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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Influences Include 'Heat' and 'The Big Lebowski'
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:29:32 GMT

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Influences Include 'Heat' and 'The Big Lebowski'

The original Star Wars is a mashup of influences from sci-fi serials and samurai movies, so it makes sense that other installments of the franchise would also take a lot of inspiration from other classic films. That's the case with the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, which goes back before the events of the first movie to show the early adventures of Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.  Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back,...

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Movie News: New 'Willy Wonka' on Its Way
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:11:23 GMT

Movie News: New 'Willy Wonka' on Its Way

Willy Wonka: A "re-imagining" of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on its way. Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) is in final negotiations to direct Willy Wonka, based on a screenplay by Simon Rich (Inside Out). Reportedly, the hope is to launch "a new franchise that will stand out artistically." First published in 1964, Dahl's novel served as the basis for the beloved musical fantasy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, above), starring Gene...

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See the New 'Ready Player One' Poster
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT

See the New 'Ready Player One' Poster

What could be better than Steven Spielberg exploring a virtual-reality world inspired, in part, by his own iconic films? Based on Ernest Cline's incredibly popular novel, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke as contestants for an incredible fortune that may change their lives forever. Ready Player One opens in theaters everywhere on March 29. Check out a new poster below.

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Watch Exclusive 'Coco' Video: You Got the Part
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Watch Exclusive 'Coco' Video: You Got the Part

In Coco, young Miguel, voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, is an aspiring musician who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. Miguel proves to be a bright, enthusiastic and loving character who stands out in this vibrant, charming movie. Our exclusive video from Coco goes behind the scenes for a truly unexpected moment. It captures the spirit of the movie in live-action form, as Anthony Gonzalez, who had been temporarily voicing the role of Miguel,...

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'Black Panther' Video Showcases Warriors of Wakanda
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT

'Black Panther' Video Showcases Warriors of Wakanda

Riding a mighty, positive wave of acclaim, Marvel Studios's Black Panther has been outpacing all superhero movies in advance sales for Fandango's online ticketing service, and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. What has drawn such wide interest? Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 moviegoers; we found out that 97% are anticipating a different kind of superhero movie; 86% are excited to see the Dora Milaje, special forces in the African nation of Wakanda who are charged with protecting...

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'Get Out' and 'Call Me By Your Name' Win Top Writers Guild Awards
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:54:24 GMT

'Get Out' and 'Call Me By Your Name' Win Top Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild of America honored the best screenplays and television scripts of 2017 last night, with Get Out and Call Me By Your Name taking home top honors for the movie categories. Both winners are also nominees in the same respective categories for the Oscars this year, and the Academy could follow suit with their picks next month.  Get Out received the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, but this isn't a guarantee that writer/director Jordan...

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Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in 'Finest Kind' Crime Thriller
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:48:40 GMT

Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in 'Finest Kind' Crime Thriller

Finest Kind: Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger, above), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) will star in Finest Kind. Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) wrote the original script for the crime thriller and will also direct. Set in Boston's criminal underworld, it revolves around two brothers (Gyllenhaal and Elgort) who strike a deal with a gang that quickly becomes quite dangerous for them. [Deadline]   V the Movie: First promoted via intriguing viral...

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FandangoNOW Pairings: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:25:26 GMT

FandangoNOW Pairings: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit

We are inundated with choices of what to watch at the multiplex or in our own living rooms. To help narrow your decision, here are some recommended double features to pair with this week’s new releases: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit.   The 15:17 to Paris / United 93     Based on the real events of the 2015 Tahlys train attack, The 15:17 to Paris follows three Americans who discover a terrorist plot while traveling in...

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The Week in Movie News: New 'Star Wars' Movies and TV Shows, First 'Solo' Trailer and More
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:42:33 GMT

The Week in Movie News: New 'Star Wars' Movies and TV Shows, First 'Solo' Trailer and More

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Netflix dropped The Cloverfield Paradox out of the blue: Movie fans got a surprise treat on Super Bowl Sunday as Netflix debuted its first trailer for the new Cloverfield movie, The Cloverfield Paradox, and revealed that it would start streaming immediately after the game. Check out the trailer here, how it ties to the other movies here and what's next for the...

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