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To allow breathing room for the swarm of movies that hit theaters each December, Hollywood has historically burnt off its less-exciting fare in January. With a few exceptions, that seems to be the case again in January 2011. Without an Avatar-like holdover from December, it's inevitable that January 2011 will fall short of January 2010's record-setting $1.06 billion gross. Jan. 7The first weekend of January finds Nicolas Cage movie Season of the Witch facing the planned nationwide expansion of Country Strong. Season of the Witch, which was delayed from March 2010, doesn't seem to have much going for it. Medieval-set movies that don't involve Robin Hood rarely make much money, and Mr. Cage's drawing power has been spotty, including relatively soft returns for Kick-Ass ($48.1 million) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice ($63.2 million). Additionally, Season marks distributor Relativity Media's second nationwide release following The Warrior's Way, which was botched so badly that it earned less than $6 million since opening early December. »
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Ashton Kutcher's latest prank appears to have backfired - he insists comments he made to a fitness magazine about his efforts to get toned and tough so he can fend for himself and look after his family following an Armageddon-type crisis have been taken far too seriously.
The actor told Men's Fitness magazine he fears a major U.S. energy meltdown is nigh and he's trying to get superfit so he can deal with the chaos that will follow a blackout or worse.
Kutcher discovered combat training Krav Maga last year as he prepared to tone up for his role in Killers and he told the publication he's obsessed with running, Bikram yoga and Muay Thai fighting - so he can dominate in desperate times.
He said, "It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone. You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle... What happens when all our modern conveniences fail? I'm going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don't have to worry... All of my physical fitness regimen is completely tailored around the end... I stay fit for no other reason than to save the people I care about."
But the media fuss over the article has prompted Kutcher to take to Twitter.com and explain his comments.
In a tweet to fans who feared Kutcher had become a conspiracy theorist, Kutcher wrote, "Sometimes u have to do interviews just to amuse yourself. This is what a conversation looks like out of context."
He later added, "They are my words for sure. I was trying to give some kind of response to the question what motivates you to work out." »
Ashton Kutcher has declared that the society has grown too dependent on technology in recent years. Speaking to Men's Fitness magazine, the Killers star predicted that the general public would be unable to cope if a true disaster struck. "It will not take much for people to hit the panic button," he said. "The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone..." Kutcher further remarked that a mass panic could ensue (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Every year has its share of great movies (check out our top 10 films of the year here and vote for your fave here) and not-so-great movies... and 2010 was no exception. There were the sure-fire winners that totally failed with critics, like "The Tourist" and the reboot of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and there were the films that never had a chance, like "Case 39" and "Furry Vengeance"... as well as, apparently, anything with Katherine Heigl and/or Josh Duhamel.
It's kind of mean to kick these flicks while they're down, so we decided to go to an outside source for some hard data. In other words, we checked out RottenTomatoes to see which flicks were the 25 lowest rated of 2010. Then we made a convenient little poll out of the 25 films to see which one you decide is the worst. Hit the jump to vote in the poll, and let »
- Terri Schwartz
There are thousands of forgettable female film characters piled into the IMDb database each year (Katherine Heigl's Killers persona Jen Kornfeldt anyone?), but when it comes to inspiring movie females of the kick-ass variety, there are considerably fewer. With 2010 rapidly coming to a close, their impressive wit, intellect, resourcefulness, brute strength and emotional endurance deserve to be recognized! In our continued holiday-list making spirit, Movieline recalls its favorite women to kick ass at the multiplex in 2010. Feel free to nominate your own femmes phenomenal in the space below and let's hope for many more of these exceptional females in the year to come. »
It looks like Zac Efron will be spending New Year's Eve in New York with a bevy of stars. Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker and Halle Berry are the latest stars to be negotiating to join Garry Marshall's ensemble follow-up to Valentine's Day. The cast includes Robert DeNiro (Little Fockers), "Glee" star Lea Michelle, Abigail Breslin (Nim's Island), Michelle Pfeiffer (Stardust) and Hilary Swank (Amelia), Jessical Biel (The A-Team) and Ashton Kutcher (Killers).
Just as Valentine's Day told the stories of various, loosely connected people in Los Angeles on Feb. 14, New Year's Eve will tell the goings on of various, loosely connected people in New York City on Dec. 31. Efron would play a bike messenger trying to get tickets to a big party by helping Pfeiffer's character keep her New Year's resolution. Berry would play a caterer who bumps into an ex-boyfriend. Parker would play Breslin's overly-devoted mother.
