Our Proud "Movie Loot" Winners! 


Last week, we gave away a great "Movie Loot" prize package courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Paramount/DreamWorks. This week, they sent me a picture to share with y'all!

Staff Sergeant Lennie Sims from Kentucky won, he's finishing a year tour in Kuwait with the US Army right now. So why did we choose him? He's proudly serving our country, he's a movie buff, and the Movie Loot will brighten his and his family's day :happy

And take a look at their picture! The Sims' kids look happy wearing and holding the prizes which include:

"Clash of the Titans" giveaway
"How to Train Your Dragon" giveaway
"The Last Song" giveaway

Thank you to the Sims family, and thanks to everyone who entered! More prizes coming up, including, gasp, a signed "Kick-Ass" poster! Details to come!

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Ooops, Final Box-Office Numbers Are In -- "Kick-Ass" Kicks "How to Train Your Dragon" to No. 2 


On Sunday, Paramount had estimated "How to Train Your Dragon" would take in $20 million in box-office sales, while Lionsgate claimed $19.75 million for "Kick-Ass." (See story by clicking right here)

Now, final official report revealed that "Kick-Ass" rung up $19.8 million versus "Dragon's" weekend haul of $19.6 million.

This is actually not bad for both studios. For Lionsgate, having "Kick-Ass" dominate box-office is a blessing, since many insiders were viewing the film's R-rating as a hindrance. For Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, this shows that "How to Train Your Dragon" has staying power at the box-office, having only been beaten by $200,000 by "Kick-Ass."

The box-office flip-flop is pretty much a repeat of last week, when on Sunday, Fox said "Date Night" won the weekend, but with Monday's final figures, "Clash of the Titans" emerged victorious.

Here's the list of the Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of April 16:

1. "Kick-Ass," $19.8 million.
2. "How to Train Your Dragon," $19.6 million.
3. "Date Night," $17.3 million.
4. "Death at a Funeral," $17 million.
5. "Clash of the Titans," $15.8 million.
6. "The Last Song," $5.8 million.
7. "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?", $4.2 million.
8. "Hot Tub Time Machine," $3.55 million.
9. "Alice in Wonderland," $3.54 million.
10. "The Bounty Hunter," $3.2 million.

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Yay! "How to Train Your Dragon" Flies Back Atop Box-Office! 


It's another "too close to call" weekend as "How to Train Your Dragon" soared back to the top, fending off "Kick-Ass." The fantastic animated adventure earned $20 million at the box-office, versus $19.75 million for "Kick-Ass." (Watch my movie review of "Kick-Ass" right here)

"How to Train Your Dragon" made a rare dramatic leap back to the top. So far, the DreamWorks Animation film raised its total to $158.6 million. The film's quality gave it longevity at the box-office. (Check out my movie review right here, and my interviews with Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and writers/director Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)

Last weekend, it was a "too close to call" fight between "Date Night" and "Clash of the Titans" but the greek mythology actioner eventually won. This week, the remake starring Sam Worthington, fell to No. 5 with $15.8 million. (Check out my movie review of "Clash of the Titans" right here)

The No. 3 spot was also too close to call with "Date Night" slightly edging out "Death at a Funeral." The Steve Carell-Tina Fey film made $17.3 million while the Chris Rock comedy remake earned $17 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of April 16:

1. "How to Train Your Dragon," $20 million.
2. "Kick-Ass," $19.75 million.
3. "Date Night," $17.3 million.
4. "Death at a Funeral," $17 million.
5. "Clash of the Titans," $15.8 million.
6. "The Last Song," $5.8 million.
7. "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?", $4.2 million.
8. "Hot Tub Time Machine," $3.55 million.
9. "Alice in Wonderland," $3.54 million.
10. "The Bounty Hunter," $3.2 million.

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Go Watch "Kick-Ass!" Why? Check Out My Movie Review! 


Here's my review of "Kick-Ass!" The film is bloody, violent, but fun and thoroughly entertaining. Find out more, by clicking the video below.



Here's more info on "Kick-Ass" from Lionsgate:

Dave Lizewski, a comic-book fanboy, decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Adaptation and Teen
Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.
Release Date: April 16th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.
Distributors: Lionsgate

Cast and Credits
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Produced by: Stephen Marks, Mark Millar, John S. Romita Jr

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French Actress to Star As Mermaid in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" 


Ahoy Mateys! Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall have chosen Astrid Bergès-Frisbey to play the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid, in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth installment of the super-popular franchise!

Bergès-Frisbey joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Penelope Cruz as the romantic lead, and Ian McShane as the big bad Blackbeard.

So who is the actress? Here's what Disney said in their press release:

Born in Barcelona of French-American and Catalan parentage, and now based in Paris, Bergès-Frisbey, one of France’s brightest young stars, appears in such French films as “La Fille du Puisatier,” “Bruc,” “Extase,” “La Premiere Etoile” and “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique.” She has also appeared in the telefilms “La Reine Morte,” “Elles et Moi,” “Divine Emilie” and “Sur le Fil.” Berges-Frisbey appeared on stage at the Theatre Marigny in a production of Peter Shaffer’s “Equus.”


"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" stars production in June and will film entirely on location in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles.

The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011, but I have one important question -- Bergès-Frisbey is going to play a mermaid in the film, I imagine her topless with hair covering her breasts, so then I assume she doesn't have fake boobs as Disney famously banned breast implants on the set! :happy

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