|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Other Guys ||$35.6M ||$35.6M ||This summer's best opening for a comedy. |
|Inception ||$16.6M ||$227.7M ||Winning streak snapped, yet cruises past $200M milestone. |
|Step Up 3D ||$15.5M ||$15.5M ||A somewhat disappointing opening for dance movie that uses 3-D beyond simple marketing gimmick. |
|Salt ||$11.1M ||$92.0M ||Jolie spy thriller sneaks up on blockbuster status ($100M). |
|Dinner for Schmucks ||$10.5M ||$46.7M ||Large Week 2 drop-off as moviegoers instead saw The Other Guys for their laughs. |
Bomb of the Week: The internet porn comedy-drama Middle Men, starring AT&T pitchman Luke Wilson, opened in 250 theaters but earned just $305K, for a per-screen average less than Shrek Forever After, now in its 12th week. Posted 08.09.10 by reelz
In the new comedy The Other Guys, P.K. Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Christopher Danson (Dwayne Johnson) are the hard-charging, wise-cracking, ready-for-action top-cops of the NYPD. They're also the standard against which detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) — two underachievers more comfortable pushing pencils than cracking cases — are being compared ... and found to be severely wanting.
So when Gamble and Hoitz decide to step up their game and get back in the field, it's a decidedly mixed blessing. While there will always be a place in movies for the hyper-competent, isn't it more fun when the less-than-proficient step in?
see Top 10 "Send in the B-Team" Movies >> Posted 08.06.10 by reelz
Will Ferrel is a well-known funnyman. What is less well known is how funny Mark Wahlberg is (I Heart Huckabees). Does this pair, plus director Adam McKay, add up to the comedy hit of the summer?
Posted 08.05.10 by reelz
"...ridiculously entertaining..."— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...the laugh-a-minute pace established in the first act downshifts into something more akin to a standard '80s buddy-cop movie (a la Lethal Weapon or 48 Hrs.)..."— Peter Debruge, Variety
"...sit back and laugh your ass off. I did."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A frustrating movie, albeit one with a lot of laughs..."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...a mixed offering of slow motion gun fights and off-kilter comedy."— Jason Morgan, filmcritic.com
A new trailer for Columbia Pictures' The Other Guys has just been released and it ups the comedy quotient by adding an additional 30 seconds of footage to the previous trailer. Directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers), the movie follows NYPD Detectives Hoitz and Gamble (Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) as they attempt to rise from anonymity by tackling a case that no one else wants. Desk jockeys unaccustomed to working together, Hoitz and Gamble end up butting heads with each other — and with their precinct's resident super cops, Detectives Highsmith and Danson (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson)— along the way. Watch the new trailer, here >> Posted 08.01.10 by BrentJS
Director Adam McKay (the upcoming The Other Guys, Anchorman) has long been rumored to take the helm on an adaptation of the Garth Ennis-scripted comic book series The Boys, with McKay more recently entering "talks" to direct the movie for Sony Pictures. While doing press for The Other Guys, McKay told Collider that fans should expect an R rating from the adaptation. McKay Compares The Boys to Watchmen >> Posted 07.19.10 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures has released another new clip from director Adam McKay's (Step Brothers) latest movie, The Other Guys, a comedy about two underachieving cops who finally get their opportunity to save the day. If Detectives Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) are "The Other Guys," the kind of cops that nobody notices and no one relies on to make a case, then Detectives Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Danson ( Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) are "The Guys," super cops who make the big busts and get all the attention. In this new clip, the cop hierarchy becomes apparent as Highsmith puts the verbal smackdown on Gamble for speaking out of turn. Watch the smackdown, here >> Posted 07.19.10 by BrentJS
Two new clips from director Adam McKay's (Step Brothers) latest comedy, The Other Guys, have just been released and they are hilarious. Detectives Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) are not the best or the brightest cops in New York City. In fact, they can barely stand each other and hardly ever get assigned to real cases. However, when they stumble upon a case that no other cops want to touch, the two detectives finally have their chance to prove themselves...if they don't kill each other first. watch the clips, here >> Posted 07.18.10 by BrentJS
A Nightmare on Elm Street remake director Samuel Bayer said he wanted to direct an adaptation of the Garth Ennis-scripted comic book series The Boys but worried he might lose the opportunity to Anchorman director Adam McKay. Looks like Bayer was right.
Collider reports that McKay is in talks to direct the ultra-violent movie, which follows a CIA-backed team of superpowered individuals who are tasked with keeping an eye on the ill-behaved superheroes that are supposed to be protecting the world. more on McKay's interest in The Boys >> Posted 06.23.10 by Ryan
Sky has released an international trailer for the upcoming comedy The Other Guys that director Adam McKay describes on his Twitter page as "about 20% different" than the domestic trailer. That 20% focuses on Eva Mendes... Check out that 20% >> Posted 06.09.10 by Ryan
When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide. Posted 05.04.10 by reelz