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“Beginning Tuesday, August 19th fans of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” will get a chance to experience the thrill ride all over again with the launch of the entire 10-episode first season on Netflix. Based on the cult-classic film of the same name, the series from creator/executive producer/ director Robert Rodriguez (who has created such films as Sin City, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) premiered on the Rodriguez founded El Rey Network this past March. The first season is already available on the Netflix service in itsinternational markets including: UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, and Latin America.
The Netflix launch comes on the heels of a recent announcement from El Rey Network that »
- Jonathan James
Three new films tried to push two beloved groups of superheroes out of the top spots at the box office this weekend – and failed to do so. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles repeated in the #1 spot, dropping 57% to make $28.4 million. Given the poor word-of-mouth, lots of competition for action crowds and teen audiences, and pent-up demand for last weekend, that really isn’t a terrible number at all. With a $117.6 million cume in 10 days, expect Turtles to end up with between $170 and $180 million in North America.
By the end of next weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will surpass the total gross of the 1990 screen version featuring the same characters. However, due to 3D and much higher ticket prices, the 2014 update will end up being seen by around two thirds of the same audience in theaters. Still, for a film that had a lot of negative buzz attached before its release, it »
- Jordan Adler
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on to the top two spots at the box office this weekend, handily defeating the disappointing Expendables 3.The Top 12 earned an estimated $128.8 million this weekend, which is up six percent from the same frame last year. This August remains on track to be the biggest ever at the domestic box office with around $1 billion.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 57 percent to an estimated $28.4 million. The movie avoided the 60-percent-plus drop of many of Summer 2014's blockbusters, which is a solid win considering the poor reviews and mixed word-of-mouth. Turtles has so far earned $117.6 million, and will pass G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($122.5 million) in the next few days.In its third weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy eased 41 percent to $24.7 million. On Saturday, it eclipsed Thor: The Dark World's domestic total; with $222.3 million in the bank already, Guardians is going to have »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Written and directed by Michael Winterbottom
There is no one word to describe the relationship between British actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Not even the aggravating portmanteus of the last decade will do the trick: there’s not enough conflict between the two men to call them “frenemies,” and not enough camaraderie to call their relationship a “bromance.” Whatever is the essence of their unusual chemistry, they ought to bottle it and sell it in pharmacies, for their new film The Trip to Italy may well be the funniest film of the year.
The film is a sequel of sorts to 2010’s The Trip, and each film was itself edited together from the footage of a BBC television series of the same name. The gimmick is that Coogan and Brydon are (fictionally) recruited to do restaurant reviews for the Observer newspaper, with each restaurant »
- Mark Young
With The Expendables 3 bombing, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy easily held on to the top two spots at the box office on Friday. Ninja Turtles fell 69 percent to an estimated $7.9 million. That drop is roughly on par with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which was off 68 percent at the same point. Turtles will pass $100 million sometime today; for the weekend, it should wind up anywhere from $24 to $27 million.Guardians of the Galaxy eased 44 percent to $6.95 million. It passed $200 million yesterday, and in the process moved ahead of Summer 2014 releases Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. For the weekend, Guardians will likely earn around $24 million.The Expendables 3 opened in third place with an estimated $5.88 million. That's down 44 percent from The Expendables 2, which is a horrible drop for a closely-timed sequel. For the weekend, the third Expendables »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday Am Update: The Expendables 3 earned an estimated $875,000 from Thursday night shows beginning at 7 p.m. In comparison, the first Expendables grossed $870,000, while The Expendables 2 took in $685,000. In both of those earlier cases, though, showings didn't begin until midnight. A better comparison might be last week's Into The Storm, which took in $800,000 from late Thursday shows. That went on to earn $17.3 million in its opening weekend; a tally closer to $20 million seems like a likely outcome for The Expendables 3.Forecast: The Expendables 3 storms in to theaters this weekend, though this gang of geriatric action stars will probably lose out to a bunch of teenage turtles.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will likely wind up with $25 to $30 million in its second weekend. That should be enough to fend off the latest installment in the Expendables series, which could open as low as $20 million.Other new releases include young-adult »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.’
