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The 25 Worst Movie Character Names Ever

After Earth Will Smith as Cypher Raige in After Earth (Sony)

You're at a bar and some fictional movie character comes up and introduces her or himself. How long will it take before the subsequent conversation trends toward anything other than some form of, "But, seriously, what's your real name?"

And that's how we created this collection of the 25 worst movie character names ever. If the answer to the above hypothetical scenario was "30 seconds flat," that character made our highly-researched, scientifically-ranked list. Get More »

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Free S#!t: Win a 'Jack Reacher' Blu-Ray Signed by Tom Cruise

Do you love Tom Cruise? Did you love him in 'Jack Reacher'? Well, if you've answered yes to both of those questions, or even one of those questions, have we got a truly fantastic giveaway for you. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Jack Reacher' and More

Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher" Paramount

This week: Tom Cruise proves naysayers wrong yet again in the above-average thriller "Jack Reacher," which was shot entirely in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is based on Lee Child's 2005 mystery novel, "One Shot."

Also new this week is the horror hit "Mama" with Jessica Chastain, the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "Safe Haven" with Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough and the Blu-ray 3D conversion of "Gamer" with Gerard Butler. Get More »

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The Missing 'Jack Reacher' Explosion and 7 Other Trailer Baits and Switches

Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher" Paramount

Advertising is a bait and switch culture, no question. So many commercials for movies often create a false impression, whether its selling a movie about cancer as a raucous comedy or taking the few moments of action from a lame thriller and making it look like "Die Hard."

Sometimes a trailer just plain old doesn't have the scene in question, and The Telegraph reports that this led a customer known only as "J Congdon" to post a complaint to New Zealand's Advertising Standards Authority in regards to one split-second explosion left on the cutting room floor of Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher." Get More »

Filed Under: Features Movie Clips | Source: The Telegraph

'The Hobbit' Meets Box Office Expectations Once Again

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.

Bilbo Baggins and his band of hirsute buddies easily won the box office again this weekend, as according to, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" earned an estimated $36.7 million to take the top spot.

That was more than double the amount of second place finisher "Jack Reacher" ($15.6 million), while fellow newcomers "This Is 40" ($12 million) and "The Guilt Trip" ($5.4 million) also failed to make much of an impression on movie fans.

For a full list of this weekend's box office top ten, including numbers for returning hits "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," "Life of Pi" and "Skyfall," head to

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Q&A: Rosamund Pike Likes 'Jack Reacher,' Loves Tom Cruise

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Rosamund Pike is more than just a pretty face, though she certainly has that going for her, too. The British beauty has cooked up an impressive resume peppered with everything from action adventures like "Die Another Day" to period dramas like "Pride and Prejudice."

"Jack Reacher," however, launches Pike into new places — like Tom Cruise's bedroom. Well, sorta. In this action thriller, Pike plays Helen, a well-heeled attorney who likes to cross her "T"s and dot her "I"s, while Mr. Cruise takes on the titular role as an ex-military vigilante who takes the law into his own hands … and only owns one shirt, which seems to get wet a lot. Get More »

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December Movie Math: Breaking Down the New Releases


December is prime time for movie releases: Awards voters will have the films fresh in their minds when they go to vote, kids are on break from school and all the adults home for the holidays need to go somewhereto escape their families.

Yes, this time of year is jam-packed with new movies. How is the discerning moviegoer to decide which new releases to hit the theater for, and which to wait for on DVD? Simple arithmetic, of course! We've broken down key December releases into simple equations to help you decide what to see, organized by release date.

Your mom always told you math class would be important someday — today is that day. Enjoy. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Holiday Movies

30 Must-See Fall Movies

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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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Tom Cruise Kicks Butt in 'Jack Reacher' Trailer

Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher"

There's a distinct sub-category of Tom Cruise movies we like to call the "Leather Jacket Series," wherein the "Top Gun" actor rocks his Maverick haircut and some style of said jacket, as prominently featured in "Minority Report," "War of the Worlds," all the "Mission: Impossible" flicks, and even his upcoming "Oblivion."

Now we can add another entry in which he plays the hero in his favorite duds: "Jack Reacher," for which Yahoo! Movies has provided the spiffy new trailer. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies
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