The Cast For DownSizing Expands

(PCM) Three new actors have joined the cast for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a sci-fi satire currently in development starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.

The high concept story, taking place in the not-too-distant future, follows a husband (Damon) and wife (Witherspoon) who voluntarily decide to shrink themselves in an attempt to gain control over their out of control spending habits and lives. Things don’t go according to plan when his wife backs out last minute, leaving the jilted husband in an unfortunate situation.

The Wrap recently reported the addition of Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis to the cast of the sci-fi dramedy in unspecified roles. Currently slated for a 2017 release, Downsizing is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne along with longtime co-writer Jim Taylor.

Reese Witherspoon is receiving a fair amount of Oscar buzz for her performance in the biographical drama, WildRead more

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A New Trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie is Here!

Chappie(PCM) Sony Pictures Entertainment released a new trailer for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s latest film, a futuristic action-thriller about the first robot created with Artificial Intelligence, Chappie.

The new trailer features Hugh Jackman and his villainous mullet as he hunts for and tries to destroy Chappie, the first robot with A.I., due to the potential risk it poses to the human race. We also see a decent amount of Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel as Chappie’s creator and South African rap group Die Antwoord, who also star in the film as themselves.

The third film between writer-director Neill Blomkamp and writer Terri Tatchell, Chappie stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and will open in theaters nationwide starting March 6, 2015.

Read the official synopsis and check out Chappie‘s new trailer below. Check out the official  Chappie Facebook page for … Read more

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Nominations Announced For 2014 BAFTA Awards

BAFTA(PCM) As the first week of January comes to a close, awards season continues to kick in to high gear. The EE British British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for their 2014 BAFTA Awards, taking place on Sunday, May 10.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything are all up for Best Film among other nominations.

Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. drama, Selma, surprised many pundits when it received zero nominations, even though the film was eligible for the BAFTA Awards.

Best Film
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Outstanding British film

’71
The Imitation Game
Paddington
Pride
The Theory of Everything
Under The Skin

Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper Will Open in IMAX Theaters Jan. 16

AmericanSniper(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced in collaboration with the IMAX Corporation plans to release Clint Eastwood’s Oscar buzz-worthy war drama, American Sniper, in IMAX theaters across the nation following on the same day as the film’s January 16, 2015 release.

American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, will be digitally re-mastered for the nationwide IMAX release, allowing for the clearest picture and best sound quality for the full IMAX experience.

“With American Sniper, we are excited to team up for the first time with Academy Award®-winning iconic director Clint Eastwood, as well as work with our valued and longtime partners at Warner Bros.,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “American Sniper is a tense and engaging drama — one that will keep you on the edge of your seat, particularly when experiencing it in Read more

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The Official Rating for Fifty Shades of Grey is Here

FiftyShadesofGrey(PCM) Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of the erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has officially been rated by the MPAA, receiving a designated R rating and surprising almost no one.

The MPAA deemed Fifty Shades of Grey suitable only for those 17 years or older due to the film’s “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.”

Gaining viral popularity after sparking controversy around its treatment of BDSM, its origins as an erotic Twilight fan-fiction, and its grammar/literary content, Fifty Shades of Grey has one on to sell over 100 million copies worldwide.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) from the screenplay by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) based on the the novel by E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey will open in theaters nationwide on February 13, 2015, just in time to capitalize on Valentine’s Day.

Fifty Shades of Grey stars … Read more

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Calling All Disney Fans! Here’s A List of All Disney Movies Hitting Theaters in 2015!

DisneyBanner(PCM) Walt Disney Studios has lit the silver screen and hearts everywhere with magic for over 90 years, celebrating imagination the power of love along the way.

Entering its 91st year, Disney show no signs of stopping; twelve films will be released in 2015 including four animated features and eight live-action films. 2015 releases include the the long-awaited and much anticipated J.J. Abrams helmed Stars Wars:The Force Awakens and the Paul Rudd-starring Marvel comic adaptation, Ant-Man.

Check out the full list of the Disney releases coming to a theater near you in 2015!

Strange Magic – January 23, 2015

Directed by Gary Rydstrom (Finding Nemo, Saving Private Ryan) and starring Alfred Molina, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, and Bob Einstein, Strange Magic is an animated feature from LucasFilms that uses popular songs from the past six decades to Read more

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The First Teaser Trailer For Marvel’s Ant-Man Is Here!

Ant-Man(PCM) After two previews and much anticipation, the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man is finally here!

After premiering during Tuesday night’s pilot episode of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” on ABC, the two minute long teaser trailer was uploaded to Marvel’s official Youtube account, Marvel Entertainment.

First major impression from the teaser trailer; Paul Rudd looks incredible as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man.

As someone who has never read the comics, I can’t really say I learned much from the trailer, but I would probably blow money at the movies to see Ant-Man based on this trailer alone so I’d say the teaser trailer hit its mark.

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as the titular hero and tells the story of master thief Scott Lang, a founding member of The Avengers, after he gains the incredible ability to shrink to a miniscule size while increasing his strength.

Ant-Man also stars Judy Greer as … Read more

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star in DreamWorks’ Live-Action “Ghost in the Shell”

ScarlettJohanssonBlackWidow(PCM) Variety confirmed today, January 5, that Scarlett Johansson will star in DreamWorks’ live-action remake of the futuristic police thriller, Ghost in the Shell.

Based on the manga series of the same name by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell is currently in pre-production.

Helmed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, DreamWorks’ adaptation comes from a script by The Hoax and The Reluctant Fundamentalist writer Bill Wheeler and is produced by Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man producer Avi Arad and Steven Paul.

Though the manga and multiple animated film series detail the missions and operations of Public Security Section 9, a counter-cyberterrorist organization in mid 21st century Japan, Variety reports that Sanders’s take on the franchise has Scarlett Johansson as part of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission.

DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg gained the rights to produce a live-action version of the original Ghost in the Read more

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Josh Gad is in Talks to Play Roger Ebert in Biopic “Russ & Roger Go Beyond”

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(PCM) Josh Gad is well on his way to becoming a household name; the actor voiced everyone’s favorite talking snowman in Disney’s Frozen, stars alongside comedy superstar Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer, opening in theaters January 16, 2015, will in the Adam Sandler 2015 summer blockbuster Pixels, and, according to TheWrap, is currently in talks to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger Go Beyond.

