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Daybreakers: What's With All the Vampires?

Daybreakers - Willem Dafoe

Daybreakers, opening Friday, presents a future world where vampires outnumber humans. Of course, if you've turned on the TV or walked into a bookstore lately, you may already feel like you live in that world.

From the Twilight books and movies to the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood to the new Daybreakers, vampires are everywhere. The film's producer has a few ideas about why.

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Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Next James Bond Film

Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes is in talks to direct the next James Bond film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The next installment — the franchise's 23rd --  will see Daniel Craig return as 007. The untitled film may start shooting as soon as... read more

Avatar Tops Best Box Office Weekend Ever

Avatar

James Cameron is sitting pretty this weekend after his 3-D epic earned the top spot in the box office's largest weekend ever, according to The Associated Press.

Though down slightly from last weekend, Avatar drew in... read more

Holmes, Avatar Help Break Christmas Box Office Record

Robert Downey Jr and Rachel McAdams

Sherlock Holmes and Avatar boasted large numbers on Friday, helping to shatter last year's Christmas box office record, The Wrap reports.

In total, films playing on Christmas brought in $85 million, topping last year's $75 million haul. Holmes contributed $24.9 million, leading the pack on its opening day. James Cameron's Avatar finished close behind the Guy Ritchie flick, with... read more

New Moon Shatters Midnight Box Office Record

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon got off to a fang-tastic start at the box office.

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The film pulled in an estimated $26.3 million from its midnight showings, breaking the record previously held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22.2 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The second film in the Twilight series opened in 3,514 theaters, earning approximately $7,476 per screen. The film will expand to 4,024 theaters for the weekend.

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Jennifer Hudson Will Play Winnie Mandela

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to play Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, in the upcoming film Winnie.

Jennifer Hudson locks in Christmas special

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Charlize Theron to Star in Mad Max 4

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is set to star in Mad Max: Fury Road — the fourth film in the postapocalyptic franchise.

According to Variety, George Miller (Happy Feet, Babe) will be producing and directing, and Theron will star opposite British actor Tom Hardy. Filming begins next August in Australia.

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This Is It Premieres to Positive Reviews

This Is It

From Will Smith to Neil Patrick Harris, Hollywood's A-listers came out in droves to attend the lavish red carpet premiere of Michael Jackson's This Is It, which is already receiving positive reviews.

Elizabeth Taylor: Michael Jackson film the "most brilliant piece of filmmaking"

Distributor Sony, which paid $60 million for the film, pulled out all the stops for the premiere, transforming the plaza in front of Nokia Theater with an elegant array of crystal chandeliers, displays of ... read more

VIDEO: Saw VI's Tobin Bell Reveals Favorite Torture Scene

Halloween is almost here, and that can only mean one thing: the next installment in the Saw movie franchise. TV Guide Network caught up with Tobin Bell, who plays the films' deranged serial killer, Jigsaw, to get a preview of Saw VI, find out which torture scene is Bell's favorite and learn about his surprising off-screen passion. (Lionsgate, the production company behind the horror films, is the parent company of TVGuide.com)

Saw VI hosting sixth-annual blood drive

Watch the video after the jump.

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Rebecca Mader Nabs Two Film Roles

Rebecca Mader

Rebecca Mader, Lost's feisty-but-doomed redhead anthropologist, has booked two film roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

VIDEO: Meet Lost's Rebecca Mader

In the romantic comedy Ceremony, Mader will play a married bridesmaid who makes a pass at a young man (Michael Angarano) who crashes the wedding of a 30-something woman (Uma Thurman) with whom he's ... read more

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