Welcome back to Reel Weekly.

What a week! First up we have two new giveaways courtesy of Madman Entertainment. So before we get started, make sure you head over to the competitions page for your chance to get your hands on a copy of How I Live Now and Dirty Wars.

This week we celebrate the end of How I Met Your Mother’s nine-year journey with our list of the hit sitcom’s Top Ten Episodes. In reviews, we take a look at Darren Aronofsky’s controversial biblical epic Noah, German director Jan Ole Gerster’s meditation of urban loneliness Oh Boy, young adult post-apocalyptic tale Divergent, season one of Fox’s biggest new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and lastly the ohh-so-awesome The Lego Movie.

Movie News


  • With one last box office push in Japan, Disney’s Frozen has officially become the highest grossing animated film of all time. Bringing in a whopping $1.07 billion worldwide, the Academy-Award winning film has topped Toy Story 3’s previous record and comes in at number ten on the list of highest grossing movies of all time. Read more

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  • MGM are to make a feature length CG/Live Action hybrid based on the animated version of The Pink Panther. The film will follow the Friz Freleng and David De Patie’s design used in the Blake Edwards’ films credits and series of theatrical shorts. Read more


  • The sequel to Josh Trank’s super-powered found-footage film Chronicle looks to be moving ahead. Replacing the first movie’s writer Max Landis (whose script for the sequel was turned down by FOX) is Jack Stanley, an up and coming screenwriter best known for his unproduced Sweetheart screenplay. Read more

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  • Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth is set to direct Keanu Reeves in psychological thriller Knock Knock. Written by Roth and his Green Inferno co-writers Nicholas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, the film will follow a happily married family man whose life is turned upside down when two beautiful girls turn up at his home. Read more


  • MGM and James Bond producer Dana Broccoli have asked a federal court to file an injunction and award damages against Universal over Section 6, a film they claim to be a “James Bond knockoff.” The suit comes following several unsuccessful attempts to discuss the project with Universal, as well as being refused to see the script to ensure there weren’t too many similarities. Read more

Casting Buzz


  • Ben Stiller is in talks to star in American Beauty screenwriter Alan Ball’s upcoming directorial outing I Am Chippendales. If it all goes through, Stiller is to play Nick DeNoia, the former choreographer and partner of male dance club Chippendales’ founders Paul Snider and Somen “Steve Banarjee”. Read more

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  • Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four film has found its villain with RocknRolla’s Toby Kebbell cast as the one and only Dr. Doom. Little is known about the project thus far, save that the reboot will feature a younger version of the titular heroes not unlike their reimagining in the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic series. Read more


  • Amy Adams is in talks for a role in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi movie Story of Your Life. The film takes place years after aliens have touched down on Earth, with Adam’s potential role being a linguist recruited by the military to try and establish the extra-terrestrials’ motives. Read more

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  • Also on the Villeneuve tip, the director’s upcoming thriller Sicario is currently seeing Emily Blunt in negotiations to star. The screenplay by Taylor Sheridan follows “an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.” Read more

zac efron - the associate

  • Zac Efron is to both star in and produce an adaption of John Grisham’s The Associate. The film will see Efron as a young man spying under the employment of the world’s largest law firm when a dark secret from his past falls into the wrong hands. Read more


  • Will Farrell is all set for his next sports-centric comedy with the tennis themed The Match Maker. Unlike his previous sillier films of the genre, The Match Maker is based on a true story and promises a more comedy/drama tone with The Pursuit of Happiness writer Steve Conrad adapting the story. Read more

Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub

  • Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub have been cast the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie as Leonardo and Sensei Splinter, respectively. While their roles are key, the two actors are only lending their voices to the anthropomorphic characters with Pete Polszek and Danny Woodburn providing the motion-capture performances. Read more

TV News

  • Late Show host David Letterman surprised his audience this week with an on-air announcement that, while he didn’t know the exact date, he would be retiring sometime next year. Letterman has enjoyed an incredible 21-year tenure on CBS, with a further 11 years hosting on NBC. Read more

That’s it for news, which means it’s time to move on to this week’s new videos.

In trailers we get a look at Begin AgainThe Purge: Anarchy, Night Moves, Sex Tape, The Drop, Palo Alto, Lucy, House of Manson, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Fight Church, The Expendables 3 and Blended.

There are new clips from How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Fargo, which also comes with a bonus featurette.

That’s everything for this week. But before you go, make sure you treat yourself with the below short film from DreamWorks Almost Home:

– Compiled by Zac Platt.