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Shawshank Redemption's Prison Has Been Renovated For Tourism

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The Shawkshank Redemption was a disappointment at the box office in 1995, pulling in just $3 million more than its budget. But as years passed, it became a movie beloved by many, possibly in part to its high re-run count on cable television. Whatever the reason, the public became entranced by the tragedy of innocent convict Andy Dufresne. And now, fans of this seven-time Oscar nominee can plan a pilgrimage to its key location. The Pittsburgh Gazette reports that the Ohio State Reformatory that served as the main location for The Shawkshank Redemption's prison is now being opened for tours. Book your ticket to Mansfield, Ohio, to enjoy a closer look at the incredible building that played home to the Frank Darabont drama. The reformatory is a high point in a 13-stop Shawshank Redemption bus tour that includes visits to filming locations like the Bissman building where Brooks hung himself (Red decided »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Game Of Thrones' Best Swordsman

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Playing the charismatic, expert swordsman Syrio Forel on the HBO series Game of Thrones, actor Miltos Yerolemou showed that he is pretty skilled performing with a blade. Now you can prepare for a ton of suggestion that he'll be trading his broadsword for a lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VII. If the BBC can be believed, then Yerolemou has become the latest actor to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is currently back in production. As I'm sure many of you could have predicted, there aren't currently any details available about the character he will play - and LucasFilm declined to comment regarding whether or not the story is true. The movie recently rebooted it's production following a two week hiatus as a result of Harrison Ford's on-set foot injury, but it now seems like things are back in full swing at Pinewood Studios, »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Games Of Thrones' Best Swordsman

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Playing the charismatic, expert swordsman Syrio Forel on the HBO series Game of Thrones, actor Miltos Yerolemou showed that he is pretty skilled performing with a blade. Now you can prepare for a ton of suggestion that he'll be trading his broadsword for a lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VII. If the BBC can be believed, then Yerolemou has become the latest actor to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is currently back in production. As I'm sure many of you could have predicted, there aren't currently any details available about the character he will play - and LucasFilm declined to comment regarding whether or not the story is true. The movie recently rebooted it's production following a two week hiatus as a result of Harrison Ford's on-set foot injury, but it now seems like things are back in full swing at Pinewood Studios, »

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Star Wars: Episoide VII Adds Games Of Thrones' Best Swordsman

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Playing the charismatic, expert swordsman Syrio Forel on the HBO series Game of Thrones, actor Miltos Yerolemou showed that he is pretty skilled performing with a blade. Now you can prepare for a ton of suggestion that he'll be trading his broadsword for a lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VII. If the BBC can be believed, then Yerolemou has become the latest actor to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is currently back in production. As I'm sure many of you could have predicted, there aren't currently any details available about the character he will play - and LucasFilm declined to comment regarding whether or not the story is true. The movie recently rebooted it's production following a two week hiatus as a result of Harrison Ford's on-set foot injury, but it now seems like things are back in full swing at Pinewood Studios, »

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Magic Mike Xxl Shares First Shot Of Production

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Magic Mike became a big hit and a cultural phenomenon when it was released back in 2012. As a result, it's achieved a rare thing for an indie flick: a sequel. Here comes Magic Mike Xxl, which a secretive source reveals is officially in production. Via Twitter: It's On! pic.twitter.com/zczZdpqzdt. Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) August 31, 2014 From this picture of the slate, we can glean a few clues about Magic Mike Xxl. For one thing, there will be scenes set in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. That.s a shift north from the first film, as Magic Mike was shot on location in Tampa, Florida. The aerial shots of the location will likely be shot from the helicopter in the background. But most intriguing is the second unit shoot's camera operator, Peter Andrews. What makes Peter Andrews so interesting? Well, he's the owner of the Twitter handle @Bitchuation (which may be is »

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Matt Damon's Elysium Exoskeleton Comes To Life Thanks To A Fan

