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Fast & Furious 7 overtakes Frozen to become fifth biggest film of all time

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite losing top spot in many international markets this weekend to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 has reached another box office milestone, having overtaken Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and Frozen ($1.274 billion) to become the fifth biggest film of all time.

See Also: Furious 7: Turn Off Your Brain

With $1.321 billion since its release, Furious 7 is now just $20 million shy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in fourth place, and looks like it’s going to push The Avengers ($1.518 billion) hard for third. It is now China’s highest-earner of all time with $323 million, and has pulled in a whopping $1.001 billion from international markets in total, not to mention a $320 million domestic haul.

See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, here, here and here.

Fast & Furious 7 stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, »

- Gary Collinson

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Blu-ray Review: Escape From New York

24 April 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After revisiting John Carpenter's Escape From New York, I am pleased to say that this thrilling dystopian masterpiece still holds up great and maintains its tough cynical bite at authority, appropriately reflecting the mistrust society still has with political authority today. What truly makes Snake Plissken remain an iconic character is not just his nihilistic manner and rebellious attitude, it's mostly the mystery that surrounds him. With Hollywood's urgent need today to over-explain every character and world in popular entertainment properties till every sense of awe and wonder that made these movies great die with one last desperate gasp, it's refreshing to revisit a time that respected the power of mystery and mythology.

Snake is a lone gunslinger with combat skills, an Eastwood growl, and an eyepatch who's seen some crazy shit and is thrown into a dangerous situation with his life on the line—that's all this movie needs to explain, »

- Sean McClannahan

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Fast & Furious 8 officially announced by Vin Diesel and Universal Pictures

23 April 2015 11:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Fast & Furious 7 having just passed $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office, it should come as no shock to anyone that the eighth film in the franchise has been officially announced.

At CinemaCon, which is in full swing across the Pond, actor Vin Diesel confirmed the news, with Fast & Furious 8 set for release on April 14th, 2017.

Furious 7 is the first film in the franchise to pass the magic $1 billion number (a feat it achieved in a record-breaking 17-days) and is Universal Pictures’ first film to ever cross that landmark. So far, Furious 7 has grossed over $300 million in the Us, with a further $858 million intenationally.

James Wan directs Furious 7, which features Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black and Jason Statham.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Fast & Furious 8 confirmed for April 2017

23 April 2015 10:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's definite: the next Fast & Furious film will be in 2017, Vin Diesel has revealed...

And they keep on coming. Even though this summer's Fast & Furious 7 suggested a place to take a breather for the series, Universal - buoyed by a box office take of $1.1bn and growing - is quickly getting Fast & Furious 8 onto the grid.

Vin Diesel took to the stage at CinemaCon in the Us yesterday, and confirmed that the new movie would be in cinemas on April 14th 2017. We're assuming from that that Diesel will be returning, and he's already hinted at a bigger role for Kurt Russell at least in the next movie. It's also rumoured to have a New York setting, at least in part.

Fast & Furious 7 is currently the seventh biggest grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office, and by distance Universal's top grossing movie.

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- simonbrew

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Vin Diesel will ride again in Furious 8: Universal sets the movie's release date

23 April 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vin Diesel will be back for another thrill ride when Furious 8 races into cinemas in 2017.

Universal Pictures is setting its sights on an April 14, 2017 release date for the sequel to this year's highest-grossing movie Furious 7.

Furious 7 travelled across the globe from the Middle East to Los Angeles, but the next instalment of the blockbuster franchise will take place in New York City.

"I always think of these films [as] multiple pictures at a time," Diesel said earlier in April.

"Kurt Russell came in for this movie [as black ops leader Mr Nobody]… but we really hired him for a story that follows this, that takes place in New York."

While there is no confirmation yet whether Dwayne Johnson or Michelle Rodriguez will be back for Furious 8 due to cast options expiring, it is known that the late Paul Walker's brother Cody will join the franchise.

Furious 7 has already made more than $1.1 billion worldwide »

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'Fast & Furious 8' has a date

23 April 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You have about two years to get your oil changed in time for the next installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise. During a Universal panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, actor Vin Diesel was on hand to fans that "Fast & Furious 8" will be released on April 14, 2017. That will be almost exactly two years after "7" hit theaters to much fanfare: the box office-topping film arrived this month on the 3rd. "I swear to you and my brother upstairs, we are going to make the best movie you have ever seen," Diesel said, making reference to his late franchise co-star Paul Walker. This latest iteration starred Diesel, Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. »

- Katie Hasty

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Casting: Gleeson, Armisen, Moura, Brown, Name

22 April 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mena

Domhnall Gleeson is reportedly in talks to join Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in Doug Liman's "Mena" at Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Cross Creek. Gary Spinelli penned the script and Brian Grazer, Brian Oliver, Doug Davidson and Tyler Thompson will produce.

