For the most part, movie premieres are predictable — screaming fans cheer on their favorite actors as they walk the red carpet, bombarded by flashbulbs and shuttled along by image-controlling publicists. That cannot be said for the White House Down event in Cancun, Mexico, last Friday, because co-stars (and newfound BFFs) Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx used the occasion to demonstrate just how cool they are.Here's how you do a movie premiere like a boss.Step 1: Arrive like a boss.Step 2: Work...Read Full Story
From left: Alicia Silverstone, Denzel Washington, Wreck-It Ralph and Jack McBrayer. (Photos by: Getty Images)"Wreck-It Ralph will light up the leader-board with the high score this weekend." Proclaims our box office expert, Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations. Despite the debut of Denzel Washington's critically-acclaimed Flight, Bock expects Disney's new animated feature to win the weekend outright with a $40 million take. He does expect Flight to come in second at $17M, with Argo ($8.5M), The...Read Full Story
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The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Denzel's layered performance is reason #1, but Flight is also a new kind of film for Robert Zemeckis. He has fun making a R-rated movie.
Whip Whitaker slides into the pilot's seat and takes a deep breath on the oxygen mask positioned to his left. He turns to his co-pilot, "Want a hit?" The co-pilot nervously shakes his head. It's 20 minutes into the movie, and it's going to be a bumpy ride, but it's nothing Whip can...Read Full Story
From left: Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis. (Getty Images | StudioCanal | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the Week LincolnFinally some footage from Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the eponymous 16th president. Expectations are sky-high for this one and for Day-Lewis, whose tranformation into Abraham Lincoln looks nothing short of amazing. Day-Lewis rarely disappoints so Oscar is the word once again for the celebrated English-Irish thespian...Read Full Story
From left: Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano. (Fame FlyNet | Pacific Coast News | Getty Images) Trailer of the WeekBachelorette
Writer/director Leslye Headland makes her directorial debut with an impressively funny cast of ladies in the upcoming Bachelorette (Sept. 6). We caught the film's trailer this week, and it obviously has Bridesmaids to thank for its rapid release. The film stars a slew of funny women who have comedic nuptials experience: Rebel Wilson...Read Full Story
(Pacific Coast News, Bauer Griffin, FameFlyNet)Trailer of the WeekFlightDenzel Washington's new movie got its first trailer this week. Likely inspired by "Sully" Sullenberger, Denzel plays a hero pilot who saves many of his passengers' lives when his airbus nosedives and he rolls the plane over. The trailer shows the stunt plane-like maneuvering and it's really a powerful sight. If there's one thing director Robert Zemeckis knows how to do, it's crash a 747, as he proved in Cast Away (one of...Read Full Story
From Left: Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens, Woody Harrelson. (Photos by: Bauer Griffin, FlyNet Pictures, Pacific Coast News)Safe HouseDirected by: Daniel EspinosaStarring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Vera FarmigaThe latest in a loooong string of Denzel Washington action/suspense films is Safe House. Directed by unknown Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, the plot pairs Washington with Ryan Reynolds and has them on the run after the safe house Washington's character is...Read Full Story