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7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions

May 24th, 2014 10:00am EDT
7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions
Most video game fans cringe when they hear they're favorite franchise is being given the Hollywood treatment. From the likes of

Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider to Uwe Boll's Far Cry, Tinsel Town has often struggled at adapting video game blockbusters to the big screen.

If there's any consolation here, it's that the video game industry has demonstrated that it has no problem with the conversion between media genres when it's the other way around.

Here are 7 of the best video games based on or inspired by major Hollywood franchises.

Kingdom Hearts

Ok, so the first entry isn't so much base...
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Box Office Predictions: ‘X-Men’ To Topple ‘Godzilla’

May 22nd, 2014 5:48pm EDT
 X-Men: Days Of Future Past
The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us and it looks like the box office will be a busy one this Memorial Day Weekend. Let’s make some predictions shall we.

1) X-Men: Days Of Future Past- 105M 3 Day Weekend, 105M Total

The big question this weekend isn’t if X-Men will break 100M, it’s when. The big budget sequel is sure to be the top draw this weekend, and reviews are helping sell it to even the most skeptical viewer. This is the merging of the two X-Men teams, and it will lead to the biggest X-Men opening ever. The question though is whether or not X-Men will need Memorial Day to ...
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'Godzilla' Stomps & Destroys Its Box Office Competition

May 19th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Godzilla
Warner Bros. film "Godzilla" had no problem crushing the competition at the weekend box office. The monster movie easily came in number one with $93.2 million in ticket sales.

The remake, which stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, was the second biggest opening of the year behind "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which debuted in April with $95 million.

Globally, "Godzilla" has made a total of $196.2 million.

In the film, the government attempts to annhilate the monster, dropping nuclear bombs into the Pacific Ocean under the pretense of "weapons testing."...
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Box Office Predictions: 'Godzilla' Should Stomp Its Way To No.1

May 16th, 2014 9:28am EDT
Box Office Predictions: 'Godzilla' Should Stomp Its Way To No.1
1) Godzilla- 80M Weekend, 80M Total

Expect big things this weekend from a big monster of a movie. A lot of people have compared the ad campaign to World War Z, making it an apocalypse adventure on a global scale. What’s equally important here is that they’ve actually made a good movie, apparently. Godzilla is currently sitting at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, higher than Million Dollar Arm, Neighbors, and Amazing Spider-Man 2. The only downfall is that the film technically lacks a bankable star, even though most people know who Bryan Cranston is by now. It does face some competition from the 2n...
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'Neighbors' Trounces 'Spider-Man 2' At The Box Office

May 12th, 2014 11:00am EDT
'Neighbors' Trounces 'Spider-Man 2' At The Box Office
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's comedy "Neighbors" easily overtook the competition at the weekend box office, including "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," with $51 million in ticket sales.

The film centers a couple with a new baby who discover their new neighbors are a group of fraternity boys. Both sides engage in sabotage and one-upmanship, launching an all-out war against one another.

Expected to hold on to its box office reign, "Spider-Man 2" came in at number two at the box office, making $37.1 million during its second week of release.

"The Other Woman," starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and ...
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Tops Box Office, But Can’t Beat 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

May 4th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Tops Box Office, But Can’t Beat 'Captain
Captain America: The Winter Soldier still holds the crown for best opening weekend for a comic book film this year, but it got a good challenge from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Sony Pictures is estimating a $92 million weekend for the web-slinger’s flick, only three million behind Chris Evan’s Marvel movie.

However, it’s hard to complain when you make just below $100 million and beat your closest competition, The Other Woman, by about $80 million. The Other Woman took $14 million at the box office, Heaven is for Real took third place with $8.7 million, Captain America remained in the top 5 ...
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The 10 Greatest Movie Trilogies That Should Be On Your Watch List

April 30th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
The 10 Greatest Movie Trilogies That Should Be On Your Watch Lis
Darth Vader. Michael Corleone. Frodo. All legendary cinematic characters and all first made famous by a Hollywood trilogy. Sure, every movie allows viewers to escape the real world into the land of their imagination for a little while, but there's something special about a set of movies that comes in three. Trilogies tend to have bigger, more elaborate worlds with finer details you won't find in your run of the mill two hour flick.

Here are 10 of the greatest trilogies of all time that any reputable movie buff must check off their watch list.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Peter ...
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Weekend Box Office: 'The Other Woman' Knocks 'Captain America' From Top Spot

April 28th, 2014 10:22am EDT
The Other Woman
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton's revenge comedy The Other Woman topped the weekend box office, pulling in 24.7 million in ticket sales.

The film knocked Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier from the top spot following its three-week reign. The film grossed $16 million in its fourth week, which was good enough for second place.

Heaven is for Real, the story of a boy's near death experience and visit to the afterlife during emergency surgery, remained strong, adding $13.8 million to its total gross of $51 million in just two weeks.

Animated family flick Rio 2 remained in ...
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Weekend Box Office: 'The Other Woman' Vs 'Captain America'

April 25th, 2014 6:10pm EDT
The Other Woman
1) The Other Woman- 18M Weekend, 18M Total

While not a certified blockbuster, The Other Woman has been tracking well with test audiences and women. Honestly, they’ve been underserved since Valentine’s Day, and Cameron Diaz’s comedy will likely reap the benefits of that. I don’t think it’ll have a huge weekend, but a strong weekend and a first place finish.

2) Captain America 2- 15M Weekend, 224M Total

A week before Spidey swings in, the Captain will continue to make a nice box office impact.

3) Heaven Is For Real- 14M Weekend, 52M Total

I have no reason to believe this feel-good film w...
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Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?

April 21st, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?
Despite the fact that Johnny Depp is arguably one of the most popular movie stars in the world, his fame rests on the monetary draw of his movies prior to 2010.

Depp for many years held the enviable position of being the type of actor who could draw moviegoers to his latest project just by name alone. Now, with "Transcendence" his fourth flop in a row, will big budget studios still continue to use him as a major player, or will this once mega-star be backburnered to supporting roles?

The actor's latest big-budget sci-fi epic "Transcendence" opened to a dismal $11.5 million from 3,455 loca...
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