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‘The Nut Job’ Preview: Crime Pays Peanuts

31 December 2013 1:02 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

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The Nut Job is the pun-heavy animated feature from The Weinstein Company and Red Rover / ToonBox Entertainment that stars Will Arnett (Arrested Development) as Surly, a shifty squirrel who inadvertently ruins the winter food supply for all the animals in his parkland home, and schemes to steal it back from a local nut store. Of course, the store is heavily guarded and “The Nut Jub” doesn’t go as smoothly as planned.

Featuring stars like Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike), Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) and Liam Neeson (Taken) all voicing cartoon animals and/or humanoids, the movie certainly has enough star power behind it to prevent the average onlooker from noticing that this is Not a product of one ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Christian Bale as Moses in first official image from Ridley Scott's Exodus

31 December 2013 4:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've already seen a couple of spy photos showing Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle) as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty) as Ramses in Ridley Scott's Exodus, but now thanks to Empire we have the first official image of Bale as the Biblical figure in the upcoming epic....

Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Aaron Paul (Need for Speed), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies), and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones). »

- Gary Collinson

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Is 2013 Really About to Break Historical Box-Office Record? Think Again.

30 December 2013 4:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

2013 domestic box office record: History is made (once again) — if you pretend inflation doesn’t exist (photo: 2013 North American box office no. 1 movie, ‘Iron Man 3,’ with Robert Downey Jr.) Even though Will Ferrell’s comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and the latest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street, have opened more modestly than expected, while the Justin Bieber concert movie Believe has been totally discredited, the 2013 Christmas and New Year’s season has been quite strong at the domestic box office. According to Variety, figures are up 10% compared to 2012, while the total 2013 box office tally up to December 29 is a mere $1.6 million lower than the $10.837 billion record set last year. Does this latest record-breaking box office news sound too good to be true? Well, perhaps that’s because it is (too good to be true). See, Thor and Loki and Bilbo and Katniss »

- Zac Gille

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Christmas Weekend Box-Office Brawl Results

29 December 2013 1:23 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The final weekend of the year is over and the box-office numbers are in for what has to be one of the busiest Christmas holiday periods in recent memory.

The top spot came down to a tight race between holdovers "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" with the former just edging out and scoring $29.9 million for the three day weekend. That was the third weekend in a row with 'Hobbit' in the top spot, it and "Gravity" are now the only two releases this year to have held onto the top spot for more than two weeks in a row. Across the world its total so far is $423.8 million.

"Frozen" meanwhile continues a stellar run that's going far better than anyone predicted. It jumped 47% this weekend to $28.8 million, marking the third best 'fifth weekend' of all time behind only James Cameron's "Avatar" and "Titanic". It also benefits »

- Garth Franklin

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Christmas Weekend Box-Office Brawl Results

29 December 2013 1:23 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The final weekend of the year is over and the box-office numbers are in for what has to be one of the busiest Christmas holiday periods in recent memory.

The top spot came down to a tight race between holdovers "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" with the former just edging out and scoring $29.9 million for the three day weekend. That was the third weekend in a row with 'Hobbit' in the top spot, it and "Gravity" are now the only two releases this year to have held onto the top spot for more than two weeks in a row. Across the world its total so far is $423.8 million.

"Frozen" meanwhile continues a stellar run that's going far better than anyone predicted. It jumped 47% this weekend to $28.8 million, marking the third best 'fifth weekend' of all time behind only James Cameron's "Avatar" and "Titanic". It also benefits »

- Garth Franklin

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High Frame Rate and Why The Hobbit Films Matter

25 December 2013 7:30 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Søren Hough

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As the prequel films to the estimable The Lord of the Rings franchise, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films already carry with them a heightened expectation of narrative quality. However, there was more to The Lord of the Rings than its epic story. Every part of the production was groundbreaking; filming all three movies at once in New Zealand alone was an unprecedented move. But perhaps most notable about The Lord of the Rings was Jackson’s and Weta Workshop’s prodigious use of the latest in special effects technology. With The Hobbit movies, Jackson is endeavoring to change the cinematic landscape again. And this time, he’s doing it by embracing High Frame Rate (Hfr) filmmaking.

The frame rate of cinema has always been a product technological limitation. At the dawn of film, pioneers of the form found that they could create motion by rapidly »

- Søren Hough

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6 Future Billion Dollar Movies That Were Announced In 2013

24 December 2013 9:40 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ah, the esteemed billion dollar mark: when it comes to box office success, this is where every massive studio film wants to end up. To date, however, only 17 movies have crossed the threshold and joined the ranks of the billion dollar elite. James Cameron, of course, is considered to be the modern master of the billion dollar gross: how did one director manage to nab the top two spots with both Titantic and Avatar, both of which grossed over 2 billion? What does Cameron know about movie making and marketing that others directors and producers presumably don’t?

