Green Room release

Green Room, the upcoming thriller from Blue Ruin writer/director Jeremy Saulnier, features Anton YelchinImogen Poots and Alia Shawkat as members of a band who are trapped in a backwoods venue by a white power gang led by Patrick Stewart.

The movie is perched near the top of my “most anticipated films of 2015” list, and there’s some good news and bad news on that front. The good news is that Green Room has been picked up for distribution in the US by the terrific A24, which also boasts films such as The Witch (see that ominous trailer here), The End of the TourEx Machina, and Slow West. The bad news is that the Green Room release isn’t set for this year.

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Valara Saar in Lucasfilm trademarks?

Lucasfilm has filed new trademark registrations this week for Star Wars character names from the non-canon expanded universe — how mysterious. You might remember that we first learned of Gwendoline Christie’s character name Captain Phasma from trademark filings, so these two names might provide interesting clues to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One or the future of the Star Wars saga.

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Hateful Eight posters

There are seven posters representing the snow and the eight lead characters of Quentin Tarantino‘s new western, and the full set of The Hateful Eight posters is now out in the wild.

Two of those characters, John Ruth and Daisy Domergue, played by Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, were featured on the first poster release, and over the last few days more sheets have been released. There’s now one each for the rest of the cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir.

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Drew Struzan Force Awakens

Legendary poster artist Drew Struzan has been involved with the Star Wars movies since the beginning of the saga. We included some of Struzan’s Star Wars one-sheets in our post about his exclusive D23 Expo 2015 poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we’ve even done a breakdown over-analyzing the components and composition of the new one-sheet.

Now Struzan has done an interview about his latest poster, and explained how it came about while praising Force Awakens saying “it is far and away probably going to be THE BEST Star Wars you’ve ever seen.” Read more Drew Struzan Force Awakens opinions, after the jump.

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The Shee movie

The director of Citadel and Sinister 2 has made a new deal with Blumhouse to direct a thriller set in his native Ireland. Ciarán Foy will make The Shee, an “elevated thriller” that features supernatural elements presumably from Irish folklore about faeries. Read More »

jessica jones logo

The episode titles for Marvel’s next Netflix series Jessica Jones. have found their way online. For those of you who like to scan the chapter titles before diving into a novel, you can hit the jump now. I would warn of possible spoilers but these episode titles are pretty harmless.

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And while you think you might be wasting your life away binging on all Netflix has to offer, the streaming service is also saving you time as well. Exstreamist (via The Mary Sue) recently did some math based on data available about Netflix and television advertising, and they’ve determined that watching Netflix saves time, due to the lack of commercials. Read More »

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It’s becoming increasingly common for filmmakers and actors to jump between TV and film — even Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson are doing it these days. And yet TV hasn’t quite shed its reputation as film’s less glamorous sibling.

Case in point: It’s still kind of surprising to hear Anne Hathaway, a young Oscar winner at the height of her career, is headed to the small screen. She’ll star in The Ambassador’s Wife, a limited series based on the novel by Jennifer Steil. Get details on the Anne Hathaway TV project after the jump.  Read More »

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Hot on the heels of news that a sequel to the vampire mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows is in the works, it seems Jemaine Clement has another big screen project in the works, and it’s one that will make his longtime fans very happy.

In a new interview, Clement revealed that he just recently sat down with Bret McKenzie to begin writing a Flight of the Conchords movie, featuring their comedic folk music duo of the same name, which has already had a hit HBO show that lasted two seasons back in 2007 and 2008. Read More »