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The Avengers Sunk My Battleship

SATURDAY 9 AM, 5TH UPDATE: These official Friday and weekend numbers for North America are worse than anyone expected. Everything is tanking except Marvel’s The Avengers which sucked all the air out of the box office for the 3rd straight weekend. Today it will become the highest grossing domestic release in Disney’s history. Joss Whedon’s superhero assembly is already the studio’s highest grossing film of all time globally, and will pass the $450M mark this weekend. It is currently the #6 film of all time globally, the #10 film of all time domestically, and the #9 film of all time internationally. The new foreign gross is $682.6M and domestic $417.3M for a global cume of $1.099.9M. Demonstrating just how disastrous the new movies are opening, audiences gave Universal’s Battleship only a ‘B’ CinemaScore, Lionsgate’s What To Expect When You’re Expecting a ‘B-’, and Paramount’s The Dictator a ‘C’. So don’t expect word of mouth to improve these numbers. Overall moviegoing this weeken

Mark Wahlberg To Star In The Disciple Program

Universal has won a bidding war to pick up The Disciple Program , a thriller script that has Mark Wahlberg attached to star. Morten Tyldum, who directed the Swedish thriller Headhunters, is attached to direct the project, which was written by newcomer Tyler Marceca. The screenplay centers on a man who begins an investigation into his wife’s mysterious death, only to find that the mystery goes much deeper than he imagined. Wahlberg and Steve Levinson are producing. The real story here is Marceca. An unsigned writer from Brooklyn, he wrote ten pages as part of a screenwriting contest run by The Writer’s Store. He later completed the script and submitted it to an online script review site called Script Shadow. In most cases, the site features scripts that are already making the rounds throughout Hollywood. Disciple Program came out of left field and in February became the only amateur screenplay to reach the site’s top-ten list. That caused a veritable feeding frenzy at the

BATTLESHIP Review By: Matt C

BATTLESHIP Review By: Matt C Matt delivers another great movie review and hits it on the mark. BATTLESHIP is a clean miss that borrows too much and inspires too little. Hollywood must really be desperate these days: it's bad enough that audiences have endured reboots ad nausiem, but when we see movies based on popular board games, it's time for an intervention. Take the most recent example of an industry about to go squarely off the tracks  BATTLESHIP -. It looks like Transformers , feels like Top Gun with a hint of Star Trek, and its premise is a mish-mash of several noteworthy alien invasion flicks. While I will admit the ocean backdrop looks and sounds terrific, it's the story which takes on water early. Filled with more cliches than an interview with an NBA player and reeking of second-rate talent, Battleship plods on too long at the beginning and only somewhat redeems itself at the end by parading real-life veterans in front of the cameras to man the old USS

Alex Cross Images. Get Matthew Fox Some Food

Here are the first images from the upcoming film Alex Cross based on James Patterson adaptation I,Alex Cross . Which originally starred Morgan Freeman as Cross in Kiss The Girls and then Along Came a Spider . Matthew Fox looks just sick, someone get this guy something to eat. The film  Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Jean Reno, Rachel Nichols , directed by Rob Cohen . Alex Cross follows the homicide detective/psychologist ( Perry ), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer ( Fox ). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller. Ed Burns who plays Cross’ partner, Tommy Kane in the film, told me at the press day for Man On A Ledge that the audience and fans of the book will be surprised by Perry’s performance.. See all the images after the Jump...

Eli Roth Is In The Green Inferno

Emerging as a major player on the Croisette this year, Worldview Entertainment is teaming with Eli Roth to produce and finance the filmmaker's The Green Inferno . Inferno marks the first feature Roth will direct since Hostel: Part II in 2007. Roth wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo based on Roth's original story, but the logline is being kept under tight wraps. Roth is set to begin shooting in the fall in Peru and Chili, where he recently starred in and produced the earthquake thriller Aftershock, which is currently in post production. He and Amoedo also wrote the script for that film. "I've had an amazing few years producing, writing and acting, and am very excited to get back in the director's chair. I've been working on this idea for several years, and was inspired by filming in Chili and cannot wait to get back," Roth said. "Worldview backs my vision and believe in me, and is giving me the support I need and the freedom to take risks

Liam Neeson To Star In A Walk Among The Tombstones

Liam Neeson seems dedicated to dominating the news feeds today, between new Taken 2 pics and now word that he’ll star in Scott Frank’s adaptation of Lawrence Block’s A Walk Among The Tombstones . We wouldn’t be surprised if he was lurking in the background of the Skyfall poster, punching a wolf or something. The film, which Frank has written and will direct, sees Neeson as Matt Scudder, in a time when he’s a former NYPD officer finding work as an unlicensed private eye. And because they all seem to have to have this trait, he's at constant war with the demon drink. Hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer, he digs into the case and discovers that the people behind it are not new to this sort of thing, and that it doesn’t usually end well for the victim. Tombstones has been wandering around the development weeds for a while now, with Frank having penned the script around 14 years ago for Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films. Universal set the thing up with Harrison Ford sni

