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2015 Academy Awards: 'Birdman' Wins Big, Plus the Best Moments, Biggest Snubs and More

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 20:40

  #TeamBirdman So how'd you do in your Oscar pool? Another Academy Awards is officially in the books, with Birdman ultimately beating out the other seven films nominated for Best Picture -- including Boyhood, its fiercest competition this awards season. Birdman's Alejandro G. Iñárritu also took home Best Director honors, with its cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, winning Best Cinematography. So yeah, you could say it was a good night for Birdman. Except...

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Poll: And the Oscar Didn't Go To...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 20:14

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The Origin of Oscar, Nominees' First Roles and More Oscars Tidbits

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:21

Here are a bunch of little Oscar-related bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger joins Access Hollywood with his picks for who should win and who will win this year's big Academy Awards.   Scott Ewing's montage of all the Oscar nominees will get you in the spirit of the awards [via Reddit]:   And this montage of the early roles of 2015's acting nominees will make you understand...

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News Briefs: Jared Leto Teases Joker Role; Controversial Scientology Movie Gets a Trailer

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:30

Note: The above image is a fan's interpretation of what Jared Leto might look like as the Joker Suicide Squad: The Joker, Batman's most iconic villain, will not actually be making an appearance in Batman v Superman. His first stop in the new DC Comics movie universe will be in Suicide Squad, and actor Jared Leto has teased out a tiny bit about the role. First, he's having to gain a lot of weight for it, so don't expect a rail-thin Joker....

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See the First Image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:12

The first Aquaman movie doesn't arrive in theaters until 2018 and it doesn't even have a cast or director yet, but that did not stop Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder from debuting the first official look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman on Twitter.  Check it out below... "Unite the Seven" most likely refers to the seven members of Justice League: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Momoa), The Flash...

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Here Are 8 Ways to Throw a Great Oscar Party

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:12

Don’t just settle for chips and salsa. This year's crop of Oscar hopefuls lends itself well to cleverly-themed decor and refreshments. Here are few ideas to get you started, inspired by the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature nominees.   The Grand Budapest Hotel Turn your snack table into a Wes Anderson tableau. Atop a vibrant red tablecloth, arrange your dishes neatly and symmetrically. Adorn with charming bric-a-brac such as old keys, postcards and...

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Watch the Inventive Way a Bunch of Disney Characters Surprised Shoppers at a Mall

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:28

You never expect something fun and cool to happen at your local mall (save for that time security chased a bunch of troublemaking skateboarders through the food court -- that was kinda hilarious), so we were pleasantly surprised to see our favorite Disney characters in a clever promotion for their "Disney Side" ad campaign, which basically prompts people to share their love of all things Disney while also promoting future Disney vacations. What they did is set up a pop-up shop...

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'Chappie' Director Neill Blomkamp to Make 'Alien' Sequel Next

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:14

    Um... So I think it's officially my next film. #alien A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Feb 18, 2015 at 3:55pm PST   Both 20th Century Fox and director Neill Blomkamp have confirmed that his next movie will, in fact, be an Alien sequel. Blomkamp broke the news on Instagram yesterday. Considering she's part of the film's concept art (see below) and happens to be starring in Blomkamp's...

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News Briefs: Morena Baccarin Grabs 'Deadpool' Lead; See Vin Diesel As 'Last Witch Hunter'

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:53

Deadpool: Morena Baccarin will star in the female lead role opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. The actress has built geek credibility through a series of appearances in everything from Firefly to The Flash and Gotham, not to mention voice work in Justice League and Son of Batman, plus dramatic roles in shows like Homeland (above) and the V reboot a few years ago. The Deadpool supporting cast includes T.J. Miller and Gina Carano; the movie is set for release on February 12, 2016. [Heat...

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'Interstellar' Extras: Hear Rian Johnson Chat with Christopher Nolan

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:14

Interstellar first took off in theaters last November and people still can't stop talking about Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic.  Fellow sci-fi director Rian Johnson (whose last movie was Looper and whose next movie is Star Wars: Episode VIII) recently hosted a Q&A session with Nolan after a screening of the latter's hotly debated blockbuster. But don't worry, you won't need a time machine to hear the talk; the whole 32-minute back-and-forth has been...

