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Blu-Ray Spotlight: 'Doctor Who,' 'Futurama,' 'Simpsons,' 'Star Trek,' 'Wolverine'

December 8th, 2013 4:06pm EST
Futurama
If you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, you've had a great few weeks in the home video department. Doctor Who, Futurama, The Simpsons, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Wolverine have all hit Blu-Ray since November. Here are our capsule reviews of all the new releases, so you can decide which ones deserve a place on your shelf. All hail the Hypnotoad!

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Just a few weeks after its global simulcast and special theatrical release, BBC Home Entertainment has made the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special available in a Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. The pri...
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Hugh Jackman Has Cancerous Growth Removed

November 21st, 2013 5:03pm EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is sporting a big bandage on his nose, but it could've been much worse.

The Wolverine actor shared the above photo on Instagram with the message, "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!

Basal cell carcinoma is a highly-treatable form of cancer caused by UV exposure, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. While it can spread and disfigure skin, it rarely moves to other body parts and becomes life-threatening.

The SCF notes over 2.8 mill...
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Hugh Jackman Tapped To Reprise Wolverine Role

November 6th, 2013 10:59am EST
The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in an upcoming sequel. Multiple reports indicate the "X-Men" star will once again play the mutant anti-hero, and director James Mangold will also be on on board for the project.

The new film will mark the eighth time Jackman has played James "Logan" Howlett and his alter ego. He recently portrayed the character in "The Wolverine" this past summer.

Jackman first donned the claws and sideburns in 2000 film "X-Men" and its two sequels. He also appeared in the spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and made a cameo in "X-Men: First Class."

In May,...
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Hugh Jackman to reprise Wolverine role for sequel

November 5th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Hugh Jackman
Actor Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine in a new sequel, according to multiple reports.

The X-Men star is reportedly onboard to play the mutant anti-hero in a follow-up to this summer's (13) The Wolverine, according to Eonline.com, and James Mangold is in talks to return to direct the project.

The movie storyline is currently under wraps, but the project will serve as the eighth time Jackman has donned the claws and sideburns to portray James 'Logan' Howlett's alter-ego.

He first played the part in 2000's X-Men, which spawned two sequels.

The actor then starred in ...
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'X-Men Days Of Future Past' - First Trailer Released (Watch It!)

October 29th, 2013 11:01pm EDT
X-Men Days Of Future Past
The first full-length trailer for next spring's X-Men: Days of Future Past was relesed on Tuesday, and the new clip gives quick glimpses of some new characters and confirms what the title suggests: time travel.

The film brings the cast of the first three X-Men films together with that of 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class and "the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes," according to director Bryan Singer, who answered fan questions during a fan chat on Twitter Monday.

The story finds Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) sending Wolverine (Hugh Jac...
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Hugh Jackman gifted with toy from paparazzo

September 29th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has a kind-hearted paparazzo to thank for his son's new toy after the snapper purchased the gift when the actor's credit card failed to work in a Berlin store.

The Wolverine star was photographed looking at presents for his kids during a promotional stop in Germany for his new film Prisoners, but he reportedly faced some issues at the register and ended up leaving the shop empty-handed.

The paparazzo decided to buy the present Jackman had been looking at and surprised him with the toy, which he readily accepted.

The exchange was caught on camera and in the picture, the actor...
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Hugh Jackman researched real desperate dads for abduction movie

September 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman studied real accounts of child abductions from desperate dads to prepare for his role in new film Prisoners, and he reveals he learned valuable lessons about fatherhood in the transcripts.

The movie star, who has two adopted kids, plays a parent searching for his kidnapped daughter in the film, and admits his research gave him a real sense of what it must be like to lose your children.

The Wolverine star says, "One father said... 'The most maddening thing is knowing that your child is waiting for you and can't understand why you're not there to protect them, why you're not th...
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Hugh Jackman Offered $100 million Wolverine Deal?

August 14th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has reportedly been offered $100 million to star in four more Wolverine movies.

The veteran actor has played the claw-wielding superhero a staggering six times on the big screen - including the recently released 'The Wolverine' - and movie studio 20th Century Fox is eager to sign him up for more movies, according to the National Enquirer.

However, it is claimed the 44-year-old actor is wary about accepting the offer as he doesn't want to be locked into a multi-year deal.

