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HollywoodNews.com: The Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” which include Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, were recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”
About Jesse Eisenberg
Trained in theater and film, Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film “Rodger Dodger,” in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.
For his performance in “The Squid and the Whale” opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- Linny Lum
HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”
Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Sylvester Stallone for the “Career Achievement Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress Award”; Robert Duvall for the “Actor Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Zach Galifianakis for the “Comedy Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress Award”; Jennifer Lawrence for the “New Hollywood Award”; Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for the »
- Linny Lum
Real estate developer Dan Sanders (Fraser) is set to embark on a building project that see’s a residential development built in the middle of an idyllic forest. Unhappy with their home being bulldozed, an army of woodland creatures enter into a battle of epic proportions to defend their home in the peaceful Rocky Springs wilderness. Masterminded by an incredibly clever raccoon, the animals join forces to save their beloved forest.
Dan soon finds himself up against a bear, bird, squirrel and skunk, who are not afraid to get their paws dirty as they seek their revenge with hilarious consequences. Determined to teach him a lesson in caring for the environment, the animals are far more intelligent and resilient than Dan ever expected and he »
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are excited for this weeks releases because it has one of my fave shows in it!
Dexter: Season 4
Miami forensics specialist Dexter Morgan (Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall) has been so successful at keeping his secret life as a serial killer under wraps that no one -- not even his newly minted wife, Rita (Julie Benz) -- knows about his extracurricular activities. Dexter continues to count on the fact that nobody suspects him of murder. And then he commits it with reckless abandon. John Lithgow joins the fourth season in a Golden Globe-winning role.
Love this show! Don't want it to be over after next season. Michael C. Hall is a amazing actor. This show is original, smart, well written and well acted. If you have not gotten a chance to watch it you should.
Based on Michael Markowitz's spec script, the black comedy revolves around three frustrated friends who conspire to murder each other's bosses with unexpected and rather calamitous results. The three bosses include a master manipulator, a sexually aggressive dentist (Aniston) and a weaselly scion (Farrell).
Bateman plays a hard worker who gets passed over for a promotion. Day's character, who works for Aniston, plays a guy who gets innocently caught in the worst possible places and times.
The long-gestating project was originally setup in 2005 with the likes of Owen Wilson, Ashton Kutcher, Vince Vaughn, Matthew McConaughey and directors like Roger Kumble and Frank Oz all attached at one point or another.
- Garth Franklin
Since 2005, New Line has been trying to get the workplace murder comedy Horrible Bosses off the ground. In the years the project sat in development hell, people like Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Ashton Kutcher, Dax Shepherd, and Matthew McConaughey were at one point attached to star and Frank Oz, Roger Kumble and David Dobkin were going to direct.
Now, after years of trying, it seems Horrible Bosses is actually moving forward as Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Colin Farrell are in talks to star in the film. The movie is about three best friends who decide to kill each other’s bosses. More after the jump:
According to THR and Variety, New Line wants to shoot the Seth Gordon directed comedy this summer in Los Angeles and the script was originally written by Michael Markowitz – but Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have recently done a rewrite. Brett Ratner »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
After years of trying, New Line is close to making the workplace murder comedy "Horrible Bosses."
Jason Bateman and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Charlie Day are in negotiations to star as frustrated employees in the feature, which is being directed by Seth Gordon and produced by Rat Entertainment.
New Line is in the process of attracting A-list names for the roles of the bosses, including a master manipulator, a sexually aggressive dentist and a weaselly scion. Jennifer Aniston is joining Colin Farrell in entering negotiations to play two of the movies' three chiefs.
The project has attracted a plethora of candidates over the years. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepherd were two of the combinations attempted, with helmers such as Frank Oz and David Dobkin in the director's seat. One phase saw Roger Kumble developing the project with Matthew McConaughey to star.
- By Borys Kit
Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 2" ruled the foreign theatrical circuit over the weekend for the second straight stanza, taking the No. 1 spot with $58.4 million from 10,774 locations in 61 markets, and hoisting its accumulated overseas boxoffice total to $194.2 million.
