Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:54:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Astonishing New Jurassic World Trailer Debuts Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:54:37 +0000 A new trailer for Jurassic World, the long-awaited fourth film in the Jurassic Park series, has been released (see above) and it looks like we may actually be treated to a film worthy of the original. We can only hope that  it will be able to scrub the memories of The Lost World and Jurassic Park III out of our collective minds.

Jurassic WorldThe film stars Chris Pratt and that is all you really need to know before you decide whether you should be excited about this movie. It also helps that it looks like it’s not going to burden itself with tricky, insipid, explanatory plot devices and is just going to deliver a lot of ass-kicking dinosaur action. I’m thinking this one deserves the benefit of the doubt based on this first trailer. What do you think?


JURASSIC WORLD: Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. In addition to Chris Pratt, the film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Judy Greer.

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JURASSIC WORLD will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015!

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Wild Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:11:15 +0000 Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Wild starring Reese Witherspoon.

WildFor your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film Wild at the Maple Art Theater in Bloomfield, Michigan on Monday, December 8th at 7:00PM, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

You can also enter the #LifeisWILD contest for a chance to win a trip to Portland, REI gear, and Danner hiking boots! Just visit the contest here!


WILD: Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. (FOX SEARCHLIGHT) This film is rated R.

WILD will be released in the Detroit area on Friday, December 12th!

Enter the contest by clicking here!

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of EMPIRE Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:53 +0000 Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of the pilot of the new television show EMPIRE starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

EMPIREFor your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the pilot episode of EMPIRE at the Emagine Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00PM, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page.

But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

As an added bonus, all those in attendence will receive free pop and pocorn compliments of EMPIRE!


EMPIRE: From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Game Change), comes EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife (Taraji P. Henson) all battle for his throne.

EMPIRE premieres on FOX in January 2015!

Enter the contest by clicking here!

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Box Office Weekend: Mockingjay Has Biggest Opening of 2014 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:37:50 +0000 While it may be strange to think that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 failed to live up to the financial openings of the previous two films, it did not stop it from being the biggest box office opening weekend of 2014. At an estimated $123 million, it trounced the big four Marvel entries of the year, the reboot of Godzilla, and even Transformers: Age of Extinction, though it has yet to release budget numbers for reasons unknown. With numbers like that, it is well on its way to being the highest grosser of the year, if its numbers hold (even if it is getting slightly less critical praise than the previous entries).

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1Comparatively, the rest of the competition could barely tread water, despite not doing all that poorly compared to the previous week. Big Hero 6 (estimated $20.1 million) came back against Dumb and Dumber To (which fell to fourth with an estimated $13.8 million), while Interstellar continues to dig in with an estimated $15.1 million. Both Big Hero 6 and Interstellar are going strong to break even domestically (with Interstellar already a smash success in the overseas market), while Dumb and Dumber To and its $57.5 million will likely fall short of Dumb and Dumber in total earnings, but it has far and away surpassed the very ill-received Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, even if its unreported budget suggests the movie cost way more than they would like to admit.

Little else made much in the way of big waves. Gone Girl and its estimated $2.8 million barely registered on its substantial $156.8 million total, while Beyond the Lights scraped past a $7 million budget thanks to an estimated $2.6 million. St. Vincent and its estimated $2.4 million are still mysteries with an unreported budget, Fury and its estimated $1.9 million represent a minor success bolstered by overseas take, and Birdman climbs the charts but drops in revenue with an estimated $1.9 million. Finally, The Theory of Everything, the biopic of Stephen Hawking starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking, pushed its way onto the top ten in its third week of release, nabbing an estimated $1.5 million in only a handful of theaters.

Weekend Box Office (November 21st – November 23rd)

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1…$123 million
  2. Big Hero 6…$20.1 million
  3. Interstellar…$15.1 million
  4. Dumb and Dumber To…$13.8 million
  5. Gone Girl…$2.8 million
  6. Beyond the Lights…$2.6 million
  7. St. Vincent…$2.4 million
  8. Fury…$1.9 million
  9. Birdman…$1.9 million
  10. The Theory of Everything…$1.5 million
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Box Office Weekend: America Loves Dumb Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:40:53 +0000 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returned to the big screen 20 years later with Dumb and Dumber To, to most critics’ chagrin. Still, for such a late-coming sequel, it did remarkably well, its estimated opening of $38.1 million more than doubled the original film’s opening weekend (whether it comes close to topping Dumb and Dumber’s $127.2 million domestic gross, though, is the real test). It held tight over big draws Big Hero 6 (estimated $36 million) and Interstellar (estimated $29.2 million), both of which have done well both here and abroad (though Interstellar has done much better worldwide, grossing over $329.1 million in all).

Dumb and Dumber ToWhile nothing else on the board picked up over $10 million, critics and audiences were very happy with Beyond the Lights. The romantic drama only made an estimated $6.5 million in its debut, however, and is currently the lowest earning film in the top ten; it cannot hold a candle to Gone Girl in overall take, an estimated $4.6 million adding even more to a rousing $152.7 million domestic total. St. Vincent and its estimated $4 million, on the other hand, has led to a domestic total of $33.3 million that may or may not be decent for another Weinstein Company production; whether its unreported budget has been bested or not, it is the independent company’s third highest grossing domestic film that played through 2014 as of this date.

Speaking of successes, Fury managed to battle its way against the odds to profitability with an estimated $3.8 million helping push things along, while Nightcrawler (estimated $3 million) made a smash upon the revelation of its very low budget, making $25 million from an $8.5 million investment. So too did Ouija, its estimated $3 million almost enough to cover its costs on its own, let alone the $48.1 million its made in the meantime. At the bottom, Birdman, after spending five weeks in limited release and struggling to make the top ten, finally made it this week. With an estimated $2.5 million, it may take the film a little extra flapping to become profitable, but with rave critical reviews it just might be able to pull it off (plus some help from overseas business).

Weekend Box Office (November 14th – November 16th)

  1. Dumb and Dumber To…$38.1 million
  2. Big Hero 6…$36 million
  3. Interstellar…$29.2 million
  4. Beyond the Lights…$6.5 million
  5. Gone Girl…$4.6 million
  6. St. Vincent…$4 million
  7. Fury…$3.8 million
  8. Nightcrawler…$3 million
  9. Ouija…$3 million
  10. Birdman…$2.5 million
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