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It’s becoming increasingly common for filmmakers and actors to jump between TV and film — even Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson are doing it these days. And yet TV hasn’t quite shed its reputation as film’s less glamorous sibling.

Case in point: It’s still kind of surprising to hear Anne Hathaway, a young Oscar winner at the height of her career, is headed to the small screen. She’ll star in The Ambassador’s Wife, a limited series based on the novel by Jennifer Steil. Get details on the Anne Hathaway TV project after the jump.  Read More »

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Films about people turning on each other after maybe getting victimized by spiritual forces are nothing new. But Robert EggersThe Witch puts a fresh spin on the formula by moving the action to colonial New England, surrounded by superstition and wilderness.

Set decades before the Salem witch trials, The Witch follows a devout Christian family who come to New England to start a new life. However, they seem to be cursed at every turn — their crops fail, and their infant son goes missing. Fear and dread begin to plague the family, as they grow increasingly suspicious of one another. Watch The Witch trailer after the jump.
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The Martian trailer

While we wait to see what happens with Prometheus 2 and Alien 5, here’s a Ridley Scott space adventure we definitely know is coming in our near future. The Martian stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who’s presumed dead and left behind after a dust storm hits on Mars. But he’s very much alive, and now all he has to do is wait for rescue.

The problem is, help is 140 million miles and four years away — and he’s only got the resources to survive on Mars for a few weeks. As he puts it, he’s “gonna have to science the shit out of this.” Watch The Martian trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Why’s Superman pissed at Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? Is Liev Schreiber hinting at a Sabretooth return in Wolverine 3? What are Falcon and Winter Soldier up to on the Captain America: Civil War set? Want to see Will Smith give Joel KinnamanSuicide Squad tattoo? Which superhero (besides Iceman) does Shawn Ashmore want to play? What would Donald Trump be like as Batman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Prometheus 2 production

Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus 2 finally seems to be on track, with shooting expected to begin in January 2016. But there’s been no word yet on a timetable for that other Alien movie, the one being directed by Neill Blomkamp. Turns out Prometheus 2 might be the reason why.

Rumor has it 20th Century Fox is holding off on Blomkamp’s Alien 5, which Scott is also producing, until Prometheus 2 is done. More about the Prometheus 2 Alien 5 delay after the jump.  Read More »

Jennifer Hudson in Empire

Two prominent actresses have just nabbed a couple of juicy roles in a pair of high-profile biopics. Jennifer Hudson is in talks to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic, as has long been rumored, while Laura Linney is joining Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood‘s Sully Sullenberger movie.

Get details on the Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin casting and the Sully Sullenberger Laura Linney news after the jump. Read More »

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah promo

August 6 was the end of an era, as Jon Stewart aired his last-ever episode as host of The Daily Show. But as they say, the show must go on. And so, after waiting several days to let us finish drying our tears, Comedy Central is pressing onward with the first teaser for the next chapter in the series: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Watch the Daily Show with Trevor Noah promo after the jump. Read More »

Firefly Is Coming to ‘Gotham’ — With a Twist

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Jim Gordon will be feeling the heat when Gotham returns this fall. Classic Batman baddie Firefly is slated to join Season 2’s “rise of the villains,” but with a cool twist: This Firefly will be female, played by Michelle Veintimilla. Get all the details on the Gotham Firefly character after the jump.  Read More »

The Night Before

It was a balmy September afternoon when I left my house to visit the Queens, New York set of Jonathan Levine‘s The Night Before, on the second to last day of a 35-day shoot. But when I got there, I was greeted with a scene that looked like Christmas on steroids, replete with colorful lights, harried shoppers, and of course, ugly sweaters.

Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie were prancing around a fake Manhattan toy store (don’t call it FAO Schwarz), performing Kanye West’s “Runaway” on an enormous Big-style keyboard. If you’ve seen the trailer for the film, you’re likely familiar with the scene, which has already “instant classic” written all over it.

In between takes, Levine, his cast, and more clued us in on their R-rated entry into the Christmas movie canon. Get the full report from our The Night Before set visit after the jump.  Read More »