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That Steve Jobs Biopic Finally Has a Cast

6 hours ago

The game of musical chairs that is the Steve Jobs biopic has finally come to an end (we think).

The Aaron Sorkin-penned project has seen several stars come and go (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale), one high-profile director come and go (David Fincher), and even a studio come and go (Sony gave it up, now it's being made by Universal). The quagmire of a movie became somewhat infamous due to the Sony email hack.

Well, now all is settled. "Steve Jobs" began filming this week, with these actors: Michael Fassbender as Jobs; Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley; and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief.

The movie is made up of three, long, real-time scenes, the last of which focuses on the 1998 launch of the iMac. At the least, that should prove to be colorful. »

- Kelly Woo

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Watch the Trailer for Tom Hardy's Cold War Thriller 'Child 44' (Video)

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Tom Hardy has never met a funny accent that he hasn't fallen wildly in love with. His latest is a gruff Russian number for "Child 44," a new film based on Tom Rob Smith's best-selling historical thriller that follows a former secret policeman (Hardy) who is investigating a series of grisly child murders in Soviet Russia. And you can hear that accent and see Hardy in action in the gripping new trailer.

"Child 44" is based, in part, on a real life serial killer dubbed the Red Ripper who murdered more than 50 women and children in Stalin's supposedly perfect Russia. Hardy plays a man who is clued into the killer after a friend's child is murdered. This looks really intense. The all-star supporting cast includes Gary Oldman (Batman reunion!), Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel (glimpsed briefly in the trailer), Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Noomi Rapace (re-teaming with Hardy after "The Drop") and Dev Patel. »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch the Big Game Spot for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' (Video)

7 hours ago

If there's one sequel everyone is excited about in 2015, well, it's probably "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But maybe the second most anticipated sequel is "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," the follow-up to 2010's sleeper hit "Hot Tub Time Machine." And while this new Super Bowl spot is insanely brief, well, it certainly lets you know what to expect from the eventual movie.

The plot for "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" has the goofballs (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and Adam Scott, filling in for John Cusack for reasons that have never been made particularly clear) venturing into the future, in an attempt to foil an assassination attempt on Corddry's character. Because, you know, you go to "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" for its intricate plot.

This new spot features jokes about the Patriots and inflated balls. So... You can imagine how that goes. Just watch it. And get »

- Drew Taylor

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Here's the Fangtastic New 'What We Do in the Shadows' Poster (Exclusive)

7 hours ago

One of the true delights of last year's South by Southwest Film Festival was watching "What We Do in the Shadows." It was one of the last days that I was attending the festival and had tried to see what ended up being a much lesser horror comedy but was locked out of the screening. Instead, I walked over and watched "What We Do in the Shadows," with only the vaguest understanding what it was supposed to be, and laughed myself silly. It's a huge thrill that it is finally coming out, with some assistance from Funny or Die, and that we can exclusively debut the new poster (below).

The poster for the film, co-directed by "Flight of the Conchords" principles Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement, is mostly text-based, featuring the various outlets that called the film hilarious, as well as the three main vampires from the film that are »

- Drew Taylor

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The 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Also Has a Release Date

10 hours ago

Following yesterday's awesome casting notice that the big budget "Ghostbusters" reboot (can we please stop giving it a "Female" or "Lady" prefix? These are your Ghostbusters, period) had cast Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, a release date for the Paul Feig-helmed comedic horror film has also been established. Next summer, get ready, because bustin' makes me feel good.

According to Feig's Twitter page, the new film will debut on July 22nd, 2016. Considering how long a third film in the franchise had been in development, this feels like it's coming out tomorrow. And we are so, so excited.

Our friends over at HitFix had posted some additional details about the story and the characters, but Sony made them take it down. Still, we read the original report and while we can't remember the specifics of who everyone will play, we can reiterate that Feig and the »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch the First Teaser for Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Series (Video)

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This might be our second most eagerly anticipated follow-up of the year (this side of the Millennium Falcon, at least): Netflix's upcoming series that reunites the cast and creative team behind 2001's beloved cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer." The new 8-episode series, entitled "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (yes, it's a prequel series, despite the fact that the cast is 14 years older and still playing high school students), will debut this summer -- and you can watch the first teaser right now.

