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One might think the winner here tends to be a summer blockbuster, but for the last four years the Oscar for Best Visual Effects has gone to a high profile fall release -- three of which were also nominated for best picture. "Hugo," "Life of Pi," "Gravity" and "Interstellar" are the films we're talking about, and there's definitely a handful of upcoming releases hoping to follow in their footsteps. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is probably the sight unseen frontrunner among them. All three films in the original "Star Wars" trilogy won this award, though none of the films in the second trilogy did (Episode III didn't even get nominated). And they didn't have to fend off the likes of "The Martian," "Everest," "The Walk," "Crimson Peak" and "In The Heart of the Sea." They help make up an unusually heavy final act of the year when it comes to visual effects-reliant films, »
- Peter Knegt
It may still be raking in the cash at the box office, but Universal has kicked off the promotion for the home entertainment release of the blockbuster Jurassic World by releasing eight special features from the Blu-ray; check them out here…
See Also: Jurassic World Blu-ray details revealed, limited gift-set announced
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan khan (Life of Pi) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil).
- Gary Collinson
Life of Pi actor plays title role in 1920s drama which tells the story of a fraudster medium who is given a chance to turn his life around
Rafe Spall will be chasing spooks in his new TV role as Harry Price: Ghost Hunter.
The Life Of Pi actor has signed up to star in the feature length drama for ITV about a fraudster medium and ghost hunter who is given a chance to turn his life around by taking on a new case.
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- Tara Conlan and agencies
Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history.
Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life.
Now, 22 years later, an even bigger and enormously popular attraction has risen on Isla Nubar: Jurassic World. To keep attendance high, the park operators introduce a new, genetically modified hybrid creature called Indominus Rex. Bigger, stronger and far more intelligent than »
- Michelle McCue
Viewers will be able to enter the realm of dinosaurs from the comfort of their couches this fall, when Jurassic World comes out on Digital HD October 1st and 3-D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and DVD October 20th.
Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. »
- Derek Anderson
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the official details for the Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of Jurassic World, which is set to arrive in the Us on October 20th (Digital HD out October 1st) and includes a limited edition gift-set release with two dinosaur models!
Pre-order Jurassic World Through Amazon.Com Here
The fourth film in the franchise, Jurassic World is 2015’s biggest film worldwide, with a staggering $1.6 billion grossed across the globe so far, including a record-breaking $208 million opening in the Us on its way to a $639 million domestic gross thus far.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), the film stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan khan (Life of Pi) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil).
Exclusive Blu-ray special features will include:
–Welcome To Jurassic World: »
- Scott J. Davis
Lionsgate has hired veteran executive Amy Dunning as head of music for its motion picture group. She will have responsibility over all creative and production aspects of music for Lionsgate’s film scores, songs and soundtracks.
Dunning will work on “The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Now You See Me 2,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Lala Land,” “Power Rangers,” “The Odyssey,” “Robin Hood: Origins” and “Monopoly.”
“The soundtrack and music in a motion picture tell a story and lead the audience on an emotional journey that is integral to the success of any film,” said Erik Feig, co-president of the motion picture group. “Lionsgate is in a period of tremendous growth as we broaden our slate and expand our production of current and potential franchises, star-driven branded properties and targeted releases for a broad range of audiences.”
Dunning is replacing Carter Armstrong in the post.
Prior to joining Lionsgate, Dunning served »
- Dave McNary
It’s been a great year for Universal, with two of their movies passing the $1 billion mark (Jurassic World and Furious 7) and their animated outing Minions set to pass the billion dollar mark in the next couple of weeks. And one of those billion dollar movies is still making a lot of bank.
Now in its 10th week of release, Jurassic World added another $1.2 million to its domestic box office (totaling up to $637.9 million), and has brought its worldwide figure to $968 million. All in all, Jurassic World now sits at $1.6 billion worldwide.
Pretty impressive! It’s unlikely to beat its position as the third biggest movie of all-time as it is sat behind Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion).
See Also: Jurassic World 2 will be released in the UK before the Us
- Luke Owen
The 2015 New York Film Festival has locked in its main slate of features, with a total of 26 films on the roster including the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” with Tom Hanks, as well as festival-circuit buzzmagnets including Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” and John Crowley’s “Brooklyn.”
The New York Film Festival has become an increasingly important stop for features angling for awards-season attention, lending a patina of prestige to the titles that earn a spot on the competitive, tightly curated main slate of 25 to 30 films. Recent Nyff alumni including “Gone Girl” (2014), “Life of Pi” (2012) and “The Social Network” (2010) went on to become serious players in the annual movie-industry trophy derby, as did “Hugo” (2011), which bowed as one of the festival’s “secret screenings.”
As always, the latest Nyff slate includes a robust segment of international films of note, »
- Gordon Cox
UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb
The figure was down around half a million on the number who tuned in to see episode two of the David Walliams series last week.
Elsewhere, Countryfile topped the night with 5.95m (34.3%) at 7pm, while Fake or Fortune? appealed to 4.55m (23.3%) at 8pm.
ITV's Nature Nuts with Julian Clary added 200,000 viewers with 1.39m (8.1%) at 7pm (158k/0.8% on +1), before Midsomer Murders intrigued 2.14m (11.0%) between 8pm and 10pm (220k/1.3%).
