Angels and Demons

“The Lost Symbol” has the best chance of being a great movie out of its already-adapted group of novels for several reasons. The most obvious is that it’s got far more action than Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code combined. The result of that action is a drastic reduction in exposition – the second most obvious positive trait the book has going for it. Now, Sony wants the author himself to play script doctor for The Lost Symbol film. It’s not a bad idea, but it’s a wild card. Brown is a great writer in the way that Louis L’Amour is a great writer. He’ll never go down in history as being deeper than a casket full of water, but he entertains far better than most. Whether his florid writing can translate to the tight-as-a-drum medium of screenplays is anybody’s guess, but his inclusion in the script process means the film either just lost or intensified its potential to be a threequel that far outshines its two predecessors. [THR]

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A Dan Brown novel adaptation just got a serious pedigree at the pen.

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With the holiday spirit among us, it’s time to reflect upon religion. And what better way to think about religion than by watching a movie about terrorism, murder and antimatter in the Vatican.

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Another week, another round of dollars to be spent here on This Week in Blu-ray. And just like last week, there are a few movies worth buying.

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Angels and Demons is the somewhat anticipated follow-up to The DaVinci Code, and by almost every measure the new film is superior. Better action, more entertaining, shorter hair… and yet it still manages to be one of the most ridiculous movies of the year.

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Well, it is not very often that I am bang-on with predictions, but that’s what happened this weekend. $48 million is the haul for Angels and Demons — definitely not a blockbuster in the USA.

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FSR sex columnist Bethany Perryman and resident Devil’s Advocate Josh Radde debate whether or not two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks still has it.

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There’s only one new wide release this weekend, Angels and Demons, and the big question we all have is whether or not it will come close to doing as well as its predecessor movie, The Da Vinci Code, which was also based on the hugely successful novel by Dan Brown and opened to $77 million.

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Welcome to the much-awaited special Reject Report Summer Box Office Preview, where we take a look at what may go down at the box office this summer with your favorite movies! Who will be the summer box office champ: Star Trek? Wolverine? Transformers 2? Harry Potter?

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Today’s Early Edition may not be as early as it normally is, but it is still morning in California — and since much of our readership is out there on the West Coast, I’m not ready to title-swap to “Not-So-Early Edition” just yet.

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Angels and Demons

Remember The Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard’s first adaptation of a Dan Brown novel? It was boring. Long, slow and downright boring. Angels & Demons however, appears to be anything but.

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It is now Monday afternoon, time to wrap up our coverage of last night’s Superbowl advertising extravaganza. With an unprecedented amount of movie-related ads, this year’s Superbowl left the heads of many cinejournos spinning well into the late evening hours.

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Angels and Demons

The official site for the new Ron Howard film, Angels and Demons, has premiered a new teaser and the most notable thing about it is the improvement in Tom Hanks’ hair style.

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The Vatican has banned Angels & Demons from filming in any church in the City of Rome on the charge that it is an “offense against God” and “wounds common religious feelings.” We wonder how God let them know He was offended.

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Angels & Demons moving along nicely after writers strike. Hanks and Howard return with more adventures of Dr. Robert Langdon: Harvard symbologist by day, terrorism fighter by night.

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Ewan McGregor Joins Angels and Demons Cast

Ewan McGregor is joining Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code prequel/sequel Angels and Demons. With a much better storyline, this Hanks/McGregor combo could prove to be better than the first flick.

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The prequel to the hugely successful and highly controversial DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, has been put on production hold due to, you’ve guessed it, the WGA strike.

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After the great commercial success of The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons announced to hit theaters in December of 2008. According to /Film, production is set to start in February of 2008.

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