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    From the moment those Dwayne Johnson set photos started getting posted from the making of Hercules, anticipation could not have been higher. See, if there was anyone more perfect to play the mythical legend than Johnson, we’d like to meet them. That’s just it -- they don’t exist!

    Hercules Blu-Ray/DVD

    Hercules has arrived on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, and now home video audiences get to see the man destined to play (the son of a) god, along with hours of bonus features that quite enhance the Brett Ratner-directed action pic.

    We meet Johnson’s Hercules, and it is clear that this is no origins story.

    Hercules has long been triumphant in his battles and he can safely now be called legend. But, he walks away from all that to simply be known as husband and father. The gods are not too happy with that and as teased in the Hercules trailer, they send a terrifying never-before-seen enemy upon the human race that will force Hercules to return to the way of life he was destined to lead… that of fearsome and iconic warrior.

    Ratner has assembled a pretty darn impressive cast to surround his international superstar (who was just seen in that fantastic Furious 7 trailer). Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell and legend John Hurt comprise the cast that gives this sword and sandals epic some serious clout.

    We have to say, as we explore further in our theatrical Hercules review, Ratner has scored one of his better movies of late.

    And given that fact, the audio commentary by Ratner is certainly one of the most fascinating bonus features included in this home video set. We’ve never listened to a Ratner-led commentary track and the man is growing on us!

    The rest of the Hercules DVD and Blu-Ray bonus features clock in at over an hour and include 15 deleted and extended scenes and interviews with the cast that don’t necessarily elevate the package, but don’t detract from it either.

    Hercules Stars Dwayne Johnson

    Here’s hoping that Ratner and Johnson get together again, and it does not necessarily have to be in a sequel to Hercules. These two clearly get each other and proof of that is seen in the fabulous featurette Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction.

    For those who enjoy the “how did they do that?” type of behind-the-scenes featurettes, The Bessi Battle will enthrall. One of the most epic of battle sequences in the entire movie is broken down to its root (planning) to execution (filming) and everywhere in between. We hear from Ratner, the actors, the make-up magicians and the stunt team!

    The other bonus feature that is totally a fun ride is Weapons! This documentary short looks at the weapons that were created by a wickedly talented special effects team for Hercules. Many are ones rooted in mythology and others are from the genius minds of special effects maestros.

    Lastly, we had little use for the extended cut of the film -- the theatrical version was wisely released as such and a longer version truly adds nothing to that. In fact, it may detract.

    Watch Hercules online right now!

    Hercules Poster
    The first Hercules poster! Dwayne Johnson so looks the part, no?

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    Quentin Tarantino just announced the cast of The Hateful Eight and is set to head off to Colorado to start filming his Western epic in December. That’s fantastic news, and in some ways, that is truly sad news. See, this is his seventh film (he counts Kill Bill as one) and he announced plans to walk away from filmmaking after movie number ten.

    Quentin Tarantino Photo

    So, this is the beginning of the end. Tarantino made the announcement at the annual American Film Market event where he was speaking.

    “I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard,” Tarantino revealed.

    “I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this. It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan. If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don’t screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career.”

    Although he did leave the door open and to quote that famous phrase, “never say never.”

    “If, later on, I come across a good movie -- I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But ten and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right.”

    This is an interesting development. Tarantino has long said that he would rather call it quits sooner than later. But, we never thought it would so soon for the man who brought us one of our favorite movies in Pulp Fiction.

    And since he comes out with a movie every few years, we still have a little while. But, this news is a little shocking. Perhaps it is because we are such huge fans of his and his talk of making a bad movie seems ridiculous. I mean, has Tarantino ever made a bad movie?

    Hopefully, he will continue writing. After all, that is how he got his start (he wrote the screenplay to Tony Scott’s True Romance). Maybe he’ll pull a Stephen King and walk away, write a book about moviemaking and then the pull of it will be too strong to resist and he’ll come back.

    Either way, we have to respect the man’s feelings. If anyone deserves to go out on top, it’s him. After all, watch Django Unchained online, and his last work scored him the highest honor in his field -- the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. 

    Tarantino is one of 17 directors who we would watch anything they did. Click through to see the other 16.

    Christopher Nolan
    From Memento to The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan continually pushes the envelope and leaves his audience utterly breathless. With this fall's Interstellar's buzz through the roof, that looks like it won't change.

