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Let the games begin! Deep in the Siberian forest, a movement is growing, a harsh struggle for survival beckons to those who would take the challengewelcome to the real-life Russian Hunger Games! This summer, the reality-TV show ‘Games2:Winter’ will hit screens in Russia, with millions of spectators set to follow 30 brave participants in a no-holds-barred survival contest staged in the Siberian wilderness. Left to fend for themselves in the barren landscapes of Russia’s Novosibirsk Region, contestants will be dropped off in the bear-infested taiga forest in July 2017, with the goal of sticking out the harshest of conditions for a whopping nine months. The show’s creator Evgeniy Pyatkovskiy gave a chilling elaboration on the show’s concept from the depths of the Siberian forest, Monday, stating that “the show has no rules at all; the only rule is to survive.
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I hope you like seeing Disney's animated classics turned into live-action features. They're not going away anytime soon. We have Beauty and the Beast to thank for that. Disney's flesh-and-blood (and CG) remake of the 1991 hit opened at the top of the domestic box office with an estimated $170 million. That's more than the animated feature earned during its entire theatrical run in the U.S., which ended at $145.9 million. SEE ALSO: 'Beauty and the Beast' review: So, what do those extra 45 minutes get you? Beauty 's opening weekend success was evident early on when it logged a $64.1 million opening day. That was enough to give it the third best start of all time for a March movie, after Batman V Superman ($81.6 million) and The Hunger Games ($67.3 million). Read more... More about Beauty And The Beast , Box Office , Disney , Film , and Entertainment
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Power Rangers is getting a Hollywood makeover, with more adult themes, primary colours removed and a 12A certificate. But why stop there? Nothing, no matter how silly or saccharine, can’t be reformed into some 12A vaguely violent and sexy blue-filtered blandness in some desperate attempt to appeal to the “teen market”. As the reimagined Power Rangers movie coming to cinemas next week is set to prove, in all its rebooted “too edgy 4 u” grittiness. 2017 Rangers’ “grittyteaser trailer sees five stroppy teenagers (all smooth enough to have come from the High School Musical set) glower at one another in clothes most of us probably can’t afford (styled to look almost-crap), get CGI powersuits, and fight a villain that’s had a Hollywoodrace-lift” for no reason other than I-dont-know. I guess Elizabeth Banks is at a loose end after the Hunger Games films? Or, she just straight-up hates the viewing public? Continue reading...
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A TV network has commissioned a real-life Hunger Games show to air which they boast will allow real rape and murder to occur without any legal consequence. The cruel reality show will be broadcast worldwide on the Internet to an expected audience of millions of viewers starting in July. The show, titledGame2: Winter,”will feature 15 male and 15 female contestants who will be dumped on a Siberian Island in the Ob River, competing for a cash price of $1.7 million by battling it out over a gruelling nine month survival mission. Breitbart.com reports: Moreover, the show’s producers insist that their cameramen and production people will not try to stop any evil plot the competitors attempt to carry out. Yevgeny Pyatkovsy, one of the show’s organizers, addressed the issue of whether or not the production staff could play an active role in the game.
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A group of competitors will make the trip to Russia to compete on a “Hunger Gamesthemed television show, where fighting, rape, and murder are allowed.
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Based on Lauren Olivers popular 2010 novel of the same name and adapted by screenwriter Maria Maggenti, Before I Fall offers an alternative rendering of teenage angst onscreen. Unlike the totalitarian threats of dystopian fantasies like The Hunger Games and Divergent , it deals with a threat at once quotidian and existential: the eclipsing of the true self by the pressures of the social hierarchy. Unlike the tidily resolved quarrels of beloved comedies like Mean Girls or Easy A , its tone is sober and its resolution is unsettling. Russo-Young, whose last two films, Nobody Walks (2012) and You Wont Miss Me (2009), debuted at Sundance, saw Before I Fall as an opportunity to fill a void in the teen movie canon. As a young woman watching movies, I always felt that the films that I saw were falling short. I never felt like I saw my experience onscreen, and was always looking for models of how to be in the world.
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Kong: Skull Island and Logan are powering the March box office to record numbers and serving as a potent reminder that blockbuster movies arent exclusively reserved for the summer. Ever since The Hunger Games opened to $152.5 million in 2013, studios have been pushing bigger and bigger movies earlier into the year. Last March hosted... Read more »
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A controversial real-life Hunger Games-style TV show in which the organisers say they will not intervene to stop rape and murder is to go ahead in July filmed on a remote Siberian island.
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