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Chris Pratt just wants to take a nice 'Jurassic World' photo, but Velociraptor is a ham

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The more we get to know about upcoming requel (reboot+sequel) “Jurassic World,” the more it looks like Chris Pratt’s character has a working relationship with a herd of Clever Girls™. The most recent and damning evidence? This photo, released by director Colin Trevorrow. Straight from the editing room: Image Credit: Twitter Does this or does this not look like the poster to a buddy cop movie, with Pratt playing the straight man? He just wants to get the job done, but no. Clever Girl™ has to turn everything into a melodramatic production. They were only supposed to Investigate the crime scene, not eat the evidence! Or, maybe this is a date? Perhaps one of the Clever Girls™ is getting married!! Find out whether man and velociraptor have learned to work in tandem, or the girls are just biding their time to double-cross Pratt on June 12, 2015. »


- Donna Dickens

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Following terrorist threat, Sony officially cancels 'The Interview' release

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I imagine you've been paying attention since yesterday as theater chain after theater chain has opted out (with Sony's blessing) of showing the Seth Rogen/James Franco film "The Interview" in the wake of terrorist threats. With major chains like AMC and Regal joining others like Arclight, Bow Tie and Cinemark, perhaps the studio was left with little choice but to pull the film from release. Some might argue, though, that a day-and-date VOD release would be a good way of getting a film out there that clearly someone (supposedly) wants suppressed, but for now, Sony has simply decided not to move forward with the Christmas Day release. Read the official statement below. In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film "The Interview," we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Angelina Jolie says the Coen brothers brought a lack of sentimentality to 'Unbroken'

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Hollywood — "Unbroken" is Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort to date, but she bit off a whole lot more than she expected to chew. The production became a huge undertaking, particularly at the script stage when a number of various elements could have been included from the epic life of Louis Zamperini. So it was as important as ever to do a lot of heavy lifting on the page. I sat down with Jolie last week to discuss those particulars, taking a risk on unknowns in the film's central roles and how Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" informed the look of the film. Read through the back and forth below for that and other tidbits. And check out our recent video interview at the top of this post for even more. "Unbroken" opens Christmas Day. *** HitFix: Before we jump in here, I just wanted to say I'm glad to see »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Think you can't learn 'Lord of the Rings' mythology in 4 minutes? Think Again!

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Before you head out this weekend to see the final chapter of “The Hobbit,” brush up on your Middle Earth mythology. Because what was once a knowledge set learned in secret, lest you face brutal teasing, is now a feather in your geeky cap. In case you aren’t familiar, Cgp Grey is a YouTuber who specializes in taking extremely complex things and breaking them down into easily digestible graphics. Go check him out.   »

- Donna Dickens

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'Dear White People,' 'Selma' lead 15th annual Black Reel Awards nominations

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The Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (Faaaf) announced its nominees for the 15th Annual Black Reel Awards Wednesday morning. Justin Simien's "Dear White People" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma" led the way with 10 nominations each. They were joined by "Belle," "Beyond the Lights" and "Top Five" in the organization's best picture category. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 22, 2015. And learn more about what's going on this season at The Circuit. Motion Picture Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" "Beyond the Lights" "Dear White People" "Selma" "Top Five" Outstanding Actor Chadwick Boseman, "Get on Up" David Oyelowo, "Selma" Nate Parker, "Beyond the Lights" Chris Rock, "Top Five" Denzel Washington, "The Equalizer" Outstanding Actress Rosario Dawson, "Top Five" Gugu Mbatha-Raw, "Belle" Gugu Mbatha-Raw, "Beyond the Lights" Tessa Thompson, "Dear White People" Quvenzhané Wallis, "Annie" Outstanding Supporting Actor Nelsan Ellis, "Get On Up" David Oyelowo, »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Funny Or Die Imagines the Perfect Ending to 'Serial'

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We're all wondering how the hell the first season of the NPR podcast "Serial" is going to end. Will we come any closer to learning whether Adnan Syed did, in fact, kill his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee? Will Sarah Koenig come out and admit she has no new information? Will Best Buy parking lots ever regain their innocence? This Funny Or Die imagining of the end of "Serial" is priceless. Michaela Watkins is a perfect Sarah Koenig. Everyone at MailChimp is terribly impressed.  Of course, the only way NPR listeners will like the ending of "Serial" is if the killer turns out to be gluten. »


- Louis Virtel

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Dublin critics award 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' Jake Gyllenhaal and Marion Cotillard

