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Asa Butterfield Has Brilliant, Young Mind in 'A Brilliant Young Mind' Trailer


Well, if you thought that Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game blew our supply of new movies about brilliant, thin, young British guys haunted by a certain issue, you can stop worrying, because here's another one. In A Brilliant Young Mind (originally titled X+Y), now we've got Ender's Game's Asa Butterfield as a teen struggling with autism but also extremely gifted at math(s), landing him a spot on Britain's squad for the International Mathematics Olympiad, and a movie that kind of seems like Little Man Tate with more romantic subplots. Here's the trailer:

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'Room' Trailer Gives Us the Unbelievably Depressing Kimmy Schmidt


Not to be confused with The Room, Room DOES still involve a boy grossly mae a party to some unconscionable sex acts, but in this case, it's horrific for entirely different reasons. Based on the same-titled novel by Emma Donoghue and directed by Frank's Lenny Abrahamson, the film stars Brie Larson and young Jacob Tremblay as a mother and son that are confined to the small quarters of a shed, held captive by a man that makes nightly visits while the son is hidden away in a wardrobe. As you'll see in this teaser trailer alone, the pair do eventually make it out alive and to Brie's parents (Joan Allen and William H. Macy), but that would seem to hardly be a spoiler; there's a lot more to the drama here than just the "will they make it out to civilization?" tension. Like Cast Away, except utterly sickening.

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J.J. Abrams Broke His Back Shooting 'The Force Awakens'


Revealing how he is basically the Leia of the Star Wars franchise directors, J.J. Abrams last night told Jon Stewart how he tried and failed to rescue Han Solo--and ended up defeated and wrapped in a skimpy little torso covering because of it.

Like The Force Awakens, the story begins with a past we're already familiar with, Abrams explaining the already well-known tale of Harrison Ford breaking his ankle on the door of the Millennium Falcon. Turns out, it was the ship's door coming down on Ford's leg that caused the injury, and Abrams says that he then tried to free Ford by himself lifting the fallen door. That didn't work, but according to Abrams, the effort did succeed in breaking his own back, leaving him in a back brace through the rest of production and beyond. Here's the director doing a better job telling the story himself:

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'Imperium' To Finally Give Us 'Harry Potter and the American Nazi Party'


Since he's already got the experience going up against awful skinheads obsessed with blood purity, Daniel Radcliffe is going to try and take down some neo-Nazis. Deadline reports that Radcliffe has signed on to star in Imperium, in which he'll play an FBI agent that goes undercover for years to stop white supremacists that are attempting to construct a dirty bomb. The film is based on the real-life story of Michael German, and shorts director Daniel Ragussis will make his feature-length debut on the project. Good luck defeating the white power, Harry!

Remember Who Dangled from a Plane First with Chris Farley in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'


Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and the documentary I Am Chris Farley share a release date today. They also both involve a guy who dangled off the side of an airplane. By Internet Law, that's more than enough grounds for a Farley: Impossible mash-up, so editor Todd Spence has graciously put one together for us. Have a look below to see the Ethan Hunt that does his surveillance from a van down by the river.

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'Game of Thrones' To Kill People Off for at Least Eight Seasons, Maybe a Prequel


Following the proven formula of Who's the Boss?, Game of Thrones is going to give us at least eight seasons of wondering who exactly is going to end up in charge here. Word comes from HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, who yesterday at the Television Critics Association's press tour reportedly said, "Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation. The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we're shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feel like there's two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that's what we're looking at right now."

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Relativity Media Relatively Broke, Files Bankruptcy


Relativity Media LLC, the studio behind recent films like 3 Days to Kill and The Best of Me, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. CLASSIC bankruptcy chapter. The news comes in the days following such ominous portents as public money woes, the layoffs of over 20% of their full-time staff, and the production and distribution of 3 Days to Kill and The Best of Me. The company is now said to be restructuring, though somehow Ryan Kavanaugh remains CEO. In light of the announcement, Relativity will no longer be handling the distribution of Jane Got a Gun and The Bronze but will still go ahead with putting out their own remaining unreleased films, Jared Hess's Masterminds and Kidnap, which is basically Halle Berry's Taken. Ain't no bankruptcy gonna deny us that.

3D Miyazaki Tribute Montage May Give Prolonged Ghiblirections


Animation legend Hayao Miyazaki has supposedly started work on his own 3D-animated debut to be completed in 2018, but it looks like someone has beat him to the punch. Shouldn't have sat on that one, eh, old man? But don't sweat it, Miyazaki, because this is different than what you're doing. Vimeo user Dono has put together a lovely tribute that marries the beloved 2D characters of Miyazaki's library with new, detailed 3D environments that seem to breathe new life into them. It also kind of feels like what would be the closing sequence after you beat Miyazaki: The Video Game. These are probably the end credits he got in his brain when he announced his retirement:

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