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A ‘Flight On The Navigator’ Remake May Finally Be Happening

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We’ve been hearing about a potential Flight Of The Navigator remake for quite some time, but now it seems that we’ve had our biggest indicator yet that the project will happen – from none other than Chappie and District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp. In an intriguing Twitter post, the director revealed the first feature through his new start-up Oats Studios by revealing an image from the original 1986 movie.

Flight Of The Navigator Remake Coming From Neill Blomkamp?

Here’s what Blomkamp posted on the social network late Wednesday.

So for clarity on @oatsstudios shorts, people are asking for part 2’s of certain films, – the first follow up short will be for Adam, coming soonish. The first proper feature film will be …..

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Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) November 22, 2017

The original Flight Of The Navigator tells the story of 12-year-old David (Joey Cramer) who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, »

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James Franco Remade Around 25 Minutes Of ‘The Room’ For ‘The Disaster Artist’

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James Franco’s brilliant The Disaster Artist is just over a week away from release and the director and lead actor has been out and about in the UK promoting the film. His week started with a special screening of the film at the prestigious BFI in London, and then various interviews for outlets across the country in the day that followed. Franco stopped by the Independent newspaper to talk about the film on their Kernels podcast where he revealed that he re-shot around 25 minutes worth of the film which The Disaster Artist focusses upon, The Room. He was accompanied by his brother and co-star Dave Franco.

Kernels: ‘How much of The Room did you actually remake in the end?’

J. Franco: ‘I think we might have about 20 to 25 minutes of recreated Room scenes.’

D. Franco: ‘Beat-for-beat, move-for-move, oh yeah!’

Kernels: ‘You should get that out there at some point. »

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Watch The Latest Trailer For Chris Hemsworth War Movie ’12 Strong’

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The latest trailer for the upcoming 12 Strong, a war movie based on actual events, and starring Chris Hemsworth, has landed online. The film, which comes to U.S. cinemas on January 19th and the UK a week later, is brought to the screen by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and is based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book Horse Soldiers. You can check out the new 12 Strong trailer below.

New 12 Strong Trailer Arrives Online: Chris Hemsworth Leads The Cast “The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why.”

“Nineteen men attacked our country,” an officer says in the new promo. “The 12 of you will be the first ones to fight back.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U. »

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Jude Law Joins The McU Opposite Brie Larson In ‘Captain Marvel’

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He’s played lotharios, vicious villains and movie heroes, but he’s never appeared in a Marvel movie, until now. Jude Law has joined the cast of Captain Marvel, the upcoming stand-alone Marvel Studios movie set to go into production next year for a 2019 release. The Jude Law Captain Marvel news comes from trade paper Variety.

Jude Law Captain Marvel News! He Will Play Doctor Walter Lawson In Forthcoming Movie

The character that Law will not be the villain of the piece as Ben Mendelsohn has already been signed up for that role. Instead, he will play Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Brie Larson‘s Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel as she tries to figure out her new powers.

The film will be set in the 1990s with Samuel L. Jackson expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

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New Trailer Lands For Paddy Considine-Directed ‘Journeyman’

22 November 2017 9:32 AM, PST

Empire magazine has debuted the new trailer for the Paddy Considine-directed Journeyman, a film in which he also stars. The promo comes just weeks after the film debuted at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival. You can watch the Journeyman trailer in the player below.

In Journeyman, Matty (Considine) is quite the skilled fighter in the ring, currently holding onto a World Champion title. However, his priority, first and foremost, is his wife Emma (Jodie Whitaker) and his newborn daughter, Mia. After a fight leaves his life changed forever, Matty must muster whatever strength he can find and fight to win back everything he loves.

As we said in our original, very positive review, on the surface, Journeyman follows the standard genre formula – boxer at the top of their game is left without cause and has to fight for it back – and whilst this film does occasionally hit those beats, »

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The UK Trailer & Poster For 2018 Animated Feature ‘Smallfoot’ Has Arrived

22 November 2017 9:16 AM, PST

Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer and poster for the highly anticipated animation Smallfoot, which is set to avalanche into UK cinemas on 5th October 2018. Pan down for the full Smallfoot UK trailer, but first, here’s the new poster.

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams.  It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and more!

Related: The Lego Batman Movie »

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‘Riviera’, ‘Bounty Hunters’ To Get Second Seasons At Sky

22 November 2017 1:26 AM, PST

In an official press release, Sky has revealed that it has commissioned second seasons of Julia Stiles-led south of France crime series Riviera, as well as another run for Jack Whitehall’s Bounty Hunters. It also confirmed Gareth Evans’ Gangs Of London, which we reported news of yesterday and a total of 50 original series for broadcast in 2018.

