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Jack Rico


2013/10/09 at 5:37pm

“Musts, Maybes, And Nevers”: Former Paramount President Writes Book On Truth Of Movie Industry

10.9.2013 | By |

I usually don’t have much time to read books. My literature is mostly composed from films, documentaries, newspapers, radio, podcasts, web journals, but not hundred paged books. In the case of “Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies” by David V. Picker, I conceded victory to him for engaging me from the preface. Read More

Karen Posada


2012/04/23 at 12:00am

‘Think Like a Man’ takes the #1 spot at the box office!

04.23.2012 | By |

'Think Like a Man' takes the #1 spot at the box office!

We begin the week with an incredible surprise! ‘Think Like a Man’ premiered in the number one spot, finally taking ‘The Hunger Games’ out of the spot it occupied for four consecutive weeks. This comedy not only makes you die laughing, but it has done the impossible taking the first place with $33 million dollars.

‘The Lucky One’ took second place in the box office with $22.8 million dollars. This romantic movie with Zac Effron is not very entertaining, but it seems like the public decided that it was time to change the look of the box office.

‘The Hunger Games’ took third place with $14.5 million dollars. Although it still holds a prestigious place, the hard fall is surprising from first to third place. It was thought that only ‘The Avengers’ was going to be able to take its place.


The Top 10 Movies in the Box Office are:

1.Think Like a Man – $33 mil

2. The Lucky One – $22.8 mil

3. The Hunger Games – $14.5 mil

4. Chimpanzee – $10.2 mil

5. The Three Stooges – $9.2 mil

6. The Cabin in the Woods – $7.8 mil

7. American Reunion – $5.2 mil

8. Titanic 3D – $5 mil

9. 21 Jump Street – $4.6 mil

10. Mirror, Mirror – $4.1 mil


Karen Posada


2012/04/16 at 12:00am

‘The Hunger Games’ is #1 for the fourth straight week!

04.16.2012 | By |

'The Hunger Games' is #1 for the fourth straight week!

‘The Hunger Games’ continues owning the box office; no one can take its place. It added an extra $21.5 million dollars to the jackpot it has already collected. Perhaps the only movie that will be able to take its’ spot will be ‘The Avengers’, which premieres in a couple of weeks.

‘The Three Stooges’ took ‘American Reunion’’s spot, which fell to fourth place, with $17.1 million dollars. Critics have said that the remake of the stooges is worth seeing and the box office clearly shows it.

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ a perfect film for Friday the 13th, came in third place with $14.9 million dollars. This comic-horror movie is a breath of fresh air for a genre that seems to be falling flat more than not.



The Top 10 movies at the box office are:

1. The Hunger Games – $21.5 mil

2. The Three Stooges – $17.1 mil

3. The Cabin in the Woods – $14.9 mil

4. Titanic 3D – $11.6 mil

5. American Reunion –  $10.7 mil

6. Mirror, Mirror – $7 mil

7. Wrath of the Titans – $6.9 mil

8. 21 Jump Street – $6.8 mil

9. Lockout – $6.3 mil

10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $3 mil

Mack Chico


2012/03/12 at 12:00am

‘Flim-Flam Man’: a new film by Alejandro Iñárritu?

03.12.2012 | By |

'Flim-Flam Man': a new film by Alejandro Iñárritu?

We have not heard anything from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu after his grim drama ‘Biutiful‘ starring Javier Bardem, whose film recibión two Oscar nominations 2010 for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor respectively.

So that man doing? Last year there was talk that was going to direct The Revenant with Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio, but that was in the air.

Now Variety reports that Iñárritu is interested in adapting Jennifer Vogel‘s memoir Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life. Supposedly New Regency will be the study distributor, but none of this is official. We will be open on this to see how it moves the peanuts in the coming months. Could we see Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem in the film?

Karen Posada


2011/12/18 at 12:00am

3 questions with ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

12.18.2011 | By |

3 questions with 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

The main actors of the amazing phenomenon ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, Daniel Craig (AKA Mr. James Bond) and Rooney Mara gave us an exclusive behind the scenes of what it was like to be involved in this project and how they prepared to become the characters that have been followed by 65 million plus readers of the trilogy world-wide. There’s so much pressure coming from different angles from the readers and from the fans of the Swedish version of the film and it’s understandable since this is a story that has captivated so many, but Craig and Mara have such easy going confident personalities that it’s easy to understand why they were chosen for the roles. (SBC): How did you prepare for the roles of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander and what kind of pressure did you feel?

