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    It was one of our 15 TIFF movies to watch for, and now that the trailer for Maps to the Stars is here, you’ll see why in two short minutes!

    Julianne Moore (soon to be seen in Mockingjay Part 1 as President Coin!) stars as a washed-up movie star who is hoping to make a comeback by portraying the role her icon mother played that made her famous in the film’s reimagining. Her mother died tragically in a fire and her shadow clearly looms large over Moore.

    The film is from David Cronenberg, who reunites with his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson, who appears to play a limo driver who finds himself interconnected with characters played by Moore and Mia Wasikowska -- who winds up being Moore’s personal assistant.

    And then there’s the appearance of one of our favorite actors, John Cusack! All in all, between the cast and Cronenberg, Maps to the Stars could add up to one interesting night at the movies.   

    Look for it in early 2015. 

    Robert Pattinson Goes Hollywood
    Robert Pattinson in his friend David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars.

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    As Finding Dory gets busy with storyboarding in the sequel to Finding Nemo, we’ve got news of a sort of The Wire reunion in the Pixar flick.

    Finding Nemo Dory

    Word is the man who we just had an Idris Elba exclusive video interview has joined the cast, along with his co-star from the HBO hit, The Wire -- Dominic West.

    "We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo,” West told Shortlist.

    Of course Ellen DeGeneres will return in the role of Dory, the clueless fish who charmed us in the 2003 smash hit.

    She’ll be joined by returning favorite Albert Brooks, along with Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and West’s John Carter co-star, Willem Dafoe.

    Look for Finding Dory on June 17, 2016 and until then, check back in with our favorite forgetful sea creature and watch Finding Nemo online.


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    Mission Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie has all his ducks in a row as filming commences on the highly anticipated sequel to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

    McQuarrie was so excited about that fact, that he took to his social media pages and posted the following photo of his cast -- Jeremy Renner, Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames (who’s back!)

    Mission Impossible 5 Cast Photo

    We reported just last week that Mission Impossible 5 has found its villain in Sean Harris and given the success and how incredible Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was, we cannot wait for the fifth Mission to land December 25, 2015.

    While we wait for that sure-to-be thriller, watch Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol online.

    Oh, and not pictured in the above photo is another cast member we’re excited about… Alec Baldwin! 


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    Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are quite the director-actor dynamic duo. Their first collaboration, Training Day, resulted in Washington scoring a Best Actor Oscar. Their second work, teased in this The Equalizer trailer, lands in theaters September 26 and is one riveting ride. Now, we have word they’re re-teaming for a third time.

    The Equalizer Set Photo Denzel Washington Antoine Fuqua

    Washington and Fuqua are set to tackle the remake of The Magnificent Seven and we can’t think of a more intriguing project for the two. The original The Magnificent Seven starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn in a story about a sleepy little Old West town who hired the seven gunslingers of the title to protect them.

    That film, as many know, was a remake of the Japanese classic from director Akira Kurosawa, Seven Samurai.

    The Magnificent Seven remake has been toiling around Hollywood for years with everyone from Tom Cruise to Matt Damon being mentioned for the cast. But with Washington leading the crew, who knows who the other six will be… but we can’t wait to find out.

    True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has penned a script and, on paper, this sounds extremely promising.

    Stay with Movie Fanatic for more details about the project, and if you want a glimpse into why this duo is so dynamic, watch Training Day online


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    In No Good Deed, star Taraji P. Henson plays Terri. And Terri makes a bit of an error in judgment when her husband’s out of town and she lets a stranger (Idris Elba) into her home who has car trouble.

    As you see in the No Good Deed trailer, it starts a terrifying journey that finds both actors channeling new heights of awesomeness.

    For Henson, tackling a character in Terri that finds inner strength that was there all along was such a joy. She also hopes it inspires those who share Terri’s inner power that needs to be unleashed.

    “A lot of times when you see women in these positions that are damsels in distress and she never plays it like that,” Henson said. “She knows she’s made a terrible choice, but she steps up to the plate and rights her wrong for her family’s sake.”

    Finally, Henson had a front row seat to watching her co-star Idris Elba go bad. She’s known Elba for years, and said that witnessing him work in this picture was something to behold. “He turned into a monster in front of my very eyes,” Henson admitted.

    And that, frankly, is why No Good Deed is so damn scary! 

    Idris Takes Aim
    Taraji can just watch as Idris takes aim in No Good Deed.

