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Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow wasn't exactly a massive box office blockbuster when it hit theaters last summer, but it still fared quite well. The sci-fi action-thriller took in just over $100 million domestically and $369 million worldwide from a whopping $178 million budget. While the profit margin wasn't quite as big as some were expecting, the film was met with critical acclaim, leading some to wonder if a sequel is even possible. While promoting this weekend's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise revealed to MTV that he actually pitched his own idea for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and director Doug Liman, and although he wouldn't divulge any specific plot details, he did add that Emily Blunt will have to be involved.
"I pitched it to [Rogue Nation director and Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [Edge of Tomorrow director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I've got an idea for it. It could be so much fun. »
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
The filmmaker has kept fans in the loop with his vision for the film throughout pre-production, and his latest concept art depicts Sigourney Weaver as badass alien hunter Ellen Ripley once again.
#alien going very well. Love this project
A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:07pm Pdt
Blomkamp also wrote to his Instagram followers: "#alien going very well. Love this project."
It was through the enthusiastic response to concept art that Alien 5 was officially greenlit.
His sequel is said to follow in line with the spirit of Aliens, without ignoring the events in the later sequels.
Blomkamp has »
Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats with 10 of this year's Emmy contenders for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Richard Jenkins ("Olive Kitteridge"), David Oyelowo ("Nightingale"), Bill Paxton ("Texas Rising"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime"), David Suchet ("Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case"), Nathan Lane ("The Nance"), Evan Peters ("American Horror Story Freak Show"), Jason Isaacs ("Dig") and Benito Martinez ("American Crime"). -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Richard Jenkins was inspired by his mother in "Olive Kitteridge": "The more I worked on it, the more I thought of my mom...." »
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Game Changer, the 90-minute Grand Theft Auto docu-drama in the works at BBC, is set to chart the heated court battle between anti-game lawyer Jack Thompson (Bill Paxton) and Sam Houser – brother to Dan Houser – one of the masterminds behind Rockstar’s genre-defining blockbuster.
Primarily centering around the two leads, Polygon has unearthed the first stills from the set in Cape Town, which showcase Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe sporting a beard as the former brother. For the documentary, the 25-year-old actor will take a stand against Bill Paxton’s peeved lawyer, who believes the entire Grand Theft Auto franchise should be disbanded due to its excessive – and, arguably, gratuitous – violence.
But it is a real-life murder that will act as the crux of Game Changer. In 2005, Devin Moore was shot and killed by three police officers, and soon thereafter Thompson attributed part of the blame »
- Michael Briers
Directed by James Cameron
In 1984, James Cameron released his sci-fi thriller The Terminator: the story of a killer cyborg sent from the future, and programmed to kill the mother of a future rebel chief. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the automated hit man roaming around present-day Los Angeles to eliminate Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Her only hope is the guerrilla fighter Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) who has followed the killer machine back through time in order to protect her. Terminator has long staked its claim as a classic for the ages (The Library of Congress even added it to its National Film Registry in 2008) and three decades later, Termiantor is still the best film James Cameron has directed, a resourceful low-budget thriller that recalls the canny exploitation work of George Miller and John Carpenter. While the film made a considerable profit for Orion Pictures, »
Following its one month exclusivity stint on Xbox platforms, Activision has today confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy Dlc is now available to download on PC and PlayStation systems.
Mixing the old with the new, the latest add-on for Sledgehammer’s futuristic shooter will comprise four all-new multiplayer maps and a novel Zombies arena called Carrier – more on that later. Retaining Call of Duty‘s globetrotting scale, Supremacy will see Fps fans duke it out across the likes of London, Moscow’s Red Square and a top-secret Atlas facility. Rounding out the quartet is an overhauled version of the Skyrise map from Modern Warfare 2.
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In terms of Zombies Mode, not only will Supremacy bundle in a hoard of new weaponry, it’ll also star one of cinema’s most endearing mascots in Bruce Campbell – best known for his heroics in The Evil Dead »
- Michael Briers
Terminator Genisys, 2015
Directed by Alan Taylor
John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.
