Saturday, October 31, 2015

5 'Star Wars' Fan Theories That Are Too Good Not to Be True

Who doesn't love a good fan theory? Sometimes it's not enough to take movies at face value. Sometimes you have to read between the lines, employ a little out-of-the-box thinking and make connections between characters or events that no one ever expected. A lot of fan theories sound like utter nonsense, but sometimes they make so much sense you find yourself wishing they were true.

Between the various movies, TV shows, comics, novels and other media, the "Star Wars" franchise has attracted its fair share of fan theories over the years. As we wait these last few weeks for "The Force Awakens," we've selected seven Star Wars fan theories that are so convincing we can't help but wonder if they might be true.

1. Qui-Gon Jinn Is a Secret Sith
It's no secret that Qui-Gon Jinn was a little unorthodox as far as Jedi Knights go. But could he actually have been a Sith Lord in disguise? As this theory points out, Qui-Gon's master, Count Dooku, eventually broke away from the Jedi Order and became Darth Tyrannus. Those who follow the Expanded Universe fiction will know that Qui-Gon's former pupil, Quinlan Vos, had his own brushes with the Dark Side. It stands to reason that Qui-Gon himself has faced similar battles between the good and evil sides of his personality.
The real crux of this theory involves the ability of some Jedi to manifest as Force Ghosts after death. The Prequels taught us that most Jedi don't learn this ability. Somehow Qui-Gon was able to master the trick and pass it on to both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. So how did Anakin Skywalker pick up this particular skill after becoming Darth Vader? According to this fan theory, the ability to become a Force Ghost is unique to the Sith, not the Jedi. Qui-Gon and Anakin both learned how during their Sith studies, and Yoda and Obi-Wan were let in on this juicy secret.

This theory makes even more sense when you consider that the Jedi speak of becoming one with the Force after death, whereas the Sith are obsessed with individuality and living forever. Which group would be more likely to value the ability to become a sentient ghost for all eternity?

2. Han Solo Could Be a Jedi -- And Doesn't Know It
In all six "Star Wars" movies, only one character has been allowed to wield a lightsaber despite not being a Jedi. We're talking, of course, about Han Solo, who once borrowed Luke's blade to hollow out a Tauntaun sleeping bag for his frostbitten buddy.

But is it possible that Han actually is a Force user and just doesn't realize it? Look at the extraordinary feats Han carried out - navigating an asteroid field despite overwhelming odds, dodging Greedo's blaster bolt at point blank range, defeating Boba Fett while blind. He even managed to defeat the Dark Lord of the Sith in a dogfight.

All of this takes a lot more than luck and the skill of an ordinary pilot. These are feats only a Jedi could have accomplished. And Han being a Jedi would add a level of irony to his conversation with Obi-Wan in "Episode IV," when he dismissed the Jedi as "a hokey religion."

3. "Star Wars" Doesn't Actually Take Place In a Different Galaxy
Despite that iconic opening crawl, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...," there are some fans who think the events of Star Wars unfolded a lot closer to home.

For one thing, there are a surprising number of similarities between our world and the worlds of "Star Wars." The movies feature a lot of very normal-looking humans speaking English, farming, playing chess and generally living in a way that wouldn't be so different from our own if we had the ability to travel .5 past lightspeed. What are the odds another civilization in the galaxy would look so similar to our own?

The real meat of this theory, though, involves the apparent ties between the Star Wars franchise and a little film called "E.T." Remember the Halloween sequence in "E.T.," when the plucky alien refugee saw a child dressed as Yoda and acted like he recognized them? Maybe that's because E.T.'s race are members of the Galactic Senate, as proven by a cameo appearance in "Episode I." Both "Star Wars" and "E.T." are apparently part of the same universe, and that universe also includes 1980's-era Earth.

4. The Ewoks Are Bloodthirsty Killers
The Ewoks get a lot of flak from fans who felt it was ridiculous that an entire legion of the Emperor's best troops were defeated by a group of pint-sized teddy bears wielding rocks and sticks. But maybe the Ewoks don't get enough credit.

Consider what fate was awaiting Luke, Han and the rest of the Rebels before the Ewoks mistook C-3PO for their pagan forest god. They were about to be cooked alive and feasted upon. At the end of the movie we see the Ewoks playing the drums using the helmets of their Imperial victims, suggesting that the little critters did finally feast upon manflesh.

As for all those traps the Ewoks laid against the Imperials? Not much time passed between when Leia brokered a Rebel/Ewok alliance and when the Battle of Endor unfolded. That means those traps must have already been set up. Apparently the Ewoks are in a constant state of war, and the Empire just had the bad fortune to stumble into the middle.

5. Chewbacca Was Working for the Rebels All Along
Chewbacca is a Wookiee of few words (that we can understand, at least). But according to this fan theory, he may have been far more integral to the success of the Rebel Alliance than the movies let on. In fact, he may have been a Rebel agent ever since the end of the Clone Wars.

"Episode III" showed that Chewbacca fought the Separatists alongside Yoda, and then helped the Jedi Master escape Kashyyyk when the rest of the Jedi were Order 66'd. As the theory suggests, from that point on Chewbacca served as a freedom fighter, opposing Palpatine's new Empire at every step.

Chewbacca was certainly more wise in the ways of the Force than his partner, Han. It's theorized that Chewie was quietly manipulating Han to join up with Luke and Obi-Wan, rescue Princess Leia and officially join the Rebels. Without his help, the Rebels might never have destroyed the Death Star. Which makes the fact that Chewie wasn't awarded a medal all the more appalling...

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A Definitive Ranking of Every 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Holiday Episode

If there's one thing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" always nailed, it was their holiday episodes. From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, Joss Whedon knew exactly how to make us laugh, but also feel all the feels.

Here is the ranking of all six holiday episodes from "BTVS."

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Friday, October 30, 2015

5 Things to Expect From Starz's 'Ash vs. Evil Dead'

It's been several decades since Bruce Campbell last kicked ass and chewed bubble gum, but all that will change on Saturday with the premiere of Starz's new horror-comedy series "Ash vs. Evil Dead."
Thirty years after first stumbling across the Necronomicon and awaking something evil in the woods, the snarky, sex-crazed demon hunter is back in business. He's much older and worse for the wear, of course, but none of that will stop him from fighting the good fight (and bedding any distressed damsel he can find).

