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Bryan Cranston Has An Amazing Russian Accent In 'Cold Comes The Night'


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While everyone may be talking about the anticipated return of "Breaking Bad" next month, the first trailer for Bryan Cranston's next movie "Cold Comes The Night" has debuted, and his character looks even more despicable than that of his AMC meth lord.

Cranston plays a Russian gangster named Topo who is going blind. (We're not sure which one of those is the best part of his character.)

In it, he seeks down-on-her-luck Chloe (Alice Eve from "Star Trek Into Darkness"), a struggling single mom and motel owner to retrieve a large sum of money from a crooked cop.

From director Tze Chun, the unlikely pair are working together and if Eve doesn't cooperate, Heisenberg, er Topo, means business. 

"If you don't find out, I will put bullet in your little girl's ear." 

There's no release date yet for "Cold Comes the Night."

SEE ALSO: Awesome photos of Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston at the "Breaking Bad" premiere

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'The Wolverine' Slashes Past The Competition — Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


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"The Wolverine" had no competition this week at the box office.

Hugh Jackman's standalone film easily clawed it's way to the top past last week's horror success, "The Conjuring."

The film still didn't earn as much as analysts predicted, and didn't earn more than 2009's often disputed "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" film which earned $85 million opening weekend.

It's surprising in such a bloated summer schedule that no one else waited to debut another film this weekend.

Meanwhile, the limited release of Aubrey Plaza's "The To-Do List" debuted to $1.5 million.

Out of the top ten this week is Disney's "Monsters University" and Brad Pitt's zombie film "World War Z" after six weeks in theaters.

Here are this week's winners and losers at the box office:

10. The Weinstein Company's "Fruitvale Station" brought in $4.7 million after its wide release in more than 1,000 theaters this weekend. The film is based on the true story of Oscar Grant who was gunned down on New Year's 2009. The film has resonated with viewers since the Trayvon Martin verdict.

9. Ryan Reynold's bomb "R.I.P.D." brought in another $5.9 million this week to bring its total to $37 million. The cheesy "Men In Black" lookalike cost an estimated $130 million to make. This shouldn't hurt Universal too much since "Despicable Me 2" is well on its way to $700 million worldwide.

8. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's "The Heat" stands its ground earning another $6.8 million. In five weeks, the funny women have scored $169.8 million in theaters.

7. "Pacific Rim" drops one spot earning $7.5 million. Guillermo del Toro's $190 million monster vs. robot movie is faring much better overseas as imagined. The film has earned $140 million vs. $84 million domestic to make its total haul more than $224 million.

6. Bruce Willis' "Red 2" drops one spot in its second week earning $9.4 million. The sequel has earned $52.6 million to date. In total, "Red" earned just under $200 million worldwide.

5. Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" holds steady at $11.5 million for another week. The sequel to the 2010 flick has now earned $116 million worldwide, with little to none of its earnings from foreign sales.

4. DreamWorks Animation's "Turbo" and the adorable "Despicable Me" gang switch spots this week. DWA's racing snails added another $13.3 million this week. That's pretty sluggish for a film that cost an estimated $135 million. However, the film is doing okay overseas, bringing the film's total to $97 million.

3. Universal's "Despicable Me 2" continues to reign with $16 million. The little yellow minions have accrued more than $660 million at the box office worldwide.

2. With little else new to see this week, horror flick "The Conjuring" easily earned another $22.1 million. The film only cost an estimated $20 million to produce and is closing in on $100 million worldwide in week two.

1. "The Wolverine" managed to slice up $55 million opening weekend despite good reviews. That's far less than the last Wolverine film in 2009 which brought in $85 million opening weekend. While some suspect the turnoff of the last film sent potential viewers packing, it easily could have been that in a year crowded with so many other big blockbusters in May, June, and early July, that viewers have finally tuned out.

