Wednesday, October 7, 2015

tarzan 2016

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (story), Stuart Beattie (screenplay),
Stars: Margot Robbie, Ella Purnell, Alexander Skarsgård

Storyline

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.




Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 1 July 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Untitled Tarzan Project
Filming Locations: Dinorwig Quarry, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

Box Office
Budget: $90,000,000 (estimated)

the huntsman 2016

The Huntsman is an upcoming American dark fantasy action-adventure film directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a prequel/spin-off to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. The film is based on the characters from the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. The script is written by Frank Darabont, David Koepp, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost. Principal photography began on April 6, 2015. The film is scheduled for an April                                                                                     22, 2016, release.

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Writers: Frank Darabont (screenplay), Craig Mazin (screenplay),
Stars: Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron |

Details

Country: USA
Release Date: 22 April 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Snow White and the Huntsman
Filming Locations: Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England, UK

alice in wonderland 2

Alice Through the Looking Glass is an upcoming American adventure-fantasy film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton. It is based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans. The film is set to be released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 27, 2016.



Director: James Bobin
Writer: Linda Woolverton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter




Storyline

When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne.

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 27 May 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Alice in Wonderland
Filming Locations: Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rocky Handsome (2016)


Banner:Azure Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment

Director:Nishikant Kamat

Producer:Sunir Khetrapal, John Abraham




Cast:John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nathalia Kaur

Synopsis:This action-thriller is about is a story of how a man saves a little girl abducted by drug mafia. It also shows the revenge taken by this man against drug mafia and the special bond he shares with the little girl.

7 Hours To Go (2016)

Banner:Krian Media
Director:Saurabh Varma
Producer:Nitika Thakur
Synopsis:This investigative thriller is set in Mumbai and it's fast paced. It has its roots dipped in the true incident. The film speaks about a hostage crisis and narrates the incidents after 7 hours of that crisis.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Transformers 5

Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films directed by Michael Bay, and based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy. The first film, Transformers, was released in 2007, the second, Revenge of the Fallen in 2009, the third, Dark of the Moon in 2011, and the fourth, Age of Extinction in 2014. The fifth is scheduled for a 2017 release without Bay directing and a possible crossover with the G.I. Joe franchise is being considered.

To date, the series has been distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, and United International Pictures. In 2014, the live-action Transformers film series is now owned by Hasbro Studios' new self-finance/co-finance film production label Allspark Pictures. The series has received a mixed critical reception; critics expressed criticism on the thin plots, crude humor, and the lengths of the films. However, many praised the visual effects, action sequences, and music. It is currently the 9th highest-grossing film series and the 4th highest-grossing when averaged to gross per film, behind the The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It became the fourth series where two films grossed $1 billion worldwide in a franchise, after Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Writers: Andrew Barrer, Lindsey Beer
Stars: Peter Cullen

Plot Keywords: based on toy | fifth part | sequel
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: Трансформеры 5

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

The Angry Birds Movie (also known as Angry Birds: The Movie or simply Angry Birds) is an upcoming 2016 American-Finnish 3D computer-animated action comedy film directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly,[4] produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder[5] and written by Jon Vitti,[6] and is based on the video game series of the same name. The film stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage, as well as voice cameos, including YouTube sensation Smosh.

Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Writer: Jon Vitti
Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Keegan-Michael Key





Details

Country: Finland | USA
Language: English
Release Date: 20 May 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Angry Birds: O Filme
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Forest (2016)

The Forest is an upcoming American horror/thriller film directed by Jason Zada and written by David S. Goyer and Nick Antosca and Sarah Cornwell. The film stars Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney and is set to be released January 8, 2016 in the United States.

Director: Jason Zada

Writers: Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell,
Stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa








Storyline

An unexplained horror occurs in a Japanese forest.

Genres: Horror
Details

Country: USA
Release Date: 8 January 2016 (USA)
Filming Locations: Tara, mountain, Serbia

Titanic

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Cameron's inspiration for the film came from his fascination with shipwrecks; he felt a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to convey the emotional message of the disaster. Production began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes on the research vessel were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. Scale models, computer-generated imagery, and a reconstruction of the Titanic built at Playas de Rosarito in Baja California were used to re-create the sinking. The film was partially funded by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. It was the most expensive film made at that time, with an estimated budget of $200 million.

Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved critical and commercial success. Nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations, and won eleven, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron's 2009 film Avatar surpassed it in 2010. A 3D version of Titanic, released on April 4, 2012 to commemorate the centennial of the sinking, earned it an additional $343.6 million worldwide, pushing the film's worldwide total to $2.18 billion. It became the second film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide (after Avatar).