A source said: "Hugh has a very big decision to make. It's not every day an actor gets offered this kind ...
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'The Wolverine' Takes The Character To Captivating New Places

July 29th, 2013 1:12pm EDT
The Wolverine
After three busy “X-Men” films where Wolverine struggled to stand out, and one trainwreck solo picture, James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” finally does the character justice. Mangold not only satisfies us by providing depth to Wolverine’s familiar traits, but he surprises us by taking the character to captivating new places. Although his flick isn’t Oscar-worthy, the film is good enough to make its terrible predecessor “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” seem like a candidate for “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

Thankfully, “The Wolverine” seems to pretend that Gavin Hood’s “X-Men Origins” didn’t even ...
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'The Wolverine' Destroys The Competition At The Weekend Box Office

July 29th, 2013 11:12am EDT
The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman's "The Wolverine" dominated the weekend box office with a $55 million debut. The mutant superhero film also did well outside of North America, earning $86.1 million around the rest of the world, which covers its $120 million budget.

The film centers on Logan (Jackman), who finds himself in Japan in an unknown world where he faces unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that leave him forever changed.

The film received mixed reviews from critics. According to Starpulse, the film is "part Samurai, part super-hero, part crime drama, with lots of father/daughter...
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The Morning Roundup: 'Wolverine' Tops Box Office, Lady Gaga Goes Nude To Promote New Album, 'Star Wars' Update

July 29th, 2013 10:28am EDT
The Wolverine
The Wolverine topped the weekend box office with $55 million in ticket sales, more than double the number-two film, "The Conjuring," now in its second week. "Despicable Me 2" remained in the top three for its fourth-straight week, while "Turbo" and "Grown-Ups 2' rounded out the top five. Check out our review of "The Wolverine" here.

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale died on Friday at age 74. The guitarist died at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California after suffering a heart attack. Cale was famous for writing numerous hits for such artists as Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyr...
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The Wolverine destroys competition at U.S. box office

July 28th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
The Wolverine
Mutant superhero movie The Wolverine has clawed its way to the top of the U.S. box office to debut with a $55 million (£36.7 million) gross.

The action blockbuster, starring Hugh Jackman as the X-Men comics character, also fared well outside of North America, earning an impressive $86.1 million (£57.4 million) around the rest of the world to cover its $120 million (£80 million) budget.

The Wolverine's strength knocked last week's (ends21Jul13) U.S. number one, The Conjuring, into second place with takings of $22.1 million (£14.7 million), while animated family film Despicable Me 2 rounded...
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'The Wolverine' Review: The Clawed Superhero Mutant Is Back! Does It Entertain?

July 27th, 2013 7:05am EDT
'The Wolverine'
I really feel for The Wolverine, aka Logan (Hugh Jackman).  The poor guy can't die, doesn't have any cool people to hang out with and he's suffering from major depression.

On top of that, he's still in love with his ex girlfriend (Famke Janssen. Even though he killed her, their relationship seems to be going well.  Of course, Logan can only see her in his dreams.

No wonder our century year old mutant has the blues.

However, we don't know all of that quite yet.  

When 'The Wolverine' directed by James Mangold opens, Logan is having a flashback. It's 1944 and he's in Nagasaki, just as the...
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Hugh Jackman Is Flanked By Two Beautiful Japanese Actresses At 'Wolverine' U.K. Premiere

July 17th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Hugh Jackman Wolverine premiere
Hugh Jackman and his fellow co-stars attended "The Wolverine" premiere in London, England, on Tuesday. The actor arrived at the event in a white Audi R8, which costs more than $100,000.

Jackman posed on the red carpet with two of his sexy Japanese co-stars - Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima. It's Okamota's first film role, and she plays the object of Wolverine's affection, Mariko. Fukushima is a model who plays Yukio in the film.

Famke Janssen also attended the premiere, looking lovely in a pale pink floor-length gown.  Former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt showed up in a bright yellow ...
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Hugh Jackman takes security more seriously after gym scare

July 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is taking his personal security a lot more seriously after he was attacked by a crazed fan in a New York gym.

Katherine Thurston, 47, was arrested in April (13) after approaching the Les Miserables star as he worked out and throwing a razor at him.

Jackman revealed Thurston had been following him and his family for some time, but he had her welfare in his thoughts when he first commented about the scary encounter.

He told local TV news network 1010 WINS, "Here's a woman who obviously needs help, so I just hope she gets the help she needs."

Thurston was charged with fourth-d...
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'The Wolverine' Fights His Demons In New Trailer

May 21st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
The Wolverine
The new full-length trailer for The Wolverine has just been released, giving us a better idea of Logan's journey to Japan.

Still haunted by the events X-Men: The Last Stand, in which Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) had to kill Jean Grey (that's her, played by Famke Janssen, in the beginning of the trailer) so she wouldn't be corrupted by her latent Phoenix powers, Logan is found by an assassin who explains her employer has an offer: Death.

