It’s monsters versus zombies at the box-office this weekend as “Monsters University” and “World War Z” duke it out for your hard-earned money. In “Monsters University,” Billy Crystal (Mike) and John Goodman (Sullivan) return to embody their beloved characters. This time it’s college, and this is where it all began.
In “World War Z” from director Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace,” “Monster’s Ball”), Brad Pitt is our accidental hero, Gerry Lane, who must race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic. Is “World War Z’ worthy of its source material – the popular novel by Max Brooks? Take a look at my review below:
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"The Avengers" fans rejoice! Robert Downey Jr. has officially signed on to star in the next two "Avengers" films according to Variety.
For a while there, it looked like Downey Jr. would be ditching the iron suit in pursuit of other acting interests. But now, it's official -- the actor will don the suit again. But here's the catch -- no agreement was made for "Iron Man 4."
According to Marvel's website:
Under the two-picture agreement, Downey will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.” Downey is represented at CAA by Bryan Lourd, Jim Toth and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.
Downey, Jr.’s last two Marvel films, 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” and this year’s “Iron Man 3,” rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.
“Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Featuring favorites from the first Avengers film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.
And why won't Downey Jr. return for two more "Avengers?" The actor made around $50 million from the first "Avengers" and he will make even more from "Iron Man 3" after backend is paid, Variety has revealed.
But will other "Avengers" actors fight for more money?
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The first "Bad Teacher" made $216 million worldwide so it's no surprise that Sony is moving forward with its plans to make a sequel to the 2011 comedy starring Cameron Diaz. But according to Variety, there's no deal made with the actress yet.
Justin Malen wrote the script with Jake Kasdan returning to direct. Kasdan will also produce the sequel along with Jimmy Miller, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky.
But the big question, will Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake also return?
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James Gandolfini, who simultaneously elicited thrill and excitement with his portrayal of Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos" has died after a massive heart attack in Italy. According to Variety, he was vacationing at the time of his death.
This is a developing story and we'll update as we get more information. Here's a look at the actor's life from Wiki:
James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, about a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. For this role, Gandolfini garnered enormous praise, winning both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times. Gandolfini's other roles include the woman-beating mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in Where the Wild Things Are.
In 2007, Gandolfini produced the documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, in which he interviewed 10 injured Iraq War veterans. In 2010, Gandolfini produced another documentary, Wartorn: 1861-2010, in which posttraumatic stress disorder and its impact on soldiers and families is analyzed throughout several wars in American history, from 1861 to 2010. TV Guide ranked him 28 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list in 2005.
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This looks good! The first "Anchorman" was funny up until its last 10 minutes, I think. I hope this one is more consistent! We'll see on December 20th when the sequel opens nationwide. Here's the official "Anchorman 2" trailer:
Here's more info on "Anchorman 2" from Paramount:
With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
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