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'The Martian' with Matt Damon: Box office record? 'The Martian' fights 'Gravity' for October box office record; actual winner, however, is an Earthbound comedy Released by 20th Century Fox, Ridley Scott's extremely well-received The Martian, starring Matt Damon in the title role as a U.S. astronaut fighting for his life after being left behind all alone on Mars, opened with an estimated $18 million on Friday, Sept. 30, '15, at 3,831 North American theaters, about two thirds of which in 3D. Bear in mind that the Friday estimate includes $2.5 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. Directed by eventual Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, Warner Bros.' Gravity, another extremely well-received space movie about a pioneering American fearlessly kicking death's ass while stranded in a – literally – alien realm, collected $17.48 million over the same weekend back in 2013. Sandra Bullock starred as the lost-in-space astronaut and middle-American Mom struggling to »
- Zac Gille
Business and art often mix as well as oil and water in the world of making movies, and perhaps no statement makes that clearer than this statement by Morgan Creek CEO Jim Robinson to Deadline about the sale of the production company's library of films: "I’m selling the library strictly for economic reasons. It will go back into the company to fund more production. We have a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on." Some of those properties he's talking about? Well, they're remakes. Read More: 10 Movie Remakes Involving Auteur Directors Morgan Creek will hang on to the rights of five of their library titles —"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Major League," "Young Guns," "Flying Tigers" and "The Exorcist"— and three are already in the works for redos: the Jim Carrey comedy, the Charlie Sheen baseball flick and William Friedkin's horror classic. That's right, the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What does Pope Francis have to do to get you in a Fiat today? The answer is, not much -- just cruising D.C. in one is enough to drive in customers. The Pope shocked everyone when he touched down in Washington on Tuesday by scooting around town in a black Fiat 500L ... apparently reppin' for Italy, and millions of people took notice. Safford Fiat of Tyson's Corner -- the biggest dealer in the D. »
- TMZ Staff
In recent times, Hollywood has enjoyed going back into the 1990s to come up with belated sequels to previous hit movies. So, we finally got Dumb & Dumber 2, for instance, whilst a third Clerks, a second Mallrats, a new Sister Act and a Naked Gun reboot are being cooked up somewhere. Further belated sequels? Zoolander 2 finally arrives next year, and Anchorman 2 celebrates, quietly, its second birthday this Christmas.
It was only at the end of the 1990s that comedy sequels suddenly really took off. There were exceptions beforehand of course, but few things raise the eyebrows of Hollywood high brass than lots of cash. This, whilst the enormous box office takings of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me were in part down to an utterly inspired marketing campaign, »
In the world of television, actors and actresses come and go, resulting in some of your favorite characters getting replaced by someone completely new. Some of the more prominent examples include Michael J. Fox leaving Spin City and being replaced by Charlie Sheen, or for that matter, Charlie Sheen being replaced by Ashton Kutcher on […]
- Ethan Anderton
Move over Ashley Madison ... the infamous, mysterious Heidi Fleiss black book is about to go on sale on eBay ... TMZ has learned. The book was the talk of the town back in '93 when the Hollywood Madam was at the top of her game. Fleiss' threat to make her "black book" public sent shock waves through Hollywood. At the time, the only name she publicly identified was Charlie Sheen, who acknowledged he was a customer. »
- TMZ Staff
Donald Trump is ready to move on from the legal entanglement stemming from the Miss USA mess earlier this year. The Gop presidential candidate has purchased NBC’s stake in the Miss Universe Organization and settled the lawsuits regarding the matter. Trump made the announcement on Twitter Friday morning, writing, “Just purchased NBC’s half of The Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them. Now own 100% — stay tuned!” See video: Bobby Jindal Compares Donald Trump to Charlie Sheen in 'Winning' Attack Ad Trump filed a whopping $500 million lawsuit against Univision in June, after the network decided to drop the Miss. »
- Tim Kenneally
