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What Does the Internet Want? A Third National Treasure Movie! When Does It Want It? Now!

Image Source: Everett Collection Warning: there are no spoilers below, but there is a lot of passion for National Treasure. Disney is currently neck-deep in franchises like Star Wars and Marvel's The Avengers, but Reddit would like the studio to kindly shift its attention to a different yet equally worthy series of beloved movies. No, we're not talking about a new Toy Story film or even a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean - we're talking about National Treasure. The first action-adventure film in the two-part series came out in 2004, introducing us to Nicolas Cage's Benjamin Franklin Gates (yes, that's his given name), an American historian, cryptologist, and part-time treasure hunter. Along with the help of trusty assistant Riley (Justin Bartha) and archivist Dr. Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger), Ben sets out to find a fabled cave of gold hidden long ago by America's founding fathers and the Freemasons. And,
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France’s 2017 Box Office Scores Third-Biggest in 50 Years

France’s 2017 Box Office Scores Third-Biggest in 50 Years
France confirmed its status as Europe’s biggest nation of moviegoers in 2017 with 209.2 million admissions, the third biggest score in the last 50 years, according to the National Film Board (Cnc).

In both euro and dollar terms, France’s 2017 box office was also the third-biggest in modern times with an estimated $1.64 billion (1.36 billion euros) grossed — 2% down on 2016.

While total admissions for American films fell by 8.6% (102.04 million admissions) in 2017, Hollywood films such as “Despicable Me 3” (pictured), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Baby Boss” dominated the chart.

Three French movies showed up in the top 10 highest-grossing films: Luc Besson’s science-fiction pic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and a pair of French-language comedies, Dany Boon’s “Raid Dingue” and Philippe Lacheau’s “Alibi.com,” the only two French-language films which grossed over $25 million in 2017.

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s dramedy “C’est La Vie,” meanwhile, took the 12th slot with an estimated $23.7 million.

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Review: The Mummy (2017) is an Exciting and Entertaining Start to the Dark Universe

I’ll be the first to admit I was rather skeptical going into Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, as the trailers seemed to be far more focused on the action instead of the horror to the story. But thankfully, my fears about the direction this new Mummy would take were quickly quelled about 25 minutes into the film, when I realized that this brand new Dark Universe that Universal is set to unleash was starting off on the right foot, because I was having a helluva fun time and was completely immersed in this world.

And while there was a lot of action to be found (I mean, it’s a Tom Cruise movie, and honestly, no one goes for the cinematic gusto quite the way he does), it’s apparent early on that Kurtzman wasn’t screwing around when it came to the horror aspects of The Mummy, making this
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Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal Movie at HBO

The Jerry Sandusky sex scandal that took down Penn State's illustrious college football program is getting the HBO movie treatment.

Al Pacino is set to star in the project, with Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Pacino will play Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history who becomes embroiled in the sexual abuse scandal surrounding his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal challenges his legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.

Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing), John C. Richards (Sahara,...
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‘Master of None’ Returns, ‘I Love Dick’ Debuts, Plus More TV You Must See This Week

Another one of our favorite shows is back this week, as the whole of Master of None’s Season 2 hits Netflix, and one of the most hopeful new series of the year, Amazon’s I Love Dick, makes its leap from pilot to full first season the same day. There’s also the end of the first season of Riverdale, more Fargo and Better Call Saul, a must-see installment of Saturday Night Live, reason to check out the new sitcom Great News, and why we’re paying attention to the MTV Movie Awards this year.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for May 7–13 (all times Eastern):

SUNDAY2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards (MTV, 8pm)

Yeah, it’s MTV, and yes they still have awards like “Best Kiss,” but
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Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Turned Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’

Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Turned Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’
The half-decade long McConaissance has generally endured because Matthew McConaughey has chosen interesting directors to work with (Richard Linklater, William Friedkin, Lee Daniels, Jeff Nichols, Christopher Nolan, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Stephan Gaghan) over blockbuster gigs. Granted, sometimes those non-tentpoles don’t work out, but I’d wager for an actor like McConaughey who has experienced the pain of at least one mega-flop in his career (“Sahara“), it’s easier to move on from something like “The Paperboy” or “The Sea of Trees,” where there isn’t so much money on the line.

