Ava DuVernay influenced JJ Abrams on a vital 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' scene

The light...it's always been there.
Ava DuVernay influenced JJ Abrams on a vital 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' scene
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When fans hear the word "reshoots" they tend to get nervous, assuming that means the film was bad in some major way and needed a big fix. Sure, that's been known to happen but usually a reshoot is for the little things. And it's the little things that can make a great film as J.J. Abrams learned after showing director Ava DuVernay an early cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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'Guardians Vol. 2' teaser reminds us how much fun the first one was

Oooga-ooga!
'Guardians Vol. 2' teaser reminds us how much fun the first one was
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Surprise! Director James Gunn has just debuted our first poster and first look for the Marvel sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

First thing's first:

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Swiss Army Man is the only movie you need to see this year

Swiss Army Man is the only movie you need to see this year

Fans!

Swiss Army Man is one of our favorite films of 2016 over here at Fandemonium HQ. So when we had the chance to have the Daniels in-studio we made to sure to make it happen.

We delve into the inception of Swiss Army Man from its earliest stage at the Sundance Film Festival where the directing duo got to meet and get advice from film legend Quentin Tarantino.

How they ended up casting Harry Potter versus Spike Jonze and if we'll ever see a Swiss Army Man sequel?

Swiss Army Man is available on Blu-ray/DVD and VOD this very minute! So what are doing still reading this? Go out and rent the flick or hell take our word for it and just get it on Amazon Prime.

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The award for MOST awkward product placement goes to Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

When's the Nurses Ball again?
The award for MOST awkward product placement goes to Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
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Yes, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is owned by Disney, but its power perhaps has never been felt so much as name-dropping Doctor Strange in the middle of General Hospital.

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Felicity Jones is, rightfully, getting paid the most out of her 'Rogue One' co-stars

Look at the pretty lights!
Felicity Jones is, rightfully, getting paid the most out of her 'Rogue One' co-stars
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Disney and Lucasfilm have released new character posters of the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story today but we've also got some new information about Jyn and Felicity Jones.

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Taika Waititi 'didn’t bother trying' to fit 'Thor: Ragnarok' into the MCU

By Odin's beard!
Taika Waititi 'didn’t bother trying' to fit 'Thor: Ragnarok' into the MCU
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New Zealand actor/director Taika Waititi has been popular for several years now but is primed for superstar status thanks to his directing gig on Thor: Ragnarok. He recently took part in a Reddit AMA in which he discussed the Marvel film, Moana, and more.

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James Gunn reveals 'Guardians Vol. 2' will 'run over' the Bechdel test

Hey, women are people! How about that?
James Gunn reveals 'Guardians Vol. 2' will 'run over' the Bechdel test
Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Recently Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn has dropped notes on Facebook regarding the Spider-Man: Homecoming casting controversy and to give updates on the status of Groot in the Guardians sequel. This week he wrote on his Facebook page once again with a Guardians-themed post that actually said a lot more.

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Robert Downey Jr. is trying to get the Avengers involved in Facebook AI

I know you mean well. But you just didn't think it through.
Robert Downey Jr. is trying to get the Avengers involved in Facebook AI
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a big announcement at the start of the year that he was starting work on an artificial intelligence to operate his home. Much like Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S. you might say. Well he's getting to the point where he needs a voice and Marvel's Robert Downey Jr. is offering up a few suggestions.

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JK Rowling just stunned Potter fans with an INCREDIBLE 'Fantastic Beasts' announcement

It's a good time to be a Potterhead.
JK Rowling just stunned Potter fans with an INCREDIBLE 'Fantastic Beasts' announcement
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Warner Bros. held a global fan event to promote J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today and revealed HUGE wizarding world news. The film is no longer a trilogy but five movies.

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Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Miss Hokusai,’ the next anime by the makers of ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Watch the blossoming painter try a different kind of brush stroke
Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Miss Hokusai,’ the next anime by the makers of ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Miss Hokusai, the next project from anime studio Production I.G — the makers of Ghost in the Shell — brings to the big screen the works of an artist you may not know by name, though you likely would recognize his work: Katsushika Hokusai, 19th century Japanese painter and printmaker known for his depictions of courtesans, kabuki, and the iconic image of waves surrounding Mount Fuji.

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