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Sneak Peek more footage, plus images from the Season 3 series premiere of "Into The Badlands", airing April 22, 2018 on AMC:

"...'Sunny' (Daniel Wu) living off the grid is doing his best to provide for his infant son 'Henry', in the wake of the death of 'Veil'.

"It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with 'Bajie' (Nick Frost) and journey back into the 'Badlands', where 'The Widow' (Emily Beecham) and 'Baron Chau' (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region.

"No longer supported by 'Tilda' (Ally Ioannides) or 'Waldo' (Stephen Lang), The Widow must find new allies in 'Lydia' (Orla Brady) and in 'Nathaniel Moon' (Sherman Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2.

"But when a mysterious nomadic leader called 'Pilgrim' (Babou Ceesay
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Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

It has been a long held belief that mainstream video game to film adaptations are cursed to fail. Since the infamous balls up Super Mario Bros. to last year’s muddled Assassin’s Creed, the list of movies that failed to translate the material onscreen is endless and there has yet to be a major studio film based on a video game to enjoy widespread acclaim. Now, obviously, some of us may have different ideas of what has and has not worked so far, for instance I consider Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: The Beginning to be the best video game film yet – it’s a good old fashioned axe swing spell casting fantasy yarn despite the bad reviews saying otherwise. One thing is for sure though, the wait for a big success goes on. So will the newly rebooted Tomb Raider (which is unrelated to the two previous Angelina Jolie Lara
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‘Into the Badlands’ Trailer Sees War On The Horizon

AMC has released a new trailer for season 3 of Into the Badlands, teasing all out war. We’re only weeks away from the premiere and things look to be heating up quickly! The trailer for the hit AMC martial arts drama was revealed during WonderCon Anaheim 2018 at the Into the Badlands panel.

The panel featured series star and executive producer Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider) who returns as Sunny, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) who returns as Bajie, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) who joins the cast this season as Cressida, and showrunner, executive producer and writer Alfred Gough.

Into the Badlands, which closed its second season as a top-ten scripted cable series averaging 3 million viewers per episode, is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another.
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"Into The Badlands" - Season 3

The Season 3 series premiere of "Into The Badlands", airs April 22, 2018 on AMC:

"...'Sunny' (Daniel Wu) living off the grid is doing his best to provide for his infant son 'Henry', in the wake of the death of 'Veil'.

"It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with 'Bajie' (Nick Frost) and journey back into the 'Badlands', where 'The Widow' (Emily Beecham) and 'Baron Chau' (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region.

"No longer supported by 'Tilda' (Ally Ioannides) or 'Waldo' (Stephen Lang), The Widow must find new allies in 'Lydia' (Orla Brady) and in 'Nathaniel Moon' (Sherman Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2.

"But when a mysterious nomadic leader called 'Pilgrim' (Babou Ceesay) arrives in the Badlands on a mission
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Into the Badlands: Season Three; AMC Unveils First Trailer

Are you ready for this? Watch the official season three trailer for the Into the Badlands TV show, from AMC. Into the Badlands, season three, premieres on AMC, on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The network introduced its first trailer for the third season, during a panel at WonderCon Anaheim 2018, over the weekend. An AMC post-apocalyptic, martial arts drama, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Eleanor Matsuura, Stephen Lang, Sherman Augustus, Babu Ceesay, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, Ella-Rae Smith, Lewis Tan, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Nick Frost. The AMC series takes place centuries into the future, in a feudal society called the Badlands. Read More…
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‘Tomb Raider’ Isn’t a Hit, but Alicia Vikander and Her Director Come Out Ahead

‘Tomb Raider’ Isn’t a Hit, but Alicia Vikander and Her Director Come Out Ahead
For the last five weeks, new movies have seen their opening box office slashed by “Black Panther.” And one casualty — on the domestic side at least — was franchise reboot “Tomb Raider.” When the videogame franchise opened to $23 million in North America last weekend, “Tomb Raider” was written off as a box office disappointment. It may barely squeak into the black via robust returns in overseas markets. Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeff Goldstein admitted that “Tomb Raider” was targeted from the start to appeal to foreign audiences, especially in China. “We looked at the property as an international piece driving the business,” he said. “And that’s essentially what happened.”

Sure enough, the action movie opened at number one in China, the world’s second-biggest market. After its second weekend, the movie tallies $41.7 million domestic and a worldwide total of $211 million. Domestically, it was a ‘tweener — neither a male actioner for videogame hounds,
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‘Tomb Raider’ Isn’t a Hit, but Alicia Vikander and Her Director Come Out Ahead

‘Tomb Raider’ Isn’t a Hit, but Alicia Vikander and Her Director Come Out Ahead
For the last five weeks, new movies have seen their opening box office slashed by “Black Panther.” And one casualty — on the domestic side at least — was franchise reboot “Tomb Raider.” When the videogame franchise opened to $23 million in North America last weekend, “Tomb Raider” was written off as a box office disappointment. It may barely squeak into the black via robust returns in overseas markets. Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeff Goldstein admitted that “Tomb Raider” was targeted from the start to appeal to foreign audiences, especially in China. “We looked at the property as an international piece driving the business,” he said. “And that’s essentially what happened.”