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    The Guardians of the Galaxy DVD and Blu-Ray are coming soon, December 9 to be exact, and we’ve got our hands on a fantastic bonus feature. It takes you inside the making of the number one box office hit of the year, but starts imagining what Star Lord would be doing in an 8-bit video game!

    Director James Gunn posted the video on his Facebook page to tease the upcoming home video release of his Marvel Studios blockbuster. "A glimpse of the bonus features from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray!” he said.

    While Gunn works on the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script and we still enjoy those Guardians of the Galaxy quotes, we eagerly await the home video release of the film that is now the third most profitable Marvel movie in history.

    And stay with Movie Fanatic as we visit tomorrow with Gunn for a special preview of the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as a chat where we’ll surely be digging for some sequel clues! 

    The Ronan Poster
    Ronan the Accuser gets his own character poster!

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    Big Hero 6 won the box office and it was with a whopping $56 million opening weekend haul.

    Disney Animation killed it adapting the Marvel comic book for the big screen and wowed us not only with stunning visuals and a powerfully rich story, but also some unforgettable quotes!

    From the minute that Big Hero 6 trailer premiered, audiences knew they were in for something special, and clearly they turned out in droves to witness the story of Hiro and his robot Baymax (technically yes, he’s a healthcare companion).

    And the world loves Baymax, and so do we! Yes, he has many of our favorite Big Hero 6 quotes. But, he is not alone. After all, we’d be remiss to not include some memorable liens from Go Go, Wasabi and even Fred!  

    Is it us, or is it impossible to miss the fact that this latest hit from Disney Animation is from the same team that brought us the film you see when you watch Frozen online? Hardly!

    Check out all of our Big Hero 6 quotes and click through and discover our 13 favorite!

    Hello, I’m Baymax, you’re healthcare companion.

    Hello, I'm Baymax, your healthcare companion.

    Baymax
    Ladies and gentleman, the future Disney icon known as Baymax.

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    Lucasfilm and Walt Disney announced that George Lucas’ Strange Magic will be released by their Touchstone arm on January 23, 2015 and unveiled the film’s first still!

    Strange Magic Photo

    Lucas created the story and is also a producer on the film that re-imagines Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as an animated musical.

    The flick will feature some of the most popular songs from the last 60 years intertwined into a story that explores the lives of humans, goblins, elves, fairies and imps.

    The team who brought us Rango worked on the animation (Best Animated Picture winner) and the newest Lucas film is written by the man who gave us Elf, David Berenbaum.

    Watch Elf online for a holiday treat, while we wait for Berenbaum’s latest and Lucas’ first new project in years! Of course, we’re not sure how much he has to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


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    What makes Step Up: All In so special is how it brought back some fan favorites from the Step Up franchise and put them all in one adrenaline-packed movie where yes, it is all on the line. With the arrival of the Step Up: All In DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, we can think of no better format to witness (and re-witness again and again) some of the most envelope stretching and jaw-dropping choreography that can be captured on film.

    Step Up: All In DVD

    Step Up: All In brings back Ryan Guzman (who you can see when you watch Step Up Revolution online), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), as well as tWitch (who has appeared in practically all the Step Up movies!), Misha Gabriel (Step Up Revolution) and even Adam Sevani who has also appeared in numerous Step Up movies.

    This time out, Guzman leads his crew to L.A. seeking the bright lights and fame. After audition after audition, it becomes clear their might have to pack up and head back home. Guzman believes their best days still lie ahead in LA so the crew goes their separate ways.

    As teased in the Step Up: All In trailer, the gang comes face-to-face again in Las Vegas when a dance competition promises a residency show at one of the city’s biggest casinos. Guzman assembles and LA crew and the rest of his former crew get back together. It’s… All In!

    The bonus features on the Step Up: All In DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download include not one fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette, but two!

    Our favorite of the two is the Dance Breakdown: Final Stage which takes you inside the making of one of the most elaborate dance sequences ever attempted in a Step Up movie. And might we say, it’s one of the most astounding we’ve seen on film in some time. The talent, patience and power it takes to mount these unforgettable cinematic dance scenes is truly unveiled in this feature and it is not to be missed by fans of the Step Up series, or dance fans of any kind.

