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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" remained undisputed this weekend with a 3-day gross of $56 million, making it the third highest-grossing Thanksgiving release. However, the previous installment in the franchise, "Catching Fire" performed much better with $110 million grossed in the 5 days of Thanksgiving week last year. 

Mockingjay's strong performance meant that this week's new releases had to contend with the leftover scraps. "Penguins of Madagascar" opened in second place with $25 million over the weekend and $36 million in the 5 days since Thanksgiving, a weak performance for the DreamWorks' spinoff which cost $132 million to make.

Another victim was "Horrible Bosses 2", which ranked fifth with $23M million over the same 5-day timeframe. The comedy sequel wasn't so expensive with a budget estimated at $42 million, so they shouldn't have a problem turning a profit. The result isn't all that shocking since the original "Horrible Bosses" grossed $28 million in its opening weekend, and this wouldn't be the first comedy sequel to gross less than the original. For a case in point, "The Hangover" sequels each earned less than the previous installment.

Meanwhile, "Big Hero 6" and "Interstellar" are still performing incredibly well, with the latter actually showing an increase from last weekend, possibly due to the fact that the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was shown in 20 IMAX theaters before Nolan's film over the 5-day holiday. 

New Wide Releases: "Penguins of Madagascar", "Horrible Bosses 2".

Biggest Drop : "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" (-53%)

Smallest Drop : "Big Hero 6" (-7%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$56.8M
$225.6M
$254M
$125M
10
2
Penguins of Madagascar
$25.8M
$36M
$23M
$132M
5
3
Big Hero 6
$18.7M
$167M
$56.9M
$165M
24
4
Interstellar
$15.8M
$147M
$330M
$165M
26
5
Horrible Bosses 2
$15.7M
$23M
N/A
$42M
5
6
Dumb and Dumber To
$8M
$72M
$20.5M
N/A
17
7
The Theory of Everything
$5M
$9.6M
N/A
N/A
24
8
Gone Girl
$2.4M
$160.7M
$171M
$61M
59
9
Birdman
$1.8M
$17M
$0.7M
$18M
45
10
St Vincent
$1.7M
$39M
$0.5M
N/A
52
 


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Composer
John DelVento

Total Time:
33:57

Label
Screamworks Records

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 25, 2014




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Saturday, November 29, 2014

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You can check out the pictures and read the synopses after the jump. Here is a short description of the new images :

  • The first official image for the boxing drama "Southpaw" directed by Anton Fuqua ("The Equalizer") and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Rita Ora and 50 Cent. Opens in theaters next year.

  • Three new images for "Fifty Shades of Grey" starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harde, Rita Ora, Andrew Airlie, Luke Grimes and Callum Keith Rennie. Opens in theaters on February 13, 2015.

  • First image for "Hotel Transylvania 2" which has just added Mel Brooks to the voice cast as Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). Opens in theaters on September 25, 2015.

  • The first image of Patrick Stewart in the thriller "Green Room" in which he plays the leader of white power skinheads who terrorize a young punk rock band who witnessed a brutal act of violence. Opens in theaters sometime in 2015.

Check out the images (click to enlarge) and synopses after the jump.

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This is the moment fans around the world have been waiting for. The first trailer for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has been released along with five new images. Although the title doesn't mention what episode it is, it's Episode VII in the series, a sequel to the original trilogy and it will take place 22 years after the events from "Return of the Jedi". The plot is a mystery so far and the teaser only features an ominous narration by Andy Serkis which is wonderfully cryptic. I suppose we'll witness yet another return of the Sith. The trailer also gives us a first look at the Millennium Falcon evading some TIE Fighters, a somewhat new X-Wing charging into battle and a rather impractical Sith lightsaber design. The sequel stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

Friday, November 28, 2014

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (DreamWorks Animation / PG / Wide)
  • HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures / R / Wide)
  • THE IMITATION GAME (The Weinstein Company / PG-13 / Wide)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

The One I Wrote For You Soundtrack
Composer
David Kauffman
Cheyenne Jackson
Cameron Kauffman
Rafael De La Fuente

Total Time:
51:40

Label
Universal Music

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 25, 2014



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Comedy sequels are notoriously difficult to pull off. Not only do they turn out to be worse than the original in most cases, but one of the biggest problems is that studios are very cautious about greenlighting these kind of sequels. One such sequel that never seemed to build much momentum was "Zoolander 2", the follow-up to the 2001 Ben Stiller comedy about a goofy male model. However, the project picked up some steam recently and has now landed its first new cast member to join Stiller. According to Deadline, Penelope Cruz has signed on to star in "Zoolander 2".