Russ & Roger Go Beyond tells the story of filmmaker Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert as the two embark on a journey to create the 1970’s cult classic, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, with a script penned by Emmy award-winner and “Saturday Night Live” writer Christopher Cluess.

If Josh Gad takes … Read more

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Samuel L. Jackson Stars in New Trailer and Poster for Finnish Action/Adventure “Big Game”

BigGame(PCM) Give me a movie where Samuel L. Jackson plays the president of the United States and I’ll probably watch it.Give me a movie where Samuel L. Jackson plays the president of the United States shot down in Air Force One over Finland, stranded in the forest with terrorists hot on his tail with only the help of a thirteen year-old hunter to survive and strap me into the car cause I’m already there.

The above is basically a short description of director Jalmari Helander’s Big Game.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Broadbent, Ted Levine,Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman, Ray Stevenson, Onni Tommila, and Mehmet Kurtulus, Big Game tells the story of Oskari (Onni Tommila), a shy, nervous 13-year old boy. Like his forefathers, his time has come to take a test of manhood by spending one day and one night alone in the wilderness of a vast local forest. Armed only Read more

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Snoopy Flies High in the New Trailer for The Peanuts Movie

PeanutsMovie(PCM) We’re still eleven long months from the release of The Peanuts Movie, the first film in 35 years to star the lovable Charlie Brown and company, but we finally have a new official trailer to tide us over until the movie’s November 6, 2015 release.

20th Century Fox released a new official trailer for The Peanuts Movie today featuring a doghouse-flying, crime fighting Snoopy, a dishevelled Woodstock, and a classically clumsy Charlie as we’ve never seen them before; in state of the art 3D animation.

From Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age franchise comes The Peanuts Movie, a tale of adventure following Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle and expert pilot, as he flies high and embarks on his greatest mission yet: to thwart The Red Baron, Snoopy’s arch-nemesis. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s best friend, also embarks on his own epic quest.

Directed by Steve Martino (… Read more

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Marvel Teases “Human-Sized” Preview of Ant-Man

Ant-Man(PCM) It’s been less than a month since Marvel revealed the official synopsis for director Peyton Reed’s  Ant-Man, and now we’re just three days from the debut of the first official trailer.

Marvel released a teaser trailer for the first official Ant-Man trailer, much like the recently released teaser trailer for the next official Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, yesterday.

The teaser trailer announced the release of the official trailer, scheduled to premiere during the world premiere of “Marvel’s Agent Carter”on Tuesday, January 6  on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and opening in 2D/3D theaters nationwide July 17, 2015, stars Paul Rudd as the titular hero and tells the story of master thief Scott Lang, a founding member of The Avengers, and also stars Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Michael Peña as Luis, Wood Harris as Gale, David … Read more

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer To Premiere Monday, Jan. 12

Avengers1(PCM) The second installment in Marvel Studios Avengers series, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is still five months out from its May 1, 2015 release, but the hype has been steadily building since audiences first saw Joss Whedon’s post-credit scenes at The Avengers‘ L.A. premiere in April of 2012.

After the first official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked a few days before it was scheduled to air during an episode of Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel is playing it safe and announced the premiere of the next official Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer on ESPN yesterday afternoon.

Tune in to the first College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 12 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN to catch the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and check back here for the trailer after it premieres online!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant … Read more

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New Trailer for Disney’s “Cinderella”

Cinderella(PCM) It’s been sixty-five years since audiences were first delighted by an animated film telling the classic European folk tale of Cinderella.

Now, we’re just 3 months out from the release of Disney’s live action Cinderella, opening in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015, and Disney has graced us with a new trailer to hold us over.

Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother, Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden looking very dapper as Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias) and fellow Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera star as the Evil Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) also stars along with Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Speech), Nonso Anozie (… Read more

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Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3 Set for July 8, 2016 Release

StarTrek3(PCM) A day after news broke that four time Fast and Furious director Justin Lin would be helming the 13th Star Trek film, more widely known as the third installment in the recent Chris Pine-reboot of the franchise, we now have a release date for Star Trek 3!

Slated for a July 8, 2016 release, Star Trek 3 not only departs from Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams but also from the reboot’s somewhat earth-centric setting. According to series writer Roberto Orci, Star Trek 3 will delve into deep space.

Stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and John Cho are all speculated to return to the latest installment and reprise their roles, though there has yet to be a confirmation.

Currently, Star Trek 3 is attached to a script by Roberto Orci, Patrick McKay, and J.D. Payne.

J.J. Abrams’ Star Read more

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“The Interview” Will Open in Select Theaters on Christmas After All!

TheInterview(PCM) Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comedy The Interview has seen a mountain of controversy since the infamous SONY hack that damaged the reputations of some of the entertainment industry’s biggest players.

The controversy and scandal came to a head after the hackers behind the attack, calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” and speculated as having ties to North Korea, threatened 9/11 style terrorist attacks on American theaters screening The Interview on its opening day, Christmas.

It only took a few hours for major theater chains to pull the film. Supporting the theaters, SONY issued a statement saying that they stood by the theaters’ decisions but were not going to officially pull The Interview from all theaters.

After almost every theater chain cancelled their scheduled screenings, SONY decided it would be best to scrap the film’s release. The backlash was immediate, with everyone from George Clooney to the POTUS … Read more

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First U.S. Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Paranoid Horror: “It Follows”

ItFollows(PCM) You know that feeling you get on the back of your neck when you feel like you’re being watched? Or when the hairs on your arms raise at the sound of heavy footsteps behind you?

Dubbed as “the most striking American horror film in years,” David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows plays on the paranoid fear of being followed, but not in your conventional stalked-by-a-serial-killer kind of way.

Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), It Follows tells the story of  a teenager who finds herself plagued by disturbing visions and the inescapable sense that something is following her after a strange sexual encounter with her boyfriend.

For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself tormented by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation … Read more

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Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Team Up With One Direction to Spread Holiday Cheer

TonightShow(PCM) I believe it was Buddy the Elf who proclaimed, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” and truer words are rarely said. Jimmy Fallon, the legendary Roots crew, and One Direction are …

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A Monster Lurks Beneath the Ocean in New Trailer for “In the Heart of the Sea”

InTheHeartoftheSea(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures uploaded a new trailer for Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea to the Warner Bros. UK Youtube account on Monday, check it out below!

Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.  The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.  But that told only half the story.

In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, … Read more

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Will Ferrell Goes Hard With Kevin Hart in First Trailer for “Get Hard”

GetHArd(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for Etan Cohen’s comedy starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, Get Hard, opening in theaters next year on March 27, 2015.

