And just watching the trailer brings back memories of the book, so that's a really good sign! For me at least! Produced by Tim Burton, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" tells the tale of our beloved President, and how his problems with the Civil War mirror the drama surrounding the increasing number of dangerous vampires!
Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln, Dominic Cooper is Henry Sturgess, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is Mary Todd Lincoln, Rufus Sewell is Adam, and Anthony Mackie is William Johnson. The script is co-written by Grahame-Smith (another good sign) and Simon Kinberg (2009's "Sherlock Holmes" and the upcoming "This Means War").
Twentieth Century Fox is releasing "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in 3D on June 22nd. I can't wait but I can skip the 3D part!
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For the first and second TV spots that premiered during American Idol season finale, click here.
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It took the sunglass-decked Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones to finally unseat Marvel's "The Avengers." ("Men in Black 3" movie review)
"MIB 3" took in $70 million in the U.S. over the four-day Memorial Day weekend but it's below the $80 million that Sony Pictures was expecting, or Hollywood's projection of $90 million. Overseas, "Men in Black 3" sold $133.2 million worth of box-office tickets but since the threequel was so expensive to make (estimates ranged from $225 million to $300 million), it will take a while for Smith and Jones and their trusty Neuralyzer to recoup their money. (Win "MIB 3" exclusive prizes from Sony Pictures)
Disney's "The Avengers" slipped to No. 2 with $46.9 million becoming the 3rd biggest movie of all time right after "Avatar" and "Titanic."
Yes, "Men in Black 3" had a good start and "The Avengers" proved box-office prowess but this past Memorial Day weekend was the slowest at theaters in more than a decade with overall box-office total of $190 million, the lowest since Memorial Day weekend in 2001 when revenues totaled $185.3 million.
Meanwhile, "Battleship" continued to sink. Based on a Hasbro board game, the action adventure managed $13.8 million for the No. 3 spot. That's a far cry from its $200 million plus budget. Speaking of, all the Top 3 movies were budgeted at more than $200 million each. Yup, it's summer at the movies indeed!
The other big release this past weekend was Warner Bros. found footage flick "Chernobyl Diaries" from producer Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity" franchise). The film also failed to attract viewers and debuted at No. 6 with just $9.3 million. And that's for four days!
The good news of the weekend belonged to Focus Features' comic drama "Moonrise Kingdom" from director Wes Anderson. Released in just four theaters, the film had an eye-popping average of $167,371 per screening! I can't wait to interview the cast and crew this weekend, and of course, I'll give you updates!
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for Memorial Day weekend of 2012:
1. "Men in Black 3," $70 million ($133.2 million international).
2. "The Avengers," $46.9 million ($26.3 million international).
3. "Battleship," $13.8 million ($2.9 million international).
4. "The Dictator," $11.8 million ($11.8 million international).
5. "Dark Shadows," $9.4 million ($13.1 million international).
6. "Chernobyl Diaries," $9.3 million.
7. "What to Expect When You're Expecting," $8.9 million ($1.5 million international).
8. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," $8.2 million ($853,000 international).
9. "The Hunger Games," $2.9 million ($800,000 international).
10. "Think Like a Man," $1.8 million.
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If you were hoping that an American entry would take home the big prize, the Palme d'Or much like last year's "The Tree of Life," hope again. The only American winner of the bunch was the Sundance darling, Benh Zeitlin's "Beast of the Southern Wild." Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the film, will now push the New Orleans delta water-adventure for upcoming awards.
Here's the complete list of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival winners:
AMOUR (LOVE) directed by Michael HANEKE
REALITY directed by Matteo GARRONE
Award for Best Director
Carlos REYGADAS for POST TENEBRAS LUX
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian MUNGIU for DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS)
Award for Best Actress
Cristina FLUTUR in DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) directed by Cristian MUNGIUCosmina STRATAN in DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) directed by Cristian MUNGIU
Award for Best Actor
Mads MIKKELSEN in JAGTEN (THE HUNT) directed by Thomas VINTERBERG
THE ANGELS' SHARE directed by Ken LOACH
Palme d'Or - Short Film
SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT) directed by L.Rezan YESILBAS
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Special Distinction
DJECA (CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO) directed by Aida BEGIC
Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress
À PERDRE LA RAISON played by Emilie DEQUENNE
LAURENCE ANYWAYS played by Suzanne CLÉMENT
Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
LE GRAND SOIR directed by Gustave KERVERN, Benoît DELÉPINE
Prize of Un Certain Regard
DESPUÉS DE LUCIA directed by Michel FRANCO
1st Prize Cinéfondation
DOROGA NA (THE ROAD TO) directed by Taisia IGUMENTSEVA
2nd Prize - Cinéfondation
ABIGAIL directed by Matthew James REILLY
3rd Prize Cinéfondation
LOS ANFITRIONES (THE HOSTS) directed by Miguel Angel MOULET
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD directed by Benh ZEITLIN
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Win Exclusive, Fun Prizes from "MEN IN BLACK 3" Courtesy of Columbia Pictures! T-shirts, Water Blasters, and More!
This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we have fantastic prizes from the film “MEN IN BLACK 3” courtesy of our friends from Columbia Pictures. One lucky winner will take home the following (see video of contest below):
*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” T-shirt
*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” Weekly World News Tabloid
*** “MEN IN BLACK 3” Alien Water Blaster
Everything you need to kill aliens! HA!
How to enter:
1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post
And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever!
One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:
SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND BY 5PM (PACIFIC)
It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!
Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents
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Here's more info on the movie from Yahoo:
Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
In Theaters • May 25, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content)
Genres Sequel, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Run Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Distributors Sony Pictures Releasing
Barry Sonnenfeld -- Director
Will Smith -- Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones -- Agent K
Josh Brolin -- Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement -- Boris The Animal
Emma Thompson -- Agent O
Michael Stuhlbarg -- Griffin
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