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James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Sequels Back-to-Back

Although I did enjoy “Avatar” — the theatrical version, not the overlong extended cut — the idea of sitting through three sequels seems a little daunting. For me, everything I needed to know about Pandora and its inhabitants is contained within the first feature. Anything else beyond the end credits is simply superfluous. Unless Zoe Saldana sheds the blue skin …

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Brave Movie: Disney-Pixar’s Latest Rises to the Top

“Brave”, the latest movie from cinematic behemoth Disney-Pixar, found its way to the top of the box office this weekend, scoring an estimated $66 million in ticket sales. Following close behind was “Madagascar 3”, the second sequel to director Eric Darnell Tom McGrath hit animated film. Debuting further down the road was Timur Bekmambetov’s action/horror hybrid “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, …

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Ben Affleck Cuts Down on Work to Avoid Unwanted Attention

Ben Affleck, once upon a time, was fodder for the blood-thirsty tabloid press. During his days as Jennifer Lopez’s main squeeze, the “Reindeer Games” actor couldn’t take two steps without running into either a paparazzo armed with a camera or a newspaper with his face plastered across the front of it. Of course, dating someone as famous as Lopez comes …

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Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez Discuss Paparazzi in $ellebrity

Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Salma Hayek, and Elton John, among others, discuss the living hell that is the paparazzi in photographer/director Kevin Mazur’s upcoming documentary “$ellebrity”. The film, which debuted at South by Southwest last March, gives audiences a chance to hear just how agitating, annoying, and downright frustrating life can be when you’re dealing with opportunistic …

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Jim Parsons Lends His Voice to Dreamworks’ Happy Smekday!

Jim Parsons and Rihanna are joining forces for the upcoming Dreamworks animated science fiction flick “Happy Smekday!”, which is based on author Adam Rex’s best-selling children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday”. The film marks the first big-screen animated feature for singer Rihanna, who made her acting debut as Petty Officer Cora ‘Weps’ Raikes in Peter Berg’s 2012 box office …

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Andrew Sarris, Influential Film Critic, Dead at 83

Andrew Sarris, the man responsible for championing the “auteur theory” and a pioneer of the annual Top 10 films list, has passed away due to complications from an infection. He was 83. Inspired by his love of film, Sarris made a name for himself writing reviews for The Village Voice — his first write-up was for the Alfred Hitchcock film …

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Richard Lynch, B-Movie Veteran, Dead at 76

Richard Lynch, an actor who needs no introduction to those who grew up watching B-movies in the 80’s, passed away on Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, California. Specific details surrounding his death have not been released. He was 76 years-old. Best known for his roles in director Albert Pyun’s fantasy epic “Sword and the Sorcerer” and Andrew Fleming’s …

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Hugh Jackman Tapped to Host Free Short Film Festival in NYC

Hugh Jackman is pretty much a household name at this stage in the game. If you don’t know the guy from his contributions to the “X-Men” franchise, chances are you’re familiar with his other endeavors. Not only is the guy a big-time Hollywood actor, apparently he’s a song-and-dance man, as well, touring the country and wowing audiences with his unstoppable …

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New Sesame Street Movie: 20th Century Fox Acquires Rights

A new Sesame Street movie is currently in the works, according to the folks over at the Hollywood Reporter. 20th Century Fox recently secured motion picture rights to the property, and have tapped Shawn “Real Steel” Levy’s 21 Laps to produce alongside Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360’s Guymon Casady. Even though I’m well into my 30’s and have …

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Highest-Paid Actress: Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes List

Highest-paid actress honor goes to someone you may not expect. Unless, of course, you’re a diehard “Twilight” fan who follows every single step that its female lead takes. Kristen Stewart, otherwise known as Bella Swan/Cullen, has risen to the top of Forbes highest paid actresses list. The “Zathura” co-star may only be 22 years-old, but she’s managed to cash a …

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Star Trek Sequel: Chris Pine, Alex Kurtzman Remain Tight-Lipped

Fans have been clambering for information regarding the highly-anticipated “Star Trek” sequel since the film’s announcement, though, in true J.J. Abrams fashion, very little about the project has been made available to the public. Outside of a few rumors regarding Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Kahn — even IMdB Pro has him listed as “rumored” — specific details about the flick …

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Weekend Box Office: That’s My Boy, Rock of Ages Fail to Perform

The weekend box office numbers proved that star power doesn’t automatically add up to solid ticket sales. Adam’s Sandler’s “That’s My Boy” and the Tom Cruise musical “Rock of Ages” stumbled out of the gate on Friday, giving Paramount’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and Sony’s “Prometheus” an opportunity to claim the top two spots, respectively. Although analysts feel that …

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