Moviefone screened the first few episodes of the new series, which we think may appeal to lifelong fans of the franchise and newer audiences alike.

Here are five spoiler-free things to expect from the Halloween premiere:

1. Bruce Is Back and Groovier Than Ever
Bruce Campbell isn't just this show's titular hero and top-billed executive producer; he's the heart and soul of the entire "Evil Dead" franchise. So, for this new Starz series to have any chance of succeeding, he will have to knock it out of the park on a weekly basis. That's no easy feat for any actor, let alone one who's pushing 60 and hasn't played an action hero in several decades.

Thankfully (if not miraculously), Bruce pulls it off. His quips are perfectly timed and his stunts are believable - he plays the funny, fearless scoundrel to perfection. Has he aged? Sure, but that's a large part of the show's charm. Yes, Bruce is back and he's groovier than ever.

2. Perfect Blend of Horror and Humor
Contrary to popular belief, hilarity and horror aren't mutually exclusive. A lot of horror offerings try to be funny (and vice versa), but rarely does a film or movie succeed on both fronts. Well, "Ash vs. Evil Dead" is the exception to the rule. The show is funny -- really funny -- and it has plenty of legitimately frightening moments.

For example, when Ash spanks a woman with his wooden hand while making puns, you're probably going to laugh. But when she turns around and shows him her demon face (and screams "I'm coming... TO GET YOU!"), it's genuinely creepy.

3. Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Motif
The world has changed since Sam Raimi made the first "Evil Dead" in 1981, but Ash most certainly has not. From the opening scenes of "Ash vs. Evil Dead," it's clear our atypical hero's only motivations are getting laid, getting drunk and/or high, and doing it all to Deep Purple's "Space Truckin.'"

You'd think an undead invasion would bring about a shift in priorities -- especially after we learn his excessive partying might actually have caused the evil dead to return -- but you'd be wrong. Ash is and will always be Ash.

4. Badass Women
One way in which "Ash vs. Evil Dead" surpasses its cinematic predecessors is in its portrayal of strong women. The "Evil Dead" films were centered a demon-slaying chauvinist (however endearing), so it was smart of Starz to bring aboard a few tough females who can more than hold their own.

There is Amanda ("Sleepy Hollow's" Jill Marie Jones), a cop who is confronted with "deadites" early on and doesn't hesitate to pump them full of lead; Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), one of Ash's ValueStop co-workers who nearly breaks his wrist after he tries hitting on her; and then there's a mysterious woman named Ruby, played by the Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless.

5. Meta-Humor and Self-Awareness
"Ash vs. Evil Dead" isn't "Mad Men" or "The Wire" and doesn't try to be. The Starz series knows it's the sequel to a few dusty old cult films about a demon hunter with a chainsaw for a hand, and it's never afraid to poke fun at itself.

Whereas the heroes of most action-filled offerings are blessed with great strength or intellect, "Ash vs. Evil Dead" makes a running joke of Ash's lack of wisdom and poor physique. He was no world-class athlete even his evil-slaying prime, after all, so it makes sense that, now, after decades of unhealthy living, he's barely able to muster up enough stamina for sex in a bar bathroom.

"Ash vs. Evil Dead" premieres Halloween night on Starz at 9 p.m.

Bruce Campbell Interview: 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead'

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Watch Ryan Reynolds Behind-the-Scenes of 'Moving' Seal Hunt Documentary

Ryan Reynolds is practically perfect in every way, so it's no surprise to hear the "Deadpool" actor who regularly wins Twitter can also get serious for an important documentary about seal hunting.

Ryan provided voice-over narration for "Huntwatch," which will have its world premiere at DOC NYC on November 14. In the behind-the-scenes video below, you can see portions of the documentary and hear Ryan's take on the "incredible" 90-minute film, which follows the 50-year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada.

"This is a film I think unlike any other," Ryan said. "Like any good documentary, it really examines both sides of the issue in a way that is incredibly thoughtful and, I guess it's safe to say, moving as well."

Here's the behind-the-scenes clip:

Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo.

"Huntwatch" director Brant Backlund echoed that the doc aims to show multiple perspectives on the debate, as opposed to just sharing one side. "The Canadian seal hunt is a very intense and complicated issue," he said, in a press release. "From the get-go, my goal was to tell an honest story bringing both sides of this conflict to life. We were really excited to have Ryan Reynolds on board because as a Canadian he brings an authentic voice to the film."

Here's a description of the movie on the "Huntwatch" site:

The hottest controversy in Canada rages on frozen ice. Historically sealing was considered a respectable job, even heroic, until people witnessed it in their living rooms for the first time - graphic images too sensitive for most.

Appalled by what he saw, a charismatic young activist named Brian Davies set out on a personal crusade to save the seals. Little did he know the battle would last the rest of his life. Davies started a movement to end the hunt. He raised money to bring media out to document the hunt on the remote ice floes.

His images and stories led to international outrage. The pressure reached a head in the 1980s when the European Parliament banned the import of baby white seal products - effectively shutting down the hunt.

But the war is not over. Both sides are fighting dirty. Canadian politicians have revived the hunt. This time, they are in search of slightly older seals just starting to shed their fluffy white fur. At about two weeks old, they are now legal.

Now, a young, tough activist has taken the torch. Sheryl Fink is leading the huntwatch and fighting to completely end the commercial seal hunt - once and for all. At 78 years old, Brian Davies hopes that he will live to see a victory for his seals, while the sealing industry is doing everything it can to keep the hunt alive.

We'll have to stay tuned to see where the documentary goes next, after the world premiere at DOC NYC. You can get more details on the official site, which also posted a harrowing trailer.

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Big News for 'Power Rangers' Movie and TV Series (Netflix Move?)

Today is an interesting day for "Power Rangers" fans. Collider just announced a big change for the TV series (in 2017) and the Yellow Ranger was just cast for the movie (which is also coming out in 2017).

"Power Rangers" is still airing Season 22 on Nickelodeon, and Saban Brands extended their deal with the network through 2016. But Collider just shared scoop that Netflix will be picking up the series starting with Season 24 in 2017.

