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A new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has the highly anticipated film generating controversy just as it hits US theaters.

The clip in question aired in the UK during the World Cup semi-finals and has many parents demanding a boycott of the Gary Oldman blockbuster:

It's the action that takes place around the 1:20 mark that's creating in an uproar.

In the scene, a highly-evolved simian outsmarts two humans and proceeds to blow them away with their own shotgun.

While the clip has been available online for weeks, the World Cup is the European equivalent of the Super Bowl in terms of ratings and ad revenues and its the fact that the extended trailer aired during a family-friendly TV event that has many Brits crying foul:

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Last month, Yaya DaCosta was cast as Whitney Houston in a forthcoming made-for-TV movie about the late singer's tragic life.

Today, we have our first glimpse of DaCosta in character, and the 31-year-old actress bears an almost uncanny to a young Whitney:

Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston

DaCosta is mimicking the cover of Houston's 1987 album "Whitney" and if this sort of attention to detail is maintained throughout the film, actress Angela Bassett's directorial debut should provide us with a spot-on depiction of Houston's troubled life and times.

For her part, DaCosta got her start as a contestant on America's Next Top Model and went on to land recurring roles on series such as All My Children, Ugly Betty, and House.

Most recently, she appeared on the big screen in Lee Daniels' The Butler.

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A vintage photo of famed director Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park went hugely viral this week, leaving many Internet users up in arms.

Because they believed Spielberg killed the creature for sport, obviously.

Steven Spielberg Kills Dinosaur

Jurassic Park, based on the Michael Crichton book of the same name, tells the story of a man who utilizes ancient dinosaur DNA to bring them back as a tourist attraction.

Needless to say:

  1. That was a bad idea in the book/movie, as those fools ran amok
  2. No actual triceratops has been sighted in 65 million years

You wouldn't know the latter if you read people's Facebook feeds this week, though, after humorist Jay Branscomb posted the photo with the caption:

"Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man."

Cue the online furor from people not realizing he's kidding, or that dinosaurs went extinct a while back. Maybe Kendall Jones is still fresh in their minds?

The rant pasted onto the photo above says it all. As do these people:

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Lionsgate has released a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Following President Snow's first address to citizens of Panem, Donald Sutherland’s villainous character is back again, trying to stave off revolution via a speech about continued prosperity and stability of their nation.

Halfway through, however, the screen flickers… we move away from the all-white Capitol background (which includes Peeta and Johanna flanking President Snow)... and we receive an urgent message from Beetee, who has hacked into the feed with an urgent message:

The Mockingjay lives.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes out on November 21.

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As previously reported, Sharknado 2 isn't just coming.

But it’s coming - and it will be bigger, bolder and even more ridiculous!

Syfy has released a new trailer for this wildly anticipated sequel, which will bring back Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, while including other Z-Listers such as Mark McGrath and Andy Dick.

It will air on July 30 and, we'd have to imagine, threaten to once again bring down Twitter, especially with amazing lines such as "You just jumped the shark!"

You can also rest easy, folks: Syfy has already ordered Sharknado 3.

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Ready to piece together a mystery, movie fans?

In anticipation of Gone Girl hitting theaters on October 3, the film has unveiled four new posters, each of which centers around the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike).

She'll vanish on her fifth wedding anniversary, leaving behind a wedding photo, a scalpel, a pair of underwear and a page from her diary, evidence that all points to husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as her killer.

Toggle through the following new Gone Girl posters now and let the countdown to this surefire blockbuster begin in earnest:

Gone Girl Poster
This new Gone Girl poster has us crazy excited for the movie. Is it October 3 yet?!?

Gone Girl will be directed by David Fincher and based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

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The force will soon be with Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke.

Via an extensive open casting call, these relative unknown have been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures confirmed in a statement yesterday.

Andersen (a parkour professional) and Clarke (an aspiring actress) were two of over 37,000 people to visit cities across the U.S. and Great Britain and audition for producers of this upcoming blockbuster.

New Star Wars stars

"The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition," Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy said, adding:

"We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film."

No word yet on just what roles Anderson and Clarke will take on.

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It's been 18 years since Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum (with help from Randy Quaid) saved the world from aliens in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, a film which has grossed more than $800 million worldwide.

With talks of a sequel in the works, and with several of the original film's principal cast set to reprise their roles, we thought we'd take a walk down memory lane to see where the cast of Independence Day is now.

Will Smith
Will Smith is still making movies, though none have grossed as much worldwide as Independence Day. He WAS nominated for two Oscars, though, so that doesn't suck.

Will Smith, of course, has gone on to great success in his post-pilot days, earning two Oscar nominations and making headlines for his daughter Willow Smith's behavior.

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It's a bird... it's a plane... it's our first look at Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

About eight weeks after revealing the initial shot of Ben Affleck as Batman, Director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have unveiled a photo of this British star reprising his role as the Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit,” Snyder tells USA Today. "The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

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Could you envision Lucy Hale as Anastasia Steele?

This was nearly a reality, as the Pretty Little Liars star tried out for the role that ended up going to Dakota Johnson.

How did it go?

Lucy Hale Red Carpet Pose

It was "unlike any audition I have ever done before in my life," Hale told MTV this week. “It actually was just me. It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be. Very uncomfortable, but it was sort of one of those things where you just had to go for it or you’re just gonna look lame."

Hale didn't elaborate, but we'd have to imagine some bondage of S&M was involved in her reading.

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