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Here's How Sony Responded To The Aloha Controversy

9 hours ago

The words Cameron Crowe and controversy normally would go together as well as peanut butter and fish paste. Yet in the past couple of days we've seen not one, but two instances where the filmmaker's latest foray into film, Aloha, has come come under fire. Allegations of white washing and cultural misappropriation have mired the otherwise innocuous looking film, and Sony . the studio backing the picture . has finally come out to address these heavy charges. Entertainment Weekly broke the news only a short while ago that the studio had made a statement that simultaneously addressed both fronts of Aloha's PR war with those who protest its existence. The statement reads as follows: While some have been quick to judge a movie they haven.t seen and a script they haven.t read, the film Aloha respectfully showcases the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian people. Filmmaker Cameron Crowe spent »

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Is The Fantastic Four Reboot Changing The Thing's Eye Color?

11 hours ago

It hasn.t taken much to send diehard Fantastic Four fans into a hissy fit over Josh Trank.s impending reboot. Even though all seemed to be going relatively well over the last few months ahead of its release in August, fans have now found something new to get furious over in the color of The Thing.s eyes. I do believe that at this point children of the internet all across the world usually drop a Wtf.  But do Fantastic Four fans have a point? Well, let.s check out the evidence out for ourselves. One eagle-eyed Reddit user is the reason for this entire kerfuffle. Yuloforce originally noticed that Josh Trank and the powers that be over at Fantastic Four altered The Thing.s retinas. But rather than keeping that information to himself and immediately moving on with his life, yuloforce decided to share the outcry with others »

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League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Is Headed Back To The Big Screen

11 hours ago

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is not a great movie. It does have fans, but there aren.t many arguing the other side of that statement. But it is based on an popular, acclaimed collection of comics, and as such, the property is getting another chance at the silver screen glory it missed out on last time. According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox is giving the literary-themed graphic novel by maverick comic legend Alan Moore and Kevin O.Neill another crack. When the first film was released in 2003, it did so with high expectations and an all-star cast that features Sean Connery in his last on-screen, live-action role. And it did not even come close to meeting those, as it only grossed $66 million domestically ($179 million worldwide), and was roundly panned by critics. The box office wasn.t too surprising. As popular and well regarded as the title is »

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The Armageddon Honest Trailer Is One Big Middle Finger To Michael Bay

11 hours ago

Ah, Summer 1998 . a box office stuffed with would be hits and surprising misses all making their own deep impact on the consciousness of moviegoers. Among them was the second biggest film of the year, directed by a man we've all come to associate with summer blockbusters dumb as a box of rocks. That film was Armageddon, and it's the subject of this week's installment of Honest Trailers! Screen Junkies threw it back to the past like it was Thursday, as their latest video took the almost 20 year old blockbuster down a couple of well deserved pegs. Sure, we were just as excited as anyone else was when Armageddon dominated the summer heat relief options of the year that brought us another asteroid picture whose name escapes us at the moment. But as Honest Trailers was eager to point out, Michael Bay's supposed masterpiece is similar to that of a »

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What The Rock Listens To When He Needs To Cry On Camera

12 hours ago

Hollywood professionals can take inspiration from a variety of sources, be they cartoons, consumer products, or even real life figures, there's always something to keep the creative wheels turning. Actors especially need inspiration, as it can help them turn a good performance into a great one. Just ask Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who recently admitted there are two things he likes to use when it comes to developing character, one of which is key to any good actor's toolbox: the music that makes him cry. In a recent New York Times interview, Johnson admitted that when he needs to work up a good cry in a somber scene, there's one piece of music that really brings out the water wroks, Whitney Houston's "Didn't We Almost Have It All?"  Music apparenlty breaks down the savage beast within Johnson, and when »

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The Full Point Break Trailer Is Full Of Adrenaline And Extreme Action

