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‘Hobbit’ Finale Defeats Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has officially arrived, and it’s left quite the impact on this week’s charts. With an estimated weekend total that pushes far past $55 million, the finale to the highly revered Hobbit trilogy has now made over $90 million dollars in the past five days.

Though their numbers aren’t nearly as high, the total draw of this weekend’s other premieres are nothing to sneeze at either. Featuring one of the last appearances of the late Robin Williams, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb made landfall with $17.3 million, earning itself the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annie’ May Be The Worst Film Of The Year

Film: Annie
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Will Gluck

In a year riddled with horrible misfires and unnecessary sequels, it’s a little shocking that the worst film of all is a remake of a musical that has long been thought to be timeless.

Will Gluck has delivered the updated version of Annie no one asked for and very few thought would ever exist. It’s a tech-friendly, modern retelling of a story that never comes together quite as well as its predecessor. The songs are weak, the acting is atrocious, and there is rarely a single sequence that offers …

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Dear Sony: Please Release ‘The Interview’ On VOD As Soon As Possible

Sony Pictures announced this afternoon that they have cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview after receiving several anonymous threats promising violence akin to the 9/11 attacks on cinemas choosing to screen the film. We can debate for hours over whether or not this was the best course of action, but the fact remains there has never been more buzz for The Interview than there is right now. Despite all their best efforts to bury this film, the hackers currently attacking Sony have only made more people curious about the latest comedic romp from James Franco and Seth …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Is All Filler And No Killer

Film: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Peter Jackson

The big finale to Peter Jackson’s second Middle Earth trilogy is finally here, for better or worse. Jackson took a 300-page children’s book and the appendices left by the Tolkien estate to cultivate a new adventure, and for the most part, two-thirds of the trilogy made for some enjoyable celluloid. Alas though, sequences that induce giddy joy like the barrel riding scene in Desolation of Smaug are all but gone in what is the worst film of the two trilogies. …

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Zedd Unveils Trailer For ‘Moment Of Clarity’ Documentary

In 2012, electronic dance music DJ, Zedd, released a record that enabled his career to skyrocket. Receiving praise and numerous awards throughout these past couple of years, Clarity has brought Zedd’s career to new heights.

Today, the DJ has just unveiled a 30-second trailer for Moment Of Clarity, a 26-minute documentary that showcases the success that this record has brought him over the course of these past years. The short film, which will feature footage from his sold-out shows, cameos from Hayley Williams (Paramore), Skrillex, deadmau5, and more, will be released on December 17 …

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Despite Mediocre Turnout, ‘Exodus’ Tops ‘Mockingjay’

With Christmas (and the swarm of major releases that come with it) looming in the immediate future, cineplexes across the country are collectively experiencing something of a calm before the storm.

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings overcame much more than a 28% rating to win over the weekend box office. After three solid weeks of domination, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has officially lost the steam that powered its success, which financially translates to a weekend pull of $13 million dollars. Top Five made its debut as well, placing right above Big Hero 6 and earning roughly $7 …

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Beyonce Unveils New Short Film, ‘Yours And Mine’

Recently hailed as the most nominated female artist in Grammy Award history (bagging a total of 47 as of date), Beyonce has once again gone above and beyond to provide her fans with more surprises this year.

The icon recently released the deluxe version of her last record, and now, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her game-changing 2013 release, Beyonce has unveiled an eleven-minute emotional film entitled Yours And Mine. The clip is comprised of dramatic black and white footage, along with commentaries regarding her music, the downside of fame, and other aspects of her life as an empowering …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Top Five’ Is The Funniest Film of 2014

Film: Top Five
Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Chris Rock

Taking filmmaking cues from everyone who has previously captured NYC and relationships with unflinching honesty, Chris Rock has crafted one hell of a comedic feature with Top Five. It’s a story about love, both for others and yourself, as well as a satirical take on our society that will leave you in stitches for days.…

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‘Tracers’ Trailer: Taylor Lautner Learns Parkour

Just when you thought the reign of cinema terror caused by Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner was a thing of the past, Mongkol Major pictures has given the Michigan native another shot at the big time.

This morning, the first international trailer for Daniel Benmayor’s Tracers found its way online. The film follows a NYC bike messenger who, following a chance encounter with a girl who just so happens to be involved with an underground parkour group, finds himself in a lot of trouble with the worst kind of people. Fortunately for Lautner, his character also learns to jump off …

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New ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Runs Over 2015 Competition

By the time Mad Max: Fury Road releases, it will be 30 long years worth of waiting since the lackluster Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Following that really cool Comic-Con footage released this past summer, we have the new trailer for your heads to try to wrap around. Spoiler alert: this may be the best movie of the summer based on the footage below. Check it out!…

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‘The Walk’ Trailer: Zemeckis And JGL Reenact ‘Man On Wire’

The funny thing about documentaries is that even the best, as well as those with the biggest marketing budgets, are usually only seen by a tiny fraction of the overall movie going audience. Some people, and by ‘some’ I should probably say ‘a lot,’ seem to have little to no interest in learning while attending the cinema. They’d rather escape reality than dive deeper into it, and honestly, I can’t blame them.

Thankfully, for every great documentary that goes unwatched by the masses there is a fictionalized version of the same story brought to life for everyone to enjoy. The …

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Anna Kendrick Sings Us Through An Emotional ‘The Last 5 Years’ Trailer

We’re all excited for Pitch Perfect 2, but that sequel wasn’t the only outcome of 2012′s surprise hit. Though the delightful Anna Kendrick‘s singing credentials were well established – the actress was nominated for a Tony award at 13 for her role in 1998′s High SocietyPitch Perfect made her singing a bankable commodity. So, sprinkled in with her bevy of indie work, the actress has a number of big parts that have her singing on-screen again: this December’s Into the Woods and next year’s The Last 5 Years.

The latter is a film adaptation by …