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William Shatner keen on Star Trek return as Captain Kirk

7 February 2016 11:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite rumours linking him to an appearance in Paramount PicturesStar Trek Beyond, last month saw William Shatner denying reports that he was set to return as James T. Kirk for the U.S.S. Enterprise’s latest adventure.

As yet, we haven’t seen Kirk in Paramount’s rebooted Trek universe, but Shatner has told The Hollywood Reporter that he’d “absolutely” reprise the role, assuming the producers can come up with an interesting storyline for his return.

“I would play an old Captain Kirk, absolutely,” said Shatner. “You would have [to have] an interesting character, not a cameo, like, ‘Here I am, aren’t I interesting?’ It’s the ongoing world; it’s the world within science-fiction. Yes, you age within the universe. Time goes on — but time bends, as well. There’s so many things you could do.”

See Also: Is Star Trek Beyond the worst teaser trailer ever? »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – The Finest Hours (2016)

1 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Finest Hours, 2016.

Directed by Craig Gillespie.

Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Graham McTavish, Michael Raymond-James, Beau Knapp, Josh Stewart, Abraham Benrubi, and Eric Bana.

Synopsis:

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

The aggrandizing and melodramatic delivery of The Finest Hours will surely put some viewers off, but there’s no denying that the period piece, dramatic recounting of what the film describes as “The most daring rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history” is pulled off with elegance and grace. One of cinema’s greatest abilities is the power to transport us to different times and places, and while that is successfully captured here (whether it be with 1950s wardrobes or vehicles), it is the personality of the characters »

- Robert Kojder

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Bottle Shock – The ‘Tribute to Alan Rickman’ Review

31 January 2016 4:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I Hate wine!  Seriously, no kidding, I cannot drink it, smell it and I don’t like to talk about it.  The origin of this distaste for fermented grape juice?  It was when I was in the Navy (there he goes again!) I was on liberty in Brindisi, Italy (Bill remembers!)  We were in a restaurant on a bright, sunny Italian Sunday afternoon.  We ordered food and wine.  The wine came in pitchers, not bottles.  I don’t recall the food ever arriving, don’t remember leaving the restaurant, going back to the ship, none of that, complete blackout.

Literally one minute in the restaurant, the next lying face down in my rack strangling on my own sick.  I won’t go into any more sordid details, I’ll spare you that.  Sufficient to note I was in trouble with the Navy, had gotten horribly sick on a liberty boat, »

- Sam Moffitt

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Box Office: Why 'Finest Hours' and 'Jane Got a Gun' Fell Way Short This Weekend

31 January 2016 12:47 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The math doesn't add up.

This has been a surprisingly strong January at the box office, with Hollywood raking in more than $1 billion during a month that's traditionally a big post-holiday let-down at the multiplex. This weekend's take was 20 percent above last weekend's. So why do this weekend's four new releases seem like such box office disappointments?

Well, okay, two of them -- "Fifty Shades of Black" and "Jane Got a Gun," really are disappointments. The other two -- "Kung Fu Panda 3" and "The Finest Hours," may just be the victims of overinflated expectations. We have to keep remembering: this is still January, box office no-man's-land. Expecting too much of certain movies because other similar movies did okay at this time of year is foolish.

Really, the makers of "Panda 3" should be pretty happy with the movie's estimated $41.0 million take, even though that opening is on the lower-end of expectations. »

- Gary Susman

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Takes the Weekend Box Office with $41M

31 January 2016 11:11 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While January isn't typically a big month for box office blockbusters, there can be the occasional movie that opens big. Two weeks ago, Ride Along 2 breathed some life into the new year with a respectable $35.2 million opening frame, but last weekend, it dropped a whopping 64.7% and slipped from first to third place, with the holdover The Revenant taking the top spot in its fifth week in theaters. This weekend is shaping up to be the biggest frame of the new year so far, with three heavily-promoted new releases, Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black and The Finest Hours. Box Office Mojo is reporting that Kung Fu Panda 3 took the top spot at the box office with $41 million.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to easily take the top spot with a projected $48 million, which isn't terribly surprising given this franchise's pedigree of critical acclaim and box office success. »