That puts the sequel to 2008's "Iron Man" $70.8 million shy of the original's total foreign gross after only 12 days of international play (it began its offshore run on April 28). Of the cume so far, $188 million was derived from territories handled by Paramount International, which is handling "Iron man 2" costarring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in most offshore markets.
- By Frank Segers
Four Lions (15)
Still grasping the nettles others would rather strim over, Morris returns with a suicide-bomb-com that both makes you laugh, and makes you wonder if you should be laughing. Tracking an inept Sheffield terrorist cell with big plans, it's packed with priceless lines and inspired absurdity in an Ealing comedy-meets-In The Loop sort of way. But we're not let off that lightly. These are more than simple caricatures, and as their mission becomes increasingly real, in every sense, we laugh at our peril.
The Back-Up Plan (12A)
(Craig McCall, 2010, UK) 90 mins
Self-explanatory doc about the pioneering British cinematographer, »
- Damon Wise
There are a few questions in life to which there are no real answers. Why is the sky blue? Why is Justin Bieber always a trending topic on Twitter? And what on earth has happened to Brendan Fraser's career?
The first two we may never get a real answer for, but the last one is plain and simple. He makes and produces movies like Furry Vengeance, which is about to hit your local multiplex. A slapstick kids comedy without the comedy, Furry Vengeance is the sort of film you wonder how it managed to get itself greenlit and onto the cinema screen, but yet here it is.
Fraser is real estate developer, Dan Sanders, who has uprooted his family (Brooke Shields and Matt Prokop) from Chicago to Oregon to work on »
Warner Bros.' remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" scared up an estimated $32.2 million during the weekend to top the domestic boxoffice with frightful ease.
DreamWorks Animation's leggy 3D adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" puffed into second place with $10.8 million in its sixth frame, as the Paramount-distributed pic piled cumulative boxoffice to $192.4 million.
Elsewhere, Summit Entertainment's family comedy "Furry Vengeance" opened more meekly than expected, with just $6.5 million in fifth place. But two holdover films marked solid sophomore sessions: CBS Films' Jennifer Lopez starrer "The Back-Up Plan" rang up $7.2 million in fourth place, just 41% less than a week earlier for cume of $23 million; Warners' comics-based military actioner "The Losers" dipped 36% from its frosh frame for $6 million sixth place with an $18.1 million cume.
On an industrywide basis, the $102 million weekend marked a big 36% downtick from the comparable weekend last year. That's largely because the year-ago session was the »
- By Carl DiOrio
Seen on: April 30, 2010
Facts of interest: None whatsoever.
The plot: A real estate developer gets his ass kicked by pissed-off animals when he heads to the woods to build a giant housing community.
Our thoughts: Roger Kumble’s family comedy “Furry Vengeance” will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the new decade’s worst films. In other words, “Furry Vengeance” is a big pile of big-screen crap, and even though the movie tries to send out an environmental message, all it eventually does is ruin its viewers’ brains. So, yeah, don’t take your kids to see this embarrassing failure. »
- Franck Tabouring
We know how it is: You’d like to go to the movies this weekend, but if you don’t knock down that last bit of woods in your neighborhood and pave it over for a parking lot, it’ll never get done. But you can have a multiplex-like experience from the comfort of your own sofa with a collection of the right DVDs. And when someone asks you on Monday, “Hey, did you see Furry Vengeance this weekend?” you can reply, “No, I took a look back at the cinematic history of movies warning us about destroying our environment, and how we never take heed.” Instead Of: Furry Vengeance, in which Brendan Fraser, apparently atoning for some great sin, must battle CGI forest creatures who don’t like his plans to build a mall in their woods... Watch: Over the Hedge (2006), the deliciously cynical animated comedy that pokes fun at our consumeristic, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
By Kevin Crust
As we head head into the final weekend of spring before movie summer kicks into high gear, it might be a good time to catch up with some of the releases that will soon be evicted from theaters by “Iron Man 2″ and the tentpoles that follow. This week’s new offerings are thin to say the least, unless you have a fondness for Freddy.
