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Steven Spielberg Will Direct Jennifer Lawrence In This Dangerous War Drama

7 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Jennifer Lawrence's fast and impressive rise to the top of the A-list has seen her have the opportunity to work with some legitimately great directors - including David O. Russell, Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn - but her next project will see her team up with one of Hollywood's most legendary filmmakers. That's because she has agreed to be a part of the upcoming war film It.s What I Do, a film that is in the works with none other than Steven Spielberg attached to take the helm. Deadline got the scoop on this new project, with the site reporting that Warner Bros. is closing a deal for the movie after a big auction. The project is based on the memoir It.s What I Do: A Photographer.s Life Of Love And War, which was written by photographer Lynsey Addario, and is set shortly after the events »

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Industry report on Korean cinema (February 2015)

19 hours ago | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

We present the second Industry report on the South Korean Cinema.

Overview

 

It is estimated that more than 16 million people went to the cinemas on February and ticket sales reach $116 million dollars. Korean Films were watched by more than 8 million people and had a revenue of $57 million dollars. Foreign Films were also able to sell more than 8 million tickets rising $59 million dollars. Another fact to remark is that the market share was almost the same for both Korean and Foreign films.

 

Now if we compare these numbers with the ones obtained on February 2014 we can see that the industry had a very significant decrease. The total number of admissions descend 12%, rising $11 million dollars less. The biggest impact was on Korean films where there was a decrease of 18.83% in the number of admissions compared to last year. The Foreign films also decrease in the numbers of admissions by 4.51%.

 

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- Sebastian Nadilo

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Will Smith returns to the top as ‘Focus’ wins the weekend box office

1 March 2015 3:48 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Will Smith, star of numerous blockbusters over the course of his career, re-established his box office draw, as his latest feature Focus won the box office over the weekend, finishing with $19.1 million. The film marks Smith’s first prominent role since 2013’s After Earth, as he has been largely absent from the big screen since then, save for minor roles in Anchorman 2 and A Winter’s Tale. This is also Smith’s first no. 1 opening weekend since 2012’s Men in Black 3, adding to a number of commercial successes to the star’s credit in a filmography that includes Independence Day, Wild Wild West, and Hitch.

Barring the entry of Focus in the top spot, the weekend’s top 3 remained unchanged, as Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water held on to the second and third spot respectively, finishing with a difference of less than a million, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Kingsman Rocks: 5 Awesome Movie Uses Of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird

1 March 2015 12:50 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There have been some amazing uses of music in film over the years, most notably in recent decades, coming from pop culture music enthusiast/filmmakers like Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Sometimes songs tie in to movies with such dramatic results that the two are forever linked in time. You can't imagine the scene without the song, and you can't hear the song without picturing the scene. I don't know about you, but to this day I still can't listen to "Stuck In The Middle With You" without thinking of Mr. Blonde slicing off Marvin Nash's ear. That said, there is the rare occurrence when a famous track is used multiple times across several films, all with spectacularly memorable results. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" is one of those songs. This classic jam has been used in a number of films over the years, most recently in Matthew Vaughn »

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How did the Oscar winners do at the Box Office?

1 March 2015 12:21 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Will Smith returned to no. 1 at the box office, but was snowy weather across most of the country or diminished star power to blame for the lower than expected opening? "Focus," which is also the first leading role for rising star Margot Robbie, opened to $19.1 million.  Pre-release polling indicated the thriller would earn between $23-26 million over the three-day.  Instead, it came in substantially lower and became Smith's smallest opening since "Seven Pounds" which found $14.8 million in 2008.  Remarkably, it also took in less than 2013's bomb "After Earth" which debuted to $27.5 million. The Warner Bros. production reportedly cost $50 million and, at this point, will need international to push it into profitability. Showing impressive word of mouth, 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" took second. Matthew Vaughn's action thriller dropped only 36% taking in another $11.7 million for $85.6 million to date.  It's on target to earn over $100 million domestically at this point. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The Us Box Office

