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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Will Get a Cassette Release

Posted By Katie Roberts on Oct 21st 2014 6:09PM
Taking a cue from Star-Lord himself, Marvel is bringing the cassette back into fashion by planning a tape release of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack, "Awesome Mix Vol. 1." While the soundtrack was previously available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats, everyone who's seen the flick knows that it originated in cassette form, as a gift from Peter Quill's mother to the young boy. As he... read more

The New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Teaser Pits Gale Against Peeta

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
While the love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta hasn't been the main focus of the "Hunger Games" films thus far, it's about to take a big leap forward in "Mockingjay," as the latest teaser proves. The new clip features Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) watching in disbelief -- and relief -- as she sees Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) give an address on behalf of the Capitol, urging residents of...

Babs Is Back! Barbara Walters Will Host 'Most Fascinating' Special Again

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Despite retiring from broadcasting and claiming she was done with her annual "Most Fascinating People" special, Barbara Walters will once again return to our screens this year with her round-up of interesting celebs. ABC has revealed that Babs will be back to host "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," set to air on the network on December 14. Despite retiring from "The View" in May,...

Director James Wan Will Return for 'The Conjuring 2'... and Maybe a DC Superhero Flick

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
James Wan will scare the bejeezus out of audiences again, as Deadline reports the director will return to helm "The Conjuring 2." Wan directed the first "Conjuring" flick, which was a hit for New Line, and execs were eager to bring him back for the follow-up. The sequel is set to begin production next summer, with an eye for a 2016 release. (The original fall 2015 release schedule was bumped...

10 Reasons You Need to Just Go and See 'John Wick' Already

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Last month, we attended Fantastic Fest, a film festival held in Austin, Texas, that is, to use a scientific term, totally bonkers. It's a place where new and incredibly weird genre movies play and are instantly eaten up (or harshly rejected) by geeky audiences. It's the kind of film festival that celebrates movies that contain (among other things) fountains of blood, animal cruelty, and...

Here's the Full Tracklist for Lorde's 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack, With Audio

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Lionsgate has finally revealed the full tracklist -- minus one surprise song yet to be announced -- for the Lorde-curated soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," and it's bursting with big names. Among the musicians featured are CHVRCHES, Charli XCX (featuring Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon), Grace Jones, Haim, Tove Lo, and a Kanye West remix of the soundtrack's first single,...

Keanu Reeves Wants to See John Wick 'Get All Weird'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Keanu Reeves has been many things over the years The One, Ted, sad. But this week he assumes a new role as John Wick in the movie of the same name, a high octane thriller directed by a pair of former stuntmen (David Leitch and Chad Stahelski) and so relentlessly entertaining that it will make you forget about whatever the hell "47 Ronin" was. In "John Wick," Reeves essays the role of a former...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Nate Parker Share a Moment in This Exclusive 'Beyond the Lights' Preview

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
Love stories featuring two people from opposite sides of the track are as old as time, but "Beyond the Lights" puts a very modern twist on the timeless tale. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Noni Jean, a rising young singer who's just won a Grammy. Nate Parker is Kaz Nicol, a hard-working cop. They meet when he saves her from a nearly fatal suicide attempt. And though they're on completely...

James Gunn Spills 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Secrets

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
After "Guardians of the Galaxy" was such a smash hit for Marvel and Disney, how will director James Gunn top himself for the sequel? "It's going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes," Gunn revealed. "In really horribly brutal fashion." HE KIDS. He's totally kidding. Gunn was joking around today about "Guardians of the Galaxy...

Matthew McConaughey Refuses to Apologize for His Past

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
The McConaissance of the last several years culminated with Matthew McConaughey's Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Emmy nomination for "True Detective," but the idea that he needed a comeback relies on the notion that he'd fallen into a rut formed by mediocre romantic comedies. But in the latest issue of GQ, McConaughey said the McConaissance ""may make a more interesting narrative and a...

David Alan Basche Tells Us His 5 Favorite Movies Featuring Sitcom Stars

Posted By Moviefone Staff on October 10, 2014
Each year, the All American High School Film Festival selects the best short films from student filmmakers across the country and showcases them for attendees at its annual, New York City-based festival. Moviefone is proud to call itself a partner of the festival, and this year, "The Exes" star David Alan Basche will be a judge and a presenter. Basche has an extensive career in film, appearing...

What's Worth Watching This Week: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Life After Beth,' 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'

Posted By Jenni Miller on October 10, 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 "La dolce vita" Even if you snagged "La dolce vita" on Blu-ray when it was available via Kino Lorber, you'll still want to upgrade to this fancy Criterion edition. This new release received the 4K digital restoration treatment, and the extras...

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Will Set a Very Expensive Marvel Record Once It's Finished

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Marvel is upping its visual effects game with forthcoming "Avengers" sequel "Age of Ultron," as one of the studio's effects executives has revealed that the flick will have the most visual effects shots of any Marvel movie. Victoria Alonso, the executive vice president of visual effects and postproduction for Marvel Studios, told a crowd at the VES Summit this weekend that the studio is...

Here's Your First Look at Disney's 'Moana,' Setting Sail in 2016 (PHOTO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Late last year, riding high on the success of female-centric flick "Frozen," Disney announced that another young girl would be at the heart of its next animated feature, "Moana." Now, the Mouse House has revealed a first look at concept art for the upcoming film, and announced a new, closer release date. The photo (click here for a larger version), released on Walt Disney Animation Studios's...

Forget 'Fury,' 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Are the Real Box Office Titans

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton and Bill Murray haven't been box office heavyweights for ages, but at the art-house, both men are setting ticket sales on fire, with "Birdman" and "St. Vincent," respectively. During what proved to be a ho-hum weekend for mainstream, wide-release movies, led by Brad Pitt's underperforming "Fury," Keaton and Murray were among the stars packing them in at the indie theaters. ...

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Blasts 'Gone Girl' From Top of Box Office

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend. Fox's "Gone Girl"...

Body of Missing 'August: Osage County' Actress Found in Ravine

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." In a statement, the medical examiner's office said Friday that the 32-year-old woman died Oct. 5. That's the day her family told police that the...

Ian McKellen Has Some Great Advice for Young Students

Posted By Jesse Ferreras on October 10, 2014
"The Lord of the Rings" star Ian McKellen stopped by the Chew Valley School, a performing arts college near Bristol, U.K. on Friday and dispensed some very helpful advice to students who stood outside its library. We could tell you what it is, but we think "Gandalf" says it better than anyone could describe. For all two of you who haven't seen "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, the...

'The Book of Life' Review: Macabre Cartoon Almost Gets There

Posted By Jason Gorber on October 10, 2014
"The Book of Life" is a colourful, slightly macabre animated story that draws from Mexican culture and aesthetic style. Told as a story-within-a-story, this is a straight-up fairy tale that sees the protagonist go on a traditional heroic quest, with visits to the underworld, battles with raging beasts, and overcoming family expectations. For a film that has significant events that take place...

10 Things You Need to Know About Michael Keaton's Big Comeback Movie, 'Birdman'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton is perhaps best known for playing Batman in a pair of Tim Burton-directed superhero movies, whose visionary tone has set the standard for the genre until this day. And now he's stepping back into the superhero suit (sort of) for "Birdman," the latest film from "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. "Birdman" tells the story of an actor who has been immortalized in a series...

35 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Brad Pitt

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
Since breaking out over 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has been difficult to miss. After landing his place in cinematic history as a hunky (and shirtless) criminal, Pitt's career blossomed with starring roles in critical and box office hits alike, such as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Seven" (1995), and "12 Monkeys" (1995) -- just to name a few. In the past two decades,...

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