Movies

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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‘Spring Breakers’ sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) — A sequel for the 2012 dramedy Spring Breakers is in the works and will make its debut in the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Wild Bunch and Muse Productions will produce Spring Breakers: The Second…

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‘Divergent’ earns $250M at the global box office

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — The action-adventure flick Divergent has crossed the $250 million mark at the worldwide box office, Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment announced Monday. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd, the film has…

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ releaes new movie trailer

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) — Paramount Pictures has released a new version of their first trailer for the upcoming flick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles featuring new footage from the film and a first look at all four turtles. Megan…

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‘Power Rangers’ movie in the works

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 7 (UPI) — An original, live-action feature film about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers — teen superheroes who must work together to save the world — is now in development. The announcement was made Wednesday by…

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Gerard Butler ditches ‘Point Break’ remake

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) — Gerard Butler has opted out of Alcon’s remake of the 1991 surfer film, Point Break, which was due to start filming in in late June. Butler would have played Patrick Swayze’s original role, Bodhi,…

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Producer: Spider-Man may cross paths with other Marvel characters

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Producer Avi Arad says he could easily envision a crossover film featuring Spider-Man and characters from the other Marvel comic book series, but only if the webslinger remained front and center. “I think there…

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