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Exclusive: Suicide Squad casting rumors with Ed Harris & Gary Sinise & more! Hey, heard any good SUICIDE SQUAD rumors lately? Ha! Of course you have and today we’ve got some more for you that will wet your rumor whistle through the week (or at least until more pop up). Last week we got the news that both Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal were in consideration to replace Tom Hardy’s Rick Flag, as well as Joe Manganiello being rumored to take on the role of Deathstroke....
 
Review: The Overnight (Sundance 2015) PLOT: Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) are new to L.A and anxious to make friends. A playdate for their son with the child of a hip couple (Jason Schwartzman & Judith Godrèche) quickly turns into a night of adult debauchery and fun, where lines will be crossed – but maybe that's not such a bad thing. REVIEW: Given that director Patrick Brice made a breakthrough earlier this year...
 
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Review: Black or White This review originally ran with our 2014 TIFF coverage PLOT: After his wife dies, a grandfather (Kevin Costner) has to fight for custody of his biracial granddaughter against the girl's father and grandmother (Octavia Spencer). REVIEW: There was a moment at the TIFF screening of BLACK OR WHITE that I attended that really drove home the message Mike Binder/Kevin Costner's film was trying to deliver...
 
Review: I Am Michael (Sundance 2015) PLOT: A young gay activist (James Franco) renounces his homosexuality and starts a new life as a born-again Christian pastor. REVIEW: I AM MICHAEL is nothing if not controversial. Apparently based on a true story, Justin Kelly's film gives James Franco an opportunity to play the most ambiguous part of his career, with his character's metamorphosis from gay advocate to fundamentalist bigot being......
 
Review: Mississippi Grind (Sundance 2015) PLOT: Two down-on-their-luck gamblers (Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn) hit the road, embarking on a tour of all the seediest casinos and private games the American South has to offer in an effort to change their luck and build a bankroll. REVIEW: Isn't it odd how genres seem to come and go in phases? I mean, since when has the gambling movie been so popular that in the last two months we've...
 
Weekend Box Office Report: January 23-25, 2015 Another bullseye for American Sniper! For a second weekend, audiences supported Bradley Cooper's military sharpshooter to put AMERICAN SNIPER at the top of the box office with an estimated $64.3 million! After breaking records with its opening last week, the Oscar-nominated war movie only lost 28% of business in its second weekend. That kind of staying power is a rare and remarkable feat,...
 
Review: Z for Zachariah (Sundance 2015) PLOT: In an irradiated future, a lone survivor (Margot Robbie) finds herself torn between two surviving males, an intellectual (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who appeals to her emotionally, and a more rough-edged former miner (Chris Pine) who she's drawn to physically. REVIEW: Z FOR ZACHARIAH may have the trappings of a genre film, but at its core it is a straight morality tale not all that different from......
 
Review: Ten Thousand Saints (Sundance 2015) PLOT: After the accidental death of his best friend, seventeen-year-old Jude (Asa Butterfield) is sent to live with his pot-dealing absentee father (Ethan Hawke). Lacking any kind of guidance, the drug-addled Jude falls under the sway of his late best friend's half-brother, Johnny (Emile Hirsch) a hardcore punk singer who preaches a straight-edge lifestyle. REVIEW: I must admit that Shari-Springer......
 
Review: The End of the Tour (Sundance 2015) PLOT: In the winter of 1996, Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) is sent out to write a profile of author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), who's nearing the end of his book tour for 'Infinite Jest'. REVIEW: Director James Ponsoldt is clearly one of the most consistently exciting directors to have emerge from Sundance over the last few years, with his...
 
DreamWorks cuts back to two films a year, delays How To Train Your Dragon 3 There has been some recent and somewhat drastic changes going on over at DreamWorks Animation. They just recently planned to cut 500 jobs across all locations and divisions of the studio not to mention also scale back its releases from three films to two films a year. Being an advocate of quality over quantity, I don’t see the harm there, but it’s sad about the jobs that are being lost. So they will be...
 
Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Fight Club, Star Wars, Toxic Avenger Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the...
 
Jesse Eisenberg would love to continue his role as Lex Luthor Jesse Eisenberg is currently at Sundance to show off his work in THE END OF THE TOUR and took a few minutes to discuss perhaps the biggest movie of his career so far, the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. He didn’t go into detail about his hair if you’re curious but did suggest that he would be open to returning to the role in the future. Variety asked Eisenberg if he thinks he will ever...
 
Julia Roberts will produce and star in Batkid Begins movie Before the documentary BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD premieres at the Slamdance Film Festival this weekend, we have some late breaking news regarding its remake into a feature film. It was announced today that Julia Roberts will produce the film and is also attached to star in the feature remake. The documentary recounts the real-life events that occurred when the city of San Francisco partnered...
 
James Gunn confirms Ronan won't appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 After losing a dance battle, one tends to shy away from any more public appearances. That’s my strategy anyways, and maybe the same thinking behind James Gunn’s recent statement when it comes to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2. In a Facebook Q&A, Gunn confirmed that Ronan the Accuser, played by Lee Pace, will not be returning for the Guardians sequel. When asked a question about whether Ronan...
 
Netflix and the Duplass brothers sign a 4 movie deal Netflix continues to position themselves as a force with original film content as they reach a four picture deal with indie filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass. The deal will see the streaming movie service finance four films produced by the Duplass Brothers. After a short theatrical run, the movies will debut exclusively on Netflix. The deal was struck today at the Sundance Film Festival where Netflix CEO Ted......
 
Rumor: The first Star Wars spin-off to focus on both Han Solo AND Boba Fett While we await any sort of concrete news about Gareth Edwards STAR WARS SPIN-OFF, we continue to alternate between rumors that claim the film is about either Han Solo or Boba Fett and other bounty hunters. Well, what if both rumors were right? First off, news has come from Making Star Wars who claim the STAR WARS SPIN-OFF will shoot in Mexico while also reusing some sets built for THE FORCE AWAKENS....
 
Review: A Walk in the Woods (Sundance 2015) PLOT: Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) – an aging travel writer – decides to hike the Appalachian trail. Forced by his headstrong wife (Emma Thompson) to bring a companion, Bryson brings along his long-estranged former best friend, the slovenly Katz (Nick Nolte) and the two old guys bicker their way across the trail and try to prove to themselves that they're not too old for an...
 
New teaser for Seth MacFarlane's series Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart Fans of Seth MacFarlane series and films know that there is always the chance Patrick Stewart could appear. I remember the first time I heard the man recognized as Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Charles Xavier guest star on FAMILY GUY followed by a regular role on AMERICAN DAD. Hearing a childhood idol spouting those lines was surprising and totally hilarious. Naturally, when Stewart narrated MacFarlane's...
 
Spoiler Alert: Avengers: Age of Ultron LEGO sets reveal new plot details I have put together so many damn LEGO sets for my kids over the past eight years that I still have thoughts about craggling them together so they don't break again.  Still, I do enjoy the finished product once you can look at it and display it and, occassionally, play with it.  So, when new LEGO sets are announced for big feature films each year, we can look to them for plot...