Louisiana Gov. and Gop presidential candidate Bobby Jindal may be losing in the polls but when it comes to slamming Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, he’s a winner — at least when it comes to social media. Jindal, who’s been polling at 1 percent in most surveys, mashed up Charlie Sheen‘s now infamous “winning” catchphrase while cutting back to Trump talking about himself winning. “The summer of silliness will come to an end. Then it’s time to get serious,” the page says under the video. Also Read: Owen Wilson Says Donald Trump Is the Political Charlie Sheen: 'You »
- Itay Hod
Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. »
Jimmy Kimmel wants to know the specifics of how Donald Trump plans to make America great again. “The strangest thing about the Trump campaign being on top for a full month now is that apart from his plant to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out, we know absolutely nothing about what he plans to do as president,” the ABC late-night host said. To reflect Trump’s habit of making vague promises, Kimmel debuted a brand new, incredibly vague campaign ad for the former “Apprentice” host. Also Read: Donald Trump-Charlie Sheen 2016? 'Anger Management' Star Wants »
- Joe Otterson
Charlie Sheen appears to have flip-flopped on the Donald Trump issue. “Anger Management” star Sheen has thrown his hat into the ring as a potential running mate for the Gop front-runner, after calling Trump a “shame pile of idiocy.” Sheen took to Twitter on Thursday to declare that he would gladly serve as Trump’s vice president, after actor Owen Wilson compared Trump to the occasionally volatile actor. “Dear O. Wilson they took ur comment out of context! I’m honored! thank u!” Sheen gushed. “If Trump will hv me I’d be his VP in a heartbeat!” Also Read: »
- Tim Kenneally
Before Michael Keaton made movie history and landed the role of Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton.s Batman, a crop of other great actors were up for the role - including Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen. Last year we also found out that James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was among the names in contention, and now new information has come to light revealing why he ultimately didn.t get the part. Considering how popular the Dark Knight is now, the actor.s reasoning is pretty mind-boggling. During an interview Details, Brosnan briefly revealed the reason. In a nut shell, he just couldn.t take the role seriously. But it put it a bit more harshly. Said Brosnan, It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, .Any »
West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”
Low and behold, it was »
- Michael Briers
Owen Wilson has compared Donald Trump to another controversial character actor, Charlie Sheen, saying that as entertaining as the Gop presidential candidate is, it doesn’t seem realistic that Trump might win the election. “You can’t help but get a kick out of him,” Wilson told The Daily Beast while promoting his latest film, “No Escape.” “Here’s somebody who’s not following that script. It’s like when Charlie Sheen was doing that stuff — like, wow! He’s answering a question completely honestly, and in an entertaining way. You sort of feel he could be a character from ‘Network, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”
Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »
- Gary Collinson
On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
What she did first
8 celebrity couples who tried to nail Dirty Dancing's iconic lift scene
Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
Ahead of the show's season two premiere on Tuesday, August 25th, from director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), comes another From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series behind-the-scenes video. Also: Voices of the Damned and Children of the Night release details.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2: In this second behind-the-scenes video, the crew takes you through what the costume and makeup process is like for the series:
Returning cast members are D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy"); Eiza González ("Amores Verdaderos" ("True Love")); Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport ("Noah," "Shameless"); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey ("Motorcycle Gang, »
- Tamika Jones
Grr, argh. Sit, Ubu, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favourite TV shows?
Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of network notes, audience feedback or sponsorship concerns.
A closing tag doesn’t need to sell a show, tell a story, or lasso an audience back for the next episode. It’s simply a signature, a few seconds entirely belonging to the creatives, to do with what they will.
As such, closing logos are as self-indulgent or esoteric as the production company wills them. They’re perhaps the only place in television production where in-jokes, family photos, personal homages (or extended rants in the case of one comedy producer) and kid-drawn scribbles usually found taped to the fridge door are entirely welcome. »
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