Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

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Movie Franchise Trivia of the Day:

With one week to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, everyone is looking back at the last 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For their recapping fun, IMDb and narrator Brandon Hardesty share some trivial information in a video that breaks the MCU down by the numbers:

 

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Recap, Marvel Superheroes in Real Life, ‘Us’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Recap, Marvel Superheroes in Real Life, ‘Us’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Franchise Recap of the Day:

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in one week. Are you ready? Do you remember what’s happened up until this new installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If not, editor Clark Zhu has compiled a recap of just the events of the movies in Phase 3 of the MCU. As a reminder, this section of the franchise begins with Captain America: Civil War and includes eight more pieces…

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10 Years of Disneynature Films: A Celebration

10 Years of Disneynature Films: A Celebration

For the past decade, Disneynature has been helping to save the planet, one film at a time. Disney first produced films about nature more than 70 years ago and created Disneynature, an independent film unit, in 2008. Since then, films such as Earth, Oceans and African Cats have delighted audiences worldwide, while drawing attention to important environmental issues.

Now the latest Disneynature production, Penguins, will open in theaters on Wednesday, April 17. A new video celebrates the…

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Final ‘Dark Phoenix’ Trailer Threatens the X-Men Universe: Here’s Everything We Know

Final 'Dark Phoenix' Trailer Threatens the X-Men Universe: Here's Everything We Know

An all-new take on a classic X-Men comic book story, Dark Phoenix looks set to establish its own ground rules when it hits the big screen. The action-adventure revolves around Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), who is affected by a powerful cosmic force while on a rescue mission, becoming far more unstable than ever before.

The final trailer offers a further peek at action sequences that look truly spectacular, along with greater insight into Jean Grey's plight and the extent of the threat to…

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Chill Out With ‘Penguins’ Activity Sheets

Chill Out With 'Penguins' Activity Sheets

As documented in Disneynature's all-new adventure Penguins, a young Adélie penguin named Steve comes of age in the chilly, icy Antarctic spring. The clock is ticking: he must build a sturdy home and then find a suitable life partner with whom he can start a family. Oh, did we mention that Steve must do all these things while being targeted by killer whales, leopard seals and other threatening wild creatures?

In contrast, young people of all ages can enjoy a very safe adventure…

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Exclusive ‘Penguins’ Featurette: All About Steve

Exclusive 'Penguins' Featurette: All About Steve

"People are really just going to love this movie," says Ed Helms about Penguins, the latest all-new Disneynature adventure. As the film's narrator — and a new father himself — Helms felt a special kinship with Steve, an Adélie penguin who is the star of the show.

In our exclusive video, Helms explains that the film follows Steve, first as he meets his mate and then as they raise chicks together. "As a new dad," Helms notes, "it really gave me some…

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Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Recap, ’Iron Man’ vs. ‘Batman,’ ‘Us’ in Claymation and More

Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Recap, ’Iron Man' vs. ‘Batman,’ ‘Us’ in Claymation and More

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Franchise Recap of the Day:

We’re less than two weeks from the release of Avengers: Endgame, and that might not be enough time for you to catch up with or revisit all the 21 installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of time. Fortunately, ScreenRant has a recap of the franchise to get you ready for the epic new sequel:

 

Mashup of the Day:

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Next 3 R-rated Horror Thrillers: ‘The Curse of La Llorona,’ ‘Brightburn,’ ‘Child’s Play’

Next 3 R-rated Horror Thrillers: 'The Curse of La Llorona,' 'Brightburn,' 'Child's Play'

Now in theaters, Hellboy features a new star (David Harbour), a new director (Neil Marshall) and a new approach to the material. Inspired by Mike Mignola's classic comic book series, the film includes an abundance of graphic violence and gore, earning its R-rating with abandon.

Three more R-rated horror thrillers will be hitting theaters soon. In a refreshing change, all three will feature women in the lead roles. Let's take a closer look.

