Assassin’s Creed Movie to be Bilingual?

It has been a long and hard road for every gamer who wants to see their favorite game turned into a film. Most of these attempts have failed either financially, critically, or in both ways. Just a few months ago we saw Warcraft try to break that glass ceiling, but the movie wasn’t so successful (at least not domestically anyway). But there is hope! Coming out this December is the movie Assassin’s Creed, based off the popular video game series of the same name. For those unfamiliar with the plot here it is: “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.” 20th century fox wrote that up, not I. I figured they could do a better job of it. So as you can see this movie has an amazing lead and an interesting story, not to mention a devoted fanbase. So this is seeming promising. Unless of course this news completely turns you off.

All the scenes set in 15th century Spain will be in Spanish. So sadly (unless you know Spanish, if so rock on) that means we’ll spend some time reading subtitles. Yes subtitles, the reason you haven’t seen that one french movie you girlfriend keeps raving about (besides the fact that you really don’t wanna see it). This is very divisive topic for many. Ijustinkurzelmacbethukfilmpremiereqjnufmtiq_cl personally don’t mind them but many can’t seem to focus on what’s happening on screen and read what the characters are saying at the same time. So this may elicit a few groans from the crowd. “Why are they doing this to me!” I’m sure some of you are yelling at your computers. Well according to director Justin Kurzel from the most recent issue of Total Film, here’s why:

“I just love the fact [production company] New Regency embraced it. We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”

Hopefully that exoticness and richness doesn’t end up going unnoticed by those who aren’t fans of subtitles. And I hope all these years of public school Spanish finally start paying off. Fingers crossed.

So is this a deal breaker for you? Are subtitles really that bad? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Assassin’s Creed and other things in the world that is movie news.

Assassin’s Creed comes to theaters December 21st, 2016.

Source: http://screenrant.com/assassins-creed-movie-scenes-spanish/

Box Office Battle 9/16-9/18

First off, sorry I’m such a bum. I meant to post a what’s out for this weekend, but it just didn’t happen. My bad, won’t happen again. Or at least not any time soon. But anyway life went on and movies came out even if I was not here to tell you about them. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if my not talking about them lead to such low numbers this week … Let me show you what I mean.

1. Sully – $22,000,000

Keeping is place in the top spot is non other than Tom Hanks starring and Clint Eastwood directed Sully. With a very pleasing drop of only 37%, this movie seems to be doing just fine. Having made $10 million over the budget cost in these two weeks I think it’s safe to say that this biopic will be labeled a win for all involved. Only time will tell if the Oscars will nominate the piece but no matter what it’s doing pretty well for itself even in September.

2. Blair Witch – $9,650,000

Taking the silver is the unexpected sequel Blair Witch. Why unexpected? Well I’ll tell you. Once upon a time in a far away land called Hollywood there was a movie called The Woods. Now, no one really cared about The Woods because what kind of name is The Woods? So the movie was created without any sort of buzz. Then came the great celebration of geekdom we all lovingly know as San Diego Comic Con. At SDCC there was a screening for The Woods, but of course nobody cared. But then, on the day of the screening people starting saying that that lame movie called The Woods was actually a sequel to the hyper successful horror movie The Blair Witch Project. And the rumors were true. Adam Wingard (You’re Next) creating a Blair Witch Project sequel right under our noses. And it’s doing okay. It practically doubled its budget, but it made $20 million less than The Blair Witch Project did opening weekend. Things that may have made some less eager to go out and see it? The unfortunate sequel to TBWP that came out in 2000, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Let’s just pretend that this is the only sequel there is, shall we?

3. Bridget Jones’ Baby – $8,240,715

Sliding into third is Bridget Jones’ Baby, the third movie in the Bridget Jones franchise. Now not the best numbers but I have a feeling they’ll make their $35 million back. As a person who will likely never see this movie but enjoyed the trailer and always enjoys Patrick Dempsey, I say go see it if you like the trailer. I don’t know why but I am now kind of rooting for the success of this movie. So why not check it out? Unprotected sex and Colin Firth?! What more could one want?

4. Snowden – $8,023,329

Coming in whatever’s after bronze is Snowden. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this Oliver Stone directed piece has been a movie talked about for quite a bit. It’s a bit disappointing it only made this much, but it’s not super surprising. I’ve heard people say the movie isn’t pulling them in as much as they like and JGL does a weird voice. It’s a shame but sometimes that happens. I wonder if the real Snowden liked it.

