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In Brett Ratner's adaptation of Steve Moore's 2008 graphic novel, "Hercules," as played by Dwayne Johnson, is a world-weary mercenary who allows others to believe ? and perhaps embellish ? his heroic tales. Travelling with a Magnificent Seven-style band of warriors who are lured by riches to defend the beleaguered kingdom of Lord Cotys (John Hurt), the mighty man is still haunted by nightmares of the three-headed Cerberus, and he mourns the murder of his wife and children ? though there are those who whisper that he himself killed them.

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How The Rock became 'Hercules'updated Fri Jul 25 2014 08:24:06

To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his vocal chords.

Comic-Con: Ben Affleck's 'Batman' makes an appearanceupdated Thu Jul 24 2014 17:51:03

Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'updated Thu Jul 24 2014 10:38:35

"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sets course for 2017 releaseupdated Wed Jul 23 2014 17:08:03

The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol' scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. "Who's to say I won't live forever [anyway], eh?," he says. Indeed.

More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good to me, Robert Downey Jr. saysupdated Wed Jul 23 2014 11:06:28

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Dwayne Johnson maybe just revealed he's playing a superheroupdated Tue Jul 22 2014 16:52:32

Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe.

GLAAD: Movies don't represent LGBT community wellupdated Tue Jul 22 2014 13:58:10

Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Get a look at the X-wingupdated Mon Jul 21 2014 13:36:22

J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.

Box office report: 'Apes' overtakes 'Purge: Anarchy'updated Mon Jul 21 2014 09:09:40

After a Friday night showdown that heavily tipped the scales in favor of the survival-horror thriller "The Purge: Anarchy," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" came back strong this weekend to take the No. 1 spot at the box office.

'The Purge: Anarchy': What's the verdict?updated Fri Jul 18 2014 16:51:02

Along with "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Purge: Anarchy" may be one of the summer's sequels that actually improves on the original.

Box office report: 'Apes' conquers, 'Boyhood' starts strongupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 12:06:01

If this weekend's number one movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ? the second entry in the rebooted Apes franchise ? has a spiritual sibling in the original series of films, it is 1972?s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. While Conquest was the fourth movie in the franchise to arrive in cinemas it is, like Dawn, the second according to the interior timeline of its series and, again like director Matt Reeves' new film, features an apocalyptic showdown between apes and humans. Thus, it seems appropriate that this weekend Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comprehensively conquered the domestic box office by earning an estimated $73 million, exceeding both expectations and the $54.8 million opening weekend of its predecessor, 2011?s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Review: 'Boyhood'updated Fri Jul 11 2014 16:18:13

Richard Linklater's astonishing new film, "Boyhood," was shot over a dozen years beginning in 2002.

Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'updated Fri Jul 11 2014 16:15:39

There's a good chance you never knew you needed to witness the sight of an angry ape charging on horseback, double-fisting a pair of machine guns. But trust me, you do.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:' Can it end the summer slump?updated Fri Jul 11 2014 12:35:26

When it comes to this year's summer box office, Hollywood can't afford to monkey around.

'Boyhood': How Richard Linklater's 'rather insane' vision came to lifeupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 08:18:53

For once in Hollywood, aging is seen as a majestic, magical thing.

No more 'Harry Potter' films, Daniel Radcliffe saysupdated Wed Jul 09 2014 17:39:41

Sorry, "Potter" fans, Harry himself says not to count on another film.

'Transformers' sets all-time box-office record in Chinaupdated Tue Jul 08 2014 17:33:56

Michael Bay publicly blew off the critics who excoriated Transformers: Age of Extinction, and he's laughing all the way to the bank. Not only did the fourth film in the franchise win the domestic box-office for the second week in a row, but it has already surpassed Avatar to become the biggest box-office hit in Chinese history.

Box office report: 'Transformers 4' holds No. 1 spot, no fireworks for 'Tammy'updated Mon Jul 07 2014 10:03:24

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" showed its summer might once more by holding onto the No. 1 spot in its second weekend of release, grossing an estimated $36.4 million from 4,233 locations and effectively shutting out the slate of new releases. Michael Bay's explosive epic also hit $400 million internationally after just 12 days in release.

