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Reese Witherspoon Delivers Special Legally Blonde Message For Ailing Child

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As the sassy, smart and unrepentantly girly Elle Woods, Reese Witherspoon was role model for many young women when Legally Blonde hit in 2001. But this law student with the can-do attitude, tiny dog sidekick and love of all things pink has also proved an inspiration for a little boy named Will, who's currently battling cancer. His mother Julie writes of 4-year-old Will, "Legally Blonde is on the hospital TV and Will has been watching it, like four times a day. When he feels good enough to want something, he wants Legos and 'The Pink Girl.' He finds comfort in it and loves the Pink Lady. So, if anyone knows Reese Witherspoon, and she would be willing to take a picture of herself holding a note that says 'TeamWill,' or any other shout out that she can dream up, she would give a little four year old boy fighting »

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Watch Chucky From Child's Play Attack Strangers For A Prank Show

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As if dimly-lit bus stops weren't creepy enough at night, here comes a prank meant to promote Curse of Chucky. Watch as strangers shiver when the bus stop's lights shutter, then run in abject terror as the ad for this straight-to-dvd release bursts to life. Or more aptly--a knife-wielding Chucky bursts through the ad to chase them through the streets! Men, women, children and dogs all flee the threat of Chucky! Special props to the dudes who chucked a backpack in their own defense, and to the little girl who knew something spooky was up. Tipped on Facebook, this insane stunt came courtesy of the Brazilian variety show Programa Silvio Santos. And it's a pretty outstanding way to draw attention to the return of Chucky. This publicity stunt is also one in keeping with the show's disturbing brand of humor that plays on freaking people out in everyday situations. Check »

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How Guardians Of The Galaxy Taught A Kid With Autism To Be A Superhero

29 August 2014 2:03 PM, PDT

This afternoon, James Gunn shared a very special post with all of his Facebook and Twitter followers. While on the surface it's another Guardians Of The Galaxy story that everyone is going to share. But there's a lot underneath the surface of this very simple, very human story. Grab some tissues. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by James Gunn. In this story, a moviegoer talks about how their autistic younger brother identified with Drax The Destroyer. As part of his condition, he cannot comprehend metaphors; much like Drax's literal mindedness in Guardians Of The Galaxy. The fact that he shares this with Drax made him realize, as the fan relates to us in their »

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Could A Massive Marvel-Disney Animation Adventure Follow Big Hero 6?

29 August 2014 1:42 PM, PDT

Though Marvel and Disney have formed a lucrative partnership, the former has been dominating the superhero genre thanks to movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Disney.s animation arm is trying to close the gap a tad with the release of the heroic Big Hero 6 this November. Does that mean that a full-blow team up of Marvel and Disney.s animators could be coming down the chute? Not necessarily. John Lasseter, the Pixar head who helped right the ship at Disney Animation, was presenting to media on behalf of Big Hero 6, and was asked by Vulture if the studios have had conversations about joining their forces. Big Hero 6 is an adaptation of a less-than-popular Marvel title, but it has a distinct Disney flair to it, aiming it squarely as kids. But Lasseter, despite the potential of such a pairing, tossed cold »

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Here's What Bryan Singer's Dropped Molestation Charges Might Mean For X-Men

29 August 2014 12:19 PM, PDT

Right around the time his massive mutant sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past was due to reach theaters, director Bryan Singer was slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit. The timing of the suit raised questions, and some of those still linger, even as the legal system granted a request to dismiss the case against Singer earlier this week. U.S. district judge Susan Oki Mollway granted a motion filed by Bryan Singer.s accuser, Michael Egan, for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday, according to The Wrap. This was the latest step in a series of setbacks for Egan, who lost his attorney in May and also dropped similar suits against former entertainment executives. However, The Wrap notes that Egan.s suit was dismissed "without prejudice," meaning that he has the freedom to refile against Singer at a later date if he so chooses . an »

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James Gunn Answers Vin Diesel's Bizarre Groot Challenge

29 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT

As the Als Ice Bucket Challenge is starting to reach peak saturation on the internet, we need to remember that the philanthropy (and the challenges) shouldn't stop there. Recent challenger Vin Diesel saw that opportunity to keep the goodwill-towards-humanity train rolling and created The Groot Challenge, which challenges people to plant a tree in honor of his latest role in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Today, we're glad to report that the first person he called out has responded and accepted The Groot Challenge. As you'll see in the video above, James Gunn has not only taken The Groot Challenge, he's also daring all of us Guardians Of The Galaxy fans to follow his lead and take part in beautifying our own little corner of the world. Better still, if 50 people follow through with this challenge and tweet/Instagram their photos to Gunn's personal profiles with the hashtag #PlantATreeForGroot, he'll personally »

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MacGruber 2 Has An Outline, Might Actually Happen

