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2014's Best Under-the-Radar Movies You Need to See

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:59

2014 has been an amazing year for film. As it draws to a close, the time has come to make sure you’ve seen the best the year has to offer. This list will help you add some important gems to your must-see list.   John Wick We’re lucky if an action movie this good comes out every decade. If you like the idea of watching Keanu Reeves just plow through bad guys for two hours, then Wick delivers beyond your wildest dreams.   Nightcrawler Jake...

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Here's How Close We Are to Getting That 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:13

It’s been almost three decades since Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teamed up to delight audiences with their family-friendly horror-comedy Beetlejuice, and more than a year since we last heard anything about a sequel, but Burton says the project is still alive and kicking. The director is currently out doing promotional appearances for his new feature Big Eyes, but Coming Soon coerced him into shedding some light on where a Beetlejuice sequel currently stands. It’s another bit...

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'The Hobbit' – Original Artwork by Paul Wilson

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:16

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Artist Paul Wilson has created this beautiful tribute exclusively for Fandango, depicting some of the characters who inhabit the world of Middle-Earth.

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News Briefs: More 'Doctor Strange' Casting Rumors; New 'Blackhat' Trailer

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 22:00

Doctor Strange: Rumor has it that Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe have been approached for a key role in Marvel's Doctor Strange, due for release on November 4, 2016. Whoever is cast will play the Ancient One, a sorcerer who mentored Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and trained Mordo, who turned to evil and may be the movie's villain. [Latino Review]   The Jungle Book: The first concept art for Disney's The Jungle Book has been released, suggesting...

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Watch: Full 'Insurgent' Trailer Dials Up All of the Action

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:54

The stakes have most definitely been raised in this first full trailer for the Divergent sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, in theaters March 20. In this highly anticipated follow-up, we pick up with Pris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) after they've become fugitives on the run from a ruthless, power-hungry enemy. Watch the trailer below. Looks pretty good, eh? Just like The Hunger Games, the Divergent Series is quickly proving itself to be the next...

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Watch: See Why This Might Be One of the Most Comfortable Movie Theaters in the World

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:31

Earlier this week, we shared a story about Regal Cinema’s plans to build a new theater in Manhattan that will feature electric recliners for seats. Ikea took the idea one step further – filling an auditorium with comfy beds for film fans instead. Ikea chose a theater in Khimki, Russia to get this makeover. The company had the seats in the auditorium removed and replaced them all with rows of beds facing the screen. They look to be queen-sized in the video, which means anyone who...

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Watch: See Why This Might Be One of the Most Comfortable Movie Theater in the World

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:31

Earlier this week, we shared a story about Regal Cinema’s plans to build a new theater in Manhattan that will feature electric recliners for seats. Ikea took the idea one step further – filling an auditorium with comfy beds for film fans instead. Ikea chose a theater in Khimki, Russia to get this makeover. The company had the seats in the auditorium removed and replaced them all with rows of beds facing the screen. They look to be queen-sized in the video, which means anyone who...

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News Briefs: Penny Marshall Returning to Baseball with 'Effa'; Sean Penn in 'The Gunman' Trailer

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:11

Effa: Actress turned director Penny Marshall, who helmed 1992's A League of Their Own starring Geena Davis (above), is making another baseball movie. She'll direct Effa, based on the true story of Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in the 1930s and 1940s -- and the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. [Deadline]   Empty Socks: Long thought to be lost, Walt Disney's first Christmas movie has...

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Names Revealed

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:42

Star Wars: The Force Awakens news continues to drip out, and while we still don't know the precise plot of the movie (though we can certainly infer plenty from its teaser trailer), we now know who the main cast is playing. EW unveiled the names by showcasing some new retro-style trading cards Lucasfilm are mocking up. And here they are... The Ball droid is BB-8   John Boyega is Finn   Daisey Ridley is Rey   Oscar Issac...

