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The Last Station


Written by marcie on September 29 2008

New mq stills for the Last Station courtesy of this website. A few Berlin Photcalls images have been added from the Last Station and 1 on set.



Part 2 Here

The Last Station Trailer


Written by marcie on December 02 2009

Gallery Updates
1 photoshoot pic
Last Station Press Conference
Three Days of Rain After Party
Empire Awards 2009
British Independent Film Awards
THW Women In Film and Television award in London

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The Performance: James McAvoy
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Last Station Premiere


Written by marcie on January 12 2010

Added 10 pics from the Premiere of the Last Station.

Jolie shoots down Wanted sequel


Written by marcie on March 01 2010

The Hollywood beauty starred as a deadly assassin in the first film, alongside Scottish actor James McAvoy, who recently revealed producers have been working on plans for a sequel.

Jolie wasn’t expected to return for a second film as her character appeared to die at the end of the original movie, but new reports suggest the actress was wanted for the follow-up and her decision not to take part has forced producers to scrap the project altogether.

According to New York Magazine’s Vulture movie blog, bosses at Universal would rather cancel the sequel than recast Jolie’s character.

Jolie is said to have turned down the project to star in Alfonso Cuaron’s new space thriller Gravity, about the lone survivor of a space mission who is desperate to return to Earth to see her daughter.

Source: Hollywood.com

The Conspirator On Set


Written by marcie on March 08 2010

New Still and Conspirator Clips


Written by marcie on October 26 2010

Check out clips for Robert Redford’s THE CONSPIRATORwhich stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Johnny Simmons, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Norman Reedus, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline, and Danny Huston.

The Conspirator Synopsis: In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice-President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt: her own son. (Source: imdb
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There is no release date for The Conspirator yet, but in the meantime you can check out the clips below.

Gnomeo and Juliet Interview


Written by marcie on January 25 2011

First Clip: Magic Trick


Written by marcie on May 14 2011



Also don’t forget
: “Gnomeo & Juliet”, is available via Movies on Demand this coming Tuesday, May 17! The On Demand movie will be released one week before the DVD/blue-ray movies are made available in stores (and in most cases, about a month before you can rent them via Netflix or Redbox)!

Farmer’s Insurance X-Men Clip


Written by marcie on May 31 2011

James McAvoy brings Robert Redford’s The Conspirator to Blu-ray


Written by marcie on June 03 2011

Lionsgate has announced that the political drama THE CONSPIRATOR, from director Robert Redford and starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long and Alexis Bledel (television’s Gilmore Girls), will be released on Blu-ray in a deluxe edition and for a limited time will be available in a collectible foil-stamped packaging on August 16, 2011. The film follows the trial of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who is the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. She must have faith in her skeptical lawyer (James McAvoy) to prove her innocence and save her life.

I thought this film looked pretty fascinating and was surprised that it had a limited release (it only played on a little over 700 screens) and didn’t get the attention it probably deserved which is surprising since it had such a star-studded cast. Oh well, I know I’ll be picking it up this summer. Special features include:

Feature-length documentary about the plot to kill Lincoln
Interviews with the cast and crew
Numerous featurettes on the making of the film and the true story behind it
Blu-ray Exclusive: Image galleries
Blu-ray Exclusive: Video commentary with Robert Redford

Source: flix66

X-Men: First Class’ deleted scene: Is THIS the reason Magneto hates Prof. X? — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Written by marcie on August 24 2011

Sometimes being an arch-nemesis is a real drag.

Exhibit A: Consider this deleted scene from X-Men: First Class, included in the DVD out Sept. 9. It all starts innocently enough: Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) are on a recruiting mission for their new, government-sanctioned mutant strike force.

Angel (Zoe Kravitz) is working as a stripper, and they want to get her to reveal how her dragonfly tattoos actually emerge from her body to form real wings. Magneto levitated a champagne bucket to show her his power, but Angel never quite got a demonstration of Professor X’s mindbending abilities. Now we see why that was left on the cutting room floor.

You can view video at the source url.

Source: EW

New pics from The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby


Written by marcie on July 12 2012

Finally new pics from the set of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. You can view them all in the photogallery.

 

James McAvoy’s Welcome to the Punch Headed to U.S.


Written by marcie on July 29 2012

IFC Films will release director Eran Creevy’s action-thriller Welcome to the Punch, starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough. I the film, former criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong) is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) one last chance to catch the man he has always been after.

Source: MOVIELINE

Welcome to the Punch


Written by marcie on February 17 2013

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You can preview the other two here.

Welcome to the Punch Clip
Welcome to the Punch Tv Spot

Trance: Red Band Trailer


Written by marcie on February 17 2013

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Preview the other trailer here
Trance Trailer

Flith Announcement


Written by marcie on July 24 2013

Filth Interview


Written by marcie on September 26 2013

X-Men 2 Trailer


Written by marcie on October 29 2013

Deleted scene from Filth


Written by marcie on February 05 2014

New Character Posters


Written by marcie on April 07 2014

New Character posters thanks to IGN. There’s four of them so if you would like to see the rest please follow the source url.

Source: IGN

New York Premiere


Written by marcie on May 11 2014

Added new pics from the XMen Days of Future’s Past New York Premiere and After Party pics.

Sao Paulo Premiere


Written by marcie on May 17 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Ribgy Trailer


Written by marcie on June 27 2014

Victor Frankenstein Poster by Ciara McAvoy


Written by marcie on June 17 2015

Ciara McAvoy, a Scottish movie poster artist is designing a poster for Victor Frankenstein. She has since made a poster of James for the film. But since she cant post the new one in its entirety she posted a capture of it on her twitter. Ciara McAvoy also has a deviantart profile where you can view the poster she made on James at ciaramcavoy.deviantart.com

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First Victor Frankenstein Still


Written by marcie on July 04 2015


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The way James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe talk about Victor Frankenstein, it sounds less like an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel and more of an amalgamation of every version since then.

Radcliffe’s character, Igor, wasn’t even in the novel but emerged as a pop culture touchstone from the 1931 movie Frankenstein (in which he was named Fritz). This new film, directed by Paul McGuigan (Wicker Park, is seen through the eyes of Igor, who is the assistant to Dr. Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and also one of his experiments.

“It’s about creation, and Victor is not only creating this monster but in a sense Igor, who in the beginning of the movie is living in abject conditions and considered less than human,” Radcliffe says.

A combustible friendship forms.

“Victor’s ego means that at times he thinks he’s superior to Igor,” McAvoy says. “Their relationship is close, loving, abusive, manipulative, and it turns on a dime.”

Source: EW

Comic Con 2015


Written by marcie on July 09 2015

Actor James McAvoy, who will reprise his role as professor Charles Xavier in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” will be among the stars on hand at Fox’s panel Saturday, sharing the stage with former “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe to tout another of the studio’s upcoming releases, “Victor Frankenstein,” which offers a fresh take on Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

“I hope people take away that the movie is a really fun time, but it’s also got quite a deep relationship between Victor Frankenstein and Igor,” said McAvoy, who plays the seminal mad scientist. “It’s not just an excuse to have a bit of crash-bang-wallop.” Asked what Fox may have in store for “X-Men,” McAvoy demurred with a laugh: “I just go where they point me and ‘dance, monkey, dance’ whenever they tell me to.”

Source: LA Times

Movie Pilot Interview


Written by marcie on July 14 2015

Superhero Role? FEAT. Victor Frankenstein Cast – EW/MP

WHAT?! Daniel Radcliffe asked to be THIS superhero 3 times?!Why do they keep turning him down? Live from the Entertainment Weekly studio #EWComicCon #moviepilotSDCC

Posted by moviepilot.com on Monday, July 13, 2015

James on Frankenstein, Daniel Radcliffe and Igor


Written by marcie on September 28 2015

Magazines update


Written by marcie on December 03 2015

Added loads of Magazine scans and video’s on our youtube playlist. Scans from Air le Mag (Nov 2015), Cine Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, F Magazine, Empire, Popcorn, SFX and Total Film.

Gallery Link:
Magazines > Air Le Mag

Victor Frankenstein on Blu-Ray Today


Written by marcie on March 08 2016

Victor Frankenstein is out today. In celebration of it, we were asked to do a project for the It’s Alive campaign. Thanks to Amy Duelly and Alison we have a special clip for you to see.

Watch it now Digital HD. On Blu-ray™ & DVD 3/8. #VictorFrankenstein bit.ly/VictorFrankensteinDHD

Behind the Scenes of Victor Frankenstein


Written by marcie on April 21 2016

Added 35 images from Behind the scenes of Victor Frankenstein

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First photo from Submergence


Written by marcie on May 11 2016

A first glimpse at romantic thriller Submergence shows X-Men star James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, in her first role after winning the Oscar, in an intense embrace.

Embankment is selling the Wim Wenders-directed feature at Cannes this week, having already secured deals in more than 30 territories since Berlin’s European Film Market in February, including the UK (Lionsgate); France (Mars/Selective); Germany (NFP/Warners); Spain (Antenna 3); Canada (Elevation); and Latin America (California). Further deals are pending.

Adapted by Erin Dignam from the novel by JM Ledgard, Submergence is the story of James More (McAvoy), a water engineer who is taken hostage in Somalia by Jihadist fighters who suspect that he is a British spy. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders (Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory of the origin of life on the planet.

The two had met just a few weeks earlier, in an isolated hotel on the Atlantic coast, where they were both preparing for their dangerous missions. Now worlds apart, unable to reach each other, the film follows Danny as she descends in a submersible to the ocean floor, without even knowing if James is still alive.

First look at Split


Written by marcie on July 27 2016

New stills from Split


Written by marcie on August 05 2016

Finally had time to add these from Split enjoy!!!

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New trailer with more scenes on Split


Written by marcie on November 01 2016

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New pics


Written by marcie on November 20 2016

New pics added from the Evening Standard Awards, AFI Split Screening and Split Press Conference

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New photos from Mr Porter


Written by marcie on January 12 2017

James did a new interview for Mr. Porter you can see the new photos below and read the interview at Mr. Porter.

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James on the Today Show


Written by marcie on January 18 2017

Backstage OL


Written by marcie on January 20 2017

Here’s an new interview courtesy of BackstageOL you can view it dowm below where James talks about SPLIT!

Split on Blu-Ray


Written by marcie on March 01 2017

Split will come to Digital HD on April 4th followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on April 18th.

Split stars James McAvoy as a man with 23 personalities including a hidden one ready to dominate the rest. From his broken mind comes pure terror that he unleashes on a pair of unsuspecting girls.

Co-starring alongside McAvoy are Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, Oz), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen, Follow) and Jessica Sula.

Split won the box office three weekends in a row thanks in part to its intense storytelling and the twist ending that no one saw coming. The Split Blu-ray comes with an alternate ending that should be must-see material as well as deleted scenes and the following:

The Making of Split – Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.

The Many Faces of James McAvoy – A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.

The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan – Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night’s process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest.

Alternate Ending

Deleted Scenes

SXSW Atomic Blonde Premiere and more


Written by marcie on March 28 2017

New photos from SXSW for the Atomic Blonde Premiere also new photos from AOL Build and the Apple Store event for Split.

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New Stills from Filth


Written by marcie on September 09 2017

I added a couple of new images from Filth. Feel free to view them and enjoy!

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New pics from Submergence


Written by marcie on October 07 2017

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New Photos from the set of Glass


Written by marcie on November 12 2017

I just added new photos from Glass and Photos from Toronto for Submergence

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X-Men Dark Phoenix New Stills


Written by marcie on January 03 2018

I have add two new stills from X-Men Dark Phoenix and I would also like to announce that I am keeping the site so its not closing in June.

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Submergence


Written by marcie on February 11 2018

Submergence is scheduled to arrive in theaters open on April 13 in the US and on May 18 in the UK.

Submergence Trailer 2


Written by marcie on March 07 2018

Submergence will be released in U.S. theaters through Samuel Goldwyn Films on April 13, 2018.

Emily Blunt and James McAvoy Answer Adorable Questions from Kids


Written by marcie on March 23 2018

Emily Blunt and James McAvoy sat down with PEOPLE to answer some their youngest fans’ burning questions. First up, 5-year-old Brooklyn wanted to know what the stars would do if they were as small as a gnome.

“I am quite nosy and sometimes really want to see the inside of peoples houses,” said Blunt, 35. “So I would probably go through the dog flap and just have a snoop.”

McAvoy, 38, had a more ambitious idea.

“I would try and be an astronaut,” he said. “I’d be cheaper. They could make a smaller, cheaper rocket so I would definitely get to go to the moon.”

New stills from Submergence


Written by marcie on April 03 2018

I added 103 new stills from Submergence and 1 from the set

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James and Emily talk Typical British Day with Vanity Fair


Written by marcie on April 03 2018

Blunt and McAvoy sat down with Vanity Fair to explain “a typical British day” and wheeled out Vegemite, Hobnobs and Digestives, “proper” tea, some newspapers (to show their disdain for tabloids), and a few photos of things like Argos (which we never considered to be a unique thing before but apparently picking something out of a catalogue, going to a shop, filling in a tiny slip of paper and paying before waiting for someone to bring you said something from a giant warehouse isn’t a thing in the US?) and a full English breakfast to honour their nation, all the while remaining as charming as ever.

McAvoy even got to tell a delightful story about one person’s horrible penchant for putting Monster Munch in a 2l bottle of vodka and mixer.

James McAvoy forges a connection with Alicia Vikander in ‘Submergence’


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Sci-fi superhero, fantasy creature, dangerous psycho, Shakespearean thespian, cop, comic, heartthrob — you name it.

There’s nothing James McAvoy cannot play.

The Scots actor is the romantic lead in Submergence, an intense love drama from filmmaker Wim Wenders. McAvoy plays a dedicated spy getting ready to go to Somalia to find a terrorist; Alicia Vikander co-stars as a scientist preparing for a trip to the bottom of the sea in a submersible. They meet in Normandy and fall in love before adventure separates them; the film covers love, life, and the universe, happy endings not guaranteed.

The film is in select theatres and VOD now.

