September 28, 2006
Critical Consensus: 'Tis Not The "Season," "Guardian" Lacks Defenders, And "School" Flunks
This week at the movies, we've got jive talking woodland creatures ("Open Season," with Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher). We've got a school for Coast Guard rescue swimmers ("The Guardian," starring Kevin Coster and Kutcher again). And we've got a school...for scoundrels ("School for Scoundrels," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder). Which of these flicks will get a passing grade from critics?
July 7, 2006
Cast Your Vote in the Teen Choice Awards
Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you like ... stuff? Then click right here and cast your votes for the 329th annual Teen Choice Awards, which is where you can tell the universe that Puffy is more illing than Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell is funnier than Brad Pitt, and Katie Holmes is cuter than Katey Sagal. Or something.
April 10, 2006
Terry Schiavo Biopic On the Way
It's been about a year, so it only makes sense that we'd start hearing news about a Terry Schiavo bio-movie. And here it comes: A group of producers have purchased the rights to the book "Terri: The Truth," which was written by widower Michael Schiavo. As of yet, the producers are unsure whether this story demands to be told on the big screen or small, but I assume the phrase "highest bidder" will be somehow involved.
December 2, 2005
"Dick and Jane" Budget Balloons to $100 Mil
The LA Times reports that the forthcoming suburban caper remake, "Fun with Dick and Jane," has somehow rung up a $100 million production tab despite a lack of enormous special effects or complicated filmmaking usually involved in big-budget films.
September 26, 2005
Jodie's "Plan" -- Be #1 at the Weekend Box Office
Disney's airplane thriller "Flightplan" had little problem snagging the #1 spot at the weekend box office, but for the first time ever, two September releases managed to cross the $20 million mark in same frame. "Flightplan" hauled in an estimated $24.6 million, while Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride" netted $20.1 million.
September 19, 2005
Lotsa Pennies for "Heaven" at the Weekend Box Office
As expected, the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy "Just Like Heaven" handily snagged the #1 spot at the weekend box office, grossing an estimated $16.5 million from 3,500 theaters. Based on the early returns from Ms. Witherspoon's last vehicle, "Sweet Home Alabama," the tally is seen as somewhat of a disappointment, but hey, first place is still first place.
September 7, 2005
In Other News...Sharon Stone, Reese Witherspoon, and Jose Canseco
Firebrand actress Sharon Stone is lashing out over a lost role in an upcoming Lana Turner biopic -- a role reportedly handed to the much-younger Catherine Zeta-Jones. At 35, Zeta-Jones is more than a decade younger than the 47 year-old Stone; she'll be playing a 37 year-old Turner in the upcoming Stompanato, which recounts the 1958 murder of the blonde actress' boyfriend Johnny Stompanato by Turner's own daughter.
August 3, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Just Like Heaven
Click here if you'd like to see a trailer for "Just Like Heaven," which is the new romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as a ghost who falls in love with Mark Ruffalo.