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Bennett Miller, 'Foxcatcher' Director, on His Inspiration and Casting Channing Tatum

Posted By Jason Gorber on Nov 27th 2014 10:27AM
When you meet Bennett Miller in person, his films seem to make a bit more sense. A quiet, intense man, the cadence of his answers can be charitably described as "deliberate," while others might simply wish for him to speed up slightly and get to the point. The same charges have been levied against his works by detractors, but fans of "Capote," "Moneyball," and now "Foxcatcher" revel in the lu... read more

33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Jamie Foxx

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
With both an Oscar and a Grammy on his mantle, Jamie Foxx is a one-man entertainment empire. Foxx began his career as a stand-up comedian before landing his own sitcom just a few years later -- and then he awed the world. His portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) earned Foxx one accolade after another and even relaunched his music career. Fresh off his Oscar win, the multi-hyphenate teamed w...

10 Things You Should Know Before You See 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
When 2011's "Horrible Bosses" came to an end, did you find yourself wondering (aloud), "What happens next?" Well, you're in luck, because this week "Horrible Bosses 2" is going to answer all of those questions (and then some). "Horrible Bosses 2" has Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day reprising their respective roles from the first film, and this time the hapless trio gets involve...

James Cameron Uses Outdated Slang to Hype 'Avatar' Sequels

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
It's pretty apparent that James Cameron is a certifiable madman. When he's not launching risky, technologically unproven science fiction epics, he's traveling down to the bottom of the ocean in a one-man submarine or something equally insane and death defying. And in talking about his sequels to "Avatar," Cameron has decided to try something even loonier: bring back outdated slang in an attempt ...

'Horrible Bosses 2' Review: Why the Comedy Sequel Isn't As Horrible As You Might Think

Posted By Rick Mele on November 11, 2014
The first "Horrible Bosses" landed as a solid hard-R hit back in 2011, thanks to audiences falling for Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as a lovably bumbling trio of would-be criminals. Well, that, and the appeal of watching Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston saying dirty words. So Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are back again for "Horrible Bosses 2," having ditche...

10 Christmas Movies That Haven't Aged Well

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
In Charles Dickens's immortal "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas present, the ghost of Christmas past, and the ghost of Christmas future. When it comes to Christmas movies, there are plenty of titles that you've watched in the past, a few that you watch now, and even less that you'd watch in the future. Somehow, this analogy made more sense bef...

'Frozen' Continues World Domination, Beats Barbie in Toy Sales

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
When it comes to toy sales this holiday season, Barbie has been "Frozen" out. Merchandise featuring Disney's blockbuster animated musical has been dominating sales and wish lists this year, with "Frozen" items knocking Barbie off of the top of the toy aisle food chain. A survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation -- which polls consumers annually about their buying habits -- asked sho...

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

Posted By Tim Hayne on November 11, 2014
Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings. On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe classic "Almost Famous," Oscar-winning "American Beauty," and horror hits "Oculus" and "Paranormal Ac...

J.K. Rowling Has Finished the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Script and It's 'Wonderful'

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
It's not set to hit theaters for another two years, but J.K. Rowling has officially finished the script for her "Harry Potter" spin-off, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." David Heyman, who produced all eight "Potter" flicks and is set to produce "Beasts," revealed the news in an interview with The Telegraph while promoting his latest release, "Paddington." "Jo [Rowling] has writte...

President Obama Loves Meryl Streep as Much as the Rest of Us (VIDEO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Presidents: They're just like us. In a ceremony Monday night awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to 19 men and women, President Barack Obama revealed that, like many Americans, he's a huge fan of Meryl Streep. So much so, in fact, that she was selected to receive the medal, and was also on the receiving end of a laudatory speech from the leader...

Here Are the 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Nominees for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, with films such as "Birdman," "Selma," "Boyhood," and "Whiplash" racking up multiple nods. "Birdman" led the pack with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, and nods in all four acting categories. "Selma" and "Boyhood" tied at five nominations apiece, while "Whiplash" scored four. The Inde...

It's Official: 'Wonder Woman' Movie Lassos Michelle MacLaren to Direct

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
After some recent speculation, it's now official: Michelle MacLaren will direct the "Wonder Woman" movie. MacLaren, known for her work on television shows such as "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," and "The Walking Dead," had been in the running for the job for some time, but only recently became the frontrunner after talks over the summer fizzled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The tra...

The 'Pan' Trailer Introduces Peter, Hook, Tiger Lily, and Neverland

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
The first trailer for "Pan," the origin story for classic character Peter Pan, is finally here, and it's chock full of eye-popping visuals as well as versions of the iconic characters we've come to know and love over the years. "Pan" takes us back to the time before Peter adopted that moniker, when he was abandoned by his mother at a wartime orphanage. Peter (played by newcomer Levi Miller) i...

The 'Jurassic World' Trailer You've Been Waiting for Is Finally Here

Posted By Tim Hayne on November 11, 2014
At long last, the "Jurassic World" trailer we've all been waiting for is here... and two days earlier than expected. Watch it below. After long last, we get more details on the story. This time around, Jurassic World is a full-fledged dino-filled safari park, complete with aquatic prehistoric beasts (yeah, we get the "Jaws" joke/reference), but, in true "Jurassic" franchise fashion, things go t...

James Franco and Seth Rogen Invade North Korea in 'The Interview' Trailer

Posted By Kelly Woo on November 11, 2014
Seth Rogen and James Franco seem to have a pact to make ridiculous, yet funny, movies together. The "Pineapple Express" stars are reuniting in the Rogen-directed "The Interview," which might have the most ludicrous premise yet. As a new trailer reveals, Franco is a talk show host, and Rogen is his producer. They land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but their big moment beco...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'The Imitation Game,' 'Penguins of Madagascar,' & More

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
This weekend, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as English mathematician and WWII hero Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," your favorite "Madagascar" minions try to stop an evil doctor and save the world in "Penguins of Madagascar," Aubrey Plaza voices the sour feline in the Lifetime TV movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" on Saturday night, and the seventh and final season of "The Mentalist" kicks...

Christian Bale Was Bummed When Ben Affleck Was Cast as Batman

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
If you thought you were bummed when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman, you've got nothing on Christian Bale. Bale, who played the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine (transcribed by ComicBookMovie.com) that he was shocked by the announcement of Affleck's casting in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" follow-up, "Bat...

15 Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-For TV & Movie Fanatic in Your Life

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
Well, the holidays are just around the corner and with said holidays come the age-old question: What am I going to get the pop-culture fanatic in my life? Well, we've got you covered, with some nifty ideas for the geeky, nerdy, socially awkward people you hold dear. The following are gift ideas for those who can't get enough of movies or television -- and things we think they'll really, really ...

Chris Rock Is Sick and Tired of PDAs in This Exclusive 'Top Five' Preview

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
There were few movies out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival that were more buzzed about or openly discussed than Chris Rock's "Top Five." This is something of a feat, especially considering the amount of Oscar-contending features that either debuted or screened there. And we've got a brand new clip from the movie, opening on December 12th. So get ready to feel the buzz of the movi...

Here's Your First Look at Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in 'Pan'

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Joe Wright's upcoming Peter Pan origin story, "Pan," has been touted as a revised history of the beloved characters first introduced in J.M. Barrie's novel, and that includes a new villain terrorizing Peter's world. Now, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first images from the film that reveal Hugh Jackman's nefarious character. Jackman is playing the pirate Blackbeard, who pilots a flying ...

'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...

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