After surprising us on Friday with its first-place debut, Think Like A Man has surprised again with its estimated $33 million haul from 2,015 locations. That is the best per-screen average of the week (wide releases) and it nearly doubles expectations for the comedy. In second place, The Lucky One earned a solid $22.8 million and then there’s The Hunger Games… not sick of hearing about that one yet, are you?
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The first trailer for In Our Nature has been released in advance of the March 10 premiere at SXSW. The indie drama features two of our favorite actors from two of the best dramas of the last decade in Mad Men‘s John Slattery and Friday Night Lights‘ Zach Gilford, starring alongside Jena Malone and Gabrielle Union. Plus, the premise is believable and fraught with potential: Gilford takes his girlfriend (Malone) up to the family country house for a romantic weekend, but runs into his estranged father (Slattery), who shows up with his own young girlfriend (Union). From there, the trailer fails to separate itself from the pack of indie dramas about troubled families that precede In Our Nature. (Pretty sure there’s a scene where the two young leads scream their troubles away.) But trailers typically don’t accomplish that even if the film does, so I remain hopeful for the feature debut of writer/director Brian Salverson.
Hit the jump for the trailer and a few screencaps.
The film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man has new names attached to star alongside Kevin Hart. According to Deadline, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, and Gabrielle Union are all now signed to the comedy project which sees Hart as a “relationship expert” who dishes out advice on love whilst struggling with his own failing marriage. (Move over Agony Aunts, Uncles are stepping up.) Unlike the long winded book title, the film is named simply, Think Like A Man and, as we reported last month, will be helmed by Fantastic Four director Tim Story and produced by Will Packer (Takers). Friends with Benefits writers Keith Merryman & David A. Newman have penned the script. Hit the jump for the synopsis of the book.
Whenever normal people hear the phrase “science fiction,” they run for the hills and never look back. I am not one of those people, so it was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to see an advanced screening of the pilot for ABC’s new series FlashForward at the Arclight in Hollywood, followed by a Q & A with the producers and much of the cast.
Like the brilliant Lost and Battlestar Galactica before it, FlashForward is not your typical sci-fi and it should appeal to geeks and normal’s alike. The makers of this show understand that it’s human drama and not cool visuals that make for compelling science fiction. Set your phasers on fun and read more after the jump!
I got sucked into this series during reruns of the first season. Could not turn away. Sure it’s a procedural and we’ve all seen dozens of these, but there was something about this particular version that caught my attention and held it. I’m gonna try to explain what the special ingredient is, so just bear with me…
This is the pitch for this series… You’ve got to imagine the show creator, Rand Ravich sitting in a room filled with stone faced executives and saying, “You know ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, an innocent man thrown into jail where he is forgotten for 20 years? When he returns to his home after his escape, he does so in the guise of a wealthy man now vowing revenge against all those responsible for his years in jail. Great story, right? Now imagine that character as a detective in Los Angeles, fighting crime with a sexy, sexy female partner…more after the jump: