'Fast & Furious' getting a theme park ride
April 9th, 2014
03:58 PM ET

'Fast & Furious' getting a theme park ride

Next year will bring a new "Fast & Furious" movie plus a way to experience the thrills (safely) in real life.

On its Twitter account Tuesday the cars-and-criminals franchise announced that a ride called "Fast & Furious: Supercharged" is set to debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2015.

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'Blue Mountain State' aiming for big screen
Ed Marinaro plays Coach Marty Daniels in "Blue Mountain State."
April 8th, 2014
04:00 PM ET

'Blue Mountain State' aiming for big screen

“Blue Mountain State” is trying to hit paydirt.

The TV series, which ran for three seasons on Spike, recently announced a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of mounting (pardon the pun) a theatrical version.

“Our fans have been clamoring for another season, but we’re going to give them a movie,” says actor Ed Marinaro, who plays Coach Marty Daniels on the “wild, crazy, bawdy college comedy,” as he describes it.

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Remembering the work of Mickey Rooney
April 7th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Remembering the work of Mickey Rooney

It's hard not to picture Mickey Rooney as an affable teen.

The legendary movie star died Sunday at the age of 93, but many fans remembered him for the roles that made him beloved decades ago. Whether it was putting on a show with costar Judy Garland, or offering advice as the kindly retired horse jockey in "The Black Stallion," Rooney lit up the screen and won hearts.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew's in?
April 7th, 2014
04:01 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew's in?

With casting still underway, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" is ready for action.

And it'll reportedly have at least one old friend: Peter Mayhew.

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'Captain America 2': What's the verdict?
April 4th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

'Captain America 2': What's the verdict?

If you're not a fan of Marvel or growing weary of superhero movies, we wouldn't be surprised if your eyes immediately glaze over at the sight of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

The new release is the follow-up to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger," and the latest installment of a long line of movies that zero in on one Avenger or another.

But here's the good news: "Captain America 2" is good enough to earn attention from fans and non-fans alike.

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Will Ferrell to play tennis star Bobby Riggs
April 4th, 2014
04:00 PM ET

Will Ferrell to play tennis star Bobby Riggs

Will Ferrell has portrayed his fair share of chauvinists, from "Anchorman’s" Ron Burgundy to "Wedding Crashers’" outlandish mentor Chazz Reinhold.

Now the actor is adding tennis player and former Wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs to the list, but this role might not be played for laughs.

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