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Star Wars The Last Jedi is expected to make $760 million

By: Shaun Grimley | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 23, 2017 @ 7:14 CDT

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to be huge, that's a given. But how big? Box Office Pro recently released its first-weekend projections for the upcoming Star Wars movie with an estimated $215 million grossed in the US over its first three days. In comparison, The Force Awakens first weekend grossed $247million.


Box Office Pro notes that Twitter activity is comparable with The Force Awakens, with expectations that The Last Jedi will end its run with $760 million grossed. This is obviously less than The Force Awakens, which holds the record for highest-grossing movie in US history with $936 million. Box Office Pro states that this is due to the fact that The Force Awakens is the middle chapter of the trilogy, this has been the case for the previous Star War sagas.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi second trailer available NOW

By: Shaun Grimley | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 10, 2017 @ 4:29 CDT

It's been a big weekend for Star Wars fans, with PC and consoles gamers getting their first-hand experience of EA's Star Wars Battlefront II beta and Lucasfilm announcing that the new trailer for their upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be aired during ESPN's Monday Night football.

In case you were busy, don't like football or not sure how to use YouTube, you can view the trailer above. If you're like me, you have booked your movie tickets and will be left counting down the days until December 15... I'll save you the trouble, it's 66 very long days.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer set for October 9

By: Shaun Grimley | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 9, 2017 @ 5:36 CDT

Ever since Mark Hamill tweeted, then promptly removed the tweet, proposing that viewers watch Monday Night Football on October 9 for 'no reason in particular', rumors have been circulating of when Lucasfilm would release a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It appears as if Hamill was indeed correct, Lucasfilm have confirmed that the trailer will air during Monday Night Football.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer will air during the halftime break during the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears game in Chicago. Kick-off is at 5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET and it is hard to tell when half time will take place, you can ensure that the trailer will surface online immediately once it airs. In case Football isn't your thing. The news keeps getting better for Star War fans, with tickets for Star Wars Episode VIII set to go on sale in the US after it immediately airs.

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'Westworld: Season 1' coming to 4K, Blu-ray in November

By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 5, 2017 @ 19:46 CDT

The spectacular first season of HBO's 'Westworld' is set to hit Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in November, marking the first TV show release to hit the ultra high resolution format.


Based on the 1973 film directed by writer Michael Crichton, the 10 part series rocked pop culture earlier this year, with a multi-layered story coupled with amazing visuals and theatrical production values. Warner Bros are particularly keen to promote the 4K version of the series which Rosemary Markson of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is promising is the "perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features." Both Blu-ray and 4K releases will come with a raft of additional features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, and a recording of the upcoming 2017 Comic Con panel. Filming on the much anticipated second season of the series has just kicked off and is set to premiere in 2018.

'Westworld: Season One' is set to hit stores in the U.K. on November 7 and in the U.S. on November 7.

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Castlevania showrunner making Assassin's Creed anime

By: Derek Strickland | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 5, 2017 @ 18:34 CDT

Netflix is gambling on anime adaptations of big-name video game franchises.


There's been rumblings of an Assassin's Creed TV show for a while now, but today it's been made official: Assassin's Creed is getting an original anime series. Following the success of the Assassin's Creed feature-length film adaptation, Ubisoft has conscripted film producer Adi Shankar to "create an original story set in an anime series."

Shankar, who's known for his work producing films like The Grey and Dredd, is currently working on Castlevania's anime adaptation at Netflix's behest.

The streaming giant will also make a live-action series based on The Witcher books, which have been made into a million-dollar gaming franchise.

Shankar says that the Assassin's Creed anime will be his "next project," so it's possible it won't release until 2018 or beyond when Castlevania wraps up.

The 'Jumanji' reboot trailer is let loose

By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 2, 2017 @ 19:03 CDT

The reboot of the 1995 family classic 'Jumanji' which starred Robin Williams and a shed-load of early CGI animals has been released to the web, but not everyone's happy with the updated elements found within.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' finds four high school kids sucked into an old video game console (not a board game) and forced to survive the jungle environment that Alan Parrish survived all those years ago. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, son of 'Star Wars' co-writer and producer Lawrence Kasdan.

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' hits cinemas worldwide in December.

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'Blade Runner' primed for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release

By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 28, 2017 @ 2:00 CDT

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, as well as to prepare new audiences for its long-awaited sequel, the original 'Blade Runner' is set for a lavish re-release on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format in September.


The 2007 'Final Cut' version of the sc-fi epic is set to hit home cinemas on September 5, which will for the first time be presented in 4K HDR coupled with a newly remixed, object-based Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The set will also come with a Blu-ray disc of legacy Blu-ray features, including the nearly four hour long documentary 'Dangerous Days', often referred to as one of the best making of features ever prepared, alongside a raft of featurettes, deleted scenes, trailers and audio commentary by director Ridley Scott.

'Blade Runner' will be available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from September 5 in the U.S. and on September 6 in Australia.

'xXx 4' is a go, with Vin Diesel to return

By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 26, 2017 @ 2:18 CDT

After letting the franchise rest for over a decade, the $350 million haul of 'xXX: The Return of Xander Cage' at the international box office has ensured that a fourth film in the series will happen.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new production company called 'The H Collective' has been formed and will include 'xXx 4' in its first slate of films to hit. Veteran Producer Joe Roth, one of the proponents of the new company hasn't shied away from making big investments, saying "In today's Hollywood, it requires strong partners to produce and finance such big-budget movies as the xXx series".

There's no current word on a director or script as of yet, so it might be a few years before 'xXx' rides again.

'Han Solo' spin-off directors fired by LucasFilm CEO

By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 21, 2017 @ 0:56 CDT

Hot on the heels of the behind the scenes drama on last year's 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One', it looks as though the upcoming 'Han Solo' is also in trouble.


In an official announcement released today, directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have announced their departure from the project, despite principal photography nearing an end, saying "Unfortunately, our vision and process weren't aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren't fans of the phrase 'creative differences' but for once this clich├ę is true". But rather than parting ways amicably as the official line suggests, a report from Variety has revealed that LucasFilm CEO Kathy Kennedy fired the pair, with a source revealing that "it was a culture clash from day one... they weren't given the leeway to do what they had to do". Such was the animosity between the three, it's said that "She [Kennedy] didn't even like the way they folded their socks."

LucasFilm have promised to announce a replacement director soon, with the previously announced May 25, 2018 release date to remain.

Richard Hammond in hospital after crashing Concept One

By: Lana Jelic | Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 10, 2017 @ 12:52 CDT

Richard Hammond, the former star of Top Gear, has been airlifted to the hospital after being involved in a serious crash in a Swiss mountain race while filming for his new second season of the automotive show The Grand Tour.


The 47-year-old Hammond crashed the fully electric Concept One hypercar on a road that was closed for the Bergrennen Hemberg race, according to the reports.

Hammond was rushed to the hospital but fortunately didn't suffer any serious injuries. He was flown by Air Ambulance to the hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing fracture to his knee. Thankfully, no one else was in the car or involved in the accident.


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