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January 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Vin Diesel is a Katy Perry and Beyoncé fan. There's the video evidence to prove it. And -- pardon the pun -- it's "Riddick"-ulous. The "Fast & Furious 6" star posted a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video on his Facebook page Tuesday in what we can only surmise is a treat for fans. A treat in which the singer grooves and sings along to Perry's "Dark Horse" and Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love. " He gave it the simple caption, "You know I love music... " The barrel-chested actor welcomes his legion of followers to his alone time with his computer, bopping along to the pop hits in a white undershirt and camouflage shorts, you know, showing off his impressive guns and likely causing a few hard-core fans to go weak in the knees.
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September 5, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Vin Diesel helped steer "Fast & Furious 6" toward the top of the box-office chart this summer, but can his new film, "Riddick," get the fall season started on the right track? "Riddick," the third entry in writer-director David Twohy's sci-fi series, is the only film hitting theaters on what is traditionally the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year. Without any new competition in the marketplace, pre-release audience surveys indicate that Diesel's film will likely launch with a healthy $23 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
A trio of new releases have ended the reign of "Despicable Me 2" over the home video market, according to rankings from Rentrak.  The Vin Diesel sci-fi sequel "Riddick" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, coming in ahead of the White House drama "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and the horror remake "Carrie. " "Despicable Me 2," the animated comedy that topped the list for five straight weeks, fell to fourth place. "Riddick" is the third installment in the "Chronicles of Riddick" series, which began with the 2000 release "Pitch Black" and continued with 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
A trio of new releases have ended the reign of "Despicable Me 2" over the home video market, according to rankings from Rentrak.  The Vin Diesel sci-fi sequel "Riddick" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, coming in ahead of the White House drama "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and the horror remake "Carrie. " "Despicable Me 2," the animated comedy that topped the list for five straight weeks, fell to fourth place. "Riddick" is the third installment in the "Chronicles of Riddick" series, which began with the 2000 release "Pitch Black" and continued with 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting the ratings for the Broncos win.  The Skinny: Given that I am sweating as I write this, it seems too early for football. We'll see how the rest of America felt when the Nielsen numbers come in. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview and coverage of a big legal win for broadcasters. Also, the latest on Nikki Finke's fight with her owner Jay Penske. Daily Dose: Who says cable companies aren't nice guys? Time Warner Cable is offering its subscribers who lost CBS programing for a month one free movie, which is a value of $5.99.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before the Redskins hopefully beat the Eagles. The Skinny: As a Redskins fan, I was rooting for both the Giants and Cowboys to lose last night and it seemed like for a while they both tried to do that. But alas, in the end the Giants wanted to lose more. Now it's time to see if Robert Griffin III's knee can hold up. Monday's roundup includes a look at the weekend box office, a profile of MGM, previews of Arsenio Hall's return to late night, and Bruno Mars gets the call to play the Super Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Vin Diesel is a Katy Perry and Beyoncé fan. There's the video evidence to prove it. And -- pardon the pun -- it's "Riddick"-ulous. The "Fast & Furious 6" star posted a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video on his Facebook page Tuesday in what we can only surmise is a treat for fans. A treat in which the singer grooves and sings along to Perry's "Dark Horse" and Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love. " He gave it the simple caption, "You know I love music... " The barrel-chested actor welcomes his legion of followers to his alone time with his computer, bopping along to the pop hits in a white undershirt and camouflage shorts, you know, showing off his impressive guns and likely causing a few hard-core fans to go weak in the knees.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age - that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations - comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a legend that time and many moviegoers forgot. And it's fun! "Riddick" is extremely violent, cleverly managed fun - full of eviscerating aliens, Vin Diesel making those little swimmie-goggles look sharp and Katee Sackhoff of "Battlestar Galactica" swaggering around as a sexually ambiguous bounty hunter stuck with a bunch of guys on a crummy planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Vin Diesel's sci-fi vehicle “Riddick” is bringing crowds, albeit modest ones, into U.S. theaters on what is traditionally one of the slowest movie-going weekends of the year. The film took in an estimated $7.3 million on Friday and as the only major new release of the week will easily top the weekend box office. “Riddick,” the third entry in writer-director David Twohy's sci-fi series, was predicted to tally as much as $23 million this weekend. Yet the film's distributor, Universal Pictures, did not believe the movie will open with more than $20 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before the Redskins hopefully beat the Eagles. The Skinny: As a Redskins fan, I was rooting for both the Giants and Cowboys to lose last night and it seemed like for a while they both tried to do that. But alas, in the end the Giants wanted to lose more. Now it's time to see if Robert Griffin III's knee can hold up. Monday's roundup includes a look at the weekend box office, a profile of MGM, previews of Arsenio Hall's return to late night, and Bruno Mars gets the call to play the Super Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
