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The fourth episode of The Driving Dead premiered yesterday on the series' website. The series focuses on the consequences of reckless driving. Also: Blu-ray release details for Navy SEALs vs. Zombies and the Children of the Corn trilogy.
The Driving Dead: Press Release: "Springfield, Ill. (August 24, 2015) – Actor Michael Rooker returns to his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Chase,” premiering today.
The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) to thwart dangerous driving behaviors, like drinking and driving and failure to wear a seatbelt, among the most at-risk audience – young men. According to recent Idot data, seat belt usage in Illinois reached an all-time high of more than 95 percent in 2015. This marks an increase over last year representing an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads.
The web-based Driving Dead Series has amassed more than 2.4 million YouTube views with its first three episodes. »
- Tamika Jones
Helped by several personal appearances in China by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film scored $27 million, according to data tracker Ent Group, from 69,000 screenings on Sunday (Aug. 23).
That compares with its $89 million eight-week run in North America and its $352 million global haul to date. (Unconfirmed data point to “Terminator: Genisys” having added a further $10.5 million on Monday, for a two-day cumulative score of $37 million in China.)
That one day effort was enough to win the weekend, but placed it second in the weekly chart behind last week’s winner, the romantic comedy “Go Away, Mr Tumor.” The Daniel Wu-starring film added $36.1 million for a total of $67.9 million after 11 days.
The Fox-backed Chinese-language remake of “Bride Wars »
- Patrick Frater
Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds flies through the air with the greatest of ease as Deadpool in a new photo from the upcoming superhero movie. The R-rated action flick also stars T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein; it will fly into theaters on February 12, 2016. [Coming Soon] XXX: Vin Diesel says that the next installment in the XXX series will begin filming in December in the Philippines. The actor starred in the original film back in 2002 (above). Although he skipped the 2005 sequel, he has been talking about making another entry periodically since then; no details have been confirmed about the new project yet. [Instagram via Collider] Terminator: Genisys: Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action blockbuster may not...
- Peter Martin
Hard to say, even harder to spell, Terminator Genisys was one of this year's most disappointing films. But after its recent bumper box office in China, the planned sequel could happen after all.
The fifth film in the Terminator franchise earned $27.4 million on Sunday after it was finally unveiled to an eager Chinese cinema-going public that hadn't seen another Hollywood film since Jurassic World earlier this summer.
This is after disappointing receipts in the Us, where it scored $89 million in its whole run off the back of a $155 million budget.
Many critics concluded that because of this, the franchise had died a death, despite a more impressive international haul of $264 million.
But with China's promising returns, the sequel - tentatively earmarked for a May 19, 2017 release - could be back on the cards.
The impressive $27.4 million opening in China by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator: Genisys” on Sunday reminded me of an off-the-record comment by an executive at a film company heavily invested in China a few years ago. “Chinese moviegoers love big metal things that clank,” he said, “especially if they go fast.” I didn’t give it much thought because, unless we’re talking about the French and Jerry Lewis, broad generalizations about the tastes of an entire populace are rarely valid. But I recalled it when Guillermo del Toro’s giant robot epic “Pacific Rim” made $100 million in China for Warner Bros. and launched a. »
- Todd Cunningham
There’s no stopping Straight Outta Compton at the box office. Moviegoers put Universal Pictures’ film at the number one spot again with an estimated $26.8 million. After two weeks, F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic now stands at $111.5 million worldwide.
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates below from Rentrak.
1. Straight Outta Compton – Universal – $26.8M
2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount – $11.7M
4. Hitman: Agent 47 – 20th Century Fox – $8.2M
5. Man From U.N.C.L.E. – Warner Bros. – $7.4M
6. American Ultra – Lionsgate – $5.5M
7. The Gift – Stx Entertainment – $4.3M
8. Ant-Man – Disney – $4.1M
9. Minions – Universal – $3.7M
10. Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox – $3.6M
11. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $3.1M
12. Ricki And The Flash – Sony – $3.M
Of the weekend’s new releases, the low-budget horror sequel “Sinister 2″ fared best, opening with an estimated $10.6 million for the Blumhouse production — well below the $18 million the 2012 original debuted with. The result was good enough for third place, »
- Movie Geeks
Almost two months after its release, Terminator Genisys has crossed the $350 million mark at the worldwide box office, thanks to a $27.4 million opening day in China today – the fourth biggest for a Hollywood movie in that market after Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Terminator Genisys has pulled in just $89 million domestically, but has amassed a healthy $264 million internationally and should cross $400 million globally thanks to a strong showing in China. So, we might get to see that sixth Terminator movie after all…
See Also: Is Terminator Genisys the worst blockbuster ever?
