I can't wait to see "Moonrise Kingdom!" I adore director Wes Anderson ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore," "Bottle Rocker" among many others) and I trust that his latest is a worthy addition to his impressive work. I will be interviewing the cast next week, so I'll give you an update!
For now, let's see the great Bill Murray (Anderson's lucky charm) give us a tour of the "Moonrise Kingdom" set. True to the actor's wry wit, this one is an entertaining production visage. He claims co-star Bruce Willis is "typecast" and calls Tilda Swinton "pretty...and can do whatever she likes."
"Moonrise Kingdom" opens in limited release this Friday. Click here for more info on the movie.
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Gawker. The highly-anticipated film tells the story of a charismatic intellectual who starts a cult called "The Cause." Philip Seymour Hoffman is "The Master," cult leader Lancaster Dodd, and Joaquin Phoenix (welcome back!) is drifter Freddie Quell who was the Master's right-hand man until he starts questioning The Cause. Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Ambyr Childers, and Jesse Plemons co-star in this Oscar hopeful opening October 12th of this year. Check out the teaser/trailer below and Phoenix's taut acting:
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Hey America, Did You Miss Ron Burgundy's Hot Breath in Your Ear? See New "Anchorman 2" Teaser Trailer!The sight of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner in their Channel 4 costumes is enough to make us "Anchorman" fans classy! The teaser trailer, exclusively attached to the first-week screenings of Paramount's "The Dictator" is finally here! Thanks to Funny or Die, we can share it all with you! Take a look!
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"The Avengers" has torpedoed "Battleship" into the "John Carter" territory.
Marvel's "The Avengers," distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, continued to dominate the box-office claiming the No. 1 spot for its third-straight weekend. The superhero team, assembled by writer/director Joss Whedon, earned $55.1 million in the U.S. and $56 million overseas for a grand total of almost $1.2 billion.
Universal's "Battleship" starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Rihanna debuted in the U.S. at No. 2 with $25.4 million, well below everyone's expectations. The action adventure, released in April overseas, has a cumulative total of $252.1 million. Budgeted at over $200 million, "Battleship" may soon join "John Carter" as one of the costliest films in recent history. ("Battleship" and "The Dictator" movie review right here)
Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen's irreverent comedy, "The Dictator," premiered at No. 3 with $17.4 million. Since its release last Wednesday, the Paramount laugh-a-minute has sold $24.5 million worth of box-office tickets.
(To win exclusive "The Dictator" prize pack, click here)
To see my interviews with Sir Ben Kingsley for THE DICTATOR, click here; with Anna Faris, click here; with Jason Mantzoukas, click here
"Dark Shadows," the latest Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration fell to No. 4 with $12.8 million, while Lionsgate's latest box-office entry, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" starring Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz debuted at No. 5 with $10.5 million.
"The Avengers" is now the 4th highest grossing film of all time right after "Avatar" ($2.8 billion), "Titanic ($2.2 billion), and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($1.3 billion).
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of May 18th:
1. “The Avengers,” $55.1 million.
2. “Battleship,” $25.4 million.
3. “The Dictator,” $17.4 million.
4. “Dark Shadows,” $12.8 million.
5. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” $10.5 million.
6. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $3.3 million.
7. “The Hunger Games,” $3 million.
8. “Think Like a Man,” $2.7 million.
9. “The Lucky One,” $1.8 million.
10. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” $1.5 million.
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