Latest Movie News http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/movie_news en Emma Watson On Belle's New Backstory and Stockholm Syndrome Issue http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/emma-watson-belles-new-backstory-and-stockholm-syndrome-issue-728704 House Writers Feb 17th, 2017 01:01:09 pm

In exactly one month, audiences will see just how the new live action Beauty and the Beast matches up with and differs from the animated one. However, Emma Watson already gave away some significant first act differences in a new cover story for Entertainment Weekly.

It had already been revealed that in this update, Belle is the 'crazy' inventor of the family instead of Kevin Kline's version of her father. But while Maurice was merely dismissed as a kook for his inventions back then, Belle is considered "dangerous. Subversive. Beastly, even" for her "ideas and independence" as EW's Anthony Breznican puts it.

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In the 1991 version, the whole town doesn't turn into an angry mob until Gaston rallies them against the Beast.

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Process Media Announces New Series Rehearsal Space http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/process-media-announces-new-series-rehearsal-space-728703 House Writers Feb 17th, 2017 10:05:35 am

NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2017 – Process Media’s Tim Perell announced today a new web series Rehearsal Space, a digital series about musicians, their songs and where their music is created.  Lee Ranaldo, co-founding member of Sonic Youth, is featured in the first episode, filmed on location at the iconic studio Echo Canyon West in Hoboken, NJ, where the band recorded some of their albums.   Viewers can watch the series beginning February 16, 2017 at  www.rehearsalspace.tv.
 
Conceived and directed by newcomer A.F.

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'The Great Wall' Review http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/reviews/great-wall-review House Writers Feb 17th, 2017 09:18:35 am

The Great Wall isn't just what the President called his own would-be wall literally hours before this film's premiere. The very first actual great wall was made by the Chinese, and is now reimagined as the only thing protecting the world from actual monsters beyond borders, although an American actor still gets to be the real savior of China.

Yet this wasn't intentionally written for the "Make America Great Again" demographic, since it was actually co-financed by Chinese film companies and made by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou. But even if Yimou was trying to bring his own brand of high flying epic action to American blockbuster cinema, The Great Wall plays more like a carbon copy of it, perhaps right down to Matt Damon's controversial casting.

Damon's William and his partner Tovar are mercenaries searching for black powder in the Far East, only to find the Great Wall itself right before it faces a grave and terrible threat.

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AT&T Delivers Osgood Perkins’ “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” Starring Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/att-delivers-osgood-perkins%E2%80%99-%E2%80%9C-blackcoat%E2%80%99s-daughter%E2%80%9D-starring-emma-roberts-and-kiernan-shipka-728671 House Writers Feb 16th, 2017 02:38:05 pm

El SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 – AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “The Blackcoat’s Daughter.” The film is written and directed by Osgood Perkins (“The Girl In The Photographs”). It stars Emma Roberts (“Nerve”), Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”), Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS”) and James Remar (“USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage”).

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” debuted at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch it today on DIRECTV CINEMA before it hits theaters March 31.


The plot

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. 

While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can.

As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax. 

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“‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ is a chilling and provocative film filled with shocking twists and turns.

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1st New Look At 'The Last Jedi' Heroes Shown in 'Force Friday II' Preview http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/1st-new-look-last-jedi-heroes-shown-force-friday-ii-preview-728670 House Writers Feb 16th, 2017 10:47:57 am

On Sept. 1, a slew of new toys and merchandise for The Last Jedi will go on sale as part of "Force Friday II" By that time, there will be a lot more sneak peeks of how Rey, Finn, Poe and others look in the new episode, yet a photo of a sample toy box with the Force Friday II announcement now serves as the very first one.

Some things haven't changed, as both Oscar Isaac and John Boyega are back in their old Force Awakens costumes. However, Daisy Ridley's hair style and attire appears to have been updated.

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Back when Force Friday I was held before The Force Awakens, Finn was the one holding a lightsaber in the merchandise.

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Mel Gibson Being Considered To Direct 'Suicide Squad' Sequel http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/mel-gibson-being-considered-direct-suicide-squad-sequel-728669 House Writers Feb 16th, 2017 09:02:30 am

Suicide Squad was panned by many critics as hateful, misogynistic, and all too willing to enable the worst behavior of an Oscar winning co-star. In that context, perhaps it isn't a massive shock that none other than Mel Gibson is a rumored candidate to direct Suicide Squad 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gibson won his redemption, at least in the eyes of Hollywood studios and Oscar voters, for directing Hacksaw Ridge to multiple Oscar nominations. Nonetheless, Gibson's history of anti-Semitic and misogynistic actions hasn't been forgiven or forgotten by everyone, and the mere suggestion that he could receive his own massive superhero sequel anyway won't make the controversy go away any faster.

On one level, this comes out of nowhere because Gibson seemed to have a low regard for superheroes, as he claimed to turn down Thor and called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a "piece of s***" Yet Warner Brothers is clearly willing to forgive Gibson for that too, at least enough to start "courting" him and enter "early talks" while he is "familiarizing himself" with the material, according to the Reporter.

For those who most hated Suicide Squad, someone like Gibson helming its sequel may make complete sense, given its violent group of demented 'heroes', its romanticizing of an abusive relationship, and turning a blind eye to Jared Leto's antics because he's an Oscar winner.

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New 'Logan' Clip Shows Harsh Life Of X-23 http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/new-logan-clip-shows-harsh-life-x-23-728615 House Writers Feb 15th, 2017 12:20:38 pm

While Logan is built around saying goodbye to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, it is also an introduction to next generation mutant X-23. In the film's latest promotional clip, a glimpse is shown of the young girl's life as a captive experiment before she breaks free and finds safety with Logan and Charles Xavier.

X-23, a.k.a. Laura, is at the mercy of her doctors before being led back to her cell, where she is seen taking drastic measures that might require a trigger warning for some viewers.

This kind of dark, desperate act from Laura further reflects the dark and brutal direction of Logan as a whole. In fact, it might be material like that which helped make 20th Century Fox so nervous about the tone in the first place, as studio chairman Stacey Snider recently admitted.

At a Q&A in California, Snider claimed to Variety "there was real consternation about the intensity of the tone of the film." While Deadpool already proved to Fox that R-rated superhero movies could be huge, Logan is clearly far less cartoonish as it moves away from the "wise-cracking cigar-chomping mutton-sporting Wolverine" as Snider put it.

But ultimately, Snider's colleagues conceded another film with that Wolverine would be "freakin’ boring" although it took them 16 years to figure that out.

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X-Men Universe On More Stable Ground Than DCEU http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/x-men-universe-more-stable-ground-dceu-728614 House Writers Feb 15th, 2017 09:19:13 am

Between the failure of X-Men: Apocalypse and the end of Hugh Jackman's reign as Wolverine, the extended X-Men cinematic universe is in an unstable place. Then again, this is a time where the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like the only stable superhero universe in theaters right now.

When it comes to the X-Men world and the DCEU, they are both scrambling to regain stability and trust with audiences again. But at this current point and time, the X-Men universe is on somewhat steadier ground and has a better chance to get back on its feet faster, although DC can still change that with Wonder Woman and Justice League later this year.

While DC could end the year on a strong note, the X-Men world is in position to start it with a bang.

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Rumor Suggests Ben Affleck Wants Out as Batman http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/rumor-suggests-ben-affleck-wants-out-batman-728534 House Writers Feb 14th, 2017 12:26:08 pm

It seems The Batman will replace Ben Affleck as director with Matt Reeves, although replacing Affleck as Batman himself would be much harder. Yet according to Collider Movie Talk host John Campea, sources have claimed to him that Affleck wants to be free of Batman and the DCEU altogether.

Despite Campea himself being unsure if this is completely true, he still passed on what he was allegedly told by sources at Warner Brothers, starting at the 17:40 mark of the video below.

As unsubstantiated as this rumor might be, Affleck's departure as The Batman director does set a precedence, along with Chris Terrio reportedly rewriting his and Geoff Johns' original script. Nonetheless, Affleck stepping down as director seemed like the right move to help him focus more on playing Batman, but this rumor suggests his problems have gone beyond that.

If the DCEU's massive messes and critical backlash have soured Affleck, it would be pretty ironic, given that his Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of DC's few things that wasn't either panned or highly divisive.

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'Doctor Strange' Digital Release Shows New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Artwork http://www.actionmovieaddict.com/doctor-strange-digital-release-shows-new-thor-ragnarok-artwork-728533 House Writers Feb 14th, 2017 10:36:04 am

Out of the six upcoming superhero movies this year, Thor: Ragnarok is the only one that hasn’t shown a trailer or footage of any kind. However, the Digital HD release of Doctor Strange provided a sneak peek through concept art, showing drawings of a Hulk vs Thor battle and of Cate Blanchett’s evil Hela before they truly come to life.

Although this is a movie where Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk unite and go across the galaxy to defeat Hela, the most hyped part of the film will likely be their showdown on a planet of gladiators. This artwork shows that Thor will have a different helmet than usual when it happens, albeit one common to him in the comics, while the Hulk certainly has the weaponry to cut right through it.