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'Star Trek Beyond' Beams Into Theaters Alongside 'Ice Age 5' and 'Lights Out'

21 July 2016 2:42 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Two more sequels arrive this weekend and, like several sequels this year, both are looking to underperform when compared to the previous installment in their respective franchises. Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course represent the 21st and 22nd wide release sequels this year after only four (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge: Election Year and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) have been able to outperform their franchise predecessor at the domestic box office. Also opening this weekend is the new PG-13 thriller Lights Out from producer James Wan as well as the moderate roll out of Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie while Hillary's America expands nationwide into over 1,200 theaters. Targeting a first place finish is Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted franchise and the first with someone other than J.J. Abrams at the helm. Those duties fell on the shoulders of »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Deleted Scene Gets Awkward with Tina Fey | Exclusive

17 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A chance encounter leads to a quick make-out session in our exclusive deleted scene from the new comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which debuted on Digital HD earlier this week ahead of its Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand debut on June 28. This scene features Kim (Tina Fey) who runs into Nic (Stephen Peacocke), which leads to an awkward and quick make-out session, while Iain (Martin Freeman) gets some rest. This comedy, based on a true story, hit theaters in March.

Based on real-life reporter Kim Barker's revealing and funny memoir about covering the war beat in the Middle East, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a sharp and savvy film that critics are calling "boldly entertaining." A satirical take on combat journalists and an illuminating story of self-discovery, the film follows Kim (Tina Fey) as she decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. There, in the midst of chaos, »

- MovieWeb

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MGM Revenue Drops 15% in Q1 as ‘Spectre’ Fades

11 May 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With Daniel Craig’s “Spectre” making only a small contribution, MGM’s first-quarter 2016 revenue dropped 15% to $311.3 million.

The privately held studio reported Wednesday a slight gain in earnings to $57.1 million from $56.8 million, thanks to increases in TV and home entertainment.

The absence of major first-quarter releases held down revenues compared with the 2015 quarter, which saw “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies,” as worldwide theatrical revenue for film content plunged 73% to $20.8 million in a reflection of the timing of franchise film releases from prior years. Theatrical revenue for the current year’s first quarter primarily included the tail-end of worldwide theatrical revenue for the James Bond movie “Spectre,” which opened in late October.

“Also, during the current year’s first quarter, we did not recognize a substantial portion of the theatrical revenue for ‘Creed’ or ‘How to Be Single,'” the studio said.

Worldwide television licensing revenue for film content slid 35% to $107 million, »

- Dave McNary

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Ang Lee Reveals Secrets of ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ (Exclusive)

15 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Explorers go where there is no map.

There’s no safe path, no way to know what’s over the next hill. They figure out their route as they go, and blaze a trail in hopes that someday, others will follow.

So it is for director Ang Lee with “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

His new movie, about Iraq War heroes whisked back Stateside for a victory tour, is slated for release on Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 11). The picture blends different flavors of high-tech — 3D, 4K and high frame rates — to push filmmaking beyond anything the public has ever seen, even beyond the capacity of the world’s movie theaters. It marks Lee, who turned “Life of Pi” into a surprise global smash (and earned a directing Oscar for it) as one of the boldest explorers  in cinema today.

You might expect such a visionary to speak with steely resolve, »

- David S. Cohen

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MTV Movie Awards: Will Daisy Ridley ('Star Wars') or Jennifer Lawrence ('Hunger Games') be first woman to win Best Hero?

18 March 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The MTV Movie Award for Best Hero has only been given five times before (2006, 2012-2015), but it has always been won by a man: Christian Bale ("Batman Begins," 2006), Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," 2012), Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," 2013), Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel," 2014) and Dylan O'Brien ("The Maze Runner," 2015). -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions This is surprising given the fact that Jennifer Lawrence has now been nominated three times without winning for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" films. Lawrence is wildly popular in other categories; she has won six times since 2012, including three for Best Female Performance, one for Best Fight, one for Best Kiss and even one for Best Musical Moment. Other female MTV favorites like Shailene Wo...' »

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Blu-ray review

16 March 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Francis Lawrence

Based on the books by: Suzanne Collins

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

When The Hunger Games series started on screen I was unexpectedly dragged into proceedings and truly appreciated the first two films. Jennifer Lawrence was not only a rising star deserving of our attention but the combination of the books and these movies shook the Young Adult genre into life and offered up an insightful, original outcome. When we got to the beginning of the big showdown, I hoped that Mockingjay Part 1 would be a stunner but, in truth, I still think the choice to split this climax in two slowed down the pace of what could have had a much stronger, affective conclusion.

