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Jurassic World On Track For $100 Million Opening

Dino sequel might be summer's only dino-sized opening.
By Brandon Wolfe
Deadline reports that Universal’s Jurassic World, opening June 12, is tracking for a domestic opening weekend of between $100-130 million, roughly in line with Man of Steel’s opening gross of $116 million. Awareness for the film is presently in the 90% range, higher than San Andreas, which opens next week.

Interestingly enough, though Jurassic is one of the summer’s earlier releases, it could be one of the last films of the summer to gross more than $100 million in its first three days. Only Universal’s other big summer release, Minions, is expected is join that club. Though there are other big films in the pipeline, the Terminator and Mission: Impossible franchises have, historically, not performed to that level straight out of the gate, and Marvel’s Ant-Man isn’t expected to do traditional Marvel-sized business.

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'Tomorrowland' & 'Pitch Perfect 2' in Dead Heat B.O. Shocker

Age of Ultron set to pass $400 million domestically.
Story by Matt Cummings
No matter how you slice it, this weekend's box office race is gearing up to be a close one, with Tomorrowland and Pitch Perfect 2 in a close race for #1.

With the three-day weekend officially casting off on Friday, Tomorrowland took in approximately $10.4 million, owning most of the IMAX screens - it should take in an estimated $33-35m for the weekend. However, that might not be enough to win it the top spot: that one might go to Pitch Perfect 2. On Friday, the comedy-melody mashup took in approximately $10m, which should plpay out to a 3-day tally of $33-34m. It will also pass the $100m mark on Saturday, after only dropping 52% weekend-to-weekend.

Coming in at number three is the George Miller dystopian spectacle Mad Max: Fury Road, dropping only 39%, which should see profit between $26-28m for the weekend. Those numbers are impressive, considering the relatively small potential audience; numbers …

‘Fuller House’ Will Not Be Quite So Full

Olsen Twins Say No to New Series
By David Clark
Talks to bring back original actors from the Full House cast to reprise their roles in Netflix’s new original continuation of the series, titled Fuller House, have not gone as hoped.

The original show followed Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier), D.J. Tanner (Candace Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), Michelle (Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen), Danny (Bob Saget), Kimmy (Andrea Barber), and a few other ancillary family and friends.

John Stamos, producer of Fuller House, confirmed that he along with Candace Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, and Andrea Barber will be reprising their respective roles in the new Netflix series.

Fans of the original series will notice a fan favorite name is not on the list. Michelle Tanner, the youngest daughter in the Tanner family, was one of the staple stars of the show. Much of the show revolved around Michelle as she grew up on Full House. The unique thing about the character; she w…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #EntourageMovie In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENTOURAGE on May 27th at 7:30 PM in Santa Clara.


"ENTOURAGE," the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.


Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back...and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.


Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment, and returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, Debi Mazar, Rex Lee, Constance Zimmer and Nora Dunn. Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself.



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First Images Of Elizabeth Banks,Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper In Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

The counselors are confirmed for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a limited 8-episode series coming to Netflix just in time for summer. The show is a prequel to the 2001 cult film Wet Hot American Summer.

Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter are among some of the cast joining the series, which tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film's debut.


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The series is directed by David Wain and co-written by Wain and Michael Showalter.

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Movie Review: Poltergeist

Lazily recycled ideas? They're heeeere.

Review by Brandon Wolfe
Though others preceded it (The Haunting, The Amityville Horror), 1982’s Poltergeist is often held as the quintessential haunted house movie. The Steven Spielberg-produced, Tobe Hooper-directed (though, by many accounts, also Spielberg-directed) film about a traditional nuclear family moving into a house of horrors set the stage for every spook-house film that came after. Though, while there is still much to appreciate about Poltergeist, the film’s ability to get under the skin arguably hasn’t endured. There are isolated moments that remain chilling, but that Spielbergian, suburban-set sense of mouth-agape wonderment has the effect of working against the film’s creep factor, creating an aura of comforting safety that prevents the film from becoming true nightmare fuel. Poltergeist feels more of a piece with E.T. than it does with The Exorcist. Watched in the wake of a truly terrifying haunted-house thriller like The Co…

#HULUS ‘THE HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS’ CAST ANNOUNCED

HULU’S ‘THE HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS’ CAST ANNOUNCED

NEW AND RETURNING HOTWIVES JOIN THE SECOND SEASON OF THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES

Hulu along with Paramount Digital Entertainment revealed their all-star cast of comedians who will join The Hotwives of Las Vegas, the follow up season to their hit original series The Hotwives of Orlando. The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

The series will see returning stars take on news roles with Casey Wilson (Marry Me, Gone Girl) as Jenfer Beudon; Tymberlee Hill (Marry Me, Drunk History) as Phe Phe Reed, Esq; Andrea Savage (Episodes, Dinner for Schmucks, Step Brothers) as Ivanka Silversan; Danielle Schneider (Marry Me, Hotwives of Orlando) as Denise Funt; Dannah Phirman (Newsreaders, The Hotwives of Orlando) as Leona Carpeze; along with series newcomer Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) as Callie Silversan.

THE HOTWIVES:
· Callie Silversan - A sensuous,…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #Sense8 In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For Sense8 on May 27th at 7:30 PM in San Francisco.

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."

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Movie Review: 'Tomorrowland'

Disney's Tomorrowland is a mass-branding, incoherent bore. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.
Review by Matt Cummings A young person's mind is like a sponge, taking in anything and everything in an attempt to understand its world and (more importantly) its purpose. Children are wonderfully investigative, perhaps more so than parents would prefer on occasion. For a film like Disney's Tomorrowland, that love of information, imagination, and youthful exuberance should be proudly on display. Instead, it's a mass-branding, incoherent bore that few kids will stick around to finish. The disenfranchised scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney) was once a wide-eyed 10 year-old (Thomas Robinson), enthusiastically dreaming and building machines that he thought would improve his world. As a boy, Frank attends the 1964 New York World’s Fair and meets the British girl Athena (Raffey Cassidy), who gives him a pin that unlocks a magical, futuristic world. Parallel to that is th…

New Clips From #INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3

These new clips from INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 will paralyze you with fear!

