Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf you could sum up “The Walking Dead” Season 7 in one word, it probably wouldn’t be “fun.” Depending on your perspective, it might not even be printable. Season 8 premieres in October on AMC.Want more stuff like this? And certainly I enjoyed having a bit more bite, bit more grit in my belly, sharing scenes with Jeffrey Dean Morgan [Negan].I think it’s going to be a lot more fun, Season 8, pitted against him with a bit more push back.”Fans do enjoy seeing Rick in Ricktator mode, and we’re ready for him to show the Saviors they’re effing with the wrong people.Showrunner Scott Gimple recently said Rick is willing to suffer any loss, including his own life, to keep his people free from Negan and the Saviors. He was even willing to part with son Carl Grimes in the Season 7 finale, which was a hint to how much he’s toughened up.Speaking of Carl, actor Chandler Riggs offered a mini tease of the Season 8 premiere when revealing he’d received, and read, and liked the first episode script.Barring any complications from a writers strike, TWD should start filming as early as next week at the start of May, down in Georgia. Like us on Facebook. A good acting challenge. [C]ertainly the first eight would be not a pleasant experience, but it was a great challenge. The season ended on a high note for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and allies, but it was a rough batch of episodes for the fans and the actors.Andrew Lincoln has been candid about not enjoying his role as Rick, at least in the first half of Season 7, but he’s also pumped about what’s ahead in Season 8.Here’s what he recently told ComicBook.com about what’s ahead in All Out War:”This has been one of the more unpleasant aspects of [Rick’s] psyche, this submissive version. Many fans interpreted that as a threat to kill Rick, but it’s probably closer to a warning that Rick’s favorite people are not safe.
It’s amazing. Jackie Cruz (Flaca) talked to Entertainment Tonight about Season 5, saying there will “definitely” be justice for Poussey (Samira Wiley), among other things, when Season 5 arrives on June 9:”It’s going to be great. “Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything.” Taylor Schilling (Piper) added, “I think the stakes are higher in this season than they have been in a while just by virtue of the compressed time and seeing people in compressed circumstance really raises the stakes.””Orange Is the New Black” Season 5 starts streaming Friday, June 9 on Netflix.Want more stuff like this? [Writer] Jenji Kohan is a genius.”OITNB Season 5 is meant to be a departure for the show in that the 13 episodes will all take place over the course of just three days, following the riot that started at the end of Season 4. Netflix already shared the first minute of the new season, plus several first-look photos to tease the action ahead.Back in January at the SAG Awards, several “Orange” stars talked about what’s next. “[I]t will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready,” Danielle Brooks (Taystee) told E!. Like us on Facebook. It’s things that you haven’t seen before, a lot of surprises, and we’re left with a cliffhanger. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneNetflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 ended on a major cliffhanger, and it sounds like Season 5 has a similar plan. It just keeps getting better.
She can deal with shady business of all sorts, but she will not deal with drug addiction or alcoholism. Who would you like to see her interact more with?I think a little interaction with Jerome would be cool — I don’t necessarily think an alliance with Jerome would be good for her. It’s always great when I get to work with Maggie [Geha] because Maggie is so much taller than me; she’s the sweetest person — she’s literally Ivy. She knows that she wants independence, and she knows that she needs to survive, but it’s a question of, does she want to continue surviving, or does she want to go above and beyond that?Where does that search for independence take her?It takes her to a certain person that she thinks could help her. She needs some stability in her life. Posted April 24, 2017 by Scott HuverAs “Gotham’s” presumptive future Catwoman, young Selina Kyle’s just getting into the earliest of her feline nine lives — but as actress Camren Bicondova keeps discovering, they’re never without some serious intrigue.As the saga of the pre-Batman Gotham City returns with a run of episodes to close out its third season, Bicondova is back as Selina, once again straddling the line between good girl and bad girl following a major falling out with the slowly emerging Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne. Because she doesn’t say much, most of her communication revolves around how her body sits and moves. Even if it’s like a little like, “Oh, we’re friends — okay, bye.” I think that would be a really cool dynamic.There was a glimmer of a connection early in the series…The only way that that happened was because Selina broke into her apartment and was squatting there. It’s so funny. I think they just went their separate ways. I’m pretty sure that I would not be able to play this role if I wasn’t a dancer. It’s not necessarily toxic, their relationship, but it’s definitely a wild ride. When we pick up this season, it’s kind of catching them on their little downfall. Then for the rest of the season after that, it’s them going their separate ways and trying to figure out who they are.How does Selena move forward from being betrayed by her mother yet again?I think it impacts her immensely. No, I’m not going to say any more than that.You are a dancer as well — did any of your dance background help you with Selina’s physicality?Definitely. The fact that she abandoned her again, just in a different way, it hurts Selina, because all she wants to feel is loved. She has enough chaos going on. She’s just searching for what she wants in life, and she’s searching for what she necessarily needs also. I think out of