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Lucasfilm To Launch Sweeping Promotion Campaign for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Global Brands!

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Lucasfilm is going global to promote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – teaming up with Duracell, Gilette and Nissan Motor Co.

The campaigns have been designed to ‘capturing the spirit and camaraderie of ‘Rogue One.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on December 16th. For more, follow the jump.

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Bluefin Presents Bandai’s Chogokin Toy Story Creations!

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Have you ever wished that Toy Story characters could pull a Voltron and link up to create a wicked crime-busting giant robot?

The geniuses at Bandai have and Bluefin is bringing the fruits of their labors to North America: the new Chogokin Toy Story Combination Woody Robo Sheriff Star (above right) and Chogokin Toy Story Combination Buzz the Space Ranger Robo (above left).

For a closer look at these unique figures – and details on how to pre-order – follow the jump.

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Guillermo Del Toro Begins Shooting The Shape of Water!

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Guillermo Del Toro has begun production on his next film, The Shape of Water – which he is shooting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (where he filmed Pacific Rim).

The Shape of Water ‘is an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.’

Del Toro’s cast includes Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.

More details follow the break.

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Movie Review: The Suicide Squad. Characters & Audience Deserve Better

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Even though Suicide Squad turned out to be a mess of a film, Warner Brothers should be applauded for going off script in their latest failure. I’ve been vocal about how I hate the entire idea of every DC film being dark and grim just because for some reason the folks in charge think it’s cool and equates to some imagined “realism.”

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Lily Tomlin To Receive 2016 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award!

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The inimitable Lily Tomlin will be honored with the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. The SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29th, 2017.

For a recap of Tomlin’s career achievements, follow the jump.

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Hillary Wins Choice President at Teen Choice 2016!

TEEN CHOICE 2016: Victoria Justice and John Cena onstage at TEEN CHOICE 2016 airing Sunday, July 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Vince Bucci/FOX
TEEN CHOICE 2016: Victoria Justice and John Cena onstage at TEEN CHOICE 2016 CA. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Vince Bucci/FOX

The winners of tonight’s Teen Choice 2016 have been announced and to the surprise of absolutely no one (except maybe Donald Trump), Hillary Clinton won Choice President.

As usual, there were a number of multiple winners – Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan O’Brien, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande among them.

Over the voting period, teens cast over 37,000,000 votes. Follow the jump for complete list of winners.

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Toronto Opens World Exclusive Belle Reve Penitentiary Fan Experience!

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For two days, the city of Toronto will be home to Belle Reve Penitentiary – home of the members of the Suicide Squad!

Yesterday, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and David Ayer joined Mayor John Tory is cutting the ribbon to open the world exclusive fan experience.

The unique fan experience – including film props, sets and one-of-a-kind activations – in the historic Distillery District will showcase such Suicide Squad features as Deadshot’s jail cell, the iconic Belle Reve mural wall and more.

The showstopper activation has to be the Harley Quinn Smash Cell.

Open from 1-10pm, July 27th and 28th, fans will enter through the prison gates to explore this special immersive experience. Plus, fans can purchase advance tickets to see the film in IMAX® – and have the opportunity to win prizes.

Follow the jump for all the details.

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Disney Unveils Character Art For Moana!

In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
“Moana,” ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released character art and descriptions for the main characters in its next release, the story the adventures of a mortal girl and a demigod, Moana.

Moana will be in theaters on November 23rd. Follow the jump for the new character art.

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Comic-Con 2016: Marvel Studios Unleashes… a New Logo?

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Lots of stuff from Marvel Studios today at Comic-Con 2016. The casts of Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 all made appearances and some new title treatments were revealed.

Also, there was the new poster and trailer for Doctor Strange (see previous post) and one other really big announcement (see next post).

Details follow the jump.

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