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    Although the heart of The Judge is the father-son bond, or lack thereof, between Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, the latest The Judge trailer paints it as a courtroom pressure cooker that pits Billy Bob Thornton's prosecutor against Downey's defense attorney. 

    As you can see from that first The Judge trailer, Downey has to come to his estranged father's defense when the respected judge (Duvall) is charged with murder. To say that Duvall and Downey do not get along is a gross understatement. 

    Downey's lawyer is used to winning, and has become quite famous nationally for it. But, he may have his hands full with this case, in more ways than one.  

    The Judge lands in theaters October 10 and also features an all-star cast beyond the big three including Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester and Balthazar Getty.

    Also, it was one of our 15 TIFF films that will make headlines, so look for the buzz to start!

    The Judge Full Poster
    The "full" poster from The Judge. Just look at those two stars and admit you don't want to see this flick!

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    We reported recently that Underworld was looking to reboot and with the news today that the vampire played by Theo James, David, will be the focal point -- now we are wondering.

    Underworld Awakening Theo James

    Perhaps Underworld is rebooting in the same way that Terminator is with Genisys in that there will be new actors cast around one familiar face (Arnold Schwarzenegger)?

    While James is busy working on the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, those behind the new Underworld are working out details for him to reprise his role. As you recall in Underworld: Awakening, James was the vampire David -- who works with Kate Beckinsale’s Selene.

    Word is too that James will have two female fighters working closely with him in the new series, neither of whom has been cast. Stay tuned as details emerge.

    And in the meantime, check out how it all got started and watch Underworld online


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    Some skeptics might argue that the fact that we have a Dolphin Tale 2 is because 2011’ Dolphin Tale was a surprise hit. Sure, that could be said. But, the reality of this sequel is that there is more to Winter’s story than we learned in the first film.

    Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Dolphin Tale 2

    Winter famously came to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium when a little boy named Sawyer found him in trouble. He had lost his tail and through the help of a medical doctor wizard named Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), he got a prosthetic tale and managed to be rehabilitated and survive at the facility. Of course, he was unable to go back into the wild as he could not survive. But, he could live a happy life at CMA.

    That was the essentially the deal with Dolphin Tale. After Hollywood left and told that story, something extraordinary happened.

    Winter’s dolphin friend at the aquarium passed away and the sea creature came dangerously close to death. She needed another female dolphin and let’s just say it’s a complicated and challenging road, but as Dolphin Tale 2 shows us, Hope showed up. And by Hope, we mean a small dolphin who could never return to the wild as well. But, will Winter take to Hope?

    Dolphin Tale 2 brings back Nathan Gamble as Sawyer, along with his young girl friend Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), who is the head of the aquarium’s (Harry Connick Jr.’s Dr. Clay Hasket.) daughter and a huge helper at the facility.

    Nathan Gamble Dolphin Tale 2

    This time out, the story primarily focuses on Sawyer, Hazel and Clay. Their efforts to keep Winter alive and to also help Hope drives the plot. There are many subplots about Sawyer getting a scholarship for a marine biology semester at sea and a potential young love brewing between our two young leads. None of that really adds up to much, but it also does not get in the way. And that is largely because of the compelling (true) story of the dolphins.

    Freeman returns in a smaller role, with Kris Kristofferson and Ashley Judd returning in slightly expanded roles. Charles Martin Smith is back as the director from the first film, and even appears in a small part as an antagonist of sorts -- although the true antagonist here is father time and nature itself.

    Lucky for Smith, Gamble has grown greatly as an actor because this is truthfully his film. His connection to Winter is clear and he captures how that would have grown over time from the first film to now. The fact that this story is true makes it hard to argue with what happens. But, if there was one complaint, it is that Dolphin Tale 2 lays on the sugar a little sweet. Not that there is anything wrong with that for this audience.

    Clearly, even from that first Dolphin Tale 2 trailer, this film knows who its audience is. It is families with small(er) children. And our Dolphin Tale 2 review can attest that for those littlest of movie goers, this is an approachable, memorable and inspiring Tale that is sure to keep them talking about it for days.  

    See how it all got started and watch Dolphin Tale online.

    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman
    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman share a lighter moment in Dolphin Tale 2

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    Tom Hardy is a force of nature and it is such a blessing for James Gandolfini in his final film (check out our Top 11 James Gandolfini movies) that the late actor has a partner in The Drop for acting volleys that are spellbinding, sizzling with tension and filled with shock and awe.