- MovieWeb

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' #1; Holdovers Make Up for Money Lost in the Snow

31 January 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Kung Fu Panda 3 reigns atop the weekend box office, bringing in more than enough to become the largest January animated opening of all-time. Meanwhile, fellow newcomers The Finest Hours, Fifty Shades of Black and Jane Got a Gun didn't fair so well as holdovers from last weekend make up for dollars lost due to last weekend's snowstorm. Not a single film in the top ten dropped more than 34% and the overall top twelve was up nearly 25% compared to last weekend, which is also a 46% improvement over the same weekend last year. With an estimated $41 million, Kung Fu Panda 3 crushed the previous January, animated opening weekend record of $19.4 million held by The Nut Job (2014). It's also bordering on a enough to become the second largest January opening of all-time, just shy of Ride Along's $41.5 million from 2014. Compared to the first two Panda films, the opening does signify yet another »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Kicks Up $41 Million to Dominate U.S. Box Office

31 January 2016 7:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kung Fu Panda 3” showed plenty of power at the U.S. box office with a solid opening weekend of $41 million at 3,955 theaters as the durable family franchise dominated moviegoing.

Disney’s launch of Coast Guard rescue adventure “The Finest Hours” saw only modest returns with $10.3 million at 3,143 sites — trailing both “The Revenant” and the seventh weekend of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Marlon Wayans’ spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” generated only middling business with $6.2 million at 2,075 locations and Natalie Portman’s oft-delayed western “Jane Got a Gun” was nearly invisible with $803,000 at 1,210 screens.

Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by Fox for DreamWorks Animation, will finish its first weekend near 2011’s “Kung Fu Panda 2,” which opened with $47.7 million domestically on its way to $162.5 million. The 2008 original bowed to $60.2 million and ended its U.S. run with $215 million.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Rentrak, noted that Fox had opted to launch “Kung Fu Panda »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Clobbers Competition, Tracking for $40 Million Weekend

30 January 2016 8:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks’ animated sequel “Kung Fu Panda 3” is vanquishing its competition at the domestic box office this weekend, outstripping other new releases including “The Finest Hours” and “Fifty Shades of Black” with ease, according to studio estimates.

The Jack Black starrer took in $10 million on Friday, forecasting a three-day total of $40 million from 3,955 locations. Friday estimates had suggested the pic would gross as much as $45 million in its debut.

Po the Panda isn’t the only hero at the multiplex. Disney’s “The Finest Hours,” which follows the courageous Coast Guard rescue mission of 1952, generated $3.3 million on Friday, portending a weekend haul of $9.5 million. The Chris Pine starrer unspools in 3,143 locations.

Also new to theaters this weekend is “Fifty Shades of Black,” a Wayans spoof of racy box office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It pulled in $2.2 million on Friday, so expect a weekend total around $6 million from 2,075 locations. Marlon Wayans »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Digital Tracking: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Fights Off Competition

29 January 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot — which studies social data and box office trends — analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns are at their peak.

Kung Fu Panda 3,” 20th Century Fox

Moviepilot Prediction: $48 million

Kung Fu Panda 3” is set to brave the winter cold and climb its way to top spot at the box office this weekend with a take of over $50 million. Po the panda is currently pacing very similarly to “Home,” which opened to $52.1 million for Dreamworks Animation and 20th Century Fox early last year.

Social has played a large role in re-activating franchise fans and letting them know that »

- Tobias Bauckhage

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Dominating U.S. Box Office, Aiming for $44 Million Weekend

29 January 2016 2:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Po the panda will rule the U.S. box office this weekend with “Kung Fu Panda 3” grossing four times as much as nearest rival “The Finest Hours,” early estimates showed Friday.