13 hours ago

Earlier we got a taste of the adrenaline-fueled action from the upcoming Point Break remake, but that wasn’t enough. Oh no, that was just a tease, and now they’re back with a full trailer that wants to push you right up to the edge and beyond. Dare I say this looks like a dumbed-down version of Point Break? Maybe that’s the wrong phrase, as the first one isn’t actually an intellectual opus (it is one of my all-time favorite movies, however). Overly serious is a much better description. The Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze-starring original from 1991 is fun and campy and riding a wave right out of the late ‘80s. You got the feeling that everyone involved knew they were making a ridiculous movie On the other hand, from what we see here, Point Break 2015 plays everything super straight. There' »

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Jurassic World Is Going To Open To Huge Numbers

13 hours ago

Jurassic World is set to take in a healthy amount of money when it is finally released on June 12. And it comes at a time when Hollywood is in desperate need of an injection of cash. Variety spoke to Phil Contrino, the chief analyst and vice president of BoxOffice.com, who claims that the fourth instalment to the dino-tastic franchise is tracking for an opening weekend of over $100 million. In fact, it.s been suggested that it could go even higher than that eye-watering sum. But why does Contrino believe that Jurassic World is inline for such an impressive start? He insists: The trailers are connecting in such a big way. This point is underlined by the fact that the first official trailer for Jurassic World has been watched more than 60 million times on YouTube alone, while its other clips and trailers have been devoured in impressive amounts too. Meanwhile, »

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The 10 Greatest Wrestlers Turned Actors

14 hours ago

Professional wrestling is as much a performance as it is a sport. For every mind-blowing physical stunt pulled off in the ring, there is just as much posing, posturing, and playing up a carefully crafted persona in front of thousands of people (millions if you count the TV broadcasts). On Hogan Knows Best, a reality show about the family of legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, the Hulkster.s son wanted to follow in dear old dad.s footsteps and the first piece of advice the elder statesman of the squared circle imparted was that the boy should take an improv acting class. It feels very natural that many wrestlers would try their hand at making movies, especially action-heavy ones, and over the years (especially with the WWE getting heavily into the production game), many have tried to make the transition, with wildly mixed results. Some churn out B-grade, direct-to-video ass-kickers, while »

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Jonny Quest Is Getting A Live Action Movie, Get The Details

15 hours ago

At this point, in the world we live in, it.s no use lamenting the fact that all of your favorite things are being remade, re-envisioned, and otherwise rehashed, because that.s just reality. And today we can add another one to the metaphorical woodpile, as Sin City and Machete director Robert Rodriguez is working on a live-action Jonny Quest movie. Deadline reports that Rodriguez is teaming up with Warner Bros. in what will be yet another attempt to bring boy adventurer Jonny Quest to life on the silver screen. There.s definite potential inherent in the story, and if handled correctly, this could very well tap into the same younger audience that Rodriguez lit up with Spy Kids. Though the second, third, and fourth movies in that franchise all met with gradually diminishing returns, the first still totally holds up and stands alongside some of the all time great »

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The Memorial Day Box Office Hit An Historic Low

15 hours ago

While you were outside bathing in the sunshine, eating barely cooked meat from a barbecue, and enjoying a few brewskis over the glorious Memorial Day weekend, cinemas and multiplexes across the United States recorded historically low box office figures that could have drastic repercussions for the way studios proceed.  Tomorrowland.s meager attempt to recoup some of its hefty budget in its opening weekend reinforces the notion for studios that they should only provide hundreds of millions of dollars to finance franchises and sequels, while it also proves that the Memorial Day weekend is no longer the gateway to the summer blockbuster season. According to Entertainment Weekly, Tomorrowland only grossed $41.7 million over the four-day weekend, which, when you consider the fact that it cost around $190 million, means that it has a long way to go before making back its total. It wasn.t all completely bad for the cinematic moneymen »

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X-Men: Apocalypse Probably Bringing In The Morlocks, Get The Details

