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Instead of 'Fifth Estate,' Julian Assange Wants You to Watch...

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Either WikiLeaks' campaign against "The Fifth Estate" has reached the level of being officially hilarious, or we need another cappuccino, stat.

'Cause we couldn't help but LOL at what Julian Assange has come up with to steer would-be viewers away from the theaters this time. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: NY Mag

Julian Assange is Basically Trolling Benedict Cumberbatch Through WikiLeaks

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The saga of Julian Assange and his team at WikiLeaks versus "The Fifth Estate," a movie depicting (at least some version of) their story continues to get thicker and ickier.

In short, Assange believes the film is made of pure freakin' evil and that Dreamworks has some huge secret agenda meant to portray him in a terrible light before the movie-going public.

Even so, Assange apparently kinda likes Benedict Cumberbatch — the dude who got uberfrosted to portray him on-screen. Just not enough to have had a little sit-down with him before the cameras started rolling. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Popular Resistance

Wikileaks Leaks 'The Fifth Estate' Script, Natch

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Techy people getting irked when movies get this detail or that wrong about them is basically the new fangirl flip-out over the slightest quote changes in book-to-screeners. We saw it with Mark Zuckerberg and "The Social Network," Steve Wozniak and "Jobs" and now Julian Assange and his team at WikiLeaks have got a thing or two to say about "The Fifth Estate," the new flick chronicling the saga of Assange and his organization.

Oh, and, in keeping with their info-spreading-like-it-or-not M.O., they've also decided to go ahead and leak the script for the film, too, because obviously. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Cinema Blend

'The Fifth Estate' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch WikiLeakin' Everywhere

Once upon a time, Benedict Cumberbatch was our little secret. Those of us in America who took a chance with the BBC's "Sherlock" (via Netflix, iTunes or wherever) were rewarded for our efforts with the discovery of a burgeoning star.

Then came a little movie called "Star Trek Into Darkness" and BOOM, everyone wants to come to the CumberParty (yes, "Cumberbitches" is apparently a thing). But good things are meant to shared, right? And even bad things, too? That's certainly the philosophy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

While Assange continued to hide out in Ecuador's London Embassy, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon (we still prefer to think of him as the director of "Gods and Monsters" ) has been busy with a biopic of sorts called "The Fifth Estate." Cumberbatch dyed his hair the shade of Slim Shady to play the controversial Assange, whose commitment to freedom of the press and transparency of information has put him at odds with those who like to keep things, you know, secret. Get More »

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' and More

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This week, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their beloved "Twilight" characters on screen one last time in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," the final chapter in the young-adult series based on the books by Stephenie Meyer.

Also new this week is Disney's animated hit "Wreck-It Ralph" and the long-delayed remake of "Red Dawn" featuring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

15 Things We Learned at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Press Conference

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If you follow @NextMovie on Twitter, you know that we were there as the cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" gathered at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on their final press tour for the "Twilight" series.

Or is it? There were some hints that the door is open for more "Twilight," so read on for information about that and other press-conference revelations surrounding the last "Twilight" film, which opens in theaters everywhere on November 16. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Twilight

Bill Condon Sheds Some Light on 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

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The "Twilight" saga is coming to a close, much to the heartbreak of millions of fans worldwide. However, it's something of a comfort to hear that ending the series has made for some amazing memories for the cast and crew.

Director Bill Condon spoke with MTV News about "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as the film enters the last stages of post-production in preparation for hitting theaters on Nov. 16. It sounds like wrapping up the story of Bella, Edward and Jacob has been a blast.

Condon reveals some details about the film's breathtaking climax, a particular special effect that he calls "the best Hammer horror movie you've ever seen," what he considers to be the film's most emotional moment and even the official running time in his interview with MTV News. You can also check out some exclusive new pics from "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" in MTV's Fall Movie Preview.

Filed Under: Movie News Twilight | Source: MTV News

KStew and RPattz Shooting New 'Twilight' Footage!

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"The Hunger Games" may be the biggest pop culture phenomenon in the world right now, but "The Twilight Saga" still has at least a few tricks up its sleeve — and director Bill Condon is pulling out all the stops to make sure that the final installment will be the best yet.

Case in point: According to Condon, the cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" are getting ready to film new footage for the movie in preparation for its November 16 debut.

Looks like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are going to play Bella and Edward one more time after all. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Facebook

Male Twi-Hard Reviews the 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' DVD

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Before getting into my take on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" DVD, let's review what we already know about the film. 1) Bella and Edward totally do it. 2) I thought I saw a nip slip. 3) It is the lowest reviewed "Twilight" film on Rotten Tomatoes.  4) Peter Facinelli awkwardly autographed my copy of the DVD.

Great, now that we're all on the same page, let's get into what I thought about and learned from the bonus features and repeated viewings of movie.

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Cast Talks Birth Scene, Weddings and 'Thrusting' at 'Breaking Dawn' Press Day

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For Twi-hards, the arrival of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" on November 18 is bittersweet, as it's the first part of the final book in the series written by Stephenie Meyer. But it also marks a point at which circumstances change drastically for everyone involved, and the film's cast and director took care to address that at yesterday's "Breaking Dawn" press conference in Los Angeles.

The first three movies in the series have led up to this, the epic wedding between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). After years of longing looks and restrained passion, Bella finally marries her undead beau and they take off to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon. When Bella discovers she is pregnant with a rapidly growing hybrid baby that is killing her, she is whisked home, and the wolves -- including best bud/backburner man Jacob (Taylor Lautner) -- want to retaliate against the Cullens for putting Bella in harm's way. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News Twilight
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