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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Frankenweenie' and More

Disney

This week: Tim Burton expands his short stop-motion film "Frankenweenie" into a charming feature-length film about a boy who uses science to bring his beloved pet back to life.

Also new this week is the comic adaptation "Dredd," Jennifer Lawrence slumming it in "House at the End of the Street" and the achingly beautiful "Samsara." Get More »

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Happy Fansgiving! A Fanboy Counts His 2012 Blessings

The Hulk in "The Avengers" Marvel Studios

It isn't just a time when it is socially acceptable to eat gelatinous discs of cranberry flavoring and call it respecting tradition, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what is best in life.

We have it good on Planet Fanboy. I mean, we've got the reduced gravity, the constantly clement temperature and the complete ban on that "Tonight We Are Young" song.

Furthermore, there appears to be no end in sight to our stranglehold on big-budget movies. Here, then, a quick list of things we should be thankful for.

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Filed Under: Planet Fanboy

9 Movie Drugs We Wish We Could Try

Karl Urban in "Dredd" Lionsgate

There's a certain magical quality to modern day drugs. The tiniest prescribed pill can cure a multitude of medical problems, whilst the tiniest illegally-purchased pill can create the illusion you have cured a multitude of non-medical problems. So it's no wonder Hollywood loves injecting cool ideas about what sorts of human ailments — both physical and spiritual — fictional drugs might be able to treat.

In "Dredd 3D," the latest redux of comic book hero and one-man-justice-system, Judge Dredd, a narcotic named Slo-Mo has hit the streets, allowing its users to experience reality in slow motion (in the future, drug names are very literal). And this got us jonesing for a list of our favorite movie pharmaceuticals we dare you to "just say no" to. Get More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Tops Box Office Again

House at the End of the Street Relativity Media

It was a photo finish at the box office this weekend and once the dust settled, Jennifer Lawrence's "House at the End of the Street" and Jake Gyllenhaal's "End of Watch" ended in a virtual tie for the top spot, just edging out Clint Eastwood's "Trouble with the Curve."

How close was it? According to Film.com, "House at the End of the Street" and "End of Watch" both earned an estimated $13 million, while "Trouble with the Curve" was right behind with $12.7 million.

For a full rundown of all the box office figures, including figures for "The Master," "Dredd" and returning hits "Finding Nemo 3D" and "Resident Evil: Retribution," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

30 Must-See Fall Movies

New Line / Summit / Sony

As the autumnal leaves cover the streets and the birds fly south, a gust of wind blows a whole slew of promising new movies into our local multiplex.

While the summer is all about sound and fury, the fall has dark dramas and Oscar caliber performances dominating the cinematic landscape. Come in from the cold for these highly promising 30 movies, ranked in order of anticipation, which promise to get a warm reception. Get More »

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50 Upcoming Movie Remakes (Yep, 50!)

Dirty Dancing
Vestron Pictures

Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.

But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »

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This New Trailer Will Fill You With 'Dredd'

Lionsgate

Ever since Lionsgate announced they were going to do a live action adaptation of the cult classic comic book "Judge Dredd," fans have been praying for one thing: Please, please let it be better than the horrible 1995 Sylvester Stallone version.

Well, the first trailer for "Dredd" has at last arrived — and it's up to you to pass judgment. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: YouTube

2012 Preview: The Year in Fanboy, Part 2

Warner Bros.

Last week, we got out our calendars and red sharpies and made plans for the first half of 2012. We were gonna do the whole year, but then we got hungry, were shocked to discover there were no more Rolos in the house, went out to get Rolos, then bumped into that guy we met at a thing a while back.

Guess we lost track of time.

But here we are, we still have our calendars -- and with a clear head we can talk about the Fanboy movies happening in mid-June on through the Holidays! Refresh yourself on Part 1, then continue to Part 2 of the 2012 preview below:

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Filed Under: Planet Fanboy
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