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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sequels Will Shoot Back to Back, James Foley Confirmed to Direct

In a development likely to give Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan some sense of relief, Universal has officially decided to shoot Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed back to back, giving its actors a chance to fulfill their commitments to the troubled franchise in one fell swoop. In addition, the studio has confirmed James Foley to direct both sequels, with author E.L. James’ husband Niall Leonard adapting both stories for the big screen.

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LEGO ‘Ghostbusters’ Images Take You Inside the Iconic Headquarters

Ghostbusters (and LEGO) fans, rejoice! After first announcing the official Ghostbusters firehouse set a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has revealed a whole bunch of photos from the pricey new set, proving that your $350 investment will be totally worth it. Not only do you get the firehouse and a collection of ghosts to bust, but you also get mini figs of the Ghostbusters team and some of your favorite supporting characters.

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Set Photos, Plus J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Episode 8’

Just when you thought Star Wars might lay a little low this week after unleashing a new trailer, posters and a TV spot, we’ve got a couple of updates on the franchise, as Lucasfilm has released a new set of behind the scenes photos from The Force Awakens, while director J.J. Abrams is opening up about his involvement in the franchise, both present and future.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Tickets Already Being Sold on eBay at Insane Prices

Well, that did not take long at all. While movie ticketing and theater websites are struggling to remain running (if they are at all, and as of now, many are not), some lucky fans have already snagged more than enough tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and are selling their extras on eBay — at prices that would only be reasonable to a mentally insane person. And yet, someone will buy these. Someone will spend over $400 on Star Wars tickets. What a world.

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Ronda Rousey’s ‘Road House’ Remake Taps…The Director of ‘The Notebook’?

A remake of Road House is a little questionable, but when you throw UFC badass Ronda Rousey into the role originated by Patrick Swayze, things get a bit interesting. And things just got a whole lot more interesting as the project has found an unlikely director in Nick Cassavetes, son of iconic director John Cassavetes and director of…The Notebook. Of all things.

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SNL Ranked: Amy Schumer Absolutely Kills It, Obviously

Amy Schumer has had an incredible couple of years with her hit series Inside Amy Schumer, her collaboration with Judd Apatow for Trainwreck, and her upcoming HBO comedy special. When you’re this beloved, there’s one place you need to be: on the SNL stage. Schumer makes her SNL hosting debut tonight and absolutely kills it, delivering a complete 180 from whatever happened with last week's relentlessly humorless season premiere (can we just pretend this was the season premiere? OK). There’s so much to love in this consistently funny episode, where even the weakest sketch of the night is still quite delightful. Read on for this week’s sketches, ranked from best to worst.

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‘Spectre’ Theme Song Announced, Sam Smith Confirmed For James Bond’s Latest

The identity of the performer chosen to sing the new James Bond theme song is almost always as exciting as the buildup to the release of the film itself — even British bookies have placed odds on which pop star would sing the theme for Spectre, with Sam Smith coming in as the heavy favorite. Smith has previously denied his involvement and feigned obliviousness, but it looks like the singer / songwriter has recorded the new Bond theme after all.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: September 2015

With a new month comes a new batch of Netflix Instant releases for us to look forward to. If you’re looking to discover an old classic or find a new favorite, there are plenty of new titles hitting the service next month. including several seasons of hit TV shows to help you catch up before their fall premieres. Read on for our guide to all the new releases hitting Netflix Instant in September.

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Wes Craven, Iconic Horror Filmmaker, Dead at 76

As with most unfortunate news, this one comes to us abruptly with no warning. The great Wes Craven, the legendary horror filmmaker who brought us films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has died at 76. Craven had been battling brain cancer and passed away in his home in Los Angeles.

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‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary Celebration Plans Announced

In addition to returning to theaters and releasing a premium Blu-ray box set this fall, Back to the Future will also celebrate its 30th anniversary with a pretty big celebration. Today comes news of some exciting plans to help fans further celebrate the release of one of the best films of all time — there’s just one catch: it’s all taking place in Los Angeles.

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This ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Poster Accidentally Features a Very, Very Bad Word

After a couple of days of non-stop news from the D23 expo, we finally have something that’s not Star Wars or Pixar-related. Another major franchise made a bit of a boo-boo over the weekend, as Lionsgate unwittingly unleashed a new poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and it features what many feel is the absolute worst expletive that exists.

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