Hollywood Highlights

Monday, August 24, 2009

Brad Pitt & company win Box Office battle

“Inglourious Basterds” has a weird title, but a whole lot of other things going for it, for instance, Brad Pitt stars in the film and it’s directed by Quentin Tarantino. Still, I was surprised that this twisted Nazi-killing  World War II feature fought its way to number one at the domestic Box Office this weekend with an estimated $37.6 million. In […]
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A new deal for “The Time Traveler’s Wife”

In no time at all, a television version of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” has been snatched up by one of the major networks. Last weekend, a new film based on the best selling novel wooed audiences and landed in second place at the Box Office. In just a few days, the romantic drama has cleared the $20 million mark. This is one of the best […]
Sunday, August 16, 2009

“District 9” captures weekend Box Office victory

“District 9,”  a new science fiction film with no major stars, invaded  theaters this weekend and won over the biggest chunk of the ticket buyers. In “District 9” the story centers on an alien population in South Africa.  “District 9” took in an estimated $37 million to become the number one movie in the U.S. Last week’s top flick, the action packed “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” […]
Sunday, August 9, 2009

G.I. Joe wins the battle at the Box Office

“G.I. Joe:The Rise of Cobra,” based on the best selling toy franchise, debuted with around $56.2 million this weekend to easily win the number one spot at the domestic Box Office. The action film stars Channing Tatum and Marion Wayans. A completely different new film, “Julie & Julia” landed in second place. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams star in this movie about […]
Friday, August 7, 2009

Writer/director/producer John Hughes dead at 59

John Hughes 1950-2009    Photo:  Los Angeles Times A nice tribute in photos and prose to filmmaker John Hughes on the Los Angeles Times website today. Hughes reportedly died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in New York City yesterday. Hughes gained fame for creating poignant films about those awkward but all important teenage years, like “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” […]
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Michael Jackson’s mother wins custody of his kids

Photo: Carlos Allegri/pool/Reuters A major issue involving the personal affairs of the late superstar Michael Jackson has been solved. Yesterday, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Mitchell Beckloff, granted custody of the singer’s three children to his mother, 79-year-old Katherine Jackson. Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe, mother of his two oldest children, will retain legal parental rights and have visitations. Even though Jackson’s will […]
Sunday, August 2, 2009

Adam Sandler tops weekend Box Office

 A new Adam Sandler film took over the number one spot at the Box Office this weekend. “Funny People,” is really more drama than comedy. Still, “Funny People” managed to rack up an estimated $23.4 million in theaters nationwide. In second place, “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” with around $17.7 million. Last week’s top movie, the animated 3D flick, “G-Force” […]
Sunday, July 26, 2009

“G-Force” conquers the weekend Box Office

               Family films continue on a hot streak at the Box Office. This weekend, the animated 3D “G-Force” debuted as the number one flick in the nation with an estimated take of $32 million. The cast of voices of this guinea pigs comedy include Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Last week’s top flick “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” dropped to second place with an […]
Sunday, July 19, 2009

A magical opening for the new Harry Potter movie

Movie audiences can’t seem to get enough of those Harry Potter flicks. The latest, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” debuted at the top of the Box Office this weekend with a spectacular opening estimated to be at least $79 million. Since it hit movie screens on Wednesday, this sixth film in bestselling author J.K. Rowling’s fantasy-adventure series has earned somewhere around $159.7 million nationwide. The […]