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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Trailer: Behold! Guy Ritchie’s Stylish Twist On A Legend
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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam as the legendary King Arthur. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film centers on the title character’s rise to become the rightful king and overthrow the villainous Vortigern (Jude Law) who rules with an iron fist.

While we can expect to see a few respectful nods to the source material, Ritchie makes sure that you are watching a King Arthur movie unlike any other. Check out the full trailer here below.

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‘The Predator’ Cast Image Revealed As Production Begins
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Predator Image

Today marks the start of production for The Predator, the fourth installment of the Predator film franchise. Director Shane Black, who also starred in the first Predator, marked the occasion by releasing a couple of photos on his Twitter account, and confirmed that his film will be rated R. More on the story below.

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Will Harry Potter’s David Thewlis Play Ares In ‘Wonder Woman’?
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David Thewlis to join Wonder Woman

While Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) has been performing her heroic duties in most of the marketing campaign for her upcoming solo film Wonder Woman, there has been no sign of a villain yet. TV spots and trailers seem to indicate that there wouldn’t be a super-powered villain, and the film would just be a battle over the Mother Box McGuffin. However, there is a new rumor that says David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) will be playing the role of Ares, the Greek god of war. More on the story below.

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Matt Reeves No Longer In Consideration To Direct ‘The Batman’
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Things aren’t looking too good for the DCEU. In just the past few weeks, Ben Affleck took himself out as director of The Batman. The film reportedly went through a script overhaul – despite contrary reports that the studio was happy with Chris Terrio‘s rewrites to Affleck and Geoff Johns’ script. Then there was the rumor that Affleck did not want to play Batman anymore. And now, after Matt Reeves entered talks with the hopes that he would direct, word is coming out that talks have broken down and he is no longer in consideration. More on the story below.

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’: Donald Glover & James Earl Jones To Voice Simba & Mufasa
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Donald Glover joins Lion King

It has only been a few months since Disney announced that Jon Favreau would direct a reimagining of The Lion King. Now they have found the person who will voice Simba, the young cub who will be king. They have also found the voice of his father. Both casting choices could not be more spot on.

According to a new report, Atlanta star Donald Glover will voice Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his voice role as Mufasa. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: The Great Wall
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The Great Wall starring Matt Damon

The Great Wall
Director: Zhang Yimou
Screenwriter: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 104 Minutes
Release Date: February 17, 2017

One would expect something like The Great Wall to live up to its title. History tells us that The Great Wall of China was constructed with the purpose of defense, border control, and trade regulation. In Zhang Yimou‘s film, we learn that it had another purpose: to protect the nation of China from the Tao Tei, giant green scaly beasts that have ravaged the country for ages. This would not be the first time that a film has depicted history and mix it with myth and monsters.

Of course, one of the biggest concerns surrounding The Great Wall is the blatant whitewashing that has been a part of the marketing campaign since the very beginning. Matt Damon has been the face of this film. Despite the film’s majority Chinese cast, Chinese director, and Chinese financiers, the film still believed it needed to have a big name in order to be a big seller.

But putting all of that aside, there is some entertainment value in the film. Just don’t expect much of it. Check out my full review below.

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Movie Review: A Cure For Wellness
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Movie Review: A Cure For Wellness

A Cure For Wellness
Director: Gore Verbinski
Screenwriter: Justin Haythe
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated R | 146 Minutes
Release Date: February 17, 2017

In Richard Fleischer’s 1973 dystopian sci-fi film Soylent Green, Charlton Heston plays an NYPD detective investigating the murder of a wealthy CEO. The investigation leads him to uncover the truth about Soylent Green, a food ration advertised to contain “high-energy plankton.” It turns out the miracle product is made of people. Human corpses are delivered to a disposal center where they are processed and converted into the very thing that keeps us alive.

If the big question behind Fleischer’s film is “What are we really eating?” then A Cure For Wellness asks, “What are we really taking?” From Gore Verbinski (The Ring, the Pirates of the Caribbean series), A Cure For Wellness is a mind-bending psychological thriller with exquisite but unsettling imagery.

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Disney In Depth: Revisit These Overlooked Disney Songs (Part 1)
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Hundreds of new Disney songs surfaced in the past few decades, many of them defining our childhood and young adult years. We listened to them on an endless loop via our cassettes and CDs. Many tunes, however, may have escaped our memories or even not entered our lives at all. The world of Disney music is vast in both scope and setting, ranging from our television screens and home video to the theme parks and on stage.

This first edition of a two-part feature on Disney In Depth explores the songs you may have missed or forgotten, but should very well revisit.

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Massive Indoor “Drive-In” Movie Theater Coming To Nashville
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August Moon Drive-In Concept Art #1

In case you missed the news announced earlier this month, an exciting new movie theater project is coming next year. Unfortunately, you’ll need to live in or travel to Nashville to enjoy it.

The theater will be called the August Moon Drive-In, though it’s not going to be a traditional outdoors drive-in. Instead, the theater is an indoor moviegoing experience, built to re-create the experience of a night at the drive-in many years ago.

You can read more about it below.

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Andre The Giant Documentary From WWE, Bill Simmons Coming To HBO
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WWE, Bill Simmons Making Andre the Giant Doc For HBO

It was always a bit strange that no one had made a movie about the fascinating and sometimes heartbreaking life of wrestling legend and The Princess Bride star Andre the Giant.

In May of last year, we found out that this might change with word that a movie was finally being developed. The biggest challenge with that project, of course, is finding someone to actually play the giant.

Now comes word of another Andre project that’s on the way and doesn’t have to worry about casting someone to play the larger than life figure. It’s been announced that the WWE, HBO Sports, and Bill Simmons are teaming up to make a documentary simply titled Andre the Giant.

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