everyone, the person who is the most like her character is Maggie.I love their dynamic, because Selina is just this short little thing, this small package with a lot of boom. I don’t think they dislike each other, I just think they were just not good mix.Selina takes on a leadership role with Poison Ivy, even though Ivy looks like an adult. How does their relationship fare as the season picks up?Camren Bicondova: That relationship is crazy. If I weren’t a dancer, I don’t think that I would be able to pull Selina off. Ivy is just this really tall, beautiful piece of Ivy-ness, but she’s so dorky, and she’s so innocent. I think Selina kind of shied away from her because of that. I think that betrayal from her mother definitely skyrockets her into this direction that she didn’t necessarily see herself going into.As the remainder of Season 3 plays out, how much more does she evolve toward becoming the Catwoman we know she could become as an adult?She does evolve a little more towards that direction, but she definitely does not become Catwoman. The majority of Selina’s being is her body language and the way that she moves. She needs stability.But as far as an alliance goes, I don’t think she’s ever had an alliance with Barbara. At the time, Barbara was having some drinking issues, and Selina does not deal with things like that. How does that go?She does. I think because Selina didn’t want to start a relationship with her mom again, because her mom did her so wrong from the beginning of her life. So it definitely helps.What character would you like to see Selina ally with, whether it’s a true partnership or not? Then no more. And as the 17-year-old actress revealed to a small group of press, Selina will face new temptations to walk on the more shadowy side of the street than her justice-seeking paramour.We left Selina and Bruce in a pretty fractured place when we last saw them. I think that would be cool. So it’s really fun playing that dynamic of this little person who is much more wise, and much more confident, talking to this very tall person who’s very innocent and not so wise.”Gotham” airs Mondays on Fox.
Or is his story complete by the end of Infinity War?Kevin Feige: They’re two very different movies. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe truth is out there when it comes to the title of the fourth “Avengers” movie, but Marvel is not ready to share it with the class.There was a time when Marvel just called the next two “Avengers” movies “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.” Then they revealed that the first movie would just be “Avengers: Infinity War” on its own, with the artist formerly known as Part 2 just holding onto “Untitled Avengers 4” for now.CinemaBlend talked to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during press day for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It became too complicated to cross-board them like that, and we found ourselves—again, something would always pay the price. We wanted to be able to focus and shoot one movie and then focus and shoot another movie.””Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018; “Untitled Avengers 4” is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019.Want more stuff like this? Any guesses about what happens, and the spoiler of the title?CinemaBlend followed-up with a question about Josh Brolin’s Thanos, the big bad of “Infinity War”:CinemaBlend: Will Thanos be in both movies? Here’s why, from Feige to Collider:”We’re doing them one right after another… we don’t know the name of Avengers 4, that they’re not going to announce it, it’s going to be a minute. That’s all I’ll say.Feige also recently told Collider that “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” are no longer being filmed simultaneously; instead, “Infinity War” is in produciton now and “Avengers 4″ won’t start until August. Like us on Facebook. 2” (which opens May 5) and asked about the title secrecy:CinemaBlend: When I talked with [directors] Joe and Anthony Russo last year, I guess a couple months ago, they mentioned… I’m curious if the reason for that is because it’s a spoiler.Kevin Feige: Yeah, for sure.
It’s going to be really freaking cool.”Yesssssss. “Guardians 2” is getting some really freaking cool reviews at this point, and hopefully fans like it as much as the critics. Like us on Facebook. Jr. But ‘Avengers [Infinity War]’ is going to be a pretty big spectacle. Pratt previously hyped the “Guardians” sequel as the “biggest spectacle movie of all time.” The Toronto paper reminded him of that quote, and he added this extra tease:”Well, so far, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is still is the biggest spectacle movie of all time — that is all time up until now. I think you’re talking 40 heroes — that is a huge spectacle.”Marvel shared some behind-the-scenes looks at “Infinity War” — featuring Pratt, Tom Holland (Spider-Man), and Robert Downey. Then “Avengers 4″ will show up in 2019, and we don’t know the official title yet because it would spoil what comes before it.Want more stuff like this? (Iron Man) back in February toward the start of production.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. We’ve shot most of it — my stuff — and I can tell you, the fans are not going to be disappointed. 2” opens Friday, May 5. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneMarvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” will give fans exactly what they want from a meeting of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.That’s what Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord) promised to the Toronto Sun, while promoting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I’ve heard over and over from people, ‘When are the Guardians going to meet up with the Avengers?’ I was never sure how that would happen or if that would happen, but then they announced [‘Avengers: Infinity War’] and called us and told us it was happening. “Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4, 2018. 2″:”It’s exactly what the fans want.
Emmys all around this week, starting with Carrie Coon (Nora Durst), who shared Baker’s big hotel room scene.”The Leftovers” executive producer Damon Lindelof told TVLine the idea to bring in Linn-Baker came from plotting out the idea that Nora learns there’s a device that can reunite people with their Departed loved ones. “The idea was so ludicrous, we were like, ‘Who should present it to Nora? #PerfectStrangers Amazing! Maybe the messenger should be as ridiculous as the idea itself?'”The scene didn’t come across as ridiculous, despite the show entering a bizarre pop culture Twilight Zone. Nora has it much worse, but they bonded over that anger and the need to take action.”The Leftovers” fans are quicker to accept the ridiculous than most, and they loved it:Everybody checking Wikipedia tonight and learning Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers really does have 2 degrees from Yale. #theleftovers
— Denny Watkins (@dennywatkins) April 24, 2017Can we talk about the new opening credits for @TheLeftoversHBO ???? This time, HBO show dove deep into that mystery, bringing in Mark Linn-Baker himself for a fantastic, emotional, fully committed guest role. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Leftovers” Season 3 is standing tall on a mountain of brilliant batsh*t, opening Episode 2 with the theme song from the TV series “Perfect Strangers.” It wasn’t a random choice. Spairow (@emspairow) April 24, 2017Only on “The Leftovers” would two grieving mothers therapy-trampoline-jumping to Wu-Tang Clan be the most normal thing to happen all night.”The Leftovers” Season 3 continues Sundays at 9 p.m. #TheLeftovers#geniustv#PerfectStrangers https://t.co/APwP8BIAqI
— E.M. The ’80s-’90s sitcom had been referenced before — since all four lead actors were said to have Departed in the mysterious Sudden Departure, until it was later revealed that actor Mark-Linn Baker (Cousin Larry) had faked his Departure. Like us on Facebook. #TheLeftoverspic.twitter.com/cMpLqY5xaz
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) April 24, 2017#TheLeftovers goes full meta with @MarkLinnBaker_ followed by a reprise of the #perfectstrangers theme song by @maxrichtermusic. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? Mark and Nora had somewhat similar stories: He felt left behind as the only series regular from “Perfect Strangers” who didn’t Depart, and Nora has been struggling to cope with being the only member of her family to not Depart. Nice
— Michael Yezerski (@michaelyezerski) April 24, 2017″Don’t Be Ridiculous” Bravo @HBO!
3., 2018.• Fox also pushed The Predator from February 2018 to August 3, 2018.[via: The Hollywood Reporter, io9]Want more stuff like this? Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneBreak out your blockbuster calendar, ’cause 20th Century Fox just booked your life for the next few years.The studio spent the weekend announcing release dates for several upcoming films, including four — yes, four — “Avatar” sequels; “Deadpool 2”; the “X-Men” sequel “Dark Phoenix” with Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, the “X-Men” spinoff “New Mutants,” Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”; and Steve McQueen’s heist film “Widows.”Schedule yourself accordingly:• “New Mutants”: April 13, 2018
• “Deadpool 2”: June 1, 2018
• “Dark Phoenix”: Nov. 2., 2018
• “Widows”: Nov. 16, 2018
• Steven Spielberg’s untitled Washington Post/Pentagon Papers film: Dec. 9, 2018 to Aug. Like us on Facebook. 22, 2017. 25, 2018AVATAR SEQUELSDates for James Cameron’s FOUR “Avatar” sequels were announced on Facebook:• “Avatar 2”: December 18, 2020
• “Avatar 3”: December 17, 2021
• “Avatar 4”: December 20, 2024
• “Avatar 5”: December 19, 2025
Some previously announced films were also moved around on the schedule:• “Murder on the Orient Express” was moved from Nov. 10, 2017 to March 2, 2018• “The Predator” was moved from Feb. • “Bohemian Rhapsody”: Dec. 10, 2017.• Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Red Sparrow” was moved from Nov. 22, 2017 to Nov.
[Costume designer] Eduardo [Castro] and his team once again did an amazing job!”Jennifer Morrison (Emma) shared more on the inspiration for her character’s wedding dress:Day 101: Emma’s wedding gown! on ABC. It is a dress that represents the elegance and simplicity of classic timeless strength mixed with the delicacy of feminity and vulnerability. Now check out Killian “Captain Hook” Jones in his swanky black velvet tuxedo, and prepare to watch him sing and dance on Captain Swan’s big day.The musical wedding episode, “The Song in Your Heart,” airs Sunday, May 7.After the April 23 episode, ABC shared a brief promo for the musical wedding hour, after airing the promo for next week’s April 30 episode, “The Black Fairy”:TVLine got the first look at Hook’s velvet wedding attire:
(Is Dr. A wholeness. A balance. Eduardo and his team created a piece of art once again. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneYou’ve seen “Once Upon a Time” Savior Emma Swan in her white Grace Kelly-inspired wedding dress. Not all one thing or another – But rather, a moment that is genuinely, truly, authentically her without barriers and walls. It is the ultimate balance that Emma has been fighting for throughout the 6 seasons. Want more stuff like this? So honored to wear such a beautiful gown. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. So much love and thought went into this dress. Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] really wanted a velvet jacket, while I wanted everything to feel like one of those old black-and-white musicals. A woman surrounded by people she loves and is loved by, willing to fight to protect them all as well as herself. Looks like it, unless he’s Best Mate.) Colin O’Donoghue told TVLine, of Hook’s wedding suit, “We wanted to go very classical with it. Just as #onceuponatime pulls from fairytales and literature – for the wedding, Eddy, Adam, Edwardo, and I felt it would be wonderful to pull from the real life fairytale of Grace Kelly. Archie Hopper marrying them? The joy of a timeless balance. The perfect way to end this round of #101smiles #emmaswan #wedding #uglyducklingsA post shared by jenmorrisonlive (@jenmorrisonlive) on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:25pm PDTStunning. Like us on Facebook.
