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Tom Hanks proves he can still do the rap from 'Big' 28 years later


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Tom Hanks is always up for turning back the clock to reminisce on his classic movies before he became "America's Dad."

A video is currently making the rounds of Hanks diving back into "Big." The movie star teamed with the hit YouTube channel Wong Fu Productions on an impromptu rendition of the "Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop" rap from the classic comedy.

In the middle of an interview with Hanks and director Ron Howard for the release of their new movie "Inferno" (in theaters Friday), Philip Wang asks Hanks if they can do the rap together, and though it's been 28 years since the movie came out, Hanks did it without hesitation.

"I actually stole that from my kid’s summer camp," Hanks said after the rap. "We needed a thing in the movie and I said, 'How about we do this?'"

Watch Hanks do the "Big" rap below:

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Legendary director Paul Schrader reveals the 'good news' and 'bad news' of casting Nicolas Cage


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Paul Schrader has spent his career delving into the dark side of the human condition.

Starting out as a screenwriter, he instantly became a star by writing Martin Scorsese's 1976 classic "Taxi Driver." That started a long collaboration with Scorsese, continuing with "Raging Bull,""The Last Temptation of Christ," and "Bringing Out the Dead."

Schrader has tested audiences even more as a director, making haunting dramas like "American Gigolo"; the 1980s "Cat People" remake; "Affliction"; and "The Canyons," which is known more for the antics of its star, Lindsay Lohan, than what's on screen. (Schrader said he isn't mad — the movie sold for more than it cost to make.)

For his latest movie, "Dog Eat Dog," which opens in theaters November 4 and is on video on demand on November 11, Schrader teamed with Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe to create a bizarre, ultraviolent dark comedy — extremely dark and extremely violent — that is perhaps the boldest work Schrader has ever done.

Business Insider had a candid conversation with Schrader about the current movie business, how Cage surprised him when the actor suddenly read his lines imitating Humphrey Bogart, and why he'll never watch a work-in-progress cut of a Scorsese movie.

Jason Guerrasio: You've said while doing press for this movie that you had final cut on it. At this point in your career, can you make a movie any other way?

Paul Schrader: I never had final cut earlier on in my career, and I never needed it because you were always making movies with people who like movies and who understood movies. And yes, you had disagreements, and yes, you went back and forth, but at the end of the day you would come to an agreement.

Now in the last 10 years or so, we have started to see this influx of money into the entertainment business from people who don't necessarily like movies, watch movies, or know movies. You can find yourself in a room with people who are financing the film who don't watch movies themselves. Once you start to realize that you could be dealing with folks like that, then you start to think how can I protect myself? These people have a formula in their heads that is based on another time and place, and it's not the time and place in which you're making your movie.

Guerrasio: So you take a read on the people involved and decide if you say you want final cut?

Schrader: You try to. Every artist will tell you this: Every time you get f---ed you say, "I'm never going to get f---ed that way again." And you don't. But they come up with a new way to f--- you.

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Guerrasio: One of the things that is embedded in my brain about your movie is Nicolas Cage impersonating Humphrey Bogart by the end of the movie. Was that written in the script?

Schrader: That was not in the book. (The movie is loosely based on a book of the same title by Edward Bunker.) That was not in the script. The book and the script were not comic either.

But Nic had this idea for his character who thought himself somewhat foolishly as Humphrey Bogart, so he was doing Bogart things, which I wasn't that crazy about, but I wasn't going to pick a fight over it. I could always cut it out.

But there was this whole nagging issue of the last scene. We had talked about it in rehearsals, but he wasn't really satisfied. He came back to me again while we were shooting and he said, "I don't get this last scene. I don't understand why he's still alive. I don't understand what he's doing with this black couple." And I said, "Well, maybe he's not still alive. Maybe it's the afterlife." And that's when he started to come up with the Bogart idea.

He said, "Well, I've been fooling around with Bogart. If he is actually dead, then he can become Bogart and he can save the black couple." He doesn't exactly pull that off, but that's how that evolved.

And he kind of stunned this on me on the day we were shooting that. We went through it and all of a sudden he's doing it as Bogie and I was like, "Whoa, you sure you want to do that?" And he said, "Look, you've been telling me for five weeks that we have to be bold. This is the only way you can do this genre today." He said, "I think this is a bold choice." I said, "Yeah, I think it is, too. Let's do it."

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Guerrasio: For a movie that I think was intended to shock, it's not the violence that stays with me — it's the ending.

Schrader: Yeah, we jump into a meta movie. But my feeling is how you deal with a crime film in 2016 is a jazz riff. You try to stay ahead of the viewer. You don't quite know where you're going, and so one of the things that's unique about "Dog Eat Dog" is that it's a genre beyond predictability. The three ex-cons doing their last job, etc. There's a lot of genre tropes in there. On the other hand, it's an unpredictable take on a predictable genre.

Guerrasio: Is Cage still a bankable star so that when he's attached you have a "go" picture?

Schrader: Nic gets your movie financed. That's the good news. The bad news is that he eats up most of your budget in the process of getting it financed because you end up basically paying him the budget. But he still commands those big numbers.

I mean, the distributor of this film told me that all of the work we have done — the film festivals, all the press, the public appearances, the theatrical release — it all has one goal, which is to be No. 1 VOD on the first VOD weekend, because there is so much product out there on demand that if you're not in the top five it doesn't matter anymore because people can't get through it all. So you got to try to be No. 1 on VOD release.

Guerrasio: But do you ever see what those engagement numbers really are? Will the film's distributor, RLJ Entertainment, disclose them to you and be transparent?

Schrader: I talked to RLJ about this. We'll see how transparent they are. They promise to be transparent. I made "The Canyons" a while back and we self-financed that for a half-million dollars and then we sold it to IFC for $1 million, so we all made money and it was all fun and dandy. But of course, at the end, that film could go on and make money for the next 20 years [through streaming] and we'll never see a statement.

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Guerrasio: And — one way to stretch a dollar for this movie — you yourself played one of the characters. Which was something done at the last second, right?

Schrader: Yeah, Marty [Scorsese] was going to do it, and then the date we wanted him fell on his birthday, and he didn't want to come. I remember saying to the producer, "Even if Marty had come, we don't even have enough for his airfare anymore." Because this was at the end of the shooting schedule. So then there was the option of hiring a local, and I didn't want to do that, and Cage was pressuring me to do the role myself. And I thought, I may be bad, but I won't be boring.

Guerrasio: But you also asked Quentin Tarantino, Abel Ferrara, and Christopher Walken, right?

Schrader: Yeah. I even asked Rupert Everett to do it as a transgender Cleveland gangster, and he was willing to do it, but then his Oscar Wilde project ["The Happy Prince"] intervened.

Guerrasio: I've heard you say in the past that your films "exercise" your demons, not "exorcise" them.

Schrader: Not every one. But that's one of the things they can do, yes.

Guerrasio: Is that still the case today?

Schrader: You need to have a film like that maybe every four or five years. I don't think every film can be like that.

Guerrasio: So when was the last one like that for you?

Schrader: Well, that's this. I had written a film called "Dying of the Light," which I also directed and it started Nic Cage. And when I handed in the director's cut, they took it away.

Guerrasio: So getting screwed over again.

Schrader: Yeah, there was a point I wanted to make with this movie — I wanted to make a point that I can make a film with Nic Cage that people want to see.

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Guerrasio: You mentioned "The Canyons," a movie that is known more for Lindsay Lohan's off-screen antics while making the movie. Was that a rebound moment for you, making that movie?

Schrader: It wasn't much of a rebound; it was an experiment. It was exhausting, and there's a lot of sanctimonious finger-wagging at poor Lindsay from the media. "Bad girl, bad girl." It's like all these people wagging their finger at Donald Trump while selling publications.

Guerrasio: So the media played up incidents in the making of the movie that didn't define how that movie was made?

Schrader: No. The New York Times was there on the set every day, so all that stuff, though not very flattering, it was true. Maybe some of it a little exaggerated, but most of it true. But every film is a drama for a different reason.

Guerrasio: Have you seen Scorsese's long-awaited "Silence" yet?

Schrader: No. He's really hit the mattresses because they'll be mixing all next month and it opens in December and it's three and a half hours long. I see Marty a lot, but I would never want to be in that position to be an early viewer of any of his films.

Guerrasio: So even in the past, he doesn't call on you?

Schrader: No. I would be uncomfortable.

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15 great movies coming to Hulu you should watch next month


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The INSIDER Summary:

  • From old-time classics to underhyped films, these are the best movies to watch on Hulu this November. 

While the monthly purge of films from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu can mean that an old favorite is vanishing with the wind, it also means that a restocking of titles is in order.

Call it the natural balance of the streaming media world, as new titles come into play, and old friends switch allegiances, all in the name of entertainment. Clear your schedules for the following flicks that are hitting the Hulu line-up as of next month!


Mel Brooks films are almost always an occasion to celebrate, depending on how much you're willing to defend Life Stinks or Dracula: Dead and Loving It!. But at the very least, we can all agree that out of all of his fake sequels he's promised us over the years, Spaceballs is the one we wish he'd deliver on in spades. If you can, watch this one on a double bill with Galaxy Quest, and give yourself a well earned break from everything.


In 1999, the story of an election between a driven woman, a popular man "not ready for prime time," and a protest candidate that looks to spoil the campaigns of both was merely fodder for really funny independent comedies. Yet almost 20 years on, Election has now taken a really funny, really scary extra dimension of humor, what with 2016's electoral process coming extremely close to the clusterfuck that's seen in Reese Witherspoon's fight against the establishment, as well as her contemporaries. Watch this gem of a film to laugh, then maybe cry a little bit thanks to reality not being nearly as funny.

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No, this isn't deja vu, as we previously reported this title as leaving Netflix by the end of this month. However, it looks like this and a slew of other Paramount titles are making an exodus from the home of the red envelope to the house of something green! Which is a very good thing, considering that if you're a true Addams Family fan, you won't let something as silly as the passing of Halloween stop you from enjoying this comedy classic year round!

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We took a look inside the luxury movie theater chain that's taking over the country


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Since it was started by Tim and Karrie League in 1997 in Austin, Texas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has become an oasis for movie lovers while also revolutionizing the theater experience with the inclusion of food and drink service.

With 25 locations across the country, it's now widely regarded as the best theater in the world, and if you live in the New York City area, you can finally experience it in all its glory. 

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will officially open its doors on Friday, and Business Insider got a glimpse inside what we can call without argument the most unique theatergoing experience in the city. 

Come take a tour with us inside the newest Alama Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn:

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Walking in, Stanley Kubrick fans will feel instantly at home as the familiar carpet design from "The Shining" will lead you into the fun.

You can do your best King Kong impression atop the Empire State Building with this photo setup.

