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Box office report: 'The Hobbit,' 'Unbroken' beat 'Into the Woods'

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Betting against Disney is usually a bad idea, but not this time: Into the Woods opened this weekend and came in third at the box office behind The Hobbit and Unbroken. But just because Into the Woods didn't top the box office doesn't mean it bombed. The film grossed $15.1 million Christmas day, meaning it had the fourth largest Christmas day opening gross in history behind 2009's Sherlock Holmes, 2012's Les Miserables, and this year's Unbroken. »


- Ariana Bacle

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'To Write Love On Her Arms' trailer: The story that inspired a charity

26 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST

There are two things you should know about the upcoming film To Write Love On Her Arms. First, the obvious stuff: It stars Kat Dennings as a Florida teenager named ReneeRenee has bipolar disorder; she falls into a downward spiral of addiction and abuse, only to be pulled out of it by friends including Chad Michael Murray and Rupert Friend. The second thing you should know: As the trailer says, the film's story inspired a movement. »


- Joshua Rivera

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See Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg introduce an 'Interview' screening

25 December 2014 9:37 AM, PST

Sure, you could celebrate freedom of speech by watching The Interview in the comfort of your own home. But if you head to one of the independent theaters showing the controversial movie, you might just get a surprise visit from one of the film's auteurs—provided you live in Los Angeles, that is. Seth RogenThe Interview's co-star, co-writer, and co-director—and his partner Evan Goldberg (co-writer, co-director) made a surprise appearance at a 12:30 a.m. screening of the film in Los Angeles last night. "Thank you so f--ing much for coming. We thought this might not happen at all, »


- Hillary Busis

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'Wedding Ringer' stars Kevin Hart and Josh Gad on how to be fake best friends

25 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST

In The Wedding Ringer, a dorky groom (Gad) hires a slick pro (Hart) to be his best man. It's funny and awkward—just like this interview. EW: In the movie, you two are strangers who have to go from zero to best friends in no time. Did you know each other before filming? Josh Gad: I didn't even know of Kevin. I think we went to the same temple. We definitely got a crash course in pretending to be each other's friend. Kevin Hart: I can honestly say that he's a friend now. Hart: Stop it. Don't touch me. »


- Keith Staskiewicz

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Box office preview: 'The Interview' eyes strong limited release, 'Into the Woods' opens

24 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST

After dozens of leaked emails, one scary threat, and some flip-flopping later, it's official: The Interview isn't opening wide on Christmas day as planned, but it will be available in more than 200 locations across the country. (You can see the full list here.) The Interview will likely bring in strong numbers due to the overwhelming amount of controversy surrounding the film in recent days. Tickets are already selling fast, and people will go see it not just because it's a comedy they're interested in but because going to the theater to see it is a statement. But because it is »


- Ariana Bacle

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Hear The Weeknd's 'Earned It' from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

24 December 2014 1:06 PM, PST

The nearness of 2015 means the nearness of the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey. And while fans still have to wait until Valentine's Day weekend for the sexy times, The Weeknd has teased us by releasing his contribution to the soundtrack. On "Earned It" The Weeknd (a.k.a Abel Tesfaye) croons, "'Cause girl you're perfect/ You're always worth it/ And you deserve it/ The way you work it/ 'Cause girl you earned it." »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Sony releases 'The Interview' online -- Update

24 December 2014 8:29 AM, PST

Update: Sony has announced that it will release The Interview online starting on Christmas Eve. Beginning at 10 a.m. Pst, the film will be available for rent on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video, and the website seetheinterview.com. Rentals will cost $5.99, and the film can be purchased at $14.99. "It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this film," Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement. "With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, December 17th, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Surprise: Rush Limbaugh does not like the idea of Idris Elba as James Bond

23 December 2014 2:48 PM, PST

Surprise, surprise, the idea of a black James Bond bugs Rush Limbaugh. Progressive nonprofit site Media Matters pointed to a Dec. 23 episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show in which he addressed Amy Pascal's suggestion that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond. "James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was," Limbaugh said. "But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Britain, rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is »


- Teresa Jue

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Katherine Waterston cast in Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic: report

23 December 2014 2:44 PM, PST

Katherine Waterston has been cast in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, according to reports. According to Deadline, the Inherent Vice actress has been offered the role of Chrisann, Jobs' first wife, who shared a sometimes acrimonious relationship with Jobs. Michael Fassbender is in talks to play Jobs while Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. The project, which was written by Aaron Sorkin, is based on the Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing. The untitled film is set to film sometime next year. »


- Teresa Jue

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Here's all of the independent theaters screening 'The Interview' this week (updated)

23 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST

Following Sony's initial announcement that it will, in fact, be releasing The Interview on Christmas, other theaters will be joining in all over the country in the coming week. We'll update this list as more are confirmed. Alamo Lakeline - Austin, Tex. Alamo Slaughter - Austin, Tex. Alamo South Lamar - Austin, Tex. Alamo Ritz - Austin, Tex. Alamo - Richardson, Tex. Alamo Vintage Park - Houston, Tex. »


