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Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Prometheus" What's It About? Ridley Scott returns to the world of "Alien" with an epic prequel about mankind's first contact with a mysterious alien race who may or may not be our makers, and may or may not have sinister purposes. See It Because: "Prometheus" pulled off a rare feat, adding a new layer of intrigue to the rich mythology of the "Alien" series. Not since "Inception" has a summer blockbuster come along with such audacious head-scratching concepts. And despite being filled with plot holes, it was still fun to argue about the film's big questions. Also, the always brilliant Michael Fassbender was terrific as David, an android servant with T.E. Lawrence-sized dreams of exploration. Watch Noomi Rapace's Screen Test for "Prometheus" - (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" What's It About? »
- Eric Larnick
It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, October 8th 2012.
Pick Of The Week
Nash Bridges: The First Season (DVD)
In the first season of this action-packed police drama, Don Johnson stars as Nash Bridges, the charming street-smart inspector for San Francisco’s elite Special nvestigations Unit. Always behind the wheel of his signature yellow ‘Cuda,’ Nash often goes undercover to track down the city s most vile criminals, from drug dealers and smugglers to the Russian mob. Never far behind is Nash’s loyal partner Joe Dominguez (Cheech Marin), a retired cop who’s »
Hannah is going through a rough time in her life: she has a severe case of asthma, a severe bout of depression and a severe crush on her best friend who is dating someone else. After having a panic-induced seizure onstage during her debut in a new play, Hannah learns that she was born severely prematurely—24 weeks—as the result of a failed abortion. Thus, Hannah begins her empowering journey of self-discovery and forgiveness in Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin's October Baby.
Rachel Hendrix takes to the role of Hannah with a bipolar enthusiasm to match the bipolar tone of the film. What starts as an unbearably melodramatic series of revelations haphazardly switches to a light-hearted college road trip comedy. Hannah joins best friend—and major crush—Jason (Jason Burkey) along with his girlfriend Alanna (Colleen Trusler); comedic sidekick Truman (James Austin Johnson) and the comedic sidekick’s comedic »
- John Keith
All those who grumble about the liberal media could be inundated by a deluge of movies catering specifically to them
In America, the biggest documentary of the year – and, according to Box Office Mojo, the second-biggest political documentary of all time – is a film called 2016: Obama's America. Based on conservative scholar Dinesh D'Souza's 2010 book The Roots of Obama's Rage, the film tries to put forward the notion that Barack Obama is actively attempting to diminish America's global influence.
In little over a month, 2016: Obama's America has gone on to gross $32m (£19.8m). Even Rupert Murdoch has urged that his Twitter followers should watch it. Whether or not the film will have any pull in November's presidential election is another matter – Fahrenheit 9/11 famously didn't in 2004, and that made more than $200m worldwide – but its success has been enough to get the Washington Post thinking. This week the Post »
- Stuart Heritage
Chicago – “October Baby,” which has generated a bit of controversy as we rarely see widely-released films that preach so directly to the pro-life choir and was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, is an incredibly frustrating film. Laying the political hot-button issue aside (and, for the sake of disclosure, I feel like I should note that I am strongly pro-choice), there are things to like here, especially the strong performances from Rachel Hendrix and Jasmine Guy. To be honest, it’s the stuff that’s generally unrelated to the emotional/political core of the film — the non-controversial material — that is the film’s downfall. Whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life, the road movie comedy and romantic drama that are shoehorned into this coming-of-age story are the parts that don’t work. When the film does allow Hendrix the emotional arc, she delivers and the tears are jerked.
