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Before there was Ovitz or Ari, there was Sue Mengers.
During the peak of her clout in the 1970s, the brash barrier-breaker helped popularize the idea of the Hollywood super-agent. The media lapped up her comic crudity (after the Manson family murdered actress Sharon Tate, she told a frightened Barbra Streisand, “Don’t worry, honey, they’re not killing stars, only featured players”), her legendary dinner parties attracted Tinseltown’s A-list, and “60 Minutes” came calling to do a lengthy interview that captured Mengers dishing and deal-making.
She was so larger than life that she inspired both fictional knockoffs, such as the fast-talking agent portrayed by Dyan Cannon in “The Last of Sheila” and hit Broadway plays like “I’ll Eat You Last,” which had Bette Midler offering a wicked send-up of the legendary tenpercenter. Yet biographer Brian Kellow, fresh off his acclaimed book “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, »
- Brent Lang
Terminator: Genisys attempted to retcon what we all know and love about the first two Terminator films by having John Connor (Jason Clarke) send soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time, who then discovers that Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is more than prepared to fend for herself, having been raised by a paternal T-800 “Pops” (Arnold Schwarzenegger). The story (d)evolves from there,... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.
In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, The Divergent Series) is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke, Everest) to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”). However, this time unexpected events have altered the past and threaten the future for all mankind. Now Reese must join forces with Sarah and her “Guardian” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save the world and stop the next evolution of Terminators.
- Michelle McCue
The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when Tecom spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever. On the verge of winning the war against Skynet, Connor sends his trusted lieutenant Kyle Reese back through time to save his mother’s life and ensure his own existence. But what he finds on the other side is like nothing he ever expected. After being orphaned at age 9 by a Terminator, Sarah Connor has [ Read More ]
- Rudie Obias
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced plans to bring Terminatior Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke first to Digital HD on October 20, 2015. The Terminatior Genisys Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, On Demand and DVD versions release date falls a little later on November 10.
Terminatior Genisys was released theatrically this past summer as both a continuation and reboot of the original Terminator franchise. Using Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator as the connective tissue, Terminatior Genisys came out the gate flat at the North American box office where it has under performed to the tune of $89.4 million to date.
Overseas is another story where Schwarzenegger's appeal and the Sci-fi storyline have delivered over $320 million in ticket sales thus far. It's too early to know whether those totals will be enough to warrant a sequel, but there's clearly demand for additional films in other markets -- especially China.
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Paramount's reboot of the Terminator franchise brought back the classic characters earlier this Summer, and now they've announced when you'll be able to take Genisys home on blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it.
If you missed out on Terminator Genisys in theaters this Summer, you'll get your chance to check it out (or watch it again) when it hits blu-ray on November 10th (or you can watch it early with the digital release on October 20th). Check out all the details below:
Called “one of the best action movies of the year” (Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee), the thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
WWE 2K16 is rapidly approaching. And now we have new additions to the rosters, plus some screen shots. And most importantly, a look at the entrance for the one and only conquerer. The Beast Incarnate. The one, in 22-1. Brock! Lesnar!
October 27th is approaching quickly which has the professional wrestling and gaming community very excited. What is the significance of this date? It is the release date for WWE 2K16. The 3 installment in the WWE 2K series. A series that has quietly been becoming one of the top fighting games in the genre. WWE 2K16 will feature not only “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, but fans that have preordered the game will also be given the chance to play as Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator! Now 2K Games have released some more details, including new members to the roster.
In what is being called the “largest roster in the game’s »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
The Viacom-owned kiddie outlet rose to notice on the backs of programs like “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Double Dare” and “Hey Dude!” And now, its top programming executive suggested, the network is considering ways to bring a small handful of its oldest programs back to its schedule.
“We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, told Variety.
Under the plan, the network might seek to experiment with retooled versions of classics that could include “Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold!” “You Can’t Do That on Television” or “Victorious.” The shows might not come back as series, but could appear in other formats, like a movie or special. And they likely would not constitute the bulk of the network’s development efforts. »
- Brian Steinberg
Inspired by the life of the famed feminist attorney Allred, the fictional drama revolves around a fearless, outspoken lawyer who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media in order to get justice.
Allred will serve as an exec producer, along with Schoeneman, a former staff writer on the CW’s “90210.” Peter Principato (Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”) and Paul Young (FX’s “Married”) are also EPs. The untitled legal drama is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Known for her high-profile cases, many involving women’s rights, Allred has represented many clients in suits again celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Weiner and the family of Nicole Brown Simpson during the O.J. Simpson murder trial. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
In the nine weekends since its premiere, Terminator Genisys has only managed to bring in $89.4 million in box office revenue through domestic distribution. With a budget of $155 million, and international markets seeming to be excited about the film, it looked like James Cameron was going to find the rights to the franchise gift wrapped on his doorstep in a couple of years. Then, a miracle happened. The film opened in China, and took the fourth biggest opening frame for an American release. Apparently, the good news didn’t stop there, as the film’s fortunes are growing ever brighter in just 8 days of Chinese release. How much brighter? Well, let’s just put it this way: The Hollywood Reporter reported that in a little over a week, Terminator Genisys went on to make $82.8 million. In 8 days, the Arnold Schwarzenegger led picture has almost made the entire domestic »
Stars who made their names beating up bad guys three decades ago may be in their fifties and sixties now, but they're still big box office draws, at least to overseas audiences (where Hollywood makes most of its money anyway) and to older North American viewers (increasingly, a dependable group of moviegoers with disposable income).
