On February 24th 2015, Tom Rothman replaced Amy Pascal as chairman of Sony Motion Picture Group. Amy Pascal changed positions at Sony because of the internet hacking scandal involved with “The Interview” movie. During the criminal hacking some emails which Amy Pascal thought were private became embarrassingly public. Amy Pascal apologizes for these emails that should have remained private. She is now working on new Sony projects such as the “Spider-man” series in a different division of the company. Working together transition between Amy Pascal and Tom Rothman will be a smooth one. Michael Lynton notes that Tom Rothman has the experience and knowledge of the business. Tom Rothman has worked on major blockbusters such as “Avatar” and “Titanic”. Besides working for Sony’s TriStar Productions he has experience with Fox Filmed Entertainment. At Fox Filmed Entertainment he helped obtain $40 billion in box office sales and 150 Academy Award nominations. Additionally he created Fox Searchlight an art-house label.
Michael Lynton, whose contract has been extended, will have Tom Rothman report directly to him. Tom Rothman while being the new studio head will continue to oversee TriStar Productions.
Chris Evans has sat down to do interviews which discuss the future of Captain America. Chris Evans is set to reprise his role in Avengers 2 and Captain America: Civil War. Chris Evans has talked about the changes made between Avengers and this upcoming film. One of the things he has stated was that he enjoyed the stealth version of his costume that he wore in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Chris Evans has talked about the evolving fighting skills of Captain America and what he wants to see from him in future movies. Chris Evans has briefly talked about the characters that will be joining the Avengers. There has been a poster released that featured Chris Evans’s Captain America character.
Avengers: Age of Ultron does look like an interesting follow up to the other Marvel projects. However, plenty of buzz is surrounding Civil War. As a matter of fact, there seems to be more talk about Captain America: Civil War, than the upcoming Avengers film. Half of it involves the inclusion of Spider-Man in the project as he stated in the Orlando Sentinel.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1 2015.
Among the many genres and franchises that are making big comebacks in this decade are comic book movies, Star Wars movies, and Star Trek if you may. Star Wars: Rebels is finishing off its first season. Chris Weitz is currently revising the script for the first Star Wars spin-off.
When it comes to the spin-off, according to Chris Weitz, the fans of the upcoming standalone film can expect everything. He is dedicated to making the best possible version of the movie. However, there is a rather concerning remark that he has made. The Radiology Business suggests he has stated that he tries not to read the story because he does not see how that could help him. For one thing, when you read over your work, there are ways that you can revise your work in order for it to make more sense. In that case, reading your work can help bring it to its best possible form.
However, Chris Weitz has stated that he is a fan so that could be a comforting thing to hear for people that want Star Wars to return to form.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015 with the first spinoff to be released a year later.
Joseph Kosinski, director of the movies Tron Legacy and Oblivion is looking to direct a film adaptation of the video game called Gran Turismo. Joseph Kosinski started in the industry directing commercials. In that respect, his films have great visuals even if the story might not have much to offer. Tron Legacy had some great visuals. Oblivion was even better in the visual department. The same could be expected with the next movie that Joseph Kosinski directs.
The Gran Turismo game actually has no kind of plot. It is simply about racing. However, there are a few concepts for a screen story. One of them involves a video gamer who decides to become a racer said Marc Sparks.
According to Timber Creek Capital, Joseph Kosinski was planning on doing another project with Tom Cruise under the title of Go Like Hell. However, the project is not really getting anywhere. As far as Gran Turismo, Joseph Kosinski has free reign when it comes to the story. There was another movie based on a racing/chase game under the title of Need for Speed. However, that film wasn’t all that impressive. There is a possibility that this film might actually be the film that game movies need.
20th Century Fox has just revealed the new international poster for the film Hitman: Agent 47. The poster is extremely cool as it features the title anti-hero in a major city street with his guns to his side. In the shadow of the various metropolitan skyscrapers, the military has all its weapons pointed at him. The advertising tagline is the ominous statement “Your number is up”.
Does this mean that the once shadowy hitman now has to face the consequence of his actions? We will know for sure when the Hitman reboot
hits screens in the near future said AnastasiaDate
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For those not familiar with the franchise, Hitman is an exceptionally popular video game about the titular assassin known as Agent 47. The character first made an appearance in a movie appropriately titled Hitman.
The film did not do all that great at the box office. The lack of box office success really was a shame. Unlike a lot of dreadful films based on video games, Hitman was actually quite good. No, the film was not high art. The purpose of the film was to deliver a lot of shootouts, chases, and action. On top all the usual action-movie noise, and attempt was made to provide a little depth to the character. On a minor level, this approach succeeded.
Hopefully, the new film will also seek to add a little depth to the bizarre and violent character.
Christopher Cowdray and luxury hotel management are virtually synonymous. Chris has been in the hotel business for over 30 years and in 2007 became the Chief Executive Officer for The Dorchester Collection of hotels. He brings to the position a unique vision, and his experience in managing hotels on four different continents.
The Dorchester Collection currently consists of nine luxury hotels in premier cities like London and Paris. What began as five individual hotels is now a set of branded hotels with a reputation in the travel industry for a luxury experience for their guests and top-of-the-line services.
