"The Green Hornet" Stings Box-Office with $34 Million! 


"The Green Hornet" buzzed atop Martin Luther King box-office weekend and grabbed $34 million. Directed by indie-darling Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") and starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz, "The Green Hornet" made a solid debut even though the box-office has been suffering a downward streak for ten straight weeks now. ("The Green Hornet" movie review)

Debuting at No. 2 is Ron Howard's "The Dilemma" starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James with Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Channing Tatum, and Queen Latifah. This dramedy managed to make $17.4 million for the weekend, but here's my dilemma, it's really not that good! And I love the cast and Howard!

Falling to No. 3 is sure-fire Oscar contender, "True Grit" from the Coen brothers. Hailee Steinfeld, who played Mattie Ross, was crowned Best Young Actress at Friday's Critics' Choice Movie Awards, let's see if "True Grit" will hit the bullseye at tonight's Golden Globe Awards.

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office list for Martin Luther King weekend:

1 The Green Hornet (PG-13) $34.0 M
2 The Dilemma (PG-13) $17.4 M
3 True Grit (PG-13) $11.2 M
4 The King's Speech (R) $9.1 M
5 Black Swan (R) $8.1 M
6 Little Fockers (PG-13) $7.1 M
7 Tron: Legacy (PG) $5.7 M
8 Yogi Bear (PG) $5.3 M
9 The Fighter (R) $5.1 M
10 Season of the Witch (PG-13) $4.5 M

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2011 Critics' Choice Movie Awards LIVE Blogfest -- Minute-by-Minute Inside Look! The Winners! The Drama! 


6:00 Show opening with Inception spoof by fhe Jackass crew...sort of fun

6:04 Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing the opening speech...is he trying to get back into the Showbiz world? He introduces the best films of the year

6:08 Ashton Kutcher in the house for Best Acting Ensemble

6:11 The Fighter wins best acting ensemble...

6:12 Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone present Best Young Actor/Actress
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6:14 Hailee Steinfeld wins Best Young Actress for True Grit

6:15 Commercial Break...Maroon 5 is serenading us

6:20 Eva Mendez presents best supporting actor to Christian Bale for The Fighter...giving love to the real life mom of the movie who's in thehospital right now...I love Bale...he's sporting a cool hairdo

6:25 Christopher Nolan and producer/wife Emma Thomas accept best action film for Inception

6:30 The Jackass spoof is growing on me as I get drunker

6:37 The Kardashians yes...them...present Davis Guggenheim the Best Documentary Feature for Waiting for Superman

6:40 The Pacific wins best picture made for television...Sreven Spielberg accepts the award.

6:41 commercial break sing Adam Levine

6:49 Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman present Best Comedy to Easy A

6:50 Toy Story 3 wins best animated feature...surprise! But I love the film :)

6:52 Trent Reznor wins best score for The Social Network...The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins best foreign film and 127 Hours wins best song thanks to Dido :)

6:58 Ice Cube iintroduces the first ever music+film award and the first recipient...the great Quentin Tarantino

More drinks please!

7:00 Adam Levine and Keri Hilson sing for Quentin

7:04 Eric Roth presents the music+film award to Tarantino

7:06 Tarantino talks...we listen...

7:10 potty break

7:15 The super-sweet Josh Brolin presents the best supporting actress award to Melissa Leo for The Fighter

7:18 Best Adapted Screenplay goes to....Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network

7:23 Best Original Screenplay goes to...The King's Speech

7:30 Really loving the Black Swan spoof with the Jackass folks...yes I had more drink

7:35 David Fincher gets best director award for The Social Network but he's not here...where is he?

7:36 Matt Damon receives Joel Siegel Award for all his humanitarian effort...awww

7:37 commercial break....

7:40 The lovely and amazing Julianne Moore presents the best actor award to Colin Firth for The King's Speech

7:45 Alice in Wonderland wins for costume and makeup and Inception wins all the technical awards -- editing, sound, cinematography, art design

7:50 Kevin Spacey, the unsung hero behind The Social Network (he's one of the exec producers), presents the best actress award to Natalie Portman for Black Swan

8:00 here you go folks...the best picture presented by fhe still-hot Jane Fonda to THE SOCIAL NETWORK

That's all folks...now...AFTER PARTY! Sorry I can't live blog there :)

HERE'S THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS AND NOMINEES:

BEST PICTURE

Winner: The Social Network


Nominees:

* 127 Hours
* Black Swan
* The Fighter
* Inception
* The King's Speech
* The Social Network
* The Town
* Toy Story 3
* True Grit
* Winter's Bone

BEST ACTOR

Winner: Colin Firth - "The King's Speech"


Nominees:

