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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Is Most Viewed Of 2014

July 29th, 2014 1:12pm EDT
Fifty Shades of Grey
More people have watched the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" trailer than other movie trailer this year. The nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip shows college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and billionaire businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) meeting for the first time - and then things get hot.

The seductive trailer, which features the couple's burgeoning S&M relationship, was released online on July 24 and had over 36.4 million YouTube views within its first week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That's more than "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (31 million), "Godzilla" and "Tran...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Must For Fans

July 29th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Twin Peaks
The day has come that all "Twin Peaks," coffee, cherry pie and Michael J. Anderson dancing in the red room fans have been waiting for – the arrival of the 10-disc Blu-ray set "Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery...And The Missing Pieces" is here. (Out today July 29 from Paramount / CBS Home Entertainment) So the big question right off the bat is does this set finally put all others to rest (including the previously decent Definitive Gold Box DVD Edition!) while exceeding expectations and thus warrant the purchase of a Blu-ray set in the day and age of digital downloads? The answer - you betc...
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Christopher Walken To Play Ape Leader King Louie In 'Jungle Book'

July 29th, 2014 8:43am EDT
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken is the latest star to join Jon Favreau's "Jungle Book" remake. He will play ape leader King Louie. Singer Louis Prima played Louie in the 1967 Disney film adaptation.

The movie centers on Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is friends with a bear and a panther and whose enemy is a tiger.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will play Mowgli, the orphan. The live-action/animation adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book will also feature Idris Elba (villanous tiger Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong'o (mother wolf Raksha), Scarlett Johansson (python Kaa) and Ben Kingsley (panther Bagheera).

In addit...
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4 Reasons Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Be Awesome

July 28th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
4 Reasons Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Be Awesome
When Disney bought out Lucasfilm in 2012 and gained the rights to Star Wars, pretty much no one saw it coming. One second fans of the franchise were lamenting the handling of the prequel trilogy, while the next the sheer prospect of a sequel trilogy -and the endless possibilities that go with it- were utterly tantalising.

Though the plot of Star Wars Episode 7 is unknown, filming is currently under way, with Disney viewing a December 18th 2015 release date. But after being stung by Jar Jar Binks, interplanetary politics between Naboo and the Trade Federation, Anakin Skywalker and an overu...
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The First Teaser Trailer For 'The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Five Armies' Has Arrived (Watch It!)

July 28th, 2014 3:21pm EDT
The First Teaser Trailer For 'The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Fiv
The first teaser trailer for the final installment in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has arrived, as promised on Sunday, when Warner Bros. released a teaser trailer for the teaser trailer.

During the film's panel at Comic Con on Saturday, fans were treated to the new teaser early, and on Sunday the movie studio released a short, 15-second tease of what was to come in the new preview, released at 3pm ET on Monday.

Jackson and the cast of the film debuted the trailer during a panel for the film in which the director revealed that his leading lad...
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'Lucy' Beats 'Hercules' At Box Office With $44 Million Haul

July 28th, 2014 1:48pm EDT
'Lucy' Beats 'Hercules' At Box Office With $44 Million Haul
Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" easily topped the weekend box office with $44 million in ticket sales.

The actress plays the titular character, a student living in Taiwan who is tricked into delivering a suitcase. Then she's kidnapped, and a dangerous synthetic substance is surgically implanted in her body.

The substance leaks into her system and inexplicably gives her superhuman abilities. Her captors pursue her as she races to find a brain expert who can help her retain her humanity.

"Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the mythical demigod, fell to number two at the box offic...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Stage Fright'

July 28th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Stage Fright'
A musical with a slasher mentality at heart? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray chiller "Stage Fright" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. The songs and stabs get reviewed below!

Title: "Stage Fright"

Grade: 2

Cast: Allie MacDonald, Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf Aday

Director: Jerome Sable

Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: "Stage Fright" lovingly tries to be many things, but in doing so comes up short on all accounts. The comedy in both songs and staging falls flat and is severely spaced ...
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The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer Is Action Packed, Full Of Fire & Blood

July 28th, 2014 10:01am EDT
The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer Is Action Packed, Full Of Fire
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for its post-apocalyptic film "Mad Max: Fury Road" during Comic Con in San Diego, Calif., over the weekend.

"My name is Max. My world is fire and blood," says Tom Hardy, who plays the titular character.

And then the car chases and fighting commence. Director George Miller recently told Reuters that the movie is essentially a "105-minute chase scene through the wasteland." And the trailer shows just that.

The film takes place in a stark desert landscape where humans must fight to stay alive. Two rebels on the run may be the key to restoring order. F...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Skin'

July 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Skin'
Ready to be lured into the unknown? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Under The Skin" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the outer options below!

Title: "Under the Skin"

Grade: 3

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Rating: R

Runtime: 108 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Flick: Folks have been incessantly chatting up "Under The Skin" and it’s easy to see why. It’s an unusual, almost art picture that leaves a lot up to the imagination and story fully up to interpretation. (You don’t even...
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The First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Is Here!

July 28th, 2014 8:27am EDT
The First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Is H
It's finally arrived! The teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" premiered at Comic Con over the weekend, and it shows the rebellion gearing up for war.

"Listen to me. No one else can do this but her," says Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

Julianne Moore's President Alma Coin responds, "She won't be able to handle it. The games destroyed her."

"We need to unite these people out there. She's the face of this rebellion. They'll follow her," Heavensbee insists.

Meanwhile, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) warns: "Any association with the mocking jay symbol ...
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