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First Scream Trailer Debuts: Will You Watch the New MTV Series?

13 April 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Get ready to Scream this summer while watching MTV. The network debuted the first trailer for its all-new series last night during the MTV Movie Awards and also announced the show’s premiere date: June 30. The Scream trailer was introduced last night during the awards show by Bella Thorne, who is most famous for her role on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! but has also appeared in other series like CSI and Red Band Society (she also just recently co-starred in The Duff with The Flash‘s Robbie Amell and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman). It has already been announced that Thorne will appear in the Scream pilot as an homage to Drew Barrymore’s iconic character from the original 1996 film. In addition to Thorne, Scream‘s cast also includes Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains) as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor-Klaus (The KillingArrow) as the preacher’s daughter Aubrey Jensen, Carlson Young »

- Chris King

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Star Trek’s Brent Spiner Returns For Independence Day 2

10 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

Roland Emmerich continues to put together the ensemble cast for his expensive, epic sequel to Independence Day 2. The two latest names to join the dramatis personae are Brent Spiner, who appeared in the original film as Dr. Brackish Okun, and Joey King, who wasn’t even born back then.

Who King is playing, I don’t know, but because of her age, she’s almost certainly going to be a new character. A few more years and she might have been candidate for Patricia Whitmore, the Presidents daughter and a key player this time around.

I don’t know why Emmerich just hasn’t booked Mae Whitman to reprise that role, anyway. Maybe Fox think the star of The Duff is just too U and F for their tentpole – which would be insane on multiple fronts.

The plot of Independence Day 2 sees the aliens return two decades on, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Giveaway – Win an Avengers Swag Bag from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

And to celebrate, we’re giving away an Avengers Swag Bag full of Marvel-related goodies. Because this month is Avengers: Age of Ultron month. And we’re ridiculously excited.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 19th April. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? »

- Oli Davis

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Film Review: 'The Duff'

7 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Teen comedies have been responsible for a whole glossary of fictional slang, much of which has made its way into the real life teenage lexicon. Clueless (1996) introduced a world of 'Baldwins' and 'Bettys', while American Pie (1999) bestowed the term 'Milf' upon the world. Slightly more mean spirited is the meaning behind the title of The Duff (2015). Mae Whitman plays Bianca, a quirky high schooler who is informed by her jock neighbour Wesley (Robbie Amell) that she is the 'Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her two best friends. Devastated by this revelation, she enlists Wesley to help her change her reputation and win over the object of her affections.

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- CineVue UK

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The Flickering Myth Movie Show #2 – Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duff, Fast and Furious 7…

6 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

—Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Avengers Swag Bag Competition!—

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? Who is going to be Joss Whedon’s replacement for Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II? And our first look at The Thing from the Fantastic Four.

 

We’ve also got a great interview Zorro himself, Antonio Banderas, about the intricacies of working alongside an animated sponge in his new movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.

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- Oli Davis

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The Duff review: A sharp, internet-savvy high school comedy

5 April 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Ari Sandel; Screenwriter: Josh A Cagan; Starring: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Running time: 101 mins; Certificate: 12A

"It was just me, in a dress," Mae Whitman's teenage tomboy Bianca notes in voiceover, as she trades in her sloppy plaid shirts and baggy jeans for a cute Lbd. We've seen this moment before, the She's All That transformation where the so-called awkward girl turns miraculously into a hottie, and this knowing aside is one of many small-but-truthful twists that elevate The Duff from the nightmare it could have been.

An internet-savvy rom-com adapted from the novel by teen wunderkind author Kody Keplinger, The Duff sounds horrifying in concept. A high schooler played by the appealing, petite Whitman is horrified to learn that she is "the Duff" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her two effortlessly gorgeous BFFs, and sets out to overhaul her image in order to »

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7 actors who were too attractive for the role: Hugh Grant, Harry Potter

1 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ok, so we all know that movie logic increases the median attractiveness of everybody on screen by at least 50%, and we accept it. But what happens when an actor is just too attractive for suspension of disbelief to work in a particular role?

Mae Whitman being cast as the eponymous "designated ugly fat friend" in this weekend's The Duff is a fine example. Thankfully the film (which is kind of great, by the way) does take pains to emphasise that even perfectly attractive people can be the Duff in their friendship group, because Duff is a state of mind. Or something.