It's not official until it comes from The Powers That Be, but Collider said they heard that Season 24 "will be based on Japan's series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, and will be called Power Rangers Shuriken here in the States. The 39th entry in Toei's Super Sentai series premiered in February of this year on Japanese TV and has a ninja theme that celebrates traditional festival themes and accents the agile nature of its heroes. I hope you like your Power Rangers seasons on the long side because the Netflix co-production will contain 32 episodes."

Interesting. "Power Rangers" has been airing on TV since 1993, but it's only been on Nickelodeon since "Power Rangers Samurai" (Season 18) in 2011.

Meanwhile, a "Power Rangers" movie is coming out on January 13, 2017 and it was just announced that Becky G. will be the Yellow Ranger:

The movie was going to come out next summer, but got pushed back a year. Here are a lot more details on the movie's cast and characters.

What do you think about the new movie casting and (still just rumored, for now) series move to Netflix?

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Poor 'Pan,' Even China Is Rejecting it at the Box Office

Peter Pan can fly but, sadly, he can also flop. "Pan" got no love in its domestic debut, and bad luck in the timing of its China release probably contributed to its lack of success there, too.

As The Hollywood Reporter noted in its breakdown of what went wrong, Warner Bros. producers must've hoped that China -- the world's second largest film market -- would bail out the underforming "Pan," but instead it had one of the worst studio launches of all time.

Here are some details from THR:

[Pan] debuted with a screening share of approximately 21.2 percent, but after earning just $740,000 on opening night, it lost over half of its screenings by day two. By Sunday, the film had mustered a scant $3.4 million over its first four days - easily the worst China launch by a studio film in recent memory (even Tomorrowland, which was considered a China disappointment in June, managed $14.11 million in six days).

As of Monday, Pan had grossed $30 million in North America and $63.8 million internationally. In order to recoup its $150 million production budget, plus global marketing costs, it's estimated the movie needed to make at least $400 million to turn a profit. Remaining international territories were the last hope - and China needed to play a part commensurate with its market footprint. An analyst for Chinese media outlet Sina, however, has predicted Pan won't come away with more than 40 million yuan ($6.28 million)."

Eek. What happened? Well, China didn't really care for the movie anymore than we did. Foreign audiences gave the movie mostly meh reviews, so that didn't help build interest. But "Terminator Genisys" didn't have great reviews either and it got a big boost in China. That's where the bad timing comes in. "Pan" was released in China amid a sea of similarly targeted foreign films. As THR noted, when "Terminator" opened in late August, it had the boost of being the only Hollywood movie in the market at the time, "right after the long summer blackout period when Chinese film regulators keep Hollywood titles out and give domestically produced films an uncontested run for peak moviegoing weeks."

"Terminator" benefited from good timing and the ensuing demand for Hollywood blockbusters. "Pan" didn't have the same release luck, and fell behind "Ant-Man," "Detective Conan," and "The Little Prince." It's a tough pill to swallow, and has to be disappointing for everyone who worked so hard on the film. But we still love you, Hugh Jackman, never doubt it!

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Will the 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Be Delayed?

Winter is coming, and then spring, but how long into the spring will we have to wait for "Game of Thrones" Season 6? At this point, everyone is still very Jon Snow about the premiere date -- aka, we know nothing -- but yesterday, HBO announced a bunch of spring 2016 start dates, and it led to some troubling speculation about GoT's return.

Every past season of "Game of Thrones" has launched its 10 episodes in early-or-mid April or the end of March. That may still be the case, but Entertainment Weekly got us all nervous when they surmised that HBO's newly announced dates for "Vinyl," "Girls" and "Togetherness" mean GoT will probably return later than we expected.

Here's how they put it:

HBO usually airs its original programming for up to two hours on one night a week (Sunday), and Thrones tends to start after the network's late-winter shows conclude - usually very late March or early April (last year Thrones returned April 6). No premiere date for Thrones has yet been announced. But given that the winter programs have 10 episodes each, Thrones couldn't return in early April, or even mid-April,even if all three shows ran for 10 weeks straight.

So we're looking at late April at the very earliest. In theory, the show could return April 17 if it was paired with the winter comedies for two weeks, but only if HBO decided to no longer air Thrones with fellow Emmy favorites Silicon Valley and Veep for the start of its run - something the network has done the past two years. It's more likely HBO will want its spring drama and comedies in sync, and use its premieres to cross promote each other like usual."

But slow down! Many fans are still thinking GoT will premiere April 17, 2016. As one put it, "Vinyl will wrap up its first season on April 10 cause it's two-hour premiere on February 14. So Game of Thrones will premiere on April 17."

EW wasn't ready to buy the April 17 argument but -- if it's true -- then not only is it not a delay, it's the same exact premiere date as Season 1!

However, the idea of a "delayed" Season 6 got some fans thinking maybe HBO was waiting for author George R.R. Martin to finish the next book, "The Winds of Winter," and maybe The Powers That Be want to start the new season after the book comes out. That's probably wishful thinking -- although we wouldn't say no to Book 6 arriving in 2016 -- and it's most likely that Season 6 will premiere in late April, either April 17 or maybe April 24, which would be later than past seasons but not exactly a huge difference.

Fans are just very impatient to learn the fate of Jon Snow, not to mention Myrcella and others who may or may not be dead or on the way to dead or on the way to being less dead than before. (The whole season could easily turn into a Monty Python sketch.)

Do you have a theory on the GoT premiere date or will you just wait and see if it's still April or even May or ... summer?

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'Star Wars': There's a 'Very Good Reason' Why Luke Isn't on Poster

The Force is strong with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and maybe it was too strong to be contained in the "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" poster or the new trailer.

Fans immediately noticed that the hero of the original trilogy was nowhere to be found in the most recently released material. The Associated Press asked director JJ Abrams if there was a reason for the lack of Luke in the trailer and poster. "It's no accident," Abrams said, adding, "These are good questions to be asking. I can't wait for you to find out the answers."

So vague! Harrison Ford (Han Solo) was no better last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," although -- scratch that -- everything is better when said from a hot dog costume. Ford even managed to stay deadpan in his costume, telling Jimmy, "there's a very good reason," why Luke is missing from the poster. He wouldn't share the reason, but he did praise the "phenomenal" new cast members and JJ Abrams, and said of the movie, "It's really, really good. ... You will not be disappointed at all, I promise." Harrison Ford is not exactly one to gush, so if he said it, he probably meant it.