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Update: Although Barbarella is on the verge of staying put in development hell, it the latest rumor surrounding the remake of the cult classic film names actress Anne Hathaway as being in talks to headline the project. Pajiba tweeted the rumor which says the following: “A. Hathaway latest “attached” to Barbarella. Project currently is without a director.” Barbarella was picking up steam way back in 2007 when Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) was attached to direct with his girlfriend Rose McGowan starring in the reboot of the 1968 sci-fi classic. Since then Rodriguez has moved on to other projects and last year Robert Luketic (Killers) was set to take over the directorial reigns. According to Pajiba there is currently no director attached at this time. Jane Fonda played the title role of »
- Keven Skinner
11 hours ago, Pajiba’s mostly reliable Hollywood Cog wrote on twitter (spotted via Bleeding Cool)…
A. Hathaway latest “attached” to “Barbarella.” Project currently is without a director.
Which if true is an unexpected and highly interesting development but the limitations of twitter mean I am left with a thousand questions. Which studio is backing this? Who owns the property now that Dino De Laurentiis has passed?
Previously Universal were to finance Robert Rodriguez’s version three years ago which was to star his then romantic partner Rose McGowan but they balked because of the spiralling $100 million budget, and the question mark over his lead star.
Will this be a faithfully high-camp, highly sexualised adaptation, or will it be turned into »
- Matt Holmes
After going around with Rose McGowan and director Robert Rodrigeuz, it looks like Universal is looking for another beautiful actress to step into the titular role of Barbarella in their remake of the 1968 sci-fi classic starring Jane Fonda. McGowan never really had my full support (though I'd still love to see Red Sonja come together at some point), but I like the news from Pajiba that says Anne Hathaway is currently "attached" to the project now. However, this good news comes with the disheartening news that the film doesn't have a director at the moment. I guess that means Robert Luketic has fallen out since getting attached last year. Of course, Luketic was another talent brought on board the remake that never really impressed me either. Somehow his work on Legally Blonde or even a comedy with more action like Killers doesn't inspire much confidence. But if this is to »
- Ethan Anderton
“A. Hathaway latest “attached” to Barbarella. Project currently is without a director.”
Normally I’d assume the quotation marks are a sign of precise language, but given the struggles of this remake to reach the screen, the punctuation could be a bit more cynical in nature. The project was first attempted back in 2007 by Robert Rodriguez, with Rose McGowan in the starring role. Last we checked (admittedly, over a year ago), Robert Luketic (Killers) was on board to direct from a script by Joe Gazzam. If Pajiba’s tweet is to be believed, Luketic is no longer on the project.
A voluptuous »
- Brendan Bettinger
Katherine, while you used to have a reputation for having a big mouth, but you seem to be more calm and focused these days. Maybe motherhood to 14 month-old Naleigh has made you see things in a different light. We know how much you and your husband, musician Josh Kelley love being parents, so maybe this is the year you start thinking about giving your daughter a sibling. Astrology.com has all the details.
Happy birthday, Katherine Heigl! With all those planets in philosophical Sagittarius, you take the art of acting to academic heights; a Moon-Saturn conjunction in Virgo also makes you one of the hardest workers in Hollywood. While you make it all look easy onscreen, the coming year is »
- HL Intern
Word is there was some acrimony involved, however both camps continue to deny this.
“She has made two movies with us and we certainly support her decision [...] We were scheduled to shoot mid-March and we hope to achieve that. We are great fans of hers and if this is what she has to do, we respect that.”
Adaline centers on a woman who should have been killed in a car accident, but was resuscitated by a simultaneous lightning strike that physiologically locked her in her late 20s.
Deadline reported this.
- Jamie Neish
Ashton Kutcher (Killers), Robert DeNiro (Meet the Fockers), Michelle Pfeiffer (Stardust) and Hilary Swank (Amelia) are all considering taking roles in the romantic comedy New Year's Eve which is set up similarly to the multiple storyline film Valentine's Day. Abigail Breslin (Nim's Island) and Lea Michelle ("Glee") have already signed on to the film about the way different people celebrate New Year's Eve in New York. Garry Marshall is directing, just as he did with Valentine's Day.
