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DID PORTMAN REALLY DANCE IN BLACK SWAN?

March 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Director Darren Aronofsky has responded to claims by Sarah Lane, Natalie Portman’s dance double in Black Swan that Portman danced only 5 percent of the full-body shots in the movie. “I had my editor count shots,” he said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly‘s website. “There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are […]

IN 15TH WEEK, KING’S SPEECH REMAINS NO.1 ABROAD

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After 15 weeks in theaters, Oscar winner The King’s Speech remained the top overseas attraction last week, according to media measurement company Rentrak Corp. The film added $18.02 million to its international gross, which now stands at $309.85 million. Disney’s Rango debuted in second place abroad with $14.76 million. Black Swan, which had its premiere […]

CRITICS ON 83RD OSCARS: SAME OLD, SAME OLD

February 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One would be hard-pressed to blame Deadline.com’s Nikki Finke’s early release of the full run-down of Sunday night’s Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show. “Predictable” was the description used by many TV columnists in their assessment of the affair. Virtually all of the favorites won: best […]

BLACK SWAN DOMINATES SPIRIT AWARDS

February 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Black Swan was the big winner at independent filmdom’s annual Spirit Awards, winning for best picture, best actress (Natalie Portman) and best director (Darren Aronofsky). James Franco won the best actor award for his performance in 127 Hours. Films eligible for an award must have been produced for less than $20 million. Black Swan reportedly […]

ANOTHER DOWN WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE LIKELY

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected high viewer interest in this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday is likely to take a bite out of box-office revenue on that day, some analysts are warning. Moreover, on Friday and Saturday, many moviegoers may pass up the latest releases in order to catch some of the Oscar contenders that they missed, like The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: NO STRINGS ATTACHED

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It is being used as either a scornful epithet or a positive compliment, but the adjective “cute” pops up a lot in reviews for the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, from veteran director Ivan Reitman. For the most part, the reviews aren’t all that bad, but they’re not all that good, either. […]

SOCIAL NETWORK, KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT TOP WINNERS AT GLOBES AWARDS

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film Sunday night, while The Kids Are All Right won for best comedy or musical. Social Network’s David Fincher also collected the Golden Globe for best director. In the acting categories, Natalie Portman and Annette Bening won for best actress in a drama and best […]

GREEN HORNET GREENER THAN EXPECTED

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday. On Saturday, the studio had estimated that Friday’s gross had totaled $11.2 million, at the low end of analysts’ estimates. […]

NOT MUCH STING AS HORNET OPENS WITH $11.1 MILLION ON FRIDAY

January 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Although more than a few analysts had predicted that Sony’s The Green Hornet would lift the box office out of the doldrums this weekend, things did not look promising in that regard as Friday estimates for the movie came in at $11.1 million. The film had reportedly cost $110 million to produce. Much worse were […]

BARBS FLY AT NY CRITICS AWARDS

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While most movie award presentations are generally gushing with praise, gratitude, and congeniality — the exception, of course, being the annual Raspberry Awards, but that’s generally an event staged with such humor that the winners (losers?) in each category are usually not miffed about their selection. But such was not the case at Monday night’s […]

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