Get Hard is written and directed by Etan Cohen (Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder) from a screenplay by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts (Key & Peele) from the story by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts.

Will Ferrell stars as a white collar worker facing hard time in jail and in need of some toughening up. Comically mistaking small business owner Kevin Hart as a hardened street-wise criminal, Ferrell enrolls him as his coach in the 30 days leading up to his sentence.

Tip “T.I.” Harris and Alison Brie star alongside Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in the March 27, 2015 release.

Watch the official trailer and read … Read more

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Sony Has Officially Pulled “The Interview”

The-Interview1(PCM) After weeks of controversy, including one of the largest and most damaging entertainment industry hacks, Sony has officially announced their decision to cancel the December 25th release of director Evan Goldberg’s comedy about an assassination plot against Kim Jong-un, The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

This comes on the heels of a threatening message from the hacker group, the Guardians of Peace. The threat promised 9/11 style attacks on theaters that screened The Interview on Christmas day, causing the majority of theaters chains to cancel scheduled screenings of the film.

Fox News confirmed that the FBI suggested on Thursday morning that North Korea has ties to the hacker group, confirming many people’s’ suspicion that the East Asian country is behind the terroristic threat issued on Tuesday.

The death scene of Kim Jong-un was recently leaked online and it’s not hard to understand why North Koreans are … Read more

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Theater Chains Pulling “The Interview” After Latest Threat

TheInterview(PCM) After the latest threat from the Guardians of Peace, the hackers behind Sony’s scandalous hacking, several theater chains have decided to pull Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview.

Carmike Cinemas announced on Tuesday that they would not be screening the comedy about an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea in any of its 238 theaters across 41 states.

Several hours later, Landmark Theaters announced the cancellation of the New York City premiere of The Interview, scheduled for Thursday night in Manhattan at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema.

The cancellations are due to the Guardians of Peace’s latest threat that, according to Variety, promises a 9/11 style attack on theaters that screen The Interview on the film’s release day, December 25th.

This hasn’t deterred some movie-goers though; many are brushing the threats off and planning on seeing The Interview and attending theaters on Christmas.

The recent … Read more

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Disney Releases New International “Cinderella” Trailer

Cinderella(PCM) Disney released a new international trailer for their latest adaptation of Cinderella, starring Lily James in the titular role, and while the new trailer doesn’t reveal anything new, it’s worth a watch just for Cate Blanchett’s wickedness as the Evil Stepmother alone.

Sixty-five years after Disney’s classic animated tale delighted audiences, Cinderella is slated to open in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015.

Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Evil Stepmother), Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden looking very dapper as Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias) and fellow Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera star as the Evil Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) also stars as Cinderella’s Mother, Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård … Read more

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Animated Fantasy Adventure “Song of the Sea” Opens in Select Theaters Dec. 19

SongoftheSea(PCM) Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea has received high praises since its premiere at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Making its U.S. debut in select New York theaters December 19, 2014, Song of the Sea was released theatrically in France, Luxembourg, and Belgium on December 10, 2014.

Already boasting a very fresh critics’ score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Song of the Sea has been praised by the Hollywood Reporter‘s Boyd van Hoeij as a “satisfying smack in the face of computer-generated 3D animation.”

Written by Will Collins, Song of the Sea is based on the ancient Celtic myth of the selkie. Read below for the official synopsis and visit Song of the Sea‘s official Facebook and website for for info and updates! Watch the trailer for Song of the Sea below.

“Song of the Sea” tells the story of Ben and his Read more

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New Trailer for “Blackhat” Starring Chris Hemsworth

Blackhat(PCM) Legendary and Universal Pictures released a new trailer for Blackhat, a thriller/action film starring Chris Hemsworth and helmed by Academy Award-nominated director Michael Mann.

Opening in theaters nationwide January 16, 2015, Blackhat plays on a fear that plagues our increasingly technology dependent society as a whole; that the downside of our internet-connected world is the potential for terrorists to hack into world defense systems and wreak havoc worldwide.

Chris Hemsworth plays Nicholas Hathaway, a genius coder turned hacker serving out a 15 year sentence recruited by a government agency to take out a cyber criminal with terrible plans.

“Black hat” is the term applied to a hacker who hacks with malicious intent, destroying or stealing data and exploiting vulnerabilities in systems.

Read below for Blackhat‘s official synopsis and new trailer. Visit the official Blackhat website and Facebook for more info and updates!

Set within the world of Read more

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Marvel Reveals Official Synopsis for “Ant-Man” Starring Paul Rudd

Ant-Man(PCM) Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios released the official synopsis and more character details for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and opening in 2D/3D theaters nationwide July 17, 2015.

Along with the official synopsis came a reveal of the roles of many of the ensemble cast, including Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, Michael Peña as Luis, Wood Harris as Gale, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Jordi Mollà as Castillo.

The official synopsis follows:

“The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly Read more

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Watch Your Favorite Actors Lock Lips in New York Times’ “9 Kisses”

9Kisses(PCM) New York Times brought together some of the biggest actors of the year and created 9 Kisses, a short film featuring 9 different pairings of what the publication has deemed the best actors of 2014.

These encounters include …

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Action Abounds in the New Trailer for “The Divergent Series: Insurgent”

Insurgent2(PCM) Summit Entertainment released a new official trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent and its pretty much a full two minutes of Shailene Woodley dodging bullets, leaping onto burning flying houses, and fighting the oppressive powers that be.

The trailer also comes with a new poster, featuring a view from below of a mirrored image of Shailene Woodley and Theo James bursting out of shattering glass windows, guns raised as though they are being pursued.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.) with a screenplay written by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man), The Divergent Series: Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Suki Waterhouse, Jonny Weston, Naomi Watts, Rosa Salazar, and Keiynan Lonsdale and opens in theaters nationwide March 20, 2015.

Watch the new trailer below, after the official synopsis, and visit the official Divergent Series website and Facebook for … Read more

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New “Jupiter Ascending” Extended TV Spot

Jupiter_Ascending_2(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow released a new extended TV spot for the Wachowski Brothers’ Jupiter Ascending, opening in 2D/3D/IMAX 3D theaters nationwide starting February 6, 2015 on the official Warner Bros. UK Youtube channel today.

