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9 items from 2010


Due Date laughs all the way to top of box office

9 November 2010 5:15 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

New Comedy Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis, has topped the box office in the UK.

The film, which also stars Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis and Jamie Foxx, took £2,345,138 on its first weekend of release.

Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros UK, said: "We are thrilled to be working with Robert Downey Jr, Todd Phillips and Zach Galifianakis again on Due Date.

"With the stellar box office of The Hangover and the No 1 opening this weekend with Due Date, Todd has proved once again that he creates films that audiences love to go and see".

Due Date reunites Phillips with key members of his filmmaking team from The Hangover, including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski, editor Debra Neil-Fisher, composer Christophe Beck and costume designer Louise Mingenbach.

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr plays Peter Highman, »

- David Bentley

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Zach Galifianakis’ “Due Date” tops the weekend box office in the UK

8 November 2010 11:13 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: “Due Date”, the hit comedy directed by Todd Phillips and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis has topped the weekend box office in the UK. The film which also stars Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis and Academy Award(R) winner Jamie Foxx took GBP2,345,138 in its first weekend of release.

Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. UK, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Robert Downey Jr, Todd Phillips and Zach Galifianakis again on Due Date. With the stellar box office of The Hangover and the Number one opening this weekend with Due Date, Todd has proved once again that he creates films that audiences love to go and see”.

Due Date” reunites Phillips with key members of his filmmaking team from “The Hangover,” including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski, editor Debra Neil-Fisher, composer Christophe Beck and costume designer Louise Mingenbach. »

- Linny Lum

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Slideshow: 24-Image Gallery For ‘Due Date’ Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis

4 November 2010 6:04 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This 24-image slideshow contains a selection of the official press images for the highly-anticipated “Due Date,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, and Jamie Foxx. The film was written by Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland and directed by Todd Phillips. It will be released on November 5th, 2010.

Synopsis: “From director Todd Phillips, “Due Date” stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as two unlikely companions thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous.

Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is only days away. As he hurries to catch a flight home to Los Angeles from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor and disaster-magnet Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) leads to the two of them being »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Video: UK premiere of Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis

4 November 2010 11:21 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Last Night, London hosted the European premiere of Warner Bros' new comedy Due Date, which opens in UK cinemas tomorrow (Friday, November 5).

We have a video of the Leicester Square event, in which director Todd Phillips and actors Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis talk about the film. The clip, which begins with scenes from the trailer, is embedded below.

Downey and Galifianakis star as two unlikely companions who are thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous.

Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife's due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when he is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis), on what turns out to be a »

- David Bentley

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Due Date Giveaway

29 October 2010 10:17 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) Due Date opening on November 5th, we’ve been given some Due Date movie related swag to giveaway to some lucky Collider readers.  Like our previous giveaways, we’ve got pictures of what you can win and how to enter after the jump.

But before getting to that…I saw a screening of Due Date and am happy to report it’s a winner.  The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis is fantastic and there are a few scenes that absolutely shocked me (in a good way!).  Definitely worth checking out next weekend.  Hit the jump for the giveaway.

If you’d like to get be entered for a free copy, what you need to do is email thecollidermailbox@gmail.com with your name and address and say Due Date Giveaway in the headline.  This giveaway will be open until November 15th »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Contest: Win Big in Our Flipped Giveaway!

2 August 2010 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Do you believe in fate? Do you believe that a predestined plan has been laid in front of you, and that no matter what you do, you can't change it? Well, then, you've already won our exciting contest in honor of Flipped, Rob Reiner's new romantic comedy that looks at first love and destiny in a whole new light. All you have to do is enter, and you'll be on your way to romancing that special some one in no time. Nothing makes for a better romantic evening than a beautiful Market Picnic Basket and Flipped soundtrack, which you can put to good use once you leave the theater and continue on with your first date. We're also giving away a 600 Denier polyester gardening bag complete with all the yard tools you'll need to create that special hideaway for you and your lover. We've got that big first kiss »

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Art Directors Guild Awards- February 13

21 January 2010 7:26 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The 14th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, hosted by Paula Poundstone, will be presented Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, celebrating accomplishments of Production Designers and Art Directors, recognized in eight categories of Feature Films, Television, Commercials and Music Videos.

This year's feature film nominees include best Period film contenders, “A Serious Man,” Jess Gonchor, “Inglourious Basterds,” David Wasco, “Julie & Julia,” Mark Ricker, “Public Enemies,” Nathan Crowley and “Sherlock Holmes,” Sarah Greenwood.

For best Fantasy film, nominees are “Avatar,” Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, “District 9,” Philip Ivey, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Stuart Craig, “Star Trek,” Scott Chambliss and “Where the Wild Things Are”, K.K. Barrett.

For best Contemporary film, nominees are “Angels & Demons,” Allan Cameron,

The Hangover,” Bill Brzeski,“The Hurt Locker,” Karl Juliusson,“The Lovely Bones,” Naomi Shohan, “Up in the Air,” Steve Saklad.

Established in 1937, Adg represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the Us, »

- Michael Stevens

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Art Directors Guild Nominations

8 January 2010 2:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Obvious picks were Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, And Avatar. Once again, no love for Nine, but I was pleased to see an embrace from this guild for The Lovely Bones. Now that Art Directors, Producers, Directors, and Screen Actors guilds have announced their nominees, the only other “countries” to be heard from are the Writers Guild and American Cinema Editors. We’ll hear from the WGA on Monday and the Ace on Tuesday.

From THR by way of Awards Daily, here are the nominations announced earlier on Friday by the Art Directors Guild. The Adg will hold its 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Feature Film Nominees

Period film:

A Serious Man,” production, designer, Jess GonchorInglourious Basterds,” David Wasco “Julie & Julia,” Mark RickerPublic Enemies,” Nathan CrowleySherlock Holmes,” Sarah Greenwood

Fantasy film:

Avatar,” Rick Carter, Robert StrombergDistrict 9,” Philip Ivey »

- Michelle

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Art Directors Guild unveils nominations

8 January 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The lush and iridescent forests of "Avatar," the sooty Victorian London of "Sherlock Holmes" and even the trashed, morning-after Vegas suites of "The Hangover" all caught the collective eye of the Art Directors Guild, which announced its nominations Friday.

The Adg, which will hold its 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, unveiled noms in nine categories, covering movies, TV, commercials and music videos.

In the category of fantasy film, "Avatar" will do battle with two other sci-fi titles -- "District 9" and "Star Trek" -- as well as the book adaptations "Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" and "Where the Wild Things Are."

The nominees for period film range from "Sherlock Holmes," set in the 19th century, to the Depression-era America of "Public Enemies" to the World War II France of "Inglourious Basterds" as well as the post-war France of "Julie & Julia" and »

- By Gregg Kilday

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