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2015 is the year of the sequel! We're breaking down the major follow-ups hitting theaters as we kick off our 2015 movie preview.
March 20, 2015
Shailene Woodley and Theo James heat it up for the second installment of the Divergent series. Woodley reprises her role as Beatrice Prior, who must continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
April 3, 2015
The seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise marks Paul Walker's final film in the series. Walker tragically lost his life in the midst of production. The cast and crew ultimately decided that filming would carry on in honor of their late friend, with his brothers filling in for some of his scenes.
Watch: Paul Walker's Dad Shares Touching, Emotional Memories Of His Late Son
May 1, 2015
The epic follow-up to the biggest super hero film of all time, Marvel's [link=tt »
Success! Miley Cyrus got the seal of approval from her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger’s famous father Arnold Schwarzenegger. After she met the former California governor and Terminator star during a family ski trip in Idaho on Monday, Dec. 29, a source tells Us Weekly that Arnold is “happy” for Patrick. Ditching her pasties for once, Cyrus, who first stepped out with Patrick this past November, donned a pink fur coat and gray beanie to meet Arnold. The group enjoyed a meal together at The Kneadery in Ketchum, Idaho, [...] »
2015 is almost upon us and there's plenty of exciting new releases in store for film buffs. This promises to be the year of the blockbuster, with the likes of Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spectre, Fantastic Four and, of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens all hitting cinemas.
That's not all - smaller films like Suffragette, Foxcatcher and Selma carry weightier themes to counterbalance the spectacle-driven extravaganzas. Digital Spy takes a look at 30 must-watch movies for 2015, with numbers 30-16 below and the top 15 due tomorrow (December 31).
Release date: February 13
Why you should see it: Don't you want to know what all the fuss is about? Fifty Shades has been a hot topic ever since it shot up the bestsellers' book charts in 2011. The movie version has had its fair share of behind the scenes problems (Jamie Dornan stepping in last minute for Charlie Hunnam), but »
It looks as if Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't tell Miley Cyrus "hasta la vista, baby" over the holidays. The pop star, who is currently dating (and partying with) The Terminator actor's son, Patrick, bonded with the former California governor over the holiday weekend in Ketchum, Idaho, according to PopSugar. The 22-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer joined the Schwarzenegger men and some friends at the restaurant, The Kneadery, where she donned a big smile as well as a stocking cap, pink fleece leopard print turtleneck and a glitter heart sticker on her cheek. Cyrus has good reason for a happy heart this holiday »
- Wade Rouse, @waderouse
Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from "Terminator: Genisys":
Jai Courtney ("Good Day To Die Hard")...
...plays the 1984/2029 'Kyle Reese'...
...and Arnold Schwarzenegger is the 'T-800'.
The new film is a continuation of Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".
In the first film, The 'Terminator' is sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill 'Sarah Connor' (Linda Hamilton).
'Kyle Reese' (Michael Biehn), a soldier from the future, is sent back in time to protect Sarah...
...so that her unborn son can lead the future resistance forces.
Three sequels were produced including "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)...
- Michael Stevens
20th Century Fox
Love or hate his movies, no-one could argue that James Cameron is anything but ambitious. Cameron has directed cinematic classics like The Terminator, Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, along with record-breaking blockbusters such as Titanic and Avatar. Not everything he undertakes turns out to be a critical success, but it’s hard to deny the man’s vision.
Cameron worked as a truck driver in the ’70s, but quit his job after watching the original Star Wars, in order to work in the film industry. He’d become passionate about special effects during his truck driving days, often going to the USC library in order to read papers about film technology.
