May 08, 2014

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“Underworld: Awakening” has a new trailer

HollywoodNews.com: After a detour into ‘new director’ and ‘new star’ prequel land, it appears that the Underworld series is returning to its.. uh… roots? Anyway, Kate Beckensale and director Len Wiseman are back, for those of you who care about such things. I will say that I saw this trailer before Fright Night and the 3D work was pretty solid, and the images were suitably brightened up so you could actually see what was going on (unlike Fright Night, which was like watching a VHS copy-of-a-copy taped off of an antenna-feed UHF airing). The film also looks like it has been shot with the brightest blue filter ever created for cinema. I had not seen any of the Underworld films until just a couple months ago.

How bad is the first Underworld? Well, not only is it an insanely long 134 minutes, it was so dull and uninspired that I have thus far resisted my OCD-completest urge to rent the rest of the franchise. It’s hard, strolling through Blockbuster with my mail-order DVD/Blu Ray rental… with the other two films in the franchise just sitting there on the shelf. I have thus far resisted, and hopefully I can stay strong. If you’ve seen any of the sequels, are they worse than the original? Anyway, this one comes out January 20th, 2012. As always, we’ll see. Well, you’re see. I certainly will not see.
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This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – Hollywood’s 3D August clearance sale or call it a disaster

By Pete Hammond
HollywoodNews.com: Call it Hollywood’s 3D August clearance sale or call it a disaster but what ever way you look at it the glut of new movies unleashed this week pretty much tanked. When a small drama about black maids in the racially-tinged South of the 1960’s in its second weekend wipes the floor over brand new big genre action and family movies It may be time for Hollywood to think again just what it is that audiences want these days?
The Help’s success might give them a clue. Dropping just 20% in its second weekend and moving from number two to number one, this well-reviewed social drama based on the best-selling novel made an estimated $20 million and now is up to $71 million after nearly two weeks in theatres. This should easily hit $150 million or more and gain year end awards attention. The quartet of new movies also had to deal with the continuing strength of 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes which did an estimated $16.3 million in its third weekend and a sterling $134 million so far .
So what went wrong with the newbies, nearly all in 3D and fighting for those screens in order to goose ticket sale totals due to the increased price of those tickets? It’s a case of deja view or been there-seen that on the part of audiences I think. I mean Hollywood isn’t even bothering to change the names anymore or add a roman numeral next to it. Forget the fact we’ve seen Conan The Barbarian(1982) and its 1984 sequel Conan The Destroyer along with countless ripoffs of the initial Schwarzenegger success, Lions Gate just finds another muscle guy, dusts it off and releases it as , you guessed it, Conan The Barbarian. Arnold was at least a star. This new guy, Jason Momoa they probably found in a gym in Hawaii (he is gaining traction in HBO’s Game of Thrones though). Been there-Seen that. Arnold we forgive you your trespasses , come back please. So what do the studios throw at this Conan reboot for competition? Fright Night. Forget that we already had this Fright Night in 1985 followed by its sequel Fright Night Part II four [...]

Colin Farrell Discusses His Son’s Angelman Syndrome

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Colin Farrell appeared on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Thursday night to promote his film, ‘Fright Night’. On the show, Colin opened up about his son’s Angelman Syndrome.
Colin’s son, James, 7, was diagnosed with the syndrome, which according to Colin, affects one in 30,000 children. Since it’s a rare syndrome, Colin said “there’s not that much funding because it doesn’t benefit pharmaceutical companies,” according to OK Magazine.
The father of two asked those who wanted to help, to visit CureAngelman.org, and make a donation. “James started walking just short of his 4th birthday and doesn’t have any verbal speech, but Colin made sure to say that his boy is a ‘a really happy boy’.”
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Colin Farrell bears his fangs in “Fright Night” photos

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We’ve always kind of assumed that Colin Farrell was a bloodsucking creature of the night, so it’s comforting that these new images confirm what we’ve …
What’s that? They’re from a movie?
Oh. Never mind.
Farrell, in fact, is playing a vampire named Jerry in Craig Gillespie’s “Fright Night,” from DreamWorks Studios.
The picture – a remake of Tom Holland’s beloved 1985 comedy — also stars Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Kick-Ass”) and Toni Collette. The plot’s pretty simple. A vamp moves in next door to a high school cool kid and causes all sorts of troubles. Today, the studio released a handful of new images, which we’ve posted below.
“Fright Night” will be in theaters in August. Keep it tuned here for updates as they come!

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