Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The
UNIVERSAL
Thtrs: 3760 / Gross: $15.20M
Total: $15.20M   
  Dark Knight, The
WARNER BROS.
Thtrs: 4266 / Gross: $12.65M
Total: $363.74M   
  Step Brothers
SONY
Thtrs: 3094 / Gross: $5.07M
Total: $51.74M   
  Mamma Mia!
UNIVERSAL
Thtrs: 3062 / Gross: $3.85M
Total: $78.70M   
  Swing Vote
DISNEY
Thtrs: 2213 / Gross: $1.97M
Total: $1.97M   

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KERMIT and MISS PIGGY have had  one of the most successful relationships in Hollywood and this Sunday (8/3) they’ll be part of the Disney Channel special STUDIO DC: ALMOST LIVE. The program has MISS PIGGY hanging out with THE JONAS BROTHERS and KERMIT doing a duet with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star ASHLEY TISDALE.  But forget about work. What makes MISS PIGGY and KERMIT such a happy couple?  The pair talked to HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK exclusively about life, love and variety television:



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BEGGING FOR A RECOUNT

1 Aug 2008 Filed under: MOVIE REVIEWS

SWING VOTE (Walt Disney Studios  PG-13  100 Minutes) Despite an enjoyable character played by KEVIN COSTNER, this one barely makes the ballot:

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Leaving his STAR WARS role of Obi-Wan Kenobi far behind him, EWAN McGREGOR hits the road starting tomorrow night (8/2) in the Fox Reality Channel’s original returning series THE LONG WAY DOWN.

The show documents the travels of long-time pals, McGREGOR and CHARLIE BOORMAN, as they motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa. It’s a fascinating look at civilian travel through political hotbeds and majestic scenery.

We caught up with McGREGOR at the recent TCA and he explained his long-time love of motorcycles:

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The release earlier this week of the official trailer from the much anticipated HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE reminded us that HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK spoke with DANIEL RADCLIFFE (Harry himself) late last year about how he thought producers were going to handle the filming of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS (the last and longest epic book in the series).

Of course, at that time no one knew that the book would be made into two films but, even then, RADCLIFFE seemed to know it would be inevitable:

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TIM BURTON directing ALICE IN WONDERLAND? JOHNNY DEPP as THE MAD HATTER? In 3-D?!?!?

If this story is accurate, we are soooooo there!

 

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DVD RELEASES 7/29/08

1 Aug 2008 Filed under: DVD

THE BAND’S VISIT (Sony Pictures  PG-13  $28.96) This completely charming and engaging story revolves around a group of Egyptian musicians who arrive in Israel to perform in concert. Everything that can go wrong, does. Movies may not be able to change the world but movies like this can make the world a more liveable place. 

 

THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE (Warner Home Video  NR  $27.98) O.K., let’s face it…this direct-to-video sequel is really pretty bad. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can admit that it’s a total guilty pleasure for anyone who remembers the original with nostalgic fondness. You might want to invite friends over for a ‘bad movies we love’ night. 

 

SHINE A LIGHT (Paramount  PG-13  $34.89) MARTIN SCORSESE’S absolutely brilliant documentary featuring THE ROLLING STONES in concert was definately better on the big screen. Adjust your eyes accordingly and enjoy.

 

 

WAR GAMES: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (MGM  PG  $14.96) Again with the ‘nostalgic guilty pleasures’ thing. Back in 1973, WAR GAMES was the answer to every geek’s prayers and in many ways it still is. MATTHEW BRODERICK uses what are now laughably ‘hi-tech’ methods to save the world. *sigh*…good times……..


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THAT’S A WRAP

1 Aug 2008 Filed under: MOVIE REVIEWS

MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (Universal Pictures  PG-13  113 Minutes)

I was always taught not to speak ill of the dead. Well, sometimes that’s just not an option:

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SOMETHING FOR THE STONERS

31 Jul 2008 Filed under: NEWS OF THE DAY

With their long-time feud now up in smoke, legendary comics CHEECH MARIN and TOMMY CHONG held a press conference at The Troubador in West Hollywood yesterday to announce that the iconic CHEECH & CHONG are reteaming for their first comedy tour in twenty-five years.

After mulling over such names as: The “What’s That Smell” Tour and the “Catch ‘Em Before They Croak” Tour, the duo settled on CHEECH AND CHONG: THE LIGHT UP AMERICA TOUR.

Both CHEECH and CHONG acknowledged that with the popularity of shows and movies like WEEDS, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and HAROLD & KUMAR the time is ripe for a revival of dope jokes.

TOMMY CHONG took the mic and explained what the tour means to him:

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The nascent acting career of CHRIS PINE has yielded little seen films like JUST MY LUCK and SMOKIN’ ACES but after landing the role of James Kirk in JJ ABRAMS’ re-imagining of STAR TREK, PINE’S star should rise exponentially. The crazy thing is that, although PINE is thankful for the part, STAR TREK was not exactly on his TV radar while growing up. The actor talked to HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK about STAR TREK, and he actually let a little “gold suit” slip into the conversation. Check out this clip:

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