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A GOOD WEEKEND FOR LATEST DIE HARD

February 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking at the weekend box office results, it’s not hard to imagine that couples arriving at their local multiplexes bought separate tickets — the guys to see A Good Day to Die Hard and the gals to see either Identity Thief or Safe Haven. The latest installment of the Bruce Willis action franchise was running […]

WILL BOX OFFICE RECOVER THIS WEEKEND?

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could begin to sail out of the doldrums this weekend, propelled by the 3D animated monster spoof Hotel Transylvania and a well-reviewed time-travel drama, Looper, each coming from Sony. Tracking surveys indicate that the cartoon, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others, should scare up around $30-35 million, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LOOPER

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics are scrambling aboard the time machine that is Looper and are seemingly enjoying the ride. With few exceptions, they are praising the plot, the dialog, the direction, editing, and the performances of Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the same character at different ages. Manohla Dargis focuses on the director in her New York […]

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 […]

STALLONE & CO. RETURN, GUNS BLAZING

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Expendables 2 arrives in theaters this weekend and is expected to make expendable three other new arrivals, two family films, ParaNorman and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and the musical drama Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. According to box-office pundits The Expendables 2 is expected to debut with $35-40 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE EXPENDABLES 2

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Given the surprising success of the original The Expendables, Lionsgate quickly ordered a sequel, and voilá, just two years later, here it is — and it’s nabbing more favorable reviews than its predecessor. Mind you, most of those reviews appear to be written reluctantly. Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times, for example, remarks that […]

CANNES OPENER CHARMS CRITICS

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At a time when the major studios seem to be vying to produce the most expensive and gigantic blockbusters in history, a slight, charming film about a pair of tweens discovering first love appeared to captivate critics as it opened the Cannes Film Festival today (Wednesday). At a news conference, the stars of Wes Anderson’s […]

WES ANDERSON TO BE CANNES OPENER ON WEDNESDAY

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

They’re (literally) rolling out the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), it will be tread on by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Kristen Stewart, among others. The festival kicks off with a screening of Focus Features’ […]

DUPED EDITOR MAKES FILM ABOUT WRITER WHO DUPED HIM

May 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

A Swiss journalist whose interviews with some of America’s top celebrities appeared in leading magazines throughout the world for years — before it was discovered that he had been making all of them up — has become the subject of a documentary produced by one of his victims. Miklós Gimes, the former deputy editor of […]

JACKASS 3D GOES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the heap after three weeks. It was the most ever earned by a movie opening in October; indeed it was the […]

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