The Movie Scrutineer doesn’t report the news from the movie industry, as there are already tons of other websites that do just that! Though I do like to share some of the biggest stories, which I do here in this news wrap-up and mash-up of some fun articles, as well as an overview of the latest trailers, released during last week.

News Wrap-up: Week 50 of 2013 (December 9-15)

Overview of the Golden Globe nominations (Empire)

Tom Laughlin Dies - Actor-writer-director passes away at 82 (People)

Legendary Actress Joan Fontaine Dies at 96 (The Hollywood Reporter)

Peter O’Toole Dies - Actor was 81 (Empire)

Another Stephen King Story To Be Adapted Into A TV Show, based on some of his latest work, Grand Central. (Screencrave)

Three New Avatar Films to be made in New Zealand (NZHerald)


Ridley Scott Falls For Fae - Scott will be producing this YA adaptation (Empire)

Disney Announces “Moana,” Set For a 2018 Release (io9)

Martin Scorsese Says He Only Has A Couple More Projects Left In Him Before Retirement (CinemaBlend)

Sony Announces Its Spider-Man Spin-offs – among which Venom and The Sinister Six movies (Empire)

Latest Trailers

 Teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar

First trailer for Jupiter Ascends

Latest trailer for Rio 2

Godzilla gets its first full trailer

Second trailer for Mr. Peabody & Sherman

First full trailer for Tom Cruise’s Edge of  Tomorrow 

The first trailer for Calvary

Red band trailer for Bad Words

Mash-up of Fun Reading Material

Film Franchises Infographic: Who Owns What? (Empire Online)

Documentary Heaven – a website with a huge database of documentaries!

After Credits – here you can find out for any movie if there’s anything after the credits you should wait for.


Man of Steel – Previs & Postvis Showreel

The Problem with Sex Scenes that are Too Good (New Yorker)

Movie villains: The 50 best bad guys (and gals) of all time (TimeOut)

14 Great Moments Of Foreshadowing In Films (The Film School Rejects)


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