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All too often, the scariest part of Halloween is coming up with a brilliant, budget-friendly costume — especially if you've waited until the last minute again (really, when are we going to learn?).
But now that All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, there's no avoiding this monster-in-the-house any longer.
That's why NextMovie has prepared a simple list of easy-to-assemble ensembles sure to save you from squandering your precious Saturday afternoon in line at the local Halloween pop-up shop.
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
This week: The origin of the fright franchise's supernatural terror is explored in the prequel "Paranormal Activity 3," Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who promotes robot fighters in the futuristic family flick "Real Steel," and two classic comedies -- "Stripes" and "Annie Hall" -- make their Blu-ray debuts.
As the "Transformers" franchise proves, everybody loves movies about robots. And as films like "Rocky" and "The Fighter" prove, everybody also loves movies about boxing. So what happens if you combine them?
Well, you get the great mash-up "Real Steel," of course — and in order to celebrate that great combo, we're giving out three copies of the new "Real Steel" Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.
Sometimes two really is better than one. Get More »
Listen up, children, and hear of a time when the giants of music wrote awesome guitar-driven theme songs to all the best movies. This era was called "The '80s," and its king was Kenny Loggins, who wrote and performed timeless classics like "Highway to the Danger Zone" from "Top Gun" and "Footloose" from...well, some movie or other.
So a woman in Michigan is suing the distributors of "Drive," the artsy, violent Ryan Gosling vehicle (get it?), because she says it was advertised as being "very similar to the 'Fast and Furious,' or similar, series of movies."
While other outlets are decrying the lawsuit as "idiotic" and "moronic" and "symbolic of everything that's wrong with America," let us play devil's advocate and put our support behind this brave champion of justice.
In fact, let's take it a step further and give you valiant legal eagles out there 10 more movies (actually, the top 10 in America this weekend) to sue, along with opening claims. Just check with your lawyers first. Get More »
If you think the action in today's robot boxing flick "Real Steel" is almost a little too real, there's a good reason for that: Sugar Ray Leonard.
The world champion boxing legend may be known mostly for his quick hands, but he's quickly making a name for himself in the cutthroat world of the movies as well -- and now in a new interview with PopSugar he's spilled the beans on exactly how he helped train Hugh Jackman for "Real Steel."
So what lessons did the one-time "Dancing With the Stars" contestant pass on to Jackman? And is there a reason Jackman's robot Atom bears more than a passing resemblance in the ring to the lightning-fast Leonard? Head over to PopSugar to find out. Just remember to keep your gloves high.
It takes a special actor to star opposite giant fighting robots without seeming, well, small and human. That man is Hugh Jackman, who plays a boxing-robot promoter (yes, they exist in the future) in the father-son action drama "Real Steel."
And it takes a special fan to interview Hugh Jackman without blinking an eye. That fan is Rena Jenkins, who entered our Twitter contest and won a chance to chat with Jackman himself. Despite not having any journalism experience, Rena handled the interview like a pro -- in fact, in a lucky coincidence, she was an extra on the set of "Real Steel," so she and Jackman had plenty to talk about.
Read on to find out how Rena got the "Real Steel" star to confess to his "bad parenting" skills, his love for Eminem and what's next on his bucket list. Get More »
We here at NextMovie have made it our mission to supply you with Top 9 lists of all things sexy at the cineplex. And it's come to our attention that we've been severely negligent regarding one major demographic of our readership ... No, not robots. Don't be silly. We are, of course, referring to nerds. Robot-loving nerds.
So, in honor of those sexy boxing bad boys of "Real Steel," and for all of you geeks who are binary curious, here's a rundown of cinema's hottest bleepin' droids.
Originally published June 29, 2011.
Hugh Jackman is retracting his claws and putting up his dukes for a no-holds-barred robot rumble in Shawn Levy's hard-hitting futuristic blockbuster "Real Steel/" When his meal-ticket robot bites the dust in the ring, professional robot-fighting coach Charlie Kenton is down on his luck and looking for a miracle, and finds one in Atom, a discarded sparring robot whom he trains to be a champion.
Charlie and Atom conquer the robot fighting circuit (pun intended), only to face their toughest opponent ever. Can they go the distance? Evangeline Lilly's gorgeousness costars. Get More »