The Curse of La Llorona

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First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Reveals a Major Villain’s Return; Here’s Everything We Know

First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Reveals a Major Villain’s Return; Here’s Everything We Know

A fairly short time from now, in a theater not too far away, Star Wars: Episode IX is hitting the big screen to close out the Sequel Trilogy and the “Skywalker Saga” as a whole. This movie is going to be a big deal, not only as the finale of a nine-part story (excluding spin-offs and animated features) but supposedly also as the last time we'll be seeing Original Trilogy characters and the last time we'll be hearing an original score from John Williams. …

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Shazam!’ Sequel in the Works, First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser and More

The Week in Movie News: ‘Shazam!’ Sequel in the Works, First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser and More

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DC plans more Shazam!: The latest installment of the DC Extended Universe was a hit at the box office last weekend, and so naturally there’s going to be a sequel. While there’s no release date set nor a confirmation of Zachary Levi’s return, Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden has been hired to pen Shazam 2, according to The Wrap. David F. Sandberg may also return to direct….

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Her Smell’ Music Video, ‘Hellboy’ Musical Parody, ‘Missing Link’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Her Smell’ Music Video, ‘Hellboy’ Musical Parody, ‘Missing Link’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Music Video of the Day:

Alex Ross Perry’s punk rock movie Her Smell hits theaters today, and to showcase one of its tunes, Gunpowder & Sky released a music video for the fictional all-female band The Akergirls. Watch Her Smell stars Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Dylan Gelula, who perform “Can’t Wait”:

 

Musical Movie Parody of the Day:

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Debuts First Teaser; Top 5 Moments from Star Wars Celebration

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It was arguably the most important and anticipated presentation of the year, and it all went down at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

Disney and Lucasfilm chose Chicago as the location where they would roll out a first look at Star Wars Episode IX, due out this December. Not only is it among the most anticipated movies of the year according to Fandango fans, but it's the culmination of a nine-movie saga that began all the way back in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope.

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‘Teen Spirit’ Exclusive Video: Elle Fanning Says It Must Be Experienced on the Big Screen

'Teen Spirit' Exclusive Video: Elle Fanning Says It Must Be Experienced on the Big Screen

On the small island where she lives off the coast of England, young Violet (Elle Fanning) has a terrific work ethic, both at home and at school. She also has a terrific voice and a tremendous potential to do something more with her talents. Teen Spirit, follows Violet on her quest for musical stardom.

In our exclusive video, Elle Fanning and writer/director Max Minghella talk about Violet. Minghella describes her "massive passion for singing." Fanning notes that Violet lacks…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Pokémon Auditions, ‘Hellboy’ vs. ‘Avengers,’ ‘Dumbo’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Pokémon Auditions, ‘Hellboy’ vs. ‘Avengers,’ ‘Dumbo’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Audition Video of the Day:

Tickets for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu are now on sale! To mark the occasion, Ryan Reynolds, voice of the title character, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the movie’s casting process. This compilation of audition clips also doubles as a guide to the Pokémon appearing in the video game adaptation:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day:

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‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Tickets on Sale Now!

'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' Tickets on Sale Now!

When a detective disappears under mysterious circumstances, his son Tim (Justice Smith) sets off on an urgent mission to find him in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Rather reluctantly, Tim teams up with his father's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), a witty and wily investigator. In their search for clues, they uncover a threat to the future of the entire Pokémon universe.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu opens in theaters everywhere…

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Watch Exclusive ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Clip: Now He Actually Believes

Watch Exclusive 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Clip: Now He Actually Believes

Struggling to complete his latest project, Toby (Adam Driver) is pulled into a world of fantasy in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Increasingly, he finds it difficult to distinguish between dreams and reality as he navigates a variety of comic, dramatic and surreal adventures.

In our exclusive clip, Toby is with a shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote, a dashing and legendary literary figure. When they encounter Ophelia (Olga Kurylenko), the wife of Toby's…

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Kumail Nanjiani Joins Angelina Jolie for Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’; Here’s Everything We Know

Kumail Nanjiani Joins Angelina Jolie for Marvel's ‘The Eternals'; Here's Everything We Know

Less than a year ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told The Wrap that The Eternals was "one of many, many, many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate." Now, the possibility has become a reality and Eternals is moving forward to the next level. 

While there’s still no release date announced, The Eternals does have writers and a director in place…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Missing Link’ Music Video, ‘Shazam!’ Easter Eggs, the Real Places That Inspired ‘Pet Sematary’ and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Missing Link’ Music Video, ‘Shazam!’ Easter Eggs, the Real Places That Inspired ‘Pet Sematary’ and More

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Music Video of the Day:

Laika’s latest stop-motion animated feature, Missing Link, arrives in theaters this Friday, but you can listen to a single off its soundtrack now. Actually, you can also watch the music video for the song, a cover of Walter Martin’s “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” performed by Sofia Reyes, courtesy of Warner Music here:

 

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Next 3 DC Superhero Movies: ‘Joker,’ ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Next 3 DC Superhero Movies: 'Joker,' 'Birds of Prey,' 'Wonder Woman 1984'

An action movie with a good deal of winning humor, Shazam! opened this past weekend to a roaring welcome from audiences and also from critics. The story follows 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who discovers that he can transform into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) simply by saying one word. First, he learns what powers he can wield as a superhero; then he must figure out how best to use those powers to help other people. Mark Strong also stars as a powerful and villainous figure….

