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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Music Video of the Day: Watch Rihanna's music video for her Star Trek Beyond song "Sledgehammer," which offers no movie clips but does feature the Starship Enterprise:   Movie-Themed Prosthetic of the Day: We see a lot of Star Wars and superhero-themed prosthetics, but here's the first one we've seen based on Frozen (via Fashionably Geek):   Movie Takedown of the Day: With The Legend of Tarzan now in theaters, here's CinemaSins with everything wrong with Disney's animated version:     Alternate Movie Poster of the Day: Artist Kilian Eng has created an awesome new Statue of...
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This year, moviegoers were able to take in the very first live-action DC Comics-based crossover film featuring that brand's two most iconic characters. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will likely go down as one of the single most polarizing comic book films ever produced, it's very difficult to imagine that a film that came before had a similar – though not as pronounced – effect. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Superman Returns, starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey, and directed by Bryan Singer. In honor of that anniversary, it seemed like a good idea to devote this week's column to that cinematic effort, and examine its impact now that we're a decade removed...
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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 July calendar below! Click image to enlarge
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With The Legend of Tarzan out in theaters today, director David Yates has been speaking a lot to the press, and of course a lot of people are asking him about his other movie releasing this year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off doesn't arrive until the fall, but apparently there's already a sequel in the works. In fact, according to Yates, author J.K. Rowling has already written the screenplay for the follow-up. And she has ideas for a third installment, too.  Watch the director speak on the trilogy and why it's better than adapting Rowling's existing Harry Potter novels -- four films of which Yates helmed -- to GSNews below.  Yates has a good point...
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Actors often brag about their willingness to do their own stunts, and audiences understandably cheer at the idea. We want our movie stars to be giving it their everything in a movie. A movie may not be real, but we still want them to be doing everything as real as they can. But we usually only think of those kind of stunts in terms of things like Tom Cruise hanging off of the side of an airplane. There are other kinds of stunts that can be just as harrowing for an actor, if not more so, that are far, far more real world. One of them can be seen in the below clip from The Addreall Diaries, in which Amber Heard has to give it her all while choking James Franco. In the clip, writer-director Pamela Romanowsky touches on why it's one of her favorite scenes by explaining how...
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You've probably heard of Swiss Army Man as the movie where Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse. You've probably seen the whimsical trailer, which does not hide the fact that Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse. Here's the rub, though: Swiss Army Man is soooooooo much more than just the movie where Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse. Swiss Army Man is about Hank (Paul Dano), a man who finds himself stranded on a tiny island with no rescue in sight. Just as he's given up on life, he comes across another person (Daniel Radcliffe), only they happen to be dead. The dead aren't useless, though, and Dano proceeds to find not just ways of saving his life, but a reason to live, all thanks to the decaying yet increasingly animated corpse of a...
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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. Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) - Boxer. One of the most famous athletes of all time, he starred in his own 1977 biopic, The Greatest, which was based on his autobiography. He also stars as the main subject in the documentaries We Were Kings (see below), The Rumble in the Jungle, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and I Am Ali, and appears in the docs Malcolm X, Norman Mailer: The American, Champions Forever, Soul Power, and Fidel, and in the fiction...
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Update 7/1/16: A new trailer for War Dogs is out. It's not wildly different from the first trailer, but it does feature much more of Bradley Cooper positioning himself as the film's bad guy. Check it out at the bottom of this post.   Previously 3/24/16: War Dogs may sound like the name of a movie about werewolf soldiers, but it's actually the new title for the previously announced Arms and the Dudes. Directed by Todd Phillips (the Hangover trilogy), the comedy stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two entrepreneurial, party-loving bros who land a contract with the U.S. government for $300 million to supply weapons and ammunition to the Afghan military. That may sound like a silly premise making fun of the way the U.S. government spends money, but the crazy...
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Less than a month ago, we heard that John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) had been cast in Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster about giant robots doing battle with giant monsters. Boyega will be portraying the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first movie. As we noted at the time, Boyega's casting served as an announcement that the movie was ready to move forward. A release date has now been set for Pacific Rim 2 and it's even sooner than we had hoped. The movie is slated to open in theaters on February 23, 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As of this moment, no other movie is scheduled for that date, though DC's superhero flick Black Panther is set for the week before and an untitled Fox / Marvel movie will...
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Legion: A new photo from upcoming television series Legion reveals a new look at Dan Stevens (The Guest). Stevens plays David Haller, a mutant dealing with schizophrenia. In the Marvel comic book series New Mutants, the character is the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller also star. The series will "likely feature all-new characters from the X-Men universe." Noah Hawley (TV's Fargo) wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner for the FX series. [ScreenCrush]   Clifford the Big Red Dog: Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Written by Norman Bridwell and first published in 1963, the children's book series followed an 8-year-old girl and her adventures with a dog who grows to...
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