Sure enough, the action movie opened at number one in China, the world’s second-biggest market. After its second weekend, the movie tallies $41.7 million domestic and a worldwide total of $211 million. Domestically, it was a ‘tweener — neither a male actioner for videogame hounds,
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Into The Badlands: Season 3 TV Show Trailer: Daniel Wu Journey Backs Home [AMC]

Into the Badlands Season 3 Trailer

AMC‘s Into the Badlands: Season 3 TV show trailer stars Daniel Wu, Nick Frost, Emily Beecham, Eleanor Matsuura, and Ally Ioannides. Into the Badlands: Season 3’s plot synopsis: “Season 3 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the [...]

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‘Into The Badlands’ Debuts Season 3 Trailer; Cast & Creator Talk Show’s Inclusivity – Wondercon

Wondercon went Into The Badlands on Saturday morning. The AMC series took the dais with stars Daniel Wu (who was sporting a “Straight Outta The Badlands” T-shirt), Lorraine Toussaint, and Nick Frost along with showrunner Alfred Gough to talk about the upcoming season, but more than that, it talked about the groundbreaking inclusivity of the acclaimed show. Moderated by journalist Jeff Yang, the panel started off with a new trailer for season three (which debuts on Sunday…
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Amid Lack of Film Opportunities, One Chinese Actor Took a Roundabout Way to ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Role

Amid Lack of Film Opportunities, One Chinese Actor Took a Roundabout Way to ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Role
A decade ago, Hong Kong native Wesley Wong set his sights on an acting career while he was a student at USC.

But in 2008, film roles for Asian actors were virtually non-existent. Even in 2016, less than 6 percent of speaking roles were Asian in the top 100 films that year, according to a recent comprehensive USC study. Moreover, according to the report, just two Asian men had lead roles in 2016.

“I did some research and thought because of my ethnicity, I should go to Beijing (to pursue acting),” Wong tells Variety. “That was 10 years ago – it wasn’t that established for minorities here. We didn’t have that much opportunity. Back then I thought my best choice was to start off in China or the Asian market.”

Wong, who grew up speaking Cantonese, had to learn Mandarin and he also attended the prestigious Beijing Film Academy. After a number of acting credits in Chinese films,
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Season 3 of ‘Into The Badlands’ Returns To AMC In April

The third season of AMC’s groundbreaking show Into The Badlands returns Sunday night April 22nd at 10 pm. Into The Badlands, which closed its second season as a top-ten scripted cable series, is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another; these clans have been formed by the destruction of familial bonds and skirmishes over power. The show’s interwoven themes of martial arts, love and redemption are highlighted by what the show is best known for: its stunning cinematography and striking fight sequences.

The ensemble cast is led by Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider), Aramis Knight (Enders Game) Emily Beecham (Daphne), Orla Brady (“Fringe”),Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead). They will be joined by new series regulars Lorraine Toussaint(“Orange is the New Black
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‘Into the Badlands’ Showrunner Previews Season 3

‘Into the Badlands’ Showrunner Previews Season 3
The very enjoyable second season of “Into the Badlands” hits Netflix on March 21, where that wonderful concoction joins the show’s frisky six-episode first season.

As I’ve said a few times, you should seek out this post-apocalyptic adventure drama out if you’re a fan of gorgeous visuals, memorable action and ferocious characters engaged in a hard-fought battle to survive in a semi-feudal society where resources are scarce, but friendship, hope and love are always possible. (If you’re intrigued, check out this primer on the show.)

Newcomers to the series have a month, then, to get caught up
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'Black Panther' crosses $600m in North America

'Black Panther' crosses $600m in North America
Global champion Tomb Raider debuts in second place; Peter Rabbit crosses $100m.

Black Panther became the first film since Avatar in 2009 to hold on to number one for five successive weekends as the tentpole surged to $605.4m following an estimated $27m weekend haul that kept new arrival Tomb Raider in second place.

The superhero smash ranks as the seventh highest North American release and the second highest Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) release of all time. Only The Avengers stands above it in the McU pantheon on $623.4m – a target Black Panther now has within its sights.

Warner Bros / MGM’s
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Movie Review – Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider, 2018.

Directed by Roar Uthaug.

Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost and Derek Jakobi.

Synopsis:

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

From a critical standpoint, the phrase ”better than most video-game adaptations” is a useful one, as it allows us to identify the exact juncture at which ‘damning with faint praise’ deteriorates into ”saying literally nothing at all”.

