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Jared Leto thinks his Joker would make Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger 'proud'


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Since losing his Jesus mane for the "Suicide Squad" role back in March, the pressure has mounted for reigning Twitter champion Jared Leto to deliver a Joker worthy of a legendary canon that already includes universally acclaimed turns from Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger. Given the fact that Leto has been earning possible legend points by mailing rats to Margot Robbie, never actually meeting Will Smith, being both a good and bad neighbor, and other feats of method acting, the chances for a worthy addition to the canon seem relatively high.

However, if you still had your doubts, Leto is here to enthusiastically earn your trust and excitement. On Monday, dude took to the 'gram to share this gem:


A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

As noted by Uproxx, those would appear to be Hot Toys' hyper-realistic maquettes of Nicholson and Ledger's respective Jokers.

We're pulling for you, Jared. You don't have to evoke the cosigns of other Jokers in meme form to convince us that "Suicide Squad" will push the boundaries of its unfortunate PG-13 environment in the same fashion as Nicholson and Ledger before you. However, if you're feeling generous, we'll certainly take some of that pie you've been giving out.

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'Captain America: Civil War' trailer set a record with 61 million views in a single day


captain america civil warThese days it’s not uncommon for a trailer to get just as much hype and publicity as many movies, as we have teasers for trailers on a regular basis, and studios build up to the release of these previews. The latest look at an upcoming film to make waves was Marvel’s unveiling of the first "Captain America: Civil War" trailer, and though it’s only been a short time, it didn’t need much to break a world record.

Though it doesn’t hit theaters for more than six months, it’s obvious that fans are already practically frothing at the mouth with anticipation for "Civil War," as Marvel revealed that the first trailer was viewed more than 61 million times in its first 24 hours. Numbers that big can feel unwieldy and esoteric — it’s hard to imagine 61 million of anything — but to put it in context, it more than doubled the previous record holder, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which racked up 34 million views in the same time period. That's an impressive feat.

While watching this trailer on our computers is pretty cool, we’re going to get to see it on a big screen soon, as it will accompany "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" upon its release in just a few weeks. But in case you can’t wait until then, why not take another look at the "Civil War" trailer below.

Based on a comic book arc of the same name, "Captain America: Civil War" finds the superhero community facing a growing public backlash which is brought to a head due to an international incident with civilian casualties. We don’t know the specific form this will take in the film, but it’s been rumored that Crossbones (Frank Grillo) will be involved. In the wake of this, the Sokovia Accords are drafted which require all superheroes to register with the proper authorities and submit to governmental control. This demand splits the heroes into two camps, the pro-registration side, lead by Tony Stark/Iron Man, and the anti-registration faction, led by Steve Rodger/Captain America.

Pitting former friends and allies against each other, this is sure to be an emotional gut punch of a conflict, and we’ve already seen some of that in the trailer. If you care about these characters at all, be sure to bring an extra hanky and be prepared to say you have something in your eye.

"Civil War" features a laundry list of familiar superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it will also introduce us to a few new players, most notably Black Panther and the latest big screen incarnation of Spider-Man. As if you didn’t have enough reasons to get excited for this movie, that should do the trick.

"Captain America: Civil War" hits theaters everywhere on May 6, 2016.

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Matt Drudge claims Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie has a strange, graphic scene


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UPDATE: Fox, distributor of "The Revenant," released the following statement saying there is "clearly no rape scene with a bear" in the film:

“As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs. There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”


The trailers for Leonardo DiCaprio's upcoming film, "The Revenant," gives a look at a grisly survival drama.

But it might be more grisly than previously anticipated.

(Warning: Potential spoilers for the film ahead.)

Matt Drudge reports that the film contains a scene in which DiCaprio is raped by a wild bear, which has caused "maximum controversy in early screenings."

"The Revenant" is from "Birdman" director Alejandro González Iñárritu and is out Christmas Day

You can watch a trailer for the film below:


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How J.J. Abrams got the creator of hit musical 'Hamilton' to write the new 'Star Wars' cantina song


cantinaLin-Manuel Miranda probably has enough on his plate, as his current musical “Hamilton” is a massive hit on Broadway, but director J.J. Abrams revealed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday that Miranda also helped him with music for a specific scene in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Abrams told Fallon that while he was seeing “Hamilton” with his son, Miranda came up to him during intermission (he was not performing that night) and jokingly said to Abrams, “If you need music for the cantina, I’ll write it.”

What Miranda didn’t know was that Abrams really did need music for the cantina scene he has in the movie, as the legendary composer on the film, John Williams, focused more on the film’s score.