16 hours ago

Part of the fun of the build up to superhero movies is the speculation and amateur sleuthing that goes on as we all try to figure out which of our favorite elements will make the transition from page to screen. In this day and age of ubiquitous social media, we often get hints and insight from the people involved in these movies, and now director Bryan Singer has told us that we can expect to see Caliban in his upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, and probably the Morlocks too.     Shooting Caliban's place of "business" #Xmen #XMenApocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May 26, 2015 at 10:56am Pdt Singer took to Instagram to reveal this photo of an underground lair that looks ominous and gloomy. It arrived with the caption, "Shooting Caliban.s place of .business.." Though it arrived on the down low and without much fanfare, this is a detail »

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The Point Break Trailer Teaser Has A Legit Money Shot That Has Us Very Excited

17 hours ago

Teasers for trailers typically don’t do a lot to get our pulse racing. It’s like a mint before an appetizer, as a full trailer is really only setting up the actual feature, which is the meal. And yet, there’s a visual sequence in the center of this ultra-quick Point Break teaser trailer that has us hoping the remake will bring a few original twists to the table come December 25. Warner Bros. knows that it has a cool image on its hands with the "Money Shot" of skydivers caring so little about their boosted fortune that they are willing to unleash it midair, just so they can plummet through a wind-tunnel of cash. How can we tell? Because the sequence is also the centerpiece of the first Point Break poster that just arrived online. And we expect it to be part of the »

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Jurassic World Poster Drops Chris Pratt Into A Terrifying Situation

18 hours ago

Jurassic World, the latest installment in the venerable Jurassic Park franchise, promises to be full of all kinds of harrowing situations. One in particular involves star Chris Pratt running from a nasty new baddie, which is on prominent display in this new international poster. As you can tell from this poster form Imp Awards, Pratt, who plays a dinosaur behaviorist named Owen who works at the now open park of the title, running for his little life from one pissed off, rather large dinosaur. But this isn.t just any dinosaur, this is the new attraction at Jurassic World, the Indominus Rex. As you can see, there are still some kinks to be ironed out. Here.s what we know of the plot: twenty-some years after the events of the first film, and after a couple of aborted attempts, the park is now open for business and has become the »

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Watch The Cool Pixar Animated Sequence Brad Bird Cut Out Of Tomorrowland

20 hours ago

While Tomorrowland took a tepid photo finish victory during the Memorial Day weekend with $40.7 million over Pitch Perfect 2, the film, itself, was an immense awe-inspiring injection of optimism. However, one intended key piece of exposition in an animated sequence from Pixar was actually cut from the film. Now, that scene jumps from the cutting room floor to see the light of day online. Check it out in all its humanitarian glory! Director Brad Bird would call attention to the posting of this nixed scene. Bird, who made his name with animated epics like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles before moving to the live-action blockbuster arena, initially sought to integrate this Pixar-procured piece into Tomorrowland. However, if you.ve already seen the film, then, for the most part, it.s not telling you anything you don.t already know. That.s because Bird ultimately decided to explore this angle »

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Hawaiian Natives Have Even More Problems With Cameron Crowe's Aloha

21 hours ago

Cameron Crowe.s island romance has already come under fire for a perceived lack of diversity in its culturally diverse setting of Hawaii. Now it appears that Aloha is in trouble again for being culturally insensitive, though this time the source is unexpected. The title itself. According to a story on Yahoo some Hawaii natives find the title, Aloha, to be a "disrespectful misappropriation" of the word, which has deep cultural meaning to the state's population. The word has become a standard English greeting to say both hello and goodbye, however it also reportedly means a great deal more according to Hawaiians, and they believe that Crowe's new film does not show much, if anything of native Hawaiian culture, so it should not be using the word to attract moviegoers. Janet Mock, on her MSNBC Shift show So Popular!, said: Aloha actually comes from two Hawaiian words: alo . which means »

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Ant-Man's Costume Has One Massive Flaw

22 hours ago

While comic book purists are generally hard to please, the comic-inspired costume that Paul Rudd wears in the upcoming Ant-Man seems to be controversy-free. However, some notable critics regarding the unitards.s utilitarian value happen to be the people who created the getup. Apparently, a gaping, potentially fatal flaw was left in the design for the sake of aesthetics for the would-be Avengers team member. So what happened? In an interview featured in the latest issue of Empire, costume designers Sammy Sheldon and Ivo Coveney discuss the loosely-based logistics behind the Ant-Man suit worn by Rudd.s Scott Lang. Adhering to realism in one sense, the suit is designed to be self-contained, since oxygen molecules would be too large to breathe for a shrunken superhero. However, that aspect also takes form with two crucial cables jutting out the side of his helmet. As Coveney comments: We had a long discussion »

