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'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies By DMO Affiliate Gordon Willis, one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential cinematographers, nicknamed "The Prince of Darkness" for his subtle but indelible touch on such definitive 1970s releases as The Godfather, 'Annie Hall and All the President's Men , has died. He was 82. Suzanne Berestecky of the Chapman Cole & Gleason funeral home in Falmouth, Massachusetts, confirmed Monday that he died and that the home is handling arrangements. Details on Willis' death were not immediately available. ...Read More »
Luxury cinema proves box office hit By DMO Affiliate Lionel Barber talks to Cinpolis chief Alejandro Ramirez ...Read More »
There's A New PlayStation Vita Available In The US Today By DMO Affiliate The second version of the PlayStation Vita is finally available in North America today -- it even comes in a bundle with Borderlands 2 for $200 -- and we want you to feel safe and secure in your purchase, should you choose to make one. So, is it worth it? In short: yes, yes it is. It's thinner; it's got rounded edges; and Sony's cut a ton of fat from the price as well. ...Read More »
Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Trivia Trailer By DMO Affiliate Watch the original Blazing Saddles trailer with pop-up trivia while you wait for the new Blu-ray, out May 6th. ...Read More »
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Has A Big Weekend At The Box Office With $92 Million Domestically! By DMO Affiliate Go Spidey, go! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 spewed out its webs and soared over the weekend box office to earn $92 million domestically with $277 million internationally. Still, while it's evidently hard to resist Andrew Garfield in a spandex suit, his big screen moves were no match for other Sony franchises like Captain America and Iron Man . And let's not forget that the real summer box office competition won't begin until the monstrous Godzilla stomps through theaters in two weeks! ...Read More »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casts Web Over Moviegoers But Leaves Taxpayers In A Tangle By DMO Affiliate The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, is expected to gross between $90.7M to $92M on its opening weekend. While not at the the top of the box office this weekend, those numbers are certainly not terrible: it performed better at opening than the first Amazing Spider-Man and better than Spider-Man 2 As the dollars roll in to Sony , New Yorkers wonder how much the movie is going to cost them, (the average cost of a movie ticket nationwide is now $8 while popcorn and sodas feel like they cost roughly the same as a mortgage). The State of New York has promised Sony tax credits up to as much as 30% of the costs associated with making the movie so long as those expenses fit certain criteria. With over $150 million in potential costs, that could mean up to $45 million in tax credits. ...Read More »
The Time Shatner Almost Revived Evil Kirk on Star Trek: Enterprise By DMO Affiliate Did you know that William Shatner came *this* close to playing Captain Kirk one last time? Hear all about it in this exclusive clip from the Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray set, on sale now! ...Read More »
Johnny Depp Gets Fourth Box office Flop in a Row By DMO Affiliate Johnny Depp Gets Fourth Box office Flop in a Row ...Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is Still On Top Of The Box Office! By DMO Affiliate The very successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the box office this weekend, beating out Fox ’s Rio 2 . Some believe that this is because families are out enjoying the good weather, AND Rio 2 is competing with Muppets Most Wanted and Mr. Peabody Sherman in their genre. Still, Captain America is expected to rake in $158 million domestically, making $476.1 million worldwide! The first Captain America only brought in $370.5 million TOTAL! It'll be inneresting to see how long The Winter Soldier can keep its run going ! ...Read More »
Mickey Rooney, the First Teen Star, Dies at 93 By DMO Affiliate Mickey Rooney, the 5-foot-3 actor who was one of MGM's big box office draws in the late 1930s and early '40s, died on Sunday at his home in North Hollywood at the age of 93. The Hollywood legend appeared in more than 300 films and TV programs during his career, which spanned 10 decades, and was Tinseltown's first A-list teenage star. Mickey first won America's heart as Andy Hardy and later starred in a handful of musicals opposite Judy Garland. In addition to Judy, the pint-sized actor shared the silver scr ...Read More »
