Posts Tagged ‘Midnight in Paris’
This weekend Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt use time to try and conquer aliens in Edge of Tomorrow. It was almost 25 years ago when Marty McFly used time to escape Libyens and in the process mess up his existence; it’s the age old story really. Theirs are no movies quite as entertaining as a good time travel adventure. Everyone and their dog Einstein have imagined what it would be like; the desire to right wrongs or relive a particular moment is everyone’s dream at some time or another.
Here’s a look back at the best of these stories; some obvious time travel tales while others merely play with the concept. Let us know what you would have added to your list of The Best Time Travel Movies.
The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year. The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.
For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.
Here is a full list of winners:
The following is a wide range of great films that came out in 2011. I strongly urge every Citizen to check out these titles. With the exception of ‘The Best Movie of the Year’, the rest are in alphabetical order. There are many list around the web by this time, you will find a lot of people share the same favorites, take that as a sign that those are must see movies, or ignore everyone and watch what you want, I’m not your parent.
Super 8 took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $37M to push the X-Men to second place with $25M just a day or so away from crossing the $100M mark. To me Super 8 should have done better, especially with the crazy push the studio gave it over the last week. It was also one of the best of year according to my review.
1. Super 8 – $37M
2. X-Men: First Class – $25M ($98.8M)
3. Hangover Part II – $18.5M ($216.5M)
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $16.6M ($126.9M)
5. Pirates 4 – $10.8M ($208M)
6. Bridesmaids – $10M ($123.9M)
7. Judy Moody – $6.2M ($6.2M)
8. Midnight in Paris – $6M ($14.2M)
9. Thor – $2.3 ($173.6M)
10. Fast Five – $1.7M ($205)
X-Men is still moving slower than the previous mutant films, but as I said last week, this film was a much harder sell and should merit a sequel when all is said and done. The Hangover Part II broke the $200 million mark on Friday and soon after became the top-grossing film of 2011. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris expanded into 944 locations and still holds in the top 10.
Next weekend, Green Lantern…anyone heard of it?
We will have official numbers tomorrow, the biggest Memorial Weekend box office ever is pretty money. Estimates (via Deadline) are saying that The Hangover Part 2 is going to shatter the R-Rated comedy record with $137M over first five days; Kung Fu Panda 2 $68M; Pirates 4 goes past $500M Global. The real winner this weekend is Woody Allen if you ask me, Midnight in Paris made it into the top ten with just 58 theaters.
Here are the estimates for the top ten films this past Memorial Day Weekend. If we need to, all official numbers will be updated tomorrow.
1. Hangover Part II – 3-day Weekend $85M, Est. 4-day $105, Est. 5-Day $137M
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – 3-Day Weekend $47.5M, Est. 4-Day $62M, Est. 5-Day $68M
3. Pirates – 3-Day Weekend $42M, Est. 4-Day $53M, Est Total $166.5M
4. Bridesmaids – Est 3-Day $16.2M, Est. 4-Day $21.5M, Est Total $90M
5. Thor – Est 3-Day Weekend $8.5M, Est 4-Day $11M, Est Total $161.3M
6. Fast Five – Est 3-Day $5.8M, Est 4-Day $9M, Est Cume $198.4M
7. Midnight in Paris – Est 3-Day Weekend $1.7M, Est 4-Day $2.6M, Est Cume $3.5M
Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Sunday night for the Box Office Report and return Monday for The City Strip. This week we revealed the long awaited City of Films Show (listen here). Don’t forget to check out the CoF Summer Movie Guide 2011 for what’s coming soon to theaters. And Here We…Go!
Yes, Woody Allen gets first billing this weekend, because he’s earned it. Say what you will about his work over the past 11 years (leave Match Point out of it though, that movie was fantastic), Woody Allen has already proven himself. If he wants to make a movie every year (he has since 1965) for the fun of it, we can let him. Midnight in Paris is getting great reviews and “fine form” is the consensus. I just remembered that I read his book on a bus to New York City, how subtle of me.
Well this doesn’t bode well for a 5th Pirates movie, this movie is getting slammed for everything that could possibly go wrong with a movie. Read My Review Here.
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday) – Justin Timberlake hosts, Lady Gaga performs.
The Simpsons/Family Guy/American Dad (Fox, Sunday) – Season finales!
Another year, another Woody Allen movie. The director has made at least one movie a year since 1977, that’s dedication. He’s not one to care what people think of his work either, as I’m sure he heard it all before; people saying his work is repetitive for example. That’s something I would like to praise on his part actually, he’s not trying to be something he’s not. Woody Allen plays Woody Allen in all his movies, just like Groucho Marx was the same character all the time too. I’d say it’s working out pretty well for each of their legacy’s.
Midnight In Paris centers on a man (Owen Wilson) who is in Paris with his wife (Rachel McAdams) but begins going off on his own at midnight to explore the nightlife the city has to offer. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, the movie opens May 20th and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. (more…)