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'The Dressmaker' Trailer Has Sexy Kate Winslet, Shirtless Liam Hemsworth

7 hours ago

Everything about "The Dressmaker" -- a revenge dramedy described as "Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven with a sewing machine" -- looks perfect. There's gorgeous Kate Winslet in full glam mode as Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful misfit who returns to her middle-of-nowhere home in Australia after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. There's Liam Hemsworth, all shirtless perfection, as pure-hearted star footballer (and love interest) Teddy. There's Judy Davis as Tilly's ailing, eccentric mother. And wouldn't you know it, there's Hugo Weaving dressing in women's clothes again.

"The Dressmaker" is based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, following Tilly as she transforms the locals with her fashions and, in the process, exacts revenge on those who once wrongly accused her of murder. Here's the new international trailer from Universal Pictures Australia:

"The Dressmaker" will premiere in September at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and it's set for release October 22 in Australia. »

- Gina Carbone

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Giant Inflatable Minion Flies Into Traffic, Causing Car Damage and Bad Puns

8 hours ago

Surely this is a sign of the apocalypse: On August 2, a giant -- 30-40 foot -- inflatable "Minions" character broke free and flew onto the highway north of Dublin, Ireland. One witness told the local news The Journal that the Minion knocked the side-mirror off his car. There were no human injuries reported, but traffic was stalled and the public was appalled. Because enough about the Minions already. They were everywhere all summer and now they have to take over the highways?

"I'm not sure how it got loose but I just saw it coming loose and flying across the road as we were driving," Erin Van Londen told The Journal. "We got quite a shock. Luckily it didn't seem to cause much damage."

Despicable! So much for the luck of the Irish -- the odds of this happening must've been a Minion to one! Even though the Minion was quickly deflated, »

- Gina Carbone

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 3 - 9

8 hours ago

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 Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

The final chapter of Bilbo Baggins' "Hobbit" adventure is airing August 8 on HBO as part of its Saturday Night Movies. It'll be on HBO Now, the network's standalone streaming service, on the same day. So if you don't already have HBO as part of your cable package but want to watch the TV shows ("Game of Thrones," "True Detective," etc.) and movies, you can just order HBO Now to stream the content.

"Difficult People"

Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner star in this new Hulu Original series, which premieres August 5. Julie and Billy play more annoying and less successful versions of themselves -- aspiring comics living, working and struggling in NYC »

- Gina Carbone

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New 'Spider-Man' Writers Confirm No Origin Story, Tease Peter Parker 'Departure'

9 hours ago

The new "Spider-Man" movie, starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, is still in the "extremely early" stages. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been announced as the writers, and while talking about their new movie "Vacation," they teased several details on the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie. They noted that they have a meeting set up at the end of the week to go over logistics and other ideas, so everything is only just starting to be put in motion. But Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently talked about the new movie being like a "soap opera in high school," comparing it to a John Hughes movie, and the writers shared more on that theme.

As Daley told Grantland (see the video below):

We're so pumped about it and Marvel seems to be doing everything right. We're both such huge fans of the stuff that they've been putting out. And »

- Gina Carbone

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Amy Schumer Makes Emotional Pitch for Tighter Gun Control, Mental Health Care

10 hours ago

In late July, a shooter open fired during a showing of Amy Schumer's movie "Trainwreck," killing two people and injuring nine. Amy issued a brief statement after the tragedy, but she did not stop there. She and her cousin, who happens to be Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), held a press conference on Monday, August 3 to discuss the need for more gun control and mental health care to prevent future shootings.

Mashable has a breakdown of the press conference, during which the two Schumers proposed three actions.

1. Sen. Schumer unveiled new legislation that aimed to financially reward states that "submit all necessary records into the background check system and creates penalties for states that do not submit all records."

2. The pair called on the Department of Justice to write a report "comparing all states' standards for involuntary mental health commitment," and pushed for "federal recommendations" for best practices.

