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Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy tops the UK box office chart

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UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014….

After two weeks atop the UK chart, The Inbetweeners 2 was knocked down into second place this past weekend as Luc Besson’s Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy takes top spot with a debut haul of £3,076,997.

Lucy was one of five new entries in the chart, with Into the Storm taking fourth place with £1,147,657, followed by Deliver Us from Evil in fifth with £628,554 and What If in sixth with £592,501. Meanwhile, the series eight premiere of Doctor Who, ‘Deep Breath’, also cracked the top ten, pulling in an impressive £522,908 on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surpassed the £20 million mark this past weekend and is still going relatively strong in third place after being on screens for the best part of a month.

Number one this time last year: Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 7 - HitFix Picks

14 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Day 7 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon goes from "Simpsons Tall Tales" (the end of Season 12) through to "The President Wore Pearls" (the beginning of Season 15). I must admit: The "Simpsons" fans on Team HitFix are beginning to drop like flies. Josh Lasser's fandom carried through the Tomacco episode, but no further. David Lewis wrote a blurb here for "Simpsons Tall Tales," the episode he says ended his active support of the show.  Fortunately, Sepinwall and I had a pair of favorites apiece and Katie Hasty also had a preferred episode, so we've got some recommendations for you, plus a couple episodes you can avoid.  [And while I only wrote up two episodes I love, there are at least 10 more that I'll be happy to rewatch if I'm around and another 10 more that I'd enjoy having on in the background. Possibly more. This may be the worst period for "The Simpsons" thus far, but I'll always maintain that middling-to-poor "Simpsons" is still more rewatchable than nearly anything else on TV.] Check out our recommendations for Day 7 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "She Of Little Faith" (3 a.m.) Episode #275 Why »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Dave Lewis and Katie Hasty

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Scarlett Johansson's Lucy beats The Inbetweeners 2 to top UK box office

22 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy has ended The Inbetweeners 2's run at the top of the UK box office.

The Luc Besson-directed action movie earned more than £3 million over the Bank Holiday weekend to secure first place ahead of the comedy sequel and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

Lucy was one of five new releases to debut in the top ten this week, the others being Into the Storm, Deliver Us from Evil, What If and Doctor Who episode 'Deep Breath'.

The latter, which marked Peter Capaldi's first full outing as The Doctor, earned an impressive £522,908 from its cinema screenings. However, the total is still some way off the £1.7 million opening haul for last year's 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor'.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Lucy - £3,076,997

2. (1) The Inbetweeners 2 - £2,366,161

3. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy - £1,259,998

4. (-) Into the Storm »

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Required Reading: Making ‘Back to the Future’ and Remembering ‘My So-Called Life’

26 August 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Guardians of the Galaxy was so much fun. So why did it feel so empty?” — Todd VanDerWerff at Vox rebounds from the “post-plot” conversation to explore where emotional resonance doesn’t match the MacGuffin-focused goal. He makes some interesting points about franchise needs overshadowing, but I’m not sure why the story of a hand-rejecting loner learning to work with — and then care for — others as they complete an important mission isn’t an example of pathos marching alongside high concept. “20 Years After My So-Called Life, Bess Armstrong Reveals What Creators Planned for Season Two” — Katey Rich at Vanity Fair gets and explores the scoop on a show that focused equally on parents while finding a rabid audience in young teens. “My So-Called Life at 20” — Speaking of which, Sylvia »

- Scott Beggs

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Sketchy Episode 133 – ‘Back To The Future: The Animated Series’

25 August 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sketchy finally gets around to Back To The Future: The Animated Series. Is the cartoon just as beloved as the movies? Listen and find out because I’m not telling you here… all right, we liked it ok. Enjoy!

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- Ryan Clagg

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Tsr Blog: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the Gooey Racket of Nostalgia

24 August 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

There’s hardly a more potent neurochemical within the modern entertainment experience than that of nostalgia. It provides sanctity to that which can no longer be changed, the good ol’ franchises becoming even better as they are imbued with more purity and truth; in which we can refine past thoughts to be comparatively warmer to the cynicism we may feel for what we experience, in the present.

Nostalgia is an incredibly active force in contemporary films. In the form of references made in dialogue or through visuals, it is often how fantastical movies are able to buddy buddy their fictional characters with audiences, placing them within our active context. Guardians of the Galaxy deals heavy doses of nostalgia to its audience as its bid to be welcomed, but does so with such desperation that it panders to its original quality as an “offbeat” mainstream experience. Considering the creation of its lead human surrogate, »

- Nick Allen

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How the “aged” make-up of the Back to the Future compares to real life

22 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the 80s classic Back to the Future approaches its thirteeth anniversary, an infographic has emerged via Reddit showing how cast members Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Tom Wilson (Biff Tannen) and Crispin Glover (George McFly) have aged in the thirty years since the film’s release – and how this compares to the “aged” 1985 versions of their characters. So, how close were the make-up team in adding thirty years to the trio? Well, take a look for yourself…

The post How the “aged” make-up of the Back to the Future compares to real life appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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FrightFest 2014 – The Short and the Long Road Part 1: Stalled’s Christian James and Dan Palmer

22 August 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Filmmaking is a process rife with uncertainty. It devours a year or two of a filmmaker’s life, and is even capable of consuming an entire decade as Shockwave Darkside’s Jay Weismann testified to.

