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The Apes, Trains and Brains of Summer Sci-Fi

1 hour ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s no shortage of love for the way Marvel has crafted its Cinematic Universe, especially from yours truly. They’ve created an entire market for themselves by weaving nine — soon to be ten — movies together into an impressive spandex suit. From Iron Man in 2008 to this year’s unofficial summer kick-off movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, every Marvel movie is the next piece in a much larger puzzle. Like clockwork, we wait in darkened theaters through lengthy credits to get to the end, where a little tease usually awaits for what comes next. Each film is built with the next stage in mind. It’s a phenomenon not limited to Marvel, though. They simply seem to have perfected it. Warner Bros. is about to set off on a voyage to build its DC Comics universe. And Michael Bay this summer rebooted his entire franchise and took Transformers in a new direction. Every »

- Neil Miller

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Fifty Shades of Grey: The most viewed trailer of 2014

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having only been released to the world on July 24th, the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey has now hit well over 36.4 million views on YouTube to become the most viewed trailer of the year so far, surely proving that it’s not only bored housewives who are curious about it.

The trailer dethroned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which had been the previous high with 31 million views back in March. The trailers for Gareth Edwards Godzilla reboot and Michael Bay’s Transformers 4: Age of Extinction share the third spot with 26.3 million views in it’s first week of release. Both meagre numbers in comparison considering how successful both blockbusters were.

Fifty Shades of Grey is based on the “controversial” novel of the same name by E.L. James that took the world by storm a few years ago, about an innocent young woman who falls »

- Gavin Logan

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‘Transformers’ breaks box office records in China: what it means for the international market

13 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay’s fourth film in the franchise, broke a box office record in China this past weekend, surpassing $300 million and becoming the first ever film to do so.

The Hollywood Reporter had the news Sunday, noting that it puts Age of Extinction well on its way to breaking the $1 billion mark globally for the year and not far off from the $1.12 billion earned by Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

At first this news may not sound surprising. Bay made a movie set in China, loaded it with Chinese product placement, cast local Chinese actor Bingbing Li and utilized Chinese resources as part of the shoot, and the effort paid off handsomely.

But the bigger side of the story is that Age of Extinction is one of the first films that was released simultaneously with the American release, effectively minimizing some of China’s more rampant bootlegging of Hollywood movies. »

- Brian Welk

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Box Office Weekend: Lucy at the Box Office with Diamonds

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While critics may be saying relatively the same thing about these films, things are shaping up very differently at the box office for the two big releases this weekend. Lucy, getting slightly worse reviews than its competition Hercules, nevertheless took the first-place spot with $43.9 million – more than enough to be make money against its $40 million budget. Hercules took second with $29.8 million, but the Dwayne Johnson vehicle has a much bigger debt to pay off, still needing to cover over $70 million of its $100 million production costs (and could be doing better overseas).

The rest of the box office is a mixed bag; third place went to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with $16.8 million, which became a domestic success this weekend by crossing its $170 million costs. The Purge: Anarchy dropped off from its debut week, but it still made a splash, earning $10.5 million and ensuring the low-budget terror franchise will »

- Seth Paul

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Video of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con Panel

21 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The media blitz for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been in full effect for a while now. Countless clips and TV spots have already been released, and with the movie coming out in a little over a week, there’s no need to go into too much detail about the footage that was shown during Paramount’s presentation for the film. I will say, though, that while the action is exactly what you’d expect from a Michael Bay-produced film, the humor was surprisingly on point, albeit unabashedly geared towards a younger audience. The footage also further hinted at April O'Neil's shared history with Splinter.

The panel consisted of producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, co-creator Kevin Eastman, director Jonathan Liebesman, and cast members Megan Fox (April O’Neil) and Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick). During the Q&A portion, Eastman deftly sidestepped a question about previous incarnations of the script involving aliens, »

- Eli Reyes

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Weekend Report (cont.): 'Most Wanted Man' Cracks the Top 10, 'Apes' Rules Overseas

27 July 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from "Weekend Report"Playing at 361 theaters, spy thriller A Most Wanted Man cracked the Top 10 with $2.7 million. That's the second-biggest opening ever for distributor Roadside Attractions, and is noticeably higher than last year's Mud ($2.2 million). With strong reviews and built-in curiosity surrounding the final lead role from Philip Seymour Hoffman, this should be a solid performer in the weeks ahead.Richard Linklater's Boyhood expanded to 107 theaters and earned $1.73 million this weekend ($16,121 average). The movie has now earned $4.1 million, which ranks fifth all-time for distributor IFC Films. According to IFC, there will be an aggressive expansion over the next few weeks that will include a national television advertising campaign. It's unclear exactly how high this can go, but a total north of $15 million seems like a likely outcome.Gabriel Iglesias stand-up flick The Fluffy Movie opened to $1.3 million from 432 theaters. In comparison, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Sr Geek Picks: Comic-Con Poolside Cosplay, Tmnt Anatomy Jokes & More