Kung Fu Panda 3,” which has been expected to dominate with at least $40 million at 3,955 theaters, is heading for a $13 million opening day — dwarfing a trio of Friday launches for Chris Pine’s “The Finest Hours” with $4 million at 3,143 sites, Marlon Wayans’ “Fifty Shades of Black” with $3.2 million at 2,075 locations and Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun” with a miniscule $300,000 at 1,210 screens.

Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by Fox for DreamWorks Animation, appears likely to finish with $44 million, or close to 2011’s “Kung Fu Panda 2,” which opened with $47.7 million domestically on its way to $162.5 million. The 2008 original bowed to $60.2 million and ended its U.S. run with $215 million.

The cartoon is a tonic for the box office following a weekend »

- Dave McNary

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The Finest Hours: Behind the Incredible True Story of the Coast Guard's Most Daring Rescue Attempt

29 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Finest Hours brings to life the most daring rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, in which a crew of four risked their lives to save 33 men stranded at sea in the middle of a devastating nor'easter. On Feb. 18, 1952, the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, got word that the SS Pendleton, a World War II-era oil tanker, had been split in half at sea. Incredibly, it was the second tanker ripped apart that day, and the most experienced seamen at the station had already been dispatched to help with the first distress call. Bernie Webber, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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The Finest Hours: Behind the Incredible True Story of the Coast Guard's Most Daring Rescue Attempt

29 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Finest Hours brings to life the most daring rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, in which a crew of four risked their lives to save 33 men stranded at sea in the middle of a devastating nor'easter. On Feb. 18, 1952, the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, got word that the SS Pendleton, a World War II-era oil tanker, had been split in half at sea. Incredibly, it was the second tanker ripped apart that day, and the most experienced seamen at the station had already been dispatched to help with the first distress call. Bernie Webber, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Chris Pine’s ‘Finest Hours’ Limps Out of Port With $375,000 at Thursday-Night Box Office

29 January 2016 8:41 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pine‘s “The Finest Hours” suffered a choppy start with $375,000 in its Thursday-night previews. The adventure-disaster film had a $70 million budget and is looking to make less than $10 million during its opening weekend. It is set to play in 3,143 locations. “The Finest Hours” stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck and is directed by Craig Gillespie. It recounts the real-life story of the Coast Guard trying to save the crew of two oil tankers off Cape Cod in 1952. Also Read: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to Give Leonardo DiCaprio Another Bear Beatdown at Box Office Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Box Office: Chris Pine’s ‘Finest Hours’ Opens to Choppy $375,000 on Thursday

29 January 2016 8:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s sea-rescue adventure “The Finest Hours” has opened with a moderate $375,000 on Thursday night.

The Finest Hours,” which recreates the 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission off the New England coast, has been forecast for an opening in the $10 million range this weekend — an unpromising start for a film with a reported $70 million price tag. It will open Friday in 2,700-plus 3D locations and 190 Imax screens, with older males expected to be the largest demographic.

The action-adventure, starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana, topped previews for two other recent Disney entries — “McFarland,” which opened with $260,000 on its way to an $11 million opening weekend, and “Million Dollar Arm,” which scored $250,000 in previews and launched with $10.5 million.

This weekend will also see the opening of Open Road’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” spoof “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans, at 2,075 sites. The film took in $275,000 during Thursday previews.

Fifty Shades of Black »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Pine and Casey Affleck weather one of the most dangerous storms in history in new featurette for The Finest Hours

29 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

If you thought a snow storm in Canada was bad, wait until you see this.

The Finest Hours tells the incredible true story of the most successful small boat rescue in coast guard history. It also boasts a cast including Chris Pine in 1950s attire. These are two of many reasons why The Finest Hours is about to rock your world. 

In the midst of one of the worst blizzards that the east coast has ever experienced, four men saved over 30 men from an oil tanker—sacrificing their lives and with unbelievable outcomes. Pine and Casey Affleck star as two of the brave men who risked it all to save the lives of strangers.

