All of the sudden, this week, the dynamic for this summer’s movie releases got a little bit more intense. Universal released an announcement that they were moving around their release dates, and bumped the Philip K. Dick adaptation “The Adjustment Bureau” from July 30 to Sept. 17. That meant they had an empty release slot in the middle of the blockbuster season, and decided against all odds to move the Zac Efron-starring “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” up from Oct. 15 to July 30.
The fact that releasing “Charlie St. Cloud” on that day coincides with the release of the Vanessa Hudgens film “Beastly” cannot be just coincidence. Now not only will July 30 be the battle of the angsty dramas appealing to the younger Disney crowd, but it will also show which side of the Zac/Vanessa couple has the biggest box office draw.
It’s kind of a bogus move on Universal’s part, if we do say so ourselves. We understand that “The Adjustment Bureau” would more than likely be overshadowed by the release of Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated “Inception,” which hits theaters July 16, but “Charlie St. Cloud” has no marketing campaign to speak of so far, and even though we love us some Zac Efron here at Hollywood Crush, we aren’t too pumped up about it.
CBS Films, on the other hand, has done a great job of hyping “Beastly,” which we all seem to be anxiously anticipating. “Beastly” has a wider appeal to the audience “Charlie St. Cloud” would be going for, thanks to the star power of Vanessa, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris, and the fact it is a modern reimagining of “Beauty and the Beast.”
We feel like “Charlie St. Cloud” reaches out to a slightly older audience, but the summer isn’t the best time for a low-key drama unless you’re banking on someone like Zac’s star power. [Source]
Screen captures from the special featurette with Zac Efron have been added. Enjoy the pics!
• Special Features (x116)
Enjoy some special features (deleted scenes and the making of featurette) with Zac Efron which are included in the “Me and Orson Welles” DVD release. Captures will follow.
Universal last evening announced changes to its upcoming release schedule pushing the Matt Damon-Emily Blunt sci-fi romance “The Adjustment Bureau” from summer in order to make way for the Zac Efron grief drama “Charlie St. Cloud,” Screen Daily reports. “Charlie St. Cloud” will now go out on July 30 rather than Oct. 15 as “The Adjustment Bureau” moves to Sept. 17. [Source]
Aziz Ansari is used to making people laugh but this time, the joke’s on him – well, sort of! In a new spot to preview this year’s MTV Movie Awards, which Ansari will host, stars like Zac Efron, Kristen Bell and Diddy all reveal embarrassing (and hilarious) baby photos of the Parks and Recreation star. Plus, they share the real stories behind the pictures – like that time Ansari was stuck under a television set for six years.
The MTV Movie Awards will air live, June 6, at 9 p.m. EST. [Source]
As you can see, there is a new layout to the gallery. It is different from the previous one as the colours are pretty light. It was designed by Jade and I really hope you like it! We do need some change, don’t we? Enjoy!
Zac Efron was spotted carrying a green bag in Hollywood on 23 April 2003. Enjoy the pics!
• April 23 – Out & About In Hollywood (x11)
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens attended L.A. Family Housing Gala in Hollywood on 21 April 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• L.A. Family Housing Gala In Hollywood 04/21/2010 (x8)
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio on 18 April 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• April 18 – At Coachella Music & Arts Festival In Indio (x24)
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted at a gas station in Los Angeles on 16 April 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• April 16 – At Gas Station In Los Angeles (x18)