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Disney Boss Rich Ross Steps Down After 'John Carter' Bombs

4/22/2012 3:11pm EDT
John Carter, inset: Rick Ross
Disney movie studo boss Rich Ross resigned from his position on Friday in the wake of the studio's huge flop, John Carter.

The disappointing film, starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic stories of a Civil War soldier who finds himself transported to the red planet, cost Disney about $200 million in losses.

Ross issued a statement on Friday; saying, "I no longer believe the chairman role is the right professional fit for me. For that reason, I have made the very difficult decision to step down as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, effective tod...

'Sucker Punch' Is 2011's Top Movie Turkey

11/25/2011 2:00pm EST
Sucker Punch
Girl power action film Sucker Punch has topped an online poll to find the worst film of 2011.

The Zach Snyder film, starring Vanessa Hudgens, 'beat' Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star and Cowboys & Aliens in the Thanksgiving Day-themed Top Movie Turkey list compiled by movie website

Shark Night 3D and Mars Needs Moms also made the top five, while Red Riding Hood, Green Lantern and Conan The Barbarian feature in the top 10.

Blu-ray Review: 'Mars Needs Moms'

8/9/2011 11:12am EDT
Mars needs Moms pic
Ready to hit the space super highway to get back the woman who gave birth to you? Well then, brace yourself and hold on for dear life as we explore the cosmos (and the complexity of the mystery that is mom!) in the form of Disney’s "Mars Needs Moms," out on DVD and Blu-ray August 9! Earth and details below!

Title: "Mars Needs Moms"

Grade: 3

Cast: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack

Director: Simon Wells

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Disney


The Flick: As far as motion capture flicks go, "Mars Needs Moms" does fill the k...

A Big Casting Rumor & A Disney Box Office Fail In Today's NextMovie Daily

3/14/2011 11:18am EDT
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"Hunger Games" casting rumors continue to be all the buzz, but what alien flick reigned supreme at the box office this weekend? Find out on today's NextMovie Daily.

If you haven't seen the show yet, NextMovie Daily is a funny, irreverent look at what's going on in Hollywood. You can check out the show, plus gain access to movie showtimes, trailers and more at

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'Mars' Moms Have A Real Lesson For Movie Kids

3/10/2011 11:06am EST
Mars Needs Moms
This week’s Disney film Mars Needs Moms lets children live the fantasy of having their mothers abducted by aliens. The film’s real moms had a lesson or two for the children who may watch. Joan Cusack plays the mother of a boy who travels to Mars to rescue her.

“Some of my most Oscar-worthy performances were done with my children,” Cusack joked. “It’s much more complex.”

Mindy Sterling plays a Martian overlord in charge of kidnapping the moms. In real life, she’s practicing a compassionate disposition as an example for her teenager.

“Our upbringing is all about kindness,” Sterling said. “...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battle: Los Angeles,' 'Jane Eyre' & More

3/10/2011 9:35am EST
Battle: Los Angeles
Last week I hit the movie theaters and I saw the drama “Jane Eyre” and the nerdy comedy “Paul,” however due to my agreements with the studios involved I won’t be able to discuss them until they are released. Fortunately though “Jane Eyre” comes out this week and “Paul” comes out next week.

In addition to “Jane Eyre,” this week you’ll have the opportunity to see the alien invasion flick “Battle: Los Angeles,” the Catherine Hardwicke thriller “Red Riding Hood,” the animated adventure “Mars Needs Moms,” the independent drama “Certified Copy,” the medieval thriller “Black Death,” and the act...