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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 …

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Shawn Levy Claims A ‘Real Steel’ Sequel May Still Be On The Way

Real Steel is one of those odd Hollywood offerings that received a lukewarm reception stateside, but somehow managed to bring in major bank overseas. So much money, in fact, that the studio behind the film about boxing robots is open to the idea of making a sequel. Director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman want the franchise to continue as well, but according to a recent interview with ComingSoon it may be a while before we see Real Steel 2 enter production.

Speaking with the movie news site about a slew of projects, Levy offered one of the most in-depth …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Zach Braff Talks ‘Wish I Was Here’

A little over a year ago, Scrubs star Zach Braff made international headlines when he turned to the world of Kickstarter to fund his latest film. Fans of Braff and his previous cinematic creation (Garden State) funded the project in less than 48 hours, which brought delight to some and rage to others. Some were excited to know other people believed in Braff as much as they did, while others thought the alleged millionaire was abusing a platform meant to help struggling artists get projects they cannot afford to create themselves off the ground. I did not fund …

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Kurt Russell Claims ‘The Hateful Eight’ Could Shoot In Early 2015

Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated and sometimes cancelled Hateful Eight is currently alive and well. Production information has been kept under tight wraps, but one of the film’s long-rumored stars seems to have essentially confirmed Tarantino’s plans to bring his latest Western to life.

This week, Kurt Russell teased connection to Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight while talking about future projects with Philadelphia’s Fox 59. He was doing an interview about The Battered Bastards of Baseball (out now on Netflix), when he dropped the following tidbit of previously unreleased information:

“I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like

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10 Questions We Have About ‘Apes 3′ After Watching ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes just wrapped its first weekend of release here in the United States, and based on its $73 million dollar haul at the box office I think it’s safe to say a third film in the modern Apes franchise is not far from being a reality. It has long been rumored that a trilogy was the plan from day one, but as Hollywood has suffered a few misfire franchise launches in recent years (Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures) executives have become a bit more hesitant to guarantee anything until they see a return …

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Could Nick Cannon Portray Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels’ Upcoming Biopic?

Mr. Mariah Carey is back in our headlines today with news that he may soon be portraying one of the most iconic stand-up comedians of all time.

Nick Cannon has spent the past couple weeks teasing the press with the idea he may soon attempt to portray Richard Pryor on the big screen. He’s stated publicly that he has met with director Lee Daniels (The Butler) to discuss the project, and has even begun preparing for the possibility of the role by growing his hair out and taking up smoking. You know, because everyone loves Nick Cannon for …

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Josh Trank Will Also Be Directing A ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film

The Avengers-like Star Wars movie world continues to take shape as the franchise continues to snap up some of the hottest young directors (and actors!). After announcing that Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards would helm the first Star Wars  spinoff, slated for a 2016 release, it has now been announced that Josh Trank will be helming another.

Though the date of Trank’s installment hasn’t been confirmed, it seems likely that it will be nestled into 2018, snugly between new Episodes in ’17 and ’19. Trank’s Chronicle is still his only major motion picture to be released yet, but …