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Christopher Nolan Breaks His Comic-Con Cherry; Unveils New Trailer For 'Interstellar'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2014 10:54 PM
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Interstellar
In the hours leading up to Paramount's big presentation in Hall H, rumblings began to circulate that the studio was planning something "historic." Considering that, on the books, it looked like a fairly boilerplate rundown of footage from some upcoming projects ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," the second "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated film, the found footage time travel movie "Project Almanac"), it didn't seem like this could possibly be true. But then, at the very end of the panel, it was: both Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan, first-time Comic Con participants, took the stage to discuss the wildly ambitious new sci-fi project "Interstellar" and show off a brand new trailer for the film. Oh, and it looks really, really good.

Watch: Most Of The Gang Is Back In First Red-Band Trailer For ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 7:35 PM
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2
It turns out John Cusack can turn down movies. More on that in a second. Starring the rat tag utterly motley crew cast of Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke, no one in a million years dreamed that 2010's "Hot Tub Time Machine" was going to be a hit, let alone a pretty funny and a pretty good comedy. It beat the odds, and as directed by Steve Pink (co-writer of “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “High Fidelity”) it delivered ridiculous, vulgar and absurd laughs. As silly as the premise was, hell, it worked.

Dwayne Johnson Terrible At Secrets: All But Reveals Captain Marvel Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 7:14 PM
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Dwayne Johnson, Shazam
Dwayne Johnson doesn’t really know how to play the super hero tease game. Or at least, he’s not very good at it and if this were a Christopher Nolan project, the filmmaker would be having a heart attack by now. So the “Hercules” star already basically let it out of the bag that he’ll be playing Captain Marvel or will have a role in that D.C./Warner Bros. film. And now, unless he’s really screwing with us, he’s tweeted some not so subtle photos.

'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce, 'Somersault' Helmer Cate Shortland & More Line Up New Directing Gigs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 6:23 PM
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Making the leap from writing movies to directing them is a big step, but with scripts for "Iron Man 3" and "Mission: Impossible 5" under his belt, Drew Pearce is now ready to call the shots on set. Chernin Entertainment and Fox have snagged "The Long Run," a spec script by Pearce which is lining up direct as well.

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Didn’t Pan Out, James Gunn Talks Potential ‘Avengers’/Guardians’ Crossover

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 6:08 PM
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Marvel, Comic-Con 2014
It’s Marvel’s world and the rest of us are just living in it— at least when it comes to Comic-Con. The superhero studio juggernaut hasn't even presented anything yet (not til Saturday), but they’ve dominated the buzz and conversation down at the marketing tradeshow that is San-Diego Comic-Con. Firstly, they announced a sixth release date last night now that “Amazing Spider-Man 4” is no longer slotted for May 2018 (Marvel scooped up the empty date immediately). Then they’re garnering rave reviews for “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and they’re stealing a lot of thunder with just teaser posters for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” Suffice it to say if anyone wants to unseat Marvel as the kings of Comic-Con this year, they’re going to have to start working harder.

New Official Image Of Ben Affleck In 'Batman v. Superman' Plus Henry Cavill's Superman Wielding A Lightsaber

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 5:00 PM
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Ben Affleck Henry Cavill Batman V Superman Lightsaber
Comic-Con launches today, which means lots of lots teases, and while it remains to be seen what Warner Bros. might unveil from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," a couple of pics circulating online are certainly getting fans talking.

Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 4:42 PM
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander — in the John Wells directed "Adam Jones."

Watch: Exclusive Clip From ‘Alive Inside’ & Its Landmark Theater iPod Initiative

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 24, 2014 2:44 PM
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Alive Inside
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett’s “Alive Inside” is a documentary won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary earlier this year. While largely focusing on individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia, the doc also touches upon the universal healing power of music while examining the state of healthcare in America.

Watch: Trailer For Sundance, Cannes And Future TIFF Sensation 'Whiplash' Starring Miles Teller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 1:42 PM
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Whiplash
A movie about jazz drumming doesn't immediately sell itself as the most dazzlingly engaging prospect. However, writer/director Damien Chazelle has put together something truly exciting with "Whiplash," which created a buzz at Sundance, continued the noise at Cannes Directors' Fortnight, and is now heading to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will likely continue the beat of strong praise from critics.

Dan Aykroyd Now Says 'Ghostbusters 3’ Will Shoot Next Spring

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • July 24, 2014 1:08 PM
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Here's he goes again. When Dan Aykroyd showed up on “The Today Show” this week to discuss his new film “Get On Up,” talk of course eventually turned to the "Ghostbusters" series, and in particular "Ghostbusters 3." Never one to miss a moment to ensure everyone that the movie is happening, he now says the paranormal franchise sequel would shoot next week.

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