New FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Images Reveal Christian Grey’s Parents and Sister

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We’ve seen a good deal of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) at this point so how about we put his family in the spotlight for a bit?  Focus Features just unveiled a few new images from Fifty Shades of Grey featuring three members of the Grey family.  We’ve got a shot of Christian’s adoptive sister, Mia Grey (Rita Ora), their parents, Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey (Marcia Gay Harden) and Carrick Grey (Andrew Airlie), but Christian’s older brother Elliot (Luke Grimes) is nowhere to be found.  Perhaps they’re saving him for a character poster?

Hit the jump to check out those new Fifty Shades of Grey images.  The film also stars Dakota JohnsonJennifer Ehle, Max MartiniEloise MumfordDylan NealVictor Rasuk and Callum Keith Rennie, and is due in theaters on February 13, 2015.

Colin Trevorrow Addresses the CG Gate in the JURASSIC WORLD Trailer

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Even after just one second of that Jurassic World trailer teaser, I was already nervous.  Why?  Because of that stupid gate.  We finally get our first look at some Jurassic World footage and the very first thing we see is a digital shot of the park gate?  Ugly/obvious CG is always problematic, but when Jurassic Park is so well known for its incredible practical effects, opening a promo with a shot like that is bound to be a major turnoff and raise some serious doubts.

Sure enough, a couple of fans called director Colin Trevorrow out on Twitter.  Check out how he responded to the tweets about the Jurassic World gate after the jump.  Jurassic World is due in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX on June 12, 2015.  The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick RobinsonTy SimpkinsVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Will Also Be Released Online on Friday

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So who bought a ticket to a movie screening this Friday just to catch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer?  Well, it turns out that the 88-second piece won’t be exclusive to theaters.  The teaser will also arrive on iTunes on Friday as well.  But on the bright side, if you did already buy a ticket then you’ll be one of the first to see it on the big screen!

Hit the jump for more on the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.  The full feature is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie and many more.

Fox Greenlights the INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel

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Last we heard of that Independence Day sequel, about six months ago, Carter Blanchard was being brought in to pen a new draft of the script while director Roland Emmerich was busy shooting Stonewall.  I guess 20th Century Fox liked what Blanchard turned in because it’s being reported that the studio has green lit the film.

Apparently the next step is to close Emmerich’s directing deal and then the film will be heading towards a May production start date.  Hit the jump for more on what Fox has planned for the much-anticipated sequel.

Greg Berlanti Says Supergirl Could Enter the Worlds of THE FLASH and ARROW

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With The CW’s The Flash and Arrow crossover episode, Flash vs. Arrow, coming up, it’ll probably come as no surprise that Greg Berlanti is aiming to put his upcoming Supergirl TV show in the same realm as well.  CBS only first made the straight-to-series commitment a little over two months ago, but during a recent interview, Berlanti revealed that he’s already working on the show with producer Ali Adler and costume designer Colleen Atwood, and also that he’s hoping to bring Supergirl into The Flash and Arrow’s world.

Hit the jump for more on this possible The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl shared universe.

THE COLLISION: Episode 113 – THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1

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This week on The Collision, we take a look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  We discuss how it differs from the first two films, the growing legacy of the series, where it fits in with current franchises, how it compares to the book, and much more.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Birdman and Foxcatcher“), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @PNemiroff.

Mondo Announces BOYHOOD SteelBook with 76 Minutes of Bonus Features

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Not only is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood a fantastic film, but it’s also quite the cinematic achievement.  Just in case you don’t know, Linklater completed the film over the span of 12 years and did so with the same cast and crew.  The movie begins with five-year-old Mason Jr. and sticks with him until he turns 18 with Ellar Coltrane portraying the character all the way through.

Mondo just announced that Boyhood will be Mondo x SteelBook #002.  If you’re in Canada, you’ll have two versions to choose from, a standard edition and a hand-numbered variant with a 16-page booklet.  Per usual, Mondo is only selling a select number of both copies, 4,000 of the standard edition and 2,000 of the variant to be exact, so you might have to act fast if you want to get your hands on it.  Hit the jump for more on the Mondo Boyhood SteelBook.

THE IMITATION GAME Producers and More Talk the Long Road to Getting the Film Made, Finding Their Director, Historical Accuracy, and More

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As we move into awards season, 2014 is proving to be an exciting year for films and no doubt there will be some year-end surprise contenders.  One of my personal favorites is The Imitation Game, directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, about British mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) who is credited with cracking the unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine.  Opening November 28th, the film’s intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man offers a fresh take on the biopic genre and features an impressive cast that includes Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong.

At the Below The Line press day, we sat down with Producers Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Production Designer Maria Djukovic, Costume Designer Sammy Sheldon Differ, and Music Supervisor Lindsay Fellows who discussed the development process with screenwriter Graham Moore, the challenge of bringing Turing’s story to the screen, the decision to have Tyldum direct, the vision he brought, what drew the designers to the project, how their research helped them design a period piece with historical accuracy, the actors’ input into their costumes, the musical choices, composer Alexandre Desplat’s score, their commitment to honoring Turing’s legacy, and his family’s positive reaction.  Check out our interview after the jump.

