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Oh Hollywood

The Final Book In The Divergent Trilogy Will Be Split Into Two Films

News like this always makes me think of a quote from the movie Contact: “Why build one when you can have two at twice the price?”

As with The Hunger Games and the Twilight saga, Lionsgate/Summit has made plans to split the third book in the Divergent trilogy in twain. Allegiant, Part 1 is on track for release on March 18, 2016, with Part 2 hitting theaters March 24, 2017. Though Divergent didn’t open as strongly as its predecessors, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger are confident that the tetralogy model will be a success once again.


Officially Official

To No One’s Surprise, Frozen Is Now The Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Of All Time

$1.072 billion to date. That’s billion with a B.

Four months and two Academy Awards after its release, Frozen has officially surpassed Toy Story 3 as the top-grossing animated film to date. This makes it the first billion-dollar movie to come out of Disney Animation Studios. I’d say that’s worth building a few snowmen over.


Officially Official

Divergent Leads The Box Office This Weekend, Is Officially Getting A Sequel

I think it’s fair to say at this point that moviegoers are totally cool with female-led action films.

The weekend isn’t over yet, but box office reports put the film on track for a $60 million (or so) debut. By comparison, Muppets Most Wanted took second place this weekend, earning an estimated $18 million. Well done, Divergent. Well done.



Meet Black Widow In This New Winter Soldier Featurette

“Cap and Black Widow are very different people,” says Chris Evans. You heard it here.



Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham Set To Join Forces In Spy Comedy Susan Cooper

Watch carefully. I’m about to progressively add words to a statement. Every time I do this, the awesomeness of said statement will increase.

Melissa McCarthy.
Melissa McCarthy in a movie.
Melissa McCarthy in a spy movie.
Melissa McCarthy as the leading role in a spy movie.
Melissa McCarthy as the leading role in a spy movie, with Jason Statham as her co-star.


And So It Begins

The First Two Minutes of The Veronica Mars Movie [Video]

The Kickstarter-funded feature-length film will be making its premiere at SXSW next Saturday, followed by a worldwide release — both in theaters and online — on March 14. If you can’t wait that long, whet your appetite with this short peek at the opening scene. Don’t worry, there are no big spoilers here. It’s just a bit of exposition to bring you up to speed.



And Now, The International Trailer for Jupiter Ascending

The Japanese trailer for Lana and Andy Wachowski’s upcoming sci-fi film hit the internet this week. It’s got spaceships, planets, condescending aliens, which is all I really need to know. That said, am I the only one who gets a deep sense of foreboding whenever I see Sean Bean on screen?


Just What You've Always Wanted

Everybody Get Up, It’s Time To Slam Now: Space Jam Is (Maybe) Getting A Sequel

I didn’t know that I wanted a Space Jam sequel, but now that the idea’s been planted in my head, I refuse to let go. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is on board for a follow-up to the 1996 feature-length shoe commercial hit family film — though some quibbles over casting have raised questions about what’s actually in the works.



Let’s Get Surreal: A Supercut of Dream Sequences

Frankly, I think the use of clips from Inception here is kind of cheating since that movie didn’t so much have dream sequences as it was a dream sequence, but this is still very cool. Not to mention unsettling. Warning: video contains gore, body horror, and Jeff Bridges dancing.


That's What She Said

Is That What I Think It is? It Is If You Wanted a Supercut [video]

Maybe you really wanted to start your weekend off with making a series of words completely meaningless – if so, you’re in luck!  This Supercut video of a ridiculous amount of people saying “Is that what I think it is?” in movies good, bad, famous, or obscure will either drive you insane or make you laugh. Hopefully the latter.

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