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WATCH LIVE: Jeremy Renner & Michael Cuesta on 'Kill the Messenger'

Posted By Corey Teich on Oct 9th 2014 5:35PM
Actor Jeremy Renner and director Michael Cuesta have teamed up to make one of the fall's hottest films: "Kill the Messenger" Watch as they stop by AOL BUILD to discuss the dramatic thriller of a journalist who risks everything to expose the CIA's funding of Nicaraguan rebels. WATCH LIVE 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT. ... read more

What to Watch This Week: 'Chef,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'In A World...'

Posted By Jenni Miller on September 09, 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 "Chef" Jon Favreau wrote and directed this delicious comedy about a chef named Carl Casper, who quits the biz to start a food truck with help from fellow chef Martin (John Leguizamo) and Carl's son Percy. Sofía Vergara plays Carl's ex-wife, ...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Labor Day,' 'Sophie's Choice,' and More

Posted By Jenni Miller on April 04, 2014
Mankurt Media Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Escape from Tomorrow" What's It About? A trip to the House of Mouse becomes a surreal nightmare for a father of two. Why We're IN: Filmed secretly on location at Disney World and Disneyland, "Escape from Tomorrow" is creepier than "It's a Small World." Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week "Il Sorpasso" (Criterion) What's It About? A wild bach...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Philomena,' 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job'

Posted By Jenni Miller on April 04, 2014
The Weinstein Co. Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Philomena" What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey. Why We're IN: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet ...

Weekend Box Office: 'Ride Along' Takes First Place With $41 Million

Posted By The Associated Press on January 01, 2014
Universal "Ride Along" arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening for "Ride Along" marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and puts it on track to top the $46.1 million record set by "Cloverfield" i...

Fact-Checking 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Posted By Gary Susman on August 08, 2013
TWC For all the unlikely casting of U.S. presidents in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (Robin Williams as Ike? James Marsden as JFK? Uh... okay...), the movie's highly subjective recreation of history actually seems to work. Maybe the actors aren't up to the task of playing such formidable real-life titans, but then, as seen by the long-serving White House manservant of the movie's title, these pres...

New DVD Blu-Ray: 'The House I Live In,' 'The Producers'

Posted By Erin Whitney on July 07, 2013
Etienne Sauret Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "The House I Live In" What's It About? Eugene Jarecki's ("Freakonomics") "The House I Live In" gives an in-depth look at America's war on drugs. The documentary brings our attention to the human rights issues created by the country's drug policy and the overcrowded prison system. Why We're IN: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Jarecki'...

'Monsters University' vs. 'World War Z': Which Movie Should You See? (VIDEO)

Posted By Dana Taddeo on June 06, 2013
Disney/Pixar For some, the choice may be easy: Love man-eating zombies? "World War Z" is your movie. Got little ones to entertain? "Monsters University" is for you. But, for the non-parents and non-zombie enthusiasts of the world, it may be harder to choose which movie is worth your time and money. That's where Moviefone comes in! We have all the monsters vs. zombies info you need to know bef...

'Man of Steel' vs. 'This Is The End': Which One Should You See? (VIDEO)

Posted By Dana Taddeo on June 06, 2013
Warner Bros. It's a super-sized weekend for movies. Superman epic "Man of Steel" and the apocalypse comedy "This Is the End" are the big releases this weekend. Both have A-list cast members, action, and colossal-sized plots, so which one should you take your dad to see this Father's Day? Moviefone is here to help you decide. Mr. Moviefone himself, Russ Leatherman, joined HuffPost Li...

Weekend Movies: 'Man of Steel,' 'This Is the End,' & 'The Bling Ring' (VIDEO)

Posted By Dana Taddeo on June 06, 2013
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... a really big weekend for movies. Yes, the latest Superman adaptation, "Man of Steel," soars into theaters this weekend, and it's expected to have a heroic opening, with studio predictions in the $100 million range. "Man of Steel" tells the story of Kal-El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman (Henry Cavill), an alien born on the planet Krypton sent to Earth by h...

Weekend Movies: 'The Internship,' 'The Purge,' 'Much Ado About Nothing' (VIDEO)

Posted By Dana Taddeo on June 06, 2013
Comedy, horror, and Shakespeare all wrapped into one weekend? How could this be?! This weekend marks the release of three very different movies: "The Internship," "The Purge," and "Much Ado About Nothing." "Wedding Crashers" duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson re-team for "The Internship," the story of two out-of-work salesmen who take an internship at Google, hoping to eventually win a pe...