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Storyline

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis
Plot Keywords: ship | wet | titanic | love | artist |
Taglines: Experience It Like Never Before (3D re-release)
Genres: Drama | Romance
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country: USA
Language: English | French | German | Swedish | Italian | Russian
Release Date: 19 December 1997 (USA)
Also Known As: Planet Ice
Filming Locations: Santa Clarita, California, USA
Box Office

Budget: $200,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $28,638,131 (USA) (19 December 1997)
Gross: $658,672,302 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Yaara (2015)

Yaara is an upcoming Hindi drama film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It features Irrfan Khan, Vidyut Jamwal, Amit Sadh and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles.[1] It is an official remake of the 2011 French film Les Lyonnais.[2] The film started its shooting in the first week of June 2014.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Shruti K. Haasan, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Genres: Action
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Details

Country: India
Language: Hindi
Release Date: 2015 (India)

Box Office
Budget: INR 250,000,000 (estimated)

Underworld: Next Generation (2016)

Underworld: Next Generation is in production and is set to be released in 2016 with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene and Anna Foerster set to direct the fifth film in Prague in October. Theo James was set to reprise his role as David from the fourth film as the new lead, "but my involvement in it is... I think it's going be very difficult to do that with these [Divergent] movies, and my other commitments,". James will still do the film for as he fulfills an option                                                                                                agreement.
Cast

Theo James as David
Kate Beckinsale as Selene
Bradley James as Marius
Clementine Nicholson as Lena
Lara Pulver

Storyline

Last chapter. Vampires and Lycans regain original forces to create a new species of half breeds created by Alexander Corvinus. Michael regains his memories and searches for Selene and his daughter. Humans and the new species live in a new peace. Written by Nanette Moss

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Plot Keywords: vampire | gothic | urban gothic | fifth part | sequel | See All (5) »
Genres: Action | Horror

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 21 October 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Underworld 5
Filming Locations: Prague, Czech Republic

Assassin's Creed (2016)

When Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Bill Collage (screenplay), Adam Cooper (screenplay),
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams

Storyline

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar                                                                            organization in the present day. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Plot Keywords: secret society | assassin | based on video game | punctuation in title | apostrophe in title |
Genres: Action | Adventure | History | Sci-Fi
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Details

Country: USA | UK | France
Release Date: 21 December 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Кредо убийцы
Filming Locations

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Kung Fu Panda 3 is an upcoming 3D American-Chinese[3] computer-animated action comedy martial arts film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and Oriental DreamWorks,[4] and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is being directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. The film is being written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, produced by Melissa Cobb, and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. It is the sequel to the 2011 film Kung Fu Panda 2 and third installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. The film will feature the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, and J. K. Simmons. It is scheduled to be released on January 29, 2016.

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh
Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Storyline

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. Written by 20th Century Fox

Taglines: The weight is over
Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family

Details

Country: China | USA
Language: English
Release Date: 29 January 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: O Panda do Kung Fu 3

Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be the eighth installment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Leslie Uggams. In Deadpool, after being subjected to an experiment which leaves Wade Wilson with new abilities, Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Miller was hired to direct. Principal photography commenced in Vancouver, Canada, in March 2015 and ended in May.

                                                         Deadpool is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016, in North                                                          America.
Director: Tim Miller
Writers: Rhett Reese (screenplay), Paul Wernick (screenplay)
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano |

Storyline

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Written by 20th Century Fox

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 12 February 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: X-Men Origins: Deadpool
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Company Credits

Production Co: Marvel Enterprises, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Fitoor(2016)

Fitoor  is an upcoming Indian romantic drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur based on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations. It stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu in leading roles. Principal photography of the film began in Kashmir in November 2014.The film is scheduled for release on 12 February 2016.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Writer: Charles Dickens
Stars: Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari |


Cast

Katrina Kaif as Firdaus
Aditya Roy Kapur as Noor
Tabu as Begum
Aditi Rao Hydari as young Begum
Rahul Bhat as Bilal
Akshay Oberoi as Mufti
Lara Dutta
Suchitra Pillai
Andy Von Eich
Govind Namdev
Ajay Devgan (cameo)


Details


Country: India
Genres: Romance
Language: Hindi
Release Date: 12 February 2016 (India)

Raees(2016)

Raees  is an upcoming 2016 Indian crime-thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan under the banners of Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment.[1]

The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in the lead roles.[2][3] The film is scheduled to be released on 8 July 2016

Director: Rahul Dholakia
Writers: Rahul Dholakia, Harit Mehta, 2 more credits »
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan |

Storyline

A cruel and clever bootlegger finds trouble when a brave cop starts chasing him.

