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'Game of Thrones' Unveils Mysterious Season 5 Teaser and Site

26 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST

Quoth the raven, "I see a darkness in you."

Those spooky words are uttered in a new, very brief (literally, 10 seconds) teaser from "Game of Thrones" season 5. HBO released it via Twitter:

The raven brings #TheSight. Receive the power at: http://t.co/9fNrrJIGHG https://t.co/LknnRX0f4D

- Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 25, 2014

We get a fleeting glimpse at Arya as she pierces some random with Needle. Then, the teaser urges us to "Receive the power of the sight" at ThreeEyedRaven.com. There's not much to see the website, though except a chance to sign up to receive updates on season 5, which should premiere this spring.

Last we saw Arya, she had escaped Sandor "The Hound" Clegane and Brienne of Tarth, and got on a ship headed to the city of Braavos. She used the coin that Jaqen gave her and uttered the phrase "valar morghulis" - »

- Kelly Woo

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'Horrible Bosses 2' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Workplace Comedy

26 November 2014 5:03 AM, PST

When 2011's "Horrible Bosses" came to an end, did you find yourself wondering (aloud), "What happens next?" Well, you're in luck, because this week "Horrible Bosses 2" is going to answer all of those questions (and then some).

"Horrible Bosses 2" has Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day reprising their respective roles from the first film, and this time the hapless trio gets involved in a scheme to kidnap the son (Chris Pine) of a rich entrepreneur (Christoph Waltz) who has screwed them out of a big deal. Yes, they've downgraded from murder to kidnapping. Hey, times are tough all over.

But does this sequel bring the yuks? Or should you skip this one and instead just go to town on Thanksgiving leftovers? Read on to find out!

1. There Aren't Really Any Bosses in This One

The movie is called "Horrible Bosses 2" but there aren't really any bosses, »

- Drew Taylor

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Candace Cameron Bure Loves These Five Family-Friendly Holiday Films

26 November 2014 4:30 AM, PST

Candace Cameron Bure has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. This past year she came in third overall on Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars," became a New York Times best-selling author, and soon you can catch her in a new Hallmark film, "Christmas Under Wraps."

Candace is a mom of three and she's appeared in a few Christmas movies over the years, so she knows a thing or two about what to watch with your family over the holidays. Here are five holiday films the actress thinks you should watch with the kids at home.

"Christmas Under Wraps" premieres Saturday, November 29 at 8/7c on Hallmark. »

- Moviefone Staff

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James Cameron Uses Outdated Slang to Hype 'Avatar' Sequels

26 November 2014 3:42 AM, PST

It's pretty apparent that James Cameron is a certifiable madman. When he's not launching risky, technologically unproven science fiction epics, he's traveling down to the bottom of the ocean in a one-man submarine or something equally insane and death defying. And in talking about his sequels to "Avatar," Cameron has decided to try something even loonier: bring back outdated slang in an attempt to get people excited for a trio of sequels that we're not sure anybody is actually all that excited about.

Speaking with Empire Magazine (via our good friends at Collider), Cameron teased that he could only reveal one thing about the new movies (the first of which opens in December of 2017): "They're gonna be bitchin'. You will sh*t yourself with your mouth wide open." It can only be assumed that he said that after doing a sweet kick flip off of his skateboard, while wearing a backwards baseball cap. »

- Drew Taylor

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'Horrible Bosses 2' Review: Why the Comedy Sequel Isn't As Horrible As You Might Think

26 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST

The first "Horrible Bosses" landed as a solid hard-r hit back in 2011, thanks to audiences falling for Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as a lovably bumbling trio of would-be criminals. Well, that, and the appeal of watching Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston saying dirty words.

So Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are back again for "Horrible Bosses 2," having ditched the nine-to-five to start their own business. But even though they're their own horrible bosses now, they're still having problems with upper-management types, in the form of the father/son team of potential investors Bert and Rex Hanson, played by Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine.

