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Warcraft Blu-ray Relase Date and Details Announced

28 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a distant world, humankind faces extinction at the hands of a brutal enemy in the visually stunning epic Warcraft, coming to Digital HD on September 13, 2016, and Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and On Demand on September 27, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the global video game phenomenon from Blizzard Entertainment, Warcraft is a seamless blend of live action and awe-inspiring visual effects. All Blu-ray editions include over 90 minutes of bonus content, including deleted scenes, an exclusive stop-motion Warcraft comic, and several behind-the-scenes looks at stunts, visual effects, story origins, and more.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, an unlikely group of heroes »

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Multiple Warcraft Sequels Teased By Film's China Twitter Account

10 July 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It was a tough year for director Duncan Jones.  He lost his dad, rock icon David Bowie, and saw his passion project, the live-action Warcraft movie open to scathing reviews and an abysmal domestic box office return.  However, the film performed admirably overseas and is still going strong in a few territories.  Will that be enough for Legendary Pictures and Universal to move ahead with a sequel?  If the film's Chinese Twitter account is to be believed, that certainly is the case.   For more background information on the project and the likelihood of a sequel, head over to our sister site, GameFragger.com. Warcraft arrives in theaters on June 10, 2016. The film is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. »

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Film Review: ‘Warcraft’ Tries, But Eventually Has Got No Game

10 June 2016 6:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The best that can be said for the video game adaptation “Warcraft” is that it’s not the incoherent, CGI heavy and Michael-Bay-type nightmare it could have been. It’s still somewhat incoherent – full of computer generated cannon fodder – but I am surprised and happy to report it did not induce any headaches, even in pointless 3D.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Warcraft” is less a video game movie – it’s based on the popular game “Warcraft” – and more of a third rate “Lord Of The Rings” ripoff. This time a group of human knights and kings form an uneasy alliance with a band of pensive, monster-like “Orcs” to take down a greater and deeper magic that threatens to destroy the entire world.

The plot involves a sinister corrupting form of magic known as the Fell. It’s main side effect seems to be bringing a greenish tint to the eyes of all whom it touches, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Warcraft’ Tries, But Eventually Has Got No Game

10 June 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Chicago – The best that can be said for the video game adaptation “Warcraft” is that it’s not the incoherent, CGI heavy and Michael-Bay-type nightmare it could have been. It’s still somewhat incoherent – full of computer generated cannon fodder – but I am surprised and happy to report it did not induce any headaches, even in pointless 3-D.

Warcraft” is less a video game movie – based on the online phenomenon “World of Warcraft” – and more of a third rate “Lord Of The Rings” ripoff. This time a group of human knights and kings form an uneasy alliance with a band of pensive, monster-like “Orcs” to take down a greater and deeper magic that threatens to destroy the entire world.

The plot involves a sinister corrupting form of magic known as the Fell. It’s main side effect seems to be bringing a greenish tint to the eyes of all whom it touches, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Warcraft – Review

9 June 2016 10:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

So, we’re almost at the halfway point for movie year 2016. Since we’re a few weeks into the Summer flick season, the studios are trying to hedge their bets (and investments) by delivering entertainment with a recognizable name. There’s been a glut of sequels (two this very weekend), and two franchise films based on comic book characters (Cap’s latest is the year’s biggest hit). Hmmm, what other properties are ripe for cinematic exploitation? Ah yes, games! Just a few weeks ago Angry Birds, an animated romp based on an “app”, grabbed the number one box office slot from the shield-slinger! And this weekend sees a live action/CGI-animated hybrid based on an immensely popular on-line video game that began 22  years ago. Now, the studios have been trying to lure game players into the multiplex for years, well over twenty since those Super Mario Brothers made the »

- Jim Batts

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‘Warcraft’ has taken over $90 million in two days in China

9 June 2016 9:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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It really didn’t sit too well with us here at Thn Towers, and it is set to open in U.S. cinemas this weekend, by Warcraft is already doing really rather well over in the China. The film has already taken a huge $90 million… in just two days.