It’s enjoyable to ponder which movies will end up grossing over a billion dollars, of course – at least, it can be if you have absolutely nothing better to do with your time (we rather conveniently don’t). Looking back across »

- WhatCulture

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Lara Bingle Shows Off New Thong in Topless Photo Taken by Boyfriend Sam Worthington

23 December 2013 2:11 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you were ever wondering about the view that Sam Worthington gets to enjoy in the bedroom... Lara Bingle shared a rather racy photo yesterday, taken by her Avatar star boyfriend, in which she's lying almost face-down in bed, her hair completely hiding her face, wearing nothing but a black thong. But while the shot looks a tad kinky, apparently the intimate photo shoot was all in the name of underwear sales. "Photo by @mrsamworthington#larabingleforcottononbody #newunderwear#comingsoon #newyork," Bingle wrote on Instagram. Then again, maybe this is their sort of thing: Worthington shared yet another equally topless bedroom pic of Bingle on Dec. 7, and the »

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New trailer for Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

23 December 2013 1:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After debuting the first poster a couple of days ago, Open Road Films has now released a new trailer for the David Ayer-directed Sabotage (formerly known as Ten), headlined by action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In Sabotage Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.

Joining Arnie in the cast of Sabotage are Sam Worthington (Avatar), Terrence Howard (The Best Man Holiday), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Mireille Enos (World War Z), Josh Holloway (Lost) and Max Martini (Pacific Rim).

Check out the new trailer here...

Sabotage is set for release on April 11th 2014 in North America and April 25th 2014 here in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

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First poster for Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

20 December 2013 8:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've already had a glimpse of Arnold Schwarzenegger today in the first teaser trailer for The Expendables 3, and now we have a first poster for another of his 2014 offerings in the David Ayer-directed Sabotage...

In Sabotage Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.

Joining Arnie in the cast of Sabotage are Sam Worthington (Avatar), Terrence Howard (The Best Man Holiday), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Mireille Enos (World War Z), Josh Holloway (Lost) and Max Martini (Pacific Rim). The film is set to open on April 11th 2014 in North America and April 25th 2014 in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

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Constructive Concepts: A conversation with production designer Andy Nicholson

18 December 2013 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Andy Nicholson about going from being an architect to the production designer responsible for Gravity...

“After studying a wide variety subjects at school I narrowed them to Physics, Classics and Sculpture at college, then Architecture to degree level,” states Andy Nicholson.  “After graduating I took a job at an Architectural practice in Toronto as I wanted to work in a completely different Architectural environment.”  An alternative career path was taken by Nicholson. "Architecture wasn’t for me as a profession so I returned to the UK and volunteered on student films at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. I ended up practically sleeping on the floor there for six months whilst working on a variety of projects. Work on Commercials and Promos came to me through contacts I had made at the school; my career has developed through word of mouth and reputation from there. »

- Trevor

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes First Trailer Debuts

18 December 2013 6:22 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I need… to speak… to Caesar!” And by the looks of things, he’s not having any of it.

Get ready for the evolution of the Simian race in the brand new trailer for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

The latest chapter of 20th Century Fox’s popular franchise hits theaters worldwide on July 11, 2014.

At Comic Con this past July, director Matt Reeves, actors Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and the amazing Andy Serkis were at the presentation in Hall H. The group spoke about how Caesar finds his inner ape, »

- Michelle McCue

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First look at Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus

17 December 2013 2:03 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next year is set to see the release of two big Biblical epics in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Ridley Scott's Exodus, and while we've already had a few trailers for Noah [see here and here], thanks to Just Jared we now have our first look at Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle) in full costume as Moses, along with co-star Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty) as Ramses....

Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014, with a cast that also includes Aaron Paul (Need for Speed), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies), and Indira Varma (Luther). »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Triple Nine’ and its Freakishly Great Cast May Finally Make John Hillcoat a Household Name

17 December 2013 7:45 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Indie film and Hollywood are still two very separate worlds. One puts out smaller films where the filmmaker’s artistic vision is key; the other is filming three Avatar sequels back-to-back-to-back in an attempt to give James Cameron complete control of the Earth’s economy. Yet a strange overlap exists between these two extremes, and it’s one that’s been growing in recent times. Where does one categorize 12 Years a Slave? Its cast is a staggering list of star actors and its budget was in the eight digit range, yet it released under Fox Searchlight (Fox’s go-to distributor for indie films) and had one of those newfangled limited releases that don’t go to movies trying to bring in copious amounts of dough. Those who inhabit this odd gray area- your Steve McQueens, Terrence Malicks and Alexander Paynes- often become minor celebrities in their own right (many times have we seen the groupies desperate for »

- Adam Bellotto

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James Cameron Talks The Avatar Sequels

17 December 2013 12:42 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Work is proceeding apace on the Avatar sequels, especially now that James Cameron has hired a team of writers to work with him on the second, third and fourth trips to Pandora. He’s just opened up to the Associated Press (spotted via The Hollywood Reporter) about what we can all expect. There’s nothing particularly revelatory here, but Cameron seems enthused for the future, at least."At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary," the director told the Associated Press. "I mean, the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasyland that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it."But if you thought it was all going to be diving into the moon’s oceans, it appears Cameron has other ideas. »

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James Cameron compares Avatar sequels to The Godfather

16 December 2013 11:21 PM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Yesterday brought the news that the three Avatar sequels would be filmed back to back in New Zealand, and today, James Cameron shares a little info on what we can expect from the new films. Cameron confirms that the story continues to focus upon Sam Worthington’s character, Jake, as he settles down to his new life on Pandora. “We spread it around quite a bit more as we go forward,” says Cameron. “It’s really the story of his family, the family that he creates on Pandora. His extended family. So think of it as a family saga like The...

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James Cameron to shoot Avatar sequels in New Zealand, promises Godfather-like "family saga"

16 December 2013 11:18 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like James Cameron is to take a leaf of out Peter Jackson's book, with the acclaimed filmmaker revealing during a press conference that he plans to shoot his three planned Avatar sequels in New Zealand, with Fox co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing Paul Hanneman stating that the country "offers unparalleled support to films of this scale." Cameron went on to reiterate his plans to release Avatar 2 in December 2016, Avatar 3 in December 2017 and Avatar 4 in December 2018, as well as revealing that work on the sequels is already underway with Jackson's effects company Weta.

"It’s going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora," states Cameron. "We’re blowing it out all over the place. At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but »

- Gary Collinson

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James Cameron says his 'Avatar' sequels are 'a family saga like 'The Godfather''

16 December 2013 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wellington, New Zealand (AP) — James Cameron says his vision for his three "Avatar" sequels is to create a family epic in the mold of "The Godfather" that will introduce viewers to new cultures and go underwater on his fictional moon Pandora. The director announced Monday he will be filming the sequels in New Zealand, where he shot the triple Academy Award-winning original. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cameron also talked about life on a New Zealand farm, where he's growing walnuts and allowing his children to roam. Cameron, 59, said he plans to release the first sequel in »

- Nick Perry (AP)

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James Cameron Talks About His Epic Plans For ‘Avatar’ Trilogy

16 December 2013 3:52 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Four years ago, James Cameron gave us Avatar. The sci-fi adventure became the highest-grossing film of all time, earning a staggering $2.8 billion worldwide. Since then, talks of a sequel eventually became two sequels and then, finally, a whole new trilogy of films. In a recent interview, Cameron opened up about his plans for the forthcoming films.

For one thing, don’t expect them any time soon. The first sequel is scheduled to release seven years after the first, in 2016. Also, don’t expect Cameron and his team to rest on their laurels. Despite pioneering new filmmaking technologies with the first film- something he’s done throughout his storied career- he says he’s currently got a team of experts working on brand new software for the sequels. One of the biggest technological hurdles they’re preparing to leap over is good, old-fashioned H2O. After explaining that it is extremely »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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"Avatar" Updates

16 December 2013 1:39 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment will produce the next three movies in the science fiction "Avatar" series in New Zealand, spending $413 million on live action and visual effects, over 9 months. 

This agreement comes after the New Zealand government hiked film industry tax rebates to up to 25 percent from the current 15 percent. Cameron didn’t disclose an exact budget although he says he expects economies of scale will help the three movies together cost less than $1 billion, shot at the same time, with a 2016 release target for the first sequel.

"The Avatar sequels will provide hundreds of jobs and thousands of hours of work directly in the screen sector as well as jobs right across the economy," said Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

"Avatar" director James Cameron, who has a farm in New Zealand, partly made the first "Avatar" in New Zealand, with special effects done at Peter Jackson's Weta Digital. »

- Michael Stevens

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