Here's his interview:

All answers will arrive on December 18, but you probably have a theory on why Luke is missing (or appears to be missing?) from the promo material, so what's your take?

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Shocker! 'The Walking Dead' Renewed for Season 7

That "shocker" comes with free sarcasm, of course, since AMC needs "The Walking Dead" franchise like Daryl Dixon needs his crossbow. AMC just announced that it renewed both "The Walking Dead" and its post-show therapy session, "Talking Dead," for the 2016-2017 season.

That's Season 7 for TWD, which has been sticking with a mid-October to late March/early April schedule of 16 episodes (with a midseason break from early December to early February) since Season 3. It sounds like showrunner Scott M. Gimple, the series's third showrunner, is keeping his gig for Season 7 and, probably, beyond.

Back when they were still filming Season 5, comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman talked about Season 7 (and the comic) to Entertainment Weekly Radio:

I'm still doing the comic ... and plan in doing it for many, many more years," Robert said. "And right now I would guess that the issues that we are doing as we speak are material that could be adapted into like a Season 10, 11, or 12, depending on how we adapt things. And we're not stopping. So five years for now we'll be doing comic books that could be, you know, Season 15. Now, it's unrealistic to think that a show could go on for that long, but if the show remains successful, the potential is there for that. ... All that said, I'm just hoping and praying we make it to Season 7."

Well, his prayers were answered on that front. He may have randomly said Season 7, or already knew that Season 6 was a go so he just said the next one, or could that perhaps be when a certain Negan shows up and he's particularly excited for that storyline?

Anyway, here's a quote from Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in AMC's press release announcing the renewals:

Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, 'without a doubt' filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Talking Dead. All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray."

Expect Season 7 to premiere in early-to-mid October, as usual. Congrats, TWD Family!

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Hercules, Megara and Hades Coming to 'Once Upon a Time' Season 5?

Make room in the mythology, dearies, 'cause it sounds like "Once Upon a Time" Season 5 is really going under -- to the Underworld -- and probably introducing the main players of Disney's 1997 movie "Hercules."

You may have already heard that the second half of the season was described as "hell," and a new "Distinguished Gentleman" is being cast, leading some to think a character could die and be sent to the Underworld, led by a version of the devil, aka Hades. There are a lot of relatively new hints leading to a yes on that front.

Let's start with this new spoiler from TVLine, in answer to a "hell" question:

Any clues as to whether Once Upon a Time viewers are literally going to "hell" aka the Underworld, and if so, as a whole cast? Or is it possible it comes to Storybrooke? -Karen
Details - on any confirmed trip to Hell or otherwise - are scarce thus far, but this much I can share: For an early Season 5B episode, the ABC series is guest-casting the roles of a "dashing, strapping young man" who is "single-minded in his pursuit of his destiny: to be the greatest hero who ever lived" and a "plucky, 18-year-old female adventurer with a sly sense of humor and a tough, no-nonsense spirit."

Those descriptions sound like Hercules and Megara, aka Meg, right?

We're not likely to see them until the second half of the season, but let's throw this into the fire too, from the new Entertainment Weekly spoiler roundup:

Did Emma have to crush a heart to cast this new curse on Once Upon a Time? - Kat
"Yes," EP Edward Kitsis says. "Can't make a dark curse without crushing the heart of the thing you love most." Which begs the question whether someone in Storybrooke pulled a Snowing and split their heart. "There's other stuff going on than what appears on the surface right now," EP Adam Horowitz says. Adds Kitsis: "The question you're asking is whose heart is it and is someone going to die? We're not going to answer that, but we will say the information you need to guess has not appeared yet ... or has it."

Plenty of fans have suspected that someone will have to die, with a few pointing out that the title of the midseason finale is "Swan Song." Horowitz just recently spoiled the name of the 2016 midseason premiere episode, which certainly hints to death:
That 100th episode is also when Cora (Barbara Hershey) is returning, EW said, and since we last saw her dead, maybe we'll see her dead again in "hell."

So death is probably coming, plus trips to the Underworld and (hopefully) some time with Hades (please be as awesome as James Woods!), Herc and Meg. You excited?

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Carrie Fisher Warns 'Force Awakens' Star Daisy Ridley: 'Don't Be a Slave'

princess leia, jabba the hutt, princess leia bikini, princess leia slave, carrie fisherCarrie Fisher became an international superstar thanks to her role in the "Star Wars" series, but has found her role as a sex symbol a harder one to play ever since she donned that infamous gold bikini in "Return of the Jedi." In a new story for Interview magazine in which she speaks to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" fresh face Daisy Ridley, Fisher warns the young actress to avoid a similar fate as she continues in the series.

In the interview, Fisher and Ridley chat about "Star Wars" fever, and how Ridley is preparing herself for her soon-to-skyrocket stardom. While Ridley demurred when Fisher told the young actress that moviegoers would soon be fantasizing about her, the woman behind Princess Leia offered Ridley some sage advice about her costuming.

"[Y]ou should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was," Fisher told Ridley, referring to her scenes as Jabba the Hutt's scantily-clad prisoner in "Jedi."

"All right, I'll fight," Ridley replied.

"You keep fighting against that slave outfit," Fisher continued.

"I will," Ridley promised.

We're glad that Fisher is around to give the young actress pointers, and we're hopeful that it will be Rey's badass action skills that get fans talking, not any questionable clothing that's foisted upon the character. Ridley seemed grateful for that advice, giving some love right back to Fisher.

"[Y]ou're a kick-ass woman," Ridley told Fisher. "... You paved the way for all the girls."

We couldn't agree more.

[via: Interview]

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Billy Bob Thornton Returning for 'Bad Santa 2' in 2016

bad santa, billy bob thornton, bad santa 2"Bad Santa" fans who have been waiting over a decade for a sequel will finally get their Christmas wish next year: Billy Bob Thornton has been confirmed to reprise his role for "Bad Santa 2."