The screenplay is penned by Justin Theroux and will be directed by Stiller. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson will also reprise the roles of Mugatu and Zoolander's rival Hansel, respectively.

Cruz can also be seen next year in the Spanish drama "Ma ma" written and directed by Julio Medem, and the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "Grimsby".



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A new trailer for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" was released on Thanksgiving, and just to make sure that everyone knows this movie is EPIC, 20th Century Fox released a total of 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes that pretty much highlight every aspect of the massive production. I guess they just revealed all the Blu-Ray extras. The film stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. They are joined in supporting roles by Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and John Turturro.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" opens in theaters on December 12th.

Watch the new trailer and the featurettes after the jump.

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A new trailer has been released for Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" along with five character posters. The film is based on the comic book by Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass") and it stars Colin Firth as a veteran secret agent who recruits a promising young street kid (Taron Egerton) and helps him join the ranks of the British spy organization known as Kingsman. Personally, I loved the bit about the dog named JB. So far the film looks hilarious, poking fun at the spy action hero genre and featuring great comedic performances from everyone involved. The cast also features Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella and Michael Caine.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" opens in theaters on February 13, 2015.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Video Game Description: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a new evolution of the iconic, fast-paced and frenetic Geometry Wars shooter gameplay. It introduces full 3D action and competitive online multiplayer for the first time in the franchise. Players can now go head-to-head against each other online at the same time, earning critical power-ups that can be unleashed on the fly to drastically impact their opponent?s playing field.

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The Penguins of Madagascar Soundtrack Lorne Balfe
Composer
Lorne Balfe

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Total Time:
52:46

Label
Relativity Music Group

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 24, 2014



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Aaron Sorkin's ambitious Steve Jobs biopic turned out to be a rather difficult endeavour. Initially developed for Sony Pictures, the film was offered to David Fincher ("Gone Girl") to direct, but he dropped out and was replaced by Danny Boyle ("127 Hours"), and had huge stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale circling the lead role before eventually leaving. Then Sony surprisingly gave up on the whole project which was subsequently picked up by Universal.

With a new studio in charge, the film still doesn't officially have a lead actor (although Michael Fassbender is courted for the role), but it seems to have found its leading lady. Natalie Portman is in negotiations to join Boyle's film as Jobs' daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who has been described as the "the heroine of the movie".

The film is adapted from Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography "Steve Jobs" and it is produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.



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The final trailer for the comedy "The Interview" has been released. As you may already know the film is about two tabloid journalists played by James Franco and Seth Rogen who land an interview with Kim Jong-Un. Their dream interview turns into a nightmare when the CIA recruits them to assassinate the North Korean dictator. The trailer provides new footage which now includes Kim Jong-Un who is played by Randall Park ("Veep"). The film also stars Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang and Charles Rahi Chun.

"The Interview" opens in theaters on December 25th.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Two trailers (Green and Red Band) and three character posters (of sorts) have been released for the comedy "Unfinished Business". The film stars Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson as business partners who try to successfuly start their own company and travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. The film is directed by Ken Scott ("Starbuck") and also stars Sienna Miller, Nick Frost and James Marsden.

"Unfinished Business" opens in theaters on March 6, 2015.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oscar Isaac to star in X-men Apocalypse
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" was a huge success for 20th Century Fox and franchise director Bryan Singer. Now expectations are high for the follow-up "X-Men: Apocalypse", so everyone is hard at work to deliver on their promise. Today we have the first official casting news for the sequel.

Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis") has signed on to play Apocalypse, the villain of the story which takes place in the 1980s and pits the younger X-Men against the terrible opponent. So terrible in fact, that the filmmakers have described the film as a "disaster movie" and the director himself has declared that "'Apocalypse' will have more of the mass destruction that 'X-Men' films, to date, have not relied upon".

The script has been written by Simon Kinberg and the cast includes Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" will be released in theaters on May 27, 2016.



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Video Game Description: WWE 2K15 aims to usher in a new era of WWE video games with an all-new MyCareer Mode, 2K Showcase Mode, improved graphics, and more. Relive the groundbreaking rivalries of John Cena vs. CM Punk and Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels in a new single player campaign told through your gameplay and historic WWE footage. Create your own Custom Superstar, or customize WWE Superstars and Divas, Move-Sets and entrances. Take control of WWE as your actions shape your Universe: storylines, schedule, rivalries, alliances and more! Listen to Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole call the action with authentic WWE blow-by-blow commentary.

On next-gen platforms, for the first time ever in the WWE 2K series, take your custom Superstar through an unprecedented and authentic WWE career spanning countless hours of gameplay. From NXT to RAW, make your way up to the WWE Championship and live the life of a real WWE Superstar. Huge improvements have also been made to the gameplay graphics with the use of proprietary facial and body scanning technology to deliver the most realistic WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends EVER. Finally, WWE 2K15 significantly improve the core gameplay experience through key additions and improvements designed to elevate the franchise now and into the future. By using new motion capture technology, 2K15 includes five times more new animations than any WWE game before. Combined with a brand-new chain wrestling system, WWE 2K15 will take the drama and adrenaline of a WWE match to new heights ... just like on WWE TV!

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Composer
James Newton Howard

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Total Time:
69:38

Label
Republic Records

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
November 24, 2014



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The trailer and poster for the drama "Cake" have been released. The film stars Jennifer Aniston as a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman (Anna Kendrick) in her chronic pain support group and develops a relationship with her husband (Sam Worthington). It looks like a solid dramatic effort from Aniston and the supporting cast looks equally amazing. Chris Messina, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Lucy Punch, Mamie Gummer, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste also star.

"Cake" opens in limited release in December followed by a wider release in January. Obviously, they're expecting Aniston to pick up some nominations in the upcoming awards season.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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A new international trailer and a batch of images have been released for "Jupiter Ascending". Written and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the creators of "The Matrix Trilogy" and "Cloud Atlas", the film tells the story of a Russian immigrant (Mila Kunis) who discovers she is destined to become the Queen of the Universe and a genetically engineered ex-military hunter (Channing Tatum) who must protect her. The trailer still manages to find new footage to show without being too spoilery, although it does hint at Sean Bean having a hidden agenda, possibly a villainous one. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Doona Bae.

"Jupiter Ascending" opens in theaters on February 6, 2015.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

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The first trailer, posters and images for "Pan" have been released. A prequel to the story of Peter Pan, the film is director Joe Wright's foray into the fantasy genre. While the visuals are certainly impressive, the film looks like it's way over-the-top, with everyone hamming it up, especially Hugh Jackman who plays Blackbeard. I'm just surprised nobody asked Johnny Depp to come on board. This new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie follows the story of an orphan (Levi Miller) who is spirited away to the magical Neverland, where he ultimately discovers his destiny of becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan. The cast also includes Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Adeel Akhtar, Amanda Seyfried, Jack Charles, Taejoo Na, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Kurt Egyiawan, Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier.

"Pan" opens in theaters on July 17, 2015

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We finally have the first official trailer for "Jurassic World", as well as a new batch of images from the film. The highly anticipated sequel directed by Colin Trevvorow ("Safety Not Guaranteed") will take place 22 years after the original "Jurassic Park" and it will feature a fully-functional dinosaur theme park. What it also features is a new genetically engineered dino that will apparently be the cause of the ensuing chaos and mayhem. The film stars Chris Pratt, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.

"Jurassic World" opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Taylor Kitsch
Kelly Reilly
HBO has officially confirmed that the cast of "True Detective" Season 2 will also include Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly. They will join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in this new season. The first two episodes will be directed by Justin Lin ("Fast & Furious 6") and the new eight-episode season will focus on three police officers and a criminal who will navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. The cast will also feature Lolita Davidovich, Aidan Gillen, Michael Irby, Adria Arjona and Abigail Spencer. Production has begun in California on Monday. Below you can check out HBO's official press release which contains some pretty detailed information about the characters:
"The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.

Logline:

Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.

Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.

Previously announced cast:

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

Newly added cast:

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions."



