January 3, 2013 |
There won't be much buzz at the box office on the first weekend of the new year, as only one new movie -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" -- hits theaters nationwide. The horror flick starring the serial killer made famous in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is expected to debut with a respectable sum of about $16 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The movie is to premiere in a handful of theaters at 10 p.m. on Thursday, before expanding nationwide on Friday to 2,654 locations.
August 12, 2010 |
Don't worry, be happy — or at least get the warm fuzzies at the Feel Good Film Festival, which "celebrates films and the filmmakers and creative artists that create entertainment with positive themes, happy endings that make audiences laugh and that capture the beauty of the world. " The third annual festival, which includes feature, short and student films, begins Friday at the Egyptian Theatre with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines hosting the opener, "Father vs. Son," starring "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet.
November 5, 2006 |
Barring a wave of sweet mercy and enlightenment sweeping the nation, by the time you read this, "Saw III" will be the No. 1 movie in America. The "Saw" series revolves around the cruel stylings of Jigsaw, who traps his victims in fiendish puzzles that they must solve as the clock winds down.
October 9, 2006 |
"Meat's meat and bone is bone," proclaims Hoyt (R. Lee Ermey) as he prepares a particularly gory repast. The makers of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" take a similarly elemental approach to the revived franchise's latest installment. There's hardly a body part that isn't mangled, lopped off, ground up or sliced through. Although it's billed as a prequel to the 2003 remake, "Beginning" owes much to the brutal brilliance of Tobe Hooper's 1974 original.
October 9, 2006 |
Things are looking up at Warner Bros. After a summer loaded with flops including "Poseidon" and "Lady in the Water," the Burbank studio appeared this weekend to have a badly needed hit on its hands with Martin Scorsese's crime thriller "The Departed." The critically acclaimed picture, starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg, opened at No. 1 at the weekend box office with a gross of $27 million in the U.S. and Canada, studios estimated Sunday.
November 11, 2003 |
Unable to prevent his cellphone from endlessly chirping the other afternoon, Marcus Nispel gave it the evil eye, as if he were about to heave it out the window. "All these phones are so complicated these days," he complained. "I really wish they would go back to making phones that just had a simple on-and-off switch." In the movie world, when you've directed a hit, your phone gets a good workout. As director of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," a $9.5-million horror film that has grossed $73.