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Cable channel HBO has had a history of critically and commercially acclaimed shows, from The Sopranos to Game of Thrones. Adding to their ranks this past television season was the channel’s newest offering, True Detective. With Cary Fukunaga and Nic Pizzolatto respectively directing and writing each episode, fans of the show were intrigued to see what shape the show would take in season two, with leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as Fukunaga, following through on their promise to exit the show after its first season. With Justin Lin stepping into the director’s chair for the first two episodes of the new season, the show’s casting began to take shape a while ago, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and the recently confirmed Taylor Kitsch all set to play key roles. Now the show has added a number of other performers to its roster.
Headlining the new additions is Rachel McAdams. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
We’re less than a month away from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Lionsgate has just released the epic final trailer for the film, which you can enjoy above. Then, let us know what you think of it and your expectations for the movie.
For those of you who just can’t wait, you may want to head over to MockingjayTickets.com and pre-order tickets to this year’s most anticipated film. By pre-ordering tickets, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a four-door 2015 Mazda!
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, »
- Mike Tyrkus
The "True Detective" Season 2 cast is growing. With its four lead stars (almost) in place - Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch have been confirmed while Rachel McAdams is said to be near a deal - the HBO crime series is close to adding another quartet of actors including Kelly Reilly ("Flight," ABC's "Black Box"), Abigail Spencer (Sundance Channel's "Rectify"), Michael Irby ("Almost Human") and Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games"). Reilly will appear in the series regular role of a "self-possessed" character named Morgan, while the other three will enjoy recurring roles as Elvis, the partner of McAdams' detective character (Irby); the survivor of a sexual assault (Spencer); and "a beauty with a checkered past" (Rambin), according to Deadline. Both Spencer and Reilly are rumored to have met for the part that ultimately went to McAdams. As previously reported, Vaughn is set to play Frank Semyon, a criminal »
- Chris Eggertsen
It’s finally Gale Hawthorne’s time.
Since the Hunger Games movie franchise kicked off, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth has been promoted as one the three leads alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. After all, his District 12 hero is one jagged point of the complicated love triangle completed by Lawrence’s ballsy Katniss Everdeen and Hutcherson’s noble Peeta Mellark.
But, truth is, this has been Katniss and Peeta’s fight up until now.
Things change as the series creeps toward its dramatic crescendo with a two-part finale comprised of next month’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and next year’s Mockingjay – Part 2, shot back-to-back in late 2013 and early 2014.
The brutal, gladiator-style games are over, Peeta has been captured and brainwashed by the Capitol (the seat of government in this dystopian world created by novelist Suzanne Collins), and the real war is about to begin.
Hemsworth, who until »
- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine
Want to meet Jennifer Lawrence? Obviously that's a rhetorical question, because who wouldn't want to hang with J.Law?! Well, here's your shot! For a donation of $10 or more, you'll be entered in a contest to win a trip to the L.A. premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1! You'll also be supporting the Special Olympics World Games 2015—something near and dear to Jennifer's heart. If you win, you and a friend will travel to the premiere in style (flight and limo transport is included!) right onto the red carpet. From there, you'll join Jen "and other select cast in the VIP room" where you'll get to snap some pics with your new BFFs. Then, you'll watch the »
More True Detective Season 2 casting news has been revealed, but it’s probably not the news you were hoping for or expecting. While HBO has not confirmed whether Taylor Kitsch or Rachel McAdams will be playing lead roles in the Emmy-nominated drama, four other actors, Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Kelly Reilly (Black Box), Michael Irby (The Unit) and Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), are all reportedly closing in on deals for recurring roles for True Detective Season 2. In addition to the actors’ names, there also some details about who each of them will be playing in True Detective Season 2. According to TVLine, “Irby would play Elvis, the partner of McAdams’ character, Spencer is believed to be playing the survivor of a sexual assault and Rambin a beauty with a checkered past. Reilly’s role is described…as ‘the self-possessed Morgan.'” While we still don’t know exactly the type of characters that… »
- Chris King
With three of its four leads in place (and the fourth said to be near a deal), HBO’s True Detective has moved on to casting some heavily recurring roles for Season 2.
