Archive for April, 2011

‘Family Guy’ episodes pulled over tornados

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
The Griffins from Family Guy

The upcoming hurricane-themed crossover event between Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show has been postponed in light of recent events in the US.

Fox had been scheduled to air the so-called ‘Animation Domination’ crossover this Sunday, but the company has released a statement postponing the event out of respect for the 300 people who died this week in the tornado outbreak in the Southern Midwest.

“In light of the recent storms that have affected the nation, Fox has decided to postpone the crossover episodes that were originally scheduled to air this Sunday,” the statement reads.

The network will air repeats of the shows in place of the event, and will show the hurricane crossover in Spring 2012.


Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Please click on the picture to read the full transcript at

Please click on the picture above to read an interview with Star Vincent D’Onofrio and Series Creator Dick Wolf at

‘Rio’ edges past Tyler Perry at US box office

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
'Rio', a Fox animation

20th Century Fox animation Rio has topped the US box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The 3D movie, featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, edges past Tyler Perry’s latest movie Madea’s Big Happy Family by just over $1 million to secure the top spot.

Water for Elephants debuts at number three with £16m, making it the most successful non-Twilight opening for Robert Pattinson. The British star’s Remember Me bowed to a disappointing $8m last March.

Russell Brand’s Hop and slasher sequel Scream 4 complete the top five, while African Cats – the latest movie in Disneynature ‘Earth Day’ (April 22) annual releases – registers at number six with $6m ticket sales.

Elsewhere, action-thriller Hanna is the biggest chart faller as it slips four spots to number eight.

The US box office in full (Hanna figures are studio estimates):
1. (1) Rio – $26,323,321
2. (-) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family – $25,068,677
3. (-) Water for Elephants – $16,842,353
4. (3) Hop – $12,185,905
5. (2) Scream 4 – $7,030,747
6. (-) African Cats – $6,003,200
7. (5) Soul Surfer – $5,436,868
8. (4) Hanna – $5,277,000
9. (7) Insidious – $5,207,633
10. (8) Source Code – $5,091,347

Lindsay Lohan jailed for 120 days

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Lindsay Lohan in court

Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for a probation violation.

The decision came after a preliminary hearing in the actress’s grand theft case, in which she was accused of stealing a $2,500 (£1,500) necklace from a Los Angeles boutique in January this year.

LA Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner had reduced Lohan’s charge to a misdemeanor but said that the alleged theft was a violation of her probation for her 2007 drink driving and possession of drugs conviction.

The sentence marks the fourth time the 24-year-old has been in jail. Her attorney Shawn Holley said that she will appeal the ruling.


Taxi Driver Blu-ray review link

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Please click on the cover image to read the full review at

Please click on the cover image to read the full review at

Ed Norton: ‘Hulk axe was low and dishonest’

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Edward Norton

Edward Norton has discussed Marvel Studio’s decision not to include him in future Hulk projects.

Speaking to The Independent, the Fight Club star launched a fresh attack on the studio, claiming that their motives were about nothing “other than money”.

“I found it a cheap and unnecessary representation that it was about things other than money,” he told the newspaper. “They came to me avidly to talk about it and then, at the end of the day, it was just flat out a business decision.”

The actor went on to call Marvel’s approach “low, unprofessional and dishonest”, before saying that the firm is “going to have to deal with their own karma”.


‘Rio’ scores biggest US box office of 2011

Monday, April 18th, 2011
'Rio', a Fox animation

Fox’s latest 3D animation Rio topped the US box office this weekend ahead of the latest instalment in the Scream franchise.

Rio took $40 million domestically, topping the $19 million brought in by Wes Craven’s Scream 4, making it the highest weekend debut of the year so far.

The Easter-themed animation Hop fell to third place taking a respectable $11.1 million for its third weekend of release, followed by Soul Surfer which took $7.4 million.

Rounding out the top five films of the week is Joe Wright’s action thriller Hanna, staring Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett, which took $7.3 million.

This week’s US box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Rio – $40,000,000
2. (-) Scream 4 – $19,300,000
3. (1) Hop – $11,160,000
4. (4) Soul Surfer – $7,400,000
5. (3) Hanna – $7,327,000
6. (2) Arthur – $6,940,000
7. (5) Insidious – $6,857,000
8. (7) Source Code – $6,300,000
9. (-) The Conspirator – $3,924,000
10. (6) Your Highness – $4,600,000

Paramount picks up new Anna Faris comedy

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Anna Faris

Paramont Pictures has reportedly picked up a new comedy film starring Scary Movie actress Anna Faris.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio enjoyed Faris’s pitch, which revolved around her character being joined by a new roommate who is soon revealed to be a ‘stalker from hell’.

Although further plot details are unknown, the film is said to be inspired by a situation that Faris once found herself in.

Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce the as-yet-untitled project through Roth Films.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

James Bond series secured by Sony Pictures

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
James Bond in Quantum of Solace

Sony Pictures has reached an agreement to co-finance and distribute the 23rd and 24th James Bond movies.

The studio, which also backed Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, will release the Sam Mendes-directed Bond 23 on November 9, 2012.

The future of the 007 franchise had been cast into doubt following the recent financial plight of MGM, but the company emerged from bankruptcy with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum taking over as co-chairmen and chief executive officers of Hollywood’s oldest studio.

“Sony Pictures is the ideal studio partner for us as MGM re-enters the filmmaking business. We have longstanding relationships with Michael and Amy and look forward to what promises to be a prosperous future together,” said Barber and Birnbaum.