An actor since adolescence, McAvoy trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and had breakout roles in The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Atonement (2007). His films include Wanted, Filth, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, the X-Men franchise, Split, Atomic Blonde and Muppets Most Wanted.

McAvoy has been in the news a lot lately as he’s rumoured to be playing the adult Bill Denbrough in the next chapter of It. We spoke to McAvoy when he visited TIFF.

You and the terrorist you’re hunting in Submergence have a few things in common. Have we seen anything this specific before?

I don’t know. Since I had a kid about seven years ago, I’ve only seen about four films. What surprised me was the commonality I found among people committed to something, who were willing to give up their life for something. I had a completely opposing view to the person I was playing, who was completely committed to something and willing to give up his life for it, and I found that the level of commitment on both sides was pretty similar. Both had this feeling of being disenfranchised, and therefore joined an organization they thought empowered them to change the world for the better. As they saw it. Same on both sides, whether it’s the entitled white guy from Britain [his character] or the disenfranchised guy from Africa. I find that quite a leveller in many ways, amongst very different people.

How did you and Alicia Vikander prepare to play these characters?

The four of us did a ton of chatting — me, Wim Wenders, Alicia and Erin Dignam, the writer — trying to figure out why they’re into each other, why does fate put them together just there, are they already connected before they meet, are we all connected, are we all touching each other. We got a bit touchy-feely with our chat on this film. It was all very head in the clouds, which was lovely, to get so romantic and try to unpack what love was. And sitting in a beautiful house in Normandy for a week and a half.

Have you begun work on X-Men and the Watership Down mini-series?

No, I just took a year off. Just staying home taking care of my kid. But I did three movies — Atomic Blonde, Split and Submergence — and a nice run of different characters before coming back and playing a character I’ve done four times now, in X Men. Good to get that bunch of desperate and diverse people in. [Laughs]

Your son is seven. Is he old enough to see X-Men?

No, but he’s a big fan of the comics. He’s never watched the movies or the cartoons. He started on the cartoons from the ‘90s, but it got too scary. He’s not too interested in anything I’ve done or his mother’s [Anne-Marie Duff] done. His interests lie mainly in cartoons that don’t involve our voices.

Glass: Unbreakable Sequel Teases Team-Up, More


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Spoilers for Unbreakable and Split lie ahead. Also, a bit of story information for Glass.

Glass seems to be shaping up to become the Avengers: Infinity War of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s own cinematic universe. Okay, that might be a tad hyperbolic, but it will serve as an exciting collision course of Shyamalan characters, notably headlined by Samuel L. Jackson, who returns as his character from 2000’s Unbreakable, the physically-fragile machinations-maker, Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, for whom the new film is named. However, the latest details about Glass prove that the film will be a lot more than a sequel!

M. Night Shyamalan and star Samuel L. Jackson were on hand at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where the very first Glass footage was unveiled. After Jackson declared (in vintage fashion,) “It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherf**king movie,” the footage – which is not yet released for public consumption – was then screened for the industry-exclusive audience.

The Glass footage (reported via i09,) takes place in a mental institution, centering on the character, Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), who is relaying platitudes such as, “It’s amazing to meet you,” and “It’s simply extraordinary,” before divulging her specialisation for patients with “delusions of grandeur,” specifically those who believe themselves to be powered superheroes. At that point, the camera cuts, revealing Staple’s audience to be a very familiar trio in Unbreakable frenemies Mr. Glass (Jackson) and David Dunn (Bruce Willis), who are joined by Split character Kevin Wendell Crumb, a.k.a. Horde (James McAvoy).

Additionally, the footage also contains a shot revealing the returning Split character, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), who, besides a hallway walking scene, is also depicted in a reunion with former would-be-assailant, Kevin, asking him, “May I meet [one of his personalities] the Beast?,” at which point, the personality emerges in Kevin, who subsequently gets in the face of Mr. Glass before saying, “I believe that counts as the bad guys teaming up.”

That last line is definitely potent for Unbreakable fans, since it essentially confirms that Glass will tap into the comic book conventions that heavily influenced the first film to manifest as a kind of comic book movie. However, unlike the aforementioned Marvel Cinematic Universe mega-movie event Avengers: Infinity War, Glass will be a comic book movie that’s put through the more nuanced creative lens of M. Night Shyamalan. Indeed, Shyamalan himself comments on the smaller scope of his comic book-influenced ambitions, describing Glass as, “the first truly grounded comic book movie.”

Glass is scheduled to arrive at cinemas next January.

Alicia Vikander Prepares For The Worst Possible Death In This Exclusive Clip From “Submergence”


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

This might just be the long-distance relationship to end all long-distance relationships. After Danielle (Alicia Vikander) and James (James McAvoy) meet at a hotel in the middle-of-nowhere Normandy, they’re separated by their jobs. In this case, however, they’re a little more than a phone call away. James’ work with the British Secret Service gets him thrown into a cell by Jihadists in Somalia, and Danielle’s deep sea research takes her down, down into the ocean in her submersible. Separated by land, ocean, and evil forces, the two are sustained only by their connection to each other — even when they don’t know who will survive.

In this clip, premiering exclusively on Refinery29, Danielle explains to James just what could happen if the worst went down underwater.

While James keeps pressing her for details, he has no idea what’s in store for himself. Turns out they both have some dangerous journeys ahead, and it’s going to take more than love to overcome the elements.

Submergence premieres in the U.S. on Friday, April 13, so if you’re superstitious, you might want to cross your fingers extra tight for this couple. Watch the trailer below!

Sherlock Gnomes premiere: A chat with James McAvoy, his co-stars and the film’s creators


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Following the box office success of their first animated garden adventure, the team behind Gnomeo and Juliet premiere its equally star-studded sequel Sherlock Gnomes in London. The long-awaited children’s movie brings back the familiar literary lovers alongside a host of new characters in an ode to Arthur Conan Doyle’s oft-adapted detective. We spoke to some of the big names behind the voices – James McAvoy, Stephen Merchant and Jamie Demetriou – as well as finding out what to expect from the film’s creators – producers Steve Hamilton Shaw and Carolyn Soper and director John Stevenson. We also heard about what the upcoming feature means to actor Blake Harrison and chef Monica Galetti.

Sherlock Gnomes is released nationwide on 11th May 2018.

‘Mamma Mia!’: Cher singing ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ brings balloon-drop celebration to CinemaCon


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

‘Glass’ looks to break big

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan introduced the first footage of Glass (Jan. 18). The film brings together two Shyamalan hits, combining characters from last year’s Split and 2000’s Unbreakable.

The footage was impressive, with Paulson playing a psych ward psychologist specializing in the growing field of “people who think they are superheroes.”

Jackson’s Mr. Glass, Willis’ David Dunn and McAvoy’s multiple-personality Split character are patients.

Willis called it a “deeply personal movie,” while Jackson joked about other incentives.

“It’s about time I got the title role in my own (expletive) movie,” he said.

Charlize Theron Feels ‘Grateful’ When Male Actors Like James McAvoy Step Aside and Let Women be the Star


Written by marcie on May 05 2018

Charlize Theron’s motherhood dramedy “Tully” and action film “Atomic Blonde” don’t necessarily have much in common, but the movies happen to mark two consecutive years in which Theron has led a movie without much interference from her male-costars. Theron tells The Associated Press that she was super grateful to work on both projects with actors like James McAvoy and Ron Linvingston, neither of whom had a problem stepping into the background and letting Theron take charge.

“Sometimes you’re super grateful when you get that. A lot of men won’t do that for women,” Theron said. “I’m just grateful whenever a man will walk on, and I had this with James McAvoy on ‘Atomic Blonde,’ when you have a guy who is like, ‘Yeah, I’m here to support you, and I’m OK with that.’”

Theron joined her “Tully” co-star Mackenzie Davis for the AP interview, and the “Blade Runner 2049” and “San Junipero” actress agreed that it’s not every set where male actors are so willing to take the attention off themselves and let women be the star.

“It is so hard to find a good actor who has some career trajectory who is willing to play a secondary part,” Davis said.

“And that’s wrong,” Theron added. “Ron [Livingston] showed up every single day [on ‘Tully’] so invested in the whole thing. When a man does that it means a lot to me.”

Davis concluded: “It’s putting your money where your mouth is.”

Theron and Davis have earned critical acclaim for their performances Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” The Focus Features release, written by “Juno” Oscar winner Diablo Cody, is now playing in theaters.

Simon Kinberg gives an updates on ‘Dark Phoenix’ reshoots, getting ‘X-Force’ done and the ‘Gambit’ film


Written by marcie on May 05 2018

The next X-Men film, Dark Phoenix is undergoing significant reshoots and the looming Disney purchase of Fox has put most of the Fox-Marvel universe in a gray area, but the film’s director, Simon Kinberg, gives fans an update.

“It’s normal for all these big movies now. We’ll go back when we can get all those actors together, and then it will give me enough time to have it ready and looking perfect.”

Kinberg spoke with Entertainment Weekly, also discussing the Deadpool spin-off X-Force which is set to have Drew Goddard serving as the film’s writer and director. No surprise, Kinberg confirms two returning characters from Deadpool 2.

“Drew, Ryan, and I sat down and talked quite a bit about what X-Force would be, but we haven’t on settled who those characters are yet. But certainly, we’d want Cable and Domino to be part of it.”

So, while things are up in the air, if X-Force happens, expect Zazie Beetz to be back with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin.

Dark Phoenix isn’t the only film in the franchise that fell victim to a delay as New Mutants was pushed back to February 22, 2019.

Lastly, Kinberg opened up about the long in development Gambit film starring Channing Tatum which has lost three directors including Gore Verbinski who was previously set to direct but recently departed from the film’s production.

Kinberg revealed that the studio is still meeting with directors for the fan-favorite mutant’s solo film, “We have a really great script for that, and we’ve met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks.”

Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier (Professor X), Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), Sophie Turner as Jean Grey (Dark Phoenix), Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers (Cyclops), Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff (Quicksilver), Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy (Beast), Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), and Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe (Storm). Jessica Chastain will also appear as the film’s villain.

New to the franchise are Ato Essandoh, who plays a character named Jones, and Summer Fontana who plays the younger version of Jean.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Halloween & Glass Are Coming to Comic-Con International


Written by marcie on June 25 2018

Two eagerly-anticipated sequels are coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.

Universal has announced both Halloween and Glass will each have panel presentations in Hall H at SDCC this July. The two films first debuted new footage at CinemaCon in April to positive response from attendees, and next month’s panel looks to unveil even more from the upcoming movies.

Glass is the sequel to 2016’s Split which revealed in its final moments to be set in the same cinematic universe as filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable. The upcoming sequel looks to firmly link the two films as Bruce Willis’ David Dunn takes on both James McAvoy’s The Beast and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass.

While specifics on both Comic-Con presentations are unclear at this time, Glass is not expected to have an advance screening for the audience while Halloween should have much more of the film to share after this month’s trailer debut.

Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is slated for release on January 18. The film stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, and Sarah Paulson as Ellie Staple.

IT: Chapter 2 begins filming


Written by marcie on June 25 2018

It was just the other day that we let you guys know that filming had begun on the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY and it turns out another King adaptation has started filming as well. This time the flick in question is director Andres Muschietti’s IT: CHAPTER 2 starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Jay Ryan as the adult Loser’s Club.

Adult Bill himself James McAvoy broke the news by posting a pic from his first day on-set over on Instagram. You can check out the post below where he talks up the film’s… cheese? Whatever, guess the man likes his… wait for it… Derry products. I’m here all week.

Again you can check out his post below and then make sure to get ready for more and more STEPHEN KING’S IT news as more and more scoops are bound to be hitting our inboxes here at AITH as the production continues. Stay tuned!

And for those who may have forgotten, the original film’s synopsis goes like this:

A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

The original film (and this sequel) was directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. The film starred Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams.

Bill Skarsgård will return as Pennywise the Dancing Clown when IT: CHAPTER 2 creeps out of the sewers and into your local multiplex September 6th, 2019.

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First Glass Poster


Written by marcie on June 29 2018

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy are featured on the first teaser poster for director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming crossover thriller, Glass. Shyamalan released the poster on Twitter Friday alongside news that the cast will be at the San Diego Comic-Con with the filmmaker planning a surprise for fans. Glass, which is set to arrive in theaters on Jan. 18, 2019, will work as both a sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split.

The poster features Unbreakable’s Willis as the super-powered David Dunn sitting together in the same room with his arch-nemesis Elijah Price played by Jackson and the demented Beast from Split, played by McAvoy. “You cannot contain what you are,” reads the tagline. Anya Taylor-Joy from Split and Sarah Paulson are also set to star in the film which will revolve around Willis taking on McAvoy’s villainous character.

Trailer coming July 20th at Comic Con

It: Chapter 2 Cast shares images from the Set


Written by marcie on June 29 2018

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain shared the first glimpses at It: Chapter 2 on Thursday. The 39-year-old Scottish actor is set to play the adult version of Bill Denbrough, played by Jaeden Lieberher in the first film.

Source: DailyMail

First cast photo for It: Chapter 2


Written by marcie on July 02 2018

The first cast photo for It: Chapter 2 has been released during a group script reading. Production started Monday for the sequel to the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” the highest grossing horror film of all time with more than $700 million worldwide.

The follow-up will be in theaters Sept. 6, 2019.

We learned in “It” that evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, every 27 years. So “Chapter Two” brings the characters — who’ve long since gone their separate ways —back together as adults, nearly three decades after the terrifying events of their childhood.

Naturally, this means the terrifying clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) is back. James McAvoy stars as grown-up Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Andy Bean as Stanley.

First images for Glass


Written by marcie on July 12 2018

New photos from the movie Glass. Entertainment Weekly has posted several images from the film and more to come soon from San Diego Comic Con

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Glass teaser trailer


Written by marcie on July 17 2018

Glass Trailer


Written by marcie on July 20 2018

Gallery Update: It Chapter 2


Written by marcie on July 31 2018

Finally added images to It Chapter 2 with new set pics that came out today.

