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'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' Introduces Itself with Cameos and...

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The landscape of late night television has changed immeasurably now that Jimmy Fallon is the host of The Tonight Show. David Letterman has become the old, old guard, and  Fallon hopes to delight his audience with such 1980's staples as U2 and Kid 'n Play. The critique of Jay Leno was that he appealed to old people. Going by Fallon's first episode, Fallon is definitely going for...

Winter's Tale: Movie Review

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Apparently we've all got a miracle in us and its our destiny to perform them, no matter how long it takes, and once we do we become stars in the sky, or something. And there are demons (like Russell Crowe) trying to stop us from fulfilling our destiny while also running the organized crime world in New York City. Or something. Oh, and there's a flying white horse. Welcome to the directorial...

'Independence Day 2': Will Smith Is Out

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The long road back to Independence Day 2, the Independence Day sequel that seemingly no one has asked for, has been a bit of a bumpy one, and one of the biggest reasons for this has been the waffling of Will Smith, who starred in the original 1996 film.  At various points, Smith has said he was out, then he said he shouldn’t be ruled out,...

'Independence Day 2' Gets Pushed Back To Summer 2016, Sparing Us For One...

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Very little is known about the upcoming Independence Day 2, the cleverly-titled sequel to 1996’s cheesily enjoyable hit, Independence Day.  Will the film see the return of Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller?  Maybe, maybe not (there are two versions of the film’s script, one with Hiller, and one without in case Smith turns it down).  Which familiar...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for October 8 - 14

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There’s a whole lot of great stuff hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week with some of the summer’s biggest bombs and disappointments alongside some great classic movies and cult hits. If you skipped After Earth, now’s the time to catch up.

'Independence Day 2': Will Smith May Return To Variously Punch Aliens,...

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Previously, we had reported to you that Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich had deigned Will Smith simply “too expensive” to return for the long-developing sequel (the original film was released to box-office busting business in 1996).  And thus, audiences would have to face a sequel in aliens would return to invade Earth, but not be thwarted by a witty...

Will Smith Deemed 'Too Expensive' For 'Independence Day' Sequel

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Will Smith will not be welcoming any aliens in the Independence Day sequel. According to director Roland Emmerich, the Prince is just too expensive for their little old blockbuster. But this news doesn't change a thing: as confirmed last week, 20th Century Fox still plans to release the movie in the summer of 2015.

Weekend Box Office Roundup: 'Now You See Me' Beats 'After Earth'

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On paper, who would think that Will Smith could be beat by a movie about magicians that starred that guy from The Social Network? Well, that's exactly what happened. Both were behind Fast and Furious 6, but this is big blow to the Will Smith dynasty. No question.

News Roundup: 'This Is The End' Character Posters, Tom Hardy To Play Elton...

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Seth Rogen's upcoming comedy This Is The End looks like the funnest thing ever. Here are six famous actors playing hilarious versions of themselves in a post-Apocalyptic Hollywood. Sony has released six character posters featuring the stars of the film. See them below. Also, Tom Hardy is being courted to play Elton John on the big screen. More details on that below. And we also have...

After Earth: Movie Review

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Critics and audiences alike have been looking for an excuse to throw verbal tomatoes at M. Night Shyamalan's latest. While After Earth isn't the train wreck many were anticipating, it has a predictable story that fails to hold your attention. 

'Annie' Reboot: Jamie Foxx May Star As Daddy Warbucks

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The Will Gluck-directed, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z-produced reboot of Annie may have just cast the second-largest role in the film (Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvuenzhane Wallis will portray the titular orphan), as Jamie Foxx is now in talks to take the Daddy Warbucks...

'Django Unchained': Will Smith Bailed Because The Role Wasn't Big Enough...

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Here’s a fascinating case of an actor wildly mis-reading a script: in 2011, news broke that Quentin Tarantino wanted Will Smith to star as the titular character in his pre-Civil War era spaghetti western, Django Unchained.  Which made sense, in a way—Tarantino has a knack for oddball casting, and Will Smith starring in an actual good film is as odd as it gets these days (plus, as...

Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Will Star In 'Annie'

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Last month we reported to you that Will Smith and Jay-Z were producing a remake of Annie (the 1982 musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip; the film was also the source of the catchy sample featured in Jay-Z’s hit, “Hard Knock Life [Ghetto Anthem]”).  For some time, Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, was...

Will Smith and Jay-Z are Bringing 'Annie' Back to the Big Screen

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For many, their most recent exposure to Annie -- the musical of the old comic strip Little Orphan Annie which was turned into a movie in 1982 -- was the Jay-Z song "Hand Knock Life." So it's fitting that Jay-Z is helping to bring Annie back to the big screen as a producer (along with Will Smith) and with Will Gluck...

'After Earth' Trailer: Will Smith and Jaden Smith Are Stuck on Earth

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Is it post apocalypse day? We've just had the trailer for the Tom Cruise movie Oblivion release its first trailer, and now we get After Earth, which stars Will Smith and son Jaden Smith in the science fiction film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. This one doesn't seem as future-tech driven, but definitely looks familiar.

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for November 27 - December 3

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With Thanksgiving weekend just passed, it seems that the studio is slow on their roll with this weeks releases. To wit, there are no big classic titles hitting streets today, but there are a number of recent movies, including the latest Step Up film, Men in Black III, and some of the late summer films. Check it out.

'Django Unchained': Quentin Tarantino Reveals Why He Cast Jamie Foxx And...

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If you’ll recall, in the lead-up to production and principle photography of Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated western Django Unchained, much was made of the fact that the iconoclastic and mercurial director’s desire to cast Will Smith in the role of Django, an escaped slave who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from a plantation owner...

Two Upcoming 'Independence Day' Sequels Will Be 'Lovable' And In 3D

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How’s this for cheesy: the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day is receiving not one, but two sequels—entitled Independence Day Forever Part One and Independence Day Forever Part Two—which will be shot in 2D and then given the odious 3D post-conversion, and will focus on being “lovable.”  Oh, a million...

M. Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth' Launches Viral Trailer

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Most of the films that came to Comic-Con this year wowed or at least attempted to wow the audience. But though After Earth had a presentation, they didn't have enough material for a show reel, and couldn't bring its stars (including Will Smith and Jaden Smith) or its director M. Night Shyamalan, so the film was less reported on than most. But now there's a viral...