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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Purge' and More

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This week: All crime, including murder, is legal for one 12-hour period a year in "The Purge," a horror thriller in which Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey play a married couple that tries to keep their family safe during the annual event after an intruder gains access to their fortified home.

Also new this week is the trilogy-ending "The Hangover Part III," M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth" starring Will Smith and son Jaden and the impressive sci-fi indie "Europa Report." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

The 13 Most Surprising Producer Credits in Movies

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Sure producers accept the award when a movie wins Best Picture at the Oscars and get to say awesome things like "I'll make you a star, kid!," but what the hell does a producer actually do?

Well, the answer is sometimes everything from coordinating the script's development, financing and hiring the film's director ... and sometimes doing little beyond having a famous name and giving a thumbs-up at the movie's premiere. However, we're sure the following famous folks, who have had surprising producer credits on a variety of flicks, were more hands-on types when it came to getting these 13 movies made. Get More »

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Surprise (Not)! Will Smith Is Considering 'Independence Day 2' Now

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Either Will Smith's considering some kind of pay cut (perhaps thanks to that "After Earth" failness) or director Roland Emmerich is finally ready to pony up to get some of that Big Willy Style all in it for "Independence Day 2."

'Cause last we'd heard, Emmerich wasn't very interested in having Smith jump back into that flight suit or "ID2" since Smith is, in his words, "too expensive" and "too much of a marquee name."

But now he's singing a totally different tune about the man who helped make his '96 alien actioner sequel-worthy in the first place. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Digital Spy

'Focus' Gets Its New K-Stew in That Chick From 'Wolf of Wall Street'

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If you saw the trailer for "The Wolf of Wall Street," chances are a few things stuck with you: Leonardo DiCaprio shaking his groove thang, Jonah Hill being a d-bag, Matthew McConaughey acting loony tunes as eff, and buxom blonde bombshell Margot Robbie offering up some sexy baby talk to Big "Daddy" Leo. For Ms. Robbie to leave such an impression among so many impressionables was a nice little feat.

Before "Wolf," Aussie Robbie had a little luck in the TV-sphere , but now that she's got Martin Scorsese on speed dial — okay, maybe she doesn't — she's totally going places, like into Kristen Stewart's old spot opposite Will Smith for "Focus." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

'Independence Day 2' Can't Afford Will Smith's Big Willy Payrate

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Whether their big mothership viral implant operation was preposterous or not (read: it absolutely was) the humored tough guy-meets-nervous geek dynamic presented by Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in "Independence Day" was one of the movie's better aspects.

Smith's stylish ability to walk that line between action hero and comedic relief in the pic would prove to be the defining characteristic of his movie career, really. But while he's got the ole' holiday-themed blockbuster to thank at least in part for his superstar status, he's gotten way too big for the "ID" britches anymore ... or so says director Roland Emmerich. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: New York Daily News

Welcome (Back) To Earth: 'Independence Day 2' Scheduled For 2015

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They said it couldn't be done. They said it probably wouldn't be done. But by god the long awaited "Independence Day" sequel has been given a release date of July 3rd, 2015. And the people of earth rejoiced for they knew that there have been a lot of new monuments built in the 19 years between now and the first movie that are just ripe for detonation. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Huffington Post

Will and Jaden Smith Share a Totally Appropriate Kiss on Thai TV

Will and Jaden Smith were just doing a routine interview for their new film "After Earth" on Thai TV's "The Woody Show." You know, answering questions about the flick, making jokes, a casual lip lock — wait, what was that last one?

Yep, you heard us right. In a cringe-worthy attempt to prove to viewers he is Father of the Year (unlike the tough-love general he plays in "After Earth"), Will surprised his son Jaden by laying a fat, slobbery kiss on his 14-year-old lips. Saucy. Get More »

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Is 'After Earth' a Scientology Movie?: Church of Scientology Responds

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UPDATE (6/12/13): The Church of Scientology's media center emailed us with this reaction to the piece:

The myth launched by a handful of self-promoters that After Earth is about the Scientology religion and its tenets is silly nonsense. After Earth has as much to do with Scientology as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moby Dick, King Arthur, Homer’s The Odyssey or countless other stories about protagonists overcoming fears and opponents. The Church’s website,, contains accurate information on the Church and the many social programs it supports.

When the first trailer for the new Will Smith sci-fi epic "After Earth" came out, pundits immediately noticed the surface similarities to the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic "Oblivion," as both films deal with solitary heroes trying to survive on a future version of our own ravaged homeworld. Now, though, a somewhat less obvious parallel is being drawn by some critics who are suggesting that "After Earth" is actually heavily based on Scientology, the religion that Cruise helped make famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view). Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Matt Patches

Posters: If Carlton Had Will Smith's Career

Alfonso Ribeiro was always a good sport on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," usually allowing his fame-hungry co-star to steal every scene all to and fro like he was bound and determined to soon become one of the biggest celebrities on the planet or something. But what if Carlton Banks had been a bit more alpha male and grabbed some if not all of the spotlight for himself?

Upon the aftermath of "After Earth," here we imagine a Hollywood in which Ribeiro became a movie star of, well, Will Smith proportions. Hey, at least Martin Lawrence would've had a partner who was more his size.

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Filed Under: NextMovie Originals

Top 5 Most Cuckoo Bananas Quotes from the Will and Jaden Smith Chat

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Will Smith and his 14-year-old son Jaden are not just indistinguishable doppelgangers on the outside; they're also whacked out brothers in arms who share a common interest in slinging around majorly bats**t crazy talk during press chats.

The two tag-teamed a New York Magazine (by way of Vulture) reporter recently on the subject of their latest joint venture movie, "After Earth," and in the process the Smith pair spilled some bananas business like we've never heard before. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture
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