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Watch the First Trailer for I Am Chris Farley

The film chronicles Farley’s life, and includes vintage footage, home videos, and interviews with numerous celebrities

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two decades since Chris Farley died at the age of 33 in 1997. The comic—who got his start in Chicago at Second City before breaking out on Saturday Night Liveand films such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep—is remembered fondly and, of course, sadly in this new trailer for the documentary I Am Chris Farley.

Directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, the film chronicles Farley’s life, and includes vintage footage, home videos, and interviews with David Spade, Adam Sandler, Lorne Michaels, Bob Odenkirk, and Molly Shannon, among others.

The film opens in theaters July 31 and will also become available on VOD on Aug 11.

Watch the trailer above.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Magic Mike XXL in 1 Large Chart

Here's how Channing Tatum's latest romp compares to the original

Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL don’t have much in common. The 2012 Steven Soderbergh film explored the dark underbelly of a male stripping world, filled with drug overdoses, violence and corruption.

The sequel, bachelorette parties will be delighted to hear, ditches the dreary indictment of the American dream. As the posters with “Come Again” printed strategically over Channing Tatum’s crotch suggest, the movie is a sexy romp.

Both movies, however, share an important element: plenty of skin. TIME watched all 306 minutes of the two movies back-to-back to see just how the two films measure up.

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James Gunn Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel Title

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How brilliant

Even if the Guardians of the Galaxy can only come up with 12% of a plan, director James Gunn has revealed 100% of the Guardians sequel’s title. The film will be called…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Gunn, who has been hard at work on the film’s script, made the title official on his Twitter and Facebook pages after Marvel’s Kevin Feige let the title slip while discussing Ant-Man with Collider.

“Kevin Feige recently let the title slip while doing Ant-Man press, which I’m really happy about because God knows I’ve let more than one thing slip accidentally while chattering away on this FB page,” Gunn joked on his Facebook page.

The title is a riff on the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Peter Quill listens to in the first film. The film’s soundtrack was key to the experience of making the film and the final product. And with this title, it looks like it’s a safe bet that the Awesome Mix Vol. 2, whatever may appear on it, will likely be just as integral to the sequel.

Gunn recently spoke about the film’s “more emotional” focus, and also teased that “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” will be heard in the upcoming film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 5, 2017.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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One Woman Loved Jurassic World So Much She Cried for 15 Minutes

She gave it a 15 out of 10

Judging by its record-setting box office performance, Jurassic World made a lot of people excited. But not as excited as the woman in the above video, who, according to her husband, loved the Chris Pratt-led film so much she cried about it for 15 minutes. It’s kind of hard to tell what she enjoyed through her happy sobs, but (we think) we made out the following: “There was so much about relationships, it had the theme of power through the whole thing, it’s so thematic and good … and the story of the raptors, they’re all, like, friends and stuff.”

She did have a bone to pick, however, with the Bryce Dallas Howard’s surprisingly controversial high heels in the film. “Put on some pants and tennis shoes!” she said. “That made me so mad!”

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Top Gun Sequel Will Feature Tom Cruise Versus Drones

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Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun,' 1986.

The movie will explore "the end of an era of dogfighting," says producer David Ellison

Top Gun‘s Maverick will return — and this time, he’s going to be fighting drones.

The sequel to the 1980s hit will examine the clash between manned and unmanned aircraft, the film’s producer told the Guardian, in an age when remotely operated flight increasingly becomes the mainstay of the U.S. Air Force.

“When you look at the world of dogfighting, what’s interesting about it is that it’s not a world that exists to the same degree when the original movie came out,” Ellison said. “So really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots, and what that culture is today, are all fun things that we’re gonna get to dive into in this movie.”

David Ellison of production company Skydance confirmed that Tom Cruise will be featured in his role as star fighter pilot Maverick. Cruise said last year he was interested in the role.

It’s almost enough to take your breath away.

