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THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS OSCAR NODS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King’s Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), screenplay (David Seidler) and editing […]

GREEN HORNET GREENER THAN EXPECTED

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday. On Saturday, the studio had estimated that Friday’s gross had totaled $11.2 million, at the low end of analysts’ estimates. […]

COENS SAY THEY WON BECAUSE OF TIMING

January 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Joel and Ethan Coen have attributed the success of their latest film, True Grit, to the accident of fortuitous timing. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Coen remarked, “We were kinda lucky in the release date. Some of the would-be competitors, heavyweights, tanked [The Tourist, How Do You Know]. You’re lucky in the […]

TRUE GRIT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

January 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit showed just that as it outperformed industry forecasts for the second weekend in a row. According to studio estimates, the Paramount film, which earned about $24.5 million was edged out by Universal’s Little Fockers, which grossed some $26.3 million. With $86.8 million in ticket sales, True Grit has already become […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TRUE GRIT

December 22, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

It’s obviously impossible to review the Coen Brothers’ True Grit without comparing it to the original starring John Wayne. Most critics conclude that they have improved upon the original. “Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off an impressive feat,” writes Claudia Puig in USA Today. “True Grit is more than a remake,” she concludes, “It’s […]

FOCKERS TAKE ON TRON: LEGACY

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After six years, the Focker family return to the screen with Universal’s Little Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman. The film, which opens today (Wednesday), is expected to win the holiday box office with about $55-60 million, about 20 percent less than the $70.5 million earned by Meet the […]