Tag Archives: Watchmen

“Cars 2” soars with $68 million over the weekend

HollywoodNews.com: To the surprise of no one, a Pixar picture topped the box office in its debut weekend, making it 12/12 since 1995. Cars 2 (or as I like to call it: “Finally, a Pixar movie that won’t make you violently sob in front of your children!”) weathered[...]

“Green Lantern” Opens with $52 million Weekend Box Office

HollywoodNews.com: When is a $52 million three-day opening a genuine disappointment? Well, in the world of box office, all things are relative. And when it comes to opening weekend, the quality and estimated staying power has to be taken into account. Green Lantern debuted at number one[...]

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” franchise wins with $24.4 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: In a somewhat surprising result, the heavily-advertised action-fantasy Sucker Punch (teaser/trailer) did not top the box office this weekend, losing a close race to the lower-profile but popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was number one for the[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – “Sucker Punch”

By Pete Hammond If you disliked the film as much as I did (and three quarters of the nation’s “critics” agree with me according to Rotten Tomatoes) certainly the temptation is there to come up with every possible variation on Sucker Punch’s ill-conceived title. I felt “sucker-punched” after seeing[...]

“Sucker Punch” posters latest from Alamo’s Mondo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Mondo, the art boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, has been busy catering to geek cinema fanatics who like to bring a piece of the movie-going experience home with them. Recently, Mondo collaborated with Duncan Jones to commemorate his debut film, “Moon,” and his anticipated follow-up, “Source Code.” Today,[...]

Zack Snyder teases “Sucker Punch”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Before Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”) can move on to the Superman franchise, he’s got to shepherd his latest picture into theaters. That would be “Sucker Punch,” a film we’ve been hearing about since Snyder and his crew brought footage to ComicCon last summer. The writer-director has described[...]

Academy to discuss the future of motion pictures at ‘Where Do We Go from Here?’ program

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore what could be in the future for motion pictures in “Where Do We Go from Here?” The program will be presented by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council and hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker. “Where Do We Go from Here?”[...]

This Week In Movies – “Megamind,” “Due Date,” “For Colored Girls”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: For the third time this year Dreamworks Animation has scored strongly at the boxoffice in their continuing challenge to Disney and Pixar to top the ‘toon parade. “Megamind,” a really funny twist on the superhero genre featuring the voices of Will Farrell, Tina Fey[...]

Darren Aronofsky helming the “Wolverine” sequel?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is another innovative, high-profile filmmaker about to board a successful superhero franchise? Shortly after it was revealed that “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder would helm a “Superman” film conceived and produced by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”), Vulture is now reporting that Darren Aronofsky “entered into negotiations” to direct[...]

Aronofsky added to “Superman” list as Affleck bows out

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The list of directors in the running to direct the planned “Superman” reboot lost a key name but picked up another. Ben Affleck, currently receiving kudos for his second directorial effort “The Town,” has taken his name out of contention, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The article notes[...]
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