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'Star Wars' Celebration: Alden Ehrenreich Confirmed To Be the New Han Solo and More

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 05:43

  The most anticipated panel at Star Wars Celebration this year brought out the future directors of both Star Wars Episode VIII (Rian Johnson) and the Han Solo standalone movie (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)... and while they didn't bring a ton of announcements, they did bring the new Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, as well as some familiar faces like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Finn (John Boyega). Here are the 5 biggest things that happened: 1....

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'Star Wars Celebration' Highlights: 'Star Wars Rebels,' Incredible Virtual Reality and More

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:07

Day two of Star Wars Celebration brought Star Wars fans a whole lotta big announcements, as well even bigger crowds. Seriously, one needs to use a real-life version of the Force is order to successfully navigate their way through the crowds, and sadly we do not wield that kind of power. But the day got off to a great start when our fearless Star Wars reporter, Erik Davis (@erikdavis), was rescued from yesterday's unfortunate imprisonment (get caught up right here) thanks to this gang of...

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'Rogue One' Director Gareth Edwards Talks Darth Vader, Reveals How This Is Unlike Any Other 'Star Wars' Movie

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:11

Following a long, nerdy first day at Star Wars Celebration in London, we had the chance to chat with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards about one of this year's most anticipated movies. Check out our rundown on the Rogue One panel here, complete with new poster and behind-the-scenes reel. In that reel we're transported to the new planet Jedha, which definitely seems to be a spiritual place of sorts and home to people who believe in the Force. When we chatted with...

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'Star Wars Celebration' Highlights: 'Rogue One,' Mark Hamill and Some Awesome Cosplay Photos

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:22

If you’re a Star Wars fan, there is no better place to be in the world right now than Star Wars Celebration, the annual three-day Star Wars convention currently delighting fans in London, England. If you’re not there, fear now — Fandango is on the scene for all three days, bringing you live coverage on Twitter (follow @Movieclips and me, @ErikDavis), as well as daily recaps of all the big news, awesome costumes, crazy props and more. Here are the coolest things that...

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Check Out This Very Cool 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Video, Poster and Concept Art

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:14

Star Wars Celebration is going down in London today, which will mean lots of little tidbits. Up first is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They showed a big behind-the-scenes clip package, which you're going to want to press play on ASAP. Not included in that footage but shown earlier, this is the very first concept art ever created for Rogue One. The team has since changed, but you can see the misfit nature of the rebel group even at this hypothetical stage. Next up is the...

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The 'Rules Don't Apply' Trailer Welcomes Warren Beatty Back to the Movies

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:54

It's been 18 years since we saw a feature film directed by Warren Beatty. It's been 15 years since we saw a feature film in which he appears, let alone stars. Now, following his comeback tease five years ago with the TCM short Dick Tracy special, the Oscar-winning helmer of Reds and four-time Oscar-nominated actor is heading back to the big screen. Today, we finally get our first look at the movie--a period Hollywood comedy titled Rules Don't Apply--with a...

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Villain Photos: See Elizabeth Banks in 'Power Rangers' and Jude Law in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:51

We're still in the middle of the summer movie season, but it's never too soon to speculate about next year's big releases. In that spirit, we have advance looks at two movies that tackle familiar subjects from fresh perspectives. As a further point of interest, the movies are both scheduled to open on the same date in 2017. First adapted for the U.S. market in 1993, Power Rangers draws from its Japanese inspiration to tell a story of young people who transform into superheroes....

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News Briefs: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled' Remake

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:14

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell (Winter's Tale, above) is in talks to star in a remake of The Beguiled. If things work out, he will join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in the drama; Sofia Coppola is set to direct. The 1971 original starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier during the Civil War who finds refuge in a Confederate girls boarding school. [Variety]   Gypsy: A new version of Gypsy, set to star Barbra Streisand as the ultimate stage mother, is...

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Exclusive Trailer: Sharks and More 'Nados in 'Sharknado: The 4th Awakens'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:00

What could you possibly be looking forward to more than more Star Wars movies, Jurassic Park sequels or Star Trek franchises? Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, of course! An all-star cast including Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, David Hasselhoff, Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Busey, Stacey Dash and more appear in the sequel to the sequel to the sequel, as after five quiet and shark-free years, suddenly sharknados (and other kinds of 'nados) are popping up and wreaking havoc in places like Seattle and...

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First Look at the Scary New Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:31

With more than a year to go before the release of the Stephen King adaptation It, we weren't expecting a glimpse of the new Pennywise so early. But Entertainment Weekly got a nice close-up shot of actor Bill Skarsgård in his clown makeup, and he looks terrifying. It's a very different take on the character than we saw in the 1990 TV miniseries based on the classic horror novel. Tim Curry played Pennywise then, with a costume modeled after the iconic...

