Archive for July 1, 2012
Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated Ted (read our review) topped the box office over the weekend, grossing an impressive $54 million. The Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis film now has the second best debut for an R-rated comedy (lagging behind The Hangover 2’s $85 million), and it is also the second biggest opening of Walhberg’s career, trailing in the $68 million slipstream of 2001’s misjudged Planet of the Apes.
The film nudges 2000’s The Perfect Storm into third place on the list of Walhberg’s movie openings.
The $50 million film should turn out to be very profitable for Universal over the coming weeks as it has little to no competition on the comedy front. The talking teddy movie should then go on to earn even more cash once it hits DVD.
Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper drama, Magic ...
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The British Film Institute will kick off the new season of Doctor Who a bit early this year at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival with “Asylum of the Daleks.”
The premiere episode has been described as containing “every Dalek ever” and was listed in the Institute’s advance programing. The screening will conclude with an in-depth Q&A session with writer and showrunner, Steven Moffat (Sherlock), as well as other yet undisclosed cast and crew members.
While still remaining fairly tight-lipped about the episode, Moffat teased:
“The Daleks are coming back and they’re worse than ever. Just you wait until you see what they’re going to do.”
Speaking via the BBC’s official Doctor Who Website, executive producer Caroline Skinner added:
“This is an epic Dalek ...
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