December 27, 2006
Foster a Vampire Groupie for "30 Days of Night"
After playing troubled, goth-influenced teens in projects like "Six Feet Under" and "Hostage," it's about time Ben Foster just went right to the vampires. In the graphic novel adaptation "30 Days of Night," he gets close.
July 18, 2005
Ben Foster Will Spread His Wings for "X-Men 3"
Variety indicates that Ben Foster, best known for work in movies like "The Punisher" and "Hostage," will play the role of Warren Worthington III (a.k.a. Angel) in Brett Ratner's impending "X-Men 3."
June 17, 2005
A Lot More Actors Climb Aboard the "Poseidon"
Last week we announced that Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, and Emmy Rossum had been signed to star in Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure," but The Hollywood Reporter now brings news of several newcomers. Josh Lucas ("The Hulk"), Mike Vogel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), Freddy Rodriguez ("Chasing Papi"), Kevin Dillon ("The Blob"), Jacinda Barrett ("Ladder 49"), Mia Maestro ("Frida"), and Jimmy Bennett ("Hostage") will also climb on board to join the ill-fated voyage of a soon-to-be-capsized ocean liner.
March 26, 2005
Box Office: ?Guess Who? Topped The Box Office?
Two comedies battled for box office supremacy this Easter weekend and the interracial romantic comedy ?Guess Who,? starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, handily defeated ?Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,? starring Sandra Bullock.
March 14, 2005
Box Office: "Robots" Follows "Ice Age" with Second Best March Opening Ever
20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, which produced the critical and box office hit ?Ice Age,? score again with their second collaboration ?Robots.? It topped the box office with an estimated $36.5M over the weekend. It didn?t break the March opening record of $46.3M set by their previous film ?Ice Age,? but it did come in second best. It looks like this is the month for Fox and Blue Sky to launch their animated collaborations. This strong opening also establishes Blue Sky as the third successful animation studio, following Pixar (?The Incredibles?) and PDI (?Shrek?).
March 12, 2005
Friday Box Office: "Robots" $10M, "Hostage" $3.3M
According to Showbizdata, ?Robots? is off to a good start, topping the box office with an estimated $10M on Friday. It will probably gross between $35-$38M by the end of the weekend, a little bit below industry estimates. It looks like it will not break the March opening record of $46.3M set by ?Ice Age,? but it?s still an excellent figure.
March 10, 2005
Critical Consensus: ?Robots? to the Rescue
After a couple weeks of predominantly Rotten wide releases, it?s great to finally have a Fresh film this weekend. The makers of the critical and box office animated hit ?Ice Age,? which currently holds the record for best opening in March with $46.3M, will try to best that mark with the animated family comedy ?Robots.? For the more mature action crowd, Bruce Willis returns to the big screen with the actioner ?Hostage.? Mel Gibson will also try to add to the tally of his record-breaking box office hit ?The Passion of the Christ? with a tamer, re-cut version.
February 23, 2005
"Die Hard 4.0" Has Something to Do With Computers
The fourth installment of the "Die Hard" series will have "something to do with computers," Bruce Willis revealed to Empire Magazine. That may explain the title of the fourth film. Other than that, he's keeping the plot details close to his vest.
December 15, 2004
Bruce Willis' Hostage Trailer Online
The trailer for Bruce Willis' next movie is online. In "Hostage," Willis plays a former LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley who is now working as Chief of Police for a small town in Ventura County. When three teenagers take the family of an accountant hostage, he is once again forced to resume the role he had tried to walk away from.