SEE ALSO: Critics are calling "The Wolverine" the superhero film of the summer

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Peter Sarsgaard Shot A Sex Scene With Dakota Fanning Directed By His Mother-In-Law


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The awkwardness of this situation is pretty cringe-worthy so we're going to break it down for you:

Peter Sarsgaard is married to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Maggie (and Jake) Gyllenhaal's mom is Naomi Foner. Naomi Foner made her directorial debut with a recent indie called "Very Good Girls" starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The film is about two New York City girls who make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. Sarsgaard is tasked with stealing Dakota Fanning's V-card. Fanning is 19. Sarsgaard is a 42-year-old father of two. 

But Sargaard didn't quite realize what he was getting into when signing onto the script.

"My mother-in-law's asking me to be in a movie that she's directing, I didn't have the same scrutiny about the project I would have with something else,"Sarsgaard told E! Online on the red carpet for his latest film, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine.""So I missed that part, and also the fact that it was with Dakota Fanning."

"I hadn't read it that carefully, so I didn't realize I was going to be doing a sex scene," he continued. "So that was the real surprise. Maggie and I kind of realized it at about the same time that I would be doing that."

When it came time to shoot the scene, Sarsgaard recalls "I said [to Dakota], 'You're going to lay down and I'm going to disappear out of frame and you're going to make a face. And I'm not going to be there while you're pretending I'm having sex with you. We're going to be on a closeup on you."

Despite the precautions, Sarsgaard said the whole thing was "Bizarre, totally bizarre."

SEE ALSO: 'The Sandlot' Is 20 Years Old: Where Is The Cast Now [PHOTOS]

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Meet Shailene Woodley: The Next Blockbuster 'It Girl' About To Make Hollywood A Lot Of Money


Shailene Woodley is quickly going from small-screen actress to one of the silver screen's most-wanted young stars.

In little more than a year, the 21-year-old actress has grown up from playing a teen mom on ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager" to being nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as George Clooney's daughter in "The Descendants." Currently starring in the critically acclaimed indie "Spectacular Now," Woodley's next gig is leading actress in the upcoming "Divergent."

Lionsgate is hoping the popular book series is the next "Hunger Games" franchise, which catapulted Jennifer Lawrence's career. When "Hunger Games" debuted last year it led the box office for four weeks, earning more than $150 million opening weekend alone.

See how Woodley went from being the girl-next-door on ABC Family to the star of the next possible "Hunger Games":


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SEE ALSO: How Jennifer Lawrence Became The Most-Loved Actress In Hollywood

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8 Superhero Comic Storylines That Need To Be Made Into Movies


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How many times are we going to have to see Peter Parker watch his Uncle Ben die, become Spider-Man, and face the Green Goblin?

Or Batman face the Joker for the "first" time?

Or Superman fight Zod?

Superhero movies are getting stale because Hollywood is afraid to deviate from the stories that we all know. It's certainly not because of a lack of stories to draw inspiration from - the characters that studios focus their $200 million blockbusters on have decades worth of material to use.

Would using more obscure plot lines lead to better superhero films? It worked for The Wolverine, which was heavily inspired by a storyline from 1982 and is considered by many to be the best superhero movie this year (and is a success at the box office).

Old Man Logan - Decades after the world's supervillians united and killed all heroes, a series of betrayals convinces an aged Wolverine to forgive himself for his past transgressions and work to put an end to the reign of the villains.

Superman: Red Son - A "what if?" story, Red Son shows what might have happened if the Man of Steel had landed in Soviet Russia as a baby and not a farm in Kansas. Co-stars Batman as a pro-capitalist terrorist.

Planet Hulk - After a group of superheroes decides that the Hulk is too dangerous to stay on Earth, he is shipped to an alien world where he is enslaved and forced to become a gladiator. Bonding with his competitors, he overthrows the planet's tyrannical government.

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Jennifer Aniston Ate A Lot Of Kale To Get In Shape For Her Upcoming Stripper Role


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In order to get into fighting weight for her role as a stripper in the upcoming comedy "We're The Millers," Jennifer Aniston says she put herself on a strict diet.

