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Tim Burton And Amy Adams Talk 'Big Eyes'

December 24th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Tim Burton Says The Truth Being 'Stranger Than Fiction' Inspired
Tim Burton has made movies about a little girl’s adventure down a rabbit hole, a bio-exorcist, a vigilante who dresses up as a bat, a grown man obsessed with candy, a singing sinister barber, a skeleton who learns the meaning of Christmas and a teenager who has scissors for hands. In his latest film Big Eyes, which hits theaters Christmas Day, Burton takes on the true story of the 1950/ 60's "artist" the Keanes. Burton jokes about his previous work, "those other films... were my realistic films and I wanted to make a fantasy film finally." Big Eyes marks Burton's second biopic, after his 19...
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Netflix Lands Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie

December 24th, 2014 9:04am EST
Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie Gets Exclusive Netflix Release
Ready for the Pee-Wee revolution?

Well, ready or not, it's nearly upon us. Pee-Wee Herman is back in a big way- a new film starring Paul Reubens' beloved bow-tied weirdo may be headed to Netflix.

Reubens first announced a new Pee-Wee Herman film in October, but originally set the film up at Universal.

Now, Universal's gone and Netflix is swooping in; clearly part of Netflix's plan to become the content provider with that controls all content, now and forever.

We're still missing a few major details on the film (like a title, a story or a director) but we know that the latest installment...
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Sony To Release The Interview To Select Theaters Dec. 25; On Demand To Follow

December 23rd, 2014 6:08pm EST
The Interview
Sony Pictures has announced that it will release The Interview in a limited number of theaters on Christmas Day, defying the demands of hackers, who call themselves the Guardians of Peace, who broke into the company's network last month and began releasing some of the over 40 terabytes of information they stole.

Following the release of sensitive emails and threats of "9/11-style" attacks on theaters showing the film, Sony backed down and canceled the film's Dec. 18 premiere in New York City, followed shortly after by the cancellation of the release entirely.

The FBI confirmed that the cy...
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'Star Trek 3' Has A New Director

December 23rd, 2014 2:00pm EST
'Star Trek 3' Hires 'Fast & Furious 6' Director Justin Lin
“Star Trek 3″ has found a new director in "Fast & Furious 6's" Justin Lin.

Lin will take over the project from Roberto Orci, who previously had signed on to direct the third installment in the "Star Trek” franchise.

The last "Star Trek" film made more than $444 million worldwide after opening to mostly positive reviews. Lin will have his hands full attempting to top that figure.

Both of the earlier films were directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams helmed the current "Star Wars" film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Lin comes to the franchise after helming four installments of Universal’s wildl...
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Review: Single Bad Casting Stops 'Poker Night' From Achieving Five-Star Status

December 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EST
Review: Single Bad Casting Stops 'Poker Night' From Achieving Fi
Bridging the gap between genres is a tough job for any filmmaker newbie or seasoned pro and it takes a careful hand to pull it off. But to also infuse intelligence and style to boot is a rare feat and in the case of the new slasher flick / detective story outing titled
"Poker Night" it’s a seamless and captivating blend of all of the above. Though much like it’s careful and thoughtful lead detective, filmmaker to watch Greg Francis makes one slight mistake that just stops his amazing film from achieving five-star status – more on that later.

Young Jeter is a rookie cop who has been pr...
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DVD Review: 'Sanatorium'

December 23rd, 2014 11:30am EST
DVD Review: 'Sanatorium'
Ready to tour the haunted hospital? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Sanatorium" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the bumps and scares are real enough to review below.

Title: "Sanatorium"

Grade: 3

Cast: Kate Wood Riley, Ben Rodgers, Don Fanelli

Director: Brant Sersen

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: As a found footage flick "Sanatorium" is actually a decent outing. Following a crew of Ghost Trackers as they investigate an old sanatorium with a deadly...
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DVD Review: '7 Assassins'

December 23rd, 2014 11:10am EST
DVD Review: '7 Assassins'
Ready to join the fight against those in power? The follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "7 Assassins" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the strategy and strength of the warriors below.

Title: "7 Assassins"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Eric Tsang, Felix Wong, Guo Tao

Director: Eric Tsang / Xiong Xinxin

Rating: R

Runtime: 103 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "7 Assassins" is like many films before it, pitting a few quirky and ample warriors against an evil kingdom out to do no good. And there’...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Skeleton Twins'

December 23rd, 2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Skeleton Twins'
Ready to get real with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Skeleton Twins" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The brother/sister dynamic gets reviewed below!

Title: "The Skeleton Twins"

Grade: 5

Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell

Director: Craig Johnson

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Unsurprisingly full of laughter and chemistry and surprisingly full of deep drama and reflection, "The Skeleton Twins" is a real wonderful...
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Is 'Fifty Shades' Worthy Of The Berlin Film Festival?

December 23rd, 2014 8:13am EST
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival
Highly anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey is set to make its debut at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Berlin, Germany on February 11, two days ahead of its U.S. release on Friday, Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.

The film's stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, along with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, are expected to attend the premiere.

The movie is based on the first novel in author E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy, which was critically panned despite selling millions of copies and being translated into 51 languages worldwide.

Th...
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Seven Great Actors Who Excel In The Movies And On TV

December 22nd, 2014 1:00pm EST
Double Threats: 7 Great Actors Who Excel In The Movies And On Te
The hierarchy when it comes to acting in Hollywood has historically always placed more importance and gravitas on the work of actors who have appeared on the silver screen when compared to their TV counterparts.

Legendary actors who got their start on TV like Bill Murray (Saturday Night Live), Michael Douglas (The Streets of San Francisco) and Denzel Washington (St. Elsewhere) were only said to have "made it" as huge stars once they were able to transition into movies.

But a strange thing has happened over the last few years - mega movie stars are falling all over themselves to try and ge...
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