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JJ Abrams has yet to wrap up production on Star Wars: Episode VII, but we're already getting worked up about Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rian Johnson is set to write and direct the second installment in Disney's new trilogy set after Return of the Jedi, and the middle chapter works out, he'll likely return for the conclusion, Star Wars: Episode IX, as well.

Obviously, the Mystery Box is still sealed pretty tight on Episode VII, so Johnson hasn't dropped any mega-spoilers, but he did recently open up a bit about the gig, discussing Disney's plan, creative freedom in a galaxy far, far away, and his status as a Star Wars fan who is now a Star Wars director.

In next month's Gone Girl, Ben Affleck plays a pretty complicated guy.

"You hope he didn't murder his wife. And then you hope he did," Affleck says of his latest role, a man who America is pretty sure killed his wife in this A-list adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestseller.

Based on its first theatrical trailer, Big Eyes looks like the best movie Tim Burton's made since Big Fish more than a decade ago.

Not only that, but this true story appears to be the perfect vehicle for Amy Adams, who might just snag her first Academy Award after no fewer than five – five! – nominations.

If you are a fan of actress Eliza Dushku then you won’t want to miss her latest film because it might be the last time you get to see her on screen for a while. 

Dushku is best known for her roles in the Joss Whedon produced series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Dollhouse, as well as films like True Lies, Bring It On, and Wrong Turn. But recently the 33 year-old decided to take a break from acting and attend college in Boston. Before her extended hiatus, the actress can be seen in the new film The Scribbler, which opens in theaters, VOD and iTunes on September 19th.

The film, which is based on the graphic novel by screenwriter Daniel Schaffer, revolves around a young woman named Suki (Katie Cassidy) who faces her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as "The Siamese Burn." Dushku plays Jennifer Silk, a police officer questioning Suki about a crime. In addition to Dushku and Cassidy, the movie also stars Garret Dillahunt (Looper), Michelle Trachtenberg (TV’s Gossip Girl), Sasha Grey (Would You Rather), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), Billy Campbell (TV’s The Killing), and Michael Imperioli (The Call).  

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the absolutely delightful Eliza Dushku about her work on The Scribbler, as well as her decision to attend college. The fan favorite actress discussed her new film, why she wanted to join the production, choosing to play Silk instead of Suki, acting with Michael Imperioli, the movie’s impressive production value, the importance of graphic novel creator Daniel Schaffer also penning the screenplay, why she loves her fans, and putting her career on hold to attend college.

After more than five years of ceaseless toil from Ryan Reynolds, it seems 20th Century Fox is finally ready to give Deadpool his due.

The studio has finally scheduled Deadpool for February 12, 2016, with Reynolds set to star as the one and only Wade Wilson.

An official video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII provides our first real look at the fastest hunk of junk the galaxy.

Not only has JJ Abrams revealed his full-size Millennium Falcon exterior set, effectively flipping the bird to those aerial photographs from last week, but his little peek behind the scenes of Episode VII also shows off something entirely unexpected...a Batmobile.

Now that's more like it.

Not one but two new posters promoting Interstellar have made their way online.  Thankfully, both capture the hugeness and ambition of Christopher Nolan's scifi event movie, showing off beautiful spacescapes and, in the case of the latest poster, unveiling a more upbeat tagline.

The Kings of Tampa are returning.  Unfortunately, Florida's finest male strumpets will grease up, shake, and gyrate without their leader.

The Magic Mike sequel is happening, and while many of the beefcakes from the first movie will be back, Matthew McConaughey isn't reprising his role as Dallas, the ambitious proprietor of the Kings of Tampa.

Combine courtroom drama and overwrought father issues.  Sprinkle with great actors and some uplift.  Bake well.

When your oven dings, you've got The Judge, an all-star drama that really, really wants to make you cry.

A brand new theatrical trailer, as well as an international trailer with a slightly different flavor, make The Judge's tearjerking ambitions emphatically clear.

Opening in theaters on September 19th is the new romantic comedy from veteran director Peter Chelsom entitled Hector and the Search for Happiness

Chelsom has helmed several successful films throughout his distinguished career including The Mighty, Serendipity, Shall We Dance?, and Hannah Montana: The Movie. He co-wrote Hector and the Search for Happiness with Tinker Lindsay and Maria von Heland, based on the novel of the same name by author Francois Lelord

The film revolves around Hector (Simon Pegg), a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. He tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), that he feels like a fraud because he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and a child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. In addition to Pegg and Pike, the film also stars Stellan Skarsgard (The Avengers), Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional), Toni Collette (In Her Shoes), and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners). 

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with director Peter Chelsom about his work on Hector and the Search for Happiness. The accomplished filmmaker discussed his latest movie, adapting the novel into a screenplay, what he’s learned about writing from the post-production process, why he couldn’t have directed this film ten years ago, working with Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike, why he needed to direct them both differently, and what Christopher Plummer is like on set. 

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