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, #1 spot in the box office went to 1 of 3 new releases that hit the theaters! While some films had some great successes, others did not. You will notice that The Devil Inside slipped from the #1 spot last week with over $33M to under $8M, giving it a 76.6% drop (the biggest decline in 3 years according to boxofficemojo’s list of the biggest 2nd weekend drops of all time)!
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Jan 13-Sun, Jan 15:
- Contraband ~$24.1M
- Beauty & the Beast 3D ~$18.5M
- Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol ~$11.5M
- Joyful Noise ~$11.3M
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ~$8.4M
- The Devil Inside ~$7.9M
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ~$6.8M
- Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ~$5.8M
- War Horse ~$5.6M
- We Bought A Zoo ~$5.2M
#2- “New Hobbit Photos!” The Hobbit from Peter Jackson, continues to receive plenty of attention with production video blogs, photos, news, and more. I venture to say that millions of fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the 1st part of the 2-part movie epic this upcoming December!
Get ready for the adventure to begin at the end of the year! I can’t wait for The Hobbit!!
#3- “Spielberg says ‘NO’ to Jurassic Park 4??” Well, not completely. Don’t get upset just yet! While Spielberg will not be directing Jurassic Park 4, he will still be producing it. That’s not too big of a shock. You may remember that Spielberg produced -but did not direct- Jurassic Park 3 as well.
While director Joe Johnston (Captain America, The Rocketeer) held the directorial reins for JP3, he has not yet been confirmed for the 4th installment. Johnston did state that he has been “in discussions” to direct the film. He also added in a recent interview that Spielberg and screenwriter Mark Protosevich have the following plans in mind:
“…The most important thing I can tell you is that [‘Jurassic Park 4’] starts a new trilogy that will go off in a different direction — a completely different direction that is very exciting, and different from anything we’ve seen. It starts with the history of the first trilogy, but it spins it off in a completely different direction. That’s all I can tell you.”
Source: Courtesy Screenrant
#4- “The Golden Globe Winners” Did you see the Golden Globes? There were some surprising and amazing moments! So many nominees for the award. Here is the list of winners below (those in blue are the ones I guessed correctly):
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Foreign Language Picture
Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Martin Scorcese, Hugo
George Clooney, The Descendants
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Actor, Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Actress, Comedy or Musical
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Christopher Plummer, Begininers
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best TV Series, Drama
Actor, TV Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Actress, TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Actor, TV Musical or Comedy
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Actress, TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Supporting Actor, Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Supporting Actress, Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! Did your favorites win? I guessed 12 out of 25 correctly on my predictive post HERE! 😀
I wish to give a special congratulations to Morgan Freeman upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award for his distinguished accomplishments in film over so many years. He accepted it with grace, humility, and appreciation from the legendary Sidney Poitier and Dame Helen Mirren.
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
Also releasing: Abduction, Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, and Courageous
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer