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'Veronica Mars' Comic-Con Teaser: Kickstart the Anticipation

Long — okay, not that long — before Kickstarter was in the news for giving Zach Braff dubious justification for taking money from people, it was most noteworthy for the organic funding of that long-awaited movie that would serve to sate the uberfrenzied "Veronica Mars" TV show fanbase.

Created by Rob Thomas (not Matchbox 20 Rob Thomas, though that would have been cool too) alongside his leading lady Kristen Bell, the Kickstarter campaign asked fans for $2 million and received over $5 million. That's what you call a win. And now, "Mars" fans are eagerly waiting to see whether they'll get their money's worth or not from the crowdsourced pic. Get More »

'Evil Dead' Will Become a Haunted Maze at Universal Studios This Halloween

A la their blood brothers over at "The Cabin in the Woods," the 2013 remake of 'Evil Dead,' not satisfied with merely scaring the ever-living s**t out of people for two hours at a time on the big screen, will be its own haunted maze come Halloween at Universal Studios in Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood.
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Someone's excited! (Though I feel like just flashing the above .gif on a projector against the side of the building would do the trick equally, right? Perhaps I speak only for myself?) Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Cinema Blend

Helen Mirren Wants in on a New 'Fast and Furious' Movie

The real reason that Vin Diesel and company have already made six (it'll be seven as of next summer) successful "Fast and Furious" movies is because, in short, it kinda embraces its own absurdity. Yes, of course, Vin Diesel can jump 250 feet over a highway off of a moving car to catch his girlfriend in mid-air. Can't you? And, dude, yes some airplane runways do stretch the length of the Great Wall of China. Duh!

So, why can't the demure and yet still so bada** Helen Mirren — who can totally wield a semi-automatic just as handily as Bruce Willis in "Red 2" — get in on some of that street-racing fun? She may be 67 years old, but age is just a number when you're born to ride!

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: OTRC

'Monsters University': Billy Crystal's Grandkids Only Want to Talk to Mike Wazowski

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Billy Crystal has hosted nine Academy Awards ceremonies and starred in box office hits like "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers" and "Analyze This," but even that resume wasn't enough to earn the 65-year-old respect from his grandchildren.

In a recent interview at the Pixar headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. to promote the upcoming "Monsters University," Crystal told a group of reporters what cool customers his four grandchildren are. They didn't know that their grandpa had any kind of special status until a paparazzo was following the actor and kids around The Grove, an upscale outdoor mall in L.A., taking pictures, prompting the kids to ask what the fuss was about. Get More »

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Did M. Night Shyamalan Secretly Write 'She's All That'?

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UPDATED, 6/14/2013: Um, excuse us Mr. Shyamalan. Or should we say SHAM-alan.

According to a now-deleted tweet by R. Lee Fleming Jr., caught by The Mary Sue, Mr. Shamalamadingdong did not actually write the fresh Prinze's teen classic "She's All That."

"@jxmitchell @nicolarz Only in his mind, James," he tweeted at someone expressing surprise at last week's revelation.

Twist! Double-twist! Who can we even trust?!

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Previously, 5/30/2013: IMDb lists the 1999 teen rom-com "She's All That" as having been written by a gentleman named R. Lee Fleming, Jr., who later went on to write pretty much the same movie in 2001's "Get Over It" before runs on "One Tree Hill" and "The Lying Game."

Except (CRAZY LAST MINUTE PLOT TWIST) no he didn't! At least, not if you believe a recent interview with M. Night Shyamalan, who claims (CRAZY LAST MINUTE PLOT TWIST) it was M. Night Shyamalan who wrote "She's All That" this whole time! Who saw that one coming? Good twist, Shy-Shy. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: movies.com

So There's Going To Be A 'Leprechaun' Reboot, Thank Goodness

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Well folks, you demanded it, and finally, after ten long, grueling years, there will be a reboot to the venerable "Leprechaun" franchise. Leprechaunies (the name for the frantic international legion of "Leprechaun" fans, of course) around the world will be partying tonight, needless to say. It's like Christmas Leprechaun Week in May!

Indeed, as reported by The Wrap, the reboot will star WWE wrestler Hornswoggle in the title role and will be helmed by "Spielberg discovery" and "visual-effects veteran" Zach Lipovsky, who probably didn't deserve the patronizing quotation marks I just gave his Wrap-described resume but I've never heard of him so they're staying. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Wrap

Zach Braff Wants Your Money

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You knew once "Veronica Mars" launched a successful Kickstarter for an upcoming movie (to the tune of $5.7 million) that Pandora's Box was burst wide open, so to speak, and other B/C-list stars would emerge from the woodwork asking the public to fund their dubious pet projects using money earned at real jobs.

We just didn't know it would be Zach Braff and "Garden State 2: Back in the Saddle" (working title). Get More »

Rupert Murdoch Figures Out How Centuries Work, Renames Company

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See if you can follow along with us here:

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation recently split into two, with the publishing side retaining the name "News Corp." and the brand new entertainment/media side named "Fox Group." Except that now, according to Nikki Finke at Deadline, Murdoch is replacing the name "Fox Group" with the name "21st Century Fox," and the still-existing Fox-owned production company "20th Century Fox" will retain its name.

So yes, there will be a "20th Century Fox" and a "21st Century Fox" operating under the same company.

Got all that? Cool. Don't got all that? That's fine, the rest of the post will just be me making fun of Rupert Murdoch anyway, so come along. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Science! 'Kill Bill' Has a Bug Named After It Now

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Here's something you probably didn't expect to find on your favorite movie site today: SCIENCE! (With a cinematic twist, of course.)

Scientists have recently discovered three new species of the "Cystomastacoides" genus of wasps. According to sci-news, the Cystomastacoides wasps are known for their deadly reproductive habits — basically, they put still-developing eggs inside other insects until the eggs slowly render their hosts either sterile or dead. Pretty gross, actually. But compared to the level of gore in Quentin Tarantino's movies... Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: sci-news

Bradley Cooper May Direct 'Kokowääh?' Kokowhäääääät?!

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Bradley Cooper already has two skills that put him at the top of Hollywood's food chain: He's an excellent actor (as shown by his Best Actor nomination at this year's Oscars) and he's also really sexy. So a guy with that much going for him couldn't have another incredible skill, could he?

Well, we may be about to find out, as according to Deadline, Cooper has just signed on to the upcoming remake of the Greman film "Kokowääh" — and he may be directing it himself.

Jezz, Ben Affleck, look what you've started!

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline
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