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Tom Hanks Comedy Classic 'Big' Set For Fox Series Remake

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"Big," the 1988 comedy that earned a fresh-faced Tom Hanks an Oscar nomination, is getting the remake treatment as a TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Fox is looking to make an "event series" out of the Penny Marshall movie, and the project will be scripted by "Enlisted" co-creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce. THR describes the small screen "Big" as a "half-hour comedy, which is envisioned as an ongoing series with a cable model episode count."

The flick starred Hanks as the grown-up version of a young boy who makes a wish at a carnival fortune teller to become "big." He gets his way, with Hanks waking up as the boy in a man's body, where he must suddenly navigate the adult world, while staying true to his (literal) inner child.

So far, Fox has only ordered a script from Biegel and Royce. "Enlisted" didn't fare well with audiences »

- Katie Roberts

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Genesis Rodriguez Talks 'Tusk,' and Has Some Choice Words for the Naysayers

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"Tusk" is all sorts of f**ked up.

The latest from the mind of director Kevin Smith ("Mallrats," "Red State") promises to challenge your assumptions about his filmmaking, and that's putting it lightly. The lone female in the leading ensemble, Genesis Rodriguez, is as gung-ho about the movie as an actor can be, even though she's a self-professed "scaredy cat."

Since the movie is nearly impossible to encapsulate in a short space, we'll just say it involves Justin Long getting kidnapped and transformed into a walrus. Let that sink in. Rodriguez plays Long's unfaithful girlfriend, Ally, who journeys to Manitoba to rescue him alongside Haley Joel Osment and an A-list actor in an unexpected cameo (he's revealed below).

Moviefone Canada chatted with Rodriguez at the Toronto Film Festival, and she candidly discussed her own wimpy tendencies and working with the outstanding cast. She also has a few words for the people who are badmouthing "Tusk. »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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'How to Get Away With Murder' Pilot Breaks DVR Ratings Record

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After bowing to big numbers last Thursday, freshman series "How to Get Away with Murder" is continuing its hot streak by adding 6 million more viewers to its total ratings haul -- and breaking DVR records.

The Shonda Rhimes-produced drama scored 14 million sets of eyeballs last week, but when live plus three data was accounted for, its new total settled around 20.3 million, a whopping number that should make Shondaland pretty happy. For those keeping score at home, that's the highest DVR viewership increase ever, beating out previous L+3 champ "The Blacklist," which set a DVR record back in January with an additional 5.6 million watching a recorded episode of the show.

And the good news doesn't stop there for the Viola Davis vehicle: "Murder"'s 6 million additional viewers placed the show second only to CBS juggernaut "The Big Bang Theory" in terms of the percentage growth of the total size of the audience. »

- Katie Roberts

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The Trailer For 'Tak3n' (Aka: Taken 3) Has Arrived (Video)

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The trailer for Taken 3 err... "Tak3n", is out and it looks like Liam Neeson is back to his old ways of kicking ass and taking names.

After two successful movies featuring a weary Bryan Mills traveling around the world killing criminals to protect his family, "Tak3n" looks to inject a few twists in what could be the final film of the franchise.

Based on the trailer, it looks like Neeson's character will be on the run from the law after mysterious forces frame him for murder. While his daughter, Kim, (played once again by Maggie Grace) won't be kidnapped again (that would just be lousy parenting after all) it looks like Neeson will have to keep her safe from the same people that want him dead or thrown in prison.

In addition to Neeson and Grace, Famke Janssen will return as Mills' wife and Olivier Megaton will be back at the helm to direct. »

- Brian Trinh

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What's On TV Tonight: 'Selfie' Premiere, 'New Girl,' and More TV Picks

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Not sure what to watch on TV this evening? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Every day, we here at Moviefone will share our picks for the shows we think are worth watching tonight. Be prepared! Here's what's on TV Tuesday, September 30:

"Selfie" (ABC, 8 p.m.)

A marketing guru (John Cho) helps a social media obsessed diva (Karen Gillan) make friends in real life in this new "My Fair Lady"-inspired sitcom.

