The Weekend’s Box Office Results

For busy-bees like me, I’m sure the weekend was not even enough to squeeze in every chore that needs to be done nor is it enough to keep abreast with all that is happening in the world o Hollywood movies.

So for those interested to know how the newest theater openers did this past weekend, here is a complete look at the weekend’s top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

  1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, $19 million
  2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, $16.3 million
  3. The Town, $16 million
  4. Easy A, $10.7 million
  5. You Again, $8.3 million
  6. Devil, $6.5 million
  7. Resident Evil: Afterlife, $4.9 million
  8. Alpha and Omega, $4.7 million
  9. Takers, $1.7 million
  10. Inception, $1.2 million

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is of course starring Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf. It seems to be a good weekend for Douglas whose throat cancer is said to be responding positively to the chemo and radiation treatments, but more on that in another article.

Twilight Saga Eclipse: Official Original Motion Soundtrack

And… everyone exhale.

Because after weeks of rampant speculation in the cyberworld and even the your friendly neighborhood we can finally confirm who will be on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.

Oh, and just because we want to drum up as much anticipation as possible we will not be rolling out the bands in order. Instead, the tracklist will gradually fill up as the day goes on.

Here goes the list:

1. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)”

2. Muse – “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)”

3. The Bravery – “Ours”

4. Florence + The Machine – “Heavy In Your Arms”

5. Sia – “My Love”

6. Fanfarlo – “Atlas”

7. The Black Keys – “Chop And Change”

8. The Dead Weather – “Rolling In On A Burning Tire”

9. Beck and Bat For Lashes – “Let’s Get Lost”

10. Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”

11. UNKLE – “With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)”

12. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour”

13. Band Of Horses – “Life On Earth”

14. Cee-Lo Green – “What Part Of Forever”

15. Howard Shore – “Jacob’s Theme”

So what do you think? Do the tracks deserve to be on the 3rd installment album of the most anticipated saga? Do you have anything in mind that might be better off those songs? Share it with us!

Mission Impossible 4: Official Release Date Announced

Ethan Hunt has little more than a year and a half to figure out how to turn the impossible into a possibility, as Paramount Pictures has announced that “Mission: Impossible IV” will hit theaters nationwide December 16, 2011, just in time for Christmas.

The upcoming fourth installment in the”Mission: Impossible” franchise will be directed by “Incredibles” and “Iron Giant” director Brad Bird, the filmmaker’s first time in the captain’s chair for a live-action feature film. Screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec wrote the script based on an original idea from star Tom Cruise and produ cer J.J. Abrams. Abrams previously helmed the series’ third outing in 2006, which marked his debut as a movie director.

“Mission: Impossible 4” will be going up against the third “Alvin and the Chipmunks” feature on the weekend of the 16th. The only other picture current slated for release in that timeframe is Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” on Dec. 23. Both tentpoles are being distributed by Paramount so even if “Tintin” is just for kids, it may be too close for comfort for both releases (let alone egos) and “Unicorn” could adjust its release date.

Cruise returns for “Mission Impossible 4” as superspy Ethan Hunt, a highly trained and integral member of the Impossible Mission Force. Over the course of three films, Hunt has contended with surprising traitors, deadly viruses and curiously named weapons of mass destruction. Plot details for the fourth film are currently under wraps.

At the moment, Cruise is the only confirmed castmember of “Mission: Impossible IV,” though he has been joined by Ving Rhames as longtime friend and computer expert Luther Stickell in all three of the series’ previous installments.

Abrams’ upcoming Sci-Fi thriller “Super 8” was also confirmed today for a Summer 2011 release. The “don’t call it a prequel to ‘Cloverfield'” project will fit in to Abrams’ shooting schedule before “Star Trek 2.”

Cruise’s next release is the action comedy “Knight and Day” with Cameron Diaz on June 25.

Sex and the City New Movie Poster

The gang’s all here: Just a few more weeks until a brigade of Manolos and Cosmos descend on the box office once again. Sex And The City 2 – the sequel to 2008’s hit chick flick — opens in theaters on May 27 and the latest promo poster for the eagerly-awaited film hit the cyberspace on Friday.

What do you think of the poster? Do you think there is a MAJOR PHOTOSHOP EDITING HERE?

Question:Why didn’t they use Kim Cattrall’s (who plays the blonde Samantha Jones)face in this poster?

Bill Condon to direct Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Months before the release of the most anticipated third book on Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Summit Entertainment confirmed that Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is in final negotiations to direct fourth book/film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience.”, Condon said.

The script is being written now, by no other than Melissa Rosenberg with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner returning.