For a multitude of filmmakers after the arduous challenge of achieving ones vision, setting their tale into a coherent whole, the unfortunate fate or dance of making the rounds of festivals only to become one of the ghost films remembered by the minority is not outside of the realm of possibility.

The road to distribution is no set length. It can be either a short or long, with a propensity for ease of frustration.

To the case in point – Ryan Smith’s After, and Christian James and Dan Palmer’s Stalled. Two films separated by twelve months, graduates of FrightFest classes of 2012 and 2013, yet two films that both received an home entertainment release earlier this year. »

- Paul Risker

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10 Most Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Prove Time Travel Exists

22 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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What we talk about when we talk about time travel: going back to kill Hitler, Back To The Future, treading on butterflies causing irreparable damage to history, Doctor Who, whether or not it’s ethical to use it to cheat on the lottery or sports gambling or whatever, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. What we don’t talk about when we talk about time travel: whether it actually exists. Or will exist. Or has existed. We don’t know, this wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff kinda messes with our tenses a little. The idea of being able to travel backwards or forwards through history has appeared in countless forms through pop culture, conversation and daydreams for ages, but how come we don’t discuss whether it’ll actually ever be real?

Does it just seem too beyond the pale? Is the the idea of time travel so beyond »

- Tom Baker

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt on 'Sin City 2,' 'Sandman,' and a 'Star Wars' Cameo

20 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Of all the exceptional things about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the insanely talented young actor (who has appeared in "Inception," "Looper," and "The Dark Knight Rises") and director (whose debut feature film, "Don Jon," came out last year), perhaps the most exceptional thing about him, at least on the day that we met him in Beverly Hills to discuss his role as the preternaturally gifted card shark Johnny in the wildly anticipated sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," was his socks.

They were really crazy and had a graphic of what appeared to be a geisha woman printed on them, against a background of a deep, nearly grape-colored purple. In fact, they were so amazing that I almost wanted to ask if I could take a photo of them for my Instagram.

I didn't.

But instead, I got to chat with Gordon-Levitt about what it was like playing in this »

- Drew Taylor

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The Expendables are no match for The Inbetweeners and the Guardians of the Galaxy at the UK box office

19 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014….

The Expendables 3 failed to topple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the U.S. box office this past weekend, and despite an extra day of preview screenings, the aging action stars have proven no match for The Inbetweeners here in the UK.

The Expendables 3 opened in third place with £1,689,927, including £379k in previews – the lowest debut for the franchise to date. Meanwhile The Inbetweeners 2 followed up its impressive haul last weekend by adding another £4.3 million, pushing its haul to £22.37 million after just two weekends, while Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy held firm in second with £2.1 million.

The only other newcomer to crack the top ten this past weekend was the Simon Pegg-headlined Hector and the Search for Happiness, which disappointed down in ninth with just £240,222 (although it was an »

- Gary Collinson

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The Inbetweeners 2 spends second weekend on top of UK box office

19 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Inbetweeners 2 has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The comedy sequel earned £4.3 million to secure top spot ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy and new release The Expendables 3.

The Inbetweeners sequel has now earned more than £22 million from UK cinemas after just two weeks on release.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes slips down to number four, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 holds its spot at five.

Secret Cinema's Back to the Future added £531,767 to its box office haul and has now collected more than £2 million after screenings in East London.

Elsewhere, Simon Pegg's Hector and the Search for Happiness debuts at number nine with £240,222.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Inbetweeners 2 - £4,309,832

2. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy - £2,114,664

3. (-) The Expendables 3 - £1,689,927

4. (3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £1,093,872

5. (5) How to Train Your Dragon 2 »

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Secret Cinema extends Back to the Future

19 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tickets go on sale Aug 20 for the added shows.

After a sold out run (and several early dates cancelled), Secret Cinema has announced mroe dates have been added for its Back to the Future production in London. Dates have been added for Aug 25 (Bank Holiday Monday) and Aug 27 (Weds).

The new tickets will be available from 1pm on Aug 20 at www.secretcinema.org/tickets.

Despite its early setback with its first four shows canceled, the production has since won rave reviews and gotten the film back into the UK Top 10 box office for the first time since its theatrical launch in 1985.

