15 items from 2016
Luke Owen charts the biggest opening weekends of 2016…
It’s fair to say that 2016 has been rather disappointing in terms of the quality of movie delivered, and the biggest opening weekend for 2016 would have been fourth last year behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. With that said, there were eight films this year that opened to more than $100 million (compared to six last year and two the year before) meaning that the Top 10 of 2016 earned the same amount as the Top 10 of 2015 ($1.2 billion). So while the total box office might have been down year on year, it wasn’t by much.
One studio who won’t be too upset is Disney who have a whopping six movies in the Top 10 and another in the Top 20. Warner Bros. got two entries, but will likely be disappointed that a certain Wizarding World didn’t crack the upper echelon. »
- Luke Owen
After a busy year, Singapore film making is now additionally celebrating the selection of “Pop Aye” as the opening movie in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition section.
The road trip drama is the first feature by Tan and the first time that a Singapore film has found such a prominent position in Sundance.
Production is by Lai Wenjie at E&W Films and executive production by Giraffe Pictures. Giraffe is the production label of director Anthony Chen, who won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2013 with “Ilo Ilo. »
- Patrick Frater
For many, General Mills’ Monster Cereals are as synonymous with Halloween as horror movies and jack-o-lanterns. With the holiday quickly approaching, Fright-Rags has released the General Mills Monsters collection. Dress up Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry with limited edition box sets. Each one contains a ventilated mask, an exclusive shirt designed by Christopher …
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You know you are in trouble when the funniest part of a movie is Madea’s discussion of her retirement account. (She calls it her “Ho-01K” account, because she couldn’t open a 401K due to her illegal income.) Yes, it might finally be time to pull the plug on Madea, the strong-willed former stripper who just so happens to be everybody’s wacky aunt.
In his latest outing, the man behind Madea seems bored with his own creation, yet Tyler Perry only has himself to blame as writer, director, star, producer, and executive. His usual freedom and autonomy to green-light any project has led to interesting work the studio system might have passed on, like Daddy’s Little Girls and the somewhat brilliant Why Did I Get Married Too?. As of late, Perry has slowed down on the theatrical side, leaving an unusual two-year gap between his latest »
- John Fink
*Updated with the official press release and new images.* If you have fond memories of spending endless Saturday mornings digging into a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal while watching your cartoon pals on the tube, then prepare for the ultimate nostalgia trip courtesy of the folks at Fright Rags, who have released a General Mills Monsters apparel collection that includes shirts, socks, masks, and spoons.
Press Release: For many, General Mills' Monster Cereals are as synonymous with Halloween as horror movies and jack-o-lanterns. With the holiday quickly approaching, Fright-Rags has released the General Mills Monsters collection.
Dress up Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry with limited edition box sets. Each one contains a ventilated mask, an exclusive shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, and a color-changing spoon, all packaged in a retro-style window box. They are limited to 650 sets per character, and you'll save $15 if you order all »
- Derek Anderson
Um, excuse me? Has anyone seen an updated copy of the Empire Entertainment Hr Manual?
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I mean, far be it from me to encourage another frivolous lawsuit in this economy, but with executive assistants “multitasking” under Lucious’ desk, random delivery guys showing what Brown can do for Anika, and Shyne using artistic differences as an excuse to choke out Nessa in the studio, it’s only a matter of time before a lesser power in the Lyon family melodrama lawyers up, channels Rihanna and declares, »
The Girl on the Train, The Accountant, Moonlight, and more of what to watch in OctoberThe Girl on the Train, The Accountant, Moonlight, and more of what to watch in OctoberAdriana Floridia10/3/2016 10:23:00 Am
October is one of our favourite months of the year, because we can start wearing sweaters, leaves are falling, and we can justify horror movie marathons all month long.
In theatres, however, we are getting a very interesting mix of thrills, scares, laughs, and some indie gems that caught our eye when they played the Toronto International Film Festival last month. That’s right, awards season is on the verge of beginning, and October features a couple of those highly buzzed titles. Among these are Moonlight and The Birth of a Nation, as well as some good old fun at the movies, like Tom Cruise returning as Jack Reacher, or Tom Hanks’ reprisal of Robert Langdon in Inferno. »
- Adriana Floridia
The Toronto International Film Festival is mere weeks from kicking off, yet the annual fall fest is showing zero sign of slowing down when it comes to announcing the titles that will round out this year’s event. Today’s announcement brings with it a number of Cannes favorites, including Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “I, Daniel Blake,” Olivier Assayas’ divisive Kristen Stewart-starring “Personal Shopper” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”
The slate will also play home to the Dardenne Brothers’ latest, “The Unknown Girl,” which has reportedly been through an edit since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. Other standouts from Cannes include Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius,” Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada. »
- Kate Erbland
Have you ever dreamed of having your own monster pet? A giant creature fiercely loyal only to you, with the power to face down bullies and maybe even fly you to school and back every day? Everyone’s had this fantasy as a kid, and with Pete’s Dragon opening in theatres this weekend, we’ve been thinking about other movies that explore the special bond between a child and a fantastical pet or creature.
