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Yesterday, the gods shined down on Comic-Con fans as Starz released the first live action trailer of American Gods during the series’ debut Comic-Con panel. Also, making a very special appearance was Kristin Chenoweth who graced the stage as it was announced she will star in the role of Easter. Once known as Ostara, goddess of spring, Easter still embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name, in an effort to stay relevant.
Check it out the trailer below.
The role of Easter sees Chenoweth reuniting with showrunner Bryan Fuller. The two worked together in Pushing Daises for which Chenoweth received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role.
- Kellvin Chavez
Starz have provided Lrm with a new photo from American Gods, which features Bilquis, played by Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) she is an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world.
Have a look at the new photo below, click on the image for a larger view.
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but »
- Kellvin Chavez
Heading into this weekend at the box office, it was expected to be a very close race between last weekend's winner The Secret Life of Pets and Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters reboot. As it turned out, both movies came in a bit under their weekend projections, but it still remained a close race, with The Secret Life of Pets coming out on top with $50.5 million in its second weekend in theaters. Ghostbusters wasn't too far behind, though, with a solid opening weekend of $46 million.
We were predicting that Secret Life of Pets will drop 40%, which would would put its second weekend total at $62.5 million, since most animated movies don't drop as much as other summer blockbusters. Box Office Mojo reports that The Secret Life of Pets dropped 51.5% with a healthy $11,541 per-screen average. This animated comedy has now taken in an impressive $203.1 million domestically and another $50.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $253.9 million. »
After a lackluster 4th of July holiday at the box office, Universal's animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets breathed new life into the sagging summer season last weekend with a whopping $104.3 million. This surprise hit will face two newcomers this Friday, Sony's Ghostbusters reboot and Broad Green Pictures' The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston. If our predictions are accurate, it should be a close call at the box office, with Ghostbusters just barely beating out The Secret Life of Pets with $64 million.
Animated films don't normally suffer huge drops like many summer blockbusters, so we're predicting that Secret Life of Pets will drop 40%, which would would put its second weekend total at $62.5 million. Of course, with the top two so close together, it could very well turn out the other way around, with The Secret Life of Pets repeating atop the box office, so we'll have to wait and see. »
The 4th of July holiday weekend didn't provided the usual fireworks at the box office, with Pixar's Finding Dory winning for a third weekend in a row with $41.8 million over the three-day frame, and $51.4 million over the four-day holiday. The animated holdover won for its third straight weekend in a row, taking down three newcomers, Disney's The Bfg, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Universal's The Purge: Election Year. This weekend, a different animated movie took th top spot, with Universal's The Secret Life of Pets scoring big with $103.1 million.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment's Secret Life of Pets was also a hit with critics this weekend, earning a solid 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Mojo reports that this animated comedy took in a whopping $23,609 per-screen average from 4,370 theaters. That rollout is the fifth widest of all time, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (4,375), Iron Man 2 »
Press Release: Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga,” “Cuckoo”) has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), on Fox, Season Two of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Lautner is one of the series’ new male leads, playing Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes »
- Derek Anderson
Shooting has commenced in Adelaide on suspense thriller Bad Blood, written and directed by David Pulbrook (Last Dance). As If has previously reported,.the feature will star Adelaide-raised Xavier Samuel (Fury, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) alongside Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, Unbroken). Just announced to be joining them is a supporting cast featuring all South Australian actors, including Tess Fowler (Raising the Bar, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures), Rob Macpherson (Deadline Gallipoli, Danger 5), Elena Carapetis (One Eyed Girl, Burning Man, Look Both Ways) and Patrick Frost (the.Wolf Creek series, Deadline Gallipoli). Casting director Angela Heesom said, .We have been able to find the entire supporting cast out of South Australia which is incredibly exciting. This means, with the inclusion of South Australian lead, Xavier Samuel, it.s a very home grown picture for us all to be making and showcases the extraordinary talents of our local acting community. »
- Staff Writer
Ted Geoghegan took horror fans inside a haunted house in We Are Still Here, and he’ll bring them into the wilderness for his upcoming action horror film, Mohawk. Reuniting Geoghegan with Dark Sky Films and Snowfort Pictures, Mohawk began filming today in upstate New York:
Press Release: Dark Sky Films and Snowfort Pictures have announced they will reteam and continue their multi-picture deal with writer-director Ted Geoghegan on Mohawk, the follow-up to his critical and commercial horror hit We Are Still Here. The film is set to star Tiio Horn (Hemlock Grove, Blank Paige), a Mohawk native herself. Principle photography begins today in upstate New York.
- Derek Anderson
When most movies open with huge box office numbers on their opening weekend, they typically drop a significant amount in their second weekend. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was no different in its second frame in theaters, dipping a massive 68.4% but still remaining atop the box office with $52.3 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo. There were only two new releases opening in theaters, God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks, but neither came close to surpassing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. Still, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, currently standing at a 28% Rotten rating, but the audience score is still overwhelmingly positive, »
Last month, Deadpool set the pace for all superhero movies this year, setting box office records with a $132.4 million opening weekend, en route to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. With the superhero movie's second weekend approaching, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have no trouble staying in the top spot, since the only two newcomers God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks don't stand a chance at unseating this superhero movie, according to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com.