3. They called »

- Gina Carbone

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An Animated Movie About Pez Dispensers? Yes, It's Happening!

11 hours ago

Sweet! As some wise Legos once sang, "Everything is awesome," so that has to include a Pez movie. Right?

According to Entertainment Weekly, Envision Media Arts is developing an animated movie based on the Pez candy dispensers. Cameron Fay, who wrote the comedy "Brother in Laws," is writing the script. Ema CEO and founder Lee Nelson said, in a statement via TheWrap, "Pez candy is beloved by children and adults alike. With Cameron Fay we've created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many."

No word yet on the movie's plot, but if you've ever seen those rows of Pez candies you can imagine they have a ton of characters to work with. I mean, Star Wars Pez could take on the Smurfs or form an alliance with the X-Men Pez to conquer the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Bugs Bunny could fall »

- Gina Carbone

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Radio Hosts Defend Creepy, Awkward 'Fantastic Four' Interview

11 hours ago

First it was Cara Delevingne, now it's the cast of "Fantastic Four." Sigh. This interview, though, almost seems designed to go viral -- like that was the only point of the awkward commentary. But Buzzfeed talked to Rock 100.5 Morning host Jason Bailey, after his and Southside Steve Rickman's interview, and he insisted the questions and comments -- about Johnny and Sue Storm as black and white siblings, and Kate Mara having sexy toes and unsexy short hair -- weren't meant to get anyone worked up.

First, here's the interview, which was filmed to show the radio hosts as well as the cast:

Afterward, Jason Bailey had an e-mail exchange with BuzzFeed and said the questions weren't intended to be incendiary.

Absolutely not! That's not mine or the show's thing. Look, not a huge fan of these controlled 5-7 minute interview junkets they run in the first place but I »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch Stephen Colbert's New 'Late Show' Promos, Featuring Mitt Romney

12 hours ago

David Letterman is irreplaceable, but Stephen Colbert is filling his shoes, and desk, as host of "The Late Show" starting September 8. CBS just started airing new "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" promos, with three brief spots appearing over the weekend.

Here are the new promos, including one with the real Mitt Romney and his pancake promise disappointment:

That was not the card we were thinking of, but totally agree that that's a sweet Trapper Keeper.

It'll be interesting to see how the late night world looks after this latest shift. There have already been a lot of changes this year. Craig Ferguson left "The Late Late Show" and James Corden stepped in, with his very Jimmy Fallon-like games and viral videos. David Letterman retired and now Stephen Colbert is ready to debut. And Jon Stewart is getting ready to leave on August 6, with Trevor Noah poised to take his »

- Gina Carbone

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'Downton Abbey' Final Season Spoilers: 'Not Everyone Will Have a Happy Ending'

13 hours ago

"Downton Abbey" Season 6, aka the final season, premieres Sunday, January 3, 2016 on PBS. We are expecting somewhat of a satisfying conclusion -- with weddings, reunions, and other stuff to give us the happy sniffles -- but it sounds like some sad tears may be shed as well.

"We've got 20 or so main characters. There's a lot to get done in these final nine episodes," executive producer Gareth Neame told TV Guide. "This is ultimately a happy show that people love, so I don't think we're going to end with lightning striking the house and the house is exploded or something. But not everyone will have a happy ending."

Is someone going to die? Not the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), we hope. Or worse, will more anvils just fall in poor Edith's head while Mary laughs? #TeamEdith4Life

Speaking of Edith, who is now a newspaper owner, actress Laura Carmichael told TV Guide, »

- Gina Carbone

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Channing Tatum Will Play Gambit After All (Sorry, Taylor Kitsch Fans)

14 hours ago

So now it's kind of awkward. Last week, TheWrap had a story saying Channing Tatum may not play superhero "Gambit" because his deal was potentially falling apart. They noted that a decision would have to be made quickly, since "Gambit" already had a release date, etc. It prompted the Taylor Kitsch fans who loved him in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" to jump in and say he should just get the role back. But never mind, because now it's official that Channing is going to be Gambit, and it sounds like he was never not going to be Gambit, he just had to finish his negotiations.

