Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens Talk NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, Larry Ben Stiller vs. Laaa Ben Stiller, PITCH PERFECT 2 and More

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In Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb all is well until Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) notices that the magical tablet that brings the exhibits to life at night is withering away.  Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) doesn’t know how to restore it, but he thinks his father might.  Trouble is, he’s on display in London, and that’s where franchise newcomers Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens step in.  Wilson’s Tilly is the night guard on duty who’s got no clue what’s about to go down when Larry brings that tablet inside, like Sir Lancelot coming to life.  Stevens’ Lancelot is eager to help the Museum of Natural History gang save the day, but he also gets a bit distracted by his determination to find his Guinevere.

With Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb due in theaters on December 19th, I got the opportunity to sit down with Wilson and Stevens to discuss their experience making the film including how they shot a scene that takes place in an M.C. Escher lithograph, what it was like working with Ben Stiller as Larry vs. Ben Stiller as Laaa the caveman, Wilson’s high hopes for Pitch Perfect 2 and more.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

Danny Huston Says We May See Him in More Episodes of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

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Danny Huston made quite the impression on American Horror Story: Coven.  The Axeman had a brilliant blend of slasher and supernatural qualities and then Huston gave him this wonderful mix of charm and menace, making the character a blast to track.  It was a bit disappointing to hear that Huston would not be joining the ranks of the American Horror Story veterans by taking a key role in season 4, but we did get to see him briefly in episode 8 of Freak Show.

“Blood Bath” made it abundantly clear that Huston’s Massimo Dolcefino has a profound effect on Elsa’s (Jessica Lange) life, so I got the impression that he’ll be back and, sure enough, Huston himself told me, “You may see me in following episodes.”  Hit the jump for more.  (Warning: There are some minor American Horror Story: Freak Show spoilers in this article.)

Christoph Waltz Says His BOND Character Is Not the Head of SPECTRE; Could It Be Someone Else?

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First we got word that Christoph Waltz was rumored to play the villain in Bond 24.  After that, it was reported that Waltz was taking the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld.  When it was officially announced that the franchise’s 24th installment would be titled Spectre, as in the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the very organization Blofeld is head of, it seemed likely that Waltz really would wind up playing the evil genius hell-bent on world domination.  However, then the official James Bond Twitter account dubbed Waltz’s character Oberhauser.  Does that mean Waltz definitely isn’t the head of SPECTRE?  Could Oberhauser just be an alias for Blofeld?

While talking to Waltz for his upcoming release Big Eyes, I tried to clear that up a little bit.  Hit the jump to find out what Waltz said.

Amy Adams Says Lois Lane Is Key to Finding Information in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; Will She Have a Scene with Jason Momoa?

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Lois Lane is a key character, but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also has Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).  How can she possibly make a mark with so many big name superheroes in play? While talking to Amy Adams for her upcoming release, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, she explained that even though the boys are doing the “heavy lifting” in Batman v Superman, Lois is still very much in the mix because she’s the one acquiring information and putting the pieces together.  Hit the jump for more.

New JUPITER ASCENDING Character Posters for Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean

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A new batch of character posters for Lana and Andy Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending just surfaced and while they aren’t great, they are far better than the last set.  This time around we’ve got designs for Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, Channing Tatum as Caine and ones for Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne’s characters as well.  You have to look pretty closely to catch this, but while three of the posters have the Jupiter Ascending hashtag on them, Bean’s has this URL printed on it – cwastronomers.org.  There isn’t much doing on the site right now, but that will likely change big time leading up to the release, so better keep an eye on it.

Hit the jump to check out all four Jupiter Ascending character posters.  The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on February 6, 2015.  It also stars Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Doona Bae.

FOLLOWING FREAK SHOW Video Podcast: Episode 9 – “Tupperware Party Massacre”

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Welcome to episode 9 of Following Freak Show, a show that’s all about discussing the crazy things that go down on American Horror Story: Freak Show.  In “Tupperware Party Massacre,” Dandy (Finn Wittrock) takes his murderous rampage to a new extreme while Jimmy (Evan Peters) drowns his sorrows in alcohol.  Meanwhile, Elsa continues (Jessica Lange) to try to figure out what to do about the twins (Sarah Paulson).

You can catch new episodes of Following Freak Show right here on Collider each week the day after a new episode of American Horror Story airs.  And if you’d like to follow the panelists in between new releases, here’s everybody’s Twitter handles: @PNemiroff, @AlexisSaarela, @djSheSay and @ActuallySasha.  Hit the jump to check out this week’s Following Freak Show video podcast.

Check Out the Official Synopses for AGENT CARTER Episodes 1 and 2; Plus New Poster

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We’ve had that lengthy official synopsis for Marvel’s Agent Carter for well over a month now, but how about getting a better sense of what’s coming in episodes 1 and 2 specifically?  Marvel just unveiled the synopses for the first two episodes of the season titled “Now is Not the End” and “Bridge and Tunnel,” respectively.

