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MOVIE REVIEWS: JUST GO WITH IT

February 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just Go With It is getting the usual mixture of praise and damnation from critics that Adam Sandler movies generally attract, often in the same review. Take A.O. Scott’s in the New York Times, for example. Scott calls it “this passive-aggressive, naughty but nice, sometimes obnoxious and occasionally quite funny late-winter romantic comedy.” In the […]

ECLIPSE ECLIPSES ALL OTHERS AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

January 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s not likely to win the Oscar for best film — or even to garner a nomination — but The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was the People’s Choice winner for best overall movie Monday night. It also won for favorite drama, favorite onscreen team (Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson), and best actress (Stewart). Toy […]

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “GROWN UPS”

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Grown Ups stars Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. That’s probably all you need to know in order to make a decision about whether to see the movie, so reviews may be superfluous. Indeed, they’re getting the kind of snarky notices that each of the comedians regularly gets on his […]

FOX WORKING TO OVERCOME SOFT TRACKING FOR “KNIGHT AND DAY”

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox has acknowledged that its decision to preview the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz comedy thriller Knight and Day last Saturday and at midnight screenings last night was aimed at offsetting negative tracking with positive word-of-mouth. “The best tool we had was the movie itself,” Fox distribution chief Bruce Snyder told today’s (Wednesday) Daily Variety. […]

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