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Critics in the UK obviously aren't immune to the charms of "Boyhood," as the film did well with the London Film Critics Circle. Now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has named it the year's best across the channel. The group also revealed its long lists throughout the categories, giving you some insight into which films were in the running. (Personal shout-out to my friends who made the documentary "Showrunners," which got a little love on the documentary list.) Check out the full list of winners below and watch it all unfold at The Circuit. Top 10 Films 1. "Boyhood" 2. "Under the Skin" 3. "Ida" 4. "The Lego Movie" 5. "12 Years a Slave" 6. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" 7. "Two Days, One Night" 8. (Tie) "Her,""Leviathan" 9. "The Wolf of Wall Street" 10. (Tie) "Blue Ruin" and "The Lunch Box" Best Director 1. Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" 2. Jonathan Glazer, "Under the Skin" 3. Pawel Pawlikowski, "Ida" 4. Spike Jonze, "Her" 5. Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" 6. Andrey Zvyagintsev, »


- Kristopher Tapley

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11 cartoon Christmas specials you forgot existed until now

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There are a lot of traditions that come along with the holidays. Eating too much, spending too much, drinking too much, saying too much to that family member you hate once drunk, decorating too much. Anything that ends with us hating ourselves come New Year’s? We are all over it like ornament glitter on Goddamn Everything.  For decades, one tradition that has taken root is gathering around the light of the television to watch Christmas specials. As such, certain ones have risen to the top of our frenetic desire to Christmas Harder. Anything claymation from the 1960s (Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus), the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, and somehow the California Raisins are among the most instantly recognized animated holiday shows. But they’re far from the only ones. Below, I’ve collected several of the more obscure bursts of nostalgia available for your pleasure on YouTube. Sadly, both The »


- Donna Dickens

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Austin critics love 'Boyhood,' single out 'Joe' star Gary Poulter

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Yeah, the Austin Film Critics Association naturally dug the Austin-set "Boyhood," and yeah, they showed a lot of love for "Nightcrawler." But the single coolest thing they did Wednesday in their awards announcement was single out "Joe" star Gary Poulter, a homeless local non-actor who tragically died after completing work on the David Gordon Green film but who delivered one of the most startling performances of the year. He belongs on any supporting actor ballot, in my humble opinion. Check out the full list of winners below, and as ever: The Circuit. Best Film "Boyhood" Best Director Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Best Actress Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Best Adapted Screenplay "Gone Girl" Best Original Screenplay "Nightcrawler" Best Cinematography "Birdman" Best Score "Birdman" Best Animated Film "The Lego Movie" Best Foreign Language Film "Force Majeure »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Katherine Waterston on navigating the controlled chaos of 'Inherent Vice'

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My first impression of Katherine Waterston in person was surprise at just how tall she is. I stand 6'2", and when we were introduced, we were eye-to-eye. It was the night of the New York Film Festival premiere of "Inherent Vice," and we were at the after-party at Tavern On The Green. My review had gone up already, and by the time I made it to the party, several of the people involved in the film had seen the review. That included Waterston, who seemed excited to finally be able to discuss the movie with people, and thrilled that people seemed to like it. While we spoke, I was also introduced to her father, the iconic character actor Sam Waterston, and he couldn't have seemed more proud of her work in the film. Since that night, I've spoken with her two more times about the film. The first was a »


- Drew McWeeny

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Joss Whedon on creating his beautiful monster for 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

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Shepperton Studios, Middlesex - Joss Whedon looked tired. And not just a little tired, either. He looked weary, deep down in his bones tired. He looked like he was ready to just fall down where he was and sleep for a week. I've seen a number of other directors in this state and it's always when they're near the end of production on one of these mega-movies. The pressure that's on these guys in enormous, and for Whedon, following up one of the biggest films of all time can't be easy. We sat in a small group facing Whedon in the Tony Stark lab, part of the Avengers Tower set, and asked him what his primary goal was walking into the sequel. "On the first one, I was a raggedy man when I made that film. It did take a lot out of me. Going in this time, I was like… »


- Drew McWeeny

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TV Ratings: 'Voice' finale, 'NCIS' dominate Tuesday

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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The latest season finale was, predictably, far below last December's finale and a hair below last May's finale among young viewers, but still helped NBC rule Tuesday in the key demo. "NCIS," however, dominated its hour overall and helped CBS comfortably win in total viewers. CBS' overall win was boosted by a weak performance from NBC's "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" special, but hindered by relatively low numbers for "NCIS: New Orleans" an "Person of Interest." The season finale for "MasterChef Junior" was up a bit week-to-week. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.6 rating for Tuesday night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 1.8 key demo rating, followed by the 1.2 key demo ratings for ABC and Fox. The CW averaged a 0.5 key demo rating for the night. Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 13.33 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/14 share for Tuesday primetime, »


- Daniel Fienberg

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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry

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Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax, »


- Matt Patches

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See Tilda Swinton transform, rehearse in new 'Snowpiercer' behind-the-scenes feature

