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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and More

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This week: Bryan Singer adapts the British fairy tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk" into the underappreciated action-adventure "Jack the Giant Slayer," starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ewan McGregor.

Also new this week is the coming-of-age comedy "21 & Over," the psychosexual drama "Stoker" with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, the quirky morality play "The Brass Teapot" with Juno Temple and the celebrity-riddled anthology film "Movie 43" starring, well, half of Hollywood. Get More »

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'Jack the Giant Slayer' Lays a $100 Million Turd

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In what might be the least surprising news of the year so far, Slash Film is reporting that "Jack the Giant Slayer" is officially a bomb of legendary proportions, as Bryan Singer's ill-fated CGI fantasy will likely cost Warner Bros. over $100 million.

You know what they say: The bigger they are, the harder they mess their pants.

And $100 million may actually be a conservative estimate. Between Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Legendary Pictures, each of which has a stake in the film, total losses could reach as high as $140 million. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Slash Film

Mashup: Jack Slays Giant, Rescues Princess Bride

Some are saying that this past's weekend box office winner, "Jack the Giant Slayer," was a flop because of it's unexpectedly low profit. And, hey, who's to say if $28 million dollars is something to scoff at? (Well, actually, mega-rich producers, that's who, in which case, they should know that we are more than happy to take the losses.)

Still, even if "Jack the Giant Slayer" doesn't turn out to be a cinematic classic, there are always mashups to give it some extra cache. And lucky for us (and Jack), someone laid the audio from the trailer for "Jack" over footage from "The Princess Bride." Who would've guessed that the voices of Nicholas Hoult, Ian McShane, and Ewan Macgregor would fit so seamlessly, played against the faces of Carey Elwes, Robin Wright, and Mandy Patinkin? Get More »

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'Jack the Giant Slayer' Scores Pyrrhic Box Office Victory

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"Jack the Giant Slayer" won the box office crown this weekend but according to Film.com it was a Pyrrhic victory at best, as the film's total of $28 million still puts it on pace to be an epic flop despite debuting at number one.

And "Jack the Giant Slayer" wasn't the only giant disappointment at the box office, as fellow new releases "21 and Over" and "The Last Exorcism Part II" both tanked as well, bringing in just $9 million and $8 million respectively.

Pretty much the only bright spot of the weekend was Melissa McCarthy's "Identity Thief," which topped the $100 million mark in its fourth week of release. Overall, though, Hollywood is just holding its breath for next weekend's release of "Oz the Great and Powerful."

For the full weekend box office top ten, head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' & More

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"If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world." – Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'The Master'

Greetings from the apocalypse! This week finds me once again walking down memory lane as I recall two new movies I visited the sets of and, as usual, childhood traumas. Do those traumas involve giants? Do I seek the therapy I so desperately need? Read on … Get More »

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March Movie Math: Adding Up the New Releases

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Your mother always told you that math would be important; NextMovie is just here to drive the point home. Can't decide which of March's kabillion new releases is for you? Fret not, faithful moviegoer! Whether you're headed to Oz (the Great and Powerful) or bound for Spring Break(ers), it all adds up. Read on to see NextMovie's March Movie Match, breaking down the month's new releases into simple arithmetic. Get More »

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9 Movies With Titles That Spoil Their Own Ending

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A fun joke to have told your friends around the time that "Titanic" came out was, "Spoiler alert: The boat hits the iceberg!" I'm sure many, many people used that joke during the mid to late '90s, and all of them reaped the many benefits which followed, from more friends to more respect to a deeper appreciation of themselves as people.

Hell, making that joke even started Barack Obama's political career!

Indeed, not every movie is enjoyed just for its surprise ending. Some movie endings, in fact, are even built right into the title.

Here are nine that ask you to enjoy the journey, not the destination. Get More »

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Did You Know Bill Nighy's in Everything You Like?

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Back in the 1980s, Harrison Ford became an international superstar by headlining two of the biggest franchises of all time, "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." And in the '90s, it was Samuel L. Jackson who became a ubiquitous presence in just about every major blockbuster, from "Pulp Fiction" to "Die Hard with a Vengeance." So which of today's stars can boast a similar resume?

Would you believe Bill Nighy? Get More »

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Hot People Looking Hot: Nicholas Hoult Photos

Who can resist this giant-slaying zombie mutant Beast?

Nicholas Hoult is becoming a household name in the realm of pop art with his comic-book turn as Hank McCoy/Beast in "X-Men: First Class," his YA turn as R. in "Warm Zombies" and his fairy tale turn as the title role in "Jack the Giant Slayer." Now it's our turn to show this up-and-coming hottie some NextMovie love.

You could plant some magic beans (what are you, crazy?) ... or you could get a'clickin' through our Nicholas Hoult gallery. We recommend that second choice there.

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Win Some Cool Beans With Our 'Jack the Giant Slayer' Giveaway

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Fee, fye, fo, fum! Are you a Jack and the Beanstalk fan? Want to go on your own adventure to magical lands? Or maybe you just really like coffee? If so, NextMovie's "Jack the Giant Slayer" giveaway is for you, budding warrior!

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is the story of a young farmhand, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), who unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants, reigniting an age-old war. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them.  Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess (Eleanor Tomlinson), he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend…and gets the chance to become a legend himself. Experience the 3-D adventure yourself IN THEATERS MARCH 1ST! Get More »

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