This Drafthouse also has a gender-neutral bathroom, a move Tim League made in many of his theaters in the wake of the bathroom controversy in North Carolina.

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Michael Moore: Donald Trump will win the election, and it'll be a big 'f--- you' from voters


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Michael Moore has argued since the summer that he thinks Donald Trump will win the 2016 presidential election, and his stance hasn't changed.

The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker has a new movie out, "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," in which he essentially makes an argument for why people, especially those on the fence, should vote for Hillary Clinton instead of the Republican nominee.

Despite that case and polling that suggests Trump has lost ground to Clinton in the race, Moore told an audience at a recent "TrumpLand" event that he believes Trump will win largely because of how the middle and working classes in America feel at the moment.

"I know a lot of people in Michigan that are planning to vote for Trump, and they don't necessarily agree with him," Moore said, according to Salon.

Whether voters agree with Trump, or if he would deliver on promises to them, Moore says he believes they'll choose the real-estate mogul on Election Day to send a signal to elites in the country about the state of government.

"Trump's election is going to be the biggest 'f--- you' ever recorded in human history — and it will feel good," Moore said.

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Here's everything we know about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie, 'Rogue One'


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We're less than two months away from the premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and it's building up to excitement levels we haven't seen since, well, "The Force Awakens" last year.

The film underwent reshoots after Disney offered a first glimpse of the standalone film with a teaser trailer back in April. From the first official trailer that premiered in August and the final trailer that Disney released this month, we now have a pretty good idea of what's in store for the film. 

Taking place before the events of the 1977 original film, "Rogue One" follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and a group of Rebel fighters on a mission to steal plans for the Empire's new weapon, the Death Star. The movie hits theaters December 16.

Here is everything we know about "Rogue One" so far (warning: mild spoilers):

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The film is the first in the "Star Wars Anthology," a series of standalone films, which will include movies dedicated to Han Solo and bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Gareth Edwards, known for the 2014 "Godzilla" reboot, directed the film.

The script was written by Chris Weitz ("About a Boy"), based on an idea from visual-effects supervisor John Knoll. Gary Whitta ("After Earth") was originally hired to write the screenplay, but he left the project after writing the first draft.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to


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Disney and Pixar just made a major update to its theatrical schedule stretching through 2019.

The highly-anticipated sequels for "The Incredibles" and "Toy Story"will be swapping release dates. That now moves the "Incredibles 2" sequel up to June 15, 2018. Meanwhile, "Toy Story 4," which brings back original director John Lasseter, has been pushed back to a June 21, 2019 release.

That marks the second delay for the "Toy Story" sequel. It was previously moved back a year to 2018.

The rest of Disney's upcoming lineup over the next few years includes a mix of animated films, superheroes, reboots, sequels, and multiple trips to a galaxy far, far away.

Here is everything you can expect to see from Disney from now through 2019:

This fall's big Marvel movie will be "Doctor Strange," starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Strange (Cumberbatch) will play a surgeon who injures his hands severely in accident.

While he loses the ability to perform surgery, he finds a new purpose in life when he's offered a second chance after a sorcerer trains him to fight evil.

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The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon, HBO, and Hulu in November


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From Amazon carrying "Suicide Squad" to Hulu having "Rocky" movies 1-5, there's a lot to streaming in November. 

Here we've broken down everything new coming on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Go/Now. 

And if you need more, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be available on HBO by the end of November.

Below are all the titles that will be available and we've highlighted some in bold we think you should definitely check out.

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Available November 1

“Sausage Party”

Available November 8

“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Mechanic: Resurrection”
“Hell or High Water”
“Don’t Breathe”

Available November 15

“Jason Bourne”
“War Dogs”
“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”
“Hands of Stone”
“Dog Eat Dog”

Available November 22

“The Secret Life of Pets”

Amazon Prime

Available November 1

“A View to a Kill”
“Addams Family Values”
“Be Cool”
“Courage Mountain”
“Death at a Funeral”
“Diamonds are Forever”
“Die Another Day”
“Dr. No”
“Enter The Ninja”
“Erin Brockovich”
“Fatal Attraction”
“For Your Eyes Only”
“From Russia with Love”
“Get Shorty”
“Good Advice”
“Happily N'Ever After”
“Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White”
“Legally Blonde”
“Licence to Kill”
“Live and Let Die”
“Major League”
“Man with the Golden Gun”
“Meet Joe Black”
“Never Say Never Again”
“On Her Majesty's Secret Service”
“Rocky II”
“Rocky III”
“Rocky IV”
“Rocky V”
“Rollerball” (2002)
“Shadows and Fog”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Terms of Endearment”
“The Addams Family”
“The Conversation”
“The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane”
“The Living Daylights”
“The Spy Who Loved Me”
“The Switch”
“The World Is Not Enough”
“Tomorrow Never Dies”
“Top Secret!”
“Up in the Air”
“Urban Cowboy”
“You Only Live Twice”

Available November 3

“Salem” (Season 3)

Available November 5

“The Night Manager” (Season 1)

Available November 7

“A Monster with a Thousand Heads”
“Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”
“The Haunting in Connecticut”

Available November 9

“Flesh and Bone” (Season 1)

Available November 11

“Red Oaks” (Season 2, AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available November 12

“Green Room”

Available November 14

“Almost Holy”
“Splash and Bubbles” (Season 1)
“Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea” (Season 1)
“The Syndicate: All or Nothing” (Season 1)
“Wentworth” (Season 1)

