December 10, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Ted
He's the star (well, co-star if you count Mark Wahlberg) of 2012's highest-grossing comedy (unless you count Breaking Dawn -- Part 2), so we felt it only fitting to ask Ted, the titular furball from Seth MacFarlane's R-rated hit, to give us his all-time five favorite films. "Besides Flash Gordon," he says, "which you already know is my number one favorite film of all time." Indeed, anyone who's seen the movie will remember Ted and John's shared affection for the camp sci-fi classic, and the bear also gave us another insight into his creative process: "Yes, the hotel room fight scene was inspired in part by Road House," he reveals. So now you know that. Ted arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
July 1, 2012
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Have Wild Time with Ted and Mike
A pair of new R-rated films dominated the North American box office sending ticket sales soaring to a new record for the biggest June weekend in history. The comedy Ted and the drama Magic Mike both overperformed and connected with their target audiences while Tyler Perry's latest effort Madea's Witness Protection delivered his usual potent numbers. Overall, it was the third best weekend of 2012 as success came from a handful of original movies and not from one big franchise juggernaut opening. The marketplace is now in great shape entering what will be a gigantic July.
June 28, 2012
Critics Consensus: Ted Is Funny and Crude, Magic Mike Is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got an uncouth stuffed toy (Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis); striptease artists (Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey); a family secret (People Like Us, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks); and a defensive granny (Madea's Witness Protection, starring Tyler Perry and Eugene Levy). Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane makes his big screen directorial debut with Ted, and critics say this vulgar, sometimes touching comedy retains the irreverent spirit of his TV work. Magic Mike might look like just another pretty face, but don't be fooled -- critics say this hunky drama/comedy has a heart and a brain too.
May 23, 2012
Ted Moves Up to June 29 Release
With G.I. Joe: Retaliation officially pushed back to 2013, Seth MacFarlane's Ted, originally slated for July 13, has moved up to take its place for a June 29 release.