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News Briefs: First Look at Dwayne Johnson in 'San Andreas'; New 'Godzilla' Movie Coming from Japan

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 21:33

San Andreas: Earthquake! In San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson stars as a helicopter pilot who happens to be in the air when the largest earthquake in history strikes Los Angeles, leveling the city and leaving our hero and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) scrambling to get to San Francisco to save their daughter (Alexandra Daddario). The first photos only hint at the disaster to come; the movie will smash into theaters on May 29. [USA Today]   Godzilla: In the wake of the financial...

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Live Stream Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 14:30

The Imitation Game is the focus of much awards season buzz, including praise for Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays British cryptologist Alan Turing, the man responsible for cracking Germany’s Enigma Code during World War II. Join Fandango’s Dave Karger today, Dec. 6, at 3:50 p.m. PST as he hosts an exclusive live stream Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch.   Also, watch our Fandango FrontRunners interview with Cumberbatch, in which he reveals a defining moment in...

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Exclusive: 'Russell Madness' Trailer

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:00

For Russell, a lovable terrier, family means everything and he'll do anything to find one to call his own – even get in the wrestling ring and take on the reigning champion! With a talking monkey and a family that loves him in his corner, anything is possible because, after all, the strongest tag team is family. Be sure to check out the exclusive Fandango trailer release of Russell Madness below. Russell Madness pounces into theaters February 21, 2015, as part of the...

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We Found the Perfect Movie Character to Top Your Christmas Tree

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:14

Eh, stars are overrated. If you're looking to get a little more creative with this year's Christmas-tree topper, look no further than this inspired idea from DeviantArt user witchcraftywolfen, who decided to place one of the year's most popular new movie characters atop their tree.  Oh, hey there, Groot...   You'll also notice Groot's pal Rocket Raccoon right alongside him because who better to guard your tree than...well, the Guardians of the...

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Major Marvel Casting News: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Deadpool' and 'Jessica Jones'

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 06:34

The holidays arrived a bit early for those Marvel superhero fans out there as the comic powerhouse dropped three major casting announcements this week regarding two movies and one television show that will be heading our way in the very near future. First up... Doctor Strange As previously rumored, Marvel has officially announced that Benedict Cumberbatch is next to join the ever-evolving list of Marvel Studios heroes. The Hobbit and Star Trek Into Darkness actor will join the...

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News Briefs: Chris Pratt Touted for 'Magnificent Seven;' 'Wonder Woman' Taps 'Pan' Writer

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:52

The Magnificent Seven: Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, above) is in early talks to join The Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington is set to star in the new version of the classic Western, which tells the story of a poor, besieged small town that recruits seven mercenary gunmen to defend it from deadly bandits. Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) will direct. [Deadline]   Wonder Woman: Jason Fuchs, who wrote the upcoming fantasy adventure Pan, is in negotiations to write the screen...

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The Full 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer Gets Apocalyptic

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:36

The trailer for Terminator: Genisys is now online, which offers our first full glimpse at the reboot that promises to go back in time and change all the rules. Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), Terminator Genisys journeys into some kind of alternate timeline where Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) has been raised as a child by a T-800 she calls Pops (Arnold Schwarzenegger), and while it may be a different version than what we first saw in James...

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'Frozen' Flair: Make Stockings Inspired by Elsa and Anna

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:16

When it comes to holiday decor, incorporating your favorite movie makes the atmosphere even more festive. If you’re a fan of Frozen, you don’t have to call on a magic troll to make Elsa and Anna Christmas stockings. All you need is felt, a glue gun and a few decorative elements. Elsa’s stocking is reminiscent of her Snow Queen gown, icy blue with a wintery faux fur cuff, beautifully detailed with shimmering ice crystal rhinestones. The Anna stocking is inspired by her...

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Next James Bond Movie Called 'Spectre,' Full Cast Announced

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:31

The 24th James Bond movie will be called Spectre, and it'll star Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, Andrew Scott and Monica Bellucci, alongside returning cast members Daniel Craig, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes.The film arrives in theaters on November 6, 2015 in the U.S. and October 23 in the UK. Watch the full announcement below.  Spectre, of course, is the name of the iconic villainous organization headed by Bond's arch-nemesis, Blofeld. While it...

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News Briefs: Sundance 2015 Lineup Announced; Jonah Hill Set for 'Arms and the Dudes

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:28

Sundance Film Festival: The folks at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival announced more than half of the 118 features to be screened in Park City, Utah. Highlights include postapocalyptic drama Z for Zachariah (above), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, and Call Me Lucky, a documentary by Bobcat Goldthwait about a comic who became a peace activist. The festival runs from January 22 to February 1; visit the official site to see all the titles announced so far.  ...

