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Furious 7 to Receive the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award,” While Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Receive the “Hollywood Song Award” for Their Hit “See You Again” From the Furious 7 Soundtrack Asif Kapadia to Receive the “Hollywood Documentary Award” for Amy Additional Honorees Announced in the Categories of Cinematography, Composer, Editing, Visual Effects, Sound, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hairstyling and Production Design Hollywood, CA, (October 5, 2015) dick clark productions (dcp) announced today that Universal Pictures’ box-office smash Furious 7 will receive the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award,” while Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will receive the “Hollywood Song Award” for their massive hit “See You Again” from the film’s soundtrack.In addition, the “Hollywood Documentary Award” will be bestowed on director Asif Kapadia for his work on Amy. The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official »
This adorable old lady has taught the entire world a valuable lesson (aside from that we still have much to learn from our elders). The above photo was taken during the Black Mass film premiere in Brookline, Mass., and the internet can't get enough. And rightfully so! While everyone else in the crowd was eager to capture the event on their phones, this woman was spotted actually enjoying the moment how it was meant to be enjoyed—in real time. Who knows, perhaps the screen on her phone cracked when she flung it across the room after losing a round of Bingo and she just happened to be without it at the premiere. Whichever it is, that smile on her face is a nice reminder to »
Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. The Martian - $55.0 million ($55.0 million total) 2. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $33.0 million ($90.5 million total) 3. Sicario - $12.0 million ($15.0 million total) 4. The Intern - $11.6 million ($36.5 million total) 5. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - $7.6 million ($63.2 million total) 6. Black Mass - $5.9 million ($52.5 million total) 7. Everest - $5.5 million ($33.1 million total) 8. The Visit - $3.9 million ($56.9 million total) 9. War Room - $2.8 million ($60.5 million total) 10. The Perfect Guy - $2.4 million ($52.6 million total) The Big Stories "It's like 'Gravity' meets 'Cast Away'." That is what I heard one industry executive (or uncreative reviewer...
- Erik Childress
Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race -- her first). Kurt Russell and Bruce Dern seem like they have the showiest parts (rumor has it Samuel L. Jackson will be going lead), putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies") Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation"), Seth Rogen ("Steve Jobs"), Joel Egerton ("Black Mass"), Harvey Keitel ("Youth"), Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight"), Jason Segel ("The End of The Tour") and Benicio Del Toro ("Sicario") are among the many actors already in this race, and we still have so many performances left to. »
- Peter Knegt
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
The host of the first awards ceremony of the season also announced honors for ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘The Danish Girl,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Suffragette.’
At the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, Furious 7, the Universal sequel that is now the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, will be feted with the Hollywood Blockbuster Award and Hollywood Song Award, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The former will go to the cast and the latter will go to Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, composers of “See You Again,” which held the top spot on multiple Billboard charts.
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- Patrick Shanley
After the first trailer was released back in July at Comic Con, Deadpool instantly became one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2016. While it isn't known when the next trailer will debut, composer Tom Holkenberg, a.k.a. Junkie Xl, revealed over the weekend that he will be providing the score for this upcoming superhero movie. The composer announced that he starts work on the score on Monday.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
While not the horror movie the title conjures up, October began with a strong start thanks to The Martian. With an estimated $55 million, director Ridley Scott and Matt Damon have been earning high marks from critics and audiences, though it will probably need a few more weekends like this if it hopes to make back its $108 million in costs. In fact, very little in release conjures up the spooks and scares typical of this time of year, with Hotel Transylvania 2 being the only thing even close. With an estimated $33 million weekend, the undisclosed budget may not be much of a problem, as the film has grossed $150.3 million worldwide. However, bigger budgets are netting smaller returns, as even the very acclaimed Sicario (estimated $12.1 million) opened to wide release and has so far pulled in only $15.1 million against a $30 million budget. In fact, only three films on the list with listed »
- Seth Paul
Coming in at No. 2 is Hotel Transylvania 2 with $33 million, followed by Sicario at No. 3 with $12.1 million, The Intern at No. 4 with $11.6 million and The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials at No. 5 with $7.7 million.
Black Mass came in at No. 6 with $5.9 million, Everest at No. 7 with $5.5 million, The Visit at No. 8 with $3.9 million, War Room at No. 9 with $2.8 million and The Perfect Guy at No. 10 with $2.4 million.
Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Fox’s ‘The Martian’ blasts off in 50 global territories with a $100.2 million debut that has the film topping the box office charts in North America and internationally by capitalizing on great word-of-mouth and critical raves.
The Walk brought in only $1,550,000 in 448 cinemas bringing its total to a disappointing $1.972 million.
- Movie Geeks
Going into the weekend, many box office prognosticators were wondering if director Ridley Scott's The Martian could break the October opening weekend record set two years ago by Gravity, which earned $55.7 million in its first weekend in theaters. As it turns out, The Martian gave a valiant effort, but came up just short, taking in an estimated $55 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Of course, the film is still in great shape, earning back nearly half of its $108 million budget after just three days in theaters.
The Martian was widely beloved by critics, earning a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, opening in 3,831 theaters for an impressive $14,357 per-screen average. If these estimates hold true when the actual numbers roll in tomorrow, The Martian will have fell just $700,000 short of Gravity's October box office record, but it is still an impressive showing nonetheless. The Martian was the only new movie opening wide this weekend, »
Following on from his acclaimed work for this year's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and to a lesser extent "Black Mass" and "Run All Night," he has confirmed that he's beginning work this week on the score for the upcoming high profile "Deadpool" film.