The long-awaited follow-up to the foul-mouthed 2003 dark comedy has officially gotten the green light, and will once again feature Thornton as Willie, a curmudgeonly conman and part-time mall Santa who schemes to rob department stores on Christmas Eve along with his elf sidekick (Tony Cox). The duo is thwarted thanks to a lonesome kid (Brett Kelly) who takes an interest in Willie, and a suspicious mall cop (Bernie Mac); Lauren Graham also co-stars as a bartender with a Santa fetish.

Deadline reports that the sequel has been in the works since 2012, and director Steve Pink was attached to helm at that time. It's not clear yet if Pink is still in the cards, or if someone else will step in to direct this new flick, which was written by Doug Ellin, Shauna Cross, John Phillips, and Johnny Rosenthal. Also no word yet on an official synopsis.

Production is expected to get underway in Montreal in January 2016, and "Bad Santa 2" is due in theaters sometime during the 2016 holiday season.

[via: Deadline]

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21 Frightening TV Episodes You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Netflix isn't just for chilling... it's also for chilling, as in scaring yourself silly. Here are some of the scariest episodes of our favorite shows featuring creepy clowns, headless witches, bloodthirsty ghosts, serial killers, and spooky hitch-hikers.

Many of these work great as standalone eps, such as "Supernatural," "The X-Files," and "Bones," and of course, the classic "Twilight Zone." Others, like "The Walking Dead," are better off experienced as a terrifying whole.

You've got enough time this Halloween to stream all of these 21 episodes, especially since several might keep you up all night.

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Sandra Bullock to Lead an All-Female 'Ocean's Eleven' Flick: Report

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' While we generally feel a bit of malaise any time Hollywood announces a new reboot, we have to say that this one sounds pretty awesome: Sandra Bullock is reportedly set to play the lead in a new, all-female "Ocean's Eleven" flick.

The Playlist reports that this film is inspired by the George Clooney-starring trilogy from the early 2000s (a reboot itself of the original 1960 Rat Pack version), and Bullock will step into Clooney's ringleader role, this time heading up a team of women. No concrete plot has been revealed just yet, though according to The Playlist, a draft from screenwriter Olivia Milch ("Queen & Country," "Little Women") has already been delivered.

"It's unclear how directly connected (or not) this remake/reboot/sequel/spinoff will be to the [Steven] Soderbergh pictures," The Playlist reports, "but everyone is keen on this new 'Ocean's' project, and sources tell us Clooney may even cameo as Danny Ocean."

The project -- which has apparently been in the works since fall 2014, per The Playlist -- came about in part thanks to Bullock's recent collaboration with Clooney on "Our Brand Is Crisis," which was originally to have starred the actor (he serves as a producer on the flick). Instead, Bullock -- who's remained close with Clooney since they worked together in "Gravity" -- took his place, gender-swapping the role, and that seems to be (partially) the inspiration for this new film.

Director Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville") is also reportedly attached to the movie. Sounds like a pretty winning creative team. Our fingers are crossed that this one pans out. Stay tuned.

[via: The Playlist]

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This Swedish Guy Looks Exactly Like '90s Leonardo DiCaprio

The 16 Hottest Silver Foxes to Ever Grace Our Televisions

If you're a living, breathing, human person, then you can't resist a sexy silver fox. They're distinguished, wise, and easy on the eyes. What more could you want? To celebrate Dermot Mulroney's birthday, we're checking out what older guys get us all hot and bothered.

These are the 16 hottest silver foxes to grace our television screens.

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Sandra Bullock Facts: 9 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Our Brand is Crisis' Star

Sandra Bullock is essentially the queen of romantic comedies, and we love her for it. She's spicing up her roles, genre-wise, with her new movie "Our Brand Is Crisis," and we're excited to see it.

Even though she's been in the spotlight since the late '80s, it's likely that you still don't know everything there is to know about her.

These are the nine facts you might not know about Sandra Bullock. Spike TV's
[Source: IMDB]

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Here Are the Deadshot and Harley Quinn Empire Covers

suicide squad, suicide squad castEmpire magazine has continued its rollout of "Suicide Squad" character covers, with Will Smith's Deadshot and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn the next to get their turn in the spotlight.

Director David Ayer shared the covers on his Twitter page this week, and the images don't disappoint. Ayer dubs Deadshot "The man who never misses," and as Smith stares us down, it's hard to disagree with that assessment. The actor's intense gaze, badass suit of armor, and giant weapon strike an imposing figure, even more so when we see he exudes confidence and steadiness amid a fiery, chaotic scene in the background. Robbie's cover takes a lighter approach, though of course, fans know there's a sinister character lurking underneath her candy-coated exterior. She carries a large bat and wields a handgun gun, her arms covered in spiked bracelets; though she's sporting a wide smile, the streaked mascara and jailhouse setting suggest that this "Daddy's Lil' Monster" -- as her shirt proclaims -- isn't here to play nice. Ayer has already proclaimed that the flick will be what he dubs "Comic Book Movie 2.0," and these covers certainly seem to reflect that. Audiences can judge for themselves when "Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

[via: David Ayer, David Ayer]

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10 Best Robert Zemeckis Movies, Ranked

​The 30th anniversary of "Back to the Future" suggests the question: Is director Robert Zemeckis more Marty McFly or more Doc Brown?

Like both characters, he's all about solving puzzles. The characters in his movies almost always have tricky problems that require complex solutions. Like Doc, Zemeckis often finds cutting-edge technical solutions for the special effects challenges of his own storytelling, from the early CGI on "Back to the Future Part II" and "Forrest Gump" to the motion-capture animation of many of his recent films. And like Marty, he finds a way to make those complicated solutions relatable to everyone.

The result has been a four-decade career full of populist blockbusters that also awe critics. Here are the must-see movies that define that career.

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9 Horror Movie Sequels That Are Surprisingly Not Terrible

​The only thing harder to get right than an original horror movie is the sequel to it.

For every "Aliens" or "Evil Dead 2," there's a "Jason Takes Manhattan" or (shudder) "Leprechaun 4: In Space." But once and awhile, the Movie Gods smile upon us and give us something worth our hard-earned allowance money. With Halloween 'round the corner, here are 9 scary movie sequels that don't disappoint.

