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The Spirit Movie Clip Hospital

30 December 2008 11:08 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released another new movie clip “Hospital” from the new Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he [...] »

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Ten Things You Never Knew About Eva Mendes

30 December 2008 10:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eva Mendes was last in cinemas just three months ago in oestrogen-fuelled comedy The Women. If you're anticipating a long wait for a new Eva offering then fear not, because 2009 kicks off with the actress playing the vampy Sand Saref in blockbuster The Spirit. Starting the year with a slice of sterling cinema looks unlikely, though, with one reviewer saying that the movie is riddled with "silly acting and overripe dialogue" and describing Eva as a "one-note temptress". Read below to find out ten fast facts about The Spirit's sexy (if beleaguered) leading lady. 1. Eva's strict Catholic upbringing almost resulted in her becoming a nun. She says: "I did want to be a nun when I was very little. Well, that was until my sister told me that they don't get paid. Then, I went off the idea really quickly." 2. One early (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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The Spirit Monster Contest

30 December 2008 8:00 PM, PST | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Win a whack of swag for The Spirit including the new book from Titan the film posters and more! Time for another contest. This one did not go up as quickly as we liked since we all went on holidays! This go around we have 2 prize packs up for grabs for the upcoming The Spirit. A grand Prize Pack and a Regular Prize Pack. The grand Prize winner will get a The Spirt Snow Globe and the new Frank Miller The Spirit book from Titan ( worth $100 ). on top of that the grand prize and regular prize winner will also get; Trading Cards (the four Spirit girls and Gabriel art on the packaging) Lips T »

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Johansson: 'Fake interview was weird'

30 December 2008 6:06 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Scarlett Johansson has revealed her initial thoughts after reading the fabricated interview that she allegedly gave to Cosmopolitan. The Spirit star had just returned from a foreign promotional tour when she read the story, in which she reportedly discussed her recent marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds. "I read the article, and thought, 'What the... ?'" she told the La Times. "We dug a little deeper, and it got even weirder. The story was written by someone with (more) »

- By Lara Martin

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Fan Made: Movie Posters as Public Service Announcements

30 December 2008 11:02 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

We tend to feature a lot of movie poster photoshopping contests on Cinematical because a) they're tons of fun, and b) they promote creativity and imagination. This latest one is close to being one of my favorites -- over at SomethingAwful.com, as part of their Photoshop Phriday, they asked folks to create public service announcements out of movie posters (or, as they say, "rehabilitated them to be educational, informative, and inspirational"). So, for example, the classic Jaws movie poster suddenly turns into an advertisement to join the Amity Island High Swim Team, and The Spirit poster featuring Sarah Paulson turns into a PSA against germs. One of my personal favorites, although a tad fuzzy, takes the famous Fight Club poster and transforms it into a PSA for fighting infections. Some very funny and unique creations to be found, for sure.

Check out the ones mentioned above and a couple »

- Erik Davis

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The Geek Beat: The Spirit of the Age

30 December 2008 10:02 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

There are some things you must do in the name of the Geek Beat - and for me, it was seeing The Spirit. I knew that it wouldn't be good. I've known that since ComicCon. But seeing as some of the first pieces I did here on Cinematical were on this film, I had to see the journey to the bitter, bloody end.

There's nothing to say about it, really. It was too earnest to ever be a camp classic, and it was too campy to appeal to anyone. The frustrating thing was that it had potential. There were some moments, moments I can't really pinpoint now, where I thought: "This could have been a cool movie." Then the Octopus melted a kitten while wearing a Nazi uniform, so you know, I might have just been hallucinating some sanity where there was none. But the consensus among my gang was »

- Elisabeth Rappe

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Scarlett Johansson's Best Secret of '08? Her Wedding

30 December 2008 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On her wedding day, Scarlett Johansson didn't want something old, new, borrowed or blue. She just wanted something private. When she pulled off her surprise wedding to actor Ryan Reynolds in September, "It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself," Johansson, 24, told the Los Angeles Times. "I was happy with the results of that."Indeed, news of the nuptials were kept under wraps until well after they ended, and not a single photograph of the event has emerged publicly. The actress, who currently stars in The Spirit, continues to remain mum on Reynolds, »

- Michael Y. Park

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Cinematical's 25 Lamest of 2008!

