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'Amazing Spider-Man' International Trailer Reveals New Scenes (Video)

15 April 2012 4:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The spotlight in the Marvel universe is shining brightly on The Avengers, with only a couple more weeks until the film’s release. But that doesn’t mean that the other big Marvel superhero film coming out this summer has been completely forgotten. Photos: 28 of Summer's Most Anticipated Movies: 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight,' 'Prometheus' A new Japanese trailer for Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man has hit the web, showing some new footage and a couple great fight scenes. Marc Webb’s upcoming 3D reboot, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, chronicles Peter Parker’s life as a teen. At WonderCon in

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'Matilda' Claims a Record 7 Wins at Olivier Awards

15 April 2012 4:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The musical "Matilda" claimed a record-breaking seven prizes at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards Sunday in London, including best new musical. Among the honors were one for best actress in a musical, presented jointly to the four young girls -- "the little twerps," as the show's songwriter and lyricist Tim Minchin called them -- who share the title role. Also read: Woody Allen Adapting 'Bullets Over Broadway' for Musical on ... Well, Guess One of the four best actress winners, 10-year-old Eleanor Worthington-Cox, became the youngest Olivier winner ever. She was joined on »


- Todd Cunningham

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'Hunger Games' Gobbles Up 4th Consecutive Victory in Down Weekend

15 April 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Hunger Games” juggernaut could not be stopped this weekend: Lionsgate’s monster hit easily defeated “The Three Stooges” and “The Cabin in the Woods” for its fourth consecutive victory at the domestic box office. It is the first movie since “Avatar” to notch so many victories in a row. Also read: 'Hunger Games' Box Office: A Rare Four-Peat The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ popular young adult novel grossed $21.5 million domestically, according to studio estimates. That was better than the studio projected and a healthy margin ahead of Fox’s “Three Stooges,” which also »


- Diane Garrett

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TV Review: Girls Is True to Life, If Not Reality

15 April 2012 3:51 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If you’re sitting down to watch Girls tonight with folded arms and a “this better be good” scowl, I don’t blame you. The tidal wave of advance press has turned it into more of an issue than a half-hour comedy, and its creator Lena Dunham – who also stars as the heroine, Hannah — has been profiled so often that you’d think she was running for president. There’s a whole subcategory of writing about the series which seems worried that it’s politically incorrect to even watch it, because the characters are white and have money, which contributes to the perpetuation of the hegemonic ruling class — oh, hey, people, that’s the bell! Don’t forget to read chapter four, there’s a quiz on Monday!Sorry if that sounded flippant (and it was). The Problem of Representation, as they say, is the entertainment industry’s problem, not Lena Dunham’s. »


- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Lugosi and Karloff Reunite at TCM Film Fest

15 April 2012 3:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, which ran April 12-15, felt a bit like a nostalgic version of the Telluride Film Festival: more than 25,000 film fans (about the same turnout as last year) flocked here from 49 states and seven countries to bliss out on 16 events and 83 screenings of old movies -- some of which frequently turn up on TV. One big attraction was the opportunity to watch film legends interviewed by leading film historians. At an April 14 standing-room-only screening of Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat at the Chinese Multiplex

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- Tim Appelo

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Indie Box Office: 'Lockout' Leads 'Bully' Expansion

15 April 2012 3:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lockout” and “Woman Thou Art Loosed” led the indie newcomers in a weekend marked by the Weinstein Co.’s expansion of “Bully” into 158 theaters with a PG-13 rating. Open Road distributed “Lockout,” a sci-fi thriller starring Guy Pearce, for FilmDistrict under a service deal. The movie, released in 2,308 locations, brought in $6.3 million for ninth place overall, according to Rentrak estimates. FilmDistrict picked up the $20 million movie from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. A spokeswoman said audiences skewed 65 percent male, with the age breakdown close to 50-50 those under and over »


- Diane Garrett

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'Hunger Games' Box Office: A Rare Four-Peat

15 April 2012 2:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With its victory at box office this weekend, “The Hunger Games” became the first film to win four consecutive crowns since “Avatar.” These days of front-loaded releases, it’s rare for a movie to score a three-peat, let alone a four-peat. Only four movies have managed that feat post-“Avatar,” according to boxofficemojo.com stats. “The Help” was the sole triple threat last year; in 2010, “Alice in Wonderland,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Inception” won three weekends before relinquishing their crowns. Also read: 'Hunger Games' Gobbles Up 4th Consecutive Victory in Down Weekend “Avatar” managed to »


