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X-Men spin-off, New Mutants Is Gaining Steam

It may come as a shock to many, but there are still some mutants that have not yet made it to the big screen: Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod’s X-Men spin-off, New Mutants, being one of them.

The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone has been on board to helm New Mutants for a while, and has now brought some more Faults alumni into the X-world. Its screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will be penning 20th Century Fox’s upcoming super-spin-off about the young bunch of ragtag mutants trained by (at different points over the comic's 1983-1991 run) Cable, Magneto and Professor X.

Neustadter and Weber are an inspired choice for the material, having connected with many a young cinemagoer thanks to their work on (500) Days Of Summer, Paper Towns and The Spectacular Now. They also have the upcoming James Franco-directed The Masterpiece on their slate: a behind-the-scenes look at Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic, The Room.

Simon Kinberg is back on producing duties, but the ca…

#WhatIsMorgan Robots React to the Trailer

What if robots watched movies? Two of the world's most advanced robots - magicLab's EDI (Electronic Deceptive Intelligence) and the University of Pisa's FACE (Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions) viewed the trailer for MORGAN - watch what happened next.



A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human," who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

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VOTE ASH WILLIAMS FOR PRESIDENT #Ash4President Videos

Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Two Returns October 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT

STARZ is reigniting the Ash4President campaign with a new website and killer campaign videos to rally the troops and rock the vote.

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Ash is the only man who can cross party lines, because no one likes a party more than Ash Williams. Under the promise of making America groovy again, fans can sign up to receive custom campaign swag, download political posters, and share Ash’s policies across social media. Through www.Ash4President.com and the @Ash4President Twitter handle STARZ will be releasing a series of exclusive political clips featuring Ash Williams giving his take on hot button issues to get loyal fans (err, citizens) to the polls. Ash is still waiting for the invite to the presidential debates but just in case it got lost in the mail he’ll be live tweeting the debates from the @Ash4President handle to make sure his voice is heard. Hey America, you could do worse.

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#HiddenFigures & @20thcenturyfox Celebrate Katherine G. Johnson 98th Birthday

20th Century Fox and HIDDEN FIGURES are wishing the brilliant and trailblazing Katherine G. Johnson a Happy 98th Birthday! Katherine is the NASA mathematician who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in US history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Join in on her birthday celebration by checking out the below video and learning more about her inspiring story.



To honor this remarkable woman on Women’s Equality Day, Fox will be making a donation to STEM EDUCATION for every share of this video on August 26th, 2016.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the w…

Hell Or High Water Expands Into 900 Theaters Nationwide #HoHWMovie

Hell Or High Water is expanding to over 900 theaters nationwide this weekend!



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Movie Review: Hell or High Water-

“Hell Or High Water” is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition. Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), “Hell Or High Water” is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob…

Movie Review: #HandsofStone What goes up, must come down

The story of the legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran proves what goes up, must come down, only to make a comeback.
By: Erika Ashley
Self-raised in the streets of Panama during the 1960s, Roberto Duran had to fight for everything in his life. He fought for food, money, respect and used his God-given talents and pugnacious nature to learn the art of boxing. With the help from many positive male role models that believed in him, Duran made his way to the top. However, once at the top there is no other way but down and Duran’s fall from grace left him with one only option, to get back up.



Roberto Duran’s legacy and backstory is truly inspirational. Going into this bio-pic quite honestly I barely knew anything about Duran and what he accomplished. Having no frame of reference, I thought this film did a great job at outlining his life long struggle having grown up in poverty in a country that was being over-run by America and his need to be successful in boxing in order to survive.…

Movie Review: Don’t Breathe

Complex horror film is a breath of fresh air you should take in.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
In a blighted corner of Michigan, a trio of young ne’er-do-wells are enjoying a successful run of home-invasion robberies. There’s Rocky (Jane Levy), who comes from an abusive home and still lives there, along with her kid sister; her boyfriend Money (Daniel Zovatto), an unrepentant dirtbag; and Alex (Dylan Minnette), a sensitive sort whose unrequited love for Rocky keeps him enmeshed in the operation and whose access to his father’s security company materials makes their robberies possible. The trio decides to end their tenure with the proverbial Last Big Score, setting their sights upon an old man (Stephen Lang) who lives in a dilapidated Addams mansion in a deserted slum. This man, it’s been reported, has received a huge settlement after the vehicular manslaughter of his daughter from the wealthy family of the young girl responsible for the accident. The thieves think relieving this fossil of …

The Departed TV Series Being Developed For Amazon

Variety is reporting Warner Bros. TV and Plan B have teamed with writer Jason Richman to develop a drama series for Amazon inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winner “The Departed.”

