On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 14th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:
- Weekend box office report (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Chris Terrio might not return for Justice League: Part 2
- New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 clip released
- Star Trek Beyond reshoots add Shohreh Aghdashloo as a new character
- New international trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice released
- New Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer
- Movie adaptations that were better than the book
- Most anticipated movies that were disappointments
It’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theaters. For the second week in a row, Disney’s Zootopia takes the No 1 spot bringing in $50 million dollars and crossing $100 million domestic total in just two weeks. 10 Cloverfield Lane came in at the No 2 spot with $25.2 million dollars. Deadpool and London Has Fallen went neck and neck, with the final outcome going to Deadpool with $10.8 million for the No 3 spot and London Has Fallen taking in $10.6 million for No 4. And at No 5, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with $4.6 million dollars.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio, who is also the writer of Justice Leauge: Part One recently spoke to the Wall Street Journal about writing both Batman v Superman and Part One of Justice League saying he won’t necessarily write Part Two because it has been one the most rigorous intellectual exercise he’s ever had. He cites the amount of research needed for each film from Amazon mythology to life inside the Mariana Trench all inside the huge canon of DC Comics. Terrio also compared Batman v Superman to The Empire Strikes Back, the second movie in a trilogy after Man of Steel with Justice League being the third in a saga.
Napster founder Sean Parker last week announced plans for a new movie streaming service called Screening Room that would provide first-run movies streamed into the homes of viewers for $50 a movie. And according to a report from Variety, Screening Room now has the backing of Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer. With such Hollywood Heavyweights backing the controversial venture insiders believe the service will take off. Screening Room will charge users $150 for access to the anti-piracy equipped set-top box, with $50 a movie, and as much as $20 per film going to theatre owners.
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A new clip has been released for the upcoming sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. In the clip, which debuted during Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards, shows the turtles in action, driving their new van against the foot clan in a staged, stunt sequence. The sequel is directed by David Green and adds in Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, with returning cast members Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, and Jeremy Howard reprise their motion-capture roles as the turtles. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opens in theaters on June 3rd.
Star Trek Beyond will head back for some reshoots this week and they are significant enough to add a new cast member to the movie. According to Deadline, House of Sand and Fog actress Shohreh Aghdashloo has been added to the movie with sources saying she is playing a character in the high command of the Federation. The third movie directed by Justin Lin, is written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung with Idris Elba playing the villain alongside returning cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin, Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters on July 22nd.
With about 11 days before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice drops in theatres, the marketing team behind Zack Snyder‘s anticipated follow up to Man of Steel is working overtime, releasing an international trailer this morning with new footage of Batman fighting Superman with other quick glimpses of Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot and will finally arrive in theatres this March 25th.
A new trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, has arrived just in time for Daylight Saving Time, suggesting that the hour we all lost yesterday was actually stolen by the film’s villain, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Mia Wasikowska who plays Alice, returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter played by Johnny Depp. The film also stars Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry and Michael Sheen. The film will be released May 27th, 2016.
Josh Miller writes:
Everyone mentions when the book is better than the movie like The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, etc (the list goes on). But when were the movies better than the books? The only one I can think of is The Silence of the Lambs. Can you think of any others?
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My question to the panel is this. What has been the most disappointing film you have every seen that you were actually hyped to see? ( I.E. Prometheus )
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