New to Blu-ray: FRANKENWEENIE, DREDD 3D, ARCHER Season 3, COMPLIANCE, HIT & RUN, and More

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The holidays are over, but there are plenty of new films hitting Blu-ray soon that would make perfect use of those gift cards you’ve been piling up.  Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned releases.

Weekend Box Office – END OF WATCH, HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Tie for First; TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE a Close Second while DREDD 3D Stumbles

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With less than $300,000 separating the top three films this weekend, the final order of the domestic top ten has been difficult to call. Sunday’s estimates have End of Watch and House at the End of the Street tied for first with $13 million each. Warner Brother’s Trouble with the Curve is not far behind, however, so more definitive results will have to wait until Monday. One thing we can say for sure? Dredd 3D is off to a rough start.

Title Weekend Total
1. End of Watch $13,000,000 $13.0
2. House at the End of the Street $13,000,000 $13.0
3. Trouble with the Curve $12,720,000 $12.7
4. Finding Nemo 3D $9,446,000 $29.9
5. Resident Evil: Retribution $6,700,000 $33.4
6. Dredd 3D $6,300,000 $6.3
7. The Master $5,000,000 $6.0
8. The Possession $2,630,000 $45.2
9. Lawless $2,321,000 $34.5
10. ParaNorman $2,297,000 $55.5

Friday Box Office – HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET and END OF WATCH Neck and Neck for First; TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Takes Third; DREDD 3D Falls Short

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Welcome to another disappointing weekend at the domestic box office. Four new titles debuted on Friday, but none is expected to reach $15 million by Sunday. That means that overall profits will be down for the fifth frame in a row. Despite the low grosses, Friday’s top five contained a few surprises. Few expected big things from End of Watch, the cop drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal; but after posting a Friday estimate of $4.6 million from just 2,730 runs, the R-rated indie has a shot at winning the weekend with a projected $13.5 million. Relativity’s House at the End of the Street was also a surprise ‘hit’ on Friday, earning an estimated $4.64 million from 3,083 locations to edge out End of Watch for first. The PG-13 thriller with Jennifer Lawrence is expected to fall in the rankings this weekend, but should still end up with $13 million for its first three days. Meanwhile, the film that was supposed to eclipse both of these smaller-releases – Warner Brother’s Trouble with the Curve – will struggle to match them this weekend. The baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood earned $4.1 million from 3,212 locations on Friday, making it unlikely that the PG-13 pic will reach the $18 million first-weekend that was projected. Finally, an enthusiastic reception at Comic-Con promised a solid opening for Lionsgate’s 3D comic reboot Dredd 3D. Instead, the R-rated feature took in just $2.2 million for what looks like a dismal $6.5 million first weekend.  We’ll have full details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1. House at the End of the Street $4,640,000 $4.64
2. End of Watch $4,600,000 $4.6
3. Trouble with the Curve $4,165,000 $4.16
4. Finding Nemo 3D $2,388,000 $22.9
5. Dredd $2,230,000 $2.2

Max Thieriot Talks HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, PSYCHO Series BATES MOTEL, and DISCONNECT

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House at the End of the Street, directed by Mark Tonderai, is a creepy psychological thriller about a teenager and her divorced mom, who move into a beautiful new house that just happens to be next door to where a grisly double murder took place. When Elissa (The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself drawn to mysterious boy-next-door Ryan (Max Thieriot), the sole survivor of the nightmare that took the lives of his family, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) becomes increasingly concerned about how close they’re getting and where their relationship might lead.

At the film’s press day, actor Max Thieriot spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted him to the complex character, how only minor changes were made from the original script to the final product, that he’s personally more scared by stories that could be real than he is by monster movies, the advantage of receiving a 100-page film bible from his director, and what it was like to work with co-star Jennifer Lawrence. He also talked about what attracted him to the role of Norman Bates’ older brother, Dylan, in the upcoming 10-episode A&E drama series Bates Motel and just how twisted the story might get, why he wanted to be a part of the indie drama Disconnect (centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world), and how he’d love to do a Western. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence in this Featurette and Clip from HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET

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As we’re getting into the horror movie season with The Apparition, The Possession and The Tall Man now in theaters, Jennifer Lawrence will be bringing her star power to the screen in House at the End of the Street We’ve got a new featurette and clip to share with you that explains a bit of the backstory and explores the relationship between the film’s protagonists.

