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‘Frozen’ First Billion Dollar Box Office Disney Animated Film Ever

Disney’s animated feature film, “Frozen,” iced several records this weekend, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time and the seventh picture to gross more than $1 billion at the box office, the company announced today (Mar. 30). “Frozen” also set another record this year. It’s the first Animation Studios film to snag an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad....

Noah Succeeds as Biblical Epic Thanks to CGI, Taut Story-Telling

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” surpasses all previous Biblical epics largely because he sizes down the story to its must human elements without losing a sense of scale thanks to modern computer generated images. Because Noah is such a well known Biblical tale, the story really comes down to the telling. Everyone who enters the theater knows exactly how it will end. But the magic is in the journey. And, this film is magical. The movie also stars Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson....

Scarlett Johansson Conflicted Over Family, Bitter-Sweet Career

Scarlett Johansson talks about having it all in recent interviews as rumors that she’s pregnant gain credence, but she is at an odd stage in her life where she must feel deeply conflicted over her family and career. Now 29, . she was considered in the same league as A-list contemporaries like Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Hillary Swank, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson and Charlize Theron. But they have all won Oscars....

Emma Watson in Rare Fashion Fail at Noah NYC Premiere (photos)

Emma Watson was going for a look tonight (Mar. 26) at the New York City premiere of her new movie, “Noah.” But what kind of look… Mary Todd Lincoln? It was a rare fashion fail for the young starlet. Watson, 23, has been on the road for a couple of weeks promoting the movie. Maybe she ran out of clothes and had to borrow a cast-off from the “Harry Potter” prop room. Or maybe she just wanted to look older, like a century older....

Robert Pattinson ‘Water for Elephants’ Trainer Decertified

Robert Pattinson’s 2011 movie “Water for Elephants” was all about the bond between humans and animals, until it was revealed that Tai, the movie’s elephant was beaten and electro-shocked to perform its tricks. Some three years later the company Have Trunk Will Travel announced today that it had dropped its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Acquariums. In addition to Pattinson’s picture, which also starred Reese Witherspoon and Christolph Waltz, the company supplied elephants for Adam Sandler’s 2011 film “Zookeeper” and Britney Spears’ music video for “Circus.”...

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield Swing in New Spider-Man Trailer

Andrew Garfield has his hands full as Spider-Man in the final trailer before the movie debuts in May. He’s web swinging one minute, fighting bad guys the next and bussing with girlfriend in between. Who could ask for more? The fetching Emma Stone reprises her role as Gwen Stacey in the Sam Raimi-directed reboot....

Maggie Q Ultra-Revealing Dress Shocks at Divergent Debut (photos)

Maggie Q stunned on the red carpet at the “Divergent” Los Angeles premiere last night (Mar. 18), wearing a daring, ultra-revealing black dress that was less than more. It revealed she was sans undies. The 34-year-old actress, real name Margaret Denise Quigley, revealed her long, lean thighs and back, but still managed to keep her private parts covered....

Quvenzhané Wallis Role in ‘Annie’ Remake Draws Racist Backlash

Quvenzhané Wallis, nominated for an Academy Award for her role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” has sparked a racist backlash over social media after she was tapped to play Annie in a film adaptation of the Broadway musical. Wallis is joined in the cast by Jamie Foxx, who plays an updated Daddy Warbucks, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. The backlash has been roiling ever since the first movie trailer was released March 5....

Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily Sparks Native American ‘Pan’ Protests

Rooney Mara may want to reconsider the part of Native American Tiger Lily in the upcoming movie production of “Pan,” in the face of growing protests by Native American groups, angered because the part is going to a white actress. Warner Bros. apparently learned nothing from Disney’s experience, when it was besieged by protests over the “The Lone Ranger.”...

Jamie Foxx Horrifying Stereotype in New Spider-Man 2 Trailer (watch!)

Jamie Foxx gets a long-awaited close up in a new “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ trailer. His character, Electro faces off with Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in New York City’s Times Square. Could the racial stereotyping be any more obvious? The new 59-second clip, released today (Mar. 11), features Electro and Parker meeting face-to-face for the first time....

Arab Allies Ban ‘Noah;’ Will Obama Denounce Religious Intolerance?

Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, three key U.S. allies in the Middle East have all banned the upcoming Biblical film “Noah,” without drawing any rebuke from the Obama Administration for religious intolerance. The countries, which are all Muslim dominated, have outlawed the film, claiming “it contradicts the teachings of Islam.” The The film stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson. ...

Will Scarlett Johansson Steal Capt. America Movie? See New Trailer!

Scarlett Johansson gets major face-time in a new featurette for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and it looks like her character, Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, could steal the movie. That would be totally in keeping with Natasha’s character. She’s darker, more mysterious and just evil enough to do it....

Want More Jennifer Lawrence? Buy Hunger Games Catching Fire DVD

Jennifer Lawrence was an eyeful in all 126 minutes of the theatrical version “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” But if you hunger for more, the new DVD and Blu-Ray releases are the place to get them. The new discs are the only way to get the full flavor of the movie, at least until a director’s cut comes out. The third film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” is set for release in November, and “Part 2″ will debut sometime next year....

Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Rover’ Gets Release Date; Find Out Here!

Robert Pattinson spent a grueling month and a half filming “The Rover” in the torrid Australian Outback. Now fans will finally get a chance to see the movie this summer! Read on to find out the release date. The film, directed by David Michôd and co-starring Guy Pearce takes Rob in a different direction from his previous movies....

Dakota Fanning Plays Schoolhouse Lolita in French Magazine (Photos)

Dakota Fanning is portrayed as an alluring Schoolhouse Lolita in French fashion magazine Jalouse. She just turned 20 this weekend and is old enough to do adult spreads. But, ah, the French; they’re obsessed with under-age sexuality. Oui? The magazine last photographed Fanning in 2009, when she really was under-age at 15. The magazine made no qualms about it....

Guardians of Galaxy Trailer Soars After Jimmy Kimmel Debut (see!)

Chris Pratt’s character, Peter Quill, is introduced along with his band of inter-galactic misfits in the world premiere trailer for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The campy sci-fi film is so eagerly anticipated the trailer is soaring on YouTube. Since debuting last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the 2:30 preview has racked up nearly 1.5 million views on the social media site....

Emma Watson Is Queen of Hearts in Wonderland Mag (photos!)

Emma Watson applies her intellectual prowess as editor and also poses for the new issue of Wonderland magazine. She looks like she tumbled down the rabbit hole and came out as Queen of Hearts. She’ll be reigning on two covers and with a royal court of Hollywood stars. The magazine name-drops Lena Dunham, Jonah Hill, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Patti Smith, Joseph Gorden Levitt, Sofia Coppola and Guillermo del Toro to name a few....

Meryl Streep Shades Oscars Over ‘Surprises, Injustices’ (watch!)

Meryl Streep has gotten more Oscar love than any other actress, but doesn’t share the affection for this year’s picks. She told Ellen deGeneres she was “surprised” by the “injustices,” to actors who were passed over this year. There were so many performances that year that were great. I’m thinking of my friend Emma Thompson,” she said....

Oscar Race Still Foggy for Best Picture Following SAG Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and cast snared surprise best ensemble honors at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards last night (Jan. 18). It halted some of the momentum of “12 Years a Slave,” and turned the Best Picture Oscar race into a muddle. “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are emerging as head-to-head rivals with “Gravity,” thought to be a strong contender early on, fading in comparison....