Sure, the teaser is mostly just the names of its very famous cast, but hey -- they're bringing back everybody! That's right, even Bradley Cooper, who is set to star alongside original campers Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter (who once again co-wrote with director David Wain), Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zak Orth, Elizabeth Banks, Micahel Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino [insert obligatory "you should really be watching 'Marry Me'" note], Christopher Meloni, »

- Drew Taylor

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Best of Late Night TV: Lucy Hale's 'Pretty Little Liars' Censorship, Stephen Hawking's Whitney Houston Crush (Video)

12 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.

"Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale was on "Conan" Tuesday night, and she talked about how her sexy Cosmo cover embarrassed her father. It wasn't the photo as much as the cover words. Her dad saw the headline "Best Sex Ever" and he thought that was her interview. He texted her to say she looked great but he wasn't too excited about the articles. (He probably read them all, though.) Lucy also talked about "Pretty Little Liars," which is Conan's "neighbor" in the studio lot. Pll has a pink golf cart that's all decked out. On the show, they say "bitches" a lot, and they put it on »

- Gina Carbone

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Recap of Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 17: Deep Freeze

22 hours ago

So many things are happening on "Pretty Little Liars," and -- despite the show's name -- none of them are pretty. Not only is A more deranged than ever, Hanna's being framed for Mona's murder, Toby "Kindergarten Cop" Cavanaugh is being a total buzzkill, and tensions are at an all-time high between Aria and Ezra. Not because Ezra ritualistically stalked her (apparently we've all decided to move on from that), but because she shaded him in a college admissions letter and he's super sensitive.

So, what else happened in the mean streets of Rosewood this week? Read our recap to find out.

Caleb and Hanna Break Into A Storage Unit, Fail Miserably

Remember last week when Spencer and Caleb stumbled upon a storage unit filled with bloody clothes and a body barrel? Well, turns out this creepy lair was rented under Hanna's name, and you know what that means: she's being framed for Mona's murderer. »

- Mehera Bonner

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Netflix Is Yanking These Movies and Shows on February 1, 2015

27 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST

Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles will be disappearing Feb 1. According to Variety, bid a sad toodle-doo to "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder" and "Mi:5." (Don't worry, "Sherlock" isn't due to expire anytime soon.)

As for movies, the clock is ticking on "Zodiac," "Batman Returns," "Apocalypse Now," and "Mad Max," which will also be pulled in the monthly purge.

Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers):

Netflix Titles Expiring February 1, 2015

"A Bit Of Fry And Laurie" (1987-1995)

"Airheads" (1994)

"Allosaurus: Walking With Dinosaurs Special" (2001)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Auschwitz: Inside The Nazi State" (2005)

"Batman Returns" (1989)

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- Sharon Knolle

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Female 'Ghostbusters' Casts Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, 'SNL' Stars

27 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST

Who you gonna call? Looks like it's Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.

That foursome has been revealed as the new cast of Paul Feig's upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot, after the director tweeted out a photo of the actresses Tuesday afternoon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy has already signed on, while Wiig, Jones, and McKinnon are currently hammering out deals for the production.

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- Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015 McCarthy had long been rumored to be in the mix, and "Ghostbusters" will mark her fourth film with Feig, who previously directed the actress in "Bridesmaids," "The Heat," and the upcoming spoof "Spy." McCarthy and Wiig will reunite on the big screen for the first time since co-starring in "Bridesmaids."

