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Video lame: has Hollywood’s warped relationship with gaming gone too far?

Studios are keener than ever to take a cut from this multibillion-dollar industry – but even the best games rarely inspire good filmsAs recent efforts – Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed, Warcraft – continue to show, video games rarely make great movies. If ever. Dwayne Johnson’s new epic Rampage might change all this, just as giant, […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Noise as the Biggest Box Office Opening Since ‘Black Panther’

What does “A Quiet Place’ have that “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Tomb Raider” don’t? Quite a few things, it turns out, including the best domestic box office opening since “Black Panther.”The critically acclaimed third feature from actor John Krasinski, who stars opposite wife Emily Blunt, nearly tripled its budget on opening weekend. That will propel […]

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‘Ready Player One’ leads global box office with $181.3m

Pacific Rim: Uprising reaches $186.2m internationally, and Tomb Raider $194.6m.Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One secured top spot at the global box office this weekend, grossing $181.3m worldwide and giving distributor Warner Bros its biggest opening weekend ever in China.Pacific Rim: Uprising plummeted after its impressive opening last week, taking $40.6m worldwide over the […]

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‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie

When screenwriter Zak Penn read galleys in 2011 for Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” he had a thought: “This will never get made.” The sprawling novel was wall to wall with ’80s references, everything from movies “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Batman” and “Back to the Future” to video games Halo, Minecraft, Tomb Raider, and […]

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Movie adaptations of video games are still mostly terrible. Why has no one cracked the code?

Games creators and writers give their theories on how an upcoming crop of adaptations could avoid the same pitfalls as Assassin’s Creed, World of Warcraft and Super Mario BrosNo other film genre boasts such an unimpeachable reputation for dreadfulness as the video game adaptation. Some, such as this year’s Tomb Raider film and the zombie-themed […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 460 – Pacific Rim Uprising

David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss a movie where gigantic robots fight gigantic monsters and stuff. Also, Jeff talks Tomb Raider and Kristy shares thoughts on Wes Anderson’s latest. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Download […]

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China box office: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ debuts top

Sci-fi action sequel takes $68.3m from first three days, knocking ‘Tomb Raider’ to 2nd.Hollywood dominated the Chinese box office in the week of Mar 19-25, as Pacific Rim: Uprising became the third Us film in a row to top the charts, following Black Panther and Tomb Raider.Legendary East’s action sci-fi sequel stormed the charts with […]

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‘Black Panther’ becomes biggest superhero release of all time in North America

Pacific Rim Uprising takes the crown, as Tomb Raider falls away.Legendary Entertainment’s Pacific Rim Uprising starring John Boyega ended Black Panther’s magnificent five-week run at the top of the charts, although Marvel and Disney chiefs have plenty to celebrate as their tentpole sailed past $600m and overtook The Avengers to become the highest-grossing superhero release […]

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