August 9, 2006
Critical Consensus: A Brave New "World," A "Step" Down, And No Screenings for "Pulse" and "Zoom"
This week at the movies, we've got Oliver Stone paying tribute to the heroes of 9/11 ("World Trade Center," starring Nicolas Cage); two youngsters trying to start a dance dance revolution ("Step Up," starring Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum); a school for young superheroes ("Zoom," starring Tim Allen and Courteney Cox); and an evil website ("Pulse," starring Kristen Bell). What do the critics have to say?
July 13, 2006
Angelina Jolie Visiting "Sin City"?
After her work in "Sin City," "The Rundown," and "Clerks 2," (and that ONE scene in "Alexander"!) there's probably not a more movie-geek-friendly mega-hottie than Ms. Rosario Dawson. And now she's spilling some beans on "Sin City 2" AND her participation in the Rodriguez / Tarantino flick "Grind House." (She ALSO informs us that "SC2" will star ... Angelina Jolie??)
February 24, 2006
Time to Vote for JoBlo's Golden Schmoes!
The SAGs, the BAFTAs, the Globes and the Oscars are all fine and good, but if there's one voting process I always look forward to, it's JoBlo's Golden Schmoes. It's time for the "normal schmoe" movie geek to chime in with their 2 cents and vote on categories including "Best Action Scene," "Worst Movie of the Year," and "Best DVD of the Year." Click right here and cast your vote!
January 19, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Spear," "New World" Are OK, Not Great
This week at the movies brings us three culture clashes: Native Americans and Europeans ("The New World"), the Waodani people of Ecuador and a group of missionaries ("End of the Spear"), and, uh, werewolves and vampires ("Underworld: Evolution"). What will the critics say?
August 16, 2005
Viking Remake Decides to Go Urban
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Karl Urban is about to sign a deal to star in Fox's "Pathfinder," which is the remake of a 1987 Norwegian film by Nils Gaup.
June 9, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Rent
AOL Moviefone delivers the very first look at the all-new trailer for "Rent." Based on the overwhelmingly popular Broadway musical of the same name, "Rent" stars Rosario Dawson ("Alexander"), Taye Diggs ("Basic"), Anthony Rapp ("Dazed and Confused"), Sarah Silverman ("Evolution") and a host of others.
April 28, 2005
Oliver Stone to Introduce a New "Night Watchman"
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of filmmaker Oliver Stone's next project, which is the long-discussed, frequently delayed "Night Watchman." Based on an earlier screenplay by James Ellroy ("Dark Blue," "L.A. Confidential"), the story is about "a disgraced police officer who sets out to rid the police force of corruption."
February 17, 2005
Roger Ebert Q&A
The longest Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert went without watching a movie was one month, and that was during his honeymoon in 1992, he says in a Q&A with the New York Times. He was 6 years old when he knew what wanted to do. When his best friend's father, who was an editor for a local paper, set his name into type -- "By Roger Ebert" -- he knew he wanted to be a newspaper reporter.
January 25, 2005
"Catwoman" Tops The Razzies, "Alexander" Not Far Behind
Celebrating 2004's Worst Achievements in Film, the Razzie has revealed their nominees for 2004. "Catwoman," the Halle Berry starrer, leads the Razzies with 7 nominations, including those for Worst Picture, Worst Actress, and Worst Screenplay. "Alexander," Oliver Stone's swords and sandals pic, follows not far behind with 6, and "White Chicks" is a "surprise" at third with 5 noms.
December 13, 2004
Box Office: Ocean's Twelve 4th Highest Dec. Opener
If estimates hold, Ocean's Twelve's $40.9M opening will be fourth highest December opener of all time. Only the three Lord of the Ring films have better debuts. Return of the King holds the record with $72.6M, The Two Towers is second with $62M, and The Fellowship of the Ring is third with $47.2M. Ocean's Twelve's $40.9M opening is also better than its predecessor's $38M debut three years ago.
December 6, 2004
National Treasure Tops Box Office for Third Straight Week
There were no new wide releases last week, just some new films in limited release, the most high profile being Mike Nichols's "Closer" (Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law, and Clive Owen) and Zhang Yimou's "House of Flying Daggers" (Zhang Ziyi, Andy Law, and Takeshi Kaneshiro). Both did excellent business. "Closer," which has a fresh Tomatometer of 68%, grossed an estimated $7.7M in just 476 theaters.