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Box Office: 'Mockingjay' Nabs $275M Globally But Hits Franchise Low in U.S.

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Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 blasted past Transformers: Age of Extinction to post the top opening of the year domestically, but trailed the first two installments in the Ya franchise by a hefty margin. Mockingjay grossed $123 million from 4,151 locations, down 22 percent from the $158.1 million debut of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a year ago and 19 percent from the $152.5 million launch of The Hunger Games in March 2012. Still, it's no slouch, and stands as the No. 15 opening of all time, not accounting for inflation. And Hunger Games has

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Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go?

22 November 2014 8:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken. On Saturday evening, Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, at simultaneous screenings on both coasts, followed by a Q&A — live in New York, streamed in Los Angeles — with Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. (Johnny Depp was the only notable absence.) It marked the beginning of what will be an aggressive awards push

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Blind Massage sweeps Golden Horse Awards

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Lou Ye’s Blind Massage was the big winner at this year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, scooping six prizes including best film and best new performer for Zhang Lei.

The mainland China production also won best adapted screenplay (Ma Yingli), best cinematography (Zeng Jian), best film editing (Kong Jinlei, Jolin Zhu) and best sound effects (Fu Kang).

Ann Hui won best director for historical biopic The Golden Era, while best original screenplay went to Yee Chih-yen for Meeting Dr Sun.

Chen Jianbin won best new director and best actor for A Fool, along with best supporting actor for Paradise In Service, which also took the best supporting actress prize for Regina Wan’s performance. Chen Hsiang-chi took best actress for Exit.

Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After won best visual effects and Liu Qiang was awarded best art direction for Black Coal, Thin Ice. Brotherhood Of Blades won best makeup and costume design (Liang Tingting »


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Samuel L. Jackson Tweets Behind-the-Scenes Images from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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What a difference a year makes.  At the beginning of 2014, Quentin Tarantino shelved The Hateful Eight after a draft of the script was leaked online.  But as the year has progressed, Tarantino has gone from suing over the leak to having a staged reading to casting and is now ready to film entirely in Colorado next month.  Samuel L. Jackson is once again reuniting with Tarantino, and tweeted a couple images from behind the scenes.  Admittedly, there’s nothing major here—no costumes or sets—but it is nice to see the assembled cast and have a reminder we’re getting a new Tarantino movie next year. Hit the jump to check out The Hateful Eight images.  The film also stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir, and Bruce DernThe Hateful Eight opens late 2015. Via Samuel L. Jackson. H8ful Eight rehearsal! »

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What Star Wars' Opening Crawl Was Originally Going To Read

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It.s a well-known fact among Star Wars fans that the opening crawl of the original 1977 film was actually co-written by George Lucas and famed director Brian De Palma, but have you ever found yourself wondering what the text said before the Scarface filmmaker got a crack at it? Thanks to the magic of the internet, the answer to that rather random question has been uncovered. A user on the image gathering website Imgur has posted a collection of rare behind-the-scenes photos and script images from the original Star Wars, and scans of the screenplay owned by Continuity Supervisor Ann Skinner have revealed what the original crawl was going to say while the film was still in development. You can see the first page in its entirety over at the source, but you can read the early draft of the crawl below: It is a period of civil wars in »

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Watch: Trailer for 'Far from the Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan

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There was some hope Fox Searchlight would release Thomas Vinterberg's Far from the Madding Crowd some time this year, but as of now they've set a May 1, 2015 release for the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic piece of literature, though I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see that date shift a bit if they decide to take it to Cannes... though I think we can most certainly expect a Sundance premiere. The story tells of the independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. Watch the first trailer below and expect more from this one soon, that is should it play at Sundance as I expect it to. sb id »

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The Walking Dead Recap: “Crossed”

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AMC's The Walking Dead will enjoy its mid-season finale next weekend, so tonight's episode was all about the setup, as you might have expected.  Before they take a two-month break, however, Rick & Company have quite a bit of work to do.  There are two of their own who are currently in the hands of some crazed hospital employees, and any wrong moves could cost numerous lives.  While there's a good chance that next week's hour will end in a frustrating cliffhanger, at least tonight's penultimate run put all the pieces in place. Hit the jump for The Walking Dead recap. When first we begin "Crossed," most of our heroes are still under the same church roof.  It doesn't stay that way for long.  Sasha is chopping up the church pews (and working out some frustration) while Tyreese and Daryl are pulling the pipe organ apart; they’re using the pieces »

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The Affair Recap: “7″

4 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In "7," The Affair (both proper noun and otherwise) had a reckoning.  As I've noted all season, one of the things that makes The Affair so engaging, but also so difficult, is how real and natural its dialogue can feel.  The fights and confrontations in "7" were hard to experience, even from a removed perspective, because they had in them such universal truths.  And, while seemingly removed from one another for most of the episode, Alison and Noah's stories both followed similar structures.  Hit the jump for why "it's the end of summer, are you heading back to Gotham soon?" The parallels between the revelation of the affair were strikingly similar in both stories this week.  For Noah, it was Oscar's threats that led him to confide in Max and ask for  the $10,000 loan (or gift, really, as there's no way Noah could pay him back).  Max advised him not to tell Helen, »