Their first original trilogy and screenplay since The Matrix, the Wachowski Brothers’ Jupiter Ascending has seen a few delays in its release date; the film was originally slated for a July 25, 2014 release then was pushed up one week to July 18, 2014.

Several months later, Jupiter Ascending‘s release date was pushed back to February 6, 2015, to accommodate additional time needed to finish over 2,000 special effects shots that most likely went in to creating what star Douglas Booth referred to as the Star Wars/The Matrix-esque universe in which the film takes place.

The film’s release date was pushed back to also allow more time for an effective marketing … Read more

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High Levels of Sass Detected in the New Trailer for Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

InsideOut(PCM) Disney•Pixar released the first official trailer for veteran Pixar crew Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen’s animated feature, Inside Out.

The trailer, uploaded to the Disney UK account on December 10, has already gained over 2.3 million views and is 2 minutes and 10 seconds of classic relatable Pixar hilarity.

The trailer enters into the modest dining room of a small family; a mother a father, and their oh-so-angsty tween daughter. As an argument mounts between father and daughter, we’re treated to an inside look at both of their subconsciousnesses and the little beings in charge of controlling them.

Inside Out, written and directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) and co-director Ronaldo Del Carmen (Up, Ratatouille), stars Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith

Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis for Inside Out, slated … Read more

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Pixar’s “Finding Dory” Releases Plot and Setting Details

FindingDory(PCM) When Pixar released Finding Nemo in 2003, the animated feature about an anxious clownfish, Marlin, on the hunt to find his son, Nemo, with the help with an endearingly forgetful fish, Dory, became an instant classic.

When news broke in 2012 that a sequel to Finding Nemo was in the works, the excitement was palpable. Then in 2013, Disney announced that the sequel would be titled Finding Dory and would star returning stars Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen Degeneres as Dory.

After campaigning for a sequel for some time, Ellen made an announcement on her show expressing her excitement at Disney’s official announcement, saying:

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script … Read more

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The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations!

GoldenGlobe(PCM) The nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards were announced early Thursday morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, containing few surprises but delighting fans with the announcement that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would be teaming up yet again to host the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

This will be the third and supposedly last time that the two will host the event, airing live on NBC on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. P.S.T. and 8-11 p.m. E.S.T.

The nominations consist of 25 categories; 14 for film and 11 for TV. Richard Linklater’s decade-spanning Boyhood received five nominations including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch also received five nominations.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman had critics raving over its direction, performances, and technical feats when it screened at numerous festivals throughout the fall and now leads the … Read more

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New “Paranoia” Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

InherentVice(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures’ released the new “Paranoia” trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama starring Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice, today.

The new trailer has more of a comical tone than one would expect from a film described as a drama but, as everyone knows, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Along with the trailer came a link that allows you to RSVP to December 13th advanced screenings of Inherent Vice happening in major cities across the U.S. and in Canada.

Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, stars a multitude of award winning actors, including Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newson.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominated Paul Thomas Anderson, the “stoner noir” mystery, Inherent Vice, currently has a rating of 73% from critics on Rotten TomatoesRead more

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The Official Site for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Is Up!

AVENGERSageofultron(PCM) It might be sparse, but the official site for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron is up!

Featuring the film’s “A” symbol and little else, Marvel.com/Avengers allows visitors to navigate to the Avengers: Age of Ultron official synopsis, downloadable wallpapers, and to the film’s official trailer, released in mid-October after a leaked version was uploaded online.

The official site also features what I can only hope is sample of Brian Tyler’s score for the film. Stay tuned to the Avengers: Age of Ultron official site, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates and info!

Read the official synopsis and watch the official extended trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron below!

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron … Read more

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Sara Colangelo’s Drama “Little Accidents” Opens January 16, 2015

LittleAccidents(PCM) Written, directed, and based on her award-winning short film of the same name, Sara Colangelo’s heavy drama Little Accidents will open in select theaters starting January 16, 2015 after receiving praise at this year’s festival run.

Little Accidents, starring Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland, takes place in a small coal town devastated by a recent tragedy.

After a mining accident takes the lives of several residents, the disappearance of 14 year-old J.T. leaves the town in even more despair.

Diane (Elizabeth Banks), reeling from the disappearance of her son, forms two unlikely friendships with Owen, the son of a coal miner killed in the accident caused by failures on her husband’s part, and Amos, the sole survivor of the accident.

Secrets are revealed and the small mining town starts to unravel in the wake of all this tragedy.

Currently rated at 80% on Rotten Read more

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There’s A Whole Lot of Singing in the New Trailer for “The Last 5 Years”

TheLast5Years(PCM) The first trailer for RADiUS’ dramedy musical, The Last 5 Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the last 5 years of the young hopeful couple’s failed marriage.

The trailer, clocking in at a little over two minutes, features both Kendrick and Jordan singing their hearts out and is a good tip-off that The Last 5 Years will probably be most enjoyed by someone who is a huge fan of musicals.

Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last 5 Years is the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical based on his own failed marriage to Theresa O’Neill.

Showcasing the talents of Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect) and Jeremy Jordan (Six by Soundheim, Joyful Noise), both seasoned actors with great voices and prior Broadway experience, The Last 5 Years opens in select theaters starting February … Read more

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Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell Star in Etan Cohen’s Comedy, ‘Get Hard’

GetHArd(PCM) Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, undoubtedly two of the successful comedians/actors working, have answered comedy fans’ prayers everywhere and teamed up for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Get Hard.

Get Hard is written and directed by Etan Cohen (Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder) from a screenplay by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts (Key & Peele) from the story by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts.

Will Ferrell stars as a white collar worker facing hard time in jail and in need of some toughening up. Comically mistaking small business owner Kevin Hart as a hardened street-wise criminal, Ferrell enrolls him as his coach in the 30 days leading up to his sentence.

When Warner Bros. Pictures first acquired the film in 2012, many comparisons were drawn between the plot of Get Hard and Rob Schneider’s Big StanRead more

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‘Two Days, One Night’ Opens in U.S. Theaters December 24

TwoDaysOneNights(PCM) Sundance Selects will be screening Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s drama starring Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night, a.k.a. Deux Jours, Une Nuit, in select U.S. theaters starting December 24, 2014.

Written and directed by award-winning brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night has already been nominated for a slew of awards from numerous film festivals, including 2014’s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or, the audience award at both the Chicago International Film Festival and the European Film Awards.

