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Weekend Box Office Preview: ‘Jason Bourne’ Returns, ‘Bad Moms’ Could Surprise

17 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With sequel “Jason Bourne” leading the way, this weekend’s three new wide studio releases should provide an uptick during this seesaw summer season, which is down from 2015 despite a surge of animated blockbusters, continues to stage a rebound this weekend.

Last weekend saw “Star Trek Beyond” at $59 million pushing Top Ten grosses up significantly from the previous year. Now “Jason Bourne,” which is projected to end up in similar territory, could be joined by two other openers, Stx’s R-rated femme comedy “Bad Moms,” and younger-audience thriller “Nerve” (Lionsgate) combining to gross what last week’s other two openers (“Ice Age: Collision Course” and “Lights Out”) took in (just over $40 million combined). That plus reasonable holdover totals should propel the weekend substantially above the $136 million brought in last year at the same time.

The question is whether “Jason Bourne” will measure up to late July 2015’s “Mission: Impossible—”Rogue Nation, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Playwright David Auburn in Talks for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

27 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony is in talks with Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn to write the screenplay for the movie reboot of “Charlie's Angels.”

Auburn’s play “Proof” won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama and he co-wrote the script for the 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. Auburn also wrote “The Lake House,” starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and directed and wrote “The Girl in the Park” with Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth.

Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the rebooted film in September. Banks will also produce via her Universal-based Brownstone production company with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman.

The show “Charlie's Angels” launched in 1976 on ABC and lasted five seasons with Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith portraying private detectives working for a benefactor named Charlie. Cheryl Ladd replaced Fawcett, with Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts joining the series in later years. »

- Dave McNary

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21 Ways Miss Congeniality Is Still Your Favorite Movie Ever

26 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Sandra Bullock is still one of our role models, so we feel like anytime is a good time to celebrate one of her best movies of all time: Miss Congeniality. The film came out in 2000, and it's still one of the best female-centric comedies of the 21st century. Bullock, who turns 52 this week, is a genius, and she portrays a lead that's both relatable and badass. (Remember S.I.N.G.?) She's the ideal heroine, and it's time we give credit where credit is due. Take a minute to remember why you loved - and should still love - Miss Congeniality. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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All the Times Sandra Bullock Lit Up a Room

26 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sandra Bullock is one of Hollywood's hottest A-list actresses and she's been lighting up the screen for over two decades. Along the way, Sandra's made many friends and worked with some major names, including Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds, and George Clooney - but in addition to her killer acting chops, Sandra is probably best known for her lightning-quick wit, sense of humor, and infectious smile. The beloved star turns 52 on Tuesday, so we're celebrating Sandra's birthday with her smiliest, silliest snaps with fellow stars over the years. Scroll through to see them all now, and just try not to smile yourself! »

- Brittney Stephens

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A Look Back at the Best of the Teen Choice Awards

25 July 2016 8:15 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Teen Choice Awards are taking over Inglewood, CA, on Sunday, and before the big event, we're checking out some memorable moments since the show's creation in 1999. From Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart scooping up awards to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's many snuggles, the Teen Choice Awards are always a good time. Click through to see a few of the award show's best moments, including Rob's encounter with a geeked-out Katy Perry, Sandra Bullock's moment with Matthew McConaughey, and many more! »

- Meghan Rooney

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Sandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality star

25 July 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality starSandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality starAdriana Floridia7/25/2016 4:23:00 Pm

Sandra Bullock is a star like no other.

Dominating the comedy and drama worlds alike, there really isn't anything that Sandra can't do. She's relatable, hilarious, and fierce whenever she needs to be. She's already won an Oscar, for her performance in The Blind Side, and picked up a second nomination when she starred as an astronaut stranded in space in Gravity. We know we can expect more killer roles from Sandra, as she's simply unstoppable.

Sandra has had so many great moments in countless classic films, and on her birthday, we are looking back at some of our favourites! Check them out below!

When she nearly ran over this poor woman in Speed

When she was plagued by The Internet in The Net »

- Adriana Floridia

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Paul Feig and The Female Experience

19 July 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

How the Filmmaker Honors Women by Capturing Our World Authentically.

