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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Wins Memorial Day Weekend, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Flops

30 May 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Led by a massive cast of mutants stars, including Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and series newcomer Oscar Isaac as the evil Apocalypse, “X-Men: Apocalypse” won the four-day Memorial Day weekend box office with an estimated $80 million. The 20th Century Fox sequel didn’t make nearly as much as its predecessor, “Days of Future Past,” which brought in $110.6 million when it opened on the holiday weekend in 2014 — and ranks at No. 5 of all-time Memorial Day weekend returns. Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” came in second place. The sequel to the 2010 Disney hit presented little »

- Meriah Doty

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Jeff Bridges Announces Kingsman 2 Role with New Poster

28 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 20th Century Fox sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle is shaping up to have one stellar cast. The latest member has just confirmed himself, with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges declaring his role through Twitter. Along with this news comes a brand new character poster featuring a glass of scotch fit for a Dude. The poster states the following.

"The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table."

At this time, The Iron Man and Big Lebowski actor has not yet revealed which character he will be playing in this follow-up to the 2015 smash hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The story picks up right where the last installment let off. Super-spy Eggsy and his supervisor Merlin are heading to the United States to join forces with their counterparts, the 'Statesman'. This urgency comes after new villain Poppy blows up Kingsman HQ. »

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Leads Friday Box Office With $26.4 Million

28 May 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While Thursday night previews for “X-Men: Apocalypse” were strong, the sequel’s box office performance on Friday indicates that it is no “Days of Future Past.” The 20th Century Fox movie brought in $26.4 million on Friday — much less than the $35.5 million grossed by “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on its first full day of release. That movie went on to a huge $110.6 million opening weekend during the Memorial Day holiday in 2014. Early tracking has the “X-Men” sequel aiming for $100 million over this four-day weekend, including Monday’s results. Studio estimates, however, are set a bit lower, at »

- Meriah Doty

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Improves On ‘Days of Future Past’ at Thursday Box Office

27 May 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

X-Men: Apocalypse” grossed $8.2 million in its Thursday night previews. The film’s immediate predecessor, “Days of Future Past,” launched with $8.1 million at the Thursday box office in 2014 and went on to earn $110.6 million over its three-day holiday weekend. Early tracking had the “X-Men” sequel aiming for $100 million for the long Memorial Day weekend (including Monday’s results), although studio estimates were lower, just above $80 million. Also Read: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Post-Credits Scene Explained: What Is Essex Corp? The 20th Century Fox movie, directed by Bryan Singer, is opening on 4,100 screens and was made on a production budget of $178 million. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Independence Day 2 Preview Prepares for a Second Alien War

26 May 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we showed you an extended preview with a slew of new footage from Independence Day: Resurgence, along with posters that showed four of the world's iconic landmarks being destroyed by these alien invaders. With just under one month left until this sequel finally hits theaters, we have a new preview where cast members Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth shed some new light on the story. The plot is set 20 years after the first movie, where the world finds itself unprepared yet again for an alien attack.

The 20th Century Fox YouTube page debuted this preview, which showcases how the alien technology has advanced even more than what we saw 20 years ago. Jeff Goldblum claims that fans have never seen "world destruction" like this in this epic sequel, while this footage also reveals that one of the alien ships is as big as the entire Atlantic Ocean. We also hear from Liam Hemsworth, »

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Set for Strong Memorial Day Box Office

24 May 2016 10:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

X-Men: Apocalypse” may feature superstar Jennifer Lawrence along with other returning star mutants, but the 20th Century Fox sequel probably won’t come within the $110.6 million opening made by its predecessor, 2014’s “Days of Future Past.” Early tracking has the “X-Men” sequel aiming for $100 million for the long Memorial Day weekend (counting Monday’s results). Although studio estimates are set lower, just above $80 million. The 20th Century Fox movie, directed by Bryan Singer, is opening on 4,100 screens and was made on a production budget of $178 million — about $12 million less than 2014’s “X-Men” installment, which also opened »

- Meriah Doty

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Scores Surprise Season 4 Renewal From Fox

13 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nicole Beharie‘s Abbie Mills may be dead, but “Sleepy Hollow” is actually very much still alive. Fox has renewed its supernatural drama for a fourth season, a show that many (once again) thought would head to the graveyard instead. Sans former female lead Beharie, “Sleepy” stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills, Lance Gross as Daniel Reynolds and Jessica Camacho as Sophie Foster. The 20th Century Fox Television and K/O Paper Products series hails from Alex KurtzmanRoberto OrciLen Wiseman and Phillip Iscove. The first three executive produce the show, as do Clifton Campbell, »

- Tony Maglio

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'Son Of Saul' director to shoot second film in 2017

13 April 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.

Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes, whose Oscar-winning debut Son Of Saul opens in the UK later this month, has revealed plans to shoot his second feature next year.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Nemes said he hoped to shoot Sunset in Budapest in spring 2017 and that he would work with the same crew, including cinematographer Matyas Erdely, from Holocaust drama Son Of Saul.

