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Jurassic World slaughters box office, sets global opening record

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 8:19 pm

Jurassic World collected around $204.5 million in the United States after hitting the box office, and has earned more than $500 million around the world, according to early box office estimates. The movie is the highest-grossing global movie opening in history, and there is still the rest of the day for Jurassic World to rack up even more ticket sales.




The film earned $82.8 million on its debut day of Friday, successfully placing it in the top three largest opening day revenues.


The top five weekend movies: Jurassic World ($204.6 million), Spy ($16 million), San Andreas ($11 million), Insidious Chapter 3 ($7.3 million), and Pitch Perfect 2 ($6 million).

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First glimpse of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' movie trailer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 10, 2015 8:13 am

The first movie trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 has been released.



The last installment of the four-part movie series featuring residents from District 13 trying to overthrow President Snow's government. Jennifer Lawrence (playing Katness) has promoted the film on social media using the "#Unite" hashtag - and some Hollywood veterans believe the film could top the $752 million worldwide box office numbers generated by Mockinjay Part I.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 will be released on November 20.

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'Terminator' creator James Cameron backs 'Genisys'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 9, 2015 12:03 am

Legendary Writer Director James Cameron concieved and launched the 'Terminator' franchise with the 1984 original, before returning with 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' in 1991 but had nothing to do with 'Terminator 3' or 'Terminator: Salvation', the latter of which even Schwarzenegger says "sucked". But in a new promotional video for the latest film in the franchise "Terminator: Genisys", Cameron himself sits down to publicly back the film even describing it as the real "Terminator 3".



Describing the film as "I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated... this is a renaissance", Cameron goes further to sell a film he has no stake in by saying "If you love the Terminator movies, you're gonna love this movie". High praise indeed.


'Terminator Genisys' kicks off a new trilogy of films and hits screens worldwide on July 1st and for the first time in 3D, helmed by 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor.

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Final 'Jurassic World' trailer ratchets up the anticipation

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 11:37 pm

The first entry in the wildly successful 'Jurassic Park' franchise since 'Jurassic Park III' thirteen years ago hits cinemas worldwide at the end of this week, and audiences that have been eagerly the latest entry 'Jurassic World' have been given a last minute teaser to whet their appetite with an action packed final trailer for the film.



Starring Chris Pratt from last years sci-fi mega-hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy', along with new and returning dinosaur species, 'Jurassic World' hits hits in 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide starting on June 11. We'll aim to have our review of the film for you this weekend.

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Godzilla granted Japanese citizenship

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 5:24 am

Since 1954, Godzilla, or (ゴジラ 'Gojira' as he is known in the East) has been stomping his way across Tokyo, and the world tapping into citizens fears about the threat of nuclear weaponry and also raising the profile of Japan. Now instead of fearing him, the country has decided to embrace him as the cultural icon he is.



According to Time, the Shinjuku prefecture in Tokyo has granted Godzilla honorary citizenship, with the character's birth date listed as April 9, 1954 - the day 'Gojira' premiered in Tokyo. While 'Godzilla's' days of destruction aren't over, with more Hollywood and Japanese entries on the way, it seems that the Japanese people are a little less scared of him these days.

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Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' first trailer stomps the web

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:10 am

With this month's release of Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out', the animation giant is keen to start getting awareness of their next feature out in the open - the Jurassic themed 'The Good Dinosaur', and have released the first trailer for the film.



According to the official synopsis, 'The Good Dinosaur' asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.


'The Good Dinosaur' hits screens worldwide in November 2015 - just 5 months away and steers well clear of Disney's other huge 2015 release; 'The Force Awakens'.

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'Harry Potter' spin-off nabs Oscar winner in lead role

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:26 am

When a film series grosses nearly $8 billion worldwide, then there's every reason why a studio would want to mine that just a little bit more. And that's exactly what Warner Brothers is doing with the 'Harry Potter' spin-off film series 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' which goes into production shortly. Today, the studio have announced the casting of the lead role - and he's quite the catch indeed.




According to the studio's official announcement, Eddie Redmayne has been cast in the role of Newt Scamander in the trilogy feature film adaptation of author J.K. Rowling's 2001 novel which is set approximately 70 years before the events of the 'Harry Potter' series. Helming the first film at least is David Yates, who directed four of the eight 'Potter' films, including the final two parts 'The Deathly Hallows'.



The studio are targeting a November 18 2016 launch for the first film.

8-bit old school cool - Shawshank Redemption style

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 9:41 am

Every now and then we see 8-bit themes hit up the internet, ranging from 8-bit ties to this cool 8-bit version of Shawshank Redemption.



Produced by the 8-bit cinema, CineFix, this rendition has just hit over 100,000 views and is growing steadily, setting out to 'gamify' "your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!" as pointed out in the video description.


No controllers or quarters required, sit back and enjoy the six minute long show.

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'Jurassic World' director won't be back for fifth instalment

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 7:24 am

The eagerly awaited 'Jurassic Park' sequel 'Jurassic World' is still a little over a week away from release, and with expectations for a massive opening week, talk is already turning to fifth entry in the series. But one man that won't be part of it is 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow.




Speaking to Bad Taste at the French world premiere, Trevorrow likened the film series to 'Star Wars' in that "Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director."


'Jurassic World' hits hits in 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide on June 12.

'Tron 3' killed off by Disney

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 30, 2015 11:53 pm

In a huge surprise considering that the wheels had recently begun turning on a sequel to 2010's 'Tron Legacy', Disney has apparently decided to shelve production of a third 'Tron' film in part due to the disappointingly soft premiere of this summer's 'Tomorrowland'.




Whilst the studio has yet to make an official announcement, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has decided to shelve the plans for the film which would have begun filming in a few month's time.


This is a decidedly disappointing outcome for a series with a dedicated and growing band of followers since the release of the original 'Tron' in 1982. Now, I guess Disney can give their full attention to crap like another dozen 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films, a sequel to the poor Tim Burton 'Alice in Wonderland' and other remakes no one asked for, such as 'The Jungle Book', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Dumbo'. Sigh.