• How 'The Blair Witch Project' got audiences to wonder, 'Is this real?'
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    Nick Schager

    How 'The Blair Witch Project' got audiences to wonder, 'Is this real?'

    With its upcoming 20th anniversary, here's a look back at the internet-enabled hook that made "The Blair Witch Project" a landmark in marketing, and lured moviegoers into thinking the fright flick might actually have been a documentary.

  • 5 weird Disney films we never got to see
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    Ben Falk

    5 weird Disney films we never got to see

    Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.

  • As Trump Defends O'Reilly, Fox Uses 'Access Hollywood' Tape in Harassment Seminars
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    As Trump Defends O'Reilly, Fox Uses 'Access Hollywood' Tape in Harassment Seminars

    One employee of 21st Century Fox details a company presentation and expresses shock at seeing the president's infamous Billy Bush conversation: "There was an audible gasp in the room, like, 'Can you believe this is happening?'”

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken

    The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.

  • I Was Carrie Fisher's 1978 Oscar Date: Spielberg, Lucas and a 3 a.m. Afterparty With John Belushi
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    I Was Carrie Fisher's 1978 Oscar Date: Spielberg, Lucas and a 3 a.m. Afterparty With John Belushi

    "This is just like prom!" said the 'Star Wars' actress, set up with 27-year-old Tom Coleman, who now recounts their wild night, which included waltzing with Debbie Reynolds and ended at Richard Dreyfuss' apartment.

  • Oscars 2017: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Planning 'Bonnie and Clyde' Reunion
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    Oscars 2017: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Planning 'Bonnie and Clyde' Reunion

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic film, the stars have agreed to present best picture on the Feb. 26 telecast.

  • Why Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Derailed the 'Trainspotting' Sequel
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    Why Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Derailed the 'Trainspotting' Sequel

    After 20 years, a major falling out between director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor and a lengthy gestation period, the creative team behind the cult hit aim to reclaim the '90s mojo of the original "Cool Britannia" classic as the sequel gets ready for the gala treatment in Berlin.

  • Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Batman Solo Movie
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    Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Batman Solo Movie

    "It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," says the actor, who will still star as the Dark Knight.

  • Shia LaBeouf Launches 4-Year Live Stream to Protest President Trump
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    Shia LaBeouf Launches 4-Year Live Stream to Protest President Trump

    The actor's latest art project asks passersby to stop by the Museum of the Moving Image and say 'He will not divide us' in front of a mounted camera.

  • Universal Cancels Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose'
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    Universal Cancels Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose'

    PETA has called for a boycott of the film after a video surfaced of a German shepherd forced to perform in artificial rapids.

  • Emma Stone really wanted to see Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ impassioned Golden Globes kiss
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Emma Stone really wanted to see Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ impassioned Golden Globes kiss

    Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss was easily the highlight of the entire Golden Globes ceremony, as both actors took solace in each other after missing out in their respective Best Actor categories. After the Golden Globes had finally come to an end, Reynolds and Garfield’s smooch was the talk of Tinseltown.

  • Inside the Emotional Memorial for Carrie Fisher: ‘Everyone Was Singing’
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    Inside the Emotional Memorial for Carrie Fisher: ‘Everyone Was Singing’

    Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher shared a bond like no other. Friends and family of Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60 on Dec. 27 after a heart attack, gathered Thursday for an intimate memorial at her Beverly Hills home. On Friday, a funeral service for Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died at age 84 following a possible stroke just one day after her daughter, will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. For Fisher’s memorial on Thursday, her daughter, Billie Lourd, 24, chose to have it at her mother’s home, where Fisher famously and frequently entertained (Reynolds also lived on the property).

  • The best Carrie Fisher roles that aren't Princess Leia
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    Yahoo! Movies UK

    The best Carrie Fisher roles that aren't Princess Leia

    Carrie Fisher has sadly died following a heart attack on 23 December. The actress-turned screenwriter is a Hollywood icon with a diverse career beyond her iconic ‘Star Wars’ role as Princess Leia.

  • Emma Stone reveals directors have given her improv jokes to male co-stars
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    Ben Arnold

    Emma Stone reveals directors have given her improv jokes to male co-stars

    Emma Stone has spoken about her own experiences of Hollywood sexism, revealing that directors she’s worked with have given lines she came up with on-set to her male co-stars. The ‘La La Land’ star made the remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone.

