Sunday, December 19, 2010

Movie News Today

Dreamworks has picked up the rights to a comic book series called "Maintenance." The concept centers around a pair of janitors who work at a corporation that specializes in mayhem-inducing technology, like time machines and evil beasts. Think "Monsters, Inc." plus "Megamind." If done right, this could be extremely entertaining.

I would call myself a fan of Tim Burton. I don't blindly accept everything he's ever done (see: "Planet of the Apes") but I generally enjoy his take on things. That said, if there was ever proof that Burton has a niche and should stay entrenched within it, have a look at these costume designs for a now defunct adaptation of "Superman" he worked on recently. Yikes.

If you watch much TV at all and you're not into "Burn Notice," you're seriously missing out. It's insane how good this show is. Here's an interview with series creator Matt Nix that might whet your appetite.

My friend over at A Life in Equinox delivers the best and worst taglines of 2010. Well done, sir.

I hesitate to even link to this story since it'll only bring a little more attention to some absolute jackwagons, but the Council of Conservative Citizens is calling for a boycott of "Thor" because a black actor (Idris Elba) has been cast in the role of a traditionally white character. I just don't even know what to say anymore. Beating. For his part, in the same link Elba responds BEAUTIFULLY.

Weekend Box Office Returns
How do you know that your movie is doomed? A.) Your budget balloons to a reported $160 million for a romantic comedy; B.) You fail to earn ANY significant award nominations in a year when "The Tourist" garnered several Golden Globes; and C.) Your $160 million movie makes a whopping $7.6 million on opening weekend. That, my friends, is the very definition of "epic fail."

1. "Tron: Legacy" - $43.6 million
2. "Yogi Bear" - $16.7
3. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" - $12.4 ($42.76 million total)
4. "The Fighter" - $12.2 ($12.63)
5. "The Tourist" - $8.7 ($30.79)
6. "Tangled" - $8.78 ($127.82)
7. "Black Swan" - $8.3 ($15.71)
8. "How Do You Know" - $7.6
9. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" - $4.85 ($265.55)
10. "Unstoppable" - $1.8 ($77.34)

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