Screen Junkies » Forbes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:22:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Forbes Declares Jennifer Lawrence ‘Most Powerful Actress’, But Not, You Know, Strength-Wise http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-declares-jennifer-lawrence-most-powerful-actress-but-not-you-know-strength-wise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-declares-jennifer-lawrence-most-powerful-actress-but-not-you-know-strength-wise/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:19:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262623 I still think I could take her in an arm-wrestling contest.

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Hey there, weaklings – There’s a new power in town. One with the fury and rage of a thousand monsoons, and she will exude this power in David O. Russell movies and through the medium of comic book adaptations. She is Jennifer Lawrence, and she is not to be trifled with.

Forbes, a magazine that used to be the an industry standard for finance news, but now just tells us how much Adam Sandler sucks, is back at it again, listing J-Law as the most powerful women actress. IN THE UNIVERSE.

Their pseudo-scientific method includes her ability to juggle big box office fare like Hunger Games and X-Men with more cerebral stuff like Winter’s Bone and seemingly every David O. Russell movie.

It didn’t sound like that might of a victory. The runner-up? Sandra Bullock.

I wish we had a time machine so we could pit her against a 1960′s Lucille Ball or late 70′s Bette Midler. That would be a battle royale of powerful women right there!

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Eddie Murphy And Katherine Heigl Are Total Garbage According To Forbes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eddie-murphy-and-katherine-heigl-are-total-garbage-according-to-forbes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eddie-murphy-and-katherine-heigl-are-total-garbage-according-to-forbes/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:27:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252252 According to science.

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Forbes decided to break out their calculators and make millionaires feel bad about themselves by comparing how much actors got paid for given movies against how much the movie eventually earned. King and Queen Loser are Eddie Murphy and Katherine Heigl.

Murphy’s films grossed $2.30 for every $1 he earned, and Heigl’s grossed $3.40 for every $1 she earned. Of course, money isn’t the true barometer of personal value. It’s also their terrible attitudes that help to determine. But it’s still good to have science backing this up.

The rest full list from Forbes:

1. Eddie Murphy ($2.30 for every $1 paid)
2. Katherine Heigl ($3.40 for every $1 paid)
3. Reese Witherspoon ($3.90 for every $1 paid)
4. Sandra Bullock ($5 for every $1 paid)
5. Jack Black ($5.20 for every $1 paid)
6. Nicolas Cage ($6 for every $1 paid)
7. Adam Sandler ($6.30 for every $1 paid)
8. Denzel Washington ($6.30 for every $1 paid)
9. Ben Stiller ($6.50 for every $1 paid)
10. Sarah Jessica Parker ($7 for every $1 paid)

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Forbes’ 20 Highest Paid Celebrities Is A Depressing List http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-20-highest-paid-celebrities-is-a-depressing-list/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-20-highest-paid-celebrities-is-a-depressing-list/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:02:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250597 They're the richest, and, therefore, the best.

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The Venn diagram of this set along with the set of the 20 most obnoxious celebrities pretty much looks like just one circle.

Oprah’s leading the charge, but Michael Bay is right there with her. And, with the exception of Steven Spielberg and Tiger Woods, the list just gets worst. When Ryan Seacrest is the third most-tolerable person on a list of 20, you know it’s a bad, bad list.

What’s most annoying are the people here that haven’t seemed to do anything not only this year, but in the past decade. Like Dr. Dre. The last noteworthy thing he did was discover Eminem. Do Dr. Pepper and headphones really pay that well?

Tyler Perry? I’ve come to expect it. Donald Trump? Dr. Phil? Glenn Beck? Manny Pacquiao is an outspoken homophobe, but at least he accomplished something this year.

I wish Forbes would start hosting an event where all these people got together for dinner and mingling. I would love to be a fly on the wall for a conversation between Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Dre, and Rush Limbaugh.

