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First Look: Happy Feet 2, or Return of the Dancing Penguins

If you saw the trailer for Happy Feet 2 (complete with cringe-inducing rapping penguins ripping off Justin Timberlake with the line "get your fluffy on"), you know that this holiday season will not be safe from the eerily dance-happy flightless birds.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2011 11:02 AM
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Kutcher Takes a Stab at Editing, Fails to Disclose Conflict of Interest: "Tear the magazine apart"

Taking a quick break from multi-tasking behind the camera as well as in front of it (and perhaps taking a lead from his recent tweet battle with the Village Voice), Ashton Kutcher is adding a new hyphenation to his job description: magazine editor.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2011 10:56 AM
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Is Millennium Dumping Toronto's Trespass, Starring Kidman and Cage?

Is Millennium Dumping Toronto's Trespass, Starring Kidman and Cage?
Poor Nic Cage can't get a break from Millennium Entertainment. He co-stars with Nicole Kidman as husband and wife in Joel Schumacher's R-rated heist thriller Trespass, which is making its debut at the Toronto Film Festival (trailer below). The movie is scheduled to be released by Millennium Entertainment (formerly First Look) on October 14 in theaters and on VOD, followed a bit too swiftly by a Blu-ray release on November 1. "Millennium Entertainment will release TRESPASS on October 14, 2011 in theaters and at home – rent it with your remote control," invites the press release.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2011 10:31 AM
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Box Office: Warner Bros. International Races Past $2 Billion, Following Paramount

How will Warner Bros. ever top the year they released the Harry Potter finale in 3-D?
  • By Anthony D'Alessandro
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  • August 18, 2011 10:22 AM
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Foursquare to Offer In-App Movie Tickets Via Movietickets.com

Pretty soon our smart phones are going to be smarter than we are. Movietickets.com announced today that it is joining with location-based social networking site foursquare for the debut of foursquare's new events feature. Foursquare allows users to check in at specific locations and venues for points and badges--and annoy their Twitter followers with announcements of their mayoral appointments.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2011 8:41 AM
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The Big Lebowski Out on Blu-Ray, Available for Rent on Facebook: "Get high and watch"

Yesterday was a huge The Big Lebowski day, with die-hard fans of the 1998 cult classic joining stars Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman and Julianne Moore as well as musician T Bone Burnett at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom to celebrate the film's Blu-ray release.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2011 8:29 AM
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Video: Cooper Loses It on CNN Over Depardieu's Plane Pee

Yesterday's news was Gerard Depardieu peeing on a plane (confirmed by the airline). Today it's CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's giggling response. It's pretty infectious.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2011 6:50 AM
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Fall Fest Trailer Watch: From Hysteria and Dangerous Method to Anonymous and Scorsese's Harrison

We're collecting trailers from films coming up on the fall fest circuit. A smattering is below.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2011 6:38 AM
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Video: Before They Were Famous

Matt Damon made his on screen debut in the 80s coming-of-age film Mystic Pizza. He had one line, spoken to his mother while eating lobster: "Mom, do you want my green stuff?"
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2011 5:47 AM
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Ridley Scott: From Alien Reboot Prometheus to Blade Runner Sequel

The highlight of Comic-Con, bar none, was Ridley Scott's Prometheus footage. While Fox and Scott are downplaying the sci-fi space thriller's relationship to the original Alien and the kick-ass James Cameron sequel Aliens, there's no question this movie is grown from the same DNA; Scott admits it. The movie is a further exploration of that future world produced with the scale and scope that new technology makes possible. And its ultimate goal is "to scare the living shit out of you," Scott said via satellite from Iceland. Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Noomi Rapace star in the film due in June, 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2011 5:37 AM
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