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Lionsgate CEO Blames ‘Killers’ For Tanking 1st Quarter Profits

August 13th, 2010 No comments

This summer’s blockbuster movie season got off to a sluggish start with audiences staying away from the studio’s tent pole movies in droves. Even though it was far from the only disappointment at the box office, the Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl rom-com, Killers, was the biggest fizzle of a group that included the likes of Prince of Persia, Marmaduke, Knight and Day and the bloated budget sequel, Sex and the City 2. When Lionsgate recently anounced it suffered a first quarter loss of $64.1 million, CEO Jon Feltheimer (pictured above) pointed blame on the failed blockbuster. He said: Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY! All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 8/2

August 11th, 2010 No comments

From time to time, celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city. They’re not always A-list, but — what the hell, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

The usual mix of locals, tourists and A-D list celebrities stormed into town to check out the three day music festival Lollapalooza, which offered something for everyone, especially Lady Gaga fans.

  • Friday night headliner Lady Gaga recuperated from her athletic performance at Lolla (which culminated with the pop diva stage diving into the crowd wearing little more than a fishnet top) with dinner at Table Fifty-Two on Saturday. Gaga went gaga over the food, eating pistachio chicken and fried chicken and waffles. She was also allegedly spotted at famed Chicago dive bar Delilah’s. Read more…
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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Audiences Go For ‘The Other Guys’

August 9th, 2010 No comments

The Other Guys had a very strong debut, taking the spot with $35.6M. Will Ferrell‘s decision to team up with Adam Mckay, the collaborator on his previous hits Talladega Nights and Anchorman payed off big time. Not only was the movie an audience favorite it received unanimously positive reviews from critics, with most singling both Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for praise for their performances. After holding on to the top spot three weeks in a row Christopher Nolan‘s Inception finally showed signs of cooling down. Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: Comedy Vs. #1 Drama: Will Ferrell And ‘The Other Guys’ Look To Topple ‘Inception’

August 6th, 2010 No comments

In a summer with plenty of misfires, comedies and kid’s stuff have reigned supreme. That’s good news for The Other Guys which stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as disgraced New York City cops who are are forced to spend their time filling out paperwork while their coworkers get to be in the middle of the action. After making Land of Lost, which was one of the biggest financial disasters of the year, it’s a return to the formula that worked for Ferrell in the past. Adam Mckay, who has been at the helm of Ferrell’s most successful movies, such as Talladega Nights and Anchorman also wrote and directed the movie. Read more…

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Eva Mendes + Sex Tape = Lots Of Hits

August 6th, 2010 No comments

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The Soft Rock Alternative To Lollapalooza

August 6th, 2010 No comments

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‘Back To The Future’ To Be Re-Released This October

August 6th, 2010 No comments

In what some are calling the worst year for movies ever, people may actually flock to this classic from 1985. I can’t believe it’s nearing 30 years old already! Time flies, doesn’t it?

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New Posters For ‘Little Fockers’ And ‘I’m Still Here’

August 6th, 2010 No comments

Do people really want another Fockers comedy? I guess so, since they went out in droves to see the last one. The tagline for Meet the Parents: Little Fockers (a title so badly conceived that it’s almost funny — but not funny ha ha) observes, “Maybe kids will bring them closer?” And to add to the suspense, we have Robert De Niro having a grimace-filled face-off with Ben Stiller. Then it says, “Find out this Christmas.” If you are one of the people who are excited to “find out” what happens in this movie, then you oughtta start seeing a good therapist. Read more…

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Was Paul Rudd A Bat Mitzvah DJ?

August 6th, 2010 No comments

Yes, he was. This footage, shot in 1992, just recently surfaced. Most celebrities are lucky enough to have their early career day jobs not evidenced on video. But surely a pre-Clueless Paul Rudd knew that his wacky yellow jacket-wearing/”YMCA”-singing days couldn’t be a secret forever, considering how closely most families document events like Bat Mitzvahs. I can just imagine this footage turning up in the next Judd Apatow production.

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NEW TRAILER: ‘Burlesque’

August 5th, 2010 No comments

The trailer for Burlesque has been released and it looks tailor made for the crowd that thought Sex and the City 2 was too grounded in emotional realism. Christina Aguilera, in her first major acting role, plays a small town waitress with big dreams. When she gets a job at a night club called Burlesque and one thing leads to another, it turns she also has big talent. Let’s see, where have we seen this before? Glitter and Showgirls come to mind, especially when Aguilera mimicks the dancers on stage as she serves drinks, just as Elizabeth Berkley‘s character did from the balcony. Out of all the laughable lines in the trailer, the best is when Cher asks Stanley Tucci‘s character, “Where are all the good dancers in LA?” He replies, “Dancing with the stars.”

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