In case you missed it during your trip to Mars: the new, very funny and in some ways, revolutionary Ghostbusters — co-written by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig — stars four exceptional women in lead roles. After much noisy whining and many buckets of tears shed by insecure manbabies, we finally know that the Paul Feig-directed remake is indeed very good, stands on its own as a fresh take on an existing universe and resides harmoniously alongside the original film that came 32 years before it. But that’s not all. We also know that the new Ghostbusters thankfully isn’t just a simplistic gender-swapped comedy that forces male-centric themes onto its story just for the sake of being gentle on the aforementioned manbaby crusaders and skeptics. It is instead unapologetically true to the female experience in portraying its lead characters (played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig »

- Tomris Laffly

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Talent Manager Joan Sittenfield Dies at 66

18 July 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood talent manager, writer and produce Joan Sittenfield died on Sunday after a  five year battle with cancer. She was 66.

Sittenfield started her career as an actor and a dancer. She later worked as a casting director in the 1980s, casting projects like “Taxi” and “The Jeffersons.” She then spent nine years as Senior Vice President of Talent and Casting for Universal Television, where she oversaw 20 series and 100 pilots.

Some of the series she worked on and help arrange regular cast members for include “Law & Order,” “Northern Exposure,” “Quantum Leap” and “Coach.” She also help give Sandra BullockJulianna Margulies, Catherine Keener, Patricia ClarksonEriq La Salle and Ving Rhames some of their early acting roles.

After Sittenfield left Universal Television, she created J&J Productions with her partner Jeni Munn where they put over 18 movies of the week projects into active development, including Nbs’s “On the Edge of Innocence” and ABC’s “Gold Rush: »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Did ‘Ghostbusters’ Open at the Box Office? Or Disappoint?

18 July 2016 5:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read the reports on the weekend box office and you might wind up scratching your head about the performance of Sony’s female “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Did it “fail” to unseat “The Secret Life of Pets” in first place? Yes. But opening at number one doesn’t necessarily guarantee a hit.

Was it strong enough to jump-start a long-dormant possible franchise? Sony is weaker in franchise depth than other studios and needed this Amy Pascal-produced flick to thrive. According to distribution chief Rory Bruer, the likelihood of a sequel is strong.

Box office success is measured by cost vs. return, expectations vs. reality, and last year’s record numbers vs. a weak summer 2016. Few summer 2016 releases grabbed more advance attention. During this feast-or-famine season, the mid-range initial “Ghostbusters” performance is far from great, but mainly positive. Word of mouth could drive more attendance.

This is a glass half-full/half-empty story. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Weekend Box Office Top 10 Takeaways: ‘Ghostbusters’ Makes Mid-Range Landing

17 July 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few summer 2016 releases have grabbed more advance attention that Sony’s female “Ghostbusters” reboot. During this feast-or-famine summer, its modest initial performance is far from great, but mainly positive.

For one thing, “Ghostbusters” failed to unseat top-grossing animated film “The Secret Life of Pets” as #1. The superlatives for the animated family genre continue unabated.

The weekend brought few new releases, another reason grosses fell short of the same weekend last summer.

But more strong openers are coming, including “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad” is guaranteed to soar). But the ongoing uncertainty continues.

The Top Ten

1. The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) Week 2 – Last weekend #1

$50,560,000 (-51%) in 4,381 theaters (+11); PTA (per theater average): $11,541; Cumulative: $203,148,000

2. Ghostbusters (Sony) New – Cinemascore: B-; Metacritic: 60; Est. budget: $144 million

$46,000,000 in 3,963 theaters; PTA: $11,607; Cumulative: $46,000,000

3. The Legend of Tarzan (Warner Bros.) Week 3 – Last weekend #2

$11,120,000 (-47%) in 3,551 theaters (-40); PTA: $3,132; Cumulative: $103,050,000

4. Finding Dory (Buena Vista) Week 5 – Last weekend #3

$11,040,000 (- »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Ghostbusters Defuses Bomb Concerns with Opening Box Office Numbers

16 July 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony can finally breath easy. For a second or two. It appears that the new Ghostbusters remake will not be a bomb as many expected. The movie's opening day box office has set a new record for both star Melissa McCarthy and Director Paul Feig. But that might not be good enough for what the studio considers one of its tentpole titles. An umbrella they plan to make movies under for infinity. Perhaps that won't happen quite as planned.