Daniel Craig (DC): The more you read the more prepared [you are] and the better chances you have during the day. Steve Zaillian (Screenwriter/Executive producer) wrote great words, so it’s all there and all you are trying to do in rehearsal is just tweak and make sense of it and make sure it ties up, make sure you know where you are when you get to it because we didn’t shoot one thing in sequence. We shot the end of the movie first; like you always do…I did what I wanted to do. The most important thing for me, was to make his character as real and believable as possible and obviously is another person I play and I deal with it in a different way, not that I kind of was ever thinking about that but you put the reality in it. You get shot at and you run away screaming, like anybody else would. That’s what the key is; it’s that easy. The [more] you think about what other people think about in the industry the less original you can be; you can’t go into a project thinking: “How would those people like it?” You just gotta get on and be reason minded about it, you can’t please everybody. 

Rooney Mara (RM): David Fincher (Director) told the casting director to let me know before I went down the long road of auditioning that If I were to get the part I would have to: become a smoker, have to go off and live by myself for a year, I would have to be butt naked, I would have to do a rape scene and I would have to ride a motorcycle; which was the least thing I was excited to do [because] it just seemed dangerous. There was a lot of rehearsal, me and David read the script a few times just the two of us together and all of us sat around quite a lot and went through the script and talk the scenes through with Steven Zaillian. We started shooting in Stockholm, just doing the exterior so, it sort of felt like we had three months to really rehearse before we went back to LA and shot sort of the meat of the movie.  To be honest, I didn’t really think much about what other people imagined them to be (meaning the characters), I used what I imagined her to be and I read all three books and I had a really clear picture of who this girl was and luckily David’s idea was pretty similar.   

SBC: Daniel, what can you tell us about your character and the relationship he has with the female lead?

DC: What I love about this character and the relationship he was with Salander…he’s not out to prove that he’s a man, he’s a guy [and] he doesn’t have to go around beating his chest and he’s very happy to fall into this sort of relationship where she’s literally wearing the trousers. [They have] have an age difference and she falls for him but she’s not supposed to. It has a lot to do with honesty and trust. They shouldn’t have a relationship, they shouldn’t really meet in life, they come from different social classes but Salander doesn’t trust anybody and there are very few people in her life that are straight with her and he is. She’s broken the law, she’s hacked into his life and he walks in and says: “ok forget that. I think you are great and I’d like to work with you”. [he] doesn’t walk away.

SBC: Rooney, What do you think about your bi-sexual character and the fashion trend she’s set? Seeing that H&M has a ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ clothing line out in stores now.

RM: Growing up in NY and LA it didn’t seem that crazy to have a bisexual character, she’s incredibly comfortable with her sexuality and I wanted to do it the same. It didn’t faze me, I didn’t really think about it too much. I think the clothes featured in H&M is more Salander, I wouldn’t call her a fashion icon, but you know the H&M look has nothing to do with me personally. [There wasn’t much] I could do with the costume after shots, the hair was stuck to my head and the eyebrows remained bleached and the piercings that I got that were real obviously stayed in. I expected people to treat me much differently. But, it didn’t really happen, the biggest change I noticed is that when you sort of look slightly off in that way, people sort of pay less attention to you and their expectations of you are lowered and I didn’t mind that; I actually enjoyed it.

