"Max Payne" Grabs Box-Office Joystick 


There were two new films centered on two very different men. One had a misguided president as a protagonist, and the other had a man out for revenge as its hero. It was "W" versus "Max Payne" at the box office, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, which one came out on top.

"Max Payne" starring Mark Wahlberg and based on the popular videogame debuted with $18 million, landing at the top spot! "W," starring Josh Brolin as President George W. Bush exceeded studio expectations, and debuted at No. 4 with $10.6 million. It will not take a long time for the biopic to recoup its modest $25 million budget.

Previous No. 1 film, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," fell to No. 2 with $11.2 million. The doggie-flick was on the top spot for two weeks in a row until the Wahlberg movie inflicted pain on the Disney film.

Another new movie to open, "The Secret Life of Bees," raked in $11.1 million bucks to debut at No. 3.

Click Read More to see the complete list of the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of Oct. 17th: Read More...

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Foreign-Language Film Entries 


67 countries submitted their entries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009 best foreign-language film Oscar! That's a record y'all. Out of those 67 entries, only 5 will be chosen, and that will be revealed on January 22nd when the nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards will be announced.

The awards will be presented on Oscar night, Feb. 22nd. For now, see which countries are one of the hopefuls for the Best Foreign-Film category. Click Read More...

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Why You Have to See "Role Models" in November 


Just got back from a screening of "Role Models" and oh my gosh, IT'S FREAKING FUNNY!

For a movie that has a lot of sexual innuendos and the script has numerous cuss words (yes, kids do a lot of swearing in this flick), "Role Models" HAS A GIANT HEART!

Audience members walked out with smiling faces :happy

I'll write my full review very soon, and I'll post my interviews as well.

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Will Ferrell Takes "Bush" to Broadway 


President George W. Bush is such a popular subject in the entertainment world nowadays. Director Oliver Stone's "W" just barely opened in movie theaters, now, Will Ferrell will make his Broadway debut in January in the new solo comedy "You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush."

Plot is still hush-hush, but read the full article here.

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Oscar Hopefuls Pushed Back! 


Paramount Pictures dashed the Oscar dreams of "The Soloist" starring Jamie Fox and Robert Downey Jr. Studio is moving the film from Nov. 21 to March 13. There's no official reason given by Paramount.

But another movie is being pushed back! Click here to read more.

While we're on the same subject, Weinstein Co. "may" also push "The Road" back. Originally set for a Nov. 14 limited and Nov. 26 wide release, now, it's beeing shifted until December, and some insiders are saying, maybe until 2009.

Why? The book is written by "No Country for Old Men's" Cormac McCarthy and it stars Viggo Mortensen, both Oscar catnips.

Speaking of "No Country," what's going on with Oscar hopefuls this year? Same time last year, I already interviewed and reviewed the Coen brothers' Best Picture drama. Now? I can't pinpoint a clear Oscar frontrunner except for "The Dark Knight." :happy

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