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“Falling Skies” had been running on fumes for a while, frustratingly so in its final season, which should have been building up to a big cosmic comeuppance for the Espheni, the alien invaders who had blown much of humanity to smithereens. Instead, the final episode, after a protracted and sometimes-meandering buildup, had a slightly anticlimactic quality, reinforcing, more than anything, that it was overdue for Chicken Little’s warning to finally come true.
For a time representing one of Steven Spielberg’s more successful recent endeavors as a TV producer, this TNT drama began with some promise, increased its ambition in season two and then began to hit rough patches, such as that whole hybrid-alien-baby-who-ages-ridiculously-fast storyline. The final season, in similar fashion, spent too much time dealing with the show’s various soap opera elements, while taking detours that pitted the humans against each other — most notably Everyman Tom Mason »
- Brian Lowry
While she remains largely tight-lipped about the details of the unsavoury incident which has shaken the Indian community in the Us and Bollywood's female actors, there is visual evidence on YouTube and there are eyewitnesses from La who claim to have seen one of the organizers shouting and heckling Raveena Tandon, apparently because she wouldn't allow the organizer's kids to travel with her on the limousine that took her to the venue of the event.
Says a source from La, "Raveena was clearly unwell. She was coughing throughout. She refused to let the organizer's kids travel with her because of her condition. She wanted to sleep while travelling. But the organizer took great offence. After the event he screamed at Raveena and shockingly, took her »
- Subhash K. Jha
East Los High’s Gabriel Chavarria has signed on for War of the Planet of the Apes Following the announcement earlier today that 20th Century Fox has wrapped principal photography on both X-Men Apocalypse and Independence Day Resurgence, Deadline brings word that the studio is also moving forward with casting on their 2017 franchise feature, Matt Reeves’ War…
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As the summer movie season winds to a halt, so are the crews on next year's blockbuster summer releases. On Saturday, Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito announced that Captain America: Civil War had officially wrapped production. Then yesterday, we got word from director Bryan Singer that first unit production on X-Men: Apocalypse had finished shooting. Now, we have word that Independence Day: Resurgence is officially in the can. Director Roland Emmerich broke the news via his personal instagram, sharing a photo of a double rainbow from the set in New Mexico.
"And that's a wrap on Independence Day Resurgence. Thank you, Albuquerque, New Mexico, you've been amazing. #Idr #NewMexicoTRUE."
Production on Independence Day 2 got underway in late May, shooting on location in Albuquerque. The cast and crew of Independence Day 2 gathered for a live stream Q&A session on June 22, where director Roland Emmerich revealed the official title, Independence Day: Resurgence. »
This past weekend turned out to be a busy one, as not one, but Four of the big budget films slated to hit next Summer have officially wrapped filming and are moving to the post-production phase. Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Independence Day: Resurgence are all that much closer to hitting the big screen!
While there's still a while before we see these movies in theaters, it is always exciting to hear about shooting wrapping up. It means that there's only one more step, post-production, to go before audiences can enjoy them. It also means we're closer to seeing marketing materials and trailers to get us ready. Next year brings another slew of big-budget films that fans have been waiting for, so, you'll be happy to see that a handful of them wrapped over the weekend:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
In regard to 'Civil War,' executive producer Louis D’Esposito confirmed that the film had completed principal photography on Saturday with a photo going online of several major cast and crew members celebrating at the Imperii bar in Leipzig, Germany.
Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Scarlett Johansson were all on hand for the celebration, but in surprising news this morning there is word that another name has become involved in the film.
Minor Spoilers Ahead
According to their sources, Tomei secretly shot her scenes before production wrapped. This may tie »
- Garth Franklin
The summer season has rumbled to a close, and behind the scenes, some of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers are toiling away on next summer's potential blockbusters.
Over the weekend, director Bryan Singer announced via Instagram that principal photography's wrapped on the superhero sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. While there's a bit more second unit shooting still to complete, the wrap party had already begun by Sunday - as proved by Singer's Instagram picture of the bash's cocktail menu. Singer also posted a moody picture from the Apocalypse set itself, which is nice:
That's s wrap on main unit. But still more to shoot over the next few weeks with second unit. But now...the wrap party! #xmen #xmenapocalypse
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:11pm Pdt
Meanwhile, director Roland Emmerich also »
Saturday’s episode of The Voice India was entirely dedicated to celebrating India’s Independence Day. Keeping this patriotic theme in mind, the audience were shown the special video that featured people from across India thanks to the popular #MyVoiceMyAnthem social media initiative.
