Zoe Saldana: Articles


'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Generally Enjoyable But Beginning to Feel Stagnant?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Chris Pratt as Star-Lord a.k.a. Peter Quill, and Drax (voice by Dave Bautista): When “the pressure to be good isn't as intense as the pressure to not be bad.” 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Entertaining pop culture references help to alleviate James […]


Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill Movies: One of Worst Weekends in Two Decades

Henry Cavill in 'The Cold Light of Day.' Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill movies: Opening weekend one of the worst in two decades Sept. 9, '12, update: The studios have released the box office results – or rather, estimates – for this weekend's moviegoing attendance in North America. Okay, so […]


Worst Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Nearly Two Decades

Labor Day Weekend box office disaster: Helen Mirren thriller The Debt didn't help matters Sept. 8 update The Help was once again the no. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office on Tuesday, Sept. 7, '10, grossing $1.34 million according to Box Office Mojo. The Help cast features […]


Jennifer Lopez & Alex O'Loughlin Tops + Zoe Saldana Flops

Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin star in Alan Poul's The Back-up Plan (top) April 29 update: Starring Alex O'Loughlin and Jennifer Lopez, Alan Poul's romantic comedy The Back-up Plan remained at the top of the North American box office chart on Wednesday, earning $832K (-18.7 percent) according to figures found at […]


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 […]


Robert Pattinson & Michael Caine Competitors? Meet the Empire Awards

Vampires galore: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson The Twilight Saga: New Moon (top); Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In (middle); Park Chan-wook's Thirst (bottom) From Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: New Moon to Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds, from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek to Park Chan-wook's Thirst, from Zoe […]


'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the […]


Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards

Vera Farmiga on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Best Supporting Actress nominee Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards, held on March 7, '10, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Farmiga was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, also […]


Iraq War & Corporate Downsizing Top WGA Awards + Stark German Drama Is Surprise ASC Winner

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original […]


'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. […]


'Avatar' Performance Capture and the Oscars

Actors with faces but without voices can't be nominated for Oscars. Actors with voices but without faces can, but don't get nominated for Oscars. Ingrid Thulin couldn't have been nominated for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse because she was dubbed by Angela Lansbury. The same goes for the widely […]


'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 […]


'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, '10, update: Avatar's estimated weekend (Jan. 29-31) gross was at the higher end of expectations: $30 million at 3,074 locations. […]


Sam Worthington & Paul McCartney + Toni Collette: Golden Globes

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA) Neither Sam Worthington nor Zoe Saldana – or any other Avatar cast member, for that matter – was nominated for a Golden Globe. James Cameron was probably none too pleased. As Steven Zeitchik reports in his Los Angeles Times blog, […]


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 […]


'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 […]


Zac Efron & Bradley Cooper, Susan Sarandon: Critics' Choice Awards' Presenters

Critic's Choice Awards presenters include Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Bradley Cooper, Rob Corddry, Abbie Cornish, Josh Duhamel, and Zac Efron (above, in 17 Again). Also, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Adam Lambert, Tobey Maguire, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Avatar's Zoe […]


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 […]


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 […]


'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 – […]


Chris Pine & Robert Kazinsky + Zachary Quinto & Eric Bana: 'Star Trek' Premiere Images

Chris Pine 'Star Trek' 2009 Tokyo premiere image. Chris Pine 'Star Trek' 2009 premiere photo Star Trek 2009 stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Eric Bana, along with director J.J. Abrams, were all on hand at their film's Japanese premiere held on May 12, '09, at Shinjuku Milano One in […]