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‘Southpaw’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal + Boxing = Box Office Gold

All great boxing movies have to start with the protagonist being or becoming an underdog. In the case of the Jake Gyllenhaal-led film Southpaw, it’s the latter.

Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. This leads Billy to dabble in drugs and alcohol, which later …

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‘Hot Pursuit’ Trailer: Reese Witherspoon + Sofia Vergara = Big Laughs

Two years after The Heat proved women can hold their own in the world of action-comedies, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have joined forces for a new feature we can’t wait to see.

Hot Pursuit tells the story of a promising young police officer (Witherspoon) who receives her first big assignment. She is tasked with transporting a key witness (Sofia Vergara) to a very important trial, but before that can happen a lot of gunplay and explosions occur, which propels the women–who of course could not be more different–on a spontaneous road trip while they try to figure out their …

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EDITORIAL: What Will Be The American Movie Theater Experience In 2015?

After a trip to an AMC theater to see The Theory of Everything (which is an incredibly moving and powerful film that you must see), I found myself questioning the current state of the American movie theater experience. In a market where everything is now a “luxury” experience, it seems as if every theater is doing their best to turn themselves into a faux-luxury cinema – and to be honest, it feels completely unnecessary.

As a first-timer at this specific theater, I imagined my experience would be the same as most AMC theaters. Upon entering I found that the entire …

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Marvel Reveals Release Date for Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Series

After a long production phase, Netflix‘s Daredevil has finally been given a release date. Matt Murdock and company will be hitting your streaming service menus on April 10, 2015. All 13 episodes will be available at that time, so plan to take work/school off accordingly.

The series will star Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox as the titular character, Daredevil, or better known by his friends and family as Matt Murdock. Deborah Ann Woll will play Daredevil’s love interest, Karen Page, and Vincent D’Onofrio will play the villainous Kingpin.

Based off of The Man Without Fear comic-arc, Netflix and the …

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The First ‘To Write Love On Her Arms’ Movie Trailer Is Here!

Late in October of this year, the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowsky, announced that a film based on his non-profit organization that aims to support those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide would finally see the light of day. After being in the works for a lengthy four years, Tworkowski delivered the announcement to the public by sharing a letter from Sony Pictures’ Senior Vice President, Dan Primozic.The internet soon went crazy.

Scheduled for a March 2015 release, the TWLOHA movie, formerly titled Renee, is inspired by the story of Renee Yohee …

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Tim Burton Directing ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Winona Ryder to Star

For Beetlejuice fans, there is hope. While Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are keeping themselves busy with ambitious films like Big Eyes and Birdman, the two have never really stopped thinking about a follow-up for their cult hit. Today, as MTV News digs up, we find there’s more set in stone than we realized.

Back in October, Keaton said he and Burton were waiting for a script, but their new video interview revealed Beetlejuice 2 is moving along just fine. When asked if Winona Ryder would return for the sequel, Burton gave an enthusiastic response. “Oh yeah, yeah yeah …

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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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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Pyramid’ Is A Fun, Yet Familiar Thrill Ride

Film: The Pyramid
Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare
Directed by: Grégory Levasseur

Capping off what can only be described as one of the worst years for mainstream horror in the last decade, 20th Century Fox has delivered a fun, yet familiar thrill ride with The Pyramid.

It’s August 2013 and the streets of Cairo are on the brink of complete chaos. The government and its citizens are fighting for reasons far too meaningful for a film like The Pyramid to try and explain, but it does, however, provide a great setting to begin a film that otherwise would need …

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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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UTG INTERVIEW: Iranian Journalist / Writer Maziar Bahari Talks ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart, And Risky Journalism

Rosewater, the new film directed by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, is based upon a real man’s incarceration and torturing for reporting objectively during a dark time in Iran in June of 2009. Maziar Bahari is that man and UTG got to sit down with him to talk about the film, its production, and his relationship with Stewart among other things. Maziar is portrayed by Gael García Bernal in the new film. Rosewater is also based upon Bahari’s book, Then They Came For Me.

For a bit of background, Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who was …

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Extended ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Released

“I’m going to show you something beautiful…”

It has been three weeks since we were gifted with the viewing of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer, and I am still swooning over it. But, it has been a long three weeks, though we may rest at ease for a new version of the trailer has been released that features some exciting new footage.

Still, to this day to finally see Ultron in his full, collected form as he shall appear in the film only solidifies my anticipation for his screen debut, and if James Spader’s voice work shown …

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‘The Conjuring 2′ Set To Scare in June 2016

A couple months ago, we reported that The Conjuring 2 was moving to an undisclosed time in 2016 from an Oct. 25, 2015 release date. The reasoning behind that shift was a lawsuit holding up the production and director James Wan remaining one of the busiest people working in Hollywood. After finishing up on Furious 7, Wan seems to be shifting his focus directly back to the sequel to his 2013 horror mega-hit. Now, we’re getting news from Deadline that The Conjuring 2 has officially moved to June 10, 2016. No official casting news has been released but Patrick …