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    Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg made movie magic with their powerful Lone Survivor (one of our best of 2014 so far). And now they’re reuniting to bring the TV show The Six Million Dollar Man to the big screen. Yup, Wahlberg is going to be Steve Austin!

    Mark Wahlberg Transformers: Age of Extinction Star

    And with inflation and the cost of medical procedures skyrocketing since that 70s show ruled, the title of the movie for The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films will be The Six Billion Dollar Man.

    Austin is a former astronaut whose body is severally damaged when his plane crashes and he is inches from death. But, with the miracle of modern medicine, he becomes bionic and a new brand of hero is born for the Office of Scientific Intelligence!

    We think the casting of Wahlberg is brilliant. This was one of our favorite shows back in the day (heck, even had a Steve Austin action figure!) and Wahlberg can pull it off. And given what Berg has done of late, the director is a perfect choice as well.

    We’re putting this one on the calendar for a 2016 release. Until then, watch Lone Survivor online and see what Wahlberg and Berg can do together. 


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    We have been waiting for a true The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer for some time now and it’s finally here! Sure, we got that Comic-Con The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer, but a true, full-on trailer has been amazingly absent.

    And now, Warner Bros. has released it… and it is spectacular.

    What began with An Unexpected Journey now will culminate in The Battle of the Five Armies and we like the quote from Gandalf in the last moments of the trailer… “How will this day end?” 

    We know that it will end with an astonishing 45-minute battle scene!

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer is being billed as the “final” trailer, which is fascinating because in this age of releasing a million teasers for a film, this Peter Jackson flick has had truly only two. Frankly, that is refreshing… keep ‘em guessing!

    The final chapter in Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy lands December 17 and finds that battling the evil dragon Smaug is merely the beginning. They won the mountain, now they must defend it.

    Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo, Ian McKellen is back as Gandalf and the superstar cast also features Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Evangeline Lilly.

    Get ready for the final battle and watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey online and then watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug online

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies International Poster
    The international poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has to be the best... it has everybody!

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    Quentin Tarantino and The Weinstein Company has finally announced the full cast for Tarantino’s follow-up to the Oscar winning Django Unchained. So, who is heading out west with the esteemed writer-director for The Hateful Eight?

    The Hateful Eight Logo

    The Hateful Eight are Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell plays John “The Hangman” Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh is Daisy Domergue, Justified’s Walton Goggins will be Chris Mannix, Demian Bichir is set to be Bob, Tim Roth reunites with Tarantino after Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen also re-teams with the director as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern will rock as General Sanford Smithers.

    And the rumors are true, Channing Tatum will be in the cast as well!

    This film is a long time coming, especially after Tarantino announced he would not make The Hateful Eight when the script was leaked. Given the synopsis, we’re thrilled he reconsidered.

    Weinstein also released the film’s official synopsis and let us know what you think in the comments below:

    In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice.

    Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass.

    When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

    Noticeably absent is someone who has been in the last two Tarantino films and won Oscars for both, Christoph Waltz. The Hateful Eight starts shooting in December.

    Watch Django Unchained online and witness Tarantino’s most recent triumph.


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    The next Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is being teased with a short trailer teaser, or is it a teaser trailer?

    Either way, Focus Features will release the next Fifty Shades of Grey trailer next week, November 13, and in a move that is nothing short of brilliant, it will air during the television smash hit, Scandal.

    The above clip only features images of star Jamie Dornan getting dressed and the words, “Mr. Grey will see you now.” Which, of course, fans of the book and upcoming movie know is the Fifty Shades of Grey poster tagline! 

    The Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed version of the bestselling book stars Dornan, as well as the woman who becomes his object of “affection,” Dakota Johnson.

    Stay tuned to Movie Fanatic as we bring you the next trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, moments after it airs on the Kerry Washington-starring hit.

    Christian Grey's Hotel Room
    It must have been a wild night in Christian Grey's hotel room.

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    Before we head forward, what with that Marvel Studios announcement of their full slate through 2019 that is frankly mind-blowing, let’s look back.

    Marvel Studios has had ten straight number one movies since they truly came into their own as a studio. Moving from Paramount to Disney has hardly affected them -- if anything, their power to tell explosive and emotional stories is only growing.

