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The new Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit a home run at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $27.3 million according to Film.com to easily take the top spot.
Easily because this weekend's other new release, "Scary Movie 5," hit a weak popup to short, bringing in just $15.2 million for a second place debut. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider the fact that "Scary Movie 4," which came out way back in 2006, earned $40.2 million in its opening weekend. How the mighty have fallen.
It will be interesting to see whether or not "42" can maintain its momentum once it goes up against stiffer competition: Tom Cruise's sci-fi epic "Oblivion" is set to hit theaters this Friday. Until then, though, head over to Film.com for a look at this weekend's box office top ten.
Greetings from the apocalypse! As you may have heard this past week we lost the big enchilada of film criticism, Roger Ebert. Neither as fanged as Pauline Kael nor a Peter Travers-style studio kiss-ass, Ebert's prose was both literate and fiercely proletariat, with modern film journalism positively maggoty with his influence. Yours truly is honoring his sensei by quoting him throughout this week's column, with a heartfelt tribute at the end. Get More »
Any sport at its best can serve as a motivational metaphor for life ... while any sport at its worst can still beat the Houston Astros. And then there's boxing, which is just two people literally beating each other up for money.
But with "42" (the story of Jackie Robinson's inspirational journey to integrate the major leagues) hitting theaters April 12, we thought we'd take a moment to pay tribute to the less celebrated sports films; the ones that teach us to never try and to always give up because life is just a string of disappointments sandwiched between birth and death. Get More »
With "42" opening this week, we here at NextMovie are reminded of how we used to collect packs of baseball cards and store them in shoeboxes. (People still do that, right?)
So here we proudly present our own line of movie baseball cards -- recreations of actual vintage card designs that highlight some of the baddest batters and hurlers from the big screen. Print 'em, trade 'em, put 'em on your wall. Bubblegum not included.
Chadwick Boseman in '42' (2013)
Hey there, slugger. Yeah, you. Ready to play in the big leagues?
Take yourself out to the ballgame by entering to win some sweet baseball swag in our "42" giveaway.“42” tells the story of two men — the great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford)—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. Catch "42" IN THEATERS APRIL 12!
Now, Major League Baseball may have retired Jackie Robinson's number, but that doesn't mean you can't sport the 42 yourself! Enter our giveaway and you could hit a home run with our grand prize package! And it isn't just some cheap sticker at the bottom of your cracker jack box. Get More »
Your mother always said that math would be important. You just didn't understand what she meant until now. Well, NextMovie is here to drive her point home. Can't decide which of April's dazzling new releases is for you? Fret not, faithful moviegoer! Whether you're in a "Trance" or aiming for "Oblivion" (or even a more lucid state) it all adds up. Read on to see NextMovie's April Movie Math, breaking down the month's new releases into simple arithmetic. Get More »
Secret studio test screenings are baller, midnight screenings sell out way in advance, but perhaps the most exclusive venue to catch a flick is a modest 40-seat theater built in what used to be a cloak room in some guy's house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.
The Family Theater in the East Wing of the White House plays host to a lot of movies, the Obamas being huge film buffs, but according to Variety the new Jackie Robinson biopic "42" has received special commendation from First Lady Michelle Obama. Get More »
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »
When it comes to sports icons, Jackie Robinson is pretty much at the top of the list. That's because Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, didn't just change sports, he changed American society. So does the brand new trailer for "42" do justice to the man who helped bring justice to our national pastime? Does it, to use a familiar sports cliche, hit a home run?
Hey, man, this is Jackie Robinson. The trailer steals home.
And it does it in style. Get More »
Sounds like the Jackie Robinson biopic that we told you about last week is getting ready to step up to the plate. The team behind "42" has apparently found its star with Chadwick Boseman, a young actor whose resumé mostly includes one-offs in TV shows like "Fringe" and "Justified."
However, Boseman's no stranger to playing sports legends onscreen. He appeared as running back Floyd "The Franchise" Little in "The Express," a movie about footballer Ernie Jones. Jones was another big breaker of the color barrier in that he was the first African-American to take home the Heisman. Get More »