Oscar Isaac Holding BB-8

“Hot Guys Holding BB-8” Is A Trend Just Now and It’s Possibly One of The Most Bizarre Things You’ll Ever See

So, um… It appears that “Hot Guys Holding BB-8” is a trend just now and it’s possibly one of the most bizarre things you’ll ever see (certainly one of the strangest things that I’ve seen in a long time). EW’s Marc Snetiker has created a page on Tumbler that he’s entitled “A poorly Photoshopped story […]

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Darth Vader I am Your Father

This Little Girl Reaction to “No I AM Your Father” Will Remind You Why You Love Star Wars

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has sparked a new interest in the Star Wars franchise. While most fans of the saga have grown up knowing that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s [SPOILER] father, younger generations have still to find out the character’s secret. Christian Perez recently sat down with his daughter Anabelle to […]

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Critters BluRay Review

Critters Blu-Ray Review

Films: Critters, Critters 2, Critters 3 & Critters 4 Directors: Stephen Herek, Mick Garris, Kristine Peterson, Rupert Harvey Writers: Stephen Herek, Mick Garris, David Twohy, David J. Schow, Joseph Lyle Released: 1986, 1988, 1991 Cast: Dee Wallace Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anders Hove, Brad Dourif, Angela Bassett […]

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10 Articles Guaranteed to Rock Your Inner Geek and Completely Own Your Weekend

10 Articles Guaranteed to Rock Your Inner Geek and Completely Own Your Weekend!

Do you want to read 10 Articles Guaranteed to Rock Your Inner Geek and Completely Own Your Weekend?  We’ll folks, I’ve been hard at work, digging through our dusty files and website data, to find the most popular articles that we’ve ever published. They’re the most read, most shared and most talked about content on our website and they’re guaranteed […]

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Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced Including Group Picture

The cast of Star Wars Episode VII has been officially announced including the publication of a picture of the cast during their first script reading session: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Does Whatever A Franchise Can

  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Crew: Directed by: Marc Webb Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx   The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Plot Synopsis: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.   The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review […]

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Harry stared too intensely at Ryan Reynold’s promised land in DEADPOOL!

You could crack walnuts in that thing!
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I know buying a ticket to a FOX MARVEL film feels counter-intuitive, but FOX MARVEL just did something that I just can’t imagine DISNEY MARVEL doing. They just went HARD R on a character that absolutely calls for it. DEADPOOL is the Merc with the Mouth – and Mercs, by their nature…. Kill, Cuss & Fornicate – and DEADPOOL is no different.

Now I know, you might only be exposed to a kiddie version of DEADPOOL from an animated series, but you’re missing out on the gold of the character. When Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza hatched this character, it was to be the ultimate teenage fantasy character. That has been realized on film.

Now – your kids are huge DEADPOOL fans – just know – going into this… In addition to limbs and heads being cut off, blown off and well, it’s all up for grabs – just know that at some point in the film, you’ll see Morena Baccarin’s VANESSA (Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson’s girl friend) fucking a vulnerable Wade up the keister. This is a part of a large fuck-a-thon that occurs in the film, wonderfully showing their passionate relationship before – well the plot twist that changes both of their lives forever occurs. But just know – if you’re not prepared to teach your child about adult sex games – well, you might want them to grow up a bit.

Harder than the imagery is the graphic nature of the humor that comes out of the characters’ mouths. Don’t

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Review: Deadpool

PLOT: A cancer-stricken mercenary named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) signs his life over to a shadowy organization that promises to cure his illness and give him heightened abilities. While their experiments are successful, they also leave him horribly scarred, and he swears revenge on the sadistic doctor (Ed Skrein) who made him a monster while trying to reconnect with his former lover (Morena Baccarin).

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Nordling Reviews DEADPOOL!

Raucous, violent, hilarious, and absolutely not for little kids.
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Nordling here.
DEADPOOL seems to be made for 13-year-old boys, and that’s a compliment. It’s got dick jokes galore, lots of glossy sex, explosions, violence, decapitations, headshots, and smart-ass humor. It walks a fine line (very fine at times) between genuinely funny and insufferably glib, and far more often than not leans towards the former. DEADPOOL is one of those films that looks deceptively easy, and credit must be given to Ryan Reynolds, who actually manages to find the emotion in the character even while being witty and delivering jokes like a machine gun, to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who fit 80 pounds of jokes into a 10 pound bag, and first-time feature film director Tim Miller, who makes everything move at a brisk pace and brings a lot of visual style to the proceedings.
I’ll be honest – Deadpool the character hit right at that gap when I stopped reading comics, so it’s not a character I’m overly familiar with. I know who he is – Wade Wilson, the Merc With A Mouth, the only Marvel superhero who seems to understand that he’s in a comic book – and like DC’s Harley Quinn, he’s one of the most popular costumes at most comic conventions. Deadpool has become, for many, just as iconic as Spider-Man or Batman. When Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza created Deadpool, he was strictly supporting, but his personality and wit took hold of the imaginations of readers and he was brought center stage. Deadpool isn’t the

