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5 Reasons to Root for Golden Globe Best Director Nominee Guillermo Del Toro

5 Reasons to Root for Golden Globe Best Director Nominee Guillermo Del Toro
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, garnered a whopping 7 nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The movie, starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones and Octavia Spencer, got nods in the categories of Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, among others. Here are five reasons to keep Del Toro — and his movies — on your radar.

1. His protagonists are courageous female underdogs. The Shape of Water tells the story of a mute, lonely young woman fascinated by a mysterious creature. Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins) works
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Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga

Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga
A thousand years in the making! Today we have the first trailer for the epic new saga Mortal Engines, which comes from the team behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Peter Jackson is the mastermind behind this apocalyptic view of the future. And the first footage is jaw-dropping.

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London, finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure
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Outlander: Here's Why the Adorable Young Ian Looks So Familiar

Outlander's young Ian Murray, played by John Bell, has become a fan favorite since his introduction in episode "A Malcolm" in season three. Jenny and Ian's youngest son is fiercely loyal and has his eyes set on adventures beyond the Highlands, which often lands him in tricky situations. Not only does he hero-worship his Uncle Jamie and want to accompany him everywhere (just like his namesake), but he accepts Claire upon her return without question, being the only one of his siblings to readily call her "Auntie." If you've been trying to place where you've seen the young Scottish actor, you're not alone. Bell is most known for his role as Bain in the fantasy film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and its sequel, The Battle of the Five Armies. After winning the 2006 Blue Peter competition, Bell landed a small role in Doctor Who, which was his breakout,
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Infinity War Gets Planet of the Apes Star as Teenage Groot

Infinity War Gets Planet of the Apes Star as Teenage Groot
While it remains to be seen when the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War will be released, a new cast member has just been revealed. Motion capture specialist Terry Notary, best known for playing the ape Rocket in all three of the Planet of the Apes prequels, confirmed in a new interview that he will be portraying Teenage Groot in the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, and presumably in Avengers 4 as well, which is currently in production. Here's what the motion capture performer had to say while promoting his new film The Square, when asked to confirm if he's joined Marvel's epic sequel.

"Yes, I am playing teenage Groot. I'm having a blast with it. It's really, really fun. I can't say too much about him, but he's coming of age, so you'll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after. The character's great,
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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 4 Trailer Is All About Connection — Watch

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 4 Trailer Is All About Connection — Watch
All good things must come to an end, and that includes television shows like “Halt and Catch Fire,” which will air its fourth and final season in late summer.

Read More: ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire’: Producers Say the Depiction of Hackers Isn’t Always Realistic, and That’s Okay

The series starring Lee Pace (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Book of Henry”), Mackenzie Davis (“That Awkward Moment,” “The Martian,” “Black Mirror”), Scoot McNairy (“12 Years a Slave,” “Argo,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Kerry Bishé (“Scrubs,” “Argo,” “Billions”) and Toby Huss (“Feud,” “Colony,” “Veep”) is set in the 1980s and depicts the personal computer revolution, and later the growth of the World Wide Web, through the eyes of five different people.

AMC also announced that actress Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” “My Girl,” “In the Loop”) will be joining the cast as Dr.
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Mortal Engines Reunites Hugo Weaving with Peter Jackson

Mortal Engines Reunites Hugo Weaving with Peter Jackson
After starring in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies for Peter Jackson, Hugo Weaving is reuniting with the filmmaker once again. The actor has signed on to star in Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital's highly-anticipated adaptation of Mortal Engines, joining a cast that includes Robbie Sheehan, Rohan Raftery, Hera Hilmar and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson is only writing and producing this adaptation though, with his longtime visual effects collaborator Christian Rivers set to make his feature directorial debut.

Variety broke the news on this casting earlier today, although there was no word on who the actor is playing. Subsequent reports have revealed that Hugo Weaving is playing Valentine, which is likely the Thaddeus Valentine character from the original Philip Reeve novels. In the books, Thaddeus Valentine is a Historian, who, in serves this post-apocalyptic world by collecting and preserving artifacts, which most often can be incredibly dangerous.
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Four "easter eggs" in Doctor Strange that make it worth a re-watch

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Four "easter eggs" in Doctor Strange that make it worth a re-watchFour "easter eggs" in Doctor Strange that make it worth a re-watchJenny Bullough2/28/2017 10:01:00 Am

Doctor Strange was one of the biggest movies of 2016, as scores of people flocked to theatres to see the latest addition to the Marvel Universe. The film also featured a number of "easter eggs": lightning-quick references, cameos, and asides that act as a sort of homage to previous or upcoming movies. This is standard operating procedure for Marvel movies, as their source material is so rich, and is one of the great reasons why Marvel movies are always worth a re-watch. Here are just a few that we saw. But don’t worry, we’re not giving away anything really juicy here – this is a spoiler-free zone!

Avengers tower

Blink and you might have missed it, but in certain aerial shots of the New York skyline,
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10 Long-Forgotten Audition Tapes You Didn’t Know Existed

10 Long-Forgotten Audition Tapes You Didn’t Know Existed
Every great performance has to start with an amazing audition.

To become the chosen one, actors must convincingly dive into character without the help of million-dollar sets or expert costars, possibly while managing a bevy of nerves.

Below, see everyone from future mega-popular child stars to eventual Oscar winners give it their all for the roles that would cement their places in Hollywood history.

