Movie News Roundup- May 18, 2009


As I scour the Internet and Hollywood movie blogs, I come across tons of stories all the time. So I thought I would bring you a few quick news bits from movieland:

Angels & Demons raked in $48 million at the US box office in it’s first weekend. That’s down from the $77 million The Da Vinci Code grossed three years ago. However, Angels & Demons did significantly better on a worldwide scale, earning $104 million from 96 other countries. Read my review on Angels & Demons here.

Word-of-mouth overcame geekdom as Star Trek’s gross for it’s 2nd weekend fell by only 43% from last week, earning $43million taking its total tally to $148 million, domestically. Read my review on Star Trek here.

Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk- James Kirk’s dad in Star Trek) has been cast as Marvel’s Thor.

Jon Favreau likes Star Trek, briefly reviewing it on Twitter: “Just saw Trek. JJ did a great job. I recommend it highly.”

A video has been released featuring snippets of movies showing at the Cannes Film Festival. Towards the end, there is 16 seconds of video in which we get the first look at Heath Ledger in his last movie before his death, (yes, The Dark Knight was not his last movie) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Watch the video here.

The Inglourious Basterds official website is now live here.

How long have you been waiting for Toy Story 3? It seems half my childhood and all my adolescence for me. Well, the wait is almost over as the trailer will be attached to the screenings of Pixar’s new film Up. Be sure to catch it here on Doctor Popcorn once its available on the Web.

Keep it here on Doctor Popcorn for your dose of movie stuff. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow me: @mcampton.

Sources: The Movie Blog, /Film,, Screen Rant

1 comment/s:

leechon said...

hey...angels and demon is nice!

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