The biggest mystery facing Sherlock Holmes: how come he was so ho-hum at the box office this weekend? ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ was the weekend’s top movie, with an estimated $ 40 million opening, but its performance was underwhelming considering it was expected to score as much as $ 60 million. Similarly, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ disappointed despite an estimated $ 23.5 million, second-place debut, since it… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Weak 'Sherlock Holmes,' Chipmunks Lead, But 'Mission: Impossible' Steals Thunder
Going into tonight’s annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards, there was certainly a lot of opinions that Alexander Payne’s The Descendants would be cleaning house, being that it was nominated in the most categories, but when the dust settled, the well-reviewed box office success was left with not a single award despite many Oscar prognosticators having it as a frontrunner for a Best Picture Oscar.
Instead, Mike… Continue reading Beginners & Tree of Life Lead Surprise Gotham Wins
Warrior and Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton — who recently appeared in the remake of John Carpenter’s classic,The Thing — is in talks for a part in the 300 sequel, Battle of Artemisia. The action vehicle is based on Zack Snyder’s script — which he co-wrote with Kurt Johnstad — and is being directed by Noam Murro (Smart People), inspired by Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel… Continue reading 'Warrior' and 'The Thing' Star Joel Edgerton Offered Lead Role in '300: Battle of Artemisia'