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News Briefs: First Peek at New 'Jurassic World' Dinosaur; 'Star Wars' Sequel Release Dates Confirmed

29 January 2015 10:26 PM, PST

Jurassic World: A new photo from Jurassic World gives a peek -- through smoke -- at a new dinosaur that will be featured in the movie, rumbling toward theaters on June 12. The beast is identified as Indominus Rex, described as "the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World." Concept art for its paddock is presented below. We may get a closer look when the next trailer debuts on Sunday during the Super Bowl. [Screen Crush]   Star Wars: We know...

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The 2015 Sundance Film Festival Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar

29 January 2015 1:06 PM, PST

Dozens of new independent movies premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival over the past several days, and now it's time to take a look at the ones that truly left a mark. With the Academy Awards only weeks away (watch them live February 22), we thought it'd be fun to highlight our favorites by giving them some special awards. So what movies should you be putting on your radar? Check out our recommendations below.    Best Movie About Two Dudes and a Dying Girl...

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Watch: Your Favorite Dirty Teddy Bear Returns in First Official 'Ted 2' Trailer

29 January 2015 9:56 AM, PST

The most hilariously dirty, foul-mouthed and perverted movie character in recent years returns to theaters this summer for another big-screen comedic adventure... and did we mention he's a teddy bear? Yes, that lovable and huggable loudmouth is back alongside his best buddy John (Mark Wahlberg) in Ted 2, due out June 28, and the first official trailer for the film has just dropped. Check it out. This time around it looks like Ted is getting married and wants to have a baby, except...

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See What It's Like to Spend a Day at the Sundance Film Festival

29 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to attend the Sundance Film Festival? For over three decades the Sundance Film Festival has premiered some of the greatest independent films ever made, all from a tiny mountain town in Park City, Utah. Films like Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, The Blair Witch Project, Saw, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, 500 Days of Summer and Sex, Lies and Videotape were all born at Sundance, and this year has welcomed another crop of...

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Brad Pitt to Star in Angelina Jolie's Next Movie -- Here's What We Know

29 January 2015 8:55 AM, PST

According to The Wrap, Brad Pitt is gearing up to be the main man in Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie Africa after appearing as her leading man in her next movie -- the recently filmed By the Sea, due in theaters later this year (and pictured below).  Africa is based on the life of paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, a Kenyan man of many hats who became a key figure in preserving his nation's history and future. He led several...

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News Briefs: Matthew McConaughey's Next Two Movies Will Be...

28 January 2015 10:56 PM, PST

Born to Run/Gold: Matthew McConaughey has lined up two starring roles. Born to Run is an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book about a tribe of Indians in Mexico that became renowned for their ability to "run hundreds of miles without rest or injury." The other movie, Gold, is based on a true story and is set to begin filming in June under the direction of Stephen Gaghan (Syriana). McConaughey will play a modern-day prospector who heads to Indonesia in search of...

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News Briefs: Matthew McConaughey's Next Two Movies;' Watch the Powerful 'Two Men in Town' Trailer

28 January 2015 10:56 PM, PST

Born to Run/Gold: Matthew McConaughey has lined up two starring roles. Born to Run is an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book about a tribe of Indians in Mexico who became renowned for their ability to "run hundreds of miles without rest or injury." The other movie, Gold, is based on a true story and is set to begin filming in June under the direction of Stephen Gaghan (Syriana). McConaughey will play a modern-day prospector who heads to Indonesia in search of...

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You Have No Idea How Good 'Batkid Begins' Will Make You Feel

28 January 2015 10:05 AM, PST

Back in 2007, a documentary called Dear Zachary premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Directed by Kurt Kuenne, the film tracked the sickening story of a doomed romance Kurt's best friend Andrew had found himself in, and how things quickly spiraled out of control to the point where multiple people -- including Andrew and the son he never got to meet -- wound up dead. I was at the premiere of this film in 2007, unaware of its story, and that screening will forever go...

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Celebrate SpongeBob: Throw a Bikini Bottom Bash

27 January 2015 11:34 PM, PST

  Are you ready, kids? The sponge is back! Finally, everyone’s favorite absorbent, yellow, porous friend returns to the big screen February 6 in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. So pull on your square pants and straighten your tie -- it's time to bring Bikini Bottom to your home by hosting your very own SpongeBob party for fans of all ages. Bonus: This Diy party is not just for the super-skilled, even not-so-crafty landlubbers can pull this one off....

