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The First Full 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer

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The first trailer for Marvel's big summer movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" just premiered on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and it looks pretty humorous. 

Chris Pratt ("The LEGO Movie") joined Kimmel to debut the full trailer.

The film will follows five misfit space travellers — Peter Quill (Pratt), a giant tree creature Groot (Vin Diesel), a raccoon named Rocket (Bradley Cooper), assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) — who come into contact with a powerful mysterious orb.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" will be in theaters August 1.

Check it out below.

Now that you've watched the trailer, here's who's playing who:

Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord. You probably know him best from "Parks and Recreation."
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Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who") plays Nebula.karen gillian guardians of the galaxynebula guardians of the galaxyDjimon Hounsou is Korath the Pursuer.korath guardians of the galaxyJohn C. Reilly stars as Rhomann Dey.john c reilly guardians of the galaxy

Benecio Del Toro returns as The Collector seen at the end of "Thor: The Dark World."
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Fans wondering how this movie will link up to "The Avengers" should keep their eye on the "mysterious orb" introduced at the start of the trailer.
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SEE: More photos from the film

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The Real Guy Behind A 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Character Is Suing For $25 Million

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"The Wolf Of Wall Street" character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff was known as a toupee-wearing, drug and hooker-using party animal who took part in illegal business activities.

But Andrew Greene — the real head of corporate finance at Stratton Oakmont on which the "Rugrat" character is based  is arguing in a new $25 million lawsuit that his on-screen portrayal is now damaging his professional reputation as an investment banker.

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Greene, played by actor  P.J. Byrne in the film, is suing director Martin Scorsese's production company and Paramount for $25 million over his on-screen portrayal, claiming the movie is defamatory by showing him as a criminal, drug user, as well as mocking his premature hair loss, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Greene argues that the filmmakers never got his permission to use his name, likeness or identity. While the character is nicknamed "Rugrat" in the blockbuster, Greene was called "Wigman" by his real-life coworkers.

“In multiple scenes in the movie, ‘Rugrat’s’ use of a toupee is accentuated and mocked in an egregiously offensive manner,” the complaint reads. “The motion picture introduces ‘Rugrat’ by referencing his ‘piece of shit hairpiece.’ In another scene, investigators ask whether his hair is real. Characters are also seen attempting to grab the toupee in a scene.”

In the film, some of the character-in-question's antics include him shaving the head of an employee, who, in exchange, is rewarded with $10,000 for breast implants as well as having sex with an employee in the office.

The suit continues, “Mr. Greene will be permanently linked to the crimes and loathsome behavior portrayed by his likeness in the motion picture, despite never having been interviewed, questioned, charged, imprisoned, or even arrested for the illicit and despicable behavior shown in the motion picture."

"Not only does he want $25 mil in damages from Paramount and Scorsese's production company," adds TMZ, "he also wants them to hand over all copies of the film ... and yank it out of theaters. Good luck with that."

Greene is not the first Stratton Oakmont employee to claim that he was falsely portrayed in the film that has gone on to gross over $308 million worldwide and is nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Danny Porush, the "Donnie Azoff" character who was played by Jonah Hill in the film, slammed his depiction as a figment of Jordan Belfort's imagination. He denied taking illegal drugs and engaging in threesomes with Belfort at work — but does admit to eating a live goldfish that belonged to a Stratton employee.

"The character in the movie is not me," he said after the film's release. "I had nothing to do with the film and I don't live in the past. It's not me, and anyone that knows me will know that I never did any of those things."

He adds, "It comes from the imagination of Hollywood writers and is based on several characters, not just me."

SEE ALSO: NYC Entrepreneur Slams 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Scene In Which He Introduced Jordan Belfort To His Future Wife

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Paramount Blasts Variety Story That Claims Religious Audiences Hated ‘Noah’

6 Studio Snafus That Spoiled Movies

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ender's gameEverything about Marvel typically runs like a well-oiled machine. For the past decade or so, the company has churned out hit after hit and enjoyable film after enjoyable film, mirroring the early run of fellow Disney subsidiary Pixar.

This week, however, the studio may have made a horrific blunder when it released an overly honest soundtrack listing. If so, the rookie mistake revealed a major plot point in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" months ahead of its release date. 

It’s not the type of screw-up any of us would have expected from Marvel, but then again, history has shown us even the best companies have given away movies thanks to serious lapses in judgment by the marketing team, the creative team or the studio itself.

