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Sundance Film Review: ‘Z for Zachariah’

24 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Save for a pesky snake problem, the Garden of Eden had a lot going for it, including lush greenery, a farm-to-table diet and a perfect male-female ratio. The post-apocalyptic Eden at the center of Craig Zobel’s “Z for Zachariah” offers many of the same amenities, only here there are two Adams vying for the attention of one Eve, with predictably fraught consequences. It’s a scenario with obvious appeal for Zobel, whose love-it-or-hate-it 2012 “Compliance” subjected a gaggle of characters to a psychological crucible modeled on Stanley Milgram’s controversial obedience experiments. This time, the stakes are even higher — the repopulation of the planet — but the dramatic tension considerably less, in a movie that feels stranded somewhere between serious artistic ambition and the dystopian franchise-building of “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” et al.

Like those movies, “Z For Zachariah” also sports a literary pedigree: a posthumously published 1974 novel by Newbery-winning Ya author Robert C. »

- Scott Foundas

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Patrick Stewart praises Jennifer Lawrence: 'She's funny and good-looking'

23 January 2015 3:56 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Stewart has revealed that he would like to work with Jennifer Lawrence in the future.

During a Facebook Q&A session, the actor described the Hunger Games star as "quite good-looking".

Ian McKellen on Patrick Stewart bromance: 'We won't star in reality show'

He said: "I'd like to collaborate with ‪Jennifer Lawrence. I think she's brilliant, with a great sense of humour, and quite good looking."

Stewart was also asked if he would ever consider working with Sir Ian McKellen on a "buddy comedy".

He replied: "Absolutely. It's a brilliant idea. Will you write the script for us please? Which of course will have to have approval."

It was recently revealed that Stewart and McKellen will not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence in a clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay below: »

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers "Dior"

23 January 2015 3:42 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), in a recent photo spread for "Dior Magazine", shot by Mikael Jansson.

Currently seen in "American Hustle" as 'Rosalyn Rosenfeld' and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as 'Katniss Everdeen', Lawrence has a number of new films currently filming, or in post-production.

New films include "Serena", with Lawrence starring as 'Serena Pemberton'.

In "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", Lawrence plays 'Raven'/'Mystique'.

In "Dumb and Dumber To", currently filming, Lawrence plays 'younger Fraida Felcher'.

In "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Part 1 and Part 2, Lawrence reprises her role as 'Katniss Everdeen'.

Also in pre-production, Lawrence will play the character 'Abra', in the film adaptation of author John Steinbeck's 1952 novel "East Of Eden".

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- Michael Stevens

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The Boy Next Door: 6 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Jennifer Lopez's Newest Thriller

23 January 2015 1:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In The Boy Next Door, which hits theaters on Friday, audiences see a side of Jennifer Lopez they've never seen before. The actress, 45, who also produced the film, stars as Claire, a high school teacher on whom her next-door neighbor, Noah, has a little crush. Having just split from her husband, Claire can't resist the attention and she engages in an affair with the 19-year-old Noah. Their affair turns dangerous when he can't shake his obsession, and it is later revealed that he is hiding a dark past. We've seen The Boy Next Door, and it's the ultimate guilty-pleasure film, »

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is No Longer the #1 Movie of 2014

23 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It was fun while it lasted. But after several months in the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer the top grossing movie of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 overtook the Marvel film Wednesday when it passed the $333.17 million Guardians grossed domestically. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mockingjay Part 1 […]

The post ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is No Longer the #1 Movie of 2014 appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray announced

23 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Francis Lawrence’s blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which will arrive on March 6th.

Mockingjay – Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay – Part 1 has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide.

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 »

- Scott J. Davis

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' DVD & Blu-ray Coming March 6

22 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate's global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, March 6, the Company announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay - Part 1, which opens in China on February 8, has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide, bringing global box office for the franchise to over $2.2 billion. Here's »

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 overtakes Guardians of the Galaxy to become biggest domestic release of 2014

22 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The third instalment in The Hunger Games franchise has just overtaken Marvel’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy to become the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 having now pulled in $333.2 million since its release in November. This marks the first time ever that two entries from the same franchise has topped the U.S. box office in two consecutive years, and the first time the same studio has achieved that feat since records began in 1982.

