Chihuahas bite the weekend in the US

When it was revealed that Disney was making a movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua from the director of Big Momma’s House and Scooby-Doo, the movie world took a collective stand of disgust, but Disney sure knows what the people wants, and what they want is apparently to see chihuahuas talk on the big screen, making that movie the most successful of the weekend by far. The only other new release to make the top five was Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, at number three. The other five big new releases more or less flopped, but none less than the comedy How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, which came in nineteenth place. Last week’s winner Eagle Eye slipped into second, while the fourth and fifth spots were filled with the romance Nights In Rodanthe and the western Appaloosa respectively. Another big winner which deserves a mention is the Anne Hathaway starrer Rachel Getting Married, which averaged nearly 32600 dollars per screen while showing in only nine cinemas.

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Yogi Bear going to the big screen

Following in the footsteps of Scooby-Doo and Alvin And The Chipmunks, everyone’s favorite picnic stealing park animal, Yogi Bear is now headed to the big screen courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures. Just like in those films, Yogi will be a CGI character in a live-action setting.

I was never a big fan of the original cartoon which ran in 1961 and I found watching the episode above quite an unfunny experience. Still I wasn’t a big fan of the Scooby-Doo cartoons either but the movie was surprisingly entertaining (the first one that is). What do you think of a Yogi Bear movie?


So, what exactly IS going on with those Ninja Turtles?

About a week ago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman stated the possibility of a new live action movie that would reboot the franchise on the big screen, despite TMNT‘s success. Just a few days later, current comic book writer Stephen Murphy called the story complete bull (more on that here). Now Peter Laird, the other co-creator chimes in to say that yes a new film is in the works, yes it’d be cool if Steve Barron, the first film’s director, came back and yes it will be live action, sort of.

The turtles themselves, and some of the villains (hopefully not Shredder) will be computer generated in the proposed film, while the locations and human characters will be real. Kind of like Garfield, or Scooby-Doo, get it? So there you have it, sound like it could potentially be awesome to me. Everyone’s favorite pizza-loving turtles deserve a comeback!