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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Ticket Presales Are Even Bigger Than Expected

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Anyone who has paid even a modicum of attention already knew that Marvel.s Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be a huge blockbuster. But as it turns out, it may be even bigger than anyone thought, as advanced ticket sales are freakishly massive. Like Hulk-sized. Entertainment Weekly reports that, still a few days away from the domestic release, presale ticket numbers are already more than four times those of the first film back in 2012. Considering how successful that movie was, these numbers are staggering. They.re also more than five times what Iron Man 3 did pre-release. According to the report, in the most recent 24-hour period, Age of Ultron accounted for 84% of all movie ticket sales. This may be surprising, but to be honest, seeing this movie over perform isn.t actually a total shock. While Age of Ultron doesn.t open in the U.S. until »

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Aubrey Plaza Joins Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, Cast Sounds Incredible

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The title may be a mouthful, but the upcoming comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is putting together one hell of a cast full of talented young actors. Now they.ve added one more, as Aubrey Plaza has joined the festivities. Variety reports that the Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, and The To Do List star has signed up to appear alongside Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, and Adam Devine in the brewing comedy. You can currently check out Plaza in Ned Rifle, the third film in Hal Hartley.s quirky, long-gestating trilogy that began with Henry Fool in 1997 and continued with Fay Grim in 2006. In Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Efron and Devine play two immature, hard-partying brothers. When they become desperate to find dates for a wedding, they place an online personal add hoping to score a couple, only they meet their match in a pair »

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Good Times Movie Takes A Big Step Forward At Sony

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The momentum continues to build for the Good Times movie. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is set to write the screenplay for the first feature film based on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom, so no doubt it will be dy-no-mite! According to Deadline, screenwriter Kenya Barris has been tapped by Sony to write the screenplay for the upcoming Good Times feature film. Barris, who has previously tackled the life of an upscale African-American family in the ABC sitcom Black-ish, will now tackle the other end of the spectrum, in the film version of the '70s based sitcom. This is indeed a giant leap forward for the project, just set up by Sony last year. Barris reportedly set up a meeting last week to pitch what may have been the winning screenplay for the upcoming film. The Norman Lear developed Good Times, which was co-created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, was »

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Why American Sniper Was A Huge Hit, According To Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood earned himself a victory lap. His latest film, American Sniper, ended up being his most successful film to date (financially speaking). It even wiped our memories clear of the woebegone Jersey Boys, which came out during the same calendar year! We have written many a column talking about how Eastwood.s Chris Kyle biopic performed at the box office, but haven.t dedicated too much space to the why of the equation. Luckily, Eastwood has some thoughts. During an interview with the L.A. Times at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Clint Eastwood spoke about the surprise hit he notched in American Sniper at the end of last year. When asked why he thought this, of all movies, ended up being his highest-grossing film, the legendary actor-director reflected: There.s been a lot of news in this last year about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everybody has »

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Star Wars Fans Launch An X-Wing Fighter Into Space With A Message For J.J. Abrams

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New Star Wars maestro J.J. Abrams most certainly gets inundated with requests from fans. However, a duo of amateur astronomy enthusiasts decided to make their own special request float above the pack by launching an X-Wing fighter into actual space! Well.an X-Wing fighter model, anyway. The team, calling themselves Project Helium Tears operating out of Essex in the U.K. would pair their proclivity for launching camera-attached weather balloons into orbit with a passion for Star Wars in a stratospheric strategy to garner the attention of J.J. Abrams. Making their intentions clear by way of familiar fanfare and opening crawl, they are hoping this plan will incite the franchise overlord to send them tickets to the VIP premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which would presumably be slightly before the film.s wide release date of December 18. One would think that you.d need a special »

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Watch Stan Lee Teach Kevin Smith, Tara Reid And Others How To Deliver The Perfect Cameo