On Monday I will start on @deadpoolmovie !!!! So excited!!! pic.twitter.com/BvztrZxiFG
— Tom Holkenborg (@Junkie_XL) October 4, 2015
This would mark his second superhero film for not just 2016 but for that quarter as he also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the score for Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice". Other works by Junkie Xl on the way soon include the "Point Break" remake and the Nicholas Hoult-led dark satire "Kill Your Friends". »
- Garth Franklin
At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Harvey Weinstein vowed to get Jake Gyllenhaal an Oscar nomination for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw” after the actor was shockingly passed over for a nod in last year’s “Nightcrawler.” It appears that wasn’t just lip service: The Weinstein Company announced Thursday that the film will be re-released on more than 300 screens tomorrow, Oct. 2.
The move gives the film a chance “to be seen by a more drama- and awards-focused fall audience,” according to the distributor. Added TWC President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment Erik Lomis, the re-release “gives more serious-minded audiences who may have missed it the first time around a chance to see a film that we feel is a very serious contender.”
It would certainly be tough to make an impact with an earlier release in a category that is, as ever, very competitive. So a re-release helps. »
- Kristopher Tapley
You're going to hear references to Gravity a lot this weekend. One critic says Robert Zemeckis' The Walk "does what Gravity did for outer space" while Ridley Scott's The Martian is not only an outer space-set drama, but could possibly challenge Gravity's October opening weekend record, which was set this same weekend two years ago. However, those Gravity references may be short-lived if neither film is able to live up to the success the seven-time Oscar winner found two years ago. We'll begin with The Martian, a film based on Andy Weir's highly successful, self-published sci-fi novel, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. I caught the film at the Toronto Film Festival and could immediately tell it was going to be a moneymaker. It's a crowd-pleaser of the highest sort, but that $55.7 million October opening record set by Gravity looms large. In The Martian »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
With the 53rd New York Film Festival well under way, many east coast Academy members are enjoying films that hope to earn some attention at this year’s awards. The widely-held public assumption, however, is that the majority of Academy voters reside on the west coast.
Possibly as a result of this belief, many Oscar contenders are set in and around Hollywood. Best picture winners Argo, The Artist, and Crash are recent examples with major plotlines revolving around Los Angeles.
Yet, this year, there are serious Oscar hopefuls set in other major American cities. Could this shift in locale be disastrous with the largely west coast-based Academy?
Five films this season that are receiving major Oscar buzz for their performances and direction are set in New York City.
Brooklyn, the 1950’s-set romantic drama, premiered earlier this year at Sundance and received a very warm welcome »
- Patrick Shanley
Thanks to StudioCanal we have our first look at the upcoming A Bigger Splash, a new film that stars Tilda Swinton (Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive), Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall, Grand Budapest Hotel) Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, Black Mass) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Far From The Madding Crowd, The Danish Girl). The film debuts at this month’s London Film Festival.
Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun. Luca Guadagnin directs the film, and had the following to say in today’s official release from the studio. “Our »
- Paul Heath
The outer space thriller is outselling “Gravity” at a similar point in its sales cycle, Fandango reports. The ticket service didn’t say how much the film was outpacing “Gravity” by, but it does report that “The Martian” currently accounts for 54% of weekend ticket sales.
Despite the robust pre-sales, tracking services aren’t predicting that “The Martian” will overtake “Gravity” as the top October debut in history. It is currently projected to gross $45 million, which is short of “Gravity’s” record-holding $55.8 million launch.
- Brent Lang
Whitey Bulger was once of those "ideas" that multiple studios wanted a piece of. A few years ago, there were a couple of Bulger biopics in development, with each one racing, in typical fashion, to be the first one out of the gate and ultimately command the attention at the box office. One of those films turned out to be Black Mass, which we saw a few weeks ago, starring Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Trainspotting 2: Danny Boyle has confirmed that the Trainspotting sequel is really going to happen, so long as everything goes according to plan, with shooting set for next May/June. Boyle says it will be another very tight production given the schedules of Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle in particular and that this sequel won't be named after nor does it have anything to do with Irvine Welsh's sequel to her own book, which is titled Porno. [THR] Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels: France's On Animation Studios (The Little Prince) is aiming for The Lego Movie level success with their own movie based on an iconic toy line. They've teamed up with Cross Creek Pictures (Black Mass) for an animated feature based...
- Christopher Campbell
Although there is only one new movie opening in wide release, plus another that expands nationwide, it is already shaping up to be a big weekend at the box office, following the record-breaking numbers put up by Hotel Transylvania last week. The animated sequel took in $47.5 million during its first few days, the highest opening ever in the month of September. But this weekend, Ridley Scott's The Martian is looking to set the box office on fire. According to the projections at BoxOffice.com, the outer space thriller is eyeing a massive $52 million debut, although it will face some competition from Lionsgate's Sicario, which goes wide after an incredible run in limited release. Still, The Martian has a shot of breaking some fall box office records of its own, if it opens higher than these projections
The Martian is expected to open in approximately 3,750 theaters nationwide starting October 2, with »
It’s perhaps appropriate that a film called “Truth” is gearing up for this year’s awards race, with other movies on the circuit already weathering the usual criticisms regarding the dramatization of real-life events.
At the Telluride Film Festival, “Steve Jobs” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin got out in front of the fact that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn’t necessarily present things accurately. “Art isn’t about what happened,” Sorkin said at the time. “You can see a very good piece of journalism about him.” The goal, he said, was to make a “painting” rather than a “photograph.”
Last season, Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was blindsided by criticisms over accuracy late in the year, kicking off a cycle of pieces that didn’t help its chances. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” took its share of knocks as well. We’re also three years removed from the unprecedented Congressional takedown of »
- Kristopher Tapley
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