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Nerve: Truth or Dare – Truth + Dare Squared!

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Nerve – Vee (Emma Roberts) Photo by Niko Tavernise/Courtesy of eOne

A good girl high school student with two friends – a male friend, Tommy, who is not a boyfriend and a girlfriend, Sydney, who is not a girlfriend – takes a walk on the wild side through a game accessed on social media.

It does not go well.

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Nick Jonas Cast In Mystery Role In FOX’s Scream Queens!

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Nick Jonas has been cast in FOX’s Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Jonas joins a killer cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and Ariana Grande.

The anthology series, the premiere season of which revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders, is set to premiere on FOX’s Fall 22015 schedule. Jonas’ role is being kept a mystery. For more, follow the jum-p.

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Four Join Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens!

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Fox has announced cast additions for the first season of Ryan Murphy’s new series, Scream Queens.

Joining Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts will be Joe Manganiello, Lea Michelle, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer. Ariana Grande will guest-star in a key recurring role.

The first instalment of the comedy-horror series is set on a college campus rocked by a series of murders. Scream Queens is set for a Fall 2015 premiere.  For more, follow the jump.

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Peek Behind The Curtain–The First Trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show!

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While it certainly doesn’t give anything away plot-wise, the first official extended trailer for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show certainly gives us a good look at many of the show’s characters. Does it look a wee bit freaky? Yes, yes it does.

Check it out after the jump. American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on October 8th.

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Insane Trailer: Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman!

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A actor struggles to mount a play on Broadway. Normal, right? Broadway is never easy. But this actor was once a movie god, playing the iconic superhero, Birdman. Combined with his ego problems, troubled family life and fading career, that’s a lot to put on any guy’s plate.

Is he nuts? The new international trailer for Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman suggests that might be a possibility. Check it out after the jump.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hotel For Dogs: Undemanding Fun

The trailers for Hotel For Dogs make much of the Rube Goldberg devices that are created for the titular hotel and, in truth, they are pretty amazing. The film is not nearly as much fun, but it does have its good points.

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Andi [Emma Roberts] and her little brother, Bruce [Jake T. Austin] are foster kids who have adopted a stray dog they’ve named Friday. Their latest foster parents, Lois [Lisa Kudrow] and Carl [Matt Dillon] are obnoxious, and talentless, would be rock stars who have a no pets policy. In trying to find ways to keep Friday with them, yet unseen by Lois and Carl, they have gone to extraordinary lengths – which take them into a closed down hotel, where they find two dogs, that Bruce names Lenny and Georgia. Before long, Andi and Bruce are being helped by a pair of pet store employees named Dave [Johnny Simmons] and Heather [Kyla Pratt] as they turn the place into a hotel for dogs. Along the way, a guy named Mark [Troy Gentile] joins the band, maybe because chunky kids are funny… or something.

The Rube Goldberg devices in all those trailers? They’re to take care of feeding the dogs and give them typical doggie experiences – like playing fetch, barking when there’s someone at the door, or sticking their heads out of a car window. The devices are created by Bruce [who is clearly the reincarnation of Mr. Goldberg], but one of the key plot points is what happens when the devices malfunction and the dogs all flee the building.

The villains are the pet control officers who rake sadistic glee at putting strays in their cages and count the moments until the unclaimed ones will be put down. Other than the sympathetic Bernie [Don Cheadle], the kids’ social worker, all the remaining adults in the film are pretty much twits [though not as bad as Lois and Carl].

Despite its flaws [and they are several], Hotel For Dogs kinda works. The dogs are well trained and steal every scene, though the kids hold their own, for the most part. There’s a certain lowbrow charm to the piece – though perhaps one too many dog poop jokes. The movie is aimed at tweens [the Nickelodeon demographic], but the dogs and Bruce’s wacky machines will keep adults interested while the forced romance between Dave and Andi develops.

Hotel For Dogs is a put your brain on hold and eat your popcorn movie. That’s precisely what it intends to be and, on that level, it works.

Final Grade: B-