New DVD and Blu-ray Releases - August 2012

by Britt Hayes July 16, 2012 @ 4:00 PM
Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal
August has a wealth of titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray, from family-friendly titles like 'The Lorax' and 'The Hunger Games,' to darker, critically acclaimed adult fare like 'The Raid,' 'Kill List' and 'Headhunters.' Read on for this month's home video release dates.

'Battleship' Achieves Victory Over Knock-Off 'American Battleship'

by Damon Houx May 31, 2012 @ 10:59 PM
When you look at the artwork above, you might think "Hmm, is that from the recent movie 'Battleship'?" And that's exactly what Asylum Entertainment wanted you to think. The company often produces low-budget knock-offs of upcoming Hollywood properties (along with cheap horror and skin flicks). But to make matters easier for consumers, Universal sued them to change the name of their film 'American Battleship.' And Universal won.

What Can History Tell Us About 'Battleship 2?'

by Christopher Campbell May 21, 2012 @ 12:31 PM
Universal Pictures
Two movies opened over the weekend that co-star Brooklyn Decker and are based on unlikely source material, but while ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ offers nothing interesting ‘Battleship’ offers tons of things to consider between all the explosions and jingoist naval porn. It's actually disappointing that more moviegoers in the U.S. aren’t appreciating it.
Seriously, the emptier the narrative, the easier it is for the mind to wander, and the plot of ‘Battleship’ is as vacant as a “mothball fleet” of unused military vessels. So we contemplated the possible (though now unlikely) sequel that could occur given the setup provided by Peter Berg’s alien invasion movie.

Oscar Watch: Rihanna's 'Battleship' Dialogue, All In One Post

by Sean O'Connell May 21, 2012 @ 9:17 AM
Universal Pictures
Think you have what it takes to be the star of a major summer blockbuster? Repeat after me. "I don’t know." "Weird, man." "What?" "Yo, hey!" Now you too can be on your way to blockbuster stardom!
These are just a few of the lines pop superstar Rihanna had to recite for her role in ‘Battleship,’ Universal’s board-game-to-big-screen blockbuster that, well...let’s just say underperformed at the box office in its opening weekend.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Avengers' Sinks 'Battleship'

by Jacob Hall May 20, 2012 @ 2:08 PM
'Battleship' was supposed to be the film that nudged 'The Avengers' out of the number one spot at the box office, but instead you can just go ahead and insert your own "You sank my battleship!" joke here. 'The Avengers' didn't cling to the top spot for the third week in a row, it dominated the top spot for the third week in a row, taking in another $55 million for a grand domestic total of $457 million.

Liam Neeson Snappin' Necks and Cashin' Checks in First 'Taken 2' Pics

by Mike Sampson May 17, 2012 @ 8:20 AM
20th Century Fox
Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills. Skills that have transformed this actor, once known for his dramatic, Oscar-nominated work, into an action star. Just in the past few years he's starred in 'Taken,' 'Clash of the Titans,' 'A-Team,' 'Unknown' and this Friday's 'Battleship.' And now he's got his own action franchise as 'Taken 2' is set to hit theaters later this year. Let's take a first look...

'Friday Night Lights' Star Jesse Plemons Coming to 'Breaking Bad'

by Hilary Rothing May 16, 2012 @ 4:15 PM
Universal Pictures
The Dylan Panther's own Landry Clarke is headed to New Mexico's meth country. 'Friday Night Lights' star, Jesse Plemons, who recently joined fellow 'FNL' alum, Taylor Kitsch in series creator, Peter Berg's big-budget board game flick, 'Battleship' is set to appear in the fifth and final season of AMC's 'Breaking Bad.' Though sadly, Crucifictorious won't be playing one of Jesse Pinkman's house parties.