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Box Office: David Ayer's Suicide Squad Could Lose The Top Spot This Weekend

25 August 2016 3:54 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Against all odds, David Ayer's Suicide Squad has ruled the box office for the last three weeks, shrugging off negative reviews and taking in almost $600 million worldwide. Unfortunately, its reign could be at an end this weekend with the release of the horror film, Don't Breathe, from writer and director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). According to projections from The Hollywood Reporter, Don't Breathe is expected to win the weekend with $11 million-$14 million, with Suicide Squad expected to make approximately $10 million after a 52.1% drop last weekend. However, it's not all bad news for Task Force X, as Jason Statham's Mechanic sequel, Mechanic: Resurrection, is expected to debut between $6 million-$8million, so it's likely that Suicide Squad will remain at #2. Will you be seeing Suicide Squad again? Sound off below! »

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‘Equals’ Rights: Plagiarism Accusation Ignites Behind-the-Scenes Battle Over Costume Design

22 August 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Credit wars are a fact of Hollywood life that’s rarely laid bare. Those involved are often intimidated by the possible consequences, and the backstories aren’t simple; there’s the question of whether they’ll be believed, or if anyone really has the patience to hear them out.

The battle over costume design credits on “Equals” is different.

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Directed by the Sundance-winning Drake Doremus, “Equals” stars Kristen Stewart and Nicolas Hoult. Two costume designers are officially credited to the production: In first position is Abby O’Sullivan, a veteran whose credits included “Frozen River,” “Sinister,” and “Mississippi Grind.” In second position, Alana Morshead, who was an actress and stylist when she started collaborating with Doremus on the film.

However, according to O’Sullivan and others who worked on the film’s costumes, Morshead »

- Chris O'Falt

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Review: The Finest Hours Blu-ray

14 August 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Finest Hours tells the incredible true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in United States Coast Guard History. When an oil tanker shears in half during a nor’easter off a New England coast in 1952, Bernie Webber (played by Chris Pine) and his small crew decide to brave the storm and go rescue the men abandoned on the tanker.

The story this film is based on is truly remarkable and showcases some remarkably brave men, and although the film mostly honors the efforts by these men, it ultimately falls flat. There is nothing wrong with the film, but there is nothing really memorable other than the actual story it is based on.

From a writing and directing standpoint, the film is incredibly subpar. The filmmakers have a hard time balancing the heroic and romantic parts of the story, resulting in a jarring and uneven experience. A majority of the »

- Scott Davis

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5 Reasons We're Excited For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 August 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Okay. I'm excited. Yes, right now we've only had a couple trailers that show us what Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has to offer, but if possible, I think I'm more thrilled to see this film than I was to see last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I know, that's a tall order. The Force Awakens was exactly the film many fans wanted from the Star Wars franchise. It brought the saga back to its character-driven roots, putting them as a priority over world-building, but as many others have said before, it was a well-made retread of A New Hope. That's not a slight against that film by any means. It's exactly what the franchise needed. But while The Force Awakens was exactly what was needed to rejuvenate the series, Rogue One may be what it needs to catapult it to new heights.

Regardless of the rumored »

- Joseph Medina

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World War II Drama ‘Castaway’s War’ in the Works as Movie

1 August 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gold Circle has preemptively acquired movie rights to Stephen Harding’s “The Castaway’s War: One Man’s Battle Against Imperial Japan.”

Described as “‘Lone Survivor’ meets ‘Hell in the Pacific,’” the book tells the true story of U.S. Naval Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, a prewar football star at the University of Alabama, who went into the water as his destroyer the USS Strong was torpedoed in the Solomon Islands in 1943 and washed up desperately injured on a small Japanese-occupied island. Against all odds, Miller survived his injuries and spent a month fighting a one-man guerrilla war against the enemy outpost, the outcome of which proved pivotal in the Allied war effort.

Miller was ultimately rescued and subsequently decorated by Eleanor Roosevelt. A movie project about Miller went into development with John Wayne set to play Miller at the height of his fame.

