Dwayne Johnson Will Play a DC Comics Hero With All The Powers of Superman

Dwayne Johnson has already played one of the strongest men on the planet in his upcoming action epic Hercules, now there are rumors that he may take on the part of one of the strongest men in the entire universe for his next gig.

The actor — who’s had lengthy, rumor-inspiring, discussions with Warner Bros. and DC Comics — appears to have finally landed a role in an upcoming superhero film. Johnson had previously been rumored to play antihero Lobo, but that project fell apart. He was also reportedly considered for villainous Black Adam – but that doesn’t appear to be in the cards, either.

No, it seems most likely that Johnson will play a hero – and if we were gamblers, we’d bet that the hero is none other than Shazam based on his comments this…
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J.J. Abrams’ Second ‘Star Wars’ Set Video Brings Back Two Familiar Hunks Of Metal

The first time J.J. Abrams cracked the lid on his Mystery Box for Star Wars: Episode VII, fans unilaterally went nuts. Even the ones who have been rooting for it to fail (or seemingly so, at least, considering how much they complain) could get behind a fun-looking, practical alien that was wandering around the set behind the director. Since then, however, we haven’t really had too much official from the world of Star Wars. Sure, there have been set pics and random casting announcements, but nothing super official.

Until today, when we got our second set video from Abrams.

Once again, this video is part of a charitable endeavor to support UNICEF (donate to their campaign for chances to win Star Wars-related things, including a set visit), and once again it contains proof…
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Box Office Report: ‘Apes’ Repel ‘The Purge’ & Other Weak Newcomers

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36.0 million ($138.9 million total)

2. The Purge: Anarchy – $28.3 million ($28.3 million total)

3. Planes: Fire & Rescue – $18.0 million ($18.0 million total)

4. Sex Tape – $15.0 million ($15.0 million total)

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $10.0 million ($227.1 million total)

6. Tammy – $7.6 million ($71.2 million total)

7. 22 Jump Street – $4.7 million ($180.5 million total)

8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $3.8 million ($160.6 million total)

9. Maleficent – $3.3 million ($228.3 million total)

10. Earth to Echo – $3.2 million ($31.9 million total)

The Big Stories

At least two of the three big newcomers this weekend were thought to potentially…
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Review: ‘The Killing,’ The Final Season

“The Killing” didn’t necessarily deserve an ending after its third-season cliffhanger, but the one-time AMC series — which went from sensation to scorned in near-record time — needed one. Recognizing a property with binge potential and name recognition, Netflix has obliged, punching up a six-episode final season that reunites the central characters and picks up… »

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Movie News: Marvel Sets Movies Through 2019; James Garner Dies At 86; First Teaser for Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Nightcrawler’

Marvel: Oh, boy! Marvel Studios has scheduled releases for their next five movies, claiming July 28 and November 3, 2017; July 6 and November 2, 2018; and May 3, 2019. Officially, Marvel has set Avengers: Age of Ultron for May 1, 2015, Ant-Man for July 17, 2015, and Captain America 3 for May 6, 2016, with Doctor Strange widely expected to arrive on July 8, 2016; Marvel has previously claimed May 5, 2017 for another unannounced title. So what Marvel movies do you most want to see? [Marvel]

James Garner: Actor James Garner, whose career in movies and television spanned more than 50 years, has died at the age of 86. He gained fame in the TV Western Maverick before scoring on the big screen with roles in The Great Escape, The Americanization of Emily, Grand Prix, and many…
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Watch THE IMITATION GAME Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch; Drama Will Open the 58th London Film Festival

The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I’m sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances.

Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.]

Via The Weinstein Company.

Via StudioCanal UK.

And here’s the press release for the film opening the London Film Festival. As a side note, since the press release states that this will be the movie’s “European Premiere” and not it’s “World Premiere”, I’m inclined to believe the film will make its debut at Venice, TIFF, …read more

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Film Review: ‘Nowhere in Moravia’

The village dramedy is a perennial staple of the Czech cinema, and in “Nowhere in Moravia,” noted thesp and theater director Miroslav Krobot puts his own darkly humorous stamp on the genre.

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Exclusive Blu-ray Clip From Sabotage, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

On Tuesday, July 22, Sabotage hits Blu-ray and DVD and we’ve got your exclusive first look at a bonus feature. Check it out below! …read more

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Hercules (Featurette)

Hercules Poster

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award® nominee John Hurt. (Source)

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‘Star Wars Episode 7′: Plot Details At Last?

star wars episode 7 release date2 Star Wars Episode 7: Plot Details At Last?

Taking a trip through the Star Wars Episode VII rumor mill is a lot like playing the slots or spinning the roulette wheel; it’s all all chance. You’re as liable to land on the truth as utter fabrications, and in fact less so. J.J. Abrams is, after all, nothing if not protective of his projects’ innermost secrets, whether it’s a Super 8 or a Star Trek Into Darkness. That we know so little about the story behind his contribution to Star Wars canon is pretty much par for the course.

But amidst swirling gossip storms regarding this, that, or the other detail, it seems that we’ve finally gotten our first honest glimpse into …

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