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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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Oscar Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83

November 20th, 2014 11:22am EST
Oscar Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83
Legendary director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83, The husband of ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer passed Wednesday evening after suffering cardiac arrest.

Nichols was a legendary director who helmed feature films such as 1967's "The Graduate" (for which he won an Oscar for Best Director), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), "Silkwood" (1983) and "Working Girl" (1988).

A Golden Globe winner and multiple Emmy winner, Nichols was also nominated for his work in series TV. He executive produced the 1977 series "Family" and also the television films "Wit" and "Angels in America.".

Nic...
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Angelina Jolie Has Never Been Comfortable As An Actress

November 20th, 2014 8:22am EST
Angelina Jolie Plans On Acting Retirement
Angelina Jolie is serious about focusing on directing films rather than acting. Earlier this year she told fans she was considering retirement in order to be behind the camera.

In the new issue of Du Jour magazine the confessed she never felt truly "comfortable" acting and when asked if she would give it up completely, she answered, "Absolutely."

"I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier," she explained.

Jolie made her directing debut with 2011 film "In The Land of Blood and Hone...
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What’s In The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New Blu-ray Pack? James Gunn Fills Us In

November 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Gardians of the galaxy
We here at Starpulse.com are not only big fans of the films in the Marvel universe, but the diverse directors that are behind the camera as well. In the case of the smash hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" (which is currently on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9) it’s the genius of former Troma scribe and "Slither" and "Super" helmer James Gunn that brings both cool and quirk to a unique concept that kicks serious ass. So when we got the invite to sit with Gunn in person and check out some of the tasty upcoming features on the...
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Photos: Elizabeth Banks Dazzles At The L.A. Premiere Of The Latest 'Hunger Games' Movie

November 18th, 2014 10:59pm EST
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks wore a gorgeous red paisley print silk Leonard dress to the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Monday night.

The actress found that after the first two films, in which her character Effie Trinket makes references to some of the decor made of mahogany, she tried, but wasn't able to get a line about mahogany into "Mockingjay" because the change in setting from the lush life of the Capitol to the dank, underground bunker lifestyle she's thrust into in District 13, where the revolution against the oppressive President Snow is overseen.

"There's no freaking mahogan...
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