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Trailer for “Star Wars” Love Letter “5-25-77” Confirms Release This May in Time for 40th Anniversary

5-25-77 Trailer Star WarsJohn Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks) stars in the Ultimate Fan Film from Angus director Patrick Read Johnson, which is finally on its way to theaters this May.

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“Firestarter” Remake in the Works With Akiva Goldsman Directing for Universal, Blumhouse

Firestarter Remake Akiva Goldsman BlumhouseBased on a book by Stephen King, the original 1984 movie starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is kidnapped by a secret government agency that wants to use her as a weapon.

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“The Circle” Film Review: Because We Need Another Movie Telling Us Social Media is Destroying Humanity

circle-excerptThe Circle brings some very timely and heady topics to the forefront and even though I haven’t read the book from which it was adapted, I can already tell that this movie doesn’t do justice to its source material.

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“Sleight” Film Review: Jacob Latimore Brings Magic to a Mundane Movie

sleight-excerptJD Dillard’s directorial debut, Sleight has been compared to Chronicle, Iron Man, and Dope. It’s more like a mashup of all three — a mashup that tends to have a hard time sustaining its flavor. Luckily, star Jacob Latimore adds enough charisma to the film’s fuel tank to make it entertaining enough to watch.

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Sony’s Animated “Spider-Man” Movie Swings Away From “Aquaman” Release Date

Miles Morales Animated Spider-ManIn other release date news from Sony, the studio will release Masters of the Universe on Dec. 18, 2019 — two days before Universal’s long-gestating Wicked movie and a live-action fairy tale film from Disney. No word yet on who will play He-Man, but John Cena would seem to fit the bill.

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“Jumanji” Director Joe Johnston Set to Revive “Narnia” Franchise With “The Silver Chair”

Joe Johnston Narnia The Silver ChairSure, Johnston has directed his share of stinkers, such as Jurassic Park III, The Wolfman, The Pagemaster and Hidalgo, but he also has credits on the original Star Wars trilogy, and how many working filmmakers can say that?

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“Beauty and the Beast” Actor Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in “Christopher Robin”

Ewan McGregor ExcerptScottish actor Ewan McGregor is planning to stay within the Disney family. After his supporting role in Beauty and the Beast, he’s now in talks to star in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin as the titular lead role.

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An Ode to Jonathan Demme, His Perfect Film, and the Compassion of “Philadelphia”

Jonathan Demme ExcerptJonathan Demme died early Wednesday morning at the age of 73 and left behind an incredible legacy — not just with this films, but with his creativity, empathy, and social impact.

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“Cars 3” Trailer Finds Lightning McQueen Down But Not Out of the Race (VIDEO)

cars-3-excerptThe first teaser trailer for Cars 3 was a bit… depressing. It hinted that the franchise’s hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) was headed into some darker times. But with the new trailer, we see that Cars 3 isn’t a downer, but a story of hope and not giving up.

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M. Night Shyamalan Announces “Glass,” Sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split”

Unbreakable ExcerptIn a series of tweets, M. Night Shyamalan announced his next film as Glass, the sequel to both his 2000 film Unbreakable and this year’s Split, with several cast members confirmed to come back.

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Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm Returns for “Jurassic World” Sequel

Jeff Goldblum Jurassic World 2J.A. Bayona is directing the blockbuster for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment after the first film from director Colin Trevorrow grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide. Trevorrow returned to write the script with Derek Connolly, though plot details are being kept inside the raptor pen.

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Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” Unleashes Full Cast, 2018 Release Date

Wes Anderson Isle of DogsSet in Japan, the story follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. The voice cast includes Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban, as well as Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig and none other than Yoko Ono.

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Lily James Shines in Trailer for “The Exception” Though It’s Unclear Where Her Allegiance Lies (Video)

The ExceptionLily James and Jai Courtney fall in love alongside Christopher Plummer in the new trailer for A24’s upcoming film The Exception.

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Bruce Willis Prepares to Go All “John Wick” on Jason Momoa in “Once Upon a Time in Venice” Trailer (Video)

Once Upon a Time in Venice Bruce WillisWillis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford, a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader (Jason Momoa) and teams up with his best friend (John Goodman) to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs.

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“Spotlight” Director Tom McCarthy in Talks to Direct “Timmy Failure” for Disney

Tom McCarthy ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Tom McCarthy is in talks to helm and co-write the adaptation of Timmy Failure for Disney, based on the children’s book series by Stephan Pastis.

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7 Things We Learned at the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Press Junket

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The Tracking Board learned some juicy details about the movie, the future of the Guardians and their place in the MCU, and Pratt’s opinion about being sexually objectified.

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Will Smith, Ang Lee in Talks to Team Up for Action-Thriller “Gemini Man” at Skydance

Will Smith Ang Lee Gemini Man SkydanceJerry Bruckheimer is producing the high-concept movie, which follows an aging assassin who finds himself battling his own clone, who is much younger, faster and stronger.

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“Hidden Figures” Director Ted Melfi Sets Up Holiday Comedy at Netflix

ted melfiHidden Figures writer-director Ted Melfi has sold the dark, holiday comedy El Camino Christmas to Netflix. Melfi wrote the script with Chris Wehner and has lined up a solid cast for the ensemble.

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Madonna Calls Out Hollywood on Instagram After Universal Picks Up Biopic Script “Blond Ambition”

Madonna Blond AmbitionWritten by Elyse Hollander, the script is set in the early ’80s in New York as young Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, falls in love, and begins to find fame in a business that doesn’t always treat women very well.

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Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen Poised to Play Timon and Pumbaa in “The Lion King” for Disney, Director Jon Favreau

Billy Eichner Seth Rogen The Lion King DisneyTimon and Pumbaa are the lovable meerkat and warthog who introduced the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata” into popular culture via a particularly catchy little number from the original 1994 animated movie.

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Adam Sandler, Chris Rock to Star in Netflix Comedy “The Week Of” From Director Robert Smigel

Chris Rock Adam Sandler The Week Of NetflixSandler and Smigel co-wrote the script, which chronicles the hectic week leading up to a wedding between Sandler’s daughter and Rock’s son. Things could get interesting.

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WWE’s Vince McMahon Is Subject of TriStar Biopic “Pandemonium” From “This Is Us” Directors

Vince McMahon PandemoniumJohn Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct from a script by Craig A. Williams, while Andrew Lazar will produce with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment.

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“Star Wars: Episode IX,” “Indiana Jones 5,” “Frozen 2,” “The Lion King” Get Release Dates from Disney

Disney LogoWhat’s interesting about the release date for Episode IX is that it seems to be positioning the Star Wars franchise for a shift from December to May, as the Avatar sequels just claimed December release dates in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Trailer Finds Matthew Vaughn Taking a Cue From Frank Sinatra and Doing It “My Way” (Video)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle TrailerThe sequel sees Taron Egerton return as Eggsy alongside Mark Strong and, yes, a one-eyed Colin Firth, who reprises his role as Harry Hart even though the character died in the original 2014 movie. That trio is joined by four Oscar-winning new cast members, Julianne Moore Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Sir Elton John, as well as Channing Tatum.

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“Avatar” Sequels Give 2024 and 2025 Their First Movie Release Dates

Avatar 2 DelayedFollowing Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, you’re going to get a three-year break from Pandora. Take a vacation! Read a book! But don’t make too many other plans, because before you know it, Avatar 4 will arrive on Dec. 20, 2024, and from there it’s only 364 days until Avatar 5 rewrites the record books on Dec. 19, 2025.

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“Hell or High Water” Reunion in the Works at Netflix as Chris Pine Agrees to Star in “Outlaw King”

Chris Pine Ben Foster Outlaw King NetflixDavid Mackenzie has cast Pine as Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in the early 14th century. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will play his loyal aide and chief adviser, a knight named James Douglas.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Film Review: A Wildly Adventurous Space Opera of Snark and Daddy Issues

gotg-excerptVol. 2 may not top its predecessor when it comes to fun, but it still delivers top-notch sci-fi-laden action, emotionally driven family drama, and an adorably irresistible Baby Groot.

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Studios to Spend Weekend Reading Hot Genre Spec “Afraid” From “Red Eye,” “Red Widow” Writers

Heat meterDescribed as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.

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Margot Robbie Circling Queen Elizabeth Role in “Mary Queen of Scots”

margot robbieSuicide Squad star Margot Robbie is in negotiations to portray Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots. Saoirse Ronan will take on the title role in the project from Focus Features and Working Title.

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Fox Developing Thriller Pitch “Inside” from “Luther” Creator Neil Cross

Neil Cross ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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