Forbes has released their annual list of the highest paid actresses and actors. Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tops the actress list, while Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr tops the highest paid actor list. Not any big surprises there. Hit the jump to see the rest of the lists to find out who are the biggest movie stars of 2015.
Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Pretty much everyone knows Minions is going to be a big hit. The wild, yellow characters are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike, so the fact they’ve got their own movie hitting theaters this summer is a slam dunk. At this point, it comes down to one thing: is the movie good? If it isn’t, the film will still be a success. But if it is good, it could be one of the biggest animated films of all time. The Minions are that well-liked.
A new 3-plus-minute trailer obviously can’t speak to the film’s quality, but it can speak to its scope (very big), its humor (silly, with an adult edge) and its voice cast (incredibly impressive). The film is set 42 years before the events of the first Despicable Me, which pretty much makes it a period piece, too. Minions opens July 10, watch the latest trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Germain Lussier
So how do the Minions find their latest super villain to work for? We find out in the latest trailer for Minions, the animated prequel to the Despicable Me series, out July 10.
In the new Minions trailer, Kevin, Stuart and Bob are on the road to Orlando. Orlando is the location of the 1968 Villain-Con, an evil version of Comic-Con where everyone just wants to see Scarlet Overkill, played by Sandra Bullock. Before that though, a convention of villains is ripe for jokes and visual gags, which this latest Minions trailer is full of. Below, check it out along with a new one sheet. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Russ Fischer
The term “America’s Sweetheart” is too reductive to apply to someone like Sandra Bullock, but there’s no question that we see Bullock as a positive figure, even a hero. But she voices a villain in Minions, the film spun off from the Despicable Me franchise. We’ll see a trailer for the film tomorrow. For now, get your first look at Scarlet Overkill, the Sandra Bullock Minions character, along with some info about the role she plays. Read More »
Actors have been “overpaid” for a long time. For the past few decades the biggest stars were getting 10, 20, 30 million dollars for a movie that maybe wasn’t even that good. Recently, things have begun to go away from that huge upfront sum. No, stars are taking less money upfront for more options on the back end. That encourages a better product, but also creates much bigger pay days. Sandra Bullock made around $75 million for Gravity. Robert Downey Jr. around $100 million for The Avengers. But somehow, you’re okay with that because the movies are good and they took a gamble at the beginning.
Most of these stars did not take a gamble and, in most cases, you can’t blame them. Forbes has complied their list of the ten most overpaid actors of 2014. They look at the “last three films each actor starred in before June 2014,” add the grosses, then divide by the total salary. What’s left is a return on investment number. The amount of money each actor grosses for every $1 paid. None of them lose money, but some make less than others. Read the most overpaid actors 2014 list. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
In the early 1990s, Warner Bros actually built a Gremlins theme park ride called Gremlins Invasion. The attraction was built in two Warner Bros. Movie World theme parks, one in Bottrop-Kirchhellen Germany and the other in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. While the dark ride was open for almost ten years, I had not heard of its existence until this year. Last week I wrote about a Ghostbusters theme park ride that was being developed for Six Flags that was never built, so I thought now was a good of a time as any to explore the lost Gremlins ride.
Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
We don’t know how much you made in the past year, but it’s probably a safe bet that it’s a lot less than these ten Hollywood actresses did. Sandra Bullock tops the list with an impressive $51 million, but numbers 2-10 didn’t do too badly for themselves either. Can you guess who they are? Find out who the 2013 top earning actresses are after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Origin stories are all the rage these days, to the extent where even common housewares are getting them now. Jennifer Lawrence is helping chronicle the birth of the Miracle Mop for David O. Russell, and now Sandra Bullock will depict the rise of Tupperware for Tate Taylor.
Bullock is attached to lead Taylor’s untitled drama as Brownie Wise, the marketing exec who popularized the plastic containers by coming up with the idea for Tupperware parties. Hit the jump for more details on her newest project.
Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Peter Sciretta
Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are both making the promotional rounds for their respective films Gravity and Captain Phillips, and were on UK’s The Jonathan Ross Show together. Ross used the opportunity to get Hanks to reprise the iconic FAO Schwarz scene from 1988’s Big, and play chopsticks on a giant floor piano with Bullock. Watch the video embedded after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity landed with a huge splash this weekend, earning near-unanimous critical praise and exceeding all box office predictions to become the biggest October opening in history. Much of the appeal lay in the film’s verisimilitude. As several reviewers put it, Gravity is the closest that most of us non-astronauts will ever get to space.
But wowing general audiences who don’t know the first thing about actual space travel is one thing. Passing muster with experts is quite another. While astronaut Buzz Aldrin wrote that he was “extravagantly impressed,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to point out everything the movie got wrong. Hit the jump to see what they had to say.