Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly Officially Join the Cast of TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2

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We’ve been talking about Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly possibly joining the cast of True Detective season 2 for a while, but now HBO’s finally confirmed it.  All three will join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the eight-episode hour-long drama, which has already begun filming in California.  Fast & Furious 6’s Justin Lin is directing the first two episodes of the new season, which will focus on three police officers and a criminal as they “navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

Hit the jump for more on True Detective season 2 including descriptions of McAdams, Kitsch and Reilly’s characters.

Christian Bale Gets Romantic and Joel Edgerton Gets Angry in 2 New EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Clips; Plus New Featurette

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20th Century Fox just released a brand new Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette in which director Ridley Scott states the obvious, that his latest is epic in scale, but the studio also just unveiled two new clips that offer up a taste of some of the quieter, more intimate moments of the film.  The first gives us our first good look at Maria Valverde’s Zipporah as she runs through what makes Moses (Christian Bale) happy – while her bracelets jingle incessantly – and then the second shows what happens when you lie to Ramses (Joel Edgerton).

They’re both quality clips, but I also can’t say there’s anything particularly mind-blowing about them that’ll have you eager to see the film as soon as it comes out.  Hit the jump to check out both Exodus: Gods and Kings clips as well as that aforementioned featurette.  The film hits theaters on December 5th and also stars John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

James Gunn Calls the Shared Cinematic Universe a Flawed Business Model

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We all know how this industry operates – if something is successful, it can’t just be a big winner on its own.  It’ll be dubbed the next big thing and many will try to ride the wave and make a profit off of the concept as well.  It’s happening with found footage horror movies, young adult book-to-film adaptations and superhero TV shows, but one of the biggest and riskiest trends of the moment is the shared cinematic universe.

Marvel’s currently dominating the box office with the MCU so, naturally, we’ve got DC and Warner Bros. showing off an enormous upcoming line-up, Sony trying to do something similar with the Spider-Man film franchise, Universal gunning to turn their classic monster movies into a new shared cinematic universe and we’ve also got Star Wars expanding laterally as well.  Perhaps there’s enough hype surrounding some of these properties for the studios to pull it off, but, as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn points out, there’s a risk of some becoming cart-before-the-horse-type situations.  Hit the jump to check out his thoughts on the shared universe craze.

New HOME Trailer: Jim Parson’s Extraterrestrial Oh Just Wants to Belong

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When the first trailer for Home dropped, there was definitely something charming about it, but I was far more concerned about losing my patience with the Boov’s goofy design and behavior.  However, Oh and the rest of the gang are clearly growing on me because not only did I thoroughly enjoy the film’s presentation at New York Comic-Con last month, but this latest trailer is quite a bit of fun as well.  It seems as though the idea of the Boov having a completely backwards idea of what humanity is all about and trying to help mankind by taking over the planet has loads of potential.

Hit the jump to catch the new Home trailer for yourself and be sure to check out Christina’s piece on the Home presentation at the DreamWorks Animation campus which included some new footage and a Q&A with stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve MartinHome hits theaters on March 27, 2015 and also features the voices of Jennifer Lopez and Matt Jones.

New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Image Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800

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Those first few images from Terminator: Genisys didn’t go over too well, but a new one just surfaced.  There isn’t much to it and it also isn’t an official Paramount Pictures release (yet), but it is far more promising than those ridiculous looking EW character shots of Emilia ClarkeJai CourtneyJason Clarke and Matt Smith.

Hit the jump to check out the latest Terminator: Genisys image featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800.  The film opens on July 1, 2015 and also stars J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 – What Did You Think?

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The time has come.  What’s bound to be the highest earner of 2014 is now in theaters.  As someone who’s very familiar with Suzanne Collins’ source material and has read Mockingjay quite a few times, I’ve been well aware that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was going to be the biggest challenge of the film franchise.  Yes, the book has problems, but even if the scribes behind the Mockingjay movies fix them – and I think they did fix quite a few – the fact that Mockingjay – Part 1 is such a departure from the original two films could still be a problem for many.

You can catch Matt’s full review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 right here, but we’d also like to know what you think about the movie, too.  Did you like the change of tone and pace?  Did it leave you eager to see Mockingjay – Part 2?  Sound off in the comments after the jump.

First PENNY DREADFUL Season 2 Image Featuring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett; Vanessa and Ethan to Form a “Deeper Bond” This Season

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We’ve still got a while to go until Penny Dreadful returns, but Showtime just unveiled the very first image as well as a few additional details regarding what Vanessa (Eva Green), Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and the rest of the gang are up to in the new season.  Despite Vanessa’s little fling with Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), it’s always seemed likely that she and Ethan would eventually get together and the new image and plot information do suggest that it could happen.  There’s no guarantee that this “deeper bond” means romance, but it does seem like a safe bet.

Hit the jump to check out the first Penny Dreadful season 2 image and to catch the new story details as well.