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No one pulls off a cameo appearance quite like Stan Lee. "The Man" has appeared in nearly all of the movies based on Marvel titles. (X-Men: Days of Future Past was a rare exception, as his schedule prohibited him from visiting the set.) With one of his famous pop-ins coming in this weekend.s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it.s high time that Lee pass along his knowledge and technique to the next generation of great cameo actors.  The Marvel Comics legend partnered with Audi to create a hilarious video titled "Stan Lee Cameo School." Directed by Kevin Smith, it features Lee educating the likes of Michael Rooker, Tara Reid, Jason Mewes, and Smith in the exquisite art of cameo acting. Make no mistake, "cameo acting" is not the same thing as "acting acting." "Acting acting" involves bold gestures, physical stances, and dressing up like a superhero, whereas "cameo acting »


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Coca-Cola's Disastrous New Coke Is Getting A Movie From The Writers Of Deadpool

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Deadpool writers have already lined up their next project. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the genius scribes behind the highly anticipated Deadpool, have recently signed up to write a movie about the disastrous story of New Coke. According to Deadline, writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are moving from the X-Men spin-off movie Deadpool to the upcoming movie based on the story of Coca-Cola.s New Coke flop. They also will put their own money behind the film. The movie, which will be based on Thomas Oliver's book The Real Coke, The Real Story, will reportedly be a period piece set during the .80s and explore the perceived threat that No. 2 rival Pepsi presented after a successful marketing campaign called the "Pepsi Challenge," particularly Coca-Cola.s reaction. Thomas Oliver is the business reporter from the Atlanta Journal Constitution who covered the introduction of New Coke into the market and »

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Fantastic Four Writer Explains Why They Hid Their Footage From Fans

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Since director Josh Trank and his cast of rising, young talent finished principal photography on the Fantastic Four reboot, we haven't seen much beyond two trailers. Fans have already overanalyzed this move as a sign of a poor final product. It's not their fault. They've been burned before... twice! But Simon Kinberg, who produced and worked on the screenplay for the film, assures us that there's a better reason why the team has been keeping its secrets close to the vest. During an interview with HitFix, Kinberg explained that he, Trank and Fox want to showcase the best possible product, which explains the lack of footage at last year.s Comic-Con and the delayed teaser trailer release.  We really just don't want to show anything until it's ready, until it looks great, and they show the real intention of the shot or the movie. Then we'll »


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Lord Of The Rings Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies Of A Heart Attack

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Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematography behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a longtime collaborator of director Peter Jackson, died Monday. A native of Sydney, Australia, Lesnie was said to have died from a heart attack. He was 59.  A spokesman for the Australian Cinematographers Society, which inducted Lesnie into their Hall of Fame back in 2002, released a brief statement saying they’ve been "advised of the sudden death of Andrew." Lesnie’s family is said to make a statement, potentially later today. Hollywood is devastated by the news. According to News.com.au, members of Weta, Jackson’s special effects company, are said to be in mourning, while some of Lesnie’s co-workers have responded on Twitter. Russell Crowe, who worked with Lesnie on his directorial debut, The Water Diviner, called Lesnie "the master of the light," while Fantastic Four »

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Could The Walking Dead Get A Movie? Here's What Andrew Lincoln Says

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The Walking Dead is certainly one of the more popular shows currently showing on cable, having built a huge fanbase since its debut on AMC back in 2010. But could that success be transferred to the big screen? If it were up to series star Andrew Lincoln, he would jump at the opportunity in a heartbeat. Inquirer recently had the chance to sit down with the actor - who plays group leader and former sheriff Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead - and it was during this chat that Lincoln discussed how enthusiastic he would be to see the acclaimed zombie show get a movie to add to the continuity. Discussing the recent deal that Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman made with Universal Pictures, the interviewer pitched the actor on the idea of the series getting a feature, and Lincoln responded, That would be amazing. It.s something we.ve been »

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The Disgusting Reason A Movie Theater Had To Renovate After Showing Snow White

