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Of all Paul Walker's career accomplishments, there's one very curious to award nuts like us: Back in 2003, Walker and his zesty lime car won a Teen Choice Award for Best Movie Chemistry in "2 Fast 2 Furious." Together they beat Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in "Daredevil," Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore in "X2," Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty," Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" and Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in "Brown Sugar." One year earlier, Walker starred in the first "Fast and Furious" film, and picked up the Best On-Screen Team popcorn bucket with co-star Vin Diesel at the MTV Movie Awards. They beat the teams from "Ocean's Eleven," "Rush Hour 2," "Shrek" and "Zoolander." Walker died in a single car accident on Saturday at age 40. The handsome leading man mixed up mainstrea »
Of all Paul Walker's accomplishments, there's one very curious to award nuts at Gold Derby: Back in 2003, Walker and his car won a Teen Choice Award for Best Movie Chemistry in "2 Fast 2 Furious." Together they beat Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in "Daredevil," Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore in "X2," Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty," Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" and Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in "Brown Sugar." One year earlier, Walker starred in the first "Fast and Furious" film, and picked up the Best On-Screen Team popcorn bucket with co-star Vin Diesel at the MTV Movie Awards. They beat the teams from "Ocean's Eleven," "Rush Hour 2," "Shrek" and "Zoolander." Walker died in a single car accident on Saturday at age 40. The handsome leading man mixed up mainstream movies -- »
Strictly Come Dancing continued to pull in viewers for BBC One last night (November 30), topping the ratings once again, overnight data reveals.
The dancing competition dipped slightly from last week, but still attracted 10.2 million and an audience share of 42.9% when it aired at 7pm.
Over on ITV, The X Factor saw an increase from last week, bringing in 7.65m (32.2%), with a further 240,000 watching the singing show on +1.
Back on BBC One, Atlantis continued with 4.09m (17.4%) at 8.15pm, while long-running drama Casualty brought in 3.58m (15.3%) at 9pm.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! topped ITV's primetime ratings with 7.77m (36.72%) at 9.45pm, while 2.6m (19.87%) watched The Jonathan Ross Show at 10.50pm, with guests including Joanna Lumley and Chris Tarrant.
Over on Channel 4, »
It's no secret that foreign countries like to steal/borrow/remake movies from Hollywood and cash in from time to time. Pretty much every country that has a film industry has its own "Star Wars." And if you've never heard of the Turkish "E.T.," well, here. Heck, Hollywood borrows from overseas all the time, too. (See: "The Departed," "Oldboy," almost every horror movie of the last ten years.)
But every so often, a foreign country lifts from Hollywood in a way that defies common sense, either by stealing ideas that weren't great to begin with, sticking with elements that don't translate to overseas markets or making changes that are flat-out perplexing. Here are nine oddball remakes of American movies from around the world.
1. Turkey's 'Captain America' (1973)
The thing about Captain America is he's American. He carries a shield that resembles the American flag. His costume is red, white and blue. »
- Adam D'Arpino
It's been about six years, since we first heard that a movie based on Hasbro's "Stretch Armstrong" toy was in the works. Eventually Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty) was hired to write a screenplay, Taylor Lautner (Twilight) was attached to star, and a release date of April 15th, 2011 was set. Since then, Ron Howard signed on to direct, but then dropped out. Immediately after, he was replaced with "The Crazies" helmer Breck Eisner and the release date was pushed to April 11th, 2014. And now comes that the project has completely fallen apart. "Stretch Armstrong is an incredible character who will make an amazing movie, and we know that Hasbro has some new ideas they are looking at," said Relativity Media. "Relativity and Hasbro have a tremendous relationship, and we decided to focus on other projects. We look forward to continuing to work together." Stretch Armstrong was introduced as a »
Los Angeles, Sep 30: Actress Jennifer Aniston says that she never took care of her health when she was young.
Although she looks fit as a fiddle now, things were different during her younger days, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"I used to eat like s**t, I didn't sleep. You overestimate yourself so much when you're young because we think we're invincible," said Aniston on a French TV show.
"I honestly didn't even drink. »
- Abhijeet Sen
The mob is no match for a horror flick at the box office.
