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Back in 2008 I posted an article headlined "MTV Proves Their Irrelevance with 2008 MTV Movie Award Winners". Since then I haven't posted an article announcing any of the winners at the MTV Movie Awards and only last year did I begin posting the nominees once again. This morning I posted the list of 2014 MTV Movie Award nominees and one of the first comments was, "Since when does Ros cover the MTV awardsc This doesn't feel right." I can understand the sentiment, but in this day and age is there much of an argument that makes an award show such as the Oscars any more prestigious than the MTV Movie Awardsc Just a couple days ago, John Horn at the "Los Angeles Times" quoted two Oscar voters who privately admitted they didn't see 12 Years a Slave but voted for it anyway. They didn't watch it because they felt it "would be upsetting »
- Brad Brevet
This Friday you’ll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire via Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. It’s easily my favorite of the three books and I just loved what they did with the games. Check out the official press release below which includes info on a bonus feature sneak peek at Divergent!
“Spectacular in every sense of the word.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The Explosive #1 Motion Picture Of 2013 Becomes The Most Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Of The Year The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Second Installment of The Hunger Games Blockbuster Franchise Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View March 7 From Lionsgate Theatrical Release Has Generated Nearly $420 Million At The Domestic Box Office and over $850 Million Worldwide
Santa Monica, CA (January 24, 2014) – The blockbuster second film of »
- Jess Orso
In addition to thanking her family, costars, agent and publicist in her Oscar speech, Cate Blanchett also used her time at the podium to offer some sociopolitical commentary.
“Those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences,” said the “Blue Jasmine” star. ”They are not [niche experiences]. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.”
She elaborated on this point backstage.
“Every year I watch this thing remotely, and every year there are 5, 6, 10, 12, 20 performances by women that I am gobsmacked by and inspired by,” she told the journalists in the press room. “And you know, it gets whittled down to five … And I mean, to be in conversation with those women, you know, by proxy, because we are all crammed together into one category, I mean, that’s the privilege. »
- Francesca Bacardi
Paris – “Superchondriac,” the latest comedy from “Welcome to the Sticks” director Dany Boon, has notched up a standout first-five-day 1.7 million admissions in France – roughly $15.2 million in box office – according to its French distributor, Pathe.
B.O. figure makes for the biggest bow in France since “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” in November 2012.
Boon’s previous comedy, “Nothing to Declare,” scored more – about $19.9 million – but played 1,036 screens vs. “Superchondriac’s” 836.
“With an admission/screen average of 2040, it’s a fantastic first weekend for ‘Superchondriac,’ though the weekend has been slightly lower than could have be expected, especially on Sunday,” said Eric Marti, Rentrak general manager, France.
Sunday saw brilliant sunshine in France, tempting many people to go out and about. Significantly, “Superchondriac’s” France/Paris ratio was an amazing 8:2, when four is already considered a good average, Marti said, adding that Boon’s fourth feature as a director is »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
It’s a locked-plane mystery! The text is coming from inside the plane! Well, actually… maybe it isn’t? There’s a delicious cleverness to this very silly but very entertaining flick. I’m “biast” (pro): the trailer looked like fun
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
If you have some ghosts that need to be exorcised — metaphorically speaking, that is, such as, say, the cultural ghosts of 9/11 — and you want them to stay exorcised, you could do worse than to call on Liam Neeson. He has a very particular set of skills, you see, skills acquired over a very long career as an actor. He can be machinelike badass and lip-quiveringly flawed human at the same time. So he makes us moviegoers like him, and more importantly, he makes us trust him.
Trust that, for another instance, he will look for, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The film’s first tracking report, released Thursday, indicates that the sci-fi adventure could meet early estimates of a $175 million total domestic gross. Given that the first “Twilight” movie had a $70 million opening weekend (with help from a Thanksgiving weekend berth), Lionsgate and Summit may have yet another hit young adult movie.
However, the tracking numbers are a far cry from the first “Hunger Games” film, which opened at $152 million. Together, the two franchises have grossed almost $5 billion globally so far.
