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Disney And Amazon In Fight Over Captain America And Maleficent Blu-rays There is a standoff in the works here between Disney and Amazon over the contract terms for selling some of Disney’s biggest DVD/Blu-ray titles including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Million Dollar Arm and Muppets Most Wanted. The on-line retailer will have the right to sell the instant videos but not the DVD or Blu-ray copies according to Deadline. Consumers will have to go to other retail options like Best Buy or Target to purchase those unless the dispute is resolved.

Brenton Thwaites Sees Piano-Playing Taylor Swift Inside Jeff Bridges’ Mind in ‘The Giver’ Clip (Video) The Weinstein Company has released no less than five new short clips in anticipation of the August 15 premiere of “The Giver.” In them, the major players in the dystopic sci-fi film parlay and make strategic maneuvers against one another. Based on the young adult bestseller by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is the story of a society that has moved beyond conflict, beyond emotions, and even beyond color.

Amazon Blocks DVD Pre-Orders Of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Hail Hydra! Earlier this month, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, posted its biggest quarterly loss since 2012. For many years, the online mega-retailer has been basking in its own good fortunes but now that times are tough they are playing hardball to squeeze out a few pennies more from their suppliers. In June, Amazon went after Warner Bros.. They blocked DVD pre-order sales of The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Transcendence, and Winter's Tale. That dispute was later resolved. And now, Amazon is focusing their attention on Disney.

Taylor Swift Is But a Sweet Memory in Jeff Bridges’ Mind in ‘The Giver’ Clip (Video) The Weinstein Company has released no less than five new short clips in anticipation of the August 15 premiere of “The Giver.” In them, the major players in the dystopic sci-fi film parlay and make strategic maneuvers against one another. Based on the young adult bestseller by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is the story of a society that has moved beyond conflict, beyond emotions, and even beyond color.

The first teaser trailer has arrived for Disney’s fairytale extravaganza, Into The Woods, starring Meryl Streep as a wicked witch who has cursed poor James Corden and Emily Blunt. Having been denied the opportunity to start a family by Streep’s curse, the film follows the couple as they find themselves encountering a host of famous faces from some of the classic fairytales.

Watch the First 'Into the Woods' Trailer

6:06 PM 7/31/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Wondering what it'll look like when Rob Marshall goes back to his Chicago-style musical roots with Disney's adaptation of the Broadway hit Into the Woods? We can't see the whole thing until December 25, but you can catch a glimpse right now courtesy of the first trailer, released today. Here's the official synopsis:

Your Wishes Are Granted - First Trailer For Disney's INTO THE WOODS Drops Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Into the Woods features: Director: Rob Marshall Meryl Streep as The Witch Emily Bl

Alex Kurtzman to Direct 'Mummy' Reboot

5:35 PM 7/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Shortly after being hired to shepherd the new "shared universe" that's being stitched together for Universal's monster movie properties, it appears as though Alex Kurtzman is just a signature or two away from getting the green light to direct the studio's upcoming reboot of The Mummy.

Thorin Will Have War in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The first teaser trailer for the last part of The Hobbit is here and if you made it this far in Middle-earth, you really do owe it to yourself to watch this one. Suffice to say, December can’t come soon enough. As promised in a sneak-peak yesterday, today Warner Bros. released the first teaser trailer […] Read Thorin Will Have War in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Filmonic.

Watch the First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

1:21 PM 7/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won't march into theaters until December 17, but the marketing campaign for the final installment in director Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has already begun -- and now the film's first trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con, has made its way online.
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