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Star Wars: Rogue One - Here Are Two More Alternate Endings That Didn’t Make It

13 hours ago

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The more we hear about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the more it feels like there can be an entire movie made from all the deleted scenes and alternate takes. In fact, in the several months prior to its release, it seemed clear this movie would have a lot of scenes not make the final cut. Looking at the first teaser and that final trailer, there seemed to be a lot of changes that would change the course of the entire flick. When the film came out, those differences were highlighted all the more.

Related: One Writer Can't Believe They Got Away With That Ending In Rogue One

In weeks past, we’ve learned a great deal about what was taken out — how the third act was condensed for time, and how the fate of our heroes »

- Joseph Medina

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The Flash "Duet" Review

14 hours ago

One of the most anticipated episodes of The Flash this year had to be "Duet" with the frame of the story line being a musical.  Ever since the two Glee graduates teamed up last year on Supergirl the idea of a musical episode had been in the works.  "Duet" was a much needed change of pace even if you aren't into musicals.  The past couple of weeks the characters of The Flash have dealt with some serious events and heavy emotions, so it was nice to see a change of pace.  With Barry’s proposal to Iris being exposed as a falsehood, Wally being stuck in the Speed Force for a brief time period reliving the death of his mom, and Caitlin and Julian trying to figure out their relationship made it welcoming for an episode that was light hearted and made us able to smile at the end.

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- Michael Connally

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Gets An IMAX Poster, Gunn Pushes 3D

15 hours ago

In an age where studios are looking for ways to reduce the window from a film’s theatrical release to its home release, premium ticket sales are an increasingly important aspect. Theaters need to find a way to get audiences out of their homes and into the theaters, and the main means of doing so nowadays is both 3D and IMAX. 

Related: Studios Looking To Shorten Window Between Theatrical And Home Releases?

While IMAX seems to have been genuinely accepted by cinephiles, no one really seems to actually care for 3D unless it was made specifically with the format in mind. If you’re one of those folks, then this news from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn may be a godsend. As per usual, Gunn took to Facebook to share some new nuggets of information for his upcoming film. In this particular post, he shared a new IMAX poster. »

- Joseph Medina

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Power Rangers: Six-Movie Arc Already In The Works?

16 hours ago

If you’re making a big budget blockbuster these days, chances are you aren’t just looking at one film. You’re looking at a series of films. Sure, Hollywood has always been about sequelizing. You can look back in recent decades and see the myriad of sequels that have spawned from amazing original films. With very few exceptions, however, they weren’t planned from the ground-up as franchises. It was more of a “let’s see how this does, and then maybe” kind of thing. It’s a reason why oftentimes sequels were inferior to their predecessors: the character arcs were already over, and there was nowhere else for them to go.

Nowadays, with the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems as though every studio is looking for the next big franchise to lean on for the foreseeable future. For the longest time for Lionsgate, that franchise was The Hunger Games. »

- Joseph Medina

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Deadpool 2: Michael Shannon Emerges As Frontrunner To Play Cable

17 hours ago

Here at Lrm we're kind of into Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds' sarcastic Merc with a Mouth jolted new life into the flagging superhero genre last year and anticipation for the sequel has grown exponentially over the last several months. The internet has been buzzing over the recent announcement of actress Zazie Beetz securing the role of mutant marksman Domino, but there's been far greater debate (and some crazy speculation) over who should portray the time-travelling super-soldier, Cable. 

A list of plausible, potential actors has made the rounds, including Stranger Things' fearless sheriff David Harbour and Friday Night Lights alum Kyle Chandler; on the sligtly less-likely side, rumors include Brad Pitt, Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, WWE's Adam Copeland (Edge), and even Charlize Theron; and yet, here's not been a clear frontrunner for the part.

Until today.

If you're unfamiliar with the character, Cable is the offspring of X-Men's Cyclops/Scott Summers »

- David Kozlowski

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Chips Red Carpet Premiere Interviews with Michael Peña, Jessica McNamee and More!

17 hours ago

Boys in blue have arrived to their Hollywood premiere earlier this week to promote the raunchy comedy Chips.

Most of the cast, including the main stars Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, were in attendance to celebrate the premiere. Chips will be in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 24.

Other cast members in attendance included Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Ben Falcone, Vida Guerra, Jackie Tohn, Arturo del Puerto and Carly Hatter.

There were also plenty of guests on the carpet, including Erik Estrada, Melissa McCarthy and Oscar de la Hoya.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (Chp) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job-inside the Chp. »

- Gig Patta

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Hollywood Studios Looking To Release Films At Home Weeks After Theatrical Release?

19 hours ago

Over the past 20 years or so, there have been huge strides in home theater entertainment. When I was growing up, the biggest, baddest TVs out on the market were those massive 800lb projection TVs. If I went over a friend’s house and saw that big bastard in their living room, I knew we’d have a great time. Of course, even I knew back then that the home theater market wasn’t perfect. Those TVs had a terrible view range, and it’s only in the years following that they’ve made great strides, moving from projection to LCD and so on. 

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see a solid 60-inch HDTV screens in homes. With such improvements becoming the norm, as well as the proliferation of streaming film and TV on such services as Netflix, Hulu, and everything in between, it was inevitable that studios would begin »

- Joseph Medina

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Baywatch Trailer #2: Jason Bourne Has Nothing On Them

20 hours ago

Baywatch has a real branding problem. Most associate it with a subpar television show from the ‘90s that took itself too seriously and had those laughable running on the beach sequences. They need to let audiences know that this isn’t their parents’ Baywatch. Interestingly enough, this is a very similar problem that the Baywatch is facing in the upcoming film starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. In a plot that seems ripped straight out of the Jump Street franchise, they’re breaking the fourth wall left and right just to prove how different it is from the source material.

And it’s working. The end product seems to bear no resemblance to the TV show on which it is based, and that works out for the best. Johnson and Efron seem to have solid chemistry, and a good portion of the jokes land on fairly solid ground, but is »

- Joseph Medina

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Death Note: Netflix’s Live-Action Adaptation Finally Gets A Teaser, Release Date

22 hours ago

For several years now, Death Note has been one of those anime and manga adaptations that seems to have been in constant development in Hollywood. While it’s definitely one of the newer manga series out there to get tossed around Tinsel Town, it joined the likes of Akira and Ghost in the Shell as one of the series that would inevitably head on over to the west. 

Unlike a good number of anime or manga series coming out of Japan, it was one with a premise that could easily be catered to a Western audience with few changes. Just rearrange the setting, change shinigami to grim reaper, or some variation, and you got yourself a pretty solid thriller. More than even Akira and Ghost in the Shell, I felt Death Note had the potential to really take off in a big way in North America.

Some time ago, Netflix picked up the property, »

- Joseph Medina

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Power Rangers Won’t Give Beauty And The Beast Much Trouble -- The Weekend Warrior

23 hours ago

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

So we’re going to try something different this week, because the Weekend Warrior has been getting a little long in the tooth, and we’re worried that our busy readers may prefer shorter and more concise pieces. We’ll give this a try over the next few weeks and maybe I’ll write a little more when there’s a bigger movie opening.

How Will Power Rangers and Two Other Movies Fare Against Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

This past weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reigned supreme with nearly $175 million--over $20 million more than my prediction (ouch!)--and even with a substantial drop this weekend, it’s unlikely that any of the three new movies will be able to »

- Edward Douglas

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Could A Sequel For Beauty And The Beast Be In The Works?

