Hollywood Highlights

Monday, May 17, 2010

“Robin Hood” good — not spectacular at the Box Office

The studios released those important final weekend numbers today. The much talked about Ridley Scott directed “Robin Hood” made some money on its debut weekend, however, not nearly enough to boot “Iron Man 2” from the number one spot. “Robin Hood” landed in second place with $36 million at the domestic Box Office. Worldwide, the film has raked in $110 million so far.   This is the […]
Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quick-bits: Michael Jackson, Woody Allen, Atlantis, and catching the compost bug

Sunflowers for the King of Pop   Photo: Lisa Burks/Freelance photographer — A generous flower merchant donates hundreds of sunflowers to brighten the Glendale crypt of Michael Jackson The late King of Pop’s tomb is now filled with a huge collection of sunflowers — thanks to Jason Levin who runs a San Diego company called Sunflowerguy.com. On Friday, May 14, Levin loaded up a truck with 15-hundred happy […]
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hot movies, deals, and entertainment news

Advance ticket sales for new “Twilight” movie “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is set to hit theaters on June 30, but two online ticket outlets will begin selling advance tickets for the vampire romantic-fantasy at midnight, on Thursday, May 13, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those ticket sellers are Fandango and MovieTickets. “Eclipse” is the third film in the hot “Twilight” series. The […]
Monday, May 10, 2010

“Iron Man 2” rocketed to the top of the Box Office

“Iron Man 2” won the Box Office race by a huge margin. The final weekend numbers released today show the sequel raked in $128 million at the domestic Box Office  — to easily become the number one movie in the country. That was good enough for fifth place on the all-time highest-grossing opening weekend list. “IM2” could have done better with […]
Friday, May 7, 2010

Hot movies, deals, and entertainment news

“Iron Man 2”  a hot ticket seller Another comic book-inspired movie is blasting into theaters today, and is set to make a ton of money at the domestic Box Office this weekend. The Hollywood Reporter says “Iron Man 2” scored an estimated $7.5 million at midnight shows — with a predicted weekend tally of $140 million. This film sequel to the 2008 blockbuster is on a nice roll. […]
Monday, May 3, 2010

Conan O’Brien sets the record straight on “60 Minutes”

A lot of buzz about Comedian/Former “Tonight Show” Host Conan O’Brien’s appearance on “60 Minutes.” Excerpts from that interview popped up all over the Internet last week. Last night, Reporter Steve Kroft’s complete interview with the comic ran on that CBS News program. And yes, O’Brien talked about the NBC mess, his road tour, his new show, and his feelings about Jay Leno. Nikki Finke’s deadline.com/Hollywood […]
Sunday, May 2, 2010

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” slashes its way to the top of the Box Office

A familiar scary face, Freddy Krueger, topped the Box Office this weekend. A remake of the 1984 “A Nightmare on Elm Street” debuted red hot — with an estimated $32.2 million — to become the number one film in the country. This fright franchise is apparently very much alive. It now includes 9 slasher films, novels, a TV show, and comic books. In […]
Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jay Leno vs the Prez

                   Photo: Lawrence Jackson/White House — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with guests, including Comedian Jay Leno, at the White House Press Dinner in Washington, DC,  May 1, 2010 A lot of chatter today about who was funnier last night at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner; “Tonight Show” Host Jay Leno or President Barack Obama. The zingers […]
Sunday, April 25, 2010

“Dragon” beats J-Lo at the Box Office

         Jennifer Lopez looks hot in this movie poster, but her new romantic comedy,”The Back-Up Plan,” could not generate enough heat to slay the “Dragon” at the Box Office. The 3D animation, “How to Train Your Dragon” reclaimed the title of number one movie in the country with an estimated take of $15 million over the weekend. That brings the family adventure fantasy’s five week […]