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A gust of wind swept underneath the wings of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the box office on Friday, easily enough to notch the biggest opening day at the domestic box office in 2014. In comparison to the previous Hunger Games films and third entries in other mega-franchises, Mockingjay's first installment failed to reach cruising altitude and will go down as the lowest opening film in the franchise to-date.
Following a $17 million Thursday night debut, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 raked in an estimate $55 million on Friday to take over the top opening of the year from Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction with $41.9 million. That mark is overshadowed by the original The Hunger Games opening to $67.3 million, while its sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, exploded to a $71 million opening day.
Numerous factors contributed to the tepid Mockingjay opening including snowy conditions across a large swath of the country, »
A gust of wind got underneath the wings of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 at the box office on Friday, easily enough to notch the biggest opening day at the box office in 2014. In comparison to the previous Hunger Games films and third entries in other mega-franchises, Mockingjay's first installment was unable to reach cruising altitude.
Following a $17 million Thursday night debut, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 pulled in an estimate $55 million on Friday to take over the top opening of the year from Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction with $41.9 million. That mark is overshadowed by the original The Hunger Games opening to $67.3 million, while its sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, exploded to a $71 million opening day.
Numerous factors contributed to the tepid Mockingjay opening including snowy conditions across a large swath of the country, tepid reviews from critics, no IMAX screens, »
Normally, by mid-November, we have a pretty good idea of many of the likely nominees in most of the crafts categories. But in this year's race for Best Sound Mixing, I see things as extremely open — there's not a single film that strikes me as assured of a spot and more than a dozen appear to have very good chances. That makes for an exciting race. This category awards the overall mix of dialogue, music, effects and "everything else" into a film's soundtrack. This is different than sound editing, which recognizes the creation and editing of artificial sound effects. Being a leading Best Picture contender can certainly help a film's chances in mixing (seen in "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" and "Moneyball" in recent years), as can being a war film, a musical or a respected (or even not-so-respected) blockbuster. There are also certain mixers who score very regularly indeed. »
- Gerard Kennedy
As soon as I saw this online, I knew I just had to post it here. Sure, it’s not much of a gag reel, but it’s still worth watching just for Michael Bay’s mom, who by the way, hasn’t seen any of her son’s Transformers movies. As you’d expect, Bay has had a thing for […]
There’s a good chance that, even if you consider yourself a pretty big fan of director David Fincher, there’s a fair amount of his work you’ve never lied eyes on. Before he reached the cinematic heights of this year’s Gone Girl and cultural landmarks like Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network, Fincher worked primarily as a music video director. He worked with some pretty big names, too, with his video production company Propaganda Films seeing him rub shoulders with fellow future tians of cinema like Spike Jonze, Zack Snyder and Michael Bay, making clips for the likes of Madonna, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson.
It was that music video work that got him his first feature gig, the underrated Alien 3 (Fincher’s quoted as saying “No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me.”). That experience was »
- Tom Baker
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
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- Michelle McCue
Jiang Wen’s upcoming Gone With The Bullets is on its way to blockbuster status in China — a month before its release. At a press conference this week in Beijing, China.org reports it was announced that the film has already pre-sold 120M yuan ($19.6M) worth of tickets. IMAX pre-sales have also broken the midnight premiere record of 4M yuan ($653K) set by Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction. It’s been speculated that this film, a sequel to 2010’s Let The Bullets Fly, which made 720M yuan ($117.5M) in China and $140M worldwide, could be the one to beat Age Of Extinction’s all-time China box office record set earlier this year with a gross of $301M. But producer Ma Ke noted at the conference, “What has made us happier is we spent four years making a serious, high-quality movie. The responsibility for a domestic film shall always lie on quality at first, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
See what happens when a bunch of teenagers get their hands on a time machine in this trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay produced found-footage sci-fi flick Project Almanac. Cool premise, not gonna lie, but the fact it’s presented in this style, found-footage, is killing my excitement. What was once a novelty is now its […]
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Whether you love or hate Michael Bay and his penchant for blowing a whole host of stuff up, you’ve got to admit it always looks super cool. I don’t call it a guilty pleasure because I adore the escapism and what better to celebrate the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction on DVD, Blu-ray and through PlayStation Store this week than with our exclusive clip!
This one below takes you behind-the-scenes to enjoy the sheer madness, and utter brilliance, of a huge budget movie and all the fun they have – Who would’t want to be a part of it? Check it out now:
Also, if you’re looking for something Optimus Prime-related, just click here as he and some Autobots visited the UK for a special delivery.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and through PlayStation Store.
- Dan Bullock
Originally set for release in February 2014 under the title Welcome to Yesterday, the found-footage thriller from producer Michael Bay was delayed by Paramount Pictures on short notice, reportedly to refine their marketing strategy. It's now titled Project Alamanac and is due in theaters on January 30, 2015. What changed? Below I've embedded the new trailer for Project Almanac as well as the first one for Welcome to Yesterday. It looks to me that the new marketing strategy is to disguise -- or at least not emphasize -- the found-footage angle. The story is the same: high school students put together a time machine, change recent history to their benefit, and then must fix the damage they've unwittingly caused. Over the years my enjoyment of found-footage movies has steadily...
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Produced by Michael Bay, helmed by first-time feature director Dean Israelite and starring Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner and Amy Landecker, Project Almanac tells the story of a brilliant high school student and his friends who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
Project Almanac is released in the UK next February.
- Phil Wheat
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a brand new trailer for director Dean Israelite’s thriller, Project Almanac. Tying together two distinct genres; found footage and time travel, it might come as a surprise to learn that the long-gestating movie was produced by none other than Michael Bay.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes label picked up the film back in 2012, switched its name to Welcome To Yesterday and began shooting in 2013. Aiming for a Winter 2014 release, at the last minute the studio pulled the pic from the cinematic calendar. After reinstating the original title, the finished product debuted at Comic-Con last year, receiving a most encouraging response from critics.
With its release date edging ever closer, a new rebranded trailer has arrived to further stoke our curiosity. It comes across like a sorta-sequel to Chronicle, borrowing the same style and similar thematic emblem of meddlesome teens. Focusing on a group of high schoolers »
- Gem Seddon
Paramount Pictures has released the UK “payoff” trailer for Project Almanac, the upcoming sci-fi adventure from first time feature director Dean Israelite and producer Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, along with a brand new poster. Check them out here…
Project Almanac revolves around a brilliant high school student and his friends, who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. Featuring in the cast are Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner.
Project Almanac opens in the States on January 30th and in the UK on February 6th.
- Gary Collinson
Michael Bay, who spent the year adding to the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises to grand box office success, is now using his lingerie intensive, explosion filled producing powers to deliver a found footage time travel movie. Why? Because he can, so behold "Project Almanac." And while this movie might seem like a total surprise, it screened this past summer to select attendees at the San Diego Comic-Con. Now it's coming to theaters, and the first trailer has arrived. The film is directed by Dean Israelite and stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, and Amy Landecker, none of whom are among the most well known names on the planet, but that doesn't always matter when a high concept is front and center of a movie. The story follows a trio of teens who uncover the blueprint for a time machine, tinker with it, and then use that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film follows a brilliant high school student and his friends who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
The film is due to hit theaters January 30, 2015.
Source: MTV »
- Kellvin Chavez
Michael Bay produces this found footage thriller, which centers on a brilliant high school student and his friends who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The film, formerly known as Welcome to Yesterday, was initially set for release on February 28, 2014, but Paramount pushed the film to January 30, 2015, to refine their marketing campaign.
If a new trailer isn't enough, we also have the latest poster from director Dean Israelite's upcoming film, which stars Sofia Black-d'Elia, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston, Amy Landecker and Katie Garfield. Check out the new scenes and one-sheet below to prepare yourself for this time travelling thriller.
Originally titled Almanac, then Welcome to Yesterday and now Project Almanac, this is a film that was originally going to hit theaters all the way back in February, now it's finally set for January 30, 2015 and a new trailer for the Michael Bay-produced and Dean Israelite-directed feature has arrived. The movie centers on a brilliant high school student and his friends who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The film stars Sofia Black-d'Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner, Sam Lerner and Jonny Weston. Check out the new trailer below. sb id="1172699" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
We’ve been talking about Dean Israelite‘s Project Almanac for what seems like forever. Jumping back in time, the idea first got picked up by Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes in 2012. Cameras then started rolling Summer 2013 aimed at a February 2014 release date. In that time, the title changed to Welcome to Yesterday. However the distributor, […]
The post ‘Project Almanac’ Trailer and Poster: Found Footage Time Travel Movie Finally Hits in January appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Project Almanac has debuted its new trailer.
Project Almanac will open in Us cinemas on January 30, 2015 and February 6 in the UK. »
Another attempt by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes team to extend their reach beyond blood & horror, Project Almanac is squarely in the teen sci-fi adventure genre with some time-travel drama at its core. Check out the first trailer below and the latest poster lower down the page.Presented in a semi-found footage style, the film focuses on a group of friends who stumble upon plans to build a time machine. And because no-one who has ever had access to one of those things in movies can resist tinkering with the past, they eschew trying to stop World War II and instead begin trying to sort out mistakes. Soon, they’re manipulating things even further for their own gain, but naturally come to realise that chrono-hijinks carry a high price. Someone really needed to sit this lot down and make them watch Doctor Who. Or The Butterfly Effect, which would »
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