- Joshua Rivera

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James Gunn originally planned to kill Stan Lee in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

23 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST

Stan Lee's cameos have become a hallmark of Marvel's films, but rarely is the legendary comic book creator put in harm's way when he appears among all those superheroes. All that might've changed in Guardians of the Galaxy—at least if director James Gunn had gone with his initial plan. While appearing on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast, Gunn spoke about the production of Guardians. The director has previously revealed that the plan originally was to include Lee among the Collector's museum of oddities and captured living specimens. But Lee wasn't going to make it out of the Collector's holding cell unscathed, »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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'The Interview' is now one of the highest-rated movies on IMDb

23 December 2014 9:53 AM, PST

Although only a handful of people have seen The Interview, it's currently one of the highest-rated movies on IMDb—sitting pretty with a perfect 10 tallied from 36,624 votes. That's better than IMDb's number one film, The Shawshank Redemption, which only has a 9.2. It's especially good for a movie we can safely assume 36,624 people haven't actually watched. So, who's behind this latest wrinkle in The Interview saga? »


- Joshua Rivera

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'The Interview' to receive Christmas release after all

23 December 2014 9:32 AM, PST

Though Sony initially flinched, it turns out the Grinch-y computer hackers who pressured the studio to pull The Interview could not keep the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy from coming. "Fah Who foraze, Dah Who doraze." "We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day," said Michael Lynton, Sony's CEO, in a statement. "At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that our movie reaches the largest possible audience." The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Tex. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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See Tatiana Maslany play a young Helen Mirren in the trailer for 'Woman in Gold'

23 December 2014 9:16 AM, PST

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany plays a young version of Helen Mirren's character in the trailer for the upcoming film Woman in Gold, from My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis. The film tells the true story of Holocaust refugee Maria Altmann, who battled the Austrian government for the return of her family's Gustave Klimt paintings, which were stolen by Nazis. Those paintings include the famous "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," Altmann's aunt. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. (For more information on Altmann's story, check out her New York Times obituary.) »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Salman Rushdie part of group making offer to screen 'The Interview'

23 December 2014 8:15 AM, PST

Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and several other noted authors and poets who are members of the Pen American Center have signed an open letter to Sony, urging the studio to distribute The Interview and offering to host a public screening in order "to fight for creative freedom wherever it is threatened." "The attack on Sony Pictures is an assault on the wider creative community; one that must be met with unity and resolve," the group wrote. "Pen would be very pleased to arrange to screen The Interview publicly in New York or Washington, D.C. with appropriate security precautions. This »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt walks a thin tightrope in 'The Walk' -- exclusive image

23 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST

Seeing the World Trade Center again is bound to rouse strong emotions, but Robert Zemeckis' upcoming drama, The Walk, aims to make it nostalgic instead of distressing—like discovering a new photo of someone who's gone forever. The story is set nearly three decades before 9/11, and the tale is both true-life and death-defying. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit, the French high-wire walker who, in 1974, strung a cable between the two 110-story skyscrapers and walked across it, 1,350 feet above Manhattan. "Re-creating the Twin Towers in a photo-real way—only movies can do that," says Zemeckis (Flight). "The towers are definitely characters in the movie, »


- Anthony Breznican

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George R.R. Martin offers to screen 'The Interview' at his theater

22 December 2014 10:31 AM, PST

Sony may still be searching for a way to distribute The Interview, but there looks to be at least one serious offer for publicly screening the movie. It just happens to come from George R.R. Martin. The A Song of Fire and Ice author recently wrote on his personal blog about the outrage he felt toward the decision by several major movie theater chains not to play The Interview. He called their collective move "a stunning display of corporate cowardice," and expressed his disappointment in Sony for going along with the choice. »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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In 2015, artificial intelligence will rule the (movie) world

22 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST

The sad thing about artificial intelligence, French philosopher Jean Baudrillard once remarked, is that it lacks artifice and therefore any real intelligence. But try telling that to the bling-wearing, gangsta-limping robot hero of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Chappie. Engineered as a security drone for Johannesburg's militarized police force in a crumbling, not-so-distant-future South Africa, the bipedal technocreation is experimentally rebooted by an idealistic scientist (played by Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel) to feel and think for itself, becoming a kind of bulletproof Pinocchio in the process. But when a pair of street thugs kidnap the droid, Chappie—as they christen »


- Chris Lee

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'50 Shades' to debut at Berlin Film Festival

22 December 2014 5:48 AM, PST

50 Shades of Grey will make its international debut at February's Berlin Film Festival, two days before the film opens in U.S. theaters on Feb. 13. E L James's best-seller about the erotic awakening of a young woman and her mysterious billionaire boyfriend is one of 2015's most anticipated cinematic events. Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) stars as prim Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan is the mysterious Christian Grey. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) directed the film. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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