Greg Kinnear On New Flick 'Heaven Is for Real' By DMO Affiliate "Heaven Is for Real" starring Greg Kinnear hits theaters on April 16. The film is based on the real story of a young boy who says he went to heaven and came back after almost dying in the hospital. "The Insider" sat down with the cast of the flick to chat about bringing the film that brings both faith and God to the box office. Greg said, "I feel like our story is accessible to both a church-going audience and one that's not." ...Read More »
Captain America Officially Makes Marvel The Most Successful Franchise In Movie History! By DMO Affiliate Each hero has his own movies, but all fall under the blanket of The Avengers . According to Box Office Mojo , the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially the most successful franchise in film history! After The Winter Soldier 's blockbusting first week, Marvel's total box office gross is $2.47 billion! That officially puts it over Harry Potter , a close second with $2.39 billion, and Star Wars with $1.9 billion! But Marvel can keep putting out two or more big movies every year! ...Read More »
'Paranormal Activity' Blu-ray Release Tuesday By DMO Affiliate Flouting Hollywoods typical moviemaking philosophy that “more is more,” Blumhouse impresario Jason Blum has created an empire for himself over the past seven years with a series of (comparatively) microbudget productions modeled on the success of Paranormal Activity, whose $15,000 production earned some $193 million, and spawned four sequels (and counting). Since then hes launched the Insidious and Purge franchises, crafted remakes, spinoffs and plenty of original projects, and become the poster child for low costs, high concepts and massive rewards. And fans will be happy to hear about the April 8 Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. ...Read More »
Yahoo Is Reportedly Coming For YouTube's Neck By DMO Affiliate Yahoo is determined to weather its tough times despite the odds. The company is reportedly considering a YouTube rival as it continues to fixate on video as a potentially major revenue stream. According to Recode , Yahoo is hoping to poach some of YouTube's biggest stars and channels by offering more competitive rates than the Google-owned video platform. It supposedly intends to convince major content creators to ditch YouTube by guaranteeing them larger slices of the ad revenue pie. “Yahoo Screen was part one,” an unnamed producer working on the video project told Recode, referencing the company's new video streaming app. ...Read More »
Shailene Woodley And Kate Winslet Brought Sexy Back To The UK Premiere Of Divergent By DMO Affiliate Divergent, the newest Young Adult movie adaptation to hit the big screen is doing decently at the box office and some have even argued that it's a better piece of work than The Hunger Games . Regardless of your feelings for the franchise though, stars Kate Winslet , Shailene Woodley , and Theo James are hell bent on being sexier than their post-apocalyptic competition. ...Read More »
Will 'Noah' Have Box Office Success? By DMO Affiliate All eyes are the biblical tale of "Noah" that's opening in theaters on Friday. Russell Crowe's new role is the latest film about religion, but playing with God on screen always seems to be risky. "The Insider" caught up with Yahoo Movies Managing Editor Matt McDaniel who revealed that it might difficult to get audiences to see the film. "Noah is going to have a hard time being a biblical blockbuster." ...Read More »
'The Last Of Us' Coming To PS4 By DMO Affiliate Big, if not entirely unexpected news from Sony. According to an interview with Playstations Eurasian Software Market Mananger Sercan Sulun with Turkish website Multiplayer last years critically acclaimed PS3 title, The Last of Us will be making its way to Sonys PS4. Its good news for anyone hungering for first-party content on the PS4, even more so for anyone who decided to jump ship from Xbox for this generation and missed out on a game thats been hoovering up awards like its spring cleaning. ...Read More »
The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Korra's Family By DMO Affiliate In this behind-the-scenes clip from the Book Two Blu-ray, co-creator Bryan Konietzko discusses Korra's dynamic with her father and uncle. ...Read More »
What to See This Weekend at the Movies By DMO Affiliate Three very different films are hitting the box office today, and we're giving you a sneak peek of what not to miss! Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley star in the highly anticipated futuristic thriller "Divergent." Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut in the comedy flick "Bad Words." We can't forget to mention that a few Muppets are going up against some comic geniuses in "Muppets Most Wanted." Check out this video to see a sneak peek of all the movies hitting theaters this weekend! ...Read More »
Anchorman 2 - Deleted Scene By DMO Affiliate Don't act like you're not impressed with this hilarious 17+ exclusive clip from the Anchorman 2 Blu-ray, available April 1st. ...Read More »
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