Terminator Genisys was always going to struggle. Not only was it going to be a franchise sequel to what many believe is the cornerstone of both the action and science fiction genres, but it also had a rough ride in the early days of its marketing campaign. The announcement of its misspelled title was met with much amusement and mockery from the Internet and its first trailer received nothing but puzzled faces, cocked slightly to the left while mouthing the word, “what?”. But it’s not because it’s a sequel/reboot/reset to the Terminator franchise that Terminator Genisys fails. »
- Luke Owen
One of the most impressive technical feats in "Terminator: Genisys" is the inclusion of the 1984 original "The Terminator" version of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800. A combination of a body double with CG assistance, the result is a decently convincing recreation of the early scenes set around the Griffith Observatory in James Cameron's first film.
One such moment is where the nude T-800 confronts three punks and demands their clothes. The dialogue, location and camera angles are the same, but one key difference are the punks themselves. Bill Paxton and Brian Thompson starred as two of the three original punks and have since gone on to have notable careers. Some have wondered why Paxton's character at least didn't undergo a similar CG-assisted de-aging process.
In a new interview with Cinema Blend, director Alan Taylor was asked this very question and said the reason was simply the case of taking things »
- Garth Franklin
As seen in the previously released trailers for Terminator: Genisys, there is a sequence early in the movie that is essentially a recreation of one of the most iconic moments in the franchise: the arrival of the first T-800 in James Cameron.s original The Terminator. As accurate as the movie works to be, however, there is one notable difference between the original and the "remake": the presence of Bill Paxton as the credited "Punk Leader." You might think that this is a missed opportunity for a special, digitally de-aged cameo, but apparently that was never really on the table because of what director Alan Taylor says would have been a "slippery slope." I had the opportunity to interview the Terminator Genisys helmer this past weekend during the blockbuster.s Los Angeles press day, and while we ultimately discussed many different elements and aspects of the movie during our chat, »
Not all Hollywood blockbusters are about rampaging dinosaurs, time-traveling cyborgs or spandex-clad heroes.
Some big-budget movies get by just fine focusing on real-life moments of danger and drama. "Apollo 13" is one of those films.
Released 20 years ago today on June 30, 1995, here are 20 things you need to know about how director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks worked to deliver one of the best space movies in the history of always.
1. It may be one of the most iconic lines in movie history, but "Houston, we have a problem" isn't exactly what was said during the mission. Jim Lovell actually said, "Houston, we've had a problem." The edit was made for the film because "we've had" implies that the problem is over.
2. On that note, Jim Lovell wasn't the only astronaut to speak that famous line. Jack Swigert first radioed in with "Okay, Houston -- we've had a problem here. »
- Phil Pirrello
"Once in a blue moon, you get to play somebody you really wish you could be. Sam Houston was a man for all seasons, and a real man's man," reveals Bill Paxton about his character in the new limited series "Texas Rising." During our recent webcam chat (watch below), he discussed playing this dream role of the legendary general who led the Texas volunteers in the 1836 battle for independence against the mighty Mexican army. "Great ethics, great integrity, great sense of humor, a great character." As Paxton explains, "He realizes he's up against a very capable foe in General Santa Anna." And, he adds, "He knows if he has any chance he's got one shot, and he's going to have to pick the battle." -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders The series begins just after the fall of the Alamo and traces the rise of the Texas Rangers. »
It's Father's Day, meaning it's time to celebrate the man who gave you everything. Or maybe he didn't! Maybe he took off before you were even born. Maybe he was always away on business. Or maybe he just didn't love you enough. Hopefully none of those were true for you, but if they were: I am so sorry. Let's be real: Father's Day isn't fun and games for everybody. But even if your dad fell short, look at the bright side: at least he didn't try to kill you (I hope!). To afford some perspective, below I've listed five murderous movie dads who will make you immediately run out and buy a card saying "Thanks for always being there, Dad" or "You're the greatest, Dad" or "Thanks for not trying to cut me up into little pieces with an ax, Dad." That last one you're probably going to have to make yourself, »
- Chris Eggertsen
This story first appeared in the Movies and Limited Series issue of TheWrap Emmy magazine. If it weren’t for a miniseries Bill Paxton starred in for History in 2012, the channel probably wouldn’t have made the miniseries he starred in in 2015. The earlier series, “Hatfields & McCoys,” was such a sensation that it boosted the channel’s interest in original scripted programming, setting History records for ratings and Emmy nominations. (It scored 16.) In doing so, it led directly to this year’s “Texas Rising,” a 10-hour chronicle of the Texas Revolution starring Paxton as Sam Houston. “It literally legitimized the network overnight, »
- Steve Pond
You don’t hear this everyday.Bill Paxton sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series Larry King Now for an in-depth interview that looks back on his career with stories from Apollo 13, Titanic, Big Love and his new miniseries, Texas Rising. Titanic’ actor Paxton tells the story behind the incident that occurred on set of the Oscar-winning film Titanic which left some cast and crew members high on the drug Pcp.He begins the story by having dinner from the catering truck with Director Jim Cameron. “We ladled up the clam chowder not knowing it was laced with Pcp.” […] »
- April Neale
The Exo Zombies story continues in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy Dlc. Titled Carrier, the latest Exo Zombies chapter sees Bruce Campbell join Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, and Jon Bernthal in the living dead action.
