Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quincannon in Preacher

If Jackie Earle Haley has some kind of geek property bingo card, he’s surely won several times over by now. The star of Watchmen, AMC’s Preacher, Amazon’s The Tick pilot, and the upcoming The Dark Tower, has now signed on for Alita: Battle Angel, the sci-fi manga adaptation being directed by Robert Rodriguez for producer James Cameron. He joins Rosa Salazar and Christoph WaltzRead More »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 VFX Reel

I’m a sucker for visual effects breakdown reels in general, but I’m really a sucker for Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown reels because they showcase just how much of HBO’s fantasy drama is quietly enhanced by intelligent, often invisible special effects. Sure, everyone knows those dragons are CGI, but your eyes don’t always catch the numerous set extensions. You probably don’t even realize that the sky has been replaced and the lightning digitally modified in many scenes.

And as one VFX reel reveals, a great deal of the violence is brought to life through some surprisingly effective trickery, combining digital and practical elements in a seamless fashion.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS teaser

The first wave of reviews for Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals are mostly positive. The critics who aren’t particularly taken with Ford’s romantic crime thriller describe it as a hollow piece of work. Ford’s moving debut A Single Man received similar criticisms from its few detractors, so it sounds like we should expect a similar response to his latest film, although it looks and sounds like a completely different movie.

Below, watch the Nocturnal Animals teaser for the trailer.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Casts Its Lead

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After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios has announced that they have cast the lead role in director Ava DuVernay‘s live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s science fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time. Learn the details after the jump.

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Crossface - Chris Benoit

Green Street Hooligans/Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct a feature film about former professional wrestler Chris Benoit. The biographical thriller will be based on Matthew Randazzo V‘s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, and tell the story of the famous WWE (then WWF) pro wrestler who murdered his wife and 7-year-old son and then killed himself.  More details after the jump.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS review

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 »

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Despite the best intentions of everyone involved, Warcraft failed to break the dreaded video game movie curse a few months ago. Still, there’s something to be said for a video game adaptation being an interesting and well-intentioned failure and not a raging garbage fire, as is often the default with this kind of movie. But with Warcraft disappearing into the horizon behind us, we must look forward to the next  movie that will hopefully change the fortunes of the video game adaptation: Assassin’s Creed.

Honestly, it could go either way. Will a gallery of new images showcasing star Michael Fassbender in character change any minds? Probably not, even though it will remind you that a wacky science fiction/historical adventure from the director of 2015’s Macbeth exists and is out in just a few months.

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Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

Yesterday, Universal released a 20-second teaser for the Fifty Shades Darker trailer. Now, you can watch the full trailer, which features “Crazy in Love” performed by Miguel, fine supporting actors you hardly see any of, and plenty of more drama between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). It’s, for the most part, what’s expected for a trailer for the sequel to the hit 2015 film.

Below, watch the Fifty Shades Darker trailer.

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gerald's game movie

Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to the Stephen King movie renaissance. With The Dark Tower arriving early next year, It nearing the end of principal photography, and a new version of The Stand continuously waiting in the wings, we’re about to be beset on all sides by cinematic adaptations of King’s most acclaimed work. And then there is the film version of Gerald’s Game that Oculus and Hush director Mike Flanagan has been wanting to make since 2014, which would bring one of the author’s less famous books to the screen. Unlike those other books, which are ultimately built around characters on straightforward quests that see them come face-to-face with evil, this novel is a tough nut to crack – it’s set entirely in one room and centers around a single character who must escape an agonizing (and adults only) predicament.

Gerald’s Game is the kind of horror movie that would have a hard time getting made by a traditional studio and released into a couple thousand theaters. So the news that it may go directly to Netflix makes perfect sense.

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