'Solace' Continues To Seduce

Add Comment on November 09, 2008 by Phil Contrino

The good news is continuing to pile up for Quantum of Solace overseas. In its second weekend of international release, Solace brought in a staggering estimated haul of $106.5 million from 60 territories. The 22nd entry into the James Bond series finished in first place in each territory and it is currently playing on 9.780 screens. Solace has grossed an extremely healthy $160.3 million internationally to date. 2006's Casino Royale brought in $420.6 million from international markets, and it grossed $167 million domestically.

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Wain Crosses Over

Add Comment on November 09, 2008 by Phil Contrino

Up until this weekend, writer/director David Wain has only enjoyed a small, loyal following. Not anymore. With its estimated haul of $19.3 million, Role Models has given the quirky director the kind of mainstream exposure that will allow him to start bringing his unique brand of humor to larger audiences. Wain's directorial debut was 2001's Wet Hot American Summer, which grossed only $295,208 domestically during its theatrical run. Which isn't bad, considering that WHAS was never playing at more than 12 locations.

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Friends of the 'Earth'

Add Comment on November 08, 2008 by Chad Greene

The Earth may have stood still, but time hasn’t. In the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, a classic crowned one of the 10 greatest sci-fi movies of all time by the American Film Institute this summer, an alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his silver robot Gort (Lock Martin) land a metallic saucer on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and disembark to deliver a message to mankind. Like the acclaimed movie itself, that message was very much of its time—a warning against the dangers of international tensions of the Cold War and our innate tendency to react violently to anything alien.

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Anticipating 'Solace' & 'Twilight'

Add Comment on November 06, 2008 by Phil Contrino

One film is a continuation of the longest running franchise in movie history, and the other could be the beginning of a brand new one. Audiences across the country are eagerly anticipating both Quantum of Solace, which hits theatres on November 14, and Twilight, which opens the following weekend. Both films can partially thank Warner Bros. for any success they obtain. After Warners decided to move Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from its November 21 release date to ne...

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Talking Animals Headed for #1

Add Comment on November 06, 2008 by Phil Contrino

This coming weekend will be dominated by a team of talking animals. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will easily claim the top spot at the box office in its opening frame. In May 2005, the original Madagascar brought in a staggering $47.2 million during its opening weekend before ending up with a very healthy $193.2 million domestic gross. Considering that Madagascar has helped solidify an audience on DVD since then, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa should improve upon the original's opening tally and it could land in the $52-$54 million range when it opens at 3,900 locations tomorrow.

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Arnold's Indie Comeback

Add Comment on November 06, 2008 by Joe Gawalis

Tom Arnold has officially left The Stupids behind him. The actor put his comedic past on hold in a big way to tackle a dark and disturbing character for writer/director Damian Harris in Gardens of the Night. Arnold takes on the chilling role of Alex, a mentally disturbed pedophile and the abductor of a child named Leslie (Ryan Simpkins). Obviously, Arnold's name is not the one that first comes to mind for such a role, and to mentally prepare for this performance he had to dig deep into his past heartaches. “It really helps if you go through a divorce, you need to get yourself depressed and feel bad about yourself to get in the right mindset,” said Arnold.

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One For Them, One For Me

Add Comment on November 04, 2008 by Marco Cerritos

Sitting across from versatile actor Brian Cox it’s hard to forget that he has earned a reputation as one of the greatest working actors in Hollywood. His supporting turns in blockbusters like Troy, X-Men 2 and the first two Bourne films have introduced him to a new generation of moviegoers, but his artistic power was first felt in Michael Mann’s Manhunter. The film was remade under its literary title Red Dragon, but Cox’s original portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter continues to scare audiences to this day.

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