20th Century Fox has debuted a NEW trailer for ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’!

20th Century Fox has debuted a NEW trailer for ALIEN: COVENANTRidley Scott returns to the universe he created with a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. Watch the new trailer below!

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world.  When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

The movie stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.

ALIEN: COVENANT hits theaters everywhere on May 19, 2017.

New Featurette for ‘The Martian’ Wants You to Show Your Support for Astronaut Mark Watney and Help Bring Him Home

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20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for the upcoming movie The Martian featuring people sending positive messages to stranded astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon).

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Martian opens on October 2nd in theaters nationwide. Get your tickets now:http://fox.co/MartianTickets

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Michael’s Review: ‘Fantastic Four’

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After months of bad press and rumors about a dysfunctional set working environment, Fox has released their reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise for all of us to lay judgement on. Director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s first family is an unmitigated disaster from start to finish and will not only anger longtime fans of the comic, but it will annoy savvy film goers with a story that feels rushed and incomplete. This film is sadly another example of how to take a franchise, which is rich in history and beloved by millions, and suck the life out of it with unnecessary changes and inconsistent filmmaking. Fantastic Four is nowhere close to fantastic.

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Childhood friends Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) have worked on building a teleporter out of spare parts from Ben’s family’s junkyard since the 5th grade. Now high school students, the duo enter their invention in the school fair, which catches the eye of Professor Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey), director of the Baxter Foundation, a science academy for brilliant young minds sponsored by the US Government. Reed is recruited to join them to help complete the work of Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell), a young genius who created the “Quantum Gate”, a teleporter similar to Reed’s invention.  Aided by scientist Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and technician Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) along with Von Doom himself, Reed begins work on the machine with hopes to teleport the team to another dimension.

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After a successful test run,  the facility’s supervisor, Dr. Allen (Tim Blake Nelson), informs the team that they will assemble a team of NASA trained specialists to travel to Planet Zero (that’s what they’re calling the other dimension) and explore. This doesn’t sit right with Reed and Victor who convince Johnny and Ben to break protocol and ensure their legacy as the first men to teleport to another dimension. Of course things go wrong and the team is placed in danger, leaving them, along with Sue, with super-human abilities beyond their control.  From there the group is quarantined to be monitored by the government to ensure the safety of the planet, but when an opportunity to re-open to portal is presented to Dr. Allen, the temptation to explore the dimension is too much for him to deny, but what comes out is something that neither Dr. Allen, nor the team, are prepared to fight.

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On paper this seems like a pretty decent movie if it weren’t for the execution and script. The film takes a long time to get going and much of the film is people staring into computer screens with very little interaction. From there the film spirals into spliced together scenes attempting to tell a story, but there’s little character development past brief explanations of what abilities each has been given. The buildup to the showdown with Doctor Doom is as lackluster as you can get. There is no real understanding of what the characters intentions are, or why, past a few glimpses of Von Doom being anti establishment and the opportunity to create a strong rivalry between Reed and Doom was squandered throughout the film. The reveal of Doom’s look, a moment which should create excitement from the audience was met more with laughter and cringing as the attempt to re-create this iconic character with a new look was met unfavorably.

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The films actors are presented with such little, if any, emotional exploration that much of the film each character seems to just be staring off into space waiting for something to happen. Miles Teller’s exploration into what makes Reed Richards, well, Reed Richards, is lost amongst his assumption (and seemingly the assumption of the director) of how a kid with exceptional intelligence would act, which isn’t very impressive. A lot of the venom spewed at this film was over the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, a white character in the comic book, but that’s not the problem with the character, the real problem is that he isn’t Johnny that we know and love from the comics. Jordan’s interpretation of Storm is more aggressive than playful which creates more of a character filled with angst more than ego. Jamie Bell is on screen so little that it is hard to interpret his character past introverted but loyal young man. Kate Mara spends most of her time staring at a computer screen so it’s hard to interpret the emotional center of her character, but the time she does have interacting with the other characters she is given very little to work work. A real shame for such a wonderful actress, but my real issue was with Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom. Kebbell is bland and lifeless and lends to credence to the iconic character he is portraying. At no point do you feel the menacing nature of Von Doom or understand the hatred that he emits towards the Fantastic Four. A lost opportunity on top of a series of poorly executed opportunities.

Overall, Trank’s Fantastic Four is a joyless, dull film that sacrifices everything that makes the comics so great for a gritty, realistic environment which doesn’t translate well with these characters to the screen. Chalk this one up to a promising film that fell short of its mark.

Stars:

1 1/2 out of 5

After Credit Scene?

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20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios Release the Brand New trailer for ‘The Peanuts Movie!

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20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the new trailer for the upcoming Peanuts Movie and we have it for you below!

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.  Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

The Peanuts Movie hits theaters everywhere on November 6, 2015!

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New ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer and Poster are Here!

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20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and we have them for you below!

The film, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

The film stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara asSue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing). Toby Kebbell will also star as the films villain Doctor Doom.

Fantastic Four hits theaters on August 7

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Matthew Vaughn to Direct ‘Flash Gordon’?

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to direct a new version of Flash Gordon for 20th Century Fox.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (upcoming Star Trek 3), have written the script and John Davis (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) are set to produce the film.