[Guardian]

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Watch Shia LaBeouf’s Freestyle Rap Skills in New Video

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16:  Executive producer Shia LaBeouf attends the world premiere of "LoveTrue" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre 2 on April 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images Executive producer Shia LaBeouf attends the world premiere of "LoveTrue" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre 2 on April 16, 2015 in New York City

The Transformers star clearly has no shortage of talent

Add freestyle rapper to the list of skills owned by Shia LaBeouf. On Sunday, video of LaBeouf rapping surfaced online after it was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. “Yessir, this Jewish kid still spew this sick sh-t though,” LaBeouf raps in the clip. “Watch me I got a sick flow.”

Later, after one of the onlookers mentions Bumblebee from theTransformers films, LaBeouf called the franchise “dummy rap.”

“I want some new sh-t,” he rapped.

It’s unclear when the video was shot, but earlier this week, LaBeouf was taken to the hospital after suffering an injury on the set of his new movie, American Honey. “As protocol, production sought out medical attention and Shia received stitches on his hand and for a laceration on his head,” LaBeouf’s rep, Melissa Kates, said in a statement.

Warning: Video contains strong language

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Ted 2 Fails to Bear Fruit at Domestic Box Office

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Universal John (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (Seth Macfarlane) are Thunder Buddies for life in Ted 2.

Comedy sequel's opening weekend grosses were 39% down from the original

Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy R-rated Ted 2 could have used some fuzzy-wuzziness at the North American box office this weekend.

The $68 million comedy, reuniting MacFarlane with Mark Wahlberg, eked out a third-place finish, grossing a disappointing $32.9 million. That’s 39 percent behind the $54 million launch of Ted in summer 2012.

Granted, the first film didn’t face competition from two giant tentpoles, as Ted 2 did from Universal’s Jurassic World and Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, which continued to claim the top two spots.

Jurassic World, one of the biggest box-office sensations in history, grossed $54.2 million in its third outing to hit $500 million, becoming only the fifth film to earn $500 million or more domestically. The others are The Dark Knight ($534.9 million), The Avengers ($623.4 million),Titanic ($658.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million). To boot, it’s now the top-grossing film of 2015 to date after overtaking Avengers: Age of Ultron ($451.2 million).

The tentpole narrowly won the weekend in a close contest with Inside Out, which grossed a pleasing $52.2 million to push the animated film’s early domestic total to $184.9 million.

Ted 2, about the adventures of a raunchy bear and his sidekick (MacFarlane voices the bear) was tracking to open in the mid- to high-$40 million range, but bad reviews and a B+ CinemaScore are likely hurting it (the first earned an A-). Media Rights Capital produced and financed the movie, with Universal handling distribution duties.

The original Ted was a box-office sensation, grossing $549.4 million to become one of the top R-rated comedies of all time.

MacFarlane produced the live action/CG-animated sequel alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Jason Clark and John Jacobs. The sequel adds Amanda Seyfried, John Slattery andMorgan Freeman, while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes a cameo.

The weekend’s other new nationwide offering, the canine friendly Max, opened to $12.2 million to place No. 4.

From MGM, costing less than $20 million to make, follows the relationship between a dog who returns from service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death, and the dead Marine’s son, with whom the dog develops a relationship. The movie got an A CinemaScore.

Warner Bros. is releasing and marketing Max on behalf of MGM. Also this weekend, Warners released the documentary Batkid Begins in four theaters in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. The doc, about the young boy with cancer who galvanized the nationwide when his wish was to become “Batkid,” grossed $23,000 for a location average of $5,865.

This article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter

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Ted 2 Disappoints at Box Office

It finished in third place on Friday, behind Jurassic World and Inside Out

Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy R-rated Ted 2 isn’t generating the laughs everyone expected.

The $68 million comedy, reuniting MacFarlane with Mark Wahlberg, eked out a third-place finish Friday, grossing $13.2 million from 3,442 locations for a projected $34 million debut in North America, well behind the $54 million launch of Ted in summer 2012.

That leaves the race for No. 1 between holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out. The two box-office champs are in a close contest, with both projected to gross in the $49-$50 million range.

