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JD Salinger Movie

The Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger was so reclusive that a documentary about the author did huge business, and we’re not at all surprised to see that a dramatic biopic is in the works. Rebel in the Rye, written and directed by Danny Strong (Empire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), will tell Salinger’s story with Nicholas Hoult in the lead role. The script, based on one biography of the author, appears to be wide in scope, encompassing Salinger’s young life, war service, and his literary development and success. Read More »

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The 5th Wave trailer

There comes a time in every young actor’s life when he or she must attempt to lead their own dystopian YA franchise, and for Chloë Grace Moretz that time is now. She stars as Cassie The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey‘s hit teen novel about a world torn apart by invading alien forces. Naturally, the book is the first in a trilogy.

Ron Livingston and Maggie Siff play Cassie’s parents, Alex Roe and Nick Robinson are her handsome love interests, and Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe, and Maria Bello also star. Watch The 5th Wave trailer after the jump. Read More »

Suicide Squad Dirty Dozen

The “men on a mission” movie is a concept that goes back decades, and which was honored most prominently in recent years by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds. One of the most famous films in that zone is The Dirty Dozen, in which Lee Marvin played an OSS officer tasked with recruiting a bunch of criminals and ne’er-do-wells to undertake a D-Day prep mission that was almost certainly a suicide run.

The comic book team Suicide Squad takes inspiration from that cinematic idea, and David Ayer‘s upcoming film of the same name is certainly indebted to the concept as Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) recruits a crew of super-powered bad guys (and bad women) to undertake its own mission. At this point we don’t even know what that mission is, but that hasn’t stopped an editor from cutting officially-released footage together with old trailer audio to make a Suicide Squad Dirty Dozen mashup.  Read More »

Edgar Wright Wes Craven tribute

Horror director Wes Craven, the man responsible for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, among many other films, passed away over the weekend, succumbing to a battle with brain cancer. It’s a loss felt by many horror fans and cinephiles, who are taking stock of Craven’s significant influence on the movie landscape.

In case you need any more evidence that Wes Craven was a filmmaker who inspired many directors working today, Edgar Wright has chimed in on his own personal blog with a fond remembrance of Craven and what his work meant to the director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Read some of the Edgar Wright Wes Craven tribute below! Read More »

ghostbusters-2016-official

Earlier this month we learned that Bill Murray, after years of staunchly refusing to return for a third Ghostbusters movie, had shot a cameo in Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters. So what gives? What finally got Murray to change his mind and return to the franchise? Murray explains after the jump.  Read More »

2015 Fall movies

We’ve already presented our list of big studio movies we’re excited about for fall and winter of 2015, but there’s a lot more than that set of 30 movies coming to theaters. This fall sees the release of some of our favorite Sundance films, such as Finders Keepers, and a few great retrospective roadshows including the films of Wim Wenders and the Quay Brothers. There are also big potential standouts like Todd HaynesCarol and the new version of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Those and many more 2015 fall movies are highlighted in our continuing fall/winter preview below. Read More »

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Jon Rudnitsky Joining Saturday Night Live

Fall is almost upon us, which means your favorite shows will be returning for a new season very soon. As usual, one of those shows will be Saturday Night Live, the long-running sketch comedy series that will be entering its 41st season.

Just recently we learned the show will feature a season premiere hosted by Miley Cyrus in October, and episodes hosted by Amy Schumer and SNL veteran Tracy Morgan will follow. However, we had yet to hear any new information about the cast of SNL. But that changes today.

NBC made an announcement this morning about Jon Rudnitsky joining Saturday Night Live as a featured player, and if you’re interested in what he’ll bring to the table, we’ve got some samples of his work below. Read More »

The Force Awakens alien characters

We’re just four days away from Force Friday, the huge unveiling of goodies that continues to fuel the hype machine for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a day which will be preceded by an 18-hour live streaming unboxing event. And while it seemed like we had seen a majority of the toys that will be sold, and therefore all the characters they’ll introduce, it appears there are still some new items to see.

In fact, two new action figures have just been unveiled, showing us two new The Force Awakens alien characters. One of them is a Resistance X-Wing pilot while the other is a character we’ve seen before, but didn’t have a name at the time. Check out the characters below! Read More »

Pay the Ghost Trailer

Nicolas Cage‘s child goes missing on Halloween night despite the dad’s attentive devotion to the kid’s well-being, but the good news is it isn’t his fault. As it turns out, Cage is stuck in a story in which a whole bunch of missing kids are stolen away on Halloween night thanks to the machinery of… well, something.

Is it a supernatural force, or a more down to Earth human conspiracy that just uses the trappings of Halloween to disguise its crimes? We’re not sure, but check out the Pay the Ghost trailer below and see what you can figure out.

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