- Diane Garrett

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'Titanic' 3D Posts China's Best Box-Office Bow Ever at $58M

15 April 2012 2:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 3D rerelease of "Titanic" recorded the best box office opening ever in China this weekend, claiming $58 million for international distributor Fox. Universal got some good news, too. It opened its pricey "Battleship" in 26 territories -- not including China -- and took in $58 million. That represents a pretty good payoff on the studio's early overseas opening strategy. The movie will roll out in the U.S. on May 18. Also read: 'Battleship' Lines Up $50M in Promotional Partnerships With Coke, Nestle The huge China opening for "Titanic" and receipts from 69 other »

- Todd Cunningham

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Battleship Opens Strong Overseas While Hunger Games Still Dominates at Home

15 April 2012 2:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Battleship may be pushing $60 million in its first overseas weekend (not even counting Russia and China), but it's not set to open stateside until May, which means Hunger Games reigns supreme for a fourth weekend in a row. With close to $22 million in the domestic weekend box office, Hunger Games has now crested the all-important half-billion mark worldwide. The Three Stooges opened respectably in second place at $17 million, with horror flick The Cabin in the Woods coming in third at $15 million. Apart from the Titanic 3-D re-release, which is doing alright with a two-week $44 million total, the rest of the slate is really none too exciting. »


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News Nuggets: Is 'The Three Stooges' a Razzie Award contender?

15 April 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Razzies founder John Wilson blasts "The Three Stooges": "... however indefensible the old 'Three Stooges' shorts and movies may have been, the idea of even bothering to do a pale imitation of them, as this new movie does, seems pointless and utterly unoriginal to us -- kinda like 90% of what Hollywood is putting out these daze. It is our hope that the 2012 'Three Stooges' movie fails so spectacularly that any similar projects in the development pipeline are killed off before reaching fruition." Razzies What do Razzie members think of the prospects of "The Three Stooges"? "I don't remember how I felt about the original Stooges when I was young. I did see 'A Ducking They Did Go' a few months ago. It was funny... but very repetitive. The way they hit each other was always the same. And from what I know, that was their 'routine' in every movie. »


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Saturday Night Live Recap: Josh Brolin Would Be More Convincing Without the Facial Hair

15 April 2012 1:26 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When Josh Brolin appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on the eve of his second SNL guest-hosting gig, he expressed his excitement about the unique job. And Brolin did bring a lot of visible enthusiasm to his sketches, if not as much commitment as one might hope: I mean, he might have had an easier time selling his role as the Nazi from Raiders of the Lost Ark if he'd shaved off his goatee. The episode as a whole wasn't quite an instant classic, but there were a few bright spots.Best Digital Short: The episode made the unprecedented move of including not one but two Digital Shorts. The seventh installment of "Laser Cats" (linked above) was so-so, despite a Steven Spielberg cameo. But the second Short — featuring the night's musical guest, Gotye, and referencing one of his videos — was a winner. Best Recurring Characters: Garth and Kat returned »


- Tara Ariano

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Foreign Box Office: 'Titanic 3D' Unsinkable No. 1 Overseas After Sensational China Debut

15 April 2012 12:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Thanks to its humongous opening in China, Titanic 3D proved the foreign theatrical circuit’s unsinkable No. 1 box office champ on the weekend, grossing $88.2 million from 9,889 venues in 69 overseas territories covering more than 100 countries. The debut tally in China – $58 million drawn from 3,500 sites – accounted for the lion’s share of the total weekend take, and is distributor 20th Century Fox’s biggest opening gross in the market ever. Fox said the retrofitted film’s six-day China bow is 32% more than the totalmarket gross (a then record $44 million) of the original

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- Frank Segers

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Maggie Smith On the Way Out of 'Downton Abbey' (Report)

15 April 2012 12:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Maggie Smith has reportedly told "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes that she wants out of the hit British drama. "Maggie has asked Julian to write her character out," the U.K.'s Daily Mail is reporting. "She is filming until August and then wants to leave, going out on a high. She thinks that three series is enough and she wants to get back to the stage and big screen."   Also read: 'Downton Abbey' Season 3 Death: Who Is It? Smith's Dowager Countess, a master of the potent one-line put-down, is one of the show's »


- Todd Cunningham

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Box Office: 'Hunger Games' smacks 'Three Stooges' to stay no. 1 for four weeks in a row

