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  • Renesmee in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' (Summit Entertainment)You remember Renesmee, right? The adorable half-vampire, half-human daughter of Bella and Edward in "Twilight?" Well, she was almost a doll. A really, really creepy one.

    Back when the Twi-gang was promoting "Breaking Dawn Part 2," the creation was referenced a few times in interviews and dubbed "Chuckesmee" by the cast and crew for its freakish physical similarities to horror movie mainstay Chucky. But Chuckesmee was never seen ... until now, that is.

    See for yourself in our exclusive clip from the new "Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga" Blu-ray and DVD sets.

    "Chuckesmee is one of the most grotesque animatronic babies ever to not be seen on film," producer Wyck Godfrey says. He's not kidding. In fact, director Bill Condon said pretty much the same thing in an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in August 2012.

    "Chuckesmee was a giant misfire on all fronts,” he told the mag. "Truly, it was one of the most grotesque things I've ever seen. It was a horror show! There was one shot

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  • TUNE IN FOR THE LIVE RED CARPET PREMIERE OF "THOR: THE DARK WORLD" ON MONDAY AT 9:30 P.M. ET/6:30 P.M. PT ON YAHOO MOVIES: MOVIES.YAHOO.COM/THOR-LIVE

    Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: The Dark World' Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: The Dark World' (Photo: Marvel Studios)

    Natalie Portman stands at around 5'3". Chris Hemsworth is a towering 6'3". In other words, she would have to stand on of her Oscar statuette (which measures 13 1/2") to top his impressive height. It's a difference that created an unexpected benefit when the two were casts as love interests in the original "Thor," but still caused production issues when they reunited for the sequel, "Thor: The Dark World."

    "I was mainly cast because I can make anyone look huge if they stand next to me," Portman joked when she appeared with Hemsworth on the Graham Norton Show in the UK. "I'm just extraordinarily short." Hemsworth noted that his Thor costume includes boots with heels, making him appear even more imposing. It's great for creating the impression that he really is a super-powered Norse god, but it becomes tricky when the two have to share a

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  • He's played a blade runner, an adventure-seeking archaeologist, and Han Solo, but Harrison Ford has just taken on his most dramatic role yet—as Jimmy Fallon's ear piercer. During an appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," the Oscar-nominee (who has rocked an earring since we can remember) arrived ready to give the host some bling of his own. Technically, Harrison was on the show to promote his new film, "Ender's Game," but upgrading Fallon's ability to accessorize was a much higher priority.

    Clad in a white lab coat, the iconic actor assured a somewhat jumpy Fallon not to worry.

    "It's not gonna hurt… me," Ford quipped before placing a towel around Jimmy's shoulders and explaining it was "just to catch the blood."

    The 39-year-old host looked moderately concerned as Harrison picked up a clear glass of what he described as "a topical anesthetic"—and then proceeded to drink it. (Because it was actually a shot of tequila.)

    "My wife is gonna love this," Fallon cooed as Harrison

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  • We have word from director Zack Snyder himself that the leading cast members of "Man of Steel" are stopping by Yahoo Movies!

    Yes, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and more will be on hand LIVE on Nov. 9, noon ET/ 9 a.m. PT in a live stream event, only on movies.yahoo.com.

    And guess what, megafan-comic book guru-filmmaker Kevin Smith will be on hand to moderate the star-studded discussion. You'd better believe he'll be asking some informed, if not geeky, questions!

    Can you ask a better question than Smith? Join the show and submit video questions (via Instagram or Vine) to Twitter hashtag #AskManOfSteel. They'd better be good!

    See you at Yahoo Movies on the 9th

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  • ‘Ender’s Game’ Fans Glad to Be Watching Guilt-Free

    'Ender's Game,' the movie, not the book.'Ender's Game,' the movie, not the book. There's a key difference. (Photo: Summit Entertainment)News that author Orson Scott Card, who has been public about his anti-gay views, won't be financially benefiting from any success of "Ender's Game" is making some moviegoers feel better about paying for a ticket to see the sci-fi adventure film starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield:

    Yes, you can actually see the film guilt-free, as Card himself won't see a dime from the film's ticket sales, according to The Wrap.

    Card's anti-gay views have sparked several organized boycotts of "Ender's Game" by various organizations, most notably Geeks OUT, which has collected more than 11,000 pledges to boycott the movie on MoveOn.org and put together "Skip 'Ender's Game'" events in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Orlando, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle.

    The online petition reads, in part: "Pledge to skip 'Ender's Game' and ensure that

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  • Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro & Kevin Kline in CBSFilms's 'Last Vegas'.