From major plot points to gigantic twists to character secret identities, pretty much every type of spoiler possible has leaked out at one point or another, and it has happened through both obvious and not so obvious ways. 

So, in honor of Marvel’s (alleged) big mistake, let’s take a trip back and examine 6 different ways movies have been spoiled ahead of their release dates… 

Warning: This article contains spoilers. Obviously... 

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"The Amazing Spider-Man" toys revealed a major fight scene on the box.

Hardcore toy collectors have been on to this glitch in the system for years, but the media and casual fans have only started catching on recently. Basically, in order to sell as many toys related to event films as possible, the studio needs to ensure two things. First, kids need to be able to buy products directly related to the plot, and second, they need to be able to buy them as soon as they’re released. In order to do that properly, Hasbro or whoever needs to be given key details months in advance, and this often creates a very big problem. 

Check out the image at the top of this post. Not only does it tell us a climactic showdown between Spider-Man and Lizard will take place in Oscorp’s Tower, it tells us it will involve a SWAT team being transformed into Lizards. That’s a pretty serious plot point, one director Marc Webb no doubt would have rather remained hidden from fans prior to "The Amazing Spider-Man’s" release date, but that didn’t happen thanks in large part to Mega Bloks and all the furious rumors the pre-release pictures of the box art created. 



The most significant moment of "Ender's Game" was revealed in the tagline on the movie poster.

I don’t know what percentage of the audience at an adaptation the average studio thinks has read the book, but I’m pretty sure it’s a lot lower than they’d guess. How else would you explain so why so many films based on classic novels seem to treat their marketing materials like a spoiler free zone, at least when it comes to major plot events? They straight up show characters getting hit by cars, and they take iconic lines of dialogue and turn them into movie taglines. Take "Ender’s Game" and, yes, spoilers are coming

The biggest single moment in the movie is supposed to be when Ender finds out his war game wasn’t actually a game at all. The shocked look on both his and the audience’s faces is supposed to be the money shot, and yet, there it is in big letters on the poster. I’m sure a very high percentage of non-readers forgot the tagline while they were sitting down and watching the film, but I can guarantee you it still stuck with a healthy number of people, especially as the movie presented them with a final big simulation. 



The "Cast Away" Trailer Is Pretty Much A Play-By-Play Of The Film.

I love "Cast Away"— like a stupid amount. The runtime flies by which is incredible given the subject matter, and the relationship between Hanks and all of his co-stars, including Wilson, is oddly touching. It’s a great, great movie, but the trailer is basically a blow-by-blow outline of what happens. It’s about to get really specific up in here. So, Spoiler Alert… 

Here’s a list of things we see in the trailer. Hanks leaving for his trip and telling Helen Hunt he’ll be right back. The plane crashing. Hanks learning to feed himself on the island. Hanks learning to make fire and fish. Interacting with Wilson, building a raft, sailing into dangerous seas on that raft and even the reunion with Helen Hunt outside her garage. Why not throw in the plot twist with the dentist while we’re at it? Or God forbid, show Wilson slowly floating off into the distance? Most movies give away way too much information in the trailers, a fact recognized by theater owners, but "Cast Away" takes that common problem to an entirely new level. 



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Meet Margot Robbie: The Actress Whose Career Has Exploded Since She Starred In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

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If you don’t know Margot Robbie’s name yet, you will soon. 

Robbie played Jordan Belfort’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) blonde bombshell wife, Naomi Lapaglia, in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

Since then, Robbie’s role as the Duchess of Bay Ridge has gotten her a lot of attention in Hollywood.

Earlier this month, Warner Bros.’ announced Robbie will star in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of “Tarzan” opposite “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard.  

Between now and 2016 it’s one of five big projects for the 23-year-old actress.

Here's what else she's currently working on:

Robbie strikes us as the next Scarlett Johansson meets Amanda Seyfried. She even stole the "Z for Zachariah" role away from the latter actress.

Before "Wall Street," Robbie started out as a soap opera star in Australia where she earned two Logie Award nominations — the equivalent of our Emmys — for her role on "Neighbours."

Here's Robbie at the Logie Awards in 2009:logie awards margot robbie

In 2010, she left Australia to pursue a career in Hollywood. You may recognize her for a role she landed on ABC's short-lived series "Pan Am" or a part in last year's "About Time," featuring Rachel McAdams.