In a new featurette, we go behind the scenes of The Finest Hours, and even get to meet two of the real men who were on that small boat and whose bravery will now be experienced by mass audiences. »

- Adriana Floridia

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The Finest Hours—Action and Adventure on a Grand Scale

29 January 2016 2:01 AM, PST | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Heroes don’t always wear capes or fly through the air. This Disney production tells the story of an ordinary guy who led three fellow Coast Guard men on a perilous mission in 1952 that is still considered a history-making event. The movie works because the leading character (well played by Chris Pine) doesn’t see himself as heroic. Neither does his counterpart, a dedicated engineer (nicely underplayed by Casey Affleck) who tries to find a way to keep his badly damaged oil tanker from sinking off the coast of Massachusetts in the midst of a ferocious storm.          The Finest Hours could have easily taken the path of a stoic flag-waver....

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- Leonard Maltin

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The Finest Hours – The Review

28 January 2016 10:05 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Toss on the life jackets (or as they were called during WWII, “Mae Wests”) and prepare yourself for a nautical thriller, one “inspired by true events” (barely a month into 2016 and here’s the second “non-fiction” flick after 13 Hours). Now it’s not a wartime actioner with destroyers battling subs. As you may have gathered from the numerous TV spots, this story is more of “man versus Mother Nature” one, along the lines of The Perfect Storm from way back in 2000. Since then we’ve seen film heroes fighting storms and killer waves in Life Of Pi, All Is Lost, and the very recent (maybe six weeks) In The Heart Of The Sea. This new flick is not set a couple hundred years ago like that whale-hunting adventure, only 64 years next month. This is a tale of determination and courage exemplified by the Us Coast Guard in one of the most astounding sea rescues, »

- Jim Batts

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Movie Review: The Finest Hours

28 January 2016 9:12 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

February of 1952 brought about an epic winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod, the Coast Guard made one of history’s bravest attempts at rescuing a split in half oil tanker (one of two ships demolished that evening). The new film, The Finest Hours is the account of those events.

I had very high hopes for this film, based on true events. The Finest Hours having a wonderful cast, Chris Pine plays lead as Bernie Webber, the shy, insecure Coast Guard captain with a failed history of rescue attempts. Then there is Holiday Granger who plays Webber’s love interest Miriam, the beautiful, bold, aggressive woman that is bound and determined to get what she wants. The cast also includes, Casey Affleck in the integral role of Ray Sybert, the sinking ship’s operations manager.

We are taken through the events and unfortunately the 117-minute film seemed to go on much longer than that. »

- Betsy Russo

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The Finest Hours Review

28 January 2016 2:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Traversing the dangerous waters of January release season is an unenviable task, but luckily, The Finest Hours represents a momentary break in this month-long storm. While Craig Gillespie’s voyage is no masterclass in seafaring cinema, he’s able to suitably navigate Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ source novelization with glimmers of cinematic gravitas.

It’s a larger-than-life story that unfolds with definite “Wow” factors, built on the shock and awe of sheer survival instincts. Writers Scott SilverPaul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson pay tribute to the unwavering resiliency of our heroes, but, in an expected turn of events, they also unnecessarily bloat the film with safe-coasting dramatics. Like I said, it’s a perfectly fine two hours at sea – nothing more, nothing less.

Chris Pine stars as the iron-willed Bernie Webber, a heroic Coast Guard angel who braved fierce conditions to save 32 stranded tanker crewmen in 1952. Only half »

- Matt Donato

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[Review] The Finest Hours

28 January 2016 9:11 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When at the end of Casablanca, Rick puts his unexpected sense of duty before love and tells Ilsa that their problems “don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world,” he might as well have been describing the biggest issue in Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours, a lush disaster film that assumes audiences will undoubtedly root for love at all costs, even if it’s just a device used to avoid constructing a solid dramatic structure. Gillespie allegedly set out to tell the story of the greatest small boat rescue mission in Coast Guard history, but in the process ended up making a film about the dullest marriage proposal of all time.

When the film begins it’s 1951 and shy Coast Guard officer Bernard Webber (Chris Pine) is en route to a blind date where he will meet Miriam Webber (Holliday Grainger). Miriam is introduced with »

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