Sunday, January 30, 2011

Movie News Today

Javier Bardem has been offered a role in the next "Bond" movie. It's unknown whether or not the role is that of a villain but if it is, you'd have to think it could end up being the best in the history of the "Bond" franchise. Could be a bit too soon after his iconic turn in "No Country for Old Men," though.

Henry Cavill has been cast as the lead in Zack Snyder's "Superman" reboot. Not going to lie, I'm not happy about this choice. Nothing against Cavill, he may be a fine actor. I think Snyder (and producer Christopher Nolan) is missing a golden opportunity, however, to reinvent the superhero genre by going with an older Superman, namely John Hamm. Hamm IS Superman and the idea of an aging hero would have worked beautifully in my mind. This is a less than inspired choice for me.

NPR gives us an article about why seeing a movie in a theater is still the best choice. It isn't the most well-written article I've ever read but the point is clear.

The SAG Awards were tonight and the best moment of the evening was the presentation of the Life Achievement Award to the amazingly peppy, 94 year old Ernest Borgnine. The presentation was classy, the slide show was relevant, and the acceptance speech should be the example for such matters. Congratulations, Ernie. One of the coolest guys in Hollywood.

Weekend Box Office Results
1. "The Rite" - $15.01 million
2. "No Strings Attached" - $13.65 ($39.74 million total)
3. "The Mechanic" - $11.5
4. "The Green Hornet" - $11.5 ($78.8)
5. "The King's Speech" - $11.1 ($72.22)
6. "True Grit" - $7.6 ($148.39)
7. "The Delimma" - $5.48 ($40.63)
8. "Black Swan" - $5.1 ($90.7)
9. "The Fighter" - $4.05 ($78.37)
10. "Yogi Bear" - $3.17 ($92.51)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.