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'Ghostbusters' Buzz: Box Office, Slimer's Origin and the One Cameo That Almost Didn't Happen

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:25

Ghostbusters hits theaters this weekend, and as more and more begin to screen the film, it's become apparent that -- whaddya know -- it ain't that bad!   Tell me about the box office:  Early positive reviews over at Rotten Tomatoes (currently 75% Fresh) may have a nice impact on the film's opening weekend, with estimates around $50 million. At Fandango it's the top preseller for a live-action comedy in 2016, so it'll give current box office champ...

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See New Photos from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII,' 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' and More

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:22

Daisy Ridley, who broke out huge in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been kind enough to share various Star Wars-related photos and videos via social media. Last week she shared a photo from the set and most recently she shared an image that she captioned: "And that is a wrap on Star Wars: Episode VIII. My heart is brimming." See the full image below. The movie began principal photography on February 15 and should be concluding soon. It's scheduled for release on...

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News Briefs: Ballet Icon Misty Copeland Joins Disney's 'Nutcracker'

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 21:22

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, has joined The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Copeland, the subject of the documentary A Ballerina's Tale (above), has nabbed the lead ballerina role in Disney's upcoming dramatization, which is based on the original 1816 story and will feature one dance sequence. Lasse Hallstrom is set to direct. [Variety]   The Founder: The theatrical release for The Founder, a...

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Exclusive Clip: Watch Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger in 'The Infiltrator'

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:00

In the new suspense thriller The Infiltrator, Bryan Cranston is on the good side of the war on drugs this time playing real-life U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who went deep undercover in the mid '80s to infiltrate the Medellin cartel. As "Bob Musella," a money launderer with big-time mob connections and the ability to handle millions of dollars in drug money, he gained the trust of some of the world's most dangerous drug lords with the help of Kathy...

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'Pokemon Go' May Become a Live-Action Movie

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:58

Released just one week ago, Pokemon Go quickly captured the attention of the nation. The mobile application has already been downloaded millions of times and has enjoyed widespread notice on social media and in the press. In a nutshell, the idea is to go outside and capture as many creatures as possible. Watch the video below to get a better sense of what's involved. (Drew McWeeny at Hitfix has also written a great article that explains the application's appeal for parents and their...

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'Pokemon Go' Ignites Talk of Live-Action Movie

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:58

Released just one week ago, Pokemon Go quickly captured the attention of the nation. The mobile application has already been downloaded millions of times and has enjoyed widespread notice on social media and in the press. In a nutshell, the idea is to go outside and capture as many creatures as possible. Watch the video below to get a better sense of what's involved. (Drew McWeeny at Hitfix has also written a great article that explains the application's appeal for parents and their...

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Watch: We're Already Falling Hard for This First Soulful 'La La Land' Trailer

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:51

We're already falling hard for La La Land, in part because it's directed by Damien Chazelle -- whose debut film, Whiplash, was our favorite movie in 2014 -- but also because this first trailer reveals a dazzlingly beautiful look at a love affair between two kids (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, reuniting for a third time on-screen) just trying to make it out there in Los Angeles, aka La La Land.  The film, due out December 2, is being billed as a musical, and its first...

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News Briefs: Zendaya Joins Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman'

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 20:57

The Greatest Showman on Earth: Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is in negotiations for a key role in the musical The Greatest Showman on Earth. Hugh Jackman will star as famed circus founder P.T. Barnum. If things work out, Zendaya will portray the girlfriend of a character to be played by Zac Efron. Michelle Williams is also in talks for the movie. [Deadline]   Halloween: Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter, who is currently touring the world as a musician, says: "Right...

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5 Big Reveals We Hope to See at 'Star Wars' Celebration

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:12

Star Wars Celebration is an annual event celebrating all things Star Wars. For three days Star Wars fans from around the world descend upon a chosen location (this year it's London's ExCeL Exhibition Centre) for all kinds of nerdy fan-driven experiences. Of course there's a ton of cosplay and a convention floor packed with exclusive Star Wars goodies (props, costumes, video games, toys, etc.), but what we're most excited about are the movie and TV panels. We know, it...

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Javier Bardem to Once Again Play a Monster in New Universal Horror Movies

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:10

Universal's next big franchise play is to reboot its series of classic movie monsters. The Universal folks are not pulling any punches, either. They're going all out for this hopeful cinematic universe by hiring some of the best big name actors around. It's all going to start with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (though the actual mummy will be Sofia Boutella), and then after that they've got plans to introduce Johnny Depp's Invisible Man, Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll,...

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