November 19, 2009

New Moon, the Twilight movie, has record ticket sales

New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight franchise seems to be clocking up record advanced ticket sales.

Don't forget, we're only at Thursday morning here (so this data comes from Wednesday) and New Moon doesn't even open until Friday night. So these numbers of advance ticket sales are sure to rise from here.

Also note that these numbers for New Moon ticket sales are solely to do with the UK, a much smaller market.

TWILIGHT sequel New Moon has taken £1million before even being released - as the fastest advance-selling film of the year.

Odeon and UCI cinemas reported that it had already sold 143,000 tickets.

The movie, starring ROBERT PATTINSON as vampire Edward Cullen and KRISTEN STEWART as lovelorn student Bella Swan, goes on national release on Friday.

That's pretty good showing for a movie about a vegetarian vampire who twinkles, isn't it?

Ho hum, I guess that means we're condemned to at least a decade of this franchise as the writer pumps out more books and they make movies of each and every one.

November 19, 2009 in Film | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 16, 2009

Watchmen dispute settled

Finally the dispute between Warner Bros. and Fox has been settled and Watchmen will open at movies theaters on March 6.

The details are that Warner Bros. will get to distribute the film while Fox will get an upfront fee that should cover legal and development fees.  Fox will also receive a cut of the box office gross for not having their logo on the film.

A joint statement issued by the studios said, "Warner Bros. acknowledges that Fox acted in good faith in bringing its claims, which were asserted prior to the start of principal photography. Fox acknowledges that Warner Bros. acted in good faith in defending against those claims. Warner Bros. and Fox, like all Watchmen fans, look forward with great anticipation to this film's March 6 release in theaters."

So roll on March 6 then we can all see how the story fairs on the big screen.

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October 31, 2008

Hardcore High School Musical 3

Parents in South Jordan, Utah got a shock when they took their children to a screening of High School Musical 3.  Instead of seeing Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, everyone got an eyeful of full frontal nudity.

Whoever was in the projection room 'forgot' to change the reel when High School Musical 3 was moved to a larger movie theater at the last moment.     

So imagine the scene, you are waiting patiently for High School Musical 3 and you get Sex Drive.  Well the parents did not react well to the change of movie and created a stampede to leave and alert the staff of the error.  The movies was pulled (no pun intended) immediately.

The moral of the story is, watch the screen at the beginning of a movie as the rating is shown.  Someone should have noticed that the upcoming movie was an 'R' not the expected 'G'. 

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October 11, 2008

Firefly Porn

Firefly star Nathan Fillion in porn film

I'm shocked.  I know that since the tv series Firefly and the spin-off film Serenity, Nathan Fillion's career has been a little on the slide.  A few episodes in some chick serial, a voice part in a video game, a show cancelled after one season, a show cancelled after seven episodes - is Nathan Fillion a Jonah?  But anyway, has it really come to this?  Captain Mal Reynolds in a porn film!  What would Inara have said?


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October 08, 2008

Gemma Arterton - Polydactyly

Gemma Arterton was Polydactyly!

Gemma Arterton is Daniel Craig's squeeze du jour in the upcoming Bond flick, The Quantum of Solace.  She plays Agent Fields, an MI6 agent who is expected to rein in Bond.

However, Gemma is not the woman she once was.  When she was born she had twelve fingers, a genetic anomaly called polydactyly:

'My Dad had them, and my Grandad. I feel like we're one step ahead - a sign of things to come,' she told Esquire.

'We could do more stuff if we had extra fingers - faster texting, faster emailing, better guitar-playing.'

Speaking about the movie, Gemma Arterton wanted her character to be a little different from the normal Bond girl:

"There is a formula to Bond women. They're his women. You just have to make them your own in any way you can.

"To the normal guy, they're unobtainable but I didn't want that. I wanted my character to be a girl from down the road who does this job - we don't know exactly what she does but she goes to work every day - and comes back and she goes down the pub at the weekend and has a drink."

Working with Daniel Craig was a bit of a thrill for the inexperienced actress:

"Kissing Daniel was great - I can’t pretend it wasn’t. It was my first day on set and I’d only met him once before - and then suddenly we were expected to kiss. But I just couldn’t get that image of him walking out of the sea in Casino Royale out of my head. He was very cool and I was a giggling mess. I mumbled something like, 'I just kissed you!' and he just coolly said, 'Yes, you did. And now we have to do it again.' Fortunately, he’s an incredible kisser."

It looks like Gemma managed to get over her crush.  While working on the upcoming Prince of Persia, she's found someone else to kiss:

The star has this month moved her new Spanish boyfriend Eduardo Munoz into her two-bedroom flat in Crouch End, north London.

The actress met the 19-year-old 6ft 2in action man on the Moroccan set of the £50million blockbuster Prince Of Persia in August, where he was employed to teach her how to ride horses.

They hit it off immediately, despite the language barrier. But she has now had to hire a translator to help them understand each other better.

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October 8, 2008 in Film | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 08, 2008

Tommy Lee Jones to sue

Tommy Lee Jones is suing the producers of No Country for Old Men.

Lee Jones is asking for more $10 million in paperwork filed with a court in California.  Lee Jones claims he accepted a lower fee on the understanding Paramount Pictures would pay "significant bonuses" if the movie was successful.

The lawsuit also says that errors in Lee Jones's contract for the Coen brother's film were not corrected when requested.

The film company has made no comment on the allegations.

I would have thought that Tommy Lee Jones was an experienced Hollywood player who would not agree to anything unless the words "gross profits" appeared in the contract.   

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August 25, 2008

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is on the cards.  Jodi Benson who is the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid has confirmed she will be voicing Barbie again in the third movie.  So if Barbie is getting a bigger part then it is time to meet Ken. Ken will be voiced by Michael Keaton.  Keaton has worked with Pixar before as he was the voice of Chick Hicks in Cars. 

All the old voices return for part three in which Buzz Lightyear gets recalled and the gang must go to Tawian and rescue him.  Keep June 18 2010 free.

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August 11, 2008

Dark Knight reigns supreme

The Dark Knight has topped box office receipts for the 4th week running. The film grossed $26 million against Pineapple Express which grossed $22.4 million even though it was the opening weekend.

To date film has grossed $442 million against an estimated budget of $185 million.

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July 29, 2008

Harry Potter trailer

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The trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince has arrived!  Almost.

This will be our first look at the young Voldemort.  To keep up the family resemblance, young Voldemort is played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin the 10 year old nephew of Ralph Fiennes who as you know plays Lord Voldemort.

The trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be on-line today, sometime, somewhere.  Don't be deceived by the fan generated ones currently getting the views on YouTube, they are not the trailers you are looking for.

When it's out, I'll update you here on Tabloid Edition.

If you want to see the trailer in all its cinematic glory you will need to go and watch The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

The movie itself is in theaters on November 21 2008.


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Wolverine trailer

So it is here, the Wolverine trailer.  Highly anticipated will it live up to the hype.

Well I searched and searched and searched but I could not find.  Anyone who said they had it now does not it, has disappeared off the face of the Internet.

We will just have to wait until it comes out in the summer.

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