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Quiz: Which Coach from the Movies Are You?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:49

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New 'SPECTRE' Images Prove Bond Girl Monica Bellucci Is Aging Backwards

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:44

Okay seriously, how does Monica Bellucci do it? When did she discover the Fountain of Youth and how come there hasn't been a documentary about that yet? In these newly released images (via Sony Pictures) from the production of the latest James Bond adventure, SPECTRE, we see Bellucci (51) standing alongside 007 himself, Daniel Craig. The duo is in Rome for the next leg of shooting (you'll remember they were just filming in the mountains of Austria), and according to Variety...

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News Briefs: Scarlett Johansson Will Take 'The Psychopath Test'; 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5 ' Plot Details

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 21:21

The Psychopath Test: Scarlett Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Kristen Gore is set to adapt Jon Ronson's book, which explores the world of "remorseless, deadly psychopaths" and the industry that has sprung up to diagnose and treat them. [Deadline]   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Pirates are going down under. Production has begun in Australia on the...

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10 Time Travel Rules You Should Obey According to the Movies

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:38

If you’re planning to travel backwards or forwards in time, you’ve got to be prepared. Thankfully, being prepared basically involves just watching a bunch of movies. After all, these characters made their mistakes so you wouldn’t have to!   Back the Future (1985): Don’t Let Your Mom Fall in Love with You As Marty McFly learned the hard way, the most awkward thing that could possibly happen to a young and virile time traveler is to encounter his own...

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Trivia: 'American Sniper' Had Five Different Endings

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:14

Movie endings are changed all the time. But when it's a true story being told, there's not a lot of room for alterations. Like, you can't have Chris Kyle live happily ever after at the end of American Sniper.   American Sniper concludes with Kyle (Bradley Cooper) heading out to the shooting range where he'll be murdered. Then there's a cut to black, and the information about the murder comes to us in an end card just before the credits begin. We don't...

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News Briefs: See Cool 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Concept Art; New 'Furious 7' TV Spot Features More Paul Walker

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:00

X-Men: Apocalypse: Production art from X-Men: Apocalypse, shared by director Bryan Singer, reveals what appears to be a spacecraft, possibly the source of a "force that transforms the first-living mutant En Sabah Nur into the hulking villain Apocalypse." Oscar Isaac has been tapped to play Apocalypse, but we have yet to find out more details before the movie comes to theaters on May 27, 2016. [Collider]   The Ridiculous Six: The next comedy from Adam Sandler, The...

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See the First Image of the New 'Ghostbusters' Cast Hanging Out Together

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:46

Following years of debate and rumors, we're finally getting a new Ghostbusters movie in 2016 that'll be an all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat). Recently we learned our new Ghostbusters team will be comprised of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, and it would appear the first official image of all four ladies hanging out together (away from them ghosts) was snapped late Sunday night at the after-party for the Saturday Night Live...

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Kevin Costner Finds True Inspiration in McFarland, USA

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:34

“What did you think?” I asked. My son and I were headed home, fresh from a screening of McFarland, USA, the new family film from Disney starring Kevin Costner. “I loved it,” he said. The movie is based on the 1987 true story of cross country coach Jim White (Costner) who leads a group of novice high school runners from an economically challenged town in California to victory. I had asked my son to come to the movie with me because he has recently discovered a love...

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6 Ways to Make Watching the Oscars More Fun for the Whole Family

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:33

Watching the Oscars together as a family is a great way to get kids more excited about what goes into making their favorite flicks, as well as introducing them to the movies you love. Here are some ideas to make it a fun event for everyone. 1. Dress to Impress: To get kids in the mood, ask everyone to dress up in their most glamorous outfit, even if their choice consists of superhero capes. And let them pick out your outfit too. No cheating. Or, if you’re feeling really creative,...

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