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“The Endless” Filmmakers, Stars Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead on Making Micro-Budget Genre Films That Are Big on Ideas (Interview)

TheEndlessFeature2The filmmakers behind indie thrillers Spring and Resolution offer another quizzical mind-twisting thriller, one that has connections to their earlier work.

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“RED” Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber Hired to Pen Untitled Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STXfilms

JonErichHoeberDaveBautistaThe writers of Battleship and the upcoming The Meg will write the family movie in which Bautista plays a CIA operative who gets paired with a 9-year-old girl.

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Trailer for “The First Purge” Shows Where It All Began (Video)

FirstPurgeTrailerThe fourth installment of the violent series is a prequel to the previous three movies with Universal releasing it on the 4th of July.

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“A Quiet Place” Review: Silence Is Golden But Communication Is Key In This Expertly Crafted Scare Machine Starring Emily Blunt

AQuietPlaceBlunt“The end result of the collaboration between director John Krasinski and his co-writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods is a terrific, broadly entertaining movie that manages to squeeze every bit of possible suspense out of its setting. It is a thrilling communal experience,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Rowan Atkinson Comedy “Johnny English Strikes Again” Gets a Trailer (Video)

Atkinson’s bumbling spy last appeared in 2011’s Johnny English Reborn, which grossed $8 million in North America but $152 million overseas, in case you’re wondering why a third movie was made.

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Thriller “Welcome to Vienna” for Focus Features

Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptThe Oscar-nominated actor will also produce the adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s upcoming novel To Die in Vienna under his production company Nine Stories.

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“Solo: A Star Wars” Story to Premiere Out of Competition at Cannes Film Festival

SoloRon Howard directed the film, which officially comes out on May 25 and co-stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

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Amy York Rubin Directing Bo Burnham’s “Gay Kid and Fat Chick” for Paramount Players

AmyYorkRubinBoBunrhamRubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.

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Ramin Bahrani, Netflix Team on Adaptation of Aravind Adiga Novel “The White Tiger”

RaminBahraniWhiteTigerThe acclaimed indie filmmaker behind Man Push Cart and 99 Homes tackles the India-based rags-to-riches crime-drama with hopes to start filming in India later this year.

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Adam Driver & Jonathan Pryce go on a Fantastical Journey in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Trailer (Video)

DonExcerptJonathan Pryce plays a delusional older man who is convinced he is the real Don Quixote. After he confuses an advertising executive named Toby (Adam Driver) for his squire, Sancho Panza, the two men set out on a journey that slowly seduces Toby into Don Quixote’s illusionary world.

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British Thriller “Beast” Gets a Trailer Before Its May 11 Release (Video)

BeastTrailerJessie Buckley from Taboo and Johnny Flynn from Genius star in this romantic thriller about a subdued woman on an isolated island community who falls for a stranger, who may be a murderer.

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“Blockers” Review: Progressive Comedy Is Being Sold on Raunchy Gags, But It’s At Its Best When It’s Honest About Love and Sex

Geraldine Blockers“Geraldine Viswanathan plays the daughter of John Cena and Sarayu Blue, and she’s a winning lead, a smart vivacious kid who is up for a night of experimentation and boundary-breaking. It’s a refreshing character, made even more refreshing because Viswanathan is not the conventional face of teen comedy,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Krasinski-Blunt Horror Flick “A Quiet Place” Will Dominate, but Can “Blockers” Pull off a Second Place Win over Spielberg?

BoxOffice4618BannerThe box office should pick up in April as stronger offerings are released before Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War at the end of the month.

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

TortureReportCastingJennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.

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Rowan Atkinson Comedy “Johnny English Strikes Again” Gets a Trailer (Video)

JohnnyEnglishTrailerAtkinson’s bumbling spy last appeared in 2011’s Johnny English Reborn, which grossed $8 million in North America but $152 million overseas, in case you’re wondering why a third movie was made.

