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Famke Janssen To Play Head Witch In Hansel And Gretel Movie

Famke Janssen has joined the cast of 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'. The actress it the latest casting confirmation for the movie, which sees Gemma Arterton play Gretel opposite Jeremy Renner's Hansel, and Famke will...

Weekend Super For Football, No So For Movies

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to few viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The...

Paramount Ticket Sales Up, Dvd Sales Way Down

Paramount had what can only be described as a sensational fourth quarter, with such hits as True Grit, Little Fockers, Megamind, and The Fighter boosting the studio's revenue fourfold over the same period a year...

Box Office Down For 12th Week

Once again, final box office results for the weekend were below even the studios' conservative estimates, with no film managing to earn even $15 million. Topping the list was Warner Bros.' exorcist flick The Rite...

Box Office Sinks Further

With tens of millions of viewers remaining at home on Sunday to watch the AFC and NFC finals (CBS's coverage of the NFC championship final was the most-watched ever, averaging 54.9 million viewers), final box...

Sacha Baron Cohen To Play The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen is to portray a Saddam Hussein-inspired character in a new movie. The British actor - famed for his parody movies based on outrageous characters, including Kazakhstani reporter Borat and Austrian fashionista Bruno...

Box Office Stung -- Except For The Green Hornet

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from...

Lea Michele Snubbed Hailee Steinfeld

Lea Michele made a teenage actress cry.The 'Glee' actress - who plays Rachel Berry in the hit US musical drama left 'True Grit' star Hailee Steinfeld 14, devastated when she turned down her request for...

John Goodman Joins Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

John Goodman has joined the cast of 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'. The 'Flintstones' actor will join Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks in the movie-adaptation of the novel about a boy in the aftermath of...

After Jumping From Cbs To Cnn, Roberts Jumps From Cnn To Fox

John Roberts, who quit CBS News to join CNN in 2007 after he was passed over for Katie Couric to replace Dan Rather as anchor of the CBS Evening News , is now heading for...

At Box Office, 2010 Goes Out With No Bang

The box office ended the year inauspiciously, down 29 percent from last year's final weekend. The top film was Universal's Little Fockers with $25.77 million, putting it past the $100-million mark after 12 days in...

Stewart, Colbert May Return To Hulu

Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report may soon be restored on Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp. (Fox), General Electric (NBC Universal), Disney (ABC), and Providence Equity Partners. Comedy Central,...

Holiday Box Office Even Worse Than Estimated

Box office revenue for the holiday weekend plunged deeper than originally estimated, led by Little Fockers , which, although landing in first place, took in $30.8 million, down from Sunday's estimate of $34 million. The...

Tron Soars At Imax Venues

Clearly moviegoers were primarily attracted by the whiz-bang special effects of Disney's Tron -- not what critics described as its muddled plot. Veteran box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian pointed out Monday that of the $44 million...

King How To Play Soft Ball

In advance of his swan song on CNN Thursday night, Larry King has responded to the frequent criticism of his interviewing technique that has obviously rankled him over the years -- that he rarely challenges...

Jackass To Return In March -- But Not In Theaters

Following the theatrical release of Jackass 3D in October, chief jackass Johnny Knoxville told interviewers as he promoted the movie that he had shot enough footage to make another one. Details about the new producdtion...

Harry Wins By A Hair Over Tangled

The weekend box office proved to be tighter than any analyst had expected. Final figures showed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $49.09 million. But Disney's Tangled was close behind with...

Harry Potter Rules The World

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 may have set no opening-weekend records domestically (with the arguable exception of its earning more on IMAX screens than any previous film), but it shattered records in...

Something For Every Taste At Megaplex This Weekend

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There's the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy...

Saw It Came; It Conquered

It was only a moderate success at the Halloween box office, as such things are measured, but with $24.2 million in ticket sales, Saw 3D far surpassed Paranormal Activity 2 , with which it was...

Tom Cruise Announces Title Of Next M I Movie

Reporters were left scratching their heads after Tom Cruise revealed on Thursday that the title of his fourth Mission Impossible movie will be Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. "All I wanted is not to have a...

Tom Cruise's Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise's new 'Mission: Impossible' movie is called 'Ghost Protocol' Although the new film is the fourth in the movie series - which stars Cruise as action man Ethan Hunt - the movie will not...

Paramount A Weekend Winner -- No Matter What

Two low-budget and low-tech Paramount movies will be battling one another for top honors at the box office this weekend as Paranormal Activity 2 takes on Jackass 3D . Most box-office forecasters are predicting that...

Disney In Marvel-ous Deal With Paramount

The Walt Disney Co. clearly wants to put its imprimatur on its Marvel superhero blockbusters as soon as possible. The company, which bought Marvel Entertainment last year for $4 billion, has signed a deal with...

Jackass 3d Goes Into The Record Books

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the...

Movie Reviews Jackass 3d

It's hard to tell whether Paramount decided to screen Jackass 3D in advance to a select group of New York critics and shun all others. (The previous two Jackass movies were not shown to critics.)...

Spielberg Vs. Spielberg In December

One Steven Spielberg film will be challenging another Steven Spielberg film at the box office over the holiday period. Disney announced Wednesday that Spielberg's War Horse , which originally was to have debuted next summer,...

Box Office Tumbles Again

The box office could have used a few more Facebook friends over the weekend as it fell 15 percent below the total for the comparable week last year. As it was, The Social Network ,...

Dreamworks To Issue Holiday Shrek Collection

DreamWorks Animation, which has experienced declining sales of DVDs for its Shrek franchise, is hoping to give it a boost by combining all four Shrek features into a DVD and Blu-ray gift set, Shrek The...

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