    Ryan Guzman Stars In Step Up All In

    The second behind-the-scenes featurette, All In with the Crew, is a stunning look at the various dance crews that come to Vegas for the big competition. They are all so varied and possess such diverse talents -- it’s a marvel to watch them work when the cameras are rolling and even when they are not.

    And the documentary short Clap, Stomp, Slide: The Sounds of Battle illustrates the efforts that go into these mesmerizing dance sequences from a technical point of view. It’s not all movement! Director Trish Sie and her team go All In and it shows… sense a theme here?!

    Speaking of Sie, her director’s commentary is also not to be missed as she sheds light on every inch of the film that adds up to something truly special, just like the Step Up franchise itself.

    Watch Step Up: Al In online right now and prepare to tap your toes… big time!

    Step Up: All In Poster
    The poster for the highly anticipated Step Up: All In, which lands in theaters July 25.

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    Sides must be chosen in the first TV trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The teaser is the first TV commercial for the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy, which lands in theaters December 17.

    This short spot lands within days of that final The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer that truly blew us away. People love these movies, but there are some who are detractors. But, you have to admit, no one makes teaser trailers like Jackson for his Middle Earth movies. They are epics unto themselves!

    We’ve been told that the final 45 minutes of the movie is a battle scene that will make the one that concluded Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King look like child’s play. And we cannot wait. Jackson is king of enormous scope and it appears that there is no bigger canvas for him to paint on than in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

    It is also an all-star cast, led by Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Ian McKellen as Gandalf. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Orlando Bloom and Hugo Weaving.

    Watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug online to get ready for the final chapter in the Middle Earth-set saga. 

    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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    Happy Christmas lands on DVD and digital download today and we got to talk exclusively with the writer-director of the film, Joe Swanberg.

    Happy Christmas DVD

    Swanberg dishes re-teaming with his Drinking Buddies star, Anna Kendrick, and how he wrote a role for her in Happy Christmas that shows her in a light the likes of which we’ve never seen. Also, the auteur chimes in about why he set this family drama/comedy at Christmas and what that means to a storyteller and the surprising origins of the Happy Christmas story itself.

    Movie Fanatic: What was the origins or genesis of writing this movie that you would then direct? Was it personal and something you had to tell?

    Joe Swanberg: It’s definitely personal. My wife and I were having a lot of conversations about similar to what they talk about in the movie about the challenges of being a stay at home mom and being an artist and having a career and trying to strike a balance. I didn’t feel I was seeing many movies that talked about that. For me, one of the powers of movies has been the conversations and putting something up on screen that registers with people. It seemed like that was open territory. Then, my younger brother came to live with us when my son was six months old. He was not as extreme as Anna Kendrick’s character, but it was still a challenge and there were aspects of it that were really fun and aspects of it that were really difficult. In my mind, those two things happening simultaneously might be interesting.

    Movie Fanatic: You had to pick a time period to tell your story. But, what was the motivation behind picking Christmas?

    Joe Swanberg: For me, Christmas amplifies all of the commotions. We’re made to feel like we’re supposed to be having this really great time. A forced specialness that I thought was really good for a project like this, where characters are not necessarily having the best time. Setting it around the holidays, there are all these holiday expectations. Everything gets turned up a little bit. On a practical level as an independent filmmaker, I knew that we were going to be shooting the movie in December and so I wanted to use as much as real Chicago and real December as possible. The lights are going up and the city starts changing, I wanted to capture that.

    Movie Fanatic: Something that is striking in both Happy Christmas and Drinking Buddies, is the interaction between the characters feels so far. Almost like this is improvised. What kind of rehearsal timeframe to you usually work with? Or do you not at all to keep it truly natural?

    Joe Swanberg: I do avoid rehearsal. I want to make sure the cameras are rolling the first time they do it. We’ll often do a lighting and blocking rehearsal. The preparation is often for several months before the shoot. It takes the form of emails, text messages, phone conversations. An attempt to build the world and figure out who the characters are because once we get going, it happens very quickly. The other thing I like to do, is that the actors are playing themselves in a way. There’s a safety net of a fake name and a fake job and fake clothes, other character traits. But, I want to get it as close to the person as possible. I want those interactions to be as real as possible.