The two performing teams of this episode, were team Hr and team Shaan. It was time for host Karan to announce the public voting results of team Hr! Both Sachet and Deepesh were safe. Coach Hr had to say goodbye to Anish who sang a few lines of a song dedicated to his mother. Anish received a standing ovation from coaches Sunidhi and Mika for this impromptu and emotional performance. Coach Hr swiftly reminded Anish that he too, would be singing for him very soon. Host Karan, was then ready to announce the public voting results for team Shaan. Akash and Ritu were safe. Coach Shaan had to say farewell to Varsha. »
- Jem Raj
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, »
On August 15th, Mr. A.R. Rahman along with a host of special musical guests and singers returned to The O2 in London after five years in a very special show to perform his greatest hits. Check out our special report.
The Warm Up
A. R. Rahman. Live in concert. To say my expectations were high before the show would be a little bit of an understatement. I had heard rumours that hearing Rahman live should be on every music lovers bucket list, and it had been on mine for a while.
Having missed his performance at various arenas and having this opportunity land was a dream come true. A one night only concert and I wasn’t about to give it up….
I packed myself off to enjoy my first night out in 8 months, and what better way to spent it than in the company of a music maestro. Mr. »
- Rima Bhatia
Like every year, this year too, Independence Day celebration will be a memorable affair for every Indian, except for Raveena Tandon, who was in La to celebrate India's Independence Day. The reason? A certain Neeraj Agnihotri, who was apparently drunk came up on stage and started misbehaving with Raveena and also started passing nasty comments, during the celebration in La. The reason stated for his unruly behavior was that he was upset because his kids didn't get to travel in Raveena Tandon's car with her to the event, since it was against the rules of the security and the protocol. Shockingly, this man was one of the organisers of the La event. Tweeting about the incident, Raveena Tandon stated, "In La after two glorious days, of spending the Independence Day celebrations- sadly a bad ending. All was going well. Till a drunk got on stage. Some chap called Neeraj agnihotri started misbehaving, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Representing a week-on-week rise of 18%, Ryoo Seung-wan’s “Veteran” earned $15.4 million from 2.25 million admissions between Friday and Sunday and held on to top spot over the busy Independence Day weekend.
The Cj Entertainment release has rapidly scored $44.4 million from 6.64 million admissions after 12 days on release.
Fittingly, Showbox’s period action drama “Assassination” crossed the 10 million admissions mark on Independence Day (Aug 15). It grossed $6.7 million from 989,600 admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $70.5 million from 10.7 million admissions. “Assassination” is now the top movie of the year, ahead of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” held third place, adding $3.2 million over the three-day weekend for $37.9 million. Upi’s “Minions” has made $14 million after three weekends on release.
Lotte’s long-anticipated “Memories of the Sword” disappointed. The big budget martial art drama starring Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon, top actor Lee Byung-hun, and rising star Kim Go-Eun only made $2.23 million over its opening four days. »
- Sonia Kil
The song entitled 'Mera Desh Hai Mahaan Mera Desh Hai Jawaan' is Nihalani's homage to a nation that has grown up on songs about leaders who have changed the way we look at our country.
Says Nihalani, "We don't have good patriotic songs. Because the young don't have that many political leaders to look up to. There was a time when Manoj Kumar Saab's films had great patriotic songs like 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' and 'Hai Preet Jahaan Ki Reet Sadaa'. After the 1970s, the nation lost hope in its leaders. There are no patriotic songs anymore because the sense of patriotism is gone from our youngsters' lives."
Nihalani recalls a rare desh-bhakti song in a film post the 1970s. "It was beautiful patriotic song 'Aankhen Jiski »
- Subhash K. Jha
Bad Boys 3: As we recently learned, two new Bad Boys sequels are heading to theaters in 2017 and 2019. But will either Will Smith or Martin Lawrence return as the titular rule-breaking police detectives? It's not clear. Reportedly, Smith will be involved in some capacity, but that could be limited to serving as a producer and not as a star; his deal is not finalized. Smith declined to star in the upcoming Independence Day sequel, so there's certainly no guarantee that he'll show up on screen in more Bad Boys sequels. [The Hollywood Reporter] Are We There Yet? The Mars Edition: With his new movie Straight Outta Compton opening in theaters today, director F. Gary Gray (above) is contemplating going to space for his next project. He says he is "heavily...
- Peter Martin
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who is known for his blockbuster 100 crore films, has now been caught in a Cbi case for bribery. Reportedly, the director-producer is under Cbi scrutiny for allegedly bribing the Censor Board to pass his film Singham Returns.
Apparently, Singham Returns which released on the Independence Day last year, had been given its certification a week prior to the release, that is, on August 8. It is being said that Rohit Shetty bribed Rakesh Kumar, the ex chief of the Cbfc for passing his film without any objection. However, this is not the first time the Censors have been accused of bribery. In fact, Rakesh Kumar had to withdraw from his post as the Chief owing to many accusations of bribery against him.
The Cbi sent a recommendation to their Delhi headquarters in January 2015 and the Mumbai unit is currently investigating the matter. »
Utter the words ‘In West Philadelphia, born and raised’ to any number of people brought up in the 1990s, and you won’t be able to speak to them for the next minute or so.
That’ll be because they’re reciting The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s introductory rap theme song from memory. Some of them will even know the oft-deleted verse, the one about Will getting on a plane and drinking orange juice.
If you, like me, are one of those people, then this news story might just be overly-polite rap music to your ears – Will Smith is returning to the world of The Fresh Prince, to act as a producer for a new series.
It’s unclear at the moment whether Big Willy would star, »
Bad Boys 3: As we recently learned, two new Bad Boys sequels are heading to theaters in 2017 and 2019. But will either Will Smith or Martin Lawrence return as the titular rule-breaking police detectives? It's not clear. Reportedly, Smith will be involved in some capacity, but that could be limited to serving as a producer and not as a star; his deal is not finalized. Smith declined to star in the upcoming Independence Day sequel, so there's certainly no guarantee that he'll show up...
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Will Smith is heading back to Bel-Air, with TV Line reporting that the star is developing a TV reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There are no plans for the actor to star in the reboot, but his production company Overbrook Entertainment is in the very early stages of developing this project. The pitch is set to be finalized soon, with the production company taking it to various networks over the next few weeks.
The project reportedly puts a new spin on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, while maintaining the spirit of the original series. The show ran on NBC for six seasons, between 1990 and 1996, launching rapper Will Smith's acting career. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air centered on Will Smith's character Will Smith, whose "life got flip turned upside down" when his mother sends him from his Philadelphia home to live with his aunt and uncle in their posh Bel-Air home. »
Though it's been a while since we saw Parineeti Chopra in her elements on the silver screen, the actress seems to be having a gala time during her break. Along with many accolades and appreciation that she has received in the past few years, the actress has received yet another honour on the occasion of Independence Day. She has been invited to become the Grand Marshall & Guest of Honour at the prestigious New York India Day Parade this year.
On August 16, in the heart of New York, the Non-Resident Indians (Nri) gather from all across North America to celebrate India's independence in a grand event called the New York India Day Parade with over 40 floats & hundreds of people. Parineeti Chopra will be sharing this dais with many achievers from the Nri community, and will be interacting with them. Parineeti will also be ringing the opening trade bell at Nasdaq, apart from other key event appearances. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Exactly four weeks after Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a biggie is all set to be unveiled in theaters. Brothers, which has been in news ever since its inception a year ago, is the Big film this Independence Day weekend and is all set to enjoy a major haul.
Just about everything appears to be going right for the film. The promo has been accepted quite well. The lead cast of Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra and Jackie Shroff is superb. With Gabbar Is Back, Baby and Ek Villain behind them, Akshay and Sidharth are enjoying a good run. Karan Johar and Karan Malhotra have given a Superhit Agneepath together. The action is looking unique and fantastic. The emotional appeal is promising good footfalls from the family audience. And most importantly, audiences are interested in coming to theaters, as seen in the recent spate of Blockbusters.
All of this will ensure that Brothers takes »
- Joginder Tuteja
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