Digital Spy takes a look back at seven more actors who were too attractive for the part, most of whom still got cast anyway.

Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Last year, mere months after Four Weddings celebrated its 20th birthday, Hugh Grant dropped the bombshell that nobody »

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5 must-watch April cinema releases: Avengers, Fast & Furious 7

1 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Though Avengers: Age of Ultron is probably the one film marked in everyone's diary this month, April also has some big treats in store for cinephiles.

There's the chance to revisit a sci-fi classic on the big screen, bid an emotional farewell to Paul Walker and catch a teen flick that's drawing comparisons with Mean Girls and Easy A.

Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?

Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this April...

Blade Runner

Release date: April 3

Why you should see it: If you've never seen Blade Runner on the big screen before then this re-release (courtesy of the BFI) is a chance to immerse yourself in Ridley Scott's bleak vision of a future Los Angeles. Blade Runner's stunning practical effects mean it's barely aged a day, and still holds up as a true sci-fi classic.

Fast & Furious 7

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Bella Thorne Covers "Teen Vogue"

16 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "The Duff" actress Bella Thorne in the April 2015 issue of "Teen Vogue" magazine, photographed by Emma Summerton:

"The Duff" is the new teen comedy feature directed by Ari Sandel based on the novel of the same name by author Kody Keplinger, starring Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong, released by Lionsgate and CBS Films.

Thorne plays 'mean girl' 'Madison Morgan' in the new film.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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UK movie release dates: April 2015

11 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

April 3

Fast & Furious 7

Director: James Wan

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Running time: 140 mins

Certificate: Tbc

The Water Diviner

Director: Russell Crowe

Starring: Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Russell Crowe

Running time: 111 mins

Certificate: 15

While We're Young

Director: Noah Baumbach

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

April 10

The Duff

Director: Ari Sandel

Starring: Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman

Running time: 110 mins

Certificate: Tbc

Cobain: Montage of Heck

Director: Brett Morgen

Starring: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Courtney Love

Running time: 132 mins

Certificate: 15

Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Östlund

Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli

Running time: 119 mins

Certificate: 15

Good Kill

Director: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, January Jones

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 15

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Director: Steve Pink

Starring: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson

Running time: 93 mins

Certificate: 15

John Wick

Director: Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist

Running time: 101 mins

Certificate: 15

Lost River

Director: Ryan Gosling

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, »

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World's Largest Unretouched Selfie Promotes Positive Body Image With Mae Whitman, More: See the Impressive Pic!

8 March 2015 5:37 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Just hangin' with a few friends! Aerie rounded up The Duff star Mae Whitman, DJ and model Hannah Bronfman, and fashion blogger Sincerely Jules to make history on Saturday, March 7.  The three ladies banded together to take the world's largest unretouched selfie at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, Fla. Using a selfie stick, Whitman, 26, Bronfman, and Sincerely Jules captured the massive crowd behind them while wearing Aerie swimsuits. The record-breaking shot was taken for a good cause. In addition to launching a new swimsuit [...] »

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5 Things to Know About The Duff's Robbie Amell

6 March 2015 4:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Starring opposite Mae Whitman in The Duff, Robbie Amell plays Wesley, a jock with a heart of gold who helps Duff ("Designated Ugly Fat Friend") pal Bianca (Whitman) gain some confidence. Amell, 26, and Whitman's comic chemistry clicks, and he is by far the flick's male breakout star. Here are five things to know about the up-and-comer. 1. He used to be a figure skater Originally from Toronto, Amell was trained in figure skating. But he's quick to insist he wasn't one to don any sequined bodysuits! "I figure skated from ages 5 to 7," he tells People. "When I was a kid, there wasn't power skating, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange Is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor, while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Jessie Usher Joins Independence Day 2

4 March 2015 6:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Independence Day exploded onto the big screen in 1996, it became a box office smash hit. Its effective mix of science fiction, ground-breaking special effects, and disaster movie themes turned it into the quintessential summer blockbuster, and paved the way for director Roland Emmerich to wage cinematic war on countless iconic landmarks in subsequent movies, such as Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and White House Down. Surprisingly, a sequel has been slow to develop – but the wait is almost over now, as finally, almost two decades later, Independence Day 2 is on its way – with Jessie Usher now cast.