Of course, comedy sequels haven't always had the best track record; it's a delicate balance recapturing what worked in the first film without just delivering the same movie with new punchlines. (See: "The Hangover Part II.") Not to mention, three idiots »

- Rick Mele

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10 Christmas Movies That Haven't Aged Well

26 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST

In Charles Dickens's immortal "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas present, the ghost of Christmas past, and the ghost of Christmas future. When it comes to Christmas movies, there are plenty of titles that you've watched in the past, a few that you watch now, and even less that you'd watch in the future. Somehow, this analogy made more sense before I downed several jumbo-sized cartons of egg-nog.

What we're trying to say is that there are Christmas classics, Christmas movies that you maybe watch if it's on television but don't think about, and then there are Christmas movies that have just aged horribly. The very notion of a Christmas movie is one that has an air of timelessness, since you want to be able to watch those movies once every year (tis the season); we've decided to choose some of »

- Drew Taylor

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Best of Late Night TV: Evangeline Lilly's Odd Costume, Pregnant Emily Blunt Saved Meryl Streep's Life (Video)

25 November 2014 11:30 PM, PST

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.

Evangeline Lilly showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in this odd Mad Hatter circus type outfit. As Jimmy asked, "What the hell are you wearing?" It's a costume tied to her "Squickerwonkers" children's book. She wrote this story when she was 14. Evangeline is so bubbly and fun but, man, she is unrecognizable as Kate from "Lost" or Tauriel from "The Hobbit." Guess that's an actress for you! Jimmy said Evangeline had previously mentioned retiring from acting, and she did retire, but Peter Jackson called her out of retirement for "The Hobbit." (Don't worry, she does know that Tauriel was not actually in the book, that part is just a »

- Gina Carbone

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'Get Hard' Trailer: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Prep for Prison (Video)

25 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST

The trailer for "Get Hard," a new comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, has finally arrived.

The film focuses on James (Ferrell), a hedge fund manager who's convicted of fraud and set for a prison sentence. With only 30 days before his stint behind bars begins, James wants to learn how to "get hard," and enlists Darnell (Hart) for help. Unfortunately, Darnell is a small business owner who knows nothing about life in prison.

If that set-up sounds ripe for disaster, the comic talents of Ferrell and Hart should save "Get Hard" from being too insensitive; it seems more silly than anything else. According to the flick's official synopsis, James and Darnell work together to "do whatever it takes for James to 'get hard' and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things - including each other."

We'll see just how successful that mission is. »

- Katie Roberts

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'Frozen' Continues World Domination, Beats Barbie in Toy Sales

25 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST

When it comes to toy sales this holiday season, Barbie has been "Frozen" out.

Merchandise featuring Disney's blockbuster animated musical has been dominating sales and wish lists this year, with "Frozen" items knocking Barbie off of the top of the toy aisle food chain. A survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation -- which polls consumers annually about their buying habits -- asked shoppers what they planned to buy for boys and girls this year, and "Frozen"-centric gifts were the top choice for girls.

Twenty percent of parents told the Nrf that they were buying items featuring Anna, Elsa, and Olaf for their daughters, compared with just 16.8 percent who said they planned to purchase something Barbie-related. This marks the first time in the Nrf survey's 11-year existence that Barbie didn't claim the top spot for girls.

Another film no doubt influenced the top-seller for boys, too: Lego products were »

- Katie Roberts

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George Eads, Last Original 'CSI' Cast Member, to Leave Show

25 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST

After 15 seasons with CBS stalwart "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," George Eads is leaving the show.

Eads, who has starred as Nick Stokes since the show's pilot, is planning to exit the series following the close of its current season. He is the last remaining original "CSI" cast member, following the exit of Paul Guilfoyle (Capt. Jim Brass) after the end of season 14 earlier this year.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Eads's decision to split was "an amicable one" with CBS. The network had previously downgraded the 15th season of the show from 22 to 18 episodes, the first time it's ever reduced "CSI"'s episode order.

