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'Star Wars' R2-D2 Unit Sells for $2.76 Million

9 hours ago

R2-D2 may have weathered a lot of galaxy turmoil, from being abducted to taking fire in several attacks, but despite the droid's battle wounds, the robot was not worse for wear when it came to its worth in an auction held on Wednesday. As Associated Press reports, an R2-D2 unit that was used in multiple Star Wars films commanded $2.76 million in an auction held by Profiles in History.

It was the most expensive item available at the movie memorabilia auction. The R2-D2 buyer's name was not revealed. Prior to the event, »


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See Aubrey Plaza Stalk Instagram Obsession in 'Ingrid Goes West' Trailer

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Social media stalking turns into full-blown stalking in the comedy Ingrid Goes West. The film stars Aubrey Plaza as Ingrid Thorburn, an oddball who becomes obsessed with Elizabeth Olsen's character Taylor Sloane.

In the new trailer, Thorburn closely follows Instagram influencer Sloane's Instagram posts. Thorburn soon begins to shape her own life around the hashtag-slinging, selfie-loving Sloane, to the point that Thorburn moves to California to be closer to Sloane.

Thorburn goes so far as to kidnap Sloane's dog as a means to befriend her (it works), dyes her »


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Watch Hugh Jackman Launch Circus in 'The Greatest Showman' Trailer

15 hours ago

Circus pioneer P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) inspires a crew of diverse performers to help him "invent" show business in the debut trailer for musical biopic The Greatest Showman.

After being laid off from his job in early 1800s Connecticut, the charming businessman faces a life of poverty with his wife (Michelle Williams) and two daughters. "This is not the life I promised you," Barnum tells his family. "Not even close." But he's inspired to reverse his fortunes and recruits his cast of entertainers piece by piece – from trapeze artists to fire-breathers to a bearded lady. »


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Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Leave 'Fast and Furious' Over Weak Female Roles

18 hours ago

Michelle Rodriguez is leveraging for more screen time in the Fast and Furious franchise in a very visible way. The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the digital release of The Fate of the Furious (the eighth installment), and to let fans and industry insiders have a piece of her mind.

"F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one," she captioned a collage of herself in several scenes from the action-packed flicks. "Or »


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'Okja' Review: Story of Girl and Her Giant Pig Is Wacky, Weird and Wonderful

18 hours ago

Is it a movie? Or a Netflix streaming event? Why can't it be both? We're going to have to get used to the one-two punch in the new age of cinema, which now cedes the multiplex to blockbusters and often sends the creative minds of indie cinema scrambling to find a financing and a home. The Netflix logo stamped on Okja got booed at Cannes, not because it's a lousy movie (quite the opposite, in fact), but because the French are hating on Netflix for not opening South Korean filmmaker »


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'Baby Driver': How Edgar Wright Staged the Crime Movie's Musical Action Scenes

19 hours ago

Edgar Wright was, by his own account, "21 years old, living in North London, broke and on the dole – that's British for 'welfare'" in 1995 when he was struck by what he can only compare to a near-religious vision. The filmmaker was in the process of editing his first movie, a low-budget Spaghetti western homage, but the future director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz had nothing lined up and no sense of what he really wanted to do with his life. And then he put on "Bellbottoms," the first »


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Watch Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell in Raunchy 'A Bad Moms Christmas' Trailer

20 hours ago

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn rage against the holiday machinery in the hilariously profane trailer for A Bad Moms Christmas, a sequel to 2016's Bad Moms.

The clip opens with a serene fake-out, as Kunis narrates the concept of a mythic greeting card-styled Yuletide. "Christmas is a magical time, full of wonder, excitement and joy," she says. "A time for making lasting memories with family and friends." But the key to making the holidays special, she adds, is the family matriarch: "Moms working their assess off: cooking, wrapping, »


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Watch Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon Play 'Blow Your Mind' on 'Tonight Show'

23 hours ago

Steve Carell visited The Tonight Show to talk Despicable Me 3 and play a game of "Blow Your Mind" with Jimmy Fallon.

Donning big wigs and fake mustaches for seemingly no purpose other than to improve the slow motion replays, Carell and Fallon are read a series of implausible facts by the Roots' Questlove. They must then determine whether the fact is real or not.

