Movie News Monday for October 31, 2011!

Welcome to this week’s edition of “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.”  This past weekend the #1 spot in the box office was up for grabs with so many new releases hitting theaters and splitting the earnings amongst them all. Would Paranormal Activity 3 repeat its debut performance? Would Puss in Boots scratch his way to the top? Could Johnny Depp’s intoxicating performance in The Rum Diary woo the most viewers? An interesting mix overall!

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Oct 28-Sun, Oct 30:

  1. Puss in Boots ~$34 million (NEW RELEASE)
  2. Paranormal Activity 3 ~$18.5 million
  3. In Time ~$12 million (NEW RELEASE)
  4. Footloose ~$5.4 million
  5. The Rum Diary ~$5 million (NEW RELEASE)
  6. Real Steel ~$4.7 million
  7. The Three Musketeers ~$3.5 million 
  8. The Ides of March ~$2.7 million
  9. Moneyball ~$2.4 million
  10. Courageous ~$1.8 million

Congratulations to Puss in Boots

#2- “More Jack-Jack please!!” 

Is it possible? The Incredibles 2 ??? Director Brad Bird is currently finishing up any last minute polishing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol! But he has stated that he is highly interested in directing a sequel to the film that most Pixar lovers feel is most deserving of a sequel. Read what he had to say from over at

“I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were anotherIncredibles,” he explained. “And I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child.” He indicated he had come up with several concepts which he thinks would make for a good sequel, but refuses to rush them into production just for the sake of the film’s moneymaking potential. “I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.”

Exciting to say the least!! Of course, there currently is no word as to the official schedule (if any) for production on the sequel, but Pixar’s got to be excited about hearing that the director himself wants a sequel!

#3- “No One is Proud to Produce!” The popular book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has had so much trouble getting its film to come to life (pun intended). The Lionsgate production has already cycled through possibilities for the leading lady (Ms. Elizabeth Bennett), but all the actresses who have been approached with the genre-mixing project have respectfully declined. (That list reportedly includes Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Emma Stone, and more).

Not only has finding a leading lady been troublesome, but finding (and keeping) a director has also been a thorn in the film’s side. Director Craig Gillespie (2011’s Fright Night, Lars and the Real Girl) was set to direct but has now left the film due to “due to a disagreement with Lionsgate heads over ‘who to cast in the film.’” Gillespie is the THIRD director to leave the project, following David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Mike White (School of Rock).

Will this book’s dreams of becoming a real film ever come to reality? The continual cast/crew back-and-forth may just be the death of this project.

#4- “Tomb Raider Rumors!” Over the weekend, a rumor (that has since been proven FALSE) hit the web that Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens) would be playing the lead part as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. Previously played by Angelina Jolie, whoever plays the part of Lara Croft will undoubtedly be loved by fanboys worldwide! I, personally, don’t think that Olivia Wilde is a good match for the role and am glad the rumor is false. But…perhaps you are of a different opinion.

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

Cars 2– Lightning McQueen is back with more of the cars you love from Radiator Springs. Only this time it is more of an adventure than they bargained for…especially Mater. Check out my review for this somewhat disappointing sequel of a film HERE.

Crazy Stupid Love– Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Gosling and more star in this situational/romantic comedy about relationships, marriage, and life!

(Also releasing: Water for Elephants, Trespass, and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)

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

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!”



  1. Perhaps it’s wise to just leave Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as a book and not adapt it on screen. I really have no idea how that’d work.

    As for Lara, I don’t know who’d be good in that role but frankly I don’t really care for that franchise.

    Hope you had a nice weekend, T!


  2. Crazy Stupid Love gets a recommendation from me. Reposted my review on the front page if you’ve never seen it. Hadn’t heard the Lara Croft rumors. I’m not sure who should play Lara Croft, but that character has a lot of fans.


  3. Hmm… I could see Wilde as Lara Croft.

    I really can’t wait for Puss in Boots. I saw the trailer and a few clips at Empire Presents… BIG SCREEN and I thought it look fantastic!

    I’ve heard of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies novel but I haven’t read it. It’s interesting that no one wants to take it on. I wonder if it’ll ever be made.


  4. Of all these choices for Lara Croft, I would probably pick Olivia Wilde but since the rumor are false, probably Jessica Biel. Doesn’t really matter, it’s @#$!! 😀


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