In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
ACTION / ADVENTURE / SCI-FI – (2 hrs)

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Horror Movie Mistakes
Part of the appeal of horror movies is that scares are the top priority. But sometimes that means quality comes second.

Horror movies are sometimes filled with cheesy sub-plots, low production value, and, at times, some seriously questionable acting, but as long as the movie delivers that thrill or shock you came to see, all is easily forgiven. Right? We’ve assembled a few on-screen errors — from movies such as “The Shining” and “Scream” — to see if that holds true.

As usual, all photos are courtesy of moviemistakes.com.

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SawThis year, Halloween is going to be extra-creepy.

Lionsgate is re-releasing the original “Saw” movie in theaters in honor of its 10th anniversary. For one week only, starting Friday, Oct. 31, moviegoers can watch (through their fingers) the terrifying, gruesome flick that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history. The seven (yeah, seven!) “Saw” movies have grossed a combined $874 million at the box office.

“The launch of ‘Saw’ was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”

Trick or treat? Maybe both in this case!

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32nd Deauville Film Festival : No top billing for you, Bugs Bunny. Daffy Duck, prepare to play second banana. Elmer Fudd? Fuh-fuh-fuh-fuggedaboutit!

According to The Hollywood Report, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead on bringing the classic cartoon “Looney Tunes” to the big screen. They’ve hired writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (“X-Men: First Class”), and Steve Carell is attached to star. He may reunite with his “Crazy Stupid Love” directors, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, too.

And while the movie will be a mix of live action and CGI, the actual “Looney Tunes” characters will not be the focus of it.

Rather, the movie is kind of spinoff centering on the Acme Corporation, which manufactures “crazy and sometimes dangerous products” used by Looney Tunes characters (like Wile E. Coyote in his futile quest to catch Road Runner).

Warner Bros. has had mixed results with “Looney Tunes”-related movies in the past. “Space Jam,” starring Michael Jordan, was a hit in 1996, but remember 2003’s “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”? Didn’t think so.

Still, Warner is mining all of its franchises, in the hope that it can spawn another lucrative hit like “The Lego Movie.”

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disney live action moviesAs you know if you watched last year’s “Saving Mr. Banks” — Disney’s own Disney-fied version of the creative struggles behind the making of “Mary Poppins” — the author who created the magical nanny, P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson), didn’t much care for the glossy, sugary (well, a spoonful, at least) musical comedy that Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) made from her sharp, astringent novels. But she may have been the only one.

The movie enjoyed near-universal acclaim upon its release 50 years ago this week (on August 27, 1964). It went on to be nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, and it won five of them, including Best Actress for film-newbie Julie Andrews, in the role that has defined her career ever since. Over the past five decades, “Mary Poppins” has become not only a beloved staple that seemingly every kid has watched, but also proof that the Walt Disney studio could make family-friendly live-action movies that were every bit as artistically worthwhile as Disney’s landmark animated features.

Today, the Disney brand has grown to enbrace movies for grown-ups (released under such imprints as Touchstone), the Pixar line of computer-animated features, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe that encompasses “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers,” and all related costumed comic-book characters. Still, the word “Disney” instantly brings to mind family-oriented features, usually animated, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Frozen.” But as “Mary Poppins” proved, the live-action films released under the Walt Disney banner deserve recognition, too. Here are 30 of the best ones, films designed to delight generations of young viewers and their parents.

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Galaxy Book Awards: Arrivals
Richard Attenborough, the British actor and director known for his acclaimed work both in front of and behind the camera, has died. He was 90.

Attenborough’s celebrated career spanned more than six decades, beginning with his film acting debut in 1942 Best Picture Oscar winner “In Which We Serve.” He went on to become an accomplished director as well, snagging the Best Director Academy Award for the 1982 film “Gandhi,” which won eight Oscars.

While he continued to direct into the 1990s, helming the Robert Downey Jr.-starring “Chaplin” in 1992, he was perhaps best known to the Millennial generation for a pair of performances in beloved ’90s flicks “Jurassic Park” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” In the former, Attenborough played eccentric billionaire John Hammond, who bankrolled the titular dinosaur-filled theme park; in the latter remake, he played Santa Claus.

Attenborough, who attained the title of Lord in his native Britain, was remembered by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron as “one of the greats of cinema.” The late actor is survived by his wife and two children.

via: Associated Press

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A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.

Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter
ACTION / THRILLER – (1 hr 20 min)

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Parental Guidance (PG)
A film is to be classified as Parental Guidance where the themes or content of the film may not be suitable for all children, although there is no age restriction.