The story follows a Twa pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S., one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and the Iran Contra scandal. [Source: Variety]

Zoolander 2

Fred Armisen is set to join the cast of the "Zoolander" sequel, the actor announcing the news on his social media accounts which the film's director Ben Stiller later confirmed in a video announcement. No word as yet regarding Armisen's role in the comedy. [Source: THR]

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- Garth Franklin

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Blu-ray Review – Escape from New York (1981)

22 April 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Escape from New York, 1981.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau and Tom Atkins.

Synopsis:

In 1997, when the Us President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Conversations about major big budget genre filmmakers of the 70s and 80s tend to center around Lucas and Spielberg, with Kubrick usually thrown into the mix, but John Carpenter deserves a spot in those talks too, even if he typically worked with a much smaller budget than those guys. Look at Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, and this review’s subject, Escape from New York: That’s quite a run of films that are well remembered by many fans today, even if they didn’t all set the box office ablaze. »

- Gary Collinson

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John Malkovich Boards Deepwater Horizon

21 April 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Peter Berg's disaster drama Deepwater Horizon already has Mark Wahlberg at the top of the cast, backed up by Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien and Gina Rodriguez. But still they arrive, and the latest actor to sign up for a trip to the belaugered rig is John Malkovich.The film charts the events on the Bp oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind-the-scenes tale will highlight stories of real-life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script’s source material, a New York Times article entitled 'Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour'. The paper’s piece chronicled how 11 people were killed and 16 injured when the rig blew, and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico.The screenplay is by Matthew Michael Carnahan (Joe's brother), who also wrote Berg's 2007 Saudi actioner The Kingdom. »

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Bluray Review: Escape From New York

21 April 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream Factory has most certainly done a fine job of bringing a lot of John Carpenter’s filmography to genre fans everywhere. With great collector’s edition Blurays of everything from Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness, They Live and Assault On Precinct 13, to the complete Halloween collection and even Carpenter’s Body Bags anthology. It’s been great to see some of my favorite films not only being re-released with amazing new transfers and sound, and to see films like The Fog and various other Carpenter films find new audiences and appreciation due to the resurgence that the gang at Sf have helped kickstart.

Adding to the growing Carpenter lineup at Sf, is today’s brand new release of the master of horror’s 1981 action classic, Escape From New York. With a brand new 2K scan of the inter-positive and an almost endless supply of supplemental material, this release »

- Jerry Smith

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April 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Escape From New York, Ghoulies, Everly

20 April 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

April 21st is another big day for genre fans looking to add to their home entertainment collections, as we’ve got a bounty of titles heading our way this Tuesday. The good folks over at Scream Factory are keeping busy with the release of several great Blu-rays, including their Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York and their Ghoulies double feature. Joe Lynch’s Everly and the film fest sensation A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night are also making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week, and we’ve got a Ton of indie titles arriving Tuesday to look forward to, including the latest from the great Jeffrey Combs, Motivational Growth.

Escape from New York (Collector’s Edition) (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat »

- Heather Wixson

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Fast & Furious 7 becomes seventh biggest movie of all time

20 April 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Friday, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furous 7 became the fastest movie to gross $1 billion at the global box office, reaching the milestone in just 17 days, and now the latest instalment in the action franchise has climbed to seventh in the list of the highest-grossing releases of all-time.

Having pushed its total to $1.153 billion over the weekend, Furious 7 has overtaken last year’s top earner Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.091 billion) is fast approaching 2013’s Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and Frozen ($1.274 billion).

At this point, it looks likely that the James Wan-directed sequel will surpass Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.342 billion) and perhaps even The Avengers ($1.519 billion), although its international takings will take a big hit this week as Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron begins rolling out around the globe.

See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, here, here and here.

Fast & Furious 7 stars Paul Walker, »

- Gary Collinson

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Interview: Contracted Director Eric England talks Roadside, Get The Girl

19 April 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Eric England definitely knows the meaning of patience. After shooting his feature debut, Madison County, he instantly jumped into Roadside, a thriller about a young couple whose car is stuck in the snowy roads, while a sniper takes his aim at them. It’s a psychological wild ride, and while it would have made sense to release it after Madison County, England moved onto the film that really put him on the map with the much loved Contracted. Now after recently wrapping yet another film, the dark comedy, kidnapping gone horribly wrong film Get The Girl, England’s Roadside is finally available on DVD, courtesy of Image Entertainment. Eric was nice enough to hop on the phone and chat with Icons about the journey of getting Roadside released and what’s coming next. Read on!

