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Watch ‘Monster,’ the Short Film That Inspired ‘The Babadook’

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Although it doesn't hit theaters until next month, we can tell you that 'The Babadook' is one of the best horror movies of 2014 and that director Jennifer Kent is someone you will want to keep your eyes on for the foreseeable future. However, before her film freaked everyone out at Sundance and Fantastic Fest, Kent made a short film titled 'Monster,' which acted as a warm-up to her first feature gig. If you want to get a taste of 'The Babdook' and have already seen the trailer, this is the next logical place to go.

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Filed Under: Category: Horror, Movie News, Videos

WookieeLeaks: You’ve Got Some Harry Potter in My ‘Star Wars’

Marvel
Marvel

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, Daniel Radcliffe visits the 'Star Wars' set, blurry set photos hit the internet, and Alex Ross reveals a great new comic book cover.

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The ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Will Hire a Female Director

Wonder Woman movie director
DC

While Marvel still figures out if and when they're going to make a female-led superhero movie, DC at least has them beat in that area. While Warner Bros. struggles to catch up to the established 'Avengers' universe with their upcoming slate of 'Justice League' movies, they've at least got Marvel beat with the announcement of a solo 'Wonder Woman' movie. Starring Gal Gadot, the film is scheduled to open in theaters in 2017. But, one thing everyone was keeping a close eye on (ourselves included) was whether the 'Wonder Woman' movie would actually commit to a female director. Now, we can rest easy as word comes that Warner Bros. is specifically looking to a woman for the job.

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‘Judge Dredd: Superfiend’ Trailer Is a Really Twisted Animated Throwback

Judge Dredd Superfiend Trailer

While it's pretty unlikely that we'll be getting an official sequel to 'Dredd,' the world of Mega-City One lives on in animated form thanks in part to 'Dredd' producer Adi Shankar, who backed the new online animated series 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend' as a thank you to fans. This new web series might not be quite what you're expecting, but that's not a bad thing. Fans of the character and his origins should be plenty delighted about the twisted and weird look and tone of this series.

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‘Into the Woods’ Featurette Actually Features the Cast Doing Some Singing

Into the Woods Meryl Streep

When we saw the initial teaser for Disney's 'Into the Woods' movie, the thing that was missing from our first peek at the upcoming musical was the actual, you know, musical part. But thanks to this new featurette on the film, we can hear bits and pieces of the songs from the adaptation of the classic musical, from the mouths of stars like Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

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‘Justice League’ and DC’s TV Shows Are Taking the Multiverse Approach

Justice League
Warner Bros.

In case you couldn't already tell by the way things are playing out between all the DC properties, there's no real continuity like there is with the Marvel films and television shows. Where Marvel has a vision and a plan in place with everyone working together in harmony to realize that vision, DC is like a room full of introverts with their heads down, doing their own thing. Marvel has the Cinematic Universe which has now extended to TV, and to explain what DC is up to, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is likening their approach to a concept DC comics fans will instantly recognize: The Multiverse.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: Is a Teaser Trailer Coming This Fall?

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Filming is currently under way for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' and while the film won't hit theaters until 2016, rumor has it that we could see a teaser trailer in the next couple of months. That's not entirely implausible, given that the film did show off a little teaser action at Comic-Con over the summer, and Warner Bros. does have another major event film hitting theaters pretty soon.

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The Wrap Up: Aaron Sorkin Chats About Christian Bale’s Steve Jobs Casting

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Christian Bale is officially confirmed to play Steve Jobs, listen to the vocal chops of the 'Into the Woods' cast, and puzzle over the possible plot of 'The Mummy.'

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Filed Under: Category: Movie News

Johnny Depp’s Dumb Hats, Ranked

Fox
Fox

Johnny Depp has worn many hats . Not in the artistic sense -- though he's also written and directed a film, and produced a handful of others, and has even been known to sing on command. No, we mean in the literal sense. The man has literally worn many dumb hats. His fondness for hats (on-screen, at least) can be traced as far back as '21 Jump Street,' and ever since then he's been insistent on making headwear some sort of affectation or statement or "his thing." It's not an exaggeration, either. Just when you think you've found a film in which Johnny Depp does not wear a hat ... boom, he sneaks one in on you. Here, we've collected and ranked Johnny Depp's dumb hats from his on-screen appearances, ranked in order from least dumb to the absolute dumbest. (To include the many dumb hats he wears off-screen would be too exhaustive.)

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Movie News, Original Features

Trophy Talk: Can ‘Whiplash’ Win Best Picture?

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People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss the possibility of 'Whiplash' being a dark horse Best Picture winner.

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