The studio has already scheduled two additional “Divergent” installments, “Insurgent” and “Allegiant.” The three films are each slated a year apart, with the final two hitting theaters in March 2015 and March 2016. The company hasn’t announced whether it »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Anchor Bay Films and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today debuted the trailer for their upcoming action thriller In the Blood , starring former Mma Fighter/Action Star Gina Carano ( Fast and the Furious 6 , Haywire ). Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers ! Set for release in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4, In the Blood also stars Cam Gigandet ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2 ), Luis Guzmán ( We.re the Millers , The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ), Amaury Nolasco ( The Rum Diary , .Prison Break.), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (.The Good Wife.), Treat Williams (.Chicago Fire.), Stephen Lang ( Avatar ) and Danny Trejo ( Machete ). It was directed by John Stockwell ( Blue Crush , Into the Blue ) and was written by Bennett »
Anchor Bay Films, in a joint distribution with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will release In the Blood simultaneously in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4. They've also released a poster and a number of new stills from the action thriller, which you can check out in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page. In the Blood stars former Mma Fighter/Action Star Gina Carano ( Fast and the Furious 6 , Haywire ) along with an ensemble cast that includes Cam Gigandet ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2 ), Luis Guzmán ( We.re the Millers , The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ), Amaury Nolasco ( The Rum Diary , .Prison Break.), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (.The Good Wife.), Treat Williams (.Chicago Fire.), Stephen Lang ( Avatar ) and Danny Trejo ( Machete ). The film »
The Celtic Studios hierarchy has promoted Patrick Mulhearn to executive director of Celtic Studios, which is now completely owned and operated locally. Mulhearn will focus on business development and long-term growth of Celtic Studios and the Media Centre.
Aaron Bayham is named director of studio operations at the Celtic Media Centre, Derek Elkins becomes manager of operations and production services and Brooke Laney will serve as marketing and events coordinator for the studio.
The Celtic Media Centre is the largest design-built studio facility in the State, covering nearly 150,000sq ft of stage space, 90,000sq ft of office space and eight acres of paved and unpaved backlot for set construction or future development.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The designer made up his own rules when it came to his Fall 2014 designs and playfully broke from tradition. The result? A bold collection we can’t wait to see on his fashion-forward fans, like KStew!
When it comes to fur, J.Mendel was definitely not afraid to incorporate the fabric into as many designs as he possibly could. Inspired by the geometric color play in the film Ballets Russess, J.Mendel designed a mix of furs, colors, textures and patterns to create an astonishing yet gorgeous Fall 2014 collection. We weren’t the only people in the audience falling in love with these perfect Fall looks. In fact, two gorgeous ladies, Anna Kendrick and Kelly Rutherford, enjoyed front row seats of the show pointing out their favorite J.Mendel looks. The designer’s geometric designs and mix of bold furs made a fabulous statement on the runway — and we can »
- HL Intern
Rob is working on his new film ‘Life’ in Toronto, Canada, and HollywoodLife.com has learned that he extended an invitation to Kristen to visit him in the country where they first fell in love. How romantic!
Maybe Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be celebrating a belated Valentine’s Day together after all. After months apart,the Twilight co-stars could reunite in Canada, as a source tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that the country holds a special place in both Kristen and Rob’s hearts.
From London and Morocco to Paris and New York, both Rob and Kristen have been all over the world during the past several months. So will the two finally meet up in one of their favorite countries with their favorite four-legged friends?
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- HL Intern
London — Russian cinema has a new box office champion: Jason Flemyng starrer “Viy 3D” has grossed more than Rubles 1 billion ($28.4 million) after two weeks, with a further Rubles 165 million ($4.7 million) taken in neighboring Ukraine.
The fantasy action pic, which is directed by Oleg Stepchenko, and produced by Alexey A. Petrukhin and Alexander Culicov, is based on the short story of the same name by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. Event Film is handling international sales.
It tells the story of English cartographer Jonathan Green (Flemyng), who sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in the forest.
In its second weekend, the film took Rubles 238 million ($6.78 million), which was the best weekend B.O. perf in Russia. In Ukraine, its box office was a stellar Rubles 113 million ($3.22 million). Pic is being released by Universal.
In its first weekend in Russia, »
- Leo Barraclough
Hollywood loves to jump on a bandwagon. In an industry designed to generate the highest amount of revenue possible, studios will always be more inclined to hedge their bets on something that has already proven successful before. This is why original movies are becoming more and more scarce, with studios continually taking the safe option of making sequels, reboots, remakes and adaptations.