“So I end up e-mailing Lin Miranda and I say, ‘I know you were kidding, but if you actually want to write this music, I’m actually working on something.’ And he said, ‘I’ll drop everything!’”

Abrams and Miranda sent back and forth music files, which included Miranda singing and playing instruments. A version of that collaboration between the two, Abrams said, is now in the movie.

Watch Abrams on "Fallon":

 And here's the cantina song from the original "Star Wars" trilogy:

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Matt Drudge is wrong, there is no 'rape' scene with Leonardo DiCaprio and a bear in his new movie


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Earlier today, conservative pundit Matt Drudge reported on his site The Drudge Report that Leonardo DiCaprio's upcoming film, "The Revenant," features a graphic scene in which DiCaprio is raped by a wild bear.

But it turns out no such scene exists in the film, several sources who have seen "The Revenant" tell Business Insider.

Film critic Mark Dujsik also took to Twitter to say the scene isn't there:


And other film journalists have similarly said that Drudge's report is false, including Brian Abrams of Death and Taxes.

Over at Vulture, Kyle Buchanan says that while DiCaprio's character is viciously mauled by a bear, there is no raping involved.

Business Insider has asked the distributor, Fox, for comment.

UPDATE: Fox released the following statement saying there is "clearly no rape scene with a bear" in the film:

“As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs. There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”

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Here are 15 essential Christmas movies you should watch this month


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ElfWith the holidays comes one of the greatest seasonal art forms known to media: the Christmas movie. These are movies that make us laugh, cry, and think about what it truly means to embrace the Christmas spirit. The lessons of the holiday seasons are simple ones, but they always bear repeating year after year: it is better to give than receive, love and joy are contagious, and of course "The best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." In honor of this fact, we’re recommending some of our favorite films that you may want to enjoy this season, ranging from comical to dramatic to "Die Hard."


1ElfWill Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human child who accidentally found his way into Santa’s knapsack and was eventually taken back to the North Pole to be raised as an elf. Once Buddy realizes he is not in fact an elf by birth, he sets out on a grand adventure to New York City to find his family. Along the way, he falls in love with a blonde Zooey Deschanel and puts maple syrup on his spaghetti. It's one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)

Home Alone

1Home Alone"Home Alone" has probably inspired more mischief than any other holiday film. After his family forgets him in their frenzy to catch a flight to Paris, Kevin McCallister is left, well, home alone. In fear of the "Wet Bandits" who have been ransacking houses around town, Kevin prepares a series of booby traps that should inspire any young aspiring engineer this holiday season.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1Christmas VacationChristmas hijinks at its finest. Clark Griswold just wants to have a good old-fashioned family Christmas, complete with gifts given with love, stockings hung on the hearth, and of course a triumphant Christmas tree. But, as is many times the case when a Griswold puts effort towards doing something for the good of his family, they run into a few bumps along the way. As with any good Christmas film though, it has a happy ending, albeit one that also includes a Santa Claus caught on fire.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

1Charlie BrownThis year marks the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." There’s so much to love in this half hour. Valuable life lessons are taught including “The biggest tree is not always the best tree," to Lucy’s preference in eating snowflakes: “I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.” Most importantly, Vince Gauraldi’s jazz score is all the holiday music you should ever need.

Price: $12.99 (to buy)

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

1GrinchA common theme in Christmas films is that giving gifts is a much more fulfilling experience than receiving them, and no movie better illustrates this fact than when the Grinch’s heart grows three sizes that day. Try to plan watching this one as part of a feel-good animated double-feature with Charlie Brown.

Price: $7.99 (to buy)

The Santa Clause

1The Santa ClauseAfter Santa falls off his roof on Christmas Eve, divorced father Scott Calvin dons the big red suit out of curiosity, only to realize soon after that, in doing so, he has formally accepted the role of Santa Claus. Milk, cookies, and hilarity ensue.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $17.99 (to buy)

A Christmas Story

1Christmas StoryJust don’t shoot your eye out.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)

It’s A Wonderful Life

1Its A Wonderful LifeArgued by many as the greatest Christmas film of all time, "It’s a Wonderful Life" tells the tale of George Bailey, portrayed by Jimmy Stewart, as he contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. Moments before attempting to end his life, Bailey is met by his guardian angel who proceeds to show him what life would’ve been like had he never been born, and Bailey eventually sees that his life is still worth living. If you want to reflect on what you’re thankful for this holiday season, this film was made to get you thinking.