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News Briefs: First Look at Ewan McGregor in 'Last Days in the Desert'; Kirsten Dunst Heads to TV's 'Fargo'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:33

Last Days in the Desert: Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It's inspired by "an imagined chapter from [Jesus'] 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert,” in which Jesus is tempted by the Devil. The first image from the film features McGregor, presumably as Jesus. [EW.com]   Fargo: Kirsten Dunst (Upside Down) and Jesse Plemons (Battleship) have been cast as...

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Golden Globe Nominations: 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' Lead the Pack, Followed By Some Big Surprises

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:08

The 2015 Golden Globe nominations are officially out and the movie portion is listed below. Birdman topped the list with seven nominations, with Boyhood and The Imitation Game each snagging five. Critical favorite Selma, locked out of SAG nominations earlier in the week, made up for it with nominations for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director (Ava DuVernay), Best Actor (David Oyelowo) and Best Original Song ("Glory"). When it comes to the big surprises, we turn to...

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Watch: Pixar's 'Inside Out' Trailer Will Give You All the Feels

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:59

Pixar’s next movie, Inside Out (directed by Up’s Pete Docter), is all about emotions. Literally. Its main characters are the emotions Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) that live inside a young girl’s brain. The film -- Pixar's first since last year's Monsters University -- hits theaters on June 19, 2015, and while the original teaser trailer showed us only a tiny but of what's...

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SAG Awards Nominations: 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' Top List; Major Surprises Include Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:45

Awards season is in full swing, and with Golden Globe nominations due tomorrow, the first major guild has revealed their nominations. Right off the bat, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television Radio Artists has thrown names like Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Robert Duvall (The Judge) and Naomi Watts (pictured above in St. Vincent) into the mix for the first time this awards season (those names have remained absent from most critic organization lists),...

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News Briefs: J.J. Abrams' Secret Sci-Fi Movie Coming; New 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Trailer Is Nuts

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:57

J.J. Abrams: He may be focusing on completing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for release next year, but J.J. Abrams has multiple irons in the fire, including a mystery science-fiction movie. Sony Pictures is acquiring the top-secret project, which is reported to have something to do with extraterrestrials; Chris Alender will make his feature directorial debut. [Deadline]   Steve Jobs: Michael Fassbender is now confirmed to star as Steve Jobs in the upcoming but still untitled...

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'San Andreas' Trailer: Watch Dwayne Johnson Save California from the Biggest Earthquake Ever

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:34

Dante's Peak, Volcano, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm. If those titles perk up your ears, then you're probably a sucker for a grand ole disaster movie. And if that's the case, then have we got a new one for you. It's called San Andreas and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giammati, Alexandra Daddario and Mother Nature performing one hell of a back breaker on the state of California. The title should give it away, but Brad...

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Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tests Your Fear of Heights in 'The Walk' Trailer

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:47

We won't lie: This first trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk totally gave us the willies. The Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director returns to screens next October 2 with the real-life tale of Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who, along with a group of friends, managed to infiltrate the World Trade Center back in 1974 in order to stage a wickedly dangerous stunt that involved walking on a tightrope between buildings.  Let's see how your fear of...

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News Briefs: Meet the Parents in Pixar's 'Inside Out'; Possible Tease for Next Bond Movie?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:04

Inside Out: Pixar's next animated adventure, Inside Out, will feature the voice talents of Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan. They'll portray the parents of the movie's heroine, an 11-year-old girl who is struggling with her emotions -- voiced by Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Mindy Kaling -- after a cross-country move disrupts the lives of her family. Look for the movie in theaters on June 19. [USA Today]   SPECTRE: The next James Bond movie,...

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News Briefs: Meet the Parents in Pixar's 'Inside Out;' Possible Tease for Next 'Bond'?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:04

Inside Out: Pixar's next animated adventure, Inside Out, will feature the voice talents of Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan. They'll portray the parents of the movie's heroine, an 11-year-old girl who is struggling with her emotions -- voiced by Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Mindy Kaling -- after a cross-country move disrupts the lives of her family. Look for the movie in theaters on June 19. [USA Today]   SPECTRE: The next James Bond movie,...

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