29 December 2008 6:15 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

What good would a 25 Hottest of 2008 list be without a 25 Lamest of 2008 list to complement it? That's right, in addition to scouring all the year's news for what was hot, we did the same for what was not ... hot. What irritated us to no end? Who had a horrible year at the movies? What person, place or thing would we happily ship off to a galaxy far, far away? Chipping it to help dissect 2008 were Cinematical's Erik Davis, Scott Weinberg, Eric D. Snider, Monika Bartyzel, Jessica Barnes, Eugine Novikov, William Goss, Jette Kernion and Peter Martin. In a year that saw George Lucas take a fan beating, Harry Potter get pushed around and M. Night Shyamalan attempt an R-rating, who (or what) would go down as the lamest of 2008? Click through the gallery below to find out ...

The 25 Lamest Things in Movies 25. The New 'At the Movies'

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- Erik Davis

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He said - She said … The Spirit

29 December 2008 10:16 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

It's he (Nick Allen) and she (Morrow McLaughlin) talking about the new film The Spirit. She Said From what I understand of the original Spirit series by Will Eisner, the movie version is a gaudy, heartless sacrilege, but I haven't been exposed to the original. This is a disadvantage for me, because I have no real grasp of whether the movie even comes close to embodying Eisner's unique vision (according to everyone else, that's a big nay); and so I have to go with my gut and my gut wasn't displeased. The movie was hammy and silly, but fully aware--and thoroughly enjoying--its own hammy silliness. Watching Samuel L. with his bonehead clone thugs ("Huevos," "Rancheros," "Pathos," and "Dildos," among others) camping it up to a level of ecstatic extremes is »

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Eva Mendes admits to Gallagher crush

29 December 2008 5:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eva Mendes has revealed that she has a crush on Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. The Hollywood actress, whose new film The Spirit opens on January 1, said that her infatuation with Gallagher stems from a love of the Manchester music scene. Bang Showbiz quotes her as saying: "Liam is definitely one of the sexiest men alive. I love Oasis, but I also love the Stone Roses and The Smiths. I've always had a strong affinity for Manchester." Mendes described Manchester as (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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The Spirit Staggers into 9th Place

29 December 2008 3:51 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Frank Miller's homage to comics legend Will Eisner bombed big-time over the holiday weekend with a poor 9th place performance, making only $6.5 million.

That really hurts the first-time director who, it was just announced, is slated to direct the Buck Rogers movie. For Miller's sake, his street cred for previous hits like Sin City and 300 will hopefully protect him from Hollywood's practice of dumping directors of box office bombs.

The Spirit earned an average of $2,595 per screen compared with Marley and Me's $10,632.

The takeaway: Cute puppies and cute couples sold better than superheroes over the holidays.

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The Women of The Spirit Featurette

28 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released this featurette “The Women of The Spirit” from the Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as [...] »

- Brian Corder

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My City Screams for the Spirit: Movie Companion!!

28 December 2008 8:49 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

One of the bigger movies of the 2008 holiday season was Frank Miller's stylistic The Spirit! If you saw this gun-toting, dame-lovin' hero in action and need more - you're in luck! JustPressPlay's giving away three copies of the Official Movie Companion to The Spirit featuring behind the camera insights as well as numerous pages of full color photographs. To win, all you have to do is be a registered Jpp User and sound-off in the comments box below with what you liked most about The Spirit! The contest ends on January 5th 2009. Good Luck Jpp

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'The Spirit' Tanks at Box Office

28 December 2008 1:57 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Spirit earned a mere $6.5 million during the three day holiday weekend, good for just ninth place on the top ten.  Based on numbers from Box Office Mojo, the Lionsgate film earned an average of $2595 per screen compared with the number one film’s $10.632.