His co-star Oscar Isaac may be the Internet’s boyfriend, but the dashing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flier has never opened a movie on his own. But its makers chose this weekend because it marks the anniversary of the beginning of the genocide.9. It worked for “Born in China,” in part because this weekend was Earth Day, and in part because Disney has been releasing nature documentaries on Earth Day weekend for nearly a decade, priming a ready audience to expect them at this time of year.On the other hand, “The Promise” might have done better in the fall, when an awards-season campaign for Isaac or Bale could have boosted the film’s profile. Indeed, there’s evidence that such denial was behind the apparent trolling attack on the IMDb scores for “The Promise” that began within moments of the film’s premiere screening last fall at the Toronto Film Festival. “Free Fire’s” Larson is still unproven, even after the very modest success this spring of “Kong: Skull Island,” whose true draw was the big gorilla.As for “The Promise,” Christian Bale isn’t a box office draw when he’s not driving the Batmobile. Rotten Tomatoes Scores
To the extent that these movies, particularly “Unforgettable” and “The Promise,” were depending on older viewers, they needed to earn strong reviews. Male critics dismissed it, while female critics appreciated its camp value and the willingness of its female writer and female director to explore the issue of domestic violence against women. Which means that most of the new films spent the weekend playing to largely empty theaters.2. But the dismal 25 percent fresh rating for “Unforgettable” and the weak 45 percent score for “Promise” don’t really tell the whole story.Remember, RT is a measure of consensus opinion, not of what critics thought of a particular movie’s strengths and weaknesses. Posted April 23, 2017 by Gary SusmanThe “Fast and Furious” franchise may be starting to run out of gas after eight installments, but it still had a few laps left in it this weekend. Even if “Unforgettable” had enjoyed as high a per-screen average as “Fate” ($8,936), it still couldn’t have grossed more than $21.6 million.3. They couldn’t really have booked many more. Of course, it’s possible that, rather than let any of these movies compete for their ticket dollars, female viewers just went to see “Beauty and the Beast” again.4. It’s no wonder that these new movies all but cannibalized each other, or that none of them was able to open higher than fourth place. Add “Going in Style” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” and you’ll see that the top five holdovers were hogging an average of 3,423 screens each.The five new releases were able to book only half that many, averaging 1,768 screens each. Judging by their aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes, they did not. Female Audiences Stayed Away From Theaters
“Unforgettable” was also supposed to serve as counter-programming to “Fate,” the idea being that the female-driven thriller would attract women put off by all the testosterone of the action sequel. The appreciation of the film as a flawed-but-noble work is the sort of half-hearted endorsement that RT scores are not built to acknowledge.5. And apparently, nobody in any of these movies had the box office appeal of the adorable pandas in “Born in China.”8. Lack of Star PowerNone of these movies had much. In fact, it was the second least lucrative weekend of 2017 so far. Forget fast cars, baby pandas, and Katherine Heigl finally letting her psycho flag fly; we’re all holding out for the talking raccoon and the ass-kicking sapling. (Look for next weekend, the last weekend in April, to be similarly bleak.)Even with “Fate” and other hit movies still playing, even with five new wide releases, there was not a compelling draw at the multiplex this weekend. The top three movies had more than 11,000 screens already taken. That was Disney’s “Born in China,” which sold an estimated $5.1 million in tickets and averaged $3,413 per screen.That’s a just-okay average, but it’s way better than its four new rivals, none of which managed even a $2,000 per-screen average. Unfortunately, nearly everyone else had the same idea.Historical epic/wartime romance “The Promise” was also best suited for female viewers, and so was found-footage sci-fi/horror film “Phoenix Forgotten.” Even “Free Fire,” a crime caper marked by wall-to-wall macho gunplay, had as its biggest star the feisty Brie Larson. Of course, that’s the whole point of the movie, as it was with the similarly satirical “Shoot ‘Em Up” 10 years ago. It counts all reviews as either positive or negative; it has no way of accounting for nuance or middling reviews. This polarization effect really hurt “Unforgettable” and “Promise.”For “Unforgettable,” positive and negative reviews were divided largely along gender lines. Even after losing 60 percent of its business from last week’s debut, and even with five new wide releases opening, “Fate of the Furious” still motored to an easy victory this weekend, with an estimated $38.7 million.If anything, “Fate” won again, not because it was so beloved, but because the battle was so bitter among the also-rans and the non-threat of new releases. “Phoenix” had a cast of unknowns. But since male critics far outnumber female critics, the consensus score measured by RT was overwhelmingly negative.For “The Promise,” the first mainstream, big-budget Hollywood movie to address the Armenian genocide of 1915, critics were divided between those who felt its well-meaning take on history made up for its listlessness as a drama, and those who did not. The movie received tens of thousands of downvotes from people outside of Canada who clearly could not have seen the movie yet.It’s not clear to what extent such trolling — and such artificially low scores at audience-polling sites like IMDb — discourage opening-weekend moviegoers. Timing
