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Weekend Report: Burgundy Beaten by Bilbo

22 December 2013 1:12 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues had a solid debut this weekend, though it wasn't strong enough to take first place away from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Among the other new releases, American Hustle got off to a great start, while Saving Mr. Banks and Walking with Dinosaurs disappointed.Overall, it was a very good weekend at the box office*the Top 12 earned $137.3 million, which is up a whopping 37 percent from the same weekend last year. Unless all five Christmas Day releases bomb, the 2013 box office is now guaranteed to top last year's $10.84 billion record.In its second weekend in theaters, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug added an estimated $31.4 million. That's off 57 percent from last weekend, which is identical to the first Hobbit's drop at the same point. Smaug has so far earned $127.5 million, which is off 15 percent from the first movie's pace.Playing at 3,507 locations, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'The Hobbit 2' to Top 'Anchorman 2' at the North American Box Office?

21 December 2013 10:27 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ weekend box office: Will Ferrell comedy likely to trail ‘The Hobbit 2′ in North America (photo: Ron Burgundy aka Will Ferrell in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’) Some pundits had been expecting Will Ferrell’s sequel to his "classic" (between quotes) 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to reach a $50-60 million cume at the North American box office by Sunday evening, December 22, 2013. However, the way things are going, chances are Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, currently at 3,507 theaters, will collect a considerably less legendary amount after taking in a solid — though hardly outstanding — $8.7 million on Friday. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues‘ domestic box office cume after three days is an estimated $21.94 million. Reportedly budgeted at $50 million, or about 60% costlier than the 2004 original once adjusted for inflation (actual cost: $26 million; adjusted: approximately $32 million) the Paramount-distributed Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is now expected to earn »

- Zac Gille

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Second Opinion - The Family (2013)

7 December 2013 12:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Family, 2013.

Directed by Luc Besson.

Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jimmy Palumbo.

Synopsis:

A Mafia boss and his family must relocate to France under the FBI's witness protection program. Instructed to keep a low profile, the Manzoni's end up attracting more attention then they want as their old habits rear their ugly heads. Inevitably, chaos ensues as 'The Family' try to tame their violent ways.

Oh dear. That's what you might say when you leave the cinema. It's understandable that you had high hopes for The Family: great cast, fun trailer, good director. But I bet you thought the same about Last Vegas... Full of ridiculous stereotypes and thoroughly unlikeable characters, you should only go and see this if you've seen every other film out at the cinema, are eager for an afternoon nap or just love Robert De Niro. »

- Gary Collinson

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Blythe Danner - Gwyneth Paltrow's Mom Says Critics of Daughter Are Losers

29 November 2013 10:32 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Blythe Danner is Gwyneth Paltrow's mother has blasted critics who constantly mock her daughter an out-of-touch pretentious  snob as losers who are unaccomplished and claims they are only jealous of Gwyneth's greatness. The Hollywood mom gave Gwyn's critics a lot more ammo as she ripped all critics of Paltrow as jealous of her because she is "extraordinary accomplished." Blythe Danner has branded her 40-year-old daughter's critics "disgusting" and claims people don't like Oscar-winner Gwyneth, who runs her own lifestyle blog Goop and has published two cookbooks, because she is successful in so many areas. The 70-year-old 'Meet The Fockers' star told gossip website NaughtyButNiceRob.com at the opening of her play 'The Commons of Pensacola' in New York City: "I admire her so much. It (the criticism) doesn't faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, 'Mom, I'm going to get this all my life. »

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Movie Review - The Family (2013)

28 November 2013 11:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Family, 2013.

Directed by Luc Besson.

Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones and Jimmy Palumbo.

Synopsis:

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Once one of the most influential directors to break into Hollywood from Europe, filmmaker Luc Besson is now more recognisable as a producer of low to mid budget B movie action trash like Taken and The Transporter, but he has made some fantastic films as a director. The Family is not one of them; in fact, it’s the worst film of his I’ve seen by quite some margin.

