For 20 years, audiences have viewed Tom Hanks as a nice, average Everyman. Older audiences may remember that he got his start as a drag comic and childlike goofball. Either way, it may come as a shock to think of… Continue reading Tom Hanks Has Secretly Become a Badass
As the Emmys approach this weekend, you’ll no doubt be seeing a lot of commentary on how we’re in the midst of a golden age of television, and how current movies just can’t compare. Sunday’s awards show will celebrate bold and innovative series like “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “30 Rock,” and “Louie,” while moviegoers are coming off of a summer that… Continue reading Emmys 2013: With TV on the Rise, What's Become of Movies?
Remember all the doomsaying way back when (up until about three days ago) that Brad Pitt’s zombie epic “World War Z” was doomed to be a flop?
There was all the negative buzz about the troubled production (which cost a reported $ 190 million and included extensive last-minute reshoots of a new ending), the six-month delay from its initial release date (also never a good sign), and the… Continue reading How Did 'World War Z' Beat Bad Buzz to Become Brad Pitt's Biggest Opener?
Here’s your five-day holiday box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II – $ 64.0 million
2. Skyfall – $ 51.1 million
3. Lincoln – $ 34.0 million
4. Rise of the Guardians – $ 32.6 million
5. Life of Pi – $ 30.1 million
6. Wreck-It Ralph – $ 23.0 million
7. Red Dawn – $ 22.0 million
8. Flight – $ 11.3 million
9. Silver Linings Playbook – $ 5.9 million