According to Legendary, who are behind the mammoth production, the film has taken Rmb 595-605 million, which is approximately $90.6 – $92.2 million, almost matching Furious 7 in the land, and we all know how well that movie ended up doing. The film has also made around $78 million from the other territories around the world, including he UK, where it was released a couple of weeks ago.

This should please Legendary and Universal, who looks like may have a big, big hit on their hands.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race »

- Paul Heath

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Duncan Jones attempts a blockbuster with the video game adaptation “Warcraft”

8 June 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For my money, there are few up and coming filmmakers who are more exciting to follow than Duncan Jones. He is a director who consistently puts out unique movies that make you always want to see what he has up his sleeve next. This week, he goes big and blockbuster for the first time with Warcraft, based on the obsessively played online computer game. It’s my least favorite work from Jones, I concede that, having loved Moon and dug Source Code, but it’s his most ambitious, so that’s of note too, as well. That being said, it’s finally getting him into the mainstream, so I can take that as a real positive. It may even get a passion project or two of his (like the science fiction tale Mute) off the ground! This epic film is an adaptation of the video game World of Warcraft. It »

- Joey Magidson

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Warcraft Review

8 June 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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With its vast tapestry of knights, orcs, and mages, the World of Warcraft franchise was always going to be a tricky one to adapt. As fans of the Mmorpg (I can’t claim to be one of them, though I did some research before heading into the pic) know well, there’s so much packed into the series’ lore that it inarguably lends itself better to encyclopedias than films.

And so director Duncan Jones, who makes a lot of very smart choices behind the camera of Warcraft, makes one of his wisest in choosing to tell an origin story for this world, working from the stories of the original strategy game that predated any online video-game take. In doing so, he’s able to focus the movie exponentially, making heroes and villains out of the individuals involved in World of Warcraft‘s catalyzing moment »

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Warcraft Review #2: Azeroth Comes to Life on an Epic Scale

8 June 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For as much as Hollywood loves projects based on other works of intellectual property, due to the already built-in audience, some of these adaptations take longer to get going than others. Warner Bros.' Watchmen was in in the works for two decades before it finally hit theaters in 2009. For a time, it seemed like the iconic video game Warcraft would never happen, with Blizzard Entertainment, the company that created the video game franchise, first announcing the movie back in 2006. A decade later, this adaptation is finally here, and while the wait may have seemed grueling to fans, I can say with confidence that we could simply not see a movie of this size and scope 10 years ago.

Back in May 2014, Legendary's Thomas Tull teased that director Duncan Jones would spend nearly two years in post-production, which is astronomical even by today's big-budget tentpole standards. Having seen this epic adventure »

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Will Warcraft Obliterate Ninja Turtles 2 at the Box Office?

7 June 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount's Teenage Mutnant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows had no trouble topping the box office last weekend with $35.2 million, Although, that total was less than half of what 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened with in 2014, when it debuted to the tune of $65.5 million. Tmnt 2's reign will most likely end early, going up against three newcomers, Universal's Warcraft, Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2 and Warner Bros.' The Conjuring 2. If our projections are correct, then Warcraft should have no trouble coming out on top this weekend.

While exact theater counts have not been given yet, Box Office Mojo reports that Warcraft is expected to debut in an estimated 3,400 theaters, while The Conjuring 2 is expected to open in approximately 3,100 theaters and Now You See Me 2 is set to debut in 3,000 theaters. Of these three new releases, only The Conjuring 2 is a hit with the critics, »

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Warcraft Makes a Killing at International Box Office with $16.3M

28 May 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A few of the major movie sites around the Internet have published advanced reviews for Warcraft, which do not paint it in a favorable light. Most call it a movie made for gamers only, and some have hinted at a big summer flop. While we don't know how the movie will fare on U.S. soil, as it won't open until June 10, the movie is making a killing with an impressive $16.3M debut through Friday in International markets.

