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    Despite our feeling that Julianne Moore deserved the Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress) for her turn in The Hours, it appears that sentiment has her winning this year for her tragic turn in Still Alice.

    But, there is some significant competition coming from the other four who scored Oscar nominations. Two have won before, one was in a blockbuster hit that was largely a huge success due to her performance and another gave a heartbreaking and stunning performance as the wife and biggest cheerleader for one of the greatest minds of our time.

    First, here are the nominees…

    Julianne Moore, Still Alice
    Julianne Moore scores her fifth nomination for her role as a woman in her 50s who learns she is in the early stages of memory loss. It is a haunting portrayal.

    Let’s break it down…

    Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
    Marion Cotillard scored a surprise nomination for her role in Two Days, One Night. But in hindsight, as a previous winner, maybe it was not such a shock. But clearly when dealing with these other four nominees, she gets the award this year for “just happy to be nominated.”

    Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
    It’s hard to imagine Eddie Redmayne turning in his Oscar-nominated Best Actor performance without a volley partner like Felicity Jones. Jones plays Jane Hawking and as the film chronicles their love story, it is also about how she provided a pillar of strength for him to do the great things he accomplished. And all of that without letting his ALS get in the way of changing the world. Jones scored her first nod for The Theory of Everything, and she will be back. But this is not her year.

    Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    Rosamund Pike mesmerized as the title character in Gone Girl and she gave a hurricane of a performance. If the book was a challenge to be seen as a viable movie, much of the credit with it working as well as it did has to go to her and director David Fincher. Pike embodied the “cool girl” with gravitas and a manic power that knocked us off our feet. But alas, she will have to enjoy the night as just a nominee and not a winner.

    Reese Witherspoon, Wild
    Coming out of the Toronto Film Festival, one could argue that Reese Witherspoon was the front-runner to win for her role as the real life heroine who went Wild and found herself. Witherspoon would be looking at her second Oscar for Best Actress (after her win for Walk the Line), if it wasn’t for the actress who we think will take the prize. And that is…

    Julianne Moore, Still Alice
    Julianne Moore gave a heartbreakingly real performance as the title character in Still Alice. Capturing a young(er) woman who is grappling with early onset Alzheimer’s had to be one of the biggest challenges of her five-time nominated career. And she has saved the best for her most recent and there is no way we don’t see her emerging victorious (finally) as an Oscar winner on February 22.

    Who do you think should win Best Actress?


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    While we wait for another Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, have we got a treat for you. 

    A YouTube user, Alex Trailers, has crafted a wickedly good editing job that presents a "trailer" of what would happen if the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek clashed!  

    It is a masterful piece of cinematic editing and its musical score will even give you the chills.

    It's hard to believe, but this thing is believable and it paints a picture of the stakes being uber high as Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) fights Darth Vader in a battle to the death. 

    While Simon Pegg writes Star Trek 3, perhaps he should check out this trailer for some inspiration! Yup, it's that good.

    The latest Star Wars hits us December 18 while the next Star Trek is due July 8, 2016.

    Clearly these are two of our favorite franchises. What others are our faves? 

    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 latest Insurgent trailer could not have a better title, “Fight Back.”

    Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her Insurgents are being pursued all over the landscape and Kate Winslet’s tyrannical leader will stop at nothing to see that she and her kind are killed. 

    The sequel to Divergent, Insurgent, is set to hit theaters March 20 and also stars Theo James as Four, who gets some serious screen time in the latest trailer, as does Miles Teller, who appears to have chosen sides! 

    Zoe Kravitz, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q and Jai Courtney are back. Joining the series is Naomi Watts, Daniel Dae Kim and Octavia Spencer.

    Watch Divergent online to get ready for the big-time sequel landing next month.

    Insurgent Final Poster
    The final poster for Insurgent has Theo and Tris coming AND going in the action department!

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    Cinderella is heading to the ball, but that is not the headline from the latest trailer from the Disney live action film that is based on their classic animated flick.

    In this latest Cinderella tease, Prince Charming and our belle of the ball meet after she chases away an enormous buck that the prince and his hunting crew were going after. She’s all heart this one, loving creatures both big and small. 

    As you all know, today a little soul might be a mouse, and tomorrow they might become mighty horses -- thanks to a certain fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter).

    Lily James is the title character as Disney does the live action treatment to one of their most beloved animated films. And the fantastic casting doesn’t end there (isn’t Carter perfect for that magical role?). Cate Blanchett is the evil stepmother and Richard Madden is downright dashing as Prince Charming.

