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Audiences Reject “American Ultra”, Writer Max Landis Fumes

Aug 26, 2015 at 11:06 PM in Box Office Report, Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movie Reviews, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff · Leave a Comment »

American Ultra Bombed

“American Ultra”, directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, is bombing at the box office.  The writer, son of Blues Brothers and Animal House director John Landis, tweet-ranted over the lack of people watching his film:

 

Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes backed up the box office numbers, only 46% of critics and 57% of audiences saying they liked the film.  Max Landis in response also managed to work up a tweet-slam on Rotten Tomatoes:

In the last several days Landis has been branded  [read more →]

Guy Ritchie’s “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Set to Debut

Aug 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Leave a Comment »

Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2015

A number of prominent directors sniffed around the big-screen adaptation of “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, and numerous leads have been discussed, including Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, and Bradley Cooper.  The green light only came after Guy Ritchie’s pitch won over the Warner Bros. powers-that-be.

“There were several screenplays along the way, but it never got to the starting line before Guy…” according to Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros..  “It needed a direction, it needed someone who  [read more →]

“Ghostbusters” Redeux: Bill Murray Appearance Confirmed

Aug 10, 2015 at 6:17 PM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff · Leave a Comment »

Bill Murray Ghostbusters

He came, he saw, he kicked its ass!  Ghostbuster fans will be ecstatic to know that Bill Murray has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter to make an appearance in the upcoming reboot.

Director Paul Feig’s (Bridesmaids) 2016 Ghostbusters is a remake of the 1984 comedy written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and directed by Ivan Reitman.  The original cast returned for a sequel in 1989, Feig’s version will feature an all-new, all-girl Ghostbusting crew.

Aykroyd has also agreed to  [read more →]

Kinberg doing Fantastic Four damage control, claims film is “not a disaster”

Aug 4, 2015 at 10:25 PM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Leave a Comment »

2015_fantastic_four

There has been a lot of chatter recently regarding the behind-the-scene difficulties on the set of Fantastic Four (2015).  Rumors have ranged from actor difficulties to constant clashes between writer/producer Simon Kinberg and Director Josh Trank.  The lack of workability between these two has also spurred new rumors regarding Trank being pulled from the new Star Wars spinoff he was in attached to direct.

With the release of the film looming, producers and studio reps have been doing some damage  [read more →]

“Ted 2″ Blazing at the Box Office

Jun 27, 2015 at 1:13 AM in Box Office Report, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Joe Klest · Leave a Comment »

Screen Shot Ted 2

According to Universal Studios’ estimates, Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted 2″ will pull in a robust $45-$50 million at its 3,441 locations this weekend.  The box office in general is looking strong at week’s end as the “Ted” follow-up joins “Jurassic World”, “Max” and “Inside Out” at theaters.

The original “Ted” outperformed its estimates when it opened in 2012 with $54.4 million, on its way to a domestic grand-total of $218 million.  Thursday evening “Ted 2″ grossed $2.6 million from showings at 2,647 locations.

Directed by  [read more →]

Star Wars’ Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Jun 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Leave a Comment »

Jake Lloyd Skywalker

Jake Lloyd, the actor who as a child portrayed the young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars:  Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, was arrested last week after forcing police into a Hollywoodesque police chase.

26 year old Lloyd, who was booked under the name “Jake Broadbent”, was taken into custody after evading South Carolina police with speeds over 100 mph, before finally crashing through a fence and into a stand of trees off Interstate 95.  Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland  [read more →]

“Jurassic World” Poised to Devour the Billion Mark

at 3:26 AM in Box Office Report, Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Heather Bentley · Leave a Comment »

Jurassic World

Chris Pratt’s latest big-screen appearance is poised to earn $1 billion at the global box office more quickly than any film prior.

“Jurassic World” should see the 10-figure mark in its rear-view mirror, tomorrow, June 22.  The film has shattered expectations, as pundits had assumed that the picture would be overshadowed this summer by “Avengers:  Age of Ultron” and Illumination’s “Minions”.  The latest Jurassic chapter, an obvious domestic success, is also churning profits overseas, especially in China where it has grossed  [read more →]

Ted 2 Hits Theaters June 26

Jun 8, 2015 at 2:45 AM in Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff · Leave a Comment »

Ted 2 Showtimes

“Ted 2″, Universal Picture’s much anticipated sequel to the hit comedy “Ted”, opens in theaters June 26th.  Seth MacFarlane is once again supported by veteran “Ted” writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, as they attempt to measure up to the 2012 original, AKA the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

In part deux, happy newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to adopt a baby, but in order to qualify to be a legal parent, Ted must prove to the world that  [read more →]

Mark Wahlberg to Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Project

Apr 2, 2015 at 6:12 AM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off on Mark Wahlberg to Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Project

Mark Wahlberg

According to CBS Films, Mark Wahlberg will produce a feature length narrative currently titled “Patriots’ Day”, chronicling the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent 5-day manhunt.

The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”) will pen the screenplay.  The story will be based upon Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the Boylston Street tragedy.

The Boston Marathon attack killed three and injured more than 250. Surviving bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial facing the death penalty at the time  [read more →]

Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Hits Record $5.3M Thursday Night

Jan 16, 2015 at 7:23 PM in Box Office Report, Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off on Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Hits Record $5.3M Thursday Night

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper grabbed a record-breaking $5.3 million Thursday night, setting the record for the biggest Thursday evening gross for an R-rated drama.

The film’s expanding nationwide following is in part due to its recent Academy Award nominations.  American Sniper’s current momentum has built off the coattails of 6 potential Oscars, including best actor (Bradley Cooper) and best picture.

The $60 million war movie is based on the real-life story of Navy Seal chris Kyle.  If the box office numbers continue in fashion for Warner  [read more →]