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M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

December 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo seems to have divided critics down the middle. None of them have particular praise for it, but then again none are slamming it either. Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star describes it as “an average movie that’s clearly been crafted to bring holiday families together over the popcorn machine.” […]

CAMERON CROWE: AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER IN EMBARGO FEUD

December 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Director Cameron Crowe, who once earned his livelihood as a journalist — when he was a teenaged writer for Rolling Stone, his celebrity interviews were a regular feature of the magazine — and who still occasionally writes for the print media, doesn’t know what to make of New Yorker critic David Denby’s defense for breaking […]

DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down, a documentary about the Irish rock band U2, has been set to open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8, organizers announced today (Tuesday). It will be the first time that a documentary has ever opened the 36-year-old festival. Producing a case of dueling band documentaries, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SOMETHING BORROWED

May 6, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Several critics are expressing sympathy for Kate Hudson for having had to make the most of a role in a dreadful wedding-day-themed movie. “If it weren’t so sad watching her pick away at this skimpy, overlong romantic lie, she might be entertaining,” writes Wesley Morris in the Boston Globe. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun […]

ELTON JOHN DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Writer-director Cameron Crowe’s documentary The Union, about the reunion of Elton John with his onetime idol Leon Russell, has been selected to open Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. In an unconventional launch, the festival plans to screen the film outdoors at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza. The screening […]