"If you choose wrong, we will blow your mind and you will be blasted in the face from the tube in front of you, »


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'Game of Thrones': Emilia Clarke, the Queen of Dragons, Tells All

28 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT

Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone

On a recent Monday afternoon, the queen was taking her tea. "Could I just be more English than sense itself and get an Earl Grey?" asks Emilia Clarke from the deep folds of a leather chesterfield sofa in the so-called Drawing Room of her downtown Manhattan hotel. The young waiter is only too happy to oblige, though it's unclear whether he knows he's in the presence of the Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons and rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

That being said, six seasons into »


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'Baby Driver' Review: Buckle Up For Edgar Wright's Go-For-Broke Pulp Musical

27 June 2017 10:54 AM, PDT

Now this is what I call a summer movie. Baby Driver has it all: thrills, laughs, sex, nonstop action, a killer soundtrack, a star-making performance from Ansel Elgort and a director – Edgar Wright – who can knock the wind out of you. When was the last time to got pumped by a car chase? This revved-up ride of a movie is loaded with them, and they're spectacular.

Ok, let's back up and get our bearings. Elgort, the teen dream of The Fault in Our Stars, plays Baby, an Atlanta getaway driver with chronic tinnitus. »


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See Pharrell Battle Jimmy Fallon in Song-Naming Challenge

27 June 2017 5:47 AM, PDT

Pharrell Williams squared off against Jimmy Fallon in a musical battle of wits on The Tonight Show on Monday.

Their "Name That Song Challenge" followed straightforward rules. The Roots pick a tune – this set was heavy on 1980s radio hits – and play it one instrument at a time, usually leading with a synthesizer line. The contestants are equipped with buzzers; whoever rings first gets to name the track.

Fallon dominated the first half of the game, quickly identifying A-Ha's "Take on Me" and Toto's "Africa." He chortled with glee after »


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Kevin Bacon to Fight Graboids Again in 'Tremors' TV Revival

26 June 2017 6:56 PM, PDT

Syfy has picked up a TV revival of the horror-comedy Tremors, with Kevin Bacon returning to the role he first played over 25 years ago.

In 2015, the I Love Dick star, who co-starred with Fred Ward in the original 1990 film, first expressed interest in reprising the role of Valentine McKee, who fought against giant, subterranean worm-like monsters in cult classic film. On Monday, Syfy made the revival official by picking up the series' pilot.

"This is the only character I've played that I've ever thought about revisiting. I just got to thinking, »


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Alec Baldwin to Return to 'SNL' as Donald Trump

26 June 2017 5:41 PM, PDT

Alec Baldwin revealed that he will once again portray Donald Trump on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. However, the actor admitted he won't appear as regularly on Season 43 due to scheduling conflicts.

"Yea, we're going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it," said Baldwin told CNN, adding that his Trump appearances on SNL will now amount to "a couple celery sticks of that now and then but not a whole meal."

Baldwin cited other obligations as the reason he would not return to SNL in »


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Spike Lee Plots Premiere Date for 'She's Gotta Have It' Netflix Series

26 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT

Nine months after Spike Lee announced a series adaptation of his landmark debut film, 1986's She's Gotta Have It, Netflix announced the show's release date and issued its debut teaser-trailer. The 10-episode project will launch on Thanksgiving, November 23rd.

Lee created, produced and directed the contemporary update of She's Gotta Have It, which marks his first TV project.

DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a late-Twenties Brooklyn artist navigating career, personal and romantic challenges. Greer Childs (Divergent's Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (The Book of Negroes' Lyriq Bent) and »


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Watch John Oliver Explore How Trump, Memes Fueled Anti-Vaccine Movement

26 June 2017 7:18 AM, PDT

John Oliver took aim at vaccine skeptics on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, blaming the misinformation and confusion on everything from the rising popularity of memes to Donald Trump's statements on the campaign trail.

"Despite [vaccines'] success, small groups are both skeptical and vocal about vaccines, which is nothing new," the host said. "But these days their voice has been amplified by the human megaphone that is the president of the United States." Trump has often advocated for vaccinating with smaller doses over a longer period. "No more massive injections," the »


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'Twin Peaks' Recap: Pretty Hate Machine

26 June 2017 5:02 AM, PDT

Sometimes, after witnessing a work of art that truly challenges and moves us, it's easier to be flippant than philosophical. So let's get the flippancy out of our system right away. After all, following an hour of television like last night's episode of Twin Peaks, people are bound to have questions. "What did I just witness?", for example. Or "How did David Lynch and Mark Frost convince Showtime to put that on the air?" Or "Does Trent Reznor have any idea how cool he looks in a pair of sunglasses? »


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