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New Poster And Trailer For The SpongeBob Movie

Sponge Out Of Water

“Utterly terrifying!” was the verdict of one member of Team Empire at first viewing of this new The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water trailer. They may have a point. It would not be difficult to make one of those Mary-Poppins-as-horror type YouTube re-edits out of this. Seriously, this is an animation that features the line: “Welcome to the apocalypse! I hope you like leather.”



Nonetheless, the spongey superhero – a bath-time Bruce Banner – is more beloved that EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD PUT TOGETHER among its devoted fanbase, who will be counting the minutes before his next adventures commence.

In this one – the second movie treatment for Ol’ Spongepants – looks more crammed full of sugary mayhem than an explosion at a hundreds and thousands factory. The Spongeplot takes Robert and pals to the surface of the sea and a quest among the humans to replenish their stock of Krabby Patties. {SpongeBob: Sponge Out Of Water Poster} There awaits Antonio Banderas, auditioning for Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 as some kind of bearded buccaneer, and perils galore. Including car chases, cannon fire and (hopefully biodegradable) six-pack yokes.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water splashes down on March 20, 2015.








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'Interstellar' Clip: Matthew McConaughey Told Rockets Are "Useless Machines"

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 4 hours 12 min ago

"You don't believe we went to the moon?" McConaughey's Cooper asks his daughter's teacher after learning that's what she's being taught.

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Roman Polanski Reportedly Questioned, Released in Poland Amid Renewed U.S. Extradition Bid

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 4 hours 19 min ago

The director was questioned by prosecutors in Krakow on Thursday

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Brisbane fest reveals first selection

Film Industry News - 4 hours 41 min ago
First films for Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival announced
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New 'Ex Machina' Trailer Blurs Lines Between Man and Machine

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 4 hours 54 min ago

“One day, the A.I.s are gonna look back on us the same way we look at fossils"

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'Night at the Museum' Event Set to Turn on London Christmas Lights


Regent Street's famed festive illuminations are regularly hawked out to promote family films

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'Ex Machina' Trailer Starring Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 5 hours 13 min ago

Following the two posters released yesterday, A24 Films have released domestic and international trailers along with a third poster for the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which marks the directorial debut of Alex Garland, the writer behind 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd 3D.

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Caleb Smith, a talented a programmer at a massive internet-search company, who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.

A24 Films picked up the domestic rights to Ex Machina yesterday, with the film set for an April 10, 2015 release. Universal International Pictures will release the film in the U.K. on January 23, 2015. Take a look at the first footage and the one-sheet below as A.I. becomes a reality in Ex Machina.

Ex Machina comes to theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Corey Johnson, Deborah Rosan, Evie Wray, Sonoya Mizuno, Elina Alminas. The film is directed by Alex Garland.

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Watch Pee-wee Herman Dub the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 5 hours 16 min ago

Paul Reubens gives the Marvel trailer a voiceover

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Mark Ruffalo on the Hulk's Future, the Dangers of Fracking and "Smear Campaigns" Against Actor Activists

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 5 hours 22 min ago

The 'Foxcatcher' star, who co-founded Water Defense, will be honored at the Britannia Awards on Oct. 30

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Revealed as T-800 in 'Terminator Genisys'

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 5 hours 38 min ago

Following yesterday's magazine covers, EW has debuted more photos of the Terminator Genisys cast in costume including our first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aging T-800. We also get our first glimpse at the iconic T-800 exoskeleton, which hasn't changed much in design.

The other photos feature Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Jason Clarke (John Connor) and Matt Smith. While a few important plot details were unveiled in yesterday's report, this latest batch of images go onto confirm that the beginning of the movie will recreate the infamous scene from the 1984 original, which finds a group of 80s punks confronting the Terminator at L.A.'s Griffith &#173Observatory. The scene is pushing the realm of VFX, using an Arnold Schwarzenegger body double and digital scans of the actor's face from James Cameron's first film.

Producer David Ellison describes the effects being used, and how they will create a villain the likes of which have never been seen on the big screen. He is said to be a man-machine hybrid this is called a 'real game changer'.

Director director Alan &#173Taylor explains:

"Part of the challenge is to &#173dazzle people with something they haven't seen before. There are elements in our main villain that are straining the capacities of our brilliant visual-effects people. So that's a good sign."