"I was on a very like, greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale,” she told "Access Hollywoodof what she ate while prepping to bare her body in the film, which co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts.

“But I did eat that day," says the 44-year-old actress of the scene in which she wears nothing but a bra and underwear.

But when Aniston needed a cheat day while prepping for the role, she didn't turn to baked goods or fried foods, instead she says she treated herself to a get this — kale chip.

“When I really wanted to have a cheat day. I had to have a kale chip,” she told "Access" at the movie’s junket last weekend.

And when she did finally strip down, Aniston made sure that her "kibbles and bits" were covered and secured.

"There was some major strapping and organizing," she admits. "I had no taping. I really just doubled my bras. I had a thong and then two pairs of underwear. Why I thought that was going to help protect anything is beyond me."  

"We're The Millers" opens in theaters August 7. Watch Aniston's new moves in the trailer below.

SEE ALSO: Christina Aguilera Shows Off Weight Loss As She Returns To 'The Voice' Season 5

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What It's Like On The Set Of Peter Jackson's Hectic 20-Hour 'Hobbit' Shoot


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If you have ever wondered what it's like on set of a big-budget movie, director Peter Jackson liveblogged his final day of filming "The Hobbit" trilogy.

Jackson is no stranger to sharing behind-the-scenes images and video diaries from the set, but this was the first time he posted so much in one day.

From 8:20 in the morning until after 1 a.m. the following day, he shared photos and narrated the hectic — and fun — day of a director on his Facebook page.

"Ever since starting these blogs, there's been something I thought I'd like to try one day (as well as answering the other 19 questions I owe you!) - blogging throughout a shoot day in real time. Try to give you all a feeling for what we deal with on an average day." 

"So here goes ... I'll try to update as much as I can during the day. At least with a quick photo. Text will depend a little on how busy it gets."

8:20 a.m.: Jackson lives a mere five minutes from the studio. He says sometimes he heads to the set without a plan for the day. He wings it.

"100 people are about to look to me to find out what our first shot is, what lens I want to use, and how many set-ups it's going to take to get the scene finished. Some of the time I have a plan, and some of the time I wing it. It helps to rehearse with the actors, and the ideas (hopefully good ones) start flowing."

9:15 a.m.: It takes a while to prep filming. Jackson says they actually filmed these two people in penguin suits.

"Should be shooting soon. Two cameras, both with 16 mm lenses. Two huge wide shots of a fight happening on an enormous set that filling most of K Stage ... The photo: yes, we did actually just film this. Please don't ask me to explain!"

10:30 a.m: There's a lot of racing back and forth between sets and stages.

"Had to race to A Stage to try and explain to Graham (left) and Christian (right) why they were shooting their Dwalin fight against green screen, and not our beautiful expensive set as planned."

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Ben Stiller's Next Movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Looks Really Strange


We don't know what to make of Ben Stiller 's next movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the film out Christmas day and it plays like a bunch of wacky dream sequences.

There's a moving Sean Penn photograph, Stiller appearing as a long-haired mountain climber, and later throwing a man out of a window.

First watch the trailer:

Confused? Here's the description for the film:

"A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing."

Stiller's film is actually a remake of the 1947 original starring Danny Kaye as the titular character.

Kristen Wiig also stars in the film which actually looks Oscar worthy.

If you went to theaters this weekend, you may have seen a slightly different version of the trailer with more of Wiig.

SEE ALSO: A new teaser trailer for "Breaking Bad"

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7 Reasons Why 'The Wolverine' Is Massively Underrated


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"The Wolverine" came out over the weekend with Hugh Jackman reprising the indestructible, never-aging Logan for the sixth-time.

Despite good reviews, the film opened to $55 million. For comparison, 2009's oft-maligned Wolverine origin story debuted to $85 million.

With so many other big blockbusters out this summer, we were originally going to wait for this one to come out on-demand. However, our eyebrows were raised when some were calling it the superhero film of the summer— better than "Iron Man" and "Man of Steel"— so we had to check it out for ourselves.

