Released Date: 22 January 2010
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director: Scott Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Kevin Durand, Jon Tenney, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh, Dennis Quaid, Jeanette Miller, Cameron Harlow, Doug Jones, Josh Stamberg
Movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Release Date: July 1, 2011 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro, Leonard Nimoy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Summary: “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” features Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. The villain of the third film will be Shockwave.
The decision to make Transformers a live action trilogy was set in stone after the success of the first film, so we’re not surprised that the third movie is on its way. What is shocking are the casting decisions being made by director Michael Bay and Paramount. The main characters played by Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox were a given to return but then Tyrese Gibson was confirmed, and now Josh Duhamel. Can someone explain to me why?
During the ShoWest convention that’s taking place as I type, Duhamel announced that he’s been in contact with Bay regarding the next Transformers film and he gave a little update. According to SuperHeroHype, the actor met with the director yesterday and he said the script for the sequel is complete and filming is slated to begin this summer. So, we’re taking that as a confirmation that his character, Major Lennox will return.
Here’s my question, what will he and Gibson do exactly? What was their purpose in Revenge of the Fallen? They were two of the MANY characters we didn’t need to be involved. Their appearance in the first film was understandable, an alien race had descended upon the world, the government had to get in on that. But in the second one they weren’t needed, and they didn’t progress the story at all.
My concern regarding this film continues to grow. Transformers 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2011.
Source : ScreenCrave
The www.movieinhd.net Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Tuesday for the final figures based on actual box office.
For the sixth week straight, the box office is all about James Cameron’s Avatar, as it added another $36 million this weekend to set a new record for a movie’s sixth weekend gross. More importantly, it has now grossed $552.8 million domestically, making it the second-highest grossing movie domestically, passing The Dark Knight’s $533.3 million over the weekend and putting it in sight to cross Titanic’s long-standing record of $600.8 million sometime next month. Internationally, Avatar earned $107 million this weekend to push its overseas total to a massive $1.28 billion, surpassing Titanic’s previous international record of $1.24 billion. Worldwide, the film has collected $1.836 billion and is about to surpass Titanic’s global record of $1.843 billion.
The Screen Gems action-thriller Legion, starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson, opened solidly in second place with $18.2 million in 2,476 theaters, averaging over $7,000 per site.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Book of Eli (Warner Bros.) dropped to third place $17 million in its second weekend, down 48% from the holiday weekend with a gross of $62 million.
Opening at #4, 20th Century Fox’s new family comedy Tooth Fairy, starring Dwayne Johnson, grossed roughly $14.5 million in its first weekend in 3,344 theaters.
In fifth place, Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones (Paramount) dropped 48% from its first wide release weekend, adding another $8.8 million to its total gross of $31.7 million.
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros.) dropped one notch to sixth with another $7.1 million and $191.6 million after five weeks in theaters, putting it well ahead of its $90 million production budget.
Despite the star power of Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser, the first release from CBS films, the medical drama Extraordinary Measures opened with a disappointing $7 million in 2,549 theaters, averaging less than $3,000 per site.
Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel dropped to eighth place with $6.5 million and a grand total of $204 million in five weeks. That puts it roughly $13 million away from the total North American gross for its predecessor. (Internationally, the “squeakquel” has already surpassed that of the original comedy.)
Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy It’s Complicated (Universal), starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, took ninth place with $6.2 million as it edged closer to $100 million, while Jackie Chan’s The Spy Next Door (Lionsgate) took a 51% dive to take tenth place with $4.7 million and $18.7 million total.
[ Source : HeyUGuys.co.uk ]