Was late April the right time to release any of these movies? The Trolling ProblemEven 102 years after the systematic massacre of the Armenians, the Turkish government and many Turkish nationalists still won’t acknowledge the genocide as a historical fact. Everyone’s Saving Their Money for Baby GrootThe other reason not to release a film at the end of April is that moviegoers are holding onto their money until the summer movie season starts with the May 5th release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. (Or encourage them, as in the case of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which received a suspiciously large number of high scores early on from apparent DC Comics partisans.) But with a number of movies having been affected over the past year or so — most notoriously, “Ghostbusters” — Hollywood is acknowledging that there’s a problem here, one that could be having an impact at the box office.7. 2.” No wonder this weekend saw total box office receipts fall 36 percent from a week ago. Katherine Heigl is certainly not the box office draw she was at the height of her rom-com successes of a few years ago. The Crowded FieldFive new wide releases is really too many for the multiplex to handle, especially with three holdover blockbusters (“Fate,” “The Boss Baby,” and “Beauty and the Beast”) already sucking up much of the oxygen. Even so, its theater count was just 2,417. No wonder both movies were tough sells.6. Here’s why none of them could pull ahead of the pack for a clear win, or even a serious challenge to “Fate.”1. Wide Releases, Disappointing Movies “Unforgettable” was widely expected to be the top new movie, since it was opening on the most screens. Audiences Didn’t Want Whatever “Free Fire” Was Selling Male critics seemed to have missed the satirical intent of “Unforgettable.” Critics also seemed to miss the satire of “Free Fire,” with some panning the film for its over-the-top, non-stop gun violence.
All proceeds made from the movie will be donated to charity.”We certainly hoped for a better box office result,” said Open Road’s president of marketing Jonathan Helfgot, adding that the film’s mission was not purely box office-related. it’s undeniable that there’s been more focus and attention in the past two weeks than the past hundred years since the atrocity took place.”Disney’s latest animal documentary “Born in China,” a co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai Media Group, is making $5.1 million from 1,508 theaters. “And looking at the amount of conversation … Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale make up the central love triangle in the movie directed by Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”). This time around looks to tell mostly the same story — while domestic grosses slipped 61% from its first to second weekend, the movie is still easily topping the box office with $38.7 million from 4,329 locations.But slipping domestic earnings (and lower U.S. “It was about bring the world’s attention to this issue,” he said. A24’s “Free Fire” raked in only $1 million from 1,070 spots in its first weekend.In its fourth frame, Fox’s “The Boss Baby” will bottle up $12.8 million from 3,697 locations, putting it in second place behind “Fate.” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” should hold onto third with $10 million from 3,315 theaters.Warner Bros.’ “Going in Style” should slide into fourth with $5 million from 3,038 spots. “Born in China” looks to round out the top five. The movie, from Open Road Films on behalf of Survival Pictures, looks to round out the weekend with about $4.1 million from 2,251 locations — barely cracking the top ten for the weekend.While “The Promise” could be considered a massive disappointment for its $90 million price tag, the film’s backers hoped it would raise awareness more than earn money. A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. The heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin is targeting an older demo, and saw only a 20% decline in ticket sales from its second to third weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable” seems to have slipped audiences’ minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters.”It just didn’t resonate with the intended audience,” said Jeff Goldstein, the president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. Posted April 23, 2017 by Drew TaylorLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Fate of the Furious” is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including “The Promise” and “Unforgettable” are being left in the dust.Universal’s eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise proved to be a global box office titan when it opened last weekend to a record-shattering $532.5 million. grosses than “Furious 7,” which pulled over $250 million in its first two weekends versus “Fate’s” current sum of $163.6 million) are majorly overshadowed by the movie’s international appeal. Narrated by John Krasinski, the docu earned more than previous films “Monkey Kingdom” ($4.6 Million) and “Bears” ($4.8 Million), and is the highest grossing Disneynature opening since 2012’s Chimpanzee ($10.7 million).Cinelou’s “Phoenix Forgotten” opened at 1,592 theaters to an estimated $2 million this weekend. Goldstein stressed that the movie was made for a moderate price, and the marketing was “targeted and appropriate” for the audience.The directorial debut of Denise Di Novi stars Katherine Heigl as a scorned ex-wife, and Rosario Dawson as a woman who is newly engaged to the same man. In his review for Variety, critic Peter Debruge lauded Heigl’s “terrific” performance, and wrote that her casting “savvily exploits the actress’s prickly reputation within the industry.””Unforgettable” joins a string of so-so to disappointing releases from Warner Bros. so far this year, including “Chips” and “Fist Fight.” At least the Heigl movie had a low production budget ( about $12 million) to minimize losses.”The Promise,” too, couldn’t follow through, despite a social media push from stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, the Kardashian sisters and Cher. The film is set during the Armenian Genocide, and bankrolled by the late businessman Kirk Kerkorian who wanted to bring visibility to the systematic extermination to 1.5 million Armenians at the order of the Ottoman empire in 1915 — a politically fraught subject that Turkey continues to deny happened. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million.While studios wait for summer season to commence, there are no surprise hits to come of this weekend’s releases.
