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Box Office: 'Lone Survivor' Outguns The Competition To Take Top Slot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2014 12:31 PM
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Lone Survivor
Here's a lesson Hollywood might want to consider: Peter Berg's "Battleship" cost over $200 million and took $25 million on its opening weekend. By contrast, the tough adult war thriller "Lone Survivor" cost $40 million, and almost made up its budget this weekend earning $38 million and taking the number one slot. Just sayin' ...

Review: 'The Legend Of Hercules' Is Director Renny Harlin At His Dullest And Most Derivative

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 10, 2014 10:06 AM
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The Legend Of Hercules
Last year, a pair of movies involving the White House being taken over by terrorists was released into theaters nationwide; one was a fairly cheap B-movie while the other was a sturdier, mainstream affair. This year, we're getting two movies about Hercules, the mythological strongman who was the son of a god and a mortal woman. As always, the cheap one is opening first, as to not position itself as a quickie knockoff. And while there's a very big chance that "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," out this summer, could be a major bummer, it's hard to imagine anything being worse than this week's repellant 3D wasteland "The Legend of Hercules," a movie so ugly and woeful that you'll wish you had superhuman strength to pluck your own eyeballs out of your head.

Watch: Trailer For Low-Rent 'Hercules: The Legend Begins' Starring Kellan Lutz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 13, 2013 9:53 AM
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Hercules: The Legend Begins Kellan Lutz
What do you get when you combine "300" + "Immortals" + "Gladiator" + Kellan Lutz + a very meager budget? Well, you get "Hercules: The Legend Begins," and the results aren't pretty.

Brett Ratner & The Rock Get Competition As Renny Harlin Signs To Direct Rival 'Hercules' Movie In 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2013 11:41 AM
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There was a point about two decades ago when Renny Harlin threatened to become the next James Cameron. Harlin, the most/only famous person to come out of Finland, started out on the "Nightmare On Elm Street" franchise before having back-to-back action smashes with "Die Hard 2" and "Cliffhanger." With his A-list movie star wife, Geena Davis, he set up two big-budget action films that promised to cement him as one of the biggest directors world, one the revival of a genre that had mostly been forgotten by Hollywood, the other the most expensive spec sale in history.

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