Plot details are, of course, tightly under wraps, but we can surmise from the casting that a high level of continuity can be expected. Jeff Goldblum will apparently reprise his role as codebreaker and day saviour, David Levinson, and Jessie Usher is set to play the son of Will Smith’s Independence Day character, »

- Sarah Myles

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Independence Day 2 Adds Jessie Usher As Step-Son Of Will Smith’s Character

4 March 2015 2:20 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I think I trust my memory more than The Hollywood Reporter, so while they’re saying Jessie Usher has been cast as the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller in Independence Day 2, I believe he’s actually his step son.

Like the original film, this sequel is going to weave together a few different plot threads and have quite a big cast of lead characters. Usher is playing just one of them, with Liam Hemsworth set to play another. We’ll also be seeing a lot of the President’s Daughter, played by Mae Whitman in the old film but now, if the filmmakers get their way, all grown up into somebody more Elizabeth Olsen-like.

I wish they’d just give Whitman the role. Anyway, they can refer to Olsen as much as they like in their internal memos, I don’t expect she’ll actually take the role, »

- Brendon Connelly

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'The Duff' Cast Bring the Laughs in Exclusive Gag Reel

25 February 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What’s funny about being the “designated ugly fat friend?” Well everything when you’re Mae Whitman, who stars as the titular Duff in the critically acclaimed teen comedy, which opened over the weekend.

The Duff tells the story of Bianca (Whitman), who receives a rude awakening when she learns of her stature among her more popular friends. Of course, she’s not satisfied with toeing the line and enlists resident hottie, Wesley (The Flash’s Robbie Amell), to help her defy the rules of her high school hierarchy.

Robbie Amell Says Everybody Has Felt Like a 'Duff'

Whitman and the rest of the cast, including Amell, Bella Thorne, and teen comedy alum Allison Janney, bring the laughs both on and off the big screen thanks to ETonline's exclusive blooper reel, which shows just how fun it was to be on set. (Not to mention how wonderful it must have been to stare Amell's pecs.)

And if you »

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‘The Duff’ is a mildly entertaining comedy with confused identity politics

24 February 2015 5:43 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Duff

Written by Josh A. Cagan (based on a novel by Kody Keplinger)

Directed by Ari Sandel

USA, 2015

The Duff takes the geek-gets-a-makeover high school formula and tweaks it mostly muddled results. A few naturalistic romance scenes and the efforts of its very able leads, buoy this into watchable territory. However overall this is a film plagued by confusion and several nonsensical plot twists.

Bianca (Parenthood’s Mae Whitman) lacks style and popularity, but living in the orbit of her two popular best friends, fashionista Jess (Skyler Samuels) and athlete Casey (Bianca Santos), she barely notices. The film opens with a Breakfast-Club-esque voiceover from Bianca about how high school used to be broken down into the jock, the nerd, the criminal, the princess, and the basket case, but now that it’s the 21st century, geeks rule the world, jocks play video games, and most of the old social stratifications no longer exist. »

- Claire Hellar

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New The Duff Movie Delivered Great Comedy,Drama,Story & More

21 February 2015 7:42 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

CBS Films released their new comedy flick, "The Duff," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was very entertaining, delivering a good mixture of laughs, drama , and romance. It stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. The movie revolved around character, Bianca (Mae Whitman), who is a content high school senior until her childhood, next door neighbor friend, Wesley (Robbie Amell), informs her that she is a Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends, Jess and Casey. This newfound information gets to Bianca so much that it causes her to end her friendship with Jess and Casey, and seek out Wesley's help to unDUFF her in exchange for helping him pass his science class, which he is heavily failing. Unfortunately, the school's hot mean chick/Wesley's ex, Madison, »

- Andre Braddox

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New The Duff Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

21 February 2015 1:05 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

CBS Films released their new comedy film, "The Duff," into theaters this weekend, and the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews for it. It turns out that they were pretty mixed across the board, giving it a 55 score out of a possible 100 across 26 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. We've supplied blurbs from a few of the critics, below. Inkoo Kang from TheWrap, gave it a great 90 score, stating: "There’s no doubt that The Duff is clever, funny and quotable enough to become this decade’s “Mean Girls.” Watch your back, Regina George — there’s a new queen bee in town." Christy Lemire over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score, saying: "Quickly and convincingly, it becomes its own funny and fast-paced phenomenon with its own modern-day charm. »

- Andre Braddox

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