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MOVIE REVIEWS: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Updated)

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, which opens in just 16 theaters this weekend — it’s due to expand to about 500 next week — is receiving golden reviews from nearly all the major critics — the rare film that is praised as much for its performances as for its screenplay. Roger Ebert, in fact, […]

THE POSSESSION LIKELY TO STAY ON TOP AGAIN

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend after Labor Day generally produces the sorriest box-office results of the year, and this weekend could set new standards for slow. Almost certainly, it will mark the first time since 2006 that not a single film will have managed to crack $10 million over the comparable weekend. The only film that stands a […]

ANOTHER “DOWN” WEEK AT THE BOX OFFICE

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only “up” week was the Presidents Day weekend last month — and only because the holiday did not occur on the […]

TIGHT WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE RACE PREDICTED

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office forecasters are hedging their bets when it comes to predicting the probable top film this weekend. Three films are opening in wide release, The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConnaughey, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, and Paul, starring a CGI extraterrestrial voiced by Seth Rogen. Virtually all of the box-office prognosticators are predicting that the race […]