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JAN
25
6 HRS

Revisiting George Lucas' Forgotten Epic 'Willow'

Revisiting George Lucas' Forgotten Epic 'Willow'

Strange Magic, the animated movie released in theaters this weekend, is actually the second attempt by Star Wars creator George Lucas to create his own fantasy franchise to accompany his successes in the science fiction and, thanks to Indiana Jones, pulp genres. So whatever happened to Willow?

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JAN
24
1 day

Sundance: Eli Roth Unveils 'Knock Knock' Thriller

Sundance: Eli Roth Unveils 'Knock Knock' Thriller

Eli Roth made his first ever Sundance Film Festival appearance, kicking off the festival's midnight sidebar with the premiere of Knock Knock.

With the stars of the movie in attendance, including Keanu Reeves, Roth unveiled to buyers and movie watchers a film that he said "marks a turning point in my life."

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JAN
24
1 day

Five Things Fans Can Expect From Marvel's New Comic Book Universe

Five Things Fans Can Expect From Marvel's New Comic Book Universe

As revealed earlier this week, Marvel Entertainment is ramping up for something big this summer. The Marvel Universe “as we know it” is to come to an end, and be replaced by … something. The patchwork “Battleworld” of the Secret Wars event will work as a stopgap, with something called “All-New Marvel” rumored to follow. But what can we expect from the next iteration of the Marvel Universe? Here are five suggestions:

More Diversity

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Sundance: 'The Witch' Director Makes Studio 8 Deal With Medieval Fantasy

Sundance: 'The Witch' Director Makes Studio 8 Deal With Medieval Fantasy

Robert Eggers is moving from the indie scene to the studio world pretty quickly.

Eggers is the director of The Witch, a period horror movie that has generated buzz at Sundance in advance of its premiere Tuesday.

But late Friday, the director closed a deal with Jeff Robinov’s fledgling outfit Studio 8 to write and direct an untitled medieval fantasy, THR has confirmed.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Sony Animation Production President to Step Down (Exclusive)

Sony Animation Production President to Step Down (Exclusive)

DreamWorks Animation isn’t the only animation house that is going through changes.

Michelle Raimo Kouyate, the production president of Sony Pictures Animation, is stepping down from her position and transitioning to a first-look producing deal with the studio.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

'Walking Dead' Star to Headline Horror Film 'The Boy' (Exclusive)

'Walking Dead' Star to Headline Horror Film 'The Boy' (Exclusive)

Lauren Cohan, one of the key actors in The Walking Dead, is making the jump to features, signing on to star in The Boy, a horror thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment.

William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) is directing the project, which is eyeing a March start in British Columbia.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

'Avengers: Age of Ultron's' Vision Finally Revealed Via Funko Toyline

'Avengers: Age of Ultron's' Vision Finally Revealed Via Funko Toyline

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Vision.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Lego Announces New Scooby-Doo Toy Line, Animated Special

Lego Announces New Scooby-Doo Toy Line, Animated Special

Jinkies! After releasing sets based on Star Wars, Marvel and DC's superheroes and Ghostbusters (among many others), Lego has revealed its latest license acquisition, and it's one that will make the day of many who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons: Lego Scooby-Doo.

Five sets featuring the Warner Bros. characters will be released this August, including Mummy Museum Mystery, The Haunted Lighthouse and The Mystery Mansion, with not only Scooby, Shaggy and the gang, but also monsters from the 50+ year history of the animated franchise.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Marvel Announces 'All-New, All-Different Avengers' for May

Marvel Announces 'All-New, All-Different Avengers' for May

Following the news that three of Marvel Entertainment's Avengers comic book series will be coming to an end in April — Avengers, New Avengers and Secret Avengers — the company has teased a new beginning for its biggest franchise with the announcement of All-New, All-Different Avengers as one of its two Free Comic Book Day offerings for the year.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Adds Three to Cast as Production Begins

Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Adds Three to Cast as Production Begins

Lee Horsley, Craig Stark and Belinda Owino have joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which officially kicked off principal photography Friday.

The Western is shooting in Telluride, Colorado, with a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen and Channing Tatum.

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JAN
23
2 DAYS

Paul Bettany: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Is the "Biggest Thing Marvel Have Ever Done"

Paul Bettany: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Is the "Biggest Thing Marvel Have Ever Done"

From the trailers and the drip drip of information we know Avengers: Age of Ultron will be big, but Paul Bettany, who voices J.A.R.V.I.S. and will play the Vision in the upcoming sequel, says the movie will be the "biggest thing Marvel have ever done." 

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JAN
22
3 DAYS

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Adds Three to Cast

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Adds Three to Cast

Introducing the new mutants of Fox’s X-Men franchise: Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan, all of whom were announced on Thursday evening by director-producer Bryan Singer as part of the cast of next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

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JAN
22
3 DAYS

Marvel Courting Chiwetel Ejiofor for Leading Role in 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive)

Marvel Courting Chiwetel Ejiofor for Leading Role in 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive)

Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor could join his first comic book movie.

The actor is being courted by Marvel to take on an unspecified role in the company's Doctor Strange, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, and could join Benedict Cumberbatch, who is starring as the surgeon turned sorcerer supreme Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange.

Talks are said to be in the early stages, and Marvel had no comment.

Character and plot details are being kept hidden from the all-seeing Eye of Agamotto.

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JAN
22
3 DAYS

Anthony Mackie Wants the Falcon to Appear in Most New Marvel Films

Anthony Mackie Wants the Falcon to Appear in Most New Marvel Films

Anthony Mackie did his best to steal the show from Chris Evans in last summer’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, playing the charming, funny and high-flying Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon. Although he’s set to return in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Mackie’s open to making many more Marvel appearances. Many, many more.

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