Jurassic World stomped through the box office last year, pulling in over $650 million in the US, and over $1 billion in foreign box office numbers for a total of $1.67 billion - all done on a budget of around $150 million.
Now there are reports that Jurassic World 2 will have an even bigger budget of $260 million, an additional $110 million over the original. Considering Paramount would've made a hefty profit on the original Jurassic World movie, the sequel is set to be even bigger - and remember, this is the second movie in a planned trilogy, so expect Jurassic World 3 to have a similar, if not bigger budget than Jurassic World 2.
Jurassic World is currently the third biggest movie to hit cinemas with its $1.67 billion haul, with Jurassic World 2 dropping into cinemas on June 22, 2018.
While 65 inch is fast becoming the defacto size for large screen TV's for those that require just a little bigger, LG's OLED series can help fill that demand... But only if you've got the budget to spare.
According to The Verge, LG have now released their top-end Signature series 77" inch to the U.S. market for a grand total of $20K which not only gets you a huge display, but cutting edge features such as an insane black level, HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K to boot. The cash also gets you access to LG's "24/7 VIP service" tech support, as well as a bonus LG G Pad tablet. So all in all, you can't afford to not get one!
When the expected inclusion of a 4K UltraHD Blu-ray drive in the forthcoming PlayStation Neo didn't come to pass, Sony execs blamed lack of demand for its exclusion. But that hasn't stopped the company from announcing plans to release a stand-alone 4K player early next year.
According to Digital Trends, Sony's UBP-X1000ES maiden 4K UltraHD Blu-ray player will be positioned as a high-end device capable of playing HD Blu-ray, DVD, CD and SA-CD discs and will play friendly with custom installations. Sony Electronics director of home entertainment systems Yukio Ishikawa said the player was "specifically designed to deliver the highest quality video and audio possible and will excite the most demanding A/V enthusiasts", but a more comprehensive set of specifications, including whether the player will be one of the first to hit the market equipped with Dolby Vision playback were not immediately forthcoming.
Sony's UBP-X1000ES is due to hit the market in the first quarter of 2017.
The kids from Stranger Things were on the latest episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they played a game of Stranger Strings.
Stranger Strings isn't a real game, but a play on words game for the show, where Jimmy and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard reading unknown facts about each other, shooting silly string at the person they thought was the person they think each fact was about.
Towards the end, Finn Wolfhard burns Fallon with a joke - when Jimmy asks if Wolfhard could read, the quick-witted Wolfhard replies with "can you even host?" - mic, drop.
aNetflix has just released a bunch of new trailers for their upcoming shows, with trailers for Easy, Chef's Table: France, and even a time travel movie called ARQ - as well as teasing a new clip for Narcos: Season 2. As for details on the new shows, here's what we're looking at:
- Easy: an original comedy anthology series written, directed and produced by filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas)
- Chef's Table: France: A new installment of the critically acclaimed food documentary series, four new episodes dedicated to the world's most renowned French chefs.
- ARQ: A small budget sci-fi original movie written and is being directed by Tony Elliott (Orphan Black).
Surprising few, Netflix has renewed 80s throwback series Stranger Things for a second season; its first season debuted last month and has been the talk of the web.
The adventure continues. Stranger Things 2 is coming 2017.pic.twitter.com/G3Za8pQwku— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) August 31, 2016
The horror show's sophomore season will feature nine episodes as opposed to the previous eight, and will again be written by the Duffer brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The new episode titles can be seen in the video above.
Suicide Squad has been hit with a slew of negative reviews, and personally, I just didn't like the movie - that hasn't had any effect on box office numbers, with Suicide Squad passing over $500 million worldwide.
As of August 18, the movie has pulled in $509 million - just 13 days after its debut. Deadpool took around the same amount of time to hit the $500 million mark, but I don't think Suicide Squad will have the same legs as Deadpool. Suicide Squad is the highest-grossing August film in US history, taking the previous record-holder down - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Suicide Squad is doing well overseas, pulling in $271 million overseas while in the US it has made $238 million. Check out our review on Suicide Squad right here.
While Stranger Things fans are freaking out of Netflix downtime, HBO fans are going to explode in tears with the news that Game of Thrones will be ending in 2018.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO boss Casey Bloys said that the 8th season of Game of Thrones will be the last. During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Blows said that the Game of Thrones showrunners had planned for 8 seasons, and was happy to reach the end without continuing it past the agreed upon 8 seasons.
There will be two shortened seasons released in 2017 and 2018, with 13 episodes in total - but we don't know how many episodes will make it into season 8. Bloys said that HBO isn't against a spinoff of Game of Thrones, teasing: "It's something I'm not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively". I think with the success of Better Call Saul after Breaking Bad ended, HBO could continue its run with a Game of Thrones spinoff - what do you think?
Stranger Things is one of the best TV shows of the last couple of years, with the Netflix exclusive set in the 80s with a constant reminder of Steven Spielberg movies - and it has some rabid fans already with my wife and myself, as well as my of my friends across the world in love with it.
Well, Netflix had an outage recently and it interrupted people during their binge on Stranger Things - with them taking their rage out to an 11/10 on Twitter. Netflix ANZ (Australian and New Zealand) social media team was on point, tweeting out to @amy_stevenson5 who said she was "having mom jeans withdrawals" that here is "a little something to keep you going. Be Strong. Be strong like Barb" - with Barb being an integral part of Stranger Things' storyline.
Some fans were completely broken, and it's understandable - Stranger Things is fantastic.
Disney has made some changes to its release schedule, something I like to think is in retaliation to the teases of Justice League - even while Zack Snyder might not have the same grip on Justice League as Patty Jenkins does with Wonder Woman, which looks phenomenal, by the way.
The changes to Disney's revised schedule sees Avengers: Infinity War as a single movie, instead of the planned two-part series that would've been Infinity War - Part 1, and Infinity War - Part 2. The Wrap reports that there's now a new movie known as "Untitled Avengers", but now it makes the new Marvel movies much more interesting to think about.
The Russo Brothers are behind Avengers: Infinity War, the same directors who handled Captain America: Civil War - but the now scrapped second Infinity War movie will be rolled into something else. Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for May 4, 2018 while the new Untitled Avengers movie will be released on May 3, 2019.