It's always tricky trying to predict the second weekend of a blockbuster like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially since it didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, »
Early box office projections put Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $120 million and $140 million for its opening weekend. This report came shortly after 20th Century Fox's R-rated superhero adventure Deadpool broke records with a $132.4 million opening weekend last month. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ended up surpassing expectations, with Box Office Mojo reporting that it took in an estimated $170 million, the largest pre-summer opening weekend in history.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has now become the highest-grossing movie to ever debut in March, breaking The Hunger Games' record of $152.5 million set in 2012. We reported last week that advanced ticket sales for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are out-pacing Deadpool, which took in a record-breaking $132.4 million over its opening weekend, the highest debut ever for an R-rated movie. The movie has gone on to earn $340.9 million domestically and $390 million internationally for a worldwide haul of $731 million, »
While we normally have to wait for summer before movies put up truly huge box office numbers, fans have been coming out in droves for Deadpool and Zootopia over the past two months. That trend will continue this weekend with Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has been tracking quite well over the past few weeks. With just three days left until it hits theaters, the analysts at Pro.BoxOffice.com are projecting that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will easily take the top spot with a whopping $159 million. If it does manage to hit this projection, it will be the highest-grossing movie to ever debut in March, breaking The Hunger Games' record of $152.5 million set in 2012.
We reported last week that advanced ticket sales for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are out-pacing Deadpool, which took in a record-breaking $132.4 million over its opening weekend, »
Serratos played 'Suzie Crabgrass' in the "Nickelodeon" series "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004).
Serratos' role as 'Angela Weber' in "Twilight" won her the 'Young Supporting Actress' award in the 'Best Performance in a Feature Film' category at the 30th 'Young Artist Awards'.
In 2011, she appeared in 'The Black Keys' video for their song "Howlin' for You".
She played the recurring character of 'Rosita Espinosa' in the fourth season of AMC's series "The Walking Dead"...
...making her first appearance at the end of the 10th episode, "Inmates".
She continued the role in the series' fifth and sixth season, being promoted to a series regular.
In the March 2015 issue of "Playboy" magazine, »
- Michael Stevens
The reason Hollywood keeps making sequels? They make the most profit, on the whole...
A new piece of research by Forbes has concluded that if you want to make serious cash from a blockbuseter movie then you need to be in the sequel business.
Taking figures provided by The Numbers, it analysed a list of what it reckoned to be the most profitable films ever – albeit by a fairly crude formula, that we’ll come to in a second – and discovered that 15 of the 20 films concerned were sequels.
The crude formula? It took the estimated cost of production of the film concerned, a figure that in truth is impossible to gleam at the best of times, and took away the worldwide income to the studio. Income, though, isn’t the same as profit. $1 taken at the box office in the Us returns more money to a movie »
With a title like that, do you even need to know more? Yeah? Well, it stars 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed. And Adrienne Barbeau from Swamp Thing and Creepshow. (Fun Fact: Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease! And got a Tony nom for it! What!) And Bill Maher, before he got all respectable with his own HBO show and all. To avoid an avocado shortage, an anthropology professor (Tweed!) heads into the avocado jungle of Southern California to confront the man-eating Piranha Women tribe. How the cannibals are affecting the avocado crops is anyone’s guess. But, hey, I live in SoCal, and »
- Harker Jones
Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April. Here's what author Neil Gaiman had to say about the casting in a statement.
"I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts."
Starz and FremantleMedia North America announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.
Neil Gaiman said:
“I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”
“We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel »
- Kellvin Chavez
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is undoubtedly a major success, breaking box office records at a break-neck pace. It has already surpassed Avatar as the highest-grossing domestic movie of all time, and it may have the longevity to break that film's all-time global record of $2.7 billion. While we wait to see what box office records it can break next, a new TV spot has arrived, which features one of the most beloved moments of the movie: Bb-8's "thumbs up."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home five Oscar nominations a few days ago, although most were in technical categories such as sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects and film editing, along with a nod for John Williams' original score. In more recent years, the Academy has given Best Picture nods to big-budget blockbusters like Gravity and American Sniper, but they were both ultimately shut out of all the major awards. »
In just four short weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered box office records left and right, breaking Avatar's six year record to become the highest grossing domestic film of all time. While we'll have to wait and see if this blockbuster will get any Oscar nominations this week, director J.J. Abrams chimed in about the possibility of his beloved movie being recognized by the Academy. Here's what the director had to say during the TCA winter tour, courtesy of Comic Book Movie.
"There are certain people that I know deserve it definitely and it would be wonderful if they got it. I feel like the gift of working on that film is such that I don't need any further validation than the movie being out there and people liking the movie. There are people that I will be disappointed if they don't get nominated because I think that »
Earlier this week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens passed Avatar's $760.5 million mark to become the highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office. This blockbuster still has some work to do before becoming the top-grossing movie globally, but this weekend, the movie passed Jurassic World's gross of $1.669 billion as the #3 movie of all time. It still has some work to do before passing Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion) to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
This weekend marked Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opening in China, where it set yet another record. The movie's $52.6 million two-day China opening set a new record as the biggest Saturday/Sunday Middle Kingdom debut of all time. The movie has now earned $812 million domestically and $921.4 million internationally for a global total of $1.733 billion worldwide. The movie still has to earn another $1 billion to break Avatar's global record, but the »
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