Tired, lifeless, predictable, and utterly without purpose, Besson’s film is a cluster of clichés with maybe 45 minutes worth of story stretched over 100 minutes. Telling the story of the Blakes, »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Stiller Hints At Retiring From Acting To Direct Full-Time

26 November 2013 2:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

In an interview to promote his upcoming movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller tells The Hollywood Reporter that he might retire from acting. The 47-year-old star of hit movie franchises from the Madagascar films to Night at the Museum and Meet the Fockers called directing and starring in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty “an incredible experience.” Ben Stiller made headlines today via a promotional interview on behalf of his upcoming remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller told The Hollywood Reporter that directing and starring in Walter Mitty was “an incredible experience” and that he might very well give up acting at age 47 to focus on directing full time. “I definitely could see myself just directing, for sure,” Stiller said. “In fact, I feel like that’s sort of what will end up happening as roles dry up. That’s where I’d love to end up. »

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'Good Men' Cruise and Nicholson to Co-Star in Odd Couple Comedy?

19 November 2013 8:45 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson: ‘A Few Good Men’ stars to be reunited in ‘El Presidente’? Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson together again in a movie named El Presidente? Well, that’s a possibility. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise has been trying to convince his A Few Good Men co-star to play the title role in the comedy (for now) to be directed Doug Liman. Without naming names, the Reporter article mentions "sources" that claim Cruise wouldn’t do the movie without Nicholson. Or so he supposedly said. (Image: Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson, and Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men.) The story of a serious-minded secret service agent (Tom Cruise) assigned to protect a boozing, woman-crazy former U.S. president (Jack Nicholson), El Presidente apparently has escaped a few assassinations since casting rumors were first announced three years ago. Either that, or the president in question was »

- Zac Gille

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Piers Morgan: reluctant stars, no-shows and other party animals

14 October 2013 9:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this second extract from his new book, the CNN anchor recalls his interviews with Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer and Charlie Sheen

Monday 16 April 2012

Robert De Niro is reputed to be the hardest star to interview. I've heard endless stories of how tricky he can be – monosyllabic, humourless, gruff, irritated, or just plain bored. One of his aides even warned me before our encounter today: "Don't ask Bob any questions that can be answered with yes or no, because that's exactly how he will answer." To complicate matters, I was in Los Angeles and he was in New York, so we were doing the interview via satellite remote, with a slight time delay.

I spoke to him briefly before we began the interview.

"Hi, Robert, it's Piers here, how are you?"

"Fine," he replied. "Thank you."

To try and lighten things from the start, we thought it would be »

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TV Review: NBC’s Struggles Continue with ‘Sean Saves the World,’ ‘Welcome to the Family’

3 October 2013 12:43 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – People often ask me why low-rated NBC shows like “Community” keep getting renewed (or how “Whitney” and “Up All Night” got a second season) and I often turn to a sports analogy — they have no one in the minor leagues to replace them.

And yet last year’s team did so poorly that they cleaned a lot of house and brought in the big guns to try and rebuild the team — Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes, and Mike O’Malley come to Thursdays. Most people like the Fox show (although more of you should watch it). The same is unlikely to be said about the Hayes and O’Malley vehicles, both premiering tonight and both striking out.

Welcome to the Family

Photo credit: CBS

Welcome to the Family

Television Rating: 2.0/5.0

If you thought “Michael J. Fox Show” played with sitcom cliches, welcome to this mess, a clear answer to »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Friedberg and Seltzer Set to Continue Cannibalizing Blockbusters With Inevitable ‘Fast and Furious’ Spoof

24 September 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Somehow the news that spoof-teurs Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are churning out yet another piece of their trademark low-hanging fruit with a Fast and Furious send-up called Superfast had so far eluded me, at least until THR posted a casting notice about the film’s newly-minted leads. Friedberg and Seltzer’s brand of parody doesn’t work for me (and never has), simply because their kind of amalgamation has never struck me as particularly smart or inspired. It’s dartboard filmmaking, scripts seemingly put together by way of a flying stick that determines when, where, and how various recent films get crammed into one “script.” Parodies can work, and work well – see Hot Shots, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, or MacGruber for proof positive of that – but only if their enjoyment is not determined by how familiar you are with the films they are spoofing. Take a look at the features parodied in Seltzer and »

