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  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Pace to Smash Box Office Records With Over $210 Million Opening Weekend
    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Pace to Smash Box Office Records With Over $210 Million Opening Weekend Linda Ge - The Wrap - Sat, May 2, 2015 7:00 AM SGT

    Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are about to prove their worth at the box office. The film already made box-office history Thursday night, zooming to $27.6 million and shattering the record for the biggest midnight haul ever for a Marvel Studios superhero movie. … More »‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Pace to Smash Box Office Records With Over $210 Million Opening Weekend

    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Pace to Smash Box Office Records With Over $210 Million Opening Weekend

    Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are about to prove their worth at the box office. The film already made box-office history Thursday night, zooming to $27.6 million and shattering the record for the biggest midnight haul ever for a Marvel Studios superhero movie. “Age of Ultron” also sped past $300 million at the worldwide box …

  • ‘Franny’ Starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films
    ‘Franny’ Starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films Jeff Sneider - The Wrap - Sat, May 2, 2015 5:41 AM SGT

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut “Franny,” which stars Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, the company announced Friday. “Franny,” which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, … More »‘Franny’ Starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

    ‘Franny’ Starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut “Franny,” which stars Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, the company announced Friday. “Franny,” which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, stars Gere as the title character, a hedonistic philanthropist who …

  • ‘Black Souls’ Review: A Mafia Movie That Isn’t Enthralled With Cold Fury
    ‘Black Souls’ Review: A Mafia Movie That Isn’t Enthralled With Cold Fury James Rocchi - The Wrap - Sat, May 2, 2015 5:39 AM SGT

    Most of the film takes place in the remote region of Calabria, where the family feuds and long-simmering resentments between local crime families come to a slow, searing boil that becomes a crucible for character. It’s a tale of three sons and a dead … More »‘Black Souls’ Review: A Mafia Movie That Isn’t Enthralled With Cold Fury

    ‘Black Souls’ Review: A Mafia Movie That Isn’t Enthralled With Cold Fury

    Most of the film takes place in the remote region of Calabria, where the family feuds and long-simmering resentments between local crime families come to a slow, searing boil that becomes a crucible for character. It’s a tale of three sons and a dead father, at heart: After their father was cut down by rival gangs, brothers …

  • This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015. (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)
    'Age of Ultron' on pace for record-setting weekend JAKE COYLE - Associated Press - Sat, May 2, 2015 5:39 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has debuted with a Hulk-sized box office showing, and Disney says it's headed toward a possible record-breaking weekend. More »'Age of Ultron' on pace for record-setting weekend

    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015. (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has debuted with a Hulk-sized box office showing, and Disney says it's headed toward a possible record-breaking weekend.

  • 15 Hottest Movie Trailers Ranked: From ‘Mad Max’ to ‘Batman v Superman’
    15 Hottest Movie Trailers Ranked: From ‘Mad Max’ to ‘Batman v Superman’ Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - Sat, May 2, 2015 4:55 AM SGT

    This summer’s movie slate is loaded and competitive, and trailers often play a big part in how moviegoers make their choices. The majority of the season’s most promoted and anticipated movies are sequels, whose trailers must be judged by how well they … More »15 Hottest Movie Trailers Ranked: From ‘Mad Max’ to ‘Batman v Superman’

    15 Hottest Movie Trailers Ranked: From ‘Mad Max’ to ‘Batman v Superman’

    This summer’s movie slate is loaded and competitive, and trailers often play a big part in how moviegoers make their choices. The majority of the season’s most promoted and anticipated movies are sequels, whose trailers must be judged by how well they navigate the conflicting — and occasionally impossible — demands made …

  • Who Got the Last Laugh on ‘The Ridiculous Six’ Movie Set? (Guest Blog) Aviva Kempner - The Wrap - Sat, May 2, 2015 4:17 AM SGT
    Who Got the Last Laugh on ‘The Ridiculous Six’ Movie Set? (Guest Blog)

    Adam Sandler learned an important lesson in humanity this week when a dozen Native American actors just picked up and walked out during the filming of “The Ridiculous Six.” The often-funny actor was forced to confront the fact that sometimes scripted satire can be downright insulting and not so funny after all. Forget, …

  • Shout! Factory to Distribute Giallo-Inspired Horror Comedy ‘The Editor’ (Exclusive)

    Shout! Factory has struck a deal with Kennedy/Brooks to distribute the giallo-inspired horror comedy “The Editor” in the U.S., TheWrap has learned. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, the stylish genre movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the …

  • Mexican actress best known for 'La India Maria' dies Associated Press - Sat, May 2, 2015 2:17 AM SGT
    In this Feb. 21, 2013 photo, Maria Elena Velasco, better known as "La India Maria," performs her most famous role which exaggerated stereotypes about Mexico's indigenous people, in a debut presentation of a soap opera in Mexico City. The Mexican film institute announced through its Twitter account that Velasco, also a screenwriter and director, died Friday May 1, 2015, but did not specify the cause. (cuartoscuro.com, Francisco Rodriguez, via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MEXICO OUT, NO USAR EN MEXICO

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress and comedian Maria Elena Velasco, best known for her character "The Indian Maria," has died at age 74.

