July 17, 2014
Cameron Diaz's 10 Best Movies
From the moment she made Jim Carrey's eyes pop out of his skull in The Mask, it was clear Cameron Diaz was a star in the making -- and she immediately started making good on that promise, building a diverse filmography that boasts an impressive number of box office hits. Along the way, Cameron has also accumulated a fair bit of critical acclaim -- and since she's returning to theaters this week with Jason Segel in director Jake Kasdan's Sex Tape, we thought it was high time to take a look back at some of her proudest moments. That's right, film fans -- it's time to Total Recall!
July 18, 2007
Shrek Films To End At Five?
By now we've already heard that DreamWorks plans to have a fourth "Shrek" movie in theaters by 2010, and that they want to then squeeze out a fifth film. But that, they promise, will be the last of the series!
May 20, 2007
"Shrek 4" Going the Prequel Route?
When your mega-money franchise starts to run out of steam (creatively, not financially), what do you do? You go backwards and start planning a prequel!
May 8, 2007
New Director Lined Up for "Shrek 4"
It's not all that uncommon for new directors to step in on well-established series, but the "new guy" isn't usually someone known for live-action features...
May 7, 2007
Dr. Evil to Star in "Austin Powers 4"
Mike Myers has two of the most lucrative comedy franchises in history, with "Austin Powers" and "Shrek." As "Shrek the Third" rolls out to theaters, with Dreamworks planning "Shrek 4" and other spin-offs, Myers has not laid his international man of mystery to rest yet either.
April 2, 2007
"Shrek 4" and "Hoodwinked 2" On The Way!
You can look forward to more CGI goodness from the jolly green ogre in the coming years, including "Shrek 4" (yes, you're right, "Shrek 3" isn't even out yet) and the mark of every Very Important Pop Culture icon -- the televised holiday special.
March 20, 2007
Take a Peek at the Brand New "Shrek 3" Poster
Yeah, so it's only a poster, I know. But franchises don't get a whole lot bigger than the "Shrek" one, so it only stands to reason that people are interested in the promotional materials. (At least I think so.)
November 14, 2006
Test Screener Sees "Shrek 3" and Kinda Likes It!
Here we go with another test-screening semi-review, even though the reporter plainly states his version of "Shrek the Third" was only about 40% animated. (Plus, here's what I want to know: Why does a movie like "Shrek Part 3" need to be test-screened?? The first two flicks made stadium-sized moneybags!)
August 18, 2006
"Shrek 3" Website Online ... Kinda
Nope, it's not a trailer or a teaser or even a simple little movie poster; it's the all-new website for next May's "Shrek the Third." Well, it's a splash page, anyway.
July 17, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates
The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.
July 13, 2006
"Shrek 3" Hires Some Rather Hilarious Females
Obviously "Shrek the Third" will feature voice-work from Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy. And Rupert Everett, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, and Julie Andrews. And you already knew that Justin Timberlake was on board... But, wait, there's more! And all of the new cast members are as female as they are funny!
July 10, 2006
McShane to Provide Voices for "Shrek 3" and "Kung Fu Panda"
You might not expect the actor who plays the stunningly vulgar Al Swearengen to be a good fit for family programming, but the DreamWorks crew has other ideas for Ian McShane. The unpleasant head of "Deadwood" will be stepping into the voice booths for both "Shrek 3" and "Kung Fu Panda."
July 8, 2006
"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday
It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."
June 11, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1
The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.
May 28, 2006
"X-Men 3" Is Biggest Memorial Weekend Opener Ever
"X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed an estimated $107M over the Friday-Sunday weekend, becoming the biggest Memorial Weekend Opener of all time. It grossed $45.5M on Friday (one million more than what was previously reported), $32.5M on Saturday, and an estimated $29M on Sunday. Debuting in 3,690 sites, it has a three-day per theater average of $28,997.
May 27, 2006
Box Office: "X-Men 3" Grossed $44.5M on Friday
According to Showbizdata.com, the latest installment of the "X-Men" franchise "X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed a staggering $44.5M on Friday. The worst reviewed of series, it's the best opening day performance for the lucrative franchise, easily passing the $32M made by the previous film "X2: X-Men United."
May 25, 2006
Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend
Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.
March 31, 2006
Banderas Lets the "Puss" Spin-Off Out of the Bag
During an interview with MTV to promote his upcoming dance drama "Take the Lead," actor Antonio Banderas mentioned that he's to start voice-recording for "Shrek 3" this week ... and then he also dropped a few hints regarding his very own spin-off flick, which will be titled "Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer."
March 23, 2006
New "Shrek" Title; New "Shrek" Story
JoBlo brings us the latest word on what's going down in Shrekworld, and it seems that the second sequel will NOT be called "Shrek 3," but instead "Shrek the Third," as if that makes any sort of difference. Aside from the stunning bit of news, DreamWorks also treated us to a mini-synopsis, which you can read right here...
February 7, 2006
"Shrek" Helmer Catches Barker's "Thief"
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of a new partnership that should please all the Clive Barker fans out there: Seems that "Shrek 2" co-director Kelly Asbury will head over to live-action territory and direct a long-awaited adaptation of Mr. Barker's "The Thief of Always."
February 2, 2006
Narnia Sequel Aims for December 2007
Given that it's already Disney's highest-grossing live-action film EVER (and that it's based on the first book in a series of seven), "The Chronicles of Narnia" is about to spawn a sequel. Director Andrew Adamson will be returning to helm Part 2, which is called "Prince Caspian," and is aiming to hit theaters in late 2007.
December 6, 2005
"Narnia" Photo Gallery Update!
Venture over to our "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" page to view 49 stills and production photos from the epic children's book adaptation, due out this Friday!
November 21, 2005
Harry Potter and the Box Office of Plenty
It's no big shock that the fourth entry in the "Harry Potter" series was, far and away, the number one draw at the weekend box office. But the flick turned out to have the fourth biggest box office weekend in the history of moviedom: Harry snagged over $101 million from nearly 3,900 North American screens ... in only three days!
October 6, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Curse" Is A Blessing, "Shoes" Fit
This week at the movies brings us stories of camaraderie. We have a man and his dog ("Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"), sisters ("In Her Shoes"), disgruntled restaurant employees ("Waiting..."), and men who bond over gambling ("Two for the Money"). Which of these films will get some love from the critics?
October 6, 2005
Take Your First Look "Over the Hedge"
Fans of DreamWorks Animation flicks like "Shrek," "Shrek 2," and "Madagascar" will undoubtedly be in line next May for the animated family comedy "Over the Hedge," and ComingSoon.net has a 7-month early teaser trailer for the flick!
December 20, 2004
In 2004, Bigger Not Necessarily Better for Profits
Big-budget movies may be playing to smaller audiences, the New York Times writes. Although domestic box office receipts are approaching $9.4 billion, which would top last year's total, that figure may be attributable to the rise in ticket prices. While some big-budget films like "Shrek 2," "Spider-Man 2," and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" had strong showings, many others, from "Hidalgo" to "The Alamo" to "Catwoman," were disappointments to the studios.
December 9, 2004
Brian Cox Gives Voice to Aslan the Lion
Brian Cox has been tapped to perform as the voice of Aslan the Lion in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," according to the film's newsletter.