• Will Captain America's third big screen adventure be a hit?

    Captain America's first trip to theatres -- 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" -- was one of the lowest-grossing Marvel movies to date, bringing in "only" $370 million worldwide. A respectable number for other blockbusters, but not for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film where the global tallies usually range from $500 million to a billion dollars.

    Super soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) fared much better on his second trip to theatres, in 2012's superhero ensemble pic "The Avengers." The superpowered team-up was an unquestionable success, taking in an astounding $1.5 billion worldwide and winning plenty of critical praise.

    But a movie featuring every familiar face in the Marvel Universe is one tough act to follow. In "Avengers," Cap had Tony Stark, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk backing him up last time. Who's helping him in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"?

    Well, both Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)

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    They're back! The Trailer Park Boys return for another big-screen adventure in "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," due in theatres on April 18. The boys were out and about in Toronto on April 3, and we thought of no better occasion to give them access to the Yahoo Popped Instagram account to document all of their exploits in the Big Smoke.

    Take a look at what the Trailer Park Boys got up to below, and be sure to go see "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" on April 18.

    "Starting the day at Sirius XM. Thank $*#& we're not hungover. We're still drunk."

     

    "Makeup Bakeup."

     

    "Reality….and the hangover are starting to kick in…"

     

     "George Stroumbouhashopoulos"

     

     "Rockin' with the Mitchell"

     

    "Mission Accomplished"

     

    Watch the trailer for "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," due out April 18:

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  • Kate Winslet: Nude Titanic painting still haunts me (exclusive)

    The actress responds to fans’ obsession with the naked sketch from her 1997 hit film.

    by Tom Butler

     

    Kate Winslet has admitted that the nude drawing of her in "Titanic" haunts her to this day.

    After Leonardo Di Caprio’s Jack painted Kate Winslet’s Rose “like one of his French girls” back in 1997 for "Titanic," the nude drawing has endured thanks in part to DVD, video, and of course the Internet.

    A keen fan was seen handing Winslet a copy of the sketch at the UK premiere of her new film "Divergent," so we just had to ask her whether she'd signed it or kept it for her drawing room.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/REX (3659664gz) Kate Winslet 'Divergent' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 18 Mar 2014

    “I don’t sign that [picture]. It feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that?” Winslet tells us in our video above. “People ask me to sign that [picture] a lot.”

    [Gallery: Get naked, win an Oscar]

    “There’s a photo of it as well that someone has lifted from a still of the film, and that photo gets passed around too. I’m like 'No! I didn’t mean for it to be a photograph that I would end up seeing still 17 years later.'"

    “It’s still haunting me. It’s quite funny really.”

    Photo by c.20thC.Fox/Everett/REX (1691043k) TITANIC, Kate Winslet Titanic - 1997

    The actress shot to fame

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  • Where's Superman when you need him? As anyone who's seen "Gravity" can tell you, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney really could have used the Man of Steel's help during their big space crisis.

    Thankfully for them, filmmaker Krishna Bala Shenoi has remixed the opening to "Gravity" with footage from 1987's "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace." The result is a hilarious alternate opening scene that puts an entirely new spin on things. As it turns out, Superman (Christopher Reeve) may have been just as responsible for causing the space disaster as he was for the eventual rescue.

    Shenoi, an acclaimed 20-year-old writer and filmmaker from Bangalore, India, has been posting a lot of his clever videos online. His other work includes this wonderful animated tribute to legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

    Shenoi's version certainly means "Gravity" would be a much shorter movie. Just imagine how many other cinematic crises could be solved if only Superman happened to be hanging around!

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  • We've got the exclusive trailer debut of the new comedy "Dr. Cabbie," presented and co-produced by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

    Set in Toronto, "Dr. Cabbie" follows Deepak (Vinay Virmani), a young doctor who emigrates from India to Canada only to be denied work as a medical professional. Deepak ends up driving a taxi to get by, but soon converts his cab into a mobile clinic in order to help people.

    The movie aso features "The Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar in his first major film role. Nayyar plays a local cabbie who shows Virmani's Deepak the ropes.

