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“Justice League” Trailer Unites Bad Music With Even Worse CGI (Video)

Justice LeagueBatman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. Cyborg. All your favorite DC heroes are here (well, not Superman), but we can’t say we’re enthused.

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Wyatt Russell and “Girls” Star Alex Karpovsky Have a Threesome in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” Trailer (Video)

Folk Hero and Funny Guy TrailerProduced by writer-director Jeff Grace and Ryland Aldrich, the indie movie co-stars Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris and David Cross.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Negotiations to Direct Movie Musical for Universal

Joseph Gordon Levitt ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in negotiations to direct an untitled movie musical for Universal Pictures with the running title Wingmen, which he will also star in alongside Channing Tatum.

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Robert Rodriguez in Talks to Direct Fox’s “Escape From New York” Remake (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Escape From New YorkAndrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing under their Picture Company banner, while original director John Carpenter will serve as an executive producer.

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No “Do-Over” Here: Netflix Wants to Grow Old With Adam Sandler, Orders Four More Movies

Adam Sandler NetflixSandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film for Netflix, which boasts 93 million members worldwide and will release his new film Sandy Wexler on April 14.

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Colin Farrell in Early Talks for Disney and Tim Burton’s “Dumbo”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Disney and Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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How About Building the Film Before We Build the Universe?

power-rangers-excerptIt seems like every film today is one piece in the web of a massive franchise with expectations to turn into a full cinematic universe. Many it times it even seems like the films franchises are being greenlit before the first film is released. Neil Turitz takes a look at this phenomenon and asks why film is going in this direction.

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Dakota Johnson in Talks to Star in Sony’s “Queens of the Stoned Age,” Based on GQ Article (Exclusive)

Dakota Johnson Queens of the Stoned AgeThe film follows the Green Angels, a high-end weed delivery service that hired models to work as drug dealers. The group operated for nearly a decade without being busted, all while growing into a multi-million dollar operation.

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Funny Business: Amy Schumer Drops “Barbie” for Indie Dramedy as Kristen Wiig Joins Blanchett in “Bernadette”

Amy Schumer Kristen Wiig Barbie BernadetteInstead of Barbie, Schumer will join Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman in Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me, which is described as a multigenerational story about family and the complexities of modern life, as filtered through the lens of two intertwining love stories.

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“La La Land” Producer Jordan Horowitz Working with Martin Scorsese on Rodrigo Prieto’s Directorial Debut “Bastard”

Jordan Horowitz BastardSet in the small town of Bird’s Point, Missouri, the story is described as a taut revenge thriller set against the backdrop of a looming flood, though plot details beyond that are being kept under water.

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“Life” Duo Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Espinosa Reteam for Middle East Drama “The Anarchists vs ISIS”

Daniel Espinosa Jake Gyllenhaal The Anarchists vs ISISGyllenhaal is expected to star in the film, which is based on the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Trailer Continues Martin McDonagh’s Dark Humor Streak (Video)

Three Billboards ExcerptIn Bruges and Seven Psychopaths director Martin McDonagh is back with a new movie and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues his dark, sardonic and laugh-out-loud humor.

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“CHIPS” Film Review: The Movie Adaptation of the TV Classic is a Clunky and Uneven Ride

chips-excerptDax Shepard and Michael Pena reboot iconic TV characters with new life and swagger, but it’s not enough to make this adaptation spectacular.

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Jeff Garlin Pays Homage to “Columbo” in First Trailer for “Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie” (Video)

Jeff Garlin Handsome: A Netflix Mystery MovieGarlin is the kind of respected funnyman whom other comedians want to work with. This time around, he’ll be joined by Natasha Lyonne, Christine Woods, Steven Weber, Eddie Pepitone, Timm Sharp, Leah Remini and Amy Sedaris.

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Joe and Anthony Russo Team With “Swiss Army Man” Duo For Sci-fi Project

russo-excerptMarvel Cinematic Universe maestros Joe and Anthony Russo are venturing out of the world of comic book movies and partnering with Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for a yet-to-be-titled sci-fi feature, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Sony’s Marvel Universe Expands With Silver Sable, Black Cat Movie From “Thor 2” Writer

Silver Sable Black Cat Christopher Yost SonySilver Sable is a mercenary who hunts war criminals, while the better-known Black Cat is an acrobatic thief named Felicia Hardy, who was played briefly by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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“Insecure” Star Issa Rae Joins Bill Hader in “Empress of Serenity”

Issa Rae Empress of SerenityJesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct the film, which stars Hader as a man whose elaborate plan to win back his ex-wife is upended when he’s guilted into a month long mega-cruise with his widowed father.