Why we loved - and hated - 'Forrest Gump'updated Fri Jul 04 2014 09:06:35

It's a heartwarming, epic journey through defining events of the late 20th century, as seen through the eyes of a dim-witted but honorable hero whose life is a testament to small-town American values.

Three indicted in train track death of assistant on Allman movieupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 16:59:04

Three members of the "Midnight Rider" moviemaking team have been indicted in the death of a camera assistant.

Henry Cavill suits up for 'Batman v Superman'updated Thu Jul 03 2014 15:28:10

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" takes Henry Cavill's Superman to new places, but one thing remains the same: the hero's iconic suit.

Louis Zamperini, triumphant 'Unbroken' warrior, dies at 97updated Thu Jul 03 2014 10:44:43

Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and World War II officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, has died.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' gets strong early buzzupdated Wed Jul 02 2014 11:13:19

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is already making critics cheer.

'Tammy': A dream comedy? Not for criticsupdated Tue Jul 01 2014 20:10:34

A road trip, Melissa McCarthy and a drunken Susan Sarandon. Sounds like a recipe for a summer blockbuster, right?

Cameron Diaz goes nude for first timeupdated Tue Jul 01 2014 18:19:07

Cameron Diaz is feeling fearless.

Paul Mazursky, 5-time Oscar nominee, diesupdated Tue Jul 01 2014 17:10:04

Paul Mazursky, a five-time Oscar nominee who directed and wrote such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died, his agent said Tuesday.

'Batman v Superman': First look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kentupdated Tue Jul 01 2014 12:15:27

Henry Cavill hasn't slipped into his "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" cape yet, but this is a start.

Zendaya exits Lifetime's Aaliyah biopicupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 12:17:37

Lifetime's biopic of the late singer Aaliyah is now without a star.

Box office report: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' destroys competition updated Mon Jun 30 2014 08:21:23

Optimus Prime is back in full force.

Lindsay Lohan will star on London's West End in 'Speed-the-Plow'updated Fri Jun 27 2014 16:38:39

Producers announced Thursday that Lindsay Lohan will star in the West End production of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." In the Hollywood satire, she'll be playing Karen, an ambitious and seductive secretary, in a story about two film producers trying to close a big deal. Madonna famously played the role in the 1988 original New York show.

'Do the Right Thing' still shines brightlyupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 15:51:30

You can still feel the heat from "Do the Right Thing."

'Transformers: Age of Extinction': What's the verdict?updated Fri Jun 27 2014 15:09:55

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is being called so bad, it hurts.

Box office report: 'Think Like a Man Too' has $30 million openingupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 14:51:53

Holding off a nice run from "22 Jump Street," the romantic comedy "Think Like a Man Too" took the top spot this weekend with a $30 million opening.

Review: 'Think Like A Man Too' relies on Hartupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 11:33:12

Two years ago, "Think Like a Man" succeeded because of the deliriously funny Kevin Hart and a flimsy but effective storytelling gimmick that used Steve Harvey's best-selling relationship book to frame the war between the sexes.

Review: 'Jersey Boys' generally falls flatupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 11:07:25

Nine years ago, Frankie Valli was rescued from oldies-station oblivion with the smash Broadway musical "Jersey Boys." The show chronicles the real-life rise-and-fall-and-rise-again of four crooners from the mobbed-up mean streets of 1960s New Jersey who called themselves the Four Seasons and cranked out a seemingly endless string of hit records, including the love ditty ''Sherry,'' the triumphant ''Walk Like a Man,'' and the bouncy bubblegum bop of ''Big Girls Don't Cry.''

'Hurt Locker' team to take on Bergdahl storyupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 11:23:01

The Bowe Bergdahl story may be coming to the big screen.

Box office report: '22 Jump Street' is the big winner updated Mon Jun 16 2014 14:22:46

Neither the World Cup nor the Stanley Cup finals kept moviegoers out of the theater this weekend as a pair of box office newcomers both opened strong.

'22 Jump Street': The verdict is inupdated Fri Jun 13 2014 16:10:15

"22 Jump Street" wholeheartedly embraces the sequel formula, and critics couldn't be happier.

