Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, FOCUS, Disney, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Musicals, Period, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Thrillers, Awards
Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.
In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)
Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:
- Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
- Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
- Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
- Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
- 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sailed to a first place finish this weekend despite a lackluster start. The latest C.S. Lewis adaptation – which was produced for an estimated $145 million – earned only $24 million in domestic sales. That figure is $31 million less than Prince Caspian’s debut and approximately $41 million below The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s premiere.
Landing into second place was The Tourist, which rang in a disappointing $16.5 million. Although the film boasted two big A-list stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), the thriller turned in Depp’s smallest open for a wide release since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife.
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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.
Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.
Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.
The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Family, Musicals, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Tangled's tresses weren't quite long enough to get past the Deathly Hallows last weekend.
Despite a $48.8 million debut ($68.7 million since Wednesday), Disney's latest animated feature found itself in a tight race. The film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi landed firmly into second place -- approximately $300,000 shy of two-time winner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, rang up $11.9 million in ticket sales and a fourth-place finish. Although that figure isn't exactly something to brag about, it does represent Cher's biggest opening to date.
Promises of nudity couldn't get Love and Other Drugs into the Top 5. The Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal movie earned less than $10 million and a sixth place debut. Meanwhile, Faster -- starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton -- grossed $8.5 million for seventh place.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Sony, Weinstein Company, Action, Adaptation, Animation, Biopics, Documentary, Drama, Family, Musicals, Romance, Comedy, Lists, New Releases, Trailers
Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Burlesque (PG-13): starring Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell, (directed by Steve Antin)
- Faster (R): starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace (directed by George Tillman, Jr.)
- Love & Other Drugs (R): starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer (directed by Edward Zwick)
- Tangled (PG): starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, David Schwimmer (directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard)
“Anne and I had already had sex on film. There’s something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It’s all about rhythm. There’s a rhythm to writing, there’s a rhythm to sports, there’s a rhythm to sex.”
-Jake Gyllenhaal on performing sex scenes with Anne Hathaway, his Love & Other Drugs and Brokeback Mountain costar.
(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Zach Galifianakis: The Hangover scene stealer has been invited to have Dinner for Schmucks. The comedy focuses on the “most pathetic” person to ever be included in a weekly dinner. Galifianakis will sit alongside Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in this Jay Roach-directed film.
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