“We’ve already started testing and I’m looking forward to working with the same crew,” said the 39 year-old director.

Sunset will centre on a young woman in Budapest before the First World War and will be produced by Gabor Sipos and Gabor Rajna of Hungary’s Laokoon Filmgroup, the production company behind Son Of Saul.

In a previous interview with Screen, Nemes said the film will be set in 1910, when the city was cosmopolitan, tolerant and full of inhabitants from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

“[The Nazis] killed all of »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Katharine McPhee Smashes a Hip-Hop Classic on Lip Sync Battle — Watch

6 April 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Katharine McPhee has a long and colorful history when it comes to televised karaoke.

VideosSNL Outtake: Paul Ryan, John Boehner Star in ‘Establishment Shuffle’ (Video)

On the positive end of the spectrum, she finished in second place during the fifth season of American Idol — arguably the finest, most patriotic karaoke contest on television — but she also sang “Redneck Woman” on Smash, a song choice that still keeps me up at night. (Yes, I know she was “playing” a “character,” but has there ever been anyone more real than Karen Cartwright?)

VideosSmash‘s Broadway ‘Bombshell’ Videos: Watch the Marilyns’ ‘Big Finish, »

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Blue Denim

5 April 2016 12:24 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hollywood tackles the big issues! This adapted play about an unwanted teen pregnancy is actually quite good, thanks to fine performances by Carol Lynley and Brandon De Wilde, who convince as cherubic high schoolers 'too young to know the score.' And hey, the teen trauma is set to an intense music score by Bernard Herrmann. Blue Denim 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives 1959 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date March 16, 2016 / available through Amazon / 19.98 Starring Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt, Warren Berlinger, Vaughn Taylor, Roberta Shore, Malcolm Atterbury, Anthony J. Corso, Gregg Martell, William Schallert. Cinematography Leo Tover Film Editor William Reynolds, George Leggewie Original Music Bernard Herrmann Written by Edith Sommer, Philip Dunne from the play by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble Produced by Charles Brackett Directed by Philip Dunne

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Sex education today is erratic, with no established standard, but »

- Glenn Erickson

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Us Box-Office: ‘Zootropolis’ remains strong, ‘Grimbsy’ bombs

14 March 2016 1:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Zootopia/ Zootropolis

It is a box-office success story which must be celebrated. Walt Disney’s Zootropolis, which opens in the U.K. over the Easter break, has now climbed to an enormous $431 million in global cinema takings, and has secured the number one spot in America from the second week in a row, so reports Box-Office Mojo. The film, which is known as Zootopia on domestic soil, and Zoomania across Europe (Zootropolis in the U.K.), has now become the highest-grossing Disney Animation or Pixar release after a very successful weekend in China, taking an addition $56.5 million for an accumulative $109 million after just ten days.

The film is still to open in Australia, Brazil, and Japan, and of course, the U.K. We’ve seen it, and its as good as they all say. Stick around for a review over the next few days.

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- Paul Heath

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R-rated Version Of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Is Coming To DVD/Blu-ray

23 February 2016 5:26 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em. Hollywood sure loves to follow the trend of the moment, and it appears Warner Bros. is following suit. It was unveiled on the Film Ratings website, per the MPAA (via StitchKingdom), that WB will be releasing an R-rated version of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” following in the wake of “Deadpool.” The 20th Century Fox mutant film starring Ryan Reynolds of course changed the game two weeks ago when it debuted with a $132 million opening — the highest opening R-Rated film of all time and by a considerable margin. Read More: Is 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' In Trouble? Many pundits suspected that WB would toy with the idea of an R rating for “Suicide Squad” now that “Deadpool” has seemingly broken the R-rating stigma (though don’t bet for a second what works for one film now works »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation,’ Charlize Theron Eyes ‘Fast 8,’ and More

10 February 2016 9:06 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Recipient of the newly minted DGA award for Best First-Time Director, Ex Machina‘s Alex Garland is already deep into casting his follow-up, another sci-fi feature titled Annihilation. With Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson on board, The Wrap now informs us that Jennifer Jason Leigh, coming off of The Hateful Eight and Anomalisa, will round out the quartet if talks go through. Adapted from Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel, it follows a group of women who embark on dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. While it’s not said who plays who yet, it follows an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist.

Coming off of Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron may take part in another bout of vehicular chaos. Deadline reports that she’s being eyed to star in the Fast 8 as the female villain. Although the part has yet to be offered, »

- Jordan Raup

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'Deadpool' Super Bowl Commercial Changes the Superhero Game

7 February 2016 3:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, we reported that 20th Century Fox was planning a number of events for Deadpool during Super Bowl 50 weekend. For those in the San Francisco area during the big game, you may have noticed star Ryan Reynolds running a food truck and handing out the Merc's favorite food, chimichangas on Friday night, and on Saturday night, the studio took over a local bar near the stadium, which will be renamed Sister Margaret's Bar after the watering hole in the movie. For Deadpool fans all over the world, though, the studio debuted a new TV spot during the game which includes plenty of new footage.

