Hollywood Highlights

Sunday, October 11, 2009

“Couples Retreat” shines at the Box Office

Halloween is around the corner, but most moviegoers this weekend passed on horror and went for the relationship comedy about four couples on a tropical getaway. Despite a lot of negative reviews, “Couples Retreat” made buckets of money, an estimated $35 million, to become the number one movie in the country.  “Couples Retreat” is a Vince Vaughn project. Vaughn co-wrote the script and stars with […]
Sunday, October 4, 2009

“Zombieland” scares up Box Office gold

Movie audiences were up for something creepy and funny and apparently the new flick, “Zombieland” filled the bill. “Zombieland ” stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors trying to stay ahead of the zombies who have become a worldwide plague. The horror/comedy raked in an estimated $25 million to easily win the Box Office race and to become the […]
Monday, September 28, 2009

“Meatballs,” “Surrogates,” and “Fame” win over movie audiences

The family friendly flick, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” continued to shine at movie theaters over the weekend. The 3-D animation raked in around $24.6 million to hold on to the number one spot at the domestic Box Office for the second straight week. In second place, the new Bruce Willis film, “Surrogates” with around $15 million. A bigger opening […]
Friday, September 25, 2009

Michael Jackson documentary and new single on the way

Photo: Megan Lewis/Reuters/Files — November 17, 1996 Sydney, Australia Some dedicated Michael Jackson fans are already lined up at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for tickets to the screening of a documentary about the late entertainer. What is truly  amazing is that some of those fans got in line yesterday, but the tickets for the advance showings of “This is It” […]
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Barbra Streisand to auction off personal possessions

Superstar Barbra Streisand is holding a major auction at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, in Beverly Hills next month. The “Collection of Barbra Streisand” is over 500 items include fine paintings, antiques, and memorabilia from the entertainer’s career as a singer, actress, producer, and director. Among the highlights, costumes from Streisand films like, “Funny Lady,” “Yentl,” “Prince of Tides,” and “Meet […]
Sunday, September 20, 2009

A new crop of movies top the weekend Box Office

The animated family flick, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” led the pack of new films and other contenders at the Box Office over the weekend. Based on the classic children’s book of the same title, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is the whimsical tale of a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Character voices include Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and […]
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

Photo: Fred Prouser/Reuters/Los Angeles Times — Actor Patrick Swayze poses with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 18, 1997 Fans are dropping by the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Entertainer Patrick Swayze today, sharing memories and leaving behind flowers, candles, and other tributes. Swayze died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The actor, dancer, and […]
Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tyler Perry wins the weekend Box Office derby

Writer/director/actor Tyler Perry is still on an incredible roll at the Box Office. This weekend his latest film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” left the competition in the dust. This is the fifth Perry film in the past five years to debut at the top of the Box Office. The numbers are not spectacular, but a win is a win. “I […]