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Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avengers: Age of Ultron Posts Second Highest Opening Weekend of All Time

Sunday, May. 03 2015, 03:02 PM

It didn't match lofty industry expectations, however the super hero jumbo-pack sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron still did colossal business and generated the second biggest opening weekend of all-time with an estimated $187.7M. That was 10% below the record $207.4M of its predecessor The Avengers from this same weekend in 2012, but ahead of every other movie in history as it kicked off another busy summer movie season.


Variety

Josh Trank Exits Star Wars Anthology Film

Friday, May. 01 2015, 05:40 PM

"Creative differences" strike again.


Rotten Tomatoes

Weekly Ketchup: Female Jump Street Spinoff and MIB Crossover Officially in the Works

Friday, May. 01 2015, 05:26 PM

This week's Ketchup covers ten top stories from the world of film development news, including stories about such movies as Death Note, Independence Day 2, Robotech, and Avatar 5.


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6 Summer Movies Off the Radar Worth Checking Out

Friday, May. 01 2015, 03:01 PM

Summertime is synonymous with the biggest, boldest movies that Hollywood has to offer. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but if you're in the mood for something off the beaten path, there are ample treasures to be found this season. Here are just a few of the smaller releases that we at Rotten Tomatoes think are worth your time.


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Parental Guidance: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Far from the Madding Crowd, and Paddington

Friday, May. 01 2015, 12:02 PM

This week, Christy gives us the lowdown on the big budget sequel to the Marvel behemoth The Avengers, the latest adaptation of a Thomas Hardy novel, and on DVD, the well-received adaptation of a beloved British children's book. Read on for details.


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The Chicago Critics Film Festival: Unique Films Chosen by the Critics

Friday, May. 01 2015, 11:33 AM

Two years ago, the Chicago Film Critics Association wanted to shine a spotlight on new films that its members felt were worthy of more recognition, and the Chicago Critics Film Festival was born. With guests ranging from Sarah Polley and David Wain to Dick Miller and William Friedkin, the fest has sought to highlight both veteran filmmakers and emerging talent, and it's the only one of its kind to be hosted and curated by members of a film critics organization. With the third annual CCFF kicking off today, RT interviewed Erik Childress, writer for eFilmcritic and WGN Radio and the founder of the festival, to find out how it came about and what its philosophy is.


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10 TV Shows Worth Binge-Watching in May

Friday, May. 01 2015, 11:06 AM

As the old saying goes, April showers bring May binge-watching, and you have plenty to choose from this month. From the sweeping gangster epic Boardwalk Empire now on DVD, to the zippy tech drama Halt and Catch Fire returning for season two, you can be sure to never glimpse a single petal of those May flowers!


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Seinfeld Is Coming to Hulu

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 05:18 PM

This week in TV news, Hulu is giving you nine seasons of Seinfeld while NBC wants you to binge-watch Aquarius. Plus, Roots heads for a re-boot, but Helix and Revenge reach the end of the line.


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Video: Learn How To Dress and Live from Iris

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 04:39 PM

In documentarian Albert Maysles film Iris, he illustrates how the life of fashionista Iris Apfel continues long past any trend on the runway. Grae Drake finds out how from the woman herself how to live life to the fullest, Iris-style.


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Critics Consensus: Avengers: Age of Ultron Is Certified Fresh

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 04:10 PM

This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: the hotly-anticipated Marvel superhero extravaganza Avengers: Age of Ultron, starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo. What do the critics have to say?


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Video: Carey Mulligan Is a Superhero

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 03:37 PM

Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen all star in Far From the Madding Crowd. It might seem on the surface like a period piece adapted from the Thomas Hardy novel (and it is), but Grae Drake thinks they were the first real-life superheroes.


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Video: Avengers: Age of Ultron Interviews

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 03:16 PM

Superheroes were out in force to talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron with Grae Drake. Director Joss Whedon and stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, James Spader, and Paul Bettany share what Hulk tastes like, Kevin Feige's true identity, and how paychecks help soften any kind of makeup hell you find yourself in.


Variety

Ouija 2 Is Coming Next Year

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 11:32 AM

Terrified teens tap into the supernatural once more on Oct. 21, 2016.


ScreenRant

Jurassic World Will Ignore Jurassic Park's Sequels

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 09:03 AM

And the original T. Rex will be back, too.


Variety

James Wan in Talks for Robotech

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 09:02 AM

The live-action adaptation of the animated series joins "Aquaman" on Wan's list of potential upcoming projects.


Collider.com

Kingsman Sequel Moves Forward at Fox

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 09:01 AM

Who will return for the follow-up?


Variety

Sony Plans Female-Led 21 Jump Street Spinoff

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 09:00 AM

"Broad City" writers Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs are working on the project.


Deadline Hollywood Daily

Netflix Serves Green Eggs and Ham

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 08:59 AM

Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer on the Seuss-inspired animated series.


Deadline Hollywood Daily

Aquarius' Entire First Season to Stream After Premiere Airs

Thursday, Apr. 30 2015, 08:55 AM

NBC is taking "the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before."


Rotten Tomatoes

12 Hidden Gems Starring the Avengers Cast

Wednesday, Apr. 29 2015, 03:15 PM

Everyone's going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend -- we think it's the law or something -- and although this sequel's inevitably massive grosses will definitely be partly driven by the prospect of witnessing the effects-assisted spectacle of a superhero team battling an evil robot, the outstanding ensemble cast definitely doesn't hurt. In honor of all these stars reuniting (with some terrific additions) to fight for the future of the human race, we've decided to dedicate this week's list to some lesser-seen critical highlights from their respective filmographies. Avengers assemble, Total Recall style!