27 July 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Michael Bay giving fans a sneak peek at the Ninja Turtles’ hyper-realistic CGI genitals; steampunk Disney; the Stan Winston school at Comic Con; Woody acting like Woody; and Jimmy Fallon & Jon Hamm’s ’80s TV show. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has The Most Ridiculous TV Show Concepts in Pop Culture.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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- Justin Vactor

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Box Office Milestone: 'Transformers 4' First Film to Cross $300M in China

27 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction has become the first movie ever to cross the $300 million mark in China, underscoring the growing might of what is now the world's second-largest box office. Through Sunday, Paramount puts the movie's official Chinese tally at $301 million and the global haul at $966.4 million, meaning Age of Extinction is only a day away from becoming the first title of 2014 to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales and ultimately match the $1.12 billion earned by the last entry, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Domestic Box Office 'Lucy' Overpowers

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- Pamela McClintock

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New footage in latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV spot

27 July 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two weeks to go until its release, Paramount Pictures has debuted a new TV spot for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which offers up some new footage from the live action reboot. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

“The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sees Jonathan Leibesman (Wrath of the Titans) directing and Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction) producing. Featuring in the cast are Megan Fox (Transformers) as April O’Neil, »

- Gary Collinson

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Mad Max: Fury Road - 4 New Character Posters and Footage Description

26 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. showed off the first footage from George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road today, and it was exciting as hell. I loved what I saw in the footage shown, and it really brought back that same feeling I had when I saw the original film for the first time. I was really blown away by the footage, and it definitely gives Michael Bay a run for his money in terms of action, because this thing looks batshit insane! The studio has since released four new character posters for the extremely cool looking film featuring Tom Hardy as Max, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe.

The footage starts with Max standing next to his car as a two-headed lizard runs toward him that he steps on. Max says in a voiceover, "My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. »

- Joey Paur

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Comic-Con: Sneak Peek at the Teen-Angst Time-Travel Movie Project Almanac

26 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At Comic-Con late Thursday night, Paramount held a surprise sneak peek of its upcoming found-footage time-travel film Project Almanac, from first-time feature director Dean Israelite and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Originally scheduled for release back in February, it was postponed until January of 2015 to give Paramount and MTV Films time work out a marketing strategy. Some of that strategy will no doubt be based on the response of the select Comic-Con audience at this screening, which was generally positive despite the late hour (it started just after 11:00 pm).  Hit the jump for my Project Almanac preview. No doubt this film will be watched closely by fans of the 1983 Matthew Broderick thriller War Games, since Israelite has just signed on to direct the remake. It’s not hard to see the similarities. Both films center on an awkward but brilliant teenager whose talents get him in over his head »

- Cindy White

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Universal’s Scott Bernstein Leaves Studio to Produce ‘Ride Along 2′

25 July 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran production exec Scott Bernstein is leaving Universal to become an independent producer on a trio of studio projects.

Bernstein will be working as a producer on the Universal movies “Mama 2,” “Ride Along 2″ and “Straight Outta Compton.” He joined the studio in 2004 and has been exec VP of production for the studio since late 2009.

Bernstein oversaw production on “Ride Along,” starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, which  became the highest-grossing film ever released in January at $134 million and won the box office for three weeks in a row.

Ride Along 2″ has already been dated for Jan. 15, 2016.

He also oversaw production on Guillermo del Toro’s “Mama,” which grossed more than $147 million worldwide.

Bernstein also worked on Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief,” “The Break-Up,” “Role Models” and “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.” He’s been developing a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica”; attached Jj Abrams and Bad Robot to the »

- Dave McNary

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Comic-Con 2014: Megan Fox Tells Us Why She Could Find Bigfoot. Also: Ninja Turtles

25 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

We're just mere weeks away from seeing Michael Bay's vision of the heroes on the half shell fully realized in their fifth big-screen outing (it opens August 8), but we do know Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has something to do with a villain named Shredder and the four deadly turtles who need to take him down with help from journalist April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wisecracking cameraman (Will Arnett). Here, Megan Fox describes being a Lord of the Rings nut--and why if anyone was to discover Bigfoot out in the woods, she'd be the one. Go on, you know you want to see this. Director Jonathan Liebesman

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San Diego Comic-Con Review: Found Footage Time Travel Movie 'Project Almanac'

