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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Gets a Director

18 August 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Despite some issues with storytelling, Antoine Fuqua’s one-man-army film, Olympus Has Fallen, is a solidly entertaining action movie. The movie follows an ex-secret service operative fighting terrorists in the White House (not to be confused with Roland Emmerich’s White House Down about a wannabe secret service agent fighting terrorists in the White House).

While both blockbusters performed well at the box office, Fuqua’s R-rated action film grossed more domestically and cost significantly less to create; thus, Olympus Has Fallen is the one that earned a sequel, titled London Has Fallen. However, Fuqua will not be returning to direct the followup, which was originally intended to begin production May 2014. Millennium Films has instead tapped a ...

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- Molly Freeman

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Ranking 2014's summer blockbusters from worst to best

16 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The summer blockbuster season isn't what it used to be. We no longer have to wait until July for Hollywood's epic spectacles, with studios now lining up their tentpole releases as early as March - this year we saw the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theatres before the calendar had ticked over to May.

With The Expendables 3 out in cinemas now and pretty much bringing the curtain down on the summer's biggest releases, Digital Spy has flicked back through the calendar to rank this summer's box office big guns from worst to best.

13. The Expendables 3

Despite an ever-expanding cast list that hoovered up Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone's third Expendables outing landed with more of a whimper than a bang. Franchise favourites like Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren were criminally underused, leaving us »

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Into the Storm and the changing face of the disaster movie

15 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The disaster movie hits the next level a week from now with the release of Into the Storm, a drama that sees a tornado rip through a small American town on the day of high school graduation. Directed by James Cameron protégé Steven Quale, the film introduces the found footage aesthetic to a story of a father (Richard Armitage) desperately trying to save his son (Max Deacon). There are multiple perspectives juggled, too, notably a pair of redneck daredevils getting close to the action in a bid to make a viral video and a professional storm-chasing outfit led by Matt Walsh's documentary maker. Think of it as Twister turned up to 11.

"The journey all these characters go through, I was hoping to do that in a more intimate way to show a disaster as opposed to the wide, epic, sweeping shots that a cinematic movie would traditionally do," Quale tells Digital Spy. »

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Fox Buys The Foundation

14 August 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

They're not quite at a level to threaten Marvel or DC at the cinema yet, but comics publisher Boom! Studios are quietly building a significant slate of movies through their recent partnership with Fox. The latest of their properties to go on the roster is The Foundation, created by Kody Chamberlain and first published in 2008. Evan Daugherty (Ninja Turtles, Snow White & The Huntsman, Divergent) is at work on the screenplay.Not to be confused with the Isaac Asimov sci-fi classic that Roland Emmerich was wrestling with for a while, The Foundation plays with the idea that, back in the 1500s, Nostradamus put together the titular society to help prevent his dread prophecies from actually coming true. Still functioning today, the modern incarnation uses Nostradamus' published and secret, unpublished work to stave off catastrophes and threats to worldwide security.Boom!'s deal with Fox already has already seen projects based on »

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New Power Rangers Movie Is Officially Happening, Release Date Announced

13 August 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The month of July 2016 is practically bursting at the seams with huge blockbusters. Titles like the animated Angry Birds and Steven Spielberg's The Bfg and Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 are all scheduled to come out at the start of the month; the middle is populated by a new Marvel Studios project and the next Bourne adventure; and ready to close it out are movies like Guy Ritchie's King Arthur and Matt Reeves' sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. You'd think that this month couldn't possibly contain any more big features or franchise properties... but you'd be wrong. Lionsgate has officially announced that their in-development Power Rangers movie has now been placed on the release calendar and will be making its way into theaters on July 22, 2016. Even with so many titles mentioned above, the only one that the title conflicts with is King Arthur, »

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Watch: Gay Rights Stand Tall in Trailer for Spirited Cannes Winner 'Pride'

8 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Cannes Directors' Fortnight closer "Pride," directed by Tony-winning stager Matthew Warchus, has its first trailer from CBS Films. This true tale of gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine and will hit theaters September 19. And what better time? Gay rights are getting their due on screens big and small, from HBO's doc "The Case Against 8" to Roland Emmerich's upcoming period drama "Stonewall." It's inspiring to see the same filmmaking efforts going on across the pond. Critics are unanimously praising "Pride," which is destined to find an audience in the Us. (It won the Queer Palm at Cannes this year.) Trailer below, and here's the synopsis: It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Caleb Deschanel to Receive Camerimage 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

4 August 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel will be honored at the annual Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with the fest’s lifetime achievement award, which recognizes “exceptional filmmakers… who changed the way movies are made with their creativity, visual skills and passion for their craft.”

