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 did not go to The Hunger Games for the 5th weekend in a row, as I previously predicted last week! However, currently at #19 of all-time earning gross with $357M, The Hunger Games still didn’t fare too badly against 3 new wide releases.
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, April 20 -Sun, April 22:
- Think Like a Man ~$33M
- The Lucky One ~$22.8M
- The Hunger Games ~$21.5M
- Chimpanzee ~$10.2M
- The Three Stooges ~$9.2M
- The Cabin in the Woods ~$7.75M
- American Reunion ~$5.7M
- Titanic 3D ~$5M
- 21 Jump Street ~$4.6M
- Mirror Mirror ~$4.1M
#2- “New Promo Posters!” Collider.com showed some pretty neat posters and banners from upcoming films that were highlighted at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas and published them on their site just over the weekend. (You can see the entire collection HERE). You know me and my love of posters!
Check out some of the promo posters that they took some shots of to share! I can’t wait for some of the titles! (You can click any of the pictures to enlarge for a better view)
Thanks to Collider for sharing these posters! There are even more available on their site if you wish to see more.
What are your thoughts on these poster or the movies themselves?
#3- “Is a Lobo movie loco? ” When director Guy Ritchie left ambitions to create a movie based on the bounty hunter of the DC Comics universe to venture on a gamble of a hopeful Sherlock Holmes franchise starring Robert Downey, Jr. (Why would he do that?! haha), no one picked up the helm to bring the film to fruition. Now, it seems like another filmmaker has decided to bring the live-action project to the big screen.
Brad Peyton, director of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, is set to rewrite and direct the adaptation of the film featuring the Czarnian character whose name means “he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it” and doesn’t stand for the Spanish word which is translated “wolf.” Lobo is a character who can possibly best be described as a parody mix of sorts of other hunters such as Wolverine, The Punisher, Kraven the Hunter, and such like. There is much more to his story than at first apparent. Lobo is a loose cannon for sure.
Check out his resume:
- wiped out every Czarnian on his planet in order to be “unique” and one of a kind…”The Last Czarnian”
- murdered his own daughter and tons more “illegitimate” children when they launched an attempt on his life
- tried to kill Santa Claus for the Easter Bunny!
Are you ready for another DC movie attempt? Anyone remember Jonah Hex??
#4- “Who’s that Boy? Boy Nobody?” By now, I am sure you know who Jaden Smith is! Blockbuster duo Will and Jada Smith’s son has built up quite a fine film following himself after his roles in movies such as Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid, and director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming extraterrestrial thriller: After Earth (June 7, 2013).
Sony is currently in the workings of acquiring the rights to a trilogy starring the young Mr. Smith that is to be based on a novel series from author Allen Zadoff. Zadoff’s upcoming book, Boy Nobody, will be followed up by 2 more novels. The series is set to follow a teen assassin who is developed without emotion to accomplish the missions he is assigned. After being brainwashed and having emotions purged, he inevitably begins to regain his emotions. His struggle after will be the main focus of the protagonist’s story.
This first book of the series is scheduled for release this Spring.
What do you think of the story? Do you think Jaden Smith is strong enough of an actor to carry a Bourne-esque trilogy?
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
Contraband– Mark Wahlberg stars as a husband and family man who reluctantly re-enters the world of high-risk smuggling in order to protect his family from the threat of those in the business after his novice brother-in-law botches up a smuggling heist and faces certain death. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, and Giovanni Ribisi, Contraband may be worth a rental, but I’d exercise judgment prior to purchase. (Read my REVIEW)
Several other films also release this week. Check it out!
Also releasing: The Innkeepers and Dark Tide
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
up next: Review for CHIMPANZEE and “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! Starting this Friday, a full week’s focus on each of Marvel’s films/characters leading up to The Avengers! Everyday a new feature leading up to May 4th’s release and review of Marvel’s The Avengers! You don’t want to miss April 27th-May4th! I guarantee!