23 hours ago

With an amazing opening weekend of $350 million, Beauty and the Beast is now in line to possibly pass up the $1 billion dollar range when it's all said and done. This classic tale of an enchanted castle even went on to domestically beat out the live action debut of DC's trinity in Batman V Superman. There is no doubt that Disney has found it's groove in terms of how to produce successful films that are appealing to multiple audiences. For example Cinderella, Maleficent, The Jungle Book and now Beauty and the Beast have a special place in a lot of people's hearts who grew up with their beloved characters. Now with children of their own, Disney's brand of story telling is passed on to the next generation. With this kind of success, could this spin off a sequel?

Deadline has released an exclusive interview with the president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sean Bailey. »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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Life Screenwriters Rhett Reese And Paul Wernick -- Interview

23 hours ago

Hollywood writing duos are a long-standing tradition that’s continued through the years and there have been even more recently, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have created a particularly creative knack for tackling genre and franchise.

I personally met the duo on the set of their 2009 movie Zombieland many years ago, and watched them taking on other big genre movies including G.I. Joe: Retaliation, before working with Ryan Reynolds to develop a Deadpool movie that was hugely popular with superhero fans.

Their new movie Life is an outer space thriller also starring their Deadpool collaborator Ryan Reynolds, along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson as half the crew of the International Space Station, who have recovered a sample of life from the surface of Mars. It’s a single cell organism that’s been frozen, but when they try to revive it, it starts growing, becoming stronger and more violent towards its would-be captors. »

- Edward Douglas

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Ghost in the Shell: Check Out This Extended Clip From The Film’s Opening!

22 March 2017 6:40 AM, PDT

Paramount has a bit of an uphill battle with a film like Ghost in the Shell. Even setting aside the whole whitewashing controversy, it has a bit going against it. Sure, the film is sort of a hard sci-fi that a specific audience will be up for checking out, but is it too dry and too serious for your average, everyday moviegoer? In addition, while anime has its place in the American subculture, it’s by no means a big draw to the theaters.

As a result, the filmmakers had a tough balance to hit with Ghost in the Shell. Could they remain faithful enough to the manga and anime to satisfy fans, all while drawing in mainstream moviegoers? That remains to be seen, as the film is still over a week away. However, the trailers they have thrown together have shown plenty of promise. However, in order to convince any final, »

- Joseph Medina

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WWE Monday Night Raw Reaction 3/20/2017

22 March 2017 12:12 AM, PDT

We're a couple weeks away from the biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania. Traditionally, the WWE has gone all out in trying to build up interest for what they call "The Showcase of the Immortals." This year, we have the WWE once again in a brand split, trying to create two separate shows with two separate identites that never intermingle. Former WWE announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross stated back in July when the brand split first occurred that we as fans would best be able to judge the success of the brand split by Wrestlemania time. So, with Wrestlemania 33 happening on April 2nd and being shown live on the WWE Network, how did Monday Night Raw add up this week? 

The show opened with Mick Foley being fired as Raw General Manager. In real life, Foley has hip surgery coming up soon to help aleviate some of »

- Tim Jousma

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Exclusive: Michael Peña Confirms He'll Be in Ant-Man 2

21 March 2017 10:38 PM, PDT

The Internet sometimes can spread rumors like wildfire.

There was speculation that Michael Peña may or may not be in the upcoming Ant-Man 2 or also known as Ant-Man and the Wasp.

In a video sit-down interview with Collider, actor Michael Pena told the outlet that he hasn’t received a call from Marvel Studios in regards to reprising his role as the funny Luis in the sequel.

He told Collider, “No, No. I haven’t gotten the phone call yet. I don’t know if I’m gonna get the phone call. Who knows?”

Now, it’s unclear when the interview took place, but a lot of things can happen since that interview. In the meantime, several online news outlets are reporting that there's a chance he may not be in the movie due to no phone call.

During the red carpet of Chips, Lrm was attendance for the »

- Gig Patta

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What Is Warner Bros. Pictures Showing At WonderCon? Could It Be A Justice League Trailer?