24 of the 50 productions are returning shows, so says the broadcaster.

Following its phenomenal success earlier this year Sky’s best-performing original series to date, Riviera returns with Julia Stiles reprising the role of Georgina Clios for another high-octane series about the lives of the super-rich on the Côte d’Azur. Jack Whitehall’s comedy thriller Bounty Hunters is set to return for more action and adventure. And brand-new drama Gangs of London, a fresh and original gangland thriller, will take viewers on an adrenaline-fuelled journey into the hidden heart of the capital. »

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Terry Gilliam’s ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Could Debut At Cannes 2018

22 November 2017 1:01 AM, PST

After countless attempts of bringing the project to the screen, Terry Gilliam has revealed that he has almost finished his final cut of The Man Who Killed Dox Quixote and it could be headed for the south of France in May. He’s tried to make the film for the last 17 years, but now it’s well in the can and could indeed be heading for Cannes.

A scene from the 2002 documentary Lost In La Mancha

“Well, we’ve almost finished the cut,” he told The New York Times. “We’re just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it’s pretty much what it is. We’ve got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it’s pretty tight now and it’s surprisingly wonderful.”

The film sees Jonathan Pryce play the title role, with Adam Driver, »

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‘Brakes’ Review: Dir. Mercedes Grower (2017)

21 November 2017 11:02 PM, PST

Brakes review:  Mercedes Grower writes and directs this an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Brakes review by Awais Irfan.

The romance genre is perhaps one of the biggest out there, with no shortage of good and bad love-stories. Director Mercedes Grower is the latest to tackle it, making his directorial debut with Brakes, an unconventional story of relationships from end to beginning.

The film is split into two parts, with the second taking place first. Here, we follow a handful of couples at the end of their relationships – the cast features the likes of Julian BarrattKelly CampbellNoel Fielding, and Seb Cardinal, amongst others – whether it be due to boredom of each other after some time married or a few dates here and there not resulting in much or something or the other. Part 1 fills the final third of the film and documents how these couples met, finding »

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James Cameron Talks Filming Underwater On The ‘Avatar’ Sequels

21 November 2017 11:01 PM, PST

James Cameron is now about two months into shooting the four Avatar sequels. The filmmaker has already alluded to the fact that the film will largely shoot underwater, but the big question on everyone’s lips is how that will affect the motion capture in the movies.

Cameron caught up with the folks over at Collider who brought up that very subject.

“Well, we’re doing it. It’s never been done before and it’s very tricky because our motion capture system, like most motion capture systems, is what they call optical base, meaning that it uses markers that are photographed with hundreds of cameras,” Cameron said.

So, shooting underwater sounds pretty difficult. He went on:

“The problem with water is not the underwater part, but the interface between the air and the water, which forms a moving mirror. That moving mirror reflects all the dots and markers, and »

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‘Beach Rats’ Review: Dir. Eliza Hittman (2017)

21 November 2017 11:00 PM, PST

Beach Rats review: Eliza Hittman writes and directs this exceptional film about a Brooklyn teenager who spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking for older men online.

Beach Rats review by Paul Heath.

It Felt Like Love director Eliza Hittman brings her second feature to screens, a gritty though beautifully crafted tale of seduction, lust and sexual confusion set during the monotonous days of summer in contemporary Coney Island, New York. The film joins the likes of the outstanding recent Lgbtq+-themed efforts, Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country; movies that have managed to enjoy the mainstream.

This film, deserved of its place in amongst that trio of glorious cinema efforts, revolves around the central character of Frankie (Harris Dickinson), a nineteen-year-old struggling to combat the dreary, bleak day-to-day of aimless life. We meet him alone in his bedroom, a camera-phone flash occasionally lighting »

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Theatre Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’, Northern Ballet (UK Tour)

21 November 2017 10:30 PM, PST

The Little Mermaid review: You will be swept away by the Northern Ballet’s interpretation of this tragic love story.

The Little Mermaid review by Katey Thompson at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.

This production is a world premiere, the third for the Northern Ballet this year for a company with ambitious vision and the ability to deliver.  This interpretation of the classic fairy tale is based on the original Hans Christian Andersen version rather than that of Walt Disney.  Fans of Sebastian the Crab needn’t be disappointed though as this is a visual spectacle.  Versatile and simple stage design by Kimie Nakano provides the production with a stark shimmering backdrop which almost dominates the scenes.  It is smoothly rearranged into a ships prow, towering waves, or a chalky cliff to add visual drama.  The reflections in the curved shape delicately amplify the dancer’s fluid movements.