Genres: Crime
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Country: India
Language: Hindi
Release Date: 3 July 2016 (India)

Suicide Squad (2016)

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Director: David Ayer
Writers: David Ayer, John Ostrander (comic book)
Stars: Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne |

Storyline

A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprised of super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

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Plot Keywords: super villain | dc extended universe | secret mission | superhero | based on comic book |
Taglines: Justice has a bad side.
                                                         Genres: Action
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Country: USA | Canada
Language: English
Release Date: 5 August 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Bravo 14
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Monday, September 28, 2015

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson
Writers: Susannah Grant (screenplay), Rick Yancey (novel)
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe


Storyline


Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


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Plot Keywords: based on novel | alien invasion |
Taglines: Protect Your Own
Genres: Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
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Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 15 January 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: The Fifth Wave
Filming Locations: Macon, Georgia, USA

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien... See full summary »

Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Carter Blanchard (screenplay), Dean Devlin (characters)
Stars: Maika Monroe, Liam Hemsworth, Joey King

Storyline

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and                                                            women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.                                                                Written by 20th Century Fox

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Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
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Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 24 June 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: ID Forever Part 1
Filming Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Box Office

Budget: $200,000,000 (estimated)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)


After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Peter Craig (screenplay), Danny Strong (screenplay),
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Storyline

After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

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Plot Keywords: final battle | based on young adult novel | execution | suicide attempt | dystopia |
Taglines: The fire will burn forever
Genres: Adventure | Sci-Fi | War
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for some thematic material |

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 20 November 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: Los juegos del hambre: Sinsajo - Parte 2
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Jungle Book (2016)

Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (book)
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba


Storyline

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Plot Summary |
Plot Keywords: based on novel
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
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Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 15 April 2016 (USA)

                                                         Also Known As: A dzsungel könyve

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

U.N.C.L.E

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Guy Ritchie (screenplay), Lionel Wigram (screenplay),
Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Storyline

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must                                                              find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they                                                            each pursue their own agendas. Written by Kenneth Chisholm.
Details

Country: USA | UK
Language: English | Russian | German | Italian
Release Date: 14 August 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: El agente de C.I.P.O.L
Filming Locations: London, England, UK

Box Office

Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $13,535,000 (USA) (14 August 2015)
Gross: $44,531,628 (USA) (18 September 2015)

Captain America 3

An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay),
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans

Storyline

An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America.





Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 6 May 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Captain America 3
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Company Credits

Production Co: Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Auro 11.1
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Avatar 2

Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron (characters), James Cameron (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver |

Storyline
A sequel to the 2009 global phenomenon.

Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 25 December 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: Avatar 2
Filming Locations: New Zealand

super man vs bat man

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams |

Storyline

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

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Plot Keywords: based on comic book | sequel | dc comics | dc extended universe | superhero
Genres: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 25 March 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Batman vs. Superman
Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Fantastic Beasts

No one is more excited to see Eddie Redmayne star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them than the author himself. The movie, an adaptation of author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter prequel, has yet to begin production, but Redmayne said he is "hugely delighted" to have landed the role and called Rowling "genius."
Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in the Warner Bros. film.
Speaking for the first time about his role, he told The London Evening Standard Thursday that he is "hugely excited" to be involved. "I am so thrilled to be a part of it but I can't say a single word beyond that," the 33-year-old actor said. "I've always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it."
E! News confirmed his casting Monday. "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. Pictures' president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Monday, September 21, 2015

FURY

 

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.



Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman



Storyline

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, and out-gunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Details

Country: USA | China | UK
Language: English | German
Release Date: 17 October 2014 (USA)
Also Known As: Corazones de hierro
Filming Locations: London, England, UK
Box Office

Budget: $68,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $23,702,421 (USA) (17 October 2014)
Gross: $85,707,116 (USA) (9 January 2015)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.


Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage |


Storyline

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.


Details:

Country: New Zealand | USA
Language: English
Release Date: 17 December 2014 (USA)
Also Known As: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Filming Locations: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

BoxOffice

Budget: $250,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $54,724,334 (USA) (19 December 2014)
Gross: $255,108,370 (USA) (27 March 2015)



Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.


 Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Writers: Haidar Ali (story), Haidar Ali (screenplay),
 Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood 


Storyline


 Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Politically, success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar, After having secured the Hindu Kush, he furthered his realm by conquest until his empire extended from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and from the Himalayas to the Godhavari River. Through a shrewd blend of tolerance, generosity and force, Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs, the most belligerent Hindus. But little did Akbar know that when he married Jodhaa, a fiery Rajput princess, in order to further strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey - the journey of true love. The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar's biggest challenge now did not merely lie in winning battles, but in winning the love of Jodhaa ....