29 August 2014 10:43 AM, PDT

While MacGruber wasn't a hit at the box office or with critics, the action-comedy's reputation has grown in the years since its release. But could fan fervor lead to MacGruber 2? It's would-be star Will Forte weighs in. While promoting his upcoming release Life of Crime, Will Forte offered an update on the development of MacGruber 2. Speaking to Collider, he said: "I.m very proud of that movie. (Director) Jorma [Taccone] just sent an outline for MacGruber 2. We had worked together on something and I had fleshed out the first act of MacGruber 2. He took that and went nuts on the rest of it. I.m very excited because I feel like at some point, if somebody will let us do it, then we.ll do it. But it.s out of our hands. But we.re writing it for sure." To be perfectly frank, the first MacGruber was a movie »

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Jesse Eisenberg Dances Around Batman V Superman Questions, Tries To Describe Lex Luthor

29 August 2014 9:17 AM, PDT

There are a few different ways that an actor can approach the media when he or she is part of a massive superhero movie franchise. They can be open, honest and upfront with journalists. (See: Hugh Jackman.) They can tactfully decline to answer pointed questions, out of concern for revealing spoilers. (See: Most of the well-coached Marvel alums.) Or they can gracefully dance around questions with wordy but completely empty answers, as Jesse Eisenberg brilliantly manages below. The actor is being interviewed by Total Film (via ComicBookMovie) about his role in the movie Night Moves, but the journalist shot out a few questions about Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where he will play the megalomaniacal villain Lex Luthor. So, did Jesse Eisenberg hit up the local comic shop and grab hundreds of old Superman books to prep for his part? Sort of. He says he watched »

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Wesley Snipes Believes Blade 4 Is A Go

29 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT

At the peak of his career, Wesley Snipes delivered a gift unto the cinematic world that would be his crowning achievement. That gift was the double tap we call Blade and Blade II, which not only gave Snipes a career-defining role that he would cash in on with two sequels, but also kept comic movies alive after Batman And Robin tried its best to kill them. Unfortunately, between Wesley Snipes' tax problems and the horror that was Blade: Trinity, the series gave way to a crappy Spike TV series and eventually died. Now that comic movies are cool, and vampires are starting to get their bite back, it looks like it's time to welcome back the Daywalker. At least, that's what the NY Daily News seems to believe, as it's obtained the following scoop exclusive to its Confidenti@l column: Confidenti@l has learned Wesley Snipes is set to »

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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Sin City 2, If I Stay, And As Above So Below

29 August 2014 4:42 AM, PDT

With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases. Looking to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, If I Stay and As Above So Below for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of killer crime dramas, tender tearjerkers, and horror stories about the dangers of curiosity. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reteam to bring to life a new crop of neo-noir tales that traffic in sex, murder, and mayhem. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eva Green co-star. Read our review here. For more inventive takes on the crime-drama genre, check out this trio that boasts a murderous drifter, a landmark femme fatale, and an iconic »

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Watch Pixar's Singing Volcano In First Look At Their New Short

28 August 2014 9:20 PM, PDT

Back in June, I had the pleasure of attending a special Pixar presentation in Los Angeles largely geared towards giving members of the press an early look at the upcoming feature film Inside Out... but that wasn't the only title on display that day. We were also the first audience outside of the animation company to watch Lava, the studio's newest short. Sadly, it will still be a long time before the project will be arriving in theaters, but the good news is that today we have a very special first look. The clip does a pretty great job setting up the basic premise of what to expect from Lava. Written and directed by James Ford Murphy, Pixar's head of animation, the short is basically a music video that tells the story of a Hawaiian volcano named Uku and his desire to find someone else to share his life with. »

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Ridley Scott Casts White Men To Play Egyptians, Explains His Choices

28 August 2014 8:42 PM, PDT

Despite the fact that Ridley Scott's new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings in largely set in ancient Egypt, you'll notice that the cast of lead actors is basically completely dominated by white dudes. Bringing the titular biblical story to life will be the likes of Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Over the past few months, the movie has been dealing with a bit of controversy due to this aspect - some moviegoers claiming "whitewashing" - and as a result representatives for the movie, like Edgerton, have had to explain why the casting was handled the way it was. Now the film's director is finally weighing in with his point of view on the matter, and one of the ways he's doing so is by pointing at some interesting information about the real-life demographics of the story's setting. Ridley Scott's comments come to us from Yahoo! »

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Actor Rumored As Flash Actually Playing A Classic Superman Character?

28 August 2014 8:15 PM, PDT

A couple of weeks ago we speculated who Scoot McNairy would be playing in his mystery role in the Zack Snyder film Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. With green socks spotted on his person in a candid photo from the set, a lot of possibilities cropped up that dealt with robotic or prosthetic legs. It was even widely rumored that McNairy would be playing The Flash and that the socks were so the animators could give him extremely fast feet. According to a gigantic rumor we found online, we were way off. Newcomers The Devil's Eyes spoke with an unnamed extra who ventured to give them a supposed scoop on who Scoot McNairy is playing in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Take the following statement with a grain of salt. Warning! Possible spoilers follow. Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen, but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was »

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Hero Blend #31: Looking Back At A Summer In The Marvel Multiverse

28 August 2014 6:47 PM, PDT

The summer of 2014 has been a fascinating season for the comic book genre as a whole, but it.s even more interesting when you notice that in the past few months we.ve seen three very distinct looks into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. More than just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which brought us James Gunn.s Guardians of the Galaxy, this broader spectrum also includes the likes of both the X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man, which all come off the pages of Marvel Comics and just happen to be divided on the big screen by different studios holding the rights to separate and distinct groups of characters. To say that it.s been a bit of a mixed bag would be a slight understatement, as it.s been a season of both disappointments and surprises. Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the Andrew Garfield-led reboot »

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Marvel Getting Extremely Close To Signing Joaquin Phoenix As Doctor Strange

28 August 2014 6:46 PM, PDT

Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange has had a lot of names rumored to be in contention for the titular role. In fact, it ranks up there with most rumored names for any comic hero in recent memory. We've seen everyone from Jon Hamm to Jack Huston suggested for the role, with Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and even Daniel Radcliffe being whispered in lower tones as contenders in between. Out of all the names rumored in contention for the role, though, it looks like it all comes down to the most interesting name mentioned in the pack: Joaquin Phoenix. At least that's what Collider is running with, as they are claiming exclusive knowledge that after almost a month of radio silence, Phoenix is in "final negotiations" to play the gifted neurosurgeon turned practitioner of the magical arts known as Doctor Strange. According to sources, the reasoning for the delay »

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Is Marvel Studios Delaying Captain Marvel's Big Screen Debut?

28 August 2014 6:12 PM, PDT

Spoiler Warning! The following article possibly includes information about Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron that you may not want to know before you actually get a chance to see the movie. If you don't wish to know any details about the film before you actually get to see the movie for yourself, I would recommend clicking on another one of our site's many, many stories! There is a very good chance that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to get much, much bigger over the next few years. There are 10 Marvel Studios films announced to come out between now and May 2019, and Studios President Kevin Feige has talked about creating a solid balance between their sequels and original character movies. We can likely expect this expansion to begin with Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We already know that the movie is going to feature »

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How George R.R. Martin May Have Impacted One Of Star Wars' Best Characters

28 August 2014 4:51 PM, PDT

The original trilogy of Star Wars films feature some of the most iconic extra terrestrial designs ever brought to the medium, but perhaps the most iconic among them is the character known as Chewbacca. Brought to life by 7'3" British actor Peter Mayhew, the Wookie's furry appearance and trademark growl is a part of Hollywood history, and his legacy will only further continue thanks to the upcoming new trilogy being kicked off with Star Wars: Episode VII next year. Fans may think that they know absolutely everything about Chewie at this point, but the reality is that an interesting tidbit about his ancestry has only recently been unearthed: did you know that Chewbacca's famous look may have been directly inspired by one of the earliest works by author George R.R. Martin? SlashFilm has put together an interesting piece about the origins of the famous Wookie's look, and within - »

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San Diego Comic-Con May Start Looking For A New Home Soon

28 August 2014 3:58 PM, PDT

While there is certainly a great deal of history between Comic-Con and the city of San Diego, it's not exactly hard to see the problems in the relationship - and I can say that having been to the last five San Diego Comic-Cons. While the San Diego Convention Center has expanded over the years in order to try and contain the annual event's ever-growing capacity, the truth is that the place becomes a disturbingly-packed madhouse every year for a couple days. Attendees have spent years wondering just how long it would be until Comic-Con picked up its roots and settled in an city more suited for its size. That day may be coming soon. The deal between the annual expo and the Southern California city took an interesting turn this week, as the San Diego City Council has revealed that they will not be appealing a court decision that looks »

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Jon Stewart Goes Dramatic With First Trailer For His Directorial Debut, Rosewater

28 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT

Jon Stewart started in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, but over the years he has really become much more than that. As the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, he has long had a platform for not only up-to-the-minute biting social satire, but also for being the one who watches the watchers - becoming a trusted name in news broadcasting and one of the strongest critics of the endless 24-hour news cycle. Stewart has already accomplished an incredible amount during his career, but this year he is ready to add one more credit to his resume: director. Above, thanks to Apple, you'll find the first trailer for Rosewater, a film based on the book by and true story of journalist Maziar Bahari, which has been adapted for the big screen by Stewart as his directorial debut. In the movie, Gael García Bernal plays Bahari, who »

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Why Isn't Jennifer Lawrence's Next Film Opening Up In The United States?

28 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT

Fresh off their turns in the Oscar-nominated American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will reteam for the period drama Serena, which shared a new photo of Lawrence in character. When will you be able to see the film? Well, that.s a whole .nother issue entirely. Susanne Bier directs Serena, the story of a New England couple who move to North Carolina to launch a timber industry in 1929. Don.t expect smooth sailing, however. As the plot synopsis lays out: Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man.s life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his »

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