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Review: Why ‘Deadpool’ Isn’t the Unconventional Superhero Movie Marvel Wants It To Be

READ MORE: ‘Deadpool’ Rated R For “Strong Violence, Language, Sexual Content And Graphic Nudity” Plus 4 New TV Spots

Director Tim Miller’s long-gestating “Deadpool” feature exposes its audience to its twisted worldview in the least amount of time possible, using its uproarious opening credits to tick off important character tropes rather than actual actor names (Brianna Hildebrand is “a moody teen” while Stefan Kapicic’s Colossus is derided as “a CGI character”) who are all starring in “some douchebag’s film.” These snappy, sometimes silly credits all play over a slick, gory slow-motion car crash that hints at major carnage to come, all with a cheeky twist (amid the swirling, crunched bodies gentling hurdling through space, there is various self-aware ephemera, like a People Magazine declaring Ryan Reynolds as the sexiest man alive and a Green Lantern card that made an entire audience groan). It’s all bolstered by a purposely…

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Annette Kellerman backstrokes through history to HAIL, CAESAR!

plus the original of Annette Kellerman
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For years I’m sure there have been those who’ve wondered where in the hell my avatar came from. If you took the time to google my pseudonym, Annette Kellerman, the answer would seem somewhat clear. Yes, my virtual alter ego was a real person- a famous swimming medalist and unwitting champion of a woman’s right to sensible swim wear and all the social commentary that came along with such a stance in a post-Victorian world. She was also portrayed by the incomparable Esther Williams in the 1952 Kellerman biopic THE MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID. When I first met Harry in the late ’90’s, Father Geek used to string up reel after reel of 16mm prints in the backyard of the original geek headquarters. During the first event I was invited to, Harry and I bonded over our shared love of Busby Berkeley musicals which led us to our mutual admiration of the bathing beauty, Esther Williams. I don’t think Harry had anticipated that a sorority girl from Oklahoma would geek out so hardcore with him over old Hollywood, but in that moment our friendship was solidified and so was my pen name. Soon, Harry recruited the talented Cartuna to illustrate the current batch of writers, so along with Moriarty, Tom Joad, Quint, Herc, and several other old school AICN contributors, my alter ego was immortalized as the bathing beauty- that is, with a wink and a nod from Harry in the form of the now-notorious camel toe and prosthetic limb (you’ll

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Review: Regression

 

PLOT: A detective in a small Minnesota town uncovers potentially satanic doings when he investigates a case involving a father who confesses to molesting his daughter.

REVIEW:REGRESSION is a frustrating film. It's well made, relatively well acted; it contains interesting ideas and manages to creep under your skin for a stretch… and then it blows it all up with a massively…
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Singer Hopes To Get Filmmakers’ Attention For Her Jazz Cover of the Ghostbusters Theme

Los Angeles-based singer and vocal coach Dinah Steward has released an updated, jazz-infused take on Ray Parker, Jr.’s theme song to the original Ghostbusters, and hopes to get the attention of filmmaker Paul Feig and the team responsible for Sony’s upcoming reboot.Steward is hoping to get the attention of the people making the new movie, in part, because … …read more

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Cool Videos: Girl thinks she missed Deadpool post-surgery; Reynolds responds

Pretty much everyone knows the experience of getting your wisdom teeth taken out and the drug-fueled confusion that comes with it, post-surgery. In the case of Mariah Boyle, she genuinely thought that she had missed the DEADPOOL flick. Adorable? Sad? All of the above, and what happened after the fact was even more impressive! But first, the video in question:

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White Female Gaze: How This Year’s Sundance Confronted Racial Tensions in America (and Beyond)

Editor’s note: This is the first of three dispatches on the 2016 Sundance Film Festival written by participants in this year’s Roger Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism. For more on this year’s participants, go here.

It’s fitting that in the era of #OscarsSoWhite, this year’s Sundance movies took a more critical look at whiteness. Last year’s “Dope” was a freshman year essay on race and black identity; this season there are a few more people of color a little more thoroughly drawn. The clearest success is “Birth of a Nation,” where Nate Parker writes, directs, produces, and stars in a movie that reclaims a narrative of slavery and rightfully recasts it as less a human horror story than a distinctly American one.

