7 items from 2013
‘Ender’s Game’ movie to go the way of ‘John Carter,’ ‘The Golden Compass’? (Photo: Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield in ‘Ender’s Game’) Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford, Ender’s Game is going the way of Andrew Stanton’s John Carter and Chris Weitz’s The Golden Compass at the domestic box office. After opening with a disappointing $27.01 million last weekend (including Thursday evening shows), the $110 million-budgeted was down a whopping 62% this past weekend, November 8-10, 2013, collecting a paltry $10.25 million from 3,407 theaters (no reduction in number of venues) according to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. One can blame Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World, but the action fantasy starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston wasn’t the sole culprit. After all, Ender’s Game was already trailing both Last Vegas and Bad Grandpa last Thursday. After two weekends, »
- Zac Gille
‘Ender’s Game’ movie box office: Adaptation of sci-fi novel by controversial anti-gay author Orson Scott Card tops (modest) domestic box office chart — but will that be enough to spawn a film franchise? (Photo: Asa Butterfield in ‘Ender’s Game’) Written and directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner Tsotsi), and featuring Asa Butterfield (the star in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo), Best Actor Oscar nominee Harrison Ford (Witness), Best Actor Oscar winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (Doubt, The Help), and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominees Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), the futuristic adventure drama Ender’s Game will easily top the North American box office chart this weekend, November 1-3, 2013. The Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures release is based on the 1985 novel (itself based on a 1977 short story/novella) by Orson Scott Card, an outspoken author »
- Zac Gille
‘Ender’s Game’ movie review: Sci-fier displays ‘steel-grey self-seriousness,’ but fails to explore ‘disturbing brutality’ at its core (photo: Asa Butterfield and Abigail Breslin in ‘Ender’s Game’) Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel Ender’s Game was published in 1985, and in the 28 years that elapsed before the book became a film, the idea of children trained to fight by orders of an unfeeling government has been repeatedly co-opted, most notably by a certain tale of a beautiful young archer named Katniss. Indeed, comparisons between Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games are inevitable, but the key similarity between the two is that neither film really explores or, in the case of The Hunger Games, even acknowledges the disturbing brutality that lies at the core of their intricately-constructed worlds. To its credit, Ender’s Game, under the clean, straightforward direction of Gavin Hood (one of the X-Men movies, it’s »
- Mark Keizer
In a mere two episodes, Adrian Powell (My So Called Life‘s Tom Irwin) has proven himself the filthiest character among the Beverly Hills society scoundrels of Devious Maids. And it looks like he’s not cleaning up his act anytime soon, at least based on the following exclusive clip from this Sunday’s episode (10/9c on Lifetime).
In “Wiping Away the Past,” the Powells play host to Maxwell Rose (Stevie Ray Dallimore), a man who’s clearly smarting from a recent heartbreak — and Adrian volunteers to be his guide as he explores a “time for adventure. »
- Michael Slezak
Just yesterday we brought you the four Battle School army logos for Ender's Game including Salamander Army, Dragon Army, Rat Army, and Asp Army. Today we bring you the second official photo from the highly anticipated movie featuring Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, your first look at Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian (left), Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker (right, next to Ender), and Moises Arias as Bonzo Madrid (end of the table on the left) eating in the Battle School mess hall. These characters are all part of Salamander Army. Thanks to EnderWiggin.net!
It's still a little hard to tell what this movie is actually going to be like from the very little we've seen of it. I'm looking forward to seeing more, especially some of the action sequences. I really hope the first trailer that's released blows us away! The movie comes out on November 1st, 2013, and here's »
- Joey Paur
We haven't really seen a lot from Gavin Hood's big screen adaptation Ender's Game, but today we bring you the official logos that will be used for the Battle School Army including Salamander Army, Dragon Army, Rat Army, and Asp Army.
The logos come from the following four Ender's Game fan sites... Ender Wiggin, Ender News, Ender's Ansible, and Ender's Game Fansite. I can't wait to see how this movie turns out! I'm a big fan of the books, and I hope to hell they get it right for the movie.
The movie comes out on November 1st, 2013, and here's the synopsis:
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and »
- Joey Paur
Movie composer James Horner will be scoring the upcoming Gavin Hood-directed adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Horner has created scores for films such as Braveheart, Titanic, Avatar, Troy, and several other films. The guy is great at what he does, and I love listening to the movie musical scores he creates. I'm sure he'll come up with some great music for Ender's Game.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Arriving at Battle School, »
- Joey Paur
7 items from 2013
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