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‘Fleming’ Trailer: James Bond’s Creator Gets a Little Spy Action Himself

It's no secret that James Bond creator Ian Fleming based many aspects of his legendary fictional spy on parts of himself, but the trailer for the upcoming four-part BBC miniseries 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' wants to believe that he actually was 007. Our new look at footage from the series has enough action and seduction to make it look like an actual James Bond movie, which should appeal to everyone except those looking for an accurate Fleming biopic.

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See the Cast of ‘Scrooged’ Then and Now

Released in 1988, 'Scrooged' was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive alienated from his family and unable to find real happiness. Struggling to put together a live production of 'A Christmas Carol' on Christmas Eve, Frank finds that his real life begins to resemble the story he's producing as three ghosts visit him throughout the evening to try and get him to change his ways before it's too late.

The film took Murray from battling ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' to learning lessons from them, and over time it's become a holiday comedy classic. 25 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Anchorman 2′ Can’t Quite Catch ‘The Hobbit’

The return of Ron Burgundy and his news team has been positioned as a big, huge deal. 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' has been marketed more than any major release this month and everyone just assumed that the film would effortlessly snag massive box office numbers thanks purely to saturation (on top of the fact that the original is quite beloved). So it must sting a little for Paramount to see the film open in second place and it must sting even more once they compare the opening numbers to the opening of the first film from 2004.

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2014 Oscars Trailer Ellen DeGeneres
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2014 Oscars Trailer: Ellen DeGeneres Suits Up for Her Big Night

Ellen DeGeneres has been dancing through life -- on her talk shows, in her movies, during her stand-up -- so why should the Oscars be any different? The 2014 Oscars trailer has arrived in anticipation of the big night, and host DeGeneres is front and center doing what she does best: dancing!

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Batman vs. Superman villain Joaquin Phoenix
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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Villain Could End Up Being … Joaquin Phoenix?

Joaquin Phoenix gave us one of the best sci-fi films of the year with his performance in Spike Jonze's 'Her,' but will the star now turn his attention to the comic book universe? While Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. are looking to fill in the ranks of the upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, the studio is reportedly eyeing Phoenix to take on the villain role.

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FIA Film Curator Ed Bradley
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

We'll talk about the importance of sign language with ASL interpreter Kristina Lakey, FIA Film curator Ed Bradley talks about holiday movies and we continue counting down to the Genesee Towers implosion on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday December 17 beginning at 3 p

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Anchorman 2 Review
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‘Anchorman 2′ Review

There are a handful of extremely funny, laugh-out-loud moments in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.' One happens early – the reveal that David Koechner now runs a cut-rate fast-food joint that saves money by serving fried bats (or, as he calls it, “chicken of the cave"). Another is a retread from the first film – a battle royale of news teams from various networks, but this time even more extreme. There's also great humor in what I suppose passes for “the point” of this movie – that lowest common denominator attitudes like those of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy are what inadvertently invented the cesspool of modern cable news.

Of course, what you will find funny is entirely dependent on your own taste, but these highlighted scenes (and several others, I must point out) really landed with me. It struck me later, as I was trying to piece together why the movie felt about six hours long, that these moments were all dependent on gags that could not have been ad-libbed. Ferrell, Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and the rest of the gang are deservedly respected for their quick-thinking comedy chops. When they get together and riff, few can top them. The problem is that 'Anchorman 2' relies on this far, far too much. It's like a a dessert plate where mounds of fluffy whipped cream obscures the fact that, underneath, there's only a tiny bite of pie.

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Legendary Actor Peter O’Toole Passes Away at 81

Sad news today, as legendary film and stage actor Peter O'Toole has passed away in London at the age of 81. The Irish actor, who just announced his retirement last year, was known for his work in films like 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'The Lion in Winter,' 'Goodbye Mr. Chips,' and the 2006 film 'Venus,' for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Rises to the Top

If it's set in Middle Earth, it's going to open at number one. That's common knowledge. The big question is always how big or how small it's going to open at number one. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' did open at number one this weekend, but it's a number that's going to feel controversial for people who like to bicker about box office numbers. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it disappointing? Honestly, you could make a case for all of those.

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The Naked Gun Ed Helms
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‘The Naked Gun’ Returns With Ed Helms in the Lead

Ed Helms is slowly but surely turning into the face of rebooted films from the '80s. The 'Hangover' star has already signed up to lead a new reboot of 'National Lampoon's Vacation,' and now he's decided to step into the shoes of the late Leslie Nielsen to headline a 'Naked Gun' reboot for Paramount.

As Nielsen remarked in the original 'Naked Gun,' "it's like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside." Of course, he was referring to cops getting involved with women, but the intense imagery applies here, as well.

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