Top Movie News for November 24, 2014

Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Jim Carrey Movies Rubber-faced comedian Jim Carrey has had a pretty great career so far and while he might have stumbled more then a few times along the way, I still can’t say no to a movie starring him (one exception). With Dumb and Dumber To now in theaters, let’s have a look at his top 10 most […] Read Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Jim Carrey Movies on Filmonic.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Launches Friday in Select Theaters Rumors have been flying fast and furious of late, regarding the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ revival of the Star Wars live-action movie franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The most recent speculative report on the matter claimed that Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm are planning to have the Force Awakens teaser screen in front of every single movie being shown at 100 theaters across the U.S., beginning over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Well, we now have some official information to offer on the matter, and it turns out there’s at least some truth to that rumor.

‘Jurassic World’ Trailer: 5 Things We Want To See Universal will debut the first full trailer for 'Jurassic World' on Thanksgiving, and here's everything we're hoping to see.

Mockingjay: 2014's Biggest Debut But Games' Lowest It was good news/bad news for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 this weekend as its estimated $123 million opening was the biggest domestic debut of 2014 yet also the lowest opening weekend for the franchise. That opening number is far below industry expectations, which had pegged the film as opening close to $150 million. The second installment, Catching Fire, debuted to $158.1 million, while the first Hunger Games opened to $152.5 million. Mockingjay, Part 1's global total currently stands at $275 million. Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak: Continue reading…

Constantine Halted At 13 Episodes But Not Cancelled On Friday the cast and crew of NBC’s Constantine were told that the production will be stopped after the initial 13 episode order that it received. But the series is not cancelled and is in strong contention for a second season. The show has been gaining audiences since its initial airing with it being up 38% with the fifth episode that aired Friday. The problem is that unlike other freshman shows, Constantine didn’t start until late October giving the network only four episodes to make a full season commitment on.

A Brief History Of ‘Part 1′ Movies How did we get to place where a series can't just end? Here's a quick look back.

Christian Bale Got Super Jealous When He Heard Ben Affleck Was Playing Batman Every generation has their Batman. Depending on the age of the person you ask, you’ll discover Adam West fans, Michael Keaton fans, Kevin Conroy fans and, if you stare into the darkness long enough, a George Clooney fan. For a certain group of fans, Christian Bale’s take on the Dark Knight always be the definitive interpretation, with his gravelly growl and trademark intensity instantly beating out whatever Ben Affleck brings to the character in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ Some of these people are going to resent Affleck no matter what.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5, Episode 8 Promo; "Coda" - Midseason Finale Rick seeks a peaceful agreement when rules and morals are tossed aside by new enemies.

Carey Mulligan sings a sweet ditty in first 'Far From The Madding Crowd’ trailer Director Thomas Vinterberg is an audacious filmmaker, ready to sink his teeth into the heaviest forms of drama. Taking an on adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' with Carey Mulligan sounds (and looks) just about perfect.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

First Look: Hugh Jackman & Flying Pirate Ships in 'Joe Wright's 'Pan' Over the summer, we learned that Hugh Jackman completely shaved his head in order to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright's new adaptation of the classic tale of Peter Pan. The new fantasy adventure is simply called Pan, and it definitely offers a new spin on J.M. Barrie's classic characters. This version finds Peter as a young orphan in World War II who never grew up. He ends up getting kidnapped by Blackbeard's pirates and taken away to Neverland. And while this Neverland is still full of pirate ships, this time they also happen to fly.

'Goosebumps' Portraits Give Us a Peek at the All the Monsters That Will Terrorize Jack Black For fans of R.L. Stine’s classic ‘Goosebumps’ book series, it’s hard to imagine how those diverse books will translate to one movie adaptation. With stories of mummies, evil dummies, various monsters and ghouls—how can they pack all that and Jack Black into one film? We’ve long wondered just how many monsters the film would feature, and now thanks to these new monster portraits, we’ve got an idea. The answer is a whole bunch, including a few that readers will no doubt recognize. Continue reading…

Watch: Christopher Nolan, Angelina Jolie & Bennett Miller Remember Mike Nichols Plus 8-Minute Video Essay On His Career The sudden loss of Mike Nichols last week shook Hollywood. The filmmaker, comic, writer, and producer was not only a hugely influential presence at the movies, on television, and on the stage, he was widely regarded as simply one of the finest people around.

Sylvester Stallone is certain Expendables 4 will be rated R There's no doubts that with a $40 million domestic gross, THE EXPENDABLES 3 was not the home-run Lionsgate and director Patrick Hughes were swinging for. Despite toting its most robust cast to date, the film underperformed its previous two installments by a pretty wide margin. So what was the fault? The PG-13 rating? The movie leaking online three weeks before the film's theatrical release?... Read More...

James Gunn Takes a Shot at Studios Trying to Rush Shared Cinematic Universes One of Hollywood’s favorite buzz phrases at the moment is “shared universe,” which rose to popularity a few years ago when Marvel Studios kicked off its own with The Avengers. The movie, which brought Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and other heroes together is still one of the highest grossing films of all time. In the years since, other studios have pushed to create their own shared universes (that may not necessarily involve superheroes).

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Review: Horrible Bosses 2

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Review: Horrible Bosses 2 PLOT: When a wealthy businessman steals their product, Nick, Kurt and Dale once again come up with a wholly illegal way to get revenge. REVIEW: The main problem with HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 is that it's undisciplined; I know that sounds like a silly complaint for a R-rated comedy, but there's a sense that no one - not the actors nor the director nor the editor - is willing to hold back its... Read More...

More On Who Christoph Waltz Is Playing In Bond 24 The word coming from the Daily Mail is that Christoph Waltz will be the villain in Bond 24 and he will in fact be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The Daily Mail said about the casting: Waltz’s involvement in the new film – which has the working title ‘Bond 24’ – will be confirmed at a press conference to be held in the first week of December.

6 Clips For Gotham’s Fall Finale This week’s Gotham is their Fall Finale… not sure exactly when shows started having fall finales, but they all seem to now.

Plenty Of New Footage In 3 More THE HOBBIT: TBOTFA TV Spots The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Charlie Higson has cooked up a period takeIf it seems only a few years since someone created a new televised take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde, that’s because it was, thanks to Steven Moffat’s Jekyll in 2007. Yet ITV now has Fast Show veteran Charlie Higson plotting his own version for a new series.Higson, who has established himself as a novelist in addition to his TV work, has come up with an idea to follow Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, in the 1930s.

With principal photography set to begin next month in Colorado, The Hateful Eight cast has assembled for rehearsals, with Samuel L. Jackson sharing behind-the-scenes photos earlier today.Cast members such as Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demi&#225n Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson are seen in the images, alongside writer-director Quentin Tarantino.In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Will Always Be There For You With This 'Friends' Opening Credits Mash-Up Mash-ups have become so prevalent on the internet that it’s easy to shrug most of them off these days, but we’ve gotta admit that this one is pretty charming (and well-made, to boot): someone’s gone and re-edited scenes from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ with the theme song from ‘Friends,’ delivering ‘Friends of the Galaxy,’ a sitcom that we would not mind watching at all. Continue reading…

Can Meryl Streep actually win a fourth Oscar for 'Into the Woods?' Rob Marshall's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's classic enters the Oscar race and Meryl Streep's performance as the Witch steals the show.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

Jean-Marc Vallée In Talks For Janis Joplin Biopic Amy Adams still attached to starAfter helping Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscar success with Dallas Buyers Club, director Jean-Marc Vallee is back in gong season with this year’s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. And he’s already looking ahead to more potential awards bait, entering negotiations to direct the long-developing Janis Joplin biopic with Amy Adams in the lead.Joplin’s storied life and music career has been a fascination for filmmakers for years: at one point there were competing projects warbling their way through development.

