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'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' And 'Hugo' Dominate 2012 Saturn Award Nominations

February 29th, 2012 9:57am EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The final Harry Potter movie and Martin Scorsese's Hugo will lead the way at the 2012 Saturn Awards after scooping 10 nominations apiece.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Hugo will compete with Immortals, The Muppets, Midnight in Paris and Thor to be named Best Fantasy Film at the prize giving, which recognizes achievement in movie genres such as sci-fi and horror.

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams' Super 8 nabbed eight nods and Captain America: The First Avenger scooped seven, while The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol both picked up six nominations.

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'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Named 2011's Most Mistake-Ridden Movie

December 21st, 2011 9:00am EST
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Director Michael Bay's action-packed Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has been named the most mistake-ridden movie of 2011.

Eagle-eyed film fans have reported 58 blunders in the third installment of the Shia LaBeouf release, six more than the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, On Stranger Tides.

However, the big franchise films aren't the only ones named and shamed in MovieMistakes.com's end of year poll - X-Men: First Class (30 mistakes), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (20 mistakes), and Super 8 (17 mistakes) are also filled with errors.

Website creator Jon Sandys al...
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Elle Fanning Receives Children Of The World Award

November 24th, 2011 4:30pm EST
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Teen star Elle Fanning was hailed as a role model for children around the world at a glitzy gala in New York on Monday.

The Super 8 star and her actress sister Dakota, who was unable to attend the benefit, were picked to receive the Children of the World award for the positive example they have set for youngsters.

The gala, hosted by the Children of Chernobyl charity, marked the 25th anniversary of the Ukraine disaster and Fanning told reporters she is inspired by the courageous kids living in the aftermath of the nuclear reactor's meltdown in 1986.

She says, "I wasn't even born when all...
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J.J. Abrams 'Devastated' To Learn Casting Assistant Is A Sex Offender

November 18th, 2011 8:33am EST
J.J. Abrams
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has been left shocked after discovering a casting assistant on his Super 8 movie has a record as a sex offender.

Police records show Jason James Murphy was convicted of kidnapping and molesting an eight-year-old boy in Washington state 15 years ago. Abrams recently learned the 35 year old is the same person his casting directors hired as an assistant to the kids on the set.

He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "It's shocking and it's devastating, not just as a filmmaker but as a father and someone who is entrusted to make sure that everyone I work wit...
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Check Out Spielberg's Mysterious 'Super 8' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 22

November 11th, 2011 7:30am EST
Super 8
Writer and director J.J. Abrams teamed with producer Steven Spielberg for "Super 8," a period sci-fi thriller set in the late 1970s that centers on a mysterious train crash in a small Ohio town.

Summer, 1979: a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train.

When the locals start to disappear and even the inquisitive deputy can't come up with answers, suspicions emerge that the incident was anything but an accident.

As the truth finally begins emerge, no one is prepared to learn what now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once...
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'Super 8' Debuts On Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack With Digital Copy Nov. 22

September 21st, 2011 7:07pm EDT
Super 8
Called “a mind-blowing masterpiece” (FOX-TV), writer/director J.J. Abrams’ (Star Trek) breathtaking adventure SUPER 8 debuts in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy November 22, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Produced by Amblin, Bad Robot and Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, the exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth—something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, h...
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'X-Men: First Class' Named The Most Blunder-Filled Movie Of 2011, So Far

June 28th, 2011 11:27am EDT
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is leading a Hollywood list of shame - it's the most mistake-filled film of 2011 so far.

At the halfway stage of website MovieMistakes.com's annual rundown of blunder-full pictures, the superhero blockbuster - starring James McAvoy - leads the field with 24 errors.

The howlers include a wrongly-dated Nazi coin, a character's hand changing position after it has been stabbed and pinned to a table with a knife, and an actress' hairstyle changing mid-scene.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is second in the list, with 13 mistakes including a plateful of cream ...
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'Cars 2' Races To Top Of Weekend Box Office

June 27th, 2011 8:59am EDT
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Pixar Animation's "Cars 2" raced to the top of the box office at the weekend, raking in $68 million.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake's new comedy "Bad Teacher" premiered at number two with an impressive $31 million and Ryan Reynolds' "Green Lantern," which earned the first place opening last week, fell to the third spot with $18.4 million.

The new top five is rounded out by "Super 8" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins."
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'Green Lantern' Dominates Weekend Box Office

June 20th, 2011 8:46am EDT
Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds' superhero movie Green Lantern has shot to the top of the box office charts with an opening weekend $52.7 million take.

The film was an easy winner among new releases, with Jim Carrey's family comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins" coming in third with $18.2 million.

The two debuts sandwiched last week's chart topper, "Super 8," which slipped to two on the new box office countdown.

The new top five is rounded out by prequel "X-Men: First Class" and sequel "The Hangover Part II."
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Spotted: Dakota Fanning Without Make-Up

June 14th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning arrived at her New York City hotel yesterday sans make-up in a long floral print dress and blazer. How do you think she looks without lipstick, mascara and all the trimmings?

The 17-year-old has several films in production, including "The Motel Life," "Mississippi Wild," and "Very Good Girls." She also stars in the anticipated vampire flick "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" and its sequel, Part 2.

Her younger sister Elle is currently starring in America's number-one film "Super 8."
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Green Lantern,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' & More

June 13th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Green Lantern
I was impressed last week by the J.J. Abrams picture “Super 8,” which pays skillful homage to the craft of film’s executive producer on the project, Steven Spielberg. Abrams takes his own trademark intrigue and mashes it up with themes present in classic Spielberg stories like “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Jaws,” to create a movie that is both visually impressive and possesses heart. For more of my thoughts, check out my review if you haven’t already.

