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Haywire Blu-ray and DVD Debuts May 1st

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is releasing the action thriller Haywire on Blu-ray and DVD May 1. The Blu-ray, which includes a digital copy of the film, will be priced at ($39.99) and ($29.99) on DVD. The only extra material will be 2 featurettes (“Gina Carano: From Mma to Haywire“, “The Men of Haywire“). Take a look at the cover art below. 

Mallory is a highly trained government operative who works in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist who was being held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Instantly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the

 
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Watch: New Footage for ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows

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With new trailers about to debut, some snippets of footage from films like Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman and Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows have arrived online. Prometheus — The full trailer will debut online as part of a live stream event on Saturday, March 17th at 4pm (Pst), but for now here are 22 seconds worth of what looks to be this year’s most anticipated sci-fi film — itself based on the world originally set up in Ridley Scott‘s Alien — starring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Roomi Napace and more. Prometheus drops on June 8th. Snow White and the Huntsman — Here’s a new sneak peek at an upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman trailer, introduced by Chris Hemsworth, who plays the Huntsman assigned by the Evil Queen (Charlize…

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Dark Shadows Footage Preludes Trailer Debut on Thursday

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That trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas still hasn’t come yet, but after releasing a few promotional images from the movie, we are getting our first look at footage from the film. But it comes from the most unlikeliest of places, well not entirely unlikely.

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The Ellen Show (which is taped on the Warner Bros. studio lot) was the first to debut the footage from Dark Shadows, but the footage comes in snippets and flashes, so its hard to get a read or draw the tiniest reaction from it. Styd confirms that the first trailer for the movie arrives on Thursday.

Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and more star in Tim Burton’s newest directorial effort Dark Shadows. Warner Bros. will release Dark Shadows on May 11th.

Here’s the synopsis for Dark Shadows

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, »

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‘The Vow,’ ‘Safe House’ Lead Record-Breaking February

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The message couldn’t have been any clearer this February*if the movies seem worthwhile, audiences will still turn away from their TVs and computers and head to their local movie theater. Overall box office for the month came in at over $816 million, which is up 24 percent from the same period last year. More importantly, it topped March 2009 ($769.3 million) to set a new record for the month of February. Even when adjusting for ticket price inflation, February 2012 saw the highest attendance since February 2004. Remarkably, the top three movies in February were all released on the same day. The Vow took first place for the month with just under $105 million; the Channing TatumRachel McAdams drama is such a runaway success that after just 10 days in theaters it passed Dear John to become Sony/Screen Gems highest-grossing movie ever.Safe House wasn’t far behind at $100.2 million. It’s Denzel Washington‘s fourth movie ever to reach the $100 million mark, and it could ultimately become his second highest-grossing movie ever ahead of Remember the Titans ($115.7 million). Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has also been a huge surprise with $78.2 million through 20 days in theaters. That’s over $13 million ahead of the original Journey to the Center of the Earth, and it’s on pace to end up close to that movie’s $101.7 million final tally.Found footage movie Chronicle kicked off the month with a $22 million first place debut, and has so far earned a very solid $58.7 million. The Woman in Black rounded out the Top Five with $50.9 million, demonstrating that Daniel Radcliffe may have some post-Potter box office potential. The final clear success in February is Act of Valor, which managed to earn just under $30 million through its first six days in theaters. As always, there were plenty of underperformers as well. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace‘s 3D re-release earned $40.9 million, or just 9.5 percent of its original theatrical run. That doesn’t compare favorably to The Lion King (25.9 percent) and Beauty and the Beast (28.8 percent) through the same point, and Phantom Menace was more heavily promoted than either of those releases. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was a more obvious flop with just $39.7 million through its first 13 days. That’s a meager 48 percent of the first Ghost Rider‘s $83.3 million tally at the same time. It was also only a few million dollars ahead of This Means War ($35.3 million), which wasn’t exactly a hit either. Another somewhat disappointing performance came from Tyler Perry‘s Good Deeds*it only played for the last six days of the month, but its $18.1 million was on the very low end for Perry flicks. There were also a set of complete non-starters that began with Big Miracle ($19 million), and continued through Wanderlust ($8.2 million through six days) and Gone ($5.7 million through six days).A rough estimate has 3D showings accounting for around $140 million this month, or roughly 17 percent of overall ticket sales. Journey 2 was likely the biggest contributor, though nearly all of The Phantom Menace‘s $40.9 million was from 3D presentations. Through the first two months of the year, overall box office is at $1.65 billion. That marks a 16 percent improvement from 2011, but a 9 percent decline from 2010 and an 8 percent drop from 2009. Perhaps the most noteworthy occurrence so far this year has been the overwhelming success of lower-budget movies. Out of the eight movies that have claimed first place for a weekend, six of them cost $30 million or less. Those six movies had a combined budget of around $105 million, but managed to open to a combined $165 million. This is not to say that studios should be slashing budgets across the board, but it does reinforce the idea that cost-conscious genre fare can be very profitable early in the year.After finishing in last place among the Big Six studios last year, 20th Century Fox is currently leading the way in 2012 with $268 million. Sony isn’t far behind with $263 million, and the studio chart will likely see significant changes by the end of what’s shaping up to be a wild March at the box office. Related Stories* January 2012 Improves on Atrocious Start to 2011* Sequels, 3D Can’t Save 2011* November Box Office Down Slightly* Box Office Slows in October* ‘Lion King’ Leads Record-Breaking September* August Box Office Rises and Falls* July Breaks Box Office Record* June Sees Box Office Dip* May Posts Record Gross* April Sees Box Office Rebound Related Charts* February Calendar Grosses* 2012 Grosses (2012-only releases)* Year-to-Date Comparison

