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People Plays 'Would You Rather' with Republican Conventioneers

22 July 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Democrats vs. Republicans. Liberals vs. conservatives. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Did Melania Trump plagiarize and why didn't Ted Cruz endorse Trump? These are all hotly contested issues today, especially as emotions are running high from the Republican National Convention. But People wanted to get down to the real nitty-gritty of politics this week in Cleveland. Bill Pullman vs. Harrison Ford. Independence Day vs. Air Force One. President Thomas J. Whitemore vs. President James Marshall. Turns out, some Republicans are even willing to cross the party line in the name of a "bad ass" fictional president. "I hate to say »

- Katie Kauss, @katiekauss

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People Plays 'Would You Rather' with Republican Conventioneers

22 July 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Democrats vs. Republicans. Liberals vs. conservatives. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Did Melania Trump plagiarize and why didn't Ted Cruz endorse Trump? These are all hotly contested issues today, especially as emotions are running high from the Republican National Convention. But People wanted to get down to the real nitty-gritty of politics this week in Cleveland. Bill Pullman vs. Harrison Ford. Independence Day vs. Air Force One. President Thomas J. Whitemore vs. President James Marshall. Turns out, some Republicans are even willing to cross the party line in the name of a "bad ass" fictional president. "I hate to say »

- Katie Kauss, @katiekauss

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‘Allegiant’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

21 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s “Allegiant,” the third installment of the studio’s teen-centric sci-fi “Divergent Series,” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 17.

The film’s solid home video performance follows an underwhelming box office run that saw it take in just $66.2 million at U.S. theaters, about half the tally of its predecessor, “Insurgent.” The final installment of the franchise will skip theaters and head to TV, as Variety first reported Wednesday.

Sony Pictures’ faith-based “Miracles From Heaven” also enjoyed a healthy home video bow, taking No. 2 in the wake of a $61.7 million domestic box office run, selling 60% as many units as “Allegiant.”

Disney’s “Zootopia” continued to perform well on disc, taking No. 3 in its sixth week, while DreamWorks Animation’s Fox-distributed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which had been No. »

- John Latchem

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Which Movie President Would You Vote For? — Critics Survey

19 July 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: As you may be aware, America is fixing to elect a new President later this year. If you could cast your vote this November for any movie President (real or fictional), who would it be and why?

Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics/Film School Rejects

If I had to choose fictional, I’d go with Jackson Evans in “The Contender.” He comes off as so perfect that he’s clearly just a product of the movies. But I can choose someone real, so I go with the John F. Kennedy of “Primary” and “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” (and the Drew »

- David Ehrlich

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12 Monkeys Season 2 Episode 13 Review: Memory Of Tomorrow

18 July 2016 7:09 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Another amazing season's come to a close. Did you guess the identity of the Witness?

Madeleine Stowe's voice-over was the perfect way to bookend this year's narrative. 12 Monkeys Season 2 Episode 13 delivered in every way possible. This series continues to be one of the most well-written and acted shows on television.

Personally, I can't thank Syfy enough for giving us another season.

Clearly Cole and Cassie were not meant to live happily ever after in the past. That said, I had no idea what role Madeleine Stowe would be playing in the finale, let alone that she'd pull Cole back into the drama.

I'm honestly still not sure how she's connected to the mythology, but it sure was fun to see the original Kathryn Railly revisit the world of 12 Monkeys. Her cameo gave me the urge to dust off and re-watch Terry Gilliam's film, which I haven't seen in years. »

- Henry A. Otero

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Did ‘Ghostbusters’ Open at the Box Office? Or Disappoint?

18 July 2016 5:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read the reports on the weekend box office and you might wind up scratching your head about the performance of Sony’s female “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Did it “fail” to unseat “The Secret Life of Pets” in first place? Yes. But opening at number one doesn’t necessarily guarantee a hit.

Was it strong enough to jump-start a long-dormant possible franchise? Sony is weaker in franchise depth than other studios and needed this Amy Pascal-produced flick to thrive. According to distribution chief Rory Bruer, the likelihood of a sequel is strong.

Box office success is measured by cost vs. return, expectations vs. reality, and last year’s record numbers vs. a weak summer 2016. Few summer 2016 releases grabbed more advance attention. During this feast-or-famine season, the mid-range initial “Ghostbusters” performance is far from great, but mainly positive. Word of mouth could drive more attendance.

