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FAIR GAME, 127 HOURS OPEN STRONG

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening in limited release, Doug Liman’s Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, performed reasonably well, averaging about $15,200 in each of the 46 theaters where it was screened. The political drama, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last May, is being rolled out cautiously by the studio, in the hope […]

127 HOURS PRESENTS MARKETING NIGHTMARE

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In times past, publicists for studios releasing horror movies would make the most of reports that audience members had fainted, vomited, suffered heart attacks or fled theaters in panic during intense sequences. They’ve been doing that at advance screenings of 127 Hours, too — but the studio, Fox Searchlight, is at work trying to play […]

BOYLE’S NEW FILM BETWEEN ROCK AND HARD PLACE

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Danny Boyle has replied to comments that his critically praised 127 Hours, the true-life tale of hiker Aron Ralston who, after being trapped for five days by a boulder, amputated his own arm in order to free himself, may be too graphic for audiences to stomach. Reports from the Toronto Film Festival, where the […]