Hendrix plays Hannah, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Snow White and the Huntsman" What's It About? In a mini-twist on the classic "Snow White" fairy tale, the fairest of them all is pursued by the evil Queen, who's possessed by jealousy over the young woman's beauty. See It Because: Besides the beautiful cinematography (which it's worth seeing for alone), it was a treat to watch Kristen Stewart in a non-"Twilight" role. Also, Charlize Theron kills it as the diabolical queen, who's set on conquering Snow White. Watch a Special Look at the Evil Queen From "Snow White and the Huntsman" - (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Titanic 3D" What's It About? Rose. Jack. Big ship. Iceberg. Never let go. See It Because: Home entertainment systems are rapidly giving the theatrical experience a run for their money with bigger screens, hi-def sound and now a digital 3D experience. »
- Eric Larnick
Directors Jon and Andrew Erwin were unable to find a major label distributor for their film,October Baby, to get the flick into theaters. They raised the money on their own and eventually managed to pull in over $5 million dollars at the box office. Now, fans who did manage to catch the flick at the box office will be able to own it on Blu-ray and DVD beginning on September 11. October Baby follows newcomer actress Rachel Hendrix as Hannah, a college teen suffering from medical problems who learns her complications likely came from a botched abortion when she was in the womb. The film follows the student as she goes on an epic Spring Break trip to find her birth parents and make peace with her past. With abortion at the forefront of the upcoming election, the topic is timely, and it.s no surprise the low-budget film was able »
Chicago – In our latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 60 pairs of movie passes plus 10 grand-prize DVDs up for grabs for the advance screening of the new film “October Baby” starring Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey and John Schneider!
“October Baby,” which is available on DVD on Sept. 11, 2012 from Fox Home Entertainment, also stars Jasmine Guy, Joy Brunson, James Austin Johnson, Carl Maguire, Tracy Miller, Lance E. Nichols and Shari Rigby from director Andrew Erwin and writer and director Jon Erwin. Following this advance screening, talent from the film will be on hand for a Q&A!
This advance screening is on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. in downtown Chicago. To win your advance-screening movie passes to “October Baby” plus for a chance to win a grand-prize “October Baby” DVD courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology directly below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Here's a chart of 2012's thirty highest grossing films tracked by Indiewire's box office charts, as of July 1, 2012. It only includes specialty films that opened in limited release (initially under 500 screens) in 2012. It also includes films that screened only as an Academy-qualifier in 2011 ("Albert Nobbs," "We Need To Talk About Kevin," etc.). Check out Indiewire's run down of the year's winners and losers so far here: 1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $40,619,000 2. Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) - $19,173,220 3. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (CBS Films) - $9,047,981 4. Bernie (Millennium) - $7,359,976 5. Friends With Kids (Roadside Attractions) - $6,861,102 6. Casa De Mi Padre (Lionsgate) - $5,909,483 7. October Baby (Samuel Goldwyn) - $5,157,886 8. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Paramount Vantage) - $4,269,426 9. The Raid: Redemption (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,104,909 10. »
- Peter Knegt
Kirk Cameron (not Kurt Cameron) made headlines in early March after appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Show, where Cameron voiced his views on homosexuality: "I think that it’s — it’s — it’s unnatural. I think that it’s — it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." According to Cameron, he had gone on Piers Morgan to promote his documentary Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, directed by Duane Barnhart and written by Kevin Miller. Although Piers Morgan ignored Monumental, as a result of the "gay controversy," publications that would have paid no attention to a low-budget documentary with a far-right Christian slant made note of it. A few weeks later, on Tuesday, March 27, Monumental had a special one-show preview at a reported 550 locations, described in the film’s press release as a "one-night theatrical event that will inspire audiences to »
- Zac Gille
It took five weeks, but box offices are beginning to get full on Katniss Everdeen as The Hunger Games fell to third place this weekend. Taking the top spot was Think Like a Man with a big bank of $33 million in estimated domestic gross. Director Tim Story showed that he could overcome disappointing fans of the Fantastic Four franchise and get back to making good films that African-American audiences (though let’s remember, not exclusively) can be excited about like his debut film, Barbershop. It’s good to know that black audiences don’t always have to wait for Tyler Perry to make or produce a film even though it seemed like that was the case for many years. Believe me that’s a good thing because Perry doesn’t always make good films. Think Like a Man opened bigger than any Tyler Perry film with the exception of Madea Goes to Jail »
- Ernie Estrella
The country just can’t get enough of Katniss Everdeen as The Hunger Games remained #1 at the box office for the fourth straight week with $21 million, and it just keeps taking out competitors week after week. This past weekend, it withstood an attack from The Three Stooges ($17 million), The Cabin in the Woods ($14.7 million), which finished second and third respectively, while Luc Besson-produced Lockout, finished a disappointing ninth with just $6.2 million.
