Hayden Christensen's first post-Star Wars sci-fi effort, the Doug Liman-directed Jumper, leads this week's crop of DVD releases. Also debuting are the Morgan Freeman/Jack Nicholson old guy comedy The Bucket List; Larry the Cable Guy's wacky comedy Witless Protection; the Scarlett Johansson/Natalie Portman corset-fest The Other Boleyn Girl; Zak Penn's ensemble poker comedy The Grand; and German director Michael Haneke's American remake of his relentlessly disturbing horror flick Funny Games.
Our DVD pick for the week is the fully restored Collector's Edition of the old-fashioned epic Lawrence of Arabia. Pick it up and witness pre-CGI filmmaking at its finest. Posted 06.10.08 by reelz
Rashomon-esque political thriller Vantage Point captured first place at the box office with a $24 million tally, well ahead of second-place finisher Jumper's $12.7 million take. Close behind was the fantasy epic The Spiderwick Chronicles at $12 million, followed by Step Up 2 the Streets and Fools Gold, which took in $9.8 million and $6.3 million, respectively.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 02.25.08 by reelz
Jumper shrugged off a slew of negative reviews to claim first place at the box office. Hayden Christensen's return to sci-fi grossed $27.2 million, well ahead of second place finisher Step Up 2 the Streets' $19.6 million tally. Close behind was tween adventure fantasy The Spiderwick Chronicles at $19.2 million, followed by the McConaughey/Hudson rom-com Fool's Gold. Rounding out the top five was Definitely, Maybe.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 02.18.08 by reelz
The weekend begins a day early at the Cineplex, with four new flicks offering something for everybody: There's Jumper for the fanboys, The Spiderwick Chronicles for the tweens, Step Up 2 the Streets for the "urban" aficionados and the rom-com Definitely, Maybe for the ladies.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
The Spiderwick Chronicles
"Covers all its narrative bases and packs enough thrills into its 97 minutes to qualify as decent family entertainment." [Full The Spiderwick Chronicles Review]
"Star Hayden Christensen is unable to lend any real depth to his stubbornly bland -- and bewilderingly selfish -- character." [Full Jumper Review]
Step Up 2 the Streets
"What it lacks in polish (on-the-nose dialogue, choppy pacing, vague character motivations) it more than makes up for in energy and spirit." [Full Step Up 2 the Streets Review]
"Though this is a mainstream romantic comedy, the writing isn’t completely dumbed down—a refreshing change from the norm." [Full Definitely, Maybe Review]
Also opening: George Romero's Diary of the Dead, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation Posted 02.14.08 by reelz
Last night ReelzChannel caught early fan reaction to the first showing of Jumper. Most critics don't like it; now see what regular movie fans had to say as they left the theater.
Up next week it's the Mos Def/Jack Black comedy: Be Kind Rewind. Posted 02.14.08 by Dack
Itching for some Valentine's Day counterprogramming?
Well, Fox's sci-fi thriller, Jumper, about a hottie (Hayden Christensen) who has a genetic anomaly that allows him to teleport (aka 'jump') anywhere he wants.
And we've got 24 new pictures from the movie! Check them out here.
Posted 02.04.08 by reelz
Left: Serious-looking, old-fashioned murderous villain Simon Phoenix in Demolition Man.
Right: Serious-looking, futuristic NSA Agent "Mr. Cox" in Jumper. Posted 01.08.08 by Dack