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Arnie might be back after all: Chinese debut could save Terminator franchise

24 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s round-up of the global box office scene:

• China furthers track record of saving troubled Hollywood properties

Bride Wars shows foreign remakes of Us films becoming financially viable

Hitman: Agent 47 built for stealth killing in overseas markets

He’ll be back. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dusty catchphrase was looking a mite optimistic a few weeks ago, after Terminator Genisys’s under-powered launch – as was Paramount’s decision to pencil in a 19 May 2017 release for a sixth instalment to the franchise. A stonking $27.4m opening Sunday in China changes all that, boosting the $155m-budget film much closer to the $400m mark, and the kind of profit margin that gets dead android fingers twitching again. It’s the country’s fourth biggest opening day, behind Furious 7 ($63m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($33.9m) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($30m) – and far in advance of the Us first day »

- Phil Hoad

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Is There Still Life In The Franchise? 'Terminator: Genisys' Sets Record For 4th Biggest Debut Ever For A U.S. Movie In China

24 August 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It couldn't even crack $90 million at the domestic box office, it's the worst performing of all "The Terminator" sequels, and critics roasted it over the coals, and yet, Paramount has been mum about the the future of the series following "Terminator: Genisys." A sequel is still slated for May 19, 2017 and there's lots of time left for executives to make a decision either way about whether or not they'll press forward, but this latest news from overseas has to be somewhat heartening. 'Genisys' opened in China this weekend where it nabbed the fourth biggest debut ever for an American film in the country. The $27.4 million single day haul put it behind "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen," "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," and "Furious 7." Basically, it's in some very good blockbuster company. 'Genisys' also beat the preview screening and single day grosses of the billion dollar hit of "Jurassic World."  Read More: 7 Ways. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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19 actors who threw their own movies under the bus: "The film was terrible. But the house it built is terrific"

21 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...

1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."

Film: Batman & Robin (1997)

Box office: $238.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%

"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!

"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."

Film: Red Sonja (1985)

Box office: $6.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%

"It's the worst film I have ever made. »

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10 Action Movies That Prove Hollywood Hates You

21 August 2015 1:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ask anyone who’s been to their multiplex recently and they’ll tell you that 2015 is already one of the greatest times in recent years for action movies, with Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7 and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation earning as much in audience goodwill as they made at the box office.

Regardless of how the rest of the year turns out, the story of 2015 will cherish their memory while excluding movies about genetically engineered hitmen, CIA agents in the 1960s or anything that starred Jai Courtney. This is a good thing.

In too many previous years, drought conditions prevailed. The choice was between a remake, a film about a Caucasian superhero with problems or a sequel to a movie based on a toy line. No offence intended to the filmmakers, but every time a movie like Transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen makes money, an angel dies and falls from Heaven. »

- Ian Watson

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New poster for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups featuring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman

16 August 2015 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has arrived online for Terrence Malick’s upcoming romantic drama Knight of Cups featuring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman

See Also: New images from Knight of Cups

Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Day The Clown Cried Might Finally Be Available…In 10 Years

10 August 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Some movies are famously bad because everybody and their grandmother saw them. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a good example. Others gain their notoriety from a sense of mystery, none more so than Jerry Lewis’ 1971 holocaust curio The Day the Clown Cried.

Made almost 45-years ago, The Day the Clown Cried follows a German clown sent to a concentration camp during WW2 for treason. There he becomes a sort of pied-piper, leading children to gas chambers and their resulting deaths. Sound a bit dodgy? Well, now you understand why it’s such a subject of infamy.

Adding to the movie’s legend is the fact it never received any sort of wide release, the sole copy of the film remaining in Lewis’ possession, hidden away due to its potentially offensive narrative. The comedian has been staunch about keeping it locked-up, but a report in The La Times suggests »

- Daniel Kelly

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Sdcc: Hasbro announces Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series

9 July 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new Transformers cartoon series is coming to the gigantic franchise. Hasbro announced Transformers: Combiner Wars will debut on Machinima as a digital series targeted at a teen and adult audience.

Based on the toyline, Idw’s current Transformers comics and the upcoming video game Transformers: Devastation, the series will see Optimus Prime and the Autobots dealing with the emergence of gestalt technology, where several transformers merge into one being. Both the Autobots and Decepticons have several teams of combiners, though the Decepticons often are the only ones that do so in most media. The most famous combiner in Transformers lore is Devastator, a gestalt made up of the Decepticon team called Constructicons. They were fan favourite characters in the G1 cartoon series and (poorly) brought to life in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

See Also: New gameplay trailer for Transformers: Devastation

Machinima and »

- Ricky Church

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Composer Lorne Balfe Talks His Score For Terminator Genisys

6 July 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance ProductionsTerminator Genisys led the worldwide weekend box office race earning a combined total of $102.7 million in 46 countries plus North America.

Directed by Alan Taylor, Genisys returns to the Oscar winning Terminator franchise to take familiar characters in a new direction. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: to reset the future.

Terminator Genisys is written by Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier and produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. The franchise has two more films scheduled to be released in 2016 and 2017.

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- Michelle McCue

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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

30 June 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »

- Anna Robinson

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Listen To A Clip From Composer Lorne Balfe’s Terminator Genisys Score

27 June 2015 5:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Grammy winning composer Lorne Balfe creates an action-packed, emotive score for Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance ProductionsTerminator Genisys, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney. Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer is the Executive Music Producer.

With the movie building from 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, including shot-for-shot recreations, Lorne Balfe’s score needed to honor the tradition of the past Terminator films while adding bold, new music to fit the action and emotions of Genisys.