Available November 15

“Mars” (Season 1)
“Soundbreaking” (Season 1)
“Suicide Squad”
“Mia Madre”
“The Royals” (Season 2)

Available November 16

“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” (Season 1)

Available November 17

“Miss You Already”
“Patton Oswalt: Comedy Plus Tragedy Equals Time”

Available November 18

“Grantchester” (Season 2)
“The Grand Tour” (AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available November 19


HBO Go/Now

Available November 1

“All the President’s Men”

“AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem”

“Batman & Robin”

“Batman Forever”

“Batman Returns”

“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1”

“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”

“Batman: Under the Red Hood”

“Batman: Year One”

“Being There”

“Blast from the Past”

“Insidious: Chapter 3”

“King Ralph”

“Matchstick Men”

“Minority Report”

“Miracle on 34th Street”

“Old School”
“Paper Moon”

“The Color of Money”
“The Dead Pool”

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent”

“The Sand Pebbles”

“The Young Messiah”

Available November 2

“Hitman: Agent 47”
“Eddie the Eagle”

Available November 5

“How to be Single”

Available November 7

“Def Comedy Jam” (Seasons 7-8)

Available November 12

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (Season Finale)

Available November 14

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season Finale)

Available November 19


Available November 26

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

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'Doctor Strange' is the trippiest Marvel movie yet — and that's why you need to see it


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For the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have been introduced to the sorcery side of the company's comic books, with their release of “Doctor Strange” (in theaters November 4).

It's expected by this point that Marvel knows how to properly tell an origin story about one of its properties, and that holds with "Doctor Strange." Director Scott Derrickson ("Sinister") lays out what transforms egotistical neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange from master of the ER to master of the mystic arts. And Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange is perfect at the conflicted (and sarcastic) state he’s in when he learns that he must find a new path after a horrific car accident robs him of the ability to be a surgeon.

But the visual effects are the real star of "Doctor Strange."

The closest thing to a psychedelic film that family-friendly Disney will allow, it’s filled with dazzling visuals taking us into other dimensions and a kaleidoscope-like view of some of the biggest cities in the world that goes beyond what was done in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” Yes, even die-hard Nolan fans will have reason to see this.

In search of a way to heal his hands after the car accident, Strange travels East in search of alternate medicine. He learns of the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton, who is amazing as always, despite concerns over whitewashing). After getting a glimpse of what is really beyond the world around us, Strange is hooked and wants to become her disciple.

doctor strange disneyFellow disciple Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) helps train Strange, but before you know it Strange has gobbled up all the information about the mystic arts to become a master. In that time he also learns of the evil Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and his plans for destruction.

The story is fast and really kicks into gear when Strange takes on Kaecilius, though at times there are pauses in the action to sneak in Strange’s love interest Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), a subplot that's funny but mostly feels forced.

I’m not a huge fan of 3D, but there’s honestly no other movie for which I can recommend the format more. The VFX wizardry that bends and shifts the cities of New York, London, and Hong Kong is really top-notch and makes a movie that otherwise doesn't compel much a joy to watch.

Just don’t sit too close to the screen.

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Why the director of 'Deadpool' suddenly left the sequel over 'creative differences'



After news recently broke that director Tim Miller has left the sequel to "Deadpool" over "creative differences," we've gotten a little insight into what those differences exactly were. 

According to TheWrap, Miller and the franchise's star Ryan Reynolds feuded over the scope of the sequel, which is currently in development with 20th Century Fox.

Miller wanted to go big with a movie that would be three times the budget of the original's $60 million, while Reynolds, along with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, wanted to keep the movie small and stick with its raunchy roots.

Previous reports also indicated that Miller wanted to cast "Bloodline" star Kyle Chandler to play the character Cable in the sequel, but Reynolds didn't. 

"Deadpool 2" currently does not have a release date. The original opened in February with the biggest R-rated opening weekend of all time ($132.4 million). The movie went on to make over $780 million worldwide.

Business Insider reached out to Fox for comment but did not receive an immediate response. 

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If you head out to see Marvel's next superhero movie 'Doctor Strange,' don’t leave when the movie's over


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Marvel’s newest superhero movie, "Doctor Strange," hits US theaters November 4 (it’s already out in the UK). If you head out to see it, do yourself a favor and stay after the credits — all of the credits — for not one, but two teaser sequences for future Marvel movies.

I know, I know. Maybe this isn’t your first rodeo and you knowthat you needto stay afterthe credits of a Marvel movieby now.

However, it hurts when I’m at 7 p.m. showings with friends and family prior to opening night and am still seeing people get up and go to leave. It hurts even more if I see people stay and leave after the first end-credit scene.

For the first time I can ever remember at a Marvel screening I attended, I had the courtesy of someone telling folks before they headed into the theater to stay until the film's very end.

So this is a quick courtesy reminder I’m paying forward. No spoilers now because there’s no fun in that — but they are goodies!

We’ll be back next Thursday with a breakdown of both scenes. Until then, get excited — I think you'll like this one.

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J.J. Abrams is making another 'Cloverfield' movie with a surprising twist


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It seems J.J. Abrams is hard at work producing another movie in the "Cloverfield" franchise. 

According to TheWrap, the sci-fi thriller "God Particle," which Abrams is producing and will be directed by Julius Onah and starring David Oyelowo, will be the third film in the unique series of connected movies that started with 2008's "Cloverfield" and followed with this year's "10 Cloverfield Lane."

The upcoming film follows astronauts aboard a space station who make a shocking discovery, which means the "Cloverfield" franchise is reaching space (and ditching the actual name "Cloverfield").

