Movie News Monday for November 15, 2010!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYBODY!!! I honestly wish it was still the weekend. Are weekends shrinking?! Seems like it. Well, just as at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold, even so, at the end of every weekend is a fun segment here called “MOVIE NEWS MONDAY!!” Welcome to this week’s edition of “MNM!” What is “Movie News Monday!!” all about? “MNM!” is the place to visit every Monday for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! Keeping you updated on movies being released, actors/actresses in roles, dvd releases to keep a lookout for, which movie won in the box office over the weekend, etc! Enjoy!

This Just In!!…

#1- “Weekend Box Office Winner.” Well, my spider-sense apparently needs a little bit of calibration! My predictions last week did not come true. (Although, I wasn’t off by that much). I still managed to pick the top 5, just in a different order. Much to my surprise, Megamind won the box office this past weekend for the SECOND weekend in a row. Congratulations to Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey once again! The last animated feature to win the box office two weekends in a row was Toy Story 3 back in the end of June. Here are my predictions (posted on last week’s “Movie News Monday!”) vs. the actual weekend box office numbers.

 Congrats again to Megamind!

(ScarletSp1der’s note: Noticed that none of you readers were bold enough to post any predictions of your own last week.) Here are my predictions for this next weekend! I challenge you to post yours! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Next Three Days, Megamind, Unstoppable, and Due Date.

#2- “Green Means Go.” Recent news about the Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds has been rather slow in coming lately. But you may want to be in front of your tv Tuesday according to the clip I have for you below. Here’s some pre-footage and movie scenes for the upcoming superhero flick from D.C. The Green Lantern is scheduled for release on June 17, 2011.

#3- “Gnomeo’s cast.” After posting the teaser trailer for the upcoming film Gnomeo and Juliet a few weeks back (posted HERE), I thought it’d be great for you to know who is actually featured in the film. This animated, gnome-themed, retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet will showcase the vocal talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Patrick Stewart, Jason Statham, Dolly Parton, Hulk Hogan, and, yes, Sir Michael Caine! Quite the star-studded cast! Gnomeo and Juliet is set to release in February 2011.

#4- “No ‘Wolverine 2‘!” What?!?!! Relax. There will be a Wolverine sequel, it’s just that the title will not be Wolverine 2! Director Darren Aronofsky has chosen to exclude the “2” from the title of the Marvel superhero’s second film. That would have essentially made the title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2! (Say that 5 times fast!) Instead, the title for the upcoming movie starring Hugh Jackman is simply The Wolverine. I like that title. Aronofsky explained that rather than being a “traditional sequel,” The Wolverine is a “one-off.” As long as the story is accurate and the special effects and CGI are better in The Wolverine than in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, then I will be glad!

#5- “Blu-ray release for Tuesday 11-16-10.” M. Night Shyamalan’s summer release The Last Airbender releases tomorrow on Blu-ray. Many fans of the cartoon series saw this film as a great disappointment, expecting something different. Many more fans of M. Night (the few that remain in the world) also saw this one as a disappointment, expecting something different. I say, give it a shot. Several months back I posted a poll asking if this movie really was THAT bad…results= 50/50. Check it out if you wish.

Honorable Mentions:

  1. Paul Giamatti and President Bill Clinton confirmed for cameos in The Hangover2
  2. Zac Efron will NOT be the star in the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced-live-action version of Akira. (Whew!)
  3. Underworld producer Len Wiseman (director of the first 2) has chosen directors for Underworld 4…Swedish directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stei.
  4. Red Riding Hood, starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie, and more. Also produced by Leonardo DiCaprio releases in March 2011. Here is a teaser pic of Seyfried as the title character.

Well! That’s the news for today! Be sure to vote for your favorite Harrison Ford movie before the poll closes tomorrow! Click HERE.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday”


  1. I post box office predictions in my Open Bar post every Thursday (only openings)

    – Unstoppable: $23.5 million. I underestimated with $21 million only. This movie continues to show that Denzel Washington is still a major movie star.
    – Skyline: $11.7 million. I knew this Sy-Fy channel-like movie wasn’t going to do as well as so many predicted but even I gave it too much props at $16 million. Still, it’s a pretty big financial success for Universal because it was made on a tiny budget
    – Morning Glory (5-day): $12.2 million. Overestimated slightly with $14 million. The low-key marketing really killed it.


    • Cap! I have missed your predictions on the site! I will pay closer attention on Thursday this time around. My apologies! You were pretty close with Unstoppable! Nice work! What do you think of Megamind’s 2wk run so far? Unexpected by far for me. Thanks for the comment! I will make sure to not miss Open Bar this week!


  2. I expected Megamind to do well, these animations always sustain well week over week for the first 2 or 3 weeks. Harry Potter is coming up this weekend though so Megamind will not be in the top 3 this weekend.


  3. I forgot to comment on this post but I was going to say I’m looking forward to Wolverine seq… er follow-up now that Aronofsky is involved. It’s probably going to feel decidedly darker and hopefully far more interesting. I didn’t hate Wolverine but it definitely fell short of the original X-Men which I love. Btw, I did review it back when I first started blogging and clearly I had no idea how to write one as it was more of a recap 😦 Check it out for laughs:


    • I loved it! I did laugh, often. You know what’s the most impressive about that post? is how much stronger in writing your posts are today. 🙂
      Nice point about Aronofsky and it being darker. I didn’t think about that, but I would agree with you and hope that that will be the case…given his resume, along with Black Swan releasing soon. Thanks for sharing your review of Wolverine!


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