I remember I was playing Tosca, a piece from Tosca, it was a very grand thing. That whole day, which was shot the same day as the scene in the room with the compass, and her work was magnificent that day. Posted April 23, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf you saw director James Gray’s thrilling “The Lost City of Z” this weekend, then you were undoubtedly blown away by the film’s true-life story of obsession and Amazonian exploration and the finely calibrated performances of the cast (led by an impeccable Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller). It’s a staggering shot, as subtle as it is complex, and when we sat down with Gray a few weeks ago to talk about the film, a large majority of that conversation was centered on this incredible shot.You’ve had two movies back-to-back with amazing final shots. But then I think she realized what it was. She had that widow’s catastrophe about her. I thought, Well that’s interesting. And the inspiration came from a weird source. Then there was a visual effect at the end with the mountain and the sky because otherwise it looked too much like a greenhouse.It was all about coming up, if I can use a pretentious term, a visual objective correlative for the narrative idea that the obsession was going to swallow her up. It’s harder than you’d think. It was a weirdly difficult shot to do because it involved correctly placing her in the mirror and getting the camera move right. It’s very weird. It was a very strange day.”The Lost City of Z” is now playing everywhere. You can’t just cut in the Royal Geographic Society with the compass and all that. I thought about how we’re going to deal with this. I quite like the way it came out. Can you talk about the shot and how you did it and the reasoning behind it?In the case of “The Immigrant,” that final shot, which I quite like, was always in the script. She was so uncertain and wary and troubled, and I loved that it was a trance that she had to be in. It was the literal visual correlative to that idea. I can’t imagine what the neighbors thought. But I couldn’t figure out a way to express that his obsession became her tragedy. Music, it’s an old quote of Stanislavski’s, is the most direct path to the human heart. I knew I wanted to end it on her. It was very funny to see these greens people coming in with huge palm trees and you’re in the middle of Northern Ireland. I think that’s take 24 that’s in the movie.Did it take some explaining?I think, at first, she thought I was insane. So I struggled. But what might be the most dazzling thing about a movie almost exclusively filled with dazzling things is the final shot of the film.(Spoiler warning, obviously.)In the final moments of the film, Miller, who plays the wife of presumed-dead explorer Percy Fawcett, walks down the stairs of the stuffy Royal Geographic Society, and, as we glimpse in a hallway mirror, we’re staring into the Amazonian jungle that took the life of her husband and child. So how do you put two people in the same frame walking away from each other?But this ending I struggled with. So right before filming I had scouted this Victorian house and there was this mirror so I thought she could walk off into the jungle, literally.It was a very strange set because we had this Victorian house in Belfast and we created this long corridor. I was watching an excellent movie, “The Boston Strangler,” with Tony Curtis. And there’s all this stuff at the end with Henry Fonda, and it’s a psychoanalysis and he’s talking about, “I don’t know what I was doing, I was in a house.” And it cuts to him in the house with Henry Fonda. It’s a love story that’s never consummated thankfully and the worst people ever connecting but not connecting and I thought there you couldn’t kill one of them off. Because she comes down and the camera booms down and there’s something very counter-intuitive for the camera operator, because the camera has to move away from her and at a speed she isn’t walking. He’s combining two different spaces and all that. So you play that, and she got it. Weirdly, the motion of the person always dictates the motion of the camera. It was there from the beginning because it was a story about codependence.
