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Audiences Reject “American Ultra”, Writer Max Landis Fumes

American Ultra Bombed

“American Ultra”, directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, is bombing at the box office.  The writer, son of Blues Brothers and Animal House director John Landis, tweet-ranted over the lack of people watching his film:   Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes backed up the box office numbers, only 46% of critics and 57% of audiences saying they liked the film. […]

Guy Ritchie’s “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Set to Debut

Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2015

A number of prominent directors sniffed around the big-screen adaptation of “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, and numerous leads have been discussed, including Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, and Bradley Cooper.  The green light only came after Guy Ritchie’s pitch won over the Warner Bros. powers-that-be. “There were several screenplays along the way, but it never got to the […]

“Ted 2” Blazing at the Box Office

Screen Shot Ted 2

According to Universal Studios’ estimates, Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted 2” will pull in a robust $45-$50 million at its 3,441 locations this weekend.  The box office in general is looking strong at week’s end as the “Ted” follow-up joins “Jurassic World”, “Max” and “Inside Out” at theaters. The original “Ted” outperformed its estimates when it opened […]

Ted 2 Hits Theaters June 26

Ted 2 Showtimes

“Ted 2”, Universal Picture’s much anticipated sequel to the hit comedy “Ted”, opens in theaters June 26th.  Seth MacFarlane is once again supported by veteran “Ted” writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, as they attempt to measure up to the 2012 original, AKA the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. In part deux, happy newlywed […]

Mark Wahlberg to Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Project

Mark Wahlberg

According to CBS Films, Mark Wahlberg will produce a feature length narrative currently titled “Patriots’ Day”, chronicling the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent 5-day manhunt. The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”) will pen the screenplay.  The story will be based upon Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the Boylston […]

Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Hits Record $5.3M Thursday Night

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper grabbed a record-breaking $5.3 million Thursday night, setting the record for the biggest Thursday evening gross for an R-rated drama. The film’s expanding nationwide following is in part due to its recent Academy Award nominations.  American Sniper’s current momentum has built off the coattails of 6 potential Oscars, including best actor (Bradley Cooper) and best […]