Rumor: Matthew McConaughey Might Play the Villain In THE STAND Movies

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It’s with a giant grain of salt that we report on the possibility of Matthew McConaughey taking on the role of Randall Flagg in writer/director Josh Boone‘s upcoming four film adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic novel, The Stand.  I would absolutely love it if this were true, and it may very well be, since McConaughey is currently doing the best work of his career and would absolutely kill in the role of the charismatic, powerfully evil cowboy.  In fact, if you’re going to go big and get get names, I can’t see why you wouldn’t at least go out to him first.

Hit the jump for more on Matthew Mcconaughey possibly playing Randall Flagg in The Stand. Whether or not it happens, it’s a good piece of fan casting at the very least.  Warner Bros. should back the money truck up to his house.

Blu-ray Deal: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: EXTENDED EDITION for $29.99 (75% Off)

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There are plenty of good deals going down or about to go down ahead of Black Friday, and a great deal is now available for Lord of the Rings fans.  Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions for $29.99, which is 75% off the MSRP.  This is probably the best deal you’ll find on this set for a very long time, and even if you have the Extended Editions on DVD, the transfers are top-notch.  If you’ve thought about getting this set, today’s the day to pull the trigger.  Click here to buy.  Remember, Gold Box Deals expire at the end of the day.

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JUPITER ASCENDING International Trailer Gives Us a Little More Sean Bean; Plus New Images

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Perhaps this is just what happens when a movie’s release date is pushed back from July 18, 2014 to February 6, 2015 at the last minute, but I believe this new Jupiter Ascending international trailer is the film’s sixth trailer.  It’s a wonder there’s still more new material to show off, but this latest piece actually gives us more from Sean Bean’s character than ever before.

Even with the abundance of promos, I can’t say I’m sold on this one just yet, but when you’ve got the Wachowskis and an incredible cast coming together to bring such strikingly unusual material to screen, that’s more than enough to get me in a theater seat.  Hit the jump to check out the new international Jupiter Ascending trailer.  The film also stars Channing Tatum, Mila KunisEddie RedmayneDouglas BoothTuppence MiddletonJames D’ArcyTim Pigott-Smith and Doona Bae.  Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on February 6, 2015.

JUSTIFIED Season 6 Trailer Prepares Viewers For an Action Packed Finale

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We’ve got less than two months until Justified makes its way back to the small screen, this time for its sixth and final season.  I won’t lie, I absolutely loved this show for the first couple of years only to see my enthusiasm for it diminish with the last few seasons.  But, given the fact that I’ve spent so much time with these people, it only makes sense that I tune in to experience their swan song (and, for some of them, the final moments of their lives).

Justified of course features Timothy Olyphant as as Ralyan Givens and is one of the many gifts the mind of Elmore Leonard bestowed upon us before his passing.  Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Walter Goggins, Erica Tazel and Nick Searcy also star.  Hit the jump to check out the Justified Season 6 trailer.  The show returns to FX on January 20th.

Watch What Happens When Hayley Atwell Goes to Work in the New AGENT CARTER TV Spot

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The January 6th debut of Agent Carter is just a little over a month away now so hopefully that means we’ll get to see this new ad airing on ABC a lot leading up to the big premiere.  Just add it to the growing pile of promising promo material because this Agent Carter TV spot is brimming with energy and suggests Hayley Atwell is going to be one heck of a leading lady.

Hit the jump to catch Atwell as Peggy Carter in the new TV spot after the jump.  The show debuts on ABC on Tuesday, January 6th at 9:00pm ET and also stars Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Celebrates Last Trip To Middle Earth With Five Empire Magazine Covers

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With the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on the way in just a few short weeks, the marketing push is in full effect.  And we’ve got five new images from the film that come courtesy of a few magazine covers from Empire.  This installment of the film looks identical to the prior two, and these images don’t do anything to change that, but if you’re a fan of the movie they’re well worth checking out.

Hit the jump for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies images.  The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17th.

X+Y Trailer Featuring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan

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Asa Butterfield’s character doesn’t say much in this new trailer for X+Y, but he still manages to get you to root for him.  Butterfield leads Morgan Matthews’ fiction feature directorial debut as Nathan, a math prodigy who’s diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.  It isn’t until Nathan scores a spot on Great Britain’s team at the International Mathematics Olympiad where his abilities are celebrated that he comes to realize that he isn’t as weird as he once thought.  This one didn’t get all that much attention at the Toronto International Film Festival, but anything I did read about it noted the film’s feel-good, rousing nature and those qualities are certainly present in this promo.

Hit the jump to check out the new X+Y trailer.  Unfortunately the film doesn’t have a US release date just yet, but folks in the UK can catch it on March 13, 2015.  X+Y also stars Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Jo Yang.

First THE WATER DIVINER Clips: Russell Crowe Searches for His Sons in Feature Directorial Debut

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The first clips from The Water Diviner are now online.  Russell Crowe‘s feature directorial debut is set four years after the World War I Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey.  Crowe also stars as an Australian farmer who travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he enters into a relationship with a beautiful Tukish hotel owner (Olga Kurylenko).  The first clip highlights a sense of adventures, while the second clip connects to the emotional throughline of a determined father.

