August 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Make Way for McLovin
Carrying some major buzz into the marketplace, Sony's teen comedy Superbad hits the multiplexes this weekend aiming to bring in some big business from horny young adults looking for a spark to get rid of their end-of-summer blues.
August 24, 2006
New Line Signs Bettany & Fraser for "Inkheart"
New Line's just getting the ball rolling on their highly-anticipated "His Dark Materials" series -- and now they have an all-new potential trilogy to worry about. Chapter one of Cornelia Funke's series is called "Inkheart," and it looks like Brendan Fraser and Paul Bettany have been tapped as the lead guys.
August 10, 2006
Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters
Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend.
April 17, 2006
Casino Royale Enlists a "Vice" Villain
IGN FilmForce notes a 007-related Variety report, and it's news of the casting ... variety: Up & coming actor Isaach de Bankole, seen recently in flicks like Stay and The Skeleton Key, has snagged a role in the next 007 adventure.
December 6, 2005
New Line Prepares to Deliver "Inkheart"
New Line Cinema has hired director Iain Softley ("The Skeleton Key") to helm its big-screen adaptation of the best selling children?s fantasy novel Inkheart, it was announced today by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich.
August 15, 2005
"Four Brother" Split $20 Million at the Weekend Box Office
John Singleton's action drama "Four Brothers" opened in 2,500 theaters to a better-than-expected $20.7 million in its first weekend, handily beating a trio of other newcomers. One of its main competitors was the Kate Hudson bayou thriller "The Skeleton Key," which unlocked nearly $15.8 million (from about 2,800 theaters) in a comparatively slow weekend at the box office.
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.
March 18, 2005
ShoWest & Latino Review Deliver a Poster Parade
The funky fresh movie website Latino Review was wise enough to send a correspondent over to ShoWest, and he returned with a truckload of slick new posters. Among the brand spankin' new one-sheets you'll find "Aeon Flux," "The Legend of Zorro," "The Skeleton Key," "A Scanner Darkly," "The Ringer," and a a whole bunch more.