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Deadline has reported that the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, which is set for release at the end of March, looks likely to have a bumper opening weekend in the Us, with tickets sales up on the original.
Tickets for Insurgent went on sale earlier this week through Us ticket companies Fandango and MovieTickets.com, and early industry indications have the film heading for a $57 million three-day box office opening during its March 20th-22nd weekend. And while the estimates don’t include advance sales, industry tracking has the film above the $54 million opening weekend of Divergent on the same weekend last year.
Understandably, the film’s tracking is strongest amongst females, with 83% of awareness from females under-25, and another 77% from teenagers between 12-16, with females again showing the main interest in the film.
- Scott J. Davis
The Snow White And The Huntsman spinoff has just added two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) to its cast, finally making it worthy of putting on your radar. Her specific role has not yet been revealed; just that she joins the returning Chris Hemsworth as his love interest. Charlize Theron returns as well and Emily Blunt will play the films villain. Last month we told you that Frank Darabont had left The Huntsman due to creative differences and we know »
- Graham McMorrow
Welcome to a special Oscars edition of Outrage Watch, where we break down all the things folks are peeved about from last night's big show. Top story? Let the Patricia Arquette backlash begin. Did you catch the Best Supporting Actress winner's acceptance speech? Meryl Streep loved it! American was on her side, mostly. And then...she went backstage. “The truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women," said the Best Supporting Actress winner to the assembled press corps. "And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.” Hmm...maybe she just got caught up in the moment? »
- Chris Eggertsen
"Stay weird. Stay different." That was the advice of Best Adapted Screenplay winner Graham Moore ("The Imitation Game") to kids out there who might one day follow in his footsteps, but it also could have been the motto for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. The weirdness of the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted Oscars wasn't in the results -- for the record, I went 18 for 24 in my predictions, which is more a testimony to how closely the voting followed conventional wisdom than it is to my crystal-ball skills -- but in the presentation. The show was full of Wtf? moments, some wonderful, some cringeworthy, some merely bizarre, and all of them memorable. Here are some of the weird and different Oscar moments that viewers won't soon forget.
1. "Moving Pictures"
- Gary Susman
Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »
- Steve Montgomery
When producers were looking to cast the role of Annalise Keating’s mother on “How to Get Away with Murder,” Viola Davis suggested her former co-star in “The Help,” Cicely Tyson. “I did not learn Viola was responsible for bringing me on until fairly recently,” Tyson told TheWrap. “She didn’t call me and ask me if I wanted to do it. It was a complete surprise to me. When I arrived at the studio, she was standing at the door with a smile from one ear to the other on her face.” But, Tyson, who was already preparing for her part, »
- Itay Hod
"I just learned that!" Tyson tells TVGuide.com. "I wasn't aware of that when I accepted the role. I was told that she was the one that
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- Joyce Eng
This year's Best Supporting Actress race has pretty much been settled since the equivalent honor was handed out at the BAFTA Awards earlier this month, but indulge as we pay tribute to some of the other nominees will you? In any other year Emma Stone might be Oscar night's upset special. A talented ingenue who has delighted audiences and the industry for a number of years with great roles in "The Help," "Superbad" and "Easy A," she's the sort of contender the Academy usually wants to anoint on Oscar night. In "Birdman" she gives an underrated turn (yes, we realize that it sounds ridiculous to call an Academy Award nominee "underrated") as a daughter who sill hasn't figured herself out, but has enough street smarts to realize her father may be in a very strange place. If there is any sort of upset Sunday night, Stone would be a part of it. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.
“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.
“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) 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, »
- ComicMix Staff
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the second installment of the star-studded British comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to spice up their lives in magical India.
In theaters on March 6, 2015, the sequel was once again directed by John Madden, best known for his acclaimed movies Shakespeare In Love (Academy Award winner for Best Picture, 1998), Proof (based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning play, 2005) and The Debt.
The beloved first film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie proved to be an international success, grossing over $136 million worldwide.
Read Variety’s early review here.
The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey. Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.
The soundtrack for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »
- Michelle McCue
Anti-bullying served as the theme of Thursday night’s L.A. fan screening at the Tcl Chinese Theatre of “The Duff,” where cast members shared their own stories of high school bullying and experiences with not fitting in.