    Movie Fanatic: Another spoke in this fantastic wheel is how we’re used to seeing Anna Kendrick in a lot of different ways. But, this is something she truly has never done before. She hit it out of the park. One, why was she so perfect and two, what most impressed you?

    Joe Swanberg: We did Drinking Buddies together right before Happy Christmas. I have to say it wasn’t until I was in the editing room that I knew how good she was, the kind of multiple levels she’s working on. I had a great experience with Drinking Buddies, but as I was cutting Happy Christmas together, she really started to strike me as somebody who was operating at the top of her game. It was amazing to me. I called her right away. I wanted to see if she was up for coming back to doing another small improvised movie and trying to give her a bigger role. I felt at the time, the most fun thing we could do is give her the opposite character that she’d played in drinking buddies. And the way she’s played her characters throughout her career -- the type A, anxious, well put together kind of busy person. Just getting to know her, I saw not just an actress but a person who could have a lot of playing a mess. It was a chance to see if we could push that as far as we could, within the realm of naturalism. It was a great pleasure. It was fun to give her this big new territory that I don’t think she’s done before. 

    Movie Fanatic: I feel she is just scratching the surface of what she’s going to give us before she’s done…

    Joe Swanberg: Oh, I think so too. It’s has been such a privilege to watch her and I think she is absolutely one of our best. She’s going to have a long, great career. 

    Watch Happy Christmas online right now!


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    Christopher Nolan is wowing audiences yet again with his release of Interstellar. The film rocked an opening (long) weekend of $50 million. And we look for it to cross the coveted $100 million mark before long.

    But, is it Nolan’s best work?

    We count down our Top 8 Christopher Nolan films and they all share one thing in common: These are movies we could watch repeatedly.

    Also, they never lose their luster. Watch The Dark Knight online and tell us it still doesn’t grab you like it did the first time.

    And what about when you watch Inception online?

    Does it still not marvel you with its mysteries, mind-blowing visuals and plot turns?

    As we await to see how Nolan follows up those Interstellar quotes (that were equally as powerful as the stunning visuals), click through and see how his filmography ranks in our Top 8 Christopher Nolan Movies.

    The Dark Knight Rises
    We love the Dark Knight trilogy, but of the three films, we think The Dark Knight Rises is the weakest. And, honestly, it starts our countdown simply due to the escalating quality of the films that come ahead of this final chapter in Christopher Nolan's career.

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    When James Wan announced he would return to the horror genre that he does so well with and take the camera for The Conjuring 2, fans of The Conjuring rejoiced. Now, we have a date for those horror fanatics to put in their calendar… in pen!

    The Conjuring Patrick Wilson

    Look for Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren to continue their investigation into the paranormal on June 10, 2016.

    Wan produced the prequel, Annabelle, which did quite well during the Halloween movie season, but he will be fully engaged in the sequel to his hit The Conjuring and it is believed that he is currently putting the final touches on Furious 7 and heading right into work on The Conjuring 2.

    The first film’s screenwriters -- Chad and Carey Hayes -- will return for the follow-up, so fans can rejoice on another level!

    The Conjuring 2 will not be the only sequel out that day -- also look for Now You See Me 2 in theaters on that June weekend that is sequel crazy!

    Watch The Conjuring online and get all sorts of psyched for its follow-up!

    The Conjuring is just one horror movie that still scares us with the passage of time. Click through the slideshow below and see what other ones give us the shivers.

    The Shining
    Here's Johnny, indeed! Years later, we still can't look at Jack Nicholson in anything without thinking of him busting through that door with an axe or chasing his son through the snow or telling Wendy he was not going to hurt her. Yeah, how'd that work out?

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    The latest Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer treats us to a ton more footage and what we see, is impressive.

    Ben Stiller is back as the museum guard who has a special relationship with the artifacts and historical figures that come to life every night when the museum closes. But, when the Egyptian tablet that gives them that power starts to lose its juice, the gang heads to London and the British Museum to figure out why and to get it jump started.

    As you saw in that first Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer, that’s also where they run into Rebel Wilson’s clueless museum guard and Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot.

    Not only is Stiller back but so too is Robin Williams in what will be sadly his last role. Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais also all return, and Ben Kingsley joins the cast as the Pharaoh who might just hold the key to the whole mystery.

    Directed by Shawn Levy (the first two Night at the Museum movies, Real Steel), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters in time for the holidays on December 19. 

