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‘The Dark Tower’: New TV Spots For Stephen King Adaptation Released
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The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a trio of TV spots for The Dark Tower, their upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name. The movie stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.

You can read more about the movie, which is set to be released in theaters later this summer, and check out the three TV spots, titled “Man in Black,” “Knight,” and “Earth,” in the videos below.

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Watch Now: First Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’
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The Dark Tower

The first official trailer for The Dark Tower has been released by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The movie is an adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name, and stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

Click on over to the other side to check out the trailer.

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Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Chose ‘The Dark Tower’ Over ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’
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Matthew McConaughey as Walter The Dark Tower

Back in October of 2015 it was reported that Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey had turned down a villain role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The actor turned down that role in an existing franchise to instead star in the first movie in an ambitious upcoming (hopeful) franchise, The Dark Tower.

McConaughey recently had a lengthy chat with Playboy, in which he discussed many different things. At one point turning down Guardians 2 came up, and the actor explained why he made that decision.

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Movie Review: Sing
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Sing

Sing
Director: Garth Jennings
Screenwriter: Garth Jennings
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG | 110 minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2016

Sometimes what looks good can end up being just slightly disappointing. In this case, Illumination’s Sing gives a very earnest effort through its well-intentioned story and an excellent collection of songs that spans generations and genres, but falls very short of being great through its lack of a narrative and inability to juggle the many subplots. Backed by a great ensemble of actors and singers, director Garth Jenning‘s animated film has all the makings of an Illumination Entertainment film, but fails to execute a great concept.

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‘Sing’ Interview: Garth Jennings On Making Singing Animals Feel Human
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Sing Interview Garth Jennings

In Illumination’s latest film, Sing, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is holding a singing competition in his dying theater in a last ditch effort to scrounge up the money needed before the bank can repossess his beloved property. The optimistic koala settles on five contestants: a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a timid elephant (Tori Kelly), a pig (Reese Witherspoon), a gorilla (Taron Egerton), and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), in hopes that they can generate the funds necessary to keep the theater afloat but also bring back interest in genuine talent. Little does he know that the road to success isn’t easy, but with a little hard work and some faith, it can be done.

We had a phone interview with the film’s director Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) to talk about what it was like to get clearance for the songs, working on his first animated film, his reaction to all the positive buzz, and much more. Check it out below.

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‘Sing’ Trailer: Animals Have Dreams Of Singing Stardom
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Universal has released the final trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.

From the writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, the film is the sixth animation feature from the studio and features the voice talents of Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Check out the new trailer below.

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Poster Gets Ready For Greatest Hits Tour
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser poster

The music from Guardians Of The Galaxy was one of the best things about the film. The infusion of 1970s and 1980s music was a refreshing break from the mundane Marvel scores. When director James Gunn announced the title of the sequel would be Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, it just supported the fact that there would be a strong music vibe again. We got a hint of that when we heard “Come A Little Bit Closer” by Jay and the Americans and “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac during the film’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this summer.

Now with Doctor Strange just mere weeks away from release, Marvel and Disney can kick off their marketing campaign for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 by releasing a poster, which looks like something straight off of a cover of an 80s or 90s punk rock band album cover. Check it out here below.

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Making Of Featurette For Stop Motion Adventure ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’ Released
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Kubo and the Two Strings Making Of Featurette

We’ve already seen a couple of impressive trailers for the wonderful looking Kubo and the Two Strings. The movie is a stop-motion animated feature from LAIKA Entertainment, makers of Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. The movie stars Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro.

While trailers are exciting, it’s seeing what goes in to making these meticulous stop-motion films that’s most fascinating. Focus Features has released a new making of featurette for Kubo and the Two Strings called “Myth of Kubo.” You can check it out below.

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Concept Art Reveals Additions To Lineup
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Saturday is easily one of the most busiest days of the San Diego Comic-Con. But the biggest crowd tends to spend all hours of the day not on the floor acquiring collectables, but watching footage over at Hall H for some of the most highly anticipated films. While this year is one of the weakest that Hall H has to offer, there are some studios who still recognize the value of what that venue can do for their films. And Marvel is one of them.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of those films that will make an appearance at SDCC later this month, and now we are getting an early look at who could possibly be joining the Guardians on their quest thanks to a recently released piece of concept art. Check out the concept art here below.

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey In ‘The Dark Tower’ As The Man In Black
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Matthew McConaughey as Walter The Dark Tower

Coverage of the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower doesn’t just stop at Idris Elba. Where there is a hero, there must also be a villain, and the villain of Nikolaj Arcel‘s film is known as Walter or The Man In Black, and is played by Matthew McConaughey

Below is the first look at McConaughey in the film, along the actor’s thoughts on the character from his interview with EW for their cover story. The actor speaks as though the antagonist really isn’t a villain, but rather someone who is sent who “exposes hypocrisies.” But he also gets into the film’s mystical aspects.

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