Tag Archives: The Switch

Melissa McCarthy is officially a comedy mega-star

‘Identity Thief’ cements Melissa McCarthy’s stardom while Side Effects clarifies Channing Tatum’s box office drawing power. Melissa McCarthy is officially a comedy mega-star. There can be little dispute of that after this weekend. Identity Thief topped the box office this weekend with an astonishing $36.5 million and I’m at[...]

This Week In Movies – “Jackass 3D,” “Red,” “Conviction”

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Box office-wise this will probably be known as the week that clearly marked the decline of western civilization. With its near stunning $50 million gross Paramount’s scatological gross-out epic “Jackass 3D” exceeded expectations on about the same level as it managed to exceed any expectation of taste.[...]

Jennifer Aniston can’t pull in the viewers for ‘Cougar Town’

HollywoodNews.com: Although Jennifer Aniston’s appearance on her best friend Courteney Cox’s show ‘Cougar Town’ was highly talked about, it didn’t do much for the show’s ratings. While ‘Modern Family’ was on the same channel before it and had 12.6 million viewers, ‘Cougar Town’ wasn’t able to hold onto more than four[...]

Miramax sale in limbo

HollywoodNews.com: Disney’s sale of Miramax Films to construction tycoon Ron Tutor looks to be going south. Variety reported that financial backers in Tutor’s $660 million bid have exited. Banks were set to finance $250-$275 million with the rest coming from Morgan Creek founder James Robinson and philanthropist Jerome Swartz, who have[...]

‘Expendables’ takes ‘Vampires’ hostage at Friday box office

HollywoodNews.com: Sylvester Stallone’s action feature of elderly mercenaries “The Expendables” lived another Friday to take the No. 1 spot at the box office with $5 million. The Lionsgate film currently counts a domestic haul of $53.4 million through eight days and edged out Fox’s new comedy entry “Vampires Suck”[...]

Jennifer Aniston is the “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week”

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston has just paid homage to her idol Barbara Streisand by dressing up as her in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The 41-year old, who stars in new film ‘The Switch,’ admires Streisand because she does everything she wants to do. In addition, in between getting a[...]

‘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.[...]

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman get poignant about ‘Switch’

HollywoodNews.com: “I hope I’m not being biased but I really think that this is his greatest performance ever. It’s hilarious, it’s also moving and heartbreaking and I just think he’s fantastic.” This is Jennifer Aniston’s high praise of her co-star Jason Bateman in the film “The Switch.” In the movie, Aniston and[...]

Jennifer Aniston WON’T be in the “Arrested Development” movie after all

By Fred Topel HollywoodNews.com: Sorry blogers, news of the Arrested Development movie has been greatly exaggerated. This weekend, reports cast Jennifer Aniston in a role in the proposed feature film of the cancelled Fox comedy series Arrested Development. It stemmed from Aniston co-starring with Jason Bateman in the film The Switch.[...]

Jennifer Aniston defends her leap into single motherhood

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston is gearing up for the release of her latest movie, “The Switch,” however at a recent press conference for the film it was her personal life that was on display. When questioned about her sudden leap into single motherhood she stated, “Women are realizing it more and more[...]