Paramount Pictures News

Sometimes a studio will boast about something with no facts to back it up. In a recent Paramount press release, the studio touted that their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie became the number one performing home entertainment title of 2014 based on the “highest ratio of disc sales to theatrical ticket sales for its first week of release.” How many units did it sell? What is that ratio? Compared to what exactly?

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Selma Review

IGN Movies - Tue, 2014-12-23 20:00

Selma Review History students know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his speeches, those first bellowed words of “I Have a Dream” universally logged in memory banks. So it makes sense that King's voice is the gateway to the man in Selma, a stirring account of the marches that provoked the 1965 Voting Rights Act's passing. Actor David Oyelowo summons the power and courage to recreate King's calls to action, preaching to the disenfranchised with a Biblical roar. A one-man-show centered on the master orator would satisfy. Oyelowo is that rousing.

Paramount Pictures Sets July 2016 Release for Justin Lin's 'Star Trek 3' Briefly: Paramount has confirmed via Deadline that the next Star Trek sequel will be hitting theaters in July 2016. Yesterday it was revealed that Fast Five / Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin had scored the job of directing the highly anticipated sequel after Roberto Orci stepped down. For weeks there were rumors that Jonathan Frakes (aka Commander Riker) might also be in consideration, but they went with Justin Lin instead.

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Justin Lin Will Direct Star Trek 3 According to Deadline, Paramount set four-time Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin to direct the next Star Trek film. This news comes just over two weeks after Roberto Orci was removed from the job. If they plan to make the 50th anniversary of the franchise (2016), Paramount has to move quickly with Star Trek 3 […] Read Justin Lin Will Direct Star Trek 3 on Filmonic.

Watch: 2 Clips And 5 TV Spots For Acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. Drama 'Selma' Between Eric Garner, Ferguson, the horrific killing of two New York City police officers this weekend, and more across the last year, tensions stretching across and race and class divides have never been higher. And while movies may not have the power to heal, they do at least offer a place to find perspective, and in the case of "Selma," a reminder of where the nation has come from since Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo Joining Lupita Nyong'o for 'Americanah' Adaptation Over the summer, we learned that 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o would reateam with Brad Pitt's Plan B production banner for an adaptation of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winning book Americanah, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Oscar-winning actress will star in and produce the film along with 2 Productions and Potboiler Productions, and now she's just gained a co-star who has had a hell of a year on the big screen in 2014.

This week: Michael Bay does Turtles, Woody Allen's misguided Moonlight, and a sensational second season of The Americans. ► Existing purely for nostalgia, the new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is exactly what you think a Michael Bay-produced TMNT movie would be: Cold, over-the-top, sterile to the point even kids might get bored. A CGI pillowcase... Read More...

Box Office Prediction: ‘The Hobbit 3′ vs. ‘Night at the Museum 3′ Welcome to the Screen Rant Box Office Prediction. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend – to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters. For a recap of last week’s box office totals, read our box office wrap-up from Exodus: Gods and Kings‘ opening weekend – and scroll to the bottom of this post to see how our previous picks measured up. Full disclosure: Box office predictions are not an exact science. We acknowledge that our picks may not always be correct.

‘Star Trek 3′ Director Shortlist Includes Duncan Jones, Justin Lin & More [Updated] Paramount is searching for a top choice to direct the next Star Trek movie, with the intention of getting the film in theaters in time for the sci-fi property’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

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