Abrams and the studio behind the movie, Paramount Pictures, are planning to release a "Cloverfield"-related movie every year, according to TheWrap.

Though "Cloverfield," a found-footage movie about a monster attack in New York City, got mixed reviews, "10 Cloverfield Lane" was acclaimed for its thrilling story, which follows a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who lives underground after being told that the outside world is uninhabitable. It also had unique marketing as the film was not announced until a few months before its release.

"God Particle" is set for release on February 24, 2017.

Paramount did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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Donald Glover's mom had one thing to say about him playing young Lando: 'Don't mess it up'


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Last Friday, it was announced that "Atlanta" star Donald Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" movie. 

Glover went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday and he talked a little about being cast.

"I've very honored. It's a very big deal," he said. "That was the first toy I had, Lando."

Glover said that the first call he made after getting the news was to his father, but it was his mother that had some words of advice.

"I told my dad immediately and my mom was in the back like, 'Don’t mess it up, don’t mess this up!' Because Billy Dee, that’s hers," Glover said, referring to the actor who played the Calrissian character in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Billy Dee Williams

The untitled Han Solo movie will be released on May 25, 2018, and will star Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. 

Watch Glover talk about the Lando casting on "Ellen" below:

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These are the 10 scariest cars of all time


batmobile batman v supermanAs Halloween rolls around once again, Business Insider has put together a list of Top 10 Scary Cars — cars that strike fear into the hearts of drivers, onlookers, and society at large.

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

And here they are — enjoy!

Wait! We mean ... run away screaming!

10. The Lamborghini Veneno looks like an alien warship on the prowl for unsuspecting planets to colonize. Is it cool? Absolutely. But it's kind of terrifying, too.

9. The "Deathmobile" is one of the most memorable relics of the 1978 comedy classic, "Animal House." The car's angry fangs, skull-and-crossbones, and prominently mounted bust of Lenin summarize the type of mayhem unleashed at Faber College by the men of Delta Tau Chi.

8. The Maybach Exelero is dark and menacing. This car has only one rightful owner ...

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Werner Herzog talks infiltrating North Korea for his new Netflix movie and the Bond role he wants


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For over five decades and 70-plus movies, German director Werner Herzog has given us some of the most powerful stories ever put on-screen. At 74 years old, he has no plans to slow down.

Known for his on-the-fringes tales ranging from the fictional ("Fitzcarraldo") to the documentary ("Grizzly Man"), Herzog's latest is no different. In "Into the Inferno" (available on Netflix October 28), teaming with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer, Herzog travels the globe to look at the majesty of active volcanoes. His journey leads him even to North Korea, where he's able to capture visuals of the country that have never been shown to the Western world before.

Business Insider talked to Herzog about getting into North Korea, his attempt to interview Kim Jong-un, his desire to be a Bond villain, and why he believes he's the only director in the industry who is "clinically sane."

Jason Guerrasio: With the backdrop of the US election and conflicts among countries and religions, it's fascinating that something like a movie on volcanoes can be so powerful. Did you get that sense?

Werner Herzog: No. [Laughs] I wouldn't make a connection between the daily news and volcanoes. It was a subject that was dormant in me for a long time and it popped up 40 years ago when I made a [short] film on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe about a volcano that was about to explode and a single farmer refused to leave ["La Soufrière"]. Ten years ago in Antarctica shooting "Encounters at the End of the World," I met a very fine volcanologist from Cambridge University [Clive Oppenheimer] and we kept talking about doing a film and all of a sudden it became serious when he hinted at the possibility to film in North Korea. That was actually our very first shoot and it's almost impossible to enter North Korea with a camera as a professional. It was an extraordinary coincidence and an extraordinary chance that I wouldn't like to let pass.

We actually started filming in North Korea when no financing was secured at all. We just went out and did it.

Everything you see in North Korea, it's all propaganda, but it's all connected to the volcano.

Guerrasio: In some ways, was being able to shoot in North Korea more interesting than the volcanoes angle? 

Herzog: Well, it had to be about the stories and the people who live under the volcano, what kind of new gods do they create? What sort of demons? And of course North Korea falls clearly into this category since the socialist revolution at the end of the Second World War. Somehow they adopted the myth of the power and dynamics of their volcano [Mt. Paektu] at the boarder with China and somehow transferred it to the leadership and the dynamics of their revolution. So everything you see in North Korea, it's all propaganda, but it's all connected to the volcano. Public life is constantly aware of the volcano.

Mount Paektu APGuerrasio: Did you try to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un?

Herzog: Yes. There are photos of Kim Jong-un right up atop the volcano. I actually wrote a letter to him asking if I could speak on camera. I never got an answer. But what was interesting was the people who were responsible for us, our "guards," it took them two days to figure out how I should address him. "President? No, you can't because there's a president for eternity." And it was a time when his status was still in flux. Only a few months later there was this party congress which assigned an official title to him, but that was after we did our film.

Guerrasio: So what did you end up addressing him as in the letter?

Herzog: I do not recall, but it was complex. "Dear young leader of the people and chairman of the joint military commission" or something like that.

Guerrasio: What would have been the major question you would have wanted to ask him?

Herzog: I don't know, but it would have been fascinating. And nobody has been able to do it so if he invites me to do some appendix for the film I will fly to North Korea and of course speak to him on camera. But it's an illusion, it's not going to happen.

Guerrasio: What was the biggest highlight of your time in North Korea?