    We saw some footage of this third Night at the Museum flick over on the Fox lot, check out what we learned in the slideshow below.

    And be sure to watch Night at the Museum online to see how it all got started!

    How Our Story Starts
    The characters have a reunion of sorts as they get ready for a gala at the Natural History Museum of NYC that will be key to their annual fundraising. Ben Stiller's Larry Daley is nervous as this is a big night. Everyone is there, from Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt to Owen Wilson's cowboy and Steven Coogan's Roman warrior. Oh, and all those prehistoric beasts too.

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    It’s getting hot in here as Focus Features is ramping up the tease factor for the debut of the second Fifty Shades of Grey trailer this Thursday.

    In that vein, check out the latest poster for the highly anticipated screen version of blockbuster book series about a college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and her push it to the limits relationship with billionare Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).

    As you saw in that first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, the filmmakers behind this flick know that the heat is the selling point and they have a lot to live up to from that first teaser when the second drops tomorrow.

    The latest poster focuses on Johnson’s Steele and what is it that possibly has her biting her lip like that? Gee, I wonder!

    Look for Johnson and Dornan to go at it when Fifty Shades of Grey lands as the perfect romance on February 13, 2015.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed.

    Dakota Johnson Lip-Biting Poster
    Yeah, the poster of Dakota Johnson biting her lip has us wondering what she's looking at!

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    The first trailer for the sequel to Divergent has landed! The Insurgent trailer, besides showing off star Shailene Woodley’s wicked short hair, teases the next chapter of the blockbuster book series by Veronica Roth.

    In Insurgent, Woodley’s Tris Prior must come to terms with what she did in the first film, and how going against the powerful in this dystopian world had serious consequences.

    Insurgent tells the “what’s next” in her world and shows that her fight against Kate Winslet and her stronghold government is far from over.

    Director Neil Burger is gone, and missed, but new helmer Robert Schwentke has taken over and he has the charge of bringing Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort’s characters into the forefront of this story.

    Also, look for newbies Rosa Salazr as Lynn, Suki Waterhouse as Marlene and Keiynan Lonsdale has nailed the part of Uriah.

    Fans of the book series know that those “new” characters actually make appearances in Divergent, but for cinematic storytelling reasons, would not make their movie debut until Insurgent.  

    Watch Divergent online and get ready for the big sequel and be sure to check out our favorite Divergent quotes in the slideshow below!

    I'm not gonna let that happen.

    Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: They're gonna kill me.
    Four: I'm not gonna let that happen.

    Four clearly sees something in Tris. And, we think he kinda likes her!

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    Let’s Be Cops arrived earlier this year and was a surprise smash. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson starred as a couple of guys who are just kind of plodding along in life as they greet their thirties.

    Let's Be Cops DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

    One night they dress up as cops to go to a costume party and it hits them walking down the street, as seen in this Let’s Be Cops trailer, people think they’re really a member of the LAPD. They decide to see how far they can push that and yes, hilarity does majorly ensue.

    Let’s Be Cops has arrived on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download and it’s a chance to revisit the hilarious onscreen chemistry of the two stars in a vehicle that is completely custom fit to their comedic talents – as you can tell even from these Let’s Be Cops quotes.

    Or, if you haven’t seen the hilarious flick, this is a don’t miss cop comedy that must be viewed now!

    The film also has surprising heart about trying to find oneself and how the surprising twists and turns in life can lead us to unexpected, but utterly welcomed, places. Yet, it also has plenty of thrills as the pair get entangled in a real world of drug lord, dirty cops and other little things that can get you really killed, these two get much more than they bargained for.

    As the focus of the success of this flick is the comic chemistry between its leads, some of the best bonus features on the Let’s Be Cops DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download focus on that.

    Jake Johnson Damon Wayans Jr. in Let's Be Cops

    Even in the scenes that didn’t make the theatrical release, there is a level of humor between Johnson and Wayans that is priceless. And when Rob Riggle is tossed into the mix as a real LAPD cop, forget about it!

    A fascinating addition to the bonus features is the Let’s Be Cops camera test. There are audition tapes and then there’s what actors do to test their chemistry once they’ve been cast and this shows how these two had it from the get go. And that is hardly surprising, given their history on the hit show New Girl.