Continue reading Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Turned Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ at The Playlist.
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‘Gold’ Review: Chintzy Storytelling Foils a Fun Matthew McConaughey Performance In Worthless Tale of Capitalism Gone Wild

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‘Gold’ Review: Chintzy Storytelling Foils a Fun Matthew McConaughey Performance In Worthless Tale of Capitalism Gone Wild
In 1993, a Filipino prospector named Michael de Guzman emerged from the jungles of Busang, Indonesia claiming to have found one of the largest gold deposits on record — he partnered with a Canadian conglomerate called Bre-x Minerals Ltd., and eventually took the fall for the most famous gold mining scandal of the late 20th century.

In 2011, screenwriters Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”) decided to take the Bre-x story, arbitrarily transplant it to the late 1980s, and re-conceive it as a trite rise and fall parable about the seduction of the American Dream — the result, ultimately directed without distinction by Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”), unfolds like a chintzy ripoff of David O. Russell ripping off Martin Scorsese ripping off real life, a movie that tries to sell us the most boring version of a story that has already been panned for all of its treasure and then some.

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Friday the 13th Remake and Rings Release Dates Delayed Again

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Friday the 13th Remake and Rings Release Dates Delayed Again
As expected, the Friday the 13th remake is getting a new release date. The movie hasn't started shooting yet, and there was no way it was going to be ready by this January. What is kind of surprising is that Paramount Pictures is also delaying its other big horror franchise release by quite a few months. While many were expecting to see the long-anticipated sequel Rings this October, fans will have to wait until next year.

The all-new Friday the 13th, which explores Jason Voorhees' family life by introducing his father for the first time on the big screen, has faced quite a few production delays over the past couple of years. But as Platinum Dunes continues to perfect the script, they have to keep aiming for the next Friday the 13th available on the release calendar. Originally scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2017, the movie will now be Paramount Pictures
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A Balding Matthew McConaughey Finds a Fortune in the First 'Gold' Trailer

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After sharing the screen with dinosaurs and dragons, Bryce Dallas Howard is sharing the screen with an even rare creature: an unattractive Matthew McConaughey. In Stephen Gaghan's Gold, the actor plays a balding, overweight gold prospector and she is his wife. On first look, McConaughey appeared as if he's trying to play the same awards-goal game as Christian Bale in American Hustle (interestingly enough, Bale was once up for the role), but the new trailer makes the movie seem more a cross between a few previous McConaughey movies, The Wolf of Wall StreetSahara and Fool's Gold. Watch the new spot here:    As the trailer mentions, Gold is based by a true story, but to go through the details probably spoils...

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In case you hadn't heard, the McConaissance is officially over

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In case you hadn't heard, the McConaissance is officially over
Matthew McConaughey's movie career hit the skids for the better part of the 2000s, with the mega-star taking on roles in a series of generic (albeit occasionally financially successful) rom-coms (Fool's Gold, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), a quickly-forgotten Al Pacino sports-gambling drama (Two for the Money), a notorious big-budget flop (Sahara) and one totally inexplicable dud, the bizarre passion project that was Surfer, Dude. After spending the late '90s as one of Hollywood's premiere male sex symbols, America's favorite Texas golden boy hardly seemed to be trying anymore, and audiences responded in kind. Then he came back! The McConaissance, as it came to be known, arrived early the following decade, when the actor began taking roles in actual good movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike, Killer Joe, Mud. Then came True Detective and his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the twin jewels in his comeback crown.
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Hollywood Odds: Matthew McConaughey: His best performances so far

