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Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Fizzle Highlights Sony Pictures’ Identity Crisis

26 July 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With this weekend’s box-office fizzle of Adam Sandler’s video game comedy “Pixels,” the only tentpole release for Sony Pictures Entertainment this summer, the studio’s losing streak continues. It remains last in market share among the major studios. Worse, it has an identity crisis. Until it answers the question of “Who is Sony Pictures?” it will remain “the studio that got hacked.” Most of the other major studios have distinct identities. Disney, under chairman and chief executive Robert Iger, is defined by extraordinary brands — its own, as well as Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars.” Fox has »

- Todd Cunningham

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Have Jurassic Dinosaurs Truly Kicked Marvel Superheroes Butt at Worldwide Box Office?

25 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »

- Zac Gille

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Ridley Scott Set for Narco Drama ‘The Cartel’

23 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox and Ridley Scott are taking on “The Cartel,” developing a movie version of Don Winslow’s novel that carries strong similarities to the true story of escaped drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The studio outbid several rivals for film rights to Winslow’s recently published book.

Scott will direct from a Shane Salerno adaptation and produce through his Fox-based Scott Free Films along with the banner’s Michael Schaefer. Salerno will also produce through his Story Factory company.

Steve Asbell will oversee the project for Fox.

“The Cartel,” published last month, centers on two former friends whose paths diverged when one went to work for the Drug Enforcement Agency and the other joined the Sonora drug cartel. The book covers the decade between 2004 and 2014 and is a follow-up to his 2006 novel “The Power of the Dog.”

“The Cartel” includes an escape from prison that’s similar to Guzman »

- Dave McNary

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'Jurassic World 2' Is Coming Summer 2018, Chris Pratt Will Return

23 July 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after Jurassic World became the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures has officially announced that Jurassic World 2 is happening. Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in the sequel. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is returning to co-write the script with Derek Connolly, but Variety's report doesn't mention if he is directing the follow-up as well.

The news of Chris Pratt returning isn't particularly surprising, since the actor revealed last month that his contract has him locked in for more sequels. Colin Trevorrow stated in a May interview that he would still like to be involved in Jurassic World 2, but not as a director, so it's possible that Universal Pictures are currently searching for a new filmmaker to take the helm, as he writes the script with Derek Connolly. »

- MovieWeb

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Jurassic World is now the third biggest film of all time

23 July 2015 1:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It is now official. Jurassic World is the third highest-grossing movie of all time. The Universal backed movie has overtaken this year’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Fast & Furious 7 with its total hall currently sitting at $1.522 billion dollars. That puts it just ahead of Marvel’s The Avengers (Avengers Assemble), but still quite a way behind the two Fox releases at the top of the tree, Titanic ($2.1bn) and Avatar ($2.7bn). There’s obviously no hope of catching those two James Cameron juggernauts, but you have to admit that Jurassic World‘s monster haul is pretty impressive.

Jurassic World has also surpassed $600 million at the domestic box-office, and is only the fourth film to ever manage that milestone.

The other surprise is that Universal haven’t mentioned a sequel as yet? Imminent? Probably.

The post Jurassic World is now the third biggest film of all time appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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'Jurassic World' Passes 'Avengers' for All-Time Worldwide Box Office

22 July 2015 11:44 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Universal reports that Jurassic World, with $1.52B is the third biggest worldwide hit in history, passing Marvel's The Avengers and its $1.519B in worldwide receipts. Jurassic can also boast it reached that $1.52B quickly, taking only 40 days for the film to hit that mark, whereas Avengers took 133.Jurassic still has a long way to go to catch up with the films in the #2 and #1 position though. Both James Cameron films, Titanic, with $2.19B and Avatar with $2.79B, seem safe, given a snapshot on the 40th day.Jurassic's 40th day was July 21 and it stood at $614M domestic on 3,117 screens. It made $1.7M that day for a per-screen average of $555. Titanic's 40th day was also a Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, but the love/disaster epic was just picking up steam. It was heading into awards season and still the #1 film (against weak competition). That day it made $1.9M on 2,771 screens for a $694 per-screen average. »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'Jurassic World' Passes 'The Avengers' As 3rd-Highest-Grossing Movie of All Time

