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12 Campaign Posters for Movie Characters

Will Ferrell in "The Campaign" Warner Bros.

As the 2012 presidential election quickly approaches (tomorrow! eek!), Americans must carefully analyze each candidate's policies and personalities to determine who they want to lead the country for the next four years.

And then there's the funnier — but not any less absurd — election at the center of "The Campaign," a new political satire pitting Will Ferrell's charismatic, gaffe-prone incumbent against Zach Galifianakis's Washington outsider in a North Carolina congressional race.

We're not sure we'd vote for either of these guys in real life, but you know who we would vote for? Yoda. And The Dude. And after "The Avengers," Hulk would most definitely get our endorsement.

So we asked old friend Old Red Jalopy to get the ball rolling and mock up some campaign posters for some of movie favorites. Get More »

Experts Explain 'Cloud Atlas' on 'Matt's Apartment Show'

[From Film.com] Matt Zaller is a comedian. He has a girlfriend. His girlfriend has an apartment. And we have a show.

In this episode of "Matt's Apartment Show" — or "Matt Zaller's Girlfriend's Apartment's Movie-Related Show," if you're not busy — Matt solicits the help of a meteorologist to understand the new movie "Cloud Atlas." Well, a former meteorologist. Who loves movies.

Naturally.

Filed Under: Video | Source: Film.com

Fix Edukation Now: The Mashup

Schools are closing, absentee rates are high and graduation rates are plummeting. Let's face it, folks, education in America is failing.

How do we know this? Because we watch a lot of news. We mean movies.

Here at NextMovie, we're usually all about making you forget about the harsh realities of the world in favor of providing entertainment as a diversion, but we couldn't resist involving ourselves in this vital issue, especially in light of this Friday's new release on the subject, "Won't Back Down," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.

Please enjoy the public service announcement above, and pass it on. The children are counting on you. Get More »

Clint Eastwood Sparks 'Empty Chair' Meme

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Even though an old man was seen having a conversation with a non-existent person in the chair next to him last night it was not a "senior moment," but rather screen legend Clint Eastwood effectively (then literally) telling President Obama to "go ahead, make my day."

The 82-year-old "Dirty Harry" star used to roam the west as The Man With No Name, but during his surprise 11-minute speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida he was The Man Talking To No One. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Buzzfeed

President Obama's Dream Running Mate: Catwoman

Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros.

With the presidential election heating up it's only natural for the candidates to begin delivering more politically charged rhetoric. After all, not only do they need to get their voting base pumped up, they also need to make headlines in order to stay on top of the ever changing news cycle.

Still, even with that being the case, today's news is a shocker: According to E! Online, President Barack Obama has given his personal endorsement to one of the world's most notorious thieves, the self-proclaimed modern day Robin Hood known only as Catwoman.

Guess the president really took this whole 99% thing to heart after all. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: E! Online

Really? Rush Limbaugh: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is a Jab at Mitt Romney

Tom Hardy as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises"
Warner Bros.

Over the course of his groundbreaking "Dark Knight" trilogy, Christopher Nolan has become famous for his viral campaigns, such as the "Why So Serious?" teasers that led up to 2008's "The Dark Knight." Today, however, he has unexpectedly been thrust into a very different campaign: The presidential campaign, as political pundits on both sides of the aisle are using "The Dark Knight Rises" as an allegory for the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Why so serious? Because the fate of the free world is apparently at stake, that's why. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

Young Hollywood Dines with the President

President Barack Obama
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Rise and shine, young Hollywood — it's time grab a bite to eat with the President of the United States.

Many young actors had a different kind of early call on Thursday morning: a private breakfast with President Barack Obama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

President Obama met privately at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with 25 of Hollywood's hottest young stars, urging them to involve themselves in his reelection campaign. The meeting was part of Obama's "Young America Effort," an initiative to build support among younger voters. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kal Penn and Eva Longoria to Work for Obama Re-Election

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It looks like Kal Penn is trading White Castle for the White House again, and this time, he's bringing some friends along for the ride.

The "Harold and Kumar" star and actress Eva Longoria have been appointed to co-chair positions in President Obama's re-election campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actors join a group of 33 other supporters who will lend their efforts to see Obama elected again in 2012. Among the other chairs are Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Illinois Senator Rick Durbin. The stars will seek contributions in addition to promoting Obama's campaign among influential players in Hollywood. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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