Source: THR | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Chris Carter made his mark in television history in a big way with The X-Files and Millennium back in the 90s. Gale Anne Hurd became one of the biggest producers in film with The Terminator, Terminator 2, and Aliens, and more recently in television with AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the two TV/film legends have teamed up to create a new series for AMC titled Area 51. Seems right up Carter’s alley. Hit the jump for details!

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Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer

Ninja Turtles Teaser

Attention, 80s kids! Our first real look at this summer’s new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is now online in the first teaser for the film. Produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this film will be the first Ninja Turtles live-action movie to feature the title characters using CGI and motion-capture effects, and I have to say, it looks both quite realistic – and also kind of creepy. Judging from the teaser, however, it does look like they are definitely pushing for the dark and gritty feel of the original comics, while still capturing the light-hearted essence of the original cartoon and movies. Forgetting the live-action sequels of the 90s, the first film proved that this concept can work quite well. Let’s hope they finally pull it off again. Hit the jump to watch the teaser!

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Source: Official Godzilla Website | Posted By: Dan Geer

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It’s here. The first official full-length trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla film has hit the web, and it has everything a fan could want, and yet still doesn’t show us much of the monster – which is great. We want to be teased mercilessly until the film’s debut in May.

In the new trailer, we mostly see more destruction, with Bryan Cranston’s character exhuding ominous warning via voice-over, coupled with the classic soundtrack from 2001: A Space Odessey (I know that sounds weird, given that this is not a space movie, but trust me, it works). The first teaser was great, but this one’s even better and will get you pumped. Hit the jump to watch!

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Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer

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The Super Bowl has arrived once again, bringing with it the most amazing commercials of the year. Along with that package comes TV Spots for some of this year’s most anticipated movies, including Transformers: Age of Extinction, Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Muppets Most Wanted, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hit the jump to conveniently watch all of the 2014 Super Bowl movie previews in one place!

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Source: IGN | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

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About every few months, another interview with David Duchovny, Chris Carter, or some other cast or crew member of The X-Files surfaces discussing the possibility of a third film in the franchise, particularly one that would conclude the ever-popular “alien colonization” mythology storyline that the TV series first set into motion in the early 90s.

This time, we’re back at it with Gillian Anderson, who recently commented on the matter in an interview with IGN, saying that it’s possible the third film would not be about the alien mythology, and that, if the film happens, it probably won’t be until 2016. Read on for more!

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Source: Batman-News.com | Posted By: Dan Geer

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It appears 2015 will be slightly less crowded as far as tent-pole movie releases go. Warner Brothers has just announced that the release date for Zack Snyder’s followup to 2013′s Man of Steel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman, has been pushed back from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. Read on for more!

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Source: Peter Jackson Facebook | Posted By: Dan Geer

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One of the most incredible aspects of both The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit films are the musical scores composed by Howard Shore. These films would definitely lack the emotional impact they currently have if the films didn’t have that musical foundation to stand upon. The various themes Shore has created have stood the test of time, and he’s still working hard at creating new themes that are hopefully just as memorable.

In Peter Jackson’s latest production video, we get to take a look behind the scenes of orchestrating new music for Middle Earth, including themes for the characters Tauriel and Smaug. Hit the jump to watch!

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Written By: Dan Geer

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of Peter Jackson’s epic Middle-Earth Trilogy, was a film that took its time in getting to the point. By taking its cues primarily from J.R.R. Tolkien’s 300+ page novel, and referencing The Lord of the Rings appendices and other various notes from the well-renowned author that tie in with The Hobbit, Jackson managed to stretch out the first third of the story into a nearly three-hour film.

While many found that this approach enriched various aspects of the story that weren’t described in elaborate detail in the book (or glossed over entirely), others found the film to be quite tedious to sit through, snobbishly proclaiming that Jackson is taking a tightly-written young adult novel and turning it into a over-bloated cash cow over the course of three long films. Of course, many of those criticisms stemmed from the fact that many had no idea that this trilogy is based on more than just The Hobbit, and/or don’t understand the fine tuning that needs to be done when translating a book to film. Nevertheless, for better or for worse, A Unexpected Journey indeed had a slower pace.

So those who were nodding off during the first film for this very reason may be happy to know that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets a move on with the story quite quickly, tossing us right into the action by picking up right where the first film left off, with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his company of dwarves on the run from Azog the Defiler and his goon-squad of orcs as they make their way toward The Lonely Mountain in hopes of fulfilling their quest to reclaim their dwarven homeland of Erebor and the treasures held captive within by the dragon Smaug.

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Source: Deadline | Posted By: Dan Geer

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When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in a multibillion-dollar deal last year, the company not only gained the rights to produce new Star Wars films, but new Indiana Jones films as well. Now, Deadline has learned that Walt Disney Pictures and Paramount Pictures have struck a deal that finally solidifies Disney’s ability to distribute any future films in the Indiana Jones franchise. Read on for more!

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Source: Peter Jackson Facebook | Posted By: Dan Geer

Director Peter Jackson’s latest Production Video for The Hobbit Trilogy has made its way online, taking us deeper into putting the finishing touches on certain scenes through pick ups and re-recording sessions, while also featuring brief interviews with various artists responsible for rendering special effects, including those produced for the big confrontation between Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). The video captures some of the momentum behind trying to finish a huge film like this before its deadline, and, as is tradition with these blogs, also treats us to some of the fun behind the scenes with the cast and crew. When the video becomes available, it will be posted here. In the meantime, you can find it over at Peter Jackson’s Facebook page.

Update: You can now watch the video below!

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