Movie power rankings: 'Star Wars' rules the galaxy once again
Now...witness the power of this fully armed and operational film franchise. With news and rumors flooding in pretty much everyday, "Star Wars" is all Hollywood seems to be thinking about ever since it was announced that Disney bought Lucasfilm and was going ahead with "Episode VII." Now that Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunsine," "Toy Story 3") is in charge of the trilogy treatment, rumors continue to fly about who will direct the first installment. Matthew Vaughn ("X-Men: First Class") and Colin Trevorrow ("Safety Not Guaranteed") are among the names rumored to be under consideration and less likely names such as J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird are also in the rumor mill. Whatever happens, expect Han, Luke, Leia and the rest of your rebel friends to dominate Movie Power Rankings for a long time.
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As for the rest of this week's list... November 10, 2012.
1. "Star Wars" (Last week: Not ranked)
Is all the recent news giving fans a new New Hope?
2. "Skyfall" (Last week: No. 2)
The latest 007 film is already breaking records in Europe, and it finally hits U.S. theaters this weekend. It looks to like it will be the most successful Bond film ever.
3. "Amazing Spider-Man" (Last week: Not ranked)
Things might get a little hot for Spidey in the sequel, as Jamie Foxx is circling the role of the villainous Electro.
4. "Flight" (Last week: Not ranked)
The Denzel Washington drama overperformed at the box office in its opening week and continues to be strong in week 2. Is it ready for Oscar recognition?
5. "Wreck-It Ralph" (Last week: Not ranked)
Somewhat of a surprise hit at the box office, the videogame-inspired 'toon has become the frontrunner in the Animated FIlm Oscar category.
6. "The Expendables 3" (Last week: Not ranked)
Is Nicolas Cage in or out? If he's out, who's left to cast? Wesley Snipes? Harrison Ford? Liam Neeson?
7. "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" (Last week: No. 9)
Get your tickets for your return to Peter Jackson's Middle Earth.
8. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part II" (Last week: Not ranked)
It's also here, super-fans. Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner have been going into promotional overdrive for the last "Twilight" film ever.
9. "Hitchcock" (Last week: Not ranked)
The Hollywood biopic received a lukewarm responses at the AFI Fest, but Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are getting rave reviews as the "Psycho" director and his wife.
10. "Terminator" (Last week: Not ranked)
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1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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