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The Week in Star Wars – The Force Awakens to hit $2 billion, Captain Phasma returning for Episode VIII, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talks Stormtrooper cameo and more

7 February 2016 2:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got news on The Force Awakens reaching $2 billion, a confirmation of a returning character for Episode VIII, an announcement for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talking his Stormtrooper cameo and more…

Our top story this week surrounds the ambiguous Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the character was featured heavily in the marketing for the movie, the character didn’t end up doing a lot in the movie. Well, perhaps she’ll be given more to do in the Episode VIII, which the actor confirmed she would be appearing in this week. “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie said at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She »

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10 film plot holes that need some explaining...

7 February 2016 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It turns out Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson didn’t have to die in the Atlantic after all. We list some other films that take suspension of disbelief a plot point too far

Jack! Come back! Rose can just budge over a bit! Yes, the third highest-grossing film of all time – the watery 1997 romance Titanic – was built on a big weepie lie. Kate Winslet admitted this week that in the climactic scene, her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fitted on that raft after all, meaning his character Jack Dawson shivered to death in the Atlantic unnecessarily. Swizz. So in a spirit of cinematic truth-telling, here are 10 more movie plot holes we’d like closure on please…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reaches Unprecedented Height At Domestic B.O. With $900M, $2B Worldwide

5 February 2016 9:50 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Today, the highest grossing film in domestic box office history, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will click past $900M after 50 days in release. In addition, the Disney pic is crossing the $2 billion worldwide mark tomorrow in its 53rd day of global release, still the third-highest on a worldwide basis after James Cameron’s Avatar ($2.78B) and Titanic ($2.19B). By comparison, former all-time champ Avatar stood at $612.7M at the same point in time in its domestic run; it… »

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TV: DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Blood Line" Review

5 February 2016 8:06 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

For a show that was promoted as a time travel show there hasn’t been a whole lot of it in three episodes.  Once again we the setting is still 1975 with the team still trying to figure out how to take down Vandal Savage.  Just like the pilot episodes the story plot rotates between three stories with different partnerships of the team attacking the issues.  This episode broke the team up into the best pairings yet with Rip Hunter and Sara going after Vandal Savage’s financial wealth, Stein and Ray working together to save Hawkgirl, and the trio of Jax, Snart, and Rory working together to help Snart save his dad from going to jail.

There were some cool references in this show:

- Rip says “I have seen Men of Steel and Dark Knights fall” referencing that he has seen a version or form of Superman and Batman. »

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Why The 33 soundtrack is a testament to James Horner’s memory

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson remembers one of film music’s great dramatists James Horner with his instrumentally varied and beautiful disaster movie score…

Chilean mining drama The 33 may have generated mixed reviews, not least for its oddly international cast including Spain’s Antonio Banderas, France’s Juliette Binoche and Ireland’s Gabriel Byrne. However, it’s notable for being one of the final films scored by late, great composer James Horner. Here are five tracks reinforcing the loss a singularly brilliant musical talent.

1) The Atacama Desert

Horner’s flair with ethnic and regionally specific textures becomes immediately apparent in this exotic opening track, one that establishes the movie’s physical landscape with his customary finesse. Subdued strings, woodwinds and electronics anticipate the disaster to come whilst striking pan flutes possess a suitably earthy and authentic air. It’s a reminder not only of his acclaimed works like Legends of the Fall »

- Sean Wilson

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'Titanic' Shocker! Jack Could Have Lived, Admits Kate Winslet

3 February 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The shooting schedule was extended to more than five months in total and the budget reportedly expanded to about $200 million, making it the most expensive production in history. When Cameron realized that it would not be possible to finish the film in time for its scheduled release on July 2, it was...

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7 Insanely Delightful Things Kate Winslet Just Said About Leonardo DiCaprio

3 February 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kate Winslet had the absolute sweetest things to say about her longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio in this week's issue of People. The 40-year-old actress, who has shared a slew of heartwarming moments with Leo already this award season, gushed about her Titanic and Revolutionary Road costar, who also walked her down the aisle during her 2012 wedding to Ned Rocknroll. Kate reflected on their 20-year relationship and shared her thoughts on Leo, now 41, and how he's changed since they first met. "He feels, to me, the most settled he's ever felt, in himself, right now, which is quite strange, really, given that there's a lot happening around him." Keep reading for more of Kate's cute quotes - paired with some even cuter moments between her and Leo - then see more of the charming things they've said about each other. »

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Kate Winslet Tells Jimmy Kimmel That Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Should Have Survived In ‘Titanic’

3 February 2016 11:52 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Twenty years after Titanic, the second highest grossing movie of all time hit theaters, fans of the Jack and Rose love story are still questioning why the dashing character had to die. In that heartbreaking scene, Jack is unable to share the door that Rose is on top of and freezes to his death before […]

The post Kate Winslet Tells Jimmy Kimmel That Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Should Have Survived In ‘Titanic’ appeared first on uInterview. »

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'Titanic' Shocker! Jack Could Have Lived, Admits Kate Winslet

3 February 2016 6:38 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The...

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Kate Winslet Reveals How Leonardo DiCaprio Has Changed (and Not) Since Titanic: 'He's Gotten More Handsome!'

3 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's no secret every time Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are in the same room, people have immediate flashbacks of when they first starred together in 1997. Since filming Titanic in their early 20s, the duo have remained close. In this week's issue, Winslet, 40, tells People that DiCaprio, 41, has changed since they first worked together, but he's still the same Leo who stole the hearts of many nearly 20 years ago. "He's a solid, loyal person," Winslet says. "He's a great friend, he always has been, and not just to me, but to everyone around him. He still has friends he had when we made Titanic. »

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Did Winslet want DiCaprio to die in Titanic? – the Dailies film podcast

3 February 2016 3:07 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Guardian film team’s round-up of today’s movie news

Your daily update of the latest news and reviews from the Guardian film team. Now showing: how excited are you about the new Asghar Farhadi movie, is George Miller a sound choice to head the Cannes jury and how significant is it that Kate Winslet has admitted Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t have to die at the end of Titanic?

Follow us on Twitter (GuardianFilm, Henry, Ben, Catherine and producer Rowan) and check out our Facebook page. Comment on the show below

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Kate Winslet on Titanic's raft ending: 'He could have actually fitted' – video

2 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The star of the third highest-grossing film to date voices agreement with fans who felt that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character died unnecessarily at the end of James Cameron’s Titanic. On Monday Kate Winslet finally weighed in with her take. “There was plenty of room on the raft,” said the Us chatshow host Jimmy Kimmel, to which the actor replied, “I know, I know.” She also said: “I agree, I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.”

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Kate Winslet on Titanic's raft ending: 'He could have actually fitted' – video

2 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star of the third highest-grossing film to date voices agreement with fans who felt that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character died unnecessarily at the end of James Cameron’s Titanic. On Monday Kate Winslet finally weighed in with her take. “There was plenty of room on the raft,” said the Us chatshow host Jimmy Kimmel, to which the actor replied, “I know, I know.” She also said: “I agree, I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.”

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Jack Definitely Could Have Fit on that Door and 6 Other Obvious Cinematic Solutions

2 February 2016 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We've all been that person watching a movie and torturing our friends with a bunch of "why don't they just to this" and "they should have just done that" comments. (No? Just us?) In any case, there are certain movies that just about everyone agrees played fast and loose with logic for the sake of drama. (For example, a certain film about a giant, ill-fated cruise ship - see below.) Here, we examine Titanic and six more movies that totally would have gone down differently had we been the characters. And before we get a million "Because there wouldn't be »

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Jack Definitely Could Have Fit on that Door and 6 Other Obvious Cinematic Solutions

2 February 2016 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We've all been that person watching a movie and torturing our friends with a bunch of "why don't they just to this" and "they should have just done that" comments. (No? Just us?) In any case, there are certain movies that just about everyone agrees played fast and loose with logic for the sake of drama. (For example, a certain film about a giant, ill-fated cruise ship - see below.) Here, we examine Titanic and six more movies that totally would have gone down differently had we been the characters. And before we get a million "Because there wouldn't be »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Kate Winslet Names Names on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

2 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Kate Winslet knows her characters like the back of her hand. The actor played the game “Name That You!” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night, where the late night host challenged Winslet to name several characters she’s portrayed throughout the years. Winslet correctly named every role throughout the game, including Joanna Hoffman (“Steve Jobs”), Rose DeWitt Bukater (“Titanic”), Hanna Schmitz (“The Reader”), Marianne Dashwood (“Sense and Sensibility”), Jeanine (“Divergent”), Dr. Erin Mears (“Contagion”), Clementine Kruczynski (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), and Rita from the animated film “Flushed Away.” Lastly Kimmel flashed an image of Chewbacca from “Star Wars” on screen. “That’s my mother!” Winslet joked. Winslet’s career spans more than three decades with over 30 films on her résumé. The Oscar winner is nominated for an Academy Award for the seventh time this year for her performance in “Steve Jobs.” Watch Winslet master her memory below. Inspired by this post? »

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Kate Winslet breaks silence on Titanic raft end: 'He could have actually fitted'

2 February 2016 10:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Star of third highest-grossing film of all time voices agreement with fans who felt Leonardo DiCaprio’s character died unnecessarily

Related: Did Winslet want DiCaprio to die in Titanic? – the Dailies film podcast

Avatar and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens ousted James Cameron’s 1997 weepie from the top of the all-time highest-grossing film charts. Yet the power of the film Titanic to inspire debate remains undimmed, nearly 20 years after its premiere.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Could Jack Have Survived Titanic With Rose? Here's What Kate Winslet Said

2 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While Titanic has become one of the most popular love stories ever told, it also has its share of critics. One of the major criticisms in recent years has been the utterly unnecessary death of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack. While Rose remains out of the water on a floating door Jack is somehow unable to get on board it even though there certainly appears to be enough room. Now it turns out that Rose actually agrees. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Kimmel spoke to Kate Winslet about the recent internet freakout that occurred when Kate and Leo were seen together at the Golden Globe Awards. As part of the conversation, he blamed her for Jack’s freezing to death in the movie. Surprisingly, Winslet graciously accepted the criticism. I agree, I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door. So now »

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Even Kate Winslet knows that Jack could've fit on that door in 'Titanic'

2 February 2016 9:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a point of contention amongst Titanic fans for almost 20 years now: could Jack have fit on that door with Rose at the end of the movie, thereby saving them both? James Cameron, who wrote and directed the movie, has always maintained that no, Jack and Rose could not have fit on the door together and survived. Even there was enough room, their combined weight would have been too much.  But now Kate Winslet has weighed in, so to speak, and she agrees with most right-thinking people that yes, Rose killed Jack.  Winslet was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night when the issue was briefly raised. "In a way, you let him freeze to death in the water," Kimmel said. "I agree, I think he could've actually fit on that bit of door," Winslet said.  And then Kimmel just went right back to talking about the SAG Awards like the murder confession never happened. »

- Sara Morrison

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