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Best of the Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Set Visit, ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Exodus’ Trailers, and More

The Important News

Shane Black’s ’70s crime comedy Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling has found a home at Warner Bros. Mission: Impossible 5 has found its leading lady, whom you have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, Scarlett Joahansson and Jonah Hill have joined the cast of Hail Caesar! and Dwayne Johnson will headline The Janson Directive, based on a book from the writer of The Bourne Identity.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be filming in IMAX, and it just cast two new fresh faces. Richard Linklater’s remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet may star Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. Oh, and J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter story online.

Because nothing screams heartwarming family movie like the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Disney hired him to write and produce a live-action Dumbo. Sigourney Weaver and the original cast of Alien will make an appearance in Alien: Isolation.

The Videos and Geek Stuff

Trailers: Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Unbroken, Wild, Lucy, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Reach Me, Young Ones

Learn all about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Planet of the Apes movie that never got made. Also, here’s H.R. Giger’s weird love story that never got made.

Want to turn your old movie tickets into pillows? Here’s how.

The Lodger, Alfred Hitchcock’s first true thriller, is available to watch for free online. Did you know the baby from Labyrinth grew up to be a puppeteer?

Watch the Schmoes review Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Boyhood. Speaking of, what if those were both the same movie?

Our Features

Or Marvel expert runs down the history of Guardians of the Galaxy’s leading man, Star-Lord. Speaking of Guardians, we visited the set and found out about how this pointing influenced the film’s entire look. And speaking of superhero looks, here are the 10 best cinematic costumes since 2000.

This week’s podcast runs down the best summer movies of the last five years. And our horror expert put together a very thorough history of Italian cannibal movies.

We talked to Game of Thrones’ actress Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) about her new movie Heatstroke. We also spoke with Evangline Lilly about what it’s like working on movies she can’t even talk about.

What former athlete is the best movie actor? What new amenities at theaters draw you back to the movies?

Here’s our guide to everything coming out on VOD this week, as well as Blu-ray and DVD. And here’s an exhaustive guide to the best new indie and international movies that have come out recently. Snowpiercer may not be making millions and millions, but it does join this list of sci-fi classics that were box office duds.

Dear Matt Reeves, please direct a Star Wars movie.


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