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Penn Badgley Talks 'PERIODS' And His Own Historical Significance

December 12th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Penn Badgley Talks 'PERIODS' And His Own Historical Significance
Gossip Girl, this is not. Penn Badgley, best known as Dan Humphrey on the upper-crust CW drama, has moved well on since that show ended two years ago and now he's cracking wise in PERIODS., the film that pokes fun at history and classic literature in every way possible.

Penn connected with us last week to give us his perspective on being a part of the unique short film series-turned-feature film, and his really epic thoughts on what he'd want his own place in history to be.

Like Willie Garson, Penn became part of the PERIODS. ensemble through a shared connection with co-creators Victor Qu...
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Names Of The New Characters In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Announced

December 11th, 2014 9:22pm EST
Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Rey And Finn: New Star Wars Character Nam
The names of the five new characters seen in the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have been revealed!

Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy shared the info with Entertainment Weekly in the form of the classic Topps trading cards that were produced when the very first "Star Wars" came out in 1977.

The set of cards included five different series, each with still from the film on different colored backgrounds with a caption underneath. Abrams & Kennedy used the first two series, blue and red, to make their announcement.

The two film heads used the fami...
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Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'

December 11th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Captive' / 'After The Fall'
Times are definitely tough out there and to provide some cinematic perspective we’re checking out two new flicks that deal with loss, tragedy and doing what it takes to protect ones family. We’re talking the new films "The Captive" and "After The Fall" – reviews are below!

Title: "The Captive"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast

Director: Atom Egoyan

Rating: R

Running Time: 112 Minutes

Release Company: A24

Website: www.thecaptivemovie.com

When I heard that master craftsman Atom Egoyan was booed at Cannes for this new outing, I w...
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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

December 11th, 2014 12:19pm EST
Birdman
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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The First Full Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Has Arrived!

December 10th, 2014 9:09pm EST
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron struggle for survival in the bleak-looking future in the first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

George Miller returns as director of the franchise he started with 1979's "Mad Max," which launched Mel Gibson's career.

After over two decades of "development hell" Miller's third sequel is set to hit theaters 30 years after the last in the series, "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome."

Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoe Kravitz and opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of...
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The Japanese Aren't Happy With Angelina Jolie's Latest Film

December 9th, 2014 9:48am EST
Unbroken
Angelina Jolie's new film "Unbroken" isn't being received well in Japan. Nationalists believe the movie, which depicts soldiers abusing prisoners of war, is unfair.

The film centers on U.S. Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp for more than two years.

"Unbroken" is Jolie's second directorial effort and is based on the book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" ...
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Jason Momoa Reveals How Many Movies Will Feature His Aquaman

December 8th, 2014 6:07pm EST
Jason Momoa
After months of keeping quiet about portraying DC Comics superhero Aquaman on the big screen, former "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa has finally opened up about the role, revealing that he's signed on to play the character in four films in Warner Bros.' DC Cinematic Universe.

Though he didn't confirm which films those are, it's a good bet they'll be four of the upcoming films that Warner Bros. announced back in October, starting with a small part in the much-hyped "Man of Steel" sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which arrives in early 2016.

Related: Is Warner Bros. Preparing...
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'Boyhood' Takes Top Honors From LAFCA

December 8th, 2014 1:33pm EST
Boyhood
"Boyhood" -- a film 12 years in the making -- has landed the Best Picture of the Year award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The film, which stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as parents raising their son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from the age of six until he leaves for college. The movie was filmed little by little over the years as star Coltraine really went grew up, making the film the first of its kind.

Richard Linklater picked up the Best Director award for the film, which also earned a Best Actress award for Arquette and the Film Editing trophy for Sandra Adair.

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The Force Has Not Awakened George Lucas

December 8th, 2014 12:49pm EST
George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas has yet to see the trailer for the upcoming seventh film in the saga he created back in the early 1970s, and he says he also has no plans on watching it anytime soon.

The director sold his company, Lucasfilm Ltd., along with the rights to the "Star Wars" movie universe to Disney in 2012, after which the company announced it would produce a new sequel trilogy that would be co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The film wrapped shooting and the first trailer debuted during Thanksgiving week, and Lucas was not one of the 72 million people who viewed it duri...
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Benedict Cumberbatch 'Excited' To Play Doctor Strange

December 8th, 2014 12:45pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch 'Excited' To Play Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he can't wait to portray the iconic character of Dr. Strange in the eponymous film.

The actor revealed while on the red carpet at the 2014 Independent British Film Awards that he is "excited" to portray the iconic character.

Cumberbatch was there to support his film "The Imitation Game."

The actor spoke with reporters about his excitement.

"Really excited, you know?" the actor said when asked about the amazing opportunity. "There's a lot of work to be done and I'm just at the beginning so I don't want to talk much about it, but it's a thrilling gig to ...
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