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, only 1 new major release hit the theaters, and, as expected, it won the #1 spot in the box office by scaring hundreds of moviegoers to cough up their wallets! With only that 1 new release, the rest of the spots remained up for grabs (although the results remained rather expected as well).
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Jan 6-Sun, Jan 8:
- The Devil Inside ~$34.5M
- Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol ~$20.5M
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ~$14.1M
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ~$11.3M
- Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ~$9.5M
- War Horse ~$8.6M
- We Bought A Zoo ~$8.5M
- The Adventures of Tintin ~$6.6M
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ~$5.8M
- New Year’s Eve ~$3.3M
#2- “A new poster is BOURNE!” The Bourne Legacy is a new Bourne film adaptation that is set to release this upcoming August. If you haven’t happened to hear about it, it does NOT star Matt Damon…because Jason Bourne is not in the film. The things that take place in the film will be happening during the events of the previous films. This one stars Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, The Town, MI-4)! It also co-stars Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, and Edward Norton.
The unexpected begins on August 3, 2012! Get ready!
#3- “24 Movie on the Move!” Kiefer Sutherland gave some more hopeful insight as to the upcoming 24 film based on the highly popular television series from FOX. It looks to be shaping up here very soon. Although, we’ve heard this before, here is what Sutherland had to say at a talk at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour (courtesy Collider)
Question: Now that you’re doing this series, what is the status of the 24 movie?
KIEFER SUTHERLAND: The status on the movie is that, hopefully, we will be shooting the end of April, beginning of May.
Do you see the movie as a conclusion to the story in the series?
SUTHERLAND: I see it as a continuation. The script that we’ve got right now, which I’m very, very excited about, is relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode. We’ll see where it goes from there.
The plan for the movie is still two hours, and not in real time?
SUTHERLAND: It’s two hours, representing 24 hours. The movie is not in real time. It’s a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day.
Is everybody from the cast back?
SUTHERLAND: I can’t say that.
April/May?? Wow! Thoughts? I personally can’t wait to see this movie come to fruition. I just hope that it is done right!
#4- “The Fighter: Round 2″ In other upcoming movie news, Mark Wahlberg offered a little bit of insight as to the expected sequel to 2010’s award winning boxing biopic The Fighter. Some of the news surprising, some of it very welcome! Here’s what he had to say (Courtesy ReelzChannel):
It’s definitely a priority but I don’t think it’s necessarily gonna be a sequel, it’s really kind of it’s own thing about the Ward/Gatti wars and this crazy relationship that came out of these fights. After the first fight they became very close friends, yet two more times they went in there and tried to kill each other and caused a lot of physical and mental damage that really took a toll on them, and certainly still takes a toll on Micky to this day. [Fighter co-screenwriter] Scott Silver is gonna be writing it and hopefully he’s writing as we speak.
As to when it is set to begin filming, Wahlberg said his goal is to be filming within the next 18 months (citing he is not getting any younger and that he doesn’t want to pull a “Sylvester Stallone” who filmed Rocky at age 60)! The original cast, and hopefully director (David O. Russell), look to be returning…but nothing is set in stone.
Stay tuned for more on this project! Would you like to see the next part of the story on screen?
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
Moneyball– Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill team up in this very surprising film based on the events surrounding the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s struggle from the bottom. A highly impressive performance that is expected to get some attention in the upcoming award season. Baseball lover or no, you should watch this film.(Review)
Also releasing: Killer Elite, Higher Ground, and What’s Your Number?
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
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