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Prince's 'Purple Rain' is showing in over 200 theaters this weekend due to sold-out demand


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Following numerous sold-out screenings of “Purple Rain” at 87 AMC theaters last weekend following the sudden death of the movie’s star Prince, the theater chain announced Tuesday it will screen the movie in over 200 theaters starting Friday.

AMC has not disclosed the grosses, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC insiders claim the movie had the highest percentage of sold-out shows of any title playing in the 87 theaters last weekend.

The semi-autobiographical rock musical follows “The Kid” (Prince) as he juggles his rough home life with his rising music career. Released in 1984, it instantly became a cult classic thanks in large part to Prince’s music featured in the movie.

Prince won an Oscar for best original song score for the title track.

Prince, who won seven Grammys in his career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, died on April 21. His body was found at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Minneapolis. The cause of death is still being investigated.

See the participating AMC theaters.

Multiple Carmike Cinemas are also showing the movie. 

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Will Ferrell is set to play Ronald Reagan in a new movie


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Will Ferrell is taking on another political impression.

The comedy star, who's known for his George W. Bush from "Saturday Night Live," is now set to play Ronald Reagan for a movie, according to Variety.

The script, "Reagan," follows the former president in his second term as dementia sets in and an intern has to convince him that he is an actor playing the part of the US president. It was featured on the Black List, a compilation of top unproduced screenplays.

Now Ferrell is producing the film, which is being shopped to studios.

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Comcast is acquiring DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal


thumb shrek DreamWorksComcast is acquiring DreamWorks Animation for $41 a share in a deal totaling $3.8 billion, the company announced Thursday.

DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind beloved family movies like "Shrek" and "Kung-Fu Panda" that is headed by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, will become part of NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, specifically the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.

"DreamWorks Animation is a great addition to NBCUniversal," Steve Burke, the CEO of NBCUniversal, said. "Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks organization have created a dynamic film brand and a deep library of intellectual property. DreamWorks will help us grow our film, television, theme parks, and consumer products businesses for years to come."

The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, at which point Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media, made up of the company's ownership interests in AwesomenessTV and NOVA. He'll also consult for NBCUniversal.

"Having spent the past two decades working together with our team to build DreamWorks Animation into one of the world's most beloved brands, I am proud to say that NBCUniversal is the perfect home for our company, a home that will embrace the legacy of our storytelling and grow our businesses to their fullest potential," Katzenberg said.

The acquisition will give NBCUniversal access to highly valuable entertainment properties, which also include "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon," as well as DreamWorks Animation's supply of TV programming.

Comcast has a market value of over $100 billion, following the bet it made buying a controlling stake in NBC in 2011.

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Here are all the movies DreamWorks Animation has coming out in the next 3 years


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On Thursday, Comcast announced that it's acquiring DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, bringing the home of beloved titles like "Shrek" and "Kung-Fu Panda" to NBCUniversal.

Though Comcast was attracted to the animation studio built by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg because of its track record that includes over $13 billion in grosses worldwide over its lifespan, the company is also betting on DreamWorks' future.

Here are the six titles (and a few classics in development) DreamWorks Animation has scheduled for release through 2018, including a sequel to "The Croods" and a third film in the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise.

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"Trolls" (November 4)

Based on the popular Troll dolls, the animated comedy stars Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, and Russell Brand as just a few of its voices, and follows the trolls as their fun-loving ways are interrupted by a giant.

"Boss Baby" (March 10, 2017)

Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin are among the voices in this adaptation of the children's picture book, about a suit-wearing baby who teams with his seven-year-old brother to stop the evil plan of the CEO of Puppy Co.


"Captain Underpants" (June 2, 2017)

Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Jordan Peele, and Thomas Middleditch star in this adaptation of the popular children's novel series about two kids who hypnotize their principal and turn him into a comic-book creation, Captain Underpants. 

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The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, and more in May


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Time to check in on what's new on your favorite streaming services beginning in May.

On iTunes, you can buy titles like "10 Cloverfield Lane,""Zoolander 2," and the latest season of "Girls." On Amazon Prime, highlights include "Election" and the great indie film "99 Homes."

Hulu is delivering the latest episodes of shows like "Scandal,""The Last Man on Earth," and "Empire."

