Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time: From 'Psycho' to Edith Scob

Scariest Horror Movies: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature demonstrate that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges. Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made.) Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics' Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and […]

'Avatar 2' & Sequels Release Dates

Na'vi Sam Worthington in 'Avatar' 'Avatar 2' and follow-up sequels' release dates revealed Avatar, James Cameron's late 2009 (and early 2010) blockbuster that spearheaded the (currently dwindling) popularity of 3D movies, will have three sequels. Why exactly that has come as a surprise revelation for some is unclear. Sigourney Weaver, who for quite a while has been scheduled to return for the Avatar sequels, had […]

Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'

Tony Awards: 'Lucky Guy' with Tom Hanks. Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron & Cicely Tyson among nominees April 30, '13, update: The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in this year's shortlist. Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) is in the […]

Barbra Streisand Director Making Comeback? + 'Avatar 2' News Via Sigourney Weaver

Director Barbra Streisand to make film comeback? Barbra Streisand is reportedly going to work behind the cameras on her first film in 17 years. Skinny and Cat, about the romance between writer Erskine Caldwell (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre) and photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, should start filming in January 2013. Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) are slated to star. […]

Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner: Tough Snow White & Thriller Premiere + Alleged 'Twilight' Hacker

You don't want to mess with her: Kristen Stewart is tough Snow White Sept. 30, 11: Is that Marie Falconetti? Ingrid Bergman? Michèle Morgan? Jean Seberg? Hedy Lamarr? Florence Carrez? Nope. Heck, that's not even Joan of Arc – but Kristen Stewart (via Just Jared) as none other than famous apple-eater Snow White while filming Snow White and the Huntsman. Obviously, Stewart's Snow White will […]

'What Is the Tea Party?' Racist Says Morgan Freeman + Warren Beatty & Paramount Part Ways

'What Is the Tea Party?'Morgan Freeman accuses far-right Republican group of racism: 'Dolphin Tale' Box Office Affected? Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for Million Dollar Baby, accused the Tea Party of being racist while interviewed on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight this past Friday. Freeman also denied he had provided narration for a Tea Party-backed ad pushing North Carolina Republican candidate B. J. […]

'Abduction' Trailer: Taylor Lautner Life a Lie

'Abduction' with Taylor Lautner: Movie life (and thrills) after 'Twilight'? 'Abduction' trailer: Taylor Lautner life a lie Twilight actor Taylor Lautner is at the center of Abduction. The trailer for the Lionsgate release directed by Academy Award-nominee John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 1991) and written by Shawn Christensen (the upcoming Enter Nowhere) is now available online. Check it out below. 'Abduction' trailer with Taylor […]

Roger Ebert Film Festival Screening 'Pink Floyd The Wall' + 'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record

'Avatar' DVD Avatar sold 3.2 million DVD (including Blu-ray) copies on its first day out (not including rentals), last Thursday, according to figures provided by 20th Century Fox (via Deadline.com). Earlier reports had Avatar selling 4 million units. James Cameron's 3D sci-fier – on DVD in plain old HD 2D – broke The Dark Knight's record for Blu-ray sales: 600K copies for TDK vs. 1.2 […]

James Cameron & Xingu Indians vs. Lula & Brazilian Government

Avatar's Pandora. James Cameron and Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver were recently in Brazil, where the director joined protesters against the building of a gigantic dam on the Amazon's Xingu River; the Belo Monte dam would destroy the local environment and displace tens of thousands of local Indians. Cameron went as far as saying that what was taking place in the Amazon was akin to what […]

Bisexual Anna Paquin Gives a Damn + Daniel Radcliffe 'Succeeds' on Broadway

Anna Paquin, Cindy Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, are some of those featured in a new PSA for the Give a Damn campaign, started by Lauper's True Colors Fund which fights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. [Note: the video above will pop up and start playing on its own out of the blue – or rather, out of the white space.] Also taking part in […]

Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Flop + 'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'?

April 2 update: Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera, How to Train Your Dragon was back at the top of the North American box office chart on Thursday. The animated 3D fantasy grossed $5.24 million (up 16 percent), according to Box Office Mojo. Down one slot, The Last Song earned $4.26 million (down 17 percent) at #2. The […]

James Cameron & Suzy Amis + Anna Kendrick & Kathy Bates: Academy Awards

James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Pictured above are filmmaker James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis on the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards. Cameron was a Best Director nominee for the global blockbuster Avatar, the 3D sci-fier featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver that has become a cultural phenomenon. Kathryn Bigelow, Cameron's former wife, was the year's Best Director Oscar winner […]

Sigourney Weaver & Marion Cotillard + Marc-André Grondin & Firmine Richard: César Awards

