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This week: It's up to Brad Pitt to figure out a way to slow down a global zombie pandemic in "World War Z," a summer blockbuster with a new unrated cut that will excite horror fans disappointed with the PG-13 theatrical cut.
Also new this week is Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" based on true events, Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and the educational documentary "Space Junk 3D" on Blu-ray 3D. Get More »
Run, Brad Pitt, run! Run from the zombies!
Just in case the 116 minutes of "World War Z" shown in theaters wasn't quite enough apocalyptic zombie action for you and you've been yearning for more hot zombie action, you're in luck! Come September 17, the zombie actioner will be available on DVD and Blu-ray so you can satisfy your Pitt fix at home. But wait, there's more! Literally more. The home release of "World War Z" will feature an unrated cut of the flick, clocking in at 123 minutes of undead terror. Get More »
"World War Z" was pretty much just a big ole' mess — it took several drafts to script, cost oodles more than it was supposed to, had to be retooled by outsiders and even then it still didn't make a ton of sense at times — but audiences threw half a billion dollars at it, so of course a sequel is in the works. That's a zombie-style no-brainer.
According to Brad Pitt, though, the pedal's not quite to the metal on "World War Z 2" just yet because he wants to make sure they've got a few things straightened out before they go full throttle on the second installment to the Zed Apocalypse ... ya know, unlike last time. Get More »
All told the movies of summer 2013 would have to get an A … for Average. Well, or maybe a B, for Blah. There were a few high points ("Iron Man Three," "The Conjuring," "This Is the End"), a few low points ("The Lone Ranger," "After Earth," "R.I.P.D."), and a whole mess that landed somewhere in-between.
What seemed to really come in abundance, though, in movies of varying degrees of quality, were head-scratching plot points, the things that made you go, "Hmmm … that was f**king stupid." Get More »
What's worse than 1 billion half-dead Earthlings? 1 billion half-dead Earthlings on a 52-foot screen, duh.
Variety reports "World War Z" will re-release for a one-week run in IMAX theaters starting this Friday, Aug. 2. Because, ya know, the world just can't get enough of those faceless zombie hoards (... that, and Paramount really needs to make more of their money back). Get More »
The story of China's film market is getting more and more intense (and, frankly, popcorn-worthy) to observe. The nation knows well that its market is uberinfluential right now — the second-biggest in the world behind the U.S., for now — and that big studios are pretty much at the mercy of their State Administration for Radio, Film and Television to allow their movies, especially those big-budget blockbusters, a chance at those coveted international ticket sales. Get More »
It was a close call, but in the end "Monsters University" edged out "The Heat" at the box office this weekend, as according to Film.com, Pixar's latest animated hit topped Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's R-rated comedy by the score of $46.2 million to $40 million.
That's still an impressive debut for "The Heat," but the same cannot be said for fellow newcomer "White House Down," as Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's action thriller stumbled to fourth place with a disappointing $26.6 million.
Overall, though, no fewer than five films cracked the $20 million mark, as moviegoers spread the wealth around to "World War Z" and "Man of Steel" as well. For a full look at the box office top ten, head to Film.com.
Simply by virtue of people on the internet having a lot of free time, something like "World War Z" becoming a Ken Burns documentary was kind of bound to happen — or at least, its existence, embedded above, is certainly not at all surprising. Also predictably, it doesn't disappoint. Get More »
Despite a troubled shoot, "World War Z" shocked the industry with a better than expected debut over the weekend. Which means the expected thing is happening next: there's a sequel in the works.
Brad Pitt optioned the rights to the hit novel, produced the movie and lent his A-list star-power to it in the lead role. He stuck through it despite a difficult production that included multiple reshoots (including a new ending), multiple script rewrites and the overall difficulty of delivering a zombie movie with a PG-13 rating. The budget ballooned past a reported $200 million, but the movie still smashed "Man of Steel" for the number two spot over the weekend with $66 million at the domestic box office. Which means now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Pitt are moving forward with a sequel. Get More »
"World War Z" has been unleashed and with it comes the end of everything.
That is, in terms of zombie movies. After all, with bestselling novels , comic books, video games, hit TV shows and dozens of huge blockbusters, this zombie craze has pretty much run its course. You know, once you do a rom-com with zombies ("Warm Bodies," anyone?) they've pretty much lost their edge. Get More »