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Why Don’t You Just Tell Me the Name of the Movie? Aol Officially Hanging Up Moviefone

Moviefone was made famous in the early '90s as a way for people to get movie showtimes over the phone, and was later cemented as a pop culture landmark as the focus of a classic 'Seinfeld' episode (wherein Kramer's phone number is one digit away from the Moviefone number, so he begins to adopt the role of Mr. Moviefone with hilarious results), but as of today, Moviefone is no more. Aol announced that it is shutting down the 777-FILM number and the Moviefone service, prompting many people to wonder aloud, Moviefone was still around?

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Jimmy Fallon Kicks Off ‘The Tonight Show’ With Will Smith, Tina Fey, Seth Rogen and Tons of Special Guests

Last night, Jimmy Fallon officially ushered in a new era of 'The Tonight Show' and, besides a move to New York City, already made the show his own. Can you imagine Jay Leno ever doing The Humpty Dance in a "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing"?

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First Official ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ Photo: Harry and Lloyd Go For a Ride

We had previously seen a handful of photos from the 'Dumb and Dumber 2' set, but up until this point, we haven't seen anything official from the upcoming sequel. That all changed today as directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly posted the first official 'Dumb and Dumber 2' photo to Twitter.

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2014 Super Bowl Trailers: What to Expect During the Big Game

Football fans are no doubt excited for the 2014 Super Bowl, but even non-sports fans can find something to enjoy. No, we're not talking about Bruno Mars, we're talking about the Super Bowl movie trailers that will be airing during the commercial breaks. With the 2014 Super Bowl set to air on FOX at 6pm on February 2, we thought now would be the perfect time to run through what we know is going to debut during the big game and what surprises could still be in store.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Arcade Fire Join Zach Galifianakis For a ‘Between Two Ferns’ Holiday Special

The 'Between Two Ferns' web series is one of the most consistently hilarious on the internet; the only downside being that Zach Galifianakis and crew make so few of them (the last one was back in September with guest Justin Bieber). Well, to make up for their absence, 'Between Two Ferns' is back with a jam-packed holiday special with Tobey Maguire, Samuel L. Jackson and even a musical guest, Arcade Fire.

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‘Godzilla’ Trailer: The King of the Monsters is Here!

After months (years!) of waiting, the official 'Godzilla' trailer is finally here! If you've seen either of the two Comic-Con trailers, you'll recognize some of the footage in this new 'Godzilla' trailer (in theaters next week with 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'), but plenty of new stuff in here to get you excited too. Check this out!

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‘Anchorman 2′ Now Has Its Own Line of Ron Burgundy-Inspired Underwear

We've seen some odd product placement/endorsement deals in our time, but this one just might take the cake. With a slogan that reads, "Give your little Anchorman the support he needs," 'Anchorman 2' and Jockey have teamed up for a series of Ron Burgundy-inspired tighty-whiteys. Except they're not white and come in colors like "Sex Panther Red" and "Beard of Zeus Blue."

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‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Breaks His Legendary Silence, Talks About an Animated Movie

Since publishing the last 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic strip on December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson, the notoriously private creator behind the series, has only granted one interview (an e-mail exchange with his hometown newspaper, the Plain Dealer, on the 15th anniversary of the strip). Many have tried to get in touch with Mr. Watterson over the years (and a documentary is scheduled to hit theaters this year on that very topic) and almost all have failed.

But, inexplicably, Watterson has emerged from hiding and spoke at length about the legacy of 'Calvin and Hobbes' and the potential for an animated movie.

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Sandra Bullock Says She Won’t Return For ‘The Heat 2′

'The Heat' was one of this summer's surprise hits making over $200 million worldwide. Almost immediately a writer was hired to write 'The Heat 2' and a sequel was in motion, but Fox forgot one important thing: asking Sandra Bullock if she had interest in returning. The Oscar-winning actress flatly told The Wrap at the 'Gravity' premiere in Los Angeles, "I’m not doing a sequel to 'The Heat.'"

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Johnny Depp Will Return to Star in ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′

After 'The Lone Ranger' opened to poor reviews and disappointing box office, Johnny Depp was criticized for his recent acting choices. From 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' to 'Dark Shadows,' many accused Depp of going through the motions, all-too-happy to cash his paycheck to star in whatever Disney or Tim Burton was asking him to star in, regardless of the quality.

In a related story, Johnny Depp is in final negotiations to return as The Mad Hatter in Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland 2.'

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