Paul Brooks will produce “The Castaway’s War” for Gold Circle. »

- Dave McNary

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Two Questions Inspired By Ghostbusters

13 July 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I'm off to a Ghostbusters (2016) screening and these questions and a desire to hear your answers suddenly struck me:

1. Which male heavy movie would you most love to see rethunk with a female heavy cast?

2. If you had a vote for Best Original Song in 1984 which of the hit single nominees would you have gone for? (They were all huge hits)

"Against All Odds" (Against All Odds)

"Footloose" (Footloose)

"Ghostbusters" (Ghostbusters)

"I Just Called To Say I Love You" (The Woman in Red)

"Let's Hear It For the Boy" (Footloose)

...or would you have chucked out the nominees altogether to have "I Can Dream About You" (Streets of Fire) "The Heat is On" (Beverly Hills Cop) "Love Came For Me" (Splash), "Together Again" (The Muppets Take Manhattan), "Almost Paradise" (Footloose), "The Never Ending Story" (The Never Ending Story), "Together in Electric Dreams" (Electric Dreams), or maybe five songs from Purple Rain »

- NATHANIEL R

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Sydney Opera House Movie in the Works With ‘Kon-Tiki’ Writer

6 June 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A movie about the building of the iconic Sydney Opera House is in development as a Danish/Swedish/Australian co-production.

Petter Skavlan, who wrote the Oscar-nominated 2012 film “Kon-Tiki,” is on board to script.

The film will center on Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who won the international competition in 1957 to design an opera house on Sydney’s Bennelong Point with its revolutionary shell-shaped exteriors. Due to budget constraints and political infighting, Utzon resigned in 1966, seven years before the building was completed and opened.

The project is currently titled “Utzon, the Man Behind the Opera House.” Producers are Swedish-Australian producer Jan Marnell from Right2Screen and Australian producers Marian Macgowan from Macgowan Films and Peter Herbert. Executive producers are Denmark’s Ole Søndberg from Good Company Films and Sweden’s Lars Weiss, also from Right2Screen.

Sondberg was an exec producer on David Fincher’s 2011 thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. »

- Dave McNary

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In Between Review

1 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’ve had the opportunity to read any of my previous work (particularly my review of Jonathon Blow’s The Witness), you’ll be familiar of my undying fondness of his first indie hit, Braid. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes me so fond of Braid in the first place, but it’s accurate to say that the game’s approach to narrative and story is one of its greatest triumphs.

Strong narratives in video games has been the Holy Grail or unicorn to many developers. It’s easy to come up with the basic mechanics that a game is comprised of, but to truly integrate the mechanics into a story, essentially having both gameplay and narrative playing off each other, is a difficult feat to achieve. Plenty of games have attempted to bridge this gap, and some succeed to various degrees. The aforementioned Braid ties its »

- Shaan Joshi

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The Finest Hours Washes Ashore On Blu-ray and Digital HD May 24

19 May 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

One of the greatest rescue stories ever told stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. Disney presents The Finest Hours a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. , The Finest Hours makes its in-home debut packaged with a host of bonus features about the making of the movie and the remarkable true-life events that inspired it. It storms home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere May 24th.

The Finest Hours, a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue, storms home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on May 24th, 2016. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “The Finest Hours »

- Tom Stockman

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Captain America: Civil War Review

4 May 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, Marvel, now you’re just showing off.

Nipping at the heels of DC’s disappointing Batman vs. Superman tickle-fight (yes, disappointing) is Marvel’s most jam-packed ensemble piece yet – and we haven’t even reached the Infinity Wars. Captain America: Civil War tears apart an Avengers team that faces governmental restraint, but in doing so it also allows the Russo brothers to continue growing a Marvel universe ripe with moral strife, comedic tomfoolery and more spandex than a Halloween costume store. But unlike most overcrowded parties, everyone in Civil War serves a purpose, and we actually spend ample time with all the heroes we love. Batman V Superman? Stark V Rogers is the heavyweight comic book fight you’ve been waiting for.