Flash Gordon was first brought to life as the hero in a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond in 1934. The story followed the adventures of Gordon, a yale polo player, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov as they escape Earth during a meteor attack and sets off to find the people responsible. His story has been translated over television, comic books, novels and movies. including the 1980 film starring Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon.

The film would mark the fourth comic book film for Vaughn who most recently released Kingsman: The Secret Service this year.

More as it becomes available

The New ‘Poltergeist’ Trailer is Here!

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20th Century Fox and MGM have released the new trailer for their upcoming Poltergeist remake. You can check it out below!

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

The film stars Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back), Rosemarie DeWitt (Kill the Messenger), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Saxon Sharbino (Trust Me), Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and Kennedi Clements as Madison.

Poltergeist is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015.

‘Alien Nation’ Remake on The Way at 20th Century Fox

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The 80’s have been in hot demand as of late. It appears that Hollywood will continue it’s remake machine as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that 20th Century Fox is looking to bring Alien Nation back to the big screen with Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) attached to provide the screenplay.

The original film, directed by Graham Baker, took place in futuristic Los Angeles, where a an alien civilization know as the Newcomers took refuge on Earth. The group slowly begins to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine, but they become victims of a new type of discrimination. A pair of police officers, human Matthew Sykes (James Caan) and Newcomer George Francisco (Mandy Patinkin) are placed together despite the prejudice of the Sykes, to take on a case which take them into the newcomers underworld which helps the two learn a deep respect for each other.

The film was so successful for the studio that a television spinoff was ordered. Sadly, the show would only last one season but did lead to several TV movies.

No more info is available at this time but keep it here for future updates!

Reel News Daily’s Top Movies of 2014 on The Reel Big Show!

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It’s a full house on The Reel Big Show! Michael leads the group in discussion of their favorite movies of 2014, the night before the Oscar nominations. Below are their lists – with bold for which were nominated. See the list of nominations at Oscar.org.

Check out the fun IMDb quiz based on the 36 movies in all the lists!
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‘Escape From New York’ Reboot on Track at Fox

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Snake Plissken will be coming to a theater near you sooner than you thought! Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has won the remake rights to John Carpenter’s beloved sci-fi action film and Carpenter himself is set to serve as executive producer. Yes, I said John Carpenter will be involved! Praise! Read More →

New Trailer & Poster: ‘Taken 3’ – Liam Neeson is back!

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20th Century Fox has debuted the trailer and poster for Taken 3 or, should I say, Tak3n. The film is directed by Olivier Megaton and stars Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Read More →

Movie News: ‘The Maze Runner’ Sequel Has a Release Date!

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Those of us who attended San Diego Comic Con this past July were informed by director Wes Ball that pre-production on the sequel to the then unreleased film had already begun, now comes the announcement that the sequel now has a release date! Read More →

Reel News Daily’s Top Summer Movies of 2014

TopSummerMovies2014At one point the Summer Season was depicted by the film’s released between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, but the time’s have changed and so has Hollywood. Summer tent-pole films are being released earlier and earlier to avoid the cluster of blockbusters being released weekly to capitalize on the lack of competition which of course means more money. So we’ve decided to expand our scope and include April into out Top Summer Movies of 2014…buuuuut we’re also cutting off the last 2 weeks of August…so sue us!

Jeremy‘s List

10. Fort Tilden
9. Obvious Child
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
7. Calvary
6. Life Itself
5. Bluebird
4. Snowpiercer
3. Boyhood
2. Under the Skin
1. Only Lovers Left Alive

Liz‘s List

10. Neighbors
9. Chef
8. Coherence
7. Filth
6. Dom Hemingway
5. Frank
4. About Alex
3. Boyhood
2. Snowpiercer
1. Only Lovers Left Alive

Michael‘s List

10. Edge of Tomorrow
9. Filth
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
7. Nymphomaniac
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Snowpiercer
1. Boyhood

Melissa‘s List

10. Coherence
9. Godzilla
8. Locke
7. Dom Hemingway
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Filth
4. Frank
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
1. Snowpiercer


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Michael’s Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’- And the Apes Shall Inherit the Earth!

dawn of the planet of the apes_poster 01For all the summer blockbuster busts that 2014 has produced, it’s refreshing when a film like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is released.  Set a decade after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn takes us further into the backstory of how the human race succumbed to the apes and ultimately lost the planet. Director Matt Reeves takes over the franchise and creates a smart, visually stunning, spectacle that revolves more around the apes as the central characters than the humans. Andy Serkis returns to the motion capture suit to again play the role of Caesar, the leader of the apes, whose history has lead him to both respect and fear the human race. Will Dawn be the smash hit Fox is hoping for and pave a fresh new path for further sequels in this storied franchise? Read More →

Uber Wants to Take You to See ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ for Free!

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Uber, app-based transportation network and taxi company which use the technology as their main client service and they also use great GPS Garmin devices that have the best Garmin map update support so they always have the latest maps. This company wants you to attend a special screening of the anticipated spy flick Kingsman: The Secret Service this Thursday and the company is partnering with 20th Century Fox to get you there..wanna know what you win? Read More →