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The First 'Power Rangers' Trailer Shows Off the Superpowered Teens

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 05:59

If you're hoping to get a look at the Power Rangers in their suits, fighting off the otherworldly summons of Rita Repulsa, you might be a bit disappointed by the first teaser trailer for the new movie. If, however, you're in to teens getting superpowers and learning to use them, you'll be plenty happy. Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), this rebooted Power Rangers changes mythology up a bit (at least if the '90s TV show is your starting point). This time around the...

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Matt Damon Explains Why Audiences Need to See 'The Great Wall'

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 05:52

A few months back, the first teaser for The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, appeared online. Directed by the great Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the teaser showcased gorgeous cinematography; as we noted at the time: "Just those shots of men disappearing into the monstrous fog has us ready to devour whatever comes next." By its very nature, the teaser was only meant to raise curiosity and awareness about the movie. Instead, it stirred instant controversy. Though The Great...

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'Hairspray' Director to Helm 'Enchanted' Sequel

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 03:38

Cast your mind back nine years to when Enchanted opened in theaters. That year, sequels in the Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Shrek franchises topped the box office, joined by the first Transformers movie. Late in November, however, the original fantasy Enchanted emerged as a surprise hit. Mixing live action with animation, the movie followed Disney princess Giselle, an animated character who was pushed into the live-action hustle and bustle of modern-day New York...

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We Saw 7 Minutes of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ — Here Are 7 Things to Know

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 03:00

Are you ready for a sweeping war epic à la Apocalypse Now, but with apes? Because that’s what we’re getting with War for the Planet of the Apes. In a special sneak-peek event for New York Comic-Con, star Andy Serkis, director Matt Reeves, and producer Dylan Clarke revealed the first teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes featurette for the third chapter of the Planet of the Apes prequels to a theater full of fans. Not only that, but the trio unveiled a...

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News Briefs: Lee Daniels Will Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 19:41

Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said: Lee Daniels (The Butler, TV's Empire) dropped out of directing a Richard Pryor biopic earlier this year, citing his increasingly packed schedule. Now his availability issues have been resolved and Daniels has returned to the director's chair, with production expected to begin early next year. Mike Epps will star as the famed and troubled Pryor, alongside Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother and Kate Hudson as his widow. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) wrote...

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2016's Best Movie-Inspired Costumes

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:52

Halloween is only a few weeks away. You could wait until the last minute to buy a costume and risk stores being sold out of all the good stuff. Or you could follow Fandango's video guide (below) and make your own costume inspired by some of the most popular movie characters of the year. To find out just who everyone wants to dress up as this year, Fandango polled over 1,000 fans and wound up with two lists of the most popular characters and costumes. It's no surprise that Marvel and...

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An Extended Cut of 'Suicide Squad' Will Arrive in November

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 06:45

Adding an extra 30 minutes to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for an R-rated extended cut of the film that debuted on digital HD and Blu-ray really helped flesh out more of the blockbuster's intricate story, characters and tone -- and so it's no surprise to see the BvS follow-up Suicide Squad will also get an extended cut, too.   #SuicideSquad Extended Cut. Spread the word. pic.twitter.com/lNPjUqieVt — Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) October 5, 2016...

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Who Will Star Opposite Han Solo? The Search Narrows to These Women

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 06:40

Earlier this year, we felt a disturbance in the Force when it was announced that Alden Ehrenreich would star as Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie. We know that the story will focus on "the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley." But will other familiar characters be involved? And what about new characters? We've heard that Lando Calrissian will be featured; Donald Glover has been touted...

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Watch Menacing Teases for 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 06:31

As New York Comic-Con opens shop in New York City, some upcoming movies are on the scene to reveal appetizing teases of what's to come. Included in the bunch are the sequels War for the Planet of the Apes and John Wick: Chapter 2, the trailer for the latter of which will drop on Saturday.  The first teaser trailer for the third (and final?) Apes movie will likely be released too, but before that happens we have this ominous tease of what's to come in the form of a video...

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News Briefs: 'Gears of War' Video Game Heads to Big Screen

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 20:05

Gears of War: An adaptation of the popular Gears of War video game series is heading to the big screen. Producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are developing the project; the series began following the adventures of a soldier fighting an invading force and since branched off into different stories. The latest game, Gears of War 4, will be released on October 11. [Variety]   Guardians of the Galaxy: Our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy...

