Movies

‘Catching Fire’ wins best film at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES — Fast and loose and all over the place. That was the vibe of Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, a blockbuster-friendly awards show with winners selected by fan votes. Dystopian fiction ruled the night, with The Hunger Games: Catching…

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill will costar again in upcoming Billy Ray film

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) — The Wolf of Wall Street actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to costar again in the upcoming film The Ballad of Richard Jewell penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray. Ray — who…

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Jeff Wadlow writing ‘Masters of the Universe’ script

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) — Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has signed on to write the script for the upcoming Masters of the Universe film. The Columbia Pictures adaptation of the 1980s Mattel franchise has floundered in development for…

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Kate Mara talks about training for ‘Fantastic Four’

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) — Kate Mara is not worried about having to wear Spandex when she takes on the character of Sue Storm for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. While speaking to E! News about the superhero flick,…

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Billy Bob Thornton shares secrets from the set of ‘Entourage’

When you think of “Entourage,” you think of Mark Wahlberg or Vincent Chase, but get ready for Billy Bob Thornton. The Oscar winner spoke to ABC News Wednesday in New York and revealed he has already shot his cameo for…

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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will reunite in ‘The Nest’

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) — Comedians Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey may reunite for the upcoming comedy The Nest. Fey is already attached to star in the new film, and a source tells The Wrap that Poehler is in…

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Marvel films become the most successful movie franchise of all time

BURBANK, Calif., April 9 (UPI) — Marvel Studios films have become the biggest movie franchise of all time in North America. The huge success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has pushed the franchise’s total gross earnings up to $2.46…

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Peter Mayhew Confirmed as Chewbacca For ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Star Wars alum Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee in the original trilogy, is reportedly set to reprise his role of the furry sidekick in Episode VII. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mayhew will once again play the Wookiee…

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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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