Tag Archives: Peter Travers

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Life,’ ‘Secretariat’ neck in neck

HollywoodNews.com: Despite the entry of three wide releases this weekend, Sony’s Facebook biopic “The Social Network” could beat them all. Warner Bros. drama-edy “Life As We Know It” and Disney’s femme sports drama “Secretariat” are both expected to cash in $15 million, however, “Life” could have the edge. Film[...]

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,[...]

“Twilight” sweeps top MTV Movie Awards? Is this some kind of joke?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: MTV announced the winners of its 2010 MTV Movie Awards during a tribute to “Twilight” … um, star-studded telecast last night in Los Angeles, and all I can muster the morning after is a question. Is this some kind of a joke? I know, I know. The[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Killers,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Marmaduke’

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: A soft May could turn into June gloom at the box-office if the pre-“Toy Story” (June 18) releases all fail to break out. Four new movies debut this week, but will all likely fall behind the ogre who looking to three-peat at number one. GET HIM TO THE[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Shrek” Always, but not 4ever

BY Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer fare keeps coming with nary an original idea in sight. This week’s offerings boast a distinct “Saturday Night Live” vibe, featuring a showdown between prominent alums and current cast members. SHREK FOREVER AFTER “Shrek the Third” disappointed animation fans so expectations are on hold for what is[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Hood” — #2 with an Arrow, not a Bullet

BY KEVIN CRUST Hollywoodnews.com: A return to Sherwood Forest doesn’t herald any type of rich-to-poor stimulus package so the Man in the Iron Suit will continue to control the box-office lucre. In more modest offerings, the new princess of romance is back and the Queen indulges in some romantic comedy hoop[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: The New Iron Age

BY KEVIN CRUST Stand clear everyone, the big guy has landed and the only ones brave enough to share the same weekend are a bunch of babies. Hollywood’s Summer season has officially arrived in the form of one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever. IRON MAN 2 Director Jon Favreau returns with[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Will anyone remember these “Titans”?

BY KEVIN CRUST If you measure Summer by big budget, effects-driven movies, then Summer has arrived. We have a Greek mythology remake that fits the bill and some counter-programming in the form of Hannah Montana-meets-Nicholas Sparks and a semi-annual offering from Tyler Perry. If you’re looking for something with good reviews,[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: What a “Dragon” it is getting old

BY KEVIN CRUST This is the week that “Alice” finally topples from her perch atop the box-office charts and folks in big cities will be paying even more for that third dimension. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DreamWorks Animation, which had a big hit this same weekend last year with “Monsters Vs. Aliens,”[...]