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Denzel Washington Is Only The 4th Black Actor To Top Annual Quigley Top Money-Making List

31 December 2012 8:35 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The crucial stuff from the press release I received: - Denzel Washington has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company's 81st Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. What this means, in a nutshell, is that theater owners feel that Denzel was responsible for the most traffic to their theaters, during the course of the year, than any other actor/actress, this year. He starred in 2 movies - Safe House and Flight. - This is Denzel's 8th appearance in the Quigley Poll, and his first win. - He is also only the 4th black American to win the Poll, since it was created 81 years ago. The other 3 who've won it are: Will Smith (2005), »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Domestic Box Office Sets New Yearly Record in 2012

28 December 2012 1:40 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

On Thursday, December 27, yearly domestic box office passed $10.6 billion, making it the highest-grossing year ever ahead of 2009 ($10.59 billion). With four more days left in 2012, it's likely that the box office ultimately ends the year with around $10.8 billion. The top contributor was The Avengers with $623.4 million, followed by The Dark Knight Rises with $448.1 million. The next two were a bit more surprising: The Hunger Games wound up being a box office sensation with $408 million, while Skyfall's $285 million and counting is over $115 million higher than any previous Bond movie. Rounding out the Top Five was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which kept pace with its predecessors ($283.7 million and counting). The Amazing Spider-Man performed solidly with $262 million, though that was noticeably off from the three Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. Brave was the highest-grossing animated movie of 2012 with $237.2 million, while Ted was by-far the top comedy with an incredible $218.7 million. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Spend Six Bloody Minutes with a Maniac

28 December 2012 12:57 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Various French outlets have been rockin' the opening scene from the remake of the classic film Maniac all day, and we have the sliver of Not Safe For Work goodness for you right here. Dig in and bring a tarp. Things get messy!

Franck Khalfoun directs the script by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, which stars Elijah Wood. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) co-stars in Maniac (review here).

Synopsis:

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.

Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Who Is the Best Dramatic Actor of 2012?

22 December 2012 5:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There's a reason why award season is already so heated, and that's because Hollywood's finest really brought it to the big screen this year. Leading men made an impression in 2012, whether they played historical figures, unlikely heroes, or conflicted souls. Who was your favorite dramatic actor, though? Cast your vote for the best performer now. Who Is the Best Dramatic Actor of 2012? Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) Denzel Washington (Flight, Safe House) Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, The Words) Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Bel Ami) Tom Hardy (Lawless, The Dark Knight Rises) Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Lincoln) John Hawkes (The Sessions, Lincoln) Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, Ten Years, The Vow) Ben Affleck (Argo) »

- Shannon Vestal

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Universal Pictures To Finish Year With All-Time High Film Global Gross Record

20 December 2012 2:32 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Remember the bruising that Universal Pictures brass received over the summer when Battleship failed and when rumors were published that Comcast had courted DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider to return? Now, Universal’s Ron Meyer, Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley have reason to take a bow. The studio, which passed the record for Universal’s domestic grosses back in October, is now on course to blow past its global record, even before Les Miserables gets released on Christmas. Grosses aren’t profits, of course, but hits like Safe House and Ted certainly have created some momentum. Here is the official release: Universal City, CA, December 20, 2012—Universal Pictures today announced that 2012 will mark its best year at the worldwide box office in the studio’s 100-year history with global theatrical grosses exceeding $2.927 billion to date. Universal broke its domestic record ($1.127 billion) in October and the studio will surpass its international record ($1.716 billion) Friday, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR.

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'Turbo' Trailer Moves at a Snail's Pace

20 December 2012 10:59 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Ryan Reynolds has kinda been having a tough time recently. Sure, "Safe House" did okay at the box office, but it didn't exactly reinvent the wheel. And his previous two films, "The Change-Up" and "Green Lantern," were both certified bombs. So what does he do to break that streak?

He goes and makes "Turbo," an animated movie where you can't even see his abs.

Wtf, Ryan?

Of course, lots of stars have been very successful in the world of animation even while their live action careers have been tanking (see: Mike Meyers). So it only makes sense for Reynolds to branch out with an animated contingency plan, which may explain why in the new clip for "Turbo" he's traded in his Sexiest Man Alive credentials in order to become a slimy green snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500.

