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Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau and stars the voices of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

See it in theaters April 2016!

Top 10 Actor-Director Partnerships

Johnny Depp + Richard Burton

Just like in sports – think Brady to Moss, Stockton to Malone or Gretzky to Messier – the right movie combination can be absolute dynamite.

Sometimes (Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, Rock Hudson and Doris Day) it’s a combination of actor-actress – but oftentimes, the more powerful and fruitful combination is between actor and director. When those two creative forces meet in perfect simpatico, we’re often  treated to a string of classic features. So, here’s our list of the top ten director-actor duos working today.
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5 Up-And-Coming Actors You Need To Know

Up And Coming Actors

We’ve seen the women who will dominate the silver screen but who are the men who we’ll soon be seeing more on the big screen? From the likes of Oscar Isaac to Miles Teller, the big names have changed in the last few years, but the talent they each have hasn’t wavered. Click through to see five of the best up and coming actors out there right now.
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Monday Box Office Breakdown (THE VISIT Hooks Members, Ties Nationwide With THE PERFECT GUY)

MoviePass Monday Box Office Breakdown

149747_aa The Perfect Guy

It was a weekend full of thrillers, but I’m happy to say that it looks like M. Night Shyamalan has got his groove back! Grabbing a very solid 26.5% of check ins this weekend, his quirky thriller The Visit did impressively well among MoviePass members.

With a 62% Rotten Tomato score, the movie is a comeback success for Shyamalan: his past movies have struggled to break 50% since 2002’s Signs

Nationwide, it did quite well with box office receipts as well. It nearly tied fellow opener The Perfect Guy, coming in at a close second place with a projected $25.7M just behind the #1 spot at $26.7M.

The Perfect Guy was mostly perfect for receipts, but it dropped off significantly for MoviePass members. It coaxed out 11.7% of check ins for the weekend.

Behind the two new openers were the premieres of last week: Transporter: Refueled took 4.4%, dropping 63% from its opening weekend, while A Walk in the Woods took 3.7% after dropping 56%. Straight Outta Compton, the big success story of August, is still staying in the top 5, scoring 3.0%.

Did you see The Visit or The Perfect Guy this past weekend? Tell us what you thought and why they were the top two movies this weekend in the comments below!

What Could Go Wrong For STAR WARS: EPISODE IX?


We’re right at the start of Star Wars hysteria, with the avalanche of toys flooding Targets and Wal-marts everywhere last weekend on something called “Force Friday;” three months and a few days from now, The Force Awakens will be released to astonishing expectations and a gigantic pile of money. (…)

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