In Civil War, the Avengers begin to feud when they’re all slapped with government sanctions that require their signatures. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) leads the »

- Matt Donato

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[Review] The American Side

20 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When a film shot in Buffalo, NY co-written and starring a native of the city comes across you’re desk you look upon it with a certain level of skepticism. I’ve lived here almost my entire life and I’m still guilty of seeing my hometown as a B-level sector in comparison to New York City or Hollywood. This year has changed that thought-process for locals and the industry with two effective genre works exiting the Queen City with aspirations for the big time. Against all odds I have to admit they both deserve every accolade bestowed upon them. Horror flick Emelie came out of the gate first with success and now The American Side hits theaters with a chance at earning more. This hard-boiled noir is the real deal.

Written by lead actor Greg Stuhr and director Jenna Ricker, this adventure of a yokel private investigator is full of MacGuffins and shady characters. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Jack Ü And Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” Goes Triple Platinum

7 April 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looks like we’ve all learned something today: If you throw away your street cred as an artist to team up with a world-famous pop star on a track for no other conceivable reason than because it’ll sell copies, it probably will.

Yes, that’s right, Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” has officially gone triple platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified “Where Are Ü Now” on March 28th, which signifies that at that time the track had moved over 3 million units (where a unit denotes one paid download or 150 streams).

Skrillex brought fellow Jack Ü collaborator Diplo as well as Bieber himself onstage to debut the song at last year’s edition of Ultra Music Festival, meaning that it took the track roughly a year to hit the mark.

And despite Bieber thoroughly redeeming himself with the rest of his 2015 album, »

- John Cameron

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Will Ferrell Plots Course For The North Pole With New Dramedy

5 April 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No stranger to searching for the elusive North Pole following his role in 2003’s Elf, Deadline brings word that Will Ferrell has set sights on the arctic circle once more, only this time for an entirely different breed of comedy.

Setting up shop at Sony Pictures, the feature film charts the harrowing adventure of six middle-aged men in the late ’60s, who throw caution to the bitter-cold wind and plot a dangerous expedition to one of the most inhospitable locations on the planet.

Lifting inspiration from a The New York Times Magazine article chronicling the real-life expedition – one penned by Guy Lawson – the tentative title for Sony’s seemingly light-hearted survival drama is An Insurance Salesman and a Doctor Walk Into a Bar, and End Up at the North Pole: The Story of an Accidentally Pioneering Expedition.

Anchoring the tale is Ralph Plaisted (Ferrell, presumably), an insurance salesman who brought together a lawyer, »

- Michael Briers

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Orphaned Best Friends From Africa Coincidentally Adopted by Neighboring Arizona Families: 'There Was a Higher Plan for Our Friendship'

1 April 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kelvin Lewis, 18, and his best friend Afonso Slater, 18, have weathered a lot during their longtime friendship - including the loss of their respective parents to HIV/AIDS, international adoptions and being accepted into the same American colleges. The teens, who gave one another much-needed support in a Mozambique orphanage after their mothers died, were adopted - unknowingly - by two Gilbert, Arizona, families in 2008. The Lewis and Slater families didn't know one another and had no idea the boys were best friends when they signed the adoption papers. Kelvin and Afonso chalk it up to fate. "The only way this »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Orphaned Best Friends From Africa Coincidentally Adopted by Neighboring Arizona Families: 'There Was a Higher Plan for Our Friendship'

1 April 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kelvin Lewis, 18, and his best friend Afonso Slater, 18, have weathered a lot during their longtime friendship - including the loss of their respective parents to HIV/AIDS, international adoptions and being accepted into the same American colleges. The teens, who gave one another much-needed support in a Mozambique orphanage after their mothers died, were adopted - unknowingly - by two Gilbert, Arizona, families in 2008. The Lewis and Slater families didn't know one another and had no idea the boys were best friends when they signed the adoption papers. Kelvin and Afonso chalk it up to fate. "The only way this »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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10 Best Horse Movies – Celebrating Birthday Of 1973 Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

30 March 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

March 30, 1970. Racing champion Secretariat was born.