Here's a look at the new, animated Reynolds, courtesy of Apple Trailers. »

- Scott Harris

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Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Deadpool/Weapon XI Make-Up FX For X-men Origins: Wolverine

20 December 2012 7:09 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Creative licenses were certainly taken with fan-favorite, Deadpool/Wade Wilson, in Hugh Jackman and Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Producers were expecting backlash from comic book purists, but hoped the general audience would embrace their changes. In the beginning of the film Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, was played by Ryan Reynolds ("Safe House"), but when we later see Wade, he has transformed into the final antagonist, Weapon XI/Deadpool. That version looks almost unrecognizable, having undergone multiple surgical enhancements/experiments by the sinister Colonel William Stryker (Danny Huston). StudioADI was kind enough to send us these exclusive close-up images that reveal all of the minute details that went into the make-up effects for Weapon XI/Deadpool. Underneath all of those gnarly Weapon XI prosthetics is Ryan Reynolds, but many of the action scenes were performed by stunt double/martial arts expert, Scott Adkins. Click Images To »

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The James Clayton Column: 2012 - the mirrorverse movie year

20 December 2012 3:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Clayton Dec 21, 2012

With 2012 drawing to a close, James looks back over the year's movies - as seen from a strange alternate universe...

So 2012, then. Helluva ride, huh? I saw many films and some of them were films within films and films about films and now we’ve all ended up in a disaster movie of our own at the arrival of the Mayan apocalypse that Mel Gibson warned us about way back when. We didn’t even get to enjoy Christmas.

Never mind though. Before Jaguar Paw came screaming out of the Mesoamerican rainforest and we all perished as doomsday struck, we watched some brilliant movies. The past calendar year has been packed with superb cinematic releases, and looking back from the other side of oblivion, I see that we were spoiled.

Unfortunately, from this standpoint on the flipside of forever, I can’t actually see the old timeline of reality. »

- ryanlambie

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The 2012 Black List Winners Announced

18 December 2012 3:47 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood producers are always looking to find the next blockbuster hit, but with the great influx of scripts that studios receive, it’s likely that something outstanding can get lost in the shuffle. In an effort to make things easier for everyone, former production executive Franklin Leonard started the Black List in 2004. The list takes 10 nominations from 290 film executives, and if a script gets 6 nominations it makes the list.

The website makes it clear that this isn’t a “best of” list, it’s simply a “most liked” list, but being the most liked definitely is an indicator of something good, so the list is worth paying attention to.

Many extremely successful films have come from the list in past years. For example, the 2010 list featured scripts like Safe House, Argo, Chronicle, Snow White And The Huntsman and Looper.

Check out the five scripts with the most nominations this year below, »

- Alex Lowe

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Final trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty

18 December 2012 12:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having already topped countless 'Best of the Year' lists, big things are certainly expected of director Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty - which chronicles the decade long manhunt for Osama bin Laden, as well as the Seal team operation to kill the al-Qaeda terrorist leader - and if the newly-released third and final trailer is anything to go by, it looks as if the near-universal acclaim could be thoroughly well-deserved.

Zero Dark Thirty reunites Bigelow with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal and the Academy Award-winning duo have certainly assembled an impressive ensemble cast, which is led by Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) as a CIA operative dedicated to tracking bin Laden down. Chastain is joined by Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Édgar Ramírez (Carlos), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Nash Edgerton (I Am Number Four), Chris Pratt (Moneyball), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Jason Clarke »

- flickeringmyth

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Thn’s 2012 Rundown – January & February

18 December 2012 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new year brings the familiar award season line-up with the Golden Globes and Academy Awards on the horizon. We start our look back at the best (and worst) of 2012, unsurprisingly, in January.

January

Low-budget possession-themed chiller The Devil Inside, which debuted at No.1 with an opening weekend of almost $34 million, provided the first surprise of 2012. The truly terrible film didn’t deserve such success with its “dull plot… plodding through a vapid, lifeless monotony“, much like Chris Gorak’s appropriately titled The Darkest Hour. The worst film of the year (even beating Keith Lemon: The Film) features a great cast wasted on a woeful script trumped only by the 90s Gamesmaster-esque visual effects during the laughable finale. With a $30 million budget The Darkest Hour lives up to it’s name and all involved should hang their heads in shame.

The always likeable Mark Wahlberg headlined an impressive supporting cast in the enjoyable, »

- Craig Hunter

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Go Behind the Scenes of Maniac

17 December 2012 8:10 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Curious about the remake of Maniac? You should be. It's a damned fine film. To get you further keyed up for this truly killer experience, we've landed a new behind-the-scenes video for you to chew on. Dig it!

Franck Khalfoun directs the script by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) co-stars in Maniac (review here).

Synopsis:

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.

Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

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Release your compulsions in the comments section below. »

- Uncle Creepy

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What Is the Best Action Movie of 2012?

