STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Unfinished Episodes Available to Stream Online

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Nothing as mundane as cancellation can stop Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The series has officially been off the airwaves for over a year, but the spirit of it continues on in projects like Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions (the show’s final season) which is available on Netflix, and even the comicbook tie-in “Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir.”  Now, four unfinished episodes of the series are available to stream online courtesy of parent site, StarWars.com.  An introductory video explains the power of the series, as well as its stories as of yet untold.  Hit the jump for more.

New PREDESTINATION Trailer Gets Time-Travel Twisty with Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, and Sarah Snook

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A couple of months ago, we posted the first trailer for Michael and Peter Spierig’s upcoming sci-fi film, Predestination, and through the power of time travel, another trailer is now upon us!  Ethan Hawke, who previously collaborated with the brother directors in the 2009 vampiric horror film Daybreakers, stars as the enigmatic lead in this mind-bending picture.  It’s inspired by Robert Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies”, so if you’re familiar with the source material then you should have a fair idea of where this picture is going. Possible spoilers aside, it’s still got potential to be a taut character-driven thriller, as this new trailer suggests.

Also starring Noah Taylor and Sarah SnookPredestination opens in theaters on January 9th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

Joe Johnston to Direct LUMEN Pilot for TNT and Steven Spielberg; Syfy Renews DEFIANCE and DOMINION

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From the land of cable television news comes an order for a new pilot and two action/drama series renewals.  Here they are in brief:

  • TNT has officially ordered a pilot for Lumen, a fantasy drama about a family trapped in a fictional world replete with magic, mystery, and mayhem.  Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) will direct from a Chris Black script.  Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is among the production companies involved.
  • Syfy has renewed the popular freshman series Dominion, as well as a third-season order for the fan-favorite sci-fi series Defiance.  Both seasons will enjoy a 13-episode run, and will premiere all-new hours starting in 2015.

Hit the jump for more on each series.

Exclusive: MISS MEADOWS Poster Featuring Katie Holmes as a Gun-Toting Vigilante

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Katie Holmes is one bad teacher in writer-director Karen Leigh Hopkins’ upcoming thriller Miss Meadows.  As the film’s recent trailer reveals, Holmes’ title character may seem like a sweet and unassuming grade school teacher, but her innocent charm belies a murderous (and possibly psychotic) vigilante who targets her victims based on their bad behavior.  As a special treat for you today, we’ve got an exclusive poster premiere to share with you, which hints at the demure and demonic sides of Holmes’ character.

Also starring James Badge DaleMary Kay Place and Jean SmartMiss Meadows can be seen in theaters and On Demand starting November 14th.  Hit the jump to take a look at our exclusive premiere of the new Miss Meadows poster.

JAMES WAN PRESENTS DEMONIC and AMITYVILLE Fall off Release Schedule; MORTDECAI Moves up a Fortnight; THE AGE OF ADALINE Delayed until April

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Here’s a look at the latest release date shuffle:

  • The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films horror projects Amityville and James Wan Presents Demonic were previously slated to bookend the new year, but have now been moved to TBD status.
  • Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline, starring Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, moves to an April 24, 2015 release date.
  • David Koepp’s Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth PaltrowEwan McGregorOlivia Munn, Aubrey PlazaJeff GoldblumOliver Platt, and Paul Bettany, takes the vacant January 23, 2015 release date.

Hit the jump for more on each film.

First Look at LAST DAYS, Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA on Elephant Poaching Which Premieres at the 52nd NYFF

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Kathryn Bigelow’s newest project may not be a military-themed thriller, but it could be her most important work yet.  The anti-poaching PSA Last Days is set to premiere Saturday, September 27th at the 52nd New York Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion titled “The Crisis in Elephant Poaching.”  Bigelow will moderate the panel, with WildAid’s Peter Knights, Assistant District Attorney of New York County Julieta V. Lozano, award-winning journalist Peter Godwin, and Somali human rights activist K’naan Warsame participating.  Tickets to the free event will be distributed one hour prior to its 6pm start time.

The PSA is one of a few anti-poaching projects to make headlines in recent years.  Leonardo DiCaprioTobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy have teamed up to produce an anti-poaching drama for Warner Bros. with Will Staples writing the screenplay.  Even more recently, Angelina Jolie is lining up her next next film as a directorAfrica, the biopic of paleo-archeologist Richard Leakey, who devoted his life to combating elephant and rhino poaching.  Bigelow gets the first crack at it this weekend with Last Days.  Hit the jump to see the first look at the PSA.

First GONE GIRL Clip Features a Meet-Cute between Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, While a New TV Spot Puts Affleck on the Defensive

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Believe it or not, we’re only about a week away from the release of David Fincher’s latest dramatic adaptation, Gone Girl.  Perhaps you’ve noticed that there’s been a recent uptick in the film’s marketing material, what with two TV spots being released, along with a host of images.  Today, we are being treated to another TV spot and the movie’s first clip, which provide a rather interesting contrast for where the lead characters’ relationship begins and ultimately where it ends up.