Emily Blunt was originally cast as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2 before having to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, and she also turned down a part in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Now there have been rumors Marvel may want her to play Captain Marvel in their upcoming film, but has the studio contacted her about playing the character, and is the actress even interested... Read More...

Warner Bros. is returning to the Harry Potter cinematic universe with the upcoming spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling revealed she was in the process of “tweaking” her Fantastic Beasts movie script a few months back, around the time that David Yates (director of the last four HP movies) was reported to be in negations to serve as the film’s helmsman.

Jennifer Aniston, Shailene Woodley Thrust Onto Oscar Campaign Trail in Wide-Open Best Actress Race You won't find Jennifer Aniston and Shailene Woodley at the top of any Oscar prediction polls these days, but you could find the two actresses meeting voters along the awards circuit this week. There's a good reason for that: This year's Best Actress race could have room for dark-horse candidates to slip in if they play their cards right. So Woodley returned from a camping trip in the mountains to meet voters, the press and some of their kids at a “The Fault in Our Stars” lunch at Craft in Century City on Thursday, while Aniston launched a full weekend of promotional wo

Every Food Eaten In The ‘Hunger Games’ Movies, Ranked We ranked every food eaten in the "Hunger Games" movies, so eat your popcorn and be grateful for what you have.

Channing Tatum Says Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock He'll co-direct the film with Reid CarolinThere was talk a while ago that Channing Tatum might direct the Magic Mike sequel, but that job instead went to Gregory Jacobs. Then came the announcement that Tatum and producing partner Reid Carolin are attached to make an adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s novel The Son.

First Trailer For Strange Magic Elf and safetyA couple of weeks ago, the world at large learned of the existence of Strange Magic, an animated adventure based on an idea by George Lucas that had quietly been developing at his Lucasfilm company under the aegis of director Gary Rydstrom. With the movie arriving in the US in a couple of months, the trailer has now appeared. Strange Magic is set in a world where the kingdoms of the magical and the mysterious are linked but never meet.

Jon Stewart, you just might want to keep your “The Daily Show” day job, if the early box office returns are an indicator. The cable TV host made his movie writing and directorial debut on “Rosewater,” a drama starring Gael Garcia Bernal that Stewart also executive produced.

Patrick Stewart is ingrained into our thoughts as a good guy. Whether in his roles as Jean-Luc Picard or Charles Xavier or even in the real life photo montage of he and Ian McKellan being best friends and cooler than everyone. But in the Green Room, Stewart plays the head of a group of Neo-Nazi skinheads.

Cameron Diaz's "Saturday Night Live" hosting stint this week brought with it an inevitable "Annie" spoof, and dare I say it looks better than the actual movie.http://www.hitfix.com

The staff at ACN do one thing, do it well: report the news. Operation Genoa aside, over the past two seasons, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team have worked to attain a certain standard of journalistic integrity. Even if that has resulted in the lowest ratings amongst their competitors, "The Newsroom" staff do adhere to an unwritten rulebook, one that lets them go home at night knowing they've done the best work they could.

Following the EW magazine covers, new photos and official storyboards that were released last month from Terminator Genisys, another photo has surfaced featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800.The photo was discovered by Twitter user Clinkenbeard, who claims that the photo was taken by a German tour group at Paramount Pictures.

To say that the work of David Fincher is often eulogized in homemade tribute videos would be an understatement. Since his distinct visual style and framing crosses over into many of his movies, there are myriad opportunities for creative match cuts cleverly linking shots and movements between different Fincher films, some of them almost twenty years apart. Add a layer of pre-Fincher-movie-scoring Trent Reznor into the mix, and you have a winning combination. That’s exactly what Vimeo user Artem Chudinov did.

I mean seriously, why would you even want to go to or worse, live in an abandoned house in the middle of a marsh, evil spirits or not, that’s a very bad idea. Anyway, here’s the trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black was a […] Read There is No Escape from The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death on Filmonic.

