"Zombieland" Invades Box-Office! See the Complete Top 10 List! 

Sony had a terrific box-office weekend! Both of the studio's films claimed the top 2 spots! At No. 1 is "Zombieland" featuring Woody Harrelson. The horror comedy led the pack of new films with a $25 million opening.

Budgeted at just $24 million, Sony has recouped its capital with "Zombieland," so the rest is just bloody gravy.

The No. 2 film is Sony's animated family tale "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." The film fell from its top spot to hold the No. 2 position with $16.7 million. So far, the movie raised its domestic total to $82.4 million after three weekends.

Sure, Sony is having a great weekend but overall Hollywood revenues came in at $113.4 million, down 4 percent from the same weekend last year.

Taking the No. 3 spot is not a new film but a re-release! Disney/Pixar's double-feature reissue of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" in 3-D sold $12.5 million worth of box-office tickets. This re-release sets the stage for the opening of "Toy Story 3" in 3-D next year.

Other new releases were the Warner Bros. comedy "The Invention of Lying" which opened soft at No. 4 with $7.4 million, and Fox Searchlight's "Whip It" featuring the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore and starring "Juno's" Ellen Page. The roller derby extravaganza debuted at No. 6 with a lackluster $4.85 million opening.

But the happy story of the weekend belongs to Michael Moore and his excellent documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story." Playing in just 962 theaters, the film tied for sixth-place with $4.85 million raising its total to $5.3 million.

Here's a cool comparison: "Capitalism" played in 962 theaters, while "Zombieland" in 3,036 and about 1,700 cinemas for "Invention of Lying," "Whip It," and the "Toy Story" reissues. Not bad for a documentary eh?

Another happy box-office story is Focus Features' "A Serious Man" from the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen's dramedy had a big opening with $251,510 in just six theaters! The per cinema average? $41,918 compared to an $8,235 average for "Zombieland."

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box Office films for the weekend of Oct. 2nd:

1. "Zombieland," $25 million.

2. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," $16.7 million.

3. "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" in 3-D, $12.5 million.

4. "The Invention of Lying," $7.4 million.

5. "Surrogates," $7.3 million.

6 (tie). "Capitalism: A Love Story," $4.85 million.

6 (tie). "Whip It," $4.85 million.

8. "Fame," $4.8 million.

9. "The Informant!", $3.8 million.

10. "Love Happens," $2.8 million.

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More "Kill Bill," More "Inglourious Basterds!" Quentin Tarantino Reveals Future Plans! 

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" was the opening film at the Morelia International Film Festival. The fantastic director revealed the following equally-fantastic plans:

*** Tarantino wants to make a third installment of the "Kill Bill" franchise, AFTER he gives Uma Thurman's character (Beatrix Kiddo - The Bride, 'Black Mamba') and her daughter Beebe 10 years of peace before the next bloody battle -- so the project will come to fruition in 2014

*** From now until The Bride fights again, Tarantino is planning to make one film but he remains wide open for that next project.

*** After re-imagining World War II in "Inglourious Basterds," the director is planning to give a makeover to the following genres -- western and/or a gangster movie set in the 20s or 30s ala "Public Enemies"

*** Tarantino admitted that he mas more than enough material for more "Inglourious Basterds" films -- perhaps a prequel or sequel

I love all his plans, and I adore him as a director, but I would love Tarantino to think out of the box and re-imagine the romantic comedy genre! That would be a challenge :happy

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My Special Interview with My Hero, Michael Moore, for "Capitalism: A Love Story" 

I had a blast talking to Michael Moore about his new film "Capitalism: A Love Story." I love his movies for he creates a fine balance to make you laugh, cry, and angry at the same time. From "Roger & Me" to "Capitalism: A Love Story," Moore knows how to entertain and inform -- a hard feat for the documentary genre.

Here's my interview with Moore about his film, certainly one of his best, "Capitalism: A Love Story."

Capitalism: A Love Story

On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger & Me, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Michael Moore will once again take film goers into uncharted territory. With both humor and outrage, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent. Today, however, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story is both a culmination of Moore's previous works and a look into what a more hopeful future could look like. It is Michael Moore's ultimate quest to answer the question he's posed throughout his illustrious filmmaking career: Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do? Written by Overture Films

Visit the film's official site right here.

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Watch My Movie Review of a Filipino Flick "In My Life" Starring Vilma Santos! This is For Filipina Mothers All Over the World! 

I enjoyed "In My Life." The Stars Cinema film had its U.S. premiere last weekend courtesy of ABS-CBN International, where yours truly can be seen every Friday at 5:30pm in the U.S. in their newscast called Balitang America.

The newscast can also be seen in the Philippines on ANC. The Friday edition runs every Saturday at 6:30pm in the Philippines. Check out their site right here and the ABS-CBN International site right here.

Here's my review, hope you like it, and you can read about "In My Life," after the vid. Have fun!

REDWOOD CITY, CA, September 9 2009 – On the occasion of TFC’s 15th and Star Cinema’s16th anniversaries, ABS-CBN International’s Starry Starry Store brings to the U.S. the much awaited comeback of the Philippine entertainment industry’s Star for All Seasons: multi-awarded actress and current Batangas Province Governor Vilma Santos in the comedy-drama, In My Life.

The last time fans caught Santos on screen was in Mano Po 3: My Love in 2004. In In My Life, Santos was thrilled by the key “firsts” she encountered: her first time to play the role of a mother of a gay son (played by Luis Manzano), her first time to be in the movie with her real-life son (Manzano) and the first time for Manzano and reigning Box Office King John Lloyd Cruz to play gay characters in love.

“In My Life offers you a different Vilma Santos, a different John Lloyd Cruz and a different Luis Manzano,” said the film’s director, Olivia Lamasan, the woman behind the blockbusters Milan, Sana Maulit Muli, Got 2 Believe and Madrasta. “You have to see the genuine chemistry among these three actors who are together for the first time in a movie. This is also a unique film because it presents a mother in her 50s, thinking that she’s been through all and seen it all, when in actuality, a new chapter in her life is just beginning.”

Santos plays Shirley, a public school librarian who wants to be in control of everything. Her unwarranted intervention in the lives of her children and their families leads to their emotional detachment from each other. Feeling she has lost her command over her children, she flies to New York to reunite with his estranged son, Mark (Manzano) only to find out that her son is gay and she has to live with him and his lover, illegal immigrant Noel (Cruz). As Shirley struggles to deal with the situation and with living in the Big Apple, she discovers that being gay is not the only huge secret that Mark is keeping. Discovering what this is will change Shirley’s life forever.

“This is a heart-warming story about acceptance, friendship and love that is masterfully handled by director Lamasan and brilliantly acted by the lead actors,” said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN North America’s head of theatricals. “We are so proud to bring the film to the U.S. and hold premieres in the east and west coasts to kick off in a grand way the fall season movie offerings from ABS-CBN.”

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Treasure Trove of "Toy Story" Goodies! See New "Toy Story 3" Teaser 

I love the "Toy Story" franchise, and was happy as a clam to see "Toy Story 1 & 2" in full 3-D! Like what the tagline says -- 1 Price, 2 Movies, 3 Dimension!

Now I'm ready to watch "Toy Story 3" but I have to wait like a good boy until its summer release of June 18, 2010.

For now, take a look at the new "Toy Story 3" teaser trailer, and for more "Toy Story" goodies, visit the official site right here.

Title: Toy Story 3
Release Date: 18 June 2010
Genre: Animation
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton
Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: Michael Arndt
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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