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One of the highlights of this year's Tribeca Film Festival ended up being Brad Bird.s conversation with host Janeane Garofalo. While other participants in panels and talks struggled to either open up, be engaging or speak clearly, Garofalo and Bird.s camaraderie was obvious from the get go, which was probably down to the fact that Bird had directed her in Ratatouille. And while Bird spoke eloquently about his past and future works as a director, there was one revelatory slice of cinema history that he uttered which really stole the show -- and it involves both pee and the Disney animated classic, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. During the Q-and-a session that followed the foray into his work, Brad Bird was asked about his thoughts on the fact that Walt Disney wasn.t afraid to scare children, and how that has influenced his own career. And while »

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Rush Hour And Face Off Come Together In Ridiculous Spoof Starring P. Diddy

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Have you ever imagined a mishmash of Rush Hour and Face/Off that is held together by the cinematic glue that is P. Diddy? I.m going to guess no. But that hasn.t stopped the good people over at Funny Or Die from creating a film that combines that devilish trifecta. And it makes for one of the most confusing fake trailers of all time. P. Diddy and Byung-Hun Lee are right: why exactly do they need to change faces? Ah, well . even though it.s preposterous, contrived and doesn.t make a jot of sense, I for one would still pay good money to see Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2, but only if it was more of the latter than the former. The filmmakers behind this Funny Or Die video do an good job with this, and it.s enjoyable that it can be seen as riffing on »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Has Found A New Shredder

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The Shredder has been the main adversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for decades, and it was no different in their 2014 film. Although William Fichtner.s Eric Sacks was originally reported to be the film.s Shredder, viewers soon discovered that it was another individual who held the identity. Tohoru Masamune played the villain in the reboot, but when the Turtles and their supporting cast return in 2016.s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, a new actor will be wearing the gigantic metal samurai armor. Variety is reporting that actor Brian Tee will succeed Masamune as Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Tee will appear alongside the film.s returning cast and new actors like Stephen Amell (who is playing Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (who is playing Baxter Stockman). It.s unclear whether Tee.s Shredder will be the primary villain in the sequel or more of a »

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Independence Day 2 Adds It Follows Star As The Female Lead, Get The Details

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Thanks to her performances in the acclaimed horror films The Guest and It Follows, Maika Monroe has found herself on Hollywood's radar in a big way... so it was only a matter of time before a big upcoming blockbuster recruited her. Lo and behold, we now have the official news that the up-and-coming actress has landed the lead female role in Roland Emmerich's upcoming Independence Day 2. The official announcement was actually made by Emmerich himself, who is currently in pre-production on the movie and Tweeted out this special message this afternoon: I have another addition to announce. The beautiful & talented Maika Monroe is officially signed on 2 the Independence Day Sequel!. Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) April 27, 2015 Obviously that post isn't exactly filled with details, but The Hollywood Reporter has done some digging and pulled out some info about the role that Maika Monroe will be playing in Independence Day 2. »

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Vanilla Ice Reminds Us Adam Sandler's Western Isn't Supposed To Be Dances With Wolves

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The recent furor over Adam Sandler.s The Ridiculous 6, which resulted in a group of Native American quitting his movie, is obviously a sensitive issue. But there.s no need to worry anymore, because Vanilla Ice has joined the debate, and insisted that the film isn.t meant to be taken seriously - before then pulling poor old Kevin Costner into this entire fiasco. TMZ recently stopped Vanilla Ice, who is one of Adam Sandler.s co-stars in the western, and questioned him about the recent issues with the comedy.s production that have already threatened to eclipse the film. Ice was asked if the Native Americans that left production appreciated the "subtlety of humor" in Sandler.s script, to which he responded: I mean, I don.t know . it.s a comedy. I don.t think anybody had any ill feelings or intent or anything. This movie isn »

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See Young Cyclops, Jean Grey, Jubilee And More In X-Men: Apocalypse Set Photos

