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Will Smith Opens Up About The Worst Film He's Ever Made

2/14/2015 2:00pm EST
Will Smith
Will Smith has opened up about his 2013 flop "After Earth," calling the project a "painful failure." During an interview with Esquire, the actor, 46, says one of the worst parts was that his son Jaden, now 16, was also involved in the box office bomb. "That was excruciating," he said.

The film centers on a father and son who are stranded on a post-apocalyptic earth. The film earned three Razzie Awards, including one for worst screen combo. Critics slammed the film, which made $60.5 million at the box office after costing approximately $130 million to make.

"What I learned from that failur...

The Ten Worst Movies Of 2013

12/24/2013 12:00pm EST
What makes a bad film? Factors such as poor ticket sales, bad acting, lousy scripts, and negative reviews. And if you've never even heard of the movie, than you know it's really bad.

Some of these films actually had decent box office results, but that doesn't mean they were good films. It just means a bunch of people got suckered into watching movies they thought would be entertaining but ended up being lousy.

"Getaway" (above) starred Selena Gomez, one of today's hottest young female singers and actresses. But her star power couldn't save the film.

The movie centered on Brent (Ethan Haw...

Following 'After Earth' Flop, Will Smith Is Done Making Blockbusters

6/6/2013 11:25am EDT
Will Smith
Will Smith has lost his love for making blockbusters after his father-son feature After Earth flopped in theaters and received devastating reviews.

Smith said in an interview with Digital Spy that the nature of After Earth required it to be a blockbuster, but now Smith is ready to work on more "artistic" films. He says, "It's been an absolute necessity that the movie be a blockbuster, but I think I'm going to start moving out of that and finding more danger in my artistic choices."

Smith has appeared in blockbusters almost exclusively for over a decade, starring in films such as I, Robot,...

'Fast & Furious 6' Tops Box Office For Second Straight Week, Will Smith's 'After Earth' Opens With Weak Sales

6/3/2013 2:12pm EDT
Fast & Furious 6
After a record box office take over Memorial Day weekend, Fast & Furious 6 has held off competition from Will Smith's sci-fi futurist tale After Earth to retain the top spot at the weekend box office.

The film pulled in another $34.5 million after opening with $120 million in ticket sales over the holiday weekend, while "After Earth" opened to a disappointing $27 million, slightly behind illusionist heist drama Now You See Me ($28.1 million), which also debuted this week.

"After Earth, which stars Smith and son Jaden and cost $130 million to produce (before marketing costs), was expected ...

The 'After Earth' Inside Scoop

6/1/2013 7:38am EDT
After Earth
In the new movie "After Earth", a crash landing leaves father and son team Will and Jaden Smith stuck on the planet a thousand years after humans were forced to flee Earth. I got the opportunity to talk to co-screenwriter of "After Earth", Gary Whitta, who also wrote the post-apocalyptic smash hit "The Book of Eli". Whitta gave me the lowdown on his new project, "The film is set in the future after humankind has been forced to basically evacuate planet Earth. The premise is that at some point in the future, we finally reach the point as a human species where we've done so much damage to the...

The Morning Roundup: Miley & Liam Still Together, 'After Earth' Review, Grumpy Cat Gets A Movie

5/31/2013 10:34am EDT
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have not ended their relationship, despite numerous rumors to the contrary earlier this week. The singer took to her Twitter page on Thursday and posted an image of herself wearing what appears to be a wedding gown. She left no comment and let the image speak for itself. The message? Most likely, don't believe everything in the press. Miley has been very busy of late working on her new album and a new music video; and the couple has been staying out of the headlines lately. (story)

Despite a 13% rotten rating on Rotten's 'Tomatometer,' the new Wi...

Review: 'After Earth' A Fun Ride Into Hostile Territory

5/31/2013 8:30am EDT
After Earth
Every son, whether consciously or unconsciously, wants to impress his dad and wants to gain his father's respect. In the year 222 AE (after earth), after a series of cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave earth and settle on Nova Prime, that concept still holds true.

Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) wants desperately to be a Ranger like his dad, General Cypher Raige, (Will Smith). Cypher is not only a Ranger but he's a super Ranger having saved the humans of Nova Prime from the planet's fiercest alien threats - the Skrel and their nasty monster creations known as the Ursa.

But that doesn't ...

Matt Damon Suits Up To Save The Earth In 'Elysium' - Watch The Trailer

4/10/2013 11:15am EDT
From the director of 'District 9' comes 'Elysium,' another futuristic tale of the feud between two separate societies. The story follows Max Coburn (played by Matt Damon), who for reasons unknown needs to go to 'Elysium,' a futuristic paradise in space.

The movie shares some things in common with "District 9" - high society completely distanced from the masses, with the plebeians living in squalor on Earth (which has completely fallen into disrepair) and the aristocracy living on Elysium - an enormous utopian society created on a ring in space.

Apparently, director Neill Blomkamp is very ...

2013: Year Of The Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Movies

12/15/2012 1:00pm EST
After Earth
Much to my elation, it seems that the sci-fi machine in Hollywood has once again turned on, as some seriously awesome movie trailers were released over this past week. It looks like 2013 will be a promising year for Sci-Fi fans, especially those who like space-ships, big robots, forsaken planets, alien-dinosaurs, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Guillermo del Toro, love stories, ethical dilemmas and mindless, awesome, explosions and epic battle scenes. Oh wait - THATS JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.

"After Earth" stars the father-son douo, Will and Jaden Smith. The Smiths have nev...