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May 8, 2007

New Director Lined Up for "Shrek 4"

It's not all that uncommon for new directors to step in on well-established series, but the "new guy" isn't usually someone known for live-action features...More…

July 27, 2006

Box Office Preview: Miami Vice Turns Up B.O. Heat

With cops, drug dealers, and lots of bullets flying, the action film Miami Vice hits theaters across North America this weekend with its aim squarely on the number one spot. Young kids, meanwhile, will be offered another animated film in the form of The Ant Bully while teens get a new high school comedy in John Tucker Must Die. The overall box office should continue to be much healthier than last year as the Jack Sparrow-dominated month of July comes to a close.More…

May 11, 2006

Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." Begins!

Big-budget spectacle-maker Roland Emmerich just began production on his "10,000 B.C." for Warner Bros. The large-scale old-school period piece will shoot mainly in South Africa and New Zealand.More…

February 27, 2006

Emmerich Enlists a Few Youths for "B.C." Duty

Flashy director Roland Emmerich has begun casting his next epic, the ancient history action tale entitled "10,000 B.C." The first actors aboard will be Steven Strait and Camilla Belle, a pair of up & comers last seen in "Sky High" and "When a Stranger Calls," respectively.More…

October 25, 2005

"Sky High" Director to Helm "Claus" Comedy

The Hollywood Reporter brings news of a new holiday-themed comedy from Mike Mitchell, director of "Sky High." It's about Santa's disgruntled older brother, and it's called "Fred Claus."More…

October 4, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #2: The Best of the Wide Releases

The movies that scored with the critics this summer also scored with audiences. That is, the movies with the best Tomatometer scores also tended to perform well at the box office.More…

August 19, 2005

Tomatometer Report: "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" is the Best Reviewed Film of the Year

Two of this week's wide releases, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Red Eye," would appear to have little in common. One is a comedy that mixes sentimentality with the profane, and the other is a Hitchcockian thriller aboard a plane. Yet both films are among the best reviewed of the year.More…

August 8, 2005

Hazzard Boys "Duke" Out an Easy Win at the Weekend Box Office

WB's big-screen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard" had no problem tackling the #1 spot at the weekend box office, pulling in nearly $30.6 million from over 3,700 theaters. Granted, it was the only movie opening in wide release, but WB has to be pleased with the initial three-day haul.More…

August 1, 2005

"Wedding" Boys Crash the #1 Spot -- in Their Third Weekend!

For the first time in several years, a wide release has jumped into the #1 box office spot after spending two weeks among the top five, and that movie is "Wedding Crashers."More…

July 28, 2005

RT Critical Consensus: "Sky High" Soars, "Stealth" Crashes, and Diane Lane and John Cusack Go Dateless

The willing suspension of disbelief is often essential to the moviegoing experience. This week's wide releases provide no such relief. We will be asked to believe that a fighter plane develops its own intelligence (and downloads mp3s -- most likely by such bands as Jet and U2). We will be asked to believe any kid with superpowers would have a rough time in high school. And -- perhaps the greatest stretch -- we are asked to believe that there would be a moment in history in which both Diane Lane and John Cusack would be dateless. Which films do the critics believe you should see?More…

July 25, 2005

"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office

Fending off a handful of newcomers this past weekend was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the family-friendly confection proved to have some serious staying power at the box office. The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration pulled in an estimated $28.3 million in its sophomore session, thereby snagging the #1 spot for two consecutive weekends.More…

May 25, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: "Sky High"

Yahoo! Movies brings us our very first look at "Sky High," which is Disney's cross between family comedy and superhero adventure flick. Kurt Russell ("Backdraft") and Kelly Preston ("Jerry Maguire") star as the super-heroic parents of a late-blooming teenage boy who has yet to discover his own powers.More…