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Four new films opened this weekend, joining an already full box office top ten: a dystopian epic actioner, a raunchy adult comedy, a kid-friendly cartoon, and a family-friendly action-myth story sequel. Duking it out for the top spot, the R-rated films took the lead while the PGs held their own in a crowded marquee. After a few disappointments this summer, it looked like the movie-going public might be tired of epic sci-fis. Last weekend, we would have tended to agree, considering "Pacific Rim" and "After Earth." However, this weekend has changed our tune slightly as Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" took the top spot and made $30.5 million for its 3-day box office. Falling short of Blomkamp's "District 9" ($37.4 million), the film's weekend box office beat out Matt Damon's last foray into sci-fi "The Adjustment Bureau" ($21.2 million) and Jodie Foster's last wide release "Nim's Island" ($13.2 million) by decent margins. Also, »
- Diana Drumm
Cox is renowned for being one of the most talented practical effects experts in Australia, having won an Oscar for creating the animatronic sheep, puppies, mice and dog in Babe. He also won an AFI Award for the mechanical crocodile he produced for Rogue.
His interactive show, How to Make a Monster: The Art and Technology of Animatronics, first opened at the Queensland Museum during Christmas in 2004, which quickly became the second most successful exhibition ever staged in Australia (after Tutankhamen).
The following year, it was shown at Sydney's Australian Museum in 2005, where it also received rave reviews. Since then, it has been the top three exhibition at almost every other venue it has visited, and the number one show at most, including its tour of the U.S. in 2008 and 2010. The latest version of the exhibition set sail for the U.S. again in February, which includes a »
- Rodney Appleyard
If Bindi Irwin has her way, Return to Nim's Island will not be her only film. The wildlife expert, 14 - best known for appearing on her late father Steve Irwin's hit Animal Planet show The Crocodile Hunter - says she sees more movies in her future. "I would love to expand my acting career and take on more roles, even if they do not directly have to do with wildlife," Bindi recently told People. When it comes to her time on Nim's Island, she has nothing but the fondest memories. "I loved working on the film with such a »
- Dahvi Shira
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No matter what you thought of Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech, you have to admit the woman is an all-star actress. She's been in more than 40 films and over 25 TV series, so it was hard to decide what her best role ever could be. It wasn't hard, though, to discuss how good she was in every single one.
Group, what's your favorite Jodie Foster film?
Dorothy Snarker: I absolutely, positively cannot pick just one because she was my very first crush. So there. Rules be damned. For sentimental reasons, Stealing Home because it came out during my formative years and I watched it on a seemingly endless loop on our family's contraband HBO feed. Those blue eyes mesmerized me. For action reasons, Flightplan because she took a role originally written for a male lead and helped to, again, show that women »
4 items from 2013