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News Briefs: 'Star Wars' TV Show Is Under Discussion

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:45

Star Wars: The idea of a new television show set in the Star Wars universe is in active discussions between ABC and Lucasfilm. According to Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment Group, "If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level … [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.” Dungey declined to say whether a live-action or animated show is under consideration, though the animated Star Wars Rebels series is...

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News Briefs: 'Star Wars' TV Show Still Under Discussion

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:45

Star Wars: The idea of a new television show set in the Star Wars universe is in active discussions between ABC and Lucasfilm. According to Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment Group, "If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level … [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.” Dungey declined to say whether a live-action or animated show is under consideration, though the animated Star Wars Rebels series is...

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See a New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Spaceship

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 06:36

Ships are very important in the Star Wars universe. After all, the very first scene in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1977 features a relatively small, nimble spaceship being fired upon by another vessel that gradually devours the screen. The shot prompted opening-week audiences to break out into gasps and applause. The stark contrast of the smaller Alderaanian cruiser fleeing a monstrous Imperial Star Destroyer communicated volumes to audiences. By instinct, we knew...

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Why This August Will Be a Great Month for Movies

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 05:51

Poor August. Statistically, when it comes to the summer movie season, everything is pretty front-loaded. The biggest movies arrive in May, then sort of trickle in throughout June and July. But when we hit August it's a total crapshoot, full of movies that never seem like they belong anywhere on the movie calendar. It's almost as if they're orphan movies, destined to live out their theatrical dreams at the very end of a big season when people aren't really paying...

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News Briefs: Rami ('Mr. Robot') Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam in 'Papillon'

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 01:55

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam is already set to star in a new version of Papillon and now Rami Malek (TV's Mr. Robot, above) is in talks to join him. Set in modern times, the movie is based on the memoirs of Henri Charriere. He was a petty criminal who was unjustly convicted of murder in the 1930s, sentenced to imprisonment in a notorious penal facility on Devil's Island in South America, and then plotted his escape with the help of a counterfeiter. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in...

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A 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Written By J.K Rowling Will Hit Theaters in 2018

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 06:32

Although the final Harry Potter movie hit theaters five years ago, the wizarding hype is still very much a part of our lives. There's a new Potter play out in London (its script is now in bookstores) that catches up with Harry Potter and his friends 19 years after we last left them. Plus, we're only a couple of months away from the debut of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Potter prequel starring Eddie Redmayne that's based on a script written by J.K. Rowling, adapted from...

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Sequel Buzz: 'The Secret Life of Pets,' 'Sicario' and 'Space Jam'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 05:44

Want to know the latest on sequels to movies beginning with the letter 'S'? We've got some news below on three upcoming follow-ups that just so happen to have an alphabetical connection, if nothing more.    The Secret Life of Pets 2  Considering how successful it's been at the box office this summer, this surprising animated hit is indeed spawning a franchise. The studio also behind the popular Despicable Me/Minions series has set a release date...

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News Briefs: Jimmy Fallon to Host Golden Globes

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 20:02

Golden Globes: Jimmy Fallon will host the 74th Golden Globe Awards show. He's served as an awards presenter before, but this will mark his debut as Golden Globes host. The show will be broadcast on NBC on January 8, 2017. [Golden Globes]   Shut In: Our first look at upcoming thriller Shut In reveals Naomi Watts as a child psychologist. When a winter storm hits, she seeks to help young Jacob Tremblay (Room). Oliver Platt also stars; the movie opens in theaters on November...

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Karl Urban Explains Why 'Pete's Dragon' Is a Perfect Family Movie

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:32

Karl Urban is an ideal tough-guy actor precisely because he's not exactly showy about it. It's not as though he's got Schwarzenegger-scale muscles or some bad-boy persona in real life (he's actually a great family man, but more on that in a bit), he just has an intimidating air to him. Even in something like Star Trek, where he plays the ship's reluctant doctor, there's still a formidable edge to Urban. Naturally that's why Urban has been cast in so many...

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Exclusive Clip: Thriller 'Don't Breathe' Will Have You Holding Your Breath

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:00

Director Fede Alvarez made a splash a few years ago with his gory remake Evil Dead, and now he's back with a new horror thriller: Don't Breathe. In it, a young woman (Jane Levy, who also starred in Alvarez's Evil Dead) agrees to attempt a heist with her boyfriend and his friend by breaking into a wealthy blind man's house. But -- WHOOPS! -- it turns out they picked the wrong old guy to mess with, and instead of yelling at them to get off his lawn, he decides to, well, kill...