  • Oscars: Mel Gibson, Casey Affleck and Hollywood's Sliding Scale of Moral Punishment
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    Oscars: Mel Gibson, Casey Affleck and Hollywood's Sliding Scale of Moral Punishment

    As Gibson, once banished to directors jail for personal behavior, wins plaudits for 'Hacksaw Ridge,' voter forgiveness seems to apply to some (Affleck) but not others (Nate Parker).

  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple?
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    Tom Butler

    Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple?

    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian. Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they?

  • Scorsese's Silence gets serious early buzz from critics
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    Ben Arnold

    Scorsese's Silence gets serious early buzz from critics

    Rather conspicuously released just prior to awards season, Martin Scorsese’s new epic ‘Silence’ is getting some serious early buzz from critic screenings. There are no reviews yet, as they’re under embargo, but some US critics were unable to hold in their praise, dropping some plaudits on Twitter. Village Voice scribe Bilge Ebiri wrote: I saw SILENCE twice today. First time, I was absorbed, impressed, moved. Second time, I was in tears. One of Scorsese's greatest films.

  • Tom Cruise shares spooky first The Mummy teaser
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    Tom Butler

    Tom Cruise shares spooky first The Mummy teaser

    Tom Cruise has announced the first trailer for 2017’s horror spectacular ‘The Mummy’ will be released on Sunday. The ‘Mission: Impossible’ star revealed the news on social media along with a 15-second teaser for the forthcoming trailer featuring brief looks at Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, Sofia Boutella as The Mummy, and Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey.

  • Miles Teller on his Bleed For This regime: 'I would’ve choked someone out for a doughnut'
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    Tom Butler

    Miles Teller on his Bleed For This regime: 'I would’ve choked someone out for a doughnut'

    To play the middleweight champ who broke his neck in a car accident at the height of his powers in the 1980s, Teller says he had to lose 20lbs and 13% body fat over a 7-8 month period simply to “look like a boxer”, and that was just the start of it he admits. On the flip side of Teller’s startling transformation is co-star Aaron Eckhart’s weight swing the other way. The usually trim and handsome ‘The Dark Knight’ star shaved his head and GAINED 40lbs to play Vinny’s trainer Kevin Rooney, a feat perhaps even more difficult than Teller’s because he had to lose it again instantly for his next role.

  • Martin Scorsese to meet Pope Francis ahead of Vatican screening of Silence
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    Ben Skipper

    Martin Scorsese to meet Pope Francis ahead of Vatican screening of Silence

    Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.

  • Martin Scorsese's Silence will premiere at the Vatican
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    Mike P Williams

    Martin Scorsese's Silence will premiere at the Vatican

    It seems Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, ‘Silence’, will make its debut at the holiest of venues.

  • Gaston in live-action Beauty and the Beast to be 'more risqué' than original
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    Ben Arnold

    Gaston in live-action Beauty and the Beast to be 'more risqué' than original

    Disney’s most conceited, muscle-bound narcissist Gaston is set to be even more musky and macho in the forthcoming live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. According to composer Alan Menken, there will be lines that were dropped from the original animation, as created by his late collaborator, the legendary lyricist and playwright Howard Ashman. “In Gaston, we had a treasure trove of lyrics that Howard [Ashman] had written that we did not put in the movie,” Menken told Entertainment Weekly.

  • Fantastic Beasts fans divided over Johnny Depp casting
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    Stephanie Soteriou

    Fantastic Beasts fans divided over Johnny Depp casting

    It has been reported that Johnny Depp has landed a role in the second ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ film, and it’s safe to say that not all fans are happy with the news. It is not currently known which character Depp will be playing in the movie, which is due out in 2018, but it is thought that he will have a brief cameo in the first spin-off film from the Harry Potter franchise, which is due for release on the 18th of November. Over the summer, Depp was embroiled in an incredibly high-profile divorce from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, with Heard alleging that Depp had physically abused her on multiple occasions.

  • Justin Timberlake: I've had many 'sh****' haircuts in the past
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    Tom Butler - do not use

    Justin Timberlake: I've had many 'sh****' haircuts in the past

    As the star of the new animated movie ‘Trolls’, based on the cult toy craze of the 1970s and 1990, Justin Timberlake is well acquainted with wild hair, but he admits he’s had some pretty horrific hairstyles himself in the past.

  • Justice League and Power Rangers Team Up... in the Comics
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    Marcus Errico

    Justice League and Power Rangers Team Up... in the Comics

    Limited-edition crossover comic series arrives in January, helping to promote two big 2017 superhero films