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Las Vegas - It's not an understatement to suggest that since they last presented their wares to the world's theater owners Sony Pictures has had a pretty dramatic 12 months . December's North Korean hacking scandal made the release of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "The Interview" a global news story where the studio and exhibitors blamed each other for not screening the film in mainstream theaters. And, frankly, when Potus gets involved there better be a lot of water under that bridge to put all that behind you. Five months later Sony has a new Chairman (Tom Rothman) and, luckily, much better films to help heal some delicate wounds. The studio didn't have the star power to rival previous presenters Paramount and Warner Bros, but they did bring a lot of new footage and also made some news. First, let's get to the news. Sony revealed that a new "Jump »
- Gregory Ellwood
Warner’s direct-to-video “Batman Vs. Robin” was the best-selling newcomer the week ending April 19, bowing at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
But in overall disc sales, the animated “DC Universe Original Movie” was trumped by another Warner title, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which regained the top spot on Nielsen’s First Alert chart after spending two weeks at No. 2.
“Interstellar,” the Paramount sci-fi epic that occupied the No. 1 spot for the last two weeks, slipped to No. 3 on First Alert.
Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart: Walt Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” repeating at No. 4, and 20th Century Fox’s “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” a horror sequel that bowed at No. 5.
- Thomas K. Arnold
For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians
Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »
It's not the only Henson-related project heading to the big screen either.
There's also the small matter of the Sesame Street film as well, that had been in the works at 20th Century Fox. As it turns out, the movie is still coming, but there's been a change or two.
Firstly, it's switched studios. Sesame Street is now a Warner Bros project, and it's said that it has "brought new ideas to the table regarding the direction of the film". The Tracking Board reports that the new film "will be in the style of the more recent Muppets films" as a result.
Furthermore, Shawn Levy »
The Golden Trailer Awards have announced nominations in 82 categories, a month ahead of its 16th annual awards show on May 6 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
Universal Pictures had 44 nominations for films, including “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” “Minions,” “Unbroken” and “Ted 2.” Fox followed with 41 nominations, including work on “Birdman,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Gone Girl” and “Wild.”
Ignition Creative had the most nominations among agencies, working on 44 of this year’s nominees.
The complete list of nominees:
Awards Presented During The Live Stage Show Include:
Agent 47 “New Assassin”, 20th Century Fox, Transit
The Equalizer “Domestic Trailer”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative Inc
John Wick “Domestic Trailer”, Lionsgate, Av Squad
Best Animation / Family
Annie “Dreams”, Columbia Pictures, Seismic Productions
Cinderella “Be Kind”, Disney, »
- Dave McNary
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Scott Cawthon’s creepy horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s, with Roy Lee, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith on board to help shepherd the idiosyncratic project to the silver screen.
In a separate statement, Grahame-Smith and Cawthon touched upon the video game franchise’s innate cinematic tendencies, and how Five Nights at Freddy’s will introduce moviegoers to a very particular slice of terror.
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” said Grahame-Smith.
Cawthon went on to say, “the story really lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to.”
Not word yet on any casting information, though it’s understood the project is being shopped to »
- Michael Briers
Nick Jonas wowed the crowd at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, held Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., which seats 17,500 — screaming kids.
The host pulled double duty, kicking off the live show with a medley performance of his hits “Chains” and “Jealous.” Welcomed by a video montage of A-listers chanting his name — Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and, of course, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Patrick Star — Jonas took the stage, in front of the star-studded audience, including Chris Pratt, Jamie Foxx and Angelina Jolie, who was joined by two of her kids, Shiloh and Zahara.
“A lot of girls in the house are still struggling after One Direction became two directions,” Jonas greeted the crowd, alluding to this week’s news of the boy band losing member Zayn Malik. Poking fun at himself, he quipped, “What’s next, the Jonas Brother?”
Emma Stone won the first award of the night for favorite movie actress. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Chris Columbus is to produce a big screen adaptation of I Kill Giants, Deadline reports.
The forthcoming film is based on Joe Kelly's graphic novel of the same name.
I Kill Giants tells the story of a young girl who battles imaginary monsters.
Oscar winner Anders Walter will direct the film and Kelly will write the screenplay.
Production on I Kill Giants will begin later this year.
Ben Stiller proved that he possesses one of comedy’s quickest wits on Thursday night during a “Tonight Show” “Emotional Interview” with Jimmy Fallon. The duo ran the gamut from “Overly Polite” to “Extreme Sexual Tension,” and Stiller nailed all random producer prompts, which were indicated by a dinging bell and new displayed emotion to portray. That’s not to say that Fallon didn’t hold his own — he certainly did — but this game went to the “Night at the Museum” star. In addition to being the setup man and the punchline, Fallon did what he does best — broke up in genuine laughter. »
- Tony Maglio
Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk? Inspired by Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, "Pixels" tells us what happens when aliens believe our attempts at communication are a declaration of war and attack our planet with weapons that just happen to be in the form of some classic video game characters. It's also an Adam Sandler film which you can tell not just because both he and Kevin James are in it, but the fact he has a "story" and top "producer" credit (as opposed to a contractual "executive producer" credit, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is available on Blu-Ray, and I’ve got a copy waiting for you.
