• Fans of "Frozen" will happily sing the film's praises whenever they can (no, literally -- they're going to sing). But the team at How It Should Have Ended has taken issue with what terrible parents the King and Queen of Arendelle were to Princesses Anna and Elsa.

    It turns out the whole "estranged siblings" and "eternal winter" stuff could have been avoided if the King and Queen had exercised some common sense -- instead of, you know, imprisoning their daughters inside a castle for years.

    But it turns out that the HISHE folks weren’t the only ones thinking long and hard about "Frozen's" ending.

    Prince Hans revealed

     

    Disney

    During the film’s lengthy development, Disney went through many different adaptations of the famed Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Early versions of the film revealed Prince Hans to be a villain much earlier in the story. Hans’s third-act reveal allowed Disney to play with viewer expectations that his kiss would be the "act of true love" to thaw Anna's heart.

    “If we

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    Legendary "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" actor Harrison Ford paid a visit to Reddit over the weekend to take part in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session, an online Q&A of sorts.

    In true Ford fashion, the actor's Reddit AMA was one of the grumpiest -- and funniest -- ever.

    "I love you."
    One of Ford’s funniest exchanges came when one Redditor simply posted “I love you” to the answer.

    Ford quoted his legendary response from “The Empire Strikes Back”: “I know.”

    Did Han Solo shoot first?
    For almost two decades, fans have vigorously debated over whether Solo or bounty hunter Greedo "shot first" in “Episode IV's" famous cantina confrontation.

    A hilariously terse Ford pulled no punches when asked to settle the debate, replying, “I don't know and I don't care.”

    On old grudges
    When asked by a fan (who apparently can't tell the difference between actors and the characters they portray) if he still bears any ill-will towards "Star Wars" Cloud City administrator Lando Calrissian, Ford's reply said

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  • MTV Movie Awards GIF Guide: Pecs, Puppies, and Peeta

    The 2014 MTV Movie Awards tend to deliver a good share of gaffes ("Catching Fires" — yeah, we heard that one, Cameron Diaz) and guffaws, like Mark Wahlberg's rambling acceptance speech for the show's Generation Award. Aside from a few brow-lifting moments, this year's fête was a bit of a snooze compared to past shows.

    At least we got to see some skin.

    It got a bit uncomfortable when Zac Efron won Best Shirtless Performance for his role as a book cover illustrator in "That Awkward Moment." You see, presenter and pop star Rita Ora, who took the stage with Jessica Alba, insisted that the winner take off their shirt.

    Beating out nominees Jennifer Aniston, Sam Claflin, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Liam Hemsworth, Efron hit the stage. As he got the first words of his speech out of his mouth, Ora reached from behind and ripped open his denim shirt.  Smart of Efron to sport a shirt with snap buttons — easy removal.

    [Behind-the-Scenes at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards]

    Clearly tanned and totally ripped,

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    For better or worse, Nicolas Cage is a living legend. The 50-year-old movie star makes his long awaited return to serious drama this weekend in “Joe,” the latest film from director David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Prince Avalanche”). Cage plays Joe, a rural Texas man trying to outrun his troubled past. A hard-working guy with a temper, Joe's finds himself becoming an unlikely role model to a young teen at a crossroads (played by up-and-comer Tye Sheridan).

    Watch the trailer:

    In contrast to many of Cage's more recent, straight-to-video calibre roles (see flops like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Stolen," etc.), his performance in "Joe" has garnered near universal critical praise. The Wall Street Journal called the film a "stirring portrait of a violence-prone man" andL.A. Weeklysaid the film is Cage's "reminder that he's one of his generation's great talents."

    To mark the Oscar winner's triumphant return to the world of respectable film acting, we thought this would be a good time to

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  • Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in "Draft Day." (Lionsgate)

    Everyone loves a good comeback, and Kevin Costner has been trying to stage his own for a while now. With this weekend's release of Costner's latest film "Draft Day," are audiences ready to forgive him for his past mistakes?

    "Draft Day" puts Costner in the role of Sonny Weaver, a football general manager who trades his No. 1 pick on draft day for the chance to rebuild his struggling team from the ground up. The sports dramedy is one of Costner's first starring roles since his Hollywood comeback began in earnest with a supporting part in 2013's "Man of Steel."

    Believe it or not, but there was a time when Costner was the undisputed king of Hollywood. A string of major critical and financial hits in the late '80s and early '90s -- including classics like “The Untouchables” (1987), “Field of Dreams” (1989), “Dances with Wolves” (1990), “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) “JFK” (1991), and “The Bodyguard” (1992) -- helped transform the actor into the biggest movie star of his day. In

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  • Marvel

    With the blockbuster success of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” this past weekend, the Marvel Cinematic Universe family of films (“Iron Man,” “Thor,” “The Avengers,” etc.) officially beat out the “Harry Potter” series to become the highest-grossing movie franchise in North American history. To date, the nine Marvel films have brought in a gargantuan $2.46 billion domestically, more than the eight "Harry Potter" movies ($2.39 billion).

    Warner Bros. definitely struck gold with the "Harry Potter" franchise, but when it comes to superhero movies, the studio can’t yet hold a candle to the Avengers and friends. While WB’s Batman and Superman movies have grossed more than the MCU films ($2.7 billion), it has done so with 14 films over the course of more than 30 years. Not so impressive when you consider that Marvel Studios has earned almost as much with just nine movies since 2008.

    Should Warner Bros start following the Marvel model with its superhero films, creating a cohesive movie

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  • Believe it or not, 2011's “The Expendables 2” wasn't the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme ever faced off on the big screen.

    Back in 1987, filming was about to begin on director John McTiernan’s sci-fi actioner “Predator,” starring Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura. However, the film still needed to find a performer to fill the shoes of the titular alien monster.

    Jean-Claude Van Damme. (NBC)

    Enter a then 25-year-old Jean-Claude Van Damme, a rising martial arts star from Brussels, Belgium. Van Damme, who would go on to a great action movie career of his own, was a virtual unknown when he was hired to play a very different version of the Predator than the one audiences now know.

    As described by special FX and creature makeup wizard Steve Johnson (“Ghostbusters,” “Blade 2”) in the video interview above, the original version of the Predator was far more insect-like than the menacing alien that the filmmakers eventually settled on. With that in mind, McTiernan and the producers

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    Chewbacca -- everyone’s favourite smuggler, walking carpet, and sidekick extraordinaire from a galaxy far, far away -- is set to return in J.J. Abrams upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII.”

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, 7’3” (2.21 m) actor Peter Mayhew will reprise the role of the iconic Wookiee in the Disney-produced “Star Wars” sequel due, out in late 2015. The 69-year-old actor played Han Solo's Wookiee pal Chewbacca in the original trilogy of "Star Wars" films and again in for 2005’s "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."

    Mayhew’s involvement in “Episode VII” is very good news. The extremely tall actor has had health issues in recent years as a result of his height, being confined to a wheelchair for several years before undergoing a double knee replacement in 2013. His participation in the movie would apparently indicate that he is now in much better health.

    While neither Disney nor Harrison Ford himself will confirm Han Solo's involvement in “Episode VII,” Chewie's

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  • 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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