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X-MEN: Dark Phoenix is not going through a 3-Month Reshoot


Written by marcie on August 12 2018

20th Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not going through three months of reshoots in Montreal. The movie, written and directed by longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg (making his directorial debut), will instead be undergoing around two-and-a-half weeks of reshoots in the French-Canadian city later this year. Collider first broke the story that initial reports of a three-month reshoot was not true.

Originally scheduled for a Nov. 2018 release, the project was pushed back when the cast (consisting of more than a few A-list celebs) couldn’t be brought back in time for reshoots after initial test screenings. As a result, reshoots needed to be postponed, causing the theatrical debut to also be bumped. It makes sense since Turner just finished filming her scenes for the final season of Game of Thrones (where she plays Sansa Stark), while James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are working on It: Chapter Two (where they play adult versions of Bill Denbrough and Beverly Marsh respectively).

According to Collider, the reshoots include: “some additional action in the film’s third act, a couple of new scenes, and adding some shots for existing scenes,” confirming reports from March on the same subject. A 2-3 week round of reshoots isn’t uncommon, and most every major comic book movie goes through a similar round before release.

The film will center on a young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), as she begins to lose control of the devastating Phoenix Force insider of her. Bringing back the old faces from First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix will also star Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Olivia Munn (Psylocke) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm). Jessica Chastain joins the cast as a currently-unnaped mutant with the ability to shapeshift.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix rises into theaters February 14, 2019.

Source: SyFy

James hurt by Pennywise


Written by marcie on August 22 2018

James McAvoy has mixed it up with Pennywise the Dancing Clown on the set of “IT: Chapter 2,” and apparently it didn’t go super well. See James Instagram post here.

McAvoy instagrammed the aftermath of his battle with the evil shape-shifting clown (played by Bill Skarsgard) during shooting. According to the post, the result was “two pulled thighs.” The photo shows McAvoy in his chair on set, using “Compresse Froide” (“cold compress” in French — the movie’s shooting in Toronto, which is sorta close to French-speaking Quebec) — to ease the pain.

While McAvoy might have lost this go-round with Pennywise, he promised he wasn’t done with the fight against Pennywise via a hashtag: “#gonnatakehimdowntoclowntown.” We assume that, despite Pennywise being a clown, “Clown Town” is a euphemism for a beat-down and not a place he would actually want to go.

In the second movie of the two-part “IT” film adaptation, McAvoy plays the grown-up version Bill Denbrough, played as a kid by Jaeden Lieberher in the first “IT.” Bill is something of the leader of the group of kids known as the “Losers Club,” and he led them down into the sewers beneath Derry, Maine, (Clown Town?) to fight the demonic clown — and they even managed to defeat it.

Given the dirty look of McAvoy’s clothes and the discussion of fighting Pennywise, it’s a fair guess that McAvoy and the rest of the cast were filming what might be the climactic final battle between the Losers Club and their clown arch-nemesis. In the first “IT,” the final fight between the kids and Pennywise took place in a huge, cavernous room beneath the city, but while they hurt the clown, they didn’t manage to kill it before it escaped down a pipe. If the novel (and McAvoy’s clothes in the shot) are any indication, the final fight between the Losers and Pennywise will likely take them even deeper into the earth, to stop Pennywise from escaping a second time.

Just what that final battle will be like is an open question, however. In the Stephen King novel on which the movie is based, Pennywise isn’t the true form of the creature the kids are hunting, but one of its many shapeshifting masks. The real monster looks more like a giant spider, something we haven’t seen yet.

And then there’s the question of the fight itself. The movie version of the battle with Pennywise in “IT” included some spooky trickery and an emphasis on the kids refusing to be afraid of the clown, which drained its powers, but they still wound up smashing its head with a pipe. The novel battle is different — it’s all mental, with Bill facing down the spider-monster on another plane of existence, beating it with what is basically the pure power of belief. When the adults show up 27 years later, the fight with the spider is pretty similar to that battle.

If McAvoy’s Bill is straining to fight Pennywise (or maybe the spider version of the clown), that suggests a more physical confrontation with the creature than what’s in the novel. That could mean that trying to predict the outcome of “IT: Chapter 2” from the way King’s novel shakes out might be a lost cause. We’ll have to wait for the movie’s release in September 2019 to find out.

Scots A-lister James McAvoy keeps fans guessing as he teases Split sequel ahead of new Glass movie


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

The Scots actor played Kevin Wendell Crumb in 2016 sci-fi thriller Split, where he provided a stunning performance as a man with 23 different personalities. He has also portrayed X-men leader Charles Xavier in the most recent re-boot of the superhero franchise from Marvel.

But the actor posed the ambiguous question to fans on social media as to which character he was channelling. Some were convinced it was Kevin – ahead of next year’s Split sequel Glass, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Others were sure the A-lister was teasing a follow as Professor X.

He posted a snap on Instagram saying: “Look who’s back… Kevin or Charles?” And some even thought it could be a nod to the storyline from Split as one of the personalities. The pic received more than 200,000 likes in less than 24 hours. And hundreds of people rushed to the update to praise McAvoy’s performance from both movies – as well as hit out with their excitement ahead of the new one.

You could own a piece of ‘Glass,’ the locally filmed M. Night Shyamalan movie


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

Director M. Night Shyamalan’s new film “Glass” won’t be released until January, but you could own a piece of it right now.

Church pews used in the movie’s filming are for sale now at the Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore, according to the Whitehall Township resale and home improvement store. “Glass,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, was shot in part at Allentown State Hospital last fall.

The 13 pews, donated to the shop on Thursday, are priced at $200 a piece.

“We’ve had church pews before, and they cause a lot of interest. But we haven’t had any quite like this,” manager Emily London said. Aside from their connection to a major film, she said it’s rare for the shop to receive so many of the same type.

James back for X-Men Reshoots


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

James McAvoy is back as Charles Xavier for X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots in Canada as the actor took to Instagram to tease a return to the character. “Look who’s back… Kevin or Charles?” James McAvoy teased, also referring to his character from M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass. Director Simon Kinberg recently revealed they are doing reshoots, which also involve Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The reshoots are said to involve the film’s third act, which Kinberg rewrote, and film for a couple of weeks.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a February 14, 2019 release also starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp.

IT: Chapter 2 will feature iconic book scene and is a “complete story”


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

IT: Chapter 2 screenwriter Gary Dauberman has said that the second instalment of the Stephen King adaptation will feature an iconic scene from the book, and added that the film will complete the story.

Asked by Slash Film if there were any scenes from the second half of the book that he couldn’t wait to write for the movie, Dauberman described the book as an “embarrassment of riches” and added that it was a great deal of fun being able to revisit the characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later.

“For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later,” he explained.

“The Jade of the Orient is such a defining and iconic scene in the book. That was something I remember as a thing I was writing towards. It was like, ‘Okay, coming up is Jade of the Orient. That’s going to be super cool’. It was a nice signpost to write towards which I dug.”

In the novel, the Losers’ Club reunite for the first time over Chinese dinner at the Jade of the Orient restaurant and at the end of the meal each of the gang receives a fortune cookie with a personalised torment prize inside.

And it looks like we’ll be seeing all of the iconic moments from the second part of the book in Chapter 2, as Dauberman confirmed that the story will be ending with the second film.

“No, this is a complete story,” he said, dismissing any thoughts of turning IT into a trilogy. “The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit.”

Of course, the first chapter sees a group of kids from a town called Derry defeat Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a demonic being that preys on children by using their greatest fears against them.

The second part will see the characters return to the town as adults and come face-to-face with Pennywise again. The cast will include Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader.

IT: Chapter 2 is due to be released in September 2019. IT: Chapter 1 is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

Glass Trailer 2


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

Submergence: South Africa release date


Written by marcie on September 18 2018

James McAvoy returns to the big screen with Submergence, the Mystery instalment that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Much has been anticipated, from the suspense the movie is expected deliver, to McAvoy’s deliver of a stellar performance, as he often does.

South Africa release date
McAvoy’s fans will be pleased to realise that it won’t be long until Submergence shows in South Africa’s movie theatres.

The movie is set to hit our shores on Friday, 14 September.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix First trailer Coming Soon


Written by marcie on September 23 2018

It seems fans might finally get their first glimpse at X-Men: Dark Phoenix through its first trailer very soon. The film has been the subject of a lot of reports lately including one that claimed that the Disney-20th Century Fox deal will likely result in the film getting scrapped in order to give Marvel Studios a blank slate. But, thankfully, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is pretty much alive and kicking.

The Flick reporter Nikita Byrkin revealed in a recent tweet that 20th Century Fox showcased the first X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer during its massive promotional presentation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Unfortunately, the tweet didn’t give any details about how the trailer was or what was shown in the trailer. You can check out the tweet below.

Notably, Marvel Studios has already released the trailer for its upcoming film Captain Marvel which is due to release in March of 2019. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to come out over the Valentine’s Day weekend, one month before Captain Marvel. So, it’s high time that the filmmakers release the first Dark Phoenix trailer.

The cast of X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently undergoing reshoots in Montreal, Canada. Last week, we came across some set pictures which showed Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey rehearsing a fight scene with Jessica Chastain’s still-unidentified villain. Chastain is rumored to be playing a shapeshifting Skrull, who has telepathic and telekinetic powers. The film’s reshoots are expected to continue for around two-and-a-half weeks.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the big screen interpretation of the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline. Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film stars also Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Ship as Storm, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently set to arrive in theaters February 14, 2019.

X-Men Reshoots in the works


Written by marcie on September 23 2018

Professor X and Magneto are reunited once again, passing the time at a cafe playing their favorite game. Reshoots on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix are currently under way in Montreal, with stars James McAvoy (Professor X) and Michael Fassbender (Magneto) spotted filming scenes at an outdoor cafe. Fassbender was seen carrying a chess board to the table, where he meets his old friend, as they continue their longtime pastime of playing chess.

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New X-Men: Dark Phoenix Trailer


Written by marcie on September 28 2018

The trailer has already been posted on our facebook page and youtube playlist. View it down below.

Chastain’s Dark Phoenix Villain May Be a Character from Xavier’s Past


Written by marcie on September 30 2018

n Dark Phoenix, the latest film in Fox’s X-Men franchise, Jessica Chastain’s mysterious villain may have a deeper connection to Professor Charles Xavier than we realized. While Chastain has long been speculated to play anything from a gender-bent Mister Sinister to Shi’ar Empress Lilandra to the Skrull queen Veranke, her role likely hits a little closer to home. In fact, we believe she may be Xavier’s dark shadow: his “twin” Cassandra Nova.

In the comics, Nova has a rather complicated history. The character debuted in Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s New X-Men #144 as a “mummudrai,” or a parasitic life form that exists on the astral plane. In an effort to create a body of her own, she copied Xavier’s DNA while he was still in the womb; this made her biologically his twin. Xavier killed her before they were born, resulting in a stillbirth, but Nova’s astral form persevered. She eventually rebuilt herself a body using the telepathic abilities she copied from Xavier and became hellbent on destroying everything he held dear, believing she existed in a universe where only she and Xavier were real and everything else was an illusion.

New Suits for the X-Men


Written by marcie on September 30 2018

A brand new photo from Dark Phoenix doesn’t just unit the X-Men, but shows off the team’s new suits. Over the years, the X-Men uniform has evolved through several iterations, and this upcoming design is not only closer to the look in the original comics, but with X-Men: First Class as well, which introduced this current “younger generation” era of X-Men movies with actors like James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence.

In Dark Phoenix, the greatest threat facing the X-Men turns out to be one of their own. After Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) has her mutant powers corrupted by an alien force, she discovers her abilities have been enhanced, not only making her stronger, but dangerous. So, as she battles with her sudden changes, the X-Men have no other choice but to stand in the way of her unpredictable powers in hopes of saving her. The movie also stars McAvoy, Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain. Now, although the Dark Phoenix trailer revealed the new suits, a brand new photo brings some members of the team back together, while also revealing the updated design of their suits.

Mystique And Professor X Will Have Beef In X-Men: Dark Phoenix


Written by marcie on September 30 2018

The X-Men franchise has been going strong since back in 2000, back before cinematic universes and superhero movies became commonplace. And while 20th Century Fox found new success with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movies, the main franchise is in a state of flux. Gambit, The New Mutants, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix have all been delayed multiple times, with fans nervous about the state of those three projects. Just a day before the delay was announced, the first Dark Phoenix trailer arrived– teasing the dark narrative ahead for Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. Most of the movie’s contents are a mystery, but director/producer Simon Kinberg recently teased what was in store for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and James McAvoy’s Professor X. As he tells it,

Raven is a part of the X-Men, but she’s critical of some of Charles’ methodologies, in terms of him feeling as though they can just dress up in those costumes and be considered the same as the rest of humanity. So there is a schism forming between her and Charles. That struggle has been present in every movie, and we do it in a hopefully slightly more subtle way in this film. She toggles back and forth between Raven and Mystique, and there is meaning to that as there has always been in the previous three X-Men movies.

Simon Kinberg on the ‘Dark Phoenix’ Reshoots and That Release Date Change


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

20th Century Fox finally unveiled the new X-Men film Dark Phoenix last week by releasing the film’s first trailer, which teased a dramatic change of pace for the franchise. Indeed, Dark Phoenix is a shift in a lot of ways. Bryan Singer returned to spearhead X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, but after the 80s-set Apocalypse, longtime X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg took it upon himself to craft a very different kind of X-Men film, one that would finally adapt the fan-favorite Dark Phoenix storyline the right way. Moreover, Kinberg opted to make the film his directorial debut.

Kinberg’s script was strong enough to woo back the entire main cast, including Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence, and recently Collider’s own Steve Weintraub got to sit down with Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker for an exclusive interview about the film while they’re hard at work editing the movie. During the course of their conversation, Kinberg touched on the reshoots that recently took place for Dark Phoenix, and the abrupt release date change that was announced one day after the trailer was unveiled. Indeed, Dark Phoenix was originally set to hit theaters next February, but Fox instead decided to push the film to June 2019 as part of a series of release date shuffles for various films (Dark Phoenix ended up taking over Gambit’s old release date, as that film was moved to 2020).