The Three Stooges surprised at the box office, making over half of its $30 million budget back its first weekend, while Joss Whedon faithfuls didn’t support The Cabin in the Woods as many had hoped. It will be interesting to see if the film gets any kind of word of mouth after its did-you-get-it-or-didn’t-you ending will either draw in more curious moviegoers or scare them off. Those that didn’t connect the dots on the ending, or »
- Ernie Estrella
HollywoodNews.com: Whatever my issues with The Hunger Games in terms of its quality as a film, its continued box office might can only be a good thing. Considering the current trend of studios basically remaking/rebooting/rehashing every remotely popular property over the last thirty years, the fact that this New adaptation from a New novel is going to be among the top three grossing films of the year by a healthy margin can only be a good lesson. Anyway, The Hunger Games topped the box office for the third time in a row this weekend, dropping a perfectly reasonable 43% in weekend three, for a weekend haul of $33.5 million. This gives the film a massive $302 million in seventeen days, which is the second-largest such haul for a film outside of summer in history. That’s the fifth-biggest seventeen-day total in history, and 11 days ahead of Alice In Wonderland, the »
- Scott Mendelson
Our projection for The Hunger Games? Three-peat! The first film since waaaaaaay back in the day (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 to be exact) to pull it off. But what of the other contenders? Let's break this thing down! Laremy predicted the #1 movie correctly 5 Weeks In A Row The Hunger Games Yes, it fell 61 percent last weekend, which wasn't ideal. But the story is still very rosy, $373m on a $78m production budget. It's all gravy from here on out, and you'd have to think they'll have a hefty production budget for movies two through four (yes, I'm already counting the third title being split in two).
The Hunger Games also ranks #1 in the categories of "Post-Apocalypse", "Action Heroine", and "Reality TV". It needs another $100m to catch Jurassic Park on the "Sci-Fi , Based on Book" charts over at Box Office Mojo. Though none of those charts are adjusted for inflation, »
- Laremy Legel
Armie Hammer as Prince Charming, Mirror Mirror Behind Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence's The Hunger Games at the North American box office this weekend, Wrath of the Titans actually grossed $33.45 million — about $800,000 less than originally estimated — at 3,545 locations according to box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Clash of the Titans opened with $61.23 million two years ago. Overseas, Wrath of the Titans is, as expected, faring much better, having collected an estimated $78 million in 60 territories. Directed by Battle Los Angeles / the upcoming Ninja Turtles' Jonathan Liebesman, Wrath of the Titans features Avatar / Drift's Sam Worthington, Taken / Kinsey's Liam Neeson, Coriolanus / Skyfall's Ralph Fiennes, A Monkey on My Shoulder / Vantage Point's Édgar Ramírez, War Horse / Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time's Toby Kebbell, Devil You Know / Johnny English Reborn's Rosamund Pike, Love Actually's Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell, Spencer Wilding, and Lily James. »
- Zac Gille
Weekly Box Office
23rd March – 29th March 2012
UK – The Hunger Games (New in this week)
Us – The Hunger Games (New in this week)
UK – 21 Jump Street (Number 2 last week)
Us – 21 Jump Street (Number 1 last week)
UK – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Number 3 last week)
UK – The Devil Inside (Number 1 last week)
Us – John Carter (Number 3 last week)
UK – We Bought a Zoo (Number 5 last week)
Us – Act of Valor (Number 5 last week)
UK – Contraband (Number 6 last week)
Us – A Thousand Words (Number 6 last week)
UK – John Carter (Number 4 last week)
Us – Project X (Number 4 last week)
UK – Act of Valor (New in this week)
Us – October Baby (2012) (New in this week)
UK – The Woman in Black (Number 7 last week)
Us – Safe House (Number »
