October 20, 2008
Big Momma's House Still Open for Business
"Big Momma's House 3"? Seriously? Yes, according to producer David Friendly, who recently told IESB that another sequel for the Martin Lawrence franchise is in the script-writing stages.
February 7, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Fool's Gold Hopes to Shine in Battle of New Comedies
Hollywood plays the race card this weekend opening a pair of star-driven comedies, one for white moviegoers and the other for black audiences. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson get the wider release with the romantic adventure comedy Fool's Gold while debuting in 741 fewer theaters is Martin Lawrence's family reunion laughfest Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
February 6, 2006
Weekend Box Office Numbers Keep Getting "Stranger"
That it would debut in the #1 spot was a foregone conclusion, but Sony/Screen Gems' "When a Stranger Calls" did a whole heckuva lot better than that by grossing an unexpectedly high (albeit estimated) $22m from just about 3,000 screens. Sony chose to shield the flick from the press, as if teenagers interested in PG-13 horror movies give a wet slap what film critics think.
January 30, 2006
"Big Momma" Gets a Big Weekend
Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that there's nothing in the universe funnier than a desperate comedian in drag (preferably fat drag), "Big Momma's House 2" snagged the #1 spot at the weekend box office by tallying an estimated $28 million from 3,200 theaters. And yet everyone will complain when Fox announces the inevitable "Big Momma's House 3."
January 26, 2006
AVP2 Coming Soon?
At the premiere for "Big Momma's House 2," Tom Rothman (head of Fox) spoke about "X-Men 3," but also of note are his comments below on the "Alien vs. Predator" sequel. SKNR.net reported months ago that a film was coming and that it would have a contemporary setting, based on the planned script, and thanks to IESB.net and their exclusive interview, the news below seems to confirm this.
January 26, 2006
Critical Consensus: Annapolis and Momma Disappoint, While Nanny Casts an Innocuous Spell
Annapolis, the renowned naval military school, is an institution steeped in history; unfortunately, the movie can lay claim to that as well. Starring James Franco as a new recruit who needs to set his priorities straight, the movie's shopworn story and clich�s will remind viewers of "Rocky," "Top Gun," and "An Officer and a Gentleman," movies "Annapolis" can't favorably stand against. Currently at 10% on the Tomatometer, the best encouragement we can give "Annapolis" is better luck tomorrow.
November 21, 2005
Filmjerk Report: Break-Ups, Block Parties, and Dark Materials
If you want the newest and most up-to-date MPAA ratings, release date changes, and theater counts, you probably already know that Filmjerk.com is the place to visit every Sunday. This week brings a delay for Aniston & Vaughn's "Break Up," a release date for some "Dark Materials," and the news on Larry Clark's latest ick-fest.
November 10, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Big Momma's House 2
You waited for it, you wanted it, and by giving the original flick over $110 million at the domestic box office, you all but guaranteed it: Martin Lawrence is back in "Big Momma's House 2," and the trailer's right here for your consumption, should you feel the compulsion to watch it.