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‘2 Guns’ Wins Weekend Box Office with $27.4M

27 Jul

Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington dethroned Hugh Jackman this weekend as 2 Guns grossed some $27.4 million at the box office.

Wolverine moved to second place with $21.7 million.

In third place was The Smurfs 2, which took in $18.2 million, bringing its five-day total to $27.3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The oh-so-scary The Conjuring and those minions from Despicable Me 2 round out the top five, with a respective $13.7 million and $10.4 million in ticket sales.

“Most of the movie was improvised,” Wahlberg told Celebuzz at the 2 Guns premiere in New York City earlier in the week.

“No discredit to the writer, he did a great job and we had a great piece of material to work from. But in a situation like that, you’re constantly playing and throwing curve-balls at each other. It just heightens the material.”

On deck for this week: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Matt Damon‘s Elysium, We’re the Millers and Disney’s Planes.






10 X-Men Characters That Deserve Their Own Movie

5 Jun

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The sixth movie in the X-Men franchise, The Wolverine, recently opened across cinema screens worldwide. Directed by James Mangold, Hugh Jackman returns to his role of the Canadian mutant, stuck in unfamiliar territory. Summoned by an old friend and stripped of his powers, Wolverine’s brutal conflict takes place in Japan, as he deals with the threatening force of the deadly samurai, and his plaguing inner demons.

The Wolverine does a pretty decent job of continuing the X-Men franchise, but it’s time to really shift the focus elsewhere. Sure enough, Days of Future Past boasts the largest cast of any X-Men movie to date, but it’s time Fox Studios finally drifted away from team movies. If they plan to further expand their own X-Men cinematic universe, then they need to expand on their ideas. They need to dispose of typical superhero genre conventions, and take the route that Marvel Studios are so successfully employing, by splitting up characters into their own respective genres.

If they were to follow the same strategy, then there are plenty of X-Men for them to adapt. Most mutants have supported their own comic series before, and have been the main highlights of the cartoons and movies. So now, it’s really about time that other X-Men characters get the spotlight. Let’s see the Mojoverse in all of its glory. Let’s see Dazzler reach disco stardom.

So without further ado, here is a list of 10 X-Men characters that rightfully deserve their very own movie…

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Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Prisoners’ Wins Weekend Box Office with $21.4M

25 Feb

Hugh Jackman has another number one movie to his name.

Prisoners, the kidnapping thriller also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello and Terrence Howard, grossed $21.4 million at the box office this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last weekend’s winner Insidious Chapter 2 dropped to second place with $14.5 million, while The Family finished in third place with $7 million.

The weekend’s other newcomer, Chris Brown‘s 3D dance flick Battle of the Year, placed fifth with a disappointing $5 million.

On deck for next week: Rush, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing his best Marky Mark impression in JGL’s directorial debut, Don Jon.

10 (Probably Failed) Attempts At A Measured Response To The Wolverine

26 Aug

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I don’t know if it was the low expectations or the fact that Logan got to snikt! some ninjas, but I was pleasantly surprised with The Wolverine.

You could argue that the latest entry in the X-Men franchise isn’t terribly original or daring… and well, you’d be right. It’s interested only in giving Logan a classic hero’s journey, which it does pretty darn well. Director James Mangold brings a good bit of intelligence and restraint back to the summer blockbuster – and superhero films, in particular. If it wasn’t for a healthy amount of CGI and incoherent action scenes (more on that later), The Wolverine would almost feel like a movie out of time, and it’s to the movie’s credit that it plays more like a Western or Samurai film than a comic book movie.

Before we go any further, let’s start with the facts of the case. I’m a thirty-four year-old male and an all around smart-ass. While I’d argue that the X-Men franchise, with its exploration of bigotry and tolerance, is probably the most thematically important comic book series going, I’ve never cared for it personally. It’s usually far too silly and soap opera-y for my tastes. And then came Bryan Singer’s X-Men in 2000, which finally made the series work for me. I’ve never read the source material that The Wolverine is based on, and have little interest in doing so. Frankly, my interest in Wolverine begins and ends with Hugh Jackman, who has created one of the greatest screen characters of all time with his portrayal of Logan.

So let’s get those SPOILERS going with another ten probably failed attempts at balancing fanboy enthusiasm with a little objectivity. If you can, enjoy.

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“Les Misérables” Second Trailer Released (VIDEO)

11 Nov

A second trailer for “Les Mis rables” starring ANNE HATHAWAY, HUGH JACKMAN, RUSSELL CROWE and many other big stars has been released, according to the latest entertainment news.

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The highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, “Les Mis rables,” has only a few weeks to go until it premieres on Christmas Day and its digital promotion is in full swing.

Following its first trailer where lead star Anne Hathaway sings one of the musical’s main songs, a behind-the-scenes extended preview and character movie posters, another trailer has been released to tease us all.

The new preview shows Hathaway and the rest of her co-stars, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen singing as they try to get by during Paris’ oppressive 19th century.

Watch them all sing in the trailer below:

Photo Via Video Screen Grab

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