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Best of Late Night TV: Will Forte's Beard Test and Harrison Ford's Halloween Costume

Halloween is upon us, and Jimmy Kimmel won the day by wearing a Princess Leia costume - side buns and all. BUT WAIT: Harrison Ford also showed up, and instead of wearing a Han Solo costume, he dressed up as a giant Hot Dog. Obsessed.

Over on "Late Night," Sean Diddy Combs (or as you might remember him, Puff Daddy) talked about the time he fell at the BET Awards, and he was surprisingly hilarious. In conclusion, Sean Diddy Combs is our new favorite person.

So what hijinks did the folks on "The Tonight Show" get up to? Will Forte showed up, had an anxiety attack about "fecal matter" living in his beard, got said beard tested, and then leaned on Jon Hamm for support during these trying times. (Also, he tested positive for a bacteria most commonly found in dirty sneakers...the horror.)
Finally, and most hilariously, Andy Richter revealed his job moonlighting as a "Pumpkin Agent," a man who gets pumpkins into the biz during October. But how does he deal with client crisis like pumpkin suicide and pumpkin overdose? Watch below.
(Oh, also real quick, Seth MacFarlane crooned a song on "Late Show" and it was actually really good.)

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Spectre' Already Broke Box Office Records in the U.K.

James Bond fans in the United States still have to wait more than a week for the premiere of "Spectre," but based on its performance so far at the United Kingdom box office, it will be well worth it.

"Spectre" has already crushed a couple key box office records abroad, besting the all-time ticketing tallies for both Tuesday and Wednesday showings in the U.K. On Tuesday, the flick bagged a whopping $9.2 million at only 647 locations. The film followed that with a Wednesday take of $8.8 million.

Those figures put "Spectre" on track to easily beat "Skyfall"'s 2012 bow at the U.K. box office, with the former film currently gunning to overtake the latter's opening weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) haul of $32.4 million. The jury's still out, though, on whether "Spectre" can also surpass that "Skyfall"'s total U.K. haul of £103 million (approximately $157 million), which earned it the status of the highest-grossing movie of all time across the pond.

Only time will tell how that overseas success will translate to American audiences, but it bodes well for Bond and co. that his countrymen are already going gaga for the flick. Maybe Sony will want to try to convince Daniel Craig to stick around for a while after all.

"Spectre" opens in the U.S. on November 6.

[via: Deadline]

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These 'Hocus Pocus' Cast Memories Will Give You Serious Nostalgia

hocus pocus, hocus pocus cast, vinessa shaw, thora birchNot a Halloween goes by without fans clamoring for a sequel to beloved cult classic "Hocus Pocus," which turns 22 this year. And while a follow-up seems about as dead as the Sanderson Sisters at the end of the flick, there are still plenty of new memories for the movie's cast to share.

In an interview with E! News, three members of the 1993 film's ensemble offered up their recollections about their time on set, ranging from the real-life friendliness of the women playing the witches to their amazement at the film's continuing popularity all these years later. Vinessa Shaw, who played Allison, the love interest of Max (Omri Katz), told E! that she and Thora Birch (who played Max's little sister, Dani) had tons of fun on the Disney lot, running around and singing songs, and getting into trouble with the young stars of "Home Improvement," which was shooting nearby.

"I'd talk with Sarah Jessica Parker and she'd ask me if I really loved what I did as an actress," Shaw, who was 16 at the time of filming, told E!. "She'd say 'It's a wonderful job if you love it.' So, she was just very sweet and curious and made me feel really comfortable."

For her part, Birch told E! that one of the most memorable moments of filming for her was dealing with both the real and fake versions of the film's anthropomorphic cat, Benjamin. "You never knew what would happen," Birch recalled of working with both live an animatronic felines.

Doug Jones, who played Billy (the zombie with his mouth sewn shut), compared "Hocus Pocus" to another classic film.

"It's become 'The Wizard of Oz' for Halloween," Jones told E!. "I had no idea that we'd have kids outside of our original audience becoming fans in 2015, but it has been such a sweet blessing."

Shaw agreed.

"I don't think any of us had any idea of the magnitude of how popular it would be 'til this day," the actress said. "It just goes to show that when you are young you watch things over and over again and it gets in your head, and just sticks."

For more from the cast, check out the full interview over at E!.

Photo credit: Why So Blu?

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David Ayer Says 'Suicide Squad' Is 'Comic Book Movie 2.0'

It's been promised time and time again that "Suicide Squad" will be a different breed of comic book movie, and now, director David Ayer is doubling down on that oath in a new interview.

While speaking to Empire (as transcribed by Comic Book Movie), Ayer discussed the unconventional path that his flick will follow, and how it's truly unlike other superhero -- and supervillain -- movies we've seen on the big screen before.

"You know, all these movies are about defeating the evil alien robot from f--king Planet X, before it destroys the world with its ticking clock. And who the f--k cares?" Ayer told Empire. "But you do this story about struggle and isolation and people who have been s--t on that suddenly get thrown this lifeline... that's not so bad... I like to think of this as the Comic Book Movie 2.0."

We agree that focusing on (and humanizing) the villain side of the equation is a unique approach, and based on the footage that we've seen so far, "Suicide Squad" certainly looks like nothing else that's been onscreen before. And while the flick will indeed be different, according to filmmakers, it also has a significant place in DC's upcoming Justice League film plan, earning its spot alongside other comic book greats.

"It had this darkness and edge, while still tonally in the zone of what we're trying to do with these movies," producer Charles Roven told Empire.

We can't wait to see how it all comes together.

"Suicide Squad" is due in theaters on August 5, 2016.

[via: Empire, h/t Comic Book Movie]

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Casts Pom Klementieff in Key Role

Flaunt Magazine And Luisaviaroma Celebrate The Contributors' Launch Of The CALIFUK issue At Milk Studios, HollywoodThere hasn't been much news yet about the plot for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (other than its awesome title choice), but now, news has broken that the flick just cast someone in a mysterious new role.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that actress Pom Klementieff has nabbed what the trade describes as "one of the new key roles" in the follow-up, though of course, just what Klementieff's part will entail was not divulged. According to THR, "Marvel conducted a wide search for its mystery part, which called for an Asian actress, and did several rounds of chemistry reads."

Klementieff is a relative unknown to American audiences, landing her first English-language role in Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake back in 2013. The Quebec native and France resident has previously appeared in a number of French-speaking films.

