Written by: Phoebe Raven, CC2K Staff Writer
This morning we have development news from TV Land, rumors about another 28 Days Later sequel, the Box Office Report and the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.
At the box office this weekend a few chihuahuas battled it out with people and came out victorious. Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua topped the list this weekend. Shia LeBeouf just wasn't cute enough to beat out the cute dogs, and placed second with his Eagle Eye.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, of which a CC2K review is available here, came in third, beating out Nights in Rodanthe and Appaloosa (read two CC2K reviews here and here), the latter running in limited release only for the past two weeks until this weekend.
Kirsten Dunst's new movie though, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, lost out big time and although in wide release only brought in $1.4 million. Did her trip to rehab have anything to do with this?
And since I mentioned Nick and Norah: its leading actress, Kat Dennings, has just signed on to a superhero movie. It seems an inevitable fate. But Defendor may just be what the genre needs and what Hancock tried to be, a truly different superhero movie. Woody Harrelson will play a Regular Joe, who THINKS he has superpowers and Kat will play a teenager he befriends on his search for his identity. Interested yet?
Over at Slashfilm there is speculation about a possible second sequel to 28 Days Later. Rumors have been going round ever since 28 Weeks Later failed to live up to the hype, but will it actually happen this time? And will it be back to the original quality?
And if all of those news depressed you as much as me, then let me try to cheer you up.
Paul Newman's death made us all too aware of how few grand leading men we have out there in the movie world nowadays, but one of the remaining ones will be honored with an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award next June. It is none other than Michael Douglas. Kudos, my man!
New and possibly exciting things are happening in TV Land as well.
Everybody loves period dramas like The Tudors; don't you? So Kevin Bacon wants to bring us some more. He has signed a deal with Showtime to bring us The Booths, a show about the three Booth brothers of which one eventually tries to assassinate President Lincoln.
Did you love "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" and the subsequent "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck" as much as me? Then you might enjoy to hear that the mastermind behind those two hits, Wayne McClammy, has been tapped to direct a new single-camera comedy for FOX entitled Boldly Going Nowhere. The concept: What happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain? Hm…..
And last but certainly not least, some cause for debate. Here at CC2K we are all about discussion and allowing dissenting opinions to be expressed. So, let's quibble over the list Empire just released, "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time". 10,000 readers, 150 Hollywood insiders and 50 relevant film critics got to vote and here are the Top 50:
1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
3. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner,1980)
4. Shawsank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
8. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
10. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
12. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
13. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
14. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2007)
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
20. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
21. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
25. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
26. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
27. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
28. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
29. Die Hard (John McTiernan 1988)
30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
31. Gone with The Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood, 1939)
32. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
33. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
35. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991)
36. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)
37. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
38. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
39. The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers, 1999)
40. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
41. The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
42. Kind Hearts And Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
43. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998)
44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
46. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan 1954)
47. E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
48. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
49. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, 1987)
50. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
For the full list, go here.
Author: Phoebe Raven, CC2K Staff Writer
Born in Germany, lived in the US, now in the UK. Always taking my love for TV and writing with me. Life participator. Blogger. Gaming enthusiast.