Gambit shoot date

Fox is seemingly in a constant state of tinkering with its cinematic version of the X-Men, and one of the key characters they’ve been looking to spin off into his own film has been Gambit, the Cajun mutant with the ability to imbue objects with a powerful explosive charge. The studio has experienced a number of start and stops with a Gambit solo movie over the years, and they’ve been having a hell of a time finding a director to stick to the project long enough to bring it to life.

Doug Liman, the man who directed The Bourne Identity, was once in the director’s chair for a Gambit movie, but thanks to a new interview, we now know why he ultimately walked away from it.
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the mist trailer

While it has developed a faithful following over the past decade, Frank Darabont’s 2007 movie The Mist was a box office disappointment upon release. However, our relationship with gnarly horror stories has undergone a significant makeover since that (really, really good) Stephen King adaptation…and Darabont himself helped oversee that transition. While his divorce from AMC’s The Walking Dead remains an open wound for all parties involved, there’s no denying that he’s responsible for bringing modern horror to the small screen by having faith in a zombie TV show back when that sounded like a crazy idea.

And that brings me to the point I’m trying to make here: Spike’s new television adaptation of The Mist looks an awful lot like The Walking Dead, or at least it looks like an attempt to attract a similar audience. The new trailer even feels specifically cut to appeal to those already addicted to AMC’s ultra-violent post-apocalyptic series. We’ve closed some kind of circle here.

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the secret of spoons review

(Each week, we’ll kick off our discussion of American Gods by answering one simple question: which character do we worship this week?)

The series premiere of American Gods left our heads spinning and our loins girded. Between buffalos with flaming eyes, man-eating goddesses, and a less-than-perfect funeral, episode one certainly made an impact, and let us know the kind of show this was going to be. Episode two, ‘The Secret of Spoons,’ doesn’t disappoint. Even with a few less out-of-this-world visuals, yesterday’s follow-up to the much talked-about premiere revealed a little more of where we are going, but with a lot more “what the hell is going on.”

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It Trailer - Pennywise

For anyone who has coulrophobia, a fear of clowns, you’ll probably want to steer clear for the latest trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s beloved horror novel It.

Much like the first trailer, It doesn’t go out of its way to try to terrify you with cheap jump scares. Instead, they let suspense do the work as the audience anticipates something horrible happening. In this instance, mysterious disappearances have the town of Derry, Main on edge, even going so far as to institute a curfew. But a group of kids apparently aren’t scared enough of the abductions as they continue to ride around town on their bikes, exploring the dark, damp sewers where a terrifying monster resides.

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Michael Giacchino

Good news, Pixar fans: the studio’s favorite composer, Michael Giacchino, is coming back to provide the score for Brad Bird’s highly-anticipated sequel The Incredibles 2. Meanwhile, the intriguing possibility has also arisen that Giacchino (Star Trek, Up, Ratatouille) might reteam with his War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and score The Batman.
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warner bros

Winds of change must be blowing in Burbank, because Warner Bros. has shifted a ton of release dates for films on the studio’s upcoming slate. The Scooby-Doo reboot and WB’s own clash of the titans, Godzilla vs. Kong, are just a couple of the films caught in the crossfire. Break out your red pens and prepare to update your calendars.
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game of thrones season 7 jaime and cersei

We’ve been hearing rumblings of HBO wanting a Game of Thrones spin-off for years now, but with the network’s flagship series ending in 2018, those rumblings have been getting louder. And now they’ve reached a dull roar…and by dull roar, I mean it has been revealed that not one, but four spin-off series are currently in development, with four different writing teams leading the charge.

I know that Game of Thrones has never been shy about running its characters though with a dozen sharp blades before sewing their severed head onto the body of their dead Direwolf, but this is a different kind of overkill.

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The Dark Tower Trailer Breakdown 61

After years of development hell, a surprisingly quiet production, and a series of release date delays, the big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower is finally hitting theaters this August. The first trailer arrived this morning and it…well, it’s certainly not what this book fan expected. Everyone who loves these novels is going to carry their own baggage into this movie, which is already going to be a weird sell for normal folks.

So, in the interest of coming to terms with this movie as book reader, and to explain to newbies what the hell is going on, it’s time for a Dark Tower trailer breakdown.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Crime stories have been all the rage lately, ranging from the documentary series Making a Murderer to the podcast Serial and the dramatization of one of the most publicized trials ever in The People vs O.J. Simpson. This fall we’ll get another one, but it’ll be a classic that millions have either read or seen before.

Murder on the Orient Express is a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel or a remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 film adaptation, however you want to look at it. The whodunit won’t hit theaters until November, but some first look photos have just arrived showing off the star-studded cast that includes Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom Jr, Willem Dafoe, Tom Bateman, Derek Jacobi and the film’s director, Kenneth Branagh, with one of the most impressive mustaches the big screen as ever seen.

Our own Peter Sciretta saw some footage at CinemaCon and said it looks promising, complete with some stellar costume and production design. Now you can see what he was talking about in the first Murder on the Orient Express remake photos below. Read More »

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the dark tower trailer

There really is a movie version of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower coming out and a trailer has arrived to prove it! After a series of delays made the the internet question whether or not this movie is an actual thing Sony in which has has invested millions of dollars or just an elaborate prank, real, actual, outside-of-CinemaCon footage has arrived to confirm the former. The Dark Tower is here and it looks…well, how about we watch the trailer and find out?

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