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News Briefs: Sundance 2015 Announces Initial Lineup; Jonah Hill Set for 'Arms and the Dudes'

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:28

Sundance Film Festival: The folks at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival announced more than half of the 118 features to be screened in Park City, Utah. Highlights include postapocalyptic drama Z for Zachariah (above), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, and Call Me Lucky, a documentary by Bobcat Goldthwait about a comic who became a peace activist. The festival runs from January 22 to February 1; visit the official site to see all the titles announced so far.  ...

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Make Maple Frosted Cupcakes Inspired By 'Elf'

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:14

When it comes to holiday movies, look no further for hilarious family fun than Elf.  Kids love Will Ferrell's portrayal of Buddy, a tenacious elf who has a joyous outlook on life and an over-the-top devotion to Santa. Inspired by the movie, these festive treats are striped just like the Candy Cane Forest that Buddy hiked through to get to Manhattan. Since elves try to stick to the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup, these sweet vanilla cupcakes are...

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Surprise! A New 'Frozen' Movie Will Hit Theaters This March

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:43

Oh, we ain't letting go of this one just yet... While rumors swirl that Disney is hard at work on a full-length sequel to last year's mega-hit Frozen, fans of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and their friends (we know there's a lot of you out there) will get a chance to reunite with the characters on the big screen when Disney unveils the short film Frozen Fever in front of Cinderella on March 13, 2015.  Though it's only a short -- much like Pixar's Toy Story and Cars shorts --...

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'Suicide Squad' Cast Official: Jared Leto As Joker, Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn, Will Smith As Deadshot

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:45

  Warner Bros. has just confirmed quite a few rumors and officially announced the cast for Suicide Squad, the first DC Comics movie to follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And that cast includes... image via Variety   Jared Leto as the Joker. Will Smith as Deadshot. Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney as Boomerang. Cara Delevinge as Enchantress. That's a noteworthy cast,...

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News Briefs: 'Homeland' Actress Nabs Female Lead in 'Ben-Hur' Kevin Costner in First Trailer for 'Black or White'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:55

Ben-Hur: Nazanin Boniadi, who plays a CIA agent on TV drama Homeland (above), has been offered the lead female role in the upcoming new version of Ben-Hur. She would star opposite Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who play best friends in a tale of betrayal, slavery, and chariots; Morgan Freeman leads the supporting cast. [Deadline]   Source Code: Anna Foerster will direct a sequel to 2011 suspense thriller Source Code. She'll...

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Classic Family Holiday Meltdowns on the Big Screen

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:45

  Jingle All the Way Rated: PG Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger When an overwrought, out-of-touch dad heads to a store on Christmas eve to get the hottest toy of the season for his anxious son, he soon finds more than he bargained for, including a hilarious encounter with Sinbad as well as some other frantic shopping crazies. Share this scene with your favorite Black Friday shoppers, Christmas-deal finders and anyone that might brave a store on Christmas Eve. Left...

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'Terminator: Genisys' Gets an Ominous Poster Ahead of Thursday's Trailer

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:31

Today the official site for Terminator Genisys (in theaters July 1, 2015) launched a countdown that ends December 4 at 1 p.m. PST, so either that's the day that Skynet launches the nukes and begins its assault on mankind or it's when the film's first trailer hits the Internet. We're going to guess it's the latter. Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), Terminator Genisys journeys into some kind of alternate timeline where Sarah Connor...

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Stephen Hawking Wants to Be a 'Bond' Villain, Plus: 'Bond 24' Reveal Date Scheduled

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:30

Stephen Hawking makes a pretty good living for himself as an author and lecturer who explains some of the most complicated scientific principles known to man, but he’s also a bit of a performer too. The theoretical physicist, who suffers from ALS, has made regular appearances on shows like The Simpsons and Futurama, as well as being the focus of this year’s Oscar contender The Theory of Everything. As it turns out, Hawking has some even bigger aspirations as an actor. The...

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'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' Win Early Awards, Plus: Watch a Fantastic Year-End Mash-up

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:11

We're on the cusp of a whole lotta movie-awards talk, with Golden Globe nominations arriving next week and then the Academy Awards, but in between you've got the critics organizations from all over the country, as well as the various guilds (SAG, DGA, PGA) and smaller awards shows, like the Indie Spirit Awards and the Gotham Awards. Oh, and that's not counting all the different "Top 10" lists and video mash-ups scattered across the moviesphere. So here's the...

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Infographic: Santa's Workshops in Cinema

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:05

It's every child's dream to travel to the North Pole and pay a visit to Santa and his elves. Over the years, Hollywood has created some magical visions of what the big guy's fabled workshop might look like. Artist Chris Hebert has created this beautiful poster, exclusively for Fandango, that features some of the iconic versions of Santa's workshop as imagined in the movies.

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