"Manhattan Love Story" (ABC, 8:30)

This new comedy follows a new couple as they begin their relationship. We can also hear their (very differing) inner monologues throughout their dates.

"New Girl" (Fox, 9 p.m.)

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia""s Kristin Olsen guest stars as Jess's dads new girlfriend, who happens to be a high school rival of Jess and CeCe's.

Catch Up On "New Girl" Now »

- Alana Altmann

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Good News, NFL Fans: The FCC Has Overturned the Blackout Rule

6 hours ago

National Football League fans won't have to deal with blacked-out home games anymore: The Federal Communications Commission has overturned the league's blackout rule policy.

The rule, which prohibited local television stations from broadcasting home team games if they didn't sell out, had been in place since the early 1970s in an effort to boost ticket sales. But while attendance at NFL games at the time was relatively low, and ticket revenue was the league's number one money-maker, advertising has since taken over as the top breadwinner, and broadcasters had argued that the rule should go.

And in a unanimous decision, the FCC agreed, saying in a statement Tuesday that the policy was "no longer justified in light of the significant changes in the sports industry since these rules were first adopted nearly forty years ago."

"Blackouts of NFL games are increasingly rare," the FCC added. "The NFL is the most »

- Katie Roberts

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'Taken 3' Trailer: Liam Neeson Is Ready to Face the Consequences

7 hours ago

Can't Liam Neeson catch a break?

First, in "Taken," the guy's daughter is kidnapped. Then, in "Taken 2," his ex-wife is kidnapped. Now, in "Taken 3," he's being set up for murder.

The first full-length trailer for "Tak3n" is now online, and it's much of what you'd expect. Neeson's Bryan Mills is growly and determined. His daughter (Maggie Grace) is confused and sad. Forest Whitaker joins the cast as a law enforcement agent on the hunt for Mills, who's been accused of murder.

"There are things I've done in my life, and I've always been ready to face the consequences, to protect my family," Neeson snarls.

You can mess with the guy once, even twice. But three times? Hell to the no.

"Tak3n" opens in theaters January 9.


- Kelly Woo

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Ben Affleck Has Words With Neil Patrick Harris in This Exclusive 'Gone Girl' Clip (Video)

8 hours ago

There are few movies that are currently being talked about as much as "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel that seemingly everybody read (original author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay for the movie). "Gone Girl" has a starry cast (anchored by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike), a wonderfully twisty-turny narrative, and a can't-stop-listening-to-it score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. (Plus, there is a ton of socio-political commentary that will be done after the film opens, in regards to its views on gender roles, the institution of marriage, and the media.)

Why wouldn't people be talking about?

Well, to ease the wait time left before its opening on Friday (for special advanced fan screenings, click here), we are here to bring you an exclusive clip. Not that it will get you any less pumped. (If you'd like to read our review, you can do so here. »

- Drew Taylor

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Netflix's First Original Movie Will Be A Sequel

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Michelle Yeoh returns as Yu Shu-Lien in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend".

Netflix has found plenty of success with "Orange Is The New Black" but it looks like the online video-streaming service is experimenting with a new colour: green.

The company announced on Tuesday that it will be releasing "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend", its first original movie to date. Speaking of dates, the film is set for a simultaneous release online and in select IMAX theatres come Aug. 28, 2015.

If the movie title rings a bell, that's because "The Green Legend" is a sequel to the first "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", which scored an Oscar back in 2000 for Best Foreign Film. The sequel won't bring back original director Ang Lee, instead picking up Yuen Wo-Ping, who's best known for his martial arts choreography in films like the Matrix trilogy and "Kill Bill 1 & 2".

Michelle Yeoh will return though, »

- Brian Trinh

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'The Guest' Star Dan Stevens Reveals That Method Man Is a Huge 'Downton Abbey' Fan

8 hours ago

On October 10th, one of our very favorite movies of the year expands nationwide, to about 500 screens, after building considerable word-of-mouth and sterling reviews. That movie is "The Guest." And instead of being a stuffy art house movie, which follows a similar rollout (and achieves comparable buzz), "The Guest" is a down-and-dirty genre movie and probably the most fun 100 minutes you'll have in a theater all year.

