"Midnight in Paris" was a critical and commercial success for Woody Allen and it even received some much-deserved Oscar love so Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the director's latest film, previously known as "Nero Fiddled," is now officially titled "To Rome with Love."
According to the Sony Pictures Classics press release, the name change is due to the "homage to the eternal city of Rome where the film was shot on location last summer. This will be used for its worldwide release. The film’s former title, Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name."
Great point, but lackluster title! Come on, can't they be more creative than "To Rome with Love?" How about "Three Coins in the Fountain?" HA!
Much like Allen's films, "To Rome with Love" tells the stories of different folks in Italy -- some American, some Italian, some tourists, some residents -- and the romances and adventures they face.
The film is set to open on June 22 and it stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
(Thanks to ibtimes.com for the picture, to see more pics of Allen's shoot in Rome, click here)
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We'll see if Rupert Sanders' directorial debut is magical when Universal releases "Snow White & the Huntsman" on June 1st.
Here's the trailer:
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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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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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