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We haven't given up hope that someday Guillermo del Toro will actually get to make his dream project, At the Mountains of Madness.  But we're also realists, and we know damn well that it's going to be a long time before del Toro's able to faithfully bring H.P. Lovecraft's antarctic horror tale to the big screen.

So a feature film based on Lovecraft's singular style of horror isn't happening any time soon, but you can scratch your phantasmagoric itch with Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms, a unique and beautiful comic book riff on one of the finest authors of the 20th century.

What's more, thanks to Kickstarter, you can participate in actually making Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms happen, getting in on the ground floor and earning some sweet rewards in the process.

The full theatrical trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 blasts "Turn Down For What," which may be the song you're going to hear in every comedy trailer for the next six months.

There's also a brand new one sheet, but let's focus on the trailer.

The trailer combines the old and new, first establishing that even though they no longer have horrible bosses, Nick, Dale, and Kurt are once again attempting to solve their problems through crime.  There's a whole lot more of the old, including a few returning bosses and a murder consultant, but the trailer shines when it sprinkles in the new, especially Chris Pine.

John Hawkes is truly an actor’s actor! He is the actor that many other actors want to work with the most because his work is always so excellent.

Hawkes has been working steadily for almost 30 years and has appeared in countless film and television projects including From Dusk Till Dawn, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Perfect Storm, and Miami Vice, as well as TV’s 24, Lost, and Eastbound & Down. But his big break came from playing Sol Star on HBO’s popular Western series Deadwood. Since then, he has made a string of critically acclaimed movies such as American Gangster, Winter’s Bone, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Lincoln, and The Sessions, which earned him his first Golden Globe Award-nomination for Best Actor. Now Hawkes can be seen opposite Jennifer Aniston in the new film Life of Crime, which opens in theaters on August 29th. 

Life of Crime is based on the novel The Switch by legendary author Elmore Leonard, who also wrote Rum Punch - the book that Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown was based on. In fact, Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def), and Isla Fisher play the roles that Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bridget Fonda played respectively in Jackie Brown. However, Life of Crime is in no way a prequel to the underrated Tarantino film, or a remake of the ‘80s comedy Ruthless People as the trailer might suggest. 

In the movie, which was written and directed by Daniel Schechter (Supporting), two common criminals named Lois and Ordell (Hawkes and Bey) get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife (Aniston) of a corrupt real-estate developer (Tim Robbins) who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return. In addition to Hawkes, Aniston, Bey, Robbins, and Fisher, the film also features Will Forte (Nebraska), and Mark Boone Junior (Batman Begins). 

I recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the great John Hawkes to talk about his work on Life of Crime, as well as his impressive career. The acclaimed actor discussed his new movie, the work of Elmore Leonard, why the film is NOT a prequel to Jackie Brown, never actually seeing the Tarantino classic, working with Bey and Aniston, not realizing that he is admired by so many other actors, working with Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, his admiration for the former President, his recounting of actor David Strathaim’s experience with Day-Lewis on that film, and why he always stays on set for other actor’s close-ups.

Joan Rivers has passed away at 81 years old.

An true titan of stand up comedy, as well as an unstoppably entertaining presence on stage and screen, Rivers was a vital part of the popular culture for a half century.

Katniss Everdeen is  "Rebel Warrior" on the latest teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I.

So Dwayne Johnson is playing the villainous Black Adam in Shazam.

A lot of fans are undoubtedly psyched to see The Rock's Adam throwing down against Superman and Batman in future DC-based movies, but that simply may not be in the cards. 

Based on fresh comments from New Line head honcho Toby Emmerich, it sounds like Shazam exists apart from the DC Comics universe that Warner Bros. is building with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and the solo franchises in their orbit.

An intense, insanely promising look behind the scenes of Fury introduces the cast of characters in David Ayer's WWII action-drama.

Brad Pitt leads this unique war movie as Sergeant Wardaddy, top dog on a five-man Sherman Tank. 

That tank, affectionately dubbed Fury, has seen some of the harshest fighting in the European theater of the war, and as the conflict draws to a close in 1945, its battle-scarred crew must roll into the fray once more, striking at the heart of Germany in the waning days of the biggest armed conflict in human history.

Margot Robbie's ascent to full-blown movie star status just hit an important milestone.

The actress is in talks to lead Ghost in the Shell, a big budget live action scifi movie based on the influential anime.

Any attempt to adapt Stephen King's The Stand faces a whole lot of fundamental challenges.

Maybe the most obvious is sheer tonnage. The book is huge; the unabridged mass market paperback weighs in at a whopping 1,141 pages.

The story is humdinger, opening with the inadvertent release of a man-made virus and taking a breathtakingly wide angle as the Captain Trips pandemic quickly sweeps out civilization, leaving a sparsely populated continent of immune survivors in the remains of America. 

In the world after the Superflu, our heroes, driven by dreams of saintly centenarian Mother Abigail, assemble in Colorado, where they attempt to rebuild society in the Boulder Free Zone.  In Las Vegas, meanwhile, survivors with a less idealistic bent are drawn to Randall Flagg, aka the Dark Man, the Walkin' Dude, and the Hardcase, a grinning, denim-wearing, skin-walking manifestation of evil with a mind on some of the destructive toys left behind.

The size of The Stand is a big part of the novel's point.  Josh Boone, who is at this moment writing the script to direct, has made it clear he believes The Stand can be whittled down into "one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast."

Size aside, maybe the second most obvious challenge is The Stand's ending.  SPOILERS from here on out, obviously.

Dwayne Johnson has finally announced just which heavy hitter he'll play in Shazam and the greater DC Cinematic Universe.

After vacillating back and forth between good guy Shazam and bad guy Black Adam, The Rock has opted to play the more morally conflicted of the two, signing up to throw down as Black Adam.

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