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The World's First (And Only) Summer Movie/NBA Playoff Combo Preview
We've handpicked sixteen big summer releases and matched them up with an NBA title contender. Some connect tenuously, superficially. Others have unusual similarities, borderline creepy. But at least it's all at your fingertips.
Marvel, Frozen Help Disney Pass The $1 Billion Mark Internationally In 2014 Already
Disney is having a very good year. That's probably stating the obvious, when we consider the Frozen overflow into 2014 and the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but the actual numbers for both films have contributed greatly to a massive international box office haul for the studio...
Chris Pine May Star In Coast Guard Drama The Finest Hours
The question that hangs in the air is, Chris Pine: leading man? He's got a hand in the success of the two Star Trek films, which grossed a combined $852 million in their theatrical runs alone.
Average Movie Theater Ticket Price Dropped This Year
That doesn’t mean that Hollywood is going to start cutting you deep discounts at the movie theater… particularly with the summer blockbuster season breathing down our necks. In fact, in the same study released by NATO, it was revealed that that average ticket price from year to year had gone up 0.3 perfect – or from $7.94 in first quarter of 2013 to $7.96 in the first quarter of 2014.
How Will J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII Use The Expanded Universe?
we’ve never heard anyone with direct access to the Star Wars brain trust clarify if Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII will pull from the Expanded Universe. And for Kinberg to state that “canon” for the movies will be the six existing Star Wars films, that throws a few curves into theories concocted by fans as to where Abrams’ story might go.
Joss Whedon's New Film Is Released On Vimeo For $5, Hours After Its Festival Debut
The picture stars Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David and Nikki Reed and focuses on a metaphysical relationship between an East Coast housewife and an ex-con in New Mexico; the Tribeca program calls it “Joss Whedon does Nicholas Sparks.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Banks $47 Million Overseas In Opening Weekend
Comparisons are tough. Marvel is its own machine, and Webb’s initial Spider-Man was a July 3 release back in 2012. Those who track the U.S. box office know that films that tend to open the annual Summer Blockbuster Season get a bump.
Monday Movie Memo: Johnny Depp's Movie-Star Days Are Done
We got up this morning and crunched the numbers. This isn’t a blip for Depp. It’s the new norm. American audiences are largely tuning out Depp’s movies, from The Lone Ranger to The Tourist.
A Farscape Movie Is Being Written
Showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon has been busy with shows like Revolution, Cult, and Defiance in recent years, but it would appear that his heart has never left what many fans would consider his best work: Farscape. While the show has been off the air for more than a decade now, die hards have never lost hope that there would eventually be more projects made within the sci-fi universe.
Quentin Tarantino Says He Is Still Working On His 'Hateful Eight' Script
It's difficult to speculate if Quentin Tarantino will actually ever make his western movie Hateful Eight. Three months ago the filmmaker said that he was cancelling his plans to make the script his next directorial effort and said that he would be publishing the screenplay as a book... but he also added that there was a possibility he could return to the project some time in the future.
The Fantastic Four Reboot's Tone To Fall Between Chronicle And Spider-Man
Modern comic book movies have shown us that there are two equally effective approaches to tone: you can go the fun, more comedic route, like The Avengers, or darker and more serious, like The Dark Knight. Not only does this provide a bit of variety within the genre, it also provides an interesting question about the direction of future projects. In this case, we're talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie from director Josh Trank.
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Other Woman, Brick Mansions And The Quiet Ones Reviews
Big movie weeks are ahead of us, and this is the crappy quiet before the awesome. Hold fast Rotten Week-ites, better times are coming. But for now we have other women, brick mansions and quiet ones to talk about.
Weekend Box Office: Captain America Holds At Number One, Transcendence Tanks
Captain America continued his heroic run this weekend. The Winter Soldier held on to number one for a third weekend in a row, adding $26 million to its domestic total and pushing past the $200 million mark. Rio 2 also held strong, continuing in second place with $22 million, just edging out the new competition.
Why James Franco Had To Cameo And 4 More Tidbits We Learned About Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes At WonderCon
Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes completely blew our minds back in 2011, proving that it was possible to create a truly excellent reboot/prequel for an established Hollywood franchise. The success of that film has us filled with incredible anticipation for the upcoming sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
WonderCon In Photos Day 2: Deathstroke, Lady Boba Fett, And Mystique Hit Anaheim
So what will you get to see clicking through the images? Up top you’ll see a whole bunch of fans in various costume wear belting out “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, but there’s a whole lot more below. From a meeting between Elsa and Olaf of Frozen to gender bender versions of Boba Fett, Shredder and Captain America, there’s a lot of awesome stuff.