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News Briefs: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Godot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur;' Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Teaser

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:20

Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot (above in Fast Five), who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman also star with Timur Bekmambetov directing, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood...

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the 2015 Academy Awards

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:14

Hosting a big, fancy awards show is a tough gig, but Neil Patrick Harris makes it look pretty easy. The actor and performer has already enjoyed memorable stints hosting both the Emmy Awards (two times) and the Tony Awards (four times), but now he'll be stepping up to take lead on Hollywood's biggest night as the official host of the 2015 Academy Awards. Harris takes the Oscars baton from Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted last year and did a great job entertaining the audience as well as...

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Major Superhero-Movie News: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'The Flash' and More

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:24

Warner Bros. has unloaded a ton of new information about its upcoming movie slate, and if you've been wondering about all those upcoming DC comics movies... well, you might want to sit down for this. Here's a quick look at what the studio's DC comics slate looks like chronologically:  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 2016 Suicide Squad (directed by David Ayer) - 2016 Wonder Woman - 2017 Justice League - 2017 The Flash (starring Ezra Miller)...

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Major Superhero Movie News: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'The Flash' and More

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:24

Warner Bros. has unloaded a ton of new information about its upcoming movie slate, and if you've been wondering about all those upcoming DC comics movies...well, you might want to sit down for this. Here's a quick look at what their DC comics slate looks like chronologically:  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 2016 Suicide Squad (directed by David Ayer) - 2016 Wonder Woman - 2017 Justice League - 2017 The Flash (starring Ezra Miller) - 2018...

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The Oscars Website Is Turning into an Awesome Vault of Hollywood Nostalgia

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:25

The minds at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have redesigned its website, and there’s some pretty great stuff to be found. Since the Academy went online in 2008, they’ve been boasting about their “10 million photographs, 165,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays, 50,000 posters, 20,000 production and costume design drawings, and 1,400 special collections." But the old design felt limited and that content was not readily available. L.A.-based...

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News Briefs: Javier Bardem Wanted for 'Pirates 5' Villain; First 'Jurassic World' Poster

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:18

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Javier Bardem is in early talks to star as a villainous character opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bardem would play a ghost pirate seeking revenge. The fifth installment of the series is scheduled to shoot in February, aiming for release in 2017. Bardem previously played villains to superb effect in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men and the James Bond adventure Skyfall (above). [The Wrap]...

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Exclusive: 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ Poster Premiere

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:24

The magic in the museum is running out and will be gone forever at sunrise. That can only mean one thing: history’s greatest heroes must assemble once again before it’s too late. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb promises to be a spectacular, globe-trotting adventure featuring familiar faces, including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais and Robin Williams in one of his final films. The all-star cast also introduces new members Ben Kingsley and Rebel Wilson. Check...

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Watch: An Adorable 8-year-old Re-creates the 'Dirty Dancing' Finale

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:36

There are some things you can just watch over and over again, like every sexy dance sequence in Dirty Dancing...or this adorable 8-year-old's re-creation of the film's memorable finale. When the boy's mother realized her son had taken a bit of a liking to the moves on display in the 1987 movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, she whipped out her cell phone and captured something you definitely need to see to believe.   Once you get over the fact that this...

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News Briefs: Robert Downey Jr. Joining 'Captain America 3;' Keanu Reeves Contemplates 'Doctor Strange'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:40

Captain America 3: Speculation about the upcoming sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, provisionally titled Captain America 3 and due in theaters on May 6, 2016, has been widespread, but it appears that Marvel has decided on a storyline: the aptly named Civil War. It depicts a division among superheroes on different sides of the issue of government registration, with opposing groups led by Iron Man and Captain America. Robert Downey Jr. is "on the verge" of agreeing...

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‘Lava’ Exclusive Image; Plus: 5 Fun Facts About Pixar’s First-Ever Musical

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:19

When Pixar's Inside Out arrives in theaters on June 19, 2015, it will be preceded by another of the company's memorable short films. This time it's Lava, directed by longtime Pixar animator James Murphy, and it follows the story of a lonely volcano searching for love. Lava also has the benefit of being something Pixar has never attempted before: its first musical.  "I think music has this way of cutting into your heart so beautifully and genuinely," Murphy...