Because deep down, even the most muted instances of ”faint praise” will contain a tiny sliver of flattery. Take this sentence for example; ”That was without a doubt, the best episode of The Walking Dead I have ever seen”. Now you might think that isn’t saying much (and it isn’t), but you have to admit that it does have some merit as a commendation.
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‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China

‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” has opened with a solid $12.3 million in its first day in China, taking in a 50% share of the top five films.

Warner Bros. reported Friday that “Tomb Raider” has become its fifth-highest grossing opening day in China, and surpasses by a significant margin all three films in the “Divergent” series and was double the opening of “Lucy” and 6% ahead of “Wonder Woman.” “Tomb Raider” also generated $500,000 in Thursday night previews.

Warner Bros. said “Tomb Raider” generated a total Thursday gross of $5.7 million on approximately 16,325 screens in 46 territories, which brought the international running total to $24.7 million. The action-thriller opened in nine markets last weekend and is opening Friday in another 19 markets including China, Spain, Scandinavia and Mexico.

Early box office results out of the U.K. generated $553,000 on 1,004 screens with a 40% box office share of the top five films, 25% ahead of “Red Sparrow.” In Russia, “Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider Thursday Night Box Office Is Bigger Than Expected

Warner Bros. rolled out its video game reboot Tomb Raider last night for Thursday sneak previews, and the Box Office results were not groundbreaking, but still a lot better than expected. Tomb Raider took in an estimated $2.1 million in sneak peek screenings that took place in over 3,100 theaters last night, before it opens in 3,854 theaters starting today. Most analysts are predicting an opening weekend in the mid $20 million range, although most also have Black Panther just beating it with a fifth-weekend gross in the high $20 million range.

Unfortunately for Tomb Raider, it isn't getting much help from critics, with its opening day score on Rotten Tomatoes nearly split right down the middle with 49% (71 positive reviews, 73 negative reviews). The movie's 3,854 theater count puts it in the same ballpark as four-time box office champ Black Panther (3,942) and last week's runner-up A Wrinkle In Time (3,980), although its middling critical reception may hinder its box office performance.
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Second Opinion – Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider, 2018.

Directed by Roar Uthaug.

Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hannah John-Kamen, and Nick Frost.

Synopsis:

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Movies based off video games haven’t always had a good track record, but the new Tomb Raider film from director Roar Uthaug does pretty well with its source material for an entertaining if flawed adventure film. Alicia Vikander makes the film worth watching as Lara Croft through an impressive performance, both physically as well as emotionally, but a lot of the film that surrounds her just doesn’t quite measure up.

Based on the 2013 Tomb Raider game and its sequel, the film acts as an origin story for young Lara as she discovers a clue about
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‘Tomb Raider’: 5 Key Differences Between the Video Game and the New Film

‘Tomb Raider’: 5 Key Differences Between the Video Game and the New Film
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Tomb Raider.”]

Another day, another reboot. This time, it’s Lara Croft, the video game adventuress and raider of tombs first personified on the big screen by Angelina Jolie, who gets a fresh start with Alicia Vikander taking over the titular role. The new “Tomb Raider” film draws heavily from the 2013 video game reboot, and fans of “Tomb Raider” and its sequel, “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” will be pleasantly surprised at how many details actually make it into the film.

Unlike her predecessor, Vikander sports Lara’s updated look: a gray tank top and cargo pants. She also arms herself with a bow and a quiver filled with arrows, as well as a red grappling hook, all weapons which Lara uses in the video games. The plot is also pretty similar to the events of the 2013 game, with Lara fighting her way off of the mysterious and isolated island of Yamatai.
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Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Finds $2.1 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Finds $2.1 Million on Thursday Night
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” ran off with $2.1 million on Thursday night.

Fox’s comedy-drama “Love, Simon,” meanwhile, made $850,000 from 2,125 sites during Thursday previews. It’s expanding to 2,402 venues Friday.

Tomb Raider,” Warner Bros. and MGM’s adaptation of the popular video game, has been projected to take in about $25 million from 3,842 locations this weekend. That will challenge the fifth weekend of Disney-Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther,” which will likely finish in the same territory domestically.

Vikander stars as archaeologist Lara Croft, who embarks on a journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Based on the 2013 game, the film is directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, from a story by Evan Daugherty and Robertson-Dworet. The cast also includes Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu.

Reviewers have been split on “Tomb Raider,” which has a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Review: Tomb Raider is a Savagely Fun Adventure Film

For those of you who were hoping that the new Tomb Raider film would be good... you’re in luck because it turned out to be freakin’ awesome! At least that's my opinion of it. Obviously, not everyone will like the film and some people will go into it looking for problems, but if you go into the theater looking for a good time... you're going to get it.

Tomb Raider is one of my favorite video franchises so it was great to see that it actually got a decent film adaptation. I think Tomb Raider is easily one of the better video game films that have been made. It might even be one of the best.

When Alicia Vikander was cast in the role of Lara Croft, I knew she would deliver a solid performance because she's a great actor. But she went above and beyond what I was expecting!
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