Watch "Prometheus" Extended Trailer! Ridley Scott Pays Homage to His Own "Alien!" 
I can't wait to see "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel starring Charlize Theron ("Young Adult," "Monster"), Michael Fassbender ("Shame," "X-Men: First Class"), Noomi Rapace ("Sherlock Holmes 2," original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), and Patrick Wilson ("Young Adult," "Insidious").

Fox released the extended trailer and this one pays homage to "Alien." Sure, the annoying "Inception"-like horn is still there, but I can't wait to see this movie when it opens on June 8.

Here's the extended trailer for "Prometheus":



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"21 Jump Street" Blasts Away Competition 


The R-rated action comedy, "21 Jump Street," surprised everyone with its stellar opening of $35 million! Starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, the adaptation of the 1987 Fox show beat previous box-office champ "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" for the No. 1 position. ("21 Jump Street" movie review)

"The Lorax" settled for No. 2 with $22.8 million. So far, the Universal animated flick has earned $158.4 at the domestic box-office and is the best showing of 2012 so far. ("Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" movie review)

At No. 3 was the struggling "John Carter" which $13.5 million worth of box-office tickets. The Disney film, budgeted for $250 million, is still a long way to go to at least break even. ("John Carter" movie review)

Will Ferrell's telenovela-inspired "Casa de mi Padre" bowed with a healthy $2.2 million box-office take for a limited run. The comedy opened at 382 locations versus 3,000+ cinemas for "21 Jump Street." ("Casa de mi Padre" movie review)

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of March 16th:

1. “21 Jump Street,” $35 million

2. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $22.8 million

3. “John Carter,” $13.5 million

4. “Project X,” $4 million

5. “A Thousand Words,” $3.8 million

6. “Act of Valor,” $3.7 million

7. “Safe House,” $2.8 million

8. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $2.5 million

9. “Casa de mi Padre,” $2.2 million

10. “This Means War,” $2.1 million

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Watch President Obama's "The Road We've Traveled!" Short Film Released For Your Eyes Only! 


From director Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning helmer who gave us "An Inconvenient Truth," "The Road We've Traveled" is a 17-minute documentary highlighting President Barack Obama's accomplishments. Narrated by Tom Hanks, the short film posits the question -- what would have happened if we picked a different president?

Whether you like the President or not, "The Road We've Traveled" certainly captures Obama's heritage, and his charming, winning personality. The folks behind his reelection campaign are hoping that this documentary will help matters so we can build another road to travel for four more years.

Here's "The Road We've Traveled":



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"Being Flynn," "21 Jump Street," "Casa de mi Padre" Movie Reviews 


Three films are opening this weekend -- we have the big screen adaptation of the 1987 Fox Show, “21 Jump Street” starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill; the movie version of the 1997 Nick Flynn memoir “Being Flynn” starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Olivia Thirby from the “About a Boy” director Paul Weitz; and then we have the Spanish-language exploitation comedy “Casa de mi Padre” starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Genesis Rodriguez.

Take a look at my reviews:



For my written review of "Being Flynn," click here.

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Check Out "Dark Shadows" New Trailer! It's Comically Creepy! 
After years of waiting, we now have a taste of the upcoming "Dark Shadows," the big screen adaptation of Dan Curtis' vampiric soap opera saga starring Johnny Depp as the iconic Barnabas Collins. The actor reteams with Tim Burton for this Warner Bros. film. I think the best part is the screenplay written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the author who gave us "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote co-star.

Here's the catch -- Burton and Depp opt for a comedic soap opera which may irritate fans of the original series. I, on the other hand, am welcoming this with open arms and neck. Bite me!

"Dark Shadows" will comically spook viewers on May 11th of this year!




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