Thursday, August 23, 2007

G.I. Joe The Movie

Another live-action film will be based on a popular Hasbro toyline. With the recent success of the Transformers, Paramount Pictures decided to move along their plans in making the G.I. Joe film by hiring Stephen Sommers to direct the movie. Some of Sommers more renowned works include The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.

"G.I. Joe" accepts movie assignment

In Theaters This Weekend (August 24-26, 2007)

Here are movies opening this weekend, via IMDB, and ranked according to personal familiarity with the movie and/or actors in the movie.

  1. War - Jet Li, Jason Statham. Directed by Philip G. Atwell
  2. Mr. Bean's Holiday - Rowan Atkinson, Willem Defoe. Directed by Steve Bendelack.
  3. The Nanny Diaries - Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Superbad is Super Good: Movie is the Weekend Winner

Superbad wins the box office race this weekend as the teen comedy rakes in $33 million, edging out last week's number one movie Rush Hour 3, which placed at number 2, and the Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig sci-fi horror remake The Invasion, which tanked and opened at 5th place. Superbad stars relatively unknown actors Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, and produced by fast-rising Judd Apatow, whose previous works include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, and the surprise 2007 hit Knocked-Up.

Superbad tops US box office chart
'Superbad' Wins Weekend With $33 Million

Eleven Hurt on Set of Tom Cruise's Valkyrie

I still remember posting an article here about Tom Cruise getting protests from Germans for starring in the Germany-based movie Valkyrie, but here's another somewhat bad news. Eleven extras on the movie were injured when they fell off a truck whose side burst open while it was turning a corner.

Eleven injured on Cruise film set
Extras Hurt on Set of Tom Cruise Movie