Archive for June 24, 2012
Disney/Pixar’s Brave (read our review) topped the box office over the weekend, grossing an estimated $66.7 million. The Celtic ‘toon’s launch was in line with expectations and it shows that the Pixar brand is still alive and kicking. The debut (Pixar’s 13th straight number one debut) is similar to that of 2009’s Up, a film that went on to gross over $293 million at the domestic box office. Reviews for the $185 million animated film have been mixed, but it should continue to do well in the coming weeks – and then make another fortune when it hits DVD and Blu-Ray.
Fellow animated adventure Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted dropped to second place, grossing $20.2 million. This gives the threequel an total gross of $157.5 million.
Aaron Eckhart will play the President of the United States, and Gerard Butler will act as his loyal protector in the action/thriller Olympus Has Fallen. Antoine Fuqua will direct the film, which has been described as ‘Die Hard in the White House’. If you’ve got a strange feeling of Déjà vu, don’t worry – it’s probably because the film sounds incredibly like the recently-announced film, White House Down.
Both Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down deal with terrorist attacks on the White House, with a lone secret service agent defending the Commander-in-Chief. White House Down will feature Channing Tatum as the agent protecting President Jamie Foxx, with Maggie Gyllenhaal helping out along the way.
White House Down will be directed by infamous White House destroyer Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), from a script by James Vanderbilt (
Click to continue reading Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart Defend the White House In ‘Olympus Has Fallen’
Along with the enormous fan base enjoyed by The Walking Dead – in both television and comic book formats – comes a vocal group of detractors looking to air their displeasure at aspects of the show they may find annoying or incomprehensible. One facet that constantly earned the derision of zombie fans everywhere was the characterization of Carl (Chandler Riggs), and his increased irresponsibility – even while facing mortal danger.
Carl’s inability to remain in one place (like the house) or under the less-than-watchful eye of his mother, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), became such a constant in the show that it – along with many other facets – led to the creation of a number of Internet memes. While most fans were ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3: Carl Grows Up