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Watch: A Fantastical New Trailer for Disney's 'Big Hero 6'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:57

So far, the clips released for Disney and Marvel’s animated feature Big Hero 6 have focused mainly on the robot Baymax and his creator, Hiro. That changes today with this longer (and more action-packed) trailer for the upcoming superhero comedy unveiled at last weekend's New York Comic Con. The new clip (which Disney is calling a “sizzle reel”) lets us see the rest of the team in more detail, and even gives us glimpses of the feature’s creepily masked...

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This 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star May Be James Bond's New Nemesis

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:36

Bond 24 is set to start filming this December, and while we all know that Daniel Craig is returning as 007 -- and that he'll be joined by new Bond girl Léa Seydoux -- we still don't know who he'll be squaring off against this time around. Or do we? Latino Review has revealed that professional wrestler Dave Bautista – better known as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s box office juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy – has apparently landed the role of evil...

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Celebrate the Terminator's 30th Anniversary with This Exclusive Artwork

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:39

It's been 30 years since the Terminator traveled back in time from 2029 to 1984 in order to assassinate Sarah Connor and prevent humanity from waging war against the machines. To celebrate this cinematic anniversary, artist Tracy Tubera has created this original image with a bit of a modern twist to the iconic line uttered by Arnold, "I'll be back."

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News Briefs: 'Lego Batman' Spin-Off Movie to Come Before Sequels; 'Guardians' Get TV Show

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:10

Lego Batman: Almost as soon as The Lego Movie became a smash hit earlier this year, we heard about a spin-off coming in 2016 (Ninjago), plus two sequels set for 2017 and 2018. Now comes word that another Lego spin-off movie, this one featuring Batman (and the voice of Will Arnett), is being fast-tracked for release in 2017 before the sequels. Chris McKay, slated to direct the first sequel, will instead helm the Batman spin-off based on a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows). [Heat Vision]...

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‘The Book of Life’ Original Artwork

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:13

In The Book of Life, director Jorge Gutierrez has created a wonderful fantasy world filled with wondrous colors and populated with vibrant characters. This epic adventure tells the legend of Manolo, who embarks on a quest through three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears armed only with two swords and a guitar. Artist Justin Harder, who designed the end credit sequence for ‘The Book of Life’ as well as for ‘Thor: The Dark World’, brings his own...

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Watch: The 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Is Out of This World... Literally!

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:18

Yesterday brought the first pics and details about Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, which is about a science-obsessed girl (Britt Robertson) disheartened by the dismantling of the space shuttle program and dreaming of places beyond our world, when she discovers a parallel universe where technology has created a utopia for all mankind. She then enlists a former science whiz (George Clooney) to find a way to get to this magical place. The first teaser just hit, and while it doesn't show a...

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Watch: The 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Is Out of this World...Literally!

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:18

Yesterday brought the first pics and details about Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, which is about a science-obsessed girl (Britt Robertson) disheartened by the dismantling of the space shuttle program and dreaming of places beyond our world, when she discovers a parallel universe where technology has created a utopia for all mankind. She then enlists a former science whiz (George Clooney) to find a way to get to this magical place. The first teaser just hit, and while it doesn't show a...

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News Briefs: Jeremy Renner Wants a 'Hawkeye' Movie; Will Smith and Margot Robbie in First 'Focus' Trailer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:53

Hawkeye: Asked if he would be interested in doing a stand-alone movie for his archery-loving Marvel character Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner said: "It all comes down to the content…I'm confident they can do whatever they want, if they want to do it. And I'd be game." The character will next appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the actor says he is "very excited about the outcome of it, and where it can go in the future." [Reddit]   The Hateful...

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First 'Tomorrowland' Details and Pics Promise the Science Equivalent of 'Harry Potter'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:21

Director Brad Bird has made The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which means virtually everyone is going to be interested in his next movie no matter what it's about or who is in it. But, so far that movie -- the sci-fi Disney project Tomorrowland -- has been shrouded in mystery. We know it's written by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Jeff Jensen (a former journalist), stars George Clooney and somehow includes Walt Disney's...

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The All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Moving Forward with 'The Heat's Writer and Director

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:06

After years of speculation, it looks like we're finally getting a new Ghostbusters movie.  It was revealed this week that Katie Dippold, who wrote the hit comedy The Heat, has been hired to write the screenplay for the movie. And now her involvement caused previously attached director Paul Feig (who directed The Heat) to confirm on Twitter that he is directing the movie, and that yes, as rumored, it will star women this time around. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, though...

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