It was announced last September that 'Harry Potter' franchise author J.K. Rowling is working with Warner Bros. on a spinoff titled 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and now comes word that the studio will follow in the footsteps of the 'Hobbit' franchise by making the exciting new project into an even more exciting new trilogy, milking every bit of of this magic for what its worth.
In what had become an inevitability at this point with the insanely rising box office numbers, Disney's smash hit animated film 'Frozen' has now become the highest grossing animated film of all time, usurping former crown holder 'Toy Story 3,' which held the title since 2010. And judging by these numbers and the love for the film, it doesn't look like 'Frozen' is going to "Let It Go" so easily.
In case you didn't know by now (or if your mom didn't make it a point to tell you, since it's like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn't see 'Les Miserables'? The 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the 'Les Mis' song "Who Am I," repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they're pretty charming.
While we're still a few weeks away from the debut of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Sony has premiered another clip from the film, and this one dispenses with all the danger and villainous threats, instead focusing on something a little more lighthearted and fun. Spidey shows off his epic free fall and web-slinging skills in the latest bit of footage, giving us a respite from all the madness -- but don't worry, it's still a lot of action.
A Hobbit in space? Maybe! Dominic Monaghan, known for his role in the 'Lord of the Rings' films and for playing Charlie on the J.J. Abrams-produced hit series 'LOST' has been talking to his old friend about showing up in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' As a Jedi? He wishes! But he has spoken to the director about a supporting role.
While we've been hearing from star Channing Tatum for some time that 'Magic Mike 2' is in the works, even though original director Steven Soderbergh has since retired from making movies, now we've got something more official to go on: the film has been given a very delightful and appropriate title, and a director has officially been chosen to choreograph all those new dance routines.
Superhero movies doing cross-promotional ads with fast food companies is nothing new and neither is Hardee's commercials that sexualize women and hamburgers, but this new ad featuring Mystique (or a stand-in, anyway) to promote both 'X-Men: Days of Future of Past' and Hardee's new Western X-Tra Bacon burger is so offensively awful, even by dumb commercial standards, it'll make you wish Professor X could wipe your brain after.
'Scarface' is being remade yet again. The film, which began life on the screen in 1932 as a classic gangster story was remade by Brian De Palma in the 1983 film starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who goes from street dealer to drug kingpin. Universal, which already has a script for the contemporary remake, has found a director: Pablo Larrain, a Chilean director, most recently known for his critically acclaimed 2012 film, 'No.'
Here's one way to get your students to settle down: in Belgium, a group of students who also happen to be big 'Game of Thrones' fans, were acting a bit too rowdy in the classroom, so their teacher had a brilliant idea. If they didn't behave, he was going to start dropping massive 'Game of Thrones' spoilers, including the major deaths of characters one by one until they learned their lesson. Maybe we should take a hint from this guy.
Sad news today: beloved character actor James Rebhorn, who most recently starred on Showtime's 'Homeland' as Carrie Mathison's father, has passed away at the age of 65. Rebhorn, who also recently appeared on 'White Collar' and is known for roles on 'Seinfeld' and in 'Scent of a Woman,' passed on Friday afternoon.
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