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American Sniper: new trailer lands
44 minutes ago
It arrives in Us cinemas later this week - and we get it in the Us in January - and a trailer has now landed for Clint Eastwood's second movie of the year, American Sniper. The first, Jersey Boys, we don't really talk about. But his adaptation of American Sniper, based on the book by Chris Kyle, looks more promising. In fact, this new trailer is full of quotes from critics telling us that it's really rather good. That's a start, then.
Without further ado, here's the new trailer for the film.
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Peter Jackson on why he won't do a Marvel movie
48 minutes ago
After completing The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson maligns the fact that the movie industry "has kind of lost its way".
It seems you can't be a successful talent in front of or behind the camera in the land of modern movies without being asked if you're joining the Marvel cinematic universe. The latest to get such a question? That'd be Mr Peter Jackson, fresh off the back of making his final Middle Earth movie, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.
Jackson was chatting to Moviefone, and admitted that "I don't really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now".
He argued that "the industry - and the advent of all the technology - has kind of lost its way. It's become very franchise-driven and superhero-driven".
Jackson has been a technical pioneer in cinema too, so it's interesting to here him say that. Not least because there's an »
The Interview: Sony still plans to release the film
52 minutes ago
As North Korean authorities warn of "grave consequences" if the Us rejects a joint enquiry, Sony still has plans to release The Interview...
We're guessing you know the story so far. Sony's servers were hacked by cyberterrorists, with apparent links to North Korea. At first, it was leaked emails that were being scrutinised, but then a more sinister threat came to the fore, against cinemas in the Us that were set to show The Interview. That's a very simplified sum-up of the story.
Sony, having had a month that could best be described as 'tricky', pulled the film, and has faced growing criticism for doing so. And now, from President Obama downwards, there's growing anger that an »