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The anti-Cruise factor seems to have dissipated, at least among cinemagoers, judging by last weekend's opening for Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation.
The $150 million Paramount/Skydance picture amassed $5.15 million, including $137,000 in previews, up 21% on the 2011 debut of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
In 27 of 32 international markets, the action-adventure co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner registered the biggest opening of Cruise.s career. (His personal best here is still The War of the Worlds. $6.5 million in 2005).
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who wrote Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher, which he also directed), the fifth instalment of the franchise rang up an estimated $56 million in the Us and $65 million in the rest of the world.
Australian exhibitors were impressed with the opening, »
- Don Groves
Attention John Krasinski fans! Have we got a movie trailer for you. We give you 13 Hours, the brand new flick starring everyone's favorite lip synch champion (oh, and actor, too). The thriller comes from none other than Michael Bay, who seemingly decided to take a break from the land of Transformers and Ninja Turtles to focus on some ripped-from-the-headlines political material. The trailer, which just dropped, is your usual high-packed military action fare. In other words, if you liked Zero Dark Thirty, you'll love 13 Hours! Or something like that. But seriously, while the thriller appears to be a standard war movie at first glance, it's actually much more complex—and »
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
Marking the feature-film directing debut of actor Joel Edgerton (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Warrior”), “The Gift” is a brilliantly bleak chiller, a horror film that simultaneously feels like it could go almost anywhere while still ending in a way that feels utterly ordained by everything that’s gone before. It’s a grim bit of business, but it’s also loaded with the kind of laughter that you need when you’re scared, like the vent on a pressure cooker. The story revolves around just three people, but it draws their world around them with exquisite detail and then as tight as a noose. »
- James Rocchi
In an age of mega-blockbusters and star-studded dramas, it’s refreshing to see that some people are still wholly committed to middle-of-the-road thriller fare. Enter The Gift, the directorial debut of Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton, in which he stars as an unstable psychopath taking revenge on the guy (Jason Bateman) who bullied him back in high school.
The new trailer for the pic establishes an unsettling, edgy tone before segueing into actual footage from the flick, which finds Simon (Bateman) and his young wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) tentatively reconnecting with Simon’s old classmate Gordo (Edgerton) before realizing there’s something very off about their new acquaintance.
No one’s expecting this flick to win any awards, but it looks like an appropriately tense thriller given the subject matter, albeit a somewhat silly one.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? »
- Isaac Feldberg
Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions’ The Gift is a heart-stopping, thought-provoking psychological thriller from producers Jason Blum and Rebecca Yeldham and actor, writer, producer and first-time director Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), that asks the question: What if someone you wronged long ago reemerged in your life through a chance encounter and what if they can’t get over the past?
Watch the creepy second trailer below.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin.
Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years.
As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, »
- Michelle McCue
The film stars Parker Sawyers, best known for Hyde Park on Hudson, Zero Dark Thirty and Austenland, as the future Us president. Get On Up and Ride Along’s Tika Sumpter plays his future wife, then a young lawyer called Michelle Robinson.
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- Ben Child
Parker Sawyers, known for parts in "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (2014), is playing Barack Obama to Tika Sumpter's Michelle Obama (who was Michelle Robinson at the time the story takes place), in a film based on the early romance between Barack and Michelle. Titled "Southside With You," the project is being sold as a "Before Sunset"-style type of film (in short... man, woman, lots of mostly profound conversation over a specified period of time), which will take place entirely in one day, set during the summer of 1989, when one Barack Obama (then a first-year Harvard Law student) took his »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Once in the hands of Kathryn Bigelow, who with screenwriting partner Mark Boal has moved onto other projects, Paramount's "Triple Frontier" may finally see the light under director J.C. Chandor. According to Deadline, Chandor is in early talks to helm this thriller set at the titular organized crime crossroads of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Rumors, however, have been flying since the project surfaced at Paramount in 2010, when Bigelow and Boal were fielding actors including Tom Hanks and Will Smith to fill the film's five leading roles. But Bigelow and Boal first pushed "Triple Frontier" aside for "Zero Dark Thirty" and now their upcoming drama about controversial rescued Pow Bowe Bergdahl; Hanks and Smith, however, may be staying on. Boal, who wrote the script, and Bigelow remain executive producers on "Triple Frontier," with Charles Roven and Alex Gartner producing for Atlas Media. Variety notes that, while the deal remains open, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
After years of development limbo, Paramount’s action thriller “Triple Frontier” may have found new life.
