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Evangeline Lilly has hopped on board The Hobbit.

The actress, best known for portraying Kate on Lost, will portray a woodland elf named Tauriel. She's a new character to the series, as teased by Peter Jackson on his Facebook page:

"Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!" the director wrote. “What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life."

Evangeline Lilly Photograph

Lily co-starred on Lost with Dominic Monaghan, who played a major role in The Lord of the Rings. The actress and actor dated for awhile, too.

The first installment in this franchise, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, hits theaters on 12/14/12.

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Green Lantern was trashed by movie critics around the country. It also featured Blake Lively with her clothes on for a change.

Despite these two drawbacks, the superhero film was number-one at the box office, beating out a pair of sequels, Jim Carrey's latest big screen effort and J.J. Abrams' alien adventure.

The weekend's top five highest grossing films were:

  1. Green Lantern: $52.7 million
  2. Super 8: $21.3 million
  3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins: $18.2 million
  4. X-Men: First Class: $11.5 million
  5. The Hangover Part II: $9.6 million

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Hollywood was taken over by Green Lantern fever last night.

Every bit as charismatic and handsome in person, Ryan Reynolds walked the red (black) carpet at the Green Lantern premiere, speaking with fans and reporters alike outside Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

Our partners at Movie Fanatic were lucky enough to speak with the A-list lead about the film and chatted with some of his co-stars as well.

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Russell Crowe is in the news for a reason other than his belief that circumcision goes against the will of God.

The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to play a key role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot: Jor-El, the biological father of this caped hero.

Crowe, Oscar

Henry Cavill has already signed on to portray Superman, while Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon will also come on board the franchise.

Production on Superman: Man of Steel gets underway next month, as Jor-El is the last major role to be cast. Sean Penn and Clive Owen are also under consideration, insiders say, but it is Crowe's part if he wants it.

Think Crowe is the right fit?


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Clear your schedules, Twihards, and look out, San Diego, residents!

Summit Entertainment has announced that Breaking Dawn will be featured at Comic-Con next month. While specific cast member names have not been announced, it's safe to assume Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, at least, will show up at the annual event.

The panel will take place on Thursday morning, July 21. Those in attendance can look forward to new footage from the film, along with a Q&A session with director Bill Condon.

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Whether you're a major cinephile like Michael Bolton or true animal lover, you're gonna love this faux movie trailer of some of YouTube's most dramatic critters.

In the two-minute clip, animals great and small react to stunning developments NO ONE could have seen coming in a jarring montage for the ages.

All set to "Mind Heist" by Zack Hemsey from the hit film Inception, of course.

Viral video lovers will likely recognize some of the shocked creatures assembled as you've never seen them before, together in one haunting trailer.

So grab a seat, click play and prepare to have your minds blown, as you continue ponder the unanswerable, age-old question: Is the top still spinning?!

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We may not be at liberty to reveal exactly what it's about, but we can say this about Super 8:

The mysterious thriller was number-one at the box office this weekend.

The J.J. Abrams-directed, Steven Spielberg-produced drama - which is set in the 1970s and focuses on a group of kids who witness a train crash and stumble upon a government conspiracy - topped a slew of sequels. Here's a look at the top five from the past three days:

  1. Super 8: $37 million
  2. X-Men: First Class: $25 million
  3. The Hangover Part II: $18.5 million
  4. Kung Fu Panda 2: $16.6 million
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: $10.8 million

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He lasted one more movie than Megan Fox did, Shia LaBeouf made it clear today: he's finished with the Transformers franchise.

"I'm not coming back to do another one. I don't think [director Michael Bay] will either," the actor told MTV News. "It's still a hot property, I think, especially coming out of the third one. So I imagine they'll reboot it at some point with someone else."

Shia LaBeouf Photograph

But should they?

LaBeouf does claim Dark of the Moon is the "best movie" yet, in terms of "action and geography." But critics slammed the sequel and many consider the franchise to be the epitome of mindless, summer trash.

Do you think there should be a fourth Transformers?


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We got nothing.

The newly released photo of Sacha Baron Cohen of Bruno and Borat fame in his upcoming film, The Dictator, pretty much speaks for itself.

The British comedian's new vehicle will "tell the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed," according to Paramount Pictures.

And here he is:

Sacha Baron Cohen is The Dictator

DESPOT EXTRAORDINAIRE: Fidel meets Kim Jong Il meets Saddam.

Furthermore, "A heartless dictator finds he's been mutinied against by his number two man and replaced in power by an unsuspecting sheepherder lookalike."

Cohen will be playing dual roles. As he wanders the streets, "he finds himself in an organic food store and meets the owner (Anna Faris). Her character will show the dictator a new way of life and perhaps a little romance!"

Sounds tremendous, we can't lie.

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In news about as surprising as a political figure involved in absurd sexual antics, The Hangover: Part III is already moving ahead, according to reports.

After the success of the first movie and the monumental opening of The Hangover: Part II, was there ever much doubt about a third installment?

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine recently, Zach Galifiankis stated: "They want to do a Hangover III, I'm getting fricking phone calls already."

The Wolfpack

Galifiankis also spoke of a possible move away from the basic premise, one that was essentially repeated verbatim for The Hangover: Part II.

He mentioned the possibility of the film being set in an asylum with Alan as a resident and the rest of the gang attempting to break him out.

Amsterdam has been rumored as a possible destination for the third film, which seems like a logical destination. But Todd Philips isn't sure.

The director said that “As far as where it takes place, I’m very open, like the Olympic committee, to being presented and pitched by cities, flown around with wine and women and bribed and then I will make my decision.”

What do you think? Would you see The Hangover: Part III?