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Wesley Snipes Wants To Make 'Blade 4,' Says "Experimental" 'Blade' Movies Paved The Way For 'Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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Blade: Trinity
Wesley Snipes is back! Sort of! The actor, who has spent the past handful of years mired in legal woes, while also starring in a string of forgettable, low budget movies, returns to the multiplex this month in "The Expendables 3" and could we be looking at a Snipes-aissance? Maybe (but probably not). But don't rain on Snipes' parade, because he's really hoping to make "Blade 4."

Exclusive: Trailer For Short Film 'Retrospective' With 'Game Of Thrones' Star Charles Dance

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 30, 2014 10:18 AM
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Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans.

Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 10:00 AM
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It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon.

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Takes The Magic Into The Outside World

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  • July 30, 2014 9:03 AM
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
The "Night At The Museum" films have been a terrific cash cow for 20th Century Fox, director Shawn Levy and actor Ben Stiller. Four quadrant in all the right ways, the first surprise hit film grossed $575 million worldwide and the sequel, while not quite as gangbusters still took in $413 million globally. So far, the films have explored the Museum of Natural History and The Smithsonian, but in the third film, ‘Secret Of The Tomb,’ Stiller, Owen Wilson and his growing gang of historical figure friends venture outside.

First Poster For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Promises Roadshow Release In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 9:02 AM
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Tarantino, hateful eight
“Yeah – We’re going to be doing 'The Hateful Eight.' ” is all Quentin Tarantino would say about his developing western when asked about the status of the movie at Comic-Con last weekend. But could plans be much further along that he's letting on? Well, it would certainly appear that way as before a frame has even been shot, the first poster/promo for the movie has arrived, and no it's not a fan made deal either.

Harmony Korine Is Writing A Gangster Movie For Robert Pattinson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 5:48 PM
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Robert Pattinson, Harmony Korine
You may have missed it in the feverish "Maps To The Stars"/"The Rover"/Cannes buzz, but in early May, Robert Pattinson revealed that he might make a movie with Harmony Korine. There weren't many details at the time, but a few more nuggets have been revealed, and evidence suggests the sort of unlikely project Korine has made his name on.

Watch: Trailer For 'Salomé'/'Wild Salomé Double Bill Starring Jessica Chastain And Al Pacino

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 5:00 PM
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Chastain, Salome
Back before Jessica Chastain was Jessica Chastain, at least one influential player recognized a comer. Before her breakout performance in Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life," she caught the eye of Al Pacino, who cast her in "Salomé," his film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. However, it's taken quite awhile for the project to hit the projection booth. In fact, a documentary about making of the movie, "Wild Salomé," first screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 (our review), but now both are coming as part of a double bill....at least in the U.K.

Contest: Win 'Stop Making Sense' On Blu-ray Signed By The Talking Heads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 4:24 PM
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Stop Making Sense
Any list of the best concert movies of all time would include the Talking Heads' still astounding "Stop Making Sense" (check out our entry for the movie in our feature The 10 Best Concert Movies Ever). Those of you who have seen it already know that 30 years have not dimmed such a wildly inventive and flat out fun experience. And for those of you who dig Talking Heads but somehow never managed to see it? Now is the time!

Rian Johnson Cites 'Twelve O’Clock High' & 'Letter Never Sent' Among Inspirations For 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 3:26 PM
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Twelve O'Clock High Rian Johnson Letter Never Sent
While J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode 7" doesn't have a formal, non-generic title yet, the spotlight now turns to Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode 8." With the filmmaker tapped to write and direct that installment and to write the treatment for "Star Wars: Episode 9," he's diving deep into the George Lucas created universe. And while he's likely sitting on all kinds of spoiler-y details, he recently shared a couple of clues that will give super-fans something to chew on.

Peter Jackson May Add 25 Minutes To ‘The Hobbit 2’ On DVD, Still Hopes To Make ‘The Dam Busters’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 29, 2014 2:34 PM
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
I can hear the groans now. It’s kind of amazing the narrative change on Peter Jackson and his expanded “The Lord Of The Rings” hexalogy. The first trilogy, people loved and couldn’t get enough, clamoring for those extended edition DVDs, with more and more footage making for running times that were over three hours for each film. But cut to his new, not-as-well-received ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, and there’s a lot of bemoaning about the similar running times of these movies, in most social spheres.

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