    The Drop James Gandolfini Tom Hardy

    The Drop is based on the short story Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane, and he adapted his story to the screenplay. The writer of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River trades in his usual Bostonian backdrop for the rough and tumble streets of Brooklyn. And he has given Hardy what might be the best character yet for the man who was The Warrior and Bane when you watch The Dark Knight Rises online.

    Hardy is Bob, a man who tends bar at a locale that also serves as a “Drop” for mob money that moves throughout the city. His cousin Marv (Gandolfini) “runs” the bar under the watchful eye of its owners -- the Chechen mafia. When two numskulls rob the joint, it sets in motion the entire pressure cooker plot that you know will explode at any moment -- but through director Michael R. Roskahm’s expert hand, you never, ever know when.

    There’s a fantastic subplot involving Hardy finding a dog outside the home of a woman named Nadia (an outstanding Noomi Rapace).

    Hardy and Rapace have fantastic chemistry, but it is never a given that these two will be romantic. In fact, their relationship mostly surrounds this pit bull puppy that Hardy names Rocco. Those bring the lighter moments to this dark and riveting film. Well, there are also some elements of the plot that are also driven by the presence of the dog that borderline on the harrowing.

    One can even tell from The Drop trailer, that the film is an old fashioned crime thriller where (relatively) innocent people get caught up in something that is clearly over their heads. Yet, the thrills involve not the “will they get away with it?” or “will they survive?” With Roskahm helming, the film builds and builds and then smolders. Then, it grows ever tenser and emotionally powerful. And the beautiful thing is, our The Drop review can proudly point out, is that you never know when “it” will happen. And by it, we mean the inevitable explosion of dramatic tension.

    The Drop Tom Hardy Noomi Rapace

    And what can be said about Gandolfini that hasn’t already been said. His turn in The Drop is one of a character who is conflicted, drawn to power, and then simultaneously terrified of all that it brings. And as he has so many times before, no matter what good or bad things his character does, by the end credits, you still want to give the guy a big hug.

    The viewer will ask themselves this question, over and over: Who will live another day in this violent world? More to the point, will Hardy’s Bob survive?

    The audience sure hopes so as his characterization is of one lovable lug who might not be the brightest bulb in the box, but who may surprise you with how razor sharp he is when all is said and done. 

    The Stars Share a Light Moment
    Such a serious movie, such a light moment for the stars of The Drop on the set.

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    Idris Elba can do anything as more and more audiences are discovering as time goes by. But, he has never been a completely unhinged, unsympathetic villain like he is in the thriller No Good Deed.

    Idris Elba Stars In No Good Deed

    He is one of the best actors of his generation, and clearly you know he is going to be brilliant as a bad guy. But is that enough and what type of characterization does someone bring to evil when his own persona is so beloved?

    It is an interesting quandary for director Sam Miller. Elba portrays an escaped convict who snaps when he doesn’t get the parole he thinks he deserves. He kills a few U.S. Marshalls and winds up in the rain wandering near the house of Terri (Taraji P. Henson). With “car trouble” as an excuse, he winds up in her home and charming her (as only Elba can!). But a tiger doesn’t change his stripes and it is not long before the terrorizing begins.

    Henson’s Terri is a married mother of two small children (one is just a baby), whose husband is more interested in his career than being a father or loving partner. Terri is lonely and screenwriter Aimee Lagos has painted a picture of her where we really believe that she would open the door for a stranger.

    Another difficult task is keeping a storyline like this going over 90-plus minutes. There are only so many places to hide, run or both in a house. Something has to keep the thrills coming and the drama moving towards a believable and (hopefully) crowd cheering conclusion. And we get that from No Good Deed. The premise that is teased in the No Good Deed trailer is delivered.

    Taraji P. Henson In No Good Deed

    That is largely due to the two leads. Elba is electrifying and Henson rivets and between the two of them, their cat and mouse game -- with her children in the crossfire -- has enough gumption to carry through to the end. And speaking of that end, it has one of the best twists we’ve seen in years.  

    Sure, our No Good Deed review can say that it is formulaic. But, most thrillers like this are and what this flick has going for it is a double dose of awesomeness in its leads. They engross us and compel our curiosity as to how this entire thing will play out.

    Elba overcomes all that audience good will that could prevent many an actor for successfully channeling an unsympathetic villain. Yet, it still speaks volumes about the man’s screen presence and real life persona that even though he’s terrific at being evil, we still find ourselves pulling for him as the film goes on.

    It’s only after Henson establishes herself as the dominate force in this character tug of war that the tides turn and we begin to cheer her efforts to get this terrible human being out of her house. 