While he is objectively wrong, he sticks to his guns. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 20: ‘Super Mario Bros.’Total runtime: 49:48Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Yet, we endured all 104 minutes of it because a job’s a job and the movie-watching public needs to be warned.Yes, the CAN’T WAIT! Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Posted April 21, 2017 by Moviefone StaffLet’s get this out of the way: “Super Mario Bros.” is a nonsensical, ugly, terribly written, horribly acted mess of a movie. Tony Maccio, who seems to think that nostalgia > competent filmmaking. Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of nostalgic movies. Questions asked in this week’s episode include: “What the hell is even going on?” “Why did you make us watch this?” and “How do we create a device that removes this movie from our brains?” We also talk about the movie’s redeeming quality. podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life. crew plunged into to the deep end of the 1993 comedy/sci-fi/fantasy “movie” thanks to a decidedly misled whim of one Mr. Yes, that’s “quality” not “qualities.” It only has one, and even that’s up for debate.Next week, we’ll be discussing Tim’s pick, 1987’s “Overboard,” a delightful romp of a rom-com starring Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, which features a scheme that, if executed in real-life, would probably result in kidnapping charges, multiple arrests, and childhoods being spent in foster care.Listen to CAN’T WAIT!
Including Guardians Inferno, written by me and Tyler Bates and performed by my new band The Sneepers ft @DavidHasselhoff. #DontHasseltheHoff #ProcyonLotor #InfantalizedSequoiaA post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:56am PDT”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It also goes on for nearly two minutes before The Hoff even starts to rap/sing about Groot.Here’s “Guardians Inferno” performed by The Sneepers, featuring David Hasselhoff:If only we could time-travel back to a 1980s roller rink and skate to this masterpiece.In case you’re curious, io9 wrote down the lyrics:”Getting down and dirty with a procyon lotorGot no people skills but he’s good with motorsThat weird thing by his side an infantilized sequoiaThe two of them walk by, people say “Oh Boy-a”They ask me why I’m bringin’A baby into battle”Thats really irresponsible”And getting them rattledI say “Give me a breakGet off my back dammit”I didn’t learn parentingMy daddy was a planetIn these times of hardshipJust remember:We are Groot””Guardians” director James Gunn co-wrote the song, and promoted it on Instagram:You can download the #GotGVol2 soundtrack now! 2″ will be released in theaters next Friday, May 5.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. The track is inspired greatly by Meco’s disco-infused Star Wars theme. 2″soundtrack is out today, but you may not be ready for the closing song, David Hasselhoff’s “Guardians Inferno.” That kind of fabulous disco cheese is too pure for this world.
Will Claire continue to break the fourth wall with Frank in Season 5, or was that just a hint to their stronger partnership this year?Netflix will give us answers when the fifth season starts streaming May 30. That may be one parallel with our real world.”
“House of Cards” Season 5 will be available for streaming on Netflix on May 30.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf you’ve seen “House of Cards” Season 4 — and if you haven’t, you deserve the very iciest of stares from Claire — you know it ended with the surprise of both Francis “Frank” Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) staring into the camera. “Francis wasn’t elected president, so this is the real test: What is the will of the people, and can he work his Machiavellian magic on them?”Returning for more action are author/hot-piece-on-the-side Tom Yates (Paul Sparks); Underwood rivals Will (Joel Kinnaman) and Hannah Conway (Dominique McElligott); and Team Underwood “frenemies” Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) and Leann Harvey (Neve Campbell).Gibson told EW, “The battlefield for Season 5 is the American psyche. In the meantime, Entertainment Weekly debuted a few photos from the new season, showing the Underwoods campaigning for POTUS and Veep. “That’s something the show has been building towards for quite some time now,” executive producer Melissa James Gibson told EW.
And he chose wisely.Entertainment Weekly asked him about his role as the flawed, conflicted, desperate Boromir in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” Boromir dies toward the end of the film, taking arrows in pretty much every part of his body as a way of protecting his hobbit buddies, Merry and Pippin.”It’s my favorite death scene, and I’ve done a few,” Bean told EW with a laugh. So it’s interesting to hear him pick a personal favorite death scene. Some fans may put Ned at No. Pray for him.Want more stuff like this? His “Game of Thrones” death as Ned Stark was No. If he shows up in a movie, there is a very good chance his character will die. He’s said to have the highest death-per-film ratio of any actor. Like us on Facebook. Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneSean Bean is a human spoiler. Same spot the star put it. 2. It has become his Thing. “You couldn’t ask for a more heroic death.”Bean told EW that he, Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), director Peter Jackson, and co-writer Fran Walsh came up with Boromir’s parting line to Aragorn — “My brother, my captain, my king” — the night before shooting, over beers and a bottle of wine.In 2014, WatchMojo made a video of the Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths, and guess where they put Boromir? Yep. 1 themselves, but at least Boromir had a more noble end.Sean Bean’s new movie “Drone” comes out May 26th.