1 March 2015 9:48 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last week’s second-weekend drop was no blip for Fifty Shades Of Grey: after the furore of its initial launch, the film has begun to fall quickly down the charts. Taking its place this weekend was the new Will Smith con drama Focus, which arrived to a relatively meagre $19.1 million despite a hefty ad campaign. With a $50 million plus budget to recoup, the movie will have to pull some financial tricks of its own to see a big profit.Kingsman: The Secret Service held on to second place, adding $11.7 million to its coffers and boosting its domestic total to $85.6 million. With more than $209 million worldwide already, it appears we may well be making a second visit to the spy universe in future – let’s hope the cast is really ready for what Matthew Vaughn apparently has planned. Also staying around was The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, which »

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Low-Budget 'Lazarus' D.O.A. at Domestic Box Office; 'Sniper' to Become Top 2014 Release

1 March 2015 4:10 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Lazarus Effect' box office: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass horror movie arrives comatose (photo: Olivia Wilde in 'The Lazarus Effect') (See previous post: "'Focus': Will Smith Has One of Worst Opening Weekends of His Career.") Despite recent news that human head transplants are a mere two years away, the Mark Duplass-Olivia Wilde horror movie The Lazarus Effect – about bringing the dead back to life (as if world overpopulation weren't already a problem) – grossed $10.6 million from 2,666 U.S. and Canada venues on opening weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Relativity Studios-distributed low-budget horror flick had earned an estimated $3.8 million on opening-day Friday, including $350,000 from Thursday night screenings. Last week, box-office prognosticators had been expecting an opening between $12-$14 million. That was adjusted downward to $10 million or whereabouts after the film's disappointing Friday debut. Some, in fact, »

- Zac Gille

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More "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

26 February 2015 3:14 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actor Michael Caine looking 40 years younger, similar to his classic spy movie character 'Harry Palmer', from a VFX-tweaked deleted sequence that will be available on the Blu-ray release of director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service":

"...the images show Caine's character 'Arthur' the head of the spy agency in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', when he was a young ruthless spy...

"...looking like British secret agent 'Harry Palmer' from the 1960's spy features 'The Ipcress File'...

"...'Funeral in Berlin'...

"...and 'Billion Dollar Brain", based on the novels by author Len Deighton..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and Michael Caine as 'Harry Palmer'...

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- Michael Stevens

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Kingsman Influence: 6 Directors Who Inspire Matthew Vaughn

25 February 2015 8:05 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Anyone who has seen Kingsman: The Secret Service will know just how exhilarating and plain-old entertaining it is. Matthew Vaughn eschewed the modern trend of taking a mature approach to the blockbuster, and instead glittered it with over-the-top flair and visuals. The acclaim and box office that Kingsman has received suggests that audiences have been pining to return to this trend, too. But Matthew Vaughn didn.t reinvent the wheel with Kingsman. Far from it. In fact, Vaughn.s inspiration and influences were blasted across the screen, and it speaks volumes that despite these obvious tips of the hat, Kingsman: The Secret Service still felt fresh and original. But which directors clearly influenced Matthew Vaughn.s work on Kingsman: The Secret Service? Well, to start with, here are the six most obvious. Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino.s influence on Matthew Vaughn has been apparent since Kick-Ass. However, while most impressionable »

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Kingsman deleted scene images featuring a digitally de-aged Michael Caine

25 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Jellyfish Pictures provided the visual effects for several scenes in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service (including the boardroom one with Colin Firth and Michael Caine), and the VFX company has released a couple of images from "a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger" that didn't appear in the final version of the film. Take a look: In a tweet about the deleted scene, The Secret Service creator Mark Millar says »

- Jesse Giroux

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'Kingsman' Deleted Scene Features a Young Michael Caine

24 February 2015 1:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is well on its way to being one of 2015's early box office hits, already taking in more than $155 million worldwide in just over one week in release. We reported last week that director Matthew Vaughn is already formulating ideas for Kingsman 2, but today we have images from one Kingsman: The Secret Service deleted scene that sadly wasn't included in the theatrical cut. U.K. visual effects house Jellyfish Pictures has posted two intriguing photos from a scene involving Michael Caine's Arthur, that made him look 40 years younger through VFX. Here's an excerpt from the Jellyfish website.

