Sunday, April 24, 2011

Movie News Today

John C. Reilly has been offered the role of Haymitch in "The Hunger Games." I love me some Reilly but...honestly not sure how I feel about this. This is the most important role in the movie outside of the lead and this is definitely not the path I would expect. Interesting.

In today's "Hobbit" news, one of the dwarfs dropped out (sad) but Ian Holm has officially been added as an older Bilbo. Yay!

In other "Hobbit" news, Peter Jackson has written a Facebook note regarding the writing of the script. Awesome.

Movie Critical has an early review of "Thor." Can't wait for this myself, though less because of the movie itself and more because its debut means the beginning of the end that was the nuclear winter of 2010's movie calendar and the after effects that have lasted till now. Check it out!

Weekend Box Office Returns
1. "Rio" - $26.8 million ($81.26 million total)
2. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" - $25.75
3. "Water for Elephants" - $17.5
4. "Hop" - $12.46 ($100.5)
5. "Scream 4" - $7.15 ($31.16)
6. "African Cats" - $6.4
7. "Soul Surfer" - $5.6 ($28.66)
8. "Insidious" - $5.38 ($44.18)
9. "Hanna" - $5.28 ($31.72)
10. "Source Code" - $5.06 ($44.66)


  1. It amazes me that the Madea movie is even in the top 100.

  2. Absolute truth right there. Slow death of American cinema.

  3. Yay for Ian Holmes! Though that one scene when he's giving the mithril to Frodo is one of the creepiest scenes in LOTR, literally made me jump out of my seat!!

  4. No doubt, super creepy! Made me jump the first...and second...and maybe third time I saw it.


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