Eads's exit is just the latest in a revolving door of casting shakeups that have been ongoing throughout the last few years of the show's run. Per THR:

The procedural ... said farewell to stars William Petersen and Gary Dourdan after season nine. Marg Helgenberger departed after »

- Katie Roberts

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What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

25 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST

Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.

On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe classic "Almost Famous," Oscar-winning "American Beauty," and horror hits "Oculus" and "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Oh, and let's not forget '80s classic "Troop Beverly Hills," '90s cult favorite "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

And there's plenty to love about what's coming on the TV front: "American Horror Story: Coven" finally gets its day on Netflix, "Sharknado 2" storms its way to streaming, and Brit hit "Broadchurch" finally lands stateside. Oh, and December sees the premiere of the hotly anticipated Netflix Original series "Marco Polo" on the 12th.

Here's a much »

- Tim Hayne

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This New 'Sherlock' Image of Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman Is Delightful (Photo)

25 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST

In promotion of the newest season "Sherlock" -- which audiences won't see until 2016 -- the BBC has posted a teaser image on Twitter that's equal parts old-fashioned, humorous, and downright delightful.

The photo shows Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) dressed up as old-timey versions of their characters, complete with over-the-top hats and a whimsical mustache for Watson. It's unclear what the pair are looking at, but from the expression on Watson's face, he's not too pleased about it.

#221back #Sherlock #notkidding pic.twitter.com/iTfDqfJI0R

- BBC One (@BBCOne) November 25, 2014

Perhaps the image is a nod to the sadness that fans are feeling over the long gap between when audiences can expect to see the pair on the small screen again. A "Sherlock" Christmas special is set to air around the holidays in late 2015, with a fourth season of the series slated to start sometime »

- Katie Roberts

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J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Script Is Finished and 'Wonderful'

25 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST

It's not set to hit theaters for another two years, but J.K. Rowling has officially finished the script for her "Harry Potter" spin-off, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

David Heyman, who produced all eight "Potter" flicks and is set to produce "Beasts," revealed the news in an interview with The Telegraph while promoting his latest release, "Paddington."

"Jo [Rowling] has written a wonderful script," Heyman said. "It's early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I'm just really excited about it."

And in another interview with The Telegraph, Heyman heaped even more praise on the author and her work on her screenwriting debut.

"She is so smart, and her turn of phrase, the precision of the language she uses, is a joy to behold," the producer said.

While Heyman hinted that filming would start soon, there's still been no announcements about casting for the flick, »

- Katie Roberts

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10 Greatest Thanksgiving TV Episodes Ever

25 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST

It doesn't really feel like Thanksgiving until those holiday-themed TV episodes start airing, right? And while its the time of year when there's a good excuse for your favorite shows to exercise gimmicks, sometimes these episodes really deliver. Sometimes they're the best of the season.

Nothing screams quality holiday time like sitting in front of a glaring screen, so we've rounded up the 10 best Turkey Day episodes of all time. Plus, we've directed you to where to watch them. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. And happy watching! »

- Alana Altmann

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President Obama Loves Meryl Streep as Much as the Rest of Us (Video)

25 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST

Presidents: They're just like us.

In a ceremony Monday night awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to 19 men and women, President Barack Obama revealed that, like many Americans, he's a huge fan of Meryl Streep. So much so, in fact, that she was selected to receive the medal, and was also on the receiving end of a laudatory speech from the leader of the free world.

"I love Meryl Streep," Obama said during the ceremony at the White House. "I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it."

The president also noted that Streep "has done it all for her craft," even "sung Abba," a nod to the actress's performance in 2008's "Mama Mia." Obama also mentioned the obvious: Streep, a three-time Oscar winner, has won a ton of awards throughout her career. »

- Katie Roberts

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Here Are the 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

25 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST

Nominees for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, with films such as "Birdman," "Selma," "Boyhood," and "Whiplash" racking up multiple nods.

