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‘Isle Of Dogs’ Trailer: Wes Anderson Drums Up Stop-Motion Animation Excitement
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Wes Anderson films are anything but conventional. He has a visual sense composed of flat cameras, snappy zooms, symmetrical compositions, hand-made art, and miniature feels, that give the film’s setting a sense of uniqueness. On top of that, he has a quirky and yet hypnotic soundtrack that often utilizes pop songs of the ’60s and ’70s. Then there is the dysfunctional family that takes center stage of the storytelling. And while all of that plays a huge role in his live-action films, Anderson has also dipped his hand into stop-motion animation. An animation medium where his skills can be put to good uses because of its use of practical hand made set pieces.

Which takes us to Isle of Dogs, Anderson’s latest directorial effort that uses stop-motion animation. And just wait until you hear who has lent their talents for the film. Check out the cast and trailer below.

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Interview: Dave Gibbons On The Comic That Inspired The Films
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

Part of what makes the Kingsman so wonderful is that it is a side step in the spy genre that decided to take a dark and gritty turn. With the Bourne and James Bond franchises pretty much ruling the spy genre with their shaky cams and monochromatic tones, films like Spy and Kingsman give the genre a much-needed laugh. And the man who, in part, inspired the film adaptations of the Kingsman comic book is artist Dave Gibbons, who is best known for his collaborations with Alan Moore on Watchman, as well as their Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything.”

With the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle hitting theaters this weekend, we had a chance to speak to Mr. Gibbons about franchise and why he decided to work with co-creator Mark Millar to bring the idea to life. Check out what he had to say here below.

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New Trailer For ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Released
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Murder on the Orient Express

A second trailer has been released for Murder on the Orient Express, the latest adaptation of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as renowned fictional detective Hercule Poirot.

Also starring alongside Branagh is Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Tom Bateman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Sergei Polunin.

Continue below for a little more info on the movie and to watch the new trailer.

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‘Wonderstruck’: Trailer For Adaptation Of Brian Selznick Book Released
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Wonderstruck

A trailer has been released for Wonderstruck, an upcoming feature from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions based on author Brian Selznick‘s novel of the same name.

Starring in the movie is Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, and Millicent Simmonds, with Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes (Carol, I’m Not There) directing. The story follows the journeys of two children from two different eras in time.

Continue below to check out the Wonderstruck trailer.

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Pilot Episode For ‘Watchmen’ TV Series Ordered By HBO
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Watchmen

In 2015 it was reported that HBO was considering a TV series based on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel Watchmen. Then, earlier this year in June, we found out that LOST and The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof was in talks to work on the potential series.

Now comes word that things have taken another step toward the series becoming a reality. HBO has put in an order for a pilot episode of the series, and they’ve also commissioned more scripts. In addition to that, a writer’s room for the series has also begun work on the show.

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Rumor: Wonder Woman Could Appear In ‘Flashpoint’
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Wonder Woman Could Appear In Flashpoint

When Warner Bros. announced a Flashpoint film as a part of their DCEU slate, it meant that their comic book movie universe could be in for a change. In the comics, Flashpoint is the result of Flash going back in time to rescue his mother only to find out that time has changed in the present. Meaning that he didn’t have his powers, Thomas Wayne became the Batman as the result of his son dying, and the entire world is at war with Themyscira and Atlantis.

Now there’s a rumor that Wonder Woman could be appearing in the Flashpoint movie. Find out more on this story below.

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‘Who Fears Death’: HBO Developing Post-Apocalyptic Drama Based On Nnedi Okorafor Novel
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Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death

HBO is developing a potential new drama series titled Who Fears Death based on author Nnedi Okorafor‘s novel of the same name, with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin executive producing as part of his overall deal with HBO.

The story is set in post-apocalyptic Africa, and mixes in some fantasy elements as well. It follows a girl who, considered an outcast, sets off on a dangerous journey.

You can read much more about the story below.

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Paramount Is Anything But Happy That J.J. Abrams Jumped Ship To Direct ‘Star Wars’
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Paramount Not Happy J.J. Abrams Is Directing Another Star Wars

Finding a director for a Star Wars movie isn’t as easy you might think. But recent moves show that Disney has a few sources they can rely upon. Take J.J. Abramsrecent hiring to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The Force Awakens director signed back on to direct the final installment of the trilogy after Colin Trevorrow exited the project due to creative differences. While the move may be a cause for celebration for some, it is disconcerting for a studio like Paramount, who has given the filmmaker a home for Bad Robot projects – Cloverfield, Super 8, the Star Trek films, etc.

Now there is word that Paramount isn’t happy with Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode IX, and there’s conflicting reports on how much it cost the studio to let Abrams take the job. More on the story below.

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HVFF 2017: A Weekend With Heroes and Villains FanFest
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Heroes Villains HVFF

Heroes and Villains Fanfest blew into the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey last weekend like a flash! The fanfest (HVFF for short) was a two day event just minutes from NYC, giving fans a preview of NYCC which arrives to the Javits Center in early October. HVFF featured the stars of the CW’s Arrow-Verse (Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow), as well as stars from other superhero shows on TV such as Fox’s Gotham and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fans had opportunities to interact with their favorite celebrities, get autographs, take photos, and watch star panels and Q&As.

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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Trailer: The Rock Literally Carries The Reboot and Kevin Hart
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Jumanji Starring The Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black

It’s hard to say how fans will truly react to Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. I had mixed feelings about the first trailer, and this new trailer doesn’t sway it in any direction. But in a day and age of reboots, a new take on Jumanji wasn’t a complete surprise.

In the new trailer, we get to see the traditional new footage and some more details on the evolution of the game, which in turn explains its world building. Now, four troublemaking high school students have become trapped in a video game of the same name, where they have become their chosen avatars. If you haven’t seen the first trailer, you get a sense of how these students chose characters that are not like themselves. So there’s that. Oh, and I guess Nick Jonas plays an ace pilot. Check out the full trailer here below.

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