Terminator Genisys sees Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games »
- Gary Collinson
Terminator Genisys bombed in the states, pulling in just $89 million against a $155 million budget. It couldn't even crack the number one position at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, losing out to holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out. Things looked bleak for its sequel prospects, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger has assured everyone that he will be back for two more franchise installments, setting this latest endeavor up as a trilogy. Well, that may prove to be true yet, as Terminator Genisys opens big at the Chinese box office.
To date, Terminator Genisys has earned $264 million at the foreign box office, placing its worldwide cume at $353 million. Now, in its first day of Chinese release, the film has generated enough interest to thrust it back to the #1 spot on the international weekend charts. The quasi-sequel/reboot hasn't been able to hold down that position since early July.
Its first »
The summer box office will go down as the second-biggest in history, but the wealth wasn’t evenly distributed. Instead, the results revealed a profound case of corporate income inequality.
Two studios, Universal and Disney, gobbled up most of the profits after fielding massive hits like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Together, their films made up seven of the top ten highest-grossing domestic releases this summer. That left the rest of their big studio brethren to fight for crumbs, with some finding little left over. Variety breaks down the numbers to see which bets paid off and which fell flat.
Hits: It was a run of blockbusters for the ages, propelling Universal to heights no other studio has reached. The big winners include “Jurassic World,” a canny reboot of a franchise that had stalled with 2001’s “Jurassic Park III”; “Pitch Perfect 2,” an a cappella comedy that »
- Brent Lang
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
The late summer success of Christopher McQuarrie's particularly enjoyable Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may yet give Tom Cruise the biggest hit of his career. Right now, the movie has already grossed $373m worldwide, after three weeks on release, and once done, it's got a sporting chance of getting to the $694m taken by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, its immediate predecessor in the series. Even if it doesn't, it's proven lucrative enough for Paramount Pictures to gamble again on Tom Cruise's star power, by getting Jack Reacher 2 before the cameras this year.
Cruise is one of the last few bona fide movie stars, one of the few instantly recognisable faces who can get people along to one of his productions. The problem, in recent times, »
Ah, the ’90s. There was a time filled with truly beloved blockbusters. James Cameron gave us Terminator 2, Steven Spielberg offered up Jurassic Park, Kevin Reynolds delivered Waterworld… Hold on – Waterworld wasn’t beloved. It was an infamous flop, the film that initiated star Kevin Costner’s rapid decline. Yet “beloved” is exactly how Costner described the film to Jeff Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere. Despite the film’s horrible reputation and its negative affect on the actor’s career, Costner defended the film ardently:
“I’m not sure you know how hard people work [on films]. I’m not sure you know how beloved the movie is around the world…”
Waterworld’s box-office total of $264 million doesn’t immediately scream failure, but when you consider the film’s vast $175 million budget (huge today, absolutely unfathomable in 1995) it was a disaster. The film was rife with production problems (apparently director Kevin Reynolds was »
- Daniel Kelly
Summer starts early when it comes to blockbuster movies - this year we saw Fast & Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron hit cinemas in April, with big movie following big movie as the weeks rolled on.
But which popcorn movie had you jumping for joy and which had you running for the exits? Digital Spy has ranked all of 2015's major tentpole releases below - but which movie's top of your list?
He came back! But deep down Arnie probably should have stayed away from the role that turned him into a movie star some 30 years ago. Terminator Genisys was a jumbled, tired retread of the franchise's former glories that made one thing abundantly clear: if you're going to make a Terminator movie, it better be directed by James Cameron.
14. Fantastic Four
Fox's bid to resurrect Marvel's first family felt like a disaster from day one. A »
Who is Keyser Soze?
20 years ago this week (August 16, 1995), audiences uncovered the answer to that question -- and they're still reeling from it two decades later.