Here's Robbie in 2011's "Pan Am" (right):margot robbie pan am

Hollywood's not the only one courting Robbie now.

After nude scenes in "The Wolf in the Wolf of Wall Street," Hugh Hefner asked her to pose for Playboy. Don't expect  to see her in the magazine, though.

Robbie told New Zealand radio station The Edge she turned down the offer saying "her family [was] through enough." The actress revealed to Jimmy Kimmel she had already lied to her family about filming nude scenes in "Wall Street."

Now, Robbie is starting work on "Z for Zachariah," dying her blonde locks brown for the role. 

Here's a photo of the star on set that she shared on WhoSay:

SEE ALSO: Famous movie couples and their real-life inspirations

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'Entourage' Movie Begins Shooting In Los Angeles And Miami

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Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series.

The feature film reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin ConnollyAdrian GrenierKevin DillonJerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle.

Entourage creator Doug Ellin is directing the feature film from his own screenplay. Mark WahlbergStephen Levinson and Ellin are producing, withWayne Carmona serving as executive producer. Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold's wife, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan and Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh.

Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back... and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

The behind-the-scenes creative team reunites several key members who worked on the original series, including director of photography Steve Fierberg, production designer Chase Harlan and costume designer Olivia Miles-Payne.

Entourage is being filmed in Los Angeles, California, and on location in Miami, Florida.

Entourage is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Home Box Office. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Entourage comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Jeremy PivenJerry Ferrara,Adrian GrenierKevin ConnollyKevin DillonBilly Bob ThorntonRonda Rousey,Haley Joel Osment. The film is directed by Doug Ellin.

SEE ALSO: How The 'Entourage' Movie Could Turn Into A Massive Success

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These 4 Young Actors Were Just Cast In The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

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We've known for a while that Fox has had plans to reboot the "Fantastic Four" franchise.

It's a smart move considering Warner Bros. and especially Disney are dominating with superhero films at the box office. For the past year, there have been rumors about which actors will star in the remake of the 2005 film.

Now Variety reports that Miles Teller ("The Spectacular Now"), Kate Mara ("House of Cards"), and Jamie Bell will join the reboot. 

Mara is officially locked to play Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman while Teller has been offered to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. According to Variety, Bell is expected to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. 

The three will join Michael B. Jordan who has been rumored to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch since last year.

Josh Trank ("Chronicle") will direct the reboot while Simon Kinberg ("Sherlock Holmes") is working on the script.

There's no word on the villains expected for the film  yet, but for now, meet your new Fantastic Four!

Kate Mara will play Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman. 

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Michael B. Jordan will be Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
It’s worth noting that Sue and Johnny are siblings, so it will be interesting to see how the screenplay addresses that.michael b jordan human torch

Miles Teller has an offer to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.
Teller recently starred alongside Jordan in "That Awkward Moment."
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Jamie Bell is expected to play Ben Grimm/The Thing.jamie bell the thing

SEE ALSO: 20 actors who started their careers as models

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Here's What Happens When A Pixar Artist Storyboards His Favorite R-Rated Movies

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As the makers of the most high-minded children's entertainment in the movie business, it would stand to reason some Pixar artists' taste runs more toward adult fare. (Also, obviously every single one of them is a geek. I mean they live in the Bay Area and draw cartoons for a living.)

Well it turns out some great things happen when you combine those kid-friendly artistic sensibilities with some geeky R-rated movie love. Josh Cooley is a Pixar storyboard artist whose new book, Movies R Fun!, finds him creating storybook-style vignettes from movies like The Big LebowskiDriveDie Hard, and much much more. In case you're in the market for, all the pics below are for sale as limited-edition prints on his site.

"No Country For Old Men":
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"Die Hard":
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"Fight Club":
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"Se7en":
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"The Silence of the Lambs":
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"The Professional":
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"The Graduate":
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"The Godfather":
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"The Big Lebowski":
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"American Beauty":
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"The Terminator":
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"Pulp Fiction":
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"Predator":
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"Drive":
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"The Road Warrior":
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"Jaws":
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SEE ALSO: 22 Storytelling Tips For Writers From A Pixar Storyboard Artist

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'Dallas Buyers Club' Nominated For Makeup Oscar Despite $250 Budget

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Make-up artist Robin Matthews is nominated for an Oscar for her work in “Dallas Buyers’ Club’ and her nomination is well-deserved.  