22 July 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Is this when superhero movies cease their heydey and Hollywood begins focusing on more and more dinosaur blockbusters? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jurassic World has just passed The Avengers to become the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, worldwide. That makes it the top-grossing movie not directed by James Cameron, whose Avatar and Titanic place at the number one and number two spots, respectively. The current global box office tally for the Jurassic Park sequel is $1.522 billion.  We should make a joke about how Jurassic World is running pretty far and fast in spite of its wearing high heels. There is something to say for the success of a movie that hasn't had a totally favorable lasting reception this summer. And the heels are one of the big...

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Sorry Avengers, You Just Got Bumped Down The Global Box Office Charts

22 July 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In case you haven't noticed, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World has made a whole lot of money. It broke opening weekend records when it first came out in early June, and the money train hasn't stopped since. In fact, the movie is reaching such high heights that it actually just bumped Joss Whedon's The Avengers out of the number three spot on the all-time global box office rankings. The Hollywood Reporter has tabulated the numbers, and with its $1.522 billion take from theaters around the globe, Jurassic World is now considered to be the third highest grossing movie of all time. Of course, it still sits behind the twin James Cameron directed behemoths, Avatar ($2.788 billion) and Titanic ($2.187 billion). Now at the number four spot, The Avengers made $1.519 billion when it was released in 2012. What's really fascinating about the numbers that Jurassic World has managed to pull in over the last »

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'Jurassic World' Overtakes 'Avengers' as 3rd Biggest Movie of All Time

22 July 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night's box office figures put Universal's blockbuster Jurassic World at $1.522 billion, making it the third highest grossing film of all time at the global box office. According to Deadline, the dinosaur adventure surpassed Marvel's The Avengers, which earned $1.52 billion during its 2012 theatrical run. Jurassic World has a lot of work to do if it plans on catching the top two films, James Cameron's Titanic ($2.16 billion worldwide) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

On the domestic side, Jurassic World is still in fourth place with $614.3 million, just behind Marvel's The Avengers's domestic take of $623.3 million. Titanic and Avatar also hold the top two spots at the domestic box office as well, with $658.6 million and $760.5 million, respectively. Jurassic World should be able to surpass Marvel's The Avengers for the third-highest domestic gross, but whether or not it will have the longevity to challenge Titanic or Avatar remains to be seen.

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- MovieWeb

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Ed Harris, Martin Sheen Endorse Patricia Richardson for SAG-aftra Presidency

22 July 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Richardson’s challenge to SAG-aftra president Ken Howard has attracted endorsements from Elliot Gould, Valerie Harper, Ed Harris, Robert Hays, Amy Madigan, Ken McCord, Nick Nolte, Martin Sheen and Nancy Sinatra.

About 140,000 ballots went out this week to the SAG-aftra membership, with results due to be tabulated on Aug. 20. Richardson, best known as Tim Allen’s co-star on “Home Improvement,” announced her candidacy on June 25 as head of the self-styled progressive Membership First slate.

Howard won elections in 2009 and 2011 for the SAG presidency and then won the post in 2013 against Esai Morales in the first election for the merged SAG-aftra, running each time as the head of the moderate Unite for Strength slate. He announced June 1 that he would seek re-election with Jenny O’Hara as his running mate for secretary-treasurer.