    Idris Takes Aim
    Taraji can just watch as Idris takes aim in No Good Deed.

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    Hot on the heels of that John Wick poster debut, the latest flick from Keanu Reeves has debuted its first teaser. Lionsgate has released the John Wick trailer and we have to say, it appears to be a fantastic vehicle for Reeves.

    Reeves is a former hit man who has retired to a quieter life. Something about the death of his wife has him leaving the life, although we gather he was among the best at what he did from the above trailer.

    When thugs rough him up and take the last thing that mattered to him (his dog!), he gets back into the hit man game and all those who wronged him are now firmly in his crosshairs. 

    John Wick also stars John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan and Ian McShane. Look for it October 24 and to see Reeves back in the action game right now, why not watch 47 Ronin online!

    John Wick Poster
    Keanu Reeves has had his fuse lit!

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    A great insult can level the playing field in a millisecond and that is never used as well as it is in many of our favorite films.

    Some of these movie verbal blasts have become so popular that people use them in their own lives to either add a little humor to a situation or simply to do the same thing that they are used for in the movies -- to put someone in their place!

    We proudly present 19 of our absolute favorite, most biting and lethal movie insults. Which make our list, and are some of your favorites here? If not, add them below in the comments section!

    Watch Anchorman online and you know Ron Burgundy can dish more than a couple. And when you watch The Princes Bride online there are a few potential candidates, but who scores the best movie insult from that Rob Reiner classic?

    Click through and enjoy our favorite 19 movie insults, and feel free to use them all you want in any capacity you wish!

    And here’s one more clue as to whose zingers make our faves… watch The Big Lebowski online. You know there has to be one of the best movie insults in that Coen brothers classic! But, which one is it?

    R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket
    Ermey's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman can dish it like no other. Particularly with this insult to Private Gomer Pyle, "Did your parents have any children that lived?"

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    It’s hard to miss Frozen and its impact on our world. Everywhere you look it seems someone is singing Let It Go.

    Even the mere tease of the Frozen Fever short sent seismic shockwaves through the hearts of the millions of fans of the Disney movie. Now, we have news that should rank super high on the excitement meter. Disney is bringing Frozen to Walt Disney World!

    Frozen At Walt Disney World

    Disney announced today that an attraction based on their smash animated movie will bring the world of Frozen to life. Cue the cheers!

    Want to experience Elsa’s ice castle? Well, now you can!

    "We've made Frozen a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more. So I'm pleased to say that we're starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot," said Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

    "The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these Frozen elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film."

    And it won’t just be you in Elsa’s ice castle. The lovable characters from Frozen will be there too.

    "In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” Staggs added.

    Want to get even more excited? Watch Frozen online now! And check out our favorite Frozen quotes in the slideshow below.

    Hi, everyone. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!

    Hi, everyone. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!

    Olaf
    Hi, everyone. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!

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    Just days after we reported that Morgan Freeman is in Ted 2, we’ve got our first photo of Mark Wahlberg on the Seth MacFarlane set filming the sequel to the wildly successful film that gave us those unforgettable Ted quotes.

    Ted 2 Mark Wahlberg Set Photo

    As you can see in the above photo that Wahlberg posted on his social media accounts, the actor is on a motorcycle. He’s at a church, and it appears to be a wedding – but is it his? We’re thinking it’s Ted’s!

    After all, there will be a new relationship for Wahlberg’s character in Ted 2 as Mila Kunis could not come back, so Amanda Seyfriend stepped into the role as Wahlberg’s new girlfriend.

    Another thing that struck us in the above photo is the logo on the motorcycle.

    It’s Flash Gordon!

    As you recall when you watch Ted online, Sam Jones was a huge part of the MacFarlane movie and here’s hoping he reprises his role as himself in the sequel that is set to land June 26, 2015. 


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    After the first weekend in September arrived with no new movies, we've got three new flicks to discuss in this edition of the Weekend Movie Preview. 

    Families will be ready to head back into the water for Dolphin Tale 2 and thriller movie junkies will get their thrill on with No Good Deed. Lastly, the final film in the distinguished career of James Gandolfini arrives with the dark crime drama, The Drop.

    Let's break it down...

    No Good Deed: Idris Elba is delightfully devilish as the villain in this thriller that finds him terrorizing Taraji P. Henson's mother who is home with her two young kids. Elba is an escaped convict who pretends to have car trouble in order to get into Henson's home, and feeling lonely and somewhat lost, she makes a bad decision and lets him in. And the thrills commence! 