New Posters for THE PEANUTS MOVIE, PADDINGTON, and THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

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We’ve got a collection of posters for some family films coming our way over the following year.  Briefly:

  • The Peanuts Movie – Snoopy rests peacefully in a new poster that continues to make the film look like it could be quite charming.  The animated film opens in 3D on November 6, 2015.
  • Paddington – The lesson of this poster: If you adopt a talking bear, he will ruin your home.  Most home insurance policies do not cover water damage caused by bears.  The film opens in the U.K. on November 28th and in the U.S. on January 16, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear.
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water – The upcoming sequel takes the animated characters into the live-action realm and turns them into superheroes, and these posters provide the names of their alter-egos.  The film opens in 3D on February 6, 2015, and features the voices of Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Douglas Lawrence.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

First HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Image Revealed as Mel Brooks Joins Voice Cast

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Sony Pictures Animation has revealed the very first Hotel Transylvania 2 image from the upcoming sequel in concert with announcing that Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast.  Brooks will be providing the voice of Vlad, the “ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy” father of Adam Sandler’s vampire character.  The story of the follow-up finds Vlad showing up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, resulting in a collision of “supernatural old-school and modern day cool.”  I never caught the first film but it was a sizeable success at the box office, grossing $358.3 million worldwide.  Genndy Tartakovsky returns to direct the sequel as Robert Smigel once again pens the script.

Check out the first Hotel Transylvania 2 image after the jump.  The film opens in theaters on September 25, 2015.

First UNFINISHED BUSINESS Red-Band Trailer: Vince Vaughn Starts a Business with Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson

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The first Unfinished Business red-band trailer has been released for director Ken Scott’s (Starbuck) upcoming comedy, previously titled Business Trip.  The film stars Vince Vaughn as a man who starts his own small business after being fired, only to find himself up against his old boss (Sienna Miller) during a business trip to Europe.  The movie actually looks really funny, which is a tad ironic considering Scott most recently directed Vaughn in the very unfunny Delivery Man.  There look to be some fantastic supporting turns from Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson as Vaughn’s new partners, and Nick Frost is a very welcome face amongst the cast as well.  Additionally, this is certainly one of the most NSFW red-band trailers I’ve seen in a while.

Check out the first Unfinished Business red-band trailer, green-band trailer, and first poster after the jump.  The film also stars James Marsden and opens on March 6, 2015.

Natalie Portman in Talks to Join Steve Jobs Biopic

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When Sony Pictures first tapped Aaron Sorkin to write a Steve Jobs biopic, many assumed the project would come together rather quickly.  While the film has indeed attracted some very high level talent, getting it off the ground has proved more difficult.  David Fincher flirted with the director’s chair before ultimately walking away, leading Danny Boyle to sign on to take the helm.  Then Leonardo DiCaprio circled the starring role before dropping out, followed by Christian Bale who did the same thingMichael Fassbender attached himself to star earlier this month, but somewhat surprisingly Sony put the picture in turnaround last week (possibly on account of losing Bale as the star).

Universal subsequently swooped in and acquired the project (with an eye on Awards Season 2015, no doubt), and now another major piece of the puzzle has been solved: Natalie Portman is in talks to join the cast.  More after the jump.

Collider Recommends 5 Charities to Support During This Holiday Season

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Black Friday is almost upon us.  Many of you will be seizing on terrific bargains and combing through gift guides so you can pick up the best stuff for you and your loved ones.  The generosity of the holiday season is wonderful, and we here at Collider want you to extend your generosity to those who could really use your aid.

Adam, Evan, Matt, Perri, and Steve have each selected a charitable organization we think is worthy of your donation.  Obviously, you’re free to donate to more than one.  We here at Collider just hope that in this season of giving, you’ll give to those who are less fortunate.  You may not know the person you’re helping, but you’re helping them more than you can know.  Read about our selected charities after the jump.

Director Matt Reeves Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray, The Next Sequel, and More

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With Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arriving on Blu-ray/DVD December 2, I was recently able to sit down with the busy director to talk about the film.  As I’ve said again and again, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is easily one of my favorite films of 2014 and the rare commercial movie that’s also deep and thoughtful.  Dawn is also atypical in that tells a complete story, but also opens the door for another sequel.

During the interview Reeves talked about the reception to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, what fans can look forward to on the Blu-ray, the status of the next Apes sequel, how they’re currently outlining the story, teases that the title may be “one word shorter,” and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say and click here to pre-order the Blu-ray on Amazon.

Matt Lauria Talks KINGDOM, Fighting for His Role, His Character’s Duality, The Show’s Exhausting Physical Element, and More

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The highly compelling, 10-episode DirecTV drama series Kingdom is a visceral family saga that takes place in Venice, California against the backdrop of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) subculture.  Former MMA legend and gym owner Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) is so focused on turning his youngest son, Nate (Nick Jonas), into the prized fighter that his oldest son, Jay (Jonathan Tucker), was too unfocused and unpredictable to become.  On top of that, add in former fighting superstar Ryan Wheeler (Matt Lauria), who happens to be the ex of Alvey’s current girlfriend Lisa Prince (Kiele Sanchez), and things are sure to get heated.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Matt Lauria talked about why he fought so hard for this role, how exhausting the physical aspect of the show is, the duality of the character, that all the characters have twists and turns, the high stakes of the situation they’re all in, and how this is a role that he’d love to play for years.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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