While “Birth” confronts American history head-on, “White Girl” and “Morris from America” received less fanfare, but have a lot to tell us about our country’s conception of the whiteness slavery built on the lives of black…

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PODCAST: Our Favorite Movies From Sundance

LISTEN: Screen Talk Live at Sundance 2016

The Sundance Film Festival is behind us, but we’re still processing a whole new crop of movies, all of which come equipped with questions: Which is more likely to be a major Oscar contender — “The Birth of a Nation” or “Manchester By the Sea”? How will audiences receive “Weiner” now that it has the won grand jury prize for best documentary? And what about a neat discovery like “The Eyes of My Mother”?

Those topics are the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk, in which co-hosts Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn debate the quality of this year’s festival — with some very different takes on James Schamus’ “Indignation” in particular — before digging into the status of this year’s Oscar race. And there’s just one nominee that Kohn is pushing to win at this point. (Note: The release for “Weiner” is incorrectly identified in this episode. It opens on May 20.)

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The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun Reveals Why Glenn Hasn’t Killed Any Humans

How many walkers have you killed? How many people? Why?In our years watching The Walking Dead, we can get a pretty good sense for how many walkers Glenn has killed (although given his time “missing” and off-camera, we don’t know exactly). As for people…well, it’s none, right?Why?During an interview with EW, actor Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn, told … …read more

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Check Out These Awesome Predator Inspired Motorcycle Helmets

It’s been a while since we saw a new Predator movie, but that doesn’t stop fans, merchandisers or comic book publishers from frequently going back to one of the most visually-iconic antagonists in movie history.The latest? Russian motorcycle helmet company Nitronos Motostudio has created a line of Predator-inspired motorcycle helmets that they’re selling complete with the dreadlocks attached.They vary from … …read more

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This Week’s SATURDAY SHORTS: Super Powers, Bottle Rockets, and Cupcakes!

Erebus; Boldly Gone; Cupcakes; City In Crisis; Vandalaze
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Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with this week’s selection of interesting films created and submitted by fellow AICN readers. While I think I’ve written that line a few hundred times now, and am fully aware of the format here on SATURDAY SHORTS, the thing that never seems to get old is the randomness of what each week brings. If variety is the spice of life, then we’re really cooking here with an assortment of shorts that rarely have much in common with eachother. That’s the way I like it, a mixture of quality films and unique finds that push the boundaries of filmmaking. This week is no different in that sense, with a range of shorts that go from “touching” to “visual candy” to “what exactly am I watching, because I can’t really look away right now…” Whatever your thoughts, I just hope you have a good time checking out shorts that I think are fun. That’s the only reason SATURDAY SHORTS exists, to just enjoy checkign out what artists across the globe can do with a camera and their passion. As always, I’m curious to hear your thoughts about the lineup in the Talkback below, and provided there’s a high chance the directors might be hiding in the audience… feel free to ask a question, give some praise, add a critique – just don’t be an asshole. I know AICN Talkbacks are infamous for personal attacks from a marginal percentage of the readers out there, but

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5 Most Surprising Bill Murray Performances

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today’s pick, “Rock the Kasbah,” is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.]

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“Rushmore” (1998)
Perhaps the first big gamble of Murray’s career, “Rushmore,” which marked the start of many collaborations with Wes Anderson, found the actor leaving the mainstream comedy world he had dominated for two decades and entering the strange and dark laughs of Anderson’s idiosyncratic voice. As Herman Blume, a rich industrialist who strikes up a friendship with the coolest nerd ever, played by Jason Schwartzman, Murray is a delight as his character’s reawakening for life and love reveals layers of rich comedy and sensitive character…

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New Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Gets Classified

A new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has been classified in Canada, fueling speculation that we might see either a Super Bowl trailer tied to Zack Snyder’s Doritos contest, or a new theatrical trailer debuting with prints of Deadpool later this month.These classifications usually comes just weeks, if not days, before a trailer releases.The trailer … …read more

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Norditorial: Goodbye, Farewell, Amen

Nordling says goodbye to Ain’t It Cool News.
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Nordling here.
In March of 2007, Drew “Moriarty” McWeeny did a series of articles celebrating the Summer of 1982, and I remember him asking me to contribute a piece because he knew (and really, everyone who knows me knows this) of my love for E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. I happily obliged, but what I did not expect was what happened afterward. I received more email, more responses, to that piece than anything else I had written for Ain’t It Cool News than anything I’d written before or since. So when Drew dropped me an email saying that Steven Spielberg wanted to get in touch with me after reading it, you can imagine my response. The above letter is the result, and I still wonder how in the hell that happened. It was a genuine “holy shit” life moment.
I’ve had many of those with Ain’t It Cool News and with Harry Knowles. Moments that have changed my life in profound and amazing ways. Moments that I will take with me whereever I go, and that I cherish and keep close to my heart. I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams that these things would happen to me, as a little kid in 1975, when I saw JAWS for the first time in a darkened theater, and having your life focus like a laser beam at that moment when the lights went up, saying to yourself (even at 5!), “I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life, but I want

