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'The Lego Movie' Is Already Getting A Sequel

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The Lego Movie is set to open this Friday February the 7th.  Thus far, reviews for the film have been solid to excellent, and the film is expected to do killer business.   So, even though the film has yet to be released, Warner Bros. is already set to release a Lego Movie 2.

'The Lego Movie' Trailer: Chris Pratt is Someone Special

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Though on paper, the idea of a movie about the Lego universe sounds a bit... silly. Like a promotional tie-in gone amuck. But the first full trailer for The LEGO movie makes it look pretty amazing, so color us surprised we're excited to see this one.

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Releases a Bunch of New Photos

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That's  Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair above, one of the new cast members to join the The Hunger Games phenomenon in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film has released a bunch of new pictures featuring Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth's Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark along with new and returning cast...

'The Lego Movie' Trailer: Hey, At Least It Looks Better Than 'Battleship'

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Now that Hollywood has officially decided to make entire films based around preexisting toys and board games like Transformers and Battleship, it was inevitable that we’d eventually get an animated Lego film.  And get it we have, with the aptly (if not entirely creatively) titled The Lego Movie.  And now we have the first trailer.

'Pitch Perfect' is Officially Getting a Sequel

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You can start with the title jokes now ("Pitch-er Perfect?") because last fall's surprise hit Pitch Perfect is getting a sequel from Universal, with a proposed release date of 2015. This comes from today's CinemaCon presentation where Universal revealed that they brought back the original writer Kay Cannon.

Blu-ray and DVD Releases for October 2 - 8

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This week isn’t great for new releases, unless you’re a Tim Burton apologist, but it does have a classic Disney film, one of the best films of the last twenty years, and some great and not so great ghoulish delights. It must be October…

People Like Us: Movie Review

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Family is one of the most important things in a person's life. Alex Kurtzman demonstrates that fact in his directorial debut People Like Us. The film may not be particularly ground-breaking, but its sentimentality and sweet story is enough to warm moviegoer's hearts across the nation.

Interview: Chris Pine And Elizabeth Banks on 'People Like Us'

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The closest people in our lives, the ones we trust the most, are our relatives. We may have our fair share of differences, but they're always there for us. The concept of family is something that's been explored for decades in cinema, but Alex Kurtzman's People Like Us, takes a deeper look at the tumultuous dynamic between brothers and sisters. 

The Hunger Games: Movie Review

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When a book becomes a phenomenon, its film adaptation is all but assured. And though The Hunger Games didn't hit the ground running as a phenomenon, we're now at a point where the books are everywhere, and the film is looking at opening to over a hundred million. Thank goodness then that Gary Ross's adaptation for the big screen is good -...

Interview: Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley and Lenny Kravitz on The Hunger...

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It takes a village to prepare The Hunger Games, and Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz and Wes Bentley play some of the characters that make The Hunger Games possible. For Banks it was an opportunity to be a part of a franchise she adored, for Kravitz it was a chance to work as an actor, and for Bentley it meant going toe to toe with Donald Sutherland. We...

Pack Up For Wet Hot American Summer 2

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If you could assemble a cast that includes Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni, and Joe Lo Truglio, you'd have an A-list comedy on your hands these days, and that may be what you get if they make Wet Hot American Summer 2, the long-proposed sequel to 2000's cult comedy. Co-writer and star of the original Michael Showalter said...

30 Rock: Season 5, Episode 22: Everything Sunny All the Time Always - TV...

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This week's episode of "30 Rock" brings in two very special guests from the world of politics. Ok, to be fair, one of those "guests" is merely an actor impersonating a famed political figure, but the performance is so frighteningly spot-on that we'd be safe in pretending that it was the real thing. Sadly, the other guest didn't quite deliver the goods, but that doesn't ruin...

30 Rock: Season 5 Episode 14: Double-Edged Sword - TV Review

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"30 Rock" may not be as consistently entertaining as "Arrested Development" was, but it fills the gap that show left by providing viewers with a source of strong comedic writing. While this season has been somewhat uneven, last night's episode was a well-rounded example of high-quality humor that did what it is meant to do: keep us interested for half an...

30 Rock: Season 5 Episode 13: Que Sorpresa! - TV Review

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"30 Rock" hasn't been as consistently entertaining this season as it has in the past, and most of the episodes feel unbalanced. Some jokes are fantastic, others are predictable, and others are just simply not funny. It's still good comedy television, but "30 Rock" is usually great comedy television, and it hasn't lived up to its previous four seasons thus far. Sadly,...

Sundance 2011: My Idiot Brother - Movie Review

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There's not other way of saying it, with My Idiot Brother mainstream Hollywood has officially hit the streets of Sundance. Despite the fact that I will see Paul Rudd (even when I'm supposed to be looking for the best unknown ____ who is soon to be amazing) in anything and enjoy the entire supporting cast, one can't help but wonder what this film is doing at an...

Sundance 2011: The Details Movie Review

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Infidelity, charity, blackmail, raccoons, and a bow & arrow.  These are a few of the details in Jacob Aaron Estes' The Details, and the devil is in them.  The film, which stars Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, and Ray Liotta, Laura Linney, and Dennis Haysbert, is a chaotic dark comedy, dripping with the offbeat indie sensibility which is characteristic of Sundance dramedys.  To find...

The Next Three Days: Movie Review

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Oscar winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis returns to theaters this weekend with his latest film, The Next Three Days. It stars Russell Crowe as a desperate man who's willing to do whatever it takes to reunite his wife with their family, the only problem is -- she's in prison. From that premise alone you can imagine all the craziness that will ensue. Is...

Elizabeth Banks Joins Chris Pine in Welcome to People

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Back in September, we reported that Chris Pine was in negotiations to star in a developing film called Welcome to People. Yes, the title sounds strange but the story is even stranger. The film will mark screenwriter Alex Kurtzman's (Lost, Star Trek) directorial debut. And according to THR, he's landed...

30 Rock: Season 5 Episode 6: Gentleman's Intermission - TV Review

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The beautiful Elizabeth Banks is back this week, and even if her role is minimal, there were plenty of reasons to watch last night's episode of "30 Rock." This has always been a  show that relies just as much on its good writing as it does its stars - both of which did a phenomenal job this week at bringing the two together and keeping the laughs coming.  Check out the review...