16 December 2012 5:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Franchises are king at the box office these days, which is why the list of the year's best action movies is dominated by sequels, superheroes, and reboots. Still, there's room for some run-of-the-mill action flicks next to Peter Parker and James Bond. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis teamed up in Looper, Ryan Reynolds squared off with Denzel Washington in Safe House, and Kristen Stewart made a fairy-tale princess into a badass rebel in Snow White and the Huntsman. Whether you're a Hunger Games girl or an Avengers fanboy - or neither! - vote for the best action movie of 2012. What Is the Best Action Movie of 2012? The Hunger Games Looper Total Recall Skyfall The Amazing Spider-Man The Bourne Legacy The Avengers Safe House The Dark Knight Rises Snow White and the Huntsman »

- Becky Kirsch

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The Year in Facial Hair: Our 12 Favorite 'Staches and Beards of 2012

14 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The year 2012, or, as we like to call it, the beard 2012, is drawing to a close. Awards nominations are being handed out left and right, top 10 lists being written and superlative statements being made all around. It felt only right that we here at NextMovie draw up our own list, one honoring the best examples what we feel was 2012's most ubiquitous accessory: facial hair.

So here, it is, our salute to the greatest flavor savers, 'staches, soul patches and beards that graced the screen this year, broken down by month.

January

Liam Neeson in "The Grey"

We're not sure whether the beard makes the eyes or vice versa, but can we just say that we shiver in awe of their combined effect? Neeson's character in the film may have a way with killing wolves, but we're only human — and we are slayed.

February

Denzel Washington in "Safe House"

Denzel may not be impressed, »

- Kase Wickman

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Script News: Impostor, Empire, Life

12 December 2012 8:49 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Impostor’s Daughter

Zambry Films has picked up the film rights to the 2010 graphic novel "The Impostor’s Daughter". Marshall Lewy ("California Solo") will pen the script with the intent to direct.

The story tracks journalist Laurie Sandell’s discovery that all the amazing adventures and run-ins with the rich and famous her father told her growing up were lies. [Source: Deadline]

Empire

"Source Code" writer Ben Ripley and producer Mark Gordon are attached to the action project "Empire" which will be produced at The Mark Gordon Company.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, while the tone is akin to "Safe House" and "The Usual Suspects". [Source: THR]

Book of Life

Fox Animation Studios has come onboard the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated adventure "Book of Life" which Jorge R. Gutierrez will pen and direct.

Previously called "Day of the Dead," story details are being kept under wraps. An October 10th 2014 release date is being targeted. »

- Garth Franklin

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Empire Goes to New Regency

12 December 2012 1:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Regency has acquired the spec screenplay Empire from Source Code writer Ben Ripley.

No specific plot details have been released, except that it is an action project in the same vein as Safe House and The Usual Suspects. The writer is reuniting with Source Code producer Mark Gordon, who is producing through The Mark Gordon Company. Drew Simon is also attached to produce.

Ben Ripley also wrote the Flatliners remake, which we reported last October will be produced by Columbia Pictures. He also has his spec screenplay 7th Day in development with producer Dino De Laurentiis.

No production schedule was given for Empire. »

- MovieWeb

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New Regency Picks Up Action Project 'Empire' From 'Source Code' Writer, Producer (Exclusive)

12 December 2012 1:05 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The writer and producer behind the sci-fi action movie Source Code have teamed up for a new action project. New Regency has picked up Empire, a spec script by Ben Ripley with Mark Gordon attached to produce the action thriller via his banner, The Mark Gordon Company. The banner’s Drew Simon will serve in a producer capacity. The logline for Empire is being kept under wraps, but it is described as being in the style of Safe House and The Usual Suspects. Source Code starred Jake Gyllenhaal and grossed more than $147 million worldwide when it was released in

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- Borys Kit

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104 Scores in the Race for Best Original Score at the Oscars

11 December 2012 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high.

So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories.

Now the Academy has announced the list of 104 films that are eligible in the Best Original Score category, and it’s going to be very interesting to see what makes the final cut come nominations time next month.

I think Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises is, hopefully, a lock, because it is amazing. I also loved James Horner’s score for The Amazing Spider-Man, but can’t decide whether or not I think it will earn a nomination.

Alexandre Desplat has three films in the running this year, with Argo, Rise of the Guardians, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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A. R. Rahman in Oscar race once again

11 December 2012 4:40 AM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Indian composer A.R. Rahman is in the Oscar race once again for the original score at the 85thAcademy Awards. His composition for the film “”People Like Us” has found place in the long list of 104 composers vying for the nominations.

Rahman composed for the Alex Kurtzman directed “People Like Us” starring  Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Rahman won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire”.

104 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on  February 24, 2013.   The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Henry Jackman, composer “After the Wizard, »

- NewsDesk

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Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas Among 104 Scores To Advance In 2012 Oscar Race For Best Score

10 December 2012 5:45 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. As noted by various online Oscar pundits, most noticeably missing is Moonrise Kingdom. A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. Click Here for the complete rules.

In February, Ludovic Bource won the Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for The Artist at the 84th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below »

- Michelle McCue

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