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Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ Faith-Based ‘War Room’ in Close Race

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is experiencing unexpected competition at the box office with Christian drama “War Room” pulling in a nearly identical sum from Friday showings.

“Compton” pulled in $3.8 million in Friday grosses, on track for $12 million for the weekend. This means the music drama should hit a total haul of $133 million by the end of the weekend.

Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., the Universal-Legendary release is playing across 3,142 screens. It was made on a budget of $29 million.

Nearly on par with “Compton” is faith-based “War Room,” surprising many with its stealthy box office infiltration. The Christian drama pulled in $3.9 million on Friday across 1,135 screens, on pace for a $10 million weekend haul. Released through Sony’s TriStar label, “War Room” follows a couple who solve their marriage troubles with prayer. The pic stars T.C. Stallings, Elizabeth Becka and Noel Baker.

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'The Goonies' 30th Anniversary Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

19 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amblin Entertainment is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of two of its biggest hits of all time. These are movies that went onto have a long shelf life, and are both adored by fans. But it seems that the Back to The Future 30th Anniversary celebration has dwarfed The Goonies. That movie is getting released back into theaters, will have a special edition Blu-ray, and a ton of other collectibles that are hitting store shelves this October. But The Goonies isn't being completely left out in the cold. Amazon has something very cool planned, and its something collectors are definitely going to want to get their hands on.

Amazon has started pressing and producing its own line of vinyl records under the Amazon label. And on October 9th, they are releasing 5 vinyl soundtracks to some of the 80s most beloved movies. Including The Goonies, which is getting a special 30th Anniversary release. »

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

20 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. Now, some have reported that the N.W.A. biopic »

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Going Clear Director Alex Gibney Thinks Journalists Should Ask Tom Cruise the Tough Questions About Scientology

22 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

While Tom Cruise is pretty open when it comes to his lip-syncing skills and impressive stunts, when it comes to his involvement with the Church of Scientology his lips are sealed. During the press tour for Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation Cruise didn’t answer a single question about his involvement with the church, even though the documentary Going Clear, released just a few months earlier, made it evident Cruise was the religion's poster boy, regularly trotted out for big events. Crash director Paul Haggis, who defected from the church and appears in Going Clear, recently blastedreporters for not asking Cruise the tough questions. Vulture caught up with the film’s director, Alex Gibney at the screening of Steve Jobs: The Man The Machine, who agreed:i think it’s an outrage that nobody’s asking questions, particularly because I know that Cruise’s publicists are going out and saying, if »

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The Gender-Flip

27 August 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

In Trainwreck, Tilda Swinton steals every scene she’s in as Dianna, the editor of a crude men’s magazine and boss to Amy Schumer’s semi-autobiographical character. When the film premiered last month, many expressed surprise upon learning that it was actually Swinton — she’s virtually unrecognizable in the role. Seeing it, I was reminded of her equally stellar turn in another train-related movie: as Minister Mason in last summer’s Snowpiercer. I still haven’t forgiven the Academy for failing to recognize Swinton’s work in that film — and, incredibly, she might never have had the opportunity to play the role in the first place. In Snowpiercer‘s source material, the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Minister Mason was a male character; but when Swinton expressed interest in the film, director Bong Joon Ho gender-flipped the role so that she could play it.

The move represents but one marker in a growing trend. »

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Anthony Pellicano's Prison Sentence Vacated by Appeals Court

25 August 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A decade after private eye Anthony Pellicano captured the attention of the public after it was revealed he spied for powerful clients like Michael Ovitz and Kirk Kerkorian as well as celebrities like Tom Cruise and Chris Rock, he could be tasting freedom much sooner than expected. After being convicted in 2008 of an assortment of charges, Pellicano sits in a Texas prison cell at the moment. He was scheduled to serve prison time until 2019 and be released at the age of 75. On Tuesday, however, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated his prison sentence. The federal appeals

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Paul Haggis Blasts Media for Not Grilling Tom Cruise on Scientology: ‘Shame on You’

25 August 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paul Haggis has weighed in on the Church of Scientology on numerous occasions, and now he has blasted the media for not pressing Tom Cruise to do the same during interviews promoting “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” As TheWrap exclusively reported in July, the movie star’s PR people actually prohibited news outlets from asking questions about his personal life and Scientology during his worldwide promotional tour for the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise. “His PR people are very smart. But I don’t know how journalists can continue to call themselves journalists if they aren’t brave enough to ask a question, »

- Greg Gilman

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32 New Fall TV Shows to Look Out For

25 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of things to look out for by medium, we’ll be breaking them out separately. Here’s a look at fall television.Mondays The Civil WarPBS, 9 p.m. (Sept. 7–11) Ken Burns’s groundbreaking documentary celebrates its 25th anniversary with five nights of his trademark grave voice-overs, slow pans over somber photos, and lilting American music. Minority Report Fox, 9 p.m. (Sept. 21) Team up with Meagan Good and Stark Sands to solve yet-to-happen crimes, à la Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film (see page 112), which failed to predict Tom Cruise’s current renaissance. Blindspot NBC, 10 p.m. (Sept. 21) Wouldn’t Memento make a plausible TV show? A Jane Doe covered in nothing but tats emerges from a duffel bag in Times Square, and only her ink will help her discover her identity. »

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10 Skills To Help You Survive The Apocalypse

25 August 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The world always seems to be ending. 

Whether it’s the Mayan calendar, the Rapture or Weapons of Mass Destruction, there’s always someone out there who is convinced that we’re all about to meet our maker and they never seem to tire of telling us all about it.

