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Scream

This week brought talk of new life for two dormant horror franchises. First, Ryan Turek of ShockTillYouDrop tweeted that producers of the new "Friday the 13th" are taking pitches from writers for a found footage version of Jason Voorhees. Concurrently, Harvey Weinstein is talking about a potential fifth entry in the "Scream" series to finally end the story.

The problem is — while we can't fully support any classic horror series making the leap to overplayed style — "Scream" would make a much more compelling found footage movie.

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House of the Devil

Everyone has seen "Halloween," "Nightmare On Elm Street," and "Friday the 13th" a million times. Throughout October, MTV Movies Blog will be spotlighting the best horror filmmakers working today, and we're kicking off our weekly profiles with Ti West, the writer-director behind "The House of the Devil," "The Innkeepers," and the upcoming "The Sacrament."

Ti West's "The Sacrament" just played for Fantastic Fest audiences in Austin, and Magnet Releasing has already scooped the film up for a theatrical run. The found footage tale centers on a group of investigative journalists who venture to a remote commune with the hopes of reuniting family members. There, they meet a charismatic figure known as "Father," and the trio witnesses the group's fanaticism run amok.

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Jack Ryan

By Alex Zalben

In a bit of unfortunate timing, the same day author Tom Clancy passed away at age 66, the first poster for Kenneth Branagh's reboot of Clancy's most famous character, Jack Ryan has hit the 'nets.

Featuring a moody Chris Pine holding a gun, and what looks like a Russian city or possibly a Christmas tree village in the background, the poster doesn't tell us a whole lot. That said, with the first trailer hitting tomorrow at 7:30pm ET, here's what we're hoping to find out from Mr. Ryan's latest adventure:

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Hobbit

By Alex Zalben

There's still two months to go until the second part of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy hits theaters, but the new trailer is a bevy of riches worthy of Smaug's stash. Here's a look at ten can't miss (and blink-and-you'll miss) moments from the just released two minutes and twenty-eight seconds:

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Snoova

By Ryan Rigley

With the rumored return of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the highly-anticipated "Star Wars VII," it would seem a fairly safe bet to make that the smuggler's famed Wookie compatriot, Chewbacca, will also be returning in the new trilogy. Last week, Den of Geek found a casting call put out by Walt Disney Pictures that describes attributes similar to that of a Wookie: "Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too 'thick set' especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus."

Although early rumors of original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew being replaced in the new trilogy due to a serious illness have been popping up recently, Mayhew himself has now squashed those rumors stating "I intend to pursue the role of Chewbacca for Episode VII." That said, what other notable Wookies might be showing up in the new "Star Wars" trilogy? Our vote is for Snoova, the infamous Wookie bounty hunter!

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Don Jon

By Amelia Mularz

Because your fantasy football team can probably power on without their all-knowing couch-side coach, take some time away from the games and catch a movie. Here's what to watch:

On the Big Screen: "Don Jon"
Between a movie about porn addiction ("Don Jon"), and a flick about race cars ("Rush"), your local theater will be transformed into a massive man cave this weekend. But while both films are equally dude-friendly, we've gotta go with The Don. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a porn-obsessed juicehead, and he also wrote and directed the movie. No fool, Gordon-Levitt cast Scarlett Johansson as his leading lady. She plays a gum-poppin' Jersey girl with her own addiction to rom-coms. To play the part of his character's Italian dad, Gordon-Levitt tapped the ultimate boss, Tony Danza.

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Sharad Hett

By Ryan Rigley

Just because Disney refuses to confirm any of the previous "Star Wars VII" casting rumors, doesn't mean that the rumors will stop. Last week, Latino Review, the site that broke the news of Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in all three of the new "Star Wars" films, made mention of actress Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna," "The Host") reading for a still unknown role in "Star Wars VII."

Obviously, reading for a role and being in final talks for a role is a completely different story altogether. However, we here at MTV News hope that Ronan will land the part whatever that mysterious role may be. On that note, let's take a look at another "Star Wars" Expanded Universe character that could potentially pop up in the new "Star Wars" trilogy: Sharad Hett, the Jedi Knight turned Tusken Raider warlord.

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Battle of the Year

By Amelia Mularz

Fall officially kicks off this weekend, and already you're suffering from a nasty artificial-pumpkin-flavor hangover. Lay off the lattes and watch a movie instead. Here's what's happening:

On the Big Screen: "Battle of the Year"
Can the world be won by poppin' and lockin'? Of all the standoffs we've seen in 2013 — Obama vs. Putin, Obama vs. Syria, Miley Cyrus vs. every mother in America — it turns out the battle of the year takes place on the dance floor, and Sawyer from "Lost" (aka Josh Holloway) assumes the role of fearless leader. Out today, this movie, which also stars Chris Brown, features dance battles on the global level. America has lost its footing in the hip hop world and needs to topple the current leader, Korea. So what's a crew to do? Go hide out in an abandoned juvie facility and practice robot moves until they're blue in the face. Obviously.

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By Ryan Rigley

Last week was pretty groundbreaking as far as "Star Wars VII" goes. Not only did we get a first look at what could potentially be the title of the newest "Star Wars" film, "A New Dawn," but we also heard some more exciting news pertaining to the highly-anticipated "Star Wars" spinoff films!

At a recent Disney press conference, chief financial officer Jay Rasulo referred to the aforementioned spinoffs as "origin stories," confirming the rumor that each "Star Wars" spinoff will be focusing on the individual backstories of characters such as Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda. While this is all extremely exciting, we can't help but wonder what characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up in "Star Wars VII." Take Shimrra Jamaane for example, the Yuuzhan Vong Supreme Overlord.

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Insidious

By Amelia Mularz

Because it's Friday the 13th and you've already seen a black cat, smashed a mirror, and yelled "Candyman" five times into the mirror at work, we've got what you're looking for:

On the Big Screen: "Insidious: Chapter 2"
While we've gotta give Billy Bob Thornton props for his latest directorial effort with "Jayne Mansfield's Car," today is not the day to deal with family turmoil plotlines. Unless, that is, said turmoil is due to murderous supernatural spirits who have been haunting you since childhood. The "Insidious" sequel is jam packed with creepy toddler walkers, terrifying rocking horses, and freaky baby monitors. You will never feel the same in a Babies "R" Us again.

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