A dolphin has dethroned The Lion King at the weekend box office.
The Warner Bros. family film Dolphin Tale held up well with $14.2 million in its second weekend to take the number one spot from The Lion King, the Disney reissue that had been the top movie for the past two weekends.
The Lion King slipped to third place with $11.1 million, just behind Sony's Brad Pitt baseball tale Moneyball which was number two in its second weekend with $12.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Dolphin Tale features Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman in a real-life story about strangers who team up to help an injured dolphin. The movie had debuted a week earlier at number three, closely behind The Lion King and Moneyball, but it earned good word-of-mouth that kept fans coming.
It's been five long years since Tobias Fünke has uttered a delicious innuendo, Gob Bluth has tried to embark on some scheme that allows him to do less work, focus more on his magic, sorry illusions, and still chase women and poor Michael Bluth has tried to keep his brutally self-centered kin from squandering what's left of the family fortune.
Basically life without Fox's dearly departed anti-sitcom "Arrested Development" has been only minimally bearable, with a gaping chasm in clever television programming that only the irreverent, happily absurd show could fill. But thankfully, this weekend's "Arrested Development" reunion at The New Yorker Festival brought with it news that feels like nothing less than an early Christmas present: The Bluths are back!
It's enough to make you want to do the chicken dance.
Jason Segel is a TV and movie star in his own right so it would take someone pretty famous to make the "How I Met Your Mother" actor feel starstruck. But there's just no denying the power of Kermit the Frog.
Segel stars in, and wrote, the upcoming family flick The Muppets, which boasts Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and more familiar faces than a Judd Apatow production, and Cineplex was on the set to get the latest scoop.
A good versus evil story pits Gary (Segel), Mary (Adams) and Muppet Walter against Tex Richman (Cooper), the (obviously) corrupt oil tycoon who wants to tear down the Muppet theatre when he finds out there's black gold pumping beneath it. A rousing adventure that introduces the Jim Henson's loveable creations to a new generation, while offering a nostalgic reunion for others, find out what we learned from our Muppet movie set visit after the jump!
Though most know him as the barrel-chested mutant with the retractable claws and imposing mutton chops, Hugh Jackman slips into the role of Charlie Kenton, absentee father, former boxing champ and scheming promoter, with ease for Shawn Levy's Real Steel, opening this weekend.
Based in part on a short story by Richard Matheson and set in the near future, the film finds human boxing a thing of the past, better left to robots who are free to pummel and upper cut in a way that would be deemed too brutal if the fighters were mere mortals.
And when Charlie, perpetually out of money and always owing more, finds himself looking after his young son Max (Dakota Goyo), the two reluctantly join forces when it seems their dark horse robot fighter might have a chance at winning.
Part sci-fi narrative and part father-son tale, Real Steel has real heart and we spoke to Jackman, director Shawn Levy and newcomer Dakota Goyo about their larger-than-life sports movie, why it might be Rocky for a new generation and of course those awesome robots.
Playing a man who's managed to turn his life around, start a family and leave the life of crime he once lived, Marc Wahlberg is in familiar territory as a tough guy who knows a thing or two about cracking skulls in the upcoming thriller Contraband.
We've got the Canadian exclusive of the trailer where we see Wahlberg as Chris, a reformed criminal who is drawn back into the world of shady dealings when his wife Kate's (Kate Beckinsale -blonde!) brother gets messed up with the wrong people.
Though he swears this is the last job meant to settle the score, Chris can't seem to find his way out as his family is put in the middle of the high-stakes game.
A heavily-tattooed Giovanni Ribisi co-stars alongside Ben Foster, J.K. Simmons, Diego Luna and Lukas Haas.
Watch the EXCLUSIVE trailer for Contraband now!
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A movie that could have easily been a mere blip on the pop cultural radar, Zoolander turned out to be a delightfully silly comedy that skewered the modeling industry and gave us a runway walk-off judged by David Bowie, Will Ferrell with a Bride of Frankenstein wig, stuffed into a corset and, of course, the Blue Steel.
Ben Stiller, who wrote, starred in and directed the 2001 laffer, provided some details on the sequel last year, hinting that the ensuing years hadn't been kind to people whose careers are based on looking young but recently Owen Wilson went even further and revealed a very interesting plot point: Hansel will be disfigured.
Wilson told MTV Movie Blog that the character he played in the original - a fresh-faced newbie and Zoolander's rival - has "fallen on hard times” and sports "a disfiguring injury."
Ten years ago, I sat down with a young Ryan Gosling at his first-ever Toronto International Film Festival. Back then, the kid from Cornwall, Ontario, was best known as TV's Young Hercules and an ex-Mickey Mouse Club member (castmates included kids named Timberlake, Spears and Aguilera).
Unfortunately, all thoughts of his astonishing acting breakthrough — as an Orthodox Jew turned racist skinhead in The Believer — dissolved as, together, we watched the North Tower collapse on live TV in Gosling’s hotel room on the morning of September 11th.
A decade and an Oscar nom later, Gosling returned to the festival earlier this year with not one, but two movies — last month's Drive, a Nicolas Winding Refn drama about a Hollywood stunt driver trying to out-race a contract killer, and this month's George Clooney-directed political drama The Ides of March, in which Gosling plays a "dirty" young political fixer who wants to go straight and chooses to work a presidential race for the ostensibly cleanest politico he can find, Governor Mike Morris (Clooney).
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