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One of the fun things about every comic book movie are the suit changes. With practically every single iteration of every single superhero flick, we are pretty much guaranteed to see a new iteration of their suits. This has been true for heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Superman (to a lesser extent), and of course, Batman. With pretty much every film, he's evolved the suit, and with the Dark Knight Trilogy, director Christopher Nolan even gave very pragmatic reasons for the changes -- such as giving Bruce the ability to move quicker.
With Batman v Superman, we got to see two different Batman suits -- one standard suit, and one armored suit that he used to take on Superman in the titular fight. But what does the future hold for Justice League? Has Batman already ironed out all the kinks in his Bat Suit the point where he won't need any further variations? »
- Joseph Medina
The rich get richer, as Pixar and Disney’s “Finding Dory” shook the summer box office doldrums off with a stellar opening that ranks among the best ever for an animated feature. Disney alone with three films managed to provide 60% of the Top Ten, continuing their dominant year (now close to a third of all revenues).
The holdovers showed little strength with several recent hopefuls dropping significantly and others looking to end weak runs much as they started.
The Top Ten
1. Finding Dory (Buena Vista) New – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 78; Est. budget: $200 million
$136,183,000 in 4,305 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $31,634; Cumulative: $136,183,000
$34,500,000 in 3,508 theaters; PTA: $9,835; Cumulative: $34,500,000
$15,555,000 (-61%) in 3,356 theaters (+13); PTA: $4,635; Cumulative: $
4. Now You See Me 2 »
- Tom Brueggemann
Six weeks into Summer 2016 and it has been over a month since the domestic box office last saw a $100+ million opener, but that trend stops this weekend. Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory is looking to not only put a little jolt into the 2016 summer box office, it's also targeting a new opening weekend record for an animated feature. Also looking to make an impact this weekend is the new Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence while last weekend's top film, The Conjuring 2, looks to deliver a solid second weekend after a strong, $40+ million opening. »
- Brad Brevet
It's hard to connect the dots between all of the movies Jon M. Chu has directed. Every time you think a pattern is emerging, he seems to pivot to something else. He directed the two best Step Up movies, but before he could become "that dance movie guy," he made the surprisingly fascinating documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. From there he jumps over to big budget action with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and from that to low budget teen drama with Jem and the Holograms. He is a man of many hats, to say the least. Now Chu is back into flashier, bigger budget mode with Now You See Me 2, a sequel to 2013's surprise breakout hit about magicians who use their powers of illusion to rob from the rich and give back to the poor. If anything, NYSM2 is kind of a...
- Peter Hall
Full Disclosure: I grew up a product of the 1980s and 1990s, which means I was a big fan of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books from Eastman & Laird, the original cartoon, and the first batch of live action Turtles flicks. I still have fond memories of riding my bike to the Fox Village Theater to see the original live action flick multiple times. Hell, I even had the movie novelization and soundtrack.
If the above disclosure describes you in way or the other, then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows was made with you in mind. It essentially feels like an almost two-hour apology to the hardcore fans of the series. As the movie runs along, tonally it felt like a live-action adaptation of a four-part episode of the original cartoon. In a sense, Out of the Shadows does for Ninja Turtles what G.I. Joe: Retaliation »
- Dane Jackson
Lionsgate’s comedy thriller “Now You See Me 2” set in the world of magicians will release in China next month.
The film, which is directed by Asian-American Jon M. Chu (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Step Up: 3D”) will get a June 22 premiere ahead of a June 24 theatrical release. It releases in North America on June 10.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Jess Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Daniel Radcliffe, the picture also gives a significant supporting role to Jay Chou (“The Green Hornet”,) the Taiwanese singing-acting star who has a massive following in China.
The film is being treated as a flat fee import, rather than being released through China’s narrower, but more lucrative, 34 films per year revenue share quota.
The date comes before the beginning of the expected annual blackout period, in which time major foreign films do not get to release.
Imported movies coming up in China in »
- Patrick Frater
The Power Rangers, much like comic book superheroes, are popular the world over. So it's no surprise a new incarnation of their costumes would garner some strong opinions from fans. Seriously though, almost every Marvel and DC hero that's wound up on film or television in the last few years has gotten crap for their costume design. Iron Man might be the one exception which makes the Power Rangers reveal all that more interesting. Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive reveal of the new costumes. They're still colorful but they're armored to the teeth. It...kind of doesn't make sense. Sure, fighters want to be protected in battle but the Power Rangers are known for their martial arts and it doesn't look like these armored suits would allow for much flexibility. EW reports: The spandex-free makeover also helps set the film apart from other big-screen franchises. “It’s tricky finding a »
- Jill Pantozzi
The project is an adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 book, which centers on the heir of a massive fortune who brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend to Singapore for a wedding. Jacobson, Brad Simpson and John Penotti are producing while Kwan will executive produce.
Chu recently signed on to return to helm “Now You See Me 3.”
Besides “Now You See Me 2,” Chu’s directing credits include “Step Up 2: The Streets,” “Step Up 3D,” “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” “Now You See Me 2” opens on June 10 from Lionsgate.
Chu is represented by Wme and Principato Young. The news »
- Dave McNary
When the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend to Singapore for a wedding, the gossip, backstabbing and scheming reaches a fever pitch amongst three wealthy Chinese families.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
With Now You See Me 2 soon to arrive in cinemas, Lionsgate has wasted no time in preparing for the third installment, according to Variety.