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Video Game Description: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the development of the game. Play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard which threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend or family member as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater ice caverns, and face numerous enemies both strange and familiar in the journey to save the girl’s village. In this atmospheric puzzle platformer, you will explore awe-inspiring environments, perform heroic deeds, and meet legendary characters from Iñupiaq stories — all narrated by a master storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language.

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Composer
Various Artists

Total Time:
50:21

Label
WaterTower Music

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 25, 2014




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Today we have a new trailer and poster for Dreamworks Animation's upcoming feature "Home". As the alien race called Boov is taking over the planet Earth, one resourceful girl (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture and finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The film is directed by Tim Johnson ("Antz", "Over the Hedge") and it also features the voices of Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Jones.

"Home" opens in theaters on March 27, 2015.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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A new featurette has been released for Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods", the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of the same name. This new featurette focuses almost entirely on Meryl Streep and her performance. It also features a lengthy clip in which Streep performs part of the song "Stay With Me". One thing's certain. We're probably looking at another Oscar nomination for Streep. The film also stars James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Billy Magnussen, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy and Christine Baranski.

"Into the Woods" opens in theaters on December 25th.

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The first trailer and poster for the period drama "Far From the Madding Crowd" have been released. Based on the book by Thomas Hardy, the film stars Carey Mulligan as a young woman who maintains relationships with three very different men, played by Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge. Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt") directs from a script by David Nicholls ("One Day").

"Far From the Madding Crowd" opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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The first trailer and images for Lucasfilm's animated feature "Strange Magic" have been released. The film is based on a story by George Lucas who drew inspiration from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", and it focuses on goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The film is a musical and it uses popular songs from the past six decades to help tell the tale. The voice cast features Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredeth Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare.

"Strange Magic" opens in theaters on January 23rd.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

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The first trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2" has been released along with a batch of new images, both from the studio and Entertainment Weekly, and two teaser posters. The sequel finds the The Barden Bellas joining an a cappella World Championship, so the stakes are much higher this time. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, John Michael Higgins, Joe Lo Truglio and Katey Segal.

"Pitch Perfect 2" opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Video Game Description: Sackboy is back, this time with playable new friends in an all new handcrafted adventure. In LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy is transported to a new planet called Bunkum, a creative paradise where abundant ideas drift through the sky. Unwittingly, Sackboy helps release three mythical creatures called the Titans who aim to ruin Bunkum and transform the world’s most unskilled Creator, Newton, into a terrible monster. To restore balance to the land, Sackboy is going to need help in the form of Bunkum's ancient heroes: Toggle, OddSock and Swoop.

In a franchise first, LittleBigPlanet 3 introduces three brand new playable characters -- Toggle, OddSock and Swoop -- each with their own unique abilities and personalities. Sackboy must learn to work with his new friends throughout his new adventure. LBP3 also introduces even more layers of z-axis depth. In Create mode, the added layers and diversity of characters offers limitless possibilities for User Generated Content (UGC). Create tools have also been redesigned to be more accessible and robust in LittleBigPlanet 3. The Create mode also has new powerful tools for more gameplay and customization possibilities for seasoned Creators. As with LBP2, LBP3’s Adventure mode was designed using solely Create tools so possibilities are endless. Anyone can create their own worlds!

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the theory of everything soundtrack
Composer
Johann Johannsson

Conducted By:
Anthony Weeden
Ben Foster

Total Time:
48:59

Label
Back Lot Music

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
November 4, 2014



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" made an impressive debut and conquered this weekend's box-office with $123 million, making it the biggest opening of 2014. This year's previous record holder was "Transformers: Age of Extinction" which earned $100 million in its first three days. For "Mockingjay Part 1" the result is a bit behind initial projections, but still quite impressive. It ranks as the 15th opening weekend of all-time, but it fell behind the franchise's previous installment, "Catching Fire" which opened with $158 million. Overseas the film earned an additional $152 million.

Still going strong in second and third place are the Disney animated sci-fi "Big Hero 6" with a domestic total of $135 million, and Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" with $120 million domestically and $329 million from foreign markets. Nolan's sci-fi epic is doing very well overseas, but Disney's feature only managed to take $49 million outside the U.S., which is pretty weak.

Last week's No. 1 movie, "Dumb and Dumber To" took a steep dive, falling 62% to No. 4 with $13.8 million over the weekend which brings the sequel's total to an okay $57 million in 10 days.

The Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" broke into the top 10 in its third week in release after expanding in more theaters and grossing $1.5 million this weekend. The film, an expected awards contender, will expand further in the following week.

New Wide Releases: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1".

Biggest Drop : "Dumb and Dumber To" (-61.7%)

Smallest Drop : "Birdman" (-24.9%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$123M
$123M
$152M
N/A
3
2
Big Hero 6
$20M
$135M
$49M
$165M
17
3
Interstellar
$15M
$120M
$329M
$165M
19
4
Dumb and Dumber To
$13.8M
$57M
$13M
N/A
10
5
Gone Girl
$2.8M
$156M
$170M
$61M
52
6
Beyond the Lights
$2.6M
$10M
N/A
$7M
10
7
St Vincent
$2.3M
$36.6M
$0.5M
N/A
45
8
Fury
$1.9M
$79M
$59M
$68M
38
9
Birdman
$1.8M
$14.4M
$0.7M
$18M
38
10
The Theory of Everything
$1.5M
$2.7M
$2.7M
N/A
17
 


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Video Game Description: Explore the quarantined island of Narapela and get to the bottom of the sinister zombie virus plaguing humanity in Escape Dead Island, a survival mystery game set in the Dead Island universe. In this action-packed single-player game, fans will take on the role of ambitious Cliff Calo, son of a wealthy media empire mogul with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove, as he traverses across the globe to Banoi after hearing about the gruesome events that took place in the original global best-seller, Dead Island. Can Cliff uncover the clandestine origins of the virus and get out before it’s too late?

Splashed across your screen in a bold comic-vignette art style, Escape Dead Island emphasizes a story driven plot which pits players against their own psyche as they try to escape the island and the cryptic, looping horrors that lurk there. Penned by Emmy award-winning author Anne Toole, Escape Dead Island catapults Dead Island fans onto a lush tropical island infested with brutal zombies where only cunning stealth can help players retain their sanity.

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dragon age inquisition soundtrack by trevor morris
Composer
Trevor Morris

Total Time:
96:46

Label
Electronic Arts

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 17, 2014




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

the frame soundtrack by jamin winans
Composer
Jamin Winans

Total Time:
50:37

Label
Double Edge Films

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 21, 2014



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Friday, November 21, 2014

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (Lionsgate Films / PG-13 / Wide)
  • EXTRATERRESTRIAL (IFC Films / Unrated / Limited)
  • V/H/S: VIRAL (Magnet Releasing / R / Limited)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" opens today in theaters so here are four new clips from the highly anticipated sequel. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Evan Ross, Natalie Dormer, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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The first trailer and poster for the fantasy romantic drama "The Age of Adaline" have been released. The film stars Blake Lively as the titular Adaline, a 29-year-old woman who becomes immortal after suffering a near-fatal car accident in the 1930s. After eighty years of living in secret, Adaline makes a radical decision regarding her life when she falls in love with a charismatic philanthropist (Michiel Huisman). While the film's tone is overly melodramatic and the trailer has no shortage of "epic" moments, I will admit that the visual style is quite spectacular and there are some intriguing ideas here regarding immortality. I only hope this is not one of those cases of "style over substance". The film also stars Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker.

"The Age of Adaline" opens in theaters on April 24, 2015.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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Video Game Description: Available as a standalone single-player expansion, this harrowing chapter in the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes series is inspired by the conflict that Winston Churchill once described as "undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war" -- the Battle of the Bulge. The new campaign in Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault will see players take control of the US Forces in this pivotal World War II battle in the densely forested, strategically critical Ardennes region of Western Europe. They will face huge tactical and navigational challenges as they strive to repel a surprise attack from the relentless German Oberkommando West forces in 18 brand new, single-player scenarios.

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault feature three entirely new Companies to choose from within the US Forces, each with their own unique Officers and play-style. Players will see their decisions and actions reflected across the Ardennes landscape in this dynamic new single-player campaign. Player choices are crucial as every decision will not only impact the story but also their Company with upgrades and Veterancy carrying over from mission to mission. With limited soldiers under your command, you must manage their lives and well-being effectively or risk losing that Company for good. Will you lead your Company valiantly and emerge as heroes?

Find out more about this product after the jump.

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Composer
Various Artists

Total Time:
261:53

Label
Hamburger Records

Format:
MP3

Release Date
November 17, 2014




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