Check out these latest photos, and read more about the film: clickHere

Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Douglas Smith, Dayo Okeniyi. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

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Icelandic Drama 'Of Horses and Men' Wins Nordic Council Film Prize

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 5 hours 48 min ago

Benedikt Erlingsson's feature beat out Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' and Swedish avalanche film 'Force Majeure'

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China's Sohu Prepares Purchase of Online Video Provider 56.com

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 6 hours 21 min ago

The move is the latest sign of growing consolidation in online video market in China

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Creative England launches international markets scheme

Film Industry News - 6 hours 21 min ago
12 participants will be selected in the programme backed by Creative Skillset.
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Paul Reubens: New 'Pee-wee' Movie Starts Production in February With Judd Apatow

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 6 hours 23 min ago

The comedian talked about the movie's status with Jimmy Fallon

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Alex Garland's Ex_Machina Trailer And Poster Land

Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander set heads to 'trip'

Alan Turing’s story is, of course, explored in The Imitation Game (landing on November 14) but the British maths genius’ legacy also fuels Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina. The Turing Test — a quiz devised by Turing to test whether humans can tell whether they’re talking to a machine or another person – is at the heart of Garland’s sci-fi, which has a new trailer and two posters to share with you. The former has a disruptive, schizoid soundscape like no other...

The machine in question is Alicia Vikander’s artificial intelligence, Ava, pride and joy of an enigmatic tech CEO Nathan (played by Oscar Isaac). Domhnall Gleeson’s Caleb, a coder for Nathan’s Google-like search giant Bluebook, wins the opportunity to spend a week with the two of them, a kind of human guinea pig for his boss’s experiment at his Alaskan mountain retreat. {Ex Machina Posters} “It’s an old-fashioned science-fiction,” Garland explains in Empire's new on-set report. “You’ve got two guys, a female robot and another woman, and it’s what happens to those four people over the course of trying to establish whether this machine is conscious or not. And the examination of the machine’s consciousness leads to an examination of their own. Hence it gets trippy and psychedelic.”

“Trippy and psychedelic” sounds good to us. The fourth corner of this eerie rectangle remains largely under wraps, even in the trailer.

Ex_Machina makes it UK bow on January 23. US readers will be seeing it from April 25, thanks to a newly-signed distribution deal with A24.


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First 'Interstellar' Clip: Were the Moon Landings Faked?

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 6 hours 27 min ago

Paramount Pictures has released the first clip for Interstellar, which helps set up Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, who must travel into the deepest reaches of space to save mankind.

Here, we watch as Cooper visits his daughter Murph's school, where he is reprimanded for giving his child an old federal textbook before they were updated and replaced with the 'correct' information. It seems Cooper has been filling Murph's head with propaganda about the lunar landings. The teacher explains that the Apollo missions were actually faked to bankrupt the Soviet Union.

Cooper, who will soon be embarking on is own journey into space, is appalled by what he hears in his daughter's classroom. The idea that we never went to the moon doesn't sit well with his own beliefs, perfectly encapsulating who this man is and what he stands for in this story that chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. We also discover what happened to Cooper's wife and why she is no longer alive.

Interstellar will finally be released in 70mm IMAX film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5, two days ahead of its nationwide release. The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Take a look at this first scene, which helps set up the drama and adventure that will soon play out in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic.

Interstellar comes to theaters November 7th, 2014 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Alex Garland's Ex Machina Trailer And Poster Land

Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander set heads to 'trip'

Alan Turing’s story is, of course, explored in The Imitation Game (landing on November 14) but the British maths genius’ legacy also fuels Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. The Turing Test — a quiz devised by Turing to test whether humans can tell whether they’re talking to a machine or another person – is at the heart of Garland’s sci-fi, which has a new trailer and two posters to share with you. The former has a disruptive, schizoid soundscape like no other...

The machine in question is Alicia Vikander’s artificial intelligence, Ava, pride and joy of an enigmatic tech CEO Nathan (played by Oscar Isaac). Domhnall Gleeson’s Caleb, a coder for Nathan’s Google-like search giant Bluebook, wins the opportunity to spend a week with the two of them, a kind of human guinea pig for his boss’s experiment at his Alaskan mountain retreat. {Ex Machina Posters} “It’s an old-fashioned science-fiction,” Garland explains in Empire's new on-set report. “You’ve got two guys, a female robot and another woman, and it’s what happens to those four people over the course of trying to establish whether this machine is conscious or not. And the examination of the machine’s consciousness leads to an examination of their own. Hence it gets trippy and psychedelic.”

