Despite the recent deluge of posters and TV spots promoting Going the Distance's August 27 release date, SlashFilm reports that Warner Bros. has decided to push back the movie's release by one week to September 3.
“Moving to the Labor Day weekend not only allows us to take advantage of the long holiday weekend, but gives us some distance from the other female-driven films releasing in August," said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution. "Additionally, we have an opportunity to build more awareness and word-of-mouth for a movie we believe [appeals to] a broad audience.” Will reshuffle help or hurt Going the Distance? >> Posted 08.12.10 by Ryan
Tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at 10 performances by child stars that served as breakout roles. Which kids made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.29.10 by reelz
Just like she did with last year's Whip it, Drew Barrymore will direct and star in a new Wizard of Oz sequel, according to Pajiba. Surrender Dorothy, based on a script written by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) way back in 2002, has the great, great granddaughter of Dorothy learning how to use the power of those ruby red slippers to keep the Wicked Witch of the West from taking control of the kingdoms of Earth and Oz. sound familiar? find out why >> Posted 05.18.10 by reelz
When Angels Come to Town (Wacky Wonderland)
Hallmark, 2 PM ET
The third time’s the charm for angel Max (Peter Falk), who bungles his heavenly mission, not to mention shows up in drag.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Comfort & Joy)
CBS, 8 PM ET
The most famous reindeer of all saves Christmas with his very shiny nose.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Laughing All the Way)
AMC, 8 PM ET
The Griswold’s take on Christmas and their country cousin (Randy Quaid).
Babes in Toyland (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
ReelzChannel, 8 PM ET
Lisa (Drew Barrymore) awakes in a magical world, then helps storybook figures fight off an evildoer (Richard Mulligan).
What else is showing this season? Check out the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas. Posted 12.02.09 by reelz
Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is being criticized by some as more of a meta-movie than an original thought, but others seem to really dig it.
"The movie is miles more intelligent than most of the cream-of-wheat marketed to teenage girls. Funnier, more exciting, even liberating."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...clicks on so many levels — heartwarming family story, rough-and-tumble display of grrrl power and a secondary but tender and convincing romance..."
— Peter Brunette, Hollywood Reporter
"Whip It suggests what might have happened if Juno had gone to a high school as poky as Napoleon Dynamite's and decided that although her mother wanted her to be a beauty queen like Little Miss Sunshine, she'd rather just strap on roller skates."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The only thing that keeps [director] Barrymore's effort from playing like an American Movie Classics rerun is the soundtrack..."
— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"There's a lot of underlying potential here, but there seems to have been no one around to whip it into shape."
— Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine Posted 10.01.09 by reelz
Today Miramax debuted an online trailer for family dramedy Everybody's Fine at Yahoo Movies. The flick stars Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, and Lucian Maisel. De Niro plays a lonely widower who realizes that his only connection to his family was through his now-deceased wife, so he sets off on a road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
It reminds us a little of Four Christmases, or maybe The Royal Tenenbaums. Posted 09.17.09 by reelz
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes announced Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston as the biggest female moneymakers in Hollywood this past year. Many people are, of course, already taking note of the Brad Pitt connection. From June 2008 to June 2009 Jolie pulled in $27 million, while Aniston earned $25 million.
Jolie's big paycheck comes courtesy of Wanted, which grossed $341 million worldwide, and an advance for her role as a CIA agent in Phillip Noyce's upcoming Salt. Aniston's money comes from box-office winner Marley & Me, as well as her role in SmartWater commercials. She also received an advance for The Baster, where she will star alongside Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, and Jeff Goldblum.
Completing the top 10 are Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, and Renée Zellweger.
THR also noted that the $183 million earned by the Top 10 women falls well short of the $393 million taken in by the Top 10 men. Harrison Ford topped that list with $65 million. Posted 07.02.09 by reelz
EW is reporting that the third Twilight Saga movie, Eclipse, could have found itself a new director. David Slade is rumored to be in the running for the job, and is the latest in an ever-growing line of directors to be linked to the movie. Drew Barrymore previously denied any involvement, and whether Juan Antonia Bayona is still on board is anyone's guess.
Slade was last seen at the helm of 2007's vampire flick 30 Days of Night and is also responsible for Hard Candy, which starred a pre-Juno Ellen Page. We're not sure what the fans will think of him, but at least he's got some experience with the undead -- oh, and murderous little teenage girls. Lets hope he remembers how to direct something that isn't rated R, or he'll have Stephenie Meyer to answer to. Posted 04.22.09 by reelz
MTV confirmed that actor-turned-director Drew Barrymore will not be involved with third Twilight movie, Eclipse.
When asked about the rumor she said, "Oh, I wish that I was! I adore that project and I adore the team that's making it." We're sure Twilighters are breathing a collective sigh of relief at this news, as initial fan reaction wasn't what you'd call positive.
Eclipse is scheduled for a domestic release on June 30th, 2010, with Twilight and New Moon scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg returning to work her book-to-screen magic. Eclipse sees the love triangle between Edward, Jacob, and Bella resolved, as well as a big fight involving bloodthirsty vampires and angry werewolves. Before you ask: Yes, it's very different than Underworld. No, really. Posted 04.16.09 by reelz
Another name has emerged as a possible Eclipse director. Sadly, but not surprisingly, it's another dude. Juan Antonio Bayona is reportedly, along with Drew Barrymore, Paul Weitz, and James Mangold, in the running to helm Eclipse.
Spaniard Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro and known for his horror work. He received critical acclaim for his Gothic Spanish-language flick The Orphanage, and he's set to make his English-language debut directing the thriller Hater for Universal. With him behind the lens, Eclipse would probably be more of a genre flick than its Twilight predecessors. Posted 03.11.09 by reelz