Vin Diesel is talking up the next "Riddick" film and has some concept art to boot. Again I must say, I really dig the "Riddick" series. I shouldn't, but I do. Deal with it.
Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards. I just had a HEATED discussion with a good friend of mine about the pros and cons of Murphy in general. I take the negative side; I believe the Eddie Murphy that existed in the early '80s is no longer alive and that, like Nicholas Cage, he is now incapable of doing anything worthwhile. My buddy contends that the Oscars will be his moment of rejuvenation. I will say this: this is your shot, Eddie. I'm watching the Oscars no matter what; I made it through Anne Hathaway so I can make it through anything. Impress me, Eddie. Impress me and an entire generation of filmgoers that think of you as nothing more than the voice of Donkey on "Shrek."
Player Affinity discusses the lackluster summer Hollywood had and pinpoints one of the major issues. Check it out.
Flix Chatter discusses a couple of things Hollywood could learn from Steve Jobs. Well done.
Weekend Box Office Returns
Two movies got my money this week and wouldn't you know, they're this week's one-two punch. "The Debt" is definitely worth your time while "The Help" is excellent. And somehow "Shark Night 3D" made over $8 million dollars. Shame on all of you.
1. "The Help" - $14.6 million ($118.99 million total)
2. "The Debt" - $9.91M ($11.82M)
3. "Apollo 18" - $8.7M
4. "Shark Night 3D" - $8.39M
5. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - $7.9M ($160.13M)
6. "Colombiana" - $7.45M ($22.01M)
7. "Our Idiot Brother" - $5.47M ($15.7M)
8. "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - $5.14M ($16.58M)
9. "Spy Kids 4" - $4.82M ($29.22M)
10. "The Smurfs" - $4.1M ($132.05M)