Here's the complete list. We've highlighted some of our top picks you shouldn't miss.

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Available May 3

“How to Be Single”
“The Witch”
“Zoolander 2”

Available May 10

“Pride and Prejudice Zombies”

Available May 16

“Girls” (Season 5)

Available May 17

“Gods of Egypt”
“Kindergarten Cop 2”
“Orange Is the New Black (Season 3)
“Triple 9”

Available May 23

“Vinyl” (Season 1)
“Preacher” (Season 1)

Available May 24

“10 Cloverfield Lane”
“13 Hours”
“The Brothers Grimsby”
“Eddie The Eagle”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“London Has Fallen”
“Midnight Special”

Available May 30

“Togetherness” (Season 2)

Available May 31


Amazon Prime

Available May 1

“When Harry Met Sally”
“Leaving Las Vegas”
“Vice Versa”
“She's Having a Baby”
“You Only Live Twice”
“Die Another Day”
“Diamonds Are Forever”
“The Spy Who Loved Me”
“Live and Let Die”
“The Man With the Golden Gun”
“The Living Daylights”
“Never Say Never Again”
“Ghost World”
“The Bounty” (1984)
“Hoodlum” (1997)
“Benny and Joon”
“Standing in the Shadows of Motown”
“Election” (1999)
“The Red Violin”
“Airplane II: The Sequel”
“Frankenstein” (2004)
“The Mod Squad”
“Sex, Lies And Videotape”
“Banshee” (Season 2)
“Boardwalk Empire” (Season 4)
“Lucky Louie” (Season 1)
“Mr. Show With Bob and David” (Seasons 1-4)
“True Blood” (Season 6)

Available May 3

“Zoolander 2”

Available May 6

“Hot Pursuit”
“I, Robot” (with STARZ subscription)

Available May 7

"Outlander" (with STARZ subscription)

Available May 9

“99 Homes”
Available May 13

"Side Effect" (with STARZ subscription)

Available May 27

"Irrational Man" (with STARZ subscription)


Available May 1

“Selfie” (Season 1)
“Drop Dead Diva” (Seasons 1-6)
“Top Gear USA” (Season 4)
“Die Another Day”
“Ghost World”
“Airplane II: The Sequel”
“Benny & Joon”
“Diamonds Are Forever”
“A Fistful Of Dynamite”
“Frankenstein” (2004)      
“Live and Let Die”
“The Living Daylights”
“Man With The Golden Gun”
“Meet Wally Sparks”
“The Mod Squad”
“Never Say Never Again”
“The Red Violin”
“She's Having a Baby”
“The Spy Who Loved Me”
“The World is Not Enough”
“You Only Live Twice”

Available May 3

“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Season 1 Finale)

Available May 11
“Grandfathered” (Season 1 Finale)
“The Grinder” (Season 1 Finale)
“New Girl” (Season 5 Finale)
“Broad City” (Season 3 Finale)
Available May 13

“Scandal” (Season 5 Finale)
“The Vampire Diaries” (Season 7 Finale)
Available May 16

“The Last Man on Earth” (Season 2 Finale)

Available May 17

“Gotham” (Season 2 Finale)
“Castle” (Season 8 Finale)
“Jane the Virgin” (Season 2 Finale)

Available May 18

“Chicago Med” (Season 1 Finale)
“Chicago Fire” (Season 4 Finale)
“Marvel’s Agents of Shield” (Season 2 Finale)

Available May 19

“Empire” (Season 2 Finale)
“The Middle” (Season 7 Finale)
“The Goldbergs” (Season 3 Finale)
“Modern Family” (Season 7 Finale)
“Black-ish” (Season 2 Finale)

Available May 20

“Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 12 Finale)

Available May 21

“Shark Tank” (Season 7 Finale)
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (Complete Season 11)
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Complete Season 10)

Available May 23

“Bob’s Burgers” (Season 6 Finale)
“Family Guy” (Season 14 Finale)
“The Simpsons” (Season 27 Finale)

Available May 24

“The Bachelorette” (Season 12 Premiere)
“Blindspot” (Season 1 Finale)