Price: $14.99 (to buy)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

1Nightmare Before ChristmasAfter growing tired of his home in Halloween Town and his title of The Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington stumbles upon Christmas Town, a land of magic and wonder the likes of which was previous unbeknownst to him. Jack sets out to take on the responsibilities of organizing the Christmas holiday, much to the confusion of his ghoulish companions. This is as good as Tim Burton gets.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)

Miracle on 34th Street

1miracle on 34th street movie poster 1947 1020517152Probably the best movie on this list to watch with someone who still believes in Santa Claus.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $4.99 (to buy)

Love Actually

1Love ActuallyA feel-good anthology of stories about love and all of the gushy, messy, beautiful, yet complicated feelings that come along with it. Watch this with your significant other and compare and contrast your feelings on Bill Nighy.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)


1ScroogedThere are so many versions of the "Christmas Carol" story, from the Muppets to Disney’s Scrooge McDuck to almost countless film adaptations over the years, that at least one had to be included on this list. We're picking "Scrooged" as it is the only version of the story that includes Bill Murray, and when deciding which movie to watch, leaning towards whichever film includes Bill Murray is usually a solid play. It’s a fun meta-telling of the classic tale that’s great if you’ve seen your fair share of Ebenezers in the past.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $14.99 (to buy)

Bad Santa

1Bad SantaThe Christmas film industry was severely lacking a raunchy comedy until Billy Bob Thorton gave us his best (well, probably his worst) as Willie T. Stokes in "Bad Santa." Stokes is a professional thief who spends every Christmas posing as a mall Santa and using his temporary job as a cover to steal whatever he pleases. But when he meets Thurman, an overweight and extremely naive child who believes Stokes is the real Santa Claus, he turns around and becomes a better…. oh wait, no, he’s still basically a sex-addicted jerk, at least until the very end of the film. This is a good one to watch once the younger members of your family have gone to bed on Christmas Eve.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $14.99 (to buy)

A Year Without a Santa Claus

1A Year Without A Santa ClausHow could we forget about the Heat Miser? Santa is sick and decides to take a year off from the whole gift-giving thing, citing that kids don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore anyways. He leaves it to two of his elves, Jingle and Jangle, to go out and find proof that the people still need Santa. Their adventures lead them to meet the Heat Miser and his brother the Snow Miser, and eventually with a little help from Mrs. Claus, Christmas is saved.

Price: $9.99 (to buy)

Die Hard

1Die HardThe perfect Christmas movie for people that aren’t interested in Christmas movies: "Die Hard" is the greatest action movie ever made and it just so happens to take place on Christmas. John McClain, a New York cop who doesn’t always play by the rules, is just trying to reconcile with his wife at her company’s Christmas party. But before he can apologize for his past mistakes, terrorists take over the gathering, and John is the only man who can stop them. Complete with Alan Rickman as villain extraordinaire Hans Gruber, and not one, but two FBI agents named Johnson, "Die Hard" is the perfect movie for any occasion, especially Christmas.

Price: $3.99 (to rent) to $12.99 (to buy)


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Carrie Fisher says she was pressured to lose more than 35 pounds for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


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She may be General Leia instead of Princess now, but Carrie Fisher said beauty standards are still the norm.

In a candid interview with British Good Housekeeping, Fisher revealed that she was pressured to lose more than 35 pounds to reprise her role as Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." 

"They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! Nothing changes, it’s an appearance-driven thing," she said. "I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is." 

To lose the weight, she watched what she ate and exercised more. 

"I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It’s easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something," she said. "When I do lose the weight I don’t like that it makes me feel good about myself. It’s not who I am." 

She said the obsession with appearances in Hollywood extends to how people talk to each other. 

"Everyone in LA says, 'Oh you look good,' and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never 'How are you?' or 'You seem happy!'"

Fisher was reportedly asked to lose 10 pounds when she originally played Princess Leia in the first "Star Wars" trilogy, to get down to 95 pounds.

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Oscar chances for 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' the year's craziest blockbuster, just got a lot better


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The National Board of Review has released its annual film honors, and in a very surprising choice, "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been named the best film of the year.

One of the biggest hits of 2015 critically (97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and at the box office (over $375 million worldwide), the Tom Hardy-starring reboot of the classic franchise (which originally launched Mel Gibson into superstardom) still has an uphill climb to Oscar night, but this win will certainly perk the ears of Academy voters.

Historically, the NBR best movie — voted on by a select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students — has been an indicator of what will be nominated in the Best Picture category for the Academy Awards. And as this year has no particular frontrunners, it's possible "Fury Road" could make the cut.  

