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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Iron Man 2 to become Marvel’s fourth biggest domestic release

21 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After helping to push the total gross of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond $7 billion at the global box office earlier this week, the James Gunn directed space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now overtaken the North American haul of Iron Man 2 to become Marvel Studios’ fourth-highest grossing release on domestic soil.

Guardians has grossed $313.7 million in North America to date, compared to Iron Man 2’s $312.4 million, and will go on to surpass the original Iron Man later this week, with the 2008 McU-launcher sitting on $318.4 million. Internationally, Guardians is on $632.3 million, and currently trails Thor: The Dark World ($644.8 million), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.1 million), Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and The Avengers ($1.518 billion).

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jon Hamm & Kerry Washington Appear in White House PSA Against Sexual Assault

19 September 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "wNMZo31LziM"] It's an impressive ensemble cast: Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Connie Britton, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Questlove, Mayim Bialik and more. And they all teamed up onscreen with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in a new White House PSA aimed at fighting sexual assault on college campuses. According to the White House, one in five women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted, but only 12 percent of those cases are reported. "It's on us to stop sexual assault," Hamm says in the video. "To get in the way before it happens," says Washington. "It's on us, all of us, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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Jon Hamm & Kerry Washington Appear in White House PSA Against Sexual Assault

19 September 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "wNMZo31LziM"] It's an impressive ensemble cast: Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Connie Britton, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Questlove, Mayim Bialik and more. And they all teamed up onscreen with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in a new White House PSA aimed at fighting sexual assault on college campuses. According to the White House, one in five women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted, but only 12 percent of those cases are reported. "It's on us to stop sexual assault," Hamm says in the video. "To get in the way before it happens," says Washington. "It's on us, all of us, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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Ten Films to Catch at the New York Film Fest

19 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival now over, all eyes are on the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26 to Oct 12. The festival’s lineup includes some festival favorites from these past few weeks, including Whiplash and Foxcatcher, but the festival’s premieres have been gaining buzz since the lineup was released. Here is a list of the top 10 films to see in New York (in alphabetical order with their festival date):

Birdman (Oct. 11)

Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis

This dark comedy features Keaton as a former film star who created a Broadway play in an effort to make a comeback. The film premiered in Venice to rave reviews before heading to Telluride where it created more Oscar buzz. It will close the festival, which the Academy Award-winning Her (2013) did last year. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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More Stars are Making the Transition from Actor to Director

18 September 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

For some actors, it is a natural progression to move from using their talents in front of the camera to testing their skills behind it. Though actors have been making the transition for years, 2013 was a particular popular year for actors-turned-directors. Among some of the releases throughout the year were Ben Stiller‘s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Lake Bell’s In A World…, her directorial debut. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival was the directorial launching pad of Jason Bateman’s Bad Words and Mike MyersSupermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, and the festival also screened Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon and Ralph FiennesThe Invisible Woman.

Though many of these actors’ projects may not garner any awards, there are some that make their way to the Oscars, such as Ben Affleck’s Argo (2012), which won the best picture Oscar »

- Anjelica Oswald

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San Sebastian Film Fest Spotlights Financially Troubled, Creatively Fired-Up Spanish Biz

16 September 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No film industry in Europe has been harder hit by crisis than Spain’s, yet the level of creativity from local filmmakers and producers is often firing on all cylinders.

Sixteen Spanish films will have their world premieres at San Sebastian, at least one local shingle is forming a joint venture with a Euro counterpart, and directors, though often working on far-reduced budgets, are aiming for a wider audience.

To put the Spanish woes in perspective, a couple of facts: Spain’s central government subsidy fund fell 56% from 2011 to 2014’s €33.7 million ($44.3 million), while average film budgets have plunged 50% to $2 million over the 2009-14 span, per producers’ association Fapae.

Yet, says San Sebastian Festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos, despite the crisis, the industry is “spectacular in creative terms.”

Spain’s surviving producers are also making some bold moves abroad.

