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Box Office: Can 'Oculus' Producer Jason Blum Succeed Outside His Horror Comfort Zone?

14 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).

Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »

- Gary Susman

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Lusty debuts by Divergent, Grand Budapest Hotel

13 April 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kids and families flocked to The Lego Movie and the Captain America sequel while teenagers embraced Divergent and adults checked into The Grand Budapest Hotel last weekend.

All told it was a buoyant frame as nationwide takings improved by 6% to $18.25 million and six titles each earned more than $1 million.

Animated comedy The Lego Movie eased by 10% to $5.1 million in its second weekend, propelling its haul to $14.4 million, according to Rentrak.s estimates. The Village Roadshow Pictures/Warner Bros. co-production looks set to reach $28 million, if not $30 million, and the worldwide cume hit $US425 million.

Superhero adventure Captain America: The Winter Soldier grabbed $3.6 million despite falling by 40%, to elevate its 11-day total to $12.2 million. However the Marvel franchise isn.t tracking as strongly here as in the Us, where the film starring Chris Pine, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel J. Jackson has rung up $US159 million in 10 days.

Divergent, an action-adventure based on Veronica Roth.s novels, »

- Don Groves

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Lindsay Lohan will appear on 'Watch What Happens Live'. Let's plan the games!

10 April 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

For a very specific demographic, the ultimate news was just announced: Lindsay Lohan will appear on Watch What Happens Live! The episode will air next Thursday, April 17, EW has confirmed.

“This one is a long time coming. We love Lindsay and plan to celebrate the s@%# out of her!” host/executive producer Andy Cohen told E!.

Fans of the show know this has the potential to be quite the memorable episode. Not only is the live program proudly booze-soaked (a tradition they will obviously (right?) forgo for the evening), but the program’s cheeky charm thrives on Cohen asking the guests just-this-side-of-inappropriate questions. »

- Erin Strecker

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More Actors Named Chris Who Should Be Cast in Marvel Movies

9 April 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Praise be to the holy trinity of Marvel: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt. Are we supposed to believe that it's purely coincidence that the three hottest superheroes in the McU just happen to be named Chris? Please. Marvel needs to get their hands on more Chrises and transform them into some cut up, beefcake super studs. Start your search here, Marvel casting department: Chris Pine What You Know Him From: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, that movie with Denzel Washington where they're on an unstoppable train (it may have been called Unstoppable), not Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Who He Could Play: The new Hawkeye, once Jeremy Renner ages out of the role (which will be sooner »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor tipped to star as next Bond villain

5 April 2014 2:41 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Apr 5: Chiwetel Ejiofor has apparently become a favorite for film-makers to play villain in the next Bond movie.

According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated actor is being targeted to play opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond's nemesis in the 24th instalment of the spy movie franchise.

The Sam Mendes-directed film, which is yet to be titled, will also see the return of Ralph Fiennes as "M", Naomi Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (gadget guru "Q").

Ejiofor, who is currently filming 'Z for Zacariah' alongside Chris Pine and Margot Robbie, has not yet received an offer nor is in talks with Sony. »

- Diksha Singh

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For ‘James Bond’ Villain

4 April 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in Sony and MGM’s next installment in the James Bond series. No offer has been made yet and scheduling would still have to be worked out but sources insist he is the front-runner for the job.

The studio had no comment.

Daniel Craig is already set to return as Bond with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris set to return as well. “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes will again direct.

Plot details are unknown at this time. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce with John Logan penning the script. The plan is start production in the summer in order to meet the pic’s release date of Nov. »

- Justin Kroll

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Cast as the Next James Bond Villain?

4 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The gallery of James Bond villains is adding another Oscar nominee: Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The Wrap reports that the "12 Years a Slave" actor is in talks to join "Bond 24" as the main villain. Director Sam Mendes is returning to helm the movie after guiding "Skyfall" to critical acclaim and $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.

Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as Bond, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw all returning as M, Moneypenny, and Q, respectively. Producers are still searching for a new Bond girl and a Scandinavian love interest for the dashing spy.

Since starring in "12 Years a Slave," Ejiofor has been busy; he recently wrapped "Z for Zachariah" opposite Chris Pine and Margot Robbie, and is set to appear in "Triple Nine" with Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, and Aaron Paul.