Sony and Village Roadshow are now predicting a $46.5 million opening weekend for this new Ghostbusters, which also stars comedy heavyweight Kristen Wiig along with first time feature film headliners Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The movie pulled in $16.9 million on Friday, winning that day at the box office. If the movie does, in fact, pull in what is expected, it will easily beat Feig and McCarthy's current highest opening weekend gross of $39.1 million, »

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‘Ghostbusters’ Writer on Kate McKinnon’s Maybe-Gay Scientist, Handling Haters

15 July 2016 6:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

To bring the iconic ’80s franchise “Ghostbusters” back for a new generation, director Paul Feig called on previous collaborator and very funny lady in her own right — screenwriter Katie Dippold. Dippold (pictured below) wrote “The Heat,” which saw Feig direct one of his “Ghostbusters” leading ladies Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock all the way to the bank for a domestic box office take of $160 million in 2013. It’s no surprise Feig called her again to help update the beloved Bill Murray-Dan Aykroyd movie, which sees McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon tangle with the paranormal on the. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

13 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Harvey Weinstein is behaving in a typical fashion: changing release dates. “The Founder,” starring “Spotlight” and “Birdman” star Michael Keaton as Ray Croc, the man who launched the McDonald’s billion-dollar empire, is now slotted for a December 16 debut.

The expansive movie mogul has always waited to see how his movies turn out before deciding where to slot them, driving exhibitors crazy. Last year in Cannes he promoted period triangle romance “Tulip Fever” with Alicia Vikander on hand, but wound up moving it first to August and then all the way back to 2017. It clearly did not pass muster as an awards flick. (Or the mogul lacks the funds to release it in 2016.)

This year, Weinstein debuted at a special Cannes screening fighter biopic “Hands of Stone” (August 26), starring Robert De Niro as a man who is in the corner of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez).

Read More: Why Weinstein Co. »

- Anne Thompson

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Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

13 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Harvey Weinstein is behaving in a typical fashion: changing release dates. “The Founder,” starring “Spotlight” and “Birdman” star Michael Keaton as Ray Croc, the man who launched the McDonald’s billion-dollar empire, is now slotted for a December 16 debut.

The expansive movie mogul has always waited to see how his movies turn out before deciding where to slot them, driving exhibitors crazy. Last year in Cannes he promoted period triangle romance “Tulip Fever” with Alicia Vikander on hand, but wound up moving it first to August and then all the way back to 2017. It clearly did not pass muster as an awards flick.

This year, Weinstein debuted at a special Cannes screening fighter biopic “Hands of Stone” (August 26), starring Robert De Niro as a man who is in the corner of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez).

Read More: Why Weinstein Co. Wants Antoine Fuqua for First Look TV Deal 

He initially scheduled “The Founder, »

- Anne Thompson

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They Made How Much?! Here's What Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and More Stars Earned in Your Favorite Movies

13 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hollywood: The town of A-list parties, glamour and some pretty big pay checks. Before your favorite stars sign on the dotted line and agree to star in the biggest movies of the year, they agree to a contract that could earn themselves millions of dollars. Did you know Sandra Bullock was reportedly paid close to $20 million when she signed on to star in Gravity alongside George Clooney? After grossing $700 million worldwide and earning 10 Academy Award nominations, we'd say it was worth every dime. There's also Bradley Cooper who helped carry on the Wolfpack in The Hangover Part III. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor earned $15 million to star in the Las Vegas »

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How Legally Blonde Paved The Way for Today’s Female-Led Comedies

13 July 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

15 years before Ghostbusters, there was Elle Woods.