    We also truly enjoyed the Brothers in Blue bonus feature that simultaneously keeps it light, but also manages to surprisingly effectively salute those who keep us safe. Didn’t we say this thing had heart? You bet it does.

    Watch Let’s Be Cops online now and see what we mean!

    Damon & Jake Take in a Movie
    Damon and Jake pretend to be cops and what fun would it be to attend a movie and talk through it. I mean, who's going to say something?

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    In anticipation of the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD release on December 9, Marvel has released two bonus features that are behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the James Gunn blockbuster.

    We just came back from checking out all the bonus scenes from the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie that will most likely be the number one film of 2014. More on that to come, as well as our Q&A with Gunn himself – and even a few teases about his thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

    The first clip focuses on the music from the Morag scene and how Gunn sought to contrast the visuals with what Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and us as the audience are hearing.

    The second clip features Pratt introducing the Xander crash site, and if you’ve seen the movie, you know the importance of that scene!

    Check out our favorite Guardians of the Galaxy quotes as we ready for the Gunn masterpiece to come home on December 9. More from this home video release soon on Movie Fanatic! 

    I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded...

    I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends.

    Gamora
    We love this quote -- Gamora gets mushy.

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    Hot on the heels of that Mortdecai poster featuring Johnny Depp as the title character and Gwyneth Paltrow as his scheming wife, we’ve got the film’s latest trailer.

    What the first Mortdecai trailer teased, this one delivers in droves with its ability to show off the true scope of the dark comedy that features Depp as an international art dealer who is just this side of debonair.

    Mortdecai finds Depp criss-crossing the globe in search of a stolen piece of priceless art that must be found for Queen and country. Of course, if there’s high priced art involved, Depp’s Mortdecai will never shy away from profiting in same manner.

    He will have to grapple with an international terrorist, some serious pissed off Russians and the British spy agency Mi5 who is watching his every move. Oh, then don’t get us started on his wife’s involvement!  

    Mortdecai lands in theaters January 23, 2015 and also stars Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Oliver Platt and Aubrey Plaza! 

    Mortdecai Official Poster
    The official poster for Mortdecai has landed! Johnny Depp stars as the title character.

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    As soon as that first Foxcatcher trailer premiered, the talk started for all involved to receive Oscar nominations. The real life story features Steve Carell as John du Pont, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Shultz and Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz. Du Pont took the Olympic gold medal winning wrestlers under his wing for hopes of returning to golden glory… and their story would end in murder.

    Foxcatcher Star Channing Tatum

    It’s a slightly different role for Tatum and we caught up with the superstar (most recently seen in 22 Jump Street) to talk about this powerful movie and immediately the conversation turned to his efforts to stay diverse and fresh as an actor. And despite how easy he makes it look on screen, nothing is simple for this man who might add Oscar nominee to his resume rather soon, thanks to Foxcatcher.

    “They’re all different muscles. Comedy doesn’t come easy for me. I’ve only done two movies that are really comedy styled films. I have to work at them and it’s just as scary in a way. I hate labeling all these things -- comedies, love stories, whatever -- they’re all just different muscles,” Tatum admitted.

    Tatum reported that there was immense pressure he put on himself this time out, because he had to look Schultz in the eye when filming completed.

    “I’ve only played one other person that was real before and the stakes are very high. And I have to live with Mark Schultz in the world and hoping that I did some amount of justice for him. Things are a bit more tangible and they’re not just in some make believe, high stakes game that movies are. I enjoyed going deeper than I’ve ever gone into a character, for sure, and I can’t say I want to do this forever, but I’ll just find the people that I want to do them with and then do them.”

    The actor who was first introduced to the world in Step Up found that wrestling was a different onscreen animal than any action he’s ever done. “The hard hits ... I don't think they'll leave my body, for sure. You can't fake wrestling, we learned very quickly. You can fake a punch, but with wrestling, you just have to go ahead and do it. You really need to see the hand hit the side of the face, the head-butting, everything. It was by far -- and I don't say this lightly -- the hardest thing I've ever done physically,” Tatum said.

    Foxcatcher Channing Tatum And Steve Carell

    “I've done a lot of sports, a lot of martial arts ... it was a suffocating and very painful thing, but I gotta say at the end of the day, I'm so just in awe of those athletes, and very proud to have been given such time and focus by the most amazing athletes I've ever worked with. It was a blessing.”