Available May 25

“The Path” (Season 1, HULU ORIGINAL)
“The Voice” (Season 10 Finale)
“Fresh Off The Boat” (Season 2 Finale)
“Dancing with the Stars” (Season 22 Finale)
“The Flash” (Season 2 Finale)

Available May 26

“Wayward Pines” (Season 2 Premiere)
“Arrow” (Season 4 Finale)

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The new 'Captain America' movie is already No. 1 at the box office overseas


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Disney and Marvel Studios' “Captain America: Civil War” opened a stellar $14.9 million Wednesday as it rolled out in 15 foreign markets, placing No. 1 everywhere and almost matching “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“Civil War,” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, could amass $200 million or more by Sunday, days before it launches in North America on May 6. It currently boasts a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes (if that holds, it will be the best-reviewed Marvel film to date).

The movie is rolling out in roughly 63 percent of the foreign marketplace this weekend, including France, South Korea, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Japan and the U.K. Major markets opening day-and-date with the U.S. include China, Russia and Italy.

Looking at other comps, “Iron Man 3” debuted to $160 million offshore, while “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” took in $78 million.

“Civil War” is bigger in scope that the previous Captain America films. Chris Evans returns in the title role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, while a wide array of other Marvel superheroes appear in the film, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

The film sees the Avengers fractured into opposing factions when the government wants to intervene and control the superheroes. One faction is led by Captain America and the other by Iron Man. 

Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, William Hurt and Daniel Bruhl also star.

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RANKED: The best Marvel superhero movies of the past 8 years


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Ever since "Iron Man" was released in 2008 and kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel has taken over the box office.

In the past eight years, Marvel Studios has put out well over 20 movies that span multiple studios — from Disney to 20th Century Fox. 

"Deadpool," which came out on February 12, shattered box-office records, and "Captain America: Civil War" looks to do the same in May.

In anticipation of the upcoming "Captain America" and "X-Men: Apocalypse," we ranked the 12 best Marvel movies we've seen since Robert Downey Jr.'s era-defining "Iron Man."

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12. "The Wolverine" (2013)

The hugely entertaining "The Wolverine" stays true to the characters' roots while telling an unconventional superhero story that involves Yakuza gangsters. There's a lot of great action here, such as a train chase that is as memorable as it is implausible. What really makes this stand out is Hugh Jackman, who has committed to this character for so long. He's a hero who is immortal and haunted by the prospect of death.

11. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012)

Spider-Man didn't need to be rebooted, but Sony really didn't want to lose this franchise. While nothing can top what Sam Raimi created — even if "Spider-Man 3" didn't do anybody any favors — the first reboot had a lot of great stuff to offer. It has a whole new Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) who's less of a geek. And Parker created the web blasters this time, making it just slightly more faithful to the comics.

10. "Ant-Man" (2015)

With Edgar Wright originally onboard, "Ant-Man" was looking to be one of Marvel's best. Indeed, Joss Whedon even called it Marvel's best script yet. But when Wright and the studio couldn't see eye to eye, the director dropped out.

Replacement director Peyton Reed had high expectations to live up to. He crafted a superhero story that goes through the standard motions of an origin story while also managing to be a fun heist movie with great performances by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. We will never know what Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" would have looked like, but the version we ended up with isn't so bad.

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'Thelma & Louise' almost had a completely different ending


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It has gone down as a classic because of that ending.

In an era when female empowerment was hardly addressed, let alone championed in the movies, 1991's "Thelma & Louise" became a rallying cry for showcasing two women, Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon), who become outlaws after killing a man who assaults and attempts to rape Thelma.

The movie concludes with the two driving their '66 Thunderbird convertible off a cliff near the Grand Canyon as they flee authorities. The image of the two holding hands as they drive to their death has become an unforgettable movie moment.

But Sarandon revealed to Entertainment Weekly that director Ridley Scott wasn't completely sold on the ending screenwriter Callie Khouri wrote.

“When I met with Ridley, I said, ‘So really, are you going to... don’t have me do this and then when you test it and everybody gets bummed out, you’re going to reshoot and we’re going to be alive after all,’” Sarandon told EW. “And he said, ‘Well, I can tell you that you will definitely die, but I’m not sure about the other one.’”

