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The Golden Globes Set the Date for 2016 Ceremony

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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]

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- Katie Roberts

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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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Best of Late Night TV: Louis Ck Defends Patriots Cheating, Channing Tatum Loves Daughter's 'Poop Face' (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.

The Northeast was covered in snow Monday night, and Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were on repeats (not because of the storm, but still). David Letterman pressed on, talking to Louis Ck about the Super Bowl. Louis is from Boston and he's a Patriots fan. He has no problem with the deflated footballs, or with bending the rules to win. He thinks the whole thing is hilarious. In the second video, he talks about how he disappoints his fans. At every live show, he can always spot the fans in the crowd who are disappointed. Channing Tatum was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and he and Jimmy talked about their baby daughters. »

- Gina Carbone

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17 Times Ron Swanson Was Our Hero

26 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST

If there's one person on TV who always tells it like it is, it's Ron Swanson of "Parks and Recreation." We can't help but look to the meat loving, government hating, perpetually surly Pawneean's approach to life, considering his core values are basically food and being left alone. His ideas may be simple ones, but that doesn't make them any less powerful. We salute you, Ron Swanson.

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- Moviefone Staff

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Julia Roberts Will Produce and Star in 'Batkid' Movie

26 January 2015 8:45 AM, PST

Miles Scott captured the world's attention in November 2013 when the then-5-year-old stormed the streets of San Francisco as Batkid, fulfilling his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream of becoming Batman as he battled leukemia in real life. Apparently, he also caught the eye of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, who is set to produce and star in a feature film about Miles.

Deadline reports that Roberts is spearheading a dramatic adaptation of the documentary "Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World." The crowdfunded flick, which just had its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah this weekend, was directed by Dana Nachman and revealed the behind-the-scenes work that went into fulfilling Miles's wish, which brought together tens of thousands of people to transform San Francisco into Gotham, and even moved President Barack Obama to get involved.

The story generated international headlines, prompting Nachman to make the documentary, and eventually leading Roberts »

- Katie Roberts

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Release Date Bumped up to Summer 2015

26 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST

The fifth installment in Tom Cruise's uber-successful "Mission: Impossible" franchise has had its release date moved up: The flick will now premiere in July, instead of its planned holiday release.

No official reason was given by Paramount for the switch, though perhaps the studio wanted to release the sure-to-be-blockbuster flick in the summer months, when big action movies dominate the box office. It could also want "Mission" to avoid getting swallowed by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opens on December 18, only a week ahead of "M:i 5"'s original Christmas Day release date. (And is directed by J.J. Abrams, who's also a producer on "M:i 5.")

According to TheWrap, "M:i 5" will now go up against the "Point Break" remake, Ryan Reynolds's sci-fi flick "Self/Less," and boxing drama "Southpaw," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua. In exchange for swapping out "Mission," Paramount has »

- Katie Roberts

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Fox May Make an 'X-Men' TV Series -- But Needs Marvel's Blessing

26 January 2015 7:20 AM, PST

It's been rumored that Fox wants to turn "X-Men" into a television series, and now one network executive is speaking out about the possibility for the first time.

In an interview with TV Insider, Gary Newman revealed that Fox is indeed interested in making the mutant comic series into a TV show, and that the network is currently in negotiations to do so. There's one major hurdle standing in Fox's way, though: While the company owns the movie rights to the franchise, Marvel still owns the rights to the characters outright, and needs to grant Fox permission to use them again for television.

Making that matter more complicated is Marvel's new owner, Disney, which also owns ABC and has been developing superhero-themed programming for that network ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Agent Carter"), along with Netflix ("Daredevil," "A.K.A. Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist," "Luke Cage"). Marvel may not want to »

- Katie Roberts

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Adam Sandler Lines Up All-Star Cast for His Netflix Movie 'Ridiculous 6'

26 January 2015 6:47 AM, PST

When Adam Sandler secured his lucrative deal with Netflix, it was unclear what the first project from this groundbreaking union would be. Well, The Wrap is reporting that the first film will be Sandler's long-gestating western comedy "Ridiculous 6." What's more, the site is reporting that Sandler has lined up an all-star cast. Apparently, with his first Netflix outing, Sandler wants to go big.

"Ridiculous 6," co-written by Sandler and regular collaborator Tim Herlihy, will star Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Nick Nolte, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford and returning Sandler favorites Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider (so I guess he patched up whatever beef he had with Sandler that kept him out of "Grown Ups 2"), Dan Aykroyd, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, John Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Whew, that's a lot of people.

