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5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade.

To be sure, there were massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” but this year’s crop of blockbusters was puny compared to last summer’s lineup, a batting order of heavy-hitters that included “Iron Man 3,” “Man of Steel” and “Despicable Me 2.”

Despite the gloomy results, there are valuable lessons and takeaways to be gleaned from a popcorn season that never really popped.

1.) Stars Still Matter

Yes, in an age of superhero films it appears to have become increasingly irrelevant who wears the cape or mask, but matching the right actor with the right material is still a recipe for success. “Maleficent” got to $750 million globally on the strength of Angelina Jolie’s name. The »

- Brent Lang

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Cinelinx's Summer Movie Awards Nominations (2014)!

19 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It seems like just yesterday we were posting our Summer movie preview guides to help get you ready for the Summer Movie Season, and now here we are with it pretty much wrapped up.  While this season has finished, there’s plenty of exciting looking films on the horizon this Fall.  To wrap up our Summer, the staff here at Cinelinx is once again happy to present our Summer Movie Awards Nominations, which you, our readers, will get to vote on.  The best part is, when you vote on your winners, you’ll be entered to win a free movie!  Come inside for the nominations and all the details.

It seems like just yesterday we were posting our Summer movie preview guides to help get you ready for the Summer Movie Season, and now here we are with it pretty much wrapped up.  While this season has finished, there’s »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Summer Box Office 2014: What Went Wrong?

31 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Remember last summer, when movie industry insiders as lofty as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were predicting that it would take only a couple of megaflops to bring Hollywood's entire blockbuster-driven business model crashing down? Indeed, there were a number of such flops last summer, and yet there were enough big hits offsetting those failures to wind up with a record-breaking summer, worth $4.85 billion.

This summer? Also a number of megaflops, but not as many successes to balance them out. As a result, the summer winds to a close with a total of $3.77 billion, down a full 22.2 percent from last summer. It's the lowest-grossing summer since 2005; adjusting for inflation, it's the worst since 1992. The numbers are so bad, they're likely to make Hollywood executives wonder: are Spielberg and Lucas's dire predictions finally coming true?

For perplexed box office observers, here's a question-and-answer guide to what happened this summer, and what »

- Gary Susman

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12 lessons we learned from 2014's summer movies

30 August 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

What a summer at the movies! The galaxy got guarded. The future days went past, like some sort of extinct age. The planet of the apes stopped rising and started dawning. Our stars had a fault. And also: Lucy!

Hollywood had a rough season at the box office in summer 2014, with overall box-office receipts falling precipitously from last year’s flurry of mega-grossers. Going into this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy, the highest-grossing film at the summer box-office, has earned about $256 million–which would have made it the fifth highest-grossing movie of summer 2013.

Word on the street says that 2014 was »

- Darren Franich

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Academy's Special 2014 Honorees: Veterans Belafonte, Carrière, Miyazaki and - Finally - O'Hara

29 August 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Honorary Oscars 2014: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Maureen O’Hara; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte One good thing about the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards — an expedient way to remove the time-consuming presentation of the (nearly) annual Honorary Oscar from the TV ratings-obsessed, increasingly youth-oriented Oscar show — is that each year up to four individuals can be named Honorary Oscar recipients, thus giving a better chance for the Academy to honor film industry veterans while they’re still on Planet Earth. (See at the bottom of this post a partial list of those who have gone to the Great Beyond, without having ever received a single Oscar statuette.) In 2014, the Academy’s Board of Governors has selected a formidable trio of honorees: Japanese artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, 73; French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, 82; and Irish-born Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, »

- Andre Soares

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Angelina Jolie Photographed With Ring After Brad Pitt Wedding News Breaks

29 August 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

With this ring, she did wed! Angelina Jolie was photographed with a very significant piece of jewelry on her left hand as she stepped out in Malta on Friday, Aug. 29 -- one day after news broke that she and longtime love Brad Pitt had gotten married in a small wedding in France on Aug. 23.  Looking slim in a loose black tank and pants, the Maleficent star, 39, boarded a boat for a tour of the island, where she and her new husband are set to [...] »

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Magical Concept Art For Angelina Jole's Maleficent

