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Marvel Agreed to Delay Production on ‘Doctor Strange’ to Snag Benedict Cumberbatch

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by Matthew Monagle 2 days ago
Marvel
Even from the very beginning  —  when director Jon Favreau put his reputation on the line to get Robert Downey, Jr. in the original Iron Man movie  —  the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned its reputation for finding just the right actors in just the right roles. Sometimes, like in the case of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the casting is painfully obvious; sometimes it catches you a little by surprise. Who would have known ten years ago that Chris Evans would become the perfect embodiment of Captain America?

‘Jumanji’ Set Videos Show the Rock and Kevin Hart Having Some Fun in the Jungle

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by Emma Stefansky 2 days ago
Sony
What do actors do between takes? Acting is hard work, but there’s also a whole lot of time when actors just have to sit there doing nothing while camera lenses are fixed or shots are set up or their co-stars are getting into position. After their hilarious dueling set videos during production of this summer’s Central Intelligence, it looks like Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are back at it again during their downtime in the jungles of Hawaii while filming the Jumanji sequel.

‘Transformers 5’ Used Winston Churchill’s Home as a Nazi Headquarters

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by Emma Stefansky 2 days ago
Paramount Pictures
Brits are in uproar over the newest installment in the Transformers franchise, as photos were published yesterday of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, dressed up in Nazi flags. Yeah, that Winston Churchill, the one who told Hitler that no, he was not allowed to invade Russia, sorry not sorry.

Everybody Relax, We’re Finally Getting the ‘Fruit Ninja’ Movie We’ve Always Wanted

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by Emma Stefansky 2 days ago
Halfbrick Studios
You know video game movies, films that do all they can to finagle a two-hour plot out of what essentially amounts to button-mashing and sometimes includes characters with questionable outfit choices? Here’s a message to all you die-hard Fruit Ninja fans out there: stop wearing down the prints on your index fingers on the screen of your iPads, and rejoice, for we are getting the Fruit Ninja movie we’ve been clamoring for all these years.

Paramount Takes Massive Write-Down on ‘Monster Trucks’

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by Matt Singer 2 days ago
Paramount
In what might conservatively be described as a mildly discouraging sign, the Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount Pictures “took the unusual step Wednesday of announcing a $115 million impairment charge ‘related to the expected performance of an unreleased film.’” And that film appears to be Monster Trucks, which has an also mildly discouraging release date of early January, in which a teenager (26-year-old Lucas Till) discovers a monster who then hangs out inside his truck. Hence, monster truck.

Denzel Washington Will Play ‘The Equalizer’ Again Next Year

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by Matt Singer 3 days ago
Sony
I liked The Equalizer. I liked it more than The Magnificent Seven, which director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington made after The Equalizer (and is out in theaters today, read our review, plug plug plug plug plug). The Equalizer, loosely based on the TV show of the same name, was a very confident and occasionally very amusing action thriller that was fully self-aware. It’s basically a perfect basic cable movie; you pop in, you watch Denzel beat a room full of guys without breaking a sweat, and then you brush your tweet and go to bed. And the ending, where it basically becomes Home Alone in a Home Depot (they should have called the movie Home Depot Alone, that was a missed opportunity) was tremendous.

What’s Expiring From Netflix: October 2016

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by Erin Whitney 3 days ago
Warner Bros.
Sure, there’s a ton of great titles headed to Netflix Instant in October, but you better watch the ones that are expiring first. The time for a Back to the Future marathon is now. Or why not revisit Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man one last time? You also better bump The Exorcist to the top of your queue and reschedule your scary movie night; it’s gonna be long gone before Halloween hits. Also, The Truman Show is leaving, a movie that simply cannot be watched too many times.

Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Hires ‘Arrival’ Cinematographer Bradford Young

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by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
Lucasfilm
If nothing else, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming Han Solo prequel / spinoff is going to look fantastic, as the duo have hired Bradford Young to serve as cinematographer. Okay, let’s be honest: With Lord and Miller on board and the incredibly charming Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role, it’s almost guaranteed that the next Star Wars anthology film will be pretty entertaining — but now we know it’s also going to look really, really, really good.