This is a glass half-full/half-empty story. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Attraction Reactions: Ghostbusters (video)

18 July 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We sent host Taylor Johnson to a local theater to find out what people thought about the new Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth. Did audience members react the same as the Internet? Find out in this episode of Attraction Reactions! Previous Episodes of Attraction Reactions: Independence Day:... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Miley Cyrus Shows Her Love For Liam Hemsworth With 1 Simple Snap

18 July 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Jul 17, 2016 at 5:01pm Pdt After enjoying a giggly date night with Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus took things up a notch with a cute photo. On Sunday, the singer took to Instagram to share a snap of the Independence Day actor lounging with his dog Dora, with the caption, "So much love in one pic. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Our epic interview with Ivan Reitman looks to the past and the future for 'Ghostbusters'

17 July 2016 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I first met Ivan Reitman, I was warned to be on my best behavior. I was an employee at Dave’s Video, a laserdisc retail store, and Reitman was one of the store’s most important customers. He, Steven Spielberg, and Danny DeVito all had a standing order. They wanted one of every title. Everything. If it came out, they owned it. Reitman’s assistants picked orders up frequently, but every now and then, he’d be the one that came in, sometimes with his teenage son Jason in tow. When he did come in, it was important that we keep him happy. He was one of the guys keeping the doors of that business open, and we absolutely went out of our way to make sure he got anything he wanted. He turned out to be far less scary than he'd been described when I finally helped him one afternoon, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Box Office: Ghostbusters, Sultan, Café Society

17 July 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Though the new Ghostbusters couldn't defeat the very family friendly Secret Life of Pets to take the box office crown, it was still a win for Paul Feig & Melissa McCarthy company (their best opening yet, just beating their previous best for The Heat). Other winners this weekend: Sultan, the Bollywood sports drama starring Salman Khan, is now the #1 foreign language release of the year, jumping over the Chinese hits The Mermaid and Ip Man 3; Woody Allen's Café Society experienced more demand in its opening weekend than of his films since Blue Jasmine; and, finally, the provocative survivalist family drama Captain Fantastic led by a typically sterling Viggo Mortensen expanded fairly well. Next weekend will be key for Captain Fantastic with word of mouth; there's neither anything like it in the marketplace nor really anything to compare it to in ages (since maybe The Mosquito Coast in the Eighties?) but »

- NATHANIEL R

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Weekend Box Office Top 10 Takeaways: ‘Ghostbusters’ Makes Mid-Range Landing

17 July 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few summer 2016 releases have grabbed more advance attention that Sony’s female “Ghostbusters” reboot. During this feast-or-famine summer, its modest initial performance is far from great, but mainly positive.

For one thing, “Ghostbusters” failed to unseat top-grossing animated film “The Secret Life of Pets” as #1. The superlatives for the animated family genre continue unabated.

The weekend brought few new releases, another reason grosses fell short of the same weekend last summer.

But more strong openers are coming, including “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad” is guaranteed to soar). But the ongoing uncertainty continues.

The Top Ten

1. The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) Week 2 – Last weekend #1

$50,560,000 (-51%) in 4,381 theaters (+11); PTA (per theater average): $11,541; Cumulative: $203,148,000

2. Ghostbusters (Sony) New – Cinemascore: B-; Metacritic: 60; Est. budget: $144 million

$46,000,000 in 3,963 theaters; PTA: $11,607; Cumulative: $46,000,000

3. The Legend of Tarzan (Warner Bros.) Week 3 – Last weekend #2

$11,120,000 (-47%) in 3,551 theaters (-40); PTA: $3,132; Cumulative: $103,050,000

4. Finding Dory (Buena Vista) Week 5 – Last weekend #3

$11,040,000 (- »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Squad Member Martha Hunt Weighs in on Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Being 'Happy in Love'

14 July 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: the squad approves! Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift have only been dating for a few weeks – but that doesn't mean he hasn’t already met all the important people in her life. After stopping in Nashville to meet Swift's parents and then setting off to England to spend time with Hiddleston’s mom, the whirlwind lovers kept it stateside to celebrate the 4th of July with just a few of her very famous friends. And although it seems like Hiddleston is already acing the new boyfriend test with romantic trips to Rome and Australia, it's the approval of »

- Ale Russian

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Squad Member Martha Hunt Weighs in on Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Being ‘Happy in Love'

14 July 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: the squad approves! Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift have only been dating for a few weeks – but that doesn't mean he hasn’t already met all the important people in her life. After stopping in Nashville to meet Swift's parents and then setting off to England to spend time with Hiddleston’s mom, the whirlwind lovers kept it stateside to celebrate the 4th of July with just a few of her very famous friends. And although it seems like Hiddleston is already acing the new boyfriend test with romantic trips to Rome and Australia, it's the approval of »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Lack of New Releases Keeps ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and ‘Zootopia’ at Top of Disc Sales Charts

14 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With almost no high-profile new releases to impact the charts the week ended July 10, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, earned a second week atop the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Holding onto the No. 2 spot on both charts for a second week was Walt Disney Studios’ “Zootopia,” which in its fifth week sold 78% as many copies as the “Panda” sequel in its second (and 71% as many Blu-ray copies).

Moving up a spot to No. 3 on both charts was Fox’s “Deadpool,” in its ninth week.

Universal Pictures’ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” dropped to No. 4 on the overall chart, with Paramount’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” taking No. 5.

On the Blu-ray chart, “13 Hours” was No. 4, with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moving back up to No. »

- John Latchem

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Book Review: The Art & Making Of Independence Day: Resurgence

13 July 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Titan Books releases a massive coffee table book featuring the art of the Independence Day sequel. The 2016 summer blockbuster season has descended upon us and has already swept us up into wallet draining frenz, a frenzy that also saw the return of those nasty, White House destroying alien beasties from ID4 in the 20…

The post Book Review: The Art & Making Of Independence Day: Resurgence appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Glenn Close Zombie Pic ‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ to Open Locarno Fest, Lineup Announced

13 July 2016 3:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The world premiere of Scottish director Colm McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic thriller “The Girl With All the Gifts,” starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and newcomer Sennia Nanua, will open the 69th Locarno Film Festival.

The buzzed-about zombie pic, which unfolds in an underground bunker where children are being examined by scientists hoping to find a cure for a fungal spore that has infected the planet, will kick off the Swiss fest dedicated to indie cinema on August 3. “Girl” will screen on Locarno’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande venue with talents Arterton and Nanua, who is 13, in tow. Nanua plays a uniquely gifted child in the lead role.

Based on the novel by M.R. Carey, “Girl” is financed by the BFI (British Film Institute), Creative England, and Altitude Film. Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont produced. U.S. rights were acquired in Cannes by Saban Films. Warned Bros. is releasing in the U. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Delayed Sequels Have Become Immediate Profits

12 July 2016 7:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Can studios really expect theater audiences to keep coming back to old franchises decades after their original release? Looking at data over the last couple decades, the answer has become a resounding yes. This is an in-depth look at why that is. 

We all know that sequels are rarely better than the original film. And sequels of sequels tend to be even worse. Audiences are aware of this fact, which is why traditionally sequels usually gross less in theaters than the original film. If audiences don’t respond to the sequel as well as the original film, they are less inclined to see it more than once, or tell their friends to go see it. 

It becomes a matter of diminishing returns; studios try to eke out as much business from one franchise before it no longer makes financial sense to release another sequel. And with each sequel making less money, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Rishi Kapoor to be felicitated in Melbourne

12 July 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Melbourne Indian Film Festival is all set to kick start on August 11 and flying to Melbourne will be veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. The actor will be hoisting the Indian National Flag and will also be presented with an honour during the festival. From what we hear, the veteran actor will be hoisting the Indian National Flag on the special occasion of Independence Day (August 15) at the renowned location of Federation Square in Melbourne. Besides this, Rishi will be presented with the Excellence in Cinema for his immense contribution to Bollywood. Commenting on it, Mitu Bhomwick Lange, director of Iffm said, "Rishi has been an iconic face of Bollywood and who better than him could we confer with the tile of Excellence in Cinema. His films have been incredibly popular and success and even today he continues to entertain his audience." It is also being said that Rishi Kapoor will »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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'The Bachelorette' Recap: JoJo Picks Her Hometown Dates

11 July 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Before we get to the drama festering in the Argentinian countryside, let me start off this recap with a question: is this the worst final six in Bachelorette history? I mean, seriously, there are fewer winners in this bunch than viewers who watched Uncle Buck.

After a week off for Independence Day (my love of fireworks applauds the decision, but don't feel like you need to see Independence Day: Resurgence, as it is cheesier than the pizza in those Little Caesars "It's in the crust!" commercials), JoJo is back and trying to figure out who sucks least enough to warrant a hometown visit.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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Japan Box Office: ‘Independence Day’ Wins Weekend

11 July 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – “Independence Day: Resurgence” won its first weekend at the Japanese box office, with the promise of more victories to come. Opening on 963 screens with 20thCentury Fox distributing, the film earned $5.57 million in its first two days on release from 382,000 admissions.

The earlier “Independence Day” bowed in Japan in December, 1996 and finished with nearly $110 million. By comparison, the 2016 follow-up seems likely to end its run near the $35 million mark — still a major hit for a Hollywood film in Japan these days.

The only other new entry to the top ten, in tenth, was “Kingsglaive Final Fantasy Xv,” a CG sci-fi fantasy based on a popular game of the same title. With Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Aniplex co-distributing, the film opened on 44 screens and took $347,000. The film is set to bow in the U.S. on Aug. 19, with Stage 6 Films releasing.

Meanwhile, last week’s number one, “Alice in Wonderland, »

- Mark Schilling

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