In what may be considered a bold move before the second film has even been released, the studio has set the sequel’s director John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) to return for the third outing. Lionsgate is obviously confident in equaling and potentially bettering the performance of the 2013 original, which went on to gross $350 million at the worldwide box office.
See Also: Watch the trailer for Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2 sees Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine returning alongside new recruits Lizzy Caplan (The Night Before) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) The film is set for release on June 10th in the Us and July 4th in the UK. As yet, »
- Scott J. Davis
The studio struck a deal with Chu nearly two months before it releases his “Now You See Me 2” on June 10 — a signal that it believes the sequel will perform in the same range as the 2013 original, which took in $351.7 million worldwide.
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles for “Now You See Me 2,” while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher and Daniel Radcliffe has joined the cast.
- Dave McNary
Jon Bernthal is walking down the streets of New York, getting ready to answer a question when a passerby suddenly stops right in front of him. "Dude!" the fan explains. "Like ... dude!" The actor politely, if somewhat rapidly replies, "Hey, how's it going, so sorry. I'm in the middle of an interview, nice to meet you." Then the guy yells, loudly enough to be heard over the sound of the midtown Manhattan traffic that's bleeding through the former Walking Dead star's cellphone line: "You're the man!" Bernthal laughs, sounding slightly embarrassed. »
If you follow Dwayne Johnson on Instagram or Twitter, then you know he likes to debut new pics from whatever movie he's shooting. In this case, we get our first official look at Alexandria Daddario, Johnson's costar in the Baywatch movie.
Here's the caption along with the pic:
She takes #Baywatch to another level.. World fell in love with @alexannadaddario in #SanAndreas and I was so impressed by her chops and presence every day, that I had to have her "rep the squad" in our film. Just wait til you see her - and all our girls - kick ass and protect the bay. #GameOver #BaywatchBabes #CoverYourEyesBoys #Baywatch Summer 2017.
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Mar 9, 2016 at 11:51am Pst
Also, once you're done looking at Daddario (or Johnson)...
Still looking? It's okay, take your time.
Deadline is reporting here are two new additions to the cast: Jack Kesy »
- Philip Sticco
Gods of Egypt hasn’t been faring well with critics [read our review here] or at the box office, where it tanked with an opening weekend of just $14 million. This seems to have triggered its director Alex Proyas to undergo a complete meltdown. Below is what he had to say on Facebook…
Nothing Confirms Rampant Stupidity Faster…
Than reading reviews of my own movies. I usually try to avoid the experience – but this one takes the cake. Often, to my great amusement, a critic will mention my past films in glowing terms, when at the time those same films were savaged, as if to highlight the critic’s flawed belief of my descent into mediocrity.
You see, my dear fellow FBookers, I have rarely gotten great reviews… on any of my movies, apart from those by reviewers who think for themselves and make up their own opinions. Sadly those type of reviewers are nearly all dead. »
- Robert Kojder
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Narcopolis.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Narcopolis Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Narcopolis Blu-ray: In 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. Drecks are an elite unit created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former »
- Derek Anderson
Uh-oh. Looks like those bad reviews of Gods of Egypt [read ours here] has taken its toll on the movie, as it has opened to a rather dismal $14 million.
The film opened behind Deadpool (which has now crossed $600 million worldwide). This was the predicted number by industry experts, however its 13% on Rotten Tomatoes and a C+ CinemaScore won’t help matters. The film did bring in another $38 million worldwide to give it a total of $52 million, but it’s a far cry from its $140 million budget and reported $30 million advertising budget.
In total, Gods of Egypt is looking to make around $30-$35 million domestically.
Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. »
- Luke Owen
Today, Daily Dead-ers, we have new media from The Boy and Narcopolis for your viewing pleasure. We have a Blu-ray clip for The Boy from Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision as well as two Blu-ray clips and an official trailer for Justin Trefgarne’s Narcopolis. Both films are set to be released on Blu-ray on March 1st.
In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency – leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, »
- Tamika Jones
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Gods of Egypt
Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their »
- Amie Cranswick
Jeff Wadlow is directing the film, which also stars Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson. Lionsgate with handle domestic distribution. Reynolds plays the world’s top bodyguard, who’s hired to protect Jackson’s hit man. The two have 24 hours to get to the Hague before an Eastern European dictator, played by Oldman, and his goons get them.
Yung and Hayek’s roles are unknown at this time.
The pic from Millennium Films begins production in April.
Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon will produce, with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Otal, Douglas Urbanski, Jason Bloom, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman exec producing.
- Justin Kroll
Considering how many beats Deadpool both mocked and cribbed from the superhero movie playbook, there's one really important one that they forgot to poke fun at. We're talking, of course, about the "saving the world" aspect that almost all action films seem to feel is necessary to tell the story. This omission wasn't by accident, as its writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, were inspired to do so after being forced to include a scene in G.I. Joe: Retaliation that followed that very edict. During their interview on Jeff Goldsmith's podcast The Q&A, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that executives they were working with on the 2013 sequel gave them a compulsory note when it came to their story. That note was that London had to go, and the screenwriters explained their reservations with that scene as follows: It's why »
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