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Earlier today, 20th Century Fox unveiled the first official look at Kodi Smit-McPhee has the new version of Nightcrawler, but now he has been joined in the light by a few of the other new castmembers in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. This is because some new set photos from the film have leaked online, giving us our debut peek at Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Lana Condor as Jubilee (as well as extra angles on the new Nightcrawler). Check them out below! Okay my mom is a total Boss! #Xmen #XMenApocalypse #MovieSet #Youngcast #Montreal #SophieTurner #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/5zg9fMQuC2. Francesca (@FrancescaY) April 27, 2015 These two images were posted online by Twitter user @FrancescaY, who evidently lives in the area where X-Men: Apocalypse is currently shooting (and as you may be able to tell from her caption, it seems that her mom was the »

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Unfriended 2 Is Happening, Who Knows What Social Media Horrors Await

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Unfriended is exactly the kind of film studios love. It.s a movie that was produced for practically nothing and made millions at the box office. After debuting in U.S. theaters on April 17, the film has earned more than $25 million. So it shouldn.t come as a major shocker that Universal has green lit Unfriended 2.  According to Bloody Disgusting, the sequel to Unfriended, which is being hailed by critics as the most creative horror film of the year, is officially in the works. Nelson Greaves, who wrote the script for the first film, is already drafting the treatment for Unfriended 2.  Unfriended was produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Leo Gabriadze. Taking place entirely on a MacBook screen, the film follows six high school friends who receive a Skype message from their deceased classmate, Laura Barns. A year earlier, a video was anonymously posted online, showing her drunk and »

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Will The Joker Actually Have Tattoos In Suicide Squad?

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When Jared Leto's look as The Joker in Suicide Squad was revealed last week, there was one element in particular that caused a bit of backlash: the tattoos. While the green hair and pale skin is on point, many have been negatively vocal about the ink that the character is sporting, from the design on his stomach to the word "damaged" on his forehead. As it turns out, however, the more critical fans may have nothing to worry about, as there is now some suggestion floating around that the tattoos won't actually be part of The Joker's new design. There hasn't been any official word on this matter, but some sources have been suggesting that the body art featured in the first image of Jared Leto's Joker was simply there to celebrate the character's 75th anniversary. The suggestion first popped up from Indie Revolver, which posted on Twitter »

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Movie Theaters Could Start Serving Cheetos Popcorn, Would Probably Make A Fortune

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Visiting the concession stand at your local multiplex can be depressing. Not only is everything shockingly overpriced, but the choices are pretty ghastly too. From the stale nachos, with the glutinous blob of what we all only hope was, in a previous life, cheese, to vigorous hot dogs and small helpings of pre-packaged candy, there’s not much to choose from. Even eating popcorn has become tiresome. But all of that is set to change thanks to a bespectacled cheetah who is basically an anthropomorphised version of The Fonz.  That’s right, Chester Cheetah and the Cheetos gang are bringing out their very own flavor of popcorn to reinvigorate the taste buds of America. And they look grrreaaat. Oh, wait – that’s Frosties’ Tony the Tiger’s line. Either way, I’m sure he’d agree that his fellow member of »

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A Free Copy Of Selma Is Being Shipped To Every High School In America

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If you.re running a high school in the U.S., you may want to hold off on that petty-cash purchase of the film Selma. It seems that task has been taken care of without solicitation, courtesy of Paramount. The company announced that they will send a DVD copy of the film to every public and private high school in the country. Yes, it seems that, per Paramount.s official announcement, Selma, which hits store shelves on DVD/Blu-ray on May 5, will also be coming to a strapped Av department class cart near you in the immediate future. Directed by Ava DuVernay, Selma was a biographically inspired film focusing on the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) at the height of the Civil Rights Movement as plans for a march on Selma, Alabama continued to be bombarded with recalcitrance from racist elements, reaping deadly consequences. It.s a »

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