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Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

23 May 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions.

The news comes as the Weinstein Company U.S. pickup “Macbeth,” co-financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal world premiered at Cannes to impressive reviews, and the Studiocanal-sold “Early Man” and competition player “Mon roi” have near sold out at Cannes.

The Studiocanal-Impuls pact takes in Studiocanal’s flagship titles at Cannes such as Aardman’s Nick Park-directed “Early Man,” unveiled just before the market, Stephen Frears’ “The Program” (pictured) with Ben Foster, “We Are Your Friends,” nWave’s “Robinsoe Crusoe,” the latest Ben Stassen 3D movie, and the “Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project,” from James Marsh, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Studiocanal’s Marsh and Pierre Mazars, VP of international sales, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Evan Ross' Memorial Day Weekend Playlist: Eight Songs to Get Your Summer Started

22 May 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A few months ago, Evan Ross released a lyric video for his new song, "How to Live Alone." The song was inspired by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor's wife, Ashlee Simpson. In short, Ross, 26, sings about how he'd rather live alone than be without his true love. (The two married in August and Simpson, 30, is now pregnant with their first child.) Ross, whose mom is music legend Diana Ross, has now released a new version of the song that features T.I. Available on iTunes, "How to Live Alone" will be the first single from Ross' upcoming debut album. "This song means so much to me, as a songwriter and also for what it stands for," he tells me. "I feel so lucky to »

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Francis Lawrence's adaptation of The Odyssey will be at least two movies

22 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Last month we learned that Francis Lawrence would continue his working relationship with Lionsgate and The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson by helming an adaptation of The Odyssey by Homer. At that time, it was up in the air whether or not this adaptation would consist of a single film or be the start of a multi-film franchise; today we found out that it's definitely the latter. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed today that the plan is to develop at least two movies from the »

- Kevin Fraser

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Lionsgate’s The Odyssey Adaptation Will Be At Least Two Movies

22 May 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This year, Lionsgate finds itself in the same position that Warner Bros. was in a few years back. Its golden goose franchise—The Hunger Games—is coming to an end, and the studio is trying to find ways to bolster up its slate. Given that Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1 were the #1 and #2 movies, respectively, of 2013 and 2014, it’s certainly gonna hurt not to have that kind of revenue coming in next year. But the studio is doing all it can to get some new franchises going, and fresh off this morning’s news that Now You See Me 3 is already in development comes word that the studio’s upcoming adaptation of The Odyssey will span a number of films. We learned last month that director Francis Lawrence—who has helmed every Hunger Games film except the first—is reteaming with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate on an »

- Adam Chitwood

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Exclusive: Behind-the-scenes clip from ‘Wild’ & more inspirational female film characters

22 May 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Wild, out on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 25th, we’ve got an exclusive clip to share with you plus a great feature that takes a look at some inspirational female film creations.

Wild recounts the reckless behaviour of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her. First up, here’s your clip:

Wonderfully, women playing strong, iconic and inspirational characters in film has grown over the decades. From famous icons such as Lucile Ball to Jennifer Lawrence – women in film today have created some of the most inspirational characters, touching hearts and minds worldwide.

Some of these characters have represented the challenges, »

- Dan Bullock

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Here's the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones Crossover You Always Wanted

22 May 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Neville Longbottom is starring in a movie with Daenerys Targaryen and Finnick Odair! This week, Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis took to Instagram to share a cute picture with Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke, as the two stars are filming the movie adaptation of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Emilia isn't the only Game of Thrones actor in the movie, either; Charles Dance, aka Tywin Lannister, is also in the film. As if those crossovers aren't exciting enough, Sam Claflin from The Hunger Games also stars in the film opposite Clarke, with the pair playing the main characters, William and Louisa. Lewis's role hasn't been confirmed, but he and Claflin already look to be getting along, as they posed for a picture in matching shirts, calling out the fact that they also share the same birthday. Too cute, right? Keep reading for more pictures of the cast hanging out together, »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Two new posters for Magic Mike Xxl

22 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this summer, Warner Bros. has debuted two new posters for upcoming stripper sequel Magic Mike Xxl, which we have for you here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Magic Mike Xxl

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike Xxl” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

Magic Mike Xxl opens in the States on July »

- Gary Collinson

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Boychoir’s Garrett Wareing Celebrating Independence Day 2

22 May 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The cast for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2 is shaping up to be a mixture of familiar and fresh faces, with franchise vets and newcomers both factoring into the new film. Today brings word that up-and-comer Garrett Wareing, who recently broke out in the acclaimed drama Boychoir, has booked a supporting role in the pic.