Scott meant Davis’ Thelma. “He said, ‘You might push her out of the car or something,’” Sarandon told the magazine.

Thankfully, it didn't turn out that way. 

According to Davis, the scene was the last of the production and they only had 20 minutes to shoot it.

“It was very emotional for me," Davis said. "I turned and looked at [Sarandon], I realized the whole experience was over, and I felt really sad.”

Along with the film earning six Oscar nominations and a best screenplay win for Khouri, the ending is still as striking as it was 25 years ago.

Here it is in all its glory:

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A 'Star Wars: Rogue One' star just let a major spoiler slip


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"Star Wars" has always liked to keep mum about its parent-child relationships, so it was quite a shock when actor Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal") revealed on Sky News who he plays in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Turn away now if you don't want to know.

The actor said that he plays the father of the film's lead character, Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. (Go to the 1:20 mark in the video below.)

It's a big shock to many as it's obvious Disney/Lucasfilm has been trying to keep his character under wraps. He's not in the trailer, which gives a bit of Erso's backstory, indicating that she's been on her own since the age of 15.

Since actors in superhero and sci-fi franchises like "Star Wars" are constantly told not to reveal anything specific about the projects, you might think Mikkelsen is having fun with the Sky News anchor. 

But if he is, he's doing some incredible acting. He sounds very sincere. Even after giving the reveal, he says, "That was too much, I'm sorry."

Business Insider did not immediately get a response from Disney.

Watch the full interview clip here. "Rogue One" opens in theaters December 16.

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Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is officially the next Lara Croft in the 'Tomb Raider' movies


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One of Hollywood's rising stars just hit a little higher.

Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in "The Danish Girl," will play Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" movies, which are based on the video games, Variety reported.

She'll be taking over from Angelina Jolie, who played Croft in several films in the 2000s.

A number of actresses tried out for the role, including Daisy Ridley of the new "Star Wars" movies, but a source tells Variety that Vikander was always the first choice.

Vikander was also acclaimed for her part in "Ex Machina" in 2015 and will star opposite Matt Damon in this summer's "Jason Bourne."

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Robert Downey Jr. hints he might do 'one more' 'Iron Man' movie


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Robert Downey Jr. seems to be going back on his word.

After previously telling USA Today that another standalone "Iron Man" film "isn't in the cards," the actor is hinting that it might just come true after all.

"I feel like I could do one more," Downey recently told "Nightline" on the set of "Captain America: Civil War" of the possibility of another "Iron Man."

Downey plays Iron Man/Tony Stark yet again in the latest "Captain America" film, but most had assumed his hugely successful "Iron Man" trilogy, which helped launch the modern Marvel movie universe, was at a close.

"Civil War" takes a darker turn as Stark battles against Captain America. The movie is already making a ton of money overseas.

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Here's the trailer for the rom-com about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date


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The first trailer for "Southside with You" shows a confident, though broke, Barack Obama and a tough-talking Michelle Obama on their epic first date.

Executive produced by singer John Legend, "Southside with You" is set in Chicago in 1989. The First Lady was then known as Michelle Robinson (played by Tika Sumpter). She and Obama (Parker Sawyers) were attorneys at the same law firm.

Despite his date's tough exterior, Barack is confident that his good looks and smooth demeanor aren't lost on Michelle.

What happens next in the movie, which was written and directed by Richard Tanne, is anyone's guess as the daylong date takes the young lawyers across Chicago, including stops at the Art Institute of Chicago, a showing of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," and their seemingly innocent first kiss in front of, yes, an ice cream parlor.

Will Michelle make sure she doesn't fall for just "another smooth-talking brother"? Spoiler alert: This one is special.

Watch the trailer below:

"Southside with You" hits theaters on August 26, 2016.

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6 awesome 'Frozen' Easter eggs you probably missed in 'Zootopia'


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"Zootopia" has been one of the biggest surprise box-office smashes of the year, setting records for Disney in the US and abroad.

It has also been called the "most Easter egg-packed movie ever made by Disney." It seems even the studio's animators can't get enough of "Frozen."

At least half a dozen references throw a wink to the Winter Wonderland universe that Anna and Elsa call home.

In case you missed them, here are all the "Frozen" Easter eggs in "Zootopia."

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!