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‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ First Ever to Cross $900 Million Domestically

With an estimated $1.76 million yesterday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the only film to cross $900 million domestically and it has achieved that milestone in only fifty days. In addition to this watershed moment, by the end of today, Saturday, February 6, Star Wars is expected to become only the third film in history to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide and it will have done so in only 53 days. Considering how quickly Force Awakens has achieved these accomplishments, putting … …read more

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Copernicus on the Science of THE FORCE AWAKENS Part 1

Copernicus on the Science of THE FORCE AWAKENS Part 1
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INTRODUCTION
These articles often attract people who don’t usually come to the site, so it is worth an introduction. I’ve been writing for Ain’t It Cool for a long time, but I’m also a professor of astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a staff scientist at the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. I often write about the science in movies, and just recently we made the first video version of one of these articles, Science vs. Cinema: THE MARTIAN. It already has more than 400,000 videos on YouTube, and we’re trying to get it turned into a TV show. We’d like to make one of those based on this article, but we’ll see if all the pieces come together.
Long-time readers of the site know I’m a huge STAR WARS fan — the original is my favorite movie of all time. It is the main reason I became a professional astronomer. So *of course* I was going to write an article on the science of THE FORCE AWAKENS. After all, I’d written an article about the Science of STAR WARS. And I’ve been interviewed for a few articles about the science of THE FORCE AWAKENS, including this one in the Daily Dot, and another one in a German magazine.
Yes, I’m aware that STAR WARS is space fantasy. Still, there are plenty of reasons to do an article like this. Almost everyone knows Star Wars. In fact, since we first see it as kids, it is often our first

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Copernicus on the Science of THE FORCE AWAKENS Part 2

Copernicus on the Science of THE FORCE AWAKENS Part 2
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This is the second in a two-part series about the science of THE FORCE AWAKENS. In this article I focus entirely on Starkiller Base. Part 1 covers everything else.
It took me several viewings of THE FORCE AWAKENS, and some reading up on the internet, to figure out exactly what the hell is supposed to be going on with Starkiller Base. That’s because the operation and storytelling behind it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
The idea is that Starkiller Base is a planet that has been outfitted with some really boss technology that sucks either matter or energy (this is somewhat ambiguous) from a star, then stores it in the planet. Then it shoots this beam of energy into hyperspace where it goes off and wipes out entire solar systems nearly instantaneously. In the process, it can suck so much energy from its parent star, that it somehow extinguishes it (whether or not it eats the entire star is ambiguous). Apparently, the whole planet can then go into hyperspace to find a new star.
There’s a lot here, so let’s break this into parts.
HAVE PLANET-GUN, WILL TRAVEL
At first I was very confused, because they never say in the film that Starkiller Base can move between stars like the Death Star could. So why build this insane monstrosity, if you can only use it once or twice before the star it is orbiting gets snuffed out? I mean, how often are you going to want to destroy *every* planet in another solar system?

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See all the Super Bowl 50 TV spots and trailers right here!

Super Bowl 50 is upon us and we all know you're extremely excited…for the commercials! And, why wouldn't you be, when companies are shelling out $5 million bucks per 30 seconds of airtime? The other big game draw for us movie geeks is the teasers and trailers that hit during this time as studios prep to sell their biggest titles between now and summer, grabbing the attention of more than 189 million…
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Awesome Art We’ve Found Around The Net: Aliens, Fargo, Robocop, The X-Files

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the…
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Capone has the Winners’ names for the early Chicago screening of THE WITCH, with director Q&A

Capone has the Winners’ names for the early Chicago screening of THE WITCH, with director Q&A
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Hey everyone. Capone here, with the list of winners of seats to an advance Chicago screening of THE WITCH on Monday, February 8, 2015 at 7:00pm, with a post-screening Q&A with writer-director Robert Eggers. Those who entered and won will receive an email from me shortly with the details on the location of the screening. If you entered this contest and your name is on the list, but you did not receive an email, let me know and I’ll get you the details. Although this is NOT an exclusive AICN event, our winners’ seats will be held until 30 minutes before showtime (meaning 6:30pm), at which point any unclaimed seats will be given away. Also, please be aware that this screening is deliberately overbooked to make sure we have a full house for our guest. So, please arrive no later than 6:30pm to make sure you get in and get a good seat. Absolutely no one will be admitted once the film starts. And because we’ve had way too many last-minute cancellations at recent screenings, the 24-hour cancellation policy does not apply for this screening. If you enter this contest, win, and cancel or don’t show up for ANY REASON, the Black List will become your new best friend. Here are the lucky winners… John Boreczky (+1) Eric Albert Branstrom (+1) Greg Brookens (+1) Adam Cavanaugh David Coupe (+1) Ryan Earhart (+1) Jeff Gabrielson (+1) Anthony Gagliardi Niall Glass (+1) Eli Golden (+1) Eileen Hannigan

