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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Wide Releases: "Django Unchained", "Les Miserables", "Parental Guidance".

Weekend Total: aprox. $154M.

Biggest Drop : "Rise of the Guardians" (-16%)

Smallest Drop : "Jack Reacher" (-10%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
$32M
$222M
$464M
N/A
17
2
Django Unchained
$30.6M
$64M
N/A
$100M
6
3
Les Miserables
$28M
$67M
$48M
$61M
6
4
Parental Guidance
$14.8M
$29M
$6M
$25M
6
5
Jack Reacher
$14M
$44M
$22M
$60M
10
6
This is 40
$13M
$37M
N/A
$35M
10
7
Lincoln
$7.5M
$132M
N/A
$65M
52
8
The Guilt Trip
$6.7M
$21M
N/A
$40M
12
9
Monsters Inc. (3D)
$6.3M
$18M
N/A
N/A
12
10
Rise of the Guardians
$4.9M
$90M
$165M
$145M
40
 


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Official Synopsis: Following the cinematic phenomenon “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. From producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious franchise, I Am Legend) and Joel Wyman (Fringe, Keen Eddie) comes a triumphant action thriller, a powerful portrait of the relationship between two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge.

Release Date: March 8, 2013 (US)



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Friday, December 28, 2012



warm bodies movie posterOfficial Synopsis: Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation.

One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on JULIE (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful human. Determined to save her—first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys—R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special.

After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted. Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead.

A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, WARM BODIES is a story about a boy who loves a girl…for more than just her body.

Release Date: February 1, 2013 (US)



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Thursday, December 27, 2012



Gangster Squad

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “The Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.



Les Miserables

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.



Zero Dark Thirty

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.



Safe Haven

An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.



John Dies at the End

It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t.



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Django Unchained


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Official Synopsis: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Action, Drama, Western

Running Time: 165 min.

Rating: R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 89% (114 fresh, 14 rotten, score: 7.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 80 out of 100 (33 positive, 4 mixed, 0 negative).



Les Miserables


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Official Synopsis: Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech‘s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen,

Director: Tom Hooper
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance

Running Time: 157 min.

Rating: PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 73% (111 fresh, 42 rotten, score: 7.2/10).
  • Metacritic: 64 out of 100 (22 positive, 13 mixed, 2 negative).



Parental Guidance


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Official Synopsis: Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane's old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it's learning to bend - and not holding your ground - that binds a family together


Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush

Director: Andy Fickman
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 104 min.

Rating: PG for some rude humor

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 18% (11 fresh, 50 rotten, score: 3.7/10).
  • Metacritic: 36 out of 100 (1 positive, 11 mixed, 5 negative).




Tuesday, December 25, 2012



Official Synopsis: From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.

Release Date: July 19, 2013 (US)



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Official Synopsis: To the Wonder, Terrence Malick's poetic examination of man's relationships, stars Ben Affleck as an American who falls in love with a woman in Paris. He marries her and she moves with him and her daughter to the United States. When their union falters, he considers becoming involved with an old girlfriend Rachel McAdams. Meanwhile, a priest played by Javier Bardem contemplates the relationship between God and love. To the Wonder screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Release Date: April 12, 2013 (US)

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Monday, December 24, 2012

We here at the Entertainment Factor would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fun and rewarding new year with plenty of awesome movies to enjoy ! And to celebrate the holidays in pure Hollywood style (albeit a bit on the gory side), here are some extra promo stuff from 2013's upcoming horror projects: a Christmas teaser poster for "Carrie" (left) and a Happy New Year clip from "Texas Chainsaw 3D" (below). Enjoy !





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Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Wide Releases: "Jack Reacher", "This is 40", "The Guilt Trip", "Monsters Inc. 3D".

Weekend Total: aprox. $97.2M.

Biggest Drop : "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (-56%)

Smallest Drop : "Rise of the Guardians" (-17%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
$36.7M
$149.8M
$284M
N/A
10
2
Jack Reacher
$15.6M
$15.6M
$2.5M
$60M
3
3
This is 40
$12M
$12M
N/A
$35M
3
4
Rise of the Guardians
$5.9M
$79M
$142M
$145M
33
5
Lincoln
$5.6M
$116M
$N/A
$65M
45
6
The Guilt trip
$7M
$7M
N/A
$40M
5
7
Monsters, Inc. (3D)
$6.5M
$6.5M
N/A
N/A
5
8
Skyfall
$4.7M
$279M
$694M
$200M
45
9
Life of Pi
$3.8M
$76M
$159M
$120M
33
10
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
$2.6M
$281M
$513M
$120M
38
 


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Official Synopsis: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Release Date: December 25, 2012 (US)



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Saturday, December 22, 2012



Official Synopsis: Snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French dance company director Pierre is putting on a new production. Jody, a Caucasian late-20s mother of two and her late-20s African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody's extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30s Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.