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Joe Strummer and the Clash Make a Kid's Day in the Indie 'London Town'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:23

A teenager learns about life from his punk idol Joe Strummer, and Jonathan Rhys Myers kills it as they rock the Casbah together. London Town is a romance that takes place during a defining moment in history -- the time in late-'70s England when the punk scene was personified by vagabond youths living in "squats," skinheads, the Sex Pistols with their "Anarchy in the U.K.," and the Clash. The latter's "politicized lyrics, musical influences from reggae,...

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Indie Movie Guide: 'Blue Jay', 'The Greasy Strangler' and 'Under the Shadow'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

Welcome to this week's edition of Indie Movie Guide, with host Alicia Malone! This week she takes a look at the horror flick The Greasy Strangler and more new indies in theaters, including Under the Shadow and the Duplass brothers' Blue Jay. Plus: the best of the Duplass brothers to watch at home. Watch below.

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Exclusive Clip: The Story Behind One Tense Scene in 'The Infiltrator'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

The media has a fascination with the life and times of probably the most infamous drug lord in history, Colombia's Pablo Escobar, with the popular show Narcos and now The Infiltrator, which was released last July to critical success (69% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and is available on FandangoNOW. In it, Bryan Cranston plays Bob Mazur, a real-life customs agent who went deep undercover to infiltrate Escobar's criminal network, risking his very life to bust the drug ring and its...

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Indie Movie Guide: 'The Greasy Strangler' and a Chat with Elijah Wood

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:45

Welcome to this week's edition of Indie Movie Guide, with host Alicia Malone! This week she interviews Elijah Wood, the producer of the horror flick The Greasy Strangler, and they talk all things horror and independent film. She also takes a look at more new indies in theaters, including Under the Shadow and the Duplass brothers' Blue Jay. Plus: the best of the Duplass brothers to watch at home. Watch below.

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Hugh Jackman Announces Final 'Wolverine' Movie Title with First Poster

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 06:47

Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine is inching closer, and we've got the poster to prove it. Jackman unveiled an image of the film's first poster for the third solo Wolverine film, which appears to be on the side of a building in New York City. The image shows a small child's hand holding Wolverine's hand, claws extended and all, as it touts the film's March 3 release date. But the biggest reveal in this poster is the film's title, Logan. No Wolverine...

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Movie Trivia: Quentin Tarantino Almost Made a 'Luke Cage' Movie

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 05:49

Throughout film history, there are the movies that might have been. These days, a lot of those are superhero movies that were almost made by other directors. In fact, there ought to be a new version of Marvel's comic book What If devoted to comic book movies. One of the issues would have to be devoted to Quentin Tarantino's Luke Cage.  Last year, Tarantino told Yahoo Movies that he's a big fan of the Marvel character and had considered doing a Luke...

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Watch: The Creepy Trailer for Comedian Jordan Peele's Horror Movie 'Get Out'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 05:26

When Jordan Peele's Get Out was first announced last year, all we knew was that it followed an African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) who pays a visit to the family estate of his Caucasian girlfriend (Allison Williams, TV's Girls). What could we expect from the cocreator and star of the very funny Key and Peele sketch comedy TV show? Now the first trailer has been released and it's not at all what we might have anticipated. Indeed, Get Out looks to be an entirely dramatic...

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News Briefs: Hugh Jackman Says 'Wolverine 3' Will Be "Very Different in Tone"

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 20:50

Wolverine 3: Hugh Jackman says the third Wolverine stand-alone movie will be "very different in tone and hopefully to anything we've done." He says that director James Mangold (The Wolverine, above) is "editing away and finishing that… There's going to be some stuff coming out in the next week or so." The movie, which does not yet have an official title, is set for release on March 3, 2017. [Heat Vision]   Mulan: Back in March 2015, we heard...

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Exclusive Clip: The Principal Totally Sucks in 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:00

Few of us remember middle school as being the time of our lives, what with navigating friendships, difficult authority figures and that whole puberty thing. Even the most popular kids couldn't avoid that. So you may find the situation that quiet and creative Rafe Katchadorian (Griffin Gluck) is in totally sympathetic. In Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Rafe and his buddies resent their new principal for his endless rule mongering around everything from what he finds offensive to...

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Exclusive: J.J. Abrams, on the Dream Team Behind 'Star Trek Beyond'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:00

Simon Pegg has played Scotty in all three of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies, but did you know he also cowrote the third, Star Trek Beyond? In this featurette, Abrams explains just why he felt Pegg would be a great match with cowriter Doug Jun on the script, which director Justin Lin keyed off of to create just the right movie moments. Watch and learn a few secrets behind the movie magic. Then go check out Star Trek Beyond on FandangoNOW.

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