McKinnon and Jones are the lesser-known members of the ensemble, though "Saturday Night Live" fans will recognize the scene-stealing comediennes. McKinnon has »

- Katie Roberts

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26 Reasons Emma Watson Is an Amazing Human Being

27 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST

There's no denying it. Emma Watson is a shining beacon of wit, humility, charm, self-deprecation, and picture-perfect reactions. She always knows what to say and she says what she means. She started the #HeForShe movement, champions women's rights, and is ivy-league educated. She also rules Twitter. In other words, she's a straight-up amazing human being, and here are 26 reasons why.

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- Moviefone Staff

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Liam Hemsworth May Save Earth in 'Independence Day' Sequel

27 January 2015 7:41 AM, PST

Not much is known yet about director Roland Emmerich's upcoming "Independence Day" sequel, but one bit of casting may have been revealed: TheWrap reports that Liam Hemsworth has been offered the starring role.

According to the site, the "Hunger Games" star has an offer on the table to lead "ID Forever," the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 blockbuster. It's unclear who Hemsworth would play; 20th Century Fox declined to comment on TheWrap's report.

Original star Will Smith will not be returning, TheWrap writes, though "The Fantastic Four" star Michael B. Jordan is still rumored to join the ensemble. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are also expected to reprise their "Independence Day" roles.

Last we heard from Emmerich, he had revealed that the follow-up would now be only one film instead of the originally-planned two-part sequel. He also told Entertainment Weekly in 2013 that the flick would center around life following the attack in the first film, »

- Katie Roberts

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Chris Pratt Could Play Indiana Jones in Disney Reboot: Report

27 January 2015 6:41 AM, PST

Here's a juicy bit of scoop: Deadline is reporting that Disney wants to reboot "Indiana Jones" -- and wants Chris Pratt in the lead role.

According to the site, the studio bought the rights to the franchise from Paramount in 2013, and is eager to make good on that acquisition with a reboot or remake of some sort. And who better to lead it than Disney/Marvel's newest superstar, Pratt?

Deadline reports that "things are very early," but Disney "has its sights set" on the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star, who they "hope to build the new franchise around." The site cautions that this is nothing but a rumor at this point, though Pratt continuing his already fruitful relationship with Disney makes plenty of sense.

Stay tuned to see if this pans out.

In the meantime, Pratt is currently starring in the seventh and final season of "Parks and Recreation" on NBC, »

- Katie Roberts

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The Golden Globes Set the Date for 2016 Ceremony

27 January 2015 6:05 AM, PST

It's been only two weeks since the Golden Globes, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has wasted no time in announcing the date for the 2016 awards ceremony.

Next year's telecast will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 8-11 p.m. Est (5-8 p.m. Pst). It will be the 73rd annual Golden Globes ceremony.

"We look forward to follow this year's successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television," said HFPA president Theo Kingma in a statement.

The 2015 Golden Globes, hosted for the third and final time by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, scored 19.3 million viewers for NBC. No word yet on who may be hosting in 2016, but they have some big shoes to fill.

[via: Variety]

Photo credit: Getty Images »

- Katie Roberts

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'Knock Knock' Trailer: While the Family's Away, Keanu Reeves Will Play (Video)

27 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST

Two soaking wet, hot, young women show up at your doorstep ... it's every guy's fantasy, right? In director Eli Roth's "Knock Knock," though, that dream turns into a nightmare for Keanu Reeves.

The first teaser trailer for the movie is out, and it doesn't show much beyond the set-up. Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke play two giggling girls who get caught in the rain and turn to Reeves's family man for help. His wife and kids are away, and at first, it seems Reeves has lucked into a very sexy encounter. But as the ominous tone of the trailer indicates, something just isn't right about these women.

"Knock Knock" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last week, and should hit theaters sometime in 2015.

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- Kelly Woo

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Revenge Never Tasted Sweeter Than in This Scene From 'Project Almanac' (Exclusive)

27 January 2015 4:30 AM, PST

In "Project Almanac," a twisty time travel thriller produced by "Transformers" overlord Michael Bay that opens this Friday, a group of teens stumble across a time machine, although it may as well be Aladdin's lamp, the way that they devise new and increasingly clever ways of utilizing folds in the space-time continuum for their own personal gain. In a way, it is one of the more believable time travel stories out there, because if teens were to gain access to this technology, chances are they'd use it to win the lottery or go to Lollapalooza and not, say, kill Hilter or prematurely end Vietnam.