"Birdman" led the pack with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, and nods in all four acting categories. "Selma" and "Boyhood" tied at five nominations apiece, while "Whiplash" scored four.

The Independent Spirit Awards are seen as an alternative to the Oscars, and are given out to films that are made for less than $20 million. They also hand out a special statuette to a film made for less than $500,000.

This year, "Foxcatcher" (starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo) and "Inherent Vice" were cited for a special distinction award and the Robert Altman Award, respectively. Oscar hopefuls including Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler"), Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Michael Keaton ("Birdman"), and Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood") also received nominations.

The awards will be handed out on February »

- Katie Roberts

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It's Official: 'Wonder Woman' Movie Lassos Michelle MacLaren to Direct

25 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST

After some recent speculation, it's now official: Michelle MacLaren will direct the "Wonder Woman" movie.

MacLaren, known for her work on television shows such as "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," and "The Walking Dead," had been in the running for the job for some time, but only recently became the frontrunner after talks over the summer fizzled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade adds that MacLaren was reportedly vying for the post alongside fellow female directors Jennifer Kent (horror flick "The Babadook") and Lesli Linka Glatter ("Homeland").

Studio Warner Bros. specifically sought a woman to helm the film, THR writes, a nod to the female empowerment message of the "Wonder Woman" comics. A woman has never directed a tentpole superhero flick -- Patty Jenkins came the closest after signing on to helm Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," but eventually left the film -- and the team behind "Wonder Woman »

- Katie Roberts

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'Pan' Trailer Introduces Peter, Hook, Tiger Lily, and Neverland (Video)

25 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST

The first trailer for "Pan," the origin story for classic character Peter Pan, is finally here, and it's chock full of eye-popping visuals as well as versions of the iconic characters we've come to know and love over the years.

"Pan" takes us back to the time before Peter adopted that moniker, when he was abandoned by his mother at a wartime orphanage. Peter (played by newcomer Levi Miller) is already a bit of a scamp, defiantly throwing a dish of food and standing on a table, skills he'll hone as the eventual leader of the Lost Boys.

He's kidnapped by Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and taken to Neverland, where he and his fellow orphans are forced into some sort of hard labor (mining, maybe? It's a bit unclear). There, he meets Hook (Garrett Hedlund, playing a pre-hook-handed version of the captain) and Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara).

The flick certainly has impressive-looking effects, »

- Katie Roberts

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The 'Jurassic World' Trailer You've Been Waiting for Is Finally Here (Video)

25 November 2014 4:18 AM, PST

At long last, the "Jurassic World" trailer we've all been waiting for is here... and two days earlier than expected. Watch it below.

After long last, we get more details on the story. This time around, Jurassic World is a full-fledged dino-filled safari park, complete with aquatic prehistoric beasts (yeah, we get the "Jaws" joke/reference), but, in true "Jurassic" franchise fashion, things go terribly, murderously wrong. You see, the park's scientists have been secretly working on a highly intelligent, extremely dangerous dino hybrid (why, science, why?!), one that inevitably escapes and wreaks havoc on the park, much to the dismay of a very serious Chris Pratt.

And, if we were to hazard a guess, team Jurassic World uses the park's non-hybrid, classic dinos to track down and then help take down the new breed. Wait until the end of the trailer and you'll see what we mean.

"Jurassic World, »

- Tim Hayne

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'The Interview' Trailer: James Franco and Seth Rogen Invade North Korea

25 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST

Seth Rogen and James Franco seem to have a pact to make ridiculous, yet funny, movies together. The "Pineapple Express" stars are reuniting in the Rogen-directed "The Interview," which might have the most ludicrous premise yet.

As a new trailer reveals, Franco is a talk show host, and Rogen is his producer. They land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but their big moment becomes much more complicated when the CIA recruits them to take out Kim during the interview.

Yes, it's totally wacko, but in the hands of this duo, "The Interview" would be some hilarious fun. The movie opens in theaters December 25.

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- Kelly Woo

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