QUICK FIX Movies To Watch #1-5

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Quick Fix Movies To Watch #1-5 start things off with more than a few bangs

Quick Fix Movies To Watch is a weekly column of mixed movie suggestions for both the avid film fan and the casual movie-goer. Dive in, swim around a little bit, and come up with a new movie or two you think is worth watching. They’re all great!

Quick Fix movie picks #1-5 include Open Range, Big Fish, Moon, True Romance, and Super.

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Empire Magazine’s STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS cover

Empire Magazine Star Trek cover

Empire Magazine’s 3-page Star Trek Into Darkness Cover on shelves March 28th

Empire Magazine premiered its newest cover revealing a 3-page fold out of the Star Trek Into Darkness cast and director. While the image is a little dry, the idea behind the fold out cover is kind of cool. Movie news seems to be sneak peaks of sneak peaks nestled into blurry shots of on-set action, so getting your hands on some more cerebral material by way of a movie magazine is always a nice change of pace.

Read more about what you’ll get beyond the cover, and check out some cover close-ups after the jump.

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TRAILERS: Teaser for RIDDICK

I’m not a fan of teasers for trailers. They’re pretty pointless unless the purpose is to give fans very little but an urgent sense of anticipation.

That said, here’s our first official trailer/teaser for Vin Diesel’s new RIDDICK film. It’s taken a while for the movie to see daylight, and from the teaser I get a very Pitch Black re-tread vibe. We’ll see how things pan out this fall as RIDDICK is set to hit theaters in September.

“Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.”  –IMDb.com page

Live-action TMNT casts Alan Ritchson as Raphael

Alan Ritchson as Raphael in TMNT

Alan Ritchson has been cast as Raphael for new live-action TMNT

Deadline is reporting that Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State, Smallville) has signed on to play Raphael for the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. He’ll join already-cast Megan Fox (who’s playing April O’Neill) and will take direction from Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle Los Angeles).

The new TMNT is tentatively titled Ninja Turtles film is scheduled to hit theaters May 16, 2014.

TRAILERS: Jason Statham’s HUMMINGBIRD

We got a stylish poster last week of Jason Statham‘s new film Hummingbird, and this week gives us the trailer. Check it out!

Hummingbird sees Statham as ex-special forces member Joey Jones living on the streets while on the run from a court martial. The film is the directorial debut of writer Stephen Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises).

Ryan Gosling quitting acting?

Ryan Gosling quitting acting for a while

Ryan Gosling announces he’s taking a break from acting

Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines) is stepping behind the camera with his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, and it sounds like he’ll be staying there for a while. The much-loved actor says he’s losing perspective, and he hopes stepping back for a bit will help narrow his focus (via TotalFilm.com):

““I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing,” says the star. “I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.
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“There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film,” he  continues. “I have done it. It’s not my favourite way to work. The more opportunities I’m given, the more I learn about how easy it is to fuck it up. You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It’s like trying to exercise some restraint, because I do have so much freedom.”

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