The studio estimates are out for the weekend box office results, we have ourselves a temporary tie. David Ayer’s End of Watch and the Jennifer Lawrence horror film House at the End of the Street each found an estimated $13 million, giving no film claim to the throne of number one just yet. More precise data will be available tomorrow afternoon, at which point we might even have a dark horse winner in the Clint Eastwood-starrer Trouble with the Curve seeing how it is currently pegged at $12.7 million.
More drama lies with the abysmal debut of Dredd 3D from Lionsgate. The Pete Travis-directed film found only $6.3 million in its first three days of release which is terrible to say the least. This action flick cost $50 million to produce, suggesting a lot of money will be lost on this one. Odds are the foreign box office will not be able to save the film from true obscurity because someone decided it would be wise to go ahead with the global juggernaut Resident Evil 5 which generally goes for the same R-rated, gun violence-driven audience. Continue Reading
This weekend’s box office report appears tremendously weak to say the least. Despite the arrival of four new films in addition to an expansion for The Master, the top ten as a whole look like a miserable failure as none of Hollywood’s latest is going to come close to the $20 million mark.
Friday’s results have House at the End of the Street battling it out for first with End of Watch and Trouble with the Curve. The initial winner looks to be House at the End of the Street by less than a 1% margin over the Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer with $4.64 million versus $4.60 million. Trouble with the Curve only mustered a third place $4.2 million which is below what studios predicted going into release. Continue Reading
Trouble with the Curve debuted nationwide today, and despite mediocre reviews the movie is expected to fare well at the box office. Aided by a flurry of ads on television and the four-year return of Clint Eastwood, there is a perhaps a bit more interest than there normally would be for another baseball movie only one-year out from the Oscar-worthy Moneyball. There are two new featurettes out today with the cast talking about their characters including Clint Eastwood who has some words about Timberlake’s turn to acting. Continue Reading
Tomorrow marks the entry of four new movies into theaters and one of them happens to be the first feature starring Clint Eastwood in four years, so it is worth checking out the reviews. Anyone watching the roll-out over the past few days has seen some very high marks from critics, but unfortunately the Robert Lorenz-directed effort seems to be sliding as release nears. Currently at 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is considered a near-disaster as acting is the only thing A-grade about this one. Continue Reading
Justin Timberlake was on The Tonight Show last night. The pop singer-turned-actor is out promoting his new film Trouble with the Curve in which he stars alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. His character in this one is that of a former baseball prospect who is now a scout that happens to be wooing Eastwood’s daughter (Adams.) Aside from that, the tone is very old-timey which is validated by Timberlake’s words in the appearance on Tuesday’s show.
Other topics of conversation included Timberlake’s role as ambassador of the Ryder’s Cup golf tournament and his fiance, Jessica Biel. Also mentioned was an interesting bit of trivia: Eastwood and Timberlake played golf every weekend while filming Trouble with the Curve hence why mum’s the word on the icon’s infamous chair speech. Continue Reading
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood was on Ellen this week to promote his new film Trouble with the Curve. The film is receiving fairly high marks and features the talents of Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams in supporting roles, so that might be one to look out for at the box office; however, that was not exactly the allure of the appearance. It was more so a draw because we wanted to hear Eastwood on a national talk show discuss his reaction to ‘the chair speech’ which has drawn so much attention.
The self-professed libertarian did not disappoint as he talked a little politics on the program. It is a bit interesting to hear his opinions because it does not seem like he at all cares about the current Republican platform and certainly should not have spoken in the first place. It seems odd that a man of so much indifference would get a primetime slot at the convention. Hit the jump and hear for yourself how on the fence Clint sounds. Continue Reading
Actress Amy Adams has two small films coming out this month: Trouble with the Curve and The Master. She continued her press tour last night as she took to Jimmy Fallon to primarily plug the latter of the two which is often dubbed ‘the scientology movie.’ Adams also mentioned Trouble with the Curve briefly as the nationwide release that has her alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake is expected to be the better performing of the two. Continue Reading
Amy Adams took to Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote her next nationwide release. Under the title Trouble with the Curve, the baseball movie has the actress starring alongside both Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. She did not have anything to say about Clint’s appearance at the RNC, but she did cap things off by discussing her role opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jaoquin Phoenix in the critically-acclaimed film The Master. Continue Reading
Check out these four new television promos that Warner Bros. just put out for Trouble with the Curve. The primary difference from the trailer is that less of a focus is put on the Amy Adams-Justin Timberlake relationship at the moment suggesting market research is showing the Eastwood could prove to be a bigger draw than the pop singer-turned-actor. That may be a bit surprising until you realize that Robert Lorenz’s film is a baseball movie and the sport does a lot better with the older demographic. Presumably, the safe advertising choice is during ballgames thus the correlation.
Each promo highlights the A-plot which is that Clint Eastwood is scouting someone with his daughter and his job as a high-profile baseball scout is on the line. They also have the star muttering a few good quotes: ”What are you guys staring at? I’m not a pole dancer,” and “My garage is starting to shrink.” Continue Reading
America is about to sit through yet another baseball movie this fall. No, it is not a sequel to Moneyball, but it does star Clint Eastwood who is taking a backseat for once from the director’s chair (the first time since 1993′s In the Line of Fire actually) as Robert Lorenz has behind-the-camera duty for this picture. The movie centers around Eastwood’s character who is a baseball scout that takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip.
The trailer seems to showcase a Gran Torino-like vibe from its star, yet it is toned down enough for us to not call it ‘the same character.’ Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake add a romantic element to the mix that does not look like it fits the story they are trying to tell, but then again I just saw In Time again on HBO the other night and right now anything with Timberlake looks incredibly awkward to me. We will see how it turns out in a month and a half. Continue Reading
And Justin Timberlake’s acting career just keeps on rolling. Deadline is reporting tonight that the pop singer will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Robert Lorenz-directed Trouble with the Curve. The movie is a baseball scouting movie and JT’s role will be that of a rival scout to Eastwood who brings his daughter (Adams) with him on a scouting trip. Guess who falls in love with who. Look for this one to hit theaters in September.
This is just the latest addition to Timberlake’s growing IMDB profile which includes last year’s Friends with Benefits, Bad Teacher, and In Time (pictured above) as well as 2013′s Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen brothers.