The movie, from the creators of "You're Next" (writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard), stars Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey" as David, a war veteran who returns to the home of his fallen brother-in-arms. Presenting himself to the family, he says that he is there to just keep an eye on them and maybe stay until he gets back on his feet. But it turns out that David's intentions are much more malevolent, and what starts out as a tableau of suburban »

- Drew Taylor

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David Fincher Considered Directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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When "Star Wars: Episode VII" was just a gleam in LucasFilm's eye, a slew of directors were rumored for the job. J.J. Abrams ended up winning that derby, but, oh, what could've been!

One of those "what if" scenarios that apparently was close to fruition is a David Fincher-directed "Episode VII." The master behind "Se7en," "Fight Club," and the new "Gone Girl" considered taking on the newest film in the iconic franchise.

In an interview with TotalFilm, Fincher admitted to talking to LucasFilm's president, Kathleen Kennedy. But he didn't "know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like."

Fincher worried about meeting the newly-merged studio's expectations. "If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'" he aid.

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- Kelly Woo

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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Set as Netflix's First Feature Film

10 hours ago

Netflix already has networks shaking in their boots; now, it's Hollywood movie studios' turn.

The online streaming service announced that it is partnering with the Weinstein Company to release their first original feature film - a sequel to the 2000 martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

The film will premiere on Netflix and in select IMAX theaters on Aug. 28, 2015. It stars Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen and was directed by Yuen Wo-Ping.

"Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. "We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in the distribution of this film. »

- Kelly Woo

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Best of Late Night TV: Ben Affleck's 'Frozen'-Obsessed Kids, Nph's Wedding, Aretha Franklin Covers Adele (Video)

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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.

"Gone Girl" star Ben Affleck stopped by "The Tonight Show" and chatted with host Jimmy Fallon about his upcoming projects, including his role as Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" follow-up. Affleck admitted that his kids "could give a s--t" that he's playing the Caped Crusader, but "if I were doing the sequel to 'Frozen,' I'd be a hero." The actor said his children want to watch the film so often that he's had to come up with clever ways to cut down on their viewing time, including showing them the clip of Fallon covering "Let It Go" with Idina Menzel, the Roots, and classroom instruments. »

- Katie Roberts

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The First 'Inherent Vice' Trailer Is Finally Upon Us (Video)

29 September 2014 12:57 PM, PDT

The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has finally been unleashed to the world, and it's nothing short of amazing.

With an all-star cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, and Benicio Del Toro, the Thomas Pynchon adaptation feels alive with humor, weirdness, and the perfect amount of cool. In fact, one could call it whimsical. Sort of.

"Inherent Vice" hits theaters December 12, 2014.


- Tim Hayne

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What to Watch This Week: 'Chef,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'In A World...'

29 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Jon Favreau wrote and directed this delicious comedy about a chef named Carl Casper, who quits the biz to start a food truck with help from fellow chef Martin (John Leguizamo) and Carl's son Percy. Sofía Vergara plays Carl's ex-wife, with Dustin Hoffman as Carl's former boss, Scarlett Johansson as the hostess of the restaurant, and Oliver Platt as a food critic whose mean tweets kicked off this whole business.

"The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology"

This Blu-ray box set includes both the theatrical version and the extended director's cut of "The Exorcist," "Exorcist II: The Heretic," "The Exorcist III," and the two prequels, "Exorcist: The Beginning" and "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist." Although this set doesn't boast a whole lot of extras, »

- Jenni Miller

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Fall 2014 TV Guide: October Premiere and Finale Dates

29 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

October is officially upon us, and we're in for an entire new slew of television premieres -- not to mention a few finales. This month is packed with returning favorites and a crop of freshman shows that are poised to be hits ("The Affair," anyone?) and Moviefone's rounded up a day-by-day schedule so you can prepare in advance for a major TV binge. Check out what's on October's docket right here -- and pssst brand new shows are in bold, plus we included a few must-watch previews!