Armie Hammer as Prince Charming, Lily Collins as Snow White, Mirror Mirror Jennifer Lawrence / Liam Hemsworth's The Hunger Games Box Office: $250 Million/10 Days At no. 2 in the Us/Canada, Wrath of the Titans grossed $34.2 million (vs. $78 million internationally in 60 territories) at 3,545 theaters this weekend, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Domestically, Clash of the Titans opened with $61.23 million two years ago. Both movies star Avatar's Sam Worthington. Directed by Battle Los Angeles / the upcoming Ninja Turtles' Jonathan Liebesman, Wrath of the Titans also features Schindler's List / Kinsey's Liam Neeson, The English Patient / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2's Ralph Fiennes, Carlos' Édgar Ramírez, War Horse / Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time's Toby Kebbell, Devil You Know / Johnny English Reborn's Rosamund Pike, Love Actually's Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell, Spencer Wilding, and Lily James. At no. »
- Zac Gille
It was intriguing to see “The Hunger Games” register an opening weekend just below “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Dark Knight.” Would it mimic 'Potter,' which scored the biggest domestic opening of all time but plummeted by 72% the following weekend? Or would it perform like the Caped Crusader, losing a little more than half its audience? Split the difference – even though “The Hunger Games” dropped 61% from its opening weeked, the sci-fi drama continued to bust blocks, becoming the fifth-quickest release to pass the $200 million domestic mark, besting two somewhat high-profile new releases. The film also broke the Jim Cameron's "Avatar" record for fastest non-sequel to hit $250 million globally.
The franchise-starter, adapting the first part of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, is due to be followed by “Catching Fire” next November. Given these enthusiastic responses, expect “Mockingjay” to also earn a release date for fourth quarter »
- Gabe Toro
Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Mirror Mirror Jonathan Liebesman / Sam Worthington / Ralph Fiennes / Liam Neeson / Wrath Of The Titans Box Office: No.2 Domestic, No.1 Internationally? At no. 3 in North America on Friday (behind The Hunger Games and Wrath of the Titans), was new release Mirror Mirror, the Snow White tale directed by Immortals / The Cell / The Fall's Tarsem Singh, and starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts (reportedly to be seen next in August: Osage County and The Normal Heart), Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Taylor Lautner's leading lady in Abduction), and Armie Hammer (The Social Network, Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest in J. Edgar). At 3,603 theaters, the Relativity Media release is expected to collect for the weekend $21 million after scoring an estimated $5.88 million on Friday (about $500,000 less than expected). Though slightly less than early estimates published yesterday, $21 million would be an acceptable figure for a $60 million production, depending »
- Zac Gille
"Hunger Games" continues to dominate the box office. In fact, it passed $200 million. It's likely to hit $250 million by the end of the weekend. Not only is the film at the top of the charts, but the book is still in the number one spot in America as well. The film took in $18.8 million on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo.
In second place, "Wrath of the Titans" grabbed $12.4 million in its opening weekend. It's projected to hit $37 million this weekend, but it's numbers are way lower than the first film "Clash of the Titans," which opened with $61 million.
"Mirror Mirror," the first of the dueling Snow White films opened in third place with a disappointing $5.9 million, considering the media blitz and pretty costumes. In fourth, "21 Jump Street" is still holding strong with $4.6 million. In fifth place, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" took in $2 million, followed by "John Carter" with $530,000.
In seventh place, »
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