Howard’s current endorsement list includes Alec Baldwin, Lewis Black, Bryan Cranston, Sally Field, Tom Hanks, William H. Macy, »

- Dave McNary

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The Future of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise is Uncertain

22 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Paramount Pictures and Skydance were really hoping that Terminator: Genisys would be a hit to reinvigorate the popular but struggling sci-fi franchise originally launched by James Cameron in 1984. But despite endorsement by the Avatar filmmaker, the flick hasn’t really impressed fans or critics, and with just $278 million at the worldwide box office so far […]

The post The Future of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise is Uncertain appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Jurassic World’ Passes ‘Avengers’ for No. 3 on All-Time Box Office List

22 July 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jurassic World” has grossed $1.522 billion at the worldwide box office, passing “Marvel’s The Avengers” to become the third-highest-grossing movie in history, Universal Pictures said Wednesday. That means the only two films to have done better at the worldwide box office are James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” with $2.78 billion, and his 1997 disaster epic “Titanic,” with $2.18 billion.  Disney’s Marvel superhero mashup “The Avengers” brought in $1.520 billion in 2012, and “Jurassic World” overtook it Tuesday night, Universal said. Also Read: 'Jurassic World' Takes Aim at 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' After Hitting $1 Billion at Box Office The sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 »

- Todd Cunningham

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From Alien to ITV: Sigourney Weaver set for guest role on Doc Martin

21 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

American actor spotted on set of cosy Cornish-set comedy-drama starring Martin Clunes as an awkward country Gp

She is best known as Ellen Ripley, the heroic, xenomorph-battling warrant officer of the doomed Nostromo spacecraft in 1979’s Alien, or perhaps as chain-smoking scientist Grace Augustine in 2009 box office megalith Avatar. But Sigourney Weaver has reportedly taken on a rather gentler role after the cult American actor was spotted moonlighting on the set of cosy ITV drama Doc Martin.

Weaver, who also attended the London Film and Comic-Con event on 20 July, was captured by an amateur videographer during filming in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac last week. Sporting a floppy fisherman’s hat, camera and backpack, the actor looked the very picture of an American tourist exploring the English countryside, though details of her character have not been revealed. She appeared to be filming a scene outside a local pharmacy with Martin Clunes, »

- Ben Child

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From Alien to ITV: Sigourney Weaver set for guest role on Doc Martin

21 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

American actor spotted on set of cosy Cornish-set comedy-drama starring Martin Clunes as an awkward country GP.

She is best known as Ellen Ripley, the heroic, xenomorph-battling warrant officer of the doomed Nostromo spacecraft in 1979’s Alien, or perhaps as chain-smoking scientist Grace Augustine in 2009 box office megalith Avatar. But Sigourney Weaver has reportedly taken on a rather gentler role after the cult American actor was spotted moonlighting on the set of cosy ITV drama Doc Martin.

Weaver, who also attended the London Film and Comic Con event on Monday, was captured by an amateur videographer during filming in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac last week. Sporting a floppy fisherman’s hat, camera and backpack, the actor looked the very picture of an American tourist exploring the English countryside, though details of her character have not been revealed. She appeared to be filming a scene outside a local pharmacy with Martin Clunes, »

- Ben Child

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James Horner Secretly Wrote The Score For The Magnificent Seven Remake

21 July 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Last month, the film world lost a legend when composer James Horner passed away at the age of 61. The man was incredibly prolific in his career, with the likes of Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn, An American Tail, Aliens, Avatar, and Titanic under his belt, and has been a stable part of your movie going experience, even if you never realised it. While we knew we would be hearing from him for a little while longer, with him contributing to this Friday’s Southpaw and the upcoming Chilean miner drama The 33, Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua shared with us that the man had left us all with a very special gift. Speaking to NPR, he praised Horner for his thoughtful and gentle nature, and the fact he worked on the low budget boxing drama entirely for free. Then he dropped the bomb: Horner took it upon himself to write »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Southpaw | Review

