First, Katniss Everdeen trumped Star-Lord; now, Chris Kyle has taken down the Mockingjay.
“American Sniper” has officially surpassed “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ to become the highest-grossing movie of 2014, raking in $ 337.2 million at the domestic box office. While the majority of that money came from the film’s wide release in January 2015, its initial Christmas Day limited release date officially makes… Continue reading 'American Sniper' Takes Out 'Mockingjay' to Snag 2014 Box Office Crown
Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Chappie – $ 13.3 million ($ 13.3 million total)
2. Focus – $ 10.0 million ($ 34.5 million total)
3. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $ 8.6 million ($ 8.6 million total)
4. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $ 8.3 million ($ 98.0 million total)
5. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge
A Texas jury is deliberating the fate of the ex-Marine who admits he killed “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and another man. His lawyers argue he is not guilty because he is insane, but will the jury buy it?
Kyle’s widow, Tara Kyle, got a final shot during the defense closing arguments when she stormed out of the courtroom, slamming the door loudly as the defense delivered its closing arguments… Continue reading Time For Justice! Jury Gets ‘American Sniper’ Murder Case — Is His Killer Really Insane?
Endings of movies are changed all the time. But when it’s a true story being told, there’s not a lot of room for alterations. You can’t have Chris Kyle live happily ever after at the end of American Sniper, for instance. His death, at the hands of another veteran, is too well-known. And even if it weren’t, you just can’t do that.
For… Continue reading 'American Sniper' Screenwriter Jason Hall Reveals Why He Changed the Ending
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture, Valentine’s Day edition:
I’m not sure where this Whiplash valentine originated, but I’ll credit my source as The Film Stage on Twitter.
Bradley Cooper plays Cupid and helps movie characters who dislike each other fall in love in this American Sniper parody:
The perfect t-shirts for any Star Wars couple to wear on… Continue reading Valentine's Day in Movie Culture: 'Anchorman,' 'American Sniper,' 'Whiplash,' 'Star Wars' and More