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“Meet the Movie Press”: Speculation Swirls Around “Venom,” “The Terminator” and “The Last Jedi” (Video)

Riz CarnageThe guys also talk about Chris Pratt’s Cowboy Ninja Viking and the Tom Holland-Daisy Ridley movie Chaos Walking, as well the new trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and the Robert Redford-Jane Fonda film Our Souls at Night.

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The 25 Best Movies From 25 Years Ago: “Reservoir Dogs” Highlights the Underrated Class of 1992

1992SmallThey just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.

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Donald Sutherland Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s Sci-Fi Movie “Ad Astra”

donaldexcerptThe multiple Golden Globe-winning actor, who has yet to convert those awards to an Oscar, will be joining Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and recently announced Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga in the outer space adventure from Gray and the team behind 12 Years a Slave.

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“Veep” Creator Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” Gets Its First Trailer

deathofstalinexcerptFive years after the popular HBO show gained the British television creator a new American fanbase, his third feature film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before opening in the United Kingdom on October 20.

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“Annabelle: Creation” Review: Someone’s a Fan of “Poltergeist” Judging by This Fine But Uninspired Prequel

Annabelle: Creation Review“The first Annabelle was a cheap knock-off of The Conjuring, built around fake tension and lame, slow-burn non-scares. This time, there’s plenty of payoff, and once the film hits its third act, it’s fairly relentless in terms of pace and tone,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Patrick Stewart & John Malkovich are at Odds in “The Wilde Wedding” Trailer (Video)

WildeWeddingPatrick Stewart and John Malkovich fight for Glenn Close’s affection in the The Wild Wedding trailer.

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“Annabelle: Creation” Hopes to Scare Off the Summertime Franchise Blues

annabelleboxofficeexcerptNew Line and Warner Bros. have created a successful franchise around James Wan’s The Conjuring, but can a prequel to a spinoff that’s already a prequel find an audience in a summer where many franchises have failed?

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The Russo Brothers Launch Production Company with Morten Tyldum-Directed “Exit West”

russostyldumexcerptThe filmmakers behind two Captain America movies and the two upcoming Avengers films will team with the Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game for an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel.

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Gillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameDescribed as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

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Nick Jonas Joins Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s “Chaos Walking”

nickjonasexcerptThe former Jonas Brother and successful solo artist continues to make his foray into acting with a role in the post-apocalyptic thriller, based on Patrick Ness’ Y.A. trilogy. Jonas will play the son of Mads Mikkelson’s army leader, who is also the film’s primary bad guy.

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Seth Gordon Tackles the Real-Life Drama of “Tulia”

gordontuliaxcerpt2The filmmaker best known for comedies like Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases, and the recent Baywatch will tackle more serious fare with the 1999 Texas drug scandal documented in the 2005 book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.

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“Rogue One” Star Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in “Venom” as Popular Marvel Character

Riz Ahmed VenomAhmed is a bit of a… chameleon, and we’ve been fans ever since we saw him go toe-to-toe with Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Tim Miller NeuromancerSimon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

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“The Only Living Boy in New York” Review: Marc Webb, Strong Cast Help Allan Loeb’s Script Land Big Emotional Punches

The Only Living Boy in New York Review“This is a small film, but it’s a strong film, and it finally showcases this writer in a way that makes clear what his strengths can be,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Annapurna and Studio 8 Are Just Getting Started, But Can They Make It?

annapurna excerptIt’s one thing to take an existing company and examine its ups and downs based on a concrete history. It’s a whole other kettle of fish to utilize the same set of standards and apply them to a pair of companies that have no real track record at all, but which have declared themselves as major players in the arena moving forward.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Get Cozy in “Our Souls at Night” Trailer (Video)

Our Souls at Night TrailerBruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage co-star in the film, which Ritesh Batra directed from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted Kent Haruf’s 2015 novel.

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Melissa McCarthy to Play One of Boston’s First Female Cops in New Line Drama

Melissa Mccarthy excerptMcCarthy is no stranger to playing a Boston cop, having starred in The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock. Of course, that was a comedic take on law enforcement, while this project will allow McCarthy to flaunt the dramatic chops she showed in St. Vincent.

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Milla Jovovich Joins “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” as Titular Villain

bloodqueenexcerptThe star of the Resident Evil series will play the Blood Queen alongside Stranger Things star David Harbour in Neil Marshall’s reboot of Mike Mignola’s comic book character.

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Selena Gomez Joins Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning in New Woody Allen Movie

Selena Gomez Woody AllenGomez’s feature credits include Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, William H. Macy’s Rudderless, Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle.

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“Good Time” Review: The Safdie Brothers Box Well Outside Their Weight Class With This Abrasive Crime Thriller

goodtimeexcerpt“The film puts a lot of pressure on Robert Pattinson to deliver as its unlikeable lead. And while his New York accent is something to admire because it makes you forget he was once Edward in Twilight, his performance isn’t very impressive beyond that,” writes Edward Douglas.

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Antonio Banderas Wigs Out in the Trailer for Simon West’s “Gun Shy” (Video)

gunshytrailerexcerptThe Spanish actor plays a rockstar on vacation in Chile with his supermodel wife (Olga Kurylenko), who gets kidnapped, forcing him to take action. The Saban Films action-comedy will be released on September 8.

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“The Glass Castle” Review: An Erratic But Emotional Adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ Memoir

glasscastlereviewxcerptShort Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton reunites with Brie Larson for Lionsgate’s family drama, which was better than expected, even if the tone is erratic at times.

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The Second “Wonder” Trailer Will Get You Crying Again (video)

wondertrailerxcerptJulia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay star in Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of August Pullman’s New York Time bestseller, the new trailer continues the heartwarming themes introduced in the first trailer.

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Austin’s Fantastic Fest Announces Its First Wave of Genre Films

GGFFexcerptThe popular annual genre fest will feature two Stephen King adaptations, including the World Premiere of Zak Hilditch’s 1922, and movies from international filmmakers from Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, Australia and more.

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Jennifer Garner and STXfilms In Talks For Pierre Morel Revenge Thriller “Peppermint”

garnerxcerptThe new revenge thriller from the director of Taken and written by Chad St. John will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and STXfilms is in talk to release worldwide.

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“mother!” Trailer Arrives & This Headline Is About Darren Aronofsky, Not Jennifer Lawrence, SEO Be Damned (Video)

Darren Aronofsky mother!Aronofsky’s latest directorial effort is a horror movie about some “new people and new ideas.” But enough from us. As the trailer says, “seeing is believing.” And it’s not kidding around!

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“Super Dark Times” Trailer Recalls “Mean Creek,” But With a Samurai Sword (Video)

Super Dark TimesIndieWire called this film “an unnerving cross between Stand By Me and Donnie Darko,” so really, say no more. We’re already there, especially since we trust The Orchard’s taste when it comes to edgy indie films.

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“Thirst Street” Trailer Warns of the Dangers of Sleeping With Crazy Flight Attendants (Video)

Thirst StreetOscar winner Anjelica Huston narrates the film, which is said to be inspired by European erotic dramas from the ’70s as it explores the delirious extremes some of us go to for love.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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