Movies

Happy Birthday To You Is Now Free To Use

Warner Music has formally surrendered in its years-long battle to retain the copyright to Happy Birthday To You. Via the New York Daily News: The universally beloved, though lyrically limited, song, “Happy Birthday to You” will soon be available for free to filmmakers and the like, thanks to a music publishing company’s decision to back off fighting a judge who ...

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TRAILER: Hardcore Henry

An entire movie in the style of a first-person shooter video game. Deadline recaps: A lot of movies have been adapted from video games but, so far as I know anyway, there hasn’t yet been a feature-length film that mines video games for inspiration but also cuts out the middle man entirely. Quite literally that’s the case with Hardcore Henry, ...

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TRAILER: The Jungle Book

Forbes raves: I was not expecting The Jungle Book to get the “enjoy this commercial, now go online for the second trailer” treatment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier got back in 2014. Alas, always expect the unexpected with the Mouse House. The one thing that really stood out about this trailer, which obviously was the intent, is the fact ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Zombie Evolution

Game Rant recaps: Be it with recent films like Maggie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, television shows like Fear the Walking Dead, books such as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and video games including Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′s Zombies mode as well as Left 4 Dead, it’s safe to say that the pop culture landscape is practically littered with the ...

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TRAILER: Cauke For President

Yesterday Titan Media announced that it will pay $1M to disgraced former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock if he agrees to perform in one of their “hardcore” films. The stunt was timed as a lead-up to their coming take on the Schock scandal, Cauke For President. As you can see, this here website thingy plays the vehicle in which Sen. Mike ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #139 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea have a field day in the zany Preston Sturges comedy PALM BEACH STORY (1942). With able support from such Sturges comic regulars as William Demarest, Jimmy Conlin, Roscoe Ates and with a brilliant comedic turns by Rudee Vallee and Mary Astor, it’s a happy, slapstick, free for all, loaded with sophisticated dialogue, unexpected ...

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Curtains For Gotham’s Ziegfeld Theater

The Ziegfeld Theater, the largest single-screen movie house in Gotham and host to countless red carpet premieres, will close shortly to become a “luxury events” venue. Via the New York Daily News: The massive Art Deco movie theater, which opened in 1969 and is now showing, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is expected to shut its doors in just a ...

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TRAILER: Eye In The Sky

Via Radio Times: After the sad news of Alan Rickman’s passing last week, many fans took comfort in the fact that his work lives on through the many films he worked on, including a couple of movies that hadn’t even been released yet. Now, the first trailer for Rickman’s last live-action performance has been released. Called Eye in the Sky, ...

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TRAILER: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

From PeeWee.com: The new film stars the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, ME!! In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires me to take my first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. The film stars me (!), Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL), Jessica Pohly (Stalker), Alia Shawkat (Arrested ...

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TRAILER: Neighbors 2

Variety recaps: Onetime enemies Zac Efron and Seth Rogen team up in the first trailer for “Neighbors 2” to wage war against a common foe: a sorority. The trailer for “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” released by Universal on Tuesday, finds Rogen’s Mac Radner and Rose Byrne’s Kelly Radner facing off against new neighbors, Kappa Kappa Nu, as they expect their ...

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Benghazi Flick Flops At Box Office

Director Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi turned in a middling-poor performance at the box office this weekend, finishing fourth with an estimated gross of $16M, less than half of the $35M brought in by the top grossing Ride Along 2. Movie sites are falling over each other today trying to figure out what went wrong, especially ...

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Adam Lambert To Play Eddie In Rocky Horror Reboot

Adam Lambert will play the role immortalized by Meatloaf in the coming television reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yahoo reports: “I grew up watching Rocky Horror but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” Lambert said. “Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! ...

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TRAILER: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Via the Guardian: A surprise trailer for a sequel to Cloverfield has launched, causing frenzied speculation online. 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, was previously known as both Valencia and The Cellar and thought to be a short film. But to the surprise of audiences, a trailer revealed on 14 January – attached to prints of Michael Bay’s 13 ...

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2016 Oscar Nominations Announced

The Revenant led this morning’s 2016 Oscar nominations with 12 nods. At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest to win a fourth nomination. From the Washington Post: The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning. In acting categories, many of the same stars who were honored during the Golden Globes on Sunday were nominated, including Brie ...

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Actor Alan Rickman Dies At Age 69

The Guardian reports: Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of ...

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TRAILER: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Indie Wire recaps: Tackling a subject that has been political fodder for a good chunk of the year, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Giuntoli, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and David Costabile, are the men enlisted for [director Michael] Bay’s version of the tale, which he insists will be an “in-depth look at what’s going on inside that ...

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TRAILER: Sticky: A (Self) Love Story

Trailer recap: As a majority of the world progresses in becoming a more sexually accepting society, masturbation remains a sticky subject that few dare to touch. “Sticky: A (Self) Love Story” features interviews with over 60 celebrities, sexologists, educators, authors, law makers, religious figures and entertainers covering the topic from a range of perspectives, including Hustler Magazine Founder Larry Flynt, ...

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