Herzog: I was able to persuade them to let me shoot in areas that were beyond the volcano itself. Beyond the joint scientific program between Cambridge University and North Korean scientists. I was able to film in a kindergarten, subway, other things you would not normally be allowed to do.

Guerrasio: Did they need to see your footage before you left the country?

Herzog: Yes. The deal was we had to have people accompanying us and they would ask us not to film something. For example, we wanted to film at a certain place and there happened to be a building under construction and it didn't look as fancy as the other buildings, so they wanted us to shoot where everything looked finished and made a good impression of the cityscape. It wasn't that important so I agreed. And I couldn't roam wildly and speak secretly with villagers. No way you could do that. And honestly, I didn't even try. I was realistic of what I could do and yet persuaded them into accepting numerous things that I shouldn't have filmed.

Guerrasio: You have said that looking inside a volcano gives you a sense of awe. Did it become hypnotic? Were you interested in getting closer to the lava?

Herzog: Not for me because I think I'm a prudent filmmaker and Clive and I figured out that I'm the only one probably in the film industry who is clinically sane. I say that as a joke, but there's a grain of truth to it. I'm not a stupid daredevil who jumps into the crater of the volcano to get the closest close-up, I'm not one of those. And you have to be aware that you have a crew with you and you are responsible.

Guerrasio: Do you feel you've always been like that as a filmmaker?

Herzog: Yes.

Guerrasio: Even making "Fitzcarraldo"? "Burden of Dreams," the documentary that shows the making of the movie, shows you as a maverick filmmaker who took chances — some would call them careless.

Herzog: The daredevil aspect to what I did there is moving a monstrously big ship over a mountain in the jungle of Peru with 800 or 900 or so native people from the area. So that idea was wild but the way it was executed was prudent. Nobody was ever hurt and when it became clear that we had to be more secure with the posts that would hold the ship, I spent 12 days having a post built that would have withstood the force of 10 times the weight of my ship.

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Guerrasio: Do you regret doing the rapids scene on the boat in which your cameraman was injured?

Herzog: My crew actually said, "We have filmed it from outside on the rocks of the shore. We should be on board [the ship]," and I said it's dangerous, I only do it if you cinematographer Thomas Mauch and you actor [Klaus] Kinski decide on your own. If you really want to do it, I'm going to do it. And of course in this case the cinematographer injured his hand, it was badly cut, but you have to see my work as a whole. I have made 70 or so films. In all my films not a single actor, a single extra, was hurt. Not one. So statistics are on my side when I say I'm clinically sane.

Guerrasio: How was it working with Netflix. Did they give notes?

Herzog: No, I had complete freedom. They knew roughly what I was doing. They knew I was going to North Korea and Ethiopia and Iceland. They saw the film and liked it and that was that. They trusted me in a way that was very, very pleasant. The beauty of Netflix is on the 28th of October they push a button and the film will be in 190 countries at the same moment in 17 languages.

Guerrasio: I know you still dabble in acting —

I think I would be a good villain in a James Bond movie.

Herzog: I don't dabble, I'm good at acting.

Guerrasio: Oh. My apologies.

Herzog: As long as I have to play a villain. No, I'm joking.

Guerrasio: But have you been interested in doing a studio role since "Jack Reacher," in which you played the villain Zec?

Herzog: If the part is really good of course I would like to do it. I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing a screenplay, directing, editing, acting, you just name it. I think I would be a good villain in a James Bond movie. They were fairly weak, the last half-dozen of villains in James Bond movies were not that convincing. [Laughs]

werner herzog in jack reacher paramountGuerrasio: Did you get any big offers for roles after "Jack Reacher"?

Herzog: Yes, but the parts I didn't like, most of it was silly.

Guerrasio: Can you reveal any?

Herzog: No, they were silly stuff. But "Jack Reacher" was easy because the function of the villain was just to spread fear and horror.

Guerrasio: You were very good at it.

Herzog: Yes, on-screen. In private I'm not. You will have to ask my wife. She maintains I'm a fluffy husband.

Guerrasio: You live in LA. I don't know if you watched any of the last debate, but has our election interested you at all?

Herzog: [Laughs] I'm not a citizen of America, I cannot vote. But it is fascinating because there's a new kind of protagonist out there that we didn't expect. By the way, I'm not in any panic at all.

Guerrasio: Would you ever want to make a documentary about this election?

Herzog: No. The elections have a different platform, the town hall is the platform for it. But the other question behind all this is should I run for president? [Laughs]

Guerrasio: Are you announcing something right now?

Herzog: No, I'm just joking. I wanted to end this on a funny note.

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If you're going to see 'Doctor Strange,' here's the only way you should see it


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The INSIDER Summary:

• "Doctor Strange" is a wild, visual ride.
• The best way to see it is in 3D and true IMAX.
• Here's how to tell if your theater will deliver.

If you're heading out to see "Doctor Strange" next weekend, make sure you see it on the biggest screen possible — and in 3D.

I don't say that lightly. I'm not someone who likes shelling out extra money to see a movie converted into 3D when it isn't necessary, but I couldn't imagine watching some of the spectacularly mesmerizing optical illusions of "Strange" in 2D. It would be a disservice to the trippy kaleidoscope of visuals in the film.

Oh, so it was filmed in 3D?

No. It was converted in post. That may be because this was a risky movie for Disney and Marvel since Strange isn't as popular as Iron Man or Captain America despite Benedict Cumberbatch having the reputation of being the internet's boyfriend

Granted, none of Marvel's big franchise films have been filmed in 3D, so this would have been a first. But for something like "Strange," if it were to take off successfully after opening weekend, I would hope there would be the consideration to film any potential sequels in 3D.

