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

Paul Walker died in a car accident at age 40 (The Hollywood Reporter)

Disney got the rights to distribute the Indiana Jones franchise (

A script for a new Chronicles of Narnia movie is being written by David Magee (Empire)

House of Cards returns on Netflix on Valentine’s Day, 2014 (Vulture)

The BBC is working on a new film drama about the comedy legends Laurel and Hardy (BBC)

Aside from a Terminator reboot for the big screen, a new TV series is in the works as well (TotalFilm)


A new X-Men movie is coming up – Bryan Singer announced “X-Men: Apocalypse” (Empire)

You can find a complete overview of all the award winners of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, British Independent Film Association, Boston Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online here.

Latest Trailers

Sherlock Season 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return for a new season on January 1, 2014!

The official international trailer for The Monuments Men, in cinemas February 14, 2014

Her, the second trailer, set for release on January 24, 2014

The first trailer for In Secret, scheduled for February 21 in the U.S.

The first trailer for the French movie The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears (or rather, L’etrange Couleur Des Larmes de Ton Corps) has been released – set for release in France for March 2014

A teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s TV series The Strain. When it will air is still unknown.

The latest trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, scheduled for March 7, 2014


Watch: Jonah Hill Quits His Job In New Clip From ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street,’ Martin Scorsese Says Initial Cut Ran 4 Hours (Indiewire)



Best Films Never Made #4 – Darren Aronofsky’s Batman (One Room with a View)

Mads Mikkselsen turned down a role in Thor 2 to star in Hannibal (Yahoo UK)

Watch: The Avengers (Power Rangers Style!) (Youtube)

Martin Scorsese – ‘I Miss The Time When I Had The Desire to Experiment’ (Variety)

Watch: The Year In Film 2013 In 7 Minutes (Indiewire)

The philosophy behind the The Matrix sequels: The Matrix Reloaded explained (Coronas Hide)

Pixar Theory: All the Pixar movies are in the same universe


What news are you most excited about? If you have any fun videos or other stories worth sharing, please share them in the comments!

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Manon is a 24 year old Dutchie located in Perth, Australia and has a passion for film and writing. She has a MA in Global Criminology - her praised thesis discussed developments in law enforcement and punishment with the use of dystopian science fiction films. She enjoyed this so much she is continuing the critical discussion of themes of movies here on The Movie Scrutineer!