1-20 of 702 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Adam Sandler throws one heck of a holiday party. The Hollywood funnyman held his annual bash at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, Calif., on Wednesday evening. And considering the lengthy guest list, the evening affair was a regular who's who of Tinsletown! E! News has learned that Demi Moore, Julianne Hough, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Chord Overstreet, Marilyn Manson and Vanilla Ice all made appearances at Sandler's party. But wait! There's more! Bella Thorne, Miles Teller, Brett Ratner, Joey Fatone, Slash, David Spade and the actor's longtime pal Rob Schneider were also there. Now if that's not a motley crew, we don't know what is… A source »
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a laudable, rousing movie that also made me feel like a total perv. How did this happen? To be fair, there are a handful of scenes in the movie that are fully meant to carry a sexual charge — Finnick's lascivious sugar cube scene, for one, or Johanna's totes inappropes elevator stripdown — and yet all too often, I found other moments to be titillating in ways that surely weren't intended. I promise you that I am not normally this person! (You know the sort of person: She's your co-worker Betsy, and that one weird day when you had to use her computer, you found that she was in the middle of writing a very Nc-17 slash-fic starring Taylor Lautner and a bendy, bi-curious Robert Pattinson.) But in the interest of full disclosure, let me tell you the five Catching Fire scenes where I »
- Kyle Buchanan
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
Do you like ’300?’ What about ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Troy?’ More importantly, do you like seeing Kellan Lutz without his shirt on? Then you Have to see the new trailer for ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins!’ Watch it below!
Kellan Lutz is officially stepping out of the Twilight shadow into a franchise of his own. And if the trailer of Hercules: The Legend Begins is any indication, he’s also out to prove that his six-pack is even more impressive than Taylor Lautner‘s!
The Hercules flick definitely takes some cues from other movies from the same time period – 300, Gladiator, Troy, etc. — but it appears that Kellan has been able to breathe new life into a tired topic.
As Hercules, the former Twilight star is (as far as he knows) a bastard son to a queen who is unaware of his true identity and ability. »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
The final sketch on Saturday Night Live is almost always the weirdest. It's typically reserved for the kind of high-concept idea that wins over high-ranking elements of the writers room, but is too strange to run any earlier. Very few people probably went into last night's episode, hosted by a Hunger Games co-star who was born after Pearl Jam’s Ten came out, expecting a show comprised of 75% final sketches. Those people must have the gift of clairvoyance, though, because that is exactly what happened. Josh Hutcherson, as it turns out, is no Taylor Lautner. He's not just a star from the current monolithic Ya movie phenomenon, asked to host SNL in a transparent plea for younger viewers. Rather, he is a versatile performer who is able to handle every odd request thrown his way. Can you do a fey Southern accent, Josh? Yep. Can you credibly pull off some »
- Joe Berkowitz
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel poised for biggest domestic November debut ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) On Friday, November 22, 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (slightly) surpassed the higher end of early North American box office predictions, pulling in an estimated $70.5 million (including $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows) from 4,163 sites as per Box Office Mojo. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games sequel seems poised to shatter the current November opening-weekend record held by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. But then again, comparisons between the two movies may not be exactly fair; more on that below. Last week, some box office pundits (and, reportedly, Lionsgate Pictures as well) were expecting Catching Fire to open somewhere near Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3‘s $174.14 million »
- Zac Gille
Jennifer Lawrence ‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Surpassing ‘Twilight: New Moon’ for biggest domestic November opening ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is expected to collect anywhere between $63-$70 million (according to Nikki Finke) and $67.5 million (according to Deadline.com) at 4,163 North American locations on Friday, November 22, 2013. That figure includes an estimated $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows, as found at Box Office Mojo. (Saturday addendum: Catching Fire opened with an estimated $70.5 million. See also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Early, unofficial weekend estimates have the second installment in the Hunger Games movie franchise grossing anywhere between $140-$150 million in the U.S. and Canada by Sunday evening. Some early prognosticators had Catching Fire soaring much higher, up to Iron Man 3 heights ($174.14 million, »
- Zac Gille
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: ‘Midnight’ shows nearly 30% ahead of ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, raked in a remarkable $25.25 million from evening shows on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in North America (playing at 4,163 locations on Friday), according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That’s 28 percent higher than the $19.74 million at 2,565 locations earned by its predecessor, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games; it’s also one of the biggest domestic "midnight" debuts ever. (See more on that below. Scroll down to check out a video of Jennifer Lawrence yelling back at yelling photographers at the Catching Fire New York premiere. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Now, in the paragraph above »
