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Last month, no one thought a Jem and the Holograms movie was possible. This month, it’s already filming and the cast has now been revealed.

Aubrey Peeples, best known for a role on TV’s Nashville, will play Jem. Disney star Stefanie Scott is Jem’s sister Kimber, Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) is Shana and Hayley Kiyoko (Lemonade Mouth) is Aja.

Jon M. Chu is directing from a script by Ryan Landels. The director posted a photo of the full Jem and the Holograms movie cast, which you can check out below. Read More »

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Warcraft set photo slate Sarah Jones

The latest (300th) issue of Empire Magazine has an article on Duncan Jones‘ World of Warcraft movie adaptation. The article features our first Warcraft set photo, giving us out first look at the upcoming video game movie adaptation. The set photo doesn’t reveal much, director Duncan Jones watching some actors on a set of monitors. Check out the Warcraft set photo after the jump.

 

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The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug

Peter Jackson’s third and final Hobbit film has officially been renamed. It was first called The Hobbit: There and Back Again and now it’s officially been changed to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It still opens December 17.

Below, read Peter Jackson’s reasoning behind the change. Read More »

train your dragon 2 opening

The first five minutes of How to Train Your Dragon 2 are now online. This is the same footage director Dean DeBlois and star Jay Baruchel presented at WonderCon 2014 this weekend so you now have a unique opportunity to check out the footage. Below not only can you watch the beginning of the film, you can watch a video blog reaction of it shot at WonderCon featuring myself, Peter Sciretta and Russ Fischer.

Then, as an added bonus, we’ll also discuss our thoughts on footage screened from Wes Ball’s YA adaptation, The Maze Runner. Check out the How to Train Your Dragon 2 opening and a video blog reaction blow. Read More »

Maleficent Preview

This weekend WonderCon took place in Anaheim California. Despite the fact that the Anaheim Convention Center is a few steps away from Disneyland, Disney decided not to have a presentation at the convention. Instead they launched a 20 minute preview of Maleficent in their theme park across the street. The preview is being shown in the Bugs Life Theater in Disney California Adventure theme park until June so all park visitor will have a chance to experience the magic complete with 4D effects. Germain Lussier and I are both card carrying members of the Disneyland annual passholder club, so after walking the show floor at WonderCon on Friday, we visited the park to take in the sneak preview. After the jump you can watch a video blog where we give our reaction to the Maleficent Preview footage, along with a brief written description of the footage screened.

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Ryan Gosling's directorial debut

Ryan Gosling spent some of the last year making his first feature as a director. Originally called How to Catch a Monster, the film is now called Lost River, and is set for the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes. That’s the place where films that are either the product of newcomers to Cannes, or that are a little more unusual than the typical Competition titles. So that tells us something right there.

This film features Christina Hendricks as Billy, “a single mother of two who is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.” So, yeah. that gives us more to go on, and there’s also been a comment about Hendricks finding a “very surreal club,” which is presumably what that door leads to. Check out another image below. Read More »

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Footage

There’s a tiny bit of new Turtle fight action in this TV spot, but the part of this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles footage that you’ll probably want to see is the first real look at the rat Splinter. You don’t get a great look at the guy, but there’s enough of a view to know that it couldn’t possibly be anyone else. The Turtles are still ugly, though, as as in the trailer. “New ugly,” I mean; the guys were never pretty, but at least they had an established look. Enough about that, however. Check out the spot below for the shot of Splinter. Read More »

Guy Ritchie

We haven’t even hit the summer of 2014 and the summer of 2016 is beginning to fill up. We know there will be two Marvel movies (one of which is Captain America 3), Batman vs. Superman, X-Men Apocalypse, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Finding Dory, Independence Day 2 and now Guy Ritchie is getting in the fun with what could be the start of a whole new franchise.

Warner Bros. has just dated Ritchie’s 3D King Arthur film for July 22, 2016. Joby Harold (2007?s Awake) wrote the script, which is tentatively planned to be the first in a six film series. No casting has been made official yet but Ritchie has been attached for several years.

The Guy Ritchie King Arthur release date all but assures Batman vs. Superman stays in May, as Warner Bros. wouldn’t want two of their own movies to cannibalize each other. [THR]

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