25 July 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey's appearance in Hall H wasn't the only surprise aspect of Paramount's lengthy San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday. It was also announced, after a brief clip was shown, that "Project Almanac," the Michael Bay-produced found footage time travel movie, would also be screened for select attendees. We were able to attend the screening and, while it doesn't exactly blaze a new trail, the movie is smart and knowingly acknowledges both its place in the time travel subgenre and its formal limitations as a found footage movie. That self-awareness makes it fun and silly and, yes, kind of stupid, but in ways that are mostly enjoyable and forgivable. David Raskin (Jonny Weston) is a high school senior and a scientific genius. When the movie begins, we're watching the application video that David is submitting to MIT. He awkwardly addresses the camera as he moves around »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch: “Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time”

25 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

We recently spotlighted Tony Zhou’s video essay on Michael Bay’s editing techniques, and now he’s come up with another fascinating editorial analysis. “Satoshi Kon — Editing Space & Time” examines the work of the late anime legend (Paprika, Perfect Blue) purely from an editor’s perspective, finding analogical techniques in Wes Anderson’s work while unpacking the director’s use of graphic matches, imaginative wipes and other transitions that underlined his concerns with the slippage between dreams and reality. It concludes with Kon’s final work, the one-minute short Ohayo (Good Morning). This is well worth a look, both for anime buffs and editors […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Comic-Con 2014: Paramount Panel! Interstellar w/Chris Nolan! Tmnt!

25 July 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Yesterday, Paramount surprised Hall H at San Diego Comic Con 2014 with a new Interstellar trailer and an appearance by Chirstopher Nolan.  We have the full transcript of the highlights, including a monologue from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Aka Hercules. 

I cut the SpongeBob stuff as an editorial decision, folks. Not only did they mostly show a trailer that went over weird, but Nickelodeon pulled one of my favorite cartoons, The Legend of Korra, off television yesterday to switch it over to a Nick.com Digital Series. So Nicktoons ain't getting no love here. Not with a live-action Turtles movie in 2 weeks. 

Transcript by the amazing fingers on the keyboard on the ground: Jeri Jacqui!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Kevin Eastman

Andrew Form

Brad Fuller

Jonathan Liebsman

Megan Fox

Will Arnett

Keith Staskiewicz (moderator): How’s it going Hall H. I’m super excited and we have a lot of stuff. »

- Da7e

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'Ninja Turtles' TV Spot Finds a Hiding Place for Mikey and Raph

25 July 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount doesn't want you to forget that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming out in just a few short weeks, so they have released another new TV spot. And this one has a pretty funny stinger at the end, depending on your tolerance for juvenile humor. Showing off the pure essence of producer Michael Bay and his influence, the scene in question finds Raph and Mikey making great use of a New York City billboard. If you laugh, this movie's probably for you. If you frown at this, then don't bother with a ticket.

The city needs heroes... Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work »

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'Ninja Turtles' TV Spot Makes Great Use of an Underwear Model

25 July 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount doesn't want you to forget that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming out in just a few short weeks, so they have released another new TV spot. And this one has a pretty funny stinger at the end, depending on your tolerance for juvenile humor. Showing off the pure essence of producer Michael Bay and his influence, the scene in question finds Raph and Mikey making great use of a New York City billboard. If you laugh, this movie's probably for you. If you frown at this, then don't bother with a ticket.

The city needs heroes... Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel eyes Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady

25 July 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles filmmakers have revealed three classic characters they want for the sequel.

Director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Brad Fuller said that they want Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady in the follow-up to their upcoming reboot movie.

"We're just finishing the movie but we all wish that we could put everything into the movie," Fuller told Screen Rant at San Diego Comic-Con.

"We all have other characters that we wish we could have had in this movie."

Jones is a human ally of the turtles, while Bebop and Rocksteady are mutant servants of Shredder.

The Michael Bay-produced action film stars Megan Fox as April O'Neil and William Fichtner as Shredder, with the eponymous heroes being brought to life through CGI for the first time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will open in cinemas on August 8 in the Us, and premieres on October 17 in the UK.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Comic-Con 2014 Panel Recap

24 July 2014 8:35 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Paramount has been going all-out on promoting its upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – a reboot of the live-action movie franchise based on the property created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird – and thus, the movie had a notable presence at the studio’s panel for the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego. Eastman was there for the film’s show in Hall H, along with director Jonathan Liebesman and other members of the cast and crew (no producer Michael Bay, though), where new footage was shown.

The Tmnt presentation began with the screening of a featurettte that included interviews with Eastman and Laird, talking about the process of having imagined the Turtles, before it concluded with a montage ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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