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“Flatliners” Trailer Feels a Tad Familiar, But At Least the Sequel Stars Ellen Page and Diego Luna (Video)

Ellen Page Flatliners Remake TrailerYou’ve seen this all before, from haunting choir music and talk of a “door” being opened to a girl being dragged by some unseen entity into darkness and multiple ghostly hands reaching out for our protagonists.

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Michelle Monaghan Returning to “Mission: Impossible” Franchise in Next Installment

Mission Impossible 3 ExcerptAfter a brief appearance in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Michelle Monaghan is set to reprise her role as Julia Meade in Mission: Impossible 6. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the casting on his Instagram account.

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Buyers Circling Elon Musk Spec “The Man From Tomorrow” as Hot Script Draws “Social Network” Comparisons

Elon Musk The Man From TomorrowJordan Barel’s script tells the true story of the visionary who, after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr., RJ Cyler to Star In Biopics of LSD-Loving Pitcher Dock Ellis, 2 Live Crew Frontman Luther Campbell

O'Shea Jackson Jr. and RJ Cyler Dock and The Book of LukeWritten by Joey Poach, Dock hails from producers David Permut, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, who are currently searching for a director. Meanwhile, Craig A. Williams wrote The Book of Luke for Temple Hill.

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“Cars 3” Film Review: The Franchise Gets Back on Track With This Sweet Ride of a Sequel

cars-3-excerptThe third installment of the popular franchise switches gears from the less-than-desirable Cars 2 by delivering a heartwarming story of ambition and maturity that flips the script with subtle subtext of inclusion.

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Mark Wahlberg’s “Six Billion Dollar Man” Moving Out of 2017 (Exclusive)

Mark Wahlberg The Six Billion Dollar ManThe Weinstein Company is already releasing another film on the same date — the Benedict Cumberbatch-Michael Shannon electricity drama The Current War.

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Movies Based on Video Games, and the Famed Definition of Insanity

Assassin's Creed ExcerptThe relentless pursuit of video game movie adaptations, despite a proven track record that they don’t work for the most part, falls back on the famed definition of insanity, that being the repetition of behavior and expecting a different result. But at some point doesn’t there have to be a communal understanding these projects don’t work?

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“Shot Caller” Trailer Finds “Game of Thrones” Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Going to Prison and Coming Out Money (Video)

Shot CallerJon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Holt McCallany, Emory Cohen, Omari Hardwick, Benjamin Bratt, Evan Jones and Lake Bell co-star in Shot Caller, which is set to bow at the LA Film Festival before its released next month.

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Marvel Debuts “Black Panther” Trailer During NBA Finals

black panther poster excerptIt’s finally here. Marvel has released the first trailer for Black Panther, the universe’s first black superhero to headline a film and judging by the initial footage, this film has the potential to be one of the best in the MCU.

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IN THE SKIN OF A LION (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A young man in Toronto in the 1920s earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario while he becomes involved with two actresses while fighting the compulsion to commit violence.

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From Jerry Maguire to Lestat, Tom Cruise’s Top 10 Performances Will Make You Forget All About “The Mummy”

Tom Cruise CollateralSo while you wait for the Mummy backlash to blow over, why not take a trip down memory lane and witness how Tom Cruise became one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever seen.

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This Business About Sony’s “Clean Version” Movies Is Really a Non-Issue

sausage party exceprtSony announced this week that it will soon be making “Clean Versions” of its movies available to consumers at the same time that the original versions are. The panicked reactions to this new venture, however, are extremely short-sighted.

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Sony Options Drew Daywalt’s Award-Winning Children’s Book “The Day the Crayons Quit” (Exclusive)

Sony The Day the Crayons QuitIllustrated by Oliver Jeffers, the book follows a box of crayons whose inhabitants go on strike after growing sick and tired of how they’re being used, as their roles are limited by their hues.

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BRIGSBY BEAR Film Review: Kyle Mooney Shows the Healing Power of Fandom with this Indie Comedy

brigsby bear excerptYour typical indie comedy will give you honey-colored hues, beautiful shots of nature, and humorously deadpan conversations over heartfelt tension. Brigsby Bear starring and co-written by Saturday Night Live performer Kyle Mooney will give audiences all that and more with an unexpected twist that drives the emotional current for the full film.

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Zhang Ziyi Joins “Godzilla” Sequel and Legendary’s Monsterverse as Key Monarch Figure

Zhang Ziyi Godzilla 2 MonsterverseMichael Dougherty is directing the sequel, which will star Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford and Ken Watanabe.

