August 1, 2011
Box Office Smurf Wrapup: Cowboys & Aliens Gets Smurfed
In a stunning development, two studios estimated the exact same opening weekend gross for their new big-budget summer films making for a tie for the number one spot at the North American box office. Sony's 3D kidpic The Smurfs performed well above expectations while Universal's action entry Cowboys & Aliens failed to meet its projected target. Each studio estimated a $36.2M weekend gross including a $10.1M Sunday figure. Once actual Sunday sales are counted on Monday, the true rankings will be decided.
July 29, 2011
Critics Consensus: Cowboys and Aliens is All Mixed Up
This week at the movies, we've got bronco-busters and extraterrestrials (Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford), little blue people (The Smurfs, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry), and modern romance (Crazy, Stupid, Love, starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling). What do the critics have to say? What is Cowboys and Aliens? Is it a Western? A sci-fi thriller? An homage? A parody? Well, say critics, it's all those things and more, though it's not quite as seamless -- or as fun -- as one might have hoped, given the talents involved (and the B-movie promise of its undeniably awesome title). Daniel Craig stars as a mysterious man with no memory of his past who stumbles into a rough-and-tumble town called Absolution.
March 29, 2010
Sofia Vergara Feels Smurfy
"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara has joined the cast of "The Smurfs" -- and yes, dads, she'll be taking one of the movie's live-action roles.
March 5, 2010
Smurf Village Is Getting Crowded
The voice cast of "The Smurfs" just keeps growing: Alan Cumming, Jonathan Winters, and George Lopez have signed on, and Katy Perry is in talks to play Smurfette.
February 17, 2010
To Smurf, or Not to Smurf?
The upcoming "Smurfs" movie could be a smurfy good time or a clustersmurf. Which is more likely? This article breaks down the pros and cons.
February 10, 2010
Jonathan Winters Smurfs a Smurf
If UGO's sources are correct, the upcoming CGI/live-action "Smurfs" will feature comedy legend Jonathan Winters as the voice of Papa Smurf.