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News Briefs: New Details Revealed About Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Upcoming Movie

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:06

Amy Schumer: Katie Dippold, who cowrote the new Ghostbusters, has also written an action-comedy that will star Amy Schumer as a daughter who takes her mother (Goldie Hawn) on a road trip. Dippold says it's based on her relationship with her own mother. She also says that Schumer and Hawn are "really awesome together." [Collider]   Life of the Party: Gillian Jacobs (TVs Community) has joined the cast of Life of the Party. Melissa McCarthy will star in the comedy,...

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What Parents Can Expect from 'Secret Life of Pets'

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 18:25

Sometimes, the messages in children’s movies can be a little heavy-handed. But that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Pets. Instead, this movie goes for laughs over lessons and steers clear of the “teachable moment.” The story follows “tiny dog” Max, who is the one and only pet of Katie, the owner he adores. When she brings home “a brother” for him – an enormous dog named Duke – Max tries to figure out a way to get rid of him....

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John Cho Reveals Sulu Is Gay in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:09

While producers keep talking about how LGBT characters will one day show up in Marvel and Star Wars movies, another major franchise has beat them in the race for progress. Star Trek has always been associated with the phrase "to boldly go where no man has gone before," and now its latest feature-film installment is boldly going where no film series of its kind has gone before.  Star Trek Beyond will finally reveal that the character Hikaru Sulu is...

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The Real 'Aliens' Day Will Be at Comic-Con, Plus: Sequel and Blomkamp's Spin-off News

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:06

"Alien Day" was back in April, but really all that meant was some cool posters and other collectibles for fans to buy. April 26 wasn't an anniversary of any of the movies. It wasn't even a date referenced in the movies. The marketers that be just decided to interpret LV-426 (the name of the planetoid in the first film) as a date and go from there. The real "Alien Day" of 2016 looks like it will be on July 23, 2016. That's when Comic-Con is putting on a special...

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Spider-Man Shares a Selfie from High Above the Set of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:02

A little more than one year ago, Marvel announced that Tom Holland had been cast as Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man. He made his debut in this spring's Captain America: Civil War. (In the trailer below, he can be glimpsed at the end.)   Production is now underway on Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is due out about a year from now. To mark the occasion, Holland decided to share a photo from the set.   1 Year until #spidermanhomecoming...

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News Briefs: See Michael Fassbender in New 'Assassin's Creed' Photos

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:44

Assassin's Creed: New photos from Assassin's Creed show Michael Fassbender in action (above) and in a shadowy place (below). Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a man who gains the opportunity to experience life as his own ancestor in 15th-century Spain. Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams and Jeremy Irons also star; the movie will open on December 21. [Twitter via ComingSoon]   Flatliners: Kiefer Sutherland, who starred in 1990's Flatliners as a medical student...

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There Are 185 Classic Movie Monsters in This Image -- How Many Can You Name?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:22

Like many of us, artist Alex Pardee is a big dorky fan of monster movies -- so much so that his years of watching them and sketching them have now resulted in this pretty incredible piece of art featuring 185 different monsters. Some of them are good and some of them are real bad, but all of them are memorable in their own ways. And Pardee's colorful style reveals each one in a new, freakish light. Check it out below and click the image to enlarge. If you, like us, want to know...

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See New 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Photos and Watch Video Teasing Mayhem to Come

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:14

When Transformers kicked off a new movie franchise in 2007, director Michael Bay demonstrated that he had a tremendous appetite for cinematic destruction. Initially revolving around a teenage boy, the epic battles between alien robots proved to be tremendously popular with audiences worldwide and has spawned three sequels so far, with more sequels and spin-offs on their way to the big screen. The next installment in the series will be Transformers: The Last Knight. We know that Mark Wahlberg...

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News Briefs: Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Touted for Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman'

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:12

The Greatest Showman on Earth: Michelle Williams and Zac Efron are in talks to join the musical drama The Greatest Showman on Earth. Hugh Jackman is already set to star as P.T. Barnum, the founder of what became the famed Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) is writing the screenplay and Michael Gracey will direct. [Deadline]   Spider-Man: Homecoming: Angourie Rice, who gave a sparkling performance as Ryan Gosling's daughter...

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Join the Ghostbusters Gang with These DIY T-shirts

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:20

The Ghostbusters are coming back! While there are some big changes with the new reboot (like the busters being played by women), some things remain the same. Hello again, simple beige jumpsuits. In honor of the oh-so-anticipated flick, here's how to make your own personalized Ghostbusters T-shirt.  You’ll need: White T-shirt 5 (or more) tea bags Water Fabric paints in orange and gray Red fabric pen Painter's tape Small paint brush...

