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Ian McKellen Turned Down Playing Dumbledore in Harry Potter for Surprising Reason

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He may play Gandalf, but Ian McKellen missed out on playing one other famous wizard. The British thespian just revealed that he actually turned down the part of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies. That’s right–someone actually for real turned down being part of one of the biggest franchises of all time. Interestingly enough, Sir Ian had a pretty good reason for …

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‘The Boss Baby’ Takes #1 Spot in Opening Weekend Smackdown

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With a smack-down, hard-edged mentality out of the executive suite–and not too much else sweet about it–animated comedy The Boss Baby roared over the weekend, collecting a cool $49 million for 20th Century Fox. The Alec Baldwin vehicle earned just enough to send box office pace setter Beauty and the Beast down to No. 2 on the revenue chart with …

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Marvel Comics Blames Diverse Heroes for Sales Decline?

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It’s tax season, which means everyone is reminiscing about last year’s finances. Unfortunately for Marvel Comics, they had a year of declining sales. It seems odd considering how well the Marvel movies are doing, but apparently diversity might be to blame. If you’re asking, “What??” in disbelief right now, that was our reaction, too. It sounds absurd, but according to …

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Trailer: The First Epic ‘Captain Underpants’ Movie Is Here

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Release date: June 2, 2017 Studio: DreamWorks Animation Director: David Soren MPAA Rating: PG (for mild rude humor throughout) Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences …

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Is Spider-Man Already Abandoning the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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What fresh hell is this? Is Spider-Man really already planning on leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming just came out. Not only that, but we’ve only seen a tiny glimpse of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker so far in Captain America: Civil War. It seems flat out mean to tear him away when we are just getting to know …

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The 7 Best April Netflix Releases for Laughs, Learning & More

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Spring is here which means it’s time for spring cleaning, April fools and April showers. But once you’ve finished cleaning out your filthy bedroom, hiding a fart machine in your boss’s office and avoided becoming drenched in a downpour, you deserve a little break. Netflix has a solid enough offering this month with revival series of 1990s classics and animated …

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Why Everyone Hates the New ‘Justice League’ Trailer

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The new trailer for Justice League debuted recently. While that may have been exciting in itself, closer examination is giving some critics bad vibes. D.C. Comics has been having a notoriously difficult time competing with Marvel. While Marvel has hits like The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, D.C. is struggling along with mediocre blockbusters like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. The Justice League movie had people hoping …

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Movie Review: Stylish Highs and Nostalgic Lows in ‘T2: Trainspotting’

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What happened to Mark Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie? Read our movie review of T2 Trainspotting to find out: It’s been over 20 years since Ewan McGregor ran with the money, Ewen Bremner kept quiet, Robert Carlyle was caught by the police and Jonny Lee Miller lost his infant child to neglect. Did you forget all those moments from Trainspotting? Don’t …

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