    Idris Takes Aim
    Taraji can just watch as Idris takes aim in No Good Deed.

    As we stated in our No Good Deed review, this is not your average damsel in distress thriller. Henson holds her own and Idris, well, he's just a force of nature. 

    Dolphin Tale 2: The story of Winter was told in Dolphin Tale -- the 2011 smash hit. There was actually more to that story and it is as astounding as the true tale told in the first film. 

    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman
    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman share a lighter moment in Dolphin Tale 2

    Dolphins in captivity need a same sex dolphin with them in order to survive. They're extremely social creatures. And when Winter's compatriot passes away, the clock is ticking to find her a new friend. See, there are a lot of boxes that have to be checked off for it to work and for Winter to survive and not die from loneliness. For more, check out our Dolphin Tale 2 review and discover whether the journey to find Winter a friend is worth your time.

    The Drop: Gandolfini may be the star and this may be his final film, but the real standout here is Tom Hardy. The man who was Bane in The Dark Knight Rises turns in the performance of his life as a perceived-to-be simpleton who possesses many more smarts than he lets on. This is a crime drama from the same writer who gave us Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River. And Boston has been traded in for the rough streets of Brooklyn for this crime drama that truly cooks. 

    The Stars Share a Light Moment
    Such a serious movie, such a light moment for the stars of The Drop on the set.

    Hardy is simultaneously reserved, powerful and dynamic in the role, and as we stated in our The Drop review, this is one of the best crime thrillers we've seen in months. 

    Feel like staying in this weekend? A huge film landed on digital download this week! Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier online and prepare to see one of the best Marvel movies -- ever! 


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    Focus Features and LAIKA have released two new clips from their highly anticipated animated film that arrives in merely two weeks, The Boxtrolls!

    The first clip shows off what we think is one of the best parts of an all around fantastic movie. Elle Fanning’s turn as Winnie is sublime. The way she captures a Victorian English accent is the stuff of legend. The Maleficent star simply continues to impress us and audiences will surely agree when they see her do her thing as Winnie on September 26.

    The second clip takes us inside the magical world of LAIKA and illustrates how the wizards of animation up there in Portland managed to find a unique language for The Boxtrolls.

    See, the Boxtrolls live under the city and only come out at night to gather what the citizens of the town have thrown away. They don’t speak English, but they clearly have their own language and as you see in the below behind-the-scenes clip… much thought went into how to achieve that.

    Watch The Boxtrolls trailer to truly capture the essence of this magical world and watch Coraline online to witness the first film in LAIKA’s run that shows no sign of slowing in the brilliance factor.  

    The Boxtrolls Official Movie Poster
    The official movie poster for The Boxtrolls shows off its eccentric cast!

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    One of our favorite gridiron films, and one of our 7 football movies that score a touchdown, is Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday.

    Any Given Sunday Blu-Ray

    The film is celebrating its 15th anniversary by landing on Blu-Ray with a snazzy upgrade that features the football film that shows the game unlike any other movie has before in the highest definition sound and picture.

    The story of Any Given Sunday follows a pro team, the Miami Sharks, as they embark on what will prove to be a challenging season. Their starting quarterback (Dennis Quaid) gets hurt almost immediately and that forces the head coach (Al Pacino) to go to his back-up, the soon to be a sensation played by Jamie Foxx. Pacino and Foxx butt heads, but eventually come to an understanding in this no holds barred look at life in the NFL.

    And given the horrible headlines that the league has had of late, one can see why when they have a case of art imitating life too closely, they stay away. The NFL wanted nothing to do with this movie almost two decades ago and thus why all the teams have pretend names instead of the real ones.

    This is Stone after all and he is nothing if not pointed with his opinions and thus, his cameras. His take on a game that he clearly loves in Any Given Sunday is pure awesomeness. Stone even gets to deliver a few of his thoughts on the state of the game (which ironically has not changed much in the last 15 years) directly as he cast himself as a play-by-play announcer for the Miami Sharks.

    The supporting cast is astounding and they are given much to work with with these riveting Any Given Sunday quotes

    LL Cool J rocks as a running back with an incentive-laden contract who needs more carries to get properly paid. Cameron Diaz comes into her own as an over-her-head owner who inherited the team from her rich daddy, and James Woods is his usual stellar self as the sleazy team doctor who in one characterization showcases what’s wrong with the game from a concern for the players’ health aspect.

    Those ongoing problems with concussions that have former all-stars like Jim McMahon suing the league because of his brain injuries? Just check out the story line from 15 years ago with Lawrence Taylor’s character and his taking hit after hit when he clearly should not be on the field.

