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Box-Office: 'The Lego Movie' Takes The #1 Slot For Third Week Running

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  • February 23, 2014 1:10 PM
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The Lego Movie
Play on, indeed. As expected, the universally beloved “The Lego Movie” dominated the box office again, taking the number one spot for the third week in a row. Only dropping 36.9% from its second week, Warner Bros.' animated juggernaut took in a healthy $31.4 million over the weekend with its domestic total now at $183.1 million. The movie has grossed $234 million worldwide so far and presumably will keep ascending, but internationally, ‘Lego’ isn't quite as gigantic of a draw.

Review: Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' Starring Kit Harington & Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 9:43 AM
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Pompeii
With a reported budget somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 to $100 million dollars, there is no doubt where the money went in "Pompeii," the ancient Italian city laid to no uncertain waste in Paul W.S. Anderson's film. When you plunk down your $12, you will get the destruction you promised. But it's too bad it's such a repetitive, unengaging, glaringly digital experience and worse than that, you'll have to sit through the disaster that is the rest of movie, a turgid gladiator drama, with acting so wooden, we'd wager that the script co-credited to "Downton Abbey" scribe Julian Fellowes (who we can only imagine saw his draft thoroughly rewritten by the other three writers on this into something more pedestrian) is good for kindling. Lots of things burn in "Pompeii," but nothing resembling drama, tension, excitement or entertainment.

Watch: 4 Fiery And Brawny Clips From 'Pompeii' Starring Kit Harington & Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 4:49 PM
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Pompeii
'Tis the season for shirtless bronzed dudes running and yelling, in olden times, as CGI effects fill the screen. Last month, Kellan Lutz beefed up "The Legend Of Hercules," next month Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton will shout a lot in "300: Rise Of An Empire" and this month, cinematic auteur Paul W.S. Anderson brings us the volcanic "Pompeii."

Watch: Super Bowl Spots For 'Monuments Men' & 'Pompeii'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 10:36 AM
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The Monuments Men
Super Bowl Sunday, a smorgasbord of sport and commercials where lots of money gets on the field to try and win the Big Game, all while trying to sell you stuff in between plays. And so the ads keep coming, with Sony Pictures—who reserved most of their budget for the big "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" spot that's coming—dropping a couple of quick ads for their February releases, "Monuments Men" (review here) and "Pompeii."

Watch: 'Pompeii' Burns In New Trailer For Paul W.S. Anderson's Latest Starring Kit Harington & Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 3:55 PM
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If you like dudes and ladies in olden times yelling, facing peril, and speaking gravely, then 2014 will be your year. Two "Hercules" movies are on the way, along with "300: Rise Of An Empire" and, in case you forgot, auteur Paul W.S. Anderson's "Pompeii."

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' Blows....Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 8:35 PM
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Guys, it's the trailer for the new film by Paul Anderson! . . . No, not that one. Instead, it's the auteur behind a couple "Resident Evil" movies, "The Three Musketeers" and "Death Race," and he's back once again. And this time, he's getting volcanic. Literally.

Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' Will Erupt In Theaters On February 28, 2014

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 10, 2013 1:48 PM
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While he may not be as beloved as that other Paul Anderson, shlock-auteur Paul W.S. Anderson has never been hurting for work. His latest effort, the period-disaster 3D film “Pompeii” has seen a flurry of casting additions and it now has a release date smack dab in the middle of the early-year dumping ground.

Kiefer Sutherland Climbs 'Pompeii,' Rufus Sewell Flexes For 'Hercules,' Michael Angarano Feels 'Heat' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 21, 2013 11:50 AM
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In today’s casting round-up, we have news on films from the other Paul Anderson, a documentary filmmaker’s move into fiction, and something that will likely involve a lot of body oil...

Duh: Milla Jovovich & Paul W.S. Anderson Back For 'Resident Evil 6'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 14, 2013 11:33 AM
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Well, it was hinted at a few weeks back, but it’s official now: Paul W.S. Anderson will be directing “Resident Evil 6.” In fact, when it comes to the next "Resident Evil" movie, everything appears to be business as usual. Anderson will be back, his wife Milla Jovovich will be back, it will be released in the month of September (September 12th, 2014, to be exact), just like every other "Resident Evil" movie except the first one

'Sucker Punch' Star Emily Browning Climbs Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii'

  • By India Ross
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  • February 26, 2013 6:05 PM
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What a difference a “W.S.” makes. From the sublimely gifted to the ridiculously not-so, Andersons Paul Thomas and Paul W.S. share little beyond twinned SEO credentials (fortuitous for W.S., less so for Thomas) and the memory of being picked on at the top of the school register. Having last delivered us the aptly masterful “The Master,” and “Resident Evil: Retribution” (retribution, presumably, for its unwitting audience) respectively, news of a forthcoming Anderson picture could spell delight or “dear God, no” for film fans. Regrettably, this story concerns the latter, lesser, Anderson.

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