As previously reported, Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal struggling to move into legitimate enterprise, and Colin Farrell (Alexander) will play Ray Velcoro, a police detective with torn allegiances. Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) is said to be playing a detective, while Rachel McAdams is rumored to be circling the fourth and final lead role, as another detective.
In addition, all said to be near deals, »
With Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Taylor Kitsch locking down the dude roles for the second season of "True Detective," it looks it's time for actresses start signing up. Deadline reports that the usually excellent Kelly Reilly ("Calvary," "Flight"), Abigail Spencer ("Suits," "Rectify"), and Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games," "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters") are headed to the Nic Pizzolatto created show. Reilly is closing up a deal to join in the role of Morgan, with Spencer and Rambin also pretty much nearing commiting, playing the survivor of a sex attack and someone with a drug problem respectively. Meanwhile, character actor Michael Irby is also landing a role. No official details on their characters, and no confirmation from HBO, but it looks like these rumors are solid. Meanwhile, it seems that Rachel McAdams has taken the lead that was offered, but there's no word from the studio (Irby »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Katniss is back! After the thrilling finale of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss Everdeen becomes the new face and leader of the rebellion against The Capitol. She joins forces with the mysterious District 13 and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to bring President Snow (Donald Sutherland) down! Lionsgate released a new trailer to get fans excited for the third installment in The Hunger Games Saga. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 after she destroys the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
It should come as no surprise that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is tracking to have one of the biggest opening weekends of the year.
Francis Lawrence’s first instalment in the franchise’s two-part finale has been turning heads left, right, and center with its long-running marketing campaign, and according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the film has a chance of emulating Catching Fire’s $158.2 million opening in North America if early numbers are any indication.
Currently, THR has early tracking pegged between $130 and $150 million. But with three weeks still to go between now and the film’s release, there’s every chance that the figure could swell.
The big question for the Jennifer Lawrence-led series is whether Mockingjay — Part 1 will be the first entry into the Ya franchise to break the $1 billion milestone at the global box office. Catching Fire came close, raking in a total of $864 million, »
- Michael Briers
Guardians of the Galaxy currently sits as the domestically highest grossing film of 2014 with a total of $328 million, but it will probably lose the crown when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters. Catching Fire beat out Marvel's Iron Man 3 last year by raking in $424 million, so unless Mockingjay gets utterly toxic word-of-mouth, it's probably going to open big on November 21st and stay big through the holiday season. How big? THR reports that preliminary tracking is putting the movie on track for a $130 million opening weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction is 2014's current record holder for opening weekend by reaching $100 million. It's worth noting that worldwide box office is where the big money is coming from for studios these days, but a $150 million domestic opening would be nothing to scoff at. The real test for Mockingjay – Part 1 is whether it can top Age of Extinction's $1 billion worldwide gross. »
- Matt Goldberg
Four more actors have reportedly been added to the "True Detective" season two cast, with Kelly Reilly ("Black Box," "Flight"), Abigail Spencer ("Suits," "Rectify"), Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"), and Michael Irby ("Almost Human") poised to join the ensemble.
Deadline reports that Reilly is finalizing a deal to play a regular role on the HBO series, while Spencer, Rambin, and Irby are up for recurring roles.
The report also notes that both Reilly and Spencer were on the short list to nab the female lead, which has reportedly been offered to Rachel McAdams. Both women reportedly impressed creator Nic Pizzolatto, who cast them in other roles after meeting with them for McAdams's part.
