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Sunday
Jan162011

'Green Hornet' Stings Box Office Competition

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) – The Green Hornet, a superhero comedy starring and co-written by Seth Rogen, took the top spot at the box office this weekend, raking in $34 million, according to early estimates.

In a distant second was the debut of the Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. It reportedly pulled in $17.4 million.

Rounding out the top five were True Grit, The King's Speech, and Black Swan.

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Friday
Jan142011

'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* The Green Hornet -- The masked hero that debuted on radio in the 1930s and had his own TV show in the 1960s comes to the big screen, courtesy of star Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay.  With the help of his sidekick Kato, Rogen's Britt Reid becomes a vigilante known as the Green Hornet after the death of his famous father.  Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Tom Wilkinson also star in the PG-13 rated flick.

* The Dilemma -- Vince Vaughn is Ronny, who suspects that the wife of his best friend Nick, played by Kevin James, may be cheating on his pal.  He struggles to come up with a way to break the bad news to his pal.  Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah also star in this Ron Howard-directed comedy.  The film is rated PG-13.

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Sunday
Oct312010

No 'Dilemma' Here: Ron Howard Defends Gay Joke

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Filmmaker Ron Howard has come out in defense of his decision to keep a joke that has been deemed offensive by pundits and a gay rights group in his new movie The Dilemma.

Howard, who directed The Dilemma, defended the joke's inclusion in a note released Friday. The derogatory gag's inclusion in the film's trailer caused an uproar when it was released earlier this month. The controversy prompted the studio, Universal, to remove the line from the trailer.

In the trailer, a character portrayed by Vince Vaughn says: "Electric cars are gay. I mean, not 'homosexual' gay but 'my parents are chaperoning the dance gay.'"

"The Dilemma is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids," Howard said in the note. "It's true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate. I believe in sensitivity but not censorship.”

CNN's Anderson Cooper and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) spoke out against the film's trailer in the wake of the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after being bullied for being gay. Both Cooper and GLAAD objected to the use of the word "gay," calling it an unnecessary slur against homosexuals.

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Friday
Oct152010

Vince Vaughn Speaks About Controversy Over Movie Trailer

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Vince Vaughn is the latest celebrity to take a stand against bullying, though it comes just a week after a theatrical trailer for his new film received criticism for containing what many people deemed to be an insensitive remark regarding homosexuality. 

The original trailer for The Dilemma was pulled from theaters after CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation complained about a scene in which Vaughn's character tells a group of people, "Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay."

In a statement released to Deadline.com, Vaughn said, "Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be.  Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.  Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us.  Most importantly, where does it stop?"

The Dilemma, directed by Ron Howard, focuses on a man who finds out his best friend's wife is having an affair.

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