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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Episode VIII and IX To Keep Focus On Luke Skywalker's Family

10/5/2015 11:48pm EDT
Luke Skywalker
There's a good possibility that there will be more than one character in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with the surname Skywalker, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy all but confirmed that this weekend.

The movie producer told warehouse store Costco's Costco Connection magazine that the sequel trilogy will focus on the continuing story of the Skywalker family, which began with Luke Skywalker in the very first "Star Wars" trilogy and continued on with the story of his father, Anakin, in the saga's prequel trilogy.

“The Saga films focus on the Skywalker family,” Kennedy said. "The st...

Australian Actor Says Admiral Ackbar Will Be In 'The Force Awakens'

10/5/2015 8:44pm EDT
Admiral Ackbar
That's what the Australian actor who played the leader of the Rebellion in Return of the Jedi says.

Tim Rose told the Australian Associated Press (AAP) (via The Australian) that he'll be reprising his 1983 role as the amphibious Mon Calamari commander in the highly anticipated seventh episode of the beloved sci-fi saga -- but he's not too thrilled about the secrecy surrounding the film.

"I'm very frustrated by that. Out of the need to be secret, we're not actually able to get everything we need to do our jobs as well as we could," he says. "And as someone who has been doing it for 35 year...

Kirsten Dunst: 'Creative People Are Blossoming On Television'

10/5/2015 6:10pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst Slams The Movie Business, Says Best Opportunities
Kirsten Dunst has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, and she's probably best remembered for her role as Mary Jane in the 2002 'Spiderman' movie some 13 years ago. But despite her success in some major blockbusters, Dunst now says she feels the best opportunities for creatives in Hollywood are in television, not film.

Dunst was interviewed by the U.K.'s Guardian for a piece that was published Sunday.

"People don't go to the cinema unless it's an event any more," the actress said. "The movie industry is a weird place, for sure, and the creative people are blossoming on televisio...

Hasbro Announces Four More 'Transformers' Movies!

10/5/2015 3:17pm EDT
An executive for Hasbro Studios announced over the weekend that the planned fifth installment of the "Transformers" movie franchise is in the works, along with three additional films based on the toys produced by the studio's parent company since the 1980s.

Stephen J. Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro, President of Global Entertainment and Licensing and President of Hasbro Studios, told the audience at the MIPJunior conference in Cannes, France, that the studio spent three months fleshing out the next 10 years of the Transformers storyline and came up with...

'The Martian' Takes Top Spot

10/5/2015 2:52pm EDT
Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office
It was a good weekend for Matt Damon as his film, 'The Martian,' brought in box office receipts that were out of this world.

The critically-acclaimed film also starring Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig earned $55 million through Sunday. The 20th Century Fox flick tells the story of an astronaut who is left for dead on The Red Planet and must use his wits to survive. 'The Martian' dethroned last weekend's winner, 'Hotel Transylvania 2', which brought in $33 million in its 2nd place showing.

'Sciario', a drug war drama starring Emily Blunt took the bronze medal with $12.1 million.

Some in...

Princess Leia's Gold Bikini Sold For What?

10/5/2015 12:10pm EDT
Princess Leia's Slave Bikini From Star Wars Goes For $96,000 At
Star Wars fever has been catching on around the world over the last few months in anticipation of Episode VII's debut this December. But it's an item from the original trilogy that was turning heads last Friday.

The skimpy bikini worn by Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in 'Return of the Jedi' was recently sold at auction for 63,220 pounds, or about $96,000. The costume was sold by US firm Profiles in History. Bidding originally opened at 52,000 pounds, according to BBC News.

The unnamed winner also took home a few other collectibles, including a collar, several chain links and a letter of ...

Matthew McConaughey Is Almost Unrecognizable On Movie Set

10/5/2015 10:53am EDT
Matthew McConaughey - Gold Movie Set
Actor Matthew McConaughey once dropped a large amount of weight to play the role that won him an Oscar in 'Dallas Buyers Club,' so it's clear he's a professional who is willing to do just about anything to fit the part he's asked to play. But that doesn't make his latest transformation any easier to look at.

The Academy Award winner was spotted this past weekend on the set of his new movie 'Gold,' and if you didn't know better, you might have been hard-pressed to tell that it was him. The actor is currently trading his six-pack abs and good looks for some extra body fat and a balding head....

What Jennifer Lawrence Confessed To May Make You Go Ew!

10/4/2015 1:06pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence Makes Shocking Confession, Admits Not Washing
Jennifer Lawrence, arguably, is one of the hottest and most tantalizing women in Hollywood. However, after you learn about J-Law's shocking confession, you may have second thoughts about swooning over her ever again.

During a recent chat with MTV, Jennifer Lawrence joined two other co-stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, in a Truth or Dare session. Needless to say, the A-listers went there with TMI, especially Jenn. Liam led the tell-all by choosing "Truth."

Host: "What's the most disgusting habit of one of your costars?"

Jennifer took the question...

Check Out 'Magic Mike XXL' On Digital Now, Blu-ray And DVD Oct. 6

10/4/2015 4:49am EDT
Check Out 'Magic Mike XXL' On Digital Now, Blu-ray & DVD Oct. 6
Picking up the story three years after Mike (played by Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel.

But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.

On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in sur...

Check Out 'Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) On DVD October 6

10/3/2015 4:32am EDT
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Peanuts going international in "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) on DVD for the first time ever on Oct. 6, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The film was released in theaters in 1980, and the DVD is digitally remastered.

"Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown" features Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie as exchange students who visit France for two weeks.

Snoopy and Woodstock also make the trip, which combines mystery, intrigue, and romance combined with misadventures that seem to follow Charlie Brown wherever he goes....