- Tom Butler
He always said he’d be back, and the one thing the Terminator’s not is a liar. On July 1, 2015, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in “Terminator Genisys” (um… no, that’s not a typo on our end). This latest installment in the James Cameron-launched franchise places us in 2029, where John Connor (played by Jason Clarke) is leading the resistance against the machines that have taken over the planet. When John learns of a new SkyNet plan to attack him in both the past and the future, he concocts a plot of his own to use terminators in both the past and the future to defeat the… You know what? We could try to explain how it all works, but this glorious parody trailer (via Live for Films) does it so much better while diving into the oddities and paradoxes of the series. And in case you have any doubts while/after watching, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Tagline: "They are here. They are real." In 2011, Alien Rising was just finishing post-production. Since 2011, the film has been completed and released through Video-on-demand (Dec. 2nd, 2014). Now, the film is getting set to release on DVD on January 20th, 2015 and the official artwork and trailer have been released for this sci-fi thriller. Alien Rising stars Lance Henriksen (The Terminator), Brian Krause ("Charmed"), John Savage (The Deer Hunter) and Amy Hathaway. Release details for the film are hosted here. The film begins, where all films should begin, under a volcano. Here, a rogue colonel is creating an army of robotic soldiers. As well, Colonel Cencula (Henriksen) is conducting illicit research, which could lead to everyone's destruction. The film's DVD artwork shows one of those experiments. A creature looms on the left hand side, in red. Meanwhile, Cencula looks to have plans for Earth, which lies below. All of the b-movie madness »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
It seemed only natural for Conan O'Brien to ask Patrick to re-create the fateful expression that won him the role of the T-1000.
"It's been 25 years," Patrick initially complained, before adding: "That's a lot to ask for! Well, I guess I can do it for you."
After directing the cameraman to film his face "nice and tight", Patrick let loose with his most intimidating T-1000 glare.
"You've still got it," fellow guest Rebecca Romijn declared.
Patrick is currently starring in the crime drama Scorpion, airing on CBS in »
Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys have a few things in common: they’re all additional entries in hugely successful and established franchises; all three are scheduled for release in 2015; and they all recently debuted trailers that were met with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
The Force Awakens was the undisputed king of the teaser wars, prompting a global media blitz of coverage and an overwhelmingly positive reception. Nostalgic glimpses of Stormtroopers, Tie fighters and the Millennium Falcon fought for screen space with new weaponry, unfamiliar droids and fresh faces, suggesting that J.J. Abrams may have found the right balance between homage and innovation.
The Jurassic World trailer was also generally well received, although some concerns have been raised over hokey dialogue, unfinished CGI and the hybrid dinosaur story choice that could sink or save Colin Trevorrow’s dinosaur adventure. Nevertheless, the prospect of »
- Jonathan Cordiner
The post-apocalyptic genre has been a staple in sci-fi for decades, and Josh Ridgway is contributing to the thought-provoking genre with his new film, “The Sector.” The film stars Richard Tyson (“Black Hawk Down”), Lance Henriksen (“Aliens,” “The Terminator”), John Wesley Shipp (1990-91 series “The Flash,” CW’s “The Flash” ), Vernon Wells (“Commando, “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”), Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (“Top Gun,” “Die Hard,” “Walker, Texas Ranger”) and Matthew Tompkins (“Machete,” “Longmire,” “Friday Night Lights”), and follows a bounty hunter living in a dystopian world who is simply trying to catch some outlaws. His mission reveals a conspiracy that reveals shocking truths about his own existence. Ridgway stated [ Read More ]
The post Exclusive: Stills From New Sci-Fi Project, The Sector, Reveal Dystopian World appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Dec 3, 2014 – Tuesday Dec 9, 2014 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 – Terminator: Genisys 19,705 2 - Black or White 3,847 3 1 Jurassic World 3,793 4 - The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies 2,924 5 - The Interview 2,572 -
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- Jason Klein
Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures has added a graphic novel adaptation to its slate. The Terminator producer's company and Voltage Pictures will produce a film based on Michelangelo La Neve's Sebastian X, which centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memory of a notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before its next attack. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct from a script that Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) is currently writing. Hurd will produce, with Phillip Kobylanski overseeing on behalf of Valhalla. The production company is best known
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
Bill Marsilii has been tapped to the write the screenplay. The graphic novel by Michelangelo La Neve centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack.
