Movie Blog Archives - January 2012



January 2012 Archive

'Expendables 2' Will Be PG-13 Because of Chuck Norris

By: Derrick Deane on January 18, 2012 at 2:42PM Comments (23)

When it was first proposed, The Expendables sequel was supposed to promise big stars, bigger guns and tons of violence capped with lots of strong language. Well, not if Chuck Norris has anything to say about it. Would you be interested in checking out a PG-13 Expendables movie?

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'Haywire' Xbox 360 Prize Pack Giveaway!

By: John Halecky on January 18, 2012 at 1:13PM Comments (322)

'Haywire' Xbox 360 Prize Pack Giveaway!

 ***Note: This blog giveaway ended at 12 midnight PST, January 27th. Thanks again to everyone who submitted their comments! We'll be randomly selecting the winners, and will be in contact soon! Stay tuned to our Freshly Popped Movie Blog for more giveaways upcoming!***

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Kristen Wiig Opts Out of 'Bridesmaids' Sequel

By: Alison Nastasi on January 18, 2012 at 10:34AM Comments (5)

There was a lot of speculation surrounding Kristen Wiig's return for a Bridesmaids follow-up, but the comedy star and film's co-writer/producer has confirmed with E! Online that she will not be participating in a sequel. Will you still check out the sequel or is a Wiig-less Bridesmaids not worth your time?

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Exclusive: 'October Baby' Poster Premiere!

By: John Halecky on January 18, 2012 at 10:18AM Comments

Exclusive: 'October Baby' poster premiere

The kind folks over at Samuel Goldwyn Films have given us the exclusive poster premiere for October Baby, opening in theaters on March 23rd, 2012. The film is directed by brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin.

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New on DVD: 'The Ides of March,' 'Abduction'

By: Stacie Hougland on January 17, 2012 at 3:42PM Comments (1)

Ryan Gosling and George Clooney (who directs) star in this awards-nominated political drama about shady backroom dealings and down-and-dirty election campaigns. Plus the rest of the week's new releases.

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You Rate the New Releases: ‘Contraband,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’ and ‘Joyful Noise’

By: Erik Davis on January 17, 2012 at 3:25PM Comments (3)

Looks like the power of old Disney cartoons in 3D has decreased as Beauty and the Beast 3D didn’t have enough steam to take down Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband over the weekend. What did you think of this weekend's new releases?

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Megan Fox Now Up For Elizabeth Taylor Role in Lifetime Movie

By: Derrick Deane on January 17, 2012 at 2:53PM Comments (4)

If you thought the news of Lindsay Lohan being up for portraying screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie, which now has the unfortunate title of Liz and Dick, was controversial, now it appears Megan Fox is also in the running. Who do you think should play Liz Taylor? Lohan? Fox? Or another actress?

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Mondo Unveils Glow in the Dark Limited Edition 'TRON' Posters

By: Derrick Deane on January 17, 2012 at 2:45PM Comments

Today, via Slashfilm, comes the latest collaboration between Disney, Mondo and Slideshow Collectibles: a limited edition glow-in-the-dark poster set (yes, two posters) for TRON and TRON: Legacy by Martin Ansin. Check them out and find out when they go on sale.

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'The Artist,' 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Drive' Dominate BAFTA Award Nominations

By: Derrick Deane on January 17, 2012 at 2:31PM Comments

If you thought The Artist was an awards season juggernaut, then in the words of B.T.O., you ain't seen nothin' yet. This morning brought the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award nominations and much to no one's surprise, The Artist leads the way with a whopping 12 nominations. Check out the rest of the nominees.

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Poll Results: Golden Globes Snubs, Surprises and Gervais's Best Jokes, Plus More Polls via MoviesWithoutPity

By: Derrick Deane on January 17, 2012 at 2:22PM Comments (2)

So while we've spent the past day recovering from The Golden Globes, we asked Fandango users what they thought were the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's awards show. We also surveyed them to see what they thought was host Ricky Gervais's best joke. Clearly, you have a lot of love for Bridesmaids.

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Exclusive: 'God Bless America' Poster Premiere!

By: John Halecky on January 17, 2012 at 1:01PM Comments (9)

Exclusive: 'God Bless America' poster premiere

The kind folks over at Magnet Releasing have given us the exclusive poster premiere for the dark comedy, God Bless America, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

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Golden Globe Awards Recap: 'The Artist' Continues to Win; Scorsese, Streep Score Surprise Wins

By: Derrick Deane on January 15, 2012 at 8:43PM Comments (2)

And so another Golden Globes has come and gone. Much of the anticipation going into tonight’s show centered on just how much leeway NBC would allow host Ricky Gervais. Aside from a few opening jokes about Kim Kardashian and a Justin Bieber joke, Gervais was pretty much unseen for most of the show. He did return...

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'The Artist' and 'The Help' Pick Up Momentum Going Into Golden Globes

By: Derrick Deane on January 13, 2012 at 3:18PM Comments (2)

The Artist and The Help picked up some major momentum going into the Golden Globes this Sunday. Last night at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, The Artist was named best picture and also scored wins for best score, best costume design and a best director win for Michael Hazanavicius. So what does it all mean for the Golden Globes?

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Joss Whedon Reveals 'Avengers' News

By: Derrick Deane on January 13, 2012 at 2:27PM Comments (13)

One of the big questions going into this amalgamation of Marvel superheroes was if The Avengers was going to be told through one character's point of view or if we would just sit back and watch a bunch of superheroes battle Loki and Red Skull. Director Joss Whedon answered that question, courtesy of an EW interview.

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Live Q&A with Angelina Jolie

By: Derrick Deane on January 12, 2012 at 5:22PM Comments

Angelina Jolie takes questions from fans and discusses her latest movie,  In The Land of Blood and Honey.

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