Godzilla demolishes box office competition
Godzilla has demolished its competition to become the biggest opening of 2014 in Australia with a haul of US$6.1m, Deadline reports. Globally the Warner Bros/Legendary remake took in US$196m for its debut. Unsurprisingly a sequel has been confirmed to be in development.Email Me! - When Available!
Tatum dealt Gambit for X-Men
X-Men movie franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that Channing Tatum will play mutant thief Gambit in the forthcoming X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. The character will then spinoff into his own standalone film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Email Me! - When Available!
Warner to unleash Fantastic Beasts
Warner Bros. has set a November 18, 2016 US release for a big screen adaptation of the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Deadline reports. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on the film, an original story based on the Hogwarts textbook that appears on a reading list in the first Potter book.Email Me! - When Available!
R.I.P. H.R. Giger
Swiss surrealist painter and sculptor H.R. Giger has passed away after suffering injuries in a fall. He was 74. Giger was best known for creating the Xenomorph design for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic Alien which won him an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Giger also contributed designs to films such as Aliens, Alien 3, Poltergeist II, Species, and Tokyo: The Last War.
2014 TV Wrap-Up: Pick-Ups
Several new shows have been confirmed as coming to TV screens soon including Marvel's Agent Carter, sci-fi drama The Whispers, historical drama A.D., supernatural detective Constantine, superhero sequel Heroes Reborn, 60s nerd comedy Mission Control, social media comedy Selfie, Arrow spinoff The Flash, undead drama iZombie, crime drama spinoffs CSI: Cyber and NCIS: New Orleans, tech drama Scorpion, and The Odd Couple remake.
2014 TV Wrap-Up: Cancellations
Among those TV shows confirmed as having been cancelled are Community, Revolution, Believe, Dracula, Ironside, The Michael J. Fox Show, Carrie Diaries, Tomorrow People, Suburgatory, Mixology, Super Fun Night, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Crazy Ones, Enlisted, Hostages, Intelligence, Raising Hope, and the US remake of Rake.
2014 TV Wrap-Up: Renewals
Last week saw a flurry of announcements regarding all of your favourite TV shows. Among those that will be returning for new seasons are Grey's Anatomy, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Scandal, Revenge, Castle, Nashville, Beauty and the Beast, The 100, Law & Order: SVU, Hannibal, The Mentalist, Cougar Town, and Parenthood.
R.I.P. Bob Hoskins
Veteran actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at age 71 following a bout of pneumonia. The English-born actor was best known for his starring roles in The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Mona Lisa, as well as other films including Pink Floyd: The Wall, Mermaids, Hook, and most recently Snow White and The Huntsman.