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The controversial new documentary 2016: Obama's America became a bona fide box office hit over the weekend, grossing $6.3 million and rallying conservatives in the run-up to the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla.

Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan’s film opened last month in just a few theaters, but has now earned over $9 million, tops among documentaries in 2012.

The anti-Barack Obama film offers a speculative, conservative vision of the President's second term, should he win one at the ballot box this November.

Spoiler alert: Said vision is not pretty.

2016: Obama's America has been advertised and promoted heavily on talk radio and was distributed to coincide with this week's Mitt Romney-led convention.

Reactions to the film have been predictably mixed, as the true believers in D’Souza's anti-Obama crusade will be even more fired up ... as will Obama supporters.

Election 2012:

 

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Even the most ardent Hunger Games fan must admit: the following is positively hilarious.

Brought to us by the folks at Screen Junkies, it's an "honest" trailer for the blockbuster movie, one that points out just a few flaws.

Such as how Katniss can escape all conceivable dangers through the use of trees. Or how Panem is set in a “future so advanced they can conjure fire and monster dogs, but not food for the poor.” Or how the story "forces two actors with no chemistry to awkwardly fall in love."

Overall, let's just say the narrator with the awesome voice is NOT a fan of Peeta. But he sure would love to orally pleasure Liam Hemsworth. Just watch for yourself:

In actual franchise news, meanwhile, Sam Claflin has been cast as Finnick in Catching Fire. Are you down with that choice?

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Vanessa Hudgens is about to put these dance moves to good, nearly naked use.

The actress portrays a stripper named Cindy in the upcoming thriller The Frozen Ground, which is based on real-life events and stars Nicolas Cage as an Alaskan State Tropper who partners with Hudgens' character because she was lucky enough to escape a serial killer who abducts young women.

Scheduled for a November 30 release, the film also stars 50 Cent, Dean Norris and John Cusack.

Watch the first official trailer now and look for Hudgens to slink around the stripper stage around the 50-second mark:

Vanessa Hudgens at a Party

UPDATE: We have been asked to remove this trailer. Our apologies.

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The Governator is back.

Okay, he's been back for a little while (for insight on his latest role, The Expendables 2 review at Movie Fanatic offers an in-depth analysis), but The Last Stand marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role since be became Governor of California in 2003.

Does he still have it?

The Last Stand stars Schwarzenegger as Ray Owens, an ex-LAPD officer who moves to a small town near the U.S.-Mexico border to become its sheriff.

When an escaped cartel leader heads for Mexico, Owens must rally the troops and lead the showdown to stop him in the film, due out in January.

Rodrigo Santoro, Forest Whitaker, Zach Gilford, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega, and Jaimie Alexander also star.

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The upcoming 3D animated film ParaNorman is likely the most elaborate stop-motion animation project of all-time, and looks pretty entertaining to boot!

Starring Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick and John Goodman, the film - which is made with puppets - centers on a young boy named Norman Babcock.

Norman able to speak to the dead and must take on ghosts, witches and other forces following the invasion of his small New England town by zombies.

Check out the trailer for the film, in theaters Friday:

Unlike other animation, stop-motion requires that movement of every person and object on screen must be done by someone. Groundbreaking stuff.

In other movie news, The Bourne Legacy topped the box office this weekend, knocking The Dark Knight Rises off the pedestal for the first time.

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The North Koreans are coming, it appears, instead of the USSR in the remake of Red Dawn, the Cold War cult favorite starring Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson.

Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson star in this reboot, which at least took 28 years to be remade (way more than the new Total Recall or The Amazing Spider-Man).

The 2012 Red Dawn plot is basically the same, in any case.

Get ready for an action adventure pitting the Wolverines - a rag-tag band of handsome and wholesome U.S. teens - against formidable international invaders:

Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki co-star as Peeta and Gale's brother attempt to do the impossible and fend off a ruthless foreign army. Good. Times.

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Judd Apatow's latest film, This is Forty, is a spin-off (or "sort-of sequel") of Knocked Up, with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their characters Pete and Debbie.

This time, the focus is on their family as Debbie turns the big 4-0.

If you remember their Knocked Up quotes, you know they were among the movie's best, and the new slice-of-life comedy's tagline teases that this is "not just their story ... this is everyone’s story." To a degree, it certainly looks like it is:

Written, directed, and produced by Apatow - the first project he's pulled the trifecta with since 2009's Funny People - This is 40 arrives December 21.

Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, and Albert Brooks also star.

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Brad Pitt's new film, Killing Them Softly, features the actor as Jackie Cogan, the "point" for a hitman investigating the heist of a big Mafia poker game.

Andrew Dominik wrote and directed the adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade, which was originally supposed to be the film's name.

James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, and Richard Jenkins also star.

Check out the trailer for Killing Them Softly below ...

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The Paperboy debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is based on the true story of a southern woman who falls in love with a convicted killer.

It stars a very impressive cast of Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey and it deals with some serious issues.

But it also features Zac Efron in his underwear! Forgive us, but that's our main takeaway from the following trailer, as the former High School Musical actor sheds his teen image by slow-dancing with Kidman... in a pair of tighty-whities.

Seriously, this is what we call breaking movie news. Watch for yourself:

The Paperboy hits theaters on October 5.

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Paranormal Activity 4 hits theaters on October 19 and while no plot details for this follow-up have been divulged yet, the first extended trailer for the thriller gives us some idea of what to expect:

Shaky camera work. A lot of screaming. A shadowy figure lurking in the background.

No, folks, this installment of the franchise won't differ much from the first three, but you know what they say: if it ain't broke, and it scares the living crap out of all movie goers, don't fix it.

So hold on tight and watch the first Paranormal Activity 4 trailer now: