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News Briefs: Watch the Final Funny Trailer for 'The Interview'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:54

The Interview Trailer: The raunchy and very funny final trailer for The Interview follows TV host James Franco and his producer Seth Rogen as they head to North Korea for an interview with the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. Oh, and the U.S. government has, for some reason, charged them with carrying out an assassination. The movie opens on December 25. [Movies Coming Soon]   True Detective: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly are joining the cast of...

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Debuts Friday -- Here's Where You Can See It

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:18

Power up your lightsabers folks... it's time for more Star Wars. After a ton of speculation, we finally know when and where Disney will debut the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, due in theaters on December 18, 2015. The 88-second teaser for the first Star Wars sequel since Return of the Jedi will screen in select theaters on Friday morning. Below is a list of theaters participating. AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE...

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Rising Star As the Villain

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:57

If you look close enough, you can literally see Oscar Isaac's star rising by the second. The Inside Llewyn Davis and A Most Violent Year actor is not only set to play a major role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, but he's now lined up another major gig as villain in the next X-Men movie, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, due out on May 27, 2016. Inspired by the popular Age of Apocalypse comic storyline, Isaac will play Apocalypse, or En Sabah Nur, whose roots date all the...

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News Briefs: First 'Jurassic World' Footage Stomps Online; Amy Adams to Play Janis Joplin for 'Wild' Director

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:14

Jurassic World: The first footage from the highly-anticipated Jurassic World can be glimpsed in a new teaser video, ahead of the debut of the first trailer on Thursday. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star; the movie will stomp into theaters on June 12. [YouTube] Get It While You Can: Jean-Marc Vallee, who directed Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Academy Award-winning performances in Dallas Buyers Club -- as well as the upcoming Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon...

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'Penguins of Madagascar': Character Guide

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:45

The very evil and multi-tentacled Dr. Octavius Brine is plotting to take over the world. Is there anyone brave and cunning enough to stop him?  Check out the Penguins of Madagascar Character Guide for a top secret look at the super spies, including Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, who might just be able to save the day.  

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5 Foodie Films to Watch While Basting the Thanksgiving Bird

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:39

Some people relish cooking a big Thanksgiving meal while others dread it. But either way, cuing up a great movie or two helps the time speed by, especially if you’re in the kitchen by yourself. Here are five foodie films that make excellent companions when the rest of the family has gone AWOL. So pour a glass of wine, set your pots to simmer, and settle in for some entertainment between bastings. Big Night: The gold standard of food films is almost the perfect film for...

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your 'Hobbit' Dwarf Trivia?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:54

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How to Deal with Horrible Bosses, According to the Movies

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:04

In the real world, those of us with horrible bosses usually have no choice but to endure the misery (while discreetly seeking out new jobs). But movies are about escape, and sitting back to watch a character get even with a sleazy, sadistic or downright evil employer is escapism at its finest. Case in point: The enormous box office success of the 2011 comedy, ‘Horrible Bosses.’ In the spirit of the 2014 sequel ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ here’s how to settle the...

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News Briefs: Mel Gibson May Direct Andrew Garfield in a War Pic; New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Spot

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:52

Hacksaw Ridge: Academy Award-winning director Mel Gibson is in talks to direct his first film since Apocalypto (2006). The new project, titled Hacksaw Ridge, tells the story of a U.S. Army medic during World War II who saved many lives; he became the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andrew Garfield is in talks to play the medic. [Deadline]   Green Room: Patrick Stewart is front and center in the first official photo from Green Room, a...

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'Zoolander 2' Is Happening and Here's What You Need to Know

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:14

As of today, Dumb and Dumber To -- a sequel to an absurd, 20-year-old comedy -- has been in theaters for less than a week and is already sitting on a box office haul of over $55 million. So when a simple, long-overdue sequel hits big, you can bet that Hollywood is paying attention. Enter Zoolander 2. The first Zoolander isn't quite as old as Dumb and Dumber, nor did it ever gain the same kind of household recognition, but it's had a very healthy life on DVD, cable and Netflix since...

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Foodie Films to Watch While Basting the Bird

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:17

Some people relish cooking a big Thanksgiving meal while others dread it. But either way, cuing up a great movie or two helps the time speed by, especially if you’re in the kitchen by yourself. Here are five foodie films that make excellent companions when the rest of the family has gone AWOL. So pour a glass of wine, set your pots to simmer, and settle in for some entertainment between bastings.   Big Night: The gold standard of food films is almost the perfect film for...

