Posts by Lane Brown

  • Box Office Recap: Breaking Dawn Beats The Muppets Again

    With zero new films in wide release, this weekend was won (again) by Breaking Dawn, fast on its way to earning all of the world’s money. Below, your Top Five movies. 1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (weekend: $16.9 million; total: $247.3 million) Jesus, Twilight fans. Enough! Topping the box office for the third […]

  • Watch the Rehearsals for The Karate Kid

    The Internet redeemed itself a little this week with the discovery of this amazing footage from the set of 1984’s The Karate Kid. Prior to shooting, director John G. Avildsen filmed all rehearsals on a handheld camera so the actors could watch themselves. At some point that footage was cut together into a rough draft […]

  • Box Office Recap: Breaking Dawn’s Leftovers Beat The Muppets

    The box-office slump continues as not even vampires, Muppets, and a 3-D kids’ movie about film preservation could prevent a 12 percent drop in grosses from last year’s five-day Thanksgiving weekend. Below, your Top Five movies. 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 (weekend: $62.3 million; total: $221.3 million) Teenage America saved money […]

  • Box Office Recap: Breaking Dawn Performs a Vampire C-Section on Moviegoers’ Wallets

    You knew Twilight was going to earn boatloads this weekend. But how did films not starring vampires do? Terrible. Below, your Top Five movies. 1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (weekend: $139.5 million) Breaking Dawn couldn’t quite top the Twilight franchise’s previous biggest debut (New Moon opened to $142.8 million in 2009), but […]

  • Box Office Preview: Breaking Dawn to Maybe Break Harry Potter’s Records

    It’s Friday and Hollywood has disgorged another batch of movies into multiplexes. Which will reign supreme and why? Below, our predictions for the Top 5 films at this weekend’s box office. 1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Critics say it’s terrible, but that won’t matter to the fanatical, unshowered hordes who’ve been camped […]

  • Mirror Mirror Trailer: Because You Demanded Another Snow White Movie

    Woof! Last night we got our first look at Mirror Mirror, one of two highly unanticipated 2012 Snow White movies, and not since the trailer for Jack and Jill has the Internet pooped on anything with such righteous fury. While Snow White and the Huntsman is selling itself as a deadly serious Nolan-esque fantasy eyesore, […]

  • YouTube Hall of Fame: Kid Nation

    Yesterday, NBC released its mid-season schedule on which the charming, abysmally rated Community is nowhere to be found. The network says the show will return, but it’s unclear when or for how long (presumably none of this bodes well for a fourth season). While we await official word, this week’s YouTube Hall of Fame remembers […]

  • NBC Announces a Community-less Mid-Season Schedule

    NBC just announced its winter schedule and and the good news is that 30 Rock is back on it. There’s bad news, though: Rock will air on Thursdays at 8 p.m., displacing the fan-beloved but ratings-deficient Community, which is no longer on the Peacock’s lineup. The network tells Vulture that Community is being put “on […]

  • Matthew Weiner on His Beef With Alex Trebek, and How Mad Men Will End

    Just because Matthew Weiner has a new $30 million deal and an armload of Emmys doesn’t mean he can’t carry a few grudges, too. On Friday night the Mad Men creator stopped by Largo in Los Angeles for a discussion with Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garlin. With no particular agenda, the talk was a free-flowing […]

  • The Men Who Camped Out for Twilight: A Photo Essay

    Last week, in anticipation of tonight’s premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, fans of the franchise erected a tent city outside of Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, just across the street from Grantland HQ. Who would give up a week’s worth of work or school, sleep, and indoor plumbing just to watch […]

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