It took an intergalactic saga to do it, but the surprise run of “Lee Daniels' The Butler” atop the box office charts was stopped this week by the sci-fi sequel “Riddick.” Starring Vin Diesel returning to the role that first brought him wider fame, “Riddick” brought in an estimated $18.7 million. “The Butler” had spent the previous three weeks as the box-office winner, and this week came in second place, bringing in an additional $8.9 million for a new total of nearly $92 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Certainly one of the most interesting recent stories for box-office watchers has been the success of the Spanish-language film “Instructions Not Included.” After opening to a surprising $10.4 million on 347 screens last weekend, this weekend the film expanded to 717 screens to bring in just over $8 million for a new total of $20.3 million. “Instructions Not Included” is a comedy of a playboy who unexpectedly becomes a single father, starring, directed and co-written by Eugenio Derbez.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Vin Diesel's sci-fi vehicle “Riddick” is bringing crowds, albeit modest ones, into U.S. theaters on what is traditionally one of the slowest movie-going weekends of the year. The film took in an estimated $7.3 million on Friday and as the only major new release of the week will easily top the weekend box office. “Riddick,” the third entry in writer-director David Twohy's sci-fi series, was predicted to tally as much as $23 million this weekend. Yet the film's distributor, Universal Pictures, did not believe the movie will open with more than $20 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting the ratings for the Broncos win.  The Skinny: Given that I am sweating as I write this, it seems too early for football. We'll see how the rest of America felt when the Nielsen numbers come in. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview and coverage of a big legal win for broadcasters. Also, the latest on Nikki Finke's fight with her owner Jay Penske. Daily Dose: Who says cable companies aren't nice guys? Time Warner Cable is offering its subscribers who lost CBS programing for a month one free movie, which is a value of $5.99.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
"Riddick" -- the third sci-fi film to star Vin Diesel as the interplanetary antihero of the same name -- arrives nine years after its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Riddick," and 13 years after the original, "Pitch Black. " Unfortunately for Diesel and series writer-director David Twohy, "Riddick" hasn't exactly returned to a hero's welcome. For every film critic who finds it a fun, gory slice of genre entertainment, there's another who finds it stale and one-dimensional. In the Los Angeles Times, for example, Michael Phillips calls "Riddick" "extremely violent, cleverly managed fun. " He explains, "This is not one of those Johnny-come-lately sequels preoccupied with getting a new audience up to speed on where the story was. It's about living in the moment, in the now, and killing in the now. " Diesel, Phillips says, "has discovered what it means to be a certain kind of movie star, working hard but not too, serving material that, here, does what it's supposed to do. " PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 On the other hand, USA Today's Claudia Puig warns , "Move along, there's nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
"Riddick" -- the third sci-fi film to star Vin Diesel as the interplanetary antihero of the same name -- arrives nine years after its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Riddick," and 13 years after the original, "Pitch Black. " Unfortunately for Diesel and series writer-director David Twohy, "Riddick" hasn't exactly returned to a hero's welcome. For every film critic who finds it a fun, gory slice of genre entertainment, there's another who finds it stale and one-dimensional. In the Los Angeles Times, for example, Michael Phillips calls "Riddick" "extremely violent, cleverly managed fun. " He explains, "This is not one of those Johnny-come-lately sequels preoccupied with getting a new audience up to speed on where the story was. It's about living in the moment, in the now, and killing in the now. " Diesel, Phillips says, "has discovered what it means to be a certain kind of movie star, working hard but not too, serving material that, here, does what it's supposed to do. " PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 On the other hand, USA Today's Claudia Puig warns , "Move along, there's nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency. In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the accelerator on the fastest hot rods and pummels enemies into submission without hesitation or fear. So it's surprising to discover that in 2011, just weeks before cameras rolled on "Riddick" - this weekend's sequel to 2000's "Pitch Black" and 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick" - Diesel found himself facing existential dread.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency. In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the accelerator on the fastest hot rods and pummels enemies into submission without hesitation or fear. So it's surprising to discover that in 2011, just weeks before cameras rolled on "Riddick" - this weekend's sequel to 2000's "Pitch Black" and 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick" - Diesel found himself facing existential dread.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Vin Diesel helped steer "Fast & Furious 6" toward the top of the box-office chart this summer, but can his new film, "Riddick," get the fall season started on the right track? "Riddick," the third entry in writer-director David Twohy's sci-fi series, is the only film hitting theaters on what is traditionally the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year. Without any new competition in the marketplace, pre-release audience surveys indicate that Diesel's film will likely launch with a healthy $23 million.
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