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When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.
Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)
- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham
Slightly frozen but lovin' it! #AllegraJackman #DaliJackman Una foto pubblicata da Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) in data: 27 Gen 2015 alle ore 06:05 Pst It'll take more than a bit of snow to keep Hugh Jackman indoors! The Wolverine star was out and about during New York's snowstorm on Tuesday, Jan. 27, playing in the extreme weather with his two pups, Allegra and Dali. The 46-year-old actor shared an adorable selfie of him and the two fluffy pals in his life shortly after their exercise session. Jackman was dressed up warm [...] »
Enough with all those pictures of snow-covered streets and driveways! Let's see some puppies! But seriously, how did Hugh Jackman know exactly what we were thinking? After inches of snow fell in and around New York City overnight, the 46-year-old actor managed to bring his four-legged friends outside for some much-needed fresh air. As one can imagine, the results are absolutely precious. "Slightly frozen but lovin' it! #AllegraJackman #DaliJackman," the X-Men star captioned on Instagram while holding his two dogs Tuesday afternoon. "Snow ball fight .... And No! Am Not Giving The Finger. I'm trying to get my glove off with my teeth!!!!" The winter blizzard forced »
Bryan Singer was quoted as saying that, "'Apocalypse' will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle." Oscar Isaac recently told MTV News at the National Board of Review Awards red carpet: "I’ve seen a couple things, Scary s–t. Scary s–t… I’m going to bring the X-Men down to their knees. It’s amazing, I’m so excited about everything that’s going to happen." X-Men: Apocalypse will feature: Director: Bryan Singer Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse Channing Tatum as Remy Labeau/Gambit Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers »
Bad hacking is everywhere in movies, but there are a handful of films that actually get it right. The problem is that the good stuff isn’t very interesting to look at. Real hackers don’t use virtual reality setups, and they don’t act like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish. Val Kilmer’s line in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is […]
The post A Brief History of Accurate Hacking Scenes in Movies, From ‘The Conversation’ to ‘Blackhat’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Belle’s name means beauty, but she often stands out in town because she loves to read. She’s innocent, bubbly, kind, friendly, curious, and she can’t stand that arrogant clod Gaston! Beauty And The Beast, the 1990 Disney musical that was the first animated film to receive a best picture nomination, went to Broadway (with some extra tunes) and was a big hit there. Now the story is going back to the big screen and we have the scoop on who will be playing Belle. It’s none other than Hermione Granger herself! Actress Emma Watson who has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty And The Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. This is exciting news! Stay tuned here at We Are Movie »
- Tom Stockman
British works dominate the field in the 2014-15 race for Best Play at the Tony Awards. The current frontrunner is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Simon Stephens's adaptation of the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, while Nick Payne's "Constellations" is its strongest currently-running rival. Jez Butterworth's "The River" may sneak in, but its main attraction is star Hugh Jackman's biceps, rather than the slight story of a fisherman (Jackman) bringing various girlfriends to his remote cabin; also working against it is the fact that it closes on Feb. 8. -Break- Tony Awards preview: What is ahead for Best Musical? But these shows can expect competition from yet-to-open English imports about royalty: Peter Morgan's "The Audience," which details Queen Elizabeth II's meetings with her prime ministers, and "Wolf Hall, Parts I and II," Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation o...' »
It's been seven years since the spooky home invasion thriller The Strangers hit theaters, and the long-expected sequel is finally coming together. The Wrap reports The Strangers 2 now has a director in Marcel Langenegger, who directed the thriller Deception starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor. The story picks up where the first film left off, this time seeing the masked killers (known as Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface) setting their sights on a family whose teenage children have just discovered their recent handy work in a mobile home park run by their uncle. Can this be just as creepy as the first? Making things complicated, the family discovers these grisly murders as they are taking a final bonding trip before sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school. With their aunt and uncle dead, the teens and their parents find themselves fighting to survive the night from The Strangers. »
- Ethan Anderton
The Game of Thrones star will play the young Jean Grey - a role originated by Janssen - in Bryan Singer's superhero sequel. She joins a cast of newcomers that also includes Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Oscar Isaac as the eponymous villain.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Turner revealed that she found out about winning the X-Men role while en route to an audition.
Turner said: "I was getting out of the car to walk in to the audition, and then my agent started ringing and she was like 'Have you heard the news?' 'No, what news?' Then she was like, 'Check your Twitter'.
"So then I checked it and... I was just getting like, 'Congratulations Jean Grey'. Then I just started crying and I messed up the »
Call the Midwife topped the ratings on Sunday (January 25), according to overnight data.
The BBC One period drama attracted an average audience of 9.04 million viewers (34.1%) at 8pm, adding around 700,000 viewers on last week's premiere.
Earlier, Countryfile attracted 7.62m (35.1%) at 6.30pm, while Still Open All Hours aired to 7.85m (34.1%) at 7.30pm. Last Tango in Halifax continued with 6.32m (25.8%) at 9pm, while Match of the Day's Fa Cup round-up scored 2.43m (19.8%) at 10.30pm.
ITV's Get Your Act Together dipped to 2.49m (10.9%) at 7pm (108k/0.4% on +1), before All Star Family Fortunes entertained 2.58m (9.8%) at 8.15pm (93k/0.4%).
The new series of Mr Selfridge opened to low ratings in comparison to previous years. The first episode of the period drama was watched »
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The long-running X-Men series has remained one of the most consistently popular franchises in Hollywood and after fifteen years of movies including sequels, prequels, reboots and spin-offs the merry band of mutants show no signs of slowing down; last year’s Days of Future past marked both a critical and commercial high point for the franchise with almost $750m at the box office and a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91%.
However, as you would expect from a franchise that spans seven movies, features dozens of characters and includes a hugely convoluted timeline that spans decades; there are a number of mutants that have been short-changed on the big screen. While Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine quickly became one of popular culture’s biggest icons and Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender have done great work as Professor Xavier and Magneto respectively, not every character is »
- Scott Campbell
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stepped out in style for The Bet Honors in Washington DC on Saturday. Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie was spotted at Lax, while her husband, Brad Pitt, was among the celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. In the Big Apple, Sarah Jessica Parker hit the red carpet for a Broadway event, and Hugh Jackman bundled up at the Empire State Building. See all that and more in the weekend's best celebrity snaps - so far! »
Relativity and representatives for Langenegger did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Ben Ketai (“Chosen”) is the newest writer on the sequel, which follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs. Their ast bonding »
- Jeff Sneider
Sansa Stark is joining the mutant world in the new X-Men sequel!
Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. While she’ll still be able to keep that red hair we’ve grown so fond of, next year she'll transform into a young Jean Gray. Adult Grey is portrayed by Famke Janssen.
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Shipp is filling Halle Berry's shoes as a young Storm. You might recognize Shipp from her recent portrayal of Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.
Sheridan will star »
Kristen Stewart has been spreading the word that she would like to get back into action-fantasy movies playing a superhero. But a part that seemed tailor-made for her in a new “X-Men” film has gone to Sophie Turner of “Game of Thrones.” Marvel Studios has been minting blockbuster roles for actors and actresses in its Avengers and X-Men movies. A-Listers like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow among others have become franchise staples. ...Read More »
After an extensive search that included a slew of young and talented actors and actresses, Bryan Singer has finally found the three leads for X-Men: Apocalypse. The director took to Twitter today to announce that Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life), Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner and relative newcomer Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis, Straight Outta Compton) have been cast as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm, respectively. They will play the younger versions of the characters played by James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Haley Berry in previous franchise installments.
The trio join a star-studded cast that includes returning players Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters, as well as Oscar Isaac as the film’s titular ancient, evil mutant.
X-Men: Apocalypse will begin shooting in Montreal this April, and is on track for a May 27th, 2016 release. Tell us, »
- James Garcia
It's been a heck of a day for casting within the comic book world as confirmations have come in about who's playing Supergirl for CBS; the new Jean, Cyclops, and Storm have been revealed; and Doctor Strange may have it's villain. Come inside to see who'll be popping up on the big (and small) screen!
Whew! Comic books have been taking over movies and television lately with no signs of slowing down, especially considering the amount of talent they've been putting into each endeavor. Today has come some casting news on three different projects, all of which are for iconic characters fans are dying to see (back) in action. So let's start with TV.
CBS announced a while ago that they were wanting to bring Supergirl to series (furthering DC's current stranglehold on the TV market) that could potentially crossover with Arrow and The Flash. We've heard rumblings over the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Everyone loves a good cameo. When someone of note pops up briefly – particularly when their appearance comes as a surprise – it can often be one of the most memorable parts of a movie, but they’re not always considered to be a success.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past got it right when it had a number of famous faces pop up at the end of the movie. After Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine had successfully completed his time-travelling exploits, he awakened in a world that reintroduced a number of characters from previous movies – some of whom were thought to be dead – including Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey and James Marsden’s Scott Summers, opening the door to a plethora of new possibilities for the X-Men franchise.
- K.J. Stewart
The new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is not even out yet and plans are already underway to make one of Disney's many planned stand-alone films.
The first, which is to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), has already begun casting. The Hollywood Reporter says that both Rooney Mara and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany are testing for the film.
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Just last week the Edwards-helmed project lost its main screenwriter when Gary Whitta left after reportedly completing the first draft of the script.
“The film is going to be amazing,” Witta said in a statement. But little is known about the new film.
While the details, such as its focus (Yoda, Han Solo, Boba Fett »
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- Brad Brevet
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