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Movie Beat: We’re The Ones Encouraging Sequels










I loved Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and Despicable Me 2, all of which proved to be some of the biggest box office successes of the summer. But when added to the success of Fast and Furious 6, another summer movie that saw huge returns, they send a neon-bright message to Hollywood that what we really want is to see characters weve already seen before. Thankfully, there were also a handful of original movies that made it through the summer season with their heads held high. Lee Daniels The Butler topped the box office for three weeks over much splashier movies. The horror movie The Conjuring stormed its way into theaters with a first-place opening weekend finish, and by this point in the season has taken in over $220 million in foreign and domestic ticket sales. The action movie The Heat has made $209.5 million, the heist film Now You See Me has made $293 million, and Brad Pitts zombie extravaganza World War Z has made $526 million. <br>Source: http://www.davisclipper.com/view/full_story/23602723/article-Movie-Beat--We-re-the-ones-encouraging-sequels





‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ movie review



The concern in his eyes is touching. The ruggedly beautiful Alaskan setting is ideal for a crime drama of this sort, lending an air of gloom and menace that you wouldn't get in more hospitable climes. Cusack's portrayal of the murderer is refreshingly uncharismatic. There are enough charming and lovable killers out there; it's nice to see a loathsome creep for a change. The movie is based on a true story, which you probably shouldn't dwell on too much as it will make you despair for mankind. <br>Source: http://www.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/movie-review-frozen-ground-nc16







Chinese e-car set for "Transformers" movie debut



But it is what Schwartz used to help reinforce his message to the Lions last week. Schwartz downplayed the showing of the clip Friday. He wouldnt say how he decides his theme each week, other than that it comes to him. But the Saving Private Ryan clip, hes pretty sure its been used everywhere. Theres 32 teams in the NFL, good gracious, Schwartz said. I bet you "Saving Private Ryan" has been played a couple hundred thousand times for different teams. Theres a lot of those movies the DVD grooves are worn out from stuff like that. <br>Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/586/schwartz-uses-movie-clip-to-motivate-team





Movie stars happily flocking to TV



Director James Wan (The Conjuring) is a brand name in horror, and to his credit adds a gloss on several riffs from The Shining, The Exorcist and even the unsupernatural Psycho. But Insidious 2 eventually becomes only about whats frightening in those earlier movies and relegates its own scares to screechy jump cuts and pop-out-of-the-dark jolts. Patrick Wilson is again Josh Lambert, the husband and father whose trip into another realm to retrieve his sons spirit marked the conclusion to 2010s Insidious. Josh and his son Dalton have the ability to astral project into a place between life and death. Its filled with otherworldly spirits, including a ghoul who wants a healthy body to live in. In the previous film, the fiend was a frightening old woman; here we learn shes, well, something else. Rose Byrne in Insidious: Chapter 2 The reasons for the switch are seen, too. But first Joshs wife Renai (Rose Byrne, in a thankless Kim Kardashian picture role) has to suss out where the new bumps and creaks in the house are coming from. <br>Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/insidious-chapter-2-movie-review-article-1.1453712





Movie review: The Frozen Ground (NC16)



If you rub Giovanni the wrong way, hell either kill you or break all your bones. Maggie doesnt like the way shes treated while shopping, so she burns the market down. Belle beats a boy with a tennis racquet after he comes on too strong, while Warren extorts, forges and steals in an effort to run his high school. Further complicating matters is that Giovanni is working on a tell-all book, though its really just a bad plot device to feed us his back story. Add to that the fact that a mob boss has put a $20 million bounty on Giovannis head, and our poor FBI agent Jones has his work more than cut out for him. The Familys funniest moments arent derived from the writing but from the performances. <br>Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/09/movie-review-can-robert-deniro-save-the-family/





Movie Review: Can Robert DeNiro Save ‘The Family’?



FULL COVERAGE: (visit site) Fall TV Preview 2013 The shift is fueled in part by simple employment issues. In case you hadn't heard, the film industry is having a tough time producing anything other than franchise fodder and Oscar bait, while high-production scripted television is busting out all over. Actors will tell you they follow the stories, and it's past arguing that some of the best stories are being told on television. But actors and writers and directors, like most of population, also follow the love. And right now, audiences are in love with television. Truly, madly, deeply, and in ways difficult to sustain in film or the theater. Episodic television is regularly deconstructed in a way once reserved for Shakespeare or the Romantic poets. Meanwhile, the people creating the shows we're all mad for are similarly lionized. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-ca-tv-fall-preview-critics-notebook-20130915,0,1067273.story





Schwartz uses movie clip to motivate team



Previous "Transformers" movies have featured an 'autobot' called Bumblebee based on the Chevrolet Camaro, prompting the company to bring out a Camaro Transformers Special Edition in 2011, which sold more than 1,500 globally, said Michael Albano, a Chevrolet spokesman in Detroit, adding: "We very much look forward to Camaro reprising its role in the upcoming film." The E-jet, which GAC showed off at the Detroit auto show in January, is a concept car, which the company currently has no plans to commercialize. As growth slows Kim Kardashian in the world's largest auto market from break-neck speeds over the past decade, GAC aims to have exports of its Trumpchi brand account for a fifth of total sales in five years. It currently sells just a few hundred cars overseas. Last year, GAC earned a profit my company of 1.1 billion yuan on sales of around 13 billion yuan ($2.12 billion). Other Chinese carmakers such as Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, Beijing Automotive Group and Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co Ltd are stepping up their export efforts. After years of partnerships with foreign automakers, Chinese firms are promoting their home-grown brands under President Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" campaign. GAC Vice President Xiangdong Huang said this year his company would target emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the Middle East with a line-up of no-frills, gasoline-fuelled cars, while pushing its "new energy" models at developed markets such as the United States. China last year opened its market to more U.S. <br>Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/13/china-autos-transformers-idUSL3N0H824W20130913?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS



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