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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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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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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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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I’ve always been a fan of actor Paul Dano. He gave a memorable performance as a son who would not speak in “Little Miss Sunshine,” and he provoked Oscar-winner Daniel Day Lewis to deliver the iconic line “I... drink... your... milkshake!” in “There Will Be Blood.”
In the new film “Being Flynn,” Dano trades verbal acumen with Robert De Niro who plays his absentee father (and a homophobe and bigot to boot!). And let me tell you, the actor match emotion for emotion, word for word with De Niro.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** His interest in working with “Being Flynn”
*** He read the script first, then he bought the book only to find out that Nick Flynn, the memoir author, left him something in the bookstore
*** Meeting his real-life counterpart
*** His biggest takeaway from the movie
*** Working with De Niro
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