  • ‘Hemlock Grove’s’ Bill Skarsgard to Join Shailene Woodley in ‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Allegiant’ (Exclusive)

    “Hemlock Grove” star Bill Skarsgard is in negotiations to join Shailene Woodley in the “Divergent” sequel “Allegiant,” which serves as the two-part conclusion to thehit  YA franchise, multiple individuals with knowledge of the Summit Entertainment project have told TheWrap.

  • ‘Welcome to Me’ Review: Kristen Wiig Turns Mental Illness into Trainwreck TV in Uneven Comedy

    After sitting in the audience for a terrible infomercial hosted by Gabe (Wes Bentley), Alice realizes that she needs a show of her own, just like Oprah’s, except that there will be no guests and it will be completely and entirely about Alice’s life and her thoughts and feelings, as well as special segments in which she …

  • First Look at Stephen Amell as ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2’s’ Casey Jones (Photo)

    “Earth to Echo” director David Green is taking over directing duties on the now-filming sequel from Jonathan Liebesman. The first film, released in 2014, left the door open for Megan Fox and Will Arnett to return alongside the reptilian heroes in a half shell — Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo …

  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Reviews: Come for the Spectacle, Stay for the Characters

    “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is already a contender to become one of the biggest movies of 2015, and the reviews it is garnering will only push it higher into the box office stratosphere. The sequel to the Marvel megahit “Avengers” reunites the cast from the first film with Lord of All Things Nerdy, Joss Whedon, back in the …

  • The Sony Emails: Hollywood Preserved in Amber Sharon Waxman - The Wrap - Fri, May 1, 2015 11:59 PM SGT
    The Sony Emails: Hollywood Preserved in Amber

    In time, the treasure trove of Sony emails will cease to be a daily pipeline for gossip and schadenfreude and will harden, slowly, into a timeless artifact of Hollywood culture in the 21st century. With distance, we will have an unprecedented 360-degree view into Hollywood’s cliqueish byways, its entitlement, pettiness, …

  • Helen Hunt, Dakota Fanning Will ‘Please Stand By’ for ‘Sessions’ Director Ben Lewin

    Helen Hunt and Dakota Fanning have signed on to play the leads in “Please Stand By,” the next drama from “Sessions” director Ben Lewin. Fanning (“The Twilight Saga”) is playing a brilliant young woman with autism who escapes her care home to embark on a journey to Hollywood in order to deliver a screenplay for a competition. …

  • Hollywood rolls out red carpet to 'influencer' fans RYAN NAKASHIMA - Associated Press - Fri, May 1, 2015 11:35 PM SGT
    CORRECTS SPELLING STYLE OF MOVIEPILOT - In this Monday, April 13, 2015 photo, blogger Reid Jones poses for a portrait at the premiere for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in Los Angeles. Jones is possibly the world’s biggest Marvel movie fan. For the last year, he’s written more than a post a day for fan site Moviepilot about its superhero universe.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clad in his pajamas, Reid Jones often blogs about Marvel superhero movies, with starry ambitions of one day becoming an entertainment journalist.

  • ‘Foxcatcher’ Director Bennett Miller Shows Us the Dark Side of Toilet Paper (Videos)

    Bennett Miller has gone from showing us the dangers of mental illness to the power of toilet paper.

  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Zooms to Marvel’s Biggest Midnight Opening Ever Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - Fri, May 1, 2015 10:35 PM SGT
    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Zooms to Marvel’s Biggest Midnight Opening Ever

    “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” made box-office history Thursday night, zooming to $27.6 million and shattering the record for the biggest midnight haul ever for a Marvel Studios superhero movie. Don Cheadle, James Spader and Samuel Jackson co-star in “Age of Ultron,” in which Earth’s mightiest heroes take on a Tony Stark …

  • ‘Avengers’ Star Scarlett Johansson Faces Jimmy Fallon in ‘Box of Lies’ (Video)

    Scarlett Johansson appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday, where the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star played a game of Box of Lies against the NBC late-night host. First up, Johansson pulled down a box containing a miniature park bench with Black Widow, Johansson’s Marvel character, and a Gumby action …

  • WikiLeaks Adds Thousands of Hacked Sony Emails Jordan Chariton - The Wrap - Fri, May 1, 2015 8:35 PM SGT
    WikiLeaks Adds Thousands of Hacked Sony Emails

    “New: WikiLeaks Sony search now has thousands of additional Sony emails,” the tweet said with a link to the new emails. The latest round of emails comes two weeks after WikiLeaks released over 173,000 emails and 30,000 documents. On April 16th, editor-in-chief Julian Assange said the the emails “belongs in the public …

  • Documentary on T-rex discovery leads to pardon request KEVIN BURBACH - Associated Press - Fri, May 1, 2015 10:24 AM SGT
    In this June 26, 2013 photo provided by Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Peter Larson excavates a Triceratops femur in a quarry near Newcastle, Wyoming. Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record _ a federal conviction that landed him in prison 20 years ago. His name could soon be cleared because a documentary released last year at the Sundance Film Festival has brought his legal blemish back into the public eye and spurred South Dakotans _ and Larson himself _ to push for President Barack Obama to clear his name with a pardon. (Timothy Larson/Black Hills Institute via AP)

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there's one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.

 
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