- Kate Erbland

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10 Most Wanted Movie Sequels That Would Never Work

20 September 2013 2:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s been talked about to death all over the internet: Hollywood loves sequels. That’s just the name of the game. If something is a success, you do it again. They don’t call it show business for nothing, and often a sequel (and franchise) can mean big bucks for the studio. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on the original film that either tarnishes the film’s legacy, or blatantly milks an idea for all it’s worth.

What people don’t often discuss is the fact that the studios aren’t the only ones to blame. That falls upon the audience as well, who often love something so much that they can’t help but ask for more. Nowadays, before a film is even released, the first question on everyone’s lips is: when is the sequel coming out?

I’ve decided to take a look »

- James Garcia

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Killing Season | Review

12 July 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Karma Con: Johnston’s Latest a Scene Chew to Remember

Originally intended as a vehicle to reunite those crass offenders of subtlety, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta (with helmer John McTiernan in tow), the once titled 1970s set Shrapnel mutated into Mark Steven Johnson’s modern day Killing Season with Robert De Niro replacing Cage. While initially this seems like an accidentally lucky scenario for the film’s predestined doom, De Niro’s presence distractingly inverts the material into what feels like The Deer Hunter: Part Deux. Despite its swift descent into high camp, the film still manages to numb us into a repetitive lull during its last half, all bark and no bite as it waffles between bloodthirsty revenge flick and a catch-and-release confessional.

An opening prologue briefly outlining the cruel circumstances of the early 90s Yugoslav conflict resorts to supposedly random acts of sun soaked violence, bullets »

- Nicholas Bell

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Ten Things About... Owen Wilson

5 July 2013 3:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Funnyman Owen Wilson is back with his comedy partner Vince Vaughn in The Internship. The pair struck gold with Wedding Crashers in 2005, and are hoping to do so again when they take on the corporate world of Google and fight it out with people half their age for a job.

Wilson's charm and sense of humour has made him one of the biggest comedy male leads in the last decade. Here Digital Spy gives you ten things you might not have known about the Midnight in Paris actor.

1. Born Owen Cunningham Wilson on November 18 1968 in Dallas Texas, Wilson is the second of four children. His brothers Andrew and Luke are both in the film industry, with the latter starring in films such as Old School and Legally Blonde. His mother Laura is a photographer, and his father Robert an advertising executive.

2. His distinct nose came about after being broken... twice. »

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Killing Season Poster Up

6 June 2013 10:23 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Looking for all the world like they just saw someone who dissed Battlefield Earth and Meet The Fockers and decided to act, John Travolta and Robert De Niro are tooled up in the first poster for indie action thriller Killing Season. Take a look...In actual fact, the film – which sees Mark Steven Johnson directing an Evan Daugherty script – has Bosnian War veteran De Niro living off the grid deep in the Appalachian mountains.When a European tourist (Travolta) shows up, the pair forms an unlikely friendship. But wouldn’t you know it: the tourist is also a Bosnian veteran, except he fought for Serbia... And what follows is a tense battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.That’s it, it’s war, and we predict bang after bang after bang on this one. Well, bang after thwip, »

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'The Fosters': Biracial, Lesbian Couple Take On More Foster Children

4 June 2013 4:49 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

ABC Family went all in for their new drama, "The Fosters." It was about a foster family with the oh-so-clever last name of Foster. And to make it more interesting, the parents are an interracial, lesbian couple portrayed by Teri Polo ("Meet the Fockers") and Sherri Saum ("Rescue Me"). They have one biological son and two adopted kids -- four by the end of the premiere.

Callie was the new addition to the family and she took a moment to understand the family dynamic. "So you’re dykes?” she asked her new moms.

