2012 Golden Globe Award Winners Revealed

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 16 - 2012 0 Comment

The winners of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced during the live broadcast on NBC on January 15, 2012, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. While there were several surprises during the ceremony, including controversial host Ricky Gervais returning for third year in a row, some winners were completely expected. The movie awards were the most buzzed about during the evening, as several acclaimed films were nominated and honored. ‘The Descendants’ won the Best Picture Drama, beating out such favorites as ‘The Help,’ ‘Moneyball,’ ‘War Horse,’ ‘The Ides of March’ and Hugo.’ George Clooney also won for his portrayal of Matt King in ‘The Descendants,’ beating  [ Read More ]


The box office results for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend sees a spirited battle between a newbie and a re-release in…wait for….3D. “Contraband,” the action laced flick from Universal, was able to overcome the nostalgia of “Beauty and the Beast” coming back to the big screen with the worthless gimmick attached. Meanwhile, “Joyful Noise” comes out a little flat. Here are the 3-day studio estimates: 1. Contraband ($24.1 million) 2. Beauty and the Beast 3D ($18.5 million) 3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($11.5 million) 4. Joyful Noise ($11.3 million) 5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($8.4 million) 6. The Devil Inside ($7.9 million) 7. The Girl with  [ Read More ]

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Thanks to The Devil Inside, the box office opened the year with a bang, but with no new wide releases hitting more than 3,000 theaters, we could fall right back into the typical January intake range. The Lion King 3D shocked everyone with a stellar $30.2 million opening, but the Beauty and the Beast re-release might only collect half of that. Contraband could become this year’s The Mechanic, but perhaps get the slightest boost thanks to its bigger cast, giving it about $15 million for its first weekend out. As for Joyful Noise, the only somewhat comparable music-related January release is Notorious, but it’s hard to imagine it posting a  [ Read More ]

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I guess this is really the first Movie News Cheat Sheet of the year. Sure, we ran one on January 1st, but considering that edition was packed with the top stories of 2011, this is your first taste of the best of the best in movie news for 2012. There’s a couple big casting updates to report from Joel Edgerton signing on to lead Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden feature to Spike Lee losing another villain option for his remake of Oldboy. Then, of course, awards season nominations continue to come in and this time around, it’s the Writers Guild and Producers Guild pinpointing the finest films of last year.  [ Read More ]


Box Office Report: The Devil Inside comes out strong in 2012

Posted by Joe Belcastro On January - 8 - 2012 0 Comment

The box office results for the first weekend of 2012 sees a long list of 2011 holdovers getting dethroned by a low-budget horror flick. A flick, which just about every critic and moviegoer hated. Here are the studio estimates: 1. The Devil Inside ($34.5 million) 2. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($20.5 million) 3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($14 million) 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 ($11.4 million) 5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($9.5 million) 6. War Horse ($8.6 million) 7. We Bought a Zoo ($8.4 million) 8. The Adventures of Tintin ($6.6 million) 9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ($5.7 million) 10. New Year’s Eve  [ Read More ]

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It looks like we’re ringing in the New Year with The Devil Inside and The Devil Inside alone. However, that certainly doesn’t guarantee it the top spot at the box office. In fact, The Devil Inside could get the same treatment as last year’s Season of the Witch, which opened with $10.6 million and snagged the third spot. Should that be the case, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol could also follow in last year’s True Grit and Little Fockers‘ footsteps, losing 40% of their profits. If things do pan out that way, Ghost Protocol will be on top with another $17.5 million and  [ Read More ]

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Box Office Predictions: Mission Impossible To End The Year On Top

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 29 - 2011 0 Comment

With just four limited releases making their debuts this final weekend of 2011, all of the box office veterans will get a chance to duke it out yet again. Considering the numbers were rather mild last weekend, the same could be true now with no new competition to shake things up. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol took $29.5 million in its first weekend out as a wide release and should have no trouble holding onto that top spot this time around. Last year Little Fockers fell just 16.4% from Christmas to New Year’s, so if Ghost Protocol sees a similar drop, it’ll lock the #1 slot with another $25 million.  [ Read More ]

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Perri's Top 10 Movies of 2011

