Wes Anderson released a video online today, confirming the title of his previously-rumoured animated dog film as Isle of Dogs, and revealing the film’s full cast.
After his summer blockbuster Pixels bombed in July, Adam Sandler had far more success this weekend reteaming with Sony Pictures Animation for the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which opened with an estimated $47.5, making it the biggest opening for a September release as well as Sandler’s second biggest opening after 2005’s The Longest Yard.
Adam Sandler outdoes himself once more with a horrifically sexist gamer fantasy designed to thrill idiots and provoke vomiting.
After becoming Marvel Studios’ twelfth movie to open in the #1 spot, Ant-Man (Disney) starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, retained its position in the top spot with $24.8 million, down 57% from its opening weekend with $106 million grossed in its first ten days. It added another $35.4 million overseas with openings in Germany, Spain and other territories to bring its global total to $226.5 million playing in 61% of international territories.
Seth MacFarlane’s furry alter ego is back, but is Ted the gift that keeps on giving or a one-note cartoon joke without a punchline?
Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective,” Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (“Luther,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world’s leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute Beasts of No Nation to theaters.
Source: Jurassic World Hits $500 Million in Weekend Box Office Battle (ComingSoon.net) June’s two box office juggernauts, Universal’s Jurassic World and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, had a heated battle for the top spot this weekend after an unprecedented weekend where both movies grossed more than $90 million. Ultimately, Jurassic World won the weekend as it grossed another $54.2 million (estimated) over the weekend, becoming the fastest movie to reach $500 million domestically over any previous movie including previous record holder Marvel’s The Avengers. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson and Nick Robinson, Jurassic World has proven to be the biggest breakout hit of the summer as it also has become the #1 highest-grossing movie of the year, at least domestically, which most thought would be held by Avengers: Age of Ultron, at least for the summer. Internationally, Jurassic World grossed another $82.5 million 66 territories to bring its overseas total to $737.5 million with China claiming $201 million of that amount. It has grossed more overseas than the $640 million grossed by Jurassic Park globally over its entire run (including the recent 3D rerelease.) It has grossed $1.2 billion worldwide with …
Sony Pictures has unleashed a new trailer for ’80s arcade comedy-action film Pixels. The film, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Brian Cox, hits theaters on July 24.
The plot of the sequel has Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and new wife, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) wanting to conceive a child. The first hurdle they encounter is Ted’s inability to reproduce, leading the couple to seek a sperm donor. That leads to bigger problems, however, when it comes into legal question whether or not Ted truly has the right to raise a child.
Sony Pictures has unleashed the first trailer for ’80s arcade comedy action film Pixels. The film, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Brian Cox, hits theaters on July 24.
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As our week of extensive Oscar coverage continues, we’re pitting the Best Picture nominated films against each other, two at a time, to see how they compare. In this installment, it’s the turn of Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. How are these films alike, how do they differ, and which is more successful in telling its very unique story?
Jorge Garcia has joined the cast of Netflix’s Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous Six.
Sandler will star in the Western spoof with Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Nick Nolte, Terry Crews and Taylor Lautner. Sandler is producing through his Happy Madison Productions, with his The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci behind the camera.
The plot of the sequel has Ted (MacFarlane) and new wife, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) wanting to conceive a child. The first hurdle they encounter is Ted’s inability to reproduce, leading the couple to seek a sperm donor. That leads to bigger problems, however, when it comes into legal question whether or not Ted truly has the right to raise a child.
Written and directed by MacFarlane, Ted 2 is the follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.