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Exclusive ‘Pet Sematary’ Featurette: Burial Ground

Exclusive 'Pet Sematary' Featurette: Burial Ground

Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz move their family to a beautiful corner of the world. There, they meet a kindly neighbor (John Lithgow) and start to enjoy their new surroundings. Then stumble upon a burial place for beloved animals, known locally as Pet Sematary. Soon, events begin to spiral out of control to a frightening degree.

In our exclusive featurette, Jason Clarke refers to the cemetery as an "ancient place that has this power." Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch talk…

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Rachel Weisz and David Harbour Join Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’; Here’s Everything We Know

Rachel Weisz and David Harbour Join Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’; Here's Everything We Know

Fans have been begging Marvel for a Black Widow movie for almost a decade, and now the dream is finally coming alive. The presumably eponymously named Black Widow will feature Scarlett Johansson in the title role, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, whom she's portrayed already in eight installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including this year's Avengers: Endgame. 

Joining Johansson on screen for the solo superhero movie are an exciting ensemble of varied talents….

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The Week in Movie News: First ‘Joker’ Teaser Trailer, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ’Black Widow’ Casting and More

The Week in Movie News: First ‘Joker’ Teaser Trailer, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ’Black Widow’ Casting and More

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BIG NEWS

Rachel Weisz and David Harbour to co-star in Black Widow: Marvel’s Black Widow is getting ready to start filming this summer by filling out its supporting cast with prestige players and rising stars. This week we learned Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Hellboy’s David Harbour will join Scarlett Johansson for the solo superhero prequel. Learn everything we know so far…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Pet Sematary’ Plot Song and Easter Eggs, ‘Shazam!’ Spoofs and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Pet Sematary’ Plot Song and Easter Eggs, ‘Shazam!' Spoofs and More

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Mashup of the Day:

What if instead of a graveyard that resurrected your pets, it’s a place where animals were given celebrity voices? Funny or Die has mashed up the new Pet Sematary with the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle for a very different sort of horror movie, one where talking bears and raccoons are the threat that the Creed family fears most:

 

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Looks Amazing; Here’s Everything We Know

Disney's 'The Lion King' Looks Amazing; Here's Everything We Know

After the monster success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book in 2016, Disney announced that the director would take the helm of another "reimagining" of an animated classic, The Lion King. A string of casting announcements followed as we eagerly awaited a peek at footage.

The footage we've seen from the new version so far looks simply amazing. Here's everything we know about the movie; watch the videos below.

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Fandom on Display, an Expert’s Guide to the Iconic Weapons of the MCU and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Fandom on Display,  an Expert’s Guide to the Iconic Weapons of the MCU and More

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Cosplay of the Day:

Shazam! is now in theaters, and that means we’re seeing fans everywhere dressing up as the titular superhero as they flock to their local screenings. Here’s a group of cosplayers at a showing in the Philippines who didn’t just stop at representing Shazam. They’ve got a Billy Batson, a Freddy Freeman, a villainous Dr. Sivana and even the Wizard Shazam:…

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Exclusive ‘J.T. Leroy’ Trailer Debut: Kristen Stewart Pretends to Be Somebody Else

Exclusive 'J.T. Leroy' Trailer Debut: Kristen Stewart Pretends to Be Somebody Else

In J.T. Leroy, Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) is very excited to be moving to a big city, where she can finally start her life as an adult. She experiences new, great things and is happy to meet new, cool people through her brother Geoffrey (Jim Sturgess). Most notably, she becomes close to Geoffrey's charismatic wife, Laura Albert (Laura Dern), who convinces Savannah to take on a whole new persona.

