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'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Trounces Box Office Competitors

November 24th, 2014 8:59am EST
'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Has Biggest Opening Of 2014
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" dominated the weekend box office, making $123 million in ticket sales and landing the biggest box office debut of 2014.

Despite its impressive ticket sales, the film earned much less than its predecessor, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which debuted with $158 million last year.

"Mockingjay -- Part 1" also did well internationally, earning $152 million.

The film centers on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends who begin their revolution against the Capitol. Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accep...
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There's A Trailer For The First 'Jurassic World' Trailer

November 23rd, 2014 5:15pm EST
Jurassic World
The first trailer for the fourth "Jurassic Park" movie, "Jurassic World," is set to premiere on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.

Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the latest installment in the series, which takes place 22 years after the events of the first film in the series.

The original Jurassic Park, located on Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica, has now been fully developed by Simon Misrani (Irrfan Khan, "Life of Pi") and is a fully functional theme park that drew in nearly 100,000 guests in its first month of operation, according to the website Masrani Glob...
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Check Out The Explosive 'Expendables 3' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 25

November 23rd, 2014 6:32am EST
The Expendables 3
In "The Expendables 3," Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team encounter Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who co-founded The Expendables with Barney in the past.

However, Stonebanks turned into a ruthless arms trader. Barney thought he killed Stonebanks, who managed to escape death and has made it his mission to end The Expendables for good.

In order to defeat Stonebanks, Barney recruits a young group of tech savvy members to join the Expendables. The result? A clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise.

The action-packed film a...
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How Did 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Do On Opening Day?

November 22nd, 2014 5:23pm EST
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Boasts Biggest Opening Of T
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1" scored $55 million in ticket sales on opening day on Friday, the largest of the year. The film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is expected to make between $125 million and $130 million over the weekend.

"Mockingjay," however, is far behind the first two films, grossing 20 percent less than "Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire," according to Variety. The predecessors debuted at $152 million and $158 million, respectively.

Globally, the film has earned more than $67.5 million during its first three days of release.

In comparison, "Transformers: Age of Extin...
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Cruz Teams Up With Stiller For Comedy Sequel

November 22nd, 2014 2:19pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz will star alongside Ben Stiller in "Zoolander 2." Stiller will reprise his role as Derek Zoolander, and it's been rumored that Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson will be back as Mugatu and Hansel, respectively, according to Deadline.

In the 2001 film, fashion model Zoolander is hired to stop a group of political assassins posing as male models. He attempts to infiltrate the fashion/assassin clique led by the mean-spirited designer Mugatu, he must also contend with Hansel, a dense, on-the-rise male model who threatens to sabotage his mission.

Spanish actress Cruz is known for fil...
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Check Out 'The Giver,' On DVD And Blu-ray Nov. 25

November 22nd, 2014 5:25am EST
The Giver
In "The Giver," Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is a teenage boy who lives in a seemingly ideal world of conformity where everything is literally black and white.

Then he meets The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, and Jonas learns the dark truth about the community's past.

With his newfound knowledge, Jonas discovers that not is all that it seems, and lives hang in the balance -- including those whom he loves.

Jonas decides he must leave the community in order to save it, something no one has been able to do successfully.

"The Giver" is based on the...
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Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'

November 21st, 2014 5:03pm EST
Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part
It's a big weekend for "Hunger Games" fans- after a year of waiting, the final "Hunger Games" film has made it to theaters. And it will make it to theaters again, next year, because paying twice to see two halves of the same movie is the new "it" thing.

But no matter- the first of the last "Hunger Games" films (what?) is here. And given the stampedes that saw "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire," it's a safe bet that every theater in the country is about to be stuffed full of frenzied moviegoers (now's as good a time as any to invest in fake butter and Sno-Caps).

Should you join the fr...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Grifters'

November 21st, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Grifters'
We’re keeping the Oscar worthy flicks going this season with a little ditty that may have some of you reaching to see if your wallet is still there – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s stylistic selection features a fantastic script, decadent direction and three killer performances that are all career best. What’s the pitch? We’re talking the lingo of…."The Grifters."

Roy Dillon is a small time con artist who works quick confidence games on unsuspecting folks. His mother Lilly Dillon is also works the angle, but for a bookie betting at the race track to change the odds. ...
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Thai People Use 'Hunger Games' Symbol In Protest

November 20th, 2014 3:15pm EST
Thai Cinemas Pull 'Hunger Games' After Protestors Adopt Film's T
Several theaters in Thailand have banned "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" after protestors started using the film's three-fingered salute as an anti-authority symbol.

The pro-democracy activists are protesting the government that was put into power following a military coup in May.

Protesters had planned a mass demonstration outside a cinema in Bangkok to mark the opening of the new film on Thursday. In response, one of the country's leading cinema chains has reportedly cancelled all screenings of "Mockingjay."

The three-fingered salute:

On Wednesday, five students were arrested ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'

November 20th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'
How far would you go to get back a daughter you just adopted? Let’s find out and check into the new to Blu-ray flick "Reclaim" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the gun-toting parenthood options below!

Title: "Reclaim"

Grade: 3

Cast: John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Alan White

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoplionsgate.com

The Flick: Not exactly an original (pangs of Breakdown!) nor groundbreaking flick, Reclaim is nevertheless entertaining to watch. The story involves an ...
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