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'Steve Jobs' is such a box-office bomb, it's made only as much as Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs'


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In a sign that most audiences just don't want to watch movies about Steve Jobs, box-office numbers show that the new movie about the Apple cofounder, "Steve Jobs," from acclaimed director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is on par with the numbers for the 2013 critical dud "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher as the tech figure.

Though "Steve Jobs" looked to come out of the starting gate strong with a limited run that brought in $2.2 million over two weeks in 60 screens, the film took in only $7.1 million in its first weekend nationwide. "Jobs" took in $6.7 million in its first weekend of wide release. ("Steve Jobs" has yet to open overseas.)

"Steve Jobs" has a box-office gross of $14.7 million in its fourth week in theaters. "Jobs" hit $14.8 million in its third week.

This isn't good news for Universal, which released "Steve Jobs" with hopes that it would be one of its big titles to ride into award season.

"Steve Jobs" will most likely earn more than "Jobs" ($34 million worldwide) by the end of its run, especially if it gets some big award-season nominations, which always bump up the box-office tally. But this will probably make studio executives hesitant about signing on for any more Jobs-related projects.

ashton kutcher as steve jobsWhen Business Insider spoke with Sorkin before the film opened, he noted: "If you lined up 10 writers and asked them to each write a movie about Steve Jobs, you'll get 10 different and good movies. We're well on our way to proving that, by the way."

The "good movies" line certainly is up for debate, but Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak, a media measurement company, told the The Hollywood Reporter that we shouldn't be surprised by the disappointing performance of "Steve Jobs."

"Often sophisticated, intellectually charged movies like 'Steve Jobs' have a tough time gaining huge acceptance by a general audience — they play well in the major cities and among the intelligentsia and then have a tougher time gaining acceptance in wide release," he said.

One example is the performance of another Jobs movie also out now, Alex Gibney's documentary "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine." Released by Magnolia Pictures, it has done a per-screen average similar to the other Jobs films while staying in limited release (the film will air on CNN next year).

Steve Jobs Man in the Machine Magnolia PicturesWhen "Steve Jobs" went wide in 2,500 screens, it had a per-screen average of $2,850. "Jobs," wide at 2,400 screens, did $2,820 per screen. Gibney's Jobs film, in only 68 screens, did $2,686. To date, it has made $493,000.

With Gibney's film costing considerably less than either Jobs narrative film, it looks as if "The Man in the Machine" has the right Jobs formula so far.

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Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' trailer tours a Chicago torn apart by gang violence


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Spike Lee uses the mass epidemic of gun-related deaths in Chicago as the backdrop of his latest movie, "Chi-Raq," which is a modern-day retelling of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata."

In the play, written by Aristophanes, one woman attempts to end the Peloponnesian War by convincing the women around her to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace.

Lee takes that idea and places it in current Chicago, where, the trailer tells us, the homicides have surpassed the death toll of American forces in Iraq.

The film has an all-star cast that includes Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Dave Chappelle, and Samuel L. Jackson, who, if the trailer indicates correctly, will be our narrator through the film.

Watch the trailer below. "Chi-Raq" opens December 4 in theaters and on Amazon. It's Amazon's first feature film production to be released in theaters.


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Richard Kind, who played Bing Bong in 'Inside Out,' even cried doing his final scene


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“Inside Out” quickly became Pixar’s latest hit, getting universal acclaim from critics and becoming one of the highest-grossing animated movies of the year (“Minions” has just edged out the movie for top grosser worldwide).

A big reason for its success is the clever story in which we watch the personified emotions of young Riley (Joy, Fear, Sadness, Anger, Disgust) trying to cope with her move to San Francisco.

But many also left the theater with a new "core memory": Bing Bong, the lovable imaginary friend of Riley’s that’s part elephant, part cat, and part cotton candy.

Bing Bong was voiced by veteran character actor Richard Kind. This is the fifth time he’s lent his voice to a Pixar film, and this time he felt that Bing Bong was going to be special, even if no one else did.

