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  • 12 Magic Movie Moments That Happened By Mistake

    What should have happened: In a climactic scene of Chris Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, The Joker (Heath Ledger) casually walks away from the hospital, detonating the bombs he’s planted causing a huge explosion. Ledger never breaking character, stopped, gave the detonator a comical shake, tried the…

    Tom Butler
  • Anne Hathaway, 32, Is Already Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

    In Hollywood, 32 is apparently over the hill. "I can't complain about it because I benefited from it," Hathaway says. Obviously, Hathaway isn't the first victim of ageism in Hollywood: Earlier this year, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed she'd been told that, at 37, she was "too old" to the play the love…

    TV Guide
  • Mark Ruffalo Reveals the Reason Hulk Won't Be in "Civil War"

    There will be no "Hulk Smash" in next year's Marvel film.

    Comicvine
  • Chris Evans on Saying Goodbye to Marvel: ‘It’s Almost Terrifying to Think About’

    Don’t leave us, Captain America! Chris Evans and (most of) the Avengers cast wrapped filming on Captain America: Civil War late last month, marking Evans' fifth film in his six-picture contract with Marvel Studios. In an interview with ETonline, the 34-year-old actor explains why having another…

    ETonline
  • Fall Movie Preview: Fukunaga, Netflix set out for new worlds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre"— which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, "Beasts of No Nation," is a brutal story about a boy drafted into a West African rebel army.

    Associated Press
  • New ‘LatinHeat Cinema’ Streaming Service to Launch

    Latin Heat Media LLC and non-profit org American Latino Theatre (ALT) have joined forces to launch LatinHeat Cinema, a streaming service aimed at both the 54 million-strong U.S. Latino market as well as international auds. The new platform addresses the paucity of distribution opportunities for…

    Variety
  • Force Friday: A Star Wars bonanza for toy makers, retailers

    Hasbro, Toys 'R' Us, and Lego are among the companies cashing in on The Force Awakens craze.

    Fortune
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    Star Wars fans feel merchandise force

    Star Wars fans feel the force of Disney merchandising as a new generation of intergalactic toys to mark the latest movie goes on sale around this planet. Grace Pascoe reports.

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  • Curt Schilling’s ESPN Season Is Over After Tweet Comparing Muslim Extremists To Nazis – Update

    UPDATED, 8:50 PM:  ESPN has told Curt Schilling to clean out his locker for the year. The sports giant said today that the former Major League star pitcher won’t appear on any of its baseball telecasts for the rest of the 2015 season. “At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our…

    Deadline
  • Animated 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Team on Movie Tie-Ins and '80s References

    The Disney XD series picks up after the events of the hit film: "The stories are so unbelievably intricate," star Will Friedle says.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Review: 'Transporter' a cinematic bumpy ride

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Every passenger who sets foot in the tricked-out, gleaming German automobile driven by the titular character is immediately ordered to fasten their seat belt.…

    Associated Press
  • Disney-Imax’s ‘Beautiful Planet’ Documentary Gets April Release

    Disney and Imax have set an April 29 release for their co-production of the Toni Myers documentary “A Beautiful Planet” — a week after the traditional Earth Day celebration. “A Beautiful Planet” will receive a special presentation at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference…

    Variety
  • Twitter Promotes Product Exec Ahead of Lightning Launch

    Twitter has a new head of consumer products: Jeff Seibert, previously in charge of the company’s developer platform, is now in charge of Twitter’s apps and website. He will be reporting to Twitter’s SVP of product Kevin Weil, according to a Recode report that has since been confirmed by the…

    Variety
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    How Star Wars Took Disney Shares to Another World

    Sep. 4 -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley displays the growth in Walt Disney Company's stock price following the purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars movie franchise. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

    Bloomberg Video
  • Fourth Finnish Film Affair Confab to Host U.S. Panel

    A delegation of high-profile U.S. execs will make the trip to Helsinki at the end of the month to participate in a panel hosted during the fourth edition of the Finnish Film Affair. Set to take place Sept 22-24 during the Helsinki International Film Festival, the Finnish Film Affair will attract a…

    Variety
  • Why Hedda Hopper Belonged on the Journalist Blacklist

    The best news about Hedda Hopper is that few remember her. Hedda was a journalist (of sorts), who famously wore exotic hats and devoted herself to destroying the careers of anyone she identified as being communist, gay or otherwise reprehensible. Among her victims were Charlie Chaplin, Dalton…

    Variety