Review: '22 Jump Street' is a repeatupdated Fri Jun 13 2014 12:00:58

If you loved "21 Jump Street," you're in luck: The sequel, "22 Jump Street," is the exact same movie.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's 'lucky' bromanceupdated Thu Jun 12 2014 08:16:11

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill should be sick of each other by now.

'Fault In Our Stars' takes top spot with $48.2 millionupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 07:08:20

Cue the faux-surprise. Female-targeted films "A Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent" wiped the floor with the competition, forcing Tom Cruise's more teenage boy-friendly "Edge of Tomorrow" into a third-spot opening.

Is Tom Cruise on the 'Edge' of a blockbuster?updated Fri Jun 06 2014 17:15:03

Tom Cruise's latest movie may be just the "Edge" the actor needs.

Shailene Woodley: What I learned from 'Fault in Our Stars'updated Fri Jun 06 2014 08:51:59

Shailene Woodley isn't just the lead actress in "The Fault In Our Stars." She's one of the book's original fans.

'Ghostbusters' gets the call for theatrical re-release updated Thu Jun 05 2014 18:34:42

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters," which came, saw, and kicked Mr. Stay Puft's a** in the summer of 1984.

'Jupiter Ascending' pushed to 2015updated Wed Jun 04 2014 12:37:45

Fans of Lana and Andy Wachowski will have to wait a little bit longer to delve into the probably dizzying mythology of "Jupiter Ascending."

'Monty Python's Flying Circus': Where are they now?updated Tue Jun 03 2014 14:51:01

Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Star Wars' castupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 14:01:47

It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong'o.

Box office report: 'Maleficent' reigns with $70 millionupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 10:48:22

"Maleficent" managed to enchant audiences and take flight opening weekend while Seth MacFarlane's sophomore effort, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," stumbled out of the gates.

De Niro opens up about his gay fatherupdated Wed May 28 2014 13:01:36

Robert De Niro says it was his "responsibility" to make a documentary about his father, artist Robert De Niro Sr., he told Out magazine in an interview.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' electrifies with an $111 million four-day weekendupdated Mon May 26 2014 15:37:32

The mutants might be fighting for their lives in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but everything is smooth-sailing for the explosive, star-studded saga at the box office.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past': What's the verdict?updated Fri May 23 2014 12:35:57

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has stars aplenty, but does it have what it takes to make it a summer blockbuster?

'Blended' is Adam Sandler's 'Anything Else'updated Fri May 23 2014 12:03:09

If "The Wedding Singer" is the "Annie Hall" of Adam Sandler movies, then "Blended" is his "Anything Else."

'Batman v Superman' official title: Who likes it?updated Wed May 21 2014 18:26:20

The only thing that dawned when the official "Batman vs. Superman" title was announced on Wednesday was how much the Internet hated it.

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Want to be in the movie ...?updated Wed May 21 2014 11:55:56

As J.J. Abrams and company get underway shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII," they're still adding pieces to the cast. One of those pieces could be you.

Channing Tatum reveals the 'Magic Mike XXL' plotupdated Tue May 20 2014 16:22:26

Our wait for details on the Magic Mike sequel set to hit theaters in July 2015 is over, ladies and (gay) gentlemen.

Gordon Willis, 'Godfather' cinematographer, dead at 82updated Mon May 19 2014 15:15:12

Gordon Willis, the cinematographer whose expert use of light and shadow on such films as "The Godfather" and "Manhattan" earned him the nickname "The Prince of Darkness," has died. He was 82.

'Godzilla:' What's the verdict?updated Fri May 16 2014 15:43:17

It's expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what's the buzz on "Godzilla"?

'The Princess Bride': Wright wanted the fairy taleupdated Fri May 16 2014 14:44:42

If a young Robin Wright had gotten her wish, she would've wed Cary Elwes.

Review: 'Godzilla' might make you feel like a kid againupdated Fri May 16 2014 10:15:59

Let me put my cards on the table.