In our exclusive clip, you get to see the kids really playing around with their newfound powers in a way that only kids would.

This clip shows the group getting back on some bullies that dump a giant soda on Christina (Virginia Gardner), since apparently this »

- Drew Taylor

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New on Netflix: February 2015

27 January 2015 3:45 AM, PST

What will February bring to Netflix? "House of Cards" returns for its much awaited third season, but not until Feb. 27. If you can't wait for your Kevin Spacey fix until then, "Now: In the Wings on a World Stage" (2014), a documentary of Spacey starring in a production of Shakespeare's "Richard III," is available on Feb. 1.

And the 2004 "King Arthur," starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley, isn't exactly Shakespearean, but look at how many great actors -- like Mads Mikkelsen, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugh Dancy and Joel Edgerton -- have gone on to much bigger things.

You can also stream "Joe," one of Nicolas Cage's best films in recent years; the overlooked indie "The Brothers Bloom" with Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz; and the barely-in-theaters thriller "The Two Faces of January," starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.

Here's a much larger rundown of what's new on Netflix in February 2015, provided by Netflix. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Another Shondaland Show Might Be Coming to ABC This Fall

27 January 2015 3:30 AM, PST

Tgit? More like Tgi-the whole week.

ABC announced four pilot orders, including another new drama from uber-producer Shonda Rhimes. "The Catch," from creator Jennifer Schuur, centers on a woman who is about to get married - to a con man. But far from being a naive victim, she's a fraud investigator! When their opposing desires collide, they are thrown into "a dangerous game of cat and mouse."

It's no surprise that ABC is once again turning to Rhimes; her Shondaland production company has churned out buzzy hits including the current "Tgit" line-up: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away With Murder." The latter show's star, Viola Davis, won a SAG Award for her role on Sunday.

ABC's other drama pilot is a female police procedural called "Broad Squad." The two comedies are higher-profile - one stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo (reuniting from their "Vacation" days), and the other »

- Kelly Woo

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'Frozen' Songwriters Creating Oscars Musical Number

27 January 2015 2:30 AM, PST

With Neil Patrick Harris aboard to host the Oscars, we knew there'd be singing and dancing. But it seems like viewers will get singing and dancing of the highest caliber.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Oscar-winning husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will pen "an original multimedia, musical sequence" for the Feb. 22 ceremony.

Titled "Moving Pictures," the number will feature an "incredibly special song for Neil Patrick Harris and special guests," according to Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The Lopezes are thrilled to work with Harris, who has hosted the Tonys and Emmys, but is emceeing the Oscars for the first time.

Harris, meanwhile, couldn't resist a little "Frozen" joking in his own announcement on Twitter:

Check out my Twitter video #Oscar exclusive! I gots me a scoop! pic.twitter.com/SGQ3oJHDqZ

- Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 27, 2015 »

- Kelly Woo

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'The Fantastic Four' Trailer: Be Ready for What's Coming (Video)

27 January 2015 1:45 AM, PST

The long-awaited first teaser trailer for the reboot of "The Fantastic Four" is here, and it suggests a darker tone for the Marvel property than the previous film incarnations.

The teaser was very much in the style of Christopher Nolan -- highly reminiscent of teasers for "Interstellar" -- with an ominous voice warning, "Human beings have an immeasurable desire to discover ... [But] with every new discovery there is risk," as images flash of Reed Richards (Miles Teller) in a high-tech lab, Sue Storm (Kate Mara) working in front of a bank of computer terminals, and some kind of ship preparing to take off.

Along with Teller and Mara, there are brief glimpses of Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell displaying the superpowers they gain after some kind of experiment/space flight seems to go wrong.

From the teaser, it looks like Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" will sit seamlessly beside other »

- Kelly Woo

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