20 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

My Left Fist: Fuqua’s Sports Drama a Familiar, Emotionally Charged Comeback

After another recent dalliance in action genre schlock, director Antoine Fuqua returns with the type of cinema he does best—gritty, explosively violent dramatics carried on the weight of strong central characters portrayed persuasively by notable performers. Though this condensed, streamlined character study eschews typical grandiose third act fireworks, and a refreshing lack of a rushed romantic entanglement, its protagonist’s challenges often feel easily overcome. This enhances the narrative’s predictability and familiarity, even though it’s emotionally potent and well-written. Television scribe Kurt Sutter of “The Shield” and “Sons of Anarchy” proves to be as equally adept in his stellar concoction of provocative central characters. However, a handful of supporting figurers played by notable actors are barely introduced, as if they’re promised tangents that would’ve been returned to in longer form narrative.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Universal Pictures hits $5 billion in record time as Jurassic World passes $600 million domestic and Minions reaches half a billion worldwide

19 July 2015 1:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s fair to say that Universal Pictures are having an even bigger year at the box-office than even they could have anticipated, with the studio setting a new record this weekend for the quickest amount of time a studio has reached $5 billion at the worldwide box-office.

20th Century Fox were the original record holders having reached the milestone in late November last year, whereas Universal has managed the feat in just seven months. As of this weekend, Universal has a total gross of $1.7 billion domestic with another $3.29 billion earned in international markets.

And if the cumulative gross wasn’t enough, two of the studio’s biggest hits this year have crossed significant marks: juggernaut Jurassic World has now passed the $600 million domestic total, in the fastest time of just 36 days. It now stands as the fourth highest grossing film of all time in the Us, behind James Cameron’s »

- Scott J. Davis

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12 Of The Most Iconic Movie Posters of All

17 July 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hundreds of movies are released every year, and for every movie that’s released, there’s a movie poster to go along with it.

While these movie posters typically do a great job of advertising the film for a few weeks prior to release, very few of them end up being remembered for more than a few seconds, let alone months or years.

But, there are some movie posters that stand the test of time, and over the years, have become iconic works of art in their own right. We’re talking about films like Jaws, Titanic, and the many others featured below which you can purchase at any time at great sites like fastprint.

#1 – Trainspotting

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Trainspotting is a dark, twisted British movie released in 1996, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor.

It’s become one of the most iconic films of all time over the years, and »

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SAG-aftra Election Draws Frances Fisher, Diane Ladd, Amy Aquino, Lisa Vidal

16 July 2015 9:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In what promises to be a contentious contest, SAG-aftra’s national board election has drawn an array of high-profile candidates including Amy Aquino, Ed Asner, Ellen Crawford, Frances Fisher, Diane Ladd and Lisa Vidal.

The union, which reps about 160,000 performers disclosed its official candidates list Thursday night. Ballots go out July 21 to dues-current members and will be counted on Aug. 20.

Patricia Richardson is challenging Ken Howard for the presidency of SAG-aftra as the head of the progressive-leaning Membership First slate. Howard is heading the moderate Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates, which controlled SAG starting 2009 and have dominated SAG-aftra politics since the 2012 merger.

Howard touted his accomplishments in his statement: “With your support, I will continue fighting relentlessly to protect us– it is my passion and mission. Since I’ve been president,members have approved contracts that putover $800 million of increased wages in performers’ pockets, organized new »

- Dave McNary

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Why J.J. Abrams and His Crew Went Back to 1977 for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

13 July 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The generational theme of J.J. Abrams'  "The Force Awakens" naturally carried over to the crew, including the production design partnership between two-time Oscar winner Rick Carter ("Lincoln," "Avatar") and up-and-comer Darren Gilford ("Oblivion," "Tron: Legacy").  Gilford told me it was a very fluid, symbiotic collaboration built on a back-to-basics, hybrid philosophy via Abrams for maintaining continuity with the original trilogy. This entailed shooting as much in-camera as possible and using lots of practical sets, models and matte paintings. They also reverse-engineered the VFX to accommodate, for example, 2D forced perspective backings rather than relying on CG set extensions from Industrial Light & Magic. You can glimpse this in a corridor shot in the Comic-Con making-of reel (see below). Of course, there's plenty of CG but only when expedient. "A big part of it was the two generations working together, and »

- Bill Desowitz

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