The project marks Warner Bros. TV’s first co-production pact with Amazon.

Richman is writing the pilot and exec producing with Roy Lee, Michael Connolly, Graham King, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Tripp Vinson, Doug Davison and Gianni Nunneri. Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment are also producing.

The new spin on “Departed” revolves around a young cop who infiltrates a Latino gang in Chicago and battles the gang’s own plant in the police department. Like “Departed,” the series adaptation is also inspired by the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs.”

Richman’s credits include creating and exec producing the 2010 ABC police drama “Detroit 1-8-7” and another ABC drama, 2013’s “Lucky 7.”

“Departed” starred Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio,…

#ManchesterByTheSea Trailer & Images

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.


After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a w…

"Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.



It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against ev…

Enter For A Chance To Win ROE Passes To See THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to win Run Of Engagement tickets to see THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX in Phoenix.


After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.



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The Dressmaker Trailer Starring Kate Winslet

A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. This dark and quirky comedy stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage, who cares for her eccentric mother (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis), schemes with the local sergeant (Hugo Weaving) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.



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Official Trailer For #RINGSMOVIE

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…



RINGS is in theaters October 28th

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#NYFF ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION OF ANG LEE’S BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK AT THE 54th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Special event will unveil first-of-its-kind new digital cinematography technology



The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee’s highly anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emot…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #SULLY In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to see SULLY on September 6th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #SULLY In Albuquerque

Enter for a chance to see SULLY on September 6th at 7:00 PM in Albuquerque.


On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #SULLY In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to see SULLY on September 6th at 7:00 PM in LAS VEGAS.


On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.



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Blu-ray Review: #TheNightManager

The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition is engrossingly dark elegance with a chocolate on the hotel bed.
Review by Matt Cummings With all the talk about a replacement being sought for Daniel Craig as James Bond, Actor Tom Hiddleston was perhaps the last person anyone assumed would suddenly vault to the top of everyone's list. But that was before the BBC mini-series The Night Manager - Uncensored Edition, an engrossing, unconventionally dark free fall into the world of shady arms dealing. Its arrival on Blu-ray gives us a Zero Point to measure Hiddleston both Pre- and Post-Bond.

For respected hotelier night manager Thomas Pine (Hiddleston), life revolves around assisting his well-to-do guests at a fashionable hotel in Egypt. But as a revolution sweeps through the country, Pine learns that an arms deal lead by the wealthy industrialist Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) will attempt to circumvent any progress made by very violent means. Determined to help, Pine is eventually recruite…

Ice Cube Wants A Last Friday Movie

Ice Cube may have one more Friday movie in him.

On Monday the rapper, actor, and filmmaker revealed on Twitter that he has met with New Line Cinema about making Last Friday, which would be the fourth film in the comedy franchise about an everyman trying to get by in South Central L.A.

Cube’s update came with a caveat, however: “Can’t do Last Friday unless we can do it right,” he wrote. “Ball is in New Line Cinema’s hands. Bat is in mine.”

Cube starred in and made his screenwriting debut on the original Friday, which was released in 1995 and helped propel costar Chris Tucker to stardom. A low-budget hit, the film spawned two sequels, 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next. There has been talk of a potential fourth installment since at least 2011.

Cube’s tweet came a day after he shot down rumors that his son, Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr., would star in a Friday remake. “Can’t mess with a classic,” he said.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See The Light Between Oceans In Minnesota

Enter for a chance to see The Light Between Oceans on August 30th at 7:00 PM in Minnesota.

Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper and war veteran, and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) are living off the coast in post World War I Western Australia. One day, the couple rescue a baby girl who has washed up on an adrift rowboat and decide to informally adopt her as their own, whom they name Lucy. But as Lucy grows older, Tom and Isabel discover the consequences of raising the child when a visit to the mainland and an encounter with a particular woman, (Rachel Weisz), threaten to break apart their blissfully happy family.



