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The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is now online. And it is excellent.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, the film shows us a world where food is becoming scarce. So a small group of explorers heads to the heavens in an attempt to solve mankind’s ultimate problem. Co-stars include Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine, among others.

This new Interstellar trailer suggests a surprisingly emotional story of a father’s love for his daughter, and the incredible lengths he’ll go to to save her. Then, we actually get to see lots of Nolan’s vision of space, which looks like a lyrical, beautiful place.

Check out the new Interstellar trailer below. Read More »

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Christopher Nolan spoke at CinemaCon Wednesday, and when Christopher Nolan talks people listen. Being as The Dark Knight director was at a theater owners conference, he advocated film projection as the best delivery of the moving image. He also said not enough filmmakers go to the movies anymore, urged theater owners to show more old movies, then dropped a bunch of cryptic hints about his latest film, Interstellar, which he shot on film and in IMAX. It’ll be released November 7, 2014.

Below, read Christopher Nolan’s CinemaCon quotes. Read More »

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In case you were wondering, yes, Hiccup and Toothless are as cute as ever. A new batch of adorable How to Train Your Dragon 2 images is proof of that. Also after the jump:

  • Watch a behind-the-scenes video for Alien: Isolation
  • Legendary is “open” to a Pacific Rim sequel
  • Universal schedules Ride Along for January 2016
  • Here’s how The Raid 3 connects to The Raid 2
  • Could HBO’s Girls make the leap to the big screen?
  • Is Matthew McConaughey avoiding Magic Mike 2?
  • Mike Bassett: England Manager is getting sequelized.
  • There’s a Silence of the Lambs spinoff coming, sorta-kinda.

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Watch a Long ‘True Detective’ Deleted Scene

True Detective Deleted Scene

True Detective is over, and no matter what you thought of the finale there’s a good chance you want more. The show’s grim atmosphere and stark philosophical musings are addictive, and the rhythms of Nic Pizzolatto‘s dialogue stick in the back of the brain. Trouble is, we don’t know when the second season will premiere, and no matter the air date, the next episodes won’t continue the story of Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey). So how about a True Detective deleted scene from the first season to help ease off that addiction?

This scene is interesting, too, because it is not some side note from the murder investigation that provided the spine for the first season. Rather this is a new character note, which is really where the show excelled. Below, you’ll see a sour note in the relationship between Cohle and his girlfriend Laurie (Elizabeth Reaser). You knew this was coming as soon as we first saw them together. Bide the time in the wait for blu and season 2 with the clip, below. Read More »

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We’ve known that the first season of True Detective would mostly be a stand-alone thing, with a second season following more or less in name (and possibly theme) only. If and when True Detective returns, it will be with a new story, and a new cast. And so the thick “True Detective Season Two” meme has seen hundreds of concepts, both serious and joking, for cast team-ups that could carry the second season.

But series creator Nic Pizzolatto raised some hopes last week in an interview where he said “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”

So might we see Hart (Woody Harrelson) or Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) return in some capacity for the second season? Fresh off his first Oscar win, McConaughey at least says he’s out. Read More »

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There’s not a letter or decimal point missing in that headline. Makeup artist Robin Mathews, who is nominated for an Oscar for her work on Dallas Buyer’s Club, achieved the film’s impressive look on a budget of only $250 — that’s two hundred and fifty bucks for the whole thing, not just one scene or character. The other side of that budget is something more difficult to quantify; it’s a balance of time and effort, of experimentation and nights and weekends spent playing with technique rather than resting.

Mathews gives some details about the work below. Read More »

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Matthew McConaughey needs to give his management team a raise. The actor had a huge 2013, appearing in three Oscar-caliber films including Dallas Buyers Club, for which he was given his first Oscar-nomination. He also did the buzzy TV drama, True Detective, which could garner the actor an Emmy-nomination. McConaughey has never been hotter and yet he’s following up a huge 2013 with something even bigger. He’ll star in the sci-fi drama Interstellar by Christopher Nolan. Talk about perfect timing.

Very little is know about the plot of that film and yet, fans are still incredibly excited for Nolan’s latest. That anticipation could go through the roof thanks to McConaughey, who had some very big words about the November release. Read More »

Magic Mike

Two years ago, if someone said a sequel to Magic Mike would be in the works, they’d have been laughed at. Before the film’s release, most thought Steven Soderbergh‘s tale of male stripping in Florida was nothing but Striptease with dudes, nothing but ninety minutes of Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey dancing with their shirts off.

Then the film was released and it was seen to be an entertaining, provocative look at the American working class. Yes, there was stripping, and lots of shirtless men, but the script, performances and direction made it much more than that. Magic Mike was a surprise hit, grossing almost $115 million in the U.S. Producer/star Channing Tatum said he’d eventually make a sequel.

The film also helped catapult Tatum to superstar status so he’s been pretty busy as of late. White House Down, Side Effects, Jupiter Ascending, Foxcatcher and 22 Jump Street are just some of the film’s he’s shot since. But now, almost two years since the release, Tatum has sat down to write Magic Mike 2. And he announced it in the most peculiar of ways. Read More »

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