1. Miley Cyrus: Hannah Montana

A 12-year-old Cyrus brought the spunk (and a serious fast talk) to her auditions for the Disney Channel comedy. Looking back, it’s clear the spirited star was destined to march
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Outlander: John Bell and Wil Johnson Cast in Season Three of Starz Series

Starz has announced two new roles have been cast for the season three of its Outlander TV show. John Bell will play "Young Ian," in Jamie's (Sam Heughan) 18th Century world. The young actor played Bain in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.Wil Johnson has been cast as Dr. Joe Abernathy, a contemporary of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in 20th Century Boston. The British actor is a veteran of TV series including Waking the Dead, Emmerdale, and Inspector Lewis. Get the details from this Starz press release. Read More…
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30-disc Middle-earth: Limited Collector’s Edition box-set arriving in October

Tolkien fans – especially those with deep pockets – rejoice, as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are getting a 30-disc Limited Collector’s Edition release this October.

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For the first time ever, Academy Award®-winning director Peter Jackson’s epic adventure is available in one spectacular limited collector’s edition box set.

The Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms, housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson.

In addition to the extended edition release of every film, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions.

Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include:

– Spectacular 100-page sketch-style
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Middle-earth 6-Film Collection Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is Epic, Majestic and Expensive

Warner Bros. has gotten around to packaging Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies on Blu-ray and DVD into a singular box set due in stores on November 1st. That's great news if you're happy with the theatrical editions, but the extended cuts will set you back a mortgage payment.

Officially dubbed the Middle-earth 6-Film Collection Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray, this impressive 30-disc box set includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in their extended versions.

Each film includes all of its previously released bonus features from the theatrical and extended cut releases, housed in six faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style
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Updated: 'Deadpool' Targets #1 Opening Over 'How to Be Single' & 'Zoolander 2'

Updated: 'Deadpool' Targets #1 Opening Over 'How to Be Single' & 'Zoolander 2'
It's President's Day weekend, and last year it was the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey dominating all things box office with a record-smashing $85.1 million opening that bumped up to $93 million for the four-day. This weekend brings a different kind of R-rated heat to the box office in the form of the superhero feature Deadpool, which won't likely top Fifty Shades' record, but that doesn't mean it isn't looking to perform in a big way. Additional new releases include the romantic comedy How to be Single and the fifteen-years later sequel, Zoolander 2, both of which will battle for a distant second. Arriving in a big way this weekend, Fox's Deadpool will hit 3,558 theaters with its sights set on settling among the top ranks of R-rated comic book adaptation opening weekends. The list is currently topped by 2007's 300 with $70.8 million, followed by 2009's Watchmen with $55.2 million. The film is looking at
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Natalie Dormer, Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany And More Star In Spy Thriller Official Secrets

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated
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Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins And Harrison Ford Join Official Secrets

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated
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VFX reel for the final battle with Yellowjacket from Marvel’s Ant-Man

Cinesite Studios has released a featurette for Marvel’s Ant-Man, showcasing their VFX work on the climactic showdown between Ant-Man and Yellowjacket in the Phase Two movie; check it out here…

See Also: Follow all of our Marvel Cinematic Universe coverage here

Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis, Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness) as Cassie Lang,
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Destroys Opening Day Box Office Record with $120.5M

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Destroys Opening Day Box Office Record with $120.5M
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to obliterate box office records as it moves into its second full day of release this Saturday. The long-awaited sequel is playing in 4,134 domestic theaters, where it has pulled in an astounding estimated $120.5 million during its Friday debut. This includes $57 million from Thursday preview screenings. This makes The Force Awakens the biggest single day opener of all time. And it is now the first film to ever break the $100 million mark in a single day. The previous one-day and opening day records were set way back in 2011 by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. Industry insiders believe that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will managed to earn at least $220 million by the time Monday rolls around. And that will break the previous opening weekend record held by Jurassic World, which pulled in $208.8 million this past June.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn't just a commercial success.
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Marvel’s Ant-Man gets an Honest Trailer

Coinciding with its home entertainment release in the States, Screen Junkies have given the Honest Trailer treatment to Marvel’s final Phase Two offering Ant-Man; check it out here…

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See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis,
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More Ant-Man concept art shows alternate Yellowjacket designs

Earlier this month we saw some concept art from Ant-Man for the character of Yellowjacket, and now Marvel Studios’ visual development supervisor Andy Park has released another three concept designs, showing alternate versions of the villain; check them out here…

See Also: Follow all of our Marvel Cinematic Universe coverage here

Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis,
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Ant-Man concept art featuring Yellowjacket

Over the past couple of months illustrator Andy Park has been revealing concept art from Marvel’s Ant-Man featuring alternate designs for the titular hero [see here and here], along with Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp [see here and here], and now he’s shared a pieceof concept art for the villain, Yellowjacket…

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Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton,
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‘Wish Fulfillment’ deleted scene from Marvel’s Ant-Man

Ahead of its home-entertainment release next week, Marvel has officially debuted another deleted scene from this year’s Ant-Man, which sees Scott Lang and his crew putting the Ant-Man suit to use in Las Vegas for a little wish fulfillment; check it out here…

See Also: Two deleted scenes and gag reel from Marvel’s Ant-Man

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Ant-Man will hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 30th in the UK and December 8th in the States. The film sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter,
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