First Look at DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: BUREAU OF OTHERWORLDLY OPERATIONS

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I’ve got a soft spot for cute, pet-like animated characters so when news first broke that DreamWorks Animation was making a movie about a ghost who needs to attend ghost school in order to become a better scarer, I was hooked.  However, that was a few years ago and since, the narrative and title of Boo U has changed.

Now we’ve got B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations on the way and it tells the story of a pair of ghosts who go to work for the B.O.O., an organization dedicated to protecting humans from evil spirits.  The scenario still sounds fun and also has Seth RogenMelissa McCarthyRashida JonesOctavia Spencer, Matt Bomer and Bill Murray leading the voice cast, but the very first look at the characters just surfaced and it’s not really what I was hoping for.  Hit the jump to check it out.  B.O.O. is scheduled for a June 5, 2015 release.

Ben Affleck on Batman’s Anger Issues in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Most of the Avengers know how to have some fun and the Guardians of the Galaxy certainly enjoy their fair share of messing around, but Batman’s a different story.  Bruce Wayne makes an effort to be cordial and dishes out the occasional smile, but Batman is all business all the time, so between that, his demeanor and his growl, he can come across as a pretty angry guy.

While discussing playing the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck spoke to Batman’s anger issues and connected them to his own.  Hit the jump to find out how Affleck relates to Batman’s rage.  Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons.

Exclusive THE GUEST Clip: Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett Discuss Making the Film with Nicolas Winding Refn

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If you’ve seen Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s work in films like A Horrible Way to Die, You’re Next and V/H/S, their latest, The Guest, will come as quite the surprise because it’s strikingly different in so many respects.  It stars Dan Stevens as David, a guy who shows up at the Peterson family’s door, claiming to be a good friend of their son who died in action.  However, soon after welcoming him into their home, there are some mysterious deaths in town and Anna Peterson (Maika Monroe) suspects they might be connected to David.

The Guest does have a fair amount of bloodshed and loads of suspense, but this one’s much more of an action thriller than a horror movie and that was the focus of some of the conversation at The Guest’s Q&A at Sundance NEXT FEST.  Wingard and Barrett sat down to field some questions from moderator Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and the audience, and we’ve got an exclusive look at highlights from the discussion.  Hit the jump to watch The Guest clip and hear what Wingard and Barrett had to say about making the switch to more action-heavy material, choosing music for the film and why they had to redo their big car crash. The Guest invades theaters this Wednesday.

Writer-Director Adam MacDonald Talks BACKCOUNTRY, the True Story, Shooting with Real Bears, Editing Gory Scenes and More at TIFF

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It’s tough enough to make a first feature, but writer-director Adam MacDonald chose to make his with real bears.  MacDonald’s been racking up acting credits for quite a while, having appeared on a number of shows including Being Erica and Rookie Blue, but now he’s at the Toronto International Film Festival with his feature directorial debut, Backcountry.  The film stars Jeff Roop and Missy Peregrym as Alex and Jenn, a couple that opts to ditch the big city and spend some quality time together camping in the woods for the weekend.  Alex insists he knows the way to the secluded Blackfoot trail, but after one too many wrong turns, they’re completely lost and in bear territory, too.

In an effort to keep myself from gushing over the film and turning this into a mile long introduction, I’ll just direct you to my enthusiastic review of Backcountry right here.  But that being said, it should come as no surprise that I was absolutely thrilled to hop on the phone with MacDonald shortly after the film’s Toronto International Film Festival world premiere.   We got to discuss the process of getting his first feature off the ground, the true story the film is based on, what is was like working with real bears and more.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

First DRACULA UNTOLD Clip: Luke Evans Insists the World Needs a Monster

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With Dracula Untold just a little less than a month away from its big debut, Universal has unleashed the very first clip from the film.  I’m not sure I’m buying the whole “men do not fear swords, they fear monsters” argument, but apparently Caligula (Charles Dance) does because ultimately he does turn Vlad (Luke Evans) into a vampire so that he can keep the peace in Transylvania and stop Mehmet (Dominic Cooper) from taking 1,000 boys for his army, including Vlad’s own son.

Hit the jump to check out the very first Dracula Untold clip.  The movie also stars Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson and Noah Huntley, and is due to hit theaters on October 10th.

THE BOXTROLLS Clip and New Featurette Covering the Creation of the Boxtroll Language

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The folks at Laika have already done such an incredible job making the Boxtrolls feel like real, living, breathing creatures that it’s easy to forget that there’s actually human beings in a sound booth voicing them.  Now, thanks to the brand new The Boxtrolls featurette, “Trolls Rights Off the Tongue,” you get to meet the men responsible for configuring the Boxtrolls’ language, Dee Baker and Steve Blum.

On top of that, we’ve also got a new clip from the film featuring Winnie (voiced by Elle Fanning) trying to teach Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to dress like a proper boy with a little help from the Boxtrolls.  Hit the jump to check out The Boxtrolls clip as well as that featurette.  The movie also features the voices of Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan and Jared Harris, and is due to hit theaters on September 26th.

New AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Image Confirms Pepper’s Return

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American Horror Story is well known for bringing back actors from previous seasons, but giving them new roles.  In American Horror Story: Freak Show, however, we’ve got an actress reprising her role from season 2.  Naomi Grossman played Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum and now Freak Show will fill us in on what she was up to prior to being committed to Briarcliff.