Source: Variety »
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Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank are in talks to board the cast of New Line's ensemble comedy "New Year's Eve." According to Variety, the film will be a spinoff of Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day."Marshall will return to direct, along with producers Mike Karz and Wayne Rice, and screenwriter Katherine Fugate. New Line will release the film on December 9, 2011. Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin have already been cast.The film will be set in New York and follow the intertwining romantic stories of several characters on New Year's Eve.Kutcher was in "Valentine's Day," but he will play a different character in "New Year's Eve." He was last seen in "Killers."De Niro will be seen next »
- Adnan Tezer
Chicago – What on Earth do metal rock stars, a British detective, a 30-year-old slasher flick, and a movie starring a kid from “That ’70s Show” have in common? Nothing but release dates that shuffle them into the world-famous Round-Up, our feature that captures synopsis, cast & crew, tech details, and special features for discerning buyers. Pick your favorite.
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Synopsis: “Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, »
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As if things weren't rough enough for them, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have found themselves at the center of an Ncaa sports scandal. According to the Des Moines Register, the University of Iowa could be in hot water with the collegiate organization after athletic officials allowed prospective Hawkeye basketball recruits to meet the Killers star and his wife at a home football game in September. What's wrong with that exactly? More: Demi and Ashton go to bed to fight cheating allegations Since Kutcher is a university donor (he dropped out of the University of Iowa to pursue modeling years ago), and is considered to be "a representative of Hawkeye athletic interests," according to »
Amidst rumor that his marriage with Demi Moore is in trouble, Ashton Kutcher has been caught making out with Natalie Portman. The "Killers" actor isn't having an affair though. He shared the passionate kiss with the "Black Swan" beauty for the filming of their romantic comedy "No Strings".
The 32-year-old actor was snapped landing a smooch on 29-year-old Natalie on the Los Angeles set of the movie on Monday night, October 25. Some of the photos taken also picture them all smiles during the shooting. Natalie, in particular, was reported to be wearing pants with her purple dress to keep off the cold.
In "No Strings", Ashton and Natalie tackle the role of a guy and a girl who try to keep their relationship strictly physical. However, it's not long before they learn that they want something more. Joining them in the cast ensemble are Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Olivia Thirlby and Lake Bell. »
This week is probably the best week so far for movie releases. We’ve got the classics, the blockbusters, the cheesy ones And the horrors for Halloween. Lets get started!
Starting off this monumental list is:
Back to the Future trilogy (Blu-Ray) – The classic tale of the time travelling eccentric scientist is coming to our screens in glorious high definition. They remastered the film for cinema release earlier this month, and now we can remind ourselves of why this film is an absolute genuine classic from the 80s.
Next we have another collection of classics but this time a little more chilling:
Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray) – Now’s the chance to remember why your fantasies of wanting to travel to space got completely ruined, by the risk of being eaten alive by a creppy little critter looming around your body and the space craft. Remember, no one can hear you scream… »
There's an inevitable tension at the heart of the Iron Man franchise between the humans and the hardware, the acting and the action. In the first film, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges formed an entertaining axis of anxiety whose verbal fisticuffs declined as the smash-em-ups increased. The same is true of Iron Man 2 (Paramount, 2010, 12), although hats off to Downey for once again tearing up the role of Tony Stark, the rubber-mouthed billionaire whose "weapon" (he prefers the term "suit") has enabled him to "successfully privatise world peace". It's a terrific turn tailor-made for the once disastrously ill-disciplined Downey, all gabbling flippancy, smart-ass smugness, and borderline megalomaniacal madness. This time his nemesis is Ivan, an embittered Ruskie with a family grudge played with a rolling accent by the barely human Mickey Rourke whose »
- Mark Kermode
Over ten years after Jackass first debuted on MTV, the franchise may have reached a commercial high point with the massive first-week haul of Jackass 3-D. Business was solid elsewhere as well with the opening of Red and the hold of The Social Network. In spite of all of this, though, overall box office was off around three percent from the same timeframe last year when Where the Wild Things Are, Law Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity and Couples Retreat each earned over $20 million. Jackass 3-D got off to a blazing start with $65.6 million at 3,081 theaters. This set a new Fall (Sept.-Oct.) opening week record, topping Scary Movie 3's $57.5 million. On Thursday, it passed Jackass: The Movie's $64.3 million total and will easily pass Jackass: Number Two's $72.8 million by Saturday at the latest. When adjusting for ticket price inflation and 3D premiums, though, Jackass 3-D still has a ways »
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