You Should Be Reading: December 2016

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This month sees the introduction of my new monthly feature for Filmoria, You Should Be Reading, which looks at what book adaptations are being released as films over the following month.

If you love reading just as much as you do watching, then this feature will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming films that are based on books, giving you ideas on what you should be reading in anticipation for the release of their adaptations.

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Woody Harrelson Lands The Villain Role in ‘War Of The Planet Of The Apes’

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Woody Harrelson has landed a key role in the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it has been announced this week, and will square off against Andy Serkis‘ Caesar as the human villain in the 2017 instalment.

Directed by Matt Reeves, plot details for War of the Planet of the Apes have been kept under wraps at the minutes, but it has been reported that Harrelson will play a character called Colonel. Sounds villainous enough, right? Reeves has also previously teased that the next film would see Caesar becoming a Moses-type seminal figure in ape history, who leads his people through the war he fought so hard to prevent.

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‘Spectre’ Will Make Its World Premiere At The CTBF Royal Film Performance

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The 24th James Bond adventure, Spectre, has been selected for The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015, it has been announced today, and will make its world premiere on 26th October.

The CTBF Royal Film Performance is an annual event, which will take place at The Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The film will be the third Bond film chosen as an RFP title since its inception in 1946, and will be attended by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes.

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New Poster & Trailer for ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ – “A Sister’s Bond Is Forever”

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With tickets set to go on sale on 1st October for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, we have a new trailer and poster for the final instalment that we’re all dying to see.

Reaching cinemas on 19th November, the new promotional items center on the strong bond and compassion between two of the most courageous sisters we know – Katniss and Primrose Everdeen.

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Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Smash Up A House In New ‘Demolition’ Trailer

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Opening the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this week we have a new trailer for Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker, who is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

From director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) and with screenplay by Bryan Sipe, Demolition looks set to be one of 2016’s best dramas.

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12 of The Best On-Screen Portrayals of Real-Life Gangsters

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Next week sees the release of the hugely anticipated Legend, which stars Tom Hardy as both of the notorious Kray twins. To celebrate the film’s release, we take a look at 12 of the best on-screen portrayals of real-life gangsters in film.

Set to be released on 9th September and directed by Brian Helgeland, Legend tells the story of tells the story of the 1960s twin gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most well-known criminals in British history.

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7 New High-Quality Images for ‘Batman v Superman’

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The summer blockbusters are coming to an end for 2015, and with a few big releases still left for the rest of the year, we’re already eager for 2016 to get a move on. One of the most anticipated films we can’t wait to see is DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, just to see how DC do in the battle of the superhero films.

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New Trailer for TIFF15’s ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’

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Set to make its North American premiere at TIFF 2015 in a few weeks time, the first trailer for Wim Wenders’ drama Every Thing Will Be Fine has been released this week.

The trailer and the plot synopsis for this are both pretty spoiler-filled since the events of the film are centred around quite a pivotal moment, so if you’d like to know as little as possible, then I’ll just tell you that the film will screen at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival this September, and it certainly looks worth the watch when it finally hits our cinema screens.

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New Trailer & Images for ‘The Martian’

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Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain are back en route into space, so if you didn’t like Nolan’s Interstellar last year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian might just be the sci-fi for you.

Based on the novel by Andy Weir and scripted by Drew Goddard, a brand new trailer has been released today, along with two images by 20th Century Fox earlier this week.

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First Beautiful Poster for ‘The Jungle Book’

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The film industry has gone a little mad with their live-action remakes of classic Disney films at the minute. We’ve seen Cinderella, Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland, two Snow White adaptations, Jack The Giant Slayer, Hansel and Gretel, and even 101 Dalmatians (many years ago!), and there are many which are still yet to be released, including Beauty and The Beast, The Sword In The Stone, Pinocchio, and The Little Mermaid.

I think that’s them all so far, anyway…

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Episode 8 Review – ‘Omega Station’

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The second series of HBO’s True Detective has been incredibly hit and miss; it took it’s time to pick up the pace and get us interested in the new characters, but there were enough big moments of action and intriguing drama to keep us coming back. But it all came down to this finale.

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Top 12 Video Game Moments In Film

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In anticipation for the upcoming release of Pixels on 12th August, this week we take a look at some of the best video game moments in film.

From Scott Pilgrim playing a fictional version of Dance Dance Revolution, to Wreck-It Ralph leaving his own game to win a heroes medal of his own, when a scene involves going to the arcades or sees a character playing one of our favourite video games, we’re suddenly filled with a huge amount of nostalgia.

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TV Review: No Offence

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Written by the BAFTA award-winning writer and Shameless creator, Paul Abbott, No Offence is an amusing, creative, and intelligently paced cop crime drama, which gives an original take on the world of the police procedural.

With a fresh, dark comedy approach, the series originally aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday nights at 9pm, and follows a team of detectives from the Manchester Metropolitan Police, focusing on their investigation into the serial murders of girls with Down syndrome.

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Watch The First Full Trailer for ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

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After the teaser trailer for The Last Witch Hunter intrigued us all a few weeks ago, we now have the first full trailer, showing more of the fantasy world that Vin Diesel is a part of.

The film, directed by Breck Eisner, sees Diesel play the role of Kaulder, who, once a member of an army of witch hunters, is now the only one of his kind after being cursed with immortality by the Queen Witch.

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More Casting News for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

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We’ve had quite a bit of casting news for the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, this week.

A few days ago it was announced that Colin Farrell has joined the cast, and now comes news that Brooklyn actress Jenn Murray and casting call winner Faith Wood-Blagrove have come on board, too.

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Episode 7 – TV Review

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As we reach the penultimate episode of True Detective, the series finally shows us what it was capable of all along. With only one week left, everything takes a step up with ‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms’, from the writing to the performances, to a killing-off that will leave you feeling more engaged with the series than you have felt in all of the other episodes combined.

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New Red Band Trailer for Michael Bay’s Benghazi Film ’13 Hours’

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Paramount Pictures has released the red-band trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming action thriller, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

Based on a true story, and in turn on the 2013 book 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff, with screenplay by Chuck Hogan, the film tells the story of the six members of the security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi when it came under attack.

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