"Jellyfish worked on the VFX for the movie including a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger."

While no specific details were given about the scene, Kingsman: The Secret Service comic book creator Mark Millar confirmed that the scene was set in 1975, and that it was cut because director Matthew Vaughn thought, »

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'Kingsman' Deleted Scene Features a Young Michael Caine

24 February 2015 1:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is well on its way to being one of 2015's early box office hits, already taking in more than $155 million worldwide in just over one week in release. We reported last week that director Matthew Vaughn is already formulating ideas for Kingsman 2, but today we have images from one Kingsman: The Secret Service deleted scene that sadly wasn't included in the theatrical cut. U.K. visual effects house Jellyfish Pictures has posted two intriguing photos from a scene involving Michael Caine's Arthur, that made him look 40 years younger through VFX. Here's an excerpt from the Jellyfish website.

"Jellyfish worked on the VFX for the movie including a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger."

While no specific details were given about the scene, Kingsman: The Secret Service comic book creator Mark Millar confirmed that the scene was set in 1975, and that it was cut because director Matthew Vaughn thought, »

- MovieWeb

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Young Michael Caine Featured In Kingsman: The Secret Service Deleted Scene

24 February 2015 12:20 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's not clear how the scene you see below would have fit into Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, but comic book writer Mark Miller has confirmed their legitimacy as you can see below. They come from a VFX site (via Ain't It Cool) who specify that they "worked on the VFX for the movie including a complex sequence involving Michael Caine looking 40 years younger." I'd say they did a great job! The scene was obviously finished and cut from the theatrical version, so it will no doubt be included on the Blu-ray. It should be interesting to see what it involved anyway!  As great as this scene was, like the extra Hit-Girl training in KA1, Matthew felt it pulled the movie's pacing sideways & he was right. — Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 24, 2015 »

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James Gunn speaks out against “anti-comic book movie” comments at Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards

24 February 2015 12:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the Oscars on Sunday night, actor and singer Jack Black made some disparaging remarks against comic book movies singing, “opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!” The night previous, Nightcrawler writer and director Dan Gilroy also spoke out against a “tsunami of comic book movies” that he claims independent movie directors have to survive against.

Jumping to their defence was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who has previously spoken out against the Awards season for not giving blockbuster directors like himself, Anthony and Joe Russo, Joss Whedon and Matthew Vaughn the credit they deserve.

“I didn’t really find the Jack Black superhero jokes offensive, did you guys? It was, like, a joke. I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but the writing on the Oscars didn’t seem to be all that well thought out, »

- Luke Owen

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"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

23 February 2015 1:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From "The Good TheBad And TheUgly.Ca, Sneak Peek '...the good, the bad and the ugly..." in director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service", starring Colin Firth:

Michael Stevens for 'The Good' :

"Based on the 'graphic' graphic novel series by Mark Millar of "Kick-Ass" fame, director Matthew Vaughn's amusing take on the spy-film genre, takes delight in adapting the story of a gentlemen-run clandestine organization that recruits a 'Marty McFly'-like son (Taron Egerton) of a top field agent killed in the line of duty...

"...into a "My Fair Lady" transformative, ultra-competitive training program...

"...while a global threat emerges from a lisping, tech criminal named 'Valentine' (Samuel L. Jackson).

"Colin Firth as 'Agent Harry Hart' aka ''Galahad', steals most of the film's thunder...

"... as a slimmer, dapper version of brolly-swinging Brit super spy 'Steed' from the 1960's "Avengers" TV series...

"...with deadly gadgets and expert fighting skills, »

- Michael Stevens

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Chris Pratt talks Indiana Jones reboot rumours, “I don’t think it’s overwhelming to contemplate”

23 February 2015 7:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A rumour popped up late last month that suggested Disney were looking to retool/reboot the Indiana Jones franchise and use Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt in the leading role to replace Harrison Ford. Last week, another report came to light that original Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg himself was interested in helming the project, but there was no official confirmation of this.