“Trippy and psychedelic” sounds good to us. The fourth corner of this eerie rectangle remains largely under wraps, even in the trailer.

Ex Machina makes it UK bow on January 23. US readers will be seeing it from April 25, thanks to a newly-signed distribution deal with A24.








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Taiwan Warns Against Banning Golden Horse Awards in Mainland China

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 7 hours 34 min ago

Taiwan culture minister Lung Ying-tai says stopping coverage would be a backward step

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Orson Welles' The Other Side Of The Wind Nears Cinemas

His lost, final, unfinished film could hit screens next year

In January 2011, word arrived that Orson Welles' final unfinished film The Other Side Of The Wind was slowly emerging from a messy rights issue and could be on its way to completion. Skip to today, and The New York Times reports that an LA production company has reached a deal.

Royal Road spent five years chasing down rights holders and had to negotiate a deal between the various competing parties: Welles’s long-time companion and collaborator, Oja Kodar; his daughter and sole heir, Beatrice Welles; and an Iranian-French production company, L’Astrophore.

“I am going to sign the contract,” Kodar tells the Times. “The catalyst is the hundred-year anniversary and everybody is moving in a kind of wave. When I finally see it on the screen, then I will tell you that the film is done.”

Wind stars John Huston as a Welles-ish, Hemingway-esque film director, throwing a party on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The narrative flashes backwards and forwards through events in his long life, and encompasses the points of view of journalists at the party who are intent on unravelling the director's macho persona. Peter Bogdanovich co-stars (much of the film was shot at his house, where Welles lived for two years), and the cast also includes Dennis Hopper, Claude Chabrol and Welles' long-term partner Oja Kodar.

Shooting and editing on The Other Side Of The Wind took place sporadically over several years, taking in Arizona, France, Holland, England, Spain, Belgium and MGM studios. Welles called it "96% complete" in 1972, and "on the brink of completion" in 1976. By 1979 Welles had edited about 40 minutes of the film, but then hit legal trouble over rights ownership. The unfinished negative has been in a vault in Paris ever since, with occasional rumblings of its re-surfacing.

The Showtime network had many of the rights problems ironed out by the late 1990s, but faced opposition from the Welles estate. Bogdanovich has been trying to assemble the film for years, and will now get his chance alongside long-time Steven Spielberg producer Frank Marshall.

“We will set up a cutting room and Peter Bogdanovich and I will assemble the film,” Marshall says. “We have notes from Orson Welles. We have scenes that weren’t quite finished, and we need to add music. We will get it done. The good news is that it won’t take so long because of all of the technology today.”

The Royal Road team will be raising funds and finding distributors for the film at this year’s American Film Market, due to kick off next month. If all goes well, the company is looking to screen it next year around May 6, the 100th anniversary of Welles’ birth.


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First Look At Simon Pegg In Absolutely Anything

Terry Jones' sci-fi jamboree makes its bow

Before he boffins up again as Mission: Impossible 5’s scampish Q-alike Benji Dunn, Simon Pegg is teaming up with the Python crew for a whole different kind of motion picture experience. Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything promises, well, absolutely anything. On the agenda is sci-fi lunacy, a Douglas Adams-y plot, a Monty Python reunion and a dog called Dennis. These first-look stills from the film offer a closer look. {First Look At Absolutely Anything} “It’s about a man called Neil”, Jones told Empire, “a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens.”

That man, Neil Clarke, is played by Pegg. He’s following up Star Trek, The World’s End and Shaun Of The Dead with apocalypse-grade action of a whole other stripe.

“He can make anything happen”, elaborated the director, “[but] he doesn't realise it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything?’ and Neil responds with, ‘I'd make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporise them.’ Then there's an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C’s classroom, open the door and there's a vast hole in the ground.”

Those extra-terrestrials will be voiced by writer/director Jones alongside old pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, while Robin Williams also stepped into the voice booth to provide vocals for the main man’s dog, Dennis. Neil will ultimately face a choice that comes down to between man’s best friend and the woman (Catherine, played by Kate Beckinsale) our man loves.

Set in North London, Absolutely Anything shot earlier this year and will be on the big screen in the summer of 2015.








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