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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

21 November 2017 11:37 AM, PST

Awards season is officially a go with one of the first high profile awards nominations being unveiled. The 2018 Independent Spirit Awards nominations have been revealed and Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Get Out and Good Time lead the way.

While these awards are the first to be announced, they are one of the last to be dished out. The Independent Spirit Awards are traditionally dished out the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica, which this season will be on Saturday, March 3 2018.

Get Out

The nominations give us our very first indicator for what may be nominated for the Academy Awards, and last year they famously predicted Casey Affleck would bag Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea, and Moonlight would take Best Picture. Both bagged the Indies the previous day.

Here are this year’s Independent Spirit Awards nominations in full.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name »

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets A New TV Spot Showing Off New Footage

21 November 2017 10:22 AM, PST

Lucasfilm has dropped a new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one which shows off some very brief new footage from the upcoming sequel.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Watch the new TV Spot, titled ‘Tempt’, below.

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Sony Pictures Debuts New ‘Peter Rabbit’ Trailer

21 November 2017 8:10 AM, PST

Sony Pictures has debuted a new Peter Rabbit trailer. Will Gluck directs the upcoming feature, which features the talents of James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Sia.

Here’s the official synopsis.

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).  James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

The film is set for Stateside theatres from February 9th, while UK fans of the Beatrix Potter books, on which the film is based, »

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The Raid‘s Gareth Evans Bringing ‘Gangs Of London’ To HBO & Sky Atlantic

21 November 2017 8:02 AM, PST

Deadline is reporting that The Raid helmer Gareth Evans is lining up a new project for cable television. The trade says that Evans is set to direct the new series, which will be written by Peter Berry, Clare Wilson, Joe Murtagh, Matt Flannery and Evans.

The trade blog says that the drama is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn apart by power struggles involving a number of international gangs. The series begins as the head of one criminal gang is assassinated and the power vacuum threatens the fragile peace between the other underworld organisations.

Evans says that the show would bring a “cinematic viewing experience” into U.S and UK homes.

“It has been a thrilling experience to leap into long-form storytelling, exploring a multicultural world of global crime as it intersects on the streets of London,” he added.

The series will bow in 2019.

 

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What We Can Expect From ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’, According To The Film’s Producer

21 November 2017 5:39 AM, PST

He’s got a hit playing in UK cinemas at the moment with Paddington 2 and has managed to launch a new world of wizarding wonder with ‘Fantastic Beasts’. David Heyman is riding the crest of a wave at the moment, particularly as one of his upcoming projects is the next Quentin Tarantino movie. Heyman has, however, been speaking about a production which is pretty much in the can, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. The producer was speaking to Entertainment Weekly about what we may expect from the big-budget sequel, due next year.

Here’s what he had to say to the outlet.

“We delve deeper into Jo’s wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding. As you can tell from the image, we’re following quite a few characters. »

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Lizzy Caplan Joins Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

21 November 2017 12:42 AM, PST

Masters Of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast of Gambit, the high-profile X-Men spin-off over at 20th Century Fox. The actress joins Channing Tatum, who will play the title character in the film, and director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Trade bible Variety says that Caplan will play the female lead of the film, the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of the New Orleans Assassins’ Guild and Remy LeBeau’s first love.

Tatum will play the ragin’ Cajun whose ability to ‘control kinetic energy enables him to weaponize playing cards and other projectiles’.  The film has a release date of February 14th, 2019 penciled in.

Here’s some more on the character from the official Marvel Wiki.

Abandoned at birth due to his burning red eyes, the child who would one day become Remy LeBeau was kidnapped from his hospital ward by members »

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‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Sequel ‘Death On The Nile’ Sailing Ahead

20 November 2017 11:53 PM, PST

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the sequel to this month’s Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile, is set to go ahead over at 20th Century Fox. The trade reports that Michael Green, who scripted ‘Orient Express’, is returning for the follow-up, while Kenneth Branagh is expected to return as director and reprise his role as Hercule Poirot. More on the Death On The Nile film below.

New Death On The Nile film coming to screens

The film will be based on the 1937 novel of the same name. The plot is as follows.

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put »

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Watch The Trailer For ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 5!

20 November 2017 11:05 PM, PST

ABC has dropped the trailer for the fifth season of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. The two-hour premiere lands Stateside on Friday, December 1, 8:00 p.m. Et on ABC!

The Friday night positioning of the show is new for the show. Previously, ABC chief Channing Dungey explained the move: “We’ve turned Friday into more of a destination for our fantasy and science fiction fans. Once Upon a Time and S.H.I.E.L.D. are airing on the same night for the first time, which is giving many fans of both shows what they’ve been asking for for a long time.”

The popular series stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez. »

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