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13 Awesome Movie Bands That Rocked the Big Screen Before ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

Meryl Streep is once again proving her acting range by playing an aging rock star in a drama from director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody, but Streep is far from the first movie star to pick up a guitar. Listen to 13 fake bands that rocked the big screen before Ricki and the Flash.   The Blues Brothers in The Blues Brothers (1980) This classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi was inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch, as well as the great rhythm and...

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Catch a Wave: Celebrate Summer with Surfing Movies

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

Kids can learn a lot from surfing movies. And not just surfer-dude slang. Surf culture on the big screen teaches things like patience: Rather than going for that first wave, wait for the perfect one. And then there's also humility. Failure is inevitable; just get back on your board and try again. And, perhaps most importantly, they can show how to respect Mother Nature. The ocean didn’t bring you here, but it can take you out. So beat the heat this summer with a fun movie...

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Father-Son Bonding Over 'Pixels' and Pac-Man

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

As we walked/ran down the endless hallway to Theater 15, my kinetic 5-year-old stopped dead in his tracks, staring up in awe at the wall covered in five enormous posters. “Daddy, Pac-Man! … and Donkey Kong!” he shouted in amazement. I explained the other posters to him, all of which depicted ’80s-era video games for the movie Pixels. My son’s eyes widened a bit more. He bellowed, “I want to see THAT!” then raced on ahead of me to our theater....

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Yum: This '"Thing" Makes a Fantastic Cookie

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

http://www.fandango.com/fantasticfour2015_179982/movieoverview Mr. Fantastic is stretchy, Sue Storm is invisible and Johnny Storm is fiery, but the most recognizable face of the Fantastic Four is the Thing. His rocklike stature is a force to be reckoned with but when he’s made into a cookie he looks almost too good to eat.  Peanut Butter cookies signature cross-hatch pattern lend itself to the same texture as poor Ben Grimm’s cursed look. Sweet and sweet natured, these...

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10 Reasons Why We Love Ed Helms

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

We know Ed Helms has made it, because he’s been entrusted to take over a beloved, 32-year-old comedy franchise this summer. He’s the new lead of the Vacation series, filling the shoes of original star Chevy Chase and carrying the torch as Griswold son Rusty. And this isn’t the only movie reboot you’ll find him headlining, as Helms is also set to replace the late Leslie Nielsen for a new incarnation of The Naked Gun. In honor of his rise to A-list status, we’re...

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Tom Cruise's Craziest Stunts: From Hanging Off a Plane to Sitting Atop the World's Largest Building

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

In Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise hangs from the side of an airplane as it takes off. Let that sink it for a minute -- the dude literally hangs from the side of a plane. And he did this eight times while filming what will most likely go down as one of the year's most memorable action scenes. When it comes to wildly insane stunts, no major star takes the kind of risks that Tom Cruise does. He truly is a man who leaves it all on the field, so to speak, and over the years...

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The Hottest Trailers of the Week: July 24 Edition

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:42

There’s something for everyone this week in our roundup, from YA fan favorites to family friendly fare – and Bond, James Bond. Watch them below and give us your comments. Click on the image below to watch the newest trailers   1. Spectre Trailer #1 (Nov. 6) Action, explosions, hot cars, hotter women. It IS a Bond movie, after all.   2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2 Trailer #1 (Nov. 20) It’s the final installment,...

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News Briefs: First Look at Charlie Hunnam in 'King Arthur'; 'Jurassic World 2' Set for 2018

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:29

King Arthur: Charlie Hunnam will star in King Arthur, and our first official look at the actor on set reveals that the king prefers casual wear. The movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and heading to theaters on July 22, 2016, will offer a new take on the legendary character, transforming him into "a streetwise hood" and sending him into battle against "giant snakes, massive war elephants, and a monstrous Viking-like creature known as the Nemesis." [EW.com]  ...

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Most Intense Movie Moments

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:00

Jake Gyllenhaal’s an intense actor who creates intense movies. His upcoming boxing film Southpaw definitely looks like he’s continuing in that vein. Here are some other Gyllenhaal roles and movie moments that got our hearts racing and stomachs in knots.   Trailer - Southpaw (2015) We haven’t even seen Southpaw yet, but just look at this trailer! There are intense moments all over the place. With all those muscles, Gyllenhaal’s scary even when asleep....

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Mining Their Craft: Video Game Movies Based on Fake Video Games

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:00

Pixels finds Adam Sandler defending the Earth from aliens who resemble classic video game characters. While it features recognizable characters, the movie isn't actually based on a specific video game. It's not the first! Hollywood has a long history of making movies about video games, even when moviemakers invent the source material.   TRON (1982) Quite possibly the most famous video game movie of all time, TRON imagines a story where a man is sucked into a computer...

