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“Terminator Genisys” is clawing its way from flop territory into profitable terrain thanks to a big lift from Chinese audiences.
The critically derided cyborg sequel has earned a disappointing $89.4 million in the U.S., but it’s putting up huge numbers in the People’s Republic. The fifth film in the “Terminator” series topped foreign charts for the second weekend in a row, with the bulk of its $23.6 million overseas gross coming from China. It has made nearly as much there in eight days of release as it did in its entire stateside run, picking up $82.8 million.
“Terminator Genisys” is the latest domestic dud to get rescued by foreign audiences, joining the likes of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and “Pacific Rim” among the saved. As Scott Mendelson points out in Forbes, foreign returns essentially justified sequels to those films and other pictures like “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides »
- Brent Lang
Movie news - Orlando Bloom will appear in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. The 38-year-old actor will reprise his role as 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner in the fifth installment of the film franchise, having bowed out of the series for 2011's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'. The exciting news was announced by Disney bosses at its D23 Expo over the weekend, with Johnny Depp also returning to star as Captain Jack Sparrow for the film. The news of Orlando's return to the film - which will hit cinemas on July 7 2017 having recently wrapped filming in Australia - was kept under wraps, even though he confessed he was ''in discussions'' to return last year. He said: ''There have certainly been some discussions about it and I'm open to it. That whole experience working with Johnny and (director) Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me. »
It was a big day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Califorinia this past Saturday. Not only did fans get to see all the latest from Marvel and Star Wars, there was an unexpected, but very welcome, treat plopped right into the middle of Disney's big live-action movie panel presentation. Yes, it was a surprise visit from Johnny Depp, who showed up on stage completely decked out as Captain Jack Sparrow. He brought down the house and thrilled fans as Sean Bailey presented the next exciting film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...Including him. »
When Disney announced the full D23 Expo schedule last month, it revealed that the Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios panel on Saturday would include Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As it turns out, the studio had a few surprises up its sleeve, with Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp appearing on stage in his full Jack Sparrow costume. It was also confirmed that the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will bring back Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea. »
Our first major bit of casting news for the highly anticipated sixth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones is a doozy. According to Entertainment Weekly, former Deadwood actor Ian McShane has signed on in a mysterious role. There’s hardly any details, but the site does add that he will apparently have a “relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, yet his character is of key importance.”
Just a guess here, but it’s a good bet he’ll be playing one of the sea-faring Greyjoy clan that have been confirmed to be an integral part of the next season. McShane would definitely suit the part of Theon’s ruthless, unhinged uncle Euron, anyway.
The veteran British actor will be best known for playing foul-mouthed bar owner Al Swearengen on HBO’s Deadwood, but he’s also popped up in the likes of Sexy Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, »
- Mark Cassidy
Fresh off HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealing that HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones will run for at least eight seasons, Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that the show has added a more than familiar face for the upcoming sixth season. EW reports that Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (John Wick) has been cast in a mystery role in a season already shrouded by mysteries. At the moment, details on the role are scarce, but it has been described as one of the utmost importance, although McShane will only occupy the screen for a relatively small amount of time. McShane is probably best known for his work on HBO's Deadwood, but he has more recently appeared in John Wick, Hercules, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. What do you guys think of McShane's casting? Who do you think he may be portraying? Sound off with your thoughts below! »
Ian McShane Cast in Game of Thrones Season 6
After recently getting the word that Game of Thrones will be around a little longer than most of us may have expected, we get another Thrones off-season announcement, some pretty big casting word, in the form of Ian McShane returning to HBO to play an as of yet unrevealed roll in Game of Thrones season 6.
EW broke the word the former Deadwood star would be heading to Westeros in what’s a pretty high profile casting choice for HBO and Thrones.
Speculation on who he will play? Spoilers avoiders may want to stop now…
I talked about my lack of excitement of the possibility of getting the House Greyjoy (Theon’s family) story arcs next season that have occurred in the existing George R R. Martin novels already, which would mean we aren’t as quite caught up to the book series »
- Jay Tomio
Game of Thrones has pulled off another casting coup by securing the services of Ian McShane for season 6.
Game of Thrones season 6: Everything we know so far from plot spoilers to premiere date
As for who the actor will be playing? Well, like much surrounding season 6 of Game of Thrones, specifics are currently thin on the ground.
However, Entertainment Weekly has claimed that while McShane is not expected to appear on screen much, his character will be of huge importance to the season's story arc.
McShane's recent TV roles also include Ray Donovan and American Horror Story: Asylum, while he also played the notorious pirate Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring opposite Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz.
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In the article, Ritchie and Hunnam offer up a few words on how they plan to reinvent the Arthurian legend:
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” states Ritchie. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”
“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler,” adds Hunnam. “He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. »
- Gary Collinson
'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »
- Andre Soares
“Outlander” costume designer Terry Dresbach had the Herculean task of establishing the look of a world that’s almost as foreign to viewers as it is to time-traveling heroine Claire (Caitriona Balfe) — 18th century Scotland. She tells Variety how she adapted the costumes of author Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novel for the screen and found the iconic looks that help Claire and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) look like the heroes they are.
When it comes to building the many varied costumes of “Outlander,” how much do you have to create in-house versus what you can rent or buy elsewhere?
