October 19, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Running Scared
No, it's not a remake of the goofy ol' Billy Crystal cop comedy. It's a new Paul Walker movie that looks exactly like an old Vin Diesel movie. Anyway, it's a New Line action crime drama called "Running Scared" that hits screens next year, and it's got a brand-new trailer accessible right here.
October 6, 2005
Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #4: The Worst of the Summer
Over the past few days, we've tried to counter the common misconception that this summer's cinematic fare was bereft of quality. However, that doesn't mean the season was without some stinkers, at least critically speaking.
July 15, 2005
LL Cool J Finds a Multi-Pic Home at Lions Gate
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of a deal between actor/rapper LL Cool J and Lions Gate Films. Although the exact numbers have not been released, Mr. J (born as: James Todd Smith) will star in several films for LG, and act as producer, too. The first project on deck will be "an urban version of the '80s thriller "Fatal Attraction."
May 16, 2005
Fonda & J. Lo Enjoy a "Monster" Weekend
Despite total box office numbers being down (once again), that didn't stop the critically lambasted Jane Fonda/Jennifer Lopez comedy "Monster-in-Law" from grabbing the top spot with a better-than-expected haul of $24 million on 3,400 screens. Also debuting in fine financial form was the Will Ferrell sports comedy "Kicking & Screaming," which effortlessly earned second place with a tally of $20.8 million on approximately the same number of screens.
May 13, 2005
Critical Consensus: Jet Li Gets Fresh with "Unleashed"
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" will dominate headlines next week, but this week, it's all about kicking and screaming in one form or another. First off, Jet Li does a lot of kicking and screaming, as well as punching, in the action drama "Unleashed," co-starring recent Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda do their fair share of screaming and baring their claws at each other as potential in-laws in the comedy "Monster-in-Law." There?s also a lot of screaming in "Mindhunters," a thriller starring Val Kilmer, LL Cool J and Christian Slater. Last, but not least, there?s the soccer comedy where Will Ferrell and elementary school kids do a lot of "Kicking and Screaming." Let?s see which of these films critics will be kicking around and screaming at.
May 9, 2005
"Kingdom" Leads a Less Than Heavenly Weekend at the Box Office
"Officially" starting the Summer Movie Season with somewhat of a fizzle are a pair of wide release newcomers and a handful of hangers-on. Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" took the #1 spot by a healthy margin, although total box office numbers continue to lag as compared to last year. "Heaven" grossed an estimated $20 million on 3,200 screens, which was more than enough to give it the top spot, despite hauling in less cash than anticipated. In second place ...