May 04, 2014

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George Clooney’s “The American” nabs $1.6M on opening day

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Anton Corbijn’s “The American” earned $1.6 million in its first day of release, which brings us to the question, “Why did Focus choose to open the film on a Wednesday?”
Sure, it gives the moody thriller – which is constructed around an arresting George Clooney — a jumpstart on the Labor Day holiday. But with school back in session, that weekend doesn’t draw at the box office the way, say, a July 4th release would. Last year, for example, “The Final Destination” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” held off challenges from Sandra Bullock’s “All About Steve” and “Gamer” in the top four box office slots, but the films only earned $15.2M, $14.9M, $14M and $11.2M, respectively.
Perhaps Focus knows the film needs to build up a steady stream of positive word-of-mouth, so giving it a head start going into the weekend will only help its chances of reaching a wider audience.
This isn’t Clooney in another “Ocean’s” film, and Corbijn isn’t a household name. The movie’s also far quieter than many may expect (though to me, that’s a blessing), with Clooney giving a compelling but internal performance in a film that washes over you very slowly but always holds you in its grip.
“The American” is playing in 2,823 theaters, so it’s hardly a soft launch. It shouldn’t lose too much of its audience to Drew Barrymore’s “Going the Distance” but could get slaughtered by Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” which delivers the gratuitous thrills and carnage many might have thought they were going to get in “The American.”
In hindsight, it looks like that Wednesday launch was the best possible play.
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MTV Movie Awards round-up, Sandra Bullock collects top award

Hollywoodnews.com: What didn’t happen at this year’s MTV Movie Awards? The cable network’s kudo telecast upstaged even the Golden Globes as the award ceremony with the most hysterical moments.
Watching the show, one knew the night was off to a great start when Justin Bieber told host Aziz Ansari in his dressing room that he was there to make the girls go crazy. At which point Bieber turned on a blow dryer and dried his puppy dog ‘do.
Other highlights included Tom Cruise’s “Tropic Thunder” producer/ film executive Les Grossman foul-mouthing and gyrating to hip-hop tunes. At one point, Grossman rudely interrupted Ed Helm’s piano-rendition of “The Hangover” tune “Stu’s Song” (complete with dance routine by the film’s Ken Jeong in a leopard female bathing suit); demanding that the two immediately leave the stage.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” rallied five of the ceremony’s 12 popcorn statues. There was also an exclusive clip from “The Twilight Saga: The Eclipse” which screened to screaming fans.

Sandra Bullock became the first female recipient to receive MTV’s top honor, the Generation Award. Bullock celebrated by kissing presenter Scarlett Johansson onstage. Bullock was joined by her former co-stars Bradley Cooper and Betty White.

“Sandy, I know I’m not alone in saying I hope you know how loved you are,” said Cooper who starred with Bullock in “All About Steve, “Both for your incredible talent and for being such a humble and effervescent woman. I know you by many names: Sandra B., Sands, S Bomb, Supreme, Sausage, Sanda Duche.”
“You’re a once-in-a-generation talent,” he added. “You inspire me with the ability to shine through any darkness, and congratulations on this award.”
Bullock pulled out a piece of paper and read: “I am not dead. Number 2, everybody has cellulite, not just me. Paparazzi need more flattering lenses. Whoever established the high road and how high it was going to be should be fired. And I’ve never gone 14 days without showering, while chain-smoking while crying on the shoulder of my sweet aunt Ludie, because I shower twice a day, I don’t smoke and sweet Aunt Ludie died a year ago.”
Bullock asked Johansson why she was presenting, to which the actress replied that she was filling in for hubby Ryan Reynolds, who shared a nice slow kiss with Bullock in “The Proposal.” This set-up an awkward moment for Bullock to smooch Johansson in homage [...]

Sandra Bullock nominated for dreaded “Golden Raspberry Award”

Sandra Bullock has been voted a Worst Actress nominee for the Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in “All About Steve.” Other nominees in the nominations are Michael Bay’s “Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and Will Ferrell’s comedy “Land of the Lost,” which both picked up 7 nominations each. Other films in the “Worst Picture Nominee” field are “All About Steve,” “Old Dogs,” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”
The Razzie awards will take place the night before the Oscars at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Los Angeles.
Below are the full list of nominations:
Worst Picture:
“All About Steve”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of The Lost”
“Old Dogs”
“Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen”
(AKA “Trannies, Too”)
Worst Actor:
All Three Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers Concert Experience”
Will Ferrell, “Land of the Lost”
Steve Martin, “Pink Panther 2”
Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That”
John Travolta, “Old Dogs”
Worst Actress:
Beyonce, “Obsessed”
Sandra Bullock, “All About Steve”
Mylie Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: the Movie”
Megan Fox
“Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
Worst Supporting Actor:
Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Hugh Hefner (as Himself): “Miss March”
Robert Pattinson, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), “Land of the Lost”
Marlon Wayans, “G.I. Joe”
Worst Supporting Actress:
Candice Bergen, “Bride Wars”
Ali Larter, “Obsessed”
Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe”
Kelly Preston, “Old Dogs”
Julie White (as Mom), “Trannies, Too”
Worst Screen Couple:
Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience”
Sandra Bullock & Bradley Cooper, “All About Steve”
Will Ferrell & Any Co-Star,_Creature or “Comic Riff,” “Land of the Lost”
Shia LaBeouf & EITHER _Megan Fox OR Any Transformer, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Kristen Stewart & EITHER Robert Pattinson OR Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Worst Remake, Sequel or Rip-Off:
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of The Lost”
“Pink Panther 2” (A RIP-OFF OF A SEQUEL TO A REMAKE)
“Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen”
“Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Worst Director:
Michael Bay, “Trannies, Too”
Walt Becker, “Old Dogs”
Brad Silberling, “Land of the Lost”
Stephen Sommers, “G.I. Joe”
Phil Traill, “All Abo
Worst Screenplay:
“All About Steve,” Kim Barker
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett
“Land of The Lost,” Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas
“Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen,” Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
“Twilight Saga: New Moon,” Melissa Rosenberg
Worst Picture of the Decade:
“Battlefield Earth” (2000)
NOMINATED FOR 10 RAZZIES / “WINNER” OF 8 (INCLUDING WORST DRAMA OF OUR FIRST 25 YRS)
“Freddy Got Fingered” (2001)
NOMINATED FOR 9 RAZZIES / “WINNER” OF 5
“Gigli” (2003)
NOMINATED FOR 10 RAZZIES / “WINNER” OF 7 (INCLUDING WORST COMEDY OF OUR FIRST [...]