April 30, 2010 |
The domestic box office will be dominated by a new "Nightmare on Elm Street" this weekend, while moviegoers overseas will be blasting off with "Iron Man 2." Warner Bros. label New Line Cinema's relaunch of the 26-year-old "Nightmare" horror series should be the most popular movie in U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend with ticket sales expected to total about $30 million, according to people who have seen pre-release surveys. But the movie industry's biggest box-office receipts will come from abroad, where Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 2" is launching.
August 12, 2011 |
This is one of those times when I really wish I could borrow James Earl Jones to do a Darth Vader reading, so you'd get that echo chamber of doom effect. Since I can't, just use your imagination. Ready? "Final Destination 5": Prepare to die…. Or maybe, "Final Destination 5": Prepare to groan.... Actually, you should prepare to do both, though if you're a fan of the franchise (Really? You're reading this?), you no doubt know what you're in for already. This is, after all, the series that from the beginning has asked the question — How many ways can characters be killed?
April 9, 1990 |
Those radioactive reptiles did it again! New Line Cinema's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" snapped up about $19 million in ticket sales during their second week at the box office--leaving Hollywood shell-shocked. With many youngsters across the country now on spring break, the man-size, pizza-crazy critters--who were spawned by a 1984 comic book--are expected to continue their assault. Indeed, with box-office grosses of nearly $45 million, the Turtles are now on the verge of axing Freddy Krueger.
October 17, 2010
SUNDAY "The Wire's" Idris Elba is back on the small screen ? and on the right side of the law this time ? as "Luther," the latest in a long line of brilliant but troubled TV detectives, in this imported police drama. "Rome's" Indira Varma costars. (BBC America, 7 and 11 p.m.) It's season-finale time for the conspiracy-theory drama "Rubicon" and the stylish 1960s period drama "Mad Men. " The latter series is slated to return next year, but the fate of the former remains ?
August 25, 2003 |
A weak batch of new movies made easy prey for "Freddy vs. Jason," which took in $13.45 million to remain the No. 1 weekend flick, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Freddy vs. Jason," a blood feud between the villains of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th," was the first movie to retain the top spot for two straight weekends since "X2: X-Men United" in early May. "This summer in particular we saw weekend after weekend with a new No.
February 20, 1994 |
Everyone back on Elm Street in Medford, Mass., will be watching closely Monday if favorite son David Delfino starts in goal for the Italian Olympic hockey team against the U.S. Delfino, who left the Boston suburbs six years ago to play in Italy, hopes it won't become a nightmare on Elm Street.
January 15, 1991 |
Once dismissed as a television star with a teen following, Johnny Depp is earning new respect this season as the cutlery-equipped creation of scientist Vincent Price in "Edward Scissorhands." With his weapon-like hands and scarred, pallid face, Depp has been drawing critical praise for his haunting portrayal in Tim Burton's hit fantasy. It's a far cry from the undercover cop Tom Hanson he played on Fox network's "21 Jump Street."
October 16, 1988 |
*** 1/2 "STAY AWAKE." Various artists. A&M. Whoever its target audience might be, "Stay Awake"--a collection of classic songs from Walt Disney movies redone by contemporary artists--is not for kids. For one thing, the jazzier interpretations--including bits by Betty Carter and Sun Ra's Arkestra--might well bore them. For another, some unsettling passages here might really scare the pants off the little tykes.
November 8, 2008 |
As the economic downturn continues to sweep across Hollywood, Lions Gate Entertainment is eliminating 41 positions, slashing more than 7% of the 550-strong workforce at its Santa Monica-based independent movie and television studio. Seventeen employees were handed pink slips Friday morning across all divisions of the production and distribution company, including motion pictures, television, home entertainment, business affairs, finance and legal.