Wednesday, February 20, 2019

BAMBI IS NO. 1 AGAIN

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 70 years after it first appeared in theaters, Walt Disney’s Bambi debuted at the top of the DVD and Blue-ray disc charts this week. The two-disc package, which has an SRP of $39.99 but is heavily discounted at many outlets, includes the standard-definition and high-definition version in the same combo package. The “Diamond Edition” […]

BEST SONG SNUB KILLS PLANNED GAG AT OSCARS

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Producers of the Oscars show apparently felt so confident that Diane Warren’s Burlesque song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” would be nominated (it was the winner of the Golden Globe Award for best original song) that they had already planned a comedy bit about it. Oscar gag writer Bruce Vilanch told New York […]

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 […]

HARRY WINS BY A HAIR OVER TANGLED

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend box office proved to be tighter than any analyst had expected. Final figures showed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $49.09 million. But Disney’s Tangled was close behind with $48.77. In fact just $320,049 separated the two leaders. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, meanwhile, continued its remarkable run, falling just 21 […]

WHO WILL CAST THE BIGGEST SPELL AT BOX OFFICE?

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new movies are arriving at theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, including what some are saying will likely be Disney’s last animated feature based on a popular fairy tale, Tangled. But none of them is likely to earn more than Week 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, analysts say. The penultimate […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BURLESQUE

November 24, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Making a movie musical these days would appear to be the riskiest of (show) businesses. It’s the rare musical that succeeds. A half century ago, it was only necessary to tie a few well-crafted tunes together with a sketchy script and moviegoers would cram into theaters to hum along. That’s no longer the case. Today, […]