Hit the jump to read both and to check out a brand new poster for the show as well.  Agent Carter is set to kick off on January 6, 2015 on ABC.  It stars Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy and Shea Whigham.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Recap: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

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Who would have thought a tupperware party massacre would come hand-in-hand with some major emotional breakthroughs?  Dandy’s murderous rampage may have stolen a good deal of the spotlight, but American Horror Story: Freak Show episode 9, “Tupperware Party Massacre,” is also a standout because it moves a number of key characters forward, and in promising directions at that.  Folks like Dell and Elsa seemed irredeemable, but after the events of this episode, it looks as though a little remorse and a common cause could be exactly what they need to stop the monotony of their selfish behavior and make them engaging and possibly likable characters as well.

MTV’s SCREAM TV Series to Recreate Drew Barrymore’s Iconic Scene with Bella Thorne

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MTV’s Scream TV series is just taking big risks across the board, isn’t it?  Not only is the show doing away with the Ghostface mask and possibly running with one made of flesh instead, but there’s also a report floating around claiming it’ll attempt to recreate Drew Barrymore’s unforgettable death scene with Bella Thorne.

Hit the jump for more on the new rendition of the scene and what it could mean for the show.  The 10-episode series will begin in October 2015.  It also stars Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Carlson Young, Amadeus Serafini, John Karna, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.

Irrfan Khan Discusses His JURASSIC WORLD Character; Calls Simon Masrani a “Very Flamboyant” Park Owner with Good Intentions

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Thanks to the official Jurassic World website, we know that Irrfan Khan plays a man named Simon Masrani, the CEO of Masrani Global Corporation, the company that acquired InGen in 1998 and brought John Hammond’s dream to fruition.  What kind of person is he?  What motivated him to take that risk?  While being honored at the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Khan revealed additional details regarding who Simon Masrani is.

Hit the jump to catch what Khan had to say about Jurassic World.  The film is due in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX on June 12, 2015 and also stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.

2015 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; BIRDMAN Leads the Film Categories with Seven; FARGO Scores Five TV Nods

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It looks as though Alejandro González Iñárritu and Birdman could have quite the awards season.  Not only did the film earn the most SAG and Independent Spirit Award nominations, but now it’s got the most Golden Globe Nominations as well.  Birdman came in with a total of seven nods followed by Boyhood and The Imitation Game, both of which got five.  Fargo led the television series or program categories with five nominations while True Detective came in right behind with four.

I’m glad to see Reese Witherspoon getting recognition for her work in Wild, but I hope the film itself gets some attention down the line.  It’s also unfortunate that Channing Tatum’s work in Foxcatcher isn’t being honored.  And sadly Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany didn’t make this list, but I’ve got no problem rooting for Girls Lena Dunham or Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling instead.  Hit the jump for the full list of 2015 Golden Globe nominees.

Disney’s STAR WARS Attractions to Be Based on New Sequels and Spinoffs, Not the Older Films

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm, it was obvious that the company would make the most of the acquisition by beefing up the Star Wars presence at the Disney theme parks.  Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger just reiterated that the film franchise will make its way into parks throughout the world, but he also noted that in order to both “do this big” and do it right, it’ll take time.

Disney couldn’t just jump right into building new attractions immediately after the purchase of Lucasfilm.  The park designers had to wait until J.J. Abrams was ready to reveal plans for Star Wars: The Force Awakens because the new main attractions will be based on the new films, not the old ones.  Hit the jump for more on the Star Wars theme park attractions.

THE DUFF Trailer Teaches You a New Four-Letter Word

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That first official teaser trailer for Ari Sandel’s big screen adaptation of The DUFF didn’t have the warmth it needed to sell the idea of the Designated Ugly Fat Friend in an ernest manner, but I’m still holding out hope due to the high praise for Kody Kiplinger’s book.  The film stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior who’s shocked to find out that she’s The DUFF within her circle of friends.

CBS Films just unveiled a new 60-second trailer for the film and while it does rock a solid pace, some decent jokes and a standout cast, The DUFF’s still got a long way to go to prove that it’s putting a positive and worthy spin on an ugly concept.  Hit the jump to check out the new The DUFF TV spot.  The film arrives in theaters on February 20th and also stars Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco and Ken Jeong.

New THE AMERICANS Trailer Unveils First Footage from Season 3

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A week after getting the first trailer for The Americans season 3 and just two days after The American Film Institute dubbed the FX drama series one of the best TV programs of the year, we’ve got a brand new trailer to share.  Whereas the promo titled “Polygraph” was more of a head trip-style teaser, this new piece is a full-blown trailer featuring loads of footage from the new season perfectly paired with The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”

Hit the jump to check out the new The Americans season 3 trailer for yourself.  The show returns to FX on Wednesday, January 28th at 10pm.

New FROZEN Book to Explore Hans and Anna’s Romance from Both Characters’ Perspectives

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Disney may not be pursuing a Frozen sequel just yet, but the studio certainly has more than enough going on to keep busy in Arendelle.  There’s Frozen on ice, the short film Frozen Fever which is due to hit theaters with Cinderella on March 13th, the Frozen Broadway show and now, on top of all of that, it’s being reported that there’s a Frozen book in the works as well.

While Random House churns out three junior novelizations that continue Anna and Elsa’s story, Disney Press will go back to explore the events of Frozen from both Hans and Anna’s perspectives.  Hit the jump for more on the upcoming Frozen book, A Frozen Heart.

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