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American Sniper writer Jason Hall is returning to the big-screen battlefield. He’s set to make his directorial debut on Thank You For Your Service, a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drama set up at DreamWorks. Hall has big shoes to fill — Steven Spielberg was originally looking to direct. More details about the Thank You For Your Service Jason Hall news after the jump.  Read More »

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R-rated Harry Potter

Even though the films of the Harry Potter franchise got considerably more mature and dangerous as they progressed, they never crossed into R-rated territory. That’s obviously because of the audience at which they were geared, but one can’t help but wonder what the wizarding film series would be like if it was pushed to be a little more adult.

No, we’re not talking about a porn parody, but instead, a more violent, even vulgar version of Harry Potter. Fine Brothers Entertainment have imagined what that would be like with an animated example of what Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone would have been liked if it had an R-rating. There’s cartoon blood and swearing, so it’s somewhat NSFW. Watch R-rated Harry Potter after the jump! Read More »

Sound of Inside Out

While there’s plenty of sound design, editing and recording that has to be done for live-action movies, the job seems a little more difficult when it comes to feature-length animated films. Every single sound you hear has to be manufactured for the film. And that job gets exponentially harder when you have to give sound to a location you’ve thought about, but have never been to, like the inside of an 11-year old girl’s mind.

That’s the challenge that faced director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera and supervising sound editor Shannon Mills from Skywalker Sound with Pixar’s latest film Inside Out. And now SoundWorks Collection dives into how the sounds of the movie were created, and as you would expect, it’s very fascinating. Learn about the sound of Inside Out after the jump! Read More »

Dope clip

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss their favorite works of James Horner, analyze the brutal critical reaction to True Detective: Season 2, and talk with writer Bradley Jackson about how he came to write a movie called Balls Out. Be sure to check out Balls Out on iTunes and other VOD platforms, read up on 31 ridiculous moments in True Detective’s season premiere, and back David’s cello EP Kickstarter. Also, here is the poster for Balls Out.

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Neve Campbell in House of Cards

With three seasons gone, the Netflix series House of Cards feels now like it needs a shot in the arm. The series debuted strong as Netflix’s flagship streaming series, but in its second and third season the show has contended with the loss of David Fincher, who moved on to other projects, and an audience that, based purely on anecdotal evidence, is growing wary of the show’s tricks.

Netflix and creator Beau Willimon are powering forward with House of Cards season 4, however, and the show has just added Neve Campbell as a regular.  Read More »

Creed trailer

Creed marks a new chapter in the long Rocky storyline, and the film is both a sequel and, in a way, a reboot. Rocky is still around, still played by Sylvester Stallone. But this time, he’s in the corner as a trainer for a young fighter, and that fighter is the son of his old foe Apollo Creed. Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed, a promising slugger who will also be the true star of the new film.

Update: Just after we ran a brief bit of footage from the film, the first Creed trailer arrived. You can check it out below. Read More »

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The World Premiere Of Marvel's "Ant-Man" - Red Carpet

How did the Ant-Man premiere go last night? Did Michael Peña get the call for Suicide Squad? Is there a new X-Men Rogue Cut deleted scene? How is Jon Bernthal preparing to play the Punisher? What does Alan Taylor think of his Thor: The Dark World experience? Does HRG have his own Heroes Reborn poster? Has Lego revealed a Batman v Superman Batmobile playset? Want to see two awesome Marvel posters from Dave Petrillo? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

‘Minority Report’ TV Series Adds New Lead

Minority Report cast

Casting twins is always tricky; is it better to use two similar actors, or actual twins, or one actor to play both roles? We’ve seen it done via all these methods, and while it was once very difficult to have one actor convincingly play twins (see all the effort put into Jeremy Irons’ performance for Dead Ringers), digital effects make it a lot easier, on the technical side at least, for one actor to do the job.

The Minority Report TV series originally cast one actor, Stark Sands (above, right), to play precog twins Dash and Arthur. But there’s been a shakeup to the Minority Report cast, or rather an addition. Nick Zano (One Big Happy) has signed on to play Arthur. Read More »

ian-malcom-book

That image above (click to enlarge) is a shot of the back cover of Ian Malcom’s book as seen in Jurassic World, via the film’s official Twitter account. In addition to that, this edition of Sequel Bits features:

  • Jason Clarke talks about his initial reaction to a Terminator Genisys plot twist,
  • A new Fear the Walking Dead teaser has dialogue, but no zombies,
  • Bette Midler stumps for Hocus Pocus 2 during a live show,
  • Marlon Wayans threatens to make White Chicks 2,
  • and there’s a behind the scenes video for Sharknado 3.

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