Dark Phoenix: We’ve Seen 13 Minutes of Footage from the X-Men Sequel


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

As part of the 20th Century Fox panel at New York Comic-Con, 13 minutes of footage from Dark Phoenix were revealed, and we got an extended look at the upcoming sequel. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut on the film after years of writing and producing X-Men movies, Dark Phoenix is set a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse and puts the focus squarely on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. This is a retelling of the titular iconic comics arc, albeit with a bit of a twist. The crux of the story finds Jean Grey struggling with her powers, as she’s also caught between Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The film also brings Jessica Chastain into the fold as a mysterious character.

It’s clearly been an interesting run thus far for Dark Phoenix. We’ve heard about reshoots and release date changes, but ultimately, all that matters is the finished product and based on the 13 minutes of footage screened this afternoon at NYCC, it seems as though the movie is in good shape. No, a solid 13 minutes doesn’t guarantee a stellar full feature but it’s still an undeniable uptick in anticipation and hope for the movie that’s due out on June 7, 2019.

Kinberg was on hand to introduce the footage and did stress that some of the visual effects and score weren’t finished. Sure, you could tell if you really looked, but the sequence has such a powerful build, it’s impossible not to get swept up in it all. Right now I’m going to roll into a bit of a play by play of the action so if you’re curious, do read on, but if you’d rather not know the details of these 13 minutes from early on in the film, be warned, spoilers to come. 

The footage begins with a NASA liftoff countdown. Almost immediately after the shuttle blasts off, the control room starts to catch curious anomalies on the radar. The X-Men are alerted to the issue, calling into question whether or not the X-Jet can even reach the necessary altitude. But when the President of the United States utilizes a direct phone line to Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) to call for help, the team assembles.

Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) explains to the team – which includes Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) – that this is a simple extraction. The plan is to get the astronauts home safely. The group expresses similar concerns about the X-Jet’s capabilities, but Mystique assures them it’ll get them where they need to go.

A solid set-up right there, but it’s the follow-up conversation that really starts to add some depth to the Dark Phoenix storyline. Jean has a private moment with Mystique and asks her how she really feels about the mission. Jean can see right through her; Mystique has some serious concerns. Regardless, Jean warmly tells her, “If you tell me it’s good, it’s good.” Mystique assures her that if anything goes wrong, they’ll turn right around. It’s a moving, honest moment of trust that sets up the sequence especially well.

The group takes off, breaks through the Earth’s atmosphere and makes their way out into space where the shuttle is spinning wildly out of control with a fiery cloud of sorts looming right beside it. There are some moments here when it’s evident that the visuals aren’t finished, but there are a couple of framing choices that are stunning regardless, a favorite of which is an overhead shot of the X-Jet flying steady on the left side of the screen while the shuttle spins in circles on the right.

Charles communicates with NASA using Cerebro and he confidently assures them that there’s no need to worry; help is on the way. It’s a beat that may seem insignificant at first, but similar to the conversation between Jean and Mystique, this moment winds up enhancing another scene a little later on in the footage.

Back in space, the action set piece begins. Mystique takes charge, dispatching each of the X-Men as needed. Cyclops uses his optic blast to stop the shuttle from spinning. Once that’s taken care of, Nightcrawler can see through a window so he transports himself over to the shuttle with Quicksilver to quickly collect all the astronauts and get them back to the X-Jet safely. At this point this will probably come as no surprise, but yet again, Quicksilver’s ability is especially cinematic. And so is Nightcrawler’s in this instance for that matter.

All is going well aside from one issue – the shuttle commander is missing. Even though the heat signature is rising and Mystique insists it’s time to turn back, Charles demands that no man is to be left behind and that Jean can hold the shuttle together. He asks Jean how she feels about it but not before putting a little extra pressure on by telling her, “You know you can do anything you set your mind to.” At that point, what choice does she have? You’re well aware of the risk but also know she won’t say no and, sure enough, she doesn’t.

Nightcrawler teleports back over with Jean so that she can keep the shuttle from disintegrating while he tracks down the commander. Nightcrawler is successful, but Jean doesn’t get out in time and is completely consumed by that fiery cloud. The pain is visceral; you can see it on Turner’s face. But Nightcrawler manages to teleport out into space and bring her back into the X-Jet. Eventually she wakes up, but it’s abundantly clear that something isn’t right. And that remains true even when they arrive back on solid ground and are greeted by a grateful crowd of admirers.

Back at the mansion Mystique basically says as much. Jean shouldn’t have survived that encounter. That’s when Charles reveals what really motivated his risky decision – another wrinkle to the situation that adds some very interesting dramatic conflict and completely changes how you view that initial assurance to NASA that the X-Men will save the day. Yes, Charles’ ego likes medals and attention but it’s not just that. He also likes not being hunted and despised. This is all about keeping mutants safe. They’re only ever one bad day away from humans starting to see the mutants as the enemy again. Mystique calls into question the fact that Charles is basically risking their people to stay safe and that’s it; Charles says that’s really his intention. That’s when we get Mystique’s mic drop moment, a line that highlights why Lawrence can be a stand out and bring even more to the words on a page. She tells Charles, “It’s funny, I can’t actually remember the last time you were the one risking something. And by the way, the women are always saving the men around here. You might want to think about changing the name to X-Women.”

If this is the inciting incident of Dark Phoenix, the rest of the film is absolutely brimming with potential. As Kinberg, producer Hutch Parker, Turner and Sheridan described during the Q&A, this is a movie that has the thrill of seeing a beloved group of characters come together, but it’s also a deeply intimate character story, covering the deconstruction of Jean Grey, and I felt that in these 13 minutes. Between Turner’s performance and the rift that’s clearly starting to form within the X-Men leadership, you really do feel the weight of what’s at stake for the team and also for Jean. And when it comes to Jean in particular, it’s borderline heartbreaking. 

Sophie Turner And James McAvoy Nailed It In Dark Phoenix


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

alk about a little serious doom and gloom and what you get is the next flick from the X-Men universe ‘Dark Phoenix’. There is a touch of classic comics, but the pitch- dark gloom generally departs here from what we regularly see. Things are a bit power-mad, and there is a lot of perplexities before the hell breaks loose in this starry theatrical presentation. Dark Phoenix which was supposed to premiere February 14th, but now has been pushed ahead to June 7th. This is perhaps for all the right reasons, because Dark Phoenix is the lovey-dovey story you will be waiting for on Valentine’s Day. It is the stern overcast picture that will simply blow your minds off.

Dark Phoenix follows the story of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) as a young girl who patents deviant abilities. From there, Charles Xavier (a sexy bald handicapped James McAvoy) admits her into his school for the gifted to help her train in how to administer her newfound abilities. However, his years of work are for the nil as Jean Grey loses control in this latest film.

Jean Grey had killed her parents, and Xavier tries to keep her from recalling her dark past, or her inner darkness. He is there to her aid, but quite visibly is also responsible for all the bad that has been going around.

“I had to keep her stable,” Xavier insists to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). “I protected her.” “From the truth?” Mystique responds. “There’s another word for that.”

Michael Fassbender in his spectacular portrayal of Magneto affirms that the pain, the rage, and the agony is sourced by the people behind Jean. While Jean, if anything, is merely the devil’s advocate It will be interesting to see how the movie will try to humanize a character that has killed her own parents, flipped cars like game cards, has been involved in the carnage murder of soldiers with helicopter blades, in addition to doing other villainous stuff.

There are thankfully more layers to James McAvoy’s character. He is remorseful, and like a true virtuoso, he handles all his shades with sheer perfection. We are certainly not thrilled about him chopping his mane off. But the fact that he is nailing this look so elegantly too makes McAvoy deserve a standing ovation. Sophie Turner is gorgeous, unfathomable and an absolute killer in every scene. Her transition from wildness to tranquility is nothing short of a delight.

The visuals are stunning, tragically dark, but still stunning. The shattering of glass, head-on car crashes, the magical powers, the armed brawls, the golden shimmer on Jean Grey’s face, are all so finely placed and well detailed, even against a dimly lit aura. No wonder it is a magnum piece of art. And the creatives behind it must have pulled over hopes that it generates similar numbers at the box office. The scenes quickly shift from quaint countryside residencies to galactic battles. Though the transitions seem bizarre, the aesthetics are well kept.

James McAvoy Is a Savage Animal in the Second Trailer for Glass


Written by marcie on October 20 2018

New Funko Pop Vinyl’s for Split


Written by marcie on October 20 2018

James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, introduced in Split and next seen in Glass, has 24 distinctive personalities inside of him, and you can add two of them to your POP! collection. Just unveiled this morning, Funko is adding two Split toys to their POP! line, depicting McAvoy’s character as both kind young boy “Hedwig” and the maniacal “Beast.”

Both of these are set for release this month.

Expect A Much More Mature Cyclops in X-Men: Dark Phoenix


Written by marcie on October 20 2018

Tye Sheridan teases a more mature Scott Summers aka. Cyclops in Dark Phoenix. Marking the directorial debut of longtime X-Men films producer, Simon Kinberg, the forthcoming Fox superhero film is the fourth movie in the brand new X-Men prequel continuity and will put the focus on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey as she fully assumes the persona of the Dark Phoenix.

Based on Chris Claremont’s The Dark Phoenix Saga, the film will see the return of the familiar faces such as as James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast), as well as younger actors led by Turner and Sheridan. Now slated for a June 2019 release date, the first trailer for the movie may not have blown away people, but following its special panel at New York Comic Con 2018, buzz has been positive, which is a good indication that Kinberg may have actually made up for the critically panned X-Men: Last Stand.

Speaking with Screen Rant during this year’s New York Comic Con, Sheridan teased what to expect from Scott when fans reunite with him in Dark Phoenix. While he didn’t give any specific narrative points away, he shared that his character will be more mature in the upcoming film, which is kind of needed considering he’ll have to man up in order to effectively deal with Jean’s situation.

When is Watership Down on BBC and Netflix?


Written by marcie on November 02 2018

BBC1 and Netflix are teaming up to adapt Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down, which tales the story of a group of rabbits fleeing human violence and the impending destruction of their home.

Here’s everything you need to about the show and its starry cast, including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult and Olivia Colman.

When is Watership Down on TV?
The four-part animated mini-series has been confirmed for Christmas 2018. The series will air on BBC1 in the UK, and be released on Netflix for international viewers.

What’s the story about?
Watership Down is set in rural England and tells the story of a group of rabbits that escape their warren after Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), a seer, is haunted by visions foreseeing their home’s destruction.

The group, led by Fiver’s brother, Hazel (James McAvoy), sets out on a treacherous journey towards a promised refuge: Watership Down.

Matthew Read, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, says, “Before there was Harry Potter there was Watership Down; Richard Adams’ novel is one of the most successful books of all time and one of the biggest selling books in history.

“It is fantastic to have the opportunity to bring a modern classic to a mainstream BBC1 audience with such an incredible roster of actors alongside the talented team overseeing the animation.”

Who’s in the cast?
The new adaptation boasts a seriously starry voice cast for the CGI animated rabbits.

In addition to X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy as Fiver and Hazel, the cast includes: Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island, Iron Man 3) as General Woundwort, John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Attack The Block) as Bigwig, Gemma Arterton (Made In Dagenham) as Clover, Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It) as Blackberry, Freddie Fox (Pride) as Captain Holly, Olivia Colman (The Night Manager, The Lobster) as Strawberry, and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Hyzenthlay.

He joins a number of new additions including Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Mackenzie Crook, Gemma Chan and Jason Watkins.

Will this series be as scary as the film?

The 1978 film, starring John Hurt, is notorious for its haunting scenes of graphic violence, which sees beloved bunny characters mercilessly killed-off — traumatising a generation of children in the process.

However, the BBC1 series’ executive producer told The Telegraph, “will not just tone down the levels of on-screen violence to make it more appropriate for children, but give a boost to its female characters.”

Olivia Colman’s character, Strawberry, was originally a buck, or male rabbit, in Adams’ original novel.

New TV Spot for Glass


Written by marcie on November 20 2018

The first sneak peek at BBC’s Watership Down mini-series is finally here


Written by marcie on November 20 2018

BBC One is famous for making brilliant shows for us to snuggle up and watch at Christmas, and this first look at the upcoming mini-series Watership Down hints that this year will be no exception! The show has an all-star cast, including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Daniel Kaluuya, Gemma Arterton and Rosamund Pike along with many, many more British stars, and it has been revealed that Sam Smith has recorded an original song for the soundtrack. The show was also made in partnership with Netflix, and will be shown on the streaming site around the world.

According to the BBC, the Academy Award winning star was inspired by the classic novel, and his new record will be called Fire on Fire, which will be used as the main theme song of the show. Speaking about his involvement, the Too Good at Goodbyes singer said: “I am so excited and honoured to be a part of this new adaptation of Watership Down. This story is so powerful and timeless, and it has been thrilling to work with Noam and his team and the incredible Steve Mac on this song for it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”

The show will premiere on BBC One as two special feature length episodes at Christmas time, and follows the flight of a group of rabbits as they defend their home from being destroyed by humans. The Director and Executive Producer for Biscuit Entertainment Noam Murro said: “I’m blown away that Sam Smith is bringing his singular voice to our adaptation of Watership Down. With Fire on Fire hes created a theme song that connects with the heart of this iconic story. Bringing this story to life has been a long and incredible journey made by the immensely talented and dedicated cast and crew. I can’t wait to share the full series with the world this Christmas.”

New ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Synopsis Teases The Return Of Evil To Derry


Written by marcie on November 25 2018

A new IT:Chapter Two synopsis has been released and teases the return of Pennywise the clown to Derry, Maine in the upcoming film. The highly anticipated second part adpatation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel wrapped filming last month with the film set for a September release. The first film was a critical and box office hit with a 85% Rotten Tomatoes score and earning $327 million worldwide. Warner Bros. and New Line have released a new synopsis for the sequel that will follow The Losers Club 27 years after the events of the first film:

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

IT: Chapter Two will star Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff.