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News Briefs: Amy Poehler Will Become NBA Coach in New Comedy; Watch Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Fall in Love in 'Freeheld' Trailer

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 21:30

Amy Poehler: Who will be the first female head coach in the NBA? Amy Poehler will star in and produce a comedy in which she'll play a once-promising basketball coach who lands the top spot on an NBA team. The team of Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen (TV's The Mindy Project) wrote the script; Barinholtz will also have a supporting role. [Variety]   Logan's Run: A new effort to remake 1976's Logan's Run now rests in the hands of Simon Kinberg. He will write...

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Watch: First Full 'SPECTRE' Trailer Digs Even Deeper into James Bond's Past

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:08

The first full trailer for SPECTRE has arrived online and it's packed with plenty of style, intrigue, explosions and make-out sessions. It is a James Bond movie, after all. Check it out below.   Taking a page out of Skyfall's handbook, SPECTRE looks to dig even deeper into James Bond's past by tying him directly to the shadowy organization he's looking to take down, led by Christoph Waltz, who comes off rather calm and smooth in this trailer even...

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News Briefs: See 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Behind the Scenes; Watch Chris Evans in First, Romantic 'Before We Go' Trailer

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 20:11

X-Men: Apocalypse: A new photo from X-Men: Apocalypse gives a behind-the-scenes, rubble-filled peek at Cairo, the city where Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) first discovered Storm (Alexandra Shipp) in the Uncanny X-Men comic book series, and a continuing refuge for Storm over the years. Look for the movie in theaters on May 27, 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Emoji: Sony Pictures Animation will develop an animated movie starring Emoji, the small digital images or figures often...

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News Briefs: 'SPECTRE' Bond Woman Profiled in New Pics; Watch Jason Bateman Eat Uncomfortably in New 'The Gift' Clip

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:26

SPECTRE: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in SPECTRE, heading to theaters on November 6, and as new photos reveal, he'll be surrounded by four strong women: Lea Seydoux (above), as a doctor who is also the daughter of an assassin; Monica Bellucci, as a Mafia widow; Naomie Harris, who returns as Eve Moneypenny; and Stephanie Sigman, whose character is still being kept under wraps. [USA Today]   Untitled Urban Explorers: Jon Watts, who will direct the next...

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10 Greatest Boxing Fights Not in a 'Rocky' Movie

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:00

Hollywood has a long tradition of depicting epic boxing fights on-screen, and if the trailer is any indication, Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw (July 24) starring Jake Gyllenhaal will not disappoint fight fans. Here we recall great boxing scenes in movies NOT Rocky, since that and its sequels could take up the entire list.   Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in When We Were Kings (1996) The greatest boxing fight in cinema history also happens to be one of the greatest boxing...

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EXCLUSIVE TRAILER AND POSTER DEBUT: 'American Ultra'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:00

Is your best friend a government-trained super soldier? How about your mom, or your algebra teacher? You'll never know until they're activated. Small town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) didn't know he was a sleeper agent until he was activated - and that was a big mistake.  American Ultra gets activated in theaters August 21. Don't miss the exclusive action-packed trailer debut of American Ultra. And check out the debut of the explosive new poster...

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'The Revenant' Trailer: Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Fight a Bear and Tom Hardy

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:42

Alejandro González Iñárritu's follow-up to Birdman popped up in the news earlier this year when it was learned that one of its stars, Tom Hardy, had to drop out of taking a major role in Suicide Squad because the shoot on The Revenant was taking much longer than originally expected. And the reason it was taking longer is because Iñárritu insisted on filming it in the actual remote wilderness using no artificial lighting, only whatever nature allowed...

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Game On: Stickers Inspired by 'Pixels'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:00

With the new Pixels movie coming out soon, we have been in full video game mode. Especially Pac-Man. So what else could I do but design some fun and colorful stickers! These are really easy to make and the kids will just love them. Younger kids may not be ready for this movie, which is rated PG-13 for language and suggestive comments, but these stickers are still a fun way to share in the excitement of our favorite old video games coming to the big screen.  To make your...

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Our 10 Favorite Moments from Ant-Man

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:00

‘Ant-Man,’ which opened in theaters on July 17, is Marvel’s 12th addition to its cinematic universe. The film introduces a new hero to the MCU, and plants seeds for things to come in next year’s ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ We’ve seen the new film starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, and are counting down our 10 favorite moments from ‘Ant-Man.’ BEWARE: MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!!   S.H.I.E.L.D. Circa the 1980s In the...

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‘Paper Towns’: Meet the Cast

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:00

Fans of 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars – and we include ourselves in this group – are excited about Paper Towns, the second big-screen adaptation of a John Green novel. Chances are you’ve been seeing some of the cast members’ names all over the place lately. Here’s a rundown on the movie’s main players.   Cara Delevingne as Margo First, let’s get this out of the way: it’s pronounced CAR-uh della-VEEN. As the mysterious...

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