Exclusive Clip from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION’s Blu-ray/Digital Release Takes a Peek into the Mind, Method, and Madness of Michael Bay

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The closest most people get to understanding the singular vision and unique method of Michael Bay’s filmmaking is to simply watch his finished products.  Unfortunately, so much is lost in translation between the empty frame at the beginning of production and the overloaded insanity Bay packs into each and every scene by the movie’s end.  While I was lucky enough to see Bay’s process in action while on set of his recent blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, now you can get a front-row seat thanks to our exclusive clip.  This behind-the-scenes video, which celebrates the film’s release on Blu-ray/Digital, reveals a glimpse of Bay visualizing an epic scene while translating his vision to his cast and crew.  Hit the jump to check it out, and for more on the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray/Digital release.

First Clips from Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH Feature Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Scotch, Norman Reedus, Blood, a String of Pearls, and Ed Helms

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We got our first glimpse at images from Joe Carnahan’s newest film Stretch just about a week ago, but the movie’s social media campaign has been going bonkers since then.  There have been plenty of alt-posters, behind-the-scenes images revealing cameos and guest stars, and lots of general blanket insanity.  Now, the first clips from the film are making their way online, and boy are they delightfully strange.  They’re short, but efficient in their weirdness and humor, plus you get your first look at star Patrick Wilson and co-stars Chris Pine, Norman Reedus, and Ed Helms.  It’s a great introduction to what’s sure to be a balls-to-the-wall crazy film.

Hit the jump to check out the first clips, along with a bonus image from Stretch, and click here to watch an insane Chris Pine in the nutty gag reel.

Stephen Amell Talks ARROW Season 3, the State of Starling City, Brandon Routh’s Character, Their TV Version of Justice League, and Surprise Characters

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We’re less than a month away from the season three debut of The CW’s Arrow, starring Stephen Amell.  Never one to shy away from talking up the show on social media, Amell shared his enthusiasm with fans attending Fan Expo Canada 2014.  The successful superhero series star talked about the consequences of the season two finale, how it affected Starling City and its citizens, and also how it opens the doors for new heroic and villainous characters alike.  There was also plenty of relationship talk concerning Amell’s Oliver Queen and Emily Bett Rickards’ hot hacker Felicity Smoak. Oh, and rather than dance around the question of whether the TV show heroes would ever cross over to appear in WB’s feature films, Amell answered it straightforwardly.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

DC’s TITANS Nearing Live-Action Series Pilot Production Order at TNT

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Comic-book superheroes are coming to cable TV, or they soon will be if TNT’s newest project lands a pilot order.  DC’s Titans property is the latest live-action adaptation that could be appearing on your TV screens sooner than later.  For the uninitiated, the comic run (which has already been featured on television in animated form) centers on Dick Grayson, who moves on from his time as Batman’s sidekick and becomes a hero of his own making in the form of Nightwing.  He’s not alone in his fight against crime, as his fellow Titans Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, and more complete the title team.  Hit the jump for more on this latest possible adaptation.

Harry Connick Jr. Talks DOLPHIN TALE 2, How His Character’s Story Parallels His Real Life, Balancing His Projects, and Bringing Music into the Film

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Harry Connick Jr. returns for the family friendly fish aquatic mammal sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, which tells the continuing story of the fine folks of the Clearwater Marine Hospital and their world-famous patients.  While on the film’s set at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which inspires the movie hospital, our select group of journalists got a chance to interview Connick Jr. between scenes.  He talked about returning for the sequel, interacting with his human and animal co-stars alike, balancing all the projects on his schedule, and bringing music into the film.

Writer-director Charles Martin Smith’s Dolphin Tale 2 opens Friday, September 12th, and also stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Austin Highsmith, Austin Stowell, and the dolphins Winter and Hope.  Hit the jump for the full interview, and click here for more from the film.

Morgan Freeman Talks DOLPHIN TALE 2, Returning to Play the Snarky Dr. McCarthy, Reuniting with Winter, and Comments on the Late Nelson Mandela

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One thing I have in common with Morgan Freeman: we both flew into Florida to head to the Clearwater-based set of Dolphin Tale 2.  The difference is that he was flying in on his private airplane after playing golf in Guatemala, and I … was not.  Luckily, Freeman was able to squeeze in an interview with our group of visiting journalists before joining his co-stars on set.  He talked about the pleasant surprise of returning for the sequel, his reunion with Winter the dolphin, how his character’s expertise is tested again in this film, and a glimpse of just what it’s like on set.  Freeman also comments on the passing of Nelson Mandela, who died just a few days before this interview.

Writer-director Charles Martin Smith’s Dolphin Tale 2 opens Friday, September 12th, and also stars Harry Connick Jr.Ashley JuddCozi ZuehlsdorffNathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Austin HighsmithAustin Stowell, and the dolphins Winter and Hope.  Hit the jump for the full interview, and click here for more from the film.

Paul Greengrass May Direct Atlanta Olympics Bombing Picture with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill

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It’s been the better part of a year since we wrote about Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill’s project that would bring the Atlanta Olympics bombing to the big screen.  That changed today when it was reported that director Paul Greengrass is circling the film.  Based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell”, the untitled picture would center on Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack during the 1996 games, and was later vilified as a possible terrorist suspect.  Hit the jump for more.

