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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Replace Ben Foster and Join Chris Pine in Netflix’s “Outlaw King”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Outlaw KingDavid Mackenzie’s period film won’t just be about ransacking castles, as the script is said to feature a prominent love story between Robert the Bruce and his Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh.

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Pennywise Terrorizes Town in Latest “It” Trailer (Video)

it teaser excerptThe newest trailer for It has arrived, providing us with new bone chilling imagery. For the first time, we hear Pennywise speak as the menacing clown.

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Matt Damon Faces a Home Invasion in George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” (Video)

matt damon 1The newest film directed by George Clooney comes to us in the form of a crime comedy, Suburbicon. The feature, starring Matt Damon as a father dealing with the loss of his wife after a home invasion, was recently announced as a Venice Film Festival competition entry.

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Lupita Nyong’o is the New Master of Comic-Con Disguise

lupita nyongo2 Missing Comic-Con? Bummed you missed out on comic-con? Praise whatever higher power you believe in for video recorders and Internet connections. The weekend might be over, but fans are still getting some surprises.

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“Dunkirk” Star Channels The Smiths Singer Morrissey in First Trailer for “England Is Mine” (Video)

England Is Mine Trailer Jack Lowden plays the famous musician, and he’s joined by Jessica Brown Findlay and Jodie Comer in the Mark Gill-directed drama.

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“Atomic Blonde” Review: Action Movie Has Its Pleasures But Charlize Theron Deserves Better

Atomic Blonde“The film tries to throw narrative twists at you, but the narrative is so matter-of-fact that they never really connect as twists. And as far as franchise-building goes, there’s no real narrative hook that makes me want to see this particular character again,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Virtual Jon Hamm Woos Lois Smith in the Trailer for “Marjorie Prime” (Video)

marjorie prime excerptIn the trailer for Marjorie Prime, Jon Hamm plays a holographic recreation of the title character’s deceased husband. It looks to be a pensive look at life and memory, how the two effect one another, and how much of a role technology should play.

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“Han Solo” Movie Adds Ron Howard’s “Willow” Star Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis Han SoloDavis is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi before appearing as various characters in The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens, Rogue One and the forthcoming The Last Jedi.

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It’s “Mission: Imposter” for Christopher McQuarrie as Con Man Movie “The Chameleon” Takes Shape at Netflix

Netflix The ChameleonThere’s a lot of juicy material to mine here, but the risk lies in making something like The Walk, a very good movie that still paled in comparison to the documentary (Man on Wire) that came before it.

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“James Bond 25” Director Search: Yann Demange Eyed for Job, But Isn’t It Time for a Woman to Pilot This Franchise?

Bond PilotWe’re not going to throw names out there, but we can’t really see Kathryn Bigelow stooping to direct a Bond movie, so hold that hot take this week as Detroit hits theaters.

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Focus Features Still Suffering Growing Pains at 15 (Studio Series)

atomic blondeIt’s tough to have one’s cake and eat it, too, but Focus is certainly trying. If you doubt it, look at the success of 2016 and, though the first seven months of 2017 have been the company’s worst since 2010, the list of upcoming releases is as impressive as anyone’s. In the 15 years since its creation, Focus it is responsible for some of the very best examples of what independent film is and can be.

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“Detroit” Review: A Great Piece of Journalism That Doesn’t Make for Great Drama

Detroit Review John Boyega“There’s no special reason that one thing finally pushed people too far back in July of 1967. That was just the moment where everything got to be too much to stomach, and when pushed, a community pushed back,” writes Drew McWeeny of the latest film from Kathyn Bigelow and Mark Boal.

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Why Patty Jenkins Has Lots of Leverage for “Wonder Woman 2” as Sequel Lands Release Date

wonder-woman-excerptGal Gadot will return for the sequel, which becomes the third DCEU film to secure a release date following Justice League and James Wan’s Aquaman.

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Silicon Valley Tale “Alpha Girls” Sells to Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment

alpha girls excerpt Julian Guthrie’s nonfiction book Alpha Girls about the unrecognized female heroes of Silicon Valley will be adapted to screen. The book is scheduled for publication in 2019 after an intense publishing auction, where the book ended up at Currency Books.

