deadline.com – Exhibitors I polled this week had more faith in franchises than star-driven blockbusters on the 2013 slate. Like Tom Cruise in Oblivion, Will Smith is still a big deal to theater owners. He’s just not a sure thing in a slow-moving sci-fi vehicle like Sony’s After Earth. Johnny Depp scored biggest with a surprise appearance in front of elated NATO members and the promise of another eccentric blockbuster role, but the specters of Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens and Disney’s own John Carter loom over the Western. 4 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
feedproxy.google.com – Sometimes movie studios come to CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest) to screen early cuts of their films. Dreamworks Animation came to Vegas in 2008 with an early cut of Kung Fu Panda with temp score and sequences of storyboards or unfinished rendered animation. A few years back Disney arrived at the convention with an early cut of Toy Story 3, with unfinished animation and lighting. 4 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
CinemaCon 2013: Universal Pictures Presentation for 'R.I.P.D.', '2 Guns', 'Despicable Me 2', 'Kick-Ass 2' and 'Fast & Furious 6'
latino-review.com – Universal Pictures continued Las Vegas’ CinemaCon with extended looks for some of their 2013 release, including “R.I.P.D.,” “2 Guns,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Kick-Ass 2,” and “Fast & Furious 6.” Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures, also took the opportunity to announce that a sequel of “Pitch Perfect” is in the works. 4 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
deadline.com – Blockbusters on parade in the official program here at CinemaCon are at the top of most exhibitors’ minds. But theater owners and operators I’ve polled are most uncertain about Friday’s Tom Cruise vehicle Oblivion. They’ve seen the early overseas numbers. But stateside exhibitors lament to me that their audiences don’t widely “go for sci-fi”, and they have a healthy skepticism for Cruise’s domestic drawing power in the Universal pic. 4 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
comingsoon.net – Warner Bros. launched their CinemaCon panel this evening with a preview of their entire 2013 slate, including Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby , Todd Phillips' The Hangover, Part III , Zack Snyder's Man of Steel , Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim , Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire , James Wan's The Conjuring , Rawson Marshall Thurber's We're the Millers , Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners , Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: 4 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – The analysis comes from NATO‘s John Fithian after he was asked at a press meeting why Hollywood produces so many R-rated films — despite the evidence he presented this morning showing that family friendly films typically fare better at the box office. “It’s cool to be Quentin Tarantino,” he says. 4 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
feedproxy.google.com – Briefly: Good news for Pitch Perfect fans is coming out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The head of Universal Pictures, Adam Fogelson, just revealed the studio’s plan to have the Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters in 2015. Original writer Kay Cannon is back, and one can assume based on Sunday night’s MTV performance that the cast will be, too. 5 weeks 21 min ago via jackiechan