7 Huge Reveals From Marvel's First 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer
On Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday, the first full trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped, setting Marvel fans into a furious frenzy of Phase 3 analysis and speculation. Have you watched the trailer in its entirety yet? Ok, okay. Here it is again. But as soon as we hit that triple-hero battle in the final frames of this glorious Civil War trailer, we knew we needed to start pulling out all of the juicy developments that co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo decided to reveal in this 2 minute and 30 second blitz. Without further ado, here are the moments that grabbed us by the star-spangled collar. What did You see? Bucky Remembers Cap! Finally! The man who was The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) is back to being the childhood bestie of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). He even remembers how Cap used to stuff newspaper in his shoes! Adorable. The only problem is, the actions »
Box Office: 'Creed' Punches Up Record $1.4 Million on Tuesday, Edges 'The Good Dinosaur'
New Line-mgm’s “Creed” scored an industry record for previews on a pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday night. Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” is just ahead of the $1.2 million start for Disney’s mega-hit “Frozen” two years ago and just behind the “Big Hero 6” opening last year.
Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein” opened with a modest $175,000 at 2,100 locations in Tuesday night previews.
“Creed,” the seventh entry in the “Rocky” franchise stars Sylvester Stallone as the trainer of the son (Michael B. Jordan) of his opponent-turned-friend Apollo Creed. It’s forecast to bring in around $35 million over the five-day holiday at 3,350 theaters.
“The Good Dinosaur,” which opens at about 3,600 locations, focuses on the friendship between a dinosaur and a caveboy in an alternate universe. With “Inside Out” having opened in June, “Dinosaur” represents the first time two Pixar movies »
- Dave McNary
Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ to get Bollywood Remake Treatment (Exclusive)
Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment will co-produce. A director has not yet been finalised.
“Chef,” released in 2014, grossed some $46 million worldwide. Favreau played a professional chef who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and reinvents himself with a food truck. Khan will play the role in the Hindi-language remake.
Abundantia, headed by former Viacom 18 chief operating officer Vikram Malhotra, acquired the rights from Favreau’s Fairview Entertainment. The Hindi version will adapt “Chef” for the Indian palate while retaining the flavour of the original.
Favreau said: “I’m excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The themes of food, music and family should resonate well.”
“Ever since I first saw “Chef” I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, »
- Naman Ramachandran
Why Bucky Had To Be A Major Part Of Captain America: Civil War
You probably noticed by now, but there are a lot of superheroes in Captain America: Civil War. Next year, the various costumed crusaders will come to blows over the Sokovia Accords, legislation that seeks to regulate such characters and make them accountable for their actions. That.s the big political picture, but there.s a much more personal side to this conflict, and, according to the director.s, this is why Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. The Winter Soldier, had to be a big part of Civil War. The first Civil War trailer dropped yesterday, and Empire sat down with the sibling director duo of Joe and Anthony Russo to break down the big moments, of which there are many. Talking about how they tried to ground this larger issue, Anthony said: The challenge was, we.re doing the story of Civil War. Which everybody knows is nominally about superhero »
Oscars: Breaking Down 2015’s Animated Short Contenders
As usual, this year’s assortment of animated short Oscar contenders is a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling. Every filmmaker leaves his or her fingerprints on the material, making it a rich collection of yarns, all of which have something profound to say, whether big and bold or small and modest. What’s more compelling is the fact that traditional animation dominates the field this year, with only two stop-motion efforts and just two fully computer-animated productions.
After a viewing of each film, here is a breakdown of the category. Nominees will be announced on Jan. 14.
“Bear Story (Historia de un Oso)” is one of the two stop-motion contenders, and it’s also one of the most emotional films on the list. It tells the story of a bear (go figure) who is wrested away from his family and sent off to perform for the circus. That framework serves more »
- Kristopher Tapley
Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche For ‘Fast And Furious’ Actor’s Death
Almost two years after his son’s death in a fiery car crash, the father of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker has followed his granddaughter’s lead and filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche. Seeking unspecific damages, the lawsuit claims that the Porsche Carrera Gt in which Walker was riding when he died in November, 2013 was lacking in essential safety features, among them a stability control system, breakaway fuel line, and side-door reinforcements. The lawsuit is… »
How Spider-Man Is Different From The Other Heroes In Captain America: Civil War
Last night Marvel almost made the internet explode when they dropped the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. One character who we know will be in the movie, but who didn.t show up in the first look (unless you believe some dubious rumors making the rounds), is Spider-Man. We.re looking forward to Wall Crawler.s first McU appearance for a number of reasons, but one is because he represents something different his fellow superheroes. Tom Holland, who plays the new Web Slinger, broke down one reason why he stands apart from his fellows: his secret identity. In the process of pumping up his upcoming whaling adventure, In the Heart of the Sea, in which he co-stars with the McU.s Thor, Chris Hemsworth, Holland spoke to Super Hero Hype. As you can imagine, the subject of Spidey comes up with great regularity, and he talked about how »
Digital Tracking: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ to Enjoy a Thanksgiving Box Office Feast
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.