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Bask in the stupidity of these new clips from Zoolander 2

Like ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES and DUMB AND DUMBER TO, ZOOLANDER 2 is one of those comedy sequels which is arriving many years after the original. As with any long-delayed and much anticipated sequel, there's the very real possibility that ZOOLANDER 2 won't measure up to its predecessor, but I'll give it this, it can't possibly get any more vacuous. Paramount Pictures…
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Olivia Munn Reveals New Image Of Psylocke In X-Men: Apocalypse

Olivia Munn has revealed a new image of herself as the mutant, psychic ninja Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse.The image was released after we asked her a question about her costume in the film..@SuperheroFeed Yes… pic.twitter.com/jQvbrUVEIb– oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) February 6, 2016Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most … …read more

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Channing Tatum once auditioned for Fast & Furious and it went horribly wrong

Although it's probably safe to say that Channing Tatum has achieved major success in the past few years, appearing in films like 21 JUMP STREET, MAGIC MIKE, and HAIL, CAESAR!, it wasn't that long ago when Tatum was just another struggling actor hungry for a breakout role. Tatum's chance at that role may have come earlier than it did, had he not bungled his audition for a film…
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Ethan Hawke approached about reprising his Training Day role for TV series

Trainsforming feature-films into television series seems to be quite the rage nowadays and one of the many upcoming film-to-TV series' in development is a present-day re-imagining of Antoine Fuqua’s TRAINING DAY. The series has found a home at CBS and is being brought back to life by Jerry Bruckheimer and Antoine Fuqua himself, who may direct the pilot episode himself. Training Day…
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Annette Kellerman pouts about THE CHOICE

To love or not to love, that’s The Choice you have
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I always try to go into any movie with as few preconceived notions aspossible. Though this is sometimes a nearly impossible feat, I stilltry to keep my mind open even when the subject matter or genre may notbe at the top of my list. Having said that, there are plenty of filmsthat I initially shun only to discover later how delightful theyreally are- again reinforcing the old “don’t judge a book by itscover” adage. Yet, sometimes even my most sincere leap of faith simplydoesn’t pay off, and I am sad to report that THE CHOICE falls intothis latter category. While I can most definitely say that there willbe legions of ladies who will disagree with my assessment, who willswoon at the declarations of love, who will ooh and ahh on girls’movie night, who will declare the leading man the hottest new sexsymbol, I will still be over on the other side judging the film on itsmerits and not its romanticism.Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, THE CHOICE isyour basic, paint-by-numbers love story. Boy (Travis) meets girl(Gabby), they hate each other initially, they find something incommon, they fall madly in love and may or may not live happily everafter. In this rendition, however, there is barely one iota of theusual turmoil or challenge to the blossoming romance- unless you countGabby’s pesky relationship with the young, successful, and handsomedoctor that gets dismissed way too easily in the second act. Within afew weeks of meeting (while her boyfriend is

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Annette Kelleman had THE CHOICE to spend time Lois-Lane-ing with Tom Welling!!!

He’s hot!
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This week, I had to opportunity to sit down with Tom Welling to chat about his role in THE CHOICE (in theaters 2/5), enthusiastic fans across genres, and the Supergirl question everyone has to ask. I hope you enjoy!

Annette Kellerman: Hi Tom. Welcome to Austin- have you had tacos yet?

Tom Welling: Actually, no, but we did have brisket from…what was that place…Lambert’s. It was so good.

AK: Yes, I know the place- they have live music sometimes too.

TW: Oh really? Sounds like Austin, live music.

AK: Exactly! I’m sure you’re gonna hear a live band before you leave too?

TW: Right.

AK: Were you a fan of the Nicholas Sparks novels prior to this?

TW: I wouldn’t say I was a fan, I’m not completely familiar with all the films. Obviously, I saw the notebook and I was so surprised even watching it that I did enjoy it as much as I did. Because he has such a great way to tell stories, it pulls on your heart. I mean, it literally does. I have not read any of the books, but I hear they’re great.

AK: Do you have any favorite romantic films that you drew from?