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Exclusive: 'Home' Poster Debut

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:00

What could possibly go wrong when an ordinary Earth girl, an accident-prone alien and a cat named Pig embark on an intergalactic road trip? Find out when Home opens in theaters on March 27. Fasten your seatbelt and check out Fandango’s exclusive debut of the poster for the DreamWorks Animation film, Home.  

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Watch: The 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer Is Just Perfect

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:22

It started out as a small movie about an all-female singing group, but not long after Pitch Perfect hit theaters it became an instant fan favorite, growing in popularity once it arrived on home video, and of course that meant a sequel wouldn't be too far away. Now we have the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2, due in theaters on May 15, 2015, and...well, they crushed it. The Bellas are most definitely back, and this time they're going global. Even better...the female-driven...

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News Briefs: 'The Graduate' Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83; Melissa McCarthy Will Be Tinker Bell

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:27

One of the finest directors of the last half century, Mike Nichols has left and gone away. The end of that sentence should hopefully remind you of his best known movie, The Graduate, for which he won the Oscar for Best Director in 1968. He was also nominated for helming Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Silkwood and Working Girl. The Remains of the Day, which Nichols produced, was a Best Picture nominee.   Going in Style: Dustin Hoffman is...

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Casting Buzz: Chris Pratt's New Comic Movie, Plus: Big Names Line Up for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:29

We’ve got some huge casting news to share, including what Chris Pratt’s next comic-based project might be. Pratt, who has watched his career explode in the wake of playing Star-Lord in James Gunn’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, is now attached as the lead in an adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking. The project has been kicking around Hollywood for a few years, with Disney interested and eventually passing at one point before it...

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News Briefs: Rosamund Pike Finds More Romance; Teen Time-Travel Pic 'Project Almanac' Trailer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:14

The Mountain Between Us: Gone Girl breakout Rosamund Pike is heading for further leading-lady success with this adaptation of Charles Smith’s romantic novel about strangers stranded in the wilderness following a plane crash. She will play the bride to be on the way to her wedding, and Charlie Hunnam is the separated surgeon for whom she’ll obviously fall during tough times in the woods. Now director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) just has to cast the dog who joins them on their...

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Watch: The First Classy and Colorful Trailer for Disney's 'Cinderella'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:05

What does Disney's Cinderella look like as a big, colorful, live-action movie? Well, a lot like this.   Cinderella, coming out March 13, 2015, is the next in line after films like Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent to revisit some of Disney's classic characters in live-action form. This Cinderella looks like it very much sticks to the story we all know about the poor maiden harrassed by her wicked stepfamily whose magical fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) makes her...

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Go Undercover with a 'Penguins'-Inspired DIY Spy Kit

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:38

Our four favorite feathered heroes, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, are back in Penguins of Madagascar. And this time, they’re getting their flippers dirty as secret agents taking on a soggy madman (aka purple octopus) who goes by Dave. Your mission should you choose to accept it: get your own pint-size master of disguise into the spirit with an easy (promise!), inexpensive DIY spy kit made of items found around the house (or the discount store). This message will self-destruct...

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Go Undercover with a "Penguins' Inspired DIY Spy Kit

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:38

Our four favorite feathered heroes, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private, are back in Penguins of Madagascar. And this time, they’re getting their flippers dirty as secret agents taking on a soggy madman (a.k.a. purple octopus) who goes by Dave. Your mission should you choose to accept it: Get your own pint-size master of disguise into the spirit with an easy (promise!), inexpensive DIY spy kit made of items found around the house (or the discount store). This message will...

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Check Out Marvel's Upcoming Movie Plans in One Awesome Image

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:56

Marvel Studios recently threw down hard when it comes to its upcoming slate of movies, taking its superhero train to a theater in Los Angeles for a loud, rowdy, Comic-Con-esque announcement regarding its Phase Three plans. We're talking nine (!) new movies, beginning with Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016 and ending with an Inhumans movie on November 2, 2018. In between we've got a two-part Avengers sequel, new additions like Black Panther and Captain Marvel, not to mention...

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