28 August 2014 6:49 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Most people know that Transformers: Age of Extinction is the current box office champ of 2014, but do you know which film is second? It's Disney's Maleficent! Yup. This plucky film has grossed more at the worldwide box office than 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yet, I don't hear many people talking about that very fact. Seems like kind of a big deal. Guess that is a another feather in the cap for female-driven films. Concept Art by Kimberley Pope Click Here- More Maleficent Concept Art “Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when »

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The Breakout Stars of Summer 2014

28 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

While many fans spent the summer taking time off, these actors worked their asses off to stand out from the crop of blockbuster films and reality TV, delivering something fun, fresh, and exciting. Not only were their projects hits in their own right, the actors themselves were breakouts and proved to be ones to watch for the rest of the year. From Obvious Child‘s Jenny Slate to Billy Eichner, check out our picks for the biggest ones to watch come fall.

Jenny Slate

Thanks to her romantic dark comedy, Obvious Child, Jenny Slate finally graduated from TV guest star and former Saturday Night Live cast member to indie darling. The actress has been building buzz with her guest role on Parks and Recreation and now she has a project to celebrate that’s all her own.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The sleeper hit of the summer definitely belonged to Belle, which »

- Stacy Lambe

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Married -- See First Pic of His Wedding Band!

28 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally made it official!The couple was married Saturday in a private ceremony Chateau Miraval, France, according to a spokesman for the couple. Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge, who also conducted the ceremony in France. The pair's six children were also in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 11. Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw flower petals while Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers.The actor was spotted sporting his new wedding band at a "Fury" photocall in Bovington, Dorset on Thursday.  The "Maleficent" actress spoke to People about her wedding plans in May 2014: "We're just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right," she said. "We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us, which is verging on hysterical, »

- tooFab Staff

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Married!

28 August 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot!

The A-list stars got engaged in April 2012 and two years later, they're officially husband and wife, The Associated Press reports. The couple reportedly wed in Chateau Miravel, France on Saturday, their rep confirmed to AP.

Photos: 2014 Celebrity Weddings

The private, nondenominational civil ceremony took place in a small chapel and was attended by family and friends. Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne threw petals as the flower girls. Their other two kids, Shiloh and Knox, served as their ring bearers, according to the couple's spokesperson.

Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a California judge, and the judge also conducted their wedding in France.

News: Brad and Angelina Write Love Letters to Each Other 

Brangelina met in 2005 while on set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith »

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Married: How They Spent Their Days Before and After Surprise Wedding

28 August 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Pinch Us! It was back to work after wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who married Saturday, Aug. 23, in a private ceremony in France. Below, Us Weekly outlines the newlywed couple's activities before their wedding at Chateau Miraval, and what they did after exchanging vows. The Week Before Wedding: Arrive en France! Jolie, 39, and Pitt, 50, touched down in the airport of Nice, France, aboard their private jet. After a busy year, including Jolie's massive promotional tour for summer blockbuster Maleficent, the Jolie-Pitt brood headed [...] »

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Wed In France

27 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married in Chateau Miraval, France on Saturday after a two-year engagement.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Tie The Knot

Pitt and Jolie wed in a private ceremony attended by the couple's family and close friends, reported USA Today. Each of the couple’s six children participated in the ceremony. Their eldest sons – Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10 – walked Jolie down the aisle. Daughters Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, served as flower girls, while Vivienne’s twin Knox, 6, and Shiloh, 8, were the ring bearers. The nuptials were presided over by a California judge.

Earlier this year, Jolie hinted that the wedding was approaching and that her children would be involved. "I think the important thing is that whenever we do it, that the kids do have a great time," she said on Good Morning America. "And we all take seriously the love and the connection between all of us. But »

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'True Blood's Pam Lives On in 'Once Upon a Time'

27 August 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"True Blood" is over, but we'll be getting a dose of Pam's biting sass thanks to "Once Upon a Time," the ABC show about a small town full of characters from fairy tales.

Kristin Bauer van Straten is returning to the show to reprise her role as Maleficent, the purple-clad baddie who was supposedly offed at the end of the first season. Guess Maleficent didn't meet the True Death, eh? Van Straten's character will reportedly have a major arc, so we're hoping to see lots more fabulous villainy, and perhaps even more about Maleficent's life before she broke bad.

