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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon Treasure Island’ Outpaces ‘Black Panther’

Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon Treasure Island’ Outpaces ‘Black Panther’
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island,” the 38th feature installment in the Doraemon anime franchise about a blue robot cat from the future and his boy companion, topped the Japanese box office for the March 3-4 weekend.

With Toho releasing on 381 screens, the film earned $8 million on 717,000 admissions in its opening frame. This was 22% better than the first weekend of the previous entry, “Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi,” which went on to set a series record with $42 million last year.

Disney’s “Black Panther” opened second. The film made $2.9 million on 199,000 admissions on Saturday and Sunday. Over four days it lifted that to $4.76 million, putting it on course for a total in excess of $15 million.

Warner’s Clint Eastwood thriller “The 15:17 to Paris” opened in fifth. Opening on March 1, the film took $1.13 million in its first weekend and $1.91 million over four days.
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25 underrated 1990s movie soundtracks

From Muppet Treasure Island to Speed, we take a look at the 90s soundtracks that deserve another listen...

Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.

It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.

But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.

1. Chaplin - John Barry

Okay, let's start with a big one. Richard Attenborough. Robert Downey Jr. John Barry.
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The Fugitive Director Andrew Davis Planning Treasure Island Remake

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The Fugitive Director Andrew Davis Planning Treasure Island Remake
Director Andrew Davis, who hasn't made a film since the 2006 drama The Guardian, revealed that he is planning a modern-day remake of the 1990 film Treasure Island, entitled Thieves Fortune. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview.

"I'm currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post Katrina Louisiana called Thieves Fortune. It's the treasure of Jean Lafitte and I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining."

The director is currently working on the screenplay with George Gallo and a number of other unidentified writers. The project doesn't have a studio home as of yet, but the director said they will start pitching it once the script is complete and a cast is attached.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say about making family-friendly movies after directing action movies such as Under Siege,
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Mouse House: Upcoming Blu-ray Titles from Disney To Be Released

It seems like these days the possibilities are endless in how film fans can enjoy their favorites at home, from renting through Netflix to downloading online via Amazon. But perhaps the most rewarding format – well, for this old-fashioned guy, at least – is to purchase the movie on Blu-ray. While many major studios – including Disney – have generally decreased the amount of bonus features and other special content offered on home video, this company consistently delivers an overall strong value to their Blu-ray releases. In this edition of the Mouse House, I’ll as share some thoughts on yet-to-be-released Blu-ray offerings.

Coming Soon (Announced)

Recently Disney announced over 30 titles from their library – some of them classics, others surprisingly forgettable – to be released on Blu-ray for the first time this year. Many also hold the title of “anniversary” editions, celebrating 10, 15, 20 years or more since their original debuts.

On the Disney side, get ready
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Disney's 50 Finest: In Order of Awesome

Just days before the release of "Tangled," Disney shocked the world by announcing the film would be their last fairy tale princess story. But while there was much wailing, another, more positive milestone has been somewhat overlooked: "Tangled" marked the studio's 50th animated feature.

We know what you're thinking: Surely Disney has made more than 50 movies, right? And it's true, they have. But if there's one thing Disney knows even more than animation, it's how to protect their brand, which is why they've designated some of their features to be official classics and others -- like "The Jungle Book 2" or "Pete's Dragon" -- to be, you know, just something they do on the side for giggles and grins.

To celebrate the release of "Beauty and the Beast 3D," we review and rank all 50 official Disney animated features. Let the subjectivity begin.

50. 'Brother Bear' (2003)

Hey guys, remember "Brother Bear,
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New this Week: ’50/50,’ ‘Dream House’ and ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

50/50 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick

Courageous - Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes

Dream HouseDaniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

What’s Your Number? - Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor

Movie of the Week

50/50

The Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick

The Plot: A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

The Buzz: I don’t know, I’m not that excited about 50/50, but it’s gotta be better than Dream House, right? Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz are both great actresses, generally known for choosing good films, but this Daniel Craig guy, really? He’s looking so haggard, like he’s strung out on heroin, and he just emanates this brooding whininess, and I sense zero acting talent within. How in the world did he become a leading man? I
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Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Trailer

Martin Scorsese was very vocal when the hype of 3D was on the rise about two years ago when James Cameron's Avatar came to big screen and became the highest grossing film of all time. The Oscar-winning director claimed that "3D is liberating. Every shot is rethinking cinema." So now, two years later we get our first look at Hugo, a 1930s period piece set in Paris with a star studded cast including Asa ButterfieldChloe Moretz, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Helen McCrory, Christopher Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone. The film seems to be a action adventure mystery movie that is more family and kid-oriented than anything else. It is tough to judge something like this coming from Martin Scorsese, the man who gave us Goodfellas, Casino and The Departed among others. He seems to be making this film with the 3D in mind but
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Casting Bits: Elijah Wood in ‘Treasure Island’; Neve Campbell in ‘The Glass Man’; Michael Fassbender in ‘Genius’?

Casting Bits: Elijah Wood in ‘Treasure Island’; Neve Campbell in ‘The Glass Man’; Michael Fassbender in ‘Genius’?
The big Elijah Wood news in the past couple days was that the actor will appear in The Hobbit to reprise his character Frodo from The Lord of the Rings. (Details on that appearance here [1].) But he's also got another role booked: he'll be Ben Gunn in a Sky TV adaptation of Treasure Island, scripted by Stewart Harcourt and directed by Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Eddie Izzard is playing Long John Silver, which is brilliant. After the break, Neve Campbell books a role to follow Scream 4, and Michael Fassbender circles a Sean Penn film. The Glass Man is shooting now, with Neve Campbell, Andy Nyman and James Cosmo appearing, with Cristian Solimeno writing and directing. Called "a recession horror film," the plot goes like this: The Glass Man is about a guy with a nice middle class lifestyle who works in the financial sector. Thanks to the banking collapse he loses
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Pete Postlethwaite Passes Away At Age 64

It's a sad start to the new year today as British actor Pete Postlethwaite died today at the age of 64. He unfortunately lost to a long battle with cancer. The actor had a very distinct look about him that you would instantly recognize from a mile away, but that wasn't the only thing. His acting skills were great, leaving his mark in many films that spanned throughout the forty years of his career.He first began making his way through with several television shows which include "Minder," "Horse in the House," "Tales of Sherwood Forest" and "Casualty." He gradually transitioned into movies both on the big and small screen with parts in "Treasure Island" and "Tumbledown."Then he sunk his teeth into the world of film in movies that included "Alien 3," "The Usual Suspects," "James and the Giant Peach," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Amistad" and even Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet.
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