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CREATING the Action in “EXODUS: GODS & KINGS”

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F ilmed at Pinewood Studios in London and on location in Almeria, Spain and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Exodus: Gods & Kings is the reimagining of one of the greatest stories ever told by one of the best filmmakers working today. Filmed in 3D, Scott’s film will tell the story of Moses, abandoned by a desperate mother as a baby after the Egyptian rulers orders the murder of all boys born to slaves. The boy is found in the bulrushes by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal household, where he grows up alongside Ramses, the future monarch. As a man, Moses has a vision and turns his back on his privileged life and leads his people, the Israelites, from enslavement. Scott’s film will feature ground-breaking special effects, including the plagues visited upon Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea. Working with Scott to realize the grandeur of the movie's action sets and pieces is Arthur Max, who is also featured in this special video. Max is a double Acad

One Year from Opening, “JURASSIC WORLD” Reveals New Images

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T he much anticpated action adventure “ Jurassic World ” is opening exactly one year away, so Universal Pictures has released three new images from the upcoming sequel to mark the occasion. The movie takes place 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park” and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.

Mila Kunis vs. James Franco for Child Custody in “THIRD PERSON”

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A ward-winning director Paul Haggis’ latest romantic thriller “ Third Person ” follows the journeys of three sets of couple at three different stages of a relationship set at the backdrop of Paris, Rome and New York. The movie’s main character Michael, played by Liam Neeson, a novelist who’d been famous for his previous work has holed himself up in a hotel suite in Paris finishing his latest book. Within the hotel works a maid named Julia, Mila Kunis ’ character – an ex-soap opera actress who was once a frequent guest at the hotel. Julia is caught in a custody battle for her 6-year old son with her ex-husband Rick played by James Franco , who is a famous New York artist. With her support cut off and her legal costs ruinous, Julia’s lawyer Theresa (Maria Bello) has secured Julia one final chance to change the court’s mind and be reunited with the child she loves. Julia’s sole motivation in life is to gain joint custody of her son but her fragile psychological

Performance Capture Creates Ape Evolution & Revolution in “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” Trailer

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2 0th Century Fox has recently shared the hair-raising performance capture behind the upcoming revolutionary action thriller “ Dawn of The Planet of The Apes ,” where Caesar, a CGI-created ape introduced in the previously released “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is now an older, wiser and more troubled character. Watch trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WujkWBN3_wo&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA

Gerard Butler in “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2”

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F rom DreamWorks Animation, “ How To Train Your Dragon 2 ” is even more exciting than the first Oscar-nominated film. The 3D adventure is stunning, with beautiful animation, great characters and a powerful storyline about a boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless. Gerard Butler returns as Hiccup’s dad, Stoick The Vast, mighty Chieftain of the Island of Berk. Hiccup, now a young man, is contentedly flying with Toothless and exploring the frontiers of the Viking world, much to the annoyance of his father. Stoick feels it’s high time his son stepped up to his leadership responsibilities and his heritage. As the plot unfolds, Hiccup has to defend the villagers from the power-crazed Drago (Djimon Hounsou) and his army of dragon trappers. And in a dramatic twist to this exhilarating coming of agestory, there is an emotional family reunion with Valka, Hiccup’s courageous mother (Cate Blanchett),an inspiring dragon protector.

Elle Fanning is Princess Aurora in “MALEFICENT”

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I f Maleficent has long been a symbol of the dark feminine, the character Aurora has always symbolized the light and innocent. In casting the role of the Princess who falls under Maleficent’s spell, the filmmakers of Walt Disney Pictures' “ Maleficent ” chose one of the most talented actresses of her generation, Elle Fanning. “Elle is Aurora,” comments Angelina Jolie, who plays the title character. “From the moment I met her, she is just sunshine. She’s a wonderful, sweet, intelligent young woman.”

Jackie Chan Back in Full Blast Action in Latest “POLICE STORY” Movie

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M illions of Jackie Chan fans worldwide grunted when it was announced that the action maestro is about to retire from action films. But recently, Chan had been doing the rounds promoting his latest action movie, “ Police Story 2013 ” set to open in cinemas (Philippines) this January 22. Now, Jackie Chan is once again in full action mode orchestrating his stunts in “Police Story 2013.” Chan began as a stuntman in Chinese action movies and became his country’s action star in the 70s with his action comedy films such as “Snake in the Eagle's Shadow” and “Drunken Master” prior his big Hollywood fame in the 90s.

“ROBOCOP,” “AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2” Lead Columbia Pictures' 2014 Line-Up

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C olumbia Pictures taps the best talents (Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Channing Tatum, Andrew Garfield, among others) to star in high-concept and interesting films that the studio will rollout in 2014. From original ideas to re-imaginings, from anticipated sequels to clever adaptations, Columbia's solid slate for the year promises to inspire, enlighten and entertain. “ RoboCop .” When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.

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