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Friday Box Office: San Andreas Opens in First; Aloha Gets Buried

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Two new wide releases hit theatres on Friday, though only one made a noticeable impact. That would be Warner Bros.’ San Andreas, which easily took first place on Friday with an estimated $18.2 million. That’s a bit higher than expected and puts the PG-13 disaster movie on track for at least $47 million through Sunday. There have certainly been bigger openings in the disaster genre. On this same weekend in 2004, Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow claimed $68.7 million and, in November 2009, Sony’s 2012 opened with $65.2 million. Even so, the genre has not been a safe box office bet in recent years. Where films with a little something extra (Godzilla, say, or zombies in World War Z) have opened well, straight-up disaster movies like last summer’s Into the Storm have struggled in theatrical release. [caption id="attachment_457693" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Columbia Pictures[/caption] Should San Andreas prove a commercial success, much of the »

- Nicole Pedersen

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Caption This: Aquarius’ David Duchovny on the Scene; Plus An Unhappy American Ninja Warrior

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For Caption This, we at Collider TV take note throughout the week of the weirdest, strangest, or simply most caption-worthy promotional photos we run across, and pick the best one (or two) to share. You can see previous picks here. First up, David Duchovny is back on the scene in Aquarius, and here, we find him crouched over a bleeding police officer. Personally, I feel like there are a lot of ways to take this scene, but I’ll leave it up to you, commenters, to provide a great caption for it. (The picture at the top of the post is also fair game for comment, because again, it begs for a caption): [caption id="attachment_465255" align="alignnone" width="600"] Image via NBC[/caption] As a bonus, here is a photo from American Ninja Warrior. Let me state for the record that I think these people are super badass, and if I was on this show »

- Allison Keene

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Kyle Newman Talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chewie and Taylor Swift

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Now playing in select theaters and available OnDemand is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) action-comedy Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. JacksonJessica AlbaSophie TurnerThomas MannGabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. If you’ve been reading Collider for any length of time, you know Kyle Newman and I have a long history of talking about Star Wars (here’s my favorite debate where we discuss the prequels in the Soho house parking lot). So when I sat down with him at the Barely Lethal press day, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Oscar Beat: Cannes 2015 Offers a Preview of Awards Race to Come

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Calm down, it’s not time to talk seriously about the Oscars just yet. But we are approaching the halfway point of 2015, and already there are a number of films and performances that could land squarely in the awards race this fall. Right now, though, let’s just focus on the Cannes Film Festival, which marks 2015’s second major film festival and offers a partial preview of the awards race to come. The reception to films at Cannes doesn’t always equate over here in the states. Some movies land with a thud overseas, then launch successful awards campaigns back home once Oscar season begins in earnest. And other times films go over like gangbusters in France, but don’t make much noise with the Academy. So when considering the most recent crop of Cannes contenders, it’s important to keep in mind that the reception at the festival doesn »

- Adam Chitwood

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Deep Web Review: Alex Winter’s Documentary Takes Viewers Down The Silk Road

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Here’s what you need to know to understand where Alex Winter’s documentary Deep Web begins. When you browse the internet and use search engines to find content, you’re engaging in the “surface web.” Whenever you put in a password to log in to a protected website or webpage (your email client, online banking, protected corporate or government sites), you are accessing the “dark web.” If you are going totally off the grid to find sites that are completely anonymous except through the use of special software, then you are on the “deep web.” The most famous example of the deep web is The Silk Road, an online marketplace for drugs and other illegal items that launched in 2011. Its name became part of the national conversation after a raid by the FBI appeared to have uncovered its leader — an administrator going by the name “Dread Pirate Roberts” (from »

- Allison Keene

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Kit Harington Reveals the Andy Samberg Comedy 7 Days In Hell Was Shot in 3 Days