Laura has written a book under the pen name J.T. Leroy and, for her own purposes, wants…

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First ‘Joker’ Teaser Will Put a Smile on Your Face; Here’s Everything We Know

First ‘Joker’ Teaser Will Put a Smile on Your Face; Here's Everything We Know

Warner Bros. and DC are definitely keeping things interesting with their comic book movies. Soon after introducing a new Joker in Suicide Squad, a different incarnation of the iconic villain will feature in the standalone Joker. This will be more of a crime thriller than traditional superhero fare and will star Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous "clown prince of Gotham City."

The studio just released the first teaser trailer for Joker, and this is definitely not your…

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Next 3 Live-action Disney Remakes: ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

Next 3 Live-action Disney Remakes: 'Aladdin,' 'The Lion King,' 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'

Disney's all-new live-action adventure Dumbo launched into theaters over the weekend, offering up an expanded framework for the classic story of an elephant that can fly. Audiences responded to the fantasy more so than critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes, and we'll expect that trend to continue as more families have the opportunity to see Tim Burton's delightful adaptation, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

Disney has three more live-action…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Tickets Now On Sale, Plus: Our Exclusive Chat with Co-Director Anthony Russo

'Avengers: Endgame' Tickets Now On Sale, Plus: Our Exclusive Chat with Co-Director Anthony Russo

Let's get right to it: Tickets are now officially on sale for Avengers: Endgame right here at Fandango. Go get 'em!

Never before in the history of superhero movies have we seen a single story play out over the course of 22 movies, but on April 26 Avengers: Endgame hits theaters and it will mark the culmination of a narrative journey that began all the way back with 2008's Iron Man. How will the remaining heroes find a way to save the day now that half the universe has…

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‘Captain Marvel’ Actress Mckenna Grace to Star in ‘Ghostbusters 3′; Here’s Everything We Know

‘Captain Marvel’ Actress Mckenna Grace to Star in ‘Ghostbusters 3'; Here’s Everything We Know

It’s time to get slimed at least one more time.

Just when the fate of the Ghostbusters franchise seemed up in the air, another installment is in the works. That’s right, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly, Sony is going back to the popular 1980s series that started it all, but the still-rather-secret sequel isn’t totally clear in how it will connect to the old movies starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

Early this year, Ghostbusters 3 (or whatever the movie will be…

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Exclusive, Bruising ‘Master Z: Ip Man Legacy’ Clip: Tin Chi vs. Kwan Fight

Exclusive, Bruising 'Master Z: Ip Man Legacy' Clip: Tin Chi vs. Kwan Fight

Tin Chi (Max Zhang, Pacific Rim: Uprising) must face off against the fearsome Kwan (Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians) in an exciting clip from Master Z: Ip Man Legacy. The potential for deadly violence increases exponentially once Kwan grabs a sword that is lethal in her hands. What's going on?

Retired to a quiet life as a grocery store owner and father to an adorable little boy, Tin Chi comes out of retirement to help two women threatened by criminals. It's not long before he's…

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New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Teaser is Terrifying; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Teaser is Terrifying; Here's Everything We Know So Far

If you’re a child of the ‘80s or ‘90s, you’re familiar with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The series of children’s books, written by Alvin Schwartz and initially illustrated by Stephen Gammell, were staples of every boy and girl’s book shelf and provided so many of them with so many nightmares. Now there’s a movie adaptation of some of the bone-chilling tales found in the pages of that iconic collection.

Following brief glimpses earlier this…

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The Week in Movie News: Angelina Jolie Joins the MCU, Michael B. Jordan to Play 400-Year-Old Man and More

The Week in Movie News: Angelina Jolie Joins the MCU, Michael B. Jordan to Play 400-Year-Old Man and More

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Angelina Jolie to star in The Eternals: After being in the mix to direct Captain Marvel, megastar Angelina Jolie could finally join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in front of the screen rather than behind the scenes. The actress is in talks to play an undisclosed character in The Eternals, a cosmic comic book adaptation that you can read all about here.

Michael B. Jordan to star…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ as an ‘80s Movie, The History of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ as an ‘80s Movie, The History of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes and More

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Alternate Timeline Movie of the Day:

Shazam! is totally inspired by ‘80s comedies, including Big, but what if the DC superhero movie was actually made around 30 years ago? Here’s a reworking of Shazam! by Sam Ibrahim that makes it look like an ad you’d find on an ‘80s VHS tape, complete with Huey Lewis and the News on the soundtrack:

 

Fan Art of the Day:…

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‘Little’ Tickets Now On Sale, Plus: Watch Our Interview with Issa Rae, Marsai Martin and Regina Hall

'Little' Tickets Now On Sale, Plus: Watch Our Interview with Issa Rae, Marsai Martin and Regina Hall

What happens when a bossy take-no-prisoners mogul is magically transformed into her 13-year-old self? That's the premise for Little (in theaters April 12 — tickets now on sale here at Fandango), a new comedy starring Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall that is also executive produced by Martin, who at 14 is now the youngest executive producer ever in Hollywood.