Take, for example, Morena Films, one of Spain’s biggest and best-financed shops, »

- John Hopewell

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Collector Concept Art Shows the Evolution of Benicio Del Toro’s Most Prized Possessions

16 September 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the more densely layered visual sequences in Guardians of the Galaxy comes when Star Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Rocket visit Benicio Del Toro's character The Collector during their sojourn to Knowhere. His collection is filled to the brim with so many easter eggs and callbacks to the Marvel universe (not to mention one of director James Gunn's prior films, Slither) you need several viewings to process all of it.  If you've seen the end credits tag you'll know that The Collector even has a prized (if marginalized) Marvel character in his possession. But of course the aesthetic choices you see in the film didn't just arrive in their current form.  A considerable amount of work was done testing different concepts and looks - some of them departing radically from the finished design - before the creative team settled on the environment you see onscreen in the film. »

- Evan Dickson

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So Josh Hutcherson’s Escobar: Paradise Lost Character Is Just Peeta, Basically

15 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Escobar: Paradise Lost, the debut film from Italian actor Andrea Distefano, Benicio del Toro stands out as Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Despite the title, the movie gives more attention to the unwitting protagonist caught in Escobar’s crosshairs: a young Canadian surfer named Nick (played by The Hunger GamesJosh Hutcherson), who falls in love with the dangerous cocaine king’s niece (newcomer Claudia Traisac). On the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival, Distefano director told Vulture that he cast Hutcherson before The Hunger Games had turned him into a global teen heartthrob, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that Hutcherson was chosen to play Nick on the strength of the actor’s portrayal of District 12’s resident nice guy, Peeta, because the two characters might as well be twins. Here are eight ways they are the same:1. Love is the root of all his problems. »

- Anna Silman

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Lambasted Elba and Henson Thriller Going Unpunished to Top Domestic Box Office Chart

14 September 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

No Good Deed’ movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in ‘No Good Deed’) Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film’s plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics’ derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist is about as »

- Zac Gille

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 20-11

13 September 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

So…drugs, right? Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same title, Fear and Loathing stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, respectively. The pair is heading to Sin City, speeding through the Nevada desert, under the influence of mescaline. From there, the film is series a bizarre hallucinations seen through the eyes of Duke. So, we jump from hotel room to hotel room, all of the action a blur of what is happening and what really isn’t. Throughout the course of the film, Duke and/or Gonzo ingest the following drugs: mescaline, sunshine acid, diethyl ether, LSD, cocaine, and adenochrome (probably more). Duke – who is a Thompson stand-in – is supposed to be writing an article before heading back to Los Angeles, but tends to get sidetracked quite a bit. In »

- Joshua Gaul

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Guardians of the Galaxy crosses $600 million worldwide, first movie of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically

13 September 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After becoming Marvel’s biggest-franchise starter at the global box-office by overtaking the haul of 2008’s Iron Man earlier in the week, James Gunn’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now become the first release of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically and has also crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. Having opened in Japan yesterday, and with a Chinese release still to come, Guardians certainly has a good chance of becoming the highest-grossing comic book movie of the year, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on $708 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past on $745 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, »

- Gary Collinson

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Toronto: Benicio Del Toro Could Catch Voters' Attention for 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

12 September 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In Escobar: Paradise Lost, an intense drama that marks the directorial debut of the Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano, The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson portrays Nick, the character with the most screen time, a young Canadian who meets and marries Maria, a young girl in Colombia (Claudia Traisac, now Hutcherson's real-life girlfriend), where Nick had gone to surf and live with his brother. But its standout performance — which I'm told will receive a best supporting actor Oscar push from distributor Radius-twc — comes from Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro, who plays Nick's new uncle, the infamous Colombian

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- Scott Feinberg

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Discover Escobar: Paradise Lost In Romance Thriller’s New Poster

12 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Discover the dangerous world of romance and loyalties within the family business in the new poster for the upcoming film, ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost.’ The poster for the romance thriller features one of the main actors, Benicio Del Toro, intensely looking into the camera, under the tagline, “Welcome to the family.” ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of actor Andrea Di Stefano. Besides Del Toro, the thriller also features Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem and Ana Girardot. Radius-twc is set to release the movie in domestic theaters on November 26. The following logline for ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ which screened last night at the  [ Read More ]

The post Discover Escobar: Paradise Lost In Romance Thriller’s New Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Josh Hutcherson hopes his 'Hunger Games' fame will elevate 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

11 September 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Hunger Games" co-star Josh Hutcherson is taking a left turn in his career with the lead role in the upcoming drug drama 'Escobar: Paradise Lost." HitFix's Drew McWeeny recently caught up with the actor at the Toronto Film Festival, where Hutcherson discussed the benefits of "The Hunger Games'" popularity and how it can affect a smaller film like "Paradise Lost." In the film, Hutcherson plays an American vacationing in Colombia who discovers that his girlfriend is the niece of the ruthless drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), drawing him into a dangerous world. For Hutcherson, both big and small projects can be a labor of love. "I don't think I'm very career-minded," he explained. "I think I'm project-minded and character-minded. And so for me I want to do the stories that I want to tell and things that I want to do. But the good thing »