It was better than expected.

After nearly four years, we forgot how iconic Jackman's Wolverine character is onscreen. By the end, we were wondering why more people weren't excited for this film. Sure, it isn't without it's flaws, but it was definitely enjoyable.

Here's why it's worth checking out. (Warning: Spoilers do follow.)

1. Many thought it was going to be a continuation of 2009's origin story, but that's not the case. It tells a good singular "X-Men" character story.

jean the wolverineAfter 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand," fans never received closure on how Logan dealt with killing the love of his life, Jean. 

Here, we see him grapple with that decision. Though the dream sequences of Famke Janssen in a white dress conjure images of Lori from "The Walking Dead," we needed to see that so it made sense for him to move on in the next film, "Days of Future Past."

2. The film never gets too serious.

This isn't a Warner Bros. D.C. Nolan film. Early on in the film there's a short bathtub scene where the Wolverine is being "disinfected" and cleaned up and Jackman shares that he feels violated.

Later, when he's weakened we see him look domesticated, struggling as a momentary lumberjack.

There's also another funny scene where Jackman stays at a Japanese "love hotel" and must select between a dungeon, nurse, and mission-to-mars themed room.

3. There are great fight sequences that don't overdo it — the train scene.

Before the film opened in theaters, we were hearing a lot about this anticipated train scene, so we had pretty high expectations.

"The Wolverine" didn't disappoint.

Not only does Jackman slash his way through a train car, but he then hangs from the side before flipping him and another body onto the vehicle's roof.

We've seen some cool train fights in "Skyfall" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," but those weren't on bullet trains flying 300 mph where the characters were flying through the air with timed precision.

Plus, the scene doesn't go on forever like the final battle in "Man of Steel."

Here's part of the scene:

4. Hugh Jackman's classic Wolverine lines.

We've gotten so used to seeing snarky Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) on screen as Iron Man that we kind of forgot Jackman first played a wise-cracking superhero back in 2000.

One example of this is when Jackman addresses Mariko (Tao Okamoto) who refuses to acknowledge she's being hunted down: "You can't pretend s--- isn't happening when it is princess."

There's also a great part where Jackman gives a guy an ultimatum to explain himself with nine words. When he doesn't give the response he wants, he punches him square in the face before tossing him out a window.

5. Its global appeal.

The majority of "The Wolverine" takes place in Japan giving it worldwide appeal at the box office. A lot of the film has Japanese subtitles or none at all — a rarity in summer blockbusters that are usually catered toward American audiences. (Yes, we know "Iron Man 3" added in some scenes in China.)

So far, the film has earned nearly double its gross overseas.

6. You probably forgot that other than all the slicing and dicing, the Wolverine is actually the ultimate superhero.

Bullets and a broken back could stop Batman, Kryptonite can be lethal to Superman, and Iron Man without the suit is just a man. However, The Wolverine is pretty unstoppable. 

Other than the train scene, a funeral fight, and a showdown with ninjas, there's a scene where we witness the impressiveness of Logan's immortality — something he sees as a curse until the film's end — when swords are thrust through him multiple times. 

7. There's an awesome scene after the film previewing next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Staying after the credits has not been a trend this year at the movies, but "The Wolverine" changes that.

Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) — who supposedly died in 2006's "X-Men 3: The Last Stand"— approach Wolverine for a mission after the credits begin to role.

"There are dark forces," says Magneto. "Human forces building weapons that could bring about the end of our kind."

The film comes out next May.

So far, this is all we know about the film:

"The X-Men send Wolverine to the past to change a major historical event that could globally impact man and mutant kind."

A viral site for the the movie was launched along with this teaser trailer:

It's not all perfect.


The film features a bow-and-arrow slinging ninja reminiscent of Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye from "The Avengers" which felt a bit stale.

The Viper

viper wolverineOther than the Silver Samurai scene at the end which feels a lot like the Batman / Bane scene in "The Dark Knight Rises" (a slight "darkness is your alley" nod), the Viper villainess (Svetlana Khodchenkova) felt all too familiar.