Taken 2 Images. Bryan Mills Ain't No Joke

Oh Snap! EW got the first images from Taken 2 . Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills , the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one. I got a chance to sit down and take to Liam Nesson and Maggie Grace as they talk alittle about the film. TAKEN 2 opens October 5th, 2012 See all the images after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

MAGIC MIKE Takes It All Off In This International Trailer

Alright ladies we have the international trailer for MAGIC MIKE . I have a feeling that this movie is going to be HUGE. A movie for the ladies that will rival The Avengers? he film stars stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey . Magic Mike is inspired by Tatum's experiences working as a stripper before his acting career took off. But instead of the lead, Tatum plays the mentor to Pettyfer's character, a performer in the troupe. McConaughey plays Dallas, a former stripper who owns the club where the two perform -- though from the looks of the photo, he doesn't take his retirement very seriously. Magic Mike arrives in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012. It also stars Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough and Cody Horn. Please Leave A Comment-


BATTLESHIP Review By:RAMA So what did RAMA think of BATTLESHIP? Matt's review to come soon. Congratulations, director Peter Berg , you are now the new Michael Bay, and that’s not a compliment. Just as I suspected.. the experience is like watching Battle: Los Angeles meets Transformers meets full blown advertisement for the U.S. Navy. In the words of that weatherman from the comedy Anchorman.. “Loud Noises!”.. Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING Movie Review By: Matt C Ensemble pieces, whether they be comedy or drama, are tricky things: too many characters usually get introduced, forcing audiences to pick and choose who they will follow. The best of these (like The Usual Suspects) never forces the audience to make that choice, instead weaving the characters throughout the story to create an enjoyable, albeit curvy, experience. What to Expect When You're Expecting tries very hard to achieve that, but never gets it quite right. Funny at times but unnecessarily poignant and dull at others, it's a date night film that might give guys the heebie-jeebies on the way home, as talk will inevitably turn to having children. At its core however is a tale with too many characters, whom you instantly forget when the lights kick on during the credits. What to Expect tries to be a laugh-out-loud fest, touching ensemble drama, tear-jerker, and a couple of other genres thrown in for good m

Universal Studios Transformers The Ride 3D Review

So the summer movie season is officially in full swing, with all kinds of big blockbusters hitting theaters each and every week, offering up action-packed experiences of the highest cinematic quality and the best visual effects studio money can buy. And no matter how impressive the 3D or digital technology, there's only so much you can experience from your seat in a crowded movie theater. For those of you thrill-seekers out there who are looking for a little extra bang for your buck and willing to take a trip to the west coast, Universal Studios has taken the best elements of the fancy cinematic 3D technology and incorporated it into their latest, cutting-edge attraction with " Transformers The Ride 3D ." Think "Star Tours" but with amped-up, in-your-face-battle-action involving Optimus Prime, Megatron and trusty Bumblebee. MTV News was lucky enough to snag an invite to come check out the ride just before it opened to the public. Here's a rundown of w

Juno Temple Joins Maleficent

Juno Temple will play one of the three pixies taking care of Aurora in the live-action Disney fantasy film that re-imagines the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Angelina Jolie is playing the title character in the fantasy that tells the story from the point of view of the fairy-witch who cursed Aurora to a permanent sleep on her 16th birthday. Robert Stromberg is directing. Elle Fanning already is on board as Aurora and Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human and half-fairy bastard son of the human king. Also in the cast are I melda Staunton (Vera Drake), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter), Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham), Sam Riley (Brighton Rock) and Lesley Manville (Another Year). Temple would join Staunton and Manville as the three pixie fairies in the classic fairy tale who are tasked with taking care of Aurora in the cottage in the woods. Temple will play Thistletwit, who -- like the other pixies, Knotgrass and Flittle -- is neglectful and superficial. The movie

First Look At CW's Arrow

Here your first look trailer from the upcoming show ARROW . The show stars Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen/Star City’s vigilante, Green Arrow . This is a modern retelling of the classic DC Character, the pilot is directed by David Nutter. The series is developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim (the team behind last year’s Green Lantern film) along with Andrew Kreisberg Katie Cassidy plays Laurel, a young legal clinic attorney who was Oliver’s romantic past. Laurel in the comic book has an alter ego, BLACK CANARY , but it’s not sure yet if that’s the direction that they’ll be taking for Cassidy. This is a modern retelling of the classic DC Character, the pilot is directed by David Nutter. The series is developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim (the team behind last year’s Green Lantern film) along with Andrew Kreisberg Katie Cassidy plays Laurel, a young legal clinic attorney who was Oliver’s romantic past. Laurel in the comic book has an alter ego, BLACK CANAR

