February 23, 2013
Razzie Award Winners 2013: Twilight Wins the Worst
The Razzie Awards, in their 33rd year of "incinerating cinema sins," announced the recipients of the worst film achievements in 2012 on Oscar Eve, Saturday, February 23, 2013. Click through for the full list of winners.
October 5, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: More Toy-Based Movies Are On Their Way
This week's Ketchup includes movie development news for three toy/game adaptations from Hasbro, movies based on Little House on the Prairie and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and new movies for Amy Adams, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, and Meryl Streep.
August 28, 2012
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Battleship and Think Like a Man
The biggest movies available on home video this week aren't exactly critical darlings, but to balance out the big robots and formulaic romances, we've got a couple of acclaimed indies, a new Criterion, and a ton of 100th anniversary Blu-rays from Universal. Click through for the full list!
May 21, 2012
Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Avengers' Reign Continues
Dominating the box office for a third weekend in a row and turning all competitors into casualties of war, The Avengers held on firmly to the number one spot breaking more records in the process. Audiences were not very excited about the new releases as the big-budget action tentpole Battleship suffered a poor opening in second place, the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator failed to match the raunchy funnyman's past performances, and the all-star pregnancy comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting debuted in fifth with weak results. It was the first time in fourteen years that the normally-busy weekend before the Memorial Day holiday frame failed to deliver any $35M+ openings causing the top ten to fall below both last year's and 2010's levels.
May 17, 2012
Critics Consensus: Battleship Is All Wet
This week at the movies brings us a trio of cinematic adaptations from disparate source materials: a board game (Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson), a self-help book (What to Expect When You're Expecting, starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Elizabeth Banks), and a Charlie Chaplin classic (The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen). What do the critics have to say? A big-budget blockbuster based upon a board game, Battleship all but promises empty-headed thrills. On that count, critics say, it succeeds, though they also note that a few mindlessly awesome set pieces can't totally compensate for the film's thuddingly silly script.
May 17, 2012
Total Recall: Victory at Sea
Summer's almost here, and you know what that means -- from now until Labor Day, the Earth will be in near-constant danger of utter destruction every single weekend. At the box office, anyway. This week, we're under attack from a crew of nasty aliens, and only Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna stand between us and certain doom. We're talking about Battleship, of course, and all that aquatic derring-do got us thinking about other movies featuring thrilling peril, men and women of valor, and lots and lots of water. It's time to celebrate some Victory at Sea -- the Total Recall way!
April 18, 2012
Tomatometer Watch: Battleship
People couldn't believe it when it was first announced but here we are, a movie adaptation of the Hasbro board game, Battleship, has an imminent American release. Jumping feet first into international waters, Universal has released the film in dozens of countries -- in fact, the United States will be the last country to host Battleship in theaters when it hits our shores on May 18. For the critics who have seen it, what did they think?
September 8, 2010
Liam Neeson Boards Battleship
Liam Neeson has joined the cast of "Battleship," where he'll play the Navy admiral whose daughter (Brooklyn Decker) is engaged to a young officer (Taylor Kitsch).
February 17, 2010
Jeremy Renner Is in Talks for Battleship
According to a Reuters article about the Oscar nominees' potential upcoming projects, Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker") is trying to choose between several films...and one of them is Peter Berg's "Battleship."
December 1, 2009
Peter Berg Talks Battleship
"Battleship" director Peter Berg heard the rumors about his movie's bad guys zooming in from outer space, so he decided to hold a small Q&A -- on a Navy destroyer, no less -- to set the record straight.