Star-studded Valentine’s Day!

Posted in Movies with tags on September 21, 2009 by funofmovie

Valentine’s Day, directed by Pretty Woman helmer Garry Marshall, is a real star-studded premiere. From to , from Twilight hottie to and (reportedly) Joe Jonas from , this is gonna be a hot February 12 premiere, guys!

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Valentine’s Day is a compilation of 10 slightly interconnected stories of make-up and break-up on Valentine’ s Day and how people handle the burden and pressure the holiday brings along.

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December 25 movies

Posted in Movie releases with tags on December 24, 2008 by funofmovie


– Bedtime Stories
– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
– Last Chance Harvey
– Marley & Me
– The Spirit
– Waltz with Bashir (NY, LA)

December 24

Posted in Movie releases with tags on December 23, 2008 by funofmovie


– Theater of War (NY)

Mamma Mia! Breaks Titanic Record

Posted in Movies with tags , , on December 18, 2008 by funofmovie

Move over Titanic, the dancing queens from Mamma Mia! are taking over. Mamma Mia! has officially become the biggest box office hit in the UK, heating out Leo and Kate’s hit movie ‘Titanic’.

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The movie, starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, has taken in 69.05 million pounds ($106.75 million) since its premiere on July 18. Titanic previously held the record with 69.03 million pounds, or $106.66 million.

Universal Pictures International president David Kosse explains to the Telegraph why the musical was such a success,

“‘Mamma Mia!’ is pure escapism, proving a fun and inexpensive way to forget about the state of the economy for a couple of hours.”

For Mamma Mia! to make history in this way and beat Titanic, which has held the record in the U.K. since 1998, is truly phenomenal. This film has exceeded our expectations and delighted audiences around the world since it opened in July.”

December 19 movie release

Posted in Movie releases with tags on December 16, 2008 by funofmovie

– The Class (1-Week NY, LA Oscar Run; NY, LA release: Jan. 30, 2009)

– Moscow, Belgium (NY)

– Nothing But the Truth (NY, LA; expands: Jan. 9, 2009)

– Seven Pounds

– The Tale of Despereaux

– Yes Man

– The Brothers Bloom (limited; wide: Jan. 16, 2009)/strong>

Premiere: Mariah Carey’s ‘Right to Dream’

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on December 14, 2008 by funofmovie

(Dec. 8) – It’s been seven years since Mariah Carey played her most well-known theatrical role in 2001’s slightly autobiographical movie ‘Glitter,’ but she hasn’t gotten rid of the acting bug just yet. Carey stars as Krystal, an aspiring singer who flees from her controlling husband and sets off on a journey with two brothers, in her new film, ‘Tennessee,’ due in select theaters in March 2009.

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Acting efforts aside, Carey co-wrote a leading track from the movie — called ‘Right to Dream’ — with Willie Nelson, and she performed it with Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, for the soundtrack. Check out the video premiere of ‘Right to Dream,’ which is chock full of ‘Tennessee’ footage.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Partner Up at Critics’ Choice Noms

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Brad Pitt versus Angelina Jolie. Heath Ledger versus Robert Downey Jr. Bruce Springsteen versus Miley Cyrus.

angelina-jolie-brad-pittThose are some of the matchups for the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, out this morning with nominations.

Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will vie for Best Picture against partner Jolie’s Changeling.

Ten films overall were nominated. The others: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E and the not-yet released Doubt, The Reader and The Wrestler.

Despite a category that’s about as crowded as Pitt and Jolie’s house, there was no room for a couple of notable films.

Box-office bust Australia and the upcoming Revolutionary Road, featuring the Titanic reteaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both were denied a shot at the top prize. Australia earned but one nomination overall; Revolutionary Road, zero.

Benjamin Button and Milk led with eight nominations each, including ones for their respective leading men: Pitt and Sean Penn.

The late Ledger is up against Hollywood survivor Downey for Best Supporting Actor. Downey, who’s been getting the Best Actor push for Iron Man, is in the game for Tropic Thunder. Ledger earned his expected nod for tormenting Batman in The Dark Knight.

Springsteen will try to hold off Cyrus in Best Song. The two penned nominated cuts for The Wrestler and Bolt, respectively.

Sorting through the other nominations:

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