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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Has Found Its Villain

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"X-Men: Apocalypse" has found its titular villain: Oscar Isaac has reportedly nabbed the part. According to TheWrap, Isaac -- who stars in the upcoming "A Most Violent Year" and fellow sci-fi franchise flick "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" -- had been the frontrunner for the role, and won out over other actors including Idris Elba and Pedro Pascal. Tom Hardy was also reportedly in consideratio...

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Debuts in Only These Theaters This Weekend

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
UPDATE: StarWars.com has revealed a full list of theaters that will play the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer beginning this Friday. They are: AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY CA LOS ANGELES Indep EL CAPITAN CA IRVINE REGAL SPECTRUM IRVINE 21 CA SAN FRANCISCO AMC METERON 16 CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20 CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18 ...

'Jurassic World' Teaser Trailer Welcomes Us to the Park

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
The new teaser trailer for "Jurassic World," the fourth installment in the "Jurassic Park" franchise, may be short on content, but it's bursting at the seams with intrigue, as well as references to the original 1993 flick. (UPDATE: WATCH THE FULL TRAILER HERE) Clocking in at less than 20 seconds of footage, it's hard to parse too much from the clip, but there's a shot of the park's gates ope...

What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered. New on DVD and Blu-ray "What If" This charming indie rom-com stars Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace and Zoe Kazan as Chantry, two platonic friends who maybe, kinda sorta want to be more than friends. At least Wallace does; Chantry is in a long-term relationship, and Wallace h...

Why Did 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Have the Weakest Opening of the Franchise?

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
It seems weird to call a movie that premiered with an estimated $123 million weekend, the biggest box office opening of the year, a disappointment. And yet, by the lofty standards of the "Hunger Games" franchise, the "Mockingjay – Part 1" debut is surprisingly weak. After all, the first "Hunger Games" opened two years ago with $152.5 million, and last year's "Catching Fire" did even bette...

'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 7 Recap: You're Not Holding it Right

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Eschewing the season-long formula of focusing on one person or group per episode, this week's installment of "The Walking Dead" instead featured all of our characters equally, weaving together their storylines as a way to set up next Sunday's sure-to-be-epic showdown at Grady Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately for viewers, that meant that there wasn't too much action to enjoy, as this episode serv...

Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' Soars to the Top Spot

Posted By The Associated Press on November 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, Lionsgate's "Mockingjay" opened well below the $158 million debut of last year's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire." But the decision to split the final book in Suz...

10 of the Greatest Movie Transformations Ever

Posted By Cydney Fisher on November 11, 2014
In honor of Steve Carell's dramatic makeover in Bennett Miller's intense docudrama "Foxcatcher" (in theaters now), we compiled a list of some of the most extraordinary physical transformations ever on the big screen. From Christian Bale in "The Machinist" to Hilary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry," the lengths these stars will go to get the part just right is incredible. ...

5 Things Every Parent Should Know 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on November 11, 2014
The penultimate page-to-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy hits theaters today in what's expected to be one of the biggest releases of the entire year. Academy-Award winner and media darling Jennifer Lawrence returns once more as Katniss Everdeen, who managed to destroy the Hunger Games during the Quarter Quell, unleashing a revolutionary arrow that struck the Capitol ri...

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Snags Brenton Thwaites, Possibly Javier Bardem

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
Just like Jack Sparrow's liver, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The cast is slowly coming together for the fifth movie in the series, and its latest addition seems to be Brenton Thwaites. The young Aussie actor ("The Giver," "Maleficent," the upcoming "Son of a Gun") is reportedly in talks to join the cast as a British soldier named Henry. If he sig...

Watch Meryl Streep Slay 'Stay With Me' From 'Into the Woods'

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
Diehard musical theater fans have been skeptical about a lot of the choices that went into the film adaptation of "Into the Woods," but Meryl Streep as the Witch wasn't one of them. This featurette offers a sneak peek at Streep in action as she sings "Stay With Me" in a moving scene with Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy). Granted, it doesn't really make up for what we've seen of Johnny Depp as the W...

Get Into Pixar's 'Inside Out' With These Character Teasers

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
Pixar's newest heroine is Riley Anderson in "Inside Out," an animated film about a little girl with a lot of feelings. Riley's really going through a lot lately, what with her family's move from the Midwest to San Francisco, and "Inside Out" is a firsthand look at all the emotions she's struggling with inside her head. Disney and Pixar released some super short teasers to introduce each of Ri...

The Perfect Movies and TV Shows to Watch While You Fly Home for the Holidays

Posted By Mehera Bonner on November 11, 2014
Winter is coming, which means in a mere matter of weeks you'll be forced to get on a plane and make your way home (or to a tropical island, if you're lucky) for the holidays. Obviously, the only way to make it through the flight is to distract yourself with some quality screen time, and we've rounded up a list of television and movie favorites that will make your flight go by in no time. Whether y...

George Lucas Makes 'Strange Magic' in This New Trailer

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
What happens when you take a "Star Wars" mastermind, a classic Shakespearean romcom, and a whole lot of pop songs? The result is apparently "Strange Magic," an animated film coming out on January 23, written by George Lucas and inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The voice actors include Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, and Peter Stormare. T...

What in the World Is Going on at 'The Today Show'?

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
The most striking thing about Thursday's episode of the "Today" show may have been what you didn't see: No empty chair where Natalie Morales usually sits (she was there, calmly reading the news, as usual), and no other sign of the backstage turmoil that has engulfed the venerable morning news show this week, which had threatened the jobs of correspondents Morales and Willie Geist and has already...

23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Eddie Redmayne

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
If you don't know his name yet, you will soon. Eddie Redmayne has slowly become a household name in the past decade, starring in roughly a dozen films and even breaking out on stage. In fact, the young actor won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 2010. While Redmayne has made his mark in theater, the budding star looks to add an Oscar to his collection this fall. Beginning Friday, Redmayne ...

The 25 Best Christmas Movies Ever Made

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
Am I the only one who finds most Christmas movies hypocritical? They spend tens of millions on lavish productions, recreating Santa's workshop or some such, all to tell us that Christmas is not about material things but about simple pleasures. It's enough to make you long for the homespun, slightly threadbare charms of a classic Christmas movie, like "Meet Me in St. Louis," released 70 years ago t...

Last Night's 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' May Be the Most Hilarious Yet

Posted By Mehera Bonner on November 11, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. It's our favorite time of year: the time in which Jimmy Kimmel has celebrities read mean tweets about themselves! The eighth installment of this classic bit is off...

Donald Sutherland Says 'Mockingjay' Costar Jennifer Lawrence Is Like Jesus

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence has received some high praise in her day, racking up awards and accolades from both fans and her film industry peers. But the latest bit of love for the star might be the grandest compliment of them all. In an interview with E! News, Donald Sutherland, who stars with Lawrence in the "Hunger Games" films, raved about the actress, and name-dropped some pretty big shoes that he...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' 'The Theory of Everything,' 'Lilyhammer,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
This weekend, Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss Everdeen and the symbol of revolution in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," Eddie Redmayne stars as renowned physicist Stephen Hawking opposite Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything," the mob series "Lilyhammer" starring Steven Van Zandt returns for a third season on Netflix this Friday, and Pitbull hosts the 42nd Annual American Music...

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