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  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in theaters this weekend and we're still having a hard time believing that this is a real movie. Not because we think it will be bad (the first one is charming enough), but because it's a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And it's actually called The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Sequels are inevitable. Film is a business, and if something works the first time around, of course the people with the deep pockets are going to try it again until it stops working. That's how it works. But some sequels are just a little more unlikely than others. Some sequels don't seem to have the right to exist. Others are just plain bizarre. Many sequels completely miss the point of the previous film, casting the...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Patton Oswalt shares his ideas for two sequels to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable followed by fake Trailers for "Unbreakables" and "Broken":   Artist Francois Dourlen creates photographs integrating film stills with real locations and situations, such as the Superman one below. Find more at The Hollywood Reporter.   Adam Sandler and Bob Barker reunited for a Happy Gilmore rematch in this skit for Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars:   The best new tshirt for Star Wars fans is inspired by the board game Monopoly (via Fashionably Geek):   Learn how film piracy originated at the dawn of cinema with...
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Anyone that's been a comic reader for a good length of time knows nothing is forever. The circumstances for the characters, even the most iconic ones, are always changing to meet the times. Certain characters die and others may replace them in a new form. When it comes to superhero teams especially, there's always a roster shakeup on the horizon. Now that one of comics' most identifiable teams have become the same thing on the silver screen, it's natural to ask when that same team is going to be shaken up in the movies as well. In a recent interview with IGN, Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel cinematic universe, was recently asked about the state of the Avengers roster by the time we reach the end of this coming May's...
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If we're to believe the futurist ideas of last year's RoboCop reboot, robot enforcers will make their debut in Africa before heading to America. The same seems to be the case with the new movie Chappie, which features its own humanoid machines patroling and policing the streets of Johannesburg. Oh, and that same seems to be the case in real life, as there are already robot traffic cops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and have been since 2013. Fortunately these massive mechanical men are not (yet) sentient, nor are they mobile. They're merely stationed in place at intersections in the capital city of Kinshasa, 24/7, waving their arms to keep traffic flowing and monitoring for any illegal activity. Why can't they just stick to normal traffic lights and...
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The Schmoes are back with this week's video reviews. See what they thought about the new releases arriving in theaters below, and check out more of their reviews right here.   Chappie
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To celebrate the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer -- as well as the fact that advanced tickets are now on sale over at Fandango -- we thought it'd be fun to imagine a world where the entire cast of the Avengers sequel all went to school together and subsequently posed for rad yearbook photos.  So here's your totally sweet Avengers: Age of Ultron yearbook page* featuring Earth's Mightiest Teenagers. *Adorable superhero doodles and KIT (keep in touch) scribblings not included.
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Before Whiplash cleaned house at last year's Sundance Film Festival, bringing home both the Grand Jury and Audience awards while on its way to several more award nominations, including Best Picture at the Academy Awards (eventually winning three Oscars), it was a short film that director Damien Chazelle created in the hopes of obtaining additional funds to make said feature.  That short film also screened at Sundance and it also starred Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons as a ruthless music instructor who utilizes some unconventional teaching methods in order to extract the greatness out of his students. While the scenes in the short are almost identical to the ones in the feature, there are some small changes. For example, that's Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1 (have you watched the awesome new trailer?), and that means it's time to brush up on all the Marvel Studios movies that have lead us to what may be the biggest, most anticipated superhero sequel of our time. And those Marvel geeks who want to do it right will get a chance to watch all of the movies -- we're talking Iron Man right through Avengers: Age of Ultron -- on the big screen during one massive marathon happening on April 29 in select AMC and Regal theaters. (Other theaters are screening Avengers double features, so definitely check in with your local moviegoing hub to see what they've got planned.) Tickets will run around $65 for all 11 movies, totaling something in the area of 27 hours of Marvel movie-watching...
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Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV's Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what's not yet known is whether the new version will feature song and dance numbers, as in Disney's 1991 animated musical edition. [Heat Vision/Variety]   Barbie: Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) will rewrite the screenplay for Barbie, inspired by the much-beloved doll. Sony Pictures hopes that the live-action movie will become a franchise; producer Walter Parkes says the hire "signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.&quot...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   What do The Avengers wear to the office when they're not saving the world? Maybe the special suit-and-tie sets, such as Thor's seen below, designed by Zi Wei Tan. See the rest of the heroes' digs at Behance.   The latest Wes Anderson parody imagines the filmmaker taking on the X-Men franchise:   Whether or not this is official concept art, the below image of Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe tweeted by producer DeVon Franklin is still pretty cool (via Live for Films):   The below idea for an easy homemade R2-D2 masquerade costume comes courtesy of an extensive infographic filled with some more normal-looking getups and even some less...
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