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Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Max von Sydow, a legendary actor with an incredible body of work to his name, is joining the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6, taking over the role of the Three-Eyed Raven.

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ali larter resident evil

The Resident Evil series is preparing to shoot its final installment now, under the direction of returning filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, with Milla Jovovich once again in the lead role. Now we know that another player from older chapters of the series is returning, as Ali Larter has been confirmed to reprise her role as Claire Redfield in the upcoming sixth film, tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Read More »

newprints

Two of my favorite pop culture artists are gearing up to release prints based on two of the best films released over the last year. Dave Perillo created an awesome poster for Patrick Osborne‘s Disney animated short film Feast (maybe my favorite animated film from Disney at this point, yes ever) and Scott C created a massive Great Showdown tribute to George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road. Find out details on how you can obtain both of these prints, and see the artwork in high resolution, after the jump.
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Rogue Nation opera

When we examined all the action scenes and setpieces in the Mission: Impossible film series, I ranked the Vienna Opera sequence from Rogue Nation as number three out of all the series’s accomplishments, behind the Burj Khalifa sequence from Ghost Protocol and the wire hang from the original film.

The Rogue Nation opera sequence is a complex piece of work, with multiple characters navigating the backstage area of the Vienna State Opera House — in reality a collection of sets built with more verisimilitude than usual — and incredible timing and definition of space to help audiences keep track of the intersecting trajectories of all the characters.

Now writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has taken the time to provide commentary on that sequence to the New York Times, and the resulting “Anatomy of a Scene” video on the Rogue Nation opera sequence is one of the better scene dissections we’ve caught in a while. Read More »

Peace Officer trailer

All over cable news networks, blogs, newspapers and more, the topic of police force militarization has become a hot button issue sparking a lot of lively debate. Now a new documentary hopes to dive into the subject in order to shed light on just what’s going on among today’s American police ranks.

Peace Officer debuted at the SXSW film festival, landing the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award, and it looks like quite the timely and thorough examination of a prominent topic of discussion that requires our full attention. Watch the Peace Officer trailer after the jump! Read More »

Fantastic Four early buzz

This week brings the release of 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the comic book franchise Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We haven’t heard much about the quality of the film as far as audiences are concerned, but some of the buzz behind the scenes had people worried and skeptical about the movie actually delivering a satisfying reboot.

However, if some early buzz from an advanced screening that happened in the past couple days is any indicator, then the film starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell may turn out to be better than we thought. Get the Fantastic Four early buzz after the jump! Read More »

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kim jee-woon secret agent

The most recent feature from South Korean director Kim Jee-woon (above right) was The Last Stand, but now the director of I Saw the Devil and The Good, the Bad, and the Weird is moving forward on a new movie, with backing from Warner Bros. Secret Agent is Kim’s next feature, and also the first South Korean movie that Warner Bros. has backed.

The 1930s-set picture, which is set during Korea’s efforts to throw off Japanese colonialism, will be led by a couple of South Korean stars, and hopefully the WB backing means we’ll see it sooner rather than later in the US.  Read More »

Prometheus 2 production

Ever since Prometheus hit the big screen in 2012, despite a certain amount of disappointment with director Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi, there has been desire by many to see where Prometheus 2 would take the story. Even those less than impressed by the film seemed interested in the potential of improving on the shaky groundwork laid by what amounted to an Alien prequel.

At one time we thought an untitled Ridley Scott film set for a March 2016 release was going to be Prometheus 2, but it ended up being The Martian. That was bumped up to a theatrical debut this fall. Since then we haven’t heard when we might see the Prometheus sequel come together, especially with Blade Runner 2 in the works. Now word has surfaced on when production will get underway. Find out when Prometheus 2 production may begin after the jump! Read More »

new Dungeons and Dragons movie

The last time a Dungeons and Dragons movie hit the screen, in 2000, it was a fantasy disaster, like a D&D play session where every dice roll comes up totally wrong. But Warner Bros. started to develop a new D&D movie a couple years ago. While that effort was temporarily delayed by a lawsuit, now the new Dungeons and Dragons movie is back on.

There’s already a script in hand thanks to that pre-lawsuit development effort, from David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2), and so the film could be able to move relatively quickly. We don’t know much about the story, but it is reportedly set in the Forgotten Realms section of the D&D universe. Read More »