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Have Jurassic Dinosaurs Truly Kicked Marvel Superheroes Butt at Worldwide Box Office?

25 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »

- Zac Gille

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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

30 June 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »

- Anna Robinson

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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

27 June 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

26 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning.  For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing.  Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women.  And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Academy invites 322 artists and executives to Membership

26 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2015. “It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.” The 2015 invitees are: Actors Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games” Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy” Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into DarknessMartin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot FuzzHeather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights” Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “InceptionKevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

26 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.

Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »

- Tim Gray

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Stephen Lang And Jane Levy In For Fede Alvarez’s Untitled Horror

18 June 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez’s next horror venture, previously titled A Man in the Dark, has cast its two lead roles. Jane Levy, who toplined Alvarez’s Evil reboot as the possessed Mia, has landed the role of a young, imperiled thief, while Stephen Lang will take on the part of a blind man out for blood.

The pic focuses on a trio of teens who execute perfectly planned home robberies. When they break into the home of a reclusive blind man (Lang) for their biggest and final heist, things don’t go as planned and the three wind up fighting for their lives against a psychopath determined to keep his darkest secrets from coming to light.

Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Daniel Zovatto are already attached to the roles of Levy’s two co-criminals.

Alvarez is reteaming with his long-time screenwriting partner Rodo Sayagues on the project, which original »

- Isaac Feldberg

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Laff Review: ‘Band Of Robbers’ Is A Wonderfully Absurd Crime Comedy With A Wicked Streak

15 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Wound tight by a killer premise, polished direction, and a tone as though Anton Chigurh sauntered into “Bottle Rocket,” Aaron and Adam Nee’s “Band of Robbers” wrings the anxieties of aging and a dampened imagination from a grown-up Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Structuring their modern tale around the Mark Twain narratives, the sibling directors find laughs, pathos, and some surprising storytelling twists, plus have a game cast to deliver it–Kyle Gallner, Stephen Lang, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Eric Christian Olsen. The cast is refreshing for the lack of previously known kinship among them; unlike the Apatow and Feig collectives who deliver and tweak their lineups, there’s something to be said for a new group of comedic and dramatic actors establishing a dynamic. In this case it’s led by Gallner, who plays the straight man Huck Finn to Adam Nee’s deadpan eccentric Tom Sawyer, two »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Watch: The Future of Acting in the Technological Age

25 May 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the 2013 film "The Congress," Hollywood studios digitally scan actors and then make films starring computer-generated characters. It's a futuristic vision that is, in fact, happening on a much smaller scale right now as advancements in 3D scanning, motion capture and digital rendering are blurring the line between human and hologram. Read More: How 3D Printing Has Revolutionized Stop-Motion Animation for Laika In its first episode of The Creators Project's new series "ReForm," we meet researchers such as Paul Debevec, who is introducing the world to the concept of the 3D actor with "Digital Ira," which he's created in collaboration with Activision. Actor Stephen Lang, who played the villainous Colonel Quaritch in James Cameron's "Avatar," explains what it's like to see your 3D replica. "They’re able to capture all of your expressions, 360 degrees, all the follicles of your hair and everything, so it can basically »

- Paula Bernstein

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Salem’s Janet Montgomery Talks Her Biggest Threat, Stephen Lang’s Return, and Lots More!

17 May 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In advance of tonight’s Episode 2.07 of “Salem,” entitled “The Beckoning Fair One,” series star Janet Montgomery (aka Mary Sibley) sat down with a group of journalists for a Q&A, and we have the highlights right here. They include who… Continue Reading →

The post Salem’s Janet Montgomery Talks Her Biggest Threat, Stephen Lang’s Return, and Lots More! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Get a Sneak Peek of Salem Episode 2.07 – The Beckoning Fair One

15 May 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you’ve been following our coverage of “Salem,” you know we’re extra excited about this Sunday’s Episode 2.07, entitled “The Beckoning Fair One,” since it’s directed by horror legend Joe Dante and sees the return of Stephen Lang as Increase… Continue Reading →

The post Get a Sneak Peek of Salem Episode 2.07 – The Beckoning Fair One appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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‘Avatar’s’ Stephen Lang Joins AMC’s ‘Into the Badlands,’ Returns to ‘Salem’ (Exclusive)

12 May 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Avatar” villain Stephen Lang has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming AMC show “Into the Badlands” and he’s also about to be resurrected for the second season of Wgn America’s hit genre series “Salem,” TheWrap has learned. “Into the Badlands” is a genre-bending martial arts series loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” Set in a land controlled by feudal barons, the story follows a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. »

- Jeff Sneider

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‘The Asylum’ DVD Review

6 May 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Stephen Lang, Brett Dier, Brittany Curran, Kevin Chapman, Gage Golightly, Kelly Blatz, Jenny Shakeshaft, Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Nick Nicotera, Jeff Gum, Adam Teper, Keith Arem, Aaron Dorsey, Karina Junker | Written by Marcus Nispel, Kirsten Elms | Directed by Marcus Nispel

During a party in an abandoned asylum, teenagers perform an occult ritual that leads to a violent possession. After they become trapped in the building, they try to uncover the asylum’s dark past to survive.

