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Kate Mara Says 'The Fantastic Four' Movie Won’t Be Based On The Comic Book

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 15, 2014 2:20 PM
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The upcoming reboot of the “The Fantastic Four” movie has been described by the screenwriter, Simon Kinberg as “real, gritty and grounded.” The writer/producer even said the Josh Trank-directed movie was akin to “Batman Begins.” Now if you know the original “Fantastic Four” movies with Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, you know those films are nothing like “Batman Begins.” They’re much more in line with the comic—a bit goofy, broad and silly (which is why Tim Story’s movies might be terrible, but they were in the spirit of the comics).

TIFF '11 Review: 'Ten Year' Brings Together A Strong Cast For A Mixed Bag Of Comedy & Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2011 1:00 AM
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Births, funerals, marriage, anniversaries and even annual vacations have all served as plot devices in the reunion film, a genre that usually finds middle-aged or older characters dealing with a crisis that is exacerbated by seeing old family and friends. And while "Ten Year" certainly isn't breaking new territory, producer and star Channing Tatum, along with writer/director Jamie Linden ("Dear John"), do take an interesting approach. Wisely not going far beyond their own age bracket, this film brings together a pretty solid ensemble cast of some of the best up-and-coming actors working right now for a tale that catches up with a gaggle of friends for a reunion -- you guessed it -- ten years after their graduation from high school. Taking on a bunch of characters as they leave their twenties is definitely a smart concept but instead of offering what could have been an honest look at contemporary soon-to-be thirtysomethings and the challenges, fears and triumphs they have endured, "Ten Year" delivers a mixed bag of CW plots that at worst are cliché and predictable, with a very few that do stand out.

Review: 'Ironclad' Is Made Of Flimsy Fabric

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 7, 2011 3:14 AM
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There have been a wealth of medieval swordplay pictures in the last couple of years. Some have adhered to a jumpcut-heavy editing method to allow these pictures a contemporary feel. Others have taken advantage of more liberal times allowing these films the influx of the blood and guts appropriate to the era. But it’s a good bet that none of these efforts from recent years has nearly the same amount of scenery-chewing as “Ironclad.”

Kate Mara & Treat Williams Join Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde In 'Blackbird' (aka 'Kin')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2011 7:36 AM
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Sissy Spacek & Kris Kristofferson Round Out The CastVariety reports that Kate Mara and Treat Williams, who both featured in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" but didn't share any screen time, are set to reunite and actually appear at the same time on screen in the upcoming crime thriller "Blackbird" starring Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde.

Watch: Trailer For Medieval Action Pic 'Ironclad' Starring Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy & Kate Mara

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 5:09 AM
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When "Ironclad" was first announced, it featured an intriguing cast attached with Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Bob Hoskins, Robert Carlyle, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, William Moseley, Colm Meaney and Angus McFayden. But as these things go, as development got underway casting shifted for a variety of reasons and it now arrives with Giamatti and Purefoy still aboard with Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Jamie Foreman and new guy Aneurin Barnard. And now the first trailer debuted by HeyUGuys has laned and....we're not so impressed.

Watch: Trailer For Comedy 'Peep World' With Michael C. Hall, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2011 2:56 AM
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Scheduling during a film festival is tough and sometimes you can just can't get in everything you want to see and such is the case for "Peep World," a film that we couldn't squeeze into our already packed itinerary at last year's TIFF. Well, we didn't have to wait too long to get a chance to see it as it's set to his theaters soon.

Watch: Trailer For 'Happythankyoumoreplease' Combines Every Indie Movie You've Ever Seen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 10:23 AM
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This was the Audience Award winner at last year's Sundance Film Festival and well, we're still trying to figure out why. Maybe it's the way the trailer is cut but "Happythankyoumoreplease," the writing and directing debut of actor Josh Radnor, seems like an amalgam of every indie movie we've seen in the past decade, with attractive young people figuring things out and finding themselves in this crazy thing called modern life.

Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel & More Testing For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 3:10 AM
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Kate Mara & Charlotte Riley In The Mix; Eva Green & Naomi Watts Have Not Been CastWhile a number of names have been in the mix since last fall for what are apparently two major female roles in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "The Dark Knight Rises," with production set to begin in just under five months, it looks like the director is still not done seeing what his options are.

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