Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk? Inspired by Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, "Pixels" tells us what happens when aliens believe our attempts at communication are a declaration of war and attack our planet with weapons that just happen to be in the form of some classic video game characters. It's also an Adam Sandler film which you can tell not just because both he and Kevin James are in it, but the fact he has a "story" and top "producer" credit (as opposed to a contractual "executive producer" credit, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is available on Blu-Ray, and I’ve got a copy waiting for you.
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Robin Williams (in one of his last roles) are at it again, and the family-friendly fun not only explodes off the screen in this one, but the Blu-Ray is jam-packed with goodies fans are going to love.
Check out all the info on the release below, including the full list of bonuses, and then enter to win your very own copy. As a little added bonus, I’ve got a crossword for you.
Bring home the adventure on March 10, on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD!
Every Blu-ray™ comes with a Bonus Digital HD movie – Your choice of Night at the Museum 1 or 2!
- Marc Eastman
Remakes. They are all the rage these days, and as time moves forward, many films close to the hearts of different generations of film lovers are come onto the radar for the remake/reboot/reset treatment.
Last year, news broke that classic comedy spoof The Naked Gun (From The Files of Police Squad! of course) would be given a new 21st century makeover, with The Hangover star Ed Helms to take over as the new leading man from the legendary Leslie Nielsen.
Many have reacted negatively to the thought of the new version, and this week Empire spoke to original director and co-writer of the films David Zucker, who has added to the reactions by telling the magazine that Naked Gun 2016 will be a very different beast.
“It won’t be like the Naked Gun that I did,” he said, speaking to the magazine at a screening of Airplane in Nashville. »
- Scott J. Davis
As is tradition here at Box Office Mojo, we made domestic box office predictions for holiday 2014 releases ahead of the start of the season. Now that those movies are essentially at the end of their runs, it's time to grade that forecast.As usual, there were a healthy set of very accurate predictions (Big Hero 6, Into the Woods, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), along with a handful that were laughably inaccurate (Exodus: Gods & Kings, Horrible Bosses 2).For each title, we will list the domestic forecast, the actual gross (in most cases an estimate) and the percentage difference [(Actual-Forecast)/Forecast]. Each prediction will be assigned a grade on the following arbitrary scale: A (less than 10% difference), B (10-19.9%), C (20-29.9%), D (30-39.9%) and F (over 40%).The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1Forecast: $385 millionActual: $337 million (est.)Difference: -13%Grade: BThe previous Hunger Games movies each earned over $408 million at »
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The Soft Skin (Criterion Collection) I have not yet written my review of this, but I have watched the movie, just not the features, and it is excellent. The Soft Skin is French New Wave meets Alfred Hitchcock meets the tonal darkness of David Fincher's Gone Girl. I absolutely loved it. The movie tells of a married man who embarks on an affair with a stewardess and the tension that steadily grows until the unexpectedly amazing finale. If any of that sounds good to you, this is a blind buy candidate.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb I saw the first Night at the Museum, though I don't believe I saw the second. I know I didn't see the first one until DVD, and I just haven't found any reason to watch the other two.
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- Brad Brevet
Hitting theaters on May 29th, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the epic new trailer for San Andreas.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).
The music is by Andrew Lockington.
- Michelle McCue
"When everything falls apart, where will you be?" Warner Bros. has debuted the second trailer for San Andreas, following the new poster that debuted yesterday. After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over... it's just getting started.
The action thriller San Andreas, from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV's Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV's True Detective »
This Week: A limp week for new releases serves up a third Night at the Museum, but some classic John Hughes and vintage German horror should help. ► As if the thought of a third .Night at the Museum. movie wasn.t depressing enough, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb would also mark Robin Williams. last movie and Mickey Rooney.s second last movie. It.s dedicated to both of them, which is about the only noble thing this tired cash »
- John Law
This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey team for Interstellar, Peter Jackson.s second Tolkien trilogy concludes with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Katness starts to wrap up a franchise with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Steve Carrell establishes Foxcatcher, the enigma gets solved in The Imitation Game, Reese Witherspoon gets Wild, Meryl Streep goes Into The Woods, Angelina Jolie proves herself Unbroken, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The »
- Mathew Plale
We’ve already heard that Paul Feig has compared his Ghostbusters reboot to Night at the Museum, and today we’ve got a new comparison piece. And this one seems a bit more fitting of Ghostbusters than the Ben Stiller vehicle.
“I will say, I was very inspired by [The Walking Dead],” Feig said. “What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it’s always about gauntlet run. And that’s something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead.”
- Luke Owen
Film composer Alan Silvestri — best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy — will be the central honoree at the 15th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent on Oct. 24 in Belgium.
As is custom, the work of Silvestri — following in the footsteps of previous Wsa honorees Angelo Badalamenti, John Barry and Cliff Martinez — will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Silvestri first teamed with Zemeckis on their breakthrough feature, “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and subsequently collaborated on 10 additional releases, including “Death Becomes Her” (1992), “Cast Away” (2000) and “The Polar Express” (2004).