By Dan Celko and Jeremy Konrad The Dedicated Server is a YouTube news show here to keep you informed about gaming, talk about the implications for related fandoms, and tell you what we think about it. Also: many, many detours. Check out our channel and like our Facebook page, we want to hear from you! This week: The Gampocaplyse happened! So many games came out this week, and we chat about those for a bit. Then we get a little jealous of the people who swindled Walmart out of PS4, Wii U, and 3DS earlier in the week. Mewtwo is paid DLC for Smash Bros…except he isn’t?

Lou Ye's Blind Massage won six prizes at last night's Golden Horse awards in Taipei, including Best Feature Film, Best New Performer and Best Adapted Screenplay. Hong Kong's Ann Hui was named Best Director for The Golden Era, while Chen Jian-bin won the Best Actor prize for A Fool and Chen Shiang Chyi won Best Actress for Exit.Regarded as the most prestigious awards ceremony for Chinese language cinema, the Golden Horse awards are now in their 51st year, and were handed out at a star-studded affair last night in the Taiwanese capital.

No, it’s not the kind of world domination that you might think, it’s a singing contest, but you probably know that already as this is the trailer to a sequel, Pitch Perfect 2. Full disclosure, I’ve never seen anything from Pitch Perfect, not even a picture. The extent of my Pitch Perfect knowledge starts and […] Read Anna Kendrick Competes for World Domination in Pitch Perfect 2 on Filmonic.

He'll discover if Dead Men Tell No TalesWith Johnny Depp as usual strapped to the mast as Captain Jack Sparrow and not one, but two directors (Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg) recruited, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales is gathering the rest of its scurvy crew.

Uproxx has posted the gag reel for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7. Here we get to see Patrick Stewart get stepped on and Jonathan Frakes pull off a classic triple-take. Click here to view the embedded video. Star Trek: The Next Generation Gag Reel

Last night there was a screening of The Flash and Arrow crossovers and executive produce Andrew Kreisberg gave a brief interview to the Hollywood Reporter. In it he gave us a good idea of what’s coming up for Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and just when we’d get to see her in all black. “Laurel appears in the Arrow episode. She’s not as present in these episodes, but that is because we’ve been building up to her appearance as the Black Canary. We sort of said that Sara was the Canary, but Laurel is the Black Canary.

  It's hard to believe that it has been more than six years since the release of 2008's Wanted. Interest in a sequel has been lukewarm at best. The film seemed to come to a natural conclusion. One of the film's main attractions, Angelina Jolie's 'Fox,' had been killed off. Producer, Marc Platt, told comingsoon.net that the sequel is still coming together. “We have a script that’s getting pretty good,” Platt explained. “To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it.

The success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie didn’t just reinvigorate that Marvel franchise. It’s about to resuscitate an underground Marvel character George Lucas all but killed in the Eighties. Marvel Comics has announced it about to start publication of a new Howard the Duck comic book. On March 4, Howard the Duck #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones will be released, with the story following the alien duck on adventures as a private detective in the Marvel Universe.

Tina Fey‘s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was going to be a mid-season replacement on NBC. That network, of course, is where Fey got her big break on Saturday Night Live; then it became the butt of her jokes on the award-winning sitcom 30 Rock. So it seemed like the perfect fit. However, in what seems to be a happy split, the show – which stars Office-alum Ellie Kemper as a cult dropout trying to make it in New York City- will now debut on Netflix in March 2015. More so, it got an immediate two-season order from the streaming company.

The Last Starfighter has seen a nice little bump in nostalgic recognition over the past few days. The reason? This awesome “Modern Trailer,” which /Film was among the first to post. Many fans have been watch the trailer and wondering the same thing I wondered in the text of the piece. Why hasn’t this fantastic, yet underrated movie, with a premise so perfectly engrained in modern pop culture, been remade yet? Several filmmakers and writers, among them Star Wars stand alone writer Gary Whitta and actor/writer/director Seth Rogen, have been discussing this topic on Twitter.

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