- Zac Gille
As if we needed another reason to swoon over Liam Hemsworth. The handsome Hunger Games star attended the Catching Fire premiere at the Regal Pinnacle 18 Cinema in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday to pay a visit to a few teens with special needs who are part of Variety—The Children's Charity of East Tennessee. But not only did Hemsworth bring smiles to many faces, he, along with director Francis Lawrence, helped raise over $500,000 for a good cause. "The benefit premiere helped raise a record-breaking $558,000. It beat the former record that Twilight premiere raised of $470,000 when Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart attended in 2009," Carol Fusco, executive director of the charity, tells E! »
Hard to believe, but there was a time before "The Twilight Saga." Five long years ago, Stephenie Meyer's books were best-sellers, but most people didn't know about her sparkly romantic vampires. "Kellan Lutz" and "Jackson Rathbone" were not household names. And Kristen Stewart was still best known for playing Jodie Foster's asthmatic little girl in "Panic Room."
All that changed five years ago this week, on November 21, 2008, with the debut of "Twilight." The vampire romance made instant A-listers out of Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. It went on to earn about $400 million worldwide and spawn four similarly huge sequels (total worldwide gross: $3.3 billion). It put independent studio Summit on the map (where it was eventually gobbled up by Lionsgate) and launched a vogue that continues to this day for fantasy movies that appeal to teenage girls (notably, the "Hunger Games" franchise).
With its large supporting cast of vampires, »
- Gary Susman
Taylor Swift has a slew of celebrity ex boyfriends and many of them have been targeted in her songs. The beautiful country- pop singer and songwriter recently dazzled at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and Taylor says she is never afraid to show her ''raw, real emotions'' in public. The '22' hitmaker is famous for the personal content of her songs - which include a number of tracks written about her famous ex-boyfriends, which include Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and One Direction's Harry Styles - and she hopes they send a message her fans can empathize with. She told New York magazine: ''I think allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. ''Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human. I'm fine with being honest with my fans about the »
Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg ‘Maps to the Stars’ gets German distribution, Toronto screening Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke’s Mfa+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood satire at the American Film Market, recently held in Santa Monica. Mfa+ also picked up Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish thriller A Hijacking / Kapringen, which has a similar premise to that of the Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks hit Captain Phillips. (Photo: Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars.) In Map to the Stars, John Cusack (replacing Viggo Mortensen) plays a Los Angeles analyst and self-help guru whose wife (Olivia Williams) is immersed in the career of their teen star son (Evan Bird), fresh off of rehab. Their daughter (Mia Wasikowska »
- Andre Soares
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: Strong Brazil opening points to bigger international hit than ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, toplining Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, debuted in Brazil last Friday, November 15, 2013. A national holiday ("Proclamation of the Republic"), November 15 has proven to be a highly profitable "opening date" in Brazil; in 2012, Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 broke both single-day and opening-weekend records at the Brazilian box office. Now comes Catching Fire, which far surpassed the box office take of its predecessor. Surely it’s no coincidence that both the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises currently belong to the Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures combo. Or that both franchises have been/are being distributed in Brazil by Paris Filmes, possibly that country’s biggest homegrown film distribution entity. »
- Andre Soares
For a while there it seemed there really would be a live-action Stretch Armstrong movie based on the action figure first launched by Hasbro in 1976. For the longest time Taylor Lautner was attached to star and Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara) was going to direct for an April 2014 release. However, last month it was announced Relativity had abandoned the film altogether. Probably for the best, but the story isn't quite over. A nearly five-minute animatic detailing what the film may have looked like has come online. It was directed by James Rothwell who has worked in the art department for movies such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes and several Marvel movies including the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, based on storyboards by Collin Grant who worked in the art department of The Matrix and on the upcoming Jurassic World. Check it out below. yt id ="8HtNzFnS »
- Brad Brevet
Remember when Twilight star Taylor Lautner was supposed to play Stretch Armstrong in a live action feature film? Me neither. Apparently, the cause of its abandonment was that Lautner's action vehicle Abduction failed at the box office, as well as another toy movie Battleship.
