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How Will North Korea React To Texas Theater Showing 'Team America: World Police'?

December 18th, 2014 3:19pm EST
Texas Movie Theater To Show 'Team America: World Police' Instead
UPDATE: "Team America World Police" was set to run in several theaters in place of the now canceled "The Interview"; but, unfortunately, Paramount pictures has put the kibosh on that and pulled the film.

The cyberterrorists have won.

"America, f--k yeah!" That's what a movie theater in Richardson, Texas, has to say about Sony Pictures' cancellatoin of the Dec. 25 opening of "The Interview" amidst terrorist threats, so instead Dallas/Fort Worth area moviegoers will get a free showing of Paramount's 2004 comedy "Team America World Police." Take that, North Korea!

Hackers believed to be...
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Ryan Gage Bids Farewell To 'Hobbit'

December 17th, 2014 12:04pm EST
Ryan Gage Bids Farewell To 'Hobbit' Franchise With 'Battle Of Th
Ryan Gage is making grand moves in his career. He returns as Alfrid for the final film in the Hobbit series, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which opens today.

Then he'll reprise his role as King Louis XIII on BBC One's The Musketeers, that launches its second season on January 2 in the UK and January 17 in the US. He's no stranger to high-profile projects and big characters.

We spoke to Ryan last week about saying goodbye to the Hobbit films and returning to The Musketeers, and how one follows up working on a massive Peter Jackson epic.

Reprising his role from The Desolation ...
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JK Rowling Reveals That There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwarts

December 17th, 2014 9:48am EST
JK Rowling Reveals That Yes, There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwart
Here's two words you probably don't hear strung together too often: "Wizard Jews." Although if you do hear those words in sequence on a regular basis, you probably live cooler lives than we do.

But the non-awesome general public got a dose of Jewish wizardry when J.K. Rowling was answering fan questions on Twitter. One fan, Benjamin Roffman, asked the renowned "Harry Potter" about Jewish representation in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

@jk_rowling my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. I’m a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family. Though...
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Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks Over 'The Interview'

December 16th, 2014 9:56pm EST
Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attacks On Movie Theaters That
UPDATE: The New York City premiere of the film, planned for Thursday night, has been canceled amid the threats from the "Guardians of Peace."

The hacking group calling themselves Guardians of Peace have issued a new warning over the upcoming James Franco/Seth Rogen film "The Interview," threatening that "the world will be full of fear" if Sony Pictures releases the film as scheduled on Christmas Day.

The group promised a "Christmas gift" over the weekend and have now revealed that the "gift" will invoke terror on the scale of September 11, 2001.

The Guardians of Peace have warned m...
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Brad Pitt & Kids Fill In For Sick Angelina Jolie

December 16th, 2014 10:42am EST
Brad Pitt, Kids Maddox, Pax & Shiloh Attend 'Unbroken' Premiere
Brad Pitt took three of his children to the Los Angeles premiere of "Unbroken" while his wife battles Chickenpox.

The actress was diagnosed with the contagious disease last week and was forced to pull out of promotional duties for the film.

Pitt stepped in for his wife on Monday, taking their three oldest children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, and Shiloh, 8, with him. His mother Jane also joined the group.

As for Jolie's prognosis, Pitt told E! News: "Her spirits are high... A little spotted and a little itchy, but her spirits are high."

Pitt also attended an "Unbroken" presentation for Jolie ...
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From 'The Good Lie,' Starring Reese Witherspoon

December 16th, 2014 2:48am EST
Check Out An Exclusive Clip From 'The Good Lie,' Starring Reese
"The Good Lie," starring Reese Witherspoon, is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 23.

It centers on an employment agency counselor who helps a handful of "Lost Boys" from Sudan who move to Kansas to start their lives over.

In this scene, Carrie is in the hospital, recovering from surgery. Check out the deleted scene here:
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Fans Are Turning Out In Droves For Final 'Hobbit' Film

December 15th, 2014 1:44pm EST
Hobbit Battle of Five Armies
"The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies" is killing it overseas. The film earned nearly $20 million in Germany during its five-day opening, giving the film the best opening for the franchise in the region. The last film, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" earned just $80 million in Germany, but it was still the most successful film in the territory in 2013.

The film is also doing well in Russia, marking the biggest opening there ever for a Warner Bros. film. It grossed $2.49 million on opening night, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and a total of $13.4 million for the weekend.

The ...
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J.K. Rowling Had Big Plans For A Minor 'Potter' Character, But Killed Him Off Instead

December 15th, 2014 11:40am EST
J.K. Rowling Says She Has Regrets About Killing Off A 'Harry Pot
J.K. Rowling revealed on her Pottermore website over the weekend that she only feels guilty about killing one Harry Potter character.

The author took to her Pottermore website to discuss how she unnecessarily killed off Diagon Alley ice cream shop owner Florean Fortescue.

Related: JK Rowling To Release 12 Harry Potter Stories This Month

Fortescue, Rowling says, was originally in her plan to help Harry during his quest for the Deathly Hallows, but another character turned out as a better means, so she wrote Fortescue out.

"I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason," Ro...
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'This Is Where I Leave You' Is Available On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 16

December 14th, 2014 5:59am EST
This Is Where I Leave You
Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton and Dax Shepard star in "This Is Where I Leave You," in which four adult siblings come together after the death of their father.

Forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, the siblings join up with their over-sharing mother and a variety of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

The family confrons their history and the fragile states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, and they ultimately reconnect in oftentimes hysterical and emo...
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 16

December 13th, 2014 6:46am EST
 TMNT
In "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have complete control on everything from the police to the politicians.

The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- Leonardo, Raphael, Donatallo and Michaelangelo.

The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

Michael Bay ("Transformers") directs.
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