21 March 2017 9:30 PM, PDT

WonderCon is a little over a week away, and last Friday we got an finally got a look at the programming for the 3 day event in Anaheim, California released by the official Comic-Con website. Last year DC Comics used WonderCon to announce their entire creative line ups for the very successful Rebirth event that took place in their comic books. 

This year there was one specific panel that stood out above the rest. It will take place in the Arena on Saturday, April 1st at 4:30pm and it's titled "Warner Bros. Pictures". This is the description that goes along with the schedule:

Get a sneak peek at upcoming films from Warner Bros., New Line, and DC Entertainment Films, with special guests Tba.

Speculation around the internet is growing that this is possibly where we are going see the next Justice League trailer released. Zack Snyder had already promised a »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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The Terminator Franchise Has Been Terminated

21 March 2017 9:28 PM, PDT

The New York Daily News is reporting that Paramount Pictures has declined the chance to make a follow up to Terminator: Genisys, the last film in the Terminator franchise. While the film made money at the box office, the critical drubbing the film received made the prospects of another sequel daunting to say the least. Add to that the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in his 70's and the chance anyone had of striking gold again with this series has gone the way of the dodo. 

The first two films in the series are classics. The rest are mediocre at best. To me, the franchise suffered  simply because the people in charge of the various sequels not named James Cameron didn't really understand the source material and tried to add depth to a story that didn't really need it. Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a perfect capstone for the series. »

- Tim Jousma

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Ivan Reitman Explains What The Future May Hold For Ghostbusters

21 March 2017 8:09 PM, PDT

Ghostbusters certainly made a splash in 2016, whether it was the controversy surrounding the new female cast or its presence across all forms of media. Hell, they brought back canned Ecto Cooler! Unfortunately, the new film did not receive the same praise as the original and earned mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. The reboot also didn't pull its weight at the Box Office, bringing the future of the franchise into question.

Most thought Ghostbusters (2016) was the end. Prior to release, Sony was attempting to mount a universe akin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with sequels, spin-offs, and an animated film. They even started a new production company, Ghost Corps, with a fancy new logo that you would have seen if you actually went to the movie. So, is Ghostbusters dead until it inevitably gets remade in ten years?

Perhaps not. Ivan Reitman, director/co-creator of the two original Ghostbusters »

- Nick Doll

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Jurassic World 2 Director Promises Practical Dinosaurs In New Photo

21 March 2017 7:20 PM, PDT

Jurassic Park is one of the best films of all time. Period. So far it has spawned three sequels including 2015's Jurassic World, which served as a jumping off point for a new trilogy of films starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Whether you loved it as much as I did, or despised it, Jurassic World was a smash hit, proving the franchise still has legs. Legs with feet sporting one giant sharp claw, that is. 

The next installment of the franchise, currently known as Jurassic World 2 -- though hopefully they lose the "2" and get a new title -- has already begun production in order to make its June 22, 2018 release date. Howard, Pratt, and Bd Wong (as Dr. Henry Wu), are returning for the sequel, in addition to exciting additions including James Cromwell, Toby Jones, and Rafe Spall, some of whom will likely be eaten, or simply disemboweled. Taking »

- Nick Doll

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Amazon Picks Up Anthology Series Based On Philip K. Dick's Works

21 March 2017 4:58 PM, PDT

What would you say to a new live-action, anthology series based on the short stories of legendary sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, funded by UK's Channel 4, and produced by Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Cranston? Could you maybe squeeze time into your busy schedule for 10 episodes of speculative fiction, from a writer's room whose credits include: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Justified, Doctor Who, and The Night Manager? Sounds awesome, right? Well, good news, it's called Electric Dreams and it's coming soon to Amazon Prime. 

Anthology series were a regular staple in the early days of television (Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents), but in recent years the standalone format has fallen out of favor. Yet, many people will tell you that their all-time favorite TV episodes were one-off stories, like "Home" (X-Files Season 4) or "Yesterday's Enterprise" (Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3). 

Fortunately, for »

- David Kozlowski

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