Giganti, a Brooklyn native, was a former chef at Birra restaurant in South Philadelphia. We did a little bit better than a lot of people because of him.”Gordon Ramsay eliminated Paulie in the 14th episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 16, which aired in January 2017. Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarbonePaulie Giganti, who made it to fourth place on FOX’s most recent season of “Hell’s Kitchen,” was found dead in his home in Philadelphia on Thursday. He was 36.James Garrow, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, told Philly.com. “It is an accidental death by drug intoxication.” It’s not clear what drugs, prescription or otherwise, were found in his body. As TMZ put it, Giganti and Ramsay “famously feuded” during the season, but the determined chef did almost make it to the finale.Want more stuff like this? He brought a consistency to our product which is why we are still around. Birra owner Gordon Dinerman told Philly.com that Giganti was talented, but troubled, and “definitely a personality, which is how he got on TV.” He added, “I’ll miss him. He had worked at the restaurant for about five years, but left in November. Like us on Facebook.
The second film will move the story from New York to Paris and the U.K. Rowling wrote the first “Fantastic Beasts” script and she also wrote this sequel, and David Yates will return as director. There were no further details on the role, other than that the “War & Peace,” “Green Room,” “Victor Frankenstein,” and “Assassin’s Creed” star was in talks for the role.Redmayne will return in “Fantastic Beasts 2” (we don’t know if it’ll get a new title beyond that), along with Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, in the next story set decades before the “Harry Potter” films.Author J.K. Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneEddie Redmayne, meet your new brother!The sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” starts filming this summer, and Variety reports British actor Callum Turner, 27, will play Newt’s bro. According to Pottermore, the sequel “takes the story deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes must decide on their allegiances.” This will be the second of five planned films in the “Fantastic Beasts” series.”Fantastic Beasts 2″ — also starring Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, and Zoë Kravitz — is currently scheduled for release November 16, 2018.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
That’s the only choice. Like us on Facebook. Gimple told TVLine Rick is not only willing to die himself to free the various communities from the tyranny of Negan and the Saviors, he’s willing to see his loved ones die, too. So he’s willing to face the losses.”Rick and Michonne talked about this a bit in Season 7, in their day-at-the-fair episode. They knew many of their own friends would be dying in All Out War, and they may even lose each other. In the Season 7 finale, Rick was even willing to see his son Carl die because he was just that done kneeling to Negan. (Since he never seems to know where Judith is at any given moment, she might not be a huge loss to him.)Gimple told TVLine that Rick “will suffer any loss, even his own self, to give his people and other people the life that they should live, where the world belongs to all of them and not just one person. Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl, revealed the actors now have the first script for filming, and apparently it’s a “good” one.Want more stuff like this? Posted April 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneRick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) will be all about the New Hampshire state motto in “The Walking Dead” Season 8: Live Free or Die.Showrunner Scott M. (Rick would make a great wildling/Free Folk on “Game of Thrones” at this point. We do not kneel!)The Season 8 premiere, arriving in October, will be the big 100th episode of the series. A real life. That was the calm before the storm.
“I blew it, I told one person,” Gunn said. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, seemed to confirm the news to The Huffington Post, saying, “I heard that she’s uncredited and a voice somewhere.” This also falls in line with some teasing banter between director James Gunn and Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who debated revealing the identity of Mainframe. @MileyCyrus is the voice of Mainframe. Lifestyle blogger Sarah Ruhlman first shared the news on Twitter:Fun fact from the @JamesGunn@Kevfeige interview happening now! Feige responded, “It’ll get out.” That it did. #GotGVol2Event#GotGVol2
— Sarah Ruhlman (@SarahScoop) April 20, 2017Mainframe is an alternate universe version of Vision, played by Paul Bettany in “The Avengers” films. 2″ as the voice of Mainframe. In the future of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Vision evolves to be the operating system of an entire planet. Posted April 21, 2017 by Kelly WooMiley Cyrus went from “Party in the U.S.A.” to a party in the galaxy!The singer reportedly has a cameo in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
And rumors floated that there was a post-credits scene in “Fate of the Furious” featuring Johnson and Statham that could’ve set up a spinoff. Both began as antagonists to Vin Diesel’s crew, but soon became part of the family. Universal has been considering spinoffs of the blockbuster franchise for years. But the two actors have reportedly patched things up. The project is in the very early stages, but writer Chris Morgan (who’s penned all of the films since “Tokyo Drift”) will work on a concept.Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw exhibited a ton of chemistry in the most recent film in the franchise, “The Fate of the Furious.” Luke first appeared in “Fast Five,” while Deckard showed up in the sixth movie. Diesel reportedly cut it due to the feud between himself and Johnson. Perhaps this spinoff was the olive branch? Posted April 21, 2017 by Kelly WooThe “Fast” family is branching out.Deadline reports that Universal is developing a “Fast and Furious” spinoff centering on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.