April 10, 2011
Disney Likes Ice Cube's Chrome and Paint
Ice Cube will step behind the cameras for Disney with "Chrome and Paint," a "car culture project" that will presumably be given the studio's customary family-friendly polish.
September 5, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1
Moviegoers had football on their minds for the second straight weekend as Disney's true-life NFL tale "Invincible" remained atop the North American box office over the long Labor Day holiday weekend finishing off another summer movie season. New releases "Crank" and "The Wicker Man" opened in second and third, respectively, while the critically acclaimed films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Illusionist" both scored strong per-theater averages in moderate release. The holiday frame marked the first weekend in six long months where no new film debuted with at least $15M. Hollywood was happy to close the books on a summer movie season that was slightly better than than last year's.
June 22, 2006
Box Office Preview: Sandler "Clicks" With New Comedy
Although Father's Day has passed, Hollywood brings out two very different stories about dads and their wacky adventures this weekend with Adam Sandler's comedy Click and Tyrese Gibson's actioner Waist Deep, both opening in theaters on Friday. Comedy has been ruling the box office throughout the month of June and that trend should continue until the Man of Steel arrives next week.
March 28, 2006
Walken Attached to "Balls of Fury"
Variety reports that the "Reno 911!" fellas have cooked up a new comedy feature, and it'll be a ping pong flick called "Balls of Fury." And here's the sweet spot: Christopher Walken is in talks to star.
January 5, 2006
"Reno" Makes the Jump from Small to Silver Screen
The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the cult comedy series "Reno 911!" will soon be making its way into the movie-houses, which should please the cast members, the fans, and Comedy Central a whole heck of a lot.
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 29, 2005
Justin Long is "Accepted" by Universal
Justin Long ("Dodgeball") will star in a comedy entitled "Accepted" for Universal Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter. The spec script, which was written by Mark Perez ("The Country Bears," "Herbie: Fully Loaded"), caused a rather enthusiastic bidding frenzy among several studios, but Uni snatched the prize and hired Steve Pink (co-writer of "High Fidelity" and "Grosse Pointe Blank") to direct the flick.
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 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.
June 6, 2005
In Other News...Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan and Dominion's Woes
Russell Crowe was arrested in New York City after he hurled a broken telephone at a hotel concierge early Monday, hitting the man in the face.The Oscar winning actor, who is currently gracing screens across America as boxing champ Jim Braddock in Cinderella Man, earned the charge of second degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon (the phone). Crowe was apparently enraged when his calls to Australia did not go through, leading to the incident. In his defense, Crowe's lawyer pointed out that this was the action star's first arrest in America; judging by Crowe's volatile history of drunken brawls and shoving incidents, he's been pretty lucky so far.
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.