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‘Birds Of Prey:’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado and More Testing For Roles
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Birds of Prey

Warner Bros. has made some excellent progress when it comes to adding diversity in their DC films. They were among the first to have a solo female superhero film to be directed by a female director. And now they’ve taken another huge step with Birds Of Prey, an all-female DC superhero ensemble. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film will see Margot Robbie reprising her DCEU role as Harley Quinn, who will be joined by DC characters Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya in a fight to defend Gotham City against one of Batman’s most notable villains, Black Mask.

While Robbie is the only confirmed actress to board the film, a new report says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado,, and more are being considered for various roles. More on the story here below.

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‘Hotel Artemis’ Red Band Trailer: Killers, Bank Robbers, An Angry Orderly, and Jeff Goldblum
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Hotel Artemis

Sure, Hotel Artemis may have the same aesthetics as a John Wick – the exclusivity, the rules of the hospital, the high-priced killers – but it still looks like a whole lot of fun.

There is a new red band trailer for the film that ups the violence and bad language. But I can’t be sure it will be enough to get out of John Wick‘s shadow. If anything the electric cast should be enough to get us interested in watching it. Check out the trailer below.

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‘Hotel Artemis’ Trailer: “You’re Lucky This Place Has Rules”
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Hotel Artemis trailer

The first trailer for Hotel Artemis, Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce‘s directorial debut, has been released. The film centers on the titular hospital that caters exclusively to the criminal kind and how one small mistake turn it into a war zone. It stars Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Tyree Henry, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.

Check out there trailer here below.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Burns All Of The Books
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Fahrenheit 451

Michael B. Jordan is a bit of a hot head, but not in that kind of way. Having already played characters who could spontaneously combust or just wanted to see traditions being burned, the actor will be taking his pyromania to a more serious film.

In HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a fireman who is tasked with burning books and anything resembling a written work. But Montag is beginning to have some serious doubts about the work he is doing and questions his existence. He’ll be joined by Michael Shannon, who plays fire captain Beatty, the leader of the troop that burns the books and the buildings they are held in. A new teaser trailer for the film has been released, and can be found below.

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Teaser Trailer For HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Released
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HBO's Fahrenheit 451

HBO released the first teaser trailer for their adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 recently, and announced that it will premiere sometime this spring.

The movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, and Lilly Singh, and is directed by Ramin Bahrani, from a screenplay penned by Bahrani and Amir Naderi.

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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde
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Atomic Blonde
Director: David Leitch
Screenwriter: Kurt Johnstad
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones
Distributor: Focus Features
Rated R | 115 Minutes
Release Date: July 28, 2017

Usually, when “atomic” is used as an adjective it means something that is propelled by atomic energy. Or if you prefer to use one of Urban Dictionary’s definitions, it’s a “devastating experience of epic proportions from which nothing is salvageable.” So when you have John Wick co-director David Leitch direct Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, an adaptation of the famed The Coldest City graphic novel, you’d expect something to leave an impact that is befitting its title. But Atomic Blonde is anything but atomic, at least from a narrative standpoint. It’s thin, has very few characters to care about, and casually shoehorns in 80s British pop songs. But if you are looking for a film with some great action and excellent framing, plus the occasional consumption of vodka, then Atomic Blonde is your kind of film.

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‘The Mummy’ Interview: Annabelle Wallis On Her First Action Movie And Doing Her Own Stunts
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The Mummy reboot Tom Cruise Annabelle Wallis

Universal’s Dark Universe will reintroduce those classic Universal Monster films that terrified us as kids to a younger generation of audiences who might not be familiar with them. In this world of gods and monsters, the shadowy organization Prodigium works hard to find, examine, and contain these evil monsters. With Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy opening in theaters this weekend, the film opens the door to an all new terrifying universe where those same gods and monsters that used to scare us now exist and live amongst us today.

In The Mummy, the first Dark Universe installment, Annabelle Wallis plays Jenny, an archeologist who uses two soldiers of fortune, Nick (Tom Cruise) and Vail (Jake Johnson), to find an ancient sarcophagus that has sealed away one of the most powerful evils on earth, Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). But Nick’s reckless behavior unleashes that evil, and it is up to Nick, Jenny, and the rest of Prodigium to find out how to stop Ahmanet from succeeding with her plans to complete her ritual.

We were fortunate enough to participate in a phone interview with Wallis prior to the film’s release, where she talked about what it was like to film with Tom Cruise, the physicality of the shoot, doing her own stunts, what monsters scared her as a kid, and more. Find out what she had to say here below.

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‘The Mummy’ Interview: Jake Johnson Found His Sense Of Adventure Thanks To Tom Cruise
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Jake Johnson in The Mummy

For New Girl star Jake Johnson, The Mummy was a way for him to expand his career into action films, though he still retains his small-screen witty and charming sense of humor. In Universal’s new reboot, the actor plays Vail, a soldier of fortune, who joins Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton on global quests to raid tombs and swipe treasures for profits. However, they come across one tomb they should have never unearthed, and without realizing it, they release a powerful evil bent on reclaiming what was once her’s.

We were recently invited to participate in a phone interview with Johnson to talk about his experience on set of The Mummy, his training, doing his own stunts, and more. Check out what he had to say here below.

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Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)
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Movie Review: The Mummy (2017) Sofia Boutella

The Mummy (2017)
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Writers: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 107 Minutes
Release Date: June 9, 2017

“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.”

If you’re a moviegoer in the year 2017, odds are you’re familiar with the concept of a “shared cinematic universe.” Whether it’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Avengers or the DC Extended Universe’s upcoming Justice League, we understand that these franchises are built on standalone stories set within the same continuity, leading to crossover events and team-up films.

The idea of a shared cinematic universe came into being over 70 years ago with the emergence of Universal Monsters. Following their popular silent films, 1923’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera, Universal Studios began developing talkies based on other classic horror characters. 1931’s Dracula and Frankenstein got things started, followed by The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), 1935’s Bride of Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man (1941).

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‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella Joins Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon On HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’
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Sofia Boutella

After breaking out as a blade-legged assassin in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sofia Boutella went on to star in Star Trek Beyond and can next be seen starring in the title role of the first release in Universal’s Dark Universe monsters franchise, The Mummy.

Boutella is now adding another project to her to-do list, signing on for HBO’s adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451. Boutella joins the previously announced Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon on the cast.

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