October 1 9/8c Criminal Minds (CBS) 10/9c Stalker (CBS) 10/9c The Bridge Finale (FX) 11/10c Death Valley (Cmt) 11/10c Girl Code (MTV)

October 2 8/7c The Vampire Diaries (CW) 9/8c Bad Judge (NBC) 9/8c Gracepoint (Fox) 9/8c Reign (CW) 9:30/8:30c A To Z (NBC)

October 3 8/7c Last Man Standing (ABC) 8/7c On The Menu (TNT) 10/9c Kendra on Top (We)

October 4 9/8c Survivor's »

- Mehera Bonner

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'SNL' Parody Proves Audiences Will See Anything Marvel Makes (Video)

29 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt hosted the 40th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, and the show couldn't help but poke fun at Marvel's success with the unlikely superhero flick -- and audiences' undying support for seemingly anything and everything the studio produces.

In a fake trailer for supposed upcoming Marvel releases, an announcer notes that "Marvel can't fail," and now doesn't even need recognizable comic book heroes -- or real heroes of any kind, for that matter -- to find big screen success. Instead, the studio is building its next franchises around five random words from the dictionary, the clip says, featuring a pastry chef and an office chair as the next saviors of the universe.

Other upcoming titles from the comic powerhouse include "Marvel's Bus People," "Marvel's Fancy Ghosts," and "Marvel's Pam 2: The Winter Pam." And what would Marvel's take on new sister »

- Katie Roberts

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Here Are the Main Characters in the 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Series

29 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT

While it's not set to debut on AMC until sometime next year, some details about the upcoming "Walking Dead" spin-off series -- including its main cast of characters -- have emerged.

TVLine has the scoop about the six people at the center of the new show, described by the site as follows:

Sean Cabrera | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.

Cody Cabrera | Sean's whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.

Nancy Tompkins | A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there's an edge to her.

Nick Tompkins | Nancy's screwed up teenage son. He's too old to stay home, too scared to flee.

Ashley Tompkins | Nancy's mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother's failures. She loves her »

- Katie Roberts

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Ben Affleck Had a Very Expensive Reason for Not Taking Home His 'Batman v Superman' Batsuit

29 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Superhero memorabilia can be surprisingly pricey, something actor Ben Affleck learned recently while shooting "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

While promoting his part in "Gone Girl" during an interview on "Live with Kelly and Michael," Affleck discussed his role as the caped crusader in the upcoming Zack Snyder flick, joking with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michel Strahan that he expects to get a lot of birthday party appearance requests following the high-profile movie's 2016 release. After Strahan wondered whether or not Affleck will get to keep one of his Batman costumes following the film's wrap, the actor admitted that he did inquire about the possibility -- but faced some sticker shock when producers told him he'd have to pay up for the prop.

"I asked them, 'So, what about maybe taking the suit home at the end of the thing?' And they're like, 'For $100,000 you can,'" Affleck said. »

- Katie Roberts

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Watch Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader Mock Reporter Who Pretended to See 'The Skeleton Twins' (Video)

29 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT

As a journalist, it can be difficult to interview people when you aren't familiar with their work. Denver TV reporter Chris Parente learned that lesson the hard way recently when he chatted with "The Skeleton Twins" stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader without seeing the movie -- and made a huge, awkward blunder.

Things were going relatively smoothly as Parente began the interview with the comedians, asking them to discuss the film's unique tone, which strikes a balance between comedic and dramatic. But then the reporter tried to discuss some more specific details about the film, which he had not seen yet, and things went off the rails.

Parente alluded to Wiig's full-frontal nudity in the flick, asking the actress for tips on how to do the news in the nude. The only problem is, Wiig doesn't get naked in "Skeleton Twins" -- that would be a completely different film, »

- Katie Roberts

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