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Magic Mike 3: What Are The Chances It Actually Happens?

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

We have been engaging in a number of interesting conversations regarding sequels, as they apply to the current summer blockbuster season. Certain sequels . like Colin Trevorrow.s Jurassic World -- seem to be earning the right to continue telling their story, earning more than enough at the box office to justify exploring where Bd Wong flew off to near the end of this adventure. Others . and I.m looking in the general direction of Terminator: Genisys -- failed to ignite the North American box office, leaving their potential future in jeopardy. Where, though, does that leave the lithe, limber and lovable male strippers from Gregory Jacobs. Magic Mike Xxl? The sequel to Steven Soderbergh.s surprise indie hit earned far less in its opening frame ($11 million over three days, and $26 million over 5 days) than its immediate predecessor, which banked a healthy $39.1M back in 2012, en route to a $113M domestic »

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Why Jurassic World's Director Had Big Problems With The Trailers

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

There is a natural conflict between the filmmaker and the studio, according to Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. The duty of the former is to storytelling, while the duty of the latter is to sell the film to audiences. Those conflicting interests cultivate uneven ground, which was the case when the first trailers for Jurassic World came out. In light of everything these promos revealed, Trevorrow ended up having lots of problems with the marketing campaign.  In an interview with IGN, the filmmaker had an opportunity to vent about these issues. He said:  My opinion? They have shown far more of this movie than I would have ever wanted. If you recall, the first Jurassic World trailer showcased CG-heavy dinosaurs, teased the Indominus Rex, and featured a lot of action, including that now famous scene of Chris Pratt leading his herd of raptors on the back of a motorcycle, mere »

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Jurassic World's prehistoric beasties defeat newcomers at Us box office

6 July 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Blockbuster dinosaur disaster epic Jurassic World remains No 1 – with Pixar’s Inside Out less than $1m behind – as new releases Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike Xxl struggle to make an impact

Sci-fi blockbuster Jurassic World continued to reign at the Us box office over the key Fourth of July weekend, scoring $30.9m to hold off challenges from Pixar’s Inside Out and newcomers Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike Xxl.

Colin Trevorrow’s film also overtook Avengers: Age of Ultron to hit the top five highest-grossing films of all time, with $1.385bn (£890m). In its fourth week of release, it boasts $558.1m in North America alone, the fourth best figure ever.

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- Ben Child

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Box Office: Jurassic World Takes 5th Highest Grosser Spot From Avengers 2

5 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Can anything put a halt to Jurassic World's box office dominance? Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the best chance in December, but until we return to the galaxy far, far away Universal's dinos will likely continue to chew up the competition. The Colin Trevorrow directed sequel raked in another $42M in 66 territories over the weekend for an international total of $826.9M, surpassing Avengers: Age Of Ultron as the fifth highest grosser ever with $1.385B. Critics were not overly fond of Paramount's Terminator Genisys, but it's not doing too badly at the Bo... at least, internationally. The Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer took in an estimated $85.5M overseas, giving it a global total of around $130M. To find out how animated adventures Inside Out and Minions are doing, click the link below. »

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Industry report on Korean Cinema (June 2015)

4 July 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

We present the monthly industry report on South Korean Cinema.

Overview

This month more than 14 million people attended the South Korean cinemas, resulting in sales over 103 million dollars. Once again Foreign Films came on top with 60 % of the market (8.4 million admissions) gathering $64 million dollars. Korean Films were watched by the 40% of the public (5.6 million admissions) getting more than $40 million dollars.

Taking into account the numbers obtain this month with the ones from 2014 we can see that there is a small decrease in the industry. The total number of admissions decrease 11.03%. Despite this the total admissions for Korean Films had an increase of 26.46%. It also manage to get more market share than in 2014. Foreign Films shown a decrease of 25% and lost market share something rare during this months.

Movie Release

The Classified File – Northern Limit Line – The Silenced

This month the most watched Korean Films were: “The Classified File” (Showbox) directed by Kwak Kyung-taek with 2.330.806 admissions, »

- Sebastian Nadilo

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Watch: 'Jurassic World' Trailer Spoof Takes Fan-Made Content To A New Level

2 July 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Here's the Problem with the Success of 'Jurassic World' Many of the fan-made "Jurassic World" trailers are videos with scenes from other films spliced together, others are edited compilations of the film's official trailers, but this latest contribution isn't quite like the rest.  Popular Korean YouTuber Hozzah2 stars in a recently uploaded rendition of the "Jurassic World" trailer, a parody that features some pretty innovative swap-ins for the film's $150 million dinosaurs and more importantly, a very convincing Chris Pratt impression. The remake plays simultaneously with the original trailer and its audio in the split screen video above. Check it out, you'll never notice the difference.  Read More: Listen: 1-Hour Talk With Colin Trevorrow And Chris Pratt About 'Jurassic World,' Subverting Expectations, And More »

- Jessica Cariaga

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The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot

2 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer has seen Mad Max, Jurassic World and Terminator movies hit cinemas. Ryan looks at what’s good and bad about the soft reboot...

This piece contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator: Genisys

If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.

Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »

- ryanlambie

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Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons Depart Kong: Skull Island

1 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Kong: Skull Island has lost two of its great actors. Deadline reports that Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have both left the project due to scheduling conflicts. The movie was originally set to begin filming in the fall, but pushed back its production to the end of the year. Because both actors have other commitments and Kong is likely to be a demanding shoot (as most action movies are), they had to exit. Thankfully, Tom Hiddleston remains on board. Also, while it sucks that Keaton and Simmons are leaving, at least it’s not under “creative differences”. These scheduling conflicts happen, and there’s no reason to think that there’s anything inherently wrong with the film, which intends to “fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the iconic ape as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.” We don't know much more than that, »

- Matt Goldberg

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‘Jurassic World’ Director’s Next Movie ‘Book of Henry’ May Find a Home at Focus

30 June 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Focus Features is in discussions to acquire domestic distribution rights to “Book of Henry,” which is expected to be the next film from “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. “Book of Henry” is an original screenplay written by best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz (“You’re Next”). The plot is being kept under wraps, and production will start this fall in New York. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and co-produce the film with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce along with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman (“Gran Torino”), while Ske’s Carla Hacken and Jim. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Focus Chases 'Jurassic World' Director Colin Trevorrow's Hush-Hush 'Book of Henry'

30 June 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What is "Book of Henry"? Outside of being "Jurassic World" indie-turned-studio-for-hire director Colin Trevorrow's followup, marking a return to smaller-scale filmmaking, we know little about the project scripted by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. But Focus Features is reportedly circling the movie, reports Variety, on the heels of the box-office breaking numbers for Universal's "Jurassic." If the deal is sealed, this would keep Trevorrow — who is no longer the hot indie maverick of "Safety Not Guaranteed" days — in the Universal family. But is this high-end classy Focus or mainstream genre Focus (which is supposedly now Gramercy)?  Read More: 'Jurassic World' Director Colin Trevorrow Lands Hush-Hush Next Project Production is still expected to begin in New York this Fall, which means casting (and hopefully plot details) will surface in the coming months. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will produce the film. Hurwitz is also adapting his »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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Focus Circles ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Book of Henry’ (Exclusive)

30 June 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following the record-shattering success of “Jurassic World,” it’s no surprise how quickly a studio moved to ensure they were next in line to work with the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow.

While negotiations have yet to begin, sources tell Variety that Focus Features is in discussions to acquire domestic distribution rights to Trevorrow’s next movie, “Book of Henry.”

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and co-produce the film with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce, along with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Ske’s Carla Hacken and Jim Tauber are executive producers.

Production is expected to start this fall in New York so casting will likely rev up over the next month. The script was written by Gregg Hurwitz, but plot details are being kept under wraps.

If a deal closes, as expected, Trevorrow will remain in the Universal family, following their successful collaboration on “Jurassic World, »

- Justin Kroll

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The Accidental Weirdness of ‘Jurassic World’

28 June 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World is closing in on $1 billion at the worldwide box office and it’s fairly easy to see why: people like dinosaurs, adults like their childhoods more, and kids, who like dinosaurs even more than everyone else, need an adult (in other words an extra ticket-purchaser) to get into the theatre thanks to that restrictive-but-not-really PG-13 rating. Add all that up, and you have a recipe for a movie that might as well act as a generator to conjure money out of thin air. Of course, with any widely-reached audience comes a healthy share of derision, and among more film-oriented corners of the internet (read: Twitter), World has become somewhat of a whipping boy. Even though it currently sits at a healthy 71% “fresh” rating on the Tomatometer, the film has been lambasted for being cynically-packaged, wildly stupid, unoriginal, and oddly mean-spirited. The out-of-control product placement and »

- Mike Kowzun

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Jurassic World climbs to eighth at the all time worldwide box office

28 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the fastest movie ever to gross a billion at the worldwide box office on Monday, Universal’s Jurassic World has now climbed to eighth in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

Jurassic World retained top spot at the Us box office this weekend at the third time of asking, becoming only the fifth film to break the $500 million mark domestically, and has pulled in a whopping $1.238 billion and counting around the globe.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel currently sits in eighth place in the all time chart between Frozen ($1.274 billion) and Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion), and is sure to catch the year’s highest-earners Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.369 billion) and Fast & Furious 7 ($1.511 billion).

See Also: Read our reviews of Jurassic World here, here, here and here

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howward (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil »

- Gary Collinson

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Jurassic World Wins The Weekend Once Again; Fifth Film Ever To Cross $500M Domestic

28 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

There is no stopping Jurassic World!  Universal's dinosaur sequel has won the weekend once again, bringing in over $54.2 million in its third weekend and barely edging out Pixar's Inside Out, which brought in $52.2 million in its second weekend. Elsewhere, Universal's latest release, Ted 2, finished #3 with an estimated $32.9 million.  The Chris Pratt-starrer has now become one of five films ever to cross $500 million at the North American box office. It's still too early to say how far Jurassic World will ultimately go, but reaching The Dark Knight's domestic total of $534.9 million seems like a given at this point, especially if it has a good Fourth of July weekend. Additionally, the Colin Trevorrow-directed film is now officially the highest grossing film domestically of the year, overtaking Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Globally, Jurassic World currently stands at $1.238 billion, with an overseas collection of over $737.5 million.   Records are meant »

