Tag Archives: Blockbuster

“The Hunger Games” go mobile

Kabam, a world leader in free-to-play games for traditional players, today announced that it has partnered with Lionsgate, the premier next generation global content leader, to create a mobile game based on the global blockbuster movie franchise The Hunger Games. Kabam will produce an exclusive role playing, card collection mobile game[...]

The future of big-scale filmmaking may be none-other than ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’

I wrote a few weeks ago about how something released this year or perhaps last year might be a signal for the future of the would-be blockbuster, a film whose respective success would spawn a decade or so of like-minded would-be tentpoles. What if I were to tell you that a[...]

Ridley Scotte teases “Prometheus” – “Alien” tie

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ridley Scott has hinted that his upcoming science-fiction thriller “Prometheus” somehow would tie in to his classic “Alien,” yet as the production continued to film, he backed away from the statements, leading fans to speculate how the projects would be connected. So Scott finally decided to clear[...]

Jennifer Lawrence: “Hunger Games is not Twilight!”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For those who’ve read the book, it kind of goes without saying. And yet, Jennifer Lawrence still feels the need to say it. “‘Hunger Games’ is not ‘Twilight,’” the Oscar nominee told Vanity Fair magazine about her upcoming science-fiction franchise, which will be in theaters in March.[...]

Samuel L. Jackson named highest-grossing actor of all time

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: So that’s why it says “Bad Mother F—ker” on his wallet. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Samuel L. Jackson is the highest-grossing actor of all time. Jackson’s films reportedly have earned more than $7.4 billion in total grosses. It helps that Jackson, 63, has appeared[...]

“Pirates,” “Cars” and other 3D films doing better overseas

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: American audiences may be complaining about the latest, unnecessary 3D technologies that have been foisted upon our blockbusters, from “Green Lantern” to this weekend’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” but international audiences appear to be lapping the enhanced format up. Data released on Monday by 3D technology[...]

“Transformers,” “Super 8” box office updates

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some interesting box office notes have come across our desk this afternoon as we wonder where all of the blockbusters have gone this summer. Case in point, only one film (Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover Part II”) opened north of $100 million in its debut weekend. Now, that will[...]

Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens launch CineEurope

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With weeks to go before American audiences get a good look at either “Captain America: First Avenger” or Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens,” Paramount took exclusive footage from both movies across the pond to screen at CineEurope in Amsterdam. The studio helped launch the 20th edition of the[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond “Super 8”

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: Although it had the fanboy friendly names of director J.J Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg attached, Paramount’s Super 8 was not expected to match the heights of many of the summer blockbusters like Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides or X Men: First Class[...]

Roland Emmerich offered Asteroids at Universal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Roland Emmerich’s career has been built on a solid foundation of blockbusters that routinely reduce the world’s cities to rubble. Pictures like “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” cemented Emmerich’s reputation for big-budget effect painted on a grand canvas. But then Emmerich paused, signing up[...]
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