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MOVIE REVIEWS: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The best thing that What to Expect When You’re Expecting has got going for it is its production budget — it cost only $25 million to make. And although the film’s publicists have been working overtime trying to find a hook that will appeal to men, it has been tracking heavily among females — only. […]

BARON-COHEN’S THE DICTATOR BLITZES THEATER OWNERS

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron-Cohen certainly knows how to promote his movies to maximum effect. His appearance in the garb of his title character in the upcoming The Dictator before the theater owners’ convention CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas Monday night managed to grab the attention of reporters in attendance, who seemed delighted to quote Cohen’s remarks extensively […]

SPIKE LEE: WHY HE FINANCED HIS LATEST MOVIE

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When Spike Lee was asked following the screening of his movie Red Hook Summer at the Sundance film festival what he would have done differently if he had had access to a big Hollywood budget, he launched into a high-decibel, expletive-laced rant at studio executives that left those in his audience somewhat shell-shocked. The question […]

FRANCO UNCONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBLY BOMBING AT OSCARS

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Franco insists he’s not putting his career on the line by co-hosting the Academy Awards show with Anne Hathaway this month. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Franco said, “Look, they know we’re not Billy Crystal or Chris Rock. They’re not asking us because they’re expecting that. The show is going to be […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “GROWN UPS”

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Grown Ups stars Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. That’s probably all you need to know in order to make a decision about whether to see the movie, so reviews may be superfluous. Indeed, they’re getting the kind of snarky notices that each of the comedians regularly gets on his […]

FOX WORKING TO OVERCOME SOFT TRACKING FOR “KNIGHT AND DAY”

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox has acknowledged that its decision to preview the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz comedy thriller Knight and Day last Saturday and at midnight screenings last night was aimed at offsetting negative tracking with positive word-of-mouth. “The best tool we had was the movie itself,” Fox distribution chief Bruce Snyder told today’s (Wednesday) Daily Variety. […]