‘The Town’ Trailer

18 Jul

Ben Affleck is really starting to make a name for himself behind the camera.  The first trailer from his newest film, The Town, is no exception.  He co-writes, directs and stars in the film.  Chris Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively and Jon Hamm round out this exciting cast.


Weekend Box Office Results 7/18/10

18 Jul

Great word-of-mouth combined with a all-star cast, not to mention one of the smartest directors of the last decade, all helped to boost Inception to the top of this weekend’s box office.  Leonardo DiCaprio received his highest opening weekend numbers to date with the film.

The other new release, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, failed to win over viewers and couldn’t even bring in $20 million.  For a film that had a budget estimated at $150 million, the numbers are anything but promising.

Box Office Mojo’s Top 10 Box Office Estimates for 7/16-7/18:

1. Inception – $60.4 million
2. Despicable Me – $32.7 million
3. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – $17.3 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $13.5 million
5. Toy Story 3 – $11.7 million
6. Grown Ups – $10 million
7. The Last Airbender – $7.4 million
8. Predators – $6.8 million
9. Knight & Day – $3.7 million
10. The Karate Kid – $2.2 million

R.I.P. James Gammon

18 Jul


James Gammon, probably best known as Coach Lou Brown in the ‘Major League’ films, has died. 

Gammon is a veteran of the stage and screen alike, having been in the business for over 40 years.  Apart from his role in Major League, he had a successful run on the CBS drama, Nash Bridges.  Some of his other works included the TV show The Waltons as well as films such as Cold Mountain and Appaloosa.  

Gammon, who died on Friday at the age of 70, had been battling cancer at the time of his death.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

New Movie Friday 7/16/10

16 Jul

What are you doing this weekend?  Want to check out a new movie?

Here is what’s new in theaters on Friday 7/16/10:

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel
                                                                 Jon Turteltaub (director)
                                                                *Released Wednesday 7/14


Inception – Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard
                          Christopher Nolan (director)


Standing Ovation – Kayla Jackson, Alexis Biesiada
                                              Stewart Raffill (director)
                                              *Limited Release

DVD Release Tuesday 7/13/10

13 Jul

So all of you hard-core movie fans out there know what every Tuesday is, right?  It is new DVD release day.  I look forward to this day every week and I always have my Netflix set up ahead of time to make sure I get the newest flicks that are out there.  Here’s a short list of what is coming out today:

The Bounty Hunter – Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler
Chloe – Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried
Formosa Betrayed – James Van Der Beek
Greenberg – Ben Stiller
Our Family Wedding – America Ferrara, Forest Whitaker
The Greatest – Pierce Brosnan, Carey Mulligan


Psych – Season 4
Saving Grace – The Final Season
White Collar – Season 1
Ally McBeal – Season 3
The Lucy Show – Season 2

Weekend Box Office Results 7/11/10

11 Jul

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse wasn’t able to claim a second week atop the box office this weekend.  The animated film, Despicable Me, took that honor with a very healthy $60+ million.

Predators did well with over $25 million, which was good enough for third place on the charts.  Eclipse did have a smaller second week decrease than its predecessor, New Moon, so Summit will be happy about that.  The Last Airbender and Grown Ups each reached the $100 million mark this weekend as well.

Box Office Mojo’s Top 10 Box Office Estimates for 7/09-7/11:

1. Despicable Me – $60.1 million
2. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $33.4 million
3. Predators – $25.3 million
4. Toy Story 3 – $22 million
5. The Last Airbender – $17.1 million
6. Grown Ups – $16.4 million
7. Knight & Day – $7.8 million
8. The Karate Kid – $5.7 million
9. The A-Team – $1.8 million
10. Cyrus – $1.3 million

New Movie Friday 7/09/10

9 Jul

What are you doing this weekend?  Want to check out a new movie?

Here is what’s new in theaters on Friday 7/09/10:

Despicable Me – Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig (Voices)
                                     Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin (directors)


 Predators – Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo
                           Nimrod Antal (director)


The Kids Are All Right – Julianne Moore, Annette Benning
                                                        Lisa Cholodenko (director)
                                                       *Limited Release