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Watch: Last Trailer For James Bond ‘Spectre’ Just Released!

Spectre

Spectre or the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion is back and it’s up to James Bond to save the world! That may be good news for audiences, but not so much for Bond, James Bond, the lady-killer spy with the cleft chin, British manners and impeccable suits. You might also remember him as the most famous MI6 operative …

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Ice Cube to Play Scrooge In Latest ‘Christmas Carol’ Reboot ‘Humbug’

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alastair Sim, 1951

Deadline Hollywood first reported and Variety confirmed that Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the script Humbug, which will be a modern take on the timeless Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. The movie, it is widely reported, will star gansta rap icon Ice Cube in the title role. He will play a crusty mega-wealthy humbug who is …

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Trailer: ‘The 5th Wave’ Makes Invasion Of Earth Personal

The 5th Wave

Like many an action thriller, The 5th Wave starts on a sunny day with a bright blue sky above. But, says narrator Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays Cassie Sullivan in the upcoming Columbia Pictures release, little did the characters know that would be the last normal day of their lives. From the calm beginning, the trailer shows a planet invaded …

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Finally! Summer Movie Drought Finally Ends With Slew Of Big Releases

Black Mass two

This weekend at the theaters, the catch phrase will be: “Finally, finally!” As in, at long last there are a couple of substantial releases on the docket. This follows the August to September drought, when it is too late for summer blockbusters and too early for Oscar-contending releases. As such, we’ve had to put up with No Escape, Sinister 2, …

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Jon Favreau Takes On Rudyard Kiplings’ “The Jungle Book”

The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreau‘s next work is being billed as a live-action musical adventure fantasy. That’s a lot of categorical labeling, but it might all fit. Favreau is directing a star-studded version of Rudyard Kipling‘s classic The Jungle Book, which will be released by Walt Disney Studios in April, 2016. The story of Mogli, the Indian boy raised by a family …

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Review: Don’t Judge Johnny Depp And ‘Black Mass’ Too Harshly

Black-Mass-Poster Movie Spoon

Depp is almost too good and the movie too sophisticated for the general audience. This is an art film, not grabbing for cheap drama, but putting some complicated characters in front of the audience for their perusal. The reviews for Black Mass, featuring Johnny Depp as the Irish gangster from Boston James “Whitey” Bulger are puzzling to say the least. …

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Meryl Streep Bombs As Aging Rocker in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Ricki

If you think that rock ‘n roll will save the world (and I can’t think of anything else that has remotely half a chance) and you are especially devoted to great bar bands that know how to boogie, then Ricki and the Flash is your kind of film. But if you think great rock tunes from the 1970s and 1980s, …

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Trailer: Bullock Praised In Early Reviews Of “Our Brand Is Crisis”

Our Brand Is Crisis

A lot of the movie buzz this week comes from the Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Sept. 10 and runs thorugh Sept. 20. Among the talked-about features is Our Brand Is Crisis, which features two Academy Award winners, Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thorton. The film is a fictionalized account of a documentary by Rachel Boynton of the same …

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Star Wars Gear Could Reap Disney $5 Billion In First Year

star wars episode 7 featured movie spoon

A stock analyst said Monday that the December-slated blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens could pocket the Disney company a handsome $5 billion in sales in the first year that do not include box office receipts. Disney, which is releasing the Lucasfilm’s seventh Star Wars epic, is expected to cash in on film-related merchandise with sales expected to surpass Cars …

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