'X-Men' producer says Channing Tatum will play Gambit, teases other spinoffsupdated Tue May 13 2014 17:28:57

"Days of Future Past" promises to fit more X-Men into an "X-Men" movie than any "X-Men" movie ever before. Naturally, the curious moviegoer is led to ask: Could the next "X-Men" movie possibly feature even more X-Men, as we evolve towards the ultimate singularity moment when life will be measured not in time but in unconfirmed "X-Men" casting rumors?

H.R. Giger, who designed the creature from 'Alien,' dies at 74updated Tue May 13 2014 16:43:21

H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist whose works of sexual-industrial imagery and design of the eponymous creature in the "Alien" movies were known around the world, has died. He was 74.

First look at Ben Affleck in 'Batman vs. Superman'updated Tue May 13 2014 15:35:05

And we thought Christian Bale's Batman was buff.

Carrie Fisher loses 40 pounds for 'Star Wars'updated Tue May 13 2014 15:34:39

Box office report: 'Neighbors' beats 'Spider-Man 2' with $51 million haulupdated Mon May 12 2014 11:00:09

New film "Neighbors" (Cinema Score: B) easily won the domestic box office battle this weekend. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron's frat comedy earned an estimated $51.1 million, making for a global total of $85 million so far. Last week's No. 1 movie, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," fell to second place, with a weekend gross of $37.2 million for a cumulative domestic gross of $147.9 million and a worldwide gross of $550 million. "The Other Woman," meanwhile, raked in $9.2 million for a domestic total of $61.7 million.

Review: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen in 'Neighbors' updated Fri May 09 2014 14:23:48

Seth Rogen was recently quoted in an Entertainment Weekly magazine article as saying that there have been only one and a half good movies ever made about frat life: "Animal House" and the first half of "Old School."

'Dazed and Confused' director takes in murdererupdated Wed May 07 2014 18:00:02

Three years ago, director Richard Linklater made a movie about a mortician named Bernie Tiede who went to prison after he shot a rich, cranky widow four times in the back with her armadillo gun and hid her body in a deep freezer under the pot pies.

Gerard Butler exits 'Point Break' remakeupdated Wed May 07 2014 10:14:05

He may have fully intended to figure out a new take on Patrick Swayze's iconic philosopher-surfer, but just months before cameras were supposed to roll on the "Point Break" remake, news broke that star Gerard Butler had officially dropped out of the project. EW confirmed the news Tuesday.

What Bradley Cooper looks like nowupdated Mon May 05 2014 13:01:23

The Daily Mail headline read "The Hangover ... Part 4: Bradley Cooper morphs into Zach Galifianakis as he arrives at the Met Gala with bushy beard."

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' sticks super $92 million debutupdated Mon May 05 2014 09:37:00

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (B+ Cinema Score) came out of the gates swinging and earned an estimated $92 million over the weekend.

Netflix, Amazon: What's new in Mayupdated Fri May 02 2014 18:27:35

Netflix and Amazon are adding several new titles to their collections for the month of May.

Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' joins 'Terminator' rebootupdated Fri May 02 2014 16:04:19

Matt Smith of "Doctor Who" fame will star in the next "Terminator" film.

Kristin Chenoweth to play Maleficent updated Thu May 01 2014 18:06:54

Make way, Angelina Jolie!

'Star Wars' cast is Mark Hamill-approvedupdated Thu May 01 2014 18:05:53

Amid the back-and-forth about the cast of the new "Star Wars" movie, one voice has cut through the fray: Luke Skywalker's.

'Amazing Spider-Man 2': What's the verdict?updated Thu May 01 2014 18:02:31

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" might not be so amazing, judging from some early reviews of the anticipated May 2 sequel.

Actor Bob Hoskins, known for 'Roger Rabbit,' dies at 71updated Wed Apr 30 2014 09:14:48

Bob Hoskins, the pugnacious British actor known for playing gangsters, tough guys and working-class gentlemen in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mermaids," has died, publicist Clair Dobbs said Wednesday.

'Mean Girls' is still 'fetch'updated Wed Apr 30 2014 08:17:56

How many of you have felt victimized by a Regina George?