"The Usual Suspects" is an intricately plotted crime thriller that, despite the big twist at the end, never feels convoluted but rather like a puzzle we're putting together along with its nefarious main characters -- B-level criminals who find themselves under the shadow (and gun) of the crime lord equivalent of the devil incarnate.
The film won Kevin Spacey and writer Christopher McQuarrie ("Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation") Oscars, and put director Bryan Singer on the path to make the "X-Men" films. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, here are 20 facts you need to know about this modern classic.
1. Writer Chris McQuarrie got the title for his film from an article in Spy Magazine.
2. The film's most iconic image -- the titular characters »
- Phil Pirrello
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn.t known for his period dramas, his romantic comedies or his historical documentaries. The A-list action star carved his niche in Hollywood blowing shit up, and he just dropped a fantastic montage of all the best explosions from his decades-spanning career. You can check it out below: Overkill: The Schwarzenegger Explosion Supercut was posted to Arnold.s YouTube page, and it documents his history of on-set disasters. Over the course of the montage, we see memorable moments from movies like Predator, True Lies, Commando, The Running Man, the Terminator films (of course), and Total Recall. The synthesizer music used for the montage is spectacular, and so very "Arnold." But I also love how the people behind the movie go into great detail for each movie or franchise. For example, the first explosion occurs in Terminator at the 1-minute and 13-second mark. Why wait?! And there are 32 total »
In the modern era of filmmaking, ushered in when Steven Spielberg accidentally created the summer blockbuster with Jaws, cinema has become increasingly linked with nostalgia. For example, the early films of Spielberg and George Lucas were inspired by their childhood love of 40’s and 50’s adventure serials, yet directors from the next generation (most notably Jj Abrams, whose Super 8 is effectively a love letter Spielberg and whose next film is a sequel to Lucas’ beloved sci-fi classic) tend to go full circle and wear their childhood influences on their sleeve, creating effective pieces that are nostalgic about what was already a piece of nostalgia to begin with. Yet audiences are beginning to reject the idea of nostalgia. This summer alone, the two movies that have been trying to sell audiences nostalgia for the 80’s, Terminator: Genisys and Pixels, have both flopped at the box office, as audiences prove »
- Alistair Ryder
Dolph Lundgren is trying to prove once and for all that he’s not just a poor man’s Arnold Schwarzenegger by taking over one of the Austrian thespian’s most beloved films and making it his own. No, not Terminator. Or Conan. Or Predator. Nope, Lundgren is going to star in Kindergarten Cop 2. In fact, he’s already filming the sequel right now. According to the supremely named Manly Movie, Lundgren is currently filming the sequel that no one asked for and can’t believe is even happening in Vancouver, Canada. Pictures of the Rocky IV star wearing a full on suit and tie while standing in front of a room of children on the set of Kindergarten Cop 2 have emerged, and it’s impossible not to raise just a wee smile at the possibilities. Dolph Lundgren decided to join the film »
While Arnold Schwarenegger may be content in returning to franchises like Terminator, Conan, and Twins, he never found a chance to make a sequel to 1991's Kindergarten Cop. Despite being one of the better comedies he ever starred in, after 24 years, it is getting a sequel but with another 80s legend in the lead. Manly Movie has posted new images that show the one and only Dolph Lundgren... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Thank you internet for supplying us with 30 minutes of awesome Arnie goodness! Arnold Schwarzenegger has been wowing audiences (some more than others) blowing up stuff for well over 30 years now. Famed for roles in movies including Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Commando, Predator, Predator, True Lies Last Action Hero…. the list goes on
The post Watch every single Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Explosion Ever (For 30 minutes!) appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- David Sztypuljak
From the very earliest days of cinema, practical effects have been the big draw for audiences. The very first films may have wowed the crowds with images of trains pulling into a station, but it was the fantastical made real that fired the imaginations of millions, and led to film as we know it - narrative flights of fancy which have entertained and made us gasp for well over 100 years. But the last 25 years have seen practical effects fall by the wayside.
Digital effects created in a computer took over, and allowed filmmakers to dream even bigger. But practical effects are beginning to make a comeback. Some of this is due to audiences feeling the CG burnout; no longer quite believing what they’re seeing, resulting in »
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