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New Netflix Instant Releases: January 2015

It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new month of Netflix Instant releases. January brings all 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ to the streaming service, as well as some old classics and new favorites, and several new seasons of television for you to binge-watch as needed. Ready your queues and read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in January 2015.

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‘Avengers 2′ Trailer: A Terrifying Ultron Assembles

Seems like the internet just couldn't wait for that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer to premiere. Just last night, Marvel announced that the trailer would debut following next week's new episode of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' and tonight a pirated version found its way online. Marvel reacted quickly by posting the real deal and revealing a new teaser poster.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Sneak a Peak at Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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‘Bond 24′ Casts Lea Seydoux in Femme Fatale Role, Still Has No Official Title

While the newest James Bond movie still has no official title, that hasn't kept it from moving full-speed ahead, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Agent 007 for Bond's 24th outing. The latest development has French actress and 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' star Lea Seydoux joining the cast in the role of a femme fatale -- someone who could make things quite complicated (and perhaps a bit sexy) for our suave protagonist.

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Shia LaBeouf Wears Paper Bag on His Head, Storms Out of ‘Nymphomaniac’ Press Conference

Shia LaBeouf continued his insane public antics this weekend at the German premiere of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' appearing with a paper bag on his head and refusing to show his face to photographers snapping pictures -- and that's not all. The actor also plagiarized (yet again) part of a speech before storming out of the press conference for the film after the very first question. Guys, Shia really isn't famous anymore -- haven't you heard?

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‘Breaking Bad’s Walter White Gets His Own Facebook “Look Back” Video

By now you've seen a ton of those "Look Back" videos on Facebook, which makes it look like pretty much all of your friends and loved ones have died and Facebook has done them the morbid courtesy of making a nice obituary montage. Fun! If you're anything like us, you've been ignoring the hell out of them, but here's one you shouldn't ignore: a Look Back video for Walter White of 'Breaking Bad,' which tracks Mr. White's sordid history on the show with humor and plenty of hashtags. Enjoy! 

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John Travolta Will Play a ‘Gummy Bear’ Now Because Why Not

John Travolta is now fully immersed in the "Eh, why the hell not?" phase of his career: the actor has signed on to play a Gummy Bear in the upcoming 'Gummy Bear' film, also known as Gummibar in the US. The project is based on the ever-growing and increasingly popular social media phenomenon, according to a press release sent out this weekend.

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‘Gotham’ Series Casts Ben McKenzie as Young Commissioner Gordon

The wait is finally over, Batman fans! Fox's 'Gotham,' the upcoming Batman prequel series, has cast its Commissioner James Gordon, after months of whispers and rumors -- Ben McKenzie, formerly of 'Southland' and 'The O.C.' has been chosen to don the badge and fight crime on the streets of Gotham City in the new series that explores Batman/young Bruce Wayne's origins and the city in which he was raised. 

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‘Transporter’ Reboot Casts ‘Game of Thrones’ Star in Jason Statham Role

You might not be aware, but EuropaCorp is planning a reboot of the popular 'Transporter' action franchise, which starred Jason Statham as badass Frank Martin. And now the first flick has cast its leading man: Ed Skrein, the British actor who played Daario Naharis, the Khaleesi's love interest in the third season of 'Game of Thrones.' Is Skrein man enough to take on the role popularized by Statham?

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‘The Monuments Men’ Super Bowl Trailer Is Here Because Men

Not to be outdone by some of the bigger, more action-packed and commercial films playing trailers during Super Bowl 2014, George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' has just dropped its trailer for this Sunday's big game online because it's a film about men and war, and these things are very manly -- just like football, you see. 

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‘Pompeii’ Super Bowl Trailer Erupts!

Seems like everyone's getting in on the action for Super Bowl 2014: 'Pompeii,' the new film from Paul W.S. Anderson (best known for the 'Resident Evil' franchise), has released a spot for this Sunday's big game. It's no 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' or 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' that's for sure -- but hey, it's still got plenty of action, and knowing Anderson, it could be pretty nuts.

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‘Pompeii’ Super Bowl Trailer Erupts!

Seems like everyone's getting in on the action for Super Bowl 2014: 'Pompeii,' the new film from Paul W.S. Anderson (best known for the 'Resident Evil' franchise), has released a spot for this Sunday's big game. It's no 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' or 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' that's for sure -- but hey, it's still got plenty of action, and knowing Anderson, it could be pretty nuts.

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Trailer: Preview Seth MacFarlane’s Bloody New Western [NSFW]

Hot on the heels of yesterday's character posters, Universal has released the 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' trailer, giving us the first footage of Seth MacFarlane's live-action western comedy -- and it is really, really taking advantage of that red-band warning. There's blood, loads of profanity, and plenty of that crass humor we've come to associate with MacFarlane's endeavors. And Sarah Silverman's playing a prostitute, so you can imagine how that plays out. 

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Trailer: Shailene Woodley Wants to Make You Cry

The first 'Fault in Our Stars' trailer has arrived, and if you're the emotionally vulnerable type, you may want to grab some tissues. Shailene Woodley seems to be making a career out of playing adorable, down-to-earth and highly relatable high school girls who get super real with teen boys, teaching them lessons about life and love -- but, like, in a really genuine, sweet, and heartbreaking way. It's like 'The Spectacular Now,' but replace alcoholism with terminal illness.

