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The Japanese Aren't Happy With Angelina Jolie's Latest Film

December 9th, 2014 9:48am EST
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" ...

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.

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'Boyhood' Takes Top Honors From LAFCA

December 8th, 2014 1:33pm EST
"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.


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...

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 ...

'Mockingjay' Wins Box Office For Third Weekend In A Row

December 8th, 2014 8:35am EST
'Hunger Games' Leads Quiet Weekend At Box Office
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has topped the weekend box office for the third consecutive weekend.

The third film in the popular franchise took home $21.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $257.7 million since its release in November. It scored $55 million in ticket sales on opening day.

The film centers on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends who begin their revolution against the Capitol. Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accepts her mission, but on her terms. Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore and Josh Hut...

'Dolphin Tale 2' Arrives On DVD, Blu-ray & More Dec. 9

December 8th, 2014 5:42am EST
Dolphin tale 2
"Dolphin Tale 2" takes place several years after young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick, Jr.), rescue Winter.

With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known.

Winter shuts herself off, unwilling to engage with anyone, even her ...

'Star Trek 3' Director Quits

December 7th, 2014 8:36pm EST
Star Trek
The planned second sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" reboot has been hit with a bit of turmoil as director Roberto Orci, who took over for Abrams when the latter left to helm "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," has quit the project.

Word is that Paramount Studio bosses and Orci disagreed over the direction of the script, which Orci co-wrote with Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, according to Badass Digest.

The script for the third film would've once again involved time travel, thus re-rebooting the series as the Vulcans would've obtained a device and used it to go back in time to prevent th...

Warner Bros. Releases Special Anniversary Diamon Luxe Editions: 'Gremlins,' 'The Green Mile,' & More!

December 7th, 2014 5:14am EST
Check Out Warner Bros.' Special Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a treasure trove of films celebrating their anniversaries. Films getting the special Diamond Luxe treatment include: The Green Mile 15th Anniversary Edition, Natural Born Killers 20th Anniversary Edition, Forrest Gump 20th Anniversary Edition, Batman 25th Anniversary, and Gremlins 30th Anniversary Edition. The studio is also releasing Ben-Hur: Two-Disc Blu-ray.

The two-disc set anniverasy editions are packaged in sleek hard cases and are dubbed "Diamond Luxe Editions." Collectors will find a handful of new special features ("Green Mile," "Natura...

'Terminator Genesys' Resets The Future, Changes The Past (Watch It)

December 5th, 2014 4:41pm EST
Terminator Genesys
He's back. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return as the cybernetic killing machine in Terminator Genesys, the fifth film in the "Terminator" franchise.

The first trailer for the film reveals that things have changed and the timeline of the past has been altered.

Now John Connor (Jason Clarke) leads the resistance in battle against the machines of Skynet in the year 2029, but the war is also waged in the past, where his mother Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) faces the threat of a killer sent back in time to take her out again.

Sound familiar? Sure it does, only this time around the events o...