  • Oprah Winfrey — $160 million
  • Michael Bay — $160 million
  • Steven Spielberg — $130 million
  • Jerry Bruckheimer — $115 million
  • Dr. Dre — $110 million
  • Tyler Perry — $105 million
  • Howard Stern — $95 million
  • James Patterson — $94 million
  • George Lucas — $90 million
  • Simon Cowell — $90 million
  • Glenn Beck — $80 million
  • Elton John — $80 million
  • Tom Cruise — $75 million
  • Dick Wolf — $70 million
  • Rush Limbaugh — $69 million
  • Manny Pacquiao — $67 million
  • Dr. Phil — $64 million
  • Donald Trump — $63 million
  • Ryan Seacrest — $59 million
  • Britney Spears — $58 million
  • Tiger Woods — $58 million

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7 Tyler Perry Projects We’re Looking Forward To Avoiding In 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-tyler-perry-projects-were-looking-forward-to-avoiding-in-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-tyler-perry-projects-were-looking-forward-to-avoiding-in-2012/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:15:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239695 I can't wait to not watch!

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Tyler Perry’s, the man who won Forbes title of “highest-grossing entertainer” has seven projects slated for 2012, which is pretty typical for the prolific actor/ director/ writer/ giant-black-guy-that-loves-sweaters. This is good news, as it ensures that in the coming year, we’ll be able to participate in one our favorite activities: avoiding and mocking Tyler Perry projects.

Here is a list of his projects in the upcoming year and the reasons that we won’t be watching them.

Good Deeds

If you think that the title Good Deeds isn’t a delicious pun on the lead character’s name, Wesley Deeds, then you just don’t know how TP works. The film follows a successful businessman (Deeds, played by Tyler Perry) as he helps a down on her luck woman, hoping that good deed will spark a change in his life that will allow him become the man he’s always wanted to be.

It also stars, in decreasing order of talent: Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Rebecca Romijn, and Jamie Kennedy. The film comes out on February 24th, which gives you just enough time to shop for and install a survival shelter.

House of Payne

Make way! Curtis Payne and company are coming back to make us laugh. And if we’re not careful, we just might learn something. The TBS sitcom has actually tackled a number of heavy issues such as religion and drug abuse. Granted it tackles those issues with a heavy hand in a fashion similar to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but it still tackles them.

The most recent season, season 7, contained a whopping 50 episodes. You might be asking yourself, “How does Tyler Perry produce one season of television packed with 50 high-quality episodes?”

The answer is, “He doesn’t.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio Made More Money Than You Last Year http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonardo-dicaprio-made-more-money-than-you-last-year/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonardo-dicaprio-made-more-money-than-you-last-year/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:22:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223333 He's Hollywood's highest paid actor according to Forbes. In related news, there was already some money in the dryer when I used it today.

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8 photosBlake Lively

Johnny Depp‘s developmentally disabled younger brother has put himself handicapable. Depp’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape co-star Leonardo DiCaprio is Hollywood’s highest paid actor according to Forbes magazine. Thanks to Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio took in an estimated $77 million last year, whereas Johnny Depp earned an estimated $50 million. Adam Sandler is third with $40 million; Will Smith with $36 million; and Tom Hanks made $35 million. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Tim Allen and Tom Cruise round out the top 10.

So let’s see, Leonardo DiCaprio is handsome, rich, dates models, dates Blake Livelys, and has worked with Kirk Cameron AND the critters from Critters. Charmed life.

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Will Ferrell Is Highly Overpaid http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-ferrell-is-highly-overpaid/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-ferrell-is-highly-overpaid/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Recently I reported that Forbes had crowned Simon Cowell the highest paid man on television. Now they've released a more pithy list and Will Ferrell sits at the top. Ferrell has been cited as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood based off the financial returns of his movies. This is of course due to flops like Land of the Lost and Semi Pro. An outraged Sean Penn commented, "Will Ferrell is one of our finest actors... who is willing to drop trow for laughs."Second on the list is Ewan McGregor, which is really hard to believe. Think about all the money that the Star Wars movies raked in. Not to mention Angels and Demons, Robots, Black Hawk Down, and Big Fish. Did The Island really do THAT poorly? (Forbes)

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Recently I reported that Forbes had crowned Simon Cowell the highest paid man on television. Now they’ve released a more pithy list and Will Ferrell sits at the top. Ferrell has been cited as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood based off the financial returns of his movies. This is of course due to flops like Land of the Lost and Semi Pro. An outraged Sean Penn commented, "Will Ferrell is one of our finest actors… who is willing to drop trow for laughs."

Second on the list is Ewan McGregor, which is really hard to believe. Think about all the money that the Star Wars movies raked in. Not to mention Angels and Demons, Robots, Black Hawk Down, and Big Fish. Did The Island really do THAT poorly? (Forbes)

 

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