Sunday, May 8, 2011

Movie News Today

Michael Fassbender continues his run as one of Hollywood's hottest names, having entered into talks to join Danny Boyle's newest project, "Trance."

Matt Damon may star and debut as director for "Father Daughter Time." It's about time he stepped behind the camera. Slacker.

A week or two ago, I was pretty intrigued by the idea of a Tarantino spaghetti western. That intrigue has been redoubled by the news that Tarantino is after Will Smith to star.

Steven Spielberg is working on the completion of the cast for his upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic and what a cast it is: Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Bruce McGill, John Hawkes, and many more. Wow.

Celluloid Zombie reposts a column he did a year ago to honor Star Wars Day. I'm always happy to pass along a "Star Wars" link even if it is a repost!

Fandango Groovers Movie Blog presents A Life in Movies. Very cool. Check it out.

Weekend Box Office Results
Big money for "Thor" but maybe not quite what was expected. My midnight showing was about half empty. I did love, however, how at least one national media outlet reported that this movie, "beat out Mel Gibson" for the weekend lead. Really? Considering "The Beaver" was extremely limited and obviously nowhere near the top 10, maybe it's a little much to say "Thor" "edged it out." Dumb. Also, my thoughts on the "Hoodwinked" sequel being completely and totally unnecessary and unwanted were clearly true. Epic failure.

1. "Thor" - $66 million
2. "Fast Five" - $32.52 ($139.85 million total)
3. "Jumping the Broom" - $13.7
4. "Something Borrowed" - $13.16
5. "Rio" - $8.2 ($114.9)
6. "Water for Elephants" - $5.6 ($41.61)
7. "Tyler Perry's Whatever" - $3.9 ($46.81)
8. "Prom" - $2.43 ($7.8)
9. "Soul Surfer" - $2.1 ($36.68)
10. "Hoodwinked Too!" - $1.88 ($6.71)


  1. I just watched a movie called EDEN LAKE, and if anyone needs more proof that MICHAEL FASSBENDER is a great actor, they should watch this. He's brilliant!

  2. The guy kind of came out of nowhere. I'm not sure that Inglourious Basterds wasn't my first interaction with the guy and all of a sudden he's EVERYWHERE. Awesome actor. He's going to ROCK as Magneto...


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