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PIRANHA 3D PRODUCER BITES BACK

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Avatar director James Cameron’s comments in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine that movies like Piranha 3D “cheapen” the 3D medium have brought an angry response from the horror film’s producer, Mark Canton. In a statement distributed to reporters on Tuesday, the producer remarked that Cameron’s “comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those […]

WEINSTEINS PLANNING SEQUEL TO PIRANHA 3D

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Weinstein Co., never inclined to admit defeat, said Monday that it is going ahead with plans to produce a sequel to Piranha 3D, which opened this weekend with just $10.1 million. Producer Mark Canton said in a statement: “It’s fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can’t […]

THE EXPENDABLES IS NOT EXPENDABLE

August 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sylvester Stallone, arguably the comeback champ of all time, has done it again. The Expendables, which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in, easily won the box-office crown for the second week in a row, holding off five new challengers. The film earned an estimated $16.5 million, well ahead of second-place finisher, Vampires Suck, which sucked […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PIRANHA 3D

August 21, 2010 by · 7 Comments 

(Updated) Ordinarily a studio either decides to screen a horror film for the critics — or, more usually, it does not. But The Weinstein Co. took a different tack with Piranha 3D: It screened the movie to a selected group of mostly Internet critics who it presumably felt would likely assess the film as a […]

STALLONE LIKELY TO WHIP FIVE NEW CHALLENGERS

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Five new films — count ’em, five! — are scheduled to debut in wide release this weekend, but many box-office forecasters are predicting that last week’s winner, The Expendables, starring Sylvester Stallone, will retain its crown. They figure that the film should bring in $15-18 million in its second weekend, down from $34.8 million for […]