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With $13.2M in domestic box office Universal's Straight Outta Compton held off the upstart War Room to claim the #1 position on the charts for the third weekend in a row. War Room, which beat Compton in theaters on Friday, made $11M with a robust $9,692 per screen average. The top of the heap was still a pretty low heap, however, as the top 12 made $68.8M, off 22% from last year's $88.2M, which was a weak weekend itself. That $68.8M also gives this frame the dubious distinction of being the lowest grossing weekend of the year, 12% lower than March 6 - 8th's $78.3M. The newcomers that helped achieve that feat included No Escape, the Owen Wilson/Pierce Brosnan military coup flick, which the Weinsteins state came in just a little under their $9M estimate with $8.3M. On 2,470 screens that $3,355 psa is better than the $2,850 that last year's late-August Pierce Brosnan movie offering, The November Man, »
- Keith Simanton <email@example.com>
It doesn’t look like the failure of Fantastic Four has put Michael B. Jordan off comic book movies, with The Wrap reporting that the actor is in talks to star in Blood Brothers, based upon the Dark Horse vampire title.
The action comedy is described as “a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity.”
- Gary Collinson
After working with MGM on Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming boxing drama “Creed,” Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to star in the studio’s vampire movie “Blood Brothers,” based on the Dark Horse graphic novel, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the action-comedy, and the graphic novel itself was based on a screenplay by “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen. Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller wrote the comic. “Blood Brothers” is described as a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity. »
- Jeff Sneider
In celebration of the El Rey Network’s second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series hitting Amazon digital on 8/26, we’ve partnered up with eONE to bring three readers $10 gift-card to be used to download episodes of the returning Vampire series based on Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 film. While season one dealt with bringing a fresh new take on the film, with many twists and turns, season two deals with the aftermath of the events in which left many bodies slaughtered and the Gecko Brothers dealing with demons of their own.
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- Jerry Smith
Last year, we saw the debut of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which brought the Tarantino-penned/Robert Rodriguez-directed film to the small screen, in a very different approach. It was quite the interesting series, taking turns that were very unexpected and different than the film, which set the TV series on its own path. Now with the August 25th premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Season Two set to make its debut, Austin TX mayor Steve Adler has made August 25th “From Dusk Till Dawn Day”, in a celebration held at Troublemaker studios.
Rodriguez had the following to say: “Austin is my home and I’m honored to have collaborated with the Austin creative community all these years making movies and television for the world to see. I’m so proud that From Dusk till Dawn is Austin made and that we can celebrate this day with the community. »
- Jerry Smith
“Straight Outta Compton” will again dominate the domestic box office this weekend with early estimates Friday showing a sturdy $26 million at 3,025 locations for its second frame.
If the estimates hold, Universal/Legendary’s N.W.A biopic looks likely to take in double the closest competition — Focus/Gramercy’s launch of horror sequel “Sinister 2” with about $13.3 million at 2,766 theaters.
Paramount’s fourth weekend of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” should follow with about $12 million at 3,442 theaters. That should top a pair of spy pic openings, with Fox’s “Hitman: Agent 47” set to take around $8 million at 3,100 sites and Lionsgate’s “American Ultra” with $6 million at 2,778 locations.
“Straight Outta Compton” will decline about 57% after a stunning overperformance in its opening weekend with $60.2 million, then took in another $25 million during Monday-Thursday period. »
- Dave McNary
Universal is estimating that Straight Outta Compton made $56M in 2,757 theaters, a remarkable $20,345 per screen average. Compton easily bested the other wide release, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which is under-performing with an estimated $13.5M. The Top 12, at $133.6M, is up 4% from last year when The Expendables 3 shocked many by opening in 4th place with $15.9M, beaten not only by holdovers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy but by the other newcomer to the schedule, Let's Be Cops, which opened to $17.8M. If Compton ends up with actuals of $56M that would make it the sixth best August opening of all time, coming in ahead of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes with $54M but behind Signs with $60M in 2002. The well-reviewed bio-pic of the rap group N.W.A., was produced, along with others, by original band members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, as well as by their director, »
- Keith Simanton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ahead of the show's season two premiere on Tuesday, August 25th, from director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), comes another From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series behind-the-scenes video. Also: Voices of the Damned and Children of the Night release details.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2: In this second behind-the-scenes video, the crew takes you through what the costume and makeup process is like for the series:
Returning cast members are D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy"); Eiza González ("Amores Verdaderos" ("True Love")); Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport ("Noah," "Shameless"); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey ("Motorcycle Gang, »
- Tamika Jones
Tom Cruise has come a very long way since his screen debut in Franc Zeffirelli’s Endless Love (1981). Thirty six movies and a whole lot of stardom later and he’s still the biggest movie star on the planet. He is perhaps, also the biggest film star in movie history. You’d be hard pushed to offer up any other actor that’s sustained that level of popularity and box office pull for that long. There is a good reason for this too. Cruise polarises opinion of course and there are those that would see his downfall, but in large part that’s due to all things that have little if nothing to do with Tom Cruise the filmmaker.