IT: Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6, 2019.

Watership Down Trailer


Written by marcie on December 06 2018

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, the rabbits are led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

Dark Phoenix: Jessica Chastain’s Villain Will Battle All X-Men At Once


Written by marcie on December 10 2018

Jessica Chastain’s as-of-yet unidentified villain in Dark Phoenix will battle all members of the X-Men at once. Her character is one of many mysteries surrounding the follow-up to Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. 

Following the tease at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entry in the X-Men franchise will see a dark and dangerous cosmic force manifest within Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), causing her to spiral out of control. As a result, the mutant heroes will not only have to battle one of their own, but a race of aliens seeking to control her powers. X-Men stories have faced criticism in recent years, with even the comic-book characters lamenting the repetitive nature of their stories, and the first trailer for Dark Phoenix only exacerbated those cries, with many claiming that it feels too similar to The Last Stand. Still, many remain hopeful, especially following the news that Dark Phoenix will draw from the popular “Secret Invasion” storyline.

It 2: Behind the Scenes Footage at CCXP


Written by marcie on December 10 2018

Pop culture festival CCXP in Brazil teased It fans this weekend. For the It: Chapter Twopanel, Warner Bros. had something special in store for the film’s following.

Despite not being in theaters until next September, Warner Bros. showed a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for the forthcoming horror sequel.

According to Collider, the sizzle reel didn’t contain a lot of actual footage from the film. However, all who were at CCXP got to catch a glimpse of the adult cast walking across a bridge. The behind-the-scenes video also features a shot of the cast on the first read-through of the script. Additionally, fans got to see some pre-production artwork.

The video also featured director Andy Muschietti talking about his goals for the film. Muschietti revealed that the film will be more intense and scarier than the first one.

Recently, Warner Bros. released a spoiler-free synopsis of the film that hints at a spooky return to Derry, Maine.

“Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT: Chapter Two brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.”

Watershop Down Photocall


Written by marcie on December 21 2018

James McAvoy shows off his Watership Down shirt while attending a photo call for the new animated mini-series on Saturday (November 24) at BFI Southbank in London, England.

The 39-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Nicholas Hoult and Gemma Arterton.

The mini-series is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It’s a co-production between the BBC and Netflix and it will air on Christmas Day in the UK.

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Glass Update


Written by marcie on December 21 2018

Added a couple of new photos to the gallery one from Behind the Scenes and 2 new stills.

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Watership Down actors reveal they were inspired by the ‘terror’ of watching the original cartoon


Written by marcie on December 21 2018

Stars of the BBC’s new Watership Down adaptation have revealed their performances were shaped by the “terror” they felt as children watching the classic 1978 version.

James McAvoy, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton and Nicholas Hoult recalled the traumatic scenes from the cartoon ahead of the new television mini-series which airs this Christmas.

The TV remake of Richard Adams’ classic children’s novel, which has sold more than 50 million copies since its release in 1972, uses the latest animation technology to recreate many of the violent scenes which viewers found so affecting in the earlier version.

Asked why he took the role, McAvoy, 39, who plays Hazel, said: “From the deep love and terror that watching the 1978 animation put inside my bones, and then from reading the novel later in life when it blew me away all over again.”

Arterton, 32, who plays Clover, added: “I remember seeing the 1978 animation when I was very young – and being petrified by it. Having revisited the story as an adult, it’s so pertinent, especially for these days and these times.”

The adaptation, which has an all-British cast, will air as two feature-length episodes on BBC One on December 22 and 23.

Star Wars actor Boyega, 26, said the realism created by the new animation techniques will increase the “emotional stakes” for viewers.

“I was also curious as to how they were going to do this, because the 1978 film was in 2D and it was devastating,” said Boyega, who voices Bigwig.

“I was devastated, I can’t lie. It was too much – it was bloody and looked a bit strange and as a kid taking that in was very scary.”

Hoult, 29, who plays Fiver, said the story is “scary at times” but “not unsuitable for your children to be watching with you”.

The cast spoke after one of the producers, Rory Aitken, said the remake is “clearly not appropriate for younger children”


Watership Down’s James McAvoy on why he almost passed out playing his character


Written by marcie on December 28 2018

Inhabiting the role of a living, breathing and talking rabbit is no mean feat, as Watership Down‘s James McAvoy has revealed he almost passed from the strain of creating his spirited animal sounds for his character Hazel.

The Split actor plays the main protagonist in the BBC and Netflix adaptation of the much-loved Richard Adams novel, which also stars Peter Capaldi, Olivia Colman, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Nicholas Hoult, to name but a few.

Recalling what the recording process was like – each actor recorded their parts separately and without seeing any of the animation – McAvoy told press including Good Housekeeping at the show’s recent screening: “You find yourself getting really lightheaded doing the rabbit noises…

“I almost passed out a couple of times doing those sounds!”

Hoult also revealed the unusual way he secured his part as Fiver in the series. Fiver is Hazel’s younger brother, and his trippy premonitions prompt the band of rabbits to flee their warren.

“James was wearing a Watership Down t-shirt when we were filming in Montreal together and I was like, oh Watership Down, and James was like, ‘yeah, I’m doing the voice for it’.

“And I was like, ‘really they’re doing another one?’ and you were like, yeah, you should do it, and that’s how i got on to it.

Glass Paris Premiere


Written by marcie on January 08 2019

New images have been posted in the gallery for the latest premiere of Glass in Paris. There have also been more photos added from Old Events and Shoots. Just register if you haven’t done so and enjoy!

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Glass London Premiere


Written by marcie on January 10 2019

James attended the London Premiere for Glass. You can view video and pictures below.


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How James McAvoy Got Insanely Jacked For Glass


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

James McAvoy is going BIG with Glass. He didn’t have time to get too muscled-up before filming Split, but now that The Beast is back in Glass, the 39-year-old Scottish actor turned to a professional for help.

Cue celebrity trainer Magnus Lygdback, who was tasked with taking James McAvoy’s Beast to the next level for the sequel. As the trainer put it…

Obviously he was brilliant in Split, but I don’t think his physique was where it could have been, and I think everyone recognized that within the team. That’s why they called me.

British GQ asked Magnus Lygdback if The Beast was meant to look unnaturally pumped, and the trainer confirmed that was the goal — and he thinks they pulled it off.

We had a lot of work to do. The Beast is supposed to be able to flex his veins and muscles and have a freaky look. It was about building as much mass as possible in a short time. I like to start the day with working out, because that’s when you have the most energy. We had a program with which you go really hard on a couple of muscle groups at a time and then let them rest. So we would do legs one day, back and outside shoulders the second day, the third day the chest, front shoulders and core, and the fourth day, arms. That allows the muscles to recover before you work them again and also means you can do more sets, more reps on each muscle.

James McAvoy is not a naturally big guy, so it really must’ve taken a lot of hard work to get where they wanted him to be. In terms of food, McAvoy had a lot to eat, but they counted “macros” instead of calories. As Magnus Lygdback explained:

I’ve never counted calories, because you can eat a bag of crisps and get 1,000 calories or eat a chicken breast and get 1,000 calories. It’s about the quality, the proportion of the macros: fat and carbs are the energy source and protein is the building stone of the muscles and tissue.

He suggests the macro plan for everyone. But the exercise routine, with a trainer around to keep you in line? Probably not practical for everyone, but that’s part of the job for a Hollywood star, depending on the role.

James McAvoy was phenomenal in Split, and probably deserved some awards attention, in my humble opinion. He has a chance to impress both physically and with his range in Glass, the combined sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.

Kevin Wendell Crumb and his many personalities are returning, alongside Bruce Willis’ Unbreakable hero David Dunn (now also called The Overseer) and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass.

Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has warned that the trailers for Glass aren’t telling the real story for the movie, which is an exciting tease. He also warned/promised that Glass won’t recap the previous two films, allowing the movie to stand on its own for anyone who happens to wander into the theater without having seen Unbreakable or Split. (Let us know if anyone is planning to do that; it would be fascinating to hear their experience.)

At this point, though, fans expect major twists in Night’s movies, and there’s a fear of building it up too much, or getting fans already thinking of twists so that inevitably they see them coming in the theater. We’ll have to see if that’s the case, and if it harms the viewing experience at all. Certainly, the big Split twist was a shock to many viewers. And this is the guy who gave us the ultimate twist ending with The Sixth Sense.

Since this story is already combining two successful Night films, I’m not worried that I’ll be as disappointed as I was with The Happening. Some lucky fans will be able to watch Glass in advance, and while I envy them, it makes me anxious about spoilers floating around the web. Be careful out there.

Glass opens wide in the U.S. on January 18. 

James says not being a Hollywood sex symbol helped his glittering career


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Hollywood actor James McAvoy has no regrets about not being a screen sex symbol.

The X-Men star said his average looks saved him from being typecast as a heartthrob.

The 39-year-old will next be seen on screen in two superhero movies – Glass, playing a man with multiple personalities, and as mutant leader Professor Charles Xavier in Dark Phoenix.

McAvoy, who also starred in Atonement and Last King Of Scotland, said he’s not bitter about not having won an Oscar yet.

He said: “I’m not in the league of the better-looking actors. However, I think I have done pretty well with what has been given to me.

“Not everybody can be, or should be, the most attractive example of humanity. We need every single grade. It allows me to play a wide variety of roles.”

McAvoy, who made his film debut at 15 in the Near Room, said he is resigned to missing out on big awards.

He added: “I’ve been acting for 20 years and I’m used to people telling me I should have been nominated for this or that. What matters is getting exciting work and wanting to do it every day.”

In Glass, McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb with Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis. He previously played the role in psychological horror Split.

Glass Clip Shows Off New Personalities for James McAvoy’s Kevin


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Lorraine Interview


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Awkward! An interview with Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy and ITV’s Lorraine Kelly went viral over its painfully cringeworthy exchanges.

The TV host, 59, spoke to the men from central London via live satellite on Friday, January 11. She kicked things off with a question about whether it was important to watch Unbreakable and Split before seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s latest release, Glass, in which Jackson and McAvoy reprise their characters of Elijah Price and Kevin Wendall Crumb, in order for it to make sense.

“No,” Jackson quipped before McAvoy shook his head and gave an emphatic, “No.”

“It’s a wonderful standalone piece,” the Pulp Fiction star said. “Not a bad idea, but not necessary.”

Things only got worse from there, with both men taking an uncomfortably long pause before answering the host’s inquiry about the film being “not your usual sort of big, action-packed story.”

“There’s a lot going on, isn’t there?” she asked.

“It’s cerebral,” Oscar nominee Jackson finally said.

The most awkward moment of all, however, came later on, when Kelly remarked that she couldn’t believe Jackson’s age of 71 (“Thank you. I’m not sure what that means, but thank you,” he replied) and that she appreciated both his and McAvoy’s lack of vanity.

“What I love about you two, in all the movies I’ve seen you do, there’s no vanity. There’s nothing like that, you just go for, and you, whatever the part requires, it doesn’t matter how bad you have to look, how horrible you have to be, you just go for it,” she said.

McAvoy, 39, lost his cool at that point, doubling in over in laughter as Jackson turned to his costar and said: “She talking to me or you? Which one of us are you talking to, are you talking to both of us?”

“I’m talking to both of you,” Kelly said through laughs.

“You talking about our dual commitment to, we don’t care how we look?” Jackson clarified.

“Yeah, I think that’s really good ’cause it means it’s really honest,” the journalist replied.

“Oh, OK,” Jackson said, with his castmate laughing. “Thanks, love. We’ve just got really good sense of humor; that’s the only reason we’ve got love in our lives.”

Fans couldn’t handle the clip, flooding the now-disabled comments section with remarks such as, “Thank God that conversation is over, even my dogs were cringing,” and “This interview reminds me of my grandma talking to naughty children who just want to laugh at her.”

One fan stuck up for Kelly, however, tweetingOpens a New Window., “Awkward interview with Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy on #Lorraine great when actors really sell their films during junkets…this isn’t one of those times.”

James McAvoy based a Glass personality on Saoirse Ronan


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy has revealed that he based one of the multiple personalities he portrays in his film Glass on Saoirse Ronan.

In the M. Night Shyamalan film, McAvoy reprises his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb from 2016’s Split, a character who has over 20 personalities.

McAvoy starred alongside Ronan in the 2007 romantic war drama Atonement, the film for which she earned her first Oscar nomination.

“All of them had one driving characteristic. That was key to getting into them physically,” he said of getting into character on The Graham Norton Show.


I based one of the twins on a young Saoirse Ronan.”

James at Radio X


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy is synonymous with many things; Scottish actor, Hollywood superhero film star and now expert McCoy crisp sniffer.

Dom’s known for heading down to junkets and spicing them up a little, so it was no surprise that when he met Glass actor James McAvoy, he got him to see if he could tell the difference between McCoy crisps just by smelling them.

Luckily the Filth star was a good sport!

James McAvoy on ‘Glass’ and ‘It: Chapter 2’’, Which He Calls “Really Disturbing”


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

Check out what James McAvoy had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

James McAvoy:

  • How it’s tough for him to talk about most of his films due to spoilers.
  • How much does Night tell him about the story arc and how much is he finding out when he reads the script?
  • What was his reaction to the twists and turns in the 3rd act?
  • What was it like shooting It: Chapter 2?

Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise scared the joy of acting out of James


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

If you think the actor who plays the Beast can’t get terrified himself, think again.

James McAvoy recently admitted to Good Morning America (and the entire world) that he’s more than afraid of clowns. The actor, who apparently had no problem being the villain in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, was so frightened by Bill Skarsgård on the set of Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter 2 that it actually made McAvoy wish he could put the whole acting thing aside until the clown-thing from the Macroverse was gone.

“He’s amazing. [Skarsgård] is terrifying,” McAvoy said. “He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out. I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, and we’d all done weird, freaky stuff. And we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being here. I don’t like being an actor today.’”

James McAvoy on the Awkwardest Sex Scene He’s Ever Had to Film


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy gives good split-personality villain in Glass (out January 18) and plays a handsome writer in this summer’s It: Chapter Two. Here, our February issue‘s Cosmo Guy talks about romance, awkward sex scenes, and dad jokes.

