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9 hrs ago | ComingSoon.net

Universal Dates Snow White Prequel The Huntsman and Moves The Mummy

Universal Pictures has set dates for two of its major 2016 releases. The Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman , will hit theaters on April 22, 2016, while Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy will move from that date to June 24, 2016.

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Related Topix: Snow White & the Huntsman, Media, Celebrities, Chris Hemsworth, Prometheus, Charlize Theron, Movies, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Deadline

Universal Buys Drew Daywalt Kid Book 'The Day The Crayons Quit'

Universal Pictures has preemptively acquired film rights to The Day The Crayons Quit , the bestselling children's picture book by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

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Dark Horizons News

Alex Kurtzman To Direct "Mummy" Reboot

In unsurprising news, "Star Trek" co-scribe Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct the reboot of "The Mummy" at Universal Pictures.

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Related Topix: Media

Detroit Free Press

Zac Efron opens up about addiction issues

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Zac Efron in a scene from 'Neighbors.'

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Related Topix: Family, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, High School Musical, Musical Movies, Zac Efron, Media

FilmJerk.com

The Early Report for July 29th, 2014: Part Two

Son of comic genius Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner has picked up the family torch and directed some of the most memorable, quotable, and endearing comedies of the last two decades, and he's no schmuck when it comes to dramas either.

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Related Topix: Media

Seeking Alpha

Why You Should Invest In Comcast

Comcast lost 144,000 video subscribers in the second quarter, compared to the loss of 162,000 customers a year earlier continuing the trend of improving video results.

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Get On Up."

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Related Topix: 42, Get On Up, Media, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis

ComingSoon.net

Become an Intern for Grey Enterprises with the Fifty Shades of Grey Viral Campaign

Back in January , Universal Pictures launched a viral campaign for its much-anticipated big screen adaptation of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey , inviting fans to become faux interns for Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc. Now, the studio is pushing the ARG even farther, releasing an interactive app through which users can complete assignments and move ... (more)

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Related Topix: Media, Movies, Entertainment

ComingSoon.net

N.W.A. Biopic Straight Outta Compton Casts its MC Ren and DJ Yella

Universal Pictures has just announced that Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Straight Outta Compton , the upcoming biopic that chronicles the creation of gangster rap group N.W.A. In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.

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Related Topix: N.W.a., Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Media, Leverage, Entertainment, Television

MarketWatch

Sex sells. But can you invest in it?

If there's any question that sex sells, consider the recent hysteria that greeted the release of the trailer for "50 Shades of Grey," the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller series.

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Related Topix: Media, Life, Hobbies, Collecting

Mon Jul 28, 2014

680News

Scarlett Johanssona s a Lucya smacks down a Herculesa in box office bout

The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Media

Press-Telegram

'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44 million at box office

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from Lucy.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Media, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, The Island, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Paramount Pictures, Dwayne Johnson

Reuters

"Lucy" box office bonanza lifts Besson fortune by $5 mln

French film director Luc Besson was over $5 million richer on Monday after his film "Lucy" starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain topped the North American box office at the weekend.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Media

Seeking Alpha

Comcast: Universal Continues Strong Year Courtesy Of 'Lucy' And Other Small Budget Films

With the box office down 20% from last summer and the overall box office down 13% it's easy to see why movie studios may be starting to get a little nervous.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Reuters

The top films at the North American box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, July 27 - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting July 25, led by "Lucy" according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy."

Luc Besson 's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Media, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Dwayne Johnson

NWCN.com

'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

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Related Topix: Brett Ratner, Media, Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Sat Jul 26, 2014

DreadCentrol.com

#SDCC14: Universal Developing Locke & Key Trilogy

Watching Joe Hill's Locke & Key go from page to screen has been nothing short of an exercise in frustration.

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Related Topix: Media, Supernatural, D3Publisher, Ben, Monkey Bar Games, Video Games, Henry Poole Is Here

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Motley Fool

Disney's Sequel Nightmare Is a Win for Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast

However, the most interesting film released over the course of the weekend appears to be Comcast's The Purge: Anarchy , which reported mediocre results but, given its low budget, may become a small cash cow for the company.

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Related Topix: Media, iPhone and iPad App, Planes: Fire & Rescue

TheAlternativePress.com

50 Shades: Trailer Too Hot for TV?

FANWOOD, NJ Fans of 50 Shades of Grey have gotten a taste of what the movie version of the worldwide bestseller will look like as Universal Pictures this week released a steamy trailer for the big screen adaptation, which will open on February 13, 2015.

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Related Topix: Fanwood, NJ, Media

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