Would you choose love or money? That's the question Arthur Bach must answer to hilarious effect in Arthur, the remake of the Dudley Moore classic that debuted in theaters in April.
Starring Russell Brand, Arthur came out in DVD last week and to promote the new release, Warner Bros. has put together a "For love or money" sweepstakes and dropped an exclusive clip in our laps. Check out the clip below and then be sure to enter for a chance to win an iPad.
Watch the exclusive clip and enter to win > > Posted 07.19.11 by reelz
Initial box office estimates had Russel Brand's Arthur in second place this week with a $12.6M weekend, but when the final numbers were in it earned just $12.2M and was pushed to third place behind the Saoirse Ronan thriller Hanna, which earned $12.4M.
The Arthur remake is not as big of a bomb as last week's Your Highness, and is a long ways off from a Mars Needs Moms-style catastrophe, but it's one of the biggest box office disappointments of 2011. Posted 04.12.11 by reelz
Critical consensus on the Arthur remake is that it's OK, and Russell Brand is not leading man material.
Posted 04.08.11 by reelz
"This Arthur is not as laugh-out-loud funny as the earlier one... But the dialogue is well-written — witty and quick and not clunky."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...blobby and a bit of a mess but offers a fair number of laughs..."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"There are moments here that are genuinely funnier than the 1981 Dudley Moore original, but the movie as a whole is less cohesive and overly melodramatic."— Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online
"One's enjoyment of Arthur — and its box office chances — may depend on a new audience having little if any knowledge of the earlier work. As a Russell Brand Show, fans and followers may enjoy his extravagant mugging and nuttiness. Those with any memory of 1981's Arthur will be severely disappointed."— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"...insipid when it should be infectious..."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...seems to exist only to zap the original of its minor pleasures."— Karina Longworth, Village Voice
Today's Challenge: Arthur and Hanna both open nationwide today. Can you find the movie link that connects leading ladies Jennifer Garner and Saoirse Ronan?
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 04.08.11 by reelz
The 1981 comedy Arthur starred Dudley Moore in an iconic role as a charmingly drunken heir to a billion-dollar fortune as long as he marries the woman (Jill Eikenberry) his family has chosen for him. Unfortunately for his family's plans, Moore falls for a waitress (Liza Minnelli) instead.
The movie earned Moore an Oscar nomination and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for John Gielgud, who played Moore's butler, and surrogate parent, Hobson. The upcoming Arthur remake has British comedian Russell Brand stepping in for Moore, Oscar-winner Helen Mirren replacing Gielgud, Jennifer Garner in place of Eikenberry, and Greta Gerwig replacing Minnelli.
While Brand has previously maintained that his Arthur will be distinct from the original, particularly for its more "sophisticated approach to the problems of alcoholism" and the fact that it will "look [at] what's [currently] happening economically."
That said, three recently released clips seem to be very much in the spirit of the original. watch the clips >> Posted 03.28.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for the upcoming comedy Arthur debuted last month, and already there's a new trailer depicting British comedian Russell Brand as spoiled billionaire Arthur Bach, who is being forced to marry a woman he doesn't love (Jennifer Garner).
A remake of the 1981 classic starring Dudley Moore, the remake has Helen Mirren in the John Gielgud role of Arthur's caretaker, and Greta Gerwig (Greenberg) in the Liza Minnelli role of Arthur's love interest. Almost ignored in the previous trailer, Gerwig's character plays a more significant part in the latest trailer. Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.03.11 by Ryan
British comedian Russell Brand's slow ascent in America began by playing a spoiled, incorrigible rocker Aldous Snow in 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall and reviving the character for the spin-off Get Him to the Greek.
After providing the voice for Dr. Nefario in last year's hugely successful Despicable Me, and showing he can perform Shakespeare in The Tempest, Brand is going for broke with two movies opening in April: the animated/live action hybrid Hop and Arthur, a remake of the 1981 comedy. Both movies have new trailers, which depict Brand back in incorrigible mode. watch the trailers >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
Russell Brand is a busy actor these days. His movie-stealing role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall prompted director Nicholas Stoller to bring Brand's character, Aldous Snow, back for more in Get Him to the Greek. Brand will also be back for more next month as a voice in Universal's 3-D animated Despicable Me, opening July 9.
But what fans of Russell Brand are buzzed about is his next live action role in the remake of Arthur. Brand shared a few details about the project in an interview with Collider. Will Brand Channel Dudley Moore? >> Posted 06.05.10 by Ryan