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News Briefs: Watch T.J. Miller Audition for 'EmojiMovie'

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:04

EmojiMovie: Express Yourself: T.J. Miller (Deadpool, TV's Silicon Valley) will voice a leading role in EmojiMovie: Express Yourself. He will portray an optimistic character named Gene, the child of "meh" emoji parents. Gene, however, has a glitch that "causes him to have multiple expressions outside his control." Watch Miller's audition below. The animated movie is scheduled for release on August 11, 2017. [Variety]   Mouse Guard: A big-screen...

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Ranking the Best Easter Eggs and Cameos in the New Ghostbusters (Spoilers)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00

Although there's been some backlash over the fact the beloved Ghostbusters has been rebooted with an all-female cast, the haters should know how lovingly director Paul Feig pays tribute to the original. He wants us to be immersed in a new version of the story, but he also knows how much love there is for the 1984 classic, and he fully embraces it. Besides the obvious comparisons, such as the Ecto-1 hearse the Ghostbusters ride around in and their proton packs, this new Ghostbusters just...

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If You Like 'Star Trek,' Try These 8 Family-Friendly Space Movies

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00

Lieutenant Uhura, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Bones, Captain Kirk and, of course, everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Mr. Spock, are back! In the much-anticipated Star Trek Beyond, the crew of the USS Enterprise set off on their first leg of the five-year mission that will take them into the far reaches of outer space. If seeing this newest installment of the franchise makes your family yearn for more spacey adventures, we’ve got eight more out-of-this-world suggestions for your next movie night....

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QUIZ: Which ‘Star Trek’ Crew Member Are You?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00

  As the third in the rebooted franchise opens July 22, Star Trek Beyond, find out which of the Enterprise crew you're most like.    

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Celebrate the New 'Ice Age' with Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00

  Scrat has always had a tough relationship with his beloved acorn, chasing it from the air to the land to the sea. How far will he go when Ice Age: Collision Course comes out? The toothy squirrel just wants a bite to eat, is that too much to ask? Help make things easier by making these sweet acorns out of marshmallows and chocolate. It’s the perfect prehistoric snack for summer movie watching.   Ingredients: 12 marshmallows 6 mini pretzels Brown...

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Concept Art Shows Off New Team, Including Mantis and Baby Groot

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 06:38

If there's room for excitement for another rogue team of space adventurers, we've got a new look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for you. It's not footage or even a production still, but it is still notable at this stage of the lead-up to next year's release. Director James Gunn and Entertainment Weekly joined together to share, in his words, the "first bit of concept art of our new Guardians." That phrasing, from Gunn's tweet, seems to...

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J.J. Abrams Says the Fourth 'Star Trek' Will Bring Back Chris Hemsworth

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 06:36

2009's Star Trek reboot put Chris Hemsworth on the map for most people. He's only in the movie for its opening sequence, but he used his few minutes of time to deliver an incredibly heartfelt, instantly memorable performance as the ill-fated father of a one James Tiberius Kirk. It was a small character, but one whose heroic legacy often serves as driving force for Chris Pine's James Kirk to be a better person. And now, according to J.J. Abrams, we'll be seeing...

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'Kong: Skull Island,' 'Wonder Woman' and 'Blade Runner 2' Teased in New Photos

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 06:31

New Wonder Woman images published by Entertainment Weekly look very cool, focusing Gal Gadot as the titular character about to spring into action, posing like a rock star and listening as Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) tries to bend her ear. The final photo is from behind the scenes and shows Gadot with director Patty Jenkins. Wonder Woman will open on June 2, 2017.   We've been expecting next year's Kong: Skull Island to be a big deal....

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Review: Are Your Kids Ready for 'Ghostbusters'?

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 21:36

My seven-year-old son and I have a system for grading the trailers before a movie starts. If we both lean over and whisper, "Yes!" then it is automatically determined that the two of us will go see the movie when it comes out. If one of us is a strong yes and the other is a soft maybe, we can plead our case and hope for the best. When we first saw the trailer for Ghostbusters, I was certain my son, who is usually not a fan of movies he thinks will be overly scary, would say,...

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News Briefs: Oscar Isaac Touted for Steven Spielberg's 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 19:50

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, above) is in talks to star in Steven Spielberg's The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. If things work out, Isaac will star opposite Mark Rylance. The drama is set in the 19th century and follows a young Jewish boy in Italy who is forcibly taken from his parents to be raised as a Christian. His parents must then struggle to regain custody. The movie is set to begin production early next year. [Variety]  ...

