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the 5th wave, 5th wave trailer, chloe grace moretzIt's your typical romance story: girl meets boy, girl suspects boy of being an alien, girl tries to save the planet from an invasion. That's the gist of "The 5th Wave," the big-screen adaptation of the YA novel of the same name, with some natural disasters and big-budget special effects thrown in for good measure.

The first trailer for the flick introduces us to Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz), who's separated from her family in the midst of an alien invasion, and trying desperately to find her younger brother, Sammy (Zackary Arthur). Unfortunately, the aliens have sent spies to Earth to pose as humans, and so when Cassie teams up with Evan (Alex Roe) in her search for Sammy, she's not entirely sure if he's human, or an Other.

Add in the threat of the fifth wave of the attack (which has already included the aliens stealing the Earth's power, destroying its cities and landmarks, infecting the population with a deadly virus, and infiltrating our ranks), in which the aliens will also enter and control human minds, and that adds up to a whole lot of drama.

In a speech cribbed straight from Katniss Everdeen's playbook, though, Cassie intends to put up a fight when the aliens come calling.

"The Others see our hope as a weakness," she says, "but they're wrong."

Audiences will see for themselves when "The 5th Wave" hits on January 15, 2016.

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JK Rowling Hosts Fundraising Event For Charity 'Lumos'Unless you've been hit by a Gilderoy Lockhart memory-erasing charm, you probably know that today, September 1, is the day that young witches and wizards will be packing up their cauldrons and broomsticks and heading off to Hogwarts -- at least, in the fictional "Harry Potter" universe. And author J.K. Rowling has a very special message for one of those would-be students.

Rowling revealed on Twitter that September 1, 2015 is the day that James Sirius Potter -- the eldest son of Harry and Ginny -- started as a First Year student at Hogwarts. The epilogue to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which took place in 2017, featured James's younger brother, Albus Severus, getting ready to hop on the Hogwarts Express at King's Cross Station for his first day at the wizarding school, but readers were never told definitively what year James started.

"I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today," Rowling wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Several fans played along, tweeting back at Rowling that they had indeed wished James well. Rowling kept up the ruse by urging well-wishers to be polite but respectful of James's space -- especially if he's making friends on the train, just like his dad did with Ron and Hermione back in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." And the fun didn't stop there. Apparently, after James arrived at Hogwarts, he was sorted into Gryffindor -- just like his dad and mom (and Uncle Ron and Aunt Hermione) before him. We couldn't be more proud. Happy first day of school, James!

[via: J.K. Rowling]

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The dome is coming down, and so is "Under the Dome": CBS has cancelled the sci-fi drama after three seasons.

The network announced the cancellation on Monday, revealing that the show would end with the season three finale on September 10. While the series, based on the popular Stephen King novel of the same name, initially premiered to blockbuster ratings back in 2013, it just couldn't keep up that momentum.

"Two years ago, 'Under the Dome' broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world," said Nina Tassler, chair of CBS Entertainment, in a statement. "'Dome''s event storytelling and multiplatform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of 'Extant' and 'Zoo.' We're excited to present the final chapter in Chester's Mill as the story comes full circle, with the dome coming down as dramatically as it went up."

"Dome" was originally envisioned as a one-season adaptation of King's novel, but was so popular that CBS brass decided to amend the storyline, add new characters, and continue the series indefinitely. But all good things must come to an end, and with "Dome"'s declining ratings -- and the showrunners' decision to take down the titular mysterious obstacle -- it seemed like the time for the show to end had finally arrived.

According to Variety, the series finale "will answer many questions about the dome's origin and power, as two groups of residents will engage in one final conflict that some won't survive."

"Under the Dome" wraps its run on CBS on September 10.

[via: Variety]

MacbethSomething wicked this way comes - and it's ready to put a dagger in your heart.

The new U.S. trailer for "Macbeth" has just debuted, and it's a blood-soaked, intense, martial thing of beauty. Michael Fassbender stars as the titular ambitious general who, along with his wife Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard), plots the murder of the king -- to take the crown for himself.

Of course, anyone who's read Shakespeare's great drama knows what happens next, but without spoiling it for those who haven't, let's just say that power comes with a price.
Watch the trailer.

But though the story is familiar, this new "Macbeth" feels alive and fresh. Director Justin Kurzel's vision looks bold and edgy and raw, without compromising the heart of the play. And Fassbender and Cotillard's performances seem well worth the praise they got after the film debuted at Cannes a few months ago.

"Macbeth" opens in theaters December 4.

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CoachLooks like nostalgia just isn't enough.

NBC has canceled their planned "Coach" reboot, despite an initial 13-episode order. The new show would've brought back original series creator Barry Kemp, as well as stars Craig T. Nelson and Bill Fagerbakke. There have been rumors that production was not going well due to creative issues.

The new "Coach" would've been a sequel to the original, which aired from 1989 to 1997. Nelson's character, Hayden Fox, is retired, but called back as an assistant coach to his son.

From the beginning, the revival seemed like a bad idea. At TCA a few weeks ago, one reporter asked NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt if it was a practical joke. "One man's practical joke is another man's hit show," he said. "It's a way to do another variation on a family show with, I think, a truly talented star and a great showrunner and a presold title. And if that works, then 'Elf' the series is next."

Well, thank goodness it didn't work then.

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