Matthews had an unheard-of $250 budget to work with for the film which sees the deterioration of AIDS patients Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) and Rayon (Jared Leto) as their conditions worsen.

Vanity Fair reports Matthews would sometimes transform the two men from healthy to sick — and vice versa — up to five times a day during the film's 23-day shoot. 

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“When you see them in the film, and they look like they’re 25 pounds heavier and healthier because of the medication, that’s just makeup,” Matthews told Vanity Fair.

The make-up artist referred to the film as the “most under-budgeted movie” she’s ever been a part of. The only prosthetic piece Matthews used was a dental plumper to make McConaughey's face appear fuller.

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Previously, she has worked on films including “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and and "Into the Wild" which had budgets of $68 million and $15 million respectively.

The entire budget for the Focus Features' film is estimated at $5.5 million, according to IMDB. 

Without any more money for prosthetics, Matthews told The Hollywood Reporter one of the most difficult parts was convincing audiences of the actor’s illnesses as they progressed.  

“Mathews explained how the process required hand-painting the rash on Leto's face, topping it off with three layers of grey and marble concentrate, and using a 'stretch and stipple' method to age him. To give the rash a dry, flaky look, Mathews applied another layer made with pieces of grit and cornmeal.”

Apparently, Matthews  had to borrow the cornmeal and grits from her mom because there wasn't enough money in the budget to purchase either. 

SEE ALSO: "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" receives an Oscar nod for best makeup

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New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Photo Reveals The Identity Of The Green Goblin

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Want to know who the Green Goblin is in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?! Well allow Sony to oblige.

The company had so far kept the Goblin's identity somewhat mysterious since both the original GG, Norman Osborn, and his son Harry are in the movie.

But in a photo they shared with TotalFilm on Thursday the studio erased all doubt. 

Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn) is definitely our flying, bomb-happy, evil-looking, spiky-haired Goblin. And here he is tussling with Spidey in a giant clock.

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The Green Goblin will be one of three known villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a movie which, as we've pointed out, is running the risk of villain overload with as many as eight baddies thrown in! It's all leading to a new Spidey-centric franchise for Sony that will eventually see the release of a stand-alone movie for breakout evildoer Venom as well as a movie focused on Spider-Man's famous bad guy team, the Sinister Six.

SEE ALSO: 6 Crazy Ways Studios Have Accidentally Spoiled Their Own Movies

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Marvel Begins Director Search For 'Doctor Strange' Movie

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While fans still have three Marvel Phase Two movies coming in the next two years (Captain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron), the studio is already prepping its Phase Three slate, which kicks off withEdgar Wright's Ant-Man in 2015.

Marvel is currently seeking directors for their only other confirmed Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange, with Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite(Welcome to Yesterday) currently in contention.

The studio has either already met with these filmmakers, or are about to meet with them in the coming weeks. Marvel is also seeking screenwriters to work in tandem with a director to develop the story together, or a filmmaker who can both write and direct. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu PandaKung Fu Panda 2Kung Fu Panda 3) are in contention to write the script, which was previously worked on byThomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Doctor Strange, who first appeared in Strange Tales #110 in 1963. Born Stephen Vincent Strange, the character was an arrogant neurosurgeon before a devastating car accident shattered the bones in his hands, causing them to tremble uncontrollably. He journeys to Tibet in search of a cure, when he saves The Ancient One from his disciple Baron Mordo in an act of selflessness, leading The Ancient One to teach the mystical arts to Doctor Strange.

One of Marvel's primary challenges with this project is finding a way to make the magical elements mesh with high-tech aspects seen in other Marvel movies such as Iron Man and Marvel's The Avengers, along with finding the right way to convey his colorful costume and his amulet known as the Eye of Agamotto.

We last reported on this project back in July, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt was rumored as the front runner to play the title character, although it's clear that Marvel isn't focused on casting at this time.

Do you have a favorite among these candidates to direct Doctor Strange? Or do you think another filmmaker is better suited to bring this character to life?

Doctor Strange is in development.