According to Deadline, the casting breakdown for the new foursome is as follows:
Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams' partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, »
- Katie Roberts
On Wednesday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 opened advance ticket sales and has already broken a 2014 record. According to a Fandango press release, Mockingjay sold more first-day advance tickets than any other 2014 film, passing the previous record-holder, Divergent. In its first day, Mockingjay accounted for 80 percent of Fandango's daily ticket sales. Over on Movietickets.com, the trend continued, with Mockingjay exceeding the first day advance sales of any other 2014 film, including Guardians of the Galaxy. Mockingjay also doubled the number of tickets sold on the first day of presales for Catching Fire last year. Sounds like the odds are in Mockingjay's favor. »
- Samantha Highfill
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 – Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron 50,269 2 – The Book of Life 3,838 3 – Furious 7 3,785 4 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 3,037 5 2 Annabelle 3,002 -
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“The Avengers” has arrived earlier than expected thanks to an accidental trailer leak. Marvel and Disney reacted quickly »
- Jason Klein
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opened in North America with $94M and Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped that with $95M, but the big kid on the block was Michael Bay's Transformers Age of Extinction, which pulled in $100M. All of that is fine and dandy, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is about to blow them all out of the water. According to Variety, the Hunger Games sequel is expected to gross $130M. Which is spectacular, but it would actually be the worst domestic opening for the franchise. 2012's The Hunger Games pulled in $152M and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire grossed $158M in its debut weekend. Online ticketer Fandango says the film sold more first day advance tickets than any other movie in 2014 so far. The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, »
The Hunger Games franchise is still winning the game. The first day of advance-ticket sales for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 set a record, selling more than any other movie in 2014 so far, according to both Fandango and MovieTickets.com. Tickets went on sale yesterday, three weeks in advance of the film’s November 21 release. The previous advance sale record-holder this year for Fandango was also a Lionsgate film — Divergent.
MovieTickets.com also reported an advance ticket sales record for 2014 on Mockingjay, noting that it far exceeded the first-day advance sales of Guardians Of The Galaxy which opened to $93.4M in August. Mockingjay accounted for almost 70% of Fandango’s daily ticket sales yesterday and is the same percentage they reported for pre-sales for Catching Fire.
However, it must be noted that there were many more films in the marketplace during the the time Catching Fire went on sale last year. »
- Anita Busch
Jennifer Lawrence tops this year's list of Most Valuable Stars, a rare accomplishment for an actress. In terms of box office alone, she is only the third woman to be the biggest box office draw since 1967 (Sandra Bullock, 2009; Julia Roberts, 1999). Lawrence stars in two major franchises with "The Hunger Games" and the "X-Men" reboot and continues to make awards-related films like "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Others in this year's top 10: Robert Downey, Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Bullock, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Bradley Cooper. Vulture -Break- Amy Poehler confirms on NBC's "Today" that the next Golden Globes will be the last time that she and Tina Fey will host the ceremony. She says, "It’s the law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time. Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down! »
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is heading for an opening weekend north of $130 million, according to pre-release tracking that came online Thursday morning. Lionsgate Entertainment declined comment, but if it can hit that mark, it will be by far the year's biggest debut, well ahead of the $100 million that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” opened with in June. See photos: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Propaganda Posters – The Capital Honors Panem's Districts (Photos) The first part of the finale in the action-adventure series starring Jennifer Lawrence will open nationwide on Friday, Nov. 21. The bulk of the marketing and advertising push for. »
- Todd Cunningham
“If we burn, you burn with us” were the last words uttered by Katniss in this short yet very eventful final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. It’s hard to believe that The Hunger Games came out just 2 years and 7 months ago, made with a $78 million budget and aiming to […]
Read The Final Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 on Filmonic.
“A society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy.” Those familiar words, from American conservationist John C. Sawhill, open Lorenzo Sportiello’s solemnly intentioned debut feature — and they’re humbly appropriate ones for a sci-fi vision that repurposes more ideas than it invents. Set in a chaotically conglomerated Europe of the near future, where natural birth is outlawed and unsupportable citizens extradited, this soot-stained study of one pregnant couple’s survival struggle unfolds with a certain driving intensity, but is short on narrative or stylistic surprises. Economically shaped and resourcefully crafted, this English-language Italian production evidently has designs on international distribution; its commercial future may be as dim as its onscreen one, but it’s a decent calling card for its multi-hyphenate director.
If “Index Zero” is unlikely to attract a substantial following of its own, select viewers may come to regard it »
- Guy Lodge
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