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News Briefs: See 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Draw Its First Sword

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 07:40

Transformers: The Last Knight: New imagery for Transformers: The Last Knight reveals Optimus Prime wielding a sword against the threat of dragons, the first serious hint about the possible meaning of the movie's title. We know the villainous robot Megatron, who has occasionally taken the form of a dragon, is returning in this installment, though we don't have any confirmation yet as to specifics. Look for the movie in theaters on June 23, 2017. [Twitter]   Rogue Male:...

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Is The Final Harry Potter Story

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 07:21

2016 is a good year to be a fan of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. If you live in London you can see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performed live. If you don't, you can pick up a copy of the official script for the play. It may not be a novel like most fans are used to, but don't let the new format fool you. This isn't some arbitrary spin-off. The Cursed Child (pictured above) is the official eighth story in the Harry Potter saga. And, as Rowling just revealed, it is...

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New 'Pete's Dragon' Clip Is Filled with Wonder and Awe

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 07:15

Coming off the heels of outlaw crime drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints, independent filmmaker David Lowery appeared to be an unlikely candidate to remake a Disney family adventure. But the trailers and clips that have been released so far have made it apparent that Lowery's vision for the new remake is strikingly different from the original. Released in 1977, Pete's Dragon starred Helen Reddy in a musical for children about a boy and his dragon who run away from an abusive adopted...

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Channing Tatum Will Play a Merman in 'Splash' Remake

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 14:14

If you loved Jillian Bell's scene-stealing stint in 22 Jump Street opposite Channing Tatum, you're in luck because the two are reuniting for another '80s throwback. According to Deadline, Bell and Tatum will be the stars of the Splash remake, and as previously teased, there is a gender-swapping twist. She will take on the human role previously filled by Tom Hanks while he will play the sea dweller previously played by Daryl Hannah. The fresh take was...

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You Won’t Believe What Guillermo del Toro Keeps in His House – See His Oddities on Display at LACMA

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 13:03

“At Home with Monsters” highlights the weird and wonderful oddities from Guillermo del Toro's private collection Guillermo del Toro -- the visionary director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Mimic and Crimson Peak -- has always had a soft spot for monsters. This is evident in his home, where wax statues of Frankenstein mingle with surreal artwork, original storyboards and fantastical props from his own movies. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CUYLER SMITH CELEBRATES 'HOWARD THE DUCK'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:00

Cuyler Smith has created some really cool original artwork exclusively for Fandango, like his Ant-Man Versus Yellowjacket and 2015 Box Office Blockbuster pieces, but it was his limited-edition Howard the Duck print below that grabbed our attention. The out-of-this-world piece perfectly captures the comic book cult classic starring a walking, talking duck who befriends a rocker (Lea Thompson) and must fight the Dark Overlord of the Universe to save her. To celebrate the...

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Exclusive Art: ‘Suicide Squad’

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:00

In Suicide Squad, a group of misfits are thrown together to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Will Smith and Margot Robbie star alongside Jared Leto in this action-packed superhero movie, which hits theaters August 5.  To commemorate the comic book characters coming to the big screen, artist Robert Bruno brought his unique style and talents to this cool illustrated poster. For more from Bruno, check out his Facebook, Twitter and...

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This 'Justice League' Character Will Cameo in 'Suicide Squad'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:54

We're only one week away from the wide release of Suicide Squad and it's safe to say that it's the most anticipated movie of the month, if not the entire summer. It's also a movie that has a lot riding on how audiences respond to it. It's the follow-up to Batman v Superman: Justice League, which audiences liked quite a bit more than critics. Worldwide, it's made more than $872 million, though a fair number expressed reservations about the uber-serious tone of the...

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Watch Matt Damon Fight Monsters in China in 'The Great Wall' Trailer

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:48

As the global box office (and especially China) continues to make a greater impact on a film's overall success, we're beginning to see how that might play out in future big-budget movies. One example is The Great Wall, an English-language film starring a major Hollywood star (Matt Damon) that's not only the largest film ever shot entirely in China, but also one featuring an eclectic ensemble full of international stars. Plus, it's also the English-language debut for...

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Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' Will Be One Movie, Not Two

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:44

In advance of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, we learned that Avengers: Infinity War -- Part 1 would be coming on May 4, 2018, to be followed by Avengers: Infinity War -- Part 2 in May 2019. In early 2015, Anthony and Joe Russo were set to direct. First, the Russo brothers needed to finish Captain America: Civil War (top), which launched earlier this year to great success. Even before that movie got out of the gate in May, news broke that two additional characters would...

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