Directed by the late David Bowie's son Duncan Jones, Warcraft arrives from Legendary and Universal Pictures as yet another video game adaptation in a market that has not been favorable to them. The movie took in $9.3M on Thursday, invading a total of 20 markets. The movie is currently #1 at the foreign box office in 19 of those, defying expectations all around. According to Deadline, the movie is looking at a weekend cume of $30M. »

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‘Warcraft’ Heading for $30 Million-Plus Overseas Launch

28 May 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary-Universal’s “Warcraft” is opening impressively internationally, heading for more than $30 million in 20 markets in its first weekend — two weeks ahead of launches in China and the United States.

The box office total as of Friday has hit $16.3 million. Russia is leading the way with $4.9 million in two days with a 65% market share as it posted the second largest opening day of the year behind “Deadpool.”

Warcraft” generated the biggest opening day of the year in Germany on Thursday with $2.2 million. Its two-day total has hit $3.5 million with a 45% market share.

In France, “Warcraft” has grossed $2.2 million in three days. In Sweden, it opened Friday with $539,000, making it Universal’s third-biggest opening day ever behind “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Furious 7.”

Warcraft” also opened in first in Austria, Denmark (third-biggest opening of the year), Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Middle East, Norway, Pakistan, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. »

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‘Warcraft’ Opens in First in 11 International Markets With $9.3 Million

27 May 2016 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary-Universal’s fantasy actioner “Warcraft” has opened solidly with $9.3 million and first-place finishes in 11 international markets — two weeks ahead of its U.S. and China launches.

Germany opened No. 1 on Thursday with $2.2 million for the biggest opening day of the year with a 50% market share.

Russia generated a first-place launch with $2.8 million, which marks the second-biggest opening day of 2016 behind only “Deadpool.” It is the seventh-biggest opening day of all time in Russia and the fifth biggest non-holiday opening day ever.

France saw a first-place launch on Wednesday with $983,000. The two-day total has hit $1.5 million. Austria opened Thursday with $280,000 and a 48% market share.

Warcraft” also opened No. 1 in Denmark, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Lebanon, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The film, which carries a $160 million price tag, will also launch this weekend in Norway and Sweden.

Warcraft” is based on  Blizzard Entertainment’s multi-player game and centers on the »

- Dave McNary

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Review: High-fantasy 'Warcraft' can't shake game-to-movie adaptation problems

26 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today I turned 46 years old. I’m not sure if that’s too old for me to play video games. I certainly hope not, since I find them relaxing in a way that is valuable to me. Then again, I’m not sure who gets to decide if they are or aren’t appropriate, since I’m part of the first generation to be able to grow up playing games. I was there for Pong and Space Invaders and Asteroids and Pac-Man, and I was there for the first consoles at home. I’ve been a fan as long as there have been video games, and I remain a devoted fan of gaming in general even if I don’t always love the culture around it. What I find strange is how completely and utterly I have somehow avoided World Of Warcraft. Unlike films, where I find that I’m open to pretty much anything, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Warcraft Early Reviews Predict a Big Box Office Flop

24 May 2016 6:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The summer movie season is currently in full swing, with kids and adults alike flocking to their local theaters to catch this summer's crop of blockbusters. While superheroes and sequels will likely dominate the box office this summer, with Captain America: Civil War already crossing $1 billion worldwide, there is one non-superhero movie that a large section of fans have been waiting years for. In just a few weeks, Legendary will release the long-awaited video game adaptation Warcraft, which hits theaters on June 10. Earlier today, the first wave of reviews were posted for Warcraft, and they aren't exactly positive.

