In these economic hard times, Disney is returning to their base — the fans. Outside of cyberspace, the number one place film fans congregate is Comic-Con each year in San Diego. So I’m not surprised to see Disney growing their presence at the event this year.
Alas, I’m no where near San Diego this time of year. So if you’re going I’d love to hear what you’re most looking forward to.
Race to Witch Mountain found its target at the box office this weekend bringing in the number one spot for Walt Disney Pictures with $25 million. This was also the second largest opening for a film with Dwayne Johnson at the lead (Scorpion King did… Read More »Race To Witch Mountain finds its target
From Dark Horizons we learn that Pirates Of The Caribbean co-scribe Terry Rossio has denied the veracity of all the rumors about the fourth edition of the series. On his official blog Rossio says, “none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including… Read More »POTC4 Rumors just that says Scribe Rossio
Beverly Hills Chihuahua’s pint sized stars racked up another victory at the box office coming in first over two usually big named box office stars. BHC earned $17.5 million over the weekend, taking its 10-day haul to $52.5 million. The new terrorism thriller “Body of… Read More »Diminutive Disney Dogs have Big Box Office Bit
“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” barks onto the scene tomorrow to declare an early lead on the Best Dog In A Motion Picture Academy Award. No, it’s not the next Eddie Murphy return vehicle, instead it purports to be a cute story of love, loss and rescue between two diminutive and overly pampered dogs who happen to believe they’re descendant from gods. Well, not exactly, but you get the picture.
The film features the voices of George Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, Plácido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Luis Guzman, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, and actors Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona, Eugenio Derbez and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Critics have not been kind to “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” Rotten Tomatoes has it pegged at 67%. But some have reported that a warm hearted story and a lack of the typical dog jokes make BHC better than the average dog comedy. So that says something.
If you live in the Los Angeles area you can catch a special engagement of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre. From October 3rd through the 16th each screening will feature a LIVE stage appearance by the film’s dog stars, “Papi” and “Chloe,” .
The film screens daily at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:40 pm. Tickets are available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), on line at www.elcaptitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.
As recently as February 2007 Ben Barnes was your typical struggling actor trying to make his way in London’s theatre district. Then Walt Disney Pictures cast him in the title role of the second film in their Narnia series and Barnes will forever be known… Read More »Ben Barnes is Prince Caspian
This is more of an adult trailer with more of an emphasis on action and effects. For Prince Caspian to be a hit at the box office, it will need to attract more than just the ‘family film’ crowd. In fact, if I had a… Read More »New Prince Caspian Trailer