Collider Recommends 5 Charities to Support During This Holiday Season

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Black Friday is almost upon us.  Many of you will be seizing on terrific bargains and combing through gift guides so you can pick up the best stuff for you and your loved ones.  The generosity of the holiday season is wonderful, and we here at Collider want you to extend your generosity to those who could really use your aid.

Adam, Evan, Matt, Perri, and Steve have each selected a charitable organization we think is worthy of your donation.  Obviously, you’re free to donate to more than one.  We here at Collider just hope that in this season of giving, you’ll give to those who are less fortunate.  You may not know the person you’re helping, but you’re helping them more than you can know.  Read about our selected charities after the jump.

Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

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There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves.  With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture.  Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered.

After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020.  Moreover, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with the most current information, so if you’re ever looking for the latest news on a specific film, you can come right back here for a quick overview.

First INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Trailer Tip Toes by the Tulips and the Windows on the Way to More Jump Scares

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Focus Features has released the first Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer.  The latest chapter is a prequel to the first two movies, but still tells the tale of a suburban family that discovers their house is haunted by ghosts and demons who apparently have nothing better to do.  This leads to all manner of jump scares, although it’s amusing when the teenage daughter learns the house is haunted via texting.  I hope the movie has her texting, “Home is haunted lol,” to the cute guy next door and he responds with “¯\_(ツ)_/¯”

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell star.  Directed by Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 opens May 29, 2015.

First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Teases Dark Tone, Catastrophic Destruction

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The first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer for writer/director Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated superhero follow-up has leaked online under a week before its official release.  The sequel finds Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaming up once again to battle the devious robot known as Ultron (James Spader).  This is very close to the footage that was shown at Comic-Con, save for a different final shot and an extended clip that was shown of the so-called “Avengers Party.”  What’s clear from this trailer is that the tone is darker, the stakes are higher, and the threat is seemingly more nefarious.

Watch the trailer after the jump.  Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-JohnsonPaul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson and opens in theaters May 1, 2015. 

Collider’s Most Anticipated Movies: October to December

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The summer movie season is behind us, and there is a lot to look forward to in the closing months of 2014.  As always there’s plenty of adult dramas to dig through, but the year’s final releases are an eclectic bunch ranging from massive-scale sci-fi films to psychedelic period romps, and there are more than a couple of new releases from some of the best filmmakers working today.  It’s an embarrassment of riches, but Matt, Adam, Perri, and Evan have each pored over the release calendar and picked out their five most anticipated films of this final quarter.  It certainly wasn’t easy.

Hit the jump to find out what they can’t wait to see and why.

Collider’s Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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We’re halfway through the summer, and it’s been a pretty great one thus far.  Anticipated flicks like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, 22 Jump Street, and more all paid off.  Now we’re entering into the second half summer 2014 and the beginning of the fall, and there’s still plenty to look forward to.

Once again, Adam, Dave, and Matt have each compiled a Top 5 list of most-anticipated movies for the next three months.  Hit the jump to find out what they can’t wait to see and why.

Kevin Spacey Plays Your Digital Villain in the Reveal Trailer for CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE

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Activision will announce the title and details for the next Call of Duty game on Sunday.  We have good reason to believe Kevin Spacey will play the villain.  On Wednesday, Complex posted this Spacey sound byte:

“And you think you can just march into these countries based on some fundamentalist religious principles, drop a few bombs, topple a dictator and start a democracy? Give me a break.”

On Thursday, it was linked to the new Call of Duty game by clever sleuthing and a more direct teaser for the game.  [Update from Matt: The full trailer has now gone online, and it's got a lot more Spacey.  The game also looks like a lot of fun, and I say that as someone who usually doesn't go for the Call of Duty franchise.]  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hits on November 4th.

Collider’s Most Anticipated Movies: April to June

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The first quarter of 2014 had a good handful of movies that lived up to our expectations including The LEGO Movie, The Raid 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and more.  Now we’re at Q2, so it’s time for the blockbusters.  Summer has arrived even earlier than usual with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading off April, and there are plenty of other sequels headed our way.  There are three sequels on all three of our lists, and while it’s easy to be excited when you have a good idea of what came before, there are also some fresh movies (or at least non-sequels) in the bunch.

Once again, Adam, Dave, and Matt have each compiled a Top 5 list of most-anticipated movies for the next three months.  Hit the jump to find out what they can’t wait to see and why.

Cinemath Meets Oscar Beat: Who Would Win Every Best Picture Race If IMDb Voters Chose the Winner?

