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Power Rangers Trailer


Kimberly Hart, Trini, Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor and Billy Cranston are a group of high school kids from Angel Grove who all have their own problems. They are misfits who all find themselves thrust together as a team when they discover some mysterious artifacts that transform them into glowing, uber strong super heroes. Their discovery leads them to Zordon; an ancient being who now survives only as part of the Morphin Grid, and who reveals to them that they have been chosen as this generation's Power Rangers. Together, and with a little help from Zordon's faithful android Alpha 5, they must use their powers and their disguises to save the world from whatever adversary that may lay ahead - unfortunately for them, that comes sooner than anticipated with the villainous villainess Rita Repulsa who threatens to bring them all down. Are these new Rangers equipped to handle their first alien threat?

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Beauty And The Beast To Baywatch: The Movie Reboots We Can't Wait For In 2017


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Movie reboots are always risky business and in recent years we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to studios trying to breathe new life into an old story.

But 2017 looks pretty promising for movie lovers, with some high-profile reboots coming our way that might just be better than the originals.

Beauty and The Beast

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Bryan Cranston Will Play Zordon In 'Power Rangers' Reboot


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‘Breaking Bad’ alum, six-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of the Power Rangers movie, playing the team's mentor Zordon. The actor announced the news on Twitter Tuesday (June 22) and also dropped some serious Power Rangers trivia.

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston has been cast in the Power Rangers reboot.

‘Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie! T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor?’ Cranston tweeted. Yes, believe it or not, the Blue Ranger Billy Cranston from the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' series was indeed named after Cranston.

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5 Times Elizabeth Banks Channelled Her Inner Effie Trinket In 2015


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By far the most visually stunning character in the whole 'Hunger Games' franchise is, of course, Effie Trinket; the outrageously dressed capitol chaperone brought to life by Elizabeth Banks in every movie. And it seems some of that magic has rubbed off on Banks on the red carpet too.

Effie's unique style doesn't stop at the set of this movie series; Banks has been turning heads at events throughout the year in get-ups reminiscent of the role that brought her to international attention. Now that the series has finally ended with the box office smash hit 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', we hope that Banks continues to work that weirdness. Here's a few of our favourites:

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks went for her favourite designer for 'Love And Mercy' photocall

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Elizabeth Banks - The Hunger Games Mockinngjay Part 2 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Hunger Games Actors Are Thirsty For More


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Jennifer Lawrence has stood as Katniss Everdeen against the Capitol for the final time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and, while she has not spoken of her desire to reprise her role for further films, many of The Hunger Games cast has.

Jennifer Lawrence J-Law takes on Katniss Everdeen for the final time

The hugely successful franchise - which has brought in a staggering $2billion at box offices worldwide - is based on Suzanne Collins’ dystopian books and came to its natural end at the same point the novels did.

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Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller And Emma Watson Show Support For Jennifer Lawrence's Gender Pay Inequality Essay


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Hollywood stars including Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Emma Watson have declared their support for Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on gender pay inequality in the film industry.

Miller and Cooper, who were interviewed on the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie Burnt on Wednesday (October 14th), both weighed in on the article that Lawrence published via Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny the previous day.

33 year old Miller revealed that she once turned down a play because she was offered less than half the pay of her male co-star – in a two-person production. She told E! News that she reluctantly did “what we have to start doing, unfortunately, at the expense of our creative dreams… …I walked away from a play I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us.”

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer


Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.

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Brian Wilson's Astounding Life Story Reaches Your Living Room With 'Love & Mercy'


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Those who missed the theatrical release of Brian Wilson biopic 'Love & Mercy' don't have to miss out any longer as the critically acclaimed flick is now on DVD, bringing a story of hope, love and creativity to the masses.

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In June 2015, the biopic of one of music's greatest living legends, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, was released to a rapturous response. Depicting him in two major decades of his life, 'Love And Mercy' was directed by the Oscar nominated Bill Pohlad ('12 Years A Slave', 'Brokeback Mountain') and captured both the intense pain and the immense happiness that he struggled with throughout his successful career.