Starring Ben AffleckRosamund PikeTyler PerryCarrie CoonKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick HarrisGone Girl will premiere this Friday at the New York Film Festival and then opens in theaters on October 3rd.  Hit the jump to watch the film’s first clip, as well as a newly released TV spot.

Jeremy Renner Talks Hawkeye, Chances for a Solo Film, His Part in the AVENGERS Ensemble, and His Appearance in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

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Here’s the deal, Internet: I’ll provide you with interview footage of Jeremy Renner basically confirming Hawkeye’s appearance in Captain America 3 if you make me a GIF of Renner’s dramatic winks.  Sound good?

There have been a few similar unofficial confirmations of just such an occurrence in recent weeks.  Captain America 3 directors Joe and Anthony Russo themselves mentioned Hawkeye’s involvement in the film during Steve’s interview with them for Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray release, and around the same time, Renner mentioned the possibility of joining the film as long as his schedule allowed it.  This one sounds like a safe bet.  Hit the jump to hear it (and see it) from Renner himself.

GAME OF THRONES’ Charles Dance and Lena Headey Board PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES; Screen Gems Secures U.S. Distribution

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Though Jane Austen likely continues to spin in her grave, Burr Steers’ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies keeps managing to shamble its way forward.  In addition to landing domestic distribution through Screen Gems, the 19th century zombie apocalypse film also boasts the addition of Game of Thrones alumni Charles Dance and Lena Headey.  There are no indications as to which roles the attached cast members will be embodying, but the recent casting news comes as a good sign for fans who have been waiting to the novel realized on the big screen.  It’s currently scheduled for a 2015 release.

Hit the jump for more on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

MOMMY Trailer Offers a Look at Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Film Festival Award-Winning Drama

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If you couldn’t make it to this years Cannes Film Festival, you’re in luck because the films are now coming to you!  One notable entry from the competition is writer-director Xavier Dolan’s award-winning drama, Mommy.  The winner of the Jury Prize centers on a single mom and her mercurial son whose daily struggle to coexist is helped by the friendship of a strange new neighbor.  It’s certainly not your run-of-the-mill schmaltzy family film as both mother and son have some major personal and mental health issues going on, so if hard-hitting dramas are more your speed, then put this one on your radar.

Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement, Alexandre Goyette, and Patrick Huard, the Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions presentation of Mommy lands in theaters January 2015.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the film’s official synopsis and poster.

SCORPION Recap: “Pilot” – Everybody Is a Genius

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If CBS’ shows The Big Bang Theory and Hawaii Five-0 had a baby, and that baby popped Adderall and was fueled by premium octane, it would be named Scorpion.  The new fall action-drama centers on a foursome of geniuses (and one down-to-Earth waitress) who are recruited by Homeland Security to help defend against modern-day threats.  Sounds great in theory, but the over-reliance on geek speak and the “Let’s talk so fast that no one will notice how dumb this is” tactic quickly wear thin and make this possible prodigy fall far short of its potential.  Hit the jump for my Scorpion recap.

GOTHAM Premiere Recap: A Promising Start to the Fall’s Most Anticipated New Series

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It’s a bold move indeed to launch a television series steeped in the mythology of Batman without including the Caped Crusader himself.  Fox’s Gotham attempts to do just this, by choosing instead to center on Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), the city’s lone hero who looks to avenge the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, put an end to the corruption within the police department, and clean up the mob menace that currently rules the streets.  It’s a solid start, if not a groundbreaking one, that should please both comic book fanatics and police-procedural regulars alike.  There are plenty of nods to the Great Detective’s mythos and Rogues Gallery in this stylized noir version of the title town, but Gotham also leans heavily on familiar (and proven) tropes from the ever-popular detective dramas.  Time will tell if the Batman-less gamble pays off, but for now, hit the jump for my recap of Gotham’s premiere. 

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA Trailer

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The latest effort from Studio Ghibli and writer-director Isao Takahata, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, boasts a beautiful animation style that’s all too uncommon in recent years, and befits the film’s story inspired by one of Japan’s most beloved folktales.  You’ll know in an instant whether or not the sweeping, hand-drawn animation is your cup of tea, but the studio’s pedigree should be reason enough to take a look at the first trailer for the English language version.  The story revolves around the titular princess, a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who rapidly matures and mystifies those around her, but must inevitably pay the price for her crime.

Featuring the English voice cast of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy LiuThe Tale of Princess Kaguya opens Stateside on October 17th.  For more on the film, be sure to check out Matt’s review from TIFF, as well as Steve’s recent interview with Takahata himself.  Hit the jump to watch The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer.

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.

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