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The Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of 2012

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2012, like any other year, had its host of good and bad films.  But it's hard to recall a year that also had so many disappointing films as well (not quite the same as bad films--we'll get into that below).  To the sheer, just awful dreck from such perennial underachievers as Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, and Tyler Perry, to the frankly shocking disappointments from filmmakers who could have...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for August 28 - September 3

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This week it feels like you can recreate the pleasure and pain of going to the movies in early May at a giant megaplex. Many of this week’s releases came out in April or (in one case) May. But if it’s not movies that interest you, there’s also a ton of television hitting. Let’s see, shall we?

Box Office Predictions: 'Snow White' Fair Enough

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This is - in the scheme of the summer - something of a breather week. But that's usually because there's normally a huge movie for memorial day weekend that no one wants to butt heads with. And though a $70 Million dollar four-day sounds impressive, in the new box office math, that makes Men in Black III a weak title. Snow White and the...

Box Office Roundup: 'MIB 3' Wins Weekend Weakly

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Sorry about the alliteration, but Men in Black 3 was conceived as a a blockbuster. Often when a film is a big huge thing it does near $100 million for its three day (sometimes more). Though MIB 3 may get to a near-$80 Million total by the end of the Memorial day weekend, this isn't much of a win, which follows everything that's come out...

Box Office Roundup: 'Avengers' Crushes 'Battleship'

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As the second contender to be swatted away like a fly, Battleship stood no chance against the mighty Avengers, which is now the sixth highest grossing film of all time, and will beat Stars Wars by Monday evening.  The next big hurdle for the film's domestic gross is $533 (aka The Dark Knight's...

Box Office Predictions: Will 'The Avengers' Sink the Boat Movie?

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As of today, The Avengers is the eighth highest grossing picture of all time worldwide. By the end of this weekend it should be the fourth. There are only two movies to have grossed over two billion worldwide - Avatar and Titanic - and it's looking unlikely that The Avengers will make it to...

Battleship: Movie Review

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There she blows! This weekend, Universal will dock Peter Berg's Battleship at a theater near you. The film is a live-action adaptation of the popular Hasbro strategy game. It stars Taylor Kitsch as a reluctant hero, who gets caught in the middle of an alien invasion. He's supported by a cast of familiar faces including...

Universal Sues Asylum Over 'Battleship' Rip-Off, 'American Battleship'

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News broke this morning that "mockbuster" rip-off company Global Asylum is being sued by film giant Universal over a rip-off of their new release, Battleship. Oh, the shock! The horror! Well… not really. After all, it’s Asylum we’re talking about – you know, the company behind genius and uniquely original titles such as The Terminators and...

New 'Battleship' Clip Features Jokes, Booze, And Unnatural Tans

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Oh, Battleship.  The “hey-this-is-just-how-Michael-Bay-makes-‘em-right?” potential blockbuster has the unfortunate duty of opening in the wake of The Avengers’ May release, and features a Transformers-like premise without any actual Transformers, just keeps dropping new clips and ads, and yet still looks like a bland rehash of everything...

New 'Battleship' Clip Shows Loud Things Going Boom-Boom

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Because it just wouldn’t be summertime without at least one heavily CGI’d extravaganza of things loudly going ‘boom’ in an orgy of empty, lifeless action that we’ve seen hundreds of times before, all against a teal and orange canvas of depthless special effects, the film Battleship exists.  Filling the void left by the lack of a Transformers flick this summer,...

New 'Battleship' Trailer Hopes To Attract 'Transformers' Audience By Wholly...

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The new Battleship trailer has all the beats of every modern action blockbuster trailer you’ve ever seen--let’s see:  Overwhelming usage of the teal and orange cliché?  Check.  Minor breakout role by a pop music star?  Check.  A series of shots and music married together to resemble the nearly identical moments in the Transformers trailers, all in an effort to...

Trailers for Trailers: Super Bowl XLVI Movie Previews

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Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers
Are you ready for (some ads during) Football? If you love movies, but aren't so crazy about sports, the Super Bowl has become a time where some of the biggest films of the year drop $3.5 Million dollars for thirty seconds of your attention. Summer blockbusters looking to build buzz and get people excited about the year in film. So much so that there are now teasers for these ads. Trailers for...

New Battleship Trailer offers a Plot

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2012's summer is going to be interesting as many of the big films look like they might not work. Men in Black III is going for another round of re-shoots, and there are a lot of other question marks, as well. Now we have the full trailer for Peter Berg's Battleship - which on paper looks dicey - but it's got scale and a story now. Taylor...

Editorial: John Carter Isn't the Only Film That Needs to Make a Lot of...

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One of the most interesting films of next year is John Carter, the Andrew Stanton-directed film starring Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe. The long-in-gestation project (which has had Harry Knowles, Kerry Conran and Jon Favreau attached at different points) is hoped to be the first in a franchise. Stanton talked to the New Yorker about the film, and told them the film...

Ouija Film Cancelled - Does This Mean Battleship Stinks?

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Branding is one of the most popular tools in greenlighting a project these days. Why do you think there are so many remakes? It's so studios can say there's awareness before a frame of footage is shot. We're still not through the worst of it. In 2008, there were a number of board games optioned to be turned into films, with Battleship set for next year and...

Battleship Trailer goes Boom

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It's hard to know what to make of Battleship - the movie - even after the trailer. And that's because it's hard to call the board game (from which the film is derived) plot driven. It involves calling out numbers, which leads to hits and misses. Here there's an intergalactic threat, and battleships. No on ei is currently calling out anything resembling numbers, but...

Liam Neeson Joins Battleship - Um, What?!

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Over the past year or so, Liam Neeson has been signing on to some questionable films. We let The A-Team slide because of the nostalgia factor, but now he's adding another military movie to his resume -- Battleship. As in the Universal-Peter Berg directed adaptation of the popular Hasbro board game. What the hell?

Photos: Taylor Kitsch on the Set of Battleship - He Cut His Hair!!

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Taylor Kitsch has traded in his signature long locks for a short, spiky do on the set of Battleship. It's Peter Berg's latest film and it calls for the actor to take a more military approach to his look. Recently, we posted the first photos of his co-star Rihanna on set, and she also toned down her appearance for her role. Check out another photo of Taylor and his new...

First Look: Rihanna on the Set of Battleship

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Rihanna joining Peter Berg's Battleship was one of the weirdest casting choices we've seen in a while. Even though it came completely out of left field, the singer-turned-actress has landed a supporting role, and we've got the pictures to prove it. On one of her many fansites, they've posted some photos of her on set and dressed in full military gear. We're seeing it,...