Just how she'll factor in with the rest of the ensemble is yet to be determined, but we're excited to see her (hopefully) interact with returning "Guardians of the Galaxy" stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is due in theaters on May 5, 2017.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

Photo credit: Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'Spectre'

It's been three years since James Bond last blew our minds with "Skyfall." Now, director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig are back with "Spectre," the 24th entry in the 007 franchise.

This new mission might just be Bond's toughest -- and most personal -- yet, as he travels the globe and takes on the organization of super-secret villains known as SPECTRE. To help you prepare for this huge sequel, here's a breakdown of the five things you need to know to get the full Bond experience.

1. Bond Is On the Run
As self-absorbed and headstrong as James Bond is, it shouldn't come as any great shock that the elite secret agent is at odds with his bosses in this new sequel. After receiving a message from his past, 007 goes off the grid (shocker) to Mexico City, in search of SPECTRE. And with MI-6 under turmoil by politicians trying to revamp the organization, no one is happy to see Bond taking matters into his own hands and going rogue. Look for Bond's travels to take him to everywhere from Italy to Morocco in this sequel.

2. It Brings Bond Back to His Roots
"Spectre" will continue "Skyfall's" trend of bringing classic, '60s-era Bond elements back into play. Not only does Bond have Miss Moneypenny and Q backing him up, he'll be dealing with the rise of the classic organization of villains known as SPECTRE. This shadowy group was last seen in 1971's "Diamonds are Forever." Even an early trailer for the film featured a version of composer John Barry's theme from 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." There's also a callback to the white dinner jacket (pictured) that Bond hasn't worn since the Roger Moore-era. Hopefully all of this means that "Spectre" will appeal as much to fans of the Sean Connery Bond era as the current incarnation.

3. Bond's Haunted by His Past
The Bond franchise has never been overly concerned about maintaining continuity between films. However, "Spectre" will draw on plot points from Craig's previous three films. Jesper Christensen's Mr. White (previously seen in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace") will return as the film explores the connections between the Quantum organization and Spectre. Bond himself will be driven by his failure to protect Judi Dench's M in the climax of "Skyfall." Also look for this sequel to shed more light on Bond's mysterious, tragic past that lead him to be an orphan.

4. This Time... It's Personal (Especially for the Villain)
Look for Bond to be squaring off against several foes this time around, of both the physical and political variety. Two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz will play Franz Oberhauser, a high-ranking SPECTRE member who claims to have close ties to Bond. Dave Bautista ("Guardians of the Galaxy") will play Mr. Hinx, a skilled assassin in the tradition of villains like Jaws and Oddjob. And Andrew Scott ("Sherlock") will play Max Denbigh, a British government official with plans to radically change the scope and purpose of the new M's intelligence organization.

5. James Bond Will Return... But What About Daniel Craig?
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but "Spectre" could very well be Daniel Craig's final bow as 007.

The actor hasn't been shy in recent interviews about voicing his weariness with the franchise, even going so far as to tell Time Out Magazine, "I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists." If Craig doesn't reprise the role in the 25th Bond film, fans have pointed to actors like Idris Elba ("The Wire") and Damian Lewis ("Homeland") as worthy replacements.

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'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Biking Cross-Country For AMC Travel Show

AMC's On "The Walking Dead," Norman Reedus rides a motorcycle to evade zombies. In real life, he rides bikes for pleasure - and now for another TV show on AMC.

The network has ordered six episodes of "Ride With Norman Reedus," which follows the actor as he bikes to new cities, where he explores bike shops, tattoo parlors, and restaurants and bars frequented by fellow hog enthusiasts.

"I'm incredibly excited and thankful to AMC for giving me the opportunity to share a passion of mine with our fans, and hopefully a whole new audience. I had a lot of fun filming and exploring, and I hope it shows," Reedus said in a statement.

His character on "The Walking Dead," Daryl Dixon, has become indelibly linked to motorcycles, which he's ridden for many seasons. And it turns out, Reedus loves the machines off-camera, too.

"We love being the home of people's passion projects, and there is nobody more passionate about motorcycles than Norman Reedus," said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. "He is an avid rider and aficionado who is deeply immersed in motorcycle culture. There is also nobody more fun to hang out with."

"Ride With Norman Reedus" is expected to premiere sometime next year.

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10 Movie Witches That'll Give You Nightmares

Top 10 Scariest Movie Witches
Not all witches are Glinda from "The Wizard of Oz" or the Owens sisters from "Practical Magic." Some witches just want to watch the world burn. These are the 10 movie witches guaranteed to make you scream.

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Final 'Peanuts Movie' Trailer Celebrates #FriendshipGoals

Peanuts MovieIt's been 65 years since Charles M. Schulz first created the Peanuts gang - and Charlie Brown and Snoopy's friendship remains as strong as ever.

The final "Peanuts Movie" trailer celebrates the history of the classic comic - 17,897 strips, five feature films, 45 TV specials - and particularly, the love between a boy and his dog.
"A dog doesn't try to give advice or judge you - just love you for who you are. It's nice to have someone just sit and listen to you," Charlie says. "Snoopy, what would I do without a friend like you?"

The trailer doesn't detail much of the plot, since the first one took care of that. All you need to know is: Sally is bossy, Pigpen skates in a cloud of dust, Schroeder bangs away at a piano in his desk, and Linus hides under his blanket. The Peanuts gang never changes, and that's part of their charm.

"The Peanuts Movie" opens in theaters November 6.

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The 7 Hottest TV Teachers, Ranked

Talk about hot for teacher!

At this point, characters falling for an attractive teacher is practically a television cliché. But with teachers this hot, who can blame them? Here's our ranking of the eight hottest guys who make learning fun (to look at).

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'Thor: Ragnarok' Will Be a Buddy Movie With The Hulk

Marvel Studios Panel - Comic-Con International 2014I
Buddy movies are a staple in Hollywood, but so far, we haven't really gotten a buddy superhero movie. Well, it seems we won't have to wait much longer.

In an interview with The Daily News, "Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo revealed that "Thor: Ragnarok" (slated for November 2017) will feature the titular character palling around with his Hulk.

"I don't really know that much about it, but I think it's going to be a buddy picture with Thor and Bruce Banner," Rufffalo said.

