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'That Awkward Moment' Red Band Trailer: Celebrating Bro-Dom

That awkward moment when a movie gets made off of some hipsteriffic catch phrase ... and it actually looks mildly funny? Well, it's happening.

Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller star in "That Awkward Moment," the debut bro-down comedy from writer-director Tom Gormican which follows three little pigs best friends as they navigate the uncharted waters of the dating scene. The red band trailer for the film has been released via Yahoo! Movies, and let's just say it's positively filled with mile-a-minute male-tastic witticisms. Get More »

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Sly Stallone Teams with 'Fruitvale Station' Duo for 'Rocky' Spin-off 'Creed'

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A seventh installment to that long-lived bruiser "Rocky" franchise is happening, people, but before you start groaning, you should know that this time Mr. Balboa won't be throwing himself into the ring again ('cause, yah, that would just be absurd. Enough already). Instead, he'll be rustling up the old gloves to train none other than Apollo Creed's grandson.

And, yo, Adrian, we kinda like that idea. Get More »

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Michael B. Jordan and 'Fruitvale Station': 'I Felt a Responsibility'

Michael B. Jordan is about to become a household name. No, not that Michael Jordan — we're talking about the 26-year-old actor best known for his supporting roles in "The Wire", "Friday Night Lights", and "Chronicle". However, his latest project has catapulted him to top-billing status and is already getting those Oscar bees buzzing.

This summer, Jordan makes his starring role debut in "Fruitvale Station", the award-winning indie docudrama from writer-director Ryan Coogler. Get More »

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'Why Can't Spider-Man Be Gay?' Asks Andrew Garfield

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Why can't Peter Parker be gay or bisexual? That's what Andrew Garfield wants to know. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star revealed that he's half-seriously/half-jokingly pressured producers to make "M.J." a dude.

"Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality?" he says he told producer Matt Tolmach. "It's hardly even groundbreaking!... So why can't he be gay? Why can't he be into boys?" Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael B. Jordan Journeys To 'Fruitvale Station' In New Trailer

He may share one of the most famous names in pop culture, but Michael B. Jordan is well on his way to making a name for himself, thanks to critically acclaimed efforts like the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Fruitvale Station."

And thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we have the first trailer for it right here. Get More »

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Michael B. Jordan Might Torch it Up for 'Fantastic Four'

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Hollywood's got a pretty checkered history when it comes to whitewashing minority movie roles, so this is definitely fair play.

For his upcoming reboot of "The Fantastic Four," director Josh Trank reportedly has his sights lasered in on his own "Chronicle" alum Michael B. Jordan for the role of Johnny "Human Torch" Storm, melanin deficiency issues in the cartoon version be darned.  Get More »

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GALLERY: 'Friday Night Lights' Stars Ready For Their Close-Ups

If you're like us, you love the holiday season, but kinda wish you could spend it in Dillon, Texas, with the Taylor family.

Actually, this year, you almost can. Coach himself, Kyle Chandler, stars in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," while Mrs. Coach Connie Britton graces the big screen in "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas." As for the young-uns, you've probably already caught Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) in theaters in "Red Dawn" and might want to make a date to see Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) in "In Our Nature" this month.

In fact, why wait to get a good look at them? We figured it was time to pay homage to the (incredibly attractive) cast of "Friday Night Lights" as they're about to see their names in lights for real. And, thus, we were inspired to create this gallery of the "Friday Night Lights" gang in movies, past, present and future. We urge you to click through with clear eyes and full hearts.

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Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan Head To 'Fruitvale'

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Over the last few months, Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan have both emerged as major movers in Hollywood, Spencer by winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "The Help" and Jordan by headlining the surprise box office smash "Chronicle."

But while many stars would use this new clout to land a fat paycheck or role in a summer blockbuster, according to indieWire Spencer and Jordan have decided to take a different path, as the two have signed on to appear in the indie drama "Fruitvale" instead.

So what's "Fruitvale" about? Written by first-time director Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale" tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Oakland man who was killed on New Year's Day in 2009. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: indieWire

Hollywood's Up-and-Coming Black Actors

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February is Black History Month, and right now two African-American actors are Oscars front-runners (we're talking about you, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer). Plus, the talented and beautiful Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton were included in Vanity Fair's annual Young Hollywood issue -- which is usually all white.

In keeping with the props bestowed upon Hollywood's black performers this month, we present 13 black actors (and a bonus couple of pop stars transitioning to film) whose names you should memorize now, because we're predicting big things, juicy roles and long careers for all of them. Get More »

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Next Factor Q&A: 'Chronicle' Star Michael B. Jordan

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Remember that awesome kid on "The Wire?" Or maybe you remember him as Vince Howard on "Friday Night Lights?" He was also that sweet guy who dated Haddie on "Parenthood."

Now Michael B. Jordan is taking all those memorable, sweet qualities from the television to the big screen – it's about time! – in the new sci-fi flick, "Chronicle."

The movie takes a frighteningly realistic look at what would happen if a trio of high school boys from different ends of the social spectrum were suddenly masters of telekinesis. The trick to keeping the story "grounded in real life," Jordan tells NextMovie, was the level of collaboration director Josh Trank encouraged between him and the cast.

"We were constantly talking about what a high school boy would really do if he could move things with his mind," he explained, adding that the scene where his character, Steve, has a leaf blower move and lift girls' skirts was his idea.

All flashing moments aside, Jordan's soulfulness throughout years of television is just as evident in his latest film and, no doubt, will continue through many projects to come. Get More »

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