See Also: Read our review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 here

Worldwide, Mockingjay – Part 1 remains the sixth biggest film of 2014 behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.1 million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($748.1 million), Maleficent ($757.8 million), Guardians ($772.8 million) and Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.087 billion).

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, »

- Gary Collinson

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Beyond Fright: Starz Acquires Crime-Thriller 7 Minutes; Sounds Like A Fast Paced Good Time!

22 January 2015 12:38 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Starz Media’s recent output of great films is seriously rivaling their excellent television programming (seriously, How Good Is Black Sails?! This good), with recent releases like Simon and Zeke HawkinsBad Turn Worse, the excellent George Takei doc, To Be Takei and countless others. Starz is doing one hell of a job creating a solid output of films and series that are heavy on story, and with some Great writing. Adding to their growing roster of films and series, Starz has now announced the North American right to director Jay Martin’s crime thriller, 7 Minutes, a robbery gone wrong film starring Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter (Freddy Vs. Jason), Leven Rambin (Chasing Mavericks, The Hunger Games), Kris Kristofferson and Zane Holtz (El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn series).

Helmed by Jay Martin, a director known for directing music videos for various musicians (the guy directed one of my favorite videos, »

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'Mockingjay' Beats 'Guardians' as Biggest Movie of 2014

22 January 2015 11:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Passes ‘Guardians’ at Box Office

22 January 2015 11:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The third film in Lionsgate’s blockbuster Jennifer Lawrence franchise has grossed $333 million domestically

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” passed “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the top-grossing movie released in 2014 at the North American box office, Lionsgate Entertainment said Thursday.

The Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi adventure has grossed more than $333.2 million since opening on Nov. 21 last year. That surpasses the $331.1 million total of Disney and Marvel’s superhero space romp, which ended 2014 as the box office leader after debuting in August.

This makes it two years in a row that Lionsgate has had the top-grossing movie, even though the haul »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘Mockingjay’ Tops ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ To Become 2014’s Highest-Grossing Film

22 January 2015 10:37 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It’s official: Katniss just kicked Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s butt. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hit $333.18M yesterday, seizing the title of highest-grossing film of 2014 away from the Marvel/Disney comic book film which has amassed $333.17M at the domestic box office. Further bolstering Mockingjay‘s title is that its bread wasn’t propped up by 3D or IMAX ticket pricing, the latter of which was the case with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424.7M). (However, sources say that Mockingjay – Part 1 did play about 350 non-imax-brand large-format venues where it grossed $10M).

This is all deja vu. In January 2014, Katniss overtook another Marvel superhero title, Iron Man 3, as 2013’s highest-grossing film. In its seventh week, Hunger Games: Catching Fire clicked past Iron Man 3‘s $409M before finaling its cume at $424.7M. But the records don’t stop there: This is the first time in »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Jason Ritter’s Crime Thriller ‘7 Minutes’ Acquired by Starz Digital Media

22 January 2015 9:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jay Martin’s directorial debut also stars Luke Mitchell, Leven Rambin and Kris Kristofferson

Starz Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to Jay Martin’s crime thriller “7 Minutes” and will release the film theatrically and on VOD this summer.

“7 Minutes,” which premiered at the Austin Film Festival in October, marks the directorial debut of Martin, a veteran music video director who also wrote the screenplay.

Also Read: ‘Avengers’ Star Clark Gregg’s Comedy ‘Trust Me’ Acquired by Starz Digital Media

The film stars Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games”), Kris Kristofferson and Zane Holtz, and »

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'Divergent: Insurgent' Gets IMAX Release, Motion Posters

22 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new motion posters for the highly-anticipated sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which hits theaters in less than two months on March 20, 2015. These unique motion posters feature Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Octavia Spencer (Johanna) and Naomi Watts (Evelyn). Shailene Woodley also spoke to EW about Tris' plight in this next installment in The Divergent Series:

"She's left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds. But she's also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so [in Insurgent] you see a newfound strength in her for revenge, as well as a lot of internal battles that she's trying to weave her way around."

