Poor Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Any other week, the estimated $ 34.6 million opening of their R-rated comedy “Get Hard” would be a huge coup. Instead, they had to settle for coming in a distant second to a surprise kiddie cartoon smash about a little girl and an inept alien.
“Home,” the fourth film from DreamWorks… Continue reading The 7 Secret Weapons Behind 'Home's' Astonishing Box Office Success
Ever since Drafthouse Films decided to re-release an old 1981 film called Roar, folks have been buzzing. Billed as one of the most dangerous movies ever made, this crazy long-lost experiment — directed by Noel Marshall and starring Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith — is unlike any movie you’ve ever seen.
Why? Well, maybe the 100 real-life wild animals (most of them… Continue reading Watch: 'Roar,' The Story Behind the Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival kicks off this week, and one film screening there is a documentary called Raiders!, tracking one duo’s attempt to complete a lifelong project that began back in 1982: to film a shot-for-shot recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. For Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, the project began when they were around 11 years old and continued for seven… Continue reading Watch: Meet the Guys Behind the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Was everyone in a tryptophan coma this weekend from eating too much turkey? Is that why no one went to the movies?
Expectations were high for this Thanksgiving weekend’s box office. After all, it’s the long weekend that kicks off the holiday box office season, complete with action blockbusters and family-friendly movies alike. Last year, Thanksgiving weekend saw “The Hunger… Continue reading Box Office: What's Behind the Thanksgiving Box Office Slump?
The Mule may not be the type of movie you’d expect from Leigh Whannell, who wrote Saw, Dead Silence and Insidious and has cowriter, costar and executive producer credits here. It’s not a horror movie, rather it’s a crime thriller (and dark comedy) about a simple man trapped in a hotel room by police officers who are trying to get him to evacuate the… Continue reading Leigh Whannell Talks the True Story Behind 'The Mule,' Writing Its Grossest Scene, and More