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Wednesday
Aug032011

USA Network Acquires TV Rights to 30+ Films

Heidi Gutman/USA Network(LOS ANGELES) -- The USA Network has acquired television rights to more than 30 films from its sister film studio Universal Pictures, including Bridesmaids, Fast Five, Little Fockers and The Adjustment Bureau, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

All four films are set to premiere on USA in 2013.

Modern Family will also make its USA debut in 2013, and NCIS: LA will make its network debut this fall.

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Sunday
May152011

'Thor' Remains Atop Box Office for Second Week

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- The film Thor continued its reign at the top of the box office for the second straight week, tallying $34.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

Bridesmaids had to settle for second place grossing a total of $24.4 million.

Fast Five ($19.5 million), Priest ($14.5 million) and Rio ($8 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
May082011

'Thor' Tops Box Office in Opening Weekend

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The film Thor pulled in $66 million in its opening weekend, making it king of weekend box office.

Fast Five, in its second week on the silver screen, came in second in the box office race, with ticket sales totaling $32.5 million.

Jumping the Broom ($13.7 million), Something Borrowed ($13.2 million) and Rio ($8.2 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
May012011

'Fast Five' Outruns Box Office Competition

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Fast Five proved too fast for the rest of the competition at the box office over the weekend. The fifth installment of the Fast and Furious movie series pulled in $83.6 million in its opening weekend to top box office sales.

Coming in a distant second was the animated film Rio, which garnered $14.4 million from movie patrons.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family ($10.1 million), Water for Elephants ($9.1 million) and Prom ($5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Friday
Apr292011

'Fast Five,' 'Prom,' 'Hoodwinked' Sequel Among New Films Opening Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Fast Five: The fifth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise and the first since 2009 has Paul Walker's ex-cop, Brian, again teaming with Vin Diesel's ex-con, Dom.  They plan a new heist in South America while being pursued by a federal agent, played by Dwayne Johnson.  Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Prom: In this Disney comedy, various high school students prepare for the big dance.  Friday Night Lights actress Aimee Teegarden stars.  Rated PG.

-- Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil: With the help of some fairy-tale friends, Red Riding Hood investigates the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.  Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close and Patrick Warburton lend their voices to the animated sequel, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Dylan Dog: Dead of Night: Brandon Routh plays the titular private investigator, whose clients are zombies, vampires and werewolves.  The horror/comedy flick is based on a popular comic.  Rated PG-13.

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Thursday
Apr282011

Movie Review: 'Fast Five'

AbleStock/Thinksto(NEW YORK) -- It's best to approach Fast Five as science fiction or sci-fi fantasy. Otherwise, it's hard to accept the gravity defying, reality defying, good-storytelling-defying antics of the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Better yet, perhaps it's best to think of it as car-racing porn, because like porn, the plot doesn't really matter.
 
Improbable car theft from a speeding train? CHECK.
Improbable survival after driving a car off of a cliff into a river? CHECK.
Improbable theft of a vault from a police station? CHECK.
Improbable science and transfer of information to aid that theft? CHECK.
Improbable life circumstances of every character in order to neatly fit the improbable plot? CHECK.
Improbable butt-kicking of The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, by a bloated Vin Diesel? CHECK.
Improbable enjoyment of a film that is unapologetically stupid? CHECK!
 
Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.

Three and a half out of five stars.

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