Freaks of Nature red-band trailer

Several years ago we reported on a Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combined vampires, zombies, and aliens. Jonah Hill was originally set to direct, and then Robbie Pickering. A promising cast (including Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt) was assembled, and then the updates slowed down and eventually the project fell off our radar completely.

But it’s back now, in finished form under a new title: Freaks of Nature. And it’s hitting theaters in just two weeks, so Sony has finally put out a first trailer. Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie DavisJosh FademEd WestwickVanessa HudgensJoan CusackKeegan-Michael Key, and Denis Leary star. Watch the Freaks of Nature red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »


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The Martian photos

Just last month, the first images from Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi drama The Martian surfaced, showing off Matt Damon stranded on Mars. We’re not sure when the first trailer will pop up, but now we have another glimpse at the film as two more photos have surfaced, one with our first look at The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels in the film as well.

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You’re in luck today because there’s a whole bunch of great information in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker are first actors confirmed for Star Wars Celebration.
  • Matthew Vaughn would love to direct a Star Wars movie.
  • Watch J.J. Abrams accept a visual effects award, mention directing Star Wars.
  • Mackenzie Davis was reportedly also up for the Star Wars standalone.
  • Three major characters are rumored to appear in the Star Wars Rebels Season Two premiere.
  • Mark Hamill did a great Don’t Talk PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse.
  • Marvel’s Princess Leia comic has over 250,000 pre-orders; See a few new covers.
  • John Boyega talks about Star Wars: The Force Awakens excitement.
  • Female Stormtroopers are canon.
  • A small update on the production status of the Star Wars standalone.
  • Billy Dee Williams thinks he’ll appear in a new Star Wars movie.
  • Could Han Solo appear in Star Wars Rebels?
  • See a homemade Millennium Falcon drone.
  • Get a glimpse of what Princess Leia’s outfit might look like in The Force Awakens.

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10 Women Who Should Play Captain Marvel

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When we offered you our Captain Marvel primer, we left out one important and obvious question: Who should play Captain Marvel? It’s something we’ll be asking ourselves until Marvel officially confirms a lead. Considering Captain Marvel doesn’t arrive until 2018, that may not be for some time yet. In the meantime, here’s who we’d choose if we had our say. Hit the jump for our Captain Marvel casting picks.

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When Ridley Scott‘s The Martian was first announced, it drew a lot of knee-jerk comparisons to Gravity thanks to its stranded-in-space hook. But as casting continues, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that The Martian is a different beast. For one thing, instead of just two lonely leads, The Martian boasts a star-studded cast that seems to get bigger by the day.

The latest big names to climb aboard are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis, who join Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Donald Glover, and Jeff Daniels. Hit the jump for more details on the latest The Martian casting.

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Bad Turn Worse trailer

This new trailer for Bad Turn Worse opens with a reference to crime fiction writer Jim Thompson, and the reference to the guy who wrote The Getaway and The Killer Inside Me sets the tone for a story that indeed seems to go deep into dark territory. There are a few kids (Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, and Mackenzie Davis) and one very bad man played with grinning malice by Mark Pellegrino. Put those people together with the lure of easy illicit money and things get really messy. Check out the excellent new Bad Turn Worse trailer below. Read More »

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The Martian was originally an e-book by Andy Weir, then it became a screenplay by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and now that script is the basis for a film directed by Ridley Scott. The concept is a perfect elevator pitch: an astronaut stranded on Mars must survive after a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate, thinking him dead. Matt Damon plays the main astronaut, but this isn’t quite a one-man show. The early presence of the rest of the crew, along with flashbacks and other narrative devices offer roles for many other actors. Now Kate Mara (House of Cards) has been offered a role, and Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) is in final talks for a part. Read More »

Halt and Catch Fire pilot episode

AMC has released the Halt and Catch Fire pilot episode online for everyone to preview ahead of the series’ June 1st premiere. This might be my most anticipated new television series of the year, a fictionalized dramatic thriller set in the wild west of the early 1980s PC revolution. The show is set during the expansion of the PC market after IBM rose to prominence. The new series stars Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark, and Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, who exploit particular aspects of IBM’s design to create their own personal computer. Find out how to watch the Halt and Catch Fire pilot episode after the jump, and we’ve also included the trailer for the new television series.

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In the end credits of That Awkward Moment, we’re treated to a blooper reel. The footage is typically goofy stuff — stars flubbing lines, knocking over props, cracking dirty jokes, and generally getting silly — but it’s a pleasure to watch because the actors are so damn fun. Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan come across as warm and funny people, and the rapport between them is inviting. I can only imagine that the set must have been a blast.

The film itself, however, is not. Although the premise should, in theory, provide plenty of opportunities for sparks to fly and for the cast’s magnetic personalities to shine through, as they do in the blooper reel, writer/director Tom Gormican seems more interested in shoving the characters along predictable plotlines. The result is a tedious romantic comedy that can’t sell the romance, the comedy, or even the bromance.

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