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20 ‘Iron Man’ Facts About Your Favorite Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 5, 2015 @ 11:36 AM
We know that Tony Stark's Iron Man suit is powerful—when fully charged, it can lift over 100 tons—but, we probably didn't realize just how heavy it is. The original suit in the first ‘Iron Man’ movie weighed over 90 lbs. That's big, hot costume to have to act in all day. And, to think, it was almost not even Robert Downey, Jr. underneath all that armor. Find out which other actors made the cut, and a lot more, in the latest invincible installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Trailer Breakdown: What Can We Sense About Netflix’s Man Without Fear?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2015 @ 2:41 PM
Marvel / Netflix
Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ finally blinded us with its action-packed first trailer, but with all 13 episodes debuting as far away as April 10, we couldn’t resist feeling our way through the full promo frame by frame, and sensing every spoiler within. Get an eyeful of everything you missed in the first official trailer for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ series, only on Netflix!

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer: What Secrets Are Revealed in the New Footage?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2015 @ 11:05 AM
HBO
This past weekend saw HBO conjuring its first official trailer for ‘Game of Thrones,’ season 5, bringing plenty of battles, boobs and magical teases of the new episodes premiering Sunday, April 12. We couldn’t help diving a little deeper into every frame of footage for literary details, so what secrets of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have we unlocked?

100 Interesting Movies Facts You May Not Know

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by Pete Schiecke February 4, 2015 @ 7:38 AM
Did you know that up until first ‘X-Men’ film required it, neither Patrick Stewart nor Sir Ian McKellan had ever played chess? Or that O.J. Simpson was once considered to play the Terminator but was deemed too likable to play a villain? We've collected 100 movie facts—some of which even the biggest film fanatics may not know.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: February 2015

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by Britt Hayes February 2, 2015 @ 2:41 PM
NBC
If you’ve signed up for Amazon Prime, you should probably be taking advantage of their Instant Video streaming service, which offers tons of film and TV titles free to subscribers. This month brings some 2014 film favorites, including ‘Joe’ and ‘Mood Indigo,’ along with the second seasons of ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Orphan Black.’ And if you’re looking for something more romantic to watch in February, Amazon’s got you covered there, too. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video this February.

Monday Morning Critic: The Premiere of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and the Pleasures of “Anomaly Episodes”

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by Ryan McGee February 2, 2015 @ 9:48 AM
ABC
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a review of a new ABC comedy and a discussion of one of television’s most important narrative assets.

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 2, 2015 @ 9:20 AM
A24/Pixar/Warner Bros.
This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.

Bing! 10 ‘Groundhog Day’ Facts to Celebrate February 2

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 2, 2015 @ 8:38 AM
“Then put your little hand in mine. There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb...” OK campers, rise and shine, it's time for some ‘Groundhog Day’ facts to celebrate the best movie about the goofiest holiday! If you ever wondered why Phil Connors was stuck in a seemingly endless time loop, or exactly how much time he spent stuck living the same day over and over and over, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest fuzzy installment of You Think You Know Movies!

WookieeLeaks: Boba Fett, Han Solo and a Bunch of Muppets

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by Jacob Hall January 30, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
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, comb through the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off news, learn the full of extent of Disney’s franchise plans, and learn Ewan McGregor’s very important opinion on that new lightsaber.

Kevin Costner on Why He Spent $9 Million of His Own Money to Make ‘Black or White’

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by Mike Sampson January 29, 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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'Black or White' is a movie Costner admits no one in Hollywood wanted to make. So, he made it his damn self. With his own money. $9 million of his own money. If it seems like the kind of thing that a lot of people would advise against, you're right. We sat down with the actor to talk about this, and why he felt 'Black or White' was so important to invest so much of his own money in.