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Karen Posada

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2012/10/01 at 12:00am

‘Hotel Transylvania’ tops the box office

10.1.2012 | By |

'Hotel Transylvania' tops the box office

The Adam Sandler/Selena Gomez family film ‘Hotel Transylvania’ premiered at number one with $43 million dollars. The film about Dracula and his 118-year-old daughter, which takes place in a resort for monsters, certainly had a lot of pull at the box office and brought in great numbers for Sony.

One of the best sci-fi thrillers of the year ‘Looper’ came in at number two with $21.2 million dollars. This mind-twisting storyline represented by class A actors such as Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, might jump to number one with some help from those that have seen it.

Last week’s number one ‘End of Watch’ falls to the third spot with $8 million dollars. It’s surprising that this cop thriller has fallen so quickly from the top given all the high praise it has received, however it has been able to earn past its’ production cost.   

The Top 10 Movies in the Box Office are:

1. Hotel Transylvania – $43 mil

2. Looper – $21.2 mil

3. End of Watch – $8 mil

4. Trouble with the Curve – $7.5 mil

5. House at the End of the Street – $7.2 mil

6. Pitch Perfect – $5.2 mil

7. Finding Nemo 3D – $4.1 mil

8. Resident Evil: Retribution -$3 mil

9. The Master – $2.7 mil

10. Wont Back Down -$2.7 mil

Karen Posada

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2012/09/26 at 12:00am

Hotel Transylvania (Movie Review)

09.26.2012 | By |

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania’ is like a kid that’s had too much sugar, since most of the beginning is all over the place, but when it finally settles down it’s somewhat enjoyable. The movie comes just in time before Halloween; giving us a comical glimpse as to what these famous monsters lives would be like in a real world if they existed. There are not many laugh out loud moments, but the story of an overprotective parent that needs to learn to let go along with goofy family members as monsters help keep you interested. If you are able to get past the hyper information overload beginning, then you can sit back and explore the world of Dracula and his monstrous family.

Dracula (Adam Sandler) has created a five star resort where monsters can go relax safely away from humans. All his friends and family such as Frankenstein (Kevin James) his wife Eunice (Fran Drescher), the invisible Man (David Spade), Murray the mummy (CeeLo Green) and Wayne the werewolf (Steve Buscemi);come together for his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. Dracula knows how to handle a full house but when a human named Jonathan (Andy Samberg) stumbles into the hotel and gets Mavis’ attention, this is a crisis that will be hard for overbearing Dracula to handle.

I saw the movie in 3D, which offered very few scenes that would make the extra bucks worth it. The film has a lot of moments when it really goes out of context and it seems to have lost concentration in the storyline, such as a moment where the main two characters are playing a game of table surfing, which becomes like a video game. Unfortunately, Mavis is really just a secondary character although Gomez is the one that connects the two worlds in the story.

Russian director Genndy Tartakovsky has been involved in kids shows such as ‘The Powerpuff Girls’, ‘Dexter’ and ‘Star Wars Clone Wars’, this versatility is shown here, but not to its full potential. The kids will surely enjoy the array of colorful characters to choose from, funnily enough Samberg’s character is the coolest as he’s able to get monsters interested in the human world and his endless travels and curiosity. Sandler’s character is a puzzle that comes together as the film progresses and he offers the most sensitivity by delivering the film’s most valuable lesson: learning to let go.

This film has a lot of creativity, which gives it a lot of potential that perhaps wasn’t used entirely. The focus of the movie falls in between the cracks more than once, it is only at the end where it all comes into focus in a dramatic way. This definitely isn’t one of the best family films of the year, but if you’ve already seen the latest like ‘Finding Nemo 3D’ and ‘ParaNorman’ and still want to go to the movies this isn’t a terrible choice.

Jack Rico

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2012/08/12 at 12:00am

New Selena Gomez character poster in ‘Hotel Transylvania’

08.12.2012 | By |

New Selena Gomez character poster in 'Hotel Transylvania'

Mexican American actress/singer Selena Gomez lends her voice to Columbia Pictures new animated family comedy in ‘Hotel Transylvania‘ and now the studio has unveiled her new character poster. Check it out below along with others from the cast.

If you still don’t know anything about the movie here’s the official synopsis on the movie: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday.  For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Gomez plays the teen daughter of Dracula who is antsy to have her freedom and be an adult, but makes matters worse when she develops a crush with a human.

We had a chance to see 20 minutes of the movie several months ago at at an exclusive private screening with director Genndy Tartakovsky – who will now be directing the new Popeye – and it delivered the laughs and gags. The comedy is for kids, but adults will be able to enjoy it as well.

Hotel Transylvania is released on September 28th in the US.

Selena Gomez in Hotel Transylvania

Karen Posada

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2012/06/22 at 12:00am

‘Hotel Transylvania’ new trailer with Selena Gomez

06.22.2012 | By |

The new animated film by director Genndy Tartakovsky ‘Hotel Transylvania’ starts Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez.

Synopsis: Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday.  For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Read More

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