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The battle is wearing on Katniss Everdeen… and yet, that’s not why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 made me so angry, and so very sad. I explain in today’s Monday Movie Memo.
It’s a well-known fact among Star Wars fans that the opening crawl of the original 1977 film was actually co-written by George Lucas and famed director Brian De Palma, but have you ever found yourself wondering what the text said before the Scarface filmmaker got a crack at it? Thanks to the magic of the internet, the answer to that rather random question has been uncovered.
For anyone who just can’t get through The Shining without imagining how the lady in the bathroom’s scene would have gone as a toe-tapper, you’re not alone, as writer/director Joe Lovero has created a new musical based on Stanley Kubrick's chilling film.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back may have come out 34 years ago, but that doesn't mean we're done seeing trailers for it. Case in point is this new fan cut, which advertises the film as though it were coming out in theaters today.
Ever since Marvel Studios officially announced Captain Marvel as part of their upcoming Phase Three slate, fans have been wildly speculating about who the company would hire to play their first female superhero. Emily Blunt is a name that has been tossed around a bit, the actress coming off an awesome action-heavy performance in Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow, but would it be a role that she would be interested in?
After the gigantic success of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 at the box office this weekend, it’s going to be tough for any film to be seen as big competition. Still, that’s not stopping two new releases from battling Katniss and friends in its week two, as on Friday we’re getting more horrible bosses and some strange African penguins.
Next month, a 13-year-long cinematic journey will be coming to an end. Following in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit films will soon be concluding with an epic finale, and we have high hopes for a satisfying end that will provide an emotional conclusion for the big screen version of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth. Certainly an auspicious sign that it will succeed is this brand new music video for Billy Boyd's "The Last Goodbye."
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, as expected, took the box office by storm this weekend. With $123 million it was easily the number one movie of the weekend and, in what's been a slow box office year, had the largest opening of the year to date, trumping this summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million debut.
Angelina Jolie has spent decades as a celebrated actress, earning an Academy Award for her performance in Girl, Interrupted and staking a claim for herself as one of the most sought out performers in the industry. In recent years, however, her career has been shifting - and recent quotes indicate that she may soon be ready to leave the acting game for good.
When are we going to get our first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Last week there were rumors that the first ever trailer for the movie would be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but it turns out that the debut footage may actually be hitting a theater near you this weekend.
As the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn is tied into what is unquestionably the most successful "shared universe" currently running in theaters. Marvel Studios' approach has proven so successful, though, that it has seen imitations start popping up all over Hollywood - and it's a methodology that Gunn sees as potentially being wrought with problems and potentially damaging to the movie industry on the whole.
The Jurassic World trailer is coming very soon, and to tease us with whatever dinosaur mayhem might ensue, Universal has offered up a teaser that includes the time and place for the reveal of the full trailer...
Director Francis Lawrence had a major task ahead of him, bringing the first half of a relatively short book to life in a two-hour movie. Following are the 15 biggest changes I noticed in my screening of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –Part 1.
While superhero films tend to get shafted at the Academy Awards, Guardians of the Galaxy was such a success that it would be in the Academy’s best interest to at least consider the film for the following categories. Seriously, Oscar officials, give this masterpiece a chance!
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Hunger Games, Dumb And Dumber To, And Beyond The Lights
Looking to Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Dumb and Dumber To and Beyond The Lights for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted dystopian dramas, moron-centric comedies, and African-American-fronted romantic dramas.
A Janis Joplin biopic has long been touted, and one finally seems to be moving ahead with purpose after it was reported that Amy Adams will star as the legendary singer. There also appears to be a new director for the film too as Jean-Marc Vallee is confirmed to be in talks to helm.
A massive bombshell of an announcement caught us with such a roundhouse that we had to pick it apart and discuss… even though we’re devouring it with the requisite grains of salt. You really don’t want to be spoiled on this, folks, so stop reading now if you’d like to go into The Force Awakens with the purest of hearts.
We're finally seeing where director Francis Lawrence has divided the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen. And frankly, it's perfection.
Between his portrayal of Captain Jean Luc Picard and Professor X, and his fun frolics about New York and online, we've all come to love Patrick Stewart. But the actor takes a turn to the dark side with his latest role, which you can get a peak of below.
Jurassic World's first teaser is coming, and we have the announcement that proves it. Something big is coming, this Thanksgiving.
It’s safe to say that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 was one of the best parts of Guardians of the Galaxy, and if you’re looking for more music that helped shape the colorful sci-fi epic, you’re in luck. A new Awesome Mix has been revealed!
Andy Serkis has teased that the upcoming third addition to the rebooted Planet Of The Apes series won’t be the last. In fact he believes that there is no end in sight for the franchise.
The Annual Hunger Games are on again, and they're off to a great start! After the jump, have a look last night's results, as well as what they could mean for the franchise and the film market of 2014.
Considering how often she’s flaunting her skin in skimpy, sexy on-stage outfits, singer-songwriter and occasional actress Miley Cyrus seems to be the ideal supporter for the topless satire Free the Nipple. But how will she lend her hand to this cause?
Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield are set to pair up for Hacksaw Ridge. Spider-Man has just entered negotiations to star as Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who still went on to claim a Medal of Honor for his efforts during World War II.