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Mondo's Vinyl Pressing of Michael Giacchino's 'Jurassic World' Score

26 June 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Welcome to Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow's new entry in the Jurassic Park series has broken numerous global box office records, and is still playing strong in theaters around the world. One of the better parts of the film is the score from composer Michael Giacchino, who does his best to hold his own and deliver an exciting soundtrack for the dinosaur movie. There's no point in comparing John Williams work because he really is in a league of his own, but I'm just as impressed by the score Giacchino came up with for Jurassic World. Austin based art house Mondo is releasing a special limited vinyl pressing of Giacchino's Jurassic World score with art by Stan & Vince. Even if you don't really need the vinyl, the artwork is worth viewing. Here's the art by Stan & Vince (website) for the Jurassic World soundtrack vinyl - found via CinemaBlend: The vinyl »

- Alex Billington

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Ant-Man Reactions Are In, Here's What The Critics Are Saying

25 June 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The summer movie season has already delivered big hits like Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, George Miller.s Mad Max: Fury Road, and Colin Trevorrow.s Jurassic World - but if you think we.re close to done you better think again, as the next couple months are filled with more anticipated blockbusters. Certainly towards the top of the list is the latest effort from Marvel Studios . Peyton Reed.s Ant-Man - and while the film isn.t coming out for a few more weeks, social media reactions have already begun pouring in. The first press screenings of Ant-Man were held Thursday night, and journalists have begun sharing their thoughts on the upcoming film. So what did they think? Check out a sampling below! Let.s start with our very own Eric Eisenberg, who saw Ant-Man and said: Ant-Man is a different Marvel movie in scale (go »

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Watch: 1990s VHS Kids Remake Of Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park'

25 June 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We already know about the two kids that spent seven years making a shot-for-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in the '80s, as immortalized in “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.” But they’re not the only ones to have remade a Steven Spielberg film in their own likeness. As the run-up to “Jurassic World” proved, a generation of filmgoers fell in love with Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” as children, and Dangerous Minds has shared more evidence that if you bring two Spielberg fans together with a camera, a crude remake will result sooner rather than later. Read More: Interview: Colin Trevorrow Talks 'Jurassic World,' Sequels, Spielberg's Support, Nostalgia, Ruining Your Childhood & More  In this case, the filming process took place over six months during the summer of 1993, using toys and hand drawn backdrops yielding multiple versions of the film »

- Cain Rodriguez

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The Jurassic World Mondo Vinyl Soundtrack Has Really Sweet Cover Art, Check It Out

24 June 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mondo has a beautiful history with the music of the Jurassic Park franchise. Around this time last year, the company made waves with an exquisite vinyl press of the iconic original soundtrack to Steven Spielberg.s masterpiece. And now that Jurassic World is dominating the box-office charts, Mondo is at it again. and they are sharing the artwork for the recording with CinemaBlend, exclusively. Mondo just announced a first vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Colin Trevorrow.s Jurassic World, composed by the incredibly talented and prolific Michael Giacchino. We recently reported how the success of Jurassic World helped John Williams. original score to climb back up the music charts nearly 22 years after release. So it.s obvious that the music of the Jurassic series has almost as much of an impact as the special effects, performances and film craft have on the finished product. Mondo's web exclusive version of »

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Why picking yet Another dude to direct Spider-Man is boringly safe

24 June 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Another day in Hollywood, another superhero film greenlit with a male director. It happens with such frequency — 99.8% of the time — that it should feel commonplace by now. Jon Watts has been given the reins on Marvel and Sony’s attempt to co-parent Spider-Man, inserting a new Peter Parker within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he can play with the Avengers. If you’ve never heard of Jon Watts, you’re not alone. His resume is sparse. Two independent films — supernatural horror “Clown” and road thriller “Cop Car” — and a smattering of episodes of The Onion New Network web show precede Watts’ meteoric rise to the big leagues. This is a fantastic underdog story; a plucky nobody is scooped from obscurity and plopped into the middle of one of the highest-profile franchises in the country. It’s a veritable “Cinderella” story and I’m sure Watts will do »

- Donna Dickens

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Marvel sets Tom Holland as next Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct solo film

23 June 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The next Spider-Man….is British again.

Marvel announced on Tuesday that they would be finding someone across the pond to play Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of Spider-Man and they have named The Impossible and Wolf Hall star Tom Holland for the part.

Holland beat out a range of actors who tested for the role including Asa Butterfield (Hugo), who was rumored in mid-April to have the role all but locked up.

Holland doesn’t have an extensive resume with his biggest role (and first) coming beside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in The Impossible. He has also appeared in the television series, Wolf Hall, and is set to have a role in Ron Howard’s upcoming film,  In The Heart of the Sea.

Marvel also tapped Jon Watts to direct the film with the director just finishing up his Sundance film, Cop Car. Much like his actor, Watts »

- Zach Dennis

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