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Watch Michael Fassbender Rise to Power in New Macbeth Trailer

All hail Macbeth

Something wicked this way comes.

The new trailer for the upcoming Macbeth offers a look at Michael Fassbender’s dark, bloodthirsty version of Shakespeare’s tragic hero, with Marion Cotillard as his power-hungry wife. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Macbeth also stars Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, and Jack Reynor.

“I wasn’t seeking out to do Shakespeare at the time, when [producer] Iain Canning approached me,” Fassbender told EW. “But it was one of those things. You get the opportunity to do it and there was just no way I could have said no.”

Macbeth will hit select U.S. theaters on Dec. 4.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Daniel Craig Says Spectre Is Probably His Last Bond Film

"I have a life and I’ve got to get on with it a bit."

After starring in four films, Daniel Craig is ready to graduate from the Bond franchise. In an interview with Esquire the actor said he didn’t know whether he would film another 007 movie after Spectre, due out Nov. 6. But if he were to decide right now, he would probably leave the franchise behind.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I really don’t know. Honestly. I’m not trying to be coy. At the moment I can’t even conceive it.”

When asked specifically if he would do just one more Bond film, he replied: “At this moment, no. I have a life and I’ve got to get on with it a bit. But we’ll see.”

The profile hit the Internet the same morning that outrage surrounding another piece of Bond news went viral. Current 007 writer, Anthony Horowitz, said in a recent interview with the Daily Mail that The Wire’s Idris Elba—the heir apparent to the franchise if you ask fans—is “too street” and not suave enough to play James Bond. The Internet was not pleased.

Idris Elba: stay by your phone the next few months.


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James Bond Author Called Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ to Play 007 and the Internet Is Not Happy

Anthony Horowitz later apologized for his choice of words

Update: Horowitz took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to apologize for his comments about Elba, saying he is “mortified to have caused offence.” He attached a full statement to the Tweet:


In an interview with the Daily Mail published on Aug. 29, Anthony Horowitz, the author commissioned by Ian Fleming’s estate to pen the next James Bond novel, aired his opinion on casting for the next Bond movie. When asked about Idris Elba, a fan favorite for the role, Horowitz responded, “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond.” He suggested Adrian Lester, the star of the BBC series Hustle, as an alternative.

In the wake of Horowitz’s remarks, many people took to social media to call his choice of words, and especially the word “street,” racially coded. Some compared the use of “street” to the word “urban,” which is often used to imply blackness in a narrow and sometimes derogatory way.

Many read it as a way of Horowitz implying that he doesn’t envision a black James Bond, without saying it in so many words.

Still others simply posted pictures of Elba dressed in dapper attire, confounded at how anyone might consider him anything less than suave.

Others pointed to a slew of other weaknesses in the anti-Elba argument, namely the fact that the role is that of a white man who regularly kills, that not all of the actors who have played Bond represent the pinnacle of suaveness and that regardless of whether one considers Elba suave or “street,” acting means, well, playing something you’re not.

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Watch Eddie Redmayne Become Lili Elbe in First Trailer for The Danish Girl

"This is not my body — I have to let it go"

Eddie Redmayne thinks Lili Elbe’s thoughts, and dreams her dreams, in the first trailer for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl.

The film, based on David Ebershoff’s historical novel, tells the story of the real-life Elbe, who was assigned male at birth in 1882 and transitioned to female in the 1920s with the support of her wife, Gerda (Alicia Vikander), becoming one of the first people to undergo gender confirmation surgery.

“When I first read the script, I wept three times,” Hooper (Les Miserables) said in EW’s fall movie preview. “It connected to me in similar ways to The King’s Speech, where a man is locked in his body by a stammer and he’s helped by a tender friendship. With Lili I was moved by the power of love as an agent of transformation, even when the world was against it.”

The Danish Girl opens in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 27, and will expand to additional cities in December. Watch the trailer above, and head here for more on the film.

This article originally appeared on EW.com


Hunger Games and Transformers Are Heading to Hulu

Following Netflix's drop of Epix movies, Hulu announces a deal with the company

The Netflix video service announced Sunday that it would soon be dropping streamable movies from the Epix cable network. In a blog post, Netfix’s chief content officer wrote

… we have decided not to renew our agreement in the US with Epix …, which means that some high profile movies including Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September in the US.

Meanwhile, Epix and Hulu announced jointly that those movies would be streamable on Hulu starting October 1, along with other gems such as Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Anchorman 2, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.

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Zac Efron’s New Movie Is a Box Office Bomb for the History Books

We Aren't Your Viewers

There’s never been a better time to enter the world of electronic dance music (EDM)—except perhaps on the big screen. We Are Your Friends, which was directed by Catfish‘s Max Joseph and follows an aspiring DJ played by Zac Efron, just had one of the worst movie openings of all time.

How bad, exactly? The movie grossed $1.8 million from 2,333 theaters, which according to the website Box Office Mojo is the fourth-worst wide-release opening weekend among films that launched in more than 2,000 theaters. (Its data only goes back to 1982, however.) If you look at only new movies from major studios opening in at least that many theaters, the Hollywood Reporter says, then We Are Your Friends had the lowest-grossing opening of all time.