From the onslaught of emerald-green outfits to the death-by-poison kiss, the character seemed like a knockoff of Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy from 1997's often mocked "Batman & Robin."

SEE ALSO: 8 superhero comics that should be made into movies

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5 Photos Of The Mutant-Hunting Robots The X-Men Will Face In 'Days Of Future Past'



The viral marketing for next year's X-Men film, "Days of Future Past" is finally getting underway, giving us a glimpse of what the next mutant movie will revolve around.

When word came that Fox would be adapting one of the most popular X-Men comic storylines for the big screen, it was unclear exactly how the story would unfold.

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con panel for the film it was revealed Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") would join the cast. 

This week, a very expansive viral site focused around his character Bolivar Trask and Trask Industries (no relation to Stark Industries) launched giving us more context about the film and photos of grisly sentinel robots created in the '70s that will be hunting down Magneto, Professor X, and the rest of the mutants.

Directed by Bryan Singer, the film will join together the two casts of the original "X-Men" films which began in 2000 and prequel movie "X-Men: First Class." 

Here's a look at what we gathered from the site along with some of the posters of the sentinel robots. 

Dinklage's character Trask is the founder of Trask Industries who has taken it upon himself to rid of the threat of mutants including the "X-Men" from the planet. "

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He plans on doing that with sentinel robots he built for governments in 1973.

Singer previously teased this poster shown at Comic-Con.

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Trask: "The mutant threat is the defining issue of our time. We can choose to stem the impending tide of extinction or we can stand by passively and allow it to wash away any remnants of our species." 

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In '73 the Mark I robots weren't just issued in the U.S., but also China, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, France, India and the United Kingdom.

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By 1974, the robots were dispersed to the five most populated cities in America ...sentinel days of future past

... and were used as presidential security.

During the 1980s, they took root in major cities worldwide. 

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After seeing "The Wolverine" and its end scene after the credits, it's clear Logan will most likely be sent back in time to prevent mutants from being imprisoned by Sentinels in the future.

Jennifer Lawrence has discussed enjoying the wardrobe of the '70s while director Bryan Singer showed off a photo of Hugh Jackman in 1973

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Here's a teaser preview from the site:

SEE ALSO: 7 reasons 'The Wolverine' is massively underrated

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Bradley Cooper And Jennifer Lawrence Reunite In First Trailer For 'American Hustle'


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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper re-team with their "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell in this winter's "American Hustle."

Also starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams, "Good Morning America" debuted the first trailer for the film inspired by the late '70s FBI sting operation known as Abscam against corrupt government officials.

The trailer doesn't give away much of the plot focusing on good times, bad hairstyles, and Bale and Bradley swapping women.

Con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his partner in crime Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) begin working with federal agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) to catch other cons and mobsters along with politicians.

The focus of the group will be New Jersey congressman Frank Thompson (Jeremy Renner). 

Lawrence plays the role of Rosenfeld's wife.

"American Hustle" opens in theaters December 25.

SEE ALSO: 5 photos of the mutant-hunting robots in the next "X-Men" movie

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Johnny Knoxville Punks Real People As 'Bad Grandpa' In New 'Jackass' Feature Film


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It's so crude, you can't look away.

Johnny Knoxville and the "Jackass" crew are back with "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa." 

The movie ditches the comedy group's usual vignette-style, and marks the return of Knoxville's senior citizen character, Irving Zisman.

The trailer shows the 86-year-old and his grandson, played by Jackson Nicoll, embark on a cross-country road trip, performing stunts in front of unknowing bystanders. The destructive duo crashes a wedding and child beauty pageant.

"Real people. Real reactions. Real messed up," the trailer boasts.

After the reality show's run ended on MTV in 2002, the "Jackass" franchise continued with two theatrical-release movies. "Jackass 3-D," made on a production budget of $20 million, grossed a $117 million in 2010, according to Box Office Mojo.

