"They're not following us — they're hunting us!"
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you thrive on danger? Well, skip your next "extreme tour" to that subterranean cave or dormant volcano and book a trip to Pripyat, Ukraine, where you can search for traces of radiation from a nuclear power plant explosion and play hide-and-seek with the locals. book your trip now >> Posted 10.17.12 by BrentJS
We laughed (at how bad the movie was), we cried (because we didn't see a different movie), we kissed eight bucks (or ten or twelve or sixteen, depending upon the format) good-bye!
Stale jokes, missing plots, phone-in performances...too often this summer movie season, we found ourselves scratching our heads in wonder at how actors and directors we have come to respect could have strayed so far off course. We probably should have gone back to the box office and demanded a refund for some of the stinkers we endured this summer. If you feel the same way, vent your frustration by helping us rate the Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Worst Movies >> Posted 09.27.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Men in Black ||$55M ||$55M ||After a three-year hiatus from movies, Will Smith returns to the top of the box office but still a relatively soft opening given the movie's $250M budget |
|The Avengers ||$37M ||$513.7M ||Only the fourth movie ever to gross half a billion dollars, and did it in record time |
|Battleship ||$10.8M ||$44.3M ||Doing even worse than John Carter, which had made $52M by its second weekend |
|The Dictator ||$9.6M ||$41.4M ||Dropped just 45% in its second week, but still not keeping up with Sacha Baron Cohen's other comedies |
|Chernobyl Diaries ||$8M ||$8M ||This budget horror movie had to settle for fifth place |
Posted 05.27.12 by Chris
Later this month, Sony will release the action-comedy sequel Men in Black III, which reunites stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for the first time in 10 years. Its sole competition at the box office that weekend? Warner Bros.' horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries, starring newcomers Devin Kelley and Jonathan Sadowski. It might seem like the deck is stacked against the latter, but horror movies draw their own audiences and Chernobyl Diaries also features the name recognition of Oren Peli, the writer-director of Paranormal Activity, who co-wrote and produced the movie.
Chernobyl Diaries follows a group of six friends who embark on an "extreme tour" of the Ukranian city of Prypiat, the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which has been deserted for over 26 years. Once in the city, the friends find themselves stranded and realize they are being hunted by whatever has been left in the city. Two new posters have been released for the movie that play off of the fear of what the radiation has done to the city, while a new preview clip shows the friends getting a view of the reactor while their tour guide (Dimitri Diatchenko) sees signs that the group isn't alone. watch the preview clip and see the full posters >> Posted 05.03.12 by Ryan
The first TV spot for the "extreme tour" horror movie, Chernobyl Diaries, recently aired and is now available for viewing online. Co-written (with Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke) and produced by Oren Peli, the creator of the Paranormal Activity franchise, Chernobyl Diaries follows a group of six young tourists as they explore the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, deserted for more than 25 years following the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. After the tourists finds themselves stranded in the city, however, they quickly discover that they are not alone. watch the tv spot >> Posted 04.19.12 by BrentJS
Since making his directorial debut with Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli has been working mostly as a producer — including two Paranormal Activity sequels, Insidious, and the currently-airing ABC series The River. While Peli might someday finish his second directorial effort, Area 51, he already has another completed producing project opening this year.
According to Deadline, the Peli-produced horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries has been acquired by Alcon Entertainment. The story, created by Peli, takes place in the city of Prypiat, where the workers for the Chernobyl nuclear reactor once lived. When a group of friends vacationing in Europe finds themselves stranded in the abandoned city, they soon discover they are not alone. more about Chernobyl Diaries >> Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan