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Watch Captain America Raise a Genius in the 'Gifted' Trailer

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 06:10

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Little Man Tate, which means it's probably overdue for a remake. But while Jodie Foster's directorial debut isn't officially being redone, there is a movie coming soon that seems similar but with gender-flipped main characters. Titled Gifted, this new and original work stars Chris Evans as the guardian of his niece (McKenna Grace), who turns out to be a genius. And just as in Little Man Tate, while he wants her...

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New 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' Trailer Has Vin Diesel Riding a Motorcycle Jet Ski

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 05:47

Vin Diesel has put his heart and soul into the Fast and Furious franchise, which has helped make it a beloved action series. But if you're a big-time action star like Diesel, you can't repeat yourself and expect the same kind of success. That's what makes xXx: Return of Xander Cage so exciting. From the looks of the first teaser, which dropped in July, Diesel and his associates appeared determined to make a movie that upped the ante, not only for the xXx series, but also for all...

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News Briefs: Johnny Depp Joins 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 20:42

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Johnny Depp will join the next installment in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series. His role has not yet been revealed, though many believe he is playing the character Grindelwald and he apparently has a cameo in the first movie, due in theaters on November 18. Eddie Redmayne will reprise his starring role in the sequel, again under the direction of David Yates. [Deadline]   Logan: Director James Mangold shared a stylish...

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The Bird Stays in the Picture and Finding Inspiration in 'Moana'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:51

No roosters were harmed in the making of this film A teenage girl may be the heroine of Disney’s Moana, but every character had a purpose and needed to earn their right to be in the movie. Even the livestock. And one animal almost didn’t make it. For 48 hours, the existence of Heihei the rooster hung in the balance. And it was up to the movie’s story team to save him. “Heihei was on the chopping block,” said story artist Sunmee Joh. The fowl started out as...

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Star Wars' Day of the Dead Artwork

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:02

Star Wars has gained an almost religious following, so we asked four artists to reimagine their favorite characters in the vein of the Day of the Dead. The artwork includes the likes of General Grievous, X-wing fighter, R2-D2 and Boba Fett. Art by: Chito Arellano "The Calaveras (skull) is one of the most iconic symbols for 'Dia de los Muertos'. I wanted to do more than just the classic sugar skull design, so I decide that I would do a...

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Tasty Troll Cookies Are a Great Slumber Party Snack

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:00

Our favorite wild and whispy haired dolls are back and ready for adventure in Trolls. The movie sends trolls Branch and Poppy off on a quest to save their village from the evil Bergens! Make your own edible Trolls with colorful cookie dough adorned with frosting and topped with cotton candy hair. These brightly-coiffed treats are fun to share before or after the movie.   Trolls Cotton Candy Cookies Cookie ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon...

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James Cameron Wants to Go All-in on New Tech for 'Avatar' Sequels

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:38

There are few filmmakers quite like James Cameron. Forget how much his movies have made, we're talking about the technical side of his craft. This is a guy who doesn't just use movie magic, he invents it. That's why Cameron was just awarded an honorary membership into the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a group that represents those who make the science behind a filmmaker's tools possible. Cameron accepted the honor recently, and in doing so reaffirmed to...

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Disney Will Now Make a Live-Action 'Snow White'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 05:35

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the latest addition to Disney's parade of animated movies heading to the big screen as live-action spectacles. Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) is in negotiations to write the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Released in 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature produced by Walt Disney and was a huge success, both critically and financially. Inspired by the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the film...

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News Briefs: 'Deadpool' Director Now Developing 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 19:40

Sonic the Hedgehog: Deadpool director Tim Miller, who recently dropped out of the Deadpool sequel, has now taken over development duties on Sonic the Hedgehog, a CGI/live-action movie based on the video game. The project has been in the works at Sony since 2014; current plans are for Miller to serve as executive producer and his longtime collaborator Jeff Fowler to direct. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller are currently writing a script. [THR]   Escape Plan 2: A sequel to...

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Andrew Garfield on 'Hacksaw Ridge,' 'Silence' and the Absurdity of War

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:04

Andrew Garfield is having a moment. Not just in his life, but in our lives, too. In November and then again in December, we get to see him star in two movies, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and Martin Scorsese's Silence, in which he plays characters from different times who are both men driven by their faith.  In Hacksaw Ridge, he plays Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who became the first conscientious objector to win the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor for saving...

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Here’s How 'Doctor Strange' Fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:00

On November 3, Marvel Studios will introduce its newest hero to the big screen in Doctor Strange, and with him comes a whole new side of the studio's ever-evolving cinematic universe – one full of mysticism, magic and, of course, mayhem. But just how does this new hero played by Benedict Cumberbatch fit into the ongoing big-screen Marvel universe? And will we ever seen him join the Avengers down the line? Let’s dig in.   Who is Doctor Strange? Firstly,...

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Must-See Video: Meet the Cast of 'Doctor Strange'

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:00

While by now we're all well versed in the characters and lore of Captain America and Iron Man, there's one superhero you must get to know: Marvel's Doctor Strange, whose superpowered roots lie in the metaphysical. In the new movie Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch plays a surgeon who loses the ability to use his hands, which sends him into a tailspin searching for anything to help heal him -- even the occult. Along the way, he's introduced to a magical, mystical world, where...

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Tom Cruise's Biblical Epic 'Methuselah' Gets a 'Pirates' Director

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 05:53

Tom Cruise sure looks good for his age, but soon he'll be looking even better when he plays a man of almost 1,000 years. The actor remains attached to the biblical epic Methuselah, in which he will portray the long-living figure of the Old Testament, who is also notable for being the grandfather of Noah. This is a project that has been in the works for a while under Harry Potter producer David Heyman, and now the movie finally has a director. According to Deadline,...

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First 'Life' Trailer: Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds Discover Aliens in Space

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 05:46

Cast your mind back to 1962, when the race for space was still in its early stages. In September of that year, President John F. Kennedy gave a stirring address on the efforts by the U.S., saying: "There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind." Since then, we've witnessed many missions in space, both in real life and on the big screen. The latest, titled Life,...

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Is 'Trolls' OK for Your Littler Kids?

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 22:52

Trolls, the new animated film from DreamWorks, is a bag of sugar candy you can’t put down. It dares you to be a grouch. Based on the (now vintage) Troll dolls from the last century, the film creates a world where the Trolls refuse to surrender their happiness, despite their existence being threatened by a neighboring village. I did not expect much from the film beyond a nice movie outing with my family, but I was very surprised to find myself grinning and dancing in my seat. The film...

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Is 'Trolls' OK for Your Kids?

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 22:52

Trolls, the new animated film from DreamWorks, is a bag of sugar candy you can’t put down. It dares you to be a grouch. Based on the (now vintage) Troll dolls from the last century, the film creates a world where trolls refuse to surrender their happiness, despite their existence being threatened by a neighboring village. I did not expect much from the film beyond a nice movie outing with my family, but I was very surprised to find myself grinning and dancing in my seat. The film is...

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News Briefs: First Look at John Turturro As Jesus in 'Big Lebowski' Spin-off 'Going Places'

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 18:54

Going Places: John Turturro is featured in the first photo from Going Places, a remake that has also been confirmed as an authorized spin-off from The Big Lebowski. Turturro has written and is currently directing the remake of a 1974 French comedy about two thugs on a road adventure; one of those thugs has been reimagined as Jesus Quintana, the supporting character played by Turturro in the Coen brothers' classic. Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon and Sonia Braga also star....

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New Yorkers Rejoice! The Alamo Drafthouse Is Now Open in Brooklyn

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:14

The Alamo Drafthouse is not your average movie theater. It takes all of about two minutes to see why movie geeks from around the country are so infatuated with the Alamo Drafthouse chain of cinemas, as the entrance to their newest theater in Brooklyn -- the first to arrive in New York City -- is dressed with a carpet honoring the iconic pattern from The Shining, as well as a cool NYC photo opp that nods to the seminal classic King Kong.  All of it leads towards a beautifully...

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'Guardians' and 'Star Wars' Writers to Work on Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Sherlock Holmes 3'

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 06:46

Fresh off his success in Iron Man, which helped to revitalize his career, Robert Downey Jr. teamed with Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie to make Sherlock Holmes. The movie kept the period setting and basic outlines of the detective and Dr. Watson, created by Arthur Conan Doyle, but added modern action twists and cheeky humor. Earning more than $524 million at the box office worldwide, the movie was followed by a sequel two years later. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows proved even more...

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