TW: Not specifically for this film, but I love a good rom com and classic romance movies. Casablanca, which could be the best movie ever made- there’s a lot of romance in that I feel. And I think there’s different levels of romance. There can be romance in a lot of action movies, you know what I mean? It’s

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Duke and Cobra Commander will be singin’ and dancin’ pilots together!

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will co-star in musical.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum have appeared in three films together thus far: HAVOC (before either of them had even broached the A-list), STOP-LOSS, and G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA. Today, it was announced that the two will finally co-lead a movie together, and even better… it’s a musical-comedy.

Gordon-Levitt actually came up with the concept, which involves “two pilots on a misadventure,” with writer Michael Bacall (MANIC, 21 JUMP STREET). Not much details beyond that, specifically in regards to time period (though one suspects it won’t be contemporary) or a title, but Universal has picked up the project and WICKED producer Marc Platt is also onboard.

Obviously, both actors have shown their talent for singing and dancing over the years, with Tatum practically owing his current mainstream stardom to his moves in MAGIC MIKE. I wasn’t too keen on his singing during his “showstopping” (a lot of folks are using that word…I found the scene overlong and distracting) musical number in HAIL CAESAR, but there’s no doubt that his dancing is top-notch. Gordon-Levitt, on the other hand, has pipes (he has a steady side career as a musician) as well as being light on his feet. Most importantly, the two have great charisma and charm, and can be real funny when the situation calls for it. Them headlining any picture would be worthy of attention, but there are so few legitimate musicals these days that these two leading men collaborating on one (which is allegedly R-rated, no less), rather than

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Ryan Reynolds Says There Are Over A Hundred Easter Eggs In Deadpool

There are over 100 Easter eggs in Deadpool, according to star Ryan Reynolds.Reynolds revealed the number during a Q&A on Twitter, saying those involved with the film last counted a couple months ago..@ianmcmahon15 #AskRyan pic.twitter.com/BsyvfERmdq– Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 5, 2016Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative … …read more

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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters get their own LEGO set

If there’s something strange in your LEGO neighborhood, who ya gonna call?

LEGO Ghostbusters… obviously.

And while LEGO has already released a set for the classic Ghostbusters line-up, who accompanied a LEGO version of the Ecto-1, a new set is planned for release later this year for the crew of Paul Feig’s GHOSTBUSTERS.

Earlier today, LEGO released the first images of their LEGO…
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This Green Room Takes No Break For Murder

A Red Band trailer was released for Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, this week. The film, part horror and part thriller, involves a skinhead rock concert and a murder. This band might have bitten off more than they can chew, in this exciting clip. The Green Room stars Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat and Patrick Stewart. Fans of thrillers can find more on the film here.

The concert takes place at a secluded hall. In this location, a group of skinheads act out violently, leaving one man with a brutal head injury; he later dies. Unfortunately, one of the band members witnesses the final moments of the act, leaving his life in jeopardy. Trying to cover up the murder, the band is targeted by a gang of white power skinheads.

The film’s Red Band trailer is a terrifying one. The protagonists are chased from room to room by dogs, until they are finally captured. Now, there is no way out, unless they fight back, with equal levels of violence. As well, the film’s theatrical poster is hosted here. This…
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Top Stories of the Week: Steven Soderbergh and ‘The X-Files’ Make Big Returns

The Entire Planet is Watching ‘The X-Files’ Revival, and That’s Terrible News for TV
What it boils down to, though, is what makes a TV show a good candidate for revival and what makes a bad one. To some, the difference may be clear. With “The X-Files,” the ongoing (and unfinished) conspiracy story combined with its (stellar) episodic “monster of the week” fare makes it an excellent candidate for continued success. As long as Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are back, so are we.

Steven Soderbergh Emerges from Retirement Once and For All — With Channing Tatum
Soderbergh will make his comeback with “Lucky Logan,” according to a story first reported by Variety. No plot synopsis has been revealed, though it is confirmed that Gregory Jacobs is attached to produce and Channing Tatum is on board to star.

Why Everyone’s Wrong About the Second Season of ‘Serial’
The second season of the hit podcast has taken a baffling quantity of flack…

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The Best Trailers of the Week: ‘The Witch’ and ‘Green Room’ Bring the Genre Thrills

“The Witch”The new trailer for Robert Eggers’ acclaimed horror film teases the terror that’s in store for a banished New England family. The movie opens nationwide on February 19.

“Green Room” The horror-thriller is the latest exercise in revenge from Jeremy Saulnier, who last impressed with his expertly staged debut “Blue Ruin.” The film will open in limited release on April 15, before expanding nationwide on April 29.

“Demolition”Ever since causing quite the stir on opening night of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival by passionately dividing critics, audiences have been left waiting in the wings for Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Demolition,” but that’s about to change as the drama’s April 8 release date quickly approaches.