    And when it came to working opposite the man mostly known for his comic talents, Carell, and the actor, Ruffalo, who can do anything -- even being The Incredible Hulk in The Avengers -- Tatum could not have been more impressed and inspired.  

    “I was in awe just to get to work with them. They're so in control of what they do, acting wise -- and Steve's ability to stay in a scene, I was just like, 'Wow.' The way Bennett (Miller, director (Moneyball)) shoots is he does reels; he turns on the camera and you just go. And Mark, he's pretty much my big brother now -- I've said it to him, ‘Whether you want it or not, I'm your little brother now.’”

    Ruffalo, Tatum and Carell also do a lot in Foxcatcher without saying much. It is a powerful mode of storytelling used by Miller, but it also fits the sport of wrestling itself.

    “There's a lot being said to each other without talking, and you're in a quiet gym -- so all you hear is grunts and slams and slaps and breathing hard. And the way that you hand-fight is that it's a bit of a chess match -- you're constantly baiting and trying to set up something that you want,” Tatum said.

    “It's really interesting that, I think, throughout Mark and I's sort of journey of finding these two men in us, we had to go through a lot of very humbling moments. I thought Mark and I were just there for each other, throughout that learning process. We learned on a very small level what it is to be really there for each other.”

    Tatum said that there were countless pages that developed the brotherly relationship, but it all went out the window due to the sincere silence of the two wrestling each other in practice, a testament to the power of the acting in Foxcatcher. “You see it all in that one scene,” Tatum said.

    “I think it has to do with all the time and friendship we created through wrestling.”

    Foxcatcher Cast Poster
    The Foxcatcher cast photo features three stars in one riveting movie... Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.

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    With Dumb and Dumber To arriving in theaters 20 years after those Dumb and Dumber quotes became legendary, we decided to take a look back at the making of the Farrelly brothers classic.

    We found 11 facts about Dumb and Dumber that can only intensify our love for one of the most moronically funny movies of all time.

    Like what, you ask?

    Did you know who was originally asked to play Lloyd? We’ll tell ya… and much more.

    Watch Dumb and Dumber online and get ready for the big sequel’s arrival.

    Click through and check out our 11 dumbest Dumb and Dumber fun facts and see how many you know!

    Annoying Sound Courtesy of Carrey
    When Lloyd asks Harry if he wants to hear the most annoying sound ever in the world, that wasn’t scripted! You can tell by the stunned (and hilarious) reaction by Jeff Daniels.

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    We’ve got three new Horrible Bosses 2 clips and they each shed a nice light on what you can expect when the boys get back together and hit theaters November 26.

    The first clip features Jamie Foxx’s return as (expletive) Jones! And he, frankly, says it all as he calls Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman the craziest criminals he’s ever seen… and that’s saying something. After all, these are the guys who tried to kill their bosses in the first film!

    The second Horrible Bosses 2 clip shows what happens after their kidnapping plan gets going.

    See, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine have snaked our boys out of a half a million dollars and they’re trying to get the money back by kidnapping Pine. The thing is, Pine’s keen to be in on it (he’s got daddy issues). Here’s their awful effort at making a ransom demand.

    Our last clip features the plan in action. The boys are in a hotel room waiting for the money drop. Let the video speak for itself!

    Watch Horrible Bosses online and get ready for the comedy sequel that we think is even better than the first. And who could forget those Horrible Bosses quotes!  

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

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    Bradley Cooper stars as the real life U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper.

    And one thing is striking when you watch the American Sniper teaser trailer -- Cooper has taken it to a whole new level with his work on Eastwood’s flick, and this from a guy who already has two Oscar nominations.

    The film is based on the true story of Kyle, the U.S. military sniper who is the most lethal in military history. The Iraqi insurgency was so fearful of Kyle and his sharp eye, that they nicknamed him Al Shaitan Ramadi, the Devil of Ramadi.

    American Sniper premiered at the AFI Fest and the response was pretty universal: It’s Eastwood’s best work in years and Cooper has delivered another Oscar nomination-worthy performance.

    See one of those Oscar-nominated performances and watch American Hustle online, and keep your eyes peeled for American Sniper in theaters December 25. 

    Bradley Cooper Talks a Heavily Armed Walk
    Bradley Cooper talks a walk in a scene from Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.

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