 Details


Country: India
Language: Hindi | Urdu
Release Date: 15 February 2008 (USA) 
Also Known As: Jodhaa Akbar - Die Macht der Liebe Filming
Locations: India


Box Office Budget:


NR 400,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: £365,785 (UK) (15 February 2008)
Gross: $3,440,718 (USA) (11 April 2008)

San Andreas

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Carlton Cuse (screenplay), Andre Fabrizio (story),
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario

Storyline

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter.

Details

Country: USA | Australia | Canada
Language: English
Release Date: 29 May 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: Terremoto: La Falla de San Andrés
Filming Locations: Village Roadshow Studios, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia

Box Office

Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $54,588,173 (USA) (29 May 2015)
Gross: $154,819,683 (USA) (11 September 2015)

X-Men

X-Men: Apocalypse is an upcoming American superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is intended to be the sequel to 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. Directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty, Kinberg, and Singer, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.

The film was announced by Singer in December 2013 with Kinberg, Dougherty and Harris attached to develop the story. Casting began in October 2014 while principal photography commenced in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada and ended in August of the same year. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016, in North America.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris.
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne

Batman vs Superman

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer,
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams








Storyline

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.
Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 25 March 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Batman vs. Superman
Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Pay the Ghost

A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.

Director: Uli Edel
Writers: Tim Lebbon (novel), Dan Kay (screenplay)
Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Veronica Ferres, Lauren Beatty

Storyline

One year after Mike Lawford's young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, he is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son-and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.

Details

Country: USA | Canada
Language: English
Release Date: 25 September 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: Врата тьмы
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

User Reviews

Melodrama Over Horror
16 September 2015 | by Mek Torres (Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines) – See all my reviews
Pay the Ghost won't be enigmatic to find your attention. While the premise sounds simple and intriguing enough; a mystery of a ghost that kidnaps children on Halloween with a scale of a basic detective story; the movie hardly finds anything scary within this story. Sure, this story does have some interesting details that intersects both supernatural and crime movie elements. But without offering much terror, this combination just makes it all silly. Even worse is a climax that is riddled with clichés and pays off with horrible effects that could be worthy for laughter. Even for a Nicolas Cage film, this isn't the most charming suit as a guilty pleasure or a respected work.

You can't blame anyone being hooked with this premise. While it's nothing original exactly, there is still something gripping from its details. But the characters are taken as seriously as a typical domestic drama. In a story that involves a lot of ridiculous supernatural elements, these moments often feel out of place. Even the detective work seems quite grounded and the more they're figuring out what really abducted the son of its protagonist, the sillier the movie really gets. To its credit, it does take us to interesting places and shows us some campy side characters to probably spice up the atmosphere, but what really lacks here is the scares. Sure, it has jump scares, mild violence and awful darkness, but they're not quite effective.

It fails to establish its own horror, what the film only matters is the aesthetics. Yes, there's Halloween, there's evil cults, there's evil birds, there's creepy children, creepy bums (with one that somehow looked like a mop wigged Tommy Wiseau) and there's a campy old psychic. Some may find it admirable for its extreme campiness, but there's nothing to it, either. It's just fooling the sensibility of this film. It gets even kookier at the climax, where the ghost and its realm are revealed and the effects are bad enough not to scare you. And like I said before, has some special effects that are laughable, with its movements almost seem like it belongs on a Youtube Poop. Nicolas Cage is neither being over-the-top nor even trying to make his performance subtle. He's just wandering around fighting between the hamminess found in his wide eyed expressions and his supposedly affecting drama. The supporting cast are also trying to pull off a good performance, but they should have been aware of the material they are working on. I would have admired Stephen McHattie more if he does a Tommy Wiseau impression. Sorry.

I think the real problem of Pay the Ghost is it's not really that scary. It's however trying to be, but it never worked. And it gets sillier. There is nothing to fault a horror film acting like a basic crime thriller, in fact, that might have made this more interesting. Aside of its non-effective horror, this movie is otherwise a bland mystery film with an underdeveloped mythology. It also has an ending that you should be taking seriously, except you can't. The movie should have been about chewing the scenery at every campy details of this story, but again, the movie tries to be grounded in its characters, in spite of having secret portals and whatever. It's The Wicker Man all over again, minus the bees (unless we wait for the unrated version.) It's just impossible to buy into the film's gravity. It's just too ludicrous, unless of course, it's scary. That is what truly lacks here, the ability to actually scare you. If it can't, then at least be more imaginative than taking stuff that already exist in better horror films.

