The idea of Matthew McConaughey in Josh Boone's new adaptation of 'The Stand' is the best idea since yesterday's rumor that Jennifer Lawrence is being sought for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight.' But while McConaughey is being eyed for a leading part in the classic Stephen King story, it's not the part you might think.
It was recently announced that Jenna-Louise Coleman is leaving 'Doctor Who' later this year, following the annual Christmas Special. At that point, she'll have played the role of Clara Oswald (in some iteration) for 25 episodes, making her one of the longest-running companions of the eponymous Doctor. This position has traditionally been filled by a younger white woman, though the Doctor has occasionally taken on a male companion, but while the modern version of the series has seen some diversity, Clara's exit provides an opportunity for showrunner Steven Moffatt to once again pair the Doctor with a companion who subverts expectations.
In what is probably the best news since you woke up this morning and realized you were still alive, Quentin Tarantino has his eyes on Jennifer Lawrence to join 'The Hateful Eight' -- his previously aborted but once again in the works new Western, which recently debuted its first teaser trailer in front of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'
Here's another reason to be excited for 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. David Yates, who helmed four of the films in the series, is returning to tame the mythical beasts.
It's now common practice for studios to put a spin on classic fairy tales like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, delivering the beloved and familiar stories with a twist. But way back in the 80s, Shelley Duvall was ahead of the curve, delivering quirky, dark, comedic and often bizarre retellings of classic fairy tales on her oft-forgotten Showtime series 'Faerie Tale Theatre,' in which she employed the service of well-known friends like Paul Reubens, Jeff Bridges, Helen Mirren, and even the recently departed Robin Williams
Nicolas Cage is a serious actor. And serious actors do accents and period epics. So here's the trailer for 'Outcast,' starring Cage and someone whose name you used to remember, Hayden Christensen. All you really need to know is that this movie is set in China in the 12th century, where everyone speaks english and Cage's character is known as The White Ghost.
There's always plenty of Stephen King adaptations in the works, but here's one based on a story you might not be as familiar with -- and as a bonus, King himself wrote the screenplay. 'A Good Marriage' appears to examine a marriage through King's grisly lens, and the suburbs are looking pretty deadly.
It's been a while since we've heard anything about a new installment in the 'Halloween' franchise, but it's still alive and kicking just like its unstoppable villain. Formerly titled 'Halloween 3D,' Dimension films is moving ahead with the newly retitled 'Halloween: The Next Chapter' -- just has a better ring to it.
Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"
Why go to the movies when there are plenty of awesome new releases to enjoy in the comfort of your own home? The summer movie season may be coming to an end, but plenty of those movies are hitting the shelves so you can relive the magic. Read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases coming your way in September 2014.