    A truly international production, "Dr. Cabbie" was shot in Toronto, directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-François Pouliot ("La Grande Séduction"), and co-produced by Salman Khan's India-based Being Human Productions. The film also stars American actress Adrianne Palicki ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") and Canuck Stephen McHattie ("Watchmen").

    "Dr. Cabbie" arrives in theatres on Sept. 19.

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    Despite months of bad press, the first trailer for Michael Bay's “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot went over fairly well, amassing more than 30 million views on YouTube so far. But did something about the famous heroes in a half-shell seem slightly off?

    If you answered yes, then you join ranks of Turtle fans who have taken issue with the revamped appearance of the pizza-scarfing mutants -- specifically their noseless faces. The appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has remained pretty much identical for almost 30 years, from the original comic book up to the 2007 computer animated movie "TMNT." Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello have looked more or less the same in every medium they’ve appeared in -- except the upcoming Bay-produced reboot.

    Apparently very unsatisfied with the Ninja Turtles’ appearance, one fan put his photo altering skills to work: by digitally altering stills from the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” trailer, the fan made our heroes look a

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  • Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" (1986). (Paramount Pictures)

    Should a sequel to “Top Gun” still go forward? Despite the death of original director Tony Scott in 2012, “Top Gun” star Tom Cruise says he’s eager to move forward with a follow-up to the 1986 action classic.

    “If we can get over some stumbling blocks it will be fun to do,” Cruise told Sky News when asked about “Top Gun 2” at the Empire Film Awards in London. “With movies, they have a time -- when they're ready to be made you go and make them. Some movies I’ve worked on for years before they’ve been made. It just takes time.”

    While Cruise didn’t elaborate on what exactly the “stumbling blocks” keeping “Top Gun 2” in development hell were, Tony Scott’s untimely death certainly set the project back. The film had been in active development at the time of Scott’s suicide, which forced producer Jerry Bruckheimer to put it on hold. The project now seems to be moving forward, largely thanks to Cruise’s passion for the material.

    “For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not

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  • Aging action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the box office powerhouse he once was.

    The 66-year-old’s latest film, the $35 million actioner "Sabotage," bombed hard this weekend, taking in just $5.3 million and winding up in seventh place. Despite a last-minute promotional push by Schwarzenegger, the film’s poor performance wasn’t a surprise to many. With little in the way of marketing (and no Canadian distributor at all), the David Ayer-directed action thriller had little hope of competing against high-profile offerings like “Noah” and holdovers “Divergent” and “Muppets Most Wanted.”

    “Sabotage” is the third flop in a row for the Governator (the other two being last year’s “The Last Stand” and “Escape Plan”), and yet another blow to Schwarzenegger’s once unquestionable status as box office draw.

    It wasn’t that long ago that the former Austrian bodybuilder was one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Thanks to hits like “Conan the Barbarian,” “The Terminator,” “Total Recall,”

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    The third Trailer Park Boys movie, "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," is set for release on April 18 -- but to tide us over until then, we've got the first look at the brand new movie poster for Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles' latest adventure.

    As you can probably glean from the title, "Don't Legalize It" sees Ricky (Robb Wells) worried that the government might legalize marijuana, which would severely undercut his less-than-legal business. So, he and his buddies do the only thing they can: head to Ottawa to convince the politicians to change their minds.

    Check out the full trailer below:

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  • Logan Lerman in "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters." (20th Century Fox)

    While “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is hardly in the same league as blockbuster Young Adult movie adaptations like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” or the recently-released “Divergent,” the mythologically-themed action-adventure did manage to bring in nearly $200 million global box office dollars.

    Conventional wisdom would suggest that that would be enough clams to justify a sequel. But according to “Noah” star Logan Lerman, who played Percy Jackson in 2010’s “The Lightning Thief” and 2013’s “Sea of Monsters,” the third film in the series -- “The Titan’s Curse” -- probably won’t be happening.

    "It's been a great experience for me," Lerman recently told MTV News about his “Percy Jackson” experience. "It's opened up a lot of doors for me, but I don't think it's happening."

    The “Percy Jackson” franchise now joins the likes of "The Mortal Instruments" and "The Host" in the dustbin of recent multi-part young adult adaptations that petered out before being completed. Why did it fail?

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