The Anthony Hopkins’ horror film The Rite topped the box office, despite being cursed with low scores by critics
1. The Rite $15.0 Total: $15.0
2. No Strings Attached $13.6 Total: $39.7
3. The Mechanic $11.5 Total: $11.5
4. The Green Hornet $11.5 Total: $78.8
5. The King’s Speech $11.1 Total: $72.2
6. True Grit $7.6 Total: $148.3
7. The Dilemma $5.4 Total: $40.6
8. Black Swan $5.1 Total: $90.7
9. The Fighter $4.0 Total: $78.3
10. Yogi Bear $3.1 Total: $92.5
11. Tron Legacy $2.5 Total: $166.7
12. Tangled $2.5 Total: $189.5
No Strings Attached was the No. 1 movie at the box office in its opening weekend, showing the power of clean date movies.
1. No Strings Attached $20.3 Total: $20.3
2. The Green Hornet $18.1 Total: $63.4
3. The Dilemma $9.7 Total: $33.3
4. The King’s Speech $9.1 Total: $58.6
5. True Grit $8.0 Total: $138.6
6. Black Swan $6.2 Total: $83.5
7. The Fighter $4.5 Total: $73.0
8. Little Fockers $4.3 Total: $141.1
9. Yogi Bear $4.0 Total: $88.8
10. Tron Legacy $3.7 Total: $163.2
11. Tangled $3.0 Total: $186.2
12. Country Strong $2.2 Total: $16.9
Courtesy of Hero Complex three new images have come to the light for Matthew Vaughn and Bryan Singers’s upcoming comic book adaptation of , X-Men: First Class. This new batch of X-Men images seem to focus on the 1960’s time period and not at all on the mutants.
The movie is set to come out here in the states 6.3.11
HBO has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones, which is based on author George R.R. Martin’s popular unfinished book series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
I also saw on George R.R. Martin’s blog that he was in the hospital a bit last month, hopefully he is feeling better and back to work on the last book.
The tongue-in-cheek superhero film Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen as a playboy-turned-crime fighter and Jay Chou as Kato earned $34 million during its opening weekend.
1. The Green Hornet $34.0 Total: $34.0
2. The Dilemma $17.4 Total: $17.4
3. True Grit $11.2 Total: $126.4
4. The King’s Speech $9.0 Total: $44.5
5. Black Swan $8.1 Total: $72.9
6. Little Fockers $7.1 Total: /$134.2
7. Tron Legacy $5.6 Total: $156.9
8. Yogi Bear $5.3 Total: $82.0
9. The Fighter $5.1 Total: $65.7
10. Season of the Witch $4.5 Total: $17.9
11. Tangled $3.9 Total: $180.9
12. Country Strong $3.7 Total: $13.3
The Hollywood Reporter and every movie blog on the web is reporting that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel has evolved into a new Sci Fi franchise titled Prometheus.
The Alien prequel is dead and a new Ridley Scott project has been reborn.
Fox has announced that instead of making a much-talked about Alien movie, the project has been reconfigured as an original sci-fi movie, titled Prometheus, with Scott still at the helm and with Noomi Rapace to star.
Showing how serious it is about the movie, Fox has set a March 9, 2012 release date.
Damon Lindelof is working together with Scott on the new script, which was originally written by Jon Spaihts and based on an idea by Scott. It was under Lindelof that the project morphed into something more original.
“While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place,” said Scott in a statement. “The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
“In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots,” stated Lindelof. “I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie. It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects.”
Fox and Scott have been working on an Alien prequel for the last two years and began reading and testing actors for the project late last summer. Rapace, best known for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was on the list of actors that also included Gemma Arteron, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Michael Fassbender and James Franco, all of whom swirled around it in various forms. Time will tell which ones will stick with it, although both Fassbender and Theron were being seriously considered for Universal’s Snow White project.