Two Days, One Night currently has a very fresh rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic consensus stating: “Another profoundly affecting work from the Dardenne brothers, Two Days, One Night delivers its timely message with honesty and clear-eyed compassion.”

Read the official synopsis and watch the trailer for Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard (Inception, La Vien en Rose) and Fabrizio Rongione (… Read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s Doctor Strange!

DoctorStrange(PCM) After much speculation, Marvel Studios has confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness will star in the studio’s live action Doctor Strange adaption, slated to open in 3D and 2D theaters nationwide November 4, 2016.

Created by Steve Ditko and debuting in the Marvel comic book Strange Tales #110 in 1963, Doctor Strange is the Supreme Sorcerer of Earth, a powerful sorcerer with protecting the earth from mystical threats being his top priority.

Marvel Studios announced on Thursday that the titular role would be played by Benedict Cumberbatch. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” explains producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Dr. Stephen Strange was a highly talented and wealthy neurosurgeon whose guilt-ridden past resulted in his cold and egotistical personality, until a tragic accident robs him … Read more

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First Round of 2015 GRAMMY Nominations Announced!

GRAMMYAwards(PCM) In a live broadcast on Friday morning’s “CBS This Morning,” Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first round of GRAMMY nominations for 2015, with both announcers making an appearance on the list.

The official GRAMMY twitter account also tweeted the announcement and nominations to its 1.75 million followers.

Pharrell Williams is nominated for his album Girl for Best Contemporary Urban Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit single of the same album, “Happy.” Ed Sheeran received a nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for X.

GRAMMY nominees already today, @Pharrell & @edsheeran earlier on @CBSThisMorning #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/wwtEkxW7Ei

— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) December 5, 2014

An almost completely full list of the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be published … Read More…

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The ‘Terminator Genisys’ Trailer is Here!

TerminatorGenisys(PCM) The first official trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Terminator Genisys premiered on the official Terminator Genisys Facebook page today, and this latest installment in the series flips the story on its head.

The trailer transports us to the future as John Connor send Kyle Reese, his soon-to-be father, back in time to save his mother, Sarah Connor, from the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Kyle Reese receives a shock when he lands in the year 1984, ready to find and protect Sarah Connor, but instead is saved by Sarah from SkyNet terminators. Sarah explains to Kyle that she was expecting him and that the past had changed from what he’d been expecting.

Things look grave for John Connor as he realizes that SkyNet has hatched an evil plan to attack him from both the past and the future.

Helmed by Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys comes from the … Read more

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‘Spectre’ Announced As the Next James Bond Film, Starring James Craig

Spectre(PCM) In a live stream from the 007 launch event at the legendary Pinewood Studios in England this morning, director Sam Mendes announced the title and cast of the 24th installment in the James Bond film series, Spectre.

Mendes’ first reveal from the new film was the title screen; metallic beveled font spelling out Spectre slowly appearing from with a solid black background with a gunshot leaving a fractured bullet hole through the “c” in the middle of the title.

To the delight of those in attendance and James Bond fans watching the live stream worldwide, Sam Mendes jokingly introduced the first “cast member;” the new Aston Martin DB10, designed in collaboration with the director, continuing the franchises’ 50 year relationship with the luxury sports car manufacturer.

Mendes goes on to introduce the first real cast members to the 007 stage, starting with the “home team,” aka MI6: Rory … Read more

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20th Century Fox Releases Official Synopsis for ‘The Fantastic Four’

TheFantasticFour(PCM) It’s less than a year away from the scheduled August 1, 2015 release date for 20th Century Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot and there’s very little to show for it.

Up until now, there was only an official cast to speculate with, no synopsis, poster, trailer, or even official set photos. 20th Century Fox has answered Fantastic Four fans’ prayers and finally released the official synopsis, which states:

The Fantastic Four,” a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Directed by Chronicle‘s Josh Trank, The Fantastic Four stars Kate Mara The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Jamie … Read more

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Official Cast for Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Suicide Squad’

suicide squad(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the official cast for writer-director David Ayer’s live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, based on the legendary Task Force X.

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jesse Eisenberg, and Cara Delevingne will all star in the action-adventure flick following DC Comics Universe’s anti-hero team of incarcerated supervillains. In exchange for shorter and more lenient prison sentences, the group take on dangerous undercover black ops missions, working as deniable assets for the U.S. government.

The official synopsis for Suicide Squad has yet to be released, along with the poster or any other promotional materials, but the film is still in pre-production, not scheduled to hit theaters until August 5, 2016.

Tom Hardy stars as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Will Smith is Deadshot, Cara Delevingne is Enchantress, Jared Leto stars as The Joker, Jai Courtney is Boomerang, … Read more

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Teaser Trailer for ‘Terminator Genisys’

TerminatorGenisys(PCM) Paramount Pictures released a teaser trailer for director Alan Taylor’s Terminator reboot, Terminator Genisys, today Along with the teaser trailer came the announcement that the first official trailer will be released on Thursday, December 4th.

The first installment in a stand alone trilogy, Terminator Genisys picks up in the year 2029, following John Connor as he leads the resistance in war against the machines. Things look grave for John Connor as he realizes that SkyNet has hatched an evil plan to attack him from both the past and the future.

Helmed by Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys comes from the screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry).

Currently in post-production, Terminator Genisys stars the terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Games of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney from Divergent as Kyle Reese, Zero Read more

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Wicked Looks Good On Cate Blanchett in New ‘Cinderella’ Poster

CinderllaWickedStepMother(PCM) Cate Blanchett poses a very intimidating and fashionable Wicked Stepmother in the new poster for Disney’s live action adaptation of Cinderella.

With a black-gloved hand on one hip and the other looking as though it should be supported by a cane, Cate Blanchett delivers on the cool, cold manipulative aura of Lady Tremaine, better known as Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother, in her dramatic black hat and beautifully tailored gold with black floral pattern, black, and dark green gown.

Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera flank Blanchett on both sides as the Wicked Stepsisters, sporting much brighter but also floral getups in the new poster.

Sixty-five years after Disney’s classic animated tale delighted audiences, Cinderella is slated to open in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015.

Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine … Read more

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Bilbo Baggins Takes A Stand in New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Clip

The_Hobbit-_The_Battle_of_the_Five_Armies_3(PCM) New Line Cinema released a new clip from the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, more than two weeks out from the film’s release.

The new clip, clocking in at just under 50 seconds, features Gandalf admantly pleading that the Dwarves be warned of their impending doom while Thranduil refuses to dispatch more Elves for the mission, leaving Bilbo to make a bold choice.