Included in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy Dlc, Exo Zombies Carrier is now available for Xbox Live:
"Our heroes are left desperate for answers after Sentinel pilot Captain Lennox executes one of their own. Before they can unravel the truth however, they must band together with their captor to survive the horrors aboard an Atlas research vessel.
Bruce Campbell joins the fight as Captain Lennox in Exo Zombies Carrier, which stars Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, and Jon Bernthal. Get Exo Zombies Carrier with the Supremacy Dlc pack on June 2nd for Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.
- Derek Anderson
Texas’ incentive program is in jeopardy; “Texas Rising”’s ratings fall; and San Antonio hosts the latest installment of ABC's “What Would you Do?” It’s this week's Texas News Roundup. Texas Sees Its Incentive Plan Go SouthState incentive programs have come under intense scrutiny lately, which may be why a whopping $63 million has been cut from the Texas Moving Image Industry Program. Critics also took issue with the fact that the program included equal part incentives for film, TV, and gaming, even though all don't bring the same amount of revenue. The cuts, said film lobbyist Lawrence Collins, mean that “film and television in Texas will disappear.” Texas Rising Sees Ratings FallHistory’s 10-hour miniseries “Texas Rising,” which chronicles the Texas Revolution, debuted to 4.1 million viewers in its first hour, but saw those numbers fall 17 percent by the second hour. Directed by Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields”), “Texas Rising »
The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Get ready for some summer premieres, because they are (almost) all here; and check out the list for the week beginning Monday, June 1st: Monday 6/1 The Whispers Series Premiere, “X Marks the Spot” (ABC, 10 p.m.) — The series, from producer Steven Spielberg and Under the Dome writer Soo Hugh, is based on a Ray Bradbury short story where children hear a mysterious voice that compels them to act violently against their parents as part of a game (and invasion conspiracy). Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia star. Review. UnReal Series Premiere, “Return” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) — Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer star in this drama that takes place behind the scenes of a dating competition show. [caption id="attachment_462083" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via The History Channel[/caption] Texas Rising, »
- Allison Keene
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards are only a few days away, and while the winners of the awards might be something people are looking for, I know that what people are really interested in right now is what’s coming next.
Today, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (that’s me) announced their picks for the Most Exciting New Series, and also revealed the presenters for the show. I can tell you, three of these were my picks, and they are all shows that you want to make sure you catch.
Check all the info on the show, and the series, below.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Critics’ Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Honorees And Presenters American Crime Story, Aquarius, Blindspot, Minority Report, The Muppets, Scream Queens, Supergirl And Unreal Earn Early Critical Praise
- Marc Eastman
“Texas Rising,” the 10-hour History miniseries, couldn’t come close to reaching the high-bar ratings standards set by the networks’ blockbusters like “Hatfields and McCoys” and “The Bible,” but nonetheless opened to a sizable audience on Monday night.
Nielsen estimates that the first two hours of “Texas Rising” averaged 4.1 million viewers overall, making it the calendar year’s second most-watched cable premiere, behind only AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” which bowed behind “The Walking Dead.” It also puts it ahead of other recent limited/event miniseries, including History’s “Houdini” last September (3.7 million), Discovery’s “Klondike” in January 2014 (3.4 million) and USA’s “Dig” in March of this year (1.8 million).
Still, Monday’s tune-in for “Texas Rising” was less than one-third of that for the opening night of History’s record-setting “Hatfields & McCoys” on Memorial Day in 2012 (13.9 million) and “The Bible” in March 2013 (13.1 million). “Texas” also skewed old, with only 1.1 million »
- Rick Kissell
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