    The Any Given Sunday upgrade on this anniversary edition director’s cut Blu-Ray is impressive. The picture quality is practically as pure as the sea blue waters that surround the South Florida city where the film takes place.

    Any Given Sunday Al Pacino Jamie Foxx

    There are brand new bonus features including Anything Can Happen, which features former NFL stars including Marshall Faulk and Willie McGinest adding their two cents as to the authenticity of Stone’s movie. Former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci and current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even offer their thoughts.

    The director's commentary has to be another highlight. We’ve interviewed Oliver Stone and he is as well spoken as he is opinionated and to get his thoughts on a movie he clearly is so proud of is a priceless addition to the experience of actually watching the narrative of his film.

    We even adore the Jamie Foxx track. Remember, this is before Foxx was the Oscar winner he is now. Stone gave the comic a chance in the breakout role as the brash QB and Foxx hit it out of the park. Hearing his take on the experience is brilliant.

    The HBO-produced doc Full Contact: The Making of Any Given Sunday is a 27-minute look at making the film from back in the day and the previously released deleted and extended scenes are also a nice touch. Oh, and we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the inclusion of the music videos for LL Cool J's Shut Em Down and Foxx's My Name is Willie and Any Given Sunday.

    Also of interest to fans of the movie would be the audition and screen test features that show a (much younger) Foxx auditioning for his first truly big role!

    The best part of this 15th anniversary Blu-Ray edition is that it is the director’s cut. The film you watch is how Stone intended it. Period.

    Watch Any Given Sunday online now, and you’ll see why the flick remains one of our faves. 


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    Comedies are difficult to make, there is no question. For every film that is fantastically funny, there are hundreds that fall flat. 

    So, coming up with a comedy sequel has to be damn near impossible!

    But, we found 13 comedy sequels that not only work, but many manage to up the funny factor in the most fantastic of ways. 

    With those Anchorman quotes so popular, filmmakers had their hands full coming up with a sequel. If you watch Anchorman 2 online, you'll see they more than succeeded. 

    We went back and looked over the history of the comedy sequel and named a lucky 13 that are our favorites. 

    Watch Back to the Future Part II online for one that you know has to be on our list. 

    What other comedy follow-ups make the cut? 

    Click through and discover our 13 comedy sequels that work. 

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Mike Myers knows a thing or two about minefields to avoid with comedy sequels. And he managed to avoid many of them with his follow-up to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. With The Spy Who Shagged Me, he kept the lampooning of the Bond franchise fierce, sharp and might we say -- even funnier than the first.

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    The movie world practically exploded when news arrived that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were working on their first film together -- By the Sea -- since the one that initially got them together, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

    Most newlyweds celebrate by taking off to exotic locales for some R&R, but Jolie and Pitt marked their wedding by releasing their first photos from By the Sea to Entertainment Weekly.

    Jolie wrote, directed, produced and stars in the film that follows a couple living in 1970s France (their adopted real life home) and follows their marriage as it slowly, but surely, falls apart. But, it appears that there is hope.

    Jolie is a former dancer and Pitt is an American writer and the two meet in a seaside community in a hotel to try to make one last go at saving their marriage. They share stories of their life together with new friends and in the process, may discover that theirs is a love worth saving.

    Jolie told EW what it was about the story that not only compelled her to put pen to paper, but to serve as her third directorial effort (her second is teased in the powerful Unbroken trailer).

    “I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey,” Jolie said.

    Check out a trio of By the Sea photos and stay tuned as we bring you more on this film as it gets a release date and more is known! And watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith online to see how this beautiful couple first met!

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are By the Sea
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in By the Sea.

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    The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy lands on December 17 and as Peter Jackson told us at Comic-Con, expect it to be an action-packed and emotional ride as Bilbo meets his biggest challenge head-on.

    Warner Bros. has released its official banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and it is impressive and all-encompassing. There are many sides to this story and they will all come to a head and this poster captures that impeccably.

    As you can see when you watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug online, the dragon -- that is our central villain -- is about to cause even more damage to Middle Earth than we could ever have imagined.

    Our fellowship must come together in order for peace to return to the land.

    Oh, and although he was missing from that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer, what of Gollum? You know he’ll make his presence felt in the final chapter of Jackson’s epic!

    See how it all got started and watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey online and click through our photo gallery below for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Banner
    The full banner for The Battle of the Five Armies! Impressive, isn't it?

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