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News Briefs: New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Character Confirmed

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 22:17

Thor: Ragnarok: Director Taikka Waititi (above) shared a Facebook Live video on the final day of production for Thor: Ragnarok and casually mentioned a character named Miek. That character was first seen in the Marvel comic book series Planet Hulk, adding fuel to past speculation that the series is serving as inspiration, at least in part, for Thor: Ragnarok. We already know that Mark Ruffalo will be returning as the Hulk in the movie, due for release on November 3, 2017. [THR]  ...

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'The Incredibles 2' Is Coming Out Sooner Than Expected

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:58

The Incredibles turns 12 years old next week, which means we're just a week away from celebrating the 12-year anniversary of people begging for a sequel. Writer-director Brad Bird spent a decade breaking fans' hearts by offering no news on a follow-up film, only to finally have The Incredibles 2 confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger in March of 2014. Another year went by with no hard details until Pixar finally announced a release date of June 21, 2019. Hurray, right?...

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Gerard Butler Will Return for Another Round of Saving Lives in 'Angel Has Fallen'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:55

London Has Fallen is the rare 2016 sequel that did better than its predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen, at the box office -- $195 million to $161 million in worldwide totals. When that kind of thing happens, it's probably a safe bet the studio will figure out something else for heroic Secret Service agent Mike Banning to save -- something like... himself.  Deadline reports Gerard Butler will return to once again portray Banning in a third installment of the action series called Angel...

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J.J. Abrams' 'God Particle' Revealed As Part of 'Cloverfield' Universe

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:51

Back in January, we were caught by surprise when J.J. Abrams' Valencia was revealed to be 10 Cloverfield Lane. The producer described it as a "blood relative" of his alien-invasion movie Cloverfield. Without spoiling what happens in the thriller, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, it's safe to say that its mysterious connection to the original added a delightful and very intriguing layer. Even before 10 Cloverfield Lane was released in March, Abrams told Fandango: "A...

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News Briefs: Disney Seeks Kevin Hart As Santa Claus

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 19:06

Dashing Through the Snow: Kevin Hart is in negotiations to appear as Santa Claus in Dashing Through the Snow, a Disney family comedy. Santa must convince a workaholic New York City detective to believe in Christmas magic so he can repair his broken relationship with his son. Rob Burnett (The Fundamentals of Caring) is writing the script. [THR]   Logan: Hugh Jackman can be seen staring into a mirror in a new image from Logan. He plays the X-Men mutant character Wolverine as an...

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Indie Movie Guide: 'Gimme Danger,' 'The Eagle Huntress'

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:00

This week, your host Alicia Malone gives you the lowdown on Gimme Danger, a documentary from Jim Jarmusch about his longtime friend Iggy Pop and the rocker's iconic '70s band the Stooges. The film has played to rave reviews at festivals around the world and will be released in limited theaters Friday. Also on deck is the documentary The Eagle Huntress, narrated by Star Wars star Daisy Ridley about a 13-year-old Mongolian girl trying to be the first eagle hunter in her...

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Shawn Levy to Direct 'Uncharted' Video Game Adaptation

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:37

Big-screen adaptations of video games have proven popular with audiences worldwide. This year, for example, The Angry Birds Movie made more than $349 million at the global box office, while Warcraft earned more than $433 million worldwide. Clearly, such titles resonate with moviegoers in search of fantasy-adventures on a large scale. While The Angry Birds Movie ventured into the family-friendly realm of animation, Warcraft pursued a somewhat older audience with a mixture of live action and...

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Prequel Buzz: Get the Latest Details on 'Rogue One' and 'Alien: Covenant'

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:32

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story With less than two months until release, details on the next Star Wars movie, a prequel spin-off about the origins of the Death Star and its downfall, are becoming clearer every day. The latest involve the relationship between the villainous Imperial Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), who is the father of the movie's rebellious heroine, Jyn (Felicity Jones).  USA Today published an excerpt of...

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The Makers of 'Bad Moms' Tease 9 or 10 Sequels

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:24

With its raunchy, relatable suburban-mom humor, Bad Moms crushed it at the box office over the summer to the tune of $179 million worldwide (on only a $20 million budget). Like a Mean Girls for moms, the R-rated comedy quickly became the go-to summer movie for a ladies' night out, and not only is there talk of a Bad Dads spin-off, but Bad Moms writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore want fans to know that a sequel to Bad Moms is most assuredly on its way, too. Not only that, but they...