With tickets now on sale for the film, co-written and directed by Tina Gordon, Fandango sat down for a hilarious extended…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Dumbo’ Director Commentary, Animated ‘Shazam!’ Promo and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Dumbo’ Director Commentary, Animated ‘Shazam!’ Promo and More

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Director Commentary of the Day:

With Dumbo hitting theaters tonight, Vanity Fair got director Tim Burton to discuss one of the big moments of Disney’s live-action reimagining of their animated classic. Burton is joined by legendary costume designer Colleen Atwood as they comment on the look of the movie’s Dreamland parade sequence:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

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First ‘Dora and the City of Gold’ Trailer Unleashes Its Wild Side; Here’s Everything We Know

First 'Dora and the City of Gold' Trailer Unleashes Its Wild Side; Here's Everything We Know

Educational TV show Dora the Explorer began a long run on Nickelodeon in 2000 and proved to be immensely popular over its 172 episodes. It spawned toys, books, video games, foreign adaptations, stage adaptations and a sequel series. Now a big-screen version is heading to movie theaters everywhere.

The first trailer has just dropped and it unleashes its wild side in surprising fashion. Here's everything we know about the upcoming action-adventure.

Who is Dora the Explorer?

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Creepy First Look at ‘Annabelle Comes Home’; Here’s Everything We Know

Creepy First Look at 'Annabelle Comes Home'; Here's Everything We Know

We were first introduced to a diabolical doll named Annabelle in The Conjuring. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga starred as experienced paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were called upon to help a Rhode Island family in 1971.

The horror thriller was a breakout success, leading to the spin-off feature Annabelle. That film was also quite popular, inspiring a prequel, Annabelle: Creation that explored the doll's origins, as well as Annabelle Comes Home, the newly-titled…

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Watch Exclusive ‘Mary Magdalene’ Trailer, See New Poster

Watch Exclusive 'Mary Magdalene' Trailer, See New Poster

Faced with difficult life choices in a harsh and unforgiving time, a young woman decides to follow a path that is strikingly different from what is expected of her. Rooney Mara stars in Mary Magdalene as a faithful woman who chooses to become a follower of Jesus Christ (Joaquin Phoenix).

As our exclusive trailer reveals, Jesus' message touched Mary's heart and prompted her to action. Her choices brought her into conflict with her family and also raised eyebrows among Jesus'…

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‘Us’ Explained: The Twist Ending, the Hidden Meanings, the Box Office Milestones and a Possible Sequel – Spoilers!

‘Us’ Explained: The Twist Ending, the Hidden Meanings, the Box Office Milestones and a Possible Sequel - Spoilers!

If you went to see Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature, Us, over the weekend, congratulations: you’re part of the zeitgeist. If you haven’t seen the filmmaker’s follow-up to the pop culture phenomenon Get Out, then go check it out as soon as possible and then come back here when you have. This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS about the hit new movie.

Us debuted to critical acclaim (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a domestic gross of $ 71 million. But many of us left the theater a…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Us’ Easter Eggs and Plot Song, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in Lego and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Us’ Easter Eggs and Plot Song, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in Lego and More

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Easter Eggs of the Day:

If you’ve seen Us, as millions of people did over the weekend, you might have some questions about the meanings of various elements. This video from CZsWorld details all the movie’s Easter eggs and also offers analysis of everything from the rabbits to the repeated number 11 to the reference to Hands Across America:

 

Fake Plot Song of the Day:…

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Set Visit: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Sequel

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Set Visit: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Sequel

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet returns to theaters this summer. And by biggest, we mean in terms of physical size. Everyone’s favorite kaiju creature will be back in the eponymously titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is a sequel to the 2014 Godzilla reboot and the third installment of the franchise that also includes 2017's Kong: Skull Island. 