* Jeff Bridges - "True Grit"
* Robert Duvall - "Get Low"
* Jesse Eisenberg - "The Social Network"
* Colin Firth - "The King's Speech"
* James Franco - "127 Hours"
* Ryan Gosling - "Blue Valentine"

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Natalie Portman - "Black Swan"


Nominees:

* Annette Bening - "The Kids Are All Right"
* Nicole Kidman - "Rabbit Hole"
* Jennifer Lawrence - "Winter's Bone"
* Natalie Portman - "Black Swan"
* Noomi Rapace - "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
* Michelle Williams - "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Christian Bale - "The Fighter"


Nominees:

* Christian Bale - "The Fighter"
* Andrew Garfield - "The Social Network"
* Jeremy Renner - "The Town"
* Sam Rockwell - "Conviction"
* Mark Ruffalo - "The Kids Are All Right"
* Geoffrey Rush - "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"


Nominees:

* Amy Adams - "The Fighter"
* Helena Bonham Carter - "The King's Speech"
* Mila Kunis - "Black Swan"
* Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"
* Hailee Steinfeld - "True Grit"
* Jacki Weaver - "Animal Kingdom"

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Winner: Hailee Steinfeld - "True Grit"


Nominees:

* Elle Fanning - "Somewhere"
* Jennifer Lawrence - "Winter's Bone"
* Chloe Grace Moretz - "Let Me In"
* Chloe Grace Moretz - "Kick-Ass"
* Kodi Smit-McPhee - "Let Me In"
* Hailee Steinfeld - "True Grit"

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Winner: The Fighter


Nominees:

* The Fighter
* The Kids Are All Right
* The King's Speech
* The Social Network
* The Town

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: David Fincher - "The Social Network"


Nominees:

* Darren Aronofsky - "Black Swan"
* Danny Boyle - "127 Hours"
* Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - "True Grit"
* David Fincher - "The Social Network"
* Tom Hooper - "The King's Speech"
* Christopher Nolan - "Inception"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: "The King's Speech" - David Seidler


Nominees:

* "Another Year" - Mike Leigh
* "Black Swan" - Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
* "The Fighter" - Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
* "Inception" - Christopher Nolan
* "The Kids Are All Right" - Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
* "The King's Speech" - David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: "The Social Network" - Aaron Sorkin


Nominees:

* "127 Hours" - Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
* "The Social Network" - Aaron Sorkin
* "The Town" - Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard
* "Toy Story 3" - Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
* "True Grit" - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
* "Winter's Bone" - Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: "Inception" - Wally Pfister


Nominees:

* "127 Hours" - Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak
* "Black Swan" - Matthew Libatique
* "Inception" - Wally Pfister
* "The King's Speech" - Danny Cohen
* "True Grit" - Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

Winner: "Inception" - Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat


Nominees:

* "Alice in Wonderland" - Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara
* "Black Swan" - Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
* "Inception" - Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat
* "The King's Speech" - Eve Stewart and Judy Farr
* "True Grit" - Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING

Winner: "Inception" - Lee Smith


Nominees:

* "127 Hours" - Jon Harris
* "Black Swan" - Andrew Weisblum
* "Inception" - Lee Smith
* "The Social Network" - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: "Alice in Wonderland" - Colleen Atwood


Nominees:

* "Alice in Wonderland" - Colleen Atwood
* "Black Swan" - Amy Westcott, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
* "The King's Speech" - Jenny Beavan
* "True Grit" - Mary Zophres

BEST MAKEUP

Winner: Alice in Wonderland


Nominees:

* Alice in Wonderland
* Black Swan
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
* True Grit

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Inception


Nominees:

* Alice in Wonderland
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
* Inception
* Tron: Legacy

BEST SOUND

Winner: Inception


Nominees:

* 127 Hours
* Black Swan
* Inception
* The Social Network
* Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: Toy Story 3


Nominees:

* Despicable Me
* How to Train Your Dragon
* The Illusionist
* Tangled
* Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Winner: Inception


Nominees:

* Inception
* Kick-Ass
* Red
* The Town
* Unstoppable

BEST COMEDY

Winner: Easy A


Nominees:

* Cyrus
* Date Night
* Easy A
* Get Him to the Greek
* I Love You Phillip Morris
* The Other Guys

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Winner: The Pacific


Nominees:

* The Pacific
* Temple Grandin
* You Don't Know Jack

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Nominees:

* Biutiful
* I Am Love
* The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Waiting for Superman


Nominees:

* Exit Through the Gift Shop
* Inside Job
* Restrepo
* Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
* The Tillman Story
* Waiting for Superman

BEST SONG

Winner: "If I Rise" - performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong - 127 Hours


Nominees:

* "I See the Light" - performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater - Tangled
* "If I Rise" - performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong - 127 Hours
* "Shine" - performed and written by John Legend - Waiting for Superman
* "We Belong Together" - performed and written by Randy Newman - Toy Story 3
* "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet" - performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren - Burlesque

BEST SCORE

Winner: "The Social Network" - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


Nominees:

* "Black Swan" - Clint Mansell
* "Inception" - Hans Zimmer
* "The King's Speech" - Alexandre Desplat
* "The Social Network" - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
* "True Grit" - Carter Burwell

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Critics' Choice Movie Awards! I'll Be Blogging Live From Hollywood Friday Night! Come Back Soon Y'hear? 


In just a few hours, one of the most exciting awards shows will hit the airwaves! I'm, of course, talking about the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I'm a proud voting member!).

So, since I voted like a good boy, I get to go to the awards show at the Hollywood Palladium. AND I'LL BE BLOGGING LIVE! I'll talk about everything that you can't see on TV!

Speaking of, don't forget to watch the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on VH1 at 9/8 central. Promise?

It's the BEST Oscar barometer compared to the Golden Globes!

And when you watch tomorrow night, you'll see some of film and television's biggest stars!

So don't forget, watch the awards show, then come back here or visit my Facebook page right here.

SEE YOU TOMORROW! Now here's the rest of the press release:

This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will feature an array of presenters including Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim & Kourtney), Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Tim Roth, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara.

Maroon 5 will also be on hand as this year’s house band performing during the show as well as the live pre-show. The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT from the Hollywood Palladium.

As previously announced, renowned actor and philanthropist Matt Damon will be honored with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award which will be presented by Emily Blunt and Jimmy Kimmel. Given annually, this special award pays homage to beloved Good Morning America film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who lost his long struggle with cancer in June, 2007.The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will also include the inaugural Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award honoring Quentin Tarantino and presented by Tim Roth.


Visit the Critics' Choice Awards VH1 site for more information by clicking right here.

AGAIN, SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT!

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"The Green Hornet" Movie Review, and My Thoughts on Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" 


Here are my reviews of "The Green Hornet" starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz, and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" which is getting a wider release this weekend.




(For my fun one-on-one interviews with "Somewhere's" Sofia Coppola, Stephen Dorff, and Elle Fanning, click here)

Here's more info on "The Green Hornet"

GENRES: Action/Adventure, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation
IN THEATERS: January 14th, 2011
MPAA: PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.

Rich playboy Britt Reid joins forces with the talented Kato to fight crime as masked heroes.

Cast & Crew
STARRING:
Seth Rogen ........................................................................................ Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
Jay Chou ........................................................................................ Kato
Cameron Diaz ........................................................................................ Lenore Case
Christoph Waltz ........................................................................................ Chudnofsky
Edward James Olmos ........................................................................................ Michael Axford
David Harbour ........................................................................................ Scanlon
Tom Wilkinson ........................................................................................ James Reid

DIRECTED BY: Michel Gondry

Here's more info on "Somewhere"

Elle was a delight in real life as much as she was on-screen in “Somewhere!” I predict bigger and better things for this 11-year-old actress!

Here's more info on "Somewhere"

You have probably seen him in the tabloids; actor Johnny Marco is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take?

Logline: When a bad-boy actor, stumbling through a life of excess at Hollywood' Chateau Marmont, is visited by his 11-year old daughter, he must reexamine his life.
Genres: Comedy and Drama
Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.
Release Date: December 22nd, 2010
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
Production Co.:
American Zoetrope, Medusa Film
Pathe International
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Studios: Focus Features
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Produced by: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Paul Rassam

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Jesse Eisenberg Talks About "Social Network" Director David Fincher's Style! It Truly Makes Sense! 


Jesse Eisenberg who memorably portrayed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" talked to us during the film's DVD release. It's been months since the David Fincher flick opened, so Eisenberg discussed the blessing of making a movie about the formation of Facebook.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What interested him in making "The Social Network"
*** Antagonists and protagonists of the film
*** What David Fincher told his actors to do to make the film believable and real?
*** He's got a new haircut!
*** Working with the great ensemble
*** Winning at Palm Springs International Film Festival
*** Was he surprised with all the love surrounding "The Social Network" from all the award-giving bodies?
*** Does he have a Facebook account?



Check out my interview with Armie Hammer for "Social Network" right here, and the real Winklevoss (or is it Winklevi?) twins speak about the film right here.

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Also Known As: Untitled Columbia Pictures/Aaron Sorkin Facebook Project
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Genres: Drama and Biopic
Running Time: 2 hr.
Release Date: October 1st 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.
Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Armie Hammer
Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: Kevin Spacey, Scott Rudin, Michael de Luca

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