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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.More…

May 11, 2007

The Rock as Captain Marvel?

From the "strange but (possibly) true" department. Director Peter Segal looks like he'll be directing the "Shazam" movie ... and will he be casting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the lead role?More…

April 27, 2007

David Goyer to Direct "Magneto"

He's had his hand in a whole bunch of superhero flicks, and you can now add another one on to the filmography of writer/director David S. Goyer. He'll be directing and (re-)writing the "Magneto" flick for Fox.More…

December 14, 2006

Rick "Superfreak" James to Get His Own Biopic

When he wasn't battling drug abuse or getting in trouble with the law, the late Rick James used to get pretty funky on the stage. And now it looks like we'll get to see James' story on the big screen ... but don't expect the same old biopic material.More…

June 22, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Click" Doesn't, Ahem, Click; "Waist" Isn't Deep Enough

This week at the movies, we've got a magical remote control ("Click") and a father who's trying to rescue his son ("Waist Deep"). Will the critics dig "Deep?" Will they pick "Click?"More…

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.More…

June 15, 2006

Box Office Preview: Four New Films Prepare to Fight

Reunion fever hits the multiplexes this weekend as four new releases debut bringing together a lot of familiar faces.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 7, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

If you're not a hardcore horror fan, this could get a little confusing: In the beginning there was Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and it was good. It was followed by sequels (of varying quality) in 1986, 1990, and 1994. Then came the remake, and that, too, was surprisingly good. And NOW comes a prequel to the remake, the trailer for which you can only watch after 10pm ... cuz it's spooooooky.More…

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.More…

April 26, 2006

Get Your Goofy MTV Movie Awards Noms Right Here

You thought the awards season ended with the Oscars? Please. MTV's just gearing up for their movie awards, which will be broadcast worldwide on June 8th -- but we have all the nominations listed just a click away. (Interesting to note that not only were Paris Hilton & Rob Schneider nominated for awards, but also that "Hustle & Flow" earned three noms -- a movie produced by "MTV Films.")More…

April 13, 2006

Peter Segal Snags "Shazam!"

It's been a long time coming, but it seems like New Line is about to mount a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics' Shazam character ... and they seem to be starting off in a decidedly comedic direction: The helmer will be Peter Segal, whose films I will list if you click the "more" button...More…

March 22, 2006

"Yard" Director Turns Toward the "Refs"

Successful comedy director Peter Segal has been tapped by New Line to helm sports comedy "The Refs," which is about a trio of shady referees who aim to rig the big game.More…

February 14, 2006

Eddie Murphy IS "Starship Dave"

Eddie Murphy will star in a new science-fiction comedy called "Starship Dave" from 20th Century Fox and director Peter Segal. No word on whether any of the involved parties have ever seen "The Adventures of Pluto Nash."More…

February 6, 2006

Everyone's Favorite Pig Farmer Signs On for Spidey Work

Veteran character actor James Cromwell, perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated role in 1996's "Babe" (or for "L.A. Confidential" or "The Green Mile" or shudder "The Longest Yard"), has signed on for a supporting role in Sam Raimi's low-budget indie flick "Spider-Man 3." Mr. Cromwell will be playing the father of Gwen Stacy, a girl who ... well, let's not spoil anything just yet.More…

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.More…

January 11, 2006

The "People's Choice" is Pure Idiocy

Whenever I share a new Top Ten List or Critic's Group Nomination list, I'm always extra careful to be fair and respectful of other peoples' opinions. But after seeing what the "People's Choice Awards" handed out for 2005's movies, I just can't contain myself. It's simply too hilarious.More…

December 5, 2005

Carrell's Smart Gets Some Direction

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the big-screen adaptation of "Get Smart," which stars Steve Carrell as a hapless secret agent, will be directed by Peter Segal, the guy who brought you "The Longest Yard," "50 First Dates," "Anger Management," "Nutty Professor 2," and "Tommy Boy."More…

August 3, 2005

Rock 'n' Reynolds to Deliver Buddy-Action "Blowback" for Disney

Screenwriter Sheldon Turner has sold his action-comedy pitch "Blowback" to Disney, and the plan is to put The Rock and Ryan Reynolds together to see how things blow up.More…

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.More…

June 13, 2005

The Smith Spouses Demolish the Weekend Box Office

The charismatic superstar pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie kicked a whole lot of box office butt over the past weekend, raking in an extremely impressive $51.1 million from 3,400 theaters. Industry insiders were expecting a solid bow for the semi-romantic action comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," but the movie blew right past the predictions, thanks to a multi-demographic concept, (very) high media visibility, lots of high-end action, and good old-fashioned sex appeal. (Word is that a sequel is presently being discussed.)More…

June 6, 2005

Weekend Box Office: It's a Zoo Out There

One week after debuting impressively, yet still behind the juggernaut that is "Revenge of the Sith," "Madagascar" snagged the #1 box office spot in its second weekend of release. (But don't feel too bad for George Lucas' baby; it's now the fastest movie to gross over $300 million.) The DreamWorks animated comedy "Madagascar" beat out a trio of multiplex newcomers to grab the top spot, grossing $28.7 million in its second frame.More…

May 31, 2005

In Other News...

Oscar winning director Oliver Stone had a Memorial Day weekend to remember as he was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and an unnamed drug charge late Friday night in Hollywood. Stone, who is known for his politically charged films, is developing a new crime drama, "The Night Watchman," ironically about police corruption.More…

May 31, 2005

"Sith" Takes More Revenge Over the Holiday Weekend

Despite some rock-solid competition, "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" grossed an impressive $70.8 million in its second weekend. Bolstered by a 4-day holiday frame, George Lucas' sixth and final space opera reigned supreme over a pair of wide-release newcomers -- but the competition did pretty darn well, too. The DreamWorks animated comedy "Madagascar" drew the family ticket, grossing $61 million over the Memorial Day weekend (in over 4,100 theaters), while the Adam Sandler sports flick "The Longest Yard" was close behind with a tally of $60 million in just over 3,600 theaters.More…

May 24, 2005

"Darkness Falls" Director to Tackle Leatherface's Origin Story

The Hollywood Reporter informs us that Jonathan Liebesman ("Darkness Falls") has been tapped by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle to direct a prequel to their "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake.More…