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“Larry Crowne” plays to seniors, struggles at box office

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When Universal scheduled Tom Hanks’ “Larry Crowne” opposite Michael Bay’s “Transformers” sequel as Fourth of July counterprogramming, the studio had to know that the demographics would skew older. They just didn’t know how old. With data figures indicating that 71% of the audience who bothered to[...]

This Week In Movies by Pete Hammond – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The toys are back in town and everything else this week clearly took a backseat to Michael Bay’s pyrotechnic display in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon , a movie that generated more fireworks in its last hour than any fourth of July celebration you are likely[...]

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts do better with “Larry Crowne” than their last film

HollywoodNews.com: “Larry Crowne” is not a great film and it’s not exactly creating a stampede to the box office. On Friday night, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts only mustered $4 mil at the box office. They’ll be lucky to have $16 mil in the till by Monday night. But it’s[...]

Will bad reviews matter for this weekend’s box office?

HollywoodNews.com: This weekend’s two big movies are “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (the title sounds like it’s missing “side” but maybe Pink Floyd would object) and “Larry Crowne.” They have respectively, 36% and 37% ratings on rottentomatoes.com–very bad reviews, the worst, really. Aside from Tony Scott having too much caffeine[...]

Tom Hanks UK “Larry” premiere light on star power

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Hanks is hitting the publicity trail for his second directorial effort “Larry Crowne,” which will be in U.S. theaters on July 1. The PR push began with a film premiere in London, however, where the two-time Oscar winner found himself in need of some A-list[...]

“Bad Teacher”, “Larry Crowne” kick off naughty teacher theme

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: The preview for “Bad Teacher” is currently being screened, and if you thought Cameron Diaz’ teacher role sounded similar to that of Julia Roberts’ in “Larry Crowne”, you’re right. Both films are cast with strong leading ladies who play out-of-control educators whipped into shape by the[...]

Tom Hanks teases “Larry Crowne” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Hanks’ “Larry Crowne” has to be one of the year’s most anticipated films, primarily because those of us who are huge fans of the actor’s spectacular directorial debut “The Thing You Do!” are anxious to see if the winning dra-medy was a one-hit wonder (wink[...]

Tom Hanks to present at the Oscars!

HollywoodNews.com: Two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Tom Hanks will present at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars® in 1993 and 1994 for his leading performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” He also[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Black Swan” set to soar in Savannah

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” will open the Savannah Film Festival tomorrow night, Oct. 30. The eight-day event boasts gala screenings of “Rabbit Hole,” “Blue Valentine,” “Made in[...]

Rami Malek joins “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” as vampire Benjamin

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Meet the newest member of the “Twilight” saga: Rami Malek. With credits to his name that include HBO’s “The Pacific,” “24” and Ben Stiller’s “A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” Malek will add the role of the Egyptian vampire Benjamin to his resume.[...]