The Hulk is sitting out the action in "Captain America: Civil War." Ruffalo previously explained that Bruce Banner is still missing after the events of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," and that the secret of his whereabouts "was too big, and Marvel wants to save that information for later."

Of course, even the best of buddies often scuffle, and Ruffalo believes his outsized beast will get into it with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) at some point.

"I think they'll probably fight," he told the Daily News. "There's no doubt, everyone wants us to fight at one point."

Why, yes, we do!

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Quiz: Which Sandra Bullock Character Are You?

sandra bullock character quizYou know you're a Sandra Bullock fan when you answer the question: "Which Sandra Bullock character are you?" with "OMG all of them!" We totally get you, and we're here for you. That's why we're bringing you this quiz designed to tell you, once and for all, which Sandy character you're most like. We have to warn you, though: It's impossible to get a result saying you're all of the characters. Let it go.

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15 Essential '80s Sci-Fi Movies You Need to See

While the 1980's isn't generally regarded as one of the better decades for film, it was a gold mine for the science fiction genre.

Between crowd-pleasing sequels like "The Empire Strikes Back" to "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," to dark fusions of sci-fi and horror like "Predator," it was a golden age for sci-fi lovers.

As we recover from our recent bout of "Back to the Future" mania, we thought it would be fun to pick the 15 essential '80s movies that every sci-fi fanatic needs to see.

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Best of Late Night TV: Sandra Bullock Serves Ice Cream With Fake Arms, Conan Seduces Charles Barkley

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Did you ever see the old Canadian ice cream shop-set soap opera "Jacob's Patience," starring Sandra Bullock and Jimmy Fallon? Missed it? Well! Sandy really sells the idea, and "The Tonight Show" "showed a clip" where all of the actors had to use mannequin arms instead of real arms because Sandra was protecting her hands at the time as a hand model. It's messy and ridiculous but still fun to watch. But instead of doing a fake clip thing, they should've used the fake arms in a game. Next time?
When not trying to scoop ice cream with fake arms, Sandy talked to Jimmy about how her son wanted her to wear a slutty Batgirl Halloween costume this year. Sigh. She vetoed it. And she recalled how Jimmy groped her on stage when they were together at the MTV Movie Awards. Don't try to change the subject, Jimmy!
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kenny Smith were on "Conan" and the group talked about their love for teasing Charles Barkley. Charles was accused of having no rhythm. He actually agreed, but said "we" -- meaning himself and Conan O'Brien -- had no rhythm, adding that he'd seen Conan on the show. Conan was not about to accept an insult to his dancing, so he got up and did a great demonstration with some "Magic Mike" moves, getting very physical with Charles. Love everyone's reactions:
This is interesting. Billy Bob Thornton, Brie Larson and Jack Whitehall were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and Brie talked about her daily habit of picking spirit animal cards. So she had the guys pick their spirit animal cards on the show. Poor Billy Bob really just wanted to promote his movie but it's funny to see who got what card.
Anna Faris and Trevor Noah were guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," with "The Daily Show" host explaining how he came to the U.S. from South Africa and admitting he doesn't know much about baseball. Anna talked about dressing up her son as a dinosaur for Halloween -- which is adorable, she said, but adds a level of weirdness because her husband Chris Pratt was in "Jurassic World" and she doesn't want it to look like self-promotion.
NY Mets fan Jimmy Kimmel made a World Series bet with Kansas City Royals fan Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" and Eric had a video chat during the episode to taunt Jimmy. It's Chris Pratt vs. Chris Evans all over again! And yet ... not quite the same.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Robert De Niro, Zac Efron Get Turnt Up in 'Dirty Grandpa' Trailer

dirty grandpa trailerRobert De Niro and Zac Efron want to party 'til they're pregnant!

The two bro it the hell out in the new trailer for "Dirty Grandpa." De Niro is the titular patriarch, who goes on a road trip to Daytona Beach with his grandson (Efron) after the death of his wife. He's ready to cut loose and bag some hot babes. Efron is hesitant at first - he's engaged to be married - but soon finds himself accidentally smoking crack and playing flip cup next to gramps.
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"Dirty Grandpa" looks like it fits right into Efron's oeuvre, while De Niro seems to be enjoying himself as the old dude opposite millennials (a la "The Intern"). There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it looks like the kind of raunchy fun that made "Neighbors" a hit.

"Dirty Grandpa" opens in theaters January 22.

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Robert De Niro, Zac Efron Get Turnt Up in 'Dirty Grandpa' Trailer

Dirty GrandpaRobert De Niro and Zac Efron want to party 'til they're pregnant!

The two bro it the hell out in the new trailer for "Dirty Grandpa." De Niro is the titular patriarch, who goes on a road trip to Daytona Beach with his grandson (Efron) after the death of his wife. He's ready to cut loose and bag some hot babes. Efron is hesitant at first - he's engaged to be married - but soon finds himself accidentally smoking crack and playing flip cup next to gramps.
Watch BuzzFeed's exclusive premiere of the Dirty Grandpa trail...

Watch BuzzFeed's exclusive premiere of the Dirty Grandpa trailer starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro!

Posted by BuzzFeed Celeb on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Dirty Grandpa" looks like it fits right into Efron's oeuvre, while De Niro seems to be enjoying himself as the old dude opposite millennials (a la "The Intern"). There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it looks like the kind of raunchy fun that made "Neighbors" a hit.

"Dirty Grandpa" opens in theaters January 22.

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J.J. Abrams Confirms No More 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailers

Star Wars Force AwakensMight want to sit down for this news, "Star Wars" fans - that trailer everyone salivated over, dissected to the millisecond, and theorized about is the last one we'll see before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens on December 18.

Director J.J. Abrams confirmed to Extra TV that "there will be commercials but no more trailers."

He said, "The next thing is really gonna be the movie." (Cue the cries of "nooooooooo!")

That means no more major clues about whether Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) turned to the dark side, who Rey (Daisy Ridley) really is, or how Han Solo (Harrison Ford) manages to get kidnapped ... yet again. We might get a little more footage in TV commercials, but generally, those kind of teasers never reveal much of anything.

Sigh. At least we won't have to tune into "Monday Night Football" again?

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