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'Saw' Will Be Back in Theaters to Terrorize You This Halloween

7 hours ago

This year, Halloween is going to be extra-creepy.

Lionsgate is re-releasing the original "Saw" movie in theaters in honor of its 10th anniversary. For one week only, starting Friday, Oct. 31, moviegoers can watch (through their fingers) the terrifying, gruesome flick that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history. The seven (yeah, seven!) "Saw" movies have grossed a combined $874 million at the box office.

"The launch of 'Saw' was a signature event in Lionsgate's history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio," said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. "We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004."

Trick or treat? Maybe both in this case! »

- Kelly Woo

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Meet Chibatman, the Caped Crusader Riding Around Japan (Video)

8 hours ago

Many of us grow up wanting to be like our superheroes, but one man in Japan has taken that to the next level.

Meet Chibatman, a resident of Chiba, Japan (east of Tokyo) who's been riding on a three-wheeled motorcycle dressed as Batman. Sightings of Chibatman, as he's been dubbed, have popped up on Twitter for the past three years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Unlike the "real" Batman, it doesn't seem that Chibatman catches criminals. Guess he just enjoys wearing a cape as he cruises around town.

No sign yet of Chijoker.

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- Kelly Woo

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Ya Movie Parents Who Don't Suck

8 hours ago

I unapologetically read a lot of young adult books -- for work (hey, they keep getting adapted into films), because it helps me recommend books to my own kids, and because I just want to, period. But something that bothers me as an adult reader and viewer of coming-of-age stories is how often the parents are absent, distant, abusive, missing, overbearing, plain evil, or, of course, dead from the very beginning.

I fully understand why those sorts of parents make the young protagonist more sympathetic or troubled or fragile, but it's a relief when the parents aren't the antagonists. That's why I was so impressed with the parents in "If I Stay," who like the mom and dad in "The Fault in Our Stars" are actually, you know, Doing Their Jobs as parents: loving their children unconditionally; giving their kids advice; providing their kids freedom to grow up but being »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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No Joking Allowed in DC Comics Movies?

9 hours ago

Guess Batman doesn't have a sense of humor.

Talk is floating around various movie sites that Warner Bros. has essentially banned humor from its DC Comics movies.

HitFix's Drew McWeeny writes, "Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point. 'No jokes.'"

Devin Faraci at Badass Digest has heard the same thing from his Warner Bros. sources. " I don't think we'll never get a joke in a DC movie, but I do think the tone of 'Man of Steel' is probably the tone of the rest of the films," he writes. "Serious, convinced it's deep, allowed to contain elements that are perhaps chuckle-worthy at best."

Certainly, DC-based movies have been much more somber in tone than Marvel ones. There's no DC equivalent to Robert Downey, »

- Kelly Woo

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Is Tony Soprano Dead or Alive? 'Sopranos' Creator David Chase 'Fesses Up

10 hours ago

Original Article: On June 10, 2007, there was a great cry across the land as "Sopranos" fans cursed out their television screens for going black during the series finale. "My cable cut out!" they screamed in anguish.

But no - the cable had not gone out. Instead, the finale ended with the now-infamous "cut to black" - Tony Soprano, wife Carmela, and son A.J. sitting in a diner booth, with daughter Meadow parking the car outside. The door jangled, and Tony looked up and ... The End.

The open-ended finale caused quite a bit of consternation at creator David Chase. What did it all mean? Who was entering the diner - Meadow or possibly a hit man to off Tony? Where Are Our Answers, Chase?

Now, seven years later, we get an answer. In an lengthy article at Vox, writer Martha P. Nochimson somehow gets Chase to reveal Tony's fate. Did Tony Soprano die, »

- Kelly Woo

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'Looney Tunes' Movie Coming Soon, Not Starring Looney Tunes Characters

10 hours ago

No top billing for you, Bugs Bunny. Daffy Duck, prepare to play second banana. Elmer Fudd? Fuh-fuh-fuh-fuggedaboutit!

According to The Hollywood Report, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead on bringing the classic cartoon "Looney Tunes" to the big screen. They've hired writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("X-Men: First Class"), and Steve Carell is attached to star. He may reunite with his "Crazy Stupid Love" directors, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, too.

And while the movie will be a mix of live action and CGI, the actual "Looney Tunes" characters will not be the focus of it.

Rather, the movie is kind of spinoff centering on the Acme Corporation, which manufactures "crazy and sometimes dangerous products" used by Looney Tunes characters (like Wile E. Coyote in his futile quest to catch Road Runner).

Warner Bros. has had mixed results with "Looney Tunes"-related movies in the past. "Space Jam, »

- Kelly Woo

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Check Out Daniel Radcliffe's Dark Side in This Trailer for 'Horns' (Video)

12 hours ago

We've often wondered if the uber-talented Daniel Radcliffe made a deal with the devil, but we never thought we'd actually see him don a pair of horns.

