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Roberto Orci Will Not Direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ Studio May Want Edgar Wright

Amidst all the franchises trying to get your attention over the last month it would be easy to understand if you forgot another Star Trek was also coming our way in the years ahead. Star Trek 3, which will likely have a different name when it hits theaters, is scheduled for release in 2016. There is only one problem: Deadline claims director Roberto Orci has just left the project only months before production was set to begin.

Orci was given Star Trek 3 after original director JJ Abrams landed this little indie project called Star Wars: Episode VII –

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It’s Official: Benedict Cumberbatch Is ‘Doctor Strange’

The rumors have been persistent since the days before Marvel’s ‘Phase Three‘ announcement, but today it finally became official: Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Doctor Strange.

Yes, the star of Sherlock and The Imitation Game has signed on to become Stephen Strange for Marvel’s fall 2016 feature. Reports claim the actor got involved after Inherent Vice star Joaquin Phoenix dropped out. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) will direct.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique …

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‘While We’re Young’ Trailer: Noah Baumbach Teases Another Indie Hit

I don’t know about you, but I have always felt like Noah Baumbach receives about 5% of the credit he deserves. For over a decade now he has been delivering hit after hit, both for mainstream audiences and those who prefer something a bit more indie. I mean, how many writers can you name who can craft something as emotionally riveting as The Squid And The Whale or Frances Ha, then turn around and crank out Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted? There’s only one person, and that’s Noah Baumbach.

For his latest work, Baumbach has recruited Ben Stiller, …

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24th James Bond Film Titled ‘Spectre,’ Cast And Release Date Announced

It’s been a long wait since 2012′s Skyfall. Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Sony Pictures Entertainment held the official announcement to a lucky crowd of people over at Pinewood Studios in London. The 24th James Bond film of the series has been officially titled Spectre and will release in the U.K. on October 23, 2015 and in the U.S. on November 6! To make that release date, filming will begin this coming Monday the 8th.

Returning to their prior roles in the Bond-verse are Daniel Craig as Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie …

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Sylvester Stallone Admits That A PG-13 ‘Expendables 3′ Was “A Horrible Miscalculation”

Aside from the huge piracy leak that left The Expendables 3 available to downloaders weeks before release, one of the things that hurt the old-men-blowing-up-stuff franchise was its PG-13 rating. The first Expendables was a hard and unapologetic R. The second was a PG-13 film that added digital blood in to make it R. The third was like watching members of a nursery home trying to escape from teenage-geared monotony. Only making $206 million worldwide, the third entry in the franchise under-performed compared to the $276 million haul of the first and $305 million haul of the second.

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Quentin Tarantino May Retire After His Tenth Film

Director Quentin Tarantino‘s films have cemented themselves into popular culture since his 1992 release Reservoir Dogs. His upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, will be released next year. Getting ramped up and ready for production, Tarantino spoke frankly to the American Film Market about his plans for retirement. He mentions the premise of retiring at the top of his game, a strategy used by many celebrities and athletes.

Deadline scooped the story up originally and here is what the famous director had to say:

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get

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Benedict Cumberbatch In Final Negotiations To Play Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

The good people over at Deadline dropped the biggest news bomb of the day and possibly of the week. It is now reported that Benedict Cumberbatch of Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock is in final negotiations to play Doctor Strange for Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming 2016 film adaptation. This news comes after Joaquin Phoenix’s involvement never came to fruition. Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, and even Ethan Hawke were also rumored to be attached at one point.

The original comic line behind Doctor Strange told the story of a surgeon, Stephen Strange, who after an accident renders one of his hands …

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‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser To Run In Front Of ‘The Hobbit’

They might not admit it to the public, but it’s pretty clear to anyone paying attention that DC Comics is desperately trying to catch up to, if not top, Marvel‘s cinematic universe. Every time one company announces something big, the other one follows, and every time it’s the fans who win.

We have just under two years to wait until Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters, but according to a new story on Forbes we might get a glimpse of the superhero epic as soon as December 2014. Writer Mark Hughes claims to have heard from a …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Whiplash’ Is Likely The Best Film Of 2014

Film: Whiplash
Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Featuring two unforgettable performances and a script that is as close to perfection as you can find in cinema today, Whiplash is a surefire contender for best film of 2014.

There have been many films about music and various fictional individuals’ attempts at greatness, but never have the heartbreaking sacrifices and unnervingly tense moments that come with truly achieving something special been captured the way they are in Whiplash. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film is as much an exercise in focused effort as the story …

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Machine Gun Kelly Makes His Big Screen Debut In Latest ‘Beyond The Lights’ Trailer

Ohio native Machine Gun Kelly is the latest in a long line of hip-hop celebrities to try and find success on the silver screen. Lucky for us, his first role is a rapper.

Beyond The Lights is the latest film from Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film follows a young musician, who looks just a bit like Rihanna, that finds herself struggling with the pressure of success while on the verge of becoming the next big pop star. To make matters worse, her love life is a mess, including what appears to be a less than peaceful relationship …

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Chucky Creator Don Mancini Wants A Showdown With Annabelle

After spending thirty years as the unopposed king of doll-related horror, Child’s Play creator Don Mancini sees an opportunity for a potentially big payday by allowing Chucky to meet the one and only Annabelle.

Speaking with USA Today in a new interview, Mancini expressed his desire for a collaboration and his willingness to wait for the perfect opportunity to do so. “I am hoping that at some future point we have Annabelle and Chucky team up,” says Mancini. “I can see that (even) in 20 years from now.”

Annabelle is currently a hit in US theaters, having earned just …

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Netlix And Adam Sandler Are Working On Not One, But Four New Films

Either Hell has frozen over or the executive team at Netflix does not realize Adam Sandler continued making films after Click, but whatever the case, a groundbreaking deal has just been made that will allow Sandler to make four new films for the popular streaming service.

Announced today, Netflix has entered into an agreement with Adam Sandler to have the comedy icon star in and produce four new films that will be distributed exclusively through the streaming platform. None of the projects have been revealed at this time, but it’s likely the first will not premiere until the last …