FROZEN

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Jennifer Lee (screenplay), Hans Christian Andersen (inspired by the story "The Snow Queen" by), 4 more credits »
Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff |

Storyline

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. Written by DeAlan Wilson

Details

Official Sites: Official Facebook | Official Facebook Page [Greece] |
Country: USA
Language: English | Icelandic
Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
Also Known As: The Snow Queen

Box Office

Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $67,391,326 (USA) (29 November 2013)
Gross: $400,736,600 (USA) (11 July 2014)

Tangled

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Writers: Dan Fogelman (screenplay), Jacob Grimm (fairy tale) (as the Brothers Grimm)
Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy |

Storyline

After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life. Written by Douglas Young

Details

Official Sites: Official Facebook | Official site |
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 24 November 2010 (USA)
Also Known As: Rapunzel
Box Office

Budget: $260,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $48,767,052 (USA) (26 November 2010)
Gross: $200,807,262 (USA) (27 May 2011)

DRAGON

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Writers: William Davies (screenplay) (as Will Davies) , Dean DeBlois (screenplay)
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse | See full cast and crew

Storyline

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm.

Box Office

Budget: $165,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $43,732,319 (USA) (26 March 2010)
Gross: £17,168,517 (UK) (23 July 2010)
Tarzan is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungles by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in twenty-five sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized.

Childhood years
Tarzan is the son of a British lord and lady who were marooned on the Atlantic coast of Africa by mutineers. When Tarzan was only an infant, his mother died, and his father was killed by Kerchak, leader of the ape tribe by whom Tarzan was adopted. From then onwards, Tarzan became a feral child. Tarzan's tribe of apes is known as the Mangani, Great Apes of a species unknown to science. Kala is his ape mother. Burroughs added stories occurring during Tarzan's adolescence in his sixth Tarzan book, Jungle Tales of Tarzan. Tarzan is his ape name; his real English name is John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke (according to Burroughs in Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle; Earl of Greystoke in later, less canonical sources, notably the 1984 movie Greystoke). In fact, Burroughs's narrator in Tarzan of the Apes describes both Clayton and Greystoke as fictitious names – implying that, within the fictional world that Tarzan inhabits, he may have a different real name.


Left, first appearance in The All-Story, October, 1912. Right, first Canadian edition by McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart, Toronto, 1914.
Adult life
As a young adult, Tarzan meets a young American woman, Jane Porter. She, her father, and others of their party are marooned on exactly the same coastal jungle area where Tarzan's biological parents were twenty years earlier. When Jane returns to the United States, Tarzan leaves the jungle in search of her, his one true love. In The Return of Tarzan, Tarzan and Jane marry. In later books he lives with her for a time in England. They have one son, Jack, who takes the ape name Korak ("the Killer"). Tarzan is contemptuous of the hypocrisy of civilization, and he and Jane return to Africa, making their home on an extensive estate that becomes a base for Tarzan's later adventures.

The Incredibles

Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra




Details

Official Sites: Disney [UK]
Country: USA
Language: English | French
Release Date: 5 November 2004 (USA)
Also Known As: The Fantastics
Filming Locations: Emeryville, California, USA

Box Office

Budget: $92,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $70,467,623 (USA) (5 November 2004)
Gross: $261,437,578 (USA) (8 April 2005)

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it tells the story of the overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and let Nemo take care of himself.
Originally released on May 30, 2003, the film was eventually re-released in 3D on September 14, 2012, and it was released on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012. The film received widespread critical acclaim, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, earning a total of $936 million worldwide.[1] Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006,[2] and was the highest-grossing G-rated film of all time before Pixar's own Toy Story 3 overtook it. It is the 31st highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the 5th highest-grossing animated film. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the 10th greatest animated film ever made as part of their 10 Top 10 lists.[3] A sequel, Finding Dory, is in production, set to be released on June 17, 2016

Storyline

A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo. After he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist's office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist's office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way to return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again. Written by Anonymous

Box office

Finding Nemo earned $380,843,261 in North America, and $555,900,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $936,743,261.[1] It is the thirtieth highest-grossing film and the second highest-grossing film of 2003, behind The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.[42] Worldwide, it was the highest-grossing Pixar film, up until 2010 when Toy Story 3 surpassed it.[43]
In North America, Finding Nemo set an opening weekend record for an animated feature, making $70,251,710 (first surpassed by Shrek 2) and ended up spending 11 weeks in the top 10 domestically, remaining there until August 14th.[44] It became the highest-grossing animated film in North America ($339.7 million), outside North America ($528.2 million) and worldwide ($867.9 million), in all three occasions out-grossing The Lion King.[45] In North America, it was surpassed by both Shrek 2 in 2004, and Toy Story 3 in 2010.[46] After the re-release of The Lion King in 2011 and after Despicable Me 2 and Frozen passed it in 2014, it stands as the fifth highest-grossing animated film in these regions. Outside North America, it stands as the fifth highest-grossing animated film. Worldwide, it now ranks fourth among animated films.[47]
The film had impressive box office runs in many international markets. In Japan, its highest-grossing market after North America, it grossed ¥11.2 billion ($102.4 million), becoming the highest-grossing foreign animated film in local currency (yen).[48] It has only been surpassed by Frozen (¥12.1 billion).[49] Following in biggest grosses are the U.K., Ireland and Malta, where it grossed £37.2 million ($67.1 million), France and the Maghreb region ($64.8 million), Germany ($53.9 million) and Spain ($29.5 million).[50]
3D re-release
After the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King, Disney and Pixar re-released Finding Nemo in 3D on September 14, 2012,[51] with a conversion cost estimated to be below $5 million.[52] For the opening weekend of its 3D re-release in North America, Finding Nemo grossed $16.7 million, debuting at the No. 2 spot behind Resident Evil: Retribution.[53] In total, it earned $41.1 million in the United States, and $31.0 million outside the U.S.[54]
Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is Pixar's final independently-produced motion picture before its purchase by Disney. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles, it features the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman (in his final non-documentary feature), Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, and John Ratzenberger. Real life race car drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Mario Andretti and Michael Schumacher, and car enthusiast Jay Leno (as "Jay Limo") voice themselves. It is also the second Pixar film—after A Bug's Life—to have an entirely non-human cast. The film was accompanied by the short One Man Band for its theatrical and home media releases.
Cars premiered on May 26, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina and was theatrically released on June 9, 2006, to positive reviews. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The film was released on DVD on November 7, 2006 and to Blu-ray Disc in late 2007. Related merchandise, including scale models of several of the cars, broke records for retail sales of merchandise based on a Disney·Pixar film,[2] bringing an estimated $10 billion in 5 years since the film's release.[3] The film was dedicated to Joe Ranft, who was killed in a car accident during the film's production.
A sequel, Cars 2, was released on June 24, 2011,[4] and a spin-off, Planes, produced by DisneyToon Studios, was released on August 9, 2013.[5] A series of short animated films entitled Cars Toons has been airing since 2008.[6]

Animation

A rendered frame from the film.
For the cars themselves, Lasseter also visited the design studios of the Big Three Detroit automakers, particularly J Mays of Ford Motor Company.[16] Lasseter learned how real cars were designed.[16]
In 2006, John Lasseter spoke about how they worked hard to make the animation believable, saying: "It took many months of trial and error, and practicing test animation, to figure out how each car moves and how their world works. Our supervising animators, Doug Sweetland and Scott Clark, and the directing animators, Bobby Podesta and James Ford Murphy, did an amazing job working with the animation team to determine the unique movements for each character based on its age and the type of car it was. Some cars are like sports cars and they're much tighter in their suspension. Others are older '50s cars that are a lot looser and have more bounce to them. We wanted to get that authenticity in there but also to make sure each car had a unique personality. We also wanted each animator to be able to put some of themself in the character and give it their own spin. Every day in dailies, it was so much fun because we would see things that we had never seen in our lives. The world of cars came alive in a believable and unexpected way."[16]
Unlike most anthropomorphic cars, the eyes of the cars in this film were placed on the windshield (which resembles the Tonka Talking Trucks, and the characters from Tex Avery's One Cab's Family short and Disney's own Susie the Little Blue Coupe), rather than within the headlights.[16] According to production designer Bob Pauley, "From the very beginning of this project, John Lasseter had it in his mind to have the eyes be in the windshield. For one thing, it separates our characters from the more common approach where you have little cartoon eyes in the headlights. For another, he thought that having the eyes down near the mouth at the front end of the car feels more like a snake. With the eyes set in the windshield, the point of view is more human-like, and made it feel like the whole car could be involved in the animation of the character.[16] This decision was heavily criticized by automotive blog Jalopnik.[22]
In 2006, supervising animator on the film Scott Clark, spoke about the challenges of animating car characters, saying: "Getting a full range of performance and emotion from these characters and making them still seem like cars was a tough assignment, but that's what animation does best. You use your imagination, and you make the movements and gestures fit with the design. Our car characters may not have arms and legs, but we can lean the tires in or out to suggest hands opening up or closing in. We can use steering to point a certain direction. We also designed a special eyelid and an eyebrow for the windshield that lets us communicate an expressiveness that cars don't have."[16] Doug Sweetland, who also served as supervising animator, also spoke about the challenges, saying: "It took a different kind of animator to really be able to interpret the Cars models, than it did to interpret something like The Incredibles models. With The Incredibles, the animator could get reference for the characters by shooting himself and watching the footage. But with Cars, it departs completely from any reference. Yes they're cars, but no car can do what our characters do. It's pure fantasy. It took a lot of trial and error to get them to look right."[16]