Wareing will play a boy who winds up in hiding with America’s First Family when aliens return to menace humankind.

He joins a cast of franchise newbies including Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Liam Hemsworth (ParanoiaThe Hunger Games), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Travis Tope (Men, Women & Children), Sela Ward (Gone Girl) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), along with returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch.

Details are under wraps, but Independence Day 2 will find a new generation, including the stepson (Usher) of Will Smith’s fast-talking pilot, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Hunger Games’ Team Developing Multiple ‘Odyssey’ Movies for Lionsgate

22 May 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is planning to develop at least two movies from Homer’s “The Odyssey” with “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson attached.

CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday in response to a question during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Our deal with Francis contemplates more than one movie,” he said.

Lionsgate announced on April 6 that it was launching development of “The Odyssey” with Lawrence directing and Jacobson producing, but made no mention of more than one movie at that point.

Lawrence took over directing duties on the final three “Hunger Games” movies (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2”) after Gary Ross exited following the first film. Jacobson has also produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.

Peter Craig, who co-wrote the two “Mockingjay” films, is penning the script for “The Odyssey.”

“The Odyssey” is believed to have been »

- Dave McNary

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The Show Must Go On As Lionsgate Greenlights Third Installment Of Now You See Me

22 May 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From humble sleeper hit to bona fide series, the story behind Lionsgate’s Now You See Me franchise has been one riddled with success, and even though The Second Act isn’t set to slink into theaters until 2016, the studio has went one step further to greenlight a third installment in the crime caper franchise.

Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the studio has entered the “early planning” stage in relation to the threequel, and a Now You See Me 3 dovetails with the company’s plan to double down on bankable franchises. Back in 2013, the original movie pulled in an impressive $350 million at the worldwide box office off the back of a $75 million budget, and Lionsgate will be hoping to increase this profit margin moving forward.

In fact, it’s a trend seen across the studio’s roster of IP, what with the »

- Michael Briers

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Lionsgate Earnings, Revenues Decline in Fourth Quarter

21 May 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has reported earnings of $19.6 million, or 14 cents a share, for its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on March 31 — down 60% from a year ago — in a report that left investors unshaken.

The studio’s fiscal year earnings increased 20% to $181.8 million. Quarterly revenues, on the other hand, dropped 10% to $646.1 million and fiscal year revenues declined 9% to $2.4 billion.

The report was issued Thursday after the market closed but Wall Street appeared to take the news in stride. The stock rose 12 cents to $32.10 a share in after-hours trading. 

Lionsgate noted it had 10 wide release films in the fiscal year compared to 13 in the prior year. It anticipates 14 wide release theatrical films in the current fiscal year.

Free cash flow in the quarter jumped 161% to $157.2 million as of March 31. Free cash flow for all of fiscal 2015 was $261.6 million, marking the third straight year in which Lionsgate delivered over $250 million in free cash flow.

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- Dave McNary

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New footage in latest Terminator Genisys TV spot

21 May 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have continued the promotional push for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel/reboot Terminator Genisys with a new TV spot for the film, which you can watch below…

See Also: Character posters for Terminator Genisys

When John Connor (Jason Clarke, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Insurgent) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) 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, The Terminator), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

Terminator Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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Principal Photography Begins On The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1; The Divergent Series: ‪Insurgent‬ Coming to Blu-ray August 4

20 May 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lionsgate announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, the third installment of the blockbuster Divergent action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts.

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, in Allegiant Part 1 Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.

Golden Globe nominated Jeff Daniels joins the cast.

Returning cast members include Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, as well as Mekhi Phifer and Daniel Dae Kim.

Other new cast members also include Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård.

Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke »

- Michelle McCue

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How the year 2012 helped redefine blockbuster movies

20 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...

The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.

Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.

The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »

- simonbrew

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Our 5 Favourite Predestined Heroes: From the Boy Who Lived to The One

20 May 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Oh, the prophesized hero – the well-worn (but much-loved) trope of fantasy films and actioners alike.

There are so many heroes that almost fit into this category.

You could argue that The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen – forced into heroics by militarized peer-pressure – or any of the time-travelling Connors in the Terminator franchise were “predestined” of some sort to be heroes. EvenStar Wars' Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi with more midichlorians than he deserves, had a handful of heroic moments before he turned to the Dark Side – and sometimes a hero’s prophecy turns out to be bogus, like in The Lego Movie.