What's somewhat more iffy about the project is the fact that it's a comedic western, »

- Drew Taylor

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David Tennant to Play Villain in 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

26 January 2015 6:15 AM, PST

The cast for upcoming Netflix series "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones" is shaping up nicely, with David Tennant signing on to play the villain.

Marvel announced the casting Monday, revealing that Tennant would play a character called Kilgrave. "An enigmatic figure from Jessica's past, Kilgrave's reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero's world," the announcement said.

The "Doctor Who" alum joins the previously-cast Krysten Ritter, who's playing Jessica, and Mike Colter, who's playing Luke Cage.

Series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg praised Tennant's talent, noting that the actor's unique delivery would "make Kilgrave a truly original villain."

"Anyone familiar with David's work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, a level we knew we would need from the man playing Kilgrave," added Jeph Loeb, an executive producer on "Jessica" and Marvel's Head of Television. "While most know him for his roles as a hero, »

- Katie Roberts

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 26 - February 1

26 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST

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

"Fury"

David Ayer's WWII action/drama boasts an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, and Logan Lerman as members of a tank crew headed right into Nazi territory. Definitely for fans of gruesome war movies, so if that doesn't whet your whistle, keep on rolling.

"The Book of Life"

Guillermo del Toro produced this animated family film inspired by Mexican folkore. Although it got mixed reviews from critics, the animation alone makes it worth a look. And, hey, don't you need a break from "Frozen"?

"Downton Abbey: Season 5"

If you haven't caught up to all the "Upstairs Downstairs"-style drama in this PBS series, well, now's your chance. If you're just a diehard collector, the three-disc Blu-ray comes with 40 minutes of supplemental material. »

- Jenni Miller

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The 'Full House' Cast Reunited for Creator Jeff Franklin's Birthday (Photos, Video)

26 January 2015 5:45 AM, PST

It seems like everywhere you look, the "Full House" cast is reuniting. Most recently, the gang got together to celebrate the birthday of show creator Jeff Franklin -- and bust out a rendition of the sitcom's classic theme song.

Cast members of the beloved Tgif staple gathered on Saturday night to honor their onetime boss, posing for photos and even taking to the stage to sing "Everywhere You Look," the "Full House" theme song. Just about every major actor from the series -- minus the Olsen twins and Dave Coulier -- was there, including John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky), Bob Saget (Danny), Candice Cameron Bure ( D.J.), Jodi Sweetin (Stephanie), and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler).

Rumors have swirled since last summer that some sort of "Full House" reboot or spin-off is in the works, and the cast's continuing closeness only adds fuel to the fire. Could we »

- Katie Roberts

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Oscars 2015: It's a Real Race, But Not Between the Movies You Think

26 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST

Remember just a couple weeks ago, in the days leading up to the Oscar nominations, when there was so much handwringing about how, instead of the populist slate the Academy might have preferred, all the likely nominees were obscure little films that few moviegoers had seen, meaning there would be little rooting interest for viewers and the ratings for the Academy Awards ceremony would plummet? Well, that's not a problem anymore.

There's finally one bona fide blockbuster among the Best Picture nominees: "American Sniper," which has grossed more than $200 million at this writing and may reach $300 million by the time the Oscar show is telecast, four weeks from now.

What's more, there's a genuine cultural battle being fought, at least on the op-ed pages, in blogs, and on cable talk-fests, between "American Sniper" and "Selma." Not that this makes much sense; aside from Best Picture nominations and questions about their historical accuracy, »

- Gary Susman

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Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

26 January 2015 4:04 AM, PST

There is perfect casting and then there's this -- Emma Watson, best known as Hermione Granger from the "Harry Potter" films (and who has essayed tremendous roles in both "Noah" and "The Bling Ring" in the years since) will star as Belle in Disney's live action musical version of their groundbreaking "Beauty and the Beast."

What's interesting about this is that Watson was all set to play the same character in a Warner Bros production entitled "Beauty," which was overseen by Guillermo del Toro. When del Toro left the project last June, Warner Bros started to waffle and Disney came courting the young star for their version of the story. (According to The Wrap, they did so with del Toro's blessing.) This is going to be a big musical version of the story, very much in keeping with Disney's animated feature, the first-ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. »

- Drew Taylor

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