We call them Crazy People.

But, hey, it’s gotta happen sometime, and it certainly helps to be prepared when it does. You’re going to look pretty silly if zombies start shimmying up your drainpipes and you haven’t got a plan of action.

So, what can you do? Never mind trying to save the world from whatever is ending it, leave that to Tom Cruise and the like. Your main focus needs to be keeping yourself alive and healthy. No mean feat when you suddenly no longer have access to electricity, running water or microwave meals.

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- Stevie Shephard

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Ed Zwick Discusses Jack Reacher 2

24 August 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Out doing the publicity rounds for his chess thriller Pawn Sacrifice, Ed Zwick is inevitably fielding plenty of questions about Jack Reacher 2. Paramount officially announced the Tom Cruise-starring sequel a week or so ago in the wake of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's box office triumph. But, reveals Zwick, the green light for Reacher's second screen adventure was an example of good timing rather than cause and effect: more was already on the way."The [first Jack Reacher] movie performed, but not as well as they hoped," Zwick explains to Collider, "but they found in ancillary markets it performed and people just kept on buying it and streaming it and it sort of went through the roof. It had a bit of a long tail. So they were already in the process of—I’d already begun work on this, writing the draft, long before [Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation] came out."Zwick also confirms »

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Ed Zwick Dubs The Jack Reacher Franchise “Almost An Anthology”

24 August 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While Paramount held off on confirming a Jack Reacher sequel for some years, the follow-up officially received the greenlight earlier in 2015. With new director Ed Zwick at the helm, it’s full steam ahead on Reacher’s second outing and the latest addition to the franchise has offered up a few details on the forthcoming flick. During a press talk with Collider, he reveals why it took so long for that all-important thumbs up from the studio:

“The movie performed, but not as well as they hoped, but they found in ancillary markets it performed and just kept on buying it and streaming it and it sort of went through the roof. It had a bit of a long tail. So they were already in the process of – I’d already begun work on this, writing the draft, long before [Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation] came out.”

Taking over the directorial duties from Christopher McQuarrie, »

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Pulse-Pounding Sicario Clip Has Emily Blunt Breach And Clear A Safe House

24 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Among the many compliments hailed at Edge of Tomorrow, one of the most prominent was in regards to Emily Blunt’s turn in the sci-fi actioner as battle-worn veteran Sergeant Rita Rose Vrataski. It was a role that proved to be just as memorable as that of Tom Cruise’s, and the actress is dipping her toe in the genre once more – albeit for a film that swaps alien invasion for gruelling drug busts – with Denis Villeneuve’s anticipated thriller, Sicario.

Partnering with his regular cinematographer Roger Deakins once more after 2013’s excellent genre piece Prisoners, the director’s latest project is shaping up to be a slick, pulse-pounding drama, and today’s clip only drives that point home. Charting a drugs bust carried out by Benicio Del Toro’s enigmatic consultant, the footage sees Emily Blunt’s rookie FBI agent get thrust in at the deep end upon joining the elite task force, »

- Michael Briers

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How Jack Reacher 2 Will Separate Itself From The Mission: Impossible Movies

24 August 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Cruise currently is riding high. After tepid reactions to such recent outputs as Rock of Ages, Oblivion and Jack Reacher, the action star once again has a bona fide hit with Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation. You might assume that Ed Zwick, the director preparing to shoot Cruise.s Jack Reacher 2, would be looking at Christopher McQuarrie.s action-packed sequel and figuring what elements he can copy. Actually, the opposite is happening.   Zwick is doing press for his upcoming chess drama Pawn Sacrifice, and spoke to Collider about his plans for Jack Reacher 2, which he.ll begin filming later this year. Instead of borrowing from Mission: Impossible -- which made headlines by hanging Tom Cruise off the side of a moving airplane . Zwick explained how the Reacher movies have to be different, saying: It.s going to be very grounded. The emotions are grounded. The action is grounded. »

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Paul Haggis Slams Journalists Over Tom Cruise 'Mission: Impossible' Press Tour

24 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Alex Gibney Criticizes Jon Stewart Over Tom Cruise Interview Three weeks after documentarian Alex Gibney criticized outgoing "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart for failing to ask Tom Cruise any Scientology-related questions during his appearance on the talk show, Oscar winner and "Show Me A Hero" director Paul Haggis has come forward with a similar bone to pick with all journalists. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Haggis denounced the media for ignoring issues related to Scientology during Cruise's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" press tour, especially in the wake of Gibney's "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison System of Belief," which painted Cruise as one of the religion's most important cultural figures. Haggis himself appears in the documentary and reveals shocking details about his personal time as a member of the Church of Scientology. "We forgive anybody anything if they're a movie star, I guess!" he said »