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Read the Star Wars Original Opening Crawl Before It Was Finessed by Brian De Palma

4 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You can’t have Star Wars without the opening crawl, and I admit I’ll be excited on December 18, 2015 when Star Wars: The Force Awakens appears on screen followed by the first new crawl text in ten years.  Like all other aspects of almost any other production, Star Wars: A New Hope went through plenty of tweaks, and the opening crawl was among them.  The original screenplays for the trilogy are fascinating (Star Wars: The Annotated Scripts is a great read), and a page from a 1976 draft recently found its way online.  The opening crawl presented in this draft isn’t drastically different from what’s in the final film—the gist is the same—but George Lucas, with the help of friend Brian De Palma, were able to finesse the language and make it read better. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars original opening »

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Japan Box Office: ‘Interstellar’ Opens on Top

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – Opening in Japan, its last major territory, last weekend, “Interstellar” topped the Nov. 22-23 box office with $1.9 million on 515 screens.

Bowing in second spot was “Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic,” veteran hit-maker Isshin Inudo’s holiday-themed romantic drama, with an estimated $1.5 million.

Meanwhile, last week’s number one, Takashi Miike’s death game thriller “As the Gods Will,” slipped to number three with $1.3 million, while last week’s number two, Daihachi Yoshida’s embezzlement drama “Pale Moon,” fell to number four with $850,000.

Another opener, the Sf/fantasy animation “Attack on Titan,” bowed at number five with $680,000.

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Homeland Recap: “There’s Something Else Going On”

5 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

"There's Something Else Going On" was another incredible, tense, and twisted hour from Homeland that stuck to what the show does best: political posturing and CIA business.  It's not surprising that almost all of this season's best episodes have done away with the soap opera elements (Carrie's "trip" through the city ignited a few, they were contained in her mind, so they get a pass).  "There's Something Else Going On" showed just how difficult and sprawling this war has gotten, and that, as Carrie said last week, even the right choices are wrong.  Hit the jump for "what the fuck?  What the fucking fuck??" You have to know by now that when any character says, "bring him home alive," he's not coming home alive.  And not one, but two characters said that to Carrie in "There's Something Else Going On:" Mira and Martha.  It raised the stakes to incredible heights »

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Recap: 'The Newsroom,' Season 3, Episode 3, 'Main Justice'

5 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The staff at Acn do one, and one thing well: report the news. Operation Genoa aside, over the past two seasons, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team have strived to attain a certain standard of journalistic integrity. Even if that has resulted in the lowest ratings amongst their competitors, "The Newsroom" staff do adhere to an unwritten rulebook, one that let's them go home at night knowing they've done the best work they can. But as "Main Justice" kicks off, their responsibility to journalism has resulted in the FBI raiding the studio, with this episode picking up right where last week's "Run" finished. Computers are being taken apart, hard drives are removed, and questions are being asked constantly about the whereabout of Neal Sampat (Dev Patel). So, how can Acn get the FBI out of their hair? Report the news. Charlie (Sam Waterston) comes up with the brilliant idea »

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‘Mockingjay’, ‘Interstellar’ Fly High At International Box Office: Update

5 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

4th Update, 6:46 Pm Pt: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I was the clear winner this weekend, targeting $152M in 85 markets and contributing largely to the $259.6M grossed across the Top 10 studio releases. That total — helped by Interstellar‘s $70M 3rd frame, the continued China run of Penguins Of Madagascar, and Fury‘s entry to that market — put this session up about $100M compared to last week’s Top 10. When positioned against the same frame last year, the take was slightly higher. At that time in 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted to $146M with Gravity pulling $35.7M from its China debut alone, and Thor: The Dark World still hammering away.

(Outside the Hollywood studios this frame, Studiocanal’s The Imitation Game added an estimated $3.3M in the UK and Ireland; and China‘s Rise Of The Legend was good for $11.9M, with holdover Don’t Go Breaking My »


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Emily Blunt As Captain Marvel? Here's What She Says

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Ever since Marvel Studios officially announced Captain Marvel as part of their upcoming Phase Three slate, fans have been wildly speculating about who the company would hire to play their first female superhero. Emily Blunt is a name that has been tossed around a bit, the actress coming off an awesome action-heavy performance in Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow, but would it be a role that she would be interested in? This very question was posed to the actress recently in an interview with ScreenCrush, and while she tried practically every method imaginable to divert the query, she ultimately delivered a rather vague response regarding her personal interest. Said the Devil Wears Prada star, "I think, it.s always for me, it.s always about.and now, more so.what am I putting out there? What would be interesting for me and what would be interesting for people to see. »

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Nayyar to star in Sikhya’s Punha

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Exclusive: Kunal Nayyar has been cast in Sikhya Entertainment’s sci-fi drama Punha, marking The Big Bang Theory star’s first acting role in Hindi.

