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  • CinemaConDrew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, and director Frank Coraci in Las Vegas on Thursday (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)"Never mind 'Blended,' how about that f-----g 'Godzilla'?!" Adam Sandler opened when he hit the stage at the CinemaCon theater owners gathering in Las Vegas on Thursday to present his new comedy with Drew Barrymore. "It made Drew cry."

    A very pregnant Barrymore appeared by Sandler's side, looking a little shocked.

    "I'm, like, creating life and I started crying so hard at the destruction in that ['Godzilla'] trailer," she said while touching her belly. "It's going to be huge success."

    Eight trailers in total were introduced during Thursday's star-packed Warner Bros event. Besides Sandler and Barrymores' appearance on behalf of "Blended," director Wally Pfister, Johnny Depp, and Morgan Freeman presented an extended look at the upcoming sci-fi film "Transcendance,'" while director Gareth Edwards introduced "Godzilla."

    [CinemaCon 2014: Fox Unspools Footage from 'X-Men,' 'Gone Girl,' and More]

    Clint Eastwood walked onstage to a standing ovation to present the first look at his new film

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  • Fittingly, the production of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" was a rough-and-tumble, rain-soaked affair. So naturally we had to ask the film's cast what the first thing they did was once they were able to wrap (and dry).

    "[I] shaved that beard off," Russell Crowe told Yahoo Movies. "It was like having a koala growing out of your chin."

    Co-star Ray Winstone, who plays the villainous Tubal-cain, took a more celebratory approach: "God, I think we had a drink."

    "Noah" stars Crowe as the great gatherer of animals, and while the Aussie actor was excited by the prospect of working with a multi-species cast, he couldn't hide his disappointment that most of his furry friends in the film were created via CGI.

    "One of the aspects of the movie I thought I'd be bringing an innate skill to is the animal husbandry thing," Crowe said. "I love cows, I love dogs, I love horses. I have a great relationship with pretty much all animals. Then I found out we were having no animals."

    Emma Watson and Douglas Booth in 'Noah' (Paramount)

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  • Hispanic audiences are going to the movies in unprecedented numbers. They made up 18 percent of moviegoers last year, the biggest uptick among all groups, according to a report by Nielsen NRG, and they were the most active, accounting for 25 percent of all movies seen. And yet, it's still very rare for a film featuring Latino actors to come out of Hollywood.

    This weekend (timed to Monday's celebration of Cesar Chavez Day), however, there will be a film in theaters not only starring and directed by Hispanic talent, but based on the life of one of the true heroes of Latino culture. "Cesar Chavez" is the first theatrical film to tell the story of the esteemed farm labor organizer and activist from his early days leading the grape boycott through the hunger strike that made him a national figure.

    Michael Peña — who was most recently part of the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning ensemble cast of "America Hustle — takes on the leading role of Chavez, but the film doesn't focus solely on the

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  • Jennifer Lawrence in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (AP)

    20th Century Fox wins the award for kicking off their CinemaCon presentation in the most entertaining way.

    The studio opened Thursday morning’s festivities with a performance of a song off the "Rio 2" soundtrack from Ester Dean and B.o.B, plus a whole lot of Vegas showgirls dressed in Carnivale-friendly two-piece feathery costumes. Things continued to escalate from there, as Fox rolled out footage from their most highly-anticipated films: "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Other Woman," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "The Fault in Our Stars," "The Maze Runner," "Gone Girl," “Let’s Be Cops," and "The Secret Service."

    Presenters included Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann ("The Other Woman"), Shailene Woodley ("The Fault in Our Stars"), who admitted the "Apes" footage made her "all sweat," and Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. ("Let's Be Cops"). The last two came to the presentation in costume and used megaphones to shout at Fox exec Jim Gianopulos as they

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  • Okay, so ... how does the camera not get whisked away by high (really high) winds along with the planes and trucks and high school kids?

    While the 'found footage' gimmick seems highly dubious (even by preposterous 'found footage' standards), there's no denying that the stormy spectacle on display in the "Into the Storm" teaser is rather impressive ... and more than a little terrifying.

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    Special effects technology has improved (and then some) since the days of "Twister" (1996), which now comes across as a chronicle of a very mild rain shower in comparison to the mass destruction caused by the triple twister in one of this summer's disaster extravaganzas.

