The winner of this weekend’s box office was the Lionsgate horror flick The Possession, but it is hard to be enthusiastic about the film winning for the second week in a row. This is the first 3-day in a long while that featured no films breaking past $10 million, and that is signaling that Hollywood could be in store for a repeat of last fall’s horrendous box office performance. For the record, Possession only came up with $9.5 million.
Of course, week-to-week drop-offs are expected so eyes naturally flock to new arrivals. In the weekend’s case, it was The Words from directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Good enough for third place, the $6 million film made $5 million in its first few days of release. This was yet another low-budget offering starring Bradley Cooper taking direction from a friend (the other time being Dax Shepard’s Hit & Run,) and it is safe to say the actor might stick to teaming outside his circle for now on. While it may sound profitable, keep in mind that promotion adds several million to the production cost, making this not a home run. Continue Reading
Remember how last weekend’s box office results were so terrible? Well, Hollywood would consider that a boon compared to what they are seeing for this three-day period. Things kicked off very bleak on Friday with the reigning champion The Possession banking $2.9 million which was good enough to take home the ‘W.’ Lawless followed that with $1.8 million (once again at number two,) and it is not until the three hole that we see a new entrant. Continue Reading
This weekend will see the release of yet another Bradley Cooper movie, and this time the actor has put on his serious hat to plagiarize his way to stardom after striking out big with his own stuff. Taking direction from his longtime friend Brian Klugman, the film is set to hit theaters nationwide tomorrow, so the question now turns to ‘is it worth your time?’
Early reviews say clearly not as the plot fails live up to its source material. The critics are berating the directorial and writing tandem of Klugman and Sternthal for writing a nightmarish piece not so much grounded in reality. One person says this movie is for people who buy their novels from Starbucks. Ouch! Continue Reading
Bradley Cooper has yet another movie coming out soon called The Words, so he is ramping up promotion for the feature in which he stars alongside Jeremy Irons and Zooey Saldana. The film is from his friend Brian Klugman, so naturally working with friends (like he did on last week’s Hit & Run) was a topic of conversation as well as the actual movie which tackles plagiarism. For those of you uninterested by the constant plugging that takes place on the talk show circuit, The Hangover star makes it worth the view by showing off his Jeremy Irons impression. It needs work, but he almost has his co-star down. Continue Reading
There is a new trailer out for The Words tonight that is much more abbreviated than the previous one. Despite its shortened nature, it manages to show new footage and somewhat adjust what moviegoers might be thinking about this effort from directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Instead of highlighting the plagiarism-heavy plot, the newest trailer shines a light on its character-driven relationships. Continue Reading
The back-half of the year is loaded with Bradley Cooper movies. None of them are meant to be large scale blockbusters, but all of them look like winners in their own right.
One of the films is The Words brought to us by the directorial tandem of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Essentially, the movie focuses on Bradley Cooper’s character who is a struggling writer that craves recognition. When presented with the opportunity of stealing another person’s work, he does just that and receives just what he desired enabling the film to focus on a game of moral entrapment.
Bradley Cooper has been hard at work upping his street cred in the drama department ever since he broke out in 2009′s The Hangover. The actor’s latest picture comes in the form of The Words under the direction of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal who also wrote this film as well as TRON: Legacy. Continue Reading
Olivia Wilde has signed on to star alongside Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) in a dramatic thriller called The Words which centers around Cooper’s role as a plagiarist writer which ultimately comes back to bite him in the end. Continue Reading