Deadpool will go up against Warner Bros. romantic comedy How to Be Single and Paramount's comedy sequel Zoolander 2 on February 12. Box office analysts started tracking the superhero adventure last week, with some even claiming that it could hit north of $60 million in its opening frame. »

- MovieWeb

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Critics Love ‘Deadpool': 7 Reasons They Think You Should See It

7 February 2016 1:17 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you’re still on the fence about seeing “Deadpool” next weekend, nearly every critic who has reviewed the Marvel superhero movie is advising you to get off of it and buy a ticket. The 20th Century Fox release, starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth and directed by Tim Miller, has a stellar 96 percent “fresh” approval rating from the 27 critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, so far. While there’s bound to be more naysayers emerging, that’s still an admirable reception. “‘Deadpool’ hit the sweet spot of entertaining violence – there’s nothing like an R-rated superhero movie to underscore. »

- Greg Gilman

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'Deadpool' Wishes Everyone a Happy Valentine's Day

6 February 2016 1:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Deadpool is set to have the biggest Valentine's Day opening at the box office ever. And because of that, the superhero epic has not been shy about showing off its sexier, more romantic side. Today, the Merc with the Mouth has released two special Valentine's Day themed videos, hoping you'll call him for a date. About finding that perfect someone, he reaches out with these sultry words.

"Hello there ladies, and some gentlemen. People. Let's go with people. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought maybe you and I could, you know, (bleep). But only in (bleep). Sure, I know what you're thinking. He sounds real sexy. But what's under that red suit? Just imagine the body of Ryan Reynolds with the face of Ryan Reynolds' inbred cousin who burnt his face in a bizarre marshmallow roasting accident. But to compensate for that, what else, super penis! Hmm. Call me. »

- MovieWeb

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Here's Why You Need to See 'Deadpool' in IMAX

3 February 2016 2:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Deadpool is shaping up to be one of 2016's first big box office hits, with a report from last month claiming that the unconventional superhero adventure could earn more than $55 million in its opening weekend. With just nine days left until the Merc With the Mouth hits theaters, IMAX has released a new preview where director Tim Miller explains why fans should check out the movie in IMAX theaters when it debuts February 12. If that's not enough for you, we also have another excerpt from the Junkie Xl soundtrack that you can listen to.

Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts »

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This 'Deadpool' Breast Cancer PSA Could Save Your Life

30 January 2016 7:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Deadpool delivered two testicular cancer PSAs, asking his fellow man to touch themselves in the name of good health. Now the good doctor is back with an all-new video. This time, he's targeting women. And his latest video could save your life. The Marvel superhero is raising awareness about breast cancer with his very own Breast Cancer Examination tutorial. And of course, woman are asked to feel themselves up. Don't worry. It's all for a good cause.

The first videos, which we've included here, were made in conjunction with an organization known as Ball Boys, and has the Merc With the Mouth showing you how to check your "smooth criminals" for lumps, at least once a month. There is no new footage from the actual Deadpool movie itself in any of these three videos, but they are chocked full of this colorful character's unique sense of humor, while »

- MovieWeb

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'Deadpool' Asks You to Touch Yourself in Cancer PSA

28 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As you've likely noticed from the trailers and all of the other previously-released footage, Deadpool is not your everyday superhero. He curses up a storm and has no problem taking both his friends and enemies down a peg with his sarcastic sense of humor. But, despite his rough-around-the-edges nature, the Merc With the Mouth is still a good guy at heart, and in a new series of videos, Ryan Reynolds dons the maroon suit to help spread awareness for a worthy cause: testicular cancer. As you can imagine, these new Deadpool videos aren't your typical PSA's.

The videos were made in conjunction with an organization known as Ball Boys, where the Merc With the Mouth shows you how to check your "smooth criminals" for lumps, at least once a month. While we don't get any new footage from the actual Deadpool movie itself, it's chocked full of this colorful character's unique sense of humor, »

- MovieWeb

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'Deadpool' IMAX TV Spot Delivers a Bigger, Better Marvel Hero

27 January 2016 8:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As Wade Wilson explains in the latest Deadpool sneak peek, he never asked to be super, and he's no hero. This TV spot is for the IMAX release of 20th Century Fox's big, bad R rated Marvel adventure. And it delivers a massive man in a red suit ready to wreck havoc for the love of his life. As we've seen in previous previews, this is a Valentine's movie, after all. So you can expect some IMAX sized thrills along with gigantic laughs and a few gut wrenching emotional sequences. And it's all contained in this quick clip, with comes screaming forth like a speeding train ready to take down anything in its path!

This latest 30 second sneak peek doesn't really give us any more new footage, but it's edited slightly to enhance the overall power that will be playing out on the big screen in just a few weeks. »

- MovieWeb

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