“We were doing early screenings and Bing Bong didn’t get as many laughs as I thought the character deserved,” Kind recently told Business Insider. “I think the wit came out and not the ha-ha funny. I worried about that.”

Richard Kind Brad Barket GettyBut Pixar quickly caught on to Bing Bong's appeal. The company decided to keep the character under wraps during promotion of the film's release, as not to overexpose the potentially popular character.

Kind said he understood the decision, which led to him not doing any press around the release, but there was one thing that upset him.

“I did not go to the Cannes Film Festival,” said Kind, who was left out when the rest of the cast traveled to the South of France for the film's screening there in May. “I got to tell you it’s a heartbreaker. How often am I going to be in a movie that goes to Cannes? And I would go on someone else’s dime!”

The upside is that the reaction to the character since “Inside Out” opened is beyond what Kind could've imagined. He says that when people at a party or on the street realize he's the voice of Bing Bong, all they talk about is how emotional they got during the character's final scene, when Bing Bong helps Joy get out of the memory dump by staying behind.

Kind admits he got choked up doing the scene.

“I knew what that moment was, and all I wanted to do was be perfect,” said Kind, who recorded the character in eight sessions over two years. “I wanted to do it over and over. I think subliminally you can see the tears that I had. Because I was crying when I was doing it. I remember standing very close to the monitor and wanting to reach out to Joy when Bing Bong says, ‘Give me your hand, I got a good feeling about this.’”

inside out bing bong memory dump“I wanted it to feel like I knew something good and wonderful is going to happen. It just made me sob. But I wanted to feel perfect when I did the line. I wanted to feel what the audience was going to feel.”

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Here’s how much it costs to live like James Bond in real life



It's no secret that James Bond lives a dangerous yet luxurious lifestyle, but how much would he actually have to pay for all of those stylish clothes and cars?  

We took a look at a closer look at some of the products featured in the new film, "Spectre," to find out how much money it cost to be just like 007.

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AMC theaters ban lightsabers at 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' screenings


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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" screenings are sure to bring out two things: people in absolutely maddening droves, and cosplayers in all their "Star Wars" finery. But, once again, those creative dressers have been dealt a blow by a major movie theater chain.

The AMC theaters webpage for the film includes a strict warning for all those eager cosplayers. They forewarn moviegoers that anything that can be construed as an actual weapon (or, perhaps, hide one) is off limits at screenings. As are any costumes that hide the wearer’s face. They then go one to specify that blasters and Darth Vader masks are exactly the kinds of no-nos they mean.

You know there are some people who were already crafting the perfect mask and blaster-filled costumes for everyone at their screening to geek out over. There’s no doubt that people are going to be very upset by this news. Late last month word came down from Cinemark theaters that they were committing to a similar policy. That one, however, also requires fans to leave their face painting fervor and lightsabers behind. And folks are already pissed about that order. It’s even possible that people who hadn’t gotten tickets by the time that edict came down decided to get tickets from AMC because of it, and now tons of those fans are likely to be disappointed again.

Cosplay is a big deal for some people, and it’s easy to understand how dressing up as your favorite characters can help fans enjoy their experiences with certain popular properties even more. It can be a fantastic way to sport your creativity, honor what you love, and have fun like a little kid again, which most of us rarely get to do. Not to mention the fun benefits of watching everyone come out in their creative best. There are, though, some obviously practical fears involved with these new rules.

Shootings have become a new threat that theater owners must address in some way. While the incidents are blessedly low at this point, whenever it happens everyone, everywhere, gets scared and for very good reason. Aside from adding metal detectors and bag checks (and both are either already being done or being considered by many theaters) what else can they do but limit this kind of thing when big films that inspire cosplay come around?

The fact is that no one wants to be nervous about sitting in a crowded movie theater, but that’s probably happening more often than not these days. If the annoyed cosplayers take a step back from their "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie going dreams, they’ll probably see that this is a good move by theater owners.

So, will the screening be less fun? For some people, I’m sure. But, overall, having a couple of rules to follow never hurt anybody. If anything, these restrictions will make the creation happy cosplayers turn up in even more original costumes than ever. And, that sounds like an additional reason to turn up on opening day to me.