After Citation in 1948, Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years and became the stuff of legend.

New York Post columnist Larry Merchant said:

Secretariat is the kind of Big Horse that makes grown men weep, even when they are flint-hearted bettors, even when he goes off at 1-10. He is the apparently unflawed hunk of beauty and beast they search for doggedly in the racing charts every day, and never seemed to find. His supporters rhapsodize over him as though he is a four-legged Nureyev, extolling virtues of his musculature, his grace, his urine specimens.” If he were to lose the Belmont, Merchant warned, “the country may turn sullen and mutinous.”

As of 2015, only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015).

Just as with Secretariat, »

- Movie Geeks

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The Hawaiians

29 February 2016 5:01 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The sequel to the epic Julie Andrews road show picture wasn't a hit, but it tells a good story of its own. Charlton Heston is okay but the central character is a Chinese immigrant played by Tina Chen. Against all odds, the peasant matriarch survives plagues and leprosy to found a family dynasty for the new Hawaii. The Hawaiians Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1970 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 134 min. / Ship Date February 9, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mako, John Phillip Law, Alec McCowen, Miko Mayama, Virginia Ann Lee, Chris Robinson, Naomi Stevens, Keye Luke, Khigh Dhiegh, Mary Munday, Harry Townes, Lyle Bettger, James Hong, James Gregory, Harry Holcombe, Victor Sen Yung Cinematography Lucien Ballard, Philip Lathrop Film Editor Byron Brandt, Ralph Winters Original Music Henry Mancini Written by James R. Webb from the novel by James A. Michener Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by »

- Glenn Erickson

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American Idol Semifinals (Week 2) Recap: What Are They Listening To?

17 February 2016 6:40 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One of the great mysteries of American Idol‘s farewell season is its failure to snag Red Bull as a sponsor for its semifinal rounds.

There’s been a “blinked? you missed it!” Usain Bolt-ish pacing to these telecasts, in which a dozen performances and 36 individual critiques — plus some pithy “meet the contestants!” packages — get crammed into approximately 42 minutes of airtime.

RelatedAmerican Idol Is Taking Away Your Voting Power — and It’s Infuriating

In other words, if you need more than, say, 20 seconds to process your feelings about a particular song choice or vocal, you’ll get left »

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Early Deadpool Drafts Included Taskmaster And Wolverine; Secret Marvel Cameo Revealed

16 February 2016 1:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the record-shattering box office figures and fever-pitch buzz attest, Deadpool was the R-rated movie that could. Against all odds, Tim Miller’s anti-hero origins tale emerged from a prolonged period in development to critical adulation, though during the early stages numerous ideas were tossed at the drawing board, including other X-Men beyond Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

According to Ryan Reynolds, while the script was being finalized, both Taskmaster and Wolverine featured in early drafts of Deadpool, though they were ultimately cut because they were either deemed too expensive, or their inclusion would subsequently affect other films in Fox’s cinematic universe.

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Appearing on the Empire spoilercast for the film, here’s what Reynolds had to share on the matter:

“We had endless [conversations about other X-Men]. Taskmaster was in the script originally, too expensive. We had versions where we wanted Hugh Jackman in there, we wanted all »

- Michael Briers

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"F***ing Awesome;" "Bloody Hilarious;" "Game-Changer" - Deadpool Reviews Are In & They're Really, Really Good

7 February 2016 4:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Against all odds, and seven years after his disappointing debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the Merc with a Mouth - Deadpool - finally makes his way to the big screen for a superhero adventure unlike anything we've ever seen before and quite possibly unlike anything we'll ever see again. 20th Century Fox lifted the review embargo at midnight last night and based on these reactions, it surely sounds like they have a massive hit on their hands. This is beyond great news for star Ryan Reynolds, who after spending nearly a decade to get the film made, finally gets to share his dream project with the world. It's been debated whether something as unique and obscure as Deadpool would live up to the standards set by comic book movie mainstays such as X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but based on these reviews, »

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