New Superman trailer ‘Man of Steel’ arrives!

The internet is buzzing with news of the latest trailer for what may be the biggest film of the summer.

Man of Steel is the latest installment in the seemingly never-ending Superman franchise — and, from what we can see here, it may be the strongest it has seen in decades.

Most exciting is who is behind the cameras: director Zack Snyder — who has previously proved his comic book-adaptation mettle with 300 and Watchmen — and producer/story writer Christopher Nolan, who did a brilliant job rebooting the Batman franchise.

The trailer is a big one, at three minutes long, and shows baby Kal-El’s beginnings on Krypton, his arrival on Earth, his childhood, and his transformation into the disaster-averting, lycra-clad, flying superhero we all know.

It also features a tantalising tease of Hans Zimmer’s film score and we learn what the “S” on Superman’s chest stands for… and it’s not “Superman”.

The film boasts a seriously impressive cast, with British actor Henry Cavill (The Tudors) starring as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, Michael Shannon as General Zod and Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White.

Man of Steel is due to be released on June 14

Disney’s ‘Oz the Great and the Power’ bewitches box office with $80M debut

”Oz the Great and the Power” clicked with moviegoers. Disney’s 3-D prequel to ”The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” earned $80.3 million and debuted at No. 1 at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

”Oz” reportedly cost $200 million with another $100 million in estimated marketing costs.

The film stars James Franco as the wizard and Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz as the three witches he encounters in the mystical realm of Oz.

The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza ”Jack the Giant Slayer” stomped out second place with $10 million.

The Universal comedy ”Identity Thief” captured $6.3 million at No. 3.

The FilmDistrict revenge drama ”Dead Man Down” starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace opened in the No. 4 position with $5.43 million.

‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ Wins The Weekend Box Office With $25 Million!

As iconic action hero John McClane of the Die Hardfranchise would say — yippe-ki-yay.

After a touch-and-go start, Bruce Willis starrer A Good Day to Die Hard has pulled ahead of rivals Safe Haven and holdoverIdentity Thief to narrowly win Presidents Day weekend with a three-day gross of $25 million. The 20th Century Fox pic is now projected to earn $30 million for the full holiday weekend, pushing its five-day debut to $38.3 million (both Die Hard and Safe Havenopened on Valentine’s Day).

Melissa McCarthyJason Bateman’s R-rated comedy Identity Thief has plenty of reason to laugh in its second weekend. Declining a narrow 33 percent, the Universal pic came in No. 2 for the weekend with $23.4 million. Its projected Friday-Monday gross is $27.7 million for a domestic haul of $75 million through Monday.

Relativity Media’s Nicholas Sparks film adaptation Safe Haven remains a big winner as well, even at No. 3. Fueled by younger females, the romantic drama grossed $21.4 million for the three day weekend, and should earn $25 million for the four days.

Pairing Julianne Hough and Josh DuhamelSafe Haven wasn’t expected to open much past $25 million; now, it should finish Monday with $34 million in the bank. Safe Haven narrowly won Valentine’s Day and tied with Die Hard on Friday.

Die Hard had been widely expected to amass a five day gross in the $40 million to $45 million range.Dismal reviews likely are hurting the R-rated film since the franchise’s fan base is older and more influenced by a critic’s opinion. Those who are turning out gave the film a B+ CinemaScore.

Live Free or Die Hard, the previous installment in the series and rated PG-13, posted a five-day debut of $48.4 million when opening on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday in 2007.

In A Good Day to Die Hard, the iconic action hero John McClane travels to Moscow to rescue his son (Jai Courtney), a CIA operative who’s in some nasty trouble.

Fueled by younger female moviegoers, Relativity’s Safe Haven received even worse notices than Die Hard but is more review-proof. The romantic drama also drew a B+ CinemaScore.

Safe Haven is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and stars Julianne Hough as a young woman who returns to her hometown only to be gripped by a dark secret from her past, even as she falls for a stranger (Josh Duhamel).

Animated 3D family entry Escape From Planet Earth, opening on Friday, is holding steady at No. 4, grossing a solid $16.1 million for the three day weekend. From the Weinstein Co., the pic should post a four day opening gross of $21 million.

Escape From Planet Earth is the first theatrical feature from Rainmaker Entertainment. Its voice cast is led by Brendan FraserJessica AlbaRob Corddry and Sarah Jessica ParkerWilliamShatner plays the evil alien Shanker.

The holiday’s fourth new wide release, Beautiful Creatures has fared poorly. The movie, based on the popular YA book series, grossed $7.5 million for the three day weekend and is projected to post a five day opening of only $11.6 million, well less than expected.

From Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., Beautiful Creatures was bested by fellow YA film adaptation Warm Bodies, which took in $2.6 million for the three day weekend to come in No. 5 in its third frame and pushing its domestic cume to $50.2 million.

Directed and scripted by Richard LaGraveneseBeautiful Creatures is the latest film property to be based on a young-adult book series. Beautiful Creatures stars Alice Englert and AldenEhrenreich and is being distributed by Warner Bros. via its deal with Alcon. Jeremy Irons andViola Davis also star in the film based on the first book in the Caster Chronicles series by KamiGarcia and Margaret Stohl.

The movie revolves around Lena Duchannes (Englert), whose special powers have long kept her separated from others. Moving to a new town, she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate(Ehrenreich), but their budding relationship is threatened by an ancient battle between good and evil.

Below are estimates for the Feb. 15-17 weekend at the domestic box office. Full results for the four-day weekend will be posted tomorrow.

Title, Weeks in release/theater count, studio, three-day weekend total, cume (*denotes Oscar best picture nominee)

1. A Good Day to Die Hard, 1/3,553, Fox, $25 million, $33.2 million

2. Identity Thief, 1/3,141, Universal, $23.4 million, $70.7 million

3. Safe Haven, 1/3,223, Relativity, $21.4 million, $30.3 million

4. Escape From Planet Earth, 1/3,288, The Weinstein Co, $16.1 million

5. Warm Bodies, 3/2,897, Summit, $9 million, $50.2 million

6. Beautiful Creatures, 1/2,950, Warner Bros., $7.5 million, $10 million

7. Side Effects, 2/2,605, Open Road, $6.2 million, $19 million

8. *Silver Linings Playbook, 14/2,202, The Weinstein Co., $6.1 million, $98.5 million

9. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, 4/2,103, Paramount/MGM, $3.5 million, $49.8 million

10. *Zero Dark Thirty, 9/1,522, Sony/Annapurna, $3.1 million, $88 million

Angelina Jolie Pregnant With 7th Child?!

Whip out the “CONGRATULATIONS!” banner and throw in a few blue balloons because — if you believe the latest rumors — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting! Again!

Hollywood’s golden couple have six children so far: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, to whom Jolie gave birth in 2008. This will make the new bouncing baby No. 7, reports Star magazine in their Feb. 4, 2013, issue that hit newsstands this week.

A source told Star that “Angelina has been staying out of the public eye because she doesn’t want to let anyone know that she’s expecting,” which for some explains her absence from this month’s Golden Globes. “She had morning sickness and didn’t want to draw attention to herself in public,” said the source.

According to Star, Angie and Brad are telling their friends they are having a boy and “Shiloh has even determined that the baby’s name must be John.”

Whether or not the Jolie-Pitt clan is expecting will be determined in six months, as Angelina is said to be three months along in her pregnancy. Though we’d love it to be true, we try not to keep our hopes up — after all, the rumor-mill churns out pregnancy rumors quite often …

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In January 2012, OK! magazine claimed Jolie is pregnant and that Pitt is “ecstatic over the news.”

In February, mere weeks later, OK! magazine was at it again, claiming the two A-listers have set a wedding date for the summer (meanwhile summer has come and gone and … no wedding took place that we know of) and that Angie is preggers with twins. Again. This time, twin boys.

In March, the talk around town was that Jolie struck her famous pose at the Oscars (remember the slit dress and the exposed right leg?) to draw attention away from her baby bump.

By May, Life & Style publicized that not only is Angie pregnant, but so is Brad’s ex, Jennifer Aniston.

Bottom line? Until we see a multi-million dollar shot of this newborn, we’re not buying. But on the off-chance we’re wrong … CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE!

Weekend Box Office: ‘Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Leads The Weekend !

A slow start to the weekend, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” led the Friday box office with a $6 million opening. Starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, “Hansel and Gretel” played in 3,372 theaters, receiving a B CinemaScore. THR reports that this $6 million total puts the movie on pace for a $17 million opening weekend. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” puts a spin on the classic tale, portraying the duo as feared fighters of evil rather than innocent children.

Jessica Chastin continued her box office domination with two movies in the top five.Horror flick “Mama” took the number two spot on Friday, making $3.8 million across 2,682 theaters. The Guillermo del Toro movie has made $39.6 million since its Jan. 18 release. Chastain’s controversial “Zero Dark Thirty” came in at number four, making $2.3 million at 2,929 theaters. Led by Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty” has earned a domestic gross of $62.4 million.

Oscar hopeful “Silver Linings Playbook” reached number three on Friday. Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, the movie made $2.3 million across 2,641 theaters, for a domestic gross of $61.8 million. “Silver Linings” is up for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Rounding out the top five is Jennifer Lopez’s “Parker.” The thriller debuted on Friday to $2.1 million across 2,224 theaters. Absent from the list is the star-studded “Movie 43,” which made $1.8 million on its opening Friday. Starring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Dennis Quaid, Kate Winslet, and Uma Thurman, among others, “Movie 43” has received harsh reviews.