Posts tagged "Mama"

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

Three big genre releases hit theaters this weekend, including two horror films and one action-packed throwback to the ass-kicking films of the 1980’s. Going up against last week’s box-office winner, Hansel and Gretel, we’ve got the ghosts of Georgia, an emo zombie on a journal of self-discovery and Sly Stallone as an aging, axe-wielding hitman.
By: / February 1, 2013

‘Warm Bodies’ vs. ‘Hansel and Gretel': Box Office Battle (POLL)

Demon-hunting siblings Hansel and Gretel took down the Wicked Witch of the weekend box-office, putting Mama in the corner despite some handsome second-week earnings. This week, however, the tough-as-nails twins are challenged by an emo zombie rom-com and a Bullet to the Head. Can the touchy-feely zombies avoid the death-blow of an axe-wielding Sylvester Stallone,…
By: / January 31, 2013

Jeremy Renner’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $19M

Jeremy Renner’s got another number one movie to his name. Some five months after the release of The Bourne Legacy, the actor’s new film Hansel and Gretel: With Hunters topped the weekend box office with $19 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. The film beat out last week’…
By: Peggy Truong / January 27, 2013

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks

Thanks to not just recent awards ceremonies but nominations for ones that are upcoming, movies like Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook have experienced an impressive bounce in their box office revenue. That said, new-release films are more than holding their own with moviegoers, thanks to effective counterprogramming, not to mention the unexpected surprise…
By: / January 25, 2013

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ vs. ‘Parker': Box Office Battle (POLL)

A badass criminal and two witch-hunting siblings are set to challenge one very pissed-off ghost mom for the box office crown. This weekend's Box Office Battle finds last weekend's champ, Jessica Chastain's horror film Mama, duking it out with new releases Parker and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. It might be slim pickings at the multiplex this weekend,…
By: Phil Pirrello / January 24, 2013

Jessica Chastain’s ‘Mama’ Tops Box Office With $28.1M

Jessica Chastain beat herself at the box office this weekend. Her new thriller, Mama, grossed more than $28 million over the weekend to take top spot at the box office, and it’s far from being done as Martin Luther King day approaches. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Guillermo del Toro…
By: Peggy Truong / January 20, 2013

Jessica Chastain Says Her Oscar Nomination Started a ‘Bittersweet Birthday’

Two years ago, you would be forgiven if you’d never heard of Jessica Chastain. But after a breakout year in 2011, in which she starred in no less than seven critically acclaimed movies and garnered an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Celia Foote in The Help, Chastain has cast an indelible mark…
By: Phil Pirrello / January 19, 2013

From Oscar Glory to ‘Gigli': 7 Stars Whose Careers Crashed After Winning Awards (PHOTOS)

A Bond girl. A hunter of man-sized sewer bugs. The lead in Boat Trip. These are just some of the less-than-expected roles actors have taken on following their brush with Oscar. This week, Jessica Chastain stars in Mama, a horror movie from a first-time director produced by genre luminary Guillermo del Toro. Although…
By: Phil Pirrello / January 18, 2013

‘Mama': Jessica Chastain Carries This Chilling Ghost Story (MOVIE REVIEW)

After her breakthrough portrayal last year as the saintly mother in The Tree Of Life, Jessica Chastain found herself inundated with screenplays offering similar roles. A contrarian by nature, she refused to be typecast, taking a starring role in Andres Muschietti’s Mama, an uneven ghost story that relies heavily on cliche but feature…
By: Jordan Riefe / January 18, 2013

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

Big wins during awards season always buoys interest in films that audiences might otherwise miss -- and the combination of the Oscar nominations last Thursday and the Golden Globes ceremony last Sunday was no  exception: Silver Linings Playbook saw a massive spike in ticket sales thanks to Jennifer Lawrence's Best Actress nomination and…
By: Todd Gilchrist / January 18, 2013

‘Mama': How Scary is Jessica Chastain’s New Horror Movie?

Mama won’t just scare you, it will f!@k you up for life. That’s what the critics are saying about the new horror film from producer Guillermo Del Toro. January is traditionally one of the worst months for fans in search of good movies, especially in the horror genre. But Mama, starring Zero Dark Thirty’…
By: Phil Pirrello / January 17, 2013

‘The Last Stand’ vs. ‘Zero Dark Thirty': Box Office Battle (POLL)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg and a really pissed-off ghost mom are vying for your box office attention this weekend. The Last Stand, Broken City and the new horror film, Mama, are eager to dethrone last week's champ, Zero Dark Thirty. That's three new releases entering a marketplace full of Awards contenders and holiday holdovers - so…
By: Phil Pirrello / January 17, 2013