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9 Franchises That Need to End Now

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"Scary Movie 5" opened in theaters this past weekend and if you're like most human beings, you're probably wondering just one thing: Why?

But the fact that Hollywood made yet another "Scary Movie" is really no surprise. After all, most studios believe that while you may not be able to beat a dead horse, you can certainly continue to milk a dead cash cow ... which explains why so many franchises continue to get sequels long after any they've stopped being interesting, fresh or creative. Why make something new when you can make something cheap and derivative instead? Get More »

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Did You Know Bill Nighy's in Everything You Like?

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Back in the 1980s, Harrison Ford became an international superstar by headlining two of the biggest franchises of all time, "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." And in the '90s, it was Samuel L. Jackson who became a ubiquitous presence in just about every major blockbuster, from "Pulp Fiction" to "Die Hard with a Vengeance." So which of today's stars can boast a similar resume?

Would you believe Bill Nighy? Get More »

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9 Directors Who've Told Other Men to Make Out with Their Wives

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"Here's where you make out with my wife."

If you've ever said that, you're either recreationally into that sort of thing (and we here at NextMovie hold no judgment) or you're a Hollywood director married to an actress in the movie you're directing. Get More »

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10 Fantasylands Where Characters Inexplicably Speak in Vaguely British Accents

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Death. Taxes. Keith Richards. Attractive girls being inexplicably interested in Wilmer Valderrama. And characters with vaguely British accents in fantasy or historical fiction movies.

We are brought up with the understanding that these things are the lone certainties in life. Today, we'd like to closely examine that last guarantee. Presenting 10 fantasy movies featuring characters with vaguely British accents who do not need to have British accents.

(Editor's Note: Yes, we know Ancient Greece and Rome were very real places, but "Gladiator" and "300" are hardly non-fiction accounts of them. So... humor us.)

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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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GALLERY: Hot Girls, Huge Guns

In honor of Rihanna making a splashy debut in the ocean-bound blockbuster "Battleship," we're locked, loaded and counting down some of the sexiest screen sirens to handle monster weapons.

That's right, we're bringing out the big guns, in more ways than one, as these scorching hot ladies show us a thing or two about proper marksmanship.

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GALLERY: Our 15 Favorite Women in Black

In "The Woman in Black," Harry Potter himself (or rather, Daniel Radcliffe) takes on the darker side of the supernatural as he investigates a haunted estate and the dark history that brought one of its former residents back from the grave for revenge.

The "Woman" of the title is kind of a pain in the butt, what with all the murdering and all; but not every similarly clad woman is quite so gloomy. Some of our favorite filmic females have donned a dark look for some memorable roles, no doubt bolstered by the fact that black is slimming.

As Wesley Snipes said in "Passenger 57": "Always bet on black."

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9 Ladies Who Could Kick Your Ass. Hard.

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Looking good is one thing. Looking good and kicking ass simultaneously is quite another, as Kate Beckinsale has proved time and time again in the "Underworld" movies. You think wearing that skin-tight leather bodysuit while leaping, running, shooting automatic weapons and beating Lycans to a pulp is easy? Have you ever tried it?

In honor of Beckinsale's newest ass-kicking showcase, "Underworld: Awakening," not to mention former MMA star Gina Carano's buzzed-about turn in "Haywire" -- and just to be sure we don't piss either of them off -- we tip our hats to nine female characters we wouldn't want to cross.

Next to these babes, we'd be toast. Get More »

Video Q&A: Kate Beckinsale on Selene's Mighty Return in 'Underworld: Awakening'

Vampire warrior woman Selene (Kate Beckinsale) awakens from a 12-year slumber in "Underworld: Awakening" to a violent new world where humans are hunting her kind as well as Lycans. While shaking off her z's and suiting up for battle, Selene quickly discovers that she now has a young daughter, Eve (India Eisley), who has also been held captive, and a new ally in the form of sympathetic Detective Sebastian (Michael Ealy).

Did Beckinsale have any reservations about donning the skintight latex suit and playing Selene again? Get More »

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Sink Your Teeth Into 5 'Underworld: Awakening' Clips

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No, it's not based on Kate Chopin's 1899 protofeminist novel, so stop asking. The "Awakening" of the title "Underworld: Awakening" refers to a hybrid vampire-Lycan named Eve (India Eisley) who may unite the two warring monster factions before they are both eradicated by the human race.

Kate Beckinsale is back as the werewolf-hunting Death Dealer named Selene, the role that defined her as an action hero and also defined the outline of her backside via one of the tightest leather fetish outfits imaginable. Take a look at the fourth installment of this Goth-friendly franchise. Get More »

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