Vampires have forcefully removed Tyler Perry from the top spot at the box office this weekend. 30 Days of Night took in $16 million at the box office this weekend to plunge their proverbial stake into the top spot and virtually assure that the rumored sequels (which Reelz.com reported last week) are a go.
Perry's Why Did I Get Married held strong in second place with $12.1 million. Gone Baby Gone lead the the Oscar buzz newcomer crowd, taking fifth place with $6 million in receipts.
Other the newcomers The Comebacks, Things We Lost in the Fire, and Rendition didn't fare as well. The goofy sports comedy placed sixth with $5.85 million, and political drama Rendition debuted ninth with a lowly $4.175 million. Halle Berry appears to have lost her star luster a bit; Fire made only $1.6 million for 15th place. Posted 10.21.07 by reelz
In her first US tour in seven years, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling addressed an audience at Carnegie Hall and informed them that the character of Albus Dumbledore was gay.
Although the character's sexuality was never explicitly addressed in any of the books or movies, Rowling revealed that she had always envisioned his relationship with Gellert Grindelwald--who is discussed in the final book of the series--as a romantic one.
Maybe that's why he is always dressed so well.
Source: Reuters Posted 10.20.07 by reelz
Variety is already forcasting who has a shot at the Best Actress category this year, and it got us thinking...
What does a girl have to do to get that little golden guy to come home with her? Well, if recent trends are to be believed, Oscar might have a thing for ugly chicks. Or, at least, hot ones who pretend not to be.
Check out our new GrrlzChannel list cataloging who has been rewarded for hiding her glamor in favor of looking like the rest of us plebes here.
Our friends over at MTV movies are reporting that Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast of Universal's The Wolf Man, a remake of the monster movie classic.
Hopkins joins Benicio Del Toro, who will actually portray the inflicted wolf man. Hopkins will play his father, according to MTV. The Wolf Man is slated for a 2009 release and will be helmed by music video director Mark Romanek. Posted 10.20.07 by reelz
It's a good weekend for movie fans as a slew of new releases hit theaters for the first time or expand this weekend. For genre fans, there's the gory 30 Days of Night and for drama lovers, there's Rendition and Ben Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
30 Days of Night
"This vampire movie with a novel twist makes for a refreshing anomaly: a horror flick that's actually scary." [Full Review]
Gone Baby Gone
"A double dose of Affleck in a Boston-set (where else?) investigatory drama that establishes a solid second career beachhead for older brother Ben." [Full Review]
"Critics are lukewarm on this one, but what will the standard movie-goer think?" [Full Review]
"This drama about intrigue and loss in the suburbs is a little too bitter a pill for even me to swallow." [Full Review]
Wristcutters: A Love Story
"An occasionally clever, moderately amusing black comedy in the vein of Heathers." [Full Review]
Also opening: Things We Lost in the Fire, The Ten Commandments, Paranormal Hour and The Comebacks.
Posted 10.19.07 by reelz
On today's episode of Secret's Out, guest host Aisha Tyler talks with the director of Rendition, Gavin Hood.
He talks about what it was like directing Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep, as well as his previous directing effort, the Oscar winning Tsotsi. Posted 10.19.07 by reelz
Tinseltown is talking up a storm about the upcoming Justice League of America movie, and right now what everyone is wondering is just who is going to get to wield the Lasso of Truth?
Our friends at MTV reported the other day that Christina Milian (Eight Days a Week, Be Cool) is lobbying for the part, but there's lots of competition out there.
Check out this list at Slashfilm that details her competition for the coveted blue hotpants. Posted 10.19.07 by reelz
Naomi Watts has added yet another project to her already bursting post-baby dance card: a remake of The Birds.
Watts will star as the avian-plagued lead in Universal's 'reimagining' of the Daphne du Maurier short story, which of course gave birth to the Hitchcock classic.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, The Legend of Zorro) is in talks to direct. Michael Bay will produce.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.19.07 by reelz