Tag Archives: Owen Gleiberman

Taylor Lautner only partially at fault for “Abduction” bad reviews

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Friends and foes of The “Twilight Saga” films had their eye out for reviews of “Abduction,” the first film in which Taylor Lautner has played a leading role outside of “Twilight”, and one critical to establishing his reputation beyond the franchise. “Abduction” opened[...]

The Help is being punished for a lack of minority-driven films

HollywoodNews.com: I’m not going to get into a point-by-point rundown of why I think many of the criticisms being hurled at The Help are just-plain wrong. First of all, Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman already did just that, so I’ll merely link to his piece. Second of all, much[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Unstoppable’ to mow over competition

HollywoodNews.com: The question remains whether “Megamind” will stay afloat in the top spot this weekend or be toppled by Tony Scott’s new actioner “Unstoppable” about a runaway train filled with toxic chemicals. Box office pundits are estimating that both are vying for a photo-finish with $25 million apiece. In “Unstoppable,”[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Saw 3D’ kills ‘Paranormal 2’

HollywoodNews.com: “Saw 3D,” the final chapter in the serial killer Jigsaw franchise, will not leave quietly. The Lionsgate horror film rang up $10.7 million Friday, killing off last weekend’s fright champ “Paranormal Activity 2” at the knees for the top box office sport. To date that Paramount sequel has[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Social Network’ to add millions of friends

HollywoodNews.com: Three adult-skewing titles hit the multiplex this weekend – “The Social Network,” “Let Me In” and “Case 39.” Of the three, Sony’s “Social Network,” a biopic about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his unscrupulous ascent with the social website looks to outdistance itself from the competition with about[...]

Will Ferrell’s ‘Padre’ welcomes ‘Mama’s’ Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

HollywoodNews.com: Will Ferrell’s Spanish language comedy “Casa de mi padre” is getting very serious in its casting, attracting the talents of dramatic actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, the duo who starred together in “Y tu mama tambien.” Matt Piedmont is directing “Casa.” The film’s plot is being kept[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Knight and Day,’ ‘Grown Ups’

Hollywoodnews.com: Summer stars of former days Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz arrived this weekend to raise the box office to greater heights. However, “Toy Story 3” remains the big cheese at the multiplex having already collected $18 million yesterday for the top spot at the B.O this[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Freddy Gets Fingered

BY KEVIN CRUST As we head head into the final weekend of spring before movie summer kicks into high gear, it might be a good time to catch up with some of the releases that will soon be evicted from theaters by “Iron Man 2” and the tentpoles that follow. This[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: J-Lo, comic book action and lots of water

BY KEVIN CRUST How lackluster a week is this for new movies? A movie in its fourth week of release is likely to trump the trio of new films opening. Consider it the calm before the coming Summer storm of blockbusters, sequels and remakes. THE BACK-UP PLAN Jennifer Lopez returns to the romantic[...]