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

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Summit

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 »

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Michael Sheen Explains Aro's Crazy Laugh in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Summit

There have been many supervillains who have laughed maniacally throughout the years as they conduct their various diabolical schemes. But the most crazy maniacal laugh of all time may be the one you hear in the "Twilight" finale.

Michael Sheen, who plays Volturi bigwig Aro, takes insane cackling to a whole new level in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Hearing it may make you feel like you're going off the deep end yourself (or may send you giggling into hysteria, if you're like some of us).

Where did this glorious noise come from? Sheen says it's something of a victory cry over centuries of boredom. Get More »

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Q&A: Michael Sheen on Bringing the Crazy to 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

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Award-winning Welsh actor Michael Sheen first appeared as Aro, the leader of the ancient Italian coven of vampires called the Volturi, in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." Since then he has played the delightfully unhinged character in every "Twilight" movie leading up to "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," in which the Volturi clan and the Cullens face off in the series' grand finale.

Sheen is no stranger to fantasy roles, having played Lucian the werewolf in a few "Underworld" films as well as the flamboyant Castro/Zuse in "TRON: Legacy." The 43-year-old actor also earned accolades playing real-life figures like David Frost in "Frost/Nixon" and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in "The Queen." Get More »

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

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Summit

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 »

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GALLERY: 'Twilight' Stars Moonlighting in Other Movies

The "Twilight" gang has stayed plenty busy since launching straight into the cultural zeitgeist four years ago, and some of the franchise actors have had much more luck than others when it comes to scoring impressive and interesting roles.

One nabbed an Oscar nom, two had films in competition at Cannes this year, and another headlines an exciting new J.J. Abrams series this fall. Others have endured critical and box office flops, straight-to-DVD blunders and yes, even a Razzie "win."

Until this weekend, though, none have stretched their legs into new series territory -- but Kristen Stewart really puts her box-office muster to the test as she moves from the damp world of Forks into the clutches of Ravenna's evil queen-dom for "Snow White and the Huntsman." In celebration of her second franchise bid, we take a look at what all of the "Twilight" kids have been up to since first making their mark on modern pop culture not too long ago.

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Armie Hammer and Teresa Palmer 'Cut Bank' and Run

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Armie Hammer's all-American appeal has lent itself to plenty of princely roles, from media royalty the Winklevii to Snow White's dashing hero, but it looks like this good boy is about to go bad.

Deadline reports that Hammer is set to star alongside "I Am Number Four" star Teresa Palmer in crime thriller "Cut Bank," scheduled to start production this fall. The film, penned by "Prime Suspect" writer Roberto Patino, will mark the feature directorial debut for Matt Shakman, who honed his skills on small-screen hits, including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Six Feet Under" and "Mad Men." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Get Up Close with Vampy Bella in 'Breaking Dawn'


We all know that Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally gets her wish to become a vampire at the end of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," but we're only given a glimpse of her creepy new look at the end of the flick. After all, she's pretty exhausted dead from all that bed-breaking, bruise-making vamp sex with Edward (Robert Pattinson), and then the whole fetus-eating-her-from-the-inside thing.

Annnnyway, after all is said and done, Edward's attempts to save his love's life work and she wakes up from her near-death experience with awesome red eyes and supernatural powers. Get More »

Filed Under: Twilight | Source: Hollywood Life

My Favorite Movie: Michael Sheen

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"My favorite film of all time is 'A Matter of Life and Death,' directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring David Niven. In the U.S. it was called 'Stairway to Heaven.'

"For me, it is beautifully shot. It is fantastically acted. It has a quality of strangeness that I always love in the best works of art. It is about two forms of reality, the real world that David Niven inhabits and this fantastical world of Heaven with angels and all that stuff. And you never get asked to choose which one is the real one or not. Get More »

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Tribeca Film Fest 2011: 9 Movies We Can't Wait to See

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Now in its 10th year, legendary actor Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival is once again on the horizon and this year, the fest is cooking up more innovative programming and side projects then ever before. Sundance might be the end all be all of independent film, but the downtown Manhattan staple is creeping right up alongside it -- and they have the support to prove it.

This year's judges include Michael Cera, Whoopi Goldberg, David O. Russell, Jason Sudeikis, Nora Ephron, Anna Kendrick and more. Tribeca means business! Get More »

The Most Romantic City in the World Comes to Life in 'Midnight in Paris' Trailer


Woody Allen's track record in recent years has been spotty. The writer/director pumps out a new film every year and it's caused the quality of the films to go from Oscar-worthy ("Match Point," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") to forgettably dull ("Scoop," "Whatever Works") in the drop of a hat. When he's on, he's on. When he's off...he can be way, way off.

The trailer for his new film "Midnight in Paris" has premiered on Yahoo and frankly, it could easily go either way. Continuing his European world tour (London, Spain and now France), "Paris" stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who travel with McAdams' parents to the French capital to soak up the sights and enjoy themselves. Get More »

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