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Top 20 Most Profitable Movies That Are Terrible

25 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movies that make money don’t always do so because they’re good. Here’s our list of underwhelming movies that happened to overwhelm the box office.

While the box office is a good, general representation of the popularity of a film, it is not necessarily an indicator of quality. Yes, it is true that most of the highest grossing movies have also received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, that’s often what makes them a hit, but there are some exceptions. This is a list of those exceptions. This is a list of those movies that did spectacularly well at the box office, but ended up being an inferior product.

So why would so many people want to see a terrible film? Why would they waste their hard-earned money and fleeting free time? The answer is actually pretty simple. Many of these films share a lot of common traits. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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First Look at Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Film

19 May 2015 4:18 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Lionsgate has announced that filming of "Deepwater Horizon" has started in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to the announcement, the studio unveiled the first photo from the movie, giving us a look at Mark Wahlberg as real-life hero Mike Williams. Check it out below. "Deepwater Horizon" is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th, 2010. The story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. The new movie is directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Hancock) and co-stars Kurt Russell, Johnson Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson. It's set to hit theaters on September 30th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Breaking Jack? Vince Gilligan teams up with Disney for new Jack and the Beanstalk

23 April 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will move from meth labs and murder to fairy tales on a new Disney project.

Gilligan has developed the concept for a reinvention of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney, and could be in line to direct the project.

He will apparently hand over script duties for Beanstalk to his Breaking Bad, X-Files and Better Call Saul co-worker Thomas Schnauz, reports Deadline.

Gilligan is certainly busy these days, working on television crime dramas Better Call Saul and Battle Creek. Beanstalk will mark his first big-screen project since 2008.

The scribe previously penned Will Smith's superhero epic Hancock and the Drew Barrymore comedy Home Fries.

A new Jack and the Beanstalk movie will fall in line with Walt Disney Studios' current emphasis on developing live-action versions of animated hits.

The studio is working on new adaptations of The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, »

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Vince Gilligan Developing 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Movie for Disney

23 April 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is in talks with Disney to move forward with a film adaptation of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gilligan penned the treatment for Beanstalk, described as a "revisionist take" on the familiar story of the young man, magic beans and a greedy giant. Gilligan will continue to serve as a producer on the film, while Thomas Schnauz — a co-executive producer on both Breaking Bad and its new spinoff Better Call Saul — will write the script.

While Gilligan and »

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New Projects: ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, and ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

23 April 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?

Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »

- Brian Welk

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Breaking Beanstalk: Vince Gilligan Sells Fairy Tale Twist to Disney

22 April 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Vince Gilligan has come a long way since writing Hancock back in 2008. He created  one of the best TV shows of all time, Breaking Bad (in addition to writing and directing many of its episodes), and its so-far-so-good followup, Better Call Saul. But now he's ready to dive back into the feature world. Or at least dip a toe in the shallow end of the pool. Per Deadline, Disney has bought Beanstalk from Gilligan based on a "detailed outline" that he drafted. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Tom Schnauz will pen the actual script from this outline, but there's a chance Gilligan could attach himself to direct the project. Gran Via's Mark Johnson (who is behind both of Gilligan's Albuquerque hour-longs) will produce. There's no doubting Gilligan's (or Schauz's) talent at this point in the execution department. I'm not sure if a Beanstalk movie is ultimately meant for me, »

- Evan Dickson

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Top VFX Specialist Richard Kidd Joins Artemple-Hollywood Along With Scott McCullough

20 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran visual-effects specialist Richard Kidd – who has worked on films such as Titanic, Twilight, The MatrixTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Hancock and What Lies Beneath – has joined Artemple-Hollywood as creative director and senior VFX supervisor, company principal Wei Zheng announced. The company also has hired award-winning commercial director Scott McCullough as in-house director and director of photography. "This is an exciting time," said Zheng. "We're… »

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Top VFX Specialist Richard Kidd Joins Artemple-Hollywood Along With Scott McCullough

20 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Veteran visual-effects specialist Richard Kidd – who has worked on films such as Titanic, Twilight, The MatrixTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Hancock and What Lies Beneath – has joined Artemple-Hollywood as creative director and senior VFX supervisor, company principal Wei Zheng announced. The company also has hired award-winning commercial director Scott McCullough as in-house director and director of photography. "This is an exciting time," said Zheng. "We're… »

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Possible first look at Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad

20 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few weeks, Jared Leto has been gradually teasing his transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime for his role in Warner Bros.Suicide Squad, and now it seems we may have our first look at Leto’s Joker from the DC supervillain ensemble.

A photo has landed on Twitter which sees the Oscar-winner seemingly showing off an image of himself in full make-up as the iconic villain. The quality isn’t the greatest, but you can see it for yourself here…

So, if that is our first look at the DC Cinematic Universe’s Joker, what do you make of it? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

See Also: First cast photo for Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jared Leto shares his Joker look from Suicide Squad

16 April 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jared Leto has given us our closest look yet to his final appearance as The Joker in Suicide Squad, snapchatting an image of himself with dyed green hair and red lips. No white face makeup yet, but with production on the DC ensemble now underway, surely we won’t have to wait much longer before we start getting to see the cast of supervillains in all their glory…

See Also: First cast photo for Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, »

- Gary Collinson

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David Ayer announces that principal photography is underway on Suicide Squad

13 April 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director David Ayer (Fury) has taken to Twitter tonight to announce that principal photography is underway on Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ big DC supervillain ensemble, which will join Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as part of the studio’s 2016 slate…

Ayer has certainly been active on social media throughout pre-production, teasing us with a series of images, so let’s hope he keeps it up during the shoot… and maybe even throw a few character images our way.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer for Dwayne Johnson's Ballers TV Series

