Arthur is a sweet but wildly irresponsible playboy whose millions have left him lonely and with no motivation in life. On the threshold of an arranged marriage with a simpering socialite whom he does not love, Arthur meets the spunky, blue-collar waitress Linda Marolla, and falls head over heels. However, just as he begins to pursue a relationship with Linda, his father and iron-willed grandmother threaten to pull the plug on his huge inheritance if he doesn't honor his position in life and go through with his marriage. Arthur must decide which is more important to him: his new love, or his 750 million dollars in the bank.
The Russell Brand comedy Arthur will be released on Blu-ray and DVD July 15. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.98 SRP, while the Blu-ray, which also includes a copy of the DVD and a Digital Copy, will cost $35.99 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art and special features details below.
Russell Brand reinvents the role of lovable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec Susan (Jennifer Garner) that will ensure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy - Naomi (Greta Gerwig), his true love. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man in this reimagining of the beloved Oscar-winning* romantic comedy Arthur.Read More
As expected, Hop continued to dominate the box office over the weekend with an estimated $21.6 million take. It should continue to do well over the next few weeks as the holiday approaches.
Meanwhile, Arthur, Russell Brand's other effort, opened to a disappointing $12.6 million - well under the projected $18 million from the studio. This may lead to the end of Hollywood's love affair with Brand as he just doesn't seem to be leading man material as he can't open a movie. His Get Me to the Greek opened to $17.5 million and it was rated R - Arthur's PG-13 should have helped the film reach a broader audience but for once taste prevailed and moviegoers decided to pass. Studios will probably think twice before casting Brand as a leading man going forward. It seems a little goes a long way.Read More
I hope you are a Russell Brand fan because he's likely to take the two top spots at the weekend box office. His turn as the reluctant Easter Bunny in Hop should be able to retain its winning streak for another week. Family films often don't suffer the same box office drop week to week since the audiences for such fare aren't as likely to show up opening weekend. It's projected to be on top of the heap with around $23 million.
Russell Brand is also starring, this time in the flesh not just the voice, in the remake of Arthur. This remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore/Liza Minnelli chestnut has reviewers asking "Why" and me very angry because why doesn't Liza even have a cameo in this? Ugh. The Arthur redux is so offensive to my delicate sensibility that I'm hoping it bombs, but industry forecasts project it to make around $16 million. I'm going to be surprised if it does that well. I mean, they don't even let him be an unapologetic drunk! What a nightmare. My guess is the retread does less than $16 million. Who is wanting to see this? Rent the original. And if you've seen it, rent the sequel, Arthur 2: On the Rocks. Both have Liza and are therefore guaranteed to be superior.Read More
Do you want to play billionaire just like the troubled Arthur in Warner Bros. new comedy remake starring Russell Brand? Well, you're in luck! We are holding an exciting contest in honor of director Jason Winer's hilarious essay on the terrible life of a super rich, incredibly spoiled man-child. So what if you don't have enough gouda to keep your gas turned on, or the pennies needed to pay rent? So what if you've been eating government issued grilled cheese sandwiches to keep from starving in this horrible economy. That doesn't mean you can't laugh at a man who has everything in life, with the possible exception of true love, right? You may be too broke to waist your needed cash on a lofty remake like Arthur, but if you win our contest, you can certainly pretend like you're rich enough to frivolously purchase that golden ticket at the actual box office window. If you win, you'll get a super cool "Billionaire in Training" T-shirt that screams, "I'm a douche!" But at least it will keep you warm. Pretend to be a Rockefeller with a 1GB USB drive that looks like a gold bar. We're also giving away a super cool money clip for all of your grocery coupons. How about a bunch of dollar sign paper clips to hold all of your credit card bills together in one place, so as to constantly remind yourself just how in debt you really are? Neat, right? Heck, we're also giving away a complete bubble bath kit to help wash away all of your troubles, and a Martini set to boot. So hurry and enter this esteem-boosting contest today. Its free! Details are below.
HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!Read More