Production on "Bond 24" should begin this fall, with an unknown release date. »

- Kelly Woo

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Entertainment Geekly: 'The Raid 2' and the death of Hollywood action movies

3 April 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

Hollywood only makes action movies now. Hollywood doesn’t really make action movies anymore. Both of those statements can’t be true, and yet, they’re both basically accurate. It is very rare for Hollywood to release a major non-Oscar  bait motion picture that doesn’t feature at least one and usually fifteen sequences where our conventional definition of “action” happens. “Action”: Gunfights, swordfights, bow-and-arrow fights, car chases, car crashes, car chases that flip into crashes, »

- Darren Franich

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Blum On Carnahan's "Stretch," "Jem" Movie

3 April 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Grey" and "Smokin Aces" director Joe Carnahan's controversial new drama "Stretch" was pulled from the release calendar a while back with many wondering when we will ever get to see it.

The story stars Patrick Wilson as a chauffeur whose new ride is a devious billionaire (Chris Pine). Their night together leads to increasingly dangerous encounters. Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, and Ray Liotta also star.

Universal had planned a wide release but essentially dropped the movie soon after scheduling it. The film's producer Jason Blum has now spoken about the release date incident and says there is a chance it could end up at Toronto this year. He tells Collider:

"What happened with it was that all of the movies that we make, we don't announce and date them wide until they're finished. We got ahead of ourselves with Stretch and dated the movie.

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- Garth Franklin

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Producer Jason Blum Explains Why Joe Carnahan’s Stretch Lost Its Release Date and When We Might See the Movie

3 April 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I was incredibly bummed when Joe Carnahan's Stretch was pulled from the calendar.  I'm a huge fan of the director (The Grey was my favorite film of 2012), and Stretch has a catchy premise: Patrick Wilson plays a chauffeur who picks up a difficult and devious billionaire, played in a cameo by Chris Pine.  As the night goes on, their interaction leads to increasingly dangerous encounters.  Jessica Alba, Brooklyn DeckerEd Helms, and Ray Liotta also appear in the film.  The movie was supposed to have a wide release, but Universal concluded it would be unwise to spend $20 million to $40 million to distribute the movie, so they dropped it. Yesterday, we spoke with producer Jason Blum for his new film, Oculus, and he also provided an update on the status of Stretch, and when we might finally see the film.  Hit the jump for more. Collider: It was so disappointing »

- Matt Goldberg

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Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama ‘Red Mohawk’

31 March 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama “The Red Mohawk.”

Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition titled “Psycho Killer” was published in October by Sonatine Editions in Paris.

Maguire and Matthew Plouffe are producing with Milchan.

Anonymous also penned “The Book With No Name,” “The Eye of the Moon,” “The Devil’s Graveyard” and “The Book of Death” — a series centered on the Bourbon Kid, a teenager who becomes a supernatural serial killer after drinking tainted alcohol.

Material Pictures’ other projects include Henrik Ruben Genz’s “Good People,” which stars James Franco; “Pawn Sacrifice,” with Ed Zwick directing Maguire and Liev Schreiber; and “Z For Zachariah,” starring Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Margot Robbie.

Milchan was an exec producer on “The Wolf of Wall Street »

- Dave McNary

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'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 10th

24 March 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Hailed as "a superb action thriller" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") and "taut, tense and terrific" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Delivering "a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is "a terrific reimagining" (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero's evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. "Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com) as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States. Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest "smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") adventure from the director of Thor.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack »

- MovieWeb

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This Week on Stage: 'Aladdin' flies onto the Great White Way

22 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Disney can show you the world. Shining. Shimmering. Splendid. And given the mid-show standing ovation for “Friend Like Me” at every performance of Broadway’s Aladdin and the oohs and aahs of the young children who witness the literal magic carpet ride the show depicts, it’s safe to assume that Disney has its latest long-runner. (Now whether it can ever unseat The Lion King as the fourth longest-running show ever is another question.) In other news this week, Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose will be taking on Sam Shepard’s lovers-in-squabble drama Fool for Love for three weeks in Williamstown, »

- Jason Clark

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Famous Friends and Full House Round Out the Rebels Gala

21 March 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

At the second annual Rebels With a Cause gala on Thursday in La, there were plenty of amazing groups getting rebellious together. Isla Fisher and her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, had fun with Jonah Hill; Pharrell Williams's wife was mildly overshadowed by his newest hat; and Chris Pine made his first postarrest appearance with friend Anna Kendrick. However, the most exciting duo was John Stamos and Bob Saget, who had another laughter-filled Full House reunion. Elsewhere in the TV realm, January Jones showed off a bold and sweet look that is the complete opposite of her TV persona Betty Draper's style. Though, with the premiere of Mad Men's final season less than a month away, we'll be seeing her in '60s mode again in no time. View Slideshow › »