From director Mark Tonderai and also starring Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot, House at the End of the Street opens September 21st.  Hit the jump to check out the new featurette and clip.

Six New Images from HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Max Thieriot

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Before she takes on the Tributes at the Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence can be seen in the horror thriller House at the End of the Street this fall.  We have new images of Lawrence (in that same old white tank top) and the rest of the cast for you to check out after the jump.

From director Mark Tonderai (Hush), House at the End of the Street centers on a mother (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter (Lawrence) who move into a new home next door to a good old fashioned murder house.  When the daughter befriends the surviving boy-next-door (Max Thieriot), she finds there is more of his story left to be told.  House at the End of the Street opens September 21st.  Hit the jump to see the new images.

New Trailer for HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Starring Jennifer Lawrence

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A new trailer for the horror thriller House at the End of the Street has been released.  Jennifer Lawrence stars as Elissa, a teenager who moves to a small, rural town with her mother, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue).  Against her mother’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan (Max Thieriot), the last surviving family member of a brutal murder years earlier.  I was intrigued by the film’s second trailer that delved a bit deeper into the plot, but this latest clip nearly spoils the entire movie.  If you’d like to go into House at the End of the Street with, you know, suspense, I’d suggest skipping this latest clip.  Moreover, the studio will be reaping the benefits of Lawrence’s starpower, as she’s billed in the trailer as “The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence.”

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  House at the End of the Street opens on September 21st.

10 New Images from HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Starring Jennifer Lawrence

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In order to fill your quota of Jennifer Lawrence screen-time before The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, comes out in November of next year, we’ve got some new images of Lawrence in the horror thriller, House at the End of the Street.  Lawrence stars as Elissa, a teenager who moves to a small, rural town with her mother, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue).  Against her mother’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan (Max Thieriot), the last surviving family member of a brutal murder years earlier.  What’s more important to know is that Lawrence continues to  look mighty fine in that tank top.  House at the End of the Street opens September 21st.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

New Trailer for HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Starring Jennifer Lawrence

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A new trailer has been released for the horror film House at the End of the StreetJennifer Lawrence plays a young woman who moves with her mother to a new house that’s next door to the home where a grizzly murder took place years before.  I actually found this trailer more appealing than the first Memento-style teaser that was released.  The story is intriguing enough, director Mark Tonderai seems to be using some interesting camera techniques, and Lawrence is an instant draw.  That said, I’m hoping that the “twist” doesn’t end up being as obvious as it looks from this clip.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Max Thierot, Elizabeth Shue, and Gil BellowsHouse at the End of the Street opens on September 21st.

New Posters for HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, CHERNOBYL DIARIES, and JACK & DIANE

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Thanks to Steve and his trusty camera, you got an early look at the House at the End of the Street poster, plus dozens more posters, banners, and standees at CinemaCon.  The official House at the End of the Street was released online shortly after along with a couple more one-sheets:

  • House at the End of the Street – Oscar nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue star in the haunted house flick.
  • Chernobyl DiariesParanormal Activity creator Oren Peli presents the supernatural horror film set in the deserted site of the nuclear accident
  • Jack & DianeRiley Keough and Juno Temple star as the titular characters in the tale of a coming-of-age romance between two teenage girls in New York.  Also, there’s a werewolf transformation in there.

Hit the jump for the posters and more on each project.

Over 40 Posters and Displays from CinemaCon 2012 Including SKYFALL, THE HOST, LOOPER, DARK SHADOWS, SINISTER, More

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While walking around at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I’ve been taking tons of pictures of all the posters/banners/theater standees that have been on display.  For those unaware, CinemaCon is a convention put on for theater owners in order to get a look at what the studios have to offer for the rest of the year, and where vendors can show new products for theaters to buy.  It’s basically Comic-Con for theater owners.  Besides showing off never before seen footage, the studios often bring the cast and the filmmakers.  Over the course of a few days, Hollywood comes to Las Vegas.

