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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at the age of 54, from complications suffered from a heart attack he had in July.
Known for his big build and deep voice, Duncan was in the prime of his life. His first movie role was in 1995's Friday, and he had several small parts playing bouncers and muscle men. It wasn't until 1997's Armageddon that he had a meatier role with more lines, playing one of the rough-and-tumble drilling crew drafted into blowing up an approaching asteroid.Read Full Article »
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The ghostly hauntings documented in Paranormal Activity 4 attracted audiences for the fourth straight year in a row, with this latest installment continuing the franchise's performance of opening in first place at the box office. Ticket sales are estimated to be $30.2 million dollars this weekend for Paranormal Activity 4, which is definitely good enough to give it the top spot.Add a comment (0)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A federal Californian judge has ruled that movie studio Warner Bros. has ownership in the one-half of Superman property rights created by Joe Shuster. The ruling comes as the studio is well into post-production on its next Superman film, Man of Steel, and as a different lawsuit brought on by the other Superman co-creator heirs (Jerry Siegel) winds its own way through the courts.Add a comment (0)
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Walking Dead returned last night for its third season premiere and audiences feasted upon it.
AMC issued an announcement about how big the audience was for the premiere episode and you could practically see the smiles on the programming execs faces between the lines. It turns out that the season three Walking Dead episode attracted 10.9 million viewers, which works out to a 7.4 household rating.
Those 10.9 million viewers were the show's biggest audience ever, surpassing the second season's premiere episode by more than 50%.Add a comment (0)
Marvel Studios has spent some coin developing a live-action Ant-Man movie, slated to be directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead). Concept test footage showing scientist Scott Lang walking around in ant-sized form was shown to a packed house at this year's San Diego Comic Con, and it got a favorable reaction from the crowd.Add a comment (2)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
For the second weekend in a row Taken 2 is the #1 movie at the box office. With a modest drop of 54% and $22.5 million dollars in new ticket sales, Taken 2's total North American gross now stands at $86.7 million dollars.
Compared with the first Taken, Taken 2 is still $35 million bucks away from besting the first movie's B.O. However, the film's international grosses have been higher than with the first Taken, and as such it' already into the black.
Ben Affleck has his new movie Argo open this weekend, and it did rather well. Argo opened with $20.1m and as such falls neatly into spot #2.Add a comment (0)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Even though the network hasn't decided to pick it up as a series, NBC has made the announcement that it will broadcast the pilot of Mockingbird Lane on October 26. A reimagining of the classic 1960s series The Munsters, which centered on a family of monsters that lived in a creepy suburban neighborhood home, Mockingbird Lane will air before a new episode of Grimm on the peacock network that night.Add a comment (0)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It hasn't been a secret that Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have been trying to make a Jurassic Park 4. Nor is it a secret that way back in 2005 they were tinkering around with a JP4 story that would have seen cloned dinosaurs created with a mixture of human DNA, thus giving us terrifying new creatures that were part dinosaur and part human.Add a comment (0)
Monday, October 8, 2012
Back in June and shortly after the release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the online discussion circled around how much of the movie's screenplay was changed by Damon Lindelof, one of the creators of Lost. Scott had brought in Lindelof to rework Jon Spaihts first draft of the film.Add a comment (0)
It's no secret that Marvel Studios and director Joss Whedon are hard at work planning out the storyline for what happens in The Avengers 2. May 2015 seems like it's far away right now but when you break it down Whedon and his crew only have 12 or so months to iron out the movie sequel's story, figure out how these characters integrate into all their own individual movie franchises and pick which new Marvel superheroes (and villains) will be included in Avengers 2.Add a comment (2)
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Taken 2 is a hit. In its opening weekend the action-thriller sequel opened to an estimated $50 million dollars domestic. Compare that with the $24.7m that the first Taken movie grossed in its opening weekend back in 2009, and now the early results of Taken 2 look pretty damn good.Add a comment (0)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The first explosive trailer for the fifth Die Hard movie, titled A Good Day to Die Hard, has been released. Expect to see the trailer start to run in theaters tomorrow, but for those of us online and eager to see what a 57-year-old John McClane (Bruce Willis to the rest of us) looks like 'sploding things up, here it is.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When a photograph showing former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe shows up with the actor sprouting a pair of devil-like horns on the top of his brow, a sensationalistic headline can't be very far behind.Add a comment (0)
Monday, October 1, 2012
After the gamble two years ago to inject new blood into the Academy Awards show failed to materialize in critical or commercial success, the producers of the event have decided to place their bet on someone edgier. It turns out that individual is Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Fox's Family Guy cartoon series as well as American Dad and The Cleveland Show. Let's also not forget that MacFarlane's first foray into motion pictures, Universal's Ted movie, made over $200 million dollars at the box office this past summer.Add a comment (2)
Friday, September 28, 2012
Details have finally emerged about Ridley Scott's Prometheus home video release. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing two different releases to consumers, a 2-disc Blu-ray combo pack and a 4-disc collector's edition pack.Add a comment (0)
The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in director Christopher Nolan's Batman movie trilogy will arrive on store shelves on December 4, 2012. Warner Bros. will be releasing the film on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, and there will also be a special limited edition "bat pod" box set for Bat-collectors to add to their collection.Add a comment (0)