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The Weinsteins Hire A Hack To Butcher 'Seven Samurai' In A Remake No One Wants

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 8:37 AM
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  • 8 Comments
In the works for a long time now, this is a project we hoped would sit around, collect dust and never really happen but now there is fresh movement and we couldn't be more nauseated.

Weekend Box Office: 'Fast Five' Starts Off Summer With $83 Million Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 1, 2011 5:21 AM
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  • 27 Comments
Hooray for Hollywood, or something. The 2011 box office finally snapped out of its doldrums with more reheated crap, “Fast Five” opening to a spectacular-for-Universal $83 million. The car blockbuster’s weekend surpasses “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as the biggest opening weekend in Universal history, and with spectacular overseas results, the film is poised to do upwards of $400-$500 million globally, topping the $353 worldwide take of “Fast And Furious,” the last film in the series.

Quentin Tarantino's Next Film Titled 'Django Unchained,' Christoph Waltz Confirmed To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2011 9:13 AM
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  • 20 Comments
Film Will Shoot Late Summer Or Early Fall; Synopsis Revealed?A whirlwind of info about Quentin Tarantino's next film has been flying around for the past twenty-four hours, so let's get right to it, shall we?

Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 24, 2011 4:56 AM
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Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier with next week’s release of “Fast Five,” sure to be the year’s biggest opener, which means that “Rio” effectively gets its licks in before the hot season begins, scoring a second straight weekend at #1 with a $26 million take.

'The Crow' Flies Into A Legal Battle Between Relativity & The Weinstein Company

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2011 9:58 AM
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It looks like that remake/reboot of "The Crow" with “28 Weeks Later” helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing and Bradley Cooper circling the lead role is hitting the courtrooms before it flaps its wings into theaters.

Box Office: 'Rio' First 2011 Release To Crack $40 Million Opening Weekend; 'Scream' Goes Quiet

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 17, 2011 6:18 AM
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  • 9 Comments
There’s no way to sugarcoat this: it’s been a dismal year at the box office. Studios have their fingers crossed in regards to a tepid-looking summer schedule, but many were hoping the season could be kick(punch)-started early with a strong April, as two new films were tracking well over $40 million this weekend. And it looks like those hopes are for naught, as the number one movie for this period looks to be Fox and Blue Sky’s animated “Rio,” clocking in juuuust about at $40 million for the three day weekend. Yes, Hollywood, it's taken more than four months to register year's first $40 million opening weekend.

'Fraggle Rock' Director Cory Edwards Says Project Is In A "Deep Coma," Has Moved On

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 8:08 AM
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Well, the writing on the wall for this was there last summer. A big screen take on "Fraggle Rock" has been in the works for a long time now, but the production hit a bump last summer when writer/director Cory Edwards revealed that he was "struggling to stay in control of my own movie" and that The Weinstein Company wanted a new writer to take on the project to make it, uh, "edgier." And things have not gotten better.

'Apollo 18' Gets Dumped On Jan. 6, 2012; 'Our Idiot Brother' Moves In On August 26th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 7:43 AM
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'Piranha 3DD' Takes A Bite Out Of ThanksgivingThe Weinstein Company have announced some new dates on their calendar for this year and one film has noticeably been taken off.

Magnolia Picks Up ‘Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’; The Weinsteins Are 'Undefeated'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 8:57 AM
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If we didn't know any better, it's looks like Magnolia is making moves to become some serious players in the indie film biz. They've already snatched up the rights to Lars Von Trier's forthcoming "Melancholia" and now they've added another buzzworthy film to their slate.

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Film About The 1936 U.S. Olympic Crew Team

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 8:44 AM
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Where there's smoke, there's fire, and The Weinstein Company must have seen the smoke. Deadline reports that bidding for the upcoming book "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown had fierce competition between publishers Viking and Random House with bids going up to $750,000. Well, the Weinsteins know a hot project when they see one as they've snatched up the film rights and it's already attracted a director.

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