"Bad Grandpa" hits theaters October 25.

Watch the trailer:

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Alec Baldwin Turned Down Playing A Villain In A Marvel Movie


Alec Baldwin Hilaria Thomas Super Bowl Party 2013If you ever thought Alec Baldwin would make a great Marvel villain, it could have happened. 

During a recent interview on the Howard Stern Show, the "30 Rock" actor revealed he was offered a role in a Marvel movie.  

"I have, but I won't mention which one," said Baldwin. "I don't want to undo somebody because they hired someone else to do it. But they asked me to play a villain in one of these Marvel Comics movies." 

Baldwin explained he passed on the roles because of his wife Hilaria's pregnancy.  

"I wasn't available, they wanted me to work a certain time. And because of my wife's pregnancy, I had to turn down two films this summer that I wanted to do." 

So which role did he turn down?  

Baldwin's wife announced her pregnancy back in February on Extra. 

She's reportedly due with the couple's daughter by the summer's end. 

Though he wouldn't reveal more about the villain, here are the Marvel films that have been filming since Hilaria's pregnancy began along with the men cast as primary antagonists: 

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" 
Villains: Electro (Jamie Foxx)
Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper)
Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino)

"X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Villain: Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage)

"Thor: The Dark World"
Villain: Malekith (Christopher Eccleston)

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Villain: Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)

"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Villain: The Collector (Benicio Del Toro)

Listen to the full interview below:

[h/t ComicBookmovie]

SEE ALSO: 5 Photos of the mutant-hunting robots from "Days of Future Past"

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Fans Think They Discovered The Secret Code Name For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'


carrie fisher mark hamill star warsTry as they may, Disney can't fool hardcore "Star Wars" fans.

Fans are already figuring out the fake production name of the highly-anticipated sequel.

Star Wars fan site JediNews reports "Episode VII" will be filming under the alias Foodles Productions Ltd.

What's a Foodle?

Foodles are a brand of nutritious Disney snacks for kids. 


Fake production names are a trend in Hollywood.

Other "Star Wars" films have filmed under pseudonyms. "Return of the Jedi" is famous for being referred to as "Blue Harvest." 

The most recent "Star Wars" prequel trilogy was disguised as JAK Productions. 

JediNews found the Disney headquarters in London registered the company March 26. The original director listed for the company was Lfl Productions Limited. LFL is the acronym for "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilm Limited. 

A look at the three current directors — Russell Haywood, Marsha Reed, and Peter Wiley— shows that they have other links to The Walt Disney Company. 

A farther look into Reed shows more potential fake production company names: 

Asgard Productions II (Asgard is the home of Marvel Avenger Thor)
Briar Rose Productions, LTD (another name for princess 'Sleeping Beauty')
More Muppets Productions, Limited (There's a "Muppets" sequel coming out 2014.)
Vita Ray Productions (part of the Super-Soldier serum from "Captain America")
Pym Particles Productions UK, Limited (Henry Pym is the focus of Marvel's "Ant-Man" scheduled for a 2016 release)

Director J.J. Abrams has previously said production is set for early next year.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to come to theaters 2015.

SEE ALSO: How the original "Star Wars" cast looks today

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5 Actors Making A Comeback This Year


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Keanu Reeves is making a big return to theaters this year. 

In the past two months we've seen two trailers for two new movies starring the "Matrix" alumnus. 

Reeves will star in the long-delayed "47 Ronin" out Christmas Day. He'll also make his directorial debut in "Man of Tai Chi" which will premiere in the U.S. at Texas' Fantastic Fest in late September

Appearing ageless at nearly 50, Reeves isn't the only actor making a big comeback to the big screen this year.  

His "Matrix" comrade Laurence Fishburne has also gained a lot of attention for this year's massive "Man of Steel." 

Keanu Reeves — "47 Ronin"

Reeves' last highest-grossing films — other than the "Matrix" series—were "Constantine" ($230 million) and "Something's Gotta Give" ($266 million) back in 2005 and 2003 respectively.

