Movie News Monday for September 19, 2011!

Monday is here! Yes! and what better way to follow up a great day of football than with “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)!? 🙂

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.” Quite the interesting mix in the box office over the weekend. Drive roared its way into theaters, Straw Dogs attempted to threaten the other box office contenders, but ultimately, The Lion King claimed the throne…once again.

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Sept 16-Sun, Sept 18 (as per Box Office Mojo):

  1. The Lion King 3D ~$29.3 million (NEW Re-RELEASE)
  2. Contagion ~$14.5 million
  3. Drive ~$11 million (NEW RELEASE)
  4. The Help ~$6.4 million
  5. Straw Dogs ~$5 million (NEW RELEASE)
  6. I Don’t Know How She Does It ~$4.5 million (NEW RELEASE)
  7. The Debt ~$2.9 million
  8. Warrior ~$2.7 million
  9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes ~$2.6 million
  10. Colombiana ~$2.3 million

Congratulations to The Lion King!

#2- “3 Posters for Statham’s 13. 13 is set to release in the U.S. this upcoming October/November! Starring Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgård, Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Michael Shannon, Sam Riley and many more, 13 is about “a naive young man assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.” -imdb

Here are 3 posters for the upcoming suspenseful thriller:

I actually like the middle poster the best. Having already released in other countries and launched at the South by Southwest Film Festival in the US this past March, look for 13 to release in limited theaters on the 28th of October, and then on Blu-Ray/DVD around the second weekend of November.

Interested? Check out the trailer.

#3- Wolfman to Rise Again” The Wolfman film bombed in the box office last year (It didn’t earn back it’s budget). But Universal is planning a reboot! Originally, The Wolfman, which starred Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins was to receive a sequel, but after its less than lackluster performance, sequel ideas were scrapped. Since then, that sequel has been remastered into a remake, and the film, entitled Werewolf, will be starting production soon.

Apparently, Director Louis Morneau will be working with actors Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta), Rocky Bauer (Scarface), and Ed Quinn (Eureka). You will recall that The Wolfman made it onto my list of 25 Films I wish I could “un-see” from 2010 (TheScarletSp1der’s Best & Worst Movie Picks of 2010). Something tells me that this will be one of Universal’s direct-to-dvd releases. I recently learned that the last full length feature that Morneau directed was 1999’s BATS. Doesn’t seem too promising.


#4- “Red Lights Teaser Trailer!” The upcoming psychological thriller, Red Lights, has its first trailer released. Red Lights stars Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen, and more, and tells the tale of a psychologist (Weaver) and her assistant (Olsen) who study paranormal activity. It is through their course of study that their paths are made to cross with world-renowned psychic Simon Silver (De Niro)…and here’s where things get more interesting.

Directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) Red Lights has all the indications of being a creepy and intriguing thriller. Here is the first teaser trailer which is, literally, nothing short of a tease. Look for the film in theaters in 2012.

#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:

Bridesmaids– Advertised as the female version of The Hangover, many critics and viewers say that it is a funny comedy that stands on its own. I missed this one in theaters and know of people who went to see this numerous times and people who left the theater in the middle of watching it. Haven’t seen it yet? Want to know what it’s like? Well this week you will have that chance as it releases on Blu-ray!

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

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!”



  1. When I saw Bridesmaids at the beginning of the summer I thought it was a riot. Looking back, it’s as memorable as I would’ve hoped. When thinking about all the films I’ve seen and enjoyed this year I seem to always to forget it. That doesn’t bode well for continued viewings.


  2. I didn’t even know The Lion King was re-released until I saw the box office stats. Pretty incredible numbers. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more Disney classics re-released, as Castor stated.

    Bridesmaids is a lot of fun. One of the best comedies this year has had to offer.


  3. Wow, the King rules! Yeah that’d be great if they’d re-release some of the classics, no 3D necessary as I love them as they are, it’d just be nice to see ’em on the big screen.

    I’ve never heard of 13 but what a cast. Maybe Statham will be back in my good graces again one day?? Not sure. As for Red Lights, well I know Novia will be very happy as it’s got Cillian in it 🙂


  4. Eric! Thank you for stopping in, and welcome to “the web” stop by anytime! I am glad to see The Lion King on top too! Did you see it yet?So, you liked Bridesmaids? I may give it a shot, but I am not sold yet.


  5. The King does rule indeed! Woohoo! Hadn’t heard of 13 before? Humbled to be the first to show it to ya! Can you imagine what Little Mermaids, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast would do in theaters? Yeah!I knew Nov would love the inclusion of CM. I’m sure she already knows of it!


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