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20th Century Fox

‘Poltergeist’ Review: A Decent Remake Haunted By the Spirit of the Original

Everything that goes wrong in Poltergeist stems from an act of desecration; the building of a cookie-cutter housing development on top of an old cemetery. Some might find the sheer act of attempting a remake of Poltergeist similarly disrespectful; the 1982 original is something of a masterpiece of suburban terror. But if viewers can look past the sheer audacity of attempting another Poltergeist, they’ll find a solid modernization, the cinematic equivalent of a decent cover version of a great rock song. It’s totally superfluous, and not nearly as satisfying as the original, but well-performed and effective in its own way. It’s nice (or, in this case, deeply unsettling) to revisit an old classic in a new arrangement.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Disney
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Disney

Disney’s Live-Action Tinker Bell Movie Casts Reese Witherspoon as ‘Tink’

Add yet another live-action project to Disney’s growing pile: the studio is developing a live-action film for Peter Pan’s magical sidekick Tinker Bell, who has earned a rather large following in her own right with various animated films and merchandise. In addition to the announcement of this new development, we’ve also learned that Disney has performed a little casting magic, landing Reese Witherspoon for the title role — which is some seriously perfect casting.

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Netflix
Netflix

New Netflix Instant Releases: June 2015

Next month brings a whole new batch of streaming content to Netflix Instant, including the Wachowskis’ new original series Sense8, as well as Orange Is the New Black Season 3, and the Netflix Original documentary on the life of the legendary Nina Simone. In addition, some new seasons of your favorite television shows, as well as beloved classic films and recent favorites. Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in June.

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‘Amy’ Trailer: A New Documentary Goes Back to the Rise and Fall of Amy Winehouse

If you’ve been tracking the goings-on at the Cannes Film Festival this week, you know that one of the best reviewed films of the fest so far is Amy, a documentary on the life of the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. The film, which is directed by Senna filmmaker Asif Kapadia, has gotten near-universal praise. It’s currently at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with lots of other positive reviews out there that haven’t been added to the site yet (like a glowing rave from former ScreenCrush critic Jordan Hoffman at Vanity Fair).

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Universal
Universal

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes Charge and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Chase

In one weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 has handily outgrossed the entire run of its predecessor, proving that you should never underestimate a sleeper hit that steadily grows an army of dedicated followers through the power of Blu-ray and DVD. Right below it, Mad Max: Fury Road opened to respectable numbers that will look disastrous to anyone who doesn’t pay attention to the details. Let’s dive in.

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Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images

Famous People From Iowa

The Hawkeye State might not be the first or second most likely state you think of when someone says "celebrity hometowns," but there are some folks from the state of Iowa that may come as a surprise. 

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50 Real Names of Celebrities [PHOTOS]

We compiled a list of 50 celebrities who go by a name different from what they were given at birth.

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Marvel
Marvel

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Avengers 2’ Leaves ‘Hot Pursuit’ in the Dust

As expected, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row, pulling in numbers that would be the envy of most summer blockbusters’ opening three days. And while the only new release of the week faltered, it was a surprisingly strong week overall, with many of the films in the top 10 faring well despite facing one of the biggest movies of the year.

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Moms
Vimeo

Movie Moms Compilation Will Pump You Up for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is one short guilt trip away from being here, so why not let this moving video get you in the spirit of the day?

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Famous People from Illinois
Kevin Winter / Jamie McCarthy / Christopher Polk / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Famous People From Illinois

When people think of famous folks from Illinois, many immediately look to the Windy City. While it may be true that a lot of today's celebrities hailing from the Land of Lincoln can call Chicago their hometown, there are still many others with much different backgrounds.

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