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.” Last weekend, 2 wide new releases entered the box office arena to compete for the #1 spot. And, once again, it was a new release that took the top spot, beating last week’s champion Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. And congrats to Silver Linings Playbook for placing 3rd in its 12th week in theaters! Wow. Seems, though, that many people would much rather have taken a bullet to the head than to go watch Stallone’s Bullet to the Head.
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Feb 1 -Sun, Feb 3:
- Warm Bodies ~$19.5M
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ~$9.2M
- Silver Linings Playbook ~$8.1M
- Mama ~$6.7M
- Zero Dark Thirty ~$5.3M
- Bullet to the Head ~$4.5M
- Parker ~$3.2M
- Django Unchained ~$3M
- Les Miserables ~$2.4M
- Lincoln ~$2.4M
*Actuals may vary as earnings are updated much later on Monday afternoons. For updates, visit boxofficemojo.com.
What did YOU watch this weekend?
***Did you catch the all of the movie tv spots during the Superbowl last night? I posted all of them for you earlier today. Don’t miss the trailers for Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6 and more HERE.
#2- “New Set Photos” Check out some of the most recent photos from the sets of some upcoming movies.
Some cool looks at what to expect in the next several months.
Which of these movies are you most interested in watching on the big screen? Do you think Amy Adams will be a good Lois Lane?
#3- “Has Cap found his Carter?“ Marvel’s 2014 Captain America: The First Avenger sequel, entitled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, recently announced an addition to the cast. ABC’s Revenge star Emily VanCamp will play a female lead role in the upcoming comicbook caper.
Speculation points to her playing the still unconfirmed role of Sharon Carter (niece of Agent Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: TFA). Atwell will not have a part in the continuation and it is expected that VanCamp will become Steve Rogers’ next love interest in the sequel.
Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier boasts several other great castmembers. VanCamp joins Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Toby Jones, Frank Grillo and more in the sequel scheduled for an April 4, 2014 release.
Do you think she will be Sharon Carter?
#4- “Who’s in the Director Chair?” A couple of surprising director choices hit the web this past week. Check out what director/movie matchmaking is in the works:
Cinderella: Walt Disney Pictures apparently is in talks with Kenneth Branagh to direct a live-action version of the fairytale. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) was attached to the project but has since left. Branagh directed Thor and is currently working on Dec 25, 2013’s Jack Ryan. Cate Blanchett is set to star as the wicked stepmother, although the title role has yet to be filled. I have an idea! 🙂
Warcraft: Sam Raimi was once the director who would bring the World of Warcraft universe to the big screen. He left the project to dedicate his time and efforts to The Evil Dead and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Now, Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) will be filling the spot as director for this expected 2015 release of the Blizzard Entertainment franchise.
Surprised by any of those choices?
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
Flight– See Denzel as an airline pilot who saves lives, yet has very little interest in saving himself from addiction. A character-driven drama that also has plenty of tense moments in the air and around a bottle. Co-starring John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and more, Flight had one of my most memorable movie moments of 2012, as referenced HERE. You can check out my review of Flight HERE.
Several other films also release this week. Check it out!
Also releasing: Alex Cross (click HERE for my review), Here Comes the Boom, Celeste and Jesse Forever (click HERE for my review), Deadfall, A Late Quartet, Side by Side (click HERE for my review), Little White Lies and more.
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
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