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A Remastered, HD Version of 'The Wire' Is Coming to HBO... Eventually

13 hours ago

HBO is remastering classic series "The Wire" in high definition, though plans for an upcoming rebroadcast are murky at best.

A new teaser promoting a "replay marathon" of the show on HBO Signature promised to broadcast every episode from the series -- which ran for five seasons from 2002 through 2008 on the cable network -- beginning later this week. The episodes are set to be remastered in HD for the first time.

But while HBO confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that there are indeed plans to remaster the series, the promo promising the marathon would start on September 4 "ran prematurely," and the network does "not have further information regarding the timeline" of when such a rebroadcast might occur.

While that might be a bit of a bummer for fans of the series hoping to catch it on the air once again (or for those who never saw it the first time who »

- Katie Roberts

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Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter With Anti-Bullying Message

14 hours ago

Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams, returned to Twitter this week with a powerful anti-bullying message, after she deleted her account due to what she deemed "cruel and unnecessary" attacks centered around her father's suicide.

The younger Williams wrote on Monday a simple "Thank you" message, which also included a link to her personal Tumblr page, with a quote she attributed to Harvey Fierstein, her father's "Mrs. Doubtfire" costar.

"Never be bullied into silence," the quote said. "Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones [sic] definition of your life; define yourself."

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

- Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

Williams had told her followers in a tweet sent out on August 13 that she was deactivating her account after being on the receiving end of malicious messages concerning her father's death, including edited images purportedly showing his body. Robin Williams »

- Katie Roberts

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The 'Escape From New York' Reboot May Feature Charlie Hunnam in an Eye Patch

14 hours ago

There hasn't been much news on the "Escape From New York" reboot front since the flick was first announced way back in March 2013. But according to a new report, plans for the movie are still in motion -- and the production is zeroing in on its Snake Plissken.

Starlog writes that Charlie Hunnam is at the top of producers' wish list to play the iconic eye patch-wearing character. The site's sources note that Hunnam is "currently the top contender now that his run on Sons Of Anarchy has concluded, although it is unclear if his commitments to Pacific Rim 2 will leave the actor unavailable."

Hunnam is also in the running for the lead in director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur," leaving his plate pretty full to be taking on new projects. So who else has the "Escape" reboot set in its sights? Two other actors that Starlog's sources name as »

- Katie Roberts

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Never Fear, 'Game of Thrones' Fans: You'll See Cersei Naked After All

15 hours ago

"Game of Thrones" producers were in a tough spot recently when their filming permit application was rejected by Croatian officials, citing religious objections to a nude scene set to be filmed in and around a local church. But a new report says that the show was able to come to an agreement with the government, and shooting of the scene in question will commence -- with some adjustments.

TMZ reports that officials from the Church of St. Nicholas -- whose power is absolute in Dubrovik, Croatia, where "Game of Thrones" is currently filming -- relented to producers' pleas to allow them to shoot the sequence, which features Cersei emerging naked from a church, and wandering through the streets. While the scene is an iconic one from George R.R. Martin's books, church leaders didn't see it that way, denying access due to an objection over public displays of sexuality.

However, »

- Katie Roberts

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Here Are the 10 Best 'Star Wars' Fights Ever (Video)

15 hours ago

All "Star Wars" fights are out of this world, but some just take the cake.

The official Star Wars website just released their definitive ranking of the 10 best fights in a galaxy far, far away and it's likely going to cause a little controversy. Let's just say the No. 1 lightsaber battle doesn't include Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker.

Each fight is unique and incredible in its own way, though, and they're getting us particularly excited to see what J.J. Abrams's "Star Wars" vision has in store. Will "Episode VII" take over the top spot? We'll have to wait and see.

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- Jonny Black

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Idris Elba Threatens a Baby in This 'No Good Deed' Exclusive Clip

15 hours ago

When Idris Elba wants to be scary, oh, can he be scary!

The guy who was so powerfully menacing as Stringer Bell on "The Wire" and brooding as a detective on "Luther" once again taps into his dark side in "No Good Deed." Elba plays a stranger who kidnaps a former district attorney (Taraji P. Henson) and her two young children.

In this exclusive clip, Elba shows how far he's willing to go to evade the law when Henson's car is pulled over by the police. He grabs her baby out of the back seat, growling, "It's just a little motivation to keep your mouth shut." But can she do that when the policeman asks her to step out of the car?

Find out, when "No Good Deed" hits theaters September 12.

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- Kelly Woo

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Kevin Costner Can't Catch a Break in This Exclusive 'Draft Day' Deleted Scene (Video)

16 hours ago

Kevin Costner's character catches a lot of grief from fans and football experts for his unorthodox decision-making in "Draft Day," and this deleted scene from the flick -- appearing as an extra on the film's DVD and Blu-ray releases, out today -- shows just how far that unhappiness flows.

The clip, premiering today exclusively on Moviefone, begins with Costner explaining how the public has been "beating up" his general manager character, Sonny Weaver, over his draft day plans, and how he can't seem to catch a break from anyone. While the scene Costner's describing was ultimately scrapped, it perfectly encapsulates a female fan's frustrations with her local football team -- but more importantly, the people in charge of it.