Then why would I want to see it in 3D?

I get it. Trust me. Post-conversion 3D can make audiences feel like films are usually cash grabs, but from the moment I've seen trailers for "Strange" I just had a feeling I would want to see it in 3D. Marvel chief Kevin Feige himself said 3D was used to help bend audience's minds and boy was he right.

Imagine the elaborate dream-building of "Inception" on steroids. That's what it feels like any time one of the characters trained in the mystic arts decides to turn the streets of London, New York, or Hong Kong into their own personal MC Escher drawings.

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It's something you just want to see the full scope of and it's something a still image above or 2D, I imagine, couldn't capture in the same way. 

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In fact, there were times in the opening sequence of the film where you're seeing walls become floors and London being turned inside out that you're more focused on the surrounding visuals than the dialogue to be honest. There's just so much to see that you want to hit pause and look at everything going on, not just up close on the screen but reaching far into the depths of the background. It all just really pops off the screen.

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When you're not watching one of those three locations being turned inside out, you're being blasted into the cosmos and the unknown vastness of the Marvel multiverse.

Never while watching the film is there a gimmicky moment where it feels like something is jumping straight out of you. Maybe there was one brief moment with a butterfly, but I don't remember it feeling like much of a gimmick since I was more amused with Benedict Cumberbatch's Strange in the moment.

For what it's worth, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn has defended the rise of 3D conversion in the past.

"3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D," Gunn shared in a Facebook message in 2014.

Not all of "Strange" needs 3D

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There are some surgery scenes where you rather not see them with 3D glasses on — I don’t need to see Strange pulling back some patient’s skin in 3D. Ah! — but for the rest of it, the mystical magical malarkey of it all? Oh my goodness. Let’s bask in that forever.

So what theater's best for me?

If you're in NYC, I always recommend Lincoln Square's AMC theater because it has the only true IMAX-sized screen in the city. My screening was at the AMC Empire in Times Square and I was more than satisfied with that experience. If I was to see it again in NYC I would head to Lincoln Square. They have reserved seating though, so you would have to book your tickets ahead of time.

If you head out to see the film in IMAX, you may want to double check to see if your theater is showing it in true 70mm IMAX or what many like to refer to jokingly as "lieMAX" (digital). Over the years, theater chains have been converting many regular theater screens to "IMAX," but with smaller screens. Slashfilm has an excellent explainer on that if you want to take a deeper dive, but essentially here's the screen difference in watching true IMAX (70mm) vs digital IMAX (a converted theater screen to show IMAX).

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So how do I know if I'm seeing "Doctor Strange" in true IMAX?

Great question. Thankfully, someone created a handy Google Map mapping out locations of true IMAX theaters across the country which you can check out here. The bad news is that the last time it was updated was in 2009 though.

Slashfilm has all of the theaters from back then listed out so you can see if there's a theater in your state nearby which has a big 70mm theater. I've listed the theaters for New York, California, and New Jersey (my home state) below. Unfortunately, they're few and far between.


Cathedral City Desert IMAX Theater 
Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX 
Los Angeles Rave 18 IMAX 
Ontario Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX 
Sacramento Esquire IMAX Theatre 
San Francisco AMC Loews Metreon 
Universal City AMC Loews Universal City 

New Jersey

Atlantic City Tropicana Casino And Resort

New York

New York AMC Loews Lincoln Square 
West Nyack IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center 

If you're having trouble finding a 70mm theater by you or aren't sure if a theater near you is true IMAX, send me an email at kacuna@thisisinsider.com. 

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Why Pixar shouldn't make another 'Toy Story' movie


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Pixar played a little game of Good News / Bad News with fans when they recently revealed that The Incredibles 2 would open one year earlier than expected, but Toy Story 4 (as a result) would be delayed one full year until 2019. The date shift signifies a strong vote of confidence in Brad Bird's sequel... but on the flip side, it also has to be looked at as a slight cause for concern for the fourth Toy Story. Other sites are running with the rumor that the delay could be caused by uncertainty in the screenplay for Toy Story 4. Which is why I'm going out on a limb and saying if there's even a whiff of doubt, Pixar should scrap plans for this sequel and leave the series alone.

Let me also start by saying that if and when Toy Story 4 reaches theaters, I will be the first in line, waiting to see what the animation super studio has in store for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and the rest of the colorful characters I've grown to love over the years. But I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't already concerned that Pixar was going back to the well one too many times with a Toy Story 4, especially after coming up with a perfect ending to Woody and Andy's emotional arc, and if a delay caused by story concerns already is happening, I'm not sure I want to see the result of an undercooked or improperly plotted Toy Story sequel.

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In my opinion, Pixar has a perfect trilogy with its Toy Story movies. Until this year, the trilogy's capper, Toy Story 3, was the highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Toy Story 3 also is one of two Pixar films to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination (the other being Up). The main reason I'm hesitant to get excited over Toy Story 4 is that, against all odds, Pixar stuck the landing, giving the toys and their owner real closure for a saga that lasted 15 years.

I chose to believe that Pixar came up with an amazing idea for Toy Story 4, one that demanded the dust be blown off the beloved Toy Gang for the start of a new series of films. Yesterday's news shook that faith. Because up until now, we've been lucky enough to catch up with Woody, Buzz and the gang in short films that find their way to ABC or a DVD. It's not like these characters have been on a shelf since 2010. But pushing Toy Story 4 back to 2019 means that nearly a decade will have passed since Toy Story 3. Will time away be kind to the series?