It’s definitely been a journey from when you shot Roadside to it finally being released. »

- Jerry Smith

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Fast & Furious 7 becomes fastest movie to hit $1 billion at the global box office

17 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures is celebrating this weekend with the news that the James Wan-directed action sequel Fast & Furious 7 has become the first film of 2015 to reach the $1 billion milestone at the global box office. It also has the distinction of being the fastest movie to reach that figure, doing so in just 17 days – 2 days less than Avatar, The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

“We’re incredibly proud to watch Fast & Furious take its place as the only original live-action franchise to reach these kinds of results at the box office,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s head of domestic distribution. “Our cast, filmmakers and all of our Universal and Fast family deserve credit for working so hard to make Furious 7 a huge success and we look forward to continuing to watch the film grow over the next few weeks.”

See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Hateful Eight Teaser Trailer Is Here: There Will Be Blood in Quentin Tarantino's Latest All-Star Epic

16 April 2015 6:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight lives! Those of of us who didn't seek out a leaked copy or have the cash to watch a live all-star reading of Tarantino's screenplay were psyched when the Oscar winner decided to go ahead and make the movie anyway, despite his ire when the script showed up online. Ultimately, instead of punishing his fans by not going forward with his planned follow-up to Django Unchained, Tarantino went and gathered the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum (alas, in a small role, so not one of the Eight), Bruce Dern, Walter Goggins, Demian Bechir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth to see his vision through. Just as Django was a vaguely »

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Watch The Hateful Eight teaser: Quentin Tarantino previews Western

16 April 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Western The Hateful Eight has been unveiled.

The 97-second clip includes no actual footage from the film, but does outline the basic storyline of eight strangers coming together in a blizzard.

Tarantino's dangerous group is comprised of Tarantino's The Bounty Hunter (Samuel L Jackson), The Hangman (Kurt Russell), The Prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), The Sheriff (Walton Goggins), The Mexican (Demián Bichir), The Little Man (Tim Roth), The Cow Puncher (Michael Madsen) and The Confederate (Bruce Dern).

The film will also include Zoë Bell, Channing Tatum and James Parks.

Viggo Mortensen was originally linked to The Hateful Eight as well, but scheduling conflicts made his involvement impossible.

Tarantino revived and re-worked The Hateful Eight last year even after a draft of the screenplay was leaked online.

The Hateful Eight is expected to be released in the Us on November 13 this year. A UK release is yet to be set. »

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Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Teaser

16 April 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

The Weinstein Company have dropped the first teaser for Quentin Tarantino's next film, The Hateful Eight. It's another western outing, no doubt influence by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent's Cut Throats Nine and films of that ilk.

Strange to release the first bit of marketing on the same day the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped, but, who knows, they may not have known, or understand the space franchise is too big to worry about.

Synopsis:

Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman [Continued ...] »

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Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight teaser finally released online

16 April 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Quentin Tarantino’s teaser trailer for The Hateful Eight has finally been officially released online after previously only being available to cinema goers who went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  For some it’s old news, but for those who weren’t lucky enough to have seen it, the trailer is available in all its blood-soaked, Iggy Pop glory below.

Gory spatters, edgy graphics and an awesome soundtrack by Iggy and the Stooges make sure this exciting trailer is steeped in Tarantino’s trademark style.

The film is set to star Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern alongside Channing Tatum. The Hateful Eight is set for release late this year. For a little more information, here’s the official synopsis….

The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, »

- Alfie Nobes

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Forget 'Star Wars,' here's the first teaser for Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

16 April 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Oh, who even cares about "Star Wars"? The teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest revenge fantasy is here! The film hadn't started shooting yet when this was cut, so we'll have to settle for a bunch of blood-spattered animations, a quick plot summary and some basic character rundowns. (The song, by the way, is Iggy and the Stooges' "Gimme Danger.") For the record, here's the actor who plays each member of the titular eight: Major Marquis Warren ("The Bounty Hunter"): Samuel L. Jackson John Ruth ("The Hangman"): Kurt Russell Daisy Domergue ("The Prisoner"): Jennifer Jason Leigh Chris Mannix ("The Sheriff"): Walton Goggins Bob ("The Mexican"): Demian Bichir Oswaldo Mobray ("The Little Man"): Tim Roth Joe Gage ("The Cow Puncher"): MIchael Madsen General Sandy Smithers ("The Confederate"): Bruce Dern »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino)

16 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Quentin Tarantino’s "The Hateful Eight" features an ensemble cast led by Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, who's joined by Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Demian Bichir as Bob, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, and Bruce Dern General Sanford Smithers.  Channing TatumJames ParksZoe BellBelinda Owino, Lee Horsley and Craig Stark also feature in the cast.  The story set up reads as follows: Set years after the end of the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. In it are bounty hunter John Ruth »

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