While a lot of the banners are just logos, I think they’re still worth checking out.  Also, it’s important to note that the posters/displays change during the week so you never know when something cool will premiere.  Hit the jump for posters/banners for a ton of movies including James Bond Skyfall, Dark Shadows, Moonrise Kingdom, Sparkle, That’s My Boy, Sinister, The Amazing Spider-Man, House at the End of the Street, The Host, Battleship, Looper, Step Up Revolution, Ted, Sinister, Here Comes the Boom, and so many more.

TOP 5: ANCHORMAN 2, WRATH OF THE TITANS, Debut of our Podcast THE COLLISION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in Lego Form, Trailer Recap

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Last week presented me with the first opportunity I’ve had in a while to catch two movies in a theater within 24 hours of one another (cue the scoffing of real cinephiles). While I’ll sure that I’ll be hammered for that previous statement when it comes time to renew my movie blogger certification, the truth is that, in the small market I call home, only the most mainstream of the mainstream films ever make it to the silver screen. So, with that said, I’d just like to thank the creative forces behind 21 Jump Street and The Hunger Games for giving me the opportunity to spend 1/6 of a day at the movies with films that, while drastically different in almost every conceivable metric, were solid from beginning to end.

Moving on, in this week’s installment the Top 5 is offering modest coverage of Anchorman 2‘s forward progress, Wrath of the Titans interviews with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, director Jonathan Liebesman and more, the debut of our new podcast, The Collision, The Dark Knight Rises trailer in Lego form, and a recap of some of the week’s top trailers. Per usual, you can find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.

Director Mark Tonderai HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Interview

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After seeing the trailer for the thriller House at the End of the Street, opening in theaters on September 21st, I’m certainly intrigued by the mood and feel of it, the fact that it clearly relies on scares more than gore, and that it stars The Hunger Games superstar Jennifer Lawrence. Telling the story of a newly divorced woman (Elisabeth Shue) who moves into a dream house with her daughter (Lawrence), they learn that the small, upscale, rural town that they’re living in has a chilling secret. When startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, they get pulled deeper and deeper into a mystery more dangerous than they ever could have imagined.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, director Mark Tonderai (Hush) talked about how happy he is with the glimpses that were given to tease audiences with the trailer, how he came to direct this film, auditioning Jennifer Lawrence for quite possibly the last time in her career, why he wanted to go for a PG-13 rating, how much the film changed from the original script, and that he thinks the film will surprise a lot of people because it’s not what you’d expect. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

First Trailer for HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Starring Jennifer Lawrence

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When your lead actress’ new movie scores $155 million on opening weekend, it’s probably best to capitalize on promoting her next feature.  Jennifer Lawrence is the woman of the hour after The Hunger Games, and Relativity is capitalizing on that hour by releasing the first trailer for her new movie House at the End of the Street.  Lawrence plays a young woman who moves with her mother to a new house that’s next door to the home where a grizzly murder took place years before.  The trailer plays the major beats of the movie in reverse order, which makes the plot intriguing, but also confusing.  After watching it, I don’t know if the entire movie is in reverse order (a la Memento) or just the trailer.  I’m fairly certain it’s only the trailer, but audiences may be left wondering if they’re seeing Memento but with horror and a sweaty, scared Jennifer Lawrence.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, and Gil BellowsHouse at the End of the Street opens September 21st.

New Images and a Fan Poster Featuring Jennifer Lawrence from HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET

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Fans of The Hunger Games, and particularly of star Jennifer Lawrence, will want to hit the jump to check out new images of the actress from her new horror/thriller, House at the End of the Street. Yesterday, we brought you the first image of Lawrence from the new movie and now we have two new images plus a pretty decent fan poster. Anything Lawrence-related is hot right now with The Hunger Games dominating the box-office, but anyone who’s seen Winter’s Bone knows that Lawrence has a long, long career ahead of her.

House at the End of the Street, directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush), stars Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue (Hollow Man) as a daughter and mother who have taken up residence next to a murder house in a new town. Lawrence befriends the murdered family’s only remaining survivor, played by Max Thieriot (Jumper), and discovers disturbing secrets within the confines of the house itself. House at the End of the Street opens September 21st. Hit the jump to check out the new images and poster.

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