CHEAP THRILLS’ E.L. Katz Set to Direct YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME for Lionsgate

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Don’t know who E.L. Katz is?  It’s probably because you haven’t seen the movie Cheap Thrills and if that’s the case, you’re missing out on one of the best horror movies of the year.  The film didn’t get much of a theatrical run, but apparently someone noticed Katz is top-notch talent because he just scored a new directing gig, a comedy thriller called You’ll Be the Death of Me.

Lionsgate and Mandeville Films are behind the endeavor with Two Night Stand’s Mark Hammer set to pen the script.  Hit the jump for more on You’ll Be the Death of Me and to check out what Katz is capable of.

Andy Serkis Suggests the PLANET OF THE APES Prequel Series May Span Four or Five Films

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Back in 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened with $54.8 million and went on to accumulate $481.8 million at the worldwide box office.  It made sense that Fox would want to move forward with two more films.  However, after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes kicked off its run with $72.6 million and took in a whopping $708 million worldwide, it seems as though a trilogy might not be enough anymore.

During a recent interview, Andy Serkis suggested that there’s a chance the series might not be capped at three films.  How many could there be?  Hit the jump to find out more.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES: Check Out the Music Video for Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye”

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Billy Boyd may not be getting any face time in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but a music video for his end credits song “The Last Goodbye” just hit the web and not only does it include Boyd’s performance, but select clips from all six Middle-earth films as well.  Even as someone who hasn’t been particularly enthusiastic about the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, the piece is still a beautiful send off that makes me look back and appreciate the time I got to spend with these characters.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies doesn’t hit theaters until December 17th, but the soundtrack with “The Last Goodbye” will be available on December 9th.

FOLLOWING FREAK SHOW Video Podcast: Episode 7 – “Test of Strength”

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Welcome to episode 7 of Following Freak Show, a show that’s all about discussing the crazy things that go down on American Horror Story: Freak Show.  In “Test of Strength” Stanley (Denis O’Hare) blackmails Dell (Michael Chiklis) into killing a freak for him so that he can ship one off to the Morbidity Museum.  Meanwhile, Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) are back and they’re hell-bent on getting the upper hand at Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

You can catch new episodes of Following Freak Show right here on Collider each week the day after a new episode of American Horror Story airs.  And if you’d like to follow the panelists in between new releases, here’s everybody’s Twitter handles: @PNemiroff, @AlexisSaarela, @djSheSay and @ActuallySasha.  Hit the jump to check out this week’s Following Freak Show video podcast.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Mockumentary Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong

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Want to see Benedict Cumberbatch perfect his wolf bark, Ken Jeong perform as a Navy Seal instead of a baby seal and John Malkovich get into octopus form?  It’s all in the brand new Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary that DreamWorks Animation debuted and just like the large majority of the promotional material released for the film thus far, it’s pretty amusing and well worth a watch.

In the upcoming film, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Patrick Stuart) have to stop an old acquaintance from taking over the world, Malkovich’s Dr. Octavius Brine, aka Dave the Octopus.  But the penguins can’t do it alone so they team up with a spy organization lead by Cumberbatch’s Agent Classified called the North Wind.  Hit the jump to check out that Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary and keep an eye out for the full feature, which is due in theaters in 3D on November 26th.

New INSIDE OUT Character Videos Introducing Fear, Disgust and Anger

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We got a brief introduction to Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) a few days ago and now it’s time to meet Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black) as well.  Those four plus Joy (Amy Poehler) make up young Riley’s emotions and it’s up to them to help her adjust when she moves to San Francisco in Pixar’s latest, Inside Out.

The promo material for Inside Out hasn’t been as mind-blowing as one might expect and these new character videos are no different.  There’s nothing wrong with them, but there’s also nothing about them to suggest Inside Out will be worth the two-year wait since Pixar’s last release, Monsters University.  Hit the jump to check out the new Inside Out character videos for yourself.  The film is set to open in 3D on June 19, 2015.

Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman and Nick Hornby Team for Bank Heist Movie I WOULD ONLY ROB BANKS FOR MY FAMILY

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Hulu just put in a ten episode straight-to-series order for Casual with Jason Reitman serving as executive producer and directing the premiere episode, but Reitman is also busy lining up a new film project, an adaptation of a Skip Hollandsworth article published in the Texas Monthly.  I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family will mark the first time Reitman is teaming up with his father, Ivan Reitman, since 2009’s Up in the Air and the project will also be a reunion for Nick Hornby and Fox Searchlight as well.  Hornby is the writer behind Wild, which is picking up a good deal of Oscar buzz right now.

Hit the jump for more on what the group’s got coming in I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family.

Jennifer Lawrence Says Mystique Needs to be in Hiding in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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It was recently reported that X-Men: Apocalypse will focus on the romance between Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), but don’t expect any PDA from the two because during a recent interview, Lawrence noted that she’s had some conversations about where we’ll find Mystique in the upcoming installment and that “she obviously needs to be in hiding.”

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to go into production in Montreal in April 2015 and is heading towards a May 27, 2016 release.  Director Bryan Singer is currently on the hunt for actors to take the roles of a young Cyclops and a young Jean Grey.

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