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Girlfriend Erin Heatherton’s Hollywood Date Night

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend Erin Heatherton are going strong! Just one month after the cute couple enjoyed a romantic vacation together in Mexico, DiCaprio and Heatherton were out in Hollywood last night on a date. So what was the twosome up to? The couple hit the launch party for Rande Gerber‘s new Caliche rum at the Sofitel around midnight. They entered through the hotel’s back entrance and jetted straight to a secluded corner table in the back of the Stone Rose lounge. The low-key couple kept the Pda to a minimum. DiCaprio kept his arms around Heatherton’s waist while chatting with Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford and sipping on Cali Caliche cocktails. They slipped »

 
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J. Edgar Blu-Ray Review

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We here at TheMoviePool got a chance to get a look at the blu-ray release of Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar and are here to tell you whether or not it’s worth placing on your shelf as a permanent part of your movie collection.

The Basics

Here’s the official synopsis:

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Directed By: Clint Eastwood

Written By: Dustin Lance Black

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer 

The Delivery

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I popped J. Edgar into the blu-ray player. These biopics tend to vary a great deal, and I wasn’t sure exactly what I was in for. J. Edgar is a polarizing character in history and »

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Robert Richardson: 3D, Film vs. Digital

 

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Robert Richardson Cinematographer Robert Richardson, Oscar winner for his work on Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, attends the Oscar 2012 Governors Ball on February 26. (Photo: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.) Richardson’s competitors were The Artist‘s Guillaume Schiffman, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s Jeff Cronenweth, The Tree of Life‘s Emmanuel Lubezki, and War Horse‘s Janusz Kaminski. Lubezki was the critics’ favorite and the winner of the American Society of Cinematographers Award — which Richardson has never won despite his ten nominations. On the other hand, Richardson has taken home three Academy Awards. Besides Hugo, he won for Scorsese’s The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Oliver Stone‘s JFK, starring Kevin Costner. Below is the Robert Richardson Q&A (courtesy of AMPAS) held in the Oscar 2012 pressroom. Q. You did make a comment on stage about the cinematography award being first. Were you serious? Is that something that’s »

 
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