Articles By: Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond is a writer, producer, movie critic and film expert whose commentary on the entertainment industry has appeared in numerous publications and on air interviews including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, OK Magazine, NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, Evening News With Brian Williams on MSNBC, the CBC, BBC, Bravo, E!, AMC, Canada AM and the KTLA Morning Show.

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Of COURSE the big news in movies this week is all Twilight, Twilight , Twilight which, with nearly $140 million performed at the top of expectations. So this Part one of the grand finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 brought out the females in droves[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – “Immortals”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The state of mainstream Hollywood cinema can be downright depressing sometimes. Witness the number one and number two movies of the week. In first place with a decent, if underwhelming $32 million is Relativity’s ripoff of 300 called Immortals. With ‘Superman’ in waiting Henry Cavill in the[...]

This Week In Movies by Pete Hammond – Tower Heist, Puss In Boots

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The Best laid plans. This was supposed to be the weekend that Tower Heist would rule the boxoffice roost and easily claim the number one spot while in resurrecting Eddie Murphy’s languishing career in the process. Instead that conniving little latino cat, Puss In Boots was the[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – “Puss In Boots”

By Pete Hammond Hollywoodnews.com: This cat may have the Halloween record in his hat. Despite the East Coast early snows and massive power outtages , Puss In Boots, Dreamworks Animation’s first spinoff of their cash-cow Shrek franchise is meeting DWA boss Jeffrey Katzenberg’s highest expectations with an estimated[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond – “Paranormal Activity”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: It’s rare that a third edition of a horror movie franchise could not only actually outperform its predecesors at the boxoffice but actually get good reviews in the process. Paramount’s latest annual installment of the Paranormal Activity series of creep-you-out genuine spookiness “home movies”[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond – “Footloose,” “Real Steel”

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com:Three new wide release movies with built –in marketing elements “guaranteed” to draw audiences all failed on one level or another this week in movies. In fact it is Dreamworks and Disney’s Real Steel that continues to rule at number one for a second week just barely[...]

This Week in Movies by Pete Hammond – “Real Steel”

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com:With an estimated $27.3 million for its opening weekend and an impressive ‘A’ audience satisfaction rating from Cinemascore Dreamworks’ robo ‘Rocky’ boxing film, Real Steel easily took number one at the boxoffice continuing the month-long streak of family film success in the top spot (after Lion King and[...]

This Week in Movies – Pete Hammond – The Dolphin Tale

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: That rare A+ Cinemascore rating that Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale got last week was a definite sign word of mouth on this sweet little family film was going to be major. And it apparently was. Dolphin Tale has managed the rare[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – The Lion King

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com: I am not sure what it says about the film business that a 17 year old animated Disney movie in its 2nd weekend again comes out on top and defeats a much-awaited new film starring Brad Pitt and a brand new heart tugging 3D family movie in[...]

THE ‘LION’ ROARS AGAIN BUT THE ‘DOGS’ HAVE NO BARK – This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com:Well, apparently Hollywood found the secret for late summer success at the boxoffice. Forget the slew of cut-rate , unimaginative movies and just go into the vault for a real audience pleaser. That’s exactly what Disney did with their “special two week engagement” of The Lion[...]
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