Directed by Arati Kadav, the film revolves around technology that enables people to create a replica of a deceased loved one, to help them cope with their loss. Nayyar will play the only son of a couple who dies in an accident and is replicated by his parents, but becomes conscious that he’s not really human.

Kadav, who previously worked for Microsoft and has made several short films, wrote the script with Zain Matcheswalla.

Sikhya Entertainment’s Guneet Monga is producing the film with Ben Rekhi. “It’s a story with international appeal and having Kunal will help us reach both Hindi and English-speaking markets,” Monga said.

Rekhi added: “It’s an opportunity to look at how we tackle issues like death and loss in the age of technology.”

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Ime hops on board Lala

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Exclusive: Pune and Mumbai-based Ime Motion Pictures will co-produce Indo-Italian project Lala, to be directed by Goutam Ghose.

An adaptation of Italian writer-producer Sergio Scapagnini’s children’s book Story Of Lala, the film will be shot in English, Hindi and Italian. Producers already on board the project include Scapagnini’s Indrapur Cinematografica, Amedeo Pagani’s Classic Srl and Abhay Gadgil’s Aadi Culturtainment.

Scheduled to start shooting in July 2015, Lala revolves around an 11-year-old boy’s adventures in the big city of Mumbai after he leaves his village to help his poor parents. The film will mark Ime Motion Pictures’ first foray into non-Marathi cinema.

“Ime has been at the forefront of making good commercial Marathi cinema. The experience of an international co-production can be very significant for us, especially with an experienced and acclaimed director like Goutam Ghose,” said Ime founder Suhrud Godbole.

Ghose is a veteran Bengali filmmaker known for films such as [link »


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Monsoon Shootout set for India release

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Exclusive: Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil Productions have acquired Indian theatrical and satellite rights to Amit Kumar’s thriller Monsoon Shootout, which they plan to give a wide release in the first quarter of next year.

Company co-founders Nilesh Navalakha and Vivek Kajaria are investing in the p&a, marketing and distribution of the film. “It’s a very good thriller which we believe can be presented as a mainstream film,” said Kajaria.

Produced by the UK’s Yaffle Films and India’s Sikhya Entertainment and Dar Motion Pictures, Monsoon Shootout premiered at Cannes 2013.

Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil recently distributed award-winning Marathi film Anumati and produced Fandry. »


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Jar opens lid on Gurgaon, Rangzen

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Exclusive: Jar Pictures has unveiled a slate of upcoming productions headed by DoP Shanker Raman’s directorial debut Gurgaon and Gaurav Saxena’s feature version of his celebrated short film, Rangzen.

Ten-minute short Rangzen (which means freedom in Tibetan) premiered in the Generation Kplus competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and was also voted best international short at the UK’s Raindance Film Festival. The feature will expand on the story of a Tibetan boy in Dharamshala coming to terms with his refugee identity.

Raman’s noir drama Gurgaon spotlights gender prejudice in the ‘new town’ of the film’s title, which is located close to New Delhi. Aamir Bashir and Pankaj Tripathi have been cast in the film, which is scheduled to start shooting early next year.

Raman describes Gurgaon as “a cautionary tale about social fragmentation that disintegrates first the community, then the family, and ultimately our sense of humanity.”

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Open Air, Excel climb Three Storeys

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Exclusive: Priya Sreedharan’s start-up production outfit Open Air Films is partnering with Excel Entertainment on romantic drama Three Storeys.

Directed by newcomer Arjun Mukherjee from a script by Althea Delmas, the film tells three interweaving love stories set in a chawl (tenement building), where dozens of families live cheek-by-jowl. Delmas was previously a co-writer on Happy New Year.

“Its about the decisions we make in life and the consequences of those decisions on our relationships,” Sreedharan said. Excel is backing the film, which is scheduled to start shooting in January 2015.

Open Air is also producing Hitesh Bhatia’s Char Log Kya Kahenge, selected for this year’s Nfdc Screenwriters Lab. Sreedharan is close to signing with an Indian studio for the film.

The company’s debut slate also includes Ladakhi drama Chuskit, based on a true story about a disabled girl who overcomes huge obstacles to attend school. Written and to be directed by Priya Ramasubban »


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Sfg buttons up Parmar’s Overcoat

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Canada’s Studio Film Group (Sfg) International will co-produce Abhijeet Singh Parmar’s debut feature Overcoat, which will be made under the recently signed India-Canada co-production treaty.

Indian producers Jogavindra S. Khera and Rishebh Batnagar of Telling Tales Entertainment are also on board the project, based on Russian writer Nicolai Gogol’s short story The Overcoat.

“Overcoat is a uniquely satirical genre project exploring the human condition, and Abhijeet has an amazing vision for this adaptation that I think will resonate with genre fans throughout the world,” said Sfg International president Nadia Sandhu.

Set in Varanasi in the 1990s, the story follows a solitary office clerk who digs into his savings to buy a new coat. But when it is stolen, the traumatised man dies only to return as a ghost that seeks peace by solving the mystery of his stolen overcoat.

The project was selected for Nfdc’s National Script Lab in 2013 and this year’s »


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