In "Horns," Radcliffe stars as a the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). Ig Perrish wants to find the monster that killed the love of his life, he wants to absolve himself, and most pressingly, he wants to figure out why the heck he's growing horns. As if his new bony growths weren't weird enough, he also finds that whomever he encounters tells him their darkest secrets and desires, no matter how horrifying or humiliating. It's a lot for one guy to handle, for sure.

Author Joe Hill's novels are weird and great, somewhere on the border between fantasy and horror, and bursting with dark humor. Director Alexandre Aja cut his teeth in the wave »

- Jenni Miller

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'True Blood's Pam Lives On in 'Once Upon a Time'

13 hours ago

"True Blood" is over, but we'll be getting a dose of Pam's biting sass thanks to "Once Upon a Time," the ABC show about a small town full of characters from fairy tales.

Kristin Bauer van Straten is returning to the show to reprise her role as Maleficent, the purple-clad baddie who was supposedly offed at the end of the first season. Guess Maleficent didn't meet the True Death, eh? Van Straten's character will reportedly have a major arc, so we're hoping to see lots more fabulous villainy, and perhaps even more about Maleficent's life before she broke bad.

This isn't the first time that "Once" has gotten all Disneyfied on us. There's also going to be a "Frozen" arc in the ABC show, with Elizabeth Lail as Anna and Georgina Haig as icy Queen Elsa. The real question is whether this Maleficent will have more in common with »

- Jenni Miller

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Homer Simpson Chills Out in This Als Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

14 hours ago

If you've ever wanted to see Homer Simpson get squished by a Tauntaun or yeti or something in the name of charity, your wish has been granted.

The Als Ice Bucket Challenge has wended its way through social media over the past month or two, prompting all sorts of people to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's Disease, aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Of course, awareness isn't the only thing it's supposed to raise; the challenge is supposed to inspire people to make a donation to the Als Association. You can actually make a donation without pouring a bucket of ice water over your head, as per Patrick Stewart's charming video, but where's the fun in that?

No matter how cynical you might be about watching cartoon characters shiver after being doused by ice water, you've gotta admit it's been an effective way to raise funds. »

- Jenni Miller

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7 Unanswered Questions From 'Pretty Little Liars' Season Finale

15 hours ago

"Pretty Little Liars" is embarking on another mid-season hiatus (now what are we supposed to do with our lives?) and once again fans are left with more questions than answers. No seriously, so many questions. Not only did Pll's epic season finale include an inexplicable death (Rip, Mona!), we still have no idea who A is, and a few brand-new mysteries were introduced to the party.

So, what unanswered questions from the finale will haunt the streets of Rosewood during "Pretty Little Liars" hiatus? You're about to find out!

1. Who Hit Bethany Young On The Head?

We know that Spencer Hastings' preppy older sister, Melissa, buried Bethany Young alive (whoops!), but who delivered the near-fatal blow to her head? No clue. What we do know is that it most likely wasn't Alison Dilaurentis, as she passed her lie-detector test with flying colors. And unless Ali's so delusional that she's taken »

- Mehera Bonner

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Neal Brennan Will Not Go Spelunking With You After This 'As Above, So Below' Trailer Review (Video)

16 hours ago

It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the subterranean horror movie "As Above, So Below," which follows a team of explorers who venture into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris. Then something bad happens.

"As Above, So Below" hits theaters August 29. "The Approval Matrix" airs Monday nights at 11 p.m. on SundanceTV. »

- Moviefone Staff

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Best of Late Night TV: 'Chelsea Lately's' Star-Studded Final Show, Idris Elba's Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

18 hours ago

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Tuesday night was Chelsea Handler's star-studded farewell for her E! show, "Chelsea Lately." There were tons of A-list superstars on hand -- including Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, 50 Cent, Fergie, Tim Gunn, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Gerard Butler, a dog, and more. The first video below shows Chelsea's A-list intervention, with friends Jennifer, Sandra, and Mary McCormack. In the second video, Chelsea has a hilarious naked shower fight with Ellen DeGeneres, who is mad because she's never been on Chelsea's show. Is it because she's a lesbian? In the third video, Gwen leads a sing-a-long throwing shade at E! (and the Kardashians, and Justin Bieber »

- Gina Carbone

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The 30 Best Disney Live-Action Movies Ever Made

26 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT

As you know if you watched last year's "Saving Mr. Banks" -- Disney's own Disney-fied version of the creative struggles behind the making of "Mary Poppins" -- the author who created the magical nanny, P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson), didn't much care for the glossy, sugary (well, a spoonful, at least) musical comedy that Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) made from her sharp, astringent novels. But she may have been the only one.

The movie enjoyed near-universal acclaim upon its release 50 years ago this week (on August 27, 1964). It went on to be nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, and it won five of them, including Best Actress for film-newbie Julie Andrews, in the role that has defined her career ever since. Over the past five decades, "Mary Poppins" has become not only a beloved staple that seemingly every kid has watched, but also proof that the Walt Disney studio could »

- Gary Susman

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Farmer Chris Soules Will Look For Love as the New 'Bachelor'

26 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT

Following a stint on the latest season of "The Bachelorette," when he was rejected by Andi Dorfman, Chris Soules (a.k.a. Farmer Chris to fans) has been selected as the new "Bachelor."

