June 03, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif.
After a record-setting Memorial weekend, movie theaters around the country are preparing for yet another summer blockbuster to drive customers to the multiplex. Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class,” featuring a critically-acclaimed director and top actors, is set to earn a leading $50 million by Sunday night. Access the Full Story
June 02, 2011
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.
Disney CEO Bob Iger defended the use of 3-D in movies Thursday, after several movies received less of their tickets sales from 3-D screenings than previously.
Iger told the D: All Things Digital conference that it’s “way too early to write 3-D’s epitaph.”
His comments come after stock analysts noted that The Walt Disney Co.‘s fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.‘s second “Kung Fu Panda” movie generated around 40 percent of their revenue from 3-D screenings, compared with about 60 percent for earlier films. Access the Full Story
May 11, 2011
The ever-elegant Angelina Jolie headed to Cannes, France, this week to promote her new film, “Kung Fu Panda 2” at the city’s famed film festival, and the glowing mother of six says the animated flick was a big hit with her and partner Brad Pitt’s large brood.Access the Full Story
March 29, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nev.
Jack Black figures if any action hero deserves the 3-D treatment, it’s his pudgy panda with the martial-arts moves.
Black joined DreamWorks Animation colleagues Monday night to show off extended action scenes from “Kung Fu Panda 2” at CinemaCon, a Las Vegas convention for theater owners. Access the Full Story
December 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif.
Jack Black has set a meaty goal for himself in 2011.
The 41-year-old star, who braved heavy rain in Los Angeles on Saturday to attend the premiere of his new film, “Gulliver’s Travels,” revealed he hopes to cast a slimmer shadow in the upcoming year.
“I’m gonna drop fitty,” Jack told Access Hollywood, when asked about his New Year’s resolutions. Access the Full Story
November 25, 2010
NEW YORK, N.Y.
A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. Access the Full Story