March 6, 2006
Razzie Winners (?) Announced
Fans of bad movies have The Stinkers and The Razzies to look forward to every year, and now that the latter organization has announced their winners, we can put this issue to bed and enjoy the next ten months of cinematic ineptitude.
February 13, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Talladega Nights
For those of us who loved "Anchorman" and semi-suffered through "Kicking & Screaming," "Bewitched," and "The Producers" while waiting for the Will Ferrell we know and love, well, here comes a movie (and the trailer) you'll want to keep an eye out for. It's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," and it hits theaters on August 4th.
February 1, 2006
Razzie Nominations Announced; Easy Targets Run for Cover
Courtesy of their official site come the annual Razzie Awards Nominations ... or as I like to call them: The Amazingly Obvious Fish in a Barrel Nominations in Which We Savage People We Don't Like, Regardless of the Quality of Their Work. Oh, and it seems the Razzers have decided to branch out an include a "Most Tiresome" category, which I happen to find pretty ironic.
November 15, 2005
Stealth Stunk, Sony Struggles, Sinbad Squashed
John Horn of the LA Times delivers an interesting article on the sad state of affairs over at Sony Pictures. Seems that, aside from "Hitch," none of Sony's releases have found an overly receptive audience this year. (For those keeping score, Sony's 2005 releases include "Stealth," "xXx: State of the Union," "Lords of Dogtown," "Bewitched," and that "Deuce Bigalow" sequel.) Also, it seems that "Fun With Dick & Jane" is a merciless money-pit, and that alleged "Sinbad" movie starring Keanu Reeves and "Stealth" director Rob Cohen? Yeah, that project's dead now.
July 5, 2005
Spielberg Wages "War" on the Holiday Weekend Box Office
No, it didn't break any records ... but no, it didn't exactly underperform, either. No matter how you look at it, Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" zapped a healthy chunk of change from our pockets during the July 4th weekend. Three-day frame: $64.5 million. Throw in the Monday holiday and the figure rises to $77.6 million. Toss the Wednesday opening and Thursday into the mix and you're looking at a "War" chest worth just over $113 million.
June 23, 2005
Critical Consensus: Zombies and Witches and Cars, Oh My!
This week?s three wide releases have some things in common: they?re all updates of stuff we?ve seen before, and they all deal with the supernatural. Which will cast a spell over the critics: a car that can love, a witch, or thoughtful, perceptive (but still bloodthirsty) zombies?
June 21, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Frequent background funnyman Steve Carell has stolen scenes in "Anchorman," "Bruce Almighty," and "Bewitched" -- which means it's high time the guy got a movie of his very own! If you're likely to agree, then head on over to Quicktime Movie Trailers to check out the rather amusing trailer for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
June 20, 2005
Batman Rules the Box Office Roost
Debuting with very strong (albeit not staggering) box office numbers is the long-anticipated return of the Caped Crusader. Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" handily hooked the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, hauling in just under $47 million over the three-day frame. Toss in the Wednesday and Thursday numbers and the new-fangled bat-flick stands with a fairly impressive five-day tally of $71.1 million.
April 25, 2005
Will Ferrell to Get "Lost" in Another TV-to-Movie Adaptation
A few years back funnyman Will Ferrell played a character called "Marshall Willenholly" in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," but who knew Kevin Smith was psychic? Yes, Will Ferrell has signed on to play the lead role in a big-screen version of the cult-classic kid's series "Land of the Lost."
April 13, 2005
Get Ready to Visit the "Land of the Dead"
Bloody-Disgusting.com, a fine horror source if ever there was one, shares some news from Universal Pictures, and it's news that the Zombie Freaks will undoubtedly applaud. George Romero's "Land of the Dead," which was previously scheduled for an Oct. 21st release, will now hit movie screens (with a wet, squishy thud) on June 24th.
March 24, 2005
How Bewitching is this New Trailer?
Moviefone brings us a first look at the full trailer for the summertime comedy "Bewitched," which stars Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, and Jason Schwartzman. Based on the old-school sitcom of the same name, "Bewitched" hits the screen courtesy of director Nora Ephron ("When Harry Met Sally") and screenwriters Delia Ephron ("You've Got Mail") and Adam McKay ("Anchorman").
March 8, 2005
"Fantastic Four" to Enjoy a Release Date With Zero Competition
ComingSoon.net clarifies the most recent flurry of summertime release date alterations, but the overall result is this: July 8th now belongs to the "Fantastic Four" and nobody else. Sony recently announced that they'd be moving their "Bewitched" up a few weeks.
February 8, 2005
"Fantastic Four" Shifts Release Date
Originally set to open July 1st, "Fantastic Four" will instead open one week later to avoid going head-to-head with Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds," according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will now go up against Sony's "Bewitched," the big screen adaptation a popular TV show from the '60s. Based on a comic book by Marvel Comics, "Fantastic Four" is about four astronauts who acquire superpowers after being exposed to cosmic rays.