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#WhoKilledPablo #NARCOS Season 2 Trailer & Poster

The DEA. Search Bloc. The Cali Cartel. Los Pepes. Now that Pablo was out of prison, everyone wanted payback. But the question remains, #WhoKilledPablo?



In the second season, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is on the run, with the Colombian authorities in relentless pursuit -- and determined to put an end to his illegal activities.

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WTF? Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art

Rogue One is not the only outer-space adventure adorning the pages of Empire’s new issue. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Marvel’s most out-there blockbuster to date, shares some exclusive new concept art. This one shows what our heroes are up against this time out. Answer? This horrible-looking critter.

Resembling the product of a particularly successful Tinder date between an exogorth and a sarlacc, this furry-octo-monster is menacing Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), baby Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper). We defy you not to enjoy the expression on Groot’s face. Everyone’s favourite sprout doesn’t seem to be taking this confrontation quite as seriously as the rest of the gang.

This so-far unnamed space beastie isn’t the only – or, indeed, main – threat the Guardians will be facing in the second volume. Elizabeth Debicki’s alien Ayesha is hungry for vengeance after they stitch her up early in the piece …

Blu-ray Review: The Duel Story Makes Hardly Any Sense

A small western film tries desperately to be an Oscar contender. Review by Erika Ashley
In the late 1880s, a young boy watches a ruthless, God-fearing “Preacher” murder his father in a cold-blooded knife-duel. Years later the boy, David Kingston, grows up to be a Texas Ranger and is put on a special case when bodies of deceased Mexicans begin popping up in a river outside of a quiet town. The man that runs the town is the very man that killed Kingston’s father 22 years before. Kingston brings his wife along with him reluctantly to investigate the deaths but gets caught up quickly in the inner-workings of a much larger problem. Kingston soon finds himself in a duel, fighting for his wife and his life after he uncovers the truth.



I cannot remember this film being released in theaters which forces me to believe that this little ditty snuck under the radar and was forced straight to DVD/Blu-ray. Surprisingly the with two big name actors as front-runners, Woody Harrelson and the ever pop…

New #LALALAND Teaser Trailer

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.



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Giveaway: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Thanks to UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. we have copies of THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) to giveaway to some lucky fans.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD now & 4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND ON AUGUST 23, 2016.

If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.



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The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: S…

Max Steel International Trailer

Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of Max McGrath and his mother have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born. As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control.



At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia. Eventually the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman streng…

Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer Working On " COPS" Movie

"Bad boys, bad boys, wotcha gonna do... wotcha gonna do when they come for you..." If that song pops into your head when you hear the title COPS, then chances are you know the famous reality police series that has been running on US TV since 1989. Now someone wants to make a movie based on the show, and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer is aboard to direct.

It's still in the nascent stage of developing, but apparently the plan is not to go for a direct big-screen version of the show, which specialises in showing perps being arrested, houses being raided and drunk weirdoes being carted away in cuffs, but instead to turn the idea into a buddy comedy along the lines of Lethal Weapon.

Which has us rather confused... Why purchase the rights to the name of a show but then create a movie that will likely have nothing much to do with it? Still, writer Cameron Fay is the man currently charged with channelling the series' particular vibe for the show, which we suppose could po…

Production On Upcoming Mission: Impossible Film Halted

The fuse on a new Mission: Impossible movie has been briefly extinguished. Pre-production had already begun on the the sixth film in the franchise, which was announced before the last instalment, 2015’s Rogue Nation, was even released. But Deadline reports that work has now been temporarily halted.

According to the report, a small team of around 15 to 20 people had begun early prep on the film in London, including visual effects tests, but Paramount have now ordered work to stop until a pay dispute has been settled.

It’s unclear where the dispute lies: one source suggests that the studio are looking to reduce the fees of its producer-star, Tom Cruise, and the production companies Bad Robot and Skydance. The other scenario is that Cruise’s agent is angling for more moolah, given he remains a huge box-office draw, and M:I is among Paramount’s biggest franchises. (Rogue Nation earned just under $700m.)

It’s hardly an impossible mission to get things back on track – disputes of this sort…