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Ora has had almost no acting experience other than a handful of TV roles and her fleeting appearance in Fast & Furious 6, and her casting will inevitably gain the media coverage the film seems to be yearning for.
Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) as Anastasia Steele who becomes infatuated by billionaire Christian Grey. The cast also includes Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Eloise Mumford (The River), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Max Martini (Captain Phillips) and Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America), and the film is due for release in February 2015. »
- Gary Collinson
The final day of Amazon.com's holiday sales, and arguably the biggest after Black Friday, is here. Cyber Monday offers the biggest discounts you'll see all year in Blu-ray films, Blu-ray TV boxsets and console game sales. Below are the best bargains on offer so far in those categories.
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- Garth Franklin
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has released a brief new trailer for Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The Lego Movie. The plot focuses on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), a construction worker who finds himself anointed “The Special”, a master builder who will lead a band of rebels to save the world from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell). This new trailer doesn't contain a lot of new footage, but it does have one bit involving cats that got a good laugh out of me. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arentt, Liam Neeson, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Morgan Freeman. The Lego Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014. Via FindAnyFilm.com. Here’s the official synopsis for The Lego Movie: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who »
- Matt Goldberg
Before Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of Hercules for The Thracian Wars, Twilight star Kellan Lutz is set to don the sandals as the son of Zeus for Hercules: The Legend Begins. Ahead of its January release in North America, Millennium Films and Summit Entertainment have dropped a new trailer for the $70 million mythological actioner, which sees director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) returning from the wilderness. Check it out after the official synopsis...
"In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, »
- Gary Collinson
The Wall Street Journal has reported that even though Star Wars characters are owned by Disney and The Lego Movie is owned by Warner Bros., a few of them might be making appearances in the upcoming animated film.
The article speculates that since The Lego Movie has been in development since before Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm that it's possible the deal was put in place prior. Lucasfilm and Lego have a good working relationship, certainly more so than rivals Warner Bros. and Disney.
If true, I'm sure Disney isn't too upset about Star Wars characters being in The Lego Movie, since they need to make a franchise that's been through ups and downs relevant again on the silver screen ahead of Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015.
- Gary Collinson
Fifty Shades of Grey fans meet Kate Kavanaugh. Universal Pictures and Focus Features has hired newcomer Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s confident blonde roommate and best friend in the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel.
Mumford made her television debut in 2010, starring in the short-lived Fox series Lone Star. She went on to appear in the Dreamworks series The River opposite Bruce Greenwood, which helped her land a deal with ABC studios.
- Nicole Sperling
The only way there can be any more excitement surround the gloriously absurd looking The Lego Movie would be if there was a video game by the guys that did Lego Star Wars. Well, it's happening. The cover for The Lego Movie Videogame (catchy title) was released today and it's certainly got my attention.
The official press release says, "The Lego Movie Videogame will bring players into the humorous and action packed role of Emmet, an ordinary Lego mini figure mistakenly thought to be The Special, a character supposed to save the world from an evil Lego tyrant. Throughout the game, players can harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to construct new extraordinary Lego creations, while taking on the role of more than 90 playable characters inspired by the film in 15 exciting levels."
The game shall be released in February 2014 alongside the movie itself, which features an impressive voice »
- Gary Collinson
Over the past week we've seen several character posters for The Lego Movie, and now we have a new one-sheet featuring lead character Emmet (Chris Pratt) alongside Batman (Will Arnett), Superman (Channing Tatum), Wonder Woman (Cobie Smulders), Green Lantern (Jonah Hill) and a host of other minifigures; check it out here....
"The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
The Lego Movie is directed by Chris Miller & Phil Lord (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) and Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) and also features the voice talents of Will Ferrell (The Campaign, Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, »
- Gary Collinson
The level of gun violence in PG-13 films in 2012 exceeded that of R-rated releases in the same year, according to a report out this week.
Research by Us and Dutch university teams published in the December issue of Us journal Pediatrics revealed that gun violence – defined as discharging a gun and hitting a living target – has more than tripled since 1985 in films deemed appropriate for viewers aged 13 and above.
Researchers analysed the number of violent sequences – not exclusively involving guns – in 945 films culled from the top 30 films of each year from 1950 to 2012. Incidents involving rocket-propelled grenades and similar weaponry and hunting scenes were discounted.
On average gun violence appeared in the top 30 PG-13 films of 2012 in approximately three five-minutes sequences per hour, compared to 2.15 five-minute segments for R-rated releases.
The report’s authors said that while gun violence has been on the rise in all films and has more than doubled since 1950, the most marked increase has been »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Lego Movie released two character posters today. The poster for the Charlie Day character (Benny) is exactly what you'd expect for a Lego movie: a big goofy smile on the classic yellow figure. It's pure joy. The other poster is indescribably creepy. Morgan Freeman's mystic character Vitruvius stares at you with glowing dead eyes. Just end with the Benny poster, and everything will be okay. The story follows Emmett (Chris Pratt), an average Lego minifigure who is mistaken for an extraordinary person who can save the world: "He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant (Will Ferrell), a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared." The Lego Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014. See the posters after the jump. Official synopsis: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who »
- Brendan Bettinger
Turns out the PG-13 rating may be protecting children from seeing more extreme violence, but it's turning them into gun nuts in the process.
