"Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
On screen, the Overland Park native has convinced friends to have an orgy, buddies to take a week off from marriage and neighbors to smuggle marijuana across the border. This week, he’ll try to convince his pals to kidnap someone in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But while Sudeikis’ bad influence is pervasive onscreen, he’s become noticeably more domestic in his personal life.
“Mockingjay — Part 1” doesn’t waste any time. The makers of “Mockingjay” know they’re playing to the fans now, and their priority is to keep moving toward next year’s epic finale. It’s an exciting, well-paced entry in the series, even if it could never stand on its own.
British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear – a development that the bear’s 88-year-old creator says leaves him “totally amazed.”
Steve Carell’s performance in “Foxcatcher” has been hailed as one of the most extraordinary of the year, one immediately inducted into the rich history of comedic actors veering into dramatic territory. Carell is considered a shoo-in for a best actor nomination.
A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
If you think college football is only a game, you might think that "Happy Valley" is no more than a place name that's become attached to the bucolic area around Penn State University. And you would be wrong on all counts.
As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.