    Kenneth Branagh directs from a screenplay by Chris Weitz. Look for Cinderella in theaters March 13, and there’s an added Disney delight to this experience. Frozen Fever debuts just before it, so we can see what Anna, Elsa and Olaf are up to!

    Cinderella Ready for a Ball!
    Cinderella is ready for the ball... for only 'till midnight!

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    The first trailer for Agent 47 has landed and it’s easy to see why filmmakers settled on star Rupert Friend as the title character. The video game comes to life and Friend is electric as Agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin who is on a mission. 

    In his sights is Hannah Ware, whose father was the one who created the highly evolved killers. Her only hope is Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), who appears to understand the situation better than anyone and is the key to diffusing this explosively violent situation.

    Cirian Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann and Dan Bakkedahl star in first time director Aleksander Bach’s film that is set to land August 28.

    Agent 47 is based on the smash hit video game about the tattooed with a barcode on the back of his neck killer who is genetically engineered to be faster, smarter and bolder than any human in history.

    And yes, it’s a redo of the 2007 hit film Hitman, that starred Timothy Olyphant. Honestly, from the trailer above, it appears that this film gets the feel of the video game so much more.

    Video Game Meets Movie
    Rupert Friend's image stands next to one from the video game. Scary, huh?!

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    The first trailer for Trainwreck, the latest from Judd Apatow, is here! What sets this particular comedy apart from the man who gave us those The 40-Year-Old Virgin quotes is that he co-wrote it with comedienne Amy Schumer. 

    Schumer also stars in Trainwreck as a single twenty-something, who thinks she is living the dream. She goes out every night, has a different guy all the time and finds the idea of commitment the ultimate foreign concept. Then, she meets Bill Hader’s sports doctor and, suddenly, her world turns upside down.

    Schumer and Apatow’s comedy also stars Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Jon Cena (who has a hilarious moment in the trailer!), Marisa Tomei and even Daniel Radcliffe!

    Look for Trainwreck on July 17 and, in the meantime, enjoy one of our favorite Apatow comedies and watch Knocked Up online.

    Universal also released a series of stills and the Trainwreck poster. Check them out in the slideshow below.

    Bill Hader and Amy Schumer Get Silly
    Trainwreck stars Bill Hader and Amy Schumer have a laugh.

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    With Valentine’s Day approaching, many are considering which romantic comedies are the ones to watch.

    We’ve presented the 21 must-see romantic comedies of all time, and now we’re ready to tell you the ones to avoid like a horrible blind date!

    Yup, watch Love Actually online and these 23 films are exactly the opposite of that charmer.

    They are not romantic. They are not comedic. In fact, they may have the opposite effect on your romance plans!

    You’ll notice a few trends on this list.

    Yup, thank goodness Matthew McConaughey came through unscathed with his not-so-successful run as a rom-com leading man. A few other actors and actresses on our worst romantic comedy list were not so lucky.

    Click through and discover our 23 worst romantic comedies!

    The Ugly Truth
    One of our pet peeves about romantic comedies is when stereotypes are used instead of characterization. That is never so much the case as it is with The Ugly Truth. Gerard Butler is the ugly man and Katherine Heigl is the pretty and particular female. Skip it.

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    We’ve got the first poster and a slew of images from the upcoming Guy Ritchie thriller, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The film features Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, The Social Network) as a pair of Cold War era spies and judging by the looks of these photos, Ritchie has captured that time period impeccably.

    Also, maybe it's just us, but if Daniel Craig chose to walk away from being 007, there’s one particular shot (it’s the first one in the slideshow below) where Cavill could BE James Bond!

    Cavill is Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent who has no choice but to work hand-in-hand with a member of the KGB, his sworn enemy. Hammer is the Russian agent and together they must put aside their ideological differences to stop an international crime organization with designs on causing mayhem and destruction.

    The Man from U.N.L.C.L.E. also stars one of our favorite actors, Jared Harris, and lands August 14.

    And yes, if the name sounds familiar, it is because it is based on the smash hit TV series from the '60s.

    Now, Mr. Ritchie, where is that trailer?! Until then, check out Cavill in action and watch Man of Steel online

    Henry Cavill Looks Bond-Ish
    Is it us, or does Henry Cavill look a whole lot like James Bond?!

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    Fifty Shades of Grey was already Fandango’s biggest R-rated presale movie in its history. Now, the film is going where no R-rated flick has gone before. It has entered the movie ticket sale site’s top five of movie pre-orders of all time.

    Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson Poster

    And the company it keeps includes some pretty impressive films, also based on books no less!

    In fact, it leapt right to number four, above The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. It still has a few days to go, but probably won’t catch number three -- The Hunger Games. Number two is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and the number one pre-sale record holder is The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

    Now, to us, this all makes perfect sense. Two of the top five are Twilight movies and Fifty Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan faction. So, we’re talking the same demographic here. But, what IS impressive is how this, as we pointed out, is an R-rated movie. Those other titles are all PG-13 or PG.

    We think it completely likely now that the record for a February opening (The Passion of the Christ’s $83 million) will get shattered this coming weekend by the EL James page-to-screen effort starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

    Judging by this Fifty Shades of Grey clip, the chemistry between the two is sizzling. And given that the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels have already been green lit, like those other series on the Fandango list, the sexy flicks will go down as one seriously profitable franchise.

    Enter now to win free tickets to the sizzling flick!

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    Is He Strangling Her?
    What exactly is Jamie Dornan doing to Dakota Johnson here?

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    When we visited the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day set and talked to Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, one thing became clear. They were on a mission to bring back the live action family films that we grew up on that have been all but ignored by studios of late.

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day DVD

    As we pointed out in our theatrical Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day review, they have definitely achieved that. In fact, now that the film has landed on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, we think that people of all ages are going to feel like a little family time is in order after watching this charming flick.

    Taking the legendary book by Judith Viorst and bringing it to the screen was no easy task, particularly since the children’s literature classic is not all that long. But what director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Rob Lieber have done is masterfully taken the themes of the book and expanded them exponentially.

    As you can see from the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day trailer, Alex is not the only one having an awful day. The film starts with the aforementioned bad day and then continues as the young man wishes that for just one day his family would know what an awful day felt like. Suddenly, the clan awakens the next day and everything that could go wrong, well, it does and then some.

    Carell and Garner are terrific and make perfect Disney parents, especially since their onscreen family is comprised of everyone from a baby to a teenager about to go to prom. What else is terrific is that although this flick could have been overboard slapstick, everything that (humorously) happens to them is believable!

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Cast Picture

    When it comes to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download bonus features, our absolute favorite is Alexander… In Real Life. Author Viorst and her inspiration for the story, her real life son -- Alexander -- talk about the origins of the blockbuster book, how true to life it is, how the book’s success altered their lives and what it means to them to finally see their story come to the big screen, decades after the first volume was published.

    After witnessing their story in cinematic form, that featurette is such an added treat.

    We have to now salute the absolutely silly that is also quite sensational. The bonus featurette Snappy Crocs & Punch Roos: The Australian Outback Party takes viewers behind the scenes of the Australian-themed birthday party for Alexander. It’s controlled chaos and we saw it firsthand! Given that that party scene was the one Movie Fanatic saw filmed on set, we’re beyond thrilled that home video viewers get to see what we saw.

    What’s also a treat is considering the love the character of Alexander has for Australia, Ed Oxenbould’s Walkabout: A Video Diary shows off how the Australian actor didn’t have to stretch too far to portray that part of Alexander. But his video diary does show how this little talent could just be starting his big screen career with the Disney live action hit.

    Watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day online.

    The Before Poster
    The "Before" poster shows what life is like, and how Alexander is the one set for a bad day.

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    Last month, we talked to Mark Hamill at the AMC Theater in Century City, California before an early screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hamill talked Star Wars, sure, but we already covered that!

    Kingsman: The Secret Service Mark Hamill Colin Firth

    As Kingsman: The Secret Service is about to hit theaters Friday, we bring you that part of the interview about how the man who is/and always will be Luke Skywalker became a part of the Kingsman comic by Mark Millar, and then leapt to the big screen in Matthew Vaughn’s mind-blowing action flick.

    Hamill’s journey to the first of two movies he’s in this year (could the other be Star Wars: The Force Awakens?) began with a phone call with the artist of the Kingsman: The Secret Service graphic novel miniseries.

    “I was a fan of his writing. I heard he wanted to talk to me about something, so I called him. He told me about the comic he was writing [where] part of the plot involved kidnapping iconic science fiction actors, believe it or not,” Hamill recalled.

    “He said, ‘It’s sort of a mash-up.’ The comic is a throwback to the old hyper-stylized super-spy movies, like when Sean Connery was James Bond, contrasted with the sort of dystopian existence that he came from. It goes back and forth between the glamorized, idealized fantasy spy world back to this poor family living in a council house and so forth.”

