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April 10, 2011

Disney Likes Ice Cube's Chrome and Paint Opens in new window

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. More...

July 31, 2007

Balls of Fury Writers Working on Night At The Museum 2 Opens in new window

It made a billion dollars and I can't remember talking to ONE person who actually liked it. But you knew it was coming. The ball is rolling on another Night at the Museum. More...

September 5, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1 Opens in new window

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. More...

June 22, 2006

Box Office Preview: Sandler "Clicks" With New Comedy Opens in new window

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. More...

May 11, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Poseidon" Sinks, "Luck" Is Lacking Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got capsizing vessels ("Poseidon"), capsizing fortunes ("Just My Luck"), and goooooooooaaaaaals ("Goal!"). Which of these movies will score with critics? More...

March 28, 2006

Walken Attached to "Balls of Fury" Opens in new window

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. More...

January 5, 2006

"Reno" Makes the Jump from Small to Silver Screen Opens in new window

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. More...

July 5, 2005

Spielberg Wages "War" on the Holiday Weekend Box Office Opens in new window

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. More...

June 29, 2005

Justin Long is "Accepted" by Universal Opens in new window

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. More...

June 27, 2005

"Batman" Begins (and Continues) to Rule the Box Office Roost Opens in new window

For the second weekend in a row, Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" claimed the #1 spot at the weekend box office races. The superhero flick pulled in over $26 million in its second weekend, giving it a healthy margin of victory over the competition. More...

June 23, 2005

Critical Consensus: Zombies and Witches and Cars, Oh My! Opens in new window

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? More...

June 20, 2005

Batman Rules the Box Office Roost Opens in new window

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. More...

June 17, 2005

In Other News...Mr. and Mrs. Cruise, Lindsay Lohan, and Celebrity Air Opens in new window

He's done it! Tom Cruise has proposed to girlfriend Katie Holmes, officially putting the publicity machine that is their whirlwind romance into overdrive. More...

June 6, 2005

In Other News...Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan and Dominion's Woes Opens in new window

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. More...

April 13, 2005

Get Ready to Visit the "Land of the Dead" Opens in new window

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. More...

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