Reboot Teaser: Fantastic Four!

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When Josh Trank was picked to helm the reboot of the Fantastic Four – on the strength of his found footage take on superpowered people, Chronicle – it was seen as a very good move by 20th Century Fox.

Then came the casting – and what a furor that caused! Now, we finally get our first look at Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Benjamin Grimm (Jamie Bell), Susan Storm (Kate Mara) and her brother, Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) – and see if all that noise was over nothing.

Check out the Fantastic Four teaser following the jump.

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‘Discover Food Network’ Channel Launching on Snapchat

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Iconic snack brand RITZ Crackers joins as first advertising partner 

NEW YORK – January 27, 2015 –  Food Network is launching a new global service on social messaging app Snapchat, enabling users to experience a trusted and authentic daily selection of curated food-centric mobile content. Designed specifically to appeal to Snapchat’s core audience of social media-savvy millennials, the Discover Food Network channel on Snapchat provides a fun way for users to explore high quality food-related content on their smart phones. The service, which launches today, will be available to Snapchat’s millions of dedicated users around the world.

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Nick Jonas Cast In Mystery Role In FOX’s Scream Queens!

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Nick Jonas has been cast in FOX’s Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Jonas joins a killer cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and Ariana Grande.

The anthology series, the premiere season of which revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders, is set to premiere on FOX’s Fall 22015 schedule. Jonas’ role is being kept a mystery. For more, follow the jum-p.

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After Twenty Years: The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past Returns!

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The graphic novel The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is returning to North American stores after an absence of twenty years.

The full-color ooksgraphic novel, by Shotaro Ishinomori, is being published by VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint an will be available in May. For more, follow the jump.

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Strangely, Strange Magic Is Not Really Magical!

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The world could have used a great CG reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What a shame this isn’t it.

Still there are some good moments to be had from Strange Magic – Alan Cumming rocking out as the Bog King and Evan Rachel Ward flittering through several musical styles as Princess Marianne of the Fairy Kingdom come to mind.

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Mortdecai Is Mostly Dead!

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Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy.

Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. Bean – in a Rolls.

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Paddington Is A Complete Delight!

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It’s January – which means time for studios to dump all the crap they couldn’t release during the more competitive times of the year. But someone forgot to tell TWC-Dimension/eOne – they released what is almost certain to be a family classic this week: Paddington.

Based on the children’s books by Michael Bone, Paddington is a complete delight from start to finish.

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Video: Boyhood’s Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane On Making A Movie Over Twelve Years!

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Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood is tearing up the awards circuit – in large part due to its innovative approach to telling the story of a family, with scenes shot across twelve years.

IFC Films has released video of an interview with Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the boy in Boyhood, and it’s fascinating stuff. Check it out after the jump.

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Blu-Ray: Heinlein Classic Becomes Predestination!

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The Spierig Brothers have a distinctly skewed take on genre film – take their ‘vampires won’ film Daybreakers – and they make smart, unique entertainments.

It is only natural, then, that they’d adapt the ultimate time travel short story – Robert A. Heinlein’s All You Zombies – for film. It’s one of the trickiest time travel/paradox stories ever written and they persuaded Ethan Hawke (who also starred in Daybreakers) to take the lead role, a Temporal Agent who seems more suited to his job than anyone else.

Predestination comes to home video on February 10th. Extras include a ten-part making of documentary and a blooper reel. For further details – and a look at the trailer – follow the jump.

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Marvel and ABC Studio New Original Graphic Novel, Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past

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Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce the follow up graphic novel to the massively successful Once Upon A Time: Shadow of the QueenONCE UPON A TIME: OUT OF THE PAST is an all new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series “Once Upon a Time.”  This 112-page hardcover hits comic shops and bookstores everywhere on April 1st, 2015.

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