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J.R.R. Tolkien to get the biopic treatment in film titled Middle Earth

The impact LORD OF THE RINGS has had on pop culture can't be understated. Even before the wildly successful Peter Jackson films, there was the hippie movement in the '60s adopting the phrase "Frodo Lives!", the world of Middle Earth influencing the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons (which in turn influenced modern video games, like SKYRIM and FINAL...
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Dan Stevens to star in Gareth Evans' period action film Apostle

F*ck yeah! Yesterday  I got all hot-and-bothered about the prospect of a new Gareth Evans action film, now I get to be all hot-and-bothered about its leading man! Dan Stevens , of THE GUEST fame, will be playing the main character in Gareth Evans ' period action flick APOSTLE. The story concerns a mysterious man who finds his sister kidnapped by a dangerous cult, who...
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Sofia Coppola to direct Civil War drama Beguiled

You know what, I really like Sophia Coppola's films. Admittedly, I have not seen her entire canon, but I really enjoyed THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION, and SOMEWHERE. I believe that when her films work, they have a beautiful, lyrical style that is captivating. They can sometimes be light on plot, but are usually, in my opinion, made up for in mood and atmosphere. This...
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Tom Hardy takes on biopic about Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton

The story of Ernest Shackleton is begging to be a movie. He was a tough explorer who made three expeditions to the Antarctic, which would honestly be badass enough. However, he's most famously known for his trip with the ship the Endurance, where it was crushed by ice, yet Shackleton was still able to get out alive with all of his crew in sub-zero temperatures. Damn. Many...
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Nicholas Hoult charges in to play Nikola Tesla in The Current War

  I've always been fascinated by Nikola Tesla. He seems like he was the world's first real mad scientist, with the Tesla Coil looking like some sort of Doomsday Weapon (and he actually did theorize on things like particle beam weapons ). Which is strange that we haven't seen more films focused on him, minus of course David Bowie 's take in the...
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Amazon releases new trailer for show Good Girls Revolt

I think Amazon is doing pretty well when it comes to their new shows. I liked the pilots for JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON and THE TICK, and have heard good things about MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. They now have another show in the works, which is said to be "MAD MEN, but feminist" which sounds right up my alley - even if I'm sure that description is going to get groans...
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FX series Taboo starring Tom Hardy releases new trailer

Who doesn't love Tom Hardy ? The man is an acting  machine . From his breakout role in BRONSON, to his recent role as Mad Max in FURY ROAD, where he not only filled the shoes of Mel Gibson , but he (arguably) even wore them  better,  Hardy always brings it. Hell, I'll be the first to admit I didn't like his Bane voice in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, but...
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Matthew McConaughey period piece Gold gets shiny new poster

GOLD starring  Matthew McConaughey (not be confused with FOOL'S GOLD...also starring  Matthew McConaughey ) has just dropped a new poster on us: GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold.  Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams...
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Natalie Dormer joins Mel Gibson's Professor and the Madman

PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is a movie I'm actually really excited about. As someone who loves reading and linguistics, it's cool to see that there will be a movie actually  documenting  the creation of the dictionary. While that might sound boring to some people, the film has garnered some talent around it, so there's hopefully something to it. The subtitle...
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Travis Fimmel and Kate Bosworth join heist flick Finding Steve McQueen

Misleading title aside, FINDING STEVE McQUEEN actually sounds really interesting. It's a 70's-set heist movie that involves Nixon (yet, still somehow not Steve McQueen ) directed by Mark Steven Johnson (of DAREDEVIL and SIMON BIRCH "fame"). It stars Kate Bosworth ,  Travis Fimmel ,  William Fichtner , and Forest Whitaker . The movie itself is...
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Disney has started development on a Rocketeer sequel/reboot

THE ROCKETEER followed a young pilot in the 1930s who stumbled onto a prototype jetpack that allowed him to become a high flying masked hero. While a box-office disappointment when initially released, the film has garnered a hell of a following since, prompting Disney to rethink the franchise. As is popular these days, it looks like a type of sequel/reboot is in the works - a film that...
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Awfully Good Movies: Tarzan the Ape Man (Video)

Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Director:  John Derek Stars:  Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe The King of the Apes is returning to his rightful throne this weekend in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, so Awfully Good Movies is celebrating by looking at MGM's failed 1981 reboot of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed white ape: TARZAN THE APE MAN, starring...
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