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A new theme park is going to have 'Hunger Games' rides — here's what they'll look like


Lionsgate Entertainment wants to cash in on their hit movies and turn them into a Disneyland of sorts.

According to the New York Times, two parks are planned: one in the US (outside of Atlanta), and one in China.

While you'll be able to visit attractions based on movies like "Step Up" and "Now You See Me," the real reason to go is for the "Hunger Games" themed rides. Planned "Hunger Games" attractions are a roller coaster that will resemble the movies' Capitol trains, and a simulator that will take people on a "hovercraft ride" over the dystopian Panem, which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) calls home.

But no, you won't be participating in any actual Hunger Games.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how 'Star Wars' lightsabers could actually work


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lightsabers are a novel idea. They're lightweight, portable, and their laser-like beams can cut through just about anything. Unfortunately, the reality isn't so simple. Astrophysicist and "StarTalk Radio" host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the fictional blade would work in real life.

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10 stunning 'Star Wars' fan theories about what'll happen in 'The Force Awakens'


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There are less than two months until the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and still little is known about the characters' origins or any major plot points (thanks no doubt to Disney's anti-spoiler strategy).

With every new set photo or teaser, rumors begin to circulate around the internet, some with a basis of truth and others merely speculation. But nothing will stop fans of the series from spreading their ideas and trying to guess the film's secrets.

The seventh installment in the "Star Wars" franchise takes place 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and features original cast members reprising their roles, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, as well as new characters portrayed by Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver.   

None of these theories will be confirmed until the film's December 18 release, but here are 10 fan predictions making their way around the web:

(Warning: potential spoilers in case any of these turn out to be true.)

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Rey is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia

Proponents of this theory reference the Extended Universe book series in which Han and Leia get married and have twins, a boy and a girl. Following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, it was decided that the film sequels would be original stories, but this still hasn't deterred fans from speculating on this rumor.

Director J.J. Abrams also told Entertainment Weekly that the exclusion of last names for both Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) was intentional, which further fuels the fan fire. 

During the Star Wars Celebration in April, Ridley revealed that her character is a scavenger currently living on a desert planet named Jakku, but that was about all she could say.


Kylo Ren and Rey are siblings

Following stories established in the Extended Universe, some fans believe that if Rey is Han and Leia's daughter, then Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is her brother, possibly her twin. In the same series, the son does turn to the dark side, while the daughter stays on the light side of the Force.

Abrams also revealed that Kylo Ren isn't the villain's real name. Since we don't know anything about his lineage, there are a number of possibilities.

Darth Vader returns

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams revealed that Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader, even basing his mask design on that of Vader. "[Ren] is well aware of what’s come before," the director said, "and that’s very much a part of the story of the film.”

This obsession has led some fans to speculate that Kylo Ren is working on a way to bring Darth Vader back, possibly through cloning.  Clones are a familiar part of the "Star Wars" universe, so it's a plausible idea, but chances are he's more just inspired by the villain since he does say, "I will finish what you started," in the full trailer.

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Angelina Jolie says her new movie was inspired by the death of her mother from cancer


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One of the biggest wild cards of the holiday movie season is the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt relationship drama “By the Sea.”

Out in theaters November 13, this intimate look at a couple struggling with their relationship, played by Jolie and Pitt, was written and directed by Jolie herself.

With the film having its world premiere at AFI FEST on Thursday, we’ll know soon if the film looks to be able to grab awards nominations for Jolie, like her last directing effort, 2014’s “Unbroken,” or if it’s seen as a vanity project by the couple soon to be forgotten.

One thing we do know is Jolie’s inspiration for making it, and it may surprise you.

Marcheline Bertrand Angelina Jolie Kevork Djansezian APAs this video exclusive to Entertainment Weekly and People shows, the challenges of marriage are just the surface of the film. For Jolie, the focus is how people deal with loss.

“I wrote ‘By the Sea’ because I wanted to explore grief,” Jolie said in the video. “Much of the film and my character is very much about my mother, and my feelings about my mother.”