- Alyse Whitney

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Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose to Face Off in 'Fool for Love'

21 March 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- After a 12-year absence, Chris Pine will return this summer to the Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring opposite Lauren Ambrose in a revival of Sam Shepard's two-hander Fool for Love. Directed by Daniel Aukin, the 1983 play is a volatile match between two former lovers holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert as they tear each other apart over the many failings of their relationship while struggling to understand whether they can live apart. The production runs July 24 through Aug. 3 on the Nikos Stage. This year's Williamstown lineup also includes

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- David Rooney

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Blu-ray, DVD Release – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

19 March 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014

Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Chris Pine (Star Trek: Into Darkness) takes on novelist Tom Clancy‘s popular CIA operative in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

The movie goes back to the beginning of Jack Ryan’s career, re-imagining his rise from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. He uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) and Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina) also star in the film, as well as Sir Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn) playing the villain.

Kenneth Branagh also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, hot off his success helming Thor. This thriller didn’t get quite as good a reception, though. Shadow Recruit garnered mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers. Richard Roeper called the movie “the very definition of an Ok thriller.” And the film earned $50.3 million in theaters, »

- Sam

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Chris Pine Looks Hot During DUI Appearance, Poses for Pics With Fans Outside New Zealand Court

17 March 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lookin' good, Chris Pine! While appearing at a New Zealand court to plead guilty to a DUI charge on Monday, the 33-year-old Star Trek stud looked super sexy while sporting a rugged beard. Pine looked cool, calm and collected while arriving to an Ashburton courthouse in blue jeans, a white shirt and a blue sweater with dark sunglasses. The scruffy star sported a slicked-back hairdo with some new long facial hair. Pine even flashed a smile for the camera and took time to pose for pictures with fans who were gathered outside the court. Upon leaving court, Pine reportedly told his fans, "It's all good guys. It's all going to be okay." Pine was arrested on Mar. 1 after driving home »

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Scarlett Johansson Breaks Her Silence About Woody Allen

17 March 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Scarlett Johansson calls Dylan Farrow's essay "irresponsible" - Us Weekly See Tom Hiddleston as a sexy vampire with Tilda Swinton - Et Shailene Woodley doesn't believe in finding "the one" - People Miley Cyrus rolls a joint in the studio - HuffPost Celebrity How different does the Lost cast look after a decade? - Lainey Gossip See Ariana Grande's new neck tattoo - Gossip Girl Watch Joel McHale roast a camera guy - BuzzFeed Chris Pine was fined a surprising amount for his DUI - Hollywood Reporter Demi Lovato slams Lady Gaga for her vomit-filled performance - TooFab How did the Veronica Mars movie do at the box office? - Rotten Tomatoes Does Bruce Jenner's hair look like Jared Leto's? - Wonderwall Watch La news anchors handle the earthquake on live TV - The Frisky Source: Getty / Jeff Vespa »

- Alyse Whitney

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`Star Trek` star Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI

17 March 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 17: Chris Pine has pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken driving in a New Zealand court.

The Ashburton District Court has suspended the 'This Means War' actor's New Zealand driver's license for six months and has fined him 79 dollars, Us Magazine reported.

Pine had been pulled over by the police on March 1 after he attended a party to mark the end of filming of 'Z for Zachariah' and according to Fairfax Media, he had admitted to consuming four vodka drinks. (Ani) »

- Rahul Kapoor

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Speed Read: Savannah Guthrie Is Married - and Pregnant!

17 March 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty/ Mike Coppola Today coanchor Savannah Guthrie is married and pregnant! She is currently four months along. Congratulations! Amanda Seyfried unknowingly brought a small knife onto an airplane, and she sent a message to the Tsa about it. Tyler the Creator was arrested in Austin, TX, over the weekend for allegedly inciting a riot at a show at SXSW. Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell are still very much a couple and busy doing couple things, like going to the Dominican Republic for a wedding. See Nikki's picture below. Source: Instagram user nikki_ferrell Investigators are looking into the pilot and copilot of missing flight MH370. The copilot is believed to have told air traffic control that everything was "all right" when the plane first started to divert from their course. Meanwhile, the media is linking the pilot with an opposition party leader in Malaysia, but some believe that »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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