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At first, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage seemed like a pipe dream, a thing Vin Diesel would bring up in interviews as part of a desperate ploy to have a wingless angel assigned to his case. And now it’s actually filming with director D.J. Caruso at the helm and a genuinely bizarre ensemble of actors filling out the space not taken up by Diesel-bulk. However, it look like one of the previously announced actors won’t be in the film after all.

Jet Li has apparently dropped out of the latest XXX film, but Donnie Yen has quickly taken his place. Let’s get really honest for a second: the production has traded up here.

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Thought you’d seen enough of the Transformers already? Paramount would like you to know that it’s just getting started. The studio has just dated the next three Transformers movies for the next three years, taking us all the way into summer 2019. Get the Transformers 5 release date and more after the jump.  Read More »

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer

The conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are no laughing matter, but that’s what makes Whiskey Tango Foxtrot look like such an intriguing and promising concept. Based on journalist Kim Barker‘s wartime memoir The Taliban Shuffle, the film follows Tina Fey as an American reporter who decides to take her talents to the Middle East for the first time, learning first-hand the challenges of being a woman in the area.

A new Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer has just arrived, showing off what looks like it could be a thoroughly entertaining and poignant movie about the Middle East like we’ve never seen before. Read More »

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Justin Theroux was originally going to direct Zoolander 2. The co-writer and co-star of the sequel was attached to the director’s chair for a while, but due to scheduling conflicts with HBO’s The Leftovers, he had to step down. But the actor remained very much involved in the project, as he worked on the script for years, visited the set, and, of course, reprised his role as the infamous Evil DJ.

Below, read our Justin Theroux interview.

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ZOOLANDER 2

It can be tempting to react to the never-ending torrent of remakes, reboots, sequels, and spinoffs with a knee-jerk groan. Truthfully, though, that’s not always fair. Creed was a spinoff-reboot-sequel combo that restored the long-running Rocky series to its former glory. Ditto The Force Awakens for Star Wars. On the TV side, Ash vs. Evil Dead and Fargo have both managed to recapture the spirit of their respective originals, while also bringing something new to the table.

But if those titles are evidence that Hollywood’s obsession with existing IP can yield excellent results, Zoolander 2 represents the worst-case scenario. Not because Zoolander 2 is the worst movie ever made — it isn’t — but because it’s what we fear every time one of these projects gets announced: a joyless cash-grab more interested in rehashing old ideas than building on them.  Read More »

Zoolander 2 trailer

Ben Stiller had been trying to make Zoolander 2 for years. Originally going to be directed by the film’s co-writer and co-star, Justin Theroux, Stiller returned to the director’s chair for the comedy sequel. It’s been almost 15 years since the first movie, so we have to ask: is there still an appetite for these characters? After all these years apart from Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), are they still funny?

Find out what critics are saying about the film below.

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A viral campaign for 10 Cloverfield Lane has begun, and it seems to connect directly with the augmented reality game (ARG) for Matt Reeves‘ original Cloverfield. Earlier this month we explained how Tagruato (the Japanese drilling company that produced Slusho that was likely responsible for unleashing the Cloverfield monster on New York City) had new activity on the interwebs. Well, now the official company website has posted an update that directly connects the backstory for 10 Cloverfield Lane to the original Cloverfield. While I’m pretty sure that this backstory isn’t explicitly explored in the movie, I’ll let you choose if you want to learn more.
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Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

It’s not entirely Mark L. Smith‘s fault that Leonardo DiCaprio found himself chowing down on raw bison liver and risking hypothermia in freezing cold water on the set of The Revenant. But as the screenwriter, Smith definitely bears some responsibility. He’s the one who wrote Hugh Glass into a world that gets “colder, icier, more frozen and harder,” as his journey continues, after all.

Still, The Revenant‘s famously difficult production process has paid off, at least in that five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio seems to have best shot yet at actually taking home a statue. So maybe it’s not surprising DiCaprio is looking to hook up with Smith again. The two are reuniting for Conquest, which has just been picked up by Paramount Pictures.  Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Villain

We met the newest live-action iterations of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit screens in 2014. But when they return to theaters this year in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, they’ll be bringing some fresh faces along with them.

On the friendly side, the most exciting new addition is probably Casey Jones, the hockey stick-wielding vigilante to be played by Stephen Amell. And it’s just as well he’ll be along for the ride, since the Turtles are going to be up against some dastardly new foes including Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), and Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) — and maybe most exciting of all, Krang. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Super Bowl spot offers a better look at what’s in store for our heroes in a half shell. Watch it after the jump.  Read More »