Movie News Monday for January 24, 2011!

Welcome back to another edition of “Movie News Monday!” In case this is your first time here, “Movie News Monday! (MNM)” is the place to visit every Monday for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! I’ve collected info, rumors, etc from all over just for you to keep 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! Are you ready for your weekly update? Here it is!

This Just In!!…

#1- “The Weekend Winner.” January never brings that many great flicks to the cinema! This January has been no different. Each weekend we crown a different film as “The Weekend Box Office Champion!” as one movie after another enjoys its short-lived fame! This weekend, No Strings Attached, starring the fantastic Natalie Portman and the not-so fantastic Ashton Kutcher, released and reportedly stole the spotlight from The Green Hornet. Below are the weekend results (courtesy of boxofficemojo)!!

  1. No Strings Attached ~$19.7 million
  2. The Green Hornet ~$17.7 million
  3. The Dilemma ~$9.1 million
  4. The King’s Speech ~$7.9 million
  5. True Grit ~$7.3 million
  6. Black Swan ~$5.9 million
  7. Little Fockers ~$4.3 million
  8. The Fighter ~$4.2 million
  9. Yogi Bear ~$3.9 million
  10. Tron: Legacy ~$3.6 million

Congrats to No Strings Attached! Here’s some flowers! 🙂

BTW! Congrats to Season of the Witch for placing 12th at ~$2.3 million on its 3rd weekend!! LOL!

#2- “Yo-Ho-Ho! Here We Go!” Some extra footage here shows off a little bit more of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This featurette gives some more detail into the plot and storyline of the upcoming adventure and its characters. Included in the cast is Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, a gorgeous Penelope Cruz, and many more. Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest sequel to the series is scheduled to set sail in 3D on May 20, 2011. Enjoy the little featurette below:

Ian McShane as the notorious Blackbeard

#3- “Not “Down-ey” for the Cause in Oz.” A couple of play on words to relay the fact that Sam Raimi’s upcoming film telling the backstory of the legendary Wizard and how he came to be great and powerful has had a few changes. Oz: The Great and Powerful was supposed to star Robert Downey, Jr, who has just recently stepped away from the project. Speculation is that Downey left Disney’s project as a result of too many other projects on his plate. Disney is reportedly seeking to sign Johnny Depp to play the part in his stead. Depp, also, has many future projects underway right now including The Thin Man, The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (and 5??), and Dark Shadows. Who knows what the future holds for “the man behind that curtain”? What are your thoughts on Depp vs Downey, Jr for the role? 

#4- “Back to the Grid.” For those of you who were entranced by the visual effects of Tron: Legacy, then you know that the makers left so much wide open for a sequel. Apparently there are rumored details about a teaser trailer for Tron 3 that is “supposed” to be included on the Blu-ray version of Tron: Legacy. Details speak to including Ram into Tron 3; Edward Dillinger (played by Cillian Murphy in T:L), son of Ed Dillinger from the original, as the villain; and a few scenes of Olivia Wilde’s character. You can visit for more details on the rumored Tron 3!

#5- “Blu-ray release for Tuesday, January 25, 2011.” My favorite color also so happens to be one of my favorite movies of 2010! RED! RED releases tomorrow on Blu-ray and you can’t go wrong with the conglomerate cast choices of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, and Mary-Louise Parker!! Click HERE for my review on RED!

…also releasing tomorrow: Secretariat. Disney’s great family movie detailing the account of the horse and its owner who sought for victory in the races and in life! I thoroughly enjoyed this film as well. Click HERE for my review on Secretariat, starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, and more.

Ironically, 2 films release on BD this week that star John Malkovich! Next, I’m looking forward to him in Transformers 3!

Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!” Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday” (be sure to vote on last week’s poll HERE! It closes tonight!) and the review for The King’s Speech


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