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Andrew Lesnie, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cinematographer, Dead at 59

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Lesnie, the cinematographer for “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, died on Monday after suffering a fatal heart attack. He was 59. The filmmaker from Sydney, Australia, won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Peter Jackson‘s “The Fellowship Of The Ring” in 2002. A spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society said “we have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew” and that his family would make an official statement at a later time, according to News.Com.Au. Also Read: 'The Water Diviner' Review: Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut Isn't Just Another Vanity »

- Debbie Emery

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Oscar-winning 'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died

1 hour ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" franchises, has reportedly died of a heart attack. He was 59. Initial reports surfaced late Monday night on Twitter and Ain't It Cool News' Eric Vespe confirmed the reports soon after. Lesnie's family is expected to make an official statement at a later time. Devastating news from home. The master of the light, genius Andrew Lesnie has passed on . — Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 28, 2015 Lesnie received his Academy Award for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" in 2002, a towering achievement that represented a visionary new direction for epic filmmaking, courtesy of director Peter Jackson. He was then inexplicably passed over for nominations for "The Two Towers" and particularly the 11-Oscar sweeper "The Return of the King," each of them no less stunning (and indeed, part of an organic whole). Lesnie was behind the camera on »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Joel Silver finds financing to expand company

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Joel Silver finds financing to boost company

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Silver Pictures finds financier

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Furious 7 Continues to Dominate at Box Office, Avengers: Age of Ultron Released Overseas

21 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Furious 7" held on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the fourth weekend in a row. The film added $18 million to bring its worldwide total to a whopping $1.32 billion, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time. "Furious 7" is still holding on to an impressive 82% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. A new wide release of the weekend was "Age of Adeline," starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. The film landed in third place with $13.4 million. It cost $30 million to make and has a 53% fresh rating. The Russell Crowe-directed "The Water Diviner" ended up in 14th place after being released in 320 locations where it earned $1.25 million. The film has a 60% fresh rating. Meanwhile, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" war released overseas, grossing $201.2 million. It took first place in all territories where it was shown, easily beating "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3." The sequel will be released »

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Ex Machina’ jumps into the top ten while ‘Furious 7′ takes the top spot for the fourth straight weekend

26 April 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For the fourth straight weekend, the newest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, James Wan’s Furious 7, took the top spot at the box office, adding another $18.3 million to its total earnings so far to bring its total domestic earnings to over $320 million, over 1.5 times that of 2015’s second highest domestic earner to date, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. The film was joined in the top three by a repeat performer and a new entry, as the Kevin James-starring Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 remained steady in second place with a total of $15.5 million. Rounding out the top three, however, was the Blake Lively-Ellen Burstyn starring The Age of Adaline, which garnered the third spot with $13.4 million in its opening weekend.

Among the rest of the box office, the horror feature Unfriended saw the biggest revenue decrease, dropping over 60% from its opening weekend gross to land in fifth place with $6.2 million. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Opens to $201 Million Overseas

26 April 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

For the fourth weekend in a row, Furious 7 took first place at the domestic box office. Also, thanks to its record-setting performance in China, Furious 7 is now just the third movie ever to earn over $1 billion overseas.Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted in 44 international markets and earned a stunning $201.2 million. In nearly all of those markets, it opened above The Avengers and Iron Man 3.For more coverage on Avengers and Furious 7, see the Around-the-World Roundup below.In the U.S., Furious 7 eased 37 percent to an estimated $18.3 million. The last movie to hold on to the top spot for four weekends in a row was The Hunger Games, which did so back in March/April of 2012.So far, Furious 7 has earned $320.5 million at the domestic box office. If it can hold decently against Avengers next weekend, it has a strong shot at reaching $350 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'Furious 7' Takes #1 at Box Office One Last Time, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Opens Huge Overseas

26 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters overseas this weekend and apparently bootleg copies are already hitting the Internet, but that won't stop it from becoming a monster release next Friday, putting an end to the box office domination of Furious 7. However, Furious 7 still had more than enough gas in its tank to take the #1 spot at the box office for the fourth weekend in a row, adding $18.2 million, bringing its domestic cume to $320.5 million while its worldwide total now sits at $1.32 billion. That worldwide total is enough to place Furious 7 in fifth all-time worldwide (and only third film ever to cross $1 billion internationally) just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($1.34 billion). However, it has passed the Potter feature in foreign dollars and is now the third highest grossing international release of all-time, behind only Avatar and Titanic. As Forbes' Scott Mendelson puts it, "So yes, »

