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Exclusive: Hear Nicolas Winding Refn's Personal 'The Neon Demon' Playlist

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:44

Nicolas Winding Refn did something when making The Neon Demon that he had never done before... but before we get to that, let's backtrack a bit. Music plays a big part in any movie, but when it comes to Refn's work, music plays such an enormous role it may as well be a living, breathing on-screen character. Ever since 2011's already iconic Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as an unlikely hero for a neighbor in trouble, Refn has worked closely with composer Cliff...

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Exclusive Artwork: The Magical Movie World of Roald Dahl

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:00

"Hold your breath. Cross your fingers. Here we go!" In celebration of the release of The BFG on July 1, we asked artist Alina Chau to create an original piece of artwork exclusively for Fandango that captures the magical movie world of Roald Dahl. Chau’s whimsical illustration style and watercolors showcases our favorites from Dahl including: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The BFG, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox...

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Artist Spotlight: Chrissie Zullo Pays Tribute to 'Labyrinth'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:00

Chrissie Zullo has created some really cool original artwork exclusively for Fandango, like her Women of Star Wars, Deadpool and Wonder Woman pieces, but it was her Labyrinth print below that we have a soft spot for. The piece beautifully captures David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth; Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, the distraught sister who must journey through the Labyrinth to rescue her baby brother; and Ludo, Hoggle and the rest of the magical...

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Watch: The Final Trailer for 'Star Trek Beyond,' Featuring New Rihanna Song

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 06:18

We're just about at the midway point of the summer movie season, and the latter half looks even stronger than the first. A final action-packed trailer just dropped for one of summer's biggest sequels, Star Trek Beyond, teasing the third outing for this new rebooted Enterprise crew in which they lose their trusty Enterprise altogether. Check it out.   The final Beyond trailer features a good deal of footage we've seen previously with some new stuff too, setting...

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Watch: A New Rihanna Song Busts Out in the Final Trailer for 'Star Trek Beyond'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 06:18

We're just about at the midway point of the summer movie season, and the latter half looks even stronger than the first. A final action-packed trailer just dropped for one of summer's biggest sequels, Star Trek Beyond, teasing the third outing for this new rebooted Enterprise crew in which they lose their trusty Enterprise altogether. Check it out.   The final Beyond trailer features a good deal of footage we've seen previously with some new stuff too, setting...

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Rumor Patrol: Will 'Fast & Furious' Director Helm 'Akira' Remake?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 05:31

One year ago, we heard that Marco Ramirez (TV's Daredevil) would be writing a new screenplay for Akira, based on a manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. The series was first published in Japan and was adapted into a Japanese-language feature film in 1988. The project has been in development for years, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as a producer. A few months later, we heard a rumor that a trilogy of films would be produced and that filmmaker Christopher Nolan...

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News Briefs: Roland Emmerich's Next Disaster Movie Will Feature a Falling Moon

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:59

Moonfall: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence, above) will direct Moonfall, a sci-fi movie that will follow "an unlikely band of misfits who must unite to save humanity when the Moon falls out of orbit and hurtles towards Earth." It's based on an original script by Emmerich, Harold Kloser (2012) and Spencer Cohen. Reportedly, the project will head into production as soon as possible. [Deadline]   John Boyega: Before he broke out with his performance in...

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5 Reasons We Love Margot Robbie

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:53

With The Legend of Tarzan opening, let’s look at why Margot Robbie is our latest It girl.  Few new actresses have made it in Hollywood with as much impressive force as Margot Robbie. After cutting her teeth on Australian television, she came to Hollywood and almost instantly found herself holding her own alongside some of the biggest actors in the world. As Jane in this week’s The Legend of Tarzan, Tarzan’s woman has the chance for the first time to be just as exciting...

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Here's How Much of Darth Vader We'll See in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:33

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly takes a deep dive into this December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, fleshing out the story, the new characters and that one massive villain who'll be returning to a live-action Star Wars movie for the first time since we witnessed his birth in 2005's Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: Darth Vader. EW now has a breakdown of Vader's role in the film, including further...

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New 'Rogue One' Images Reveal Something We've Never Seen in a 'Star Wars' Movie Before

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:26

This week we've been happily flooded with new information about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, largely via a preview published in Entertainment Weekly. First we heard confirmation that Darth Vader will return, then came details about the new -- and old -- characters in the prequel adventure. Now we've been gifted with a slew of new photos from the movie, again courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. We've selected a few of those to consider. Up first is a shot of Felicity Jones as Jyn...

