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2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

'Ender's Game' May Port Over To TV As Lionsgate Ponders Franchise Future

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 12, 2013 12:17 PM
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More than a week since its initial release and Gavin Hood's “Ender's Game”, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford has suffered a strange type of purgatorial reception— recognizable to many, including its younger sci-fi target audience, but thus far resisting an actual pull into the theatres. Taking in $41 million worldwide thus far, the Orson Scott Card adaptation is by no means a failure, but as a recent year-end call between Lionsgate executives and shareholders shows, the format of the franchise may need to change before we witness any further installments.

Box Office: 'Ender's Game' Wins Jackpot Over 'Last Vegas'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • November 3, 2013 1:32 PM
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Ender's Game
Considering the love-or-hate, finicky temperament of its core audience targets (grownup sci-fi fans and young adults), Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" (starring Asa Butterfield as the titular Ender) fared well, ending up in the top spot with $28 million. The long awaited sci-fi adaptation... Oh wait, we've heard that before... ("John Carter" and, to a lesser degree, "Eragon" and "The Golden Compass"). Not to say that "Ender's Game" is on that ominous road, but "John Carter" did fare better during its opening weekend ($30.2 million) and still didn't break $75 million at the domestic box office ($73.1 million), becoming an industry joke on its $250 million budget.

Review: 'Ender's Game' Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld & Abigail Breslin

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 28, 2013 12:06 PM
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For all of the considerable questions raised in “Ender's Game," director Gavin Hood's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel, they ultimately all revolve around process. The film has numerous steps toward intergalactic war pitting Earth against an alien race and is most engaged when exploring the moral, strategic, and psychological knots at each juncture, only tied to the military teens trained to lead the effort. Those three aspects are troublesome, however: they're hard to depict cinematically, quibbles which have made Card's internally-focused work so meddlesome to adapt. But more importantly, if made the central force of the unfolding drama, they require articulation deeper than what Hood's ambitious but unsatisfying fable provides.

Watch: 7 Clips From 'Ender's Game' Plus 2 New Mondo Posters

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 18, 2013 9:44 AM
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In “Ender’s Game,” Asa Butterfield plays Ender, a bright young boy who’s been handpicked by Colonel Graff (played by Harrison Ford) to save the entire world and human race. No pressure. Colonel Graff is dead set on the boy, much to the hesitation of his colleagues, Mazer (Ben Kingsley) and Major Gwen Anderson (Viola Davis), both of whom believe that the boy is not ready. Are they right or can Ender step up and save the world? You will have to wait and find out a few weeks from now… unless you’ve read the book. If you’ve read the book, there probably won’t be any surprises here. But hey, Harrison Ford is in it! Plus, the kid from “Hugo”! And Ben Kingsley has a giant tattoo on his face! If that still does not pique your interest, perhaps these seven different clips from the film will help.

New Images, Poster & 360 Panorama Tour From 'Ender's Game'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 5:05 PM
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While "Gravity" is racing into theaters today promising no shortage of sci-fi thrills, genre fans need not worry that it will be their only serving this fall. Next month, "Ender's Game" arrives with another sort of spectacle, though we're pretty sure you won't get a heart attack watching it.

Watch: Final Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Ender's Game' Lifts Off

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 12:00 PM
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Ender's Game
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won't be the only film this fall boasting an array of wacky names. The sci-fi blockbuster "Ender's Game" will be bringing folks named Ender, Mazer, Hyrum and Bonzo to tell Orson Scott Card's futuristic tale of kid killers in space (or something) and as yesterday's preview of the final trailer suggested, it's going big or going home.

Watch: Prepare For The Final 'Ender's Game' Trailer With This Preview

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 1:18 PM
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Ender's Game
Dancing around a controversy spurred by homophobic author Orson Scott Card, and continuing to remain somewhat of a question mark among the remaining blockbusters of the year, it could be argued that "Ender's Game" still has a considerable mountain to climb. But tomorrow will mark the start of the last major push for the movie with the unveiling of the final trailer (which means that you're going to see this spot on repeat in cinemas forever, or at least it will feel like that between now and November).

Battle School Needs You: New 'Enders Game' Photos & Promo Spots; Anti-Gay Controversy Hits Comic-Con

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2013 1:36 PM
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Ender's Game
Awkward. Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment have taken the young adult sci-fi film "Ender's Game" to Comic-Con to market it to the masses. And the first question to come out of the mouths of audiences? Asking how involved "Ender's Game" author Orson Scott Card is in the making of the movie. Card, has stirred major unwanted controversy around the movie with his bigoted anti-gay comments, something that Lionsgate is doing their best to distance themselves from, and they were probably hoping no on would ask at the gigantic, supposed-to-be light trade show.

New Look At Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt In 'All You Need Is Kill' & More Pics From 'Ender's Game' As Controversy Brews

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2013 3:48 PM
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All You Need Is Kill, Edge Of Tomorrow,
Comic-Con lifts off this week, and the blogosphere will become nerdtacular as all kinds of sneaks, peeks, first looks, new images and more will be dropping online, and a couple of sci-fi flicks have gotten an early boost. So let's dive right in...

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