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'Star Wars' Celebration: Alden Ehrenreich Confirmed To Be the New Han Solo and More

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 05:43

  The most anticipated panel at Star Wars Celebration this year brought out the future directors of both Star Wars Episode VIII (Rian Johnson) and the Han Solo standalone movie (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)... and while they didn't bring a ton of announcements, they did bring the new Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, as well as some familiar faces like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Finn (John Boyega). Here are the 5 biggest things that happened: 1....

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'Star Wars Celebration' Highlights: 'Star Wars Rebels,' Incredible Virtual Reality and More

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:07

Day two of Star Wars Celebration brought Star Wars fans a whole lotta big announcements, as well even bigger crowds. Seriously, one needs to use a real-life version of the Force is order to successfully navigate their way through the crowds, and sadly we do not wield that kind of power. But the day got off to a great start when our fearless Star Wars reporter, Erik Davis (@erikdavis), was rescued from yesterday's unfortunate imprisonment (get caught up right here) thanks to this gang of...

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'Rogue One' Director Gareth Edwards Talks Darth Vader, Reveals How This Is Unlike Any Other 'Star Wars' Movie

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:11

Following a long, nerdy first day at Star Wars Celebration in London, we had the chance to chat with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards about one of this year's most anticipated movies. Check out our rundown on the Rogue One panel here, complete with new poster and behind-the-scenes reel. In that reel we're transported to the new planet Jedha, which definitely seems to be a spiritual place of sorts and home to people who believe in the Force. When we chatted with...

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'Star Wars Celebration' Highlights: 'Rogue One,' Mark Hamill and Some Awesome Cosplay Photos

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:22

If you’re a Star Wars fan, there is no better place to be in the world right now than Star Wars Celebration, the annual three-day Star Wars convention currently delighting fans in London, England. If you’re not there, fear now — Fandango is on the scene for all three days, bringing you live coverage on Twitter (follow @Movieclips and me, @ErikDavis), as well as daily recaps of all the big news, awesome costumes, crazy props and more. Here are the coolest things that...

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Check Out This Very Cool 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Video, Poster and Concept Art

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:14

Star Wars Celebration is going down in London today, which will mean lots of little tidbits. Up first is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They showed a big behind-the-scenes clip package, which you're going to want to press play on ASAP. Not included in that footage but shown earlier, this is the very first concept art ever created for Rogue One. The team has since changed, but you can see the misfit nature of the rebel group even at this hypothetical stage. Next up is the...

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The 'Rules Don't Apply' Trailer Welcomes Warren Beatty Back to the Movies

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:54

It's been 18 years since we saw a feature film directed by Warren Beatty. It's been 15 years since we saw a feature film in which he appears, let alone stars. Now, following his comeback tease five years ago with the TCM short Dick Tracy special, the Oscar-winning helmer of Reds and four-time Oscar-nominated actor is heading back to the big screen. Today, we finally get our first look at the movie--a period Hollywood comedy titled Rules Don't Apply--with a...

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Villain Photos: See Elizabeth Banks in 'Power Rangers' and Jude Law in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:51

We're still in the middle of the summer movie season, but it's never too soon to speculate about next year's big releases. In that spirit, we have advance looks at two movies that tackle familiar subjects from fresh perspectives. As a further point of interest, the movies are both scheduled to open on the same date in 2017. First adapted for the U.S. market in 1993, Power Rangers draws from its Japanese inspiration to tell a story of young people who transform into superheroes....

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News Briefs: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled' Remake

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:14

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell (Winter's Tale, above) is in talks to star in a remake of The Beguiled. If things work out, he will join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in the drama; Sofia Coppola is set to direct. The 1971 original starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier during the Civil War who finds refuge in a Confederate girls boarding school. [Variety]   Gypsy: A new version of Gypsy, set to star Barbra Streisand as the ultimate stage mother, is...

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Exclusive Trailer: Sharks and More 'Nados in 'Sharknado: The 4th Awakens'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:00

What could you possibly be looking forward to more than more Star Wars movies, Jurassic Park sequels or Star Trek franchises? Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, of course! An all-star cast including Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, David Hasselhoff, Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Busey, Stacey Dash and more appear in the sequel to the sequel to the sequel, as after five quiet and shark-free years, suddenly sharknados (and other kinds of 'nados) are popping up and wreaking havoc in places like Seattle and...

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First Look at the Scary New Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:31

With more than a year to go before the release of the Stephen King adaptation It, we weren't expecting a glimpse of the new Pennywise so early. But Entertainment Weekly got a nice close-up shot of actor Bill Skarsgård in his clown makeup, and he looks terrifying. It's a very different take on the character than we saw in the 1990 TV miniseries based on the classic horror novel. Tim Curry played Pennywise then, with a costume modeled after the iconic...

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