Sunday, February 20, 2011

Movie News Today

Hailee Steinfeld, the breakout star of "True Grit", will return to the screen in an adapatation of "Forgotten," a sci-fi-like story about a girl who can see the future but can't remember anything about the past.

I'm not a big fan of Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge") but "The Great Gatsby" is one of my favorite books of all time. So I'm not sure what side of the "will I see it or won't I" argument concerning Luhrmann's production of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. What might make the difference? The inclusion of 3D. Meh.

In other news, Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Sky High") has officially joined "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"; Mila Kunis may play the Wicked Witch in "Oz, The Great and Powerful" which unfortunately won't star Robert Downey, Jr.; and Guillermo Del Toro's take on "Pinocchio" will soon begin production. I've missed a lot this weekend.

The trailer for "Apollo 18" just hit and while it might be a little more horror and a little less sci-fi than I'd personally like, this is a seriously cool idea. Check it out.

Weekend Box Office Results
1. "Unknown" - $21.77 million
2. "I Am Number Four" - $19.5
3. "Gnomeo and Juliet" - $19.4 ($50.42 million total)
4. "Just Go With It" - $18.2 ($60.76)
5. "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" - $17
6. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" - $13.6 ($48.47)
7. "The King's Speech" - $6.57 ($103.29)
8. "The Roommate" - $4.1 ($32.69)
9. "The Eagle" - $3.56 ($15.04)
10. "No Strings Attached" - $3.12 ($66.03)


  1. I would be hard pressed to find a worse movie for 3D than The Great Gatsby. That's a really bad idea.

    Sorry, Apollo 18 doesn't pass the smell test. No way to keep another Saturn V launch and moon mission a secret.

  2. Sometimes you just have to suspend reality. :)


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