In the first of our weekly episode reviews, we discuss anything and everything about the Joss Whedon-directed first episode of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hugh Jackman has revealed to Screen Daily that he has a role in District 9and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp’s new sci-fi pic, Chappie. He’ll be joining Sharlto Copley, Ninja Visser and Yolandi Visser in the March 27, 2015 release.
Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened at the high end of the studio’s expectations this weekend, taking in an estimated $35 million in its first three days of release. The sequel, featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews and Kristen Schaal, marks the fourth-biggest September opener of all time, trailing the company’s own Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million), Insidious Chapter 2 ($40.3 million) and Sweet Home Alabama ($35.6 million). The film took in $9.3 million on Friday, was up 63% on Saturday with $15.15 million and the studio expects to do about $10.55 million today for a per location average of $8,748 at each of the film’s 4,001 playdates. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which was made for $78 million, received a strong A- CinemaScore from audiences. The first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballsdebuted with $30.3 million in 2009 and went on to earn $245.8 million worldwide. Warner Bros. Pictures’ Prisoners dropped to second place it second weekend, earning $11.3 million from 3,290 theaters to take …
“The Crazy Ones, featuring the return of Robin Williams to network television, premiered to 15.61 million viewers, making it the season’s #1 new program, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Sept. 26.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the focus of this month’s issue, with two in-depth features on the year’s biggest film. Plus, we have an exclusive first look at Young Adult adaptation Divergent, as well as coverage of Gravity and Carrie and reviews of The Butler and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is returning to comedy and reprising his role on How I Met Your Mother.
With production on the film already underway, New Line Cinema has officially set Horrible Bosses 2 for release on November 26, 2014.
Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver also star in the June 27, 2014 release, directed by Michael Bay.
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The musical’s ensemble cast also features Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie. Rob Marshall is directing.
The series announced back in March, The Hollywood Reportertoday brings word that FX’s upcoming “Fargo” series has scored a leading man in The Hobbit, The World’s End and “Sherlock” star Martin Freeman.
Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to play a leading role in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, The Wrap is reporting.
“Touch” actress Saxon Sharbino (Amelia in Season 2 of the FOX drama) has joined the cast of MGM and Fox 2000’s Poltergeist remake, says The Hollywood Reporter.