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TRUE GRIT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

January 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit showed just that as it outperformed industry forecasts for the second weekend in a row. According to studio estimates, the Paramount film, which earned about $24.5 million was edged out by Universal’s Little Fockers, which grossed some $26.3 million. With $86.8 million in ticket sales, True Grit has already become […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BLUE VALENTINE

December 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Fresh off their victory in persuading the MPAA ratings board to reduce the rating of Blue Valentine from NC-17 to R, the Weinstein Brothers are receiving much critical praise for the film as it opens in limited release today (Wednesday), in time for Oscar consideration. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times calls the film, […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS GLOBES’ NODS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein’s famed talent for capitalizing on the awards season to market his films was once again on prominent display this morning (Tuesday) as The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech garnered seven Golden Globes nominations, leading all other films. They included best dramatic picture, director (Tom Hooper), actor (Colin Firth), screenplay (David Seidler), supporting actor […]

WEINSTEIN WINS BATTLE WITH MPAA RATINGS BOARD

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein emerged victorious Wednesday after successfully appealing the NC-17 rating meted out by the MPAA ratings board to Blue Valentine, which is due to open on Dec. 31. The 14-member appeals board agreed to reduce the movie to an R after receiving what the Los Angeles Times described as “a 200-page dossier of letters […]

WEINSTEIN TO MAKE PERSONAL APPEAL TO MPAA OVER BLUE VALENTINE

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein will personally appear before the MPAA ratings appeal board to ask that the NC-17 rating meted out to Blue Valentine be reduced to an R rating, Deadline.com’s Pete Hammond reported on Monday. “Usually just my lawyers do the appeals,” Weinstein told Hammond, “but this time I am going to.” Weinstein observed that over […]

NATO PRESIDENT URGES MORE NC-17 MOVIES

November 23, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is urging motion picture producers and distributors not to shy away from films that have been designated NC-17 by the MPAA ratings board. In an interview with USA Today, John Fithian disputed the widespread notion that theater owners will refuse to screen movies with the adult […]