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Actor Kit Harington is not especially known for his comedy chops, but he showed serious promise in a recent Late Night with Seth Meyers sketch and he’ll have an excellent showcase for them in the upcoming comedy 7 Days in Hell. The Game of Thrones actor stars opposite Andy Samberg in the HBO mockumentary, which is essentially a 30 for 30 episode about a fake tennis match that lasted seven days. Samberg plays a bad-boy tennis star in the vein of John McEnroe, while Harington plays his prodigy opponent who’s not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. The picture premiered at SXSW this past spring to positive reviews, but some may be surprised to hear that the movie is only 43 minutes long. There’s a good reason for its brevity: they shot the whole movie in three days. Steve recently caught up with Harington at the press day for Testament of Youth, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Enter Our Giveaway and Win Free Jurassic World Toys

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It’s been over a decade since a new Jurassic Park movie opened in theaters, but the franchise IP is so fruitful that there’s been no lack of Jp merchandise on the shelves over the years. However, the release of director Colin Trevorrow’s sequel Jurassic World provides Universal Pictures and Hasbro with an opportunity to unveil new merch for new dinosaurs. One of the centerpieces of Jurassic World is the hybrid dinosaur Indominous Rex, which is a DNA hodgepodge that includes traits of both the T. rex and the velociraptor. In anticipation of the film’s release, a number of new Jurassic World toys—including the Indominous Rex—have been released, and we here at Collider would like to highlight a few of them by offering a free collection of toys to one very lucky reader. The winner of our Jurassic World giveaway will win a collection of »

- Adam Chitwood

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Top 5: San Andreas, Rick Baker Retiring, Point Blank Remake Trailer

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Streaming now on Netflix is Christopher McQuarrie's action/thriller Jack Reacher, adapted from the Lee Child novel One Shot. This one had been sitting in my queue for some time and it finally got the call up this past week when Adam kindly gave notice that it would be leaving Netflix on June 30th. Released by Paramount in 2012 as the first movie adaptation of Child's popular book series, Reacher garnered modest box office returns domestically but played well enough abroad for the studio to move forward with a sequel, possibly with Oscar winner Edward Zwick at the helm. I consider this to be good news because Jack Reacher is actually pretty damn solid. Starring Tom Cruise as the titular character, McQuarrie's film assembles a fantastic cast around him that includes Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, and Werner Herzog in an excellent turn as the villain known »

- Jason Barr

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The Shining and Grand Budapest Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”

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Who doesn't love a good movie mashup? Everyone is capable of making them, so there's a slew of them out there, but Birth Movies Death tracked down an especially impressive gem well worth sharing that pairs The Shining with The Grand Budapest Hotel called "Wes Anderson's The Shining." This thing is absolutely seamless. Not only does the mashup's creator, Steve Ramsden, find some spot-on dialogue crossovers, but he actually manages to make it look like an Overlook hallway leads right into a Grand Budapest room. And how about that coloring? I never realized how many visuals in The Shining had such a Wes Anderson feel to them. However, Ramsden did. Here's what he told Live for Films: "I noticed how Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick frame their shots in a similar way – this was the result: 'The Grand Overlook Hotel'!" It's a simple, one-sentence observation, but that's the key to quality mashups right there. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Channing Tatum to Produce, Possibly Star in Former Lifetime Movie Two Kisses For Maddy

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While Channing Tatum may be one of the most in-demand actors around at the moment, he’s continuing to further his efforts behind the camera. Last fall, he signed on to make his directorial debut on the drama Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, and now Variety reports he’s aiming to produce and possibly star in an adaptation of the Matthew Logelin memoir Two Kisses for Maddy. The film is a father-daughter drama that revolves around Logelin’s marriage, the death of his wife 27 hours after she gives birth, and his experience of raising his daughter as a single parent. The book adaptation was previously set up as a Lifetime movie in 2012, but it did not move forward. Now, Tatum—a new father himself—has snapped up the property to produce through his Free Association banner for Sony’s TriStar and Temple Hill Entertainment. Safe Haven and City of Angels screenwriter »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: Four Jurassic World Journals Featuring Chris Pratt Being Chris Pratt