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While most people who consider themselves a fan of a movie typically celebrate that fanhood with the occasional reference or rewatch, there are others who just feel compelled to try and bring the fictional reality to life. Take, for example, this guy, who was inspired to build Matt Damon's exoskeleton suit from Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action film Elysium: Ee've seen the world of comic books inspire geeks to create things like Spider-Man web shooters, Iron Man laser gauntlets, and retractable Wolverine claws, but this is obviously a bit different. Long story short: he saw Matt Damon's exoskeleton in Elysium and said to himself, "I can make that." The video above comes from YouTube user The Hacksmith, who has a channel completely packed with videos like the one seen above, featuring the host building all kinds of crazy cool gadgets and devices. While most of the »

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Michael Bay Bringing Cosmic Motors To The Big Screen

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Michael Bay is certainly no stranger to making movies based around shiny vehicles - that was basically the impetuous behind all four Transformer titles. And while the director has said that he won't be back for the inevitable Transformers 5, that doesn't mean he's done playing around with flashy cars. Enter Cosmic Motors, a new film based on an adaptation of a concept art book that Bay is now producing and shepherding to the big screen. Cosmic Motors was written by Daniel Simon and first published back in 2007, but is only now on the fast track to become a movie, thanks to a partnership between Michael Bay and Warner Bros. Thought it's not yet clear exactly how the film will function story-wise, Kyle Ward has been brought on to pen the screenplay. His previous credits include the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel Machete Kills, as well as the upcoming Hitman sequel Agent 47. »

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Has Hollywood Found Something Better Than IMAX?

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It was only about five years ago that James Cameron's Avatar changed the world's perspective on the cinematic experience and both IMAX and 3D. And while we've seen some marvelous titles take advantage of both formats in the time since, the reality is that the industry is now regularly looking for a way to stay fresh and innovative. We recently saw the format known as 4Dx - which turns the theater into a roller coaster ride of sorts - arrive in the United States, but there's more still on the way. For example, it's time for you to learn about Escape. Since the beginning of the film medium, theaters have been built to feature a single, central screen, but Escape, a new theater configuration introduced by the projector company Barco, is tweaking that model. Two screens are used on either side of the main central screen in an attempt »

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Holiday Weekend Box Office: Guardians Holds Strong On Slow Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day Weekend didn't bring anything new and exciting for audiences to enjoy, and in return people pretty much stayed away from the movies, making the weekend the second lowest of the year so far according to Box Office Mojo. Guardians of the Galaxy held fast to the number one spot, managing in its regular three day weekend to make $17 million, the same that it earned last weekend. Add in the $5 million it's estimated to earn on Labor Day and it added $22 million to its $280 million domestic total. Not only does that put it on a solid track to easily break the $300 million mark, it has handily passed Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $260 million total to become the top grossing movie of the year. That's no small feat for a non-sequal comic movie, but it will likely end up at number two overall for the year once the painfully »

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The Best Star Wars 7 Posters From Fans

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Fans don.t yet know what.s going to happen in J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII. But that hasn.t stopped them from taking the bits and pieces of information they.ve gleaned from interviews and news stories to create some of the coolest fan-made Episode VII posters around. A few have very distinct visual references and cues. Is there a budding Drew Struzan waiting to be tapped by Abrams to help promote next year.s Star Wars sequel? Let.s scan through a few of our favorite fan-made one sheets for the next Star Wars. More Posters On Next Page > Digital artist Sahin Duzgun has been hard at work at several different Star Wars: Episode VII posters, hosting them on Deviant Art. This elder Luke Skywalker is badass, but I.m singling out his torched Millennium Falcon image, which promises major problems for Han Solo.s cherished »

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Marvel's Black Panther Movie Confirmed By Stan Lee

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How much does Stan "The Man" Lee know about Marvel.s pending film slate? I mean, Stan Lee Is Marvel. Without him, there would be no Cinematic Universe, no characters on which to base these amazing Marvel films that audiences are flocking to (in record-setting fashion). But is the 91-year-old comic-book legend up to date on all of Marvel.s moving pieces? Because if he is, then he just confirmed a Black Panther movie. Stan Lee was speaking at the Fan Expo Canada on Friday (via Comic Book Resources), and let it slip that the Black Panther movie indeed was happening (instead of being this juicy rumor that no one at Marvel will confirm just yet). When addressing the question of whether or not Scarlett Johansson.s Black Widow character soon will get her own solo movie, Lee explained: The chances are she will have her own movie because eventually »


