There's not much good to say about this past weekend of moviegoing. Both of the new wide releases, The Sitter and New Year's Eve, weren't all that good, and though New Year's Eve managed to win the box office, it did it with just $13.7 million, on top of the lowest weekend box office since September of 2008. But in fact, the picture is even grimmer than that
Dec 12, 2011
More People Went To The Movies After 9/11 Than In The Last Two Weeks
If Hollywood were to hang up a stocking for Santa this year, it would slowly filling up with one lump of coal after another. This weekend two new releases hit theaters and both were ticket sale disappointments.
Even when the weekend's movies are dogs, it's always a bummer to see Hollywood fall on its face for a weekend-- we all want the movie industry to survive, right? But if there's one huge silver lining here, it's that the New Year's Eve/Valentine's Day mini-franchise is pretty much over, meaning we'll probably never see
Dec 11, 2011
Can New Years Eve's Weak Box Office Kill That Rom-Com Style For Good?
Hoping to stay ahead of Marshall’s holiday curve, I’m put together a pitch. Some suggestions, from a bona fide Irishman, in case Marshall wants to sprinkle “céad míle fáilte” across his next ensemble comedy. Is this a ringing endorsement for yet another holiday-themed effort by the Pretty Woman director? Not exactly
Dec 08, 2011
Planning Garry Marshall's Next Holiday Romance: St. Patrick's Day
You may still be doing your Christmas shopping and recovering from your Thanksgiving meal, but at the movies at least it's already time for another holiday. This Friday marks the release of New Year's Eve, a new ensemble romantic comedy from Valentine's Day director Garry Marshall
Dec 06, 2011
Giveaway: Win Our New Year's Eve Prize Pack With A Spa Set, Party Kit And More
The Rotten Watch is back after taking some time to look back, reflect, and catch a quick breather from the endless movie onslaught. I need a clear mind when taking many of these flicks to task. But the batteries are recharged and its time to get back to work. This week the big ball drops and Jonah Hill joins the Babysitter’s Club
Dec 04, 2011
This Rotten Week: Predicting New Year's Eve And The Sitter Reviews
With a cast as great as New Year’s Eve’s, you’d think the film would be an easy sell for those of us who love a bit of romance in our movies around the holidays. But if Valentine’s Day has taught us anything, it’s that a huge cast of familiar names and pretty faces does not guaranty a hit.
Oct 26, 2011
New Year's Eve Poster Goes For Gold, Love And New York City
It's a marketing department's wet dream to have a cast filled with nothing but stars. When it comes to poster design there's nothing that they love more than posting a series of floating heads. There is, however, a point where you have too many stars. After all, there's only so much room available to stick celebrity faces.
Oct 14, 2011
New Year's Eve Poster Replaces Creativity With Star Appeal
Despite what you may think, there are few places in this world worse than Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Think about it: it’s a choice to stand in the blistering cold for hours on end surrounded by aggressive (and sometimes smelly) people who would be happy to step on your face if it meant getting one step closer to Ryan Seacrest.
Sep 27, 2011
Second New Year's Eve Trailer Gathers Every Hollywood Celebrity Into One Movie
After the success of Valentine’s Day, it should be no surprise that director Garry Marshall and New Line are returning to the same formula for New Year’s Eve. They’ve managed to rally most of Hollywood to show up, a few are returning from V-Day, to star in a multi-branch story that ultimately all ties together at the end and everyone winds up happy.
Last week was the 2001 Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. While much of what came out of the convention wasn't that great, it did provide looks at projects including The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Hunger Games. But while the expo has long since ended, concept art is still leaking online.
Jun 21, 2011
Posters For Contagion, Final Destination 5 And More Arrive Online
All of twenty minutes after I finished reporting Halle Berry was back in New Year’s Eve, we now have confirmed reports she’ll be joined by former Night At The Museum star Carla Gugino. The Watchmen actress already has a pretty full plate of upcoming releases, as next month she’ll be seen reteaming with Zack Snyder for Sucker Punch and this summer, she’ll be seen in Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey.
Remember when they rewrote Tom Cruise’s role in Salt for Angelina Jolie? That movie turned out to be passable, but I was pretty red faced about it at the time. How can you just change pronouns alter a few scenes and plop in a woman? It’s still hard for me to grasp. This casting switcharoo? Not so much.
It's like they're making a movie about an entire city full of Harrys and Sallys trying to find each other when the clock strikes midnight. Then again, given how much that movie is still well-loved, that's
Jan 06, 2011
Sienna Miller Joins Rom-Com Monstrosity New Year's Eve
Every time I think that Robert De Niro is on the path back to being a respectable actor, he takes on a role that simply depresses me. It's been far too long since Travis Bickle had a truly strong run and if he keeps taking
Nov 08, 2010
De Niro, Pfeiffer, Kutcher And Swank Joining The Cast Of New Year's Eve?
The Valentine’s Day sequel, New Year’s Eve, is in the works and the plan is to recast the entire roster – except Taylor Swift. However, I’m going to let out a major sigh of relief and assume that this whole thing was just
Aug 08, 2010
Could Taylor Swift Be The Star Of The Valentine's Day Sequel?
While promoting Killers, which doesn’t hit theaters in Australia until next week, Ashton Kutcher explained, "They've talked to me about it.” He added, "But I haven't read the script yet ... It's script dependent.”
Jul 21, 2010
Ashton Kutcher May Be Back For Valentine's Day 2, New Year's Eve
As for Bieber, who knows what role he'll play-- Valentine's Day proved that Marshall can cram endless people into plotlines that don't relate, and give screen time to even the least talented of performers
May 19, 2010
Justin Bieber Will Be Shoehorned Into The Valentine's Day Sequel
Valentine's Day hasn't even opened yet, but let's face it, we all know it will be a rom-com behemoth that will crush us under the weight of its starpower. So why wait for something like reviews or box office receipts to greenlight a sequel?
Feb 07, 2010
Valentine's Day Sequel New Year's Eve Already Greenlit