Spreading the Love

“I’m a fan of ­Valentine’s Day, but I would rather see Valentine’s Day every day. I don’t like feeling like I have to be romantic. I love the idea of buying gifts all through the year or finding another way to make somebody feel special.”

Behind the (Sex) Scenes

“There was a very technical sex scene in Atonement. The director wanted us to kiss with tongue, and Keira Knightley was wearing a dress that was made out of tissue paper, like it would fall apart if I blinked too hard. The scene wasn’t actually sexy at all, but they rarely are.”

Creep Factor

“With Glass, I enjoyed playing all those personalities. Being creepy was ­actually really fun. You don’t often get to do that kind of thing.”

Funny Business

“I have an 8-year-old, so I am fully qualified to dish out the dad jokes. I think I’ve always appreciated a good old-fashioned one. Even when I was 18, I pretty much specialized in dad jokes. I finally grew into the sense of humor I always had.”

This story appears in the February issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands now.

James McAvoy Reveals the ‘Kinky’ Split Character He Most Loved Playing in Glass


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

Despite the challenges of playing a character with dissociative identity disorder, James McAvoy was thrilled to reprise his role of Kevin Wendell Crumb and revisit all his favorite characters in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.

As introduced in 2016’s hit film Split, Crumb’s multiple personalities develop after his father disappears and mother starts abusing him.

Of the 24 different personalities he plays as Crumb in Split and its sequel Glass, McAvoy especially loves transforming into Miss Patricia, a controlling matriarch.

“She’s real kinky, and devout, and pious, but kind of longing to be touched at the same time. Which is sort of achingly sad and dead fun to play,” McAvoy tells PEOPLE.

Additionally the Scottish actor enjoys jumping into Crumb’s other main identity, Hedwig, who identifies as a nine-year-old boy.

“He just doesn’t really recognize barriers or boundaries, and it allows him to be pretty inappropriate with anybody and everybody,” he says of Hedwig.

To prepare his body for the film, McAvoy revealed the grueling work it took to bulk up.

“I had a really good trainer, who made me eat like a beast, and made me lift a lot of weights,” he says.

The movie also reunites Bruce Willis, 63, with his Unbreakable costar Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price).

In addition, Unbreakable alums Spencer Treat Clark (Joseph Dunn) and Charlayne Woodard (Mrs. Price) will also be back, as will Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy (Casey Cooke). Sarah Paulson is a new addition to the cast, as Dr. Ellie Staple.G


How James McAvoy survived playing 24 different characters in Glass


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

If you think playing one role as an actor is daunting, you’d be right. But add 23 more into the mix? Well, that’s just ludicrous.

But for James McAvoy, that was just another day’s work on the set of Glass, the third in thrilling trilogy helmed by plot twist-master M. Night Shyamalan. 9Honey Celebrity sat down with McAvoy in New York City in January to chat about the great physical and mental toll it took on him to play 24 intensely different roles, including the sadistic predator known as The Beast.

In Glass, the 39-year-old UK actor reprises his role as the disturbed serial killer Kevin Wendell Crumb, who we first met in 2016’s Split. He’s back, and still on a kidnapping and cannibalistic rampage, but he’s being hunted by the Philadelphia vigilante David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis), who miraculously was the sole survivor in a horrific train accident orchestrated by the diabolical Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in 2000’s Unbreakable.

Nineteen years after Unbreakable, we find Dunn and Crumb going head-to-head in a mental institution, and of course, they’re joined Mr. Glass, who has a dangerous plan to show the world who they really are — superheroes (or in Mr. Glass’ case, a supervillain).

But taking on Crumb and his various personality was no easy feat for McAvoy, he revealed.

“There was a lot of taking a nap at lunchtime,” the star joked.

“Just doing that many characters would be tiring enough, but quite a few of them, not just The Beast, but Hedwig is literally bouncing off the walls in a lot of these scenes.”

See the video interview at the following link: Celebrity.Nine.Com

What makes a Hero and What makes a Villain?


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

M. Night Shyamalan has ventured into the land of cinematic comic books with his latest offering, Glass, where he manages to flip the idea of hero and villain.

It’s something he’s played with in Split, another film in this trilogy, but to combine three of his major characters (The Overseer, Mr. Glass and Kevin Crumb — and The Horde), you’re left to sympathize with them all.

So when ESSENCE attended the New York City purple carpet premiere for Glass last week, we asked the stars of the film to tell us about the different qualities that make up heroes and villains.

“A hero is doing something for the greater good of society, working in mankind’s favor. Villains try to get to whatever nefarious ends he may have by whatever means necessary,” Glass star and former ESSENCE cover star Samuel L. Jackson told us.

We all know exactly what a villain is because they’re currently running our country. You know what? Let’s just let Spike Lee tell it!

“A villain is a person who has 800,000 federal employees working for free,” he told ESSENCE. “That ain’t a hero!”

Check out more from the red carpet above to see what else Jackson and Lee, as well as Shyamalan, Sarah Paulson, James McAvoy and more.

James on February’s Issue of Men’s Journal


Written by marcie on January 25 2019

This month’s cover star, James McAvoy, is already having a big 2019, starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Glass. In our story, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces,”Opens a New Window. writer Ed Caesar caught up with McAvoy to talk about what it took to transform into his character, Kevin Wendell Crumb. “I happen to like a bit of old-fashioned super-hero codswallop,” McAvoy told us.

“I was astonished when he started playing the part of what he was capable of,” Shyamalan told Men’s Journal. “The physicality, the drama, the emotion, the humor, the pathos.”

While he showed off his versatility in the role, McAvoy took his training to the next level, dedicating around five days each week with a trainer, along with upping the amount of meals he’d eat every day.

“In the third act of our movie, he has his shirt off the whole time,” Shyamalan says. “There was no way around it…. He whipped himself into shape.”

Get all these stories and more from our February issue—out this Friday, January 25.

And check back here for more behind-the-scenes videos and exclusive interviews from McAvoy’s Men’s Journal cover shoot.

James Update


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

I’ve been really busy lately and have collected loads on James from news articles to photos but all the articles I have collected are from Glass, Men’s Journal and It. So I will be posting those. Most of the photos I have uploaded for now. Replaced a lot of them recently if you took a look. So here’s the first of many articles

Glass: James McAvoy’s guide to the Horde

In Split, M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise 2016 sequel to Unbreakable, James McAvoy introduced the world to the Horde, a group of twenty-four personalities that all inhabit the body of Kevin Wendell Crumb. Now, in Glass, the third film of the trilogy, Kevin is back, and so is “Dennis,” and “Patricia,” and “Barry,” and “Hedwig,” and, of course, “The Beast.”

McAvoy was kind enough to walk us through a few of his favorite personalities, and the approach he took to bringing their character “to the light.”

Kevin

Kevin appears the least of all the main characters. He’s a guy that’s suffered extreme physical and sexual abuse his entire childhood, and at an early age, started to dissociate and fragment. He wouldn’t have been able to survive, to cope, personified on their own. Managed to overcome at times in his life, to function and be productive but, I think that he’s basically receded, and he’s regressed, and he can’t cope. He doesn’t want to be alive.

And so the rest of the group has to keep him out of consciousness because when he gains consciousness he’s really ready to commit suicide, and that’s just a really fucking sad place to be.

He’s probably one of the closest to me — him and Barry were the closest to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a suicidal person and I’ve never been abused, thank god, but I can identify with him, and I can empathize with his need to just give up and check out. I’ve not felt like committing suicide but I’ve felt like that before, just wanting it all to go away—can’t cope, can’t deal.

Hedwig

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Hedwig was born when Kevin was 9. I think things were real real real real bad around about that age; I think he had been getting a lot of physical and sexual abuse at that point, and before that time, it was less confusing for Kevin. It wasn’t pleasant, but it was right about that time he started to understand the true implications of what was happening to his body and what was happening to his mind by his family.

And that became harder to accept as he became older and more aware of the world, so at that moment, Hedwig was born, who had an indomitable spirit and had an ability to be in the craziest of environments, even incarcerated in a mental hospital and restrained, and have guns pointed at him, and still be just a kid looking for the fun. And that’s why that part of Kevin dissociated. It couldn’t survive as part of the whole, but it dissociated and became a separate person. He would come into Hedwig and block it out.

The central thing was to go, all right, that’s the key, primary characteristic about him: he’s looking for fun, no matter how dark the situation is. What was doubly interesting about him was that he was the only character who’s in a state of arrested development. He’s not allowed to age. It’s so important for the collective that they’ve got someone there who can remain childlike. So I thought what would be very interesting for him would be if he felt bad about that, if he felt slightly resentful about that, and he was trying to act like one of the older boys. That’s where his physical life came from. His lisp was just something that [M. Night Shyamalan] threw in one day in rehearsal. He said, “Try him with a lisp.”

Dennis

Dennis has a huge barrel chest, and he breathes really slowly in and out through his nose, and so I thought, I’m going to use that. And that kind of gave me a lot of the physicality for Dennis. But the great fun of playing Dennis was playing Dennis pretending to be Barry in Split. That didn’t happen in Glass. 

Barry

Barry was probably my favorite character to play, but really Dennis pretending to be Barry was my favorite character to play—very straight, not unintelligent but someone with a very limited worldview trying to play an overtly gay and effeminate man. You ended up getting a straight white dude’s version of that. And actually what I enjoyed about that was I found Dennis quite enjoyed slipping into that mode, and I think he found it quite liberating and quite enlightening.

Patricia

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She was born around the age of 14 when Kevin was having real problems with his religious faith and his Christianity because he grew up in the church. And what was bad about that, was that I think it had been a source of constant strength for him, but by the time he was 13 or 14, he was like, “Fuck this. None of this stuff would be happening to me if there was a god out there.” He lost his faith, and it was very important for him to have that faith because it was a crutch for him to lean on. So instead of losing his faith, that part of him that had the capacity to believe and hope in a higher power coming to save you—that dissociated and became Patricia, so her prime characteristic is faith and the unflappable capacity to have faith.

She was almost like a nun, but I thought it would be kind of fun in Split if she was a nun, she’s celibate, but as her faith kind of warps and transfers to the Beast, then she’s married to her belief in the Beast. She’s still celibate, she’s never had sex. She’s a woman in a man’s body and she can’t transition because she shares it with a ton of men, and I just thought it would be interesting if she wanted to be touched. You’re always looking for conflicts, whether that’s between you and another character or, even better if there’s conflict within the character. So someone’s celibate, it’d be real interesting if they really wanted to get laid. I was thinking the whole time she’s fantasizing about being touched. Especially in Split, less so in Glass because her faith has finally, truly been shaken.

In Split, you get a real kinky sense, even though she doesn’t do anything or ask anything of anyone. That was my fun little secret about her, that she was sexually fantasizing at the same time wanting to be as devout as possible.

Orwell

We had 23 in Glass and 3 of them got cut in the edit. Orwell was never in the script. I don’t know why, but Night never found a place for Orwell, and I was like, “Come on, we’re going to do 23 and we’re going to leave one behind?”

The Beast

Universal Pictures

For the Beast in the first movie, I tried to get in shape really quick, but I can only go so far. We didn’t have much time to get ready, only had a few weeks. And really I was just running about in the dark at the end of the movie, so it wasn’t that big a deal. And we had nice lighting and all of that. This one I said to Night, am I going to be playing the Beast a lot or just a little, and he said, “A lot.” And I said, “Am I going to be indoors or outdoors? Am I going to be in a nicely lit studio where you can make me look ripped with lights or am I going to be in daylight?” And he was like, “You’re going to be in daylight.” I’m like “F—king hell.”

So I had a guy called Magnus Lygdback who is really talented—he does Gal Gadot and he did the Skarsgaard [Alexander] guy for Tarzan and all that kind of stuff. So he really knows how to put muscle on quick. Had him when I was doing Dark Phoenix and he made me eat a ton of food and work out five and six times a week, really intensely and hard but really specifically. And he came with me to Pennslyvania and was there every single day helping me work out which muscles I had to work out for which shots I was in.

Because that’s the thing: I wasn’t trying to get a superhero body. It was really important I had a body that backed up the scary nature of this animalistic nature. He isn’t human, he’s more alien and animal than he’s human and the physicality had to be scary.

“Percival”

My new favorite is a new one, a guy—I called him “Percival,” he didn’t have a name in the script. I think for him there was a time in Kevin’s life where the world was becoming too much again and so he dissociated into someone who experienced life in the third person so that he narrates what is happening to him rather than experiencing what is happening to him. And I thought that was just an interesting, f—ked up to a life that’s too much.

‘Glass’ is currently in theaters.  

James McAvoy Used This Killer Workout to Get in Shape for ‘Glass’


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

Kevin Wendell Crumb is no easy role to play. Crumb suffers a dissociative identity disorder, which gives him 23 different personalities, including “The Beast,” a brute with insane bodily strength. and other superhuman abilities. James McAvoy. first played the role in 2017’s Split, and he returned to it again for this year’s Glass. But the new film required him to appear in even more shirtless rampaging scenes, which meant taking The Beast to the next level. To prepare, McAvoy had to bulk up with a good workout routine.

Before starting production on Split, McAvoy simply surfed the Internet to find workouts that would help him gain some muscle. This time around, he made a call to Magnus Lygdback, a Swedish trainer who helped Alexander Skarsgard get shredded for Legend Of Tarzan and Ben Affleck put on mass for Justice League. With only 12 weeks to get his new client into beastly shape, Lygdback flew to Montreal, where McAvoy was filming the latest X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.

The work began almost immediately. Each morning before McAvoy reported to set, Lygdback would lead the actor through a dynamic bulking regime.

“James is one of those guys who loves the process,” said Lygdback. “Because he had already been hitting the gym, and the framework was there, we were able to get more accomplished than I ever imagined.”

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It Chapter 2 News


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

It: Chapter 2 is reportedly 3 hours long.