After his last big appearance on screen in 2008's "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Reeves has not one, but two big films coming out this year, "Man of Tai Chi" and "47 Ronin" which has been in production since 2011.

Upon opening earlier this summer overseas, "Man of Tai Chi"didn't take off in China. It premieres in the U.S. September 19th at the Fantastic Festival in Austin, Texas.

Laurence Fishburne — "Man of Steel"

Between summer hit "Man of Steel" and NBC fan favorite "Hannibal," Fishburne has pushed past his former CSI and "Matrix" roles.

He'll also be in an upcoming film with Selena Gomez, "Rudderless," next year.

Fishburne is also set to appear in anticipated Warner Bros. untitled "Batman / Superman" movie in 2015.

Guy Pearce — "Iron Man 3"

Ever since we saw Pearce in "Memento" we were waiting for him to break out as a big Hollywood actor.

He was front and center as Andy Warhol in "Factory Girl" and was recognized for 2011's TV mini-series, "Mildred Pierce"; however, it's easy to pass over him as a supporting actor in a lot of other movies. 

Do you remember him or Jeremy Renner from 2008's Oscar-winner "The Hurt Locker"?

Last year's "Lockout" only earned $32 million in theaters. Since then, Pearce has played two villainous, egotistical characters in "Prometheus" and then "Iron Man 3" which helped him gain a lot of buzz.

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The Latest Ridiculous Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Features Girls Kicking Butt


The latest trailer for "Machete Kills" is out and it's nothing short of explosive, featuring an absurd number of celebrities.

Imagine a world with U.S. president Charlie Sheen, a villainous Mel Gibson (named Luthor Voz), machine-gun, bra-wearing Sofia Vergara, a one-eyed Michelle Rodriguez, a sexy Amber Heard, and Lady Gaga as a character named La Chameleón.

The first film in 2010 also displayed quite the range in celebrity talent from Robert De Niro to Lindsay Lohan and earned a total of $44 million worldwide.

"Machete Kills" comes to theaters September 13.

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There Will Be An Unrated Version Of Brad Pitt's Zombie Thriller 'World War Z'


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If you weren't pleased with the lack of blood and gore in Brad Pitt's PG-13 rated zombie film "World War Z," there's good news.

Paramount is releasing an unrated version of the film.  

The much-troubled film tossed out its original 12-minute ending for an expensive reshoot of the final 40 minutes.

Despite that, the film ended up doing well at theaters earning $474 million worldwide.

It's unclear whether the original ending — or more blood — will make an appearance in the special edition; however, a featurette called "Camouflage" about the film's production and final scenes with Pitt make us hopeful.

Below are the features of the unrated version via Entertainment Weekly.

"World War Z" hits stores September 17.


The filmmakers discuss collaborating with renowned actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a zombie film the likes of which have never been seen.

Looking to Science

Explore the scientific realities of zombie behavior in nature and learn more about zombies in literature and film. 


Go on set with Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster for a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia.

The Journey Begins

Delve deeper into Gerry’s fight for survival during the dramatic escape in South Korea.

Behind the Wall

Explore the epic scene in Jerusalem and discover the incredible logistics of creating the elaborate stunts and crowd sequences.


Experience the final confrontation between Gerry and the zombies and discover the phenomenal scope of the film’s production.

More "World War Z" The original ending to the film

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'Elysium' Reviews: The Smartest Film Of The Summer


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The first reviews for Matt Damon's futuristic "Elysium" are out, and it sounds like a must-see.

We've been waiting some time for this film. It's director Neil Blomkamp's first time back on the big screen since 2009's Oscar-nominated "District 9."

This time, Blomkamp focuses on the dichotomy between poverty-stricken inhabitants of disparate Earth and the super wealthy who live the a paradise-like world of Elysium. 

Damon plays Earth-dweller Max on a mission to the mysterious world.

