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New on DVD: 'Transformers' on Blu-ray

By: cwalton on September 2, 2008 at 3:41PM Comments

From Stacie Hougland: Now that HD DVD is no more, Transformers fans can rejoice (and director Michael Bay can gloat)--summer '07's third-highest grossing film has finally been released on Blu-ray. Bay threatened to to leave the production of Transformers 2 last year when Paramount/Dreamworks made a deal to go exclusively HD DVD after a BD version had already been prepped for release...


eBay Item: Role in 'Spidey 4'

By: cwalton on August 29, 2008 at 12:23PM Comments

From Lizerne Guiting: Turns out, to break into the biz, you have to be the highest bidder. Sony Pictures is collaborating with nonprofit org Stand Up To Cancer to auction off a Spider-Man 4 package that includes a walk-on role in the prophesied blockbuster. That won’t release for a few more years, but when it does, the lucky winner and a guest will visit the set, meet and greet the cast,...


2008's Most Anticipated Fall Movies

By: cwalton on August 28, 2008 at 11:12AM Comments (9)

Now that the summer movie season's just about over (and wow, is it just me or did this one seem to go by extremely fast?), we've got some numbers from our poll asking which films all of you moviegoers are looking forward to the most this Fall, and into 2009. Here's a quick month-by-month of the leading titles, by percentage... -- Sept. 2008's Most Anticipated: Burn After Reading...


Downey's 'Dark Knight' Diss

By: cwalton on August 28, 2008 at 11:08AM Comments (3)

From Stacie Hougland: Don't expect to see Robert Downey Jr. in the next Batman movie, if his backhanded compliment to The Dark Knight in an interview on is any indication. Said the always-outspoken Iron Man and Tropic Thunder star: "It's like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I'm like, 'That's not my idea of what I want to see in a...


DVD of the Week: 'Redbelt'; Plus: Merry 'Christmas'

By: cwalton on August 26, 2008 at 1:16PM Comments

From Stacie Hougland: David Mamet sets his noirish tale about honesty, deceit and the Hollywood machine in the world of Mixed Martial Arts in Redbelt, less a movie about sports as it is a dialogue-driven depiction of the (pretty deplorable) human condition. The result is a riveting, if fairly implausible, fable about a man whose efforts to do the right thing bring all the wrong consequences, with...


Meet the Real 'House Bunny'

By: cwalton on August 26, 2008 at 11:38AM Comments

It's been a guy comedy summer with movies like Zohan, Pineapple Express and Tropical Thunder all racking up major box office profits. Last weekend, though, the girls had their day at the movies, too, with The House Bunny coming in at number two with a respectable debut of $14.5 million. More than a few moviegoers were obviously curious to find out how Anna Faris' fictional Playboy...


Sing Along in 'Mamma Mia!'

By: cwalton on August 22, 2008 at 12:53PM Comments (6)

From Lizerne Guiting: ABBA enthusiasts, rejoice! Universal announced a Mamma Mia! Sing-Along Edition, hitting select theaters across the country Aug. 29. Never mind that your breath reeks of nacho cheese and jalapeño. It’s OK if you’re a bit off key or even tone deaf. There’s a pretty good chance your rendition of “S.O.S.” will be better than Pierce...


'Dark Knight' Script on Sale

By: cwalton on August 21, 2008 at 12:29PM Comments (1)

From Lizerne Guiting: Tropic Thunder ousted The Dark Knight from the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend, but the IMAX version was still Fandango’s top seller yesterday. Evidently, fans just can’t get enough of the movie that’s making cinematic history. If watching it multiple times doesn’t suffice, you can now buy the script, which went on sale yesterday, or you can...


'Death Race': Opening Friday...Or Maybe Not?

By: cwalton on August 20, 2008 at 3:47PM Comments (1)

Our sister site Fancast has an interesting mention today about this Friday's release for Death Race. Everybody on the Internet's been buzzing about next year's Watchmen release, which has now been officially watched (and served) by Fox, who're seeking to block its opening due to rights issues. But could the same happen to Universal's Death Race? With less than 48 hours to go...


DVD of the Week: 'Hannah Montana'

By: cwalton on August 19, 2008 at 12:12PM Comments

From Stacie Hougland: Looks like this August is tween-movie month, with kid flicks being the only notable DVD releases for the third week in a row--not much new for the adult set lately. This week, 13-year-olds should be thrilled, as Disney releases its massive hit Hannah Montana And Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour (for which Fandango sold a whopping 30 percent of its $29 million...


'Voltron' Movie on the Way

By: cwalton on August 18, 2008 at 6:04PM Comments (2)

Now that Transformers was a huge hit, why not bring back some other Gen X favorites from the '80s? Word from Latino Review is that those five beloved mechanical lions from the Japanese animation will form together to make ultimate fighter Voltron on the big screen soon enough. The Mark Gordon Co. is attached to produce Voltron: Defender of the Universe, Relativity Media will finance, and a...


New on DVD: 'CJ7,' 'Smart People'

By: cwalton on August 12, 2008 at 2:18PM Comments (1)

From Stacie Hougland: It's a lean week for new releases, but if you're a Stephen Chow fan, you might want to check out CJ7, a wildly bizarre yet strangely watchable kid flick by the writer/director of Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. Chow stars as Ti, a dirt-poor construction worker whose paycheck largely goes to pay for son Dicky's (Jiao Xu, a girl playing a boy, just one of its...


'V' Movie in the Works

By: cwalton on August 7, 2008 at 7:18PM Comments (11)

From Stacie Hougland: Just got some news I can get behind, at the risk of dating myself. Anyone who grew up in the early 1980s knows of the miniseries "V," about the arrival of fascist reptilian aliens (the Visitors) in human-face who first befriend humankind then attempt to take over planet Earth and make dinner out of us. It looks like creator Kenneth Johnson is finally getting plans...


DVD of the Week: 'Nim's Island'

By: cwalton on August 5, 2008 at 10:39AM Comments

From Stacie Hougland: If you're looking for a family film geared toward tween girls, look no further than Nim's Island, which should satisfy any 11-year-old with an imagination. She flies through the air with the greatest of ease.The premise is this: Nim (Abigail Breslin) lives on a deserted island with her scientist dad (Gerard Butler), and spends her time playing with the island animals...


Wanna 'Dark Knight' Laugh?

By: cwalton on July 31, 2008 at 3:09PM Comments (7)

From Stacie Hougland: This YouTube vid crossed my email earlier today, and those of you who, like me, enjoyed The Dark Knight enough but had a problem with one certain aspect of it might find this as funny as I


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