Movies

New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ character posters released

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) — New official character posters for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie have been released. The two new posters feature Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) and…

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Filming begins on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) — Star Wars fans, rejoice — filming on Episode VII has commenced. Disney chairman Alan Horn confirmed last week that production on the new movie has started, and the cast is almost completely assembled. The…

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Director: ‘Goonies’ sequel is finally happening

The Goonies sequel is finally happening! The 1985 cult classic is being revived by the film’s director, Richard Donner, who tells TMZ, “We’re doing a sequel.” The kids’ adventure film, which was scripted by Chris Columbus (prior to his successes…

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‘Captain America’ sets April box-office record

Captain America: The Winter Soldier sprang to the largest April debut on record, decimating box-office competition and giving the first weekend of April a summer-like jolt. Soldier thundered to $96.2 million, according to studio estimates from Rentrak. The debut met…

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Hugh Jackman may not return for ‘Wolverine 3’, wants Channing Tatum to replace him

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) — Hugh Jackman says he thinks Channing Tatum would make a good replacement as Wolverine. The 45-year-old actor has previously said it is inevitable that someone will eventually replace him as the X-Men character. When asked…

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Johnny Knoxville will provide voice for Leonardo in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) — Johnny Knoxville will provide the voice for Leonardo in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The 43-year-old Jackass star will provide the voice for the half-shell leader to accompany Pete Ploszek’s physical portrayal…

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ breaks record before release

HOLLYWOOD, April 3 (UPI) — Captain America: The Winter Soldier has already broken records ahead of its release on Friday. The film broke Fandango’s advance-ticket sales record on Thursday when it surpassed Fast Five to become the top-selling April title…

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Quentin Tarantino will host reading of ‘The Hateful Eight’

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) — Quentin Tarantino will host an upcoming stage reading of his shelved script, The Hateful Eight. The director abandoned the project earlier this year after the script was leaked without his permission or knowledge. Tarantino…

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ releases new trailer

March 31 (UPI) — The latest trailer for the upcoming Sci-Fi drama Dawn of the Plant of the Apes was unveiled by 20th Century Fox on Sunday. The 44-second clip showcases the apes’ new place in society as a voiceover…

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Steven Spielberg won $40 million in a ‘Star Wars’ bet with George Lucas

March 31 (UPI) — In a recently resurfaced interview with Turner Classic Movies, Steven Spielberg said he has a 2.5 percent stake in the first Star Wars installment, A New Hope, based on a 1977 bet with George Lucas. Star…

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