Rosewater trailer

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show writes and directs Rosewater, which tells the story of Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009. He was held for 118 days, during which Bahari persistently interrogated by a man who had “proof” of Bahari’s bad intentions via the journalist’s Facebook page and, oddly, an appearance on The Daily ShowGael García Bernal plays Bahari in the film, which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is headed to Telluride and Toronto before a November opening. The first Rosewater trailer is below, along with excerpts from the first reviews out of Venice. Read More »

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Martin Scorsese Planning Film About The Ramones


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The Ramones are one of the most influential rock bands to ever bash out a three-chord gem, but their use in film has been — let’s face it — pretty mediocre. I’ve always wanted to see someone cut some really smashing sequences to Ramones songs, but that has been a rare event. That’s about to change, because Martin Scorsese is reportedly planning to make a Ramones movie. That means we might see a sequence in which Thelma Schoonmaker cuts footage to ‘Blitzkrieg Bop,’ in which case I’ll just lose my mind in the best way. Read More »

The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story movie trailer

Lifetime has released a new two minute clip of their unauthorized television movie about the behind the scenes drama in the making of the 1990′s television series Saved By the Bell. The new clip shows Dustin Diamond, played by Sam Kindseth, on his first day on the Disney Channel show Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the middle school television series which spawned Saved By The Bell. Watch the new clip alongside the other released previews, the first five minutes, and The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story movie trailer, all embedded after the jump.

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Mike Epps Takes the Lead in Richard Pryor Biopic

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Looks like the lead in the Richard Pryor biopic has gone to Mike Epps. Somehow, early on in the process, it looked like Nick Cannon was going to get the gig, and thus be enshrined in proximity to Pryor’s simply by virtue of proximity. But then Mike Epps came roaring up from the back of the pack with a screen test that was reportedly impossible to ignore. (He’d been attached to play Pryor in a previous version of this project.) So now we’ve got a Lee Daniels film about Richard Pryor, starring Mike Epps. That should be nuts. Read More »

Keith Stanfield Straight Outta Compton

Casting for any sort of musical movie can be tricky, since great actors don’t necessarily make for great musicians and vice versa. But the filmmakers behind the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton seem to have lucked out with Keith Stanfield.

The 23-year-old actor and rapper, who broke our hearts with his big musical moment in Short Term 12, is set to play a young Snoop Dogg in the upcoming film. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on Straight Outta Compton.

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martin-luther-king

The summer movie season is just about wrapped up now, which means it’s time to look ahead to the prestige dramas of fall and winter. One of the most intriguing titles coming our way in the next few months is Selma, about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s fight to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

David Oyelowo plays the civil rights icon, with a huge supporting cast that includes Carmen Ejogo (as Coretta Scott King), Tom Wilkinson (as President Lyndon B. Johnson), Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, Wendell Pierce, Lorraine Toussaint, and many more. Hit the jump to see the first Selma movie images.

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The Bringing Jeremy Lovering

The former Nicolas Winding Refn project The Bringing could be back on after all, just not with Nicolas Winding Refn.  Jeremy Lovering is reportedly in talks to direct the horror project, which is loosely based on the real-life case of Elisa Lam.

In 2013, the Canadian tourist was found dead in a water tank on the roof of Los Angeles’ Cecil Hotel — which so happens to be the same hotel known for housing serial killers Richard Ramirez and Jack Untwerger once upon a time, and for being a suicide hotspot in the ’50s and ’60s. Creepy. Hit the jump for more details.

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Mark Wahlberg Deepwater Horizon

Following the fact-based actioner Lone Survivor and the less fact-based blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg is preparing to play another all-American hero. He’s entered talks for Deepwater Horizon, J.C. Chandor‘s drama about the 2010 BP oil rig explosion.

Get more details about the Mark Wahlberg Deepwater Horizon movie after the jump.

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