Hollywood is still responding to the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died over the weekend at the age of 54. Michael Bay, who cast the actor in his breakout role in Armageddon, wrote about meeting Duncan. "We found him in a gym. He cried at the first audition because he was so proud to audition for a 'Michael and Jerry movie,' he just wanted to make his mom proud. We gave him the role in the room." Tom Hanks, who starred alongside Duncan in his Oscar-nominated performance in The Green Mile released a statement. "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike," Hanks said. "He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." Duncan suffered a heart attack in July and according to reports "never fully recovered."
— Russell Crowe was saved by the U.S. Coast Guard after getting lost kayaking.
— Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital for unknown reasons, forcing the band to cancel a concert performance.
— Minka Kelly is reportedly dating Captain America himself, Chris Evans
— And yet another royal flashes his family jewels.
Image courtesy New Line Cinema. Posted 09.04.12 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Possession ||$17.7M ||$17.7M ||Horror flick tops slow box office weekend; already in the black ($14M budget) |
|Lawless ||$10M ||$12.1M ||Slow start for this Tom Hardy/Shia LaBeouf moonshine tale |
|The Expendables 2 ||$8.9M ||$66.3M ||Trailing more and more behind the original |
|The Bourne Legacy ||$7.3M ||$96.3M ||Ending up to be a disappointment for Universal |
|ParaNorman ||$6.6M ||$38M ||After three weeks in theaters, about $14M less than Coraline |
Posted 09.04.12 by reelz
Yeah, could you go ahead and spend some of your holiday watching movies set in an office? That would be great. Thanks. Posted 09.03.12 by reelz
When last we checked in with gearhead guru Billy Hammon, he showed off the amazing collection of big screen bikes that have made Picture Car Warehouse their final resting place. Now, Hammon has invited us back to check out all of the uniquely awesome movie cars that Picture Car Warehouse has designed and custom fabricated for several recent movies, including Justin Timberlake's retro-futuristic car from In Time and the "Black Beauty" that Seth Rogen used in his war on crime in The Green Hornet. Posted 08.31.12 by BrentJS
Another day, another Lindsay Lohan headline. Yesterday, Lohan was accused of not paying her $46K tab at the Chateau Marmont hotel. Today, the actress is being accused of trashing the trailer Elizabeth Taylor used when she was filming Cleopatra. The owner had loaned the trailer to producers of the Taylor biopic Liz & Dick, but when it was returned it was covered in cigarette burns and dirty dishes, and several antiques were missing. Of course, Lohan said she's not to blame. The owner estimates the cost of the damages to the trailer to be $100,000.
— LeAnn Rimes corrects the record and says she's not in rehab.
— Mariah Carey shares new photos of her twins.
— There's rumors that Rihanna and Chris Brown are performing together at MTV's Video Music Awards.
—E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill welcomed son Edward Duke Rancic. The baby was born via a surrogate mother.
—Clint Eastwood will be the "surprise" speaker at the RNC tonight. Posted 08.30.12 by Chris
Humanity is constantly under attack from horrific viruses and other infectious diseases — the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is currently tracking nine outbreaks just in the U.S. alone, including the rapid spread of the deadly West Nile Virus. But, leave it to Hollywood to come up with even scarier and deadlier outbreaks than the real ones, such as the mysterious outbreak in Contagion (2011) for which the CDC had "no treatment protocol and no vaccine" or the crazy neurotoxin in The Happening (2008) that caused people to kill themselves. Stock up on hand sanitizer and latex gloves and join us as we take a look at some the scariest outbreak movies. Posted 08.30.12 by BrentJS
Horror movies may never get the sort of recognition that other genres of movies receive, but there's no denying that the really good ones can provide, in the words of actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer TV series), an "everlasting terrifying memory." A self-confessed "fan of horror," Sedgwick recently strode the red carpet at the premiere of her own recent entry in the genre, The Possession, in which she plays the mother of a young girl who becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore known as a dibbuk.
The young actress who plays Sedgwick's daughter, Natasha Calis (The Firm TV series), was also on hand and she revealed to our own Jeremy Parsons that the scariest part of the movie for her was filming a scene in which "buckets and buckets" of moths were dumped on her. The movie is supposedly based on a true story and rapper-turned-actor Matisyahu said that, while he doesn't really believe in the supernatural, he wouldn't want to hold onto the real dibbuk box. Click on the video above for more from the premiere. more about The Possession >> Posted 08.30.12 by BrentJS
The opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is just the beginning of what is sure to be a contentious and interesting presidential race. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann was one of the speakers the first night of the convention, a public-speaking role that was new to the potential First Lady. Should the Romneys end up in the White House, it's possible that Ann could end up in a movie at some point, like many First Ladies before her. While you're thinking of who could possibly play Ann Romney, either as a First Lady or in a movie about the Romney campaign — don't forget, John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 Presidential campaign was adapted into the HBO movie Game Change — Hollywood Dailies has compiled a look at First Ladies on the small and big screen in the clip above. more on cinematic first ladies >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
Robert Pattinson is moving. The Twilight actor is selling the L.A. home he shared with co-star and former girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Pattinson purchased the home (which previously was owned by Noah Wyle) in September 2011 and had shared it with Stewart since. Pattinson listed the Los Feliz mansion for a cool $6.3M. Us Weekly reports the actor wanted to sell the house after the two split because "there are too many memories." We're sure there is a group of Twi-hards pooling their allowances to buy the house at this very moment.
Axel Foley is headed to the small screen. A TV show based on Beverly Hills Cop is being pitched to the networks and Eddie Murphy is attached to the project. According to Vulture, Murphy is teaming with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and Sony Pictures Television on a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. In addition to serving as an executive producer, Murphy also reportedly agreed to an on-camera role.
Lindsay Lohan was banned from the swanky Chateau Marmont hotel in LA after reportedly not paying her $46K tab. TMZ published a letter from the hotel's general manager addressed to Lohan telling her she's banned from the property. While living at the hotel for 47 days, Lohan blew $686 on cigarettes and $3,145 on minibar charges. Doesn't Lohan know the minibar will kill your budget?
No one wants to walk in on their parents during sex but it's probably a lot less tragic if your mom was in flagrante delicto with David Bowie. In an interview with an Australian radio station, Slash recalls walking in on his mom and Bowie when he was 8. "My mom started working professionally with David Bowie at first," said the rocker. "I'm pretty sure that's how it started and then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that. I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective at eight was limited. Looking back on it I know exactly what was going on." Posted 08.29.12 by reelz
Whether you're looking for a bombastic sci-fi action movie, a "nice little indie (female) buddy comedy" or an (overly) dramatic romance to give you a brief respite from the daily grind, this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases should have something for you. Click the link above to find out what our resident movie expert Richard Roeper thinks about the latest movies to hit the home video market, The Lucky One, Life Happens and Battleship. Though not a movie release, Roeper also offers up a glowing review of The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season, which he describes as "a great show" that "isn't really a show about zombies" despite the zomb-pocalypse setting of the based-on-a-comic book AMC series. Posted 08.29.12 by BrentJS