We’re now deep into the McConaissance folks. Yes, in the last few years, we’ve seen Matthew McConaughey really make the leap to the next stage of his career, shaking up the industry in the process. With this week marking the release of his new film The Sea of Trees, I wanted to take a look at his best work to date. Even before I started tackling heavier fare, he was someone I enjoyed, but that’s only grown these days. Whether in supporting or lead roles, he’s a unique and talented actor with a lot to offer. The years to come will be very exciting, both for us and for him… The Sea of Trees is a drama about a pair of suicidal men looking for a way out of a forest in Japan. One is Arthur Brennan (McConaughey), the protagonist, while the other is Takumi Nakamura
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The 'Friday the 13th' reboot just drove a stake through the franchise's future

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The 'Friday the 13th' reboot just drove a stake through the franchise's future
Each and every time I write about Friday the 13th, I feel compelled to state that I am not a fan of the long-running slasher franchise, which -- in the immortal words of John Carpenter -- "doesn't rise above its cheapness." Nevertheless, the idea that producers might actually try to change up the old formula is a vaguely intriguing one, and in the years since that abhorrent 2009 remake various alternative takes on the 36-year-old series -- from a found-footage approach to David Bruckner's since-abandoned Dazed and Confused-inspired version -- have been flirted with and then dispatched like one of Jason Voorhees' nubile, underdressed victims. And then yesterday happened. All due respect to Breck Eisner, but as a filmmaker he feels like the safest possible choice to direct the F13 reboot, which really could have done with some fresh blood (pun intended) but will instead be saddled with a
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Breck Eisner set to helm Friday The 13th reboot?

Breck Eisner is in talks to direct the latest version of Friday The 13th over at Paramount Pictures, so reports Deadline. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will be producing the film, which will arrive in cinemas in 2017.

The movie is written Nick Antosca (Hannibal) is a full reboot of the beloved horror franchise, which revolve around the exploits of pop culture superstar Jason Voorhees. Vorhees perished at Camp Crystal Lake as a young boy due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. So far, there have been a total of 12 movies in the franchise, the last of which was released in 2009 – another Michael Bay production which was directed by Marcus Nispel.

Eisner’s last credit was last year’s The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, as well as The Crazies and Sahara.
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Breck Eisner Eyed To Direct Upcoming Friday The 13th Reboot

When it was first revealed that the Friday the 13th franchise was being rebooted, fans understandably rolled their eyes at the prospect of another underwhelming new take on a classic horror franchise. There are countless examples of great movies in this genre butchered in remakes and reboots, and previous attempts to resurrect Friday the 13th haven’t ended well.

However, in some potentially very good news for fans, it has now been revealed that Breck Eisner is in talks to take the helm of the next take on Friday the 13th. His credits include the likes of Sahara and The Last Witch Hunter, but he impressed horror buffs in a big way with The Crazies a few years back.

Not much is known about the direction of Friday the 13th right now, but Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller recently had this to say about writer Aaron Guzikowski’s (Prisoners) script
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Friday the 13th Remake Gets Last Witch Hunter Director

Friday the 13th Remake Gets Last Witch Hunter Director
Back in December, Paramount's long-awaited Friday the 13th reboot last director David Bruckner, who had been attached for nearly a year and a half, while gaining screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). Since then, we've heard a number of reports about this story, including producer Brad Fuller confirming that fans will meet Jason Voorhees' entire family, including his mother Pamela and his father Elias, the latter of which has never been seen on screen. Today we have word that the studio has finally found a new director, with The Crazies filmmaker Breck Eisner entering talks to direct.

Bloody-Disgusting broke the news that Breck Eisner is in talks to direct, while also revealing that Aaron Guzikowski turned in his script last month. The site also reports that Elias Voorhees is featured in the script "quite a bit," but no specific details were given. Here's what producer Brad Fuller had to say about this project back in June.
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‘Friday the 13th’ Being Rebooted Once Again, Because You Can’t Keep a Good Slasher Down

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‘Friday the 13th’ Being Rebooted Once Again, Because You Can’t Keep a Good Slasher Down
No slasher franchise ever truly dies, so this next bit of news should come as no surprise: “Friday the 13th” is indeed being revived once again by Paramount Pictures, potentially with director Breck Eisner at the helm. The news comes from Deadline, as does the fact that this reboot of the franchise (its second since 2009) is expected next year.