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Sue Kroll Launches Kroll & Co. Shingle on Warners Lot; Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock to Star in First Projects

Kroll and Co.Kroll will serve as an executive producer on Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born and Edward Norton’s directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn, as well as John Crowley’s adaptation of The Goldfinch.

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George Clooney, “Spotlight” Producers Team for “Trading in Starvation” at Focus Features

FocusExcerpt The drama is inspired by a number of different stories that piece together a narrative about starvation in third world countries.

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Andrew Haigh, Charlie Plummer Explore Teen Struggles in Coming-of-Age Drama “Lean on Pete” (Interview)

CharliePlummerLeanOnPete4The filmmaker behind 45 Years and Weekend tells the story of a boy and the horse with whom he bonds, along with the young star of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.

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Despite a Bold New Suggestion for Crediting Screenwriters, the WGA Shouldn’t Change a Thing

Additional Writing ByMultiple WGA members are lobbying for an “Additional Writing By” credit section, naming everyone who had a hand in a film’s screenplay. The general concept behind this is that, if you were hired to write and you wrote, you should get credit for that work, whether or not said work was used. But is that really a good idea?

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“X-Men: First Class” Writer Ashley Edward Miller to Write “Red Sonja”

RedExcerptThe Red Sonja is a sword and sorcery comic-book heroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor for Marvel Comics in 1973.

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“X-Files” Star Annabeth Gish Joins Charles Manson Drama “Charlie Says”

GishExcerptGish joins cast members Matt Smith as the notorious cult leader, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young, and Chace Crawford in the upcoming film from American Psycho director Mary Hannon.

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“Riverdale” Star K.J. Apa to Replace YouTube Phenom Kian Lawley in Fox 2000 Drama “The Hate U Give”

K.J. Apa Kian Lawley The Hate U GiveGeorge Tillman Jr. is directing the film, which is gearing up for reshoots in Atlanta. Those reshoots were deemed necessary after video surfaced of Lawley making racist remarks, and it’s sure hard to sell a topical movie like this one with that kind of cloud hanging over the film.

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“Ready Player One” Sacrifices Another Dynamic Female Character for Male Gaze

Screen Shot 2018-04-03 at 11.49.28 AM“Without the extensive buildup of backstory [from the book], Art3mis essentially loses her own storyline and purpose and, in doing this, Artemis’ sole purpose becomes a visual totem used as fodder for the obsessive male gaze,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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“Cargo” Trailer: Martin Freeman is Running out of Time in Netflix’s Zombie Drama (Video)

CargoExcerptCargo tells the story of a man (Freeman) and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. When he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find his daughter protection before he turns.

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Bellevue Shopping Thriller Spec “Three Day Hold,” Described As a Female “Prisoners”

Three Day Hold PrisonersWritten by Scott Blaszak, the script follows a psychology grad student who comes to believe that her new patient holds the key to the mystery surrounding her sister’s disappearance 13 years earlier. When no one believes her, she takes matters into her own hands and sets out to find her sister by any means necessary.

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Leigh Whannell’s Cyber-Thriller “Upgrade” Gets Red and Green Band Trailers (Video)

UpgradeTrailerFormerly called “Stem,” the latest from the Saw and Insidious co-creator and Blumhouse Productions will be released on June 1.

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Guillermo del Toro Signs Overall Deal with Fox Searchlight

Guillermo WinsThe studio will set-up a specific label for the genre films curated and produced by del Toro with Scott Cooper’s Antlers being the first film under the deal.

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Dan Mazeau Writing Draft of Ernest Cline’s “Armada” For Universal

ArmadaExcerptMuch like Ready Player One, Armada is filled with a plethora of 80’s and 90’s pop culture easter eggs.

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Tiffany Haddish Schools Kevin Hart in the First Trailer for “Night School” (Video)

NightSchoolTrailerThe new comedy from Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee and producer Will Packer will hit theaters on Sept. 28.

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The First Trailer for Neil Gaiman’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Video)

HowtoTalktoGirlsTrailerThe sci-fi comedy stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman and Matt Lucas with A24 releasing it sometime this summer.

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