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'Jurassic Park 4' Delayed

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We hope you weren't counting too heavily on Jurassic Park 4 making its projected summer 2014 release date, because it looks like Universal has gone back to the drawing least temporarily. The news, as it so often does these days, leaked via Twitter, where Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff shared JP4's delay with varying degrees of unhappiness and/or panic. In Smoyer's words, "Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4." Sherriff was a little less visibly upset, simply tweeting, "Jp4 on hold."


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Oblivion:’ One Release, One Top Spot

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The weekend was very kind to last week’s one and only new release, Oblivion. Otherwise, the charts have remained more or less static since last weekend. Oblivion did quite well in the box office, making over $38.1 million; while this is at the bottom end of its predicted range for its opening weekend gross, it’s still a respectable sum, and the film can probably expect similarly impressive numbers in later weeks.


New in Theaters: ‘Oblivion’

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As promising and, surprisingly, somewhat original as the film sounds, critics remain unimpressed (aren’t they always?)—Rotten Tomatoes currently rates it at 59%. While the film is visually stunning, and Cruise offers a respectable performance, some insist that there’s not quite enough substance to the script to tie the whole package together. Still, HSX predicts an opening weekend gross of $38-$44 million, so the film can’t be all bad.


Disney Confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' on Target for 2015

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Disney has been pretty slow to release official information about its slate of upcoming Star Wars sequels, but nobody gets out of CinemaCon without making a few big announcements, and this one's sort of a doozy, albeit in classically circumspect Mouse House fashion: Episode VII is indeed coming to theaters in 2015, with a new Star Wars-related film to follow every summer.


First 'Elysium' Trailer Pulls the Trigger on Brainy, Suspenseful Sci-Fi

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With District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp made us want to believe that satisfyingly smart sci-fi could make money at the box office. Now, with the first trailer for Elysium, he's making us think his last film's success may have only been the beginning.


Ford not 'yet' ready to talk 'Star Wars' sequels

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford isn't ready — "yet" — to talk about his reported part in Disney's planned "Star Wars" sequel, but he praises its director, J.J. Abrams. "I think he's fantastic," Ford said in a recent interview.Read more on


Disney working on standalone Star Wars movies

Star Wars fans have more than just Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to look forward to. Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that the company is developing "some standalone movies" featuring Star Wars characters.


Carrie Fisher Confirms She'll Be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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If there are any doubts as to whether or not Carrie Fisher will return as Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, those can be put to rest because Fisher has confirmed her involvement.


David Duchovny Wants Your Help Making 'X-Files 3'

David Duchovny

It's been about five years since X-Files: I Want to Believe concluded its underwhelming run at the box office, and nobody seems to be in much of a hurry to add a third film to the franchise -- but David Duchovny, who played Fox Mulder on the long-running series before following him to the big screen, hasn't given up.


Mark Hamill Weighs in on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Rumors

Mark Hamill

Thus far, Disney's announcement that it's shepherding a new wave of Star Wars movies has triggered a whole bunch of rumors and not much else -- but those intrepid souls over at Entertainment Tonight finally scored some semblance of a scoop by arranging for a sitdown with Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill.


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