“They prefer the term ‘people’ but, yeah, they’re gay," son Jesus clarified. Later, Callie lit out to try and rescue her brother from their father. When that situation got ugly -- he pulled a gun -- her new moms came in and suddenly Callie's brother was coming home, too.

Entertainment Weekly thought the new drama was "heartwarming" and "moving. »

- The Huffington Post

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Teri Polo Talks Lesbian Parenting Plot In The Fosters: 'We're Not Hitting Anybody Over The Head With Anything'

3 June 2013 2:13 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

ABC Family's "The Fosters," about a same sex couple raising teenagers - one biological, two adopted and one foster child -- premieres tonight, and Teri Polo said the show is really just about family.

"We're not hitting anybody over the head with anything," Teri told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Monday's Access Hollywood Live. "This is a window into the life of a loving, committed couple, who are doing their best to raise four teenagers."

Teri - perhaps best known for her role in the "Meet the Fockers" franchise -- is paired up with actress Sherri Saum ...

Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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High & Low With De Niro: A Retrospective

28 May 2013 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An actor or filmmaker’s career is sure to have its ups and downs throughout. However, this can magnified when the talent is known for ground-breaking performances, in some of cinema’s most unforgettable masterpieces. Today, we’re celebrating the UK release of all-star romantic comedy, The Big Wedding, with a look back at some of the offerings of, arguably, the greatest living actor (although, Pacino will undoubtedly have something to say about that); two-time Academy Award-winner, Robert De Niro.

With an acting credit list of close to 100 films, we can’t look at them all, but we’ve focused on what we believe are Bob’s best, along with a few of his worst…

First coming to prevalence in Brian DePalma’s late 1960s cult trio Greetings, Hi Mom and The Wedding Party, before stand-out roles in gangster comedy, The Gang That Couldn’T Shoot Straight, and baseball drama, »

- Craig Hunter

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‘Parental Guidance’ Review

21 May 2013 12:45 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Gedde Watanabe | Written by Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse | Directed by Andy Fickman

The family comedy with a moral message has been a staple of Hollywood for eons. They have also been a go-to for filmmakers looking to fill cinemas with a family audience, because we all know that the wider the demographic the more box-office right? Wrong. Some of Hollywood’s most recent family comedies have under-performed both critically and commercially. Remember Little Fockers? I do (although I wish I didn’t). That film was enough to put you off watching these types of comedies for life. That being said, the trailer for Parental Guidance actually had me in stitches – not enough to make me want to see the film in the cinema admittedly, but now it’s hitting DVD and Blu-ray I decided it was time to »

- Phil Wheat

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Win a DVD Prize Pack with The Big Wedding

13 May 2013 3:14 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of The Big Wedding (in cinemas May 29th) HeyUGuys are giving three lucky readers the chance to win a bumper DVD prize pack which includes Magic Mike, Friend’s With Kids, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Dirty Dancing and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

With an all-star cast led by Robert DeNiro (Meet the Fockers, Analyze That), Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses), Diane Keaton (Morning Glory, Annie Hall), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) and Topher Grace (In Good Company), with Susan Sarandon (Shall We Dance) and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), The Big Wedding is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco.

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to »

- Competitions

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May 2013 Preview (cont.): 'Fast 6,' 'Hangover Part III' and More

1 May 2013 8:25 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from May PreviewMay 24Memorial Day weekend is always a busy one, but it's never been quite like this one. In one of the oddest showdowns in recent memory, Universal and Warner Bros. decided to go head-to-head with Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III, two high-profile sequels targeting similar audiences. While it's impossible to say exactly how much cannibalization will occur, there's ultimately only so much money to go around, and this bizarre move probably won't help either movie.In that head-to-head matchup, Fast & Furious 6 does at least seem to have a pretty clear advantage. Its predecessor, Fast Five, easily became the highest-grossing entry in the franchise when it earned an impressive $209.8 million in 2011. It's also a fan favorite, which translates in to a lot of goodwill for the sixth entry. Universal wisely brought back all of the major cast members, and previews suggest that the outrageous vehicular action »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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