Movie News Monday for August 15, 2011!

Today is not just Monday! Today is “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)! I’m glad you’re here!

What is ‘MNM’ all about?

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.” Four new releases entered the box office arena this past week to compete with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Smurfs, and Cowboys & Aliens. Interesting results…especially for The Help. It’s too bad for all of you “Glee”ks that Glee didn’t even make it to the top ten this past weekend. Which movie(s) did you check out this past weekend?

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Aug 12-Sun, Aug 14:

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes ~$27.5 million
  2. The Help ~$25.5 million (NEW RELEASE)
  3. Final Destination 5 ~$18.4 million (NEW RELEASE)
  4. The Smurfs ~$13.5 million
  5. 30 Minutes or Less ~$13 million (NEW RELEASE)
  6. Cowboys & Aliens ~$7.6 million
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger ~$7.1 million
  8. Crazy Stupid Love ~$6.93 million
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ~$6.87 million
  10. The Change Up ~$6.2 million
  11. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie ~$5.7 million (NEW RELEASE)

Congratulations to Rise of the Planet of the Apes again!! See it soon!

#2- “Another Slice of American Pie!” Check out the promo teaser poster for the upcoming latest installment of the American Pie series. Unlike the latest spinoff films, American Reunion (the 4th film derived from the original series) takes place after the events of American Wedding and features the entire original gang, including Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Alyson Hannigan, and more!

Taken directly from www.americanpiereunion.com, here is the official synopsis of the film:

In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.

What do you think?

#3- “Princess Power.” Not only is Snow White receiving a movie makeover (3 times over, might I add), but another Disney princess will be here shortly as well. A re-imagining of Cinderella is in the works. After the great success of Alice in Wonderland ‘s re-imagining, the studios decided to proceed with the plans for Cinderella. Currently, Director Mark Romanek is being sought to sit in the chair and direct the project. With a script already set from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), the studios seem intent on the talent of Romanek to complete the princess project to perfection. Romanek directed films such as One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go.

Look who’s in this picture as the Girl with only one Glass Slipper? 😀

DUE TO UNEXPECTED COMPUTER FAILURE, THE REST OF THIS POST HAS BEEN COMPLETED USING MY MOBILE PHONE AND THEREFORE MAY NOT APPEAR IN THE SAME USUAL FORMAT…gotta love computers. Apologies, I hope to be back up and running soon…

#4- “Batman/Superman Rumor Rises Again!” A Batman/Superman film is once again the center of discussion from some on the web. Warner Bros. has announced that there will be a Justice League movie and that both The Dark Knight and the Last Son of Krypton would be rebooted prior to. That could easily be accomplished with a crossover film. Check this site (YOU MAY HAVE TO COPY AND PASTE IT) http://screenrant.com/batman-superman-team-up-film-benm-128000/ to read some details and ideas about any upcoming project featuring the two heroes.
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#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:

The Conspirator, The Ward, and Priest

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

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

TheScarletSp1der

up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!”

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16 comments

  1. Damn, they keep rebooting those comic books franchise even when Superman has just been rebooted and TDKR is yet to come out for another year!

    DVDs: Looking forward to seeing Limitless and The Ward 🙂

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  2. I am so happy that RISE is doing so well. It has done its money now huh? It is in profit? Such a great bunch of guys that made that film for sure!!

    (This is Custard btw, I am trying to lose the nickname)

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