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First ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Sneak Peek Takes You Behind the Scenes of a Legendary Adventure

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by Britt Hayes April 11, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
While we wait for the official trailer to arrive, Legendary debuted the first sneak peek at Kong: Skull Island, taking us behind the scenes of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ epic journey into the heart of King Kong's origins. The featurette offers our first real look at the upcoming reboot, with footage from the Vietnam set and interviews with cast and crew members, and Tom Hiddleston packing a very large gun.

Brie Larson Hugged Every Sexual Assault Survivor at the Oscars

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 29, 2016 @ 8:58 AM
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If you watched last night’s Oscars, surely you saw Lady Gaga’s showstopper performance of “Til It Happens to You,” her Oscar nominated song from The Hunting Ground. Gaga’s performance, which brought the audience to its feet, introduced survivors of sexual assault onto the stage at the end of the song as they all stood hand-in-hand. It was a powerful moment, but equally as powerful was a moment you didn’t see: Oscar-winner walking up and hugging every single survivor as they walked off stage during a commercial break.

Can Netflix and A24 Make It to the Oscars with ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and ‘Room’?

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by Erin Whitney October 21, 2015 @ 8:28 AM
Each week, ScreenCrush will analyze the Oscar potentials. This past weekend saw the opening of three big studio films in wide release, with a handful of limited releases shining even brighter. It’s the little guys and festival favorites that are already garnering the most Oscar buzz: Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation and A24’s Room. But can Netflix and the up-and-coming indie distribution company make it all the way to the Academy Awards?

Brie Larson to Square Off With Steve Carell in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Tennis Drama

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by Britt Hayes September 20, 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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Following her highly acclaimed role in Room, Brie Larson is continuing her winning streak with Battle of the Sexes. The actress will replace Emma Stone in the upcoming tennis drama that pits her against Steve Carell in the true story of the riveting tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

‘Room’ Review: See It Without Tissues at Your Own Risk

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by Matt Singer September 18, 2015 @ 8:43 AM
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If you feeling like throw up for a couple hours, take a look at the Wikipedia page for the Elisabeth Fritzl case. Fritzl was imprisoned in 1984 by her father Josef; she didn’t escape until 2008. In the intervening years, Josef repeatedly raped his daughter, and she gave birth to seven of his children; four of them remained incarcerated with Elisabeth, while the other three were adopted by Josef and his wife (he claimed he found them abandoned). Finally, after 24 years of the worst torture imaginable, Elisabeth managed to break free.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Adds Jason Mitchell for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Reunion

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by Britt Hayes August 25, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
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A couple of weeks ago Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which has recently been diversifying its lineup with Samuel L. Jackson also in talks to co-star. Today brings news that Skull Island will feature a mini-Straight Outta Compton reunion, as Jason Mitchell has also joined the cast.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Picks Up ‘Jurassic World’ Writer for Last Minute Screenplay Duty

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2015 @ 5:54 PM
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Kong: Skull Island is preparing to head into production in Hawaii with stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson on board, but they’ve got one more stop to make before they officially begin shooting — Jurassic World screenwriter Derek Connolly has been tapped to do a little last-minute scripting on the project.