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Watch the New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer!
The brand new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer premiered this morning at Star Wars Celebration, as J.J. Abrams and the film’s cast showed off the footage to a packed audience of hardcore Star Wars fans. But, you don't have to be in Anaheim to get a new look at The Force Awakens: we've got the trailer for you right here, right now!
20 Facts You May Not Know About ‘Star Wars’
Let's be honest: if you're here, you probably know a lot about the 'Star Wars' movies. But, how much do you really know? Did you know that they're making a new one? You did? Boy, you are good. Well, now you can test your 'Star Wars' knowledge with the first entry in our new video series "You Think You Know Movies?"
Exclusive: More With Karen Gillan on ‘Oculus’ and Her Villainous Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
‘Oculus’ – one of the scariest movies you’ll see this year – opens in theaters this Friday and to help get you excited, we have Part 2 of our interview with star Karen Gillan. We met with Gillan shortly after the film’s premiere at SXSW to talk a little bit more about the movie. Here, Gillan starts off explaining what she saw in ‘Oculus’ – a horror movie that actually feels new and exciting. Read
Karen Gillan Talks ‘Oculus’ and Why She’s Always Wanted to Star in a Horror Movie
It is a weird distinction that the impossibly perky and polite Karen Gillan is the star of the scariest movie of the year, 'Oculus'. In the film, she plays a young woman determined to crack - both literally and figuratively - the mystery behind an evil mirror that has haunted her family. Her red hair pulled back in a ponytail (which bounces hypnotically to and fro as if it were itself possessed) t
Win a Copy of The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Box Set!
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition is one of the most highly anticipated Blu-ray releases all year and hits shelves this September. It's something every Batman fan is going to want to own and we've got your chance to get one for free, right here.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Harrison Ford Confirmed to Return as Han Solo!
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still in the early stages of development with J.J. Abrams just joining the team a few weeks ago. So what was one of J.J.'s first orders of business after signing on to direct the next 'Star Wars' film? Today we get word that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
2013 Oscars: Download All of This Year’s Nominated Scripts
The 2013 Oscars are right around the corner and it's always more fun to watch the awards when you have a rooting interest. Even if you haven't seen all the nominated films, we can help you get caught up in two major categories: Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay. We've got all ten of the Oscar-nominated scripts - from 'Django' to 'Argo' and everything in-between - available for you to downl
‘Fast and Furious 6′ Plot Details Officially Released
Besides what has been shared on Vin Diesel's Facebook page, we've had little information on 'Fast and Furious 6.' Up until recently, we didn't even really know what it was called. 'Fast Six?' 'Fa6t and Furio6?' But now, with a 2013 Super Bowl trailer on the horizon, not only do we have an official title, but we also know the actual plot of the movie.
‘SNL’ Skit About Ray Lewis Crying Made Ray Lewis Cry
Ray Lewis, NFL linebacker and the center of a lot of the focus surrounding the 2013 Super Bowl, is a very, uh, emotional guy. He screams and shouts and dances and is prone to crying. Naturally, with the Super Bowl approaching, 'SNL' took notice of this and included a bit on Weekend Update that featured an overly emotional Ray Lewis (Kenan Thompson) who can't stop crying. Ray Lewis himself saw it a
The 2013 Super Bowl Commercial CBS Doesn’t Want You To See
The 2013 Super Bowl will feature many commercials. You can even check here for what movie trailers will be running during the 2013 Super Bowl. But what you won't see is a :20 ad for web site PornHub, which was summarily rejected by CBS. The good news? You can watch it now.
‘Man of Steel’ First Look: Amy Adams as the New Lois Lane
We caught a fleeting glimpse of multiple Oscar-nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane in the 'Man of Steel' trailer (seen above) but today we get our first official look at Lois Lane from the upcoming Superman film. And? There are certainly a big change to the Daily Planet.
‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ – How You Can Appear in the Film!
Attention 'Amazing Spider-Man' fans! Do you want to star in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2?' OK, we probably can't offer the role of Mysterio or Scorpion or yet another villain but director Marc Webb is looking for some everyday people to join the cast of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' and that could be you!
‘Iron Man 3′ – Robert Downey, Jr. Reveals “Top Secret” Scene
'Iron Man 3' has a new trailer coming this Sunday at the 2013 Super Bowl and to help promote the upcoming superhero movie, Robert Downey, Jr. is out and about talking all things Iron Man. And as we all learned from that time when he spoiled the 'Avengers' post-credits shawarma scene, Downey isn't the best at keeping top secret things top secret. So it shouldn't surprise you that in a recent interv
‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ – Paul Giamatti to Star as Rhino!
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' has cast a new villain. After Jamie Foxx was announced as joining the 'Spider-Man 2' cast as Electro, today we get news that Paul Giamatti will star as Rhino. And another actress has joined the cast in a mystery role. Who could she be playing?
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Might Not Make Its 2015 Release Date
Attention 'Star Wars' fans! Before you get your tent and sleeping bag and lawn chair and start waiting on line for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' you should probably know this: 'Star Wars: Episode 7' might not come out in 2015 as originally planned.
‘Sin City 2′ Will Feature a Lot More Jessica Alba Stripping
If 'Sin City' wasn't your thing, you can still probably appreciate one thing about Robert Rodriguez's movie: Jessica Alba as a stripper. Well, get ready Jessica Alba fans because she says 'Sin City 2' will feature even more of her stripper Nancy Callahan including some new dance moves that Alba calls "crazy."
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – J.J. Abrams Will Direct!
The search for a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director is over. J.J. Abrams - the man who once said he would only be interested in 'Star Wars' as a paying moviegoer - will direct the first film in the new trilogy.
‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ – Channing Tatum and Emma Stone to Co-Star?
'Dumb and Dumber 2' was definitely happening. And then it was off. But then Jim Carrey was back and it was back on again. And now, according to director Peter Farrelly, it's "100% guaranteed that it's a possibility." They're in talks with Warner Bros. for the sequel - titled 'Dumb and Dumber To' - and want Channing Tatum and Emma Stone to join Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Watch One of the ‘Movie 43′ Sketches in Full
You would think that a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Sudeikis, Seth MacFarlane, Richard Gere, Josh Duhamel, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris wouldn't have a hard time finding an audience. But things haven't been easy for 'Movie 43,' the sketch comedy movie that started filming back in 2010. Despite the all-star cast, the movie won't have any p
‘Man of Steel’ Will Not Feature a Batman Cameo From Joseph Gordon-Levitt
'Man of Steel' will feature a post-credits scene cameo from Joseph Gordon-Levitt who will introduce himself as the new Batman! That was the sexy rumor from late-2012 and the explanation for how Warner Bros. would kickstart the 'Justice League' buzz. Unfortunately it's not true.