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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

U.S Box Office June 26-28, 2009

# Title Jun 26 - 28
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Transformers: ROTF $ 108,966,307

4,234 1 $ 25,736 $ 200,077,255
2 The Proposal 18,578,541
-44.8 3,058 2 6,075 69,162,471
3 The Hangover 17,022,166
-36.4 3,525 4 4,829 183,054,267
4 Up 13,061,737
-44.4 3,487 5 3,746 250,234,554
5 My Sister's Keeper 12,442,212

2,606 1 4,774 12,442,212
6 Year One 6,022,444
-69.3 3,024 2 1,992 32,529,560
7 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 5,451,107
-54.7 2,995 3 1,820 53,456,827
8 Star Trek 3,711,968
-32.6 1,823 8 2,036 246,331,182
9 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smith. 3,643,522
-53.3 2,250 6 1,619 163,391,192
10 Away We Go 1,709,313
96.2 495 4 3,453 4,088,390


Source: Box Office Guru Read more!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Michael Jackson-Ghosts

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Directed by Stan Winston
Written by Michael Jackson and Stephen King Read more!

Michael Jackson-Beat It

Written, arranged and composed by Michael Jackson
Produced by Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones

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Trailers: Daybreakers, Thirst

'Daybreakers' Trailer
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'Thirst' Trailer
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Tv Series June 30-July 5, 2009

Tuesday, June 30
-Rescue Me S05E13 "Torch"

Thursday, July 2
-Burn Notice S03E05 "Signals and Codes"

Sunday, July 5
-True Blood S02E04 "Let's Take a Trip Together" Read more!

Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Thriller-Complete Version

(Written and composed by Rod Temperton, Produced by Quincy Jones)

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Supernatural-Season One Favorite Episodes



*Possible Spoilers*

Season 1 (2005-2006)

Episode 7 "Hook Man" (Written by John Shiban, Directed by David Jackson)



Dean and Sam investigate the death of a student at a college. The student's girlfriend Lori says the attacker was invisible. More attacks occur, all connected to the girl. They discover that Hookman is behind the killings, and that she is unknowingly summoning him.

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Episode 11 "Scarecrow" (Story by Patrick Sean Smith, Teleplay by John Shiban, Directed by Kim Manners)



Sam and Dean investigate the disappearances of young couples in a rural Indiana town. They have a falling out, and split up. The scarecrow is a Vanir which protects the town at a price. A dark force is against the Winchester family. Sam meets Meg Masters.

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Episode 12 "Faith" (Written by Sera Gamble & Raelle Tucker, Directed by Allan Kroeker)



While battling a creature, Dean gets electrocuted and his heart is damaged. Sam searches for a way to save him and believes he may have found an answer; a preacher who heals the incurable. However, Dean and Sam discover that the preacher is getting help from a Grim Reaper.

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Episode 21 "Salvation" (Written by Sera Gamble & Raelle Tucker, Directed by Robert Singer)

Sam has a vision of a family being attacked by the demon, so he, Dean, and John head off to save the family and nearly kill the demon using the Colt gun. Meg calls them and John meets Meg to deliver a fake gun, while the boys are left to deal with the demon.



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Honorable mentions: Pilot, Dead Man's Blood
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

'The Box' Trailer

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Mind-Blowing 'Avatar' Footage Screened in Amsterdam (CinemaExpo)





Quotes:

"Overall I was really impressed by what I saw. The effects are in a league of their own." ... "It took my breath away. I thought–just like you guys–that I've seen it all with Gollum, or The Hulk, but Cameron has done it again. These creatures seem so real, that within minutes you forget you're watching an enormous and very blue CGI character. Even the eyes are totally convincing. The characters have real personalities and a soul." -- Coming Soon

"The audience afterwards was stunned. Everyone just gasped, wondered and just couldnt believe what they saw." ... "Until now, all we saw was the base in 3D, mostly humans and now the 2 N'avi Avatars. They look NOTHING like the drawing you've seen. They're living creatures with blue skin, bigger yellow eyes than humans with tails. The avatars even look like their human connectors. You will NOT believe the detail." ..."
The world outside is amazing. It all lives, breathes and works." -- MarketSaw

"It makes me want to create a time machine like Cartman from South Park, so that I don't have to wait till the 18th of December to watch the finished movie. If it's anything like the scenes I saw, it's going to be one of the best movies of the decade." -- IESB

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

'Battlestar Galactica: The Plan' New Trailer

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Nip/Tuck wraps shooting



Nip/Tuck wrapped production on its series finale (and 100th episode) last week.Don't get too excited, because the finale won't air until 2011.The remaining 19 episodes will probably be spit into two seasons: the first ten will air in 2010, and the remaining nine in 2011. Read more!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

U.S Box Office June 19-21, 2009

# Title Jun 19 - 21
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG











1 The Proposal $ 33,627,598

3,056 1 $ 11,004

2 The Hangover 26,753,473
-18.4 3,545 3 7,547

3 Up 23,492,677
-23.6 3,832 4 6,131

4 Year One 19,610,304

3,022 1 6,489

5 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 12,034,899
-48.5 3,077 2 3,911

6 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smith. 7,807,185
-18.8 2,962 5 2,636

7 Star Trek 5,511,434
1.0 2,307 7 2,389

8 Land of the Lost 4,358,945
-51.5 2,945 3 1,480

9 Imagine That 3,290,227
-40.2 3,011 2 1,093

10 Terminator Salvation 3,284,230
-31.4 1,920 5 1,711



Source: Box Office Guru Read more!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Music in Film: Linkin Park-New Divide (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Soundtrack)

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Tv Series June 22-28, 2009

Tuesday, June 23

-Rescue Me S05E12 "Disease"

Wednesday, June 24

-The Philanthropist Pilot

Thursday, June 25

-Burn Notice S03E04 "Fearless Leader"

Friday, June 26

-Virtuality Pilot

Sunday, June 28

-True Blood S02E03 "Scratches"

-Law & Order: Criminal Intent S08E10 "Salome in Manhattan" Read more!

'It Might Get Loud' Trailer

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

'The Stepfather' (2009) Trailer

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Interview: Harold Ramis

Below, there's an interesting excerpt from a recent interview, which Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Analyze this, Ghostbusters, this year's Year One) gave to Cinematical.

I've read in interviews that you have a screenplay kicking around about your work in a psych ward, and I'm really interested to hear about some of your darker ideas for movies.

Ramis: Yeah, that's one of them. That one is... No one likes existential comedy. People like a nice happy ending, and I didn't have any happy endings for my psych ward experience. The movie was really about suffering on three levels. I was doing that job while the Vietnam War was raging, and I had gotten involved with my first wife at that time who was really -- she suffered deeply, both personally and for the world. She had a great kind of, I heard the phrase once, "altruistic panic." People who are so distressed with the human condition that it puts them in a frenzy or makes them terribly sad. So there was the global suffering represented by the war, and then the suffering of these patients that I had to deal with eight hours a day or more, sometimes two shifts. And I was put on suicide prevention one on one with people who had made sincere attempts, and spending eight hours a day protecting someone's life, you know, you can't not talk to them. And I'm not a therapist; I was 21 years old, 22, trying to tell them why they should live from my point of view, from the perspective of a 22-year-old. It's ridiculous. I had nothing but platitudes and false hope and no real help.

And it sounds like a movie, but the woman I spent the most time with was beautiful and in her later 20's, had a child, and seemingly everything to live for, but she kept making attempts and then wanted me to get more personally involved in her life. And that's where the screenplay went.

For the full interview:
Interview: 'Year One' Director Harold Ramis Read more!

Monday, June 15, 2009

U.S Box Office June 12-14, 2009

# Title Jun 12 - 14
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 The Hangover $ 32,794,387
-27.1 3,355 2 $ 9,775 $ 104,768,489
2 Up 30,762,280
-30.3 3,886 3 7,916 187,425,989
3 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 23,373,102

3,074 1 7,603 23,373,102
4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 9,616,907
-34.3 3,365 4 2,858 143,463,712
5 Land of the Lost 8,994,030
-52.3 3,534 2 2,545 34,820,550
6 Imagine That 5,503,519

3,008 1 1,830 5,503,519
7 Star Trek 5,454,563
-34.4 2,638 6 2,068 231,882,965
8 Terminator Salvation 4,787,487
-42.0 2,650 4 1,807 113,923,159
9 Angels & Demons 4,111,457
-37.2 2,436 5 1,688 123,211,661
10 Drag Me to Hell 3,932,585
-44.1 2,273 3 1,730 35,214,475


Source: Box Office Guru Read more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Music in Film: Hans Zimmer-One Day (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Soundtrack)

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What would happen in the third season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Producer James Middleton talked to scifiwire about the series finale, and about possible developments in the third season of the show (if it was renewed).