Even though the Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer comedy The Family fared better than expected, the weekend of Friday the 13th was always going to belong to James Wan, whose Insidious: Chapter 2 (CinemaScore: B+) took in a staggering $41.05 million in 3,049 locations with a per-screen average of $13,463, making it the biggest September opening for a horror pic by over $10 million (The Exorcism of Emily Rose opened at $30.05 million in 2005). We’ll have to wait till the actuals come in on Monday, but Wan just barely managed »
- Lindsey Bahr
Vin Diesel had to wait nine years to bring his passion project, Riddick, to the big screen, but the wait paid off — the film topped the chart in its opening weekend and became the star’s second number one film this year after Fast & Furious 6. Riddick opened with $18.7 million, which marks a 23 percent drop from The Chronicles of Riddick’s $24.3 million start in 2004. That may sound like a steep decline, but it’s important to remember that the two films had a very different sets of stakes.
The Chronicles of Riddick cost $105 million and finished with a weak $57 million »
- Grady Smith
It's finally Labor Day Weekend, which means the summer movie going season is officially closed for business starting this Monday. As summer winds down, and we head into September, many movie fans have made one thing very clear. They think this summer has been a complete wash! But is this summer any different than last summer, or the summer before that? How about a decade removed? Did we have bombs as big as The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D. and After Earth ten years ago? (Yeah, we did, and it was called Gigli.)
We've decided to take a look at how this summer stacks up to a bygone era. Was 2003 a better year for movies? Or did we actually have it pretty good here in 2013 with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and Elysium (just to name a few of the better one that have played out over the »
To note all information presented is %100 correct, it's just how you believe it to be is what matters. We all might have seen Ben Affleck as Batman as an unexpected choice, but I believe one actor knew this was going too happen in the past. His name is Morgan Freeman. In 2002 Morgan Freeman starred alongside Ben Affleck in the movie The Sum of All Fears. Three years later he moved on to play Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan's Batman films starting with Batman Begins. Keep in mind the keyword "three" years later because in 2003 was the same year Ben Affleck played the role of Daredevil. What magic numbers pops in mind again...003, the number three. Also what a strange coincidence in 2003 Morgan Freeman played the character of God in Bruce Almighty. Seven years later he played the role again in Evan Almighty. Seven years later is 2010 »
Google "Jennifer Aniston Box Office Poison," and here are some of the headlines on the first page of results: "Jennifer Aniston's 10 Biggest Box Office Failures," "Celebrities With Good Looks Don't Always Translate Box Office Hits" and "Another Box Office Bomb For Jennifer Aniston!"
Which is to say that, for many industry observers, Aniston doesn't carry much box-office clout. "Over the past decade, she dropped one box-office bomb after another during her attempted run as the next America’s Sweetheart," Kevin Fallon wrote for The Daily Beast. "She’s failed as the next rom-com queen. She’s flailing in her attempt at becoming a lascivious leading lady. So what, exactly, do we want from Jennifer Aniston?"
Well, maybe we're already getting it: For instance, Aniston's new film "We're the Millers" is headed toward a debut week tally of about $30 million in North America. It's not like Aniston is fronting movies like "The Lone Ranger. »
- The Huffington Post
So how long has "Kinison" been kicking around? We first reported on it way back in 2008 when it was set up over at HBO with "American Splendor" team Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini tapped to adapt the book "Brother Sam" by the comedian's sibling Bill Kinison, with Tom Shadyac ("Bruce Almighty," "Liar Liar") set to the direct with Dan Fogler in the lead role. All was silent until a couple of years later, when it was revealed Shadyac was still attached, and he currently is— although only as a producer. A new writer, director and star are now moving the project along. Deadline reports that Larry Charles ("Borat," "Bruno," "The Dictator") is now at the helm with Josh Gad ("Jobs," "Love & Other Drugs," "The Internship") now set for the lead role, and a script provided by Rich Wilkes ("xXx," "Airheads"). The film will track Kinison's unexpected rise from Pentecostal »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Nearly three years ago, news surfaced of a biopic about the late, great comedian Sam Kinison coming from Bruce Almighty director Tom Shadyac. The film was originally slated for release on HBO, but then a theatrical release was also planned. Now the project is finally gaining steam again, but this time with new names attached. Deadline reports Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat and The Dictator director Larry Charles will be at the helm of the film based on the 1994 book Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison by the comedian's brother Bill Kinison and Jobs co-star Josh Gad will be taking the lead. Read on! This project has been in the works for over ten years, and once started at Universal before arriving at HBO. This update from Deadline doesn't make any mention of the cable network though, so we're not sure if they're still involved. Shadyac will »
