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Film Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why director Justin Lin was handed the reins of the “Star Trek” series from the outgoing J.J. Abrams. Lin, the director of four “Fast and Furious” films, is a virtuoso at making vehicles fly through space, and his “Star Trek Beyond” has a few of the most spectacular set pieces ever seen in the series. What’s more, if you had to find a theme in the “Fast and Furious” films — apart from their real theme, which is that speed an ........

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

A talky and mostly turgid attempt by British director David Yates to build on the epic vision he brought to the final four Harry Potter movies via another beloved literary hero, “The Legend of Tarzan” is sequel, origin story, and racially sensitive revisionist history lesson all in one. What it isn’t is much fun for anyone who’s seen Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ape man in any of his previous incarnations. While name recognition alone should snare a fair number of those who prefer their pulp ........

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Annecy: ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ – New Worlds, New Characters, New Colors

ANNECY — If the nine final-footage sequences sneak peeked at France’s Annecy Animation Fest on June 14 are anything to go by, in “Ice Age: Collision Course” franchise partners Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox will continue to explore family dynamics. Father Manny’s faces empty nest crisis.     But this fifth time round, Blue Sky and Fox have made a sustained effort at franchise freshness, exploring new worlds, new characters and a different palette. And Scrat, an illustrious ........

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Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Swims Past $300 Million in U.S. at Record Pace

“Finding Dory” swam past the $300 million mark at the domestic box office in record time. Disney-Pixar’s sequel hit the milestone in 12 days — the fastest animated film to do so. The previous record for topping $300 million was 18 days, held by “Toy Story 3” and “Shrek 2.” It’s the 11th animated pic to reach that mark and the seventh from Disney. “Finding Dory,” which stars Ellen DeGeneres as the forgetful fish, took in $14.7 million on Tuesday to lift its domestic total ........

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ hits $200M at the box office before U.S. premiere

By the time Captain America: Civil War premieres in the U.S. on May 6th, the gigantic Marvel-Disney blockbuster will have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales internationally. In the first five days since launching in Europe and other markets, Civil War already reached the $200 million mark, promising to give Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool and Batman v. Superman a run for the money.   Civil War premiered in 37 international markets on Wednesday, including France, ........

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Theri's success raises hopes for a sequel

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's 'Theri', directed by Atlee and produced by S Thanu, is continuing to do well at the Chennai box office. Completing its third weekend, the film reportedly is running in all centres with good collections.   According to reports, the film, which has Amy Jackson and Samantha as the female leads, has managed to collect Rs 66.97 crore during its 12-day run in Tamil Nadu, Rs 33.85 crore in the other states of India and Rs 42.70 crore in the overseas market. The best part of ........

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'Baaghi' was one of the most downloaded movies of 2016 last week

Recently-released movie "Baaghi," starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, has become one of the most pirated movies of 2016 for the week gone by on BitTorrent. on sunday, May 2, released a weekly list of top 10 most downloaded/pirated movies on BitTorrent and it has "Baaghi" in the 10th slot.


"Baaghi" is a romantic action movie released on April 29, and has had a good opening at the box office. 

'The Jungle Book' rules the box office again

Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas.   Jon Favreau's live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation earned $42.4 million in its third week at North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. One of the year's biggest hits, "The Jungle Book" has now totaled $684.8 million globally.   The weekend's ........

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Historic MOU signing between EAP films & Village cinemas

A new era in the Sri Lankan Cinematic industry! Village Cinemas and EAP Films signup to revolutionize and revamp the local cinematic industry and to provide the ultimate cinematic experience.   Village Roadshow of Australia and EAP Group of Sri Lanka signed up an MOU through which Village Cinemas and EAP Films and Theatres Ltd will jointly look at opportunities to develop modern cinema multiplexes in Sri Lanka.    Under this MOU both the companies are hoping to set up a JV in Sri Lanka, ........

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‘Minions’ Masters $1B Global Box Office; Universal Sets Yet Another Industry Record

With Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions having reached $990.2M globally last weekend, this milestone was to be expected. The little yellow fellows have now crossed $1B worldwide, with $682M coming from international and $321.9M in North America. This makes the Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin-helmed pic the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time. Oh, and it sets another industry record for Universal: It is the first time any studio has had three films cross $1B at ........

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