- Brad Brevet

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Races Past ‘Age of Adaline’

26 April 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get “Furious 7″ to slam on the brakes.

The mega-grossing sequel took the top spot at the weekend box office with $18.3 million, becoming the first film to come in first for four consecutive weekends since “The Hunger Games” in March of 2012. “Furious 7″ is one of only 29 films to pull off the feat. Its winning streak will almost certainly draw to a close next weekend when “Avengers: Age of Ultron” enjoys what most analysts project will be an opening of more than $200 million. Domestically, “Furious 7″ has earned $320.5 million.

Although it could not elbow “Furious 7″ from its perch atop the box office chart, Lively’s fantasy romance “Age of Adaline” scored a respectable $13.4 million from 2,991 locations. The Lionsgate/Lakeshore release had been projected to pull in $12 million and cost $30 million to produce. The two partners split the costs and any profits evenly between themselves. »

- Brent Lang

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Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 7' Cruises to Top Spot

26 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer

New York (AP) - "Furious 7" had enough left in the tank to top "The Age of Adaline" and lead the box office for a fourth straight week.

The Universal action film made an estimated $18.3 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film has had little competition to challenge its juggernaut status throughout April.

The Blake Lively fantasy romance "The Age of Adaline" was the only new wide release of the weekend, and it came in third with $13.4 million. The Sony comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" held up stronger than expected to earn $15.5 million in its second week of release.

Russell Crowe's directorial debut "The Water Diviner" opened in limited release, making $1.3 million in 320 locations.

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- The Associated Press

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Zack Snyder's career in 7 stunning trailers: Dawn of the Dead to Batman v Superman

26 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A prolific commercials director and occasional music video helmer (remember Morrissey's 'Tomorrow'?), 2004's Dawn of the Dead remake launched Zack Snyder onto the blockbuster A-list and since then he's worked on hotly-anticipated geek properties such as Watchmen and Superman.

The film critic community may not be too kind to Snyder, but his films frequently deliver when it comes to box office and that's partly down to how well his work gets sold. All those years making short-form promos served him well, because the trailers for Snyder's films are often mini works of art in and of themselves.

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the horizon, Digital Spy looks back at Snyder's career in seven memorable trailers.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Fans were non-too-pleased about this remake of George A Romero's zombie classic, but with his directorial debut Snyder delivered a sturdy remake that's perhaps his best overall film to date. »

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‘Furious 7′ Cruises to Fourth Straight Victory at Box Office

25 April 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal’s “Furious 7″ is racing toward its fourth straight victory at the U.S. box office with an estimated $16.5 million weekend.

The Vin Diesel-Paul Walker blockbuster, directed by James Wan, recently became the fastest movie to hit $1 billion in ticket sales. On Thursday, it passed the $300 million mark domestically.

In second place, Sony’s “Paul Blart 2″ should earn over $13.5 million after grossing $3.8 million on Friday.

Lionsgate’s “The Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively, took home $5 million Friday for nearly $12 million on its opening weekend. The romance fantasy is playing in 2,991 locations.

Logging in for the second time, Universal’s cyber-thriller “Unfriended” is looking at an estimated $5.8 million from 2,775 theaters. The Jason Blumhouse-produced feature has grossed nearly $25 million on a $1 million budget.

A24’s “Ex Machina” is performing solidly in its U.S. expansion. The Oscar Isaac sci-fier earned over $1.5 million on Friday for roughly $4.5 million this weekend. »

- Variety Staff

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Russell Crowe doesn't want to get divorced from wife Danielle Spencer

25 April 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Russell Crowe doesn't want to get divorced from Danielle Spencer. The Oscar winner admits he still feels ''connected'' to his estranged wife, whom he separated from in 2012 after nine years of marriage, and hopes to convince her to rekindle their relationship in the future. The 51-year-old actor, who has sons Charles, 11, and Tennyson, eight, with the 45-year-old beauty, said: ''To this day everything I do is still connected to that. We haven't done the deal yet. I'm a very persistent person, you never know. ''I didn't get married to get divorced.'' The 'Gladiator' star also feels uncomfortable not wearing a wedding ring. He told Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning': ''I was so proud to wear that ring, Charlie. I don't feel balanced.'' Russell recently admitted he and Danielle are still ''discussing'' the status of their relationship. He said: ''Technically we're married. We are »

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Two Big Dramas -- "The Age of Adaline" and "The Water Diviner"

24 April 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two big dramas for you at the box-office this weekend . we have .The Age of Adaline. starring Blake Lively and .The Water Diviner. from actor/director Russell Crowe. This one won the Australian Academy Awards but is it worth your time and money? And is it better than .The Age of Adaline?. See which one is my pick of the week!