- Ethan Anderton
Next Wednesday marks the release of Rawson Marshall Thurber’s raunchy comedy, We’re The Millers, a Jason Sudeikis- and Jennifer Aniston-starring affair that aims to make international drug smuggling fun for the whole family (even if that family is a fake one, like the one in the film). It’s also another film that aims to convince America that both Sudeikis and Aniston are bonafide movie stars, a claim that we’re still not entirely sure is true (even if we do think that Sudeikis is well on his way). The problem lies with Aniston, an actress that has never been better, funnier, or more interesting than she was on the television show that made her (we’re talking about Friends here, you’ve probably heard of it). Aniston has starred in plenty of films over the course of her career – including Leprechaun, She’s the One, The Object of My Affection »
- Kate Erbland
Steve Carell has, on average, one despicable thought every six months. "Yes," he says, nodding beatifically. "Yes. That's how pure I am." His most recent involved parking. "There's always that lag time when somebody sits in their car and is like: 'Oh, I know somebody's waiting – I think I'll do my makeup.' Or: 'I think I'm going to check my phone. Because I own this spot right now.' There's a weird psychology to that. And then they pull out and somebody backs in from across the other way." He clenches his fists, eyeballs bulging at the heavens, white teeth bared. Did he kill them? "I didn't, no. No. I meekly drove away. »
- Catherine Shoard
The actor's tweets that his latest film, Kick-Ass 2, is too violent are oddly timed. There are better ways to support Newtown
I'd really like to take actor Jim Carrey's sudden change of heart seriously. He tweeted Sunday that he despite staring in the film Kick-Ass 2 (set to open in August), he can't promote it anymore because it's too violent.
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
He wants to (sort of) distance himself from the entire production:
I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
Carrey does have some credibility on gun control. He's taken actively to Twitter this year to »
- Heather Long
The rabbit is officially coming outta that hat as "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" makes way to your DVD, Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, digital platform or whatever other snazzy oooh and ahhh-worthy little devices the kids are using these days. And with a trick-wielding quartet such as this movie has — that'd be Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi — copies are just bound to *poof* disappear right off the shelves just like ... ya know.
And, hey, the jury might still be out on which of these comical specimens is the most hilarious, within this movie and especially otherwise, but there's hardly any doubt they've each spent a lot of their careers hellbent on making us snort those way overpriced sodas right on out. Just imagine the showmanship and one-uppery that goes into the giggle-getting game.
It truly is a wonder, Burt.
So, to celebrate the vast buffet of humor here (and »
- Amanda Bell
Jim Carrey is clearly the biggest star involved in "Kick-Ass 2," the sequel to the wickedly subversive comic book adaptation about a teenager who wants to become a real-life superhero. But don't expect Carrey to be making the press rounds for the film, which opens in August.
Last night, the actor tweeted "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." And then: "I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
Carrey is known for his outspokenness on gun violence -- recently, he released a Funny or Die parody poking fun at the pro-gun lobby.
Mark Millar, who wrote the "Kick Ass" comic book series and produced the film, took to the Internet to discuss Carrey's decision at »
- Drew Taylor
Warner Bros.' Jack the Giant Slayer just climbed his way onto Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got your chance to score a copy of the Blu on us along with a copy of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Why? Because we love you and there's nothing finer than watching Jim Carrey drill through his own skull!
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Jack the Giant Slayer Synopsis:
Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, »
- Uncle Creepy
It's been 10 years since Bruce Almighty, but admit it-- you still think of Morgan Freeman as God. The actor has carried an undeniable authority for his entire career, even when he was squabbling with a prejudiced Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy, but his casting as God in Bruce Almighty somehow struck a chord-- since then it's been nearly impossible to see him in a movie without just assuming he knows everything and has the power to control the world. Luc Besson will be getting a bit of that authority in Lucy, the thriller set to star Scarlett Johansson that now has Freeman on board to play a professor hunting down Johansson's titular character. According to The Wrap Lucy is a drug mule who becomes a super-powered ass-kicker thanks to a highly specialized drug that enters her system; even though she's able to see the future, move objects with her »
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