“The Good Dinosaur,” Disney · Pixar
Moviepilot 5-day Prediction: $78 million
If you’ve got kids, the Thanksgiving weekend will at some point involve a trip to the cinema to catch Pixar’s latest “The Good Dinosaur”! (In between those reruns of “Frozen,” of course.) This is Pixar’s second original movie coming off the back of the wildly successful “Inside Out” earlier this year, and “Good Dinosaur” looks like a runaway number again.
As always with animated movies, »
- Tobias Bauckhage
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gets PG-13 Rating
Brace yourselves: the MPAA has divined the will of the force, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received a PG-13 rating. This is the second time, after Revenge of the Sith, that a Star Wars film has received the rating. Despite the opaque process under which the MPAA works, we know there are a few reasons why a film might be PG-13 instead of PG. Violence maybe, or Gore, or somewhat suggestive content, or my personal favorite, just enough profanity to make it mature… »
Why Ron Howard Never Wanted To Direct A Comic Book Movie
He may have started his career as Richie Cunningham, the freckle-faced lead on the beloved 1970s sitcom Happy Days, but after teaming with low-budget exploitation master Roger Corman, Ron Howard has gone on to become one of the most celebrated directors of his generation. Though he has helmed some massive movies.both in terms of size and scope and reception.not to mention a wide variety, there.s one genre you won.t find him dabbling in: superheroes. Stumping for his upcoming old timey whaling adventure, In the Heart of the Sea, Howard stopped by the Happy Sad Confused podcast. When the subject of why he hasn.t directed a comic book movie came up, he said: I really feel like you shouldn.t make a movie as a kind of exercise. You have to be all the way in. I was never a comic book guy. I like the »
Bona Film Group Profits Dip in Third Quarter
Revenues from its chain of theaters helped Chinese film studio Bona Film Group weather a weak quarter for its distribution activities.
The Nasdaq-listed Bona reported a 21% drop in revenues in the July-September quarter to $79 million. Net income dropped from $5.9 million in the equivalent period last year to $0.8 million.
The company’s top films in the quarter were “Bride Wars,” which earned $27.2 million (RMB173 million) at the box office, and “The Dead End,” which took $48 million (RMB305 million). Over the first nine months of the year, Bona claimed healthier box office revenues of RMB2.86 billion, for an 8.5% share of nationwide grosses.
The theaters business enjoyed a 55% increase in revenues – slightly ahead of nationwide box office growth – reaching $33.8 million in the period. The company owns and operates 30 theaters with 250 screens. In a conference call with financial analysts, Bona chairman and CEO Yu Dong said that it aims to expand to 100 theaters with »
- Patrick Frater
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Receives PG-13 Rating
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has officially received a PG-13 rating, for content described as “sci-fi action violence.”
This will mark the second “Star Wars” film to receive a PG-13 rating, following the most recent installment in the franchise, 2005’s “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” All the other movies in the series were released with PG ratings.
The seventh film in the popular franchise opens on Dec. 18 and is predicted to rack up at least $170 million over its domestic opening weekend. “The Force Awakens” has already garnered more than $50 million in advanced ticket sales.
Director J.J. Abrams recently announced a charity contest to win tickets to the movie premiere in London or Los Angeles. Through a partnership with Omaze, fans that donate $10 or more can enter the contest to win, with the proceeds going to 15 different charities chosen by the cast and filmmakers.
For those that can’t wait for the Dec. »
- Margaret Lenker
J.J. Abrams Wonders Where Luke Skywalker Is In New Star Wars Video
As it turns out, you.re not the only one wondering where the hell Luke Skywalker, or at least Mark Hamill, ran off to. We.ve barely seen him in the marketing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, aside from that one shot of him giving R2-D2 a pat on the back, and in a new video hyping up the latest endeavor from the Star Wars Force For Change charity initiative, director J.J. Abrams ponders the same question we.ve all asked. This video represents the latest team up between the cast, crew, and producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and online cause marketplace Omaze to raise funds for worthy causes. At the beginning of production, Abrams and company not only used these videos to give us some of our first glimpses at the highly anticipated return to that far, far away galaxy.with a special emphasis »
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Eddie Redmayne Dines Out, Sly Stallone Trusts In Youth, And Leonardo Di Caprio Deserves The Medal Of Honor
A new weekly column talking up the season with bits and pieces from the awards circuit. 20th Century Fox and New Regency took the veil off one of the season’s most anticipated movies, reigning Oscar winner Alejandro G. Inarritu’s brutally beautiful snowy western, The Revenant (Dec 25) this week , with press and Academy members getting a first look at it the past three days. Initial reaction , predictably , has run from “masterpiece” to “I can’t handle it”, but reviews… »
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