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The Expendables might have won the box office but it's nothing to brag about. Sly Stallone and Co. grossed $13.5M in its second weekend but traffic at the box office was slow. In fact this past weekend was the slowest weekend of 2012 so far. The conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America did better than all of the new wide releases (Premium Rush, Hit and Run, The Apparition). 2016, which has grossed $9.6M, is now the highest-grossing conservative documentary ever.
Five days after taking his own life, director Tony Scott was laid to rest at a private funeral in L.A. Scott's older brother, Ridely Scott, were among those who attended the service at L.A.'s Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Scott jumped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Scott left behind notes intended for close family and friends. Police said the notes did not contain references to any medical conditions Scott may have had.
Two of the members of the punk band Pussy Riot have fled Russia following the sentencing of their band members for "hooliganism" charges. The group announced on Twitter that two members have successfully gotten out of the country. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich have each been sentenced to two years in prison for the group's February protest inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where members of the feminist group staged a performance-art raid tied to their song "Mother of God, Drive Putin Out." Posted 08.27.12 by reelz
Geena Davis won an Academy Award for her role in director Ridley Scott's 1991 classic Thelma & Louise. Now, she has re-teamed with Ridley and his late brother Tony Scott in Coma, an upcoming mini-series airing on A&E that was developed and produced by the famous brothers' Scott Free Productions. Hollywood Dailies was given an exclusive look at the mini-series based on Dr. Robin Cook's novel of the same name, and Davis explained to our own Viviana Vigil that the basic premise of the "creepy, spooky thriller" is pretty simple: "Don't ever let them put you under in a hospital." more about Coma >> Posted 08.26.12 by BrentJS
The entertainment world is still reeling from the loss of one of the true icons of modern cinema, Tony Scott, who died on Sunday after jumping off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. Though Scott received few accolades for the movies he directed, he consistently turned out entertaining hits and his kinetic visual style has been influencing other action movie directors since his sophomore effort, Top Gun, became an instant classic in 1986.
In addition to sending Tom "Maverick" Cruise's career into the stratosphere, Scott helped advance fledgling filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's career when he directed the Tarantino-scripted neo-noir crime-romance movie True Romance, which is arguably Scott's best work. Scott was also Denzel Washington's director-of-choice, with five collaborations between the two, starting with Crimson Tide in 1995 and ending with Scott's last movie as a director, Unstoppable, in 2010. more about Tony Scott >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
Director Tony Scott died on Sunday after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. The Los Angeles County coroner's office is planning an autopsy, and the LAPD is investigating the death as well.
The 68-year-old had directed many noteworthy action movies, including Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, and Man on Fire. He was also successful with his work in television being an executive producer of both Numb3rs and The Good Wife. At the time of his death, Scott had just completed work on Out of the Furnace, a drama he produced that stars Christian Bale; the movie will be released next year.
Though he and his brother Ridley Scott both became Hollywood success stories, the British pair had humble beginnings. They were born to working-class parents in northern England.
The Hollywood community has already begun to share their grief and remembrances. Director Ron Howard tweeted, "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day," and Jon Favreau added, "Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends." Posted 08.20.12 by Mandy
Despite a 25 year gap between movies, a sequel to Top Gun was reported to be in the works last October, with director Tony Scott confirming the movie less than two weeks later. The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was set to write the Top Gun 2 script that would again see Tom Cruise returning to the role of Maverick. Then, the news subsided, as Cruise filled his schedule with sci-fi projects and the thriller One Shot, adapted from Lee Child's novel of the same name.
Taking a break from shooting One Shot to discuss the upcoming Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Cruise told MTV the project is still alive. "We're working on it," said Cruise, who revealed that McQuarrie won't be. cruise talks maverick >> Posted 12.09.11 by Ryan
After several stops and starts, the clock is finally ticking on 24: The Movie.
Earlier this year, Kiefer Sutherland assured fans that CTU Agent Jack Bauer would return in a movie version of the popular FOX TV show and that shooting would start "hopefully by next December or January"; even after 20th Century Fox rejected the 24 script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray. A month later, after a Fox publicist called Sutherland's comments "overly optimistic", Sutherland continued his prognosticating ways, revealing that production would instead start "hopefully next January" and that director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Man on Fire) could direct. It looks like Fox is finally starting to move forward with a 24 movie, and, this time, the news doesn't come from Sutherland himself. what's next for 24? >> Posted 12.06.11 by Ryan
It's time once again to feel the need for speed.
Top Gun was first released in 1986, and 27 years later it's heading back to theaters in a new 3-D format. A four minute sequence of converted 3-D footage was screened at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam — footage that included the "Danger Zone" aerial fight. Legend3D, who worked on Conan the Barbarian and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, will handle the transfer.
"I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight," Legend3D CEO Rob Hummel told The Hollywood Reporter. "You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."
As for when audiences can expect to see the 3-D version of the movie, it could be next year. "As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I know they want to get [director] Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward," said Hummel.
Perfect. Just in time for the sequel. Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan
Open Road Films has announced that director Joe Carnahan's latest movie, The Grey, will finally be released on January 27, 2012. The Grey is part of the inaugural slate of movies for the distribution company.
The action-packed survival thriller reunites Carnahan with his The A-Team star Liam Neeson, and may open in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year to allow for a possible Oscar campaign for Neeson's performance. Ironically, Neeson's role was originally cast with Bradley Cooper, but after Cooper dropped out, Neeson took over. Bummer for Bradley, but the synopsis does sound like the actors had to withstand a great deal of cold weather (which makes it harder to keep your abs tanned). synopsis and cast for The Grey >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
Kiefer Sutherland started 2011 off with an announcement that 24: The Movie could go into production as soon as "December or January," something a Fox publicist quickly called "overly optimistic." To make matters worse for Special Agent Jack Bauer, Fox rejected the 24: The Movie script written by Breach writer-director Billy Ray.
Undaunted, Sutherland stated last month that 24: The Movie would "hopefully start next January" and named Tony Scott as a possible director. With no public rejection this time from Fox, Sutherland's comments have to be taken at face value, and, at least according to the actor, things are going smoothly for the movie. While appearing on The View (via Vulture), Sutherland announced that fans can expect 24 to arrive next year. How did he put it? >> Posted 03.23.11 by Ryan
The eighth and final season of Fox's 24 ended in May, but with plans in place to bring the popular series to the big screen. Months before the series finale, star Kiefer Sutherland told Entertainment Weekly about how the final season would set the table for a movie adaptation which would provide a "definitive end" for the character of CTU agent Jack Bauer, and would squeeze the show's real-time format into two hours.
Will Jack Bauer Be Saved? >> Posted 01.03.11 by Ryan
We wanted to create a definitive end for Jack Bauer. Since we do have the intention to make the feature film, it would lead into that and certainly set that up. Something we’ve dealt with in the series is how the crisis always has to come to us because we don’t have time to move anywhere in a real time world. In a two-hour (movie) representation of the 24 world, planes, trains, and automobiles all of a sudden become a factor because you are not required to go scene by scene in real time. That’s something I can say I am very excited about.