Mad Max Fury Road - Coma the Doof Warrior

This morning brought the always debatable Academy Award nominations for the year in film that was 2015. We’ve already run through the disappointing side of this year’s selections by pointing out those who were snubbed, but now we’d like to look on the lighter side and point out some of the surprises, especially Mad Max: Fury Road finding glory with no fewer than 10 nominations. So let’s check out the 2016 Oscars surprises after the jump! Read More »

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True Detective Season 2 early buzz

Who’s to blame for True Detective season two? That’s not a question I’m asking, since I genuinely enjoyed this past season, but a lot of fan expectations were not met following the terrific first outing, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

HBO president of programming, Michael Lombardo, wouldn’t call the series’ sophomore effort a failure, but he does take responsibility for rushing the latest season. After the jump, read Lombardo’s comments on True Detective season two.

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Spotlight trailer

Writer-director Tom McCarthy has had one bizarre year. He wrote and directed one of the year’s finest films, Spotlight, and also The Cobbler — a movie so strange and tonally troubled you must watch it. McCarthy, to my surprise, also had a role in this summer’s Pixels. The man keeps busy. But Spotlight is the movie everyone keeps talking about, and for good reason. It’s an all around excellent film, with an efficient script, taught direction, and quietly riveting performances.

After the jump, watch Tom McCarthy break down a Spotlight scene.

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The Little Prince Trailer

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Paramount Pictures has finally released the domstic trailer for The Little Prince, you can watch The little Prince trailer embedded after the jump, alongside the previously released international trailer.

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Rachel McAdams in True Detective

As Marvel’s Doctor Strange gears up for a fall shoot with Benedict CumberbatchTilda SwintonChiwetel Ejiofor, and director Scott Derrickson, some big questions remain. Such as: Who is female lead Rachel McAdams playing in the movie? Early speculation was that she had taken the role of Clea, a love interest of Strange’s in the comics, but now a new rumor claims she’s playing Night Nurse instead. Read about the Rachel McAdams Night Nurse rumor after the jump.  Read More »

A ‘Southpaw’ Re-Release is Coming

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Southpaw was a mild success. The Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing pic was forecast as an Awards contender, with plenty of buzz going around for Jake Gyllenhaal‘s performance. While the film might not go that distance, a Southpaw re-release is happening. So if you missed out on the pretty decent and pretty on-the-nose drama, it’s returning to theaters this Friday. Learn why after the jump.

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Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange

UPDATE 9/14/2015: TheWrap reports Rachel McAdams has confirmed she will indeed star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange. Original story from July 25, 2015 follows.

Earlier this month, a rumor surfaced that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead in Marvel Studios forthcoming Phase Three film Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. But as usual, Marvel didn’t confirm or deny these rumblings, so we were left in the dark as to the truth of the matter.

Now McAdams, who can currently be seen on HBO each Sunday in True Detective, as well as in theaters in Southpaw starting this weekend, has confirmed discussions about taking a role in the Marvel cinematic universe. Find out more about Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange after the jump! Read More »

Every Thing Will Be Fine trailer

Every Thing Will Be Fine is the latest film from Wim Wenders, with James Franco starring in a film about a man whose life is thrown into disarray after a car accident. Marie-Josée Croze, Rachel McAdams, and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star in the slow-burn drama, and there’s a good Every Thing Will Be Fine trailer to check out below.

In addition to that, we’ve got the Wim Winders touring retrospective that features the 295-minute version of Until the End of the World. (You read that right; it’s a five-hour cut.) Read More »

Miles Teller as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four

Which comedian almost had a cameo in Ant-Man? Want to see some new footage from Fantastic Four? What do the Agent Carter showrunners have to say about Darkforce? Which superhero does possible Doctor Strange star Rachel McAdams really want to play? Will the Weapons Clans ever make it to Arrow? Has Zack Snyder weighed in on the Marvel / DC rivalry? Who’s playing Reactron on Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »