Tag Archives: Going the Distance

Good Films you missed – 13 Assassins, The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Warrior

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it’s about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow. Some got rave reviews and wide releases but stiffed at the box office while some never[...]

Leighton Meester at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: Leighton Meester will be seen in Shana Feste’s “Country Strong” co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Julian Farino’s “The Oranges,” Christian E. Christiansen’s “The Roommate,” and Thomas Bezucha’s “Monte Carlo.” Her previous credits include Nanette Burstein’s “Going the Distance”; Shawn Levy’s “Date Night”; Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day”; Jeff Fisher’s[...]

‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ comes in an obvious first-place finish

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I honestly can’t figure out for the life of me why there was only one new release this weekend, especially when there are four wide releases next weekend. But be it fear of opening a film on the weekend of September 11th, concerns about getting your press[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘The American,’ ‘Machete,’ ‘Going the Distance’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Does this week in movies symbolize the industry’s fond farewell to its megabuck summer blockbuster season or the first blast of the more prestigious and thoughtful Fall movies? Seems it was a little of both with George Clooney’s euro-centric , deliberately paced “thriller”, The American taking the[...]

‘The American’ grosses a predictable $16.4 million over holiday

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Despite stupidly opening on a Wednesday (and siphoning off $3 million before the traditional opening weekend), “The American” grossed a completely predictable $13 million over three days and $16.4 million over the four-day holiday. This is no less than the ninth George Clooney vehicle to open to[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Machete,’ ‘American’ vs. Drew Barrymore

HollywoodNews.com: This is it. The end of the summer box office season and three releases aimed at three different demos are set to split their cash evenly at $15 million apiece per media pundits. Leading the fray is Robert Rodriguez/Ethan Maniquis’ high-octane actioner “Machete” starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro,[...]

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[...]

Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt circling Diablo Cody’s zombie comedy?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After “Jennifer’s Body,” I’m not sure I’m excited to hear the name “Diablo Cody” associated with a horror script … and yet, this news is intriguing. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are “loosely” attached to “Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament,” according to Pajiba. Cody, who rose to prominence (and[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Last Exorcism,’ ‘Flipped’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Last February in the heart of the Academy campaign voting season I moderated a few post-screening Q&A sessions with “Avatar” director James Cameron and various crew members. As we spoke beforehand one night in the lobby of 20th Century Fox’s Zanuck Theatre Cameron was bemoaning[...]

Drew Barrymore began to look like Christina Applegate

HollywoodNews.com: Drew Barrymore and Christina Applegate play sisters in ‘Going The Distance’ and luckily, Barrymore thinks the two started to resemble each other which makes it all the more believable. Barrymore thought Applegate ended up being cast perfectly because they “started to really look alike,” reports Digital Spy. The actress was[...]
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