Les Mis Opens to Big Christmas

"Les Miserables" opens to $18.1 Million on Christmas Day

“Les Miserables” opens to $18.1 Million on Christmas Day

This is a shortened version of a report by Box Office Mojo. Click the link below the paragraph to read the rest.

“As expected, the 2012 Holiday movies audiences were really excited for came out on Christmas Day, not the weekend before: Les Miserables and Django Unchained both got off to fantastic starts on the holiday, while Parental Guidance had a very solid debut as well. Continue reading

“X-Men: First Class” review

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Hey guys, this is from a column I wrote for The Beacon newspaper. For more articles written by myself, check out the link below.

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I am not a fan of movies being rebooted or revamped. To me, it just means that the studio that made the movie made a mistake and needs a fresh start or the studio would like to make more money on a familiar set of characters or plot. In the case of X-Men, I had no problem with 20th Century Fox retooling the franchise since the quality of the story needed to be restored after “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” were not well received by critics or fans alike. What came out was the best film of the franchise in “X-Men: First Class,” being released on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept 9. Continue reading

La Furia Roja takes South Africa by Storm

Spain wins their first World Cup in the country’s history

For 30 days, the eyes of the world were on South Africa as the 19th World Cup final went underway. This marked the first time that the World Cup had been hosted on African soil. For the second time in consecutive World Cup finals, we were treated to an all european final, as Spain and the Netherlands duked it out in Soccer City. Continue reading

By Rico Albarracin Posted in Sports

New Billboards/Banners for Inception

“Inception” is a dream-heist film by “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan. The marketing for it has been everywhere. On tv, in primetime during the NBA Finals. So, with the marketing that has been shown, you think it would be enough? No. These banners are for UK promotion but it wouldn’t be a stretch if it made its way to the US. I would love to see one of these banners on a billboard as I’m driving down the highway.  Remember, on July 16th, The Dream Is Real.

Inception is both written and directed by acclaimed Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of MementoInsomniaBatman BeginsThe Prestige and The Dark Knight. Nolan wrote the screenplays for MementoBatman Begins (with David Goyer), The PrestigeThe Dark Knight (both with Jonathan Nolan). Warner Bros is bringing Inception to theaters starting on July 16th this summer. Only a few weeks are left!

Read more: http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/06/08/check-these-out-four-new-billboardsbanners-for-inception/#ixzz0r9XEWkxw