    Are you feeling lucky? Here's two good reasons why you should: "Last Vegas" opens today, and in honor of such, we're sending one lucky Yahoo Movies Twitter follower to Las Vegas!

    But since there's four legends in "Last Vegas" – Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline – we should probably give you four big reasons to feel lucky, right? Okay, well let's add two free nights lodging at the ultra swank ARIA™ Resort & Casino and two pieces of Travel Pro® luggage.

    Now that's a lot to feel lucky about, right?

    Here's how to enter:

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  • Naveen Andrews and Naomi Watts in 'Diana' Naveen Andrews and Naomi Watts in 'Diana' (Photo: Entertainment One Films)There is a special difficulty for actors in taking on the role of a real person. Even more so when that person is still living, incredibly private, and was romantically linked to the late Princess of Wales. Such is the case with the intrigue and interest surrounding Naveen Andrews and Naomi Watts' performances in the new biographical drama "Diana."

    The film is directed by Oscar nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel and based on Kate Snell's 2001 book "Diana: Her Last Love." It revolves around the last two years of Diana's life during which she reportedly had a love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. Yahoo Movies recently caught up with the British-born Andrews, best known as Sayid on TV's "Lost," to discuss his portrayal of Khan, the differences in how the movie has been received in different countries and what he learned — and hopes audiences will also learn — about the People's Princess.

    What has been the most entertaining/interesting aspect of promoting the film and speaking to

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  • Chris Hemsworth, Loving on His New Thor Braids

    Thor's hair in 2011 and Thor's hair nowThor's hair in 2011 and Thor's hair now (Photo: Paramount Pictures/Marvel)

    Who cares about his ever-powerful hammer, we want to know about Thor's hair!

    Chris Hemsworth revealed one reason he is psyched about the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," and it's not what you might expect. "This was my hair, mostly," the hunky 30-year-old star cheerily bragged to Yahoo Movies.

    "In the first couple of films it was a wig — one I wasn't really a fan of," Hemsworth admitted of his earlier turns as Thor in his 2011 debut followed by "The Avengers." in 2012.

    "The amount of times that wig was, in the first two films, in my face and [we had to] cut and had to rearrange it — it was a nightmare," Hemsworth said. "I was a fan of this one more."

    And in this one, Thor has (wait for it) braids! "And we were able to kind of [add] Viking kind-of braids," Hemsworth said of his newer, more natural style.

    If you compare his then-and-now pics, it also appears as though his beard also went au naturel. (Notice how earlier Thor has decidedly more blond in his brows and beard than he does

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  • Critic’s Pick: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

    Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer's ClubJared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer's Club (Photo Credit: Focus)

    Must-See Movies Beyond the Blockbusters

    Matthew McConaughey is on a roll with his roles: killer, outlaw, stripper and sadomasochist, to name a few recent outings. And the Texan that started out in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" and had a gift for John Grisham in "A Time to Kill," gives each new character a sense of the frontier American male updated. In "Dallas Buyers Club," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (“The Young Victoria”), McConaughey embodies a Marlboro Man caught in a world that changed between puffs.

    That certainly describes McConaughey’s Oscar-worthy performance as Ron Woodroof, a swinging, swaggering rodeo rider – and homophobe -- that discovers he is HIV Positive in 1986. As a man that holds on to a bronco between his legs as long as possible for kicks and cash, this Texan, inspired by a real man, is not about to give a deadly diagnosis a pass. And, so, when the FDA refuses to make the treatments available that could possibly save his life – or at least prolong it

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  • 2013 Holiday Movies Will Top 2012′s Best

    American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks (Photo Credit: Columbia/Disney)

    The holiday movie season -- that's typically qualified as the heavy slate of movies released between Nov. 1 and the end of the year -- is a time of joy for film lovers.We get a nice mix of massive blockbusters and important dramas, and there are a lot of them.

    But how does this year's lineup stack up against 2012's relatively weak offering (and let's not even talk about 2011)? We're happy to report that this holiday season looks poised to smash last year in terms of both quality and box office.

    It starts this weekend with Asa Butterfield-starring YA adventure "Ender's Game," but really kicks into high gear next weekend with Marvel madness migrating from summer to fall with "Thor: The Dark World."

    And that's not the only mega-movie to migrate to the fertile Thanksgiving-Christmas corridor. That other Hemsworth brother, Liam, and superstar Jennifer Lawrence have brought their dystopia to the holidays with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Add to that "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," the

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