    His role in the comic and the film are quite different. As you see in the Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer, Hamill does not play himself, like in the graphic novel, so he clearly has a much different ending. Graphic novel spoiler ahead!

    It’s The Bond Movie Matthew Vaughn Never Got To Make
    Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn has long stated that his dream would be to direct a James Bond movie. When Sam Mendes got the gig for Skyfall, he figured he might never get his chance. What we saw in his X-Men: First Class is a helmer who did a film that winked at the '60s-era spy world that Bond started in, and in Kingsman: The Secret Service, he truly embraces the super secretive secret service world that Bond wishes he could live in!

    The animated Hamill is rescued by the British secret service and is forced to leap off a mountain with a parachute that does not open! “I laughed really hard. I thought, ‘Well, that’s certainly unexpected.’ It appealed to my perverse sense of humor,” Hamill said and laughed.

    In the film, he describes his appearance as a cameo, but it is an integral character to the entire story arc of the film and pivotal to Colin Firth and his character’s mission. “I play the professor in two scenes. This is really a glorified cameo, don’t get me wrong.”

    When the movie story came to be, they changed the Hamill character and asked if he’d still be interested in being involved. Clearly, Hamill was thrilled. “What happened was, when they wrote the screenplay, that element of kidnapped sci-fi actors went away, but Mark still wanted me to do it,” Hamill said. “He said, ‘There’s another part we want you to play.'”

    And the rest was history.

    Colin Firth Character Poster
    Colin Firth's leader of the Kingsman gets his own poster.

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    Cameron Crowe is finally back. The man who started his movie world journey by giving us those Fast Times at Ridgemont High quotes and enthralled us with Jerry Maguire, and many others, is back with Aloha.

    The romantic comedy that stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin and Danny McBride has released its first trailer! 

    Cooper is a defense contractor who is in charge of the launch of a weapons satellite system in Hawaii. He works alongside, and falls in love with (from what the trailer teases), his partner (Stone).

    Complicating things is a reunion with his ex (McAdams) who is now married to Krasinski and he doesn’t seem too happy that Cooper is back in her life.

    What is also fascinating about this flick is that the rom-com stars two current Oscar nominees, Stone for Birdman and Cooper for American Sniper!

    Aloha is the latest from Crowe, who last entertained us with We Bought A Zoo. Look for it May 29 and until then, check out one of our favorite films from the writer-director and watch Almost Famous online


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    The first footage from the Austrian set of Spectre has arrived and we’ve got the first photo of Daniel Craig in action as James Bond.

    Sony released the making-of clip and photo on the official site of James Bond, and after the success of Skyfall, they clearly know they have to deliver something truly special. The last Bond movie was by far its most successful, both critically and financially. It even won the franchise it’s first Academy Award for Best Song for Adele's Skyfall

    “We have to deliver an amazing sequence and this is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie. It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off,” said Associate Producer Gregg Wilson.

    The first look footage shows of Craig as 007, as well as the latest Bond girl, Lea Seydoux and Dave Bautista’s baddie. Of course, we get to see director Sam Mendes back doing his magic after the brilliant job he did on Skyfall.

    “The thing Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top Skyfall”, says Production Designer Dennis Gassner.

    “We are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world.”

    Spectre lands November 6, and in the meantime, watch Skyfall online.

    Daniel Craig is Bond, James Bond!
    Bond is back and better than ever! Or at least, colder than ever!

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    With as much anticipation as we’ve seen for a movie outside of the superhero world, Fifty Shades of Grey is about to land in theaters. The story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey and his “singular tastes” paints itself as a love story masked as an S&M tale. In fact, it is all just really painful.

    Jamie Dornan Dakota Johnson Fifty Shades of Grey Photo Still

    When a film is based on a poorly written book that becomes a literary sensation, a filmmaker is in a tough spot. EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey series has sold over 70 million copies and that’s a whole lot of people who are eager to see their Twilight fan fiction (which is how it started) come to life and be as faithful to the written word as possible.

    Because of that fact, screenwriter Kelly Marcel had to use many of James’ lines from her book in her script. There are numerous periods of “dialogue” that are laughable. There are facepalm moments. And yes, quite a few gaze to the sky moments where we roll our eyes. But don’t tell Mr. Grey that or he might punish us for that last one. There is no eye rolling in Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) world.

    Dakota Johnson is Steele and when her roommate takes ill, she agrees to interview this 27-year-old billionaire for her for their university paper. See, Grey is giving the commencement address at their pending graduation. Immediately Steele is intimidated by Grey, but doesn’t take all of his crap. Mr. Grey likey and so he begins to pursue her, even though he “does not do romance,” or so he says in this Fifty Shades of Grey clip.

