The Cast For DownSizing Expands

(PCM) Three new actors have joined the cast for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a sci-fi satire currently in development starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.

The high concept story, taking place in the not-too-distant future, follows a husband (Damon) and wife (Witherspoon) who voluntarily decide to shrink themselves in an attempt to gain control over their out of control spending habits and lives. Things don’t go according to plan when his wife backs out last minute, leaving the jilted husband in an unfortunate situation.

The Wrap recently reported the addition of Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis to the cast of the sci-fi dramedy in unspecified roles. Currently slated for a 2017 release, Downsizing is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne along with longtime co-writer Jim Taylor.

Reese Witherspoon is receiving a fair amount of Oscar buzz for her performance in the biographical drama, WildRead more

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Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper Will Open in IMAX Theaters Jan. 16

AmericanSniper(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced in collaboration with the IMAX Corporation plans to release Clint Eastwood’s Oscar buzz-worthy war drama, American Sniper, in IMAX theaters across the nation following on the same day as the film’s January 16, 2015 release.

American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, will be digitally re-mastered for the nationwide IMAX release, allowing for the clearest picture and best sound quality for the full IMAX experience.

“With American Sniper, we are excited to team up for the first time with Academy Award®-winning iconic director Clint Eastwood, as well as work with our valued and longtime partners at Warner Bros.,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “American Sniper is a tense and engaging drama — one that will keep you on the edge of your seat, particularly when experiencing it in Read more

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The Official Rating for Fifty Shades of Grey is Here

FiftyShadesofGrey(PCM) Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of the erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has officially been rated by the MPAA, receiving a designated R rating and surprising almost no one.

The MPAA deemed Fifty Shades of Grey suitable only for those 17 years or older due to the film’s “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.”

Gaining viral popularity after sparking controversy around its treatment of BDSM, its origins as an erotic Twilight fan-fiction, and its grammar/literary content, Fifty Shades of Grey has one on to sell over 100 million copies worldwide.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) from the screenplay by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) based on the the novel by E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey will open in theaters nationwide on February 13, 2015, just in time to capitalize on Valentine’s Day.

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New “Paranoia” Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

InherentVice(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures’ released the new “Paranoia” trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama starring Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice, today.

The new trailer has more of a comical tone than one would expect from a film described as a drama but, as everyone knows, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Along with the trailer came a link that allows you to RSVP to December 13th advanced screenings of Inherent Vice happening in major cities across the U.S. and in Canada.

Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, stars a multitude of award winning actors, including Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newson.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominated Paul Thomas Anderson, the “stoner noir” mystery, Inherent Vice, currently has a rating of 73% from critics on Rotten TomatoesRead more

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Sara Colangelo’s Drama “Little Accidents” Opens January 16, 2015

LittleAccidents(PCM) Written, directed, and based on her award-winning short film of the same name, Sara Colangelo’s heavy drama Little Accidents will open in select theaters starting January 16, 2015 after receiving praise at this year’s festival run.

Little Accidents, starring Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland, takes place in a small coal town devastated by a recent tragedy.

After a mining accident takes the lives of several residents, the disappearance of 14 year-old J.T. leaves the town in even more despair.

Diane (Elizabeth Banks), reeling from the disappearance of her son, forms two unlikely friendships with Owen, the son of a coal miner killed in the accident caused by failures on her husband’s part, and Amos, the sole survivor of the accident.

Secrets are revealed and the small mining town starts to unravel in the wake of all this tragedy.

Currently rated at 80% on Rotten Read more

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There’s A Whole Lot of Singing in the New Trailer for “The Last 5 Years”

TheLast5Years(PCM) The first trailer for RADiUS’ dramedy musical, The Last 5 Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the last 5 years of the young hopeful couple’s failed marriage.

The trailer, clocking in at a little over two minutes, features both Kendrick and Jordan singing their hearts out and is a good tip-off that The Last 5 Years will probably be most enjoyed by someone who is a huge fan of musicals.

Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last 5 Years is the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical based on his own failed marriage to Theresa O’Neill.

Showcasing the talents of Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect) and Jeremy Jordan (Six by Soundheim, Joyful Noise), both seasoned actors with great voices and prior Broadway experience, The Last 5 Years opens in select theaters starting February … Read more

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‘Two Days, One Night’ Opens in U.S. Theaters December 24

TwoDaysOneNights(PCM) Sundance Selects will be screening Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s drama starring Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night, a.k.a. Deux Jours, Une Nuit, in select U.S. theaters starting December 24, 2014.

Written and directed by award-winning brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night has already been nominated for a slew of awards from numerous film festivals, including 2014’s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or, the audience award at both the Chicago International Film Festival and the European Film Awards.

Two Days, One Night currently has a very fresh rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic consensus stating: “Another profoundly affecting work from the Dardenne brothers, Two Days, One Night delivers its timely message with honesty and clear-eyed compassion.”

Read the official synopsis and watch the trailer for Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard (Inception, La Vien en Rose) and Fabrizio Rongione (… Read more

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Final 90-Second TV Spot for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

ExodusGodsandKings(PCM) 20th Century Fox debuted a new 90-second TV spot for Exodus: Gods and Kings just two weeks out from the film’s December 12th release date; check it out below!

The TV spot debuted during the NFL Eagles vs. Cowboys game on Thursday night.

Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley and is the 24th film of three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott.

Scott is currently filming The Martian, a sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on the harsh and unforgiving planet of Mars, faced with impossible odds, set to hit theaters November 25, 2015.

Scott is also producing an untitled Blade Runner project with original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher and Green Lantern writer Michael Green.

Green, who is penning DC Comics’ The Flash, starring We Need to Talk About Kevin‘s star Ezra Miller, is also … Read more

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New Fifty Shades of Grey TV Spot

FiftyShadesofGrey(PCM) A new TV spot has been released by Focus Features for Sam Taylor Johnson’s film adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

The new TV spot, clocking in at just over 40 seconds, doesn’t reveal anything new to viewers, featuring the same footage as the official trailers with Beyonce’s “Haunted” providing the soundtrack.

Watch the new TV spot below, and if you’re a fan of the erotic novel or if you’re a curious moviegoer and want to see if all the hype/controversy has been worth it, head to your local theater on Valentine’s Day, 2015 when Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters nationwide.

Gaining viral popularity after sparking controversy around its treatment of BDSM, its origins as an erotic Twilight fan-fiction, and its grammar/literary content, Fifty Shades of Grey has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Read the official synopsis below and visit the … Read more

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Lionsgate Releases the Trailer for the ‘The Age of Adaline’ Starring Blake Lively

TheAgeofAdaline(PCM) Lionsgate released the official trailer for the The Age of Adaline, a romance-drama starring Blake Lively as an ageless beauty, isolated by her inability to grow old.

One of the strongest bonds among all of humankind is that time affects us all. Unless struck with a tragedy, most people grow old, experiencing the milestones and changes that come with the passage of time.

For Adaline, this missed experience leaves her with an unfulfilled existence, hungry for love and a real shot at living with meaning.

Director of The Vicious Kind and Celeste & Jesse Forever Lee Toland Krieger helms the PG-13 rated romance-drama with a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe (Pride, The Best of Me) and Salvador Paskowitz (Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega).

Starring alongside Blake Lively in The Age of Adaline are Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, and Michiel … Read more

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