Jolie’s mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56. Bertrand and actor Jon Voight are the parents of Jolie. In 1976, they separated and Jolie, along with her brother, went to live with Bertrand.

Jolie had always been close to her mother. She said once in a “60 Minutes” interview that Bertrand "was grace incarnate. I will never be as good a mother as she was."

In 2013, Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer. She also had her ovaries removed for risk of cancer. Following the surgeries, she wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about her decision, and said: “I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”

Jolie says in the video that she hopes “By the Sea” will cause audiences to leave the theater still thinking about what they just saw.

“Everybody in the film represents a different way of addressing grief,” she said. “Some have yet to experience it, some are able to come to terms with it, and some are overwhelmed by it.”

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Why the new James Bond may have a tough time hitting box-office goals


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The 24th film in the 007 franchise, “Spectre,” is off to an impressive start. It's broken records in the UK, but there will need to be a lot more cash brought in to break even.

Variety has crunched the numbers, and according to the trade publication, the film will have to make $650 million to turn a profit.

Now, that may sound like a layup given that over the summer movies like “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7,” “Minions,” and “Age of Ultron” all made over $1 billion worldwide. But the last Bond movie, “Skyfall,” was the only one in the franchise’s history to gross over $650 million ($1.1 billion worldwide).

In fact, no Bond film before “Skyfall” ever cracked the $600 million mark.

daniel craig james bond skyfallSony and the franchise’s backers, MGM and Eon Productions, are doing everything they can in promotion and distribution to get their money back. “Spectre” will open in over 3,900 locations in the US and over 60 foreign markets beginning Friday.

Many are predicting the film to make $60-80 million in the US this weekend. The opening weekend tally for "Skyfall" was $88.4 million. It’s unlikely that “Spectre” will hit that mark as it will be up against “The Peanuts Movie," which is projected to earn around $40 million ("Skyfall" was up against relatively light competition).

With heat from Snoopy and company, along with the fact that critics are not as excited about “Spectre” as they were about “Skyfall” (it’s currently ranked at 66% on Rotten Tomatoes), Mr. Bond has a challenging road ahead. But it’s not just box office receipts any franchise lives on. Income from TV deals and home entertainment sales will also help Bond's backers hit their goal — and help Bond live on.

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Check out Johnny Depp and dazzling visuals in first trailer for 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'


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We return to the magical "Underland” in the first trailer for “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland.

Directed by James Bobin, the film sees Mia Wasikowska return as Alice, who enters the magical looking glass to go on a quest to help the Mad Hatter (played once more by Johnny Depp).

alice through looking glassAnne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter also come back, along with a new addition in Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the character Time.

As with the previous film, expect incredible 3D effects and some ornate costumes.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in theaters May 27, 2016.

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Here's what James Bond's résumé would look like if he had one


Ever wonder how you would stack up to James Bond in a job search?

Sure, he's survived 4,662 shots and has the ability to romance the most beautiful women in the world — but MI6, the British secret intelligence service, has gone on record saying they wouldn't hire the fictional Secret Service agent due to his lack of emotional intelligence, and a study from the British Medical Journal found that Bond is a functioning alcoholic, averaging 92 drinks per week. So the competition might not be as fierce as you'd think.

Of course, Bond is a fictional character (who tends to work alone anyway), but if he ever were to step into our world and apply for a job, Kickresume.com put together a fun graphic of what his résumé might look like:

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Michael Keaton's 'Spotlight' is almost certain to get a Best Picture nomination — here's why you should see it



This year's Toronto International Film Festival presented us with Oscar-worthy films like the gritty Netflix movie "Beasts of No Nation" and the heart-wrenching "Room," which at the very least will garner nominations for its lead actors.

But one movie this year that has all the makings for a run at the Best Picture prize is Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" (out in theaters Friday).

Based on the Boston Globe's 2002 work in the Massachusetts Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal— the uncovering of the alleged child molestation cover-up by the city's local Catholic archdiocese — it's the kind of well-crafted story Academy members gravitate toward.