“Sunset Song”Weaving together poetic drama and strong character work, the new trailer assures Terence Davies is back and better than ever. “Sunset Song” hits U.S. theatres on May…

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Deadpool Movie To Take Over Five Networks With Ads

Deadpool marketing is taking over Viacom’s television networks.Eight shows on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Logo and Spike will air nothing but customized Deadpool commercials for a three hour block on Monday night. Over the weekend, the networks will air ads “warning” viewers of Deadpool’s takeover.”It’s the biggest takeover stunt we’ve ever done with a partner,” … …read more

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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt teaming up for musical comedy

You can’t stop those song-and-dance men. You can only hope to contain them, and, by contain them, I mean hope they team up and make something fantastic together.

That’s what we have our fingers crossed to get as news spreads that Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are partnering up for an R-rated musical comedy featuring a pair of pilots. Universal managed to score the original project…
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Epic Pictures Picks Up ‘Half Life’ and SXSW Favorite ‘Uncle Kent 2’

READ: SXSW Review: ‘Uncle Kent 2’ is the Craziest Movie Sequel Ever

Epic Pictures Group has hit the ground running in their acquisitions ahead of the European Film Market, picking up rights for both “Uncle Kent 2” and “Half Life.”

Directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill”), the latter stars Dominic Monaghan (“Lord of the Rings,” “Lost”) as a lone safety inspector as he is assigned to determine why a remote nuclear power plant has suddenly gone offline. Set in the near future, the science-fiction thriller is Merrill’s fourth directorial effort and is currently in post-production.
The ambitious and creative “Uncle Kent 2” premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, receiving critical acclaim and plaudits for its refreshing take on sequels and its divergence from the mumblecore qualities that its predecessor had. Todd Rohal moves away from the naturalistic nature of the previous film and…

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A MacGyver movie is still being developed

Hollyqood has been trying to jumpstart the MACGYVER brand for years. The original series, starring Richard Dean Anderson, ran from 1985 to 1992, and maintains a legacy of a hero who was always able to get himself out of troublesome situations by using whatever items were nearby to concoct a flawless escape. It’s apparently been missed a great deal, because not only is CBS bringing forth a pilot to try to launch a…
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Watch: ‘The Americans’ Season 4 Trailer Teases Big Trouble

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“The Americans” is coming back for another year on FX next month. Two new trailers for the show have been released and they are sure to excite the vocal minority of “Americans” fans out there. They do exist, right?

Following up Margo Martindale’s Emmy win for Guest Actress in Season 3, “The Americans” barrels on into its Cold War-drenched Washington D.C. for another round. The political drama is sure to stir up even more intrigue in the season to come.

“The Americans” returns to FX for its fourth season on March 16. Check out the trailers above and below.

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James Franco getting behind the camera for wild stripper tale Zola Tells All

Is there anything James Franco can’t do? He acts. He writes short stories and poetry. He sculpts. He’s in a band. He teaches, he produces and from time to time he elects to direct a new film. Currently in the midst of production on THE DISASTER ARTIST, which examines the making of THE ROOM, it’s his next project that is certainly going to turn some heads.

Franco has signed on to direct ZOLA TELLS ALL, an…
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Gravitas Ventures Picks Up Award-Winning Sundance Doc ‘Jim’

Read More: Sundance Review: Documentary ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ Is An Incredibly Moving Portrait Of The Late Journalist

One of the most acclaimed and heart-wrenching films to come out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Jim: The James Foley Story” is making good on its acclaim (it won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary) by being picked up by Gravitas Ventures. The indie film distriubter has acquired U.S. VOD and DVD rights, as well as all Canadian rights to the film.

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced the world to ISIS. “Jim: The James Foley Story,” directed by Foley’s close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists.

“Gravitas is honored to work on…

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Cool Videos: Celebrate 30 years of Coen brothers films with this supercut

Now that HAIL, CAESAR! is out in theaters, I figured it'd be a good time to look back at the past 30 years to see the directorial stylings of the Coen brothers. Evidently I wasn't the only one, as YouTube user somersetVII as uploaded a supercut of the 16 films leading up to CAESAR. RAISING ARIZONA, FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and TRUE GRIT are just some of the films you'll…
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Christopher Nolan and Hoyte van Hoytema to Reunite for WWII Epic ‘Dunkirk’

READ: Why Sam Mendes Wanted to Shoot ‘Spectre’ in 35mm

Hoyte van Hoytema has certainly been making a name for himself in Hollywood lately. With blockbuster films like “Spectre” and “Interstellar” under his belt, the Swiss-born cinematographer is now poised to continue his foray into big-budget moviemaking by working with Christopher Nolan yet again for “Dunkirk.” The news was first reported by The Film Stage.