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Robin Williams (in one of his last roles) are at it again, and the family-friendly fun not only explodes off the screen in this one, but the Blu-Ray is jam-packed with goodies fans are going to love.
Check out all the info on the release below, including the full list of bonuses, and then enter to win your very own copy. As a little added bonus, I’ve got a crossword for you.
Bring home the adventure on March 10, on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD!
Every Blu-ray™ comes with a Bonus Digital HD movie – Your choice of Night at the Museum 1 or 2!
- Marc Eastman
Remakes. They are all the rage these days, and as time moves forward, many films close to the hearts of different generations of film lovers are come onto the radar for the remake/reboot/reset treatment.
Last year, news broke that classic comedy spoof The Naked Gun (From The Files of Police Squad! of course) would be given a new 21st century makeover, with The Hangover star Ed Helms to take over as the new leading man from the legendary Leslie Nielsen.
Many have reacted negatively to the thought of the new version, and this week Empire spoke to original director and co-writer of the films David Zucker, who has added to the reactions by telling the magazine that Naked Gun 2016 will be a very different beast.
“It won’t be like the Naked Gun that I did,” he said, speaking to the magazine at a screening of Airplane in Nashville. »
- Scott J. Davis
As is tradition here at Box Office Mojo, we made domestic box office predictions for holiday 2014 releases ahead of the start of the season. Now that those movies are essentially at the end of their runs, it's time to grade that forecast.As usual, there were a healthy set of very accurate predictions (Big Hero 6, Into the Woods, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), along with a handful that were laughably inaccurate (Exodus: Gods & Kings, Horrible Bosses 2).For each title, we will list the domestic forecast, the actual gross (in most cases an estimate) and the percentage difference [(Actual-Forecast)/Forecast]. Each prediction will be assigned a grade on the following arbitrary scale: A (less than 10% difference), B (10-19.9%), C (20-29.9%), D (30-39.9%) and F (over 40%).The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1Forecast: $385 millionActual: $337 million (est.)Difference: -13%Grade: BThe previous Hunger Games movies each earned over $408 million at »
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The Soft Skin (Criterion Collection) I have not yet written my review of this, but I have watched the movie, just not the features, and it is excellent. The Soft Skin is French New Wave meets Alfred Hitchcock meets the tonal darkness of David Fincher's Gone Girl. I absolutely loved it. The movie tells of a married man who embarks on an affair with a stewardess and the tension that steadily grows until the unexpectedly amazing finale. If any of that sounds good to you, this is a blind buy candidate.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb I saw the first Night at the Museum, though I don't believe I saw the second. I know I didn't see the first one until DVD, and I just haven't found any reason to watch the other two.
Even More Sound of Music 50th Anniversary The Liberator Wolfcop John Hughes »
- Brad Brevet
Hitting theaters on May 29th, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the epic new trailer for San Andreas.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).
The music is by Andrew Lockington.
- Michelle McCue
"When everything falls apart, where will you be?" Warner Bros. has debuted the second trailer for San Andreas, following the new poster that debuted yesterday. After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over... it's just getting started.
The action thriller San Andreas, from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV's Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV's True Detective »
This Week: A limp week for new releases serves up a third Night at the Museum, but some classic John Hughes and vintage German horror should help. ► As if the thought of a third .Night at the Museum. movie wasn.t depressing enough, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb would also mark Robin Williams. last movie and Mickey Rooney.s second last movie. It.s dedicated to both of them, which is about the only noble thing this tired cash »
- John Law
This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey team for Interstellar, Peter Jackson.s second Tolkien trilogy concludes with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Katness starts to wrap up a franchise with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Steve Carrell establishes Foxcatcher, the enigma gets solved in The Imitation Game, Reese Witherspoon gets Wild, Meryl Streep goes Into The Woods, Angelina Jolie proves herself Unbroken, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The »
- Mathew Plale
We’ve already heard that Paul Feig has compared his Ghostbusters reboot to Night at the Museum, and today we’ve got a new comparison piece. And this one seems a bit more fitting of Ghostbusters than the Ben Stiller vehicle.
“I will say, I was very inspired by [The Walking Dead],” Feig said. “What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it’s always about gauntlet run. And that’s something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead.”
- Luke Owen
Film composer Alan Silvestri — best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy — will be the central honoree at the 15th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent on Oct. 24 in Belgium.
As is custom, the work of Silvestri — following in the footsteps of previous Wsa honorees Angelo Badalamenti, John Barry and Cliff Martinez — will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Silvestri first teamed with Zemeckis on their breakthrough feature, “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and subsequently collaborated on 10 additional releases, including “Death Becomes Her” (1992), “Cast Away” (2000) and “The Polar Express” (2004).
The prolific and rangy composer’s credits also include the rom-coms “Father of the Bride” (1991), “What Women Want” (2000) and “Maid in Manhattan” (2002); action blockbusters “Predator” (1987) and “The Avengers” (2012); neo-westerns “Young Guns 2” (1990) and »
- Steve Chagollan
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