But, for now, let’s just stick to the prophesized protagonists – those select few who became legends (and more often than not received mysterious names starting with “The”) before they even earned it.

Here are just five of our favourite “Chosen Ones” on film. For more, check out the »

- Sasha James

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Is this Big Brother or The Hunger Games? Housemates moan about food

20 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's one week into Big Brother and the housemates have already started talking about becoming cannibals.

The whole group discussed how hungry they were yesterday, leading Harriet Jackson to say: "We'll have to start eating each other."

Jack McDermott - whom Sarah Greenwood and Kieran McLeod thought was finding the lack of food very difficult - seemed to be on board with the proposal, saying: "I'm not going to lie... I might turn to cannibalism."

Luckily for the housemates, they had a chance to win some food - and apparently save themselves - with this week's shopping task, although Nick Henderson admitted that he gives up on things "so easily".

"You won't if you're starving, mate," Harriet replied. "You've got to fight for your life. You've got to think this is The Hunger Games."

Until they received more food, the group discussed how to eke out their rations, with Kieran »

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Peter & Wendy: Stanley Tucci cast as Captain Hook in Peter Pan TV drama

20 May 2015 12:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Stanley Tucci and pop-star Paloma Faith will star in ITV’s interpretation of the Peter Pan story, Peter & Wendy…

If you haven’t heard about the project before, Peter & Wendy is an upcoming ITV television movie based on Peter Pan. We’re told that it “reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original,” connecting the adventures to the modern day children’s hospital Great Ormond Street.

The show – adapted for the screen from J.M. Barrie’s original by The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges – is now confirmed to star Stanley Tucci as Captain Hook, singer Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell and Laura Fraser as Mrs Darling.

Mr Tucci is of course known for this work in The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Transformers: Age Of Extinction and many many more. Paloma Faith appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, »

- rleane

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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from May 18-19

19 May 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the homepage, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new Us/Can May 19    streaming only Every Secret Thing The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Good Kill Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs The Film Critic (El Critico) Kingsman: The Secret Service Slow West    dvd/streaming Girlhood Leviathan American Sniper Before I Disappear Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Cymbeline Overfed & Undernourished Strange Magic Zombeavers new UK May 18    streaming only American Sniper The Gambler Ex Machina I Am Big Bird    dvd/streaming Foxcatcher Into the Woods A Most Violent Year Home Sweet Hell

more recent releases Us/Can    streaming only Advanced Style Alex of Venice Belle Camp X-ray Citizenfour Frequencies The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I Last Days in Vietnam Mistaken for Strangers Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Trailer For Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Ups The Action!

19 May 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Maze Runner was something of a breath of fresh air when it comes to Ya novels that have been adapted for the big screen. Darker and a lot more violent than even The Hunger Games, and featuring an ensemble cast of young actors that carried the entire movie, it was a breakout hit. Naturally then , the green light was given for the rest of the book series to make its way to cinemas and now we have our first look at the sequel, The Scorch Trials. It follows directly where the last movie left off, with the teens in the custody of shadowy agency Wckd, and being goaded into another series of life or death tests that will push them to their limits. The sequel looks immediately more action-packed and the scale of the whole world they inhabit looks to have increased dramatically. If the movie delivers an adventure »

- (Dave Higgins)

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Round-Up: Cowboys Vs. Dinosaurs Exclusive, #Horror, They Will Outlive Us All, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire

19 May 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs will be released on May 19th on Digital HD and On Demand, and we have been given an exclusive clip to share with our readers. Also in this round-up: first photos from #Horror, and trailers for They Will Outlive Us All and American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.

Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs: Press Release -- "An outrageous sci-fi adventure that entertainingly pits two unlikely species against each other, Cowboys vs Dinosaurs battles its way onto Digital HD and On Demand May 19 from MarVista Digital Entertainment (Mvde). Directed by Ari Novak, known for his visual effects work on Live Free or Die Hard, the inconceivable creature/disaster mash-up stars Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Night, The Expendables), Vernon Wells (Throwback, Commando), Rib Hillis (Groom’s Cake, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), Casey Fitzgerald (The Shift, Sorority Party Massacre), John Freeman (Luna, The Strange Curse of Love), Kelcey Watson (Boots, »

- Tamika Jones

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