SEE ALSO: Marvel Exec Transitions To Screenwriter For 'Thor 3' Script

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Freight Train Smashes Into Movie Crew Filming Gregg Allman Biopic, Killing One

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A female camera operator’s assistant was killed Thursday and seven other people were injured when a train unexpectedly bore down on a crew doing camera tests for “Midnight Rider,” the Greg Allman biopic shooting in Georgia, a law enforcement source confirmed to TheWrap.

Identities of the victims were not immediately released. About 20 people were on the set in Wayne County, Ga., many of them local hires out of Savannah; with shooting not scheduled to officially begin until Monday, it was unlikely that any cast members were present.

Local officials said the crew – which included director Randall Miller (“Bottle Shock”) – had placed a mattress on a railroad bridge while filming a dream sequence when a train arrived unexpectedly. Though the crew was expecting two local trains, a third freighter’s warning whistle gave them less than a minute to act, an eyewitness told Variety.

Miller (left) and a still photographer scrambled to remove the bed while the rest of the crew rushed off the tracks. A second-camera assistant was struck and killed by the train, while debris from the exploding bed injured others, who were rushed to local hospitals, Variety reported.

The witness also said Miller had fallen on the tracks before the train arrived and that the still photographer pulled him off, saving his life.

Also read: William Hurt to Play Gregg Allman in Biopic ‘Midnight Rider’

A spokeswoman for the production company, Unclaimed Freight Productions, did not respond to multiple phone calls and emails.

Train operator CSX issued a statement: “CSX is deeply saddened by a tragedy that occurred late today on a CSX rail bridge in Doctortown, Ga., and is cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate. Initial reports indicate that at least three people were injured, one fatally. CSX personnel are working with first responders to meet the needs of those injured. A train was en route from Memphis to Savannah when the incident occurred.”

“Midnight Rider” stars William Hurt, Tyson Ritter, Wyatt Russell and Eliza Dushku. The film is being distributed by Open Road Films in the U.S.

SEE ALSO: A Roundup Of Brutal Reviews For The New Steve Jobs Biopic

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This Is What Movies Would Look Like Without Visual Effects

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While watching a movie at home or in theaters, sometimes we forget the special effects that go into bringing a film to life.

This year, "Gravity,""The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,""Iron Man 3," and "Star Trek Into Darkness" are all nominated for visual effects Oscars.

Would you recognize any of those films without their added special effects?

We've gathered together images from visual effects studios Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Rhythm & Hues along with visual effects software company Imagineer Systems to show what popular movies would look like without added effects.

From Oscar-nominated films to box-office successes see what popular movies would look like without effects.

Visual Effects crew Rhythm & Hues helped make Oscar winner "Life of Pi" go from this ...



... to a boat lost out in the Pacific Ocean with a giant Bengal tiger.



Visual effects helped take Sandra Bullock from earth ...



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Sony's $100 Million 'Pompeii' Is A Huge Box-Office Bomb

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pompeii Kit Harington"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington was not a huge box-office draw.

Sony's new release this weekend, "Pompeii," bombed this weekend making $10 million.

The disaster flick cost an estimated $100 million.

Can't say we didn't see this one coming.

The Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil") film received mostly poor reviews being referred to as "Titanic" meets lava by The Wrap.

The marketing for the film was never that appealing.

It's tough to sell a movie where viewers already know the film's ending from its title. Anyone who knows basic history knows that (spoiler) the Roman city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

It also didn't help the film was marketed as "Pompeii in 3D" as opposed to simply "Pompeii." No need for the repetitiveness in the title. "Gravity" wasn't called "Gravity in IMAX." 

When a film is marketed as "in 3D" it usually sends across a message to audiences that the film is only available in that more expensive format. 

Instead, "The Lego Movie" easily topped the box office for a third weekend in a row with another $31.5 million bringing its worldwide total to $275.7 million.

SEE ALSO: This is what movies would look like without visual effects

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There's Going To Be A 'Space Jam' Sequel

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"Space Jam 2" is happening.

Deadline reports Warner Bros. has signed off on a sequel to the 1996 live-action, animated comedy.

Broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol‘s sons have come on board to develop the sequel to 1996 animated/live-action hit Space Jam as a starring vehicle for [LeBron] James, the studio confirmed. 

Deadline originally reported LeBron James would be in the sequel. 

However, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst soon reported that "LeBron sources" said he wasn't working on any such movie

Last August James tweeted he'd love to star in a followup film.

Bummer.

