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James Cameron says Avatar sequels are "bitchin'": 'You'll s**t yourself'

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James Cameron has spoken out about his forthcoming Avatar sequels.

Sigourney Weaver will play a new character in the upcoming movies, returning alongside original cast members Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang and Zoe Saldana.

Will Avatar sequels use new high frame rate 4K 3D system?

Speaking to Empire, Cameron said: "I can tell you one thing about them. They're gonna be bitchin'.

"You will s**t yourself with your mouth wide open."

Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016.

Cameron recently won a lawsuit against an artist who claimed that Avatar stole from his paintings.

The director has also dismissed the potential of virtual reality technology, insisting that there is no place for it beyond games.

Watch the trailer for the original Avatar below: »


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer to debut online on Friday

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut its first teaser online on Friday (November 28).

An official Twitter account for the film franchise announced that fans will be able to watch the 88-second trailer on iTunes on the same day as it appears in select cinemas.

The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers.

Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014

"The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers," a message on the Twitter account read.

It was announced on Monday (November 24) that the trailer would make its debut in select North American theatres for Thanksgiving weekend.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams, picks up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Joining original franchise stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be new additions Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, »


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Independence Day sequel for 2016 cinema release

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20th Century Fox has finally greenlit the long-awaited Independence Day sequel, according to reports.

Writers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin have been working on a follow-up to the alien invasion film for years, with recent reports tipping a 2016 release date.

Fox reached a decision this week to begin production in May for a June 24, 2016 cinema release date, according to Deadline.

Emmerich and Devlin wrote a draft for a single sequel with Carter Blanchard, despite reports of two movies shooting back-to-back.

Original Independence Day star Will Smith will not return as marine pilot Steven Hiller, but Jeff Goldblum has revealed that he's been approached to reprise his role as computer expert David Levinson.

"I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer," Goldblum said in October. "They've been cooking up and say they have a part for »


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Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman named Hollywood's top comic writer

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The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman has topped a list of the five most powerful comic writers in Hollywood.

Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar and Chris Claremont also feature on The Hollywood Reporter's list.

In addition to AMC's hit adaptation of Kirkman's bestselling zombie series The Walking Dead, he also has a zombie spinoff in the works, as well as adaptations of his Outcast and Thief of Thieves comics.

DC Comics' chief creative officer Johns has been involved in both its film and television adaptations, including Constantine, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and iZombie, as well as films.

Television series based on Bendis's Jessica Jones comic Alias and Powers series are both in development.

Millar's projects have been adapted into films including Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman: The Secret Service. His Civil War event miniseries will form the basis of the third Captain America film, and he has been »


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50 Shades of Grey unveils posters: See Rita Ora as Christian Grey's sister

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Fifty Shades of Grey has unveiled a new glimpse of Rita Ora in one of three character posters.

The upcoming adaptation of author El James's bestselling erotic novel chronicles the sadomasochistic relationship between suave Christian Grey and young student Ana Steele.

Universal Pictures' new posters introduce Christian Grey's(Jamie Dornan) family, portrayed by Ora, Marcia Gay Harden and Andrew Airlie.

Popstar Ora has been cast as Christian's sister Mia, while Academy Award winner Harden and Airlie portray the troubled businessman's parents in director Sam Taylor-Johnson's movie.

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Jamie Dornan recently spoke about the explicit sex scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey, joking that fans shouldn't expect to see his "todger".

"You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out," he added. "You don't want to make something gratuitous, »


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Marvel announces Ultron Forever specials for spring 2015

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Marvel Comics has announced 'Ultron Forever'.

Writer Al Ewing and artist Alan Davis are collaborating on the three-issue storyline, which will be released in the spring.

It will see a motley group of time-travelling Avengers facing off against the villainous artificial intelligence Ultron.

The story was inspired by a future revealed in Jonathan Hickman's Avengers #31, which revealed a possible future in which Ultron rules as the 'All Father'.

"He's achieved all his goals, and he's kind of become this godlike figure," Ewing told La Times. "It's almost like humanity is just this resource for him now, but at the same time, he's enjoying lording it over them.

"He's enjoying pulling the wings off the fly, so to speak, and really taking his time over his final victory."

A team is gathered with the help of Dr Doom's time machine, including Black Widow, the Vision, the new female Thor, James Rhodes as Iron Man, »


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The Hunger Games films could continue past Suzanne Collins novels

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The Hunger Games film series could extend past Suzanne Collins's original trilogy.

Director Francis Lawrence has said that more films are being considered for the hit young adult franchise.

"Everybody is thinking about it, and talking about it," the Mockingjay director told MTV.

"I just think that one has to go into that world carefully. Because I think a huge part of what makes the stories great is that it was really built on this idea of the consequence of war, and you have an amazing character like Katniss at the centre of it.

