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Fans Line Up in Hollywood as Latest ‘Star Wars’ Film Nears

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA—"Episode VII: The Force Awakens," the latest chapter in filmmaker George Lucas’ "Star Wars" saga, is expected to be one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Even though it won’t be in theaters until December 17, devoted fans are lining up to see it. “It’s a classic movie, so we all want to see from where it left off to where it's going to go,” said "Star Wars" fan Andrew Porters. "Myself and Caroline, my fiancee, we flew for 12 hours to come across , and a lot of other people have come from all over America to…
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“Gone Girl” Leads Weekend Box Office

Powered by strong reviews, an established fan base and intense conversation on social media platforms, “Gone Girl” generated an estimated $38 million at North American theaters over the weekend, a huge result for an R-rated drama. “Gone Girl,” which cost 20th Century Fox and New Regency about $60 million to make, was directed by David Fincher from a screenplay adapted by Gillian Flynn from her best-selling book; Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star.   The No. 2 ticket seller over the weekend was also bigger than expected: “Annabelle,” a horror prequel that cost New Line, a division of Warner Bros.,…
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Superhero Overload? 8 Major Comic Book Movies Planned for 2017

While much has been written about 2015 as a perfect storm of tentpoles, including sequels to Star Wars, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible, The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, Fast & Furious and Terminator, 2017 is shaping up to become a showdown of superhero movies. Disney’s Marvel Studios, Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment and 20th Century Fox so far have plans to release seven films featuring comicbook-based crime fighters combined that year, a record. Sony is developing an eighth that has not yet been dated. And they’re not expected to be small titles, either. Marvel alone has three planned for prime dates in…
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How Disney Found A New Meaning For ‘True Love’

Once upon a time, in a studio far, far away, there worked a few filmmakers, who finally figured out how to be progressive. In retelling Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” they broke records with the tale of “Frozen.” That success was shortly followed by the less beloved but no less relevant re-envisioning of “Sleeping Beauty” known as “Maleficent.” Both films present strong females and invert the traditional Disney narrative. Most important, though, each deconstructs “true love’s first kiss,” redefining the age-old trope and subverting the idea that all women need a man to save them. It’s quite clear that…
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Feature Some Original Cast Members

If you haven't seen X-Men: Days of Future Past in theaters yet, there will be plenty of spoilers below, so read on at your own risk. While the end credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past helps set up X-Men: Apocalypse, the story helps broaden the X-Men universe in general, merging several cast members from the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class. Director Bryan Singer revealed in January that X-Men: Apocalypse will be more of a sequel to X-Men: First Class, featuring the younger version of the mutants set in the 1980s. During a recent…
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See Angelina Jolie’s Daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, With Her Mom In ‘Maleficent’

"Maleficent" doesn't arrive in theaters until May 30, but don't tell that to Disney. The studio has begun its marketing push for the fairy tale, with a new trailer, new poster, Entertainment Weekly story on star Angelina Jolie and this photo below, of Jolie and her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. The youngster plays Princess Aurora as a child in "Maleficent," and was cast because she was the only kid who could stand seeing Jolie in full Maleficent makeup. "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors," Jolie told EW's…
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Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine Recasting Is ‘Inevitable’

Hugh Jackman is no stranger to the ways of Hollywood. After his 14-year tenure as Wolverine, he’s said that someone else playing the character is inevitable. While on the set of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the actor told IGN, “Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part.” Jackman has played the ageless mutant seven times. “Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted,” he said.…
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Marilyn Monroe’s Alleged Kennedy Sex Tape Saved From Auction

Marilyn Monroe just got really, really close to being very, very exposed … allegedly. Former bodyguard and active memorabilia collector William Castleberry claims that he has the only copy of an 8mm reel featuring a sexual encounter between Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Of course, no one else has been witness to said tape, so you'll just have to take Castleberry's word for it. Castleberry claims he's kept the footage private out of respect for his good friend, Monroe's ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. Recently, his ownership of the film was threatened as it was among the items…
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The ‘Captain America’ star will trade his shield for a movie camera as he plans to try his hand at directing.

Chris Evans: 'I'll take a little break from acting' after fulfilling Marvel contract Actor Chris Evans told Glamour UK that he plans to take a break from acting after his contract with Marvel is up. Savor Chris Evans on screen while you can. The "Captain America" star is planning a hiatus from acting once he's done filming his adventures about the patriotic superhero, the 32-year-old hunk told Glamour UK magazine. The 'Captain America' star plans to focus more time on directing. "I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting," Evans said. "With…
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The Real Story Behind The ‘Monuments Men’ Goes Far Deeper Than The Blockbuster Movie

When you think "Monuments Men," we wouldn't be surprised if the first thing that comes to mind is George Clooney looking predictably suave in a military uniform. Although the upcoming blockbuster movie is filled with the usual twists and turns of such a cinematic dramatization, the true story of the Monuments Men -- the soldiers who risked their lives to save the artworks that founded Western civilization -- is far more complex. During World War II, a key group of officers from 13 different nations joined together to serve in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, devoted to retrieving…
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