Friday, August 27, 2010

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell in 'Scream 4'

Have to say I kind of miss working on this blog on a daily basis, but I have gotten so much work done out in the real world. But since I have some free time and just read some interesting movie news...let's get blogging!

Add two more names to the list of potential victims to be killed by the psychotic Ghostface – stars Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and Kristen Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") have signed on to make a cameo appearance in "Scream 4."

The "Scream" series has had some interesting cameos before, mainly in the opening sequences where someone gets killed off. Drew Barrymore was sliced in the famous opening to the first film while Jada Pinkett (before she was Smith) was stabbed a bunch in the second. I forget the

Will K Bell and Sookie survive for the fifth film? Highly unlikely.

Wonder how the two of them will be killed off. Maybe their characters will be friends who happen to have an unpleasant encounter with Ghostface. Cue the stabbing.

Guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm gonna go look up who was killed in "Scream 3" now...

More news to come (eventually)! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing, Latino Review, Live for Films, Rope of Silicon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Do You Hate Michael Cera?

I have never met the guy, so I can't tell you if he's cool or not. But the word around town is he plays the same character in every movie.

I can see where you're coming from, but "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" was still an awesome movie. But why did it fail at the box office so miserably?

Could it have been because of Cera?
Could people be so tired of him already that they won't see any movie he's in - even good ones?

Check out this post by Rope of Silicon, where they go through his entire filmography and career to see where exactly Cera went wrong and audiences decided they were done with his hipster acting.

Still Want Movie News?

While this blog is putting an end to delivering all the great movie news out there (for now), you can still get your daily dose at other fins sites.

Here's a list of movie news sites that I go to every day to read and catch up:

Screen Rant

MTV News

The Geek Files

Geek Tyrant

First Showing

Latino Review

UGO Movie Blog

Rope of Silicon



Coming Soon


Hollywood Reporter






Shock Til You Drop

Deadline Hollywood


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The End is Nigh

If you've been looking over this blog the past few months you can definitely tell there have been changes going on. First I had to rush posts together and just give links, and then I kind of stopped posting pretty much all together.

Why? Well heading back to school takes time and so does other things like trying to get a career and whatnot.

I haven't lost interest or anything (I'm still checking up on the latest movie news hourly), but I just don't have the time anymore.

This was just a side hobby since I kept up with all the movie news and decided to write about it all instead of going around and telling everyone I know (especially if they didn't really care).

And I truly enjoyed working on this blog. For over a year I did multiple posts a day. As previously mentioned, it's only been the past few months where this blog has become pretty deserted.

I don't know yet if this is really THE END or not. It might just be a hiatus - but be serious, will I really return here?

I'll keep the blog up for now and we'll see if I decided to get back into the thick of things later.

Hope everyone out there on the blogosphere continues to do well and succeed in everything you all do.

Best of Luck!
Head Hero

Monday, August 16, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Nanny McPhee Returns - Nanny McPhee (Thompson) arrives to help a harried young mother, Mrs. Green (Gyllenhaal), with running the family farm while her husband is away at war. With Mrs. Green's children waging a personal war with their two spoiled cousins, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach the kids five important new lessons.

Piranha 3D - After a tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, a group of strangers under the direction of the local sheriff (Shue) band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food

Vampires Suck - A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Lottery Ticket - Over the Fourth of July weekend, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has to protect his new prize possession -- a lottery ticket worth $370 million -- from his greedy and conniving neighbors.

The Switch - An unmarried 40-year-old woman (Aniston) turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend (Bateman), who has been living with a secret ...

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Last Song
Furry Vengeance

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 The Expendables$35.0 M

2 Eat Pray Love$23.7 M

3 The Other Guys $18.0 M

4 Inception $11.3 M

5 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$10.5 M

6 Despicable Me $6.7 M

7 Step Up 3-D $6.6 M

8 Salt $6.3 M

9 Dinner For Schmucks $6.3 M

10 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $4.0 M

In a showdown of the sexes, men defeated women at the box office this weekend as Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" bested Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love."

'Expendables," which employed most of the action icons of the 1980s and '90s, muscled up $35 million while the chick flick earned $23.7 million.

The other new filmed that opened over the weekend, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," came in disappointing 5th place behind "The Other Guys" and "Inception" with an estimated $10.5 million.

The movie, which was a smash at Comic-Con, bombed despite earning by far the best reviews of the new films. According to survey site, 81 percent of the nation's critics recommended "Pilgrim," while just 43 percent praised "Expendables" and 39 percent gave "Love" a thumbs-up.

The fantastic movie, like "Kick-Ass," is hard to market. If you saw some of the TV spots, you had no idea what the film was about if you're not familiar with the source material. I do think the film will be in theaters as word of mouth spreads on how good it is. Showing in 400 less screens than "Expendables" and 200 less than "Eat Pray Love" doesn't help either.

"The Other Guys" continues to make people laugh while "Inception" boggles their minds. The rest of the film continue to peter off into DVD-land and we won't be seeing them around for long because HECK - a lot of new films come out next weekend. Which one will take the top spot? It's open season, so we'll have to wait and see...

