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Get Your First Look at the New, Armored 'Power Rangers' Suits

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00

"We're creating, or I should say reimagining, the world in a cool, updated, contemporary, really fun way." That's what Power Rangers director Dean Israelite told Movies.com about the reboot last June. At that stage, though, he'd only been on the project for a few weeks. Now that it's actually filming, we're starting to get glimpses of what he meant by that. We've seen Elizabeth Banks' villainous Rita Repulsa and now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly,...

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New 'The Shallows' Trailer: Watch Blake Lively Stare Down a Huge Shark

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:05

March brought us the first trailer for The Shallows, a new thriller from Non-Stop and Run All Night director Jaume Collet-Serra. But The Shallows isn't another angry Liam Neeson action movie. In fact, unless the Irish giant shows up as a motion-capture shark, this'll mark Collet-Serra's first non-Neeson movie since Orphan. The Shallows stars Blake Lively as a young woman who just needs to get away from it all, so she finds a secluded beach her mother once...

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'New Mutants' Director Teases Possible Team Members

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00

After X-Men: Apocalypse, what comes next for Fox's mutant universe? The third installment of the Wolverine series, featuring the final lead performance by Hugh Jackman, will be released on March 3, 2017. After that, Fox has claimed release dates of October 6, 2017, January 12, 2018, and July 13, 2018 for productions based on Marvel properties, without revealing which titles are involved. We know that plans are underway for a sequel to smash hit Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, as...

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News Briefs: Charlie Hunnam Touted for 'Papillon' Remake'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:44

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam (Crimson Peak, above) is eyeing the starring role in Papillon, a remake of a prison-escape drama. Based on an autobiography by Henri Charriere, the 1973 original starred Steve McQueen as an unjustly convicted man sentenced to life imprisonment on a harsh South American prison island. He plots to escape with the help of a timid fellow prisoner (Dustin Hoffman). Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) wrote a new screenplay; Michael Noer is attached to direct. [Deadline]  ...

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EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK: 'Star Wars' Cinco de Mayo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:00

We asked artist Jose Emroca Flores to reimagine the characters of Star Wars in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and May the Fourth Be with You. The artwork mash-up includes Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and a whole lot more. Flores said about the piece, "I imagined the buildings in Puebla were secretly spaceships that would take off in a moments notice. Mexico would also have their version of Lukas Eskywalkers, Princesa Leia and...

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'Independence Day' News Video Recaps What's Happened Since the Aliens Invaded in 1996

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:11

The upcoming sequel Independence Day: Resurgence has a difficult task. As a follow-up to a 20-year-old movie in which the whole world experienced both unimaginable devastation and extraordinary victory when Earth was attacked by aliens, it has to bring us up to speed on what's obviously going to be an alternate 2016. One where the planet has united in technological and military preparation for the chance that those extraterrestrial invaders return. Fortunately, the real 2016 has the...

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The '80s Live! Play Free Games at the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Retro X: Arcade

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:06

Ah, the 1980s! The decade saw the rise of blockbuster movies aimed at the widest audience possible, concurrent with the rise of video games as a serious competitor in the entertainment business. As it happens, the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse is set during the 1980s, revolving around the return of the so-called first mutant, known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). He decides that the decade is not to his liking, so he decides to change things dramatically. While awaiting the arrival of the...

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News Briefs: Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in 'Why We're Killing Gunther'

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:52

Why We're Killing Gunther: Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in action-comedy Why We're Killing Gunther. It's an ensemble piece about a group of hired killers who decide to kill "the world's greatest hit man," only to discover that he is smarter than they thought. Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Paul Brittain, Randall Park and Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) will also star; Killam wrote the original script and will make his directorial debut. [THR]  ...

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Why the Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity War' Won't Be Like 'Harry Potter' or 'The Hunger Games'

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:02

  A strange thing happened once studios began splitting up big, highly anticipated franchise finales into multiple parts. On one hand the initial idea sounded promising -- here was even more of something we love so dearly. But there was some backlash, especially with adaptations, because stretching one book into two movies always hurt part one simply because it wasn't as cool as part two. So when it came to the two-part Avengers finale -- announced last year as Avengers:...

