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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie Set for December 2016, More Fox Dates Revealed

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We already told you about the confirmation that Fox would release a standalone Gambit film on October 7, 2016, starring Channing Tatum as the popular Cajun mutant. But the studio revealed plenty of other release dates yesterday, including tentpoles like Assassin’s Creed, featuring Michael Fassbender, which is now slated for December 21, 2016. A Christmas release window speaks pretty highly ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

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After the disappointing and directionless X3: The Last Stand and the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine, prospects for the continuation of the franchise had gone from great to grim in just a few short years. Desperate to breathe life back into the series, 20th Century Fox turned to director Bryan Singer to help right the ship, and although Singer didn’t return ... Read More »

‘Macbeth’ Director Justin Kurzel to Helm ‘Assassin’s Creed’

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Just a few weeks ago, Doug Liman was tapped to direct the feature film adaptation of popular Ubisoft video game Splinter Cell. Now another Ubisoft adaptation has found its director, with Variety reporting that Justin Kurzel is in final talks for Assassin’s Creed, which is slated to star Michael Fassbender. Kurzel recently wrapped production on Macbeth, which also stars Fassbender, ... Read More »

‘Prometheus’ sequel taps new writer, will open March 2016.

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Just a few days ago, 20th Century Fox announced a handful of new films, including an unnamed project from director Ridley Scott which many assumed would be the sequel to Prometheus. Looks like those assumptions were dead-on, as The Wrap reported earlier today that Prometheus 2 (not the official title) would be opening on March 4, 2016. In addition, the ... Read More »

Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Counselor’

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In my original theatrical review of The Counselor, I called the film “a spectacular failure on almost every level” and “particularly disappointing considering the talent involved.” Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly keen to revisit the material again, especially with the extended cut running about 20 minutes longer than its theatrical counterpart. But upon further consideration, I recalled several of Ridley ... Read More »

Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will have major roles for original cast members.

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When screenwriter Michael Arndt left Star Wars: Episode VII last year, allowing for director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan to take over, rumors began circulating that all of Arndt’s work would be scrapped and the duo would be starting from scratch. While that may not have been entirely true, according to new information from The Hollywood ... Read More »

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ trailer: we need you to hope again.

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The wait is over: Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will bridge the gap between X-Men: First Class and the original X-Men trilogy. The film boasts a huge cast of returning X-Men alumni, as well as several newcomers, including Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter ... Read More »

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ unveils new photos.

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The first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to drop on Tuesday, October 29, but if you can’t wait until then, Empire Online has revealed a batch of exclusive photos from their upcoming issue. Here’s the description: “The pics give us our first look at a bullet-pocked Wolverine, relaxing in 1973 with a bottle of whiskey; Jennifer ... Read More »

Intense ’12 Years a Slave’ TV spot: “Solomon Northup is my name and I’m a free man.”

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Fox Searchlight released the first TV spot for Steve McQueen’s newest film 12 Years a Slave, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, and Brad Pitt. This film has been generating all kinds of great buzz these past couple of months, and will most likely be a major awards contender. Check out the TV spot ... Read More »

‘The Counselor’ clip: “You don’t know someone till you know what they want.”


Yahoo! Movies released a new clip for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, which has a stellar cast and crew behind it. It’s written by Pulitzer Prize winner author Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men), and stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Check out the clip below: Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning ... Read More »

’12 Years a Slave’ clip: Steve McQueen’s newest film that could dominate at the Oscars.

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Vulture revealed the first clip for Steve McQueen’s (Shame, Hunger) newest film 12 Years a Slave, which has been generating all kinds of buzz at film festivals. Kyle Buchanan from Vulture said it’ll win Best Picture at the Oscars, and Alex Billington from Firstshowing.net called it, “A cinematic achievement.” With this kind of buzz going around, I’m really eager to ... Read More »

Playwright Michael Lesslie will write ‘Assassin’s Creed’ film adaptation.

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When Michael Fassbender became attached as producer and star of Ubisoft’s film adaptation of hit videogame franchise Assassin’s Creed, it served as an indicator that unlike most of Hollywood’s attempts at translating popular games into successful films, this project might actually raise the bar. In the latest news surrounding Assasin’s Creed Read More »


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