Being Tom Cruise must take a special kind of energy. So special in fact that he has sustained that level of dash for nigh on thirty years without letting up. And if Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, »
- Paul Donovan
Like most talented performers who’ve doubled as quintessential movie stars, Tom Cruise doesn’t always get the chance to demonstrate that he can actually act. There’s often just too much Tom Cruise in the way for people to notice, especially when he lets his erratic personal life take center stage. Putting together an “essential” list for such an actor is a bit of a tightrope act, walking the line between crowd pleasing star turns and performances of real substance. That said, here are ten Tom Cruise films that are not to be missed:
Risky Business (1983) – The early 80s were awash in teen sex comedies, most of which have justifiably faded from memory. Then there’s Risky Business, which not only rose above the pack, but made an indelible mark on pop culture history. It wasn’t Tom Cruise’s first movie, but it might as well have been: »
- M. Robert Grunwald
It's official! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux finally said "I do" in front of their closest family and friends at their Bel Air home on Wednesday. The couple were joined by around 70 guests at the celebration, which took place in their massive backyard. The couple decked out the area with a large wooden stage, a giant bar, numerous tables and lights, in pictures obtained by TMZ. Sources close to the couple tell the site that Jen's friends thought they were attending a surprise 44th birthday party for "The Leftovers" hottie. Celebs like Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Howard Stern, Sia, Lisa Kudrow and John Krasinski were also on-hand for the festivities. The actor proposed to the "Friends" alum on his birthday in 2012 and the cute couple first met on the set of "Tropic Thunder" in 2008. Congrats to the happy couple! Are you surprised by the wedding news? Sound off below and check out TMZ. »
- tooFab Staff
People reported that over 70 family members and friends watched the couple tie the knot. Guests - including Lisa Kudrow, Ellen DeGeneres, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and Jason Bateman - were told that it was a surprise 44th birthday party for Theroux. TMZ has photos of the backyard, which was set up with candlelit tables and cushioned chairs, as well as a possible wedding cake topped with two Muppets.
The former "Friends" star and current "Leftovers" actor first met on the set of "Tropic Thunder" in 2008, but did not get romantically involved until several years later when both starred in "Wanderlust." They got engaged in 2012.
This is Theroux's first marriage; Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt.
Congrats Jen and Justin!
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- Kelly Woo
Hopefully, there won't be a need for paramedics at the Mile High Horror Film Festival which will host, alongside Fangoria, a screening of The Return of the Living Dead. Also: a behind-the-scenes video for From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Blood Moon release details, and Kickstarter details for Claymation project, Dagon.
The Return of the Living Dead Screening: Press Release: "August 4th, 2015 -- Denver, Co -- For over 35 years, Fangoria has been a trusted institution in the horror community, offering unique insights into every aspect of horror culture. And in spreading its brand, Fangoria has sought to bring fright fans the latest and greatest in the world of horror, which is why the Mile High Horror Film Festival is proud to announce our media partnership with Fangoria. For our first announcement with this partnership, Fangoria will present the 30th Anniversary Screening of The Return Of The Living Dead with star and »
- Tamika Jones
Mr. Robinson isn’t a show for everyone, which is largely a function of the fact that Welcome Back, Kotter wasn’t for everyone, and owed a lot of the success it had to limited alternatives.
