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Prisoners Director Denis Villeneuve To Craft Blade Runner Sequel, Ford Returning

Posted on February 26, 2015
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With three strong films under his belt, Denis Villenuve has become a hot commodity. The Incendies, Prisoners, and Enemy director is about to land his biggest project to date.

The sequel to Blade Runner is finally happening, and Villenuve will helm the picture. More so, Harrison Ford, the star of the original, will return and reprise his role as Deckard.

In a press release (found below) we know the film will take place several decades after the events of the first film, but that’s pretty much it. Once Ridley Scott started to doubt his involvement in the project, names started circulating but the idea of a sequel was never set in stone.

Production is set to get underway in the Summer of 2016, in the mean time, Villeneuve will finish Sicario with Emily Blunt which hits theaters in September.

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Trailer: Love & Mercy

Posted on February 25, 2015
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The first trailer for the Brian Wilson bio-pic, Love & Mercy is here.

Paul Dano stars as the Beach Boys front-man, as the story follows Dano and John Cusack who plays Wilson past and present respectively, telling the tale of the bands early days and Wilson’s later struggles with substance abuse and mental issues.

Directed by Bill Pohlad, the film also stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

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87th Academy Award Winners

Posted on February 23, 2015
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Whether it was winners not getting off stage while they were disrespectfully played off, or winners speaking up for a cause, the 87th Academy Awards certainly had a theme.

 J.K. Simmons, who gave the performance of a lifetime in Whiplash, won Best Supporting Actor, kicked it off by telling everyone to call their parents. Patricia Arquette, who won Best Supporting Actress stood up for equal wages for Women, while Graham Moore moved everyone watching by telling the youth to “stay weird, stay different.” Common and John Legend spoke out for equal rights, and Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski blatently ignored the play off music and kept talking as he should!

Birdman took home four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. The other Academy favorite The Grand Budapest Hotel took home four Academy Awards as well, with wins in Production Design and Make-Up, and Score.

The three big upsets were Big Hero 6 topping How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the Animated Feature category, Whiplash beating Boyhood for Film Editing which was a super fun surprise, and Birdman topping Boyhood in Original Screenplay.

Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood was shut out aside from Arquette’s win which was a big surprise, and the darling of the Academy, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper took home only one gold statue.

Here’s a full list of the winners along with all the memorable speeches and moments:

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Will, Could, Should – My 2015 Oscars Predictions

Posted on February 20, 2015
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2014 was a year that left me disappointed when it came to films, and that’s something I take very personally. Every year I publish a list of most anticipated films - the single post kicks off each year with such promise and hope. Then, December rolls around and we begin to reflect, predict, and hopefully admire the greatness of the previous 12 months of cinema.

This weekend brings us the 87th Academy Awards, hosted by the great Neil Patrick Harris. In a year where not many films and performances stood out in relation to previous years, that does bode well for the Oscars as predictions are a bit tougher to nail down. I have found more of the bigger awards to be a wide open race aside from the supporting actor/actress awards, those have been locks for months.

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led the nominations with nine a piece, while The Imitation Game got eight and Boyhood and American Sniper each garnered six nods. Our favorite film of the year, Whiplash got five nominations.

Here is my annual Could, Should, Will Win prediction article of the the Oscars. Quick recap of how this goes, Will Win = my prediction / Could Win = dark horse / Should Win = who I want to win. Got it? Lets go!

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Review: Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Posted on February 16, 2015
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It’s about time we were entertained at the cinema.

While everyone else is trudging along with his or her significant other to see Fifty Shades of Grey, I decided to take mine to something a bit more upscale and noble. After all that is what being a Kingsmen is all about.

Matthew Vaughn, best known for X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, returns to his niche of comic book inspired films with Kingsmen:The Secret Service, a film that pays homage to old James Bond films while at the same time depicting the film with a sense of stylish camera work that allows for it to blend the spy thriller and comic book visuals together seamlessly.

Colin Firth plays Harry Hart a.k.a “Galahad” , a dapper fellow with a fondness for explosive trinkets and bullet proof umbrellas. He is one of a handful of men that make up the Kingsmen, a group of super spies / modern-day knights who take on the most dangerous of missions without ever revealing their identity. When one of their own dies in a mission, the search for a replacement begins immediately. Each of the Kingsmen present a candidate of their choosing to compete in exercises and tests to see who is Kingsmen material.

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Trailer: Crimson Peak

Posted on February 13, 2015
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The long awaited Crimson Peak, from director Guillermo del Toro finally has a trailer.

Led by Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam, the film tells a tale of a gothic horror story about an author who finds out her husbands has some dark secrets, all while taking place in a haunted house.

Perfect for Halloween.

Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven,” del Toro tells STYD. “It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.”

Crimson Peak opens on October 16th, 2015.

Trailer: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Posted on February 12, 2015
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We have been talking about this one for many years, but it looks like we’re finally getting close to a release date. Originally set to be directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney and Tom Cruise, filming got underway two years ago with Guy Ritchie directing and Henry Cavill in the lead.

Superman plays a spy named Napoleon Solo, in a modern retelling of the 1964 MGM T.V. series.

The film also stars Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, and Elizabeth Debicki.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters on August 14th, 2015.

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First Trailer for Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, Starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone

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The first trailer for the long “untitled” Cameron Crowe project is here.

It’s called Aloha.

The film stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who returns to Hawaii, scene of his greatest successes, to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite. His return to the island becomes a little more complicated thanks to the presence of his ex-girlfriend (Rachel McAdams), her new husband (John Krasinski) and a peppy Air Force pilot (Emma Stone).

The film also stars Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and Danny McBride.

Aloha will open in the US on 29 May 2015, with a UK release on September 4th, 2015.

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Trailer: Trainwreck

Posted on February 11, 2015
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Judd Apatow is back with one of the most highly anticipated comedies of the year, putting rising star Amy Schumer front and center.

Schumer has stated that the film is loosely based on her life, but it seems like we have a gem on our hands. Cameos from WWE Superstar John Cena and NBA star LeBron James only add to the hilarity.

Written by Schumer herself, the film follows her character who since a little girl was told that the idea of a fantasy romance is not what happens in real life. She took that advice, from her father, and ended up applying it to her New York lifestyle.

The film also stars Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Radcliffe, Ezra Miller, Barkhad Abdi, and many more cameos.

Trainwreck hits theaters on July 17th, 2015.

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Trailer: Hitman: Agent 47

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It’s another reboot. This time, a video game series is getting a makeover as Hitman gets a new face, with even more deadly skills.

In 2007 we got a strange take on the property, led by Timothy Olyphant, but 20th Century Fox decided it needed some fresh blood. Homeland’s Rupert Friend has been cast as Agent 47 as a killing machine whose job is to stop a corporation from making more like him.

It looks like a pretty straight forward action flick, but that escape from the interrogation room scene that is in the trailer is pretty bad ass. So here’s to hoping there’s more of that and less run of the mill fights and gunfire.

The film is directed by Aleksander Bach and stars Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, and Ciaran Hinds.

Hitman: Agent 47 hits theaters on August 28th, 2015.

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