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Past articles by Matt:

Charlie Hunnam, Léa Seydoux to star in love story from Equals director

According to The Hollywood Reporter, apices of human attractiveness Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy) and Léa Seydoux (The Lobster) might finally mate in a new film by Equals director Drake Doremus. There are no details about the currently untitled project other than that it’s a “unique love story,” → Read More

Hostiles to host a 3:10 To Yuma reunion with Ben Foster and Christian Bale

Empire reports that Ben Foster has joined Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s presumably brutal Western Hostiles. Foster and Bale previously worked together on James Mangold’s 3:10 To Yuma, and they’re saddling up again for a Western where Bale plays a Native American-hating soldier whose last assignme → Read More

Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo is adapting Auntie Mame for Tilda Swinton

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids and Bad Moms star, reveals that she’s working on an adaptation of Patrick Dennis’ 1955 novel Auntie Mame for the very Auntie Mame-ish Tilda Swinton. The book chronicles the comic adventures of a young boy living with his eccent → Read More

Vin Diesel offers a fleeting glimpse of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

Recently, Vin Diesel posted to his Facebook page the above trailer announcement for xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, the existence of which proves that nostalgia doesn’t actually need a positive association to drive business. While the first one was gloriously dumb, it was also a strangely numbing ex → Read More

Jacki Weaver, Jason Schwartzman join Jack Black’s polka crime caper

Deadline reports that Jacki Weaver and Jason Schwartzman are joining Jack Black in what appears destined to be a deep cut on his IMDB page, The Man Who Would Be Polka King. Based on a true story and the 2009 documentary that brought it all to light, the film—starring and produced by Black and writte → Read More

Disney offers a peek at Star Wars Land

According to The Daily Dot, Disney has released new concept art for the Star Wars Land theme-park expansion it announced last summer. The Disney Parks Blog reveals a rendering of a “never-before-seen planet” in the Star Wars galaxy, which looks like a cross between Naboo with its picturesque greener → Read More

Surprise! Zack Snyder had a hand in writing Wonder Woman

Although we’ve had years of updates about Patty Jenkins’ forthcoming Wonder Woman film, somehow we’re just now learning about the people who wrote it. According to /Film, Warner Bros. has issued a press release revealing who contributed to the script—and one of those people is Zack Snyder, director → Read More

Chvrches can fly in the animated “Bury It” remix video

According to Pitchfork, Chvrches have released an animated music video for their new “Bury It” remix, which boasts the talents of Paramore’s Haley Williams. The original track appeared on last year’s acclaimed Every Open Eye.The video was created by ongoing collaborator Jamie McKelvie and animated b → Read More

Das Boot is getting a sequel in the form of a TV miniseries

According to Variety, Wolfgang Petersen’s classic German U-boat drama Das Boot is getting a sequel in the form of an eight-hour television miniseries. Produced by Bavaria Films—which teamed up with Rupert Murdoch’s German pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland to release the miniseries—the story will conti → Read More

50 Cent arrested for using swear words on stage in the Caribbean

Ah, the Caribbean. Balmy weather, crystal-clear water, and strictly Sesame Street language unless you want to go to jail. According to TMZ, that’s exactly what happened to rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who was arrested Saturday on charges of profanity after dropping some f-bombs during his perfor → Read More

Tara Reid’s fate is revealed in a new Sharknado 4 trailer

As we previously reported, while the big hook for Sharknado: The 4th Awakens is once again a set of shark cyclones decimating the planet, a secondary hook—at least according to the people who made this new trailer—is finding out whether Tara Reid’s character April was really smashed by that falling → Read More

The MacGyver TV reboot has already been rebooted

Leading CBS’s fall schedule with a mane of hair and a piece of tinsel that can somehow blow up an army convoy, the MacGyver TV reboot is highly anticipated by old people and 30-somethings who need all entertainment to be exactly what it was when they were kids in order to feel better about still liv → Read More

There will be a Sicario trilogy, sequel director confirms

Following the Death Wish principle that all movies—even the self-contained and overtly depressing ones—will become franchises if they pique audience interest the first time around, the horrifying drug-war drama Sicario will be part of a trilogy, according to the director of its sequel. In an intervi → Read More

Evan Peters wants a Quicksilver/Deadpool spinoff film

These days, there’s a lot of speculation about the best way to continue the X-Men franchise following the lumbering, stilted X-Men: Apocalypse. And since critics and fans seem to agree that Evan Peters as Quicksilver (who first stole the show in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past) was a highl → Read More

The full trailer for Pete’s Dragon boasts more scaly shenanigans

For those who were disappointed that they didn’t see more of Pete’s Dragon in the Pete’s Dragon teaser, the first full trailer has arrived to give you the goods. The catch? The dragon looks sort of weird. There’s an argument to be made that, since dragons don’t really exist, they don’t need to look → Read More

Stephen Amell wants to play a really buff Riddler

Stephen Amell, who is already part of DC’s shared TV universe as the lead in Arrow, also wants to participate in the DC Comics films—and, presumably, all the lavish vacations a nine-picture deal would buy. While doing press for the recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, → Read More

What worked for Alien will work for Predator, according to Shane Black

In a recent interview with IGN, writer-director Shane Black talked about the importance of maintaining a sense of mystery around the alien hunter in his Predator sequel, because that’s exactly what Alien did:The worst thing you could hope for in one of these is a shot in bright sunlight of a field a → Read More

New Jason Bourne TV spot reveals why Bourne is so pissed

[This TV spot for Jason Bourne appears to reveal a significant spoiler. If you want to go in clean, don’t watch it or read our write-up. And get some rest: you look tired. *cue that Moby song*]In the new TV spot for Jason Bourne, we get an explanation of the newest Treadstone incarnation—called Iron → Read More

James Wan chose Aquaman over The Flash because “the bar is a lot lower”

Upon being presented the choice of directing a movie based on either The Flash—a relatable guy who gleefully unleashes his superspeed powers to fight crime—or Aquaman—a guy who spends his time polishing a trident and talking to fish—most people would presumably choose the former. However, director J → Read More

Pierce Brosnan will replace Sam Neill as AMC’s The Son

Returning to an ongoing television series for the first since 1982’s Remington Steele, Pierce Brosnan will be the lead in the upcoming AMC drama The Son, according to Deadline. Although Sam Neill was originally cast in the role, the Peaky Blinders star left the project for personal reasons. (However → Read More