Movies

Lionsgate releases exclusive first look of Julianne Moore in ‘Mockingjay’

ATLANTA, May 16 (UPI) –Lionsgate has released several promotional pictures of their upcoming adaptation of author Suzanne Collins novel Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The pictures find cast members Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Jeffrey Wright in…

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Jesse Eisenberg says his Lex Luthor will be ‘different’

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) –Though he can’t confirm whether he’d be bald in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, actor Jesse Eisenberg said his portrayal of villain Lex Luthor will be different than those past. “There’s no way to play…

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Sony working on Edward Snowden film

CULVER CITY , Calif., May 14 (UPI) –Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced it optioned the film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, which hit stores Tuesday. Michael G.…

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Director releases first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman

Meet your new Dark Knight, Gotham City! One day after teasing fans with a partial photo of the redesigned Batmobile, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder gave DC Comics fans an even better treat — the first picture of Ben…

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Jamie Foxx describes his ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ villain Electro

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) –Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says he approached the villain he plays in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as a fanatical fan, who becomes enraged when he thinks his hero has rejected him. In the film, Foxx…

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‘Frozen’ leads DVD and Blu-ray sales charts

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) –Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen, featuring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell as sister princesses, is No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray sales roster in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday. Coming in at No. 2…

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Channing Tatum confirmed as ‘Gambit’ in future ‘X-Men’ movies

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) –Channing Tatum has been confirmed to play the role of Gambit in future X-men flims. The producer of the films, Lauren Shuler Donner, recently revealed that Tatum would be her ideal choice to play the…

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Carrie Fisher has lost 40 pounds preparing for ‘Star Wars’ sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) —Debbie Reynolds says her daughter — actress and author Carrie Fisher — has lost 40 pounds in preparation for her role in Star Wars: Episode VII. “She’s very excited about it,” Reynolds told TV’s Extra.…

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Movie Review: Suburban warfare gets ugly, and funny, in ‘Neighbors’

Neighbors is the Animal House for an era in which food fights seem quaint. The outrageous antics of the fraternity fronted by the swaggering Teddy (Zac Efron) are more about fashioning plaster casts of their penises, than donning togas. Forget…

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ‘Thinking About’ On-Screen Reunion

Angelina Jolie says she plans to cut back on movie roles to concentrate on her humanitarian work, though she is mulling an onscreen reunion with partner Brad Pitt. Attending a Kensington Palace costume event for her new Disney movie “Maleficent”…

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