/Filmcast Ep. 292 – John Wick

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss why Michael C. Hall’s crotch was in Devindra’s face last week, Jeff’s fascistic views on trailers, and when they’d consider double-dipping a Blu-RayPlus, Jeff shares his thoughts on Layover, the film David produced. You can buy Layover for $6 right now using promo code “filmcast”.

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Michael Bay May Direct Benghazi Movie ’13 Hours’

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Michael Bay is in talks to direct a Benghazi movie. The film in question is 13 Hours, based on the book 13 Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff. Paramount optioned that book prior to publication, and Chuck Hogan has scripted an adaptation. The deal isn’t set yet, but few things seem like such an appropriately Bizarro World choice as having Bay turn the Benghazi attacks — an awful situation regardless of politics —  into an action movie. Read More »

Hail Caesar release date

The good news is, there’s a new Coen Brothers movie coming. The bad news is, you’ll have to wait over a year to see it. Hail, Caesar! is from writing/directing/producing siblings Joel and Ethan Coen, which automatically puts it atop whatever must-watch list you have going. The film is a comedy, and the third entry in the directors’  loose George Clooney-starring “idiot trilogy” which began with O, Brother Where Art Thou? and continued with Intolerable Cruelty.

The cast of Hail, Caesar! includes Clooney, and Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill. We’ve got more info, including the first official synopsis, below.  Read More »

Marvel Experience

Not enough superhero news for you recently? Here are your daily Superhero Bits! Want to see a ton of images from Tuesday’s Marvel Event? What’s Kevin Feige‘s final word on Spider-Man? Is there an update regarding The Marvel Experience? Which U.S. Senator has talked about their role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Did Jim Carrey have a problem with a cast member in Batman Forever? Who has been spotted on the set of Ant-Man? Did Jena Malone deny playing Robin in Batman v Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Between 2011 and 2013, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper made three films together. Two of those, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, both from director David O. Russell, have already come and gone. But the last, Susanne Bier‘s Serena, is only now preparing for a theatrical bow.

Based on the novel by Ron Rash, Serena stars Lawrence and Cooper as a married couple overseeing a timber empire in 1920s North Carolina. But when the wife makes some unpleasant discoveries, their relationship takes some dark turns. Watch the new Serena trailer after the jump.

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Ex Machina poster

Alex Garland is known as a screenwriter (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and producer (Dredd, which he also wrote) and now he is a director. The first feature from Garland is called Ex Machina, in which Alicia Vikander (above) plays an AI which interacts with a scientist and a businessman (Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac) in ways the two couldn’t expect. A trailer for the film is coming tomorrow; for now get a gander at the great Ex Machina poster below. Read More »

Ralph McQuarrie concept art from Star Wars of the X-Wing

Lots of rumored concept art is described in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Is Maisie Richardson-Sellers actually in Star Wars Episode VII?
  • The Episode VII filming on Skellig Michael was reportedly scaled down.
  • Learn more about Han Solo‘s primary outfit in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Read rumored descriptions of several possible news ships in Episode VII.
  • More potential details about a major spoiler scene are described.

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Star Wars Halloween Special

In 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. It quickly became one of the most infamously horrible pieces of Star Wars history. (Until the prequels, that is, hey yo!) Aside from a cartoon that introduced us to Boba Fett, the television special was notoriously bad, showing us Life Day on the Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk where Bea Arthur sings musical numbers. Anyway, moving on…

In a new weird move of strange corporate synergy, Disney is going to air a Star Wars Halloween Special… on ESPN 2 on October 30th 2014. Will this new Star Wars television special go down in flames like the previous Star Wars Holiday special? Details after the jump.

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