Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them logo

Walking out of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, I found myself confused. This is the first installment of an announced five-film series but the movie somehow feels like a standalone one-off movie. I know critics like to complain about films which seem to exist only to set up a potential franchise, but this felt to me like the exact opposite. As the characters concluded this adventure, I felt like I was shutting the book on their stories. What could the Fantastic Beasts sequels possibly be about? Who might they focus on? Let’s take a deep dive into the Wizarding World to discover what we know and can speculate about the Fantastic Beasts sequels.

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Monster Hunter movie universee

The sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, is (probably) the end of director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s series. He hasn’t directed all six Resident Evil movies, but he spent a lot of time in that universe, having made four of those extremely loose video game adaptations. Monster Hunter, based on Capcon’s highly successful 12-year-old fantasy series, is the next franchise Anderson hopes to start.

Below, director Paul W.S. Anderson discusses the Monster Hunter movie universe.

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Legendary's Dune movie

Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune. Learn the details about Legendary’s Dune movie, after the jump.

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westworld episode 8 spoiler review

After the major events of “Trompe L’Oeil,” Westworld shifted into a slower gear with “Trace Decay,” an hour concerned with picking up the pieces after last week’s shattering events and setting the stage for the final two episodes of the show’s first season. As always, each new episode of the series brings up questions of both the literal and rhetorical variety, so let’s dive in and poke around and talk about what we just saw.

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before i fall trailer

In the adaptation of Lauren Oliver‘s best-selling novel, Before I Fall, actress Zoey Deutch will relive the same day over and over again. The Vampire Academy and Everybody Wants Some!! star’s character gets stuck in a time loop, and to get out of it, she’ll probably have to learn a crucial life lesson or two. The first trailer for the high-concept high school drama doesn’t exactly appear to be light on spoilers.

Below, watch the Before I Fall trailer.

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Tales from the Crypt comics

From 1950 to 1955, EC Comics published 27 issues of Tales from the Crypt. When a new reboot of Tales From the Crypt was announced, the word was it’d be influenced more by William Gaines and Al Feldstein‘s stories than the HBO anthology series that aired from 1989 to 1996. According to the man spearheading the reboot, director M. Night Shyamalan (Split), the new series will adapt some stories from the comics.

Below, learn more about how the Tales From the Crypt series will take cues from the original comics.

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Warren Beatty rejected roles

Warren Beatty considered playing roles as iconic as Clark Kent, Michael Corleone, and Jack Horner. The actor, writer, producer, and director, for various and understandable reasons, turned these parts down. The list of high-profile movies he’s passed on could probably go on and on, but the actor, who returns with this month’s Rules Don’t Apply, recently discussed why he decided against starring in The GodfatherSuperman, and more.

Below, learn why the actor turned down some now famous roles.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS review

Note: With Nocturnal Animals out this weekend, we’re re-running our review from TIFF.

There’s a lot to admire about Nocturnal Animals, the second feature from Tom Ford. The narrative is actually two narratives, beautifully braided together by Ford and brought to life by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s pretentious pulp, in a good way — engaging to watch and pretty to behold. But Nocturnal Animals seems to be aiming for profundity, and there it falls short. It’s trying to say something, but what isn’t exactly clear.  Read More »

Kimberly Peirce Man's Search for Meaning

We wish we saw more movies from writer-director Kimberly Peirce. One would guess following her excellent directorial debut, the highly acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry, we would’ve seen her direct more features, but it took nine years for us to see her sophomore effort, Stop-Loss. Five years later, she directed the Carrie remake, a movie she had a disagreement or two with studio executives on. After working in television, including directing episodes of Halt and Catch Fire, Peirce may have found her next film project: an adaptation of Viktor Frankl‘s memoir Man’s Search for Meaning.

Below, learn more about Kimberly Peirce Man’s Search for Meaning film.

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bone movie

If you were to corner me in a darkened alley and place a gun against my head and demand to know my favorite comic book of all time, I’d say Jeff Smith’s Bone. And you wouldn’t even have to go through with the theatrics. Ask me about favorite comic book series of all time in a public space on a sunny day and I’d still tell you all about how Bone is one of the finest achievements in all of sequential art, an adventure story that is funny, adorable, ambitious, filled with unforgettable characters, and never afraid to take its audience down a dark path when necessary. It’s a 55-issue masterpiece.

And they’ve been trying to make it into an animated movie since 2008, with director P.J. Hogan signing on to the project in 2012. Now, it looks like Warner Bros. is starting over from scratch, recruiting Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) to direct and Adam Kline to write the screenplay.

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