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Q&A: Our Five-Year-Old Correspondent Interviews the Stars of ‘Annie’

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:08

When it came time to chat with Annie stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie) and Jamie Foxx (Mr. Stacks), we thought we’d turn to our junior correspondent, five-year-old Zoe, whose love of all things Annie knows no bounds. Zoe watched the new movie (in theaters December 19) and then met its stars for a chat about all the important things… according to a five-year-old, that is.  Since Zoe is just learning how to read and write, the following was transcribed by her father, our...

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Set-Visit Report: 8 Revealing Quotes from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Director Joss Whedon

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:00

Joss Whedon is a superhero. A Marvel superhero, that is The writer and director behind Marvel's The Avengers helped alter the comic book-movie genre forever when his film went on to become one of the most beloved superhero movies of a generation, not to mention earn itself the distinction of being the third highest grossing movie of all time.  And he did it all without even wearing a cape.  Now he's back for the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (in theaters May...

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Set Visit Report: 8 Revealing Quotes from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Director Joss Whedon

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:00

Joss Whedon is a superhero. A Marvel superhero, that is The writer and director behind Marvel's The Avengers helped alter the comic-book-movie genre forever when his film went on to become one of the most beloved superhero movies of a generation, not to mention earn itself the distinction of being the third highest grossing movie of all time.  And he did it all without even wearing a cape.  Now he's back for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron (in theaters May 1,...

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News Briefs: Viola Davis Joins 'Suicide Squad' As Villain

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:20

Suicide Squad: Viola Davis, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award (Doubt, The Help), is in line to play a villainous role in DC's Suicide Squad. She would play Amanda Waller, a character often charged with running the team in the comic book series. Schedule issues may be an issue, however, since she is also busy starring in the hit TV show How to Get Away with Murder. The cast currently includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney. [Latino Review]...

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News Briefs: Viola Davis Joining 'Suicide Squad' As Villain

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:20

Suicide Squad: Viola Davis, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award (Doubt, The Help), is in line to play a villainous role in DC's Suicide Squad. She would play Amanda Waller, a character often charged with running the team in the comic book series. Schedule issues may be an issue, however, since she is also busy starring in the hit TV show How to Get Away with Murder. The cast currently includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney. [Latino Review]...

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Quiz: Who Do You Want to Be Your Daddy?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:08

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Why Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' May Be the Next 'E.T.'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:14

Steven Spielberg has found his Sophie. Today Dreamworks announced that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has landed the lead role in the filmmaker’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's story The BFG. As it turns out, BFG actually stands for "Big Friendly Giant" and the movie is about a young girl named Sophie who meets a mysterious giant who takes her to Giant Country. The story was published in 1982 and went on to become one of Dahl’s most beloved tales. Barnhill...

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Exclusive: 'The Hobbit' – Bilbo-Quote Poster

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:09

Over the course of his epic adventure that spanned three movies, Bilbo Baggins has met many characters on his travels through Middle-earth. Bilbo: “One day I’ll remember. Remember everything that happened. The good, the bad. Those who survived… and those that did not.” Artist Pete Ware of London-based 17th and Oak created this print featuring Bilbo as he looks back on his journey, exclusively for Fandango.  

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Watch: 'The Lego Movie' Directors' Secret Movie In 'Annie'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:42

One of the most memorable parts of Annie is when Daddy Warbucks takes her to the movies. In the 1982 version of Annie, which is set in the early '30s, Annie sees the classic Camille starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor. In the 2014 update, in theaters this weekend, Annie gets to see a movie called MoonQuake Lake. What in the world is MoonQuake Lake? Well, it's a fake movie (unlike the very real Camille) and it stars real-life couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila...

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News Briefs: First Look at Cobie Smulders' New Movie; 'Whiplash' Star Joins 'Kong: Skull Island'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:48

Kong: Skull Island: Veteran character actor J.K. Simmons, who is being touted for an Academy Award nomination for his mesmerizing performance as an intimidating music teacher in the indie drama Whiplash, is joining the cast of Kong: Skull Island. Which role he'll play isn't known yet; Tom Hiddleston is set to star as the leader of a team of explorers in search of great discoveries on a dangerous, primordial island. The movie is due out on March 10, 2017. [Deadline]  ...

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Quiz: Test Your Movie-Musical Knowledge

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:10

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2014's Best Under-the-Radar Movies You Need to See

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:59

2014 has been an amazing year for film. As it draws to a close, the time has come to make sure you’ve seen the best the year has to offer. This list will help you add some important gems to your must-see list.   John Wick We’re lucky if an action movie this good comes out every decade. If you like the idea of watching Keanu Reeves just plow through bad guys for two hours, then Wick delivers beyond your wildest dreams.   Nightcrawler Jake...

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Here's How Close We Are to Getting That 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:13

It’s been almost three decades since Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teamed up to delight audiences with their family-friendly horror-comedy Beetlejuice, and more than a year since we last heard anything about a sequel, but Burton says the project is still alive and kicking. The director is currently out doing promotional appearances for his new feature Big Eyes, but Coming Soon coerced him into shedding some light on where a Beetlejuice sequel currently stands. It’s another bit...

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'The Hobbit' – Original Artwork by Paul Wilson

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:16

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Artist Paul Wilson has created this beautiful tribute exclusively for Fandango, depicting some of the characters who inhabit the world of Middle-Earth.

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News Briefs: More 'Doctor Strange' Casting Rumors; New 'Blackhat' Trailer

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 22:00

Doctor Strange: Rumor has it that Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe have been approached for a key role in Marvel's Doctor Strange, due for release on November 4, 2016. Whoever is cast will play the Ancient One, a sorcerer who mentored Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and trained Mordo, who turned to evil and may be the movie's villain. [Latino Review]   The Jungle Book: The first concept art for Disney's The Jungle Book has been released, suggesting...

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Watch: Full 'Insurgent' Trailer Dials Up All of the Action

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:54

The stakes have most definitely been raised in this first full trailer for the Divergent sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, in theaters March 20. In this highly anticipated follow-up, we pick up with Pris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) after they've become fugitives on the run from a ruthless, power-hungry enemy. Watch the trailer below. Looks pretty good, eh? Just like The Hunger Games, the Divergent Series is quickly proving itself to be the next...

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Watch: See Why This Might Be One of the Most Comfortable Movie Theaters in the World

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:31

Earlier this week, we shared a story about Regal Cinema’s plans to build a new theater in Manhattan that will feature electric recliners for seats. Ikea took the idea one step further – filling an auditorium with comfy beds for film fans instead. Ikea chose a theater in Khimki, Russia to get this makeover. The company had the seats in the auditorium removed and replaced them all with rows of beds facing the screen. They look to be queen-sized in the video, which means anyone who...

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Watch: See Why This Might Be One of the Most Comfortable Movie Theater in the World

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:31

Earlier this week, we shared a story about Regal Cinema’s plans to build a new theater in Manhattan that will feature electric recliners for seats. Ikea took the idea one step further – filling an auditorium with comfy beds for film fans instead. Ikea chose a theater in Khimki, Russia to get this makeover. The company had the seats in the auditorium removed and replaced them all with rows of beds facing the screen. They look to be queen-sized in the video, which means anyone who...

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