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Can You Spot the Jurassic Park References in the Jurassic World Teaser?

Jurassic World

The trailer for Jurassic World will premiere during NBC's football coverage on Thanksgiving Day, but in its infinite marketing wisdom, Universal has released an early teaser. (That's right, it's basically a trailer for a trailer.)

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Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons Eyed to Star in Star Wars: Episode VII

Jesse Plemons

Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons is being eyed to star in Star Wars: Episode VII, The Wrap reports.

Plemons will... read more

Star Wars: Episode VII Gets Release Date

Star Wars

Mark your calendars! Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming to a galaxy not so far away (aka, a theater near you) on Dec. 18, 2015, Lucasfilm announced Thursday.

"We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will... read more

John Williams Returning to Score Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars Episode VII poster, John Williams

John Williams is returning to score Star WarsEpisode VIIIGN reports. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the news at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Saturday, where Williams shared his excitement via a pre-recorded video.

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Star Wars: Episode VII: 8 Things to Expect Based on J.J. Abrams' TV Past

Star Wars ( J.J. Abrams inset)

Now that J.J. Abrams is officially onboard to direct the seventh Star Wars film, the question on everyone's mind is: But what does that mean?!

To help out, put on our best deerstalkers and dived deep into Abram's television past, from Felicity all the way through Revolution. And based on our investigation, here are eight things we could expect to see in Star Wars: Episode VII: read more

Critic's Guide to Tuesday TV: New Girl Talks Turkey, Sons Explodes, and More!

Zooey Deschanel

A week from now, we won't be thanking Fox for ditching its Tuesday comedy lineup to make room for another displaced edition of The X Factor (which will be shifting its schedule back a day to avoid spoiling our Thanksgiving digestion with another results show). read more

10 Things to Know About the Smallville Series Finale

Tom Welling and Erica Durance

The moment Smallville fans have been waiting 10 years for has arrived: Clark Kent is finally becoming Superman. As the future Man of Steel prepares to take on adversary Darkseid, who is determined to corrupt Earth and its inhabitants, he will have to face the return of another foe and the challenge of realizing his destiny.

With the end approaching, here are the 10 things to know about the series finale from executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson:

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Nods Off: Grammys Correct Contenders List

Organizers of the annual music-biz awards show originally announced that composer John Williams — nominated for the soundtracks to Munich and Memoirs of a Geisha — was up for five statuettes. Turns out, it's only four. (Obviously, they had Avril Lavigne doing their counting for them.) In addition, rapper Ludacris' name was left off the release that listed the contenders, even though he is, in fact, in the running. read more

What do you think are the ...

Question: What do you think are the most overrated Oscar nominees this year?

Answer: You know, almost any other year I could have come up with a list a foot long. But the 2005 Academy Award nominees are a really strong bunch — among the major categories I can honestly say that there isn't a single one I strongly feel doesn't belong in the running. That said, I don't think John Williams merits two nominations in the category for best original score — for Munich and Memoirs of a Geisha. But I'm consistently at odds with the prevailing opinion on him. I find the overwhelming majority of his compositions overblown and totally ordinary — just because he can orchestrate up the yin-yang doesn't mean he has to do it every single time. He has 36 prior music nominations (all but three for original score), many of which represent two films in a single year; he also has five wins t read more

The Biggest Loser It's one thing...

The Biggest Loser It's one thing to watch the full hour-and-a-half every Tuesday night when it's new material. After all, we're all waiting for the week Mo gets kicked off, right? On the other hand, anyone who seriously sat and watched a clip-show rehash of past episodes should already know who the biggest loser is. Get a freakin' life!  The Kennedy Center HonorsOK, so this annual festival of back-patting is a little bit cheeseball. Retired newsman Walter Cronkite passing the emcee baton to horsey Caroline Kennedy? I could've done without the hokey fanfare. But in spite of my cynicism, I couldn't help but get caught up in a few intriguing moments...1. Ruby Dee's jaw actually drops as Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance take the stage to do a special reading in tribute to her and Ossie Davis. Then, Ruby clasps her face in delighted surprise as Aud read more

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