    We count down the top 10 Marvel Studios movies of all time.  

    As we ready for the next Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, watch The Avengers online and see what it is about these superheroes that even people who don’t inhale comic books have loved so much about what Marvel is doing with their so-called Cinematic Universe.

    What will be our number one? Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier online and let’s just say that one is up there… but is it the best?

    Click through and discover our Top 10 Marvel Studios movies!

    The Incredible Hulk
    Edward Norton made a pretty damn good Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk in Louis Leterrier's 2008 flick, but it still didn't catch fire with audiences, much like Ang Lee's 2003 Hulk movie. But the thing that Leterrier's Hulk flick had was a solid groundwork for what could have been a series. But, in hindsight, thankfully it didn't because then we wouldn't have the mastery that is Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

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    It’s still early in this breaking news story, but here's what we know so far: Disney and Pixar have announced that the long talked about sequel to Toy Story 3 is happening.

    Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Toy Story 2

    That’s right, folks, Toy Story 4 is coming at us. Walt Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced during a conference call that Toy Story 4 is a go and that John Lasseter, CCO of Disney Animation, will direct – which is a very, very good thing.

    Look for Tom Hanks to return as Woody and Tim Allen to be back as Buzz Lightyear.

    As we hear more about this story, we’ll bring it to you. But, until then, watch Toy Story 3 online and see where we left off. 

    Click through the slideshow below and see where the Toy Story lands on the top grossing animated movies of all time.

    Cars 2
    Although Cars 2 arrived in 2011 and was not the most beloved of the Disney-Pixar movies, it still proved a force at the international box office. To date, Cars 2 has banked $559.9 million.

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    Interstellar is absolutely beautiful to look at and immediately it must be said that if possible, the Christopher Nolan film must be seen in 70mm IMAX. Now, it also must be stated that the story itself has so many moving parts. For any filmmaker, that is a supreme challenge to make it work. But, this is the man who made Inception, right?

    Matthew McConaughey Interstellar Still Photo

    Nolan’s latest film was co-written by him and his brother Jonathan and the two paint a picture of a world (teased in the Interstellar trailer) where the Earth is basically telling us that it’s time to go.

    Matthew McConaughey is Cooper, a former astronaut who now, like many people in Nolan’s Interstellar world, is making his living as a farmer. And even that is not going so well. Blight has wiped millions off the map and those who are left are slowly but surely running out of food.

    By happenstance (no details here as they are so integral to the entire plot), he stumbles on what’s left of NASA and their secret plan to find a suitable planet to live on somewhere, anywhere, out there. Michael Caine (a Nolan vet from those Dark Knight trilogy movies) is a professor who has discovered a wormhole that allows us to travel great distances.

    With Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi, they suit up and head out into the unknown. But first, the Nolans showcase what Cooper is leaving behind -- a young daughter (McKenzie Foy) and teenage son. Cooper could be gone years, decades even. So the choice is a tough one -- stay with your family and everyone dies, or head out into space and try to save the human race. We all know what he does.

    McConaughey continues his hot streak with Interstellar. He is in almost every scene and it is he who is our connection to the earthbound world and what they are doing in space.

    Nolan doesn’t take too much time to get into space, but just enough to truly give the audience the impression of the fragility of the situation and the deep connection that McConaughey has as a single father raising two kids with his father-in-law’s (John Lithgow) help.

    Anne Hathaway Matthew McConaughey Interstellar

    But, when this story truly hits hyper drive, in terms of its true cinematic worth, is when the crew reaches deep space. Nolan’s mastery of his camera work is utterly sublime and single-handedly lays down quite the argument to use film rather than digital with his 70mm IMAX work. But, not all of the sequences are in IMAX, so there’s a bit of an eye adjustment when they switch back and forth… it’s just about framing and really not a big deal to this writer.

    Once they’re in space it is also a time for Hathaway to again remind us of her Oscar-winning talents. She and McConaughey don’t always see eye-to-eye in terms of what they should do and everyone involved has ulterior motives. The audience can never tell if decisions are being made that are for what each character personally wants. Or, are plans being made that are all for the betterment and utter survival of mankind?

