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Watch Nicolas Cage Act Out a Monologue From 'Jaws' in the 'USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage' Trailer

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If you love Quint's monologue in Jaws about the USS Indianapolis but always wanted to see the whole thing dramatized, now is your chance. Well, actually you've had a chance since 1991, when the TV movie Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the USS Indianapolis first aired. But now you have another shot, this time with a big-budget theatrical effort starring Nicolas Cage.  The movie is titled USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, and it comes out later this month in limited release. So technically now is still not your time for another shot, except for the fact that its trailer is long enough and detailed enough that you do kind of get a full glimpse of the tragic naval disaster. The real life cruiser was torpedoed by the Japanese during World War II on July 30...

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Our Marvel Expert Reviews 'Captain America: Civil War'

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Captain America: Civil War is so good it even makes Avengers: Age of Ultron better. Civil War leans on the arguments had between Steve Rogers aka Captain America and Tony Stark aka Iron Man, as well as major Age of Ultron plot developments like the destruction of an Eastern bloc city, the creation of the android Vision (Paul Bettany), and the inexperience and raw power of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). But there are two films providing a direct path to Civil War, as threads from The Winter Soldier also get picked up here and worked into a very good adaption of a best-selling comic book mini-series. Unlike Age of Ultron, which borrowed the title and villain and nothing else from the comic that bears its name, Civil War displays some measure of actual fidelity to its source...

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- John Gholson

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Watch Vice's Cool New Video Series Exploring Obscure, Outsider Filmmakers

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Making movies sucks. That's the truth people in the film industry so rarely talk about. Sure, if you're making a $200 million movie, life's probably not that bad. Stressful, sure (that's a lot of pressure), but at that level you've got a pretty good assurance that at the very least people will some day see your movie. That's not the case in independent film. People can toil away for years and years working on a movie. They can pour their heart and soul into it and drain their bank accounts and lose friends and loved ones in the process, and then end up with a movie no one ever sees. It happens far, far more often than most people will ever realize. But now, thanks to a new series at Vice, hopefully some of these unheralded filmmakers will finally get their...

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The New 'Power Rangers' Look Like Alien Iron Men

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"We're creating, or I should say re-imagining, the world in a cool, updated, contemporary, really fun way." That's what Power Rangers director Dean Israelite told us about the reboot when we talked to him last June. At that stage, though, he'd only been on the project for a few weeks. Now that it's actually filming, we're starting to get glimpses of what he meant by that. We've seen Elizabeth Banks' villainous Rita Repulsa and now, thanks to EW, we've got our first shot of the new rangers and their suits. They all have a glowing light in their chest and have traded out the kids' show's iconic spandex for a hardened, shiny look, so it's tough to think these weren't heavily influenced by Iron Man. On the flip side...

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- Peter Hall

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What's Next For the 'X-Men' Universe? 'New Mutants' Director Teases Possible Team Members

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After X-Men: Apocalypse, what comes next for Fox's mutant universe? The third installment of the Wolverine series, featuring the final lead performance by Hugh Jackman, will be released on March 3, 2017. After that, Fox has claimed release dates of October 6, 2017, January 12, 2018, and Juy 13, 2018 for productions based on Marvel properties, without revealing which titles are involved. We know that plans are underway for a sequel to smash hit Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, as well as Gambit, to be played by Channing Tatum. Potentially, however, the biggest title may be The New Mutants, to be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars). Producer Simon Kinberg has described it as having "more of a Ya [Young Adult] vibe to it," and we've already seen...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: Charlie Hunnam Touted for 'Papillon' Remake; 'Independence Day' Director Wants 'Battle of Midway'

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Papillon: Charlie Hunnam (Crimson Peak, above) is eyeing the starring role in Papillon, a remake of a prison escape drama. Based on an autobiography by Henri Charriere, the 1973 original starred Steve McQueen as an unjustly convicted man sentenced to life imprisonment on a harsh South American prison island. He plots to escape with the help of a timid fellow prisoner (Dustin Hoffman). Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) wrote a new screenplay; Michael Noer is attached to direct. [Deadline]   Battle of Midway: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence) wants to make a movie about the historic Battle of Midway. The battle between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy took place over four days in June 1942 and proved to be a decisive victory for the U.S. armed forces...