Insider ViewerAnon tweeted: “IT: CHAPTER 2 is almost three hours long. “Pretty good but it needs work – the first is better. “And that’s all I’m saying lest WB sue me into an early grave.”

Of course, a test screening isn’t the final cut, so it’s unsurprising that the movie is three hours at this stage.

The first film was two hours and 15 minutes, but presumably, the sequel’s final cut will be slightly longer at least.

It Chapter 2 stars James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as older members of the Losers’ Club.

Glass coming to Blu-Ray April 16


Written by marcie on February 28 2019

Glass will be available on Digital April 2, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 16. There are a whole slew of special features, including 12 deleted scenes, and an alternate opening. Here’s a look at the features.


BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL

  • The Collection of Main Characters – A look at all the main players and how they fit in the universe created by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.
    • David Dunn
    • Elijah Price
    • Kevin Wendell Crumb
    • The Rest of the Family
  • Bringing the Team Back Together – M. Night Shyamalan is famous for working with many of the same crew from film to film.  In this piece, cast and crew share personal stories of why Shyamalan’s productions feel like seeing family again.
  • David Dunn vs. The Beast – An in-depth look at the animalistic face-off between David Dunn and The Beast
  • Glass Decoded – M. Night Shyamalan unveils some secrets of continuity and style from across theGlass trilogy
  • Breaking Glass: The Stunts – The superhuman strength of The Beast is best illustrated in the stunts. Take a behind the scenes look into the very effective methods of executing stunts in the film.
  • Connecting the Glass Universe – Explore M. Night Shyamalan’s stylistic approach to the Glasstrilogy and the unconventional concept of a comic book movie grounded in reality.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: Behind the Lens – Cast and crew discuss Shyamalan’s dedicated and meticulous approach to storytelling.
  • The Sound of Glass – Composer West Dylan Thordson elaborates on his use of string instruments to create tension, and explains why recording the score on-location enhanced the tone of Glass.
  • Enhancing the Spectacle – The VFX team provides details on the rewarding task of using CGI as an effective tool to intensify the narrative of Glass.
  • Raven Hill Memorial – Roam the long corridors of Raven Hill Memorial Hospital and see why the cast and crew describe the eerie location as its own character in the film.
  • Night Vision – A look at the early stages of Glass by examining the storyboards and their remarkable similarity to the final shots in the film.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL AND DVD:

  • Alternate Opening – Introduction by director M. Night Shyamalan available
  • Deleted Scenes – Introductions by director M. Night Shyamalan available
    • David Alone at Bar
    • Patricia Talks to Cheerleaders
    • David Encounters Pierce
    • Casey in Art Class
    • Dr. Staple Explains Machine
    • Mrs. Price in Waiting Room
    • Mrs. Price Talks to Elijah
    • Dr. Staple Drinks Tea
    • Pierce Checks Elijah’s Room
    • Mrs. Price Tells Elijah About Surgery
    • David Submits to Dr. Staple
    • Patients Worship The Beast
  • A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan – Star James McAvoy and Producer/Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan discuss the importance of originality when creating a film in this genre.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer


Written by marcie on February 28 2019

New trailer out for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. You can view it below. Dark Phoenix hits theaters June 7, 2019


In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

CinemaCon 2019


Written by marcie on April 04 2019

New photos have been added to the gallery from CinemaCon and the Cast of It: Chapter 2 were there along with some of the younger cast.

Appearances / Other Events / 04.02.19 | CinemaCon

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IT: Chapter 2 First Look at James McAvoy as Adult Bill Denbrough


Written by marcie on May 03 2019

We’ve got our first official look at James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough from IT: Chapter 2. We’ve seen plenty of set photos and behind the scenes photos of McAvoy during filming, but official stills from the highly-anticipated sequel have been few and far between up to this point. Now, thanks to director Andy Muschietti, we’ve got a real peek at what McAvoy is going to bring to the part this fall.

Andres Muschietti, who returns to direct after very successfully helming the first movie, took to Instagram to share the photo of James McAvoy in character as Bill. The image, itself, isn’t terribly revealing. Bill looks forlorn and it appears as though he’s back in his hometown of Derry, Maine once again after all these years. The filmmaker shared the photo in honor of McAvoy’s recent celebration of his 40th birthday. Muschietti had this to say in his caption, making reference to Bill’s stutter.

“And a happy belated birthday to the great James McAvoy who will thrust his f-f-fists against anything that moves in September 6 #billdenbrough #itchapter2”


Trailer is coming soon. But not sure when.

X-Men Call NASA in Final ‘Dark Phoenix’ Trailer


Written by marcie on May 03 2019

Featured below is the final trailer for X-Men Dark Phoenix but there are more clips you can view here.

It Chapter 2 Teaser Trailer


Written by marcie on May 09 2019

New Photos added


Written by marcie on May 28 2019

Added new photos from X-Men: Dark Phoenix Press Junket. Russia and London Photocalls, Exclusive Fan Event Photocall and Graham Norton. More to come soon.

Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.21.19 | London Photocall

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Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.20.19 | Russia Photocall

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Interviews / 05.23.19 | Graham Norton

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Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.33.19 | X-Men: Dark Phoenix Exclusive Fan Event Photocall

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Press Conference


Written by marcie on May 29 2019

I added more from the Dark Phoenix Fan Event Photocall and some from the Press Conference.

Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.33.19 | X-Men: Dark Phoenix Exclusive Fan Event Photocall

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Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.22.19 | Press Conference

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Beijing Press Conference


Written by marcie on June 01 2019

Added some new photos from the X-Men: Dark Phoenix Press Conference in Beijing, China. I also added two from Graham Norton

Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.29.19 | Beijing Press Conference

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Interviews / 05.23.19 | Graham Norton

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New photos from X-Men Dark Phoenix Premieres


Written by marcie on June 09 2019

New Photos have been added from the X-Men Dark Phoenix Premiere in Beijing, China and the TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. I’ve also added photos from Jimmy KImmel.

Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 05.29.19 | Beijing, China Premiere

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Movies / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) / 06.04.19 | TCL Chinese Theatre Premiere

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Interviews / 06.04.19 | Jimmy Kimmel

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Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy Respond to IGN Comments


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

IGN comments are funny, knowledgeable, passionate… and sometimes pretty weird. We showed Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy some of our favorites about X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

James McAvoy in the ‘Dark’


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

James McAvoy returns once again to play the role of Charles Xavier, the leader of the X-Men. A paternal figure whose ego is inflating as his team’s reputation has grown, he’ll have the hardest time adapting to Jean’s changing powers, especially given his history repressing them. McAvoy here talks what brought him back, working with Simon Kinberg as a director, and whether he is jealous of his colleague’s superhero suits.

The legacy cast are coming back. What prompted you to return?

I think a combination of things. We all enjoy playing these characters—I know I do. I’ve always enjoyed being in these X-Men films. I love this company of actors. And the crew, I’ve got to say, from people like Hutch Parker, our producer; Simon Kinberg, our writer and now director; Josh McLaglen, our first AD/producer. There’s a massive extended family that goes back nearly 10 years that you feel very loyal to. And it’s also the character that I feel loyal to, getting to take Charles forward and do something else with him as well, it just feels right. So that’s what brought me back.

Where do we find Charles?

Whereas formerly he was maybe a figurehead or a leader of a social movement, he’s now a figurehead and a leader of a political movement, and I think that’s how he regards himself, as well. One of the interesting things he does is, he justifies what he’s doing because he can say that he’s being loyal to his principles, but I think he’s forgotten that those principles only exist to protect the people he should be loyal to. That’s his family, and that’s his kind, his species, and he’s sort of forgotten that.

I think he’s put himself at the front of it all, seen himself as the torchbearer, being the friendly face of mutanity for humanity. He’s justified what his ego is making him do, becoming the center of attention. And if you go back to First Class, that’s something I tried to put into him, as a bit more of a self-centered person. The thing that was always more interesting about Charles is he’s selfless, his vanity is very low, he’s very wise, his empathy rules him, and his selflessness and almost priestly nature is what defines him, his need to help others. So, in First Class, while not making him evil or bad, we tried to make him a bit more self-centered or self-obsessed. And that kind of disappeared in the intervening two movies. It’s sort of come back here, which I really like; I really enjoyed exploring that fallibility.

He’s separating a little from his support system.

I don’t think he realizes he’s doing that. I don’t think it’s his goal. But where Charles has always been about the emotional and personal and the psychological, he’s gone more macro, he’s more worried about legacy and he’s more worried about politics and things like that.

He’s not being true to who he’s always been, and that does call him into conflict with his longtime not just allies but friends. You take somebody like Hank, who has been his crutch for decades now…people go on about Magneto and Charles, but Hank has run his life. He’s been all sorts throughout the years, and we always think it would be good to have a little Odd Couple-style side series about what Hank and Charles get up to in the X-mansion, this weird, dysfunctional relationship they have.

Simon is director this time. How was it working with him?

By the time Simon took over and directed Dark Phoenix, he’d already been working with us as a writer/director/producer in some capacity. He’d always been very collaborative about the screenplay, if we had ideas to tweak things, lines or even just whole character arcs, he would sometimes, at one end of the spectrum, completely redesign a character arc and, at the smaller end, let us flip lines in and out. Then, also on the days if he had an idea for a moment here or there, we were very comfortable with Simon giving us a bit of direction to augment what was already going on. It did feel extremely natural when he slid in to the director’s chair for this movie. What was interesting was that his natural instinct was to pare down, rely on the acting. Still going for spectacle, but to pare down some of the more primary colors and make them more nuanced shades of colors—that was his way to do it. To strip it all back, keep it real, go for the drama, as well as the crash, bang, wallop, but definitely go for the emotional drama.

Grounded seems to be the buzz word this time.

If you’ve got characters that you’re interested in enough, and who are extreme enough, the acting and the story can be your special effect.

Jessica Chastain is the new arrival this time. You have worked with her before. How much did you get to interact?

I think we had only one scene together…unfortunately! Actually, I had a couple scenes with her character, but she wasn’t always there, sometimes it was a special effect.

One of the reasons she said she took the job was she was looking forward to hanging out and acting with me again, and then we barely crossed paths! I remember us being a little bit pissed off at the whole thing. But she’s an amazing actor and as much as she’s got this very serious actor’s reputation—she is, she does it brilliantly—she’s a lot of fun on set. She can do it and still have fun, which I really, really appreciate. Also, we’re a big family, we’ve been going a long time and we all get on really well; somebody coming into that might not just slide in there, but she became part of the crew.

Sophie has said they were two pranksters on set.

Yeah, I was the subject of some of that! There’s a bit where my body is being controlled by Jean Grey, so to achieve that, they put me on wires, and they would pull my body around. Those two had a lot of fun with that and an iTunes version of the Macarena!

The cast seems to be better behaved this time…

On Apocalypse and this one, we were better behaved. I think we tried to make the movie in a shorter time period than ever before. And we all realized that this was Simon’s first film as the actual director, and so we all wanted to show up for him and work as hard as we could. I think that gave us a renewed focus. And just to have someone new in the chair might do that anyway, but he’s part of the family, so we all wanted to bring it for him.

Could this be the last time?

Every single one we’ve done has felt like it’s the last one we do. As an actor, I’ve pretty much only in the last five or six years started to think, “Maybe it isn’t the last time I’ll ever get to act again.”

So, in terms of X-Men, I’ve always gone, “If this is the last one, it’s been great.” We’ve got new owners for the franchise, and who knows what they’re going to do. But if this is the last one, it feels, narratively speaking, like a good end.

It feels, at least the four films we’ve done over the last decade, like it ends up well and you’d be happy to walk away at this point. And I’m certainly happier to walk away at this point than I would have been at any other point.

You don’t really get to suit up like the others. Are you jealous?

I am, a bit. I’d like to wear a daft superhero suit. And, this time around, they were quite sparse and practical I thought. But I generally like to get suited and booted in the stuff. Even when it’s uncomfortable, it’s worth it. I’m slightly jealous. I do get my in-the-field look with a turtleneck, which I rather liked.

There’s a reference in the trailer to the speeches Charles makes and how Michael Fassbender’s Erik is sick of it. Is that poking at the tropes?

I don’t think it’s poking fun at it, but it might be by nature because Simon is trying to make something that is a little bit the antithesis to some of the tropes that you always get and make it more grounded.

I don’t know, I think it was more character stuff between Charles and Erik, because they have had this argument so many times. Which is essentially, “There’s good in this person, I’ve got a messiah complex, please let me try and save the person at great risk to the greater public.” And Erik being much more pragmatic and clinical, saying, “Let’s just cut the problem out.” And so, Erik is just saying, “Let’s just not do this again. We’ve done it for years, so cut to the chase and get the fight on!”

The It Clown is terrifying


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

James says the It Clown was terrifying On Good Morning America

James McAvoy on Making Charles Xavier a Villain


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is very much a story about the titular entity as Jean Grey is consumed with a cosmic force prompting her to maximize her abilities but question her leadership. It’s a story pulled from Chris Claremont’s Marvel Comics run and one which has been loosely adapted in different iterations of books, cartoons, and movies. This time around, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey is influenced by the Phoenix Force after growing up under the leadership of Charles Xavier. As the story will go, Charles will learn a great deal about himself, going as far as realizing he might have been a villain all along.

After playing the role of Professor X in several other X-Men movies, James McAvoy was excited to explore a more corrupt version of the iconic Marvel character.

Vanity Fair: Irish, Scottish and English Slang


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

The German-born but Kerry-raised actor explains a selection of Irish words and phrases from ‘ossified’ to ‘gobshite’ to ‘shift and drift’ to his X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-stars Sophie Turner and James McAvoy in a video for Vanity Fair.

English actress Turner and Scotsman McAvoy also reveal the meanings behind some phrases particular to their parts of the world.

X-Men: The Legacy of the Franchise


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

With Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix releasing on June 7, May 13 has been declared as the X-Men day by 20th Century Fox. This movie marks the culmination of 20 years of the X-Men movie franchise. Marking the anniversary, 20th Century Fox released a video featuring Partick Stewert, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner and James McAvoy, who play the lead roles in thefranchise. In this video, the actors talk about their experience so far

Empire Podcast


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

James McAvoy is always welcome on the Empire Podcast, and this week he returns to talk to Chris Hewitt about the role he’s played most often in his illustrious career: Professor Charles Xavier. It’s a role McAvoy is playing for the last time in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and he runs through his Charley X Hall Of Fame in a fun interview.