Prometheus is actually a bold move for Fox as it means leaving behind a project that has a strong brand and legacy behind it. You’ve got to wonder what kind of conversations Scott had with the studio to persuade them to go with it.
Good news Walking Dead Fans, actor Bryan Cranston leaked the news that The Walking Dead may be returning in July rather than the predicted October start in an interview with NYMag.com.
Q: When it was first announced that Breaking Bad’s premiere was being pushed back to July, immediate speculation was that AMC was trying to help Mad Men’s Jon Hamm get an Emmy by taking you out of the race. Do you think that factored into the decision at all?
A: Not at all. It was a decision from AMC that they wanted to position us in July, along with Mad Men. And I believe they’re going to put Walking Dead in July as well. I think it’s just a sensible thing — they want to attract as many eyeballs as possible, away from the heavy competition of the September, November, January start.
Ahh I was wrong, the Dude and his crew in True Grit took the top spot at the weekend box office with $15 million, giving them the #1 spot and becoming the first Western to top the $100 million mark since the 1990’s.
1. True Grit $15.0 Total: $110.4
2. Little Fockers $13.7 Total: $123.9
3. Season of the Witch $10.7 Total: $10.7
4. Tron Legacy $9.8 Total: $147.9
5. Black Swan $8.3 Total: $61.4
6. Country Strong $7.3 Total: $7.4
7. The Fighter $7.0 Total: $57.8
8. The King’s Speech $6.8 Total: $33.2
9. Yogi Bear $6.8 Total: $75.6
10. Tangled $5.2 Total: $175.8
11. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $4.7 Total: $94.6
12. Gulliver’s Travels $4.7 Total: $34.5
As a huge Batman and DC fan, this just made my day.
The kind folks over at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment sent us this exclusive piece of concept art as a sneak peak at the sequel to the award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. Like myself, I’m sure more than one of you are eagerly counting down the months until the game hits stores this fall.
If you haven’t seen the trailer, give it a watch here:
You see what I see, don’t you?
It’s official. I cannot wait for the new episodes of SMALLVILLE’s final season, which resume on The CW on January 29th at 8/7c.
These final episodes will lead up to a finale which will hopefully see Tom Welling don the iconic Superman suit (like in the reflection of the image), thus finally embracing the destiny that he was born to live as he becomes the legendary Man of Steel.
You can don the iconic Superman logo too by picking up one of our Superman T-Shirts, like this one!
True Grit, great movie, but I don’t think it will take the number one spot away from Little Fockers next week.
1. Little Fockers $26.3 Total: $103.1
2. True Grit $24.5 Total: $86.7
3. Tron Legacy $18.3 Total: $130.8
4. Yogi Bear $13.0 Total: $66.1
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $10.5 Total: $87.1
6. Tangled $10.0 Total: $168.0
7. The Fighter $10.0 Total: $46.3
8. Gulliver’s Travels $9.1 Total: $27.2
9. Black Swan $8.4 Total: $47.3
10. The King’s Speech $7.6 Total: $22.8
11. The Tourist $6.8 Total: $54.8
12. How Do You Know $4.6 Total: $25.0
It’s got Mechs, so you know it’s going to be good.
FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.
At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.
Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom’s oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom’s youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom’s son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group’s makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope’s gang.
FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances.
The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom’s son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.
This is only for non-repeating alarms. If you have a repeating alarm set you shouldn’t have this issue…. I unfortunately set my iPhone alarm this morning while away and when it didn’t work ran to the internet to find this:
PSA: iPhone alarms not working come New Year’s Day 2011*
We’re not exactly sure of the cause of this fancy new issue affecting Apple’s super cool iPhone line of cellphones, but apparently you’ve got trouble come 1/1/2011. According to an explosive stream of frustration-filled tweets on the Twitter microblogging service, when the clock strikes midnight, one off alarms will cease to sing out. The issue sounds eerily similar to recent Daylight Savings Time trouble we witnessed back in November, although we saw both repeating alarm and single alarm failures.