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- Peter Martin

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and Han Solo Spinoff Teases and More 'Star Wars' Day Treats

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for Star Wars Day movie culture:   Thank You of the Day: Daisy Ridley (Rey) is joined by Bb-8, Vober Dand, Admiral Ackbar and a resurrected Ello Asty to wish you a happy Star Wars Day and thank you for contributing to the Force for Change charity in this official video teasing a set from Episode VIII:   Tease of the Day: Christopher Miller, co-director of the upcoming solo Han Solo movie, tweeted this image and statement making us excited for the prequel spinoff: Can't wait to get "shooting"!#MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/HlteYut6m0 — Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) May 4, 2016   Band Reunion of the Day: Watch a short documentary on the Cantina Band and...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'A Beautiful Planet' Offers an Astronaut's-Eye View of Earth

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It's 7:30 a.m. aboard the International Space Station, and for Flight Engineer Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren, the morning routine is pretty standard. There’s breakfast, morning hygiene, a glance at the day's schedule, and a quick survey of the news and weather. And of course, drinking coffee from a zero-gravity espresso cup. All this and more is depicted in the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The movie is a fascinating juxtaposition of the daily life of astronauts inside the Iss research lab, training facility and observatory, paired with breathtaking views of natural phenomena such as the aurora borealis. IMAX, in partnership with Nasa, released the movie to showcase the beauty of Earth in a way that has not been captured before, while offering a...

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Russell Crowe to Play a Dr. Jekyll Type in Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Remake

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Just this morning, we reported that Universal has two new release dates for its monster movie cinematic universe, and now we might have a hint of what the first one could be: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Why make that guess? Because according to Variety, Russell Crowe is now in talks to play that dualistic character in the first installment in the franchise, The Mummy.  Variety actually refers to the part as merely a "Dr. Jekyll type," implying the studio doesn't have the rights to the Robert Louis Stevenson character, though he's technically in the public domain. Perhaps it's because these classic characters are being updated for modern audiences with a present-day setting in a way that will make them only loosely recognizable.  There's also...

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The Best Star Wars Day Video: The New "Cantina" Song Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J Abrams

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This year's Star Wars Day feels bigger than ever before because the franchise is bigger than ever before. It's the first Star Wars Day since The Force Awakens broke all kinds of box office records, and with plans to release a new Star Wars every year in play, days like this are gonna be stuffed with a lot of fun things for fans. This is probably our favorite fun thing, and it's a video of a surprise performance/announcement from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams outside the Hamilton theater in New York City. In it, they perform the new "Cantina" song or "Jabba Flow," which is the song Manuel helped create for the film and specifically the moment when we arrive at Maz Canata's castle. Manuel reveals it was a song...

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Why the Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity War' Won't Be Like 'Harry Potter' or 'The Hunger Games'

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  A strange thing happened once studios began splitting up big, highly anticipated franchise finales into multiple parts. On one hand the initial idea sounded promising -- here was even more of something we love so dearly. But there was some backlash, especially with adaptations, because stretching one book into two movies always hurt part one simply because it wasn't as cool as part two. So when it came to the two-part Avengers finale -- announced last year as Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2, due in 2018 and 2019 respectively, there was definitely some uneasiness among fans that this would suffer from feeling like one story stretched into two. When Fandango sat down with Infinity War (and Captain America: Civil War) writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus...

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- Erik Davis

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New 'The Shallows' Trailer: Blake Lively Still Can't Get Away From That Huge Shark

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March brought us the first trailer for The Shallows, a new thriller from Non-Stop and Run All Night director Jaume Collet-Serra. But The Shallows isn't another angry Liam Neeson action movie. In fact, unless the Irish giant shows up as a motion capture shark, this'll mark Collet-Serra's first non-Neeson movie since Orphan. The Shallows stars Blake Lively as a young woman who just needs to get away from it all, so she finds a secluded beach her mother once told her about and plans to spend the day surfing, relaxing and enjoying paradise. Of course that doesn't happen, and instead she gets stuck in the world's worst staring contest with a shark. When that excellent teaser trailer hit, we said it looked like "90 minutes of Blake Lively...

