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Skyfall

It's been a very special year for the James Bond franchise. 007 turned 50 years old, "Skyfall" made over $1 billion and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed it's honoring our favorite British secret agent with a special tribute at the 85th Academy Awards.

The Academy has announced the news in a press release. Thus far no details have been revealed about what the tribute will be beyond the fact it will involve "a special sequence."

"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. "Starting with ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon."

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Star Trek

How about some brand new photos from "Star Trek Into Darkness" to continue to help welcome in 2013? Today Paramount unleashed a collection of 11 new production stills. Not quite as exciting as a full-length trailer of course, but director J.J. Abrams knows what he's doing when it comes to keeping fan expectation as high as possible without actually revealing any plot points.

So without further ado, feast your eyes at the images below and join us in over-analyzing the hidden meanings that may or may not be embedded within the highly-stylized frames. On the whole the common theme in these photos is action and anticipation; either our heroes are in a defensive pose holding guns or communication devices or they're looking at each other with worried expressions, likely thinking about some impending doom involved with their introduction to Benedict Cumberbatch's multi-dimensional villain.

Check out the photos after the jump!

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Carrie

By Hannah Soo Park

Catching the "Carrie" remake in theaters would've been a terrifyingly awesome solution to end a lame night at the prom, but sorry, high schoolers—it looks like Sony Pictures has decided to put its box office faith in the spirit of Halloween over the fabled spring dance.

ComingSoon.net reports that in the midst of shuffling release dates for its upcoming films, the studio has bumped Kimberly Peirce's remake of the cult classic from March 15 to October 18, making it a seven-month delay until you'll be able to see the updated blood-drenched prom dress. Sony didn't cite any specific reasons for the move, but it's easy to assume that it was made to satisfy audiences hungry for a fright-night flick on Halloween.

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MTV Movie Brawl, the annual battle royale of the year's biggest blockbusters, is back, and the combatants of 2013 look fiercer than ever. Some of film's most popular franchises will go head-to-head to see which will come out victorious in reader-voted polls.

Will Katniss get some redemption with "Catching Fire" after last year's defeat? Can "Iron Man 3" take down the "Man of Steel"? Can either of the new YA offerings, "Beautiful Creatures" or "The Mortal Instruments," fill the gap left by "The Twilight Saga"?

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Gareth Evans has been discussing a sequel to "The Raid: Redemption" for quite some time now. Currently known only by its Indonesian name, "Berandal" will continue the story of the unstoppable badass machine Rama (Iko Uwais) and, as far as we knew before, was supposed to start production sometime this year.

Now via his Twitter feed, Evans has cleared up a few lingering mysteries about filming "Berandal" and when the story will pick up.

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Pixar

By Hannah Soo Park

If you're still without a kick-off moment for the new year, Pixar's latest tease for its upcoming projects should jumpstart your computer-animated-film optimism for what's to come in 2013 and beyond.

To conjure up a little holiday cheer, the studio mailed out a few fold-up cards featuring concept art from "The Good Dinosaur" and more.

See the images (via ComingSoon) and read more about each project after the jump!

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into darkness

The rather vocal group of online J.J. Abrams haters might have a slight change of heart after reading what the fanboy director recently did to make one man's dying wish come true.

It began nearly a week ago as a desperate plea for help on Reddit. One user, posting on behalf of cancer-stricken friend and his friend's wife, put out a request to anyone who could help arrange a screening of the nine-minute prologue to "Star Trek Into Darkness" or the entire movie, if at all possible.

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Arrested

Update: A tweet from Vulture claims that Neflix reps have denied the purported premiere. (Way to ruin New Years Eve, internet.) Stick with MTV Movies Blog as more "Arrested Development" details become available. COME ON!

I think we all collectively just blue ourselves.

If a recent here-one-moment-gone-the-next posting to a Fox publicity site is to be believe, the Bluths and the Fünkes will return on May 4 with 14 new episodes, all set to premiere on Netflix simultaneously.

Oh No They Didn't took a screenshot of the post, which confirmed a larger episode order than the originally planned ten. The listing also offered the titles of the episodes, each named for a single member of the family, with some two-parters (i.e. "GOB" and "GOB 2").

Click past the jump to see the rest of the episodes.

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Tarantino

A few months ago, Quentin Tarantino told Total Film that he believes "Inglourious Basterds" and the recently released "Django Unchained" "bespeak a trilogy," but that he wasn't quite sure what the third leg would be.

Well, he might have an idea now.

In an interview with The Root (via Empire), Tarantino revealed an unused storyline from his longer version of "Basterds" that could make up the third installment of his trilogy.

Learn more about "Killer Crow" after the jump!

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Star TrekJ.J. Abrams has once again stated that he will not directing "Star Wars: Episode VII," despite having a conversation with Kathleen Kennedy about the job early on.

Earlier this year when the world exploded with "Star Wars" news, people were quick to look to Abrams as a possible directorial candidate. A known fan, Abrams had the chops and the geek cred to pull it off, but he wasn't interested.

He had previously told HollywoodLife that he was too much of a fan to get involved with the new project.

But now, speaking with Empire, Abrams clarifies what happened early on.

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