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- Manny

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Russell Crowe directs himself in 5 new featurettes from The Water Diviner

24 April 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Russell Crowe has returned to his native Australia for his directorial debut, The Water Diviner.

The film follows an Australian farmer (Crowe) who travels to Turkey after the First World War in search of his sons who went missing in the Battle of Gallipoli. It’s understandable that the patriotic Crowe settled on the Gallipoli campaign, as the battle is the focal point of Australia and New Zealand’s “Remembrance Day” equivalent, Anzac Day.

For The Water Diviner, Crowe has enlisted the help of breakout Australian actor Jai Courtney, who you may recognize as the Dauntless recruiter (and probable psychopath) Eric in The Divergent Series. Quickly making a name for himself in the “geek” scene, Courtney has been cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys and one of the many villains in Suicide Squad.

The Water Diviner also stars Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), and will play select Cineplex theatres in Toronto, »

- Sasha James

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Russell Crowe’s Acting Can’t Save Russell Crowe’s Directing in The Water Diviner

24 April 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s clear that Russell Crowe has poured his heart and soul into the historical romance The Water Diviner, his first feature as a director. If only the film were better. Or if only Crowe brought the same subtlety to his direction that he brings to his performance as Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer mourning his three sons in the wake of World War I. When the film opens, the young men’s deaths — just three of the nearly half million soldiers from the United Kingdom and its dominions, France, and the Ottoman Empire consumed by the meat grinder of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign — are still a raw wound in Joshua and his wife Eliza’s lives. He still reads from a book of fairy tales to three empty beds, five years after the battle. The bodies, we’re told, were never found — three nameless corpses in a battlefield strewn »

- Bilge Ebiri

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The Water Diviner | Review

24 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Turkey Dressing: Crowe’s Well-Intentioned Debut Ultimately Mundane

In the comparable tradition of Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, actor Russell Crowe makes a big budget, historically relevant directorial debut with The Water Diviner, a World War I Australian drama. As penned by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, both writers accustomed to writing almost exclusively for television, the film’s significance is straightjacketed into a garden variety of manipulative clichés, replete with an unnecessary and oddly provoked romance that ends an otherwise workmanlike tale of woe on a sour note.

Beginning in 1919 Australia, well-digger Joshua Connor (Crowe) lives alone with his wife (Jacqueline McKenzie), using his powers of water divining (basically a concept where a stick or similar apparatus is used to steer a user toward a water source—often called water witching) to continue their idyllic farm. All is not well with the Connor’s, as he comes home to »

- Nicholas Bell

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Russell Crowe, The Water Diviner Interview

24 April 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut and stars in “The Water Diviner,” an epic and inspiring tale of an Australian farmer who travels to Turkey four years after the bloody Battle of Gallipoli in search of his three beloved sons who never returned home from the war. Arriving in Istanbul, he is […]

The post Russell Crowe, The Water Diviner Interview appeared first on MoviesOnline. »

- Sheila Roberts

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Russell Crowe Hopes to Reconcile With Wife Danielle Spencer: "I Didn't Get Married to Get Divorced"—Watch Now!

24 April 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

They have been separated since 2012, but Russell Crowe isn't giving up hope that he and estranged wife Danielle Spencer will get back together. They never legally divorced, so the Gladiator star is praying that it will work out in the end. While appearing on CBS This Morning, Crowe opened up to Charlie Rose about the state of his marriage and how not wearing a wedding ring has left him feeling unsure of himself. "I was so proud to wear that ring, Charlie," he said. "I don't feel balanced." After nine years of marriage and two kids together, it's no wonder the A Beautiful Mind actor still feels "connected" to his wife. Although he isn't sure of what's to come for »

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