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Did you think it looked a little silly when Chris Pratt was busy having a chat with a bunch of raptors in the latest Jurassic World clip? Just wait until you see what it really looked like when Pratt was hanging around with them on set. Universal just unveiled four Jurassic World journals and they're all loaded with behind-the-scenes footage of Chris Pratt just being Chris Pratt. Despite my opening cynicism, I'm still holding out hope that the whole raptor squad thing will be more fun than ridiculous, and if anyone can make that happen, it's Pratt. The guy is charming to the max and it's incredibly evident in these videos. I always love checking out what things really looked like on set, especially with an SFX/VFX-heavy film like Jurassic World, but the main reason I happily watched all four of these videos from start to finish is because Pratt is so insanely charismatic. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Disney Pulls the Plug on Tron 3

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Disney has pulled the plug on plans for Tron 3, the would-be third installment in the hi-tech adventure sci-fi series. Prep had already begun on the sequel, which was planned to see the return of Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, as well as stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund. It was believed that production would begin this fall in Vancouver. THR broke the news, and does not currently have a reason for the cancellation, but there's no doubt that Walt Disney Studios is more focused than ever on live-action adaptations of classic animated works and Tron 3 may not have fit in their scheme for the future of the brand. Not to mention the recent box office disappointment of Tomorrowland, a big-budget live action sci-fi film that failed to resonate with audiences. While there were a number of reports indicating that Tron 3 would indeed make it back on the grid, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Ant-man: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

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I don't know how many female readers between the ages of 14 and 18 we have out there, but if you know anyone who fits that description and has a thing for technology, Marvel's got a pretty cool opportunity well worth checking out. Marvel, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry Pi are all sponsoring a nationwide competition called "Marvel's Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge." Taking a cue from "Ultimate Mentor Adventure" and "Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good," the Ant-Man challenge is on the hunt for young creators who can make a difference and this time around  it needs to be by using micro-technology. Check out Evangeline Lilly's announcement video below for all the details: Learn how to win a chance to attend the Red Carpet premiere of @AntMan, in theaters July 17! http://t.co/p0ZXjIe0RK https://t.co/50BtjCRLk5 — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 29, 2015 This is definitely a »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Lumberjanes Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

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Excellent news! Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's wonderful comic Lumberjanes is set for a live-action adaptation at 20th Century Fox. Published by Boom! Studios, the comic series follows five diverse, kickass, witty-as-hell ladies as they battle supernatural forces at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. It's a damn delightful series, and this will come as absolutely wonderful news to anyone who's read it. Originally intended for a limited eight-week run, the Eisner Award-nominated comic became such a critical and commercial hit that it was continued as an ongoing series. Per The Wrap, the Lumberjanes movie is a priority project for 20th Century Fox. Boom! Studios executives Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will produce the alongside Adam Yoelin. [caption id="attachment_465735" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Boom! Studios[/caption] The fiercely feminist, female-centric comic is set to be penned by Black List scribe Will Widger »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Weekly TV Ratings: Bones Rises, Aquarius Has a Rocky Start, iZOMBIE Steady

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Now that summer is upon us, the Big 5 have been overtaken with reality programming (which all seemingly had their premieres this past week). Since most scripted series are on hiatus, so too are my daily TV ratings pieces. However, I’ll still be collecting the biggest ratings stories of the week to post on Fridays. So let’s break down the weekly TV ratings for Monday, May 25th through Thursday, May 28th: On Monday, the Season 7 premiere of American Ninja Warrior at 8 p.m. pulled in a 1.8 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and also notched 5.89 million viewers. The show was up 13 percent from its Season 6 premiere. ABC’s 500 Questions experiment pulled ok numbers during its week-long run. It ended nearly where it started, with a 1.1 rating both on Monday and for its Thursday finale, dropping to a 1.0 in between. The premiere garnered 5.22 million viewers, while the finale brought in 5.04. Overall, »

- Allison Keene

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Heaven Knows What Review: Love is a Drug in the Safdie Brothers’ NYC-Set Drama

