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Star Wars VII Sets The Date

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After switching out screenwriters from Michael Arndt [who won an Academy Award for “Little Miss Sunshine” and was a nominee for “Toy Story 3”] to a collaboration between the film’s director, J. J. Abrams and previous Star Wars film screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan [“The Empire Strike Back” and Return of the Jedi”], it appears the highly […]

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" Trailer

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It’s all there. You’ve got your Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), your Professor X (Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy), your Magneto (Michael Fassbender), your Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), your Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and even your Warpath (Booboo Stewart). And now – finally – you have your X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer. But you’ll have to wait […]

Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" Live Action Movie Blu-ray (UK Edition): To Boldly Go Where Mainstream Sci-Fi Has Gone Before

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There’s a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator Leiji Matsumoto. Indeed there can arguably be no better benchmark for a story being legendary than […]

Hot Wheels: A Fast And Furious For Kids?

Show on the road … Mattel's in-house studio Playtime Productions will take charge of the Hot Wheels

Legendary Pictures has partnered with Mattel to produce a movie based on the toymaker’s Hot Wheels line of toy cars that is expected to be marketed toward the young male demographic – possibly the same demographic who have been attracted to the wildly popular “Fast and Furious” film franchise. Although no plot or cast have […]

Stretch Proves Too Much Of A Stretch For Relativity

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The movie that was to be based on the Hasbro toy “Stretch Armstrong” had been scheduled for a release next spring but never went into production and was finally pulled off the release schedule after Relativity Media abandoned the project they had briefly collaborated on with the toy’s maker, Hasbro. Hasbro had originally cut a […]

Encyclopedia Brown: The Case Of The Missing Movie

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Author Donald J. Sobol wrote the “Encyclopedia Brown” boy detective novel series that became popular in the 1960s and 1970s and eventually became a television series – albeit short-lived – on HBO in 1989. Now the series – about a teenage boy with encyclopedic knowledge who solves crimes with the help of a police chief […]

"Angry Birds" Movie Gets Directors

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The popular mobile phone video game Angry Birds [which recently released a Star Wars-themed version of the game] has not one, but two directors for its upcoming animated 3D movie. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly will share first-time directing duties for the film. Kaytis comes from Disney where he worked on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and […]

Need For Speed Trailer

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Fast cars are all over the joint in the new trailer for “Need For Speed”, the movie starring Aaron Paul ["Breaking Bad"] and based on the popular video game which is currently scheduled to be released on March 14, 2014…

World May Get Warcraft With Farrell And Patton

Paula Patton is jostling for a lead role in "Warcraft".

“Warcraft” – the newest feature film based on a video game – may have Colin Farrell and Paula Patton in the lead roles. Farrell has been offered a lead role but has not yet decided [50/50] to accept while Patton [otherwise known as the wife of Robin Thicke] is interested and negotiating for a lead […]

Max Steel Lives…In 2014

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The teen alien superhero Max Steel has been given the green light for a live-action feature film release next year. Taylor Lautner [“Twilight”] will star in the title role as teenager Maxwell McGrath who teams up with his alien pal Steel to combat baddies. Nine animated movie versions of the “Max Steel” franchise have been […]

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