5. Don’t Breathe – $5,600,000

And to finish off the top five is Don’t Breathe, the movie that made it official that this Summer was the Summer of good horror. Now full disclosure I was not that into Lights Out. I laughed more than I jumped in that one. However I did enough it, alone with The Conjuring 2. I have yet to see Don’t Breathe but considering how well it’s been doing I’m sure it’s something worth checking out.

Honorable Mentions

22. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Made less than a million built come on, it’s the Beatles. Not mentioning it would be a disservice to the world and I’m sure the surviving members would agree.

So that’s this week in movies! What did you think of this week? Are there any real contenders for next week? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more Box Office Battles and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

Turner Acquires the Film TV Rights for Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy I like to call 1977 (that’s basically a whole different galaxy) a movie came out that changed cinema forever. That movie was A New Hope, the first Star Wars movie to ever hit the big screen. Within the next 6 years the Star Wars movies grew into a phenomenon never before seen in the film world. I changed lives and made nerds out of many a young man and woman in its short time on the big screen. But of course they couldn’t leave well enough alone which gave us the prequel trilogy. Let’s just say that wasn’t received very well. But now the Star Wars train is chugging at full speed again with its newest trilogy in the works, accompanied by several animated cartoons that are indeed canon. So long story short it’s a good time to be a Star Wars nerd, and it’s about to get even better.tnt-logo-01

Turner acquire the film TV rights to Star Wars. I know what you’re thinking, why does this affect me? What even is Turner? Well I’ll tell you. Are you familiar with the channel TNT? Well that first T just so happens to stand for Turner. GASP. For those of you still not getting this, I’ll spell it out. You will soon be able to watch Star Wars on TNT, which is great (assuming you haven’t already cut the cord). I mean, have you ever seen a Star Wars movie just on TV? I haven’t, but that sounds like a life I wanna live. And I will be soon
enough. And to ice that awesomeness cake, Starting September 20 there will be a marathon of the original six installments in the Star Wars franchise and they’ll do it again in December leading up to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So I guess I know what I’m doing next week.

c9987f44b39e6f9a1faf7188a38936d4-650-80As for the newest films in the franchise, don’t fret. Turner got those too in the deal, but you won’t be seeing them for a little bit. The Force Awakens won’t become Turner’s until early 2018 thanks to a deal Lucasfilm made with Stars, and as for the movies that have not yet come out each will be able to come on tv around three years after their release. I know it’s a bummer but this is kind of standard issue. But don’t fret, you can still see Rogue One a gazillion times in theaters in a few months and then just feed on that.

So how excited are you? Are you wishing you didn’t cut that cord? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Star Wars and other things in the world of movie news.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters December 16th of this year.

Source: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/star-wars-turner-tv-rights-11-movies-1201860356/

Box Office Battle 9/9-9/11

It is a bittersweet day on this Monday Tuesday afternoon, what with the 15th anniversary of 9/11 being last Sunday. My condolences for anyone who lost anyone in the tragic event that came 15 years and two days ago. But luckily there are movies that (with luck) distracted us from the tragedy. Let’s see what happened.

1. Sully – Clint Eastwood

An unsurprising win this week by Clint Eastwood’s newest film, Sully. The film is based upon pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and his famous emergency landing in the Hudson. The film made a solid $35 million this week on a $60 million budget. This bodes well for the film and for Tom Hanks, considering this is probably one of his better film endeavours in recent years (unless you were into A Hologram for the King). Although am I the only one who finds it odd that it opens the weekend of the anniversary of 9/11? Is that really what we need at this time, a plane movie where things go horribly wrong? Or maybe I’m overthinking it.

2. When the Bough Breaks – Jon Cassar

Yay, Black cinema! The Lifetime-y sounding movie When the Bough Breaks has taken the silver this week with $14 million. Starring fan favorites such as Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall, this sexy drama horror movie did pretty well, considering critical reception being less than optimal. But sometimes you just gotta be happy with the fact that a movie with black people is in the top five. #SupportBlackCinema

3. Don’t Breathe – Fede Alvarez

One of the better films of Summer 2016, Don’t Breathe, has reeled in $8.25 million in its third week. This is great, for the movie and for horror in general. This movie was made for less than $10 million and has grossed over $65 million! These are the kind of numbers that some studios can only dream of. This is clincher that this Summer will be remembered for great horror. With movies like this and The Conjuring 2 and Lights Out (although I wasn’t that into Lights Out, but everyone else was) coming out in a Summer with lackluster blockbusters such as X-Men: Apocalypse and Suicide Squad, studios are gonna start looking at what makes actually good horror and who knows? Maybe come Summer 2017 this won’t seem like so much of a fluke.

