Archive for February 26, 2012
Tonight, the who’s who of Hollywood are gathered at the illustrious Kodak Theatre for the 84th Academy Awards.
With Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist leading the way with the most Oscar nominations for 2012, this year’s Oscars could very well become a battle of theatrical homages. That being said, Hugo and The Artist are going to have to overcome the competition that Tate Taylor’s The Help has been bringing to this year’s award shows.
Of course, no matter who takes home the coveted Oscar this year, all eyes are on Billy Crystal as he makes his long-awaited return as host of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards show.
Screen Rant will be here live to discuss the 84th Academy Awards as they happen and we’re inviting you to chat with us at 8:00pm EST.
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The much hyped low budget actioner Act of Valor won the weekend, grossing an impressive $24.7 million at the box office. The Navy SEALs film (read our review), which was directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, uses real SEALs as the stars with support coming from Roselyn Sanchez.
It’s difficult to compare this movie to other action films due to the unique marketing point, but it has beaten the total gross of Oscar winner The Hurt Locker, which topped out at just $17 million. Distributor Relatively paid $12 million for Act of Valor and pulled out all the stops, using more than the $30 million that they guaranteed in the purchase for prints and advertising commitment.
Tyler Perry’s latest effort Good Deeds should brought in an estimated $16 million from Friday to ...
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Just in time for the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards. “Winners” of the awards (meant to (dis-) honor the “Worst Achievements in Film” during 2011) will be accordingly announced this year on (when else?) April Fools’ Day.
Leading the pack of 2012 Razzie contenders are some usual suspects, in the form of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise (thanks to Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Adam Sandler in a record-breaking nomination run, due to his involvement with such critically-ravaged titles as Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
Sandler has managed to smash Eddie Murphy’s record for most Razzie nods in a single year (the latter received 5 back in 2007) by stacking up a whopping 11 nominations in 2012. That’s due to ...
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One of the major selling points for this summer’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is how director Jon Chu has found a way to organically “clean house” and recruit plenty of fresh blood for the second installment in the live-action Joe franchise. That includes Dwayne “(Still) The Rock” Johnson taking over leading man duties by sliding into the role of (as the actor puts it) the “BAMF” that is Roadblock.
Johnson, as Roadblock, recited “the proverb of Jay-Z” amidst footage of his Joe team duking it out with Cobra Commander’s forces in the Retaliation Super Bowl TV trailer. Today, we have another television spot for the sequel, which likewise features Roadblock waxing philosophical in between bouts of kicking butt and taking names.
Besides the aforementioned bits with Roadblock, there’s not much in the way of new material in this ...
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HBO GO has premiered a new 'first look 'trailer for the highly anticipated second season of "Game of Thrones" five weeks ahead of its premiere on April 1st.
Update: The HD version has appeared on HBO's Youtube channel and can now be watched below.
Meanwhile the first season DVD & Blu-ray set hits shelves next Tuesday (March 6th) and Amazon.com is offering the Blu-ray version for just $35 plus shipping (as opposed to the $80 R.R.P.):