Movie Blog Archives - January 2012

January 2012 Archive

Fandango Mobile Ticketing is A Hit With Moviegoers

By: Derrick Deane on January 10, 2012 at 3:00PM Comments (1)

Since its inception, paperless ticketing has really taken off, with as many as 50% of our consumers using the Mobile Ticket system where available. This week, it was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, that the feature will expand in the near future. Have you used the Mobile Ticketing feature in the past? If not, are you curious to try it?

Universal Studios Celebrates 100 Years with Big Plans

By: Derrick Deane on January 10, 2012 at 2:52PM Comments (1)

Universal Studios will celebrate its 100th year anniversary this year and will has begun to reveal plans on how they will celebrate. The studio will restore and re-issue 13 classic films as well as offer a bunch of social media incentives for movie fans.


SAG Awards Weekend in L.A. Sweepstakes

By: Derrick Deane on January 10, 2012 at 2:44PM Comments (1)

Here's your chance to be a part of the frenzy and glamour that is awards season. We're giving one lucky winner a grand prize of a lifetime. Find out what it is and how you can enter!


Lindsay Lohan to Portray Elizabeth Taylor?

By: Derrick Deane on January 10, 2012 at 2:36PM Comments (8)

Lindsay Lohan, who channeled Marilyn Monroe for her recent Playboy pictorial, is reportedly in early talks to play screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie about Taylor's romance with Richard Burton.Do you think Lohan should play Taylor or do you have someone else in mind?


Sequels and Remakes in the Works for 'Bruce Almighty', 'Narc', and 'Police Academy'

By: Mike Bracken on January 10, 2012 at 1:01PM Comments

Ah Hollywood – when the creative reserves have run dry and you just need a quick way to make a few million bucks, you can always fall back on a few sequels and remakes, right? Here’s the latest batch of in-development films almost no one was clamoring to see.


AMC Considers Mob Series Based on 'Goodfellas'

By: Mike Bracken on January 10, 2012 at 12:54PM Comments

Move over, Don Draper and Walter White – AMC’s about to move some new bad guys onto the block in the form of a Goodfellas television series. Would you tune in for a Goodfellas series?


Guess Which Disney Ride is Next in Line to Become a Movie

By: Mike Bracken on January 9, 2012 at 2:28PM Comments (4)

The MatterhornAfter the incredible box office success of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Disney is once again turning to its popular rides to provide the foundation for new films. The latest addition to the Disney development library? The Matterhorn...


Celebrity Blogger Alert: Katherine Heigl is Now Guest-Blogging for iVillage

By: Erik Davis on January 9, 2012 at 2:11PM Comments

Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up.Ever wonder what it's really like to be a mother and a movie star, and how difficult (or easy) it is to balance both your thriving career and the changing of dirty diapers hourly?  In her debut blog post for iVillage's CelebVillage, Katherine Heigl talks about the difficulties of managing her career...


Sequel Update: 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'The Fighter' & the '24' Movie

By: Alison Nastasi on January 9, 2012 at 12:56PM Comments (7)

The Girl With the Dragon TattooDeadline is reporting that Sony is pushing ahead with adaptations of parts two and three in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest — with Rooney Mara as hacker Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig appearing as journalist Mikael Blomkvist...


'Hunger Games' Tix On Sale Feb. 22

By: Lizerne Guiting on January 9, 2012 at 12:39PM Comments (10)

The Hunger GamesReady to see the first in a franchise where teens fight to the death in a dystopian world? Mark your calendars, Katniss fans, because The Hunger Games will start selling tickets right here on Fandango on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Sign up for a Fan Alert to receive an e-mail when showtimes become available in your area...


End of the Week Recap: Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon as Thieving Brothers, First Look at Jeremy Renner in 'Bourne Legacy' and the Stunning Angelina Jolie Look-a-like

By: Derrick Deane on January 6, 2012 at 4:02PM Comments (5)

Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon will play brothers looking to pull off an art heist in their upcoming comedy. Also, our first look at Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy and the Angelina Jolie look-a-like. And Darth Vader pug.


Trailers: Elizabeth Olsen Is Trapped in a 'Silent House,' 'Things Fall Apart' for 50 Cent, Greg Kinnear On 'Thin Ice,' and The Oscars Search for Billy Crystal

By: Derrick Deane on January 6, 2012 at 3:09PM Comments (3)

Martha Marcy May Marlene's Elizabeth Olsen is trapped in a Silent House, 50 Cent drops 60 pounds to play a cancer-stricken football star in Things Fall Apart, Greg Kinnear wants to steal Alan Arkin's violin and the Oscars is on a quest to find Billy Crystal in their first promo trailer.


Exclusive: 'The Devil Inside' 7 New Photos!

By: John Halecky on January 6, 2012 at 1:50PM Comments (12)

'The Devil Inside' 7 New Photos!

The kind folks over at Paramount have given us 7 exclusive photos from The Devil Inside, opening in theaters today, Friday, January 6th. The creepy horror thriller is about a young woman who seeks the truth about whether her mother is mentally ill or demonically posessed after her mother killed three people twenty years prior during her own exorcism.


Woody Allen Receives 20th Career Writer's Guild Award Nomination for 'Midnight in Paris'

By: Derrick Deane on January 5, 2012 at 5:41PM Comments (3)

While Midnight in Paris has been somewhat of a renaissance for Woody Allen, the prolific writer-director picked up his 20th career Writers Guild of America award nomination today. See who he's up against as well as the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Documentary.


Live-Action 'Akira' Production Offices Shut Down

By: Derrick Deane on January 5, 2012 at 3:17PM Comments (11)

Warner Bros. has shut down production offices in Vancouver as they look to trim about $30 million from the budget for their live-action Akira remake. Time will tell if director Jaume Collet-Serra and his team can meet Warner's budget demand but are you curious to see what kind of remake they've come up with or are you glad the movie is having so much trouble getting made?


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