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 28 - 2011 0 Comment

I suffer through an annual end of the year meltdown. As we get closer and closer to the close of the year, I get more and more concerned that I won’t have enough films to fill out my top ten. Now how sad would that be? Fortunately, this is merely a bad habit I’ve gotten myself into and not only did I come up with a nice selection after running through everything I’ve seen in 2011, but I had a pretty tough time narrowing the list down to just ten. Per usual, my goal as a critic is to find the happy medium between my growing film studies background and  [ Read More ]

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This is going to be a tough one. Due to the holiday, we’ve got new films opening all throughout the week – The Adventures of Tintin and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Wednesday, We Bought a Zoo on Friday and The Darkest Hour and War Horse on Sunday. Will The Adventures of Tintin be the next Alvin and the Chipmunks (the first two, at least)? Definitely not, but being one of the only strictly kid-friendly flick in theaters, it could snag as much as last year’s Yogi Bear, about $16 million Friday to Sunday, and take a total of $30 million for the full five days. As for  [ Read More ]


ShockYa Presents Movie Night: We Bought A Zoo, War Horse

Posted by Rudie Obias On December - 22 - 2011 0 Comment

A review of the newest movie releases from your favorite entertainment and celebrity website! This is episode 27 of Movie Night and this week, Rudie Obias & Perri Nemiroff review the newest film from Cameron Crowe, “We Bought A Zoo,” featuring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning and John Michael Higgins. Also they review the latest film from director Steven Spielberg, “War Horse,” featuring Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Download and listen now! Read Harvey Karten’s review of “We Bought A Zoo” and Perri Nemiroff’s review of “War Horse.” We hope you  [ Read More ]

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War Horse Movie Review

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 21 - 2011 0 Comment

Title: War Horse Directed By: Steven Spielberg Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celine Buckens, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Matt Milne, Robert Emms, Eddie Marsan There’s a reason why Steven Spielberg is so successful; he knows how to make a movie for everyone. Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can and more. Sure, not all of them can be considered pristine filmmaking, but still, generally all of his films are incredibly enjoyable and not only does War Horse follow suit in terms of entertainment and emotional value, but quality-wise, it’s certainly on the top tier. After his pride gets  [ Read More ]


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, for some of us. With the end of the year fast approaching, the awards nods are rolling in and this past week a big list was revealed – the Golden Globe nominations. Generally the right films snagged the honors – The Artist, The Descendants, The Help – but we did have a few upsets, namely the lack of Steven Spielberg’s name on the Best Director list for his work on War Horse. Brendan Meyer will certainly be having a very merry Christmas. The young actor was just cast as Stilson in Ender’s Game while Spike Lee turned to Clive Owen for  [ Read More ]


The box office results for the weekend of Dec. 16th-18th sees a playful battle of big-budgeted sequels, as the holiday movie season begins to ramp up. “Sherlock Holmes” battles “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” while Tom Cruise fires off a warning shot with “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” And in other news, the award contenders are starting to spread their wings. Here are the studio estimates: 1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadow ($40 million) 2. Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked ($23.5 million) 3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($13 million) 4. New Year’s Eve ($7.4 million) 5. The Sitter ($4.4 million) 6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part  [ Read More ]


NY Film Critics Online Awards For 2011 Winners Announced

Posted by monique On December - 12 - 2011 0 Comment

Members of the New York Film Critics Online met Sunday, Dec. 11 for their 12th annual awards meeting to vote this year’s films for their prestigious NY Film Critics Online Awards for 2011. The group voted in 15 categories, and it would seem that the winners of the awards, particularly the Best Film and Best Director awards, will be indicative of how the Academy will hand out Oscars next year. Below is the list of winners: SUPPORTING ACTOR Albert Brooks for “Drive” SUPPORTING ACTRESS Melissa McCarthy for “Bridesmaids” CINEMATOGRAPHY “The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki SCREENPLAY “The Descendants” – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE “A  [ Read More ]

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She’s played opposite a wide and diverse range of leading men, from Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Day-Lewis to Geoffrey Rush and Adam Sandler, and is equally at home in wrenching dramas or comedies of manners. It’s perhaps a testament to her talents, though, that Emily Watson remains just to the left of indistinctive for most mainstream audiences — not unexceptional or anonymous, but unable to be immediately placed. In her latest film, Watson again gives voice to a remarkable yet “ordinary” woman, starring in “Oranges and Sunshine” as Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker who uncovers a decades-long program of forced deportation/immigration which sent tens of thousands of children from  [ Read More ]

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