Producer David Ellison says, “This is the largest scale Terminator movie that’s ever been made. There are bigger action sequences in Genisys than any prior Terminator film.”

In addition to propelling the action, Balfe’s score needed to tap into the film’s emotional core as it explores themes of freedom and guardianship. “The score contains everything but the kitchen sink. It’s a hybrid score, and although there are these massive action cues, »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

27 June 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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Transformers 5: What We Know

26 June 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction was supposed to right the wrongs of the blockbuster franchise, with Michael Bay promising something different. He claimed it would be a better movie. That didn't quite turn out as planned. While Transformers 4 has it's moments, it is the lowest earning movie in the series, and the lowest rated as well. People hated this latest installment, even though it was meant to be a reboot with all new characters, a new setting, and a smaller, more intimate band of Autobots. Heck, it even introduced the Dinobots. But that did little to shake fans out of their explosion-induced coma. These monstrous metal beasts came in too late in a movie that was already over stuffed with insanity. So, with Transformers 5, Paramount is going to try once again to make something that is awesome, amazing, and everything we'd want in a Transformers movie. They've even set »

- MovieWeb

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

26 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning.  For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing.  Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women.  And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

26 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.

Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »

- Tim Gray

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Mindy Newell: These Are The Voyages…

16 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

“Don’t screw this up.”

Admiral Maxwell Forrest, Starfleet Command, to Captain Jonathan Archer • “Broken Bow” • Episode 1, Season 1, Enterprise

As I mentioned in last week’s column (Oh Boy), Scott Bakula also starred as Captain Jonathan Archer on Enterprise, which ran on the Upn network from September 2001 to May 2005, a total of four years. That’s one more year than Tos’s run, but three years shorter than its successful progenitors, Next Gen, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.

Upn claimed that poor ratings caused Enterprise’s downfall; according to Wikipedia, it never rose above the Top 100 rank in the Neilson ratings system, debuting at #115, and continuing to sink until its final season, where it landed at #148. It’s generally perceived as a failure, and has been blamed for the lack of any Star Trek on either television or movie screens until J.J. Abrams’s 2009 film reboot of the franchise.

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- Mindy Newell

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New images from Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups featuring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and more

15 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, but thanks to The Playlist we’ve got a new batch of images from the film, which shows off its all-star cast including Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Wes Bently and Teresa Palmer; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Knight of Cups

 

 

Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Wahlberg thinks Michael Bay will direct Transformers 5

13 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, it was reported that Michael Bay had decided to pass on the reins to the Transformers franchise to another filmmaker.

However, with the Transformers writers room in full swing, it seems Bay may have had a change of heart, as Mark Wahlberg has revealed to Collider that he expects to reunite with his Pain & Gain and Age of Extinction helmer for the fifth movie.

“I don’t [know the status of Transformers 5],” states Wahlberg. “Just that Akiva Goldsman and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. But Michael Bay is in Malta shooting Benghazi, and I’m in New Orleans shooting Deepwater. We’ll get together when he gets back. Yes [I think he’ll direct it].”

Bay is still attached to Transformers 5 as executive producer, but if he does decide to direct, it wouldn’t be the first time that he’d changed his mind, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Jurassic''s Thursday-saurus Rex

11 June 2015 11:59 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Jurassic World took in a terrific $18.5M in Thursday night showings in the U.S., which may mean that the original estimates of a $125M weekend for the fourth Jurassic film might be too conservative. In 3,220 locations, 78% of its eventual 4,273 total opening venues, the dino flick outpaced the Thursday that Universal's Furious 7 posted the night of April 2nd just two months ago. Furious 7, which got off the line with a $15.8M start, in 76% of its weekend's total venues, ended with $147.2M for that weekend, so it's certainly conceivable that World can do better. Even though Jurassic World proved to be Universal's biggest Thursday opening ever it still was not the biggest for the year. That still belongs to Disney/Marvel's Age of Ultron, which launched a $27.6M Thursday night (4/30) on its way to a $191.3M weekend. Regardless the June opening weekend record looks well on its way to being shattered. »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Top 20 Most Profitable Movies That Are Terrible

25 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movies that make money don’t always do so because they’re good. Here’s our list of underwhelming movies that happened to overwhelm the box office.

While the box office is a good, general representation of the popularity of a film, it is not necessarily an indicator of quality. Yes, it is true that most of the highest grossing movies have also received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, that’s often what makes them a hit, but there are some exceptions. This is a list of those exceptions. This is a list of those movies that did spectacularly well at the box office, but ended up being an inferior product.

So why would so many people want to see a terrible film? Why would they waste their hard-earned money and fleeting free time? The answer is actually pretty simple. Many of these films share a lot of common traits. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Movie Review – 8 1/2 (1963)

30 April 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

8 1/2, 1963.

Directed by Federico Fellini.

Starring Marcello MastroianniClaudia CardinaleAnouk Aimée and Sandra Milo.

Synopsis:

A successful filmmaker struggles for inspiration, and has to reflect on his life and loves to work out where to go in his next film…

“It’s about creative procrastination” said, director of Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer in 2002. While I doubt Michael Bay fails to acknowledge Fellini’s 8 ½ as inspiration (his 8 ½ film sitting somewhere between Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon), when you flip open the pages of any film magazine the artists, from Woody Allen to Wes Anderson and Charlie Kaufman to Terry Gilliam, all owe a debt to Fellini’s masterpiece. In fact, the Best Picture of 2014, Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman, would play exceptionally well against Fellini’s 8 ½.

Federico Fellini, shortly after directing the sensual La Dolce Vita, was stuck. Like Guido (Marcello Mastroianni), trapped in the car, »

- Simon Columb

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