July 19, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Can Chuck and Larry Beat Up Harry?
Two new star-driven Hollywood comedies face off at the box office this weekend in an attempt to unseat Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix from the top spot. Adam Sandler headlines the gay marriage pic I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry while John Travolta goes one step further starring as a heavy-set mom in the musical Hairspray. For the first time in nearly a month, no new release gets an early midweek headstart.
January 11, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Can Sony "Stomp" the "Museum?"
Can Ben Stiller and his living artifacts four-peat at the top of the North American box office, or will one of the new releases take the crown over the four-day Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend? Ticket buyers will decide.
December 29, 2006
Kasdan, Apatow & John C. Reilly to Introduce "Dewey Cox"
How many musician-centric biopics do you have to sit through before you start clamoring for a nice juicy parody of the sub-genre? Well, one's on it's way, courtesy of director Jake Kasdan, screenwriter/producer Judd Apatow, and character actor turned comedy star John C. Reilly.
November 16, 2006
"Dreamgirls" Screened to Applause...Who Smells Oscar?
Like a Broadway musical, "Dreamgirls" debuted last night in simultaneous "One Night Only" sneak screenings in anticipation of its release next month. Will audiences flock to the Jamie Foxx-Beyonce Knowles period musical? Is "Dreamgirls" still a contender for all those rumored Oscar noms, now that people have actually seen the film?
March 3, 2006
Travolta & Latifah to Share "Hairspray"
John Travolta and Queen Latifah have signed on to star in New Line Cinema?s upcoming feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Hairspray," it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, New Line?s President of Production.
March 1, 2006
Taking A Closer Look At "Dreamgirls"
You've heard about Monday's exclusive media presentation, but how will Bill Condon's "Dreamgirls" measure up not only as a film musical, but as a wide-reaching box-office endeavor?
March 1, 2006
RT Visits The "Dreamgirls" Production
RT's Jen and Matt were treated to a razzle-dazzle evening on Monday night for a press presentation of Bill Condon's upcoming Motown showbiz musical, "Dreamgirls." They braved torrential rains to arrive at a tent located just outside the famous Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, where guests were greeted at the door by throngs of waiters offering trays of martinis and wine -- but would freely flowing libations be enough to melt the hearts and tough opinions of the media?
June 23, 2005
New Line Shakes Up Their "Hairspray"
Variety clues us in on the comings & goings in relation to New Line's musical adaptation of "Hairspray." Seems that stage directors Jerry Mitchell & Jack O'Brien, the team that was signed to co-helm the film version, are no longer connected to the project.