    Did we mention she’s even a neophyte in the world of sex?! We just don’t believe that this relationship would even have gotten off the ground, much less get to the S&M point that it did so rapidly. And how on earth did it continue to for the three total novels it produced and will it continue with the upcoming films -- as the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels are already a go?!

    Dakota Johnson Jamie Dornan Fifty Shades of Grey Still Photo

    Director Sam Taylor-Johnson does what she can by setting the mood with poorly lit scenes during their domination negotiation meeting (yes, that's a thing), and yet over-lighting the “play room” where Grey is to show his affection in the only way he knows how -- by inflicting pain on Steele. Her camera angles are actually quite well chosen and for that we have to give credit.

    We will say her choice for music is outstanding. The soundtrack is terrific, especially a Beyonce re-recording of Crazy in Love. A fitting, albeit twisted song if you think about it for this particular subject. And Danny Elfman submits his most un-Elfman like score in his career, and that largely works too.

    Then there’s Johnson and Dornan. She is quite the actress in that she does what she can with lines she has to deliver such as, “Why do you want to hurt me?” before she willingly submits to the aforementioned pain. She plays innocent, but willing, quite well. When she does demand something in this “relationship,” it’s actually believable in this unbelievable world.

    Dornan, on the other hand, is slightly off. He has to do so much of his emoting simply from facial gestures and we think he probably had little to work with from the source material. He seems just lost. He is normally one fine actor. It speaks volumes about what he tried to do from the vapid hole from which this Grey character comes from. There is little of the backstory, or present story for that matter, in the film that James provided in the book that illustrates to us why he is the way he is. Perhaps that’s why Charlie Hunnam left the role?

    Our Fifty Shades of Grey review finds that Taylor-Johnson’s movie is not black, white or grey. It is just completely colorless.

    You are better off when you watch Twilight online as James borrowed so much from it anyway!

    Is He Strangling Her?
    What exactly is Jamie Dornan doing to Dakota Johnson here?

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    Guy Ritchie’s Snatch is one of our favorite movies in the crime genre. His take on classic mystery, that you can see when you watch Sherlock Holmes online, is also impressive.  

    Somewhere in the middle of those two flicks, by the looks of the newly released The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer, finds his latest.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a '60s classic TV series about a couple of Cold War spies who have to work together to fight evil that affects both the United States and the Soviet Union.

    The CIA agent is played by the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, and the KGB spook is portrayed by The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer.

    We think this is fantastic casting and, yes, it’s only a teaser, but it appears that Cavill and Hammer have what it takes to make this summertime action thriller a true throwback to the spy films of old.

    Ritchie’s shooting style is also all over the above trailer and with the classic track playing in the background, it all looks to add up to quite the bucket of popcorn fun when it lands in theaters August 14.

    Toss in one of our favorite actors in Jared Harris, and we think audiences will have a winner.

    Check out the newly released stills from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., as well as the first poster!

    Henry Cavill Looks Bond-Ish
    Is it us, or does Henry Cavill look a whole lot like James Bond?!

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    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the latest film to take a Nicholas Sparks book and bring it to the screen has released its trailer. 

    Get ready for The Longest Ride, and judging from the teaser below, it combines elements of many of his stories -- such as a story worthy of those The Notebook quotes about star-crossed lovers in two different time periods.

    The Longest Ride also marks the big screen starring debut of Scott Eastwood.

    The son of Clint plays a rodeo rider who does his best to stay on the bull for at least eight seconds. When Britt Robertson enters his life, it throws him for more of a loop than any bull ride could.

    The cast also includes a legend in Alan Alda, plus Oona Chaplin and Jack Huston.

    Look for The Longest Ride on April 10 and until then, watch The Notebook online for a few Valentine’s Day romantic Sparks. Get it, see what we did there?


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    As you can tell from our Fifty Shades of Grey review, we have seen the highly anticipated movie.

    EL James’ bestselling novel has hit the big screen starring Dakota Johnson as naive Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as the brooding and dominating Christian Grey.

    There was much to take away from the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed film. But, where to start?

    We did what many people do when we are required to sort out their ideas: We made a list.

    Presenting our somewhat spoiler-y 7 takeaways from Fifty Shades of Grey, the most anticipated movie of 2015 (so far).

    For starters, it was explained why Fifty Shades of Grey got a rating of “R” when the MPAA made their decision. But, how far did that “R” go?

