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The girl on fire is still burning bright! Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trounced the competition over its first weekend at the box office, pulling in an estimated $161.1 million. That gross handily beats the $152.5 million opening of The Hunger Games, which opened in March 2012, and it stands as the best November debut of all time ahead of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which bowed with $142.9 million in 2009.
Only three films have ever opened higher than Catching Fire: The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million). Many prognosticators »
- Grady Smith
Hollywood horror has been all about sequels for the last 30-odd years, from the slasher films of Friday the 13th, Halloween, Child's Play and Nightmare on Elm Street, to the modern micro-budget franchise model of Saw, Paranormal Activity and Insidious. In addition to the wild success of the latter approach, studios will occasionally drop a remake that no one in particular asked for (ahem, Carrie). Not all remakes are necessarily bad news, however, as just this week we learned that Clive Barker himself would be writing a Hellraiser remake with Doug Bradley likely reprising his role as the iconic antagonist, Pinhead. All well and good, but there's a huge chunk of Hollywood horror I'd love to see return to the screen: the good ol' fashioned creature feature. Hit the jump to find out more. Hollywood! Adapt this: Them! What It's About: Next year marks the 60th anniversary of this science-fiction film from director Gordon Douglas, »
- Dave Trumbore
The world's entertainment capital is losing out as studios switch big TV and film productions to other locations to save money, leaving studios as little more than grand tourist attractions
Among the tourist hordes on the "walk of fame" last week, you could feel Hollywood casting its spell. They genuflected at the names of actors and film-makers embedded in pink stars in the pavement. Gloria Swanson. John Wayne. Will Smith. Francis Ford Coppola. Quentin Tarantino. Generations of glamour and talent, ringed in brass and close enough to touch.
Open-air vans and double-decker buses packed with camera-toting passengers swayed past palm trees and the Chinese Theatre en route to celebrity home tours – which are in truth celebrity hedge tours, because you seldom glimpse the mansions behind the shrubbery. No matter, the tours are extremely popular: there are now about 40 operators, up from just a handful a few years ago.
With an azure sky and balmy sunshine, »
- Rory Carroll
MGM has come on board the Producers Guild of America’s film credits certification process — giving the guild another victory in its longstanding campaign to curb excessive credits.
The announcement comes three months after Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. signed on to the voluntary PGA process and a year and a half after the Weinstein Co. agreed to use of the Producers Mark — a lower-case “p.g.a.” after a certified producer’s name — on its Prohibition-era drama “Lawless” when it screened at Cannes.
Fox, Sony and Universal signed off on agreements a year ago, with the condition that they could drop out of the program if a fourth studio did not come on board within two years.
There are more than 60 films with the mark, including “Furious 6,” “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Rise of Guardians,” “The Croods,” “The Purge,” “Monsters University,” “White House Down »
- Dave McNary
• Read the archive of Charles Gant's UK box office reports
With nearly triple the gross of the second-placed film, One Direction: This Is Us is a convincing winner at the UK box-office, grossing £3.47m including a hefty £1.27m from extra day Thursday. With schools still on holiday, Directioners were able to rush out for Thursday daytime showings without the downside of truanting, and may already have been back for second helpings. The opening is massively ahead of recent films in this 3D concert/documentary genre: Katy Perry: Part of Me (debut of £449,000 including £91,000 in previews) and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (£821,000). However, This Is Us is behind the pace of Michael Jackson's This Is It, »
- Charles Gant
Using 99 different movies from the works of directors such as Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, Michael Bay, the Wachowskis, Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro and even Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick, video director Vadzim Khudabets (official site) delivers the following 6:10 minute compilation of "epic" moments from a slew of recent movies (all listed below the video) for a video titled "Eterna". I'm featuring it here for two reasons; 1.) because it's very well done and 2.) I think it highlights the issues I have with today's blockbuster cinema. The first point is self-explanatory, but to the second point just watching this reminds me of every problem I have with so many of today's big budget spectacle features from the fact they are more style and size over substance and, like the video, overstay their welcome. For as well made as this video is, at the 2: »
- Brad Brevet
Culminating a decade of effort to rein in film producer credits, the Producers Guild of America has gotten all the major Hollywood studios on board its film credits certification process.