“The Duff” (an acronym for “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”) is adapted from a young adult novel by Kody Keplinger, and stars Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”), Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”), Allison Janney (“The Help”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Nick Eversman (“Wild”).
“I was super-nerdy, and I got bullied a lot and labeled a lot,” said Whitman, who added that she was a tomboy in high school. “It was not a pleasant experience, which is why I was really passionate about doing this movie.”
But things turned around for her. “The people who shine the brightest are the ones they try to tear down the most,” she said. When asked if these sorts of stereotypes apply to actors, »
- Lisa Schulz
Principal photography on Pete’s Dragon got underway on February 10, 2015 in New Zealand. The film is a re-imagining of the 1977 Disney classic and will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; ten-year-old Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) as Pete; Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) as Grace’s father.
- Mike Tyrkus
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Affleck, a two-time Academy Award® winner, received an Original Screenplay Oscar® for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and a Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” (2012), on which he served as a producer, director and star. His most recent role was opposite Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” (2014). He will play Batman in the upcoming feature “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “The Accountant.” Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading Role for “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and one for Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Help” (2011). Her most recent films include 2014’s “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. »
- Josh Abraham
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
Affleck, a two-time Academy Award winner, received an Original Screenplay Oscar for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and a Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” (2012), on which he served as a producer, director and star. His most recent role was opposite Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” (2014). He will play Batman in the upcoming feature “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “The Accountant.”
Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading Role for “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and one for Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Help” (2011). Her most recent films include 2014’s “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. »
- Michelle McCue
Production on the remake of the classic Pete's Dragon has officially started in New Zealand Disney announced this morning, along with providing details on the new cast that will bring the story to life. Come inside to learn more.
While this may not be as exciting (for some) as Disney's Other big news this morning, if you're looking forward to the remake of Pete's Dragon then you'll be happy to hear that cameras are rolling:
Principal photography on “Pete’s Dragon” commenced today in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, “Pete’s Dragon” will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Principal photography on Pete’S Dragon commenced today in New Zealand.
A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete’S Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The new film, scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters in August, 2016, stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”) as Pete; Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier, »
- Michelle McCue
“Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an “Only on the Oscars” moment.” says Zadan and Meron.
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film “Up in the Air.” Her other film credits include “Into the Woods” (2014), “Pitch Perfect” (2012) and the “Twilight” film series.
In 1998, at the age of 12, Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for “High Society.” She will star in the films “The Last Five Years,” “The Hollars,” and “Pitch Perfect 2” later this year.
- Michelle McCue
Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer have joined the omnibus of 2015 Academy Awards presenters. While Spencer is a past winner for "The Help," Hutcherson, Johansson and Saldana are action headliners with strong 2014 box office returns. They'll be joining previously announced presenters Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, who are all Oscar nominees this year. We'll also see last year's winners Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o handing out acting awards. The Oscars air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Have we found the latest head-to-head movie subject match-up? We might just. Last month, the news broke that Warner Bros. and producer Robert Downey Jr. had hired The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct a film based on the Jaws-referenced real-life sea disaster surrounding the USS Indianapolis. It would seem they’ll have competition from Nic Cage, who has signed on to star in a version of the tale for Hannibal Classics.Mario Van Peebles is aboard to direct this one, titled 'USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage'. Cage has agreed to star as Captain Charles Butler McVay, who was in charge of the ship during a mission to supply parts for the atomic bomb when Japanese torpedoes sank it in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, »
Chadwick Boseman gives a swaggering, soulful performance in this most delectably funky and fresh of biopics. Get On Up, as directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor, is an energetic and eclectic blast, packed with toe-tapping musical numbers and a groove all its own. Exploring the legendary James Brown both as a tremendously talented musician and as an extremely troubled man, it’s refreshingly free from clichés and more than happy to blaze its own, fascinating trail.
The film is different immediately, opening on an older, wearier Brown than any fan of the musician would think to visualize, menacing people in a strip mall with a shotgun. Their perceived slight against him? One of them, he believes, used his private bathroom without his consent. Get On Up doesn’t shy away from just how extreme an individual Brown was, or how brutishly he tormented the people around him, whether they were employees, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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