Approaching the Unknown Trailer

Last year, director 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott found plenty of success and critical acclaim with their sci-fi survival drama The Martian. The film ended up landing a Best Picture nomination as well as a Best Actor nod for Matt Damon. Now a little more drama is coming to the red planet with Approaching the Unknown, a new sci-fi thriller that sends Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) on a one-man, one-way mission to Mars. In the trailer, he says he’s going to Mars to live, but he might also be going there to chill until the bad taste from The Brothers Grimsby has washed away.

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neighbors 2 clip

The first Neighbors was such a pleasant surprise that I can’t help but slightly dread Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. After all, you’d need to borrow the hands of your family and friends if you wanted to count every lousy sequel to a great comedy. To its credit, the follow-up to one of 2014’s biggest comedies did get the whole gang back together, with stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron back in front of the camera and director Nicholas Stoller behind it. Is this a case where my dread is misplaced?

Maybe. After all, I did chuckle at the new clip from the film Universal just released, which is a good sign.

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star trek beyond images

We know that the next trailer for Star Trek Beyond is set to arrive on May 20 and will be revealed as part of a larger “fan event” that will include a Q&A with the cast and director Justin Lin. After all, it’s Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary – this is the perfect excuse to go big. But since that date is still weeks away and you may very well be thirsty for anything and everything related to the next film in the greatest science fiction series of all time, you can pursue a new batch of photos that have shown up online.

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jungle book images

Yesterday, I wrote about a behind-the-scenes video that showcased just how much of Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book was created in post-production and I was just bowled over by it. It’s one thing to hear that a movie is set entirely in digital environments (because computers can do anything and so on), but it’s another thing to actually see the before and after (because computers can do anything and holy cow).

Disney has released a new series of stills showing the transformation of a few shots in the film, revealing how a lone kid standing in front of blue screens was transformed into a lone kid standing in a lush and photo-realistic Indian jungle by the visual effects geniuses at MPC.

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Will Ferrell Playing Ronald Reagan

UPDATE: Page Six has learned that Reagan is no longer on Will Ferrell’s docket, and there’s a chance it may never have been. A representative told Page Six, “The ‘Reagan’ script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means [an] ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”

It’s not clear if Ferrell was possibly involved and some outcry about the project changed his mind, but either way, he’s not starring in the movie, nor is he producing it. So the project will have to find some other talent to bring it to life, if anyone else out there dares to make it happen. Our original story from yesterday follows below

Will Ferrell is no stranger to political satire. The comedian garnered a huge following while on Saturday Night Live for his iconic portrayal of President George W. Bush, which he eventually reprised for a one-man stage show. Plus, he also starred in the comedy feature The Campaign, not to mention skewering cable news in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now Ferrell will bring another Republican president to life, this time on the big screen.

The Black List comedy script Reagan has just landed Will Ferrell to star as President Ronald Reagan. However, at least one member of the president’s family is already unhappy with the project. Find out why below. Read More »

black mirror season 3 director

Black Mirror is already a perverse and pitch-black riff on The Twilight Zone, so why shouldn’t it steal directors from a film series that also seems to be borrowing a thing or two from Rod Serling’s iconic television show? 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the popular science fiction anthology series’ third season, which was wooed away from the U.K.’s Channel 4 by Netflix last year. This certainly feels like good news, as Trachtenberg is the kind of director who should be able to make Black Mirror‘s blend of sci-fi, horror, and perverse satire sing.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures

Disney has released a new video introducing us to the hero characters from the new Star Wars television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The show will premiere on Disney XD this summer, but this video gives us a sneak peek into the characters of this new adventure and also reveals the voice actors behind the new heroes. Watch the video and learn more about this new Star Wars TV show, after the jump.

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The Force Awakens Ending

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Mark Hamill is heading to London for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016.
  • Casting director Nina Gold on finding John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
  • David Prowse talks getting dubbed by James Earl Jones.
  • The score for The Force Awakens will soon be performed in concert.
  • A look at the sound editing of The Force Awakens.
  • A very cool (and very expensive) Death Star fire pit.
  • The Making of The Force Awakens book has been cancelled.
  • Disney reveals a bunch of future Star Wars theme park plans.

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Captain America Civil War Clip

With just one week until Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in the United States (it’s already playing overseas, with a second credits scene detailed from international screenings), fans are getting hungry to see the superhero conflict. Plenty of TV spots are arriving all the time, and now a new clip from the movie delivers something Marvel fans have been anxious to see: Black Panther in action.

In this Captain America Civil War clip, Chadwick Boseman is fully suited up as his superhero alter ego and taking on the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Meanwhile, Captain America (Chris Evans) is still playing catch-up and is more than curious to see who this new masked man may be. Watch the clip after the jump, but beware that after the video, we’ll dive into minor spoilers about where this scene comes into play. Read More »