On the red carpet of the Oscars last night, Pratt was asked about the rumours and if there is any truth to them:

“It’s all nothing until it’s something and so far it’s not something,” the actor told MTV. “I don’t think it’s overwhelming to contemplate.It’d be cool. No one’s called me. [There’s] a lot of talk about it. The pressure would come just because it’s such a great franchise you wouldn’t want to get it wrong, »

- Luke Owen

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Kingsman: The Secret Service crosses $150 million worldwide

23 February 2015 5:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With talk of a sequel being bounded around, it’s good news for Kingsman: The Secret Service as the movie passed $150 million worldwide over the weekend.

The movie, directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class), took $17.5 million in the Us, which was only marginally behind Fifty Shades of Grey‘s $23 million. With its foreign total of $86 million, Kingsman: The Secret Service now sits at $153.5 million worldwide – a great result for a movie with a projected budget of $81 million. You can order the first comic in Mark Miller’s Kingsman: The Secret Service on Amazon here.

See Also: Matthew Vaughn defends That joke at the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service, “some bloody feminists are accusing me of being a misogynist”

See Also: Kingsman: The Perfect Pairing Between Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar

Kingsman: The Secret Service reunites the creative team behind Kick Ass as Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman bring »

- Luke Owen

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Box Office: Kingsman: The Secret Service Passes $150 Million Worldwide

22 February 2015 1:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

20th Century Fox took a huge risk last week when they opened Kingsman: The Secret Service opposite Fifty Shades of Grey, but it paid off big time for them as moviegoers with taste flocked to see the comic book adaptation instead. Despite the fact that it's remained at #2 this week, Matthew Vaughn's movie still performed well, taking $17.5 million for a domestic total of $67.1 million. Add in another $33 million overseas from 54 markets for a foreign total of $86.6 million, and it currently has a worldwide cume of $153.7 million. In South Korea, Kingsman has taken $8.9 million to become the highest grossing R-rated foreign title to open there, while also beating every James Bond released in the country in just a fortnight! What did you guys think of the movie? »

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Box Office: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has a huge drop but holds on to no. 1

22 February 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fifty Shades of Grey" made more history in its second weekend, but its not something Universal Pictures will be bragging about any time soon.   The adaptation of E.L. James novel earned another $23.2 million for a monstrous $130.1 million in just 10 days.  Unfortunately, that also figures as a second weekend drop of 72.7% putting it in the top 40 plungers ever.  Still, with a massive $410.6 million globally you can expect news on the sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker," any day now. 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" had a much more palatable 51% drop taking in another $17.5 million for $67.1 million in less than two weeks.  The Matthew Vaughn directed franchise starter has earned $153.5 million worldwide making it his second highest grossing film ever after "X-Men: First Class." "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" remained in third with another $15.5 million and $125.1 million to date.  The Paramount Pictures release won't face any stiff family competition until »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Box Office Report: Fifty Shades Of Grey Drops Big, Still Dominates

22 February 2015 10:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a record-breaking berth last weekend due to Valentine’s Day and much upfront demand, Fifty Shades of Grey plummeted down to reality, but still finished in first place with an estimated $23.2 million. That is a 73% drop from its opening last weekend, which broke a record for the month of February. With mixed word-of-mouth and the lack of a romance-themed holiday boosting ticket sales, a large drop was expected. However, even when compared to female-skewing adaptations of popular books, it was steep. In comparison, the most a Twilight film fell in its sophomore weekend was 70%, while The Fault in Our Stars fell 69% last June. Valentine’s Day, which opened in the same frame five years ago, dropped 70% in its second weekend.

Even with the treacherous drop-off, Fifty Shades of Grey has earned $130.1 million in its first ten days, and is currently 2015’s biggest earner. (American Sniper is, technically, a 2014 release »

- Jordan Adler

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