The sequel continues the thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Having discovered she is Divergent, »

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Film Review: ‘As the Gods Will’

22 January 2015 6:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Takashi Miike fans exult in every spurt of blood he gleefully throws onscreen; then there’s the rest of the world. Guaranteed to delight those with a hankering for deathmatch-survival mangas (far more “Battle Royale” than “The Hunger Games”), “As the Gods Will” finds the Japanese gore-meister returning to high school, where classic toys come alive to play lethal games with students. There’s a confused sci-fi element and a perfunctory nod to society’s benumbed attitude toward violence, but really, the pic is just an excuse for more splatter from a director who, as always, knows his target audience. It raked in $1.5 million its first weekend at home in November, though its box-office hold slipped quickly.

Outside Japan, the movie will draw the expected audience of gore nerds, especially on college campuses, and is likely to see vigorous streaming traffic from the sort of teens who might find themselves muttering, »

- Jay Weissberg

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Scarlett Johansson In "W"

21 January 2015 11:15 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the industry's top film actresses of the moment, covering the February 2015 issue of "W" magazine, as part of its annual 'Best Performances' movie issue, photographed by Tim Walker:

Actresses include Amy Adams ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"), Scarlett Johansson ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron"), Shailene Woodley (Divergent"), Keira Knightley ("The Imitation Game"), Reese Witherspoon ("The Wild"), Julianne Moore ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Elle Fanning ("Maleficent"), Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray"), Meryl Streep ("Into The Woods") and Emily Blunt ("Edge Of Tomorrow").

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- Michael Stevens

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Imax Ignites Wall Street Heat with ‘American Sniper’ Records, Bold Moves

21 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Trading spikes as the giant-screen theater chain heads into 2015 with “Game of Thrones” and new nimbleness

Imax Corp. is becoming a Wall Street darling after winning a couple of big box-office bets – “American Sniper” is the latest – and showing more nimbleness and flexibility with its giant-screen movie offerings than ever before.

“Of all the companies in the exhibition sector, I don’t think any are positioned better for 2015 than Imax,” B. Riley analyst exhibition specialist Eric Wold told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Imax executives declined comment ahead of next month’s fourth-quarter earnings report, but Wold wasn’t the one paying attention, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Julianne Moore's Top 5 Roles

21 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

2015 could be Julianne Moore’s year.  The actress received her 5th Oscar nomination for her moving portrayal of a middle-aged woman reeling from a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice, out in select theatres this week.

The role is just the latest is Moore’s crown of vivid and complex characters.  As an actress who has appeared in nearly every genre – from horror (Carrie) and comedy (Evolution) to action (Jurassic Park: The Lost World) and drama (The Hours) – Moore excels at nearly everything she does, lending prestige and credibility to the films she picks. 

And she continues to pick incredibly varied parts.  Last year we saw Moore on-screens as District 13 president Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, as a passenger on the flight from hell in Non-Stop, and in her Cannes awards-winning role as an actress desperately clinging to the spotlight in Maps to the Stars. »

- Rachel West

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Australia Box Office Drops For Second Year in 2014

21 January 2015 2:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Australian theatrical box office dropped by 2.3% for the second successive year. In U.S. dollar terms the drop was a more dramatic 11%.

Total theatrical receipts from the 505 films released in 2014 was A$1.07 billion, according to date from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia. In 2013 the total had been A$1.10 billion, down from the record A$1.13 billion in 2012.

Given the recent strength of the U.S. currency in comparison with most other monies, in U.S. dollar terms the 2014 Australian B.O. take fell from Us$976 million in 2013 to Us$873 million in 2014.

Without a major hit for the local industry, market share for Australian films is understood to have dropped to less than 2.4%. The Mpda did not provide figures. Top Australian film of the year was Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner,” which took A$5.7 million in its six days of release during the calendar year.

Top films of »

- Patrick Frater

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