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‘Tomorrowland’ Insight From The Film’s Cast And Creative Team
LA Spectre   |  

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland opens this week and for the intrigued who aren’t Disney Geeks, many questions have been asked about the mysteries of the film named after the land in the theme parks. And no, it doesn’t tell the tale of how much better it is to get a fast pass for Space Mountain than stand in line. The picture is the optimistic story of a young girl (Britt Robertson), who discovers a pin that transports her to a world of infinite possibilities, and enlists the jaded inventor (George Clooney) to find a way there and unlock their destinies. Director Brad Bird, star George Clooney and writers Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, shared the origin of the ideas behind the film, and the mark it strives to leave in Disney’s legacy.

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Movie Review: Tomorrowland
LA Spectre   |  

Tomorrowland review

Tomorrowland
Directed by Brad Bird
Written by: Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, and Jeff Jensen
Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy
Disney Pictures
Rated PG | Run Time 130 Minutes
Release Date: May 22, 2015

The mystery finally unfolds with the release of Disney’s Tomorrowland. Taking its name from the area in both California’s and Florida’s Disney theme parks, the speculation ends here in regards to whether the film is clever advertising, or a picture that speaks to the legacy of Walt Disney’s dreams for a sustainable world created by the world’s greatest minds. Jensen and Lindelof based the film on an idea of Disney’s original concept plans for an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, but with an added narrative based around the story of girl genius Casey (Britt Robertson), who finds a pin that shows her a futuristic place where it’s fun to do the impossible. After some internet research and nudging by an animatronic A.I. child named Athena (Raffey Cassidy), Casey arrives at the front door of former boy genius and inhabitant of Tomorrowland Frank Walker (George Clooney). Unable to convince him to show her the way to the place where rockets still fly and progress blooms, Walker gives in when secret animatronic agents are sent to eradicate them and attack his home. Also, this happens just as Casey discovers one of his inventions that forecasts the end of their world, and has a countdown ticking down the days. Before she finishes berating him for sitting there and doing nothing, they flee the happiest blaster-touting robots you’ve ever seen. And along with Athena, who reveals that something is broken in Tomorrowland, Casey and Frank discover that their creative minds make them dangerous to whatever took over the wonderful place, as they may be the only ones able to save it and the world.

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Peter Sarsgaard To Play Main Villain In ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake As Jason Momoa Departs
The Movie God   |  

Peter Sarsgaard

MGM has found their primary villain for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, which already features a great cast consisting of Denzel Washington (Glory, American Gangster), Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset, Boyhood), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, Daredevil), Wagner Moura (Elysium, Elite Squad), Haley Bennett (Marley & Me, The Equalizer), and Matt Bomer (White Collar, Magic Mike).

The studio has chosen Peter Sarsgaard to be the film’s biggest bad guy, a robber baron named Bartholomew Bogue. But while they’ve found their primary antagonist, the movie is also losing a villain. Game of Thrones and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Jason Momoa was also recently reported to be in negotiations for a role, but now it’s being said that the actor is no longer attached to the project. Whether his duties playing Aquaman conflicted with the shooting schedule, he simply decided he didn’t want the role, or something else caused the departure is not known for sure at the moment.

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Movie Review: Poltergeist (2015)
Adam Frazier   |  

Poltergeist (2015) Movie Review

Poltergeist
Director: Gil Kenan
Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Susan Heyward
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 93 Minutes
Release Date: May 22, 2015

Directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House), Poltergeist re-imagines the classic 1982 Tobe Hooper film about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil spirits.

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as Eric and Amy Bowen, a married couple who moves into a new home with their children, Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), Griffin (Kyle Catlett), and Maddy (Kennedi Clements).

As always, it’s the kids who first notice that something is off about the creaky old house. Griffin finds little Maddy standing in front of her bedroom closet, having a conversation with an imaginary friend. Being the youngest and most susceptible, Maddy loves the house thanks to her new friends in the closet.

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Andrea Riseborough To Play Villain In ‘The Crow’ Remake
The Movie God   |  

Andrea Riseborough in Oblivion

It’s being reported that Andrea Riseborough is in negotiations with Relativity Studios to join the cast of the long in development remake of the 1994 cult classic The Crow.

Assuming a deal gets all worked out and ink meets page Riseborough will play a villain in the movie, a character named Top Dollar, who was played in the original movie by Michael Wincott. The character was the main villain in the first movie, but is not in the graphic novel the movies are based on by James O’Barr.

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Official ‘Batkid Begins’ Trailer Released
The Movie God   |  

Batkid Begins Header Image

Warner Brothers has released an official trailer for Batkid Begins, the documentary telling the story of young Miles Scott, better known now as Batkid, a boy battling leukemia whose request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become Batman for a day turns into a worldwide sensation so massive it’s unclear whether or not the organization will even be able to pull it off.

You can read more about Batkid Begins and check out the official trailer and a poster for the documentary below.

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‘Me and Earl and The Dying Girl’ International Trailer Released
eelyajekiM   |  

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released an international trailer for Me and Earl and The Dying Girl.

Based on the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name, the film centers on Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior wallflower obsessed with making homemade movies who is coerced into hanging out with a classmate, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has just discovered that she has been diagnosed with leukemia. As he begins to spend more time with her, he soon discovers that the bond of friendship has an even deeper meaning than he previously thought. Check out the full trailer below.

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Robert Kirkman and Others To Write ‘Transformers’ Shared Universe Movies
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Transformers Header Image

Since Paramount announced that they would be building a shared universe for the Transformers franchise led by the brain trust of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the studio has been actively looking for writers who could write for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs. Akiva Goldsman has been charged with mapping out the future of the franchise, and now Paramount and Hasbro has found the group of writers that will help Goldsman work out the scripts for these sequels and spinoffs.

According to Deadline, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2‘s Zak Penn, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Lost‘s Jeff Pinkner are the new team that will write the Transformers expanded universe. More below.

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‘Cooties’ Trailer: The Kids Are Not All Right
The Movie God   |  

Cooties Movie Trailer

Very rarely do you see children in zombie movies and TV shows, and even when you do, it’s just one or two of them. With the upcoming movie Cooties, the kids are the only zombies, and they appear to be hungry for more than just a few juicy chicken nuggets.

Anyone who has ever grown up is familiar with the highly contagious but not at all real opposite sex disease, cooties. But in this movie, cooties is real, and it is turning the kids at an elementary school into the vicious and violent undead. The movie stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and comes from the minds of Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.

You can read more about the movie and check out the first official trailer below.

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New ‘Pixels’ Trailer: Kevin James Kills A Smurf
The Movie God   |  

Smurf in Pixels

A new trailer has been released for Pixels, the upcoming movie about an alien race that uses our own classic arcade video games to attack Earth. You can check out the first trailer right here if you missed it.

The movie is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), and stars Adam Sandler (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore), Kevin James (Here Comes the Boom, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Station Agent), who’s basically playing Billy Mitchell from King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Josh Gad (Frozen, Wish I Was Here), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Spring Breakers), and Brian Cox (Braveheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

You can check out the trailer, which includes James offing a Smurf, below.

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