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Posters Round Up the Cast

Seth MacFarlane is following up his live-action directorial debut, 'Ted,' with 'A Million Ways to Die in the West,' a satirical Western-comedy with an all-star cast. Regardless of how you feel about MacFarlane's animated projects, like 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad,' his latest effort is sure to get butts in seats ... especially after you take a gander at these new character posters, featuring some pretty pun-tastic, old-timey captions. 

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Blu-ray Will Include the Rumored Four-Hour Cut

There was a lot of talk before Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' hit theaters about the length of the film: the release had been delayed so Scorsese could get the runtime down to an acceptable three hours from what was said to be a four-hour version of the film, and although Scorsese never releases "director's cuts" of his films, we're hearing you will be able to see his four-hour cut after all when the Blu-ray hits shelves this year.

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‘Maleficent’ Trailer From the 2014 Grammys

Those who tuned into Sunday night's Grammy Awards were in for a special treat: Disney debuted a new 90-second 'Maleficent' trailer, featuring Lana Del Rey performing a haunting cover of the original animated classic's signature "Once Upon a Dream" tune. Coupled with some epic new footage, the end result was rather breathtaking and just the sort of thing to get us properly excited for the upcoming film, starring Angelina Jolie as the classic Disney villain. 

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See the Cast of ‘Blossom’ Then and Now

'Blossom' debuted on NBC in 1991, giving 'tween and teen girls a new character to relate to: Blossom Russo, a teenage girl who lived with her two brothers and her father, and learned life lessons about abuse, drugs, and divorce -- not your typical family sitcom, to say the least. But Blossom wasn't your average girl, either, and that's what made her special. She was quirky, had cool fashion sense and, above all, she was relateable. The show ended almost 20 years ago, so join us for a look at the cast of this classic sitcom and see what they're up to now!

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New Movie Releases February 2014
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New Movie Releases – February 2014

February brings action, adventure, and -- for some reason -- a lot of remakes to the big screen. We've got vampire school girls, exciting LEGO fun, RoboCops, romance, fantasy and so much more to help you escape the last of the winter blues. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases heading to theaters in February 2014. 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Script Complete, Says J.J. Abrams

Finally, after months of development, J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he's ready to move on to the next stage: this weekend at the Television Critics Association, the director confirmed that the script has been completed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' and that the production is now in "deep prep" on the upcoming film, which is scheduled for a December, 2015 release. Well that's a relief. 

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‘The LEGO Movie’ International Spot: “Come With Me if You Wanna Not Die!”

'The LEGO Movie' hits theaters next month, so we've been seeing more and more TV spots and ads for the new animated adventure flick from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hilarious minds behind 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' and the upcoming '22 Jump Street.' Today, Warner Bros. dropped a new international spot, featuring some new footage focusing a little more on Elizabeth Banks' punky and heroic Wyldstyle character. 

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Miles Teller to Play Dan Aykroyd in John Belushi Biopic

Miles Teller has been picking up steam lately with roles in 'The Spectacular Now' and 'Whiplash,' which opened the festivities at this week's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. And right on the heels of that premiere comes word of Teller's latest role: playing comedy icon Dan Aykroyd in the upcoming John Belushi biopic, starring Emile Hirsch. At least that's what Hirsch says. 

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‘Tarzan’ Eyes ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Star Margot Robbie

Following her breakthrough performance in Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Margot Robbie is quickly becoming someone to watch. Audiences weren't the only ones taking note of the 23-year-old actress' ability to go toe to toe with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film: Robbie is now being eyed for the role of leading lady opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the upcoming 'Tarzan' live-action film. 

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2014 SAG Awards Winners!

The 2014 SAG Awards winners were revealed on January 18 during the ceremony hosted on TNT, with presenters including Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Tina Fey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, and many more. Unlike  the Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild Awards acknowledge both film and television -- and unlike the Golden Globes, they recognize ensemble casts in addition to individual performances. They even include a category honoring stuntmen and women for their action performances in film and television. Read on for the nominees and winners of the 2014 SAG Awards!

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reveals New Promotional Art

While we still patiently await the first real footage and trailer from Marvel's upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' we've got yet another sneak peek at the new film via some promotional artwork. The designs, which will be used on future products tied-in with the film's release, feature heroic leading characters like Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, and Groot. 

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‘Her’: Artists Get Personal About Spike Jonze’s Film in New Short

Filmmaker Lance Bangs teamed up with The Creators Project over on Vice to debut this exclusive and beautiful short film, in which Bangs interviews a wealth of talented artists inspired by Spike Jonze's film 'Her.' Actresses like Charlyne Yi and Olivia Wilde are featured, as well as musician James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem and comedian Marc Maron of the WTF Podcast and 'Maron' on IFC -- all of them offering incredibly personal reactions to the film and perspectives on relationships and technology in the short, titled "Love in the Modern Age." 

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‘Maleficent’ Gets Magical in New Sneak Peek

Last night the Disney channel debuted a new sneak peek of their upcoming villain origin film 'Maleficent' during the premiere of the TV movie 'Cloud 9.' We're not entire sure what the difference is between a "sneak peek" and a trailer, but we do love the charming intro, featuring footage from the original animated 'Sleeping Beauty' film, which transitions beautifully into the live-action world of 'Maleficent' and Angelina Jolie's villainess. 

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