On Pay-Per-View, Steve Carell is a newspaper advice columnist with problems of his own in the romantic comedy Dan in Real Life.
On HBO, the dreaded rage virus turns London into a zombie paradise in the horror sequel 28 Weeks Later.
On Starz, Adam Sandler gets serious as a tormented NYC firefighter in Mike Binder's drama Reign Over Me.
On Cinemax, Hilary Swank visits a small town afflicted by the 10 Biblical plagues in the supernatural thriller The Reaping.
And on DVD, Tom Hanks plays a hard-partying Texas congressman who helps drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the hilarious true story Charlie Wilson's War. Posted 04.26.08 by reelz
The virally-marketed sci-fi blockbuster Cloverfield leads off this week's DVD Tuesday, allowing those of you who didn't stay till the end of the closing credits a chance to see what got audiences so excited. Other releases include the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick The Orphanage (which our own Heather Huntington positively adored); Tamara Jenkins' dramedy The Savages, featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Laura Linney; and the Japanese horror remake One Missed Call.
Our pick for the week is the uproariously funny Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks as the swaggering Texas congressman who almost single-handedly defeated the Soviets in Afghanistan. Included on the disc is a cool featurette profiling the real Charlie Wilson. Posted 04.22.08 by reelz
National Treasure: Book of Secrets held its spot atop the box office rankings, raking in $35.6 million over the weekend. Family flick Alvin and the Chipmunks continued its surprisingly strong run, grabbing second place with a $30 million gross. Following close behind was Will Smith's juggernaut I Am Legend, which took in a healthy $27.5 million. Rounding out the top five were Charlie Wilson's War and Juno, which took in $11.8 million and $10.3 million, respectively. Posted 12.30.07 by reelz
The box office appears poised to finish 2007 on a surprisingly high note, with National Treasure: Book of Secrets leading another strong weekend at the Cineplex.
On the heels of I Am Legend's impressive $76 million debut last week, Nicolas Cage's action/adventure sequel took in $45.5 million -- over $10 million more than its predecessor, 2004's National Treasure, made in its debut. Legend grabbed second place, continuing its impressive run with a $34 million gross in its second week in release, while talking animal comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks placed third with a $29 million take. Rounding out the top five were Charlie Wilson's War and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which took in $9.6 and $9.3 million, respectively.
Source: boxofficemojo.com. Posted 12.24.07 by reelz
Those of you seeking a respite from the insanity of the Holiday season are in luck: a host of great new releases arrive at the Cineplex this weekend, including offerings from Judd Apatow, Tom Hanks and Nicolas Cage. But can any of them take down Will Smith's mighty I Am Legend?
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
"If 2004's National Treasure was Indiana Jones Lite, this disappointing sequel could very well be called National Treasure Lite." [Full Review]
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
"Ranks as one of the best parody movies in years, a fitting tribute to the likes of the Zucker Brothers and John Landis." [Full Review]
Charlie Wilson's War
"While the real-life Wilson may not have single-handedly won the Cold War, his exploits did provide fodder for one of the most enjoyable films of 2007." [Full Review]
P.S. I Love You
"Shmoopy or not, the movie worked for me. You show a dead loved one, and I pretty much well up—and that’s P.S. I Love You’s stock and trade." [Full Review]
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
"Classic Burton—stylishly and stylistically nightmarish, dark and dusty, and with just enough quirk thrown in." [Full Review]
Also opening: Steep, Blonde Ambition, Flake Posted 12.21.07 by reelz