It was fun while it lasted. But after several months in the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer the top grossing movie of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 overtook the Marvel film Wednesday when it passed the $333.17 million Guardians grossed domestically. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mockingjay Part 1 did this without a bump for 3D ticket prices.
Oddly enough, a similar scenario happened in 2013 when Iron Man 3 was the top grossing film of the year into early 2014 when a November release finally surpassed it. That film was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire so it seems like Marvel and Katinss definitely have a beef. At least later this year, when The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is released, it’ll have to beat more than just Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’ll have Star Wars: The Force Awakens to contend with too. [Box Office Mojo]
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Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Now You See Me turned out to be a sleeper hit in the summer of 2013, so the Four Horsemen have reunited for Now You See Me 2. Well, three of the Four Horsemen are, anyway. Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Woody Harrelson are all back for the sequel, while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher as the female lead.
Also not returning? Eisenberg’s unruly mop from the first film. In the first cast photo from Now You See Me 2, his hair is closely cropped — presumably because he’s just come off of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hit the jump for your Now You See Me 2 first look, also featuring Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe, and Michael Caine.
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The first Blair Witch Project was a cultural landmark. We’ve covered this in the past. But no movie that grosses $250 million against a budget of $60,000 is immune to the terrors of Hollywood. A sequel, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was released just a year later and though it made money, it was a terrible excuse for a follow-up.
Fifteen years have now passed since the last Blair Witch film and the horror genre has changed and evolved probably at least that many times over that time. You’d think the train had long left the station in terms of a Blair Witch Project 3 but, according to the film’s co-director Eduardo Sanchez, that’s not true. He said talks are ongoing with Lionsgate and a third film is “inevitable.” Then again, he’s been saying that for a long time. Read more below. Read More »
There’s some killer action in the Keanu Reeves film John Wick, in which Reeves plays a former assassin who gets back into his old mode after everything else in his life is torn away. At one point, the character ends up in a sort of safe haven for killers, where he runs across a killer named Perkins. Trouble is, Perkins, played by Adrianne Palicki, knows other people want Wick dead. And so they fight!
The film is available via digital release now, and we’ve got a great behind the scenes clip showing some of the John Wick fight choreography. Watch the breakdown of this fight scene below. Read More »
Not unlike Ryan Reynolds‘ character in The Voices, you have a dilemma. You can watch the latest trailer for the dark comedy, which opens February 6, and get spoiled on some of the film’s bigger surprises. Or you can not watch it. But once you know more about the film, the latter option might be difficult to deny.
In The Voices, directed by Marjane Satrapi, Reynolds is a likable factory worker who talks to his animals. His dog and his cat are his own personal version of the angel and devil on his shoulder. As he goes through life interacting with these two animals, his actions become increasingly shocking and disturbing. The Voices co-stars Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterto, Jacki Weaver and we liked it at Sundance. You can read our non-spoiler review there or, if you so choose, you can watch The Voices trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Whatever you think of Jason Statham‘s movies, you can’t deny that Jason Statham works hard. He typically has at least a couple movies per year, and next year he has three. The first is Wild Card, a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds-starrer Heat. (Not to be confused with the 1995 Michael Mann movie Heat or 2013’s The Heat.)
Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard who gets in hot water with a powerful mob boss. Michael Angarano, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci also star. Watch the Wild Card trailer after the jump. Read More »
What will Darren Aronofsky do to follow Noah? What does one do after releasing the film they’ve been dreaming about, in some form, for much of their life? The writer/director has a couple things developing, such as an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam for HBO. Now he’s connected to The Good Nurse movie adaptation, based on the novel by Charles Graeber which follows the true story of a nurse who was also a nightmarishly prolific serial killer, implicated in the deaths of hundreds of people.
Update: Aronofsky’s reps say that his company Protozoa Pictures is developing the project, but that Aronofsky is not currently attached to direct in any formal manner. That could change — given that this is at Protozoa he could take up the project — but as of now the situation is that Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures is attached to produce The Good Nurse.
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There’s a new Jason Statham movie coming, and in the first look at the picture, you’ll find that the star looks so much like… Jason Statham. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” must be the mantra of everyone involved with any film starring the guy. So for the film Wild Card, we see Statham appearing, more or less, as himself. The trick this time is that the movie is a remake of a film called Heat — not the Michael Mann movie, but a mid-’80s Burt Reynolds movie scripted by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, All the President’s Men, Marathon Man) based on Goldman’s own novel about a bodyguard and gambler who gets into bad stuff with the mob.
In an interesting twist, this film also uses the ’80s-era Goldman script, as the author never thought the original turned out all that well. (He’s right.) So this is a remake, but one that ditches the typical modern remake playbook. Read More »
Mark Ruffalo has tweeted a photo from the Now You See Me 2 table read, revealing for the first time the Now You See Me 2 title. Find out the name of the sequel, after the jump.
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