November 13, 2012 |
Skyfall , the 23d James Bond film, hauled in a franchise-record of $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. We at "Sideshow" know it's because Daniel Craig is the most dashing Bond in the history of Bonds. Please, Hollywood, don't let him go! Or, let him go and send him to stay in Philadelphia. Either way . . . Pretty good for a smock Follow the yellow brick road: Judy Garland 's blue pinafore from The Wizard of Oz nabbed $480,000 at Julien's auction of Hollywood memorabilia over the weekend, $441,600 more than Julie Andrews' Sound of Music dress fetched.
November 9, 2012 |
IN "SKYFALL," James Bond faces his deadliest adversary ever, and no, it's not Javier Bardem doing a goofball impersonation of albino hacker Julian Assange. It's old age. Time, after all, is the only sure way to get rid of 007. We know that a swimming pool full of alligators will not work, nor will strapping him to a torture device and leaving the room. "Skyfall" finds Daniel Craig's craggy Bond looking like one of those guys in the commercials for Low T. He's feeling expendable, hearing hints that he should retire.
December 27, 2012
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks Per Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Out Location 1. The Hobbit (Warner Bros.) $36.9 $150.1 2 $9,010 2. Jack Reacher (Paramount) 15.6 15.6 1 4,654 3. This Is 40 (Universal) 12.0 12.0 1 4,130 4. Rise of the Guardians (Para.) 5.9 79.7 5 1,947 5. Lincoln (Disney) 5.5 116.7 7 2,410 6. The Guilt Trip (Paramount)
December 6, 2014 |
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy welcomed child number two on Wednesday: Hello there, Frances Cole Fallon ! Conception has been a struggle for the couple, and they have had both of their daughters by surrogate. Last year, their first daughter, Winnie Rose , made them very happy with her debut. Babs quashes rumors re: Rosie There have been rumors that everybody on The View is hatin' on Rosie O'Donnell and that she's out. But Barbara Walters , View boss emerita, caught up with at some benefit on Tuesday night, said such rumors are "not true.
October 6, 2012
Adele does 007: James Bond theme 'Skyfall' debuts From Dan DeLuca's "In the Mix" at www.philly.com/inthemix James Bond routinely saves the world, and Adele has saved the music industry, or at least kept it on life support by selling more than 20 million copies of her Grammy-winning sophomore album, 21 . So it stands to reason the two British belters would wind up in each other's company. Adele's theme song to the Daniel Craig-starring Skyfall , which opens in theaters Nov. 9, was released Thursday.
December 10, 2012 |
James Bond bested Santa Claus over the weekend by a sleigh length, according to studio estimates. Skyfall , the latest Bond frolic, took in $11 million for Sony. The animated adventure Rise of the Guardians , with a buffed-up Santa and other mythical figures as superheroes, put $10.5 million in Paramount's bank account. That was enough to send The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 back to the crypt in third place, with a gate of $9.2 million for Summit Entertainment. Disney's Lincoln was close behind with $9.1 mil. Life of Pi closed out the top five for the slow weekend with $8.3 million for 20th Century Fox. Lax with the facts?
December 3, 2012 |
In studio estimates through Sunday, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 kept its slim lead over the rest of the pack, says Box Office Mojo. TTSBDP2 is first, with a $17.4 million weekend gross and $254.6 mil total take so far. Close behind is the latest Bond thing, Skyfall , with $17 mil and $246 mil so far. The rest of the top 10: (3) Lincoln , $13.5 mil and $83.7 mil; (4) Rise of the Guardians , $13.5 mil and $48.9 mil; (5) Life of Pi , $12 mil and $48.3 mil; (6)
November 27, 2012 |
Tributes have been pouring in all weekend for Larry Hagman , 81, who died Friday of complications from throat cancer. "I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life," Dallas co-star Patric Duffy , 63, said. "He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. " Fellow Dallas alum Linday Gray tweeted, "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. " Meanwhile, Hagman's fans began arriving Saturday in scores at the famed Southfork Ranch, where Dallas was set. Situated north of Dallas, it's been a tourist draw since the mid-1980s.
December 31, 2012 |
For the third straight week, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rules them all at the box office, staying on top and bringing in nearly $33 million for the weekend. The Warner Bros. fantasy epic from director Peter Jackson , based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, has made $222.7 million domestically alone. Two big holiday movies - and potential Academy Award contenders - also had strong openings. Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western-blaxploitation mash-up, Django Unchained , came in second place for the weekend with $30.7 million.
February 5, 2013 |
Keira Knightley , 27, makes a dangerous claim in the March issue of Marie Claire: The world of movies, fashion, and TV isn't real . It's not substantial. Not worth dying for. "My career is on the verge of being ridiculous all the time," Keira says. "It's all smoke and mirrors. " Keira, who has played many women of substance in the pics, including Tolstoy' s Anna Karenina, Freud muse Sabina Spielrein , Austen 's Elizabeth Bennet, and King Arthur 's Guinevere , says showbiz is a "very insecure profession.