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I’ve always been fascinated by the world of Warhammer 40K, the tabletop miniatures game where space marines and orcs and dwarves and elves all do battle across the galaxy, hitting traditional fantasy tropes in a science fiction landscape. After all, what happens to that Tolkien-esque fantasy world as the centuries start to fly by? Surely it has to change. Surely it can’t remain stagnant. Surely medieval fantasy has to escape the medieval setting at some point, right?

And that’s why I’m intrigued by Netflix’s upcoming Bright, a modern dar buddy cop movie that just-so-happens to be set in a world where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have all co-existed for millennia. What does high fantasy look like when it’s brought low, down to the mean streets of Los Angeles? A new batch of images give us a clue.

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mel gibson suicide squad

Mel Gibson likely has more clout in his hands right now than he’s had in years. His well-made World War II drama, Hacksaw Ridge, grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box-office, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and picked up two Academy Awards last night. Following his biggest success in years, what’s next for the filmmaker?

Even after making a hit drama, possibly opening doors to direct some long-gestating passion projects, Gibson is still considering the sequel Suicide Squad 2. Below, the director briefly comments on the DC sequel.

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Dumbo live-action remake

UPDATE 2/10/17: Deadline reports Smith has decided not to join Dumbo after all. Original story follows.

A couple of years ago, it was announced that Tim Burton was developing a live-action Dumbo for Walt Disney Pictures. We had not heard anything about the project since that announcement and assumed it had fallen into development heck, but it is apparently still chugging along like the Casey Junior Circus train. And who is circling the project to star? Will Smith.

Hit the jump to learn more about the project and find out more about Will Smith in Dumbo.

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bad boys 3 release date

The game of release dates can be a tricky thing. On one level, the studios love to lay out their slates for the next five years in advance, promising an impressive line-up of titles to make sure everyone knows that they’re keeping busy. But on another level, this can sometimes backfire – if a movie needs a little more time to marinate in the development process or if something simply doesn’t come together at the right time, the ensuing schedule changes can be a bad look. It’s not a sign that things are necessarily going wrong, but it does get everyone to wonder what’s going on.

So now we have to wonder what’s going on with Joe Carnahan‘s Bad Boys For Life, the third entry in the Bad Boys series, which has been delayed ten months while the also-in-the-works Bad Boys 4 has apparently fallen off the schedule altogether.

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A New Cut of ‘Ali’ Is Now Available on Blu-Ray

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Michael Mann has gone back and re-edited several of his films, including Manhunter and most recently, Blackhat. Sometimes these changes are substantial, other times they’re redundant. The director believes his last cut of The Last of the Mohicans is the superior film, while most of his fans seem to agree the Director’s Cut of Miami Vice is the inferior version. Now Mann has gone back and changed another one of his films, Ali, for the third time.

Below, learn more about the new Ali alternate cut.

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Tom Hanks Dumbo

For two years now Tim Burton has been attached to Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo. As the project stayed in development, we rarely heard news about it, but this week is providing plenty of signs of life for the film. Yesterday it was reported Will Smith is considering a starring role in Burton’s film, and today brings us the surprising news that Tom Hanks is circling the role of the villain — a part we don’t see him in often.

Below, learn more about the potential Tom Hanks Dumbo casting.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Sequel Release Date

The reception for the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer (watch it here) appears to have been exactly what Sony Pictures was hoping for, because today they announced a release date for the sequel. That’s right, even though Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn’t arrive until July of next year, Sony Pictures is so confident in their collaboration with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe that they’ve staked out a date in the summer of 2019.

That’s not the only summer sequel release date news from Sony Pictures either, because the placement of the Spider-Man Homecoming sequel in the summer of 2019 has resulted in the studio shifting their release of Bad Boys 4, the sequel to a sequel that hasn’t even started shooting yet.

Find out both the Bad Boys 4 and Spider-Man Homecoming sequel release date after the jump. Read More »

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Forbes has released their annual listing of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood. This year’s most overpaid actor was also the most overpaid actor of last year, proving that little changes in Hollywood. Who could it possibly be? Find out who the most overpaid actor of 2106 is after the jump.

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Suicide Squad deleted scene

Tomorrow the extended cut of Suicide Squad is available to purchase digitally. Will some of the film’s problems get fixed in the new cut, as with the extended version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’ll see. We already have a decent sense of what to expect from scenes that weren’t in the theatrical cut. Days after the movie came out there was a rundown of what was left on the cutting room floor, and a lot of those scenes featured the Joker (Jared Leto).

Below, watch the Suicide Squad deleted scene.

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Collateral Beauty Trailer - Will Smith

Perhaps delivering the uplifting boost we all need this holiday season, a new trailer for the seemingly fantastical drama Collateral Beauty has arrived.

Will Smith stars in the film as a man who has lost all hope after losing his daughter. As a way of coping with his depression, he writes letters to Time, Death and Love. Then one day, they start showing up one by one to help him work through all the heartbreaking and bitterness he’s been carrying around. Is this really the cosmos reaching out to him with answers, or is there something more practical at work here?

Watch the new Collateral Beauty trailer below. Read More »