Today's Challenge: Eight years ago, Finding Nemo was the number one movie in theaters, while four years ago it was Ocean's Thirteen that occupied the top spot. Can you find a link that connects these summer blockbusters?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 06.15.11 by reelz
As expected, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer dominated the weekend box office, raking in $57 million and placing well ahead of runner-up Ocean's Thirteen, which managed just a $19 million gross in its second week of release, boxofficemojo.com reports.
The weekend's other new release, Nancy Drew, didn't fare nearly as well, limping to a $7 million take and finishing outside of the top five.
Knocked Up continued its strong run, placing third overall with a $14 million tally. Its 26% drop-off was by far the smallest of all major releases.
Rounding out the top five were Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Surf's Up, which took in $12 million and $9 million, respectively. Posted 06.18.07 by reelz
Early weekend numbers are showing that Ocean' Thirteen will be landing at number one for the weekend Box Office, proving the old Vegas adage that the house (or A-list star, in this case) always wins. Friday estimates have Ocean's leading with an estimated $12.4 million while Pirates 3 and Knocked Up placed in second and third respectively, both with just over $6 million.
Some speculations had Eli Roth's brutal Hostel Part II competing for top honors, but after a disappointing Friday take of an estimated $3.37 million, America may well be losing its taste for the torture-driven horror genre.
Check back on Reelz.com for final numbers this Monday. Posted 06.10.07 by reelz
It's going to be a bloody battle for box office supremacy at the Cineplex this weekend, with three major new releases, Ocean's Thirteen, Surf's Up and Hostel: Part II, duking it out. Movie fans looking for something more indie-oriented should check out the acclaimed French flick La Vie en Rose.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"Soderbergh's lively camera work combines with a stellar soundtrack to keep things fun and interesting throughout." [Full Review]
"A surprisingly enjoyable experience...the most entertaining animated feature I've seen in quite a while." [Full Review]
Hostel: Part II
"A shallow, tedious, unimaginative mess...When your big climax induces little more than a shrug, you know you've done something wrong as a filmmaker." [Full Review]
La Vie en Rose
"So stunning that the urge to discuss it in terms of being 'a tour de force' and 'a performance of a lifetime' is nearly overwhelming...the best movie I have seen all year." [Full Review]
Also opening this week: My Bollywood Bride and You're Gonna Miss Me. Posted 06.08.07 by reelz
While promoting their latest heist flick, Ocean's Thirteen, in Cannes this week, George Clooney and pals indicated that another Ocean's flick isn't entirely out of the question, reports Variety.
Don't hold your breath for another Bourne film, however. When asked about the prospects of a follow up to The Bourne Ultimatum, star Matt Damon balked, saying, "We have ridden that horse as far as we can."
Ocean's Thirteen opens June 8th; The Bourne Ultimatum opens August 3rd. Posted 05.24.07 by reelz
Today marks the opening day of the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in France. Actors, directors, and movie moguls will descend upon the French Riviera for days of hobnobbing in the sun. Sounds like LA, non?
Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Craig, Jude Law, and the cast of Ocean's Thirteen (i.e., George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle) are just a few of the stars expected to be in attendance.
Some of the big movies competing in Cannes this year include A Mighty Heart (the Angelina Jolie/Michael Winterbottom movie about murdered journalist Daniel Pearl), The 11th Hour (Leonardo DiCaprio's ecological documentary), Two-Legged Horse (by Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf) and Sicko (Michael Moore's next controverial documentary about the problems in the U.S. healthcare industry).
Tonight, a movie called My Blueberry Nights (directed by Wong Kar-wai, with chanteuse Norah Jones), will be this year's opening film. Posted 05.16.07 by reelz
Spider-Man 3 isn't the only big summer movie with tons of cool clips up on the net.
If you haven't seen it already, take a look at the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It looks like our boy Harry really is growing up. Also, check out the latest trailers for Ocean's 13, Hairspray and The Bourne Ultimatum. Posted 04.27.07 by reelz