Tag Archives: Signs

The future is bright for Joaquin Phoenix

Here we go with another installment of my Spotlight on the Stars series. As a refresher for those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, each week I’ll look at an A-list actor/actress/filmmaker that I’d like to celebrate in some kind of a way. It could be due to[...]

The Top 10 Scariest Horror Films from the last 20 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The goal of this list is pretty simple. I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of seeing countless ‘scariest movies of all time’ lists every Halloween that basically include some combination of the same several movies. Among the movies that will not be on this list: “Psycho,”[...]

M. Night Shyamalan, at NY Comic Con, dives into “Unbreakable” sequel plans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s career has been a roller coaster ride since “The Sixth Sense” launched him into the stratosphere in 1999. Currently, he’s at the bottom of one of the ride’s assorted hills, but he might begin to climb soon enough. What contributed to the filmmaker’s decline? Well,[...]

‘Devil’ is a great old-fashioned throwback of a horror film

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: “Devil” is a deliciously old-fashioned throwback of a horror film. It is a myth, a ghost story told around a campfire, and a deliciously entertaining piece of pop entertainment. It is overly moralistic and quite heavy-handed in spots, but it succeeds in its very limited ambitions. It[...]

Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ takes the weekend with $23.8M

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: In a stupidly crowded weekend at the box office, we had four major wide releases and at least two major limited debuts. Without further ado, let’s dive in. Coming in at number one was Ben Affleck’s crime thriller “The Town.” With $23.8 million, the Affleck-directed picture out-grossed[...]

Mel Gibson still popular among moviegoers despite tabloid mishaps

HollywoodNews.com: Despite his 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant before Malibu police and his fiery conniption to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, audiences will still shell out their hard-earned dough to watch Mel Gibson on the big screen. Per the Hollywood Reporter, a “60 Minutes”/Vanity Fair poll released Monday showed that more than three-quarters of[...]

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Devil’ trailer laughed at in New York City

HollywoodNews.com: A trailer for director M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror production “Devil” was recently laughed at by a New York City audience. The trailer was attached to the “Inception” reels and on Friday night, the crowd at the 34th Street IMAX theater booed when the screen displayed “From the mind of[...]

‘Inception’ opens with $21 million, Sorcerer’s Apprentice grosses $5 million (that’s what you get for opening on Wed!)

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Right in line with the highest expectations, Chris Nolan’s Inception pulled in $21.6 million on its first full day, including $3 million in midnight sneaks. Depending on whether it plays like a general-audiences hit or a frontloaded genre picture, it could do anywhere from $55 million[...]

‘Twilight’ dominates 4th of July holiday weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com” To the surprise of no one with a pulse, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse dominated the July 4th holiday weekend, as the third installment of the popular teen-lit romantic soap opera series (IE – Moody with a Chance of Vampires) debuted with $69 million over the Fri-Sun portion[...]

Box Office Roundup: ‘Last Airbender’ debuts with $16 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The Last Airbender parlayed its devout fanbase, the marquee value of M. Night Shyamalan, and a pretty solid marketing campaign into a $16 million-grossing opening day, which includes $3 million in midnight showings. That’s the fifth-biggest opening Thursday of all time, and the fifteenth-biggest Thursday on record.[...]
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