As stories go, especially horror stories, ‘stuck in an insane asylum’ is one we seem to want to go back to again and again. You think the cow has been milked dry but then another bunch of teenagers stumble into a crumbling ruin and end up finding that all the doors have been locked whilst they weren’t paying attention. The Asylum gives you what you would expect, but in fact it gives »

- Richard Axtell

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Salem: Creator Adam Simon Talk Season 2, Tituba, and Witch Cakes

25 April 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Salem season 2 is taking things to a new level. The Great Rite was performed and the witch plague is in full force. Though Increase Mather (Stephen Lang) met his end at the hand of his son, Cotton (Seth Gabel), we’ve now got angry Puritans declaring all-out war against the women of the town, including Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery). A scientist (Stuart Townsend) has moved in to study the plague, while a powerful hereditary witch (Lucy Lawless) has come to investigate why this particular Great Rite was successful whereas her past attempt didn’t work. Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant) is now a powerful witch and Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle) is on the warpath. I got a chance to visit the Salem set in Shreveport, Louisiana a while back and talked to the cast and crew, including creator Adam Simon. He talked about the strangest thing he found out while researching the real Salem witch trials, »

- Jenna Busch

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Matthew Shreder, Andrew Felts launch Concourse Media

21 April 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former Continental Media partners head to Cannes with a new venture that encompasses sales and marketing, led by sales titles Safelight and Sun Belt Express.

Concourse Media comprises sales division Concourse Film Trade and boutique marketing outfit The Industry & Co and is backed by private equity group McG.

Safelight is a drama starring Juno Temple and Evan Peters and has sold to Arc Entertainment for a Us day-and-date theatrical and digital release later this year.

Shreder (pictured at right) and Felts (pictured at left) have sold Us and Latin American rights on the comedy Sun Belt Express starring Tate Donovan and Stephen Lang to MarVista Entertainment.

Further titles for the Cannes market and executive hires are expected to be announced in due course.

“All new media content should be conscious of an emerging worldwide status quo in the new digital age,” said Felts and Shreder. “As global content circulation becomes more integrated than ever, we provide »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Salem Showrunner Brannon Braga Talks Hereditary Witches vs. Essex Witches

8 April 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Wgn America’s hit series Salem premiered this past Sunday and it introduced us to a brand new hereditary witch in Lucy Lawless’s Countess Marburg. We also got to see the incredible power of Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant), a hereditary witch herself. The hashtag for this season is #WitchWar, and there is a good reason for that. The Essex witches like Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) and the ones born with power are going to clash and it’s going to change Salem forever. The plague is in full swing, John Alden (Shane West) is off with the Mohawk tribe, dealing with some magic of his own and Mercy (Elise Eberle) is up to no good. I got a chance to visit the set of Salem and interview some of the cast and crew, including show creator and showrunner Brannon Braga. We talked about the witch war, the town’s »

- Jenna Busch

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Nsfw images for Marcus Nispel’s The Asylum

3 April 2015 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK home entertainment release in May, StudioCanal has dropped a selection of Nsfw images from director Marcus Nispel’s (Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) latest horror The Asylum (formerly entitled Blackmask and Exeter). Check them out here…

 

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Asylum here

During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it’s revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message… and that the real source of horror isn’t particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.

The Asylum hits DVD and Blu-ray on May 4th and stars Gage Golightly, »

- Gary Collinson

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James Cameron Visits 'Avatar' Land in Disney Parks Video

26 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January 2014, construction began on the Avatar Land theme park at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida, although we haven't heard any updates on this ambitious project since then. Today, the Disney Parks blog posted a new video where Avatar director James Cameron is shown several features that will be implemented in the park, including the bioluminescent forrest, while visiting Disney's Glendale, California offices. Here's what the director had to say about what he has seen so far of Avatar Land.

"I think one of the things that people loved about the movie is that they felt as if they had visited Pandora...Now, thanks to Disney's amazing Imagineers, people are going to truly experience Pandora firsthand. From the details in the plants to the production and design, extraordinary thought and care has gone into this entire world. The teams have really created something special, and it's not going to be like anything else. »

- MovieWeb

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James Cameron Visits 'Avatar' Land in Disney Parks Video

26 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January 2014, construction began on the Avatar Land theme park at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida, although we haven't heard any updates on this ambitious project since then. Today, the Disney Parks blog posted a new video where Avatar director James Cameron is shown several features that will be implemented in the park, including the bioluminescent forrest, while visiting Disney's Glendale, California offices. Here's what the director had to say about what he has seen so far of Avatar Land.

"I think one of the things that people loved about the movie is that they felt as if they had visited Pandora...Now, thanks to Disney's amazing Imagineers, people are going to truly experience Pandora firsthand. From the details in the plants to the production and design, extraordinary thought and care has gone into this entire world. The teams have really created something special, and it's not going to be like anything else. »

- MovieWeb

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