‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Tickets Available on October 1st

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Tickets Available on October 1st
Andrew Asare - Entertainment Weekly

With only twelve weeks to go before release, Lionsgate announced Friday that tickets for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will go on sale starting October 1st, at 12p.m. ET / 9a.m. PT with advance movie tickets available through Fandango and MovieTickets.com.

I will probably go ahead and get mine on October 1st. I’ve made a reminder for myself on my calendar. Cannot wait! The film releases on November 22.

Also, I found this little tidbit fun:

The first installment broke records for advance ticket sales, outpacing the Twilight series.

Good. Somewhat famously, I didn’t hate the…

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Roberto Orci Is Sick of the Fan Criticism

Roberto Orci Is Sick of the Fan Criticism
Angie Han - /Film

Despite a robust Rotten Tomatoes score of 87%, Star Trek Into Darkness found quite a few detractors when it hit screens. Worse, many of them were longtime Star Trek fans who hated it enough to rank it the worst Star Trek movie of all time in a poll at a recent convention.

That negative reaction got Trek lover Joseph Dickerson thinking, and he penned a long essay calling the franchise “broken” and offering ideas on how to fix it. Where things got really interesting, though, was when Star Trek Into Darkness writer Roberto Orci personally got involved in the comments suggestion. Eventually, he…

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Katee Sackoff Has Been Talking to Marvel

Katee Sackoff Has Been Talking to Marvel
Germain Lussier - /Film

After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.

So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast ofRiddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee…

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More ‘Riddick’ On The Way?

More ‘Riddick’ On The Way?
Rob Keyes - ScreenRant

It took 10 years for a sequel to 2003′s Chronicles of Riddick to become a reality and the long journey to its theatrical release involved everything from licensing hurdles and scheduling conflicts to financial woes, but Vin Diesel and David Twohy’s passion for the character, and Diesel’s motivational social media fanbase helped make the project a reality.

In what Diesel himself describes as a “miracle,” Riddick is back and the star hopes it’s not just a one-shot and that it’s the beginning of a continuation of the film franchise.

In our full Riddick interview with David Twohy, the writer…

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Riddick Sees His Way to The Box Office

Riddick Sees His Way to The Box Office

Given the distinct lack of competition, this is hardly surprising. Still, Riddick wasn’t a terrible film so it’s not entirely undeserved either. Some of these other films on this list though… let’s just say that the pickings are a bit slim.

#1 — Riddick

‚ÄčBudget: $38 Million
Totals: $18.6 M, Weekend and Current Domestic / $7.4 M, Foreign / $26 M, Worldwide
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In terms of story and filmmaking skill, this is easily the best film in the series. It’s well paced, has a good story, really makes us care for Riddick, and doesn’t get mired down with either the horror genre, or the…

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Deny All The Rumors!

Deny All The Rumors!

TJ takes a look back at the box office glumness that was last weekend. He mentions the removing of Bob Peterson from the role of director on Pixar’s upcoming ‘The Good Dinosaur’, which is a little worrisome. Next TJ highly recommends you take the time to watch Kevin Spacey’s comments about Netflix, Pilots, and ‘House of Cards’. Of course there’s lots of rumors circulating about Benedict Cumberbatch being involved in ‘Star Wars VII’. His reps do, of course, deny all. Speaking of denials, Bryan Cranston has also denied all rumors about having been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’. TJ also reviewed the film ‘Closed Circuit’ this week and talked about it on The MovieByte Podcast with Chad. Neither of them liked the film very much. Also, apparently Batman needs a love interest for his upcoming appearance in ‘Man of Steel 2’. Will Smith might be in ‘Independence Day 2’ after all. And also, Roland Emmerich doesn’t care much about the ‘Stargate’ fans he might tick off in discarding all the history and world building of the ‘Stargate’ franchise since his initial film in 1994. And of course, TJ talks about what you might like to see this weekend.

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The ‘Robocop’ Trailer Is Here

The ‘Robocop’ Trailer Is Here

“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” This new Robocop film, which is a remake of the 1987 film staring Peter Weller as the man in the Robocop suit. The film is directed by José Padiha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Abby Cornish.

The obvious drive of the plot, or at least the one they are letting us in on, is that there is a war between the man and the machine, between him and the system. Who’s in control. who’s making the decisions? This is the obvious takeaway from this trailer.

Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes

Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes
Angie Han - /Film

Now the iconic British character is being reimagined yet again, this time by an iconic British actor. Ian McKellen will play a retired Sherlock Holmes for Bill Condon‘s A Slight Trick of the Mind, based on the novel by Mitch Cullin.

According to the official announcement from Icon/AI Films, Slight Trick of the Mind will shoot next April in the U.K. Jeffrey Hatcher (Stage Beauty) is writing the screenplay. 

Well… huh. Apparently there is a series of books out there about an elderly Sherlock Holmes. Who knew, right?

Roland Emmerich to Stargate Fans: “Drop Dead”

Roland Emmerich to Stargate Fans: “Drop Dead”
Darren - Gateworld.net

Yeah, okay, my headline is a bit harsh, but that’s the way I heard it.

Roland Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original 1994 film, is optimistic that the pitch for a rebooted Stargate movie trilogy will go forward. But in a new interview with Digital Spy, he did not say that the studio has officially given the project a green light — contrary to what online news outlets are suggesting today.

We know that Emmerich and co-writer Dean Devlin haven’t given up on their hopes of a big-budget movie trilogy — which was their original plan before MGM acquired the rights to Stargate and…

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Alan Taylor to Direct Next ‘Terminator’ Film

Alan Taylor to Direct Next ‘Terminator’ Film
Drew Taylor - The Playlist

Alan Taylor has officially claimed the iron throne. The “Game of Thrones” director, whose big-budget Marvelproject “Thor: The Dark World” opens this fall (the footage we saw at D23 was officially “quite good”), has been named the director of the next “Terminator” film from Annapurna Pictures and Paramount. The next entry in the time traveling cyborgs franchise is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2015, along with every other huge movie ever.

Yeah, here’s the thing though:

The new “Terminator” feature, which doesn’t have a name or even a subtitle yet, is being written by James…

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