Tundra Town, an area of Zootopia where the colder weather creatures live, looks an awful lot like the kingdom in Disney's "Frozen."

Upon closer inspection, you'll find two little elephants dressed in Elsa and Anna costumes. How cute!

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Anna also makes a cameo of sorts. The actress who voiced her, Kristen Bell, lends her talent again as Priscilla the sloth.

Source: Disney

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Will Ferrell pulls out of controversial Ronald Reagan Alzheimer's comedy


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On the heels of outrage from the family of President Ronald Reagan, Will Ferrell announced Friday that he was no longer involved with a comedy movie being made about Reagan's battle with Alzheimer's.

According to Page Six, though Ferrell had seen the script and was considering producing it and starring as the former president, he has dropped out of the project.

"The 'Reagan' script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered," a Ferrell representative told Page Six. "While it is by no means an 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project."

Reagan's daughter Patty Davis wrote an open letter on her website about news of the project, which read:

Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous. Alzheimer's … steals what is most precious to a human being — memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime … I watched as fear invaded my father's eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, "I don't know where I am."

The project has no financing or a director attached.

According to Variety, the script, written by Mike Rosolio, begins at the start of the then-president's second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

A popular project on The Black List, the annual catalog of top unproduced scripts in Hollywood, the script even had a live read last month done by Lena Dunham and John Cho.

Business Insider's attempt to get further comment from Ferrell's rep was not successful.

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'Keanu' exploits the internet's obsession with cats — and it pretty much works


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If there’s one thing people love, it’s cats. Images of cats. Cute cat gifs. Adorable cat videos.

This weekend, Warner Bros. will test whether that internet obsession can translate into box-office dollars with "Keanu."

You’ve most likely seen some marketing for the movie — it stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele," and is centered around an adorable kitten who gets kidnapped.

Trailers have been saturated with the tiny cat in ridiculously shareable poses. 

keanu kittenkeanu catWarner Bros. even released a spoof trailer where all of the characters were turned into cats.

While “Keanu” is not a movie I would by any means run out to theaters and go and see immediately — there are far too many other big event movies coming out this summer — the film does play into our contagious cat-loving culture. And the film is mostly aware of that.

The pint-sized feline opens and closes the film with over-the-top sequences. He gets his own Los Angeles montage sequence, and we’re spoiled with closeups on his face along with action shots of him running and jumping. We’re shown adorable image after adorable image of him posing for a cat calendar where he’s inserted into Warner Bros. movies like "Mad Max: Fury Road,""Se7en,""The Shining," and, fittingly, Keanu Reeves' "The Matrix."

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(Note that real versions of this calendar exist. Warner Bros. sent them out to journalists as a freebie swag item ahead of release for marketing. If they were smart, they’d release them to consumers.)

We quickly learn that anyone who runs into this cat is rendered powerless to its cuteness, whether it's the goofy duo of Clarence (Key) and Rell (Peele), two murdering sociopaths who go by the moniker "Allentown brothers," or a drug dealer named Cheddar.

Clarence goes as far as to say what most people are thinking early in the film, "That’s the cutest cat I’ve ever seen in my life."

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And by that point, you don’t even care if the movie has a plot. Granted, if you’ve watched trailers, you know the cat’s going to get stolen, but you’re so invested in the kitten that you just want to see more of it on screen.

As a viewer, you don’t really care that Clarence and his wife may be having some marital problems because you’re counting down the seconds until you can see the cute little furball again. What’s Keanu doing now? Is he going to be dressed up in a little outfit next? I don’t know because I’m being forced to watch Clarence’s neighbor have some sort of weird interest in his wife in a subplot you’re not going to care about.


Instead of cultivating the obsession the film introduces with the cat, it pulls a half-measure, putting a pin in Keanu saturation when the cat is kidnapped. While we are teased with a peek of the kitten in a do-rag here, and a drug dealer holding the cat in it’s arms there, we don’t largely see it again until the end of the film.

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This is where my main complaint with Keanu comes in. While “Keanu” plays with the charm and humor of a 100-minute extended “Key & Peele” sketch, it could have had a little bit more of Keanu, because every scene with the kitten stole the show. While a film like “Deadpool” went all in after an impressive, over-the-top marketing run, “Keanu” leaves a bit to be desired.

