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‘Frozen’ Has Become The Highest Grossing Animated Film Of All Time

$1 Billion and counting

After another very successful box office haul this weekend, the Walt Disney Company is proud to announce that their Academy Award-winning film Frozen has just become the highest grossing animated film of all time. In addition, Frozen has also become one of the Top 10 highest grossing films of all time. As you may know, the 1994 hand-drawn animated film The Lion King held the record as the highest grossing animated film for many years by the reign of the King is now over. With no signs of slowing down, even after the film has been released for sale on DVD/Blu Ray/digital download, Frozen continues to rake in the money worldwide. Wow. More »

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Watch: Joss Whedon Apologizes To The People Of Seoul In Advance For ‘Messing It Up’ With ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

"Hi, I'm Joss Whedon"
This is a message for the people of Seoul

Last week we saw photos from the North Italian set of the superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron where we got to see Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in character as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for the first time. Today we learn that filming production of Age of Ultron has moved to Seoul, Korea. Director/god Joss Whedon has released a short video message for the people of Seoul where he apologizes in advance for the inconvenience filming will create for the people there. Altho he confesses that production will “mess up” the city for a while, he promises that Seoul will be showcased in such a way as to highlight how amazing the city truly is. Watch the video above and see how sweet Joss is to speak directly to the people of Seoul.

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Why Are There Are No Black People In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

"My black, woman’s body ... is not represented in Aronofsky’s movie"

For weeks now, we’ve been hearing criticisms of the new Darren Aronofsky film Noah from folks who claim the movie isn’t Biblical enough for their liking. Today, tho, I came up on a blog post by Reverend Wil Gafney, Ph.D. who saw the movie on opening night last night and realized very quickly that there are no Black characters AT ALL in the entire film. Not that that this is a good thing but even in horror films there are Black characters who are features and oftentimes killed off early on in the story … but Noah is essentially an origin story that tells the tale of the only surviving human beings to exist after all life on Earth was destroyed by a flood (which Aronofsky‘s film maintains was caused by environmental means and not necessarily the hand of God, which is where the original controversy stems but that’s a discussion for another time) and, as such, should at least give some representation to people of color in the world. That there are no Black people at all in the world featured in Noah, Rev. Gafney maintains, suggests that Black people simply do not exist. More »

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Watch: ‘Palo Alto’, A Film Based On The Short Stories Of James Franco, Releases A First Movie Trailer

Written and Directed by Gia Coppola
Based on the book by James Franco

Gia Coppola, of the famed filmmaking Coppola family, is readying the release of the debut film she wrote and directed which was inspired by a book of short stories written by James Franco. Palo Alto will open in theaters in May and today we get to check out the first trailer for the film. Emma Roberts and Jack Kilmer (son of Val Kilmer) star in Palo Alto alongside Franco himself who also appears in the movie based on his book Palo Alto: Stories. I mean, I know this movie sounds like it’s full of nepotism but there’s a chance it might turn out decently, right? James Franco‘s involvement notwithstanding, I think I like that there’s a new Coppola on the block. Click the video embed above to get your first taste of the new film by a young Coppola and see what you think. I hate to admit it but I’m kinda intrigued by this movie. There something very Virgin Suicides about it that has grabbed my attention. Does this look interesting to any of you?

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‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Releases A Second Movie Poster

The Rules have Changed

After the release of not one but two amazingly fun DINOBOTS-FILLED movie trailers, Transformers: Age of Extinction has released a second promo poster ahead of its release in theaters this June. We got to see the first poster for Age of Extinction way back in September so this second poster is way overdue. This new poster doesn’t give much away, other than the fact that Mark Wahlberg‘s character is seen running away from a massive Transformer. Have a look below. More »

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At Long Last, The World Gets The #SpideySelfie That We Deserve

Super Selfie

Ever since Ellen DeGeneres snapped that super celebrity selfie during the Oscars telecast last month, we’ve seen a lot of other fun selfies from some of our fave celebs. The Simpsons shared a selfie, so did Lupita Nyong’o & Jared Leto, so did Sarah Michelle Gellar & hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr., so did One Direction (to prove they didn’t break up) and so did Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family. So many selfies and not a single superhero among them … until now. Andrew Garfield and his Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-stars snapped a #SpideySelfie with a bunch of fans in Beijing, China … which you can see below. More »

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The Sequel To ‘Magic Mike’ Will Be Titled ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Because, OBVIOUSLY

Have you been anxiously awaiting news of the much-anticipated sequel to Magic Mike. Well, do I have great news for YOU. The Playlist is reporting today that a director and a title has been selected for the male stripper sequel and BOY is the sequel title a doozy. The Magic Mike sequel won’t be called Magic Mike 2 … that would be too small. Instead, the sequel will be titled Magic Mike XXL because the movie will be BIGGER than the original film and not because they title is meant to be a play on male stripper penis size. Brilliant, right? More »

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Mila Kunis Debuts Her Nonexistent Baby Bump On The Red Carpet

Bump ? Watch

Last week we learned unofficially that newly engaged couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are pregnant with their first child and last night, Mila made her first post-pregnancy news appearance on the red carpet at Cinema Con in Las Vegas, NV. Wearing a loose-fitting dress, Mila stood alongside her Jupiter Ascending co-star Channing Tatum to talk about their film … and nothing else. As you can see in the photos below, Mila doesn’t appear to be bumping out at all just yet but it’s clear that all eyes are on her from here on out for signs of a burgeoning baby bump. More »

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First Look: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Releases A First Trailer

Cowabunga?
"Heroes are not born, They're created"

First we learned that Michael Bay (ugh) was planning a new movie based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then we learned that Bay decided to cast Megan Fox in the female lead role of April O’Neil. Shortly thereafter, we saw the first photos of the actors cast to play the Ninja Turtles filming scenes for the movie. Today, all these months later, we get our first look at the just-released first trailer for TMNT. The trailer above isn’t very long but it does give us our first real look at how this new batch of computer generated Turtles will look in the movie. Because I have so much nostalgic love for the original TMNT movies that came out in the early 90s, I’m a bit worried that this new movie won’t measure up (after all, we’re talking about a Michael Bay film). That being said, this first look at the movie appears to be pretty decent. Have a look for yourselves and see what you think of this new incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The movie opens on August 8.

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Watch: Justin Bieber’s Baby ‘Stache Makes Its Motion Picture Debut In The First 10 Minutes Of His ‘Believe’ Movie

Seriously, you can watch the first 10 minutes of 'Believe' right now. Not kidding!
This is how it all begins ...

Back in November we got our first look at the first trailer for Justin Bieber‘s new movie Believe (which opened on Xmas day, just like the blesséd baby Jebus would’ve liked). Today, in honor of the film’s release on DVD, we get to watch the first 10 minutes of Believe right here, right now. No joke. I’m totally serious. And while I understand that some of you would rather gouge your eyes out with rusty nails than watch even a portion of a Justin Bieber movie, I urge you put the nails down and reconsider watching this clip. Remember that sorry excuse for a mustache that The Biebs tried to rock last year? Well, the sad little thing gets it’s due in this movie clip. You’re bound to laugh even a wee bit. C’mon, give it a try. All you have to do is, Belieb.

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