Before we delve into these critiques, it's worth noting that only five reviews have been posted on Rotten Tomatoes thus far, two of which are positive and three of which are negative, resulting in an early 40% Rt score. Of course, dozens of reviews will certainly come flooding in over the next few weeks, »

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Film Review: ‘Warcraft’

24 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The epic battle at the center of “Warcraft” isn’t the clash between humans and orcs. That’s just what takes up roughly two hours of screen time. The true conflict comes from filmmakers trying to tell a story with soul and struggling against the inherent ridiculousness of the commodity they’re working with. It shouldn’t take a mage to foresee that this pricey and preposterous adaptation of an online gaming phenomenon was preordained for artistic mediocrity.

With little concern for all those already perplexed at the mention of orcs and mages, “Warcraft” plunges headfirst into a fantasy realm teeming with mythical creatures, magical spells and exotically named characters and locations. It’s a take-it-or-leave-it approach likely to have most audience members opting for the latter, though devotees of the immersive role-playing source material may have an entirely different experience. If so, Universal will have to hope they storm »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Warcraft Preview Charges Onto the Battlefield

24 May 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few weeks time, the mystical fantasy world of Warcraft will be presented on the big screen for the first time, when this video game adaptation hits theaters on June 10. To get fans ready for this immense adventure, Legendary Pictures has presented a new preview, where director Duncan Jones offers some insight into this immense undertaking, giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production. We also hear from a number of different crew members who reveal how the size and scope of this massive movie is unparalleled to anything that has come before.

The preview from Legendary's YouTube page sheds new light on this fantasy adventure set in the realm of Azeroth, which has enjoyed peace for hundreds of years. Now this magical land stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders. Orc warriors are fleeing their dying home to colonize another. »

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Warcraft: The Beginning review

24 May 2016 3:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A great videogame adaptation at last, or another grind? Here’s our review of Duncan Jones’ action fantasy, Warcraft...

Gryphons. Dark magic. Orcs swinging colossal hammers that make Thor’s Mjolnir look like one of those little things your grandmother uses to smash up toffee. Based on the Blizzard videogames of the same name, Warcraft marks a considerable change of pace for Duncan Jones, who previously brought us the deliciously poignant Moon and the taut sci-fi thriller, Source Code.

If there’s a connecting thread between Warcraft and Jones’ earlier movies, it’s in its effervescent tone and clear affection for genre movies of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Where Moon lovingly referenced Silent Running or Outland, Warcraft appears to take its cue not from the blood-and-thunder fantasy of the trendy Game Of Thrones, but old-school fare like Beastmaster, Legend and the movies of Ray Harryhausen.

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Check Out The First Clips, B-Roll Footage And A New Batch Of Stills From Duncan Jones' Warcraft

12 May 2016 6:58 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We don't have long to go until the release of Duncan Jones' fantasy adventure, Warcraft. Many fans have had a decidedly mixed reaction to the trailers and TV spots for the movie, but gamers seem to have embraced what we've seen so far as a faithful interpretation of the World of Warcraft video games. Check out some new stills and a couple of minutes of B-roll footage below, and let us know if you're looking forward to the movie or not.                 Legendary’s Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. »

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Horror Highlights: The Hexecutioners Trailer, Warcraft Character Videos, Wolf Creek Series

10 May 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A trailer for Jesse Thomas Cook’s The Hexecutioners has landed and can be seen right here in today’s Horror Highlights. The film is also now available in the UK and will soon be released in Canada by Anchor Bay. Also: a look at four new Warcraft character videos and a behind-the-scenes video for the Stan original series Wolf Creek.

The Hexecutioners Trailer and Distribution Details: “Three years ago Proposition 117 was passed allowing private medical films to conduct assisted suicide procedures. Two disparate young women working for a Rite-to-Die company are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom Euthanasia ritual, but unwittingly summon the spirits of a death cult that once inhabited the property.

Produced by Foresight Features. Available in May 2016 from Studio Canal in the UK. Coming soon in Canada from Anchor Bay Entertainment.”

Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook from a screenplay by Tony Burgess, The Hexecutioners stars Liv Collins, »

- Tamika Jones

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