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Sunday
Jun122011

'Super 8' has Super Opening, Tops Box Office

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Super 8 proved to indeed be super over the weekend, as it captured the top spot at the box office.

The film, which was directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, opened to an estimated gross of $37 million, knocking X-Men: First Class into second spot, with the latter raking in $25 million in its second week.

The Hangover Part II ($18.5 million), Kung Fu Panda 2 ($16.6 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($10.8 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun052011

'X-Men: First Class' Finishes First at Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) -- X-Men: First Class triumphed over its competition at the box office in its opening weekend. The Fox film was the top ticket seller, raking in $56 million, according to studio estimates.

Following in second place in the box office tally, was The Hangover Part II, which grossed $32.4 million in its second week.

Kung Fu Panda 2 ($24.3 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($18 million) and Bridesmaids ($12.1 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Thursday
May262011

Movie Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Ablestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Just because Po (voice of Jack Black) is the revered dragon warrior doesn’t mean he's changed. In fact, now he has the furious five (Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and David Cross) to facilitate his gluttonous panda-sized appetite, encouraging him to stuff 40 dumplings in his mouth at a time.

For better or for worse, Po has rubbed off on the legendary kung fu heroes and it may or may not compromise their biggest challenge yet. Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) still has an important lesson for Po -- the ability to find inner peace.  But before Shifu can impart his wisdom, a threat to kung fu and China emerges in the form of a peacock named Lord Shen (voiced by Gary Oldman). Something about Shen sparks a desire within Po to find out where he came from -- and what he discovers might just move you to tears.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is so good we're confident it will get an Oscar nod for best animated feature. Funny, moving and as enjoyable for the adults as it is for the kids.

Four and a half out of five stars.
 
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Thursday
May262011

'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'The Hangover Part II' Open Thursday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In anticipation of the Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood releases two sure-fire blockbusters on Thursday.

Here's a closer look:

-- Kung Fu Panda 2: The sequel to the hit 2008 animated film sees the return of cast members Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen.  In their latest adventure, Black's kung fu panda, Po, faces off against an evil peacock, voiced by Gary Oldman.  Rated PG.

-- The Hangover Part II: In the first film, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms played three guys who party hard in Las Vegas with their soon-to-be married pal, black out and lose the groom.  Not much changes in the sequel, except this time around they're in Thailand to celebrate the impending wedding of Helms' character.  Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong also return.  Rated R.

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