Movie Talk

  • Warning: Open weeping may ensue if you watch this video.

    When Jennifer Lawrence greeted a fan at the London premiere for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Monday, the Internet took notice.

    The 23-year-old Oscar winner halted her duties as the evening's red carpet megastar to spend some quality time with an emotional fan.

    Jennifer Lawrence and fan on Monday in London (Photo: from Yahoo Movies)Here's how it went down:

    A young woman was seeing crying as JLaw walked past her on the "Catching Fire" carpet. When JLaw saw the aforementioned fan, she stopped, crossed the red carpet barrier, and chatted with the fan — who continued to be moved to tears.

    Lawrence posed for a pic with the young woman and the two hugged.

    While we don't know exactly what was said, the exchange was wrought with sincerity as Lawrence took extra care to be gracious and warm.

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" enters theaters on Friday, Nov. 22.

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  • Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in "Catching Fire" (Photo Credit: Lionsgate)

    Maybe we were distracted by Effie Trinket's special walk (or maybe it was Caesar Flickerman's cotton-candy hair), but we didn't see this coming: The first reviews of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are in, and they're pretty much awesome across the board (with 14 reviews in so far, the film is currently registering a 93 percent approval rating on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes). In fact, many of them assert that not only is the franchise's second installment a solid film on its own, but also that it's leaps-and-bounds better than its predecessor.

    What exactly makes it better?

    A new director for one thing. Calling the sequel "far superior," Variety's Peter Debruge explains, "Though technically just the bridge between the lower-budget original and the two-part finale still to come, in director Francis Lawrence’s steady hands (gone are the previous film’s needlessly spastic camera moves) 'Catching Fire' makes for rousing entertainment in its own right, leaving fans riled and ready to

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  • Sacha Baron Cohen ‘Kills’ Charlie Chaplin’s Oldest Living Co-Star

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Grace Collington (Getty Images)Sacha Baron Cohen isn't known for his tact (remember when he sat on Eminem's face at the MTV Movie Awards … or when he Bisquick-bombed Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars?), but the star took his antics to a whole new level at the Britannia Awards on Saturday.

    The "Borat" actor was there to receive the prestigious Charlie Chaplin award, which honors a comedic talent. Presenting the award to the star was a woman identified as 87-year-old Grace Collington, Charlie Chaplin's oldest living co-star.

    Grace entered the stage in a wheelchair as Salma Hayek told the audience Grace had starred with Chaplin in the silent film "City Lights" in 1931, when she was only 5. As the elderly actress handed Sacha Charlie's cane from "City Lights," she cooed, "This is for you."

    Sacha seemed truly touched, and delighted his fellow guests at the Beverly Hilton by imitating the icon's famous walk — but then something happened… and by "something happened" we mean he stumbled and fell on poor Grace, sending her (and

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  • Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in "Thor: The Dark World" Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in "Thor: The Dark World" (Photo Credit: Disney/ Marvel)


    If you stuck around for the credits of "Thor: The Dark World" -- and it's a Marvel movie, so you should know by now that you have to stay in your seat to the very end -- you saw a scene pop up in the middle that looked like it could be from another movie. And that's because it is (sort of).

    In the scene, the Asgardian warriors Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) step cautiously through a room filled with large glass display cases containing alien lifeforms and artifacts. They carry a box emitting a faint red glow. Apparently they retrieved the Aether from the dark world of Svartalfheim, and as said in the beginning of the film, it cannot be destroyed, only hidden. They are then introduced to the white-haired Taneleer Tivan, better known as The Collector, played by Benicio Del Toro (who joins Natalie Portman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges in the ranks of Oscar-winning actors who appear in Marvel

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  • Julia Roberts and George Clooney enjoy the BAFTAs. ( Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Don't cry for George Clooney!

    The single silver fox, 52, hit the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Saturday, Nov. 9, and spent the night chatting up his close pal and dinner companion, Julia Roberts.

    The duo, who last appeared together in "Ocean's Twelve," spent the evening laughing, sharing photos, and chatting up fellow Hollywood A-listers like Sean Penn.

    "The Monuments Men" star, who split from girlfriend Stacy Keibler in July and has been rumored to be romancing Monika Jakisic and Amal Alamudd, got plenty of attention from the bespectacled Roberts, who kept a tight hold on her charming pal and at one point held his hand.

    The duo shared a laugh over dinner. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    Perhaps the leading lady was just buttering Clooney up before taking a couple cracks at him as she presented him with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

    "I'm normally in my second REM cycle by now so let's get this done," Roberts joked on stage while she feted her pal. "George Clooney, or as my daughter calls him, ‘George

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  • Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in 'Man of Steel' Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in 'Man of Steel' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

    It was Superman Saturday as filmmaker and longtime comic book aficionado Kevin Smith hosted the "Man of Steel" Fan Event — which streamed live right here on Yahoo Movies — in anticipation of the summer blockbuster's imminent Blu-ray and DVD release. While not much was revealed about any future cinematic adventures of the Man of Tomorrow (no real juicy "Batman vs. Superman" scoops, unfortunately), the event did offer some buzz-worthy tidbits about the somewhat controversial superhero extravaganza that's had a some fans in an uproar over its supposedly un-Superman-ish elements.

