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Briefly: Warner Bros. just firmly planted their Oscar hopeful on the release schedule. They dated American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, for a limited release on Christmas Day. It’s the real life story of Navy SEAL and marksman Chris Kyle, which Steven Spielberg was once going to direct.

They’ve also shifted the release date of Guy Ritchie‘s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, from January 16, 2015  to August 14, 2015 and moved the Point Break remake up one week to July 31, 2015. Those two dates are interesting, especially based on the huge openings Disney and Paramount had on concurrent weekends in August. You have to think Warner Bros. is hoping for similar success. [Box Office Mojo]

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Marty McFly returned from the future to perform magic with future technology and knowledge at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (lets just hope he came back from a future sometime further in time than 2015). After the jump, you can watch the video featuring YouTube magician Stuart Edge who ran around Comic-Con dressed as Marty McFly from Back to the Future and performed magic tricks for the other attendees.

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The Interview Trailer

Briefly: The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s follow up to This is the End, just got bumped back a few months. Originally scheduled for release October 18, it’ll now open Christmas Day.

The film stars Rogen and James Franco as entertainment journalists who land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and are asked by the U.S. Government to kill him. You can watch the trailer here and read more about the film soon.

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Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood was born of such a simple, smart idea, it begs an equally simple question – could he just keep going? Every year for 12 years, the writer/director shot the same actors to tell the story of a boy named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his life from the age of 6 to 18. It’s an idea that, obviously, could be extended to tell the character’s story for years to come. There are other extremely formative times in a person’s life, outside childhood.

When posed with this question in a recent interview, Linklater didn’t dismiss it. Instead, he offered up an absolutely perfect idea. Basically, he suggested he may have already made the sequel. Read the Boyhood sequel quote below. Read More »

VOTD: Jaws Speedrun 60 Second Animation

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We’ve run a bunch of the speedrun videos from 1A4Studio in the past, including The MatrixStar Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, The Big Lewbowski and Die Hard. 1A4Studio’s latest involves an animated speedrun of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in 60 seconds. Watch the Jaws speedrun after the jump.

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Like all the other Marvel movies before it, this weekend’s Guardians of the Galaxy is jam-packed with Easter Eggs. An “easter egg” is a hidden visual or audio cue that doesn’t add to a story, and isn’t necessary to see on first watch, but adds to repeat viewings by winking to the fans. Marvel is great at this, stuffing their films with Easter Eggs both very obvious and rather subtle, making all of their movies crazy rewatchable.

The problem with most of these Marvel Easter Eggs is they go by so fast, you often can’t see them until the films hit Blu-ray. That’s why this new video from MTV, Every Marvel Easter Egg Explained In One Video, only goes through last year’s Thor: The Dark World. Even so, it’s still an awesome watch and surely includes some things even the most hard-core fans might have missed. Read More »

Jurassic World Chris Pratt

Though most know him as a supporting actor and goofy guy, this weekend the world will be introduced to Chris Pratt, the leading man. Guardians of the Galaxy opens this week, and marks Pratt’s official transition from Andy Dwyer of Parks and Recreation to full on, action-star bad-ass Peter Quill. (aka Star Lord.) Like any good rising star would, the actor has his next big role all lined up. He’s the star of Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World.

With so many people seeing Guardians of the Galaxy on Thursday night, the director took to Twitter to reveal a new image of Pratt in the film. Check out the new Chris Pratt Jurassic World photo below. Read More »

Stephen Daldry’s Trash Trailer

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Universal Pictures Brazil has released the first Trash trailer, a film by Stephen Daldry which is likely to hit theaters this fall during the Fall 2014 film festival season. Trash tells the story of “three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong.” Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura co-star. Watch the Brazilian Trash trailer now embedded after the jump.

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