Ted 2, about the adventures of a raunchy bear and his sidekick (MacFarlane voices the bear) was tracking to open in the mid- to high-$40 million range, but bad reviews and a B+ CinemaScore are likely hurting it (the first earned an A-). Media Rights Capital produced and financed the movie, with Universal handling distribution duties.

The original Ted was a box-office sensation, grossing $549.4 million to become one of the top R-rated comedies of all time.

MacFarlane produced the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Jason Clark and John Jacobs. The sequel adds Amanda Seyfried, John Slattery and Morgan Freeman, while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes a cameo.

The weekend’s other new nationwide offering, Max, is looking to do more modest business, with a debut in the $12 million-$13 million range, slightly ahead of expectations, after earning $4.4 million Friday from 2,857 locations.

From MGM, the family friendly film, costing less than $20 million to make, follows the relationship between a dog who returns from service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death, and the dead Marine’s son, with whom the dog develops a relationship.

Warner Bros. is releasing and marketing Max on behalf of MGM. On Friday, the studio celebrated crossing $1 billion in 2015 domestic box office revenue, becoming the only major Hollywood studio to attain the milestone 15 years in a row. To boot, it is the fastest the studio has reached $1 billion.

Among the top two players, Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out narrowly beat Jurassic World on Friday with $15 million versus $14.7 million, but some are giving Universal’s Jurassic World a slight edge for the weekend.

On Friday, Jurassic World continued to smash records, becoming the fastest film to hit $450 million domestically. To boot, it’s now the top-grossing film of 2015 to date, finishing Friday with $460.8 million in ticket sales and overtaking Avengers: Age of Ultron ($451.2 million). By the end of the weekend, Jurassic World‘s domestic total is likely to be near $500 million. Only four films have crossed the $500 million mark at the domestic box office, the last being The Dark Knight.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Reunite for FIFA Scandal Movie

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Jan. 25, 2013.
Rebecca Sapp—WireImage/Getty Images Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Jan. 25, 2013.

Houses of Deceit tells the story of disgraced FIFA executive Chuck Blazer

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up to bring the FIFA soccer scandal to the big screen, adapting the upcoming book Houses of Deceit by Buzzfeed reporter Ken Bensinger.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to Houses of Deceit, which will be produced by Damon and Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films. EW has confirmed that Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) is set to direct the film, reteaming with Affleck in their first project since wrapping up The Accountant. Warrior screenwriter Anthony Tambakis is attached to script. Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Darin Friedman will also produce.

News of the deal ends a studio bidding war forHouses of Deceit, which Bensinger hasn’t even been published yet. Based on a 2014 article by the Pulitzer Prize finalist that delves into the story of former American FIFA executive Chuck Blazer—who in 2013 admitted to accepting millions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes over the course of 20 years—the book has been picked up by Simon & Schuster and is slated for publication sometime in 2017.

Though no casting decisions have been made, Bensinger says he envisions Blazer being portrayed by someone like John Goodman, whom he says would bring “fury and comedy to the role.”

The story of Blazer’s involvement in a high-profile bribery scandal showcased the dark underbelly of soccer, revealing illicit corruption throughout the international body. At one point, Blazer used his position of influence to finance a Trump Tower apartment in Manhattan—just to house his cats. The New York native later cooperated with authorities in an in-depth investigation, and in May of this year, the 70-year-old pleaded guilty to 10 charges including wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and income tax evasion.

“I love the con-man story and just love that this is about a very strong sense of good and bad,” Bensinger says. “There’s not a lot of ambiguity about how these people behave. The IRS and FBI, and all these people who sort of did the good work and brought down something that was untouchable, because the power of FIFA internationally is unbelievable. It’s as if you combined the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL into one organization.”

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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11 Real-Life Harry Potter Destinations You Can Visit

Your long-waited-for letter from Hogwarts may never actually come, but a visit to each of these destinations will get the fans pretty close

This article originally appeared on People.com

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