Other winners selected by NBR include:

Best Director: Ridley Scott — "The Martian"
Best Actor:  Matt Damon – "The Martian"
Best Actress: Brie Larson – "Room"
Best Supporting Actor:  Sylvester Stallone – "Creed"
Best Supporting Actress:  Jennifer Jason Leigh – "The Hateful Eight"
Best Animated Feature: "Inside Out"

See the complete list of winners.

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Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' director says he's tired of people calling it an 'issue film'


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Set in an unnamed African country crippled by civil war, Netflix's “Beasts of No Nation” depicts an area of the world that's dealing with political and economic failures of gargantuan proportion.

But the film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, will be the first to tell you that that’s not the reason he made it.

“I don’t want it to be seen as the issue being the forefront,” Fukunaga recently told Business Insider. “It’s not waving a flag, it’s about this kid and this kid’s experience.”

The movie's story, based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, follows a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) who, after seeing his family killed at the hands of militants, is taken in by a group of guerrilla fighters and becomes a child soldier.

Cary Joji Fukunaga Kevin Winter GettyAfter reading Iweala’s book, Fukunaga felt compelled to tell the story of Agu, who he believes stands out more than where the story is set.

“For me it’s no different than any story anywhere in the world — it’s about a kid who had to figure out how to function on his own when everything is taken away from him,” Fukunaga said. “That’s not an issue film, that’s a survival film.

But Fukunaga is most annoyed by comments that “Beasts of No Nation” is "'another child-soldier film,' like there's a huge amount of child-solider films, like there are too many," he said.

“You can’t lump all these stories together,” Fukunaga continued. “If you look at the child-soldier movies of the last 10 years, they are all different. You can’t say ‘War Witch’ is like ‘Johnny Mad Dog’ is like ‘Beasts of No Nation.’ People that lump them together have a very limited perspective of the world.”

"Beasts of No Nation" is currently playing in select theaters and streaming on Netflix.

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Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'


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Boxing movies have given actors the opportunity to get into ridiculous shape for decades.

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.

Now the bar has been raised once more with the "Rocky" spin-off film, "Creed."

Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed, the illegitimate son of Apollo who with the help of Rocky as his manager pursues a career as a professional boxer.

creed boxingTo get the look of a pro boxer, Jordan called on personal trainer Corey Calliet. The two had first met on the set of "Fantastic Four" and hit it off.

"I remember on set of 'Fantastic Four' there was talk of Mike doing 'Creed,'" Calliet told Business Insider. "I grew up watching 'Rocky,' and they were so ripped, but I knew with my skills I could do better."

So even before "Fantastic Four" wrapped Calliet began a regimen with Jordan, who played Johnny Storm in the movie, that made him into, as Calliet calls it, "an action figure."

"I remember Hutch [Parker], one of the producers on 'Fantastic Four,' called me and said, 'Corey, you're doing a great job but tone it down a little bit because Michael can't fit in the suit,'" Calliet said.

Once filming wrapped on "Fantastic Four," Jordan brought Calliet out to Los Angeles, where they continued to train and meet "Creed" director Ryan Coogler, who immediately agreed to have Calliet be Jordan's trainer on the film.

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By November 2014, Jordan and Calliet began training in Philadelphia, where filming would take place. Filming began in January of this year, and training continued. But by that point Calliet did different workouts depending on the scenes they were shooting.

"Ryan told me how Mike needed to look for certain scenes, so I would feed him creatine types of food so his muscles would pop on a specific day," Calliet said.

And Stallone took notice.

"Sly has said he thinks Mike is in better condition than he was in for the 'Rocky' movies," Calliet said. "That is very big for me."

Here's just a glimpse of the workout Jordan did six days a week:
— 45 to 60 minutes of cardio
— Three sets of 25 reps of sit-ups every other day
— One-mile warm-up on the treadmill
— Two sets of 10 reps of push-ups
— Four sets of dumbbell curls
— Three rounds of 20 reps of box jumps, jump squats, and burpees
— Boxing training (heavy bag, speed bag, jump rope)
See Calliet's complete workout regimen at Men's Journal

To say we put in serious work for this film would be an understatement... the results speak for themselves. The goal was to get shredded and that is exactly what we did! I didn't have a blueprint, or a weekly plan - I had a vision! I asked one thing out of him -- to trust me and do everything I say. Some days were rougher than others but one thing was consistent, we worked hard each and every day we were given! This Thanksgiving, you'll see my vision come to life on the Big Screen. I'm incredibly proud of my work and my bro @michaelbjordan! I don't just train bodies, I create them... It's #TheCallietWay! That's why this is my #TransformationTuesday!!! #TheBodyMaker #bodysculptor #celebritytrainer #hardbody #NoDayzOff #TeamCalliet #callietfitness #YehBuddy #ActionFigureChallenge #RCSS

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"I remember when we started out Mike couldn't lift 25 pounds, but then I started to see the confidence as he could see results," Calliet said. "Now he jumps rope better than I ever could, and I fought Golden Gloves."