Here are some big picture details from The Hollywood Reporter:

One thing that needed figuring out was the extent of Tatum's involvement in the X-Men universe. Fox sees Tatum's Gambit, a mutant who harnesses kinetic energy, as one of the anchor characters of the X-universe, akin to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, »

- Gina Carbone

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See Josh Gad's Bromantic 'Beauty and the Beast' Wrap Photo

14 hours ago

Never mind Belle and the Beast, we're ready for "Beauty and the Beast" to show the magical bromance of Gaston and Lefou! Disney's live-action remake -- starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, and Stanley Tucci -- is wrapping up filming and two of the stars shared a sweet nostalgic photo on set.

Josh Gad plays Lefou, opposite Luke Evans as the cocky Gaston. Luke's Gaston may not find love with Emma's Belle, but it sounds like the actors are leaving with a strong bond. Check out this photo from Josh, which was also shared with a note from Luke:

That's a wrap! Will miss the cast of #beautyandthebeast especially my brilliant Gaston #LukeEvans

A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:16am Pdt

@joshgad been a real pleasure. Until we meet again. Xxx #Batb #gaston&lefouforever pic.twitter. »

- Gina Carbone

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'Fear the Walking Dead' Zombie Apocalypse Won't Happen Until Season 2?

15 hours ago

You big tease! Fans may wince a little to hear the showrunner of "Fear the Walking Dead" openly admit, "We purposely built the show a bit more slowly than the original." Oof. One of the complaints about the original "The Walking Dead" -- especially in Season 2 -- was its slow pace. So if this one is going to be even slower, and the first season only has six episodes, are fans even going to have the patience to stick around for the full apocalypse in Season 2?

"Fear the Walking Dead" starts August 23 and (many) fans are excited to see the dawn of the zombie outbreak over in L.A. But we've been warned that this is a show about a dysfunctional family, and the world happens to end while they're dealing with other things. As showrunner Dave Erickson said at the TCAs press tour, "By design, we tried to make »

- Gina Carbone

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6: Ian McShane to Play Sam's Father?

15 hours ago

"Game of Thrones" Season 6 is now filming and more characters are being added to the show. The amazing Ian McShane -- formerly of another HBO show, "Deadwood" -- has been announced for the 2016 season in an unnamed role. Entertainment Weekly was told "McShane has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, yet his character is of key importance."

Everyone has a relatively small amount of screen-time with such a large cast, but who will Ian be playing? The No. 1 guess is Randyll Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill, a fierce, renowned fighter and father of the very different Samwell Tarly (John Bradley). Sam and Gilly (Hannah Murray) are now on their way to the Citadel so Sam can train to be a maester, and that's close to where Sam grew up in Horn Hill. Also, King's Landing could use some help restoring law and order after the mess of »

- Gina Carbone

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6 Reasons Why 'Mission: Impossible,' Nostalgia Ruled the Box Office

17 hours ago

The summer movie season, with its flood of sequels, remakes, and reboots, always gambles big on nostalgia. And Summer 2015 seems to be more dependent than most on good will and fond memories of past hits.

Of course, the gamble doesn't always pay off, as this weekend's box office results made clear.

"Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation," the fifth film in Tom Cruise's action franchise which began 19 years ago, opened with a better-than-predicted $56 million. "Vacation," on the other hand, opened much worse than expected. The attempt to reboot the 32-year-old franchise earned a disappointing $14.9 million over the weekend -- and $21.2 million since its Wednesday debut.

Why did the two films fare so differently? Here are six reasons to help explain when nostalgia works at the box office and when it doesn't.

1. Be Consistent

The five "Mission: Impossible" films haven't just hit upon a winning storytelling formula and an appealing repertory cast that includes Ving Rhames, »

- Gary Susman

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