So it's no wonder that recent releases are action thrillers starring hardcore heroes who look like your dad. Call them "dadcore" heroes. It's not just '80s stalwarts like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis, either, but also thespians like Liam Neeson and Danny Glover, guys who can actually act.
Either way, their years give them a sense of experience and worldliness that makes up for their lessened speed and agility. Here's a countdown of the top 10 among these senior silver-screen tough guys.
- Gary Susman
There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise Mvp and the summer's best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA director refers to the film's relentless hero as "the living manifestation of destiny." As a government official talking about an unpredictable agent, the line is patently (if knowingly) ridiculous. As Alec Baldwin talking about Tom Cruise, the dialogue sounds right on the money. That phrase could be dropped into the first sentence of his biography and nobody would think twice.
When the superstar first stepped »
It may have stumbled at the North American box office with just $89.5 million, but Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys has pushed its worldwide gross to $409.5 million, topping the international box office for the second weekend in a row thanks to its continued strong performance in China.
This weekend saw Genisys adding a further $23.6 million from 25 markets, with $23.4 million of that coming from China, where it has so far earned $82.8 million since it debuted last Sunday and scored the fourth-biggest ever opening day for a Hollywood movie.
Before its opening in China, Genisys had been perceived as a box office flop, but is now closing in on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ $433.4 million gross, which would place it second behind Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($519.8 million) in terms of the franchise’s biggest earners.
Oh, and it’s also the tenth-biggest movie of 2015. So, how long until we get confirmation on a sequel? »
- Gary Collinson
It's fair to say the ludicrously-titled Terminator Genisys didn't go down particularly well with Us audiences, flopping at the domestic box office to the modest tune of $89.2 million (so far) - and provoking plenty of ire from both critics and fans of the franchise respectively. However, it seems the Alan Taylor helmed movie has been received much better overseas - specifically, in China. Forbes are reporting that the sci-fi sequel opened with an impressive $27.4 million there, ranking as the country's fourth highest opening day ever. It's becoming increasingly clear that China's a key market for blockbusters, and the universal appeal of star Arnold Schwarzenegger is what likely prompted this remarkable performance. Forbes have speculated that by the time it finishes it's theatrical run, Genisys could potentially rake in a very respectable $450-500m worldwide. Those sort of numbers might just be enough to warrant a sequel. Are you happy to »
Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...
Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".
Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.
During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »
From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...
A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.
As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »
Arnold Schwarzenegger ran into Woody Allen, and amazingly Woody survived -- since it was just at dinner ... but what an interesting dinner that would be. The video's a little strange ... we got Arnold and his Gf Heather Milligan walking into Madeo Monday night in West Hollywood, and literally 3 seconds later ... Woody and Soon-Yi cruised in behind them. Woody might have been hitting up Arnold to step in for Bruce Willis ... who just backed out of »
- TMZ Staff
Go Away Mr. Tumor, the tale of a dying cartoonist, held off a strong challenge from Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys to hold on to its position at the top of the Chinese box office last week. According to the research outfit Entgroup, the Chinese box office has already reached $4.41 billion, which is only $160 million shy of last year’s $4.57 billion total, and it is on track to beat last year's total by the end of August. Produced by Wanda Pictures, Go Away Mr. Tumor tells the real-life story of popular Chinese cartoonist Xiang Yao,
- Clifford Coonan
Helped by several personal appearances in China by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film scored $27 million, according to data tracker Ent Group, from 69,000 screenings on Sunday (Aug. 23).
That compares with its $89 million eight-week run in North America and its $352 million global haul to date. (Unconfirmed data point to “Terminator: Genisys” having added a further $10.5 million on Monday, for a two-day cumulative score of $37 million in China.)
That one day effort was enough to win the weekend, but placed it second in the weekly chart behind last week’s winner, the romantic comedy “Go Away, Mr Tumor.” The Daniel Wu-starring film added $36.1 million for a total of $67.9 million after 11 days.
The Fox-backed Chinese-language remake of “Bride Wars »
- Patrick Frater
Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds flies through the air with the greatest of ease as Deadpool in a new photo from the upcoming superhero movie. The R-rated action flick also stars T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein; it will fly into theaters on February 12, 2016. [Coming Soon] XXX: Vin Diesel says that the next installment in the XXX series will begin filming in December in the Philippines. The actor starred in the original film back in 2002 (above). Although he skipped the 2005 sequel, he has been talking about making another entry periodically since then; no details have been confirmed about the new project yet. [Instagram via Collider] Terminator: Genisys: Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action blockbuster may not...
- Peter Martin
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