The company noted: “In a generous gesture by Virgin Trains, those who were affected by the cancellations of the first four shows, and are eligible to travel on a Virgin Trains route, will be offered complimentary Standard Class travel. Secret Cinema is proud to announce this partnership and would like to thank Virgin Trains for this »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Secret Cinema adds more Back to the Future dates

19 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tickets go on sale Aug 20 for the added shows.

After a sold out run (and several early dates cancelled), Secret Cinema has announced mroe dates have been added for its Back to the Future production in London. Dates have been added for Aug 25 (Bank Holiday Monday) and Aug 27 (Weds).

The new tickets will be available from 1pm on Aug 20 at www.secretcinema.org/tickets.

Despite its early setback with its first four shows canceled, the production has since won rave reviews and gotten the film back into the UK Top 10 box office for the first time since its theatrical launch in 1985.

The company noted: “In a generous gesture by Virgin Trains, those who were affected by the cancellations of the first four shows, and are eligible to travel on a Virgin Trains route, will be offered complimentary Standard Class travel. Secret Cinema is proud to announce this partnership and would like to thank Virgin Trains for this »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Secret Cinema's Back to the Future adds two extra dates

19 August 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Secret Cinema has announced two extra dates for its Back to the Future event.

Tickets for the new performances on Bank Holiday Monday on August 25 and Wednesday, August 27 will go on sale tomorrow (August 20) at 1pm.

Taking place in a secret location in London, fans can watch the classic 1985 film as part of a fully immersive experience.

Back to the Future writer and producer Bob Gale has praised the event, describing it as "one of the finest Bttf experiences in history".

Meanwhile, those affected by the cancellations of the event's first four shows will be offered complimentary standard class travel on Virgin Trains routes. »

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Once Upon a Time's Colin O'Donoghue Worries Hook's Clothes Won't Come Off

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook is due for a makeover during Season 4, presumably keeping the guyliner while shedding some leather.

With the ABC series’ premiere still six weeks away — but on the occasion of the Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD sets hitting stores — TVLine spoke with Colin O’Donoghue about Hook’s adventures to date, what the bad boy buccaneer sees in good Miss Swan and more.

Related Once Upon a Time‘s Two Most Burning Frozen Qs Answered

Tvline | Watching the Season 3 Blu-ray set’s blooper reel, it appears that steering a galleon does not come naturally to you. »

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Randall Munroe, Creator of xkcd, Imagines What Times Square Will Look Like in 1 Million Years

18 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The following is an excerpt from Randall Munroe's new book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, out September 2. New York–Style Time Machine Q. I assume when you travel back in time you end up at the same spot on the Earth’s surface. At least, that’s how it worked in the Back to the Future movies. If so, what would it be like if you traveled back in time, starting in Times Square, New York, 1,000 years? 10,000 years? 100,000 years? 1,000,000 years? 1,000,000,000 years? What about forward in time 1,000,000 years? —Mark Dettling1,000 years back Manhattan has been continuously inhabited for the past 3,000 years, and was first settled by humans perhaps 9,000 years ago. In the 1600s, when Europeans arrived, the area was inhabited by the Lenape people [1]. The Lenape were a loose confederation of tribes who lived in what is now Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, »

- Randall Munroe

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

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Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

- NATHANIEL R

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I Have Never Seen an Indiana Jones Movie

14 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Hi there, my name is Asher Cantrell. I’m an average 30-year-old male, at least upon first glance. I’m married, have a day job and am fairly nerdy in that dull, normal way that everyone is nerdy in 2014. But I also hold a deep secret. One that shocks my colleagues, friends and family. I have never seen a single Indiana Jones movie. I don’t know how it happened. In fact, I haven’t seen many, many “classic” films of my generation. Let’s tick off some common ones. The Back to the Future trilogy? Nope. The Goonies? Nah. The Die Hard series? Nuh-uh. Robocop, E.T., Gremlins, Jaws, The Dark Crystal, Animal House, Tron? Nada. I have seen Star Wars. I’m not a total monster. But when I admit any of these to people, either acquaintances or people I’ve known for years, I get the same reaction. Jaw »

- Ashe Cantrell

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Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd boards indie The Boat Builder

14 August 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Lloyd has signed up to The Boat Builder.

The Back to the Future actor will star in writer-director Arnold Grossman's feature debut.

Malcolm in the Middle's Jane Kaczmarek and newcomer Tekola Cornetet will also feature in the movie.

The indie film will centre around one-time Merchant Marine captain Abner (Lloyd), who decides against the wishes of his daughter (Kaczmarek) to recapture his glory days by building a boat in his front yard.

Fruitvale Station's Richard Bosner will produce the film.

Lloyd is also known for his roles in Taxi and The Addams Family. He will shortly be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The Boat Builder will begin shooting in the San Francisco area next week. »

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