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As part of his Oscar Beat coverage, Adam wrote about how well the Best Picture winners of the last 10 years hold up.  Today we want to go deeper, look at every Best Picture race to see if the right movie won.  That could be a daunting task, since we don’t naturally have a strong opinion on the battle between Cavalcade and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang at the 6th Academy Awards.  Instead, Brendan turns to the power of numbers and the wisdom of crowds in the latest Cinemath, comparing the IMDb rating of every Best Picture winner since 1928 to the highest-rated nominee that year.

Additionally, Adam breaks down the Best Picture races by decade for historical context, noting the interesting discrepancies and surprises.  Check it out after the jump.

Collider’s Most Anticipated 2014 Movies: January to March

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A New Year is now upon us, and with 2014 comes another full 12 months of new films to look forward to.  It will no doubt be filled with its fair share of disappointments, but right now we’re full of optimism as we look towards the first quarter.  The next three months host a promisingly varied slate of films that include a goofy animated adventure, a World War II picture, a new Muppets movie, a Biblical epic, and much more.  In the latest installment of our Most Anticipated series, Matt, Adam, and Dave have compiled a list of the films that they are most looking forward to in the first quarter of 2014.  Read on after the jump.

Year in Review: 15 Great Films You May Have Missed in 2013

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Every year, there are plenty of great films, but some fall through the cracks and others are overshadowed.   While we’ll have our Top 10 of the year lists near the end of 2013, we wanted to share with you some movies that may have slipped past your attention.  There are films like these on our Top 10 lists as well, but we didn’t want to be redundant, and we wanted to bring attention to more films.  These movies either had too limited of a release or they were dismissed because they looked bad or the premise was deemed too cheesy.  Whatever the reason, they have the potential to be a cult classic in the making or at least a movie you’ll probably be sharing with your friends.

Hit the jump for Matt, Dave, Adam, and Brendan’s choices for great movies you may have missed this year.

Year in Review: Top 15 Movie Moments of 2013

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Forgettable films are a waste of time because they leave us with nothing.  Being completely inoffensive is arguably worse than being terrible because at least terrible movies give us something to talk about.  We may be ragging on it, but at least it’s not something like After Earth, a film where the only thing I remember about it is how forgettable it is.  But to focus on the positive, the best movie moments move us in a positive way.  They provide more than a target for snarky putdowns or jaw-dropping examples of complete incompetence.  The best movie moments can inspire us, shock us, exhilarate us, and bring us absolute joy.

Adam, Dave, and Matt have written about five movie moments that jumped out at them in 2013.  They’re unranked and there could have been far more selections, but these 15 moments are as good as any that came out this year. [Spoilers ahead, obviously]

Collider Gift Guide 2013: What to Receive and Where to Give

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Black Friday is almost here, and like most people who love a good deal, you’ve mapped out your plan of attack (make sure this attack doesn’t involve trampling).  You know what you want, where to get it, and Thanksgiving dinner be damned, you’re going to camp out in front of a store or in front of your computer.  While we admire your enthusiasm, we have some suggestions for items you might want to add to your wish list.  And they don’t necessarily have to be for you; they could also be for someone you know.

Adam, Dave, and I have nine items we’d like to recommend: three small items (“Stocking Stuffers”), three moderately priced items (“Under the Tree”), and three expensive items (“Extra Nice”).  More importantly, we each have a charity to recommend since we truly believe it’s better to give than to receive (unless you’re receiving a trip to outer space; nothing beats a trip to outer space).  Hit the jump to check out our 2013 Gift Guide.

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Air New Zealand Captures the Magic of Middle-earth Once Again [Sponsored]

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Air New Zealand is giving Hobbit fans the second chance to indulge in the world of Tolkien with an all-new competition.  In correlation with their lasted video, “Just another day in Middle-earth”, Air New Zealand invites viewers to win an adventure fit for a Hobbit to either New Zealand or Los Angeles for the World-wide Premiere screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug film.

The video stars Air New Zealand flight attendants, pilots, aircraft engineers and more, along with Kiwi Dean O’Gorman who plays dwarf Fili, and the voice of Sylvester McCoy, who stars in The Hobbit as Radagast the Brown.  Visit Air New Zealand to learn how to be in to win one of four epic prizes courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Introducing Project Imaginat10n By Canon [Sponsored]

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Ron Howard has partnered with Canon to oversee Project Imaginat10n, a film festival inspired by your photos. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their images, which will then be considered to have short films based on them. These films will be directed by high-profile celebrities who aren’t established directors:

  • Eva Longoria (Film and TV actress)
  • Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner)
  • Biz Stone (Co-founder of Twitter)
  • Georgina Chapman (Designer and co-founder of Marchesa)
  • James Murphy (Founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM)

The photos will be selected by celebrity directors Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. In this video, Ron talks about how Project Imaginat10n has turned into an amazing new venue for creativity. Check out the video, then head over to http://screen.yahoo.com/projectimagination for more information.

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