Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Veronica Mars fans have had March 14 circled on their calendars since last month, when Rob Thomas finally confirmed the film sequel’s release date. Now we can also start planning where we’re going to see it.
AMC Theatres has just unveiled a complete list of all the locations that will be showing the film, with tickets going on sale starting next month. No AMC near you? Don’t despair just yet — a handful of non-AMC theaters will be playing the movie as well. Hit the jump to get all the locations.
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Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Warner Bros.’ recent decision to push Batman vs. Superman from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016 was bound to create some ripples, and the first significant change to follow in its wake comes from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.
The Edgar Wright-directed actioner is creeping forward to take Batman vs. Superman‘s old July 17 slot, which falls two weeks before its previously planned July 31 date. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
The summer of 2015 just got a tiny bit less crowded. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just pushed the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. The new date pits the Zack Snyder-helmed film directly against an as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project, though in all likelihood one or the other will move before then.
Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin tale will now move into the July 17, 2015 slot, having previously been slotted for June 26, 2015. More, including the official press release from Warner Bros., after the jump.
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While we’re all thinking about 2014 and 2015, Universal is planning way ahead. The studio has just set two release dates for films from Illumination Entertainment. One is Despicable Me 3, which will (obviously) follow the first two hit animated films. That’s got a release date of June 30, 2017. Universal says: “The team who brought you DESPICABLE ME and the biggest animated hit of 2013, DESPICABLE ME 2, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.”
And then there’s the new animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which will open before Thanksgiving even hits, on November 17, 2017. The studio offers the following: “A newly imagined version of the enduring holiday classic will be directed by Pete Candeland and adapted from Dr. Seuss’ book by Michael LeSieur. The film will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and executive produced by Audrey Geisel.”
The best bit, however, is a third film, an untitled project set for 2016. It’s from Garth Jennings, who made Son of Rambow. No specific release date yet, but here’s the official line: “This original animated comedy event about courage, competition and carrying a tune will be written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). The film will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.”
Briefly: The Sam Raimi-produced, Gil Kenan-directed remake of Poltergeist has just been given a release date. It’ll hit theaters in just over a year, on February 13, 2015. And what’s better for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day weekend than a scary movie? The film stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell in the two lead roles, with Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun and Kyle Catlett in supporting roles. Read more about the film here.
20th Century Fox also dated the third Planet of the Apes prequel, directed by Matt Reeves, for July 29, 2016 and Night at the Museum 3 for December 19 this year. [BO Mojo]
Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Briefly: The Gravity Blu-ray is expected to land in the next several weeks, but anyone who saw the film in theaters knows that watching it at home just won’t be the same. Alfonso Cuarón takes full advantage of the bigness of cinema to deliver a terrifyingly immersive experience, and his film is best enjoyed at an actual theater — a 3D, IMAX one if at all possible.
Fortunately, fans will get the chance to do just that this weekend. Warner Bros. has the film set for re-release this weekend, at more than 900 theaters across the country. That’s a huge bump up from last weekend, when it was playing on just 155 screens.
The push won’t boost Gravity‘s chances at an Oscar nomination, as those will be announced the day before on Thursday. But it will give the film one last chance to rake in the dough. As of the start of this week, Gravity was the seventh biggest domestic release of 2013, having grossed $256 million in the U.S. and another $414 million abroad. [Variety]
Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
After a stint as a serial killer on Showtime’s Dexter, Yvonne Strahovski is returning to the spy life. The Chuck alumna has signed on for Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day, becoming one of several newcomers to the franchise. Original series stars Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, and William Devane are set to reprise their roles.
As for when we’ll get to see all this talent in action, Fox has finally confirmed a spring date for the 12-episode run. Hit the jump for premiere dates for 24, Surviving Jack, Gang Related, and Seth MacFarlane‘s Cosmos, plus more details on Strahovski’s role.
Update: Keep reading for new comments from Sutherland and executive producer Evan Katz on the plot of the miniseries and the possibility of a follow-up film.
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Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
For the past three years, summer has brought with it the start of a new season of Breaking Bad. That won’t happen in 2014, but something (hopefully) almost as good will. AMC has announced that the spinoff Better Call Saul will premiere in November, though they have not yet set an exact date.
Meanwhile, flagship drama Mad Men will return for the first half of its seventh season on Sunday, April 13 at 10 PM; the second half will air sometime next year. And the week before, on Sunday, April 6 at 9 PM, we’ll get the premiere of the Revolutionary War drama Turn, starring Jamie Bell as a spy for George Washington.
Finally, the new drama Halt and Catch Fire, about the 1980s computer boom, will arrive in June, followed later in the summer by the return of Hell on Wheels. [HitFix]