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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already made over $100 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 17, 2015 10:38 am

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already pulled in over $100 million - a figure that would see $60 million from the opening day, and opening weekend sales alone. Disney have been downplaying the opening numbers for The Force Awakens, which is a strange thing to see considering Star Wars is a gigantic franchise.




Up until The Force Awakens, The Dark Knight Rises was the record holder, making $25 million in advance ticket sales - but with $100 million in ticket sales already - Disney should be quite happy. Previous reports have pegged Star Wars: The Force Awakens to make anywhere between $180 million and $220 million in the opening weekend, a number it'll have to reach to beat Jurassic World's huge haul of $208 million earlier this year. The record holder right now is still James Cameron's Avatar, which debuted to the tune of $232 million.

House of Cards season four will premiere on Netflix on March 4, 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 17, 2015 3:34 am

Netflix used its marketing prowess at the perfect time, teasing the fourth season of its hit show House of Cards during the GOP presidential debate on Tuesday night.



The announcement was made from the office of President Underwood, the fictional president portrayed by Kevin Spacey. Underwood told voters through a new political ad that his journey in the White House was only just beginning. A new website was also launched for the president's potential campaign, where Underwood says he's had just about enough of "political gridlock and stagnation". A statement on the website says: "Let's plow through the stubborn and smallminded and send Washington a message loud and clear".


House of Cards' fourth season will debut on March 4, 2016 for your binge-watching needs - myself included.

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Mr. Robot's second season to be directed by series creator Sam Esmail

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 13, 2015 1:33 pm

If you haven't watched Mr. Robot, I highly suggest you do, as it was one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. The show is very unique, with a 'Fight Club' vibe to it, but deeply entrenched in the world we live in today that is dominated by corporations, governments, spying, and technology.




The second season of USA's hit show will debut next year with the show's creator, Sam Esmail, set to direct every single episode. Variety is reporting that Esmail plans to direct every episode of the second season, which will show massive confidence in Esmail from USA as a writer-director. Esmail earned great acclaim from the first season of Mr. Robot, as he also directed three episodes, and now proven himself as a film director with 'Comet'.


As for Mr. Robot's second season, it was teased earlier this year at New York Comic Con that the second season will "get really f***ing dark" - which is interesting to hear, as the first season was pretty damn dark as it was. Rami Malek, who plays the main character Elliot on the show, said that when it comes to preparing for the second season, he said it's "going to be tough". Not only that, but series creator Sam Esmail added: "We should learn more about Elliot's relationship with his sister and follow fsociety member Darlene, and how that relationship fits in with the origins of the now infamous hacker group society".

The first trailer to X-Men: Apocalypse is here!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 11, 2015 11:19 pm

X-Men started off the superhero movie trend, and if you're a fan of the franchise, you'll be like me in thinking that X-Men: Days of Future Past was the best of the series. Well, the first trailer to X-Men: Apocalypse is here, so check it out below.



Rolling in from the trailers of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens only days away from being released, Fox chose an interesting time to unveil the trailer to X-Men: Apocalypse. But whatever they were thinking, it's a great tease at what looks to be an awesome next instalment into the X-Men franchise.

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Netflix is doubling down on its original programming in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 8, 2015 10:33 am

Netflix has been putting out some truly incredible original TV shows like 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards', but the streaming video giant is adding many more original shows to its roster next year.




We can expect Netflix to push out 31 scripted shows in 2016, compared to the 16 shows in 2015. These 31 shows will include new seasons of returning shows, and that's in addition to the 10 feature films, 10 stand-up specials, 12 documentaries, and 30 children's shows that Netflix will push out in 2016.

Star Trek Beyond will fly into IMAX screens in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 25, 2015 6:24 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting all of the headlines lately, but remember Star Trek Beyond is coming next year - with J.J. Abrams not directing Beyond, as he did with the first two Star Trek movies, as he was in the director's chair for The Force Awakens.




Well, Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX have just announced that a digitally re-mastered version of Star Trek Beyond will be shown on IMAX screens the day it debuts, on July 22, 2016. Both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness were released on IMAX screens, but Star Trek Into Darkness had scenes that were filmed in 3D and on IMAX cameras, with no news on whether Star Trek Beyond had scenes shot on IMAX cameras or not.


Justin Lin, fresh from directing Fast and the Furious 3-6 is behind Star Trek Beyond, where he said during his announcement on his excitement for Star Trek Beyond in IMAX: "IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world. I am excited to bring the newest journey into the 'Star Trek' universe to its screens".

J.J. Abrams confirms he's finished Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2015 9:28 am

Early in the morning on Saturday, November 21, J.J. Abrams confirmed he'd finished his final mix of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While it's not even in the cinemas yet, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already made $50 million in pre-sale tickets.



Abrams confirmed the news as he appeared at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the Celebrity Nerd-Off with Stephen Colbert. Following this news, were two TV spots for The Force Awakens. The new TV spots give fans the first decent look at Maz Kanata, as well as the Return of the Jedi favorite, Nien Nunb.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulls in $50 million in pre-sales already

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 21, 2015 12:34 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already making bank before it's even hitting cinemas. Variety is reporting that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the biggest pre-seller in the history of the Fandango, beating out the first Hunger Games movie.



It's being reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open with around $208 million in ticket sales, beating out Jurassic World's massive debut. Variety added that "no film has ever opened to more than $100 million in December and the Christmas movie-going season is competitive one. At the very least, "The Force Awakens" seems destined to eclipse the $85 million bow of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" to set a new benchmark for December openings".

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a running time of 2 hours, 15 minutes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 14, 2015 12:20 pm

Can you believe we're only weeks away from the release of a new Star Wars movie? The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly had Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its cover, with some new details on the movie.




It was revealed that the runtime on the J.J. Abrams directed movie will be 2 hours and 15 minutes, with the picture locked on November 3, 2015. This means the movie is effectively finished, with the team doing some last minute visual effects, sound effects and a final scoring session with legendary composer John Williams.


As for the Death Star, the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly revealed that J.J. Abrams confirmed the First Order's Starkiller Base is another Death Star, but it's much more powerful and different to the previous ones in the original trilogy. Abrams added: "It is very much - and it's acknowledged as such in the movie - apparently another Death Star. But what it's capable of, how it works, and what the threat is, is far greater than what the Death Star could have done. Starkiller Base is another step forward, technologically speaking, in terms of power".

Uber celebrates Home Alone's 25th anniversary with Little Nero's pizza

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 7, 2015 9:32 am

One of my fondest memories as a kid at Christmas was watching Home Alone, and even a 32 years old with two young kids of my own, it is still one of the best traditions for the holidays that I have. So when I heard Uber was going to be dressing up some of its cars as Little Nero cars from the movie and delivering pizza, the excitement hit hard.




Home Alone celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with UberEATS in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco delivering pizza yesterday on November 6 if you ordered from local pizzerias - some of them were disguised in Little Nero's pizza replica boxes, with a digital HD download code for the movie.