In a just released study in the scientific journal Pediatrics, American and Dutch university researchers have found that over the past two decades, gun violence in PG-13 rated films has more than tripled.
In fact, PG-13-rated movies have contained "as much or more violence as R-rated films" since 2009, with 2012 being the tipping point where violence in PG-13 movies was higher than in R-rated movies.
The study was conducted on the top 30 films of each year between 1950 and 2012. Gun violence was defined as shooting a gun and hitting a living target, with both hunting scenes and larger artillery (eg. RPGs) not counted.
- Garth Franklin
Turkey’s booming economy is spilling over into the local film industry, boosting budgets and exports.
Still, Turkey’s film sector has plenty of room for improvement, especially compared with its terrific TV trade.
With the country in turbo mode, Turkish film and TV producers over the past decade have been tapping into more coin, from both private investors and government subsidies, which are regulated by a 2004 law. This law is being modified to provide more incentives, including breaks for foreign productions, which get a refund of the country’s 18% Vat tax when they shoot in Turkey.
What’s driving the Turkish film industry is the strong and stable local market share.
Homegrown fare in 2012, the most recent year for which figures are available, accounted for a whopping 46.6% of the total box office.
- Nick Vivarelli
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi epic, which cost $100m to make, becomes October's highest-grossing live action film of all time
• Gravity - first look review
• Gravity: watch the trailer
The 3D sci-fi spectacular, which is being tipped for a tilt at the Oscars, overtook the previous highest earner at the weekend. The record had been held by action sequel Taken 2, which opened in October 2012 and went on to bring in $376m worldwide. An animated film, Puss in Boots, holds the overall October record with $555m.
Cuarón's film features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts working together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Its achievement is remarkable for a $100m production that was »
- Ben Child
"Ender's Game" sci-fi film, starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield, took first place at the domestic box office this weekend by grossing $28 million. The movie, which has a 62% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, cost $110 million to make, which means it will rely on international markets to become profitable. But since the "Ender's Game" book was never popular overseas, the film was only able to earn an additional $9.1 million. "Last Vegas," starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, ended up in third place with $16.5 million, higher than expected. The $28 million film should have no problem making a profit. It has a fresh rating of 44%. The other new wide release of the weekend was "Free Birds," voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. The animated movie settled for fourth place with earnings of $16.2 million, a disappointing result for a film that cost $55 million to make. It has a 21% fresh rating. »
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has orbited past the $400 million mark worldwide. Through Sunday, the Warner Bros. film has grossed $219.2 million in North America and $207.5 million overseas, a stunning achievement considering older moviegoers are fueling the film's success. To boot, Gravity -- starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney -- is now the biggest live-action October release of all time, not accounting for inflation, surpassing the $376.1 million worldwide earned by Taken 2 (the top October release is Puss in Boots, which took in $555 million globally in 2011). Guest Review: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on 'Gravity' And Gravity
- Pamela McClintock
After a series of teasers this week, Warner Bros. Pictures has now unveiled the latest theatrical trailer for The Lego Movie, the upcoming animated feature from Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and we have it for you right here after the official synopsis...
"The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt; Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
Joining Chris Pratt in the voice cast for The Lego Movie are Will Ferrell (The Campaign, Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Oblivion), Liam Neeson (Battleship, Taken 2), Will Arnett (Arrested Development, »
- Gary Collinson
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), this brand new trailer for The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
- Michelle McCue
Box-office sensation Gravity isn't crashing to Earth anytime soon. The Warner Bros. film will cross the $200 million mark sometime on Monday in North America after ending the weekend with $199.7 million in ticket sales. It's not the only milestone fast approaching. Sometime this week, Gravity -- starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney -- will become the biggest live-action October release of all time, not accounting for inflation, when it surpasses the $376.1 million worldwide earned by Taken 2 (the top October release is Puss in Boots, which took in $555 million globally in 2011). Photos: Where No
- Pamela McClintock
News Simon Brew 28 Oct 2013 - 06:37
James Dornan is to be joined by Luke Grimes in the movie take on 50 Shades Of Grey.
Well, there's been a fair bit of television boxset watching going on in the 50 Shades Of Grey casting office. Notwithstanding the fact that original male lead Charlie Hunnam - himself of Sons Of Anarchy fame - has left, the part of Christian Grey is now being played by James Dornan. Dornan. Dornan's most prominent credits to date have been in Once Upon A Time and The Fall, both on the smaller screen.
And the latest addition to the cast is also raiding television. True Blood's Luke Grimes (he played James in the show) is taking on the role of Elliot, the brother of Christian Grey, and he's the newest addition to a cast that also already includes Dakota Johnson. Grimes' credits also include the TV series Brothers & Sisters, »
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