Hungry for some torture porn? Can't wait until Saw IV opens on Friday? Then let Eli Roth's gory opus Hostel Part II, which debuts on DVD today, be the methadone to your Saw heroin. Also arriving in stores is Kevin Costner's cerebral serial killer flick Mr. Brooks, the first movie to succesfully exploit all of the irksome qualities of inexplicably popular comedian Dane Cook.
Our pick for this week is the decidedly less sinister Disney animated family flick Meet the Robinsons, featuring those adorably non-threatening Jonas Brothers. Posted 10.23.07 by reelz
Looks like their new Indy 4 star Shia LaBeouf can open a movie after all. LaBeouf's Rear Window remake Disturbia took the top spot in this weekend's box office tally, raking in $23 million, according to boxofficemojo.com. The news wasn't nearly as good for the rest of this weekend's new releases, as holdovers Blades of Glory and Meet the Robinsons took second and third place with $14 million and $12 million, respectively. Halle Berry's thriller Perfect Stranger came in fourth with a disappointing $11.5 million take. Rounding out the top five was Ice Cube's family flick Are We Done Yet?, which made $9.2 million. Posted 04.16.07 by reelz
...and for once, they agreed with me. Grindhouse tanked monumentally at the box office this weekend, bringing in just $11.6 million -- far short of analysts' expectations of around $25 million, according to Boxofficemojo.com -- barely enough to take fourth place.
Compounding the humiliation, Grindhouse was beaten out by two of last week's releases, Blades of Glory and Meet the Robinsons, which took in $23 million and $17 million respectively. Ice Cube's family comedy Are We Done Yet? was the top debut, at $15 million.
Explanations for Grindhouse's monumental flop range from the three-hour running time to the fact that younger audiences just didn't get the joke. Or maybe, just maybe, it wasn't that great of a movie.
Posted 04.09.07 by reelz
Hey guys, we gotta say a great big thank you to all our friends and fans out there for making our interview with the Jonas Brothers such a huge hit! Notably the following sites: www.jonasbrothersfan.com, www.jonasfever.net, www.countingdown.com
They did an awesome job posting or featuring our chat with the guys. Thank you!!! If you haven't seen it yet, you should drop what you are doing and watch Thomas' interview now!
Fans are loving it, posting such comments as:
"AHAHAH look at Joe's tight pants!!He's still hot anyways ;D" - Aurabelove
"ahh! i wish nick would call me cool...or ask if i will marry him or somethin!" - hstoll34
"THIS IS SO CUTE. i love kevins laugh!!" - xjonasbrothersloveSo, our in-boxes have been slammed with requests to meet the Jonas Brothers! We would just like to say that we do not have their cell phone numbers and we do not have their personal e-mail addresses... but we do know they have an official page on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jonasbrothers
Check it out and thanks again. Posted 04.04.07 by reelz
How else do you explain this weekend's gigantic opening for the new figure skating movie Blades of Glory? Will Ferrell, you say? Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Amy Poehler? The public demanded men in tights skating gracefully across the ice. Come on, give figure skating its due people! America wanted it and they got it. They responded to the tune of $33 smackaroonees! I rest my case. Posted 04.02.07 by reelz
In second place was the new Disney 3-D animated adventure Meet the Robinsons with a very respectable $25 million. Sweaty men in their underwear continued its run of bloody success, adding $11 million more to its nearly $180 million domestic take in just four weeks. Last week's number one, TMNT, dropped to number four with $9 million while the proof of America's quickly dropping I.Q., Wild Hogs, stayed strong with $8.3 million for a $135 million in five weeks.
So what does this weekend mean for America? Well, a Brian Boitano movie has to happen. The American public has demanded it.
A rundown of Reelz.com's reviews of this week's new releases:
Blades of Glory:
"Another brainless Will Ferrell sports comedy, executed brilliantly."
Meet the Robinsons:
"This 3-D visual dazzler that starts out slowly but gradually builds up steam."
"Last year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shone in the criminally underrated Brick. He's even better in The Lookout."
ReelzChannel Rating: Posted 03.30.07 by reelz
For years, the letters "3-D" in a movie's title were considered a signal of mediocrity. More of a studio marketing gimmick than a legitimate storytelling device, it was typically reserved for schlock like Jaws 3-D and Amityville 3-D.
But technology has come a long way since then, as evidenced by Meet the Robinsons (opening nationwide this week). Disney's latest animated flick represents the next step in the 3-D viewing experience, and it's pretty astounding -- a million times better than Robert Rodriguez's infinitely lame Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
Expect the number of 3-D offerings to multiply in the future, as studios look for more ways to get people into theaters. Posted 03.29.07 by reelz
Unless you're a pre-teen girl or an aspiring sex offender, chances are you've never heard of the Jonas Brothers. I certainly hadn't before I got a chance to talk to them at the Meet the Robinsons junket, and I can now say, without any hint of exaggeration whatsoever, that they will soon be bigger than U2, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. They're that good.
Check out our interview with the trio of musical geniuses, whose song "Kids of the Future" appears on the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack. Posted 03.28.07 by reelz