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Lionsgate Nabs “Ballerina” Spec with Plans to Expand “John Wick” Universe

john wick excerptThe action spec was penned by Shay Hatten, a 23-year-old writer’s assistant at Team Downey who previously wrote the Black List script Maximum King!.

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Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, Fede Alvarez Team for Techno Thriller at Good Universe

Simon Barrett
Story details are being kept under wraps, but Barrett and Eisener are the fanboy favorites behind You’re Next and Hobo With a Shotgun.

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Toronto Film Festival Unveils First Wave of Titles, Including Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger”

stronger-excerptDavid Gordon Green directed the Boston Marathon drama, which should be quite different than last year’s Peter Berg thriller Patriots Day.

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Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play “Lord of the Rings” Author J.R.R. Tolkien in Fox Searchlight Biopic

Nicholas Hoult JRR TolkienDome Karukoski will direct from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and the film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, which has been developing the project since 2013.

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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Reunite With “The Boss” Scribe for New Line Comedy “Super-Intelligence”

Melissa Mccarthy excerptScreenwriter Steve Mallory appeared in Identity Thief and Tammy before co-writing The Boss and co-producing the upcoming New Line comedy Life of the Party.

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Dwayne Johnson Taps Rick Famuyiwa to Direct “Son of Shaolin” for Sony

Rick Famuyiwa Son of ShaolinBased on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, Son of Shaolin is a modern-day kung fu epic that combines Shaolin mythology with urban gentrification.

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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Gets New Trailer for 40th Anniversary Re-Release (Video)

Close EncountersWith the news that the remastered Close Encounters will screen at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, Sony has released a trailer, and we’ve gotta say, this movie has never looked better.

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Has San Diego Become the Con of Diminishing Returns?

SDCC“When you add it all up and factor in the role the internet plays in all of this, it means the exclusivity and uniqueness that used to be the main attraction of San Diego Comic-Con since 1970 is over,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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“Brad’s Status” Trailer Finds Ben Stiller Suffering a Midlife Crisis In Front of His Son (Video)

brads status excerptMike White’s offbeat R-rated comedy looks to be a change of pace for Stiller, who is coming off of Zoolander 2. Will Brad’s Status usher in a new age of mature roles for the actor?

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TIFF Speculation Swirling Around “Blade Runner 2049” on Eve of Announcement

Blade Runner 2049Besides Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, you can expect to see Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain and Ben Stiller north of the border come September.

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Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in “Barbie” Movie at Sony

Anne Hathaway STXA recent New York Times profile of producer Amy Pascal timed to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming pulled back the curtain on a deal that has been brewing for several months.

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Jeff’s “A Little Off” in “My Friend Dahmer” Trailer Starring Ross Lynch as Future Serial Killer (Video)

Ross Lynch My Friend DahmerThe former Disney Channel star had never heard of Dahmer when he auditioned, but he wouldn’t be the first young actor to get a career bump from the creepy role, as Jeremy Renner also played Dahmer prior to The Hurt Locker.

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Fox Acquires Suspense Novel “The Marriage Pact” for Chernin to Produce

The Marriage PactThe story follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an enticing wedding gift, decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.

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“James Bond 25” Gets a Release Date Before a Director, Star or Studio

Daniel Craig James Bond 25007’s next adventure is slated to open between a pair of Warner Bros. releases, including a new DC movie. Should Warners land the Bond franchise, expect the studio to shuffle those other release dates.

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Jon Bernthal, John Hawkes, Yelawolf Join Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Shia LaBeouf Peanut Butter FalconDakota Johnson co-stars as a kind nurse who helps LaBeouf get a young man with Down syndrome (newcomer Zachary Gottsagen) to a professional wresting school in rural North Carolina.

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Batfleck, We Hardly Knew Ye

ben affleck excerptIn the midst of a mostly humdrum news weekend that was focused primarily on Comic-Con, a story suggested that Ben Affleck’s days are numbered as Batman in the DCEU. Everyone involved denied it, of course, when the question came up at the Justice League panel and presentation in Hall H on Saturday, but the writing has been on the wall for a while now.

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