Everyone knows that Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, best known for "Reno 911," know funny when they see it, and now thanks to their first feature film as directors, "Hell Baby," they know a thing or two about scary.

So now that they're familiar with both genres, we figured we would get their input on which scary movies were the funniest. Freddy tells more jokes than Jason, but is he trying too hard? What is it about "The Poltergeist" makes it so much funnier than "The Exorcist"? (Hint: It involves lots of off-screen tragedy.)

See what Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have to say about these scary movies and more in the clip above!

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Yesterday, news came down from the Toronto International Film Festival that director Anton Corbijn had found his two lead actors for "Life," a retelling of the friendship between James Dean and the photographer that snapped some of the actor's most famous portraits in Times Square, Dennis Stock.

Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson will play Dean and Stock, respectively, and while the pairing should have anyone who is interested in the young actors' blossoming careers excited, the idea of a big screen retelling of the story behind the famous photos is reason enough to look forward to "Life."


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Star Wars

Are you a young actor look for your big break? Do you live in New York? Are you handy with a lightsaber?

If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions, you should know that there's a casting call out for a movie that's almost definitely "Star Wars: Episode VII" in New York City.

ShowBiz411 has the casting notice that is looking for three young actors (two male, one female) for an upcoming Disney movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Sounds like "Star Wars," right?


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For months, we've known that arthouse shelters Skydance Pictures and Annapurna Pictures and big studio Paramount have had an eye to reboot the "Terminator" franchise with a new standalone trilogy before the rights reverted back to James Cameron. Arnold has talked openly about returning in some capacity, and there was even a date, June 26 in the very busy summer of 2015.

Now the studios have announced that they know who will lead battle of humans versus machines.

Alan Taylor, the director who made a name for himself bringing Westeros to life for HBO's "Game of Thrones" and who is making the jump to tentpole films with "Thor: The Dark World," will helmed the first installment of the new "Terminator" trilogy.


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"Foxcatcher," a true-life story starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum, has only just begun to come into view, after getting set with Sony Classic Pictures and nailing down its December 20 release date, and now there are two more pictures featuring a nearly unrecognizable cast.

Both Carell and Ruffalo are ugging it up for "Foxcatcher," which is already earning some early Oscar buzz thanks to its director, Bennett Miller, who previously made "Capote" and "Moneyball." The former "Office" funny man has had the most work done. As you can see in the new photos, Carell is wearing a prosthetic nose.



Here's the thing about "Gravity."

Alfonso Cuarón's new movie, by all accounts, is phenomenal. Crowds at Telluride ate it up this week. Raves keep coming in. There will be even more from the Toronto International Film Festival. James Cameron said that it was the best space movie ever made, for Pete's sake.

And now there's a new, full-length trailer to convince you even further that Cuarón has made something truly special with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

But isn't anyone concerned that if the movie is too good that it might convince a future generation of astronauts to never get up there and space walk, in hopes of avoiding the very circumstance that Bullock's character finds herself in? Won't someone think of the future astronauts! (Oh, that's right. NASA funding isn't a thing. Never mind.)

Check out the latest, fantastic, and slightly spoiler-y trailer for "Gravity" after the jump!


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Redditor morphinapg has updated his previous facial average of every Bruce Wayne to date to include Ben Affleck. As the top comment points out, "The most generic white person I have ever seen."

Also, find out who will face "The Poltergeist" in today's Dailies!


The recent casting of Ben Affleck in "Batman Vs. Superman" has turned the trailers for "Runner Runner," a seemingly standard crime drama with pop star-turned-actually-good-actor Justin Timberlake, into bizarrely fun watches, where you get to pretend that JT is squaring off against a corrupt Bruce Wayne.

Our own day dreams aside, the new preview for "Runner Runner," which comes to us from the director of "The Lincoln Lawyer" and the writer of "Rounders," gives a better idea of the mess that Timberlake's online gambler Richie Furst finds himself in.

After losing a huge online poker game that he thinks was rigged, Richie travels to the Caribbean to find the man who he believes wronged him. That's when he finds Ivan Block (Affleck), a dangerous gambling boss that enlists and then ensnares Richie in his scheme.

Click past the jump to see the latest trailer for "Runner Runner."


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Jack Nicholson

Update: E! Online has word from NBC's Maria Shiver that Nicholson has "no current plans to retire."

Jack Nicholson, a star whose presence has felt like one of the few constants in Hollywood for the past five decades, has reportedly retired from acting.

RadarOnline.com is citing "film insiders" in its story that the 76-year-old actor has quietly stepped away from acting for good. The three-time Academy Award winner last appeared in James L. Brooks' "How Do You Know" with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson.

The gossip site claims that the actor's memory loss has led him to decide to put acting behind him.




After several rumors, set photos, this teasing interview with Mark Wahlberg, and a recent interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, it seems that the Dinobots are actually, really, totally going to appear in "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

It makes sense, right? This is a series that is looking to kickstart a new trilogy with a new leading man. Wouldn't it be a good idea to bring in a few fan favorites? The Dinobots have been beloved members of the "Transformers" universe since the mid-1980s, and but are bringing in more characters that the hardcore fans are particularly attached to a good idea for series that hasn't been that concerned with that population from the beginning?


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