This time, Godzilla is not alone. The king of the monsters will be joined on screen by a few of his most…

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Say ‘Shazam!’ For An Exclusive Clip Of The Movie, and Get Tickets To See It Two Weeks Early

Say 'Shazam!' For An Exclusive Clip Of The Movie, and Get Tickets To See It Two Weeks Early

Can you keep a secret? On March 23, you can be among the very first to see Shazam! when Fandango brings the latest DC Comics movie to theaters nationwide for one day only prior to its official April 5 release. To grab tickets and find out where Shazam! will be screening early by you, fly on over to our Fandango Early Access page right here.

To celebrate these Early Access screenings, we're debuting an exclusive clip from the film. To see how Billy Batson (Asher Angel) deals with the…

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‘Pet Sematary’ Tickets Now on Sale: Watch The Stars and Filmmakers Explain The Biggest Changes Between Book and Movie

'Pet Sematary' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch The Stars and Filmmakers Explain The Biggest Changes Between Book and Movie

Fresh off its frightening debut at SXSW, where it was identified as the scariest movie to see as soon as possible, Pet Sematary is heading to theaters with terrific early buzz. In the latest adaptation of Stephen King's iconic novel, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star as parents who move their family to a beautiful new home with the best of intentions, never suspecting that they will soon be unleashing undead terrors that they could never have imagined. John Lithgow also stars as a kindly…

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Today in Movie Culture: Jordan Peele’s Guides to Horror Movies, ‘Us’ as a Superhero Movie and More

Today in Movie Culture: Jordan Peele’s Guides to Horror Movies, ‘Us’ as a Superhero Movie and More

 

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Genre Guide of the Day:

As his new horror movie, Us, arrives in theaters this weekend, writer/director Jordan Peele teamed up with the Wall Street Journal for a video guide to the genre of scares and iconic slashers. Find out Peele’s feelings about horror tropes, final girls, and the best scary movie villains to team-up for an Avengers of horror:

 

Film History Lesson of the Day:…

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The Week in Movie News: Noah Centineo is He-Man, First ’Toy Story 4’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Trailers and more

The Week in Movie News: Noah Centineo is He-Man, First ’Toy Story 4’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Trailers and more

 

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Noah Centineo to play He-Man: Sony and Mattel may have finally found their new He-Man, as The Wrap revealed that Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) has the power of Grayskull and is in talks to star as Prince Adam in the action figure and ‘80s cartoon adaptation Masters of the Universe.

 

Florence Pugh joins Black Widow: Although it’s not been revealed when the solo Black Widow movie will arrive in theaters, casting…

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Today in Movie Culture: How Jordan Peele Transitioned From Comedy to Horror, Nicolas Cage in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and More

Today in Movie Culture: How Jordan Peele Transitioned From Comedy to Horror, Nicolas Cage in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and More

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Filmmaker in Focus:

With Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature, Us, hitting theaters this weekend, Vulture looks at the filmmaker’s career as he seamlessly jumped from being a sketch comedy star to the hottest new horror writer and director. The key to the transition, as pointed out in this video, is that comedy and horror aren’t that dissimilar:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

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Watch ‘Missing Link’ Exclusive Featurette: Mr. Link

Watch 'Missing Link' Exclusive Featurette: Mr. Link

The missing link can talk! He can also read and write, to the surprise of famed explorer Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman), who meets the adorably literal creature (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Link needs Sir Lionel's assistance to guide him to his cousins in Shangri-La. Their journey will be long, arduous and entirely delightful in Missing Link, opening soon in theaters everywhere.

In our exclusive featurette, we step behind the scenes as…

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Early Access: Here’s How Star Zachary Levi Thinks You Should Experience ‘Shazam!’ In Theaters

Early Access: Here's How Star Zachary Levi Thinks You Should Experience 'Shazam!' In Theaters

On March 23, you can be among the very first to see Shazam! when Fandango brings the latest DC Comics movie to theaters nationwide for one day only prior to its official April 5 release. To grab tickets and find out where Shazam! will be screening early by you, fly on over to our Fandango Early Access page right here.

To celebrate these early screenings, we sat down with Shazam! star Zachary Levi for a special episode of Concession Confessions. What is the…

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Ezra Miller is Writing ‘The Flash’; Here’s Everything We Know

Ezra Miller is Writing ‘The Flash'; Here’s Everything We Know

The last time we saw The Flash on the big screen, he was racing Superman at the end of Justice League. Fans of the speedy superhero have hoped that a solo movie for Barry Allen would soon follow, and actor Ezra Miller is among those anxious for the character to return to theaters in his own spinoff adventure. Fortunately, Warner Bros. is all for finally giving The Flash his first live-action motion picture and plans are already set in motion.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest…

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First ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Debuts; Here’s Everything We Know

First 'Toy Story 4' Trailer Debuts; Here's Everything We Know

The next release from Pixar will be Toy Story 4. Though Toy Story 3 appeared to wrap up the series nicely back in 2010, Toy Story 4 will be a road trip adventure that will stand apart from the first three installments. Here's everything we know about the film.

