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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.24.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Taken 2 ||$22.5M ||$86.7M ||Liam Neeson beats out five newcomers to retain box office crown |
|Argo ||$20.1M ||$20.1M ||Solid start to Ben Affleck helmed Middle East thriller |
|Sinister ||$18.2M ||$18.2M ||Debuts in the black on a $3M budget |
|Hotel Transylvania ||$17.3M ||$102M ||Cracks the $100M mark on way to be top-grossing Sony animation pic |
|Here Comes the Boom ||$12M ||$12M ||Disappointing start for a Kevin James flick, though moviegoers gave it an "A" |
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.15.12 by reelz
Is that an Alan Arkin impression or the walrus from Disney's Alice in Wonderland? Posted 10.05.12 by reelz
Ten years ago, a movie called Argo would sound like the perfect campy sci-fi project for Ben Affleck, who back then was starring in bombs like Gigli, Paycheck, and Reindeer Games. But for today's Affleck, who has proved to be a successful director after helming Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Argo is a political action thriller. Now, we get a look at the movie via its first trailer.
Affleck also stars in the movie as Tony Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer who creates a fake Hollywood production (titled Argo) in order to rescue six Americans from the Tehran hostage crisis with the help of Hollywood producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) and Academy Award–winning makeup artist John Chambers (John Goodman). It would be hard to believe the story was plausible if it weren't true (read the Wired article that inspired the story). "This is the best bad idea we have," says Jack O'Donnell (Bryan Cranston). watch the new trailer >> Posted 05.08.12 by Chris
With the end of 2011 coming in just a few days, studios are unloading new photos for their upcoming 2012 slate in an attempt to entice viewers who aren't yet winded by the holiday movie onslaught.
Not opening until June is Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer, which is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who opens up a door to another world and must save a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and destroy the giants he has unwittingly unleashed. The new photo, which shows Jack climbing the bean stalk into the other world, is only a screenshot from the recently-released first trailer, but the synopsis below is new.
see more photos >> Posted 12.28.11 by Ryan
Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
At this year's Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman revealed that after he was done shooting The Wolverine he would play the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables. While The Wolverine is now possibly delayed until Spring 2012, Les Miserables is on track to start in February, and Jackman has his first female co-star.
Broadway World reports that Anne Hathaway is set to star in the movie as Fantine, the ill-fated mother of Cosette who sings the popular "I Dreamed a Dream" in the first act of the musical. EW confirmed that Hathaway is in talks for the role. Reportedly, Jackman pushed for Hathaway, who, in February, sang the song "On My Own" from the Les Miserables musical to Jackman while co-hosting the Oscars. At the time, Hathaway joked that Jackman wouldn't sing with her after he "bailed on [her] at the last minute," but the pair will have a chance to sing together in the movie should Hathaway's negotiations go through.
Russell Crowe is still reportedly looking to join the movie as Inspector Javert. Crowe's interest in the role was first reported in July. Les Miserables was adapted by author and screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator). Affleck adds three to the thriller Argo; Baz Luhrmann adds two to Great Gatsby >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan
In what comes as a surprise to no one, Bruce Campbell will make an appearance in director Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Campbell made the announcement himself via his Twitter page.
I. Am. In. Oz. Sam Raimi refuses to tell me what character I will portray. Just know that the role is PIVOTAL.
Campbell included a photo of himself and Raimi from the Evil Dead movies, which is where both the actor and director got their starts. Since then, Campbell has appeared in nearly every movie Raimi has directed since, including cameos in all three Spider-Man movies.
Oz: The Great and Powerful just started production at the end of last month in Campbell's and Raimi's home state of Michigan. James Franco is playing the title role of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, and was written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). The cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as the three witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, respectively, along with Zach Braff as Franco's circus assistant and the voice of a CGI winged monkey named Finley, and Joey King as the voice of CGI character China Girl. The prequel opens on March 8, 2013. Paradise Lost, Nurse 3D, and Argo get more cast members >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
While Bryan Cranston (AMC's Breaking Bad) is still on his quest for total domination of Hollywood with a number of roles lined up in upcoming movies, the actor has been forced to drop out of one project: period police drama Gangster Squad.
Cranston was cast as LAPD officer Max Kennard in June, one of the favorite characters of screenwriter, and former Los Angeles police officer, Will Beall, who tweeted the following about Cranston's casting to a follower (nice work, @Cherylhe) earlier this month:
so what happened? >> Posted 07.21.11 by Ryan
Yeah, Cranston's rad and Max Kennard might be my favorite member of the squad. So I'm stoked.
Bryan Cranston used to be known as "the dad from Malcolm in the Middle" before he was cast in AMC's Breaking Bad, won three Emmys, and became Hollywood's latest go-to character actor (take a seat, Mark Strong).
In 2011 alone, Cranston has appeared as a detective in March's The Lincoln Lawyer, as a high school principal's husband in the drama Detachment (which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April), and will appear as Julia Roberts' lousy husband in this weekend's Larry Crowne. He also has a role in September's action thriller Drive. All that in addition to a fourth season of the excellent Breaking Bad.
He'll be equally visible in 2012. Cranston has already shot roles in the George Lucas–produced, World War II biopic Red Tails (which may finally see release in early 2012) and the sci-fi epic John Carter. He's also lined up roles as the villain in the Total Recall remake and as the mayor of Los Angeles in Rock of Ages. Now Cranston has added two more roles as well. what roles has he added? >> Posted 06.30.11 by Ryan
Ben Affleck is becoming as comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Having decided only to direct 2007's Gone Baby Gone, Affleck signed himself up for acting duties as well on last year's highly lauded, and commercially successful The Town.
With the political thriller Argo, it seemed like Affleck was just in director mode again, first casting Alan Arkin and, later, John Goodman. Now Variety reports Affleck has cast himself in the lead role of CIA exfiltration expert Tony Mendez, the man behind the plan to pose as a fake Hollywood movie in order to rescue six American hostages trapped in the Canadian embassy in Iran. As they say in Hollywood, it's all about who you know.
Chris Terrio (Heights) wrote the screenplay, based on the 2007 Wired article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". Arkin plays a Hollywood producer named Lester Siegel, while Goodman plays makeup artist John Chambers, who won an Academy Award for his work on the Planet of the Apes series. Kidman romances The Paperboy, Strathairn has Lincoln's back >> Posted 06.28.11 by Ryan