Critics can hate on the movie all they want (it has a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes), but at the end of the day, the film made more than $230 million worldwide

According to Deadline, broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol's two sons, Charlie and Willie Ebersol, will be developing the film. 

Between the two, Charlie has served as executive producer on a few television series including reality shows "Race to the Scene" (REELZChannel) and "The Great Escape" (TNT).

At the least, we hope Bill Murray gets a cameo.

SEE ALSO: 'Pompeii' bombs at the box office

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Harold Ramis' Character In 'Ghostbusters' Would Probably Be A Tech Billionaire Today

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Harold Ramis, famous for his films such as "Ghostbusters,""Caddyshack,""Groundhog Day," and "Animal House," died today at age 69 after a battle with an autoimmune disease.

While Ramis was a director, producer, and screeenwriter, his most memorable role as an actor was as Egon Spengler in "Ghostbusters."

And given that the tech world leads, he probably would have been a billionaire. 

Unlike Venkman (Bill Murray), the mouth, and Ray (Dan Aykroyd), the dweeb, Spengler was the most brilliant guy on the unit, having engineered their incredible ghostbusting equipment.

He was also a futurist with extremely quirky hobbies.  

The following clip shows what we mean:

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It Looks Like 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is Changing An Iconic Comic Scene

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We have seen a lot of trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and we still have another few months until its May release.

Sony just put out a new international trailer for the film that shows NYC getting torn apart. However, any eagle-eyed viewers will be quick to notice that it also gives away a potentially huge spoiler for the film. It appears Sony is taking liberties with altering an iconic comic book moment in Spidey history.

First, check out the trailer below:

Warning: Major potential spoilers follow:

 

 

In the new film, three new villains will join Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man: Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan).

Fans of the comic will know Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone) dies during a big iconic battle between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. A scene hinting at this very storyline has been teased throughout recent trailers, but in this latest one it appears the film may be altering that scenario.

In the The Amazing Spider-Man issue 121, the Green Goblin abducts Gwen Stacey and she gets caught in a battle between both he and Spider-Man.

Here's how it plays out:Spiderman gwen stacy death

The Green Goblin tosses Stacy off a bridge and Spider-Man thinks he saves her by using his spidey web to catch her by her legs. Unbeknownst to him, Stacy's neck snaps in the process, instantly killing her.

Here's a similar scene in the new trailer that takes place in what appears to be some sort of clock tower. Notice Stone is wearing a similar outfit to the one in the comic.

Here's the Goblin with Stone.green goblin gwen stacy the amazing spider man 2

We can see her falling dramatically through the air.gwen stacy falling the amazing spider man 2

This time when Spidey goes to save her, she catches his web!spidey saves gwen amazing spider man 2

Will Stacy live to see another sequel? 

It's a fair question to ask. Originally, Shailene Woodley was going to join this film as Mary Jane Watson — another love interest for Spidey. However, her role was cut out of the final film

For the storyline to continue, it makes sense for Stacy's character to eventually pass away.

Stone has previously hinted to Ryan Seacrest that her character's storyline will stay close to the comics.

“I think the intention the whole time has been to tell Gwen’s story has closely to the comic as possible," said Stone.

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These Are The States That Care The Most And Least About The Oscars [MAP]

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The Oscars are this Sunday and while we can’t wait for them in New York, the entire country isn't as psyched for the upcoming ceremony.

Outbrain, a content recommendation engine, compiled which states care the most and least about the Academy Awards.  

To do this, Outbrain tracked 36,636 different stories with the word “Oscar” or “Academy Award” in its headline between January 16 and February 16. They then calculated the percentage of each state’s total page views on those stories. 

According to their findings, people in large metropolitan areas — New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. — have the most interest in Oscars. It should come as little surprise that both California and New York are at the top of the list. According to Outbrain’s data, West Virginia and North Dakota care the least about the awards’ ceremony. 

Check it out the map along with a full ranking below:

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states that care most least about oscars

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Obama Makes 'Caddyshack' Joke During Harold Ramis Tribute

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Both President Obama and the late comedy legend Harold Ramis have deep roots in Chicago, so the "Ghostbusters" writer-actor's death yesterday hit the POTUS especially deep.

