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The Mockingjay Lives In New 'Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer

July 9th, 2014 7:13pm EDT
The Mockingjay Lives In New 'Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer
Lionsgate just released the second teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which features President Snow (Donald Sutherland) delivering another feel-good speech about Panem.

While Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) stand by his side, Snow declares: "Throughout this great nation, never have we been more unified. Because now more than ever, Panem is speaking with one voice. The Capitol and districts are bound together in solidarity."

The video is interrupted by Beetee Latier (Jeffrey Wright), who has hacked into the system to let the Capitol, and all...
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Disney Readies Another Classic Animated Film For Live-Action: 'Dumbo'

July 9th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Dumbo
Disney is reaching back into the 1940s for another classic carton to bring to life: Hollywood Reporter has revealed the House of Mouse has begun work on a live-action Dumbo.

The 1941 movie was the fourth feature film by Walt Disney Animation Studios, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and was nominated for Best Original Song for "Baby Mine."

Dumbo will become the sixth classic animated film by Disney to be re-imagined into a live-action feature. It follows Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderla...
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Christian Bale Gets Biblical In First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

July 9th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Christian Bale Gets Biblical In First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods
Christian Bale and Ridley Scott are teaming up for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which just got a first trailer that proves it aims to beat out Noah as the best Biblical epic this year.

In typical Ridley Scott fashion, the period piece will feature giant battles and sweeping sets, as seen in the first seconds of a trailer when two armies charge and a cloaked figure looks over a populated ravine at night. Joel Edgerton's Ramses snarls to Bale's Moses, "You say you didn't cause all this, you say this is not all your fault – so let's just see who is more effective at killing: you or me."

Exodus ...
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Daniel Radcliffe Says He Won't Play Harry Potter Again

July 9th, 2014 9:23am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe Says He Won't Play Harry Potter Again
Even though J.K. Rowling has written a new story about the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, actor Daniel Radcliffe won't be putting on his wizard's robe again.

On Tuesday he was asked during a TV critics press tour whether he would play Potter on the big screen again. According to the New York Daily News, he answered: "I'm inclined to say no. It's not even really a hypothetical question now."

He added, “I haven't read it yet, though I will. But my understanding is that it's very short, not worthy of adaptation to film."

Radcliffe, who is 24, pointed out that in Rowling's new s...
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J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story

July 8th, 2014 7:34pm EDT
J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story
Author J.K. Rowling has written a new story based off the "Harry Potter" characters, which takes places following the events in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The story is told from the perspective of The Daily Prophet gossip columnist Rita Skeeter and centers on Harry, now 34, who attends a Quidditch World Cup tournament with his sons James and Albus and wife Ginny Weasley, who is a reporter. Hermione, an employee at the Ministry of Magic, and Ron, a co-manager at Weasley's Wizards Wheezes, are also featured, along with Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.

Harry is decribed wit...
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Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Halts 'Star Wars' Production

July 7th, 2014 1:23pm EDT
Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Halts 'Star Wars' Production
Disney will close down production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" next month for a couple of weeks while Harrison Ford continues to recover from an ankle injury he sustained on set.

The actor, 71, broke his leg in early June after a piece of the spacecraft Millenium Falcon fell on him at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. Ford, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, had surgery, and less than three weeks after the incident was spotted hobbling around with a crutch.

Filming has since continued; however, movie executives have revealed that they will shut down production for two weeks in Au...
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RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyFy's Cult Hit

July 7th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyF
Yesterday, we brought you our list of 10 Movies So Bad, They're Good - well, no one knows a bad movie like Michael J. Nelson. He endured them for years as one of the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and currently, alongside his friends and fellow MST3K vets Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, makes them bearable for us as RiffTrax. This week, the RiffTrax guys are taking on one of their best choices over: SyFy's cult sea life-disaster movie, Sharknado. We chatted with Mike recently to ask him how such a feat of genius happened.

"It was funny. We were deluged with people, even before it cam...
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Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away Before Their Very Eyes In 'Boyhood'

July 7th, 2014 11:57am EDT
Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away
Boyhood is an ambitious film 12 years in the making - that's right, 12 years, and you might have only just heard of it.

Boyhood made its' Sundance debut in January of this year. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as two parents raising raising their young son from childhood into adolescence, hence the umbrella-like title of "Boyhood." The story is primarily belonging to Mason (Ellar Coltraine) who the film introduces at age six, and ends with him leaving for college.

Director Richard Linklater says that this film was a project he had been hoping to take on for some time, st...
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Top 9 Famous Kid Robots

July 6th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Top 9 Famous Kid Robots
There is a new robot in town. Well, if you wanna get technical it’s an android. So it won’t be flexing animatronic guns with these guys or be commanded to solve a murder mystery. But in an already crowded block of steel saviors, this ‘bot stands apart for having a baby face. That’s right. Kid robots, er androids are making a comeback. The newest resident of this small community is Ethan (read more about him below) from “Extant,” which priemeres July 9 on CBS. He comes from a long assembly line of kid ‘bots making TV and movie appearances. So, let’s boot up the memory packs and rewire them t...
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10 Movies So Bad, They're Good

July 6th, 2014 1:02pm EDT
Sharknado
For every good movie, there's likely at least two bad ones. And that's okay - because some of them are so bad that we fall in love with them in a whole other way. Remember Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? Plan 9 From Outer Space? Sharknado? And those are just the most famous films that were honestly less than stellar.

But there are plenty of other bad movies that are oddly worthwhile, and so we've gone looking for the ones that haven't gained infamy. Those terrible, yet somehow strangely endearing, movies that have somehow escaped mainstream notice. The ones we still talk about that migh...
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