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The '80s Live! Play Free Games at the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Retro X: Arcade

4 May 2016 1:30 PM, PDT

Ah, the 1980s! The decade saw the rise of blockbuster movies aimed at the widest audience possible, concurrent with the rise of video games as a serious competitor in the entertainment business. As it happens, the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse is set during the 1980s, revolving around the return of the so-called first mutant, known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). He decides that the decade is not to his liking, so he decides to change things dramatically. While awaiting the arrival of the movie later this month, why not spend some time playing video games? The era was rich with great games like Pac-Man, Centipede, Q*bert, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Frogger, Pole Position, Tetris, Defender and more. Compared to today's games, the graphics are primitive, but if you...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: Arnold Schwarzenegger to Play Hitman; Mystery Monster Movie From Universal Gets Dated

4 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT

Why We're Killing Gunther: Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in action comedy Why We're Killing Gunther. It's an ensemble piece about a group of hired killers who decide to kill "the world's greatest hitman," only to discover that he is smarter than they thought. Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Paul Brittain, Randall Park and Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) will also star; Killam wrote the original script and will make his directorial debut. [THR]   Mystery Monster Movie: Universal has added one more rebooted monster movie to its upcoming release schedule. The Mummy, which is due on June 9, 2017, will kick off the series, to be followed by another untitled monster movie on April 13, 2018, to be followed by the new addition, dated for February...

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Today in Movie Culture: 'The Wicker Man' Inspires Radiohead, 'Captain America' Takes a Beating and More

3 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Musical Movie Tribute of the Day: Radiohead have a new stop-motion-animated music video, for the song "Burn the Witch," and it's heavily inspired by The Wicker Man:   Movie Character Karaoke of the Day: Speaking of mashups of movies and music, here's a video where the characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy sing the Village People's "Ymca":   Rap Battle of the Day: Speaking of music and Lord of the Rings, here's a Nsfw rap battle between J.R.R. Tolkien and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin:   Cosplay of the Day: With Ant-Man returning this week in Captain America: Civil War, here's a cosplayer with an...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'Independence Day' News Video Recaps What's Happened Since the Aliens Invaded in 1996

3 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT

The upcoming sequel Independence Day: Resurgence has a difficult task. As a follow-up to a 20-year-old movie in which the whole world experienced both unimaginable devastation and extraordinary victory when Earth was attacked by aliens, it has to bring us up to speed on what's obviously going to be an alternate 2016. One where the planet has united in technological and military preparation for the chance that those extraterrestrial invaders return. Fortunately, the real 2016 has the technology of the internet, and through it the capability for viral videos providing back story to those who seek it out. Surely the actual movie will still have to inform the members of its audience who don't watch extra-textual promotional material, but that might be done with fairly...

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- Christopher Campbell

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The Geek Beat: Free Comic Book Day, 'Captain America: Civil War,' May the 4th, and More Stuff To Look For This Month

3 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT

To say that May is a big month for movie-related geekery is a pretty massive understatement. Not only has it become the de facto start of summer movie season, but May also plays host to not one, but two huge days for sci-fi and superhero fans. From a 24-hour festival of free comics to the return of the X-Men, here's what to mark on your calendars this month:   Free Comic Book Day For more than a decade now, the first Saturday in May has been “Free Comic Book Day” – a day when local comic shops dish out piles of free comics to anyone who walks in the door. It's a beautiful thing, really, and you can get in on the action May 7. I put together a list of issues you might want to look for in last week's column, but remember that you might need...

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Remembering Prince, Guy Hamilton, Doris Roberts and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in April

3 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Gato Barbieri (1932-2016) - Composer and saxophonist. His music scores include those for Last Tango in Paris (hear it below) and Seven Servants. He died on April 2. (THR)\\ Erik Bauersfeld (1922-2016) - Actor. He voiced the character Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi (see below), for which he also voiced Bib Fortuna. His other movie credits include Crimson Peak and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He died...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'Zoolander 2,' 'The Witch,' 'How to Be Single' and This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

3 May 2016 4:30 PM, PDT

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The 5th Wave (Ya sci-fi/thriller; Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson; rated PG-13) Joy (actor-y biopic; Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper; rated PG-13) The Choice (romance; Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer; rated PG-13) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (sci-fi/adventure; Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac; rated PG-13) Memoria (drama; James Franco, Sam...

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May Movies Calendar: In Theaters, On Blu-ray, New VOD and More

3 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT

We want to make it easier for you to digest an entire month's worth of movies in one sitting, so we've created these groovy little calendars you can use to get caught up on the month's most notable movie releases, both in theaters and at home (note: the VOD dates may vary by platform). We've also littered our nerdy calendar with a few memorable events that took place during some of your favorite movies. Check out our May calendar below! Click image to enlarge

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