Several additions to The Dorchester Collection have been made since Chris took over in 2007. The first was the Hotel Bel-Air, which was added in 2008. It was then closed down for a two year, complete renovation. Next was the addition of Coworth Park near Ascot. The Georgian style house was converted to a hotel by adding rooms and a spa to the facility. 45 Park Lane was added in November 2011. Located near The Dorchester, this property has a more contemporary feel, and complements the Dorchester nicely. Most recently added was Le Richemond which will be renovated to bring it up to the standards of the rest of the collection.
Christopher Cowdray and The Dorchester Collection work hard to create a unique customer experience at each of their hotels. Rather than try to make a corporate brand that all hotels conform to, each hotel has its own unique style and character. The hotels all take customer feedback very seriously, and are constantly evaluating themselves to see if they are meeting guest expectations, and if not, why not? Chris also values highly the satisfaction of his employees. Happy employees will provide better service, which leads to happy guests.
Since taking over as CEO of The Dorchester Collection, Christopher Cowdray has set forth an ambitious vision. Placing customer service and luxury experiences at the top of his list of priorities, he has truly created a collection of unique hotels with individual personalities that keep guests coming in the doors.
Neil Blomkamp has revealed that his upcoming movie is going to be a direct sequel to Aliens with Alien 3 and Resurrection having never happened. This leaves open the possibility for the return of characters such as Hicks and Newt. There is no telling how this is going to work out. The story is likely to take place at least 30 years after the events of Aliens.
Alien 3 at its best still had some really mean spirited issues. CrunchBase says it basically took the progress that was made in Aliens and took a big dump on it by killing off Hicks and Newt right at the beginning of the film, at least that’s how Brian Torchin felt.
There had to have been some early drafts of an Alien 3 script that involved Hicks and Newt playing bigger roles. Neil Blomkamp can take notes from some of the earlier drafts. However, it does look like he is writing his own story for the new Alien 3. He could write the events of the previous movies that came after Aliens as some kind of strange dream.
Everyone involved is very excited about the project. Now, other aspects of the project have to come into play like whoever is going to play Hicks and Newt. It would be cool to see Michael Biehn come back to the role.
Annually, in the U.S., suicides, homicides and accidents with firearms claim at least 32,000 lives.
A formidable group of doctors and attorneys is trying to reduce the number of these tragedies by treating firearm deaths as a public health problem. Surgeons, family doctors, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians and emergency physicians are convinced that quick and easy access to guns is linked to the number of deaths caused by firearms.
Susan McGalla know that the first action of this group is to push for expansion of background checks for all firearm purchases. Find more on McGalla on Crunchbase.com. Currently, background checks for firearm purchases are ineffective because there are so many loopholes. They want to see a universal requirement.
A second and equally important action will be better access to mental health care by providing adequate treatment to everyone who needs it. Nationwide, guns are responsible for more than 50 percent of suicide deaths and people who receive treatment are far less likely to commit violent acts.
A third action is to call for tighter restrictions on private ownership of assault weapons which have played a major role in mass shootings. This action also has the support of the American Bar Association whose experts believe this recommendation is constitutionally sound.
If a full 747 jet crashed every week, killing every passenger, there would be still be fewer deaths from airplane crashes than firearms.
Lawmakers and members of the public just have to take this organized group of committed health professionals and attorneys more seriously than the gun lobby.
February 26, 2015 is a day to remember in Washington DC. Marijuana is a legal substance, even though, the Republican chairman of the House committee tried to stop the mayor and the city council from implementing the law. Over 70 percent of the voters in DC wanted pot to be legal, and the mayor and his council gave them what they wanted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/with-marijuana-legalization-green-rush-is-on-in-dc/2015/02/25/23c3f1de-bc78-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html
The bad news is DC won’t become another Amsterdam. Pot shops and open-air smoking venues are out, but those minor details aren’t putting a damper on the city’s celebration. Residents of the city can use, grow and possess small amounts of pot, and stores that sell accessories for growing and using pot will start popping up around the city soon. Marijuana is finally taking its rightful place as the number one preferred recreational drug in DC and in other cities around the country.
Marcio Alaor BMG knows that the national policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, Michael Collins, had this to say about the new law. “What you’re seeing here is the end of marijuana prohibition, a change in attitudes and a real shift in law enforcement. This a huge step forward in the national fight for legalization,”
No word yet on how many Congressman will grow weed at home, but Las Vegas is betting on the House.
Children are natural bundles of energy. Parents are constantly telling their offspring to sit down, be still, calm down, focus and variety of other similar directives. Many of the parental commands go unheeded because the child is so full of energy they feel the need to move, to fidget to break out in a full-on run for no apparent reason.
That’s childhood. No added energy needed. So why allow children to drink a beverage loaded with sugar, caffeine and salt when they are naturally full of energy? That’s why the charity Action on Sugar want to ban energy drinks for children under the age of 16.
Parents, as well as the children, are lulled into thinking that these energy drinks will enable the child to perform better in their academics and sports activities. While the sudden burst of sugar (10 teaspoon per beverage in most cases) and high dose of caffeine may give an initial jolt of energy, an energy crash soon follows. A piece of fruit would naturally give the same energy to a child without the spike in blood sugar and energy crash afterwards.
The high sugar content of energy drinks contribute to the development of diabetes as the child ages. Facebook users feel that diabetes is also the leading cause of amputation and blindness among adults. Obesity is another health problem created by the consumption of energy drink by children the charity Action on Sugar points out in their call for a ban on energy drinks from children.