Release Date: April 12, 2013 (US)



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Jack Reacher


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Official Synopsis: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, David Oyelowo

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Running Time: 130 min.

Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 61% (64 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 6.2/10).
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (9 positive, 13 mixed, 5 negative).



This is 40


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Official Synopsis: Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Megan Fox

Director: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 134 min.

Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 49% (62 fresh, 64 rotten, score: 5.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 58 out of 100 (22 positive, 8 mixed, 7 negative).



The Guilt Trip


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Official Synopsis: Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is an inventor who lives in Los Angeles. He’s come up with an amazing organic cleaner but can’t get anyone interested in manufacturing it. Andy plans a business trip to promote the product and decides to take his recently-widowed mother (Barbra Streisand) along for the ride. She’s been despondent since his father died, so he comes up with a great idea—during the trip he’ll surprise her with a stop in San Francisco, where one of her ex-flames lives.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Kathy Najimy, Miriam Margolyes, Rose Abdoo

Director: Anne Fletcher
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 95 min.

Rating: PG-13 for language and some risque material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 36% (31 fresh, 54 rotten, score: 5.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 51 out of 100 (9 positive, 15 mixed, 2 negative).

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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away


Official Synopsis: From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city!.

Starring: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Lutz Halbhubner, John Clarke, Dallas Barnett

Director: Andrew Adamson
Genre: Fantasy

Running Time: 91 min.

Rating: PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 54% (14 fresh, 12 rotten, score: 5.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 55 out of 100 (7 positive, 4 mixed, 2 negative).




Friday, December 21, 2012

Synopsis: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe, transforming ordinary people into legions of undead. Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice (Milla Jovovich). She’s on a mission, fighting her way through cities and across continents, all inside Umbrella's prime research facility. Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true.

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DVD Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul W.S. Anderson, Milla Jovovich and Boris Kodjoe
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul W.S. Anderson and Producer Jeremy Bolt
  • Drop (Un)Dead: The Creatures of Retribution
  • Outtakes
  • "Retribution - Face of the Fan" featurette
  • "Retribution Soundtrack" featurette
  • "Code: Mika" featurette

Blu-Ray Special Features:
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • "Maestro of Evil: Directing Resident Evil: Retribution" featurette
  • "Evolving Alice" featurette
  • "Resident Evil: Reunion" featurette
  • "Design & Build: The World of Resident Evil: Retribution" featurette
  • "Resident Stuntman" featurette
  • "Into the Lion's Den" featurette
  • Project Alice: The Interactive Database
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul W.S. Anderson, Milla Jovovich and Boris Kodjoe
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul W.S. Anderson and Producer Jeremy Bolt
  • Drop (Un)Dead: The Creatures of Retribution
  • Outtakes
  • "Retribution - Face of the Fan" featurette
  • "Retribution Soundtrack" featurette
  • "Code: Mika" featurette




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Synopsis: Killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit-man, with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris (Emile Hirsch) hires Joe to kill his mother, in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as a retainer until he can be paid.

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DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features:
  • None




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Synopsis: Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie - super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

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DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features:
  • "The Starting Line" featurette
  • "Behind the Wheels" featurette




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Synopsis: Dynamic performances by Richard Gere and an all-star cast highlight this riveting, suspense-filled thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. Robert Miller (Gere) is a New York hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all - money, power, a loving wife (Susan Sarandon), and a devoted daughter (Brit Marling) working by his side. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. A deadly error throws Miller's "perfect life" into a tailspin, raising the suspicions of a detective (Tim Roth) and threatening the future of his financial empire. As the line blurs bet ween what is right and wrong, legal and criminal, Miller is driven to desperate measures to protect the only thing more precious than his considerable fortune: his family.

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DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features:
  • Audio commentary with writer/director Nicholas Jarecki
  • "Who Is Robert Miller?" featurette
  • "A Glimpse Into Arbitrage" featurette
  • Deleted scenes with optional writer/director commentary




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