Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Avatar is the number one movie in America! For the sixth weekend in a row, James Cameron’s wild blue epic topped the charts and shattered records in the process—its $36 million haul is the largest sixth weekend gross for any film in history, beating the Read More
Three cheers for The Book of Eli! The post-apocalyptic film (a.k.a. The Road for Dummies) pulled down $38 million over the Martin Luther King holiday, and $32.7 million from Friday-to-Sunday, which was good for the third biggest January opening ever. And yet it still didn’t even come close to finishing in first place. Read More
And you thought last weekend was bad! Martin Luther King weekend brings two more craptastic feature films, but since there is nothing else out in theaters—unless you’re really itching for another dose of Avatar—they might end up being box office hits (see: Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which came out on this weekend last year). As Read More
A pair of Oscar-winning directors debut new films this weekend, but all anyone really wants to talk about is the King of the World. Thanks to some embargo-breaking reviews, the first (and second and third) word on James Cameron’s Avatar has finally reached the masses. And, apparently, it’s better than it looks! (Be Read More
The Lovely Bones
Running time 135 minutes
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci
I’m no fan of Peter Jackson, but as much as I hated the 2005 remake of King Kong and all of those silly, Read More
We love a good round of blogosphere-led hand wringing, so the news that Vertigo Entertainment is planning a reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise totally tickles our fancy. Rather than include creator Joss Whedon or any of the beloved supporting characters he created for television, Vertigo is relying on Read More
We’ve gone ahead and surveyed the monthly film landscape to find for you the twelve key movies to see during the upcoming year. You’re welcome! Naturally, all release dates are subject to change.
January: Notorious (dir. George Tillman, Jr.)
As our esteemed colleague so accurately wrote, January is truly the coldest month for Hollywood. Read More
We told you yesterday that Ryan Gosling left the Peter Jackson-directed film adaptation of The Lovely Bones this weekend, but now The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a little chub might have been the reason behind those so-called "creative differences."
Peter Jackson was said to be quite surprised that Gosling Read More
One day before shooting began, Ryan Gosling walked away from his part as a greiving father in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel, The Lovely Bones, according to Variety.
[Gosling] stepped out after gaining 20 pounds and growing a beard for the job. Sources attributed the exit to creative differences. Read More