August 9, 2007
Pink Panther 2 Adds Four to Cast
Offering another example of how sequel-friendly the studios have become (or proof that there is no God -- take your pick), development on The Pink Panther 2 continues apace: Variety reports that no fewer than four names have been added to the cast.
February 5, 2007
Goyer Out, Levy In as "Flash" Director
Joss Whedon wasn't the only popular filmmaker to "step away" from a big superhero project over the weekend. Seems that writer/director David S. Goyer and Warner Bros. have parted ways on their adaptation of DC's "Flash" character. Stepping in to helm the flick will be Shawn Levy.
December 8, 2006
Have an IMAX Night at the Museum
Whenever I go see an IMAX-ed movie, it's (almost) always at Philadelphia's beautiful Franklin Institute Museum -- which would certainly be an appropriate place to see Ben Stiller's new comedy "Night at the Museum," no?
August 3, 2006
Steve Martin's "Pink Panther" Sequel Is a Go
When I was a kid I just loved Steve Martin's movies. AND all of the "Pink Panther" sequels. But when you squish 'em both together into one package, meh. Aside from a few stray chuckles, Mr. Martin's "Panther" revisit was pretty much all wet. Ah, but it did make some money, so get ready for, yep, yet another sequel to yet another remake.
July 10, 2006
Teaser Bulletin: Night at the Museum
If you went to see "Pirates2" over the weekend, but got caught in the popcorn lines, you may have missed the new teaser trailer for the Ben Stiller FX comedy "Night at the Museum." Fortunately you can check it online right here.
June 21, 2006
Steve Martin Aims to do Two More "Pink Panther" Flicks
Despite the fact that I've been a huge Steve Martin fan for well over two decades, I strongly believe that his "Pink Panther" remake pretty much stunk on toast. And despite the fact that mostly everyone seems to agree with that opinion, Mr. Martin is planning to go back for a sequel or two.
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.")
March 3, 2006
2005 Stinker Awards Announced!
Low budget horror film ?Alone in the Dark? took home the industry?s biggest booby prize as Hollywood?s annual anti-Oscars, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, dished out awards in 24 competition categories. The dishonors came courtesy of the Los Angeles-based Bad Cinema Society, a panel of movie critics and film fans which annually awards Hollywood's worst films and performances.
February 27, 2006
Tyler Perry "Madea" Few Million Bucks Last Weekend
Tyler Perry's follow-up to "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Madea's Family Reunion" had no trouble leaping to the top of the box office in its first weekend, handily satisfying its target demographic (and without any help from the film critics, tyvm). The flick snagged an estimated (and rather impressive) $30.2 million from 2,200 theaters, while fending off a pair of underperforming newcomers and a handful of hangers-on.
February 21, 2006
Dogs Defeat Daters at the Weekend Box Office
Disney's family adventure flick "Eight Below" narrowly defeated the spoof comedy "Date Movie" over the 4-day holiday weekend, grossing an estimated $25 million from over 3,000 theaters. Close behind in second place, the Alyson Hannigan-led rom-com spoof tallied about $22 million from just under 3,000 theaters.
February 13, 2006
Clouseau Defeats Death to Claim the Weekend Box Office
Four brand-new flicks took most of the money home over this past weekend. First and second place were remarkably close, but early estimates indicate that Steve Martin and his remake of "The Pink Panther" came in first ($21.7 million from nearly 3,500 theaters), while the horror sequel "Final Destination 3" was right on his heels with $20.1 from 2,900 theaters.
February 9, 2006
Critical Consensus: Critics Not Tickled "Pink"
An incompetent French detective ("The Pink Panther"). Eight million ways to die ("Final Destination 3"). Harrison Ford looking frantic, then looking really, really mad ("Firewall"). The Man in the Yellow Hat ("Curious George"). It could only be one thing: this week's wide releases!
February 6, 2006
Weekend Box Office Numbers Keep Getting "Stranger"
That it would debut in the #1 spot was a foregone conclusion, but Sony/Screen Gems' "When a Stranger Calls" did a whole heckuva lot better than that by grossing an unexpectedly high (albeit estimated) $22m from just about 3,000 screens. Sony chose to shield the flick from the press, as if teenagers interested in PG-13 horror movies give a wet slap what film critics think.
January 31, 2006
Levy's "Museum" Hires a Few New Staff Members
Zap2it.com reports that British funnyman Ricky Gervais has signed on to appear in Shawn Levy's big-budget, high-concept adventure comedy "Night at the Museum." And to say that Mr. Gervais is joining an already-stocked ensemble would be kind of an understatement.
October 7, 2005
Sommers Out, Levy In on "Museum"
Since Stephen ("The Mummy") Sommers will be helming the "When Worlds Collide" remake for Paramount, Fox needed someone to step in on their live-action/animated comedy "A Night at the Museum." So they hired Shawn Levy.
September 2, 2005
"Cheaper" Director to Inherit Brett Ratner's "21"
According to Variety, director Shawn Levy ("Cheaper By the Dozen," "Just Married") has been invited by Sony to helm "21," a fact-based gambling flick that used to be called "Breaking Vegas" and used to have a director named Brett Ratner.
December 20, 2004
The Pink Panther Trailer Online
Moviefone has posted the trailer to "The Pink Panther." This remake stars Steve Martin in the role formerly played by the late Peter Sellers as the clumsy Inspector Clouseau. A shaven Jean Reno stars as his sidekick, Ponton. The movie will be in theaters Sept. 22, 2005.