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With its lush, tropical rainforests and white sandy beaches, Hawaii makes the perfect stand-in for various movie locales. So throw a lei around your neck, tie a grass skirt around your waist and get ready for our list of movies you probably didn’t know were filmed in Hawaii. The Hunger Games – Catching Fire (2013) Katniss fights for her life in the arena, which she eventually destroys with a well-aimed shot of her arrow. The setting, which features water and...
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It looks like you can't put a Walt Disney Studios release down. Even after "Tomorrowland" took the top spot at Friday's box office many observers believed that it would fall behind "Pitch Perfect 2" for the weekend crown. Instead, the Brad Bird picture has shown some solid resiliency despite just a B Cinemascore and very mixed reviews. "Tomorrowland" is estimated to make $32.1 million for the three-day and up to $40 million for the entire Memorial Day weekend. That's below pre-release polling which predicted a $50 million four-day, but it's an Ok start for the reportedly $190 million production. "Pitch Perfect 2" took the second slot with another $30.3 million and $117.7 million in just 10 days. That's almost double what the original "Pitch Perfect" earned in 2012. "Mad Max: Fury Road" weathered "Tomorrowland" and "Poltergeist" coming into the marketplace for another $23.8 million and $87.3 million so far. At this point, it looks like George Miller's critically acclaimed »
- Gregory Ellwood
This year, Lionsgate finds itself in the same position that Warner Bros. was in a few years back. Its golden goose franchise—The Hunger Games—is coming to an end, and the studio is trying to find ways to bolster up its slate. Given that Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1 were the #1 and #2 movies, respectively, of 2013 and 2014, it’s certainly gonna hurt not to have that kind of revenue coming in next year. But the studio is doing all it can to get some new franchises going, and fresh off this morning’s news that Now You See Me 3 is already in development comes word that the studio’s upcoming adaptation of The Odyssey will span a number of films. We learned last month that director Francis Lawrence—who has helmed every Hunger Games film except the first—is reteaming with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate on an »
- Adam Chitwood
I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but I’m a massive fan of heist films. Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, and every other great entry into what can easily be one of the best intense genres around if done right. One film that seems to be a good contender into that kind of movie is Jay Martin’s 7 Minutes (hitting Theaters, VOD & iTunes June 26) . Having cut his teeth being the storyboard artist on films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Amazing Spiderman, I Am Legend, and Constantine, Martin made the transition to director,when helmed music videos for everyone from Cold War Kids and Deathcab For Cutie, to legendary rapper Nas.
It’s pretty obvious that Jay knows what he wants in front of the camera and how to get it and the heist film led by Luke Mitchell (TV’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L. »
- Jerry Smith
Lionsgate is banking on the team behind its mega-successful Hunger Games franchise to work similar magic on an adaptation of Homer’s ancient poem The Odyssey, which the studio hopes will birth an ambitious franchise. Simultaneously, execs are looking at Homer’s other epic, The Iliad, as another potential tentpole.
“We’re feeling very, very bullish,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman said recently about the in-development project. Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is attached to direct The Odyssey, working with Hunger Games writer Peter Craig and producer Nina Jacobson. The plan for that adaptation “contemplates more than one movie,” according to CEO Jon Feltheimer.
Though both Odyssey and Iliad are in very early stages of development, the former is on the fast track, with Lionsgate looking at getting production underway by early next year, after Lawrence and company are done promoting the final Hunger Games movie, »
- Isaac Feldberg
"This is our way out, it's perfect." Starz Digital has unveiled a trailer for Jay Martin's 7 Minutes, a modern day intense heist movie about three friends forced to commit a brazen robbery, but end up in a "game of life-or-death". There's some interesting twists and turns that they hint at in the trailer; I'm curious who that guy is that pops up at the end with the shotgun. The cast includes Luke Mitchell, Leven Rambin, Jason Ritter, Kris Kristofferson, Joel Murray, Kevin Gage and Zane Holtz. The film is the feature debut of music video director Jay Martin, who also worked as a storyboard artist on a number of major features (I Am Legend, Catching Fire). It looks like it might be engaging, with some solid action throughout. Fire it up. Here's the official trailer + poster for Jay Martin's 7 Minutes, also in high def from Apple: Plot synopsis: »
- Alex Billington
Comedian Jon Dore, Oscar-nominated actor David Paymer (“Mr. Saturday Night”), Lynn Cohen (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Sex and the City”) and Eric Edelstein (“Jurassic World”) are set to star in the indie comedy “The Pickle Recipe,” TheWrap has learned. Michael Manasseri is directing from a screenplay by Sheldon Cohn, based on a story by Gary Wolfson and Cohn. Storyboard Entertainment’s Jason Potash and Paul Finkel are producing with Cohn and Wolfson, while Manasseri is producing through his company Made in Michigan Entertainment. Eddie Rubin will executive produce the film, which starts production this month in Michigan. Also Read: Scarlett Johansson Can. »
- Jeff Sneider
After playing Commander Thread in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Patrick St. Esprit has been cast as the Secretary of Defense alongside Sela Ward’s President in “Independence Day 2,” TheWrap has learned. Roland Emmerich is directing the sequel for 20th Century Fox, which will release the action-packed blockbuster on June 24, 2016. Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher star along fellow franchise newcomers Travis Tope, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lance Lim and Mckenna Grace, while returning cast members from the original include Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch. Also Read: 'It Follows' Star Maika Monroe Joins Liam. »
- Jeff Sneider
Here’s a look at The Sister Portrait, featuring Katniss and Primrose Everdeen, a commemorative Hunger Games franchise print debuting at the 2015 Festival de Cannes.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown.
Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on »
- Michelle McCue
Officer Downe: Press Release -- "Officer Downe co-creator/screenwriter/producer Joe Casey (Ben 10/Marvel's Avengers Assemble), director/producer Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot), and producers Man of Action Entertainment (I Kill Giants, The Great Unknown, Big Hero 6 character/team creators from Marvel Comics "Alpha Flight"), Skip Williamson (Underworld), Mark Neveldine (Crank), Cole Payne (Downloading Nancy) and Cory Brennan (Slipknot manager) have cast Tyler Ross (Zombieland, American Milkshake) as Officer Gable opposite previously announced lead, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), in the independent film that began principal photography this week in Los Angeles. Lauren Velez (Dexter) has come aboard as Police Chief Berringer, Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) and Bruno Gunn (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will portray Officers Carter and Fritch. »
- Derek Anderson
The spinoff, which already stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), will be an ensemble piece about the heist of Death Star blueprints by a group of rebel fighters. It’s set between Episode III and Episode IV, but closer to A New Hope. Jones and Ahmed are set as members of the rebel squad deployed to retrieve the plans, while Mendelsohn will be the villain of the piece. Luna is reportedly also playing a rebel.
Luna is a prolific actor best known for Elysium, The Terminal and Y Tu Mama Tambien. He most recently shot Blood Father, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and is preparing to play a key role in Jason Momoa starrer The Bad Batch. The »
- Isaac Feldberg
Shortly after Disney bought LucasFilm in October 2012, it was revealed that LucasFilm founder George Lucas had written treatments for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, the studio decided to toss them out and develop their own story instead of using George Lucas' ideas. Until now, it was never known why. The print issue of Vanity Fair reveals that George Lucas' story largely centered on teenagers, which Disney was wary of due to the negative critiques of the prequel trilogy. Here's what producer Kathleen Kennedy had to say in a brief statement.
"We've made some departures...exactly the way you would in any development process."
While there is still much we don't know about the actual story in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's clear that the story centers on a younger group of heroes. Although they are in their 20s and 30s, and not youngsters like Jake Lloyd, »
The heartwarming comedy-of-errors Love, Rosie makes its DVD debut May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Mirror Mirror) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), the delightful romantic comedy is based on the bestselling novel by Cecelia Ahern. We have a contest lined up where our readers can take home copies of this new DVD and the book this romance is adapted from, with one grand prize winner taking home the book plus a DVD signed by Lily Collins.
Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, »
Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »
- D. Zhea
Unstoppable, ass-kicking heroines are still a minority in film and television, but we like to think that things are getting better. Women have been tearing it up in more and more in recent years in high profile Ya adaptations, superhero movies and gripping dramas from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Tatiana Maslany.
Here are some of the most awesome female leads from television and film, all waiting to be watched on Netflix right now:
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Young adult adaptations have been all the rage in recent years, with a gratifying number of talented young women taking the lead roles. Out of all of these, Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss has got to be our favourite.
Panem is a terrible place to live, and, on top of that, Katniss is handed some extra helpings of personal tragedy. And while not entirely comfortable or willing »
The websites are claiming that actors Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) are in talks with Disney to join the cast of the film, which has Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) already signed on as the lead.
“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.”
See Also: Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One plot details and teaser revealed
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set for release on December 16th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") is being eyed for a role in the upcoming "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" film. Riz Ahmed ("Four Lions," "Nightcrawler") is in talks to join the cast as well according to The Wrap.
Gareth Edwards directs the spin-off feature which also stars Felicity Jones and possibly Ben Mendelsohn. The project has been described as an action-centric heist film involving a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans to the original Death Star.
Claflin has generally played supporting roles in major blockbusters, but the part he is being eyed for here is said to be much more substantial. "Star Wars: Rogue One" is currently targeting a December 16th 2016 release date. »
- Garth Franklin
As of now, the only confirmed cast member for Star Wars: Rogue One is Felicity Jones, and details from Star Wars Celebration last weekend revealed that she'll be playing a Rebel soldier involved with the heist to get the plans to the first Death Star. . However, two more potential names have surfaced to join the first Star Wars Anthology spin-off slated for release on December 16th, 2016 as The Wrap reports The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay star Sam Claflin is being eyed for a role and Badass Digest adds that Four Lions and Nightcrawler star Riz Ahmed seems to be attached to the project too. Read on! As of now, Claflin is said to be the frontrunner for what will be a major role amongst an ensemble of actors, with comparisons being drawn to The Wild Bunch and The Magnificent Seven for the kind of character set we can expect. »
- Ethan Anderton
Battle of the Sexes: Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star in Battle of the Sexes, based on a well-publicized tennis match in 1973 between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris will direct; they worked with Carell on 2006's Little Miss Sunshine, while Carell and Stone appeared together in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love. Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) wrote the script. Two other similar projects are in development; this one is aiming for release next year. [Deadline] The Entity: Director James Wan (Furious 7) will produce a remake of The Entity, a 1982 horror movie about a woman (Barbara Hershey) who comes under physical and sexual attack by a demon. The woman must also deal with a doctor (Ron Silver) who doubts...
- Peter Martin
Battle of the Sexes: Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star in Battle of the Sexes, based on a well-publicized tennis match in 1973 between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris will direct; they worked with Carell on 2006's Little Miss Sunshine, while Carell and Stone appeared together in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love. Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) wrote the script. Two other similar projects are in development; this one is aiming for...
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