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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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News Briefs: First Trailer for Jason Statham's 'Wild Card'; Will Ferrell to Star in Shakespearean Comedy

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:18

Wild Card Trailer: Jason Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard who likes to gamble in the first trailer for Wild Card, a remake of 1987's Heat starring Burt Reynolds using the original screenplay by William Goldman (All the President's Men). He seeks revenge for a friend, but quickly finds himself tangled up with the criminal underworld. Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci also star; the movie is due out on January 30. [SlashFilm]   Shakespearean Laughs: If all goes...

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Quiz: Is This Adventure Real or a Movie?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:14

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Quiz: Can You Tell the Real Archaeological Digs from the Movie Ones?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:14

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Poll: Did ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ Live Up to Your Expectations?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:19

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Trivia: The Ball-Droid in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Based on R2-D2 Concept Art

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:08

Here's a fun bit of trivia regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens: the tiny ball-droid who's already stolen the hearts of every living soul on the Internet was apparently based on early concept art of another famous droid, R2-D2. Here's an image of the two side by side, and while the sketch doesn't look exactly like what's in the trailer, this is how Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie once described his vision for R2 [via Slashfilm]: “I think Artoo was just described...

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Family Time: Holiday Movies for Every Age

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:58

It's that time of year to snuggle under the blankets with your family and watch a movie. But what can you choose to get everyone in synch with the season? Here are some great options for every age and stage with the emphasis on holiday fun. All you have to worry about is making the popcorn.  The Baby Set: If your little one is just starting to watch TV, chances are he or she won’t be able to sit through and follow a whole movie. So snuggle up with a retro favorite like...

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Infographic: Santa’s Sleigh in Cinema

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:52

So, we’ll probably never know how the big guy in the red suit drops down millions chimneys in a 24 hour span to deliver toys to good little boys and girls all over the world. But one thing we do know, is that to make that trip, you have to have a pretty sweet ride. Ontario, Canada-based artist Chris Hebert has done his research and put together this festive, Fandango exclusive graphic featuring some of Santa’s sleighs as seen in classic holiday movies.  

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'Jingle Bells' Holiday Mash-up

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:45

What better way to ring in the holiday season than with this exclusive debut of an all-new music video mashup featuring your favorite Disney characters performing “Jingle Bells” like never before. Be sure to check out other holiday mashup videos, which will be released every week through the holiday season beginning December 2 at DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com.

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Quiz: Which 'Hobbit' Character Are You?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:41

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News Briefs: Sequel to 'Frozen' In the Works? See Jake Gyllenhaal's Ripped New Bod in 'Southpaw'

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:10

Frozen 2: A few days ago the star of Disney's animated smash hit Frozen told The Telegraph that a sequel is "in the works." Idina Menzel, who voiced the character of Elsa and sang "Let It Go," had no other details to share, and didn't confirm that her character will return. "We'll see," she said. "I'm just going along for the ride." UPDATE: Menzel appeared on the Today show Monday morning and when asked about a...

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The Best Battles From 'The Hobbit'

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 19:08

Peter Jackson's epic, three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has featured more than a few fantastic battle sequences, but the grand finale will unfold in the upcoming conclusion to the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. With the world of Middle-earth primed for a cataclysmic showdown at the foot of Lonely Mountain -- and one of the last great dragons looking to burn everything in his path -- the stakes couldn't be higher for Bilbo Baggins and his...

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Poll: Who is Your Favorite 'Hunger Games' Character?

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:09

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Exclusive: 'Paddington' Poster Debut

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

What kind of adventures could one little Peruvian bear get into on his first visit to the big city? How about bannister sliding, umbrella parasailing and bathtub surfing to name just a few when Paddington Bear leaps from beloved children’s books to the big screen in a fun-for-the-whole-family live-action adventure that has been delighting U.K. audiences. Paddington arrives in theaters on January 16, but you can check out Fandango’s exclusive debut of the latest poster...

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer: You've Waited 30 Years to Watch This

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:44

Delivered straight to us from a galaxy far, far away, here it is folks -- the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first big-screen Star Wars sequel in 30 years.  Watch it below. We've waited three decades for the return of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and friends, and while we still have an entire year to go till the film officially arrives in theaters (on December 18, 2015, that is), director J.J. Abrams has served up a...

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News Briefs: Guillermo del Toro's 'Justice League: Dark' Moves Forward; Jennifer Aniston in First 'Cake' Trailer

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:20

Justice League: Dark: Guillermo del Toro has submitted his script for Dark Universe, based on the DC Comics series Justice League: Dark, to Warner Bros. Now it's up to the studio to decide whether to move forward on the project, which follows a team of superheroes, including John Constantine and Swamp Thing, that deals with supernatural and occult happenings. [Forbes]   Blade Runner 2: Ridley Scott says that a sequel to Blade Runner, his landmark 1982 science fiction film,...

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Indie Spirit Awards: Your First Look At This Year's Potential Oscar Contenders

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:27

The Indie Spirit Award nominations have officially arrived on the scene, signaling a busy few months full of various groups from around the country (and the world) announcing their own picks for the best of the year in movies. The Indie Spirit Awards honor films that were American productions (except where noted) and made for less than $20 million, so while this list definitely represents some of the best movies of the year, there are others -- like The Imitation Game, Wild, The Theory of...

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Watch: The 'Jurassic World' Trailer Is Here and It's Ferocious

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:21

The park is officially open! By that, of course, we mean the first trailer for Jurassic World is here. Chris Pratt! Dinosaurs! Chaos! Watch it below... Taking place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, this new sequel reveals a sprawling theme park on Isla Nubar, which is now home to various dinosaur species, not to mention thousands of tourists hungry for a look at the creatures who roamed our planet thousands of years ago. Things get a bit hairy for the park, however, when...

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