Box office report: 'The Other Woman' trio overwhelms 'Captain America'updated Mon Apr 28 2014 09:02:59

The threesome of Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton proved to be too much for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Review: 'The Other Woman'updated Fri Apr 25 2014 17:05:23

When Cameron Diaz, a type-A corporate attorney ? you know this because she wears power skirts and taps officiously on a laptop in a skybox office the size of a swimming pool ? gets swept off her feet by a dashing businessman ("Game of Thrones'" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), it all seems too good to be true. Because of course, it is: It turns out he's got a wife in Connecticut (Leslie Mann) and a barely-legal blond (Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton) in the Hamptons.

Joss Whedon's new movie available on Vimeo for rentalupdated Mon Apr 21 2014 15:43:55

Joss Whedon fans got a nice surprise Sunday when Whedon revealed that April 20 wasn't just the day his latest film, "In Your Eyes," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

'Captain America' crosses $200 million in its third weekupdated Mon Apr 21 2014 09:48:59

It's a great day to be a Marvel superhero.

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the worksupdated Thu Apr 17 2014 08:59:43

Cue Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady" on your tape deck: Fox 2000 Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire."

What to expect from 'Magic Mike' sequelupdated Wed Apr 16 2014 11:29:03

Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" is back in action.

'Captain America' fights off box office competitionupdated Mon Apr 14 2014 09:44:58

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" warded off newcomers this weekend and remains king of the hill with $41.4 million in its second weekend of release.

Amy Poehler in talks to join Tina Fey comedyupdated Wed Apr 09 2014 10:42:54

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler must be in the business of making dreams come true.

'Captain America' soars with $96.2 million weekendupdated Mon Apr 07 2014 08:24:50

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is yet another piece of evidence that Marvel's formula for its behemoth superhero film franchise is exactly what audiences want.

Review: 'Dom Hemingway' a mesmerizing dramaupdated Fri Apr 04 2014 13:58:41

If ever there were an actor ripe to ''McConaughnesize'' his career, it's Jude Law ? and guess what, he has done it, spectacularly, in "Dom Hemingway."

Review: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'updated Fri Apr 04 2014 12:54:03

A superhero should always battle a foe as powerful as he is. Otherwise, there's no contest.

'Eleanor & Park' heads for big screen with DreamWorksupdated Wed Apr 02 2014 15:20:25

Big Red is headed to the big screen.

Lisa Marie Presley, and more celeb transformationsupdated Tue Apr 01 2014 12:42:24

New to Netflix in Aprilupdated Tue Apr 01 2014 08:17:03

Box office report: 'Noah' wreaks Old Testament havoc on its competitorsupdated Mon Mar 31 2014 11:13:56

Russell Crowe's grungy beard ? presumably as well as other elements of Noah -- drew in $44 million this weekend, perching it atop a Mount Ararat of box office receipts with a moderately impressive sum by any measurement (including cubits).

'Noah': Roundup of the flood of reviewsupdated Fri Mar 28 2014 13:16:57

Is it "Titanic" for the faithful?

'Network': The angriest movie of all timeupdated Thu Mar 27 2014 12:48:43

Paddy Chayefsky heard voices.

Box office report: 'Divergent' heads straight for $56 million winupdated Mon Mar 24 2014 08:41:06

Divergent was dauntless at the box office this weekend, easily winning the top spot with an estimated $56 million. Meanwhile, the Muppets failed to take multiplexes in Muppets Most Wanted, earning $16.5 million, and the faith-based indie God's Not Dead inspired an awesome $8.6 million from just 780 theaters.

Review: 'Divergent' keeps you investedupdated Fri Mar 21 2014 10:12:14

In the posters for "Divergent," Shailene Woodley has been given the stylized bod of a comic-book sci-action vamp, and her features are as coolly chiseled as her physique.

'Nymphomaniac' and other sexy sex scenesupdated Fri Mar 21 2014 09:10:55

Ivan Reitman will not direct 'Ghostbusters 3'updated Wed Mar 19 2014 12:59:30

Ivan Reitman has decided that he will not return to direct the next installment of "Ghostbusters," EW has confirmed.

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