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Last year was a bit of a comeback for M. Night Shyamalan. The director of The Sixth Sense and The Lady in the Water scored some points with audiences and critics with The Visit and Wayward Pines. The latter, ran by Chris Hodge, ran for 10 episodes on Fox and starred Matt DillonShannyn Sossamon, and more. Much of the original cast will not return for Wayward Pines season 2, but it’s just been confirmed Jason Patric will headline the next season.

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the girl on the train first look

Because it’s about a mystery revolving around an unreliable narrator (and possibly because it has “girl” in the title), Paula HawkinsThe Girl on the Train earned instant comparisons to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl when it was published earlier this year. Now that a film adaptation is on the way, we can move on from comparing the two novels to comparing the film versions. This is how the world works.

In any case, The Girl on the Train wins some instant affection simply by casting the great Emily Blunt as that titular woman on public transit. It’s simple movie math: Blunt makes any movie better, whether or not they’re based on acclaimed thrillers. The first two official stills from the film have arrived and they showcase Blunt in-character as Rachel Watson. You can check out the Girl on the Train first look below.

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Inferno Photos

It’s hard to believe, but next year it will have been 10 years since Sony Pictures brought the literary sensation The Da Vinci Code to the big screen with Tom Hanks in the lead role as symbologist Robert Langdon caught up in a dangerous mystery. Dan Brown’s novel took the world by storm and sat on the bestseller list for a long, long time. Angels & Demons brought back Langdon in 2009, and now he’s returning yet again.

Inferno will see Langdon back to solving puzzles, but this time he’s having some trouble remembering the past 36 hours of his life and Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) must help him out in order to stop a madman’s sinister plan that has ties to Dante’s Inferno. A glimpse at the adaptation coming next fall has just arrived with the first Inferno photos showing off the return of Hanks and the new cast members alongside him. Read More »

fincher

David Fincher is returning to Netflix. The director was working on two HBO shows, Video Synchronicity and the sci-fi mystery Utopia, but the former halted production, while the latter ran into budget issues and its actors, including Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), were released from their contracts. It’s a shame both shows didn’t move forward, but it’s not the first time a promising project involving Fincher didn’t come to fruition. After a successful collaboration with Netflix, though, the acclaimed filmmaker is bringing another show to the streaming service.

Find out more about Mindhunter after the jump.

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Trailer

Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) are going back in time. The hour-and-a-half-long New Year’s Day special, titled Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, sends the two pals back to 1895 London. The duo must track down Thomas Ricoletti’s ex-wife, a killer ghost who still sports her wedding gown. Watch the Sherlock: The Abominable Bride trailer after the jump.

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Evolution review

We’ve spent a lot of the past few weeks looking forward to the cinematic bounty that awaits us in 2016, from The Nice Guys to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But for those seeking slightly more exotic fare, we’ve got the first trailer for Évolution.

Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Innocence), Évolution unfolds on a mysterious island populated only by women and boys. There are some weird details — like those endless medical experiments — but it all seems normal enough to the kids until one boy, Nicholas (Max Brebant) starts to dig deeper. Watch the Evolution trailer after the jump.

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Exposed trailer

Keanu Reeves is a pesky detective that just won’t stop digging, asking questions nobody wants the answers to. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a line just like that in Reeves’ latest film, Exposed, as the trailer has its fair share of clichéd dialogue. But the familiar film does star Reeves, Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), and Christopher McDonald (The Iron Giant), a trio of actors I’d happily watch in the same movie.

After the jump, watch the Exposed trailer.

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the leftovers ten thirteen twist

In its second season, HBO‘s The Leftovers went from being a fascinating and totally compelling curiosity to one of the best shows on television. By embracing a few lessons he learned on Lost, showrunner Damon Lindelof managed to maintain the series’ trademark sense of overwhelming, existential despair and make it fun to watch at the same time. The Leftovers has been as punishing as ever this season, but now each emotional pummeling is accompanied by riveting mysteries and strong, fast plotting.

And cliffhangers. Oh boy, has this season had some cliffhangers. Last week’s episode, which was set entirely in a dream/afterlife/purgatory and managed to not be totally obnoxious, ended on a series-changing note. Last night’s episode completely ignored those events to focus on other characters, but it also culminated with a gigantic twist that puts the events of the past nine episodes in new context. Now, Lindelof has opened up about that twist, speaking at length about this big reveal in a new interview.

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Murder on the Orient Express Remake

Over the summer we learned that Thor and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit director Kenneth Branagh would be at the helm of the Murder on the Orient Express remake, based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel of the same name. In addition to also producing the film, he’s taking on another job on the production by also snagging the lead role as detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of an American business tycoon on a train. Read More »