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I wish I could point at Pixar's track record with sequels, but even that has been so unpredictable, I've no idea how Toy Story 4 would turn out. It could be Finding Dory, a box-office smash that reminded us why we loved a stable of adorable characters we hadn't seen in years. Or it could be Cars 2, a misguided adventure that lost sight of what worked in the original film.

Maybe I'm being too cautious. Maybe Pixar has earned the benefit of the doubt, and the one-year delay has nothing to do with the overall quality of the Toy Story 4 script, but more a matter of timing on Brad Bird's The Incredibles 2. But so far, I think Pixar has been extremely lucky that they didn't step wrong with the three Toy Story films, and attempting a fourth is the textbook definition of pushing their luck. I didn't love the idea when they were being headstrong about it. I like the idea even less now that they are delaying the movie. Also, shouldn't Pixar be focusing on original story ideas? Tell me I'm wrong, and that you think Toy Story 4 will be just fine, in the comments section below.

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Mel Gibson opens up about his anti-Semitic comments: 'I was loaded and angry and arrested'


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Mel Gibson is taking the steps to get back in the good graces of the Hollywood community.

Ten years after losing his star status in the movie industry following a leaked recording of him saying anti-Semitic remarks during a 2006 DUI arrest, his new directing effort "Hacksaw Ridge," starring Andrew Garfield, is generating Oscar talk and seems to be the beginning of a comeback.

Leading up to the release of the movie on November 4, the Hollywood Film Awardsannounced they will give Gibson a director honor, and he recently received a standing ovation at a screening of "Ridge" in Beverly Hills.

On Thursday, Variety's "Playback" podcast had an interview with Gibson in which he spoke candidly about the 2006 arrest and fallout from the recording.

“It was an unfortunate incident,” Gibson said on the podcast. “I was loaded and angry and arrested. I was recorded illegally by an unscrupulous police officer who was never prosecuted for that crime. And then it was made public by him for profit, and by members of — we’ll call it the press. So, not fair. I guess as who I am, I’m not allowed to have a nervous breakdown, ever.” 

Business Insider talked to a friend of Gibson, writer/director Shane Black, in the spring, and Black said he believes Gibson has "essentially been blacklisted in the industry."

Gibson feels it's time for people to move on.

“Ten years have gone by,” Gibson said on the Variety podcast. “I’m feeling good. I’m sober, all of that kind of stuff, and for me it’s a dim thing in the past. But others bring it up, which kind of I find annoying, because I don’t understand why after 10 years it’s any kind of issue. Surely if I was really what they say I was, some kind of hater, there’d be evidence of actions somewhere. There never has been.

“I’ve never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation,” Gibson continued. “And for one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas to sort of dictate all the work, life’s work, and beliefs, and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair.”

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The 23 best horror movies on Netflix for Halloween



Halloween is getting close, so it's time to search though Netflix for some scary movies.

There are so many to choose from, so to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 23 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.

Grab a friend and come on in.

Brett Arnold contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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23. "The Taking of Deborah Logan"

An impressive "found footage" horror film that looks at a documentary crew filming a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease and finding a lot more.

22. "Honeymoon"

Newly married and spending their honeymoon in a rustic cabin, Bea and Paul don't have a care in the world. Until they go mad.

21. "The Wicker Man" (2006)

Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 horror classic is pretty forgettable, except for the performance by Nicolas Cage. Numerous vintage Cage crazy scenes show his character's evolution into madness.

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An early look at Martin Scorsese's long-awaited 'Silence' was stunning and brutal


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It looks as though Martin Scorsese's two-decade journey to make "Silence" may have been worth the wait.

Business Insider was among the group of outlets invited Thursday night to a presentation by Paramount Pictures of its upcoming titles, and the studio showed off footage of the much anticipated "Silence."

Though the footage was extremely brief — less than a minute, and it didn't include any dialogue — what was front and center was the striking visual work by Rodrigo Prieto, who shot Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Wide shots of waves crashing on shorelines were breathtaking. Some shots also showed the brutality of the movie, including one of men in agony as they hung on crosses.

The movie — which stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver — follows Jesuit priests in 17th-century Japan as they face violence and persecution. It's based on the 1966 Shusaku Endo novel, and adapted for the screen by Scorsese's longtime collaborator Jay Cocks ("Gangs of New York").

"Silence" opens in limited release December 23 and will go wide in January 2017. It's widely favored in the Oscar race.

The half-hour presentation, which took place at Paramount's offices in New York City's Times Square, also teased footage for its sci-fi movie "Arrival" (opening November 11), starring Amy Adams; Robert Zemeckis' WWII drama "Allied" (November 23), starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard; the ensemble comedy "Office Christmas Party" (December 9), starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, and Kate McKinnon; the adaptation of "Ghost in the Shell" (March 2017), starring Scarlett Johansson; and "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" (January 2017), starring Vin Diesel.

But our favorite footage was of Denzel Washington's "Fences." The actor stars in and directs the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson. Washington and Viola Davis reprise the roles they played in the 2010 Broadway revival, which follows a father (Washington) struggling to raise a family in 1950s race-divided America.

The few minutes of footage were the most powerful of anything shown in the presentation, and it was a great tease of Washington's performance, which could be Oscarworthy.

"Fences" opens in theaters Christmas Day.

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