    That is truly a credit to the Nolan brothers and their script. The other aspect of the script that deserves mention is their use of the science in science fiction.

    They have a physicist as a consultant and it shows -- although experts will find that much of what Nolan presents is still much more science fiction than science. Yet, it still is an interesting study in mentally wrapping your head around deep space travel, the power of time itself, and yes, even gravity.

    It is clear that Interstellar is Nolan’s passion project. His handprints are all over this. Although it works on a certain level when he suddenly shifts from the Interstellar space story to the earth story (the kids are now grown up and are played by Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck), it feels a little jolt-like when we first go back to see what they’re doing. But, as their rich story is interwoven back into the space exploration narrative, the connections between the two are much more fluid.

    Our Interstellar review has to point out, it is too long. We can stand a good three hour movie, but there are parts of this film that could easily have been cut. It is an extremely ambitious endeavor and likely to garner much debate as millions of people flock to see it in the coming weeks across the globe.

    Much as when you watch Inception online, it’s easy to see how Nolan’s superhero-less projects tend to divide. You either love it or hate it. The thing with Interstellar is we bet there will be legions that are smack dab in the middle of that argument. 

    Christopher Nolan Directs Matthew McConaughey
    When Christopher Nolan talks, Matthew McConaughey listens.

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    After witnessing the surprisingly moving, romantic and inspiring The Theory of Everything, there is no question that star Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) is looking at his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his turn as legendary physicist Stephen Hawking.

    The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne

    And we wouldn’t be surprised if the woman who plays his wife, Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones), also scores one as well. After all, this is the love story of a marriage that would go through a great deal and give the world so much.

    The film also chronicles one of the greatest minds of our time and how incredible it is that he is even, frankly, alive.

    We meet Hawking as a young man at university and it is clear that he has a gift, unlike any his professors (especially Dennis Sciama, played astoundingly by David Thewlis of Harry Potter fame) have ever seen. But just as his promising academic career is heading into places that are downright historic, he starts having physical problems that threaten his ability to walk, talk and even breathe.

    He learns he has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and already his ability to function with his hands, legs, feet and speech are slowly but surely crippling. Hawking is also given two years to live.

    Who challenges him to overcome this death sentence? The love of his life and that’s why The Theory of Everything is equal parts historical lesson in the enormity that is the mind of Stephen Hawking and a tribute to a marriage that inspired that greatness and truly was, and is, a gift to the world.

    Director James Marsh works brilliantly from the Anthony McCarten screenplay (which itself was based on Jane Hawking’s book). It is as rich as a story can be and a true triumph in how it chronicles decades of a person’s life that textbooks have been and will be written about. And this is a life that will be told in terms of volumes and not just pages or chapters.

    Redmayne is a revelation. His physical and emotional metamorphosis from brilliant and buoyant youthful genius to completely crippled man of science who will change the world is nothing short of a miracle. Watching him as Hawking is a true gift and it should be celebrated with accolades and golden trophies as it could not have been an easy task.

    The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne Felicity Jones

    Hawking is one of the most recognizable humans in recent history. How an actor captures someone who has permeated our consciousness is the most difficult of endeavors. Then again, Redmayne had to look at the man he was playing and feel there was no way he could not dig deeper than he ever thought humanly possible.

    And he does, and it is one of the great moments of cinema in this decade. 

    Our The Theory of Everything review found the film is a moving journey that has an inherent call to action for its viewer. It simultaneously allows you to marvel in what one extraordinary man did with such complex personal trials, but also leaves you heading home from witnessing this movie with an undeniable urge to tackle all the hills that life puts in front of us.

    Yet, Marsh never tells his story as a preachy lift-you-up, feel-good story that some biopics and inspirational tales possess. This is a straight story, told as it happened and the result is nothing short of triumphant. And that is incredibly fitting, given that the word “triumph” could easily be the one word to choose if you could only use one to describe the life and accomplishments of Hawking himself.

    When Jane Met Stephen
    Jane and Stephen meet and quickly fall for each other.

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    There are so many aspects of Big Hero 6 to utterly treasure. It’s hard to know where to start. But, we will try.