For example, when Michael Bay’s Transformers spawned a $2.7bn franchise the likes of GI Joe and Battleship were fast-tracked to the big screen. Similarly, the success of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction a decade previously saw the mid-90s become filled with pop culture referencing movies with fractured timelines. Whether it be a great high-concept pitch that spawned a dozen inferior rip-offs, a long dormant genre that was reinvigorated by one critical and commercial hit, or a cost-effective way of making and marketing movies, this »
- Scott Campbell
The company says that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire helped it to generate record profit margins in the last three months of 2013, its fiscal Q3. The basic numbers look strong with net income of $88.8M, +134.6% vs the period last year, on revenues of $839.9M, +13%. The top line exceeded forecasts for $834M. And diluted earnings at 59 cents a share were well ahead of the consensus prediction of 44 cents. Motion Picture segment revenues were +12% to $757.6M as theatrical revenue increased 44% to $277.6M, a quarterly record. But home entertainment slipped 13.9% to $200.7M as the company had just three releases at the end of 2013 vs six the previous year. TV licensing for the Motion Picture unit increased 7% to $105.8M with titles including the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn –Part 2, Snitch, and Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor. And licensing deals with streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu helped filmed entertainment library revenues to rise 10% $148.6M. »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor
A round-up of the latest TV news:
- "Dancing With the Stars" fans should get excited about the Wednesday, Feb. 5 episode of "The Exes," which sees Season 3 guest-star Leah Remini reuniting for a dance number with her "DWTS" partner Tony Dovolani. [Twitter]
- David Schwimmer has a new pilot in the works at ABC titled "Irreversible," about a self-absorbed couple and the problems they often cause for themselves. The "Friends" alum plays one half of the couple, a pessimistic writer named Andy. [TV Guide]
- Now that his run on "Homeland" has come to an end, Damian Lewis is looking to find some new work on the small screen. It's being reported that Lewis is in talks to play King Henry VIII in a six-part BBC Two production of the historical fiction novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up The Bodies." Mark Rylance is already playing the part of Thomas Cromwell. The project is »
Toni Trucks (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) has been tapped for a regular role on TNT’s legal dramedy Franklin & Bash. Trucks will play Anita Herrera, the new recruit Attorney for the Franklin & Bash offices, a tough, smart and attractive Georgetown lawyer with a great sense of humor who can hold her own with the big boys. Trucks appeared as a recurring on CBS’ Hostages and next will be seen in Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She is repped by Greene & Associates and Rugolo Entertainment. Jocko Sims has been upped to regular on TNT’s The Last Ship. Executive produced by Michael Bay, the series revolves around the crew of a lone naval destroyer after a global pandemic who must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. Sims plays Dalton Burk, a charismatic, fit and tough Navy lieutenant »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The third installment of the Hunger Games film franchise has an utterly unwieldy title (what hast thou wrought, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1?) — and, as of today, a cool new poster that marries the book’s memorable cover image with a healthy dose of flames. It’s also reminiscent of Catching Fire’s first “motion poster,” as well as a similar image released way back in July 2011 to promote the first Hunger Games movie
In other words: The campaign begins as it always begins… but if Mockingjay the novel is any indication, the film’s advertisements may start treading »
- Hillary Busis
Calm down everyone and deep breaths, for we present to you the first teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and it’s, well, pretty similar to the other posters.
Still, the last book from Suzanne Collins’ successful series has been broken into two parts, which seems to be happening more regularly now after Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn were both split when they were brought to the big screen.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 again stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson and is slated to be released on November 21st.
The post First Teaser Poster For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Ellen Daniels
Kellan Lutz ‘The Legend of Hercules’: New Summit release has 0% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating (photo: Gaia Weiss and shirtless Kellan Lutz in ‘The Legend of Hercules’) Starring Kellan Lutz, best known as the hunky and likable vampire Emmett in the Twilight movies, The Legend of Hercules opens today, January 10, 2014, in North America. That’s the good news for Kellan Lutz fans. Now, the bad news: The Legend of Hercules isn’t about to become the next Spartacus — or even the next Gladiator. “The only thing epic about The Legend of Hercules is what a failure it is,” writes Stephanie Merry in the Washington Post, while Newsday‘s Rafer Guzman’s complains that “this painfully feeble version of the strongman story fails on every level, from Lutz’s wooden acting to the styrofoam special effects.” In fact, out of 35 reviews, the Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures release has a 0% approval rating »
- Zac Gille
Back in March, we reported that Forest Whitaker is producing the biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, along with the comedian's widow Jennifer Pryor. Today, we have word that Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy have emerged as front runners to play Richard Pryor, with Lee Daniels in negotiations to direct for The Weinstein Company.
The trio of actors represent vastly different age groups, although the 26-year-old Michael B. Jordan and 41-year-old Marlon Wayans are considered the front runners. The project is said to center on the comedian's life in his 30s, though it isn't known if Michael B. Jordan can be aged-up through makeup to take on the role. Both Marlon Wayans and the 51-year-old Eddie Murphy had previously been attached to the gestating biopic at different points in development, which once had Bill Condon set to direct.
The project fell apart when he »
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