Tag Archives: Scott Pilgrim

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost in new “Paul” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In August, we witnessed an Edgar Wright film that didn’t prominently feature Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (for examples of the opposite formula, pop in “Shaun of the Dead” or “Hot Fuzz” and prepare to laugh). The film was “Scott Pilgrim,” and while Wright breathed radiance into[...]

“Scott Pilgrim” DVD and Blu-ray bursting with extra features

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: By most standards, Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” underperformed. Buoyed by a boatload of pre-release publicity – including a major push at San Diego’s ComiCon – the graphic novel adaptation only earned $31M this summer. The common belief was that “Scott Pilgrim” had a niche[...]

Anna Kendrick talks movies, musicals, and stalkers

HollywoodNews.com: After stealing scenes in “Twilight” and stealing hearts in “Up in the Air,” Anna Kendrick made a memorable appearance as Scott’s barista sister in boyfriend Edgar Wright’s film “Scott Pilgrim”. Now, the 25-year-old actress is all about humility. “I’ve just been really lucky to work with very good people,”[...]

Vanity Fair sending mixed messages over “Scott Pilgrim”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Will the real Vanity Fair please stand up? The contemporary culture magazine seems to be suffering from split personality lately. In July, curmudgeonly contributing editor James Wolcott hurled jabs at HollywoodNews.com and Cinematical writer Todd Gilchrist for his “earnest unreview” of Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘The Switch,’ ‘Piranha 3D,’ ‘Vampires Suck’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The late August clearance sale began for studios this weekend when no less than five wide releases opened, some of rather dubious critical distinction, but not one of them could dislodge last week’s barn -burner winner, “The Expendables” for the top spot at the box office. It’s[...]

Stallone’s “The Expendables” heading to Spike TV … eventually

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The theater-to-home-video window may be shrinking, with some studios announcing new deals to stream on Netflix months after films have had their world premieres. But the theater-to-basic-cable frame isn’t nearly as tight. Take “The Expendables,” fir instance. Sylvester Stallone’s star-studded muscle flick dominated last weekend’s box office,[...]

“Piranha 3D” makes its case for Best Picture consideration in viral clip

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Did “Piranha 3d” really kick-start 2010’s “For Your Consideration” awards campaign? Yes. Kind of. Click on over to “Funny or Die” for an amusing pitch by Adam Scott, Kelly Brook and “Hollywood treasure” Jerry O’Connell to members of the Academy on behalf of Alexandre Aja’s “Piranha” remake, which hits[...]

‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ have strong weekend multipliers

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, The Expendables and “Eat Pray Love” both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations. With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs. the[...]

Edgar Wright and Bryan Lee O’Malley on bringing ‘Scott Pilgrim’ to the screen

HollywoodNews.com: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” film director Edgar Wright sat down with Bryan Lee O’Malley–the creator of the original series of graphic novels–at Movie-Con this weekend to talk about the process of bringing the comic hero to life. Throughout filming, Wright and O’Malley stayed in contact to ensure the most[...]

‘Expendables’ explodes, ‘Eat Pray Love’ is bountiful, while ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ lacks ‘Game Genie.’

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations. With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs.[...]