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MOVIE REVIEWS: MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY

April 25, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

While it was not screened in advance for critics, Madea’s Big Happy Family was viewed by a handful of them at their local multiplexes over the weekend. Their common complaint is that, aside from the Madea character (producer-director-writer-star Tyler Perry in a fat suit, a print dress and a wig), nearly all of the women […]

WILL RANGO BE A HIT OR A COSTLY MISS?

March 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Critics, by and large, may have loved Rango, and their positive reviews may have helped boost ticket sales for the quirky animated film, but word-of-mouth may prove iffy. Animated movies ordinarily have the longest legs of any film genre, showing the smallest week-to-week drop. But according to Las Vegas-based CinemaScore, which polls rank-and-file moviegoers over […]

AUDIENCES GIVE THE AMERICAN A ONE-FINGER SALUTE

September 7, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Suggesting that word-of-mouth may be highly overrated when it comes to predicting a movie’s success, the George Clooney movie The American performed well above expectations over the four-day Labor Day weekend despite polls indicating that audiences loathed it. The film ranked No. 1 at the box office (after opening on Wednesday), earning an estimated $16.4 […]

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