About 98.9 percent. The biggest shock upon arriving in Scotland and starting this show seven weeks before shooting was that we weren’t going to be able to do much in the way of rental and that we were going to have to build hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of costumes, not just the principal cast, »
- Laura Prudom
Penelope Cruz's father has reportedly passed away. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' actress' father Eduardo Cruz is believed to have died early this morning aged 62 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Spain. The brother of Eduardo's wife Carmen Moreno is said to have confirmed the news to Hola! magazine. Medics were reportedly called to the family home at around 2am but could do nothing to save his life, sources told The Truth magazine. The 62-year-old father-of-four lived with his wife Carmen - who he married in April 2014 after 12 years together - and their three-year-old daughter Salma. The couple managed a hair and beauty salon together near their home in La Manga. Eduardo also had three children - Penelope, Monica and Eduardo - from his first marriage to Cruz's mother Encarna Sanchez. While Penelope has had a successful career in Hollywood, Monica »
Robert Rodriguez may be best known for his violent action/crime flicks like Sin City and Desperado, but he's also directed some successful children's adventure movies such as Spy Kids and Sharkboy and Lavagirl, making him a good fit for Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of '60s Hanna-Barbera animated series, Jonny Quest. According to THR, he'll direct and co-write with Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The show focused on the globe-trotting adventures of young Jonny Quest and his father. They were accompanied by Jonny's dog Bandit, a Kolkatan orphan named Hadji, and government agent/bodyguard Race Bannon. It originally ran for only one season, but has since spawned '90s cartoon revivals and comic books. Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting Dan Mazeau's original script, with Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh on board as producers. »
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. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games franchise, The Riot Club, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to star in the soccer legend biopic Robin Friday, to be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball, Disconnect), it was announced today by producers Mike Young, Julian Stone and Paolo Hewitt of Rf Movie Productions Ltd. Financing partners include Global Film Partners’ Daniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, will handle foreign rights and will present the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. De Barros will be supported by her sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of International and Samantha Peel, Director of International Sales and Marketing.
CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for Robin Friday, will represent the film’s North American rights.
Based on the biography »
- Michelle McCue
Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games franchise, Sam Claflin, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to star in the soccer legend biopic Robin Friday, to be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball, Disconnect), it was announced today by producers Mike Young, Julian Stone and Paolo Hewitt of Rf Movie Productions Ltd. Financing partners include Global Film Partners' Daniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael's Paul Cummings and 9Magnan's Meghana Gupta.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine DeBarros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, will handle foreign rights and will present the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. will be supported by her sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of International and Samantha Peel, Director of International Sales and Marketing. CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for Robin Friday, will represent the film's North American rights.
Based on the biography The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw »
Inspector George Gently topped the ratings outside of soaps on Wednesday (May 6), according to overnight data.
The drama series brought in 5.90m (27.9%) at 8pm, while Peter Kay's Car Share followed with 5.15m (24.1%) at 9.30pm.
On BBC Two, Coast Australia interested 910k (5.0%) at 7pm, before Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made was seen by 2.14m (10.4%), and Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe gathered 1.87m (8.6%) at 9pm. Qi followed with 1.35m (7.9%) at 10pm.
ITV's Give a Pet a Home continued with 2.03m (9.9%) at 8pm (1190k/0.5% on +1), while Newzoids amused 1.57m (7.0%) at 9pm (149k/0.9%). The Delivery Man averaged 1.10m (5.2%) at 9.30pm (76k/0.6%).
Channel 5's The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door shocked 1.20m (5.9%) at 8pm (60k/0.3%), before Autopsy brought in 842k (3.8%) at 9pm (72k/0.5%).
"Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Can you face the challenge of the champions? Do you have the courage of the heroes?
"Do you have the will or the skill? Do you have the strength, the speed the heart to be a winner? Deep down in your Soul?"
These were the fundamental questions posed by ITV's original Gladiators, to both the audience and brave contenders who dared to take part. While this particular writer longed to be Lightning (her backflips were to die for), all the seemingly superhuman powerhouses were forces to reckon with - only occasionally tamed by strict referee John Anderson.
Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") is being eyed for a role in the upcoming "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" film. Riz Ahmed ("Four Lions," "Nightcrawler") is in talks to join the cast as well according to The Wrap.
Gareth Edwards directs the spin-off feature which also stars Felicity Jones and possibly Ben Mendelsohn. The project has been described as an action-centric heist film involving a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans to the original Death Star.
Claflin has generally played supporting roles in major blockbusters, but the part he is being eyed for here is said to be much more substantial. "Star Wars: Rogue One" is currently targeting a December 16th 2016 release date. »
- Garth Franklin
Las Vegas - Warner Bros. is still the grand old lady of Hollywood and the studio brought out a slew of stars for its annual CinemaCon presentation. They also, unlike some of their sister studios, pretty much went through their entire slate for 2015 and dipped a toe into 2016. What really got us percolating, however, were the first signs of a Johnny Depp comeback. Depp, who hasn't had a real hit since 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," wasn't physically in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but his appearance in an extended preview for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" was revelatory. "Mass" is a biopic about the notorious Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger who spent 16 years on the run from the FBI. The footage begins with Depp as Bulger at what appears to be a card game or dinner. He begins to joke around with John Morris (David Harbour). Within minutes, »
- Gregory Ellwood
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