Condon won an Oscar for the screenplay of his 1999 film “Gods and Monsters.” He also directed “Dreamgirls” and “Kinsey” and produced the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony with Hugh Jackman as host.

Rosenberg assured fans that Breaking Dawn will in fact be rated PG-13, despite concerns over the risque nature of some of its plot elements– Although Bill Condon is no stranger to handling adult material,don’t expect him to deliver anything but two more teenager-friendly Twilight films.

Summit has also confirmed that Condon will be directing both installments of Breaking Dawn. Here’s the press release:

Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

“Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.”

The third film in the series based on Stephenie Meyer’s books, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” is set to come out June 30.

Avatar 2 Under the Sea

Just in time for the release of the DVD and Blu-ray copy of the 3D Sci-Fi epic Avatar, James Cameron talked about one of the most anticipated sequel that is yet to come. This time, on the depths of the ocean.

Cameron’s obssession about aquatic life is coming near. Part of his focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora.

Cameron said, “I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.”

So what could be there in Pandora’s underwater? With Cameron’s enthusiasm for the deep sea waters, it’s going to be very interesting to see how we would come up to such strange and amazing inhabitants for an ocean adventure with the Na’vi.

While Avatar, costs millions of dollars and took years to produced, Cameron said to trim down the cost of the sequel and even reduce half the time they spent on the making of the movie.

In addition, Cameron also confirmed the re-release of the first film with an additional six minutes.

The Town Movie Review and Trailer

The Town Movie Review and Trailer- If you want intense action, robbery and romance then you definitely want to watch The Town. The movie stars Ben Affleck and is released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie trailer shows great and intense action.

The Town also includes Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, and Chris Cooper. The Town is a story about Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) who is an unrepentant criminal,and the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean.

That situation however would change when the group lets a hostage bank manager named Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) go on their latest job. Claire did not know who kidnapped her and it seems that she and Doug are really falling in love. What would happen if she found out who Doug really is.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXY_JvOK63c[/youtube]

The movie seems to awe various known movie critics, in fact Rotten Tomatoes gave the film 93% based on 100+ reviews. This rating is rarely seen on Rotten Tomatoes and goes to say that “The Town” is a good movie to watch.

IMDb puts the town at 8.7 out of 10 based on 417 votes so far. Other critics praised Affleck’s direction of the heist sequences.

New York Times, A.O. Scott commented on the opening heist, “That sequence, like most of the other action set pieces in the film, is lean, brutal and efficient, and evidence of Mr. Affleck’s skill and self-confidence as a director.”

Ryan Reynolds As Green Lantern

Playing a superhero character is nothing new for Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. In 2009 he played a wise-cracking hitman named Deadpool in the Hugh Jackman starrer “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Reynolds played hero-turned-villain in this film based on the Marvel Comics series. The X-men team is composed of mutant superheroes including Wolverine as played by Jackman.

This time around Ryan Reynolds plays the lead role of a DC Comics superhero named Green Lantern. The film is scheduled for release in 2011. In this movie, Reynolds portrays the role of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is given a green ring that gives him extraordinary powers. He also becomes part of a team protecting the universe called the Green Lanterns.

The role seems like a good fit for Reynolds as Hal Jordan is a cocky pilot that earns a spot in the Green Lanterns Corps. Blend in Reynolds’ comedic timing and this is surely a film worth looking forward to next year.

July 5, 2010: Back to the Future destination time is a hoax!

People around the world are searching for back to the future in July 5, 2010. I wonder why a lot of people are looking for it. It recently topped the trends of major search engines just a few minutes ago. My friends thought that maybe there’s a remake of the famous movie series Back to the Future, or there’s a sequel of the 1990 film, Back to the Future III.

We’ve done our research and found out that there’s no sequel and there’s no Back to the Future IV. The 4th part is just a long-rumored sequel of the Back to the Future trilogy.

The real reason why people are searching for “Back to the Future in July 5, 2010” is because Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown set the destination time of the DeLorean DMC-12 (the time machine car) to July 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM.

The sad news is, we’ve been tricked by a Photoshop artist. Total Film reported that the circulating Back to the Future movie-still was edited and the destination is not really July 5, 2010. Check the edited picture below that started this rumor.

So what’s the real time destination? Is July 5, 2010 not true after all? We can’t confirm it yet. A video proof about it was also removed from Vimeo.com.

We’ll do some more research about it. If you have more insights or facts about this, please do leave a comment below.