The Weinstein Co. was the first to agree to use of the Producers Mark — a lower-case “p.g.a.” after a certified producer’s name — on its Prohibition-era drama “Lawless” when it screened in May 2012, at Cannes. The process received a major boost in November when Fox, Sony and Universal signed off on agreements, with the condition that they could drop out of the program if a fourth studio did not come on board within two years.
“People often talk about ‘historic moments,’ but this is truly that: from this day forward producers, »
- Dave McNary
(Rns) Producers of the latest reboot of the “Superman” franchise famously marketed the movie to Christian audiences. Makers of the new “Lone Ranger” movie, not so much.
Like so much in this mess of a movie, it’s an ingredient that doesn’t make a ton of sense.
(Spoiler alert: I’m not going to give away much, but if you’re the type who wants to know nothing about a movie, come on back after you see it.)
And yes, I get that it needs to restate the basic »
- Religion News Service
The city itself dates back to the Bronze Age, the movies on display only a mere century. Yet it’s more than fitting that the film festival known as Il Cinema Ritrovato makes its home in the world’s oldest college town, where no sooner has the U. of Bologna recessed for the summer than the cobblestone streets and elaborate porticos come alive with another kind of student body — this one consisting of academics, archivists and programmers, a few thousand ordinary film lovers, and even the odd A-list Hollywood director (hello, Alexander Payne).
The festival’s name translates as “Cinema Rediscovered,” though “Cinema Resurrected” might be even more apropos, for its mission is not merely to unearth the treasures of cinema’s past, but to make them live anew. In its 27th edition (June 29-July 6), that meant more than 200 unique programs featuring more than 300 short, medium and feature-length films from »
- Scott Foundas
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …
“You think this is the first picture I’ve seen of 3 well hung dudes?”
Thanks to David for this week’s winning caption!
Adam before his performance and check donation presentation to the Trevor Project
The Lone Ranger Represents Everything That’s Wrong With Hollywood Blockbusters.
Below you can see a teaser for Out In The Line-Up, about homophobia in surfing. »
The latest big screen version of The Lone Ranger has descended upon the movie going public in the year 2013 A.D (or B.C.E). Regardless of what abbreviation you assign to the year, it’s the 21st Century. The Lone Ranger was a television serial in the late 1940′s and early 1950′s that spawned two films during that time frame. The series and films starred Clayton Moore as the iconic masked lawman and Jay Silverheels as his riding buddy and ally Tonto. Together on their trusted steeds Silver and Scout respectively, they righted wrongs and brought the guilty to justice in the American Old West. Jay Silverheels was of Native American ancestry. In the new version, the »
- Kevin Robinson
It.s hard to take too seriously a film that is entirely tongue-in-cheek other than to say that it is entertaining and depth free. It is based on a TV show after all, from a century ago that entranced people mostly older than the filmmakers. It has earned an iconic status. Who can.t sing the theme music . The stirring William Tell Overture . and who doesn.t know that Tonto, his sidekick, was a cool cat? L.R..s war whoop was .Hi Ho, Silver! And away!.. Nuff said. It will tickle folks despite a few wrinkles. The Lone Ranger and Tonto have a cute meet worthy of filmdom.s cutest romcom couples. They should never have hooked up on paper. The »
- Anne Brodie
Lying, cheating, deceitful pig! Anytime that sentence is uttered you know there’s some drama. We will get to the slick used car salesman that is Brian in just a bit, but first let me say I’m glad this season has officially begun. As of this week, the gloves came off and it is on.