Read More: John Carpenter Slams The Original ‘Friday The 13th’: It ‘Doesn’t Rise Above its Cheapness’

As it did with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce the film. This next go-round will, coincidentally, be the 13th standalone installment in the long-running series, which first debuted in 1980 and is led by the machete-wielding, hockey mask–wearing Jason Voorhees.

Read More: ‘Friday the 13th’: Newest Film Will Be A Jason Voorhees Origin Story

Eisner’s most recent film is 2015’s “The Last Witch Hunter”; he
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Breck Eisner In Talks To Direct New Friday The 13th Film

According to Deadline, director Breck Eisner (The Last Witch Hunter and “Sahara) is in talks to helm the second reboot of the beloved horror franchise Friday The 13th at Paramount Pictures. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will be producing the project along with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

Previously Writer/director David Bruckner had been attached to direct the film for Paramount from a screenplay by Hannibal series screenwriter Nick Antosca. That version, however, fell apart after Adam Goodman exited his executive post at the studio. So at the moment we don't who's script they will be using.

The film is expected to be released sometime next year.

What do you think? Do you want to see another take at Jason Voorhees? Sound off below.

Source: Deadline
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‘Last Witch Hunter’ Director Eyes ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot at Paramount

‘Last Witch Hunter’ Director Eyes ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot at Paramount
Breck Eisner is in talks to direct the latest installment in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, from Paramount and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production banner.

“Prisoner” scribe Aaron Guzikowski penned the script. The film will likely focus on the return of legendary mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has terrorized inhabitants of Camp Crystal Lake for three decades.

Bay will produce along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Paramount had no comment on the negotiations.

This will mark the 13th film in the franchise, with the most recent bowing in 2009 from New Line and Warner Bros. As part of the deal that allowed Warner Bros. to come on as a co-producer on “Interstellar,” the studio traded the rights to “Friday the 13th” to Paramount, which is where Platinum Dunes also holds a first-look deal.

This will be the second “Friday the 13th” installment produced by Platinum Dunes,
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Sony Enlists Bad Boys 3 Director Joe Carnahan To Pen Uncharted

Despite essentially being stuck in development hell for years now, Sony Pictures is still moving ahead with a big-screen adaptation of Uncharted! Variety is reporting that Joe Carnahan has signed on to pen the latest draft of the script for the upcoming adaptation of the wildly popular Playstation-exclusive video game series. Carnahan is now the latest in a long line of writers to have worked on at least one iteration or another of the film's script, following Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), who was the most recent person to complete a draft, David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara), Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara), David Guggenheim (Safe House), and Cormac & Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure). Carnahan also revealed that he's "only on board to write the script" and not direct due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming production Bad Boys 3, which would seemingly suggest that Sony plans on starting
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Star Wars Celebration 2016: What we learned

Star Wars Celebration 2016: What we learnedStar Wars Celebration 2016: What we learnedJason Gorber7/18/2016 10:45:00 Am

Back when George Lucas announced that he was selling his company to Disney and entrusting his vision to a new generation of filmmakers, the director who I initially championed to have a crack at a Star Wars film was Rian Johnson. His film Looper proves to be a wonderful example of how to balance sophisticated narrative, swashbuckling adventure and wry, sardonic humour all in one gloriously visual package.

Johnson’s previous films like Brick gained him a cult following among enthusiasts, but perhaps his most watched work are the several "Breaking Bad" episodes he directed to great acclaim, including “Fly”, a memorable, Hitchcockian episode where an errant pest disrupts the protagonists as they cook up their illicit goods. John Boyega described the shoot as “Rian doing an indie movie within a franchise”, and
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