|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Cars 2 ||$68.0M ||$68.0M ||Sequel bested the original by $8M on opening weekend. |
|Bad Teacher ||$31M ||$31M ||Strong showing for raunchy comedy panned by most critics. |
|Green Lantern ||$18.4M ||$89.3M ||Huge Week 2 drop-off as $200M budget pic has a lot of making up to do. |
|Super 8 ||$12.1M ||$95.2M ||Very profitable sci-fi pic ($50M budget) nears $100M milestone. |
|Mr. Popper's Penguins ||$10.3M ||$39.4M ||Popper's Penguins pooping out. |
Posted 06.27.11 by reelz
Summer 2011 is filled with sequels, spin-offs, and reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen. Within that context, though, which movies rise above the "Yeah, we phoned this one in" benchmark? Find out with our patent-pending originality meter.
From 1 to 10, where do these releases register? >> Posted 06.24.11 by reelz
After seeing the trailer for Bad Teacher we thought it was going to be the hit comedy of the summer. We were wrong.
Posted 06.23.11 by reelz
"Bad Teacher isn't subtle in its 'borrowing' from its clear inspiration [Bad Santa], but it is savvy."— Nathan Rabin, Onion AV Club
"...it isn't a complete failure, more like a C+/B- student that could have tried harder."— Leslie Felperin, Variety
"...passably funny..."— John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"...there's so little bounce — or real shock — to the film's overly controlled look how rude we're being! black comedy that the audience is left stranded."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...a comedy that's never as bad as it wants to be."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"It's all just an embarrassment, the kind of pointless slog you'll encounter on Netflix in two years and wonder, How the hell did that get made?"— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
The marketing campaign for Columbia Pictures' Bad Teacher has had an erratic quality to it, starting by releasing a red band trailer that highlighted the movie's adult, R-rated humor, and then releasing several preview clips that were more safe-for-work, but not quite as funny.
The latest marketing tact is to release several new TV spots for the movie that showcase Cameron Diaz's character — Elizabeth Halsey, a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed middle school teacher who couldn't care less about her job. The ads mostly include the tagline "she doesn't give an F," often through dialogue, and feature Diaz providing anything but a good example for our nation's youth. watch the spots >> Posted 06.10.11 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures' Bad Teacher appeared, on the surface, to have what it takes to compete against the other R-rated comedies of the summer when the red band trailer debuted in February. Featuring Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed middle school teacher who could care less about her job until the arrival of a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) sparks her interest, the movie looked like a legitimately funny comedy. The two preview clips that were released last week were more in the mildly amusing category — though the clip of Diaz spraying herself during a car wash will certainly peak the interest of some viewers.
The latest two preview clips that Columbia has released won't require you to look over shoulder while you're at work, but don't quite reach the comedic heights of the previously released red band trailer. Of course, don't take our word for it, judge for yourself. watch the clips and trailer >> Posted 06.06.11 by Ryan
Whether they're great role models or could use a little work, some teachers are definitely memorable. With Bad Teacher headed to theaters this summer, Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns, wants you to pick the Top 10 Big Screen Teachers. Vote now for your favorites, then tune in to see if your picks make the cut.
Vote for your Top 10 Big Screen Teachers >> Posted 06.03.11 by reelz
In February, the release of the red band trailer for Columbia Pictures' Bad Teacher showed that if the upcoming comedy wasn't Cameron Diaz's funniest movie in years, it would certainly be the filthiest.
Directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard), Bad Teacher follows Diaz as a foul-mouthed, money-hungry, middle school teacher who falls for a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) but has to compete against a fellow teacher (Lucy Punch) for his affections. Jason Segel co-stars as the school's gym teacher who will vehemently defend Michael Jordan's basketball prowess.
Columbia has released two new preview clips from the movie, but while the red band trailer showcased the movie's adult-themed comedic material, these clips are more tame. Well, a lot more tame. watch the clips >> Posted 06.02.11 by Ryan
It's been a long, brutal winter in most parts of the country, so it's no surprise that even Hollywood is looking to get a jump on summer. The rollout of blockbuster movies starts this Friday, a full month before the Memorial Day Weekend.
As you'd expect (and hope), the mix of movies being offered up is heavy on the Action/Adventure movies (11) and Comedies (10). There's also plenty of offerings for Kids/Families (8). What's new this year is the addition of more R-rated comedies, thanks in no small measure to The Hangover's runaway success two summers back. Along with it's sequel, see what else is playing this summer — complete with trailers and photo galleries.
See the 2011 Summer Movie Guide >> Posted 04.25.11 by reelz
The first released footage for the upcoming comedy Bad Teacher was a foul-mouthed red band trailer, which was appropriate considering the movie stars Cameron Diaz as a not-so-average middle school teacher. The latest poster and trailer for the movie do their best to keep things clean as they show Diaz's character do her worst.
Written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupinsky (The Office, Ghostbusters III), Bad Teacher follows Diaz as she fights for the attention of a wealthy substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake), competing against another teacher (Lucy Punch) while continually putting down the school's gym teacher (Jason Segel). Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.10.11 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures has released a red band trailer for their upcoming comedy Bad Teacher, which follows Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, money-hungry, middle school teacher who competes against another teacher (Lucy Punch) for the attentions of a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who comes from a rich family.
Written by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (who also wrote Ghostbusters III, which, at this rate, won't be made until 2018) and directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Orange County), Bad Teacher looks like the ultimate vehicle for Diaz, who, in the trailer, exhibits all kinds of, well, bad behavior: Cursing at her students; smoking marijuana; and treating gym teacher Jason Segel as horribly as possible. Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.23.11 by Ryan