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During her Gotham Awards tribute speech, Tilda Swinton name-checked one unexpected collaborator just before exiting stage: Chris Lyons, the man behind Fangs FX. A prosthetic effects company specializing in dental wonders, Swinton personally rang Lyons for four films that played in 2014: "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Zero Theorem," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Snowpiercer." For Swinton, the makeover is part of the job. If she can use special effects makeup to inch just a little closer to her vision of the character, she’ll leap at the chance. A new behind-the-scenes video gives those who bow at the Swinton altar a chance to see her undergo this metamorphosis, going from "Snowpiercer" makeup chair to on-set rehearsal with director Bong Joon-ho. In the video, the droll Swinton describes her "Minister Mason" work as "very naturalistic, very delicate, very subtle… it’s a nose job, let’s face it." Even in this snippet of footage, »


- Matt Patches

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Luke Evans recounts his very physical role in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies'

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While “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” is just now sweeping into theaters, filming on the trilogy wrapped all the way back in July of 2013. That hefty amount of interim was due to both “Smaug” and “Five Armies” being shot at the same time. But after a year and a half of waiting, Luke Evans was finally able to see his character Bard the Bowman’s epic showdown on the big screen.  “It brings back a lot of memories. Also, it was lovely to see these incredible sets,” he said during a sit down interview with Hitfix.  Places like the Dale, that were relatively small sets, later got a makeover from the digital effects team. Evans was impressed by the final on-screen transformation. “Seeing the geography of where everything is. I love that. I mean, no one knew how that was going to look until we saw the film. It »


- Donna Dickens

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The next 'Too Many Cooks'? Adult Swim's twisted new short is legitimately horrifying

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"Too Many Cooks" was one of the most thrillingly strange things to come on our radar in awhile, and it's hard to imagine Adult Swim will ever top that bit of creative madness. But their latest short, the banally-titled "Unedited Footage of a Bear," is arguably even darker. The titular footage in fact only takes up a small portion of the 10-minute clip, which gives way to a pharmaceutical ad which itself gives way to a horrifying suburban nightmare that feels like "Mulholland Drive" mixed with ABC's "The Middle" - but even weirder than that sounds. I love stuff like this. It's daring and provocative and seems to be about something, even if I'm not quite sure what that is yet. Pitch-black satire of consumerism? The evils of the pharm industry? Suburban malaise? One thing's for sure: I'll never look at a Claritin ad the same way again. (via Mashable »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Ian McKellen and Cookie Monster make an irresistible couple on 'Sesame Street'

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Cookie Monster may be my favorite Sesame Street character of all time, and here the lovable glutton is as adorable as I remember while learning the word "resist" from Sir Ian McKellen. Too bad I didn't see this video before eating all those Hershey's Kisses today. Oh well! Could you find a cuter couple? I giggled throughout. There's even a "Lord of the Rings" reference for folks who are into that. I could just eat Sir Ian's candy-red sweater. God grant me the strength...to be as chic and elegant as this man at age 84. »


- Chris Eggertsen

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2014 Movie Trailer Awards: Honoring the Best Coming Attractions of the Year

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Movie trailers! They're the only ads we care about. Every year, filmgoers are assaulted with an ungodly amount of previews at the multiplex - only a few of which stand above the pack to give us something truly special. In 2014 there were a dizzying amount to sort through, but we've managed to narrow our "best of" list down to 16 that moved us, electrified us and just plain made our jaws drop. To appropriately honor these glorified commercials, we've come up with a list of categories to honor their specific attributes: from "Best Close-Up" to "Best Voiceover" to "Best Use of Critical Blurbs" to the much-vaunted "Trailer of the Year." Who will take home our imaginary trophies? Check out the gallery below for the full list of honorees. What were your favorite trailers of 2014? Let us know in the comments. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Rene Russo really needs to be in the supporting actress Oscar discussion, folks

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This year's Best Supporting Actress field has more or less firmed up. It seems Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep are ahead of the pack and have been for weeks. Keira Knightley and Emma Stone are on somewhat solid ground, rounding out the four with the HFPA/Bfca/SAG trifecta. Jessica Chastain is obviously in the mix and we've already written about Tilda Swinton being in the thick of it (as well as about why Minnie Driver deserves to be in the thick of it). Naomi Watts has her SAG nod, but that will probably have to suffice. And so that seems to be the field. But you know who really should be in this conversation? Rene freakin' Russo, that's who. I've delighted in seeing the "Nightcrawler" star pop up on a few critics' nominations lists, and even win. But as Jake Gyllenhaal slowly works on cracking the Best Actor five, »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Mom Calls C-span to Tell Her Kids to Shut Up

16 December 2014 2:50 PM, PST

Here we are. C-span has definitely peaked. Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are brothers and political pundits whose ideologies differ, so they were arguing on television for everyone to see. Well -- their mother has apparently had enough of their spats and would like to have a nice Christmas for once. Her angst and objections are expressed here. I guarantee this is the most lovable C-span moment of all time. Enjoy.  »

- Louis Virtel

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