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Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Red Hot in New Heat Trailer (watch)

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy may be the Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor of their generation. Okay, they’re both women and both white, but they’re hilarious in a new red band trailer for their upcoming movie “The Heat.” McCarthy plays a street-smart, tough talking Boston detective and Bullock is an uptight, by-the-book federal prosecutor. The sight gags and McCarthy’s one-liners come almost nonstop. Bullock, easily one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, shows off her comedic skills as well. ...

Chris Pines' Kirk Battles Terrorism in New Star Trek Trailer (watch!)

Chris Pine’s Capt. Kirk is fighting an inner war as well as a real war against haunting terror in a new extended trailer for “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” Benedict Cumberbatch is his scary nemesis, who has a lot of hell in store for Kirk and the Enterprise crew. Much of the new movie takes place in an around Earth as evil terrorist John Harrison takes the fight home. Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg all reprise their roles. The new trailer builds on a previously released clip with about a minute of new footage, much of it showcasing the movie’s incredible special effects. ...

Rinko Kikuchi Adds Hot Eye Candy in New Pacific Rim Trailer (watch)

Guillermo Del Toro puts a new spin on classic science fiction films based on giant monsters like “Godzilla.” The trailer for his new film, “Pacific Rim,” pays suitable homage to the genre, while one-upping it with modern special effects. The stars of this movie are the special effects, so don’t be too surprised by the nameless cast. The most recognizable is probably Ron Perlman, best known for playing Vincent, the beast, in the TV series “Beauty and the Beast” (1987-1990) and the lead in the “Hell Boy” movies. He’ll appear with English actor Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky and Max Martini. But the fabulous Rinko Kikuchi will provide the eye-candy....

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit Scores' on Superior Direction (video)

I never read The Hobbit nor the “Lord of the Rings” series, but when the opportunity came to see a screening of “The Hobbit,” I jumped at the chance. I was dazzled not so much by the story, but by director Peter Jackson’s epic work. Elijah Wood, who appears briefly as Frodo, was good. But Martin Freeman in the titular role as the young Bilbo Baggins is spot-on, Gollum is brilliantly essayed by Andy Serkis....

Tom Cruise Tackles Science Fiction in Stunning 'Oblivion' (new trailer!)

Tom Cruise ventures into science fiction for his latest action/adventure movie, “Oblivion.” A new trailer shows Cruise on an alien world, hey wait, it’s earth! Seems the planet has been trashed and he’s out to save it. Cruise teamed up for the film with Director Joseph Kosinski, who also helmed “TRON: Legacy” and produced “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” so you know the special effects will be top rate. The cast is also top notch. It includes Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, providing the eye candy....

Keira Knightley New Anna Karenina Stills Opulent, Decadent (15 Photos!)

Keira Knightley captures the essence of Tolstoy’s femme fatale in “Anna Karenina.” Not only is it a lavish costume drama, it conveys the opulence, decadence and corruption of late 19th Century Russia. The latter, of course, was the whole point of the book. Anna is consumed by her own passion and the romanticism of the era. Caught in a loveless marriage with Count Alexei Karenin (Jude Law), who is 20 years older, she eventually pursues the much younger Count Alexei Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Check out 15 lavish new photos....

Fox Options Film on German Hero ‘Arminius,’ a Favorite of Third Reich

Screen writer Frank Moll has reportedly optioned a script to 20th Century Fox about ancient German hero “Arminius,” He defeated a Roman army in a key battle that shaped Germany. Only one problem; Third Reich propagandists used him to promote Nazi Germany’s superiority. There’s no question the story of the ancient warrior would make for interesting cinema, especially for those fond of movies like “The Gladiator” or Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart." Arminius has been used in almost every German war to rouse nationalism....

Bilbo Baggins Freaks at Gollum in New Hobbit Trailer (watch)

Martin Freeman as young Bilbo Baggins has his first encounter the wiry Gollum in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Bilbo wants to find a way out of Gollum’s slimy lair, but Gollum has other plans for the Hobbit. “Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we haven’t tried Hobbits,” says the wiry creature. “But we haven’t tried Hobbits yet. Tell me is it soft? Is it juicy?” As Gollum presses in perilously close, Bilbo draws his sword and begins waving it wildly. “Keep your distance! I will use this if I have to,” he threatens....

Is Lexi Belle Next Big Adult Star to Try Legitimate Films? (photos!)

Lexi Belle has done just about everything a girl can do in the porn industry, including performing in more than 400 movies and winning for AVN Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars among a slew of nominations. Bell, 25, has girlish good looks and a sexiness that she has played in a number of ways in a range of scenarios. If she tries to cross-over, she would follow in the footsteps of porn legend Sasha Gray, known as the girl who would do anything in a film. She also won numerous accolades before retiring....