In the scene, Sonny pulls into a gas station only to be berated by the fan in question, who warns him that if he "screw[s] up this draft, [he]'ll screw up our team, »

- Katie Roberts

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Why 'Point Break' Just May Be 1991's Perfect Movie

16 hours ago

In a crazy turn of events, Keanu Reeves is 50 years old. To honor the actor's five-decades-old milestone, we're celebrating one of his best movies, "Point Break," and explain why it fits its year of release, 1991, so perfectly.

Prior to the early '90s classic, Reeves hadn't really ventured into action movies and was best known for playing a pretty boy, high school stoner in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). "Point Break" would change all that. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), the movie paired Reeves with an established star and co-heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, fresh off hits like "Road House" (1989) and "Ghost" (1990). Together, they would create a surfing bromance too good to be true.

Set against the backdrop of the coastal Los Angeles area, "Point Break" captured the surfing culture of the region, while simultaneously depicting the criminal underbelly of the city. Los Angeles had long been the bank robbery capital of the world, »

- Jonny Black

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Disney Nixed Stan Lee's Original Cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

17 hours ago

Marvel man Stan Lee has done it all in the movie adaptations of his comic books -- everything from selling hot dogs to playing chess to judging a beauty pageant. But one thing he won't be doing in a cameo? Giving someone the finger.

According to Collider, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn recently revealed that Lee's original cameo in them movie was supposed to be very different.

He had "planned to have Lee in one of the Collector's exhibits. Groot would then look at the exhibit aghast, to which Lee would flick off the large tree creature," the site says.

But Disney nixed the idea, so Lee wound up appearing as part of the crowd on the planet Xandar, where he was talking to a much younger woman. So, Lee playing a creepy old man is Ok, and flicking off Groot isn't?

Perhaps Disney was uncomfortable with Lee »

- Kelly Woo

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They're Still Talking About Making a '24' Movie

18 hours ago

Pretty much since the moment the series finale of "24" aired in May 2010, the people involved with it -- producers, star Kiefer Sutherland, other cast members, the caterers -- have talked about making a follow-up movie.

You'd think that talk would be moot after Fox commissioned and aired the successful 12-episode limited series "24: Live Another Day." Well, you'd think wrong. According to TV Line, people are Still talking about making a "24" movie.

Sources tell the site that Imagine Entertainment, which produces the show, has an idea, but has yet to pitch it to 20th Century Fox. That's where things get complicated; since "Live Another Day" was a hit, Fox may want to make another limited series.

"We haven't had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I'm sure we will in the future," said Fox Networks Group Chairman CEO Peter Rice in July. "It's a wonderful franchise. When »

- Kelly Woo

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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Trailer Is Really Playing With Fire (Video)

18 hours ago

"Downton is catching up with the times we live in," says Mrs. Hughes in the new trailer for "Downton Abbey."

"That is exactly what I'm afraid of," Carson replies. Oh, Carson!

Season 5 of the hit British drama -- which premieres in the U.K. on Sept. 21 and in the U.S. in January -- won't feature plastic water bottles, but judging by the trailer, it will have sex, alcohol, and a fire! Will Downton burn to the ground? From the brief glimpses we get, Branson carries Sybbie and George to the rescue (whew!).

The intrigue is just as hot, as Mary is still flirting with Lord Gillingham; new cast member Richard E. Grant seems to be flirting with Lady Grantham; Jimmy hooks up with a mystery woman; and the servants want to be treated like people, too. See what the Dowager Countess has to say about that.

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- Kelly Woo

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Another 'Game of Thrones' Actor Is Joining 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

19 hours ago

From swashbuckling with swords to dueling with light sabers?

That might be the case for "Game of Thrones" actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel (Arya's sword teacher) in season 1. BBC News reports that he has landed a minor role in "Star Wars: Episode VII." Yerolemou joins fellow "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) in the highly-anticipated space saga.

As Syrio, Yerolemou was last seen in season 1, episode 8, "The Pointy End," when he helped Arya flee Lannister guards by taking them on himself. "The First Sword of Braavos does not run," he declared.

It's not a big leap to imagine Yerolemou might have a light saber in his hand. The actor is an experienced on-screen sword fighter. He's also appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and most recently filmed a role in the BBC adaptation of "Wolf Hall."

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is currently filming with a sprawling cast »

- Kelly Woo

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8 Stars Toronto Could Do Without at Tiff

22 hours ago

It's no secret that stars aren't always on their best behaviour at all times. After all, when the whole world worships you, it can pretty easily go straight to your head. It can make you believe that the same rules of etiquette (and even the law) don't apply to you. You're above it.

We've all heard whispers of Mariah's demands for white furniture, Beyonce's insistence on brand-new toilet seats and Britney's strict orders for Cheetos and cheeseburgers. But diva behavior isn't limited to divas. A handful of actors have infamously worn out their welcome on the Toronto Film Festival's red carpet with their diva antics and entitled behaviour. And hey, we're Canadian; that kind of attitude doesn't really fly at the film festival renowned for bringing stars and regular folks together to bask in a mutual love of cinema.

While most stars are nothing but gracious at Tiff, there are a few whose ridiculous demands, »

- Moviefone Staff

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