While it may be tough for this futuristic ride to top the Oscar film, after a short three months jam-packed with unoriginal sequels and superheroes, "Elysium" is shaping up to be one of the most satisfying flicks of the summer.

Here's what you should know before seeing it.

The film's biggest star is its visuals.

Indie Wire:

"Both the scarred Los Angeles vistas and the pristine environs of Elysium are beautifully rendered, alternately gritty and coolly slick ... Even though Blomkamp has a much bigger budget to play with here than he did on "District 9," he still uses those resources judiciously and to greater effect than helmers given oodles of cash and FX teams at their beck and call."


"As in District 9, the excellent effects and location work (Mexico City stood in for Los Angeles, while Vancouver represents aspects of Elysium) make for a vivid, convincing backdrop."

The film will be laced with plenty of world politics propaganda: 

The Wrap:

"Lest anyone miss out on Blomkamp’s thoughts on contemporary immigration and health care, “Elysium” underlines and italicizes them before going over them again in yellow highlighter." 

Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are especially critical of this point.


"Easier, too, for “Elysium” to advance one of the more openly socialist political agendas of any Hollywood movie in memory, beating the drum loudly not just for universal health care, but for open borders, unconditional amnesty and the abolition of class distinctions." 


"Liberals may embrace and conservatives might attack the film strictly on the reductive basis of its obvious plea for universal health car."

It's not as great as "District 9": 


"Blomkamp sets several narrative pots to simmering, promising much in the way of eventual direct conflict and potential intellectual complexity ... all the interest and good will built up by the sharply conceived preliminaries is washed away in a succession of scenes that feel crushingly routine and generic, not to mentioned guided by ideological urges falls short of district 9."

Indie Wire: 

"The film is saddled by some rather corny flashback sequences that establish a mostly marginal backstory for Max that tries to lend his journey an epic weight. These scenes, in which we learn of his orphan background, and witness some prophetic advice from a nun, are not just poorly written (the dialogue is almost laughably amateur and on-the-nose), they actually undercut the impact of Max's arc by overplaying its hand."

There are mixed feelings on Sharlto Copley's ("District 9") performance.

THR says Copley's villainous character of Kruger comes off as "more appropriate for a live-action cartoon bad guy or an enemy in a 300-like bloodbath," while IGN calling him a scene stealer, possibly delivering the "performance of the summer."

Overall, Blomkamp knows what it takes to make a great movie. 


"Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing, slowly immersing us into his future world rather than assailing us with nonstop action, and envisioning that world with an architect’s eye for the smallest details." 


"If you are looking for serious science-fiction, bursting with allegory and social commentary, you need look no further than Elysium. … [It has] the kind of exciting and intelligent entertainment that's been sorely missing from the summer movie season."

Consensus: See it.

With the summer schedule winding down, "Elysium" is the only real blockbuster out this month to see. In what looks like an alternate version of "After Earth" with scenery to rival that of Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" Blomkamp has seemingly delivered with his follow-up to "District 9" in another cautionary tale with messages of overpopulation and universal health care. 

More "Elysium" Watch another trailer for the film

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11 Movie Titles That Give Away The Ending


saving private ryan tom hanksIn today's age of social media and rapid Internet buzz, so much is made of not ruining a movie for those who have yet to see it.

But when it comes to some films, the giveaway is right in the title.

"The Shawshank Redemption"

Through the whole of "Shawshank," we root for Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) to be awarded the justice he so rightly deserves after being wrongfully incarcerated for the murder of his wife, and we are elated when it finally comes to him in the form of poo-filled escape.

But why?

We should have known all along things would work out for Andy. Redemption was always the film's destiny.

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

Not only is this title a mouthful, but it tells you exactly what's coming in the end in explicit detail.

Attach yourself to Brad Pitt all you want, but he's going to die in the end, and you already know who kills him.

"Free Willy"

Whether you read the title as a command or a descriptive name, the conclusion is the same: Willy is going to be free.

The title should have saved those millions of tears doubting children shed at the thought of Willy's eternal captivity, but it didn't.

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