“What’s Happening”


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"Cross My Heart"


"Unexpected Caller"


The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.


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#SHAUNTHESHEEPMOVIE New Trailer

A BRAND NEW trailer has been released starring your favorite farm friends from the SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE! From the creators of “Chicken Run,” Aardman Animations brings you a charming story about family, fun, and facing your fears.



Grab a sneak peek of the events that follow Shaun and his flock when they decide to take the day off and end up on a great escape to the big city in the trailer below! And make sure you catch their whole adventure in theaters on FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Lionsgate presents a Studiocanal and Aardman Animations production.

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TV Recap: #THEFLASH S01E23 "FAST ENOUGH" (SEASON FINALE)

TV Recap: THE FLASH S01E23 "FAST ENOUGH" (SEASON FINALE)

By Sue Lukenbaugh
Barry Allen may be the fastest man alive. He has been working for a long time to get justice for his mother, and to free his father, and that day is today. Barry confronts Wells finally. He wants to know the truth, why Eobard/Wells killed his mother. Wells hates him, not the him now, but in the future. They hated each other a lot, and they fought, but neither could defeat the other. Wells learned his secret, and he decided to go back into time and to kill Barry. But Future Barry followed him back.

They both landed some great shots, but Future Barry managed to save his younger self. Then Wells thought, what if Barry was dealt a devastating blow. It could be enough to derail the superhero. So he killed Barry's mother, and he was free he thought. He would be able to return to the future without a Barry Allen. He ran into a snag, he lost his way, he couldn't get home. He had lost his ability. So …

Trailer For @AmyTheMovie Directed By Asif Kapadia

Check out Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the iconic singer and see why people are calling it heartbreaking and extraordinary.

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.



A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.
Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically beg…

Spider-man Reboot: Rumors Abound

Has Matthew McConaughey Found The Right Script?
By David Clark
The rumor mill is in full swing, first it held news about Krang in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie; the latest rumor surfing the web is McConaughey taking on the roll of Norman Osborn in the new Spiderman reboot. Even the role of Spiderman is not yet solidified though, Asa Butterfield would seem to be one of the top choices to fill the web slinger’s shoes. Will McConaughey be joining Asa Butterfield in the near future?

As of yet this is still a an unsubstantiated rumor but it is not as if McConaughey has not given people a reason to believe it might be true. After-all, he did recently broach this very topic in an interview. McConaughey let it slip that both DC and Marvel have approached him regarding roles within their respective universes. McConaughey had this to say on the topic,

“It’s very simple for me. I look at the script. Is the opportunity exciting? Is the money that comes with it exciting? Su…

HBO Is Setting Records...

...Though, Not The Kind They Want
By David Clark
HBO has set back-to-back records with the latest Game of Thrones episodes. As one of the most popular shows on television it is no surprise to hear records are falling, unfortunately these particular records are quite concerning. Two weeks in a row HBO’s hit show managed to break piracy records. Over the course of 24 hours from the original air date episode five saw 3.22 million copies of the show pirated and episode six broke that record one week later with a reported 3.5 million acts of piracy.

The numbers are astounding. HBO has always taken a somewhat quiet stance on piracy but these numbers are likely hitting someone’s radar. It should be noted the numbers are tracked and reported by Excipio and it does not include streamed piracy. The 3.22 and 3.5 million acts of piracy listed only pertain to actual downloads of the episodes. The numbers would be considerably higher if streamed piracy were to be included.

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THE #SPONGEBOBMOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack June 2nd

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS HEADS TO OUR WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE NEW HIT MOVIE.

Antonio Banderas Stars in the $285 Million Worldwide Hit, Coming Ashore on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack June 2, 2015. Dive into Digital HD Two Weeks Early on May 19

SpongeBob and his friends are back—and like you’ve never seen them before—in the all-new blockbuster hit THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, DVD and VOD

June 2, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Hailed as “laugh-out-loud funny” (Examiner) and “the best family film of the year” (Fanboy Nation), the wildly entertaining adventure arrives two weeks early on Digital HD May 19.

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD boast over an hour of super-powered extras highlighted by three exclusive and delightfully fun sing-along music videos: “Thank Gosh It’s Monday,” “Teamwork” and “Theme Song/Rap Battle.” The Combo Packs also include…

#BATKIDBEGINS Trailer Has Arrived

It has finally arrived the trailer for BATKID BEGINS.



One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did.

Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: #ALLEGIANT – PART 1 Begins Filming

PRODUCTION ON ALLEGIANT – PART 1, THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE DIVERGENT FRANCHISE, COMMENCES TODAY

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT – PART 1, the third installment of the blockbuster DIVERGENT action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts. Golden Globe® nominated Jeff Daniels joins the cast. Returning cast members include Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, as well as Mekhi Phifer and Daniel Dae Kim. Other new cast members also include Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård.

Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Douglas…

The Divergent Series: #Insurgent Arrives On 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray, DVD & On Demand August 4th

Golden Globe® Nominee Shailene Woodley Delivers An Explosive Performance In The Electrifying Sequel Arriving On Digital HD July 21st.

Available on 3D Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-Ray, DVD And On Demand August 4



Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on 3-D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand August 4 from Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label.

Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel Insurgent, The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris (Woodley) as she searches for answers and allies in this star-powered, action-packed second installment of the Divergent series. On the run and targeted by ruthless faction leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Tris fights to protect the people …