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James Spader in his ‘Avengers’ mo-cap suit is the coolest thing you’ll see today — It's not always an easy journey to being a hero - in the case of the new superpowered folks Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it means an early team-up with a killer robot out to destroy all of mankind.

New ‘Scouts Guide’ trailer plays by its own zombie rules — For better or for worse, zombies are as incessant in their shambling as they are at still taking a bite out of pop culture. Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead makes its debut tonight on AMC, and this weekend also saw the debut of the first trailer for the upcoming horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (in theaters Oct.

Batman villains get hip-hop makeover for ‘Straight Outta Gotham’ — The various memes for Straight Outta Compton have gotten straight outta hand. Comic-book fans finally get one of their own, though, with this viral video by Matt Schwartz and Castanet Creative called Straight Outta Gotham where the Joker, Bane, Riddler, Two-Face and other members of the Dark Knight's notorious rogues gallery star in a tribute to the old N.W.A.
Aug 19, 2015

"I'm a Coupe de Ville, the Batman’s a Hyundai": Yo, villains rap for 'Straight Outta Gotham'

Watch: Owen Wilson has good news taste in exclusive ‘No Escape’ clip — In the action thriller No Escape (in theaters Aug. 26), Owen Wilson is put in harm's way as American businessman Jack Dwyer, who's trying to make a new life in Southeast Asia with his wife (Lake Bell) and kids when they get trapped in a war zone with highly armed militant rebels.

Jon Stewart to host WWE SummerSlam — Jon Stewart's getting back in the ring. In his first major gig since leaving "The Daily Show" Aug. 6 after a 16-year run, Stewart has signed on to be the host of WWE's SummerSlam on Sunday. The four-hour event airs live from Brooklyn's sold-outBarclays Center at 7 p.m.
Aug 17, 2015

Jon Stewart’s getting back into the ring. He’ll host WWE SummerSlam.

Watch: Ryan Reynolds is a storytelling gambler in exclusive ‘Mississippi Grind’ clip — Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn look like the most watchable gamblers this side of Kenny Rogers in the new drama Mississippi Grind, available to watch now on DirecTV and hitting theaters Sept. 25.

First look: Tom Hiddleston wears a 10-gallon hat well as Hank Williams — Normally we're used to seeing Tom Hiddleston in headwear befitting his Marvel trickster god... Dapper, right? Well, he changes up his style for the better playing iconic country singer Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, a new biopic out in theaters Nov. 27 written and directed by Marc Abraham.

Magic man John Constantine lives again when all heck breaks loose on ‘Arrow’ — Good news for fans of NBC's short-lived Constantine TV show: Its supernatural con man John Constantine (played by Matt Ryan) is going to find new life on the upcoming fourth season of The CW's Arrow.

Stephen Amell is ‘prepared for anything’ on WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ tonight — Stephen Amell deals with heroes and villains on the regular as the star of The CW's Arrow, but he steps into a ring full of babyfaces and heels when the lifelong pro-wrestling fan guest-hosts the WWE's Monday Night Raw live on USA tonight (8 ET/5 PT).

Bill Murray set to appear in 'Ghostbusters' reboot — Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis and Dan Ackroyd in Ghostbusters. Murray and Ackroyd are reportedly both to appear in the 2016 reboot. Bustin' still makes Bill Murray feel good.
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