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News Briefs: First Look at New 'Transformers: Last Knight' Robot

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:14

Transformers: The Last Knight: Director Michael Bay revealed the first look at two costars in Transformers: The Last Knight. Bay is pictured with actress Isabela Moner and a new character, a robot known as Squeeks. Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Jerrod Carmichael and Anthony Hopkins star in the movie, set for release on June 23, 2017. [Twitter]   Three Christs: Julianna Margulies, who recently concluded a long run as star of TV's The Good Wife, is in final negotiations to...

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Watch the New 'Inferno' Trailer, Plus: 5 Burning Questions with Director Ron Howard

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:23

Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks reunite yet again on the big screen this October 28 in Inferno, their third adaptation of a Dan Brown-penned nail-biter, following 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon, this time tasked with saving the world from a man-made plague created in the hopes of solving the planet's overpopulation crisis.  With Langdon battling a case of amnesia, he'll need the assistance of a...

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Original 'Splash' Director Ron Howard Is Also Heavily Involved in the Planned Remake

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:00

Recently producer Brian Grazer revealed that plans were afoot for a remake of the 1984 comedy, Splash, a very literal fish-out-of-water story about a female mermaid (Daryl Hannah) who reunites with the man (Tom Hanks) she rescued when he was a boy. She's thrust into a world full of things she doesn't understand and people who may not always have the best intentions. Grazer confirmed that the remake will include a major twist on the original concept, and that one big star is already...

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Meet the Characters, New and Old, of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 05:09

With just under six months left until the release of the next Star Wars movie, fans are crazy with anticipation. Even if it is a prequel/spin-off rather than the continuation of the saga as we've known it, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has a lot of things piquing everyone's curiosity as far as who the new characters are, whether some of them are or relate to characters we already know, and of course the fact that Darth Vader in full familiar costume is involved and on-screen in some...

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Dwayne Johnson Rumored for 'The Wolf Man'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 05:05

What is happening with Universal's rebooted monster universe? A new rumor about The Wolf Man confirms a likely strategy for the studio. According to Deadline: "There are persistent rumors Universal wants [Dwayne Johnson] howling at the Moon when it gets around to the Wolf Man movie that is part of its classic monsters franchise revival plans." Johnson is already incredibly busy, but if these rumors prove to be true, the casting of Johnson would confirm that Universal is...

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News Briefs: 'Annabelle 2' Casting, Tom Hardy's Next Project

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 21:34

Annabelle 2: Miranda Otto (TV's Homeland, above left) and Stephanie Sigman (SPECTRE, above right) will star in Annabelle 2. The sequel to the spin-off from The Conjuring follows a doll maker and his wife (Otto) who invite a nun (Sigman) and several young girls to stay with them. Unfortunately, the doll maker's prized creation, Annabelle, is possessed and really doesn't like houseguests. Gary Dauberman wrote the script and David Sandberg is directing; the movie is set for release on...

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News Briefs: 'Annabelle 2' Adds Two Stars

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 21:34

Annabelle 2: Miranda Otto (TV's Homeland, above left) and Stephanie Sigman (SPECTRE, above right) will star in Annabelle 2. The sequel to the spin-off from The Conjuring follows a doll maker and his wife (Otto) who invite a nun (Sigman) and several young girls to stay with them. Unfortunately, the doll maker's prized creation, called Annabelle, is possessed and really doesn't like house guests. Gary Dauberman wrote the script and David Sandberg is directing; the movie is set for...

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'Thor: Ragnarok' Director Taika Waititi, on His Quirky New Comedy 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:35

When most people think of movies and New Zealand, they jump to Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings. As well they should, since Jackson's movies introduced international audiences to New Zealand as a picturesque fantasy land. But New Zealand's film industry hasn't only given great landscapes to the world, it's also exporting some very talented people who are climbing higher and higher in Hollywood. One New Zealander whose career is taking off...

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Exclusive Clip: Catching Dreams in 'The BFG'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:00

In Steven Spielberg's The BFG, based on the 1982 Roald Dahl book, a young orphan in London named Sophie discovers giants really do exist when she encounters one mysteriously blowing something through a trumpet-like instrument into a bedroom window one night. When he spots her, he introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant and whisks her safely off to Giant Country, where he lives as an outcast thanks to the fact that he refuses to eat people or steal their food like the other giants do....

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It's Confirmed! Darth Vader Will Be Back in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 05:58

Even though you can't really throw a rock without hitting a Star Wars fan who's pretty confident Darth Vader will return in this year's prequel adventure, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the iconic villain's presence has now been officially confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, the latest issue of which sports a preview of the film inside and on its cover. Have a look... Fans were confident Vader would return seeing as Rogue One takes place...

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