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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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Watch: This Baby Knows the 'Rocky II' Training Montage Way Better Than You

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:02

When you're a parent and movie lover, you're inclined to share with your kids the movies that meant a lot to you growing up. Sometimes that's all kinds of different movies, and sometimes it's just Rocky II. All Rocky II, all the time. We're not sure just how many times this baby has watched the training montage from Rocky II, but the little one has seen it enough times to not only have all the moves memorized, and not only do them in sync with the movie, but to...

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News Briefs: See Dwayne Johnson in 'Fast 8' Chains

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 20:18

Fast 8: Dwayne Johnson looked extra tough as Luke Hobbs in the first official look at the Fast 8 character. Johnson has now shared another look at Hobbs in which he is chained up and does not look happy about it. Once again, Johnson referred to his character as "Hobbs the Iceman," which may hint at what Hobbs will be doing in the movie, due for release on April 14, 2017. [Instagram]     Wonder Woman: In December 2014, we heard Jason Fuchs (Pan) was in...

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10 Huge Things We Learned Visiting the Set of 'Suicide Squad'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:00

  In the wake of the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the death of Superman, a secret government agency puts together a team of imprisoned supervillains to stop an unknown power that is threatening the world. In exchange for their help, if they are successful, and if they are still alive, they will be rewarded with their freedom.  Some of DC Comics’ most popular supervillains including the Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot will band together on-screen...

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Everything You Need to Know About Jared Leto's Joker in 'Suicide Squad'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:00

With just a few more weeks left until the release of Suicide Squad, it's time to finally get to know the new Joker. How does he fit into the movie? Will Jared Leto's portrayal be as iconic as Heath Ledger's? We learned answers to these and other questions when Fandango visited the set of the DC supervillain movie last year, and now we're permitted to share.  Along with these new details, we also have some fresh looks at Jared Leto's Joker thanks to these brand...

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QUIZ: Which New Ghostbuster Are You?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 08:45

As Ghostbusters opens, take our fun quiz and see which of the new team YOU are most like.    

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Superhero Movie Buzz: 'The Flash,' 'Gambit' and 'Deadpool 2' Updates

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 06:37

The Flash: Last month, we heard that Rick Famuyiwa had been hired to direct The Flash, the upcoming movie about the speedy superhero. Most recently, Famuyiwa's career includes HBO's Confirmation, about Anita Hill's testimony against Judge Clarence Thomas, and Dope, an indie comedy about a teenage geek and a potentially life-changing party. Ezra Miller is set to star as the titular character and now we're starting to hear about other roles. Specifically, Variety reports that...

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'Ghostbusters' Buzz: Watch New Clips and Learn Which Scene Tackles the Movie's Haters

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 06:28

This week the rebooted Ghostbusters hits theaters, and the much anticipated but also much feared movie is actually generating positive buzz, based on early reviews now available at Rotten Tomatoes. Along with that relief, we've got some new goodies to get you more hyped and maybe more hungry while you wait the remaining days until its release. Check out some clips and more below.   Ghostbusters Marshmallow Burgers First, to whet your appetite, or bust it,...

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News Briefs: New Details Revealed About Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Upcoming Movie

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:06

Amy Schumer: Katie Dippold, who cowrote the new Ghostbusters, has also written an action-comedy that will star Amy Schumer as a daughter who takes her mother (Goldie Hawn) on a road trip. Dippold says it's based on her relationship with her own mother. She also says that Schumer and Hawn are "really awesome together." [Collider]   Life of the Party: Gillian Jacobs (TVs Community) has joined the cast of Life of the Party. Melissa McCarthy will star in the comedy,...

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What Parents Can Expect from 'Secret Life of Pets'

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 18:25

Sometimes, the messages in children’s movies can be a little heavy-handed. But that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Pets. Instead, this movie goes for laughs over lessons and steers clear of the “teachable moment.” The story follows “tiny dog” Max, who is the one and only pet of Katie, the owner he adores. When she brings home “a brother” for him – an enormous dog named Duke – Max tries to figure out a way to get rid of him....

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John Cho Reveals Sulu Is Gay in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:09

While producers keep talking about how LGBT characters will one day show up in Marvel and Star Wars movies, another major franchise has beat them in the race for progress. Star Trek has always been associated with the phrase "to boldly go where no man has gone before," and now its latest feature-film installment is boldly going where no film series of its kind has gone before.  Star Trek Beyond will finally reveal that the character Hikaru Sulu is...

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