But Calliet said Jordan hadn't even hit his potential. Like Rocky managing Adonis, there's still more Calliet can show Jordan, and he hopes a "Creed" sequel will give him that opportunity.

"I promise you he's going to be bigger and more cut," Calliet said when asked about a sequel. "And if he becomes a heavyweight for the next movie? Oh my god, I've got a trick for ya'll."

"Creed" is now playing in theaters nationwide.

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Harrison Ford got really honest about why he's doing 'Star Wars' again: 'I got paid'


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Harrison Ford didn't reprise his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for nostalgia's sake. He's very clear that he was a hired hand.

Ford made an appearance on "The Tonight Show" last night and host Jimmy Fallon asked if the 73-year-old star got emotional from putting Solo's costume on again.

"No, I got paid," Ford responded. 

The actor also demonstrated the leg injury he receieved on set by using a Han Solo doll Fallon provided. 

"They closed the f---king door on me," he "whispered" to Fallon before breaking pieces off of the doll.

During the course of the interview, the duo took a couple shots and did spit takes in response to saying J.J. Abrams' name. Harrison Ford also joked about being nominated for but not winning an Oscar, and he completely destroyed an original Han Solo action figure.

You can watch the clip of Harrison Ford getting very honest and funny below: 

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Here’s why so many people connect with ‘Star Wars'


Most people connect with "Star Wars" because we all either hate or fear our fathers. At least that's what Ryan Britt, author of the upcoming book "Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths," thinks. In the book, Britt runs with this idea, which he says stems from fellow author Chuck Klosterman. See what he has to say about how our parental relationships color our feelings for the film "Star Wars."

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These are the real faces behind every Disney princess


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Beauty, grace, bravery, and wits may be the makings of a Disney princess, but there's a whole lot more beneath the surface.

Over the years, fourteen women have lent their voices to bring Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Mulan, and the others to life.

There's Adriana Caselotti, who beat out 150 actresses for the part of Snow White, and Filipina actress Lea Salonga who voiced not one but two Disney princesses. These leading ladies are as impressive as their animated counterparts.

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Snow White befriends small forest creatures and takes a long, curse-induced nap in 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

In real life, Adriana Caselotti was a convent-educated teenager who beat out 150 actresses for the part.

Walt Disney personally hired 18-year-old Adriana Caselotti for the role of Snow White in his first feature-length cartoon. She made $20 a day reciting lines and singing, which is reportedly less than one of the actors who voiced a dwarf.

After "Snow White," Caselotti sang opera, worked briefly in real estate and the stock market, and wrote a book on singing.

In 1950's "Cinderella," the princess made an unforgettable appearance at a ball.

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This is what the future of home entertainment looks like


In the future, we'll have so much more space in our homes.

No televisions means no entertainment centers. No computers means no large desktop towers, no desks overtaken by iMacs. 

This future is closer than you think, thanks to products like Microsoft's HoloLens: a "mixed reality" headset that projects entertainment, as well as standard computer stuff like web browsing, into your field of vision.

No screen. No projector. Just a headset. This is HoloLens:

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Looks kinda goofy, right? Yeah, agreed. But this is what it can do!

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Yes, that is Netflix floating in space, on as large a screen as you're capable of seeing in your scope of vision. This is the future of entertainment. And it's already here.

Microsoft's HoloLens is already in some homes:

There's more than just a floating game of "Candy Crush" in this image. Do you see the rest of the platform floating nearby?

In another use case, HoloLens projects a virtual keyboard that doubles as a dictation service for search.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Someone put all the released 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage in chronological order


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Someone has finally done it.

YouTube channel Disneyland Experience has taken all of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailers, TV ads, and features and attempted to put them all in chronological order.

We spotted this first on the blog /film, and it's really good. 

The six-minute long trailer starts off showing Rey scavenging on Jakku before cutting to Kylo Ren and the First Order setting a planet — maybe Jakku, maybe not — ablaze. We then see Poe captured and tortured by Kylo. Finn then makes a decision to flee the First Order and winds up on Jakku.

