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EVEN WITH CLINT’S RETURN, BOX OFFICE WHIFFS AGAIN

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Like a baseball team blowing a commanding lead in the standings, the box office lost ground for the fourth week in a row over the weekend. Ticket sales were down nearly 30 percent against the same weekend a year ago when a 3D version of Disney’s The Lion King chalked up $22 million to lead […]

MOVIEGOERS AGAIN EXPECTED TO STAY HOME

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films will be opening wide at the box office this weekend, but they are not likely to lift it out of the doldrums that it drifted into at the beginning of the month. The horror film, House at the End of the Street, which was not screened for critics, is expected to lead […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Trouble with the Curve isn’t a great Clint Eastwood flick, critics agree, but he certainly gives a more effective performance in it than he did at the Republican National Convention earlier this month, they say. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times calls it “a superior entertainment, moving down somewhat predictable paths with an authenticity and […]

ELEPHANTS FOR FOX, DONKEYS FOR MSNBC

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, during the Republican National Convention, it was Fox News Channel’s time to shine. On Thursday, only NBC’s America’s Got Talent was watched by more people than FNC’s coverage of the convention, which featured Clint Eastwood conversing with an empty chair and Mitt Romney accepting the RNC’s presidential nomination. Commented today’s (Thursday) Washington Post: […]

STEWART MOCKS EASTWOOD’S “OLD MAN AND THE SEAT”

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With late-night TV comedians virtually ignoring Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention and focusing instead on mocking Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” performance earlier in the evening, President Obama undoubtedly must have felt that the actor made his day. In an interview with USA Today, the president said that he was a “huge […]

FEW KUDOS FOR EASTWOOD AT RNC

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Republican National Convention may have had one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on its podium Thursday night prior to the appearance of its candidate for president, but even some of Mitt Romney’s most ardent supporters were questioning whether Clint Eastwood’s performance helped their candidate or hurt him. Joe Scarborough, the conservative MSNBC host, tweeted that […]

HALF OF U.S. SAW AT LEAST PART OF SUPER BOWL

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the current U.S. population standing at 313 million, the 111.3 million who watched Sunday’s Super Bowl Game represented one out of every three Americans. But that was the “average” number who were watching at any given time during the game. The total number who watched at least some of the game number 166.8 million […]

IMMORTALS KILLS AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic, debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even Relativity Media, which produced it, had figured it would probably earn around $25 million for the three-day weekend. Those same […]

IMMORTALS VS. NINE LIVES AT BOX OFFICE

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s receiving lousy reviews and unexcited buzz, but Relativity Media’s The Immortals is the favorite to win the weekend box office race. Its principal competition comes from two other newcomers, Warner Bros.’ J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (which opened on Wednesday) and Sony’s Jack and Jill, starring Adam Sandler (which […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: J. EDGAR

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to stir up word-of-mouth for a difficult film to market, Warner Bros. is releasing the controversial J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, today (Wednesday), in advance of the Veterans Day weekend. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood, who himself has called it one of his “anti-tentpole” movies, referring to the big-budget […]

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