Over on Channel 4, The Dambusters' Great Escape gathered 640k (3.7%) at 7pm (160k/0.8%), while Experimental interested 490k (2.5%) at 8pm (91k/0.5%). Life of Pi followed with 1.71m (10.5%) at 9pm (241k/2.2%).
Channel 5's Police Interceptors: Unleashed entertained 816k (4.2%) at »
Westenhofer and his team at Rhythm and Hues Studios received the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual effects for both The Golden Compass and Life of Pi, while his other credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the upcoming Warcraft.
Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23rd 2017, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that so far includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazon Princess and Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Steve Trevor.
- Gary Collinson
Wonder Woman will apparently begin shooting as early as this Fall in London, and while Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are currently the only confirmed cast members, a very interesting behind the scenes addition has been made to the movie according to Variety. The trade reports that Bill Westenhofer is going to serve as the VFX Supervisor, and while this normally wouldn't be a major piece of news, his past credits make this worth getting excited over. Westenhofer won Oscars for his work on Life of Pi and The Golden Compass, and was also nominated for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He's currently hard at work on Duncan Jones' Warcraft too. Could the fact that each of the movies listed about have included photo-realistic animals or monsters be an indication about what we should expect to see in Wonder Woman? We'll have to wait and see. »
Actress Corina Calderon appears to have accidentally revealed on social media that "True Blood" actor Jim Parrack is playing The Joker's henchman Jonny Frost in David Ayer's upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie.
The character was created for Brian Azzarello's 2008 work "Joker" and can be glimpsed in the trailer helping the Joker storm an as yet unidentified building at gunpoint. The role was rumored to be that of Deathstroke at one point, a role Parrack's former co-star Joe Manganiello was also up for, but it looks like that's not the case.
Westenhofer has won several Oscars for his work on "Life of Pi," "The Golden Compass," the first Narnia" film and is handling Duncan Jones' upcoming "Warcraft" film adaptation. Considering his expertise with photo-realistic creatures, »
- Garth Franklin
Murder In The First star Kathleen Robertson has been steadily carving out a parallel second career as a writer. In a competitive situation, she has sold to Lionsgate TV the dramedy project Your Time Is Up, which has sought-after actress Christina Applegate attached to star. Written by Robertson and produced by Oscar-nominated producer Gil Netter (Life Of Pi, The Blind Side), Your Time Is Up is described as a family saga in the vein of Six Feet Under centering around… »
Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. There are some wonderful film-watching opportunities for fans of South Asian film, as a slate of films either produced in, set in, or with a connection to South Asia are included in the announcement. The following is taken from the Tiff press release, with some additional notes.
An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as »
- Katherine Matthews
Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York not-for-profit that runs the 53-year-old Nyff, opted to shift the high-profile opening night screening to alleviate the logistical and security snarls they anticipate around the pope’s visit to the city. Pope Francis has a full day of activities — including a visit to East Harlem in the afternoon and an early-evening mass at Madison Square Garden — planned for Sept. 25, the night “The Walk” was originally scheduled to screen.
Nyff will still open its 2015 edition that day with free festival programming yet to be announced, but “The Walk,” still considered the fest’s opening film, will screen Sept. 26. Zemeckis’ movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the man »
- Gordon Cox
The multiplexes are full of sequels for obscure superheroes. The high street is dominated by t-shirts adorned with obscure movie references. The most watched TV show in the Us is about a bunch of nerds. Yes, it sure looks like the geeks have inherited the Earth.
Except they haven’t. The McU and its ilk are slowly becoming less heterogeneous with each biannual release. Clothing is worn without a care for what it represents. And The Big Bang Theory has been laughing at, not with, its characters since Season 3. So, rather, the Earth has assimilated geek culture into the mainstream, sanitising it in the process.
Nowhere is this better seen than with Pixels. Ostensibly an adaptation of a beautiful little short by Patrick Jean (check it out here – it doesn’t deserve to have only a fraction of the views of the trailer for film it’s »
- Alex Leadbeater
Announced yesterday, Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin, will be the Centerpiece. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg comprise the all-star cast.
The Walk in 3D, based on Philippe Petit's To Reach The Clouds, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, will open the festival. In 2012, Ang Lee’s majestic Life Of Pi was the first 3D movie screened as an Opening Night Gala.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Michael B. Jordan is attached to star in and executive produce “Just Mercy,” a drama that “Short Term 12” filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton will direct for Broad Green Pictures, TheWrap has learned. Broad Green developing the project, which is based on Bryan Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling memoir “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Stevenson will also serve as an executive producer. Oscar-nominated producer Gil Netter (“Life of Pi,” “The Blind Side”) will produce and Arthur Spector will executive produce with Broad Green Pictures in association with Gil Netter Productions. Cretton and Andrew Lanham (“The Glass Castle”) are adapting the. »
- Jeff Sneider
With several studios vying for the property, Broad Green Pictures has won the rights to the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” with Michael B. Jordan attached to star and Destin Cretton on board to direct.
Gil Netter will produce the adaptation of the book, which is based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children.
One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy and political machination that transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Several major studios, including Paramount and Universal, put bids in for the book before Broad Green landed the rights. »
- Justin Kroll
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