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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Jungle Book Cast

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As expected, Benedict Cumberbatch was tabbed to provide the voice of the evil tiger, Shere Khan, for the rebooted “The Jungle Book” movie. – the Warner Bros. version. Cumberbatch is the first cast role for the film with Andy Serkis [“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”] making his directorial debut. George Sanders voiced Shere […]

Eddie Izzard Will Portray Wolfe In Sony PlayStation's Powers

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Actor comedian Eddie Izzard has signed on to play bad guy Wolfe in the Sony PlayStation series “Powers” about a group of detectives who protect regular humans from those who possess superhuman powers. The series, based on a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, was originally slated to premiere on FX […]

Godzilla Back For Seconds

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Although they waited all the way until after the first rebooted “Godzilla” movie was released – unlike the current trend of announcing a sequel before the first film has released – Warner Bros. and Legendary formally announced that, yes, there will be a “Godzilla 2” coming our way in a few years and gave it […]

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers To Suit Up Again

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The high school superheroes called the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were popular enough in the 1990s to have a feature film made of their television series [called, appropriately enough – “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie”]. But the 1995 movie was not as popular as the show – making only $66 million worldwide – […]

Pixels Moved Back To Summer 2015

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After beginning with an April release date that then moved into a May release date, the old school video game-themed movie from Adam Sandler “Pixels” was moved all the way into mid-summer by Sony. The film stars Kevin James as the President of the USA turning to old school video game champ Sandler to protect […]

Lauren Bacall, Actor, 1924 - 2014

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The iconic actor Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, becoming Betty Bacal after her parents’ divorce and her mother’s adoption of the second half of her maiden name (though she added the second “L” to her name because the […]

Robin Williams 1951-2014

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died today from an apparent suicide.  He was 63. A successful stand-up comedian, Williams achieved nationwide fame as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on an episode of Happy Days.  Williams later played Mork in the Happy Days spinoff Mork & Mindy […]

Ed Harris Plays Villain In Westworld

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The HBO series reboot of “Westworld” – Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray – has added Ed Harris in the signature Yul Brynner role of The Man in Black, the ultimate bad guy in the story. Harris is joined by Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in […]

Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

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There’s a pearl of wisdom that says there are specific types of fiction one needs to sample at set points in their life. In particular, young adults are recommended to immerse themselves in stories about loss, sacrifice, and exactly what is at stake in maintaining a just society. This is arguably when we as people […]

Kick-Ass 3 Might Find Third Time Charming

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Whether or not the filmmakers find a third time being a charm for the “Kick-Ass” comic book movie has not yet been decided. The film’s creator, Mark Millar, is mulling over whether to make a third film in the franchise after the success of the first two. The original 2010 “Kick-Ass” film generated $96 million […]

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