Welcome! Today is Monday, and that means it is officially “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)! Thanks for stopping in. 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.” Yes, Hurricane Irene hit the eastern shores this past weekend, and my prayers go out to those impacted (including my cousin whose birthday is today and, in celebration, Irene left a humungous tree on top of her new car! Happy Birthday Cousin D??).
Irene not only impacted my cousin’s car, it also impacted the box office! The lowest ticket sales since February!
This past weekend, more new releases entered the box office arena and for the 3rd week in a row, not a single one of them won the #1 spot. Wow. Definitely a nice surprise once again to see The Help on top for it’s second week in a row. The Help was beat in it’s debut weekend by The Rise of the Planet of the Apes , but has now beaten the likes of it AND Conan, and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Colombiana, and Smurfs, and…shall I keep going?? 😀
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Aug 26-Sun, Aug 28:
- The Help ~$14.3 million
- Colombiana ~$10.3 million (NEW RELEASE)
- Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark ~$8.69 million (NEW RELEASE)
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes ~$8.65 million
- Our Idiot Brother ~$6.58 million (NEW RELEASE)
- Spy Kids: All the Time in the World ~$5.7 million
- The Smurfs ~$4.8 million
- Conan the Barbarian ~$3.1 million
- Fright Night ~$3 million
- Crazy Stupid Love ~$2.9 million
Congratulations to The Help Once Again!! Woohoo! See, I told you to go see it! 🙂
#2- “Flatliners to Rise Again.“ That’s correct. The 1990 Joel Schumacher film which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon is on its way to a remake. According to Deadline, Sony has hired Source Code writer Ben Ripley to “write a contemporary reimagining of Flatliners…about medical students who dabble too far into near-death experiments.” Perhaps this remake will bring success to up and coming actors like it seemed to do for the careers of Sutherland, Roberts, and Bacon. Who do you think should star in the remake?
Out of all the movies to remake, I definitely didn’t see this one coming.
#3- “The Hunger Games!” Did you watch the VMAs? I tried. But was extremely bored. So, instead of searching for The Hunger Games exclusive trailer, I deleted the recording and decided to find it online! Hooray for technology! haha. In case you missed it, here is the promo trailer for The Hunger Games. If you’re upset about it only being a minute long, blame Castor at Anomalous Material who jinxed it in his comment on yesterday’s post about it:
“Umm it will probably some 30 sec teaser with very little to discuss :/”
haha! -thanks for jinxing it, Castor.
Looking forward to this one…and for better trailers that show more than just Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss running through the forest. But, nonetheless, I can’t wait!
#4- “Sin City 2 updates” Earlier last week, Michael Clarke Duncan announced that he is game to be in director Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City 2, but we haven’t seen much progress on the movie coming to fruition. It now has been revealed that Rodriguez has acquired Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed) to do the brushing up of the script for Sin City 2, originally penned by Frank Miller!
Monahan’s impressive resume also includes writing for previously mentioned The Departed, along with Edge of Darkness, Body of Lies, Kingdom of Heaven, and the upcoming film entitled Oblivion– starring Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Cruise.
If things go as planned, Sin City 2 could begin shooting before the year is over!
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following film on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
Top Gun 25th Anniversary edition, starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and more. Directed by Tony Scott. This high-flying classic is a must-have. Look for the digitally remastered edition in stores this week.
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
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