Watch the new clip below the official synopsis!

From Academy Award ®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves.

Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the … Read more

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Official Red and Green Band Trailers for Vince Vaughn Comedy ‘Unfinished Business’

unfinished-business-small(PCM) 20th Century Fox released the red and green band trailers for director Ken Scott’s Unfinished Business, starring Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Tom Wilknison (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Dave Franco (21 Jump Street).

Unfinished Business is the second comedy directed by Ken Scott to star Vince Vaughn; the two previously worked together on 2013’s dramedy, Deilvery Man.

Sienna Miller (Stardust), James Marsden (X-Men), and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) also star in the comedy, penned by The Pursuit of Happyness and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty writer Steve Conrad. 

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, … Read more

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The Minions Go Caroling in New AMC Theaters Gift Card Promo

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(PCM) Universal Pictures captured audiences’ hearts with the hilariously sweet animated 2010 summer hit, Despicable Me, and its loveable minions, the endearingly clumsy assistants of anti-hero Gru.

Now, thanks to Dreamworks and AMC theaters, you can watch the adorable group as they sing, or attempt to sing, some classic Christmas carols below!

The minions arrived on a dinosaur-ruled earth, millions of years ago. Their need for organization and purpose lead them to search for a master to follow. After various fatal mishaps befall their numerous masters throughout history (mostly due to their own bumbling actions), the minions are left without leadership.

Without a master, the minions become listless, too unmotivated to even enjoy the life they’ve built for themselves in the Arctic. Minions follows the loveable yellow sidekicks as they search for a new villianous master to serve.

Watch the minions caroling below, after the official synopsis from the Minions official Facebook Read more

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Official Cast of ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Announced!

Peanuts1(PCM) 20th Century Fox released the official cast for The Peanuts Movie, slated to open in theaters November 6, 2015.

Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pig Pen, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Sally, Snoopy, Woodstock and the rest of the gang are making their big-screen debut in this CGI-animated feature film in 3D.

From Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age franchise comes The Peanuts Movie, a tale of adventure following Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle and expert pilot, as he flies high and embarks on his greatest mission yet: to thwart The Red Baron, Snoopy’s arch-nemisis. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s best friend, also embarks on his own epic quest.

Read the official cast announcement from 20th Century Fox’s press release for The Peanuts Movie below, after the jump!

 

Just introduced the talented kids who will be the voices of the #PeanutsMovie on @TODAYshow. Thanks, @NMoralesNBC! pic.twitter.com/VfddFGo5sd

— Paul

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Final 90-Second TV Spot for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

ExodusGodsandKings(PCM) 20th Century Fox debuted a new 90-second TV spot for Exodus: Gods and Kings just two weeks out from the film’s December 12th release date; check it out below!

The TV spot debuted during the NFL Eagles vs. Cowboys game on Thursday night.

Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley and is the 24th film of three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott.

Scott is currently filming The Martian, a sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on the harsh and unforgiving planet of Mars, faced with impossible odds, set to hit theaters November 25, 2015.

Scott is also producing an untitled Blade Runner project with original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher and Green Lantern writer Michael Green.

Green, who is penning DC Comics’ The Flash, starring We Need to Talk About Kevin‘s star Ezra Miller, is also … Read more

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Shia LaBeouf Divulges Many Things in Interview, Including Rape at His Beverly Hills Art Show

Shia-LeBeouf1(PCM) In a long email correspondence with Dazed magazine’s Aimee Cliff, actor Shia LaBeouf bared his soul, telling Cliff about past traumatic experieces, his childhood, his growth, and a shocking story of how he was raped at his “#IAMSORRY” performance art …

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A ‘Frozen’ Sequel Could Already Be Underway

FRozen(PCM) Disney’s Frozen, released in 2013, captured the hearts of children, families, and even some grown adults everywhere, sweeping people up in it’s story of acceptance and sisterly love.

With Frozen being the highest-grossing animated film of all time, it makes perfect sense that Disney would capitalize on that success and start working on a sequel.

Well, Frozen fans can rejoice because Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, confirmed in an interview with The Telegraph that work on a Frozen sequel, as well as a 6-minute short and a theatrical production are all in the works!

When asked about her involvement in the sequel and theater show, the veteran Broadway actress said, “Not the stage show – I don’t know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride.”

The actress/singer also gave Frozen fans some advice for singing … Read more

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10 Best Thanksigiving Movies to Reign in the Holiday Season

(PCM) The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time to reconnect and share with loved ones, stuff our faces full of delicious food, and be thankful for the spirirt of giving, loving, and caring.

Today, being Thanksgiving, PCM wants to give our readers a little something: a list of the top 10 movies to snuggle up with loved ones and celebrate this holiday of giving thanks.

So, whether you’re celebrating with a traditional Thanksgiving feast with your whole extended family or ordering take-out solo this year, here is a list of the top 10 films to usher in the holiday season (in no particular order).

  • Alice’s Restaurant (comedy-drama, rated R, 1969)

An adaption of Arlo Guthrie’s song “Massacre at Alice’s Restaurant,” this somewhat uneven comedy may not be the happiest movie, but it made this list since the film’s pivotal scene takes place after a Thanksgiving dinner when Arlo, … Read more

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Premieres in Select Theaters on Friday

Star-Wars1(PCM) The hype for the J.J. Abrams helmed Star Wars reboot, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been steadily mounting since the official cast was announced back in April of 2014.

The seventh installment in the Star Wars series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t open in theaters for another year, but that hasn’t slowed the excitement from fans.

In an annoucnement that delighted Stars Wars and movie fans alike, director J.J. Abrams tweeted from the official Bad Robot Twitter account that 100 theaters around the nation would screen the 88-second teaser trailer on Friday, November 28.

THANKSGIVING pic.twitter.com/46811BgWiF

— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014

The trailer will also appear on iTunes Movie Trailers on Friday, though a premiere time has yet to be specified.

Check out the full list of participating theaters, published on StarWars.com, below to see if you’ll be lucky enough to catch the trailer … Read more

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Prince Ditched His Social Media Accounts

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(PCM) No stranger to walking the unbeaten path, Prince decided to delete his Facebook and twitter and removed all of his music from Youtube today (Nov. 25), causing some panic among his fans.