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'Space Jam 2' Officially to Star LeBron James with 'Star Trek Beyond' Director

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:38

Rumor of a Space Jam sequel has been circulating for years, but now it's official. And contrary to the denial we got two years ago, LeBron James will indeed be the NBA star filling the original's Michael Jordan slot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward will lead the live-action/animation hybrid opposite Looney Tunes characters Bug Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc., and the movie will likely be helmed by Justin Lin, who previously helped breathe life into the...

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Watch Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn in Raunchy 'Bad Moms' Trailer

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:36

It's funny how movies can change once the casting process begins. One year ago, Leslie Mann was set to star in an R-rated comedy "about women and the challenges of motherhood" with Judd Apatow on board as a producer. Six months later, Mann and Apatow had dropped out and Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell were tapped to star. Now the first trailer for Bad Moms has been released and it's become crystal clear that the movie will be an extremely raunchy...

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News Briefs: Anthony Mackie to Star As Famed Lawyer Johnnie Cochran

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:46

Johnnie Cochran: Anthony Mackie, who soars in this week's Captain America: Civil War as the superhero Falcon, will tackle the dramatic challenge of portraying famed defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. The untitled movie is set in 1981 and follows Cochran as a young lawyer defending football player Ron Settles. Shortly after his arrest, Settles was found hanged in his jail cell, but Cochran's continuing efforts resulted in a major legal victory for the Settles family. [Deadline]  ...

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FEATURED TRAILER: 'Bad Moms'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:30

Every mom has her breaking point and in Bad Moms, the raunchy comedy from the writers of The Hangover, three over-worked and under-appreciated moms trying to hold everything togehter against overwhelming odds, impossible schedules and the PTA mafia are going to get pushed to their limits... and beyond. Let the revolution begin! Watch this hilarious trailer from Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Jada Pinkett Smith. Bad Moms is in theaters...

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Celebrate 'Captain America' with Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:00

Two of Marvel’s greatest heroes are at odds in Captain America: Civil War, so whose side do you choose? One thing’s for sure, any disagreement can be solved over dessert. These no-bake mini cheesecakes are easy to prepare and are inspired by Cap’s own iconic shield. Topped with sweet cherry jam, blueberries and star sprinkles, these tiny treats are an all-American dessert that’s sure to please any fan. You'll need: Crust ingredients: 1 cup...

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DC Superhero Movie Buzz: Ben Affleck Wants to Make the Definitive 'Batman' Movie

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 05:37

This week sees the release of Captain America: Civil War, which has already received plenty of advance critical praise. That's led to a lot of positive buzz about Marvel's future slate of movies. But we're also hearing rumblings about upcoming DC projects. Let's start with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck's casting raised a lot of eyebrows when it was announced, but the veteran actor turned in a truly...

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News Briefs: 'The Flash' Needs a New Director, Quick

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:26

The Flash: Seth Grahame-Smith, who was attached to make his feature directing debut with superhero movie The Flash, has departed the project due to "creative differences." Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) also wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miler (The Lego Movie). The plan is to retain the script and find a new director; Ezra Miller is still set to star. The movie is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. [THR]...

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The New 'Tomb Raider' Will Be 'Ex Machina' Breakout Alicia Vikander

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:07

A few weeks ago rumors started swirling around that Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley had become the top contender to play Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot. That seemed like a pretty safe choice. Ridley killed in Star Wars, she's got a lot of charisma and makes action look easy. Plus, she's British like Croft. Fans rejoiced at the idea. And now those fans may be disappointed. Ridley did not land the job after all. MGM has cast the breakout of another...

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Rian Johnson Shares 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Photos

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:47

As we anxiously await Star Wars: Episode VIII, writer/director Rian Johnson has shared two new photographs from behind the scenes via social media, as well as a little news. The photographs (above and below) are captioned: “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham.”  The quotation is an apparent reference to a scene in Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness, in which Ash (Bruce Campbell) faces off against himself. Watch the clip below; the dialogue in...

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News Briefs: Stallone to Appear in His First TV Series; Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:02

Omerta: Sylvester Stallone (above in Creed) is attached to star in Omerta, a television series about an organized crime leader and his successor, based on the third novel in Mario Puzo's Godfather trilogy. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is set to direct the pilot episode. The show is still in the planning stages and does not yet have a commitment from a network, either broadcast or cable, but is likely to be shopped to streaming and cable services. [Deadline]  ...

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