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You’ll be able to walk through a frightening Cabin in the Woods this fall

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Universal Orlando Cabin in the Woods

When Universal Orlando busts out the Halloween Horror Nights, it gets serious. Horror fans descend upon the theme park in droves each year to experience in-your-face scares each fall. This year? The park is working with director Drew Goddard to bring The Cabin in the Woods to life. Like, for real.

"We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story,” Universal Orlando Entertainment Team member Michael Aiello tells Zap2it. “You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks."

As guests make their way through the cabin maze, they'll be a part of the story with plot points from the movie being incorporated. You know that merman is gonna be ridiculopus. This is gonna be intensely awesome.

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Amazon and NBCUniversal bring Battlestar Galactica, Parks & Recreation, more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video NBCUniversal

Amazon has announced a deal with NBCUniversal that brings even more video content to its Prime Instant Video streaming offering. Hundreds of new episodes of plenty of different shows are now part of Amazon Prime Instant Video including Battlestar Galactica, Parks and Recreation, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Parenthood, and many more. Amazon Prime members can access Instant Video from their PC, Mac, Kindle Fire, iPad, Roku, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. The service also recently added hundreds of offerings from both Paramount and MGM.


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial finally coming to Blu-ray on October 9

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

E.T. Blu-ray

One movie that we've been waiting to see in high-definition is E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and we'll finally have the opportunity to watch it on Blu-ray when it's released on October 9. The 30-year Anniversary Edition includes the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, and Ultraviolet editions all in one package, along with hours of extras. If you wanna get even more extravagant and nostalgic about it, you can opt for the Spaceship Limited Edition, which sees the movie packed in a replica of the E.T. spaceship, which plays the infamous movie score when opened. The disc-only version can be pre-ordered on Amazon for $17.96 (49% off,) while the more elaborate Spaceship Limited Edition will go for $139. You can check out a video of that one after the break. Either way, get ready to phone home while snacking on some Reese's Pieces.

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Universal Wants a Love Actually Sequel

Love ActuallyUniversal Pictures president Eddie Cunningham wants a Love Actually sequel.

The movie boss admits he would love to "green light" a follow-up to the 2003 Richard Curtis-directed romantic comedy - starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson - because so many films have tried to copy the format of inter-woven love stories but have not managed to capture the same feeling.

"I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on screen for more than six minutes. But only Richard Curtis has achieved it. It really makes you appreciate the beauty of his writing," he said.

Love Actually - which also starred Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley and Laura Linney - made $246 million worldwide on its release in 2003. Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve have both tried to follow the same format but have not achieved similar box office or critical acclaim.


Kristen Wiig Won’t Write or Star in Bridesmaids Sequel

Kristen Wiig at the Bridesmaids premiereKirsten Wiig won't write or star in any potential Bridesmaids sequel. Universal is keen to capitalize on the success of the comedy - which grossed $288 million worldwide and was produced for just $32 million - with a follow-up film, but the actress, who co-wrote the script with writing partner Annie Mumolo, is busy with other commitments.

"We aren't working on that. Annie and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else," Kristen said.

A Universal source added to The Hollywood Reporter, "We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right. We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we'll move forward."

Producer Judd Apatow is open to a sequel, but only if the idea is "great" and insiders believe he will only stay involved if Kristen remains on board: "The key is we have to come up with an idea that is as good or better than the first one. We don't want to do it unless it can be great. I don't think anyone has had the brain space to think about it yet. Hopefully that can begin this year."

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Box Office: Hangover Buzz Doesn’t Slow Ticket Sales

The Hangover 2

Critics have widely panned The Hangover, Part II, but that didn’t deter holiday weekend moviegoers. The comedy sequel earned massive bucks for Warner Bros., and surpassed box office earnings for its parent flick.

So who cares what critics say, anyway? The ensemble comedy earned $137.4, after enjoying the biggest-ever Thursday opening for a film ($31.6 million).

Kung Fu Panda 2 fell far short of the first-place mark, earning $62.2 million during the three-day weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides racked up $50.4 million in third place. Bridesmaids earned $21 million, and Thor finishes off the top five with $12 million. Maybe some bad reviews would boost their box office mojo?

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Snow White and the Box Office Battle

Julia Roberts Kristen Stewart

It’s the kind of thing that happens when rights licensing gets out of hand. As we’ve explained, two different Snow White films will make their way to the big screen in 2012. Each flick is peppered with big names and some fresh faces, and each will present an original take on the age-old fairy tale.

But, there’s trouble, because each film wants to be the first one to come to theaters. Relativity Media’s Snow White was scheduled to release on June 29, so Universal’s Snow White and Huntsman moved its production schedule up 6 months to set a new release for June 1.

Relativity retaliated by moving its fairy tale flick up to March 16. And in the rush to get each movie to the box office, someone’s bound to foul up somewhere.

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Box Office: Thor Continues to Rule

Thor

Even the power of Bridesmaids isn’t enough to beat mighty Thor. The superhero flick remains at number 1 at the end of the weekend box office, earning $34.7 million.

Bridesmaids, led by Kristen Wiig’s star power, earned $26.2 million. Fast Five raced into the number 3 position with $20.4 million. Priest earned $14.9 million to lock down the number 4 spot, and Rio is down to number 5 with $8.2 million.

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Box Office: Thor Hammers Competition

Thor -- Paramount

Thor debuted as the number one film over the weekend, earning a cool $65.7 million. Fast Five, the previous number one, fell to the second spot with its $32 million take.

Jumping the Broom ($15.2 million), Something Borrowed ($13.9 million) and Rio ($8 million) finish off the top five.

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Kristen Stewart Finds Her Prince Charmant

Sam Claflin

Kristen Stewart has a prince… and it’s not Robert Pattinson. Stewart, who will be playing one of the title roles on Snow White and the Huntsman (guess which), will be paired onscreen with Sam Claflin.

He recently came to attention in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Claflin will play Prince Charmant, Stewart’s love interest in the re-telling of the fairy tale. Charlize Theron will play the Evil Queen, and so far no Huntsman has been cast.

Read More | Huffington Post

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