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Films That Topped $1 Billion (Photos) The coveted billion-dollar club continues to grow with films like “Jurassic World,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and more surpassing $1 billion at the box office. In the so-called club are older films, too, like “Avatar” and “Titanic” — both directed by James Cameron — along with 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” and 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Other films to join the ranks of features that have topped $1 billion globally are Marvel movies, distributed by Disney: “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of »
- Meriah Doty
Han Solo: Director Ron Howard (above) shared a new photo (below) from behind the scenes of the Han Solo movie that is currently filming. The caption refers to Tag Greenley and Bink Otahuna, two Imperial officers who appeared in comic books that are fan favorites but are not part of the official Star Wars canon. Jon Kasdan, who cowrote the spin-off movie, later confirmed the reference; Kasdan and second unit director Toby Hefferman will appear as the characters. [The Verge] #tagandbink ? pic.twitter.com/1EzUbS3MQs — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 14, 2017 Avatar Sequels: In James Cameron's Avatar (above), Giovanni Ribisi played a corporate administrator whose harsh attitude eventually softened a bit. Now Ribisi will reprise his role in all four...
- Peter Martin
With the announcement that filming was finally starting on The Avatar Sequels (official title, for now) also came the news that a number of new cast additions were being made to the next four Avatar movies. Director James Cameron has added a host of young actors to play the offspring of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) in the films, as well as other young characters that populate the world of Pandora. As you can imagine, performing a motion-capture role may be a bit of a stretch for a young performer, so producer Jon Landau took all … »
- Adam Chitwood
Cannes — The head of international sales at Italy’s prominent Rai Com company, Mattia Oddone, has stepped down to become managing director of Propaganda Italia, a new Italian production company which has a slate of film and TV projects for the international market in various stages.
Propaganda Italia was set up in 2014 as a separately operated spin off of the Italian subsidiary of global entertainment marketing firm Propaganda Gem by Italian media exec Marina Marzotto who has also served as CEO of Italian distributor Moviemax.
Besides his managerial role Oddone is boarding Propaganda Italia as an investor in the company.
They have plans for three feature films in the Euros 3-5 million range over the next three years and also a bigger Euros 15-20 million project for which they have acquired the script, which is still being kept under wraps, for which they »
- Nick Vivarelli
The No. 1 action film in the world, Fast & Furious 8 goes full-throttle on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand from today, October 16, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UK), and to celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray™!
The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains of the Arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew crisscrosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, Fast & Furious 8 will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection. »
- David Agnew
Out on the home formats in the UK is the blockbusting super-hit that is Fast & Furious 8. The film is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD from 16th October, and to celebrate, we have a UK exclusive featurette clip.
The clip features Jack Gill (2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator), Spiro Razator (2nd Unit Director / Stunt Coordinator) and Andrew Gill (2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator) as they discuss the ‘It’s Raining Cars’ scene. Some topics of discussion are testing throwing cars out of the parking structure, how to get at least seven cars in the air at a time and best locations for this scene.
The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the »
- Paul Heath
With production underway on James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Deadline is reporting that Giovanni Ribisi has become the latest cast member from the original movie to sign on for all four of the new films.
Ribisi reprises his role of Parker Selfridge, head administrator of the Rda responsible for the mining operations on Pandora. He joins fellow returnees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.
- Gary Collinson
Friday the 13th Part III 3D review: Jason stalks and slashes his victims in the third dimension in this one-off screening at Mayhem Film Festival.
Friday the 13th Part III 3D review by Kat Hughes.
Friday the 13th Part III 3D Review
The 1980’s was a glorious time for the horror genre. With the rise of the mighty VHS it was so very easy to get your horrific content out into the world, so much so that we were gifted the ‘video nasty’ of cinema. At the same time, 3D was taking cinemas by storm, it would go on to be a flash-in-the-pan craze that would die until James Cameron’s Avatar. It comes as no surprise then that many films sought to combine horror and 3D, one such film is Friday the 13th Part 3.
The third film (obviously) in the franchise gave the new technology a whirl, and »
- Kat Hughes
As James Cameron continues onward with production for his four Avatar sequels, the cast has slowly been taking shape. Now another actor who appeared in the first film has been confirmed as returning for all four films. Giovanni Ribisi will reprise his role as Parker Selfridge. The latest Avatar sequel casting news awaits you below. It’s hard to believe, […]
- Chris Evangelista
With Avatar 2 and the rest of the Avatar sequels starting production just a few weeks ago, the cast continues to be rounded out, with the latest addition returning from the original blockbuster Avatar. Giovanni Ribisi has come aboard to reprise his role as Parker Selfridge from the original Avatar, joining returning stars such as Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), Cch Pounder (Moat) and Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet). This also comes a few weeks after the young Avatar 2 cast was announced, which make up the Sully family, members of the Metkayina Clan and a former Hell's Gate Adolescent.