    Big Hero 6 Hiro Baymax Still Photo

    First and foremost, it is a fanatically fun movie that is for kids of all ages, and includes strong emotional moments as well as some incredible action scenes and eye-popping animation that is a feast for the eyes as much as the sound effects are a joy for the ears.

    Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a teenage robotics prodigy who has spent more time building robots for illegal street fights than applying himself. He graduated high school already and although his brother, Tadashi, is a student at the local tech university and encourages him to go there, he would rather do his own thing.

    Tadashi fools him and brings him to his San Fransokyo tech school and he meets the Big Hero 6 cast of characters. Immediately we fall in love with them because these are not just nerds who become superheroes (as you can guess from that Big Hero 6 trailer), these are science students who are pushing the boundaries of what exists and what can be.

    It is such a treat and a wonderful model for parents to have characters in an animated movie who are celebrated because of their passion for academics.

    Through a series of events, an evil has arisen in San Fransokyo and it will require our band of scientists to use their knowledge to reinvent themselves as superheroes who might be the only chance to save the day.

    Big Hero 6 triumphs on so many levels. It is well paced. It is impeccably cast with a vocal talent list that includes James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr. and TJ Miller. Then there’s the inclusion of not one, but two female scientists turned superheroes.

    In this age when there is much discussion about the lack of female superhero characters in movies, Big Hero 6 inspires on two points. We need more women in the world of science, and yes, we need more female superheroes on the big screen. Big Hero 6 scores with both and casting Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Chung, well, that works all the better!

    Big Hero 6 Cast Stil Photo

    There are messages that parents will treasure throughout Big Hero 6, most notably that family is where you find it and in this day and age where it seems that we all could use a little more love and support, what a thing to extol. 

    Also, it's easy to tell that this is from the team that brought us Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. It has that same heart and hilarity. 

    Disney based the movie on the Big Hero 6 comics from Marvel, although don’t look for too many connections here.

    What does work in their ability to use the comics as a framework is the creation of the character of Baymax. He is a “healthcare provider” robot who forms an incredible bond with Hiro and will be an integral part of the Big Hero 6 team. Between the voice choice for Baymax to his design as a slightly bigger robot than we’re used to seeing in the movies, what is not to love about this guy?!

    And frankly, our Big Hero 6 movie review has to say, what’s not to love about Disney’s latest animated gem? 

    Baymax and Hiro Greet
    Japanese culture is all over Big Hero 6, and that is certainly seen in this latest still.

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    The powerful first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic is here and let’s just Selma is everything we expected, wanted and so much more.

    David Oyelowo is Dr. King and Carmen Ejogo is Coretta Scott King and Selma tells the tale of how a movement was started that would change the world.

    The film is from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and the pop culture icon also stars (recently seen in The Butler). As does Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Wilkinson (as LBJ), Tim Roth (recently announced as joining the cast of The Hateful Eight), Alexxandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo and Lorraine Toussaint.

    King and his legions of rights seeking patriots would march on Selma in 1965 demanding equal voting rights. It would be broadcast to the world, and would begin a cultural revolution centuries in the making.

    Selma is set to land in select theaters December 25 for an Oscar qualifying run, before opening nationwide in January. The film's poster and a few stills have premiered too! Check them out in the photo gallery below. 

    Selma Poster
    The poster for Selma has arrived! The MLK story finally comes to life.

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    Artist Austin Light has done something utterly brilliant and we had to bring it to our readers.

    The artist has taken a slew of our most popular and legendary movies and simply removed one letter. Then, put innate artistry to work and imagined what that movie would be.

    For example, Harry Potter becomes Harry Otter and watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith online and then see what that movie would look like as Mr. and Mrs. Sith!

    It's bloody brilliant, right!

    Oh, and how about watch Pulp Fiction online… and then imagine John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as canines and you have Pup Fiction!

    And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the Princess Bride quotes and you’ll never guess what that turned into!

    Click through and discover 19 iconic movies that are completely different, simply missing one important letter.

    Mr. and Mrs. Sith
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie join the Star Wars world and go to the dark side in Mr. and Mrs. Sith.

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    We’ve got two new Horrible Bosses 2 clips that tease the story we see in the Horrible Bosses 2 trailer, but showcase the fan favorites from the first film that are back.

    Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day return as our trio of friends who can’t seem to not keep getting screwed over by their superiors!

    Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston were two of those bosses who gave us those unforgettable Horrible Bosses quotes and they’re back in the sequel and showcased in these two clips.

    First up, the boys visit Spacey in jail as they try to get his advice on how to get even with Christoph Waltz and Chirs Pine, who stole their million dollar idea and left them with nothing.

    Our second Horrible Bosses 2 clip features fan favorite Aniston in her sexual addiction group (that was a good move on her part). Only thing, Bateman walks in and thinks he’s in AA. 

    Watch Horrible Bosses online and you’ll be ready for the big sequel that lands November 26.

    The Boys Bring Gifts
    But little do they know that things are about to go very, very south for them.

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    So, Disney and Lucasfilm finally gave us a title to Star Wars: Episode VII and it’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What does it mean and what do we think of the title? Let’s discuss.

    Star Wars The Force Awakens

    First, the reaction across the world has been remarkably spot-on.

    There has not been a rush to judgment that this is terrible or “that’s what they came up with?”

    More often than not, people are willing to see the movie and are giving J.J. Abrams a chance to show us his flick and then we’ll see how the title fits what happens in the actual movie. It’s a novel concept, isn’t it?!

    Then, there are the jokes.

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some have said, sounds like a Viagra slogan.

    Others have commented, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens?” Really, I never knew it went to sleep!

    But, what does it mean?

    It’s hard to say but if we were to offer some conjecture -- it’s that after the defeat of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, there was not much of an enemy out there and so the Jedi could retire to a life of peace and (hopefully) prosperity. 

    As we know from some of the rumors about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, Luke has to be found and thus begins our adventure. There is a disturbance in The Force and we’re guessing that is why The Force Awakens.

    It’s time to strap on those lightsabers and get back to fighting evil.

    Hey, it’s a theory!

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives December 18, 2015. And now that we have that title and Star Wars: Episode VII production has wrapped, all we have to wait for next is… the trailer!

    And let us know...

    What do you think of the Star Wars title?

     

    Han Solo Must Have a Huge Part
    We've heard that Harrison Ford's Han Solo has an enormous part in the seventh Star Wars movie. Ford would not have signed on to J.J. Abrams' film if that was not the case.

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    The wait is over as Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is finally here!

    The weekend movie preview for this first weekend in November looks at that Matthew McConaughey-starring film, as well as the latest offering from Disney (Big Hero 6) and a surefire Oscar contender in The Theory of Everything

    Let's break it down...

    Interstellar: Nolan pushes the boundaries of science fiction in a dazzling, super long film that finds McConaughey as an astronaut who has to leave his family behind to explore the outer reaches of the galaxy, searching for a new home for the human race. 

    Christopher Nolan Directs Matthew McConaughey
    When Christopher Nolan talks, Matthew McConaughey listens.

    Our Interstellar review found that, yes, the movie is long, but it is an impressive feat. It doesn't all quite add up in its science over fiction element of this science fiction story. But still, it is wildly entertaining and should be seen on the largest screens possible. You have never seen space shot like Nolan does. And McConaughey gives another Oscar-worthy performance, as does his co-star, Anne Hathaway. 

    Big Hero 6: Disney's latest animated effort is based on a popular comic from Marvel and it is one of the biggest surprises of the fall. The story follows Hiro, a teenage robotics prodigy, who gathers a group of fellow science enthusiasts who use their extreme knowledge to recreate themselves as superheroes. Why? Because there is a dark menace that is threatening to destroy their beloved city. 

    Baymax and Hiro Greet
    Japanese culture is all over Big Hero 6, and that is certainly seen in this latest still.

    The film pops visually and is filled with messages that are powerful, emotional and will resonate with audiences of all ages. As we stated in our Big Hero 6 review, it's easy to see that this is a film from the makers of Frozen -- and let's hope it has that same kind of success.

