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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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Disney Has Plans for More Than One More 'Indiana Jones' Movie

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 05:53

Disney chief Bob Iger recently sat down for a sprawling conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, touching on everything from how they manage their massive brands, like Pixar, Marvel, Disney Animation and Lucasfilm, to whether he'll ever get into politics, to the future of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. It's those last two film properties movie fans will be most interested in (though we recommend reading the entire piece, especially when Iger talks about the impact Pixar has had on...

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News Briefs: Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:14

Power Rangers: Bryan Cranston says he is "excited" to play Zordon in Power Rangers. The character serves as mentor to the young group members. Elizabeth Banks is already set to play the villainous witch Rita Repulsa. Dean Israelite will direct; the movie is scheduled for theatrical release on March 24, 2017. [Variety/Twitter]   Detroit Project: John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will appear in a currently untitled movie about systemic racism in Detroit....

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'Justice League' Buzz: See the New Batmobile, Plus: Story, Villains, New Vehicles and Much More

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 06:45

  Above: Check out the new logo for Justice League Following the troublesome critical reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (a dismal 27% on Rotten Tomatoes), DC and Warner Bros. are on a mission to right some wrongs, and they've begun by inviting a bunch of press to the set of Justice League, now in production in London and due in theaters on November 17, 2017. A ton of info was dropped during this set visit, so we've culled through the reports and dumped...

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News Briefs: Noomi Rapace Joins 'Alien: Covenant'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:51

Alien: Covenant: Noomi Rapace will evidently reprise her role from Prometheus (above) in the next installment, Alien: Covenant. Previously it was thought that her character, Elizabeth Shaw, would not be returning. But it's reported that the actress is on location in Australia and will be shooting "weeks worth of scenes" in the movie, which is being directed by Ridley Scott. It's scheduled for release on August 4, 2017. [Deadline]   Spider-Man: Homecoming:...

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EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK: FAVORITE CARS OF ‘THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS’ FRANCHISE

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:00

Put the pedal to the metal and celebrate 15 years of The Fast and the Furious with this revved-up poster by artist Christopher Hebert featuring some of our favorite cars from the franchise.  Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! Want more? Get a taste of the action with 15th anniversary trailer below, then go check out our favorite muscle cars from the movies artwork.  Instantly watch the The Fast and the...

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Exclusive: Gary Ross and Matthew McConaughey, on the True Story You Didn’t Know Behind 'Free State of Jones'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:00

With the drama Free State of Jones, writer-director Gary Ross wants to shed some light on a part of America's history that's not often seen in films – what happened after the Civil War ended and how one man never stopped fighting for the rights of African Americans. Free State of Jones tells the true story of Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a poor white farmer from Jones County, Mississippi who deserted the Confederate army and went on to lead a group of farmers and...

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QUIZ: Which Alien Is from Which Movie?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:00

  Can you survive an Independence Day: Resurgence-style alien invasion? Earth depends on your alien movie know-how. No pressure…    

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Artwork: Our Favorite Artists Celebrate 'The Rocketeer' 25th Anniversary

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:00

These talented artists put their twist on the high-flying hero, The Rocketeer, in celebration of the 25th anniversary. Take a look. David Gonzalez   A photo posted by David Gonzalez (@nopal62) on Feb 6, 2016 at 5:42pm PST   A photo posted by David Gonzalez (@nopal62) on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:28pm PDT   Paul Shipper   A photo posted by Paul Shipper...

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'Suicide Squad' May Have the Soundtrack of the Summer

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:07

Superhero movies have some of the most iconic scores -- from Superman to The Dark Knight -- but they're also no strangers to pop music. Just look back to Prince's contributions to Tim Burton's Batman and Seal's hit "Kiss from a Rose" from Batman Forever, not to mention Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott's "Hero" from Spider-Man. But the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy was a whole new animal in terms of giving moviegoers...

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Anton Yelchin, 27, Dead in Freak Accident

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:03

Anton Yelchin, known for playing Chekov in the latest series of Star Trek films, died early Sunday, according to multiple news reports. He was 27. The Los Angeles Times reports that the actor was trapped against a brick mailbox and security gate by his vehicle after it rolled down the steep driveway of his home in Studio City, California. Reports are coming in that his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the model voluntarily recalled by Fiat Chrysler after a number of accidents were reported...

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News Briefs: Director James Gunn Talks 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'; 'The Saint' Touted to Return

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:00

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Director James Gunn announced via social media that production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been completed. While answering questions prompted by his announcement, he said: "I'm tired and I'm not sure I want to do [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3]. Two completely different things news outlets have conflated for clicks. … I'm always tired at the end of a shoot. It has nothing to do with whether I agree to do [Guardians of the Galaxy...

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