    The "Clerks" director, sporting his trademark hockey jersey reworked with the "Man of Steel" logo, kept things fun and lively as he moderated a Q&A with director Zack Snyder and actress Amy Adams, with the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, being "beamed in from the Fortress of Solitude" (Smith's affectionate term for London). Fans got to ask questions via video feed or Twitter, and here's the news that's fit

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  • You can really learn a lot about a person from the things they like (or dislike.)

    We recently had the chance to learn a great deal about David Henrie, the star of small screen and big, when he talked to us about his pop culture obsessions, or as we like to call them, his PopSessions.

    We spoke with Henrie over the phone to promote the home entertainment release of "Grown Ups 2," Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade's family comedy about a group of old friends who return to their old ridiculous ways when Sandler's character moves back to their hometown. Henrie plays a frat boy, who, with the help of fellow meathead Taylor Lautner, bullies Sandler and company in the most hilarious of ways.

    We quickly found out Henrie's not a bully in real life, but a really nice and funny guy with great taste in movies. Here's what else we discovered…

    David Henrie in Columbia Pictures's 'Grown Ups 2'.What was the first movie you saw?

    David Henrie: Oh, man! Probably, a Disney movie like "Lion King" or something like that. I don’t

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  • How to Write a Movie With Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael

    Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

    There have been countless how-to books published over the years about writing screenplays. Vendors on the streets of New York and L.A. sell "authentic" copies of famous scripts. Buzzfeed recently ran an article with professional advice from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green and Nicole Holofcener, among others, on how to write an "awesome" movie.

    We're here today to tell you to forget everything you've ever known or heard about writing a movie.

    That's because we brought in writer-actors Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, who penned and star in the hilarious new beauty pageant-road trip comedy "Ass Backwards," to give it to us straight, no chasers.

    You're welcome, aspiring Diablo Codys.

    Among the many value tips dispense by Wilson ("Saturday Night Live," "Happy Endings") and Raphael ("NTSF:SD:SUV," Yahoo's own "Burning Love"):

    --Describe the furniture in every scene.

    --Write your screenplay with a gigantic purple crayon.

    --When finished with your screenplay, print it out.

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  • Who Do Thor, Bond, and Batman Turn to When It Gets Too Dangerous?

    Meet the guy whose résumé includes performances as Batman, James Bond, Green Lantern, Robin Hood, the Prince of Persia, and the Mighty Thor.

    Yes, each of those iconic characters are portrayed on screen by individual actors, but there's one man who's been the stunt double for them all: Bobby Holland Hanton, one of the most prolific — and downright courageous — stuntmen in the business.

    The U.K.-born Hanton has performed all sorts of jaw-dropping acts of derring-do, from that astonishing foot chase in the first act of "Quantum of Solace" to exchanging fisticuffs with Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises." But doubling for the God of Thunder himself in "Thor: The Dark World" made for some brand-new physical challenges.

    "The movie was intense, it [required] a lot of training for me to be Chris's [Hemsworth] stunt double," said Hanton in an exclusive interview with Yahoo omg! "Chris is by far the biggest actor I've ever had to double — I'm 6-foot-1 and he's 6-4 in the costume so he's huge, a man

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  • Jamie Foxx Pities the Spidey-Fool in ‘Spider-Man 2′

    Jamie Foxx's inspiration for 'Spidey-2' villain Electro might surprise you. (Francois Durand for Getty Images/Everett)
    "We wanted Electro to disrespect Spider-Man" — so says Jamie Foxx about his upcoming villainous turn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." So in order to get under Spidey's skin, Foxx channeled one of the most-quoted baddies in cinema history: Clubber Lang, aka Mr. T.

    In other words, Electro pities the Spider-fool.

    "What we wanted to do with Electro... we wanna capture when Mr. T fought Rocky," Foxx told Yahoo recently while promoting Canon's Project Imaginat10n series. "[Mr. T's Clubber Lang] didn't even say, 'I'm gonna beat you up, Rocky.' He was talking to his girl: 'Hey pretty girl. You need a real man.' I was thinking 'Aw man, that's so disrespectful.'"

    [Related: Watch Jamie Foxx talk directing with Ron Howard]

    Watch Jamie-Foxx talk Clubber Lang and Electro:

    [Related: Watch all the videos from the Canon Imaginat10n Series]

    Canon's Project Imaginat10n – "a Ron Howard Presentation" – is a virtual film fest inspired by real life photos. (Need one more sentence here)

    Speaking of

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