    The Theory of Everything: The love story of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane may seem like an unlikely candidate for Best Picture of the year. But, that is exactly what it is. Eddie Redmayne will surely be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the iconic physicist who triumphed over ALS and changed the world forever. 

    When Jane Met Stephen
    Jane and Stephen meet and quickly fall for each other.

    The love story at the film's core is such an important story to tell because it shows that it is Jane's devotion to her husband and her belief in his brilliance that pushes Hawking to achieve the greatness that he is still pushing. For more, check out our The Theory of Everything review.

    Feel like staying in this weekend? Several titles have landed on digital download.

    Watch Planes: Fire & Rescue online or watch Maleficent online and see Angelina Jolie as the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. 


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    We caught up with A Merry Friggin’ Christmas stars Joel McHale and Lauren Graham and although their hilarious banter about the joys of working together will surely elicit many a laugh, it was hard not to ask about the pair’s memories of working with the late Robin Williams.

    Watching the A Merry Friggin’ Christmas trailer, we know one thing for sure: The movie will be one of Williams’ last roles (he still has Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb). And when Graham and McHale each share a memory from the making of their dark holiday comedy, their recollections were each more powerful than the last.

    “I never got over that intimidation of being in the presence of such a great talent,” Graham said. But, Williams knew about Graham’s love of Northern California and offered his number to call anytime to stay in their house. “That kind of ease and generosity was really heartfelt.”

    McHale shared a story about how Williams helped pick out a birthday present for his brother’s birthday. “He helped me pick out a bike and everything that goes on it,” McHale fondly remembered. “One of the biggest stars in the history of the world picked out a bike with me.”   


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    Director Duncan Jones took his Warcraft movie to BlizzCon and held a special panel today. The video game leaping to the big screen had previously announced that Dominic Cooper (Need for Speed) would be in the film, but now we know who he’ll play and who else will join him in one of the most anticipated movies of 2016.

    WarCraft Logo

    The characters revealed were broken down into two camps, Alliance and Horde – the two opposing armies that are easily recognized by Warcraft fans all over the world.

    So, who’s in, who’s playing them and what are their character descriptions?

    THE ALLIANCE

    Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel)
    The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.

    King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper)
    King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.

    Medivh (Ben Foster)
    Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.

    Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer)
    Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.

    Lady Taria (Ruth Negga)
    Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.

    Garona (Paula Patton)
    Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.

    THE HORDE

    Durotan (Toby Kebbel)
    The lead protagonist for the Horde, Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, battling to save his people and his family from extinction.

    Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky)
    Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of orc legend.

    Blackhand (Clancy Brown)
    Known as ‘The Destroyer’, Blackhand is one of orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.

    Gul’Dan (Daniel Wu)
    Gul’dan is a supreme orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.

    The studio behind the film also announced a fan initiative that encourages fans of the game to get on the front lines of receiving information about the flick. Just head over to fightforthealliance.com or fightforthehorde.com and choose your side.

    Look for Warcraft in theaters in 3D on March 11, 2016 and it appears that this film could easily be a franchise. Speaking of franchises, what are our favorites? 

    Harry Potter
    When your series is based on one of the bestselling book series of all time, that's a good place to start. With the casting of the three leads, fate struck and a movie franchise for the ages was born.

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    The final Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer has premiered and we couldn't help but marvel at a quote from Joel Edgerton as Ramses. "Let's just see who's better at killing, you or me." 

    The "you" in that sentence is of course Christian Bale as Moses. As you know from the Bible story of the Exodus, Moses may be the messenger, but he is in no way the source of those plagues that are killing Egyptians. And of course, those plagues will lead to the freedom of the Jewish people after centuries of bondage. 

    You know the film's release date of December 12 is inching closer when the "final" trailer has been released and the Exodus: Gods and Kings TV trailer starts airing in its various forms! 

    Edgerton and Bale are joined in the all-star cast by Sir Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver (re-teaming with her Alien director) and Aaron Paul. 

    Two Brothers Born to Fight
    Bale is Moses, Edgerton is Ramses, and these two are gonna clash!

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    Interstellar wowed audiences this past weekend and scored $50 million in its box office debut -- which is hardly a surprise. From the look of that first Interstellar trailer, audience anticipation was through the roof.