THE POSSESSION Trailer Based On A True Story

Brace yourself for a first look at the terrifying trailer for THE POSSESSION , the story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan ( Watchmen ) and Kyra Sedgwick ( The Closer ). The film will be in theaters everywhere August 31, 2012. Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil Clyde ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan ) and Stephanie Brenek ( Kyra Sedgwick ) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Read about the true story that inspired the

BERNIE Movie Poster Giveaway Signed By Rick Linklater

I have a contest for my San Francisco fans. Do you wanna WIN a signed BERNIE poster by Rick Linklater , the director of the movie. All you have to do is answer a simple question after the Jump... In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for so

Ender's Game Film Nothing Like The Book

If you're wondering how the big-screen rendition of Orson Scott Card's acclaimed sci-fi novel Ender's Game is shaping up, you're in luck—the author just got back from the set and has written all about it. What stood out to him the most? Apparently the fact that he didn't actually recognize a lot of it. Card recorded a small cameo in the movie and watched a bit of the filming while he was on set. He says it's definitely director Gavin Hood's vision of the material, and he warns that some hardcore fans of the book might be a bit shell-shocked. "The scene [I watched] does not come from the book—very few of the scenes in this movie do—so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader," he wrote. "This is writer-director Gavin Hood's movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene." But don't worry, folks. Changes or not, Card said he rea

FEMME FATALES Returns May 25th

THE DEADLY DAMES OF CINEMAX'S HIT SERIES FEMME FATALES RETURN TO THRILL THIS MAY. Season Two Debuts Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 PM and the Super-Sized Season Finale Airs August 10th The groundbreaking, hit anthology series FEMME FATALES returns to Cinemax this May with 12 all-new pulse-pounding episodes. Beginning Friday, May 25th at 11 PM, Femme Fatales ripped from the pages of the bestselling magazine, is the cult smash Entertainment Weekly calls “a badass-chick anthology series” and Geek Monthly hails as “50% Tarantino, 50% Sin City, 100% Cool.” The sexy, thrilling anthology series is about powerful, sexy and dangerous women styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels. The half-hour program features stories inspired by such noir classic as Double Indemnity and Pulp Fiction and classic thriller TV series like The Twilight Zone. In each stand-alone episode, which is part of a bigger interweaving mythology, women find extraordinary ways of copin

THE WORDS Trailer Starring Cooper & Saldana

The first trailer for THE WORDS has arrived today. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana . The films stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, John Hannah, Nora Arnezeder, and J.K. Simmons . THE WORDS follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Do You Have What It Takes To Join Cobra Special Forces?

Do you have what it takes to join the Cobra Special Forces? Members of the team will receive exclusive content and further cobra mission details as they are received from high command. Check it out at A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe

Relativity Media Acquires "Paranoia" Starring Hemsworth, Oldman & Ford

Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to market and distribute IM Global’s currently-titled Paranoia , directed by Robert Luketic (21) and starring Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Oscar®-nominee Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), Oscar®-nominee Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class). Production is targeted to begin this summer and the film will release in theatres on September 27, 2013. IM Global will handle international distribution. In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy ( Liam Hemsworth ) is a charming, blue collar guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Telecom. But after one costly and illegal mistake, Adam is confronted by ruthless CEO Nicholas Wyatt. He won’t turn Adam in under one condition: Adam must agree to infiltrate the competition as a corporate spy. Adam soon finds himself packaged for success, surrounded by glamorous boardrooms, expensive cars, and a life he only dreamed of. But behind

David Garibaldi Makes It To Vegas On America’s Got Talent

David Garibaldi and his crew work together to paint a masterpiece within minutes on America’s Got Talent . If you haven't seen this video you will be amazed. I have it for you below. David Garibaldi and his CMYK’s are from Sacramento,Ca., as I am also so when word needs to get our about a local talent I am the first one inline to help. Make sure you follow David on the show and put in your votes. Make sure to visit David's site HERE . Follow David on Twitter and Let him know that SandwichJohnFilms sent you- LIKE David's page of Facebook - Get to know David after the Jump... Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a world-renowned performance painter is no different. The culture and color of graffiti art served as an early inspiration for Garibaldi. Born in Los Angles, he later moved as a youth to South Sacramento. It was here that he