Theroux had a small role in the first film as Evil DJ and is very much focused on polishing the script and reprising his role in the sequel. He has written screenplays in the past such as Iron Man 2, Tropic Thunder and Rock Of Ages so it will be interesting to see what he can bring to the often quoted film.
Ben Stiller has been confirmed to reappear as Derek but no news about Owen Wilson being attached to the project or Christine Taylor, who plays Matilda. Lets hope they can get the gang back together. »
- Louise Tooth
Back in 2010, there was a glimmer of hope that Zoolander 2 could still be made. At the time, Anchorman 2 was struggling to be made due to the desire for lower budgets from Paramount Pictures, but fans ended up getting their sequel last year. But Zoolander 2 wasn't so lucky to get off the ground. That may have been because Ben Stiller was busy with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but now it seems like the project might be gaining steam again. Vulture spoke with Justin Theroux, co-write of Tropic Thunder, who was named as writer and director of Zoolander 2 back in 2010, and he had some promising news on the film. When asked about the progress of Zoolander 2, Theroux said: "We’ve got a script for the sequel, and we’ve just been in talks again. We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, »
- Ethan Anderton
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues proved that cult comedies can still garner sequels years later, and after that long-awaited followup was met with box office success, many assumed that a green light for Zoolander 2, another much-demanded but never realized sequel, was finally at hand. Now, we’re hearing that the project is finally going to get off the ground.
“Yeah, we’ve got a script for the sequel, and we’ve just been in talks again. We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running… It’s actually been a little hard with the show, but now I’m back full-time to dedicate time toward doing it. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Remember back in 2010, when Justin Theroux was hired to write and direct “Zoolander 2”? The announcement was seen as a little odd at the time, but Theroux did have a small role in the original movie and was coming off successful writing contributions to Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” and “Iron Man 2.” And there was also the matter of Theroux's directorial debut, the little-seen indie film “Dedication” starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore. There hasn’t been a lot of movement on the project since. Ben Stiller said in 2011 that the ball was in Paramount’s court and he and Theroux had handed in a draft. But many assumed the relative underperformance of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy” might have been the final nail in its coffin. The Will Ferrell-starring comedy lived a similar lifespan as 'Zoolander': a beloved cult-comedy that eventually inched its way »
- Edward Davis
There's been much back and forth about the supposed third installment in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. If there was ever a time to do it, it'd probably be now -- this year marks the original film's 30th anniversary (and the sequel's 25th anniversary, for all those fans of evil paintings) and there's clearly interest there, what with the traveling Gallery 1988 art show and an upcoming Blu-ray box set of the two films, re-mastered and stuffed with special features. But nobody's quite gotten a handle on what the film should be, and, more importantly, who should direct it. But it looks like Sony might have finally nailed down both.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony has zeroed in on a filmmaker that they are keen on shepherding the franchise with: Paul Feig, the director of "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" (for what it's worth he also happens to be the nicest human currently »
- Drew Taylor
After years of struggling to develop “Ghostbusters 3,” Sony Pictures is entertaining the idea of a female-driven reboot of the original cult hit that would be written, directed and produced by “Bridesmaids” filmmaker Paul Feig, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. While Sony was believed to be happy with the last draft of “Ghostbusters 3” which was written by Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder”), the studio has had second thoughts and reversed course, sparking to Feig's empowered take and discussing his rewriting the project from scratch, according to insiders. It's unclear what creative connection if any, the new »
- Jeff Sneider
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the courtroom family drama "The Judge," starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. ("Tropic Thunder," the "Sherlock Holmes" films, the "Iron Man" franchise) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall ("Tender Mercies," "Crazy Heart"), scheduled for release this Fall. [Press Release] Toronto — The Toronto International Film Festival today announced that David Dobkin’s The Judge will open the 2014 Festival on Thursday, September 4. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, the Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey production stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton. Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his »
- Pietro Filipponi
Like many American kids from the past three decades, I grew up with Transformers to some capacity. There were toys, video games, and a few different cartoons. That being said, I never saw the shows are these infallible pieces of modern Shakespeare. I’m going to go ahead and lump in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe in here as well. Fun shows but nostalgia aside, I don’t think they’re all that great. But even as someone who has little if any loyalty to the brand, I can see that the recent Transformers movies have been a spit in the face to the original series. The first Transformers, while not a “good” Transformers movie, was a little closer to what I remember from the television show, »
- Gary Collinson
Talented director Daniel Stamm, previously known for helming The Last Exorcism, has a new film that delves into how far a person will go for the almighty dollar. 13 Sins is a tale of transformation and obsession, and Stamm recently sat down with Dread Central to talk about it.