Hit the jump to watch the Water Diviner clips.  Ryan Corr, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, and Steve Bastoni also star.  The Water Diviner opens in Australian and New Zealand December 26.

GOTHAM Recap: “LoveCraft”

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For Gotham’s mid-season finale, not a whole helluva lot happened.  Sure, Bruce learned a few new lessons about life, love, and balance.  Yes, Alfred finally got to show off just how badass he can be.  Everyone else, however, somehow managed to take a step backwards during what is meant to be an hour that drives full force into a cliffhanger ending.  Some shows know how to do this; Gotham is not one of them.  However, if there’s one saving grace for the series at this point, it’s that the writers have chosen a rather interesting twist to befall the lead character.

Hit the jump for our Gotham recap.

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Jennifer Aniston Talk HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, Building Chemistry, Ad-Libbing, and More

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If you thought the first film was crazy, Horrible Bosses 2 is wilder and crazier, upping the ante on every level.  After what happened with the bosses from hell, the first time around, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) have decided to become their own bosses by launching their own business.  But when they’re outplayed by an investor (Christoph Waltz), the three best friends hatch another misguided plan, this time to kidnap the investor’s adult son (Chris Pine) and ransom him to get their company back.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis were joined by Jennifer Aniston (who plays Dr. Julia Harris, the hot dentist with an overactive libido that she’s trying to get a handle on) to talk about building their chemistry, how much ad-libbing there was, saying such raunchy dialogue, upping the ante, getting Christoph Waltz to laugh, adding Chris Pine to the mix, making sure they got this film right, after the success of the first one, and whether they’d consider a third movie.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Kim Jong-Un and James Franco Are Katy Perry Fans in New THE INTERVIEW Trailer

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Sony has released a new The Interview trailer for This Is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s upcoming comedy.  James Franco and Rogen star as a talk show host and his producer, respectively, who travel to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-un and legitimize themselves as real journalists.  Their plans are upended when the CIA recruits them to instead assassinate Kim Jong-un.  This new trailer introduces the film’s iteration of the North Korean dictator, played by Veep standout Randall Park.  We only get a brief glimpse of the character here, but it’s a promising introduction and I’m very eager to see how far Rogen and Goldberg take things as the full film progresses.

Watch the new (and apparently final) The Interview trailer after the jump, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage be sure to check out interviews with Rogen, Goldberg & Franco, Park, and his full set visit reportLizzy Caplan also stars.  The Interview opens in theaters on December 25th.

American Directing Duo Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead Win Best Film at PIFFF 2014 for SPRING

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The Paris International Fantastic Film Festival has come to an end, and the big winner of its Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for Best Film has been awarded to the American-Italian film Spring, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.  Unlike most festivals, the audience is the jury in the feature films categories.  Benson later took to Twitter to thank the French audience for its support.

The closing ceremony ended with a screening of Kevin Smith’s rather disappointing Tusk, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Justin Long stars as comedian-turned-podcaster targeted by a sadistic killer who wants to transform him into a walrus.  Not even Johnny Depp as the alcoholic ex-cop can save this horror of a film.

Michelle MacLaren Will Develop and Direct WONDER WOMAN; Zack Snyder to Produce

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It appears that we now have a Wonder Woman director, and the choice gives fans of both the comics and filmmaking in general reason to rejoice.  When Warner Bros. first announced it was officially moving forward with a Wonder Woman movie, one of the first directors that immediately came to mind was Michelle MacLaren.  She’s been doing incredible work in television for years, helming notable episodes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, and her move to feature filmmaking has been long overdue.  Some welcome news came a couple of weeks ago when it was reported that MacLaren was actually in talks to take the helm of WB’s Wonder Woman movie, and now word comes that MacLaren will indeed develop and direct the film.  More after the jump.

New BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Trailer Breaks out the Batmobile

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It’s been too long since we saw a new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has now given us a fresh look at the upcoming video game, which takes place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City and finds the titular superhero squaring off against Scarecrow, who has united Batman’s enemies in a plot to finally kill The Bat.  To make matters more complicated, the mysterious “Arkham Knight” is in the mix.

In this trailer, we get a good look at some of the gameplay.  Specifically, we see how developer Rocksteady has attempted to seamlessly integrate the Batmobile into the combat by having Batman leap out of the vehicle to fight his enemies.  If you’re asking why Batman doesn’t just run everyone over, remember that Batman doesn’t kill people.  Hitting a person with a fast-moving assault vehicle tends to result in vehicular homicide.  But the gameplay does look cool, although I’m always wary of vehicles in video games because so many have awful controls.  Hit the jump to check out the new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer.  The game hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 2, 2015.

Enter Our Giveaway to Win a Copy of the AMERICAN HUSTLE Soundtrack on Vinyl in Celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday

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You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of Black Friday, but did you also know that the sales event includes some great deals at local record stores as well?  In celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28th, Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recording will be releasing new copies of the American Hustle soundtrack on vinyl exclusively in independent record stores, featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version.  Moreover, the 12” 2LP vinyl also premieres “Stream of Stars”, a rare song from Jeff Lynne of ELO fame.

In celebration of the release, we here at Collider have been provided with a couple of copies of the record to give away to a pair of very lucky readers.  Find out how you can enter and get more information on the vinyl after the jump.

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