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'Ghostbusters' Jell-O Cups Are Slimy-Good Fun

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:04

In the words of ghostbuster Peter Venkman, “He slimed me.” It’s a memorable moment from the original movie and one that has inspired the new Ghostbusters movie this summer. Slime and ghosts were just some of the paranormal things encountered in the classic film and these Jell-O cups convey that eerie feeling of a ghost rising from the ectoplasm. Only these spirits are friendlier and much more delicious! Ghostbusters Ghost Jell-O (Makes eight) You’ll...

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'Ghostbusters' Parfaits Are Slimy-Good Fun

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:04

In the words of ghostbuster Peter Venkman, “He slimed me.” It’s a memorable moment from the original movie and one that has inspired the new Ghostbusters movie this summer. Slime and ghosts were just some of the paranormal activities that occurred in the classic film and these Jell-O parfaits convey that same eerie feeling of a ghost rising from the ectoplasm. Only these spirits are friendlier and much more delicious! Ghostbusters Ghost Jell-O (Makes eight)...

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Marvel Buzz: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Starts Filming As Fans Anticipate Major Showdown at Comic-Con

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 05:56

Thor: Ragnarok begins filming Pictured: Concept art from Thor: Ragnarok It's a busy time for comic book movie fans, with a couple big movies still on deck this year (Suicide Squad, Dr. Strange), some that just wrapped production (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman), and many more either already in production (Justice League, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Wolverine 3) or getting ready to begin soon.  On the Marvel front, they've already started rolling on...

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A New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Trailer Will Drop Next Week

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 05:52

July is going to be a very busy month for some of the bigger, more geek-friendly movie franchises, with two major fan conventions taking place back to back: Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic-Con. The latter will feature a big showdown between Marvel and DC, both expected to make major presentations, but the former -- an annual event celebrating all things Star Wars -- will drop a bunch of goodies during its three-day run in London, one of which will be a new trailer for Rogue One: A...

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News Briefs: 'Fifty Shades' Sequels Wrap

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 01:39

Fifty Shades of Grey: Principal photography has concluded on the two sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, according to author and producer E.L. James (below right). The movies, which star Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, have been filming in Vancouver under the direction of James Foley (below left). Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017, while Fifty Shades Freed is set to open in theaters on February 9, 2018. [Instagram]   The Nut Job 2: Jackie Chan...

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What Parents Can Expect from 'The Legend of Tarzan'

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 09:00

  Before screening The Legend of Tarzan, I saw an interview with its stars Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, discussing how they were directed to make the Tarzan and Jane sex scene raw and animalistic – specifically, that they needed to go at each other like wild beasts. Sooo… I decided to leave my teen daughter at home and preview this film first. This Tarzan story takes place years after Tarzan has acclimated to English society. He is now married to Jane and...

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J.K. Rowling Has Already Written the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Sequel

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 06:26

With The Legend of Tarzan out in theaters today, director David Yates has been speaking a lot to the press, and of course a lot of people are asking him about his other movie releasing this year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off doesn't arrive until the fall, but apparently there's already a sequel in the works. In fact, according to Yates, author J.K. Rowling has already written the screenplay for the...

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Pixar Has a Plan for When It Will Shift Back to Original Movies Instead of Sequels

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 06:24

Back in 2003, Pixar's Finding Nemo enjoyed tremendous critical and popular success. Not only did it become the top grossing animated film of all time, earning more than $936 million at the box office worldwide, it also won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for three other Oscars. Released 13 years after the original, it's safe to say that expectations for the sequel Finding Dory were relatively modest. Though a few more critical dissenters have emerged,...

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Pixar Has a Plan For When They'll Shift Back to Original Movies Instead of Sequels

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 06:24

Back in 2003, Pixar's Finding Nemo enjoyed tremendous critical and popular success. Not only did it become the top grossing animated film of all time, earning more than $936 million at the box office worldwide, it also won an Academy Award for best animated feature and was nominated for three other Oscars. Released 13 years after the original, it's safe to say that expectations for the sequel Finding Dory were relatively modest. Though a few more critical dissenters have emerged,...

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News Briefs: Anna Kendrick Says She Could Be Marvel's 'Squirrel Girl'

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 20:11

Squirrel Girl: Anna Kendrick, who costars in this week's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (above left), says in a new interview: "My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I don't know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!" First appearing in Marvel comics in 1992, Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl, is a mutant who soon earned a reputation as the greatest protector of New York's Central Park....

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