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Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where our new feature, CrushNotes, comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen. We're kicking-off our new feature with "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"!

"The Chronicles of Narnia" is one of the more under-acknowledged YA series adaptations in theaters nowadays, but if you haven't gotten into the series already, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is the perfect time to start. It's the third film in the series (following "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Prince Caspian") and, though it's a direct sequel to "Caspian," it is also a story unto itself. And I am completely biased in saying this, but "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is totally the best book in C.S. Lewis' classic series. Let's take a look at the story before it hits theaters Friday!


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By Cara Alwill

In film making, actors and actresses often have to step out of their comfort zone to truly get into a role. Amanda Seyfried knows this feeling very well, after sharing an on-screen kiss with female costar Megan Fox in last year’s thriller, “Jennifer’s Body.” Amanda recently shared another onscreen same-sex kiss with costar Julianne Moore in her upcoming film, “Chloe.” This time, while Amanda may not be more at ease with it, she’s definitely able to see the difference in the two experiences.

"Well, the situation was very different," she told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet. "Two very different stories and very different women."


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I saw "Love Actually" for the first time February of this year (yes a little late on the boat, I know!), and from my first viewing, I realized that it's one of the greatest films about love and Christmas to come out in the past decade. The 2003 romantic comedy has a whole slew of British acting greats that hopefully everyone has heard of, but the best part is that it's not headlined by your run-of-the-mill 20-somethings.

Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson top the cast credits, with Laura Linney adding in an American flair and Kiera Knightly took on her small role the same year "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" hit theaters and she, in turn, got huge.


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FROM MOVIES BLOG: There are a lot of fools in this world, and I pity all of them. But I most pity the fool who's not on board with the idea of bringing the classic "A-Team" TV series to the big screen. The original was gloriously cheesy, filled with bad one-liners and over-the-top action. It was a made-for-TV serial blockbuster. Mix in a $100 million+ dollar budget, and you've got a cinematic atom bomb on your hands.

The key cast has been slowly — ever-so-slowly — coming together. After much rumor-mongering, misreporting and illicitly obtained soundbiting, stars Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson were finally confirmed earlier this year for the roles of Faceman and Hannibal, respectively. More recently, UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was kinda-sorta confirmed for the role of B.A. Baracus (we're still waiting for official confirmation from Jackson's reps on that one). Now we have word today from Variety that Jessica Biel and "District 9" star Sharlto Copley are both in talks.

Continue reading "Jessica Biel And 'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley In Talks To Join 'The A-Team'" at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.

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