Here are some of our favourites:
Set in Scotland during WWII, when Angus, a young Scottish boy, finds an enchanted egg on the shores of Loch Ness, he takes it home and soon finds himself face-to-face with an amazing creature: the mythical "water horse" of Scottish lore. But as “Crusoe” begins to grow bigger and bigger, »
- Jenny Bullough
Two of the most iconic Universal movie monsters will be celebrated in Complete Legacy Collection Blu-rays due out on September 13th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Containing several discs and packed with multiple films and plenty of bonus features, both The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray and Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-rays are priced at $29.72 apiece. We have each release’s bonus features and a look at their cover art:
The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray details (via Amazon): “The original Wolf Man is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 7 films from the original legacy including the eerie classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the »
- Derek Anderson
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses. This rousing fall release stars Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot! We also have a number of new photos, with the movie set to hit theaters on October 21. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
An ordinary suburban couple finds it's not easy keeping up with the Joneses, their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors. Especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. "Jones" are covert operatives. Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher star as the next-door neighbors who open their arms to their beautiful new cul-de-sac couple, played by Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot. But they are about to get much more than they ever bargained for.
This fall, one of the most unique movies will be, without a doubt, A Monster Calls. The family drama will introduce legendary actor Liam Neeson as a mythical creature who befriends a young boy. Today, we have your first look at the official one-sheet poster, which gives us a sneak peek at this monster in hiding. The tagline promises that 'Stores are Wild Creatures'.
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor's father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.
A Monsters Call comes as an interesting change of pace for Neeson, who has become an action icon in the later half of his extraordinary career. The movie is an adaptation of Patrick Ness' beloved novel, with the writer adapting his own screenplay. As of yet, we haven't really gotten a great look at the monstrosity hiding at the core of this heart-tugging fantasy. But he is starting to come into focus here on this teaser.
The movie's story is actually based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. A British writer and activist, she is best known for a body of work that appeals to children and young adults. A Monster Calls has been published in almost 30 languages, and the novel has won many prestigious prizes worldwide, including the distinguished Carnegie Medal and, for illustrator Jim Kay, the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Belén Atienza is producing, marking her third collaboaration with Bayona, following The Impossible and his directorial debut, The Orphanage. Executive producers include Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, along with River Road's Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits. Production on A Monster Calls got under way last September, with principal photography taking place in Spain and England.
A Monster Calls is set for release on October 21, 2016, which puts it up against Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween Story, Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and PureFlix's I'm Not Ashamed. Coincidentally, Felicity Jones also stars in Inferno, arriving October 14, meaning she will have two of her projects debut in back-to-back weekends. While we await the next trailer for A Monster Calls, which may give us a better look at this wild creature, take a look at the first poster and marvel at the adventure that awaits.
Aquí está! El teaser poster de #unmonstruovieneaverme.Here it is! The teaser poster for #AMonsterCalls. pic.twitter.com/GgBttEteDn
— Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) June 16, 2016
The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival is being unveiled in Paris.
The annoncement was delayed by peaceful protest at the venue. A tweet from the festival said: “Due to an intervention of Entertaintement workers, the announcement of the Selection is slightly delayed. Stay with us!”
However, the press conference has now begun and Screen will update the list of titles as they are announced (refresh the page for the latest
Out Of CompetitionCafé Society, Woody Allen (opening »
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[[tmz:video id="0_0juz5ujy"]] Johnny Manziel's career is "on the verge of being over" ... so says NFL legend Tony Gonzalez. Tony G was out in Bev Hills Wednesday when we brought up Manziel's partying streak and asked if it matters with NFL GMs. The short answer ... yes. "I don't know who's gonna give him a shot," Tony said. "Who's gonna put up with that? If you're not good and you're messing up, people aren't gonna take a chance on you. »
- TMZ Staff
How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2015?Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2015—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2015 to create a unique double feature.All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2015 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »
15 items from 2016
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