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Toward the end of Daddy Longlegs, Ben and Joshua Safdie's previous narrative feature, the troubled father of the title, played by longtime Safdies collaborator Ronald Bronstein, himself a talented independent filmmaker, fights off a humongous mosquito in his home, while his two sons sleep. It's a quick flash of magical realism topping off an unsettling, darkly comical vision of bumbling parental responsibility, the roots of which are entangled both in a complex, often erratic inner life and the boundless freedom that living in New York City allows those who seemingly have no interest in day jobs, families, a savings account, or, often enough, their own health and safety. In effect, fighting off the mosquito is an eruption of love and sense of responsibility from the father for his children, whereas elsewhere in the movie his paternal instinct seems dubious at best. [caption id="attachment_465591" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Radius-twc[/caption] The idea of responsibility »

- Chris Cabin

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Duplass Brothers Get Two-Season Pick-Up for Animated Series Animals at HBO

29 May 2015 1:35 PM, PDT

As far as hard-working filmmakers and actors go in this day and age, no pair has proliferated throughout the television and independent film landscapes quite like Mark and Jay Duplass. Indeed, mere months after their solid relationship dramedy series, Togetherness, received a second season order from HBO, THR is now reporting that the pair have landed a two-season order from the channel for Animals, an animated series that screened at Sundance and landed the Duplass brothers as executive producers. The series centers on talking animals, set largely in and around New York City, and the animation is courtesy of Starburns Industries, the production house behind cult animated hit Rick and Morty. In a statement about the two-season pick-up, Mark Duplass said that the deal continues his brother and he's want to bring "the principles of indie film to the TV space," describing the entire deal as "beyond belief." [caption id="attachment_465655" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via HBO[/caption] »

- Chris Cabin

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New Inside Out Clip Introduces Riley’s Personality Islands

29 May 2015 1:23 PM, PDT

We've already been introduced to Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black), watched Joy (Amy Poehler) prep Riley for her first day of school, and caught a glimpse of what happens when Joy and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) can't find their way back to headquarters, but now it's time to learn a little more about the way the mind works according to Inside Out. Disney just unveiled a brand new clip from the film and it breaks down the difference between a standard memory and a core memory, and also reveals Riley's Personality Islands. Catch the new Inside Out clip for yourself below. The film is due in theaters on June 19th and also features the voices of Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan as Riley’s parents. And, in case you missed it, click here to check out 39 things to know about making a movie at Pixar. The process is incredible »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Love Letters To The Dead: Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct Ya Adaptation

29 May 2015 1:23 PM, PDT

After kicking off the insanely popular, billion-dollar Twilight franchise, Catherine Hardwicke is set to return to the realm of hugely popular Ya fiction with an adaptation of Ava Dellaira's Love Letters to the Dead. The book follows a young woman, Laurel, as she copes with her high school experiences and the death of her sister by composing letters to famous dead people like Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland and Amy Winehouse. Dellaira will adapt her own novel and write the script. Hardwicke doesn't get enough credit for the role she played in the foundation of the cinematic Twilight saga. Whether that's a good or bad entry in her resume is a matter of taste, but Hardwick found the cast, pulling off the stunt of successfully casting Edward Cullen - a feat the ravenous fans thought impossible - and helped establish the surreal chalky-faced, obvious-wig vampire look that defined the entire series. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Spectacular Now Director to Helm F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale West Of Sunset

29 May 2015 1:07 PM, PDT

After tackling the life of David Foster Wallace in this summer’s magnificent The End of the Tour, filmmaker James Ponsoldt now has his sights set on another iconic author for another feature film. Per Deadline, the Spectacular Now and Smashed director is in talks to write and direct an adaptation of the Stewart O’Nan novel West of Sunset, which has been described as a novelized biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It focuses on the latter years of the author’s life, when he was in poor health, financial trouble, and had his wife locked away in a mental asylum. He went to Hollywood in 1937 with the aim of starting anew as a screenwriter, but would die in 1940. Too much to hope for Tom Hiddleston and Allison Pill reprising their roles from Midnight in Paris? This is actually fitting material for Ponsoldt, as The End of the Tour finds Jason Segel playing Wallace, »

- Adam Chitwood

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