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thebronze Sundance Opening Night: Come for the John Legend Performance, Stay for the Naked Cartwheels

Last year’s Sundance Film Festival began with the introduction of what would become one of the year’s most liked movies and eventually a Best Picture nominee: Whiplash. This year there may not be a major Oscar contender among the opening night movies, but instead we watched a hauntingly honest and soulful documentary about musician and activist Nina Simone (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and… Continue reading Sundance Opening Night: Come for the John Legend Performance, Stay for the Naked Cartwheels

The Interview grossed more than $ 1.04 million in theatrical ticket sales in a day from from its Christmas Eve debut Wednesday — an amount which might be a disappointment, considering the unprecedented news coverage and hype surrounding the controversial comedy.

For comparison’s sake, the Seth Rogen comedy drew a fraction of the $ 7.8 million opening day the actor’s 2013 film This Is the End pulled in.

In terms… Continue reading Did It Bomb? ‘The Interview’ Rakes In Paltry $1 Million On Opening Day

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

the hunger games mockingjay part 1 final poster 394x600 Box Office Report: Mockingjay   Part 1 Tops Transformers for Years Best Opening Weekend1.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $ 123.0 million ($ 123.0 million total)

2.  Big Hero 6 – $ 20.0 million ($ 135.7 million total)

3.  Interstellar – $ 15.0 million ($ 120.6 million total)

4.  Dumb & Dumber To – $ 13.8 million ($ 57.4 million total)

shadows You Have to Watch the Hilarious Opening Scene of What We Do in the Shadows

This is the true story… of three vampires… who live in a house… drink blood together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when the undead stop being polite… and start getting real… What We Do in the Shadows.

The opening of the Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement film (the directors also star in the movie) introduces us to… Continue reading You Have to Watch the Hilarious Opening Scene of 'What We Do in the Shadows'

doc clock 3 Watch: Heres How They Created the Brilliant Opening Scene in Back to the Future

Inside Jaws and Raiding the Lost Ark filmmaker Jamie Benning is back, and this time he’s focusing his camera on another beloved movie: Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future.

The documentarian recently sat down with special effects supervisor Kevin Pike to talk about the famous film, and what follows is a fascinating bit of audio commentary that takes us behind the scenes of the… Continue reading Watch: Here's How They Created the Brilliant Opening Scene in 'Back to the Future'