Are You Ready for Another "Piranha" Movie? Dimension Wants Sequel! 

You may have ignored "Piranha 3D" at the box-office this past weekend, but hang on tight, Dimension is planning a sequel! According to the press release, producer Mark Canton said:

“We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving PIRANHA 3D, but cheering for it. And it’s fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can’t wait to get to work on the sequel.”

Well, it's good news, sort of. I enjoyed "Piranha 3D," it is what it is, and is not afraid to show it, sharp teeth and sex and all. (Check out my review of "Piranha 3D" right here) But I think, the qualities we fell in love with in the first film -- raw, edgy verve -- will get lost in the sequel. Suddenly, it's not a novelty anymore. That's the creative risk of making a sequel to "Piranha 3D." But then again, director Alexandre Aja may surprise us, and come up with an even better, edgier flick, so stay tuned...

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"The Expendables" is Still No. 1 Movie in America, Sorry "Piranha 3D" 

Sylvester Stallone fought off Jennifer Aniston, man-eating fish, vampires, Bow Wow, and a magical nanny to retain the No. 1 position at the box-office. "The Expendables" beat "The Switch," "Piranha 3D," "Vampires Suck," "Lottery Ticket," and "Nanny McPhee Returns."

Lionsgate's "The Expendables" made $16.5 million at the box-office easily leading the pack for its second-straight weekend. So far, the testosterone fest has raised its total to $64.9 million.

Debuting at No. 2 is the "Twilight Saga" spoof "Vampires Suck" from 20th Century Fox. The film sold $12.2 million worth of box-office tickets, and $18.6 million since it opened Wednesday.

Not too far from "Vampires Suck" was the Julia Roberts' globe-trotting drama, "Eat Pray Love." Based on Elizabeth Gilbert's book of the same title, the Sony film ate $12 million at the box-office for the No. 3 position, lifting its total to $47.1 million.

Meanwhile, "The Switch" starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, debuted at No. 8 with a disappointing $8.1 million total. A little higher was "Nanny McPhee Returns" at No. 7 with $8.1 million, "Piranha 3D" at No. 6 with $10 million, and "Lottery Ticket" at No. 4 with $11.1 million.

These numbers are all based on studio estimates, and since the differences between some films were very small, expect some changes tomorrow, Monday, for the final tally.

For now, here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of August 20th:

1. "The Expendables," $16.5 million.

2. "Vampires Suck," $12.2 million.

3. "Eat Pray Love," $12 million.

4. "Lottery Ticket," $11.1 million.

5. "The Other Guys," $10.1 million.

6. "Piranha 3D," $10 million.

7. "Nanny McPhee Returns," $8.3 million.

8. "The Switch," $8.1 million.

9. "Inception," $7.7 million.

10. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," $5 million.

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Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal Interview for "Nanny McPhee Returns"  

My fun interview with Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal for the new sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns." I enjoyed this magical film, and i equally enjoyed talking to these two brilliant actresses. We talked about:

*** Why Thompson returned to write and star in the sequel
*** What attracted Gyllenhaal to the role of Mrs. Isabel Green
*** The magic of Nanny McPhee
*** The film's war setting
*** Nanny McPhee can travel through space and time
*** "Nanny McPhee 3?"
*** The truth about those adorable dancing pigs!

HAVE FUN! (For my review of the film, click here)

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Watch My "Piranha 3D" and "Nanny McPhee Returns" Movie Reviews 

Here you go, my reviews of the two biggest films this weekend, "Piranha 3D" and "Nanny McPhee Returns." Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!


Here's more info on the movies from Yahoo:

"Piranha 3D"

Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; A new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Genres: Suspense/Horror, Thriller and Remake
Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.
Release Date: August 20th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
Distributors: Dimension Films

Cast and Credits
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Produced by: Ryan Kavanaugh, Louis G. Friedman, Bob Weinstein

"Nanny McPhee Returns"

In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Genres: Art/Foreign, Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: August 20th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.

Cast and Credits
Starring: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith
Directed by: Susanna White
Produced by: Emma Thompson, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin

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Is "Hellboy 3" a Possibility? Guillermo Del Toro Says Yes, BUT... 

...he doesn't want to say goodbye to his beloved Hellboy.

MTV News is reporting that director Guillermo Del Toro wants to do a third movie of the popular franchise but it all depends on whether star Ron Perlman wants to put on the layers upon layers of red Hellboy make-up.

In an interview with MTV News, Del Toro said:

"You know, I think that everyone should ask Ron [Perlman]," said del Toro. "I had dinner with [Perlman] last night. He said 'six hours [in the makeup chair], what do you want?'" And he's doing 'Sons of Anarchy' without makeup. He's spoiled! He likes to be the big cheese without the makeup session."

"I would love to do it," continued del Toro. "But the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don't know if I want to see that ending. But I would love to do it."

I love the "Hellboy" franchise, and I felt we were left hanging in the second movie so Mr. Del Toro and creator Mike Mignola, let's please get some closure and do "Hellboy 3"...please? (Check out my interviews with the "Hellboy 2" cast and Del Toro right here)


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