4. Suicide Squad – David Ayer

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Speaking of lackluster blockbusters (in the general consensus, I loved the movie), Suicide Squad doesn’t seem to want to leave this top five and we don’t seem to want to let it go. The movie made $5.7 million in its 6th week which is great. While this movie wasn’t received as well as I’m sure WB would have liked it to be, this movie has been a consistent money maker, unlike its older brother Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie even passed up Man of Steel, a movie people seemed to like better. But let’s face it, this movie has a great rewatchability factor thanks to its brilliant characters and wild action. So rock on SS, I hope to see you next week.

5. The Wild Life – Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot

 

And in a surprising turn of events, the new animated movie The Wild Life has taken 5th this week with $3.3 million (just barely beating out Kubo and the Two Strings, I might add). The story of Robinson Crusoe told from the perspective of animals had close to no marketing. I only knew about because it played before I saw Finding Dory, which would probably be a better use of you money. movies like this being in the top five is proof that not much is out this weekend. Just go see Kubo.

Honorary Mentions

Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight

So close. So close.

Well that was this weekend in movies! What did you think of the rankings this week? Who will survive come next week? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more Box Office Battles and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

 

What’s Out? 9/9 Edition

It is another fine day this lovely Friday afternoon. I am your resident movie junkie and this is “What’s Out?” Here I’ll give you an overview of all the big stuff coming to the big screen. So let’s hop to it!

Sully – Clint Eastwood

The next Oscar bait film to come up to bat is the newest Clint Eastwood film Sully. This movie, being the first biopic of the Oscar season, has captured the attention of many thanks to its well beloved lead (Tom Hanks) and the guy behind the camera. It has been on my radar more so for its story than that stuff. Sully follows pilot Chesley Sullenberger who famously landed his plane in the Hudson after some geese flew into the engine. The movie mostly follows the aftermath of said water landing and to me that sound pretty interesting. It stands on Rotten Tomatoes with a certified fresh rating of 83%, which doesn’t surprise me at all.

When the Bough Breaks – Jon Cassar

Now for something a bit trippier, When the Bough Breaks. Starring a largely African American cast, this movie sounds like something out of the best kind of novel. This movie starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall revolves around what happens when a surrogate becomes obsessed with the father of the baby she’s holding. Now does that sound like a Lifetime movie or what? But a good Lifetime movie. While the movie doesn’t have a score on Rotten Tomatoes yet, I’m very intrigued. The director’s been doing mostly TV work but two Emmys gotta count for something, right?

The Disappointments Room – D.J. Caruso

Now this one I hadn’t heard about until I looked up what was coming out this week, so not the best time. I haven’t seen any type of marketing for this at all. But it stars an X-Man (Lucas Till) and Kate Beckinsale and is a horror movie, so that’s fun. The IMDB description of it is “A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.” Sounds fun. And interestingly enough Wentworth Miller of Fox’s Prison Break and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was one of the writers on this movie. So if that sweetens the pot for you by all means, go see it. And report back because I’m not gonna waste my hard earned cash on it unless I hear good things.

The Wild Life – Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen

And for something weird and out of place we have The Wild Life. It’s basically the tale of Robinson Crusoe told from the perspective of a parrot. Yes, you heard that correctly. Why this isn’t straight to VOD I don’t know. It stands at a very predictable 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and looks gross. I mean I like that Pixar isn’t this only animation game in town but this is just not a good use of anyone’s time. Or maybe I’ll see it in 3 years and realize it’s actually the best thing ever. Doubtful, but who knows?

So that’s everything new coming out this weekend. My first pick would have to be Sully, but When the Bough Breaks is a close second. To be honest anything that isn’t The Wild Life is fine. So what’re you seeing? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.

Joe Manganiello to Play Deathstroke in DCEU’s Batman Solo Film

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It has been exciting few weeks for the DC fans of the world. Just over a week ago Ben Affleck gave us the heads up that Deathstroke would be the main villain in the Batman solo movie set to come out in 2018, which sparked a lot of excitement for me and anyone else who is a fan of Arrow or the original Teen Titans cartoon. Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) is one of the more known of the unknown DC villains thanks to this popular tv shows. So that news was already something to get me looking forward to 2018, but this is just icing on the cake.