Thanks to FilmSketchr, we have an alleged storyboard for the film by illustrator Collin Grant and animatic creator Jim Rothwell. This hasn't been confirmed by a studio but it looks pretty legit. Here's the storyboard...
I surprisingly love this footage. I know it seems really derivative, but keep in mind this is a storyboard, which usually doesn't have a director's voice and are made to be pretty generic. Maybe if Lautner wasn't attached this could've been something. Guess we'll never know... Anybody else like the storyboard? Would you still like to see a Stretch Armstrong movie? Let us know in the comments...
- Gary Collinson
Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin starring for Joe Dante in ‘Burying the Ex’ Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin are slated to star in Burying the Ex, to be directed by veteran Joe Dante (Gremlins). As per various online reports, the indie horror comedy is to start shooting on Monday, November 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Ashley Greene) In Burying the Ex, Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene play lovers — he’s really nice; she’s really overbearing — whose relationship go fast downhill once they move in together. How to find a way out? Luckily, the girlfriend suffers a freak accident and dies; unluckily, she rises from the grave. Besides Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin, Burying the Ex also features Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper. Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is involved in the film’s production. Among Chartier’s other recent producing credits (in various capacities) are Robert Redford’s little-seen The Company You Keep, »
- Anna Robinson
Peter Facinelli knows a thing or two about genetically and supernaturally gifted families after six years of leading the Cullen clan in The Twilight Saga. Now Facinelli is focusing on a new bad-ass brood with Protocol: Orphans, a graphic novel he created with writer Michael Alan Nelson, illustrator Mariano Navarro and ... Jeff Probst?
"To be honest, I was inspired by Survivor," Facinelli told ETonline. "I was watching Survivor and wondering why I was so addicted to it. I realized I liked it so much because it's about a group of strong-thinking people that were thrown together and have to work together as a group. That idea inspired me to create this comic about a bunch of highly trained orphans that, to save the world, have to work together as a family. A big dysfunctional family."
Video - Meet The Renesmee Audiences Never Saw in Breaking Dawn - Part 2
The series focuses on five teens who were placed »
Just last month, we learned that Relativity Media had killed the big screen adaptation of Hasbro's elastic toy Stretch Armstrong. The project had been developing at Relativity after the property fell away from Universal, which once attached Taylor Lautner to lead it, but no one has been able to make it work (we wish the same thing happened with Battleship). We'll never see the story that might have been, but we do get to see one particular scene for Relativity's action adventure that would have been called Armstrong in the form of a five-minute animatic directed by James Rothwell, and there's cool, surprisingly violent, action. An animatic scene from the defunct Stretch Armstrong movie from Film Sketcher (via The Playlist): It's pretty interesting that the story takes place in a universe where other people have powers, making Stretch Armstrong not all that special. That sounds like a cool way »
- Ethan Anderton
Hey, remember when they were seriously considering making a Stretch Armstrong movie with Taylor Lautner as the title character? Well, the disappointing box office returns for Lautner’s Abduction and the Battleship feature have apparently killed the project, but that doesn’t mean you can’t marvel at what might have been – and count your blessings that this thing never got past the early stages of development – with this animatic storyboard sequence from the unmade film. What’s most interesting about the animatic -- created by James Rothwell, based on Collin Grant’s storyboards -- isn’t the bizarre imagery of an animated Lautner swinging through the city like Spider-Man (although seeing his arms stretch out in the sequence is pretty...
- Mike Bracken
1-20 of 702 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners