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Deadpool is the weekend's most anticipated new release and it will begin screening tonight, Thursday, at 7Pm in theaters across the country. As a result, talk of the film breaking records is one thing we didn't focus on in our weekend preview, but there could be a few up for grabs for the newest comic book adaptation. BoxOfficeMojo remained conservative in its opening weekend projection for the film, expecting something in the $62 million range for the three-day and $72 million for the four-day weekend. As impressive as those numbers are, there is a possibility Deadpool busts down the front-door and starts blowing away records right away. For starters, the record for the largest Thursday preshow in the month of February is currently held by Fifty Shades of Grey at $8.6 million from 2,830 theaters starting at 8 Pm. Deadpool will begin its run an hour earlier and is expected to play in 2,500+ theaters, some »
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Last week, the first critics screenings were held for 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, which included one post-credit scene. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that there are actually two post-credits scenes, with the second one held back for the general release on February 12. Today we have a new report from Comic Book Movie, which claims to have details about the second post-credits scene. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
This report claims that the scene sets up Cable, the iconic leader of the X-Force team, who will be featured in the upcoming sequel. 20th Century Fox has already green lit Deadpool 2, with producer Simon Kinberg teasing last year that Cable may be included in the follow-up. This latest report comes just days after original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were confirmed to already be working on the new script. While director »
With just days remaining until 20th Century Fox unleashed Deadpool in theaters, the studio is already doubling down by putting a sequel into development. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio has already given the green light for Deadpool 2 to move forward, with original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick already working on the script. While director Tim Miller hasn't officially signed on for the follow-up, this report claims the studio wants to keep the original creative team intact.
Way back in August, a report surfaced that 20th Century Fox was considering dropping a sequel to the much-maligned Fantastic Four in favor of Deadpool 2, but the studio didn't confirm that report. Then just a month later, producer Simon Kinberg teased that talks for the follow-up were already under way with 20th Century Fox, while hinting that Cable, the iconic leader of the X-Force comic book series, may make an »
Back in the day an audience’s appetite for action was sated by Glenn Ford on a horse, a sword and sandals epic, or a movie about how America won WWII for the Allies. But all of that changed when Hollywood discovered the blockbuster.
As the movies became bigger, plots got smaller and expectations had to be reduced in order sit through them. Movies like Tango & Cash or Hudson Hawk might’ve been big, but they weren’t particularly clever, and didn’t offer much in the way of thrills. Last Action Hero, hyped by Arnold Schwarzenegger as “big, gigantic, monstrous”, was basically a bad joke made at the expense of the films that had made him a star. Van Damme in Sudden Death? Steven Seagal’s On Deadly Ground? Horrendous. All of them.
But somewhere between the lows of Seagal’s oeuvre and the highs of Die Hard »
- Ian Watson
Actor uses #Oscarssowhite hashtag on Twitter to ask if ‘people of colour’ should avoid this year’s ceremony to protest against white-only list of Academy Award nominees
Jada Pinkett Smith has questioned whether Hollywood figures from ethnic minority backgrounds should boycott this year’s Oscars over diversity.
Writing on Twitter, the star of The Matrix Reloaded, Collateral and Magic Mike Xxl expressed her disappointment at the Academy’s failure to nominate non-whites for any of the major prizes at next month’s event for the second year running. The hashtag #Oscarssowhite, created last year, has once again trended on Twitter.
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- Ben Child
Jada Pinkett Smith has added her voice to the growing list of Hollywood stars criticizing the Oscars for a lack of diversity. The actress, whose film credits include “Magic Mike Xxl,” “Collateral” and “The Matrix Reloaded,” pondered on social media Saturday if people of color should participate in the Oscars at all. “At the Oscars, people of color are always welcomed to give out awards, even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments,” she wrote on Facebook and in a series of tweets. “Should people of color refrain from participating all together?” Also Read: Spike Lee Will Not Attend. »
- Anita Bennett
6 items from 2016
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