Hollywood Highlights

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A call for a probe into a Hollywood movie about Osama bin Laden

A New York congressman is calling for an investigation into what kind of “cooperation” the Obama administration provided for a movie about the take down of 9-11 terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow is partnering with screenwriter Mark Boal on this bin Laden film. Apparently, the filmmakers are being accused of getting “special access” and classified information —  allegedly including data on […]
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

“Captain America” still strong at the box office

“Captain America: The First Avenger” remains at the top of the box office today. Over the weekend, the Marvel comic book-inspired movie  debuted with a mighty $65 million. That’s the best superhero film weekend opening so far this summer. On Monday, “Captain America” held onto its title as the number one flick in the country, by scoring $7.7 million. Yesterday, another top performance by […]
Friday, July 22, 2011

“Captain America” hot at the box office

The long-awaited film featuring the patriotic superhero, Captain America, finally hit movie screens today. “Captain America: The First Avenger” reportedly earned around $4 million at midnight screenings — besting “Green Lantern” and “Thor” for those early shows. “Captain America,” which stars Chris Evans as the Marvel-comic- book inspired shield -wheeling hero, could be on track to make $60 million this weekend. Question […]
Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter finale conjured up best opening weekend ever

A magical opening weekend for the final installment in the Harry Potter movie series. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” has broken all kind of records since opening to huge audiences at midnight screenings last Thursday.  Yesterday, its  estimated weekend take at the domestic box office was a gigantic $168. 5 million. The actual numbers were released today […]
Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter shatters another record

Movie audiences are really wild about Harry — as in Harry Potter and the finale of the popular novel-based movie series. Tons of Potter fans stayed up late last night  — to catch the first showings of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”  In fact, the eighth installment of the series reportedly earned $43.5 million at the domestic box […]
Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 Emmy nominations revealed today

Once again HBO is king of the Emmy nominations. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced today and the pay channel topped the list with 104 — leaving the rest of the networks far behind.  The cabler’s miniseries, “Mildred Pierce,”  a remake of the 1940s classic, scored the most nominations with 21. Also, collecting a slew of nominations the following TV series: […]
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Entertainment bits

Final Harry Potter movie breaking records The end is near for the zillions of Harry Potter movie fans. The eighth and final installment in the Potter film series opens tomorrow at midnight. All ready, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” is breaking records for movie screens and ticket sales.  Nikki Finke has the scoop over on deadline.com Jaycee […]
Monday, July 11, 2011

“Transformers 3” still a monster hit at the box office

The sci-fi mega-hit, “Transformers 3,” held on to the title of number one film in the country for a second straight week. Over the weekend, the third installment of the “Transformers” movie series pulled in $47.1 million, according to the final figures released today. That brings the two week total for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” to around $260 million at the domestic box […]
Thursday, June 30, 2011

“Transformers 3” rakes in $37 million on opening day

It’s going to be a hot, sizzling July 4th holiday weekend — and I’m not talking about just the weather.  The box office is fired up. The sci-fi action sequel, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opened yesterday with  around $37 million —  which means it’s on track to make some serious bucks over the next few days. The other major  movies […]