As the trailer explains, Wolverine saved a man's life during World War 2 by throwing him into a well and covering him as an atomic blast ripped through the ...
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Hugh Jackman Accosted By Fanatic While At The Gym

April 15th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Hugh Jackman
The star of the popular "X-Men" movies, Hugh Jackman, was attacked while pumping iron at his local gym on Saturday morning. Luckily, instead of fighting off Sabretooth or Magneto, the attacker was a crazed fan. The weapon of choice: an electric razor. The kicker? The razor was loaded with pubic hair.

Katherine Thurston approached Jackman and allegedly professed her love for him and threw her razor at him before running out of the complex. Thurston was caught shortly thereafter by local police and arrested. Jackman revealed later that Thurston has been stalking him and his family for some t...
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Hugh Jackman Heads To The Far East In First Full Trailer For 'The Wolverine'

March 27th, 2013 12:39pm EDT
The Wolverine
First, director James Mangold teased X-Men fans with a six-second Vine mashup of images from this summer's surefire blockbuster The Wolverine on Monday.

On Tuesday a 20-second teaser trailer was released via MTV.

Now, after two days of whetting our appetites for the latest film in the series, the first full trailer for "The Wolverine" is finally here. And it doesn't disappoint!

After a memorable cameo in X-Men: First Class, Hugh Jackman is set to hit the big screen again as the troubled title character in the latest installment of the superhero saga. The follow-up to 2009's X-Men Origins...
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Famke Janssen To Reprise Jean Grey Role In 'The Wolverine'

March 26th, 2013 11:13am EDT
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen will reprise her role as Jean Grey in The Wolverine.

The Dutch actress will return to the X-Men franchise as the telekinetic superhero with a cameo appearance in the upcoming Hugh Jackman-starring action flick, a new teaser trailer has confirmed.

The six-second clip, which was uploaded to video sharing website Vine by the film's director James Mangold, teases the return of Jean Grey, who was last seen in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.

Janssen first played the heroine in 2000's 'X-Men' and 2003 follow-up 'X2'.

The surprise cameo follows in the footsteps of Janssen's fellow o...
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Hugh Jackman And PSY Do 'Gangnam Style' On Set Of 'The Wolverine'

October 17th, 2012 1:11pm EDT
Hugh Jackman and Psy
X-Men's Wolverine has gotten into the latest dance craze that's been sweeping the world over, thanks to PSY's hit single "Gangnam Style."

The Korean singer joined actor Hugh Jackman for a little song and dance and gave the star a lesson on how to do his famous horse-riding dance on the Australian set of next year's sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Jackman stayed in character and PSY donned his own set of the iconic superhero's claws and they both posted photos to their twitter pages.

"Had a great time with @RealHughJackman #GangnamStyleWolverine~!!! lol," PSY writes

"Slicing gangnam ...
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Hugh Jackman Looks Ripped In First 'The Wolverine' Image

September 24th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
The Wolverine
The first promotional still for The Wolverine has been released - and as you can see, Hugh Jackman looks ripped for his upcoming role.

Jackman will be playing Marvel Comics' Wolverine for the fifth time, sixth if you count his short cameo in X-Men: First Class.

The production has had some troubles, however: Indie film star Darren Aronofsky was to direct the film, but pulled out when he decided to be with his family. The film will be shot in Japan.

James Mangold will be taking the helm instead. His previous work includes Walk the Line, Knight & Day, and Identity.

The Wolverine follows t...
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Jessica Biel Drops Out Of 'The Wolverine'

July 19th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel has decided not to star in forthcoming X-Men movie "The Wolverine." Casting directors approached the actress to play sexy villain Viper, a love interest for Hugh Jackman's mutant superhero, but she turned down the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The Wolverine" will be directed by James Mangold and is set to begin production next month in Sydney, Australia.

In the past, Biel turned down the opportunity to play Wonder Woman in a planned Justice League of America movie.

The actress stars in the upcoming sci-fi remake "Total Recall" opposite Colin Ferrell and Kate B...
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'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Sequel Gets Complete Rewrite

September 5th, 2011 10:19am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Production on Hugh Jackman's forthcoming movie The Wolverine is facing further delay - film executives have ordered a complete rewrite of the script.

Shooting on the latest installment in the X-Men franchise has already been pushed back until the spring due to unpredictable weather conditions in Japan, where part of the mutant superhero action blockbuster was due to be filmed later this year.

But according to Variety.com, the project has hit another stumbling block - director James Mangold has replaced The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie with Mark Bomback, who penned 200...
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