15 years ago, Legally Blonde introduced the world to the physical manifestation of femininity: Elle Woods. She totally embodies the third wave feminist ideals that women can have fun and unashamedly wear pink dresses and nail polish, have great hair, and walk in killer heels and still be taken seriously. Even when Elle suffers humiliation and sadness at the hands of the patriarchy and petty women, she overcomes it in the most feminine way possible: by being her fabulous self and using her vast knowledge of haircare to solve a huge murder trial and jumpstart her law career. Legally Blonde forged the pathway for female lead comedy movies like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Trainwreck, and now even the new Ghostbusters to follow. Legally Blonde told the women in those films that they can proudly be a woman and screw what everyone else expects them to be.

Bridesmaids »

- Erica Bahrenburg

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The Devil Wears Prada and The Underserved Story of The Successful Career Woman

12 July 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Devil Wears Prada: 10 Years LaterHow its portrayal of successful career women aged over time in an industry that seldom tackles the topic.

The Devil Wears Prada, which just turned 10 in June, did something pretty unusual we don’t often see in contemporary mainstream Hollywood films. It portrayed professional females — some, already at the top of their game and some, newly kicking off their careers — as they relate to their jobs and professional ideals. Sure, there were romantic interests and failed marriages as part of its story-line, but The Devil Wears Prada was predominantly about office-based female workforce: sitting in cubicles, running unglamorous errands and leading companies that define an entire industry. Whatever sub-plotting sprung off from Andy Sachs’ (Anne Hathaway) 11-month-long adventures as the assistant to Runway Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) fed the main narrative: a young, fresh-out-of-college woman finding her career sea legs and establishing her professional identity.

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- Tomris Laffly

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Top 5 Space Travel Films

12 July 2016 10:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On July 4, 2016, Nasa’s Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter to begin its exploration of the planet. Although Nasa’s mission to Jupiter is unmanned, we thought it appropriate to honor the accomplishment with a list of five top films about Nasa and space travel. Rather than consider science fiction space films generally, this list focuses mainly on space travel closer to home.

The Martian

Director Ridley Scott and author Andy Weir worked hard to get the science mostly right, in this dramatic thriller about an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars. Matt Damon heads a terrific cast and injects a lot of humor and makes scientist/astronauts look cool. The film has been praised by people who worked at Nasa for getting the teasing patter and resourceful team work among astronaut/scientists right. Perhaps the best, most scientifically accurate movie about space and astronauts yet.

Gravity

Okay, it has some problems with the science, »

- Movie Geeks

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Why The Heat 2 Probably Won't Happen

9 July 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in 2011, director Paul Feig was being praised for delivering the sleeper hit of the summer, with his ensemble comedy Bridesmaids going onto become one of the biggest hits that year. Cut to 2016 and he's one of the most divisive directors currently working in Hollywood for the sole fact that he dare attempt a Ghostbusters remake, with an all-female cast no less. While many fans of that series have decided to hate the man for his sheer audacity in rebooting a beloved franchise, it was two other monster comedy hits that helped get him here. One of those movies being 2013's The Heat. That movie was such a big crowd pleaser, and did such big business at the box office, that many assumed its two leads would be eager to return for a sequel. As it turns out, that probably won't happen. And it's all Sandra Bullock's fault. »

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Bullock Holding Up "The Heat" Sequel

9 July 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Between "Spy" and "Bridesmaids," filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy teamed up on another film that had little pre-release buzz but ultimately scored good notices and made very good money - "The Heat". In fact it made a very impressive $230 million worldwide from a $43 million budget, not shabby at all for an original property.

The 2013 female buddy cop action-comedy starred McCarthy and Sandra Bullock as a mismatched pairing of a foul-mouthed Boston cop and a condescending FBI investigator who try to take down a mobster. Since its success, there's been talk of a sequel with Feig previously saying he'd like to do one.

Nothing much has changed it would seem, with writer/producer Katie Dippold revealing to Cinema Blend that there's just one person holding it up - Bullock. The actress simply doesn't want to do it:

"Heat 2 is not going to happen, unfortunately, unless we can get Sandra Bullock to change her mind. »

- Garth Franklin

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