Action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation took over the box office in its opening weekend, raking in $41.2 million. Last week's no. 1, The Croods, came in second with $26.5 million, followed by new release Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor with $22.3 million. Olympus Has Fallen fell to fourth with $14 million, and Oz the Great and Powerful added $11.6 million to its grand total. Another new release The Host failed to crack the top five and took in a disappointing $11 million.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has another book-to-film adaptation on the way — The Host invades theaters this weekend with sci-fi action and plenty of romance, but is it any good? Check out our review and decide whether you'll be hitting up the box office to see Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and more as they deal with alien love on the big screen.
Furthering our style crush with every appearance, Diane Kruger pretty much nails it every time she steps out on the red carpet. Case in point: all of the looks she has worn promoting her new movie, The Host. It's a lineup of the chicest kind of dressing, which made it practically impossible to pick a favorite — so we had to round them up and show you all of them! Take a look and let us know what you think below. On Allison McNamara: Bebe top and vest, Robert Rodriguez pants.
Stephenie Meyer is the author that brought The Twilight Saga into our lives, but her work takes a different direction in The Host, which centers on an alien invasion. The film adaptation of the novel hits theaters this weekend, but do we have another fan craze on our hands? In this episode of The Buzz, entertainment reporters Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal break down the similarities and differences to answer the question: is The Host the new Twilight?
The Twilight films may be in the rearview mirror, but Stephenie Meyer, the author of the saga, takes another of her stories to the big screen with The Host. Don't expect the film to open to the same level of fandom, though: believe it or not, The Host is even sillier and more laughable than Twilight and doesn't even reward the audience with an over-the-top romance worthy of Bella and Edward's.
I will give Meyer (who produced the film) some credit for going in a different direction with the story for The Host. Set in the future, Earth has become overrun with blue-eyed aliens that call themselves Souls, who are succeeding in making our planet a better place by replacing corruption with kindness. The only problem is that they need to inhabit human bodies to exact their plan, which means our race is essentially wiped out, save for a few groups of rebels. One of the survivors is Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), who continues to fight for her life even after she's captured and her body is taken over by a Soul called Wanderer. Melanie's body becomes a host in the opening sequence of the film, and it's all downhill from there. For the rest of my review, just read more
In The Host, Max Irons's and Jake Abel's characters compete for the love of two different women — who happen to be trapped in one body. We sat down with the actors at a recent press day for the film, based on a novel by Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer, to talk about the movie's romantic entanglements. Max and Jake also told us about the intimidating audition process and what they learned about their competition for the leading-man roles. The Host hits theaters today. On Lindsay: Sea dress.
The Host, starring Diane Kruger and Saoirse Ronan, comes out tomorrow, but before we catch it in theaters, we're honing in on Diane's exquisite promotional looks leading up to the release. So far, the actress has supplied us with endless style fodder, including a pearl-detailed Chanel LBD, a printed Preen number, and a totally chic red leather Vanessa Bruno skirt and white Carven crop top pairing — but we know this for certain: Diane has way more style up her sleeve. Step inside to get a closer look at all of Diane's ensembles for The Host so far.
The Host's NYC red carpet drew out a trio of event-worthy looks from Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, and Olivia Palermo. The film's leading ladies faced off in two distinct takes on red-carpet dressing: Diane paired a Chanel minidress with a pair of over-the-knee Christian Louboutin boots, while her costar Saoirse stepped out in a more high-impact hued, asymmetrical Proenza Schouler sheath. To add to the style prowess at the premiere, Olivia joined the cast, arriving in a leather sheath dress, which she gave the quintessential Olivia Palermo styling treatment with a healthy dose of eclectic accessories, including a pair of feather-trimmed heels and an embroidered clutch. Now that you've got all the outfit details, it's time to weigh in — who stole the show at The Host's NYC premiere?
Diane Kruger got literal support from Joshua Jackson when he guided his girlfriend to the Host screening at The Cinema Society in NYC yesterday. She wore a black Chanel dress and sky-high Christian Louboutin boots, which may have been part of the reason Joshua needed to walk her to the premiere. Diane was joined at the screening by her costars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel, as well as the author of the book the film is based on, Stephenie Meyer. Other NYC celebrities also attended the big event, including Olivia Palermo and Kelly Rutherford.
Diane has been busy with promotional duties for her newest film and Joshua has been staying by her side through her whole tour. He walked the red carpet with her at the LA premiere of The Host and took her on a dinner date in NYC earlier this week. Diane's duties aren't over just yet, as she'll also be appearing on Good Morning America today to chat about the new flick.
The Host stars Max Irons and Jake Abel find their characters in an unusual situation in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel: they're in love with two women who are sharing one body (Saoirse Ronan). I sat down with the two actors to find out how they describe their predicament, and they shared a funny and slightly dirty-sounding answer. Irons also addressed whether he's interested in ever working with his dad and fellow actor, Jeremy Irons. Watch Irons and Abel's interview before The Host is released this weekend.