A while back, there was an American Horror Story call sheet leak and the document had Pepper’s name on it, so there’s been talk of Pepper’s return for a little while, but now, not only did show co-creator Ryan Murphy confirm it, but FX also unveiled a brand new still of Pepper in Freak Show.  Hit the jump to check it out.  American Horror Story: Freak Show begins on October 8th and also stars Sarah PaulsonDenis O’HareKathy BatesAngela BassettFrances ConroyMichael ChiklisJessica Lange and Evan Peters.

TIFF 2014 Acquisitions: TOP FIVE, BEFORE WE GO, STILL ALICE, PAWN SACRIFICE and More

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The Toronto International Film Festival is starting to wrap up, so we’ve got quite a few sales to report.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance:

  • RADiUS took the US rights to Adult Beginners starring Rose Byrne.
  • RADiUS also snatched up the US rights to Chris EvansBefore We Go.
  • Sony Pictures Classics closed a deal for the Julianne Moore-starrer, Still Alice.
  • Saban Films picked up the US rights to American Heist with Hayden Christensen.
  • Bleecker Street snagged Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire.
  • Paramount put up $12.5 million for Chris Rock’s Top Five.

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Video Shows the Batmobile in Action

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First we got those unofficial images of the new Batmobile on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then Zack Snyder followed those up with the real deal, a hi-res shot of the vehicle courtesy of film set photographer Clay Enos.  Now we’re moving on to a video of the Batmobile in action and for that, we’re going back into unofficial territory.

Hit the jump to catch the Batman v Superman Batmobile zipping down a street during filming.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben AffleckHenry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy and Jeremy Irons, and opens on May 6, 2016.

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain Talk THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY, Improvised Moments, Life Safety, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and More

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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain might be two of the friendliest, most jovial people in real life, but in their latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, they’re in the middle of an especially unfortunate situation.  They play Conor and Eleanor, a loving couple who become strangers after their marriage disintegrates.  The film was originally split in two, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her in an effort to offer both perspectives on the situation, but come September 12th, we’ll get a combination of the two, Them.

In honor of the film’s release, we got the opportunity to sit down with McAvoy and Chastain to talk about the process of making the two movies and then see them turned into one.  We also discuss McAvoy’s improvising skills, X-Men: Apocalypse, if the way they work changes when moving from one director to another and the importance of the occasional life safety alarm.  You’ve got to see that one for yourself.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Mark Ruffalo Says NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Begins Filming in November

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It’s been well over a year since Now You See Me accumulated more than $350 million at the worldwide box office, but things are finally coming together for the sequel.  Lionsgate just gave Now You See Me 2 a June 10, 2016 release date, and while talking to Mark Ruffalo at the Toronto International Film Festival, he confirmed that “everyone’s in.”

The original centered on Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco‘s The Four Horsemen, but considering how that film wrapped up, Ruffalo’s role is bound to take an interesting turn in the sequel.  Hit the jump for more on Now You See Me 2.

Theo James to Headline UNDERWORLD 5

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Theo James is pretty busy with the Divergent series, but apparently he’s still got room for another franchise because it’s being reported that he’s attached to headline the fifth Underworld film.  James appeared in the fourth one, Underworld: Awakening, as a vampire named David who teams up with Selene (Kate Beckinsale) to take on the Lycans.

This new film isn’t an Underworld reboot as previously reported, but rather an effort to expand the universe the Selene-centered films already created.  It doesn’t seem as though Beckinsale will be involved in this iteration, but James will have two new female characters joining him.  Hit the jump for more.

Marvel Television to Bring AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and DAREDEVIL to New York Comic Con

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San Diego Comic Con still feels like just yesterday, but New York Comic Con is only a month away now.  Disney already announced that it’s bringing Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland to the event, and now Marvel Television is revealing its plans as well.

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation will all make their way into the Javits Center this year.  It all begins on Friday, October 10th with the Marvel Animation presentation featuring an exclusive first look at Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season 2.  Shortly after that Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, will take the stage to introduce the world premiere of an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and then the next day, the cast of Daredevil will make their very first public appearance.  Hit the jump for more.  NYCC 2014 begins on October 9th and wraps up on the 12th.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Elements Could Pop Up in STAR WARS REBELS; Daisy Ridley’s Costume Revealed?

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We did just get a look at the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing ships, but how about getting the chance to see even more from Star Wars: Episode VII including locations, weapons and more?  It’s being reported that you’ll get that opportunity if you watch Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels takes place five years before A New Hope.  It’s a dark time in the galaxy thanks to the Galactic Empire, but the crew of the starship Ghost is hoping to change that.  The show is set to kick off on the Disney Channel on October 3rd before moving over to Disney XD for the rest of the season.  Hit the jump for more on the Episode VII elements that Star Wars Rebels may tease as well as a sketch of Daisy Ridley’s costume.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blooper Reel Featuring Cast Dance Party

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The sooner Star Trek 3 happens, the better.  Why?  Because we need another one of these blooper reels.  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and co. get pretty serious in the film, but on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness there’s jokes, line flubs and even some pretty impressive dance moves.

The blooper reel is actually part of Star Trek: The Compendium, a four-disc Blu-ray box set that comes with the original two-disc Star Trek Blu-ray, the two-disc Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray special edition and loads of extras (click here to order it on Amazon).  Hit the jump to check out that Star Trek Into Darkness blooper reel as well as a full list of bonus features for Star Trek: The Compendium.

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