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'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Re-Cut With Classic Stars

April 20th, 2015 2:43pm EDT
Christopher Reeve and Adam West
Less than a week after the first teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked online someone has already created a parody of it.

The new teaser was, er, teased last week by director Zack Snyder, who posted a 21-second video heralding what would be the arrival of the film's first clip on Monday, April 20 at IMAX theaters.

Naturally, someone got a hold of the teaser (with Portuguese subtitles) and posted it online, prompting Warner Bros. to just go ahead and release the whole thing early (one would think the movie studios would stop doing stuff like this considering it happe...
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8 New Marvel Movies On The Way!

October 29th, 2014 2:09am EDT
'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel' & Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity
Marvel announced its upcoming feature film schedule for the next five years during a special event at Hollywood's El Capitan Theater on Tuesday.

The movie studio debuted the names and release dates for nine films, which puts 11 on the schedule if you count 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (5/1) and "Ant-Man" (7/17).

"When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. "Sometimes that's in a press release, sometimes that's in San Diego Comic-Con -- if everything comes together wel...
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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Teaser Trailer Debuts A Week Early Following Leak

October 23rd, 2014 12:45pm EDT
'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Teaser Trailer Debuts A Week Early Fol
Marvel released the first official teaser trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" a week early after footage leaked online on Wednesday.

The teaser, which was scheduled to debut during next week's episode of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," is pretty grim, with Earth's latest threat, the villainous robot Ultron (voiced by James Spader) bent on making humanity suffer.

"I'm gonna show you something beautiful," he says in a voiceover. "Everyone screaming... for mercy. You want to protect the world, but you don't want it to change.

"You're all puppets, tangled in strings... strings. (Listen ...
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Steven Soderberg Turns 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' Into A Black-And-White Silent Movie -- And It's Awesome

September 24th, 2014 3:33pm EDT
Raiders of the Lost Ark blackand white
Semi-retired director Steven Soderbergh has conducted an experiment "for educational purposes only" by altering Steven Spielberg's classic 1981 film "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Soderbergh posted his version of the film and his explanation for changing it on his blog, Extension 765, on Monday revealing that he took the entire movie and converted it to black-and-white while removing all of the film's music and dialog and replacing it with new ambient music (comprising mostly of the scores from David Fincher's films "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Social Network").

Interestingly, t...
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There Will Be A TMNT Sequel, Of Course

August 11th, 2014 7:31am EDT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has topped the weekend box office, earning a strong $65 million and earning Bay a sequel.

Paramount Pictures announced on Sunday that a second Ninja Turtles movie is already in the works and will hit theaters in June 2016. Bay will stay on to produce again, while screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will return for the second story in series.

There's no word whether director Jonathan Liebsman will direct the sequel or whether stars Will Arnett and Megan Fox will return for part two (we assume Fox will return considering...
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May The Fourth Be With You - Happy Star Wars Day 2014!

May 4th, 2014 9:15am EDT
Star Wars
On May 25, 1977, director/writer George Lucas re-invented the movies with a risky new film he created called Star Wars.

The film's success spawned two sequels (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), three prequels (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), a TV show (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and a myriad of "Expanded Universe" stories - from novels to comic books to video games.

Star Wars was originally based on the old Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s, where weekly installments mov...
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Official Cast Announced For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

April 29th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Star Wars Episode VII Cast
A day after reports that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill all happened to be in London, England, where Star Wars: Episode VII just happens to be filming, the official casting announcement for the film was released on StarWars.com. And, indeed, the three stars will be returning for at least the first film in the new trilogy.

Ford, Fisher and Hamill will also be joined by Peter Mayhew, who returns to the saga as the Wookiee Chewbacca and Anthony Daniels, who will once again don the gold outfit of droid C-3PO.

Ford prompted speculation earlier this month when he was photographed ...
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'Son Of God' Is The First Of Many Bible-Based Films In 2014

February 28th, 2014 7:53pm EST
Son of God
Actress Roma Downey and her producer husband Mark Burnett have taken the success of their 2013 History Channel miniseries "The Bible" and spun off a feature film focusing on the life of Jesus Christ with Son of God, which opens in theaters today.

The couple produced the film, which stars Diogo Morgado reprising the role of Jesus from the miniseries, and are expecting it to reach millions of viewers just like their miniseries, which over 100 million people watched.

"I feel that each step of the way, we've just heard a whisper in our hearts," Downey told Carole Mikita of Utah's KSL.com.

"F...
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8 Oscar Moments That Moved Us

February 24th, 2014 10:00am EST
8 Oscar Moments That Moved Us
1. Ben Affleck Arrives At Oscars A Boy, Leaves A Man!

It took fifteen long years for Ben Affleck to recoup highbrow status in Hollywood. After riding high with a win for Best Original Screenplay alongside Matt Damon in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting," Affleck attached himself to a series of box-office bombs. Slowly, Affleck redeemed himself not as an actor but as a screenwriter, and received critical acclaim for his work in 2007's "Gone Baby Gone." He then scored big with 2010's "The Town," which he also co-wrote and starred in. When Affleck attached himself to the George Clooney-produced 20...
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'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' & '12 Years A Slave' Dominate 2014 Oscar Nominations (See Full List Of Nominees)

January 16th, 2014 9:38am EST
Gravity
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today (January 16).

Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Featur...
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