Lorde Unveils THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Single “Yellow Flicker Beat”

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Say what you want about young adult book-to-film adaptations, but the large majority of them do come with quality soundtracks.  The Twilight Saga made a point of it, Vampire Academy even has a song selection well worth checking out and The Hunger Games franchise is no different.  For the first Hunger Games film, it was all about Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound,” then Catching Fire got Coldplay’s “Atlas” and now The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

Both “Safe & Sound” and “Atlas” are solid songs and right in line with the Hunger Games tone, but neither ever snagged a spot on a personal playlist.  “Yellow Flicker Beat,” however, just did.  Hit the jump to check out the very first single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack.  The film stars Jennifer, Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthWoody Harrelson,  Julianne MoorePhilip Seymour HoffmanElizabeth BanksNatalie DormerSam Claflin, Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland, and is due to hit theaters on November 21st.

New GONE GIRL Clip: Ben Affleck is Brought in for Questioning

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I should know my own blood type, right?  Thanks to this new Gone Girl clip, I might actually look into that.  David Fincher’s latest is just days away from its October 3rd wide release, so we’ve got promotional material pouring in.  In this latest clip from the film, Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne doesn’t know if his wife’s got friends, he doesn’t know what she does during the day and he doesn’t know her blood type either, and the cops (Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens) interrogating him aren’t happy about it.

Gone Girl just had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival Friday night and soon thereafter, the web was flooded with high praise so this one really might live up to all the hype.  Hit the jump to check out that new Gone Girl clip.  The film also stars Rosamund PikeTyler PerryCarrie CoonScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski and Neil Patrick Harris.

New SERENA Images Featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

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Who would have thought a movie starring two of the most sought-after stars in the industry would have had this much trouble finding domestic distribution?  Serena features Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as Serena and George Pemberton, newlyweds trying to build their own timber empire.  The business takes off thanks to Serena’s ability and ambition, but when she uncovers the truth of George’s past, it threatens the stability of their marriage and business.

Two weeks ago it was finally announced that Magnolia, the sister company of Serena financier 2929 Productions, became the film’s US distributor by default.  The movie will makes its way into theaters in early 2015 and at this point, I can’t wait just because I’m so curious to find out what went so terribly wrong.  The trailer isn’t all that bad and I wouldn’t suspect anything’s amiss based on these five new Serena images.  Hit the jump to check them out.

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE Review | NYFF 2014

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I’d like to consider myself someone who’s open to all styles of art, unique forms of expression and storytelling techniques, but perhaps I have to draw the line at Jean-Luc Godard’s latest, Goodbye to Language. The thing only clocks in at 70-minutes long, but the screening felt like an eternity and even after it finally ended, I was stuck with the frustration of having wasted a morning and was left with a nasty headache to go along with it.  This movie is playing in some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world yet has claimed a top spot on my worst of the year list and is pretty high up amongst my worst of all time selections as well.

MAPS TO THE STARS Review | NYFF 2014

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I don’t like to admit it, but every now and then, I do enjoy picking up a tabloid.  Simply put, it’s fun to read about nonsense like what everyone’s wearing and see that celebrities are really “just like us.”  And the same goes for covering industry news as well.  I truly enjoy finding out what everyone’s up to, whether I’m a fan or not, and that’s a big part of the reason David Cronenberg’s latest works so well.  Maps to the Stars is a Hollywood satire that takes you behind the scenes and dishes out joke after joke at the industry’s expense, but screenwriter Bruce Wagner also slips in an offbeat and riveting mystery that makes the experience more than a fleeting laugh, but rather a dark, absurd and disturbing experience that’ll stick with you well after it ends.

Exclusive EXISTS Clip: Find Out What Eduardo Sanchez’s Sasquatch is Capable Of

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Eduardo Sanchez’s latest won so many over at SXSW 2014 that it went home with the Midnighters Audience Award and come October 24th, we’ll all get to find out why.  Exists stars Chris Osborn and Samuel Davis as Brian and Matt, brothers who opt to take their friends out to their uncle’s abandoned cabin in East Texas for a weekend of partying.  Little do they know, their getaway is in Sasquatch territory.

With Exists making its way to select theaters and VOD on October 24th courtesy of Lionsgate, we’ve got the opportunity to debut a brand new clip from the film.  Hit the jump to check out what happens when you’re within the beast’s reach in our exclusive Exists clip.  The film also stars Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Brian Steele and Denise Williamson.

William Monahan to Adapt Teen Informant Exposé THE THROWAWAYS

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Paramount Pictures and Academy Award winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) just snatched up some rather riveting yet tragic source material.  Via his two-year first-look deal with Paramount through his company Henceforth Pictures, Monahan will adapt Sarah Stillman’s 2012 true-crime New Yorker article, “The Throwaways.”

The piece chronicles what happened when police turned young offenders into informants and sent them on dangerous and disturbingly risky assignments.  Hit the jump for more on the planned The Throwaways adaptation.

Ridley Scott Says BLADE RUNNER 2 Script is Ready to Go; No Xenomorphs in PROMETHEUS 2?