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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Happening, Using Money David Fincher Didn't Want

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The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean faced choppy waters. Johnny Depp had expressed interest in the sequel (because: money), but these movies aren.t exactly indie dramas shot with hand-held cameras. There are a lot of moving pieces that have to click into place before a Pirates movie can set sail, and last night, a number of crucial moves occurred that all but guaranteed another high-seas adventure for Capt. Jack Sparrow. Despite the fact that we reported on a creative standstill regarding Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales back in April, the wheels are spinning once again on Pirates 5, which wants to begin filming in early 2015. Variety reports that Australia.s federal government has agreed to meet some of the financial incentives requested by Disney to ensure that Pirates 5 films in the land down under. Initially, this money was supposed to go to David Fincher »

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Vin Diesel Shows Off Hannibal Title Treatment During Crazy Helicopter Video

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Normal actors announce new projects via press release. Vin Diesel is not a normal actor. Vin Diesel uses helicopters, and social media. Yes, almost everything about Diesel is larger than life, including the way that he shares progress on a dream project like Hannibal the Conqueror. Vin Diesel has been talking up Hannibal the Conqueror for years. But because everyone wants a piece of Diesel, the project routinely gets pushed onto his backburner. He has been busy with Fast & Furious movies. He brought Riddick back to life. And he voiced a tree in the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014. But Hannibal might be coming. Vin Diesel posted the above video on his Facebook page, but made it tough to embed. Thankfully, his longtime Fast and Furious cohort Tyrese Gibson placed the video on his own YouTube page, with the caption, "Vin Diesel Finds a Way." I can.t blame him. This »

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Amazing Star Wars Fan Restoration Removes All Of George Lucas' Mistakes

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As popular as Star Wars is, I'm not sure there's a franchise out there that has dealt with more controversy and backlash. There are certainly those out there who unconditionally love every frame of every movie in the two trilogies, but there are also those who not only endlessly rant about the prequels, but also the Special Editions of the original trilogy that were made in the late 1990s. The latter were created after George Lucas set out to try and capture what he described as his original vision for the movies, using the help of more advanced CGI, but many die-hards felt that all of the extras and changes did little more than clutter up the screen and take away the original impact (not to mention the rage over Greedo shooting first). Because of all this, years have been spent begging for high-definition versions of the original theatrical releases »

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The Phantom Menace Somehow Leads The List Of Best Star Wars Fights

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Are these really the 10 best fights in the Star Wars universe? To a certain extent, we have to trust the source. The staff at StarWars.com decided that they would debate the Top 10 battles in the first six Star Wars movies, editing them into the montage above. They are ranked on inventiveness, choreography and emotional impact. Watch the list below, and then we will discuss. Did you make it all the way to No. 1? Did you see how they chose a battle from Star Wars: Episode I . The Phantom Menace?! Listen, I get that Darth Maul is an incredibly cool visual villain, with his double-sided lightsaber and that peaceful way he pauses in between battling two Jedi masters in Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). It.s a solid battle sequence, and one of the only thrilling sequences in the deadly-dull The Phantom Menace. And this »

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Watch Karen Gillan Shave Off All Her Hair For Guardians Of The Galaxy

31 August 2014 5:00 PM, PDT

While pretty much every main cast member in Guardians of the Galaxy underwent some kind of massive physical change - from Chris Pratt's weight loss to the application of crazy red tattoos on Dave Bautista - Karen Gillan really had them all beat with her transformation. Not only was she given blue skin, black eyes and a robotic arm, but she also completely shaved off her beautiful red hair. This was revealed as a surprise at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but now, thanks to the video above, you can actually watch the head-shaving process yourself. Since her breakout role playing companion Amy Pond for a few seasons of Doctor Who, Karen Gillan's red hair has been seen as a kind of trademark for the actress - which really makes it all the more shocking that she was willing to let it all go for the role of Nebula. Of course, »

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