In a statement released through the White House on Tuesday morning, Obama said:

“Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis, one of America’s greatest satirists, and like so many other comedic geniuses, a proud product of Chicago’s Second City. When we watched his movies – from ‘Animal House’ and ‘Caddyshack’ to ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ – we didn’t just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harold’s wife, Erica, his children and grandchildren, and all those who loved him, who quote his work with abandon, and who hope that he received total consciousness.”

Harold RamisThe last line is a nod to Bill Murray’s famous remarks in “Caddyshack,” which Ramis wrote and directed.

In case you forgot, here's the line:

Carl: And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?" And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

The character "Carl," who says the line, was played by Bill Murray, who worked with Ramis on six projects and released a statement yesterday following his death:

“Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, MeatballsStripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”

Director Judd Apatow, too, released especially touching condolences:

“Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director. I interviewed him when I was 16 years old for my high school radio station and he could not have been more gracious and hilarious. I looked up to him as a director but even more so as a man. We hired him to play Seth’s father in ‘Knocked Up’ because we all saw him as the dream dad – funny, warm and wise. Harold was one of the nicest people I have ever met and he inspired countless people to go into comedy. His brilliant work will make people happy forever.”

Remember Ramis' incredible career below:

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Here's What's Inside The 'Gravity' Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Oscar-nominated "Gravity" is out on Blu-Ray and DVD today ahead of the Academy Awards Sunday.

We were able to get an early copy of the film and check out the special features. 

It took director Alfonso Cuarón four years to bring the movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney to screen. 

Basically anything you want to know about the making of the movie is included in the Blu-Ray features. You get to see the lightbox where Bullock spent up to 11 hours a day filming and much of the previsualization shots used to set the film in motion. You also have the option to watch the film in a silent space version.

Here are the special features found on the Blu-Ray disc:gravity special features

BEHIND THE SCENES

It Began With A Story — How "Gravity" was adapted to the big screen from Alfonso Curaon and Jonas Cuaron's screenplay. It's worth noting the original screenplay was titled "A Space Suspense in 3D," but that the entire film as you see it was all in the original script.

Initial Challenges— The difficult hurdles the crew had to overcome to create the feel of zero gravity to make the film look real and to get all of the long shots in the movie. They used real footage of the moon landing for inspiration of long shots. 

Previsualizing Gravity— Everything except the faces in the film are CGI. This clip shows how British visual effects company Framestore spent 10 months mapping the entire film out in CGI before filming began. 

Here's a video of some of the effects Framestore put in place:

The Hues of Space— How Framestore spent about four months lighting the entire movie making people's faces, space suits, space stations, and the earth look realistic.

Physical Weightlessness — How production achieved the appearance of zero gravity with the use of rigs and how Sandra Bullock worked out six days a week, two hours per day to physically maneuver through the many rigs.

Space Tech — A look at the real space props, including space suits, used to inspire and design the ones used in the film.

sandy's cage gravitySandra and George: A Pair in Space — You get to see visuals of Clooney and Bullock interacting on set. Clooney goofing around during filming is absolutely priceless.

Final animation — The grueling process of editing and re-editing the film during previsualization including how small props from nuts and bolts, cloth, and space shuttles were added into the film.

Complete Silence — Of course, there's no sound in space. However, director Alfonso Cuarón figured the movie would alienate the audience without any noise. Sound was added though touch in the film in addition to music and the sound of Sandra Bullock's breathing. Some of the best sounds in the film came from wine glasses. 

SHOT BREAKDOWNS

Behind the visor — How they made the visors on the astronaut's helmets look real on screen.
The three features — Fire in the International Space Station, Dr. Stone's Rebirth, and Splashdown — show how those individual sequences were made.
The Sound of Action in Space 
is reminiscent of the "Complete Silence" behind-the-scenes feature.

COLLISION POINT: THE RACE TO CLEAN UP SPACE
The 20-minute documentary narrated by Ed Harris — who also voices mission control in the film — explains the phenomena shown in the film known as The Kessler Effect. The theory predicts a giant domino effect would occur if space debris began colliding. After a while it begins to sound like a PSA for cleaning space; however, it's a really in depth look at a very real problem you probably didn't know existed.

ANINGAAQ
Remember the scene in "Gravity" where Sandra Bullock was speaking to a man with a baby and dogs? You can watch the entire scene from his perspective in a short from Alfonso Cuarón's son, Jonás.

According to Jonás, the entire 7-minute short took two days to shoot in Greenland.

The short was released online last year. You can check it out below.

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