A big reason for its success is the ensemble cast McCarthy compiled, which includes Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, and Billy Crudup.

The film has an "All the President's Men" vibe to it as we follow the Globe's investigative department, Spotlight. Spotlight is the oldest, continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the US, headed by Robby Robinson (Keaton) in the movie. The paper's new editor, Marty Baron (Schreiber), assigns Spotlight a follow-up piece on a column the paper wrote about a priest who was allegedly caught molesting a child decades earlier.

At first the follow-up is thought to be just a good chase. But reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Michael Rezendes (Ruffalo) discover that this is far from "a few bad apples in the bunch." They begin talking to victims and a tenacious lawyer (Tucci) who represents them. Soon, the Spotlight team discovers that close to 90 priests in the Boston area have been "relocated" or put on "sick leave" after the Catholic Church discovered they were sexually molesting children.


The biggest challenge with these kind of dramatic, newsroom-focused stories is finding the action that keeps the audience involved. But "Spotlight" does this well.

"Spotlight" accomplishes what films like "All the President's Men,""The Insider," and "Good Night, and Good Luck" did so well. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at a story that general audiences know a lot about thanks to years of constant news coverage on the subject, and it brings on actors who lift the stakes through their performances of scenes set in mundane meeting rooms, doorsteps, and back-alleys.

Though all the actors bring their A-game, standouts in the movie are Ruffalo and Keaton.

Keaton is no stranger to the newsroom. He was perfect as an editor of a New York tabloid in Ron Howard's "The Paper" in 1994. Here he's the Boston native who slowly realizes he'll have to ask a lot of tough questions of people he's known for most of his life to get to the bottom of the story.

Ruffalo, who plays the tenacious reporter Rezendes, is a go-getter so engrossed in his career that his marriage is falling apart. Even when he can step away, say for a jog, he finds himself right back at the newsroom.

Don't be surprised if either — perhaps both — get nominations on Oscar night.

McCarthy, who you'd recognize as an actor in countless movies (a memorable one is playing Dr. Bob in the "Meet the Parents" movies), has had success as a director in the past with indie titles "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor." But "Spotlight"— he also co-wrote the screenplay — is a well-crafted, easy-to-understand drama that shows his elevation as a storyteller. There could be an Oscar nomination in his future as well.

"Spotlight" opens in theaters November 6.

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The internet thinks it's found Channing Tatum in the new 'The Hateful Eight' trailer


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Channing Tatum hasn't hidden the fact that he's in Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, "The Hateful Eight" (out Christmas Day). But who he plays has been kept a secret.

Well, maybe until now. 

The latest trailer for "Hateful Eight" just dropped and the internet believes that it has spotted Tatum. 


The tweets are referencing a shot in the trailer in which a group of men come out of the cold into the stagecoach stopover the main characters (played by Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen) are staying in during a blizzard. 

Here's a full shot from the scene and the person suspected to be Tatum:

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Are the Internet sleuths right? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself:

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Amy Winehouse biopic is in the works with Noomi Rapace to star



Amy Winehouse's tragic life story is getting the biopic treatment.

Noomi Rapace is in talks to portray the soulful singer in a movie titled simply Amy Winehouse that will be written and directed by Irish filmmaker Kristen Sheridan.   

Alexandra Whitlin is producing the project, for which CAA is in the process of arranging financing and packaging. Sources say it is not being shopped at the American Film Market. 

Talks are also underway with Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who handles her estate, to obtain music rights.

Winehouse's debut album Frank was a critical success, but it was her 2006 sophomore album, "Back to Black," that catapulted the soulful British recording artist to international success and shone a light into her personal life, one filled with drug and alcohol use as well as the abusive relationship with her boyfriend-turned husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

"Back to Black" garnered the artist five Grammy nominations and three wins, including awards for best new artist, record of the year and song of the year for her hit single "Rehab." Winehouse’s success is credited for helping open the door to other soulful artists such as Adele.

Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. After her death, "Back to Black" continued to sell and has since become the U.K.'s second best selling album of the 21st century with over 20 million copies sold to date.

