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Does “Toy Story 3” success guarantee we’ll see a fourth film?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As expected, “Toy Story 3” retained the top spot at the box office in its second weekend, earning an impressive $59 million to push its overall domestic cume to an estimated $226.5 million. It edged out Adam Sandler’s ensemble comedy “Grown Ups” ($41 million) and crushed the[...]

“Back to the Future” Blu-ray details revealed!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This is the best news you’ll hear all day. Aside from the now-completed “Toy Story” trilogy, “Back the the Future” is the second-closest bid for movie-making perfection. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd brilliantly bridged the past and the present for a trio of wildly inventive tales[...]

Harry Knowles relays harrowing, near-death experience on AICN

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: What is it about film criticism that’s so detrimental to one’s health? Gene Siskel passed away before his time. Joel Siegel did, as well. The Broadcast Film Critics Association recently lamented the loss longtime movie reporter Dan Dinicola. Roger Ebert’s health battles have been well documented. And last night,[...]

Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” only for the immature at heart

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Grown Ups (** out of 4) In “Grown Ups,” five childhood friends reunite after years apart to honor the memory of their recently deceased basketball coach. We care, marginally, because they are played by “Saturday Night Live” alums and real-life pals Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob[...]

Fantastic Fest 2010 details emerge, promise unique cinema offerings

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: New details emerged this morning for the next Fantastic Fest, the Austin-based film festival that has been described by the trades as “The Geek Telluride.” The sixth annual Fest will be held Sept. 23-30, in Austin, Texas, the hub of unusual cinematic offerings. In a press release,[...]

Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz spring through patchy, enjoyable “Knight and Day”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Knight & Day (**1/2 out of 4 stars) Some films promise tidy scripts, tangible suspense, and well-earned emotional moments between properly developed characters. Other films deliver impeccable Movie Stars (capitalized for emphasis) executing heart-racing motorcycle chases through international destinations like Seville, Spain during the annual running of the[...]

Exclusive: “Knight & Day” director James Mangold — Hollywood In Ten

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s interview feature, “Hollywood In Ten,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies we love, and corners them for 10 quality minutes. James Mangold must not have received the message. Remakes and sequels are supposed to dominate the summer film season. Yet here comes the director[...]

Seth Rogen unveils first “Green Hornet” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’m not familiar with “The Green Hornet” story. The trailer for the upcoming “Green Hornet” movie, which was released online late last night, makes me feel like I’ve heard it all before. Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid, the spoiled, party animal son of media mogul Jack Reid (Tom[...]

“Fantastic Four” franchise apparently getting (yet another) reboot

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: How many times should a studio be allowed to reboot a property before they’re forced to simply pull the plug? Buried in the story over at AICN that the rumored fifth “Die Hard” film has a new title is the news nugget that the “Fantastic Four” franchise is going[...]
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