September 28, 2006
Box Office Guru Preview: Ashton vs. Ashton - This Time It's Personal
Ashton Kutcher fans get two chances to see (or hear) their favorite star this weekend as the Hollywood prankster takes on reigning box office champ "Jackass: Number Two" by voicing a mule deer in the animated comedy "Open Season" and going up against Kevin Costner in the action drama "The Guardian."
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
Critical Consensus: "Dupree" Misfires; "Little Man" Is Short On Laughs
This week at the movies, we've got some unwanted houseguests, in the guise of a guy with a bad case of arrested development ("You, Me and Dupree," starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) and a pint-sized thief on the lam ("Little Man," starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans). Will the critics be welcoming, or will they boot these flicks into the street?
July 14, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Chocolate," "Wedding" Both Sweet
This week's wide releases blend the sweet and the sour. Sweet, like the taste of chocolate or true love; sour, like unabashed excess or scoundrel-like behavior. Will critics develop a taste for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or "Wedding Crashers?"
June 15, 2005
Screenwriter Hired to Pen a Second "Elf" Adventure
Screenwriter Scot Armstrong, who co-wrote "Old School," "Road Trip," and "Starsky & Hutch" (as well as an uncredited re-write on "Elf") has been tapped by New Line to pen a sequel to the Will Ferrell Christmas comedy. And while Mr. Ferrell is not signed up for the follow-up just yet, New Line honcho Toby Emmerich is clearly not going to move forward without his curly-haired leading man.
June 13, 2005
"Old School" Director to Unleash "Dogs of Babel"
Variety brings news of director Todd Phillips' ("Old School," "Starsky and Hutch") next project: Based on the novel by Carolyn Parkhurst, "Dogs of Babel" focuses on "a grieving linguistics professor who tries to communicate with his Rhodesian Ridgeback because the dog was the only witness to the death of the man's wife, who fell from a tree in their backyard."
May 6, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Still a little bit uncertain about this new "Dukes of Hazzard" movie? Well then head on over to Yahoo! Movies and give the all-new trailer a peek. You might love it or you might hate it ... but it should certainly go a long way to helping you make up your mind!
April 25, 2005
Will Ferrell to Get "Lost" in Another TV-to-Movie Adaptation
A few years back funnyman Will Ferrell played a character called "Marshall Willenholly" in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," but who knew Kevin Smith was psychic? Yes, Will Ferrell has signed on to play the lead role in a big-screen version of the cult-classic kid's series "Land of the Lost."
April 12, 2005
New Line Introduces You to "Jeff the Demon"
First-time screenwriters Joe Ventura and Tom Scharpling must have impressed someone at New Line with their "Jeff the Demon" screenplay, because the studio bought the concept and entrusted it to producer Scot Armstrong ("Old School," "Starsky & Hutch").