E! reports that Soules beat out fellow "Bachelorette" contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. -- the runner up on Emily Maynard's season -- for the coveted starring role on the long-running ABC dating reality series. The network is expected to make Soules's selection official during an appearance on "Good Morning America" this week.

According to E!, "Bachelor" producers were "looking for the anti-Juan Pablo...definitely want a really nice guy this time around," a dig at the notoriously polarizing former Bachelor. They seem to have found that in Soules, who told E! during a taping of the "Men Tell All" special earlier this year that he'd be willing to hand out roses on "The Bachelor" if given the opportunity. »

- Katie Roberts

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Comedian Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Long-Awaited Biopic

26 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

Director Lee Daniels's Richard Pryor biopic has found its leading man: Mike Epps is set to play the late comedian in the long-awaited flick.

Daniels made the news official over the weekend, tweeting a photo of himself, Epps, and producer Oprah Winfrey to announce the casting.

Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB

- lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014 Epps was in some serious competition for the role, with actors including Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, and Nick Cannon all vying for the part. (Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson are currently said to be in talks to play Pryor's wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor.) But the comedian had some history on his side, with both Pryor and his wife giving Epps their blessing to play Pryor in a different biopic that was in the works nine years ago.

While that project never got off the ground, it »

- Katie Roberts

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7 Coming-of-Age TV Shows From the '90s We'll Never Forget (Video)

26 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

There are TV shows that will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Maybe there was a series that taught you a life lesson you needed to hear or had a character who you felt was just like you. Or perhaps it had your first crush or your first look at a subject matter you had never seen before. Whatever it was, it changed you in one way or another and stuck with you for the rest of your life.

Some of the most memorable or formative TV shows are the ones that focus on that crazy time called adolescence, especially if you happened to be around the same ages of the major characters while watching. "My So-Called Life" is one of those shows for many tweens and teens of '90s -- and the Claire Danes / Jared Leto drama happened to turn 20 this August 25th if you can believe it. »

- Alana Altmann

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The 'Pretty Little Liars' Summer Finale Will Leave Fans 'Speechless'

26 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

"Pretty Little Liars" fans are in for a big surprise during Tuesday night's summer finale, and showrunner Marlene King has promised a twist so unexpected that viewers will be "left speechless."

In a revealing interview with The Hollywood Reporter, King teased several juicy plot points that the series plans to explore throughout the second half of the season -- as well as the huge shocker in store for the cliffhanger summer episode.

"Maybe more than any other [finale], this one takes the show in a very unexpected direction. There is a dark turn and it's a surprising turn," King told THR. "I have goosebumps even telling you this - fans are going to be left speechless. I think it's one of those where, even people here who have seen the episode who work on the show, their jaws hit the floor. Tissue boxes were out; people were crying."

King went on »

- Katie Roberts

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Mr. Belding Gives Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' Movie a Failing Grade (Video)

26 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

Dennis Haskins, better known to '90s TV fans as Mr. Belding from "Saved by the Bell," is none too pleased with the upcoming Lifetime movie about the behind the scenes drama on the syndicated series, and lashed out at those responsible for flick -- including onetime Screech, Dustin Diamond.

In an interview with TMZ, Haskins offered a litany of complaints against the production, chief among them that the movie is mostly fictional.

"I was there. I know what happened and didn't happen. And there wasn't time for a lot to happen behind the scenes, because the kids went to work in the morning, and then I came in at noon, we went to work in the afternoon, they were in and out of school, that kind of stuff," Haskins told the site.

The actor also called out Diamond's 2009 memoir "Behind the Bell," which included many salacious stories about the »

- Katie Roberts

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Have Mercy! A 'Full House' Reboot May Be in the Works, With (Some of) the Original Cast

26 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

After enjoying huge success in syndication, beloved family sitcom "Full House" may be getting a reboot, with several key members of the original cast on board to return.

TV Guide reports that Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the series, is "mulling a new take" on the show, which is being spearheaded by none other than Uncle Jesse himself, a.k.a. John Stamos. The actor "has an ownership stake in the show, which gives him good reason to champion the new series," TV Guide writes, continuing:

Original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin (who's writing the new version) are actively involved. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) are on board, while Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey) are also involved in some way.

According to the report, cast members have remained close over the years (including popping up at each »

- Katie Roberts

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Superman and Lois Lane Do the Als Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

26 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

He may be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound -- but can Superman withstand a bucket of ice?

Absolutely no problem, as we see in this video of "Man of Steel" and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams taking part in the Als ice bucket challenge.

Adams was challenged by partner Darren Le Gallo, and in turn, challenged her siblings. Cavill was challenged by numerous people, and didn't issue one in return.

Both actors are dressed in their costumes as Superman and Lois Lane, and gamely sit through one round of frigid water getting dumped on their heads. But then the crew decides to put Cavill to the test and pour increasing amounts of ice water on him!

Watch Superman get very, very cold:

Als Ice Bucket Challenge - Amy Adams »

- Kelly Woo

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