Karen Posada


2011/12/14 at 12:00am

Steven Spielberg: In-depth interview about ‘Tintin’

12.14.2011 | By | had the amazing opportunity to listen to Steven Spielberg as he talked about his new 3D movie ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ during the press conference. This is the story of a journalist invented by Hergé, a Belgian comic writer that created endless adventures of the boy reporter from 1929-1983. This was a story in the making for 20 years, Spielberg told us how that came about and what we should expect from it.  Read More

Jack Rico


2011/09/08 at 12:00am

Keira Knightley, Jude Law to star in ‘Anna Karenina’

09.8.2011 | By |

Keira Knightley, Jude Law to star in 'Anna Karenina'

Joe Wright will direct the epic romance Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The Working Title Films production will commence filming in the U.K. and Russia this month. Focus Features will distribute the movie domestically, and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the movie internationally, in the second half of 2012.
Anna Karenina marks Mr. Wright’s third Working Title movie with Focus and UPI, following the award-winning boxoffice successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. Also for Working Title and UPI, he directed The Soloist; also for Focus, he most recently directed the hit adventure thriller Hanna.
Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing Anna Karenina with Paul Webster; the three were Academy Award nominees as the producers of Mr. Wright’s Best Picture-nominated Atonement. Also with Focus, Mr. Webster was a Golden Globe Award nominee as producer of Eastern Promises.
Keira Knightley, Academy Award-nominated for Pride & Prejudice, will star as Anna Karenina in her third collaboration with Mr. Wright. Ms. Knightley will be starring opposite two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law, as Anna’s husband Aleksei Karenin; and Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy), as Count Vronsky. Rounding out the cast will be Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Alicia Vikander (The Seventh Son), two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson, Olivia Williams (Hanna), and Ruth Wilson (Luther).
Also reteaming with Mr. Wright on Anna Karenina are Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli, twice-Academy Award-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Durran, and three-time Academy Award-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood. The cinematographer will be Academy Award winner Philippe Rousselot. Melanie Ann Oliver (Focus’ Jane Eyre) will edit the feature. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will be the choreographer on the movie.
The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
Focus Features CEO James Schamus said, “Joe Wright is a master filmmaker, and with Tom Stoppard’s brilliant screenplay this Anna Karenina will be full of both pageantry and emotion. To realize Joe’s vision, we have the perfect producing partners in Working Title and Paul Webster, whose acumen is unsurpassed. With Keira Knightley playing this iconic role and a splendid cast supporting her, today’s moviegoers will be drawn to this powerful story.”
Mr. Bevan commented, “Everyone at Working Title is proud to affirm a longtime collaboration with Joe Wright through this, our fourth picture together. That we are able to re-convene cast and crew from Pride & Prejudice and Atonement makes it all the more exciting. We anticipate that this will be a defining screen version of Anna Karenina.”

Jack Rico


2011/02/09 at 12:00am

Alexa and Wilmer talk ‘From Prada to Nada’

02.9.2011 | By |

Alexa and Wilmer talk 'From Prada to Nada'

From Prada to Nada,’ the first film from Pantalion, has the objective of creating films for the Hispanic American moviegoer. Colombian actress Alexa Vega and Venezuelan actor Wilmer Valderrama talk about the project and their own futures as Hispanic actors.

Jack Rico


2010/08/09 at 12:00am

My chat with a ‘Pretty Woman’: Julia Roberts

08.9.2010 | By |

My chat with a 'Pretty Woman': Julia Roberts

When you have a smile like that then you must be none other than Julia Roberts. I sat down with the EAT PRAY LOVE star to talk amongst many things, porn, yes porn, and what she thinks happiness really is.

Jack Rico


2009/02/17 at 12:00am

12 never before seen images from ‘Watchmen’!

02.17.2009 | By |

12 never before seen images from 'Watchmen'!

We just got our hands on 12 images from the new ‘Watchmen Portrait’ book that was released a week ago. The movie’s official photographer, Clay Enos took these black-and-white portraits of the individuals working on the production. From the lead heroes to supporting characters, extras in the crowd and the crew who put the film together.

We bought the book and it makes for a pretty good collector’s item and film memorabilia. From what we hear, Enos, combined the aesthetic gravitas of Richard Avedon’s In The American West series with the unsung heroics of Michael Disfarmer’s work, to subtly pair the images across double page spreads like Rorschach ink blots and providing a unique look into the world of Watchmen.

The movie ‘Watchmen’ will be in theaters and IMAX 03.06.09, and just in case you want to check out Clay’s website click here:

The pics are below. Enjoy them and check out our Watchmen film page which has SO MUCH MORE images on ‘Watchmen’.













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