Multiplex powerhouse Jurassic World has become only the fourth film to clear $1 billion outside of America, joining this year’s Furious 7 along with James Cameron’s one-two punch of Avatar and Titanic.
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The news puts the icing on the cake of an excellent summer for Universal, which can claim two of the films in the exclusive club from their 2015 slate alone, having also made Furious 7.
Colin Trevorrow’s reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, starring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), now sits at $1.6 billion worldwide and is the third highest grossing movie of all time.
A sequel to the film is due in 2018, with both Pratt and Howard set to return.
Via: The Hollywood Reporter
- Tom Beasley
In a fitting end to Universal's record summer, Jurassic World has roared past the $1 billion mark at the overseas box office, joining a tiny club whose other members are Avatar, Titanic and this year's Furious 7, not accounting for inflation. The milestone gives Universal bragging rights to two of the movies: Jurassic World and Furious 7. Fox is home of Avatar and Titanic, both from director James Cameron. Through Sunday, Jurassic World has grossed $1.003 billion internationally. That compares to $2.03 billion for Avatar (2009), $1.53 billion for Titanic (1997) and $1.16 billion for Furious 7,
- Pamela McClintock
A fearless exposition of the truth behind the night Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret joined the Ve day crowds. That and a few bits to make it feel like Titanic
As newsreel footage plainly demonstrates, Ve Day marked not only the end of the second world war in Europe, but the beginning of the UK’s all-time biggest piss-up, as a million revellers poured on to the streets to join together and do the Lambeth Walk as if their lives depended on it. Among the masses were two faces rarely seen outside of listed buildings: Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth, who – in celebration of the Nazi defeat – were allowed to roam incognito through the crowd.
Now on DVD, A Royal Night Out posits a more fanciful version of the story, in which the future queen and her sister elude their royal escorts and embark upon a whistle-stop tour of London’s wildest night spots, »
- Charlie Lyne
Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.
Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.
Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.
Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities, »
- Derek Anderson
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
A Younger woman is going to the dogs.
The hour-long dark comedy, adapted from the British series of the same name, follows a group of underachieving fortysomething friends who gather in Belize to celebrate an early retirement. When wild events start to unfold, secrets are revealed — and someone dies.
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Foster will play Gerda, who is described as “a stubborn and fierce Mennonite wife gone rogue.” She’ll be around for at least one episode. »
Superstar Actor, Producer & Director Ajay Devgn’s first international production ‘Parched’ is all set to have its exciting world Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015! Ajay Devgn will also be visiting Toronto to attend the World Premiere screening of ‘Parched’.
Produced by Devgn under his USA based venture Shivalaya Entertainment, in association with Blue Waters Motion Picture, Airan Consultants, “Parched’ is written by Leena Yadav & Supratik Sen & directed by Leena Yadav with talented ensemble cast of Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj & Chandan Anand.
Parched essays the story of four ordinary women, in a rural Indian village, who begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in an inspirational drama.
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Debbie Reynolds ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to 1959, Reynolds' movies can be seen just about every week on TCM. The only premiere on Debbie Reynolds Day is Jerry Paris' lively marital comedy How Sweet It Is (1968), costarring James Garner. This evening, TCM is showing Divorce American Style, The Catered Affair, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Singing Nun. 'Divorce American Style,' 'The Catered Affair' Directed by the recently deceased Bud Yorkin, Divorce American Style (1967) is notable for its cast – Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson, Lee Grant – and for the fact that it earned Norman Lear (screenplay) and Robert Kaufman (story) a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination. »
- Andre Soares
The 85-year-old Asner received the third-highest number of votes of 44 candidates for the national board from Los Angeles region members after SAG-aftra President Ken Howard and Patricia Richardson. Howard headed the moderate Unite For Strength slate and was re-elected president with 53% of the vote over Richardson, who headed the self-styled progressive Membership First slate.
Three other Membership First candidates — three-time Oscar nominee Diane Ladd, Frances Fisher and strategist David Jolliffe — won national board seats while Howard’s allies took the remaining 13 open seats for the 70-member board.
Asner served as SAG president from 1981 to 1985; Fisher is best known for starring in “Titanic” and Ladd received Oscar nominations for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Rambling Rose” and “Wild at Heart.”
Ladd received the fourth-highest number of votes, »
- Dave McNary
Digital projection is meaning cleaner and more stable pictures on the big screen.
Have you noticed anything different in the past few years of visiting your local multiplex? No more Harry Potter films every year mainly, but more fundamentally than that – does the screen look cleaner and more stable than usual? None of the scratches and jitter that you always used to see?
You’re witnessing the results of cinema's digital switchover, just another step our lives have taken from the analogue into the digital world. It’s maybe something many haven’t thought about too much, as they sit back, munch popcorn and drink gallons of Fanta while watching dozens of blockbusters.
But considering how many people are affected by it and its impact on how cinemas are run, maybe we should be asking: what’s wrong with this picture?
Since the film-digital debate is kind of technical, just »
The restoration by the BFI National Archive will receive its world premiere on Oct 16 with a new live score by John Altman, the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning composer whose work includes Titanic and Goldeneye. The score has been written for a 12 piece ensemble playing multiple instruments.
Shooting Stars, first released in 1928, was Asquith’s first film as co-director and scriptwriter and is a drama set behind the scenes at a film studio.
Annette Benson (Mae Feather) and Brian Aherne (Julian Gordon) play two mis-matched, married stars and Donald Calthrop (Andy Wilkes) a Chaplin-esque star at the same studio, with whom Mae becomes romantically involved.
Chili Bouchier, Britain’s first sex symbol of the silent era, plays a key role »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
This year marks over 25 years since Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio made his acting debut. As a fresh faced, ambitious teen, DiCaprio appeared in several family soap operas in the early 1990s that had decent runs, including Parenthood and Growing Pains. A quarter of a century later and two Golden Globe wins for Best Actor (The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 and The Aviator in 2005), DiCaprio has arguably become one of the most recognizable faces in the world, albeit sadly without that coveted Oscar win. Sealing his fate as a global heartthrob in age-old romantic drama Romeo + Juliet in 1996, then following it up next year with the blockbuster Titanic, Leo subsequently shot to stardom and worked with some of cinema’s finest directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. Although a hard list to make given his impressive CV, here we take a look back some of his most remarkable roles. »
- Gary Collinson
Well, we weren't going to let The Gc go without a fitting send-off. Here's our celebration of her best bits - Towie just won't be the same again.
1. Gemma's designer vagina
"It's like a new penny," Bobby Norris enthuses over his friend Gemma's new designer vagina - a compliment which she gladly accepts, proudly declaring: "I'm mega confident because I know I've got a designer vagina... I didn't tell you this but it cost me £2,000."
The Chris Pratt-led Jurassic World stormed the box office this summer and has made a staggering $1.6 billion worldwide. Trevorrow is now the third most successful director in the all-time rankings behind James Cameron juggernauts Avatar and Titanic.
Reaction to Trevorrow's hiring has been decidedly mixed - take a look at a brief overview below...
So that guy who made that bad dinosaur movie is making a Star Wars movie too. http://t.co/r4vt07l60i
— Aaron Abernethy (@theronster) August 16, 2015
Episode VII: Jj Abrams (great! perfect choice!)
Episode VIII: Rian Johnson (Super Great)
Episode IX: Colin Trevorrow (...oh)
— Keanu »
James Cameron might not be the most prolific of the kings of big screen spectacle, but his filmography is certainly among the highest grossing of all time. Heck, as of right now, the top two highest grossing films at the domestic box office (discounting inflation) are his. “Avatar” remains firmly secure in the number one spot with $760.5M, a full $100M more than his second place “Titanic.” (Because it’s always fun to look at numbers, if you adjust for inflation, “Avatar” drops to 14th, while “Titanic” actually surges ahead of it, coming in at fifth.) A new four-minute supercut from Vimeo user Martin Kessler showcases why Cameron’s films are so successful, a collective achievement made doubly impressive by the fact that the writer-director has only eight narrative features under his belt, dating way back to “Piranha Part Two: The Spawning” in 1981 (and who could forget that?). Watching the video, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Leonardo DiCaprio fought the French and won ... but all he has to show for it is a few grand. The "Titanic" star was awarded $9,000 in damages from the French magazine, Oops! Leo filed suit a few months back over a cover story alleging he got Rihanna pregnant, and didn't want the baby. Frederic Truskolaski, owner of the mag, expected to lose the lawsuit ... but was anything but magnanimous in defeat, trashing Leo and making more »
- TMZ Staff
It turns out Tatum is still on board, but the incident got us thinking of some other superhero castings that nearly were but never will be:
(Nb Please take it as read that Jude Law was considered for all of these roles.)
Hugh Jackman has become so synonymous with the iconic X-Man that it's strange to think of anyone else taking on the role (even if they inevitably will). But before he had been cast, Russell Crowe was considered to play the angry Canadian mutant, and is credited with directing Bryan Singer's attention towards his fellow Aussie.
Here’s a piece of news that might make Fox’s ears perk up: A small-screen adaptation of Training Day is reportedly in the works.
According to our sister site Deadline, Antoine Fuqua — who directed the 2001 feature film — has teamed with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to develop a TV series based on the crime thriller, which starred Ethan Hawke as a Los Angeles narcotics officer who, on his first day, goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective (Denzel Washington).
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Fuqua will executive-produce and likely direct the potential pilot, which will reportedly »
ABC Family is rounding out its cast for drama pilot Guilt from writers/executive producers Nichole Millard and Kathryn Price (The Game Plan) and executive producer Stephen McPherson. Billy Zane (Titanic), Daisy Head (Endeavour), Zachary Fall (Crossing Lines), Katrina Law (Arrow) and Kevin Ryan (Copper) have landed series regular roles on the pilot, a fictional story that draws parallels to the story of Amanda Knox, the American student convicted, acquitted, retried and… »
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