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Friend's 'Hitman,' Eisenberg-Stewart 'Ultra' Bomb: Weekend Box Office Estimates

'Sinister 2' poster. 'American Ultra,' 'Hitman: Agent 47' and 'Sinister 2': Weekend box office bombs American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, and Sinister 2 are the new entries at the North American box office this weekend, Aug. 21-23, '15. All three of them are expected to underperform – with American Ultra having a particularly disastrous bow, especially for a movie starring Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and former Twilight star Kristen Stewart. Whether you blame it on a glut of movies targeting the same audience, a lack of major box office draws, or poor reviews, only one of the debutantes is expected to score more than $10 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters by Sunday evening. 'Sinister 2' According to early estimates found at Deadline.com, Ciarán Foy's Sinister 2 will lead the pack of newcomers with
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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, August 21; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, August 21; What Will You See?
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 21. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide American Ultra Director: Nima Nourizadeh Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Walton Goggins, Teri Wyble, Connie Britton, Michael Papajohn, Monique Ganderton, Lavell Crawford, Nash Edgerton Synopsis: "A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out." Criticwire Grade Average: C (4 reviews) Hitman: Agent 47 Director: Aleksander Bach Cast: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Emilio Rivera, Rolf Kanies, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, Ciarán Hinds, Mona Pirzad, Prince William E. Morris, Michaela Caspar, Jerry Hoffmann Synopsis: "An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the...
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'Hitman: Agent 47' Trailer #3 Brings Out the Big Guns

'Hitman: Agent 47' Trailer #3 Brings Out the Big Guns
20th Century Fox has just released the final global trailer for the upcoming action film,&#160Hitman: Agent 47! Take a deeper look inside the action-packed world of an elite assassin in this can't miss action-packed sneak peek that brings plenty of new footage while showing off its immense firepower. Also, be sure to get more even more action by checking out 47 Days of Hitman, where new content is posted every day until&#160Hitman: Agent 47&#160hits theaters everywhere later this month!

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.&#160 He is the culmination of decades of research, and forty-six earlier Agent clones, endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock
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'Hitman: Agent 47' TV Spot Unleashes A Violent Sneak Attack

'Hitman: Agent 47' TV Spot Unleashes A Violent Sneak Attack
You won't know what hit you after coming into contact with a mysterious bald assassin in the new TV spot for 20th Century Fox's Hitman: Agent 47, arriving in theaters August 21. Rupert Friend stars as the title character, who is seen being questioned by Dan Bakkedahl's character, although he can't even give him his full name, only the number 47. We also get a brief glimpse at Zachary Quinto's character John Smith, along with more explosive action, including a scene where a helicopter crashes into a once-pristine office.

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research - and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence.
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Ganz's Memorable Hitler Has Become the Stuff That Parodies Are Made Of

'Downfall' movie: Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler 'Downfall' movie: Overlong and overwrought World War II drama lifted by several memorable performances Oliver Hirschbiegel's German box office hit Downfall / Der Untergang is a generally engrossing psychological-historical drama whose emotional charge is diluted by excessive length, an overabundance of characters, and a tendency to emphasize the more obvious aspects of the narrative. Several key performances – including Bruno Ganz's now iconic Adolf Hitler – help to lift Downfall above the level of myriad other World War II movies. Nazi Germany literally goes under In Downfall, which by the end of 2004 had been seen by more than 4.5 million German moviegoers, Nazi Germany is about to lose the war. In his underground bunker, Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) grows increasingly out of touch with reality as he sees his dream of Deutschland über alles go kaput. Some of those under his command are equally incapable of thinking coherently.
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35 Movies You Need to See This Summer

35 Movies You Need to See This Summer
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!

1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson,
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'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Flaunts One Epic Gun Collection

'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Flaunts One Epic Gun Collection
While we still have more than four months left until Hitman: Agent 47 hits theaters, IGN has a new poster for this video game adaptation, which is fitting since today is April 7 (4/7), honoring the unnamed hitman's identity. Rupert Friend stars as the title character, who is seen standing in front of, quite literally, a wall of guns. Surely this highly-trained agent won't need all of these weapons to take out his enemies, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research &#173 and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to
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'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Featuring Rupert Friend

'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Featuring Rupert Friend
Rupert Friend has run into some big trouble on the latest poster for Hitman: Agent 47. Based on the popular video game series, 20th Century Fox is rebooting the action-packed adventure, which hits theaters at the tail end of summer. And if this latest sneak peek is any indication, we're about to see some epic gunfire as Agent 47 goes to work!

