1. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($36.7 million)
2. "The Proposal" ($6.1 million)
3. "The Hangover" ($5.3 million)
4. "My Sister's Keeper" ($5.1 million)
5. "Up" ($3.9 million)
Some weekends, it's easy to predict what's going to come out on top! "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" topped our poll, and it destroyed the charts to take number one with $36.7 million. That would be enough to qualify it as a summer hit, but since it's debut was actually on Wednesday, that's just a drop of the bucket. Read More...
Every video game adaptation that's put on the path to the big screen leaves you hoping that this will be the one to break the crappy gaming movie curse ("The Wizard" notwithstanding). While my hope remains pinned on Mike Newell's upcoming "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," there may also be hope in the form of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia is developing a live-action adaptation of "Fortune." Kyle Ward is to pen the script; if the name sounds familiar, that's because he was mentioned here just yesterday in association with the upcoming "Hitman 2." No director has been set, but Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner are producing. Read More...
Michael Jackson was the epitome of cool to those of us who grew up in the 1980s. He was probably the first celebrity I recognized and followed as a young kid.
One of my fondest memories of Jackson was his Disneyland 3-D movie, "Captain EO." When I first visited Disneyland it was one of the newest and most popular attractions. Being at Disneyland, the last thing you really want to do is sit down for anything... but this was a Michael Jackson movie! In 3-D! Read More...
Ryan Reynolds has built a sturdy, marketable reputation on being a hunky wisecracker. He is so determined to shake up that image that he's going underground... six feet under, to be precise. Reynolds is taking the lead in "Buried," an independent thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortes ("The Contestant"), according to a report in Variety.
The actor will play a civilian contractor who is living and working in Iraq. After being kidnapped by forces unknown, he awakens in a coffin buried in the desert, armed with only a cell phone, a candle and a knife. It's not the first "buried alive" story and it won't be the last, but I bet you still feel claustrophobic just reading that! Read More...
"The Runaways" have found their Lita Ford, and the band is now officially complete. According to Variety, Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie's "Halloween") has joined Floria Sigismondi's biopic as the Runaways' lead guitarist and future solo rock goddess. Earlier reports had pegged actress Alessandra Torresani for the part, and Taylor-Compton for bassist Jackie Fox, but they've either switched roles or deals have fallen through.
Ford joined the Runaways in 1976 along with Cherie Currie, a year after the band was formed by Joan Jett, bassist Micki Steele and drummer Sandy West. Ford remained with the band until their break-up in 1979, and enjoyed a very successful career as a solo artist. Read More...
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Zac Efron is all grown up, and having quite a year. He’s received good reviews for the upcoming “Me and Orson Welles,” and “17 Again,” and proved to have a lot of staying power at the box office with his starring “17″ turn. (He even managed to hold out against “X-Men Origin: Wolverine,” which is no small feat!)
Efron surprised many when he dropped out of “Footloose”, but he’s eager to take on more mature roles, and making good progress by joining projects such as “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac is continuing his movie maturation by landing the lead part in an untitled thriller.
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Call it a hunch, but I think "Burlesque" already has its place in film history set. Not only will it be the acting debut of Christina Aguilera, but the modern musical has signed on the music icon of all icons: the one and only Cher. Yeah. It's going to be flamboyant.
According to Variety, Aguilera will play an ambitious small-town girl fresh from the cornfields of Iowa. Possessing one heck of a voice (hey, it's Aguilera) she goes West to pursue her singing and dancing dreams. The aspiring star winds up in a neo-burlesque club on Sunset Boulevard that’s run by Tess (Cher), a former dancer who struggles to keep the club open and gives the young girl a chance to become a star. Read More...
Those of you who are desperate for summer jobs, or are suffering the sting of a layoff, it might help you to know that not even a superstar like Brad Pitt is immune to unemployment woes. Pitt and director Steven Soderbergh were set to begin shooting "Moneyball" in Phoenix on Monday, but Sony has called a time out and put the film into limited turnaround.
"Moneyball" is based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling book of the same name, which profiled the Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane. That's a baseball team, by the way. Beane harnessed the power of computer-based analysis to assemble a crack squad out of one of the smallest budgets in major league baseball. Read More...
1. "The Proposal" ($34.1 million)
2. "The Hangover" ($26.8 million)
4. "Up" ($21.3 million)
3. "Year One" ($20 million)
5. "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" ($11.3 million)
As the weekend progresses, audiences continue to fall hard for "The Proposal," which stayed strong at #1 by bringing in $34.1 million, finally knocking "The Hangover" down from its two week reign at the top. After weeks of explosions and CG, people were clearly in the mood for a little love... and perhaps all the pre-release publicity that focused on the nude scene between "Proposal" stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds helped a little. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, the new "Conan" found its director in the gore-happy Marcus Nispel ("Friday the 13th"). The hunt was on for the man to wield the broadsword, and Lionsgate was said to be on the lookout for an unknown to play the iconic part. The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that they may have found him .... and he's a dead ringer for cinema's first Conan, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Austrian actor Roland Kickinger is currently in talks to star in the remake, and is not only a physical match for the original "Conan the Barbarian" actor, but he shares a similar biography. He's a body-builder turned actor, and he had a role as a T-800 in this summer's "Terminator: Salvation." He also played Ah-nuld in "See Arnold Run," an A&E biopic about the Schwarzenegger's run for the California governor's office.
For more on the potential new "Conan" lead, Roland Kickinger, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.