The Hunger Games is still the first item on the menu for movie fans, taking in $61.1 million to remain the number one film in its second weekend.
Studio estimates Sunday put Lionsgate's The Hunger Games well ahead of Sam Worthington's action sequel Wrath of the Titans, which opened in second-place with $34.2 million.
That's far below the $61.2 million opening of its predecessor, Clash of the Titans, two years ago. But distributor Warner Bros. opened Clash on Easter weekend, when young fans already were off school and in holiday mode. With Easter coming next weekend, the studio expects Wrath to catch up to Clash in the next few weeks.
Naval war games turn deadly when crew members out testing battle maneuvers spot suspicious-looking vessels that turn out to be, wait for it, aliens in director Peter Berg's action flick Battleship.
Using the beloved Hasbro game as a jumping off point, Berg, along with cast members Taylor Kitsch (that guys LOVES saving the day), Rihanna, in her first acting role, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard, bring audiences along for a do-or-die mission that forces the naval team to do whatever they can to save Earth and its inhabitants when it's clear the aliens have extinction on their minds.
Find out more about Battleship, hitting theatres May 18, with our EXCLUSIVE look inside.
Watch the video after the jump!
As promised when we ran our five takeaways feature in early March, we would be bringing you more of our coverage from the set of The Colony, including interviews with the movie's stars Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers, who took some time out of their busy shooting schedule to chat with Cineplex.
Dressed in appropriately drab and dirty end-of-times wares, both actors expressed their delight, and surprise, to be shooting in a surreal a setting as North Bay's decommissioned NORAD base and shared their impression of the new digs, gave us a clearer idea of the movie's plot and why they wanted to be part of it.
Writer-director Jeff Renfroe's post-apocalyptic movie is being filmed in Northern Ontario before moving production to Toronto and also stars the mighty Laurence Fishburne and Canadian beauty Charlotte Sullivan.
Find out more about our set visit to The Colony after the jump.
This is the kind of trailer whose sound tells as much of the story as the visuals, so strap on some headphones and let's all head to Rekall.
Director Len Wiseman takes on Paul Verhoeven's 1990 Arnie joint and replaces the muscle-bound Schwarzenegger with fragile killing machine Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid, a lowly factory worker whose recurring nightmares and visit to Rekall for some virtual memories leads him to discover that he's actually a super-spy in disguise and life as he knows it is a lie. Whoa.
Kate Beckinsale (the real-life Mrs. Wiseman) stars as Doug's wife Lori and Jessica Biel is Melina, a woman out to help our anti-hero as he struggles to figure out what's real in the mind-bending tale from sci-fi author Philip K. Dick.
A moody atmosphere, slick visuals and ambitious Matrix-style playfulness with gravity, space and aesthetic has us very hopeful about what Wiseman's version of Total Recall will offer fans of the original and new audiences alike.
The movie, out August 3, also stars a bleached-out John Cho and Bryan Cranston, whom we get a glimpse of as baddie Cohaagen, and packs a lot of energy and thrills into just over two minutes.
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Films like The Twilight Saga and TV shows like "True Blood" have created a resurgence of interest in the vampire myth for today’s generation of angst-filled, love-stricken teens. Given the colossal success of both, it’s no wonder Hollywood continues to bring the popular undead to life on screen.
The Moth Diaries is the latest film to grab for a slice of the gothic pie. Based on a book by Rachel Klein and predating Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight by a couple of years, The Moth Diaries centres around an exclusive all-girls boarding school, where the friendship between two best friends, Lucy and Rebecca, is shattered by the arrival of Ernessa, a dark and mysterious exchange student steeped in an aura of supernatural nuance. When terrible things start happening around school, Rebecca begins to suspect Ernessa may be a vampire.
We sat down with several cast members of the film, including Lily Cole, Sarah Bolger and Scott Speedman, as well as director Mary Harron (American Psycho), this past September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here's what they had to say!
It's rare that a movie is the subject of intense discussion, focused media coverage and public support even before it's had a chance to be watched by an audience, let alone a documentary.
But Lee Hirsch's Bully, coming to Toronto April 6 and opening in a handful of bigger cities April 13, has struck a very raw nerve with those who say enough is enough and are encouraged by his doc's eye-opening look at five families dealing with the sometimes fatal consequences of peer-to-peer harassment. The film has also been at the centre of its own controversy when it was slapped with an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America for a few curse words that capture the extent of the abuse Hirsch is trying to illustrate - it's rated PG in most of Canada - and was boldly released unrated in the U.S.
Bully is, on the surface, about kids for kids but it also spends time with frustrated parents who try to reach out to schools or even some who are dealing with loss, making for a very intense and emotional movie aimed at opening a dialogue about a long-standing and notoriously thorny issue.
We recently had a chance to speak with Hirsch about his experience making the movie, giving a voice to the voiceless and taking on bullying.
Read the interview now.
Saddle up and get your first look at Christoph Waltz as gunslinger Dr. King Schultz in Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western Django Unchained. The slave-era Western features an all-star line-up including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Jamie Foxx as the titular Django.
Set in the Deep South, Dr. Schultz (Waltz) trades in his day job as a dentist to become a bounty hunter who eventually teams up with freed slave Django (Foxx). Together, this unlikely duo embarks on a trek to find Django's wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), held captive by a ruthless and sadistic Mississippi rancher played by DiCaprio.
Get your first look at Christoph Waltz in costume on the film's set after the cut!
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