Strange Trailer: Strange Magic!

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Touchstone’s Strange Magic tells a fantasy tale through the use of hit songs from the past six decades. The character and set design remind of legendary artist Bran Froud and the result is, to say the least, unique.

Stange Magic opens on January 23, 2015. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1: A Lifeless, Limp Noodle

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I won’t lie; I walked into The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 knowing that I would hate it. I liked the first two films well enough, but really don’t like Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and I’m sorry but I’m sick to death of watching movies that don’t seem to end. I miss the days when movies had clear beginnings, middles and endings. I don’t want to wait 4 or 5 years to get a complete story because frankly, by the time it concludes, I just don’t give a crap anymore. Can anyone tell me what’s going on in The Hobbit movies?

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Pitch Perfect Trailer 2 – Pitch Perfect 2!

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Pitch Perfect was a hit that no one saw coming. With its mix of a cappella sweetness and gross out comedy raunch, it surprised everyone – at least everyone who didn’t see it.

So, sequel. Because, hit film. And now there’s a trailer for the sequel – and it looks like it has the same mix of sweetness and raunch that made the first one a hit. Check it out after the jump.

Pitch Perfect 2 stars Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Hana Mae Lee, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Hailee Steinfeld, and Katey Segal (among others). It premieres on May 15, 2015.

William Shatner To Recur On Haven! Mid-Season Finale Date Announced!

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As Haven’s final episodes run down, William Shatner is joining the show in a recurring role that has a four-episode arc. Naturally, his character is pivotal and has the potential to affect the town an its fate.

Haven (Syfy, Fridays, 7/6C) reaches its mid-season finale on December 5th – by which point, Mara’s endgame will be revealed.

The show’s final 13 episodes will air in 2015. For further details, follow the jump.

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Avengers NOW! Titles Fly Off Shelves As Three New Series Return to Press!

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All-New Captain America, Superior Iron Man & Thor are smash hits! Exciting and ambitious, these Avengers NOW! titles are bringing seismic changes to some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, reinvigorating and recharging some of the most popular characters in all of fiction. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that three of these hit titles have completely sold out and will immediately head back to press! Missed out on these energetic and action-packed comics the first time? Now is your chance to get your hands on ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1,SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 and THOR #2 when they return to comic shops this December!

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What to Watch This Weekend: The Wind Rises

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On this episode, the GeekScholars discuss The Wind Risesthe animated film from renowned filmmaker and artist, Hayao Miyazaki. The GeekScholars call The Wind Rises a “a romantic journey through aeronautical engineering,” as the film explores the fictionalized life of a Japanese airplane builder during World War II.

What to Watch This Weekend is a brand new weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars review a highly-acclaimed film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Action, Suspense and Thinking!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could have gone wrong in so many ways that it’s a genuine relief to be able to say it’s infinitely better than the book – at least, so far. It’s smart and thought provoking while having considerably more action that I was expecting. In fact, it’s the best film in the series, so far.

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FOX Winter Premieres From Backstrom and Glee To Weird Loners and The Following Announced!

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FOX has set the dates for its winter premieres for new scripted shows Backstrom (January 22nd), The Last Man On Earth (March 1st) and Weird Loners (March 31st) – and unscripted World’s Funniest Fails (working title) (January 16th).

Returning scripted shows include Glee’s final 13-episode season (two-hour premiere on January 9th), The following (two-hour premiere on March 2n) and Bones (March 26th). Unscripted returnees include Masterchef Junior (January 6th) and Hell’s Kitchen (March 3rd).

For a complete schedule for new and returning FOX shows (day/date/time), follow the jump.

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TCM Plans Triple Feature In Tribute To Mike Nichols!

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Mike Nichols may have died this week, but he’s left behind a reputation as a wonderful human being and a trove of superb motion pictures to guarantee he will never be forgotten.

On Saturday, December 6th, TCM will run a triple feature of films that speak to his ability to do vastly different things really, really well: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, and Carnal Knowledge. For further details, follow the jump.

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