April 7, 2009 |
Fox News columnist Roger Friedman is out after posting a review of a leaked full-length work print of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Fox News said Monday that the company's representatives and Friedman "mutually agreed to part ways immediately." Friedman had contributed to FoxNews.com for 10 years. He wrote in his Fox 411 column Thursday that downloading the 20th Century Fox superhero prequel was "so much easier than going out in the rain" and that the movie "exceeds expectations at every turn."
January 2, 2013 |
Tough guys do dance and sing. With two of Hollywood's biggest manly men now starring in the same film, there's a good chance that some of their male fans secretly wish they were seeing Wolverine versus Maximus. Instead, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe are foes in a battle of song in the musical “Les Misérables.” While both actors have made their mark playing heroes boasting super strength and bravado, plenty of moviegoers were surprised to see them singing operatic style with equal passion and grandeur.
May 10, 2012 |
Action film screenwriter Skip Woods has put himself where the action is in L.A. — the bustling Hollywood Hills West area — with the purchase of a hillside house for $2.004 million. The sleek contemporary, built in 1951 and extensively updated, features a dramatic two-story entry with a skylight and chandelier, high ceilings, walls of glass, a bar, a fireplace, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. A deck off the master suite has city views. A glass-walled deck over the driveway creates a carport.
May 12, 2009
Sales in the U.S. and Canada: * Includes $4.0 million in Thursday night showings Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each theater. *--* -- Movie 3-day gross Venues Average Weeks Total -- (studio) (millions) -- per venue -- (millions) 1 Star Trek $75.2 3,849 $19,539 1 $79.2* -- (Paramount) 2 X-Men Origins: $26.4 4,102 $6,438 2 $129.0 Wolverine -- (Fox) 3 Ghosts of $10.3 3,175 $3,231 2 $30.1 Girlfriends Past -- (Warner) 4 Obsessed $6.6 2,602 $2,521 3 $56.
August 15, 2013 |
Orson Scott Card, the “Ender's Game” novelist who ignited a firestorm over his comments about gay marriage, has written a paranoid essay comparing President Obama to Hitler in which he suggests Obama could be planning a coup to take over the United States. In a post on his Civilization Watch blog called “Unlikely Events,” Card lays out a conspiracy-laden rant saying Obama wants to take over the country via a national police force driving around in armored cars - “thugs who will do his bidding without any reference to law” - and that Michelle Obama will be anointed to succeed him until “the Constitution will have been amended to allow Presidents to run for reelection forever.” MORE: Orson Scott Card and Superman: Stoking fan rage Card prefaces his essay by saying that as a science-fiction writer his job is to “make impossible events seem not just possible but likely.