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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' Have a Showdown

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by Jacob Hall November 09, 2014 11:20 AM
Paramount
The showdown between 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' has got to be one of the most interesting things to happen to the box office in 2014. After all, it would be tough to find two movies that are simultaneously so different and so alike. Both are pro-science adventures that are all about using your intelligence to save your friends and family. However, one is an animated, family friendly release from Disney and the other is a three-hour epic from the ever-serious Christopher Nolan. In other words, they represent opposite ends of the blockbuster spectrum.

WookieeLeaks: 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Has a Title Now and Mark Hamill's Beard Contains Many Mysteries

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by Jacob Hall November 07, 2014 10:14 AM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Star: Wars Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'Star Wars: Episode 7' finally gets titled, Mark Hamill's beard reveals a new mystery, and new details about Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters are revealed.

'The Six Billion Dollar Man' Will Reunite Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg

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by Jacob Hall November 06, 2014 04:41 PM
Universal
You can credit 40-plus years of inflation for the title of 'The Six Billion Dollar Man,' the upcoming big screen remake of the beloved '70s series 'The Six Million Dollar Man.' The project is in the early stages of development, but director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are officially attached, reuniting the duo after last year's box office hit, 'Lone Survivor.'

Full Cast For 'Hateful Eight' Confirmed, Plus Official Synopsis Revealed

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by Jacob Hall November 06, 2014 01:51 PM
The Weinstein Co.
The saga of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' began with the screenplay leaking online, continued with Tarantino canceling the project and then resurrecting it following a wonderfully received live reading of the script. Now, it climaxes with the official cast and synopsis being revealed. It's been a bumpy road, but there's a new QT film at the end. The journey should be worth the drama and trouble.

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Final Trailer: The Middle-Earth Saga Goes Out With a War

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by Jacob Hall November 06, 2014 12:48 PM
The final 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer has arrived and, well, it looks like another 'Hobbit' movie. If your faith in director Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-Earth remains unshaken, prepare to get excited. If the previous two films have muted your excitement for the series, prepare to see...more of the same.

'Into the Woods' Trailer: The Cast Actually Gets Around to Singing This Time

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by Jacob Hall November 06, 2014 10:08 AM
The first 'Into the Woods' trailer was strangely lacking in singing, which was an odd way to sell a movie based on one of the most beloved of all modern musicals. Thankfully, Disney has course corrected with trailer number two, which actually lets us see and hear the ensemble cast performing Stephen Sondhiem's iconic songs. It's an improvement by default.

Fox Pushing Andy Serkis For Best Supporting Oscar Nomination for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

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by Jacob Hall November 06, 2014 09:53 AM
20th Century Fox
There have been few performances as effective and moving this year as Andy Serkis' work as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of Apes.' Combining Serkis' raw acting with the technical wizardry of a talented visual effects crew, the role feels like another huge leap forward for motion capture performances. So, naturally, 20th Century Fox is out to get Serkis an Oscar nod, even if it means getting him nominated in the wrong category.