The prolific and rangy composer’s credits also include the rom-coms “Father of the Bride” (1991), “What Women Want” (2000) and “Maid in Manhattan” (2002); action blockbusters “Predator” (1987) and “The Avengers” (2012); neo-westerns “Young Guns 2” (1990) and »
- Steve Chagollan
Well, this year's Oscars was certainly full of surprises and one of the biggest was just how uneven Neil Patrick Harris's gig as emcee went. At first it seemed like the actor, who starred in last year's Oscar-nominated box office smash "Gone Girl," would translate his boisterous, Broadway-honed song-and-dance routine into one of the more memorable hosting gigs of recent memory (in a good way). But the high highs also complemented by some incredibly low lows (like the overlong gag about his predictions, which culminated in a reveal that had us asking, Oh he likes magic right?) Still, Nph did more bad than good last night - and here are our seven favorite moments from the show.
1. Acknowledging the Race Discrepancy Right Away
Despite a number of films that tackled racially diverse issues (and just as many ace performances by nonwhite actors), this year's Oscars was one of the »
- Drew Taylor
British accents make everything sound better - even a burn. That was the theory tested by Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris with an assist from Selma star David Oyelowo. "We've got some fine nominees from the U.K. with us tonight. David Oyelowo, so powerful as Dr. Martin Luther King," said Harris to applause from the crowd. "Oh, sure, now you like him," Harris quipped when the room quieted. The British star was, of course, snubbed from the Best Actor category this year, setting off a debate about race and the Academy Awards. Following some uncomfortable laughs, Nph continued with the joke. »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
Honouring actors brings out red carpets, couture and - sometimes - creatures.
A monkey who's starred in 25 movies over two decades was top dog at the sixth annual Pawscars, the animal version of the Oscars. Waving a statue over her head in triumph, a beaming Crystal accepts the "lifetime diva achievement award" looking every bit the part in a pink, floor-length gown and necklace during the show streaming online Wednesday.
The Capuchin monkey, who played a Ben Stiller-slapping, key-stealing primate in Night at the Museum and a drug-dealing monkey in Hangover Part II, is "the Angelina Jolie of animal stars," said "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette, who is hosting the show with teen actor Lou Wegner.
Holding her tiny hand, Perrette asks the prolific primate: "So Crystal, you have starred with some of the top leading men of all times - Bradley Cooper, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Robin Williams - did you have a favourite? »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
There are so many films in development at Blumhouse that it’s hard to keep track of them all. One will stand apart from the pack, however, as it’s being specifically targeted at families. This is a significant departure for the production company behind the Paranormal Activity, Purge, Sinister and Insidious series.
The only information THR have on the film so far is that Robert Ben Garant is writing and Harald Zwart is directing. They have much more kid-friendly experience than Jason Blum and co., thanks to the Night at the Museum films, Cody Banks and the Karate Kid remake.
Garant’s actually been busy at Blumhouse of late, also working on some proper adult-targeted horror fare. I’m not at all surprised; he’s also the author of Writing Movies for Fun and Profit with his co-writer Thomas Lennon and they weren’t joking about the profit part. »
- Brendon Connelly
Planes: Fire & Rescue, much like the Cars sequel, spins us into an entirely new world, and though the Cars franchise sequels haven’t been quite the blockbusters Pixar might have hoped for, this broader sequel theory has made them both far better films than simpler “add-on” efforts might have managed.
Dusty finds himself out of the racing game, and quickly joins with a crew of rescue vehicles who keep an eye on a vast forest in order to contain fires. Naturally, this isn’t something that sounds like a great time to Dusty at first, but he learns that there’s a lot more to life than being in the spotlight.
This all kicks off because Dusty continually pushes himself too far, damaging a part that can’t be replaced. In a fairly obvious maneuver, he ends up crashing, and causing a fire. This leads to the airport being shut down, »
- Marc Eastman
A fun Friday edition of the podcast as we not only have reviews of Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, but we also have a trio of listener voicemails to go along with our usual allotment of games, listener questions and random banter. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, »
- Brad Brevet
Sometimes — and I mean this in a good way — the Encores! series at City Center seems like the musical equivalent of A Night at the Museum, making the dinosaurs dance. That’s certainly the case with its delightful 22nd-season opener, Lady, Be Good!, the 1924 comedy that featured George and Ira Gershwin’s debut score on Broadway. (Working alone or as a team, the brothers had contributed individual songs to shows since 1918.) True, the bones of Lady, Be Good! are so creaky, they must be held up with strings, but the mounting, and the superb restoration where needed, let you see something fascinating that would hardly be visible otherwise: how the American musical grew into itself.Were it not for that, it’s hard to argue that a relic like Lady, Be Good! would be worth the enormous effort Encores! put into it, including a nearly complete new orchestration and the »
- Jesse Green
I'm not sure there is anything specific to saw about this episode as it is pretty much all over the board. We have a few drops to play courtesy of Mitch, we spend some time talking about the Super Bowl and the trailers and commercials that played during the game and discuss the box office draft and the new DVDs and Blu-rays out this week. Finally we play our usual allotment of games, we answer a couple questions and send you on your way. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »
- Brad Brevet
We now have actuals from most of the studios for the international weekend. Among the biggest fluctuations reported were Penguins Of Madagascar, which landed $2M higher than projected on Sunday; American Sniper clocking an extra $1M; and Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door knocking upwards by 11% to $777K in nine markets. Figures for the Super Bowl frame have been updated below on those, along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Taken 3, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, The Theory Of Everything, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero 6, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Birdman, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Seventh Son, Blackhat, Project Almanac, Wild, Ouija, Let’s Be Cops, Ex Machina, The Water Diviner The Gambler and Boyhood.
Jupiter Ascending descends upon the world next weekend and Mockingjay Part 1 wings into China.
2Nd Update, 7:45 Pm Pt: It was »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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