The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.
The deal is not yet closed but if Chandor boards the project, the aim is for production to commence in January. A star has yet to be set for the film, but insiders say Will Smith has been eyeing the project for some time.
Though sources close to the studio and Smith say the actor is not attached, »
- Justin Kroll
This spring it was announced that "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" team, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, were moving ahead with their film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl, with Megan Ellison backing the project. That meant their long developing "Triple Frontier" was put on the backburner, but it looks like it's moving again. This time, however, with another director attached. J.C. Chandor saw his slate open up after exiting Mark Wahlberg starrer "Deepwater Horizon," but he's landing on his feet in a big way by eyeing taking over "Triple Frontier," which is still running with Boal's script. Once knocking around town under the title "Sleeping Dogs," the story that takes place in the notorious, titular border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil called 'la triple frontera,' where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge, making it a haven for crime that's difficult to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
He was one of the youngest TV executive producers in the medium's history, created not one but two successful animated programs, hosted the Oscars and had a blockbuster comedy bring in beaucoup box office receipts. He has contributed $1 million to the Reading Rainbow kickstarter fund and produced the recent reboot of the classic science series Cosmos; Harvard named him their 2011 Humanist of the Year. Yet Seth MacFarlane has managed to inspire an intense, rabid hatred of his raunchy comedy and retro-dude attitudes that's been as fervent as the fanbase that »
Since stepping off of Deepwater Horizon before it began filming, All Is Lost/ A Most Violent Year writer/director J.C. Chandor has been in search of other projects. While many of them are ideas he options or creates himself, Deadline reports that he’s also interested in one that was started by someone else, with Chandor in early talks to take over Triple Frontier. Originally developed by Zero Dark Thirty duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, Frontier is an ensemble piece set in the violent border zone situated between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil (hence “triple frontier”), a hot spot for organised crime and notoriously tough to police. Bigelow and Boal, who also worked on The Hurt Locker, had been letting this one build quietly but have decided instead to focus on a film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl.So now Chandor is talking to Paramount about possibly taking on Triple Frontier, »
Following the acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, the next project for director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal was supposed to be Triple Frontier at Paramount Pictures. The project had been developing for years, but then Bigelow and Boal decided to focus on a film about Bowe Bergdahl, the Us Army Sergeant captured by the Taliban […]
- Ethan Anderton
A long-developing project may be undergoing an interesting director shift. After Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, she was understandably in demand for a number of follow-up projects. She and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal zeroed in on a crime drama called Triple Frontier. Set in a border zone of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil known as “la triple frontera,” the movie would revolve around this haven for organized crime. A number of actors expressed interest in starring, from Johnny Depp to Tom Hanks to Will Smith, but the project was put on the backburner when Zero Dark Thirty gained steam. Our last update on the film came in 2012, when details surfaced that while Smith was interested in starring in the movie, Bigelow was uninterested in casting him. Moreover, Paramount Pictures reportedly balked at the $80 million budget. Bigelow and Boal have »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: I’m hearing that Margin Call and A Most Violent Year helmer Jc Chandor is in early discussions to direct Triple Frontier, that hot-button drama for Paramount Pictures that grew quiet when Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal stepped away to focus on the movie about Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who left a base in Afghanistan and was captured and held for five years by the Taliban until he was exchanged for five high-level Taliban… »
Once slated to be helmed by Kathryn Bigelow, it now seems that "All is Lost" and "A Most Violent Year" helmer Jc Chandor is in early discussions to direct the topical drama "Triple Frontier" for Paramount Pictures.
The story is an ensemble drama set around the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Plot specifics are still under wraps, but Tom Hanks and Will Smith were said to be circling roles at last report while Charles Roven is producing.
Bigelow and her "Zero Dark Thirty" scribe Mark Boal, who were developing the project shifted their focus instead to a biopic about U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl who was held for five years by the Taliban.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in "Terminator Genisys," but he's the only one from the original franchise. There's a new Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones"), John Connor (Jason Clarke of "Zero Dark Thirty") and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney of "A Good Day to Die Hard.")
But where are the stars who've played these roles in previous films? Interestingly enough, there's a "Terminator" thread that connects them even in other projects (such as Emilia Clarke taking over the role from a "Game of Thrones" costar), almost as if it were ... fate. (Yes, of course there's no fate but what we make.)
Here's what the previous cast and crew have been up to since their "Terminator" days. »
- Sharon Knolle
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
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