Stamm talked about the importance of keeping the audience in tune with the main character, Elliot Brindle (played by Mark Webber).
"It's always important when the audience can stay with the protagonist and identify with the protagonist," Stamm said. "And in a movie like this about how far will you stretch your morals for financial gain, it was important to us to suck the audience in, to make them go on this journey with him and not reject the journey too early on, so by the time they realize what they've gotten themselves into and what the protagonist has gotten himself into, »
- Scott Hallam
“Tom has been in London for over a week and met up with J.J. (Abrams, and some other people from Star Wars at the weekend,” a source close to the production told The Sun newspaper in the UK.
Star Wars is currently being filmed nearby at Buckinghamshire’s Pinewood studios and it seems that the misfortune of Cruise’s fellow 80s icon Harrison Ford has provided an opening for Cruise as the delay in filming has reportedly allowed Abrams and his lieutenants time to consider a Cruise cameo. Ford required surgery after breaking his leg on the set of the movie while filming scenes as his character from the original movies, Han Solo on June 12.
“Losing Harrison is going to set things back a little »
- Mark Worgan
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the courtroom family drama "The Judge," starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. ("Tropic Thunder," the "Sherlock Holmes" films, the "Iron Man" franchise) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall ("Tender Mercies," "Crazy Heart"), scheduled for release this Fall. In "The Judge," Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Starring alongside Downey and Duvall areOscar® nominee Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Conjuring"), Vincent D'Onofrio (TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Jeremy Strong ("Zero »
- Pietro Filipponi
Described by its headlining star Robert Downey Jr as ‘the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make,’ The Judge revolves around a big city lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.
Downey plays said lawyer and screen veteran Robert Duvall assumes the role of the father.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes “The Judge,” starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films, the “Iron Man” franchise), Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”). The film is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the »
- Paul Heath
Being a frontman for The Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is practically a full-time job for Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr., but he still manages to take time out between blockbuster comic book movies to cleanse his palette with different projects. From comedies like Tropic Thunder and Due Date to dramas like The Soloist, the actor is keeping his work schedule diverse.
Falling somewhere between comedy and drama (but probably closer to the latter) is David Dobkin’s upcoming film The Judge, which stars Downey Jr. as a lawyer called Hank Palmer who specializes in defending the rich and guilty. In the first trailer for The Judge, Hank is shown getting called back to his home town to grieve the passing of his mother, and soon finds himself tasked with defending his father, ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Warner Bros. has released the first The Judge trailer for director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) upcoming thriller/family drama. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. The trailer starts out with Rdj at his Starkiest, but takes a left turn away from the arrogant individualist to more of an everyman with daddy issues once the hook of the story comes in. It's got a touch of schmaltz to it, but it's also refreshing to see Downey Jr. putting in work outside of the superhero/action-adventure franchises. Hit the jump to check out the first The Judge trailer. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, »
- Dave Trumbore
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