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“Power Rangers” Film Review: Mighty Morphin Fun That Won’t Ruin Your Childhood

power-rangers-excerptThe adaptation is entertaining and fun enough to pass muster, but doesn’t break any molds. That being said, fans of the original can rest easy knowing that their childhood won’t be tainted by this diverse, edgy, and millenial-grade redux of Saban’s popular spandex-clad franchise.

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Will Kevin Hart Give “Wonder Woman” a Run for Her Money With “Captain Underpants”? (Video)

Captain Underpants TrailerBased on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, the animated film follows two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation — a kind-hearted but incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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“Love Actually” Cast Reunites in Delightful Teaser for Upcoming Short Film (Video)

Red Nose Day Actually ExcerptSee your favorite cast members from Love Actually like Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Hugh Grant, and more in the first look at “Red Nose Day, Actually,” the upcoming short film.

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Brie Larson to Play First Female Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull for Amazon

Brie Larson ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that upcoming Marvel star Brie Larson is set to play the first female presidential candidate in Victoria Woodhull for Amazon Studios. She will also produce the film.

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Adam Wingard’s “Death Note” Drops an Awesome First Trailer, But the Shinigami Stays in the Shadows For Now (Video)

Death Note NetflixNat Wolff stars as a high school student who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook that gives him the ability to kill just by writing someone’s name in it while picturing their face. Drunk on his new godlike power, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

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Evan Rachel Wood Casts Jenny Slate, Alison Pill, Cynthia Erivo in Her Mysterious Directorial Debut (Updated)

Evan Rachel Wood Directorial DebutThe Westworld star has worked with A-list directors such as Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Robert Redford and George Clooney, so it’s safe to assume she gained vital knowledge about filmmaking from them and is well prepared to step behind the camera herself.

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Jesse Metcalfe, Pete Wentz Join Sylvester Stallone in “Escape Plan 2”

Jesse Metcalfe Pete Wentz Escape Plan 2Steven C. Miller is directing the action-packed sequel, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Wes Chatham and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

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Rachel Weisz Torments Sam Claflin in New Trailer For “My Cousin Rachel” (VIDEO)

cousin-rachel-excerptAuthor Daphne du Maurier is known for writing some twisted stuff — and My Cousin Rachel is probably up there on the list. The dark romance a young Englishman seeking revenge against his cousin, believing that she is the one behind the murder of his guardian. But when she comes and visits his large estate, he starts to have a change of heart and becomes wildly infatuated with her.

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“Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” Has the Town Talking and Joachim Ronning Attached to Direct for Disney Territory (EXCLUSIVE)

ronning-excerptA new spec on classic princesses has hit the market and it’s a take on princesses like you have never seen before. Written by Nir Paniry and appropriately titled Princesses, the movie is being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all the classic princesses.

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Why “Beauty and the Beast” and “Legion” Star Dan Stevens Is the Leading Man to Watch

Legion Dan Stevens ExcerptBetween the one-two punch of FX’s Legion and Disney’s juggernaut live-action Beauty and the Beast remake that just opened, British actor Dan Stevens is having a tremendous time of it. Look back on his career, however, and this sudden boom in both his career and the attention heaped onto him, is not much of a surprise.

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Netflix’s New Old Rating System and the End of Movie Criticism

Siskel and Ebert ExcerptNetflix has changed its star rating system to simply a thumbs up or thumbs down. Neil Turitz explains why this unfortunate change is the newest development in the suppression of the movie reviewer.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Star in “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” Protecting Us From Johnny Depp

robert-downey-jr-excerptStephen Gaghan (Syriana) will direct from his own screenplay, based on an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd. The script will draw heavily from the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting.

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Wyatt Russell, “Fences” Breakout Jovan Adepo to Star in Bad Robot’s D-Day Movie “Overlord”

Wyatt Russell Jovan Adepo OverlordSet on the eve of D-Day, Overlord follows a group of American paratroopers who are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

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