Giovanni Ribisi also joins a slew of new cast members including Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the Pandora underwater reef clan known as the Metkayina Clan, Oona Chaplin as a new character named Varang and Kate Winslet, »
So they're just bringing back everybody for the Avatar sequels, aren't they? Which wouldn't usually be a problem, except that they're also bringing people back - like Sigourney Weaver and Scott Lang - who fucking died. At least bringing back Giovanni Ribisi as Parker "'90s CEO villain" Selfridge makes sense to return. Also, what else is Ribisi... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
While production is finally underway on The Avatar Sequels, the cast for the four new films continues to grow. Per Deadline, Giovanni Ribisi is set to reprise his role as Rda administrator Parker Selfridge in all four Avatar sequels, which should come as welcome news to unobtanium fans around the globe. Indeed, Ribisi’s character is most famous for hoarding the oh-so-on-the-nose element in 2009’s Avatar, which served as the driving force behind Rda’s drilling on Pandora. So I guess there’s more unobtanium to be found, or perhaps Selfridge has another skeezy business … »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Giovanni Ribisi is set for all four of James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels from 20th Century Fox. The actor will reprise his role as Parker Selfridge, the head administrator of Rda, from the 2009 film that continues to hold the record for highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide box office tally of $2.79 billion. Production for the follow-ups officially began on September 25 in Manhattan Beach, CA. It is said to be the most expensive shoot of its… »
What Horror Movie Impressed You The Most (In Any Way)?
Movies, in general, are classified as being in "the top" based on how much money they make. By this standard, James Cameron's "Avatar" is the highest-grossing movie ever, with gross revenues in excess of $2.7 billion worldwide. But was it the best movie ever made?
Well, that's a completely different story - as revenue doesn't necessarily mean value. Thus, most list containing the top 5 horror movies of all time will contain films that were massively successful - think teen slashers like Scream or supernatural found-footage flicks like Paranormal Activity. But this also doesn't necessarily mean that they were the best horror movies ever made.
Instead of counting money, remakes, viewers, or sequels, let's take a look at horror movies from a different point of view: how impressive they were. How scary or pressing, how gross, how gruesome they were. And »
Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: Big News DC movies will mostly be stand-alone efforts: Following the massive success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have decided not to focus on creating a Marvel-like interconnective cinematic universe with their movies. Instead they will allow more stand-alone features like the upcoming Joker spin-off. Read more here. Terrific News Kate Winslet is joining the Avatar sequels: The Avatar sequels are underway, and now they've got another James Cameron veteran joining the cast: Titanic star Kate Winslet. Of course, we know nothing about the character she's playing yet. Read more here. Great News Fast and...
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- Christopher Campbell
Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group is set to debut nine brand new graphic novels at the New York Comic Con this week, which come from acclaimed creators such as George Pelecanos (The Deuce), Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and Scott Rosenberg (Con Air). Check out the titles here…
- Gary Collinson
Kate Winslet is joining the Avatar cast. The Oscar-winning actress is reuniting with her former Titanic director James Cameron for the upcoming Avatar sequels. Cameron told Deadline of the reunion, "Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career. I can't wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life." While the reunion might seem very exciting from the outside, it might be pretty shocking to those who remember Winslet's comments about working with the director on Titanic. After filming the movie over 20 years ago, and getting pneumonia in the »
The flow of movie news coming out of Hollywood tends to come slowly or all at once, and today was definitely an all-at-once kind of day.
Now that the Avatar sequels have officially begun principal photography, we’re expecting regular updates from the world of Pandora. Veteran James Cameron collaborator Kate Winslet has officially joined on, but the specifics of her role are still being kept under wraps. Stay tuned for more Avatar news as it develops!
If you thought the Fast and the Furious franchise had called it quits, you are sorely mistaken: they’ll be back in 2020 for the ninth instalment of the wildly popular car-chase franchise. We’re assuming the regular crowd of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and co. »
- Amanda Wood
Soon after making her feature debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures, Kate Winslet earned an Academy Award nomination for Sense and Sensibility. She quickly earned another Oscar nomination for her starring performance in Titanic, directed by James Cameron, a box office phenomenon that elevated her to a high level of popularity worldwide. Since then, she has become recognized as one of the premiere screen actresses working today, picking up five more Academy Award nominations, one of which (The Reader) resulted in her winning the award. For his part, Cameron has been busy as a producer while directing several documentaries, as well as a modest little movie titled Avatar, which became a box office phenomenon of its own. Recently Cameron started production on the first...
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- Peter Martin
Kate Winslet has officially joined the cast of Avatar 2, two decades after working with James Cameron on Titanic. Filming for the long awaited four Avatar sequels began in late September, with a reported production budget of over $1 billion dollars, making it the most expensive movie series in history. The first Avatar, released in 2009, is the highest-grossing worldwide release of all time with a whopping $2.7 billion dollars and it looks as if Cameron and the studio are placing their bets that the upcoming sequence will be on par with the first installment.
Deadline reports that Kate Winslet has joined the world of Avatar in a starring role as Ronal. Reuniting with director James Cameron is something that both the actress and director have been wanting to do since they made hugely successful Titanic back in 1997. James Cameron revealed that working with Winslet on Titanic was one of the most rewarding events of his career. »
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