Before “Interstellar,” Nolan had exclusively worked with cinematographer Wally Pfister, save for his directorial debut, “Following.” The departure of Pfister (who went on to direct the lackluster Johnny Depp film, “Transcendence”) led many to speculate as to who the next director of photography would be for the meticulous and demanding Nolan. The British director chose none other than the BAFTA-nominated Hoytema to work the camera for “Interstellar.” The cinematography, which found Hoytema using…

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Quint reviews the Coen Bros joint HAIL, CAESAR!

Did Ain’t It Cool’s Eric “Quint” Vespe love the new Coen Brothers movie? Would that it’were so simple…
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some thoughts on the newest flick from the Brothers Coen.
I have to preface this review with a little caveat: I’ve only seen Hail, Caesar! once.
That’s an important thing to note because there’s never been one Coen Bros movie that I feel the same about on second viewing as I did the first. Never. And I’m saying this as someone who was a fan of The Big Lebowski on viewing one. I vividly remember the press screening. I was 17 and I drove Harry and his dad to the screening. It was packed and no exaggeration… we were the only three people in the theater laughing at absurd comedy on display. It was a pivotal screening experience for me, actually. It was the first time I registered a film going over the audience’s head. They just flat out didn’t understand it. In the few years after I had similar experiences with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Office Space.
For many people The Big Lebowski was a grower and I’m not saying I was above that. I started out loving the movie, but I’ve only loved it more as the years have passed. It grew for me, too. The only difference is where I started on it.
The same can be said of almost every Coens movie. The only one that comes to mind that went the other way is Intolerable Cruelty. To be fair, I haven’t revisited The Ladykillers recently, but I gave Cruelty a shot

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Check out these behind the scenes pics of Luc Besson’s sci-fi epic Valerian

Filmmaker Luc Besson is knee-deep in production on his sci-fi epic, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (say that 5 times fast) and has taken the time to upload a behind-the-scenes picture almost every day. What we have here are some of the actors taking part, namely Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Rutger Hauer, and Rihanna, as well as some of the sets and styles of the upcoming picture. Take a look!…
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Watch: How Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover Worked Opposite ‘Mr. Pig’ (Sundance Exclusive)

This year’s “Indiewire in Conversation at Chase Sapphire on Main” panels at the 2016 Sundance Film festival were concluded with a frank discussion about Diego Luna’s third feature film, “Mr. Pig.”

READ: Watch: Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon on the Trials and Tribulations of ‘Other People’ (Sundance Exclusive)

The road film follows Eubanks (Danny Glover), who has lost or fumbled just about everything in his life except the one thing he loves most: his pigs. His daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), yearns for her father to be there for her and his grandchildren. But despite Eunice’s pleas of closeness, Eubanks remains distant and overwhelmed with stress, so much so that he is goaded into taking his last prized pig down to Mexico in order to sell it for upwards of $50,000. In an attempt to save her father, Eunice travels with the aging man to Mexico, in a last ditch effort to find love, harmony, and familial intimacy with him.

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Ryan Renolds Can Imagine Doing Something with Spider-Man

Ryan Reynolds is hosting a twitter Q&A today, where he’s responding to questions with short video answers. One fan, who probably has liked Deadpool and Spider-Man’s interactions either in comics or animated form, asked if he could imagine doing something with Spider-Man.Well, his answer was pretty typically Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool, but he did say yes..@danielboettich #AskRyan pic.twitter.com/gVuM6efW4g– … …read more

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For Your Consideration: How Will This Year’s Best Sundance Features Factor in the Next Oscar Race?

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Editor’s note: The updated version of our For Your Consideration column looks at films and events related to awards season that we find exciting and different. For detailed analysis of every Oscar category, check out our Oscar pages.

The Sundance Film Festival may not play a role in the awards season conversation the way that the fall festivals do, but nearly every edition of the Park City gathering offers a few Oscar hopefuls with some potential for making the cut. The 2015 lineup was no exception. The current list of Oscar nominees includes films from Sundance’s premieres section (“Brooklyn”) and documentary competition (“Cartel Land,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?”), and now that the 2016 program has finished up, a number of buzzworthy titles seem well-positioned to creep into the next round of awards hype in the months to come.

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Listen to Junkie XL’s Batman theme from the Batman V Superman score

Given that composer Hans Zimmer worked on Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, he chose not to create the theme for Ben Affleck's Batman, instead handing over the reigns to Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL. While the two artist have collaborated to create the entire score for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Holkenborg was responsible for bringing the Batman theme to life. Curious to hear how it…
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