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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug comes out this weekend, but is it worth rushing to see it in theaters? The critics seem to be unsure about that.

The reviews, however, seem to universally believe that Smaug is much better than the first movie, last year's An Unexpected Journey, so there's that.

Also the titular character, a fire-breathing dragon voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, could be worth the price of admission alone.

You can make up your own mind, but here are two of the film's trailers as well as excerpts from critics to give you an idea of what you can expect ...

"Now we have the sequel. And you know? It's livelier and better than its predecessor. The first movie's harrumphing throat-clearing has given way to a swift, imposing adventure boasting several wing-ding action sequences." - Chicago Tribune

"A year ago, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey got the job done, but it was too bright and busy and noisy, with creatures that kept popping up as if out of a jack-in-the-box. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a more grandly somber movie, and also a much better one, with forces of boldly intense and unified malevolence." - Entertainment Weekly

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Jamie Dornan is going all out in the role of Christian Grey. The 31-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey star will go full-frontal for the film, according to reports.

E.L. James' novel was already the most uncomfortable thing you've ever had to discuss with your mom. Now the movie is ready to up the awkwardness tenfold.

Then again, you really can't blame the man, or the producers.

Christian Grey spends a lot of time naked, so it’s no surprise that Jamie Dornan will strip down during his time in the Red Room of Pain. No holds barred.

Co-star Dakota Johnson will be nude quite often, as well.

It's Christian who fans care about, though, and in casting the role, producers realized that fans want the movie to be just as erotic as the book that inspired it.

They shall have their wish, as Dornan will deliver.

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Love Actually 2, sadly, is not about to hit theaters.

But that hasn't stopped some geniuses on the Internet from coming out with a fake trailer for a possible sequel to this beloved holiday movie.

What would various characters be up to a decade later? Mark is killing zombies (because Andrew Lincoln is on The Walking Dead)... the President is now beating up little children (because Billy Bob Thornton starred in Bad Santa)… and John is now off on an adventure to track down a very special golden ring.

Get it? The preview uses footage from various films and shows starring Love Actually cast members from the last few years and - it's pretty darn awesome.

Check it out now:

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Nominations for the 2014 Screen Actor's Guild Awards are in.

Often seen as a strong indicator of Oscar nominees, the event also recognizes the best in television.

Look for the ceremony to air on January 18 on both TBS and TNT and scroll down for a look at the films, shows, actors and actresses up for the top trophies...

SAG Guy

MOVIES:

Ensemble Cast
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
The Butler

Lead Actor
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, The Butler

Lead Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

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The teaser trailer for Godzilla has just been released and fans' first look at one of the most anticipated motion pictures of 2014 certainly doesn't disappoint.

The trailer shows a city under attack by the titular, dinosaur-like creature, with members of the military scrambling to respond to the beast and its antics.

There's even one frightening glimpse at the enormous creature itself:

Gareth Edwards' take on the classic story/behemoth strives to be different, darker, bigger, and scarier, he ambitiously teased at this year's Comic-Con.

"There's nothing sci-fi, it's very grounded and realistic," he said. "I've never worked this long and this hard on something that lasted just a few seconds since I lost my virginity."

Well played.

The Godzilla cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche and Sally Hawkins.

Godzilla is due to hit theaters on May 16, 2014, pretty close to another large-scale sci-fi project. Check out this morning's Jupiter Ascending trailer!

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Callum Keith Rennie has joined the Fifty Shades of Grey cast.

The British actor - who has appeared in such dramas as Battlestar Galactica, The Killing and The Firm - will come on board the sexual thriller as Ray Steele, Anastasia's stepfather.

The character is the ex-husband of Anastasia's mother, though the heroine considers Ray to be her "real" dad.

Callum Keith Rennie Picture

Dakota Johnson, of course, will portray Anastasia in the big screen adaption of this bestseller, while Jamie Dornan is in as Christian Grey.

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Jupiter Ascending stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. They kiss in the first trailer for the original sci-fi film. Really, what more needs to be said than that?!

If you must know, Channing Tatum plays a wolf-human hybrid (sort of like The Originals) sent to hunt down Mila Kunis, the possible queen of the universe.

Watch the two passionately kiss in the Jupiter Ascending trailer below:

According to the movie's official synopsis, Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.

Now grown up, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks.

Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse her true fate.

Her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos ... beginning July 25, 2014.

What do you think of the trailer? Does the movie look good?

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Eleanor Parker, a three-time Academy Award nominated actress best-known as the baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday in Palm Springs.

The cause of death was pneumonia complications. She was 91. Eleanor Parker's death was confirmed to the L.A. Times by her son, actor Paul Clemens.

None of the versatile, talented Parker's three Oscar nominations were for The Sound of Music, the iconic film for which she is still best known.

Parker brought coolness, reserve and elegance to her portrayal of the baroness determined to marry the captain played by Christopher Plummer.

"Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known," said Plummer Monday in a statement. "I hardly believe the sad news."

"I was sure she was enchanted and would live forever."

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Clear eyes and full hearts will never lose.

But they will never return to the big screen, either.

Despite a script reportedly being complete for a Friday Night Lights movie, producer Peter Berg finally ended all talk of this possibility over the weekend in an interview with Collider.

Friday Night Lights Cast Pic

“There’s not gonna be a movie, Berg said. "We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”

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Disney's animated hit Frozen has toppled Hunger Games: Catching Fire and claimed the top spot of the U.S. box office in its second week of release.

According to early estimates, Frozen took $31.6 million over the weekend, with the Hunger Games sequel slipping to second place with $27 million.

Catching Fire has still made over $300 million in three weeks of release. Frozen is closing in on the $100 million mark through two weeks in theaters.

The only new wide release was Out of the Furnace, which took $5.3 million. Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and Delivery Man rounded out the top five.

Despite opening in just four cinemas, the Coen brothers' latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, scored one of the year's highest per-cinema averages of $100,500.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom continued to play in four cinemas in its second week of limited release, averaging around $19,400 per cinema.

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