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Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons on 'Whiplash,' Drumming and Stoking Passion

Posted By Jason Gorber on Oct 24th 2014 3:59PM
Much of the power of the extraordinary film "Whiplash" comes from the interaction between two remarkable performers. This is a star-making role for Miles Teller, an actor who has previously appeared in films like "Rabbit Hole" and the "Footloose" remake, and he's soon to make a further splash in the big-budget "Fantastic Four" reboot and "Divergent" sequel. J.K. Simmons may be known to most as... read more

DC Comics Wants a Woman to Direct Their 'Wonder Woman' Movie

Posted By Jenni Miller on October 10, 2014
Is it April Fool's Day? Are cats and dogs best friends? Are we crazy, or did Warner Bros. and DC Comics announce that they're looking for woman to direct their "Wonder Woman" movie? Buried deep within an item on The Hollywood Reporter about WB's plans for 10 superhero movies is a crazy little detail that's thrown in there almost like an afterthought. "Warners also is opting for strong...

'Whiplash' Director Damien Chazelle on His Film's Success and the Burdens of Drumming

Posted By Jason Gorber on October 10, 2014
Since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last January, "Whiplash" has been on a bit of a tear. Winning both the audience and jury prizes in Park City, the film has gone on to screen at numerous festivals all over the world, gaining further acclaim at Cannes, winning best film at Deauville, and playing to rapturous applause at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a...

33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Keanu Reeves

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
Keanu Reeves just turned 50, and he's still kicking butt on the big screen. Reeves broke out in the late '80s as the now iconic Ted Theodore Logan in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) before "Point Break" (1991) and "Speed" (1994) made the actor a bonafide action star -- and that was all before he became Neo in "The Matrix" trilogy. In the past few years, Reeves has also found...

'Birdman' Review: Madness Meets Artistry in This Ambitious Movie

Posted By Jason Gorber on October 10, 2014
"Birdman" is the latest film from "21 Grams" and "Babel" director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Actually, that might not be the real title of the movie, as journalists received the following message prior to the screening: "Please use the film's full title, "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," the first time the film is mentioned in an article. " Meanwhile, on...

Keanu Reeves Completely, Totally Loves 'John Wick' (VIDEO)

Posted By Chris Jancelewicz on October 10, 2014
Forget Sad Keanu, at least for the time being. Keanu Reeves is very happy about his latest film, the action movie "John Wick," because it combines everything: martial arts, gunplay, stunt driving and some kick-ass dialogue. Reeves is the titular Wick, who's out for vengeance after his puppy is brutally killed by a Russian gang (yes, that's exactly what happens). The group of thugs had...

Watch the Cast of Disney's 'Into the Woods' Show Off Their Singing Skills

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
We've already gotten a sneak peek at what the actors of "Into the Woods" will look like in their fairytale roles. Now, a new featurette gives audiences their first listen to stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick singing the musical's iconic tunes. The clip is interspersed with interviews from stars like Blunt and Streep, who praise director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") and...

Kristen Stewart Is Taking a Break From Acting

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
After shooting seven films back-to-back, Kristen Stewart has announced that she's taking a break from acting. Stewart, who shot to international stardom thanks to her starring role as Bella Swan in the "Twilight" series, hasn't really stopped working since, and that's the problem, the actress revealed in a new interview with USA Today. After wrapping her latest project, the futuristic flick...

Alfie Allen Had No Idea Hodor and Bran Stark Weren't Going to Be in Season 5 of 'Game of Thrones'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Most know Alfie Allen from his role as Theon Greyjoy on HBO's "Game of Thrones," the squirrelly, perpetually tortured soul who was raised as one of the Stark children until, of course, his sudden but inevitable betrayal. But in the new, Keanu Reeves-led action movie "John Wick," Allen gets to try on the pants of a different, but equally smarmy villain Iosef Tarasov, a young Russian punk whose...

Sam Rockwell on 'Laggies,' Dancing in Movies, and Playing More Subdued Roles

Posted By Rick Mele on October 10, 2014
When you think of Sam Rockwell, the word "subdued" isn't necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Manic maybe, or hyper. An unexpectedly good dancer. But seeing him play a world-weary single dad in the upcoming romantic comedy "Laggies" opposite Keira Knightley feels like a bit of a departure for the actor. According to Rockwell, his character Craig comes a lot closer to his actual...

Zelda Williams Honors Late Father Robin Williams With a Beautifully Moving Tattoo

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Robin Williams may be gone, but the late actor is living on through a new tribute from his daughter. Zelda Williams posted a photo on Instagram this week of a tattoo of a hummingbird, a memorial the young actress said was inspired by her father. "For poppo," Williams wrote of the ink. " ... I'll always put my hand out to shake with a smile." For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable...

What to Watch This Weekend

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
This weekend, Keanu Reeves plays a retired legendary assassin out for revenge in the bloody action movie "John Wick," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is now streaming on Netflix, while Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" will be available on October 25, and the new CW dramedy "Jane the Virgin" airs its third episode Monday night at 9 p.m. with its first two episodes available now on Hulu. ...

James Spader Says His 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Villain Is 'Bats--t Crazy'

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
We've come to expect unconventional villains from Marvel movies, but according to James Spader, the antagonist he plays in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is not only evil -- he's "bats--t crazy." In an interview with Total Film, Spader discussed how his character, Ultron, tows the line between silly and serious. "There's a humorous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very...

It's Official: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin-Penned Biopic

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
After some behind-the-scenes shuffling, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" has secured its leading man: Christian Bale. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed the official casting news in an interview with Bloomberg Television, noting that Bale was the obvious choice for the part -- and didn't even need to audition. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's...

Brad Pitt's 'Between to Ferns' With Zack Galifianakis Is Hilariously Perfect

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
"How old were you when you lost your virginity? Zero?" Zack Galifianakis asks Brad Pitt the tough questions in the latest segment of "Between Two Ferns." Pitt went on the Funny or Die mock interview series to promote World War II drama "Fury" and Galifianakis didn't hold back. After calling the actor "Hitler's dream" and bringing up Pitt's old Playgirl spread, the comedic actor dared to...

The 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer Is Frightfully Fun (VIDEO)

Posted By Tim Hayne on October 10, 2014
The first "Insidious: Chapter 3" trailer has been unleashed, and it's a doozy. The third installment of the "Insidious" franchise (we can call it that now) is actually a prequel, taking place years before the Lamberts ventured into The Further. "Chapter 3" tells the story of how psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) first uses her abilities to help a housebound teenage girl (Stefanie Scott), the...

31 Gut-Busting Comedies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Posted By Sharon Knolle on October 10, 2014
Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix. Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!) 1. "The...

These Action Movie Mistakes Are Far From Winning

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
Very few people's lives are peppered with exhilarating car chases, high-octane explosions, and bad-ass heroes saving the day -- which is why we go to the movies. Putting life on hold for a couple hours and going on an exciting, over-the-top journey is worth the price of a ticket -- even if the movie includes a few gaffes and continuity errors. In case you missed the blunders in your favorite...

Exclusive Reveal! Meet Gruff, the Star of 'Tinker Bell: Legend of the NeverBeast'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Earlier this year, Walt Disney Home Entertainment and the talented folks at DisneyToon Studios unleashed "The Pirate Fairy," a terrific direct-to-video tale that featured Tom Hiddleston as the voice of a young Captain Hook (and Christina Hendricks as Zarina, the titular fairy). It was cute and fun and magical and cemented the "Tinker Bell" spin-off movies as not just mild curiosities, but...

Watch the Official 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer in All Its HD Glory

Posted By Tim Hayne on October 10, 2014
By now, you've seen the leaked "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, but now Marvel has unleashed a gorgeous, high-res version, so you can soak in Ultron, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver in all their vengeance-filled, HD glory. The trailer, which was originally meant to debut with next week's episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," is far darker, bleaker, and -- dare we say -- deadlier than...

The 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Has Leaked (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on October 10, 2014
The "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer has leaked online, nearly a week before it was set to debut during an episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The trailer features our heroes in the most dire of situations, surrounded by death, destruction, and a very creepy Ultron, voiced by a gleefully nihilistic James Spader. So stop reading and watch it already. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" --...

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