One theory about the ending is that by leaping to the future, John Connor never grew up to become the leader of the human resistance. That would free him of the burden of saving humanity.

“I think that that’s the right interpretation, because in the actual footage of the show, we see that Derek doesn’t recognize him,” Middleton said. “So, by jumping into this future, he has erased his existence in a certain way, and we see that. We see that nobody recognizes him.”

Middleton added that leaping to the future changes John Connor’s fate. “We would have to have explored that if we did get a third season,” he said. “If we had gotten a third season, I should say, we definitely would have explored what it all meant, but I think there’s a great moment where we see Allison [Summer Glau], and John’s look to her is very meaningful. I think that also would have been a great thing in terms of dramatic potential.

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'The Time Traveler's Wife' Trailer

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

First look: 'The Book of Eli'



By David Lee, Warner Bros. Pictures/USA Today

In a post-apocalyptic world, a lone hero (Denzel Washington) guards the Book of Eli, which provides knowledge that could redeem society. The despot of a small, makeshift town (Gary Oldman) plans to take possession of the book.

Directed by Hughes Brothers (their first movie since 'From Hell' (2001))
Written by Gary Whitta, Anthony Peckham
Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman,Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson

Release date: January 15, 2010

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marvel movie slate update




Release schedule: Iron Man 2 in May 2010, Thor in May 2011, and The First Avenger: Captain America in July 2011, The Avengers in Summer 2012.

Tidbits of information (provided by Kevin Feige, Marvel's president of production, in an industry conference) on the upcoming projects:

*Iron Man 2: The goal is to carry over the humor and tone of the first film, while adding more characters and upping the action. Scarlett Johannson's character has "two sides," and the actress is signed for multiple movies.

*Thor: No Shakespearean dialogue (per Kenneth Branagh's wishes)! No Don Blake! Primarily set on Earth (though also on Asgard and "other worlds")! How exactly is that going to work? No idea!

*The First Avenger: Captain America: Will be "primarily" set during World War II. With Joe Johnston at the helm, Feige described the picture in terms of the director / visual effects designer's past work (The Rocketeer, October Sky, Star Wars). Sidekick Bucky will appear "in some capacity."

*The Avengers: Captain America will be involved in the plot "from the get go."

*Ant-Man: Edgar Wright will be submitting another draft after he completes Scott Pilgrim.

Feige also revealed that another new Marvel movie will be released in 2012.

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Overseas Audiences Make Hits Out Of U.S. Disappointments

Overseas, two films that are regarded domestically as disappointments -- Angels & Demons and Terminator Salvation -- were doing stand-out business over the weekend. Spreading into 70 countries, the latest Terminator edition added $67.5 million to its gross to bring its foreign total to $97.2 million. Angels & Demons continued to perform strongly overseas, drawing $22.3 million, bringing its overseas total to $292.9 million and putting it into position to cross the $300-million mark internationally this week. It is the year's biggest hit abroad. Combined with its North American gross, it has now earned $409 million worldwide. IMDB Read more!

U.S Box Office June 5-7, 2009

# Title Jun 5 - 7
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 The Hangover $ 44,979,319

3,269 1 $ 13,759 $ 44,979,319
2 Up 44,138,266
-35.2 3,818 2 11,561 137,210,701
3 Land of the Lost 18,837,350

3,521 1 5,350 18,837,350
4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 14,634,988
-39.9 3,807 3 3,844 127,326,188
5 Star Trek 8,310,480
-34.1 3,202 5 2,595 222,712,175
6 Terminator Salvation 8,248,387
-49.8 3,304 3 2,496 105,568,008
7 Drag Me to Hell 7,040,550
-55.5 2,510 2 2,805 28,233,230
8 Angels & Demons 6,550,282
-42.3 2,925 4 2,239 116,174,931
9 My Life in Ruins 3,223,161

1,164 1 2,769 3,223,161
10 Dance Flick 1,958,725
-58.7 1,707 3 1,147 22,625,733


Source: Box Office Guru Read more!

 
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