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 ONCE AGAIN taken by the vampires and werewolves!
The slow theatrical weekend saw no new wide releases, so the masses gave Twilight their money. (I really hope that changes this upcoming weekend!…Go see The Muppets, people!)
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Dec 2-Sun, Dec 4:
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (part 1) ~$16.9M
- The Muppets ~$11.2M
- Hugo ~$7.6M
- Arthur Christmas ~$7.4M
- Happy Feet Two ~$6M
- Jack & Jill ~$5.5M
- The Descendants ~$5.2M
- Immortals ~$4.4M
- Tower Heist ~$4.1M
- Puss in Boots ~$3.1M
#2- “M. Night Shyamalan and The Smiths!” Director M. Night Shyamalan lately hasn’t seen as much success as he had in his earlier career it seems. You may recall how it was reported earlier this year that he plans to bring a new movie to theaters starring both Will Smith and his son Jaden. Entitled One Thousand A.E., the film is to tell the story of a man and his son whose spaceship crash lands on earth 1,000 years after humanity abandoned the planet.
Recently, Director Shyamalan tweeted that the title for his upcoming film has been changed to After Earth, and that shooting should begin in 9 weeks (February). One can’t help but wonder if Shyamalan is hoping that the “Smith” blockbuster power will bring in more $ and fans. We all know that Mark Wahlberg’s star power didn’t really work for The Happening.
#3- “Why Waldo?!” Well, Jennifer Lopez is looking to produce (and possibly star in) a movie about Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego! And, I’m okay with that. However, this news makes me once again wonder what Hollywood is thinking: A screenwriter has been hired for a Where’s Waldo movie! ???
MGM has acquired the movie rights after Paramount/Nickelodeon and Illumination Entertainment turned it down. According to THR, “the Paramount/Nickelodeon project would have featured Waldo, a grown man, traveling through various eras after accidentally activating a time machine, but MGM is keeping the story of its project under wraps.”
Todd Berger (The Happytime Murders) has accepted the daunting test of making Waldo a character worth following and finding for 90 mins or more. I guess if they can make an alien invasion/love story movie based on a boardgame (Battleship) then, they figure they can make a movie that requires the audience to possibly work together to spot the elusive character. Not really sure what their aiming for here. Thoughts? What would this movie look like?
#4- “New International trailer for John Cusack’s The Raven!” Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) and a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) team up to solve a series of murders that emulate those of the author’s penmanship in the upcoming thriller The Raven. The trailer seems rather telling and dark. Also starring Alice Eve and directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) Look for The Raven to release on March 9, 2012!
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
The Help– The amazing (and hopefully Oscar-winning) performances of Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, and more tell the story of an aspiring writer working to bring a taboo controversial topic to print via less than orthodox methods, and it shakes the very foundation of her town in many ways! Based on the best-selling book! This is a must watch! Click the picture for my review:
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
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