Hitting the box office this week are the Ryan Reynolds comic book vehicle “Green Lantern,” the Jim Carrey comedy “Mr. Popper’s Pe...
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'Super 8' Wins Weekend Box Office

June 13th, 2011 8:44am EDT
Super 8
Director J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi mystery "Super 8" has landed atop the box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $37 million.

The film, produced by Steven Spielberg, follows a group of budding teenage filmmakers who witness a train crash while making a home movie and subsequently begin to experience abnormal happenings in their small Ohio town.

Super 8's big debut bumps X-Men: First Class into second place, which took an additional $25 million in its second week on release, boosting its domestic total to $98.9 million.

The Hangover Part II came in third place, while Kung Fu Panda...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Dakota Fanning and Kim Kardashian

June 10th, 2011 9:19am EDT
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Shining Star - Dakota Fanning: How can this be? A kid who grew up in Hollywood, became uber famous at a very young age, and still seems, dare I say, “normal?”

Dakota Fanning celebrated a major milestone this week – her high school graduation. Now, according to the young star’s sister, the 17-year-old actress is headed to a college campus (and it’s not even a movie set.)

Elle Fanning, who’s starring in the upcoming movie, Super 8, told “Access Hollywood” that her older sis is going to college, “somewhere on the East Coast.” Fanning was reportedly accepted into New York University and was s...
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Review: 'Super 8' Mashes Up Abrams Style Intrigue With Classic Spielberg Themes

June 9th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Summer movie season is synonymous with the release of big budget fluff, containing generous amounts of eye candy to fuel ticket sales. These blockbusters place greater stock in satisfying us visually than investing us emotionally, which is disappointing for moviegoers longing for more substantial stories. Every once and a rare while though, you can find a summer film that has excellent special effects and a heart, like “Super 8,” a science fiction thriller written and directed by J.J. Abrams.

With “Super 8,” Abrams crafts a period piece which pays skillful homage to the moviemaking heyd...
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'Harry Potter,' 'Super 8' & This Summer's Five Other Must-See Movies

June 9th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The perfect recipe for a summer must-see film boils down to this: it either has to be full of adrenaline pumping action that usually involves some supernatural powers, or it has to be outrageously funny and maybe even a little cringe-worthy, or it’s a romantic comedy, which, hey, is always in season.

This summer has already been kicked off to a start with a string of blockbuster hits. You’ve got your superhero action films, “Thor,” “X-Men,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you’ve got a heaping dose of the funnies, with the record-breaking “The Hangover Part II” and its female equivalent, ...
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Review: 'Super 8' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree (Sort of) This SciFi Coming Of Age Story Comes Up Short (Video)

June 8th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Super 8
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: 'Super 8' is written and directed by J. J. Abrams. This film could have been the 'ET' for a new generation of film goers... Unfortunately... it misses the mark.

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town set out to make a zombie movie. While shooting their Super 8 film, the kids witness a catastrophic train crash and, after barely escaping themselves, they come to discover that this was not an accident.

Soon after, unusual disappearances begin to take place in town and local Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) along with these aspiring f...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Super 8, 'Judy Moody And the Not Bummer Summer,' & More

June 6th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Super 8
This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to see the Paul Feig comedy “Bridesmaids” starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. Because the trailers just made it seem like a female version of “The Hangover,” I was not incredibly enthused to see it at first. When I actually watched it though, I was thoroughly impressed by the strength of the story (written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo) and the universal appeal of the humor despite the dominance of female characters.

Wiig’s Annie, is a down-on-her-luck character: her dream bakery failed in the struggling economy and as a result, she can barely a...
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Meet 'Super 8' Star Riley Griffiths

June 3rd, 2011 4:59pm EDT
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A week from today, J.J Abrams' highly anticipated flick Super 8 hits theaters. To get you ready for the 1979-set thriller, I sat down with one of the stars, 14-year-old Riley Griffiths (who plays Charles in the film) to talk about what it's like to tackle such a big project at such a young age.

Let's get the obvious question out of the way: tell me about Charles, your character in the film.

Charles is kind of the group leader of all the kids [and] Joe's best friend. He's the director of the zombie movie within the movie. He's very bossy, very production-value crazed. I actually had...
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Hot Legs: AJ Michalka In Las Vegas

October 13th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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AJ Michalka showed up to an Andre Agassi Foundation benefit concert this week looking sexy in a short black sparkly dress.

19-year-old AJ is part of the sister acting/singing duo Aly & AJ. She most recently starred in "Secretariat" opposite Diane Lane.

Her sister Aly currently stars in the CW series "Hellcats" while AJ is in the upcoming films "Slow Moe," "Super 8" and "Renaissance Girl."

See more photos of AJ here!
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J.J. Abrams Heads To Alcatraz

September 17th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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J.J. Abrams is one busy guy lately. Recently I reported he and ‘Dark Knight’ scribe Jonah Nolan were working on a new television crime-thriller and today Deadline reported that Fox has greenlit a show based on Alcatraz, the infamous prison located on an island in the San Francisco Bay that housed some pretty famous criminals such as Al Capone. Abrams is set to produce the series and will work with ‘Lost’ writer Elizabeth Surnoff and producer Bryan Burk.

There have been a few other properties that feature Alcatraz as the setting. A few that come to mind are ‘Escape From Alcatraz’, ‘...
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