Dominic Rustam and Babacar Diene are overseeing the project on behalf of Voltage with Phillip Kobylanski overseeing on the Valhalla side. Matthew Miller, Jason Miller and Bobby Sabelhaus are executive producing.
Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution.
- Dave McNary
The Die Hard series may be alive and well, but there's a unique story behind the writing of each one…
As any action fanatic will tell you, Die Hard is among the best films of its type ever made. Tautly directed by John McTiernan, deceptively well shot by cinematographer Jan de Bont, and full of charismatic turns from Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, it’s seldom been bettered, even by its sequels.
The key to the first film's success, and the sequels in their best moments, is hero John McClane. Tough, sarcastic but ultimately human and relatable, he cuts a very different figure from the beefed-up, larger-than-life heroes of 1980s and 90s action cinema. When John McClane gets shot or injured, he actually feels pain. It's something we were keenly aware of in the 1988 original, but gradually ebbed away as the Die Hard franchise drifted from thriller territory »
30 years ago, the brilliant mind and visionary genius of James Cameron gave birth to a cinema icon – Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, the T-800, The Terminator. It was a movie that blended science fiction, action and horror and helped launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator was tense, it was thrilling and, above all, it was perfectly executed.
Set in 1984, The Terminator sees bright-eyed and bushy-haired Sarah Conner being targeted for termination by a machine entity called Skynet, a system from the future who have managed to wipe out human existence thanks to its army of Terminator cyborgs. However, there is a human resistance that is rising up – and it looks like they are about to win thanks in part to the leadership of Sarah’s son John. Skynet’s plan is simple: send a Terminator back to a time before John Conner »
- Luke Owen
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new poster from Psychophonia, casting and production details from Tales of Halloween, a trailer for The Sugar Skull Girls, and more:
Psychophonia First Details and Poster: “Lony Ruhmann, Blanc/Biehn Productions and Give & Take Productions have announced the new thriller Psychophonia. With a story from Lony Ruhmann and screenplay by Nicholl Fellowship winner Barbara Stepansky, the new film will be helmed by Brianne Davis, who earlier this year directed The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story.
Psychophonia stars Vedette Lim (Chicago Fire, True Blood) in the lead role of Lilly Tarver. Rounding out the cast; Andrew W. Walker (The Torturer, 2 Bedroom One Bath), Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2, The Soul Man) Adam Rose (Up In The Air, The Bounty Hunter), Daniel Quinn (Fetish Factory, Wrong Cops »
- Tamika Jones
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a sequel was in the early stages for the new Pierce Brosnan action thriller, The November Man. Remember it? Probably not: The November Man would go on to flop in the Us, grossing just $25m in the Us, and when it finally made it to British cinemas, it was released on just one screen (presumably to fill a contractual obligation somewhere along the line).
There's been no word yet on the fate of The November Man 2, but the outlook does not seem favourable. It wouldn't be the first time though that a sequel had been loudly mooted before even a first film was released, only to be quietly abandoned when something - usually related to box office takings - didn't go to plan. »
This story first appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Arnold Schwarzenegger appears onscreen next summer in Terminator: Genisys, some scenes will feature him in garb unexpected on a tough cyborg from the future. Watch more 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer: Time Travel Gimmick Provokes Deja Vu THR hears that the 67-year-old will be wearing pieces from a new menswear line called Lanai Collection, described by the website as "designed for those who seek adventure and revel in comfortable luxury." The island-style garments are a sharp contrast from the Terminator's leather-loving looks
- Chris Gardner
This week, we got our first taste of what Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the Terminator territory with the Terminator Genisys trailer. The film marks his fourth time playing the T-800 (plus having his likeness used in Salvation). It'sa move that's not without controversy among fans. Some say why not let The Terminator rest in peace, while others think a gray-streaked T-800 looks pretty badass. See more Senior Superheroes: 19 Action Stars Kicking Butt Past 50 But Schwarzenegger is hardly the first guy to return to a decades-old franchise. Below we look at three recent examples and how they
- Aaron Couch
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