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News Briefs: Liam Hemsworth Touted for 'Independence Day' Sequel

27 January 2015 10:14 PM, PST

ID Forever: Reportedly, Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1) has been offered the lead role in ID Forever, the sequel to Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich will helm the project, with Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman also expected to return. [The Wrap]   The Lazarus Effect: New photos from The Lazarus Effect reveal an angry-looking, black-eyed Olivia Wilde confronting Donald Glover, with Mark Duplass and Sarah Bolger apparently hiding from her too. All...

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Who Are Your Female 'Ghostbusters'? New Cast Is Revealed

27 January 2015 2:17 PM, PST

  The '80s reboot-recasting movie news continues today, and while Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones is heavily just a rumor for now, the all-female Ghostbusters lineup has officially filled out a bit. According to various sources, these are the four lucky ladies who will all be bustin' some ghosts (pictured above, left to right): Kristen Wiig Melissa McCarthy Kate McKinnon Leslie Jones Those first two names were obvious considering...

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The 'Fantastic Four' Trailer Is Here: The Thing! Johnny Storm! Watch Now!

27 January 2015 8:50 AM, PST

The first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot has arrived! The superhero movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet and is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). Earlier this week Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg spoke about the movie, revealing a few unexpected details to Collider. The most surprising of the bunch? Trank's biggest influence on the way he made Fantastic Four wasn't a comic line or another...

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News Briefs: 'The Fantastic Four' First Look Behind the Scenes; 'Star Wars' Spin-off Gets Writer

26 January 2015 9:17 PM, PST

The Fantastic Four: Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) has shared the first official behind-the-scenes photos from The Fantastic Four. Due in theaters on August 7, the movie teams Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as the titular superheroes. Trank confirmed that it's an origin story, and revealed that David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Fly were "big influences on the look of the film." We'll have to wait a few more months to see what, exactly, that...

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Emma Watson Will Play Belle in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

26 January 2015 8:41 AM, PST

Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. Disney officially announced that Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for the studio. Disney also has the live-action Cinderella coming out on March 13. Naturally, Watson will be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role...

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Discussing Kevin Costner’s 'Black or White' with Tweens

26 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST

Love stories, sweeping Westerns, American baseball movies – Kevin Costner has made them all. And now, he’s captivating audiences with Black or White -- a timely story that confronts the dichotomy that is race relations in this country. Based on real-life events experienced by director Mike Binder, the family drama follows Elliot Anderson, a grandfather (Costner) who must suddenly care for Eloise, his mixed-race granddaughter, on his own. But when paternal grandmother Rowena...

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See What Everyone's Talking About at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

25 January 2015 8:38 PM, PST

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in Park City, Utah, where some of the year's most talked-about independent films are screening for the first time. Here's our rundown of what everyone's talking about so far.   The Movie Everyone's Talking About Dope So Tell Me: The best way to describe Dope is to envision a mash-up of '90s "hood" movies -- everything from Juice and Menace II Society to House Party and Friday -- but...

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2015 SAG Awards: 'Birdman' Wins; Sets Up Major Oscar Showdown with 'Boyhood'

25 January 2015 8:21 PM, PST

As we skip down the final stretch of awards season, it's becoming more and more clear that no one film is a lock for that elusive Best Picture Oscar. This weekend's SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards proved Birdman -- which also won big at the recent PGA Awards -- is still very much a leading contender despite Boyhood snagging top prize at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards. It may be down to a two-movie race, but which of those movies walks away with the year's...

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News Briefs: 'The Jetsons' Flying to Big Screen; Watch Trailer for Indie Screwball Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries'

25 January 2015 8:07 PM, PST

The Jetsons: Popular TV series The Jetsons may finally be returning to the big screen in animated form. The show ran for two seasons in the early 1960s and then for one more season in 1987; a movie version flew into theaters in 1990 with limited box-office success. A live-action adaptation was in development for several years, most recently in 2012, but now Warner Bros. has hired Matt Lieberman to write a new script for an animated project. [Deadline]   The Strangers 2: Marcel...

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