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Paul Haggis Calls Out Journalists for Avoiding Scientology Questions With Tom Cruise: "Shame on You"

24 August 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker and outspoken former Scientologist Paul Haggis called out journalists in a new interview with The Daily Beast on Sunday, Aug. 23, for avoiding Scientology questions with Tom Cruise. Haggis, 62, the award-winning screenwriter behind Million Dollar Baby and Crash, defected from the Church of Scientology in 2009 after 35 years as a member — and has since become one of its biggest opponents. The director behind HBO's new miniseries Show Me a Hero called out Cruise's recent box office triumphs, despite the massive success of [...] »

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Paul Haggis condemns journalists for not asking Tom Cruise about Scientology

23 August 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Crash director Paul Haggis has criticised Tom Cruise and his PR team for not allowing journalists to ask him questions about Scientology.

Haggis, who was a member of the Church of Scientology himself until 2009, argued that journalists have a responsibility to address the 'elephant in the room' when interviewing the Mission: Impossible actor.

"His PR people are very smart," Haggis told The Daily Beast. "But I don't know how journalists can continue to call themselves journalists if they aren't brave enough to ask a question.

"I mean, how big does the elephant in the room have to be before you ask about it?"

Haggis' comments come after it was revealed reporters had to agree to avoid the topic of Scientology when speaking to the actor about his latest film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

"There are things called journalistic integrity, and there are things more important than promoting a movie sometimes, »

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Stays Steady At #2, Terminator Opens Big In China

23 August 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's impressive run continues as it remains a top 2 film for the fourth week in a row. The critically acclaimed Chris McQuarrie-directed action sequel finished #2 to F. Gary Gray's biopic Straight Outta Compton after raking in approximately $11.7 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to over $157 million. Overseas, Tom Cruise and the Imf continued to dominate, pulling in between $25.2 million, possibly more, and raised its overseas total to over $280 million. Its worldwide total gross currently stands at over $438 million with releases in Greece & China still on the way. Also, considering the previous installment, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, collected over $100 million in China back in 2011, the Chinese release should bode well for Cruise & company. Speaking of China, Paramount's other major release this summer, the sci-fi sequel Terminator: Genisys finally debuted there over the weekend and had a huge opening »

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Straight Outta Compton No. 1 Again At Weekend Box Office

23 August 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There’s no stopping Straight Outta Compton at the box office. Moviegoers put Universal Pictures’ film at the number one spot again with an estimated $26.8 million. After two weeks, F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic now stands at $111.5 million worldwide.

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates below from Rentrak.

1. Straight Outta Compton – Universal – $26.8M

2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount – $11.7M

3. Sinister 2Focus Features – $10.6M

4. Hitman: Agent 47 – 20th Century Fox – $8.2M

5. Man From U.N.C.L.E. – Warner Bros. – $7.4M

6. American Ultra – Lionsgate – $5.5M

7. The Gift – Stx Entertainment – $4.3M

8. Ant-Man – Disney – $4.1M

9. Minions – Universal – $3.7M

10. Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox – $3.6M

11. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $3.1M

12. Ricki And The Flash – Sony – $3.M

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Of the weekend’s new releases, the low-budget horror sequel “Sinister 2″ fared best, opening with an estimated $10.6 million for the Blumhouse production — well below the $18 million the 2012 original debuted with. The result was good enough for third place, »

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Straight Outta Compton and Terminator Top Box Offices on Opposite Sides of the World

23 August 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton held onto the top spot at the domestic box office, making $26.7 million in its second week. This is the 13th time Universal Studios has won the weekend box office in 2015. Compton has made $111.4 million in two weeks. Meanwhile, remaining in second place for the second straight week is Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, making $11.7 million for a total of $157.7 million. Tom Cruise has proven that he's deft at holding onto stuff — planes, trains, automobiles, rocks — so it should be no surprise that he's managed to cling to the top two for four straight weeks.The rest of the domestic box office was all-around disappointing. Sinister 2, the sequel to the Ethan Hawke-starring original (which made over $77 million on a $3 million budget), came in below expectations with a mediocre $10.6 million. That's less than any of its single-word, low-budget-horror ilk, »

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Paul Haggis on Journalists Not Asking Tom Cruise About Scientology: "Shame on You"

23 August 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paul Haggis wants Tom Cruise to get tougher questions when he promotes his films.  The Crash director, who was a member of the Church of Scientology before leaving in 2009, told the Daily Beast that Cruise's team doesn't let journalists ask the A-list actor about the hot-button religion during interviews, which Haggis does not appreciate.  { "nid": 812246, "type": "news", "title": "Church of Scientology Slams Nude Tom Cruise "Publicity Stunt"", "path": "", "relative-path": "/news/nude-tom-cruise-scientology-slams-812246" } "His PR people are very smart," Haggis

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