UPDATE: Here’s an update on our research about July 5, 2010 and its relation to BTTF. Tony, one of the people who left a comment at SciFiBlog.net watched a DVD and honestly clarified it for us:

Doc DOES NOT set the time circuits for anytime in 2010.
It is his intention to go “25 years into the future” (on Oct 26th 1985) but as you well know he is not able to travel through time at this point as he is chased down and caught by the Lybians before he manages to key this date in. By this point he has only input 4 dates to the time circuits;
– 1 minute into the future, to send his dog through time.
– July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence (Showing Marty where they ‘could go’)
– December 25, 0000 (same as above, birth of Jesus)
– November 5, 1955 – the date when he discovered the Flux Capacitor, and where marty ends up. (Doc – “A red letter day in the history of science”)

I think the confusion has come about between the July 4th 1776, and the idea he “Intended” on travelling to the year 2010.

I have an .MKV copy of BTTF 1 to 3 in my HD media player and I think I have to watch it as well to prove if Tony is telling the truth or not. I will provide a screenshot here on my next update.

ANOTHER UPDATE: After watching Back to the Future 1, I found out that the above image is really photoshopped, and Tony is telling the truth.

Here are the actual movie stills I took while watching Back to the Future Part 1.

Angular view of the edited movie still

Actual view of the edited movie still

Destination: Declaration of Indepence

Destination: Birth of Christ

Destination: The day Dr. Brown Invented Time Travel

As you can see, the date October 26, 1985 was edited to July 5, 2010, as shown in the image here from Twitter. The image circulating above is proven fake and I can personally attest that it’s really not true.

Currently, I’m recording a video of the part where I took the movie stills, to show more proof that the circulating image is really edited. Hang on…

JUST ANOTHER UPDATE: As promised, below is the video to prove that the July 5, 2010 destination is edited. Forgive me for the extremely poor video quality (3GP format). The video is just recorded with my good old Blackberry 9000. The video runs in 1 minute and 54 seconds only.
[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcZjxFI9J-c[/youtube]

JUST ANOTHER ANOTHER UPDATE: After almost 24 hours since this rumor sprouted, the one who started this all e-mailed our editor. They honestly said that it’s a hoax and they’ve confessed for what they’ve done. They are just having a good time and we are having a good time as well. So everybody is having a good time and we should all be happy! Haha!

Iron Man 2 Reviews and Showtimes: Scarlett Johansson is so hot in this sequel


The Iron Man sequel is a great movie, but critics from various websites can’t stop to do their job, to criticize. Even if a lot loves Iron Man 2, there were some who hates it. Anyway, I love Iron Man 2. I just hate why they changed Rhodey’s face. This is what I really really really hate. Don Cheadle Replacing Terrence Howard as Rhodey in Iron Man 2 really sucks. But there’s nothing we can do about it. Terrence Howard is not happy to be Col. James Rhodes anymore and has decided to quit his role.

It was a sad news, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Iron Man 2 was already produced, filmed and shown around the world.

Ok, so let’s head to my short review. I’ll rate this film as 9/10, even if the majority rated it as 7/10.

First let’s head on to the special effects. The visual effects was awesome! Everybody loves the visual effects and how perfect and precise Iron Man suit transformed. Rendering of these 3D images is not that easy, and the digital artists made a very good job to satisfy our visual cravings.

Second is the story. I’m not a comic reader or a long-time Iron Man fan since birth, so I can’t criticize the story and the flow of the film. As long as I can watch Iron Man and understand the synopsis and what they’re talking about, I’m happy with it. This sequel connects all dots to form the Avengers. I’m so excited to watch the Avengers movie next year. I think it will be released by late 2011 and I know everybody can’t wait for this movie.

Another thing that you’ll love in Iron Man 2 is Scarlett Johansson. She really did great as the Natasha Romanoff, also known as the Black Widow. Everybody’s ogling on her cleavage! Look look!

Due to the fact that I’m so in love with Scarlett Johansson, here’s a solo Iron Man 2 movie poster of her that’s up for grabs! (Click to view the full size of this movie poster 940 × 1393)

Anyway, that’s all I can say about Iron Man 2. You can read more reviews from Rotten Tomatoes if you want. Or read the review from Gizmodo.

Here are some comments from RT Critics that I would love to quote. One is negative and the other one is the opposite:

Negative: We soon realize that fight scenes involving faceless actors in big titanium battle suits sound like nothing so much as a multi-kettle kitchen accident – Kurt Loder

Positive: Iron Man 2 does what it can within the confines of what it has to do. The Hollywood machine has trained us to have certain expectations for blockbuster sequels and this film neither deviates nor blazes new territory. – Adam Fendelman

Have you seen Iron Man 2? If so, what can you say about the film? Do you love it? Or hate it? Please feel free to share your thoughts about this awesome Iron Man sequel!