Not much will change for fans of the singer-songwriter/actor/multi-instrumentalist though; Prince rarly posted on his Facebook or Twitter. In September, the artist held a three-hour Q&A on his Facebook page, only to answer one question regarding the ideal frequency of recorded music.

Though he had a promising start on the site, Prince was also very inactive on Twitter, with most of the tweets on his shared account with his backing band, 3rdEyeGirl, coming from 3rdEyeGirl.

The only official video of Prince’s that is still online is his video for … Read More…

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Discover How Peter Pan Ended Up in Neverland in First Official Trailer for ‘Pan’

Pan(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures released the first official trailer for Pan today, giving viewers a look at the magical world of Neverland before Peter Pan or Captain Hook were even major players.

Adventure abounds in the new trailer with swashbuckling pirates, mermaids, daring escapes, and fairies. “Tick-tock” sounds the Warner Bros. Picutres’ logo before opening onto a boys’ orphanage in London.

It is here that we learn about Peter, a boy whose mother left him a note telling him that he is extrodinary beyond his imagination before she promises to explain everything to him when they meet again, either in this world or another.

Next thing you know, the boys are being snatched out of their beds and whisked off to Neverland to join the ranks of Blackbeard, a pretty evil looking pirate who no doubt has sinister intentions.

Watch the first official trailer for Pan below, after the official synopsis, and … Read more

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A New Species of Dinosaur Wreaks Havoc in First Full Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’

Jurassic-World1(PCM) Universal Pictures debuted the first full trailer for Jurassic World, just one day after the tesser trailer hit the web and two days before its announced debut date of Thanksgiving.

Why the ful trailer came out today and not on Thanksgiving during NBC football is currently unclear, but there are no complaints from us here at PCM.

Finally, we get a full view of Jurassic World, the dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by Dr. John Hammond. Rides, a watershow, and safaris with real live dinosaurs are just a few of the park’s short lived amusements.

In a series about dinosaurs running amok and wreacking havoc, its easy to see how terribly a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can go.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in many deaths and … Read more

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Stepen Soundheim and Meryl Streep Discuss ‘Stay With Me’ From Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Oscar buzz is steadily building around Disney’s musical Into the Woods. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Stephen Soundheim and the book by James Lapine, many pundits have Into the Woods on their shortlist for Best Soundtrack and Best Original Song nominees.

In anticipation of awards season, Disney has released a new clip from Into the Woods, giving fans some background and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of “Stay With Me,” sung by Meryl Streep as The Witch.

The new clip features James Lapine, author of Into the Woods, Stephen Soundheim, Tony Award-winning music and lyrics writer, and Meryl Streep all discussing “Stay With Me,” the song that will more than likely be nominated for Best Original Song.

“Stay With Me” is the Witch’s plea to her daughter, Rapunzel, imploring her to not leave their life together, warning her that while princes might wait outside their stone walls, … Read more

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Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani Team up for ‘Paddington’ Soundtrack

Paddington(PCM) Music fans everywhere rejoice! Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, both veteran musicians with an impressive body of work, Grammy awards, and hits still topping the charts today, are collaborating on an original song for Paddington.

Williams and Stefani are co-writing and performing “Shine” for the family-comedy, opening in theaters January 16, 2015.

The two creative artists are no strangers, having previously recorded several tracks together including Williams’ “Can I Have It Like That” and Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” and “Spark the Fire,” whish just dropped today but has seemingly been pulled from every site that posted it.

“Pharrell and Gwen are the perfect artistic duo and they truly brought to life the charm that Paddington represents in the terrific song ‘Shine,’” says Bob Weinstein … Read More…

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DreamWorks Released a New Trailer for Animated Comedy ‘Home’

Homes(PCM) Yahoo! Movies exclusively debuted the new trailer for DreamWorks’ animated adventure-comedy, Home, and an alien invasion never looked so fun.

Starring the voice talents of Jim Parsons and Rihanna, Home follows the misadventures of a lonely alien, Oh, who befriends a human girl after arriving on Earth only to have his fellow aliens kick all the humans off and invade the planet. The official synopsis follows:

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet.

But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons).

The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the Read more

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New Jurassic World Teaser Trailer is Here!

Jurassic-World1(PCM) Universal Pictures released a teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Jurassic World, the fourth and most likely not last installment in the Jurassic Park series.

Clocking in at about 15 seconds, the teaser trailer opens with a haunting stripped down version of John Williams’ Grammy-nominated Jurassic Park score, giving viewers the inpression that things are a little darker this time around.

The teaser trailer also gives viewers a very quick glimpse at Jurassic World, the fully functioning dinosaur theme park built on Isla Nublar as it was oringally envisioned by the man who started it all, John Hammond.

In a series about dinosaurs running amok and wreacking havoc, its easy to see how terribly a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can go.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in many deaths, and an … Read more

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Emily Blunt and James Cordon Lose the Cow in New Clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Awards season is upon us and with awards season comes rampant speculation as to which movie is going to be nominated for what award ; Disney’s musical Into the Woods is at the top of many pundits’ lists for at least the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip leading up to Into the Woods‘ Christmas Day release, giving fans more footage of the interaction between Meryl Streep as the Witch and James Cordon and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife. 

The Witch gives the Baker and his wife a scare after they lose their cow, a crucial part of the magic needed to lift a curse. Watch the new clip below!

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the Read more

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Man Discovers a Tapeworm in His Brain and the Horror is Too Much to Handle

Tapeworm(PCM) Oh, the absolute horror; this is honestly the stuff of nightmares. A man suffering from severe headaches discovered that the source of his constant perturbation was a species of tapeworm rarely seen in humans, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.

The man ended FOUR …

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New Restricted Holiday Trailer for The Wedding Ringer Starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad

TheWeddingRinger(PCM) Screen Gems released the new Red Band trailer (18+) for director Jeremy Garelick’s comedy, The Wedding Ringer, starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad.

The Wedding Ringer‘s new Restricted Holiday trailer is not short on hilarity or f-bombs, showing the hilarious chemistry between Hart as the best man money can buy and Gad as the endearing but painfully awkward groom in need of some coaching.

Watch the Restricted Holiday trailer below!

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man.

With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need.

What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off … Read more

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The First Official Trailer for LucasFilm’s Animated Family Film ‘Strange Magic’

StrangeMagic(PCM) LucasFilm and Touchstone Pictures released the first official trailer for Strange Magic, a new animated family film that uses top hits from the past few decades to drive the narrative about a magical woodland housing fairies and various other mythical creatures.

Strange Magic opens in theaters nationwide January 23, 2015. Watch the first official trailer below, after the official synopsis, and visit Strange Magic‘s official Facebook for more info and updates!

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Read more

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New Fifty Shades of Grey TV Spot

FiftyShadesofGrey(PCM) A new TV spot has been released by Focus Features for Sam Taylor Johnson’s film adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

The new TV spot, clocking in at just over 40 seconds, doesn’t reveal anything new to viewers, featuring the same footage as the official trailers with Beyonce’s “Haunted” providing the soundtrack.

Watch the new TV spot below, and if you’re a fan of the erotic novel or if you’re a curious moviegoer and want to see if all the hype/controversy has been worth it, head to your local theater on Valentine’s Day, 2015 when Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters nationwide.

Gaining viral popularity after sparking controversy around its treatment of BDSM, its origins as an erotic Twilight fan-fiction, and its grammar/literary content, Fifty Shades of Grey has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Read the official synopsis below and visit the … Read more

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The Trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 is Here!

PitchPerfect2(PCM) Universal Pictures’ sequel to the hugely popular 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 is still over five months out from release, but fans can tide themselves over with the new official trailer!

Released late Thursday morning, the trailer opens with an a cappella version of the viral “Cups/You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” sung by the Barden Bellas, all returning for the sequel.

The Barden Bellas, Barden University’s premiere a cappella group, are back, and this time it’s to compete in the World Championship of University a cappella groups.

With the original gang returning and the addition of some new Barden Bellas, the gang is hopeful to overcome the stigma faced by every year’s American entry into the A cappella World Championship and prove that the Barden Bellas are the world’s best a cappella group.

Pitch Perfect 2 stars Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, Katey Sagal, Anna … Read more

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Lionsgate Releases the Trailer for the ‘The Age of Adaline’ Starring Blake Lively

TheAgeofAdaline(PCM) Lionsgate released the official trailer for the The Age of Adaline, a romance-drama starring Blake Lively as an ageless beauty, isolated by her inability to grow old.

One of the strongest bonds among all of humankind is that time affects us all. Unless struck with a tragedy, most people grow old, experiencing the milestones and changes that come with the passage of time.

For Adaline, this missed experience leaves her with an unfulfilled existence, hungry for love and a real shot at living with meaning.

Director of The Vicious Kind and Celeste & Jesse Forever Lee Toland Krieger helms the PG-13 rated romance-drama with a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe (Pride, The Best of Me) and Salvador Paskowitz (Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega).

Starring alongside Blake Lively in The Age of Adaline are Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, and Michiel … Read more

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Grandmas Get High and Play Cards Against Humanity, Hilarity Ensues

Marijuana(PCM) If you’re in the need for a good wholesome laugh to usher in the beginning of the end of the week, look no further than Cut’s video of three sweet grandmothers all smoking marijuana for the first time and …

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Disney’s Official Trailer for Cinderella Gains Over 1 Million Views in 12 Hours

Cinderella(PCM) Walt Disney Pictures released the official trailer for the 2015 live-action reboot of Cinderella Wednesday morning, and in as little as 12 hours the trailer has gained over 1 million views on Youtube.

Sixty-five years after Disney’s classic animated tale delighted audiences, Cinderella is slated to open in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015.

Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Evil Stepmother), Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden looking very dapper as Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias) and fellow Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera star as the Evil Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) also stars as Cinderella’s Mother, Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård as the Grand Duke, Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Read more

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Chris Hemsworth is People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2014

ChrisHemsworth(PCM) Every year, People magazine names a man and a woman who they respectively deem the Sexiest Man/Woman Alive, and for 2014, the Sexiest Man Alive is Thor lead, Chris Hemsworth.

Hemsworth is in pretty good (and good-looking) company; also …

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Bill Cosby’s Comedy Special Will Not Stream on Netflix Any Time Soon

BillCosby(PCM) After the resurfacing of sexual assault allegations and widespread media attention, Netflix has delayed the release of its Bill Cosby Comedy Special, Bill Cosby 77.

According to Variety, Netflix announced their decision several hours after former supermodel and TV Host Janice Dickinson accused the comedian of rape in 1982 in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight.

In the interview, Dickinson alleges that Cosby called her and requested she come to Lake Tahoe, where he was getting ready to perform, so they could work on previously discussed business plans as well as new job opportunities. Dickinson then claims that the actor gave her red wine and a pill, and sexually assaulted her.

After revealing that she never confronted the comedian, Dickinson explained why after 30 years she has decided to speak out, saying that it happened to her and was the right thing to do.

Originally scheduled … Read more

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Now You Can See ‘Interstellar’ As Many Times As You Want

interstellar_poster_v1_by_francus321-d6126rs(PCM) Thanks to AMC theaters, you can now see Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure, Interstellar, an unlimited amount of times! Or as many times as you can watch the 2 hour and 49 minute film during its remaining run in AMC theaters.

Paramount Pictures teamed up with AMC theaters in an unconventional move to allow AMC Stubs members to purchase an Interstellar Unlimited Ticket, giving them access to unlimited screenings of the film.

AMC Stubs members can purchase the tickets at their local AMC box offices, ranging in price from $19.99 to $34.99. Members who have already purchased an Interstellar ticket can upgrade to an Unlimited Ticket for $14.99.

After purchasing the Unlimited Ticket, AMC Stubs members will receive commemorative Interstellar pass, granting them access to watch any screening of Interstellar in any AMC theater nationwide.

Grossing over $320 million worldwide, Interstellar follows a group of explorers led by Matthew … Read more

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Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr. Turner’ Opens in Select Theaters Friday, December 19

MrTurner(PCM) Writer-director Mike Leigh is being heaped with praise from critics all around for his twelfth film, the biographical drama, Mr. Turner.  After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 15, 2014, Mr. Turner will open in select U.S. theaters December 19.

Dramatizing the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner, Mr. Turner is written and directed by seven-time Academy Award nominated writer-director Mike Leigh. The drama has been called “an exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic” by Scott Foundas in Variety and Brian Viner of the Uk’s Daily Mail stated that the film is “Leigh’s own masterpiece.”

Critics have also been quick to praise Timothy Spall, most recognizable to American audiences as Wormtail in the Harry Potter series,  for his performance as the eccentric painter. Spall won Best Actor at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of the controversial-for-his-time painter.

Lou Lumenick wrote in his … Read more

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