Jackie Earle Haley parlays his Oscar nomination for “Little Children” and roles in “Watchmen” and “Shutter Island” into the presumably lucrative gig of wearing Freddy Krueger’s hat. Haley takes over Robert Englund’s nasty habit of scaring the sleep out of teens and slashing them to bits with bladed glove. Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner head the cast of preyed upon young ‘uns who desperately try to stay awake to avoid Freddy. Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer »
- Kevin Crust
Director: Roger Kumble Writer(s): Michael Cames, Josh Gilbert Starring: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Matt Prokop Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) is a real estate developer relocated for one year to the Oregon wilderness by his employer, the Lyman Corporation, a supposedly green company building a new subdivision in an sleepy town. Dan has completely bought into the green vibe of his employer, and believes he is doing some good for these country folk, but the animals that inhabit the forest know better. In fact, Neal Lyman, head of Lyman Industries, is planning a much bigger project that involves decimating the habitat of the little critters dwelling happily in the forest. The animals go helter skelter on Dan, and the torture and humiliating ensues with Dan bearing the full brunt of their animal wrath. Dan takes all that the animals can dish out and plays dumb through virtually the entire »
- Dirk Sonniksen
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: April 30, 2010
Plot: Dan Sanders (Fraser) is overseeing a new development in the middle of a forest, but besides the typical setbacks, he also has to deal with a pack of vengeful woodland creatures led by a malevolent raccoon.
Who’S It For? Young children with low expectations.
Expectations: The preview, featuring a shot of Fraser dancing with a couple of raccoons, was horrifying to watch so, though I hoped it wouldn’t be that awful, I wasn’t betting.
Brendan Fraser as Dan Sanders: I like Brendan Fraser, even though I don’t always like his choice in movies. He’s generally charming and he can be a good actor when he tries (Gods and Monsters, School Ties). Unfortunately, I think he was »
- Megan Lehar
Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" opens into 3,332 venues starring Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz and Clancy Brown. Music video director Samuel Bayer helms from the screenplay by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer based on the characters created by Wes Craven. Film should be looking at an easy win at the box office despite a wide opening from Roger Kumble-directed 'Furry Vengeance" with Brendan Fraser in the lead. This will most likely be one of Summit's least profitable player's in recent memory. Recommended in limited venues is "Harry Brown" from Samuel Goldwyn Films. We spoke to Michael Caine in New York about this tough crime drama. It's one of Caine's best performances and a wake up call in some ways. Catch it if you are able to. The film opens in just 19 venues. »
Actor Brendan Fraser may be best known for his work in action films like The Mummy and it's sequels however he also has quite a resume of children's comedies under his belt including Dudley Do-Right, George Of The Jungle and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Now the actor can add another film to that list with the new children's movie Furry Vengeance, opening in theaters on April 30th. In the film, Fraser stars as a real estate developer who battles with the creatures that inhabit the forest he is developing. We recently had a chance to speak with the film's stars Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields and Angela Kinsey (TV's The Office) about the new film, the movie's animal friendly themes and it's funny nods to the actor's previous work. To watch our exclusive interviews please click on the video clips below.
Okay, let me first say that "Furry Vengeance" is tailor-made for kids and adults who love cheap laughs about animals with vendetta. And the reason why I'm recommending the film, is because of star Brendan Fraser, who's game to have fun receiving the brunt of the animals' anger.
It's a fun family film with an environmental message. Go green indeed!
This is the third time I've interviewed the actor -- and he's funny as always!
In this interview, we talked about his role, working as both the executive producer and actor, the horror angle of the film ("Long Weekend »
The spring boxoffice season's final weekend matches an R-rated horror pic against a family-friendly comedy as Warner Bros. debuts the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and Summit Entertainment bows "Furry Vengeance."
"Nightmare" is sure to top the session, with solid tracking indicating prospects of scaring up as much as $30 million through Sunday. So that leaves the PG-rated "Vengeance" to duke it out with DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" in the competition for the frame's other two medal positions.
"Dragon" has mounted a leggier run than expected, running north of $180 million, and the Paramount-distributed adventure looks likely to fetch low-teen millions in its sixth domestic session playing in a mix of 2D and 3D auditoriums. The film has rung up more than 60% of its theatrical coin in 3D venues each weekend.
Imax venues have offered the richest vein of 3D loot for "Dragon." Family moviegoers have been its chief base of support. »
- By Carl DiOrio
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