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Ridley Scott’s got a lot going on right now, and perhaps too much for those eager to see Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels.  Scott is still gunning to make both, but right now he’s got Exodus: Gods and Kings making its way towards a December 12th debut and he’s busy casting up for his next film, The Martian, too.

Scott recently revealed hopes to shoot Blade Runner 2 right after The Martian and it seems as though he could pull it off because apparently the script for that one is written and ready to go.  Prometheus 2, however, is a different story.  That one’s still in the works and there’s a chance that it won’t include any Xenomorphs.  Hit the jump for more on both projects.

THE BABADOOK Trailer: Don’t Let It In!

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You want a sense of how deeply unnerving Jennifer Kent’s feature directorial debut is?  You’ve got to check out this brand new trailer for The Babadook.  The movie centers on Amelia (Essie Davis) and her young son Sam (Noah Wiseman).  She’s still reeling from her husband’s passing and he’s got some issues as well, but it isn’t until The Babadook enters their lives that things really spiral out of control.

Not only is this one of the best horror films of the year by far, but it’s also got the potential to become an unforgettable classic.  It’s been weeks since I’ve seen it, but the horrific children’s storybook still gives me chills and there are countless clever scares I’m eager to experience again, a favorite of which hits at the tail end of this trailer.  Hit the jump to check out The Babadook trailer for yourself and be sure to catch the full feature when it arrives in theaters and on VOD on November 28th.

Asa Butterfield Eyed for MISS PEREGRINE; Michael Pena in Negotiations for THE MARTIAN; Natalie Dormer Locked to Lead PATIENT ZERO

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We’ve got some casting news worth noting.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance:

Hit the jump for more on all three films.

Exclusive Featurette for Documentary MAGICAL UNIVERSE Featuring Doll Artist Al Carbee

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Almost all films take a very long time to make, but over a decade?  That’s quite the commitment and that’s exactly what Jeremy Workman jumped into with his latest documentary, Magical Universe.  The film covers his ten-year relationship with Al Carbee, an 88-year-old artist who spends all of his time tucked away in his Maine abode creating his art, most of which features dolls.

Magic Universal has screened at over a dozen festivals and received numerous awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival.  Now the film is inching its way towards an October 31st VOD debut and limited theatrical run, and we’ve got the opportunity to share an exclusive featurette in honor of the release.  It’s also worth noting that Workman is a skilled editor and is responsible for a number of very successful trailers and film promos, so it should come as no surprise that this new Magic Universe featurette plays especially well.  Hit the jump to check it out.

William Shatner and Roberto Orci Respond to STAR TREK 3 Shatner/Leonard Nimoy Reunion Rumor

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Just two days ago, a rumor surfaced claiming that Roberto Orci was going to give squeezing William Shatner into the new Star Trek film franchise another go.  Leonard Nimoy made his way into both the 2009 Star Trek reboot and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, however, Shatner’s scene from Star Trek was cut and he never became part of Star Trek Into Darkness either.

If the latest rumor is true, Shatner will finally get some screen time in Star Trek 3, but neither Shatner nor Orci are willing to confirm that the Shatner/Nimoy reunion is legit.  Hit the jump for their responses.

J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR to Open AFI Fest 2014

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J.C. Chandor’s only got three feature films under his belt, but there’s a good chance every single one of them will wind up with some awards season glory.  His feature directorial debut, Margin Call, earned him a Best Writing Oscar nod, then All Is Lost scored Robert Redford a Best Performance nomination at the Golden Globes and now we’ve A Most Violent Year poised to earn some acclaim of its own.

The American Film Institute just announced that the movie will celebrate its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala of AFI Fest 2014.  Hit the jump for more on A Most Violent Year.  The film is set to hit theaters on December 31st and stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.

New BIG HERO 6 Promo: Emergency Preparedness with Baymax and Hiro

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What should you do if there’s a blackout, flood or some other type of emergency?  The gang from Big Hero 6 is here to tell you.  The latest promo for the November 7th release comes in the form of an Emergency Preparedness instruction video.

Even if you’re not interested in a step-by-step breakdown of what to do when disaster strikes, the piece does have a handful of new shots and is still quite fun to watch courtesy of Baymax’s irresistible charm.  Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 promo for yourself.  The film features the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell and Maya Rudolph.

Six New INTERSTELLAR Images Featuring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Christopher Nolan

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Empire Magazine promised more Interstellar material after the outlet unveiled the covers for its November edition and now it’s making due on that promise by releasing six brand new images from the film.  The movie stars Matthew McConaughey and involves a team of explorers who come across a wormhole to “surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”

The new batch of Interstellar images includes two behind-the-scenes shots and four brand new stills from the film.  Hit the jump to check them all out.  The film opens in 2D and IMAX on November 7th, and also stars Anne HathawayJessica ChastainCasey AffleckMichael Caine, David OyelowoWes BentleyJohn LithgowEllen BurstynTopher GraceDavid GyasiMackenzie FoyBill IrwinTimothée Chalamet and Matt Damon.

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