    The Christopher Nolan-directed epic stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine.

    The film will go down as an audience favorite not only because of its stunning visuals, but Nolan’s work has some fantastic quotes as well. They are, frankly, quite inspiring. 

    Be sure to check out all of our Interstellar quotes and click through below for our 15 favorite lines from the Nolan blockbuster.

    Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage,...

    Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Dr. Brand
    This Dylan Thomas quote could not be more apt for Interstellar!

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    Disney had a surprise hit when Planes landed in 2013, so it’s hardly a surprise that we got a sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, merely a year later. What is quite the revelation is that it is an even better film and has become even more popular with families all over the globe than the first time we lined up to see Dusty break out of his set lot in life to aspire to bigger and better things.

    Planes Fire and Rescue DVD

    Now Planes: Fire & Rescue has arrived on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download and we can guarantee that kids are going to want to see this flick over and over again.

    That is actually a good thing as the messages contained in the Planes sequel are even more profound, and that is saying something given the inspirational themes of the first film.

    As teased in the Planes: Fire & Rescue trailer, Dusty has conquered the world and is a top tier racer, but is content to still come home to be amongst his friends. When a fire at his home airport causes a federal inspection, the site will be closed down until a second firefighting plane is added.

    So, what’s a hero whose dreams are as high as the sky to do? Dusty heads off to learn how to be a firefighting plane and it is there that he will find even more meaning and life lessons than he could ever have dreamt of.

    Dane Cook is back as Dusty and as we stated in our theatrical Planes: Fire & Rescue review, the stand-up has got the role of a lifetime in the animated plane. Joining the cast as a possible love interest and definite comic foil is Modern Family star Julie Bowen. The two of them have fantastic chemistry and it is just the beginning of a Disney cast that is bigger than the first film, and even more gelled.

    Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, Stacy Keach and Jerry Stiller are just a few of the legends that make Planes: Fire & Rescue soar.

    Planes Fire and Rescue Dusty

    When it comes to the bonus features, the top of the list has to be the all new animated short, Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular! It’s like Planes 2.5, for those who cannot get enough of Dusty and his high-flying friends.

    We also adored the mock-umentary promotional piece Welcome to Piston Peak, which works on so many levels. And for those who have seen the film already, the CHoPs bit is one of the movie’s funniest, and having that CHoPs TV Promo on the DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download is nothing short of pure joy.

    Part of the reason that Planes: Fire & Rescue works so well is that filmmakers went to interview and chronicle what real air firefighting teams do and that effort is chronicled in the brilliant bonus feature Air Attack:  Firefighters From The Sky. The real life smoke jumpers get the much deserved spotlight and don’t be surprised if they inspire the little ones too!

    We also must mention the inclusion of two new Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue short films, Dipper and Smokejumpers -- because as we learned with the arrival of the movie itself, we cannot seem to get enough of Dusty and this spin-off world of Cars that focuses on those who fly the skies.

    Watch Planes: Fire & Rescue online right now!


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    If there was anyone who would know what it takes to be Batman, it is Christopher Nolan. After three movies that grossed billions of dollars all centered on the Dark Knight, Nolan is pretty much an expert at all things Batman.

    Christopher Nolan Bat Signal

    So it’s rather interesting that Nolan has not commented publicly about the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice… until now!

    While out promoting his hit film (check out our 15 favorite Interstellar quotes), The Daily Beast asked the legendary filmmaker what he thought.

    “This is the guy who just won Best Picture as a director and as an actor, and I thought it would be a great thing that he’d be willing to do this,” Nolan said. “I think the guy is incredibly talented and I’m very excited to see what Zack (Snyder) and Ben do together.”

    Now, Nolan does not have too much to do with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although he is listed as producer, much as he was for Man of Steel.

    “I’m only involved in that project in an advisory capacity as an executive producer, so I’m not involved in the day-to-day,” Nolan said. “When they told me that Ben was interested in doing it, I thought, ‘How thrilling!’”

    Watch Man of Steel online to get ready for the big sequel coming in 2016. 

    Batmobile Close-Up
    Check out the first "true" look at Ben Affleck's Batmobile!

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