Look at these mock posters poking fun at other big movies. There's so much hype for this movie about a cat. A cat!

I know the film’s about saving a kidnapped kitten from drug lords, a pretty silly premise, but the film starts losing focus on that midway through the film, especially in one scene with Anna Faris (yes, she’s in this movie, too) which goes on for a bit too long.

The marketing heavily relies on selling us this cat and that’s what viewers are coming for — the cat. They’re not coming for Faris and they’re not really coming to watch Key and Peele trying to fake it as gangsters.


Also distracting was the amount of subliminal product placement for other movies in the film, all from Warner Bros., which is distributing "Keanu." Especially noticeable more than once was a poster for "Edge of Tomorrow" on Rell’s apartment wall, which recently received a sequel.

The best part of the film comes during a drug-like high when one of the key characters envisions a speaking Keanu voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves himself. It’s a moment that was added late into the film, and it’s certainly the most satisfying. Had Reeves been on board earlier, I wonder if he would have been utilized a little more in the movie.

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The film is also at its finest when grown men, drug dealers and gang overlords are fighting over possession of this tiny little kitten. It’s absolutely ridiculous, but you’re so invested in this cat that you let it go.

"Keanu" is very much a guilty pleasure. It says a lot about our culture to be captivated by cute, small animals. While it will keep you mildly entertained, this will not be one of the movies you’ll walk out of the theater eager to see again. If you’re a cat lover, you’ll probably enjoy it as long as you can handle hearing gratuitous use of the N-word over and over again.

"Keanu" is in theaters now.

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The all-star 'Mother's Day' is already one of the worst-reviewed movies of the year


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Director Garry Marshall is responsible for some of the most legendary TV shows and movies ever made, like “Happy Days,” the TV version of “The Odd Couple, and ”Pretty Woman.”

But in his later years, the 81-year-old has been making a series of movies focused on holidays, like “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” that outside of all-star casts have done precious little for critics or audiences.

But that hasn’t stopped him from making a third film, “Mother’s Day,” which opens Friday. And critics are really letting this one have it.

"Mother's Day" has the usual cast of A-listers in Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Jason Sudeikis, playing characters whose lives intersect leading up to the holiday.

With a current rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes and taking in only $225,000 in its Thursday preview, the movie will likely make around $12 million in over 3,000 theaters. 

When you have stars like this, that's pretty weak.

Here’s what critics had to say about what's already one of the worst-reviewed movies of the year:

We've been down this road three too many times.

Movies like "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" have already scarred critics, and it doesn't seem they've lightned up with the third offering from Marshall. 

"Following the lazy formula the director laid down in 'Valentine’s Day' and 'New Year’s Eve,' Marshall and his writers line up a bunch of stars, set up some basic sitcom situations, then hope audiences are in the right holiday spirit," the New York Daily News wrote.

And Rolling Stone says "director Garry Marshall is a menace. He keeps killing holidays with all-star comedies in which a laugh would die of loneliness."

You will be laughing at it, not with it.

If you think critics are a little harsh on the movie, here are a few examples on why it's so painful.

ScreenCrush highlights: "Britt Robertson [plays] an unwed mother who refuses to marry her aspiring standup comedian baby daddy (Jack Whitehall) because she has abandonment issues. This is made clear in the scene where she loudly announces 'I have abandonment issues!' in a public park full of kids. As you do."

While the Washington Post can't forget (but wants to): "At one point, Jennifer Garner sings a Huey Lewis and the News song, in what feels like the whitest moment in the history of cinema. That is, until roughly 45 minutes later, when Jason Sudeikis does a karaoke version of 'The Humpty Dance' while wearing salmon-colored pants."

That wig!

Julia Roberts wears a wig in the movie that looks so awful you think it must be a joke, but it's not. Variety has some questions about it.

"Like the glowing briefcase in 'Pulp Fiction' or the final whispered words of 'Lost in Translation,' the ill-fitting Anna Wintour wig worn by Julia Roberts in 'Mother’s Day' seems destined to enter the pantheon of great cinematic mysteries. Did some earlier version of the script explain the wig’s presence? Why does no character in the film point out how strange it looks? Did Roberts insist on wearing the wig — a leftover prop from one of her faux films in 'Notting Hill' — as a Brando-esque bit of actorly mischief, or does it hold deeper significance?"