"And so to just say, 'Oh, we're still in the Hunger Games world', I think is really risky, and you need to make sure that you have something new to say, and either new characters need to be created that are just as compelling as Katniss."

He continued: "It's a tricky thing, but I'm definitely open to talking about it, »


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Natalie Portman in talks for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

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Natalie Portman has entered talks for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.

The actress is in line for the Aaron Sorkin-written movie about the life of the late Apple co-founder, reports Deadline.

Michael Fassbender is being courted for the title role in the movie after the exit of Christian Bale from the project.

The film was recently dropped by Sony and quickly acquired in turnaround by Universal Pictures.

Portman is speculated to be in line for the role of Jobs's once-estranged daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

The actress recently completed her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness. She will appear in the upcoming Jane Got a Gun and is expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. »


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Nicole Kidman on playing the 'sugar and spice' villain in Paddington

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Considering how spectacular she is at it, Nicole Kidman doesn't play the villain nearly as often as we'd like.

In this week's delightful Paddington, she plays villainous taxidermist Millicent, a character whose ruthless ambition recalls one of her best performances ever in 1995's To Die For.

Watch the video above to hear Kidman tell Digital Spy why she loves playing the bad girl, and why shooting Paddington gave her flashbacks to her role in Moulin Rouge!.

Paddington is released in the UK this Friday (November 28), and in the Us on January 16, 2015. »


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Oscars 2015 nominations: 10 early frontrunners for Best Picture

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It's that time of the year again. Which is to say that it isn't, yet, but it's close enough for us all to start speculating.

The 2015 Oscar nominations won't be announced until January, and thanks to the peculiarities of transatlantic release schedules, many of these contenders will barely have reached UK shores by then.

But we've now seen enough of the heavy-hitters to have a decent sense of how the next awards season is shaping up, and below we've rounded up our best guesses for the ten films that will dominate this year's Academy Awards.

Scroll al the way to the bottom to see our complete list of predictions for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

1. Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller's brooding true crime drama emerged as one of the year's earliest awards season frontrunners when it opened at Cannes, centring on »


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Mel Brooks to voice vampire in Hotel Transylvania 2

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Mel Brooks has joined the cast of Hotel Transylvania 2.

The actor will voice the character of Vlad in the animated sequel, Deadline reports.

Vlad is described as "the very old and grumpy vampire father" of Dracula, who is voiced by Adam Sandler.

Speaking about his character, Brooks said: "He's been around for eons and he's a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me."

2012's Hotel Transylvania earned about $360 million (£228m) at the global box office, and also earned a Golden Globe nomination.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is returning for the follow-up, with Robert Smigel on board to pen the script.

Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released on September 25, 2015.

Watch a trailer for the original 2012 film below: »


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Love Actually gets Honest Trailers treatment: "Wait, is that Rick?"

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Fan favourite Christmas film Love Actually has been given an Honest Trailers makeover.

As we get closer to the festive period, the Screen Junkies YouTube channel looks at the Richard Curtis movie with its own brand of brutal honesty.

After being bombarded with tweets requesting an edit, this latest trailer is billed as being "from the man responsible for every film your girlfriend tried to drag you to", before ripping apart each and every storyline.

Liam Neeson and Thomas Sangster's father/step-son relationship is "a man getting over his wife by helping his kid seduce a girl with the same name as his mum".

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's (Hugh Grant) tea lady (Martine McCutcheon) storyline is boiled down to "a powerful older man who fires his subordinate for being distractingly hot".

That's not forgetting Andrew Lincoln (or "Rick from The Walking Dead") "trying to bang his best friend's wife »


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How did Frozen become a phenomenon? Channel 4 explores the Disney smash

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Even if you haven't seen Frozen, there is no way you can't have heard about it.

The Disney animation was released at the end of 2013, but its impact has lasted through the whole of this year and plans for spinoffs, musicals, and sequels are already underway to cash in on the cultural phenomenon.

Frozen has grossed over $1 billion and is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, winning the Best Animated Feature accolade at the Oscars.

A new Channel 4 documentary - Frozen at Christmas - will explore how this movie moved beyond being "just another" Disney princess tale and captured the imaginations of millions.

The film will also explore fan obsessions with the movie and the effect that it has had on their lives.

Channel 4's press release about the documentary reads:

"This one-off special for Channel 4 tells the whole story behind the film and its fans, »


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Les Misérables star Aaron Tveit: 'I'd love to be in the Wicked movie'

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Broadway actor Aaron Tveit has said that he would love to star in a future Wicked movie.

The Les Misérables actor played the character of Fiyero on Broadway in 2008, and told Digital Spy that he thinks the musical will translate well as a movie.

"That's such a fantastic story, and they do a really good job at creating that world on stage," he said. "That would be a fantastic movie.

"Oz the Great and Powerful created such a beautiful, colourful, vibrant world, and I think Wicked could do the same thing. The Wicked book is actually much darker, so they could also go underneath and show that in the film."

When asked if he would like to be involved in the project, he said: "I would definitely be open to that. It's a show and a part that I love, but I've heard nothing about it! It would definitely be something I'd be interested in, »


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Watch Stan Lee make a cameo in Big Hero 6 post-credits scene

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A clip of Stan Lee's cameo in Big Hero 6 has debuted online.

A post-credits scene in the Disney movie features an animated version of Lee, who has made previous cameo appearances in other Marvel-related projects.

Big Hero 6 was created for Marvel Comics by Steven T Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in 1998, and centres on the union of a unique superhero team.

Teenage robotics expert Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and his robot Baymax (Scott Adsit) team up in the film version to solve a mystery in San Fransokyo.

The film is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt).

Big Hero 6 opens in UK cinemas on January 30, 2015. »


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blinkbox launches 'watch offline' feature on iPad and Android tablets

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blinkbox has launched a new feature allowing users to download content and watch offline on iPads and Android tablets.

Customers can now download films and television programmes to up to five devices, with rentals available for download to one device.

blinkbox co-founder and CEO Adrian Letts said: "The ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features and will transform the way many customers use blinkbox - whether that's by allowing more freedom to watch what they want in the home - or taking their entertainment on the move.

"I am pleased that we have been able to introduce download to tablet in time for the Christmas holidays so those who want to sneak off to bed, the pub or even another country can download a movie or their latest box set obsession and take it with them to enjoy without a connection."

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blinkbox launches 'watch offline' to iPad and Android tablets

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blinkbox has launched a new feature allowing users to download content and watch offline.

Customers can now download films and television programmes to up to five devices, with rentals available for download to one device.

blinkbox co-founder and CEO Adrian Letts said: "The ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features and will transform the way many customers use blinkbox - whether that's by allowing more freedom to watch what they want in the home - or taking their entertainment on the move.

"I am pleased that we have been able to introduce download to tablet in time for the Christmas holidays so those who want to sneak off to bed, the pub or even another country can download a movie or their latest box set obsession and take it with them to enjoy without a connection."

The video-on-demand service has also signed a »


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Lebanese singer and actress Sabah dies, aged 87

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Lebanese icon Sabah has died at the age of 87.

The singer and actress was one of the Arab world's most well-known entertainers, first rising to fame in the 1950s in a run of Egyptian films.

Sabah - real name Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali - released over 50 albums and appeared in 98 films during her six-decade-long career.

She passed away at her Beirut home from an unspecified illness, Lebanon's National News Agency stated.

During her career, Sabah became the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theatre in London and the Sydney Opera House.

Her biggest films include Soft Hands (1964), Ataba Square (1959) and The Second Man (1960).

She continued to perform into her 80s, and married nine times, including to Egyptian actor Roshdi Abaza and Lebanese author-director Wassim Tabbara.

She is survived by her two children, Dr Sabah Shammas and actress Howayda Mansy. »


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Angelina Jolie attends Unbroken premiere with Chelsea Pensioners

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Angelina Jolie was joined by a fleet of Armed Forces members and Chelsea Pensioners as she attended the premiere of Unbroken in London last night (November 26).

The actress, director and Un Goodwill Ambassador looked regal in an elegant cream Ralph & Russo dress as she graced the red carpet with two former members of the British Army - James Walter Fellows and Cecil Baker, who have since retired at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The star also greeted and chatted to various military personnel and servicemen at the screening in the capital.

The film's lead Jack O'Connell joined Jolie, and was pictured laughing with members of the Navy, Marines and Air Force.

Co-star Miyavi Ishihara - who made his international acting debut in the movie - was also in attendance.

The dramatic biopic stars former Skins actor O'Connell as Olympian and war hero Louis 'Louie' Zamperini, who survives a near-fatal plane crash »


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Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle in first The World Made Straight trailer

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The World Made Straight has released its first trailer.

Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle and Haley Joel Osment star in director David Burris's Ron Rash adaptation.

It centres around a young man (Irvine) who takes refuge from his abusive father with a neighbour (Wyle).

But he begins to realise that his new protector has a dark past closely linked to his own.

Minka Kelly and Adelaide Clemens also feature in the movie.

Another Rash adaptation - Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's Serena - is out now in UK cinemas and will be released next year in the Us.

The World Made Straight will arrive in Us cinemas and on VOD on January 9. A UK cinematic release date is yet to be announced. »


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