Marley & Me, like The Spirit, earned lackluster reviews but given an adorable dog and Jennifer Aniston, the movie was essentially critic proof and just the kind of warm, cuddly feel-good film audiences have been craving since the economic downturn began this fall.  The movie exceed expectations by about $10 million and took in $37 million. It also broke the previous Christmas Day record, talking in $14.7 million.

In comparison, Frank Miller’s interpretation of Will Eisner’s classic character met with horrified reviews from those familiar with the source material and poor reviews from everyone else.  Even factoring in Christmas Day, the film earned a mere $10,352,000 and is considered »

- Robert Greenberger

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Box-Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 25 - Dec. 28, 2008

28 December 2008 1:27 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In hindsight Marley and Me had broader family appeal. Bedtime Stories was for the kids, but Marley made a play for the adults too. You can't fault the Fox marketing department for that method, it clearly worked. It was also the biggest box office weekend since July when Dark Knight opened. Actually, it was the third biggest weekend in the past two years - completely wacky after that three week string of terrible results. #1 movie predicted correctly: 0 Week In A Row 1. Marley and Me I clearly underestimated the box office overall. It seems like this weekend everyone finally gave in and said "Let's spend some money!" This one won the per theater average too, at 10k per (unless you count Revolutionary Road's three theater average), so this wasn't a cheap victory. Result: 51.6 million (My rank: #2, $32.5m off) 2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Wow. I'm amazed Button pulled this off. »

- Laremy Legel

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'Marley' leads pack on Christmas weekend

28 December 2008 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The weather outside might have been frightful in much of the country and retail sales were down, but many responded to the tough times by heading to the movies during the Christmas holiday, where "Marley & Me," the tale of a big, lovable dog, scored a wow bow.

There were plenty of presents to go around: Fox's "Marley," Paramount's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Disney's "Bedtime Stories," all of which opened Christmas Day, immediately established themselves as the top-three Dec. 25 bows of all time with openings of $14.7 million, $12 million and $10.6 million, respectively. In terms of all-time best Christmas days -- irrespective of when a movie opened -- "Marley" ranked second only to 2004's "Meet the Fockers," which opened on a Wednesday but built to a single-day Christmas take of $19.5 million on its first Saturday.

Even MGM/UA's historical thriller "Valkyrie" shared in the holiday spirit, scoring a stronger »

- By Gregg Kilday

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Weekend Box Office Report: December 26 to 28: Who Says Dogs Don't Make for Great Gifts?

28 December 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Both Marley & Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button set records this Christmas.  The latter’s one-day tally of $12 million would become the second biggest Christmas day opening of all time.  That said, the one with the dog made $14.7 million that same day and you know what that means.  It means that people like Jennifer Aniston better than they like Brad Pitt.  No, that’s dumb.  It doesn’t mean that at all.  What it likely means is that people like fun, simple fare with dogs on Christmas day more so that long, epic romances.  Marley & Me went on to win the weekend, surpassing all expectations with a $51 million total gross over the four days.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button also performed very strongly and could have placed even higher if it weren’t for its 2 ½ hour running time.  One film came in between Brad & Jen and »

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The Spirit Movie Clip Alley Fight

27 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate recently released this new movie clip “Alley Fight” from the new Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city [...] »

- Brian Corder

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The Spirit

27 December 2008 11:24 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Spirit Directed by: Frank Miller Cast: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins Rating: PG-13 Plot: The Spirit (Macht) is a masked vigilante in Central City, U.S.A. He must stop his arch nemesis, The Octopus (Jackson), from drinking the blood of Hercules, which offers immortality. Who’s It For? Though this is a character created by Will Eisner, this film will be enjoyed exclusively by Frank Miller, Frank Miller, Frank Miller, Frank Miller, and Frank Miller. Expectations: An early fan review on AICN.com said this was worse than John Travolta's suck-tacular scientology opus Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000. Then, a user review on IMDb.com said almost the exact opposite. Plus, distributor Lionsgate was rigorously advertising it with cheesy lines like "Catch the Christmas Spirit." Was this »

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Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht Interview on The Spirit

27 December 2008 8:12 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Chuck The Movie Guy recently interviewed actors Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht on the latest action film “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as Silken Floss. Film Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s [...] »

- Brian Corder

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