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Couple Whose Wedding Was Crashed In Bad Grandpa Are Getting Divorced

22 hours ago

It.s bad luck to see the bride in her wedding gown before the ceremony. It.s bad luck to give a knife as a gift. And, apparently, it.s bad luck to have Johnny Knoxville crash your wedding. The pranksman famously pulled one over on Jarrod Brom and Kimberly Peeler in the Jackass movie Bad Grandpa, wreaking havoc on the wedding cake and table setup. Now the couple has filed for divorce.  TMZ reports that Brom and Peeler are separating, two years after they were featured in Bad Grandpa. The film featured Knoxville suited up in prosthetics as Irving Zisman, a dirty old timer palling around with his on-screen grandson, played by fellow pranksman Jackson Nicoll. Together they embarked on a journey across America, stealing from a convenience store, knocking over promotional displays and road signs, and scaring the crap out of bystanders along the way. One particular scene »

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Is DC Comics About To Change Its Movie Schedule?

23 hours ago

The biggest problem with attempting to plan out a massive cinematic universe in the mold of Marvel is that you have no idea what changes could be on the horizon. Sony, for example, might send Spider-Man back to your universe. Or, if you are the Fast & Furious franchise, you might lose a cornerstone like Paul Walker. DC and Warner tried to catch up with Marvel and Disney recently by mapping out their movie plans through 2020, but comments by The Rock have us thinking that changes may be on the way. While out promoting his upcoming blockbuster San Andreas, the media savvy Rock has been fielding questions about Black Adam, the anti-hero that he.s expected to play opposite the Shazam movie that has been pegged for 2019. Except, when a reporter complained about having to wait that long to see the massive movie star assume the role, Dwayne Johnson clarified: No, »

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Emilio Estevez Just Had An Awesome Mighty Ducks Flashback On Twitter

23 hours ago

Monday was a big night for a couple reasons. It marked another victory for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, who were in the middle of Game 5 with the Chicago Blackhawks, and it was the night Emilio Estevez returned to rooting for his old team. The actor, who starred in the Mighty Ducks movies, let his team spirit be known all over social media.  Estevez played Coach Bombay in The Mighty Ducks, D2 and D3, and during the game on Monday he let loose some supportive quacks and cheers for his team on Twitter.  Come On Ducks! Regroup! Bring it home! You Can Do It!! @AnaheimDucks @NHL #wellplayed2ndperiodHawks . Emilio Estevez (@Emiliotheway) May 26, 2015 The actor proceeded to live tweet the game, keeping score as it went on.  Ducks: 4!!!!!! Hawks....two.....Quack! Quack! Quack! @AnaheimDucks @NHL . Emilio Estevez (@Emiliotheway) May 26, 2015 He even jeered at the other team, telling those "windy city windbags »

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Wolverine In The Deadpool Movie? Here's What Ryan Reynolds Says

26 May 2015 6:56 AM, PDT

Ryan Reynolds made his cinematic debut as Deadpool way back in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now that his foulmouthed, katana-swinging character has his own standalone X-Men movie, will Hugh Jackman return the favor? The actor has played Wolverine seven times on the big screen already, and he says his last movie with be the sequel to his outing with James Mangold. But, if Reynolds' words hold any truth, then Jackman is on board to return.  Reynolds recently spoke with News.com.au to promote his recent project Woman in Gold, and he said Fox and Jackman's camp are trying to feature an appearance from the adamantium-clawed mutant. When asked if we will see Wolverine in Deadpool, he said,  God I hope so, that would be really nice. I dunno, we.ll see. It seems like he.s open to it, but it.s gonna be more of a scheduling issue than »

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