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2009-01-02 08:00:00

GROTON, Mass., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Will Smith has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2008 in Quigley Publishing Company's 77th Annual Poll and is the second black American to win, since Sidney Poitier was first in 1968. Smith, who starred in "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds" in 2008, placed second to Johnny Depp last year. This is Will Smith's eighth appearance in the Quigley Poll since 1997, when he came in fourth. The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual...

2008-11-07 12:00:12

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. says he wasn't in on the decision to replace his "Iron Man" co-star Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle in the sequel. Howard, who has starred in "Hustle & Flow,""The Brave One" and "August Rush," played Jim Rhodes, the man who would eventually become superhero War Machine, in the first installment of the "Iron Man" franchise. Cheadle has starred in "Ocean's Eleven" and its two sequels, as well as "Hotel Rwanda,""Talk to Me" and "Reign Over Me." Howard...

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2008-10-29 12:25:00

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play Tony Stark in two "Iron Man" sequels, as well as in the superhero ensemble film "The Avengers." The Hollywood Reporter said Downey signed a four-picture deal with Marvel Studios that retroactively includes the 2008 blockbuster "Iron Man" in addition to two "IM" sequels and "The Avengers." Jon Favreau, who directed "Iron Man" and is helming its first followup, is to executive produce "The Avengers," the entertainment industry trade...

2008-10-23 18:00:16

The producers of "The Soloist" have announced the big-screen drama will not be opening the upcoming American Film Institute film festival as planned. Paramount Pictures recently moved the release date of the Jamie Foxx-Robert Downey Jr. movie from Nov. 21 to March 13, 2009. Although the film was slated to screen on the first night of the AFI movie series Oct. 30, Variety.com said Paramount, DreamWorks and Participant Media issued a statement late Wednesday announcing: "Due to the change...

2008-10-17 12:05:00

Hollywood's Paramount Pictures has delayed the theatrical release dates of two high-profile films -- "The Soloist" and "Defiance." The Los Angeles Times said the release date of "The Soloist," starring Jamie Foxx as a homeless violin player and Robert Downey Jr. as a journalist who discovers and writes about him, has been pushed back from Thanksgiving week to March 13, eliminating it from the 2008 awards season competition. The release date for the World War II movie "Defiance" starring...

2008-10-13 09:00:30

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, has announced the results of an October survey of nearly 3,000 filmgoers, who ranked their top Halloween costume inspirations from movies released in 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) "The Joker", as immortalized by the late Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight", took the top spot for the most popular men's costume inspired by a 2008 movie, with Christian Bale's...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

The first, and one of the biggest, of the summer blockbusters, Iron Man (Paramount, $29.99 single disc; $39.99 two-disc DVD and Blu- ray) promises to generate the same excitement on home video. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific as the all-too-human conflicted genius inventor-playboy with a weak heart who builds himself an invincible Rocket Man-style suit to fight injustice. This is a snazzy, surprisingly funny, roaringly exciting action movie in which Downey becomes a sort of cross between...

2008-10-02 15:00:37

British actor Jude Law has signed on to play Dr. John Watson in the upcoming movie "Sherlock Holmes," director Guy Ritchie said at a London news conference. Robert Downey Jr. is to play the titular sleuth in the film, which also is to co-star Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly and which is to open in theaters next October. Law is best known for his roles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley,""Alfie" and "Cold Mountain." Ritchie's credits include "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

"IRON MAN" Marvel/Paramount, $39.99, with featurettes and deleted and extended scenes, available Tuesday. Grade: B+ "Iron Man" kicked off this summer of superheroes, and the two- disc set available Tuesday does the Marvel property proud. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, feckless billionaire turned hero in a flying tin can, fighting the forces of evil one of his own employees in an even bigger metal suit amid some great special effects. The people are well cast as well. Gwyneth...

2008-09-27 15:00:22

The new Hollywood movie "Last Chance Harvey," starring actor Dustin Hoffman, will be released earlier than planned to potentially win an Oscar, a studio says. Overture Films said based on early reviews of the comedy-drama, which also stars actress Emma Thompson, it is shifting the release date from Jan. 23 to the upcoming holiday season, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The early release means "Harvey" and its popular leads will potentially be eligible for consideration for the...


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