Winehouse’s life was already laid forth in "Amy," the documentary that premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and is one of the best reviewed movies of the year. A24 released the movie domestically in July. Mitch Winehouse, however, has spoken against the documentary.

Rapace is the Swedish actress who broke out with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and has starred in movies such as "Prometheus" and "Child 44." She is talks to star opposite Christian Bale in a biopic of Enzo Ferrari. She is repped by CAA and Magnolia Entertainment.

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Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan gets his wish and sees 'Force Awakens' a month early


han the force awakensDaniel Fleetwood is holding all the secrets to the new "Star Wars" movie.

The terminally ill fan has been granted his wish to see "The Force Awakens" early, according to his family.

A campaign for the wish recently got the support of cast members, and the hashtag #forcefordaniel went viral. Fleetwood has spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer, and had been told by doctors in July that he had two months to live.

Disney set up a private screening just for Fleetwood.

"Daniel just finished watching an unedited version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!" Fleetwood's wife Ashley posted to Facebook Thursday. "We would like to thank the awesomely talented JJ Abrams for calling us yesterday to tell us Danjel was getting his wish granted!"

To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers: Daniels final dream was just granted!!! Today...

Posted by Ashley Fleetwood on Thursday, November 5, 2015

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The Japanese 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer is out and packed with awesome new footage


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It was only a matter of time before more "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" footage leaked. It's here, and there's a lot of it.

The Japanese trailer for "The Force Awakens" has made it online, and it has all kinds of new glimpses of the film you didn't see in the American clips out so far.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) is asked, "Who are you?" and says, "I'm no one." We see her roaming her desert planet with the ever popular BB-8.

We also see the dark side of the Force using flamethrowers and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) talking to an empty, melted Darth Vader mask. "I will fulfill our destiny," he says. "I will finish what you started."

And there's a whole lot of rumbling: the Millennium Falcon being chased around the galaxy, and Rey inching away from Kylo Ren's cross lightsaber.

Watch the trailer while you can:

Some smart movie fans pointed out that one shot in particular looked like a reference to "Apocalypse Now."

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The latest James Bond movie, 'Spectre,' beat out 'Skyfall' in its first US screenings with $5.25 million


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James Bond's 24th trip to theaters kicked off at 7 p.m. Thursday night as "Spectre" earned  $5.25 million from 3,221 locations in previews.

Daniel Craig's reprises his role as 007 in the latest installment, which also sees Sam Mendes returning to the helm. The action film follows Bond as he travels the globe attempting to uncover a sinister organization.

The Sony and MGM film, which also stars Christoph Waltz as the villain and new Bond girls Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, is tracking to gross $70 million to $75 million domestically (although some insiders think it could come in at $80 million).

"Spectre"'s Thursday night take is ahead of previous Bond film "Skyfall," which earned $4.6 million during Thursday night previews in 2012. It went on to earn $88.4 million in its debut, a series best.

"The Peanuts Movie," based on Charles M. Schulz's famous comic strip, didn't have any Thursday night previews, but will open wide Friday. The Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios project, directed by Steve Martino, is tracking to open in the $40 million to $44 million range.

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New Spider-Man star Tom Holland shows off his amazing training regimen on Instagram


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19-year-old English actor Tom Holland looks to be hard at work as he prepares for his role as the latest Spider-Man.

Best known for starring in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in London in 2008, he found international attention when he was named the new Peter Parker in June. And he beat out some stiff competition of rising young actors to do so.

Recently, the actor posted video on Instagram of some of the gymnastic moves he's doing to train for the role. 

With skills like these he might not even need a stuntman for his action scenes (though Sony will certainly want a professional to do them and keep its new star out of harm's way).

The studio will release its next Spider-Man movie, currently untitled, on July 28, 2017. The franchise is looking for a fresh start following two previous films with Andrew Garfield as the lead, which didn't do as much business or have as much excitement from fans as the ones with Tobey Maguire in the suit. 

Here's hoping Holland will be allowed to showcase these moves without the help of CGI.

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