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Make Maple Frosted Cupcakes Inspired By 'Elf'

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:14

When it comes to holiday movies, look no further for hilarious family fun than Elf.  Kids love Will Ferrell's portrayal of Buddy, a tenacious elf who has a joyous outlook on life and an over-the-top devotion to Santa. Inspired by the movie, these festive treats are striped just like the Candy Cane Forest that Buddy hiked through to get to Manhattan. Since elves try to stick to the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup, these sweet vanilla cupcakes are...

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Surprise! A New 'Frozen' Movie Will Hit Theaters This March

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:43

Oh, we ain't letting go of this one just yet... While rumors swirl that Disney is hard at work on a full-length sequel to last year's mega-hit Frozen, fans of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and their friends (we know there's a lot of you out there) will get a chance to reunite with the characters on the big screen when Disney unveils the short film Frozen Fever in front of Cinderella on March 13, 2015.  Though it's only a short -- much like Pixar's Toy Story and Cars shorts --...

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'Suicide Squad' Cast Official: Jared Leto As Joker, Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn, Will Smith As Deadshot

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:45

  Warner Bros. has just confirmed quite a few rumors and officially announced the cast for Suicide Squad, the first DC Comics movie to follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And that cast includes... image via Variety   Jared Leto as the Joker. Will Smith as Deadshot. Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney as Boomerang. Cara Delevinge as Enchantress. That's a noteworthy cast,...

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News Briefs: 'Homeland' Actress Nabs Female Lead in 'Ben-Hur' Kevin Costner in First Trailer for 'Black or White'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:55

Ben-Hur: Nazanin Boniadi, who plays a CIA agent on TV drama Homeland (above), has been offered the lead female role in the upcoming new version of Ben-Hur. She would star opposite Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who play best friends in a tale of betrayal, slavery, and chariots; Morgan Freeman leads the supporting cast. [Deadline]   Source Code: Anna Foerster will direct a sequel to 2011 suspense thriller Source Code. She'll...

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Classic Family Holiday Meltdowns on the Big Screen

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:45

  Jingle All the Way Rated: PG Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger When an overwrought, out-of-touch dad heads to a store on Christmas eve to get the hottest toy of the season for his anxious son, he soon finds more than he bargained for, including a hilarious encounter with Sinbad as well as some other frantic shopping crazies. Share this scene with your favorite Black Friday shoppers, Christmas-deal finders and anyone that might brave a store on Christmas Eve. Left...

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'Terminator: Genisys' Gets an Ominous Poster Ahead of Thursday's Trailer

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:31

Today the official site for Terminator Genisys (in theaters July 1, 2015) launched a countdown that ends December 4 at 1 p.m. PST, so either that's the day that Skynet launches the nukes and begins its assault on mankind or it's when the film's first trailer hits the Internet. We're going to guess it's the latter. Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), Terminator Genisys journeys into some kind of alternate timeline where Sarah Connor...

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Stephen Hawking Wants to Be a 'Bond' Villain, Plus: 'Bond 24' Reveal Date Scheduled

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:30

Stephen Hawking makes a pretty good living for himself as an author and lecturer who explains some of the most complicated scientific principles known to man, but he’s also a bit of a performer too. The theoretical physicist, who suffers from ALS, has made regular appearances on shows like The Simpsons and Futurama, as well as being the focus of this year’s Oscar contender The Theory of Everything. As it turns out, Hawking has some even bigger aspirations as an actor. The...

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'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' Win Early Awards, Plus: Watch a Fantastic Year-End Mash-up

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:11

We're on the cusp of a whole lotta movie-awards talk, with Golden Globe nominations arriving next week and then the Academy Awards, but in between you've got the critics organizations from all over the country, as well as the various guilds (SAG, DGA, PGA) and smaller awards shows, like the Indie Spirit Awards and the Gotham Awards. Oh, and that's not counting all the different "Top 10" lists and video mash-ups scattered across the moviesphere. So here's the...

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Infographic: Santa's Workshops in Cinema

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:05

It's every child's dream to travel to the North Pole and pay a visit to Santa and his elves. Over the years, Hollywood has created some magical visions of what the big guy's fabled workshop might look like. Artist Chris Hebert has created this beautiful poster, exclusively for Fandango, that features some of the iconic versions of Santa's workshop as imagined in the movies.

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News Briefs: First Trailer for Jason Statham's 'Wild Card'; Will Ferrell to Star in Shakespearean Comedy

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:18

Wild Card Trailer: Jason Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard who likes to gamble in the first trailer for Wild Card, a remake of 1987's Heat starring Burt Reynolds using the original screenplay by William Goldman (All the President's Men). He seeks revenge for a friend, but quickly finds himself tangled up with the criminal underworld. Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci also star; the movie is due out on January 30. [SlashFilm]   Shakespearean Laughs: If all goes...

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Quiz: Is This Adventure Real or a Movie?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:14

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Quiz: Can You Tell the Real Archaeological Digs from the Movie Ones?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:14

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Poll: Did ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ Live Up to Your Expectations?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:19

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Trivia: The Ball-Droid in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Based on R2-D2 Concept Art

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:08

Here's a fun bit of trivia regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens: the tiny ball-droid who's already stolen the hearts of every living soul on the Internet was apparently based on early concept art of another famous droid, R2-D2. Here's an image of the two side by side, and while the sketch doesn't look exactly like what's in the trailer, this is how Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie once described his vision for R2 [via Slashfilm]: “I think Artoo was just described...

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Family Time: Holiday Movies for Every Age

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:58

It's that time of year to snuggle under the blankets with your family and watch a movie. But what can you choose to get everyone in synch with the season? Here are some great options for every age and stage with the emphasis on holiday fun. All you have to worry about is making the popcorn.  The Baby Set: If your little one is just starting to watch TV, chances are he or she won’t be able to sit through and follow a whole movie. So snuggle up with a retro favorite like...

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Infographic: Santa’s Sleigh in Cinema

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:52

So, we’ll probably never know how the big guy in the red suit drops down millions chimneys in a 24 hour span to deliver toys to good little boys and girls all over the world. But one thing we do know, is that to make that trip, you have to have a pretty sweet ride. Ontario, Canada-based artist Chris Hebert has done his research and put together this festive, Fandango exclusive graphic featuring some of Santa’s sleighs as seen in classic holiday movies.  

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'Jingle Bells' Holiday Mash-up

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:45

What better way to ring in the holiday season than with this exclusive debut of an all-new music video mashup featuring your favorite Disney characters performing “Jingle Bells” like never before. Be sure to check out other holiday mashup videos, which will be released every week through the holiday season beginning December 2 at DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com.

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Quiz: Which 'Hobbit' Character Are You?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:41

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News Briefs: Sequel to 'Frozen' In the Works? See Jake Gyllenhaal's Ripped New Bod in 'Southpaw'

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:10

Frozen 2: A few days ago the star of Disney's animated smash hit Frozen told The Telegraph that a sequel is "in the works." Idina Menzel, who voiced the character of Elsa and sang "Let It Go," had no other details to share, and didn't confirm that her character will return. "We'll see," she said. "I'm just going along for the ride." UPDATE: Menzel appeared on the Today show Monday morning and when asked about a...

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The Best Battles From 'The Hobbit'

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 19:08

Peter Jackson's epic, three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has featured more than a few fantastic battle sequences, but the grand finale will unfold in the upcoming conclusion to the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. With the world of Middle-earth primed for a cataclysmic showdown at the foot of Lonely Mountain -- and one of the last great dragons looking to burn everything in his path -- the stakes couldn't be higher for Bilbo Baggins and his...

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