Then, in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Nick de Semlyen to talk about watching versions originale in France, discuss the week’s movie news, from the Le Mans ’66 trailer to further R-Battziness, and review Dark Phoenix and Late Night. Oh, and they have a chat with Nick about his first book, the 80s comedy-centric Wild And Crazy Guys.

Hear the podcast here: https://planetradio.co.uk/podcasts/the-empire-podcast/listen/17117/

Late Late Show with James Corden


Written by marcie on July 02 2019

Corden was joined by Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters and James McAvoy in his tour around London.

The host kicked off the tour by showing the cast some highlights around the city, including a monument he said was designed by the man who designed Sir Ian McKellen’s bathroom and a Tesco Express that he claimed Sean Penn lost his virginity in.

After Corden showed the cast the landmarks, the late-night show’s bandleader Reggie Watts led the group in a sing-a-long. Turner and Shipp especially got into the number and shimmied as Watts sang.


Here’s also a few pics from the Bus Tour

Interviews / 06.20.19 | Late Late Show with James Corden

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Here’s Why the Kids Are Coming Back for It: Chapter 2


Written by marcie on July 19 2019

The sequel to the surprise horror smash It sees the return of the Losers Club, but not like we’ve seen them before. It takes place 27 years after the original, as the now-adults are summoned back to Derry to face Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) once again. However, the kids are back for It: Chapter 2…but it’s not just so we have an excuse to see them again. These flashbacks are a plot point.

James McAvoy, who plays the grown-up version of Bill (Georgie’s older brother), told Entertainment Weekly that director Andy Muschietti brought the kids back for a specific purpose. In the novel (and previous TV film starring Tim Curry), all the Losers’ Club kids who leave Derry end up forgetting everything about Pennywise. This includes Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Richie (Bill Hader), Eddie (James Ransone), Ben (Jay Ryan), and Stanley (Andy Bean). The only one who remembers what happened is Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), because he chose to stay behind and become a librarian.

Once the adults come back to Derry in the sequel, their memories begin to return. And that’s where the kids come in. According to McAvoy, Muschietti didn’t want to simply have a bunch of “aha” moments when the adults start remembering their horrific experience. He wanted to show it. Therefore, the original Losers’ Club kids aren’t just there to be in a series of flashbacks; they represent the adults regaining their own memories.

“Instead of us just standing around going, ‘Oh, I remember that time,’ we get to show it to the audience,” McAvoy tells EW. “Which is great, because that would be real sad if we had to say goodbye to that cast that the audience across the world fell in love with. And actually, in a weird way this movie resembles the structure of the book, in that it goes back and forth.”

This could mean things get a bit more metaphorical, as memories aren’t exactly the most reliable things and could be open to manipulation by Pennywise. And it’s clear the sequel is going to be more metaphysical than the first one. In a previous interview with Yahoo!, Muschietti mentioned that the sequel was also going to dive into the “transdimensional” elements from the book—something his previous It film chose not to explore.

He added that there will be a “dialogue between the two timelines,” meaning there’s a chance we could also see the 1989 and 2016 worlds collide in more ways than just gaining a few recovered memories.

It: Chapter 2 comes out September 6.

New Stills and Trailer for IT2


Written by marcie on July 20 2019

New stills from Entertainment Weekly and New Trailer for Comic Con for It: Part 2


Here’s the new stills with James in them to view more go here

Movies / It: Chapter 2 (2019) / Stills

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It Chapter Two will “absolutely” surprise fans of the book


Written by marcie on July 20 2019

It Chapter Two is now only a couple of months away and for fans of the book who think they know everything, think again.

Speaking to Digital Spy for the release of Annabelle Comes Home, Gary Dauberman – who co-wrote the first movie and returned for Chapter Two – promised that the sequel will hold some surprises, even if you know the story.

“Oh, absolutely. I can guarantee that. And if you wanna know the specifics as to what, go see the movie,” he teased.

Earlier this week, we got a brand new look at the grown-up Losers’ Club in the sequel, with the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader joining the cast.

“When you leave Derry, something happens where you forget it all. I think it’s like a [power] of Pennywise’s,” McAvoy explained of the Losers’ Club’s return to Derry 27 years later.

“Because if everybody could remember what he gets up to every 27 years through history, we’d go, ‘Hey, Derry’s really f**ked up, we should do something about that. We should send in the f**king Army!'”

And even though Dauberman has said the sequel will surprise fans, we do know that it’ll feature the brutal book moment that sees a young gay man called Adrian Mellon attacked by a gang of youths.

“It is an iconic scene in the book and one we wanted to include in the movie,” Dauberman previously noted.

“It is the first attack in present-day Derry and sets the stage for what Derry has become. It is the influence of Pennywise even while he is hibernating, and it’s pure evil what happens to Adrian. These bullies working through Pennywise was important for us to show.”

It Chapter Two is released in cinemas on September 6.

His Dark Materials Trailer


Written by marcie on July 30 2019

New trailer for His Dark Materials. I also added pics from Comic Con which can be viewed down below.


Appearances / 2019 / 07.18.19 | His Dark Materials Comic Con Panel

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It 2 News


Written by marcie on July 30 2019

Director Andy Muschietti has revealed the gargantuan running time for It Chapter 2, confirming that it will last for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

That’s a full half an hour longer than It Chapter 1, which hit cinemas in September, 2017, when it received critical acclaim before it went on to smash numerous box office records as it grossed £565.7 million ($700.4 million).

It 2 also received a R Rating for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.

It 2 went to comic con images are down below.

Appearances / 2019 / 07.17.19 | It 2 Comic Con International

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It 2 London Premiere


Written by marcie on September 03 2019

New photos have been added from the It 2 London Premiere, Set and Stills.

Movies / It: Chapter 2 (2019) / 09.02.19 | London Premiere

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New Photos from the Set of My Son


Written by marcie on November 25 2020

New photos from the set of My Son.

MOVIES > 2021 | MY SON > ON SET

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First Look at Together


Written by marcie on May 14 2021

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe,” “Military Wives”) are set to front “Utopia” writer Dennis Kelly’s drama “Together.”

Directed by Emmy and BAFTA-winning director Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”), the film is set in the U.K. from the first days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 until the present day. It tells the story of a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship during lockdown.

Horgan plays a charity worker who is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity, while McAvoy plays a self-employed man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. He’s been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables. The couple share a 10-year-old son, who is the one thing that has kept his parents’ relationship together — until lockdown.

“Together” is produced by Guy Heeley and West End and Broadway theater producer Sonia Friedman.

Source: Variety

New stills from Together


Written by marcie on September 03 2021

2 new stills from Together. Together Premiered August 27 in the US.

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My Son Trailer


Written by marcie on September 03 2021

My Son will be available on Universal’s Peacock streaming service on September 15.

Et Canada Interview: Together


Written by marcie on September 06 2021

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan star in “Together”, the new comedy from award-winning producer Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”). The stars discuss their experience working on the film, while McAvoy shares his fondness of the script and his co-star.

My Son Paris Premiere


Written by marcie on October 14 2021

James attended the Paris, France premiere for My Son.

MOVIES > 2021 | MY SON > PREMIERES > 10.14.21 | PARIS PREMIERE

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My Son Stills


Written by marcie on March 25 2022

10 New HQ Stills from My Son

MOVIES > 2021 | MY SON > STILLS

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BAFTA TV Awards


Written by marcie on May 10 2022

The James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan-starring single BBC drama Together has won the BAFTA TV Awards for Best Single Drama. The show beat off competition from Jack Thorne’s Help for Channel 4, along with Sky Arts’ Death of England: Face to Face and Channel 4’s I Am Victoria. The one-off film from Shoebox Films, Sonia Friedman Productions and BBC Film followed a family through the Covid pandemic, taking a first-person camera approach.

The Conspirator Update


Written by marcie on August 29 2022

A couple of updated stills from The Conspirator have been added also one from the set.

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MOVIES > 2010 | THE CONSPIRATOR > ON SET

Tip Berlin


Written by marcie on December 29 2022

New scans from the May issue of Tip Berlin

MAGAZINES > Tip Berlin

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James Reteams With Blumhouse For “Speak No Evil”


Written by marcie on April 18 2023

After working together on the combined half billion-plus grossing hits, Split and Glass, James McAvoy and Blumhouse are reteaming for a remake of Danish thriller, Speak No Evil. James Watkins (The Woman in Black) will direct from his script. Universal has set a theatrical release of Aug. 9, 2024.

In the original 2022 movie, a Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness. Pic is based on the screenplay by Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup.

James to star in Action Thriller “Control”


Written by marcie on April 27 2023

James McAvoy is set to star in Control, a high-concept action thriller that will be directed by Red helmer Robert Schwentke and backed by Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Shooting will begin in Berlin this summer.

Control is adapted from the award-winning podcast Shipworm from Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie into a tense ticking-clock thriller revolving around a doctor who awakens one morning with an untraceable device planted in his head. He must follow a mysterious voice’s instructions or devastating consequences will unfold.

The Book of Clarence Release Date Pushed


Written by marcie on June 22 2023

Sony has bumped the film’s release date from September 22nd, 2023 to January 12th, 2024. Unless the studio is actually giving this film a late limited December release, then its Oscar chances are basically toast.

amuel’s film is about a man named Clarence living in 29 A.D. Jerusalem who looks to capitalize on the rise of Jesus Christ. It sounds intriguing enough. The setting is, at the very least, intriguing.

Production on the film began last November and wrapped this past February. It is a story that’s biblical in nature and has a talented cast of African-American actors behind it. The cast includes LaKeith Stanfield (as Clarence), Omar Sy, David Oyelowo and Alfre Woodard. The white guys are Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy, both said to have supporting roles.

The Book of Clarence Teaser Trailer


Written by marcie on August 30 2023

Speak No Evil to Resume UK Shoot


Written by marcie on November 19 2023

Blumhouse Productions’ Speak No Evil starring James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis and Scoot McNairy restarted filming in the UK this week prior to SAG-AFTRA reaching its tentative agreement with the AMPTP.

The horror film, which is distributed by Universal, had five days left of filming when production shut down in July. Screen understands the production went ahead under Equity contracts, which were approved by SAG-AFTRA, rather than a waiver.

The US actors’ union reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP on Wednesday (November 8) after 118 days of striking, allowing actors to recommence work from 12:01am PT on Thursday (November 9).

Production on Speak No Evil began in late May and included a week in Croatia before moving to the UK to shoot on location in Gloucester.

There is no update on whether Universal will re-schedule the North American release of August, 2024.

Directed by James Watkins, Speak No Evil is a remake of the Danish horror of the same name about two families who go on a vacation together which quickly turns sinister.

Source: ScreenDaily

The Book of Clarence Official Trailer


Written by marcie on November 29 2023

The Book of Clarence will be in theaters January 12, 2024

New Poster for the Book of Clarence


Written by marcie on December 13 2023

Speak No Evil Release Date


Written by marcie on January 20 2024

New release date for Speak No Evil which comes in September. Per Deadline, Blumhouse and Universal’s Speak No Evil was originally intended to be released on August 9, 2024; however, the movie will now hit United States theaters on September 13, 2024.

Speak No Evil


Written by marcie on February 23 2024

What is the ‘Speak No Evil’ about?
The original movie follows a Danish family who are invited to spend some time with a Dutch family they met on vacation. However, their perfect weekend in a remote area quickly turns out to be a dark adventure. It’s unknown how faithful to the original the remake will be.

Who has been cast in the ‘Speak No Evil’ remake?
So far, only McAvoy is attached to the project. The Scottish actor, known for his work in titles such as X-Men: First Class or Atonement, is no stranger to the genre, as he has appeared in thrillers such as It: Chapter 2, Glass and Split.

When is the ‘Speak No Evil’ remake coming out?
The Blumhouse production is set to have a theatrical release on August 9, 2024. Apart from Blum, Paul Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek, and Bea Sequeira will serve as executive producers.

Speak No Evil Moves Back One Month


Written by marcie on March 10 2024

Speak No Evil is on the move, with Blumhouse and Universal pushing it to Sept. 13. It previously was slated for Aug. 9.

It will now go head-to-head with the animated Paramount feature Transformers One.

James McAvoy stars in the remake of the Danish psychological horror thriller Gaesterne. According to the logline, it is “about a family invited for a weekend at an idyllic country house-a dream holiday that warps into a snarled psychological nightmare.” Christian Tafdrup was behind the original movie, which was nominated for 11 Danish Film Awards, the country’s Oscars equivalent.

James Watkins, who helmed Eden Lake and The Woman in Black, wrote and directed the feature. He is also known for work on the mind-bending Netflix series Black Mirror.
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum is producing. Executive producers are Paul Ritchie, Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Bea Sequeira. Blumhouse, which recently completed its merger with James Wan’s Atomic Monster, is in theaters with The Swimming Pool.

Speak No Evil Trailer


Written by marcie on April 11 2024

Speak No Evil comes out September 13

Julianne Moore Joins James In Action Thriller Control


Written by marcie on May 03 2024

After nabbing a Golden Globe nomination for her turn in Todd Haynes’ May December, Julianne Moore has been tapped to star opposite James McAvoy in Control, an action thriller from StudioCanal and The Picture Company, on which we were first to report.

Based on the podcast from Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, Control revolves around the troubled Dr. Conway (McAvoy), who wakes up one morning to the sound of a mysterious voice in his head. With his reality now in question, the voice makes a series of escalating demands he must follow or devastating consequences will unfold. While specifics haven’t been disclosed, we hear that Moore plays a pivotal character with which the doctor must contend.

Source: Yahoo News

Gallery Update


Written by marcie on June 03 2024

New scans from Gio Issue 5 Magazine, New pics from Speak No Evil and a few shoots from 2017 and 2023.



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