8 items from 2016
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
Another bad weekend where nothing really popped, which is bad news for a month at the box office where only Clint Eastwood’s Sully exceeded any expectations. Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children came out just below my predictions with $29 million, but the Mark Wahlberg-Peter Berg disaster flick Deepwater Horizon was right around where I predicted with $20.2 million. The comedy Masterminds tanked with just $6.5 million for the weekend to end up in sixth place while Disney’s The Queen of Katwe did slightly better than predicted with $2.5 million.
The first full weekend in October has a good deal of competition from the release of the video game Mafia III to the »
- Edward Douglas
Eddie Murphy to be Honored with the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award”at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards®” James Corden Will Host Special Anniversary Ceremony on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be honored with the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award” at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards®.” From winning over audiences on “Saturday Night Live” to breaking box office records in beloved films like “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Shrek,” Murphy earns this award for his past, present, and continued success in the entertainment industry. He will next be seen in the critically-acclaimed “Mr. Church,” a drama based on the real life story of a man hired to cook for a dying woman and her young daughter. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, »
Rafe (Griffin Gluck) is heading into middle school, and he finds himself in the world of Principal Dwight (Andy Daly), who runs a tight ship, and has an overabundance of rules. Rafe and his friends put together a plan to break every rule Principal Dwight has, but he has to keep his plans, and rule-breaking, from his mom (Lauren Graham).
While this one looks like a lot of fun for younger audiences, its success probably rests on Daly’s shoulders, and he’s a great choice for the role. The “bad guy” in such a film can easily go too cartoony, and though Daly could probably aim for that if he wanted to, his work on things »
- Marc Eastman
Based on the James Patterson‘s popular young adult novel, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life comes from director Steve Carr. Carr is the director behind Next Friday, Dr. Doolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, Are We Done Yet?, and, his last feature, 2009’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He’s directed many harmless kids movies, which is probably the best way also […]
The post ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’ Trailer: It’s Time to Break All The Rules appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Nealon will play Don, older brother to LeBlanc’s Adam, and his business partner in their contracting business. The show recently recast the role of Adam’s wife, Andi, tapping Liza Snyder to replace Jenna Fischer, who exited the show after it was picked up to series.
“Man With a Plan” hails from CBS Television Studios. Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Michael Rotenberg, Troy Zien and LeBlanc will serve as executive producers. The series premieres Monday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
- Laura Prudom
Broken Road’s films have included the two “Paul Blart” movies for Sony, Tom Cruise’s “Knight and Day” and New Line’s disaster thriller “Into the Storm” during its 11-year history. The company had a long-term first-look deal with Sony that expired recently.
Covert was founded in August by financing veteran Paul Hanson, who is CEO. It announced earlier this month that it was financing “Ophelia” as a new take on “Hamlet” with “Star Wars: Force Awakens” standout Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in final negotiations to star.
The alliance is expecting to collaborate on two to four films per year. The companies said the deal will cover a wide range of genres and budgets, reflecting the expertise of the Broken Road team, which includes Garner, Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein. »
- Dave McNary
Fans of the bestselling Ya novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life have a reason to celebrate today! Author James Patterson's hit novel is coming to the big screen, and we have your first look courtesy of EW. They have debuted both the trailer and a very colorful poster, which bring Rafe Khatchadorian's cruel, hilarious and life-changing adventures to life.
The cast is headed-up by by a strong ensemble of comedy favorites. Griffin Gluck is introducing the iconic literary character of Rafe to the big screen, appearing alongside Lauren Graham, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Efren Ramirez and Andrew Daly.The film is directed by Steve Carr, best known for his family friendly hits Dr. Dolittle 2 and Daddy Day Care.
The filmmaker was ready to take a break from family films, but the stellar script for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life changed his mind. »
Eddie Murphy is in rehearsals for "Daddy Day Care," Part 9 -- and his pregnant co-star's totally ready for her close-up. Eddie and gf Paige Butcher took a stroll for java Wednesday in L.A. The couple announced they were expecting back in November ... so, we're guessing she's about 5-6 months along. This will be the ninth spawn for Murphy and her first. Her belly's bulging but you can tell, Paige is still holding on to that bikini bod. »
- TMZ Staff
8 items from 2016
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