John Lasseter co-wrote and directed the film.
Lasseter also explained that the film started with pencil and paper designs, saying: "Truth to materials. Starting with pencil-and-paper designs from production designer Bob Pauley, and continuing through the modeling, articulation, and shading of the characters, and finally into animation, the production team worked hard to have the car characters remain true to their origins."[16] Character department manager Jay Ward also explained how they wanted the cars to look as realistic as possible, saying: "John didn't want the cars to seem clay-like or mushy. He insisted on truth to materials. This was a huge thing for him. He told us that steel needs to feel like steel. Glass should feel like glass. These cars need to feel heavy. They weigh three or four thousand pounds. When they move around, they need to have that feel. They shouldn't appear light or overly bouncy to the point where the audience might see them as rubber toys."[16] According to directing animator James Ford Murphy, "Originally, the car models were built so they could basically do anything. John kept reminding us that these characters are made of metal and they weigh several thousand pounds. They can't stretch. He showed us examples of very loose animation to illustrate what not to do."[16]
Character shading supervisor on the film Thomas Jordan explained that chrome and car paint were the main challenges on the film, saying: "Chrome and car paint were our two main challenges on this film. We started out by learning as much as we could. At the local body shop, we watched them paint a car, and we saw the way they mixed the paint and applied the various coats. We tried to dissect what goes into the real paint and recreated it in the computer. We figured out that we needed a base paint, which is where the color comes from, and the clearcoat, which provides the reflection. We were then able to add in things like metallic flake to give it a glittery sparkle, a pearlescent quality the might change color depending on the angle, and even a layer of pin-striping for characters like Ramone."[16] Supervising technical director on the film Eben Ostby explained that the biggest challenge for the technical team was creating the metallic and painted surfaces of the car characters, and the reflections that those surfaces generate, saying: "Given that the stars of our film are made of metal, John had a real desire to see realistic reflections, and more beautiful lighting than we’ve seen in any of our previous films. In the past, we’ve mostly used environment maps and other matte-based technology to cheat reflections, but for Cars we added a ray-tracing capability to our existing Renderman program to raise the bar for Pixar."[16]
Rendering lead Jessica McMackin spoke about the use of ray tracing on the film, saying: "In addition to creating accurate reflections, we used ray tracing to achieve other effects. We were able to use this approach to create accurate shadows, like when there are multiple light sources and you want to get a feathering of shadows at the edges. Or occlusion, which is the absence of ambient light between two surfaces, like a crease in a shirt. A fourth use is irradiance. An example of this would be if you had a piece of red paper and held it up to a white wall, the light would be colored by the paper and cast a red glow on the wall."[16] Character supervisor Tim Milliron explained that the film uses a ground–locking system that kept the cars firmly planted on the road, saying: "The ground-locking system is one of the things I’m most proud of on this film. In the past, characters have never known about their environment in any way. A simulation pass was required if you wanted to make something like that happen. On Cars, this system is built into the models themselves, and as you move the car around, the vehicle sticks to the ground. It was one of those things that we do at Pixar where we knew going in that it had to be done, but we had no idea how to do it."[16]
Technical director Lisa Forsell explained that to enhance the richness and beauty of the desert landscapes surrounding Radiator Springs, the filmmakers created a department responsible for matte paintings and sky flats, saying: "Digital matte paintings are a way to get a lot of visual complexity without necessarily having to build complex geometry, and write complex shaders. We spent a lot time working on the clouds and their different formations. They tend to be on several layers and they move relative to each other. The clouds do in fact have some character and personality. The notion was that just as people see themselves in the clouds, cars see various car-shaped clouds. It’s subtle, but there are definitely some that are shaped like a sedan. And if you look closely, you’ll see some that look like tire treads. The fact that so much attention is put on the skies speaks to the visual level of the film. Is there a story point? Not really. There is no pixel on the screen that does not have an extraordinary level of scrutiny and care applied to it. There is nothing that is just throw-away."[16]
Computers used in the development of the film were four times faster than those used in The Incredibles and 1,000 times faster than those used in Toy Story. To build the cars, the animators used computer platforms similar to those used in the design of real-world automobiles.

Box office
In its opening weekend, Cars earned $60,119,509 in 3,985 theaters in the United States, ranking number one at the box office.[65] In the United States, the film held onto the number one spot for two weeks before being surpassed by Click and then by Superman Returns the following weekend.[66][67][68] It went on to gross $461,983,149 worldwide (ranking number six in 2006 films) and $244,082,982 in the United States (the third highest-grossing film of 2006 in the country, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Night at the Museum).[69] It was the second highest grossing film released by Walt Disney Pictures, behind Dead Man's Chest and was the highest-grossing animated film of 2006 in the United States, but lost to Ice Age: The Meltdown with $655,388,158 in worldwide totals .
















Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures—the first superhero film in Disney's animated features canon and the 54th overall. The film is inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.[5] Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film tells the story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. The film features the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, and Maya Rudolph.

Big Hero 6 is the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters, whose parent company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009.[6] Walt Disney Animation Studios created new software technology to produce the film's animated visuals.[7][8]

Big Hero 6 premiered at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, 2014, and at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 3D on October 31; it was theatrically released in the United States on November 7, 2014. The film was met with both critical and commercial success, grossing over $657 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated film of 2014.[9] It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie. It also received nominations for the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. Big Hero 6 was released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 24, 2015.

Box office[edit]
Big Hero 6 earned $222.5 million in North America, and $435.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide estimated total of $657.8 million.[4] Calculating in all expenses, Deadline estimated that the film made a profit of $187.34 million.[81] Worldwide, it is the highest-grossing animated film of 2014,[9] the third highest-grossing non-Pixar animated film,[82] and the 16th highest-grossing animated film of all time. By grossing over $500 million worldwide, it became the fourth Disney release of 2014 to do so; the other titles being Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[83]

















 
 Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, and animated by Illumination Mac Guff, the film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.

Steve Carell, Russell Brand and Miranda Cosgrove reprise their roles as Gru, Dr. Nefario and Margo, respectively. Kristen Wiig, who played Miss Hattie in the first film, voices agent Lucy Wilde, while Ken Jeong, who played the Talk Show Host, voices Floyd Eagle-san. New cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo "El Macho" Pérez and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, head of the Anti-Villain League (AVL).

The film premiered on June 5, 2013 in Australia, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 3, 2013. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and for Academy Award for Best Original Song (for "Happy"), losing both to Disney's Frozen. Grossing over $970 million worldwide against its budget of $76 million, the film became the second-highest-grossing animated film of 2013 and the third-highest-grossing film of 2013. It is also the most profitable film in the 101-year history of Universal Studios.

A prequel/spin-off film, Minions, focusing on the little yellow henchmen before they met Gru, was released on July 10, 2015. A third film, Despicable Me 3, is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2017.

Box office
Despicable Me 2 grossed $368 million in North America, and $602.7 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $970.8 million. Calculating in all expenses, Deadline.com estimated that the film made a profit of $394.5 million. It is currently the twenty-fourth highest-grossing film, the fourth highest-grossing animated film, the third highest-grossing 2013 film (behind Frozen and Iron Man 3), the second highest-grossing 2013 animated film, the highest-grossing Illumination Entertainment film, and the second highest-grossing Universal Studios film (behind Jurassic Park). With a budget of $76 million. the film is the most profitable film in the 101-year history of Universal Studios.

North America

Despicable Me 2 is the twenty-sixth highest-grossing film, the fourth highest-grossing 2013 film,[113] the sixth highest-grossing animated film, the seventh highest-grossing 3-D film,[115] and the highest-grossing Illumination Entertainment film.[109] It is the sixth animated film to pass the $300 million mark. The film opened on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at first place with $35.0 million (including $4.7 million from Tuesday night showings). Its opening-day gross stands as third highest for an animated feature. and the seventh highest among films opening on a Wednesday.The film then dropped 30% to $24.5 million on Thursday, marking the second-largest non-opening Thursday gross. Over the five-day Independence Day weekend (Wednesday-to-Sunday, including Tuesday night showings), the film earned $143.1 million, the highest five-day start for an animated film (ahead of Toy Story 3‍ '​s $141.0 million five-day debut). During the traditional three-day opening weekend (Friday-to-Sunday), the film earned $83.5 million. The film's three-day opening-weekend gross was the largest among Illumination Entertainment films, the third largest for an Independence Day holiday, the fourth largest among animated films, the seventh largest among films released in July, and the tenth largest among films not released on a Friday.The film remained in the first position at the box office for two consecutive weekends.

Other countries

Despicable Me 2 is the twenty-seventh highest-grossing film, the third highest-grossing animated film, the fourth highest-grossing Universal film, and the third highest-grossing 2013 film. It is also only the fourth animated film to have grossed over $600 million. On its first weekend, Despicable Me 2 opened only in Australia with $6.66 million, ahead of Monsters University which opened on the same weekend. The film set an opening-day record in Latvia. In total, it opened at number one in 67 territories, and set opening-weekend records among animated films in Latin America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Lebanon, as well as opening-weekend records among all films in South Africa and Venezuela. The film remained in the first position at the box office for two consecutive weekends during July 2013. The film's largest openings occurred in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta ($22.5 million), China ($15.4 million) and Mexico ($14.9 million). In total earnings, its largest markets were the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta ($72.2 million), China ($53.0 million) and Mexico ($47.7 million).