Don’t get me wrong, Welcome Back, Kotter was not only a great show, but it managed a surprising amount of influence on the landscape of television for decades… it just wasn’t for everyone.
Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a part-time substitute/part-time singer who runs into an old flame and hopes to rekindle things. When he learns that she now teaches at their old High School, he takes the first chance he gets to substitute there.
Mr. Robinson is laid-back almost to a fault… well, probably to a fault. He quickly hints that he wasn’t very serious about school, and hasn’t been very serious about anything since, but he »
- Marc Eastman
Is this possibly the biggest, most epic mashup ever? Watch and judge for yourself. YouTube's Dondrapersayswhat spent three months putting together a version of Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" that is sung by 280 movies. You read that number right. 280 movies coming together to perform a song that has the lyric: "smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy." And it's amazing. Personally, our favorite part is the Spaceballs-Tropic Thunder combo of "too hot, hot damn" followed closely by the dance breaks courtesy of Back to the Future, Airplane! and Napoleon Dynamite. The Internet can be a wonderful place sometimes, if we forget that crap like this happens on it. However, we did not like »
I know you think you don't have room in your life for another supercut, but you have to see this. YouTube user dondrapersayswhat strung together clips from 280 movies to create the ultimate version of Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk." Everything from The Breakfast Club to Fantastic Mr. Fox is included, but the best part has to be Robert Downey Jr. from Tropic Thunder repeatedly declaring, "Hot damn!" Seriously, you need to check it out. »
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" earned $56 million domestically this weekend to easily beat another newcomer, "Vacation," for the top spot. While Paramount and the film's major financier, Skydance, have to wonder why it didn't open bigger after rave reviews and an A- Cinemascore rating it could have been much worse. Pre-release polling from some services were as low as a $42-50 million debut. For comparison's sake, "M:i-2" debuted to $57 million 15 years ago. With an estimated production budget of $150 million, "Rogue Nation" will have to fare much better overseas and it's off to a great start with $65 million internationally so far. As for Cruise, you could technically say this is his 20th no. 1 opener, but he wasn't even mentioned in the "Tropic Thunder" billing block or top credits (i.e., his name appears nowhere on the poster) and when you're going to track these things, well, that matters. The 53-year-old actor »
- Gregory Ellwood
"If God exists, then why did he make ugly people?" Paramount has unveiled the first official teaser trailer for Ben Stiller's highly anticipated sequel Zoolander 2, starring Ben Stiller and directed by Ben Stiller. The cast includes a whole bunch of other names, but this teaser only features Stiller as Derek Zoolander and some fun CGI animation. Oh, and Stephen Hawking's voice, or so it sounds like it's him. Owen Wilson did show up at the catwalk event earlier this year, so he's still in the mix in this somewhere. This teaser is presumably playing in front of Mission: Impossible all weekend, but in the meantime you can catch it below. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Ben Stiller's Zoolander 2, direct from YouTube: Zoolander 2 is written and directed by Justin Theroux (writer of Tropic Thunder, director of Dedication). Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise »
- Alex Billington
Anyone growing into pop culture consciousness during the mid-2000s will be familiar with a certain type of Tom Cruise, one labeled with some criticism in a recent Buzzfeed article as “Tom Cruise 2.0.” To them, Tom Cruise may have first become familiar as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie, as an action star who, in spite of fearful insurance agents and publicists, prefers to do his own stunts—especially if they include declaring maniacal love for Katie Holmes atop Oprah Winfrey’s couch. He was probably their first introduction to the alien world of Scientology, or perhaps already known as the face of another hero thrust into the supernatural, having once served as the model for the titular character in Disney’s Aladdin.
This Tom Cruise, in spite of several critical successes in the past 10 years, has yet to shake completely the straws of tabloid fodder that prick up every time someone dares, »
- Christina Leo
The hilarious first teaser trailer for Zoolander 2 has arrived, with Ben Stiller reprising dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander in the sequel to the cult 2001 comedy. As the two-minute preview clip reveals, it may be 14 years later, but the titular hero and "Blue Steel" perfector isn't any smarter.
In the teaser, a Stephen Hawking-inspired voice tracks the creation and history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the dawning of man. The viewer then takes a trip inside Zoolander's brain – filled with words like "eugoogly" and No »
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