The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced earlier today. The Hollywood Stock Exchange offered NominOptions for the leading contenders in the top eight categories and HSX traders collectively successfully predicted 90% of the Oscar nominees this year. Here's how each category broke down.
The Best Picture race has 8 nominees this year: American Sniper [N5PAMS], Birdman [N5PBRD], Boyhood [N5PBOY], Selma [N5PSEL], The Grand Budapest Hotel [N5PGBH], The Imitation Game [N5PTIG]...Read more »
Fox has dropped the greenband trailer as well as the redband trailer for the action comedy Spy [SCOPR]. Reuniting with The Bridesmaid director Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy [MMCCA] stars as a CIA analyst who finally hits the field to track down a high-value target, played by Rose Byrne [RBYRN]. Jude Law [JLAW] and Jason Statham [JSTAT] co-star in Spy, which arrives in theaters on May 22nd.
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Universal has revealed the theatrical trailer for the found-footage horror film Unfriended [CYBRN], which was previously known as Cybernatural. Unfolding over computer screens, six high school friends are stalked by an unseen figure supposedly from a classmate who committed suicide a year ago. Now she seeks vengeance against those who had bullied and shamed her. Unfriended hits theaters on April 17th.
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Disney has uploaded a new trailer for the Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron [AVNG2], which premiered during the College Football National Championship game. While new footage are shown, most are just additional shots from the same scenes already revealed in the first teaser. Why try something different when the fanboys are already sold anyways. Avengers: Age of Ultron takes over the world on May 1st.
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Closing out the action trilogy with just a little drop-off, Taken 3 [TAKE3] earned an estimated $40.4 million to top the weekend box office. The opening is the second best ever for January behind only Ride Along's $44.5 million. The audience broke down 64% male and 54% over the age of 25.
Selma [SELMA] finished second in its wide expansion with $11.2 million. The historical drama attracted a crowd that was 61% female and 83% was over the age of 25.
Into the Woods [INTWD] grossed $9.7...Read more »
Sony has released the full-length trailer for the sci-fi film Chappie [CHAPI] on Apple. Die Antwoord, Dev Patel [DPATE], Sigourney Weaver [SWEAV] and Hugh Jackman [HJACK] star in the film directed by Neil Blomkamp [NBLOM]. While the first trailer was reminiscent of Short Circuit, the latest trailer looks more or less like another RoboCop.
Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come...Read more »
Warner Bros. has unleashed the trailer for the thriller Run All Night [ALNIT] on Apple. Liam Neeson [LNEES] and Joel Kinnaman [JKINN] star as estranged father and son, who must work together to stay alive while fighting back against the mob and staying a step ahead of the police. Ed Harris [EHARR] and Vincent D'Onofrio [VDONO] co-star in Run All Night, which hits theaters on April 17th.
Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen...Read more »
As holdover films from 2014 continue to make bank, a new 2015 entry is poised to seize the box office crown. Liam Neeson [LNEES] is back with his particular set of skills in the action sequel Taken 3 [TAKE3]. The 2009 original opened to $24.7 million and made Neeson a new action star. The 2012 sequel cemented that status with a $49.5 million debut. However, the third and final PG-13 rated outing is likely to trend downward. While Taken 2 could riff off Taken, the story is pretty...Read more »
Relativity has revealed the theatrical trailer for the horror film The Lazarus Effect [LAZAR]. Mark Duplass [MDUPL] and Olivia Wilde [OWILD] star as a scientist couple who are researching ways to bring dead patients back to life. When she is electrocuted to death in a lab accident, he decides to fast-track the human trial. The re-animation process unfortunately has side effects and she starts to pick off their medical students, played by Donald Glover [DOGLO], Evan Peters [EPETE] and...Read more »
Disney has unveiled the teaser trailer for Marvel's newest and tiniest superhero Ant-Man [ANTMN], which premiered during on TV with 'Marvel's Agent Carter'. Paul Rudd [PRUDD] stars as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas [MDOUG] as Dr. Hank Pym.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of...Read more »