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Exclusive Poster: See Taron Egerton in 'Sing'

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 05:00

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News Briefs: 'Shaun the Sheep 2' on Its Way

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:30

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: A sequel to the delightful animated adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is on its way. Preproduction on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will begin in January 2017; Richard Starzak will once again direct. No details on the story have been revealed yet; the original comedy saw the farm animals take a trip to the big city. [Aardman]   The Beautiful and the Damned: We just heard that Jennifer Lawrence may portray Zelda Fitzgerald and now comes word that Scarlett...

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News Briefs: Fans Want Quentin Tarantino to Direct 'Deadpool 2'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 20:29

Deadpool 2: Quentin Tarantino could "do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars," according to a petition created by a fan; all the filmmaker has to do is direct Deadpool 2. The sequel is in need of a director, now that Deadpool helmer Tim Miller has departed the project; more than 3,000 people agree with the petition that Tarantino would be a great choice. [Change.org via Cinema Blend]   Peter Rabbit: Margot Robbie (The Legend of Tarzan, above) is in...

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Here's How You Can Own a Piece of 'Twilight'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:08

  Twilight fans, mark your calendars.  On November 19 and 20, Summit Entertainment and memorabilia company Prop Store are teaming up for a huge exclusive auction of Twilight costumes, props and set decorations from all five movies. More than 900 lots will be available to bid on (many without reserve), including Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's Nightmare Wedding costumes, key pieces of costume jewelry, Jacob Black's motorcycle and motorcycle jacket, and Aro's Volturi...

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Get the Look: Be Mad As a Hatter This Halloween

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:00

  Bring Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter to life this Halloween, and have yourself a mad tea party!   Before and After: My son and I had such a fun time re-creating this look. We used Johhny Depp’s version as the inspiration and found that it was actually not that complicated to do. If you’d like to try this out, here’s what to do:   Exfoliate and moisturize your skin. You want your white makeup to go on smoothly....

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No Costume, Mom? Try Wonder Woman

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:00

By now we hope you’ve seen the new Wonder Woman trailer because it looks like it’s going to be amazing. If not, here it is. We really hope this puts the character on the map as a superhero just as important as Batman and Superman in cinema. As the world speculates on the outcome of the film, we can all have fun playing dress up. Wonder Woman has taken on a different look with a more armored costume than the 1970s version with Lynda Carter. Are you all about putting together...

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Have an Oh-So-Retro Halloween

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:00

Who says kids’ costumes have to be all princesses and superheroes? Instead, some parents go rogue and just a little bit hipster, with retro fabulous getups like these. Get the scoop on how to create these ensembles that may just make you nostalgic for your own childhood.  Top row (left to right) Reimagine the horror of Hitchcock’s The Birds starring Tippi Hendren, with Simple Simon & Co. The Dude and Walter from The Big Lebowski, can always be found at...

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Friday Family Movie Night: 'Finding Dory'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:00

The movie: Finding Dory, PG. Ellen DeGeneres voices the ever-forgetful fish Dory in Finding Dory, the sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo.   What to expect: Check out our Mom’s Movie Minute.   Then, pair your viewing party with these super-fun recipes and projects that you can make before or after the movie. Finding Dory Party   Finding Dory Popcorn Bag from Say Yes   Finding Dory Painted...

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Andrew Garfield on Martin Scorsese's 'Silence': "It's Meditative and Brutal Simultaneously"

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 07:08

One can only imagine the kind of emotional and spiritual journey Andrew Garfield has been on over the past couple of years, filming Martin Scorsese's Silence and Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge back-to-back, 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 lives on the battlefield...

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Why Andrew Garfield Is Happy 'Spider-Man 3' Never Happened

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 06:02

Andrew Garfield is right on the cusp of potentially having the greatest month of his career. Not only is his exceptional work in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge (in theaters November 4) already garnering Oscar talk, but he's poised to follow that up with a starring role in Martin Scorsese's Silence (in limited release December 23), a passion project the iconic director has been working on for years.  "To be honest, I would not have been able to work with Mel Gibson...

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Our Favorite Side-Splitting Horror Movies

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:29

This past weekend, we saw two very different approaches to horror open in theaters nationwide. Ouija: Origin of Evil delivers an intense, jolting thrill ride and is well worth seeing at the local multiplex. Meanwhile, Boo! A Madea Halloween pays loving homage to horror conventions even as it pokes fun at them. If you're in the mood for movies that favor the lighter side of horror, we've selected a slew of our favorites. Did we miss your fave funny fright flick? Let us...

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