11 April 2015 4:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

HBO just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Ballers" TV series, starring Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller and Arielle Kebble. It's produced by Mark Wahlberg and directed (the pilot episode by Peter Berg (Hancock). Check it out below. Plot: Set in Miami, "Ballers" centers on a group of current and former professional football players, as well as their families, friends, and handlers. The series goes beyond the game and explores not only the challenges that current players face, but also takes a behind-the-scenes, real look into their lives both on and off the field. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro-football player, who is now struggling in his new career as a financial advisor. In his new role, he tries to advise his NFL friends financially and professionally, but identifies with the trials they are going through and tries (in vain) to protect them from making the »

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David Ayer teases Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad

10 April 2015 2:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After posting the first cast photo earlier in the week, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has shared another photo with his Twitter followers by debuting the first green-haired look at Jared Leto, who was absent from the original cast pic.

Many Batman and Joker fans will guess instantly what the inspiration for the photo is, with Leto paying homage to the cover for Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (Fury) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale »

- Scott J. Davis

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First cast photo for Suicide Squad; Deathstroke, Hugo Strange and Ravan?

8 April 2015 11:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production is set to begin, the cast of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad got together to have their first read-through of the script. And to mark the occasion, the director tweeted out a photo of the cast together.

Seen in the picture are director David Ayer, Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Will Smith (Deadshot), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Karen Fukuhara (Plastique), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). The last three are Adam Beach, Jim Parrack and Ike Barinholtz, who Latino-Review are claiming are playing Deathstroke, Ravan and Hugo Strange respectively – but that isn’t confirmed.

One can only assume that Jared Leto (The Joker) took the photo…

Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, »

- Luke Owen

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New rumours suggest Red Hood will be a part of Suicide Squad

8 April 2015 12:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just like its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice counterpart, the cast of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad seems to be constantly growing. We’ve had reports so far that have included Onslaught and Antiphon as the main villains with Deathstoke as their hired gun, as well as Hugo Strange and Plastique rumoured to have roles in the film. Not only that, but it’s been confirmed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast as Killer Croc and now we have a new rumour to add to the list.

According to Latino-Review (who seem to have quite the hold on this movie based on their obscene amount of rumours), Red Hood is set to also have a part not just Suicide Squad, but also the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe. The site claim he is now a priority character for DC.

Nothing confirmed for now, so just a rumour for the time being. »

- Luke Owen

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Jared Leto teases Joker transformation for Suicide Squad

6 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on Warner Bros.Suicide Squad set to get underway, Jared Leto has taken to Instagram to tease his role as The Joker by posting an image of himself looking rather pale witht he caption “transformation begins”. Take a look…

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller, Scott Eastwood (Fury) as Steve Trevor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc and Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as King Shark. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg is also expected to reprise the role of Lex Luthor, »

- Gary Collinson

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Karen Fukuhara rumored to play Plastique in Suicide Squad

31 March 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, newcomer Karen Fukuhara may have landed a minor role in Suicide Squad as explosion-projecting Firestorm villain Plastique. Mayimbe jump-started the rumor on his Instagram page, clarifying that it’s unconfirmed at this time:

Mayimbe describes the part as “a minor role on the actual Squad,” explaining that she’s present in a nightclub scene. With pre-production in the final stages, it’s likely that that’s all the screentime Plastique will really have, either as a cameo or as one of the Squad members who gets her head blown off after disobeying Amanda Waller’s orders.

Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, »

- James Garcia

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Lost alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins Suicide Squad as Killer Croc

31 March 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you thought the roster for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film – which already consists of big names like Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flagg, Amanda Waller, Enchantress, and the Joker – was already full, think again. In addition to the recent casting of both King Shark and Wonder Woman love interest Steve Trevor, we’ve now learned that Batman villain Killer Croc will join the fray as well.

According to TheWrap, Killer Croc will be played by Lost and Thor: The Dark World alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Details on the role, and how the hulking reptilian-looking supervillain will be portrayed on screen, unfortunately remain a mystery, but this is still a cool addition to the cast and one that fans of Batman’s extensive rogues gallery had been hoping for for quite some time.

We will of course have more information on Killer Croc’s role in Suicide Squad when more news becomes available. »

- James Garcia

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Scott Eastwood to play Steve Trevor in Suicide Squad

31 March 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Monday it was revealed that Fury actor Scott Eastwood had joined the cast of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film, and now his role has been revealed.

According to Latino Review, Eastwood will cameo as Wonder Woman love interest Steve Trevor, in order to set up his appearance in the 2017 Wonder Woman film. In the comics, Trevor is an intelligence officer for the United States Army, who crashes his plane on Paradise Island during World War II and comes across the Amazons. There, he meets Princess Diana, who falls for him and returns with him to civilization, where she later becomes Wonder Woman.

In the New 52, Trevor is more of a liaison between the U.S. and Paradise Island, and tries to convince Amanda Waller that Wonder Woman isn’t dangerous. He then becomes the head of Argus and the Un’s ambassador to the Justice League. Judging by »

- James Garcia

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Scott Eastwood and Ray Olubowale join Suicide Squad

30 March 2015 1:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Warner Bros.Suicide Squad gears up to go into production, it is being reported that director David Ayer has added two more names to the cast of the DC supervillain ensemble.

According to eTalk, Clint Eastwood’s son Scott Eastwood (Fury) has confirmed his involvement in the film, which comes as little surprise given that he’s been spotted around Toronto with Cara Delevingne, who is to play The Enchantress. Meanwhile, The Toronto Sun is reporting that boxer and actor Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) will also feature, with speculation linking him to the part of King Shark, although no official details have been announced on either role.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016, and features a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, »

- Gary Collinson

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