    Click through and discover our 7 takeaways from Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Dakota Johnson Is a Find
    The doe-eyed actress could not have been better cast. So much about Anastasia Steele could have been cliched and something we’ve seen in a million other movie characters. And given that Dakota Johnson was provided with so little in terms of true character growth in the Fifty Shades of Grey book or on the screen, Johnson truly nails it. Might we say, a star is born.

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    To celebrate the start of filming and the fact that it is exactly one year to the day that we can expect that Deadpool movie, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter and showed the world his mask.

    Ryan Reynolds Teases Deadpool

    “Sepia tone disguises the fact that the mask is ballerina pink. It’s early. 365 sleeps early,” Reynolds said, using his trademark wit.

    Reynolds is back in the character he originated on the big screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in a film that many thought would never see the light of day.

    We thought Reynolds was one of the best parts of that Hugh Jackman film that many think is a miss in the hit and miss department of X-Men movies.

    So you can imagine our joy when it was announced that a Deadpool movie was coming!

    Tim Miller is directing the Fox flick that also stars T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Ed Skrein. The script is written by the guys who gave us those Zombieland quotes, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

    Given how the film you see when you watch X-Men: Days of Future Past online was so much more well received than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we suspect that that “origins” movie will be barely mentioned or referred to when Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016. 


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    Disney has released not one, but two clips from their highly anticipated live action version of the classic tale Cinderella. Given the success they had with Maleficent, we hope this trend continues with other Disney animation classics brought to live action cinema.

    The first of our two clips features the perfectly cast Helena Bonham Carter as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. She has gifted her this great and magical evening -- a dress to die for, a carriage made of gold and of course those glass slippers. But, in our clip, she warns her that she is on the clock… so to speak!  

    Next up is Cinderella (Lily James) at the ball itself, and boy, does it appear that she is having a grand time. She is dancing with Prince Charming and when she believes that everyone is looking at him and wondering why is he dancing with this girl, he corrects her.

    They are, in fact, gazing at her.

    Kenneth Branagh could not have been a better choice to helm the live action Cinderella, based on Disney’s 1950 animated gem -- and what about the casting of Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother? Brilliant!

    Cinderella lands in theaters March 13 and get there early, because the continuing adventures of our favorite Frozen characters are revealed in a new short film, Frozen Fever.

    Cinderella Ready for a Ball!
    Cinderella is ready for the ball... for only 'till midnight!

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    The Breakfast Club is marking its 30th anniversary this year with a special Blu-Ray upgrade of the classic John Hughes film. Now those iconic The Breakfast Club quotes will come at you in the highest definition sound and picture possible. We immediately have put this release on our must-have home video arrivals for all of 2015!

    The Breakfast Club Blu-Ray

    Hughes took a young cast (including Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Emilio Estevez) and sent them to Saturday detention in a teen comedy that was really so much more. It was a study in the microcosm of society itself and its innate needs to define us all.

    The Breakfast Club found an audience and became an instant classic. Each audience member saw something of themselves in each one of those characters, or in some type of hybrid of many of them. Many Hollywood teen films have tried to replicate Hughes’ formula, but no one has come close to the power, resonance and supreme statement that his most triumphant film achieved.

    Hughes’ movie is getting an all-new completely restored upgrade on Blu-Ray and digital download when it arrives on March 10.

    Given that we consider ourselves -- and we know many of you Movie Fanatics out there do too -- experts on the film, the fact that The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition will feature an all-new trivia track is just one element that makes this re-release awesome.

    There’s an army of bonus features that will achieve many things, but most of all, remind us of the brilliance of Hughes and his grasp on what it means to be a teen. And that’s the thing -- all of his films have aged impeccably. Regardless of decade, The Breakfast Club still gets it.

    Here’s what you can expect from The Breakfast Club 30th anniversary Blu-Ray release in terms of bonus features:

    • Accepting the Facts: The Breakfast Club Trivia Track
    • Sincerely Yours: A 12-Part Documentary
    • Feature Commentary with Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
    • The Most Convenient Definitions: The Origins of The Brat Pack
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Watch The Breakfast Club online while we wait for the upgrade. After all, this is a flick that can be seen at least 30 times, right?!

     Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a ...

    Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
    Andrew Clark: ... and an athlete...
    Allison Reynolds: ... and a basket case...
    Claire Standish: ... a princess...
    John Bender: ... and a criminal...
    Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

    We all see different things when we judge books by their covers. This coda to the film is impeccably beautiful.

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