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“Beatriz at Dinner” Film Review: A Delicious Buffet of White Privilege and Identity Politics

Beatriz at DinnerIn Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner, the social anxiety is cranked up to full blast as very timely issues surface between the soft-spoken, yet strong-minded Beatriz and a self-centered, arrogant businessman to provide rousing dinner conversation and, in turn, one delightfully intense of a film about the division of class and race.

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Melissa McCarthy to Make Musical Debut in Holiday Film “Margie Claus” for New Line

Melissa McCarthy ExcerptThe funny and talented Melissa McCarthy is crossing another film first off her list: the musical. The Tracking Board has confirmed she’s set to star in Margie Claus for New Line Cinema after they acquired the pitch from McCarthy and Ben Falcone, and co-writer Damon Jones.

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Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Netflix’s Action Thriller “How It Ends”

Forest Whitaker How It EndsThe story follows a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country following a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem.

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“Landline” Trailer Shows a Family Coming Apart, Complete with a Secret Affair and Charming Humor (Video)

Landline ExcerptThe Obvious Child team is reuniting for a brand-new film that looks to be just as funny, touching, and poignant as the last. The first trailer for Landline shows a family whose secrets and cracks are about to come out.

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“It Comes At Night” Film Review: Whatever “It” Is, It’s Terrifyingly Dull

EMcNatt_StanleyBud_August5th_MG_6560.tifDirector-writer Trey Edward Shults shows his savvy and brilliance in framing a quiet thriller, but even with all the scares and mystery, it leaves you unsatisfied and disappointed.

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Bidding War Erupts Over Joel Edgerton’s Conversion Therapy Drama “Boy Erased” Starring Lucas Hedges

Joel Edgerton Boy ErasedBased on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased is a provocative drama about a young gay man who is forced to undergo conversion therapy to “cure” his homosexuality.

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“Logan” Director James Mangold Sets New Film as “Disorder” Remake from Taylor Sheridan Script

James Mangold ExcerptAfter the financial and critical success of Logan, James Mangold is attached to direct Disorder, a remake of the 2015 French film from Sony and Escape Artists, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script.

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Re-Teaming for “Wrong Answer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Penning the Script

Michael B Jordan and Ryan Coogler ExcerptFrequent collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are re-teaming for a new movie, Wrong Answer, based on a 2014 The New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv with Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the adaptation.

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“The Hero” Film Review: A Celebration of the National Treasure That is Sam Elliott

hero-excerptBalancing humor, grace, and the emotional dynamics of relationships with others and with oneself, The Hero is a moving film that serves as an example on how to treat and pay homage to cinematic icons.

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It’s Summer Time, and, for Universal, the Livin’ Is Easy (Studio Series)

universal-studios-excerptUniversal is chock full of the successful partnerships and franchises so key to success in today’s marketplace that it’s continually vying for the top spot alongside current Hollywood powerhouse Disney. Could it dethrone the Mouse House this year? Not likely, but it’s still set up for a tremendous year nonetheless.

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“The Mummy” Film Review: Tomb! There it is!

the-mummy-excerpt The MCU approach to Universal’s Dark Universe of classic monsters hopes to revitalize a legendary time in Hollywood, but after watching Tom Cruise lead the charge in The Mummy, the studio may want reconsider their approach.

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“Baywatch” Director Seth Gordon to Helm “Life in Rewind” Adaptation

Seth Gordon ExcerptAfter a less-than-great performance at the box office for his latest film, Baywatch director Seth Gordon is moving on to his next project. Middleton Media Group has tapped Gordon to helm their adaptation of Life in Rewind, based on the Terry Weible Murphy book.

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“Black Mirror” Up and Comer Hannah John-Kamen Lands Vital Role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Hannah John Kamen ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

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Jaume Collet-Serra to Direct “Waco” Movie Co-Written by Mark Boal for Annapurna

Jaume Collet-Serra Waco AnnapurnaAnnapurna will have to really up the star power to eclipse the Weinstein Company’s upcoming event series, and that starts with the role of David Koresh. Paul Dano or Shia LaBeouf would make for excellent casting, but so would Matthew Rhys or Billy Crudup.

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Universal Buys Workplace Comedy Pitch “24-7” for Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria to Star In and Produce

Kerry Washington Eva Longoria 24-7Plot details of Sarah Rothschild’s pitch are being kept under wraps, but the title sure sounds like it ups the ante on the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5.

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