PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International (NEW YORK) — The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Culver City, California, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the event. The leading nominees are Quentin Tarantino’s drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — DreamWorks’ latest animated film, The Croods about a prehistoric family in search of a new cave to live in, earned an estimated 44.7 million dollars to debut in first place. The voice cast of The Croods features Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. The thriller Olympus Has Fallen opened in the runner-up spot, raising 30.5 million dollars. The new Tina Fey-Paul Rudd dramedy Admission finished in fifth place, collecting 6.4 million dollars.
HBO/Time Warner (NEW YORK) — Premiering this Sunday, Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in the new HBO movie Phil Spector , a fictional film based on the client-attorney relationship between the legendary music producer and Linda Kenney Baden, a defense attorney who represented Spector at his first murder trial for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion. That trial ended in a mistrial. Spector was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison. He has always insisted that he is innocent and claims Clarkson committed suicide
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: — The Incredible Burt Wonderston : Steve Carell is the titular character, who’s one-half of a magic duo. Their popularity is threatened by a Criss Angel-like illusionist played by Jim Carrey. Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini also star.
Disney Enterprises, Inc. (NEW YORK) — There’s no place like first place for Oz the Great and Powerful . The semi-prequel to the classic film The Wizard of Oz triumphed at the box office over the weekend, earning an estimated $80.3 million. It also made nearly $70 million overseas
Film District (NEW YORK) — Dead Man Down stars Colin Farrell as Victor, who at first glance is a faithful henchman for New York City gangster named Alphonse, played by Terrence Howard. How faithful is Victor? During a raid on a rival’s drug den and after shooting their boss in the head, an unarmed Alphonse is cornered by four men with their weapons aimed at his head. Victor, though shot himself, wills himself into a position to be able to shoot all four men and save Alphonse’s life. Quiet and brooding, Victor lives alone.
Disney Enterprises, Inc. (NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: — Oz the Great and Powerful : In this prequel of sorts to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz , James Franco plays a magician who’s swept away from Kansas to the Land of Oz, where he encounters three witches and becomes the great wizard. Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams play the witches — Williams is a good witch — in the film, which was helmed by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. Zach Braff also stars, voicing a monkey
Dave Hogan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The teaser trailer to the final chapter in Todd Phillips’ Hangover trilogy has just debuted, and it shows the hard-partying, memory-challenged Wolfpack vowing to “burn Vegas to the ground.” The snippet shows the characters played by Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper together again, apparently for the death of the father-in-law of Justin Bartha’s character. Like in the first two films, Bartha’s apparently absent for much of the hijinks that the teaser calls, “The epic conclusion to the trilogy of mayhem and bad decisions.” Indeed, the clip shows leaps from buildings, machine gun-toting henchmen in pig masks, a prison riot, and the decapitation of a giraffe, thanks to Galifianakis’ Alan driving the animal underneath a low bridge. The Hangover: Part III , which also stars returning cast members Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, and Mike Tyson, as well as newcomers to the series John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy, opens May 24. Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Terry O’Neill/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek regarding the nuts and bolts of the $4 billion sale of his galaxy far, far away to Disney, George Lucas apparently let slip a major spoiler: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher will return for Star Wars: Episode VII . While speaking about what’s to come in the 2015 film — Disney’s first Star Wars movie and the first in a new trilogy — Lucas said, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on [about the sale].’” Lucas then said, “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” The filmmaker then tried to backpedal using an apparent Jedi mind trick, saying, “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.” That being said, Disney hasn’t made any official announcement, and the article makes clear that Disney’s deal gives the House of Mouse the final say
ABC/Fred Lee (NEW YORK) — Arnold Schwarzenegger will be flexing his editorial muscle as group executive editor of two bodybuilding magazines. The former governor of California has re-joined the masthead at Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines, where he will contribute monthly columns and provide strategic and creative input. The re-partnering was announced Friday by American Media Inc., which owns both magazines. In 1968, a 21-year-old Schwarzenegger was made the face of bodybuilding by his mentor and owner of the magazines, Joe Wieder. Schwarzenegger has since appeared on the cover of both publications more than 60 times.