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A FEAST OF PLENTY AT THE BOX OFFICE

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There have been scattered releases throughout the week of the some half-dozen films that are opening over the Christmas holiday — but two films aren’t opening until Christmas Day itself, the 3D horror/sci-fi film The Darkest Hour and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s hard to figure out why those two films aren’t making it into […]

MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED (Updated)

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Against the backdrop of another dismal weekend at the box office, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol put in a top-notch performance as it opened in just 425 locations (mostly IMAX) with $13.6 million. The idea presumably was to deliver to audiences the sensations of acrophobia as they watched Tom Cruise on the giant screen scale […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Cruise, who had been getting a lot of bad press in recent years for everything from jumping on Oprah’s sofa to touting the supposed benefits of Scientology, is finally receiving some printed praise again, thanks to the major newspaper film critics. Most of them marvel at Cruise’s sheer audacity in some of the scenes […]