Hitman: Agent 47 follows an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits 47 of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

Aleksander Bach makes his directorial debut with Hitman: Agent 47, from a script by Skip Woods, Kyle Ward and Michael Finch.
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'Hitman: Agent 47' Trailer Unleashes A Killing Machine

'Hitman: Agent 47' Trailer Unleashes A Killing Machine
20th Century Fox has just released the first trailer for the highly anticipated action film,&#160Hitman: Agent 47! Based on the bestselling video game, Hitman: Agent 47 follows an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine. Rupert Friend arrives in this first footage, unleashing maximum firepower in an action-heavy non-stop jolt of excitement.

Hitman: Agent 47 is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.&#160 He is the culmination of decades of research &#173 and forty-six earlier Agent clones, endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning
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Hitman: Agent 47 pushed back by six months

Hitman: Agent 47’s release date has been pushed back by six months. The original release date was February 27th, 2015, but the movie is now set to arrive on August 28th, 2015. There is no clear indication why the film has been delayed but the change of release date may mean a better chance at box office success.

Based upon the popular video game series, the film is a reboot to the Hitman movie that came out in 2007, which starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. Paul Walker had originally been set to play the character in the reboot but after his tragic death last year Rupert Friend was cast instead.

Hitman: Agent 47 sees Aleksander Bach directing a cast that includes Rupert Friend (Homeland) as Agent 47 alongside Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Hannah Ware (Boss), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds
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New images from Hitman: Agent 47

Over the weekend we got our first look at the upcoming Hitman reboot Agent 47 with a banner and first images, and now Fox has released a few more stills from the film, which we have here…

Hitman: Agent 47 is set for release on February 27th 2015 in North America and in the UK, with Aleksander Bach directing a cast that includes Rupert Friend (Homeland) starring as Agent 47 alongside Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Hannah Ware (Boss), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Jeffy Hoffman (Shahada).

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First images from Hitman: Agent 47

Yesterday we saw the first banner for the upcoming Hitman reboot Agent 47, and now 20th Century Fox has debuted two stills from the film, featuring Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the titular Agent 47 and Hannah Ware (Boss) as Katia…

Hitman: Agent 47 is set for release on February 27th 2015 in North America and in the UK, with first time filmmaker Aleksander Bach directing a cast that also includes Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Jeffy Hoffman (Shahada).

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Sdcc: First look at Rupert Friend in Hitman: Agent 47

20th Century Fox has released the first banner for the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, a reboot of the 2007 Hitman film, with Aleksander Bach making his directorial debut and Rupert Friend (Homeland) starring as the eponymous Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 is set for release on February 27th 2015 in North America and in the UK, with a cast that also includes Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Hannah Ware (Boss), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Jeffy Hoffman (Shahada).

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Ciaran Hinds Set For Agent 47

Ciaran Hinds Set For Agent 47
He’s played his share of good guys, but usually when you see Ciarán Hinds’ name on the casting list for a film, your mind jumps to thinking of him as the villain of the piece. We’ll have to wait and see which side of the good/bad divide he falls when he joins the team shooting Agent 47.Planned as more of a sequel than a reboot to the 2007 Hitman video-game adaptation, the new movie already has Rupert Friend busy playing the bald, tattooed assassin who takes on a super-soldier conspiracy driven by Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann. The Hollywood Reporter’s spies couldn’t find out exactly who Hinds is set to play, though they have learned that he’ll be a scientist who fits into a pivotal part of the plot.Aleksander Bach is making his feature directorial debut with the film, working from a script by Skip Woods,
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Thomas Kretschmann Lands Villainous Role In Hitman Reboot Agent 47

Video-game adaptations are a dime a dozen, but it’s rare that any of them are worth even a cursory glance. The Resident Evil franchise, BloodRayne and Silent Hill are just a few of many that have fallen completely flat in their attempts to replicate the thrills of their source material on the big screen. However, based on casting alone, 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Hitman remake Agent 47 may actually be worth checking out.

With Homeland actor Rupert Friend stepping into the title role (replacing the late Paul Walker), and Zachary Quinto set to play the main villain, Agent 47 already has more going for it than most video-game adaptations. Now, it looks like the film will boast more than one baddie, with news that Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play Le Clerq, the chairman of an nefarious organization called Syndicate International, which schemes to build its own army of assassins.
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