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Welcome to this weeks episode of the Movie Backlot Podcast. This week on the cast we piss off Alex by overly discussing the length of Transformers: Age of Extinction. We also giver our thoughts on what the future of the Marvel Ant-Man movie will be and why the need to leave the Ghostbusters franchise alone and forget about the third movie. We also talk about the Box Office numbers and introduce a new section to the show. Show Notes are below.

This Weeks Show Notes

Box Office

⦁ Maleficent $70 Million

⦁ X-Men: Days of Future Past $32.56 Million

⦁ A Million Ways to Die in the West $17.069 Million

⦁ Godzilla $12.225 Million

⦁ Blended $8.425 Million

New Releases

Edge of Tomorrow 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Fault in Our Stars

1. Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) leaves talks to direct Ant-Man, Rawson Thurber (We’re the Millers, Dodgeball) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) may still be in talks

2. Josh Brolin Will Play Thanos in GotG

3. Transformers 4′s running time will be 2 Hours and 30 Minutes without Credits

4. Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer, one of the contenders to replace Edgar Wright 4. at the helm of Ant-Man, is also reportedly up to direct Ghostbusters 3.

5. Sony has acquired the movie rights to Mark Greaney’s novel 5. The Gray Man, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and 5. Anthony Russo attached to write and direct.

6. A reboot of 1993′s mega-actioner 6. Cliffhanger Producer Neal Moritz and StudioCanal are moving forward with the project, with a script to be written by Joe Gazzam.

7. Roland Emmerich directing a new Stargate trilogy, Dean Devlin will produce the project

8. Alfonso Cuaron was in “deep in talks to direct JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts” are not true, according to Cuaron himself.

9. George Nolfi to Direct Bruce Lee Biopic ‘Birth of the Dragon’ According to 9. Variety, George Nolfi (9. The Adjustment Bureau) has signed on to direct the project, which has been described as an ‘origin story’

10. Tarantino’s Hateful 8 is back on track to shoot this fall

11. Captain America 2 will be out on blu ray on September 9th and without a One Shot

12. Ben Foster reveals he is playing the mage Medivh in Duncan Jone’s upcoming Warcraft movie, the movie will show both sides of the war

13. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow confirms the rumors from last week, “Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar,” he said, referring to the island from the original film. “It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. … It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs.”

14. The sequel to World war Z will be written by Academy Nominated writer Steven Knight, best known for Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things


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