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Jamie Foxx and Will Smith (alongside his son) tirelessly promoted their films White House Down and After Earth, respectively, but their efforts fell flat with disappointing numbers at the box office. Despite some flops, however, this summer box office might actually hit record numbers with hot new films like Denzel Washington’s 2 Guns, reports the TheWrap.
Along with Fox and Smith, Johnny Depp—a money-making favorite for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and other films — failed to draw in his swashbuckler-loving audience for Lone Ranger and shipwrecked at the box office. Even the smoldering-hot actor, Ryan Reynolds could not save R.IP.D, a $130 million film that raked in a deathly $12.7 million, Huffington Post says.
With all this chatter about film flops, it’s easy to assume that this summer’s movie season will be a dud. But there have been many more hits than misses to salvage the summer box office. “The total domestic gross for the summer to date is $342 billion, better than last summer’s $3.09 billion to this point,” according to a source at TheWrap.
“It’s human nature. It’s a lot more fun to talk about bombs than hits,” Matthew Harrigan, senior analyst of Wunderlich, says. He believes since the negative talk outweighed the positive, it dimmed the reality of this summer’s movie success.
With high-profile movies such as Fruitvale Station looking promising, “this summer could still top the $4.32 billion record set in 2011,” adds TheWrap.
Comic book films are helping to set the tone for a great summer film season. Iron Man 3 pulled in more than $400 million. Man of Steel pulls in at second place raking in $285 million. This is not too bad considering the public’s “increasing appeal of cable and digital entertainment,” says HuffPo, “Hollywood has tried to lure moviegoers with bigger (and more expensive) 3-D extravaganzas.”
Spike Lee, as we recently reported, isn’t all too pleased with Hollywood’s ploy to capture the audience: “Superhereos, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly Through the Air wile Transforming is not my Thang…”he said. He is currently seeking financing to put out his next film using the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. He stopped by the MadameNoire offices yesterday to talk with us about the effort, among other things.
Thankfully, it seems like Fruitvale is fulfilling Lee’s goal of revitalizing more heartfelt films. And the success of movies like The Conjuring, a horror flick that didn’t cost $100 million to make, shows that there’s room for something other than a tremendous budget. Perhaps, tiring of the tech-filled blow-em-ups that usually top the box office during the summer months, the viewing audience is looking for something with a little more diversity (of thought and of people), a little more story, and a little more soul. Now that doesn’t mean we’re turning our back entirely on popcorn entertainment. Wolverine is already on track to be a big hit. Then there’s the aforementioned Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. And 2 Guns, as the name indicates, is going to rely on a lot of firepower, though it looks to be following in the footsteps of an old-school action movie rather than a sci-fi creation.
But days, making sequel after sequel, remake after remake, and throwing around a ton of cash just isn’t going to cut it. The doors could be opening for movies with new stars and directors, new looks, and fresh perspectives.
Most women dream of a lavish, beautiful wedding as a little girl but these 15 celebrity women traded in a trip down the aisle for a trip to city hall.
Daytime darling Kelly Ripa met her husband, Mark Consuelos, on the set of ABC’s “All My Children.” After keeping their relationship a secret for over a year, the couple snuck off to Vegas to elope. Ripa and Consuelos continued to play married couple Hayley and Mateo on the soap opera for six years until leaving the show. Now they have three children together and Ripa is currently the co-host of “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”
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Most celebs are some good-looking folks. And while we enjoy their brand of attractive for as long as they’re in the spotlight, who is going to carry on that beautiful tradition in the years to come? Babies, babies and more babies. With news of some of Hollywood’s most attractive people hopping on the baby train in 2013, we decided to take a look at 15 wildly pretty couples who we can’t wait to bring a little one into the world. And no we’re not trying to perpetuate the whole baby mama/baby daddy phenomenon that’s going on, we’re just saying these folks will have some cute babes worth talking about whether they decide to put marriage before the carriage or not.
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Ryan: “Man, the look you gave me afterwards…”
Denzel: “Yeah, it was a REAL look. Like what the f***!? [laughs]”
Ryan: “Well, if it was your first on-set black eye, I’m glad it was by an apologetic Canadian.”
If you’ve seen any of the advertisements and TV spots for the new film Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, and read the above correspondence, you probably noticed two things: for one, there is clearly a lot of eye candy for women of all ages in this film, okay? But secondly, there is a whole lot of action, including black-eye inducing car accidents like the one mentioned above, that will keep you fully engaged and sucked in. People are running on the tops of houses in the film, getting caught up in the craziest and most visually insane car chases (Ryan actually drove in a few of those scenes), there are knife fights, actual waterboarding (which Washington says he did with NO stunt double), knock down, drag out, swinging brawls…and Denzel. Sounds like a great Friday night flick right?
The two charming and charismatic actors went in depth about their characters during a press junket about the new film recently. Reynolds plays Matt Weston, the sitter of a South African safe house in which criminals are held for interrogation and protection. When his safe house is attacked by rebels hoping to capture ex-CIA agent Tobin Frost, Weston goes from simple house sitter to a pseudo-agent trying to track down, battle, and often protect Frost. Washington plays the rogue agent, who is both calculated, and at times, pretty sociopathic while trying to escape capture from the agency he turned his back on. In preparing for the role, Washington says he worked with CIA operatives and studied the behavior of sociopaths.
“There are different kinds of sociopaths, and they don’t have to all be violent. Many can just like to create chaos because it’s simply a power thing. A sociopath will do anything to win.”
And he sure does. Frost lies, imitates others, kills and goes through a lot more to be victorious in his complex situation. He’s the ultimate bad guy, but he’s bad for good reasons (I can’t go in depth as to why, you’ll have to find out on your own). If you’ve been pining to see Denzel go from good to bad again (because we loved it in Training Day and so did the Academy), but also want to see him get his Street Fighter on like in The Book of Eli, here’s your opportunity. There are so many twists and turns and acts of betrayal in this film, I found myself with the bug eyes many a time (until a swift knee in the back of my chair knocked me back into my senses). Plus, the small side story surrounding Weston’s relationship issues is intriguing–and so is that body Reynolds has may I add!
All in all, Safe House is a pretty good piece of work. I’m not a die-hard action fan so I didn’t go in with the highest expectations–however, I was pleasantly surprised. Aside from a few slower moments of talking every now and again, it’s very entertaining and will keep your attention throughout its 117 minutes. And even if you were to go in that joint sleepy, there’s no way you would you find yourself knocked out. There’s too much intense action and noise for all that. Oh yeah, and hotness…
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The popular comic book hero the Green Lantern will be brought to a movie screen near you for the first time. Ryan Reynolds takes on the title role while one of our favorite actresses Angela Bassett plays Dr. Amanda Waller, a tenacious government scientist. We saw Ms. Bassett earlier this year in the adorable romantic comedy Jumping the Broom. Talk about having range!