The event, now in its 22nd year, will be held on November 15 – 22.

Deschanel has been nominated for five Academy Awards over a career during which he helped shape the look of such films as Philip Kaufman’s “The Right Stuff,: Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” Carroll Ballard’s “Fly Away Home,” Roland Emmerich’s “The Patriot,” Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

In 2010, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers.

In a statement, Camerimage praised Deschanel for his pioneering work with the Steadicam, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Sitges 2014 Expands with Zombeavers, The Babadook, Home, Goal of the Dead, Doc of the Dead, and More!

4 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Sitges Film Festival is typically a feast for horror fans, and this year's event looks to be no different as a big batch of new genre movies has been added to the lineup that's sure to make you drool.

From the Press Release:

The 47th Sitges Film Festival, to be held from 3 to 12 October, will be loaded with films that are all eagerly awaited by fantastic and, especially, horror genre film lovers. Festival Director Àngel Sala has announced the names of a good handful of new films that will be included in Sitges 2014.

These new Festival incorporations have been added to the lineup of an edition that will be opening with Jaume Balagueró’s [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, presenting its Grand Honorary Award to Roland Emmerich, and including presentations of the latest productions from important directors like Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg, Kim-ki Duk, and Takashi Miike. See more details on those »

- Debi Moore

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Snow White Prequel (Stupidly) Drops Snow White, Gets New Title and Release Date

31 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Snow White Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date - But (Stupidly) Lacks Snow White and Stewart

31 July 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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‘Maleficent’ Holds Strongly at Japan Box Office

29 July 2014 8:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – In its fourth week on release “Maleficent” became the first foreign live-action pic to pass the JPY4 billion ($39.5 million) milestone at the Japanese box office.

Following the July 26-27 weekend, the film’s cume amounted to JPY4.03 billion, good enough for second place after Toho’s release of “Godzilla.” 

Opening on 649 screens on July 5, “Maleficent” far exceeded initial box office expectations and will almost certainly become the first foreign live-action movie to surpass $50 million since “Les Miserables” in 2012. It is expected to finish near the $60 million mark. 

Meanwhile, “Godzilla” earned $6.7 million on 460,000 admissions for the three days following its July 25 release on 427 screens. The picture is looking to beat the $54 million Japanese B.O. of the widely derided 1998 Roland Emmerich take on the iconic Japanese monster franchise.  

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- Mark Schilling

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Nicholas Bell’s Top 10 Best of 2014 So Far…

22 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Without a doubt, Anderson’s darkest film to date, this also has to be the richest and most complex of his films. A starry supporting cast whirls around the delectable Ralph Fiennes, treading throughout the director’s glorious off beat style. By now, many perhaps take Anderson’s visual mastery for granted, or even dismiss him, yet his work has only become more thrillingly accomplished.

#9. Locke

A film completely set in a moving car with only the visage of Tom Hardy to interact with disembodied voices (one of which is Olivia Colman)? Abandon all fear of tediousness as you experience one of the most inventive and engaging experiments you’ll see this year. Hardy, if you’ve seen Bronson, obviously has no hard time sharing the screen with himself, and while it’s a more subdued performance here, this one’s not to miss.