- Dave Lewis

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'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Poster Featuring Benicio Del Toro

10 September 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A different side of Pablo Escobar is explored in the upcoming drama Escobar: Paradise Lost. Actor Andrea Di Stefano makes his directional debt with this tale that recounts a love affair between a drifting surfer and Pablo's niece. Radius-twc has released the domestic poster, which welcomes us into the drug lord's family. Benicio Del Toro stars as Pablo opposite Josh Hutcherson. Take a look:

For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar's niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

Escobar: Paradise Lost comes to theaters November 26th, 2014 and stars Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro, Brady Corbet, Claudia Hernández, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot, Laura Londoño, Lauren Ziemski. The film is directed by Andrea Di Stefano. »

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Check Out The Poster for 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

10 September 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

RADiUS have provided Latino-Review with the poster for Andrea di Stefano's upcoming film "Escobar: Paradise Lost" starring Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro as the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson.

The film also stars Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Ana Girardot, and Claudia Traisac.

"Escobar: Paradise Lost" follows a young surfer Nick, who thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar.

Have a look at the poster below.

Source: RADiUS »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Inherent Vice', 'Birdman' and 'Gone Girl' Teased in Nyff Trailer

10 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 52nd Annual New York Film Festival, which runs from September 26 to October 12, has released a trailer featuring some of the films in their lineup, which includes the first footage from Inherent Vice, along with the festival's opening and closing movies, Gone Girl and Birdman.

Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson lead an all-star cast in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Inherent Vice, author Thomas Pynchon's first novel ever to be adapted for the big screen. The story follows a private detective who is pulled into an unusual case in 1960s Los Angeles.

Check out the trailer below, which also offers footage from Mr. Turner, Foxcatcher, Maps to the Stars, Clouds of Sils Maria, Listen Up Philip, Pasolini and many more.

Inherent Vice comes to theaters December 12th, 2014 and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro. The film »

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Review: Escobar: Paradise Lost (Tiff 2014)

9 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Nick (Josh Hutcherson) is a Canadian tourist travelling through Columbia. He meets and falls in love with a young woman (Claudia Traisac) who just happens to be the niece of cocaine-kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). Escobar quickly warms to the young man, bringing him into his inner-circle, but once Escobar's empire starts to crumble, Nick finds himself in the cross-hairs of the increasingly paranoid drug lord. Review: I've been waiting for someone to make a Pablo »

- Chris Bumbray

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Iron Man to become Marvel’s biggest franchise-starter at the global box office

8 September 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having retained top spot at the Us box office this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy has now pushed its worldwide box office haul to $586 million, overtaking the total of 2008’s Iron Man to become Marvel Studios’ highest-grossing franchise starter. Reacting to the news, James Gunn posted the following message on Facebook:

Guardians of the Galaxy box office just passed up Iron Man, making us the biggest Marvel franchise-starter yet. And we still haven’t opened in Japan, China, or Italy.

If I had a penny for every time someone said making a Marvel movie with a talking raccoon was dumb and that Guardians was going to bomb, I’d probably have just about the amount of money Guardians has made so far. So I’m glad I spent that time making a film instead of counting people and their opinions, because we’re still going strong. Also, making the »

- Gary Collinson

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Escobar: Paradise Lost Review | Tiff 2014

7 September 2014 7:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Did you know Pablo Escobar was a bad guy?  It’s true!  He was a powerful, charismatic drug lord who won the love of the people with charitable acts, but he was also a ruthless murderer because that comes with the job description.  Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise Lost is painfully predictable as it latches onto Escobar’s reputation to tell a bland, generic thriller that wastes the talent of its lead actors.  Di Stefano does flirt with the notion of turning a blind eye to evil, but it’s buried in unbearable melodrama and pretentious religious imagery coupled with a slightly racist undertone of how a first-world guy could get caught up in third-world problems.  As for Escobar, we learn he had an odd sense of fashion. Nick (Josh Hutcherson) is a surfer living in Columbia in the late 1980s, and he ends up falling for Maria (Claudia Traisac »

- Matt Goldberg

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