Hopefully, we'll never know.

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The 'Ghostbusters' remake is the most disliked trailer in YouTube history



The backlash against the new "Ghostbusters" and, in particular, its trailer has hit epic proportions.

With 508,023 dislikes on YouTube at of this writing, the trailer is now the most disliked in YouTube history. It currently has over 28 million views.

The eagle eyes at ScreenCrush caught the soon-to-be-infamous feat. It's currently in 28th place on the all-time disliked-video list. Justin Bieber's "Baby" music video is No. 1 with over 1.3 billion views.

It should be noted that many of these thumbs-down for "Ghostbusters — which opens in theaters on July 15 — no doubt come from people suspicious about the larger project, whether because they protest the all-female cast or they perceived actress Leslie Jones as the "token black" character in the movie.

And now those people seem to be on a personal quest to do the movie harm.

The most disliked movie-related YouTube video behind the "Ghostbusters" trailer is the "Frozen" song "Let It Go," which is in 52nd place with over 300,000 votes against it.

Judge for yourself: Is the "Ghostbusters" trailer that bad?

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This Tim Burton-inspired bar just opened in New York — and it’s already booked through September


Fans of "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands" now have a place to hang out and get drunk together. A new bar and restaurant has opened up in New York called Beetle House, with decor and menu items based off of Tim Burton's films. It's been getting lots of buzz online, and it has already sold out dinner reservations through the fall. We spoke with one of the owners and got to sample some of their signature cocktails, which includes a "Big Fish" bowl of liquor.

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'The Jungle Book' continues its dominance at the box office


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Disney's "The Jungle Book" continues to own the box office as it stays at number one for a third consecutive week with an estimated $42.4 million, according to pro.boxoffice.com.

This marks the eighth weekend Disney has been number one at the box office in 2016.

"The Jungle Book" has now grossed over $250 million domestically and things will only get better for Disney going forward as they release Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" next weekend.

"Civil War" has already opened in numerous foreign markets, taking in over $200 million. It's likely we'll see a similar opening weekend figure when it opens domestically.

New releases "Keanu" and "Mother's Day" were no match as they took in an estimated $9.35 million and $8.30 million, respectively. 

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RANKED: The 10 movies most likely to dominate this summer


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For Hollywood studios, the time between May and August can make or break a year.

Blockbusters have become the lifeblood of the studio system. The popularity of comic-book adaptations and sequels released in the summer led to a record-breaking 2015 at the box office (with a little help from “Star Wars” later in the year). 

As we prepare for another summer-movie onslaught, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to break down the most anticipated titles and what has the best shot at getting to the top of the heap.

Compiling box-office projections, our own poll of readers, and the hype machine, here's our ranking of the biggest summer movies of 2016.

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10. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (May 20)

One of the few comedies to crack the top 10 in our power ranking, this sequel is riding the wave of love for the first "Neighbors" from 2014, and the charm of Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne combined.

The movie came in third in a survey of most anticipated summer comedies by the country’s largest movie ticket seller, Fandango.

And with the original taking in over $150 million at the box office, there’s certainly a fan base who will run to its opening weekend — that’s evident with over 13 million having viewed the trailer on YouTube.

9. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (May 27)

Though it doesn’t have the instant draw of other family-friendly titles coming out this summer, the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” promises to be visually stunning and wacky.

Burton is only in the producer role this time around, but with Johnny Depp returning as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, it's the third-most-anticipated family movie, according to the Fandango survey.

Wth the original earning over $1 billion worldwide at the box office in 2010, don’t be surprised if this “Alice” sequel becomes a major earner for Disney this year.

8. “Central Intelligence” (June 17)

There are no two actors more on the rise than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, so pairing them together in a film makes a lot of sense.

Both have an incredible reach on social media, and their previous movies have had impressive earnings.

Opening the same weekend as “Finding Dory” won’t affect the film's box office since the audience is different, and if it can bring something new to the buddy-comedy genre, this could be a sleeper hit of the summer.

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