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Fox/WB Watchmen Settlement: The Invisible Hand

Fox and Warner Brothers have settled their dispute over Watchmen distribution rights, with Fox getting $10 million and a 5-8% revenue share for the highly anticipated Warner Brothers release. The studios released this joint statement today: “Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox have resolved their dispute regarding the rights to the upcoming motion picture “Watchmen” […]

Friday Box Office: Gran Torino Takes Off

Kudos to Clint Eastwood: he is poised for his best opening weekend of his career. The grisly actor-director, who has suggested this may be his last performance in front of the camera, sure knows how to go out on top if that’s the case. According to SlashFilm, Gran Torino made $10 million on Friday alone, […]

Warner Brothers Drops All DC Comic Movies

OK, so it’s not as drastic as the title sounds, but what is the deal with Warner Brothers all of a sudden? There is some major mismanagement going on with this company. The Dark Knight is a major success, basically heralding in a new era of darker, more compelling comic book movie adaptations. Not too […]

The 10 Best Comedies of 2008

2008 was a good year for comedies, and this coming from a guy who rates comedies as the least desirable genre. I actually do really enjoy comedies, but I like action flicks and depressing dramas much, much more. But in the absence of really great dramas, this genre rose up to truly deliver…. In Bruges […]

The Dumbest Movie Moments of 2008

Yahoo!Movies posted a great list today of the dumbest movie moments of 2008. Their #1 spot goes to the “Nuking the Fridge” moment in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which I have to admit is one of the most embarrassing and deflating moments in cinematic history. Why does Spielberg have the […]

30 Movies to See in 2009

2009 is almost upon us, and with it comes another year of hopeful movies looking to stretch the box office, entertain audiences and, in most cases, also appeal to critics. Some will exceed expectations, and some will fail miserably. It’s impossible to tell at such an early stage, but here are 25 movies that one […]

Disney Drops Narnia 3 Like a Bad Habit

Following the so-so box office results for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Walt Disney had decided to pull out of distributing for the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Hollywood Reporter says, “Disney and Walden Media confirmed Tuesday that for budgetary and logistical reasons the Burbank-based studio is not […]

Michael Crichton’s Death Kills Jurassic Park 4

Jurassic Park 4 is dead, long live Jurassic Park. With the death of popular author Michael Crichton a few weeks back, producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy announced that the movie, which has been in development hell for years, is officially dead. So said Kennedy: “No… I don’t know. You know, when Crichton passed away, […]

The Dark Knight Returns to Theaters

Warner Brothers announced today that The Dark Knight, which can only be described as a complete and utter success, will be re-released to theaters on January 23, 2009, with the dual intent of cashing in just a little more on the Batman franchise and reminding Oscar voters just how damn good this movie really is. […]

Holiday Movie Guide: 15 Movies to See in December 2008

It’s already December. Can you believe it? I can’t. Since you don’t have anything better to do, you might as well go out to theaters and check out some of the exciting new movies that are being released (or have already been released). Below is my list of must-see movies for December 2008: The Curious […]

Is This True? Ridley Scott to Make Monopoly Game Movie?

Every once in a while, a story comes along that just leaves you scratching your head. If it had been announced by some random blog or rumor website, one could dismiss it as pure conjecture – silly conjecture at that – and go on with their lives. But the story came from The Hollywood Reporter, […]

The Green Hornet… A comedy?

Fans were already apprehensive with the casting of Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet, one of the world’s oldest superheroes, and now they have a reason to be downright upset. With the hiring of director Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), it sounds like the movie is headed back towards being more of a […]

Year of the Fish (2008) Movie Review

When hearing that Year of the Fish is a modern-day Cinderella story, that’s not a cue to take your children to it. After all, the movie is about a Chinese immigrant named Ye Xian (An Nguyen) who finds herself working for and in debt to the owner of a massage parlor – in actuality a […]

Can you watch movies for 120 hours straight?

My contacts over at Electric Artists alerted me to this ridiculously insane event: the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship. What is the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship, you ask? Well, it’s a laid back event where all you have to do is watch movies, and lots of ‘em. Easy peesy, you say, while chuckling and […]

10 Movies to See in September 2008

It’s September, which means that the summer movie season is officially over and the crap of Hollywood can make it to the big screen. September is historically a bad month for movies, as kids return to school, vacations end and people scramble for the remnants of good weather. This is also the perfect time for […]
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