    In one "Into the Storm" scene, the classic excuse of "The dog ate my homework" is replaced with "A tornado took my homework" as papers (and a few students) go flying through a school hallway, an image supposedly captured by someone on the floor holding onto a

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  • The first trailer for the live-action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie has finally arrived.

    Watch it above.

    The heroes in a half-shell have been updated for the 21st century by producer Michael Bay ("Transformers") and director Jason Liebesman.

    [Watch: Full "Transformers: Age of Extinction" trailer]

    This brand new version of the classic comic strip/cartoon series stars Megan Fox as yellow-suited reporter April O’Neill, and William Fichtner as masked baddie Shredder.

    (Credit: Paramount)

    The official plot synopsis synopsis is below, though it’s not clear if walking brain Krang is involved.

    “The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim, until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and

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  • Ben Kingsley has been headlining films for over three decades, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He had the biggest financial success of his career in 2013 with "Iron Man 3," and has six features lined up for this year, including the Ridley Scott biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

    Kingsley recently reprised his role as Iron Man's nemesis the Mandarin — aka washed-up English actor Trevor Slattery — in the Marvel One-Shot titled "All Hail the King." The 70-year-old Knight Bachelor spoke to Yahoo Movies on the phone about returning to the role for the short film, which is included on the Blu-ray/DVD release of "Thor: The Dark World." And he regaled us with stories from five of his most memorable roles, from his Oscar-winning breakout in "Gandhi" to his surprising turn as a comic-book villain.

    [Related: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 41 Ben Kingsley]

    "Gandhi" (1982)

    Kingsley was a stage actor with just one film credit to his name before being cast in the title role of the

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  • Kermit the Frog has some stiff competition in the singing department.

    The most famous Muppet character's classic song, "Rainbow Connection," was just covered by a man named Brock Baker, who sang the classic diddy better than ever in 12 different Muppet voices.

    Baker, who calls himself the Man of a Kajillion Voices, kicked off the tune with Kermit's voice before continuing into the voices of Miss Piggy, The Swedish Chef, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie the Bear, Statler and Waldorf, Rowlf the Dog, Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and Camilla the Chicken.

    He closed out his YouTube video by joking (in the voices of Statler and Waldorf) about how bad his performance was. We beg to differ.

    Baker told Yahoo that he practiced for several weeks before he shot the video, but he's been doing "The Muppets" voices for years. "I watched The Muppets a lot growing up, so I've probably been doing the voices forever. Actually trying to do them well; maybe a few years," Baker shared. "I think they're all fairly easy

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  • Dust off those old nunchakus and order a pizza (or four), because the Heroes in a Half Shell are back on the big screen courtesy of producer Michael Bay in complete and total Michael Bay-ish mode.

    The best thing about the trailer? The Turtles are... adorable in CG. And they're in full-on Turtle mode, crackin' wise and having fun.

    Donatello and Raphael have a great action sequence in which their shells double as snow saucers, Leonardo gets at least one hero pose, and go-to jokester Michelangelo has a great bit with April (Megan Fox): "Woah. It's just a mask, don't freak out."

    Rest assured — these Ninja Turtles are indeed mutants and not aliens from outer space or whatever that nonsense was back in March 2012. In fact, the teaser is almost completely dedicated to reassuring fans that the origin of the turtles has more or less stayed the same — they were, indeed, "transformed from the norm by the nuclear goop," to quote Partners in Kryme.

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  • Maybe the idea of Jesse Eisenberg as a villainous mastermind isn't such a stretch after all.

    In the exclusive new trailer for "Night Moves," the Academy Award nominee (for 2010's "The Social Network") shows that there's a reason he's been tapped to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel. In the new drama from director Kelly Reichardt ("Wendy & Lucy," "Meek's Cutoff"), Eisenberg plays Josh, the leader of a trio of militant environmental activists. Together with former Marine Harmon (played by Peter Sarsgaard) and his devoted follower Dena (Dakota Fanning), they plot to demolish a hydroelectric dam and restore balance to nature. But the group becomes divided over how much collateral damage each one of them is willing to inflict.

    According to the Reichardt, Eisenberg's acting process involves literally digging in the dirt. Reichardt shot the film on a real organic farm in the Pacific Northwest, and she said, "Jesse came out early and lived and worked on the farm for a

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