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Box Office: 'Ride Along' Keeps Rolling In Top Spot While 'I, Frankenstein' Croaks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2014 1:12 PM
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So, guess who really likes Kevin Hart? America. For the second weekend in a row, "Ride Along" took the top spot at the box office. This is a big win for Universal, with the $25 million comedy already crossing $75 million, and looking very comfortably at $100 million in the distance. How long until a sequel is greenlit?

Review: 'I, Frankenstein' Starring Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski & Bill Nighy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 25, 2014 11:26 AM
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I, Frankenstein
Over the years, Frankenstein's monster, originally brought to vivid life in the pages of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel "Frankenstein," has been many things—a hulking brute, a tortured poet, a comic foil, a Marvel superhero. But in Stuart Beattie's colorless new sci-fi mishmash, "I, Frankenstein," the creature created by the mad scientist Victor Frankenstein is blandly recast as a biblical savior, tasked to even the playing field in an eternal struggle between (would you believe) hellish demons and stoic gargoyles (yes, gargoyles), with Earth hanging precariously in the balance. Or something. For all of "I, Frankenstein"'s wooshy visual effects and sexy brooding (not to mention its overtly convoluted plot), it's hard to find much of a pulse.

The 10 Least Dire January Releases Of The Last 10 Years

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 22, 2014 2:00 PM
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This week sees the release of "I, Frankenstein," and if ever there was a definition of a January movie, it's "I, Frankenstein." Once-promising actor reduced to action-movie paychecks en route to some kind of TV series? Check. Terrible CGI? Check. "Underworld"-aping plotline pitting mythological beasties against each other? Check. Barely screening for the press? Check.

Watch: Aaron Eckhart Says 'I, Frankenstein' In First Trailer For New Version Of The Classic Monster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 1:05 PM
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I, Frankenstein
Next year finds a few classic movie monsters getting a fresh coat of paint. Warner Bros. will stomp around with their new take on "Godzilla," Universal is unveiling "Dracula Untold," and kicking it all off is Lionsgate with "I, Frankenstein." And we'll say this, it's definitely not the same dude with the bolts in his neck, wearing a tattered jacket.

Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Will Pump You Up Next Spring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 5:11 PM
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This is what you call the exception to the rule. While we just wrote that Paramount has basically waved goodbye to original ideas, everyone will point to Michael Bay's upcoming "Pain and Gain" and cry foul. But here's the thing -- this is basically a one for me/one for them gig to keep Bay happy and let him knock out something that doesn't involve robots before he goes and directs "Transformers 4" and makes the studio a kajillion dollars. Anyway, long story short, "Pain and Gain" has a release date and it's coming for you next spring.

'Spartacus' Star Jai Courtney Lands Role As John McClane's Son In 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 3:20 PM
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Well, the decision has been made and despite meeting with a handful of young character actor types like Ben Foster, Aaron Paul and Paul Dano, Bruce Willis and Fox have opted to go the hardbody route, selecting "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" star Jai Courtney to play John McClane's son in "A Good Day To Die Hard."

'Chuck' Star Yvonne Strahovski Will Stitch Up Aaron Eckhart's Heart In 'I, Frankenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 9:43 AM
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We have to admit, we had to look up to see if the NBC comedy "Chuck" was still on (for the record, it is). Anyway, it looks like one of the stars, Yvonne Strahovski, is making the big screen leap having taken a mostly thankless role in the mostly thankless "The Killer Elite," and now signing on to stitch together Aaron Eckhart's heart. Let us explain.

Bill Nighy Zeroes In On Villain Role In 'I, Frankenstein'

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 16, 2011 10:41 AM
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