Leonardo DiCaprio Feared 'Django' Might Go Too Far (New Trailer!)

Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Django Unchained,” plantation owner, Calvin Candie, is so evil and cruel he fretted that Director Quentin Tarantino had gone too far to portray pre-Civil War plantation life and the treatment of slaves. “It was hard for me to wrap my head around it,” he said in a recent interview. Christoph Waltz, who starred in Tarantino’s World War II film “Inglorous Basterds,” and won an Oscar for his supporting role, returns in “Django.” He plays bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, who teams with ex-slave Django, played by Jamie Foxx, to track down the notorious Brittle Brothers. Check out the latest trailer!...

Anne Hathaway Sings 'At the End of the Day' From Les Miserables (watch)

Anne Hathaway plays Fantine, the tragic factory worker and mother of Cosette in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” Fantine’s fortunes take a turn for the worse and she is forced to give up Cosette, who is illegitimate, and turn to prostitution, which lands her in prison. Fantine’s misfortune begins in Paris where she is wooed by a smarmy gentleman. She falls in love, only to be cruelly rejected when she becomes pregnant. In a new clip Hathaway sings "At the End of the Day," about the plight of working-class women in 19th Century France....

Hugh Jackman Sings 'Who Am I' From Les Miserables (watch!)

the lead character Jean Valjean, in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables. The classic novel revolves around Valjean’s effort to lead a virtuous life after being convicted for stealing bread to feed his starving sister’s children. He revolts at the cruelty and injustice of the French prison system and French society in general, but can’t escape his past as a convict. In a new clip, he sings 'Who Am I" about a moral dilemma he faces that could free or condemn him. ...

Samantha Barks Sings 'On My Own' From Les Miserables (watch!)

Samantha Barks plays Éponine, the Thénardiers’ coddled daughter in Les Miserables, the 19th Century Victor Hugo novel, on which the musical movie is based. Éponine is jealous and hateful toward Cosette and moves Valjean to pity Cosette, which sets in motion his plans to take her away from the Thérnadiers. She sings 'On My Own' in a new movie clip. Watch it here!...

Leslie Mann Tackles Everyone's Mid-Life Crisis in 'This is 40' (watch!)

Leslie Mann has two hot films on the way including “This is 40,” a comedy written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow, who just happens to be her husband. Sure, it’s a family affair, but it seems to work. Their upcoming film “This is 40,” sort of a sequel to 2007′s “Knocked Up.” Characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) are reprised. They are still wrestling with their marriage, but this time Pete’s new record label is facing financial problems. As they turn 40, they begin to go through the throes of a hilarious midlife crisis....

'The Hobbit' Causes 27 Animal Deaths; Animal Groups Outraged

Animal rights groups are up in arms over the deaths of 27 animals that were used to film the wildly popular movie “The Hobbit.” They are planning protests in New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom where filming has taken place. The film’s production company claims none of the animals died while actually shooting scenes. Rather they were housed on farms that included so called “death traps.” But the “wranglers” specifically charged with caring for the animals said they complained in vain to the Warner Bros. owned production company. ...

Keira Knightley Perks Up (Her Breasts) for Allure Mag (photos!)

Keira Knightley is best known for her costume dramas, but she’s totally comfortable going without a costume if the part calls for it. And, often it does. She flaunts her classic beauty topless on the cover of Allure magazine. “I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed,” the 27-year-old Brit told the magazine. “No bottom half!” She couldn't get more explicit than that. But she’s fair game for anything else. “I don’t mind exposing my t*ts because they’re so small — people really aren't that interested!” she laughs....

Hugh Jackman Leads Les Miserables Cast in New UK Trailer

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe are among the actors featured in a new trailer for movie musical “Les Miserables.” The video targets the United Kingdom and includes new footage compared with the film’s first trailer. The first trailer contained no dialogue, just Hathaway singing the poignant song “I Dreamed a Dream.” Also featured singing in the new trailer are Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen....

Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Has Budweiser Maker Foaming (watch)

In his new movie “Flight,” Denzel Washington plays a pilot who has a thirst for Budweiser beer, a product placement that would normally have beer-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev jumping up and down in the aisles. Except Washington plays an alcoholic pilot. Forget for a moment that no functional alcoholic would waste their time with beer, let alone Budweiser. And where’s Washington’s beer belly? So much for attention to detail. But it’s refreshing to hear a company demanding to have its product taken out of a movie, when the trend in Hollywood today is to lard up films with product placements of almost every kind....