The week began with the group dodgeball date. The day started off innocently enough in a small private little gym where the guys got absolutely pummeled with balls from professional dodge ballers. (Who knew there was such a thing?) Let me tell you, I »
- Chris Harrison
Find out which other singer is headed to The X Factor - HuffPost Entertainment What's your favorite drug-centric TV episode? - Vulture Check out the new trailer for The Lone Ranger - Moviefone Brilliant clues hiding in movies - Cracked What's the buzz on Before Midnight? - Rotten Tomatoes A tour of the Arrested Development set - BuzzFeed The most shocking moments from this week's Revolution - BuddyTV 8 things you may have missed from Star Trek Into Darkness - NextMovie Behind the Candelabra makes its Cannes debut - The Hollywood Reporter What's all this Xbox fuss about? - Popsugar Tech »
- Maggie Pehanick
Walt Disney Pictures are pulling out all the stops to assure maximum exposure for their big-budget western adventure, The Lone Ranger. Gore Verbinski is at the helm of the rebooted western icon, John Reid, being played by Armie Hammer. A masked lawman who’ll ride his trusty steed Silver alongside native American sidekick Tonto. Delivering justice at a lawless time in the Old Wild West.
Johnny Depp reunites with Pirates Of The Caribbean director, alongside an impressive supporting cast of Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. The film will ride into cinemas in the Us on the 3rd July and the UK 9th August. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer and television spot. We’ve a feeling this could be a blast!
The post Another Fun Trailer & TV Spot For Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
New television spots have been released for three movies that will duke it out in theaters this summer for some of that sweet box office gold: Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D. and The Lone Ranger. Each film has the potential to be a big hit but there's also a risk that each film could be a huge bomb. Let's take a look at Pacific Rim. The mechs vs giant monster movie from director Guillermo Del Toro probably has the best chance out of these three films of making some serious bucks at »
- Jesse Giroux
It might be a genre that no longer brings in the big-bucks in the classic bygone era of the 1940-70s but Walt Disney Pictures will have their fingers crossed that The Lone Ranger can break the mould. The re-imagining of the classic radio serial-turned-television favourite has Armie Hammer as the masked vigilante lawman John Reid, on a quest for justice alongside Johnny Depp’s Native American sidekick Tonto and trusty steed Silver.
The western adventure, which includes an impressive supporting cast of Barry Pepper, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter, really does look a blast. Whether it can make back its reported $280 million budget remains to be seen. Meanwhile, why not check out this action-packed new banner for the film hitting Us cinemas 3rd July and the UK 9th August. Gore Verbinski directs.
We’ve also included the French poster of a similar design featured a week or so ago. »
- Craig Hunter
Posters for The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Hell Baby, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Europa Report, R.I.P.D., Baggage Claim, Inside Llewyn Davis, As I Lay Dying, Redemption, Fruitvale Station, Grown Ups 2, and some beautiful artwork for the cover of a 300: Rise of an Empire coffee book.
"Joe Wright is reported Out of the »
- Garth Franklin
Flagstaff, Ariz. — The Hollywood image of Tonto once had the Lone Ranger's sidekick wearing a thin headband and lots of dangling fringes. The latest Disney version has a shirtless Johnny Depp adorned with feathers, a face painted white with black stripes, and a stuffed crow on his head.
The character in the upcoming "The Lone Ranger" still speaks broken English and chants prayers. But Depp has said he's less subservient, honors the proud American Indian warrior and displays a dry sense of humor seen throughout Indian Country. The production even hired a Comanche adviser, making it decidedly a Comanche story, and received the blessing of other tribes through ceremonies during filming.
Yet Disney has caught flak for what some say is the perpetuation of stereotypes through a character that lacks any real cultural traits. Moviegoers will have to wait until July 3 to see how all this plays out on screen. »
Multi-talented director Eli Roth is showing off his acting skills once again in the thriller Aftershock, which is in theaters this Friday. Playing a character lovingly referred to as Gringo, Roth co-wrote and produced this tale of an earthquake that hits Chile while he and his new found friends are partying at a club. They must survive the aftermath in what turns out to be quite a gruesome ride.
We recently caught up with Eli, who was participating in a junket for the film at Los Angeles' exclusive home to magicians ,The Magic Castle. From a room adorned with owls, the director of Hostel and Cabin Fever revealed that Aftershock is based on real events that happened to director Nicolás López. He also spoke a tiny bit about his own next directoriual effort The Green Inferno, »
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