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Rey saves the abandoned BB-8 from a few rogue scavengers and meets up with Finn, who has shed his Stormtrooper gear. The First Order, perhaps in search of Finn, but most likely to find BB-8, who is supposed to have some important information, are then seen chasing after Finn, Rey, and BB-8. 

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The trio winds up aboard the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo and Chewbacca. They head to another planet, presumably with Lupita Nyong'o's CG alien character, Maz Kanata, before the First Order finds them there.

Personally, I think some of these scenes are still out of order. Poe may not appear this early in the film, and scenes with the First Order gathering and Kylo Ren looking out of a spaceship have no context whatsoever. They can easily occur early or later in the film.

Still, the video does a good job of piecing together similar scenes. The only issue: None of the dialogue made it in. So if you haven't watched all the trailers and ads obsessively, it can be tough to follow along.

What we do know is that "The Force Awakens" is two hours and 16 minutes long, so this six-minute chunk still barely even scratches the surface of the film.

Check out the compilation below.

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A new 'Batman v Superman' trailer is here and it finally reveals the villain


Ben Affleck stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday evening to debut a new "Batman v Superman" trailer, and it shows off a lot of new footage.

While we know the two superheroes will go head-to-head in next spring's movie, the biggest reveal was a new villain the two will face off against: Doomsday.

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While Batman and Superman may start off as likely foes, it looks like they'll have to put their beef aside in order to deal with, what appears to be, a resurrected General Zod (Michael Shannon) (Yep! We're going there!) in the form of a monstrous creature known as Doomsday in the comics. 

Oh yeah, and they'll get a little bit of help from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) who makes an appearance alongside the duo in the trailer.

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"Batman v Superman" will be in theaters March 25, 2016. 

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A new 'Batman v Superman' trailer is here and it finally reveals the villain


Ben Affleck stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday evening to debut a new "Batman v Superman" trailer, and it shows off a lot of new footage.

While we know the two superheroes will go head-to-head in next spring's movie, the biggest reveal was a new villain the two will face off against: Doomsday.

doomsday batman v supermandoomsday

While Batman and Superman may start off as likely foes, it looks like they'll have to put their beef aside in order to deal with, what appears to be, a resurrected General Zod (Michael Shannon) (Yep! We're going there!) in the form of a monstrous creature known as Doomsday in the comics. 

Oh yeah, and they'll get a little bit of help from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) who makes an appearance alongside the duo in the trailer.

wonder woman batman v superman

"Batman v Superman" will be in theaters March 25, 2016. 

Check it out below.

SEE ALSO: A new clip for "Batman v Superman"

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Steven Spielberg says no other actor will ever replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones


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With Harrison Ford dusting off his blaster and heading back out to a galaxy far, far away with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," out this month, talk has only elevated about when it will be time for him to turn to his trusty fedora as Indiana Jones.

Or will the franchise go for a young Indy? That was suggested by rumors that Chris Pratt may take over the role.

Everyone can take a deep breath. The franchise's director Steven Spielberg made it clear in a recent interview with Screen International that no one will replace Harrison Ford. Ever.

“It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman," Spielberg said. "There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”

Well, River Phoenix played the young Indy in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and then there was Sean Patrick Flanery in the TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"— but we know what Spielberg is getting at. Any movie that will be made, at least with Spielberg's blessing, will be with Ford in the lead. 

But that likely won't be for a while. There's still no release date or even a script.  

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This is the bizarre, painful therapy Michael B. Jordan used for his boxing movie 'Creed'


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The goal of “Creed” trainer Corey Calliet was to make actor Michael B. Jordan “action figure” fit for his lead role in the movie, a reboot of the "Rocky" franchise. Jordan didn’t just feel the burn while training, but while recovering as well.

When the production began filming the fight scenes, to recover more quickly, Jordan underwent the painful Chinese medical treatment known as Gua Sha every two weeks.

This entails scraping the skin to produce light bruising so the areas stimulate blood flow and healing, according to practitioners of the method.

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"We would go to this place in Philly and they actually had this thing that looked like a small shovel to scrape his back," Calliet recently told Business Insider. 

Though there have been reports of injuries from having the practice done, Calliet did not mention Jordan getting injured from it. In fact, he said it helped his flexibility for the fighting scenes.

“It’s the worst pain in the world,” Calliet said. “I did it once and I told them to stop.”

“Creed” is currently in theaters nationwide.

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