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Freddy Krueger Is Responsible for Mark Hamill’s Casting in ‘Star Wars’

It's hard to imagine Luke Skywalker being played by anyone but Mark Hamill in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, but it very well could have happened. And according to 'Nightmare on Elm Street' icon Robert Englund, better known to audiences as Freddy Krueger, it might not have happened at all had he not once told a teenage boy about the part after coming home from a failed 'Star Wars' audition himself.

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Talks His Amazing New Role

At last week's big Marvel event, there were lots of things to be excited about, but the two biggest revelations were undoubtedly 'Captain Marvel' and 'Black Panther,' with the studio giving us a solo female superhero film and a film featuring a black superhero -- the latter to be played by Chadwick Boseman, who will hit the screen in 'Captain America: Civil War.' Boseman has been laying low since, but now he's making the rounds and speaking out about his recent casting. And although it's still years away, he promises that we haven't seen anything like what Marvel has in store with 'Black Panther.'

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Ends Production, Read the Note From J.J. Abrams to the Cast and Crew

'Star Wars: Episode 7' may not hit theaters for a little over another year, but production has already wrapped on the project. It'll still be a long road of editing and post-production, and it may be hard to believe that they're already done filming, but we have the evidence in the form of a special note that director J.J. Abrams and the producers sent out to the cast and crew, and you can read it for yourself.

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‘Top Five:’ Chris Rock Makes His Movie Directing Debut [Video]

Chris Rock: Comedian, actor, and now he can add director to his resume with 'Top Five,' a film that had plenty of people talking when it premiered at this year's film festival in Toronto. Paramount wasted no time picking the film up, and it seems like the studio is wasting very little time in getting Rock's very promising directorial debut out there as quickly as possible. Judging by the first trailer, featuring a cast of incredibly funny and talented folks, this is going to be delightful.

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New Netflix Instant Releases — November 2014

The time has come once again -- the beginning of a new month brings lots of new streaming content to Netflix Instant, giving you plenty of options when you just feel like staying in. The service offers new favorites, old classics, and even a few under the radar gems for you to discover. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant this November.

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‘The Hobbit’ Cast Brings ‘Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’ [Video]

Back in 2012, some of the cast members from the 'Hobbit' films appeared in an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand titled "An Unexpected Safety Briefing," and to coincide with the upcoming sequel 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' they've made a different kind of sequel: "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made." It is very epic indeed.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Sneak Peak at Will Smith’s, Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance [Video]

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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Elizabeth Pena, Famed Hispanic Actress, Dies at 55

Elizabeth Peña, the beloved hispanic actress known for early roles in films like 'La Bamba,' 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills,' and '*batteries not included,' has sadly passed away at the age of 55, according to her nephew. Peña had recently finished filming on the first season of the El Rey Network series 'Matador.'

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by 2014 Movie Characters

October is in full swing, and Halloween is right around the corner. If you're a movie nerd who's into dressing up for Halloween, picking your costume can be some serious business. But with only a few weeks left before The Big Day, you've got some choices to make. Wanna bro down with your buds and go as the Robert De Niros from 'Neighbors'? Or maybe you're a lady who wants to ditch the animal ears and do something much cooler this year. If you need help figuring it out, we've got a handy guide to Halloween costumes inspired by 2014 movie characters to help you get it together in time for the upcoming holiday, including what to buy and where to buy it.

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Then & Now: Cast of ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’

'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' is such a lost '90s treasure. Starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino as two air-headed BFFs harshly bullied in school for being losers, the movie follows them as they road trip to their high school reunion and make up a lie about being really successful.

We put together a little reunion of our own to see what the stars have been up to since the film's release in 1997.

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‘Bond 24′ Casts Lea Seydoux in Femme Fatale Role, Still Has No Official Title

While the newest James Bond movie still has no official title, that hasn't kept it from moving full-speed ahead, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Agent 007 for Bond's 24th outing. The latest development has French actress and 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' star Lea Seydoux joining the cast in the role of a femme fatale -- someone who could make things quite complicated (and perhaps a bit sexy) for our suave protagonist.

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‘SNL’ Veteran Jan Hooks Passes Away at 57

We've got some sad news today as we've learned that Jan Hooks, former star of 'Saturday Night Live,' has passed away at the age of 57. Hooks, who was a member of the cast from 1986 to 1991, also starred on the hit sitcom 'Designing Women,' and more recently played Jenna's mom on episodes of '30 Rock.'

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