#8. Burning Bush »

- Nicholas Bell

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Summer box-office analysis: Hollywood is losing America, taking over the world

21 July 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For this summer’s box office, the hits keep on coming—and not the good kind, the ones with $100 million opening weekends. No, the summer of 2014 has been one body-blow after another at the U.S. box office, as the collective slate of big Hollywood films has failed to keep up with last summer’s record pace. The most recent weekend, which witnessed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes repeat as the top movie, was trailing the same weekend last year by almost 25 percent. July is down more than 30 percent year-to-year, and the summer as a whole is down almost 19 percent from last year. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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"Godzilla" Roars, Sort Of

17 July 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Let’s face it; the new Godzilla movie was abysmal. Far beyond a flat script, the direction was the main culprit. Even Bryan Cranston obviously had no guidance and ended up a stuttering, underdeveloped Walter White mess. The action scenes, so well advertised in the trailer, were nothing to write home about. Then again, the last incarnation of Godzilla wasn’t much to write home about either. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Hank Azaria, with Roland Emmerich directing on the heels of the wildly successful Independence Day, 1998’s Godzilla was a dud. Fan boys are still waiting for a worthy realization of the King of the Monsters, and Fox’s animated series, released in ’98 as a continuation of the film, doesn’t do much to help.

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- Kyle North

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In Defence Of... Michael Bay, Hollywood's action movie king

10 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chances are, if you hear the name Michael Bay, you will probably think of a combination of words including 'crap', 'explosions', 'lame' or 'silly hair'.

The big budget filmmaker has risen in the ranks over the past couple of decades to become one of the highest grossing director of all time (sitting alongside Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and company). Clearly, his films are hugely popular. So why all the hate?

Despite the continued box office success, Bay's films are more often than not critically panned, and it's not often that you'll hear people owning up to be a fan, but are his films as bad as everyone makes out?

Several critics, including Film Comment editor Scott Foundas, have labelled Bay as an auteur of his chosen art form. When you watch a Bay movie, you know you're watching a Bay movie. He has his own clear visual style, and that's »

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When Aliens Invade: 8 Great Invasion Movies

9 July 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The alien invasion scenario is a common one in cinema – and for good reason. If movies are a mirror, reflecting social anxieties and regrets, then the alien invasion trope is one of the most adaptable allegories imaginable. For decades, filmmakers have used it to discuss military policies, fear of technology and concern over environmental abuses. Our scientific progress as a species, in conflict with the moral progress of our conscience, and our natural fear of change, are all to be found in the alien invasion movie. There are three main types of cinematic alien invasion – each serving a different purpose – although variations and combinations do occasionally appear. These are Occupation, Infiltration and Raid.

The Occupation alien invasion movie addresses two main concerns about the human condition. First, are the films featuring aliens that want our planet, and are entirely disinterested in us. We are inconsequential, and serve no purpose. We »

- Sarah Myles

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Sony Bringing More Toho Godzilla Collection Titles to Blu-ray Along with the Mothra Trilogy

8 July 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When Sony released a slew of Heisei and Millennium series Godzilla movies as double feature Blu-rays this May, there were several noticeably absent titles. Those three films and a trio of modern Mothra flicks are finally due on Blu.

SciFi Japan reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing two more entries in its Toho Godzilla Collection this September and, as an added bonus (for the dozen or so people that enjoy them, kaiju completists, or mere gluttons for punishment), all three installments of the late 90s Rebirth of Mothra trilogy.

The one and only true King of the Monsters roared not only back to life following Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Hollywood reboot debacle but also back to multiplexes in the Us in Toho’s loopy relaunch Godzilla 2000. The Big G battles both the Japanese military, a UFO that looks suspiciously like a metallic bed pan, and a rubbersuit »

- Foywonder

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Independence Day: 10 Easter Eggs You Didn’t Notice

4 July 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Everybody likes Independence Day, because Independence Day is a movie about Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum teaming up to save the world from alien destruction. Yes, what is essentially Roland Emmerich’s best and most ludicrously entertaining filmmaking venture has a sort of eternal appeal, despite being very dumb, very ’90s, and very, very ridiculous – it’s just too hard to hate on a premise as deliciously enticing as the one inherent to this flick, after all.

Given that today is actually Independence Day, then, what better way to celebrate such an important and integral Us holiday than to take a look back at what really matters: Will Smith having a fist fight with an alien and then smoking a cigar to celebrate his victory. Here we’ve assembled 10 amazing easter eggs/slices of trivia/cool references from the wonder that is Independence Day – eggs that you might not have noticed on your eight, »

- Sam Hill

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