According to The Washington Journal Joe Manganiello has been cast as Deathstroke in this newest iteration. This news came from the mouth of DC executive Geoff Johns himself, so you can take this to the bank. You may recognize this dashing man from the series True Blood and the Magic Mike franchise. Of all the names I heard for this role, Joe’s was the one I most often heard thrown around. So I’m sure quite a few people are having a pretty good day today.

Johns declined to answer if Manganiello’s Deathstroke would make some kind of appearance in the Justice League movie we have coming up soon, however Mr. Manganiello just so happened to be in London not far from where they are shooting so …. Do with that information what you will.

So are you pumped this casting choice? Or did you have someone else in mind? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Deathstroke and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/09/08/joe-manganiello-will-play-deathstroke-in-ben-afflecks-batman-movie/?mod=e2twsy

 

Box Office Battle 9/2-9/5

It is a wonderful Tuesday morning and I hope you had a great three day weekend! Now because of Labor Day I held off on doing this Box Office Battle because I’m sure everyone waited till Monday to see their movies. So let’s see which movies placed!

1. Don’t Breathe

R-rated horror movie Don’t Breathe holds on to its top spot from last week. This being the last taste of all the good horror movies we’ve had this Summer, I’m happy to see it winning out two weeks in a row. So far the movie’s grossed just under $55 million in its two weeks out, and the budget was only $10 million! So I have a feeling a few studio executives had a very happy weekend indeed.

2. Suicide Squad

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Next on the box office totem pole is DCEU movie Suicide Squad with $12.8 million. Despite some iffy reviews the movie has been doing quite well for itself, especially in comparison to its predecessors. As many of us remember Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice flew of the top five faster than Superman, and even the for the most part well liked Man of Steel has been beat out by Suicide Squad’s domestic total of $297.4 million. So I guess those negative critics can suck it.

3. Pete’s Dragon (No, not the original)

Our surprise third place is none other than Disney remake Pete’s Dragon with $8.583 million. I’m getting specific because this movie just edged out the next movie on our list which I was really rooting for. But props to Pete’s Dragon nonetheless. Just last week this movie was in sixth place and now it’s back in the top five. Critics say it was okay but nothing to write in your diary about (I’m paraphrasing but yeah they basically said that). But I guess the kiddies are finally starting to dig it. Or maybe it’s just a really weak week.

4. Kubo and the two Strings

Now the movie that I was really rooting for. The newest Laika classic Kubo and the two Strings makes our number four with $8.537 million. So close to Pete’s Dragon but so far. I still haven’t seen it (which is unfortunate, to say the least) but I have loved everything Laika has done since I saw Coraline in 3D when I was nine. I support their work and I am trying very hard to see this before it goes out of theaters, and you should too! I have a feeling this is gonna be that thing you find on netflix and wish you had seen on the big screen.

5. Sausage Party

Rounding out the top five is everyone favorite movie about talking food, Sausage Party. Making $6.5 million in this four day weekend, it has been made clear that this movie was a definite success. Despite several reports of mistreatment of animators this movie just keeps making money, and who can blame it? It’s a decent movie. A little raunch to help you finish off the Summer.

Movies that didn’t make it

Since I tell y’all what movie are new every week it seems only right to tell you where they end up. Not everything can be a smash hit.

The Light Between Oceans

Though that trailer was bomb, bad things happen to good movies. But then again this isn’t the most horrible thing. The movie was #8 on the list with $5.9 million on a $20 million budget. It wasn’t a big hit but I’m sure it will at the very least make its money back.

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Sorry Luke Scott, looks like it’s not working out. The Sci-fi/horror flick had some amazing clips didn’t seem to resonate with the rest of the American people. The movie only made $2.43 million. But then again it is on an $8 million budget. So with luck they’ll at least break even.

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So Box Office Mojo doesn’t have any info on what this movie made. It did come out this weekend so what’s up BOM? Maybe it just did that bad. Moral of the story: Just see Don’t Breathe if you really want a horror movie.

Thoughts on this weekends top five? Surprised that Pete’s Dragon flew back into the top five? Thoughts on any of the reject movies mentioned above? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the box office and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2016&wknd=36a&p=.htm