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February 14, 2007

First "Underdog" Teaser Hits the Scene

If you're old enough to remember "Underdog," then you're probably too old to appreciate the direction in which Disney has decided to take the character. And if you're too young to know who Underdog is, then all you'll see in this brand-new teaser is a dog who can fly.More…

February 1, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Because" Is Less Than So-So; "Messengers" Not Screened -- Guess The Tomatometer!

This week at the movies, we've got mother/daughter conflict ("Because I Said So," starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore) and dark proceedings on a North Dakota sunflower farm ("The Messengers," starring Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller). What do the critics have to say?More…

January 11, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Can Sony "Stomp" the "Museum?"

Can Ben Stiller and his living artifacts four-peat at the top of the North American box office, or will one of the new releases take the crown over the four-day Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend? Ticket buyers will decide.More…

May 16, 2006

"Underdog" Woos the "Junebug" Gal

Amy Adams, the doe-eyed doll who dazzled literally everyone with her "Junebug" performance, has signed on to play the female lead in Universal's live-action "Underdog" adaptation, in which she'll co-star with Peter Dinklage and the voice of Jason Lee.More…

April 27, 2006

Underdog Gets a Voice

With Peter Dinklage recently signed to play the nefarious Simon Barsinister, the "Underdog" producers needed to find an actor to provide a voice for the canine crime-fighter. So they did. They got Jason Lee.More…

March 31, 2006

Dinklage to Play "Underdog" Villain

Peter Dinklage, indie-centric actor best known for his work in "The Station Agent" and "Elf," has been tapped by Disney to play the villain in the studio's upcoming live-action rendition of the classic "Underdog" cartoon.More…

November 17, 2005

Oh It's Already Been Broughten (Part 3)

A fresh press release from Universal informs us that there will soon be a "Bring It On 3" to enjoy, but also reminds us that, hey yeah, there WAS a direct-to-video "Bring It On" sequel that we never saw.More…

August 10, 2005

"Racing Stripes" Director to Tackle "Underdog"

Frederik Du Chau, director of the mild family hit "Racing Stripes," has been tapped by Disney to bring their live-action/CGI "Underdog" adventure to the big screen.More…

July 18, 2005

In Other News: Marital Edition...Jude Law, Sandra Bullock, and Frankie Muniz

In Other News is back, with marital highs and lows alike to keep you gossip-mongers happy...starting with "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" star Jude Law, whose secret affair behind fiancée Sienna Miller's back was exposed by the British Press Monday. In response, Law issued a public apology to Miller, whom he has been dating since the pair worked together -- appropriately enough -- on the set of "Alfie."More…

February 7, 2005

Scary, 10% "Boogeyman" Tops Box Office

What is it with horror films these days? It doesn't matter how badly they are reviewed, or what they're about; they just keep raking in money at the box office. "Boogeyman," which has a very moldy Tomatometer of 8%, dominated the box office this weekend with $19M. It is directed by the director/writer (Stephen Kay) of such classics as the 0% "Mod Squad" and the 10% Stallone dud "Get Carter" -- maybe it's all those Lucy Lawless ("Xena") fans who just wanted to see her back on the screen (big or small).More…

January 31, 2005

Hide and Seek Scared Up $22M

The versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which scared up an estimated $22M over the weekend. Along with Meet The Fockers, this gives Deniro two films in the top 10. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.More…

January 29, 2005

Friday Estimates: Hide and Seek $8.1M

According to Showbizdata, the versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which grossed $8.1M on Friday. It will likely gross between $23-$25M over the Friday-Sunday weekend. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.More…

January 24, 2005

Are We There Yet Topples Coach Carter for Top Spot

This weekend, one of the worst reviewed films of the year took the #1 spot at the box office. With a very moldy 10% on the Tomatometer, the Ice Cube and Nia Long starring Are We There Yet grossed an estimated $18.5M. Ice Cube continues to be a reliable performer at the box office, with a majority of his films opening in the $15-20M range. Are We There Yet?s debut ranks as his third best behind the two Barbershop films, which opened with $24M and $21M respectively.More…

January 18, 2005

Coach Carter Victorious over MLK Weekend

Audiences celebrated this Martin Luther King weekend by watching the sports drama Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. Coach Carter marks the movie debut of popular R&B singer Ashanti. The film grossed an uplifting $29.2M for the four day holiday weekend, putting an end to Meet the Fockers three week reign. This is a personal best for the versatile Jackson in movies where he receives top billing. His previous best was 2000's Shaft, which opened with $21M. Coach Carter is the second best MLK weekend opener ever behind Along Came Polly?s $32.5M and ahead of Save the Last Dance?s $27.5M.More…

January 15, 2005

Friday Estimates: Coach Carter $8.3M, Company $4.5M, Elektra $4.5M, Stripes $3.3M

According to Showbizdata, Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson won the top spot at the box office on Friday, January 15th, finally unseating Meet the Fockers three week reign. With $8.3M on Friday, Coach Carter will gross between $33-35M for Friday-Monday MLK weekend. This is his best opening for movies in which he has top billing. His previous best was Shaft's $21.7M debut. Get Carter has a Fresh 64% on the Tomatometer.More…