Don’t get me wrong, the tetralogy has been impressive in both style and substance, especially with the world-class cast that’s attached. »

- Dan Bullock

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The Last Witch Hunter Fan Art Competition

29 February 2016 2:34 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Vin Diesel stars as Kaulder in this year’s most action-packed film The Last Witch Hunter alongside Oscar Winner Michael Caine (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), a priest and Kaulder’s keeper, also known as the 36th ‘Dolan’; Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sin City The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) a young priest, who is chosen as the 37th Dolan; and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Luther) plays Chloe, a young witch.

Hundreds of years ago, Kaulder vanquished the all-powerful Witch Queen who had been causing havoc and bloodshed for centuries. But before her death, she cursed Kaulder with immortality, separating him from his beloved family.

Today, Kaulder is The Last Witch Hunter and when the Witch Queen is resurrected, we see them drawn into an epic battle that will ultimately determine the survival of the human race.

The Last Witch Hunter, »

- Laura Holmes

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Martin Freeman's 'Captain America: Civil War' Character Revealed

22 February 2016 1:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since he was first announced as part of the Captain America: Civil War cast, many fans have wondered who The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey star Martin Freeman is playing in this first Marvel Phase 3 adventure. The secret has finally been revealed. He is officially confirmed to be playing Everett Ross.

The news was revealed in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. They have quite an extensive behind-the-scenes account from the set of Captain America: Civil War. Earlier today, they released a bunch of new photos showing an unmasked Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and a fresh look at Frank Grillo in his Crossbones costume. Now, we get a new image featuring Martin Freeman as Everett Ross.

Also included in this latest sneak peek Is Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Steve Roger's former neighbor and possible new love interest. If you look closely, you'll notice that »

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Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

6 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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The Last Witch Hunter Blu-ray details announced, including exclusive steelbook version

2 February 2016 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vin Diesel’s supernatural action thriller The Last Witch Hunter is coming to DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK on March 7th, with Entertainment One announcing that Zavvi is offering an exclusive Blu-ray steelbook of the movie.

Pre-order The Last Witch Hunter Via Amazon Us Or Amazon UK, Or Get The Steelbook Via Zavvi

Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise, xXx, Riddick) heads up The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder, the eponymous protagonist, alongside an acclaimed and mighty cast including; Oscar Winner© Michael Caine (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), a priest and Kaulder’s keeper, also known as the 36th ‘Dolan’; Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sin City The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) is a young priest, who is chosen as the 37th Dolan; and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Luther) plays Chloe, a young witch.

Hundreds of years ago, the »

- Gary Collinson

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Natalie Dormer, Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany And More Star In Spy Thriller Official Secrets

29 January 2016 6:12 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins And Harrison Ford Join Official Secrets

28 January 2016 9:40 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Michelle McCue

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks IMAX records

18 January 2016 9:23 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the fastest film ever to reach more than $1 million in ticket sales at IMAX, Darling Habour, Sydney.

In the four weeks since release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has sold more than 54,000 tickets at the cinema and sold-out 54 screenings..

In the lead up to the film.s release, advance ticket sales were strong with more than $520,000 sold, the highest amount ever in ticket pre-sales on a film at IMAX Darling Harbour.

During the first week of release, demand for the film was so strong that IMAX Darling Harbour ran screenings for 27 hours non-stop..

IMAX cinema, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

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This achieved not only the highest grossing opening day, but also the highest grossing opening week ever at the cinema, eclipsing the previous results for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012.

The cinema holds Australia.s only »

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Harvey Weinstein Talks ‘Hateful Eight’: ‘Star Wars’ Took a Bite Out of Box Office

3 January 2016 11:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: “The Hateful Eight” earned a solid $16.2 million in its first weekend of wide release, but the reception for the blood-drenched film pales in comparison to director Quentin Tarantino’s previous efforts.

In fact, that stands the lowest result for one of the director’s solo efforts since “Jackie Brown” kicked off to $9.3 million in 1997. It trails the debuts of “Inglourious Basterds” ($38 million), “Django Unchained” ($30.1 million), “Kill Bill: Vol.1” ($22.1 million) and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” ($25.1 million).

Harvey Weinstein, the indie mogul who has fielded every one of Tarantino’s releases, took umbrage with an earlier version of this article, calling Variety to press his case that the piece did not fully account for the box office juggernaut that is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The seventh film in the science-fiction franchise has dominated ticket sales, racking up more than $740 million domestically in its first three weeks of release.

“We »

- Brent Lang

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