Sigourney Weaver arrives at the 2010 César ceremony. Weaver was there to present the Honorary Cesar to Harrison Ford, her co-star in Mike Nichols' 1988 romantic comedy-drama Working Girl, with Melanie Griffith. Weaver received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for that movie. She can currently be seen on French screens in James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar. Last weekend, Avatar became the #14 all-time hit […]

'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison

Avatar hasn't been the top weekend grosser at the U.S. and Canada box office since late January. First, it was dethroned by the Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John; then came Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day, Joe Johnston's The Wolfman, and Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. This past weekend, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, took the top spot. Even […]

Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards

Meryl Streep was one of the presenters at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony. Streep was in the running in the best actress category (for Julie & Julia), but lost to Sandra Bullock for the blockbuster The Blind Side. Without a doubt, Streep and Bullock will be the two top contenders for the best actress Oscar. In fact, both Streep and Bullock won Golden Globes last […]

Sigourney Weaver, Kate Hudson & Eli Roth: SAG Awards

Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan. Lange and Bridges co-starred in Dino de Laurentiis' 1976 version of King Kong, which was deemed much inferior to the original. Despite the film's box office success (though somewhat less than expected), Lange was all but unemployable for the next few years. Things began looking up for her again following a supporting role in Bob Fosse's Oscar-nominated All […]

Sigourney Weaver & Justin Timberlake, Penélope Cruz & Marion Cotillard: SAG Awards

Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23. They'll be joining Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O'Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. Two-time SAG Award nominee Sigourney Weaver can […]

'Avatar': Movie Racist & Paganistic? & China Ban

In James Cameron's Avatar, a white human is turned into a blue Na'vi, the inhabitants of a far-off moon. He eventually turns against the human invaders, becoming the leader of the Na'vi in their fight to preserve their way of life. Some people are pissed off because the human is Sam Worthington, and not someone like Will Smith. Personally, I'd never call Avatar racist. Its […]

'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor

'Avatar' with Sigourney Weaver: Worldwide box office milestone reached. 'Avatar' passes $2 billion milestone worldwide, to surpass 'Titanic' in U.S. & Canada – but not in ticket sales Jan. 31 update: Avatar's estimated weekend (Jan. 29-31) gross was at the higher end of expectations: $30 million at 3,074 locations. That represents a small 14 percent drop from last week. Average per theater: $9,759. After 45 […]

Matthew Morrison & Tobey Maguire + Chloë Sevigny & Julianna Margulies: Golden Globes

Julianne Moore (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)   Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore was in the running for a best supporting actress Golden Globe for her performance in A Single Man, Tom Ford's drama starring Venice Film Festival best actor winner Colin Firth. In the film, Firth plays a gay college professor in 1960s Los Angeles, where he must deal with the unexpected death […]

'Avatar' Box Office to Surpass 'Star Wars'? Or Still Trailing Robin Williams Comedy?

'Avatar' box office: Na'vi-by-design Sam Worthington to beat 'Star Wars' or Robin Williams comedy? 'Avatar' box office gross to surpass 'Star Wars' – or no. 87 (or lower) on all-time domestic box office chart? Jan. 10, '10, update: Starring Sam Worthington, James Cameron's Avatar box office has increased by an estimated $48.5 million over the weekend (Jan. 8–10), a relatively modest 29 percent drop from […]

Box Office: 1947 Is Banner Domestic Year & 2009 Sets International Record 'Harry Potter' No. 1 Worldwide

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Daniel Radcliffe hanging on to the title of Worldwide Box Office Leader. In 2009, the six major U.S. studios broke box office records around the world thanks to global blockbusters such as Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Avatar, and DreamWorks/Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. […]

Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb

Avatar: Zoe Saldana wears Na'vi blue digital make-up in global blockbuster that has passed the $1 billion milestone worldwide. James Cameron's mix of fantasy, adventure, and environmental conscience has already shattered several box office records – among them “fastest to $1 billion worldwide” – with more sure to come. Besides Zoe Saldana, Avatar also features Sam Worthington and three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver. Box […]

'Avatar': James Cameron Fantasy Is Global Blockbuster But December Record Goes Unbroken

Avatar: James Cameron directed and wrote the environmentally conscious futuristic action-adventure fantasy known as Avatar, a 3D extravaganza that has captured the imagination of popcorn-gobbling moviegoers the world over. British-born, Australian-raised actor Sam Worthington stars as paraplegic U.S. marine Jake Sully, who, once on the planet of Pandora, goes – quite literally – native, becoming a long-legged, long-eared, long-eyed, blue-hued Na'vi. Stephen Lang (pictured) plays […]

'Aliens' Screening: Sigourney Weaver Fights Mama Monster

James Cameron's Aliens was the 1986 sequel to the infinitely superior 1979 classic example of science fiction-cum-horror, Alien, the tale of a Creature from Out There whose favorite pastime is to chew on the crew of a mining spaceship. The special effects were as good as those in the original, but mindless action replaced the previous film's carefully constructed ominous atmosphere (those were the days […]