“This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him,” Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. executive vice president for domestic distribution, told THR. “Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film.”

The film was expected to bring in closer to $8 million.

[Huffington Post]

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This Is Why Bill Murray Agreed to Appear in the Next Ghostbusters Film

Bill Murray speaks at Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 9, 2015.
Albert L. Ortega—Getty Images Bill Murray speaks at Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 9, 2015.

"I feel really good about it."

Ghostbusters fans around the world rejoiced earlier this month, when it was revealed Bill Murray will make a cameo in Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot.

Murray, who had long been resistant to the prospect of starring in a third Ghostbusters project, explained how the role came about — and what made him agree to it — over the weekend at a screening of his new film, Rock the Kasbah, in East Hampton, N.Y.

“You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there,” Murray told Vulture. “They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it.”

Murray said the addition of actresses like Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy to the film’s cast made him come around to the idea of aGhostbusters return. “I like those girls a lot,” he added. “I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.”

Still, he gave the prospect a lot of thought — by his count, years worth.

“I thought about it for a very long time,” Murray said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really … It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”

Feig’s Ghostbusters, with Wiig, McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Michael K. Williams, and Neil Casey, opens in theaters on July 15. You can read the rest of Murray’s interview over at Vulture.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Neve Campbell Is ‘Devastated’ by Wes Craven’s Death

The Scream actress says, "My life wouldn't be what it is without him"

Neve Campbell, who cheated death many times over (and made us afraid to pick up the phone) as Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven’s Scream franchise, is remembering the late director not only for his ability to cultivate scares but also his kindness and humor.

“We lost a great deal of magic yesterday. I’m devastated to hear of Wes’s passing,” the actress said in a statement Monday. “My life wouldn’t be what it is without him. I will be forever grateful for his brilliant direction, his wicked sense of humor and his consummate kindness and friendship. He has entertained us all for decades and inspired so many to follow in his path. I loved Wes dearly and will miss him always. Thank you Wes!!!”

Campbell appeared as Sidney in all of the Scream films. Scream 4, which arrived in 2011, is the last film Craven directed before his death Sunday at the age of 76.

Other stars of the Scream series, including Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox, and Skeet Ulrich, also paid tribute to Craven. You can see their words below, and more tributes here.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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These Movies and TV Shows Are Coming to Netflix in September

Edward Norton (C) and the cast in "Moonrise Kingdom."
Niko Tavernise—Focus Features Edward Norton (C) and the cast in "Moonrise Kingdom."

From Moonrise Kingdom to The Walking Dead to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Correction appended, Sept. 1

Netflix is really trying to make users feel young again: After adding Reading Rainbow to its lineup in August, the streaming service will soon offer Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood come September.

The Oscar-nominated twosome of Moonrise Kingdom and Philomena will also join Netflix, along with new seasons of The League, Portlandia, The Blacklist, and more. See the full list below.

Available Sept. 1
Puffin Rock, season 1
The League, season 6
Da Jammies, season 1
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, volume 1
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
72 Dangerous Animals: Australia
, season 1
Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever!
Person of Interest
, seasons 1-3
Up in the Air
Los Hombres También Lloran
, season 1

Available Sept. 2
Black or White

Available Sept. 4
Bad Night
Madam Secretary
, season 1

Available Sept. 8
6 Years

Available Sept. 9
Teen Beach Movie 2

Available Sept. 10
Longmire, season 4

Available Sept. 11
Madame Bovary

Available Sept. 12
Portlandia, season 5
Why Did I Get Married?

Available Sept. 13
Comedy Bang! Bang!, season 4 (part 2)

Available Sept. 14
Call the Midwife, series 4

Available Sept. 15
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Available Sept. 16
The Blacklist, season 2
Moonrise Kingdom

Available Sept. 17
The Mysteries of Laura, season 1

Available Sept. 18
Keith Richards: Under the Influence

Available Sept. 21
Gotham, season 1
The Following, season 3

Available Sept. 22
Smosh: The Movie
Person of Interest,
season 4

Available Sept. 25
VeggieTales in the House, season 1
Parenthood, season 6
Blue Bloods, season 5
Hawaii Five-O, season 5

Available Sept. 27
The Walking Dead, season 5

Available Sept. 29
Bones, season 10
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Correction: The original version of this story, using information from Netflix, misstated the season of Parenthood being released in September. It is season 6. The story also misstated the name of a movie being released on Netflix in September. It is Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

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Watch Will Smith Take on the NFL in the New Concussion Trailer

Smith plays the doctor who discovered the damage concussions can cause

Ten days before the NFL begins its season, the trailer for Will Smith’s next movie, Concussion, has hit the Internet. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the person who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, or CTE, the neuro-degenerative disease caused by repeated head trauma, in the brains of two professional football players.

Omalu faced roadblocks from the NFL as he tried to reveal the damage the game could do to its players. Alec Baldwin stars alongside Smith as a doctor helping Omalu to bring his research to light.

The film is based on a 2009 article that ran in GQ called “Game Brain.”


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