What's the story?

Here is how Pixar describes it: "Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Meets ‘Big,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Meets ‘Big,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Mashup of the Day:

Well, this was inevitable. Ever wish Tom Hanks had starred in a superhero movie? Shazam! is heavily inspired by the classic Hanks-led fantasy comedy Big, so Nerdist went ahead and perfectly mashed the trailer for the new entry in the DC Extended Universe franchise with that and other Hanks movies, including The ‘Burbs and Joe Versus the Volcano:

 

Cosplay of…

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‘Shazam’ Is Coming To Theaters Two Weeks Early

'Shazam' Is Coming To Theaters Two Weeks Early

DC Comics is back on the big screen this April 5 with Shazam!, a comedic superhero movie about family and wish fulfillment. Anticipation for the film is sky high as moviegoers can't wait to see Zachary Levi introduced as the next major DC superhero, and so Fandango is fulfilling your wishes by bringing the film to theaters two weeks early. 

That's right — on March 23, you can be among the very first to see Shazam! when Fandango brings the latest DC Comics movie to theaters…

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Exclusive, Evocative ‘The Mustang’ Clip: Marquis

Exclusive, Evocative 'The Mustang' Clip: Marquis

How do you communicate with a horse? In The Mustang, Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) has no idea. He's a violent convict who has been given the opportunity to join a rehabilitation therapy program in which participants train wild horses.

In our exclusive clip, Roman seeks advice from Henry (Jason Mitchell) about his unnamed horse. Henry points out: 'Everyone needs a name,' leading Roman to a decision about what to call the wild mustang.

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The Week in Movie News: James Gunn Returns for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ Finds a Director and More

The Week in Movie News: James Gunn Returns for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ Finds a Director and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

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James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Disney and Marvel Studios reinstated James Gunn as the director of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie after the studio had fired him last summer over inappropriate past social media content. Gunn, who wrote and directed the first two Guardians installments, had already scripted Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but the sequel is still delayed…

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Today in Movie Culture: If J. Jonah Jameson Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Actresses Almost Cast as Captain Marvel and More

Today in Movie Culture: If J. Jonah Jameson Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Actresses Almost Cast as Captain Marvel and More

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Character Reprisal of the Day:

J. Jonah Jameson hasn’t made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, but many fans wish J.K. Simmons could just reprise the role as he played in the first Spider-Man trilogy. That might never happen, but at least here’s an animation of a Simmons-voiced Jameson as he would appear in Avengers: Endgame:

What would it be like if J. Jonah Jameson was in…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Easter Eggs, ‘Apollo 11’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Easter Eggs, ‘Apollo 11’ Director Commentary and More

 

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Easter Eggs of the Day:

Marvel dropped a surprise new trailer for Avengers: Endgame today, and Mr. Sunday Movies quickly created this video highlighting all the Easter eggs and also breaking down everything we learned about the highly anticipated sequel with the latest spot:

 

Superhero Parody of the Day:

Speaking of the Avengers movies, the Hulk was spoofed in a Saturday Night…

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Captain Marvel Returns in New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Captain Marvel Returns in New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Ever since the devastating ending of Avengers: Infinity War, moviegoers have been dying to see what happens next and find out just what's become of not only half of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fourth crossover tentpole of the franchise, Avengers: Endgame, will see theatrical release just under a year later, hopefully with all our questions answered. 

We’re just over a month away from Endgame’s release, and a new trailer…

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Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’; Here’s Everything We Know

Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’; Here’s Everything We Know

Marvel is on a roll with an inclusion initiative for its cinematic universe. Following the humongous success of Black Panther and Captain Marvel, the studio is ready to put the Asian superhero movie Shang-Chi into production. We’d heard a few months ago that Marvel was fast-tracking the project, and now the important pieces are coming into place.

First up is the news, courtesy of Deadline, that Marvel has chosen a director for the movie. And they’ve gone inclusive with the hire,…

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