Horrible Bosses & Other Signs Hollywood Noticed the Jobs Crisis

Posted By Sharon Knolle on July 07, 2011
Losing your job is usually pretty damn traumatic, but in the recent wave of recession-themed movies like 'Larry Crowne' and 'The Company Men,' it's just the first step in creating a happier, more fulfilled life than you had in the first place. Yeah, right. While we appreciate Hollywood's attempt to sympathize with us common folk who are struggling to make ends meet, seeing Tom Hanks or Ben ...

The Oldest Students in Movies: Going 'Back to School' When You're Older Than the Professor

Posted By Sharon Knolle on July 07, 2011
There's no statute of limitations on education, otherwise disruptive (and much-older-than-the-norm) co-eds the Marx Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, and rappers Method Man and Redman would never have been let onto campus. As middle-aged college student Larry Crowne, 54-year-old Tom Hanks isn't hitting the books just for laughs, but for the life lessons, something we students of inspirational f...

Megan Fox Wasn't Fired, She Quit (and That Shia Fling Wasn't Cheating)

Posted By Sharon Knolle on June 06, 2011
Megan Fox isn't even in the new 'Transformers' film, and yet she's still grabbing all the headlines as the movie hits theaters. Shia LaBeouf just admitted in a no-holds-barred Details magazine interview that his romance with Fox continued off-screen. When asked how Fox's now-husband Brian Austin Green factored into that love triangle, LaBeouf could only say, "I don't know." Now, according to...

A Moviefone Salute to Guys Named Hal

Posted By Sharon Knolle on June 06, 2011
What's in a name? We asked that recently in our Moviefone Salute to Guys Named Leonard. Now with two new films starring guys named Hal -- the comic-book extravaganza 'Green Lantern' and the indie 'Beginners' -- it seemed like a good time to review who else has borne the sometimes princely name. There are hunks, heroes and even a few inspired by real-life Hals. And the most famous Hal of...

'The Conspirator': An Historic Who's Who

Posted By Monika Bartyzel on May 05, 2011
President Abraham Lincoln's story is on the rise in Hollywood. Ol' Honest Abe is set to fight the fangs in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'; director Steven Spielberg is still itching to bring the 16th president's real-life, fang-free world to the big screen with 'Lincoln'; and currently playing in theaters, we have 'The Conspirator.' The latter isn't directly about Lincoln, but rather the...

Courteney Cox Dishes on 'Scream 4,' Twitter and Whether Anything Scares Her

Posted By Laura Prudom on April 04, 2011
It's been 11 years since the last installment of Wes Craven's genre-redefining 'Scream' franchise hit screens, and time has been kinder to some of its stars than others. Though Neve Campbell has been out of the spotlight of late, the slasher series' other leading lady is enjoying the kind of career longevity that would put Gale Weathers to shame. Back in 2000, when 'Scream 3' was released,...

Family Film Guide: 6 Family Movies to See in April

Posted By The Moviefone Mama on April 04, 2011
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a spate of kid-friendly movies sure to entice young audiences eager to get their fill of talking animals, wildlife documentaries and animated adventures. Before you head to the local multiplex for popcorn and a matinee, choose wisely from April's bounty of family films....

'Hop' Review: The Easter Bunny Lays an Egg

Posted By Eric D. Snider on April 04, 2011
While the world's desperate cries for more sequels to 'The Santa Clause' go unanswered, Universal Pictures brings us the next best thing: the same basic concept, changed to the Easter Bunny, mixed with 'Alvin and the Chipmunks,' and executed without distinction. This is 'Hop,' a forgettable family comedy -- live-action save for the animated talking animals -- that will be tossed out in a few w...

'Essential Killing' Director Jerzy Skolimowski on Secret CIA Camps and Vincent Gallo's 'Animalistic' Movement

Posted By Annette Bourdeau on April 04, 2011
Chances are pretty good that you've never seen a film quite like 'Essential Killing.' The new movie, written and directed by seasoned Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, follows an escaped war prisoner, played by Vincent Gallo, struggling to survive in the snowy European wilderness as he's being chased by American soldiers. The film is intentionally ambiguous –- we never find out exactly ...

'Rango' Review: Must Be Something in the Water

Posted By Eric D. Snider on March 03, 2011
With 'Rango,' the only thing more astonishing than its subversive sense of humor and general anarchy is the fact that a studio is putting it in wide release. It's a cartoon about talking animals, but I don't know if kids will like it. I'm not even sure it's intended for them. Some of the jokes are surprisingly grown-up. The story has direct references to 'Chinatown,' 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Star...

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