This isn't the first time that "Once" has gotten all Disneyfied on us. There's also going to be a "Frozen" arc in the ABC show, with Elizabeth Lail as Anna and Georgina Haig as icy Queen Elsa. The real question is whether this Maleficent will have more in common with »

- Jenni Miller

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Podcast: Emmy Awards, VMAs, Feminism, Tyler Perry, 'Sin City 2's Box Office Demise and More

26 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Emmys were held last night and we chat a little about the winners, but a little more about the backlash involving Sofia Vergara, which leads to Vma chatter. We talk Tyler Perry not knowing who David Fincher is, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's box office demise, new DVDs and Blu-rays and our upcoming schedule with the Toronto Film Festival beginning next week. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An »

- Brad Brevet

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A24 Secures Rights To Cut Bank – Stars Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern

21 August 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film’s producers and in partnership with Directv, announced today that they have acquired all Us rights to Matt Shakman’s directorial debut Cut Bank.  The film had a successful Us premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Written by Robert Patino, Cut Bank is an exciting modern-day thriller with a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce DernTeresa PalmerMichael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt.

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) a high school star athlete recently turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of his tiny Montana town and whisking his pageant-hopeful girlfriend, Cassandra (Teresa Palmer), away to the big city. But his plan sets in motion a deadly series of events and thrusts him into a police investigation headed by Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich »

- Michelle McCue

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Females On Film: Ranking the summer's biggest box office winners based on lady roles

20 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »

- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens

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Johnny Depp and His Daughter Are Making a Movie!

20 August 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Johnny Depp's job just became a family affair.

Johnny Depp's job just became a family affair.

The A-list actor, 51, is set to star alongside his 15-year-old daughter Lily-Rose Depp in Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy Yoga Hosers, which begins shooting this week, Variety reports.

News: Johnny Depp Wants '100 More Kids'

This is the second installment of Smith's True North Trilogy, the first being Tusk. In addition to Depp and his daughter, the original cast of Tusk will return for Yoga Hosers, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein.

Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes have also signed on for the film.

Depp isn't the first star to have his kid star in one of his movies. His co-star from The Tourist, Angelina Jolie, had her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in her movie Maleficent. See what Jolie »

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Slideshow: Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites Pose For ‘The Giver’

20 August 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | NextOdeya Rush portrays Fiona in ‘The Giver.’

Chicago – Two of the hottest young stars came to Chicago recently to promote their latest film, “The Giver.” Odeya Rush and Brenton Thwaites were at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier to greet fans and sign autographs. was there and got Exclusives Portraits of the dynamic co-stars.

The Australian born Brenton Thwaites was on a couple of popular TV shows there, but desired to expand into international cinema, and landed supporting roles in this year’s “Oculus” and “Maleficent.” Odeya Rush was born in Israel, but moved to the U.S. at nine years old. Her first big film was “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012), and she followed that up with the independent film “We Are What We Are” (2013). She has a high profile role in the upcoming film adaptation of the ‘Goosebumps’ book series.

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Kid Cudi and Juno Temple Join 'Meadowland'

18 August 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein, Kevin Corrigan and Juno Temple will join the previously-announced Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne in Bron Studios drama Meadowland.

Meadowland will be the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Reed Morano from a screenplay by Chris Rossi. Morano, a member of the A.S.C. is previously known for her work on The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO's Looking and Frozen River. The film begins principal photography in New York City today, August 18th.

Meadowland is a Bron Studios production in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Matt Tauber and Olivia Wilde serve as producers with Bron's Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. Executive producers on the project are Jennifer Levine and Jason Cloth. Richard Hicks C.S.A. is the casting director.

In Meadowland a couple, Sarah and David, deal with the unthinkable in »

- MovieWeb

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Sharlto Copley And Michelle Forbes Join Playstation’s Powers Series

18 August 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Playstation Network’s long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers graphic novel has finally found its two leads. After a few weeks of on-again off-again negotiations, District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Battlestar Galactica alum Michelle Forbes have joined the 10-episode superhero crime drama.

Copley, who’s been making a name for himself in high-profile projects like Elysium, Maleficent, and The A-Team, will make his small screen debut as Christian Walker, who is described as a “dapper and charismatic faded hero who lost his powers in a battle with a super-human mass killer.” Now a detective who works with law enforcement, he uses his unique experience to investigate crimes in the Powers community with his partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward).

Forbes, on the other hand, will take the role of Retro Girl, a world-famous superheroine whose mysterious murder »

- James Garcia

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