TIFF 2014: Netflix Announces Upcoming Documentary Projects VIRUNGA and CHEF’S TABLE

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While the main draw at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is, of course, film premieres, you don’t have to travel to enjoy them all.  Why, through the magic of the internet and massive content provider Netflix, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home!  In addition to funneling anticipated films into your living room, Netflix recently announced two of their upcoming documentary projects: the feature-length documentary Virunga, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s beleaguered national park; and the original docu-series, Chef’s Table, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the lives of world-renowned chefs.

Hit the jump for more on both documentaries, along with the trailer for Virunga and the first (tasty) images from Chef’s Table.

David Fincher and James Ellroy Talking to HBO for a Crime Noir Series Set in 1950s Los Angeles

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Hold onto your fedoras, it’s about to get noir-y!  Recent reports have Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and one of Hollywood’s go-to-crime novelist James Ellroy teaming up in talks with HBO for a Los Angeles-set 1950s crime noir series.  That setting should sound familiar to fans of the Ellroy novel-inspired  L.A Confidential, but it’s also an area that Fincher has wanted to explore for some time now.  Fincher was once attached to direct an adaptation of Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia novel (which was helmed by Brian De Palma to a lukewarm reception).  Since Fincher apparently envisioned his version of the crime thriller as a miniseries, perhaps this new project will be a marriage of the two previous adaptations.  Hit the jump for more.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS Sequels Get Release Dates; Paramount’s THE GAMBLER to Get Limited 2014 Run

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Well, if Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ fifth installment in the rebooted Terminator franchise is going to bear the title Terminator: Genisys, then it’s certainly feasible that the film’s follow-ups could be called Terminator: Genisyx and Terminator: Geniseptem, right?  While the titles of the sixth and seventh films may be up for debate, their release dates have now been established.  To further confuse things, even though the fifth film comes out in 2015, the next two in the series won’t debut until 2017 and 2018.  And they’re being referred to as Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.  Oy.  Hit the jump for more details.

First STRETCH Images Feature Patrick Wilson Cocking It up in Joe Carnahan’s New Thriller

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Maybe it’s not the best idea to feature the word “cock” in our header image, but Steve and the guys are currently enjoying Toronto International Film Festival 2014 and have left me in charge, so anything goes!  Besides, I’m happy to do anything we can in order to help director Joe Carnahan get the word out about his new thriller, Stretch.  The low-budget action film took a hit when Universal dropped it due to distribution and marketing budget concerns, so Carnahan sacked up and decided to do the advertising himself.  A selection of new images is just the first entry in his new social media campaign, with plenty more to come.

Starring Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back,”  the cast also includes Chris PineEd HelmsJessica AlbaBrooklyn DekkerJames Badge DaleShaun ToubRay Liotta, and David Hasselhoff.  Hit the jump for the first images and for more on the film.

Julia Roberts Joins THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES; Zac Efron and Robert De Niro Team for DRIVING DICK KELLY; LOUDER THAN BOMBS Cast Set for NYC Shoot

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Here’s a look at today’s latest casting news:

  • Julia Roberts will join Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow in Billy Ray‘s The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake based on the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller of the same name from director Juan José Campanella.
  • Zac Efron and Robert De Niro are attached to star in the adult comedy Driving Dick Kelly, previously known as Dirty Grandpa.
  • Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs sets its cast, which includes Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg, and starts shooting in New York City this week.

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New HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer Features Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis Finding Their Criminal Groove, Plus a New Poster

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A new full trailer for writer-director Sean Anders’ R-rated comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 is now online.  This cut sees stars Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis finding their groove as criminals who opt to take part in the more lucrative business of kidnapping and ransom rather than murderous revenge.  The change in plot points this time around seems like it frees up the trio to flex their comedy muscles even more than in the original film.  While Horrible Bosses 2 could easily suffer from the usual sequel pitfalls, it’s worth the price of admission just to have these three on screen together.  Be sure to check out the previously released trailer for even more hilarity.

Also starring Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, and Kevin SpaceyHorrible Bosses 2 opens November 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and take a look at the new poster.

Todd Phillips Targets Jesse Eisenberg and Shia LaBeouf for ARMS AND THE DUDES

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It’s been well over two years since we talked about director Todd Phillips’ project Arms and the Dudes, but with today’s major casting news, it’s likely we’ll be talking about it a lot more in the coming months.  Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg are reported as being in talks to star in the film, which is based on Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article about a pair of stoners who land a $300 million military contract to supply arms to America’s allies in Afghanistan.  If that wasn’t weird enough, the story takes another turn when Pentagon turns on the dudes.  Hit the jump for more.

New THE FLASH Trailer Tugs at the Heartstrings and Reveals a Glimpse of a Major Antagonist

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The recently released trailer for The CW’s new superhero series The Flash received some mixed reactions (on this particular site anyway).  Today’s new cut will likely have the same result since it leans heavily on the oftentimes melodramatic emotional hook that’s at the heart of beloved and belittled CW shows alike.  Much like its sister series Arrow, which is at its best when striking a balance between intense action and soap opera schmaltz, The Flash doesn’t appear to be shy about giving the network’s dedicated fandom its just deserts.  You can bet that we’ll have weekly recaps for both shows once they return to the small screen this fall.

Hit the jump to check out The Flash trailer and to play “Spot the Villain.”  The show stars Grant GustinDanielle PanabakerCarlos ValdesJesse L. MartinCandice PattonTom CavanaghRick Cosnett, and John Wesley Shipp with Robbie AmellWentworth Miller, and Clancy Brown slated as guest stars.  The Flash premieres on The CW on October 7th at 8/7c.

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