15 April 2012 11:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles (AP) — Movie fans have chosen real violence over the slapstick variety as "The Hunger Games" held off "The Three Stooges" to remain the No. 1 weekend movie. Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games," the blockbuster about teens competing in a televised fight to the death, stayed on top for a fourth-straight weekend with $21.5 million. That raises the film's domestic total to $337.1 million. "I think a couple of weeks ago, if someone had told us where we'd be, we would have said, 'We'd like to see that number, but it would be a pleasant surprise.' So we're in that »


- David Germain (AP)

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Weekend Report: Four-in-a-Row for 'The Hunger Games'

15 April 2012 11:38 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Male moviegoers were split between the three new releases this weekend, which allowed the female-skewing Hunger Games to take the top spot at the box office for the fourth-consecutive frame. Among the new movies, The Three Stooges fared best, though The Cabin in the Woods also had a decent showing. Lockout, on the other hand, didn't even reach the modest levels of other recent Luc Besson productions. Without any breakout opener, the Top 12's combined $106.7 million gross was off nine percent from the same weekend last year.The Hunger Games eased 36 percent to $21.1 million, which is its best hold so far. It's the first movie to take the top spot for four weekends in a row since Avatar achieved this feat in January 2010. The Hunger Games currently ranks 22nd on the all-time domestic chart with $336.7 million, and it should have no problem ending its run with over $370 million. The Three Stooges »

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Rock Royalty Welcomed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

15 April 2012 10:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Before a crowd of 6,000 rock-loving fans in Cleveland last night, some of the biggest names in music from the sixties, seventies, and eighties were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here a quick rundown of who got in, who did the honors, and the jams served up. Honoree: Guns N' Roses Notable Absences: It was the first time most of the band's members — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steve Adler — had all gotten together in some twenty years, but lead vocalist Axl Rose stayed away, saying the ceremony "doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected." Inducted by: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, who recalled his first time seeing the band on MTV: "I thought, these guys could end up dead or in jail." Tunes: "Sweet Child of Mine" and "Paradise City," performed by what parts of Guns N' Roses »

- Andre Tartar

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Coachella 2012: Radiohead Returns in Good Spirits With Epic 2-Hour Set

15 April 2012 10:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Though the second day of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival may have been the most comfortable ever, with temperatures dangling in the 70s for most of the day (a stark contrast to the first day's nearly-disabling chilliness), musically it stumbled over itself in a too-slow midsection from artists like Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum (fine for the dorm room, lacking on a giant field) and Andrew Bird (the whistling works, but not for an hour) that left many fans scratching their heads about what to do with the time they were biding until sundown, when

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Box Office Shocker: 'Titanic 3D' Scores Top Opening of All Time in China

15 April 2012 10:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

James Cameron's 3D rerelease of Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet starrer Titanic is a runaway hit in China, where the movie has scored the best opening gross of all time in debuting to $67 million. Official numbers released Monday were even stronger than Sunday's estimates, which showed Titanic 3D opening to $58 million -- still the best debut of all time. Transformers: Dark of the Moon held the previous record, opening to $56 million last year in China on its way to grossing north of $145 million. The good news for Titanic doesn't end there. The rerelease may have been a slow

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- Pamela McClintock

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Box office report: 'Hunger Games' wins again with $21.5 million, passes $500 million worldwide; 'Three Stooges' and 'Cabin in the Woods' debut decently

15 April 2012 10:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For the fourth weekend in a row, The Hunger Games easily led the domestic box office, holding off three new wide releases from the top spot.

Lionsgate’s $90 million blockbuster adaptation earned $21.5 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period, marking a slim 32 percent drop from last weekend. All told, The Hunger Games has earned $337.1 million after 24 days and seems headed for a final domestic total of about $375 million. The only other 2012 releases likely to reach those sorts of numbers are franchise films The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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Google Co-Founder Rips Hollywood on Anti-Piracy Efforts

15 April 2012 10:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood and the entertainment industry are "shooting themselves in the foot, or maybe worse than the foot" by pushing the current anti-piracy legislation, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. He said the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act that Hollywood has been lobbying for would have led to the U.S. using the same technology and approach it has criticized China and Iran for using. Brin (with Google co-founder Larry Page, above) made the comments in an exclusive interview with the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. Also read: Sunk! How Hollywood Lost the »


- Todd Cunningham

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