(USA Today, Latino Review)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Eat Pray Love - Happily married Elizabeth Gilbert (Roberts) takes a right turn in her life by enduring a painful divorce and proceeding to take a round-the-world journey of self-enlightenment and fulfillment.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Layabout musician Scott Pilgrim (Cera) falls for the new girl in town, Ramona Flowers (Winstead), but in order to win her heart, he must defeat her seven evil ex-lovers.

The Expendables - The fearless Barney Ross (Stallone) leads a team of mercenaries on a mission to South America, where their objective -- to overthrow a ruthless dictator -- is more dangerous than the men realize.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Date Night
Death at a Funeral

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 The Other Guys $35.6M

2 Inception $18.6M

3 Step Up 3D $15.5M

4 Salt $11.1M

5 Dinner for Schmucks $10.5M

6 Despicable Me $9.44M

7 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $6.91M

8 Charlie St. Cloud $4.7M

9 Toy Story 3 $3.05M

10 The Kids Are All Right $2.61M

After nearly a month atop the box office, Chris Nolan's thriller "Inception" lost its crown to a couple of goofs.

"The Other Guys," the well-reviewed comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, won the No. 1 spot this weekend with a strong $35.6 million opening.

I've heard good things about this film and expect it to do well as compared to some other the other comedy films this summer (including poor-reviewed "Grown-Ups" and "Dinner for Schmucks").

"Inception" relinquished the top spot for second place with $18.6 million (a strong hold for being in theaters a month and not taking in 3D dollars). The film has made over $400 million worldwide since its release a month ago, thanks in no smart part to befuddled moviegoers seeing the film multiple times. Distributor Warner Bros. estimates that 15 percent of "Inception"'s audience is seeing it for the second or third time.

"Step Up 3D" slipped on its on dance moves, coming in at No. 3 with only $15.5 million. And that's even with the 3D prices. At least the budget was small because filming dancing costs little compared to massive CG sequences.

A lot of film dropped as they make their way to DVD-land while a good little drama snuck into 10th place.

Now next weekend is going to be a doozy. I'm excited not just for the flicks, but also because I'm starting my trip to head back to school. I get more sleep there than I do at home over the summer...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

'Don't be Afraid of the Dark' Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for the Guillermo del Toro produced "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" has debuted online. The film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Baillee Madison. This is a remake of the 1973 TV movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark."

The film centers on a family living in a 19th-century mansion, which they are renovating, when young Sally (Bailee Madison) unwittingly lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house's bottomless depths. She must convince Alex (Pearce) and Kim (Holmes) that it's not a fantasy-before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.

This is best watched in complete darkness for the full scare effect.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in HD

Newcomer Troy Nixey is directing for Miramax Films, which will release the picture on January 21, 2011.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Other Guys - Detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg) might not be New York City's finest, but when they discover a path that leads directly to one the city's biggest criminals, they seize the opportunity to become supercops.

Step Up 3D - The kids from the Maryland School of the Arts head to Paris for an international dance competition, but when Moose (Sevani) misses the flight home, he is inducted into the city's underground dance scene, which is about to have its own contest. The case of a stolen routine finds Moose looking to bring some of his friends back to the City of Lights for the event.

Middle Men - In 1995, businessman Jack Harris (Wilson) partners with two enterprising troublemakers (Ribisi and Macht) to sell adult entertainment over the fledgling Internet.

Twelve - In New York City's Upper East Side, the life of a young drug dealer (Crawford) begins to fall apart after his cousin is murdered and his best friend arrested for the crime.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
A Prophet
The Ghost Writer

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Inception $27.5 M

2 Dinner For Schmucks$23.3 M

3 Salt $19.2 M

4 Despicable Me $15.5 M

5 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$12.5 M

6 Charlie St. Cloud $12.1 M

7 Toy Story 3 $5.0 M

8 Grown Ups $4.5 M

9 The Sorcerer's Apprentice $4.3 M

10 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $3.9 M

"Inception" became just the third film of the year to take the top spot at the box office three straight weeks, holding off a debut by the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. The other two films were "Shrek Forever After" and "Alice in Wonderland."

The science fiction thriller has made over $270 million worldwide and will continue to make box office money before it sell like hotcakes on the DVD market. Congrats to Chris Nolan and WB for such a successful run.

The Steve Carell/ Paul Rudd comedy, where Paul Rudd once again is in jeopardy of losing his relationship ("I Love You Man," "Role Models," etc. etc.) choked on its meal by coming in second place with an estimated $23.3 million. At least Carrell has the animated film "Despicable Me" still in the Top Ten after earning a total of $190.3 million.

"Salt" came in third with $19.2 million. The film is doing quite well having already made over $100 million worldwide, with more sure to come due to people who like to watch Angelina Jolie in action roles. But does that warrant a sequel?

Didn't "Cats and Dogs" come out nine years ago and only make around $93 million? The nobody asked for sequel, which was shown on 200 more screens than "Inception," came in fourth with $12.5 million. Maybe this will be a lesson to studios to stop making stupid and irrelevant sequels.

"Charlie St. Cloud" didn't do too bad. Showing on 1,000 fewer screens than "Cats and Dogs," it came in fifth place with $12.1 million.

Next weekend's top spot is actually up in the air? Will "Inception" win again or will any of the four new films succeed? We'll have to wait and see...