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Paramount tried a few approaches in the new Terminator reboot. But if a franchise hits the doldrums, how can a studio resurrect it?
Fingers are being crossed at Skydance and Paramount Pictures that the critical mauling handed out to Terminator: Genisys last week won't be reflected fully in the box office numbers. So far, the plan for a new trilogy of Terminator films is arguably just about alive, courtesy of a total gross for the new film of $131m worldwide. That's below expectations, but if it can eventually crawl its way to $400m, that's probably enough to move ahead with a Genisys sequel (it'd be more than the hugely-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road).
But even if a new film gets greenlit, it's clear that things have to change again. As many have pointed out, the consensus is now that there have been more bad-to-middling Terminator films than good ones, »
Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.
10) Uncle Buck (1989)
John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »
- Matthew Chernov
Born on November the 22nd in 1984 in New York, Scarlett Johansson is a highly successful actress, model and sometimes singer. She is 5′ 4″ tall, part Danish, part Polish and part Russian.
Having begun acting as a child, she made her film debut at just nine years old, playing Laura Nelson in Rob Reiner’s North. She has since gone on to star in critically acclaimed movies like Hitchock and Lost in Translation, big budget blockbusters like The Avengers and Lucy, and a few she’d probably rather forget like like Home Alone 3 and Eight Legged Freaks.
The gorgeous star was voted by readers of FHM as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2006 and “Sexiest Celebrity of the Year” by Playboy readers in 2007 and has dated the likes of Jared Leto, Josh Hartnett and Ryan Reynolds. She is now married to Frenchman Romain Dauriac – the owner of an independent advertising agency – and »
- K.J. Stewart
3 items from 2015
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