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Is Elizabeth Banks Set To Direct 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot?


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Fresh off the box office success of Pitch Perfect 2, actress Elizabeth Banks could be about to take on a major new directing project, a big screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels. The 41year old moved behind the camera for the first time earlier this year for Pitch Perfect 2, which ended up setting a record for the highest grossing directorial debut at the box office.

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks is said to be in talks to direct a Charlie’s Angels reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is putting together a Charlie’s Angels reboot and Banks is in talks to direct. Banks is also being eyed to produce the film along with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman. The studio is said to be currently looking for a scriptwriter.

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Love & Mercy Review

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An unusually inventive approach brings this story to life, as the filmmakers get into the mind of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson to reveal how he created those unforgettable songs. Even more impressive is the depiction of Wilson's troubled personal life, which plays out with an unnerving resonance rarely matched by rock-star biopics. This is due to artful direction and writing plus committed performances from Paul Dano and John Cusack, who play Wilson at two key points in his life.

As a young man in the 1960s, Brian Wilson (Dano) is a prodigious genius, preferring to stay in the studio while his brothers Dennis and Carl (Kenny Wormald and Brett Davern) and their bandmate Mike Love (Jake Abel) head out to meet girls on tour. They don't understand Brian's obsession with oddball sounds, but let him do his thing until it becomes clear that he's mentally unstable. Years later, in the late 1980s, Brian (now Cusack) falls for Cadillac saleswoman Melinda (Elizabeth Banks), who realises that he is being over-medicated and possibly abused by his controlling psychiatrist guardian Eugene (Paul Giamatti). And instead of leaving, as Eugene orders her to do, she fights for Brian.

These two time periods are interwoven together in a strikingly seamless way, shifting back and forth to build a potent dramatic and emotional momentum. By seeing everything from Wilson's perspective, the filmmakers are able to take the audience on a remarkable journey through his life, avoiding the usual predictable formula. Wilson's life may follow the usual trajectory of success followed by drug abuse, but his mental illness adds an involving angle that's depicted with sensitivity by Dano and Cusack, as well as director Bill Pohlad and writers Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner. Even more impressive is Banks' performance, which is the key that takes us right into the story. It's a beautifully textured turn that reminds us that she can do a lot more than steal movies in comical roles (see Pitch Perfect, Magic Mike and The Hunger Games).

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Elizabeth Banks - Elizabeth Banks goes to the Farmers Market - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stanley Tucci - Lionsgate Present the NY Special Screening of The Hunger Games Catching Fire at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

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Elizabeth Banks - 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' World premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th November 2013

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Elizabeth Banks and John Cusack - Elizabeth Banks and John Cusack on the film location of the biopic of Beach Boys Brian Wilson movie 'Love & Mercy' - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 22nd August 2013

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Elizabeth Banks Movies

Power Rangers Trailer

Power Rangers Trailer

Kimberly Hart, Trini, Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor and Billy Cranston are a group of...

Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer

Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer

Go Go Power Rangers! Billy Cranston, Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Trini Kwan and Zack...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many...

Love & Mercy Movie Review

Love & Mercy Movie Review

An unusually inventive approach brings this story to life, as the filmmakers get into the...

Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Resisting the temptation to capitalise on the camp value of these characters, Channing Tatum and...

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike might be keeping his clothes on these days in favour of beginning a...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the...

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies...

Love & Mercy - Teaser Trailer

Love & Mercy - Teaser Trailer

In the mid-1960s, The Beach Boys were at the top of their game. Having released...

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Suspended after an unfortunate incident of accidental nudity during a performance of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking...

Magic Mike XXL - Teaser Trailer

Magic Mike XXL - Teaser Trailer

Three years after bowing out of the stripper career, Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), returns to...

Pitch Perfect 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

Pitch Perfect 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

The Barden Bellas are back after their impressive victory in a national a cappella chorus...

Little Accidents Movie Review

Little Accidents Movie Review

With a strikingly unflinching eye, newcomer Sara Colangelo astutely adapts her 2010 short into an...

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